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Baseball in Kokomo


Player Roster

Players who played for teams in Kokomo, Indiana, during its tenure as a Mississippi-Ohio Valley League and Midwest League city (MOV is an MWL predecessor). This list includes all players and coaching staff members I can identify, and selected front office staff. There are certainly players missing from this list, as the available sources are known to be incomplete.

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

205 different players are listed on this page (11 of whom played in the majors), as are 17 non-playing personnel; many are listed more than once.



My intention is to include everyone who wore a Kokomo uniform on an MOV or MWL 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
Paul AbrahamR/R5-1117500/00/1933Dodgers19561122B
Paul AbrahamR/R5-1117500/00/1933Dodgers19571172B
Paul AbrahamR/R5-1117500/00/1933Dodgers1958572B
Carl AckermanR/R5-0900000/00/1907Dodgers1957Manager
Dean Allsop?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1955President
Clyde AngelosR/?6-0120500/00/1934N/A19552
Dick AveryR/R5-0917000/00/1935N/A19555P

B

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Vic BacklundR/?6-0320209/12/1936Dodgers195863C-1B
Don BafusR/R6-0219004/09/1935Dodgers19561041B-OF-C-P
Mike Bandura?/?0-0000000/00/0000Dodgers19591P
Sam Barner?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195544OF
Lowell BarnhartR/R6-0219000/00/1932Dodgers1958119OF
Don BattleR/?6-0118500/00/1933N/A1955122OF
Joe BaynoL/L6-0017500/00/1934Dodgers19563P
Francis BergeyL/?5-0714500/00/1939Dodgers195712
Francis BergeyL/?5-0714500/00/1939Dodgers19581
Bill BevelsL/R6-0218009/13/1940Dodgers195919C
Dennis BlindR/R0-0000000/00/0000Dodgers19563P
Ron BooneR/R6-0219000/00/1938Dodgers19577
Ron BooneR/R6-0219000/00/1938Dodgers195827C
Jim BowerR/R5-0815500/00/1935N/A195512P
John BozichR/R6-0421000/00/1936Dodgers19585P
John BozichR/R6-0421000/00/1936Dodgers195948P
Jim BradyL/L5-1116000/00/1938Dodgers195810P
Fred BrandtR/R6-0119500/00/1934Dodgers19562P
Scott BreedenR/R6-0221009/17/1937Dodgers19566P
Scott BreedenR/R6-0221009/17/1937Dodgers195827P
Phil BrownR/R6-0217504/27/1941Dodgers196033P
Mike BrumleyL/R5-1019507/10/1938Dodgers195771CMLB
Bob ButterfieldL/L5-1018000/00/1935Dodgers195823P

C

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Enrique Cardenas?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1955121SS
Dale CartierL/L6-0119500/00/1935N/A19551041B-OF
Dave CasanegaL/R5-0917000/00/1934Dodgers19591192B-3B
Orlando Cepeda (Penne)R/R6-0221009/17/1937N/A1955923BHOF | MLB
Frank CernosekR/R6-0218509/05/1938Dodgers196152OF
Ray CharlesR/?6-0121000/00/1935N/A195518C
Carmine ChierichellaR/R6-0422000/00/1938Dodgers19578P
Carmine ChierichellaR/R6-0422000/00/1938Dodgers195833P
Carmine ChierichellaR/R6-0422000/00/1938Dodgers195910P
Gerald ChristensonL/L6-0016500/00/1939Dodgers195712P
Ralph Clifton?/?6-0118500/00/1937Dodgers19575P
Jack CohenR/R6-0219500/00/1931Dodgers195739P
Howard CollinsR/R6-0217600/00/1939Dodgers19594P
Tom ConroyR/R5-1017500/00/1937Dodgers195879C
Roy CookR/R5-1016000/00/1936Dodgers19581P
Clyde CoxL/?6-0317000/00/1934Dodgers195756OF-1B
Clyde CoxL/?6-0317000/00/1934Dodgers195810
Bruce CranshawL/?5-1117500/00/1937Dodgers1957122OF
Dick CroweR/R5-1017809/20/1938Dodgers19591232B-3B

