Mobile Site You Are Here > > > > 1954 Buffalo Bisons

Elliott, Kalb, MLB Network:From MLB Network’s launch on January 1, 2009—when I used baseballreference.com’s play...


1954 Buffalo Bisons

1954 > Class AAA > 1954 International League
Overall: 71-83
Scored 726 runs, Allowed 694 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-74

Affiliation: Detroit Tigers-AL
Manager: Billy Hitchcock
Represented: Buffalo, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1953 / 1955

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
RkNameAgeGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
1John Baumgartner235621019020459031521433.237.295.332.62663231
2Harry Bright2470264228326412163402625.281.354.421.77596244
3Johnny Bucha2930110911525312151154.275.380.396.77536121
4Frank Carswell3413049342160134261168735334.318.393.499.8922103106
5Jake Crawford263152395410012129.103.314.128.4425010
6Hal Erickson3434767061600060320.229.270.229.49916120
7Paul Foytack23173835051004016.143.167.171.3386020
8Bill Froats*233148400200020718.050.191.050.2412010
9Dick Gernert25742992324463130134425843.272.424.496.920115522
10Doug Hansen258227124128536083532343.220.287.344.63283133
11Jim Harper23230000.000.0000
12Earl Harrist35382118110002036.056.190.056.2461000
13Buddy Hicks#271195184347311924124496741.274.370.348.7181510152
14Billy Hitchcock37256962316002100610.258.324.355.67822010
15Mel Hoderlein#3193341280427210062525638.257.385.357.742100230
16Hal Hudson*27373831370012023.226.286.323.60810131
17Ken Johnson*31479380815103110111.188.209.313.52225273
18Milo Johnson*351133010000002.333.333.333.6671000
19Milt Jordan272388111001003.125.125.250.3752000
20Chick King23130583516911382491661345496.267.339.442.780228445
21Al Lakeman3592336307267511074822671.244.305.349.654107120
22Frank Lary245381741217302100610.230.288.351.63926010
23Duke Maas25204139380011008.205.205.282.48711020
24Sammy Meeks3165270236327017153422635.297.364.441.804104062
25Pat Mullin*365716714227417172332332.289.383.500.88371002
26Ernie Nevel3410118320001022.250.455.250.7052100
27Ron Northey*3414858350483155232258517046.308.392.510.902257162
28Daniel Ryan295116114314323021001414.224.289.287.57641022
29Don Swartz29502322430001014.136.174.136.3103000
30Jack Wallaesa#343514512516245042301323.192.271.328.59941151
31Harvey Zernia*2812643433773100131114338958.297.444.439.883148242
31 Players29.11555799495772613072131814267366680748.264.353.400.7531982299538
* - 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
RkNameAgeWLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
1Hal Erickson34118.5794.193426121206.0228106962348984021.34010.01.02.14.32.04
2Paul Foytack2347.3645.3317134198.011359581048751071.64310.40.94.46.91.56
3Bill Froats*2375.5833.96311731125.01097055586816241.5607.80.46.25.80.94
4Jim Harper*2301.0002
5Earl Harrist35310.2315.013893088.010057491633414021.51110.21.63.44.21.24
6Richard Hoeksema*25001
7Hal Hudson*27614.3004.98351541121.013682671455379051.57910.11.04.12.80.67
8Ken Johnson*311414.5003.783029155205.016697862010915080101.3417.30.94.86.61.38
9Milo Johnson3501.00010
10Milt Jordan2702.00023
11Frank Lary241511.5773.394125133207.02068678108210251101.3919.00.43.64.41.24
12Duke Maas2574.6363.92171471101.0954444753651011.4658.50.64.75.81.23
13Ernie Nevel3402.00010
14Don Swartz2944.5004.363232066.0873532619215001.60611.90.82.62.91.11
14 Players28.47183.461155155694
* - 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

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GPBSBCSCS%lgCS%PO
Al Lakeman8642748109.9795.526
Daniel Ryan502282926.9925.142
Johnny Bucha27140920.9875.520

1B

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Dick Gernert7260050361.9959.03
Harvey Zernia5041931331.9939.00
Jack Wallaesa3326422723.9768.67

2B

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Doug Hansen701691941143.9715.19
Harry Bright369383815.9574.89
Mel Hoderlein235655113.9914.83
Sammy Meeks13252889.8694.08
Billy Hitchcock10243017.9825.40

