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1949 Louisville Colonels

1949 > Class AAA > 1949 American Association
Overall: 70-83
Scored 680 runs, Allowed 759 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 69-84

Affiliation: Boston Red Sox-AL
Manager: Owen Scheetz, Mike Ryba and Fred Walters
Represented: Louisville, KY
Ballpark: Parkway Field  (Louisville, KY)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1948 / 1950

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Bob Alexander 26 25 55 48 3 4 0 0 0 4 0 3 14 .083 .137 .083 .221 4 1 0 4
2 Tex Aulds 28 9 27 5 .185
3 Johnny Barrett* 33 48 152 127 19 36 3 2 1 20 3 24 15 .283 .397 .362 .760 46 2 0 1
4 Hal Brown 24 35 78 70 3 18 1 1 1 6 0 5 5 .257 .307 .343 .650 24 2 0 3
5 Milt Byrnes* 32 130 424 346 55 90 15 1 8 34 4 69 44 .260 .385 .379 .763 131 9 1 8 Stats for 2 teams
6 Kenneth Chapman 28 125 496 399 55 98 21 6 8 61 4 80 51 .246 .376 .388 .764 155 15 3 14
7 Hampton Coleman 21 14 10 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .125 .222 .125 .347 1 0 0 1
8 Cot Deal# 26 73 135 116 12 26 0 0 4 16 0 17 25 .224 .323 .328 .651 38 1 0 2 Stats for 2 teams
9 Fritz Dorish 27 15 38 31 5 6 0 0 0 2 0 4 10 .194 .286 .194 .479 6 0 0 3
10 John Douglas* 31 115 471 404 48 108 18 0 1 32 5 59 33 .267 .363 .319 .683 129 9 2 6 Stats for 2 teams
11 Jack Griffore 28 33 82 71 5 9 1 0 0 6 0 6 11 .127 .195 .141 .336 10 2 0 5
12 Fred Harrington 26 134 575 508 74 126 19 4 2 45 10 55 52 .248 .324 .313 .637 159 17 2 10 Stats for 2 teams
13 Mel Hoderlein# 26 127 542 444 71 119 22 1 2 44 7 80 35 .268 .381 .336 .717 149 11 1 17
14 Jake Jones 28 91 372 316 34 75 13 0 10 44 3 44 40 .237 .342 .373 .715 118 6 6 6
15 Dick Kimble* 33 85 277 232 33 64 8 5 1 28 1 42 12 .276 .387 .366 .753 85 7 0 3
16 Red Lavigne 25 60 172 152 18 48 15 2 2 19 1 15 14 .316 .385 .480 .865 73 2 2 3
17 Windy McCall* 23 9 20 5 .250
18 Mickey McDermott* 20 13 34 30 5 10 2 0 1 4 1 4 5 .333 .412 .500 .912 15 1 0 0
19 Gordie Mueller 26 47 30 28 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .071 .103 .071 .175 2 0 0 1
20 Willard Nixon* 21 4 8 3 .375
21 Mike Palm 24 27 59 52 6 11 1 0 0 7 0 6 26 .212 .293 .231 .524 12 2 0 1
22 Douglas Payne 19 3 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
23 Jim Piersall 19 125 489 446 58 121 21 4 3 58 6 30 59 .271 .317 .357 .674 159 16 0 13
24 Ewald Pyle* 38 27 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0
