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1950 Wichita Indians

1950 > Class A > 1950 Western League
Overall: 77-77
Scored 796 runs, Allowed 851 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 72-82

Affiliation: St. Louis Browns-AL
Manager: Joe Schultz
Represented: Wichita, KS
Ballpark: Lawrence-Dumont Stadium (Wichita, KS), Lawrence-Dumont Stadium (Wichita, KS) and Lawrence-Dumont Stadium (Wichita, KS)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1951

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Bobby Balcena24154586170321211.290.442259
2Mike Blyzka2137486300.125.1889
3William Bordt22416516521.246.43128
4Robert Caffery*211545441482274.272.360196
5John Crocco2432386000.158.1586
6Perry Currin*21126372781309.210.317118
7Silvio DiMenna*24215812312.207.39723
8George Elder*2914453115128102.284.386205
9Edward Fowler271083618816312.244.404146
10Virgil Giovannoni2117193101.158.3687
11Mel Held2120200000.000.0000
12Charles Hopkins2491296741443.250.355105
13Steve Kovach248528060421.214.25471
14Don Larsen20365016402.320.52026
15Robert Mainzer239630467601.220.25076
16Jimmy Morgan2776306831122.271.340104
17Angelo Nardella2110166202.375.87514
18John Novosel321053397714117.227.425144
19John O'Donnell*23689831210.316.35735
20Bill Pilgram2134527100.135.1548
21Carl Powis22722657112211.268.453120
22Paul Salata?--165011301.220.34017
23Bob Turley19407110000.141.14110
23 Players24.4155601051187961282217498868283808745.250.353.364.716186184
* - 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
1Mike Blyzka21136.6843.4336152.015172588701.4548.90.54.1
2William Bordt22813.3814.5341179.017511690171041.5598.80.95.2
3John Crocco24510.3335.9332123.0146958115621.69110.71.14.5
4Virgil Giovannoni2133.5006.511765.083564710211.60011.51.42.9
5Mel Held2123.4006.712063.08756476301.85712.40.94.3
6Don Larsen2064.6003.1421106.010353373381.3308.70.33.2
7John O'Donnell*23169.6404.0639186.01981008413701.4419.60.63.4
8Bill Pilgram21711.3894.3833152.014310374121021.6128.50.76.0
9Bob Turley191114.4404.2840208.021312099121181.5919.20.55.1
9 Players21.47777.500155155851
* - 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
Bobby Balcena24RL5' 7.0"160Aug 1, 1925San Pedro, CA, US
Mike Blyzka21RR5' 11.0"190Dec 25, 1928Hamtramck, MI, US
William Bordt22RR6' 0.0"1851928
Robert Caffery21LR5' 11.0"1701929
John Crocco24RR6' 1.0"184Jan 23, 1926Modesto, CA, US
Perry Currin21LR6' 0.0"175Sep 27, 1928Washington, DC, US
Silvio DiMenna24L5' 10.0"175Sep 27, 1925
George Elder29LR5' 11.0"180Mar 10, 1921Lebanon, KY, US
Edward Fowler27R5' 11.0"1801923
Virgil Giovannoni21RR6' 4.0"230Jun 8, 1929San Francisco, CA, US
Mel Held21RR6' 1.0"178Apr 12, 1929Edon, OH, US
Charles Hopkins24R6' 0.0"1971926
Steve Kovach24R6' 0.0"1801926
Don Larsen20RR6' 4.0"215Aug 7, 1929Michigan City, IN, US
Robert Mainzer23RR5' 11.0"170Sep 1, 1926Chicago, IL, US
Jimmy Morgan27R6' 0.0"160Feb 26, 1923
Angelo Nardella21RR5' 11.0"180Sep 24, 1928Bath, PA, US
John Novosel32R5' 11.0"190Apr 6, 1918
John O'Donnell23LL5' 11.0"1631927
Bill Pilgram21RR6' 3.0"1901929
Carl Powis22RR6' 0.0"185Jan 11, 1928Philadelphia, PA, US
Paul Salata--Unknown
Chris Sidaris22R5' 9.0"1851928
Bob Turley19RR6' 2.0"215Sep 19, 1930Troy, IL, US
Bob Wakefield26R6' 1.0"195Oct 28, 1923IL, US

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