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1955 Buffalo Bisons

1955 > Class AAA > 1955 International League
Overall: 65-89
Scored 571 runs, Allowed 699 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 63-91

Affiliation: Detroit Tigers-AL
Manager: Danny Carnevale
Represented: Buffalo, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1954 / 1956

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1John Baumgartner24691.111
2Wayne Belardi*2474235201314671102912826.229.333.423.75685411
3Babe Birrer25141917120000025.
4George Bullard265221718528468141852521.249.335.368.70268052
5Jim Bunning232054492810011215.
6Leo Cristante28310000.000.0000
7Jerry Davie22720000.000.0000
8Steve Demeter2014255251668147289177942486.285.319.473.792244444
9Larry Donovan213111.000
10Hal Erickson35261514020000017.
11Frederick Flemming*232569605101103099.
12Van Fletcher30781.125
13Ben Flowers282862574910030229.
14Bill Froats*248100000.000.0000
15Fred Hahn26351411010001011.
16Robert Hamley23141311010001014.
17Buddy Hicks#281486075397114520144495444.269.338.332.670179392
18Mel Hoderlein#327724520129467182303431.229.352.393.74579613
19William Killinger27152821231012046.143.269.333.6037021
20Chick King2414353048565143145935144193.295.350.400.750194121
21Chuck Kress*3314055244873116223167699564.259.384.429.813192108
22Paul Lepley*228530925733595042444739.230.351.296.64676212
23Duke Maas26152424150002009.
24Dick Marlowe2637635731020030222.
25Bob Mavis*374481717151009088.
26Francis McElroy25771.143
27Pierce McWhorter2621605251230280810.231.333.404.73721000
28Jay Porter2274269234305915193203446.252.349.440.790103100
29Ron Rozman23161614130000016.
30Ron Samford251254604374011120594941752.254.282.384.667168132
31Bob Schultz3135645631021060317.
32Bud Souchock3630988792340411089.264.320.448.76839012
33Walt Streuli199932728418667213403340.232.316.282.59780343
34Jim Stump23384333250001036.
35Vincent Trakan21141514030000017.
36Clyde Vollmer336926423031647073003244.278.365.400.76592011
37Tom Yewcic23431191101024323160728.218.269.364.63340101
38Sal Yvars319185.278
38 Players26.01545491483057112011793310854452533804.249.324.366.6911770276140
* - 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
1Babe Birrer2524.3334.061472062.06831281011251021.2749.
2Jim Bunning2385.6153.77201680129.0106595413811052021.4507.
3Leo Cristante2802.0003
4Jerry Davie2201.0007
5Larry Donovan2101.0003
6Hal Erickson3535.3755.242610055.0753432518370101.69112.
7Van Fletcher3031.7507
8Ben Flowers28129.5712.242720173173.014553438581265041.1737.
9Bill Froats*2405.0008
10Fred Hahn*2654.5564.433450067.0703833738410041.6129.
11Robert Hamley2312.33314
12Duke Maas2647.3643.8014116171.0653430521241021.2118.
13Edward Marchefsky?30006
14Dick Marlowe26910.4743.343422121186.0179836917641114231.3068.
15Ron Rozman2312.3333.491552049.0602319317210011.57111.
16Bob Schultz*311014.4175.753526103177.0189120113231038711041.6509.
17Jim Stump23513.2786.19331961125.015198861373693091.79210.
18Vincent Trakan2124.3334.881482048.0583226719151001.60410.
18 Players26.36589.422154154699
* - 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


Walt Streuli924445096.9825.374
Tom Yewcic36152771.9584.427
Pierce McWhorter20911212.9905.151
Jay Porter1886813.9895.224


Chuck Kress6552838351.9958.71
Wayne Belardi6450237452.9938.42
Jay Porter3728322121.9978.24


Ron Samford1132512891867.9684.78
Mel Hoderlein408882423.9774.25
Bob Mavis152021041.0002.73


Steve Demeter1401173211932.9583.13
Mel Hoderlein16133321.9582.88


Buddy Hicks1472433972977.9574.35
Ron Samford112733051.0005.45


Chick King14031712114.9682.35
Paul Lepley83101970.9401.33
Chuck Kress78121532.9771.62
Clyde Vollmer661224001.0001.91
George Bullard52127521.9852.54
Bud Souchock2638130.9291.50
Jay Porter2123210.9621.19
Frederick Flemming1938060.8642.00