25 Al Richter 22 15 47 40 3 9 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 .225 .311 .225 .536 9 3 0 2
26 Jack Robinson 28 27 53 44 5 6 2 0 0 3 1 4 16 .136 .208 .182 .390 8 0 0 5
27 Sheriff Robinson 27 70 250 207 20 53 7 0 2 19 1 34 27 .256 .364 .319 .682 66 7 1 8
28 Russell Rolandson 32 7 17 1 .059
29 Mickey Rutner 30 41 161 136 14 36 7 1 3 16 0 22 7 .265 .367 .397 .764 54 3 0 3
30 Bob Scherbarth 23 83 275 239 29 69 12 4 2 30 1 32 24 .289 .377 .397 .775 95 4 2 2
31 Tommy Tatum 29 17 61 53 4 18 4 0 0 7 0 6 0 .340 .407 .415 .822 22 2 0 2
32 Fred Walters 36 1 4 1 .250
33 Sammy White 21 8 21 3 .143
34 George Wilson* 24 141 616 528 90 141 28 1 17 67 7 74 38 .267 .361 .420 .782 222 10 4 10
35 Tom Wright* 25 151 661 549 91 202 38 8 9 89 7 103 59 .368 .473 .515 .988 283 17 6 3
36 Norm Zauchin 19 2 7 2 .286
36 Players 26.6 155 5982 5103 680 1362 238 40 70 620 55 724 576 .267 .361 .370 .732 1890 139 30 125
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Bob Alexander 26 8 8 .500 4.25 25 8 0 144.0 148 88 68 65 54 2 0 3 1.479 9.2 4.1 3.4 0.83
2 Hal Brown 24 8 13 .381 3.31 33 15 1 193.0 217 96 71 51 70 0 1 6 1.389 10.1 2.4 3.3 1.37
3 Hampton Coleman 21 1 3 .250 6.43 14 35.0 35 26 25 31 24 1 0 1 1.886 9.0 8.0 6.2 0.77
4 Cot Deal 26 15 9 .625 2.97 33 19 2 221.0 216 88 73 88 119 2 0 11 1.376 8.8 3.6 4.8 1.35 Stats for 2 teams
5 Fritz Dorish 27 3 3 .500 5.10 15 3 0 90.0 103 60 51 35 45 1 1 2 1.533 10.3 3.5 4.5 1.29
6 Jack Griffore 28 12 12 .500 3.31 33 13 1 212.0 207 82 78 57 99 1 1 1 1.245 8.8 2.4 4.2 1.74
7 Harley Hisner 22 0 1 .000 13.50 2 4.0 9 7 6 2 4 0 0 0 2.750 20.2 4.5 9.0 2.00
8 John Hoffman 25 0 0 4 5.0
9 Windy McCall* 23 5 2 .714 5.09 8 1 0 46.0 39 28 26 42 15 3 0 3 1.761 7.6 8.2 2.9 0.36
10 Mickey McDermott* 20 6 4 .600 3.27 11 7 1 77.0 53 33 28 54 116 1 1 2 1.390 6.2 6.3 13.6 2.15
11 Gordie Mueller 26 10 4 .714 3.81 47 0 0 104.0 95 50 44 62 68 6 0 2 1.510 8.2 5.4 5.9 1.10
12 Willard Nixon 21 0 3 .000 5.09 4 23.0 19 13 13 18 15 2 1 1 1.609 7.4 7.0 5.9 0.83
13 Mike Palm 24 9 8 .529 4.47 27 8 2 147.0 173 85 73 74 65 4 2 5 1.680 10.6 4.5 4.0 0.88
14 Douglas Payne 19 0 0 3 7.0
15 Ewald Pyle* 38 1 8 .111 6.23 27 1 0 78.0 90 71 54 50 43 4 0 3 1.795 10.4 5.8 5.0 0.86
16 Jack Robinson 28 6 13 .316 5.03 27 6 1 145.0 163 91 81 52 52 3 1 1 1.483 10.1 3.2 3.2 1.00
16 Players 26.4 70 83 .458 155 155 759
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Bob Scherbarth 76 293 34 12 7 .965 4.30 5
Sheriff Robinson 70 332 30 6 8 .984 5.17 4

