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1944 Newark Bears

1944 > Class AA > 1944 International League
Overall: 85-69

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Billy Meyer
Represented: Newark, NJ
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1943 / 1945

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk 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 Bevens 27 19 61 53 6 13 1 0 2 4 0 0 1 9 .245 .259 .377 .637 20 4 0 7
2 Charles Biggs 32 37 133 119 23 29 3 1 2 13 3 1 10 12 .244 .302 .336 .638 40 2 0 4
3 Joe Buzas 24 125 502 465 66 138 14 8 4 65 29 10 26 24 .297 .335 .387 .722 180 7 1 10
4 Pat Capri 25 4 7 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .143 .143 1 0
5 Joe Cicero 33 9 33 5 8 2 0 3 11 1 0 .242 .576 19 2
6 Arnold Cohen* 28 29 122 100 19 26 2 0 0 1 2 5 22 9 .260 .393 .280 .673 28 1 0 0
7 Gene Corbett* 30 47 193 174 22 49 11 0 2 25 2 3 17 13 .282 .346 .379 .725 66 3 0 2
8 Jerry Crosby# 25 92 273 226 35 54 8 2 6 37 2 4 39 21 .239 .356 .372 .727 84 3 2 6
9 Bill Drescher* 23 122 457 401 50 110 15 4 5 64 4 3 49 24 .274 .356 .369 .725 148 6 2 5
10 Grady Dunlap* 25 43 130 109 17 30 5 2 2 19 1 4 18 19 .275 .378 .413 .791 45 2 0 3
11 Joe Dwyer* 41 76 200 160 24 45 7 0 2 15 0 2 29 9 .281 .398 .363 .760 58 4 2 9
12 Ray Flannagan* 26 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 3.000 3 0
13 Lew Flick* 29 62 236 213 37 71 5 3 1 29 8 3 21 12 .333 .393 .399 .792 85 0 0 2
14 Henry Gagain 28 6 17 0 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 .235 .294 5 1
15 Frank Hiller 23 39 86 78 18 18 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 .231 .268 .244 .512 19 4 1 4
16 Ken Holcombe 25 33 82 71 8 10 1 0 0 6 0 0 7 17 .141 .218 .155 .373 11 1 0 4
17 Don Johnson 17 13 24 19 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 7 .105 .190 .158 .348 3 0 0 3
18 Stephen Kuk 30 101 438 373 82 104 20 6 9 54 9 9 52 29 .279 .371 .437 .808 163 4 3 10
19 John Maldovan 22 29 67 55 4 11 2 0 0 5 0 0 5 9 .200 .267 .236 .503 13 1 0 7
20 Charles Marleau 34 41 17 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .154 .267 .154 .421 2 2 0 2
21 Bob Miller 31 14 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
22 George Motto 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0 0
23 Charles Munday? -- 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0 0
24 Joe Page* 26 10 32 28 1 5 0 0 1 5 0 0 3 10 .179 .281 .286 .567 8 0 1 0
25 Phil Page 38 20 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
26 Jack Phillips 22 7 27 3 7 1 0 0 4 0 3 .259 .296 8 0
27 Harvey Porter 20 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 0 0
28 Mike Portner 25 97 361 300 47 81 7 7 5 45 11 8 55 40 .270 .383 .390 .773 117 8 0 6
29 Mel Queen 26 24 47 43 3 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 10 .140 .140 .209 .349 9 1 0 4
30 William Rabe 23 139 574 463 81 120 20 7 6 58 26 5 92 60 .259 .388 .371 .759 172 10 5 14
31 Robert Reid* 24 19 25 22 4 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 3 .318 .400 .409 .809 9 0 0 0
32 Danny Reynolds 24 146 549 462 67 121 19 9 5 64 7 10 62 39 .262 .349 .374 .724 173 13 0 25
33 Nick Rhabe* 28 76 320 276 35 86 11 2 0 31 3 4 17 15 .312 .358 .366 .724 101 8 3 24
34 Charles Righetti 19 4 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 1 0
35 Frank Silvanic 26 11 35 31 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 7 .065 .147 .065 .212 2 1 0 1
36 William Sucky 24 17 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
37 Walter VanGrofski 32 59 153 134 15 28 5 0 2 17 5 0 15 18 .209 .293 .291 .584 39 5 1 3
38 Roy Zimmerman* 27 103 449 378 63 107 17 7 4 69 14 8 60 31 .283 .385 .397 .782 150 8 3 8
38 Players 26.6 154 5767 4940 745 1298 181 59 62 665 134 636 495 .263 .350 .361 .711 1783 101 28 163
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 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 Bevens 27 12 6 .667 2.96 19 18 12 3 149.0 119 56 49 65 85 0 0 2 1.235 7.2 3.9 5.1 1.31
2 Elden Clark 26 0 1 .000 4 9.0 17 4 3 2.333 17.0 4.0 3.0 0.75
3 Robert Crow? 28 0 1 .000 5 10.0 12 1 3 1.300 10.8 0.9 2.7 3.00
4 Karl Drews 24 1 3 .250 6.43 5 28.0 32 25 20 27 11 2.107 10.3 8.7 3.5 0.41
5 Ray Flannagan 26 0 0 1 4.0 8 1 0 2.250 18.0 2.2 0.0 0.00
6 Frank Hiller 23 15 11 .577 3.08 29 28 17 6 216.0 205 83 74 79 113 7 0 4 1.315 8.5 3.3 4.7 1.43
7 Ken Holcombe 25 17 10 .630 3.82 33 28 16 2 205.0 193 112 87 116 123 4 0 4 1.507 8.5 5.1 5.4 1.06
8 Rudolph Immarata? -- 0 1 .000 1 4.0 6 5 2 2.750 13.5 11.2 4.5 0.40
9 Don Johnson 17 6 2 .750 4.03 12 8 4 1 67.0 66 35 30 35 38 0 0 1 1.507 8.9 4.7 5.1 1.09
10 John Maldovan 22 10 8 .556 4.09 29 25 9 2 165.0 142 83 75 128 147 1 0 4 1.636 7.7 7.0 8.0 1.15
11 Charles Marleau 34 7 1 .875 5.47 41 0 0 0 79.0 92 57 48 31 27 3 0 0 1.557 10.5 3.5 3.1 0.87
12 Bob Miller 31 1 2 .333 9.00 14 3 0 0 21.0 25 23 21 30 5 2 0 1 2.619 10.7 12.9 2.1 0.17
13 Charles Mistos* 27 0 1 .000 4 11.0 13 8 6 1.909 10.6 6.5 4.9 0.75
14 Joe Page* 26 4 5 .444 2.71 9 73.0 53 25 22 32 63 1.164 6.5 3.9 7.8 1.97
15 Phil Page* 38 2 2 .500 2.10 20 0 0 0 30.0 26 8 7 12 11 0 0 0 1.267 7.8 3.6 3.3 0.92
16 Mel Queen 26 9 7 .563 3.18 24 18 10 3 133.0 101 60 47 66 83 3 0 1 1.256 6.8 4.5 5.6 1.26
17 Jack Rager* 28 1 1 .500 4 17.0 18 8 11 1.529 9.5 4.2 5.8 1.38
18 Elmer Singleton 26 0 2 .000 5 20.0 24 9 16 1.650 10.8 4.0 7.2 1.78
19 William Sucky 24 0 4 .000 5.22 17 4 0 0 50.0 36 32 29 55 23 2 0 0 1.820 6.5 9.9 4.1 0.42
20 Ray Uniak? 20 0 1 .000 5 18.0 14 18 8 1.778 7.0 9.0 4.0 0.44
20 Players 26.0 85 69 .552 154 154

