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1940 Niagara Falls Rainbows/Jamestown Falcons

1940 > Class D > 1940 Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League
Overall: 48-55

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Joe O'Rourke
Represented: Niagara Falls, NY and Jamestown, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1939

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Walter Balash21317315012.205.31523
2Robert Blanchard*211033831051751.274.352135
3Allan Bradley173112229110.238.26232
4Meade Coyle?215320350912.246.33067
5Cookie Cuccurullo*22399322130.237.31229
6James Fremming?--144915310.306.40820
7Bill Harnick23772918720412.299.519151
8Franklin Heller*191034141172689.283.449186
9Joseph Holtz2410143200.214.3575
10Herbert Kam21124613112.283.47822
11William Kucker?--13432000.047.0472
12Walter Mack21196315300.238.28618
13Charles Munger1830608100.133.1509
14John Newman2663239751418.314.481115
15Hank Nowak*2249205691244.337.493101
16Richard Oppenhammer?--9433910815101.319.431146
17Joseph Ruggerio22238720310.230.28725
18Duane Shaffer*2216305100.167.2006
19Frank Smrekar1822469110.196.26112
20Charles Wenner?--3615130541.199.30546
20 Players21.2103353435349321605847.264.264.382.6451349
* - 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
1Walter Balash21610.3755.082818156.015912088321.2249.21.8
2Cookie Cuccurullo*22910.4743.532719148.01538758821.5889.35.0
3Joseph Holtz2443.5714.5010444.056272291.47711.51.8
4Sal Maglie2334.4292.737756.0542217151.2328.72.4
5Charles Munger1878.4675.092716129.01789673301.61212.42.1
6Richard Schmidt221111.5004.703321180.0194125941101.6899.75.5Stats for 2 teams
7Duane Shaffer2231.7505.4914777.01006447572.03911.76.7
8Frank Smrekar1858.3856.032210106.01459271511.84912.34.3
8 Players20.94855.466103103
* - 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


Richard Oppenhammer814694118.9666.30
James Fremming1493116.9457.43


Franklin Heller1039244928.9729.45


Nicholas Lemone7618423639.9155.53
Walter Mack1421223.9353.07


Robert Blanchard10312620124.9323.17


Meade Coyle539215828.8994.72
Kenneth Elsie437212721.9054.63Stats for 2 teams
Allan Bradley31609110.9384.87


Bill Harnick75125118.9441.81
John Newman638343.9671.38
Hank Nowak4580712.8791.93
Charles Wenner369751.9902.83
Joseph Ruggerio1519201.0001.40
William Kucker133433.9252.85
Herbert Kam121702.8951.42


Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Walter Balash21RR6' 1.0"180Dec 1, 1918Auburn, NY, US
Robert Blanchard21L5' 10.0"1711919
Thomas Boeing--Unknown
Allan Bradley17R6' 0.0"1801923
Howard Bunting--Unknown
Paul Coleman--Unknown
Meade Coyle215' 10.0"1601919
Cookie Cuccurullo22LL5' 10.0"168Feb 8, 1918Asbury Park, NJ, US
Joseph Curran21RL6' 3.0"1781919
Kenneth Elsie19L5' 8.0"1551921
James Fremming--Unknown
Bill Harnick23R6' 1.0"1951917
Franklin Heller19LR6' 0.0"200Aug 2, 1920Buffalo, NY, US
Joseph Holtz24RR5' 10.0"1771916
Herbert Kam21R6' 0.0"185Aug 18, 1918Buffalo, NY, US
Edward Klaerner--Unknown
William Kucker--Unknown
Swede Larsen26RR5' 11.0"170Nov 15, 1913Jersey City, NJ, US
Nicholas Lemone26R5' 10.0"180May 12, 1914
John Long24LL5' 10.0"1751916
Walter Mack21R5' 11.0"1651919
Sal Maglie23RR6' 2.0"180Apr 26, 1917Niagara Falls, NY, US
William McCarthy--Unknown
Charles Munger18RR6' 1.0"1721922Warsaw, NY, US
John Newman26R5' 11.0"200Dec 20, 1913Chicago, IL, US
Hank Nowak22L5' 10.0"165Dec 11, 1917Cleveland, OH, US
Richard Oppenhammer--Unknown
Luke Owen--Unknown
Richard Ressler20Feb 27, 1920
Lewis Rietsch--Unknown
Joseph Ruggerio22R5' 8.0"1601918
Richard Schmidt22RR6' 2.0"2051918
Duane Shaffer22LR6' 0.0"1751918
Frank Smrekar18RR6' 2.0"2051922
Earl Vogt--Unknown
Douglas Voth23SR6' 1.0"1801917
Fred Webber24L5' 11.0"1701916
Walter Welaj--Unknown
Charles Wenner--Unknown

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