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1947 Louisville Colonels

1947 > Class AAA > 1947 American Association
Overall: 85-68
Scored 695 runs, Allowed 645 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 82-71

Affiliation: Boston Red Sox-AL
Manager: Nemo Leibold
Represented: Louisville, KY
Ballpark: Parkway Field  (Louisville, KY)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1946 / 1948

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 Jack Albright 26 9 32 4 6 0 0 1 6 0 .188 .281 9
2 Jack Aragon 31 78 230 193 20 42 14 1 0 16 3 32 37 .218 .335 .301 .635 58 10 2 3 Stats for 2 teams
3 Wes Bailey* 24 30 40 35 4 7 1 0 0 3 0 3 10 .200 .263 .229 .492 8 1 0 2
4 Augie Bergamo* 30 123 449 379 58 92 13 4 5 42 0 60 35 .243 .348 .338 .685 128 3 1 9 Stats for 3 teams
5 Al Brancato 28 76 270 232 33 66 10 3 4 23 1 35 27 .284 .381 .405 .786 94 8 1 2 Stats for 2 teams
6 Paul Campbell* 29 152 676 601 93 183 24 14 6 71 8 56 68 .304 .365 .421 .786 253 6 1 18
7 Kenneth Chapman 26 34 84 71 11 9 1 0 1 4 2 13 15 .127 .262 .183 .445 13 3 0 0
8 Otey Clark 32 29 80 66 3 7 0 1 0 2 0 4 18 .106 .157 .136 .294 9 2 0 10 Stats for 2 teams
9 Merl Combs* 27 103 410 346 46 82 10 4 4 19 4 55 35 .237 .343 .324 .667 112 9 1 8 Stats for 2 teams
10 Otto Denning 34 34 49 41 8 12 3 0 0 3 0 7 7 .293 .408 .366 .774 15 1 1 0 Stats for 2 teams
11 Sam Dente 25 76 302 267 35 83 5 5 0 31 4 29 22 .311 .380 .367 .748 98 4 1 5
12 Clem Dreisewerd* 31 31 79 71 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 39 .085 .145 .085 .229 6 0 0 3
13 Bill Elbert# 23 31 42 40 4 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 10 .150 .171 .150 .321 6 1 0 1
14 Chick Genovese* 32 92 283 217 48 52 9 1 3 29 7 63 27 .240 .413 .332 .745 72 4 1 2 Stats for 2 teams
15 Jim Gleeson# 35 139 545 437 65 116 29 5 8 78 10 101 54 .265 .404 .410 .814 179 11 1 6
16 Billy Goodman* 21 94 383 329 55 112 18 8 2 49 8 52 27 .340 .430 .462 .892 152 10 0 2
17 Jack Griffore 26 31 78 67 7 10 1 0 0 3 0 5 16 .149 .208 .164 .373 11 2 0 6 Stats for 2 teams
18 Lum Harris 32 24 41 37 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 .108 .175 .108 .283 4 1 0 1 Stats for 2 teams
19 Ken Jungels 31 32 32 27 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 3 6 .222 .300 .222 .522 6 0 0 2 Stats for 2 teams
20 Bud Kimball 29 104 362 301 45 71 8 2 11 46 1 54 52 .236 .356 .385 .741 116 13 2 5 Stats for 2 teams
21 Chuck Koney 21 154 660 607 88 177 28 4 4 78 8 42 52 .292 .338 .371 .709 225 9 1 10
22 Red Lavigne 23 50 140 133 16 42 5 1 4 32 1 7 15 .316 .350 .459 .809 61 2 0 0
23 Pete Layden 27 71 281 257 29 68 9 3 3 36 8 21 35 .265 .320 .358 .678 92 6 0 3
24 Mickey McDermott* 18 5 10 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 .500 .500 5
25 Eddie McGah 25 59 184 142 29 31 1 0 6 16 8 39 33 .218 .387 .352 .739 50 3 0 3
26 Joe Ostrowski* 30 32 72 51 9 10 1 0 0 7 0 17 18 .196 .406 .216 .621 11 1 1 3
27 Michael Ovaduke 24 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
