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1955 Buffalo Bisons

1955 > Class AAA > 1955 International League
Overall: 65-89
Scored 571 runs, Allowed 699 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 63-91

Affiliation: Detroit Tigers-AL
Manager: Danny Carnevale
Represented: Buffalo, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1954 / 1956

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 John Baumgartner 24 6 9 1 .111
2 Wayne Belardi* 24 74 235 201 31 46 7 1 10 29 1 28 26 .229 .333 .423 .756 85 4 1 1
3 Babe Birrer 25 14 19 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .118 .211 .118 .328 2 0 0 0
4 George Bullard 26 52 217 185 28 46 8 1 4 18 5 25 21 .249 .335 .368 .702 68 0 5 2
5 Jim Bunning 23 20 54 49 2 8 1 0 0 1 1 2 15 .163 .196 .184 .380 9 0 3 0
6 Leo Cristante 28 3 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
7 Jerry Davie 22 7 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
8 Steve Demeter 20 142 552 516 68 147 28 9 17 79 4 24 86 .285 .319 .473 .792 244 4 4 4
9 Lawrence Donovan 21 3 1 1 1.000
10 Hal Erickson 35 26 15 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .143 .200 .143 .343 2 0 0 0
11 Frederick Flemming* 23 25 69 60 5 10 1 1 0 3 0 9 9 .167 .275 .217 .492 13 0 0 0
12 Van Fletcher 30 7 8 1 .125
13 Ben Flowers 28 28 62 57 4 9 1 0 0 3 0 2 29 .158 .183 .175 .359 10 0 2 1
14 Bill Froats* 24 8 10 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
15 Fred Hahn 26 35 14 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 .091 .167 .091 .258 1 0 2 0
16 Robert Hamley 23 14 13 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 .091 .154 .091 .245 1 0 0 1
17 Buddy Hicks# 28 148 607 539 71 145 20 1 4 44 9 54 44 .269 .338 .332 .670 179 3 9 2
18 Mel Hoderlein# 32 77 245 201 29 46 7 1 8 23 0 34 31 .229 .352 .393 .745 79 6 1 3
19 William Killinger 27 15 28 21 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 4 6 .143 .269 .333 .603 7 0 2 1
20 Chick King 24 143 530 485 65 143 14 5 9 35 14 41 93 .295 .350 .400 .750 194 1 2 1
21 Chuck Kress* 33 140 552 448 73 116 22 3 16 76 9 95 64 .259 .384 .429 .813 192 1 0 8
22 Paul Lepley* 22 85 309 257 33 59 5 0 4 24 4 47 39 .230 .351 .296 .646 76 2 1 2
23 Duke Maas 26 15 24 24 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 .208 .208 .208 .417 5 0 0 0
24 Dick Marlowe 26 37 63 57 3 10 2 0 0 3 0 2 22 .175 .217 .211 .427 12 1 3 0
25 Bob Mavis* 37 44 81 71 7 15 1 0 0 9 0 8 8 .211 .288 .225 .513 16 0 1 1
26 Francis McElroy 25 7 7 1 .143
27 Pierce McWhorter 26 21 60 52 5 12 3 0 2 8 0 8 10 .231 .333 .404 .737 21 0 0 0
