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1944 Columbus Red Birds

1944 > Class AA > 1944 American Association
Overall: 86-67
Scored 814 runs, Allowed 856 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 73-80

Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals-NL
Manager: Nick Cullop
Represented: Columbus, OH
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1943 / 1945

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Tom Ananicz*26121815330014014.200.250.400.6506002
2John Antonelli281395765267716431668843914.312.362.428.7892251029
3Frank Barrett30162721320002048.
4Ed Blake189102.200
5Johnny Bucha19220000000.000.0000
6Elmer Burkart278184.222
7Ken Burkhart27339791102221190411.242.274.319.59229402
8Jack Burman*2829102918171004293.
9Gerald Burmeister267425722128493273203021.222.323.348.67177433
10Pat Capri2520776612212009095.318.408.348.75623011Stats for 2 teams
11Phillip Cogswell229162.125Stats for 2 teams
12Glenn Crawford*3013056649587144218871116143.291.373.414.787205446
13Jack Creel283680756720120220.
14Gene Crumling22391331251632400190716.
15Nick Cullop4310106030001040.500.700.5001.2003100
16Wesley Cunningham23403829450100057.
17Larry Drake*23110000010.000.0000
18Art Frantz23121111240000003.364.364.364.7274000
19Joe Garagiola*18131000000.000.0000
20Vaughn Hazen19953310020.600.8004
21Tommy Heath3068247216205811313302619.269.350.361.71178714
22John Herr24304238250000028.
23Art Lopatka#2539787362632040317.356.397.452.84933220
24Joe Mack#32155678543951563657102511561.287.415.411.8252236317
25Jim Mallory25153692637911893410182153454.297.332.386.7192465021
26Jack McLain243911510220242311171116.235.310.343.65335002
27Stan Partenheimer2128887681430040616. for 2 teams
28Lee Pfund241926253431000111.160.192.360.5529000
29Johnny Podgajny24183330142004025.
30Jackie Price*3182315283387614202402711.269.334.332.66794114
31Art Rebel*302210288163210201921116.364.440.523.96346312
32Lou Scoffic3146108979228012011010.227.299.340.63933201
33George Stumpf*33144641554118156364196837257.282.368.464.8322576411
34Johnny Wyrostek*24110491416871495051069116036.358.443.5751.0172396312
35Pep Young361214644194410317365943757.246.309.344.6521441017
35 Players28.7155608053408141478294597174464594546.277.352.394.74621038325121
* - 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
1Tom Ananicz*2633.5005.8712754146.062323018180111.73912.
2Frank Barrett3043.5712.28160067.053251724442011.1497.
3Ed Blake1813.2506.588431026.0392319651001.73113.
4Elmer Burkart2743.5713.568804048.052311919132001.4799.
5Ken Burkhart27159.6254.0533311171231.025911510469864011.42010.
6Jack Creel281115.4234.2532284131199.022110894869910141.54310.
7Wesley Cunningham2355.5002.954000113.0105453740410021.2838.
8Art Frantz2312.3333.8680028.038151211140001.75012.
9John Herr*2495.6433.9830131040122.01166954736310141.5498.
10Art Lopatka*25119.5503.4927215165170.0154736697883061.4768.
11Stan Partenheimer*21167.6963.2627252171204.02319174901274031.57410. for 2 teams
12Lee Pfund2444.5005.9119991070.096494636251051.88612.
13Johnny Podgajny2462.7504.61131125080.0114474122225101.70012.
13 Players24.98667.562155155856
* - 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


Gerald Burmeister722844184.9764.513
Tommy Heath652573944.9874.557
Gene Crumling371622336.9845.006


Joe Mack155135712410161.9939.55


John Antonelli832012261657.9645.14
Pep Young55158149741.9785.58
Jack Burman237172513.9666.22
Pat Capri1644471213.8835.69Stats for 2 teams


Jackie Price5760100817.9522.81
John Antonelli5666109612.9673.13
Glenn Crawford445276313.9772.91


