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1944 Buffalo Bisons

1944 > Class AA > 1944 International League
Overall: 78-76

Affiliation: Detroit Tigers-AL
Manager: Bucky Harris
Represented: Buffalo, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1943 / 1945

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk 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 Red Borom* 28 51 195 166 26 36 1 1 1 9 6 3 26 14 .217 .323 .253 .576 42 0 0 3
2 Ed Butka 28 18 72 71 9 18 1 2 1 16 0 2 0 7 .254 .264 .366 .630 26 4 1 0
3 Thomas Davis 25 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 1 0
4 Otto Denning 31 142 592 527 100 152 34 3 21 99 16 3 65 39 .288 .367 .484 .850 255 19 0 0
5 Zeb Eaton 24 34 70 66 7 16 3 1 5 17 0 0 4 9 .242 .286 .545 .831 36 2 0 0
6 Lewis Fauth 18 15 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 1 0 0 0
7 Bubba Floyd 27 81 311 269 33 69 8 1 0 36 10 2 37 21 .257 .355 .294 .649 79 5 4 1
8 Bob Garbark 34 31 106 93 8 17 1 0 1 12 0 0 12 4 .183 .276 .226 .502 21 1 0 1
9 Bob Gillespie 24 20 52 47 5 7 1 1 0 4 0 0 2 27 .149 .184 .213 .396 10 0 0 3
10 Franklin Heller* 23 85 346 297 41 83 15 2 4 42 2 0 45 16 .279 .376 .384 .760 114 9 1 3
11 Jim Hresko 18 32 33 30 3 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 6 .167 .194 .167 .360 5 0 0 2
12 Edward Kobesky 28 148 625 528 106 173 31 2 26 129 10 1 94 42 .328 .431 .542 .973 286 14 2 1
13 Jim Levey# 37 62 224 200 16 40 5 0 2 27 1 0 18 32 .200 .269 .255 .524 51 4 1 5
14 Bob Maier 28 154 653 588 83 175 22 5 1 78 25 7 51 31 .298 .358 .357 .715 210 18 4 10
15 Carl McNabb 27 111 415 375 49 106 22 1 1 30 3 5 27 26 .283 .334 .355 .689 133 8 2 11
16 Hack Miller 31 25 81 69 3 14 1 1 0 10 0 0 10 2 .203 .304 .246 .550 17 1 0 2
17 Prince Oana 34 82 153 137 17 33 2 1 4 23 1 0 14 12 .241 .311 .358 .669 49 4 0 2
18 Joe Orrell 27 14 37 35 4 8 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 .229 .229 .229 .457 8 1 0 2
19 Dan Radakovich 26 4 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 2 0
20 Mike Roscoe 27 33 88 70 7 11 1 1 0 3 0 0 7 12 .157 .234 .200 .434 14 3 0 11
21 William Schaeffer 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0 0
22 Andy Seminick 23 87 343 297 57 81 8 4 14 50 3 0 40 60 .273 .368 .468 .836 139 9 5 1
23 Mayo Smith* 29 150 660 500 123 170 30 4 8 55 12 5 149 15 .340 .495 .464 .959 232 2 4 7
24 Jackie Sullivan 26 43 152 134 24 35 1 2 0 3 5 3 15 19 .261 .340 .299 .639 40 0 1 2
25 Tommy Thompson* 34 53 131 100 14 21 3 0 1 10 0 0 25 6 .210 .368 .270 .638 27 2 0 6
26 Jack Tising* 40 38 49 46 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 .109 .146 .109 .255 5 2 0 1
27 Al Unser 31 63 240 209 32 46 7 3 8 29 3 1 22 22 .220 .306 .397 .704 83 9 4 5
28 Earl Whitehill* 45 10 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .250 .500 .250 .750 1 0 0 0
29 Walter Wilson* 30 38 99 94 12 24 4 1 0 10 0 0 4 17 .255 .286 .319 .605 30 1 0 1
29 Players 28.6 154 5781 4985 784 1351 201 36 98 704 98 686 464 .271 .362 .385 .747 1918 118 29 81
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 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 H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
1 William Angstadt* 22 0 0 5 10.0 12 4 4 1.600 10.8 3.6 3.6 1.00
2 John Burrows* 30 0 0 5 7.0 10 9 3 2.714 12.9 11.6 3.9 0.33
3 Zeb Eaton 24 3 4 .429 5.62 15 3 0 0 48.0 46 33 30 35 38 6 0 3 1.688 8.6 6.6 7.1 1.09
4 Lewis Fauth 18 1 1 .500 5.90 15 1 0 0 29.0 27 23 19 28 12 0 1 6 1.897 8.4 8.7 3.7 0.43
5 Bob Gillespie 24 8 9 .471 4.26 20 19 9 1 133.0 133 81 63 82 59 4 1 6 1.617 9.0 5.5 4.0 0.72
6 Lowell Hamons? 28 2 2 .500 7 17.0 25 16 3 2.412 13.2 8.5 1.6 0.19
7 Jim Hresko? 18 3 9 .250 6.75 32 14 4 0 96.0 104 81 72 84 28 3 1 9 1.958 9.8 7.9 2.6 0.33
8 Charley Miller 22 0 0 3 12.0 18 4 4 1.833 13.5 3.0 3.0 1.00
9 Prince Oana 34 13 13 .500 3.63 38 28 16 6 211.0 199 100 85 103 112 10 0 2 1.431 8.5 4.4 4.8 1.09
10 Joe Orrell 27 8 1 .889 2.90 14 9 8 0 87.0 73 37 28 24 48 2 0 1 1.115 7.6 2.5 5.0 2.00
11 Mike Roscoe 27 16 10 .615 3.43 30 28 17 3 215.0 217 98 82 66 68 2 0 2 1.316 9.1 2.8 2.8 1.03
12 Joseph Roxbury 31 0 0 3 5.0 8 1 3 1.800 14.4 1.8 5.4 3.00
13 Glenn Thomas -- 0 0 2 1.0 6 0 1 6.000 54.0 0.0 9.0
14 Jack Tising 40 6 10 .375 4.85 38 16 9 2 143.0 180 91 77 44 78 1 0 3 1.566 11.3 2.8 4.9 1.77
15 Earl Whitehill* 45 0 3 .000 4.30 10 2 0 0 23.0 24 15 11 14 9 7 0 1 1.652 9.4 5.5 3.5 0.64
16 Walter Wilson 30 18 14 .563 3.66 36 30 18 3 236.0 251 120 96 82 132 2 2 3 1.411 9.6 3.1 5.0 1.61
16 Players 29.0 78 76 .506 154 154

