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1952 Buffalo Bisons

1952 > Class AAA > 1952 International League
Overall: 71-83

Affiliation: Detroit Tigers-AL
Manager: Schoolboy Rowe and Jack Tighe
Represented: Buffalo, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1951 / 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 Ralph Atkins* 27 27 109 85 14 21 2 0 2 6 2 23 14 .247 .407 .341 .749 29 0 1
2 John Baumgartner 21 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
3 Babe Birrer 22 34 56 52 5 9 1 0 2 9 0 3 20 .173 .218 .308 .526 16 0 1
4 Frank Bolling 20 44 184 164 18 40 9 1 1 14 1 15 24 .244 .319 .329 .648 54 3 2
5 Hank Borowy 36 30 76 69 2 10 1 1 0 6 0 4 27 .145 .192 .188 .380 13 0 3
6 George Bullard 23 10 18 16 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 5 .250 .333 .313 .646 5 0 0
7 Frank Carswell 32 141 559 511 88 176 34 0 30 101 4 39 34 .344 .396 .587 .983 300 5 4
8 Lawrence Ciesielski 29 102 349 292 25 77 12 0 4 32 2 53 39 .264 .377 .346 .723 101 0 4
9 Eugene Costello 29 18 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
10 Doc Daugherty 24 106 386 351 48 79 16 3 6 33 5 30 51 .225 .288 .339 .627 119 1 4
11 Alex De La Garza 30 7 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
12 Joe Erautt 30 54 197 177 22 50 11 0 2 22 0 16 16 .282 .342 .379 .720 67 0 4
13 Al Federoff 27 91 412 365 55 104 14 5 0 29 8 35 21 .285 .354 .351 .705 128 4 8
14 Paul Foytack 21 21 34 31 3 5 2 0 0 2 1 2 4 .161 .212 .226 .438 7 0 1
15 Alex Garbowski 30 8 17 2 .118
16 Kenneth Humphrey* 27 13 30 29 3 5 1 1 0 3 1 1 1 .172 .200 .276 .476 8 0 0
17 David Jaska 28 76 287 261 25 60 13 0 2 15 5 20 17 .230 .287 .303 .590 79 1 5
18 Ken Johnson* 29 16 26 25 3 7 2 1 0 8 1 1 4 .280 .308 .440 .748 11 0 0
19 Milt Jordan 25 51 60 52 7 6 1 1 1 5 0 2 21 .115 .164 .231 .394 12 1 5
20 Eddie Kazak 31 38 164 146 26 46 5 0 6 16 0 16 9 .315 .387 .473 .859 69 1 1
21 George Lerchen# 29 63 184 159 21 34 7 3 4 24 0 23 40 .214 .313 .371 .684 59 0 2
22 Dick Littlefield* 26 3 6 1 .167
23 Lynn Lovenguth* 29 46 78 66 9 16 1 0 0 4 0 12 10 .242 .359 .258 .617 17 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
24 Don Lund 29 138 516 441 83 133 32 3 16 80 6 70 35 .302 .400 .497 .896 219 2 3
25 Dick Marlowe 23 36 52 51 1 11 2 0 0 2 0 0 13 .216 .216 .255 .471 13 0 1
26 Bob Mavis* 34 84 272 241 20 58 7 1 5 29 3 26 11 .241 .317 .340 .657 82 1 4
27 Wayne McLeland 27 26 49 48 3 7 0 0 0 3 0 1 25 .146 .163 .146 .309 7 0 0
