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Mississippi-Ohio Valley League 1954


Player Roster

Players who played for teams in the Mississippi-Ohio Valley League (a Midwest League predecessor) in 1954. This list includes all players I can identify, coaching staff members, umpires, and selected front office staff. There are certainly missing players, as the available sources are known to be incomplete.

273 different players are listed on this page (14 of whom played in the majors), as are 24 non-playing personel; some are listed more than once.


  • Team Roster Limit: 16 players.
  • Experience Rules: 4 veterans, 6 limited service, 6 rookies.
  • Salary Limit: $3,200.00 (entire team, per month).
  • League Statistician: Howe News Bureau.

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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Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Officials

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        R.L. Britt              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Vice President      
        Dutch Hoffman           R/R 6-00 175    01/28/1904      MOV                 President/Treasurer MLB
        H.V. Millard            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Secretary   
        Ed Ahlinger             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      
        William Anderson        ?/? 5-10 163    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      
        Richard Bloeman         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      
        Richard Bremkamp        ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      
        Jim Dale                ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      
        Ed Fogarty              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      
        Edward Hatfield         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      
        Walter Polk             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      

Clinton (Iowa) Pirates

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
3       Bob Clark               L/? 5-10 175    00/00/1929      Pirates         115 SS/Manager  
18      Bill Bethea             L/L 6-03 185    08/21/1929      Pirates          18 P   
        Russ Betts              R/L 6-03 190    00/00/1933      Pirates           7 P   
        Jim Brettell            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates           2 P   
10      Walt DeLotelle          R/R 6-01 165    00/00/1934      Pirates          13 P   
11      Bill Dennis             L/R 6-00 185    00/00/1934      Pirates          24 P   
5       Lee Dwojeski            R/? 6-00 175    00/00/1932      Pirates          93 3B  
        Don Erickson            R/? 5-11 180    00/00/1929      Pirates          25 OF  
20      Earl Francis            R/R 6-02 210    07/14/1935      Pirates          32 P   MLB
        Glenn Gongorek          R/? 5-10 170    00/00/1933      Pirates          16 OF  
12      Ed Greicius             R/R 6-03 190    00/00/1930      Pirates          19 P-OF        
        Larry Hill              R/L 6-01 185    00/00/1935      Pirates           1 P   
        Les Humphreys           R/R 6-02 197    00/00/1934      Pirates          19 P   
17      Davey Jimenez           R/R 6-03 188    00/00/1934      Pirates          31 P   
9       Del Johnston            R/? 6-01 180    00/00/1934      Pirates         111 C   
        John Kilroy             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates          62 OF  
2       Don Land                R/? 5-10 170    00/00/1935      Pirates          82 2B  
        Adolph Long             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates          14 OF  
14      Bob Long                ?/R 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates           5 P   
        Gary Marhoover          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates           7 P   
        Ed Mathes               R/? 6-00 170    00/00/1936      Pirates          68 2B-SS       
        Ed Miller               L/R 5-10 160    00/00/1933      Pirates          72 1B  
8       Jack O'Keefe            L/? 6-00 200    10/07/1932      Pirates          50 1B  
        Benson Phillips         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates          17 OF  
7       Buddy Plaster           R/? 6-02 190    00/00/1934      Pirates          66 OF  
        Frank Plish             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates           4 P   
15      Dave Reider             L/? 5-10 173    00/00/1934      Pirates          13 OF  
4       John Schneider          R/? 5-09 175    00/00/1934      Pirates          83 OF-C        
        Paul Sizemore           R/R 6-01 170    00/00/1931      Pirates           4 P   
16      Dick Tyndall            R/R 6-02 200    00/00/1934      Pirates           5 P   
        Cedric Wolfman          R/R 5-11 195    00/00/1939      Pirates          24 P   
19      Buddy Wrye              L/? 5-10 185    00/00/1935      Pirates         122 OF  
1       Regis Zaski             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates          31 2B  
        William Purnhage        ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  
        Walter Wagner           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   

