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1940 Topeka Owls

1940 > Class C > 1940 Western Association
Overall: n/a

Affiliation: St. Louis Browns-AL
Manager: William Wilson
Represented: Topeka, KS
Ballpark: Owl Ball Park (Topeka, KS)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1939 / 1941

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Jim Acton22104348982238.282.431150
2George Beck1913152000.133.1332Stats for 2 teams
3Gerald Bernstein22378824521.273.40936Stats for 2 teams
4Olan Dabbs--4113729620.212.28539
5Jack Devincenzi*2312947615229617.319.513244
6Robert Hope*2212231000.043.0431
7Winlow Johnson2522346200.176.2358
8Bill Karlowski#22317014300.200.24317
9Fred Lanifero211214601513073.328.443204
10Ed Lodigiani?--226414300.219.26617
11Joe Malman23359019110.211.24422
12Jack McClure2218241000.042.0421Stats for 2 teams
13Norman Merrill*244610626720.245.34937
14Peter Monahan*3812847114932414.316.490231
15John Munchel*2411231100.043.0872
16John Novosel221234741724394.363.517245
17Ervin Reid?--195212000.231.23112
18Bill Rigney221355441503242.276.360196
19Mel Skelley191355181422935.274.371192
20Frank Tincup*2116286000.214.2146
21Douglas White2412748113230213.274.426205
22William Wilson#34742577814011.304.486125
22 Players24.3
* - 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
1George Beck1918.1116.911356.0775143352.00012.45.6Stats for 2 teams
2Gerald Bernstein221410.5833.9928185.0183109821001.5308.94.9Stats for 2 teams
3Robert Hope2235.3755.591266.0764941692.19710.49.4
4Winlow Johnson2576.5382.1422105.01045525491.4578.94.2
5Bill Karlowski*22138.6194.3330187.019912490981.5889.64.7
6Joe Malman23216.7782.6935254.02609976681.2919.22.4
7Jack McClure2237.3008.641876.01048773802.42112.39.5Stats for 2 teams
8Norman Merrill24168.6674.1728177.016392821051.5148.35.3
9John Munchel*2434.4295.141170.0594740651.7717.68.4
10Frank Tincup2166.5005.321488.0986252581.77310.05.9
11William Wilson?3432.6005.361547.0623728171.68111.93.3
11 Players23.4
* - 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


Jim Acton833654816.9634.98
William Wilson63316508.9795.81


Peter Monahan12311427218.9859.87


Fred Lanifero12131534922.9685.49
Ed Lodigiani1635439.8974.88


Mel Skelley13515124741.9072.95
Olan Dabbs3638658.9282.86


Bill Rigney13523445351.9315.09


Jack Devincenzi128271171.9972.25
Douglas White1272331318.9321.94
John Novosel1231921712.9461.70


Joe Malman350.00
Bill Karlowski300.00
Gerald Bernstein280.00Stats for 2 teams
Norman Merrill280.00
Winlow Johnson220.00
Jack McClure180.00Stats for 2 teams
Frank Tincup140.00
George Beck130.00Stats for 2 teams
Robert Hope120.00
John Munchel110.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Jim Acton22R6' 2.0"180Mar 28, 1918Springfield, MO, US
Dean Ballam25Jun 6, 1915Chilliwack, BC, CA
George Beck19RR6' 2.0"185Sep 10, 1920Eureka, CA, US
Gerald Bernstein22RR6' 1.0"1701918
Charles Bond18RR5' 11.0"1701922
Donald Brammer--Unknown
Olan Dabbs--R5' 10.0"170Unknown
Jack Devincenzi23LR6' 0.0"175Mar 5, 1917San Jose, CA, US
Adam Fleckenstein23R6' 3.0"1921917
Bill Goff15LR6' 3.0"1901925
John Gotter25LL6' 1.0"1751915
Robert Hope22LR6' 1.0"1571918
Winlow Johnson25RR5' 11.0"1701915
Bill Karlowski22SL6' 4.0"1831918
Fred Lanifero21R5' 7.0"180May 23, 1919Providence, RI, US
Ed Lodigiani--Unknown
Joe Malman23RR6' 1.0"160Jun 11, 1917Providence, RI, US
Jack McClure22RR6' 3.0"210Apr 7, 1918Modesto, CA, US
Norman Merrill24LR5' 10.0"1916
Peter Monahan38L5' 11.0"170Feb 20, 1902Cincinnati, OH, US
John Munchel24LL6' 2.0"1781916
John Novosel22R5' 11.0"190Apr 6, 1918
Manny Perez23RR6' 1.0"172Dec 6, 1916El Paso, TX, US
Jack Porter--Unknown
Ervin Reid--Unknown
Joe Richardson19R5' 8.0"170Mar 6, 1921Lewisburg, KY, US
Bill Rigney22RR6' 1.0"178Jan 29, 1918Alameda, CA, US
Mel Skelley19R5' 10.0"165Dec 2, 1920Atchison, KS, US
William Staerkel18RR6' 0.0"2001922
Frank Tincup21LR5' 11.0"200Jun 30, 1919
Douglas White24R5' 8.0"1581916
Leonard White26R6' 0.0"1601914
Jim Wilkins--Unknown
Lawrence Williams24RR6' 2.0"2001916
William Wilson34S6' 1.0"2041906

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