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1946 Louisville Colonels

1946 > Class AAA > 1946 American Association
Overall: 92-61
Scored 732 runs, Allowed 596 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 91-62

Affiliation: Boston Red Sox-AL
Manager: Nemo Leibold and Fred Walters
Represented: Louisville, KY
Ballpark: Parkway Field  (Louisville, KY), Parkway Field  (Louisville, KY) and Parkway Field  (Louisville, KY)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1947

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Jack Albright25110435363478210754116335.226.343.333.677121427
2Jack Aragon30113223150003053.217.400.217.6175022
3Victor Austin25340110010.250.5002
4George Bennington278328224547627101883032.253.339.290.62971125
5Al Brancato273913511914314102021610.261.348.311.65937300
6Bill Butland285121.083
7Richard Callahan22230.000
8Otey Clark312155465720040410.
9Otto Denning334070608193009189.317.397.367.76422202Stats for 2 teams
10Mel Deutsch30214641381003049.
11George Diehl282151394520030912.
12Fritz Dorish242853493711061323.
13Danny Doyle#29301059341620182115.
14Al Flair*2913252246656125201076474935.268.339.399.738186616
15Chick Genovese*3112651742080128255551128619.305.424.424.8481782110
16Fred Gerken#241671639132007169.
17Andy Gilbert317627124536678533032142.273.338.384.72294432Stats for 2 teams
18Jim Gleeson#341486415598017122879487866.306.393.411.8042301122Stats for 2 teams
19Randy Heflin*27491.111
20Herschel Held233121100101.0002.0002
21Harry Kimberlin37423026110002026.
22Chuck Koney201435585187014824655662750.286.328.384.713199967
23Ty LaForest295217515517373101781927.239.322.271.59342301
24Don Lang3111040833945826513825938.242.359.298.657101637Stats for 2 teams
25Joe Langworthy*25360110000.167.3332
26Elwood Lawson*25352200000.400.4002
27Pete Lewis2541168150244211142621329.280.337.447.78467505
28Al Mazur306160200020.125.1252
29Sam Mele241564538122208087.226.328.340.66718003
30Joe Ostrowski*292846398720040613.
31Ray Patton27210.000
32Emery Rudd*282454507130005026.260.302.260.56213011
33Strick Shofner*2613857652280159226484123937.305.353.393.74620510015
34Dwight Simonds261244010000000.
35Bob Sperry*20110000000.000.0000
36Don Thompson*22110000000.000.0000
37George Toolson*23172824550005028.
38Fred Walters331324954315311417126454734.265.341.323.66313918314
39Johnny Welaj321426475731081722110674376051.300.372.403.776231768
40Al Widmar213072622600030422.
41Jim Wilson242670684111005008.
41 Players28.61555931519473213742015843661111594570.265.343.350.69418208328115
* - 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
1Bill Butland*2812.3332.905401031.037131018231001.77410.
2Richard Callahan220020010.016291.80014.
3Otey Clark31117.6112.8920182103137.0143494441452121.3439.
4Mel Deutsch3058.3853.422117290121.0133654634420031.3809.
5George Diehl2875.5834.032019581114.0126605129491221.3609.
6Fritz Dorish24114.7333.1428141070146.0128585147762391.1997.
7Randy Heflin2711.5002.003301118.020441060011.66710.
8Harry Kimberlin3783.7273.444100089.089363432475021.3609.
9Elwood Lawson*25101.0003.273111011.0754561001.0915.
10Joe Ostrowski*29104.7142.872411961116.0123483735540011.3629.
11Ray Patton2701.0007.2020005.0744410002.20012.
12Emery Rudd2896.6003.722419380133.01096855117818041.6997.
13Dwight Simonds2612.3333.961200025.0291611361001.28010.
14Don Thompson*22001004.06322.25013.
15George Toolson2353.6253.8816522058.056312537301031.6038.
16Al Widmar21129.5712.433023692185.0156645094730151.3517.
17Jim Wilson24106.6253.0222202121158.01426253721260021.3548.
17 Players27.39261.601155155596
* - 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


Fred Walters122585881112.9845.5228
Danny Doyle261052132.9774.856
Jack Aragon1045911.9825.401
Otto Denning1020310.9582.302Stats for 2 teams


Al Flair13111239113101.9899.27
Fred Gerken161725313.98311.06
Otto Denning1057916.9856.60Stats for 2 teams


Chuck Koney14236142627110.9675.54


Don Lang951101671322.9552.92Stats for 2 teams
Strick Shofner83931711711.9403.18
Ty LaForest32346477.9333.06
Al Brancato27264031.9572.44


