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1939 Kansas City Blues

1939 > Class AA > 1939 American Association
Overall: n/a

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Billy Meyer
Represented: Kansas City, MO
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium (Kansas City, MO)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1938 / 1940

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 Johnny Babich 26 37 79 22 3 1 1 .278 .380 30
2 Tiny Bonham 25 32 67 12 1 0 0 .179 .194 13
3 Buzz Boyle* 31 83 212 67 12 8 5 .316 .519 110
4 Marv Breuer 25 26 56 4 0 0 0 .071 .071 4
5 Vince DiMaggio 26 154 544 158 32 9 46 .290 .636 346
6 Billy Hitchcock 22 116 369 97 17 11 4 .263 .401 148
7 Tommy Holmes* 22 7 20 3 0 0 0 .150 .150 3
8 Eddie Kearse 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
9 Johnny Lindell 22 40 81 15 1 1 0 .185 .222 18
10 Frank Makosky 29 36 18 3 1 0 0 .167 .222 4
11 Bill Matheson 24 115 379 114 20 9 9 .301 .472 179
12 Clyde McCullough 22 108 282 78 18 9 11 .277 .521 147
13 Bud Metheny* 24 95 298 94 24 4 10 .315 .523 156
14 Al Piechota 25 33 66 15 3 0 0 .227 .273 18
15 Jerry Priddy 19 155 580 193 44 15 24 .333 .584 339
16 Tommy Reis 24 34 52 7 1 0 0 .135 .154 8
17 Johnny Riddle 33 100 265 62 12 1 3 .234 .321 85
18 Phil Rizzuto 21 135 503 159 21 6 5 .316 .412 207
19 Jack Saltzgaver* 36 129 436 126 18 8 4 .289 .394 172
20 Ham Schulte 26 7 16 4 1 0 0 .250 .313 5
21 John Stonebraker 24 5 9 3 0 0 0 .333 .333 3
22 Johnny Sturm* 23 131 528 163 31 6 7 .309 .430 227
23 Tommy Thompson* 29 44 125 28 3 1 2 .224 .312 39
24 Joe Vance 33 38 58 19 0 2 1 .328 .448 26
24 Players 25.2
* - 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 Johnny Babich 26 17 6 .739 2.55 36 27 208.0 196 78 59 78 1.317 8.5 3.4
2 Tiny Bonham 25 10 9 .526 3.18 32 26 198.0 172 79 70 62 1.182 7.8 2.8
3 Marv Breuer 25 17 6 .739 2.28 26 25 178.0 154 59 45 56 1.180 7.8 2.8
4 Fred Gay* 25 2 2 .500 5.85 5 20.0 24 16 13 14 1.900 10.8 6.3
5 Don Hendrickson 25 0 0 5 11.0 8 5 1.182 6.5 4.1
6 Johnny Lindell 22 8 5 .615 4.40 23 16 131.0 143 68 64 45 1.435 9.8 3.1
7 Frank Makosky 29 9 3 .750 4.74 36 0 74.0 76 42 39 30 1.432 9.2 3.6
8 Phil Page* 33 1 1 .500 5.14 5 7.0 11 5 4 0 1.571 14.1 0.0
9 Al Piechota 25 16 7 .696 2.88 33 22 181.0 162 67 58 56 1.204 8.1 2.8
10 Tommy Reis 24 17 4 .810 2.30 34 17 164.0 140 48 42 61 1.226 7.7 3.3
11 Joe Vance 33 10 4 .714 4.32 32 19 152.0 148 86 73 61 1.375 8.8 3.6
11 Players 26.2
* - 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
Johnny Riddle 97 457 71 6 .989 5.44
Clyde McCullough 90 313 53 4 .989 4.07

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Johnny Sturm 130 1164 109 18 .986 9.79

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jerry Priddy 154 372 456 27 .968 5.38

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jack Saltzgaver 88 74 156 10 .958 2.61
Billy Hitchcock 76 64 139 11 .949 2.67

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Phil Rizzuto 129 244 394 38 .944 4.95

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Vince DiMaggio 154 397 17 3 .993 2.69
Bill Matheson 105 170 7 6 .967 1.69
Bud Metheny 86 132 9 10 .934 1.64
Buzz Boyle 68 84 2 3 .966 1.26
Tommy Thompson 42 61 7 0 1.000 1.62

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Johnny Babich 36 0.00
Frank Makosky 36 0.00
Tommy Reis 34 0.00
Al Piechota 33 0.00
Tiny Bonham 32 0.00
Joe Vance 32 0.00
Marv Breuer 26 0.00
Johnny Lindell 23 0.00
Fred Gay 5 0.00
Don Hendrickson 5 0.00
Phil Page 5 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Johnny Babich 26 R R 6' 1.0" 185 May 14, 1913 Albion, CA, US
Tiny Bonham 25 R R 6' 2.0" 215 Aug 16, 1913 Ione, CA, US
Buzz Boyle 31 L L 5' 11.0" 170 Feb 9, 1908 Cincinnati, OH, US
Marv Breuer 25 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Apr 29, 1914 Rolla, MO, US
Vince DiMaggio 26 R R 5' 11.0" 183 Sep 6, 1912 Martinez, CA, US
Fred Gay 25 L L 6' 2.0" 175 Jan 14, 1914 Savannah, GA, US
Don Hendrickson 25 R R 6' 2.0" 204 Jul 14, 1913 Kewanna, IN, US
Billy Hitchcock 22 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Jul 31, 1916 Inverness, AL, US
Tommy Holmes 22 L L 5' 10.0" 180 Mar 29, 1917 Brooklyn, NY, US
Eddie Kearse 23 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Feb 23, 1916 San Francisco, CA, US
Johnny Lindell 22 R R 6' 4.0" 217 Aug 30, 1916 Greeley, CO, US
Frank Makosky 29 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Jan 20, 1910 Boonton, NJ, US
Bill Matheson 24 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Jul 9, 1914 Oakland, CA, US
Clyde McCullough 22 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Mar 4, 1917 Nashville, TN, US
Bud Metheny 24 L L 5' 11.0" 190 Jun 1, 1915 St. Louis, MO, US
Phil Page 33 R L 6' 2.0" 175 Aug 23, 1905 Springfield, MA, US
Al Piechota 25 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Jan 19, 1914 Chicago, IL, US
Jerry Priddy 19 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Nov 9, 1919 Los Angeles, CA, US
Tommy Reis 24 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Aug 6, 1914 Newport, KY, US
Johnny Riddle 33 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Oct 3, 1905 Clinton, SC, US
Phil Rizzuto 21 R R 5' 6.0" 150 Sep 25, 1917 Brooklyn, NY, US
Jack Saltzgaver 36 L R 5' 11.0" 165 Jan 23, 1903 Croton, IA, US
Ham Schulte 26 R R 5' 8.0" 158 Sep 1, 1912 St. Louis, MO, US
John Stonebraker 24 R 6' 0.0" 155 1915
Johnny Sturm 23 L L 6' 1.0" 185 Jan 23, 1916 St. Louis, MO, US
Tommy Thompson 29 L R 5' 9.0" 155 May 19, 1910 Elkhart, IL, US
Joe Vance 33 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Sep 16, 1905 Devine, TX, US

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