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1946 Kansas City Blues

1946 > Class AAA > 1946 American Association
Overall: 67-82
Scored 606 runs, Allowed 675 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 67-82

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Burleigh Grimes and Billy Meyer
Represented: Kansas City, MO
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium (Kansas City, MO)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1945 / 1947

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 Chuck Aleno 29 12 33 29 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 .172 .273 .172 .445 5 0 0 0
2 Willis Baker 24 4 4 0 .000
3 John Bianco 26 6 6 1 .167
4 Eddie Bockman 25 144 614 528 73 160 27 4 12 95 29 78 59 .303 .394 .438 .831 231 9 1 7
5 Fred Bradley 25 31 43 41 4 9 1 0 0 4 0 0 6 .220 .220 .244 .463 10 2 0 2
6 Russell Burns 28 78 289 263 40 62 10 5 8 44 1 24 54 .236 .300 .403 .703 106 11 0 2
7 Milt Byrnes* 29 77 279 211 33 58 10 5 1 24 4 65 18 .275 .446 .384 .830 81 4 0 3
8 Jerry Coleman 21 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 1
9 Fred Collins* 30 19 56 49 5 10 1 0 1 6 1 6 9 .204 .291 .286 .577 14 2 0 1
10 Harry Craft 31 94 298 260 34 75 17 0 7 35 3 36 51 .288 .379 .435 .814 113 3 2 0
11 Carl DeRose 23 25 62 56 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 16 .089 .164 .143 .307 8 2 1 1
12 Hal Douglas* 21 46 193 169 28 48 8 2 0 11 6 18 12 .284 .353 .355 .708 60 2 0 6
13 Benjamin Drake* 25 53 195 178 18 53 4 2 1 15 5 11 21 .298 .352 .360 .712 64 3 4 2
14 Bill Drescher* 25 60 193 162 15 35 4 3 0 14 1 29 20 .216 .335 .278 .613 45 0 0 2
15 Karl Drews 26 28 76 66 9 10 0 0 0 5 0 7 16 .152 .233 .152 .384 10 0 0 3
16 Irv Hall 27 45 163 153 12 39 5 0 0 12 2 6 18 .255 .292 .288 .580 44 14 2 2
17 Don Hendrickson 32 42 15 13 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 .308 .357 .308 .665 4 0 0 1
18 Ken Holcombe 27 10 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0
19 Goldie Holt 44 5 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 2
20 Ralph Houk 26 8 23 5 8 2 0 1 1 0 .348 .565 13
21 Raymond Louthen 20 6 1 0 .000
22 Al Lyons 27 53 97 85 11 20 2 3 3 9 1 12 26 .235 .330 .435 .765 37 0 0 0
23 Frank Makosky 36 18 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
24 John Maldovan 24 37 48 43 2 6 0 1 0 2 0 3 18 .140 .196 .186 .382 8 0 0 2
25 Bud Metheny* 31 101 413 367 48 92 14 5 6 42 5 40 37 .251 .326 .365 .691 134 10 1 5
26 Mike Milosevich 31 38 149 121 17 27 5 0 0 6 1 22 15 .223 .352 .264 .616 32 4 2 4
27 Joe Murray* 25 6 7 0 .000
28 Gus Niarhos 25 17 56 51 8 12 2 0 0 3 2 5 4 .235 .304 .275 .578 14 2 0 0
29 Urban Pfeffer 25 6 11 2 3 0 0 0 2 1 .273 .273 3
30 Mike Portner 27 9 10 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 .200 .400 4
31 Gale Pringle 24 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1
32 Tommy Reis 31 21 43 38 1 7 0 0 0 1 0 2 13 .184 .225 .184 .409 7 1 0 3
33 Robert Revels 24 5 8 0 .000
34 Marius Russo 31 3 2 0 .000
