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1955 Des Moines Bruins

1955 > Class A > 1955 Western League
Overall: 77-74
Scored 723 runs, Allowed 708 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 77-74

Affiliation: Chicago Cubs-NL
Manager: Les Peden and Burdette Thurlby
Represented: Des Moines, IA
Ballpark: Sec Taylor Stadium (I) (Des Moines, IA)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1954 / 1956

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 Bob Anderson 19 33 67 13 4 0 2 .194 .343 23
2 Walter Babcock 23 7 3
3 Ray Bellino 22 145 485 117 20 0 10 .241 .344 167
4 Frank Bernardi 22 3 4
5 Donald Biebel 23 99 267 59 9 3 2 .221 .300 80
6 Robert Cooke 19 5 12
7 Dave Cunningham 25 147 508 146 31 2 30 .287 .533 271
8 Dick Drott 18 6 8
9 Don Eaddy 21 7 13 2 0 0 0 .154 .154 2
10 Umberto Flammini* 27 31 23 4 1 0 0 .174 .217 5
11 Gene Fodge 23 49 85 9 3 0 1 .106 .176 15
12 Russ Gragg* 21 3 2
13 Eddie Haas* 20 75 260 84 16 1 12 .323 .531 138
14 Paul Hoffmeister 26 19 16 3 0 0 0 .188 .188 3
15 John Kreuter* 21 60 172 39 8 1 3 .227 .337 58
16 Al Lary 26 10 14 4 1 0 1 .286 .571 8
17 Don Lauters 24 30 94 18 4 2 1 .191 .309 29
18 Jimmie McDaniel 22 133 439 103 21 2 24 .235 .456 200
19 Bob McKee 22 150 536 149 23 3 14 .278 .410 220
20 Paul Menking 26 31 49 6 1 0 1 .122 .204 10
21 Wes Moore 21 8 19
22 Vern Morgan* 26 97 346 104 20 4 10 .301 .468 162
23 John Olczak* 22 11 16 5 1 0 0 .313 .375 6
24 Joseph Pearson* 22 88 298 72 15 0 5 .242 .342 102
25 Les Peden 31 52 155 45 11 0 5 .290 .458 71
26 Johnny Pramesa 29 43 116 41 6 0 8 .353 .612 71
27 Guy Reese* 23 2 1
28 Bob Rivich 23 18 54 10 4 1 1 .185 .352 19
29 Don Robertson* 24 40 113 28 4 2 5 .248 .451 51
30 Joe Stanka 23 29 75 12 3 0 2 .160 .280 21
31 Dwight Stoddard# 24 21 32 4 0 0 0 .125 .125 4
32 Bob Thorpe 20 29 46 8 1 0 0 .174 .196 9
33 Burdette Thurlby* 26 141 529 142 27 5 9 .268 .389 206
34 Dick Tindall 22 13 40 9 1 0 1 .225 .325 13
35 Don Watkins 30 35 18 3 0 0 0 .167 .167 3
36 Casey Wise# 22 3 6 2 1 0 0 .333 .500 3
36 Players 23.6 152 5686 4921 723 1250 238 26 148 671 59 655 901 .254 .339 .403 .742 1984 68 42
* - 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 Bob Anderson 19 11 5 .688 3.74 31 21 166.0 161 79 69 9 90 1.512 8.7 0.5 4.9
2 Walter Babcock 23 1 0 1.000 7
3 Dick Drott 18 0 4 .000 5.88 6 3 26.0 26 19 17 22 1.846 9.0 7.6
4 Umberto Flammini* 27 2 5 .286 6.60 31 5 75.0 99 77 55 7 50 1.987 11.9 0.8 6.0
5 Gene Fodge 23 16 10 .615 2.28 36 29 225.0 185 82 57 3 89 1.218 7.4 0.1 3.6
6 Paul Hoffmeister 26 4 5 .444 4.82 19 2 56.0 49 32 30 5 44 1.661 7.9 0.8 7.1
7 Al Lary 26 3 3 .500 4.11 9 46.0 49 23 21 28 1.674 9.6 5.5
8 Jimmie McDaniel 22 0 0 2
9 Paul Menking 26 8 9 .471 4.39 31 18 158.0 183 87 77 10 43 1.430 10.4 0.6 2.4
10 Samuel Nunn 20 0 0 3
11 Guy Reese* 23 0 1 .000 2
12 Joe Stanka 23 17 9 .654 3.43 29 28 210.0 199 100 80 18 74 1.300 8.5 0.8 3.2
13 Dwight Stoddard 24 3 9 .250 5.04 21 11 91.0 95 61 51 12 42 1.505 9.4 1.2 4.2
