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1956 Buffalo Bisons

1956 > Class AAA > 1956 International League
Overall: 64-87
Scored 598 runs, Allowed 722 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 63-88

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Phil Cavarretta
Represented: Buffalo, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1955 / 1957

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 Johnny Blatnik 35 22 56 49 5 15 6 0 0 2 0 7 12 .306 .393 .429 .821 21 0 0 0
2 Roger Bowman 28 24 46 42 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 14 .048 .087 .048 .135 2 0 0 2
3 Joe Brovia* 34 46 141 122 12 28 7 0 6 28 0 17 23 .230 .326 .434 .761 53 1 0 1
4 George Bullard 27 96 377 322 46 80 12 4 2 17 15 49 45 .248 .348 .329 .677 106 1 3 2
5 Joe Caffie* 25 128 526 482 84 150 16 6 8 46 19 39 53 .311 .364 .419 .783 202 1 4 0
6 Pete Castiglione 35 128 488 445 39 122 20 4 0 33 2 31 33 .274 .322 .337 .659 150 2 7 3
7 Phil Cavarretta* 39 57 84 69 10 18 2 0 1 10 1 14 14 .261 .393 .333 .726 23 1 0 0
8 Jim Clark 28 10 22 21 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .048 .091 .048 .139 1 0 0 0
9 Joe Coleman 33 46 14 14 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 .214 .214 .214 .429 3 0 0 0
10 Billy DeMars 30 104 358 320 26 78 9 0 1 22 2 29 22 .244 .306 .281 .587 90 0 8 1
11 Lawrence Donovan 22 31 65 58 3 7 3 0 0 4 0 2 17 .121 .150 .172 .322 10 0 5 0
12 Karl Drews 36 29 63 55 2 8 0 0 0 9 0 7 22 .145 .242 .145 .387 8 0 1 0
13 Luke Easter* 40 145 593 483 75 148 20 3 35 106 0 105 116 .306 .433 .578 1.011 279 4 0 1
14 Zeb Eaton 36 11 13 13 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 .308 .308 .462 .769 6 0 0 0
15 Bill Froats* 25 37 35 25 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 6 15 .120 .290 .120 .410 3 0 4 0
16 Fred Hahn 27 36 64 55 4 13 1 0 0 5 0 4 17 .236 .288 .255 .543 14 0 5 0
17 Louis Heyman 36 36 104 90 7 14 5 0 4 12 0 13 33 .156 .269 .344 .614 31 1 0 0
18 Milt Jordan 29 2 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
19 Gus Keriazakos 24 14 25 22 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 8 .091 .167 .091 .258 2 0 1 0
20 Peanuts Lowrey 38 117 391 352 41 97 12 1 4 33 0 32 25 .276 .335 .349 .684 123 1 3 3
21 Ed Mierkowicz 32 120 410 357 39 84 16 1 8 47 3 47 48 .235 .327 .353 .680 126 2 3 1 Stats for 3 teams
22 Edgar Moeller 28 3 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
