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1971 Niagara Falls Pirates

1971 > Class Short-Season A > 1971 New York-Pennsylvania League
Overall: 37-33
Scored 282 runs, Allowed 306 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 32-38

Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates-NL
Manager: Chuck Cottier
Represented: Niagara Falls, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1970 / 1972

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 Gary Abram 19 13 35 30 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 13 .133 .188 .133 .321 4 0 3 0
2 Bradley Albertsen* 19 35 78 61 11 11 0 1 0 2 4 0 12 13 .180 .320 .213 .533 13 1 3 1
3 John Bedard 18 15 29 27 0 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 .296 .321 .296 .618 8 0 1 0
4 Richard Bedard 22 57 188 160 19 32 6 3 1 20 0 0 22 58 .200 .305 .294 .599 47 3 1 2
5 Paul Bostic 22 44 140 122 19 22 4 0 2 13 0 0 13 39 .180 .266 .262 .528 32 2 1 2
6 John Caruso 22 54 172 142 11 21 2 2 1 11 4 2 24 38 .148 .275 .211 .486 30 2 1 3
7 Robert Clites 19 11 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0
8 Terry Collins 22 70 313 265 51 81 12 3 1 26 12 2 36 35 .306 .390 .385 .775 102 3 5 4
9 Lafayette Currence# 19 2 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 2 0 0 0
10 Gary Gandy 19 42 127 111 11 32 3 0 0 9 1 1 14 15 .288 .362 .315 .678 35 0 0 2
11 Jim Johnson 22 56 219 194 26 52 8 2 9 27 2 3 22 52 .268 .352 .469 .821 91 3 0 0
12 Scott Johnson 19 8 18 16 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .250 .333 .250 .583 4 0 0 0
13 Elliott Jones 22 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
14 Alexander Kanoza 23 34 121 106 7 17 1 0 0 10 1 0 14 34 .160 .264 .170 .434 18 1 0 0
15 Ronald Knaub* 18 66 268 239 38 66 10 4 6 42 8 2 25 51 .276 .343 .427 .770 102 1 0 3
16 Matthew Mazza 23 11 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0
17 John Morlan 23 2 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .400 .800 2 0 0 0
18 David Nelson 21 13 27 22 5 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 4 10 .091 .259 .273 .532 6 1 0 0
19 Victor Price 20 8 34 33 2 8 1 0 1 5 0 1 0 8 .242 .242 .364 .606 12 0 1 0
20 Gary Shade* 22 53 187 158 15 44 8 2 0 21 8 2 23 15 .278 .368 .354 .722 56 1 2 3
21 Eddie Sherlin# 20 61 232 204 35 42 4 1 2 11 13 3 25 35 .206 .294 .265 .559 54 1 1 1
22 John Simontacchi* 19 4 12 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .091 .167 .091 .258 1 0 0 0
23 Dennis Slagle 20 12 19 18 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .167 .211 .167 .377 3 0 0 0
24 Fausto Sosa 18 22 84 72 5 15 1 0 0 2 1 1 10 20 .208 .321 .222 .544 16 2 0 0
25 Paul Strauch 22 18 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
