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1968 Syracuse Chiefs

1968 > Class AAA > 1968 International League
Overall: 72-75
Scored 544 runs, Allowed 553 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 72-75

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Gary Blaylock and Frank Verdi
Represented: Syracuse, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1967 / 1969

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Steve Barber*30716152200230015.133.188.533.7218000
2Rich Beck#2834403524000200217.
3Len Boehmer27144578518601392431075445044.268.330.384.714199055
4Bill Burbach2027575114000100220.
5Robert Cantrell*242770200010001.
6Al Closter*2524433624000000515.
7John Cumberland2125503742000000822.
8Teddy Dillard2710751000000023.
9Roger Dutton*243430000000012.
10John Ellis19134946716201700211.348.375.457.83221010
11Johnnie Fenderson23818170100000017.
12Mike Ferraro2311848144058129202441133559.293.345.375.720165060
13Edward Fiskland221210000000000.
14Shaun Fitzmaurice2521615229200210912. for 2 teams
15Matt Galante2413585041101021064.220.310.260.57013101
16Gary Girouard2548222013200100111.
17Bill Heath*294415613413255011731218.
18Mike Hegan*251195044248312915101139171078123.304.413.465.877197101
19James Horsford29714131101000005.
20Louis Howell#24371111019244011200108.238.306.307.61331000
21John Kennedy27130543471651262158572357113.268.347.384.731181447Stats for 2 teams
22John Kindl26411110000010006.
23Ron Klimkowski2419870000000004.
24Robert Lasko2933585415000300120.
25Jim Lyttle*22135502445531041646531255098.234.309.328.637146034
26Joseph Mackey24131449388266642336264494.
27Pete Magrini2626524804010300139.
28Tommie Martz*26812682362764102330332634.271.345.369.71387213
29Dave McDonald*25842692433561130528762455.251.318.366.68589020
30Bill Melton2245162147104171532101032.279.327.442.76965203
31Steven Mezich222220000000001.
32Ross Moschitto23308681618400330423.
33Cecil Perkins27121080100000013.
34Merritt Ranew*304312010312211018201623.204.317.243.55925100
35Hal Reniff2953262232000000312.
36Ellie Rodriguez224515112718378105231916.291.396.370.76647320
37Bob Sadowski*31819161400020036.250.368.250.6184000
38Tom Shopay*231254904584011220823515102175.245.283.336.620154533
39Hawk Taylor297727824946721221747002550.289.356.558.914139202
40Thad Tillotson273918170400000018.
41Steve Whitaker*251132315710130017.226.250.355.60511000
41 Players25.0147536847635441147172397550075524971003.241.313.341.654162220592948
* - 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
1Steve Barber*3014.2003.35770043.03922163171221151.3028.
2Rich Beck2855.5004.46311620107.0101595386635300101.5618.
3Bill Burbach2099.5003.60262651150.01407660863110881141.3538.
4Al Closter*2578.4673.10231784122.01134642102231102071.1078.
5John Cumberland*21107.5883.26252274138.013659506333812221.2258.
6Teddy Dillard2711.5001.381000026.01554230171010.6925.
7Edward Fiskland22003.6011005.062211030001.40010.
8Gary Girouard25410.2864.594271096.010053495326523031.3759.
9James Horsford2912.3334.67532027.0311614281170031.44410.
10Ron Klimkowski2421.6675.141700035.04124204142102021.57110.
11Robert Lasko2987.5332.93332242166.0131555497611262081.2477.
12Pete Magrini26810.4442.59222263153.01535344133701052051.2429.
13Cecil Perkins2701.0003.861030028.02412123132270011.3217.
14Hal Reniff2966.5004.2553000106.010755506494823081.4729.
15Thad Tillotson27104.7141.543910070.05916123225460071.1577.
15 Players25.87275.4903.4114714711235171272.011965534828345632859264761.2998.
* - 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


Ellie Rodriguez4023724061.0006.539
Hawk Taylor301972215.9957.304
Merritt Ranew261361623.9875.8510
Louis Howell23140742.9746.391
Bill Heath21110820.9835.623
John Ellis128312021.0007.922
Len Boehmer100000.000


Mike Hegan7767928354.9969.18
Dave McDonald6855645662.9908.84
Hawk Taylor749325.9637.43
Bill Melton6594061.00010.50
Merritt Ranew39110.9093.33
Joseph Mackey290011.0004.50


Len Boehmer1282733401487.9784.79
Matt Galante133038110.9865.23
Joseph Mackey91014031.0002.67
Bob Sadowski357011.0004.00
Bill Heath110001.0001.00


Mike Ferraro101741881615.9422.59
Bill Melton32245126.9742.34
Len Boehmer1595041.9373.93
Hawk Taylor84511.9001.13
Joseph Mackey535011.0001.60
Tom Shopay312001.0001.00
Bob Sadowski101001.0001.00


John Kennedy1292094154186.9384.84Stats for 2 teams
Joseph Mackey1201733652865.9514.48
Mike Ferraro293454412.9573.03
Bill Melton201001.0000.50
Len Boehmer110001.0001.00