28 Jim Pruett 29 38 122 113 11 36 5 1 0 10 2 8 13 .319 .369 .381 .749 43 5 1 0
29 Russell Rolandson 30 81 246 219 33 71 8 4 4 31 3 23 22 .324 .388 .452 .840 99 5 0 4 Stats for 2 teams
30 Emery Rudd* 29 29 51 48 4 8 0 0 0 1 0 2 15 .167 .200 .167 .367 8 0 0 1 Stats for 2 teams
31 Norm Schlueter 30 54 185 157 8 32 2 1 0 16 0 25 28 .204 .317 .229 .546 36 5 1 2 Stats for 2 teams
32 Strick Shofner* 27 86 306 265 36 70 10 6 0 39 5 34 20 .264 .350 .347 .697 92 12 1 6
33 George Toolson* 24 34 42 39 5 8 1 0 0 1 1 3 10 .205 .262 .231 .493 9 1 0 0
34 Johnny Welaj 33 151 593 516 82 137 17 9 5 74 26 69 30 .266 .353 .362 .716 187 15 1 7
35 Al Widmar 22 29 45 39 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 13 .103 .186 .103 .289 4 1 0 2
36 Jim Wilson 25 13 35 33 1 12 0 1 0 5 0 1 4 .364 .382 .424 .807 14 1 0 1
36 Players 28.1 154 5703 4956 695 1324 183 65 49 638 113 640 637 .267 .352 .360 .712 1784 119 11 96
* - 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 Wes Bailey 24 6 8 .429 4.30 30 12 11 6 1 113.0 115 65 54 51 55 1 0 2 1.469 9.2 4.1 4.4 1.08
2 Otey Clark 32 12 13 .480 3.87 29 27 2 10 1 207.0 222 104 89 75 79 2 0 0 1.435 9.7 3.3 3.4 1.05 Stats for 2 teams
3 Walker Cress 30 0 0 31.50 1 0 0 2.0 6 7 6 3 6.000 27.0 27.0 13.5 0.50
4 Clem Dreisewerd* 31 18 7 .720 2.15 31 24 7 17 2 201.0 202 67 48 33 101 4 0 4 1.169 9.0 1.5 4.5 3.06
5 Bill Elbert 23 6 3 .667 3.85 27 11 12 4 0 117.0 117 60 50 65 58 2 4 6 1.556 9.0 5.0 4.5 0.89
6 Jack Griffore 26 8 11 .421 3.76 31 27 4 8 0 189.0 194 91 79 52 111 0 0 5 1.302 9.2 2.5 5.3 2.13 Stats for 2 teams
7 Lum Harris 32 7 7 .500 4.46 24 14 8 6 0 115.0 130 62 57 50 35 1 0 2 1.565 10.2 3.9 2.7 0.70 Stats for 2 teams
8 Ken Jungels 31 2 10 .167 5.74 32 16 10 2 1 102.0 136 78 65 53 46 1 0 2 1.853 12.0 4.7 4.1 0.87 Stats for 2 teams
9 Mickey McDermott* 18 1 0 1.000 5.33 5 4 1 1 0 27.0 17 17 16 32 25 2 0 4 1.815 5.7 10.7 8.3 0.78
10 Joe Ostrowski* 30 13 11 .542 2.98 29 22 3 13 4 184.0 160 75 61 43 66 0 0 0 1.103 7.8 2.1 3.2 1.53
11 Mel Parnell* 25 0 2 .000 7.50 4 3 0 1 0 18.0 24 18 15 11 11 2 0 0 1.944 12.0 5.5 5.5 1.00
12 Emery Rudd 29 8 9 .471 5.93 29 20 5 7 0 132.0 145 109 87 121 73 5 0 1 2.015 9.9 8.2 5.0 0.60 Stats for 2 teams
13 Owen Scheetz 33 0 0 8 0 0 14.0 23 4 5 1.929 14.8 2.6 3.2 1.25 Stats for 2 teams
14 Don Thompson* 23 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 3 1 4.000 9.0 27.0 9.0 0.33
15 George Toolson 24 11 6 .647 3.19 33 13 15 4 0 127.0 125 56 45 67 59 4 0 7 1.512 8.9 4.7 4.2 0.88
16 Al Widmar 22 8 8 .500 4.93 29 13 13 6 0 126.0 130 77 69 63 44 1 0 4 1.532 9.3 4.5 3.1 0.70
17 Jim Wilson 25 4 4 .500 2.65 12 10 2 3 2 68.0 45 23 20 38 47 2 0 2 1.221 6.0 5.0 6.2 1.24
17 Players 27.6 85 68 .556 154 154 645
* - 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
Jack Aragon 70 263 53 5 5 .984 4.51 7 Stats for 2 teams
Russell Rolandson 55 238 34 4 8 .986 4.95 6 Stats for 2 teams
Eddie McGah 54 227 32 7 5 .974 4.80 1
Norm Schlueter 50 221 30 4 3 .984 5.02 5 Stats for 2 teams
Jim Pruett 35 149 27 4 1 .978 5.03 3

