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1972 Niagara Falls Pirates

1972 > Class Short-Season A > 1972 New York-Pennsylvania League
Overall: 48-22
Scored 346 runs, Allowed 275 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 42-28

Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates-NL
Manager: Chuck Cottier
Represented: Niagara Falls, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1971 / 1973

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 Butch Alberts 22 66 247 206 42 64 11 4 3 46 5 1 34 41 .311 .417 .447 .864 92 5 0 2
2 John Bedard 19 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1
3 Brian Bochow 22 61 226 187 28 33 4 2 2 21 10 1 34 50 .176 .310 .251 .561 47 3 0 2
4 Phillip Brooks 22 14 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500 .750 2 0 0 0
5 Patrick Cassaday* 20 9 11 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .182 .182 .182 .364 2 0 0 0
6 Michael Cones 21 53 133 117 14 18 2 1 2 13 4 0 14 45 .154 .248 .239 .487 28 1 0 1
7 Lafayette Currence# 20 14 15 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 1 0
8 Miguel Dilone# 17 61 265 223 50 50 6 0 0 16 41 10 38 28 .224 .338 .251 .590 56 1 2 1
9 Melvin Gomez 19 49 128 120 9 18 3 0 0 8 2 0 6 31 .150 .197 .175 .372 21 1 1 0
10 Michael Gonzalez 18 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
11 Dennis Hebner* 22 3 9 9 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 .222 .222 .556 .778 5 0 0 0
12 Charles Janes 22 12 14 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 .000 .083 .000 .083 0 0 2 0
13 Oscar Johnson# 20 11 12 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .100 .182 .100 .282 1 0 1 0
14 Odell Jones 19 11 17 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 10 .000 .059 .000 .059 0 0 0 0
15 Juan Lebron 21 23 84 80 12 25 7 2 1 13 0 0 2 6 .313 .345 .488 .833 39 2 0 0
16 Keith Matheny 20 11 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 2 0
17 Kenneth Melvin 21 68 279 247 38 72 12 2 5 37 20 3 26 31 .291 .360 .417 .777 103 2 1 3
18 Jethro Mills* 20 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0
19 Omar Moreno* 19 68 289 259 52 75 11 6 2 34 31 6 30 44 .290 .363 .402 .765 104 0 0 0
20 Thomas Prazych 18 67 268 247 34 59 10 3 5 37 5 4 11 75 .239 .291 .364 .655 90 8 0 2
21 Jimmy Sexton 20 69 266 212 41 61 2 3 0 23 15 5 52 38 .288 .430 .325 .756 69 1 1 0
22 John Vance* 24 29 106 80 10 17 4 1 3 18 0 0 17 22 .213 .390 .400 .790 32 7 1 1
23 Kim West 22 12 18 16 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .125 .125 .188 .313 3 0 2 0
24 Douglas Zimmerman 22 27 86 71 9 8 2 1 0 4 0 0 13 27 .113 .267 .169 .436 12 2 0 0
24 Players 20.1 70 2495 2154 346 508 76 25 24 276 134 30 281 485 .236 .331 .328 .659 706 33 14 13 9
* - 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 John Bedard 19 1 2 .333 7.20 5 4 0 0 0 15.0 14 14 12 0 24 0 11 1 0 5 2.533 8.4 0.0 14.4 6.6 0.46
2 Phillip Brooks 22 3 1 .750 4.14 14 0 0 0 3 37.0 41 22 17 1 22 3 39 1 1 4 1.703 10.0 0.2 5.4 9.5 1.77
3 Michael Byrne* 22 5 1 .833 2.35 14 0 0 0 6 23.0 17 8 6 1 9 1 33 1 0 2 1.130 6.7 0.4 3.5 12.9 3.67
4 Patrick Cassaday 20 3 2 .600 4.93 8 8 2 1 0 42.0 36 29 23 3 27 0 31 4 0 1 1.500 7.7 0.6 5.8 6.6 1.15
5 Lafayette Currence* 20 7 3 .700 2.36 13 10 6 3 0 80.0 50 25 21 0 51 0 91 1 0 9 1.262 5.6 0.0 5.7 10.2 1.78
6 Michael Gonzalez 18 1 1 .500 0.69 2 2 2 0 0 13.0 5 4 1 1 7 0 13 1 0 0 0.923 3.5 0.7 4.8 9.0 1.86
7 Charles Janes 22 7 2 .778 2.28 12 9 6 1 1 75.0 60 22 19 4 32 7 58 4 1 4 1.227 7.2 0.5 3.8 7.0 1.81
8 Oscar Johnson* 20 2 2 .500 3.27 11 11 2 0 0 55.0 41 31 20 1 48 1 72 1 0 15 1.618 6.7 0.2 7.9 11.8 1.50
9 Odell Jones 19 7 3 .700 3.08 11 11 5 1 0 79.0 78 34 27 3 20 1 53 1 0 2 1.241 8.9 0.3 2.3 6.0 2.65
10 Timothy Jones 18 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 5 4 0 0 3 0 6 1 0 3 1.333 7.5 0.0 4.5 9.0 2.00
11 Keith Matheny 20 5 1 .833 4.60 11 2 1 0 1 45.0 43 29 23 3 16 1 37 1 0 2 1.311 8.6 0.6 3.2 7.4 2.31
12 Jethro Mills* 20 1 1 .500 4.20 5 1 0 0 1 15.0 12 9 7 1 13 0 12 0 0 1 1.667 7.2 0.6 7.8 7.2 0.92
13 Kim West 22 6 3 .667 3.78 12 12 6 2 0 88.0 84 44 37 7 33 1 92 1 0 6 1.330 8.6 0.7 3.4 9.4 2.79
13 Players 20.6 48 22 .686 3.35 70 70 40 30 9 12 573.0 486 275 213 25 305 15 548 18 2 54 1.380 7.6 0.4 4.8 8.6 1.80
* - 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
John Vance 26 207 17 1 1 .996 8.62 7
Douglas Zimmerman 26 183 14 3 2 .985 7.58 11
Juan Lebron 20 147 9 2 0 .987 7.80 6
Dennis Hebner 2 13 0 0 0 1.000 6.50 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Thomas Prazych 67 524 40 12 39 .979 8.42
John Vance 3 38 0 0 0 1.000 12.67

