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1955 Kansas City Athletics (MLB)

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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:
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: Harry Craft
Assistant Coach: Ski Melillo
Bullpen Coach: George Susce
Pitching Coach: Burleigh Grimes
American League Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1955 Kansas City Athletics season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    11Joe AstrothC5-9187R-R321945Not draftedMLB--
    1Hal Bevan3B6-2198R-R241952Not draftedMLB--
    26Charlie BishopP6-2195R-R311952Not draftedMLB--
    36Ewell BlackwellP6-6195R-R321942Not draftedMLB--
    3Don Bollweg1B6-1190L-L341950Not draftedMLB--
    18Clete Boyer3B6-0182R-R181955Not draftedMLB--
    12Cloyd BoyerP6-1188R-R271949Not draftedMLB--
    27Moe BurtschyP6-3208R-R331950Not draftedMLB--
    19Art CeccarelliP6-0190R-L251955Not draftedMLB--
    8Glenn CoxP6-2210R-R241955Not draftedMLB--
    15Walt CraddockP5-11176R-L231955Not draftedMLB--
    2Joe DeMaestriSS6-0174R-R261951Not draftedMLB--
    28Art DitmarP6-2196R-R261954Not draftedMLB--
    24Sonny DixonP6-2205B-R301953Not draftedMLB--
    4Jim Finigan3B-2B5-11175R-R261954Not draftedMLB--
    17,29Marion FricanoP6-0170R-R311952Not draftedMLB--
    46Alex GeorgeSS5-11170L-R161955Not draftedMLB--
    37Tom GormanP6-1190R-R301952Not draftedMLB--
    14Johnny GrayP6-4226R-R271954Not draftedMLB--
    26Bill HarringtonP5-11160R-R271953Not draftedMLB--
    17Ray HerbertP5-11185R-R251950Not draftedMLB--
    6Spook Jacobs2B5-8155R-R291954Not draftedMLB--
    20Alex KellnerP6-0200R-L301948Not draftedMLB--
    27Gus KeriazakosP6-3187R-R231950Not draftedMLB--
    8Dick Kryhoski1B6-2200L-L301949Not draftedMLB--
    29Mike KumeP6-1195R-R291955Not draftedMLB--
    9Jack LittrellSS6-0179R-R261952Not draftedMLB--
    1,10Hector LopezOF-3B5-11182R-R251955Not draftedMLB--
    10Eric MacKenzieC6-0185L-R221955Not draftedMLB--
    6Don PlarskiOF5-6160R-R251955Not draftedMLB--
    25Arnie PortocarreroP6-3196R-R231954UDFAMLB--
    7Vic Power1B5-11195R-R271954Not draftedMLB--
    16Vic RaschiP6-1205R-R361946Not draftedMLB--
    34Bill RennaOF6-3218R-R301953Not draftedMLB--
    33Jim RobertsonC5-9183R-R271954Not draftedMLB--
    3Tom SaffellOF5-11170L-R331949Not draftedMLB--
    14Johnny SainP6-2200R-R371942Not draftedMLB--
    6Jerry SchypinskiSS5-10170L-R231955Not draftedMLB--
    22Billy ShantzC6-1160R-R271954Not draftedMLB--
    21Bobby ShantzP5-6142R-L291949Not draftedMLB--
    36,38Harry SimpsonOF-1B6-1190L-R291951Not draftedMLB--
    33Enos SlaughterOF5-9192L-R391938Not draftedMLB--
    31Lou SleaterP5-10185L-L281950Not draftedMLB--
    29Bob SpicerP5-10173L-R301955Not draftedMLB--
    31Bill StewartOF5-11200R-R271955Not draftedMLB--
    12Pete Suder2B-3B6-0175R-R391941Not draftedMLB--
    23Bob TriceP6-3190R-R281953Not draftedMLB--
    35Elmer ValoOF5-11190L-R341940Not draftedMLB--
    15Ozzie Van BrabantP6-1165R-R281954Not draftedMLB--
    16Lee WheatP6-4200R-R251954Not draftedMLB--
    32Bill WilsonOF6-2200R-R261950Not draftedMLB--
    30Gus ZernialOF6-2210R-R321949Not draftedMLB--

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