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1945 Cleveland Indians

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1944 / 1946

73-72, Finished 5th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Lou Boudreau (73-72)
Scored 557 runs, Allowed 548 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 74-71

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium & League Park II · Attendance: 558,182 (6th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 95, Pitching - 96 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 98


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1944 / 1946 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Jim Bagby 28 R R 6' 2" 170 Sep 8, 1916 8 25 19 25 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 $10,200
Stan Benjamin 31 R R 6' 2" 194 May 20, 1914 5 14 3 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 4 9 1 0.1
Lou Boudreau HOF 27 R R 5' 11" 185 Jul 17, 1917 8 97 96 97 97 0 0 0 0 0 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.9 $25,000 All-Star
Paul Calvert 27 R R 6' 0" 175 Oct 6, 1917 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Eddie Carnett 28 L L 6' 0" 185 Oct 21, 1916 3 30 14 30 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 7 16 12 0 -0.2 $8,400
Pete Center 33 R R 6' 4" 190 Apr 22, 1912 3 31 8 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Al Cihocki 21 R R 5' 11" 185 May 7, 1924 1st 92 84 92 92 0 0 0 23 29 41 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.9
Roy Cullenbine 31 B R 6' 1" 190 Oct 18, 1913 8 8 6 8 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 4 1 0 0.2 $9,500
Gene Desautels 38 R R 5' 11" 170 Jun 13, 1907 12 10 1 10 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 $2,500
Red Embree 27 R R 6' 0" 165 Aug 30, 1917 4 8 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.1
Bob Feller HOF 26 R R 6' 0" 185 Nov 3, 1918 7 9 9 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 $10,000
Les Fleming 29 L L 5' 10" 185 Aug 7, 1915 4 42 38 42 38 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 33 33 4 0 1.1
Steve Gromek 25 B R 6' 2" 180 Jan 15, 1920 5 37 30 37 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 6.2 All-Star
Mel Harder 35 R R 6' 1" 195 Oct 15, 1909 18 11 11 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Frankie Hayes 30 R R 6' 0" 185 Oct 13, 1914 12 119 118 119 119 0 119 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.4 All-Star
Jeff Heath 30 L R 5' 11" 200 Apr 1, 1915 10 102 100 102 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 0 0 101 1 0 4.0
Earl Henry 28 L L 5' 11" 172 Jun 10, 1917 2 16 1 16 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.1
Myril Hoag 37 R R 5' 11" 180 Mar 9, 1908 13 40 30 40 35 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 6 33 5 1 -0.2 $8,400
Hal Kleine 22 L L 6' 2" 193 Jun 8, 1923 2 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Ed Klieman 27 R R 6' 1" 190 Mar 21, 1918 3 38 12 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.7
Felix Mackiewicz 27 R R 6' 2" 195 Nov 20, 1917 4 120 95 120 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 112 0 112 8 0 1.8
Jim McDonnell 22 L R 5' 11" 165 Aug 15, 1922 3 28 11 28 23 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 -0.2
Dutch Meyer 29 R R 5' 10" 181 Oct 6, 1915 5 130 128 130 130 0 0 0 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.2
Paul O'Dea 24 L L 6' 0" 200 Jul 3, 1920 2 87 51 87 54 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 53 34 0 -0.2
Allie Reynolds 28 R R 6' 0" 195 Feb 10, 1917 4 44 30 44 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 All-Star
Mickey Rocco 29 L L 5' 11" 188 Mar 2, 1916 3 143 140 143 141 0 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.0
Don Ross 30 R R 6' 1" 185 Jul 16, 1914 6 106 103 106 106 0 0 0 0 106 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.7
Bob Rothel 21 R R 5' 10" 170 Sep 17, 1923 1st 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Hank Ruszkowski 19 R R 6' 0" 190 Nov 10, 1925 2 14 14 14 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Jack Salveson 31 R R 6' 0" 180 Jan 5, 1914 5 19 0 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 $4,800
Pat Seerey 22 R R 5' 10" 200 Mar 17, 1923 3 126 112 126 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 28 69 117 9 0 1.3
Al Smith 37 L L 5' 11" 180 Oct 12, 1907 12 22 19 22 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.1
Red Steiner 30 L R 6' 0" 185 Jan 7, 1915 1st 12 3 12 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 -0.2
Elmer Weingartner 26 R R 5' 11" 178 Aug 13, 1918 1st 20 10 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Ed Wheeler 30 R R 5' 9" 160 May 24, 1915 1st 46 13 46 26 0 0 0 3 14 11 0 0 0 0 11 11 -0.5
Papa Williams 31 R R 6' 1" 200 Jul 17, 1913 1st 16 2 16 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 -0.1
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1944 / 1946 Roster (40-man)