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1955 Syracuse Chiefs

1955 > Class AAA > 1955 International League
Overall: 74-79
Scored 588 runs, Allowed 663 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 68-85

Affiliation: Philadelphia Phillies-NL
Manager: Skeeter Newsome
Represented: Syracuse, NY
Ballpark: n/a
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 Johnny Blatnik 34 37 115 91 16 28 3 0 4 14 1 22 16 .308 .443 .473 .916 43 1 0 1
2 Bob Bowman 24 141 537 474 74 128 29 4 19 71 7 44 88 .270 .335 .468 .804 222 4 12 3
3 Harold Buckwalter* 23 13 44 39 5 7 0 0 1 3 1 5 3 .179 .273 .256 .529 10 0 0 0
4 Putsy Caballero 27 113 357 320 33 72 11 2 0 25 5 30 16 .225 .291 .272 .563 87 1 3 3
5 Joe Caffie* 24 74 315 283 38 74 8 1 4 22 24 26 59 .261 .328 .339 .667 96 3 1 2
6 Thomas Casagrande* 25 5 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
7 Mel Clark 30 92 355 314 48 95 11 8 6 43 4 29 24 .303 .366 .446 .812 140 4 5 3
8 Jim Command* 26 88 207 191 21 53 11 0 6 30 0 11 23 .277 .312 .429 .742 82 0 2 3
9 Larry DiPippo* 25 12 19 19 1 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 .158 .158 .158 .316 3 0 0 0
10 Joe Erautt 33 69 194 178 15 37 9 0 0 16 0 7 10 .208 .242 .258 .501 46 2 4 3 Stats for 2 teams
11 Don Erickson 23 11 16 15 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 .200 .250 .200 .450 3 0 0 0
12 Turk Farrell 21 33 72 65 7 9 0 0 3 8 0 1 21 .138 .162 .277 .439 18 1 4 1
13 Pancho Herrera 21 18 50 46 7 14 0 1 2 8 0 2 12 .304 .347 .478 .825 22 1 1 0
14 Louis Heyman 35 85 247 211 16 41 7 1 9 27 0 31 43 .194 .299 .365 .664 77 1 3 1
15 Ben Johnson 24 33 35 31 3 6 0 0 1 3 0 3 11 .194 .265 .290 .555 9 0 1 0
16 Ted Kazanski 21 140 542 479 62 147 25 4 9 62 7 56 54 .307 .379 .432 .811 207 2 1 4
17 Thornton Kipper 26 11 19 19 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 .211 .211 .263 .474 5 0 0 0
18 Angelo LiPetri 25 14 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0
19 Joe Lonnett 28 26 70 60 8 17 1 1 2 8 0 7 10 .283 .386 .433 .819 26 3 0 0
20 Lynn Lovenguth* 32 43 69 64 5 15 2 0 1 8 0 2 10 .234 .258 .313 .570 20 0 3 0
21 Mickey Micelotta 26 127 489 435 49 106 16 9 10 54 8 43 53 .244 .309 .391 .700 170 0 7 4
22 Ed Mierkowicz 31 68 248 212 19 51 7 1 2 27 2 30 19 .241 .331 .311 .642 66 1 0 5
23 Seth Morehead* 20 32 58 51 2 7 1 0 0 1 0 3 16 .137 .185 .157 .342 8 0 4 0
24 Larry Novak* 23 36 111 98 9 29 5 0 0 4 0 11 11 .296 .360 .347 .707 34 0 0 2
25 Jim Owens 21 31 80 70 9 7 1 0 0 3 0 6 21 .100 .169 .114 .283 8 0 3 1
26 Jack Parks* 27 18 60 53 6 10 0 0 1 6 0 5 7 .189 .271 .245 .516 13 1 1 0
