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1947 Louisville Colonels

1947 > Class AAA > 1947 American Association
Overall: 85-68
Scored 695 runs, Allowed 645 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 82-71

Affiliation: Boston Red Sox-AL
Manager: Nemo Leibold
Represented: Louisville, KY
Ballpark: Parkway Field  (Louisville, KY), Parkway Field  (Louisville, KY) and Parkway Field  (Louisville, KY)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1946 / 1948

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Jack Albright269324600160.188.2819
2Jack Aragon3178230193204214101633237.218.335.301.635581023Stats for 2 teams
3Wes Bailey*243040354710030310.
4Augie Bergamo*30123449379589213454206035.243.348.338.685128319Stats for 3 teams
5Al Brancato2876270232336610342313527.284.381.405.78694812Stats for 2 teams
6Paul Campbell*2915267660193183241467185668.304.365.421.7862536118
7Kenneth Chapman26348471119101421315.
8Otey Clark322980663701020418. for 2 teams
9Merl Combs*27103410346468210441945535.237.343.324.667112918Stats for 2 teams
10Otto Denning343449418123003077.293.408.366.77415110Stats for 2 teams
11Sam Dente257630226735835503142922.311.380.367.74898415
12Clem Dreisewerd*313179715600000539.
13Bill Elbert#233142404600001110.
14Chick Genovese*329228321748529132976327.240.413.332.74572412Stats for 2 teams
15Jim Gleeson#35139545437651162958781010154.265.404.410.8141791116
16Billy Goodman*21943833295511218824985227.340.430.462.8921521002
17Jack Griffore2631786771010030516. for 2 teams
18Lum Harris322441373400000312. for 2 teams
19Ken Jungels31323227260001036.222.300.222.5226002Stats for 2 teams
20Bud Kimball29104362301457182114615452.236.356.385.7411161325Stats for 2 teams
21Chuck Koney211546606078817728447884252.292.338.371.7092259110
22Red Lavigne23501401331642514321715.316.350.459.80961200
23Pete Layden277128125729689333682135.265.320.358.67892603
24Mickey McDermott*185102500020.500.5005
25Eddie McGah255918414229311061683933.218.387.352.73950303
26Joe Ostrowski*30327251910100701718.196.406.216.62111113
27Michael Ovaduke24311000000.000.0000
28Jim Pruett29381221131136510102813.319.369.381.74943510
29Russell Rolandson308124621933718443132322.324.388.452.84099504Stats for 2 teams
30Emery Rudd*292951484800010215. for 2 teams
31Norm Schlueter30541851578322101602528.204.317.229.54636512Stats for 2 teams
32Strick Shofner*2786306265367010603953420.264.350.347.697921216
33George Toolson*243442395810011310.
34Johnny Welaj3315159351682137179574266930.266.353.362.7161871517
35Al Widmar222945393400000413.
36Jim Wilson251335331120105014.364.382.424.80714101
36 Players28.11545703495669513241836549638113640637.267.352.360.71217841191196
* - 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
1Wes Bailey2468.4294.3030121161113.0115655451551021.4699.
2Otey Clark321213.4803.8729272101207.02221048975792001.4359. for 2 teams
3Walker Cress300031.501002.067636.00027.
4Clem Dreisewerd*31187.7202.1531247172201.02026748331014041.1699.
5Bill Elbert2363.6673.8527111240117.0117605065582461.5569.
6Jack Griffore26811.4213.763127480189.01949179521110051.3029. for 2 teams
7Lum Harris3277.5004.462414860115.0130625750351021.56510. for 2 teams
8Ken Jungels31210.1675.7432161021102.0136786553461021.85312. for 2 teams
9Mickey McDermott*18101.0005.335411027.017171632252041.8155.710.78.30.78
10Joe Ostrowski*301311.5422.9829223134184.0160756143660001.1037.
11Mel Parnell*2502.0007.504301018.024181511112001.94412.
12Emery Rudd2989.4715.932920570132.014510987121735012.0159. for 2 teams
13Owen Scheetz330080014.023451.92914. for 2 teams
14Don Thompson*23009.001001.011314.0009.
15George Toolson24116.6473.1933131540127.0125564567594071.5128.
16Al Widmar2288.5004.9329131360126.0130776963441041.5329.
17Jim Wilson2544.5002.65121023268.045232038472021.2216.
17 Players27.68568.556154154645
* - 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


Jack Aragon702635355.9844.517Stats for 2 teams
Russell Rolandson552383448.9864.956Stats for 2 teams
Eddie McGah542273275.9744.801
Norm Schlueter502213043.9845.025Stats for 2 teams
Jim Pruett351492741.9785.033


Paul Campbell152125110715127.9898.93


Chuck Koney15041135824105.9705.13
Al Brancato164843410.9585.69Stats for 2 teams


Bud Kimball6253108155.9152.60Stats for 2 teams
Sam Dente52481201115.9393.23
Al Brancato26304334.9612.81Stats for 2 teams
Kenneth Chapman26183555.9142.04
Strick Shofner26242932.9462.04