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Paul Campbell 152 1251 107 15 127 .989 8.93

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Chuck Koney 150 411 358 24 105 .970 5.13
Al Brancato 16 48 43 4 10 .958 5.69 Stats for 2 teams

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bud Kimball 62 53 108 15 5 .915 2.60 Stats for 2 teams
Sam Dente 52 48 120 11 15 .939 3.23
Al Brancato 26 30 43 3 4 .961 2.81 Stats for 2 teams
Kenneth Chapman 26 18 35 5 5 .914 2.04
Strick Shofner 26 24 29 3 2 .946 2.04

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Merl Combs 103 115 296 40 54 .911 3.99 Stats for 2 teams
Strick Shofner 57 104 171 23 44 .923 4.82
Billy Goodman 56 85 126 13 20 .942 3.77
Sam Dente 27 48 68 7 14 .943 4.30
Al Brancato 18 39 64 7 20 .936 5.72 Stats for 2 teams

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Johnny Welaj 142 322 9 11 1 .968 2.33
Jim Gleeson 131 228 6 0 3 1.000 1.79
Augie Bergamo 107 195 13 6 4 .972 1.94 Stats for 3 teams
Pete Layden 70 180 5 7 2 .964 2.64
Chick Genovese 63 144 3 5 1 .967 2.33 Stats for 2 teams
Red Lavigne 36 53 5 1 1 .983 1.61
Bud Kimball 33 48 2 1 1 .980 1.52 Stats for 2 teams
Billy Goodman 32 70 4 2 3 .974 2.31

