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1954 Joplin Cardinals

1954 > Class C > 1954 Western Association
Overall: 50-89
Scored 735 runs, Allowed 908 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 56-83

Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals-NL
Manager: Bill Kelly
Represented: Joplin, MO
Ballpark: Miners Park (Joplin, MO)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1953

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 Donald Brown* 19 133 518 162 22 15 4 .313 .436 226
2 Bob Castleman 18 6 1
3 Harold Crotts 23 132 489 130 20 12 8 .266 .405 198
4 Albert Daffner 32 11 16 2 0 0 0 .125 .125 2
5 Angelo Dal Porto 20 71 257 58 8 1 3 .226 .300 77
6 David Dexter 18 14 18 3 0 1 0 .167 .278 5
7 Chester DiEmidio 23 3 4
8 James Flanigan 20 32 64 12 1 2 0 .188 .266 17
9 Richard Ghelfi 20 8 10
10 Elmer Golden? -- 12 36 13 1 0 0 .361 .389 14
11 Gene Green 21 28 93 25 4 0 3 .269 .409 38
12 Donald Henderson* 21 130 469 152 19 17 3 .324 .456 214
13 Herminio? -- 5 3
14 Jerry Herring* 20 3 5
15 George Husted* 21 13 39 6 2 0 2 .154 .359 14
16 Eddie Johnson 20 19 24 2 0 0 0 .083 .083 2
17 Bernard Kamenski* 21 39 149 36 5 1 0 .242 .289 43
18 William Keppel 21 15 15 2 0 1 0 .133 .267 4
19 Ronald Kiser* 18 84 307 74 13 7 4 .241 .368 113
20 William Langston 21 50 72 10 1 0 1 .139 .194 14
21 Robert Muesenfechter# 24 32 68 11 1 1 0 .162 .206 14
22 Michael Mullen? 20 30 48 11 1 1 2 .229 .417 20
23 Marvin Nevins 20 34 84 17 3 1 1 .202 .298 25
24 John Oliver 21 45 139 27 4 2 1 .194 .273 38
25 Norman Plitt? -- 9 26
26 Jack Poppell 21 5 14
27 John Robertson 19 29 27 2 0 0 0 .074 .074 2
28 Ray Sanders 26 75 249 78 8 0 2 .313 .369 92
29 George Scott 23 62 149 27 2 2 6 .181 .342 51
30 John Slachta 24 18 51 15 1 1 1 .294 .412 21
31 Donald Smith 22 128 489 154 34 11 10 .315 .491 240
32 George Smith 24 123 472 109 20 3 1 .231 .292 138
33 Paul Smith 21 8 7
34 Eddie Stephens? 22 17 17 3 1 0 0 .176 .235 4
35 Houston Stephens? -- 29 12 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
36 John Zeleznock 21 73 284 73 15 5 7 .257 .419 119
36 Players 21.5 139 5418 4733 735 1226 187 85 60 620 124 606 814 .259 .341 .372 .714 1763 52 27
* - 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 Donald Brown* 19 3 4 .429 4.38 12 9 74.0 68 52 36 4 46 1.541 8.3 0.5 5.6
2 Bob Castleman 18 1 0 1.000 6
3 Cortes? -- 0 0 5
4 Albert Daffner 32 2 4 .333 6.71 10 7 59.0 67 47 44 7 33 1.695 10.2 1.1 5.0
5 David Dexter 18 3 3 .500 3.50 14 8 54.0 54 32 21 3 46 1.852 9.0 0.5 7.7
6 James Flanigan 20 7 10 .412 5.20 32 24 168.0 149 127 97 5 170 1.899 8.0 0.3 9.1
7 Richard Ghelfi 20 1 3 .250 8
8 Jerry Herring* 20 1 0 1.000 3
9 Eddie Johnson 20 3 2 .600 17
10 William Keppel 21 1 4 .200 6.40 15 6 45.0 57 40 32 4 36 2.067 11.4 0.8 7.2
11 William Langston 21 9 20 .310 5.57 45 21 173.0 201 155 107 5 157 2.069 10.5 0.3 8.2
12 Robert Muesenfechter* 24 8 17 .320 3.92 30 27 200.0 195 116 87 7 124 1.595 8.8 0.3 5.6
13 John Robertson 19 3 7 .300 5.57 29 9 84.0 81 74 52 0 99 2.143 8.7 0.0 10.6
14 George Scott 23 5 8 .385 3.77 24 10 117.0 115 68 49 6 82 1.684 8.8 0.5 6.3
15 Warner Siebert 22 0 1 .000 2
16 Paul Smith 21 0 3 .000 8
17 Eddie Stephens* 22 3 2 .600 16
18 Houston Stephens? -- 0 1 .000 9.00 29 2 50.0 51 60 50 4 70 2.420 9.2 0.7 12.6
19 James Yance? 34 0 0 1
19 Players 21.4 50 89 .360 139 139 908
* - 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

