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1957 Columbia Gems

1957 > Class A > 1957 South Atlantic League
Overall: 59-95
Scored 590 runs, Allowed 745 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 61-93

Affiliation: Kansas City Athletics-AL
Manager: Ernie White
Represented: Columbia, SC
Ballpark: Capital City Park (I) (Columbia, SC)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1956

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 Chet Boak 22 20 80 65 10 9 0 0 1 9 0 14 8 .138 .288 .185 .472 12 0 0 1 0
2 Tony Cannizzo 22 13 34 27 6 3 1 0 0 2 0 6 10 .111 .265 .148 .413 4 0 0 1 0
3 Bob Davis 23 41 82 67 7 10 2 0 0 5 0 8 6 .149 .237 .179 .416 12 0 6 1 0
4 Richard Gentry 24 56 248 210 27 53 6 3 2 17 3 34 42 .252 .357 .338 .695 71 0 4 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
5 David Gorrie* 25 6 14 3 .214
6 Joseph Gushanas* 27 28 66 51 4 8 0 1 0 7 0 13 13 .157 .328 .196 .524 10 0 2 0 0
7 Jay Hankins* 21 97 434 383 66 104 10 5 0 22 5 40 27 .272 .343 .324 .666 124 2 8 1 0
8 Roger Herrscher 25 11 22 16 4 4 2 0 0 1 0 6 5 .250 .455 .375 .830 6 0 0 0 0
9 Robert Hoffman 20 40 36 33 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .182 .206 .182 .388 6 0 2 0 0
10 Al Isreal* 30 146 607 554 63 151 22 5 2 63 4 41 34 .273 .321 .341 .662 189 1 6 5 5
11 Evans Killeen 21 22 33 31 2 5 0 0 0 4 0 2 5 .161 .212 .161 .373 5 0 0 0 0
12 Charles Kowalski* 19 17 12 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 .125 .364 .125 .489 1 0 1 0 0
13 Eric MacKenzie* 24 79 237 206 21 46 5 1 1 19 1 27 29 .223 .316 .272 .588 56 1 3 0 1
14 Rudolph Mayling 27 11 27 23 1 4 1 1 0 1 0 4 9 .174 .296 .304 .601 7 0 0 0 0
15 Thomas McGroarty* 25 13 15 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .077 .077 .077 .154 1 0 2 0 0
16 Johnny Menger 23 51 142 134 7 23 5 0 1 7 1 5 16 .172 .213 .231 .444 31 2 1 0 0
17 Kenneth Menkel* 23 37 163 140 21 33 4 0 3 16 1 21 16 .236 .344 .329 .672 46 2 0 0 1
18 Bill Oster* 24 6 3 0 .000
19 Joseph Pahr 29 91 367 321 33 87 13 1 6 48 3 39 27 .271 .349 .374 .723 120 1 3 3 3
20 Dan Pfister 20 3 4 1 .250
21 Leo Posada 21 65 227 192 28 36 6 2 3 15 3 29 44 .188 .307 .286 .593 55 4 2 0 0
22 Hal Raether 24 17 17 16 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .294 .250 .544 4 0 0 0 0
23 Buddy Reedy* 27 133 547 453 61 120 16 7 1 53 7 79 40 .265 .376 .338 .714 153 6 2 7 4
24 William Riale* 24 9 13 3 .231
25 Leroy Scercy* 20 6 24 1 .042
26 Keith Schmidt 28 49 172 153 11 29 2 0 1 15 0 16 23 .190 .263 .222 .485 34 0 1 2 1
27 LeRoy Schmidt* 23 147 644 560 59 124 15 3 10 56 7 71 78 .221 .307 .313 .619 175 1 5 7 2
28 Robert Schwarzkoff 22 54 30 28 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 .143 .200 .179 .379 5 0 0 0 0
29 David Shea 23 25 95 78 10 17 3 0 0 14 0 16 10 .218 .347 .256 .604 20 0 0 1 0