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Douglas 108 891 52 12 128 .987 8.73 Stats for 2 teams
Jake Jones 91 761 57 6 63 .993 8.99

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Fred Harrington 124 320 369 22 82 .969 5.56 Stats for 2 teams
Mel Hoderlein 18 41 41 2 8 .976 4.56
Kenneth Chapman 13 26 29 6 7 .902 4.23

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Kenneth Chapman 108 125 171 15 30 .952 2.74
Mickey Rutner 36 30 59 5 5 .947 2.47

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mel Hoderlein 97 166 267 28 70 .939 4.46
Dick Kimble 54 87 129 16 24 .931 4.00
Al Richter 14 24 31 1 7 .982 3.93

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tom Wright 151 295 8 9 2 .971 2.01
George Wilson 134 256 21 7 5 .975 2.07
Jim Piersall 116 357 18 7 3 .982 3.23
Milt Byrnes 112 212 10 7 2 .969 1.98 Stats for 2 teams
Red Lavigne 35 75 4 1 1 .988 2.26
Johnny Barrett 22 57 0 1 0 .983 2.59

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gordie Mueller 47 3 16 0 0 1.000 0.40
Hal Brown 33 14 36 1 1 .980 1.52
Cot Deal 33 16 29 3 3 .938 1.36 Stats for 2 teams
Jack Griffore 33 14 41 1 2 .982 1.67
Mike Palm 27 6 22 2 0 .933 1.04
Ewald Pyle 27 2 19 1 2 .955 0.78
Jack Robinson 27 12 25 4 1 .902 1.37
Bob Alexander 25 7 33 3 2 .930 1.60
Fritz Dorish 15 9 18 0 4 1.000 1.80
Hampton Coleman 14 0 5 0 1 1.000 0.36
Mickey McDermott 11 3 9 1 0 .923 1.09
Windy McCall 8 0.00
John Hoffman 4 0.00
Willard Nixon 4 0.00
Douglas Payne 3 0.00
Harley Hisner 2 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Bob Alexander 26 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Aug 7, 1922 Vancouver, BC, CA
Tex Aulds 28 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Dec 28, 1920 Farmerville, LA, US
Johnny Barrett 33 L L 5' 10.0" 170 Dec 18, 1915 Lowell, MA, US
Hal Brown 24 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Dec 11, 1924 Greensboro, NC, US
Milt Byrnes 32 L L 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 15, 1916 St. Louis, MO, US
Kenneth Chapman 28 R 5' 11.0" 180 Apr 26, 1921
Hampton Coleman 21 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Feb 12, 1928 Red Springs, NC, US
Cot Deal 26 S R 5' 10.0" 185 Jan 23, 1923 Arapaho, OK, US
Fritz Dorish 27 R R 5' 11.0" 204 Jul 13, 1921 Swoyersville, PA, US
John Douglas 31 L L 6' 2.0" 195 Sep 14, 1917 Thayer, WV, US
Jack Griffore 28 R R 5' 11.0" 195 Mar 28, 1921
Fred Harrington 26 R 5' 10.0" 170 Jul 23, 1922 Monroe, NC, US
Harley Hisner 22 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Nov 6, 1926 Maples, IN, US
Mel Hoderlein 26 S R 5' 10.0" 185 Jun 24, 1923 Mount Carmel, OH, US
John Hoffman 25 L R 6' 4.0" 215 Nov 30, 1923 Buffalo, NY, US
Jake Jones 28 R R 6' 3.0" 197 Nov 23, 1920 Epps, LA, US
Dick Kimble 33 L R 5' 9.0" 160 Jul 27, 1915 Buchtel, OH, US
Red Lavigne 25 R 5' 9.0" 195 Sep 2, 1923 New Orleans, LA, US
Windy McCall 23 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Jul 18, 1925 San Francisco, CA, US
Mickey McDermott 20 L L 6' 2.0" 170 Apr 29, 1929 Poughkeepsie, NY, US
Gordie Mueller 26 R R 6' 4.0" 200 Dec 10, 1922 Timonium, MD, US
Willard Nixon 21 L R 6' 2.0" 195 Jun 17, 1928 Taylorsville, GA, US
Mike Palm 24 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Feb 13, 1925 Boston, MA, US
Douglas Payne 19 R R 6' 4.0" 215 1930
Jim Piersall 19 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Nov 14, 1929 Waterbury, CT, US
Ewald Pyle 38 L L 6' 0.0" 175 Aug 27, 1910 St. Louis, MO, US
Al Richter 22 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Feb 7, 1927 Norfolk, VA, US
Jack Robinson 28 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Feb 20, 1921 Orange, NJ, US
Sheriff Robinson 27 R 6' 0.0" 175 Sep 8, 1921 Cambridge, MD, US
Russell Rolandson 32 R 5' 10.0" 170 Feb 16, 1917
Mickey Rutner 30 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Mar 18, 1919 Hempstead, NY, US
Bob Scherbarth 23 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Jan 18, 1926 Milwaukee, WI, US
Tommy Tatum 29 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jul 16, 1919 Decatur, TX, US
Fred Walters 36 R R 6' 1.0" 210 Sep 4, 1912 Laurel, MS, US
Sammy White 21 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Jul 7, 1927 Wenatchee, WA, US
George Wilson 24 L R 6' 1.0" 185 Aug 31, 1924 Cherryville, NC, US
Tom Wright 25 L R 5' 11.0" 180 Sep 22, 1923 Shelby, NC, US
Norm Zauchin 19 R R 6' 4.0" 220 Nov 17, 1929 Royal Oak, MI, US

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