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1950 Joplin Miners

1950 > Class C > 1950 Western Association
Overall: 90-46
Scored 902 runs, Allowed 630 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 90-46

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Harry Craft
Represented: Joplin, MO
Ballpark: Miners Park (Joplin, MO), Miners Park (Joplin, MO) and Miners Park (Joplin, MO)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1949 / 1951

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1David Benedict*2014183000.167.1673
2Albert Billingsley*211094391192120.271.328144
3Jerry Buchanan19277212000.167.16712
4Red Crowder2041335100.152.1826
5Thomas Gott*201325011502498.299.431216
6Steve Kraly*21349223111.250.31529
7Carl Lombardi23100382902258.236.382146
8Mickey Mantle#18137519199301226.383.638331
9Cal Neeman2195329961561.292.383126
10Frank Simanovsky*2031797000.089.0897
11Lou Skizas1812441111221121.273.482198
12Cromer Smotherman*2413249013432719.273.484237
13David Waters191204451111854.249.339151
14Len Weisner2012046914628614.311.486228
15Lyle Westrum237323779915.333.443105
16Bob Wiesler#19266820600.294.38226
16 Players20.51375406467790213242305710777964686713.283.375.425.800198943
* - 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
1David Benedict*2034.4294.731459.06541310501.9499.90.07.6
2Jerry Buchanan191211.5224.8727196.016712010681991.8677.70.49.1
3Red Crowder2065.5454.124196.08754447451.3758.20.74.2
4Daniel Ferber2322.5004.00845.04224203231.4448.40.64.6
5Dick Fiedler2352.7144.12848.05027222141.3339.40.42.6
6Steve Kraly*21186.7502.7931213.019897663821.3158.40.13.5
7Frank Simanovsky*20213.8753.1331210.0215927312791.4009.20.53.4
8Bob Wiesler*19157.6822.3525188.0117664921681.5165.60.18.0
8 Players20.19046.662137137630
* - 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


Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
David Benedict20LL6' 3.0"2001930
Albert Billingsley21L5' 10.0"1631929
Jerry Buchanan19RR6' 2.0"205Mar 3, 1931Dallas, TX, US
Red Crowder20RR6' 2.0"185Nov 24, 1929Seneca, MO, US
Daniel Ferber23RR6' 3.0"195Jan 24, 1927Fort Wayne, IN, US
Dick Fiedler23RR6' 4.0"205Apr 24, 1927Union City, NJ, US
Thomas Gott20L5' 11.0"1801930
Steve Kraly21LL5' 10.0"152Apr 18, 1929Whiting, IN, US
Carl Lombardi23R5' 10.0"180Jan 13, 1927Montclair, NJ, US
Mickey Mantle18SR5' 11.0"195Oct 20, 1931Spavinaw, OK, US
Cal Neeman21RR6' 1.0"192Feb 18, 1929Valmeyer, IL, US
Frank Simanovsky20LL6' 1.0"160Oct 4, 1929
Lou Skizas18RR5' 11.0"175Jun 2, 1932Chicago, IL, US
Cromer Smotherman24LL6' 0.0"190Jul 14, 1925Rockvale, TN, US
David Waters19R5' 11.0"1751931
Len Weisner20R6' 0.0"1681930
Lyle Westrum23R5' 11.0"1841927
Bob Wiesler19SL6' 3.0"188Aug 13, 1930St. Louis, MO, US

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