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1956 St. Paul Saints

1956 > Class AAA > 1956 American Association
Overall: 75-78
Scored 744 runs, Allowed 783 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 73-80

Affiliation: Brooklyn Dodgers-NL
Manager: Max Macon and Roy Hartsfield
Represented: St. Paul, MN
Ballpark: Lexington Park (II) (St. Paul, MN)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1955 / 1957

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 Pedro Almenares 23 13 24 22 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 .227 .250 .227 .477 5 1 1 0 1
2 Wade Browning* 34 39 30 29 3 8 2 0 0 1 0 1 6 .276 .300 .345 .645 10 0 0 0 0
3 Johnny Bucha 31 109 382 338 50 96 17 1 13 57 1 35 32 .284 .346 .456 .802 154 11 1 1 7
4 John Ceplo 24 20 9 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .111 .000 .111 0 0 0 0 0
5 Lacey Curry 27 114 435 399 55 122 21 4 4 43 14 26 36 .306 .349 .409 .757 163 8 2 5 3
6 Billy Darden 30 5 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
7 Solly Drake# 25 55 221 195 35 65 13 6 9 27 6 23 26 .333 .400 .600 1.000 117 2 0 1 2
8 Don Eggert 27 101 346 311 35 71 12 4 13 55 1 25 68 .228 .287 .418 .705 130 8 2 5 3 Stats for 2 teams
9 Don Elston 27 45 47 41 4 11 1 0 0 2 0 1 5 .268 .286 .293 .578 12 2 0 5 0
10 John Forizs 24 30 30 25 6 5 1 0 0 1 0 2 8 .200 .259 .240 .499 6 0 0 3 0
11 Granville Gladstone 31 130 447 393 71 109 22 2 12 59 5 48 72 .277 .360 .435 .795 171 10 4 0 2
12 Bert Hamric* 28 117 432 381 58 114 16 6 10 52 10 46 58 .299 .371 .451 .823 172 7 0 1 4
13 Roy Hartsfield 30 140 568 502 66 144 24 3 19 80 4 56 58 .287 .358 .460 .818 231 11 2 4 4
14 Bud Hutson 30 119 411 371 40 92 16 7 17 67 1 29 71 .248 .304 .466 .770 173 4 3 3 5
15 John Jancse 24 33 54 47 6 7 0 1 0 5 0 4 16 .149 .216 .191 .407 9 0 0 3 0
16 Jim Koranda 22 7 18 2 .111
17 Ron Kump* 24 7 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
18 Norm Larker* 25 150 619 534 82 165 34 5 13 77 4 71 32 .309 .394 .464 .859 248 12 7 3 4
19 Ronnie Lee 27 52 37 35 4 11 2 0 1 7 0 1 12 .314 .333 .457 .790 16 0 0 1 0
20 Bob Lillis 26 144 634 590 96 157 33 2 18 65 18 31 48 .266 .300 .420 .721 248 12 1 5 7
21 Frank Marchio 28 14 19 17 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 .118 .211 .118 .328 2 1 0 0 0
22 Ralph Mauriello 21 10 15 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .133 .000 .133 0 0 0 0 0
23 Glenn McMinn 23 38 67 59 9 10 1 0 0 1 0 5 16 .169 .231 .186 .417 11 0 0 2 1
24 Peter Nicolis* 26 5 4 1 .250
25 Lyle Olsen 26 112 439 398 60 110 12 4 5 45 4 33 32 .276 .330 .364 .695 145 11 1 3 4
