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1957 Wichita Braves

1957 > Class AAA > 1957 American Association
Overall: 93-61
Scored 760 runs, Allowed 630 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 90-64

Affiliation: Milwaukee Braves-NL
Manager: Ben Geraghty
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: 1956 / 1958

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Toby Atwell*33114034240001055.
2Ross Carter21210000.000.0000
3Paul Cave*234111.000
4Dick Cole3152191169225610031321811.331.396.444.840750400
5Wes Covington*253213311713316352711215.265.338.496.834582023
6Frank DiPrima30971.143
7Charlie Gorin*293245403510030313.
8Ken Guettler30299179714301501216.
9Juan Guzman21132926560004033.231.310.231.54160000
10Harry Hanebrink*2913659951195148207248927451.290.382.497.87925447311
11Bob Hartsfield*2578288256427711153212224.301.359.410.7691053431
12Roy Hawes*306322619722466553712525.234.320.391.711771125Stats for 2 teams
13Bob Hazle*26923953306092222125815136.279.373.467.8401541942
14Ron Henry20110000.000.0000
15Earl Hersh*2515364155388149267268437979.269.361.483.8432672346
16Ray Holton3163208178165010031702516.281.374.388.761692214
17Joey Jay#2142989362021190222.
18Everette Joyner*2920726510192035357.292.343.462.804300200
19Chick King26483.375
20Joe Koppe2613058047498120252104579871.253.383.378.7601792511
21Bobby Malkmus251245404757113826796234852.291.353.432.78520501345
22Eddie McHugh2816705881511030910.259.362.310.673181110
23Don McMahon27212925440012048.
24Red Murff362654525101006006.
25Gerry Nelson231736287610120411.214.333.357.690101300
26Chet Nichols#26340000.000.0000
27Phil Paine27522121130001009.
28Juan Pizarro*20102727360013007.222.222.333.55690000
29Vic Rehm#212244413730050015.
30Ray Rippelmeyer232528261200010111.
31Mike Roarke26115419386379313324102742.241.291.306.5971181327
32Bob Ross28332523120001028.
33Ray Shearer27138572493931562852910917387.316.403.570.9732811144
34Bob Talbot3070262242246715233531219.277.313.393.705951613
35Bob Trowbridge27370000.000.0000
36Bob Uecker22272.286
37Corky Valentine28730000.000.0000
38Carl Willey26371039781830170240.
38 Players26.91555897513876013682354614771126625730.266.347.416.762213612825753455
* - 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
1Ross Carter21002
2Paul Cave23004
3Charlie Gorin*2959.3575.12271520116.0125756617441720141.4579.
4Joey Jay211710.6303.313432183223.01969482118711998031.2697.
5Don McMahon2762.7502.922110071.05925235387651031.3667.
6Red Murff36119.5503.62241983144.0156665817444610111.3899.
7Gerry Nelson2374.6363.2117157398.07344359350473041.1026.
8Chet Nichols*2601.0003
9Phil Paine2784.6671.6452311104.07725195334697001.0586.
10Juan Pizarro*20401.0004.25552036.03517173130243021.3338.
11Vic Rehm*2187.5333.68221962110.094594510655911041.4457.
12Ray Rippelmeyer2323.4003.452521073.08033282213412011.3849.
13Bob Ross*2826.2505.253350072.07750428403512031.6259.
14Bob Trowbridge27201.0003
15Corky Valentine28007
16Carl Willey26216.7783.243232171247.020210389159421748161.1987.
16 Players25.99361.6043.601551559263131351.0124563054110953630932363321.3188.
* - 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


Mike Roarke10869950107.9876.9418
Ray Holton412371614.9966.172
Toby Atwell1165111.9856.002


Earl Hersh13311519215121.9889.35
Roy Hawes1915919318.9839.37Stats for 2 teams


Bobby Malkmus1242663801489.9795.21


Harry Hanebrink134114262831.9792.81
Dick Cole11152233.9253.36


Joe Koppe1222353623593.9454.89
Dick Cole21284788.9043.57


Ray Shearer1322921241.9872.30
Bob Hazle821581431.9832.10
Bob Talbot69161742.9772.43
Bob Hartsfield5273210.9871.44
Roy Hawes3460631.9571.94Stats for 2 teams
Wes Covington32521001.0001.66
Ken Guettler23231001.0001.04
Earl Hersh1624120.9261.56
Everette Joyner1624211.9631.63
Ray Holton1217010.9441.42


