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1962 Decatur Commodores

1962 > Class D > 1962 Midwest League
Overall: 42-78
Scored 588 runs, Allowed 746 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 47-73

Affiliation: San Francisco Giants-NL
Manager: Richard Klaus
Represented: Decatur, IL
Ballpark: Fans Field (Decatur, IL)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1961 / 1963

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 Thomas Abbott 19 27 60 56 2 5 0 1 0 1 0 4 17 .089 .150 .125 .275 7 0 0 0 0
2 Neal Austinson* 21 45 175 152 27 43 13 3 3 31 1 19 35 .283 .366 .467 .833 71 2 0 2 0
3 Douglas Backhaus 22 4 16 13 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 .154 .313 .154 .466 2 0 0 0
4 Michael Bagley 20 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
5 Michael Blue# 21 28 58 46 4 7 2 0 0 4 0 8 14 .152 .278 .196 .473 9 0 4 0 0
6 Rodney Bode 20 63 233 206 36 57 9 0 4 24 5 22 39 .277 .353 .379 .732 78 3 1 1 0
7 Ollie Brown 18 64 265 235 37 54 13 2 10 29 4 27 58 .230 .308 .430 .738 101 0 2 1 0
8 Thomas Dalton* 22 22 19 16 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 4 .188 .263 .250 .513 4 1 0 1 0
9 Louis DeMar* 18 26 33 29 4 7 1 1 0 4 0 2 9 .241 .290 .345 .635 10 0 2 0 0
10 Steve Dunc 20 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
11 Jimmy Harris# 19 15 56 42 8 5 1 0 0 5 1 11 8 .119 .327 .143 .470 6 2 1 0 0
12 Douglas Higgins 23 12 9 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 3 0 0 0 0
13 Frederic Hill* 23 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
14 Barry Huntzinger 20 19 14 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 .000 .214 .000 .214 0 0 0 0 0
15 Frank Johnson 19 119 479 424 74 139 30 10 4 59 9 46 41 .328 .393 .474 .867 201 2 3 4 2
16 Richard Kruger* 19 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
17 Edward Lombardi 20 15 7 7 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 .286 .286 .429 .714 3 0 0 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
18 Bobby Marshall 20 49 194 187 20 38 6 3 4 26 1 6 49 .203 .227 .332 .558 62 0 0 1 1
19 Homer McClain 22 30 109 83 17 15 2 0 0 5 0 24 21 .181 .376 .205 .581 17 2 0 0 0
20 Frank Melos 22 8 26 22 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 5 .182 .308 .227 .535 5 0 0 0
21 Wilfredo Merced* 19 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0
22 Julio Miro* 17 36 128 104 14 19 5 3 1 18 0 22 33 .183 .328 .317 .645 33 1 0 1 1
23 Robert Musante# 19 11 11 8 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 .500 .636 .625 1.261 5 0 0 0 0
24 James Parsons 20 37 51 46 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 23 .087 .125 .087 .212 4 0 3 0 0
25 Stanley Patykula 26 38 158 134 19 28 5 1 3 23 0 17 40 .209 .301 .328 .630 44 2 2 3 0
26 Gerardo Pedroso 22 87 397 341 41 75 13 6 7 38 5 41 108 .220 .314 .355 .669 121 7 5 3 0
27 Robert Powell 20 49 215 187 31 46 7 2 1 7 4 25 17 .246 .335 .321 .656 60 0 3 0 0
28 John Price* 21 120 514 401 82 125 23 1 22 88 1 104 76 .312 .451 .539 .990 216 3 0 6 6