Glenn Crawford821512144352.8954.45
Pep Young671341872353.9334.79
Jackie Price183136136.8383.72


Jim Mallory1533079102.9692.07
George Stumpf144328961.9832.34
Johnny Wyrostek1091971653.9771.95
Jack McLain2653120.9642.08
Lou Scoffic25190001.0000.76
Art Rebel2242512.9792.14


Wesley Cunningham40632021.0000.95
Ken Burkhart33153324.9601.45
Jack Creel32136061.9242.28
John Herr30732011.0001.30
Art Lopatka271246031.0002.15
Stan Partenheimer2794211.9811.89Stats for 2 teams
Lee Pfund1951330.8570.95
Frank Barrett16219021.0001.31
Johnny Podgajny13122621.9502.92
Tom Ananicz12313011.0001.33
Ed Blake8
Elmer Burkart8
Art Frantz8

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Tom Ananicz26LL6' 3.0"195May 29, 1918Elmont, NY, US
John Antonelli28RR5' 10.0"165Jul 15, 1915Memphis, TN, US
Frank Barrett30RR6' 2.0"173Jul 1, 1913Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
Ed Blake18RR5' 11.0"175Dec 23, 1925East St. Louis, IL, US
Johnny Bucha19RR5' 11.0"190Jan 22, 1925Allentown, PA, US
Elmer Burkart27RR6' 2.0"190Feb 1, 1917Philadelphia, PA, US
Ken Burkhart27RR6' 1.0"190Nov 18, 1916Knoxville, TN, US
Jack Burman28L5' 8.0"1571916
Gerald Burmeister26RR6' 2.0"205Aug 11, 1917Harmony, MN, US
Pat Capri25RR6' 0.0"170Nov 27, 1918New York, NY, US
Phillip Cogswell22R5' 8.0"1601922
Glenn Crawford30LR5' 9.0"165Dec 2, 1913North Branch, MI, US
Jack Creel28RR6' 0.0"165Apr 23, 1916Kyle, TX, US
Gene Crumling22RR6' 0.0"180Apr 5, 1922Wrightsville, PA, US
Nick Cullop43RR6' 0.0"200Oct 16, 1900St. Louis, MO, US
Wesley Cunningham23RR5' 9.0"1551921
Larry Drake23LR6' 1.0"195May 4, 1921McKinney, TX, US
Art Frantz23RR6' 0.0"Mar 1, 1921
Joe Garagiola18LR6' 0.0"190Feb 12, 1926St. Louis, MO, US
Vaughn Hazen19R5' 11.0"1701925
Tommy Heath30RR5' 10.0"185Aug 18, 1913Akron, CO, US
John Herr24RL6' 1.0"1801920
Art Lopatka25SL5' 10.0"170May 28, 1919Chicago, IL, US
Joe Mack32SL5' 11.0"185Jan 4, 1912Chicago, IL, US
Jim Mallory25RR6' 1.0"170Sep 1, 1918Lawrenceville, VA, US
Jack McLain24R6' 5.0"175Mar 29, 1920Columbus, OH, US
Stan Partenheimer21RL5' 11.0"175Oct 21, 1922Chicopee Falls, MA, US
Lee Pfund24RR6' 1.0"185Oct 10, 1919Oak Park, IL, US
Johnny Podgajny24RR6' 2.0"173Jun 10, 1920Chester, PA, US
Jackie Price31LR5' 10.0"150Nov 13, 1912Winborn, MS, US
Art Rebel30LL5' 8.0"180Mar 4, 1914Cincinnati, OH, US
Lou Scoffic31RR5' 10.0"182May 20, 1913Herrin, IL, US
George Stumpf33LL5' 8.0"155Dec 15, 1910New Orleans, LA, US
Johnny Wyrostek24LR6' 2.0"180Jul 12, 1919Fairmont City, IL, US
Pep Young36RR5' 9.0"162Aug 29, 1907Jamestown, NC, US

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