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1947 St. Paul Saints

1947 > Class AAA > 1947 American Association
Overall: 69-85
Scored 806 runs, Allowed 848 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 73-81

Affiliation: Brooklyn Dodgers-NL
Manager: Curt Davis and Herman Franks
Represented: St. Paul, MN
Ballpark: Lexington Park (II) (St. Paul, MN), Lexington Park (II) (St. Paul, MN) and Lexington Park (II) (St. Paul, MN)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1946 / 1948

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Joseph Bestudik#321154303665910321075915841.281.381.396.7771451215Stats for 2 teams
2Wayne Blackburn*32471200010.286.2862
3Al Brancato2876270232336610342313527.284.381.405.78694812Stats for 2 teams
4Cy Buker*2934524231110070410.262.326.286.61212106Stats for 2 teams
5Slick Coffman36521210210001014.
6Fats Dantonio2899348293327913323904816.270.374.355.7291041116
7Curt Davis433030282721130110.250.276.500.77614001
8Ernest Davis24530000010.000.0000
9Dutch Dietz35467667101131020213.
10John Douglas*2915566359480195251118886555.328.395.412.808245713
11George Fallon3214461855191142256116455265.258.327.385.71221213510
12Herman Franks*33491321023213221602910.206.382.333.71534101
13John Gabbard233578714811070423.
14Phil Haugstad233796883800040542.
15Ed Head29122117431003032.176.300.235.5354101
16Bud Kimball29104362301457182114615452.236.356.385.7411161325Stats for 2 teams
17Don Lund24903523256891184164982151.280.328.508.835165324
18Morrie Martin*24192119010000005.
19Kenneth Mauer*206211411030.190.3337
20Otho Nitcholas38193432361001024.
21Edward Nulty*243120300020.250.2503
22Jack Paepke2496346292297613244525042.260.370.360.730105813
23Lee Pfund271846395812030521.205.295.333.62913102
24Marv Rackley*2560262234337410422272523.316.385.419.80398112
25Bob Ramazzotti3086384344671051321347183026.305.368.468.8361611346
26Lew Riggs*3711545337885119179116226424.315.422.495.917187665
27Larry Rosenthal*3793350297519511474925036.320.420.455.874135712Stats for 2 teams
28Duke Snider*20662872695985227124641545.316.352.584.936157403
29George Spears283897888191008079.
30Robert Tart*25121413120000004.
31Joe Tepsic232176631019221120813.302.397.444.84228123
32Eric Tipton3213858845296139185191061513047.308.464.496.960224924
33Joe Vitter#36533100000.333.3331
34Hal Younghans2533127118620210140812.
34 Players29.51566015520680614282226911073770692674.274.363.407.77021181233087
* - 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
1Cy Buker2988.5005.3134161050139.01781038271521001.79111. for 2 teams
2Slick Coffman3664.6003.93520071.084443144202061.80310.
3Curt Davis4345.4443.97265162077.090493416261021.37710.
4Dutch Dietz35917.3464.6035259111184.02031129473593021.5009.
5William Eggert2301.00011.7730013.0201917930002.23113.
6John Gabbard231115.4235.283527680191.022813111278566021.60210.
7Phil Haugstad23166.7273.8037282160230.01991199711414511431.3617.
8Ed Head2933.5005.16120061.074433528190011.67210.
9Mel Himes2011.5001.963212123.020858100011.2177.
10Morrie Martin*2423.4004.1219391059.047342734302081.3737.
11Otho Nitcholas3865.5455.2819994087.0111625120291041.50611.
12Jack Paepke2404.0007.8850024.032212121130012.20812.
13Lee Pfund2757.4174.321816161123.0132685942283051.4159.
14Al Sherer3203.0006.754302020.02318151061001.65010.
15Robert Tart*2512.3335.59110037.040252335222032.0279.
16Ed Weiland3204.0006.7580024.037251813140022.08313.
16 Players29.86985.448156156848
* - 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


Fats Dantonio9033745104.9744.2412
Jack Paepke5016338126.9444.0211
Herman Franks381253361.9634.165


John Douglas155136712822155.9859.65


George Fallon14039639826113.9685.67
Al Brancato164843410.9585.69Stats for 2 teams


Lew Riggs1011041912222.9312.92
Bud Kimball6253108155.9152.60Stats for 2 teams
Joseph Bestudik3824731010.9072.55Stats for 2 teams
Al Brancato26304334.9612.81Stats for 2 teams


