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1968 Syracuse Chiefs

1968 > Class AAA > 1968 International League
Overall: 72-75
Scored 544 runs, Allowed 553 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 72-75

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Gary Blaylock and Frank Verdi
Represented: Syracuse, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1967 / 1969

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 Steve Barber* 30 7 16 15 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 5 .133 .188 .533 .721 8 0 0 0
2 Rich Beck# 28 34 40 35 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 17 .114 .162 .114 .276 4 0 3 0
3 Len Boehmer 27 144 578 518 60 139 24 3 10 75 4 4 50 44 .268 .330 .384 .714 199 0 5 5
4 Bill Burbach 20 27 57 51 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 20 .078 .113 .078 .192 4 0 4 0
5 Robert Cantrell* 24 2 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .286 .571 2 0 0 0
6 Al Closter* 25 24 43 36 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 15 .111 .220 .111 .331 4 0 2 0
7 John Cumberland 21 25 50 37 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 22 .054 .222 .054 .276 2 0 5 0
8 Teddy Dillard 27 10 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .286 .000 .286 0 0 0 0
9 Roger Dutton* 24 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0
10 John Ellis 19 13 49 46 7 16 2 0 1 7 0 0 2 11 .348 .375 .457 .832 21 0 1 0
11 John Fenderson 23 8 18 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .059 .111 .059 .170 1 0 0 0
12 Mike Ferraro 23 118 481 440 58 129 20 2 4 41 1 3 35 59 .293 .345 .375 .720 165 0 6 0
13 Edward Fiskland 22 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 1 0
14 Shaun Fitzmaurice 25 21 61 52 2 9 2 0 0 2 1 0 9 12 .173 .295 .212 .507 11 0 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
15 Matt Galante 24 13 58 50 4 11 0 1 0 2 1 0 6 4 .220 .310 .260 .570 13 1 0 1
16 Gary Girouard 25 48 22 20 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 11 .150 .190 .250 .440 5 0 1 0
17 Bill Heath* 29 44 156 134 13 25 5 0 1 17 3 1 21 8 .187 .295 .246 .541 33 0 0 1
18 Mike Hegan* 25 119 504 424 83 129 15 10 11 39 17 10 78 123 .304 .413 .465 .877 197 1 0 1
19 James Horsford 29 7 14 13 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 .077 .077 .231 .308 3 0 1 0
20 Louis Howell# 24 37 111 101 9 24 4 0 1 12 0 0 10 8 .238 .306 .307 .613 31 0 0 0
21 John Kennedy 27 130 543 471 65 126 21 5 8 57 2 3 57 113 .268 .347 .384 .731 181 4 4 7 Stats for 2 teams
22 John Kindl 26 4 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
23 Ron Klimkowski 24 19 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 1 0
24 Robert Lasko 29 33 58 54 1 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 20 .093 .109 .093 .202 5 0 3 0
25 Jim Lyttle* 22 135 502 445 53 104 16 4 6 53 12 5 50 98 .234 .309 .328 .637 146 0 3 4
26 Joseph Mackey 24 131 449 388 26 66 4 2 3 36 2 6 44 94 .170 .256 .214 .470 83 3 8 6
27 Pete Magrini 26 26 52 48 0 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 39 .083 .102 .125 .227 6 0 3 0
