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1958 Houston Buffaloes

1958 > Class AA > 1958 Texas League
Overall: 79-74
Scored 660 runs, Allowed 698 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 73-80

Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals-NL
Manager: Harry Walker
Represented: Houston, TX
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1957 / 1959

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 Bill Abernathie 29 2 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
2 Herb Adams* 30 128 473 443 75 141 14 4 1 25 1 3 29 10 .318 .360 .375 .735 166 0 1 0
3 Fred Baczewski* 32 56 33 29 2 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 16 .138 .219 .138 .357 4 0 1 0
4 Asdrubal Baro 31 138 542 465 78 142 19 6 9 63 2 2 70 34 .305 .399 .430 .829 200 4 1 2 Stats for 2 teams
5 Billy Bowman 28 40 67 60 2 11 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 20 .183 .234 .200 .434 12 0 3 0
6 Donald Brown* 23 46 205 192 22 48 7 4 2 15 4 3 10 22 .250 .284 .359 .644 69 0 1 2
7 Ellis Burton# 21 147 595 504 109 144 41 6 22 77 4 6 80 82 .286 .387 .522 .909 263 5 3 3
8 Harold Byfuss 25 3 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
9 Duke Carmel* 21 53 212 180 31 46 9 1 8 17 0 1 28 35 .256 .354 .450 .804 81 1 0 3
10 Don Choate 19 9 20 2 .100
11 Glen Crable 25 39 64 54 7 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 18 .111 .158 .111 .269 6 0 7 0
12 Richard Czekaj 22 32 117 114 10 28 9 0 1 10 0 0 3 22 .246 .265 .351 .616 40 0 0 0
13 Edward Czerniakowski 22 60 225 211 15 54 7 0 4 25 0 0 8 40 .256 .286 .346 .632 73 2 1 3
14 Ray Dabek 31 81 228 207 35 43 5 2 9 35 0 2 17 29 .208 .274 .382 .656 79 2 2 0
15 Jim Donohue 19 19 28 24 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 .042 .115 .042 .157 1 0 2 0
16 David Garcia 22 19 61 52 7 13 0 0 1 2 0 0 8 8 .250 .344 .308 .652 16 0 0 1
17 William Garcia* 22 4 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
18 Waldo Gonzalez 24 104 386 353 19 81 11 3 0 41 3 0 30 40 .229 .293 .278 .570 98 2 0 1
19 Charles Green 23 3 4 1 .250
20 Charlie James 20 153 630 600 83 167 36 11 19 104 7 5 23 69 .278 .310 .470 .780 282 5 1 1
21 Lloyd Jenney* 29 57 209 170 17 37 9 0 2 26 0 1 35 12 .218 .344 .306 .650 52 0 0 4
22 Charlie Jennings* 21 4 9 1 .111
23 Fred McAlister 30 63 153 146 11 36 4 0 3 10 2 2 5 17 .247 .275 .336 .610 49 1 0 1
24 Von McDaniel 19 8 6 2 .333
25 Jim McKnight 22 149 598 569 67 162 34 7 7 77 8 6 21 39 .285 .312 .406 .718 231 3 2 3
26 Lloyd Merritt 25 52 18 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 2 0
27 Bob Miller 19 27 55 47 2 5 1 1 0 2 0 0 6 25 .106 .208 .170 .378 8 0 2 0
28 George Moton 23 18 28 24 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 .167 .231 .167 .397 4 0 2 0
29 Mel Nelson 22 12 23 23 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 .087 .087 .087 .174 2 0 0 0
30 Howie Nunn 22 35 73 69 4 14 4 0 0 8 0 0 1 11 .203 .225 .261 .486 18 1 2 0
31 Ernest Palmieri 23 7 5 1 .200
32 Russ Rac 28 120 441 391 63 122 26 0 12 71 1 0 33 37 .312 .368 .471 .839 184 7 1 9
33 Kelton Russell# 24 4 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
34 Wally Shannon* 25 113 459 427 62 124 12 4 5 36 1 2 25 34 .290 .330 .372 .702 159 0 7 0
35 Karl Spooner 27 2 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
36 Ted Thiem* 22 9 8 1 .125
37 Bob Thorpe 31 16 64 58 8 11 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 4 .190 .266 .190 .455 11 0 0 0
38 Paul Toth 23 13 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
39 Harry Walker* 41 45 97 85 8 23 2 0 2 13 1 0 11 8 .271 .351 .365 .715 31 0 0 1
39 Players 25.2 154 5720 5195 660 1347 235 45 99 599 33 34 409 642 .259 .315 .379 .694 1969 104 32 44 40 39
* - 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 Bill Abernathie 29 0 1 .000 2
2 Fred Baczewski* 32 5 6 .455 3.51 55 4 0 0 95.0 118 47 37 6 27 8 50 2 0 2 1.526 11.2 0.6 2.6 4.7 1.85
3 Billy Bowman 28 12 7 .632 3.67 37 23 8 4 189.0 182 87 77 17 87 4 118 3 1 1 1.423 8.7 0.8 4.1 5.6 1.36
4 Harold Byfuss 25 1 1 .500 3
5 Don Choate 19 5 4 .556 3.77 9 8 4 0 62.0 54 34 26 7 30 3 44 0 0 7 1.355 7.8 1.0 4.4 6.4 1.47
6 Glen Crable 25 12 6 .667 3.85 28 24 7 0 159.0 157 74 68 20 56 4 81 2 0 5 1.340 8.9 1.1 3.2 4.6 1.45
7 Jim Donohue 19 3 7 .300 4.50 19 12 4 2 82.0 70 43 41 5 46 3 89 7 0 5 1.415 7.7 0.5 5.0 9.8 1.93
8 William Garcia 22 0 0 4
9 Von McDaniel 19 1 2 .333 6
10 Lloyd Merritt 25 10 3 .769 4.36 52 2 0 0 95.0 97 60 46 8 37 9 46 6 0 1 1.411 9.2 0.8 3.5 4.4 1.24
11 Bob Miller 19 8 11 .421 3.54 27 21 8 2 160.0 157 79 63 6 64 6 115 1 0 9 1.381 8.8 0.3 3.6 6.5 1.80
12 George Moton 23 2 8 .200 4.71 18 10 2 0 86.0 98 56 45 7 28 4 59 1 0 2 1.465 10.3 0.7 2.9 6.2 2.11
13 Mel Nelson* 22 4 1 .800 1.29 8 6 3 2 49.0 35 8 7 0 24 1 47 1 0 1 1.204 6.4 0.0 4.4 8.6 1.96
14 Howie Nunn 22 11 9 .550 3.39 35 23 8 3 186.0 198 80 70 13 52 6 97 8 0 3 1.344 9.6 0.6 2.5 4.7 1.87
15 Ernest Palmieri 23 0 1 .000 7
16 Gordie Richardson* 19 0 1 .000 2
17 Kelton Russell* 24 0 2 .000 4
18 Karl Spooner* 27 0 0 2
19 Ted Thiem 22 2 2 .500 5.40 9 5 0 0 35.0 42 23 21 2 13 0 11 0 0 0 1.571 10.8 0.5 3.3 2.8 0.85
20 Paul Toth 23 2 2 .500 13
21 Harry Walker 41 0 0 3
21 Players 24.3 79 74 .516 4.00 154 154 111 43 11 1338.0 1315 698 595 117 577 50 835 34 3 43 1.414 8.8 0.8 3.9 5.6 1.45
* - 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
Ray Dabek 63 322 29 6 6 .983 5.57 4
Edward Czerniakowski 59 369 22 10 9 .975 6.63 5
Richard Czekaj 32 172 17 3 4 .984 5.91 3
Lloyd Jenney 12 56 5 1 2 .984 5.08 3

