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1955 Denver Bears

1955 > Class AAA > 1955 American Association
Overall: 83-71
Scored 874 runs, Allowed 838 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-74

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Ralph Houk
Represented: Denver, CO
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1954 / 1956

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 Johnny Blanchard* 22 4 7 3 .429
2 Mike Blyzka 26 31 41 36 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 18 .167 .231 .167 .397 6 0 1 2 0
3 Wally Burnette 26 33 93 84 6 14 1 2 1 8 0 5 20 .167 .213 .262 .475 22 2 0 4 0
4 Leon Carter 24 25 101 91 9 23 4 3 2 19 1 5 11 .253 .277 .429 .706 39 3 0 0 5
5 Ed Cereghino 21 4 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
6 Al Cicotte 25 5 4 1 .250
7 Rip Coleman* 23 30 70 57 8 4 1 0 1 1 0 8 28 .070 .209 .140 .349 8 0 2 3 0
8 Sonny Dixon# 30 18 16 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .071 .133 .071 .205 1 0 0 1 0
9 Marion Fricano 31 25 25 18 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 8 .056 .250 .056 .306 1 0 0 1 1 Stats for 2 teams
10 Jim Fridley 30 106 392 344 67 96 14 1 18 69 3 41 60 .279 .360 .483 .842 166 12 4 0 3
11 Charles Garmon 26 29 33 32 2 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 11 .156 .156 .250 .406 8 0 0 1 0
12 Hal Grote 24 7 16 4 .250
13 Woodie Held 23 147 609 537 77 140 30 10 18 87 4 60 103 .261 .337 .454 .792 244 15 5 1 6
14 Whitey Herzog* 23 149 632 515 101 149 24 7 21 98 11 107 118 .289 .412 .485 .897 250 6 4 1 5
15 Ralph Houk 35 15 31 26 1 4 3 0 0 4 0 5 5 .154 .290 .269 .560 7 0 0 0 0
16 Billy Hunter 27 13 49 48 7 16 3 1 0 1 4 1 7 .333 .347 .438 .784 21 0 0 0 0
17 Darrell Johnson 26 152 593 555 56 170 26 4 4 49 3 33 39 .306 .348 .389 .737 216 20 3 1 1
18 James Kite* 23 5 8 1 .125
19 Steve Kraly* 26 28 29 27 7 7 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 .259 .286 .259 .545 7 0 0 1 0
20 Tony Kubek* 19 7 27 8 .296
21 Johnny Kucab 35 45 24 20 5 4 0 1 0 4 0 3 2 .200 .304 .300 .604 6 1 0 1 0
22 Don Larsen 25 23 55 46 10 15 4 0 6 14 0 8 11 .326 .418 .804 1.223 37 0 0 0 1
23 Jim McDonald 28 5 7 1 .143
24 Charles Parsons 23 24 21 17 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 10 .235 .316 .235 .551 4 2 0 2 0
25 Johnny Pesky* 36 66 169 137 32 47 7 2 1 18 2 26 9 .343 .446 .445 .892 61 3 2 1 3
26 Herb Plews* 27 140 624 530 100 160 30 11 0 44 9 87 84 .302 .400 .400 .800 212 7 2 1 4
27 Bobby Richardson 19 119 547 494 99 146 21 12 6 59 7 48 29 .296 .359 .423 .782 209 17 1 4 0