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Andy Seminick 49 203 34 8 1 .967 4.84 3 26 9 26%
Al Unser 45 165 33 6 1 .971 4.40 5 22 14 39%
Bob Garbark 31 152 17 4 1 .977 5.45 4 21 3 13%
Hack Miller 23 88 10 4 1 .961 4.26 3 13 5 28%
Otto Denning 13 75 8 2 0 .976 6.38 0 9 1 10%

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Franklin Heller 85 714 63 15 57 .981 9.14
Otto Denning 50 439 44 6 40 .988 9.66
Ed Butka 18 151 4 1 18 .994 8.61

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Carl McNabb 109 254 302 14 74 .975 5.10
Jackie Sullivan 29 64 76 8 17 .946 4.83
Jim Levey 28 61 67 9 16 .934 4.57

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Maier 152 151 296 32 31 .933 2.94

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bubba Floyd 79 169 237 21 46 .951 5.14
Red Borom 50 63 126 11 22 .945 3.78
Jim Levey 34 53 56 7 11 .940 3.21

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mayo Smith 149 380 15 8 2 .980 2.65
Edward Kobesky 148 240 10 12 3 .954 1.69
Otto Denning 79 130 7 4 2 .972 1.73
Andy Seminick 37 58 6 1 0 .985 1.73
Tommy Thompson 33 47 1 1 0 .980 1.45
Al Unser 14 23 3 0 1 1.000 1.86

