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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
1Chuck Aleno29123329350001041.
2Willis Baker24440.000
3John Bianco26661.167
4Eddie Bockman25144614528731602741295297859.303.394.438.831231917
5Fred Bradley25314341491004006.
6Russell Burns2878289263406210584412454.236.300.403.7031061102
7Milt Byrnes*2977279211335810512446518.275.446.384.83081403
8Jerry Coleman21530100000.333.3331
9Fred Collins*301956495101016169.
10Harry Craft3194298260347517073533651.288.379.435.814113320
11Carl DeRose232562561511000416.
12Hal Douglas*214619316928488201161812.284.353.355.70860206
13Benjamin Drake*255319517818534211551121.298.352.360.71264342
14Bill Drescher*256019316215354301412920.216.335.278.61345002
15Karl Drews2628766691000050716.
16Irv Hall27451631531239500122618.
17Don Hendrickson32421513040001014.308.357.308.6654001
18Ken Holcombe271064000000020.000.333.000.3330000
19Goldie Holt445100200000.200.2002
20Ralph Houk268235820110.348.56513
21Raymond Louthen20610.000
22Al Lyons275397851120233911226.235.330.435.76537000
23Frank Makosky361855000000003.
24John Maldovan243748432601020318.
25Bud Metheny*31101413367489214564254037.251.326.365.6911341015
26Mike Milosevich31381491211727500612215.223.352.264.61632424
27Joe Murray*25670.000
28Gus Niarhos251756518122003254.235.304.275.57814200
29Urban Pfeffer256112300021.273.2733
30Mike Portner279103201010.200.4004
31Gale Pringle243101000001.0001.0001
32Tommy Reis312143381700010213.
33Robert Revels24580.000
34Marius Russo31320.000
35George Scharein3172215198216011101541117.303.346.369.71573624
36Frank Secory33281099913254241721017.253.321.455.77645200
37Charlie Silvera2191321284227113234553422.250.332.342.67497412
38Don Smith*2896355310569395016183823.300.376.361.738112407
39Odie Strain23116438390487983535243383.
40Johnny Sturm*3045177161144311032211319.267.326.391.71763412
41Wayne Tucker*238231328530649233081727.225.280.302.58286356
42Joe Valenzuela222037340100003014.294.314.294.60810002
43Porter Vaughan27122826342000016.
44Herb White29582400030.500.5004
45Frankie Zak246825421726486201193332.221.324.267.59158204
45 Players26.61515682499160612561874958530133578710.252.332.344.6761715902588
* - 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
1Willis Baker*2401.0003.7540012.01255672011.5009.
2John Bianco2601.0007.116321019.024171510102011.78911.
3Fred Bradley2579.4383.5930131341123.0117614949543001.3508.
4Vance Carlson20001001.03205.00027.
5Carl DeRose23126.6673.1625232112165.0156655872975021.3828.
6Karl Drews26149.6093.3624240130182.0174806875898031.3688.
7Don Hendrickson3244.5004.06420082.080453735302011.4028.
8Ken Holcombe2704.0006.00100021.02918141390012.00012.
9Raymond Louthen200060012.016771.91712.
10Al Lyons27712.3683.6724222111169.0168836973994011.4268.
11Frank Makosky3611.5004.65180031.038191612221001.61311.
12John Maldovan24515.2504.383318861156.012886761221054041.6037.
13Joe Murray*2502.0006.0060018.02012121692002.00010.
14Gale Pringle2401.00015.003006.0131010250012.50019.
15Carl Ray270018.002001.002303.0000.
16Tommy Reis3175.5833.572117371121.0124544842451001.3729.
17Robert Revels2402.0006.4350021.027241510131011.76211.
18Marius Russo*3101.0003.383008.01343240001.87514.
19Joe Valenzuela2267.4623.601912470100.0100494046331001.4609.
20Porter Vaughan*2742.6672.2212912069.065281729242011.3628.
20 Players26.56782.450151151675
* - 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


Charlie Silvera8742069139.9745.629
Bill Drescher532444067.9795.365
Gus Niarhos1771913.9884.712


Wayne Tucker5744439442.9928.47
Benjamin Drake50398471246.9748.90
Johnny Sturm4437827338.9939.20


George Scharein459483615.9673.93
Irv Hall39123108829.9675.92
Mike Milosevich3782110626.9705.19
Frankie Zak16312837.9523.69
Odie Strain144231410.9485.21
Wayne Tucker142833061.0004.36


Eddie Bockman1441402872736.9412.97


Odie Strain1011952482854.9414.39
Frankie Zak531191431734.9394.94
George Scharein1191642.8622.27


Bud Metheny100192763.9711.99
Don Smith86226531.9872.69
Harry Craft70149811.9942.24
Russell Burns67133040.9711.99
Milt Byrnes62104660.9481.77
Hal Douglas4575320.9751.73
Frank Secory2736222.9501.41
Fred Collins14261001.0001.93


