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1946 Louisville Colonels

1946 > Class AAA > 1946 American Association
Overall: 92-61
Scored 732 runs, Allowed 596 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 91-62

Affiliation: Boston Red Sox-AL
Manager: Nemo Leibold and Fred Walters
Represented: Louisville, KY
Ballpark: Parkway Field  (Louisville, KY)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1945 / 1947

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 Jack Albright 25 110 435 363 47 82 10 7 5 41 1 63 35 .226 .343 .333 .677 121 4 2 7
2 Jack Aragon 30 11 32 23 1 5 0 0 0 3 0 5 3 .217 .400 .217 .617 5 0 2 2
3 Victor Austin 25 3 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 .250 .500 2
4 George Bennington 27 83 282 245 47 62 7 1 0 18 8 30 32 .253 .339 .290 .629 71 1 2 5
5 Al Brancato 27 39 135 119 14 31 4 1 0 20 2 16 10 .261 .348 .311 .659 37 3 0 0
6 Bill Butland 28 5 12 1 .083
7 Richard Callahan 22 2 3 0 .000
8 Otey Clark 31 21 55 46 5 7 2 0 0 4 0 4 10 .152 .220 .196 .416 9 1 0 5
9 Otto Denning 33 40 70 60 8 19 3 0 0 9 1 8 9 .317 .397 .367 .764 22 2 0 2 Stats for 2 teams
10 Mel Deutsch 30 21 46 41 3 8 1 0 0 3 0 4 9 .195 .267 .220 .486 9 0 0 1
11 George Diehl 28 21 51 39 4 5 2 0 0 3 0 9 12 .128 .292 .179 .471 7 1 0 3
12 Fritz Dorish 24 28 53 49 3 7 1 1 0 6 1 3 23 .143 .192 .204 .396 10 0 0 1
13 Danny Doyle# 29 30 105 93 4 16 2 0 1 8 2 11 5 .172 .267 .226 .492 21 0 1 0
14 Al Flair* 29 132 522 466 56 125 20 10 7 64 7 49 35 .268 .339 .399 .738 186 6 1 6
15 Chick Genovese* 31 126 517 420 80 128 25 5 5 51 12 86 19 .305 .424 .424 .848 178 2 1 10
16 Fred Gerken# 24 16 71 63 9 13 2 0 0 7 1 6 9 .206 .275 .238 .513 15 2 0 2
17 Andy Gilbert 31 76 271 245 36 67 8 5 3 30 3 21 42 .273 .338 .384 .722 94 4 3 2 Stats for 2 teams
18 Jim Gleeson# 34 148 641 559 80 171 22 8 7 94 8 78 66 .306 .393 .411 .804 230 11 2 2 Stats for 2 teams
19 Randy Heflin* 27 4 9 1 .111
20 Herschel Held 23 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 2.000 2
21 Harry Kimberlin 37 42 30 26 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 6 .038 .107 .038 .146 1 0 0 2
22 Chuck Koney 20 143 558 518 70 148 24 6 5 56 6 27 50 .286 .328 .384 .713 199 9 6 7
23 Ty LaForest 29 52 175 155 17 37 3 1 0 17 8 19 27 .239 .322 .271 .593 42 3 0 1
24 Don Lang 31 110 408 339 45 82 6 5 1 38 2 59 38 .242 .359 .298 .657 101 6 3 7 Stats for 2 teams
25 Joe Langworthy* 25 3 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .167 .333 2
26 Elwood Lawson* 25 3 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 2
27 Pete Lewis 25 41 168 150 24 42 11 1 4 26 2 13 29 .280 .337 .447 .784 67 5 0 5
28 Al Mazur 30 6 16 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 .125 .125 2
29 Sam Mele 24 15 64 53 8 12 2 2 0 8 0 8 7 .226 .328 .340 .667 18 0 0 3
