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Mississippi-Ohio Valley League 1955


Player Roster

Players who played for teams in the Mississippi-Ohio Valley League (a Midwest League predecessor) in 1955. 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.

286 different players are listed on this page (13 of whom played in the majors), as are 30 non-playing personel; some are listed more than once.


  • Team Roster Limit: 16 players.
  • Experience Rules: 3 veterans, 8 limited service, 8 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   
        Richard Bremkamp        ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      
        Richard Caprio          ?/? 6-00 160    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      
        Don Carr                ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      
        Mac Crum                R/R 6-04 245    09/29/1926      MOV                 Umpire      
        Albert Fenske           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      
        Robert Ford             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      
        Paul Foster             ?/? 0-00 000    11/22/1913      MOV                 Umpire      
        Donald Lackey           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      
        Robert Emmet Ormsby     ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      
        Julius Passante         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      
        James Arthur Spiggle    ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      
        David Stanford Spotts   ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      
        Mickey Umphlett         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MOV                 Umpire      

Clinton (Iowa) Pirates

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Bob Clark               L/? 5-10 175    00/00/1929      Pirates         124 SS/Manager  
        Bill Bethea             L/L 6-03 185    08/21/1929      Pirates          26 P   
        Bill Brown              R/R 6-03 190    00/00/1932      Pirates          30 P   
        Martin Carr             L/R 6-03 195    00/00/1935      Pirates          10 P   
        Glenn Dangleis          R/R 6-01 165    00/00/1936      Pirates          25 P   
        Joe Drotar              R/R 6-01 180    00/00/1936      Pirates           9 P   
        Bob Felner              R/? 5-11 175    00/00/1937      Pirates          32 C   
        Floro Fernandez         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates          21 SS  
        Ed Greicius             R/R 6-03 190    00/00/1930      Pirates           6 [P] 
        Jim Hartbarger          R/? 6-00 190    00/00/1936      Pirates          53 2B-3B       
        Tom Humber              R/R 5-08 172    00/00/1933      Pirates         119 2B-OF       
        Lou Johnson             R/R 5-11 175    09/22/1934      Pirates          24 OF  MLB
        Denton Lakatosh         R/? 6-02 186    00/00/1934      Pirates           4     
        Paul Leatherbury        R/R 6-04 182    00/00/1935      Pirates           3 P   
        Ken Ludwig              R/R 6-00 180    00/00/1933      Pirates          14 P   
        Stan Malec              R/R 5-09 185    00/00/1932      Pirates         121 OF  
        John McAreavy           L/? 6-02 175    00/00/1934      Pirates          29 OF  
        Don Miller              R/R 6-00 175    10/21/1935      Pirates          31 P   
        Dick Momford            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates           6 P   
        Bob Neeley              R/? 6-02 172    00/00/1935      Pirates          39 OF  
        Ayton Pagan             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates          45 1B  
        Gary Poulson            ?/R 6-02 178    00/00/1935      Pirates           7 P   
        Benny Rich              R/R 6-01 190    00/00/1933      Pirates          32 P   
        Jim Schultheis          ?/? 0-00 000    07/01/1935      Pirates          21 OF  
        Glenn Schultz           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates           3 P   
        Irv Serafini            R/R 6-00 160    00/00/1935      Pirates           3 P   
        Don Strickland          R/? 6-01 194    00/00/1930      Pirates         111 1B-OF       
        Ken Suess               R/? 5-10 170    00/00/1932      Pirates         124 2B-3B       
        Jim Truelove            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates          11     
        Anthony Washington      L/L 6-02 183    01/09/1937      Pirates          82 OF  
        Bob Weber               ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates           1 P   
        John Wiernicki          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates           5 P   
        Bill Wilgus             R/? 5-07 165    00/00/1933      Pirates          68 2B  
        Cedric Wolfman          R/R 5-11 195    00/00/1939      Pirates           5 P   
        Clem Yaskowitz          R/R 6-00 190    00/00/1933      Pirates         108 C   
        Walter Brock            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  
        Walter Wagner           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   

