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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
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 Herb Adams* 26 105 405 370 53 112 8 3 0 27 7 27 21 .303 .349 .341 .690 126 8 1 4 3
2 William Allen* 24 13 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ralph Beard 25 14 35 28 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 15 .071 .133 .071 .205 2 0 0 5 0
4 Theodore Beck 28 6 5 2 .400
5 Vern Benson* 29 46 181 154 21 37 5 4 5 14 1 23 42 .240 .337 .422 .759 65 0 0 3 1
6 Cloyd Boyer 26 11 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .100 .100 .100 .200 1 0 0 1 0
7 Phil Clark 21 3 1 1 1.000
8 Benjamin Downs* 24 135 462 376 59 104 13 7 16 73 1 71 52 .277 .393 .476 .869 179 8 5 4 6
9 Joe Ford 23 3 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
10 Bill Greason 29 34 70 63 6 10 1 3 1 7 0 6 20 .159 .232 .317 .549 20 1 0 1 0
11 Dutch Hengeveld 25 9 4 1 .250
12 Harry Hoitsma 26 9 9 1 .111
13 Bobo Holloman 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
14 Roland Hubbard 24 6 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
15 James Kirk 26 46 36 33 2 5 2 0 0 2 0 3 17 .152 .222 .212 .434 7 0 0 0 0
16 Fred Koenig 33 6 15 2 .133
17 Wally Lammers 27 114 307 268 42 66 8 2 0 23 3 34 53 .246 .332 .291 .623 78 3 1 3 1
18 Brooks Lawrence 29 14 34 31 6 8 1 0 1 1 0 2 8 .258 .303 .387 .690 12 1 0 1 0
19 Andy Lee* 21 88 281 254 34 66 11 7 1 40 3 12 49 .260 .295 .370 .665 94 5 3 6 6
20 Ed Lyons 31 139 508 437 60 122 26 5 11 77 1 57 39 .279 .362 .437 .799 191 8 3 5 6
21 William McGhee 24 4 8 1 .125
22 Floyd Melliere 29 18 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0
23 Stu Miller 26 22 49 45 3 9 1 1 0 2 0 0 6 .200 .200 .267 .467 12 1 0 4 0
24 Herb Moford 25 45 81 69 7 13 1 0 0 6 0 6 22 .188 .250 .203 .453 14 0 0 5 1
25 Vincent Moreci* 24 31 114 100 19 30 2 4 4 15 0 12 36 .300 .377 .520 .897 52 1 1 0 1
26 Mo Mozzali* 31 152 639 543 88 157 29 4 11 79 1 77 40 .289 .373 .418 .791 227 18 1 9 9
27 Eddie Phillips# 23 91 271 245 36 66 8 4 4 32 3 17 44 .269 .321 .384 .705 94 1 3 3 3
28 Les Pinkham 22 92 234 218 25 53 6 1 9 29 5 14 58 .243 .288 .404 .691 88 7 0 1 1
29 Russ Rac 24 89 334 281 47 74 16 2 12 52 6 42 36 .263 .363 .463 .825 130 10 4 3 4
30 Whitey Ries 24 11 26 24 1 8 3 0 0 5 0 1 2 .333 .360 .458 .818 11 1 0 1 0
31 Pete Riggan* 29 15 33 29 2 6 1 0 1 3 0 2 6 .207 .281 .345 .626 10 0 1 1 0
