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1950 Wichita Indians

1950 > Class A > 1950 Western League
Overall: 77-77
Scored 796 runs, Allowed 851 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 72-82

Affiliation: St. Louis Browns-AL
Manager: Joe Schultz
Represented: Wichita, KS
Ballpark: Lawrence-Dumont Stadium (Wichita, KS)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1951

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 Bobby Balcena 24 154 586 170 32 12 11 .290 .442 259
2 Mike Blyzka 21 37 48 6 3 0 0 .125 .188 9
3 William Bordt 22 41 65 16 5 2 1 .246 .431 28
4 Robert Caffery* 21 154 544 148 22 7 4 .272 .360 196
5 John Crocco 24 32 38 6 0 0 0 .158 .158 6
6 Perry Currin* 21 126 372 78 13 0 9 .210 .317 118
7 Silvio DiMenna* 24 21 58 12 3 1 2 .207 .397 23
8 George Elder* 29 144 531 151 28 10 2 .284 .386 205
9 Edward Fowler 27 108 361 88 16 3 12 .244 .404 146
10 Virgil Giovannoni 21 17 19 3 1 0 1 .158 .368 7
11 Mel Held 21 20 20 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
12 Charles Hopkins 24 91 296 74 14 4 3 .250 .355 105
13 Steve Kovach 24 85 280 60 4 2 1 .214 .254 71
14 Don Larsen 20 36 50 16 4 0 2 .320 .520 26
15 Robert Mainzer 23 96 304 67 6 0 1 .220 .250 76
16 Jimmy Morgan 27 76 306 83 11 2 2 .271 .340 104
17 Angelo Nardella 21 10 16 6 2 0 2 .375 .875 14
18 John Novosel 32 105 339 77 14 1 17 .227 .425 144
19 John O'Donnell* 23 68 98 31 2 1 0 .316 .357 35
20 Bill Pilgram 21 34 52 7 1 0 0 .135 .154 8
21 Carl Powis 22 72 265 71 12 2 11 .268 .453 120
22 Paul Salata? -- 16 50 11 3 0 1 .220 .340 17
23 Chris Sidaris 22 83 260 71 14 1 1 .273 .346 90 Stats for 2 teams
24 Bob Turley 19 40 71 10 0 0 0 .141 .141 10
25 Bob Wakefield 26 105 367 116 24 4 14 .316 .518 190 Stats for 2 teams
25 Players 24.4 155 6010 5118 796 1282 217 49 88 682 83 808 745 .250 .353 .364 .716 1861 84
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 Mike Blyzka 21 13 6 .684 3.43 36 152.0 151 72 58 8 70 1.454 8.9 0.5 4.1
2 William Bordt 22 8 13 .381 4.53 41 179.0 175 116 90 17 104 1.559 8.8 0.9 5.2
3 John Crocco 24 5 10 .333 5.93 32 123.0 146 95 81 15 62 1.691 10.7 1.1 4.5
4 Virgil Giovannoni 21 3 3 .500 6.51 17 65.0 83 56 47 10 21 1.600 11.5 1.4 2.9
5 Mel Held 21 2 3 .400 6.71 20 63.0 87 56 47 6 30 1.857 12.4 0.9 4.3
6 Don Larsen 20 6 4 .600 3.14 21 106.0 103 53 37 3 38 1.330 8.7 0.3 3.2
7 John O'Donnell* 23 16 9 .640 4.06 39 186.0 198 100 84 13 70 1.441 9.6 0.6 3.4
8 Bill Pilgram 21 7 11 .389 4.38 33 152.0 143 103 74 12 102 1.612 8.5 0.7 6.0
9 Bob Turley 19 11 14 .440 4.28 40 208.0 213 120 99 12 118 1.591 9.2 0.5 5.1
9 Players 21.4 77 77 .500 155 155 851

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
William Bordt 41 0.00
Bob Turley 40 0.00
John O'Donnell 39 0.00
Mike Blyzka 36 0.00
Bill Pilgram 33 0.00
John Crocco 32 0.00
Don Larsen 21 0.00
Mel Held 20 0.00
Virgil Giovannoni 17 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Bobby Balcena 24 R L 5' 7.0" 160 Aug 1, 1925 San Pedro, CA, US
Mike Blyzka 21 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Dec 25, 1928 Hamtramck, MI, US
William Bordt 22 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1928
Robert Caffery 21 L R 5' 11.0" 170 1929
John Crocco 24 R R 6' 1.0" 184 Jan 23, 1926 Modesto, CA, US
Perry Currin 21 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Sep 27, 1928 Washington, DC, US
Silvio DiMenna 24 L 5' 10.0" 175 Sep 27, 1925
George Elder 29 L R 5' 11.0" 180 Mar 10, 1921 Lebanon, KY, US
Edward Fowler 27 R 5' 11.0" 180 1923
Virgil Giovannoni 21 R R 6' 4.0" 230 Jun 8, 1929 San Francisco, CA, US
Mel Held 21 R R 6' 1.0" 178 Apr 12, 1929 Edon, OH, US
Charles Hopkins 24 R 6' 0.0" 197 1926
Steve Kovach 24 R 6' 0.0" 180 1926
Don Larsen 20 R R 6' 4.0" 215 Aug 7, 1929 Michigan City, IN, US
Robert Mainzer 23 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Sep 1, 1926 Chicago, IL, US
Jimmy Morgan 27 R 6' 0.0" 160 Feb 26, 1923
Angelo Nardella 21 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Sep 24, 1928 Bath, PA, US
John Novosel 32 R 5' 11.0" 190 Apr 6, 1918
John O'Donnell 23 L L 5' 11.0" 163 1927
Bill Pilgram 21 R R 6' 3.0" 190 1929
Carl Powis 22 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jan 11, 1928 Philadelphia, PA, US
Paul Salata -- Unknown
Chris Sidaris 22 R 5' 9.0" 185 1928
Bob Turley 19 R R 6' 2.0" 215 Sep 19, 1930 Troy, IL, US
Bob Wakefield 26 R 6' 1.0" 195 Oct 28, 1923 IL, US

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