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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
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 John Baumgartner 23 56 210 190 20 45 9 0 3 15 2 14 33 .237 .295 .332 .626 63 2 3 1
2 Harry Bright 24 70 264 228 32 64 12 1 6 34 0 26 25 .281 .354 .421 .775 96 2 4 4
3 Johnny Bucha 29 30 110 91 15 25 3 1 2 15 1 15 4 .275 .380 .396 .775 36 1 2 1
4 Frank Carswell 34 130 493 421 60 134 26 1 16 87 3 53 34 .318 .393 .499 .892 210 3 10 6
5 Jake Crawford 26 31 52 39 5 4 1 0 0 1 2 12 9 .103 .314 .128 .442 5 0 1 0
6 Hal Erickson 34 34 76 70 6 16 0 0 0 6 0 3 20 .229 .270 .229 .499 16 1 2 0
7 Paul Foytack 23 17 38 35 0 5 1 0 0 4 0 1 6 .143 .167 .171 .338 6 0 2 0
8 Bill Froats* 23 31 48 40 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 7 18 .050 .191 .050 .241 2 0 1 0
9 Dick Gernert 25 74 299 232 44 63 13 0 13 44 2 58 43 .272 .424 .496 .920 115 5 2 2
10 Doug Hansen 25 82 271 241 28 53 6 0 8 35 3 23 43 .220 .287 .344 .632 83 1 3 3
11 Jim Harper 23 2 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
12 Earl Harrist 35 38 21 18 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 6 .056 .190 .056 .246 1 0 0 0
13 Buddy Hicks# 27 119 518 434 73 119 24 1 2 44 9 67 41 .274 .370 .348 .718 151 0 15 2
14 Billy Hitchcock 37 25 69 62 3 16 0 0 2 10 0 6 10 .258 .324 .355 .678 22 0 1 0
15 Mel Hoderlein# 31 93 341 280 42 72 10 0 6 25 2 56 38 .257 .385 .357 .742 100 2 3 0
16 Hal Hudson* 27 37 38 31 3 7 0 0 1 2 0 2 3 .226 .286 .323 .608 10 1 3 1
17 Ken Johnson* 31 47 93 80 8 15 1 0 3 11 0 1 11 .188 .209 .313 .522 25 2 7 3
18 Milo Johnson* 35 11 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0
19 Milt Jordan 27 23 8 8 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 .125 .125 .250 .375 2 0 0 0
20 Chick King 23 130 583 516 91 138 24 9 16 61 34 54 96 .267 .339 .442 .780 228 4 4 5
21 Al Lakeman 35 92 336 307 26 75 11 0 7 48 2 26 71 .244 .305 .349 .654 107 1 2 0
22 Frank Lary 24 53 81 74 12 17 3 0 2 10 0 6 10 .230 .288 .351 .639 26 0 1 0
23 Duke Maas 25 20 41 39 3 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 8 .205 .205 .282 .487 11 0 2 0
24 Sammy Meeks 31 65 270 236 32 70 17 1 5 34 2 26 35 .297 .364 .441 .804 104 0 6 2