26 Joe Pignatano 26 81 258 224 37 66 11 1 5 29 13 28 32 .295 .378 .420 .798 94 5 2 4 0
27 Marvin Roberson 23 4 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
28 Miguel Rodriguez 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
29 Frank Scannelli 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
30 Karl Spooner 25 4 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
31 Joe Stanek 24 30 49 45 3 5 1 0 0 5 0 3 13 .111 .167 .133 .300 6 0 0 1 0
32 Chuck Templeton 24 27 46 44 2 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 22 .136 .136 .205 .341 9 0 0 2 0
33 Lee Wheat 26 38 11 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 2 0 0 0
34 Stan Williams 19 26 50 46 3 7 1 0 0 4 0 1 27 .152 .170 .174 .344 8 0 0 3 0
35 Ed Winceniak 27 52 182 161 26 44 9 3 6 27 1 17 24 .273 .344 .478 .823 77 2 1 2 1
35 Players 27.3 153 5693 5089 744 1395 240 46 139 680 82 478 704 .274 .337 .421 .758 2144 105 26 54 46 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 Wade Browning* 34 2 2 .500 4.89 27 3 0 0 57.0 58 35 31 9 32 2 34 0 1 0 1.579 9.2 1.4 5.1 5.4 1.06
2 John Ceplo 24 1 1 .500 4.94 17 0 0 0 31.0 33 24 17 4 16 1 18 1 0 2 1.581 9.6 1.2 4.6 5.2 1.13
3 Billy Darden 30 0 0 4
4 Don Elston 27 7 8 .467 3.75 45 10 1 0 132.0 130 65 55 14 50 8 104 5 0 5 1.364 8.9 1.0 3.4 7.1 2.08
5 John Forizs 24 3 7 .300 6.61 21 13 1 1 83.0 101 71 61 10 59 3 51 2 1 2 1.928 11.0 1.1 6.4 5.5 0.86
6 John Jancse 24 11 8 .579 4.39 31 26 8 1 158.0 173 86 77 18 50 3 61 5 0 4 1.411 9.9 1.0 2.8 3.5 1.22
7 Ron Kump 24 1 0 1.000 6
8 Ronnie Lee* 27 5 9 .357 4.07 50 1 0 0 95.0 92 48 43 12 41 3 43 6 0 6 1.400 8.7 1.1 3.9 4.1 1.05
9 Ralph Mauriello 21 1 1 .500 5.36 10 7 0 0 42.0 43 30 25 5 38 0 31 1 0 3 1.929 9.2 1.1 8.1 6.6 0.82
10 Glenn McMinn 23 14 11 .560 4.31 38 23 9 0 188.0 188 112 90 26 62 4 95 4 0 5 1.330 9.0 1.2 3.0 4.5 1.53
11 Peter Nicolis* 26 0 1 .000 5
12 Marvin Roberson* 23 0 0 3
13 Miguel Rodriguez 23 0 0 1
14 Karl Spooner* 25 0 1 .000 4
15 Joe Stanek 24 9 10 .474 4.20 30 18 3 1 133.0 156 72 62 14 61 2 52 1 1 6 1.632 10.6 0.9 4.1 3.5 0.85
16 Chuck Templeton* 24 6 9 .400 4.33 27 22 4 0 135.0 123 70 65 20 101 2 111 4 1 4 1.659 8.2 1.3 6.7 7.4 1.10
17 Lee Wheat 26 6 3 .667 5.51 38 0 0 0 67.0 73 42 41 8 13 2 29 3 0 1 1.284 9.8 1.1 1.7 3.9 2.23
18 Stan Williams 19 9 7 .563 4.54 24 22 5 2 127.0 124 76 64 14 70 2 95 11 2 7 1.528 8.8 1.0 5.0 6.7 1.36
18 Players 24.7 75 78 .490 4.68 153 153 122 31 5 1302.0 1366 783 677 160 635 36 750 45 7 51 1.537 9.4 1.1 4.4 5.2 1.18
* - 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
Johnny Bucha 91 462 53 7 11 .987 5.66 16
Joe Pignatano 68 380 35 3 9 .993 6.10 7