D

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Charlie DanielR/R5-0716000/00/1938Dodgers1961104OF
Tommy DavisR/R6-0220503/21/1939Dodgers1957127OF-3BMLB
Bob DeCarloR/?5-0816500/00/1933N/A1955363B
James Deets?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1957GM
James Deets?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1958GM
James Deets?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1959GM
John Delida?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A19551P
Stan DennyL/L6-0119000/00/1935Dodgers195910P
W.E. Devinney?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1961President
Israel Diaz (Carmona)R/R5-1017500/00/1939Dodgers1960342B
Bill DickeyR/L6-0117000/00/1937Dodgers19583P
Bill DicrostaL/L5-1117000/00/1937Dodgers195638OF
Bill DinuR/R6-0016500/00/1940Dodgers196037OF
Walt DixonR/?6-0223511/25/1920N/A1955115Manager
Charles DobbersteinR/R6-0017500/00/1936N/A19555P
Don DomenichelliR/R5-0916503/02/1935Dodgers196189OF/Manager
Dave DoudL/R5-0916000/00/1938Dodgers195830P
Dave DoudL/R5-0916000/00/1938Dodgers195932P
Eric Doughtie?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A19559P
Bill DunnamB/?5-0716500/00/1938Dodgers195710OF
Al DurdenL/L6-0219000/00/1937Dodgers1956661B

E

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Al EvansL/R5-0816400/00/1928N/A195579P
Al EvansL/R5-0816400/00/1928Dodgers19569P

F

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Dwight FeimsterR/R6-0318006/08/1934N/A195536P
Lee FerrerraB/R5-1017000/00/1938Dodgers19571233B
Lee FerrerraB/R5-1017000/00/1938Dodgers1958402B
Gerald FesenmaierR/R6-0018800/00/1936Dodgers19562
Charles FiegelR/R5-0916500/00/1939Dodgers19606P
Gary FieldL/L6-0016500/00/1938Dodgers19583P
Ed FieldsL/?6-0221000/00/1935N/A195512
Harry FirestineL/R5-1016500/00/1941Dodgers1960253B
Bob FordR/?6-0020500/00/1934Dodgers195796C-3B-P
George Fort?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A19552P
Ron FountainR/R5-1017000/00/1932Dodgers195623OF
Jim FreemanR/R6-0319000/00/1934N/A19553P
Jim FreemanR/R6-0319000/00/1934Dodgers195639P
Jim FudoliL/R6-0018800/00/1941Dodgers196129P

G

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Angelo GalassoL/R5-0916005/28/1939Dodgers195891OF
Jim GibbsR/R6-0018500/00/1941Dodgers196014P
Jim GibbsR/R6-0018500/00/1941Dodgers196114P
Jorge GomezR/?5-1017500/00/1935Dodgers1959106OF
Leigh GormanR/R6-0421500/00/1939Dodgers1959161B
Ed GruidelR/R6-0218500/00/1941Dodgers196010
German GuzmanR/R6-0218700/00/1935Dodgers19565P

H

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
LeRoy HanR/R6-0119010/07/1933Dodgers1956P
C.F. Hanley?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1961GM
Tim HarknessL/L6-0218212/23/1937Dodgers1957871BMLB
Walt HeckelL/R6-0218009/23/1943Dodgers196168SS
John HelmkampL/L6-0018000/00/1938Dodgers196014P
John HelmkampL/L6-0018000/00/1938Dodgers196117P
Gerald Hinman?/R0-0000012/10/1937Dodgers19582P
Meredith HolbrookR/L6-0018300/00/1939Dodgers19614P
Charles HollowayR/R5-1117000/00/1941Dodgers19602P
Ed HorowitzR/?0-0000000/00/0000Dodgers19565
Dick HugaertL/L0-0000000/00/0000Dodgers195618P

I

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Lawrence IannicelliB/R6-0117500/00/1937Dodgers195725P
Lawrence IannicelliB/R6-0117500/00/1937Dodgers195913P
Willie Ivory?/?0-0000000/00/0000Dodgers195716OF

J

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Hugh JacksonL/R6-0319500/00/1936Dodgers19605P
Wayne JacksonL/R6-0221500/00/1942Dodgers196143OF
Dick JenningsL/R5-1118500/00/1933N/A1955127OF-P
Dick JenningsL/R5-1118500/00/1933Dodgers19568
Bob JohnstonR/R6-0220000/00/1938Dodgers19575P
Charles JonesL/L6-0219000/00/1939Dodgers19586
Clarence JonesL/L6-0218511/07/1941Dodgers196151OFMLB
Duke JonesR/R6-0619000/00/1939Dodgers19599P

K

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Bill KalmesR/L6-0319500/00/1937Dodgers195915P
Dan KanapkeyR/?5-0919000/00/1938Dodgers19574P
Steve KeinerB/R6-0217500/00/1939Dodgers19605SS
Steve KeinerB/R6-0217500/00/1939Dodgers196123SS
Bill KelsoR/R6-0421502/19/1940Dodgers196121CMLB
Ted KettererR/R6-0017509/28/1942Dodgers196130P
John KimbrelL/L6-0017000/00/1938Dodgers19588P
Dale KingmaL/R6-0320600/00/1935N/A19552P
John KirbyR/R6-0017000/00/1938Dodgers195930P
Thomas KittrellR/?5-1017000/00/1939Dodgers19584
Ed KnappR/R6-0018500/00/1933Dodgers19574P
Jack KovesR/?6-0118500/00/1938Dodgers19572
Dick KrotzR/R6-0017500/00/1942Dodgers19611143B