14 Bob Thorpe 20 10 10 .500 3.65 29 22 153.0 142 79 62 9 43 1.209 8.4 0.5 2.5
15 Don Watkins 30 2 4 .333 5.92 35 5 73.0 93 53 48 5 24 1.603 11.5 0.6 3.0
15 Players 23.6 77 74 .510 152 152 708
* - 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
Gene Fodge 36 0.00
Don Watkins 35 0.00
Bob Anderson 31 0.00
Umberto Flammini 31 0.00
Paul Menking 31 0.00
Joe Stanka 29 0.00
Bob Thorpe 29 0.00
Dwight Stoddard 21 0.00
Paul Hoffmeister 19 0.00
Al Lary 9 0.00
Walter Babcock 7 0.00
Dick Drott 6 0.00
Samuel Nunn 3 0.00
Guy Reese 2 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Bob Anderson 19 R R 6' 4.0" 210 Sep 29, 1935 East Chicago, IN, US
Walter Babcock 23 R R 6' 1.0" 180 1932
Ray Bellino 22 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Dec 3, 1932 Jersey City, NJ, US
Frank Bernardi 22 R L 5' 9.0" 175 Jun 17, 1933 Highland Park, IL, US
Donald Biebel 23 R 5' 10.0" 190 1932
Robert Cooke 19 R 5' 10.0" 175 1936
Dave Cunningham 25 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Dec 3, 1929 San Pedro, CA, US
Dick Drott 18 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jul 1, 1936 Cincinnati, OH, US
Don Eaddy 21 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Feb 16, 1934 Grand Rapids, MI, US
Umberto Flammini 27 L L 5' 10.0" 175 1928
Gene Fodge 23 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Jul 9, 1931 South Bend, IN, US
Russ Gragg 21 L R 6' 1.0" 175 1934
Eddie Haas 20 L R 5' 11.0" 178 May 26, 1935 Paducah, KY, US
Paul Hoffmeister 26 R R 6' 4.0" 215 Dec 23, 1928 East Chicago, IL, US
John Kreuter 21 L L 6' 0.0" 190 Jun 4, 1934 Metropolis, IL, US
Al Lary 26 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Sep 26, 1928 Northport, AL, US
Don Lauters 24 R R 5' 6.0" 160 Jan 12, 1931 Sioux City, IA, US
Jimmie McDaniel 22 R R 6' 2.0" 181 Dec 14, 1932 Marshall, MO, US
Bob McKee 22 R 5' 11.0" 170 Aug 31, 1932 Davenport, IA, US
Paul Menking 26 R R 5' 10.0" 190 Feb 26, 1929 Arlington, NE, US
Wes Moore 21 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Feb 1, 1934 Santa Monica, CA, US
Vern Morgan 26 L R 6' 1.0" 190 Aug 8, 1928 Emporia, VA, US
Samuel Nunn 20 R R 6' 4.0" 195 Sep 20, 1934 Los Angeles, CA, US
John Olczak 22 L L 5' 8.0" 170 1933
Joseph Pearson 22 L 6' 0.0" 187 1933
Les Peden 31 R R 6' 1.0" 212 Sep 17, 1923 Azle, TX, US
Johnny Pramesa 29 R R 6' 2.0" 210 Aug 28, 1925 Barton, OH, US
Guy Reese 23 L L 6' 0.0" 175 1932
Bob Rivich 23 R R 5' 11.0" 184 Sep 12, 1931 East Chicago, IN, US
Don Robertson 24 L L 5' 10.0" 180 Oct 15, 1930 Harvey, IL, US
Joe Stanka 23 R R 6' 6.0" 201 Jul 23, 1931 Hammon, OK, US
Dwight Stoddard 24 S R 6' 1.0" 170 Jun 1, 1931 Detroit, MI, US
Bob Thorpe 20 R R 6' 1.0" 170 Jun 12, 1935 San Diego, CA, US
Burdette Thurlby 26 L 6' 2.0" 190 Sep 22, 1928 Kirkland, IL, US
Dick Tindall 22 R 6' 2.0" 225 Dec 1, 1932 Trenton, NJ, US
Don Watkins 30 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Sep 12, 1924 Nokomis, IL, US
Casey Wise 22 S R 6' 0.0" 170 Sep 8, 1932 Lafayette, IN, US

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