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Baseball in West Frankfort


Player Roster

Players who played for teams in West Frankfort, Illinois, during its tenure as an Illinois State League and Mississippi-Ohio Valley League city (both the ISL and the MOV 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 West Frankfort for more than one season are listed for each season.

79 different players are listed on this page (2 of whom played in the majors), as are 7 non-playing personnel; some are listed more than once.


My intention is to include everyone who wore a West Frankfort 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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 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Nick Adzick             R/? 6-00 180    03/25/1927      Cardinals       1947            
        Nick Adzick             R/? 6-00 180    03/25/1927      Cardinals       1948            
        Fred Applegate          L/? 6-02 215    00/00/1929      Cardinals       1949            
        Gideon Applegate        R/? 5-11 175    00/00/1927      Cardinals       1950            
        Bill Asal               R/? 6-00 170    00/00/1925      Cardinals       1948            
        Bill Asal               R/? 6-00 170    00/00/1925      Cardinals       1949            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Dom Barczewski          R/? 6-01 175    10/17/1925      Cardinals       1947            
        Milt Bayne              R/? 6-00 142    00/00/1932      Cardinals       1950            
        Harley Beavers          R/? 5-08 167    00/00/1929      Cardinals       1948            
        Jim Belz                L/? 5-10 000    01/15/1930      Cardinals       1950            
        Bill Blackwell          L/? 5-10 168    00/00/1927      Cardinals       1948            
        Gene Bone               ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals       1950            
        Roland Boucher          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals       1950            
        Charles Broy            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals       1947            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Lou Collette            L/? 5-10 175    00/00/1929      Cardinals       1950            
        Harold Contini          R/? 5-10 170    00/00/1917      Cardinals       1948        Manager     
        Tom Crossley            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals       1947            
        Jim Cupp                R/? 6-00 185    00/00/1927      Cardinals       1947            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Buddy Davis             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals       1950            
        Mason Deibler           R/? 6-06 180    00/00/1929      Cardinals       1949            
        Harry Desmuke           R/L 6-04 198    00/00/1928      Cardinals       1947            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Bob England             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals       1947            
        Anthony Esposito        R/? 5-10 158    00/00/1928      Cardinals       1947            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Charlie Frey            L/? 5-07 165    00/00/1928      Cardinals       1947            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Marcus Gamble           R/? 6-03 210    00/00/1930      Cardinals       1949            
        Floyd George            R/? 6-04 200    00/00/1929      Cardinals       1949            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Elmer Haas              R/R 6-03 175    00/00/1928      Cardinals       1947            
        Glenn Hale              R/? 6-02 195    00/00/1926      Cardinals       1949            
        Howard Harkins          R/? 6-02 190    00/00/1930      Cardinals       1950            
        John Harper             R/R 6-04 190    00/00/1927      Cardinals       1947            
        R.O. Harrell            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A             1948        GM  
        Ray Higgins             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals       1947            
        Nick Huck               R/? 5-10 175    00/00/1924      Cardinals       1948            
        Sam Hunter              R/? 5-11 160    00/00/1929      Cardinals       1948            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        C.D. Jacobs             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A             1947        GM  
        Bill Jacobson           R/? 5-10 165    00/00/1925      Cardinals       1947            
        Ray Janikowski          ?/? 0-00 000    08/31/1921      Cardinals       1948            
        Dave Jesse              R/? 5-08 150    00/00/1930      Cardinals       1949            
        Dave Johnson            R/? 5-10 175    00/00/1931      Cardinals       1949            
        Everett Johnston        L/R 5-11 160    00/00/1914      Cardinals       1947        Manager     
        Everette Joyner         L/? 6-02 188    09/09/1927      Cardinals       1949            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Dick Loeser             R/? 6-01 165    00/00/1928      Cardinals       1949            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Walt Marlow             R/? 6-00 155    08/27/1927      Cardinals       1949            
        Willis McDonald         R/R 5-08 155    00/00/1927      Cardinals       1947            
        Willis McDonald         R/? 5-08 155    00/00/1927      Cardinals       1948            
        Russ McGovern           L/? 5-08 150    00/00/1927      Cardinals       1948            
