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1939 Eau Claire Bears

1939 > Class D > 1939 Northern League
Overall: n/a

Affiliation: Chicago Cubs-NL
Manager: Ivy Griffin
Represented: Eau Claire, WI
Ballpark: Carson Park (Eau Claire, WI)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1938 / 1940

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 Don Anderson 20 117 503 150 30 3 1 .298 .376 189
2 Tony Angaran? 20 12 12 3 0 0 0 .250 .250 3 Stats for 2 teams
3 Edward Butkovich? -- 103 352 71 13 6 5 .202 .315 111
4 Vince Castino 21 83 280 86 21 2 4 .307 .439 123 Stats for 2 teams
5 John Dziura 21 119 456 129 24 2 0 .283 .344 157
6 Walter Ebel 26 63 216 62 8 2 3 .287 .384 83
7 Mel Erickson 23 25 38 5 1 0 0 .132 .158 6 Stats for 2 teams
8 Robert Essex 22 33 77 10 0 0 0 .130 .130 10
9 Tony Franko* 22 10 37 8 1 1 1 .216 .378 14
10 Charles Gerlach* 24 32 92 20 1 0 1 .217 .261 24
11 Burton Gilstad? 20 10 13 2 0 0 0 .154 .154 2
12 Ivy Griffin* 42 19 23 6 0 1 0 .261 .348 8
13 Glenn Grimes* 23 108 374 117 20 12 2 .313 .447 167
14 Marvin Hamilton? -- 11 27 11 2 0 0 .407 .481 13
15 John Hendricks? 22 16 51 19 0 0 0 .373 .373 19
16 Ralph Hendrix* 22 35 89 12 4 0 0 .135 .180 16
17 Charles Herich 21 83 288 66 9 2 2 .229 .295 85
18 Marvin Janes* 23 95 330 100 16 5 5 .303 .427 141 Stats for 2 teams
19 Byron Murray? -- 12 38 10 1 0 1 .263 .368 14 Stats for 2 teams
20 Peter Negri* -- 44 166 42 10 2 5 .253 .428 71 Stats for 2 teams
21 John Nieman 23 118 433 121 15 4 2 .279 .346 150
22 Paul Ninnemann 21 25 50 10 3 0 0 .200 .260 13
23 Lilburne Odom 25 48 177 50 12 1 5 .282 .446 79
24 John Plad? -- 11 22 3 0 0 0 .136 .136 3 Stats for 2 teams
25 Joe Sosnouski 21 17 33 7 2 0 0 .212 .273 9
26 Charlie Sproull 20 26 49 8 1 1 0 .163 .224 11
26 Players 22.3
* - 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 Mel Erickson 23 4 6 .400 4.28 25 101.0 132 66 48 29 1.594 11.8 2.6 Stats for 2 teams
2 Robert Essex 22 10 13 .435 3.42 33 216.0 219 115 82 104 1.495 9.1 4.3
3 Marvin Hamilton? -- 6 2 .750 3.27 9 55.0 68 25 20 18 1.564 11.1 2.9
4 Ralph Hendrix 22 15 11 .577 3.57 34 227.0 227 122 90 75 1.330 9.0 3.0
5 Paul Ninnemann 21 10 6 .625 4.23 24 134.0 138 71 63 38 1.313 9.3 2.6
6 Joe Sosnouski? 21 4 6 .400 3.86 17 84.0 80 52 36 47 1.512 8.6 5.0
7 Charlie Sproull 20 5 12 .294 5.61 26 130.0 148 107 81 75 1.715 10.2 5.2
7 Players 21.6
* - 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
Edward Butkovich 103 541 82 21 .967 6.05
Vince Castino 82 480 72 10 .982 6.73 Stats for 2 teams

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Don Anderson 117 1043 53 18 .984 9.37

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Nieman 118 274 288 34 .943 4.76

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Charles Herich 83 88 160 21 .922 2.99
Walter Ebel 36 50 55 11 .905 2.92

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Dziura 119 223 326 45 .924 4.61

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Glenn Grimes 107 187 9 3 .985 1.83
Marvin Janes 86 116 4 5 .960 1.40 Stats for 2 teams
Lilburne Odom 48 99 4 3 .972 2.15
Peter Negri 43 60 3 4 .940 1.47 Stats for 2 teams
Charles Gerlach 27 47 1 4 .923 1.78
John Hendricks 14 23 1 0 1.000 1.71
Byron Murray 11 10 0 1 .909 0.91 Stats for 2 teams

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ralph Hendrix 34 0.00
Robert Essex 33 0.00
Charlie Sproull 26 0.00
Mel Erickson 25 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Paul Ninnemann 24 0.00
Joe Sosnouski 17 0.00
Marvin Hamilton 9 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Don Anderson 20 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Oct 22, 1918 Chicago, IL, US
Tony Angaran 20 R Aug 24, 1918 Highbridge, IA, US
Edward Butkovich -- Unknown
Vince Castino 21 R R 5' 9.0" 175 Oct 11, 1917 Willisville, IL, US
John Dziura 21 R 5' 7.0" 140 1918
Walter Ebel 26 R 5' 9.0" 165 Jul 8, 1912 Miller, RU
Mel Erickson 23 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1916
Robert Essex 22 R R 6' 2.0" 178 1917
Tony Franko 22 L 5' 10.0" 168 1917
Charles Gerlach 24 L 6' 1.0" 182 1915
Burton Gilstad 20 Dec 15, 1918
Ivy Griffin 42 L R 5' 11.0" 180 Nov 16, 1896 Thomasville, AL, US
Glenn Grimes 23 L 6' 0.0" 160 1916
Marvin Hamilton -- Unknown
John Hendricks 22 Aug 7, 1916 Farmersville, IL, US
Ralph Hendrix 22 L R 6' 3.0" 177 1917
Alfred Henning 23 R R 6' 2.0" 165 1916
Charles Herich 21 R 5' 10.0" 165 1918
Royce Hoard 21 Mar 7, 1918
John Hogan 21 R R 6' 0.0" 162 Dec 12, 1917 Milwaukee, WI, US
William Howe -- Unknown
Marvin Janes 23 L 5' 11.0" 184 1916
Walter Jason 20 R R 6' 3.0" 210 1919
Byron Murray -- Unknown
Peter Negri -- L L 165 Unknown
John Nieman 23 R 6' 0.0" 170 1916
Paul Ninnemann 21 R R 6' 0.0" 160 1918
Lilburne Odom 25 R 6' 0.0" 185 1914
Jim Petreman 18 Aug 27, 1920 Zion, IL, US
John Plad -- Unknown
Lee Rowan -- Unknown
Joe Sosnouski 21 R 6' 1.0" 175 Jul 1, 1917
Charlie Sproull 20 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Jan 9, 1919 Taylorsville, GA, US
John Szemczaj -- Unknown
Gerald Thompson -- Unknown
John Yank -- Unknown

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