Danville (Illinois) Dans

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Richie Klaus            R/? 5-10 170    09/12/1922      Giants           80 Manager     
        Ken Andersen            R/L 6-02 185    00/00/1935      Giants           13 P   
        Carl Boles              R/R 5-11 185    10/31/1934      Giants          117 OF  MLB
        Lloyd Brill             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Giants           36 P   
        Mike Callahan           R/R 5-08 165    00/00/1935      Giants           12 P   
        John Correll            R/R 6-01 190    00/00/1932      Giants           19 P   
        Don Cross               L/? 6-01 180    00/00/1932      Giants            5     
        Ted Doke                ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Giants            9 P   
        Don Durham              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Giants            6 P   
        Jack Elias              R/? 5-11 170    00/00/1934      Giants          120 3B-SS       
        Emile Evans             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Giants            3 P   
        Willie Forge            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Giants            3     
        Ray Garbutt             L/L 6-02 195    00/00/1935      Giants           22 P   
        Ed Garrett              L/L 6-01 165    00/00/1930      Giants           34 P   
        John Halvachs           R/R 6-07 215    00/00/1931      Giants           15 P   
        Frank Incontrera        ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Giants           21 OF  
        Sherman Jones           L/R 6-04 205    02/10/1935      Giants           31 P   MLB
        Andrew Kasper           R/? 6-00 195    00/00/1936      Giants          100 C   
        Jack Kidd               R/R 6-02 195    00/00/1935      Giants           11 P   
        Ed Kopacz               R/R 6-04 200    00/00/1934      Giants          125 1B  
        George Lastres          R/R 6-01 168    00/00/1936      Giants           12 P   
        Jerry Lidley            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Giants            4     
        Bob Loftin              R/? 6-01 185    00/00/1935      Giants          125 2B  
        Andrew Mascia           R/? 6-04 185    00/00/1931      Giants            9 P   
        Frank Mech              L/? 6-00 165    00/00/1934      Giants           28 SS  
        Don Mireau              R/? 6-04 215    00/00/1931      Giants          106 P-OF        
        Ramon Rivera            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Giants           14 C   
        Daryl Robertson         R/R 6-00 184    01/05/1936      Giants           70 SS  MLB
        Bob Rudolf              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Giants           18 C   
        Jack Swirat             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Giants            2     
        Martin Waclaw           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Giants            5     
        Leon Wagner             L/R 6-01 195    05/13/1934      Giants          125 OF  MLB
        Ray Britt               ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   
        Marshall Fox            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  

Decatur (Illinois) Commodores

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Johnny Lucadello        B/R 5-11 160    02/22/1919      N/A             110 P-IF/Manager/P-IF   MLB
        Oscar Bravo             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               9 P.  
        Joe Brillhart           L/L 6-00 160    00/00/1934      N/A               4 P   
        Jack Bumgarner          R/R 6-00 165    09/19/1926      N/A              67 P   
        Joe Campbell            R/? 5-11 175    00/00/1929      N/A              41 3B  
        Amancio Ferro           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               3 P   
        Jim Freeman             R/? 5-11 190    00/00/1927      N/A             116 OF  
        Baby Garcia             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              39 P   
        Julio Gomez             L/L 6-02 175    00/00/1926      N/A             112 P-1B-OF     
        Clarence Hall           R/? 5-10 173    00/00/1931      N/A             104 C   
        Orlando Hernandez       ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               3     
        Luis Herrera            B/L 5-11 185    00/00/1934      N/A              36 P   
        Clarence Hicks          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              11 OF  
        Charles Lafrano         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               9     
        Lowell Landsem          L/R 5-11 180    09/02/1934      N/A               3 P   
        Alfredo Lopez           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              16 [P] 
        John Malgarini          L/? 5-08 145    00/00/1928      N/A              58 OF  
        Eduardo Montamo         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              27 OF  
        Jim Nieman              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               1 P   
        Bob Oefinger            L/? 6-03 185    00/00/1933      N/A             109 1B  
        Lawrence Papini         R/? 6-02 180    00/00/1934      N/A              54 2B  
        German Perez            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               7 P   
        Len Pillar              R/R 6-01 195    03/17/1924      N/A               3 P   
        Amador Rego             R/R 5-08 140    00/00/1933      N/A              24 P   
        Joe Riney               L/? 6-00 165    00/00/1926      N/A               8     
        Johnny Schaive          R/R 5-08 175    02/25/1934      N/A              40 P-UT        MLB
        Andy Smith              L/? 6-01 200    00/00/1923      N/A               8 C   
        Bob Staton              R/R 6-01 180    00/00/0000      N/A              83 2-3-S       
        Byrd Stoudt             L/? 6-00 190    00/00/1933      N/A              24 OF  
        Gino Valdez             R/? 5-10 178    00/00/1933      N/A             121 SS  
        Rene Valdivia           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              20 C   
        Jim Warner              R/? 6-00 200    09/23/1923      N/A              45 OF  
        Orlando Zgraggen        ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               3 P   
        H.P. Read               ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  
        J.C. Stroud             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   