Bob Schultz3531711.9520.57
Fred Hahn3431822.9130.62
Dick Marlowe34122422.9471.06
Jim Stump3352212.9640.82
Ben Flowers27162541.9111.52
Hal Erickson261911.9090.38
Jim Bunning20111712.9661.40
Ron Rozman1526001.0000.53
Babe Birrer1441110.9381.07
Robert Hamley141210.7500.21
Duke Maas141213011.0001.79
Vincent Trakan1418021.0000.64
Bill Froats8
Jerry Davie7
Van Fletcher7
Edward Marchefsky6
Leo Cristante3
Larry Donovan3

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
John Baumgartner24RR6' 1.0"190May 29, 1931Birmingham, AL, US
Wayne Belardi24LL6' 1.0"185Sep 5, 1930St. Helena, CA, US
Babe Birrer25RR6' 0.0"195Jul 4, 1929Buffalo, NY, US
George Bullard26RR5' 9.0"165Oct 24, 1928Lynn, MA, US
Jim Bunning23RR6' 3.0"190Oct 23, 1931Southgate, KY, US
Leo Cristante28RR6' 1.0"195Dec 10, 1926Detroit, MI, US
Jerry Davie22RR6' 0.0"180Feb 10, 1933Detroit, MI, US
Steve Demeter20RR5' 9.0"185Jan 27, 1935Homer City, PA, US
Larry Donovan21RR6' 3.0"200Jan 18, 1934Ionia, MI, US
Hal Erickson35RR6' 5.0"230Jul 17, 1919Portland, OR, US
Frederick Flemming23L6' 1.0"1751932
Van Fletcher30RR6' 2.0"185Aug 6, 1924East Bend, NC, US
Ben Flowers28RR6' 4.0"195Jun 15, 1927Goldsboro, NC, US
Bill Froats24LL6' 0.0"180Oct 20, 1930New York, NY, US
Fred Hahn26RL6' 3.0"174Feb 16, 1929Nyack, NY, US
Robert Hamley23RR6' 1.0"200May 21, 1932
Buddy Hicks28SR5' 10.0"170Feb 15, 1927Belvedere, CA, US
Mel Hoderlein32SR5' 10.0"185Jun 24, 1923Mount Carmel, OH, US
William Killinger27RR5' 10.0"175Dec 1, 1927Harrisburg, PA, US
Chick King24RR6' 2.0"190Nov 10, 1930Paris, TN, US
Chuck Kress33LL6' 0.0"190Dec 9, 1921Philadelphia, PA, US
Paul Lepley22L5' 11.0"1751933
Duke Maas26RR5' 10.0"170Jan 31, 1929Utica, MI, US
Edward Marchefsky30L5' 10.0"175Nov 21, 1924
Dick Marlowe26RR6' 2.0"165Jun 27, 1929Hickory, NC, US
Bob Mavis37LR5' 7.0"160Apr 8, 1918Milwaukee, WI, US
Francis McElroy25R5' 11.0"1651930
Pierce McWhorter26RR6' 0.0"190Jul 7, 1928Atlanta, GA, US
Jay Porter22RR6' 2.0"180Jan 17, 1933Shawnee, OK, US
Ron Rozman23RR6' 2.0"195Jan 18, 1932
Ron Samford25RR5' 11.0"156Feb 28, 1930Dallas, TX, US
Bob Schultz31RL6' 3.0"200Nov 27, 1923Louisville, KY, US
Bud Souchock36RR6' 2.0"203Mar 3, 1919Yatesboro, PA, US
Walt Streuli19RR6' 2.0"195Sep 26, 1935Memphis, TN, US
Jim Stump23RR6' 0.0"188Feb 10, 1932Lansing, MI, US
Vincent Trakan21RR6' 2.0"1881934
Clyde Vollmer33RR6' 1.0"185Sep 24, 1921Cincinnati, OH, US
Tom Yewcic23RR5' 11.0"180May 9, 1932Conenaugh, PA, US
Sal Yvars31RR5' 10.0"187Feb 20, 1924New York, NY, US

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