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1940 Eau Claire Bears

1940 > Class D > 1940 Northern League
Overall: n/a

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Ivy Griffin
Represented: Eau Claire, WI
Ballpark: Carson Park (Eau Claire, WI)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1939 / 1941

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 21 114 494 133 21 3 0 .269 .324 160
2 Ralph Billows? -- 53 182 48 4 4 5 .264 .412 75
3 Edward Butkovich? -- 68 231 56 13 2 4 .242 .368 85
4 Robert Essex 23 22 52 9 1 0 0 .173 .192 10
5 Edward Gittens 20 111 425 128 16 2 6 .301 .391 166
6 Roland Herman? 22 63 138 40 6 1 4 .290 .435 60
7 John Lakars? 21 78 232 52 8 1 5 .224 .332 77
8 George McFarlane? -- 78 276 57 9 2 2 .207 .275 76
9 Roland Murphy* 19 23 75 9 3 0 0 .120 .160 12 Stats for 2 teams
10 Don Nelson? 22 10 36 5 2 0 0 .139 .194 7
11 Paul Ninnemann 22 29 72 13 0 1 0 .181 .208 15
12 Ralph Nitz? -- 26 45 11 2 0 0 .244 .289 13
13 Andy Pafko 19 20 67 14 3 1 0 .209 .284 19
14 Edward Patrow 24 60 214 42 8 0 0 .196 .234 50
15 Cyrus Redifer* 24 112 406 115 17 12 7 .283 .436 177
16 Russell Sherman 21 28 92 26 1 0 0 .283 .293 27
17 Donald Shoffer? -- 18 23 5 1 0 1 .217 .391 9
18 Charlie Sproull 21 28 66 9 1 0 0 .136 .152 10
19 Ordie Timm 19 106 416 120 21 5 5 .288 .399 166
20 John Young? -- 65 254 67 12 4 6 .264 .413 105
20 Players 21.3
* - 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 Robert Essex 23 5 11 .313 5.07 22 142.0 167 103 80 50 1.528 10.6 3.2
2 Roland Herman 22 8 15 .348 4.96 33 185.0 196 146 102 109 1.649 9.5 5.3
3 Paul Ninnemann 22 9 9 .500 3.41 28 185.0 206 116 70 44 1.351 10.0 2.1
4 Ralph Nitz? -- 4 8 .333 3.99 25 115.0 141 73 51 28 1.470 11.0 2.2
5 Donald Shoffer? -- 1 6 .143 4.72 17 61.0 57 36 32 18 1.230 8.4 2.7
6 Charlie Sproull 21 13 11 .542 3.26 28 193.0 190 96 70 71 1.352 8.9 3.3
6 Players 21.9
* - 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 65 369 51 14 .968 6.46
John Lakars 53 260 40 16 .949 5.66

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Cyrus Redifer 79 725 42 14 .982 9.71

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Young 39 100 79 21 .895 4.59
Edward Patrow 32 61 85 8 .948 4.56
Russell Sherman 21 70 54 10 .925 5.90
Roland Murphy 18 44 41 8 .914 4.72 Stats for 2 teams

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Don Anderson 100 104 325 37 .921 4.29

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George McFarlane 78 131 215 34 .911 4.44

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Edward Gittens 111 177 8 7 .964 1.67
Ordie Timm 105 190 9 9 .957 1.90
Ralph Billows 52 99 4 11 .904 1.98
Andy Pafko 20 24 2 3 .897 1.30

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Roland Herman 33 0.00
Paul Ninnemann 28 0.00
Charlie Sproull 28 0.00
Ralph Nitz 25 0.00
Robert Essex 22 0.00
Donald Shoffer 17 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Don Anderson 21 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Oct 22, 1918 Chicago, IL, US
Edward Bastien 25 R R 5' 11.0" 164 1915
Bill Betenz 21 Apr 14, 1919 Palmyra, WI, US
Ralph Billows -- Unknown
Edward Bruhn 21 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1919
Edward Butkovich -- Unknown
William Edwards -- Unknown
Robert Essex 23 R R 6' 2.0" 178 1917
Gene Gabrych 20 5' 10.0" 152 1920 Winona, MN, US
Edward Gittens 20 R R 6' 1.0" 195 1920
Ivy Griffin 43 L R 5' 11.0" 180 Nov 16, 1896 Thomasville, AL, US
Roland Herman 22 R 6' 1.0" 187 Jul 29, 1917
Javerick -- Unknown
Kenneth Knutson -- Unknown
John Lakars 21 5' 11.0" 175 1919
George McFarlane -- Unknown
Roland Murphy 19 L 5' 9.0" 170 1921
Robert Nehring 20 L 5' 11.0" 175 1920
Don Nelson 22 Mar 26, 1918 Plymouth Township, MI, US
Paul Ninnemann 22 R R 6' 0.0" 160 1918
Ralph Nitz -- Unknown
Andy Pafko 19 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Feb 25, 1921 Boyceville, WI, US
Edward Patrow 24 R 5' 9.0" 160 1916
Cyrus Redifer 24 L 6' 0.0" 165 1916
Richard Ronovsky 19 R 5' 9.0" 168 Jun 12, 1921 Chicago, IL, US
Eugene Schields 21 L 5' 10.0" 155 1919
Russell Sherman 21 R 5' 8.0" 166 1919
Donald Shoffer -- Unknown
Charlie Sproull 21 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Jan 9, 1919 Taylorsville, GA, US
Gerald Thompson -- Unknown
Ordie Timm 19 R 5' 11.0" 185 1921
John Young -- Unknown

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