Decatur (Illinois) Commodores

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Al Unser                R/R 6-01 175    10/12/1912      Cardinals        11 P/Manager/GM        MLB
        Bill Bontz              L/L 6-04 185    00/00/1936      Cardinals        28 P   
        Joe Capasso             R/? 5-09 165    00/00/1935      Cardinals       105 SS  
        Keith Childers          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals         2 P   
        Carl Deck               R/R 6-01 158    00/00/1936      Cardinals         4 P   
        Carl Forney             R/R 5-10 165    00/00/1937      Cardinals        12 P   
        Dick Ghelfi             R/R 6-03 200    00/00/1934      Cardinals        30 P   
        Nilo Giavedoni          R/? 5-11 145    00/00/1937      Cardinals        12     
        Jack Grammer            L/? 6-01 180    00/00/1933      Cardinals         6     
        Jim Herman              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals         2     
        Dick Hicks              L/L 6-04 190    00/00/1936      Cardinals        33 P   
        Jerry Hood              L/? 5-11 175    00/00/1930      Cardinals       126 3B-SS       
        Ed Johnson              R/R 6-00 180    00/00/1934      Cardinals        25 P   
        Eddie Jones             R/? 6-00 165    00/00/1931      Cardinals       126 OF  
        Gene Marinacci          L/L 6-01 196    04/10/1935      Cardinals       117 1B  
        Lou Markle              L/? 6-00 172    00/00/1931      Cardinals       118 OF  
        Lane Martin             L/L 6-02 195    00/00/1935      Cardinals        14 P   
        Sam McIntyre            R/R 6-02 185    00/00/1937      Cardinals        10     
        Ray Phelps              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals         4 P   
        Eloyd Robinson          R/? 5-11 180    00/00/1932      Cardinals        93 IF  
        Charles Royer           R/R 6-02 165    00/00/1931      Cardinals         2 P   
        Jimmie Schaffer         R/R 5-09 185    04/05/1936      Cardinals       106 C   MLB
        Ed Schneider            R/R 6-00 180    00/00/1935      Cardinals        39 P   
        John Shannon            L/? 5-10 160    00/00/1932      Cardinals        57 2B  
        Warner Siebert          R/R 6-03 195    00/00/1932      Cardinals        30 P   
        Bill Skemp              R/? 6-04 195    00/00/1935      Cardinals       104 OF  
        Larry Smith             R/? 6-00 182    00/00/1935      Cardinals        91 C   
        Fran Thomas             R/R 6-05 190    00/00/1935      Cardinals        16 P   
        Richard Ellison         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   

Dubuque (Iowa) Packers

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Ira Hutchinson          R/R 5-11 180    08/31/1910      White Sox           Manager     MLB
        Fritz Ackley            L/R 6-02 202    04/10/1937      White Sox        29 P   MLB
        Russ Anderson           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox         8     
        Dan Baker               ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox         6 P   
        Charles Bauer           R/R 6-02 170    00/00/1936      White Sox        26 P   
        Ron Burbank             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox         5 P   
        Bob Cotten              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox         6     
        Lawrence Cutler         R/R 5-09 164    00/00/1934      White Sox       108 2B-SS       
        Lou Dulac               R/R 6-03 180    00/00/1934      White Sox        15 P   
        Clarence Fouchey        L/L 5-10 165    00/00/1934      White Sox        41 P   
        Dick Grant              R/R 6-00 175    00/00/1934      White Sox        11 P   
        Bob Henry               ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox         7     
        Lou Hurt                R/R 6-01 190    00/00/1935      White Sox        62 2B-SS       
        Don Kolehouse           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox         5     
        August Kurtz            R/R 5-10 160    00/00/1936      White Sox         7 P   
        Lawrence Landerholm     L/? 5-09 155    00/00/1932      White Sox       126 3B  
        Frank Layana            R/? 6-02 195    00/00/1934      White Sox        55 OF  
        Dick Lewis              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox        14 C   
        Jim Lynn                R/R 6-00 185    00/00/1933      White Sox       126 OF  
        Gene Martin             R/R 5-10 170    00/00/1936      White Sox       111 C   
        Charley Massey          L/R 6-01 185    00/00/1937      White Sox        59 SS  
        Tom McCaffrey           R/R 6-03 180    00/00/1935      White Sox         5 P   
        John McDonnell          R/? 5-10 175    00/00/1934      White Sox         2     
        Joe Mikez               R/R 6-03 225    00/00/1932      White Sox         4     
        Don Neves               B/R 6-03 185    00/00/1937      White Sox        24 P   
        John Nicks              ?/? 0-00 000    10/20/1936      White Sox        11     
        Dick Patton             L/L 5-11 180    00/00/1932      White Sox       113 1B  
        Charles Pester          B/R 6-03 200    00/00/1935      White Sox        16 P   
        Jim Ploof               ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox        15     
        Bob Prince              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox        17 P   
        Billy Rayburn           R/R 6-00 190    00/00/1932      White Sox        28 P   
        Don Reichert            R/R 6-00 180    00/00/1936      White Sox       110 1B-OF       
        Glen Rosenbaum          R/R 5-11 170    06/14/1936      White Sox        41 P   
        Bill Rouse              R/R 5-11 180    11/03/1935      White Sox        14 P   
        Don Strickland          R/? 6-01 194    00/00/1930      White Sox       111 1B-OF       
        Harold Wallace          R/? 5-11 190    00/00/1928      White Sox        17     
        Ed Watts                L/L 5-10 170    00/00/1935      White Sox        60 OF  
        Phil Williams           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox         4 P   
        John Petrakis           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   
        Jack Schadle            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  

