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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
Rk 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 Don Bollweg* 35 125 506 431 66 107 13 5 19 73 4 65 69 .248 .347 .434 .780 187 12 2 4 4 Stats for 2 teams
2 Paul Cave* 22 44 44 37 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 14 .081 .190 .081 .272 3 0 0 2 0
3 Ed Charles 23 15 47 40 5 7 2 1 1 10 1 7 6 .175 .298 .350 .648 14 0 0 0 0
4 Alfred Facchini 25 98 329 305 27 72 7 1 1 26 6 18 38 .236 .279 .275 .554 84 6 0 6 0
5 Chico Garcia 31 144 587 516 60 144 25 1 3 65 5 51 18 .279 .349 .349 .698 180 23 8 6 6
6 Bob Giggie 22 20 29 21 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .048 .091 .048 .139 1 0 0 7 0
7 Charlie Gorin* 28 56 72 57 6 9 1 0 0 6 0 3 15 .158 .197 .175 .372 10 0 0 11 1
8 Arnold Hallgren 23 7 9 3 .333
9 Harry Hanebrink* 28 146 590 511 75 137 21 6 20 77 1 63 35 .268 .354 .450 .805 230 6 7 6 3
10 Bob Hartman 18 12 11 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .125 .222 .125 .347 1 0 0 2 0
11 Bob Hazle* 25 124 431 376 64 107 18 3 13 46 1 53 42 .285 .373 .452 .825 170 10 0 2 0
12 Earl Hersh* 24 128 525 466 94 143 26 3 27 89 5 52 75 .307 .377 .549 .926 256 4 2 2 3
13 Joey Jay# 20 28 56 50 3 10 1 0 2 8 0 5 15 .200 .273 .340 .613 17 3 0 1 0
14 Joe Koppe 25 54 217 170 23 41 8 3 3 14 6 44 40 .241 .397 .376 .774 64 1 0 3 0
15 Don Leppert 24 70 182 165 19 38 8 0 8 21 1 16 42 .230 .297 .424 .721 70 2 0 0 1
16 Georges Maranda 24 35 33 30 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 12 .033 .065 .033 .098 1 1 0 2 0
17 Edward McHugh 27 32 89 79 13 21 6 0 0 3 0 8 7 .266 .337 .342 .679 27 4 1 0 1
18 Don McMahon 26 40 29 28 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 11 .179 .179 .214 .393 6 1 0 1 0
19 Chet Nichols# 25 5 6 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
20 Jim Pendleton 32 69 280 253 37 73 15 5 12 43 3 18 31 .289 .329 .530 .858 134 11 0 3 6
21 Taylor Phillips* 23 13 15 12 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 .167 .231 .167 .397 2 0 0 2 0
22 Billy Queen 27 123 442 388 50 99 14 2 14 55 1 43 53 .255 .326 .410 .736 159 11 1 3 7
23 Humberto Robinson 26 31 53 46 4 6 1 0 1 3 0 3 20 .130 .196 .217 .413 10 0 1 2 1
24 Bob Roselli 24 24 77 69 3 14 0 0 0 2 0 7 13 .203 .286 .203 .489 14 3 1 0 0
25 Bob Ross 27 13 25 22 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 .136 .174 .227 .401 5 1 1 2 0
26 Bob Talbot 29 135 602 550 80 141 17 5 10 45 5 43 44 .256 .311 .360 .671 198 9 1 7 1
27 Ben Taylor* 28 22 90 79 14 19 5 0 4 9 0 11 20 .241 .333 .456 .789 36 1 0 0 0
28 Bob Thorpe 29 22 72 70 4 20 2 0 1 9 0 0 10 .286 .292 .357 .649 25 0 1 0 1
29 Bob Trowbridge 26 8 16 2 .125
30 Roberto Vargas* 27 42 39 35 6 13 1 2 0 4 0 2 7 .371 .405 .514 .920 18 0 0 2 0
31 Charlie White* 28 87 275 226 28 63 16 2 6 39 1 43 36 .279 .392 .447 .839 101 5 1 2 3
32 Carl Willey 25 46 41 36 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 18 .083 .132 .111 .243 4 0 0 3 0
32 Players 27.6 153 5783 5071 700 1300 209 39 144 643 39 568 721 .256 .332 .398 .730 2019 112 27 81 36 33
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 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 Charlie Bicknell 27 0 0 0.00 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
2 Paul Cave 22 6 5 .545 3.96 44 9 1 1 134.0 121 67 59 14 56 6 80 6 0 4 1.321 8.1 0.9 3.8 5.4 1.43
3 Bob Giggie 22 3 8 .273 4.84 20 14 3 2 80.0 84 49 43 11 36 5 40 3 0 5 1.500 9.4 1.2 4.0 4.5 1.11
4 Charlie Gorin* 28 13 15 .464 4.79 38 24 11 2 186.0 206 128 99 19 73 6 120 6 0 4 1.500 10.0 0.9 3.5 5.8 1.64
5 Bob Hartman* 18 1 2 .333 4.94 12 7 0 0 31.0 40 18 17 3 12 0 16 0 1 4 1.677 11.6 0.9 3.5 4.6 1.33
6 Joey Jay 20 6 9 .400 4.16 27 21 6 1 145.0 143 85 67 14 56 2 128 0 1 3 1.372 8.9 0.9 3.5 7.9 2.29
7 Georges Maranda 24 5 8 .385 6.36 34 13 1 1 109.0 143 82 77 9 44 3 40 3 1 1 1.716 11.8 0.7 3.6 3.3 0.91
8 Don McMahon 26 4 4 .500 4.35 40 6 1 1 89.0 86 48 43 8 40 5 78 2 0 4 1.416 8.7 0.8 4.0 7.9 1.95
9 Chet Nichols* 25 1 2 .333 5
10 Taylor Phillips* 23 2 2 .500 3.79 13 4 1 0 38.0 32 18 16 3 26 0 28 1 0 4 1.526 7.6 0.7 6.2 6.6 1.08
11 Humberto Robinson 26 9 9 .500 3.41 31 19 9 3 145.0 135 65 55 16 56 8 92 2 0 2 1.317 8.4 1.0 3.5 5.7 1.64
12 Bob Ross* 27 1 6 .143 3.91 13 11 2 0 69.0 75 35 30 11 26 3 48 0 0 8 1.464 9.8 1.4 3.4 6.3 1.85
13 Bob Trowbridge 26 3 3 .500 8
14 Roberto Vargas* 27 6 5 .545 5.33 40 5 1 1 103.0 120 71 61 9 50 5 60 2 0 5 1.650 10.5 0.8 4.4 5.2 1.20
15 Carl Willey 25 5 10 .333 4.43 45 11 0 0 122.0 103 65 60 14 65 5 114 3 1 7 1.377 7.6 1.0 4.8 8.4 1.75
15 Players 24.4 65 88 .425 4.47 153 153 113 40 13 1320.0 1358 768 656 138 569 51 880 28 4 53 1.460 9.3 0.9 3.9 6.0 1.55

