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1956 Wichita Braves

1956 > Class AAA > 1956 American Association
Overall: 65-88
Scored 700 runs, Allowed 768 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 70-83

Affiliation: Milwaukee Braves-NL
Manager: George Selkirk
Represented: Wichita, KS
Ballpark: Lawrence-Dumont Stadium (Wichita, KS)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1955 / 1957

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Don Bollweg*3512550643166107135197346569.248.347.434.78018712244Stats for 2 teams
2Paul Cave*224444373300000514.
3Ed Charles231547405721110176.175.298.350.648140000
4Alfred Facchini259832930527727112661838.
5Chico Garcia311445875166014425136555118.279.349.349.69818023866
6Bob Giggie22202921310000015.
7Charlie Gorin*285672576910060315.
8Arnold Hallgren23793.333
9Harry Hanebrink*2814659051175137216207716335.268.354.450.8052306763
10Bob Hartman1812118310000011.
11Bob Hazle*2512443137664107183134615342.285.373.452.82517010020
12Earl Hersh*2412852546694143263278955275.307.377.549.9262564223
13Joey Jay#2028565031010280515.200.273.340.613173010
14Joe Koppe255421717023418331464440.241.397.376.774641030
15Don Leppert247018216519388082111642.230.297.424.721702001
16Georges Maranda243533301100010112.
17Eddie McHugh2732897913216003087.266.337.342.679274101
18Don McMahon264029280510020011.
19Chet Nichols#25560000.000.0000
20Jim Pendleton32692802533773155124331831.289.329.530.85813411036
21Taylor Phillips*23131512320001013.
22Billy Queen271234423885099142145514353.255.326.410.73615911137
23Humberto Robinson263153464610130320.
24Bob Roselli2424776931400020713.
25Bob Ross271325221301000010.
26Bob Talbot2913560255080141175104554344.256.311.360.6711989171
27Ben Taylor*282290791419504901120.241.333.456.789361000
28Bob Thorpe2922727042020190010.286.292.357.649250101
29Bob Trowbridge268162.125
30Roberto Vargas*274239356131204027.371.405.514.920180020
31Charlie White*2887275226286316263914336.279.392.447.8391015123
32Carl Willey254641365310000218.
32 Players27.61535783507170013002093914464339568721.256.332.398.730201911227813633
* - 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
1Charlie Bicknell27000.00101.0000101.0000.
2Paul Cave2265.5453.9644911134.0121675914566806041.3218.
3Bob Giggie2238.2734.8420143280.084494311365403051.5009.
4Charlie Gorin*281315.4644.793824112186.020612899197361206041.50010.
5Bob Hartman*1812.3334.941270031.04018173120160141.67711.
6Joey Jay2069.4004.16272161145.01438567145621280131.3728.
7Georges Maranda2458.3856.36341311109.014382779443403111.71611.
8Don McMahon2644.5004.354061189.08648438405782041.4168.
9Chet Nichols*2512.3335
10Taylor Phillips*2322.5003.791341038.03218163260281041.5267.
11Humberto Robinson2699.5003.41311993145.0135655516568922021.3178.
12Bob Ross*2716.1433.9113112069.075353011263480081.4649.
13Bob Trowbridge2633.5008
14Roberto Vargas*2765.5455.3340511103.012071619505602051.65010.
15Carl Willey25510.3334.43451100122.01036560146551143171.3777.
15 Players24.46588.4254.4715315311340131320.0135876865613856951880284531.4609.
* - 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


Charlie White753984369.9875.8810
Don Leppert502682063.9805.767
Billy Queen351641424.9895.093
Bob Roselli211071151.9595.621


Don Bollweg1179777416100.9858.98Stats for 2 teams
Earl Hersh3224817616.9788.28
Ben Taylor2216713111.9948.18


Chico Garcia126288373880.9885.25
Eddie McHugh17494768.9415.65
Ed Charles10242622.9625.00


Harry Hanebrink1421372511726.9582.73
Chico Garcia13181532.9172.54


Alfred Facchini751532372151.9495.20
Joe Koppe53971672530.9134.98
Jim Pendleton182644610.9213.89