23 Ron Mrozinski 25 3 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
24 Steve Nagy* 37 18 28 24 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 .042 .179 .042 .220 1 0 0 0
25 Harry Nicholas 26 39 43 38 6 5 0 0 0 2 0 3 14 .132 .195 .132 .327 5 0 2 0
26 Lou Ortiz 33 148 599 518 89 140 39 1 25 88 3 73 67 .270 .360 .494 .854 256 1 4 3
27 Mario Picone 29 6 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
28 Bill Serena 31 135 504 419 62 106 16 5 24 73 1 82 75 .253 .378 .487 .865 204 2 1 0
29 Norm Sherry 24 64 208 181 14 39 5 0 2 7 0 21 44 .215 .302 .276 .579 50 2 3 1
30 Victor Stryska* 29 6 1 1 1.000
31 Pat Tomkinson 29 91 262 229 21 45 8 0 2 13 0 29 34 .197 .284 .258 .541 59 0 1 3
32 Clyde Vollmer 34 14 45 43 4 7 1 0 1 4 0 1 10 .163 .200 .256 .456 11 1 0 0
33 John Weiss 31 45 41 37 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 19 .108 .132 .189 .321 7 0 3 0
33 Players 31.9 151 5530 4814 598 1205 196 25 124 560 47 617 803 .250 .336 .379 .715 1823 20 55 24
* - 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 Roger Bowman* 28 8 12 .400 4.29 23 19 8 2 128.0 141 69 61 15 57 66 0 0 6 1.547 9.9 1.1 4.0 4.6 1.16
2 Joe Coleman 33 4 2 .667 4.22 46 0 0 0 79.0 78 47 37 11 52 34 1 0 2 1.646 8.9 1.3 5.9 3.9 0.65
3 Lawrence Donovan 22 11 10 .524 3.67 31 25 12 2 174.0 172 77 71 12 64 70 12 0 1 1.356 8.9 0.6 3.3 3.6 1.09
4 Karl Drews 36 13 11 .542 3.84 29 24 11 3 171.0 186 79 73 17 49 88 11 0 3 1.374 9.8 0.9 2.6 4.6 1.80
5 Zeb Eaton 36 0 0 5
6 Bill Froats* 25 2 8 .200 7.02 37 9 2 1 109.0 133 92 85 13 63 93 8 0 4 1.798 11.0 1.1 5.2 7.7 1.48
7 Fred Hahn* 27 10 11 .476 4.47 36 20 6 0 163.0 166 93 81 20 101 104 7 0 5 1.638 9.2 1.1 5.6 5.7 1.03
8 Milt Jordan 29 0 1 .000 2
9 Gus Keriazakos 24 3 5 .375 4.77 14 11 4 0 66.0 71 41 35 6 35 32 2 0 3 1.606 9.7 0.8 4.8 4.4 0.91
10 Edgar Moeller 28 0 0 3
11 Ron Mrozinski* 25 1 1 .500 3
12 Steve Nagy* 37 3 3 .500 4.37 16 7 3 0 68.0 74 35 33 7 21 18 5 0 0 1.397 9.8 0.9 2.8 2.4 0.86
13 Harry Nicholas 26 5 10 .333 5.52 28 18 5 0 119.0 120 75 73 19 61 94 1 0 5 1.521 9.1 1.4 4.6 7.1 1.54
14 Mario Picone 29 0 0 1
15 Bob Schultz* 32 0 1 .000 2
16 Victor Stryska 29 1 0 1.000 6
17 Junior Walsh 37 0 0 2
18 John Weiss 31 3 12 .200 4.37 45 13 6 0 136.0 156 73 66 9 56 58 3 0 3 1.559 10.3 0.6 3.7 3.8 1.04
18 Players 28.8 64 87 .424 151 151 722
* - 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
Pat Tomkinson 82 372 26 7 4 .983 4.85 7
Norm Sherry 56 244 16 7 3 .974 4.64 2
Louis Heyman 35 154 10 1 0 .994 4.69 1

