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1954 Channel Cities Oilers

1954 > Class C > 1954 California League
Overall: 68-72
Scored 740 runs, Allowed 748 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 69-71

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: n/a
Represented: Santa Barbara, CA and Ventura, CA
Ballpark: Laguna Park (Santa Barbara, CA), Laguna Park (Santa Barbara, CA), Laguna Park (Santa Barbara, CA), Babe Ruth Field (Ventura, CA), Babe Ruth Field (Ventura, CA) and Babe Ruth Field (Ventura, CA)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1955

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Michael Acker222852425520050710.
2Donald Bricker23124436260005054.
3Jim Collins#2338705364000201028.
4Timothy Cronin2413860252166142192480954100.273.342.340.6821777911
5Don DeLong?21163124360002057.250.379.250.6296020
6Donald Domenichelli1913763752596139114145169033.265.372.307.6791612164
7Chuck Donley204868606910042527.
8Erwin Edelmaier24320.000
9Chuck Essegian22140627501119160193311181711682.319.449.5551.003278352
10Don Farber204216414118377022511738.262.340.355.69450051
11Dave Faszholz2142897892040070826.256.326.308.63324030
12Al Gionfriddo*3211853939292130231869512122.332.484.457.9401791187
13Jack Gruell2441856951131061721.
14Ron Hamilton?--6223.136
15Duane Hudson?19531621461319111801650.
16Robert Laubacher?--1432294530150212.172.226.379.60511010
17Jim Leavitt211265044494510213054733845.
18Dario Lodigiani38131000.333.3331
19John Matzek214616213816294062111836.210.314.370.68451330Stats for 2 teams
20Dave Melton2560280257478212286491412.319.349.475.824122054
21Ray Michelucci22671.143
22Fred Monge3014066656510015813155248433.280.371.333.7041880143
23Jose Perez281325664916916525628056425.336.414.424.837208353
24Manny Perez374210176814201901532.184.319.250.569190100
25Terry Porter*21462.333
26Robert Schmidt211165011000111.200.333.400.7332000
27Rafael Valdez2010159010001045.111.385.111.4961020
28Lou Valletta221440361501030412.
29Donald Visconti?--1040374710021312.
29 Players24.4140555946867401260166227366875705678.269.362.360.723168913236
* - 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
1Michael Acker2227.2226.4823113093.012574671053576021.91412.
2Jim Collins*2398.5294.32342381175.0181108845918110111.5549.
3Don DeLong?2136.3338.241492059.0595854971422072.2039.01.410.86.40.59
4Donald Domenichelli19001
5Chuck Donley20148.6363.2445931172.0128746212901324021.2676.
6Erwin Edelmaier24003
7Dave Faszholz2186.5715.07201371110.012471621039547001.48210.
8Jack Gruell24911.4503.603924101205.0181114821512612111061.4987.
9John Harvey20001
10Robert Laubacher?--48.3333.951493173.0784332645331021.6859.
11Ray Michelucci22101.0006
12Manny Perez371312.5202.443627204221.0204916010901523031.3308.
13Jack Petersen1904.0007Stats for 2 teams
14Terry Porter*21201.0004
15Robert Schmidt2102.00010
16Rafael Valdez2031.7503.341051035.0331913332183001.8578.
16 Players24.46872.486140140748
* - 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


Jim Leavitt124676871912.9766.1514
Jose Perez12616011.0005.580


Jose Perez110927461090.9908.85
John Matzek2316441121.9397.30


Donald Domenichelli13440832936104.9535.50


Timothy Cronin1351453036034.8823.32


Fred Monge1402514684485.9425.14


Chuck Essegian1402897150.9522.11
Al Gionfriddo116220682.9661.95
Dave Melton52101542.9642.04
Don Farber3865462.9201.82
Duane Hudson3847130.9411.26
John Matzek1323230.8931.92Stats for 2 teams
Donald Bricker1219010.9501.58
Donald Visconti1022210.9602.40


Chuck Donley4572513.9700.71
Jack Gruell39123532.9401.21
Manny Perez3644040.9171.22
Jim Collins3462760.8460.97
Michael Acker2331421.8950.74
Dave Faszholz2041910.9581.15
Don DeLong144620.8330.71
Robert Laubacher1411811.9501.36
Robert Schmidt1013001.0000.40
Rafael Valdez1017001.0000.80
Jack Petersen7Stats for 2 teams
Ray Michelucci6
Terry Porter4
Erwin Edelmaier3
Donald Domenichelli1
John Harvey1

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Michael Acker22RR6' 1.0"185Jun 6, 1932Portland, OR, US
Donald Bricker23R6' 0.0"1901931
Jim Collins23SL6' 0.0"160Sep 15, 1930Santa Rosa, CA, US
Timothy Cronin24RR6' 2.0"185Sep 15, 1929Richmond, CA, US
Don DeLong21Nov 3, 1932San Francisco, CA, US
Donald Domenichelli19RR5' 9.0"165Mar 2, 1935San Francisco, CA, US
Chuck Donley20RR6' 1.0"175Apr 10, 1934San Francisco, CA, US
Erwin Edelmaier24RR6' 3.0"200Nov 18, 1929Oakland, CA, US
Chuck Essegian22RR5' 11.0"200Aug 9, 1931Boston, MA, US
Don Farber20R6' 1.0"190Jun 6, 1934San Francisco, CA, US
Dave Faszholz21RR6' 3.0"195Apr 30, 1933St. Louis, MO, US
Al Gionfriddo32LL5' 6.0"165Mar 8, 1922Dysart, PA, US
Jack Gruell24RR6' 3.0"178Dec 13, 1929Ventura, CA, US
Ron Hamilton--Unknown
John Harvey20RR6' 3.0"205Nov 12, 1933Monterey Park, CA, US
Duane Hudson19Apr 15, 1935Cherry Valley, AR, US
Robert Laubacher--Unknown
Jim Leavitt21RR6' 0.0"200Mar 22, 1933Orangevale, CA, US
Dario Lodigiani38RR5' 8.0"150Jun 6, 1916San Francisco, CA, US
John Matzek21RR6' 1.0"195Apr 13, 1933San Francisco, CA, US
Dave Melton25RR6' 0.0"185Oct 3, 1928Pampa, TX, US
Ray Michelucci22RR6' 2.0"173Apr 10, 1932San Francisco, CA, US
Fred Monge30RR5' 11.0"162Jun 6, 1924Wilmington, CA, US
Jose Perez28RR5' 11.0"180May 20, 1926Long Beach, CA, US
Manny Perez37RR6' 1.0"172Dec 6, 1916El Paso, TX, US
Jack Petersen19RR6' 2.0"180Oct 27, 1934Los Angeles, CA, US
Terry Porter21LL5' 11.0"179Sep 3, 1932San Pedro, CA, US
Robert Schmidt21RR6' 0.0"176Sep 14, 1932Petaluma, CA, US
Rafael Valdez20RR5' 5.0"160Oct 24, 1933Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, MX
Lou Valletta22RR6' 0.0"180Oct 7, 1931San Francisco, CA, US
Donald Visconti--Unknown

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