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Charlie White 75 398 43 6 9 .987 5.88 10
Don Leppert 50 268 20 6 3 .980 5.76 7
Billy Queen 35 164 14 2 4 .989 5.09 3
Bob Roselli 21 107 11 5 1 .959 5.62 1

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Don Bollweg 117 977 74 16 100 .985 8.98 Stats for 2 teams
Earl Hersh 32 248 17 6 16 .978 8.28
Ben Taylor 22 167 13 1 11 .994 8.18

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Chico Garcia 126 288 373 8 80 .988 5.25
Edward McHugh 17 49 47 6 8 .941 5.65
Ed Charles 10 24 26 2 2 .962 5.00

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Harry Hanebrink 142 137 251 17 26 .958 2.73
Chico Garcia 13 18 15 3 2 .917 2.54

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Alfred Facchini 75 153 237 21 51 .949 5.20
Joe Koppe 53 97 167 25 30 .913 4.98
Jim Pendleton 18 26 44 6 10 .921 3.89

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Talbot 133 323 8 4 4 .988 2.49
Bob Hazle 103 161 7 11 1 .939 1.63
Earl Hersh 100 164 7 9 0 .950 1.71
Billy Queen 80 110 4 8 3 .934 1.43
Jim Pendleton 50 77 7 2 1 .977 1.68
Bob Thorpe 18 27 2 0 0 1.000 1.61