3B

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
John Baumgartner43408068.9522.79
Mel Hoderlein374489512.9643.59
Sammy Meeks36257645.9622.81
Harry Bright34247136.9692.79
Harvey Zernia22113232.9351.95

SS

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Buddy Hicks1142113492260.9624.91
Mel Hoderlein264868718.9434.46
Sammy Meeks182837051.0003.61

OF

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Ron Northey1391971798.9601.54
Chick King1273866112.9733.09
Frank Carswell116184932.9851.66
Pat Mullin4049320.9631.30
Harvey Zernia3950310.9811.36
Jake Crawford2419210.9550.88
John Baumgartner1724210.9631.53

P

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Frank Lary41113743.9231.17
Earl Harrist3861221.9000.47
Hal Hudson3592110.9680.86
Hal Erickson3482420.9410.94
Don Swartz324912.9290.41
Bill Froats31118001.0000.61
Ken Johnson3064023.9581.53
Milt Jordan2317001.0000.35
Paul Foytack1761121.8951.00
Duke Maas17317011.0001.18
Milo Johnson1021001.0000.30
Ernie Nevel1014001.0000.50
Jim Harper20.00
Richard Hoeksema10.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
NameAgeBTHtWtDoBBirthplace
John Baumgartner23RR6' 1.0"190May 29, 1931Birmingham, AL, US
Harry Bright24RR6' 0.0"190Sep 22, 1929Kansas City, MO, US
Johnny Bucha29RR5' 11.0"190Jan 22, 1925Allentown, PA, US
Frank Carswell34RR6' 0.0"195Nov 6, 1919Palestine, TX, US
Jake Crawford26RR6' 1.0"185Mar 20, 1928Campbell, MO, US
Hal Erickson34RR6' 5.0"230Jul 17, 1919Portland, OR, US
Paul Foytack23RR5' 11.0"175Nov 16, 1930Scranton, PA, US
Bill Froats23LL6' 0.0"180Oct 20, 1930New York, NY, US
Dick Gernert25RR6' 3.0"209Sep 28, 1928Reading, PA, US
Doug Hansen25RR6' 0.0"180Dec 16, 1928Los Angeles, CA, US
Jim Harper23RL1931Allentown, PA, US
Earl Harrist35RR6' 0.0"175Apr 20, 1919Dubach, LA, US
Buddy Hicks27SR5' 10.0"170Feb 15, 1927Belvedere, CA, US
Billy Hitchcock37RR6' 1.0"185Jul 31, 1916Inverness, AL, US
Mel Hoderlein31SR5' 10.0"185Jun 24, 1923Mount Carmel, OH, US
Richard Hoeksema25LL5' 9.0"1651929
Hal Hudson27LL5' 10.0"175May 4, 1927Grosse Pointe, MI, US
Ken Johnson31LL6' 1.0"185Jan 14, 1923Topeka, KS, US
Milo Johnson35LR6' 1.0"165Jun 22, 1919Manitowoc, WI, US
Milt Jordan27RR6' 2.0"207May 24, 1927Mineral Springs, PA, US
Chick King23RR6' 2.0"190Nov 10, 1930Paris, TN, US
Al Lakeman35RR6' 2.0"195Dec 31, 1918Cincinnati, OH, US
Frank Lary24RR5' 11.0"175Apr 10, 1930Northport, AL, US
Duke Maas25RR5' 10.0"170Jan 31, 1929Utica, MI, US
Sammy Meeks31RR5' 9.0"160Apr 23, 1923Anderson, SC, US
Pat Mullin36LR6' 2.0"190Nov 1, 1917Trotter, PA, US
Ernie Nevel34RR5' 11.0"190Aug 17, 1919Charleston, MO, US
Ron Northey34LR5' 10.0"195Apr 26, 1920Mahanoy City, PA, US
Daniel Ryan29R5' 10.0"1801925
Don Swartz29RR5' 10.0"160Jan 19, 1925Lorain, OH, US
Jack Wallaesa34SR6' 3.0"191Aug 31, 1919Easton, PA, US
Harvey Zernia28L6' 1.0"175May 31, 1926Milwaukee, WI, US

About the Minor League Data

Performance data on minor and international leagues is licensed from and provided by the SABR Minor Leagues Database, a community project sponsored by the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

The database is under active development. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources. To learn more about these limitations, or to find out how to contribute, click here.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.