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1956 Houston Buffaloes

1956 > Class AA > 1956 Texas League
Overall: 96-58
Scored 783 runs, Allowed 593 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 96-58

Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals-NL
Manager: Harry Walker
Represented: Houston, TX
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1955 / 1957

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 Herb Adams* 28 134 616 561 84 187 11 6 0 38 8 12 46 17 .333 .383 .374 .757 210 0 7 2
2 Ruben Amaro 20 152 624 533 53 142 15 2 2 64 7 8 76 53 .266 .362 .313 .675 167 6 5 4
3 Ralph Beard 27 38 31 30 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 17 .133 .133 .133 .267 4 0 1 0 Stats for 3 teams
4 Billy Bowman 26 37 47 35 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 13 .086 .200 .114 .314 4 0 7 0
5 Pidge Browne* 27 149 630 539 100 177 37 3 29 105 2 4 87 62 .328 .420 .570 .990 307 0 2 2
6 Phil Clark 23 49 25 22 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .091 .091 .136 .227 3 0 3 0
7 Richard Czekaj 20 1 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
8 Ray Dabek 29 92 318 282 27 72 10 0 5 40 3 2 28 31 .255 .316 .344 .660 97 0 2 6 Stats for 2 teams
9 Bill Greason 31 27 62 50 8 13 3 0 4 8 0 0 10 15 .260 .383 .560 .943 28 0 2 0
10 Harry Hoitsma 28 8 8 5 .625 Stats for 2 teams
11 Tom Hughes* 21 37 98 92 11 18 3 0 3 11 0 0 2 13 .196 .219 .326 .545 30 1 2 1
12 Marty Kutyna 23 3 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
13 Don Lassetter 23 22 53 50 14 16 1 1 4 9 0 0 1 5 .320 .327 .620 .947 31 0 1 1
14 Bob Mabe 26 40 106 93 4 9 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 36 .097 .125 .097 .222 9 0 10 0
15 Fred McAlister 28 44 80 70 9 15 2 0 2 6 0 0 7 14 .214 .291 .329 .620 23 1 1 1
16 Billy Muffett 25 28 67 64 4 16 3 1 0 3 1 0 1 9 .250 .262 .328 .590 21 0 2 0
17 Donald Mumm* 26 32 14 13 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .231 .286 .308 .593 4 0 0 0
18 Tom Patton 20 79 256 238 29 57 10 1 7 32 2 0 16 27 .239 .287 .378 .666 90 0 2 0
19 Howard Phillips* 26 154 695 587 97 170 27 5 4 42 10 4 90 47 .290 .386 .373 .759 219 4 11 3
20 Russ Rac 26 146 615 502 84 145 27 0 19 86 10 6 100 47 .289 .405 .456 .861 229 4 0 9
21 Robert Rand 22 66 249 218 29 47 12 1 6 31 1 1 24 37 .216 .297 .362 .659 79 2 3 2
22 Bobby Smith 22 153 667 618 99 185 29 6 21 109 11 5 34 61 .299 .333 .468 .801 289 2 4 9
23 George Storti 25 10 14 12 4 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 2 2 .333 .429 .750 1.179 9 0 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
24 Kelly Swift 36 49 26 22 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 14 .091 .167 .091 .258 2 0 2 0 Stats for 2 teams
25 Gerry Thomas* 25 22 88 75 11 16 2 2 2 9 3 1 12 5 .213 .330 .373 .703 28 1 0 0
26 Benny Valenzuela 23 130 560 488 92 153 28 2 18 99 2 4 61 39 .314 .387 .490 .876 239 1 4 6
27 Harry Walker* 39 82 200 177 32 58 9 0 3 31 3 0 19 14 .328 .390 .429 .819 76 1 0 3
28 Bob White* 21 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
29 Ted Wieand 23 36 86 68 5 11 3 0 1 7 0 0 12 26 .162 .284 .250 .534 17 0 5 1
29 Players 25.2 154 6021 5243 783 1463 227 29 127 708 56 42 633 580 .279 .357 .406 .763 2129 144 25 72 48 75
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 H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Ralph Beard 27 3 12 .200 5.54 38 11 3 0 117.0 131 83 72 8 70 15 46 5 1 5 1.718 10.1 0.6 5.4 3.5 0.66 Stats for 3 teams
2 Billy Bowman 26 7 8 .467 4.57 37 13 2 1 124.0 110 64 63 12 68 6 76 2 0 1 1.435 8.0 0.9 4.9 5.5 1.12
3 Phil Clark 23 7 3 .700 3.71 49 2 0 0 102.0 108 47 42 5 33 9 69 5 0 2 1.382 9.5 0.4 2.9 6.1 2.09
4 Bill Greason 31 10 6 .625 4.68 27 20 7 1 154.0 149 86 80 22 87 2 80 3 0 8 1.532 8.7 1.3 5.1 4.7 0.92
5 Harry Hoitsma 28 1 1 .500 8 Stats for 2 teams
6 Tom Hughes 21 18 6 .750 2.70 33 32 16 3 223.0 170 80 67 15 123 2 178 5 1 8 1.314 6.9 0.6 5.0 7.2 1.45
7 Marty Kutyna 23 0 0 3
8 Bob Mabe 26 21 10 .677 2.83 38 34 18 4 264.0 240 99 83 18 89 3 195 2 1 3 1.246 8.2 0.6 3.0 6.6 2.19
9 Billy Muffett 25 14 10 .583 2.68 28 16 11 2 171.0 127 58 51 11 54 4 98 6 0 4 1.058 6.7 0.6 2.8 5.2 1.81
10 Donald Mumm* 26 1 0 1.000 3.77 27 0 0 0 31.0 33 13 13 5 14 3 12 0 0 1 1.516 9.6 1.5 4.1 3.5 0.86
11 Knowles Piercey* 32 0 0 4
12 George Storti 25 0 4 .000 6.81 9 6 0 0 37.0 38 32 28 5 33 2 18 4 0 1 1.919 9.2 1.2 8.0 4.4 0.55 Stats for 2 teams
13 Kelly Swift 36 6 9 .400 3.66 49 1 0 0 113.0 96 53 46 9 57 15 71 2 0 2 1.354 7.6 0.7 4.5 5.7 1.25 Stats for 2 teams
14 Harry Walker 39 0 0 3
15 Ted Wieand 23 16 9 .640 3.27 36 32 12 0 223.0 209 94 81 21 81 2 129 4 1 7 1.300 8.4 0.8 3.3 5.2 1.59
15 Players 26.2 96 58 .623 3.50 154 154 86 68 12 1357.0 1211 593 527 122 589 47 874 25 3 32 1.326 8.0 0.8 3.9 5.8 1.48

