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1956 Topeka Hawks

1956 > Class A > 1956 Western League
Overall: 70-68
Scored 806 runs, Allowed 789 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 70-68

Affiliation: Milwaukee Braves-NL
Manager: Bud Bates
Represented: Topeka, KS
Ballpark: Owl Ball Park (Topeka, KS)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1957

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 Allen 20 1 1 0 .000
2 Stewart Alton 25 23 25 2 0 1 0 .080 .160 4
3 Jack Bickett 26 36 87 18 1 0 0 .207 .218 19
4 Jack Bloomfield* 23 29 87 26 3 0 0 .299 .333 29
5 William Bohlender 27 85 340 94 22 2 9 .276 .432 147
6 Marshall Bridges# 25 57 114 31 5 3 1 .272 .395 45
7 Willard Brown 41 23 85 25 2 0 3 .294 .424 36
8 Larry Burgess 22 5 3 0 .000
9 Chuck Cottier 20 29 102 22 2 1 3 .216 .343 35
10 Donald Damiano 23 37 126 25 4 0 3 .198 .302 38
11 Willie Davis 26 94 313 80 9 3 8 .256 .380 119 Stats for 2 teams
12 Lester Fessette 25 3 4 0 .000
13 Terry Fox 20 16 19 3 1 0 0 .158 .211 4
14 Daniel Howard* 24 3 6 0 .000
15 Bud Hull 25 95 376 120 28 1 17 .319 .535 201 Stats for 2 teams
16 Gideon Jarvis* 21 5 16 2 .125
17 Michael Jezierski 25 113 398 92 11 1 7 .231 .317 126
18 Bobby Jones 23 3 8 0 .000
19 Sherman Jones* 21 35 36 3 0 0 0 .083 .083 3
20 Edward Krewall 23 2 8 0 .000
21 Dennis Luby* 24 73 189 53 5 0 10 .280 .466 88
22 Larry Ludtke 27 2 1 0 .000
23 Robert Masser* 28 8 21 3 .143
24 Jimmie McDaniel 23 136 488 145 31 6 26 .297 .545 266 Stats for 2 teams
25 Thomas Mulcahy* 24 20 26 6 0 0 0 .231 .231 6 Stats for 2 teams
26 Don Nuxhall 22 6 3 0 .000
27 John O'Donnell* 29 64 111 24 6 0 1 .216 .297 33
28 Bill Roland 26 26 37 13 5 0 0 .351 .486 18
29 Marv Rotblatt# 28 14 13 5 0 0 0 .385 .385 5
30 Jack Sanoff 24 7 9 2 .222
31 William Schimchak 23 127 481 141 26 7 16 .293 .476 229
32 Herb Shankman* 24 21 23 1 1 0 0 .043 .087 2
33 William Sharp 24 7 24 6 .250
34 Alan Stone 23 4 6 2 .333
35 Sammy Taylor* 23 132 525 188 38 8 28 .358 .621 326
36 Glenn Thompson 27 24 47 13 2 0 0 .277 .319 15
37 Whitney Ulrich 24 11 11 1 1 0 0 .091 .182 2
38 Billy Joe Waters 26 3 1 0 .000
39 Al Weygandt* 25 137 477 145 23 0 49 .304 .660 315
40 Jack Whitehead 22 19 47 11 1 0 2 .234 .383 18
41 Bobby Willis 24 47 191 50 7 1 1 .262 .325 62
42 Hugh Wise 26 10 20 2 0 0 0 .100 .100 2
42 Players 24.6 138 5324 4668 806 1304 221 36 176 751 72 568 901 .279 .356 .455 .811 2125 99 63 25
* - 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 Allen 20 0 0 1
2 Stewart Alton 25 4 3 .571 5.96 23 7 77.0 88 59 51 13 52 1.818 10.3 1.5 6.1
3 Jack Bickett? 26 0 0 2
4 Marshall Bridges* 25 18 11 .621 3.90 39 31 242.0 208 129 105 22 154 1.496 7.7 0.8 5.7
5 Larry Burgess* 22 0 1 .000 5
6 Cecil Davis 24 0 0 1
7 Lester Fessette 25 2 1 .667 3
8 Terry Fox 20 1 4 .200 4.42 16 6 59.0 59 34 29 5 31 1.525 9.0 0.8 4.7
9 Michael Jezierski? 25 0 1 .000 3
10 Sherman Jones 21 4 7 .364 4.74 35 112.0 110 59 87 1.759 8.8 7.0
11 Larry Ludtke 27 0 0 2
12 Jimmie McDaniel 23 1 2 .333 5 Stats for 2 teams
13 Thomas Mulcahy 24 3 4 .429 10.06 20 4 51.0 77 62 57 11 31 2.118 13.6 1.9 5.5 Stats for 2 teams
14 Don Nuxhall 22 0 1 .000 6
15 John O'Donnell* 29 15 11 .577 3.32 42 23 209.0 201 99 77 28 76 1.325 8.7 1.2 3.3
16 Bill Roland 26 8 6 .571 4.54 25 11 105.0 96 58 53 10 63 1.514 8.2 0.9 5.4
17 Marv Rotblatt* 28 3 3 .500 5.21 13 5 38.0 43 25 22 7 19 1.632 10.2 1.7 4.5
18 Jack Sanoff 24 2 2 .500 7
19 Herb Shankman* 24 4 3 .571 5.56 21 7 68.0 72 48 42 5 56 1.882 9.5 0.7 7.4