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George Toolson 33 8 23 1 1 .969 0.94
Ken Jungels 32 5 23 4 3 .875 0.88 Stats for 2 teams
Clem Dreisewerd 31 7 30 2 1 .949 1.19
Jack Griffore 31 8 29 1 3 .974 1.19 Stats for 2 teams
Wes Bailey 30 9 20 2 1 .935 0.97
Otey Clark 29 11 37 2 2 .960 1.66 Stats for 2 teams
Joe Ostrowski 29 18 25 4 2 .915 1.48
Emery Rudd 29 5 23 2 1 .933 0.97 Stats for 2 teams
Al Widmar 29 8 31 2 3 .951 1.34
Bill Elbert 27 4 16 3 1 .870 0.74
Lum Harris 24 13 15 2 1 .933 1.17 Stats for 2 teams
Jim Wilson 12 3 9 0 0 1.000 1.00
Owen Scheetz 8 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Mickey McDermott 5 0.00
Mel Parnell 4 0.00
Walker Cress 1 0.00
Don Thompson 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Jack Albright 26 R R 5' 9.0" 175 Jun 30, 1921 St. Petersburg, FL, US
Jack Aragon 31 R R 5' 10.0" 176 Nov 20, 1915 La Habana, La Habana, CU
Tex Aulds 26 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Dec 28, 1920 Farmerville, LA, US
Wes Bailey 24 L R 6' 2.0" 170 Dec 7, 1922 Logan, UT, US
Augie Bergamo 30 L L 5' 9.0" 165 Feb 14, 1917 Detroit, MI, US
Al Brancato 28 R R 5' 9.0" 188 May 29, 1919 Philadelphia, PA, US
Paul Campbell 29 L L 5' 10.0" 185 Sep 1, 1917 Paw Creek, NC, US
Kenneth Chapman 26 R 5' 11.0" 180 Apr 26, 1921
Otey Clark 32 R R 6' 1.0" 190 May 22, 1915 Boscobel, WI, US
Merl Combs 27 L R 6' 0.0" 172 Dec 11, 1919 Los Angeles, CA, US
Walker Cress 30 R R 6' 5.0" 205 Mar 6, 1917 Ben Hur, VA, US
Otto Denning 34 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Dec 28, 1912 Hays, KS, US
Sam Dente 25 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Apr 26, 1922 Harrison, NJ, US
Clem Dreisewerd 31 L L 6' 1.0" 195 Jan 24, 1916 Old Monroe, MO, US
Bill Elbert 23 S R 6' 1.0" 195 May 3, 1924 Miles City, MT, US
Chick Genovese 32 L R 5' 9.0" 170 Nov 23, 1914 Staten Island, NY, US
Jim Gleeson 35 S R 6' 1.0" 191 Mar 5, 1912 Kansas City, MO, US
Billy Goodman 21 L R 5' 11.0" 165 Mar 22, 1926 Concord, NC, US
Jack Griffore 26 R R 5' 11.0" 195 Mar 28, 1921
Lum Harris 32 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Jan 17, 1915 New Castle, AL, US
Ken Jungels 31 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Jun 23, 1916 Aurora, IL, US
Bud Kimball 29 R R 5' 9.0" 180 May 2, 1918 Armond, NB, CA
Chuck Koney 21 R 5' 9.0" 160 Oct 8, 1925
Red Lavigne 23 R 5' 9.0" 195 Sep 2, 1923 New Orleans, LA, US
Pete Layden 27 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Dec 30, 1919 Dallas, TX, US
Mickey McDermott 18 L L 6' 2.0" 170 Apr 29, 1929 Poughkeepsie, NY, US
Eddie McGah 25 R R 6' 0.0" 183 Sep 30, 1921 Oakland, CA, US
Joe Ostrowski 30 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Nov 15, 1916 West Wyoming, PA, US
Michael Ovaduke 24 R 5' 7.0" 155 1923
Mel Parnell 25 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Jun 13, 1922 New Orleans, LA, US
Jim Pruett 29 R R 5' 10.0" 178 Dec 16, 1917 Nashville, TN, US
Russell Rolandson 30 R 5' 10.0" 170 Feb 16, 1917
Emery Rudd 29 L R 6' 2.0" 180 Apr 17, 1918
Owen Scheetz 33 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Dec 24, 1913 New Bedford, OH, US
Norm Schlueter 30 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Sep 25, 1916 Belleville, IL, US
Strick Shofner 27 L R 5' 10.0" 187 Jul 23, 1919 Crawford, TX, US
Don Thompson 23 L L 6' 0.0" 185 Dec 28, 1923 Swepsonville, NC, US
George Toolson 24 L R 6' 1.0" 205 Sep 30, 1922 Burley, ID, US
Johnny Welaj 33 R R 6' 0.0" 164 May 27, 1914 Moss Creek, PA, US
Al Widmar 22 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Mar 20, 1925 Cleveland, OH, US
Jim Wilson 25 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Feb 20, 1922 San Diego, CA, US

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