26 Richard Swinchock 19 12 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 1 0
27 William Thomas 21 56 219 200 20 46 6 0 7 37 4 1 15 41 .230 .283 .365 .648 73 1 0 3
28 Danny Waelchli 22 16 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0
29 Kenneth Waiss 19 8 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0
30 George Whileyman 21 14 39 33 4 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 10 .242 .342 .303 .645 10 0 1 0
30 Players 20.8 70 2596 2256 282 527 69 18 31 248 59 18 272 520 .234 .319 .321 .640 725 22 21 25 18
* - 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 Gary Abram 19 5 6 .455 4.13 13 13 5 2 0 85.0 84 48 39 5 34 1 79 2 0 7 1.388 8.9 0.5 3.6 8.4 2.32
2 Bradley Albertsen 19 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
3 John Bedard 18 4 6 .400 5.35 14 14 3 2 0 74.0 68 48 44 7 64 1 70 4 1 14 1.784 8.3 0.9 7.8 8.5 1.09
4 Thomas Bell 25 0 1 .000 6.00 2 1 0 0 0 3.0 4 3 2 0 3 0 6 0 0 1 2.333 12.0 0.0 9.0 18.0 2.00
5 John Caruso 22 0 1 .000 36.00 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 5 4 4 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 5.000 45.0 9.0 0.0 36.0
6 Robert Clites 19 0 2 .000 4.00 11 1 0 0 1 18.0 9 9 8 0 17 1 19 1 0 6 1.444 4.5 0.0 8.5 9.5 1.12
7 Lafayette Currence* 19 0 0 4.50 2 1 0 0 0 8.0 5 5 4 1 5 1 19 1 0 4 1.250 5.6 1.1 5.6 21.4 3.80
8 Scott Johnson 19 3 1 .750 2.54 8 8 2 1 0 46.0 33 18 13 2 23 0 38 3 0 1 1.217 6.5 0.4 4.5 7.4 1.65
9 Elliott Jones 22 0 0 1.80 2 1 0 0 0 10.0 9 3 2 0 4 0 8 0 0 0 1.300 8.1 0.0 3.6 7.2 2.00
10 Matthew Mazza 23 1 1 .500 6.75 11 0 0 0 0 12.0 14 14 9 1 16 1 14 0 0 5 2.500 10.5 0.8 12.0 10.5 0.88
11 John Morlan 23 1 1 .500 6.75 2 2 0 0 0 12.0 15 10 9 0 12 1 21 2 1 1 2.250 11.2 0.0 9.0 15.8 1.75
12 David Nelson 21 3 6 .333 3.57 12 10 2 0 0 68.0 73 35 27 4 24 3 58 4 1 4 1.426 9.7 0.5 3.2 7.7 2.42
13 Dennis Slagle 20 4 1 .800 4.21 12 2 2 0 1 47.0 47 27 22 2 24 2 43 1 1 1 1.511 9.0 0.4 4.6 8.2 1.79
14 Paul Strauch 22 4 1 .800 0.36 18 0 0 0 5 25.0 12 5 1 0 9 2 32 1 0 1 0.840 4.3 0.0 3.2 11.5 3.56
15 Richard Swinchock* 19 2 3 .400 3.19 12 3 0 0 2 31.0 22 14 11 1 17 2 39 0 0 0 1.258 6.4 0.3 4.9 11.3 2.29
16 Danny Waelchli 22 3 1 .750 3.41 16 0 0 0 1 37.0 36 17 14 1 21 1 44 2 0 5 1.541 8.8 0.2 5.1 10.7 2.10
17 Kenneth Waiss 19 0 0 4.50 8 2 0 0 1 20.0 29 16 10 2 10 3 16 1 0 0 1.950 13.0 0.9 4.5 7.2 1.60
18 George Whileyman 21 7 2 .778 2.00 13 12 8 2 1 99.0 64 30 22 3 50 0 106 4 1 6 1.152 5.8 0.3 4.5 9.6 2.12
18 Players 20.2 37 33 .529 3.62 70 70 48 22 8 12 599.0 529 306 241 30 333 19 617 26 5 56 1.439 7.9 0.5 5.0 9.3 1.85
* - 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
Paul Bostic 37 310 23 5 2 .985 9.00 6
Alexander Kanoza 33 269 28 10 4 .967 9.00 15
John Simontacchi 3 36 2 2 0 .950 12.67 3
Jim Johnson 1 5 1 0 0 1.000 6.00 1