27 Kent Peterson 29 35 15 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 .077 .200 .077 .277 1 0 0 0
28 John Pfeiffer 24 5 5 1 .200
29 Don Richmond* 35 89 260 225 37 69 6 4 0 20 3 31 13 .307 .390 .369 .759 83 1 1 2
30 Gene Snyder 24 9 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
31 Jack Spring 22 36 42 33 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 5 14 .182 .289 .242 .532 8 0 4 0
32 Benjamin Tompkins 26 114 427 382 40 96 10 3 6 29 3 36 37 .251 .318 .340 .659 130 2 6 1
33 Joe Tully 27 4 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
34 Jim Westlake* 24 144 551 447 64 117 30 1 4 41 6 83 80 .262 .379 .360 .739 161 4 13 4
35 Marvin Williams* 25 7 5 1 .200
36 Benny Zientara 37 3 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
37 Edward Zinker 26 47 18 18 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 .111 .111 .167 .278 3 0 0 0
37 Players 26.5 154 5545 4860 588 1234 189 41 90 531 68 537 698 .254 .329 .365 .694 1775 29 76 43
* - 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 John Anderson 25 0 0 1
2 Thomas Casagrande* 25 0 2 .000 5
3 Don Erickson 23 1 3 .250 11
4 Turk Farrell 21 12 12 .500 3.94 33 30 11 2 185.0 196 93 81 5 69 69 8 1 9 1.432 9.5 0.2 3.4 3.4 1.00
5 Arthur Hartley 32 0 1 .000 5 Stats for 2 teams
6 Ben Johnson 24 6 8 .429 5.12 32 9 1 0 95.0 103 56 54 7 30 43 2 0 1 1.400 9.8 0.7 2.8 4.1 1.43
7 Thornton Kipper 26 3 3 .500 2.34 11 4 2 0 50.0 39 14 13 3 18 21 1 0 1 1.140 7.0 0.5 3.2 3.8 1.17
8 Angelo LiPetri 25 1 0 1.000 14
9 Lynn Lovenguth 32 15 8 .652 2.52 39 16 12 4 168.0 149 52 47 7 57 103 3 1 2 1.226 8.0 0.4 3.1 5.5 1.81
10 Hank Mason 24 0 0 4
11 Seth Morehead* 20 8 13 .381 3.80 29 26 7 1 161.0 154 85 68 6 73 115 5 2 6 1.410 8.6 0.3 4.1 6.4 1.58
12 Jim Owens 21 15 11 .577 3.11 31 27 18 0 211.0 171 90 73 10 124 161 2 0 13 1.398 7.3 0.4 5.3 6.9 1.30
13 Kent Peterson* 29 3 5 .375 7.03 31 9 1 0 73.0 93 60 57 14 31 35 2 1 2 1.699 11.5 1.7 3.8 4.3 1.13
14 Gene Snyder* 24 1 2 .333 9
15 Jack Spring* 22 7 8 .467 4.00 30 19 5 0 135.0 145 68 60 11 44 55 1 0 2 1.400 9.7 0.7 2.9 3.7 1.25
16 Joe Tully 27 0 1 .000 4
17 Marvin Williams* 25 1 1 .500 6
18 Edward Zinker 26 1 2 .333 4.29 47 1 0 0 84.0 83 47 40 8 46 53 3 0 1 1.536 8.9 0.9 4.9 5.7 1.15
18 Players 24.3 74 79 .484 154 154 663
* - 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
Louis Heyman 80 379 20 7 5 .983 4.99 8
Joe Erautt 61 246 27 3 5 .989 4.48 3 Stats for 2 teams
Jim Command 39 135 14 1 3 .993 3.82 2
Joe Lonnett 22 94 4 0 1 1.000 4.45 1
Jack Parks 16 58 5 1 1 .984 3.94 1

