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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
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 Billy Best 24 21 25 5 0 0 0 .200 .200 5
2 Jack Bruner* 26 17 34 9 3 0 0 .265 .353 12
3 Cy Buker* 33 30 22 5 0 0 0 .227 .227 5 Stats for 3 teams
4 William Cannon 25 43 33 9 3 0 0 .273 .364 12
5 Vince Castino 33 19 56 15 4 0 1 .268 .393 22
6 Jerry Crosby# 32 108 314 85 18 1 8 .271 .411 129
7 Shan Deniston 32 39 106 33 2 0 4 .311 .443 47 Stats for 2 teams
8 Jesse Douglas* 35 72 290 76 8 4 0 .262 .317 92
9 Bill Fischer 20 18 32 11 1 1 0 .344 .438 14
10 Sam Hairston 31 15 54 21 6 1 0 .389 .537 29
11 Martin Kaelin 25 34 130 34 2 0 0 .262 .277 36
12 Sam Kanelos# 20 27 85 18 6 0 1 .212 .318 27
13 Ken Landenberger* 22 147 529 166 24 1 10 .314 .420 222
14 Del Lang 22 105 386 108 28 5 8 .280 .440 170
15 Fred Leonard* 26 123 458 148 32 6 8 .323 .472 216
16 Benjamin Lott 24 15 55 19 3 0 3 .345 .564 31
17 Orient Martella 29 45 135 23 5 0 1 .170 .230 31
18 Gene Petralli* 21 29 74 22 6 0 1 .297 .419 31 Stats for 2 teams
19 Ronald Ploetz 21 39 61 10 3 0 1 .164 .262 16
20 Bill Powell* 32 38 73 15 1 0 0 .205 .219 16
21 Jake Propst 30 31 106 36 5 0 0 .340 .387 41
22 Harold Rockburn* 22 10 8 2 1 0 0 .250 .375 3
23 George Rutenbar* 26 112 390 112 22 4 6 .287 .410 160
24 Pat Seerey 28 73 216 53 15 0 19 .245 .579 125
25 Ted Shandor 22 11 16 3 0 0 0 .188 .188 3
26 Andy Skurski 35 132 478 123 24 3 16 .257 .421 201
27 Dick Strahs* 27 34 59 8 2 0 0 .136 .169 10
28 Terry Thomas# 23 23 98 22 0 1 0 .224 .245 24
29 Donald Tierney 24 15 19 7 0 1 0 .368 .474 9
30 Jack Virkstis 19 23 27 2 0 0 0 .074 .074 2
31 Don Wheeler 28 50 126 45 6 0 4 .357 .500 63
32 Willie Williams* 26 20 64 19 2 1 4 .297 .547 35
33 Edward Wilson? -- 11 5 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 1
34 Bobby Winkles 21 104 405 118 17 4 3 .291 .375 152
35 Len Zanke 32 13 36 6 3 0 0 .167 .250 9
35 Players 26.9 152 5893 5095 846 1396 254 34 99 756 53 732 692 .274 .365 .395 .761 2015 66
* - 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 Billy Best 24 4 3 .571 6.68 20 66.0 80 63 49 4 48 1.939 10.9 0.5 6.5
2 Jack Bruner* 26 4 5 .444 5.04 12 75.0 67 48 42 6 51 1.573 8.0 0.7 6.1
3 Cy Buker 33 2 6 .250 4.56 30 75.0 88 48 38 7 28 1.547 10.6 0.8 3.4 Stats for 3 teams
4 William Cannon 25 5 6 .455 5.21 42 107.0 128 78 62 11 43 1.598 10.8 0.9 3.6
5 Bill Fischer 20 3 6 .333 8.17 16 16 65.0 82 63 59 4 46 1.969 11.4 0.6 6.4
6 Ronald Ploetz* 21 10 12 .455 6.12 39 172.0 202 144 117 12 121 1.878 10.6 0.6 6.3
7 Bill Powell 32 14 8 .636 4.69 33 188.0 189 125 98 21 107 1.574 9.0 1.0 5.1
8 Harold Rockburn 22 10
9 Ted Shandor 22 2 5 .286 6.49 11 61.0 88 54 44 7 34 2.000 13.0 1.0 5.0
10 Dick Strahs 27 10 13 .435 4.38 34 189.0 198 120 92 13 87 1.508 9.4 0.6 4.1
11 Donald Tierney 24 13
