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1956 Topeka Hawks

1956 > Class A > 1956 Western League
Overall: 70-68
Scored 806 runs, Allowed 789 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 70-68

Affiliation: Milwaukee Braves-NL
Manager: Bud Bates
Represented: Topeka, KS
Ballpark: Owl Ball Park (Topeka, KS), Owl Ball Park (Topeka, KS) and Owl Ball Park (Topeka, KS)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1957

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Thomas Allen20110.000
2Stewart Alton2523252010.080.1604
3Jack Bickett26368718100.207.21819
4Jack Bloomfield*23298726300.299.33329
5William Bohlender2785340942229.276.432147
6Marshall Bridges#255711431531.272.39545
7Willard Brown41238525203.294.42436
8Larry Burgess22530.000
9Chuck Cottier202910222213.216.34335
10Donald Damiano233712625403.198.30238
11Lester Fessette25340.000
12Terry Fox2016193100.158.2114
13Daniel Howard*24360.000
14Gideon Jarvis*215162.125
15Michael Jezierski25113398921117.231.317126
16Bobby Jones23380.000
17Sherman Jones*2135363000.083.0833
18Edward Krewall23280.000
19Dennis Luby*2473189535010.280.46688
20Larry Ludtke27210.000
21Robert Masser*288213.143
22Don Nuxhall22630.000
23John O'Donnell*296411124601.216.29733
24Bill Roland26263713500.351.48618
25Marv Rotblatt#2814135000.385.3855
26Jack Sanoff24792.222
27William Schimchak2312748114126716.293.476229
28Herb Shankman*2421231100.043.0872
29William Sharp247246.250
30Alan Stone23462.333
31Sammy Taylor*2313252518838828.358.621326
32Glenn Thompson27244713200.277.31915
33Whitney Ulrich2411111100.091.1822
34Billy Joe Waters26310.000
35Al Weygandt*2513747714523049.304.660315
36Jack Whitehead22194711102.234.38318
37Bobby Willis244719150711.262.32562
38Hugh Wise2610202000.100.1002
38 Players24.71385324466880613042213617675172568901.279.356.455.8112125996325
* - 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
1Thomas Allen20001
2Stewart Alton2543.5715.9623777.088595113521.81810.31.56.1
3Jack Bickett?26002
4Marshall Bridges*251811.6213.903931242.0208129105221541.4967.70.85.7
5Larry Burgess*2201.0005
6Cecil Davis24001
7Lester Fessette2521.6673
8Terry Fox2014.2004.4216659.05934295311.5259.00.84.7
9Michael Jezierski?2501.0003
10Sherman Jones2147.3644.7435112.011059871.7598.87.0
11Larry Ludtke27002
12Jimmie McDaniel2312.3335Stats for 2 teams
13Thomas Mulcahy2434.42910.0620451.077625711312.11813.61.95.5Stats for 2 teams
14Don Nuxhall2201.0006
15John O'Donnell*291511.5773.324223209.0201997728761.3258.71.23.3
16Bill Roland2686.5714.542511105.096585310631.5148.20.95.4
17Marv Rotblatt*2833.5005.2113538.04325227191.63210.21.74.5
18Jack Sanoff2422.5007
19Herb Shankman*2443.5715.5621768.07248425561.8829.50.77.4
20Glenn Thompson2766.5006.032214109.0124787310711.78910.20.85.9
21Whitney Ulrich2411.50011
22Billy Joe Waters2601.0003
23Bob Whitaker25001
24Bobby Willis2401.0001
24 Players25.17068.507138138789
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Thomas Allen20RR6' 0.0"1751936
Stewart Alton25RR5' 11.0"1601931
Jack Bickett26R6' 1.0"1751930
Jack Bloomfield23LR6' 2.0"175Aug 7, 1932Monti Alto, TX, US
William Bohlender27R6' 0.0"175Aug 3, 1928Dayton, OH, US
Marshall Bridges25SL6' 1.0"165Jun 2, 1931Jackson, MS, US
Willard Brown41RR5' 11.0"200Jun 26, 1915Shreveport, LA, US
Larry Burgess22RL5' 11.0"175Jun 27, 1934Muskogee, OK, US
Chuck Cottier20RR5' 10.0"175Jan 18, 1936Delta, CO, US
Donald Damiano23R5' 11.0"1751933
Cecil Davis24RR6' 3.0"195Feb 26, 1932Amber, OK, US
Willie Davis26R5' 11.0"1701930
Lester Fessette25RR6' 1.0"1751931
Terry Fox20RR6' 0.0"175Jul 31, 1935Chicago, IL, US
Daniel Howard24L6' 4.0"2151932
Bud Hull25R5' 10.0"170Apr 5, 1931Detroit, MI, US
Gideon Jarvis21L6' 0.0"2001935
Michael Jezierski25R5' 11.0"1781931
Bobby Jones23RR5' 11.0"175May 30, 1933Sacramento, CA, US
Sherman Jones21LR6' 4.0"205Feb 10, 1935Winton, NC, US
Edward Krewall23R5' 8.0"1801933
Dennis Luby24LR5' 11.0"198Jul 20, 1931Omaha, NE, US
Larry Ludtke27RR6' 5.0"1851929
Robert Masser28L5' 9.0"1751928
Jimmie McDaniel23RR6' 2.0"181Dec 14, 1932Marshall, MO, US
Thomas Mulcahy24LR6' 2.0"1851932
Don Nuxhall22RR6' 3.0"195Aug 24, 1933Hamilton, OH, US
John O'Donnell29LL5' 11.0"1631927
Bill Roland26RR6' 1.0"195Apr 30, 1930Clinton, SC, US
Marv Rotblatt28SL5' 7.0"160Oct 18, 1927Chicago, IL, US
Jack Sanoff24RR6' 1.0"180Dec 7, 1931Newark, NJ, US
William Schimchak23R5' 11.0"1751933
Herb Shankman24LL5' 10.0"152Jul 22, 1931Chelsea, MA, US
William Sharp24R5' 10.0"165Jul 28, 1931
Alan Stone23R6' 2.0"1851933
Sammy Taylor23LR6' 2.0"185Feb 27, 1933Woodruff, SC, US
Glenn Thompson27RR6' 5.0"215Dec 7, 1928Minneapolis, MN, US
Whitney Ulrich24RR6' 1.0"195Nov 15, 1931Boise, ID, US
Billy Joe Waters26RR6' 1.0"200Aug 12, 1929Fayetteville, AR, US
Al Weygandt25LR6' 3.0"191Jul 17, 1930Detroit, MI, US
Bob Whitaker25RR5' 11.0"175Mar 1, 1931Seekonk, MA, US
Jack Whitehead22RR5' 11.0"175Jan 17, 1934Scottsbluff, NE, US
Bobby Willis24RR5' 11.0"1601932
Hugh Wise26R6' 0.0"1721930

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