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Brian Bochow 54 113 103 9 24 .960 4.00
Melvin Gomez 17 33 44 7 6 .917 4.53

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Butch Alberts 66 47 133 26 12 .874 2.73
Michael Cones 4 5 4 2 1 .818 2.25

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jimmy Sexton 69 86 178 13 25 .953 3.83
Michael Cones 3 3 9 1 0 .923 4.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Kenneth Melvin 68 98 6 5 2 .954 1.53
Omar Moreno 68 87 4 5 0 .948 1.34
Miguel Dilone 60 83 4 5 0 .946 1.45
Michael Cones 16 23 0 1 0 .958 1.44

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Phillip Brooks 14 1 5 4 0 .600 0.43
Michael Byrne 14 1 8 1 1 .900 0.64
Lafayette Currence 13 1 13 1 1 .933 1.08
Charles Janes 12 3 12 0 4 1.000 1.25
Kim West 12 9 12 1 0 .955 1.75
Oscar Johnson 11 2 1 4 0 .429 0.27
Odell Jones 11 2 6 1 0 .889 0.73
Keith Matheny 11 4 4 0 0 1.000 0.73
Patrick Cassaday 8 2 2 0 0 1.000 0.50
John Bedard 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 1.00
Jethro Mills 5 0 4 1 0 .800 0.80
Michael Gonzalez 2 2 2 0 0 1.000 2.00
Timothy Jones 1 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Butch Alberts 22 R R 6' 2.0" 205 May 4, 1950 Williamsport, PA, US
John Bedard 19 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Sep 9, 1952
Brian Bochow 22 R R 5' 11.0" 175 1950
Phillip Brooks 22 R R 6' 1.0" 175 1950
Michael Byrne 22 R L 6' 1.0" 155 1950
Patrick Cassaday 20 L R 6' 1.0" 180 1952
Michael Cones 21 R R 5' 11.0" 175 1951
Lafayette Currence 20 S L 5' 11.0" 175 Dec 3, 1951 Rock Hill, SC, US
Miguel Dilone 17 S R 6' 0.0" 160 Nov 1, 1954 Santiago, Santiago, DO
Melvin Gomez 19 R R 5' 10.0" 160 1953
Michael Gonzalez 18 R R 6' 0.0" 170 1954
Dennis Hebner 22 L R 6' 0.0" 200 1950
Charles Janes 22 R R 6' 2.0" 195 1950
Oscar Johnson 20 S L 6' 2.0" 185 1952
Odell Jones 19 R R 6' 3.0" 175 Jan 13, 1953 Tulare, CA, US
Timothy Jones 18 S R 6' 5.0" 220 Jan 24, 1954 Sacramento, CA, US
Juan Lebron 21 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Jan 29, 1951
Keith Matheny 20 R R 6' 2.0" 200 1952
Kenneth Melvin 21 R R 6' 0.0" 160 Feb 17, 1951
Jethro Mills 20 L L 6' 0.0" 1952
Omar Moreno 19 L L 6' 2.0" 180 Oct 24, 1952 Puerto Armuelles, Chiriqui, PA
Thomas Prazych 18 R R 6' 6.0" 190 Dec 21, 1953
Jimmy Sexton 20 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Dec 15, 1951 Mobile, AL, US
John Vance 24 L R 6' 3.0" 208 1948
Kim West 22 R R 6' 2.0" 200 1950
Douglas Zimmerman 22 R R 6' 2.0" 185 1950

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