28 Jay Porter 22 74 269 234 30 59 15 1 9 32 0 34 46 .252 .349 .440 .790 103 1 0 0
29 Ronald Rozman 23 16 16 14 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .214 .267 .214 .481 3 0 1 0
30 Ron Samford 25 125 460 437 40 111 20 5 9 49 4 17 52 .254 .282 .384 .667 168 1 3 2
31 Bob Schultz 31 35 64 56 3 10 2 1 0 6 0 3 17 .179 .220 .250 .470 14 0 5 0
32 Bud Souchock 36 30 98 87 9 23 4 0 4 11 0 8 9 .264 .320 .448 .768 39 0 1 2
33 Walt Streuli 19 99 327 284 18 66 7 2 1 34 0 33 40 .232 .316 .282 .597 80 3 4 3
34 Jim Stump 23 38 43 33 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 3 6 .152 .216 .152 .368 5 0 6 1
35 Vincent Trakan 21 14 15 14 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .214 .267 .214 .481 3 0 0 0
36 Clyde Vollmer 33 69 264 230 31 64 7 0 7 30 0 32 44 .278 .365 .400 .765 92 0 1 1
37 Tom Yewcic 23 43 119 110 10 24 3 2 3 16 0 7 28 .218 .269 .364 .633 40 1 0 1
38 Sal Yvars 31 9 18 5 .278
38 Players 26.0 154 5491 4830 571 1201 179 33 108 544 52 533 804 .249 .324 .366 .691 1770 27 61 40
* - 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 Babe Birrer 25 2 4 .333 4.06 14 7 2 0 62.0 68 31 28 10 11 25 1 0 2 1.274 9.9 1.5 1.6 3.6 2.27
2 Jim Bunning 23 8 5 .615 3.77 20 16 8 0 129.0 106 59 54 13 81 105 2 0 2 1.450 7.4 0.9 5.7 7.3 1.30
3 Leo Cristante 28 0 2 .000 3
4 Jerry Davie 22 0 1 .000 7
5 Lawrence Donovan 21 0 1 .000 3
6 Hal Erickson 35 3 5 .375 5.24 26 1 0 0 55.0 75 34 32 5 18 37 0 1 0 1.691 12.3 0.8 2.9 6.1 2.06
7 Van Fletcher 30 3 1 .750 7
8 Ben Flowers 28 12 9 .571 2.24 27 20 17 3 173.0 145 53 43 8 58 126 5 0 4 1.173 7.5 0.4 3.0 6.6 2.17
9 Bill Froats* 24 0 5 .000 8
10 Fred Hahn* 26 5 4 .556 4.43 34 5 0 0 67.0 70 38 33 7 38 41 0 0 4 1.612 9.4 0.9 5.1 5.5 1.08
11 Robert Hamley 23 1 2 .333 14
12 Duke Maas 26 4 7 .364 3.80 14 11 6 1 71.0 65 34 30 5 21 24 1 0 2 1.211 8.2 0.6 2.7 3.0 1.14
13 Edward Marchefsky? 30 0 0 6
14 Dick Marlowe 26 9 10 .474 3.34 34 22 12 1 186.0 179 83 69 17 64 111 4 2 3 1.306 8.7 0.8 3.1 5.4 1.73
15 Ronald Rozman 23 1 2 .333 3.49 15 5 2 0 49.0 60 23 19 3 17 21 0 0 1 1.571 11.0 0.6 3.1 3.9 1.24
16 Bob Schultz* 31 10 14 .417 5.75 35 26 10 3 177.0 189 120 113 23 103 87 11 0 4 1.650 9.6 1.2 5.2 4.4 0.84
17 Jim Stump 23 5 13 .278 6.19 33 19 6 1 125.0 151 98 86 13 73 69 3 0 9 1.792 10.9 0.9 5.3 5.0 0.95
18 Vincent Trakan 21 2 4 .333 4.88 14 8 2 0 48.0 58 32 26 7 19 15 1 0 0 1.604 10.9 1.3 3.6 2.8 0.79
18 Players 26.3 65 89 .422 154 154 699
* - 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
Walt Streuli 92 444 50 9 6 .982 5.37 4
Tom Yewcic 36 152 7 7 1 .958 4.42 7
Pierce McWhorter 20 91 12 1 2 .990 5.15 1
Jay Porter 18 86 8 1 3 .989 5.22 4