35 George Scharein 31 72 215 198 21 60 11 1 0 15 4 11 17 .303 .346 .369 .715 73 6 2 4
36 Frank Secory 33 28 109 99 13 25 4 2 4 17 2 10 17 .253 .321 .455 .776 45 2 0 0
37 Charlie Silvera 21 91 321 284 22 71 13 2 3 45 5 34 22 .250 .332 .342 .674 97 4 1 2
38 Don Smith* 28 96 355 310 56 93 9 5 0 16 18 38 23 .300 .376 .361 .738 112 4 0 7
39 Odie Strain 23 116 438 390 48 79 8 3 5 35 24 33 83 .203 .268 .277 .545 108 3 2 13
40 Johnny Sturm* 30 45 177 161 14 43 11 0 3 22 1 13 19 .267 .326 .391 .717 63 4 1 2
41 Wayne Tucker* 23 82 313 285 30 64 9 2 3 30 8 17 27 .225 .280 .302 .582 86 3 5 6
42 Joe Valenzuela 22 20 37 34 0 10 0 0 0 3 0 1 4 .294 .314 .294 .608 10 0 0 2
43 Porter Vaughan 27 12 28 26 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 .154 .185 .231 .416 6 1 0 1
44 Herb White 29 5 8 2 4 0 0 0 3 0 .500 .500 4
45 Frankie Zak 24 68 254 217 26 48 6 2 0 11 9 33 32 .221 .324 .267 .591 58 2 0 4
45 Players 26.6 151 5682 4991 606 1256 187 49 58 530 133 578 710 .252 .332 .344 .676 1715 90 25 88
* - 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 Willis Baker* 24 0 1 .000 3.75 4 0 0 12.0 12 5 5 6 7 2 0 1 1.500 9.0 4.5 5.2 1.17
2 John Bianco 26 0 1 .000 7.11 6 3 2 1 0 19.0 24 17 15 10 10 2 0 1 1.789 11.4 4.7 4.7 1.00
3 Fred Bradley 25 7 9 .438 3.59 30 13 13 4 1 123.0 117 61 49 49 54 3 0 0 1.350 8.6 3.6 4.0 1.10
4 Vance Carlson 20 0 0 1 0 0 1.0 3 2 0 5.000 27.0 18.0 0.0 0.00
5 Carl DeRose 23 12 6 .667 3.16 25 23 2 11 2 165.0 156 65 58 72 97 5 0 2 1.382 8.5 3.9 5.3 1.35
6 Karl Drews 26 14 9 .609 3.36 24 24 0 13 0 182.0 174 80 68 75 89 8 0 3 1.368 8.6 3.7 4.4 1.19
7 Don Hendrickson 32 4 4 .500 4.06 42 0 0 82.0 80 45 37 35 30 2 0 1 1.402 8.8 3.8 3.3 0.86
8 Ken Holcombe 27 0 4 .000 6.00 10 0 0 21.0 29 18 14 13 9 0 0 1 2.000 12.4 5.6 3.9 0.69
9 Raymond Louthen 20 0 0 6 0 0 12.0 16 7 7 1.917 12.0 5.2 5.2 1.00
10 Al Lyons 27 7 12 .368 3.67 24 22 2 11 1 169.0 168 83 69 73 99 4 0 1 1.426 8.9 3.9 5.3 1.36
11 Frank Makosky 36 1 1 .500 4.65 18 0 0 31.0 38 19 16 12 22 1 0 0 1.613 11.0 3.5 6.4 1.83
12 John Maldovan 24 5 15 .250 4.38 33 18 8 6 1 156.0 128 86 76 122 105 4 0 4 1.603 7.4 7.0 6.1 0.86
13 Joe Murray* 25 0 2 .000 6.00 6 0 0 18.0 20 12 12 16 9 2 0 0 2.000 10.0 8.0 4.5 0.56
14 Gale Pringle 24 0 1 .000 15.00 3 0 0 6.0 13 10 10 2 5 0 0 1 2.500 19.5 3.0 7.5 2.50
15 Carl Ray 27 0 0 18.00 2 0 0 1.0 0 2 3 0 3.000 0.0 27.0 0.0 0.00
16 Tommy Reis 31 7 5 .583 3.57 21 17 3 7 1 121.0 124 54 48 42 45 1 0 0 1.372 9.2 3.1 3.3 1.07
17 Robert Revels 24 0 2 .000 6.43 5 0 0 21.0 27 24 15 10 13 1 0 1 1.762 11.6 4.3 5.6 1.30
18 Marius Russo* 31 0 1 .000 3.38 3 0 0 8.0 13 4 3 2 4 0 0 0 1.875 14.6 2.2 4.5 2.00
19 Joe Valenzuela 22 6 7 .462 3.60 19 12 4 7 0 100.0 100 49 40 46 33 1 0 0 1.460 9.0 4.1 3.0 0.72
20 Porter Vaughan* 27 4 2 .667 2.22 12 9 1 2 0 69.0 65 28 17 29 24 2 0 1 1.362 8.5 3.8 3.1 0.83
20 Players 26.5 67 82 .450 151 151 675
* - 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
Charlie Silvera 87 420 69 13 9 .974 5.62 9
Bill Drescher 53 244 40 6 7 .979 5.36 5
Gus Niarhos 17 71 9 1 3 .988 4.71 2

