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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
Manager(s): Lou Boudreau
General Manager:
Location:
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 1,393,054 3/16
Playoffs:
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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
7Vic Power1B2759691190
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10
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19
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76023527063512.319.354.505859.186.242.3080.7731.4301639
4Jim Finigan2B-3B2654572139
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7
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9
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68136149365118.255.333.385718.130.239.2660.8060.6210615
1,10Hector Lopez3B2548350140
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15
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2
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15
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68143358314415.290.337.422759.133.195.3021.7632.2204527
2Joe DeMaestriSS2645742114
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1
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6
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37352047314212.249.284.324608.074.114.2662.3576.2148486
30Gus ZernialOF3241362105
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9
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3
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30
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84103090310817.254.304.508812.254.329.2493.0013.8210454
36,38Harry SimpsonOF2939642119
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7
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5
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52353461241310.301.356.414770.114.194.3421.7979.2164436
35Elmer ValoOF3428350103
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4
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3753521802125.364.460.484944.120.311.3790.3594.3137338
11Joe AstrothC322742969
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4
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1
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5
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232347336610111.252.372.328700.077.245.2700.7054.890338
32Bill WilsonOF262733961
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12
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3811246310118.223.288.432720.209.297.2352.6318.2118300
33Enos SlaughterOF392674986
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3423401724158.322.408.453861.131.277.3240.4353.4121315
34Bill RennaOF302493353
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2803314220204.213.305.349654.137.249.2301.3535.687284
22Billy ShantzC272171856
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1200111401316.258.293.300593.041.092.2711.27217.065232
12Pete Suder2B3981317
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010121300001.210.229.284513.074.086.2506.50--2383
18Clete BoyerSS-3B1879319
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0060031700003.241.268.253521.013.051.3065.67--2082
9Jack LittrellSS2670714
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010041200201.200.243.229472.029.086.2413.00--1676
6Jerry SchypinskiSS2369715
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005001600001.217.229.246475.029.043.2386.00--1770
28Art DitmarP2662313
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0006001900402.210.222.210432.000.016.2459.00--1367
20Alex KellnerP3056612
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05004700203.214.267.286553.071.143.2451.75--1662
8Dick Kryhoski1B3047210
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002016700000.213.302.255557.043.149.2501.17--1253
21Bobby ShantzP294156
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0000001500200.146.167.146313.000.024.1675.00--644
19Art CeccarelliP253813
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00000011700301.079.103.079182.000.026.14317.00--342
25Arnie PortocarreroP233734
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10011700201.108.132.189321.081.108.15817.0037.0740
3Tom SaffellOF333758
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0001104700001.216.293.216509.000.135.2671.75--841
16Vic RaschiP363306
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0010011000302.182.206.212418.030.061.26110.00--737
12Cloyd BoyerP272922
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00000021100100.069.129.069198.000.069.1115.50--232
37Tom GormanP302412
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0000011400101.083.120.125245.042.083.20014.00--326
6Spook Jacobs2B292376
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0001123010101.261.370.261631.000.087.2610.00--628
17Ray HerbertP252114
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002001700111.190.217.238455.048.095.2677.00--524
31Bill StewartOF271822
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000001600000.111.158.167325.056.111.1676.00--319
26Bill HarringtonP271702
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0000002500000.118.211.118329.000.118.1672.50--219
31Lou SleaterP281302
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0000000000001.154.154.154308.000.000.154----213
6Don PlarskiOF251101
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0000100200000.091.091.091182.000.091.111----111
46Alex GeorgeSS161001
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0000001700000.100.182.100282.000.100.3337.00--111
3Don Bollweg1B34911
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0002003202000.111.333.111444.000.333.1430.67--112
14Johnny GrayP27801
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0000000500000.125.125.125250.000.000.333----18
29Mike KumeP29801
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0000000500000.125.125.125250.000.000.333----18
33Jim RobertsonC27812
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0000001200000.250.333.250583.000.125.3332.00--29
14Johnny SainP378000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----08
15Walt CraddockP235000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
1Hal Bevan3B243000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
27Moe BurtschyP33311
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0001000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
17,29Marion FricanoP31302
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0000000000000.667.667.6671334.000.000.667----23
27Gus KeriazakosP233000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
23Bob TriceP28302
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0000000000000.667.667.6671334.000.000.667----23
26Charlie BishopP31201
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0000000100000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----12
8Glenn CoxP241000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
10Eric MacKenzieC221000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
29Bob SpicerP301000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
36Ewell BlackwellP320000000000000100-----------01
Batting Totals20175335638139518946121592223646271826345834146.261.318.382700.121.205.2811.5544.120395889
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
28Art Ditmar2612125.0435227181175180109982386797101.529.261.184.424.060.92
20Alex Kellner301184.203024633016216481761860753001.379.060.993.314.141.25
21Bobby Shantz295104.54231741201251247063866582001.528.930.584.754.180.88
19Art Ceccarelli25475.303116316012312381732071684101.568.931.455.154.940.96
25Arnie Portocarrero23594.782420411011110966591267340101.598.840.975.432.760.51
37Tom Gorman30763.555700035181099848431136462001.238.090.912.973.801.28
16Vic Raschi36465.442018100010113266611035382001.6511.760.893.123.391.09
12Cloyd Boyer27556.243011201209810781682169323001.809.831.936.342.940.46
17Ray Herbert25186.2423112040879965611040304001.5810.131.024.093.070.75
26Bill Harrington27334.093410018276694135641261001.438.060.704.793.040.63
14Johnny Sain37255.4025000131445428271010120001.4210.802.002.002.401.20
14Johnny Gray27036.3385001026282319224110001.939.330.678.003.670.46
31Lou Sleater28117.62161007025332222321110002.0811.421.047.273.810.52
29Mike Kume29027.886400002335232111575002.0813.130.385.632.630.47
17,29Marion Fricano31003.1510000502019972952001.408.550.904.052.250.56
15Walt Craddock23027.804200001518141331090001.8710.801.806.005.400.90
27Gus Keriazakos230112.00510020111516164781001.8311.253.005.256.001.14
27Moe Burtschy332010.647000001117131301090002.4513.910.008.187.360.90
23Bob Trice28009.00400020101413104620002.0012.603.605.401.800.33
26Charlie Bishop31105.1440002066741840002.007.711.2910.295.140.50
36Ewell Blackwell32016.7520002043331520002.006.752.2511.254.500.40
29Bob Spicer300030.002000002910102420004.3327.006.0012.006.000.50
8Glenn Cox240236.00220000211880120006.0049.500.004.509.002.00
15Ozzie Van Brabant280018.0020001024441210003.0018.004.509.004.500.50
16Lee Wheat250022.5030000028751310005.5036.004.5013.504.500.33
24Sonny Dixon300013.5020001016331000003.0027.004.500.000.00--
32Bill Wilson26000.0010001011000110002.009.000.009.009.001.00
Pitching Totals63915.35410155297126221382148691182217570757336301.599.681.144.603.730.81


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