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Player Roster

Players who played for teams in Belleville, Illinois, during its tenure as an Illinois State League or Mississippi-Ohio Valley League city (both are Midwest League predecessors). This list includes all players and coaching staff members I can identify, and selected front office staff. There are almost certainly players missing from this list, as the available sources are known to be incomplete.

Players who played in Belleville for more than one season are listed for each season.

71 different players are listed on this page (6 of whom played in the majors), as are 8 non-playing personnel; some are listed more than once.



My intention is to include everyone who wore a Belleville uniform on an ISL or MOV diamond. While the information here is intended to be both complete and accurate, it's likely that there are omissions and the scale of the project guarantees errors; there's a lot of data here, from a variety of sources, all of which was originally in another format.



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A

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Socrates AnthonyR/?5-0815500/00/1925Browns194797CASG*
Charles AsburyR/?5-1117400/00/0000Browns194819P

B

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Ted BirkelandR/?6-0419000/00/1928Yankees194921P
Mike BlyzkaR/R6-0019012/25/1928Browns194831PMLB
Herb BrackenR/R6-0319200/00/1919Yankees194913PASG
Clarence BrandR/?5-1117000/00/1927Browns194784OF
Dude BrownR/R5-1116500/00/0000Browns194733P
Dick BusbyL/?6-0119500/00/1929Browns194876OF

C

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Al Callo?/?0-0000000/00/0000Yankees1949272B
Joe CamachoR/?6-0017805/29/1928Browns1948118SS-OFASG
Bob CherekR/?5-1000000/00/1925Browns19471112B-3BASG*
Dave Conrad?/?0-0000000/00/0000Browns194812
Bob Cruse?/?0-0000000/00/0000Yankees1949232B

D

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Herb DavisL/?6-0321500/00/1928Yankees194937P
Walt DeFreitasR/?5-0817201/19/1918Browns194789ManagerASG*
Shan DenistonR/?6-0220000/00/1919Browns194829Manager
Ken DickhensR/?5-0819000/00/1927Yankees194977C
Barry DosserR/?6-0015600/00/1928Browns194821P

E

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Harley Eaves?/?0-0000000/00/0000Yankees194923P

F

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Dom Fontana?/?0-0000000/00/0000Browns1948293B
Bob FreelsR/R6-0120000/00/1929Browns194744P

G

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
John GablerB/R6-0216510/02/1930Yankees194916PMLB
Walt GilboR/?5-1015500/00/1929Browns1948262B
Bill GoodwinR/?5-1015200/00/1927Yankees194923P

H

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Gene Haley?/?0-0000000/00/0000Browns194810P
Jim Hardcastle?/?0-0000000/00/0000Yankees1949391B
Don HarmanR/?6-0218700/00/1929Yankees19491161B-OFASG
Don HensiekR/R6-0318200/00/1927Browns194846P-O
John Hitt?/?0-0000000/00/1928Yankees1949
Dutch HoffmanR/R6-0017501/28/1904N/A1947GMMLB
Dutch HoffmanR/R6-0017501/28/1904N/A1948GMMLB
John HowsonR/?5-1117000/00/1927Browns1948112OF-CASG

I

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Weldon IdolR/?6-0018500/00/1926Browns19471133B-SSASG*
Ed Ittner?/?0-0000000/00/0000Yankees194949SS

J

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

K

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Harry Kelly?/?0-0000000/00/0000Browns194827OF
Pete KonyarR/?5-1118500/00/1929Browns1948453B
Alex KozyR/?5-0815500/00/1930Browns194839SS

L

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Howard LavigneL/?5-1117500/00/1927Browns1948161B
Harry Lawrence?/?0-0000000/00/0000Browns194812SS
Lovins?/?0-0000000/00/0000Browns1947C
Ed LubanskiL/R5-0817200/00/1929Browns194726P
Art LucchesiR/?5-1018500/00/1923Browns1947107OFASG*
Charles Luebbers?/?0-0000000/00/0000Yankees194918P

