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1963 Bakersfield Bears

1963 > Class A > 1963 California League
Overall: 78-62

Affiliation: Philadelphia Phillies-NL
Manager: Bob Wellman
Represented: Bakersfield, CA
Ballpark: Sam Lynn Park (Bakersfield, CA)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1962 / 1964

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 Rich Beck# 23 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
2 Dave Bennett 17 20 48 47 5 9 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 20 .191 .191 .340 .532 16 0 1 0
3 Donald Bridges* 19 138 575 494 77 156 38 3 3 87 9 1 66 58 .316 .395 .423 .819 209 5 1 9
4 John Briggs* 19 120 534 468 94 139 20 6 21 83 20 2 59 62 .297 .379 .500 .879 234 4 1 2
5 Brian Conway* 17 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0
6 James Couch 20 126 481 391 66 96 20 1 10 65 8 2 81 73 .246 .374 .379 .752 148 2 2 5
7 Gary Curkendall* 20 15 18 16 3 5 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 6 .313 .389 .375 .764 6 0 0 0
8 James Enold 22 31 14 12 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 0
9 Louis Garvin 24 34 143 128 21 31 4 2 0 13 5 0 15 31 .242 .322 .305 .626 39 0 0 0
10 Chuck Green 23 45 181 159 23 48 8 1 2 35 2 0 20 23 .302 .381 .403 .784 64 1 0 1
11 Robert Hellmer* 22 36 20 13 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 .231 .412 .308 .719 4 0 3 0
12 Grant Jackson# 20 29 73 69 7 12 0 0 1 9 0 0 3 21 .174 .208 .217 .426 15 0 1 0
13 Denny Kennedy 21 94 296 257 26 50 5 1 3 29 0 0 32 89 .195 .287 .257 .544 66 3 0 4
14 Thomas Kerrigan 19 9 22 18 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 5 .167 .273 .222 .495 4 1 0 1
15 Sammy Martinez 19 21 33 31 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 9 .097 .152 .097 .248 3 0 0 0
16 Jerry Messerly# 20 13 24 21 4 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 .190 .261 .238 .499 5 1 1 0
17 David Ortwein 19 23 16 14 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 .143 .250 .143 .393 2 0 0 0
18 James Perkins 23 140 599 516 116 161 14 7 18 109 51 7 70 71 .312 .403 .471 .874 243 9 3 1
19 Richard Richman* 22 103 397 351 43 78 8 3 4 49 1 1 42 78 .222 .305 .296 .601 104 1 0 3
20 Frankie Rubino 20 126 589 531 92 147 25 3 3 51 9 4 49 48 .277 .341 .352 .694 187 3 6 0
21 Darrell Sutherland 21 21 58 44 4 10 2 0 1 3 0 0 12 16 .227 .397 .341 .737 15 1 0 1
22 Leroy Thomas# 19 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
23 Dennis Van Cleave 21 30 21 15 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 12 .133 .350 .200 .550 3 0 1 0