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Westlake 139 1225 104 19 140 .986 9.56
Pancho Herrera 13 104 11 1 9 .991 8.85

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Putsy Caballero 84 185 219 9 59 .978 4.81
Benjamin Tompkins 80 172 213 3 66 .992 4.81

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ted Kazanski 113 84 239 16 25 .953 2.86
Benjamin Tompkins 25 18 37 6 2 .902 2.20
Jim Command 12 14 17 1 4 .969 2.58

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mickey Micelotta 127 213 440 31 94 .955 5.14
Ted Kazanski 29 51 83 4 22 .971 4.62

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Bowman 140 252 16 11 4 .961 1.91
Mel Clark 91 137 8 2 1 .986 1.59
Joe Caffie 74 199 2 7 1 .966 2.72
Ed Mierkowicz 66 127 8 2 2 .985 2.05
Don Richmond 56 83 1 2 0 .977 1.50
Larry Novak 26 33 0 1 0 .971 1.27
Johnny Blatnik 25 36 1 2 0 .949 1.48
Harold Buckwalter 12 15 3 3 1 .857 1.50

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Edward Zinker 47 2 15 0 1 1.000 0.36
Lynn Lovenguth 39 10 24 0 1 1.000 0.87
Turk Farrell 33 18 43 5 1 .924 1.85
Ben Johnson 32 8 13 0 3 1.000 0.66
Jim Owens 31 14 29 3 2 .935 1.39
Kent Peterson 31 2 12 2 0 .875 0.45
Jack Spring 30 10 26 3 1 .923 1.20
Seth Morehead 29 4 22 5 0 .839 0.90
Angelo LiPetri 14 1 8 0 0 1.000 0.64
Don Erickson 11 2 7 0 1 1.000 0.82
Thornton Kipper 11 3 11 0 1 1.000 1.27
Gene Snyder 9 0.00
Marvin Williams 6 0.00
Thomas Casagrande 5 0.00
Arthur Hartley 5 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Hank Mason 4 0.00
Joe Tully 4 0.00
John Anderson 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
John Anderson 25 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Nov 23, 1929 St. Paul, MN, US
Johnny Blatnik 34 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Mar 10, 1921 Bridgeport, OH, US
Bob Bowman 24 R R 6' 1.0" 195 May 10, 1931 Laytonville, CA, US
Harold Buckwalter 23 L R 6' 1.0" 195 Sep 15, 1931 Phoenixville, PA, US
Putsy Caballero 27 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 5, 1927 New Orleans, LA, US
Joe Caffie 24 L R 5' 10.0" 180 Feb 14, 1931 Ramer, AL, US
Thomas Casagrande 25 L L 6' 2.0" 210 1930
Mel Clark 30 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Jul 7, 1924 Letart, WV, US
Jim Command 26 L R 6' 2.0" 200 Oct 15, 1928 Grand Rapids, MI, US
Larry DiPippo 25 L L 5' 11.0" 175 May 24, 1930 Brooklyn, NY, US
Joe Erautt 33 R R 5' 9.0" 175 Sep 1, 1921 Vibank, SK, CA
Don Erickson 23 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Dec 13, 1931 Springfield, IL, US
Turk Farrell 21 R R 6' 4.0" 215 Apr 8, 1934 Boston, MA, US
Arthur Hartley 32 R R 6' 0.0" 200 1923
Pancho Herrera 21 R R 6' 3.0" 220 Jun 16, 1934 Santiago de las Vegas, La Habana, CU
Louis Heyman 35 R R 6' 3.0" 230 Jun 2, 1920 Chicago, IL, US
Ben Johnson 24 R R 6' 2.0" 190 May 15, 1931 Greenwood, SC, US
Ted Kazanski 21 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Jan 25, 1934 Hamtramck, MI, US
Thornton Kipper 26 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Sep 27, 1928 Bagley, WI, US
Angelo LiPetri 25 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Jul 6, 1929 Brooklyn, NY, US
Joe Lonnett 28 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Feb 7, 1927 Beaver Falls, PA, US
Lynn Lovenguth 32 L R 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 29, 1922 Camden, NJ, US
Hank Mason 24 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jun 19, 1931 Marshall, MO, US
Mickey Micelotta 26 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Oct 20, 1928 Corona, NY, US
Ed Mierkowicz 31 R R 6' 4.0" 205 Mar 6, 1924 Wyandotte, MI, US
Seth Morehead 20 L L 6' 0.0" 195 Aug 15, 1934 Houston, TX, US
Larry Novak 23 L R 6' 1.0" 195 Oct 18, 1931 Pocahontas, IL, US
Jim Owens 21 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Jan 16, 1934 Gifford, PA, US
Jack Parks 27 L R 6' 2.0" 205 Jun 12, 1928 Sayreton, AL, US
Kent Peterson 29 R L 5' 10.0" 170 Dec 21, 1925 Goshen, UT, US
John Pfeiffer 24 R 6' 1.0" 185 1931
Don Richmond 35 L R 6' 1.0" 175 Oct 27, 1919 Gillett, PA, US
Gene Snyder 24 R L 5' 11.0" 175 Mar 31, 1931 York, PA, US
Jack Spring 22 R L 6' 1.0" 175 Mar 11, 1933 Spokane, WA, US
Benjamin Tompkins 26 R 5' 11.0" 185 1929
Joe Tully 27 R R 6' 1.0" 195 1928 MX
Jim Westlake 24 L L 6' 1.0" 190 Jul 3, 1930 Sacramento, CA, US
Marvin Williams 25 L L 5' 10.0" 170 1930
Benny Zientara 37 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Feb 14, 1918 Chicago, IL, US
Edward Zinker 26 R R 6' 4.0" 197 1929

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