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1951 Colorado Springs Sky Sox

1951 > Class A > 1951 Western League
Overall: 64-87
Scored 846 runs, Allowed 978 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 66-85

Affiliation: Chicago White Sox-AL
Manager: Otto Denning and Skeeter Webb
Represented: Colorado Springs, CO
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1950 / 1952

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Billy Best2421255000.200.2005
2Jack Bruner*2617349300.265.35312
3Cy Buker*3330225000.227.2275Stats for 3 teams
4William Cannon2543339300.273.36412
5Vince Castino33195615401.268.39322
6Jerry Crosby#32108314851818.271.411129
7Shan Deniston323910633204.311.44347Stats for 2 teams
8Jesse Douglas*357229076840.262.31792
9Bill Fischer20183211110.344.43814
10Sam Hairston31155421610.389.53729
11Martin Kaelin253413034200.262.27736
12Sam Kanelos#20278518601.212.31827
13Ken Landenberger*2214752916624110.314.420222
14Del Lang221053861082858.280.440170
15Fred Leonard*261234581483268.323.472216
16Benjamin Lott24155519303.345.56431
17Orient Martella294513523501.170.23031
18Gene Petralli*21297422601.297.41931Stats for 2 teams
19Ronald Ploetz21396110301.164.26216
20Bill Powell*32387315100.205.21916
21Jake Propst303110636500.340.38741
22Harold Rockburn*221082100.250.3753
23George Rutenbar*261123901122246.287.410160
24Pat Seerey28732165315019.245.579125
25Ted Shandor2211163000.188.1883
26Andy Skurski3513247812324316.257.421201
27Dick Strahs*2734598200.136.16910
28Terry Thomas#23239822010.224.24524
29Donald Tierney2415197010.368.4749
30Jack Virkstis1923272000.074.0742
31Don Wheeler285012645604.357.50063
32Willie Williams*26206419214.297.54735
33Edward Wilson?--1151000.200.2001
34Bobby Winkles211044051181743.291.375152
35Len Zanke3213366300.167.2509
35 Players26.9152589350958461396254349975653732692.274.365.395.761201566
* - 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
1Billy Best2443.5716.682066.08063494481.93910.90.56.5
2Jack Bruner*2645.4445.041275.06748426511.5738.00.76.1
3Cy Buker3326.2504.563075.08848387281.54710.60.83.4Stats for 3 teams
4William Cannon2556.4555.2142107.0128786211431.59810.80.93.6
5Bill Fischer2036.3338.17161665.08263594461.96911.40.66.4
6Ronald Ploetz*211012.4556.1239172.0202144117121211.87810.60.66.3
7Bill Powell32148.6364.6933188.018912598211071.5749.01.05.1
8Harold Rockburn2210
9Ted Shandor2225.2866.491161.08854447342.00013.01.05.0
10Dick Strahs271013.4354.3834189.01981209213871.5089.40.64.1
11Donald Tierney2413
12Vito Valentinetti2232.6003.24850.03621183191.1006.50.53.4
13Jack Virkstis19211.1546.482082.010469592551.93911.40.26.0
14Edward Wilson?--11
14 Players25.06487.424152152978
* - 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


William Cannon420.00
Ronald Ploetz390.00
Dick Strahs340.00
Bill Powell330.00
Cy Buker300.00Stats for 3 teams
Billy Best200.00
Jack Virkstis200.00
Bill Fischer160.00
Donald Tierney130.00
Jack Bruner120.00
Ted Shandor110.00
Edward Wilson110.00
Harold Rockburn100.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Billy Best24RR6' 1.0"1601927
Jack Bruner26LL6' 1.0"185Jul 1, 1924Waterloo, IA, US
Cy Buker33LR5' 11.0"190Feb 5, 1918Greenwood, WI, US
William Cannon25RR5' 11.0"1801926
Vince Castino33RR5' 9.0"175Oct 11, 1917Willisville, IL, US
Jerry Crosby32S5' 11.0"1751919
Shan Deniston32RR6' 2.0"2001919
Jesse Douglas35LR5' 8.0"170Mar 27, 1916Longview, TX, US
Bill Fischer20RR6' 0.0"190Oct 11, 1930Wausau, WI, US
Don Fraser19RR5' 10.0"156Jul 24, 1931Ventura, CA, US
Sam Hairston31RR5' 10.0"187Jan 20, 1920Crawford, MS, US
Martin Kaelin25R6' 0.0"1701926
Sam Kanelos20S5' 10.0"170Oct 15, 1930Sacramento, CA, US
Ken Landenberger22LL6' 3.0"200Jul 29, 1928Lyndhurst, OH, US
Del Lang22R6' 0.0"1901929
Fred Leonard26L6' 0.0"1851925
Benjamin Lott24RR5' 11.0"1671927
Orient Martella29R5' 9.0"1901922
Gene Petralli21L5' 11.0"175Nov 3, 1929Sacramento, CA, US
Ronald Ploetz21RL6' 4.0"2051930
Bill Powell32LR6' 0.0"195May 8, 1919Comer, GA, US
Jake Propst30R6' 0.0"168Jul 31, 1920
Harold Rockburn22LR6' 0.0"1951929
George Rutenbar26L6' 0.0"180May 1, 1925Detroit, MI, US
Pat Seerey28RR5' 10.0"200Mar 17, 1923Wilburton, OK, US
Ted Shandor22RR6' 0.0"190Jul 4, 1928Cairnbrook, PA, US
Andy Skurski35RR6' 0.0"185Nov 30, 1915Rockford, IL, US
Dick Strahs27LR6' 0.0"192Dec 4, 1923Evanston, IL, US
Terry Thomas23S5' 10.0"1681928
Donald Tierney24RR6' 2.0"2061927
Vito Valentinetti22RR6' 0.0"195Sep 16, 1928West New York, NJ, US
Jack Virkstis19RR6' 1.0"175Jul 31, 1931Grand Rapids, MI, US
Don Wheeler28RR5' 10.0"175Sep 29, 1922Minneapolis, MN, US
Willie Williams26LR5' 11.0"176May 25, 1925Holy Hill, SC, US
Edward Wilson--Unknown
Bobby Winkles21RR5' 9.0"168Mar 11, 1930Tuckerman, AR, US
Len Zanke32R5' 10.0"175May 20, 1919Glastonbury, CT, US

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