Merl Combs1031152964054.9113.99Stats for 2 teams
Strick Shofner571041712344.9234.82
Billy Goodman56851261320.9423.77
Sam Dente274868714.9434.30
Al Brancato183964720.9365.72Stats for 2 teams


Johnny Welaj1423229111.9682.33
Jim Gleeson1312286031.0001.79
Augie Bergamo1071951364.9721.94Stats for 3 teams
Pete Layden70180572.9642.64
Chick Genovese63144351.9672.33Stats for 2 teams
Red Lavigne3653511.9831.61
Bud Kimball3348211.9801.52Stats for 2 teams
Billy Goodman3270423.9742.31


George Toolson3382311.9690.94
Ken Jungels3252343.8750.88Stats for 2 teams
Clem Dreisewerd3173021.9491.19
Jack Griffore3182913.9741.19Stats for 2 teams
Wes Bailey3092021.9350.97
Otey Clark29113722.9601.66Stats for 2 teams
Joe Ostrowski29182542.9151.48
Emery Rudd2952321.9330.97Stats for 2 teams
Al Widmar2983123.9511.34
Bill Elbert2741631.8700.74
Lum Harris24131521.9331.17Stats for 2 teams
Jim Wilson1239001.0001.00
Owen Scheetz8Stats for 2 teams
Mickey McDermott5
Mel Parnell4
Walker Cress1
Don Thompson1

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Jack Albright26RR5' 9.0"175Jun 30, 1921St. Petersburg, FL, US
Jack Aragon31RR5' 10.0"176Nov 20, 1915La Habana, La Habana, CU
Tex Aulds26RR6' 2.0"185Dec 28, 1920Farmerville, LA, US
Wes Bailey24LR6' 2.0"170Dec 7, 1922Logan, UT, US
Augie Bergamo30LL5' 9.0"165Feb 14, 1917Detroit, MI, US
Al Brancato28RR5' 9.0"188May 29, 1919Philadelphia, PA, US
Paul Campbell29LL5' 10.0"185Sep 1, 1917Paw Creek, NC, US
Kenneth Chapman26R5' 11.0"180Apr 26, 1921
Otey Clark32RR6' 1.0"190May 22, 1915Boscobel, WI, US
Merl Combs27LR6' 0.0"172Dec 11, 1919Los Angeles, CA, US
Walker Cress30RR6' 5.0"205Mar 6, 1917Ben Hur, VA, US
Otto Denning34RR6' 0.0"180Dec 28, 1912Hays, KS, US
Sam Dente25RR5' 11.0"175Apr 26, 1922Harrison, NJ, US
Clem Dreisewerd31LL6' 1.0"195Jan 24, 1916Old Monroe, MO, US
Bill Elbert23SR6' 1.0"195May 3, 1924Miles City, MT, US
Chick Genovese32LR5' 9.0"170Nov 23, 1914Staten Island, NY, US
Jim Gleeson35SR6' 1.0"191Mar 5, 1912Kansas City, MO, US
Billy Goodman21LR5' 11.0"165Mar 22, 1926Concord, NC, US
Jack Griffore26RR5' 11.0"195Mar 28, 1921
Lum Harris32RR6' 1.0"180Jan 17, 1915New Castle, AL, US
Ken Jungels31RR6' 1.0"180Jun 23, 1916Aurora, IL, US
Bud Kimball29RR5' 9.0"180May 2, 1918Armond, NB, CA
Chuck Koney21R5' 9.0"160Oct 8, 1925
Red Lavigne23R5' 9.0"195Sep 2, 1923New Orleans, LA, US
Pete Layden27RR5' 11.0"185Dec 30, 1919Dallas, TX, US
Mickey McDermott18LL6' 2.0"170Apr 29, 1929Poughkeepsie, NY, US
Eddie McGah25RR6' 0.0"183Sep 30, 1921Oakland, CA, US
Joe Ostrowski30LL6' 0.0"180Nov 15, 1916West Wyoming, PA, US
Michael Ovaduke24R5' 7.0"1551923
Mel Parnell25LL6' 0.0"180Jun 13, 1922New Orleans, LA, US
Jim Pruett29RR5' 10.0"178Dec 16, 1917Nashville, TN, US
Russell Rolandson30R5' 10.0"170Feb 16, 1917
Emery Rudd29LR6' 2.0"180Apr 17, 1918
Owen Scheetz33RR6' 0.0"190Dec 24, 1913New Bedford, OH, US
Norm Schlueter30RR5' 10.0"175Sep 25, 1916Belleville, IL, US
Strick Shofner27LR5' 10.0"187Jul 23, 1919Crawford, TX, US
Don Thompson23LL6' 0.0"185Dec 28, 1923Swepsonville, NC, US
George Toolson24LR6' 1.0"205Sep 30, 1922Burley, ID, US
Johnny Welaj33RR6' 0.0"164May 27, 1914Moss Creek, PA, US
Al Widmar22RR6' 3.0"185Mar 20, 1925Cleveland, OH, US
Jim Wilson25RR6' 1.0"200Feb 20, 1922San Diego, CA, US

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