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Russ Rac 50 414 31 5 27 .989 8.90
Duke Carmel 47 395 20 3 27 .993 8.83
Lloyd Jenney 40 358 17 4 25 .989 9.38
Harry Walker 19 132 10 3 12 .979 7.47

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Wally Shannon 108 219 273 10 55 .980 4.56
Russ Rac 28 45 60 3 7 .972 3.75
Ellis Burton 25 60 61 12 15 .910 4.84
Fred McAlister 11 15 20 4 2 .897 3.18

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim McKnight 141 127 277 38 30 .914 2.87
Russ Rac 13 10 26 7 1 .837 2.77

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Waldo Gonzalez 104 172 297 34 50 .932 4.51
Fred McAlister 33 40 88 6 5 .955 3.88
David Garcia 17 37 42 6 7 .929 4.65
Jim McKnight 12 16 21 3 1 .925 3.08

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Charlie James 148 301 17 8 3 .975 2.15
Asdrubal Baro 100 187 6 6 1 .970 1.93 Stats for 2 teams

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Herb Adams 102 229 6 4 1 .983 2.30
Donald Brown 42 112 5 4 1 .967 2.79
Asdrubal Baro 17 24 0 1 0 .960 1.41 Stats for 2 teams

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ellis Burton 114 175 12 4 3 .979 1.64
Russ Rac 21 26 5 0 2 1.000 1.48
Bob Thorpe 15 17 2 0 0 1.000 1.27