25 Pat Mullin* 36 57 167 142 27 41 7 1 7 23 3 23 32 .289 .383 .500 .883 71 0 0 2
26 Ernie Nevel 34 10 11 8 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 .250 .455 .250 .705 2 1 0 0
27 Ron Northey* 34 148 583 504 83 155 23 2 25 85 1 70 46 .308 .392 .510 .902 257 1 6 2
28 Daniel Ryan 29 51 161 143 14 32 3 0 2 10 0 14 14 .224 .289 .287 .576 41 0 2 2
29 Don Swartz 29 50 23 22 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 .136 .174 .136 .310 3 0 0 0
30 Jack Wallaesa# 34 35 145 125 16 24 5 0 4 23 0 13 23 .192 .271 .328 .599 41 1 5 1
31 Harvey Zernia* 28 126 434 337 73 100 13 1 11 43 3 89 58 .297 .444 .439 .883 148 2 4 2
31 Players 29.1 155 5799 4957 726 1307 213 18 142 673 66 680 748 .264 .353 .400 .753 1982 29 95 38
* - 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 Hal Erickson 34 11 8 .579 4.19 34 26 12 1 206.0 228 106 96 23 48 98 4 0 2 1.340 10.0 1.0 2.1 4.3 2.04
2 Paul Foytack 23 4 7 .364 5.33 17 13 4 1 98.0 113 59 58 10 48 75 1 0 7 1.643 10.4 0.9 4.4 6.9 1.56
3 Bill Froats* 23 7 5 .583 3.96 31 17 3 1 125.0 109 70 55 5 86 81 6 2 4 1.560 7.8 0.4 6.2 5.8 0.94
4 Jim Harper* 23 0 1 .000 2
5 Earl Harrist 35 3 10 .231 5.01 38 9 3 0 88.0 100 57 49 16 33 41 4 0 2 1.511 10.2 1.6 3.4 4.2 1.24
6 Richard Hoeksema* 25 0 0 1
7 Hal Hudson* 27 6 14 .300 4.98 35 15 4 1 121.0 136 82 67 14 55 37 9 0 5 1.579 10.1 1.0 4.1 2.8 0.67
8 Ken Johnson* 31 14 14 .500 3.78 30 29 15 5 205.0 166 97 86 20 109 150 8 0 10 1.341 7.3 0.9 4.8 6.6 1.38
9 Milo Johnson 35 0 1 .000 10
10 Milt Jordan 27 0 2 .000 23
11 Frank Lary 24 15 11 .577 3.39 41 25 13 3 207.0 206 86 78 10 82 102 5 1 10 1.391 9.0 0.4 3.6 4.4 1.24
12 Duke Maas 25 7 4 .636 3.92 17 14 7 1 101.0 95 44 44 7 53 65 1 0 1 1.465 8.5 0.6 4.7 5.8 1.23
13 Ernie Nevel 34 0 2 .000 10
14 Don Swartz 29 4 4 .500 4.36 32 3 2 0 66.0 87 35 32 6 19 21 5 0 0 1.606 11.9 0.8 2.6 2.9 1.11
14 Players 28.4 71 83 .461 155 155 694
* - 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
Al Lakeman 86 427 48 10 9 .979 5.52 6
Daniel Ryan 50 228 29 2 6 .992 5.14 2
Johnny Bucha 27 140 9 2 0 .987 5.52 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dick Gernert 72 600 50 3 61 .995 9.03
Harvey Zernia 50 419 31 3 31 .993 9.00
Jack Wallaesa 33 264 22 7 23 .976 8.67

