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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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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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68143358314415.290.337.422759.133.195.3021.7632.2204527
2Joe DeMaestriSS2645742114
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6
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37352047314212.249.284.324608.074.114.2662.3576.2148486
30Gus ZernialOF3241362105
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3
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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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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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015
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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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01
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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
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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