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1944 Kansas City Blues

1944 > Class AA > 1944 American Association
Overall: 41-110
Scored 573 runs, Allowed 923 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 45-106

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Jack Saltzgaver
Represented: Kansas City, MO
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium (Kansas City, MO)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1943 / 1945

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 Charlie Bates 36 13 29 26 1 6 1 1 0 3 0 3 6 .231 .310 .346 .656 9 1 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
2 Charles Biggs 32 98 419 387 48 132 21 5 0 59 11 24 26 .341 .381 .421 .802 163 16 1 7 Stats for 2 teams
3 Joseph Bodner 26 28 102 93 9 22 4 1 0 7 2 6 11 .237 .290 .301 .591 28 2 1 2
4 Charles Carter? -- 2 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
5 Elden Clark? 26 3 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
6 Gene Corbett* 30 103 413 364 39 98 22 4 3 42 4 42 39 .269 .350 .376 .726 137 7 3 4
7 Jerry Crosby# 25 4 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
8 William Davis 28 31 66 57 5 12 0 0 0 4 0 4 21 .211 .262 .211 .473 12 1 0 5
9 Vincent DiBiasi 23 31 74 67 6 12 1 0 0 6 1 4 14 .179 .225 .194 .419 13 5 0 3
10 Ken Gables 25 9 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
11 Charlie Glunt 24 152 643 610 79 187 30 4 3 55 5 23 34 .307 .335 .384 .719 234 8 3 7
12 James Goff* 32 15 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 0 0
13 Roger Grunwald 18 3 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
14 Dick Hearn 26 39 34 31 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 .032 .091 .032 .123 1 2 0 1 Stats for 2 teams
15 Don Hendrickson 30 35 58 50 4 11 2 0 0 2 0 4 11 .220 .278 .260 .538 13 1 0 4 Stats for 2 teams
16 Goldie Holt 42 80 268 239 26 59 6 1 1 22 3 28 22 .247 .326 .293 .619 70 4 0 1
17 Carl Hower 25 13 29 27 2 9 2 0 0 7 0 2 2 .333 .379 .407 .787 11 0 0 0
18 Don Johnson 17 18 52 46 1 7 0 0 0 2 0 2 13 .152 .188 .152 .340 7 0 0 4
19 Tom Jordan 24 66 226 219 27 78 15 3 4 43 0 6 10 .356 .373 .507 .880 111 6 0 1 Stats for 2 teams
20 Bill Kats 29 73 310 271 47 85 8 2 0 10 5 36 32 .314 .396 .358 .754 97 6 1 2
21 Jesse Landrum 31 148 604 562 78 175 22 10 10 82 5 36 33 .311 .357 .440 .797 247 19 4 2
22 Norman McCormick? -- 5 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0 Stats for 2 teams
23 Eugene McCready 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
24 Chris McKenna* 24 21 49 45 1 9 3 0 1 8 0 3 13 .200 .250 .333 .583 15 2 0 1
25 Marvin McNulty* 27 28 75 65 5 13 1 0 0 5 0 8 8 .200 .288 .215 .503 14 2 0 2
26 Richard Morgan 17 41 95 87 10 16 1 1 0 5 0 6 26 .184 .237 .218 .455 19 3 0 2
27 Roy Musser 23 50 201 184 24 48 4 1 1 19 1 13 30 .261 .320 .310 .630 57 3 3 1
28 Robert Musulas 20 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 1
29 Edward Patrow 28 29 101 87 10 21 1 1 0 2 0 14 19 .241 .347 .276 .622 24 4 0 0
30 Fred Pepper 25 42 82 78 8 19 5 0 0 6 0 3 21 .244 .272 .308 .579 24 0 0 1
31 Jack Phillips 25 8 11 2 .182
32 Stan Platek* 26 137 521 455 46 116 15 4 3 63 5 58 44 .255 .340 .325 .666 148 10 1 7
33 Mike Portner 25 49 215 194 27 51 6 2 1 19 7 17 30 .263 .329 .330 .659 64 2 2 2
34 Jim Propst* 16 1 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
35 Jack Rager* 28 5 3 1 .333
36 Eugene Roberts 21 39 129 118 6 15 2 0 0 9 2 10 31 .127 .195 .144 .339 17 0 0 1
