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1954 Columbus Red Birds

1954 > Class AAA > 1954 American Association
Overall: 77-76
Scored 696 runs, Allowed 740 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 72-81

Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals-NL
Manager: Johnny Keane
Represented: Columbus, OH
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1953 / 1955

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Herb Adams*26105405370531128302772721.303.349.341.6901268143
2William Allen*241366000000004.
3Ralph Beard251435280200000215.
4Theodore Beck28652.400
5Vern Benson*294618115421375451412342.240.337.422.759650031
6Cloyd Boyer26111110010000004.
7Phil Clark213111.000
8Benjamin Downs*2413546237659104137167317152.277.393.476.8691798546
9Joe Ford23310000.000.0000
10Bill Greason2934706361013170620.159.232.317.549201010
11Dutch Hengeveld25941.250
12Harry Hoitsma26991.111
13Bobo Holloman31110000.000.0000
14Roland Hubbard24620000.000.0000
15James Kirk264636332520020317.
16Fred Koenig336152.133
17Wally Lammers2711430726842668202333453.246.332.291.623783131
18Brooks Lawrence29143431681011028.258.303.387.690121010
19Andy Lee*2188281254346611714031249.260.295.370.665945366
20Ed Lyons3113950843760122265117715739.279.362.437.7991918356
21William McGhee24481.125
22Floyd Melliere291866100000002.
23Stu Miller26224945391102006.
24Herb Moford2545816971310060622.
25Vincent Moreci*243111410019302441501236.300.377.520.897521101
26Mo Mozzali*3115263954388157294117917740.289.373.418.79122718199
27Eddie Phillips#239127124536668443231744.269.321.384.705941333
28Les Pinkham229223421825536192951458.243.288.404.691887011
29Russ Rac24893342814774162125264236.263.363.463.82513010434
30Whitey Ries24112624183005012.333.360.458.818111010
31Pete Riggan*29153329261013026.207.281.345.626100110
32John Romonosky242329277102103014.370.393.519.911140010
33Barney Schultz274135342500010110.
34Hal Smith231104133865113529375031728.350.375.495.87019115154
35Bob Stephenson251385895256512225374985085.232.299.331.63117415284
36Gerry Thomas*2313446141852113147105073449.270.324.409.73317111144
37Alan Willner213103.300
38Mel Wright26284035160001017.
39Jack Yvars21230000.000.0000
39 Players25.71535865507469613512146010064850621784.266.346.391.7381985118318257
* - 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
1William Allen*2402.0006.001011018.023161201580012.11111.
2Ralph Beard2556.4552.6814144294.0863128732442011.2558.
3Theodore Beck28003
4Cloyd Boyer2623.4003.691040039.0411816320202001.5649.
5Phil Clark21003
6Joe Ford23003
7Bill Greason291013.4354.103426101191.01721018722991101071.4198.
8Melvin Greer24003
9Dutch Hengeveld25101.0009
10Harry Hoitsma26201.0009
11Bobo Holloman3101.0001
12Roland Hubbard*24006
13James Kirk*2675.5834.42381120110.01346654844552091.61811.
14Brooks Lawrence2964.6005.5314104083.08657511235531111.4589.
15Floyd Melliere2911.5004.091810033.038241551490021.57610.
16Stu Miller2678.4673.05221661133.0107534514351182011.0687.
17Herb Moford251714.5484.464533144216.0231125107228413111091.4589.
18John Romonosky2433.5006.872191076.08565581550422031.77610.
19Barney Schultz2788.5003.8641700119.09959511249702051.2447.
20Jack Shirley25002
21Mel Wright2688.5003.77281450117.013855491021452031.35910.
22Jack Yvars21002
22 Players26.27776.503153153740
* - 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


Hal Smith9853768176.9736.179
Les Pinkham612631731.9894.597


Mo Mozzali14913379415127.9909.60


Ed Lyons1212583201678.9734.78
Wally Lammers486881720.9553.10
Vern Benson13173016.9793.62


Gerry Thomas1261052382328.9372.72
Wally Lammers48327256.9542.17


Bob Stephenson1372604024585.9364.83
Wally Lammers23435078.9304.04


Benjamin Downs117153970.9591.38
Herb Adams99206640.9812.14
Eddie Phillips871481341.9761.85
Russ Rac811371054.9671.81
Andy Lee79112491.9281.47
Vern Benson32465011.0001.59
Vincent Moreci2755260.9052.11