Hannibal (Missouri) Citizens

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Jim Granneman           B/? 6-02 175    00/00/1923      N/A              22 2-S/Manager 
        Al Shinn                L/L 6-00 195    00/00/1934      N/A              91 Manager     
        Sam Barner              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              44 OF  
        Phil Bickel             R/? 6-01 170    00/00/1934      N/A              58 3B-SS-OF    
        John Cassidy            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              33 OF  
        Francisco Collazo       ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              24 1B  
        Charles Costello        ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               9     
        George Doering          R/R 5-11 180    00/00/1936      N/A              26 P   
        Ken Edwards             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               1 P   
        Bert Emerson            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              13 P   
        Mel Englebrecht         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              13     
        Floro Fernandez         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              21 SS  
        Al Giordano             R/R 5-08 180    00/00/1931      N/A              92 OF-C-P      
        Clyde Gisclair          R/? 5-10 179    00/00/1934      N/A              64 3B-OF       
        Bill Gulley             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              24 OF  
        Ron Hagler              R/R 6-01 180    00/00/1933      N/A              68 P   
        Sixto Hechavarria       R/R 5-07 135    00/00/1928      N/A              22 P   
        Jim Hubbard             R/R 6-01 170    00/00/1935      N/A             122 3B-OF       
        Dick Kaufman            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               4 P   
        Dick Kraft              R/? 5-11 175    00/00/1935      N/A              18 SS  
        Curtis Land             R/R 6-03 195    00/00/1936      N/A              15 P   
        Dick Lessmann           L/L 6-00 170    00/00/1937      N/A              32 P   
        Bob McLeod              L/R 6-01 185    00/00/1936      N/A              53 O-P 
        Dick Morris             R/? 5-10 170    00/00/1935      N/A              36 3B  
        Julio Navarro (Ventura) R/R 5-11 190    01/09/1936      N/A              14 P   MLB
        Jim O'Donnell           L/R 6-02 170    00/00/1936      N/A              14 P   
        Joe O'Donnell           L/? 6-01 180    00/00/1936      N/A               5     
        Dave Parker             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              22 OF  
        Ulysses Payton          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               9 P   
        Jim Rader               L/R 5-09 175    00/00/1935      N/A             113 2B-SS       
        Jack Ramsey             R/? 6-02 180    00/00/1935      N/A              57 SS  
        Joe Rancher             R/? 0-00 000    00/00/1921      N/A              17 OF  
        Jim Robinson            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               6     
        John Rodman             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              28 C   
        Alfonso Rodriguez       ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              10 OF  
        Virgil Trout            R/R 6-01 193    03/15/1933      N/A              30 P   
        Bob Umfleet             L/R 6-00 167    00/00/1930      N/A              37 OF-P        
        Bob VanDyke             R/? 6-00 190    00/00/1937      N/A              14 OF  
        Ted Vriga               R/? 6-02 190    00/00/1936      N/A              61 UT  
        Genero Zizza            L/? 5-06 175    00/00/1931      N/A              10     
        Harry Smith             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   