12 Vito Valentinetti 22 3 2 .600 3.24 8 50.0 36 21 18 3 19 1.100 6.5 0.5 3.4
13 Jack Virkstis 19 2 11 .154 6.48 20 82.0 104 69 59 2 55 1.939 11.4 0.2 6.0
14 Edward Wilson? -- 11
14 Players 25.0 64 87 .424 152 152 978
* - 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

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
William Cannon 42 0.00
Ronald Ploetz 39 0.00
Dick Strahs 34 0.00
Bill Powell 33 0.00
Cy Buker 30 0.00 Stats for 3 teams
Billy Best 20 0.00
Jack Virkstis 20 0.00
Bill Fischer 16 0.00
Donald Tierney 13 0.00
Jack Bruner 12 0.00
Ted Shandor 11 0.00
Edward Wilson 11 0.00
Harold Rockburn 10 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Billy Best 24 R R 6' 1.0" 160 1927
Jack Bruner 26 L L 6' 1.0" 185 Jul 1, 1924 Waterloo, IA, US
Cy Buker 33 L R 5' 11.0" 190 Feb 5, 1918 Greenwood, WI, US
William Cannon 25 R R 5' 11.0" 180 1926
Vince Castino 33 R R 5' 9.0" 175 Oct 11, 1917 Willisville, IL, US
Jerry Crosby 32 S 5' 11.0" 175 1919
Shan Deniston 32 R R 6' 2.0" 200 1919
Jesse Douglas 35 L R 5' 8.0" 170 Mar 27, 1916 Longview, TX, US
Bill Fischer 20 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Oct 11, 1930 Wausau, WI, US
Don Fraser 19 R R 5' 10.0" 156 Jul 24, 1931 Ventura, CA, US
Sam Hairston 31 R R 5' 10.0" 187 Jan 20, 1920 Crawford, MS, US
Martin Kaelin 25 R 6' 0.0" 170 1926
Sam Kanelos 20 S 5' 10.0" 170 Oct 15, 1930 Sacramento, CA, US
Ken Landenberger 22 L L 6' 3.0" 200 Jul 29, 1928 Lyndhurst, OH, US
Del Lang 22 R 6' 0.0" 190 1929
Fred Leonard 26 L 6' 0.0" 185 1925
Benjamin Lott 24 R R 5' 11.0" 167 1927
Orient Martella 29 R 5' 9.0" 190 1922
Gene Petralli 21 L 5' 11.0" 175 Nov 3, 1929 Sacramento, CA, US
Ronald Ploetz 21 R L 6' 4.0" 205 1930
Bill Powell 32 L R 6' 0.0" 195 May 8, 1919 Comer, GA, US
Jake Propst 30 R 6' 0.0" 168 Jul 31, 1920
Harold Rockburn 22 L R 6' 0.0" 195 1929
George Rutenbar 26 L 6' 0.0" 180 May 1, 1925 Detroit, MI, US
Pat Seerey 28 R R 5' 10.0" 200 Mar 17, 1923 Wilburton, OK, US
Ted Shandor 22 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Jul 4, 1928 Cairnbrook, PA, US
Andy Skurski 35 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Nov 30, 1915 Rockford, IL, US
Dick Strahs 27 L R 6' 0.0" 192 Dec 4, 1923 Evanston, IL, US
Terry Thomas 23 S 5' 10.0" 168 1928
Donald Tierney 24 R R 6' 2.0" 206 1927
Vito Valentinetti 22 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Sep 16, 1928 West New York, NJ, US
Jack Virkstis 19 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Jul 31, 1931 Grand Rapids, MI, US
Don Wheeler 28 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Sep 29, 1922 Minneapolis, MN, US
Willie Williams 26 L R 5' 11.0" 176 May 25, 1925 Holy Hill, SC, US
Edward Wilson -- Unknown
Bobby Winkles 21 R R 5' 9.0" 168 Mar 11, 1930 Tuckerman, AR, US
Len Zanke 32 R 5' 10.0" 175 May 20, 1919 Glastonbury, CT, US

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