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1955 Houston Buffaloes

1955 > Class AA > 1955 Texas League
Overall: 86-75
Scored 739 runs, Allowed 641 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 91-70

Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals-NL
Manager: Mike Ryba
Represented: Houston, TX
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1954 / 1956

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* 27 110 475 428 61 127 13 3 0 36 5 4 37 16 .297 .352 .341 .693 146 0 9 1
2 Jim Atchley 31 33 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
3 Richard Atkinson# 23 6 16 3 .188
4 Ralph Beard 26 19 41 36 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 9 .139 .184 .139 .323 5 0 3 0
5 Bob Boyd* 35 163 728 635 96 197 39 6 15 94 13 7 81 28 .310 .388 .461 .850 293 3 4 5
6 Willard Brown 40 149 589 544 73 164 34 4 19 104 3 2 39 42 .301 .345 .483 .829 263 0 1 5
7 Frank Carswell 35 29 97 79 8 19 4 0 0 11 0 0 10 8 .241 .347 .291 .639 23 4 2 2
8 Sherwin Dixon? 24 162 714 609 112 151 20 3 18 64 40 9 83 104 .248 .343 .379 .723 231 7 12 3
9 Walter Fassler 23 30 90 74 8 10 2 0 0 3 0 1 10 12 .135 .241 .162 .404 12 1 3 2
10 Rogers Fister 21 17 30 28 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 .036 .036 .036 .071 1 0 2 0
11 Al Grandcolas 22 92 359 301 37 75 17 0 5 34 0 4 47 49 .249 .352 .355 .708 107 3 4 4
12 Bill Greason 30 36 104 88 14 26 4 0 3 14 0 2 12 33 .295 .376 .443 .819 39 0 3 1
13 Harry Hoitsma 27 56 26 24 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 .083 .154 .083 .237 2 0 0 0
14 George Lerchen# 32 119 404 333 63 89 21 7 11 52 3 1 60 58 .267 .383 .471 .854 157 4 4 3
15 Bob Mabe 25 34 84 72 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 35 .056 .092 .056 .148 4 0 8 1
16 Fred McAlister 27 92 276 243 28 57 11 0 5 30 3 1 27 34 .235 .316 .342 .658 83 3 1 2
17 Bob O'Neal* 30 93 278 230 21 51 10 0 10 39 1 1 35 22 .222 .338 .396 .734 91 7 3 3 Stats for 3 teams
18 Knowles Piercey* 31 12 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
19 Russ Rac 25 154 626 523 83 163 30 1 21 98 5 1 84 52 .312 .408 .493 .901 258 6 6 7
20 Francisco Ramirez 27 7 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
21 Whitey Ries 25 157 623 549 71 151 25 0 9 58 5 5 64 31 .275 .352 .370 .722 203 4 1 5
22 John Romonosky 25 45 29 29 2 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .276 .276 .414 .690 12 0 0 0
23 Barney Schultz 28 20 49 43 2 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 11 .163 .217 .209 .427 9 0 3 0
24 Isaac Seaone 29 10 14 13 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .231 .286 .231 .516 3 0 0 0
25 Hal Smith 24 139 545 512 58 153 22 7 8 67 7 2 21 32 .299 .330 .416 .746 213 4 5 3
26 Hugh Sooter 28 32 79 69 4 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 17 .101 .162 .116 .278 8 1 5 0
27 Ted Wieand 22 3 4 1 .250
28 Floyd Wooldridge 26 6 14 1 .071
28 Players 28.4 163 6181 5386 739 1435 254 32 117 682 82 42 622 627 .266 .345 .391 .735 2104 116 45 81 47 52
* - 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 Jim Atchley 31 1 2 .333 4.50 33 1 0 0 58.0 74 33 29 5 10 1 29 1 0 1 1.448 11.5 0.8 1.6 4.5 2.90 Stats for 2 teams
2 Richard Atkinson 23 4 2 .667 1.38 6 4 3 0 39.0 42 16 6 5 17 0 12 0 1 0 1.513 9.7 1.2 3.9 2.8 0.71
3 Ralph Beard 26 7 6 .538 2.94 19 15 6 1 107.0 94 45 35 12 43 4 52 4 0 5 1.280 7.9 1.0 3.6 4.4 1.21
4 Rogers Fister 21 4 8 .333 4.50 17 16 2 2 92.0 84 48 46 6 69 1 66 0 1 5 1.663 8.2 0.6 6.8 6.5 0.96
5 Bill Greason 30 17 11 .607 4.16 34 33 17 2 240.0 222 124 111 25 114 4 160 1 0 6 1.400 8.3 0.9 4.3 6.0 1.40
6 Harry Hoitsma 27 13 3 .813 2.64 56 0 0 0 109.0 80 40 32 10 52 4 83 2 0 6 1.211 6.6 0.8 4.3 6.9 1.60
7 Bob Mabe 25 16 10 .615 3.31 34 21 15 7 215.0 204 91 79 15 95 13 121 2 0 4 1.391 8.5 0.6 4.0 5.1 1.27
8 Clarence Peerenboom* 25 0 0 2
9 Knowles Piercey* 31 0 2 .000 12
10 Francisco Ramirez 27 0 1 .000 7
11 John Romonosky 25 4 6 .400 3.24 41 4 0 0 125.0 97 49 45 4 85 7 84 4 0 4 1.456 7.0 0.3 6.1 6.0 0.99
12 Mike Ryba 52 0 0 1
13 Barney Schultz 28 5 7 .417 3.46 19 18 7 2 125.0 106 52 48 11 48 6 111 1 0 2 1.232 7.6 0.8 3.5 8.0 2.31
14 Hugh Sooter 28 11 14 .440 3.56 32 30 13 4 215.0 203 102 85 22 71 4 87 9 0 5 1.274 8.5 0.9 3.0 3.6 1.23
15 Ted Wieand 22 1 1 .500 3
16 Floyd Wooldridge 26 3 2 .600 2.70 6 5 3 1 40.0 24 15 12 2 17 3 19 0 0 2 1.025 5.4 0.4 3.8 4.3 1.12
16 Players 27.0 86 75 .534 3.54 163 163 96 67 20 1404.0 1305 641 552 124 640 45 847 31 2 38 1.385 8.4 0.8 4.1 5.4 1.32
* - 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 134 761 78 7 13 .992 6.26 5
Bob O'Neal 52 272 33 8 5 .974 5.87 2 Stats for 3 teams