20 Glenn Thompson 27 6 6 .500 6.03 22 14 109.0 124 78 73 10 71 1.789 10.2 0.8 5.9
21 Whitney Ulrich 24 1 1 .500 11
22 Billy Joe Waters 26 0 1 .000 3
23 Bob Whitaker 25 0 0 1
24 Bobby Willis 24 0 1 .000 1
24 Players 25.1 70 68 .507 138 138 789
* - 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
John O'Donnell 42 0.00
Marshall Bridges 39 0.00
Sherman Jones 35 0.00
Bill Roland 25 0.00
Stewart Alton 23 0.00
Glenn Thompson 22 0.00
Herb Shankman 21 0.00
Thomas Mulcahy 20 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Terry Fox 16 0.00
Marv Rotblatt 13 0.00
Whitney Ulrich 11 0.00
Jack Sanoff 7 0.00
Don Nuxhall 6 0.00
Larry Burgess 5 0.00
Lester Fessette 3 0.00
Billy Joe Waters 3 0.00
Larry Ludtke 2 0.00
Thomas Allen 1 0.00
Cecil Davis 1 0.00
Bob Whitaker 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Thomas Allen 20 R R 6' 0.0" 175 1936
Stewart Alton 25 R R 5' 11.0" 160 1931
Jack Bickett 26 R 6' 1.0" 175 1930
Jack Bloomfield 23 L R 6' 2.0" 175 Aug 7, 1932 Monti Alto, TX, US
William Bohlender 27 R 6' 0.0" 175 Aug 3, 1928 Dayton, OH, US
Marshall Bridges 25 S L 6' 1.0" 165 Jun 2, 1931 Jackson, MS, US
Willard Brown 41 R R 5' 11.0" 200 Jun 26, 1915 Shreveport, LA, US
Larry Burgess 22 R L 5' 11.0" 175 Jun 27, 1934 Muskogee, OK, US
Chuck Cottier 20 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Jan 18, 1936 Delta, CO, US
Donald Damiano 23 R 5' 11.0" 175 1933
Cecil Davis 24 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Feb 26, 1932 Amber, OK, US
Willie Davis 26 R 5' 11.0" 170 1930
Lester Fessette 25 R R 6' 1.0" 175 1931
Terry Fox 20 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Jul 31, 1935 Chicago, IL, US
Daniel Howard 24 L 6' 4.0" 215 1932
Bud Hull 25 R 5' 10.0" 170 Apr 5, 1931 Detroit, MI, US
Gideon Jarvis 21 L 6' 0.0" 200 1935
Michael Jezierski 25 R 5' 11.0" 178 1931
Bobby Jones 23 R R 5' 11.0" 175 May 30, 1933 Sacramento, CA, US
Sherman Jones 21 L R 6' 4.0" 205 Feb 10, 1935 Winton, NC, US
Edward Krewall 23 R 5' 8.0" 180 1933
Dennis Luby 24 L R 5' 11.0" 198 Jul 20, 1931 Omaha, NE, US
Larry Ludtke 27 R R 6' 5.0" 185 1929
Robert Masser 28 L 5' 9.0" 175 1928
Jimmie McDaniel 23 R R 6' 2.0" 181 Dec 14, 1932 Marshall, MO, US
Thomas Mulcahy 24 L R 6' 2.0" 185 1932
Don Nuxhall 22 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Aug 24, 1933 Hamilton, OH, US
John O'Donnell 29 L L 5' 11.0" 163 1927
Bill Roland 26 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Apr 30, 1930 Clinton, SC, US
Marv Rotblatt 28 S L 5' 7.0" 160 Oct 18, 1927 Chicago, IL, US
Jack Sanoff 24 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Dec 7, 1931 Newark, NJ, US
William Schimchak 23 R 5' 11.0" 175 1933
Herb Shankman 24 L L 5' 10.0" 152 Jul 22, 1931 Chelsea, MA, US
William Sharp 24 R 5' 10.0" 165 Jul 28, 1931
Alan Stone 23 R 6' 2.0" 185 1933
Sammy Taylor 23 L R 6' 2.0" 185 Feb 27, 1933 Woodruff, SC, US
Glenn Thompson 27 R R 6' 5.0" 215 Dec 7, 1928 Minneapolis, MN, US
Whitney Ulrich 24 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Nov 15, 1931 Boise, ID, US
Billy Joe Waters 26 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Aug 12, 1929 Fayetteville, AR, US
Al Weygandt 25 L R 6' 3.0" 191 Jul 17, 1930 Detroit, MI, US
Bob Whitaker 25 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Mar 1, 1931 Seekonk, MA, US
Jack Whitehead 22 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Jan 17, 1934 Scottsbluff, NE, US
Bobby Willis 24 R R 5' 11.0" 160 1932
Hugh Wise 26 R 6' 0.0" 172 1930

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