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1944 Columbus Red Birds

1944 > Class AA > 1944 American Association
Overall: 86-67
Scored 814 runs, Allowed 856 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 73-80

Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals-NL
Manager: Nick Cullop
Represented: Columbus, OH
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1943 / 1945

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk 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 Tom Ananicz* 26 12 18 15 3 3 0 0 1 4 0 1 4 .200 .250 .400 .650 6 0 0 2
2 John Antonelli 28 139 576 526 77 164 31 6 6 88 4 39 14 .312 .362 .428 .789 225 10 2 9
3 Frank Barrett 30 16 27 21 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 8 .095 .240 .095 .335 2 0 0 2
4 Ed Blake 18 9 10 2 .200
5 Johnny Bucha 19 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
6 Elmer Burkart 27 8 18 4 .222
7 Ken Burkhart 27 33 97 91 10 22 2 1 1 9 0 4 11 .242 .274 .319 .592 29 4 0 2
8 Jack Burman* 28 29 102 91 8 17 1 0 0 4 2 9 3 .187 .260 .198 .458 18 2 0 2
9 Gerald Burmeister 26 74 257 221 28 49 3 2 7 32 0 30 21 .222 .323 .348 .671 77 4 3 3
10 Pat Capri 25 20 77 66 12 21 2 0 0 9 0 9 5 .318 .408 .348 .756 23 0 1 1 Stats for 2 teams
11 Phillip Cogswell 22 9 16 2 .125 Stats for 2 teams
12 Glenn Crawford* 30 130 566 495 87 144 21 8 8 71 11 61 43 .291 .373 .414 .787 205 4 4 6
13 Jack Creel 28 36 80 75 6 7 2 0 1 2 0 2 20 .093 .117 .160 .277 12 2 0 3
14 Gene Crumling 22 39 133 125 16 32 4 0 0 19 0 7 16 .256 .295 .288 .583 36 3 0 1
15 Nick Cullop 43 10 10 6 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 .500 .700 .500 1.200 3 1 0 0
16 Wesley Cunningham 23 40 38 29 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 7 .172 .294 .241 .535 7 1 0 4
17 Larry Drake* 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 0
18 Art Frantz 23 12 11 11 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .364 .364 .364 .727 4 0 0 0
19 Joe Garagiola* 18 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
20 Vaughn Hazen 19 9 5 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 .600 .800 4
21 Tommy Heath 30 68 247 216 20 58 11 3 1 33 0 26 19 .269 .350 .361 .711 78 7 1 4
22 John Herr 24 30 42 38 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 .132 .175 .132 .307 5 0 0 2
23 Art Lopatka# 25 39 78 73 6 26 3 2 0 4 0 3 17 .356 .397 .452 .849 33 2 2 0
24 Joe Mack# 32 155 678 543 95 156 36 5 7 102 5 115 61 .287 .415 .411 .825 223 6 3 17
25 Jim Mallory 25 153 692 637 91 189 34 10 1 82 15 34 54 .297 .332 .386 .719 246 5 0 21
26 Jack McLain 24 39 115 102 20 24 2 3 1 11 7 11 16 .235 .310 .343 .653 35 0 0 2
27 Stan Partenheimer 21 28 88 76 8 14 3 0 0 4 0 6 16 .184 .244 .224 .468 17 0 0 6 Stats for 2 teams
28 Lee Pfund 24 19 26 25 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 11 .160 .192 .360 .552 9 0 0 0
29 Johnny Podgajny 24 18 33 30 1 4 2 0 0 4 0 2 5 .133 .188 .200 .388 6 2 0 1
30 Jackie Price* 31 82 315 283 38 76 14 2 0 24 0 27 11 .269 .334 .332 .667 94 1 1 4
31 Art Rebel* 30 22 102 88 16 32 10 2 0 19 2 11 16 .364 .440 .523 .963 46 3 1 2
32 Lou Scoffic 31 46 108 97 9 22 8 0 1 20 1 10 10 .227 .299 .340 .639 33 2 0 1
33 George Stumpf* 33 144 641 554 118 156 36 4 19 68 3 72 57 .282 .368 .464 .832 257 6 4 11
34 Johnny Wyrostek* 24 110 491 416 87 149 50 5 10 69 11 60 36 .358 .443 .575 1.017 239 6 3 12
35 Pep Young 36 121 464 419 44 103 17 3 6 59 4 37 57 .246 .309 .344 .652 144 10 1 7
35 Players 28.7 155 6080 5340 814 1478 294 59 71 744 64 594 546 .277 .352 .394 .746 2103 83 25 121
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 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 H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
1 Tom Ananicz* 26 3 3 .500 5.87 12 7 5 4 1 46.0 62 32 30 18 18 0 1 1 1.739 12.1 3.5 3.5 1.00
2 Frank Barrett 30 4 3 .571 2.28 16 0 0 67.0 53 25 17 24 44 2 0 1 1.149 7.1 3.2 5.9 1.83
3 Ed Blake 18 1 3 .250 6.58 8 4 3 1 0 26.0 39 23 19 6 5 1 0 0 1.731 13.5 2.1 1.7 0.83
4 Elmer Burkart 27 4 3 .571 3.56 8 8 0 4 0 48.0 52 31 19 19 13 2 0 0 1.479 9.8 3.6 2.4 0.68
5 Ken Burkhart 27 15 9 .625 4.05 33 31 1 17 1 231.0 259 115 104 69 86 4 0 1 1.420 10.1 2.7 3.4 1.25
6 Jack Creel 28 11 15 .423 4.25 32 28 4 13 1 199.0 221 108 94 86 99 10 1 4 1.543 10.0 3.9 4.5 1.15
7 Wesley Cunningham 23 5 5 .500 2.95 40 0 0 113.0 105 45 37 40 41 0 0 2 1.283 8.4 3.2 3.3 1.03
8 Art Frantz 23 1 2 .333 3.86 8 0 0 28.0 38 15 12 11 14 0 0 0 1.750 12.2 3.5 4.5 1.27
9 John Herr* 24 9 5 .643 3.98 30 13 10 4 0 122.0 116 69 54 73 63 10 1 4 1.549 8.6 5.4 4.6 0.86
10 Art Lopatka* 25 11 9 .550 3.49 27 21 5 16 5 170.0 154 73 66 97 88 3 0 6 1.476 8.2 5.1 4.7 0.91
11 Stan Partenheimer* 21 16 7 .696 3.26 27 25 2 17 1 204.0 231 91 74 90 127 4 0 3 1.574 10.2 4.0 5.6 1.41 Stats for 2 teams
12 Lee Pfund 24 4 4 .500 5.91 19 9 9 1 0 70.0 96 49 46 36 25 1 0 5 1.886 12.3 4.6 3.2 0.69
13 Johnny Podgajny 24 6 2 .750 4.61 13 11 2 5 0 80.0 114 47 41 22 22 5 1 0 1.700 12.8 2.5 2.5 1.00
13 Players 24.9 86 67 .562 155 155 856