Jack Albright1092153073767.9344.79
Strick Shofner49991351434.9444.78


Jim Gleeson1482891063.9802.02Stats for 2 teams
Johnny Welaj142290793.9712.09
Chick Genovese120250731.9882.14
George Bennington62113631.9751.92
Andy Gilbert61115661.9531.98Stats for 2 teams
Pete Lewis3757211.9831.59
Sam Mele14331001.0002.43


Harry Kimberlin4151721.9170.54
Al Widmar30135633.9582.30
Fritz Dorish28143352.9041.68
Joe Ostrowski2452010.9621.04
Emery Rudd2442521.9351.21
Jim Wilson22111220.9201.05
Mel Deutsch2172411.9691.48
Otey Clark20152012.9721.75
George Diehl2072612.9711.65
George Toolson1671430.8751.31
Dwight Simonds1208011.0000.67
Bill Butland5
Randy Heflin3
Elwood Lawson3
Richard Callahan2
Ray Patton2
Don Thompson1

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Jack Albright25RR5' 9.0"175Jun 30, 1921St. Petersburg, FL, US
Jack Aragon30RR5' 10.0"176Nov 20, 1915La Habana, La Habana, CU
Victor Austin25R5' 10.0"1601921
George Bennington27R6' 1.0"180Feb 1, 1919
Al Brancato27RR5' 9.0"188May 29, 1919Philadelphia, PA, US
Bill Butland28RL6' 5.0"185Mar 22, 1918Terre Haute, IN, US
Richard Callahan22RR5' 11.0"1801924
Otey Clark31RR6' 1.0"190May 22, 1915Boscobel, WI, US
Otto Denning33RR6' 0.0"180Dec 28, 1912Hays, KS, US
Mel Deutsch30RR6' 4.0"215Jul 26, 1915Caldwell, TX, US
George Diehl28RR6' 2.0"196Feb 25, 1918Emmaus, PA, US
Fritz Dorish24RR5' 11.0"204Jul 13, 1921Swoyersville, PA, US
Danny Doyle29SR6' 1.0"195Jan 24, 1917McLoud, OK, US
Al Flair29LL6' 4.0"195Jul 24, 1916New Orleans, LA, US
Chick Genovese31LR5' 9.0"170Nov 23, 1914Staten Island, NY, US
Fred Gerken24S6' 0.0"1851922
Andy Gilbert31RR6' 0.0"203Jul 18, 1914Bradenville, PA, US
Jim Gleeson34SR6' 1.0"191Mar 5, 1912Kansas City, MO, US
Randy Heflin27LR6' 0.0"185Sep 11, 1918Fredericksburg, VA, US
Herschel Held23RR5' 10.0"185Apr 16, 1923McLoud, OK, US
Harry Kimberlin37RR6' 3.0"175Mar 13, 1909Sullivan, MO, US
Chuck Koney20R5' 9.0"160Oct 8, 1925
Ty LaForest29RR5' 9.0"165Apr 18, 1917Edmundston, NB, CA
Don Lang31RR6' 0.0"175Mar 15, 1915Selma, CA, US
Joe Langworthy25L5' 9.0"165Apr 2, 1921RI, US
Elwood Lawson25LL5' 10.0"155Jul 15, 1920
Pete Lewis25RR5' 11.0"170Jun 4, 1921Camden, AR, US
Al Mazur30R5' 10.0"170Apr 13, 1916Detroit, MI, US
Sam Mele24RR6' 1.0"183Jan 21, 1922Astoria, NY, US
Joe Ostrowski29LL6' 0.0"180Nov 15, 1916West Wyoming, PA, US
Ray Patton27RR6' 3.0"2001919
Emery Rudd28LR6' 2.0"180Apr 17, 1918
Strick Shofner26LR5' 10.0"187Jul 23, 1919Crawford, TX, US
Dwight Simonds26RR6' 0.0"1601920
Bob Sperry20L6' 2.0"175Dec 9, 1925New Haven, CT, US
Don Thompson22LL6' 0.0"185Dec 28, 1923Swepsonville, NC, US
George Toolson23LR6' 1.0"205Sep 30, 1922Burley, ID, US
Fred Walters33RR6' 1.0"210Sep 4, 1912Laurel, MS, US
Johnny Welaj32RR6' 0.0"164May 27, 1914Moss Creek, PA, US
Al Widmar21RR6' 3.0"185Mar 20, 1925Cleveland, OH, US
Jim Wilson24RR6' 1.0"200Feb 20, 1922San Diego, CA, US

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