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1976 Wichita Aeros

1976 > Class AAA > 1976 American Association (West)
Overall: 56-79
Scored 545 runs, Allowed 663 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 56-79

Affiliation: Chicago Cubs-NL
Manager: Doc Edwards
Represented: Wichita, KS
Ballpark: Lawrence-Dumont Stadium (Wichita, KS), Lawrence-Dumont Stadium (Wichita, KS) and Lawrence-Dumont Stadium (Wichita, KS)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1975 / 1977

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Mike Adams27361169217282239122315.304.448.467.91643100
2Bill Bright*2794249225255790836102136.253.317.400.71790102
3Stephen Clancy2494310268216170318013538.228.324.287.61177412
4Gregory Collins24328070817201800711.243.316.314.63122111Stats for 2 teams
5Ken Crosby283622152110010058.067.300.133.4332020
6William Droege2574258227285691226712636.247.328.322.65073221
7Ron Dunn2610541438148941832148312871.247.299.475.774181122
8Ken Frailing*281124190410010024.
9Tony Franklin#262185691623220713148.333.440.420.86129011Stats for 2 teams
10Dave Geisel*211022171100000048.
11Julio Gonzalez23128523484591361253412762453.281.329.345.6741671131
12Gene Hiser*271113523033575161229543939.248.333.327.66099172Stats for 2 teams
13Jim Kremmel*2726411000000030.000.750.000.7500000
14Mike Krukow24265047110000400222.
15Dennis Lamp2330524769000000317.
16Donnie Moore*2233585447100500014.
17Gerry Pirtle285018142300000014.
18Willie Prall*2635332922101100210.
19Ed Putman22124744212301600310.273.319.409.72818000
20Buddy Schultz2513980200010000.
21Mike Sember2369245216265250116642658.241.325.278.60360120
22Rob Sperring269433629834711331338403166.238.315.433.748129331
23Douglas Stodgel2786234210195791221311814.271.330.352.68374141
24Bruce Sutter237220000000001.
25Jerry Tabb*24124453395601142111967315052.289.368.491.859194224
26Jim Tyrone271245144597212314120571774857.268.340.434.773199322
27Wayne Tyrone25289984182472821001425.286.388.7021.09059010
28Chris Ward*27115464388621191521254426848.307.407.448.856174206
29Milt Wilcox262746424830050019. for 2 teams
30Geoff Zahn*302156475610020067.
31Oscar Zamora3114330110010001.333.333.6671.0002000
31 Players25.5135488743085451107156231204937830472704.257.333.387.721166933482633
* - 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
1Ken Crosby2834.4293.4336720597.091453710456952011.4028.
2Ken Frailing*2823.4004.5010800152.05730266121250021.3279.
3Dave Geisel*2124.3335.049831050.05033287251272001.5009.
4Jim Kremmel*2712.3336.5526100044.05737326272373031.90911.
5Mike Krukow2479.4383.312620620144.0142615394721086161.3128.
6Dennis Lamp23814.3644.063025601153.01829469155210986071.52910.
7Donnie Moore22711.3894.742424920152.0170968025614921161.52010.
8Gerry Pirtle2887.5333.7150000980.07741338254641131.2758.
9Willie Prall*26510.3335.563315210115.0135837114593630121.68710.
10Buddy Schultz*2511.5003.3813211132.02815122151221021.3447.
11Bruce Sutter2321.6671.507000112.0932141160011.0836.
12Milt Wilcox2667.4623.812718300130.01417255116311944131.5699. for 2 teams
13Geoff Zahn*3088.5004.272121510137.0142816516619662081.4829.
14Oscar Zamora3123.4007.3614000222.0292218263201011.59111.
14 Players25.95679.4154.32135135101349201118.0120266353712445751750265421.4849.
* - 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


Stephen Clancy935044575.9875.9014
Gregory Collins291221430.9784.693Stats for 2 teams
Douglas Stodgel281131285.9404.465
Ed Putman11628041.0006.362


Jerry Tabb1151016461195.9909.23
Wayne Tyrone1380638.9666.62
Chris Ward1067113.9866.80
Rob Sperring9512001.0005.89
Gene Hiser212121.8676.50Stats for 2 teams
Ed Putman2171021.0009.00
Stephen Clancy140001.0004.00


