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1950 Louisville Colonels

1950 > Class AAA > 1950 American Association
Overall: 82-71
Scored 717 runs, Allowed 649 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 83-70

Affiliation: Boston Red Sox-AL
Manager: Mike Ryba
Represented: Louisville, KY
Ballpark: Parkway Field  (Louisville, KY)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1949 / 1951

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 Bob Alexander 27 30 73 63 3 8 2 0 0 2 0 3 24 .127 .167 .159 .325 10 3 0 7
2 Bill Boyce 27 20 86 76 12 25 5 2 0 7 2 9 10 .329 .400 .447 .847 34 0 0 1
3 Richard Burgett 29 4 10 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
4 Kenneth Chapman 29 150 633 561 69 150 27 9 8 82 5 63 49 .267 .341 .390 .732 219 11 0 9
5 Hampton Coleman 22 27 23 19 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 .105 .261 .105 .366 2 0 0 0
6 Pete Daley 20 62 218 209 30 55 7 5 4 31 0 5 18 .263 .284 .402 .686 84 4 1 3
7 John Douglas* 32 131 510 468 64 125 12 6 1 36 5 39 55 .267 .325 .325 .650 152 8 1 2
8 Walt Dropo 27 11 53 47 5 12 1 1 2 11 0 5 5 .255 .340 .447 .786 21 3 1 0
9 Salvatore Federico 26 3 3 1 .333
10 Ben Flowers 23 33 17 13 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 .000 .071 .000 .071 0 0 0 3
11 Dick Gernert 21 26 79 73 6 16 1 0 0 3 0 5 11 .219 .269 .233 .502 17 2 0 1
12 Ira Godin 22 7 16 4 .250
13 Jack Griffore 29 22 45 37 4 3 1 0 0 2 0 3 9 .081 .150 .108 .258 4 3 0 5
14 Harley Hisner 23 21 30 28 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 2 9 .214 .267 .214 .481 6 0 0 0
15 Mel Hoderlein# 27 107 429 377 66 110 21 2 5 50 1 41 35 .292 .369 .398 .767 150 2 5 6
16 Earl Johnson* 31 15 39 31 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 13 .065 .171 .065 .236 2 0 0 4
17 Ed Lyons 27 98 372 322 50 93 15 2 3 47 3 48 34 .289 .383 .376 .759 121 7 1 1
18 Babe Martin 30 58 162 152 13 32 6 1 3 13 0 7 18 .211 .259 .322 .582 49 12 3 0 Stats for 2 teams
19 Jim McDonald 23 19 58 47 5 12 0 0 0 7 0 8 11 .255 .375 .255 .630 12 2 1 2
20 Gordie Mueller 27 39 15 14 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 .071 .071 .071 .143 1 0 0 1
21 Willard Nixon* 22 26 60 55 9 19 2 1 0 7 0 4 14 .345 .390 .418 .808 23 1 0 1
22 Tommy O'Brien 31 93 314 274 39 72 7 3 15 49 0 33 37 .263 .353 .474 .827 130 8 5 2
23 Mike Palm 25 14 26 26 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 .077 .077 .077 .154 2 2 0 0
