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1957 Denver Bears

1957 > Class AAA > 1957 American Association
Overall: 90-64
Scored 957 runs, Allowed 732 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 96-58

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Ralph Houk
Represented: Denver, CO
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1956 / 1958

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 Zeke Bella 26 76 300 249 54 79 8 1 14 49 0 49 35 .317 .430 .526 .956 131 1 0 1 3
2 Johnny Blanchard* 24 117 466 435 69 135 22 3 18 86 1 25 18 .310 .346 .499 .845 217 1 1 4 4
3 Fritz Brickell 22 152 653 577 85 170 36 9 9 83 4 64 72 .295 .363 .435 .798 251 1 5 6 9
4 James DePalo 25 34 35 31 6 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 .161 .235 .161 .397 5 1 1 0 0
5 Ed Donnelly* 26 26 32 31 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 6 .161 .188 .161 .349 5 0 0 0 0
6 Ryne Duren 28 18 47 41 8 7 0 0 0 3 0 2 21 .171 .244 .171 .415 7 2 2 0 0
7 Ben Flowers 30 25 68 58 3 6 1 0 0 2 0 2 26 .103 .133 .121 .254 7 0 8 0 0
8 Mark Freeman 26 24 71 58 7 10 1 0 0 6 0 3 24 .172 .203 .190 .393 11 0 7 3 0
9 Jim Fridley 32 25 88 83 12 26 4 0 4 17 0 4 12 .313 .341 .506 .847 42 0 0 1 0
10 John Gabler# 26 43 74 68 9 17 3 0 0 5 2 3 24 .250 .278 .294 .572 20 0 2 1 0
11 John Gebhard* 25 5 4 2 .500
12 Gene Hassell* 29 85 226 188 38 58 6 3 0 12 3 36 5 .309 .422 .372 .795 70 1 1 0 4
13 Woodie Held 25 16 71 61 12 17 5 0 2 11 0 8 15 .279 .366 .459 .825 28 1 0 1 1
14 Gene Host# 24 8 16 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
15 Walt Kellner 28 5 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
16 Johnny Kucab 37 39 17 16 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .250 .250 .250 .500 4 0 1 0 0
17 Tom Lasorda* 29 7 5 2 .400
18 Jack McMahan 24 47 18 15 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 .267 .389 .267 .656 4 0 0 0 0
19 Zach Monroe 25 40 98 91 17 28 4 0 0 16 0 2 22 .308 .323 .352 .674 32 0 5 0 0
20 Bob Oldis 29 85 299 262 42 77 13 3 4 31 1 32 18 .294 .368 .412 .780 108 0 3 2 0
21 Charles Parsons 25 16 12 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .083 .083 .083 .167 1 0 0 0 0
22 Jim Pisoni 27 74 319 277 47 83 20 2 10 49 1 33 50 .300 .382 .495 .877 137 4 5 0 1