28 Jim Russell* 23 9 11 2 .182
29 Lou Skizas 23 112 426 376 69 131 19 2 21 99 3 37 32 .348 .401 .577 .978 217 9 2 2 9
30 Woody Smith 28 135 559 500 68 132 34 3 10 68 5 48 40 .264 .331 .404 .735 202 12 3 6 2 Stats for 2 teams
31 Marlin Stuart* 36 2 1 1 1.000
32 Ralph Terry 19 16 38 37 1 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 .216 .237 .216 .453 8 2 0 0 0
33 Dick Tettelbach 26 144 634 554 107 171 26 6 16 95 23 71 85 .309 .382 .464 .846 257 11 0 1 8
34 Marv Throneberry* 21 156 649 581 90 160 25 9 36 117 3 60 150 .275 .345 .535 .880 311 7 4 0 4
35 Jack Urban 26 36 59 56 5 8 0 0 0 5 0 2 7 .143 .172 .143 .315 8 2 0 1 0
35 Players 25.0 156 6061 5324 874 1513 244 73 153 805 74 628 877 .284 .360 .444 .804 2362 114 30 32 47 35
* - 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 David Benedict* 25 0 1 .000 3
2 Mike Blyzka 26 9 5 .643 4.99 31 11 2 0 101.0 127 65 56 10 39 0 57 3 0 1 1.644 11.3 0.9 3.5 5.1 1.46
3 Wally Burnette 26 15 12 .556 4.62 33 30 13 3 220.0 239 125 113 27 74 9 130 0 0 2 1.423 9.8 1.1 3.0 5.3 1.76
4 Ed Cereghino 21 0 0 4
5 Al Cicotte 25 0 1 .000 5
6 Rip Coleman* 23 12 8 .600 3.76 30 24 11 0 170.0 149 79 71 16 82 3 133 2 0 6 1.359 7.9 0.8 4.3 7.0 1.62
7 Sonny Dixon 30 3 3 .500 4.19 18 2 1 0 58.0 71 33 27 7 15 2 21 0 0 1 1.483 11.0 1.1 2.3 3.3 1.40
8 Marion Fricano 31 3 5 .375 5.67 23 8 2 2 73.0 93 53 46 12 27 4 33 0 0 2 1.644 11.5 1.5 3.3 4.1 1.22 Stats for 2 teams
9 Charles Garmon 26 5 4 .556 4.45 29 8 3 0 99.0 100 54 49 8 32 3 66 0 0 2 1.333 9.1 0.7 2.9 6.0 2.06
10 James Kite* 23 1 2 .333 5
11 Steve Kraly* 26 5 4 .556 5.21 21 12 2 1 76.0 92 53 44 2 34 2 36 3 0 3 1.658 10.9 0.2 4.0 4.3 1.06
12 Johnny Kucab 35 6 4 .600 2.81 45 0 0 0 77.0 68 35 24 8 23 4 44 2 0 2 1.182 7.9 0.9 2.7 5.1 1.91
13 Don Larsen 25 9 1 .900 3.69 13 13 6 1 100.0 96 49 41 14 43 0 74 0 0 1 1.390 8.6 1.3 3.9 6.7 1.72
14 Jim McDonald 28 1 3 .250 5
15 Charles Parsons 23 1 8 .111 6.21 24 5 1 0 71.0 76 55 49 11 45 3 42 2 1 4 1.704 9.6 1.4 5.7 5.3 0.93
16 Jim Russell* 23 1 3 .250 9
17 Marlin Stuart 36 0 0 2
18 Ralph Terry 19 7 5 .583 5.38 16 16 5 0 97.0 105 70 58 10 50 2 46 1 0 3 1.598 9.7 0.9 4.6 4.3 0.92
19 Jack Urban 26 8 5 .615 4.39 34 18 4 0 160.0 175 94 78 20 85 4 90 3 0 7 1.625 9.8 1.1 4.8 5.1 1.06
19 Players 26.2 83 71 .539 156 156 838
* - 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
Darrell Johnson 152 822 87 12 14 .987 5.98 9
Ralph Houk 10 33 1 3 0 .919 3.40 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Marv Throneberry 156 1334 139 17 146 .989 9.44