29 Michael Roberts* 22 6 17 14 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 5 .286 .412 .429 .840 6 0 0 0
30 Jesus Romero 19 16 51 44 4 11 2 0 0 10 0 5 9 .250 .333 .295 .629 13 1 0 1 0
31 Delmar Rutz? 22 80 300 251 22 54 7 1 1 22 9 38 65 .215 .333 .263 .596 66 7 3 1 1
32 William Rygwelski 21 33 87 70 8 7 0 0 0 3 0 9 30 .100 .200 .100 .300 7 0 7 1 0
33 Gary Schaefer* 21 11 25 22 4 5 1 0 0 2 0 3 6 .227 .320 .273 .593 6 0 0 0 0
34 Gary Snyder? -- 21 99 88 10 19 2 1 0 9 3 8 13 .216 .286 .261 .547 23 1 1 1 0
35 Hector Torres 16 96 345 304 44 58 6 3 3 33 1 36 84 .191 .281 .260 .541 79 3 0 2 1
36 Arthur Wardle 22 21 92 74 7 17 3 2 0 13 0 14 14 .230 .344 .324 .669 24 0 2 2 0
37 Robert Wardle* 21 98 393 328 60 76 11 3 7 41 5 51 65 .232 .355 .348 .702 114 12 1 1 2
37 Players 20.2 121 4646 3961 588 934 166 43 70 503 48 563 911 .236 .336 .352 .688 1396 89 50 40 32 14
* - 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 Thomas Abbott 19 5 14 .263 5.19 24 23 8 0 149.0 130 124 86 9 140 9 121 10 1 25 1.812 7.9 0.5 8.5 7.3 0.86
2 Michael Blue* 21 5 10 .333 4.28 28 18 3 0 145.0 147 93 69 7 71 10 89 6 2 10 1.503 9.1 0.4 4.4 5.5 1.25
3 Thomas Dalton* 22 1 1 .500 3.89 18 2 0 0 37.0 33 22 16 4 14 0 33 2 0 1 1.270 8.0 1.0 3.4 8.0 2.36
4 Louis DeMar* 18 2 10 .167 7.12 26 16 2 0 86.0 77 84 68 2 108 1 79 1 0 24 2.151 8.1 0.2 11.3 8.3 0.73
5 Steve Dunc 20 0 2 .000 5.40 11 0 0 0 15.0 13 12 9 0 10 0 24 0 0 1 1.533 7.8 0.0 6.0 14.4 2.40
6 Douglas Higgins 23 3 2 .600 6.90 12 2 0 0 30.0 41 35 23 2 24 3 30 2 0 2 2.167 12.3 0.6 7.2 9.0 1.25
7 Frederic Hill 23 0 1 .000 7.71 4 1 1 0 14.0 21 17 12 0 4 0 11 0 0 1 1.786 13.5 0.0 2.6 7.1 2.75
8 Barry Huntzinger 20 3 5 .375 6.00 19 4 1 0 45.0 50 42 30 2 21 2 41 2 0 4 1.578 10.0 0.4 4.2 8.2 1.95
9 Edward Lombardi 20 0 2 .000 6.11 15 1 0 0 28.0 36 31 19 2 19 2 19 3 0 3 1.964 11.6 0.6 6.1 6.1 1.00 Stats for 2 teams
10 Wilfredo Merced* 19 0 0 4.50 7 0 0 0 10.0 9 5 5 0 12 0 11 1 0 2 2.100 8.1 0.0 10.8 9.9 0.92
11 Robert Musante 19 0 2 .000 5.40 11 5 1 0 35.0 36 37 21 4 38 0 29 2 1 5 2.114 9.3 1.0 9.8 7.5 0.76
12 James Parsons 20 7 12 .368 4.84 36 11 4 0 145.0 166 103 78 16 64 5 108 4 1 10 1.586 10.3 1.0 4.0 6.7 1.69
13 Michael Roberts* 22 1 2 .333 5.35 5 5 1 0 37.0 30 27 22 9 27 2 43 2 0 7 1.541 7.3 2.2 6.6 10.5 1.59
14 William Rygwelski* 21 11 13 .458 3.28 33 25 15 2 217.0 199 103 79 7 100 5 219 8 0 5 1.378 8.3 0.3 4.1 9.1 2.19
15 Gary Schaefer* 21 4 4 .500 5.89 11 9 1 0 55.0 54 42 36 2 47 0 75 1 1 3 1.836 8.8 0.3 7.7 12.3 1.60
15 Players 20.2 42 78 .350 4.86 121 121 84 37 2 1025.2 1007 746 554 64 683 37 914 41 6 100 4816 1.648 8.8 0.6 6.0 8.0 1.34
* - 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
Robert Wardle 38 298 32 14 6 .959 8.68 20
Stanley Patykula 35 259 26 7 2 .976 8.14 20
Homer McClain 27 233 13 9 0 .965 9.11 9
Jesus Romero 14 97 18 2 1 .983 8.21 3

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Price 119 952 66 21 76 .980 8.55

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Robert Wardle 42 89 82 16 18 .914 4.07
Delmar Rutz 36 68 98 9 16 .949 4.61
Gary Snyder 21 43 49 7 11 .929 4.38