Don Hendrickson42615041.0000.50
John Maldovan3352910.9711.03
Fred Bradley30102622.9471.20
Carl DeRose25102623.9471.44
Karl Drews24163842.9312.25
Al Lyons2463830.9361.83
Tommy Reis21112613.9741.76
Joe Valenzuela1962711.9711.74
Frank Makosky1809001.0000.50
Porter Vaughan12411011.0001.25
Ken Holcombe102510.8750.70
John Bianco60.00
Raymond Louthen60.00
Joe Murray60.00
Robert Revels50.00
Willis Baker40.00
Gale Pringle30.00
Marius Russo30.00
Carl Ray20.00
Vance Carlson10.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Chuck Aleno29RR6' 1.0"215Feb 19, 1917St. Louis, MO, US
Willis Baker24RL6' 3.0"190Oct 27, 1921Gillett, PA, US
John Bianco26RR6' 3.0"194Feb 2, 1920New York, NY, US
Eddie Bockman25RR5' 9.0"175Jul 26, 1920Santa Ana, CA, US
Fred Bradley25RR6' 1.0"180Jul 31, 1920Parsons, KS, US
Russell Burns28R6' 2.0"200Jun 17, 1918Independence, KS, US
Milt Byrnes29LL5' 10.0"170Nov 15, 1916St. Louis, MO, US
Vance Carlson20RR6' 0.0"180Nov 14, 1925McPherson, KS, US
Jerry Coleman21RR6' 0.0"165Sep 14, 1924San Jose, CA, US
Fred Collins30LL6' 1.0"1701916
Harry Craft31RR6' 1.0"185Apr 19, 1915Ellisville, MS, US
Carl DeRose23RR6' 4.0"225Apr 12, 1923Milaca, MN, US
Hal Douglas21LR5' 9.0"175Aug 12, 1924Statesville, NC, US
Benjamin Drake25L6' 0.0"1801921
Bill Drescher25LR6' 2.0"190May 23, 1921Congers, NY, US
Karl Drews26RR6' 4.0"192Feb 22, 1920Staten Island, NY, US
Irv Hall27RR5' 10.0"160Oct 7, 1918Alberton, MD, US
Don Hendrickson32RR6' 2.0"204Jul 14, 1913Kewanna, IN, US
Ken Holcombe27RR5' 11.0"169Aug 23, 1918Burnsville, NC, US
Goldie Holt44R5' 7.0"165Mar 22, 1902Enloe, TX, US
Ralph Houk26RR5' 11.0"193Aug 9, 1919Lawrence, KS, US
Raymond Louthen20RR6' 1.0"185Oct 4, 1925Bluefield, VA, US
Al Lyons27RR6' 2.0"195Jul 18, 1918St. Joseph, MO, US
Frank Makosky36RR6' 1.0"185Jan 20, 1910Boonton, NJ, US
John Maldovan24RR5' 9.0"165May 17, 1922Cleveland, OH, US
Bud Metheny31LL5' 11.0"190Jun 1, 1915St. Louis, MO, US
Mike Milosevich31RR5' 10.0"172Jan 13, 1915Zeigler, IL, US
Joe Murray25LL6' 0.0"165Nov 11, 1920Wilkes-Barre, PA, US
Gus Niarhos25RR6' 0.0"160Dec 6, 1920Birmingham, AL, US
Urban Pfeffer25R6' 1.0"195Jan 30, 1921
Mike Portner27R5' 8.0"165Sep 6, 1918
Gale Pringle24RR6' 2.0"180Jan 20, 1922Hollis, OK, US
Carl Ray27RR5' 10.0"1651919
Tommy Reis31RR6' 2.0"180Aug 6, 1914Newport, KY, US
Robert Revels24RR6' 1.0"2051922
Marius Russo31RL6' 1.0"190Jul 19, 1914Brooklyn, NY, US
George Scharein31RR6' 1.0"174Nov 21, 1914Decatur, IL, US
Frank Secory33RR6' 1.0"200Aug 24, 1912Mason City, IA, US
Charlie Silvera21RR5' 10.0"175Oct 13, 1924San Francisco, CA, US
Don Smith28L5' 8.0"1551918
Odie Strain23R5' 10.0"175Aug 3, 1922Decatur, IL, US
Johnny Sturm30LL6' 1.0"185Jan 23, 1916St. Louis, MO, US
Wayne Tucker23LR6' 0.0"175Sep 18, 1922Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, MX
Joe Valenzuela22RR5' 9.0"1901924Tucson, AZ, US
Porter Vaughan27RL6' 1.0"178May 11, 1919Stevensville, VA, US
Herb White29RR5' 9.0"1781917
Frankie Zak24RR5' 10.0"150Feb 22, 1922Passaic, NJ, US

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