Phil Paine5251831.8850.44
Joey Jay34102833.9271.12
Bob Ross3321631.8570.55
Carl Willey32133010.9771.34
Charlie Gorin2731621.9050.70
Ray Rippelmeyer2541711.9550.84
Red Murff241426001.0001.67
Vic Rehm2241020.8750.64
Don McMahon213912.9230.57
Gerry Nelson17615001.0001.24
Corky Valentine7
Juan Pizarro5
Paul Cave4
Chet Nichols3
Bob Trowbridge3
Ross Carter2

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Toby Atwell33LR5' 9.0"185Mar 8, 1924Leesburg, VA, US
Ross Carter21RR6' 1.0"1901936
Paul Cave23LR6' 1.0"179Nov 2, 1933New Canton, VA, US
Dick Cole31RR6' 2.0"175May 6, 1926Long Beach, CA, US
Wes Covington25LR6' 1.0"205Mar 27, 1932Laurinburg, NC, US
Frank DiPrima30RR5' 9.0"170Dec 13, 1926Philadelphia, PA, US
Charlie Gorin29LL5' 10.0"165Feb 6, 1928Waco, TX, US
Ken Guettler30R6' 0.0"200May 29, 1927
Juan Guzman21RR5' 8.0"170May 27, 1936Santurce, PR
Harry Hanebrink29LR6' 0.0"165Nov 12, 1927St. Louis, MO, US
Bob Hartsfield25LR5' 9.0"180Dec 15, 1931Atlanta, GA, US
Roy Hawes30LL6' 2.0"190Jul 5, 1926Shiloh, IL, US
Bob Hazle26LR6' 0.0"190Dec 9, 1930Laurens, SC, US
Ron Henry20RR6' 1.0"180Aug 7, 1936Chester, PA, US
Earl Hersh25LL6' 0.0"205May 21, 1932Ebbvale, MD, US
Ray Holton31RR5' 10.0"190Dec 28, 1925
Joey Jay21SR6' 4.0"228Aug 15, 1935Middletown, CT, US
Everette Joyner29LR6' 2.0"188Sep 9, 1927
Chick King26RR6' 2.0"190Nov 10, 1930Paris, TN, US
Joe Koppe26RR5' 10.0"165Oct 19, 1930Detroit, MI, US
Bobby Malkmus25RR5' 9.0"175Jul 4, 1931Newark, NJ, US
Eddie McHugh28R5' 10.0"170Mar 23, 1929Bristol, CT, US
Don McMahon27RR6' 2.0"215Jan 4, 1930Brooklyn, NY, US
Red Murff36RR6' 3.0"195Apr 1, 1921Burlington, TX, US
Gerry Nelson23RR6' 3.0"200Apr 1, 1934Beaumont, TX, US
Chet Nichols26SL6' 1.0"165Feb 22, 1931Pawtucket, RI, US
Phil Paine27RR6' 2.0"180Jun 8, 1930Chepachet, RI, US
Juan Pizarro20LL5' 11.0"170Feb 7, 1937Santurce, PR
Vic Rehm21SL6' 4.0"200Feb 16, 1936Carlyle, IL, US
Ray Rippelmeyer23RR6' 3.0"200Jul 9, 1933Valmeyer, IL, US
Mike Roarke26RR6' 2.0"195Nov 8, 1930West Warwick, RI, US
Bob Ross28RL6' 0.0"165Nov 2, 1928Fullerton, CA, US
Ray Shearer27RR6' 0.0"200Sep 19, 1929Jacobus, PA, US
Bob Talbot30RR6' 0.0"170Jun 6, 1927Visalia, CA, US
Bob Trowbridge27RR6' 1.0"180Jun 27, 1930Hudson, NY, US
Bob Uecker22RR6' 1.0"190Jan 26, 1935Milwaukee, WI, US
Corky Valentine28RR6' 1.0"203Jan 4, 1929Troy, OH, US
Carl Willey26RR6' 0.0"175Jun 6, 1931Cherryfield, ME, US

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