24 Gary Wagner 23 41 88 76 4 11 1 1 1 4 0 0 10 44 .145 .241 .224 .465 17 0 1 1
25 Fred Walters* 25 103 431 345 83 110 18 0 23 100 4 1 82 31 .319 .448 .571 1.019 197 1 0 3
26 Darrell Weber* 22 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
27 Gene Weston 19 139 641 559 113 152 29 2 0 43 18 5 58 68 .272 .339 .331 .670 185 1 18 5
28 Bill Wilson 20 21 45 43 6 10 0 0 1 6 0 0 2 6 .233 .267 .302 .569 13 0 0 0
29 Rick Wise 17 16 31 30 4 7 3 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 .233 .233 .333 .567 10 0 1 0
29 Players 20.8 140 5389 4659 798 1249 201 30 93 712 127 27 622 814 .268 .356 .384 .740 1789 33 39 36 17
* - 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 Rich Beck 23 1 1 .500 4.50 2 2 0 0 12.0 15 7 6 0 5 0 12 0 0 1 1.667 11.2 0.0 3.8 9.0 2.40
2 Dave Bennett 17 9 6 .600 3.56 19 17 9 1 124.0 103 57 49 5 56 2 102 5 0 7 1.282 7.5 0.4 4.1 7.4 1.82
3 Brian Conway* 17 0 1 .000 12.00 1 0 0 0 3.0 3 4 4 2 5 0 2 1 0 0 2.667 9.0 6.0 15.0 6.0 0.40
4 James Enold 22 2 1 .667 4.78 31 0 0 0 49.0 72 38 26 10 27 5 35 0 0 6 2.020 13.2 1.8 5.0 6.4 1.30
5 Robert Hellmer* 22 6 5 .545 4.24 36 4 3 0 68.0 68 40 32 1 28 3 36 4 0 2 1.412 9.0 0.1 3.7 4.8 1.29
6 Grant Jackson* 20 12 8 .600 3.89 28 25 11 0 176.0 164 100 76 15 87 2 159 3 2 4 1.426 8.4 0.8 4.4 8.1 1.83
7 Sammy Martinez 19 4 10 .286 7.06 18 12 3 1 79.0 101 75 62 11 40 1 83 2 0 14 1.785 11.5 1.3 4.6 9.5 2.08
8 Jerry Messerly 20 0 3 .000 8.54 7 7 0 0 39.0 50 44 37 4 31 0 28 3 0 6 2.077 11.5 0.9 7.2 6.5 0.90
9 David Ortwein 19 5 1 .833 2.95 23 4 2 1 58.0 56 24 19 3 20 3 31 1 0 2 1.310 8.7 0.5 3.1 4.8 1.55
10 Jim Stouder 20 0 1 .000 243.00 4 0 0 0 0.1 5 11 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 42.000 135.0 0.0 243.0 0.0 0.00
11 Darrell Sutherland 21 9 4 .692 3.51 21 17 10 0 136.0 145 64 53 9 27 6 118 2 1 4 1.265 9.6 0.6 1.8 7.8 4.37
12 Leroy Thomas 19 0 0 4.20 8 0 0 0 15.0 10 7 7 2 12 0 10 0 0 2 1.467 6.0 1.2 7.2 6.0 0.83
13 Dennis Van Cleave 21 3 2 .600 5.18 30 3 0 0 73.0 71 51 42 7 56 2 69 1 0 13 1.740 8.8 0.9 6.9 8.5 1.23
14 Gary Wagner 23 15 13 .536 3.90 33 27 15 0 201.0 198 119 87 13 108 5 193 12 1 11 1.522 8.9 0.6 4.8 8.6 1.79
15 Darrell Weber* 22 0 1 .000 22.50 4 1 0 0 4.0 8 10 10 0 8 0 8 0 0 2 4.000 18.0 0.0 18.0 18.0 1.00
16 Bill Wilson 20 6 2 .750 4.50 12 12 5 0 80.0 83 48 40 8 48 1 75 0 1 5 1.638 9.3 0.9 5.4 8.4 1.56
17 Rick Wise 17 6 3 .667 2.63 12 9 6 1 65.0 47 26 19 7 23 0 98 1 0 1 1.077 6.5 1.0 3.2 13.6 4.26
17 Players 20.4 78 62 .557 140 140
* - 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
Denny Kennedy 79 589 50 15 4 .977 8.09 28
Fred Walters 66 446 42 9 4 .982 7.39 21

