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1955 Kansas City Athletics (MLB)

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Nickname:
W-L Record: 63-91 .409
Rank: 6th in American League
Run Differential: 638-911 -273
Roster Continuity 86.60% 5/16
Manager(s): Lou Boudreau
General Manager:
Location:
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 1,393,054 3/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Ski Melillo
Assistant Coach: Harry Craft
Bullpen Coach: George Susce
Pitching Coach: Burleigh Grimes
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9658.623--
9361.6043.0
9163.5915.0
8470.54512.0
7975.51317.0
6391.40933.0
5797.37039.0
53101.34443.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
7Vic Power1B27   59691190
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76023527063512.319.354.505859.186.242.3080.7731.4301639
4Jim Finigan2B-3B26   54572139
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68136149365118.255.333.385718.130.239.2660.8060.6210615
1,10Hector Lopez3B25   48350140
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68143358314415.290.337.422759.133.195.3021.7632.2204527
2Joe DeMaestriSS26   45742114
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37352047314212.249.284.324608.074.114.2662.3576.2148486
30Gus ZernialOF32   41362105
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84103090310817.254.304.508812.254.329.2493.0013.8210454
36,38Harry SimpsonOF29   39642119
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52353461241310.301.356.414770.114.194.3421.7979.2164436
35Elmer ValoOF34   28350103
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3753521802125.364.460.484944.120.311.3790.3594.3137338
11Joe AstrothC32   2742969
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232347336610111.252.372.328700.077.245.2700.7054.890338
32Bill WilsonOF26   2733961
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015
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3811246310118.223.288.432720.209.297.2352.6318.2118300
33Enos SlaughterOF39   2674986
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3423401724158.322.408.453861.131.277.3240.4353.4121315
34Bill RennaOF30   2493353
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2803314220204.213.305.349654.137.249.2301.3535.687284
22Billy ShantzC27   2171856
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1200111401316.258.293.300593.041.092.2711.27217.065232
12Pete Suder2B39   81317
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010121300001.210.229.284513.074.086.2506.50--2383
18Clete BoyerSS-3B18   79319
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0060031700003.241.268.253521.013.051.3065.67--2082
9Jack LittrellSS26   70714
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010041200201.200.243.229472.029.086.2413.00--1676
6Jerry SchypinskiSS23   69715
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005001600001.217.229.246475.029.043.2386.00--1770
28Art DitmarP26   62313
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0006001900402.210.222.210432.000.016.2459.00--1367
20Alex KellnerP30   56612
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05004700203.214.267.286553.071.143.2451.75--1662
8Dick Kryhoski1B30   47210
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002016700000.213.302.255557.043.149.2501.17--1253
21Bobby ShantzP29   4156
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0000001500200.146.167.146313.000.024.1675.00--644
19Art CeccarelliP25   3813
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00000011700301.079.103.079182.000.026.14317.00--342
25Arnie PortocarreroP23   3734
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10011700201.108.132.189321.081.108.15817.0037.0740
3Tom SaffellOF33   3758
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0001104700001.216.293.216509.000.135.2671.75--841
16Vic RaschiP36   3306
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0010011000302.182.206.212418.030.061.26110.00--737
12Cloyd BoyerP27   2922
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00000021100100.069.129.069198.000.069.1115.50--232
37Tom GormanP30   2412
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0000011400101.083.120.125245.042.083.20014.00--326
6Spook Jacobs2B29   2376
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0001123010101.261.370.261631.000.087.2610.00--628
17Ray HerbertP25   2114
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002001700111.190.217.238455.048.095.2677.00--524
31Bill StewartOF27   1822
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000001600000.111.158.167325.056.111.1676.00--319
26Bill HarringtonP27   1702
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0000002500000.118.211.118329.000.118.1672.50--219
31Lou SleaterP28   1302
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0000000000001.154.154.154308.000.000.154----213
6Don PlarskiOF25   1101
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0000100200000.091.091.091182.000.091.111----111
46Alex GeorgeSS16   1001
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0000001700000.100.182.100282.000.100.3337.00--111
3Don Bollweg1B34   911
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0002003202000.111.333.111444.000.333.1430.67--112
14Johnny GrayP27   801
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0000000500000.125.125.125250.000.000.333----18
29Mike KumeP29   801
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0000000500000.125.125.125250.000.000.333----18
33Jim RobertsonC27   812
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0000001200000.250.333.250583.000.125.3332.00--29