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Gerald Burmeister 72 284 41 8 4 .976 4.51 3
Tommy Heath 65 257 39 4 4 .987 4.55 7
Gene Crumling 37 162 23 3 6 .984 5.00 6

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joe Mack 155 1357 124 10 161 .993 9.55

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Antonelli 83 201 226 16 57 .964 5.14
Pep Young 55 158 149 7 41 .978 5.58
Jack Burman 23 71 72 5 13 .966 6.22
Pat Capri 16 44 47 12 13 .883 5.69 Stats for 2 teams

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jackie Price 57 60 100 8 17 .952 2.81
John Antonelli 56 66 109 6 12 .967 3.13
Glenn Crawford 44 52 76 3 13 .977 2.91

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Glenn Crawford 82 151 214 43 52 .895 4.45
Pep Young 67 134 187 23 53 .933 4.79
Jackie Price 18 31 36 13 6 .838 3.72

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Mallory 153 307 9 10 2 .969 2.07
George Stumpf 144 328 9 6 1 .983 2.34
Johnny Wyrostek 109 197 16 5 3 .977 1.95
Jack McLain 26 53 1 2 0 .964 2.08
Lou Scoffic 25 19 0 0 0 1.000 0.76
Art Rebel 22 42 5 1 2 .979 2.14