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bobby Richardson 113 275 333 15 99 .976 5.38
Herb Plews 43 80 130 11 31 .950 4.88

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Woody Smith 129 140 311 26 32 .945 3.50 Stats for 2 teams
Herb Plews 86 70 169 18 23 .930 2.78
Johnny Pesky 30 22 45 7 2 .905 2.23
Leon Carter 24 25 53 9 4 .897 3.25
Woodie Held 18 16 31 5 4 .904 2.61

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Woodie Held 132 245 413 45 99 .936 4.98
Billy Hunter 12 20 37 1 8 .983 4.75

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Whitey Herzog 148 323 9 4 0 .988 2.24
Dick Tettelbach 144 277 8 10 1 .966 1.98
Lou Skizas 96 164 9 3 2 .983 1.80
Jim Fridley 91 179 4 6 1 .968 2.01

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Johnny Kucab 45 6 13 3 1 .864 0.42
Jack Urban 34 17 35 3 1 .945 1.53
Wally Burnette 33 12 40 1 2 .981 1.58
Mike Blyzka 31 11 9 2 0 .909 0.65
Rip Coleman 30 7 23 3 1 .909 1.00
Charles Garmon 29 5 16 0 3 1.000 0.72
Charles Parsons 24 5 9 1 1 .933 0.58
Marion Fricano 23 11 13 0 2 1.000 1.04 Stats for 2 teams
Steve Kraly 21 4 22 1 2 .963 1.24
Sonny Dixon 18 4 9 0 4 1.000 0.72
Ralph Terry 16 14 16 2 1 .938 1.88
Don Larsen 13 9 14 1 0 .958 1.77
Jim Russell 9 0.00
Al Cicotte 5 0.00
James Kite 5 0.00
Jim McDonald 5 0.00
Ed Cereghino 4 0.00
David Benedict 3 0.00
Marlin Stuart 2 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
David Benedict 25 L L 6' 3.0" 200 1930
Johnny Blanchard 22 L R 6' 1.0" 193 Feb 26, 1933 Minneapolis, MN, US
Mike Blyzka 26 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Dec 25, 1928 Hamtramck, MI, US
Wally Burnette 26 R R 6' 0.0" 178 Jun 20, 1929 Blairs, VA, US
Leon Carter 24 R R 5' 11.0" 180 1931
Ed Cereghino 21 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Nov 24, 1933 San Francisco, CA, US
Al Cicotte 25 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Dec 23, 1929 Melvindale, MI, US
Rip Coleman 23 L L 6' 2.0" 185 Jul 31, 1931 Troy, NY, US
Sonny Dixon 30 S R 6' 2.0" 205 Nov 5, 1924 Charlotte, NC, US
Marion Fricano 31 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Jul 15, 1923 Brant, NY, US
Jim Fridley 30 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Sep 6, 1924 Phillippi, WV, US
Charles Garmon 26 R R 6' 4.0" 205 1929
Hal Grote 24 R 6' 3.0" 205 Sep 25, 1930 Cincinnati, OH, US
Woodie Held 23 R R 5' 10.0" 167 Mar 25, 1932 Sacramento, CA, US
Whitey Herzog 23 L L 5' 11.0" 182 Nov 9, 1931 New Athens, IL, US
Ralph Houk 35 R R 5' 11.0" 193 Aug 9, 1919 Lawrence, KS, US
Billy Hunter 27 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Jun 4, 1928 Punxsutawney, PA, US
Darrell Johnson 26 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Aug 25, 1928 Horace, NE, US
James Kite 23 L L 5' 11.0" 178 1932
Steve Kraly 26 L L 5' 10.0" 152 Apr 18, 1929 Whiting, IN, US
Tony Kubek 19 L R 6' 3.0" 190 Oct 12, 1935 Milwaukee, WI, US
Johnny Kucab 35 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Dec 17, 1919 Olyphant, PA, US
Don Larsen 25 R R 6' 4.0" 215 Aug 7, 1929 Michigan City, IN, US
Jim McDonald 28 R R 5' 10.0" 185 May 17, 1927 Grants Pass, OR, US
Charles Parsons 23 R R 6' 0.0" 200 1932
Johnny Pesky 36 L R 5' 9.0" 168 Feb 27, 1919 Portland, OR, US
Herb Plews 27 L R 5' 11.0" 160 Jun 14, 1928 Helena, MT, US
Bobby Richardson 19 R R 5' 9.0" 170 Aug 19, 1935 Sumter, SC, US
Jim Russell 23 L L 5' 11.0" 175 Dec 25, 1931 Los Angeles, Ca, US
Lou Skizas 23 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Jun 2, 1932 Chicago, IL, US
Woody Smith 28 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Feb 25, 1927 University City, MO, US
Marlin Stuart 36 L R 6' 2.0" 185 Aug 8, 1918 Paragould, AR, US
Ralph Terry 19 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Jan 9, 1936 Big Cabin, OK, US
Dick Tettelbach 26 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Jun 26, 1929 New Haven, CT, US
Marv Throneberry 21 L L 6' 1.0" 190 Sep 2, 1933 Collierville, TN, US
Jack Urban 26 R R 5' 8.0" 155 Dec 5, 1928 Omaha, NE, US

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