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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
1Rich Beck#23250000.000.0000
2Dave Bennett1719479102.191.34016
3Donald Bridges*191384941563833.316.423209
4John Briggs*1912046813920621.297.500234
5Brian Conway*17110000.000.0000
6James Couch201263919620110.246.379148
7Gary Curkendall*2015165100.313.3756
8James Enold2231120000.000.0000
9Louis Garvin243412831420.242.30539
10Chuck Green234515948812.302.40364
11Robert Hellmer*2236133100.231.3084
12Grant Jackson#20286912001.174.21715
13Denny Kennedy219425750513.195.25766
14Thomas Kerrigan199183100.167.2224
15Sammy Martinez1918313000.097.0973
16Jerry Messerly#207214100.190.2385
17David Ortwein1923142000.143.1432
18James Perkins2314051616114718.312.471243
19Richard Richman*2210335178834.222.296104
20Frankie Rubino201265311472533.277.352187
21Darrell Sutherland21214410201.227.34115
22Leroy Thomas#19830000.000.0000
23Dennis VanCleave2130152100.133.2003
24Gary Wagner23337611111.145.22417
25Fred Walters*2510334511018023.319.571197
26Darrell Weber*22420000.000.0000
27Gene Weston191395591522920.272.331185
28Bill Wilson20124310001.233.30213
29Rick Wise1712307300.233.33310
29 Players20.8140538946597981249201309371212727622814.268.356.384.740178933393617
* - 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
1Rich Beck2311.5004.502212.01576051.66711.20.03.8
2Dave Bennett1796.6003.561917124.010357495561.2827.50.44.1
3Brian Conway*1701.00012.00103.0344252.6679.06.015.0
4James Enold2221.6674.7831049.072382610272.02013.21.85.0
5Robert Hellmer*2265.5454.2436468.06840321281.4129.00.13.7
6Grant Jackson*20128.6003.892825176.01641007615871.4268.40.84.4
7Sammy Martinez19410.2867.06181279.0101756211401.78511.51.34.6
8Jerry Messerly2003.0008.547739.05044374312.07711.50.97.2
9David Ortwein1951.8332.9523458.05624193201.3108.70.53.1
10Jim Stouder2001.000243.00400.151190942.000135.00.0243.0
11Darrell Sutherland2194.6923.512117136.014564539271.2659.60.61.8
12Leroy Thomas19004.208015.010772121.4676.01.27.2
13Dennis VanCleave2132.6005.1830373.07151427561.7408.80.96.9
14Gary Wagner231513.5363.903327201.019811987131081.5228.90.64.8
15Darrell Weber*2201.00022.50414.081010084.00018.00.018.0
16Bill Wilson2062.7504.50121280.08348408481.6389.30.95.4
17Rick Wise1763.6672.6312965.04726197231.0776.51.03.2
17 Players20.47862.557140140
* - 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


Denny Kennedy795895015.9778.09
Fred Walters66446429.9827.39


Richard Richman998305615.9838.95
Louis Garvin34266196.9798.38


Gene Weston13932035424.9664.85


James Couch906217433.8772.62
Chuck Green43198312.8952.37


Frankie Rubino12619333248.9164.17


James Perkins14025347.9731.84
Donald Bridges13721599.9611.64
John Briggs1201421610.9401.32


Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Rich Beck23SR6' 3.0"190Jan 21, 1940Pasco, WA, US
Dave Bennett17RR6' 5.0"195Nov 7, 1945Berkeley, CA, US
Donald Bridges19LR5' 10.0"175Mar 2, 1944Allen County, OH, US
John Briggs19LL6' 1.0"190Mar 10, 1944Paterson, NJ, US
Brian Conway17LL6' 6.0"210Nov 11, 1945
James Couch20RR5' 10.0"170Jul 19, 1942Marshall, TX, US
Gary Curkendall20LR5' 11.0"175Oct 10, 1942Volga, WV, US
James Enold22RR6' 2.0"1751941
Louis Garvin24RR6' 0.0"169Oct 26, 1938Apopka, FL, US
Chuck Green23RR6' 2.0"215Nov 29, 1939Chicago, IL, US
Robert Hellmer22LL6' 1.0"170Aug 30, 1940
Grant Jackson20SL6' 0.0"180Sep 28, 1942Fostoria, OH, US
Denny Kennedy21RR6' 2.0"190Oct 6, 1941Wynnewood, OK, US
Thomas Kerrigan19RR6' 2.0"1901944
Sammy Martinez19RR6' 2.0"180Oct 31, 1943
Jerry Messerly20SR6' 2.0"204Nov 24, 1942Fort Dodge, IA, US
David Ortwein19RR6' 1.0"170Jun 28, 1944Victoria, BC, CA
James Perkins23RR6' 1.0"185Sep 3, 1939
Richard Richman22LL5' 11.0"1851941
Frankie Rubino20RR5' 11.0"175Dec 8, 1942Trenton, NJ, US
Jim Stouder20LR6' 3.0"190Jul 13, 1942Nappanee, IN, US
Darrell Sutherland21RR6' 4.0"169Nov 14, 1941Glendale, CA, US
Leroy Thomas19SR5' 11.0"1521944
Dennis VanCleave21RR6' 3.0"1801942
Gary Wagner23RR6' 4.0"185Jun 28, 1940Bridgeport, IL, US
Fred Walters25LR6' 0.0"195Oct 4, 1937Trenton, NJ, US
Darrell Weber22LL6' 1.0"190Jun 27, 1941Westwood, CA, US
Gene Weston19RR5' 9.0"168Sep 28, 1943
Bill Wilson20RR6' 2.0"195Sep 21, 1942Pomeroy, OH, US
Rick Wise17RR6' 1.0"180Sep 13, 1945Jackson, MI, US

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