Dubuque (Iowa) Packers

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Jack Conway             R/R 6-00 175    07/30/1918      White Sox        24 3B/Manager  MLB
        Fritz Ackley            L/R 6-02 202    04/10/1937      White Sox        16 P   MLB
        Carl Angelo             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox         8 P   
        Charles Bauer           R/R 6-02 170    00/00/1936      White Sox         9 P   
        Vince Belville          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox         1 P   
        Ollie Brantley          R/R 6-03 178    00/00/1932      White Sox        33 P   
        Tom Denny               L/? 6-01 185    00/00/1935      White Sox        15 OF  
        Bill Earnhardt          R/R 5-10 175    00/00/1935      White Sox       120 OF  
        Dick Ferronato          R/? 6-02 185    00/00/1934      White Sox       105 3B  
        Dick Gierek             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox         9     
        Al Goerlach             ?/? 0-00 000    04/08/1931      White Sox         3 P   
        Lou Hurt                R/R 6-01 190    00/00/1935      White Sox       116 2B  
        Tom Karwacki            R/? 6-02 195    00/00/0000      White Sox        80 SS  
        Bill Knapek             R/R 6-01 195    00/00/1930      White Sox        10 P   
        August Kurtz            R/R 5-10 160    00/00/1936      White Sox         4 P   
        Dick Lombardi           R/? 5-11 186    09/08/1932      White Sox       118 OF  
        Frank Lucas             R/R 6-02 190    00/00/1932      White Sox        15 P   
        Bill Maley              R/? 5-10 185    12/02/1930      White Sox         9     
        Gene Martin             R/R 5-10 170    00/00/1936      White Sox        27 C   
        Tom McCaffrey           R/R 6-03 180    00/00/1935      White Sox        26 P   
        Don Miller              R/? 6-00 180    00/00/1933      White Sox        96 OF  
        Jim Peterson            L/L 5-11 175    00/00/1934      White Sox         9 P   
        Tom Richards            L/R 6-00 180    00/00/1935      White Sox        56 P   
        Johnny Romano           R/R 5-11 205    08/23/1934      White Sox        27 C   MLB
        Darold Satchell         L/L 6-01 195    00/00/1934      White Sox        23 P   
        Dale Scales             L/L 6-04 205    00/00/1935      White Sox        13     
        Billy Smith             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox        68     
        Wayne Sperry            R/R 6-07 200    00/00/1936      White Sox        18 P   
        Bill Staley             L/? 5-09 175    00/00/1935      White Sox        40 SS  
        Don Strickland          R/? 6-01 194    00/00/1930      White Sox       116 1B  
        Don Terlip              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox         3 P   
        Bob Tritsch             L/L 6-01 175    00/00/1935      White Sox        11 P   
        Tom Tully               ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox         1 P   
        Jim Williams            R/R 6-04 170    00/00/1934      White Sox         3 P   
        Bob Willis              R/R 6-02 180    00/00/1935      White Sox        22 P   
        Walter Brock            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  
        J.M. Sloan              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   