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Norm Larker 150 1249 97 20 125 .985 8.97

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Roy Hartsfield 110 208 311 15 61 .972 4.72
Lacey Curry 33 71 81 1 27 .993 4.61
Ed Winceniak 21 43 54 3 11 .970 4.62

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Lyle Olsen 99 118 181 10 19 .968 3.02
Don Eggert 55 56 86 10 7 .934 2.58 Stats for 2 teams
Ed Winceniak 24 30 42 3 5 .960 3.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Lillis 144 304 395 27 98 .963 4.85

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Granville Gladstone 116 208 16 8 4 .966 1.93
Bert Hamric 104 188 16 7 1 .967 1.96
Bud Hutson 97 156 5 5 2 .970 1.66
Lacey Curry 67 162 9 5 0 .972 2.55
Solly Drake 51 112 4 6 0 .951 2.27
Don Eggert 35 44 3 2 0 .959 1.34 Stats for 2 teams
Roy Hartsfield 28 42 5 0 1 1.000 1.68
Frank Marchio 13 7 0 0 0 1.000 0.54
Lyle Olsen 11 11 0 1 0 .917 1.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ronnie Lee 50 5 21 1 1 .963 0.52
Don Elston 45 9 22 3 3 .912 0.69
Glenn McMinn 38 8 25 0 0 1.000 0.87
Lee Wheat 38 2 16 0 0 1.000 0.47
John Jancse 31 3 35 0 2 1.000 1.23
Joe Stanek 30 8 19 2 0 .931 0.90
Wade Browning 27 3 9 2 1 .857 0.44
Chuck Templeton 27 6 20 1 1 .963 0.96
Stan Williams 24 6 17 2 3 .920 0.96
John Forizs 21 2 5 1 1 .875 0.33
John Ceplo 17 2 6 0 0 1.000 0.47
Ralph Mauriello 10 1 3 0 1 1.000 0.40
Ron Kump 6 0.00
Peter Nicolis 5 0.00
Billy Darden 4 0.00
Karl Spooner 4 0.00
Marvin Roberson 3 0.00
Miguel Rodriguez 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Pedro Almenares 23 R R 6' 2.0" 185 May 19, 1933 Manzanillo, Granma, CU
Wade Browning 34 L L 6' 0.0" 165 Mar 16, 1922
Johnny Bucha 31 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Jan 22, 1925 Allentown, PA, US
John Ceplo 24 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Mar 20, 1932 Montrose, NY, US
Lacey Curry 27 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Oct 8, 1928 Wichita Falls, TX, US
Billy Darden 30 R R 6' 4.0" 190 1926
Solly Drake 25 S R 6' 0.0" 170 Oct 23, 1930 Little Rock, AR, US
Don Eggert 27 R R 6' 0.0" 177 Aug 2, 1928 Milwaukee, WI, US
Don Elston 27 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Apr 6, 1929 Campbellstown, OH, US
John Forizs 24 R R 5' 8.0" 165 Mar 23, 1932 Bridgeport, CT, US
Granville Gladstone 31 R R 5' 11.0" 172 Jan 26, 1925 Panama Canal Zone, PA
Bert Hamric 28 L R 6' 0.0" 165 Mar 1, 1928 Clarksburg, WV, US
Roy Hartsfield 30 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Oct 25, 1925 Chattahoochee, GA, US
Bud Hutson 30 R 6' 0.0" 185 Feb 6, 1926 Atkins, AR, US
John Jancse 24 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Aug 15, 1931 Slippery Rock, PA, US
Jim Koranda 22 R R 6' 3.0" 205 Jun 3, 1934 Chicago, IL, US
Ron Kump 24 L R 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 25, 1931 Cashtown, PA, US
Norm Larker 25 L L 6' 0.0" 185 Dec 27, 1930 Beaver Meadows, PA, US
Ronnie Lee 27 R L 6' 0.0" 190 1929
Bob Lillis 26 R R 5' 11.0" 160 Jun 2, 1930 Altadena, CA, US
Frank Marchio 28 R 6' 0.0" 190 Nov 16, 1927
Ralph Mauriello 21 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Aug 25, 1934 Brooklyn, NY, US
Glenn McMinn 23 R R 6' 1.0" 165 Mar 11, 1933 Chillicothe, TX, US
Peter Nicolis 26 L L 5' 11.0" 190 1930
Lyle Olsen 26 R 6' 3.0" 200 Nov 13, 1929 Oakland, CA, US
Joe Pignatano 26 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Aug 4, 1929 Brooklyn, NY, US
Marvin Roberson 23 R L 6' 6.0" 200 1933
Miguel Rodriguez 23 R R 6' 0.0" 194 Mar 13, 1933 Weslaco, TX, US
Frank Scannelli 24 R 5' 9.0" 180 1932
Karl Spooner 25 R L 6' 0.0" 185 Jun 23, 1931 Oriskany Falls, NY, US
Joe Stanek 24 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Oct 12, 1931
Chuck Templeton 24 R L 6' 3.0" 210 Jun 1, 1932 Detroit, MI, US
Lee Wheat 26 R R 6' 4.0" 200 Sep 15, 1929 Edwardsville, IL, US
Stan Williams 19 R R 6' 5.0" 230 Sep 14, 1936 Enfield, NH, US
Ed Winceniak 27 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Apr 16, 1929 Chicago, IL, US

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