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ronald Knaub 64 472 36 8 43 .984 7.94
Richard Bedard 5 22 3 1 3 .962 5.00
Bradley Albertsen 3 17 3 2 1 .909 6.67

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Eddie Sherlin 44 106 99 8 23 .962 4.66
Fausto Sosa 20 32 55 6 10 .935 4.35
Richard Bedard 8 9 13 0 2 1.000 2.75
Bradley Albertsen 1 2 2 3 0 .571 4.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Caruso 45 44 50 11 7 .895 2.09
Richard Bedard 18 9 26 10 1 .778 1.94
Eddie Sherlin 9 7 5 2 0 .857 1.33
Gary Gandy 3 2 4 2 0 .750 2.00
Bradley Albertsen 2 0 1 2 1 .333 0.50

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Terry Collins 70 112 179 19 37 .939 4.16

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
William Thomas 55 100 4 4 0 .963 1.89
Jim Johnson 52 60 4 4 1 .941 1.23
Gary Shade 49 66 3 5 1 .932 1.41
Gary Gandy 30 30 2 6 1 .842 1.07
Richard Bedard 23 29 2 1 0 .969 1.35
Bradley Albertsen 14 6 0 1 0 .857 0.43
Victor Price 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 1.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Paul Strauch 18 4 3 0 0 1.000 0.39
Danny Waelchli 16 4 6 0 0 1.000 0.63
John Bedard 14 7 14 4 0 .840 1.50
Gary Abram 13 6 10 2 2 .889 1.23
George Whileyman 13 8 30 3 2 .927 2.92
David Nelson 12 3 12 0 1 1.000 1.25
Dennis Slagle 12 4 5 0 0 1.000 0.75
Richard Swinchock 12 2 4 1 0 .857 0.50
Robert Clites 11 3 3 1 1 .857 0.55
Matthew Mazza 11 0 0 0 0 0.00
Scott Johnson 8 3 7 1 0 .909 1.25
Kenneth Waiss 8 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.25
Thomas Bell 2 0 1 1 0 .500 0.50
Lafayette Currence 2 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50
Elliott Jones 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
John Morlan 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
Bradley Albertsen 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
John Caruso 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Gary Abram 19 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Jun 7, 1952
Bradley Albertsen 19 L R 6' 2.0" 180 1952
John Bedard 18 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Sep 9, 1952
Richard Bedard 22 R R 6' 0.0" 180 1949
Thomas Bell 25 L R 6' 1.0" 165 1946
Paul Bostic 22 R R 6' 2.0" 185 1949
John Caruso 22 R R 5' 9.0" 180 1949
Robert Clites 19 R R 6' 2.0" 183 1952
Terry Collins 22 R R 5' 9.0" 158 May 27, 1949 Midland, MI, US
Lafayette Currence 19 S L 5' 11.0" 175 Dec 3, 1951 Rock Hill, SC, US
Gary Gandy 19 R R 6' 1.0" 185 1952
Jim Johnson 22 R R 5' 11.0" 185 1949
Scott Johnson 19 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Nov 17, 1951
Elliott Jones 22 R R 6' 0.0" 200 1949
Alexander Kanoza 23 R R 5' 11.0" 185 1948
Ronald Knaub 18 L L 6' 2.0" 185 1953
Matthew Mazza 23 R R 6' 0.0" 190 1948
John Morlan 23 R R 6' 0.0" 178 Nov 22, 1947 Columbus, OH, US
David Nelson 21 R R 6' 5.0" 215 Sep 28, 1949
Victor Price 20 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Mar 7, 1951
Gary Shade 22 L R 6' 1.0" 1949
Eddie Sherlin 20 S R 5' 11.0" 160 1951
John Simontacchi 19 L R 6' 2.0" 205 1952
Dennis Slagle 20 R R 6' 2.0" 175 1951
Fausto Sosa 18 R R 5' 8.0" 158 Dec 3, 1952
Paul Strauch 22 R R 6' 3.0" 180 1949
Richard Swinchock 19 R L 6' 0.0" 200 1952
William Thomas 21 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Dec 23, 1949
Danny Waelchli 22 R R 6' 1.0" 190 1949
Kenneth Waiss 19 R R 6' 2.0" 200 1952
George Whileyman 21 R R 6' 4.0" 190 Mar 29, 1950

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