L

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Bill LachemannL/R5-0919004/05/1934Dodgers195664C
Moe LagoL/L6-0119606/06/1939Dodgers19611221B
Jim LalleyR/R5-1116500/00/1940Dodgers196014SS
Jack LangerR/R5-1017000/00/1937Dodgers195616SS
Lawrence LaurieL/?5-1118500/00/1938Dodgers195724C
Ralph LawrenceL/L6-0015000/00/1931Dodgers19564P
Gene LeeR/R6-0418500/00/1933Dodgers195611P
Anthony LemboL/L6-0018000/00/1933Dodgers1957261B
Otto LindR/R6-0017500/00/1936Dodgers195653OF
Bob LinzeyR/R6-0116500/00/1939Dodgers19573P
Bob LinzeyR/R6-0116500/00/1939Dodgers19584P
Bill LoftinR/R6-0219502/08/1938Dodgers195967C
Bob LoftinR/R6-0119002/08/1938Dodgers1959961B
Victorino LopezR/R6-0218500/00/1936Dodgers19564P
Tom Loyd?/L0-0000000/00/0000N/A19552P

M

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Clark MainsR/R6-0018000/00/1930N/A19559P
Henry Malles?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A19551162B-OF
Charles Martin?/?0-0000000/00/1935N/A19555
Joe McCauleyR/R6-0320900/00/1938Dodgers19598P
Gary McCormickL/L6-0017500/00/1937Dodgers19587P
Walt MerriganL/R6-0218500/00/1936Dodgers195610P
Jack MilaskeyR/?6-0320000/00/1929N/A1955121C/Manager
Don MilesL/R6-0121003/13/1936Dodgers1956118OF-PMLB
Rod MillerL/R5-1016001/16/1940Dodgers1959120OFMLB
Harvey MillsL/L5-0916500/00/1935Dodgers195644P
John Mills?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1959President
Gary MoellerR/R6-0219000/00/1940Dodgers196133OF
Malcolm Mohr?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A19552P
Allen Morgan?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1958President
William MorganR/L5-1116900/00/1934N/A195528P
Dick MoseleyR/R6-0119000/00/1934Dodgers1956117UT
Dave MullinsR/R6-0418508/20/1936Dodgers19587P
Conrad MunatonesR/R6-0019000/00/1937Dodgers195871OF
Conrad MunatonesR/R6-0019000/00/1937Dodgers195989C-OF-1B
Bill MurrayR/?5-1017000/00/1938Dodgers195918OF

N

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Ken Napier?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1955512B-SS
Dave NidifferL/?5-1116000/00/1936Dodgers19568
Keith Nims?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195514P
Jean-Guy NoelR/L6-0318000/00/1942Dodgers196138P

O

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Fred OsterR/R6-0118200/00/1933Dodgers19563P
Anthony OttaianoR/R6-0018300/00/1940Dodgers19594P

P

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Ed PalmquistR/R6-0319506/10/1933Dodgers195652UTMLB
Joe Parkey?/?0-0000000/00/0000Dodgers19573
Jack ParrR/R6-0220000/00/1935Dodgers19563P
Jack ParrR/R6-0220000/00/1935Dodgers19579P
Phil PehdeL/L5-0917505/29/1943Dodgers196139OF
Mario PelaezR/R5-0716000/00/1939Dodgers196035P
Ventura PenaR/R5-1018000/00/1938Dodgers1960114OF
Milt Perez?/?0-0000000/00/0000Dodgers195714OF
Bob PettyR/L6-0520000/00/1939Dodgers19577P
Ed PickerL/L5-1015500/00/1935Dodgers195641P
Ed PickerL/L5-1015500/00/1935Dodgers195734P
Tom PlathR/?6-0017300/00/1938Dodgers1958122B
John Platt?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195524OF
Lou Powell?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1960President
Jim PurbaughR/R5-0613000/00/1936Dodgers195626SS

