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1940 Niagara Falls Rainbows/Jamestown Falcons

1940 > Class D > 1940 Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League
Overall: 48-55

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Joe O'Rourke
Represented: Niagara Falls, NY and Jamestown, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1939

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 Walter Balash 21 31 73 15 0 1 2 .205 .315 23
2 Robert Blanchard* 21 103 383 105 17 5 1 .274 .352 135
3 Allan Bradley 17 31 122 29 1 1 0 .238 .262 32
4 Meade Coyle? 21 53 203 50 9 1 2 .246 .330 67
5 Cookie Cuccurullo* 22 39 93 22 1 3 0 .237 .312 29
6 Kenneth Elsie* 19 44 163 38 8 2 2 .233 .344 56 Stats for 2 teams
7 James Fremming? -- 14 49 15 3 1 0 .306 .408 20
8 Bill Harnick 23 77 291 87 20 4 12 .299 .519 151
9 Franklin Heller* 19 103 414 117 26 8 9 .283 .449 186
10 Joseph Holtz 24 10 14 3 2 0 0 .214 .357 5
11 Herbert Kam 21 12 46 13 1 1 2 .283 .478 22
12 William Kucker? -- 13 43 2 0 0 0 .047 .047 2
13 Walter Mack 21 19 63 15 3 0 0 .238 .286 18
14 Charles Munger 18 30 60 8 1 0 0 .133 .150 9
15 John Newman 26 63 239 75 14 1 8 .314 .481 115
16 Hank Nowak* 22 49 205 69 12 4 4 .337 .493 101
17 Richard Oppenhammer? -- 94 339 108 15 10 1 .319 .431 146
18 Joseph Ruggerio 22 23 87 20 3 1 0 .230 .287 25
19 Richard Schmidt 22 34 76 12 1 0 1 .158 .211 16 Stats for 2 teams
20 Duane Shaffer* 22 16 30 5 1 0 0 .167 .200 6
21 Frank Smrekar 18 22 46 9 1 1 0 .196 .261 12
22 Charles Wenner? -- 36 151 30 5 4 1 .199 .305 46
22 Players 21.1 103 3534 3534 932 160 58 47 .264 .264 .382 .645 1349
* - 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 Walter Balash 21 6 10 .375 5.08 28 18 156.0 159 120 88 32 1.224 9.2 1.8
2 Cookie Cuccurullo* 22 9 10 .474 3.53 27 19 148.0 153 87 58 82 1.588 9.3 5.0
3 Joseph Holtz 24 4 3 .571 4.50 10 4 44.0 56 27 22 9 1.477 11.5 1.8
4 Sal Maglie 23 3 4 .429 2.73 7 7 56.0 54 22 17 15 1.232 8.7 2.4
5 Charles Munger 18 7 8 .467 5.09 27 16 129.0 178 96 73 30 1.612 12.4 2.1
6 Richard Schmidt 22 11 11 .500 4.70 33 21 180.0 194 125 94 110 1.689 9.7 5.5 Stats for 2 teams
7 Duane Shaffer 22 3 1 .750 5.49 14 7 77.0 100 64 47 57 2.039 11.7 6.7
8 Frank Smrekar 18 5 8 .385 6.03 22 10 106.0 145 92 71 51 1.849 12.3 4.3
8 Players 20.9 48 55 .466 103 103
* - 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
Richard Oppenhammer 81 469 41 18 .966 6.30
James Fremming 14 93 11 6 .945 7.43

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Franklin Heller 103 924 49 28 .972 9.45

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Nicholas Lemone 76 184 236 39 .915 5.53
Walter Mack 14 21 22 3 .935 3.07

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Robert Blanchard 103 126 201 24 .932 3.17

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Meade Coyle 53 92 158 28 .899 4.72
Kenneth Elsie 43 72 127 21 .905 4.63 Stats for 2 teams
Allan Bradley 31 60 91 10 .938 4.87

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Harnick 75 125 11 8 .944 1.81
John Newman 63 83 4 3 .967 1.38
Hank Nowak 45 80 7 12 .879 1.93
Charles Wenner 36 97 5 1 .990 2.83
Joseph Ruggerio 15 19 2 0 1.000 1.40
William Kucker 13 34 3 3 .925 2.85
Herbert Kam 12 17 0 2 .895 1.42

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Richard Schmidt 33 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Walter Balash 28 0.00
Cookie Cuccurullo 27 0.00
Charles Munger 27 0.00
Frank Smrekar 22 0.00
Duane Shaffer 14 0.00
Joseph Holtz 10 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Walter Balash 21 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Dec 1, 1918 Auburn, NY, US
Robert Blanchard 21 L 5' 10.0" 171 1919
Thomas Boeing -- Unknown
Allan Bradley 17 R 6' 0.0" 180 1923
Howard Bunting -- Unknown
Paul Coleman -- Unknown
Meade Coyle 21 5' 10.0" 160 1919
Cookie Cuccurullo 22 L L 5' 10.0" 168 Feb 8, 1918 Asbury Park, NJ, US
Joseph Curran 21 R L 6' 3.0" 178 1919
Kenneth Elsie 19 L 5' 8.0" 155 1921
James Fremming -- Unknown
Bill Harnick 23 R 6' 1.0" 195 1917
Franklin Heller 19 L R 6' 0.0" 200 Aug 2, 1920 Buffalo, NY, US
Joseph Holtz 24 R R 5' 10.0" 177 1916
Herbert Kam 21 R 6' 0.0" 185 Aug 18, 1918 Buffalo, NY, US
Edward Klaerner -- Unknown
William Kucker -- Unknown
Swede Larsen 26 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Nov 15, 1913 Jersey City, NJ, US
Nicholas Lemone 26 R 5' 10.0" 180 May 12, 1914
John Long 24 L L 5' 10.0" 175 1916
Walter Mack 21 R 5' 11.0" 165 1919
Sal Maglie 23 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Apr 26, 1917 Niagara Falls, NY, US
William McCarthy -- Unknown
Charles Munger 18 R R 6' 1.0" 172 1922 Warsaw, NY, US
John Newman 26 R 5' 11.0" 200 Dec 20, 1913 Chicago, IL, US
Hank Nowak 22 L 5' 10.0" 165 Dec 11, 1917 Cleveland, OH, US
Richard Oppenhammer -- Unknown
Luke Owen -- Unknown
Richard Ressler 20 Feb 27, 1920
Lewis Rietsch -- Unknown
Joseph Ruggerio 22 R 5' 8.0" 160 1918
Richard Schmidt 22 R R 6' 2.0" 205 1918
Duane Shaffer 22 L R 6' 0.0" 175 1918
Frank Smrekar 18 R R 6' 2.0" 205 1922
Earl Vogt -- Unknown
Douglas Voth 23 S R 6' 1.0" 180 1917
Fred Webber 24 L 5' 11.0" 170 1916
Walter Welaj -- Unknown
Charles Wenner -- Unknown

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