28 Tommie Martz* 26 81 268 236 27 64 10 2 3 30 3 3 26 34 .271 .345 .369 .713 87 2 1 3
29 Dave McDonald* 25 84 269 243 35 61 13 0 5 28 7 6 24 55 .251 .318 .366 .685 89 0 2 0
30 Bill Melton 22 45 162 147 10 41 7 1 5 32 1 0 10 32 .279 .327 .442 .769 65 2 0 3
31 Steven Mezich 22 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
32 Ross Moschitto 23 30 86 81 6 18 4 0 0 3 3 0 4 23 .222 .259 .272 .530 22 0 1 0
33 Cecil Perkins 27 12 10 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .125 .222 .125 .347 1 0 1 0
34 Merritt Ranew* 30 43 120 103 12 21 1 0 1 8 2 0 16 23 .204 .317 .243 .559 25 1 0 0
35 Hal Reniff 29 53 26 22 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 .091 .200 .091 .291 2 0 1 0
36 Ellie Rodriguez 22 45 151 127 18 37 8 1 0 5 2 3 19 16 .291 .396 .370 .766 47 3 2 0
37 Bob Sadowski* 31 8 19 16 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 .250 .368 .250 .618 4 0 0 0
38 Tom Shopay* 23 125 490 458 40 112 20 8 2 35 15 10 21 75 .245 .283 .336 .620 154 5 3 3
39 Hawk Taylor 29 77 278 249 46 72 12 2 17 47 0 0 25 50 .289 .356 .558 .914 139 2 0 2
40 Thad Tillotson 27 39 18 17 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .235 .278 .235 .513 4 0 0 0
41 Steve Whitaker* 25 11 32 31 5 7 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 7 .226 .250 .355 .605 11 0 0 0
41 Players 25.0 147 5368 4763 544 1147 172 39 75 500 75 52 497 1003 .241 .313 .341 .654 1622 20 59 29 48
* - 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 Steve Barber* 30 1 4 .200 3.35 7 7 0 0 43.0 39 22 16 3 17 1 22 1 1 5 1.302 8.2 0.6 3.6 4.6 1.29
2 Rich Beck 28 5 5 .500 4.46 31 16 2 0 107.0 101 59 53 8 66 3 53 0 0 10 1.561 8.5 0.7 5.6 4.5 0.80
3 Bill Burbach 20 9 9 .500 3.60 26 26 5 1 150.0 140 76 60 8 63 1 108 8 1 14 1.353 8.4 0.5 3.8 6.5 1.71
4 Al Closter* 25 7 8 .467 3.10 23 17 8 4 122.0 113 46 42 10 22 3 110 2 0 7 1.107 8.3 0.7 1.6 8.1 5.00
5 John Cumberland* 21 10 7 .588 3.26 25 22 7 4 138.0 136 59 50 6 33 3 81 2 2 2 1.225 8.9 0.4 2.2 5.3 2.45
6 Teddy Dillard 27 1 1 .500 1.38 10 0 0 0 26.0 15 5 4 2 3 0 17 1 0 1 0.692 5.2 0.7 1.0 5.9 5.67
7 Edward Fiskland 22 0 0 3.60 1 1 0 0 5.0 6 2 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 1.400 10.8 1.8 1.8 5.4 3.00
8 Gary Girouard 25 4 10 .286 4.59 42 7 1 0 96.0 100 53 49 5 32 6 52 3 0 3 1.375 9.4 0.5 3.0 4.9 1.63
9 James Horsford 29 1 2 .333 4.67 5 3 2 0 27.0 31 16 14 2 8 1 17 0 0 3 1.444 10.3 0.7 2.7 5.7 2.13
10 Ron Klimkowski 24 2 1 .667 5.14 17 0 0 0 35.0 41 24 20 4 14 2 10 2 0 2 1.571 10.5 1.0 3.6 2.6 0.71
11 Robert Lasko 29 8 7 .533 2.93 33 22 4 2 166.0 131 55 54 9 76 1 126 2 0 8 1.247 7.1 0.5 4.1 6.8 1.66
12 Pete Magrini 26 8 10 .444 2.59 22 22 6 3 153.0 153 53 44 13 37 0 105 2 0 5 1.242 9.0 0.8 2.2 6.2 2.84
13 Cecil Perkins 27 0 1 .000 3.86 10 3 0 0 28.0 24 12 12 3 13 2 27 0 0 1 1.321 7.7 1.0 4.2 8.7 2.08
14 Hal Reniff 29 6 6 .500 4.25 53 0 0 0 106.0 107 55 50 6 49 4 82 3 0 8 1.472 9.1 0.5 4.2 7.0 1.67
15 Thad Tillotson 27 10 4 .714 1.54 39 1 0 0 70.0 59 16 12 3 22 5 46 0 0 7 1.157 7.6 0.4 2.8 5.9 2.09