14Johnny SainP37   8000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----08
15Walt CraddockP23   5000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
1Hal Bevan3B24   3000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
27Moe BurtschyP33   311
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0001000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
17,29Marion FricanoP31   302
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0000000000000.667.667.6671334.000.000.667----23
27Gus KeriazakosP23   3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
23Bob TriceP28   302
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0000000000000.667.667.6671334.000.000.667----23
26Charlie BishopP31   201
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0000000100000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----12
8Glenn CoxP24   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
10Eric MacKenzieC22   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
29Bob SpicerP30   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
36Ewell BlackwellP32   0000000000000100-----------01
Batting Totals20175335638139518946121592223646271826345834146.261.318.382700.121.205.2811.5544.120395889
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
28Art Ditmar26   12125.0435227181175.1180109982386797101.529.261.184.424.060.92
20Alex Kellner30   1184.2030246330162.216481761860753001.379.060.993.314.141.25
21Bobby Shantz29   5104.5423174120125.01247063866582001.528.930.584.754.180.88
19Art Ceccarelli25   475.3031163160123.212381732071684101.568.931.455.154.940.96
25Arnie Portocarrero23   594.7824204110111.110966591267340101.598.840.975.432.760.51
37Tom Gorman30   763.55570003518109.09848431136462001.238.090.912.973.801.28
16Vic Raschi36   465.4420181000101.113266611035382001.6511.760.893.123.391.09
12Cloyd Boyer27   556.2430112012098.110781682169323001.809.831.936.342.940.46
17Ray Herbert25   186.242311204087.29965611040304001.5810.131.024.093.070.75
26Bill Harrington27   334.093410018276.2694135641261001.438.060.704.793.040.63
14Johnny Sain37   255.402500013144.25428271010120001.4210.802.002.002.401.20
14Johnny Gray27   036.3385001026.2282319224110001.939.330.678.003.670.46
31Lou Sleater28   117.62161007025.2332222321110002.0811.421.047.273.810.52
29Mike Kume29   027.8864000023.235232111575002.0813.130.385.632.630.47
17,29Marion Fricano31   003.15100005020.019972952001.408.550.904.052.250.56
15Walt Craddock23   027.8042000015.018141331090001.8710.801.806.005.400.90
27Gus Keriazakos23   0112.0051002011.21516164781001.8311.253.005.256.001.14
27Moe Burtschy33   2010.6470000011.117131301090002.4513.910.008.187.360.90
23Bob Trice28   009.0040002010.01413104620002.0012.603.605.401.800.33
26Charlie Bishop31   105.144000206.26741840002.007.711.2910.295.140.50
36Ewell Blackwell32   016.752000204.03331520002.006.752.2511.254.500.40
29Bob Spicer30   0030.002000002.2910102420004.3327.006.0012.006.000.50
8Glenn Cox24   0236.002200002.111880120006.0049.500.004.509.002.00
15Ozzie Van Brabant28   0018.002000102.04441210003.0018.004.509.004.500.50
16Lee Wheat25   0022.503000002.08751310005.5036.004.5013.504.500.33
24Sonny Dixon30   0013.502000101.26331000003.0027.004.500.000.00--
32Bill Wilson26   000.001000101.01000110002.009.000.009.009.001.00
Batting Totals63915.35410155297126221382148691182217570757336301.599.681.144.603.730.81
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe AstrothC1004205059.9890.00
Billy ShantzC782612738.9900.00
Jim RobertsonC482001.0000.00
Eric MacKenzieC10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Vic Power1B144128113010140.9930.00
Dick Kryhoski1B1476617.9880.00
Jack Littrell1B624413.9660.00
Don Bollweg1B380031.0000.00
Harry Simpson1B3102021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jim Finigan2B902362281272.9750.00
Hector Lopez2B369398632.9700.00
Pete Suder2B245144117.9900.00
Clete Boyer2B10121121.9200.00
Spook Jacobs2B799041.0000.00
Jack Littrell2B41511.8570.00
Jerry Schypinski2B256021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hector Lopez3B931042332326.9360.00
Jim Finigan3B5955135813.9600.00
Clete Boyer3B11717011.0000.00
Hal Bevan3B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe DeMaestriSS1222063582178.9640.00
Jack LittrellSS22304248.9470.00
Jerry SchypinskiSS212246510.9320.00
Clete BoyerSS12131314.9630.00
Alex GeorgeSS56511.9170.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gus ZernialOF103231994.9640.00
Harry SimpsonOF100262562.9780.00
Bill WilsonOF82186460.9690.00
Bill RennaOF79118512.9920.00
Enos SlaughterOF77126522.9850.00
Elmer ValoOF72147522.9870.00
Tom SaffellOF925010.9620.00
Don PlarskiOF670001.0000.00
Bill StewartOF671011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tom GormanP5710981331.8751.73
Art DitmarP35175152913.9782.26
Bill HarringtonP3476411001.0001.77
Art CeccarelliP31123314001.0001.24
Cloyd BoyerP309891320.9172.02
Alex KellnerP3016243032.9191.89
Johnny SainP254435001.0001.63
Arnie PortocarreroP2411171510.9571.78
Ray HerbertP2387824001.0003.30
Bobby ShantzP2312592622.9462.52
Vic RaschiP20101102111.9692.76
Lou SleaterP162523001.0001.79
Marion FricanoP10205410.9004.05
Johnny GrayP82621001.0001.03
Moe BurtschyP7110000.0000.00
Mike KumeP62314001.0001.94
Gus KeriazakosP51101001.0000.80
Charlie BishopP4601001.0001.45
Walt CraddockP41502001.0001.20
Bob TriceP41034001.0006.30
Lee WheatP3201001.0004.50
Ewell BlackwellP240000.0000.00
Glenn CoxP2202001.0008.57
Sonny DixonP2110001.0007.50
Bob SpicerP220000.0000.00
Ozzie Van BrabantP220000.0000.00
Bill WilsonP110000.0000.00


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