32 John Romonosky 24 23 29 27 7 10 2 1 0 3 0 1 4 .370 .393 .519 .911 14 0 0 1 0
33 Barney Schultz 27 41 35 34 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 10 .147 .171 .147 .318 5 0 0 0 0
34 Hal Smith 23 110 413 386 51 135 29 3 7 50 3 17 28 .350 .375 .495 .870 191 15 1 5 4
35 Bob Stephenson 25 138 589 525 65 122 25 3 7 49 8 50 85 .232 .299 .331 .631 174 15 2 8 4
36 Gerry Thomas* 23 134 461 418 52 113 14 7 10 50 7 34 49 .270 .324 .409 .733 171 11 1 4 4
37 Alan Willner 21 3 10 3 .300
38 Mel Wright 26 28 40 35 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 .171 .194 .171 .366 6 2 0 4 0
39 Jack Yvars 21 2 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
39 Players 25.7 153 5865 5074 696 1351 214 60 100 648 50 621 784 .266 .346 .391 .738 1985 118 31 82 57
* - 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 William Allen* 24 0 2 .000 6.00 10 1 1 0 18.0 23 16 12 0 15 8 0 0 1 2.111 11.5 0.0 7.5 4.0 0.53
2 Ralph Beard 25 5 6 .455 2.68 14 14 4 2 94.0 86 31 28 7 32 44 2 0 1 1.255 8.2 0.7 3.1 4.2 1.38
3 Theodore Beck 28 0 0 3
4 Cloyd Boyer 26 2 3 .400 3.69 10 4 0 0 39.0 41 18 16 3 20 20 2 0 0 1.564 9.5 0.7 4.6 4.6 1.00
5 Phil Clark 21 0 0 3
6 Joe Ford 23 0 0 3
7 Bill Greason 29 10 13 .435 4.10 34 26 10 1 191.0 172 101 87 22 99 110 1 0 7 1.419 8.1 1.0 4.7 5.2 1.11
8 Melvin Greer 24 0 0 3
9 Dutch Hengeveld 25 1 0 1.000 9
10 Harry Hoitsma 26 2 0 1.000 9
11 Bobo Holloman 31 0 1 .000 1
12 Roland Hubbard* 24 0 0 6
13 James Kirk* 26 7 5 .583 4.42 38 11 2 0 110.0 134 66 54 8 44 55 2 0 9 1.618 11.0 0.7 3.6 4.5 1.25
14 Brooks Lawrence 29 6 4 .600 5.53 14 10 4 0 83.0 86 57 51 12 35 53 1 1 1 1.458 9.3 1.3 3.8 5.7 1.51
15 Floyd Melliere 29 1 1 .500 4.09 18 1 0 0 33.0 38 24 15 5 14 9 0 0 2 1.576 10.4 1.4 3.8 2.5 0.64
16 Stu Miller 26 7 8 .467 3.05 22 16 6 1 133.0 107 53 45 14 35 118 2 0 1 1.068 7.2 0.9 2.4 8.0 3.37
17 Herb Moford 25 17 14 .548 4.46 45 33 14 4 216.0 231 125 107 22 84 131 11 0 9 1.458 9.6 0.9 3.5 5.5 1.56
18 John Romonosky 24 3 3 .500 6.87 21 9 1 0 76.0 85 65 58 15 50 42 2 0 3 1.776 10.1 1.8 5.9 5.0 0.84
19 Barney Schultz 27 8 8 .500 3.86 41 7 0 0 119.0 99 59 51 12 49 70 2 0 5 1.244 7.5 0.9 3.7 5.3 1.43
20 Jack Shirley 25 0 0 2
21 Mel Wright 26 8 8 .500 3.77 28 14 5 0 117.0 138 55 49 10 21 45 2 0 3 1.359 10.6 0.8 1.6 3.5 2.14
22 Jack Yvars 21 0 0 2
22 Players 26.2 77 76 .503 153 153 740
* - 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
Hal Smith 98 537 68 17 6 .973 6.17 9
Les Pinkham 61 263 17 3 1 .989 4.59 7

