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1956 Houston Buffaloes

1956 > Class AA > 1956 Texas League
Overall: 96-58
Scored 783 runs, Allowed 593 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 96-58

Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals-NL
Manager: Harry Walker
Represented: Houston, TX
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1955 / 1957

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Herb Adams*28134616561841871160388124617.333.383.374.757210072
2Ruben Amaro2015262453353142152264787653.266.362.313.675167654
3Ralph Beard2738313024000101017. for 3 teams
4Billy Bowman2637473513100200513.
5Pidge Browne*2714963053910017737329105248762.328.420.570.990307022
6Phil Clark234925222210000008.
7Richard Czekaj20120000.000.0000
8Ray Dabek29923182822772100540322831.255.316.344.66097026Stats for 2 teams
9Bill Greason312762508133048001015.260.383.560.94328020
10Harry Hoitsma28885.625Stats for 2 teams
11Tom Hughes*2137989211183031100213.196.219.326.54530121
12Marty Kutyna23310000.000.0000
13Don Lassetter23225350141611490015.320.327.620.94731011
14Bob Mabe26401069349000301336.
15Fred McAlister28448070915202600714.214.291.329.62023111
16Billy Muffett2528676441631031019.250.262.328.59021020
17Donald Mumm*263214132310000014.231.286.308.5934000
18Tom Patton20792562382957101732201627.239.287.378.66690020
19Howard Phillips*26154695587971702754421049047.290.386.373.7592194113
20Russ Rac2614661550284145270198610610047.289.405.456.861229409
21Robert Rand22662492182947121631112437.216.297.362.65979232
22Bobby Smith2215366761899185296211091153461.299.333.468.801289249
23George Storti251014124401130022.333.429.7501.1799000Stats for 2 teams
24Kelly Swift3649262212000100214. for 2 teams
25Gerry Thomas*252288751116222931125.213.330.373.70328100
26Benny Valenzuela23130560488921532821899246139.314.387.490.876239146
27Harry Walker*3982200177325890331301914.328.390.429.81976103
28Bob White*21110000.000.0000
29Ted Wieand233686685113017001226.
29 Players25.2154602152437831463227291277085642633580.279.357.406.763212914425724875
* - 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
1Ralph Beard27312.2005.54381130117.0131837287015465151.71810. for 3 teams
2Billy Bowman2678.4674.57371321124.0110646312686762011.4358.
3Phil Clark2373.7003.7149200102.010847425339695021.3829.
4Bill Greason31106.6254.68272071154.0149868022872803081.5328.
5Harry Hoitsma2811.5008Stats for 2 teams
6Tom Hughes21186.7502.703332163223.017080671512321785181.3146.
7Marty Kutyna23003
8Bob Mabe262110.6772.833834184264.02409983188931952131.2468.
9Billy Muffett251410.5832.682816112171.0127585111544986041.0586.
10Donald Mumm*26101.0003.772700031.03313135143120011.5169.
11Knowles Piercey*32004
12George Storti2504.0006.81960037.03832285332184011.9199. for 2 teams
13Kelly Swift3669.4003.6649100113.096534695715712021.3547. for 2 teams
14Harry Walker39003
15Ted Wieand23169.6403.273632120223.02099481218121294171.3008.
15 Players26.29658.6233.501541548668121357.0121159352712258947874253321.3268.
* - 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


Ray Dabek834964534.9946.52Stats for 2 teams
Tom Patton713684147.9905.761
Robert Rand643633165.9856.161


Pidge Browne14811158320110.9848.09
Fred McAlister1050014.9805.00


Howard Phillips1544553721796.9805.37


Benny Valenzuela130972341922.9462.55
Gerry Thomas21143237.9392.19
Fred McAlister11110011.0001.00


Ruben Amaro1522574714279.9454.79


Russ Rac1262191652.9791.87
Harry Walker42624001.0001.57


Herb Adams133359890.9762.76
Bobby Smith2583613.9893.56


Bobby Smith1322182050.9791.80
Russ Rac2535210.9741.48


Phil Clark49316001.0000.39
Kelly Swift49311001.0000.29Stats for 2 teams
Ralph Beard3893421.9561.13Stats for 3 teams
Bob Mabe38134745.9381.58
Billy Bowman3761821.9230.65
Ted Wieand36112853.8861.08
Tom Hughes3382611.9711.03
Billy Muffett28102241.8891.14
Bill Greason2742212.9630.96
Donald Mumm2704011.0000.15
George Storti9Stats for 2 teams
Harry Hoitsma8Stats for 2 teams
Knowles Piercey4
Marty Kutyna3
Harry Walker3

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Herb Adams28LL5' 9.0"160Apr 14, 1928Hollywood, CA, US
Ruben Amaro20RR5' 11.0"170Jan 6, 1936Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, MX
Ralph Beard27RR6' 5.0"200Feb 11, 1929Cincinnati, OH, US
Billy Bowman26RR5' 11.0"1601930
Pidge Browne27LL6' 1.0"190Mar 21, 1929Peekskill, NY, US
Phil Clark23RR6' 3.0"210Oct 3, 1932Albany, GA, US
Richard Czekaj20R5' 8.0"180Aug 30, 1935Philadelphia, PA, US
Ray Dabek29RR5' 10.0"185Jan 8, 1927Buffalo, NY, US
Bill Greason31RR5' 10.0"170Sep 3, 1924Atlanta, GA, US
Harry Hoitsma28RR6' 3.0"1981928
Tom Hughes21LR6' 2.0"180Sep 13, 1934Ancon, Canal Zone, PA
Marty Kutyna23RR6' 0.0"190Nov 14, 1932Philadelphia, PA, US
Don Lassetter23RR6' 3.0"200Mar 27, 1933Newnan, GA, US
Bob Mabe26RR5' 11.0"165Oct 8, 1929Danville, VA, US
Fred McAlister28RR6' 1.0"185Mar 1, 1928Lynchburg, VA, US
Billy Muffett25RR6' 1.0"198Sep 21, 1930Hammond, IN, US
Donald Mumm26LL6' 1.0"1851930
Tom Patton20RR5' 9.0"185Sep 5, 1935Honey Brook, PA, US
Howard Phillips26L5' 11.0"162Jan 7, 1930
Knowles Piercey32LL6' 2.0"180Jan 31, 1924Salt Lake City, UT, US
Russ Rac26RR5' 11.0"188Jun 15, 1930Galveston, TX, US
Robert Rand22R6' 2.0"1851934
Bobby Smith22RR5' 11.0"180May 28, 1934Hood River, OR, US
George Storti25RR6' 0.0"185Apr 17, 1931Redding, CA, US
Kelly Swift36RR6' 3.0"1901920
Gerry Thomas25LR6' 0.0"175Oct 21, 1930Elon, VA, US
Benny Valenzuela23RR5' 10.0"175Jun 2, 1933Los Mochis, Sinaloa, MX
Harry Walker39LR6' 2.0"175Oct 22, 1916Pascagoula, MS, US
Bob White21L6' 1.0"180Sep 18, 1934Houston, TX, US
Ted Wieand23RR6' 2.0"195Apr 4, 1933Walnutport, PA, US

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