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Bill Drescher 118 650 73 7 11 .990 6.13 5 59 34 37%
Walter VanGrofski 55 254 28 5 4 .983 5.13 2 54 15 22%

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Roy Zimmerman 103 809 65 9 76 .990 8.49
Gene Corbett 45 423 29 7 35 .985 10.04

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joe Buzas 104 255 266 16 58 .970 5.01
Jerry Crosby 35 67 84 9 16 .944 4.31
Charles Biggs 17 50 60 2 9 .982 6.47

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mike Portner 92 82 144 10 17 .958 2.46
Jerry Crosby 35 36 58 12 6 .887 2.69
Joe Buzas 18 17 34 5 4 .911 2.83
Charles Biggs 14 14 23 1 3 .974 2.64

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Danny Reynolds 145 253 423 41 76 .943 4.66

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
William Rabe 133 267 8 9 4 .968 2.07
Stephen Kuk 95 194 9 4 2 .981 2.14
Nick Rhabe 75 125 4 0 0 1.000 1.72
Lew Flick 59 82 3 2 1 .977 1.44
Joe Dwyer 42 42 1 0 0 1.000 1.02
Grady Dunlap 29 45 6 3 0 .944 1.76
Arnold Cohen 28 33 6 2 1 .951 1.39
Frank Silvanic 11 17 0 1 0 .944 1.55