Bob Talbot133323844.9882.49
Bob Hazle1031617111.9391.63
Earl Hersh100164790.9501.71
Billy Queen80110483.9341.43
Jim Pendleton5077721.9771.68
Bob Thorpe18272001.0001.61


Carl Willey4529001.0000.24
Paul Cave4451940.8570.55
Don McMahon4091813.9640.68
Roberto Vargas4082022.9330.70
Charlie Gorin38132443.9020.97
Georges Maranda3441933.8850.68
Humberto Robinson3132222.9260.81
Joey Jay2782020.9331.04
Bob Giggie20213011.0000.75
Taylor Phillips132610.8890.62
Bob Ross1341110.9381.15
Bob Hartman1211001.0000.17
Bob Trowbridge80.00
Chet Nichols50.00
Charlie Bicknell10.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Charlie Bicknell27RR5' 11.0"170Jul 27, 1928Plainfield, NJ, US
Don Bollweg35LL6' 1.0"190Feb 12, 1921Wheaton, IL, US
Paul Cave22LR6' 1.0"179Nov 2, 1933New Canton, VA, US
Ed Charles23RR5' 10.0"170Apr 29, 1933Daytona Beach, FL, US
Alfred Facchini25RR6' 0.0"176Mar 12, 1931San Francisco, CA, US
Chico Garcia31RR5' 8.0"170Dec 24, 1924Veracruz, Veracruz, MX
Bob Giggie22RR6' 1.0"200Aug 13, 1933Dorchester, MA, US
Charlie Gorin28LL5' 10.0"165Feb 6, 1928Waco, TX, US
Arnold Hallgren23RR6' 1.0"190Apr 12, 1933Windfield, AB, CA
Harry Hanebrink28LR6' 0.0"165Nov 12, 1927St. Louis, MO, US
Bob Hartman18RL5' 11.0"185Aug 28, 1937Kenosha, WI, US
Bob Hazle25LR6' 0.0"190Dec 9, 1930Laurens, SC, US
Earl Hersh24LL6' 0.0"205May 21, 1932Ebbvale, MD, US
Joey Jay20SR6' 4.0"228Aug 15, 1935Middletown, CT, US
Joe Koppe25RR5' 10.0"165Oct 19, 1930Detroit, MI, US
Don Leppert24RR6' 2.0"220Oct 19, 1931Indianapolis, IN, US
Georges Maranda24RR6' 2.0"195Jan 15, 1932Levis, QC, CA
Eddie McHugh27R5' 10.0"170Mar 23, 1929Bristol, CT, US
Don McMahon26RR6' 2.0"215Jan 4, 1930Brooklyn, NY, US
Chet Nichols25SL6' 1.0"165Feb 22, 1931Pawtucket, RI, US
Jim Pendleton32RR6' 0.0"185Jan 7, 1924St. Charles, MO, US
Taylor Phillips23LL5' 11.0"185Jun 18, 1933Atlanta, GA, US
Billy Queen27RR6' 1.0"185Nov 28, 1928Gastonia, NC, US
Humberto Robinson26RR6' 1.0"155Jun 25, 1930Colon, Colon, PA
Bob Roselli24RR5' 11.0"185Dec 10, 1931San Francisco, CA, US
Bob Ross27RL6' 0.0"165Nov 2, 1928Fullerton, CA, US
Bob Talbot29RR6' 0.0"170Jun 6, 1927Visalia, CA, US
Ben Taylor28LL6' 0.0"175Sep 30, 1927Metropolis, IL, US
Bob Thorpe29RR6' 1.0"190Nov 19, 1926Caryville, FL, US
Bob Trowbridge26RR6' 1.0"180Jun 27, 1930Hudson, NY, US
Roberto Vargas27LL5' 11.0"170May 29, 1929Santurce, PR
Charlie White28LR5' 11.0"192Aug 12, 1927Kinston, NC, US
Carl Willey25RR6' 0.0"175Jun 6, 1931Cherryfield, ME, US

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