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1948 Columbus Red Birds

1948 > Class AAA > 1948 American Association
Overall: 81-73
Scored 874 runs, Allowed 784 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 85-69

Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals-NL
Manager: Hal Anderson
Represented: Columbus, OH
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1947 / 1949

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Bill Baker376423919025581013282486.305.445.416.8617901
2Clarence Beers293068645710020322.
3Roy Broome271265084687513718656942855.293.333.389.722182012
4William Burda*21110000000.000.0000
5Bill Conroy335014712817303282601723.234.329.477.8056111
6Billy Costa281516015325514523657026450.273.351.367.71719505
7Jack Crimian224358505500000410.
8Jack Frisinger20210000.000.0000
9Joe Garagiola*2265240202387211374503414.356.449.545.99411004
10Steve Gerkin352098010000003.
11Tommy Glaviano24106429349821001771877107251.287.415.530.94618553
12Harvey Haddix*224596921231500120418.337.365.391.7563600
13Fred Harrington25973663417010324412272229.302.346.405.75113812
14Bill Howerton*261506405691041703362511446683.299.374.510.88329023
15Roy Huff*24102117240000037.235.350.235.585401
16Ira Hutchinson37651515110001005.
17Kurt Krieger213873674910020221.
18Gregory Masson26210000000.000.0000
19Wayne McLeland233455504901070121.
20Mo Mozzali*2598323274638018122724124.292.386.387.77310617
21Michael Natisin*311415965211071593353013217145.305.392.560.95229231
22Barney Olsen281093773324793161145944040.280.359.431.79014314
23Alex Patterson23131717121003002.
24Vern Rapp207196700130.368.52610
25Charley Stanceu3230807031000050433.
26Ben Steiner*2689388336609513723654723.283.372.381.75312814
27Don Thompson*241214984467912724345194849.285.356.379.73416913
28Claude Wright311252485111115039.229.288.354.6431710
29Ray Yochim25212827462027005.222.222.519.7411401
29 Players26.91545953523387414722536411880550630658.281.360.422.78222071872
* - 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
1Clarence Beers291012.4555.353070158.01881109468800071.62010.
2George Copeland2700507.010562.14312.
3Jack Crimian2294.6924.654041149.0181987764651041.64410.
4Joe Ford1701.00036.00101.0444010014.00036.00.09.0
5Jack Frisinger*2000207.08321.57110.
6Steve Gerkin3533.5004.7520036.046241914141001.66711.
7Harvey Haddix*22119.5504.7932111186.019910999671445011.4309.
8Ira Hutchinson3793.7502.54650085.081322425151021.2478.
9Thomas Kelley2700202.16313.85723.
10Johnny Klippstein2000100.23319.00040.540.513.50.33
11Kurt Krieger211211.5224.143891189.01781068792872131.4298.
12Wayne McLeland23714.3333.793452164.0167916972655041.4579.
13Alex Patterson2332.6005.83133054.06739352691001.72211.
14Kenneth Siefert2201.00018.00202.0744210014.50031.
15Charley Stanceu321212.5004.2430110193.02151109183890071.54410.
16Ray Yochim2551.8333.12204272.065362542390011.4868.
16 Players27.58173.526154154784
* - 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


Bill Baker592533943.9864.953
Joe Garagiola582491986.9714.625
Bill Conroy431641483.9574.140


Michael Natisin13910898416116.9878.44
Mo Mozzali181327112.9937.72


Ben Steiner86209228858.9825.08
Fred Harrington711782011143.9725.34


Tommy Glaviano981061772313.9252.89
Barney Olsen383041126.8551.87
Claude Wright12132311.9733.00


Billy Costa15129546024108.9695.00


Bill Howerton15038310191.9542.62
Roy Broome1213001292.9722.58
Don Thompson1072179120.9502.11
Barney Olsen55104632.9732.00
Mo Mozzali4988130.9671.82


Ira Hutchinson6561520.9130.32
Jack Crimian4072633.9170.83
Kurt Krieger38112340.8950.89
Wayne McLeland34103323.9561.26
Harvey Haddix3253111.9731.13
Clarence Beers3062921.9461.17
Charley Stanceu3092713.9731.20
Steve Gerkin2001110.9170.55
Ray Yochim2021520.8950.85
Alex Patterson13110011.0000.85
George Copeland5
Jack Frisinger2
Thomas Kelley2
Kenneth Siefert2
Joe Ford1
Johnny Klippstein1

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Bill Baker37RR6' 0.0"200Feb 22, 1911Paw Creek, NC, US
Clarence Beers29RR6' 0.0"175Dec 9, 1918El Dorado, KS, US
Roy Broome27RR5' 11.0"160Feb 17, 1921Norwood, NC, US
William Burda21L5' 11.0"185Nov 1, 1926
Bill Conroy33RR6' 0.0"185Feb 26, 1915Bloomington, IL, US
George Copeland27RR6' 0.0"1801921
Billy Costa28R5' 6.0"155Feb 11, 1920
Jack Crimian22RR5' 10.0"180Feb 17, 1926Philadelphia, PA, US
Joe Ford17RR6' 0.0"180Sep 6, 1930Carter, OK, US
Jack Frisinger20RL6' 0.0"1601928
Joe Garagiola22LR6' 0.0"190Feb 12, 1926St. Louis, MO, US
Steve Gerkin35RR6' 1.0"162Nov 19, 1912Grafton, WV, US
Tommy Glaviano24RR5' 9.0"175Oct 26, 1923Sacramento, CA, US
Harvey Haddix22LL5' 9.0"170Sep 18, 1925Medway, OH, US
Fred Harrington25R5' 10.0"170Jul 23, 1922Monroe, NC, US
Bill Howerton26LR5' 11.0"185Dec 12, 1921Lompoc, CA, US
Roy Huff24L6' 1.0"1801924
Ira Hutchinson37RR5' 10.0"180Aug 31, 1910Chicago, IL, US
Thomas Kelley27RR5' 10.0"200Nov 6, 1920
Johnny Klippstein20RR6' 1.0"173Oct 17, 1927Washington, DC, US
Kurt Krieger21RR6' 3.0"212Sep 16, 1926Traisen, AT
Gregory Masson26RR6' 0.0"1801922
Wayne McLeland23RR6' 0.0"180Aug 29, 1924Stockport, IA, US
Mo Mozzali25LL5' 10.0"158Dec 12, 1922Louisville, KY, US
Michael Natisin31L5' 10.0"176Oct 31, 1916Alpha, NJ, US
Barney Olsen28RR5' 11.0"179Sep 11, 1919Everett, MA, US
Alex Patterson23RR6' 0.0"200Jun 6, 1925
Vern Rapp20RR6' 0.0"195May 11, 1928St. Louis, MO, US
Kenneth Siefert22RR6' 3.0"1901926
Charley Stanceu32RR6' 2.0"190Jan 9, 1916Canton, OH, US
Ben Steiner26LR5' 11.0"165Jul 28, 1921Alexandria, VA, US
Don Thompson24LL6' 0.0"185Dec 28, 1923Swepsonville, NC, US
Claude Wright31R5' 9.0"155Aug 14, 1916
Ray Yochim25RR6' 1.0"170Jul 19, 1922New Orleans, LA, US

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