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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: 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
11Joe AstrothC322742969
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1
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5
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232347336610111.252.360.328688.077.245.2700.7054.890332
1Hal Bevan3B243000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
26Charlie BishopP31201
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0000000100000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----12
36Ewell BlackwellP320000000000000100-----------01
3Don Bollweg1B34911
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0002003202000.111.333.111444.000.333.1430.67--112
18Clete BoyerSS-3B1879319
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1
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0060031700003.241.268.253521.013.051.3065.67--2082
12Cloyd BoyerP272922
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00000021100100.069.129.069198.000.069.1115.50--232
27Moe BurtschyP33311
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0001000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
19Art CeccarelliP253813
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00000011700301.079.103.079182.000.026.14317.00--342
8Glenn CoxP241000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
15Walt CraddockP235000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
2Joe DeMaestriSS2645742114
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1
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6
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37352047314212.249.280.324604.074.114.2662.3576.2148483
28Art DitmarP2662313
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0006001900402.210.222.210432.000.016.2459.00--1367
4Jim Finigan2B-3B2654572139
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7
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68136149365118.255.329.385714.130.239.2660.8060.6210612
17,29Marion FricanoP31302
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0000000000000.667.667.6671334.000.000.667----23
46Alex GeorgeSS161001
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0000001700000.100.182.100282.000.100.3337.00--111
37Tom GormanP302412
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1
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0000011400101.083.120.125245.042.083.20014.00--326
14Johnny GrayP27801
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0000000500000.125.125.125250.000.000.333----18
26Bill HarringtonP271702
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0000002500000.118.211.118329.000.118.1672.50--219
17Ray HerbertP252114
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1
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002001700111.190.217.238455.048.095.2677.00--524
6Spook Jacobs2B292376
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0001123010101.261.346.261607.000.087.2610.00--627
20Alex KellnerP3056612
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05004700203.214.267.286553.071.143.2451.75--1662
27Gus KeriazakosP233000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
8Dick Kryhoski1B3047210
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002016700000.213.302.255557.043.149.2501.17--1253
29Mike KumeP29801
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0000000500000.125.125.125250.000.000.333----18
9Jack LittrellSS2670714
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01
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010041200201.200.243.229472.029.086.2413.00--1676
1,10Hector Lopez3B2548350140
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15
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15
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68143358314415.290.333.422755.133.195.3021.7632.2204524
10Eric MacKenzieC221000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
6Don PlarskiOF251101
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0000100200000.091.091.091182.000.091.111----111
25Arnie PortocarreroP233734
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10011700201.108.132.189321.081.108.15817.0037.0740
7Vic Power1B2759691190
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34
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19
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76023527063512.319.354.505859.186.242.3080.7731.4301639
16Vic RaschiP363306
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0010011000302.182.206.212418.030.061.26110.00--737
34Bill RennaOF302493353
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7
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3
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7
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2803314220204.213.300.349649.137.249.2301.3535.687282
33Jim RobertsonC27812
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0000001200000.250.333.250583.000.125.3332.00--29
3Tom SaffellOF333758
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0001104700001.216.293.216509.000.135.2671.75--841
14Johnny SainP378000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----08
6Jerry SchypinskiSS2369715
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005001600001.217.229.246475.029.043.2386.00--1770
22Billy ShantzC272171856
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1200111401316.258.293.300593.041.092.2711.27217.065232
21Bobby ShantzP294156
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0000001500200.146.167.146313.000.024.1675.00--644
36,38Harry SimpsonOF2939642119
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52353461241310.301.353.414767.114.194.3421.7979.2164434
33Enos SlaughterOF392674986
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3423401724158.322.404.453857.131.277.3240.4353.4121313
31Lou SleaterP281302
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0000000000001.154.154.154308.000.000.154----213
29Bob SpicerP301000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
31Bill StewartOF271822
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000001600000.111.158.167325.056.111.1676.00--319
12Pete Suder2B3981317
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010121300001.210.229.284513.074.086.2506.50--2383
23Bob TriceP28302
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0000000000000.667.667.6671334.000.000.667----23
35Elmer ValoOF3428350103
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3753521802125.364.460.484944.120.311.3790.3594.3137338
32Bill WilsonOF262733961
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015
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3811246310118.223.285.432717.209.297.2352.6318.2118299
30Gus ZernialOF3241362105
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84103090310817.254.299.508807.254.329.2493.0013.8210451
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
26Charlie Bishop105.1440002066741840002.007.711.2910.295.140.50.217
27Gus Keriazakos0112.00510020111516164781001.8311.253.005.256.001.14.275
29Mike Kume027.876400002335232111575002.0813.120.375.632.620.47.340
25Arnie Portocarrero594.782420411011110966591267340101.598.840.975.432.760.51.244
16Vic Raschi465.442018100010113266611035382001.6511.760.893.123.391.09.314
14Johnny Sain255.4025000131445428271010120001.4210.802.002.002.401.20.262
21Bobby Shantz5104.54231741201251247063866582001.528.930.584.754.180.88.267
31Lou Sleater117.62161007025332222321110002.0811.421.047.273.810.52.306
29Bob Spicer0030.002000002910102420004.3327.006.0012.006.000.50.467
23Bob Trice009.00400020101413104620002.0012.603.605.401.800.33.256
15Ozzie Van Brabant0018.0020001024441210003.0018.004.509.004.500.50.333
16Lee Wheat0022.5030000028751310005.5036.004.5013.504.500.33.538
20Alex Kellner1184.203024633016216481761860753001.379.060.993.314.141.25.260
17Ray Herbert186.2423112040879965611040304001.5810.121.024.093.070.75.275
26Bill Harrington334.093410018276694135641261001.438.060.704.793.040.63.234
36Ewell Blackwell016.7520002043331520002.006.752.2511.254.500.40.154
12Cloyd Boyer556.243011201209810781682169323001.809.831.936.342.940.46.246
27Moe Burtschy2010.647000001117131301090002.4513.910.008.187.360.90.405
19Art Ceccarelli475.303116316012312381732071684101.568.931.455.154.940.96.252
8Glenn Cox0236.00220000211880120006.0049.500.004.509.002.00.687
15Walt Craddock027.804200001518141331090001.8710.801.806.005.400.90.288
28Art Ditmar12125.0435227181175180109982386797101.529.261.184.424.060.92.260
24Sonny Dixon0013.5020001016331000003.0027.004.500.000.00--.417
17,29Marion Fricano003.1510000502019972952001.408.550.904.052.250.56.233
37Tom Gorman763.555700035181099848431136462001.238.090.912.973.801.28.236
14Johnny Gray036.3385001026282319224110001.939.330.678.003.670.46.268
32Bill Wilson000.0010001011000110002.009.000.009.009.001.00.250


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