30 Joe Ostrowski* 29 28 46 39 8 7 2 0 0 4 0 6 13 .179 .289 .231 .520 9 1 0 1
31 Ray Patton 27 2 1 0 .000
32 Emery Rudd* 28 24 54 50 7 13 0 0 0 5 0 2 6 .260 .302 .260 .562 13 0 1 1
33 Strick Shofner* 26 138 576 522 80 159 22 6 4 84 12 39 37 .305 .353 .393 .746 205 10 0 15
34 Dwight Simonds 26 12 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0
35 Bob Sperry* 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
36 Don Thompson* 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
37 George Toolson* 23 17 28 24 5 5 0 0 0 5 0 2 8 .208 .269 .208 .478 5 0 0 2
38 Fred Walters 33 132 495 431 53 114 17 1 2 64 5 47 34 .265 .341 .323 .663 139 18 3 14
39 Johnny Welaj 32 142 647 573 108 172 21 10 6 74 37 60 51 .300 .372 .403 .776 231 7 6 8
40 Al Widmar 21 30 72 62 2 6 0 0 0 3 0 4 22 .097 .152 .097 .248 6 3 0 6
41 Jim Wilson 24 26 70 68 4 11 1 0 0 5 0 0 8 .162 .162 .176 .338 12 0 0 2
41 Players 28.6 155 5931 5194 732 1374 201 58 43 661 111 594 570 .265 .343 .350 .694 1820 83 28 115
* - 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 Bill Butland* 28 1 2 .333 2.90 5 4 0 1 0 31.0 37 13 10 18 23 1 0 0 1.774 10.7 5.2 6.7 1.28
2 Richard Callahan 22 0 0 2 0 0 10.0 16 2 9 1.800 14.4 1.8 8.1 4.50
3 Otey Clark 31 11 7 .611 2.89 20 18 2 10 3 137.0 143 49 44 41 45 2 1 2 1.343 9.4 2.7 3.0 1.10
4 Mel Deutsch 30 5 8 .385 3.42 21 17 2 9 0 121.0 133 65 46 34 42 0 0 3 1.380 9.9 2.5 3.1 1.24
5 George Diehl 28 7 5 .583 4.03 20 19 5 8 1 114.0 126 60 51 29 49 1 2 2 1.360 9.9 2.3 3.9 1.69
6 Fritz Dorish 24 11 4 .733 3.14 28 14 10 7 0 146.0 128 58 51 47 76 2 3 9 1.199 7.9 2.9 4.7 1.62
7 Randy Heflin 27 1 1 .500 2.00 3 3 0 1 1 18.0 20 4 4 10 6 0 0 1 1.667 10.0 5.0 3.0 0.60
8 Harry Kimberlin 37 8 3 .727 3.44 41 0 0 0 89.0 89 36 34 32 47 5 0 2 1.360 9.0 3.2 4.8 1.47
9 Elwood Lawson* 25 1 0 1.000 3.27 3 1 1 1 0 11.0 7 5 4 5 6 1 0 0 1.091 5.7 4.1 4.9 1.20
10 Joe Ostrowski* 29 10 4 .714 2.87 24 11 9 6 1 116.0 123 48 37 35 54 0 0 1 1.362 9.5 2.7 4.2 1.54
11 Ray Patton 27 0 1 .000 7.20 2 0 0 0 5.0 7 4 4 4 1 0 0 0 2.200 12.6 7.2 1.8 0.25
12 Emery Rudd 28 9 6 .600 3.72 24 19 3 8 0 133.0 109 68 55 117 81 8 0 4 1.699 7.4 7.9 5.5 0.69
13 Dwight Simonds 26 1 2 .333 3.96 12 0 0 0 25.0 29 16 11 3 6 1 0 0 1.280 10.4 1.1 2.2 2.00
14 Don Thompson* 22 0 0 1 0 0 4.0 6 3 2 2.250 13.5 6.8 4.5 0.67
15 George Toolson 23 5 3 .625 3.88 16 5 2 2 0 58.0 56 31 25 37 30 1 0 3 1.603 8.7 5.7 4.7 0.81
16 Al Widmar 21 12 9 .571 2.43 30 23 6 9 2 185.0 156 64 50 94 73 0 1 5 1.351 7.6 4.6 3.6 0.78
17 Jim Wilson 24 10 6 .625 3.02 22 20 2 12 1 158.0 142 62 53 72 126 0 0 2 1.354 8.1 4.1 7.2 1.75
17 Players 27.3 92 61 .601 155 155 596
* - 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
Fred Walters 122 585 88 11 12 .984 5.52 28
Danny Doyle 26 105 21 3 2 .977 4.85 6
Jack Aragon 10 45 9 1 1 .982 5.40 1
Otto Denning 10 20 3 1 0 .958 2.30 2 Stats for 2 teams