23 Rance Pless 31 121 508 441 63 132 27 1 15 82 2 48 67 .299 .364 .467 .831 206 2 8 9 5 Stats for 2 teams
24 Curt Roberts 27 147 669 572 115 174 36 7 10 81 23 84 56 .304 .391 .444 .835 254 1 7 5 0
25 Richard Sanders 26 96 409 351 66 94 19 5 17 62 3 47 84 .268 .358 .496 .854 174 4 4 3 1
26 Norm Siebern* 23 144 654 548 124 191 45 15 24 118 2 97 72 .349 .443 .617 1.059 338 1 1 7 4
27 Marv Throneberry* 23 154 675 560 113 140 16 5 40 124 3 111 151 .250 .375 .511 .886 286 2 0 2 11
28 Jack Urban 28 8 18 2 .111
29 George Wilson* 32 122 472 399 85 119 23 8 14 92 3 65 51 .298 .395 .501 .896 200 2 1 5 2
29 Players 26.3 154 6119 5278 957 1535 278 61 175 903 48 706 836 .291 .374 .466 .840 2460 112 23 66 46 40
* - 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 James DePalo 25 6 7 .462 4.74 34 6 2 1 93.0 92 52 49 5 35 3 55 5 0 1 1.366 8.9 0.5 3.4 5.3 1.57
2 Ed Donnelly* 26 7 4 .636 5.73 25 12 3 0 77.0 92 52 49 12 34 1 32 3 0 0 1.636 10.8 1.4 4.0 3.7 0.94
3 Ryne Duren 28 13 2 .867 3.16 18 14 10 2 114.0 88 43 40 8 33 1 116 3 0 2 1.061 6.9 0.6 2.6 9.2 3.52
4 Ben Flowers 30 10 8 .556 3.56 24 22 10 1 162.0 164 78 64 9 40 9 99 2 1 6 1.259 9.1 0.5 2.2 5.5 2.48
5 Mark Freeman 26 12 6 .667 3.46 24 24 12 2 164.0 137 75 63 8 88 3 113 9 1 3 1.372 7.5 0.4 4.8 6.2 1.28
6 John Gabler 26 12 8 .600 3.89 35 20 10 1 183.0 191 90 79 20 46 5 82 10 0 3 1.295 9.4 1.0 2.3 4.0 1.78
7 John Gebhard* 25 1 0 1.000 4
8 Gene Host* 24 2 2 .500 5.36 8 7 2 1 42.0 42 28 25 3 28 1 20 0 1 1 1.667 9.0 0.6 6.0 4.3 0.71
9 Walt Kellner 28 0 1 .000 5
10 Johnny Kucab 37 5 3 .625 6.21 39 1 0 0 71.0 101 52 49 10 24 6 27 1 0 1 1.761 12.8 1.3 3.0 3.4 1.13
11 Tom Lasorda* 29 0 2 .000 6
12 Cleo Lewright 29 0 0 2
13 Jack McMahan* 24 3 5 .375 4.84 47 1 1 0 67.0 94 48 36 6 35 5 27 0 1 6 1.925 12.6 0.8 4.7 3.6 0.77
14 Zach Monroe 25 16 10 .615 3.58 36 29 14 1 224.0 226 107 89 17 69 7 111 2 0 6 1.317 9.1 0.7 2.8 4.5 1.61
15 Charles Parsons 25 0 4 .000 6.07 16 3 0 0 43.0 61 34 29 6 20 3 11 4 0 2 1.884 12.8 1.3 4.2 2.3 0.55
16 Jack Urban 28 3 2 .600 4.04 7 7 4 1 49.0 52 24 22 8 15 2 28 2 0 0 1.367 9.6 1.5 2.8 5.1 1.87
16 Players 27.0 90 64 .584 4.33 154 154 86 68 10 1331.0 1404 732 641 119 490 48 746 44 4 34 1.423 9.5 0.8 3.3 5.0 1.52
* - 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
Johnny Blanchard 88 455 35 1 4 .998 5.57 10
Bob Oldis 74 370 40 2 7 .995 5.54 5