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Prince Oana 38 9 34 7 4 .860 1.13
Jack Tising 38 4 31 4 0 .897 0.92
Walter Wilson 36 7 46 6 2 .898 1.47
Jim Hresko 32 5 16 0 3 1.000 0.66
Mike Roscoe 30 14 43 3 2 .950 1.90
Bob Gillespie 20 9 32 3 0 .932 2.05
Zeb Eaton 15 4 14 1 0 .947 1.20
Lewis Fauth 15 2 2 1 0 .800 0.27
Joe Orrell 14 3 21 2 0 .923 1.71
Earl Whitehill 10 0 6 2 0 .750 0.60
Lowell Hamons 7 0.00
William Angstadt 5 0.00
John Burrows 5 0.00
Charley Miller 3 0.00
Joseph Roxbury 3 0.00
Glenn Thomas 2 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
William Angstadt 22 R L 6' 3.0" 175 Oct 5, 1921 Shillington, PA, US
Red Borom 28 L R 5' 11.0" 180 Oct 30, 1915 Spartanburg, SC, US
John Burrows 30 R L 5' 10.0" 200 Oct 30, 1913 Winnfield, LA, US
Ed Butka 28 R R 6' 3.0" 193 Jan 7, 1916 Canonsburg, PA, US
Thomas Davis 25 R 6' 2.0" 175 1919
Otto Denning 31 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Dec 28, 1912 Hays, KS, US
Zeb Eaton 24 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Feb 2, 1920 Cooleemee, NC, US
Lewis Fauth 18 R R 5' 10.0" 165 1926
Bubba Floyd 27 R R 5' 11.0" 160 Jun 23, 1917 Dallas, TX, US
Bob Garbark 34 R R 5' 11.0" 178 Nov 13, 1909 Houston, TX, US
Bob Gillespie 24 R R 6' 4.0" 187 Oct 8, 1919 Columbus, OH, US
Lowell Hamons 28 R 6' 0.0" 175 1916
Franklin Heller 23 L R 6' 0.0" 200 Aug 2, 1920 Buffalo, NY, US
Jim Hresko 18 R 5' 11.0" 180 Jun 16, 1926 Brownsville, PA, US
Edward Kobesky 28 R R 5' 10.0" 195 Apr 17, 1916 Scranton, PA, US
Jim Levey 37 S R 5' 10.0" 154 Sep 13, 1906 Pittsburgh, PA, US
Bob Maier 28 R R 5' 8.0" 180 Sep 5, 1915 Dunellen, NJ, US
Carl McNabb 27 R R 5' 9.0" 155 Jan 25, 1917 Stevenson, AL, US
Charley Miller 22 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Jan 11, 1922 Keareysville, WV, US
Hack Miller 31 R R 5' 11.0" 215 Feb 13, 1913 Celeste, TX, US
Prince Oana 34 R R 6' 2.0" 193 Jan 22, 1910 Waipahu, HI, US
Joe Orrell 27 R R 6' 4.0" 210 Mar 6, 1917 National City, CA, US
Dan Radakovich 26 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Mar 18, 1918 Chicago, IL, US
Mike Roscoe 27 R R 5' 9.0" 178 1917
Joseph Roxbury 31 L R 5' 11.0" 185 1913
William Schaeffer 20 R 5' 9.0" 170 1924
Andy Seminick 23 R R 5' 11.0" 187 Sep 12, 1920 Pierce, WV, US
Mayo Smith 29 L R 6' 0.0" 183 Jan 17, 1915 New London, MO, US
Jackie Sullivan 26 R R 5' 11.0" 172 Feb 22, 1918 Princeton, TX, US
Glenn Thomas -- R Unknown
Tommy Thompson 34 L R 5' 9.0" 155 May 19, 1910 Elkhart, IL, US
Jack Tising 40 L R 6' 2.0" 180 Oct 9, 1903 High Point, MO, US
Al Unser 31 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Oct 12, 1912 Morrisonville, IL, US
Earl Whitehill 45 L L 5' 9.0" 174 Feb 7, 1899 Cedar Rapids, IA, US
Walter Wilson 30 L R 6' 4.0" 190 Nov 24, 1913 Glenn, GA, US

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