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Luke Easter 144 1148 113 12 136 .991 8.76
Phil Cavarretta 19 58 4 0 3 1.000 3.26
Ed Mierkowicz 11 92 12 4 6 .963 9.45 Stats for 3 teams

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Lou Ortiz 147 370 365 10 100 .987 5.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Serena 128 136 322 18 36 .962 3.58
Pete Castiglione 27 31 53 3 6 .966 3.11

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Billy DeMars 94 153 244 12 49 .971 4.22
Pete Castiglione 59 87 153 8 35 .968 4.07

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joe Caffie 124 272 8 7 2 .976 2.26
Peanuts Lowrey 94 146 10 1 2 .994 1.66
George Bullard 90 198 11 9 4 .959 2.32
Ed Mierkowicz 90 139 10 2 3 .987 1.66 Stats for 3 teams
Joe Brovia 36 44 5 1 1 .980 1.36
Pete Castiglione 26 40 3 1 0 .977 1.65
Johnny Blatnik 18 21 0 0 0 1.000 1.17
Clyde Vollmer 12 18 3 1 1 .955 1.75

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joe Coleman 46 7 19 2 1 .929 0.57
John Weiss 45 18 22 1 2 .976 0.89
Bill Froats 37 2 13 0 1 1.000 0.41
Fred Hahn 36 13 29 6 1 .875 1.17
Lawrence Donovan 31 17 43 2 1 .968 1.94
Karl Drews 29 10 29 4 1 .907 1.34
Harry Nicholas 28 11 13 0 0 1.000 0.86
Roger Bowman 23 3 21 3 2 .889 1.04
Steve Nagy 16 3 12 0 0 1.000 0.94
Gus Keriazakos 14 2 12 0 1 1.000 1.00
Victor Stryska 6 0.00
Zeb Eaton 5 0.00
Edgar Moeller 3 0.00
Ron Mrozinski 3 0.00
Milt Jordan 2 0.00
Bob Schultz 2 0.00
Junior Walsh 2 0.00
Mario Picone 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Johnny Blatnik 35 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Mar 10, 1921 Bridgeport, OH, US
Roger Bowman 28 R L 6' 0.0" 175 Aug 18, 1927 Amsterdam, NY, US
Joe Brovia 34 L R 6' 3.0" 195 Feb 18, 1922 Davenport, CA, US
George Bullard 27 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Oct 24, 1928 Lynn, MA, US
Joe Caffie 25 L R 5' 10.0" 180 Feb 14, 1931 Ramer, AL, US
Pete Castiglione 35 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Feb 13, 1921 Greenwich, CT, US
Phil Cavarretta 39 L L 5' 11.0" 175 Jul 19, 1916 Chicago, IL, US
Jim Clark 28 R R 5' 9.0" 150 Sep 21, 1927 Baggaley, PA, US
Joe Coleman 33 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Jul 30, 1922 Medford, MA, US
Billy DeMars 30 R R 5' 10.0" 160 Aug 26, 1925 Brooklyn, NY, US
Lawrence Donovan 22 R R 6' 3.0" 200 1934
Karl Drews 36 R R 6' 4.0" 192 Feb 22, 1920 Staten Island, NY, US
Luke Easter 40 L R 6' 4.0" 240 Aug 4, 1915 Jonestown, MS, US
Zeb Eaton 36 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Feb 2, 1920 Cooleemee, NC, US
Bill Froats 25 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Oct 20, 1930 New York, NY, US
Fred Hahn 27 R L 6' 3.0" 174 Feb 16, 1929 Nyack, NY, US
Louis Heyman 36 R R 6' 3.0" 230 Jun 2, 1920 Chicago, IL, US
Milt Jordan 29 R R 6' 2.0" 207 May 24, 1927 Mineral Springs, PA, US
Gus Keriazakos 24 R R 6' 3.0" 187 Jul 28, 1931 West Orange, NJ, US
Peanuts Lowrey 38 R R 5' 8.0" 170 Aug 27, 1917 Culver City, CA, US
Ed Mierkowicz 32 R R 6' 4.0" 205 Mar 6, 1924 Wyandotte, MI, US
Edgar Moeller 28 R R 6' 1.0" 180 1928
Ron Mrozinski 25 R L 5' 11.0" 160 Sep 16, 1930 White Haven, PA, US
Steve Nagy 37 L L 5' 9.0" 174 May 28, 1919 Franklin, NJ, US
Harry Nicholas 26 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Sep 28, 1929 Valley Stream, NY, US
Lou Ortiz 33 R 6' 3.0" 200 May 14, 1923 Albuquerque, NM, US
Mario Picone 29 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Jul 5, 1926 Brooklyn, NY, US
Bob Schultz 32 R L 6' 3.0" 200 Nov 27, 1923 Louisville, KY, US
Bill Serena 31 R R 5' 9.0" 175 Oct 2, 1924 Alameda, CA, US
Norm Sherry 24 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Jul 16, 1931 New York, NY, US
Victor Stryska 29 L R 6' 0.0" 180 1927
Pat Tomkinson 29 R 6' 1.0" 190 Jan 20, 1927
Clyde Vollmer 34 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Sep 24, 1921 Cincinnati, OH, US
Junior Walsh 37 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Mar 7, 1919 Newark, NJ, US
John Weiss 31 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Oct 20, 1924

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