Hannibal (Missouri) Cardinals

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        J.C. Dunn               R/R 6-02 205    00/00/1926      Cardinals       124 UT/Manager  
        Jim Allen               L/L 6-01 174    00/00/1934      Cardinals        32 P   
        Warren Allen            R/R 6-00 160    00/00/1934      Cardinals         9 P   
        Ben Banks               ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals        18 OF  
        Carl Basco              L/L 6-02 175    00/00/1935      Cardinals         4 P   
        Dick Bazinet            L/R 6-01 192    00/00/1935      Cardinals        51 OF  
        Jim Bower               R/R 5-08 155    00/00/1935      Cardinals        36 P   
        Lew Boyer               B/? 6-00 175    00/00/1935      Cardinals        68 1B  
        Bill Brown              R/R 6-03 190    00/00/1932      Cardinals               
        Art Burnett             L/R 5-11 175    00/00/1934      Cardinals       124 3B-SS-OF    
        Bob Castleman           R/R 5-11 175    00/00/1935      Cardinals         2 P   
        Harvey Cohen            R/R 6-03 210    00/00/1934      Cardinals        13 P   
        Duane Collins           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals        12 OF  
        Harry Collins           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals         2 P   
        John Dewald             R/L 5-11 195    00/00/1936      Cardinals        20 P   
        Chester DiEmidio        R/R 6-02 175    09/13/1930      Cardinals         2     
        Ted Doke                ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals         9 P   
        Curtis Douglas          L/? 6-00 165    00/00/1935      Cardinals        49 OF  
        Bob Dunavant            R/R 6-02 180    00/00/1935      Cardinals        27 P   
        Lindy Duncan            L/R 6-02 170    00/00/1936      Cardinals        33 SS  
        Ron Epps                ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals        14 OF  
        Ray Ferruolo            ?/? 5-08 000    00/00/1934      Cardinals         1 OF  
        Adair Ford              R/? 6-00 179    00/00/1935      Cardinals        16 OF  
        Jack Gallivan           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals        22 OF  
        Gary Geiger             L/R 6-00 168    04/04/1937      Cardinals        61 P-OF        MLB
        Gary Grosnickle         R/? 5-11 193    00/00/1935      Cardinals       102 C   
        Dick Gumbert            R/? 6-01 185    01/27/1933      Cardinals        25 C   
        Don Hammond             L/? 5-11 170    00/00/1936      Cardinals        26 OF  
        Jerry Herring           L/L 5-09 170    00/00/1934      Cardinals        31 P   
        Charles Keller          L/? 6-00 175    00/00/1933      Cardinals        33 1B  
        Lyle Krall              R/? 6-02 175    00/00/1932      Cardinals        41 SS  
        Karl Nageleisen         R/? 5-11 175    00/00/1935      Cardinals       125 SS  
        Ed Olsen                R/R 6-01 182    00/00/1935      Cardinals         1     
        Jack Robinson           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals       123 2B  
        Darold Satchell         L/L 6-01 195    00/00/1934      Cardinals        23 P   
        John Schieffer          R/R 6-00 185    00/00/1934      Cardinals         6 P   
        Ed Schneider            R/R 6-00 180    00/00/1935      Cardinals        33 P-OF        
        Al Smith                ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals         1 P   
        Byrd Stoudt             L/? 6-00 190    00/00/1933      Cardinals        50 OF  
        Dick Woodall            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals         8     
        John Wyatt              R/R 6-00 200    04/19/1935      Cardinals        54 P   MLB
        Paul Zimmerman          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals         3 P   
        John Mahoney            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   