        Floyd Melliere          R/? 6-02 190    00/00/1925      Cardinals       1948            
        Jim Michalec            R/? 5-11 185    00/00/1930      Cardinals       1949            
        Jim Michalec            R/? 5-11 185    00/00/1930      Cardinals       1950            
        Jim Mincher             R/? 5-11 165    00/00/1928      Cardinals       1950            
        Frank Monaco            R/? 5-08 160    00/00/1926      Cardinals       1947            
        Frank Monaco            R/? 5-08 160    00/00/1926      Cardinals       1948            
        Pete Mondino            ?/? 0-00 000    07/21/1905      N/A             1947        President   
        Pete Mondino            ?/? 0-00 000    07/21/1905      N/A             1948        President   
        Pete Mondino            ?/? 0-00 000    07/21/1905      N/A             1949        President   
        Pete Mondino            ?/? 0-00 000    07/21/1905      N/A             1950        President   
        Bob Murphy              R/? 6-04 190    00/00/1930      Cardinals       1950            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Stan Nassif             R/? 6-01 185    00/00/1926      Cardinals       1950            
        Al Neal                 ?/? 0-00 000    08/18/1925      Cardinals       1947            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Bill O'Brien            R/? 5-10 170    00/00/1927      Cardinals       1947            
        Tom O'Connor            L/? 5-10 168    00/00/1929      Cardinals       1948            
        Tom O'Connor            L/? 5-10 168    00/00/1929      Cardinals       1949            
        Maurice Owen            R/? 6-04 190    00/00/1930      Cardinals       1948            
        Maurice Owen            R/? 6-04 190    00/00/1930      Cardinals       1949            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Bob Palmer              R/? 5-10 175    00/00/1928      Cardinals       1948            
        Hisel Patrick           R/? 6-02 190    08/21/1925      Cardinals       1948            
        Tom Payne               R/? 5-10 172    00/00/1928      Cardinals       1949            
        Eddie Phillips          B/R 6-01 180    07/08/1931      Cardinals       1950            MLB
        Harold Pinson           L/? 6-03 185    00/00/1929      Cardinals       1950        1B  
        Frank Porreca           R/? 5-11 185    03/14/1924      Cardinals       1948            
        Larry Puent             L/L 6-00 175    00/00/1929      Cardinals       1947            
        Joe Pusateri            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals       1947            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Norm Quarrels           R/R 5-08 165    00/00/1928      Cardinals       1947            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Bob Radomski            R/? 6-03 190    00/00/1930      Cardinals       1949            
        Bob Raley               R/? 5-11 165    00/00/1927      Cardinals       1949            
        George Rappe            R/? 5-10 170    00/00/1928      Cardinals       1947            
        John Reagan             R/? 6-00 195    00/00/1926      Cardinals       1949            
        Lee Reid                ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals       1949            
        Rip Repulski            R/R 6-00 195    10/04/1928      Cardinals       1947            MLB
        Gene Revell             R/R 6-06 250    00/00/1926      Cardinals       1947            
        Jim Rogers              R/? 6-00 180    00/00/1930      Cardinals       1950            
        Edgar Rowe              R/? 6-00 185    00/00/1930      Cardinals       1950            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Cliff Simpson           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals       1947            
        Max Slike               ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals       1950            
        Bob Stanton             R/? 5-07 157    00/00/1917      Cardinals       1949        Manager     
        Bob Stanton             R/? 5-07 157    00/00/1917      Cardinals       1950        Manager     
        Jim Starr               R/R 5-10 165    00/00/1924      Cardinals       1947            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        George Taylor           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A             1949        GM  
        George Taylor           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A             1950        GM  
        Carl Trice              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals       1949            
        Gary Tuggle             L/? 5-08 165    00/00/1929      Cardinals       1949            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Earl Weaver             R/? 5-07 180    08/14/1930      Cardinals       1948            
        Lloyd Westhoff          R/? 5-11 185    10/10/1925      Cardinals       1949            
        Ken Wild                R/R 6-01 185    00/00/1926      Cardinals       1947            
        Don Wile                ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals       1950            
        Howard Wilkes           R/? 5-08 165    00/00/1929      Cardinals       1950            
        Hank Wlodarczyk         L/? 6-02 175    00/00/1927      Cardinals       1947            
 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization    Year     Gm Pos
        Dave Young              R/? 6-03 200    07/23/1929      Cardinals       1947            

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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