37 Jack Saltzgaver* 41 85 266 210 42 73 12 4 1 22 1 53 13 .348 .481 .457 .938 96 4 1 2
38 Edward Scheiwe 24 30 76 70 6 17 3 2 0 8 0 5 9 .243 .293 .343 .636 24 2 0 1 Stats for 2 teams
39 Charles Shanklin 22 18 30 28 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 14 .000 .034 .000 .034 0 0 0 1
40 Walter Sierotko 20 25 62 59 4 11 0 0 0 4 0 3 15 .186 .226 .186 .412 11 2 0 0
41 Elmer Singleton 26 32 60 53 12 11 1 0 0 2 0 4 14 .208 .263 .226 .490 12 0 0 3
42 Hugh Taylor 22 51 166 149 9 33 3 1 0 9 1 16 22 .221 .297 .255 .552 38 6 0 1
43 Ray Uniak* 20 5 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
44 Tom Upton 17 43 154 149 2 18 0 0 0 3 0 3 33 .121 .138 .121 .259 18 1 0 2
45 William Wiley 18 14 13 13 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 .077 .077 .077 .154 1 0 0 0
46 Albert Wittmer 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
47 Roy Zimmerman* 27 47 190 174 19 51 14 2 0 22 3 12 5 .293 .353 .397 .749 69 1 4 0
48 Alex Zych 17 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
48 Players 27.5 153 5582 5056 573 1346 194 46 28 524 51 442 660 .266 .328 .339 .667 1716 110 23 61
* - 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 Maurice Belshe? -- 0 0 2 0 0 1.0 5 11 0 16.000 45.0 99.0 0.0 0.00
2 Charles Carter? -- 1 1 .500 7.20 2 0 0 10.0 12 8 8 11 2 0 0 0 2.300 10.8 9.9 1.8 0.18
3 Elden Clark 26 0 0 3 0 0 5.0 8 3 1 2.200 14.4 5.4 1.8 0.33
4 William Davis 28 6 17 .261 5.55 31 25 5 12 1 175.0 217 132 108 84 53 0 1 2 1.720 11.2 4.3 2.7 0.63
5 Vincent DiBiasi 23 7 18 .280 4.59 29 25 4 15 1 194.0 201 122 99 107 98 0 0 2 1.588 9.3 5.0 4.5 0.92
6 Ken Gables 25 0 3 .000 10.42 9 0 0 19.0 31 29 22 15 11 0 0 0 2.421 14.7 7.1 5.2 0.73
7 James Goff* 32 0 2 .000 5.73 14 0 0 33.0 47 22 21 10 13 0 0 1 1.727 12.8 2.7 3.5 1.30
8 Dick Hearn 26 6 7 .462 7.34 39 10 19 5 0 103.0 123 94 84 75 47 5 0 8 1.922 10.7 6.6 4.1 0.63 Stats for 2 teams
9 Don Hendrickson 30 12 7 .632 2.57 35 11 15 6 2 161.0 160 63 46 40 77 3 0 5 1.242 8.9 2.2 4.3 1.93 Stats for 2 teams
10 Goldie Holt? 42 0 0 1 0 0 5.0 12 1 1 2.600 21.6 1.8 1.8 1.00
11 Don Johnson 17 3 11 .214 4.40 18 18 0 9 0 131.0 147 81 64 53 67 6 2 8 1.527 10.1 3.6 4.6 1.26
12 Donald King* 32 0 0 1 0 0 1.0 6 2 1 8.000 54.0 18.0 9.0 0.50
13 Norman McCormick? -- 0 0 5 0 0 8.0 5 10 2 1.875 5.6 11.2 2.2 0.20 Stats for 2 teams
14 Fred Pepper 25 5 18 .217 5.83 36 26 7 11 2 176.0 215 140 114 100 47 10 0 8 1.790 11.0 5.1 2.4 0.47
15 Jack Phillips 25 1 5 .167 11.57 7 5 0 1 0 28.0 44 47 36 30 10 5 0 4 2.643 14.1 9.6 3.2 0.33
16 Jim Propst* 16 1 0 1.000 1.29 1 1 0 1 0 7.0 4 1 1 3 4 0 0 0 1.000 5.1 3.9 5.1 1.33
17 Jack Rager* 28 0 1 .000 8.31 5 0 0 13.0 23 16 12 6 5 0 0 0 2.231 15.9 4.2 3.5 0.83
18 Charles Shanklin 22 2 10 .167 5.72 18 11 6 7 0 96.0 130 76 61 52 19 3 1 2 1.896 12.2 4.9 1.8 0.37
19 Elmer Singleton 26 7 11 .389 4.38 26 21 5 12 0 150.0 163 87 73 71 63 2 1 8 1.560 9.8 4.3 3.8 0.89
20 Ray Uniak? 20 0 2 .000 4.85 5 0 0 13.0 13 7 7 10 7 0 1 0 1.769 9.0 6.9 4.8 0.70
21 William Wiley* 18 0 2 .000 8.54 14 2 9 1 0 39.0 50 42 37 43 20 0 1 2 2.385 11.5 9.9 4.6 0.47
22 Albert Wittmer 19 0 0 1 0 0 4.0 3 3 2 1.500 6.8 6.8 4.5 0.67
22 Players 25.0 41 110 .272 153 153 923
* - 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
Tom Jordan 57 178 35 8 3 .964 3.74 13 Stats for 2 teams
Hugh Taylor 43 166 27 5 6 .975 4.49 7
Richard Morgan 28 81 7 5 1 .946 3.14 4
Marvin McNulty 19 63 6 1 1 .986 3.63 4
Walter Sierotko 16 61 21 3 2 .965 5.13 2
Charlie Bates 10 31 6 2 2 .949 3.70 0 Stats for 2 teams

