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1950 Columbus Red Birds

1950 > Class AAA > 1950 American Association
Overall: 84-69
Scored 665 runs, Allowed 634 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-73

Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals-NL
Manager: Rollie Hemsley
Represented: Columbus, OH
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1949 / 1951

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 Luis Arroyo* 23 33 45 39 7 9 0 1 0 2 0 3 6 .231 .286 .282 .568 11 2 0 3
2 Vern Benson* 25 119 439 363 75 92 18 7 8 55 4 71 55 .253 .378 .408 .786 148 4 2 3
3 Roy Broome 29 112 446 407 49 113 15 4 3 55 6 37 42 .278 .338 .356 .694 145 18 0 2
4 Mike Clark 28 29 47 44 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 .136 .156 .159 .315 7 3 0 2
5 Billy Costa 30 150 565 510 60 134 22 3 1 55 7 51 28 .263 .332 .324 .656 165 17 2 2
6 Jack Crimian 24 43 39 36 3 6 0 1 0 2 0 3 8 .167 .231 .222 .453 8 1 0 0
7 Cot Deal# 27 38 77 68 1 12 0 0 0 5 0 9 15 .176 .273 .176 .449 12 3 0 0
8 Charlie Frey* 21 2 2 1 .500
9 Les Fusselman 29 20 54 50 4 9 0 2 0 2 0 4 5 .180 .241 .260 .501 13 3 0 0
10 Bob Habenicht 24 42 50 48 2 5 0 1 0 5 0 1 17 .104 .122 .146 .268 7 1 0 1
11 Harvey Haddix* 24 35 96 86 11 20 2 2 1 13 0 9 16 .233 .305 .337 .642 29 0 0 1
12 Rollie Hemsley 43 12 18 17 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 .118 .118 .118 .235 2 0 0 1
13 Solly Hemus* 27 84 354 296 51 88 23 4 6 49 11 48 26 .297 .407 .463 .870 137 9 7 3
14 Roy Hughes 39 63 199 172 23 43 9 1 1 11 2 26 13 .250 .348 .331 .680 57 0 0 1
15 Russ Kerns* 29 14 32 26 0 4 1 0 0 5 0 6 3 .154 .313 .192 .505 5 1 0 0
16 Kurt Krieger 23 27 75 72 5 12 2 2 1 8 0 0 22 .167 .167 .292 .458 21 0 0 3
17 Johnny Lindell 33 5 10 2 .200
18 Gene Major 25 18 38 37 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 14 .162 .162 .216 .378 8 0 0 1
19 Fred Marolewski 21 4 15 3 .200
20 Mel McGaha 23 17 52 50 3 11 3 2 0 5 1 1 5 .220 .235 .360 .595 18 2 0 1
21 Larry Miggins 24 146 586 532 73 149 26 9 18 92 4 46 69 .280 .344 .464 .808 247 23 6 2
22 Vincent Moreci* 20 14 52 43 6 8 1 0 1 5 0 9 8 .186 .327 .279 .606 12 1 0 0