28 Al McNeilance 24 4 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
29 Mike Mordarski 27 30 71 59 6 10 2 0 0 8 0 11 15 .169 .300 .203 .503 12 0 1
30 Bubba Phillips 24 118 495 454 73 132 19 2 14 49 14 30 35 .291 .337 .434 .771 197 2 9
31 Monk Poole 29 48 16 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .143 .200 .143 .343 2 0 1
32 Russ Sullivan* 29 72 254 208 28 55 15 4 6 38 0 44 14 .264 .395 .462 .857 96 1 1
33 Ben Taylor* 24 14 49 42 5 11 3 1 2 7 0 7 4 .262 .367 .524 .891 22 0 0
34 Bill Tuttle 22 65 247 236 30 69 7 5 3 24 2 11 19 .292 .324 .403 .726 95 0 0
35 Al Yaylian* 28 38 84 71 10 12 1 0 2 11 0 10 15 .169 .272 .268 .539 19 0 3
36 Harvey Zernia* 26 108 456 406 55 110 15 3 7 46 4 39 40 .271 .338 .374 .712 152 2 9
36 Players 27.5 155 5760 5115 688 1352 238 35 115 626 59 544 594 .264 .338 .392 .730 2005 24 77
* - 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 Babe Birrer 22 9 10 .474 3.91 33 18 8 0 152.0 171 81 66 45 58 5 2 2 1.421 10.1 2.7 3.4 1.29
2 Hank Borowy 36 10 12 .455 4.29 30 28 10 1 189.0 227 109 90 61 56 3 1 1 1.524 10.8 2.9 2.7 0.92
3 Eugene Costello 29 1 1 .500 6.86 18 2 0 0 42.0 45 37 32 41 20 3 1 6 2.048 9.6 8.8 4.3 0.49 Stats for 2 teams
4 Paul Foytack 21 4 5 .444 5.07 21 14 2 0 94.0 110 65 53 66 65 1 1 3 1.872 10.5 6.3 6.2 0.98
5 Ken Johnson* 29 3 2 .600 3.38 7 7 1 3 40.0 32 16 15 34 38 0 0 2 1.650 7.2 7.6 8.6 1.12
6 Milt Jordan 25 12 9 .571 3.46 50 8 6 1 169.0 187 80 65 52 59 2 2 2 1.414 10.0 2.8 3.1 1.13
7 Dick Littlefield* 26 1 1 .500 5.40 3 3 0 1 20.0 26 12 12 6 9 1 0 0 1.600 11.7 2.7 4.0 1.50
8 Lynn Lovenguth 29 12 10 .545 3.58 31 21 9 4 166.0 132 82 66 108 65 6 0 6 1.446 7.2 5.9 3.5 0.60 Stats for 2 teams
9 Dick Marlowe 23 10 10 .500 4.01 35 17 7 2 148.0 140 75 66 55 56 1 1 3 1.318 8.5 3.3 3.4 1.02
10 Wayne McLeland 27 6 11 .353 4.25 26 18 5 1 142.0 144 80 67 45 51 1 2 0 1.331 9.1 2.9 3.2 1.13
11 Al McNeilance 24 0 0 7.00 4 0 0 0 9.0 13 8 7 3 3 0 0 0 1.778 13.0 3.0 3.0 1.00
12 Monk Poole 29 0 5 .000 4.06 48 3 1 0 82.0 92 40 37 39 25 2 0 2 1.598 10.1 4.3 2.7 0.64
13 John Weiss 27 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.0 0.0 9.0
14 Al Yaylian* 28 12 11 .522 3.95 28 26 15 1 180.0 193 92 79 61 75 11 1 4 1.411 9.6 3.0 3.8 1.23
14 Players 27.1 71 83 .461 155 155
* - 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
Lawrence Ciesielski 93 340 35 6 9 .984 4.03 7
Joe Erautt 51 243 23 2 6 .993 5.22 3
Mike Mordarski 26 70 5 2 2 .974 2.88 1