Bob Ramazzotti821492592449.9444.98
Hal Younghans33531121424.9225.00
George Spears224052715.9294.18
Al Brancato183964720.9365.72Stats for 2 teams


Eric Tipton13428013112.9642.19
Don Lund84184542.9792.25
Larry Rosenthal83123720.9851.57Stats for 2 teams
Duke Snider65157561.9642.49
Joseph Bestudik6072220.9741.23Stats for 2 teams
Marv Rackley581021072.9411.93
Bud Kimball3348211.9801.52Stats for 2 teams
Jack Paepke3158361.9101.97
Joe Tepsic1842531.9402.61


Slick Coffman52101732.9000.52
Phil Haugstad37153541.9261.35
Dutch Dietz35223641.9351.66
John Gabbard35114334.9471.54
Cy Buker34102811.9741.12Stats for 2 teams
Curt Davis2621812.9520.77
Morrie Martin1961362.7601.00
Otho Nitcholas1937011.0000.53
Lee Pfund18112010.9691.72
Ed Head128820.8891.33
Robert Tart1101411.9331.27
Ed Weiland8
Jack Paepke5
Al Sherer4
William Eggert3
Mel Himes3

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Joseph Bestudik32SL5' 10.0"170Dec 29, 1914Springfield, IL, US
Wayne Blackburn32LL5' 10.0"168Jul 10, 1914Harmon, OH, US
Al Brancato28RR5' 9.0"188May 29, 1919Philadelphia, PA, US
Cy Buker29LR5' 11.0"190Feb 5, 1918Greenwood, WI, US
Slick Coffman36RR6' 0.0"155Dec 11, 1910Veto, AL, US
Fats Dantonio28RR5' 8.0"165Dec 31, 1918New Orleans, LA, US
Curt Davis43RR6' 2.0"185Sep 7, 1903Greenfield, MO, US
Ernest Davis24R6' 0.0"2051923
Dutch Dietz35RR5' 11.0"180Feb 12, 1912Cincinnati, OH, US
John Douglas29LL6' 2.0"195Sep 14, 1917Thayer, WV, US
William Eggert23RR6' 0.0"186Nov 12, 1923
George Fallon32RR5' 9.0"155Jul 8, 1914Jersey City, NJ, US
Herman Franks33LR5' 10.0"187Jan 4, 1914Price, UT, US
John Gabbard23RR6' 1.0"200Aug 17, 1923Hamilton, OH, US
Phil Haugstad23RR6' 2.0"165Feb 23, 1924Black River Falls, WI, US
Ed Head29RR6' 1.0"175Jan 25, 1918Selma, LA, US
Mel Himes20RR6' 1.0"190Feb 20, 1927
Bud Kimball29RR5' 9.0"180May 2, 1918Armond, NB, CA
Don Lund24RR6' 0.0"200May 18, 1923Detroit, MI, US
Morrie Martin24LL6' 0.0"173Sep 3, 1922Dixon, MO, US
Kenneth Mauer20L6' 1.0"1851927
Otho Nitcholas38RR6' 0.0"190Sep 13, 1908McKinney, TX, US
Edward Nulty24L6' 0.0"1851923
Jack Paepke24RR6' 2.0"220Aug 28, 1922Provo, UT, US
Lee Pfund27RR6' 1.0"185Oct 10, 1919Oak Park, IL, US
Marv Rackley25LL5' 10.0"170Jul 25, 1921Seneca, SC, US
Bob Ramazzotti30RR5' 8.0"175Jan 16, 1917Elanora, PA, US
Lew Riggs37LR6' 0.0"175Apr 22, 1910Mebane, NC, US
Larry Rosenthal37LL6' 0.0"190May 21, 1910St. Paul, MN, US
Al Sherer32RR6' 0.0"185Jul 28, 1914Quincy, IL, US
Duke Snider20LR6' 0.0"179Sep 19, 1926Los Angeles, CA, US
George Spears28R5' 9.0"165Oct 1, 1918
Robert Tart25LL5' 11.0"1841922
Joe Tepsic23RR5' 9.0"170Sep 18, 1923Slovan, PA, US
Eric Tipton32RR5' 11.0"190Apr 20, 1915Petersburg, VA, US
Joe Vitter36S5' 10.0"169Jan 25, 1911New Orleans, LA, US
Ed Weiland32LR5' 11.0"180Nov 26, 1914Evanston, IL, US
Hal Younghans25RR5' 11.0"165Dec 18, 1921St. Paul, MN, US

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