Herb Moford45103723.9591.04
Barney Schultz4162222.9330.68
James Kirk3821921.9130.55
Bill Greason34161121.9310.79
Mel Wright28101522.9260.89
Stu Miller22122832.9301.82
John Romonosky2131824.9131.00
Floyd Melliere1808011.0000.44
Ralph Beard14629021.0002.50
Brooks Lawrence1461911.9621.79
William Allen100410.8000.40
Cloyd Boyer10110011.0001.10
Dutch Hengeveld90.00
Harry Hoitsma90.00
Roland Hubbard60.00
Theodore Beck30.00
Phil Clark30.00
Joe Ford30.00
Melvin Greer30.00
Jack Shirley20.00
Jack Yvars20.00
Bobo Holloman10.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Herb Adams26LL5' 9.0"160Apr 14, 1928Hollywood, CA, US
William Allen24LL5' 11.0"1801930
Ralph Beard25RR6' 5.0"200Feb 11, 1929Cincinnati, OH, US
Theodore Beck28RR6' 4.0"2001926
Vern Benson29LR5' 10.0"160Sep 19, 1924Granite Quarry, NC, US
Cloyd Boyer26RR6' 1.0"188Sep 1, 1927Alba, MO, US
Phil Clark21RR6' 3.0"210Oct 3, 1932Albany, GA, US
Benjamin Downs24LR6' 2.0"200Aug 13, 1929Highland Park, MI, US
Joe Ford23RR6' 0.0"180Sep 6, 1930Carter, OK, US
Bill Greason29RR5' 10.0"170Sep 3, 1924Atlanta, GA, US
Melvin Greer24RR6' 0.0"185Aug 11, 1929
Dutch Hengeveld25RR6' 2.0"185May 2, 1929Iredell Country, NC, US
Harry Hoitsma26RR6' 3.0"1981928
Bobo Holloman31RR6' 2.0"207Mar 7, 1923Thomaston, GA, US
Roland Hubbard24RL6' 2.0"1851930
James Kirk26RL6' 3.0"2051928
Fred Koenig33RR6' 3.0"200Apr 27, 1921St. Louis, MO, US
Wally Lammers27RR5' 11.0"180Oct 31, 1926Buckley, IL, US
Brooks Lawrence29RR6' 0.0"205Jan 30, 1925Springfield, OH, US
Andy Lee21LR5' 11.0"1751933
Ed Lyons31RR5' 9.0"165May 12, 1923Winston-Salem, NC, US
William McGhee24R6' 0.0"1851930
Floyd Melliere29RR6' 2.0"1901925
Stu Miller26RR5' 11.0"165Dec 26, 1927Northampton, MA, US
Herb Moford25RR6' 1.0"175Aug 6, 1928Brooksville, KY, US
Vincent Moreci24LL5' 10.0"190Oct 11, 1929San Francisco, CA, US
Mo Mozzali31LL5' 10.0"158Dec 12, 1922Louisville, KY, US
Eddie Phillips23SR6' 1.0"180Jul 8, 1930St. Louis, MO, US
Les Pinkham22RR6' 1.0"195Apr 11, 1932Christopher, IL, US
Russ Rac24RR5' 11.0"188Jun 15, 1930Galveston, TX, US
Whitey Ries24RR6' 0.0"185Jul 3, 1929St. Louis, MO, US
Pete Riggan29LR6' 0.0"1961925
John Romonosky24RR6' 2.0"195Jul 7, 1929Harrisburg, IL, US
Barney Schultz27RR6' 2.0"200Aug 15, 1926Beverly, NJ, US
Jack Shirley25RR6' 1.0"1901929
Hal Smith23RR6' 0.0"195Dec 7, 1930West Frankfort, IL, US
Bob Stephenson25RR6' 0.0"165Aug 11, 1928Blair, OK, US
Gerry Thomas23LR6' 0.0"175Oct 21, 1930Elon, VA, US
Alan Willner21RR5' 11.0"1751933
Mel Wright26RR6' 3.0"210May 11, 1928Manila, AR, US
Jack Yvars21RR6' 0.0"1901933

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