30 Al Silvera 21 7 18 5 .278
31 Harold Stamey* 29 51 209 167 25 37 8 0 6 34 1 40 27 .222 .370 .377 .747 63 0 1 1 6
32 Bill Stuifbergen 23 103 410 363 41 86 17 4 8 51 0 39 46 .237 .313 .372 .685 135 2 4 2 1
33 Benjamin Swaringen# 21 39 99 88 7 9 2 0 0 2 0 8 30 .102 .177 .125 .302 11 0 3 0 0
34 Chuck Thomas 25 57 207 183 21 35 8 0 2 15 0 14 26 .191 .282 .268 .549 49 9 1 0 1
35 Robert Travers 24 6 18 1 .056
36 George Wegerek 24 144 564 498 42 104 14 6 10 60 2 57 106 .209 .286 .321 .608 160 0 2 7 5 Stats for 2 teams
37 Spider Wilhelm 28 82 331 287 30 55 11 0 1 22 1 38 44 .192 .285 .240 .525 69 1 1 4 2
38 Don Williams 21 30 62 54 0 7 1 0 0 2 0 3 20 .130 .175 .148 .324 8 0 5 0 0
38 Players 24.9 154 5850 5112 590 1153 168 34 53 520 35 18 634 710 .226 .309 .303 .612 1548 65 39 32
* - 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 Davis 23 12 13 .480 3.12 41 25 14 2 205.0 184 90 71 8 95 4 135 8 1 10 1.361 8.1 0.4 4.2 5.9 1.42
2 Joseph Gushanas* 27 6 14 .300 4.53 22 20 12 2 147.0 156 90 74 11 76 4 63 5 0 8 1.578 9.6 0.7 4.7 3.9 0.83
3 Jack Hale* 25 0 0 2
4 Robert Hoffman* 20 3 12 .200 4.30 40 12 2 0 136.0 130 77 65 14 76 3 62 3 2 4 1.515 8.6 0.9 5.0 4.1 0.82
5 Franklin Kenny 24 0 0 1
6 Evans Killeen 21 3 7 .300 3.86 19 15 3 0 91.0 77 69 39 7 76 2 69 4 1 5 1.681 7.6 0.7 7.5 6.8 0.91
7 Charles Kowalski* 19 0 1 .000 5.44 16 3 0 0 43.0 34 29 26 3 46 1 25 1 0 3 1.860 7.1 0.6 9.6 5.2 0.54
8 Eric MacKenzie 24 0 0 1
9 Mike Mazzamorra* 23 0 0 3
10 Thomas McGroarty* 25 3 2 .600 5.88 13 5 0 0 49.0 50 36 32 2 40 0 31 0 0 2 1.837 9.2 0.4 7.3 5.7 0.78
11 Bill Oster* 24 0 1 .000 6
12 Dan Pfister 20 0 1 .000 3.60 3 10.0 18 10 4 9 2.700 16.2 8.1
13 Hal Raether 24 2 2 .500 3.91 16 2 1 0 46.0 38 23 20 3 22 2 19 1 0 3 1.304 7.4 0.6 4.3 3.7 0.86
14 Ralph Reiss* 22 0 0 4
15 William Riale 24 3 4 .429 4.00 9 7 2 0 45.0 60 27 20 2 14 1 22 1 0 2 1.644 12.0 0.4 2.8 4.4 1.57
16 LeRoy Schmidt* 23 0 1 .000 2
17 Robert Schwarzkoff 22 9 7 .563 2.85 50 5 2 1 120.0 106 45 38 3 64 2 62 4 0 7 1.417 8.0 0.2 4.8 4.6 0.97
18 Harold Stamey? 29 0 0 1
19 Benjamin Swaringen 21 13 17 .433 3.84 36 33 18 5 239.0 223 115 102 19 115 8 183 3 3 3 1.414 8.4 0.7 4.3 6.9 1.59
20 George Wegerek? 24 0 0 1 Stats for 2 teams
21 Don Williams 21 5 13 .278 4.58 30 22 6 0 171.0 155 96 87 11 115 4 115 7 2 8 1.579 8.2 0.6 6.1 6.1 1.00
21 Players 22.2 59 95 .383 4.03 154 154 94 60 11 1350.0 1273 745 605 92 788 34 814 45 7 58 1.527 8.5 0.6 5.3 5.4 1.03
* - 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
Eric MacKenzie 55 266 27 3 7 .990 5.33 4
Chuck Thomas 53 314 40 9 10 .975 6.68 5
Keith Schmidt 42 247 9 4 2 .985 6.10 2
Tony Cannizzo 11 58 6 3 1 .955 5.82 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
LeRoy Schmidt 92 772 50 14 50 .983 8.93
Kenneth Menkel 36 325 25 4 25 .989 9.72
David Shea 20 170 6 1 14 .994 8.80

