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1955 Kansas City Athletics (MLB)

+ American League
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: Harry Craft
Assistant Coach: Ski Melillo
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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10
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19
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76023527063512.319.354.505859.186.242.3080.7731.4301639
4Jim Finigan2B-3B26 54572139
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30
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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 Lopez3B25 48350140
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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 DeMaestriSS26 45742114
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14
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1
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6
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37352047314212.249.284.324608.074.114.2662.3576.2148486
30Gus ZernialOF32 41362105
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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 SimpsonOF29 39642119
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16
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7
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5
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52353461241310.301.356.414770.114.194.3421.7979.2164436
35Elmer ValoOF34 28350103
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17
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4
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3
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3753521802125.364.460.484944.120.311.3790.3594.3137338
11Joe AstrothC32 2742969
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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 WilsonOF26 2733961
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12
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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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12
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4
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5
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3423401724158.322.408.453861.131.277.3240.4353.4121315
34Bill RennaOF30 2493353
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7
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3
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7
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2803314220204.213.305.349654.137.249.2301.3535.687284
22Billy ShantzC27 2171856
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4
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1
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1
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1200111401316.258.293.300593.041.092.2711.27217.065232
12Pete Suder2B39 81317
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4
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1
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010121300001.210.229.284513.074.086.2506.50--2383
18Clete BoyerSS-3B18 79319
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1
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0060031700003.241.268.253521.013.051.3065.67--2082
9Jack LittrellSS26 70714
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01
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010041200201.200.243.229472.029.086.2413.00--1676
6Jerry SchypinskiSS23 69715
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2
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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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2
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1
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05004700203.214.267.286553.071.143.2451.75--1662
8Dick Kryhoski1B30 47210
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2
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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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001
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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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1
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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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1
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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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1
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002001700111.190.217.238455.048.095.2677.00--524
31Bill StewartOF27 1822
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1
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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 12125.0435227181175180109982386797101.529.261.184.424.060.92
20Alex Kellner30 1184.203024633016216481761860753001.379.060.993.314.141.25
21Bobby Shantz29 5104.54231741201251247063866582001.528.930.584.754.180.88
19Art Ceccarelli25 475.303116316012312381732071684101.568.931.455.154.940.96
25Arnie Portocarrero23 594.782420411011110966591267340101.598.840.975.432.760.51
37Tom Gorman30 763.555700035181099848431136462001.238.090.912.973.801.28
16Vic Raschi36 465.442018100010113266611035382001.6511.760.893.123.391.09
12Cloyd Boyer27 556.243011201209810781682169323001.809.831.936.342.940.46
17Ray Herbert25 186.2423112040879965611040304001.5810.131.024.093.070.75
26Bill Harrington27 334.093410018276694135641261001.438.060.704.793.040.63
14Johnny Sain37 255.4025000131445428271010120001.4210.802.002.002.401.20
14Johnny Gray27 036.3385001026282319224110001.939.330.678.003.670.46
31Lou Sleater28 117.62161007025332222321110002.0811.421.047.273.810.52
29Mike Kume29 027.886400002335232111575002.0813.130.385.632.630.47
17,29Marion Fricano31 003.1510000502019972952001.408.550.904.052.250.56
15Walt Craddock23 027.804200001518141331090001.8710.801.806.005.400.90
27Gus Keriazakos23 0112.00510020111516164781001.8311.253.005.256.001.14
27Moe Burtschy33 2010.647000001117131301090002.4513.910.008.187.360.90
23Bob Trice28 009.00400020101413104620002.0012.603.605.401.800.33
26Charlie Bishop31 105.1440002066741840002.007.711.2910.295.140.50
36Ewell Blackwell32 016.7520002043331520002.006.752.2511.254.500.40
29Bob Spicer30 0030.002000002910102420004.3327.006.0012.006.000.50
8Glenn Cox24 0236.00220000211880120006.0049.500.004.509.002.00
15Ozzie Van Brabant28 0018.0020001024441210003.0018.004.509.004.500.50
16Lee Wheat25 0022.5030000028751310005.5036.004.5013.504.500.33
24Sonny Dixon30 0013.5020001016331000003.0027.004.500.000.00--
32Bill Wilson26 000.0010001011000110002.009.000.009.009.001.00
Pitching Totals63915.35410155297126221382148691182217570757336301.599.681.144.603.730.81
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Joe Astroth320100000000000--.989----------------420505
Hal Bevan2400001000000--------1.000----------100
Charlie Bishop31400000000001.000------------------010
Ewell Blackwell3220000000000--------------------000
Don Bollweg3400300000000----1.000--------------800
Clete Boyer1800010111200000------.9201.000.963--------32413
Cloyd Boyer27300000000000.917------------------9132
Moe Burtschy3370000000000--------------------000
Art Ceccarelli253100000000001.000------------------3140
Glenn Cox24200000000001.000------------------020
Walt Craddock23400000000001.000------------------020
Joe DeMaestri260000012200000----------.964--------20635821
Art Ditmar26350000000000.978------------------15291
Sonny Dixon30200000000001.000------------------100
Jim Finigan260009059000000------.975.960----------29136320
Marion Fricano31100000000000.900------------------541
Alex George1600000500000----------.917--------651
Tom Gorman30570000000000.875------------------8133
Johnny Gray27800000000001.000------------------210
Bill Harrington273400000000001.000------------------4110
Ray Herbert252300000000001.000------------------8240
Spook Jacobs2900070000000------1.000------------990
Alex Kellner30300000000000.919------------------4303
Gus Keriazakos23500000000001.000------------------010
Dick Kryhoski30001400000000----.988--------------7661
Mike Kume29600000000001.000------------------140
Jack Littrell26006402200000----.966.857--.947--------55516
Hector Lopez250003693000000------.970.936----------19733129
Eric MacKenzie2201000000000--------------------000
Don Plarski2500000000060------------------1.000700
Arnie Portocarrero23240000000000.957------------------7151
Vic Power270014400000000----.993--------------128113010
Vic Raschi36200000000000.969------------------10211
Bill Renna30000000000790------------------.99211851
Jim Robertson2704000000000--1.000----------------820
Tom Saffell3300000000090------------------.9622501
Johnny Sain372500000000001.000------------------350
Jerry Schypinski23000202100000------1.000--.932--------27525
Billy Shantz27078000000000--.990----------------261273
Bobby Shantz29230000000000.946------------------9262
Harry Simpson290030000001000----1.000------------.97827276
Enos Slaughter39000000000770------------------.98512652
Lou Sleater281600000000001.000------------------230
Bob Spicer3020000000000--------------------000
Bill Stewart2700000000060------------------1.000710
Pete Suder39000240000000------.990------------51441
Bob Trice28400000000001.000------------------340
Elmer Valo34000000000720------------------.98714752
Ozzie Van Brabant2820000000000--------------------000
Lee Wheat25300000000001.000------------------010
Bill Wilson26100000000820------------------.96918646
Gus Zernial320000000001030------------------.96423199


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