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
Ray Dabek 83 496 45 3 4 .994 6.52 Stats for 2 teams
Tom Patton 71 368 41 4 7 .990 5.76 1
Robert Rand 64 363 31 6 5 .985 6.16 1

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Pidge Browne 148 1115 83 20 110 .984 8.09
Fred McAlister 10 50 0 1 4 .980 5.00

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Howard Phillips 154 455 372 17 96 .980 5.37

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Benny Valenzuela 130 97 234 19 22 .946 2.55
Gerry Thomas 21 14 32 3 7 .939 2.19
Fred McAlister 11 1 10 0 1 1.000 1.00

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ruben Amaro 152 257 471 42 79 .945 4.79

LF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Russ Rac 126 219 16 5 2 .979 1.87
Harry Walker 42 62 4 0 0 1.000 1.57

CF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Herb Adams 133 359 8 9 0 .976 2.76
Bobby Smith 25 83 6 1 3 .989 3.56

RF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bobby Smith 132 218 20 5 0 .979 1.80
Russ Rac 25 35 2 1 0 .974 1.48

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Phil Clark 49 3 16 0 0 1.000 0.39
Kelly Swift 49 3 11 0 0 1.000 0.29 Stats for 2 teams
Ralph Beard 38 9 34 2 1 .956 1.13 Stats for 3 teams
Bob Mabe 38 13 47 4 5 .938 1.58
Billy Bowman 37 6 18 2 1 .923 0.65
Ted Wieand 36 11 28 5 3 .886 1.08
Tom Hughes 33 8 26 1 1 .971 1.03
Billy Muffett 28 10 22 4 1 .889 1.14
Bill Greason 27 4 22 1 2 .963 0.96
Donald Mumm 27 0 4 0 1 1.000 0.15
George Storti 9 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Harry Hoitsma 8 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Knowles Piercey 4 0.00
Marty Kutyna 3 0.00
Harry Walker 3 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Herb Adams 28 L L 5' 9.0" 160 Apr 14, 1928 Hollywood, CA, US
Ruben Amaro 20 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Jan 6, 1936 Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, MX
Ralph Beard 27 R R 6' 5.0" 200 Feb 11, 1929 Cincinnati, OH, US
Billy Bowman 26 R R 5' 11.0" 160 1930
Pidge Browne 27 L L 6' 1.0" 190 Mar 21, 1929 Peekskill, NY, US
Phil Clark 23 R R 6' 3.0" 210 Oct 3, 1932 Albany, GA, US
Richard Czekaj 20 R 5' 8.0" 180 Aug 30, 1935 Philadelphia, PA, US
Ray Dabek 29 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Jan 8, 1927 Buffalo, NY, US
Bill Greason 31 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Sep 3, 1924 Atlanta, GA, US
Harry Hoitsma 28 R R 6' 3.0" 198 1928
Tom Hughes 21 L R 6' 2.0" 180 Sep 13, 1934 Ancon, Canal Zone, PA
Marty Kutyna 23 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Nov 14, 1932 Philadelphia, PA, US
Don Lassetter 23 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Mar 27, 1933 Newnan, GA, US
Bob Mabe 26 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Oct 8, 1929 Danville, VA, US
Fred McAlister 28 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 1, 1928 Lynchburg, VA, US
Billy Muffett 25 R R 6' 1.0" 198 Sep 21, 1930 Hammond, IN, US
Donald Mumm 26 L L 6' 1.0" 185 1930
Tom Patton 20 R R 5' 9.0" 185 Sep 5, 1935 Honey Brook, PA, US
Howard Phillips 26 L 5' 11.0" 162 Jan 7, 1930
Knowles Piercey 32 L L 6' 2.0" 180 Jan 31, 1924 Salt Lake City, UT, US
Russ Rac 26 R R 5' 11.0" 188 Jun 15, 1930 Galveston, TX, US
Robert Rand 22 R 6' 2.0" 185 1934
Bobby Smith 22 R R 5' 11.0" 180 May 28, 1934 Hood River, OR, US
George Storti 25 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Apr 17, 1931 Redding, CA, US
Kelly Swift 36 R R 6' 3.0" 190 1920
Gerry Thomas 25 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Oct 21, 1930 Elon, VA, US
Benny Valenzuela 23 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Jun 2, 1933 Los Mochis, Sinaloa, MX
Harry Walker 39 L R 6' 2.0" 175 Oct 22, 1916 Pascagoula, MS, US
Bob White 21 L 6' 1.0" 180 Sep 18, 1934 Houston, TX, US
Ted Wieand 23 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Apr 4, 1933 Walnutport, PA, US

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