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Doug Hansen 70 169 194 11 43 .971 5.19
Harry Bright 36 93 83 8 15 .957 4.89
Mel Hoderlein 23 56 55 1 13 .991 4.83
Sammy Meeks 13 25 28 8 9 .869 4.08
Billy Hitchcock 10 24 30 1 7 .982 5.40

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Baumgartner 43 40 80 6 8 .952 2.79
Mel Hoderlein 37 44 89 5 12 .964 3.59
Sammy Meeks 36 25 76 4 5 .962 2.81
Harry Bright 34 24 71 3 6 .969 2.79
Harvey Zernia 22 11 32 3 2 .935 1.95

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Buddy Hicks 114 211 349 22 60 .962 4.91
Mel Hoderlein 26 48 68 7 18 .943 4.46
Sammy Meeks 18 28 37 0 5 1.000 3.61

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ron Northey 139 197 17 9 8 .960 1.54
Chick King 127 386 6 11 2 .973 3.09
Frank Carswell 116 184 9 3 2 .985 1.66
Pat Mullin 40 49 3 2 0 .963 1.30
Harvey Zernia 39 50 3 1 0 .981 1.36
Jake Crawford 24 19 2 1 0 .955 0.88
John Baumgartner 17 24 2 1 0 .963 1.53

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Frank Lary 41 11 37 4 3 .923 1.17
Earl Harrist 38 6 12 2 1 .900 0.47
Hal Hudson 35 9 21 1 0 .968 0.86
Hal Erickson 34 8 24 2 0 .941 0.94
Don Swartz 32 4 9 1 2 .929 0.41
Bill Froats 31 1 18 0 0 1.000 0.61
Ken Johnson 30 6 40 2 3 .958 1.53
Milt Jordan 23 1 7 0 0 1.000 0.35
Paul Foytack 17 6 11 2 1 .895 1.00
Duke Maas 17 3 17 0 1 1.000 1.18
Milo Johnson 10 2 1 0 0 1.000 0.30
Ernie Nevel 10 1 4 0 0 1.000 0.50
Jim Harper 2 0.00
Richard Hoeksema 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
John Baumgartner 23 R R 6' 1.0" 190 May 29, 1931 Birmingham, AL, US
Harry Bright 24 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Sep 22, 1929 Kansas City, MO, US
Johnny Bucha 29 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Jan 22, 1925 Allentown, PA, US
Frank Carswell 34 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Nov 6, 1919 Palestine, TX, US
Jake Crawford 26 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 20, 1928 Campbell, MO, US
Hal Erickson 34 R R 6' 5.0" 230 Jul 17, 1919 Portland, OR, US
Paul Foytack 23 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Nov 16, 1930 Scranton, PA, US
Bill Froats 23 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Oct 20, 1930 New York, NY, US
Dick Gernert 25 R R 6' 3.0" 209 Sep 28, 1928 Reading, PA, US
Doug Hansen 25 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Dec 16, 1928 Los Angeles, CA, US
Jim Harper 23 R L 1931 Allentown, PA, US
Earl Harrist 35 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Apr 20, 1919 Dubach, LA, US
Buddy Hicks 27 S R 5' 10.0" 170 Feb 15, 1927 Belvedere, CA, US
Billy Hitchcock 37 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Jul 31, 1916 Inverness, AL, US
Mel Hoderlein 31 S R 5' 10.0" 185 Jun 24, 1923 Mount Carmel, OH, US
Richard Hoeksema 25 L L 5' 9.0" 165 1929
Hal Hudson 27 L L 5' 10.0" 175 May 4, 1927 Grosse Pointe, MI, US
Ken Johnson 31 L L 6' 1.0" 185 Jan 14, 1923 Topeka, KS, US
Milo Johnson 35 L R 6' 1.0" 165 Jun 22, 1919 Manitowoc, WI, US
Milt Jordan 27 R R 6' 2.0" 207 May 24, 1927 Mineral Springs, PA, US
Chick King 23 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Nov 10, 1930 Paris, TN, US
Al Lakeman 35 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Dec 31, 1918 Cincinnati, OH, US
Frank Lary 24 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Apr 10, 1930 Northport, AL, US
Duke Maas 25 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Jan 31, 1929 Utica, MI, US
Sammy Meeks 31 R R 5' 9.0" 160 Apr 23, 1923 Anderson, SC, US
Pat Mullin 36 L R 6' 2.0" 190 Nov 1, 1917 Trotter, PA, US
Ernie Nevel 34 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Aug 17, 1919 Charleston, MO, US
Ron Northey 34 L R 5' 10.0" 195 Apr 26, 1920 Mahanoy City, PA, US
Daniel Ryan 29 R 5' 10.0" 180 1925
Don Swartz 29 R R 5' 10.0" 160 Jan 19, 1925 Lorain, OH, US
Jack Wallaesa 34 S R 6' 3.0" 191 Aug 31, 1919 Easton, PA, US
Harvey Zernia 28 L 6' 1.0" 175 May 31, 1926 Milwaukee, WI, US

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