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1954 Topeka Owls

1954 > Class C > 1954 Western Association
Overall: 87-51
Scored 888 runs, Allowed 667 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-51

Affiliation: Chicago White Sox-AL
Manager: Ira Hutchinson
Represented: Topeka, KS
Ballpark: Owl Ball Park (Topeka, KS)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1953

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 Don Alford? 24 7 16
2 Foy Boyd 21 22 21 4 0 0 2 .190 .476 10
3 Dennis Braziel* 26 116 411 128 32 10 12 .311 .526 216
4 Phillip Brown* 20 33 42 6 1 0 0 .143 .167 7
5 Richard DeLozier 22 22 39 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
6 Lee DeWan* 23 104 331 88 11 7 4 .266 .378 125
7 William Earnhardt 19 2 4
8 Duane Eckert 23 3 10
9 Frank Hamlen 24 23 26 6 1 1 0 .231 .346 9
10 Dave Hill 24 28 64 3 2 0 0 .047 .078 5
11 Ned Johnson 20 138 522 145 21 1 0 .278 .322 168
12 Frank Layana 20 13 29 2 0 1 0 .069 .138 4
13 Darrell Lindley 23 47 167 57 7 3 5 .341 .509 85
14 Robert Lowe 24 32 94 18 5 0 3 .191 .340 32
15 Richard Means* 18 135 517 142 26 7 18 .275 .456 236
16 Robert Melton 22 13 18 3 0 0 0 .167 .167 3
17 Duane Melvin 28 1 1
18 Joseph Mikez 22 2 2
19 Gerald Olesko 21 117 446 116 15 5 4 .260 .343 153
20 Luis Perez 22 35 41 6 1 0 0 .146 .171 7
21 Ray Posipanka 27 138 507 169 34 9 18 .333 .542 275
22 Roger Rada* 25 45 138 40 5 2 0 .290 .355 49
23 Mel Rainey 21 23 60 9 2 1 0 .150 .217 13
24 Charles Schaffernoth 20 129 468 137 26 2 16 .293 .459 215
25 Richard Szymczak* 20 91 301 90 12 3 2 .299 .379 114
26 Mel Thomason? -- 2 1
27 Robert Tritsch* 19 8 8
28 John Trombold* 22 69 253 63 11 7 6 .249 .419 106
29 Harold Wallace 26 3 8
30 Wally Williams 24 14 58 21 3 1 0 .362 .448 26
30 Players 22.1 138 5623 4610 888 1264 217 60 91 761 144 857 762 .274 .385 .407 .792 1874 119 37
* - 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 Don Alford? 24 4 1 .800 7
2 Foy Boyd 21 3 4 .429 6.75 18 7 64.0 65 57 48 9 50 1.797 9.1 1.3 7.0
3 Phillip Brown 20 10 8 .556 4.05 33 7 131.0 126 72 59 10 83 1.595 8.7 0.7 5.7
4 Richard DeLozier 22 10 4 .714 5.66 22 16 105.0 128 80 66 16 52 1.714 11.0 1.4 4.5
5 Frank Hamlen 24 3 3 .500 5.79 20 7 70.0 71 62 45 8 56 1.814 9.1 1.0 7.2
6 Dave Hill 24 14 6 .700 3.50 28 27 208.0 215 102 81 17 72 1.380 9.3 0.7 3.1
7 Robert Lowe 24 21 8 .724 2.84 29 29 247.0 238 95 78 17 57 1.194 8.7 0.6 2.1
8 Frank Lucas 22 0 0 1
9 Luis Perez 22 8 10 .444 4.23 33 14 134.0 151 80 63 12 51 1.507 10.1 0.8 3.4
10 Mel Rainey* 21 13 5 .722 3.02 22 22 161.0 140 70 54 6 88 1.416 7.8 0.3 4.9
11 Norman Tanner 20 0 0 1
12 Mel Thomason? -- 0 0 2
13 Robert Tritsch* 19 1 2 .333 8
13 Players 22.3 87 51 .630 138 138 667
* - 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

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Phillip Brown 33 0.00
Luis Perez 33 0.00
Robert Lowe 29 0.00
Dave Hill 28 0.00
Richard DeLozier 22 0.00
Mel Rainey 22 0.00
Frank Hamlen 20 0.00
Foy Boyd 18 0.00
Robert Tritsch 8 0.00
Don Alford 7 0.00
Mel Thomason 2 0.00
Frank Lucas 1 0.00
Norman Tanner 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Don Alford 24 Sep 18, 1929 Peoria, IL, US
Foy Boyd 21 R R 6' 2.0" 175 1933
Dennis Braziel 26 L 6' 0.0" 185 Feb 21, 1928 Detroit, MI, US
Phillip Brown 20 L R 6' 0.0" 173 1934
Arthur Cicchetti 21 R 5' 9.0" 165 1933
Richard DeLozier 22 R R 6' 5.0" 195 1932
Lee DeWan 23 L 5' 11.0" 175 1931
William Earnhardt 19 R R 5' 10.0" 175 1935
Duane Eckert 23 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Nov 19, 1930 Aberdeen, SD, US
Frank Hamlen 24 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Mar 18, 1930 Salem, MA, US
Dave Hill 24 R R 5' 10.0" 170 1930
Ned Johnson 20 R 5' 10.0" 170 Sep 15, 1933 Dayton, OH, US
Frank Layana 20 R 6' 2.0" 195 1934
Darrell Lindley 23 R 6' 1.0" 190 1931
Robert Lowe 24 R R 6' 1.0" 185 1930
Frank Lucas 22 R R 6' 2.0" 190 1932
Richard Means 18 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Apr 9, 1936
Robert Melton 22 R 5' 10.0" 194 1932
Duane Melvin 28 R R 6' 1.0" 190 May 4, 1926 Topeka, KS, US
Joseph Mikez 22 R R 6' 3.0" 225 1932
Gerald Olesko 21 R 5' 11.0" 164 1933
Luis Perez 22 R R 5' 8.0" 150 1932
Ray Posipanka 27 R 6' 2.0" 188 Mar 16, 1927
Roger Rada 25 L 6' 1.0" 195 1929
Mel Rainey 21 R L 6' 0.0" 170 1933
Charles Schaffernoth 20 R R 6' 1.0" 185 1934
Richard Szymczak 20 L 5' 10.0" 175 1934
Norman Tanner 20 R R 5' 11.0" 170 1934
Mel Thomason -- Unknown
Robert Tritsch 19 L L 6' 1.0" 175 1935
John Trombold 22 L L 6' 1.0" 180 1932
Harold Wallace 26 R 5' 11.0" 190 1928
Wally Williams 24 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Aug 26, 1929 Chicago, IL, US

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