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gene Corbett 103 885 78 9 65 .991 9.35
Roy Zimmerman 46 417 48 11 31 .977 10.11

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Charlie Glunt 91 212 254 31 39 .938 5.12
Jack Saltzgaver 47 102 127 3 20 .987 4.87
Charles Biggs 33 70 79 6 10 .961 4.52 Stats for 2 teams

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Charlie Glunt 63 49 132 14 9 .928 2.87
Charles Biggs 38 31 83 8 7 .934 3.00 Stats for 2 teams
Eugene Roberts 35 34 38 14 3 .837 2.06
Edward Patrow 27 16 52 5 4 .932 2.52
Jack Saltzgaver 20 23 21 4 2 .917 2.20
Goldie Holt 10 12 10 3 1 .880 2.20

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mike Portner 46 96 134 16 20 .935 5.00
Tom Upton 43 66 87 10 15 .939 3.56
Charles Biggs 38 65 79 6 15 .960 3.79 Stats for 2 teams
Joseph Bodner 28 37 75 10 12 .918 4.00
Edward Scheiwe 14 9 24 9 5 .786 2.36 Stats for 2 teams

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jesse Landrum 144 260 16 11 3 .962 1.92
Stan Platek 129 219 11 11 2 .954 1.78
Bill Kats 69 182 5 8 0 .959 2.71
Goldie Holt 55 112 8 7 0 .945 2.18
Roy Musser 50 96 5 6 2 .944 2.02
Chris McKenna 11 14 1 1 0 .938 1.36