23 Glen Moulder 32 8 19 3 .158
24 Mo Mozzali* 27 115 424 375 74 115 20 4 4 47 3 46 37 .307 .384 .413 .797 155 10 1 2
25 Michael Natisin* 33 73 235 195 21 45 10 1 3 28 0 40 20 .231 .362 .338 .700 66 5 0 0
26 Rocky Nelson* 25 48 197 184 25 77 16 2 7 40 2 13 4 .418 .457 .641 1.098 118 5 0 0
27 Bill Sarni 22 132 475 429 52 120 21 8 3 47 2 42 37 .280 .347 .387 .734 166 14 2 2
28 Strick Shofner* 30 126 489 439 56 106 27 6 10 54 0 44 58 .241 .311 .399 .709 175 10 0 6
29 Ben Steiner* 28 70 225 197 26 48 3 3 0 17 2 27 20 .244 .338 .289 .627 57 2 1 0
30 David Thomas 26 9 2 1 .500
31 Harry Walker* 33 41 181 144 26 40 11 2 3 14 2 31 16 .278 .412 .444 .857 64 1 2 4
31 Players 27.4 153 5549 4910 665 1290 233 66 72 625 46 574 575 .263 .343 .381 .724 1871 137 24 41
* - 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 Luis Arroyo* 23 4 4 .500 4.11 33 8 3 0 116.0 107 62 53 77 64 7 0 9 1.586 8.3 6.0 5.0 0.83
2 Joseph Chuka 27 0 0 1 1.0
3 Mike Clark 28 9 10 .474 5.07 29 19 5 1 135.0 146 87 76 55 75 5 3 3 1.489 9.7 3.7 5.0 1.36
4 Jack Crimian 24 6 8 .429 4.65 43 9 3 0 122.0 127 68 63 47 52 3 1 1 1.426 9.4 3.5 3.8 1.11
5 Cot Deal 27 10 14 .417 4.61 29 24 13 2 166.0 174 98 85 97 65 1 1 9 1.633 9.4 5.3 3.5 0.67
6 George Eyrich 25 0 0 1 2.0
7 Jack Faszholz 23 0 1 .000 189.00 2 0 0.1 4 7 7 1 2 0 1 0 0 18.000 108.0 27.0 54.0 0.0 0.00
8 Bob Habenicht 24 10 10 .500 3.73 40 20 9 4 157.0 140 67 65 59 73 2 1 2 1.268 8.0 3.4 4.2 1.24
9 Harvey Haddix* 24 18 6 .750 2.70 30 27 17 4 217.0 192 76 65 59 160 2 0 5 1.157 8.0 2.4 6.6 2.71
10 Kurt Krieger 23 17 5 .773 3.50 27 26 14 3 193.0 166 80 75 101 85 1 0 5 1.383 7.7 4.7 4.0 0.84
11 Gene Major 25 4 8 .333 4.81 18 13 5 1 101.0 109 58 54 54 36 5 1 4 1.614 9.7 4.8 3.2 0.67
12 Glen Moulder 32 5 2 .714 3.12 8 7 4 1 49.0 49 22 17 11 17 1 0 1 1.224 9.0 2.0 3.1 1.55
13 David Thomas 26 1 1 .500 3.71 9 0 17.0 14 7 7 0 12 9 1 0 0 1.529 7.4 0.0 6.4 4.8 0.75
13 Players 25.0 84 69 .549 153 153 634
* - 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
Bill Sarni 130 597 58 7 9 .989 5.04 9
Les Fusselman 16 67 14 6 2 .931 5.06 1
Russ Kerns 13 42 9 0 2 1.000 3.92 5

