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1951 Joplin Miners

1951 > Class C > 1951 Western Association
Overall: 77-48
Scored 740 runs, Allowed 591 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 75-50

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Billy Holm
Represented: Joplin, MO
Ballpark: Miners Park (Joplin, MO), Miners Park (Joplin, MO) and Miners Park (Joplin, MO)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1950 / 1952

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Elmer Balzer2012553015417116.291.398211
2Billie Bullock201204281101348.257.362155
3Joseph Clark231114491182535.263.365164
4Kenneth Dunlap2010124201.333.7509
5Daniel Ferber2422566000.107.1076
6Andy Fronduto?--299816400.163.20420
7John Gabler#2013104100.400.5005
8Whitey Herzog*191134181191487.285.407170
9Larry Hoover2018474000.085.0854
10Jack Mallory?2443157341020.217.30648
11Lloyd Merritt1823223100.136.1824
12Michael Morrongiello2110635810618914.296.514184
13Merlin Nehring*20307917000.215.21517
14Michael Santoro1910307000.233.2337
15Lavern Schiltz201194271191552.279.351150
16Jack Taylor?2118337110.212.30310
17Dick Tettelbach221254881553157.318.445217
18Robert Tuminello2225363200.083.1395
19Tom Venditelli214114345741.315.44163
20Pete Vitale18216112400.197.26216
21Al Weygandt*2042140491111.350.46465
22Mel Wright23338623151.267.43037
22 Players20.81255038424574011431815855629136717643.269.375.378.753160576
* - 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
1Daniel Ferber24710.4123.7022168.0142926911141.5247.60.16.1
2John Gabler2032.6005.291334.0312220211.5298.25.6
3Larry Hoover20113.7863.2918123.011153451591.3828.10.14.3
4Lloyd Merritt1855.5004.372368.05639333361.3537.40.44.8
5Merlin Nehring20204.8333.2626196.01788271101261.5518.20.55.8
6Michael Santoro*1952.7143.971077.08038343451.6239.40.45.3
7Leonard Strickler2041.8003.33746.04120171321.5878.00.26.3
8Robert Tuminello2239.2504.1425111.011770512771.7489.50.26.2
9Mel Wright23159.6253.6728206.019997845771.3408.70.23.4
9 Players21.07748.616125125591
* - 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
Elmer Balzer20R6' 3.0"1901931
Billie Bullock20R5' 7.0"1681931
Joseph Clark23R5' 9.0"1751928
Kenneth Dunlap20RR6' 2.0"2151931
Daniel Ferber24RR6' 3.0"195Jan 24, 1927Fort Wayne, IN, US
Andy Fronduto--Unknown
John Gabler20SR6' 2.0"165Oct 2, 1930Kansas City, MO, US
Whitey Herzog19LL5' 11.0"182Nov 9, 1931New Athens, IL, US
Larry Hoover20RR6' 1.0"206Jun 21, 1931Cincinnati, OH, US
Jack Mallory24Apr 23, 1927Peoria, IL, US
Lloyd Merritt18RR6' 0.0"189Apr 8, 1933St. Louis, MO, US
Michael Morrongiello21R5' 8.0"1651930
Merlin Nehring20LR6' 1.0"1651931
Michael Santoro19RL5' 11.0"1801932
Lavern Schiltz20R5' 8.0"163Sep 16, 1930Dubuque, IA, US
Leonard Strickler20RR5' 10.0"1851931
Jack Taylor21Apr 30, 1930Metropolis, IL, US
Dick Tettelbach22RR6' 0.0"195Jun 26, 1929New Haven, CT, US
Robert Tuminello22RR5' 11.0"1781929
Tom Venditelli21R5' 9.0"165Apr 6, 1930Providence, RI, US
Pete Vitale18R5' 10.0"1731933
Al Weygandt20LR6' 3.0"191Jul 17, 1930Detroit, MI, US
Mel Wright23RR6' 3.0"210May 11, 1928Manila, AR, US

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