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1950 Louisville Colonels

1950 > Class AAA > 1950 American Association
Overall: 82-71
Scored 717 runs, Allowed 649 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 83-70

Affiliation: Boston Red Sox-AL
Manager: Mike Ryba
Represented: Louisville, KY
Ballpark: Parkway Field  (Louisville, KY), Parkway Field  (Louisville, KY) and Parkway Field  (Louisville, KY)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1949 / 1951

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Bob Alexander273073633820020324.
2Bill Boyce27208676122552072910.329.400.447.84734001
3Richard Burgett294100000.000.0000
4Kenneth Chapman291506335616915027988256349.267.341.390.7322191109
5Hampton Coleman22272319020000048.
6Pete Daley20622182093055754310518.263.284.402.68684413
7John Douglas*321315104686412512613653955.267.325.325.650152812
8Walt Dropo2711534751211211055.255.340.447.78621310
9Salvatore Federico26331.333
10Ben Flowers23331713200001017.
11Dick Gernert2126797361610030511.
12Ira Godin227164.250
13Jack Griffore29224537431002039.
14Harley Hisner23213028360001029.
15Mel Hoderlein#271074293776611021255014135.292.369.398.767150256
16Earl Johnson*311539312200020413.
17Ed Lyons2798372322509315234734834.289.383.376.759121711
18Babe Martin30581621521332613130718.211.259.322.582491230Stats for 2 teams
19Jim McDonald2319584751200070811.255.375.255.63012212
20Gordie Mueller27391514110001005.
21Willard Nixon*2226605591921070414.345.390.418.80823101
22Tommy O'Brien3193314274397273154903337.263.353.474.827130852
23Mike Palm251426262200000016.
24Jack Parks*228141.071
25Jim Piersall20131570487971242511360147259.255.352.370.72118010110
26Al Richter2315258947766120222157410036.252.386.312.6981491648
27Jack Robinson2924544761100020520.234.308.234.54211002
28Bob Scherbarth2480288250286117202812934.244.327.328.655821127
29Jim Suchecki22102219130002018.
30George Wilson*2512644038068104192178225636.274.373.468.841178440
31Taffy Wright*3813455148172153314159226722.318.404.493.8962371021
31 Players27.1153573950127171312219537567039616620.262.346.372.71818621173279
* - 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
1Bob Alexander271210.5453.443026134186.0167807190730041.3828.
2Hampton Coleman2226.2504.552630083.077434246451221.4828.
3Salvatore Federico26101.0007.503012.09101021050001.5836.
4Ben Flowers2334.4293.393311077.068382946491031.4817.
5Ira Godin2223.4003.897144.0462419626150021.6369.
6Jack Griffore2967.4624.09221672121.0134675534571721.38810.
7Harley Hisner2356.4554.6521124191.0101554731424221.45110.
8Earl Johnson*3166.5002.5415137192.070312627453141.0546.
9Jim McDonald23114.7333.351817103137.0117555150473031.2197.
10Gordie Mueller2774.6363.713900063.054282635422171.4137.
11Willard Nixon22112.8462.691313112117.095413559971271.3167.
12Mike Palm2537.3006.5714124074.085565448420521.79710.
13Jack Robinson2988.5004.93242260137.0163887544622061.51110.
14Jim Suchecki2244.5003.411095166.057332532390001.3487.
14 Players25.68271.536153153649
* - 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


Bob Scherbarth7436335114.9735.386
Pete Daley592852945.9875.325
Babe Martin341441440.9754.653Stats for 2 teams


John Douglas12410218413101.9888.91
Dick Gernert181578617.9659.17
Walt Dropo11109120211.00011.00


Ed Lyons832062292464.9485.24
Mel Hoderlein731842081245.9705.37


Kenneth Chapman1491702642427.9482.91


Al Richter1522774343588.9534.68


Taffy Wright129189620.9901.51
Jim Piersall1253691845.9903.10
George Wilson1011961052.9762.04
Tommy O'Brien81144842.9741.88
Bill Boyce2060010.9843.00
Mel Hoderlein1533530.9272.53


Gordie Mueller39113001.0000.36
Ben Flowers3331522.9000.55
Bob Alexander3092822.9491.23
Hampton Coleman262911.9170.42
Jack Robinson24111722.9331.17
Jack Griffore2281421.9171.00
Harley Hisner2171611.9581.10
Jim McDonald18122922.9532.28
Earl Johnson15424021.0001.87
Mike Palm14213001.0001.07
Willard Nixon13814011.0001.69
Jim Suchecki102820.8331.00
Ira Godin7
Salvatore Federico3

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Bob Alexander27RR6' 2.0"205Aug 7, 1922Vancouver, BC, CA
Bill Boyce27RR6' 0.0"190Feb 1, 1923Brighton, MA, US
Richard Burgett29R6' 1.0"1851921
Kenneth Chapman29R5' 11.0"180Apr 26, 1921
Hampton Coleman22RR6' 2.0"175Feb 12, 1928Red Springs, NC, US
Pete Daley20RR6' 0.0"195Jan 14, 1930Grass Valley, CA, US
John Douglas32LL6' 2.0"195Sep 14, 1917Thayer, WV, US
Walt Dropo27RR6' 5.0"220Jan 30, 1923Moosup, CT, US
Salvatore Federico26RR6' 0.0"185Feb 26, 1924
Ben Flowers23RR6' 4.0"195Jun 15, 1927Goldsboro, NC, US
Dick Gernert21RR6' 3.0"209Sep 28, 1928Reading, PA, US
Ira Godin22RR6' 0.0"175Jul 25, 1927Cleveland, OH, US
Jack Griffore29RR5' 11.0"195Mar 28, 1921
Harley Hisner23RR6' 1.0"185Nov 6, 1926Maples, IN, US
Mel Hoderlein27SR5' 10.0"185Jun 24, 1923Mount Carmel, OH, US
Earl Johnson31LL6' 3.0"190Apr 2, 1919Redmond, WA, US
Ed Lyons27RR5' 9.0"165May 12, 1923Winston-Salem, NC, US
Babe Martin30RR5' 11.0"194Mar 28, 1920Seattle, WA, US
Jim McDonald23RR5' 10.0"185May 17, 1927Grants Pass, OR, US
Gordie Mueller27RR6' 4.0"200Dec 10, 1922Timonium, MD, US
Willard Nixon22LR6' 2.0"195Jun 17, 1928Taylorsville, GA, US
Tommy O'Brien31RR5' 11.0"195Dec 19, 1918Anniston, AL, US
Mike Palm25RR6' 3.0"190Feb 13, 1925Boston, MA, US
Jack Parks22LR6' 2.0"205Jun 12, 1928Sayreton, AL, US
Jim Piersall20RR6' 0.0"175Nov 14, 1929Waterbury, CT, US
Al Richter23RR5' 11.0"165Feb 7, 1927Norfolk, VA, US
Jack Robinson29RR6' 0.0"175Feb 20, 1921Orange, NJ, US
Bob Scherbarth24RR6' 0.0"180Jan 18, 1926Milwaukee, WI, US
Jim Suchecki22RR6' 0.0"185Aug 25, 1927Chicago, IL, US
George Wilson25LR6' 1.0"185Aug 31, 1924Cherryville, NC, US
Taffy Wright38LR5' 10.0"180Aug 10, 1911Tabor City, NC, US

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