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1956 Buffalo Bisons

1956 > Class AAA > 1956 International League
Overall: 64-87
Scored 598 runs, Allowed 722 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 63-88

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Phil Cavarretta
Represented: Buffalo, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1955 / 1957

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Johnny Blatnik3522564951560020712.306.393.429.82121000
2Roger Bowman282446422200020214.
3Joe Brovia*344614112212287062801723.230.326.434.76153101
4George Bullard27963773224680124217154945.248.348.329.677106132
5Joe Caffie*2512852648284150166846193953.311.364.419.783202140
6Pete Castiglione351284884453912220403323133.274.322.337.659150273
7Phil Cavarretta*3957846910182011011414.261.393.333.72623100
8Jim Clark28102221310002010.
9Joe Coleman33461414130001006.
10Billy DeMars3010435832026789012222922.244.306.281.58790081
11Larry Donovan223165583730040217.
12Karl Drews362963552800090722.
13Luke Easter*4014559348375148203351060105116.306.433.5781.011279401
14Zeb Eaton36111313242000005.308.308.462.7696000
15Bill Froats*253735251300020615.
16Fred Hahn2736645541310050417.
17Louis Heyman3636104907145041201333.156.269.344.61431100
18Milt Jordan29220000.000.0000
19Gus Keriazakos24142522020001028.
20Peanuts Lowrey38117391352419712143303225.276.335.349.684123133
21Ed Mierkowicz32120410357398416184734748.235.327.353.680126231Stats for 3 teams
22Edgar Moeller28310000.000.0000
23Ron Mrozinski25330000.000.0000
24Steve Nagy*37182824410000046.
25Harry Nicholas263943386500020314.
26Lou Ortiz3314859951889140391258837367.270.360.494.854256143
27Mario Picone29610000.000.0000
28Bill Serena3113550441962106165247318275.253.378.487.865204210
29Norm Sherry24642081811439502702144.215.302.276.57950231
30Victor Stryska*296111.000
31Pat Tomkinson299126222921458021302934.
32Clyde Vollmer341445434710140110.
33John Weiss314541372400120119.
33 Players31.91515530481459812051962512456047617803.250.336.379.7151823205524
* - 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
1Roger Bowman*28812.4004.29231982128.014169611557660061.5479.
2Joe Coleman3342.6674.224600079.07847371152341021.6468.
3Larry Donovan221110.5243.673125122174.0172777112647012011.3568.
4Karl Drews361311.5423.842924113171.0186797317498811031.3749.
5Zeb Eaton36005
6Bill Froats*2528.2007.0237921109.013392851363938041.79811.
7Fred Hahn*271011.4764.47362060163.01669381201011047051.6389.
8Milt Jordan2901.0002
9Gus Keriazakos2435.3754.7714114066.0714135635322031.6069.
10Edgar Moeller28003
11Ron Mrozinski*2511.5003
12Steve Nagy*3733.5004.371673068.0743533721185001.3979.
13Harry Nicholas26510.3335.52281850119.012075731961941051.5219.
14Mario Picone29001
15Bob Schultz*3201.0002
16Victor Stryska29101.0006
17Junior Walsh37002
18John Weiss31312.2004.37451360136.01567366956583031.55910.
18 Players28.86487.424151151722
* - 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


Pat Tomkinson823722674.9834.857
Norm Sherry562441673.9744.642
Louis Heyman351541010.9944.691


Luke Easter144114811312136.9918.76
Phil Cavarretta19584031.0003.26
Ed Mierkowicz11921246.9639.45Stats for 3 teams


Lou Ortiz14737036510100.9875.00


Bill Serena1281363221836.9623.58
Pete Castiglione27315336.9663.11


Billy DeMars941532441249.9714.22
Pete Castiglione5987153835.9684.07


Joe Caffie124272872.9762.26
Peanuts Lowrey941461012.9941.66
George Bullard901981194.9592.32
Ed Mierkowicz901391023.9871.66Stats for 3 teams
Joe Brovia3644511.9801.36
Pete Castiglione2640310.9771.65
Johnny Blatnik18210001.0001.17
Clyde Vollmer1218311.9551.75


