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1941 Merced Bears

1941 > Class C > 1941 California League
Overall: n/a

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Bob Gibson
Represented: Merced, CA
Ballpark: Fairgrounds Field Park (Merced, CA)
Attendance: n/a

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1George Beck20210000.000.0000
2William Bletcher#19198121211.259.34628
3Steve Bogdanoff*251304781283030.268.343164
4Paul Bowa2211369.250
5Ray Briscoe?--151.200
6Eugene Bryant19359317402.183.29027
7Charles Buttell23439921533.212.41441
9Ben Farmer?--340000.000.0000
10Sam Fenech241264261143030.268.352150
11Tony Ferrara25358813100.148.15914
12Lavon Gash?--185312200.226.26414
13Bob Gibson3589277771431.278.361100
14Don Grigg255165.313
15Glenn Gunn?209232.087
16Ray Harwell22358314300.169.20517
17Billy Hebert21130506166311712.328.528267
18Lou Koupal4226276000.222.2226
19John Larrieu209327.219
20Fred May*191345501512171.275.344189
21Melvin Miller?258263.115
22John Mueller20110000.000.0000
23Chappo Olivares?--230000.000.0000
24John Rich?--6194.211
25Joe Rossi208218.381
26Jack Souza?--6235.217
27John Stefan*238153.200
28Stan Walker?2014418.195
29Dick Wenner19137476109241018.229.435207
30Wally Westlake2013653614222818.265.437234
30 Players22.5
* - 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
1George Beck2001.00023.0
2Steve Bogdanoff?2559.3574.2817122.01297958561.5169.54.1
3Eugene Bryant19916.3604.6129201.02391511031061.71610.74.7
4Charles Buttell23617.2615.1432191.02271621091031.72810.74.9
5Ben Farmer?--101.00037.0
6Tony Ferrara251314.4813.8934236.02091481021751.6278.06.7
7Glenn Gunn?2001.00014.0
8Guy Hart26810.4444.7533165.0180112871201.8189.86.5Stats for 3 teams
9Ray Harwell22918.3334.6934209.0257154109821.62211.13.5
10Lou Koupal4223.4004.752672.0844738291.56910.53.6
11John Stefan*2304.000839.0
12Wally Westlake2001.00015.0
12 Players25.5
* - 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


Sam Fenech1245597220.9695.09
Lavon Gash177174.9514.59


Bob Gibson897124013.9838.45


Billy Hebert11832632827.9605.54


Steve Bogdanoff43458920.8703.12


Robert Moore6611020435.9004.76Stats for 2 teams
William Bletcher19275517.8284.32
Wildey Morrison1925616.9354.53Stats for 2 teams


Fred May1342601723.9232.07
Dick Wenner1202101016.9321.83
Jack Blankenship117184820.9061.64Stats for 2 teams
Wally Westlake781631211.9412.24
John Scolinos266335.9302.54Stats for 3 teams
Stan Walker141203.8000.86


Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
George Beck20RR6' 2.0"185Sep 10, 1920Eureka, CA, US1941-04-201941-04-22
Jack Blankenship18L5' 10.0"150Aug 26, 1922San Diego County, CA, US
William Bletcher19S5' 10.0"1681922
Steve Bogdanoff25L5' 10.0"1551916
Paul Bowa22RR5' 9.0"165Aug 28, 1918Sacramento, CA, US
Ray Briscoe--Unknown
Eugene Bryant19RR6' 0.0"190Apr 21, 1922Oakland, CA, US
Charles Buttell23RR6' 0.0"1701918
William Daniels21R5' 11.0"1861920
Ben Farmer--Unknown
Sam Fenech24R5' 10.0"180Jun 26, 1917San Francisco, CA, US
Tony Ferrara25RR6' 1.0"198Nov 21, 1915
Lavon Gash--Unknown
Bob Gibson35R6' 2.0"195Mar 16, 1906Edison, OH, US
Don Grigg25RR5' 11.0"189Mar 24, 1916KS, US
Glenn Gunn20Sep 4, 1920Ord Bend, CA, US
Guy Hart26RR5' 10.0"175Feb 18, 1915Shawnee, OK, US
Ray Harwell22RR6' 4.0"2021919
Billy Hebert21R5' 10.0"167Dec 20, 1919Stockton, CA, US
Lou Koupal42RR5' 11.0"175Dec 19, 1898Tabor, SD, US
John Larrieu20R6' 0.0"1751921
Fred May19L5' 9.0"1551922
Melvin Miller25Jun 15, 1916Hamilton County, TX, US
Robert Moore18RR5' 11.0"195Aug 16, 1922
Wildey Morrison22Feb 22, 1919CA, US
John Mueller20R6' 2.0"1801921
Chappo Olivares--Unknown
George Parola--Unknown
John Rich--Unknown
Donald Ripsch--Unknown
Joe Rossi20RR6' 1.0"205Mar 13, 1921Oakland, CA, US
Denzil Sayers25Apr 2, 1916
John Scolinos23L5' 10.0"180Mar 28, 1918Los Angeles, CA, US
Jack Souza--Unknown
John Stefan23LL6' 0.0"1851918
Stan Walker20Mar 9, 1921San Mateo, CA, US
Dick Wenner19R6' 2.0"201Jun 2, 1922San Francisco, CA, US
Wally Westlake20RR6' 0.0"186Nov 8, 1920Gridley, CA, US

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