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Wesley Cunningham 40 6 32 0 2 1.000 0.95
Ken Burkhart 33 15 33 2 4 .960 1.45
Jack Creel 32 13 60 6 1 .924 2.28
John Herr 30 7 32 0 1 1.000 1.30
Art Lopatka 27 12 46 0 3 1.000 2.15
Stan Partenheimer 27 9 42 1 1 .981 1.89 Stats for 2 teams
Lee Pfund 19 5 13 3 0 .857 0.95
Frank Barrett 16 2 19 0 2 1.000 1.31
Johnny Podgajny 13 12 26 2 1 .950 2.92
Tom Ananicz 12 3 13 0 1 1.000 1.33
Ed Blake 8 0.00
Elmer Burkart 8 0.00
Art Frantz 8 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Tom Ananicz 26 L L 6' 3.0" 195 May 29, 1918 Elmont, NY, US
John Antonelli 28 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Jul 15, 1915 Memphis, TN, US
Frank Barrett 30 R R 6' 2.0" 173 Jul 1, 1913 Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
Ed Blake 18 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Dec 23, 1925 East St. Louis, IL, US
Johnny Bucha 19 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Jan 22, 1925 Allentown, PA, US
Elmer Burkart 27 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Feb 1, 1917 Philadelphia, PA, US
Ken Burkhart 27 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Nov 18, 1916 Knoxville, TN, US
Jack Burman 28 L 5' 8.0" 157 1916
Gerald Burmeister 26 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Aug 11, 1917 Harmony, MN, US
Pat Capri 25 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Nov 27, 1918 New York, NY, US
Phillip Cogswell 22 R 5' 8.0" 160 1922
Glenn Crawford 30 L R 5' 9.0" 165 Dec 2, 1913 North Branch, MI, US
Jack Creel 28 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Apr 23, 1916 Kyle, TX, US
Gene Crumling 22 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Apr 5, 1922 Wrightsville, PA, US
Nick Cullop 43 R R 6' 0.0" 200 Oct 16, 1900 St. Louis, MO, US
Wesley Cunningham 23 R R 5' 9.0" 155 1921
Larry Drake 23 L R 6' 1.0" 195 May 4, 1921 McKinney, TX, US
Art Frantz 23 R R 6' 0.0" Mar 1, 1921
Joe Garagiola 18 L R 6' 0.0" 190 Feb 12, 1926 St. Louis, MO, US
Vaughn Hazen 19 R 5' 11.0" 170 1925
Tommy Heath 30 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Aug 18, 1913 Akron, CO, US
John Herr 24 R L 6' 1.0" 180 1920
Art Lopatka 25 S L 5' 10.0" 170 May 28, 1919 Chicago, IL, US
Joe Mack 32 S L 5' 11.0" 185 Jan 4, 1912 Chicago, IL, US
Jim Mallory 25 R R 6' 1.0" 170 Sep 1, 1918 Lawrenceville, VA, US
Jack McLain 24 R 6' 5.0" 175 Mar 29, 1920 Columbus, OH, US
Stan Partenheimer 21 R L 5' 11.0" 175 Oct 21, 1922 Chicopee Falls, MA, US
Lee Pfund 24 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Oct 18, 1919 Oak Park, IL, US
Johnny Podgajny 24 R R 6' 2.0" 173 Jun 10, 1920 Chester, PA, US
Jackie Price 31 L R 5' 10.0" 150 Nov 13, 1912 Winborn, MS, US
Art Rebel 30 L L 5' 8.0" 180 Mar 4, 1914 Cincinnati, OH, US
Lou Scoffic 31 R R 5' 10.0" 182 May 20, 1913 Herrin, IL, US
George Stumpf 33 L L 5' 8.0" 155 Dec 15, 1910 New Orleans, LA, US
Johnny Wyrostek 24 L R 6' 2.0" 180 Jul 12, 1919 Fairmont City, IL, US
Pep Young 36 R R 5' 9.0" 162 Aug 29, 1907 Jamestown, NC, US

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