Kokomo (Indiana) Giants

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Walt Dixon              R/? 6-02 235    11/25/1920      N/A             115 Manager     
        Jack Milaskey           R/? 6-03 200    00/00/1929      N/A             121 C/Manager   
        Clyde Angelos           R/? 6-01 205    00/00/1934      N/A               2     
        Dick Avery              R/R 5-09 170    00/00/1935      N/A               5 P   
        Sam Barner              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              44 OF  
        Don Battle              R/? 6-01 185    00/00/1933      N/A             122 OF  
        Jim Bower               R/R 5-08 155    00/00/1935      N/A              12 P   
        Enrique Cardenas        ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A             121 SS  
        Dale Cartier            L/L 6-01 195    00/00/1935      N/A             104 1B-OF       
        Orlando Cepeda (Penne)  R/R 6-02 210    09/17/1937      N/A              92 3B  MLB
        Ray Charles             R/? 6-01 210    00/00/1935      N/A              18 C   
        Bob DeCarlo             R/? 5-08 165    00/00/1933      N/A              36 3B  
        John Delida             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               1 P   
        Charles Dobberstein     R/R 6-00 175    00/00/1936      N/A               5 P   
        Eric Doughtie           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               9 P   
        Al Evans                L/R 5-08 164    00/00/1928      N/A              79 P   
        Dwight Feimster         R/R 6-03 180    06/08/1934      N/A              36 P   
        Ed Fields               L/? 6-02 210    00/00/1935      N/A              12     
        George Fort             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               2 P   
        Jim Freeman             R/R 6-03 190    00/00/1934      N/A               3 P   
        Dick Jennings           L/R 5-11 185    00/00/1933      N/A             127 OF-P        
        Dale Kingma             L/R 6-03 206    00/00/1935      N/A               2 P   
        Tom Loyd                ?/L 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               2 P   
        Clark Mains             R/R 6-00 180    00/00/1930      N/A               9 P   
        Henry Malles            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A             116 2B-OF       
        Charles Martin          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/1935      N/A               5     
        Malcolm Mohr            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               2 P   
        William Morgan          R/L 5-11 169    00/00/1934      N/A              28 P   
        Ken Napier              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              51 2B-SS       
        Keith Nims              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              14 P   
        John Platt              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A              24 OF  
        Joel Rolla              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               5 P   
        Anthony Russo           L/R 6-00 175    00/00/1935      N/A              15 P   
        Ray Snyders             R/R 6-01 200    00/00/1935      N/A              35 P   
        Ronald Tyre             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A               3 P   
        Bill Wright             ?/R 0-00 000    00/00/1934      N/A              14 P   
        Dean Allsop             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   
        James Tobin             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  