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mo Mozzali 149 1337 94 15 127 .990 9.60

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ed Lyons 121 258 320 16 78 .973 4.78
Wally Lammers 48 68 81 7 20 .955 3.10
Vern Benson 13 17 30 1 6 .979 3.62

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gerry Thomas 126 105 238 23 28 .937 2.72
Wally Lammers 48 32 72 5 6 .954 2.17

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Stephenson 137 260 402 45 85 .936 4.83
Wally Lammers 23 43 50 7 8 .930 4.04

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Benjamin Downs 117 153 9 7 0 .959 1.38
Herb Adams 99 206 6 4 0 .981 2.14
Eddie Phillips 87 148 13 4 1 .976 1.85
Russ Rac 81 137 10 5 4 .967 1.81
Andy Lee 79 112 4 9 1 .928 1.47
Vern Benson 32 46 5 0 1 1.000 1.59
Vincent Moreci 27 55 2 6 0 .905 2.11

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Herb Moford 45 10 37 2 3 .959 1.04
Barney Schultz 41 6 22 2 2 .933 0.68
James Kirk 38 2 19 2 1 .913 0.55
Bill Greason 34 16 11 2 1 .931 0.79
Mel Wright 28 10 15 2 2 .926 0.89
Stu Miller 22 12 28 3 2 .930 1.82
John Romonosky 21 3 18 2 4 .913 1.00
Floyd Melliere 18 0 8 0 1 1.000 0.44
Ralph Beard 14 6 29 0 2 1.000 2.50
Brooks Lawrence 14 6 19 1 1 .962 1.79
William Allen 10 0 4 1 0 .800 0.40
Cloyd Boyer 10 1 10 0 1 1.000 1.10
Dutch Hengeveld 9 0.00
Harry Hoitsma 9 0.00
Roland Hubbard 6 0.00
Theodore Beck 3 0.00
Phil Clark 3 0.00
Joe Ford 3 0.00
Melvin Greer 3 0.00
Jack Shirley 2 0.00
Jack Yvars 2 0.00
Bobo Holloman 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Herb Adams 26 L L 5' 9.0" 160 Apr 14, 1928 Hollywood, CA, US
William Allen 24 L L 5' 11.0" 180 1930
Ralph Beard 25 R R 6' 5.0" 200 Feb 11, 1929 Cincinnati, OH, US
Theodore Beck 28 R R 6' 4.0" 200 1926
Vern Benson 29 L R 5' 10.0" 160 Sep 19, 1924 Granite Quarry, NC, US
Cloyd Boyer 26 R R 6' 1.0" 188 Sep 1, 1927 Alba, MO, US
Phil Clark 21 R R 6' 3.0" 210 Oct 3, 1932 Albany, GA, US
Benjamin Downs 24 L R 6' 2.0" 200 Aug 13, 1929 Highland Park, MI, US
Joe Ford 23 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Sep 6, 1930 Carter, OK, US
Bill Greason 29 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Sep 3, 1924 Atlanta, GA, US
Melvin Greer 24 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Aug 11, 1929
Dutch Hengeveld 25 R R 6' 2.0" 185 May 2, 1929 Iredell Country, NC, US
Harry Hoitsma 26 R R 6' 3.0" 198 1928
Bobo Holloman 31 R R 6' 2.0" 207 Mar 7, 1923 Thomaston, GA, US
Roland Hubbard 24 R L 6' 2.0" 185 1930
James Kirk 26 R L 6' 3.0" 205 1928
Fred Koenig 33 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Apr 27, 1921 St. Louis, MO, US
Wally Lammers 27 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Oct 31, 1926 Buckley, IL, US
Brooks Lawrence 29 R R 6' 0.0" 205 Jan 30, 1925 Springfield, OH, US
Andy Lee 21 L R 5' 11.0" 175 1933
Ed Lyons 31 R R 5' 9.0" 165 May 12, 1923 Winston-Salem, NC, US
William McGhee 24 R 6' 0.0" 185 1930
Floyd Melliere 29 R R 6' 2.0" 190 1925
Stu Miller 26 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Dec 26, 1927 Northampton, MA, US
Herb Moford 25 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Aug 6, 1928 Brooksville, KY, US
Vincent Moreci 24 L L 5' 10.0" 190 Oct 11, 1929 San Francisco, CA, US
Mo Mozzali 31 L L 5' 10.0" 158 Dec 12, 1922 Louisville, KY, US
Eddie Phillips 23 S R 6' 1.0" 180 Jul 8, 1930 St. Louis, MO, US
Les Pinkham 22 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Apr 11, 1932 Christopher, IL, US
Russ Rac 24 R R 5' 11.0" 188 Jun 15, 1930 Galveston, TX, US
Whitey Ries 24 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jul 3, 1929 St. Louis, MO, US
Pete Riggan 29 L R 6' 0.0" 196 1925
John Romonosky 24 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Jul 7, 1929 Harrisburg, IL, US
Barney Schultz 27 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Aug 15, 1926 Beverly, NJ, US
Jack Shirley 25 R R 6' 1.0" 190 1929
Hal Smith 23 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Dec 7, 1930 West Frankfort, IL, US
Bob Stephenson 25 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Aug 11, 1928 Blair, OK, US
Gerry Thomas 23 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Oct 21, 1930 Elon, VA, US
Alan Willner 21 R R 5' 11.0" 175 1933
Mel Wright 26 R R 6' 3.0" 210 May 11, 1928 Manila, AR, US
Jack Yvars 21 R R 6' 0.0" 190 1933

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