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1956 Evansville Braves

1956 > Class B > 1956 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League
Overall: 84-36
Scored 665 runs, Allowed 464 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 79-41

Affiliation: Milwaukee Braves-NL
Manager: Bob Coleman
Represented: Evansville, IN
Ballpark: Bosse Field (Evansville, IN), Bosse Field (Evansville, IN) and Bosse Field (Evansville, IN)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1955 / 1957

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Bob Botz21336818100.265.27919
2Ollie Brantley24363711201.297.43216
3Larry Burgess2222373000.081.0813
4Jack Burns*25227316110.219.26019
5Ernest Christoff182111.000
6Charles Chronopoulos*24220000.000.0000
7Roger Clapp2323152000.133.1332
8Wendell Doss2127495201.102.20410
9Bobby Dudley21651.200
10Frank Ensley235712031130.258.31738
11Horace Garner328531411123413.354.576181
12Thomas Graham21410000.000.0000
13Dale Hendrickson*1925526000.115.1156
14Chuck Hickman2110140000.000.0000
15Roger Jongewaard*1989294811727.276.418123
16Michael Kirmer*21762.333
17Mike Krsnich2469230681058.296.487112
18Lee Maye*2111948215916724.330.541261
19William McKeon2442147421000.286.35452
20Don Nottebart20287613200.171.19715
21Claude Raymond1931294000.138.1384
22William Rittman221204801182139.246.358172
23Billy Smith*261204581462123.319.393180
24John Stratton2310743711022311.252.391171
25Pepper Thomas2181265561204.211.30280
26Joe Unfried2711143711420315.261.423185
27Corky Withrow18210000.000.0000
27 Players23.5120470340866651107180339557941478651.271.344.401.745163810138
* - 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
1Bob Botz21126.6672.832823162.0139635110561.2047.70.63.1
2Ollie Brantley2479.4383.87366114.0125604917511.5449.91.34.0
3Larry Burgess*2296.6002.492219134.012154374461.2468.10.33.1
4Ernest Christoff18101.00025.03121.0005.43.6
5Charles Chronopoulos2401.0002
6Roger Clapp2335.3753.8123059.05133251321.4077.80.24.9
7Wendell Doss21125.7064.072715137.0132696211641.4318.70.74.2
8Bobby Dudley2122.5006
9Thomas Graham21004
10Dale Hendrickson*19112.8463.192521155.012372554801.3107.10.24.6
11Chuck Hickman2163.6673.3310954.04730203271.3707.80.54.5
12Michael Kirmer*21101.0006
13Don Nottebart20183.8572.242825209.015263525981.1966.50.24.2
14Claude Raymond1993.7502.5731498.08340283411.2657.60.33.8
15Buddy Zebrowski20001
15 Players21.08436.700120120464
* - 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
Bob Botz21RR5' 11.0"170Apr 28, 1935Milwaukee, WI, US
Ollie Brantley24RR6' 3.0"1781932Lexon, AR, US
Larry Burgess22RL5' 11.0"175Jun 27, 1934Muskogee, OK, US
Jack Burns25L6' 0.0"163Oct 29, 1930Boston, MA, US
Ernest Christoff18RR6' 3.0"190Sep 9, 1937Cleveland, OH, US
Charles Chronopoulos24LR6' 1.0"2101932
Roger Clapp23RR6' 0.0"185Nov 16, 1932Milo, ME, US
Wendell Doss21RR6' 1.0"1801935
Bobby Dudley21RR6' 0.0"193Feb 23, 1935Tulsa, OK, US
Frank Ensley23R5' 8.0"1731933
Horace Garner32RR6' 3.0"200Jul 17, 1923
Thomas Graham21RR6' 8.0"2101935
Dale Hendrickson19LL5' 11.0"176Jul 18, 1936Broadwater, NE, US
Chuck Hickman21RR6' 4.0"190May 21, 1935
Roger Jongewaard19LR6' 1.0"195Sep 3, 1936SD, US
Michael Kirmer21LL6' 3.0"205May 21, 1935Hollywood, CA, US
Mike Krsnich24RR6' 1.0"190Sep 24, 1931West Allis, WI, US
Lee Maye21LR6' 2.0"190Dec 11, 1934Tuscaloosa, AL, US
William McKeon24R6' 0.0"1841932
Don Nottebart20RR6' 1.0"190Jan 23, 1936West Newton, MA, US
Claude Raymond19RR5' 10.0"175May 7, 1937St. Jean, QC, CA
William Rittman22RR6' 1.0"185May 2, 1934Readsville, MO, US
Billy Smith26LL5' 9.0"160Jan 14, 1930High Point, NC, US
John Stratton23RR5' 8.0"160Dec 13, 1932San Jose, CA, US
Pepper Thomas21RR5' 8.0"160Sep 8, 1934Newton, MS, US
Joe Unfried27R5' 11.0"210Feb 19, 1929Evansville, IN, US
Corky Withrow18RR6' 3.0"197Nov 28, 1937High Coal, WV, US
Buddy Zebrowski20RR6' 2.0"185Apr 27, 1936

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