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Robert Powell 49 34 99 22 8 .858 2.71
Delmar Rutz 35 29 65 12 4 .887 2.69
Rodney Bode 22 18 36 16 3 .771 2.45

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Hector Torres 81 122 203 49 29 .869 4.01
Bobby Marshall 40 69 126 16 20 .924 4.88

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Frank Johnson 99 154 12 11 3 .938 1.68
Gerardo Pedroso 85 154 8 10 5 .942 1.91
Ollie Brown 64 98 3 10 1 .910 1.58
Neal Austinson 33 35 3 6 0 .864 1.15
Julio Miro 32 37 2 11 0 .780 1.22
Rodney Bode 22 22 2 3 0 .889 1.09
Arthur Wardle 20 28 0 1 0 .966 1.40

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
James Parsons 36 9 35 3 2 .936 1.22
William Rygwelski 33 6 26 1 2 .970 0.97
Michael Blue 28 5 25 2 3 .938 1.07
Louis DeMar 26 11 22 3 1 .917 1.27
Thomas Abbott 24 10 35 5 1 .900 1.88
Barry Huntzinger 19 2 7 0 2 1.000 0.47
Thomas Dalton 18 1 6 1 0 .875 0.39
Edward Lombardi 15 3 2 2 0 .714 0.33 Stats for 2 teams
Douglas Higgins 12 0 5 0 0 1.000 0.42
Steve Dunc 11 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.18
Robert Musante 11 2 6 0 1 1.000 0.73
Gary Schaefer 11 2 8 0 1 1.000 0.91
Wilfredo Merced 7 0.00
Michael Roberts 5 0.00
Frederic Hill 4 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Thomas Abbott 19 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Oct 16, 1942
Neal Austinson 21 L R 6' 2.0" 200 1941
Douglas Backhaus 22 R R 5' 11.0" 190 1940
Michael Bagley 20 R R 6' 0.0" 190 1942
Michael Blue 21 S L 6' 0.0" 175 Jun 25, 1941 Wichita, KS, US
Rodney Bode 20 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Sep 30, 1941
Ollie Brown 18 R R 6' 2.0" 178 Feb 11, 1944 Tuscaloosa, AL, US
Thomas Dalton 22 L L 6' 1.0" 175 1940
Louis DeMar 18 L L 6' 3.0" 185 Jul 5, 1943 Pittsburgh, PA, US
Steve Dunc 20 R R 6' 2.0" 215 Mar 6, 1942 Victoria, BC, CA
Jimmy Harris 19 S R 6' 0.0" 175 Aug 3, 1942 Pecos, TX, US
Douglas Higgins 23 R R 6' 2.0" 170 1939
Frederic Hill 23 L R 6' 1.0" 185 1939
Barry Huntzinger 20 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Feb 1, 1942
Frank Johnson 19 R R 6' 1.0" 155 Jul 22, 1942 El Paso, TX, US
Richard Kruger 19 L L 5' 11.0" 165 1943
Edward Lombardi 20 R R 6' 2.0" 190 1942
Bobby Marshall 20 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Jan 21, 1942
Homer McClain 22 R R 5' 9.0" 170 1940
Frank Melos 22 R R 6' 1.0" 195 1940
Wilfredo Merced 19 L L 5' 10.0" 190 1943
Julio Miro 17 L L 5' 11.0" 175 Mar 4, 1945
Robert Musante 19 S R 5' 10.0" 167 May 14, 1943 Bridgeport, CT, US
James Parsons 20 R R 6' 1.0" 183 1942
Stanley Patykula 26 R R 6' 3.0" 210 1936
Gerardo Pedroso 22 R R 6' 0.0" 160 1940
Robert Powell 20 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Jun 11, 1942 New Orleans, LA, US
John Price 21 L R 5' 11.0" 188 1941
Michael Roberts 22 L L 6' 3.0" 170 1940
Jesus Romero 19 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Oct 12, 1942
Delmar Rutz 22 1940
William Rygwelski 21 R L 5' 11.0" 164 Oct 3, 1940
Gary Schaefer 21 L L 6' 0.0" 168 Feb 22, 1941
Gary Snyder -- Unknown
Hector Torres 16 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Sep 16, 1945 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, MX
Arthur Wardle 22 R L 5' 10.0" 180 1940
Robert Wardle 21 L R 6' 1.0" 178 Jun 5, 1941 Franklin, NJ, US

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