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Chuck Kress 65 528 38 3 51 .995 8.71
Wayne Belardi 64 502 37 4 52 .993 8.42
Jay Porter 37 283 22 1 21 .997 8.24

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ron Samford 113 251 289 18 67 .968 4.78
Mel Hoderlein 40 88 82 4 23 .977 4.25
Bob Mavis 15 20 21 0 4 1.000 2.73

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Steve Demeter 140 117 321 19 32 .958 3.13
Mel Hoderlein 16 13 33 2 1 .958 2.88

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Buddy Hicks 147 243 397 29 77 .957 4.35
Ron Samford 11 27 33 0 5 1.000 5.45

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Chick King 140 317 12 11 4 .968 2.35
Paul Lepley 83 101 9 7 0 .940 1.33
Chuck Kress 78 121 5 3 2 .977 1.62
Clyde Vollmer 66 122 4 0 0 1.000 1.91
George Bullard 52 127 5 2 1 .985 2.54
Bud Souchock 26 38 1 3 0 .929 1.50
Jay Porter 21 23 2 1 0 .962 1.19
Frederick Flemming 19 38 0 6 0 .864 2.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Schultz 35 3 17 1 1 .952 0.57
Fred Hahn 34 3 18 2 2 .913 0.62
Dick Marlowe 34 12 24 2 2 .947 1.06
Jim Stump 33 5 22 1 2 .964 0.82
Ben Flowers 27 16 25 4 1 .911 1.52
Hal Erickson 26 1 9 1 1 .909 0.38
Jim Bunning 20 11 17 1 2 .966 1.40
Ronald Rozman 15 2 6 0 0 1.000 0.53
Babe Birrer 14 4 11 1 0 .938 1.07
Robert Hamley 14 1 2 1 0 .750 0.21
Duke Maas 14 12 13 0 1 1.000 1.79
Vincent Trakan 14 1 8 0 2 1.000 0.64
Bill Froats 8 0.00
Jerry Davie 7 0.00
Van Fletcher 7 0.00
Edward Marchefsky 6 0.00
Leo Cristante 3 0.00
Lawrence Donovan 3 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
John Baumgartner 24 R R 6' 1.0" 190 May 29, 1931 Birmingham, AL, US
Wayne Belardi 24 L L 6' 1.0" 185 Sep 5, 1930 St. Helena, CA, US
Babe Birrer 25 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Jul 4, 1929 Buffalo, NY, US
George Bullard 26 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Oct 24, 1928 Lynn, MA, US
Jim Bunning 23 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Oct 23, 1931 Southgate, KY, US
Leo Cristante 28 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Dec 10, 1926 Detroit, MI, US
Jerry Davie 22 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Feb 10, 1933 Detroit, MI, US
Steve Demeter 20 R R 5' 9.0" 185 Jan 27, 1935 Homer City, PA, US
Lawrence Donovan 21 R R 6' 3.0" 200 1934
Hal Erickson 35 R R 6' 5.0" 230 Jul 17, 1919 Portland, OR, US
Frederick Flemming 23 L 6' 1.0" 175 1932
Van Fletcher 30 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Aug 6, 1924 East Bend, NC, US
Ben Flowers 28 R R 6' 4.0" 195 Jun 15, 1927 Wilson, NC, US
Bill Froats 24 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Oct 20, 1930 New York, NY, US
Fred Hahn 26 R L 6' 3.0" 174 Feb 16, 1929 Nyack, NY, US
Robert Hamley 23 R R 6' 1.0" 200 May 21, 1932
Buddy Hicks 28 S R 5' 10.0" 170 Feb 15, 1927 Belvedere, CA, US
Mel Hoderlein 32 S R 5' 10.0" 185 Jun 24, 1923 Mount Carmel, OH, US
William Killinger 27 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Dec 1, 1927 PA, US
Chick King 24 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Nov 10, 1930 Paris, TN, US
Chuck Kress 33 L L 6' 0.0" 190 Dec 9, 1921 Philadelphia, PA, US
Paul Lepley 22 L 5' 11.0" 175 1933
Duke Maas 26 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Jan 31, 1929 Utica, MI, US
Edward Marchefsky 30 L 5' 10.0" 175 Nov 21, 1924
Dick Marlowe 26 R R 6' 2.0" 165 Jun 27, 1929 Hickory, NC, US
Bob Mavis 37 L R 5' 7.0" 160 Apr 8, 1918 Milwaukee, WI, US
Francis McElroy 25 R 5' 11.0" 165 1930
Pierce McWhorter 26 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Jul 7, 1928 Atlanta, GA, US
Jay Porter 22 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Jan 17, 1933 Shawnee, OK, US
Ronald Rozman 23 R R 6' 2.0" 195 1932
Ron Samford 25 R R 5' 11.0" 156 Feb 28, 1930 Dallas, TX, US
Bob Schultz 31 R L 6' 3.0" 200 Nov 27, 1923 Louisville, KY, US
Bud Souchock 36 R R 6' 2.0" 203 Mar 3, 1919 Yatesboro, PA, US
Walt Streuli 19 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Sep 26, 1935 Memphis, TN, US
Jim Stump 23 R R 6' 0.0" 188 Feb 10, 1932 Lansing, MI, US
Vincent Trakan 21 R R 6' 2.0" 188 1934
Clyde Vollmer 33 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Sep 24, 1921 Cincinnati, OH, US
Tom Yewcic 23 R R 5' 11.0" 180 May 9, 1932 Conenaugh, PA, US
Sal Yvars 31 R R 5' 10.0" 187 Feb 20, 1924 New York, NY, US

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