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Harvey Zernia 107 932 88 5 87 .995 9.53
Ralph Atkins 27 226 21 4 18 .984 9.15
Don Lund 11 89 4 2 2 .979 8.45
Ben Taylor 11 93 2 3 10 .969 8.64

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Al Federoff 87 212 258 14 56 .971 5.40
Frank Bolling 44 109 140 4 27 .984 5.66
Bob Mavis 26 57 68 1 13 .992 4.81

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
David Jaska 70 82 133 12 10 .947 3.07
Bob Mavis 40 33 65 4 5 .961 2.45
Eddie Kazak 37 41 77 5 9 .959 3.19
Don Lund 10 3 11 6 1 .700 1.40

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Doc Daugherty 97 201 267 28 57 .944 4.82
Bill Tuttle 48 99 123 14 23 .941 4.63

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Frank Carswell 135 205 3 6 1 .972 1.54
Don Lund 123 213 11 9 5 .961 1.82
Bubba Phillips 116 338 23 7 8 .981 3.11
Russ Sullivan 59 111 6 6 0 .951 1.98
George Lerchen 44 75 5 2 0 .976 1.82
Bill Tuttle 16 23 0 1 0 .958 1.44

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Milt Jordan 50 12 38 2 0 .962 1.00
Monk Poole 48 3 14 1 0 .944 0.35
Dick Marlowe 35 9 17 1 0 .963 0.74
Babe Birrer 33 9 26 3 0 .921 1.06
Lynn Lovenguth 31 10 34 1 2 .978 1.42 Stats for 2 teams
Hank Borowy 30 16 36 2 2 .963 1.73
Al Yaylian 28 8 29 2 3 .949 1.32
Wayne McLeland 26 16 22 5 1 .884 1.46
Paul Foytack 21 5 15 2 2 .909 0.95
Eugene Costello 18 4 2 1 0 .857 0.33 Stats for 2 teams
Ken Johnson 7 0.00
Al McNeilance 4 0.00
Dick Littlefield 3 0.00
John Weiss 2 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Ralph Atkins 27 L L 6' 2.0" 180 Mar 30, 1925 Los Angeles, CA, US
John Baumgartner 21 R R 6' 1.0" 190 May 29, 1931 Birmingham, AL, US
Babe Birrer 22 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Jul 4, 1929 Buffalo, NY, US
Frank Bolling 20 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Nov 16, 1931 Mobile, AL, US
Hank Borowy 36 R R 6' 0.0" 175 May 12, 1916 Bloomfield, NJ, US
George Bullard 23 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Oct 24, 1928 Lynn, MA, US
Frank Carswell 32 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Nov 6, 1919 Palestine, TX, US
Lawrence Ciesielski 29 R 5' 10.0" 190 1923
Eugene Costello 29 R R 6' 2.0" 200 1923 Sprague, WA, US
Doc Daugherty 24 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Oct 12, 1927 Paris, PA, US
Alex De La Garza 30 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Mar 22, 1922 San Antonio, TX, US
Joe Erautt 30 R R 5' 9.0" 175 Sep 1, 1921 Vibank, SK, CA
Al Federoff 27 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Jul 11, 1924 Bairdford, PA, US
Paul Foytack 21 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Nov 16, 1930 Scranton, PA, US
Alex Garbowski 30 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Jun 25, 1922 Yonkers, NY, US
Kenneth Humphrey 27 L 6' 2.0" 190 1925
David Jaska 28 R 5' 10.0" 170 Feb 19, 1924 Detroit, MI, US
Ken Johnson 29 L L 6' 1.0" 185 Jan 14, 1923 Topeka, KS, US
Milt Jordan 25 R R 6' 2.0" 207 May 24, 1927 Mineral Springs, PA, US
Eddie Kazak 31 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Jul 18, 1920 Steubenville, OH, US
George Lerchen 29 S R 5' 11.0" 175 Dec 1, 1922 Detroit, MI, US
Dick Littlefield 26 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Mar 18, 1926 Detroit, MI, US
Lynn Lovenguth 29 L R 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 29, 1922 Camden, NJ, US
Don Lund 29 R R 6' 0.0" 200 May 18, 1923 Detroit, MI, US
Dick Marlowe 23 R R 6' 2.0" 165 Jun 27, 1929 Hickory, NC, US
Bob Mavis 34 L R 5' 7.0" 160 Apr 8, 1918 Milwaukee, WI, US
Wayne McLeland 27 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Aug 29, 1924 Stockport, IA, US
Al McNeilance 24 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Sep 4, 1927 Buffalo, NY, US
Mike Mordarski 27 R 5' 10.0" 190 Jun 2, 1925
Bubba Phillips 24 R R 5' 9.0" 180 Feb 24, 1928 West Point, MS, US
Monk Poole 29 R R 6' 0.0" 210 Oct 3, 1922
Russ Sullivan 29 L R 6' 0.0" 196 Feb 19, 1923 Fredericksburg, VA, US
Ben Taylor 24 L L 6' 0.0" 175 Sep 30, 1927 Metropolis, IL, US
Bill Tuttle 22 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Jul 4, 1929 Elmwood, IL, US
John Weiss 27 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Oct 20, 1924
Al Yaylian 28 L L 5' 8.0" 180 Nov 17, 1923 Fresno, CA, US
Harvey Zernia 26 L 6' 1.0" 175 May 31, 1926 Milwaukee, WI, US

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