Mattoon (Illinois) Phillies

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Carl Bush               L/? 6-03 175    00/00/1927      Phillies         52 1B/Manager  
        Don Osborn              R/R 6-00 185    06/03/1908      Phillies          2 P/Manager   
        Dan Almeida             R/? 5-11 175    00/00/1935      Phillies         73 3B  
        Arley Andrews           L/L 6-03 185    00/00/1934      Phillies          2 P   
        Quentin Basco           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Phillies          4     
        Dale Bennetch           L/R 6-04 200    00/00/1936      Phillies         17 OF  
        Al Birunas              R/? 6-01 180    00/00/1933      Phillies         29 P   
        Tom Bornman             L/R 6-02 185    00/00/1936      Phillies         52 C   
        Lenny Brown             L/? 6-00 175    00/00/1933      Phillies         43 OF  
        John Cassidy            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Phillies          8     
        Tom Cronin              R/R 6-05 222    00/00/1934      Phillies         31 P   
        John Dewald             R/L 5-11 195    00/00/1936      Phillies            P   
        Andrew Fontan           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Phillies         27 OF  
        Adair Ford              R/? 6-00 179    00/00/1935      Phillies         16 OF  
        George Fuchs            R/R 6-01 195    00/00/1933      Phillies         44 P   
        Jim Golden              L/R 6-00 175    03/20/1936      Phillies         35 P   MLB
        Carl Hutzler            R/R 5-11 184    00/00/1933      Phillies         77 3B-OF       
        Jackie King             R/? 6-00 195    00/00/1935      Phillies        111 C   
        Don Landrum             L/R 6-00 180    02/16/1936      Phillies         37 OF  MLB
        Ed Mayjack              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Phillies         42 3B  
        Bob McLeod              L/R 6-01 185    00/00/1936      Phillies         71 OF  
        Ken Menkel              L/? 6-00 190    00/00/1934      Phillies         61 1B  
        Buddy Plaster           R/? 6-02 190    00/00/1934      Phillies         66 OF  
        John Pollina            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Phillies        126 SS  
        Joe Skwisz              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Phillies         31 OF  
        Ed Soldo                ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Phillies         15 P   
        Phil Stevens            L/? 6-00 170    00/00/1932      Phillies        126 2B  
        John Stillman           R/R 6-02 195    00/00/1931      Phillies         33 P   
        Ernie Tabor             B/R 6-02 185    00/00/1936      Phillies         18 P   
        Jim Thacker             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Phillies         10 P   
        Dan Vlosich             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Phillies         21 OF  
        Gerald Weber            R/? 5-11 185    00/00/1935      Phillies         19 C   
        Keith Williamson        R/? 6-00 165    00/00/1935      Phillies         42 OF  
        Terry Wilson            L/? 6-00 195    00/00/1935      Phillies         52 OF  
        Guy Seymour             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   

Mount Vernon (Illinois) Kings

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Lew Bekeza              R/? 6-02 195    08/14/1917      N/A             115 2B/Manager/GM       
        Harvey Albright         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              25 3B  
        Dick Archer             R/R 6-01 185    00/00/1934      N/A               1 P   
        Dionisio Argudin        R/? 5-09 160    00/00/1931      N/A              35 2B  
        Don Bartlett            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              15     
        Virgil Black            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              51 OF  
        Joe Blasko              R/R 5-11 185    08/28/1935      N/A              43 P-OF        
        Jim Bower               R/R 5-08 155    00/00/1935      N/A              36 P   
        Frank Brookman          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               2 P   
        Al Budde                ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               1 P   
        Dick Carney             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              40 2B-SS       
        Jose Colas              R/R 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              67 2-3-O       
        Al Evans                L/R 5-08 164    00/00/1928      N/A              72 OF  
        Bill Gear               R/R 6-03 195    00/00/1929      N/A              29 P   
        Bob Groves              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              13     
        Bob Hanlin              R/R 5-11 165    00/00/1933      N/A              17 P   
        Chuck Hawley            R/R 6-03 210    04/03/1915      N/A              18 P/OF        
        Chuck Henry             R/R 5-11 165    10/09/1928      N/A              46 P-O 
        Joe Henry               B/R 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              30 2B-3B       
        Dick Hidalgo            R/? 5-11 190    00/00/1931      N/A              59 OF  
        Jackie Jones            R/? 5-11 175    00/00/1931      N/A              42 3B  
        John Klingert           R/? 6-02 195    00/00/1931      N/A             114 C   
        Gene Lippold            L/R 6-01 210    00/00/1934      N/A               1 P   
        Roland Manfredi         R/R 6-01 180    00/00/1935      N/A               9 P   
        Karl Nageleisen         R/? 5-11 175    00/00/1935      N/A             125 SS  
        Walt Novak              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               6 P   
        Dave Pegg               ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               4     
        Anthony Petrovich       L/L 5-11 180    00/00/1935      N/A              12 P   
        Wayne Platz             B/? 6-01 180    00/00/1931      N/A              11 OF  
        Gary Proctor            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              54 OF  
        Hollis Robertson        R/R 6-01 200    00/00/1936      N/A              11 P   
        Mike Rolla              R/R 6-01 180    00/00/1918      N/A               1 P   
        Roth                    ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               1     
        Mike Rowley             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               7 P   
        Ray Samples             L/L 6-01 190    00/00/1936      N/A              18 OF  
        Joe Skwisz              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              31 OF  
        Paul Smith              R/R 6-02 170    00/00/1933      N/A               2 P   
        Nick Starasta           R/? 6-01 185    00/00/1923      N/A             123 C-OF        
        Bob Stuber              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              16 P   
        Charles Tannreuther     L/L 6-00 165    00/00/1933      N/A              30 P   
        Bob Tarlton             R/? 5-11 180    00/00/1933      N/A               6     
        Watt                    ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               1     
        Rogers Werner           L/? 6-00 160    00/00/1929      N/A              68 1B  
        C.E. Brehm              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   