Q

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

R

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Dave RamnesR/R6-0317000/00/1936Dodgers195815P
George RatosL/?6-0016500/00/1935Dodgers19569
Ken ReadyR/R6-0017000/00/1938Dodgers19573P
Dale ReichertR/R5-1118003/01/1938Dodgers1959125SS
Pete ReiserL/R5-1118503/17/1919Dodgers1956ManagerMLB
Pete ReiserL/R5-1118503/17/1919Dodgers1957ManagerMLB
John ReoL/R6-0118000/00/1940Dodgers196035OF
Tom RichardsR/R5-1017500/00/1939Dodgers196178OF
Dick RitzheimerR/R5-1018000/00/1931Dodgers195644SS
Joel Rolla?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A19555P
Al RonningR/R6-0119009/21/1926Dodgers196065Manager
Ken RoseL/L6-0219000/00/1937Dodgers19572P
Gale RottinghausR/R6-0317007/24/1938Dodgers196016P
John RouseL/R6-0523000/00/1937Dodgers1958881B
Larry RowleyR/R6-0017500/00/1933Dodgers19566P
Dave RussellL/?5-0816500/00/1935Dodgers195613
Anthony RussoL/R6-0017500/00/1935N/A195515P
Bill RuthR/L6-0318300/00/1941Dodgers19604P
Bill RybakL/L5-1117000/00/1936Dodgers196037P

S

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Gus SanciminoR/R6-0220000/00/1936Dodgers1958115OF
Dick SasekL/R5-0816500/00/1937Dodgers195668OF
Napoleon SavinonR/R5-1015000/00/1938Dodgers1957100SS
Napoleon SavinonR/R5-1015000/00/1938Dodgers19581163B
Napoleon SavinonR/R5-1015000/00/1938Dodgers1960107SS
Bob SchmidtR/R6-0117000/00/1941Dodgers196112P
Stan SchultzL/R5-1117500/00/1938Dodgers1959109OF
Stan SchultzL/R5-1117500/00/1938Dodgers1960111OF
Don Scott?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1956President
Don Scott?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1957President
Dick SeligaB/L5-1016000/00/1938Dodgers19571P
Edward SerranoL/R5-1115500/00/1931Dodgers195846Manager
Edward SerranoL/R5-1115500/00/1931Dodgers195936Manager
Jim SheltonR/R6-0218500/00/1935Dodgers19589P
Lovell SmithL/R6-0119500/00/1940Dodgers196132OF
Nate SmithR/R5-1117004/26/1935Dodgers195664CMLB
Ray SnydersR/R6-0120000/00/1935N/A195535P
Larry StaabR/L6-0219009/04/1943Dodgers196120P
Bob SteeleR/?6-0019000/00/1936Dodgers195918OF
Ed StrichekR/R5-1116507/04/1935Dodgers195743P
Dick StrutzR/R6-0019500/00/1940Dodgers19606
Mike StubbinsR/R6-0118502/07/1941Dodgers196194C
Nick SutyakR/R6-0419500/00/1940Dodgers196137P-OF
Dennis SwanR/R6-0116500/00/1941Dodgers196136P

T

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Ken TempleR/R6-0520500/00/1941Dodgers19619P
Joe TendlerR/R6-0019200/00/1938Dodgers1960543B
Mike ThorntonL/L6-0321004/14/1940Dodgers195935P
James Tobin?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1955GM
Joe ToledoR/R6-0218000/00/1937Dodgers195630P
Joe ToledoR/R6-0218000/00/1937Dodgers19576P
Charles TrammellL/L6-0216500/00/1939Dodgers19617OF
Ronald Tyre?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A19553P

U

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Emerson UnzickerR/L5-0816508/15/1932Dodgers195630P
Emerson UnzickerR/L5-0816508/15/1932Dodgers195742P

V

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Hector ValleR/R5-0918010/27/1940Dodgers1960100CMLB
Wayne VanDeMarR/R6-0419500/00/1940Dodgers196010P
Gus Vandenbosch?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1960GM
Jim VanNattaR/R5-1016200/00/1937Dodgers195929P
Jim VanNattaR/R5-1016200/00/1937Dodgers196027P
Ron VerspohlR/R6-0216500/00/1936Dodgers195618P

W

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Del WalkerR/R6-0017500/00/1935Dodgers196025P
Del WalkerR/R6-0017500/00/1935Dodgers196131P
Windy WearL/L6-0319501/28/1940Dodgers19601151B
Jerry WebsterR/R5-0916500/00/1938Dodgers1960103SS-2B
Jerry WebsterR/R5-0916500/00/1938Dodgers1961862B
Jim WexlerR/R6-0219000/00/1935Dodgers19563P
Burbon WheelerR/R5-1117508/01/1938Dodgers195727P
Don WilliamsR/R5-0918512/24/1937Dodgers1958118SS
Francis WilsonR/?5-1016000/00/1933Dodgers195792OF
Bill Wright?/R0-0000000/00/1934N/A195514P

X

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

Y

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Bob YoderL/R5-1018000/00/1934Dodgers1956583B
Tom YoungL/R6-0319008/25/1940Dodgers19588P

Z

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Walt ZebrowskiR/R6-0116500/00/1934Dodgers1956772B-3B
Nick ZelenakL/R5-1018000/00/1940Dodgers1960119OF-3B

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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