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
William Langston 45 0.00
James Flanigan 32 0.00
Robert Muesenfechter 30 0.00
John Robertson 29 0.00
Houston Stephens 29 0.00
Eddie Johnson 17 0.00
Eddie Stephens 16 0.00
William Keppel 15 0.00
David Dexter 14 0.00
Albert Daffner 10 0.00
Richard Ghelfi 8 0.00
Paul Smith 8 0.00
Bob Castleman 6 0.00
Jerry Herring 3 0.00
Warner Siebert 2 0.00
James Yance 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Donald Brown 19 L L 6' 0.0" 175 1935
Bob Castleman 18 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Sep 22, 1935 Mexico, MO, US
Cortes -- Unknown
Harold Crotts 23 R 6' 0.0" 185 1931
Albert Daffner 32 R R 6' 2.0" 174 1922
Angelo Dal Porto 20 R 6' 0.0" 185 1934
David Dexter 18 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1936
Chester DiEmidio 23 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Sep 13, 1930 Atlantic City, NJ, US
James Flanigan 20 R R 6' 3.0" 205 1934
Richard Ghelfi 20 R R 6' 3.0" 200 1934
Elmer Golden -- Unknown
Gene Green 21 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Jun 26, 1933 Los Angeles, CA, US
Donald Henderson 21 L 6' 0.0" 155 1933
Herminio -- Unknown
Jerry Herring 20 L L 5' 9.0" 170 1934
George Husted 21 L 6' 2.0" 174 1933
Eddie Johnson 20 R R 6' 0.0" 180 1934
Bernard Kamenski 21 L L 5' 10.0" 165 1933
William Keppel 21 R R 6' 1.0" 192 1933
Ronald Kiser 18 L L 6' 0.0" 174 1936
William Langston 21 R R 6' 1.0" 190 1933
Robert Muesenfechter 24 S L 6' 3.0" 170 1930
Michael Mullen 20 1934
Marvin Nevins 20 R 5' 10.0" 185 1934
John Oliver 21 R 5' 11.0" 185 1933
Norman Plitt -- Unknown
Jack Poppell 21 R 5' 9.0" 160 1933
John Robertson 19 R R 6' 3.0" 200 1935
Ray Sanders 26 R 5' 11.0" 170 1928
George Scott 23 R R 6' 1.0" 175 1931
Warner Siebert 22 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Feb 5, 1932 Cape Girardeau, MO, US
John Slachta 24 R 5' 11.0" 175 1930
Donald Smith 22 R 5' 11.0" 160 1932
George Smith 24 R 6' 2.0" 190 1930
Paul Smith 21 R R 6' 2.0" 170 1933
Eddie Stephens 22 L Oct 21, 1931 Cleveland, OK, US
Houston Stephens -- Unknown
James Yance 34 Nov 8, 1919
John Zeleznock 21 R 6' 1.0" 185 1933

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