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Charles Marleau 41 4 12 0 1 1.000 0.39
Ken Holcombe 33 15 52 1 2 .985 2.03
Frank Hiller 29 15 36 3 3 .944 1.76
John Maldovan 29 3 18 1 1 .955 0.72
Mel Queen 24 6 19 1 0 .962 1.04
Phil Page 20 3 3 0 1 1.000 0.30
Bill Bevens 19 6 26 3 1 .914 1.68
William Sucky 17 1 19 0 1 1.000 1.18
Bob Miller 14 0 5 1 0 .833 0.36
Don Johnson 12 2 15 0 1 1.000 1.42
Joe Page 9 0.00
Robert Crow 5 0.00
Karl Drews 5 0.00
Elmer Singleton 5 0.00
Ray Uniak 5 0.00
Elden Clark 4 0.00
Charles Mistos 4 0.00
Jack Rager 4 0.00
Ray Flannagan 1 0.00
Rudolph Immarata 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Bill Bevens 27 R R 6' 3.0" 210 Oct 21, 1916 Hubbard, OR, US
Charles Biggs 32 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Apr 14, 1912 Greenbrier, AR, US
Joe Buzas 24 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Oct 2, 1919 Alpha, NJ, US
Pat Capri 25 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Nov 27, 1918 New York, NY, US
Joe Cicero 33 R R 5' 8.0" 167 Nov 18, 1910 Atlantic City, NJ, US
Elden Clark 26 R 1918
Arnold Cohen 28 L 5' 4.0" 158 1916
Gene Corbett 30 L R 6' 1.0" 190 Oct 25, 1913 Winona, MN, US
Jerry Crosby 25 S 5' 11.0" 175 1919
Robert Crow 28 R 6' 0.0" 165 1916
Bill Drescher 23 L R 6' 2.0" 190 May 23, 1921 Congers, NY, US
Karl Drews 24 R R 6' 4.0" 192 Feb 22, 1920 Staten Island, NY, US
Grady Dunlap 25 L 5' 11.0" 180 1919
Joe Dwyer 41 L L 5' 9.0" 186 Mar 27, 1903 Orange, NJ, US
Ray Flannagan 26 L R 6' 0.0" 185 1918
Lew Flick 29 L L 5' 9.0" 155 Feb 18, 1915 Bristol, TN, US
Henry Gagain 28 R 6' 0.0" 175 Oct 31, 1915 Waterbury, CT, US
Frank Hiller 23 R R 6' 0.0" 200 Jul 13, 1920 Irvington, NJ, US
Ken Holcombe 25 R R 5' 11.0" 169 Aug 23, 1918 Burnsville, NC, US
Rudolph Immarata -- Unknown
Don Johnson 17 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Nov 12, 1926 Portland, OR, US
Stephen Kuk 30 R 5' 10.0" 175 1914
John Maldovan 22 R R 5' 9.0" 165 May 17, 1922 Cleveland, OH, US
Charles Marleau 34 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Mar 25, 1910 Toledo, OH, US
Bob Miller 31 R R 6' 3.0" 200 1913
Charles Mistos 27 L L 6' 0.0" 185 1917
George Motto 28 R 6' 1.0" 185 Jul 18, 1915
Charles Munday -- Unknown
Joe Page 26 L L 6' 3.0" 200 Oct 28, 1917 Cherry Valley, PA, US
Phil Page 38 R L 6' 2.0" 175 Aug 23, 1905 Springfield, MA, US
Jack Phillips 22 R R 6' 4.0" 193 Sep 6, 1921 Clarence, NY, US
Harvey Porter 20 R 5' 10.0" 175 1924
Mike Portner 25 R 5' 8.0" 165 Sep 6, 1918
Mel Queen 26 R R 6' 0.0" 204 Mar 4, 1918 Maxwell, PA, US
William Rabe 23 R 5' 9.0" 154 1921
Jack Rager 28 L L 6' 1.0" 195 Nov 16, 1915 Lewistown, PA, US
Robert Reid 24 L 6' 0.0" 190 1920
Danny Reynolds 24 R R 5' 11.0" 158 Nov 26, 1919 Stony Point, NC, US
Nick Rhabe 28 L 5' 11.0" 185 Jun 10, 1916 Detroit, MI, US
Charles Righetti 19 R 6' 1.0" 165 Mar 4, 1925 San Francisco, CA, US
Frank Silvanic 26 R 6' 0.0" 175 Dec 13, 1917 Pittston, PA, US
Elmer Singleton 26 R R 6' 2.0" 174 Jun 26, 1918 Ogden, UT, US
Michael Sperrick 30 L 6' 3.0" 182 1914
William Sucky 24 R R 6' 2.0" 190 1920
Ray Uniak 20 L 6' 0.0" 175 Jan 28, 1924 Kansas City, KS, US
Walter VanGrofski 32 R 6' 0.0" 170 Dec 13, 1911 Bloomfield, NJ, US
Roy Zimmerman 27 L L 6' 2.0" 187 Sep 13, 1916 Pine Grove, PA, US

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