15 Players 25.8 72 75 .490 3.41 147 147 112 35 17 1272.0 1196 553 482 83 456 32 859 26 4 76 1.299 8.5 0.6 3.2 6.1 1.88
* - 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
Ellie Rodriguez 40 237 24 0 6 1.000 6.53 9
Hawk Taylor 30 197 22 1 5 .995 7.30 4
Merritt Ranew 26 136 16 2 3 .987 5.85 10
Louis Howell 23 140 7 4 2 .974 6.39 1
Bill Heath 21 110 8 2 0 .983 5.62 3
John Ellis 12 83 12 0 2 1.000 7.92 2
Len Boehmer 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mike Hegan 77 679 28 3 54 .996 9.18
Dave McDonald 68 556 45 6 62 .990 8.84
Hawk Taylor 7 49 3 2 5 .963 7.43
Bill Melton 6 59 4 0 6 1.000 10.50
Merritt Ranew 3 9 1 1 0 .909 3.33
Joseph Mackey 2 9 0 0 1 1.000 4.50

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Len Boehmer 128 273 340 14 87 .978 4.79
Matt Galante 13 30 38 1 10 .986 5.23
Joseph Mackey 9 10 14 0 3 1.000 2.67
Bob Sadowski 3 5 7 0 1 1.000 4.00
Bill Heath 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mike Ferraro 101 74 188 16 15 .942 2.59
Bill Melton 32 24 51 2 6 .974 2.34
Len Boehmer 15 9 50 4 1 .937 3.93
Hawk Taylor 8 4 5 1 1 .900 1.13
Joseph Mackey 5 3 5 0 1 1.000 1.60
Tom Shopay 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.00
Bob Sadowski 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Kennedy 129 209 415 41 86 .938 4.84 Stats for 2 teams
Joseph Mackey 120 173 365 28 65 .951 4.48
Mike Ferraro 29 34 54 4 12 .957 3.03
Bill Melton 2 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50
Len Boehmer 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Lyttle 127 265 16 7 7 .976 2.21
Tom Shopay 121 216 9 3 4 .987 1.86
Tommie Martz 68 99 11 0 3 1.000 1.62
Mike Hegan 44 71 0 2 1 .973 1.61
Hawk Taylor 32 40 1 1 0 .976 1.28
Ross Moschitto 27 41 1 0 0 1.000 1.56
Bill Heath 17 20 0 2 0 .909 1.18
Shaun Fitzmaurice 15 23 0 0 0 1.000 1.53 Stats for 2 teams
Bill Melton 13 9 1 1 0 .909 0.77
Steve Whitaker 9 11 1 2 0 .857 1.33
John Fenderson 5 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.80
John Kindl 4 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.25
Robert Cantrell 2 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50
Gary Girouard 2 0 0 0 0 0.00
Roger Dutton 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
Pete Magrini 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Steven Mezich 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Hal Reniff 53 6 16 1 0 .957 0.42
Gary Girouard 42 5 16 1 1 .955 0.50
Thad Tillotson 39 5 7 0 0 1.000 0.31
Robert Lasko 33 9 21 1 3 .968 0.91
Rich Beck 31 4 21 1 0 .962 0.81
Bill Burbach 26 9 26 3 1 .921 1.35
John Cumberland 25 2 15 4 0 .810 0.68
Al Closter 23 6 20 1 1 .963 1.13
Pete Magrini 22 14 22 0 2 1.000 1.64
Ron Klimkowski 17 1 9 1 1 .909 0.59
Teddy Dillard 10 0 4 0 0 1.000 0.40
Cecil Perkins 10 0 1 1 0 .500 0.10
Steve Barber 7 0 9 1 0 .900 1.29
James Horsford 5 0 4 1 1 .800 0.80
Edward Fiskland 1 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Steve Barber 30 L L 6' 0.0" 195 Feb 22, 1938 Takoma Park, MD, US
Rich Beck 28 S R 6' 3.0" 190 Jan 21, 1940 Pasco, WA, US