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Fred Baczewski 55 4 15 2 2 .905 0.35
Lloyd Merritt 52 3 24 3 0 .900 0.52
Billy Bowman 37 10 25 4 0 .897 0.95
Howie Nunn 35 12 46 2 2 .967 1.66
Glen Crable 28 11 29 3 1 .930 1.43
Bob Miller 27 8 28 3 1 .923 1.33
Jim Donohue 19 6 12 1 2 .947 0.95
George Moton 18 3 11 0 1 1.000 0.78
Paul Toth 13 0 4 0 0 1.000 0.31
Don Choate 9 0.00
Ted Thiem 9 0.00
Mel Nelson 8 0.00
Ernest Palmieri 7 0.00
Von McDaniel 6 0.00
William Garcia 4 0.00
Kelton Russell 4 0.00
Harold Byfuss 3 0.00
Harry Walker 3 0.00
Bill Abernathie 2 0.00
Gordie Richardson 2 0.00
Karl Spooner 2 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Bill Abernathie 29 R R 5' 10.0" 190 Jan 30, 1929 Torrance, CA, US
Herb Adams 30 L L 5' 9.0" 160 Apr 14, 1928 Hollywood, CA, US
Fred Baczewski 32 L L 6' 2.0" 185 May 15, 1926 St. Paul, MN, US
Asdrubal Baro 31 R R 5' 10.0" 172 Nov 21, 1926 Mayari, Holguin, CU
Billy Bowman 28 R R 5' 11.0" 160 1930
Donald Brown 23 L L 6' 0.0" 175 1935
Ellis Burton 21 S R 5' 11.0" 160 Aug 12, 1936 Los Angeles, CA, US
Harold Byfuss 25 R R 6' 4.0" 185 1933
Duke Carmel 21 L L 6' 3.0" 202 Apr 23, 1937 New York, NY, US
Don Choate 19 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jul 2, 1938 Potosi, MO, US
Glen Crable 25 R R 5' 11.0" 162 1933
Richard Czekaj 22 R 5' 8.0" 180 Aug 30, 1935 Philadelphia, PA, US
Edward Czerniakowski 22 R R 6' 1.0" 185 1936
Ray Dabek 31 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Jan 8, 1927 Buffalo, NY, US
Jim Donohue 19 R R 6' 4.0" 190 Oct 31, 1938 St. Louis, MO, US
David Garcia 22 R R 5' 8.0" 155 Aug 16, 1935 Empalme, Sonora, MX
William Garcia 22 L R 6' 0.0" 195 1936
Waldo Gonzalez 24 R R 6' 0.0" 165 1934
Charles Green 23 R 6' 0.0" 175 1935
Charlie James 20 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Dec 22, 1937 St. Louis, MO, US
Lloyd Jenney 29 L 6' 0.0" 185 Feb 17, 1929 Astoria, NY, US
Charlie Jennings 21 L R 5' 10.0" 200 Nov 24, 1936
Fred McAlister 30 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 1, 1928 Lynchburg, VA, US
Von McDaniel 19 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Apr 18, 1939 Hollis, OK, US
Jim McKnight 22 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Jun 1, 1936 Bee Branch, AR, US
Lloyd Merritt 25 R R 6' 0.0" 189 Apr 8, 1933 St. Louis, MO, US
Bob Miller 19 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Feb 18, 1939 St. Louis, MO, US
George Moton 23 R R 6' 1.0" 185 1935
Mel Nelson 22 R L 6' 0.0" 185 May 30, 1936 San Diego, CA, US
Howie Nunn 22 R R 6' 0.0" 173 Oct 18, 1935 Westfield, NC, US
Ernest Palmieri 23 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Oct 20, 1934 New York, NY, US
Russ Rac 28 R R 5' 11.0" 188 Jun 15, 1930 Galveston, TX, US
Gordie Richardson 19 R L 6' 0.0" 185 Jul 19, 1938 Colquitt, GA, US
Kelton Russell 24 S L 6' 2.0" 185 1934
Wally Shannon 25 L R 6' 0.0" 178 Jan 23, 1933 Cleveland, OH, US
Karl Spooner 27 R L 6' 0.0" 185 Jun 23, 1931 Oriskany Falls, NY, US
Ted Thiem 22 L R 5' 11.0" 175 Oct 2, 1935 Oakdale, NE, US
Bob Thorpe 31 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Nov 19, 1926 Caryville, FL, US
Paul Toth 23 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Jun 30, 1935 McRoberts, KY, US
Harry Walker 41 L R 6' 2.0" 175 Oct 22, 1916 Pascagoula, MS, US

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