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Richard Richman 99 830 56 15 63 .983 8.95
Louis Garvin 34 266 19 6 19 .979 8.38
Fred Walters 10 51 5 1 5 .982 5.60

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gene Weston 139 320 354 24 71 .966 4.85

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
James Couch 90 62 174 33 16 .877 2.62
Chuck Green 43 19 83 12 9 .895 2.37
Fred Walters 11 6 15 1 0 .955 1.91

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Frankie Rubino 126 193 332 48 48 .916 4.17
Fred Walters 18 17 41 6 5 .906 3.22

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
James Perkins 140 253 4 7 0 .973 1.84
Donald Bridges 137 215 9 9 1 .961 1.64
John Briggs 120 142 16 10 2 .940 1.32
James Couch 24 34 3 2 0 .949 1.54

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Robert Hellmer 36 9 17 4 0 .867 0.72
Gary Wagner 33 14 32 5 3 .902 1.39
James Enold 31 2 16 1 1 .947 0.58
Dennis Van Cleave 30 5 10 3 0 .833 0.50
Grant Jackson 28 5 19 4 1 .857 0.86
David Ortwein 23 2 14 0 0 1.000 0.70
Darrell Sutherland 21 4 30 3 1 .919 1.62
Dave Bennett 19 7 20 1 4 .964 1.42
Sammy Martinez 18 5 16 3 0 .875 1.17
Bill Wilson 12 5 18 4 4 .852 1.92
Rick Wise 12 3 5 1 0 .889 0.67
Leroy Thomas 8 0.00
Jerry Messerly 7 0.00
Jim Stouder 4 0.00
Darrell Weber 4 0.00
Rich Beck 2 0.00
Brian Conway 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Rich Beck 23 S R 6' 3.0" 190 Jan 21, 1940 Pasco, WA, US
Dave Bennett 17 R R 6' 5.0" 195 Nov 7, 1945 Berkeley, CA, US
Donald Bridges 19 L R 5' 10.0" 175 Mar 2, 1944 Allen County, OH, US
John Briggs 19 L L 6' 1.0" 190 Mar 10, 1944 Paterson, NJ, US
Brian Conway 17 L L 6' 6.0" 210 Nov 11, 1945
James Couch 20 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Jul 19, 1942 Marshall, TX, US
Gary Curkendall 20 L R 5' 11.0" 175 Oct 10, 1942 Volga, WV, US
James Enold 22 R R 6' 2.0" 175 1941
Louis Garvin 24 R R 6' 0.0" 169 Oct 26, 1938 Apopka, FL, US
Chuck Green 23 R R 6' 2.0" 215 Nov 29, 1939 Chicago, IL, US
Robert Hellmer 22 L L 6' 1.0" 170 Aug 30, 1940
Grant Jackson 20 S L 6' 0.0" 180 Sep 28, 1942 Fostoria, OH, US
Denny Kennedy 21 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Oct 6, 1941 Wynnewood, OK, US
Thomas Kerrigan 19 R R 6' 2.0" 190 1944
Sammy Martinez 19 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Oct 31, 1943
Jerry Messerly 20 S R 6' 2.0" 204 Nov 24, 1942 Fort Dodge, IA, US
David Ortwein 19 R R 6' 1.0" 170 Jun 28, 1944 Victoria, BC, CA
James Perkins 23 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Sep 3, 1939
Richard Richman 22 L L 5' 11.0" 185 1941
Frankie Rubino 20 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Dec 8, 1942 Trenton, NJ, US
Jim Stouder 20 L R 6' 3.0" 190 Jul 13, 1942 Nappanee, IN, US
Darrell Sutherland 21 R R 6' 4.0" 169 Nov 14, 1941 Glendale, CA, US
Leroy Thomas 19 S R 5' 11.0" 152 1944
Dennis Van Cleave 21 R R 6' 3.0" 180 1942
Gary Wagner 23 R R 6' 4.0" 185 Jun 28, 1940 Bridgeport, IL, US
Fred Walters 25 L R 6' 0.0" 195 Oct 4, 1937 Trenton, NJ, US
Darrell Weber 22 L L 6' 1.0" 190 Jun 27, 1941 Westwood, CA, US
Gene Weston 19 R R 5' 9.0" 168 Sep 28, 1943
Bill Wilson 20 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Sep 21, 1942 Pomeroy, OH, US
Rick Wise 17 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Sep 13, 1945 Jackson, MI, US

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