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Wayne Tucker 57 444 39 4 42 .992 8.47
Benjamin Drake 50 398 47 12 46 .974 8.90
Johnny Sturm 44 378 27 3 38 .993 9.20

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George Scharein 45 94 83 6 15 .967 3.93
Irv Hall 39 123 108 8 29 .967 5.92
Mike Milosevich 37 82 110 6 26 .970 5.19
Frankie Zak 16 31 28 3 7 .952 3.69
Odie Strain 14 42 31 4 10 .948 5.21
Wayne Tucker 14 28 33 0 6 1.000 4.36

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Eddie Bockman 144 140 287 27 36 .941 2.97

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Odie Strain 101 195 248 28 54 .941 4.39
Frankie Zak 53 119 143 17 34 .939 4.94
George Scharein 11 9 16 4 2 .862 2.27

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bud Metheny 100 192 7 6 3 .971 1.99
Don Smith 86 226 5 3 1 .987 2.69
Harry Craft 70 149 8 1 1 .994 2.24
Russell Burns 67 133 0 4 0 .971 1.99
Milt Byrnes 62 104 6 6 0 .948 1.77
Hal Douglas 45 75 3 2 0 .975 1.73
Frank Secory 27 36 2 2 2 .950 1.41
Fred Collins 14 26 1 0 0 1.000 1.93