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Marv Throneberry 154 1430 124 9 164 .994 10.09
Rance Pless 10 78 7 0 14 1.000 8.50 Stats for 2 teams

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Curt Roberts 143 211 476 27 126 .962 4.80
Gene Hassell 18 29 36 5 8 .929 3.61

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Rance Pless 108 92 203 8 19 .974 2.73 Stats for 2 teams
Richard Sanders 57 74 120 7 23 .965 3.40
Gene Hassell 32 21 68 2 5 .978 2.78

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Fritz Brickell 151 241 540 38 114 .954 5.17

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Norm Siebern 143 250 7 8 1 .970 1.80
George Wilson 103 168 5 5 1 .972 1.68
Jim Pisoni 73 158 7 6 0 .965 2.26
Zeke Bella 68 137 2 1 0 .993 2.04
Richard Sanders 40 96 3 2 0 .980 2.48
Johnny Blanchard 21 40 0 1 0 .976 1.90
Jim Fridley 21 28 0 2 0 .933 1.33
Woodie Held 13 27 3 1 0 .968 2.31

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jack McMahan 47 4 8 0 0 1.000 0.26
Johnny Kucab 39 5 12 0 2 1.000 0.44
Zach Monroe 36 20 38 2 3 .967 1.61
John Gabler 35 17 27 4 1 .917 1.26
James DePalo 34 5 16 1 1 .955 0.62
Ed Donnelly 25 7 10 0 0 1.000 0.68
Ben Flowers 24 12 20 1 3 .970 1.33
Mark Freeman 24 10 19 3 0 .906 1.21
Ryne Duren 18 1 13 2 0 .875 0.78
Charles Parsons 16 1 7 0 0 1.000 0.50
Gene Host 8 0.00
Jack Urban 7 0.00
Tom Lasorda 6 0.00
Walt Kellner 5 0.00
John Gebhard 4 0.00
Cleo Lewright 2 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Zeke Bella 26 R L 5' 11.0" 185 Aug 23, 1930 Greenwich, CT, US
Johnny Blanchard 24 L R 6' 1.0" 193 Feb 26, 1933 Minneapolis, MN, US
Fritz Brickell 22 R R 5' 5.0" 157 Mar 19, 1935 Wichita, KS, US
James DePalo 25 R R 6' 2.0" 195 1932
Ed Donnelly 26 L L 6' 1.0" 180 Aug 5, 1930 Philadelphia, PA, US
Ryne Duren 28 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Feb 22, 1929 Cazenovia, WI, US
Ben Flowers 30 R R 6' 4.0" 195 Jun 15, 1927 Wilson, NC, US
Mark Freeman 26 R R 6' 4.0" 220 Dec 7, 1930 Memphis, TN, US
Jim Fridley 32 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Sep 6, 1924 Phillippi, WV, US
John Gabler 26 S R 6' 2.0" 165 Oct 2, 1930 Kansas City, MO, US
John Gebhard 25 L L 6' 2.0" 165 1932
Gene Hassell 29 L R 5' 8.0" 155 Jun 15, 1928 Rivermines, MO, US
Woodie Held 25 R R 5' 10.0" 167 Mar 25, 1932 Sacramento, CA, US
Gene Host 24 S L 5' 11.0" 190 Jan 1, 1933 Leeper, PA, US
Walt Kellner 28 R R 6' 0.0" 200 Apr 26, 1929 Tucson, AZ, US
Johnny Kucab 37 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Dec 17, 1919 Olyphant, PA, US
Tom Lasorda 29 L L 5' 10.0" 175 Sep 22, 1927 Norristown, PA, US
Cleo Lewright 29 R R 6' 0.0" 160 Nov 4, 1927 Kirkwood, MO, US
Jack McMahan 24 R L 6' 0.0" 175 Jul 25, 1932 Hot Springs, AR, US
Zach Monroe 25 R R 6' 0.0" 198 Jul 8, 1931 Peoria, IL, US
Bob Oldis 29 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Jan 5, 1928 Preston, IA, US
Charles Parsons 25 R R 6' 0.0" 200 1932
Jim Pisoni 27 R R 5' 10.0" 169 Aug 14, 1929 St. Louis, MO, US
Rance Pless 31 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Dec 6, 1925 Greeneville, TN, US
Curt Roberts 27 R R 5' 8.0" 165 Aug 16, 1929 Pineland, TX, US
Richard Sanders 26 R R 6' 1.0" 180 1931
Norm Siebern 23 L R 6' 2.0" 200 Jul 26, 1933 St. Louis, MO, US
Marv Throneberry 23 L L 6' 1.0" 190 Sep 2, 1933 Collierville, TN, US
Jack Urban 28 R R 5' 8.0" 155 Dec 5, 1928 Omaha, NE, US
George Wilson 32 L R 6' 1.0" 185 Aug 31, 1924 Cherryville, NC, US

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