1955 Birmingham Barons Roster

Southern Association (SA) - Class: AA
Team Record: 88-65
2nd in the SA
Manager: Phil Page (88-65)
Affiliation: New York Yankees
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Ballpark: Rickwood Field
Attendance: 201,570, Avg. 2,635
1955 Birmingham Barons Statistics

Playoffs - Birmingham Barons 4 games, Chattanooga Lookouts 2
Finals - Mobile Bears 4 games, Birmingham Barons 2

The Birmingham Barons of the Southern Association ended the 1955 season with a record of 88 wins and 65 losses, second in the SA.

The Barons paced the circuit with just 658 runs allowed. Birmingham scored 784 runs. Bob Martyn led all qualifying hitters on the roster by connecting at a .318 clip. John Wingo topped the team with 15 wins, while Jim Kite earned a 2.72 ERA, tops among regular hurlers.

Members of the 1955 Birmingham Barons who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Al Cicotte, Jim Coates, Grant Dunlap, John Gabler, Tom Hamilton, Jerry Lumpe, Fred Marolewski, Bob Martyn, Jack McMahan, Cal Neeman, Al Pilarcik, Ralph Terry and Moe Thacker.

Phil Page served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Ken BeardsleeRRDecember 7, 19306'1"165Woodville, MI US
Fred MarolewskiRROctober 6, 19286'2"205Chicago, IL US
Bob MartynLRAugust 15, 19306'0"176Weiser, ID US
Jack McMahanRLJuly 25, 19326'0"175Hot Springs, AR US
Bob MeisnerLRJanuary 26, 19356'1"175
Cal NeemanRRFebruary 18, 19296'1"192Valmeyer, IL US
James O'ReillyLLJuly 20, 19346'3"188St. Louis, MO US
Thomas PageRR6'0"185
Al PilarcikLLJuly 3, 19305'10"180Whiting, IN US
Jim PostLLFebruary 2, 19265'11"170
George PriggeR6'2"190
Jim RussellLLDecember 25, 19315'11"175Los Angeles, Ca US
Emil TellingerRRMarch 14, 19296'4"230
Ralph TerryRRJanuary 9, 19366'3"195Big Cabin, OK US
Moe ThackerRRMay 21, 19346'3"205Louisville, KY US
Jerry LumpeLRJune 2, 19336'2"185Lincoln, MO US
Jim KiteLLJuly 12, 19315'11"178
Dave BenedictLLMarch 1, 19306'3"200
Ralph BrownLLJune 1, 19216'0"170Lafayette, GA US
Leon CarterRRAugust 5, 19315'11"180
Al CicotteRRDecember 23, 19296'3"185Melvindale, MI US
Jim CoatesRRAugust 4, 19326'4"192Farnham, VA US
Herbert DavisLL6'3"215
Robert DeakinLRDecember 15, 19345'8"165
Jimmy DePaloRRAugust 12, 19326'2"195
Grant DunlapRRDecember 20, 19236'2"180Stockton, CA US
John GablerSROctober 2, 19306'2"165Kansas City, MO US
Guy GrassoRR6'2"195
Hal GroteRSeptember 25, 19306'3"205Cincinnati, OH US
Tom HamiltonLRSeptember 29, 19256'4"213Altoona, KS US
Gene HassellLRJune 15, 19285'8"155Rivermines, MO US
John WingoLRAugust 7, 19276'2"195Detroit, MI US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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