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1956 West Palm Beach Sun Chiefs

1956 > Class D > 1956 Florida State League
Overall: 81-58
Scored 616 runs, Allowed 629 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 68-71

Affiliation: Cincinnati Redlegs-NL
Manager: Walt Novick
Represented: West Palm Beach, FL
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1955

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 William Ainsworth 17 52 92 17 1 0 1 .185 .228 21
2 Luis Boullon 20 118 318 69 9 3 2 .217 .283 90
3 Dave Bristol 23 117 441 121 21 6 4 .274 .376 166
4 Keith Brown 20 13 13 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
5 James Caudle* 23 25 91 24 4 1 2 .264 .396 36
6 Joseph Ciccarella* 19 43 60 13 1 0 0 .217 .233 14
7 William Close 29 74 274 81 10 4 2 .296 .383 105
8 Joseph Colon* 19 14 43 5 2 1 0 .116 .209 9
9 Henry DeVincent 22 35 132 38 5 2 1 .288 .379 50
10 Paul Diamond 19 10 8 2 0 0 0 .250 .250 2
11 Richard Dickey 23 71 246 57 5 4 1 .232 .297 73
12 Robert Dunn 19 30 59 12 1 0 0 .203 .220 13
13 Gene Fedak 22 4 6 1 .167
14 Floyd Fehrenbach* 22 42 140 29 7 0 1 .207 .279 39
15 Tommy Howser* 19 96 349 99 14 8 5 .284 .413 144
16 Gerald Johnston 19 9 18 3 .167
17 Eddie Knezevich* 21 40 136 26 6 2 2 .191 .309 42
18 James Loveland* 22 28 88 25 2 4 0 .284 .398 35
19 Eddie Maier 21 4 4 0 .000
20 Gus Montalbano 28 7 22 5 .227
21 Charles Nichols 20 7 12 3 .250
22 Walt Novick 36 46 88 11 2 1 0 .125 .170 15
23 Jose Padilla 21 134 403 72 9 4 0 .179 .221 89
24 Duane Richards 19 32 36 2 0 0 0 .056 .056 2
25 James Riggs 20 42 79 18 2 0 1 .228 .291 23
26 Cookie Rojas 17 129 476 131 19 6 1 .275 .347 165
27 Peter Rubenacker 21 27 44 8 1 1 0 .182 .250 11
28 Charles Tulner 24 67 235 71 11 5 5 .302 .455 107
29 Donald Wigton 20 5 8 2 .250
30 James Yarbrough 21 101 339 78 17 4 5 .230 .348 118
30 Players 21.6 139 5142 4333 616 1038 153 58 34 515 139 673 853 .240 .339 .325 .664 1409 90 46 44
* - 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 William Ainsworth 17 13 9 .591 3.13 37 19 187.0 163 84 65 3 126 1.545 7.8 0.1 6.1
2 Luis Boullon? 20 0 0 1
3 Keith Brown 20 3 1 .750 2.60 13 4 52.0 44 22 15 1 30 1.423 7.6 0.2 5.2
4 Joseph Ciccarella* 19 13 8 .619 4.11 37 24 162.0 152 98 74 7 106 1.593 8.4 0.4 5.9
5 Paul Diamond 19 0 1 .000 10
6 Robert Dunn* 19 15 7 .682 2.20 29 22 188.0 120 59 46 4 118 1.266 5.7 0.2 5.6
7 Gene Fedak 22 2 1 .667 4
8 Terry Hinton? 21 0 0 2 Stats for 2 teams
9 Tommy Howser* 19 0 0 1
10 Gerald Johnston* 19 5 0 1.000 3.06 9 7 50.0 36 19 17 1 26 1.240 6.5 0.2 4.7
11 Fred Kelly 19 0 0 2
12 Eddie Maier 21 0 1 .000 4
13 Salvador Massa? 23 0 0 1
14 Charles Nichols 20 1 4 .200 7
15 Walt Novick 36 0 0 5
16 Duane Richards 19 7 9 .438 6.19 30 14 109.0 116 84 75 5 87 1.862 9.6 0.4 7.2
17 James Riggs 20 14 6 .700 2.91 42 18 192.0 138 76 62 2 116 1.323 6.5 0.1 5.4
18 Peter Rubenacker 21 7 10 .412 4.00 26 16 117.0 125 68 52 3 59 1.573 9.6 0.2 4.5
19 Donald Wigton 20 1 1 .500 5
20 James Yarbrough? 21 0 0 2
20 Players 19.5 81 58 .583 3.74 139 139 88 51 11 1184.0 1015 629 492 31 784 25 1036 56 5 90 5321 1.519 7.7 0.2 6.0 7.9 1.32
* - 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

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Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
William Ainsworth 17 R R 6' 0.0" 170 1939
Luis Boullon 20 R 5' 10.0" 175 1936
Dave Bristol 23 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Jun 23, 1933 Bristol, GA, US
Keith Brown 20 R R 6' 1.0" 190 May 27, 1936 Winchester, IN, US
James Caudle 23 L R 6' 3.0" 205 1933
Joseph Ciccarella 19 L L 6' 2.0" 190 1937
William Close 29 R 6' 1.0" 180 Mar 7, 1927 Buck Run, PA, US
Joseph Colon 19 L 5' 9.0" 160 1937
Henry DeVincent 22 R 6' 1.0" 190 1934
Paul Diamond 19 R R 6' 2.0" 195 1937
Richard Dickey 23 R 6' 0.0" 195 1933
Robert Dunn 19 R L 5' 10.0" 170 1937
Gene Fedak 22 R R 6' 3.0" 215 1934
Floyd Fehrenbach 22 L 5' 10.0" 180 1934
Anthony Gatch 22 L 6' 4.0" 190 1934
Terry Hinton 21 R 6' 2.0" 200 1935
Tommy Howser 19 L L 5' 8.0" 160 Mar 26, 1937 West Palm Beach, FL, US
Gerald Johnston 19 R L 6' 0.0" 185 1937
Fred Kelly 19 R R 6' 2.0" 175 1937
Eddie Knezevich 21 L L 6' 1.0" 185 Nov 21, 1934 Detroit, MI, US
James Loveland 22 L L 5' 11.0" 185 1934
Eddie Maier 21 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1935
Salvador Massa 23 R 5' 10.0" 170 1933
Gus Montalbano 28 R 5' 10.0" 180 Jul 11, 1927 Bronx, NY, US
Charles Nichols 20 R R 6' 1.0" 190 1936
Walt Novick 36 R R 5' 8.0" 175 Sep 15, 1919 East Walpole, MA, US
Jose Padilla 21 R R 5' 11.0" 165 1935
Duane Richards 19 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Dec 16, 1936 Spartanburg, IN, US
James Riggs 20 R R 5' 8.0" 168 1936
Cookie Rojas 17 R R 5' 10.0" 160 Mar 6, 1939 La Habana, La Habana, CU
Peter Rubenacker 21 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1935
Charles Tulner 24 R R 6' 0.0" 175 1932 Midland Park, NJ, US
Donald Wigton 20 R R 6' 2.0" 185 1936
James Yarbrough 21 R 6' 0.0" 195 1935

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