Paris (Illinois) Lakers

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Tom Sunkel              L/L 6-01 190    08/09/1912      N/A                 Manager     MLB
        Lou Altomer             B/L 6-00 185    00/00/1934      N/A               4 P   
        Rod Beckett             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               1 P   
        Herb Bracken            R/R 6-03 192    00/00/1919      N/A              16 P   
        George Case             R/R 6-00 170    00/00/1930      N/A              18 P   
17      Vince Corda             ?/? 0-00 000    02/13/1931      N/A              44 1B  
5       Joe Corona              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              16 P   
        Lonnie Davis            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               9     
1       Jack DeRousse           R/? 5-10 175    00/00/1931      N/A              77 OF  
        Wardell Greer           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               5 P   
7       Wayne Haas              R/R 6-00 185    10/28/1930      N/A              64 C   
        Chuck Henry             R/R 5-11 165    10/09/1928      N/A              46 P-O 
        Fred Jackson            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               6 P   
19      Curt Johnson            R/R 6-02 179    00/00/1931      N/A              63 P   
        Lew Jones               ?/? 6-03 220    00/00/1928      N/A               9     
13      Bob Laskowski           R/L 5-10 155    00/00/1932      N/A              20 P   
        Henry Malles            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               1     
8|14    Neil Maxa               R/R 6-00 175    00/00/1921      N/A              32 P   
17      John Mitchell           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/1936      N/A              29 P   
9       Kenny Payne             L/? 5-09 165    00/00/1926      N/A             115 OF  
3       Jim Rader               L/R 5-09 175    00/00/1935      N/A             118 2B-SS       
        Tom Richardson          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               4 P   
        Perry Roark             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               6 P   
10      Ed Rouse                R/? 5-10 165    00/00/1929      N/A             125 2B-3B       
11|20   Sam Scarpone            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A             120 OF-C        
        Morris Schachnon        ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               2     
18      Carl Schmidt            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               4 P   
4       Joe Schmidt             R/? 5-10 185    06/09/1918      N/A             123 1B-2B       
2       Bob Sisk                R/R 6-00 175    00/00/1931      N/A              93 P-2-S-C     
6       Quincy Smith            B/R 5-10 171    00/00/1921      N/A              85 OF  
12      Andrew Tobias           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              15 P   
17      Wilburn Tomberlin       L/R 6-01 175    00/00/1933      N/A               9 P   
        John Gibbons            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President/GM        

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

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.

  • The Sporting News Baseball Guide for 1955.
  • The Baseball Blue Book for 1954.
  • Programs and scorecard inserts in my collection.


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