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Don Hendrickson 42 6 15 0 4 1.000 0.50
John Maldovan 33 5 29 1 0 .971 1.03
Fred Bradley 30 10 26 2 2 .947 1.20
Carl DeRose 25 10 26 2 3 .947 1.44
Karl Drews 24 16 38 4 2 .931 2.25
Al Lyons 24 6 38 3 0 .936 1.83
Tommy Reis 21 11 26 1 3 .974 1.76
Joe Valenzuela 19 6 27 1 1 .971 1.74
Frank Makosky 18 0 9 0 0 1.000 0.50
Porter Vaughan 12 4 11 0 1 1.000 1.25
Ken Holcombe 10 2 5 1 0 .875 0.70
John Bianco 6 0.00
Raymond Louthen 6 0.00
Joe Murray 6 0.00
Robert Revels 5 0.00
Willis Baker 4 0.00
Gale Pringle 3 0.00
Marius Russo 3 0.00
Carl Ray 2 0.00
Vance Carlson 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Chuck Aleno 29 R R 6' 1.0" 215 Feb 19, 1917 St. Louis, MO, US
Willis Baker 24 R L 6' 3.0" 190 Oct 27, 1921 Gillett, PA, US
John Bianco 26 R R 6' 3.0" 194 Feb 2, 1920 New York, NY, US
Eddie Bockman 25 R R 5' 9.0" 175 Jul 26, 1920 Santa Ana, CA, US
Fred Bradley 25 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Jul 31, 1920 Parsons, KS, US
Russell Burns 28 R 6' 2.0" 200 Jun 17, 1918 Independence, KS, US
Milt Byrnes 29 L L 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 15, 1916 St. Louis, MO, US
Vance Carlson 20 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Nov 14, 1925 McPherson, KS, US
Jerry Coleman 21 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Sep 14, 1924 San Jose, CA, US
Fred Collins 30 L L 6' 1.0" 170 1916
Harry Craft 31 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Apr 19, 1915 Ellisville, MS, US
Carl DeRose 23 R R 6' 4.0" 225 Apr 12, 1923 Milaca, MN, US
Hal Douglas 21 L R 5' 9.0" 175 Aug 12, 1924 Statesville, NC, US
Benjamin Drake 25 L 6' 0.0" 180 1921
Bill Drescher 25 L R 6' 2.0" 190 May 23, 1921 Congers, NY, US
Karl Drews 26 R R 6' 4.0" 192 Feb 22, 1920 Staten Island, NY, US
Irv Hall 27 R R 5' 10.0" 160 Oct 7, 1918 Alberton, MD, US
Don Hendrickson 32 R R 6' 2.0" 204 Jul 14, 1913 Kewanna, IN, US
Ken Holcombe 27 R R 5' 11.0" 169 Aug 23, 1918 Burnsville, NC, US
Goldie Holt 44 R 5' 7.0" 165 Mar 22, 1902 Enloe, TX, US
Ralph Houk 26 R R 5' 11.0" 193 Aug 9, 1919 Lawrence, KS, US
Raymond Louthen 20 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Oct 4, 1925 Bluefield, VA, US
Al Lyons 27 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Jul 18, 1918 St. Joseph, MO, US
Frank Makosky 36 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Jan 20, 1910 Boonton, NJ, US
John Maldovan 24 R R 5' 9.0" 165 May 17, 1922 Cleveland, OH, US
Bud Metheny 31 L L 5' 11.0" 190 Jun 1, 1915 St. Louis, MO, US
Mike Milosevich 31 R R 5' 10.0" 172 Jan 13, 1915 Zeigler, IL, US
Joe Murray 25 L L 6' 0.0" 165 Nov 11, 1920 Wilkes-Barre, PA, US
Gus Niarhos 25 R R 6' 0.0" 160 Dec 6, 1920 Birmingham, AL, US
Urban Pfeffer 25 R 6' 1.0" 195 Jan 30, 1921
Mike Portner 27 R 5' 8.0" 165 Sep 6, 1918
Gale Pringle 24 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Jan 20, 1922 Hollis, OK, US
Carl Ray 27 R R 5' 10.0" 165 1919
Tommy Reis 31 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Aug 6, 1914 Newport, KY, US
Robert Revels 24 R R 6' 1.0" 205 1922
Marius Russo 31 R L 6' 1.0" 190 Jul 19, 1914 Brooklyn, NY, US
George Scharein 31 R R 6' 1.0" 174 Nov 21, 1914 Decatur, IL, US
Frank Secory 33 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Aug 24, 1912 Mason City, IA, US
Charlie Silvera 21 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Oct 13, 1924 San Francisco, CA, US
Don Smith 28 L 5' 8.0" 155 1918
Odie Strain 23 R 5' 10.0" 175 Aug 3, 1922 Decatur, IL, US
Johnny Sturm 30 L L 6' 1.0" 185 Jan 23, 1916 St. Louis, MO, US
Wayne Tucker 23 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Sep 18, 1922 Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, MX
Joe Valenzuela 22 R R 5' 9.0" 190 1924 Tucson, AZ, US
Porter Vaughan 27 R L 6' 1.0" 178 May 11, 1919 Stevensville, VA, US
Herb White 29 R R 5' 9.0" 178 1917
Frankie Zak 24 R R 5' 10.0" 150 Feb 22, 1922 Passaic, NJ, US

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