Julio Gonzalez1002352933079.9465.28
Douglas Stodgel17243037.9473.18
Mike Adams13202523.9573.46
Rob Sperring10182713.9784.50
Tony Franklin367011.0004.33
Ron Dunn273011.0005.00


Ron Dunn102772201120.9642.91
Tony Franklin16162815.9782.75
Douglas Stodgel16122214.9712.13
Wayne Tyrone31320.6671.33
Rob Sperring10110.5001.00
Jim Tyrone111011.0002.00


Rob Sperring64901861539.9484.31
Mike Sember51691432128.9104.16
Julio Gonzalez304091811.9424.37
Ron Dunn101001.0001.00


Jim Tyrone1211911162.9711.67
Chris Ward106164480.9551.58
Gene Hiser921257011.0001.43Stats for 2 teams
William Droege67104421.9821.61
Bill Bright6589782.9231.48
Mike Adams1214030.8241.17
Mike Sember1113010.9291.18
Wayne Tyrone1119110.9521.82
Rob Sperring9141001.0001.67


Gerry Pirtle5051012.9380.30
Ken Crosby36720001.0000.75
Willie Prall3331941.8460.67
Dennis Lamp3034152.8981.47
Milt Wilcox2792534.9191.26Stats for 2 teams
Jim Kremmel261412.8330.19
Mike Krukow2662114.9641.04
Donnie Moore24122973.8541.71
Geoff Zahn2182520.9431.57
Oscar Zamora1402001.0000.14
Buddy Schultz1325021.0000.54
Ken Frailing1018001.0000.90
Dave Geisel916001.0000.78
Bruce Sutter705001.0000.71

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Mike Adams27RR5' 9.0"180Jul 24, 1948Cincinnati, OH, US
Bill Bright27LR6' 0.0"175Apr 30, 1949Allentown, PA, US
Stephen Clancy24RR5' 10.0"180Sep 21, 1951
Gregory Collins24RR6' 3.0"205Feb 1, 1952
Ken Crosby28RR6' 2.0"179Dec 15, 1947New Denver, BC, CA
William Droege25RR6' 1.0"195Jun 24, 1951
Ron Dunn26RR5' 11.0"180Jan 24, 1950Oklahoma City, OK, US
Ken Frailing28LL6' 0.0"190Jan 19, 1948Madison, WI, US
Tony Franklin26SR5' 10.0"155Jun 9, 1950Portland, ME, US
Dave Geisel21LL6' 3.0"210Jan 18, 1955Windber, PA, US
Julio Gonzalez23RR5' 11.0"162Dec 25, 1952Caguas, PR
Gene Hiser27LL5' 11.0"175Dec 11, 1948Baltimore, MD, US
Jim Kremmel27LL6' 0.0"175Feb 28, 1949Belleville, IL, US
Mike Krukow24RR6' 5.0"205Jan 21, 1952Long Beach, CA, US
Dennis Lamp23RR6' 4.0"200Sep 23, 1952Los Angeles, CA, US
Donnie Moore22LR6' 0.0"185Feb 13, 1954Lubbock, TX, US
Gerry Pirtle28RR6' 1.0"185Dec 3, 1947Tulsa, OK, US
Willie Prall26LL6' 3.0"200Apr 20, 1950Hackensack, NJ, US
Ed Putman22RR6' 1.0"190Sep 25, 1953Los Angeles, CA, US
Buddy Schultz25RL6' 0.0"170Sep 19, 1950Cleveland, OH, US
Mike Sember23RR6' 0.0"185Feb 24, 1953Hammond, IN, US
Rob Sperring26RR6' 1.0"185Oct 10, 1949San Francisco, CA, US
Douglas Stodgel27RR5' 9.0"170Aug 29, 1948
Bruce Sutter23RR6' 2.0"190Jan 8, 1953Lancaster, PA, US
Jerry Tabb24LR6' 2.0"195Mar 17, 1952Altus, OK, US
Jim Tyrone27RR6' 1.0"185Jan 29, 1949Alice, TX, US
Wayne Tyrone25RR6' 1.0"185Aug 1, 1950Alice, TX, US
Chris Ward27LL6' 0.0"180May 18, 1949Oakland, CA, US
Milt Wilcox26RR6' 2.0"185Apr 20, 1950Honolulu, HI, US
Geoff Zahn30LL6' 1.0"180Dec 19, 1945Baltimore, MD, US
Oscar Zamora31RR5' 10.0"178Sep 23, 1944Camaguey, Camaguey, CU

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