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Al Flair 131 1123 91 13 101 .989 9.27
Fred Gerken 16 172 5 3 13 .983 11.06
Otto Denning 10 57 9 1 6 .985 6.60 Stats for 2 teams

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Chuck Koney 142 361 426 27 110 .967 5.54

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Don Lang 95 110 167 13 22 .955 2.92 Stats for 2 teams
Strick Shofner 83 93 171 17 11 .940 3.18
Ty LaForest 32 34 64 7 7 .933 3.06
Al Brancato 27 26 40 3 1 .957 2.44

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jack Albright 109 215 307 37 67 .934 4.79
Strick Shofner 49 99 135 14 34 .944 4.78

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Gleeson 148 289 10 6 3 .980 2.02 Stats for 2 teams
Johnny Welaj 142 290 7 9 3 .971 2.09
Chick Genovese 120 250 7 3 1 .988 2.14
George Bennington 62 113 6 3 1 .975 1.92
Andy Gilbert 61 115 6 6 1 .953 1.98 Stats for 2 teams
Pete Lewis 37 57 2 1 1 .983 1.59
Sam Mele 14 33 1 0 0 1.000 2.43

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Harry Kimberlin 41 5 17 2 1 .917 0.54
Al Widmar 30 13 56 3 3 .958 2.30
Fritz Dorish 28 14 33 5 2 .904 1.68
Joe Ostrowski 24 5 20 1 0 .962 1.04
Emery Rudd 24 4 25 2 1 .935 1.21
Jim Wilson 22 11 12 2 0 .920 1.05
Mel Deutsch 21 7 24 1 1 .969 1.48
Otey Clark 20 15 20 1 2 .972 1.75
George Diehl 20 7 26 1 2 .971 1.65
George Toolson 16 7 14 3 0 .875 1.31
Dwight Simonds 12 0 8 0 1 1.000 0.67
Bill Butland 5 0.00
Randy Heflin 3 0.00
Elwood Lawson 3 0.00
Richard Callahan 2 0.00
Ray Patton 2 0.00
Don Thompson 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Jack Albright 25 R R 5' 9.0" 175 Jun 30, 1921 St. Petersburg, FL, US
Jack Aragon 30 R R 5' 10.0" 176 Nov 20, 1915 La Habana, La Habana, CU
Victor Austin 25 R 5' 10.0" 160 1921
George Bennington 27 R 6' 1.0" 180 Feb 1, 1919
Al Brancato 27 R R 5' 9.0" 188 May 29, 1919 Philadelphia, PA, US
Bill Butland 28 R L 6' 5.0" 185 Mar 22, 1918 Terre Haute, IN, US
Richard Callahan 22 R R 5' 11.0" 180 1924
Otey Clark 31 R R 6' 1.0" 190 May 22, 1915 Boscobel, WI, US
Otto Denning 33 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Dec 28, 1912 Hays, KS, US
Mel Deutsch 30 R R 6' 4.0" 215 Jul 26, 1915 Caldwell, TX, US
George Diehl 28 R R 6' 2.0" 196 Feb 25, 1918 Emmaus, PA, US
Fritz Dorish 24 R R 5' 11.0" 204 Jul 13, 1921 Swoyersville, PA, US
Danny Doyle 29 S R 6' 1.0" 195 Jan 24, 1917 McLoud, OK, US
Al Flair 29 L L 6' 4.0" 195 Jul 24, 1916 New Orleans, LA, US
Chick Genovese 31 L R 5' 9.0" 170 Nov 23, 1914 Staten Island, NY, US
Fred Gerken 24 S 6' 0.0" 185 1922
Andy Gilbert 31 R R 6' 0.0" 203 Jul 18, 1914 Bradenville, PA, US
Jim Gleeson 34 S R 6' 1.0" 191 Mar 5, 1912 Kansas City, MO, US
Randy Heflin 27 L R 6' 0.0" 185 Sep 11, 1918 Fredericksburg, VA, US
Herschel Held 23 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Apr 16, 1923 McLoud, OK, US
Harry Kimberlin 37 R R 6' 3.0" 175 Mar 13, 1909 Sullivan, MO, US
Chuck Koney 20 R 5' 9.0" 160 Oct 8, 1925
Ty LaForest 29 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Apr 18, 1917 Edmundston, NB, CA
Don Lang 31 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Mar 15, 1915 Selma, CA, US
Joe Langworthy 25 L 5' 9.0" 165 Apr 2, 1921 RI, US
Elwood Lawson 25 L L 5' 10.0" 155 Jul 15, 1920
Pete Lewis 25 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Jun 4, 1921 Camden, AR, US
Al Mazur 30 R 5' 10.0" 170 Apr 13, 1916 Detroit, MI, US
Sam Mele 24 R R 6' 1.0" 183 Jan 21, 1922 Astoria, NY, US
Joe Ostrowski 29 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Nov 15, 1916 West Wyoming, PA, US
Ray Patton 27 R R 6' 3.0" 200 1919
Emery Rudd 28 L R 6' 2.0" 180 Apr 17, 1918
Strick Shofner 26 L R 5' 10.0" 187 Jul 23, 1919 Crawford, TX, US
Dwight Simonds 26 R R 6' 0.0" 160 1920
Bob Sperry 20 L 6' 2.0" 175 Dec 9, 1925 New Haven, CT, US
Don Thompson 22 L L 6' 0.0" 185 Dec 28, 1923 Swepsonville, NC, US
George Toolson 23 L R 6' 1.0" 205 Sep 30, 1922 Burley, ID, US
Fred Walters 33 R R 6' 1.0" 210 Sep 4, 1912 Laurel, MS, US
Johnny Welaj 32 R R 6' 0.0" 164 May 27, 1914 Moss Creek, PA, US
Al Widmar 21 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Mar 20, 1925 Cleveland, OH, US
Jim Wilson 24 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Feb 20, 1922 San Diego, CA, US

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