Len Boehmer 27 R R 6' 1.0" 192 Jun 28, 1941 Flint Hill, MO, US
Bill Burbach 20 R R 6' 4.0" 215 Aug 22, 1947 Dickeyville, WI, US
Robert Cantrell 24 L R 5' 11.0" 155 Jan 27, 1944 Carbon, OK, US
Al Closter 25 L L 6' 2.0" 190 Jun 15, 1943 Creighton, NE, US
John Cumberland 21 R L 6' 0.0" 185 May 10, 1947 Westbrook, ME, US
Teddy Dillard 27 R R 6' 4.0" 200 Oct 3, 1940 Cleo Springs, OK, US
Roger Dutton 24 L R 6' 0.0" 190 1944
John Ellis 19 R R 6' 2.0" 225 Aug 21, 1948 New London, CT, US
John Fenderson 23 R R 6' 0.0" 171 Jul 20, 1944 Birmingham, AL, US
Mike Ferraro 23 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Aug 18, 1944 Kingston, NY, US
Edward Fiskland 22 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Oct 27, 1945 Austin, TX, US
Shaun Fitzmaurice 25 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Aug 25, 1942 Worcester, MA, US
Matt Galante 24 R R 5' 6.0" 157 Mar 22, 1944 Brooklyn, NY, US
Gary Girouard 25 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Oct 18, 1942 Biddeford, ME, US
Bill Heath 29 L R 5' 8.0" 175 Mar 10, 1939 Yuba City, CA, US
Mike Hegan 25 L L 6' 1.0" 188 Jul 21, 1942 Cleveland, OH, US
James Horsford 29 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Sep 30, 1938 Santurce, PR
Louis Howell 24 S R 5' 11.0" 180 Oct 7, 1943 Louisville, KY, US
John Kennedy 27 R R 6' 0.0" 185 May 29, 1941 Chicago, IL, US
John Kindl 26 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Feb 15, 1942
Ron Klimkowski 24 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Mar 1, 1944 Jersey City, NJ, US
Robert Lasko 29 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Apr 14, 1939 New Westminster, BC, CA
Jim Lyttle 22 L R 6' 0.0" 180 May 20, 1946 Hamilton, OH, US
Joseph Mackey 24 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Mar 21, 1944 Suffern, NY, US
Pete Magrini 26 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Jun 8, 1942 San Francisco, CA, US
Tommie Martz 26 L R 5' 11.0" 167 Oct 7, 1941 Harrisonburg, VA, US
Dave McDonald 25 L R 6' 3.0" 215 May 20, 1943 New Albany, IN, US
Bill Melton 22 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Jul 7, 1945 Gulfport, MS, US
Steven Mezich 22 R R 6' 2.0" 193 Oct 18, 1945 Seattle, WA, US
Ross Moschitto 23 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Feb 15, 1945 Fresno, CA, US
Cecil Perkins 27 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Dec 1, 1940 Baltimore, MD, US
Merritt Ranew 30 L R 5' 11.0" 170 May 10, 1938 Albany, GA, US
Hal Reniff 29 R R 6' 0.0" 215 Jul 2, 1938 Warren, OH, US
Ellie Rodriguez 22 R R 5' 11.0" 185 May 24, 1946 Fajardo, PR
Bob Sadowski 31 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Jan 15, 1937 St. Louis, MO, US
Tom Shopay 23 L R 5' 9.0" 160 Feb 21, 1945 Bristol, CT, US
Hawk Taylor 29 R R 6' 1.0" 187 Apr 3, 1939 Metropolis, IL, US
Thad Tillotson 27 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Dec 20, 1940 Merced, CA, US
Steve Whitaker 25 L R 6' 0.0" 180 May 7, 1943 Tacoma, WA, US

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