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mo Mozzali 87 587 41 8 78 .987 7.22
Michael Natisin 54 386 35 1 47 .998 7.80
Rocky Nelson 15 111 11 1 8 .992 8.13

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Solly Hemus 84 234 238 8 69 .983 5.62
Ben Steiner 52 131 121 9 28 .966 4.85
Roy Hughes 14 39 34 2 13 .973 5.21
Vern Benson 10 29 27 4 7 .933 5.60

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Strick Shofner 126 120 234 20 26 .947 2.81
Roy Hughes 33 31 46 5 5 .939 2.33

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Billy Costa 150 285 446 39 105 .949 4.87

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Larry Miggins 146 248 6 8 0 .969 1.74
Roy Broome 112 286 9 4 2 .987 2.63
Vern Benson 102 178 4 2 2 .989 1.78
Harry Walker 41 117 5 3 0 .976 2.98
Rocky Nelson 34 56 1 1 0 .983 1.68
Mel McGaha 16 14 1 2 0 .882 0.94
Vincent Moreci 11 22 0 1 0 .957 2.00
Mo Mozzali 11 10 1 2 0 .846 1.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jack Crimian 43 2 33 3 4 .921 0.81
Bob Habenicht 40 5 29 0 3 1.000 0.85
Luis Arroyo 33 3 19 3 2 .880 0.67
Harvey Haddix 30 11 34 4 3 .918 1.50
Mike Clark 29 8 37 0 2 1.000 1.55
Cot Deal 29 12 34 3 5 .939 1.59
Kurt Krieger 27 11 23 2 1 .944 1.26
Gene Major 18 12 25 0 1 1.000 2.06
David Thomas 9 0.00
Glen Moulder 8 0.00
Jack Faszholz 2 0.00
Joseph Chuka 1 0.00
George Eyrich 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Luis Arroyo 23 L L 5' 8.0" 178 Feb 18, 1927 Penuelas, PR
Vern Benson 25 L R 5' 10.0" 160 Sep 19, 1924 Granite Quarry, NC, US
Roy Broome 29 R R 5' 11.0" 160 Feb 17, 1921 Norwood, NC, US
Joseph Chuka 27 R R 6' 0.0" 190 1923
Mike Clark 28 R R 6' 4.0" 190 Feb 12, 1922 Camden, NJ, US
Billy Costa 30 R 5' 6.0" 155 Feb 11, 1920
Jack Crimian 24 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Feb 17, 1926 Philadelphia, PA, US
Cot Deal 27 S R 5' 10.0" 185 Jan 23, 1923 Arapaho, OK, US
George Eyrich 25 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Mar 3, 1925 Reading, PA, US
Jack Faszholz 23 R R 6' 3.0" 205 Apr 11, 1927 St. Louis, MO, US
Charlie Frey 21 L 5' 7.0" 165 Aug 16, 1928 Lemay, MO, US
Les Fusselman 29 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Mar 7, 1921 Pryor, OK, US
Bob Habenicht 24 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Feb 13, 1926 St. Louis, MO, US
Harvey Haddix 24 L L 5' 9.0" 170 Sep 18, 1925 Medway, OH, US
Rollie Hemsley 43 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Jun 24, 1907 Syracuse, OH, US
Solly Hemus 27 L R 5' 9.0" 165 Apr 17, 1923 Phoenix, AZ, US
Roy Hughes 39 R R 5' 10.0" 167 Jan 11, 1911 Cincinnati, OH, US
Russ Kerns 29 L R 6' 0.0" 188 Nov 10, 1920 Fremont, OH, US
Kurt Krieger 23 R R 6' 3.0" 212 Sep 16, 1926 Traisen, AT
Johnny Lindell 33 R R 6' 4.0" 217 Aug 30, 1916 Greeley, CO, US
Gene Major 25 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 7, 1925
Fred Marolewski 21 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Oct 6, 1928 Chicago, IL, US
Mel McGaha 23 R R 6' 2.0" 198 Sep 26, 1926 Bastrop, LA, US
Larry Miggins 24 R R 6' 4.0" 198 Aug 20, 1925 Bronx, NY, US
Vincent Moreci 20 L L 5' 10.0" 190 Oct 11, 1929 San Francisco, CA, US
Glen Moulder 32 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Sep 28, 1917 Cleveland, OK, US
Mo Mozzali 27 L L 5' 10.0" 158 Dec 12, 1922 Louisville, KY, US
Michael Natisin 33 L 5' 10.0" 176 Oct 31, 1916 Alpha, NJ, US
Rocky Nelson 25 L L 5' 10.0" 175 Nov 18, 1924 Portsmouth, OH, US
Bill Sarni 22 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Sep 19, 1927 Los Angeles, CA, US
Strick Shofner 30 L R 5' 10.0" 187 Jul 23, 1919 Crawford, TX, US
Ben Steiner 28 L R 5' 11.0" 165 Jul 28, 1921 Alexandria, VA, US
David Thomas 26 R R 5' 9.0" 150 Jul 6, 1923
Harry Walker 33 L R 6' 2.0" 175 Oct 22, 1916 Pascagoula, MS, US

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