Jim Lyttle1272651677.9762.21
Tom Shopay121216934.9871.86
Tommie Martz689911031.0001.62
Mike Hegan4471021.9731.61
Hawk Taylor3240110.9761.28
Ross Moschitto27411001.0001.56
Bill Heath1720020.9091.18
Shaun Fitzmaurice15230001.0001.53Stats for 2 teams
Bill Melton139110.9090.77
Steve Whitaker911120.8571.33
Johnnie Fenderson590001.0001.80
John Kindl450001.0001.25
Robert Cantrell230001.0001.50
Gary Girouard200000.00
Roger Dutton101001.0001.00
Pete Magrini100000.00
Steven Mezich100000.00


Hal Reniff5361610.9570.42
Gary Girouard4251611.9550.50
Thad Tillotson3957001.0000.31
Robert Lasko3392113.9680.91
Rich Beck3142110.9620.81
Bill Burbach2692631.9211.35
John Cumberland2521540.8100.68
Al Closter2362011.9631.13
Pete Magrini221422021.0001.64
Ron Klimkowski171911.9090.59
Teddy Dillard1004001.0000.40
Cecil Perkins100110.5000.10
Steve Barber70910.9001.29
James Horsford50411.8000.80
Edward Fiskland102001.0002.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Steve Barber30LL6' 0.0"195Feb 22, 1938Takoma Park, MD, US
Rich Beck28SR6' 3.0"190Jan 21, 1940Pasco, WA, US
Len Boehmer27RR6' 1.0"192Jun 28, 1941Flint Hill, MO, US
Bill Burbach20RR6' 4.0"215Aug 22, 1947Dickeyville, WI, US
Robert Cantrell24LR5' 11.0"155Jan 27, 1944Carbon, OK, US
Al Closter25LL6' 2.0"190Jun 15, 1943Creighton, NE, US
John Cumberland21RL6' 0.0"185May 10, 1947Westbrook, ME, US
Teddy Dillard27RR6' 4.0"200Oct 3, 1940Cleo Springs, OK, US
Roger Dutton24LR6' 0.0"1901944
John Ellis19RR6' 2.0"225Aug 21, 1948New London, CT, US
Johnnie Fenderson23RR6' 0.0"171Jul 20, 1944Birmingham, AL, US
Mike Ferraro23RR5' 11.0"175Aug 18, 1944Kingston, NY, US
Edward Fiskland22RR6' 2.0"190Oct 27, 1945Austin, TX, US
Shaun Fitzmaurice25RR6' 0.0"180Aug 25, 1942Worcester, MA, US
Matt Galante24RR5' 6.0"157Mar 22, 1944Brooklyn, NY, US
Gary Girouard25RR6' 1.0"190Oct 18, 1942Biddeford, ME, US
Bill Heath29LR5' 8.0"175Mar 10, 1939Yuba City, CA, US
Mike Hegan25LL6' 1.0"188Jul 21, 1942Cleveland, OH, US
James Horsford29RR6' 1.0"175Sep 30, 1938Santurce, PR
Louis Howell24SR5' 11.0"180Oct 7, 1943Louisville, KY, US
John Kennedy27RR6' 0.0"185May 29, 1941Chicago, IL, US
John Kindl26RR5' 11.0"180Feb 15, 1942
Ron Klimkowski24RR6' 2.0"190Mar 1, 1944Jersey City, NJ, US
Robert Lasko29RR6' 2.0"200Apr 14, 1939New Westminster, BC, CA
Jim Lyttle22LR6' 0.0"180May 20, 1946Hamilton, OH, US
Joseph Mackey24RR5' 10.0"170Mar 21, 1944Suffern, NY, US
Pete Magrini26RR6' 0.0"195Jun 8, 1942San Francisco, CA, US
Tommie Martz26LR5' 11.0"167Oct 7, 1941Harrisonburg, VA, US
Dave McDonald25LR6' 3.0"215May 20, 1943New Albany, IN, US
Bill Melton22RR6' 2.0"200Jul 7, 1945Gulfport, MS, US
Steven Mezich22RR6' 2.0"193Oct 18, 1945Seattle, WA, US
Ross Moschitto23RR6' 2.0"175Feb 15, 1945Fresno, CA, US
Cecil Perkins27RR6' 0.0"175Dec 1, 1940Baltimore, MD, US
Merritt Ranew30LR5' 11.0"170May 10, 1938Albany, GA, US
Hal Reniff29RR6' 0.0"215Jul 2, 1938Warren, OH, US
Ellie Rodriguez22RR5' 11.0"185May 24, 1946Fajardo, PR
Bob Sadowski31LR6' 0.0"175Jan 15, 1937St. Louis, MO, US
Tom Shopay23LR5' 9.0"160Feb 21, 1945Bristol, CT, US
Hawk Taylor29RR6' 1.0"187Apr 3, 1939Metropolis, IL, US
Thad Tillotson27RR6' 2.0"195Dec 20, 1940Merced, CA, US
Steve Whitaker25LR6' 0.0"180May 7, 1943Tacoma, WA, US

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