24 Jack Parks* 22 8 14 1 .071
25 Jim Piersall 20 131 570 487 97 124 25 11 3 60 14 72 59 .255 .352 .370 .721 180 10 1 10
26 Al Richter 23 152 589 477 66 120 22 2 1 57 4 100 36 .252 .386 .312 .698 149 16 4 8
27 Jack Robinson 29 24 54 47 6 11 0 0 0 2 0 5 20 .234 .308 .234 .542 11 0 0 2
28 Bob Scherbarth 24 80 288 250 28 61 17 2 0 28 1 29 34 .244 .327 .328 .655 82 11 2 7
29 Jim Suchecki 22 10 22 19 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 8 .158 .200 .158 .358 3 0 0 2
30 George Wilson* 25 126 440 380 68 104 19 2 17 82 2 56 36 .274 .373 .468 .841 178 4 4 0
31 Taffy Wright* 38 134 551 481 72 153 31 4 15 92 2 67 22 .318 .404 .493 .896 237 10 2 1
31 Players 27.1 153 5739 5012 717 1312 219 53 75 670 39 616 620 .262 .346 .372 .718 1862 117 32 79
* - 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 Bob Alexander 27 12 10 .545 3.44 30 26 13 4 186.0 167 80 71 90 73 0 0 4 1.382 8.1 4.4 3.5 0.81
2 Hampton Coleman 22 2 6 .250 4.55 26 3 0 0 83.0 77 43 42 46 45 1 2 2 1.482 8.3 5.0 4.9 0.98
3 Salvatore Federico 26 1 0 1.000 7.50 3 0 12.0 9 10 10 2 10 5 0 0 0 1.583 6.8 1.5 7.5 3.8 0.50
4 Ben Flowers 23 3 4 .429 3.39 33 1 1 0 77.0 68 38 29 46 49 1 0 3 1.481 7.9 5.4 5.7 1.07
5 Ira Godin 22 2 3 .400 3.89 7 1 44.0 46 24 19 6 26 15 0 0 2 1.636 9.4 1.2 5.3 3.1 0.58
6 Jack Griffore 29 6 7 .462 4.09 22 16 7 2 121.0 134 67 55 34 57 1 7 2 1.388 10.0 2.5 4.2 1.68
7 Harley Hisner 23 5 6 .455 4.65 21 12 4 1 91.0 101 55 47 31 42 4 2 2 1.451 10.0 3.1 4.2 1.35
8 Earl Johnson* 31 6 6 .500 2.54 15 13 7 1 92.0 70 31 26 27 45 3 1 4 1.054 6.8 2.6 4.4 1.67
9 Jim McDonald 23 11 4 .733 3.35 18 17 10 3 137.0 117 55 51 50 47 3 0 3 1.219 7.7 3.3 3.1 0.94
10 Gordie Mueller 27 7 4 .636 3.71 39 0 0 0 63.0 54 28 26 35 42 2 1 7 1.413 7.7 5.0 6.0 1.20
11 Willard Nixon 22 11 2 .846 2.69 13 13 11 2 117.0 95 41 35 59 97 1 2 7 1.316 7.3 4.5 7.5 1.64
12 Mike Palm 25 3 7 .300 6.57 14 12 4 0 74.0 85 56 54 48 42 0 5 2 1.797 10.3 5.8 5.1 0.88
13 Jack Robinson 29 8 8 .500 4.93 24 22 6 0 137.0 163 88 75 44 62 2 0 6 1.511 10.7 2.9 4.1 1.41
14 Jim Suchecki 22 4 4 .500 3.41 10 9 5 1 66.0 57 33 25 32 39 0 0 0 1.348 7.8 4.4 5.3 1.22
14 Players 25.6 82 71 .536 153 153 649
* - 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
Bob Scherbarth 74 363 35 11 4 .973 5.38 6
Pete Daley 59 285 29 4 5 .987 5.32 5
Babe Martin 34 144 14 4 0 .975 4.65 3 Stats for 2 teams

