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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
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 Jim Acton 22 104 348 98 22 3 8 .282 .431 150
2 George Beck 19 13 15 2 0 0 0 .133 .133 2 Stats for 2 teams
3 Gerald Bernstein 22 37 88 24 5 2 1 .273 .409 36 Stats for 2 teams
4 Olan Dabbs -- 41 137 29 6 2 0 .212 .285 39
5 Jack Devincenzi* 23 129 476 152 29 6 17 .319 .513 244
6 Robert Hope* 22 12 23 1 0 0 0 .043 .043 1
7 Winlow Johnson 25 22 34 6 2 0 0 .176 .235 8
8 Bill Karlowski# 22 31 70 14 3 0 0 .200 .243 17
9 Fred Lanifero 21 121 460 151 30 7 3 .328 .443 204
10 Ed Lodigiani? -- 22 64 14 3 0 0 .219 .266 17
11 Joe Malman 23 35 90 19 1 1 0 .211 .244 22
12 Jack McClure 22 18 24 1 0 0 0 .042 .042 1 Stats for 2 teams
13 Norman Merrill* 24 46 106 26 7 2 0 .245 .349 37
14 Peter Monahan* 38 128 471 149 32 4 14 .316 .490 231
15 John Munchel* 24 11 23 1 1 0 0 .043 .087 2
16 John Novosel 22 123 474 172 43 9 4 .363 .517 245
17 Ervin Reid? -- 19 52 12 0 0 0 .231 .231 12
18 Bill Rigney 22 135 544 150 32 4 2 .276 .360 196
19 Mel Skelley 19 135 518 142 29 3 5 .274 .371 192
20 Frank Tincup* 21 16 28 6 0 0 0 .214 .214 6
21 Douglas White 24 127 481 132 30 2 13 .274 .426 205
22 William Wilson# 34 74 257 78 14 0 11 .304 .486 125
22 Players 24.3
* - 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
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 George Beck 19 1 8 .111 6.91 13 56.0 77 51 43 35 2.000 12.4 5.6 Stats for 2 teams
2 Gerald Bernstein 22 14 10 .583 3.99 28 185.0 183 109 82 100 1.530 8.9 4.9 Stats for 2 teams
3 Robert Hope 22 3 5 .375 5.59 12 66.0 76 49 41 69 2.197 10.4 9.4
4 Winlow Johnson 25 7 6 .538 2.14 22 105.0 104 55 25 49 1.457 8.9 4.2
5 Bill Karlowski* 22 13 8 .619 4.33 30 187.0 199 124 90 98 1.588 9.6 4.7
6 Joe Malman 23 21 6 .778 2.69 35 254.0 260 99 76 68 1.291 9.2 2.4
7 Jack McClure 22 3 7 .300 8.64 18 76.0 104 87 73 80 2.421 12.3 9.5 Stats for 2 teams
8 Norman Merrill 24 16 8 .667 4.17 28 177.0 163 92 82 105 1.514 8.3 5.3
9 John Munchel* 24 3 4 .429 5.14 11 70.0 59 47 40 65 1.771 7.6 8.4
10 Frank Tincup 21 6 6 .500 5.32 14 88.0 98 62 52 58 1.773 10.0 5.9
11 William Wilson? 34 3 2 .600 5.36 15 47.0 62 37 28 17 1.681 11.9 3.3
11 Players 23.4
* - 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

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Jim Acton 83 365 48 16 .963 4.98
William Wilson 63 316 50 8 .979 5.81

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Peter Monahan 123 1142 72 18 .985 9.87

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Fred Lanifero 121 315 349 22 .968 5.49
Ed Lodigiani 16 35 43 9 .897 4.88

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mel Skelley 135 151 247 41 .907 2.95
Olan Dabbs 36 38 65 8 .928 2.86

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Rigney 135 234 453 51 .931 5.09

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jack Devincenzi 128 271 17 1 .997 2.25
Douglas White 127 233 13 18 .932 1.94
John Novosel 123 192 17 12 .946 1.70

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joe Malman 35 0.00
Bill Karlowski 30 0.00
Gerald Bernstein 28 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Norman Merrill 28 0.00
Winlow Johnson 22 0.00
Jack McClure 18 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Frank Tincup 14 0.00
George Beck 13 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Robert Hope 12 0.00
John Munchel 11 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Jim Acton 22 R 6' 2.0" 180 Mar 28, 1918 Springfield, MO, US
Dean Ballam 25 Jun 6, 1915 Chilliwack, BC, CA
George Beck 19 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Sep 10, 1920 Eureka, CA, US
Gerald Bernstein 22 R R 6' 1.0" 170 1918
Charles Bond 18 R R 5' 11.0" 170 1922
Donald Brammer -- Unknown
Olan Dabbs -- R 5' 10.0" 170 Unknown
Jack Devincenzi 23 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Mar 5, 1917 San Jose, CA, US
Adam Fleckenstein 23 R 6' 3.0" 192 1917
Bill Goff 15 L R 6' 3.0" 190 1925
John Gotter 25 L L 6' 1.0" 175 1915
Robert Hope 22 L R 6' 1.0" 157 1918
Jasper -- Unknown
Winlow Johnson 25 R R 5' 11.0" 170 1915
Bill Karlowski 22 S L 6' 4.0" 183 1918
Fred Lanifero 21 R 5' 7.0" 180 May 23, 1919 Providence, RI, US
Ed Lodigiani -- Unknown
Joe Malman 23 R R 6' 1.0" 160 Jun 11, 1917 Providence, RI, US
Jack McClure 22 R R 6' 3.0" 210 Apr 7, 1918 Modesto, CA, US
Norman Merrill 24 L R 5' 10.0" 1916
Peter Monahan 38 L 5' 11.0" 170 Feb 20, 1902 Cincinnati, OH, US
John Munchel 24 L L 6' 2.0" 178 1916
John Novosel 22 R 5' 11.0" 190 Apr 6, 1918
Manny Perez 23 R R 6' 1.0" 172 Dec 6, 1916 El Paso, TX, US
Jack Porter -- Unknown
Ervin Reid -- Unknown
Joe Richardson 19 R 5' 8.0" 170 Mar 6, 1921 Lewisburg, KY, US
Bill Rigney 22 R R 6' 1.0" 178 Jan 29, 1918 Alameda, CA, US
Mel Skelley 19 R 5' 10.0" 165 Dec 2, 1920 Atchison, KS, US
William Staerkel 18 R R 6' 0.0" 200 1922
Frank Tincup 21 L R 5' 11.0" 200 Jun 30, 1919
Douglas White 24 R 5' 8.0" 158 1916
Leonard White 26 R 6' 0.0" 160 1914
Jim Wilkins -- Unknown
Lawrence Williams 24 R R 6' 2.0" 200 1916
William Wilson 34 S 6' 1.0" 204 1906

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