Lafayette (Indiana) Chiefs

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Mark Wylie              R/R 6-00 200    01/22/1925      Indians           3 P/Manager   
        Armenio Badia           R/? 5-11 175    00/00/1936      Indians          44 OF-P        
        Jim Bowen               L/L 6-00 180    00/00/1933      Indians           2 P   
        Bob Bush                ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Indians          25 2B  
        Dave Chambers           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Indians           9 P   
        Clarence Clark          L/L 6-00 175    00/00/1936      Indians          42 P   
        Bill Close              R/? 6-01 180    00/00/1928      Indians          59 2B  
        Joe Cobb                R/R 6-00 165    00/00/1936      Indians           7 P   
        John Correll            R/R 6-01 190    00/00/1932      Indians          10 P   
        George Ettenger         R/? 6-01 195    00/00/1934      Indians          40 C   
        Ted Fowler              R/R 6-02 185    00/00/1934      Indians          31 P   
        Pete Fuhrman            R/R 5-09 000    00/00/1933      Indians           1 P   
        Dave Henderson          R/? 0-00 000    00/00/1937      Indians          22 SS  
        Lynwood Henry           R/? 5-11 180    00/00/1935      Indians         106 3B  
        Clarence Johnson        R/? 5-11 165    00/00/1937      Indians          19 OF  
        Ken Kane                R/? 5-11 165    00/00/1935      Indians          78 SS  
        Harold Keller           R/R 6-00 195    00/00/1936      Indians          15 P   
        Bill Kindl              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Indians          25 OF-P        
        Fred Kitchen            R/? 6-00 190    00/00/1935      Indians          32 OF-P        
        Tony Komisar            L/L 6-00 175    11/01/1936      Indians          14 P   
        George Kostelac         L/? 5-11 190    00/00/1931      Indians          45 1B-OF       
        Bill Lansinger          R/R 5-07 170    00/00/1933      Indians           5 P   
        Harold Larned           R/L 6-00 185    00/00/1935      Indians           7 P   
        John Lowry              R/? 5-10 168    00/00/1936      Indians          47 3B-2B       
        Carl Mathias            B/L 5-11 195    06/13/1936      Indians          30 P   MLB
        Jack Misenko            L/? 6-00 180    00/00/1935      Indians          19 OF  
        Jerry Murphy            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Indians           6 P   
        George Repasky          R/R 6-01 175    00/00/1936      Indians          29 2B  
        Lazaro Rivero           R/R 5-11 175    00/00/1936      Indians           4 P   
        Carl Rogers             R/? 6-01 195    00/00/1933      Indians          39 C   
        Jerry Ryle              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Indians          21 SS  
        Nick Siemasz            L/? 6-02 185    00/00/1933      Indians          58 OF  
        Charles Smiley          L/L 6-00 190    00/00/1935      Indians          97 1B  
        Kent Sterling           R/L 6-00 180    00/00/1920      Indians          14 P   
        Fred Swick              R/? 5-10 180    00/00/1935      Indians          75 OF  
        Dayton Todd             L/? 6-00 175    00/00/1932      Indians          80 C   
        Thomas Trossen          R/R 6-04 210    00/00/1934      Indians           8 P   
        Joe Vilk                L/R 5-11 150    00/00/1931      Indians           4 P   
        Dave Wegerek            R/R 6-02 175    01/15/1937      Indians          37 P   
        Bob Whitworth           R/R 6-01 195    07/07/1936      Indians          24 C   
        Bob Zuccarini           R/? 6-01 195    00/00/1933      Indians          80 OF  
        Marshall Fox            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  
        William Lamb            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   

Mattoon (Illinois) Phillies

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Burl Storie             R/? 6-01 200    00/00/1920      Phillies         25 Manager     
        Jerry Armour            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Phillies          2 P   
        Charles Callaway        ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Phillies          7     
        Jimmie Coker            R/R 5-11 195    03/28/1936      Phillies        124 C   MLB
        Tom Cole                ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Phillies         33 OF  
        Jim Davis               L/L 6-00 195    00/00/1935      Phillies         34 OF  
        Ernest Desperito        R/? 5-11 185    00/00/1931      Phillies         21 SS  
        John Dewald             R/L 5-11 195    00/00/1936      Phillies         39 P   
        George Dicus            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Phillies         60 OF  
        Dick Duignan            R/? 6-01 185    00/00/1930      Phillies         49 P   
        Fred Farnsworth         R/R 6-01 185    00/00/1933      Phillies         13 P   
        Jim Golden              L/R 6-00 175    03/20/1936      Phillies         29 P   MLB
        Dallas Green            L/R 6-05 210    08/04/1934      Phillies         16 P   MLB
        Vern Hinckley           R/R 6-01 175    00/00/1930      Phillies         23 P   
        Art Hirst               L/L 6-01 180    00/00/1933      Phillies         32 P   
        Paul Houck              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Phillies          5 P   
        Bill Juhay              L/L 6-03 190    00/00/1935      Phillies         29 P   
        Phil Kleffner           R/? 6-01 200    00/00/1933      Phillies         80 3B  
        Bob Marten              R/R 6-03 200    00/00/1936      Phillies          2 P   
        Bill Parker             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Phillies         20 OF  
        Ralph Platt             L/R 6-02 180    00/00/1936      Phillies         29 OF  
        John Pollina            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Phillies         18 2B  
        Bob Quinn               L/? 6-01 175    00/00/1935      Phillies         28 OF  
        Ted Rhodes              R/? 5-11 180    00/00/1935      Phillies         25 OF  
        Mark Sampson            R/R 6-02 200    00/00/1936      Phillies          5 P   
        Jerome Schust           R/? 6-01 180    00/00/1934      Phillies         48 3B  
        Lou Shade               R/R 6-01 195    00/00/1932      Phillies         20 P   
        Jim Smith               ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Phillies          5 P   
        Cloyce Sowell           R/R 6-00 175    00/00/1935      Phillies         19 P   
        Ray Steele              R/? 6-00 180    00/00/1932      Phillies         45 SS  
        Frank Sylvester         R/? 5-11 170    00/00/1933      Phillies         70 SS  
        Ernie Tabor             B/R 6-02 185    00/00/1936      Phillies          5 P   
        Bob Tittl               L/? 6-00 168    00/00/1935      Phillies          9 P   
        Bruce Weaver            L/? 6-04 205    00/00/1933      Phillies        125 1B  
        Ken Welgoss             R/? 5-10 170    00/00/1935      Phillies        120 OF  
        Bill Whiteko            R/R 5-10 165    00/00/1934      Phillies        104 2B  
        Harry Reich             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   
        Norman Spears           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  