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Douglas 124 1021 84 13 101 .988 8.91
Dick Gernert 18 157 8 6 17 .965 9.17
Walt Dropo 11 109 12 0 21 1.000 11.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ed Lyons 83 206 229 24 64 .948 5.24
Mel Hoderlein 73 184 208 12 45 .970 5.37

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Kenneth Chapman 149 170 264 24 27 .948 2.91

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Al Richter 152 277 434 35 88 .953 4.68

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Taffy Wright 129 189 6 2 0 .990 1.51
Jim Piersall 125 369 18 4 5 .990 3.10
George Wilson 101 196 10 5 2 .976 2.04
Tommy O'Brien 81 144 8 4 2 .974 1.88
Bill Boyce 20 60 0 1 0 .984 3.00
Mel Hoderlein 15 33 5 3 0 .927 2.53

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gordie Mueller 39 1 13 0 0 1.000 0.36
Ben Flowers 33 3 15 2 2 .900 0.55
Bob Alexander 30 9 28 2 2 .949 1.23
Hampton Coleman 26 2 9 1 1 .917 0.42
Jack Robinson 24 11 17 2 2 .933 1.17
Jack Griffore 22 8 14 2 1 .917 1.00
Harley Hisner 21 7 16 1 1 .958 1.10
Jim McDonald 18 12 29 2 2 .953 2.28
Earl Johnson 15 4 24 0 2 1.000 1.87
Mike Palm 14 2 13 0 0 1.000 1.07
Willard Nixon 13 8 14 0 1 1.000 1.69
Jim Suchecki 10 2 8 2 0 .833 1.00
Ira Godin 7 0.00
Salvatore Federico 3 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Bob Alexander 27 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Aug 7, 1922 Vancouver, BC, CA
Bill Boyce 27 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Feb 1, 1923 Brighton, MA, US
Richard Burgett 29 R 6' 1.0" 185 1921
Kenneth Chapman 29 R 5' 11.0" 180 Apr 26, 1921
Hampton Coleman 22 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Feb 12, 1928 Red Springs, NC, US
Pete Daley 20 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Jan 14, 1930 Grass Valley, CA, US
John Douglas 32 L L 6' 2.0" 195 Sep 14, 1917 Thayer, WV, US
Walt Dropo 27 R R 6' 5.0" 220 Jan 30, 1923 Moosup, CT, US
Salvatore Federico 26 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Feb 26, 1924
Ben Flowers 23 R R 6' 4.0" 195 Jun 15, 1927 Wilson, NC, US
Dick Gernert 21 R R 6' 3.0" 209 Sep 28, 1928 Reading, PA, US
Ira Godin 22 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Jul 25, 1927 Cleveland, OH, US
Jack Griffore 29 R R 5' 11.0" 195 Mar 28, 1921
Harley Hisner 23 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Nov 6, 1926 Maples, IN, US
Mel Hoderlein 27 S R 5' 10.0" 185 Jun 24, 1923 Mount Carmel, OH, US
Earl Johnson 31 L L 6' 3.0" 190 Apr 2, 1919 Redmond, WA, US
Ed Lyons 27 R R 5' 9.0" 165 May 12, 1923 Winston-Salem, NC, US
Babe Martin 30 R R 5' 11.0" 194 Mar 28, 1920 Seattle, WA, US
Jim McDonald 23 R R 5' 10.0" 185 May 17, 1927 Grants Pass, OR, US
Gordie Mueller 27 R R 6' 4.0" 200 Dec 10, 1922 Timonium, MD, US
Willard Nixon 22 L R 6' 2.0" 195 Jun 17, 1928 Taylorsville, GA, US
Tommy O'Brien 31 R R 5' 11.0" 195 Dec 19, 1918 Anniston, AL, US
Mike Palm 25 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Feb 13, 1925 Boston, MA, US
Jack Parks 22 L R 6' 2.0" 205 Jun 12, 1928 Sayreton, AL, US
Jim Piersall 20 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Nov 14, 1929 Waterbury, CT, US
Al Richter 23 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Feb 7, 1927 Norfolk, VA, US
Jack Robinson 29 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Feb 20, 1921 Orange, NJ, US
Bob Scherbarth 24 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Jan 18, 1926 Milwaukee, WI, US
Jim Suchecki 22 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Aug 25, 1927 Chicago, IL, US
George Wilson 25 L R 6' 1.0" 185 Aug 31, 1924 Cherryville, NC, US
Taffy Wright 38 L R 5' 10.0" 180 Aug 10, 1911 Tabor City, NC, US

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