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dick Hearn 39 7 22 1 0 .967 0.74 Stats for 2 teams
Fred Pepper 36 10 40 4 3 .926 1.39
Don Hendrickson 35 6 34 1 4 .976 1.14 Stats for 2 teams
William Davis 31 11 26 1 1 .974 1.19
Vincent DiBiasi 29 16 52 3 3 .958 2.34
Elmer Singleton 26 16 31 2 0 .959 1.81
Don Johnson 18 4 26 1 2 .968 1.67
Charles Shanklin 18 3 19 1 0 .957 1.22
James Goff 14 1 8 2 1 .818 0.64
William Wiley 14 0 4 3 0 .571 0.29
Ken Gables 9 0.00
Jack Phillips 7 0.00
Norman McCormick 5 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Jack Rager 5 0.00
Ray Uniak 5 0.00
Elden Clark 3 0.00
Maurice Belshe 2 0.00
Charles Carter 2 0.00
Goldie Holt 1 0.00
Donald King 1 0.00
Jim Propst 1 0.00
Albert Wittmer 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Charlie Bates 36 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Sep 17, 1907 Philadelphia, PA, US
Maurice Belshe -- Unknown
Charles Biggs 32 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Apr 14, 1912 Greenbrier, AR, US
Joseph Bodner 26 R 5' 7.0" 170 1918
Charles Carter -- Unknown
Elden Clark 26 R 1918
Gene Corbett 30 L R 6' 1.0" 190 Oct 25, 1913 Winona, MN, US
Jerry Crosby 25 S 5' 11.0" 175 1919
William Davis 28 R R 5' 10.0" 160 1916
Vincent DiBiasi 23 R R 6' 2.0" 192 Sep 24, 1920 Berkeley, CA, US
Ken Gables 25 R R 5' 11.0" 210 Jan 31, 1919 Walnut Grove, MO, US
Charlie Glunt 24 R R 5' 9.0" 160 Jul 4, 1919 Toledo, OH, US
James Goff 32 L L 6' 2.0" 180 1912
Roger Grunwald 18 R R 5' 10.0" 172 1926
Dick Hearn 26 R R 6' 2.0" 185 1918 St. Augustine, FL, US
Don Hendrickson 30 R R 6' 2.0" 204 Jul 14, 1913 Kewanna, IN, US
Goldie Holt 42 R 5' 7.0" 165 Mar 22, 1902 Enloe, TX, US
Carl Hower 25 R 5' 11.0" 185 1919
Don Johnson 17 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Nov 12, 1926 Portland, OR, US
Tom Jordan 24 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Sep 5, 1919 Lawton, OK, US
Bill Kats 29 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Feb 18, 1915 Pocatello, ID, US
Donald King 32 R L 5' 8.0" 150 1912 Page County, IA, US
Jesse Landrum 31 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Jul 31, 1912 Crockett, TX, US
Norman McCormick -- Unknown
Eugene McCready 18 R 5' 9.0" 160 1926
Chris McKenna 24 L 5' 11.0" 190 May 19, 1920
Marvin McNulty 27 L 5' 11.0" 175 1917
Richard Morgan 17 R 6' 2.0" 195 1927
Roy Musser 23 R 5' 10.0" 175 1921
Robert Musulas 20 R 5' 9.0" 170 1924
Edward Patrow 28 R 5' 9.0" 160 1916
Fred Pepper 25 R R 6' 1.0" 180 1919
Jack Phillips 25 R R 6' 1.0" 185 May 24, 1919 St. Louis, MO, US
Stan Platek 26 L 5' 10.0" 170 1918
Mike Portner 25 R 5' 8.0" 165 Sep 6, 1918
Jim Propst 16 L L 5' 10.0" 155 Aug 28, 1927 Kansas City, KS, US
Jack Rager 28 L L 6' 1.0" 195 Nov 16, 1915 Lewistown, PA, US
Eugene Roberts 21 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1923
Jack Saltzgaver 41 L R 5' 11.0" 165 Jan 23, 1903 Croton, IA, US
Edward Scheiwe 24 R 5' 11.0" 175 1920
Charles Shanklin 22 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Sep 3, 1921 Indianapolis, IN, US
Walter Sierotko 20 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Dec 20, 1923 South River, NJ, US
Elmer Singleton 26 R R 6' 2.0" 174 Jun 26, 1918 Ogden, UT, US
Hugh Taylor 22 R 5' 11.0" 170 1922
Ray Uniak 20 L 6' 0.0" 175 Jan 28, 1924 Kansas City, KS, US
Tom Upton 17 R R 6' 0.0" 160 Dec 29, 1926 Esther, MO, US
William Wiley 18 R L 5' 10.0" 179 1926
Albert Wittmer 19 R R 6' 5.0" 210 1925
Roy Zimmerman 27 L L 6' 2.0" 187 Sep 13, 1916 Pine Grove, PA, US
Alex Zych 17 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Sep 12, 1926 Kansas City, KS, US

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