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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
1Bob Anderson19336713402.194.34323
2Walter Babcock2373
3Ray Bellino2214548511720010.241.344167
4Frank Bernardi2234
5Donald Biebel239926759932.221.30080
6Robert Cooke19512
7Dave Cunningham2514750814631230.287.533271
8Dick Drott1868
9Don Eaddy217132000.154.1542
10Umberto Flammini*2731234100.174.2175
11Gene Fodge2349859301.106.17615
12Russ Gragg*2132
13Eddie Haas*20752608416112.323.531138
14Paul Hoffmeister2619163000.188.1883
15John Kreuter*216017239813.227.33758
16Al Lary2610144101.286.5718
17Don Lauters24309418421.191.30929
18Jimmie McDaniel2213343910321224.235.456200
19Bob McKee2215053614923314.278.410220
20Paul Menking2631496101.122.20410
21Wes Moore21819
22Vern Morgan*269734610420410.301.468162
23John Olczak*2211165100.313.3756
24Joseph Pearson*2288298721505.242.342102
25Les Peden3152155451105.290.45871
26Johnny Pramesa294311641608.353.61271
27Guy Reese*2321
28Bob Rivich23185410411.185.35219
29Don Robertson*244011328425.248.45151
30Joe Stanka23297512302.160.28021
31Dwight Stoddard#2421324000.125.1254
32Bob Thorpe2029468100.174.1969
33Burdette Thurlby*261415291422759.268.389206
34Dick Tindall2213409101.225.32513
35Don Watkins3035183000.167.1673
36Casey Wise#22362100.333.5003
36 Players23.61525686492172312502382614867159655901.254.339.403.74219846842
* - 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
1Bob Anderson19115.6883.743121166.016179699901.5128.70.54.9
2Walter Babcock23101.0007
3Dick Drott1804.0005.886326.0261917221.8469.07.6
4Umberto Flammini*2725.2866.6031575.09977557501.98711.90.86.0
5Gene Fodge231610.6152.283629225.018582573891.2187.40.13.6
6Paul Hoffmeister2645.4444.8219256.04932305441.6617.90.87.1
7Al Lary2633.5004.11946.0492321281.6749.65.5
8Jimmie McDaniel22002
9Paul Menking2689.4714.393118158.0183877710431.43010.40.62.4
10Samuel Nunn20003
11Guy Reese*2301.0002
12Joe Stanka23179.6543.432928210.01991008018741.3008.50.83.2
13Dwight Stoddard2439.2505.04211191.095615112421.5059.41.24.2
14Bob Thorpe201010.5003.652922153.014279629431.2098.40.52.5
15Don Watkins3024.3335.9235573.09353485241.60311.50.63.0
15 Players23.67774.510152152708
* - 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


Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Bob Anderson19RR6' 4.0"210Sep 29, 1935East Chicago, IN, US
Walter Babcock23RR6' 1.0"1801932
Ray Bellino22RR6' 0.0"175Dec 3, 1932Jersey City, NJ, US
Frank Bernardi22RL5' 9.0"175Jun 17, 1933Highland Park, IL, US
Donald Biebel23R5' 10.0"1901932
Robert Cooke19R5' 10.0"1751936
Dave Cunningham25RR6' 0.0"175Dec 3, 1929San Pedro, CA, US
Dick Drott18RR6' 0.0"185Jul 1, 1936Cincinnati, OH, US
Don Eaddy21RR5' 11.0"165Feb 16, 1934Grand Rapids, MI, US
Umberto Flammini27LL5' 10.0"1751928
Gene Fodge23RR6' 0.0"175Jul 9, 1931South Bend, IN, US
Russ Gragg21LR6' 1.0"1751934
Eddie Haas20LR5' 11.0"178May 26, 1935Paducah, KY, US
Paul Hoffmeister26RR6' 4.0"215Dec 23, 1928East Chicago, IL, US
John Kreuter21LL6' 0.0"190Jun 4, 1934Metropolis, IL, US
Al Lary26RR6' 3.0"185Sep 26, 1928Northport, AL, US
Don Lauters24RR5' 6.0"160Jan 12, 1931Sioux City, IA, US
Jimmie McDaniel22RR6' 2.0"181Dec 14, 1932Marshall, MO, US
Bob McKee22R5' 11.0"170Aug 31, 1932Davenport, IA, US
Paul Menking26RR5' 10.0"190Feb 26, 1929Arlington, NE, US
Wes Moore21RR6' 2.0"180Feb 1, 1934Santa Monica, CA, US
Vern Morgan26LR6' 1.0"190Aug 8, 1928Emporia, VA, US
Samuel Nunn20RR6' 4.0"195Sep 20, 1934Los Angeles, CA, US
John Olczak22LL5' 8.0"1701933
Joseph Pearson22L6' 0.0"1871933
Les Peden31RR6' 1.0"212Sep 17, 1923Azle, TX, US
Johnny Pramesa29RR6' 2.0"210Aug 28, 1925Barton, OH, US
Guy Reese23LL6' 0.0"1751932
Bob Rivich23RR5' 11.0"184Sep 12, 1931East Chicago, IN, US
Don Robertson24LL5' 10.0"180Oct 15, 1930Harvey, IL, US
Joe Stanka23RR6' 6.0"201Jul 23, 1931Hammon, OK, US
Dwight Stoddard24SR6' 1.0"170Jun 1, 1931Detroit, MI, US
Bob Thorpe20RR6' 1.0"170Jun 12, 1935San Diego, CA, US
Burdette Thurlby26L6' 2.0"190Sep 22, 1928Kirkland, IL, US
Dick Tindall22R6' 2.0"225Dec 1, 1932Trenton, NJ, US
Don Watkins30RR6' 0.0"180Sep 12, 1924Nokomis, IL, US
Casey Wise22SR6' 0.0"170Sep 8, 1932Lafayette, IN, US

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