M

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Tom MankeyR/L6-0020509/06/1928Browns194723OF
Dick MartzL/?5-1119000/00/1928Browns194791OFASG*
Bob MatherR/?6-0219000/00/1928Browns1947731B
Ambrose MedinaR/R6-0116502/09/1924Browns194722P
Ken MichaelR/R6-0220002/15/1926Browns194724PASG*
Bunny MickL/?5-1015502/28/1923Yankees194977Manager
Bob MiskellL/?5-1018000/00/1930Yankees194918P
Burl Moffitt?/?0-0000000/00/0000Yankees1949P
Ron MossR/?6-0300009/07/1953Yankees194918OF
Les MuellerR/R6-0319003/04/1919Yankees1949ManagerMLB

N

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Stan NassifR/?6-0118500/00/1926Browns1948471-O
Jerry NemitzR/?5-0816500/00/1920Browns194884Manager
Addie Nesbit?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1947President
Addie Nesbit?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1948President
Addie Nesbit?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1949Manager/President/GM

O

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

P

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Glen Piland?/?0-0000003/23/1925Yankees194915SS
Bill PilgramR/R6-0319000/00/1929Browns194714P
Harry Poelker?/?0-0000000/00/0000Yankees19491032-3-S
Chuck PopovichR/?6-0017500/00/1928Yankees19491023B-SS-OF

Q

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

R

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Frank Radosevich?/?0-0000000/00/0000Browns194811P
Jim Rinehart?/?0-0000000/00/0000Browns194860OF

S

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Joe SadowskiR/?6-0017103/24/1924Browns1948833B-SS
Frank SaucierL/R6-0118005/28/1926Browns194839CMLB
Frank ScarpaceL/?5-1016000/00/1928Browns1948801-O
Bill SchambonL/?5-1117500/00/1925Browns19471071BASG*
Arden Schenkel?/?0-0000000/00/1929Browns1948
Ken Schreiber?/?0-0000000/00/0000Browns194733OF
Quincy SmithB/R5-1017100/00/1921Yankees1949100OF
Paul StegmanR/R6-0019000/00/1924Browns194723PASG*

T

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Hal TaylorR/?6-0319500/00/1927Yankees19491043B-OFASG
Bud ThomasR/R6-0018003/10/1929Browns194756SSMLB | ASG*
Omer TolsonR/?6-0121507/25/1926Browns194764OFASG*
Bob TurleyR/R6-0221509/19/1930Browns194816PMLB
Ralph Turley?/?0-0000000/00/0000Yankees194910U

U

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Jack UrbanR/R5-0815512/05/1928Yankees194964P-OFMLB | ASG

V

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

W

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
John WaltmanR/?5-1117000/00/1928Browns194822P
Howard Weiland?/?0-0000000/00/0000Yankees194920OF
Clarence WheelerL/?6-0319500/00/1928Yankees194912P

X

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

Y

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Joseph Yurkovich?/?0-0000000/00/0000Yankees1949Manager

Z

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

Name hyperlinks go to the player's minor league career page on Baseball-Reference.com, compiled by SABR's Minor Leagues Committee. MLB hyperlinks go to the player's major league career page on Baseball-Reference.com. ASG hyperlinks go to the game account on this website.

Key to Notes:

  • HOF means Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • MLB means Appeared in Major Leagues.
  • DNP means On the roster at some point, but there's no record that he played.
  • PSAS means Selected to Post Season All-Star Team.
  • ASG means Selected to Mid-Season All-Star Game. (ASG† means he was game MVP. ASG* means he appeared in the game as a member of the host team.)

This list was compiled from a number of sources, including those listed below. It was checked against both Pat Doyle's Professional Baseball Player Database and SABR's Minor League Statistics Database. Inevitably, there are errors; those are mine.


Sources

  • Assorted Sporting News Baseball Guides and Registers.
  • Assorted Baseball Blue Books and related publications.
  • Yearbooks and scorecard inserts in my collection.


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