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Al Isreal 85 208 205 19 43 .956 4.86
Richard Gentry 26 60 81 11 12 .928 5.42 Stats for 2 teams
Johnny Menger 23 46 48 2 5 .979 4.09
Chet Boak 20 41 51 2 11 .979 4.60

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joseph Pahr 82 88 148 23 17 .911 2.88
Al Isreal 58 82 135 11 11 .952 3.74
Leo Posada 13 17 29 2 4 .958 3.54

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George Wegerek 143 289 411 47 91 .937 4.90 Stats for 2 teams
Spider Wilhelm 81 128 235 18 30 .953 4.48
Richard Gentry 17 35 49 7 15 .923 4.94 Stats for 2 teams
Johnny Menger 13 22 26 5 3 .906 3.69

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Buddy Reedy 124 257 9 4 1 .985 2.15
Jay Hankins 97 214 6 6 0 .973 2.27
Bill Stuifbergen 97 158 1 2 0 .988 1.64
LeRoy Schmidt 50 93 10 6 1 .945 2.06
Harold Stamey 46 86 4 4 2 .957 1.96
Leo Posada 38 88 11 2 1 .980 2.61

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Robert Schwarzkoff 50 11 33 3 2 .936 0.88
Bob Davis 41 14 43 0 3 1.000 1.39
Robert Hoffman 40 3 29 4 2 .889 0.80
Benjamin Swaringen 36 10 30 2 1 .952 1.11
Don Williams 30 6 21 3 3 .900 0.90
Joseph Gushanas 22 5 32 6 1 .860 1.68
Evans Killeen 19 4 15 1 1 .950 1.00
Charles Kowalski 16 0 6 1 0 .857 0.38
Hal Raether 16 1 5 1 0 .857 0.38
Thomas McGroarty 13 1 4 0 0 1.000 0.38
William Riale 9 0.00
Bill Oster 6 0.00
Ralph Reiss 4 0.00
Mike Mazzamorra 3 0.00
Dan Pfister 3 0.00
Jack Hale 2 0.00
LeRoy Schmidt 2 0.00
Franklin Kenny 1 0.00
Eric MacKenzie 1 0.00
Harold Stamey 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Chet Boak 22 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Jun 19, 1935 New Castle, PA, US
Tony Cannizzo 22 R R 5' 9.0" 200 Jan 16, 1935 San Francisco, CA, US
Bob Davis 23 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Sep 11, 1933 New York, NY, US
Richard Gentry 24 R R 5' 10.0" 160 Aug 12, 1932 Torrence County, NM, US
David Gorrie 25 L L 5' 10.0" 180 1932
Joseph Gushanas 27 L L 5' 10.0" 170 1930
Jack Hale 25 L L 6' 1.0" 185 1932
Jay Hankins 21 L R 5' 7.0" 170 Nov 7, 1935 St. Louis County, MO, US
Roger Herrscher 25 R 6' 2.0" 175 1932
Robert Hoffman 20 R L 6' 2.0" 160 Sep 13, 1936
Al Isreal 30 L 5' 10.0" 175 Apr 19, 1927
Franklin Kenny 24 R R 6' 5.0" 205 1933
Evans Killeen 21 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Feb 27, 1936 Brooklyn, NY, US
Charles Kowalski 19 L L 6' 1.0" 205 1938
Eric MacKenzie 24 L R 6' 0.0" 185 Aug 29, 1932 Glendon, AB, CA
Rudolph Mayling 27 R 6' 1.0" 175 1930
Mike Mazzamorra 23 R L 6' 0.0" 200 1934
Thomas McGroarty 25 L L 5' 10.0" 175 1932
Johnny Menger 23 R R 5' 10.0" 160 1934
Kenneth Menkel 23 L 6' 0.0" 190 1934
Bill Oster 24 L L 6' 3.0" 198 Jan 2, 1933 New York, NY, US
Joseph Pahr 29 R 5' 9.0" 180 May 5, 1928 Chicago, IL, US
Dan Pfister 20 R R 6' 0.0" 187 Dec 20, 1936 Plainfield, NJ, US
Leo Posada 21 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Apr 15, 1936 La Habana, La Habana, CU
Hal Raether 24 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Oct 10, 1932 Lake Mills, WI, US
Buddy Reedy 27 L R 5' 11.0" 170 Dec 10, 1929 Savannah, GA, US
Ralph Reiss 22 L L 6' 0.0" 175 1935
William Riale 24 L R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 22, 1933 Brogue, PA, US
Leroy Scercy 20 L R 6' 2.0" 205 Oct 14, 1936 Cabarrus County, NC, US
Keith Schmidt 28 R 6' 0.0" 190 1929
LeRoy Schmidt 23 L L 6' 1.0" 170 1934
Robert Schwarzkoff 22 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1935
David Shea 23 R 6' 2.0" 192 1934
Al Silvera 21 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Aug 26, 1935 San Diego, CA, US
Harold Stamey 29 L 6' 1.0" 190 Apr 3, 1928
Bill Stuifbergen 23 R 6' 4.0" 205 1934
Benjamin Swaringen 21 S R 6' 1.0" 185 1936
Chuck Thomas 25 R R 5' 10.0" 188 Jan 27, 1932 Miami, FL, US
Robert Travers 24 R 5' 9.0" 163 1933
George Wegerek 24 R 6' 2.0" 175 1933
Spider Wilhelm 28 R R 5' 9.0" 170 May 23, 1929 Baltimore, MD, US
Don Williams 21 R R 6' 5.0" 218 Sep 2, 1935 Los Angeles, CA, US

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