Joe Coleman4671921.9290.57
John Weiss45182212.9760.89
Bill Froats37213011.0000.41
Fred Hahn36132961.8751.17
Larry Donovan31174321.9681.94
Karl Drews29102941.9071.34
Harry Nicholas281113001.0000.86
Roger Bowman2332132.8891.04
Steve Nagy16312001.0000.94
Gus Keriazakos14212011.0001.00
Victor Stryska6
Zeb Eaton5
Edgar Moeller3
Ron Mrozinski3
Milt Jordan2
Bob Schultz2
Junior Walsh2
Mario Picone1

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Johnny Blatnik35RR6' 0.0"195Mar 10, 1921Bridgeport, OH, US
Roger Bowman28RL6' 0.0"175Aug 18, 1927Amsterdam, NY, US
Joe Brovia34LR6' 3.0"195Feb 18, 1922Davenport, CA, US
George Bullard27RR5' 9.0"165Oct 24, 1928Lynn, MA, US
Joe Caffie25LR5' 10.0"180Feb 14, 1931Ramer, AL, US
Pete Castiglione35RR5' 11.0"175Feb 13, 1921Greenwich, CT, US
Phil Cavarretta39LL5' 11.0"175Jul 19, 1916Chicago, IL, US
Jim Clark28RR5' 9.0"150Sep 21, 1927Baggaley, PA, US
Joe Coleman33RR6' 2.0"200Jul 30, 1922Medford, MA, US
Billy DeMars30RR5' 10.0"160Aug 26, 1925Brooklyn, NY, US
Larry Donovan22RR6' 3.0"200Jan 18, 1934Ionia, MI, US
Karl Drews36RR6' 4.0"192Feb 22, 1920Staten Island, NY, US
Luke Easter40LR6' 4.0"240Aug 4, 1915Jonestown, MS, US
Zeb Eaton36RR5' 10.0"185Feb 2, 1920Cooleemee, NC, US
Bill Froats25LL6' 0.0"180Oct 20, 1930New York, NY, US
Fred Hahn27RL6' 3.0"174Feb 16, 1929Nyack, NY, US
Louis Heyman36RR6' 3.0"230Jun 2, 1920Chicago, IL, US
Milt Jordan29RR6' 2.0"207May 24, 1927Mineral Springs, PA, US
Gus Keriazakos24RR6' 3.0"187Jul 28, 1931West Orange, NJ, US
Peanuts Lowrey38RR5' 8.0"170Aug 27, 1917Culver City, CA, US
Ed Mierkowicz32RR6' 4.0"205Mar 6, 1924Wyandotte, MI, US
Edgar Moeller28RR6' 1.0"1801928
Ron Mrozinski25RL5' 11.0"160Sep 16, 1930White Haven, PA, US
Steve Nagy37LL5' 9.0"174May 28, 1919Franklin, NJ, US
Harry Nicholas26RR6' 2.0"180Sep 28, 1929Valley Stream, NY, US
Lou Ortiz33R6' 3.0"200May 14, 1923Albuquerque, NM, US
Mario Picone29RR5' 11.0"180Jul 5, 1926Brooklyn, NY, US
Bob Schultz32RL6' 3.0"200Nov 27, 1923Louisville, KY, US
Bill Serena31RR5' 9.0"175Oct 2, 1924Alameda, CA, US
Norm Sherry24RR5' 11.0"180Jul 16, 1931New York, NY, US
Victor Stryska29LR6' 0.0"1801927
Pat Tomkinson29R6' 1.0"190Jan 20, 1927
Clyde Vollmer34RR6' 1.0"185Sep 24, 1921Cincinnati, OH, US
Junior Walsh37RR5' 11.0"185Mar 7, 1919Newark, NJ, US
John Weiss31RR6' 1.0"195Oct 20, 1924

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