Paris (Illinois) Lakers

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Dick Rigazio            R/? 6-00 175    00/00/1930      Cubs            102 IF/Manager  
        Finis Arbuckle          R/? 5-10 195    00/00/1932      Cubs              4     
        Jim Bridgeman           R/R 6-00 185    00/00/1936      Cubs              4 P   
        Dan Brown               L/? 6-02 190    00/00/1933      Cubs             98 1B-OF-C     
        Bill Burris             R/R 6-00 190    00/00/1936      Cubs              4 P   
        John Buzhardt           R/R 6-03 198    08/17/1936      Cubs             36 P   MLB
        Leonard Casillas        R/R 5-11 165    00/00/1933      Cubs             22 P   
        Jerry Coley             R/R 6-02 185    00/00/1937      Cubs             23 P   
        Bill Cox                L/? 5-11 185    11/21/1935      Cubs              8     
        Gene Curtiss            L/R 6-02 178    00/00/1936      Cubs              2 P   
        Jack Derousse           R/? 5-10 175    00/00/1931      Cubs             97 OF  
        Dave Gerard             R/R 6-02 205    08/06/1936      Cubs             35 P   MLB
        Virgil Givens           R/? 5-11 170    00/00/0000      Cubs             90 2B-SS       
        Don Harris              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cubs             18 SS  
        Joe Haskett             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cubs             30 C   
        Bob Heller              L/? 5-11 175    00/00/1931      Cubs              3     
        Lawrence Henderson      ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cubs              3     
        Bill Hopkins            R/R 6-02 185    00/00/1935      Cubs             15 P   
        Bill Hyde               ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cubs             21 OF  
        Gene Lippold            L/R 6-01 210    00/00/1934      Cubs             27 P   
        Dennis Loudenback       R/R 6-00 170    07/10/1936      Cubs             77 SS  
        Don Luttrell            L/? 6-00 170    00/00/1936      Cubs            101 1B-P        
        Dan Merriam             R/? 6-01 190    00/00/1932      Cubs             25 C   
        Jim Murphy              R/R 6-03 190    00/00/1937      Cubs             13 P   
        Tom Paddock             R/R 5-09 185    00/00/1933      Cubs            122 OF  
        Kenny Payne             L/? 5-09 165    00/00/1926      Cubs            115 OF  
        Gene Pipkorn            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cubs              3 P   
        Jim Powers              R/L 6-01 185    00/00/1935      Cubs             19 P   
        Dan Priest              L/? 6-00 200    00/00/1932      Cubs             23 C   
        Adrian Roof             L/L 6-05 205    00/00/1936      Cubs              8 P   
        Ed Rouse                R/? 5-10 165    00/00/1929      Cubs            120 3B  
        Britten Sanders         ?/? 0-00 000    12/10/1933      Cubs              3 P   
        Bob Sisk                R/R 6-00 175    00/00/1931      Cubs             31 2B  
        Harold Sumner           R/R 6-02 175    12/10/1932      Cubs              4 P   
        Harry Taylor            R/R 6-00 185    12/02/1935      Cubs             14 P   MLB
        John Zafarana           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cubs             10 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 1956.
  • The Baseball Blue Book for 1955.
  • Programs and scorecard inserts in my collection.


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