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Carl Willey 45 2 9 0 0 1.000 0.24
Paul Cave 44 5 19 4 0 .857 0.55
Don McMahon 40 9 18 1 3 .964 0.68
Roberto Vargas 40 8 20 2 2 .933 0.70
Charlie Gorin 38 13 24 4 3 .902 0.97
Georges Maranda 34 4 19 3 3 .885 0.68
Humberto Robinson 31 3 22 2 2 .926 0.81
Joey Jay 27 8 20 2 0 .933 1.04
Bob Giggie 20 2 13 0 1 1.000 0.75
Taylor Phillips 13 2 6 1 0 .889 0.62
Bob Ross 13 4 11 1 0 .938 1.15
Bob Hartman 12 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.17
Bob Trowbridge 8 0.00
Chet Nichols 5 0.00
Charlie Bicknell 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Charlie Bicknell 27 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Jul 27, 1928 Plainfield, NJ, US
Don Bollweg 35 L L 6' 1.0" 190 Feb 12, 1921 Wheaton, IL, US
Paul Cave 22 L R 6' 1.0" 179 Nov 2, 1933 New Canton, VA, US
Ed Charles 23 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Apr 29, 1933 Daytona Beach, FL, US
Alfred Facchini 25 R R 6' 0.0" 176 Mar 12, 1931 San Francisco, CA, US
Chico Garcia 31 R R 5' 8.0" 170 Dec 24, 1924 Veracruz, Veracruz, MX
Bob Giggie 22 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Aug 13, 1933 Dorchester, MA, US
Charlie Gorin 28 L L 5' 10.0" 165 Feb 6, 1928 Waco, TX, US
Arnold Hallgren 23 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Apr 12, 1933 Windfield, AB, CA
Harry Hanebrink 28 L R 6' 0.0" 165 Nov 12, 1927 St. Louis, MO, US
Bob Hartman 18 R L 5' 11.0" 185 Aug 28, 1937 Kenosha, WI, US
Bob Hazle 25 L R 6' 0.0" 190 Dec 9, 1930 Laurens, SC, US
Earl Hersh 24 L L 6' 0.0" 205 May 21, 1932 Ebbvale, MD, US
Joey Jay 20 S R 6' 4.0" 228 Aug 15, 1935 Middletown, CT, US
Joe Koppe 25 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Oct 19, 1930 Detroit, MI, US
Don Leppert 24 R R 6' 2.0" 220 Oct 19, 1931 Indianapolis, IN, US
Georges Maranda 24 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Jan 15, 1932 Levis, QC, CA
Edward McHugh 27 R 5' 10.0" 170 1929
Don McMahon 26 R R 6' 2.0" 215 Jan 4, 1930 Brooklyn, NY, US
Chet Nichols 25 S L 6' 1.0" 165 Feb 22, 1931 Pawtucket, RI, US
Jim Pendleton 32 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jan 7, 1924 St. Charles, MO, US
Taylor Phillips 23 L L 5' 11.0" 185 Jun 18, 1933 Atlanta, GA, US
Billy Queen 27 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Nov 28, 1928 Gastonia, NC, US
Humberto Robinson 26 R R 6' 1.0" 155 Jun 25, 1930 Colon, Colon, PA
Bob Roselli 24 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Dec 10, 1931 San Francisco, CA, US
Bob Ross 27 R L 6' 0.0" 165 Nov 2, 1928 Fullerton, CA, US
Bob Talbot 29 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Jun 6, 1927 Visalia, CA, US
Ben Taylor 28 L L 6' 0.0" 175 Sep 30, 1927 Metropolis, IL, US
Bob Thorpe 29 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Nov 19, 1926 Caryville, FL, US
Bob Trowbridge 26 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Jun 27, 1930 Hudson, NY, US
Roberto Vargas 27 L L 5' 11.0" 170 May 29, 1929 Santurce, PR
Charlie White 28 L R 5' 11.0" 192 Aug 12, 1927 Kinston, NC, US
Carl Willey 25 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Jun 6, 1931 Cherryfield, ME, US

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