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1954 Columbia Reds

1954 > Class A > 1954 South Atlantic League
Overall: 77-62
Scored 733 runs, Allowed 630 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 79-60

Affiliation: Cincinnati Redlegs-NL
Manager: Ernie White
Represented: Columbia, SC
Ballpark: Capital City Park (I) (Columbia, SC), Capital City Park (I) (Columbia, SC) and Capital City Park (I) (Columbia, SC)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1953 / 1955

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Philip Amato2386
2John Bebber313652000.400.4002
3Ralph Birkofer20276113011.213.29518
4Thomas Biskup24235710302.175.33319
5Robert Cannon*2143
6Mickey Crossin2345
7Robert Decker2110283000.107.1073
8Allen Flaugher2539163010.188.3135
9Bill Ford2713750114134910.281.445223
10Don Gross*23327218401.250.34725
11Gene Hatton2456167441117.263.46778
12Larry Hoover2320404300.100.1757
13John Jackson28295613202.232.37521
14Kirby Jackson*2464243691432.284.39195
15Oscar Khederian3382337881722.261.341115
16Vernon Kilburg2142
17Barney Martin31387114301.197.28220
18Odell Martin2325203000.150.1503
19Wilbur McConnell*26309521400.221.26325
20Dick Murphy*2210194100.211.2635
21Edmund Nietopski2761207531033.256.37778
22Bob O'Neal*2998343952033.277.379130
23John Oldham2131
24Howard Padgett235518038701.211.26748
25Carl Paylor24195712300.211.26315
26Ken Polivka*3310136100.462.5387
27William Raehse*2612646913426911.286.450211
28Frank Robinson1813249116532925.336.591290
29Hank Ruszkowski28185417300.315.37020
30William Schimchak2138
31James St. Claire20120411104877.253.358147
32Harold Stamey*2613348113526718.281.476229
33Robert Stutts2217154100.267.3335
34Max Sumwalt*2382
35Chico Terry214013124430.183.26034
36Carl Wells*2334
37Rudolph Yandoli2411
37 Players24.9140547847447331251234589665226633708.264.350.398.7491889101
* - 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
1Philip Amato2301.0006
2John Bebber3155.5002.9635051.24321174191.2007.50.73.3
3Ralph Birkofer20143.8243.092721169.0176685810541.3619.40.52.9
4Mickey Crossin2311.5004
5Allen Flaugher*2551.8332.6039290.08734262211.2008.70.22.1
6Don Gross*23129.5713.143024189.01628066111061.4187.70.55.0
7Nels Hoerner22101.0001Stats for 2 teams
8Larry Hoover23104.7141.912014127.09745273591.2286.90.24.2
9Thomas Horton28210.1675.95311192.17979617831.7557.70.78.1Stats for 2 teams
10John Jackson28712.3684.292920149.099997112901.2686.00.75.4
11Vernon Kilburg2101.0004
12Barney Martin31129.5713.913027179.19595786720.9314.80.33.6
13Odell Martin2348.3334.03251087.04747394671.3104.90.46.9
14Richard Meder19001
15John Oldham*21201.000311.010152.2738.212.3
16Ken Polivka*3312.3334
17Daniel Rhame22003
18Norman Shope3971.8754.54452127.07474646370.8745.20.42.6Stats for 2 teams
19Max Sumwalt*23003
20Carl Wells*2301.000312.0
21Rudolph Yandoli24001
21 Players27.07762.554140140630
* - 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
Philip Amato23RR6' 3.0"2201931
John Bebber31RR6' 0.0"172Jun 25, 1923Chicago, IL, US
Ralph Birkofer20RR6' 1.0"200Apr 6, 1934Cincinnati, OH, US
Thomas Biskup24R5' 9.0"1621930
Robert Cannon21LR6' 1.0"200Sep 5, 1932
Mickey Crossin23RR6' 2.0"193Sep 16, 1930New Orleans, LA, US
Robert Decker21RR5' 9.0"170Aug 23, 1932St. Joseph, MO, US
Allen Flaugher25RL5' 10.0"160Jun 16, 1929Pendleton County, KY, US
Bill Ford27R5' 10.0"1701927
Don Gross23LL5' 11.0"186Jun 30, 1931Weidman, MI, US
William Harris25R5' 11.0"1901929
Gene Hatton24R6' 0.0"1761930
Nels Hoerner22RR6' 3.0"183Mar 6, 1932St. Louis, MO, US
Larry Hoover23RR6' 1.0"206Jun 21, 1931Cincinnati, OH, US
Thomas Horton28RR6' 1.0"1951926
John Jackson28RR5' 10.0"180Jun 1, 1926Lumberton, MS, US
Kirby Jackson24LR6' 0.0"170May 3, 1930Sumter, SC, US
Oscar Khederian33R5' 9.0"160Oct 31, 1920
Vernon Kilburg21RR6' 2.0"2001933
Barney Martin31RR5' 11.0"170Mar 3, 1923Columbia, SC, US
Odell Martin23RR5' 11.0"1651931
Wilbur McConnell26L5' 9.0"1781928
Richard Meder19RR6' 1.0"1851935
Dick Murphy22LL5' 11.0"170Oct 25, 1931Cincinnati, OH, US
Edmund Nietopski27R5' 9.0"1701927
Bob O'Neal29L6' 0.0"2041925Cutler, IL, US
John Oldham21RL6' 3.0"198Nov 6, 1932Salinas, CA, US
Howard Padgett23R6' 1.0"1751931
Carl Paylor24RR6' 0.0"180May 6, 1930McConnellsburg, PA, US
Ken Polivka33LL5' 10.0"175Jan 21, 1921Chicago, IL, US
William Raehse26LL6' 3.0"1751928
Daniel Rhame22RR6' 2.0"205Feb 10, 1932Columbia, SC, US
Frank Robinson18RR6' 1.0"183Aug 31, 1935Beaumont, TX, US
Hank Ruszkowski28RR6' 0.0"190Nov 10, 1925Cleveland, OH, US
William Schimchak21R5' 11.0"1751933
Norman Shope39RR6' 0.0"190Jun 14, 1915
James St. Claire20RR6' 1.0"180Nov 13, 1933Taylorsville, NC, US
Harold Stamey26L6' 1.0"190Apr 3, 1928
Robert Stutts22R5' 8.0"175Jan 30, 1932Charlotte, NC, US
Max Sumwalt23LL5' 8.0"1551931
Chico Terry21RR6' 0.0"180Dec 17, 1932Cruces, Las Villas, CU
Carl Wells23LL6' 1.0"175May 16, 1931Seattle, WA, US
Rudolph Yandoli24RR5' 11.0"1751930

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