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Boyd 163 1415 118 20 130 .987 9.40

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Sherwin Dixon 162 385 458 23 98 .973 5.20

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Whitey Ries 157 156 321 28 32 .945 3.04

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Al Grandcolas 86 159 218 23 53 .943 4.38
Fred McAlister 56 83 144 7 24 .970 4.05
Walter Fassler 27 47 53 3 6 .971 3.70

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Russ Rac 121 227 16 4 2 .984 2.01
George Lerchen 30 46 0 3 0 .939 1.53
Frank Carswell 21 38 0 3 0 .927 1.81

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Herb Adams 110 237 8 2 1 .992 2.23
George Lerchen 53 100 5 1 0 .991 1.98
Russ Rac 11 20 2 0 0 1.000 2.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Willard Brown 135 197 14 4 4 .981 1.56
Russ Rac 20 21 1 2 0 .917 1.10

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Harry Hoitsma 56 5 17 1 2 .957 0.39
John Romonosky 41 7 18 0 2 1.000 0.61
Bill Greason 34 14 42 3 3 .949 1.65
Bob Mabe 34 22 33 1 1 .982 1.62
Jim Atchley 33 1 10 0 0 1.000 0.33 Stats for 2 teams
Hugh Sooter 32 8 42 2 4 .962 1.56
Ralph Beard 19 8 26 2 2 .944 1.79
Barney Schultz 19 8 25 0 4 1.000 1.74
Rogers Fister 17 6 14 2 0 .909 1.18
Knowles Piercey 12 2 6 0 1 1.000 0.67
Francisco Ramirez 7 0.00
Richard Atkinson 6 0.00
Floyd Wooldridge 6 0.00
Ted Wieand 3 0.00
Clarence Peerenboom 2 0.00
Mike Ryba 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Herb Adams 27 L L 5' 9.0" 160 Apr 14, 1928 Hollywood, CA, US
Jim Atchley 31 R R 6' 2.0" 170 Aug 8, 1923 Battle Creek, MI, US
Richard Atkinson 23 S R 6' 2.0" 175 1932
Ralph Beard 26 R R 6' 5.0" 200 Feb 11, 1929 Cincinnati, OH, US
Bob Boyd 35 L L 5' 10.0" 170 Oct 1, 1919 Potts Camp, MS, US
Willard Brown 40 R R 5' 11.0" 200 Jun 26, 1915 Shreveport, LA, US
Frank Carswell 35 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Nov 6, 1919 Palestine, TX, US
Sherwin Dixon 24 R 6' 0.0" 170 Nov 4, 1930 Lynchburg, VA, US
Walter Fassler 23 R 5' 10.0" 165 1932
Rogers Fister 21 R R 6' 5.0" 185 1934
Al Grandcolas 22 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Dec 14, 1932 Belleville, IL, US
Bill Greason 30 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Sep 3, 1924 Atlanta, GA, US
Harry Hoitsma 27 R R 6' 3.0" 198 1928
George Lerchen 32 S R 5' 11.0" 175 Dec 1, 1922 Detroit, MI, US
Bob Mabe 25 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Oct 8, 1929 Danville, VA, US
Fred McAlister 27 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 1, 1928 Lynchburg, VA, US
Bob O'Neal 30 L 6' 0.0" 204 1925 Cutler, IL, US
Clarence Peerenboom 25 L L 6' 2.0" 190 1930
Knowles Piercey 31 L L 6' 2.0" 180 Jan 31, 1924 Salt Lake City, UT, US
Russ Rac 25 R R 5' 11.0" 188 Jun 15, 1930 Galveston, TX, US
Francisco Ramirez 27 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Mar 9, 1928 San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi, MX
Whitey Ries 25 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jul 3, 1929 St. Louis, MO, US
John Romonosky 25 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Jul 7, 1929 Harrisburg, IL, US
Mike Ryba 52 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Jun 9, 1903 DeLancey, PA, US
Barney Schultz 28 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Aug 15, 1926 Beverly, NJ, US
Isaac Seaone 29 R 5' 10.0" 180 1926
Hal Smith 24 R R 5' 10.0" 186 Jun 1, 1931 Barling, AR, US
Hugh Sooter 28 R R 5' 9.0" 174 May 30, 1927
Ted Wieand 22 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Apr 4, 1933 Walnutport, PA, US
Floyd Wooldridge 26 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Aug 25, 1928 Jerico Springs, MO, US

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