1955 Owensboro Oilers Roster

Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League (KITL) - Class: D
Team Record: 53-56
3rd in the KITL
Manager: Walter Lance (0-0), Ken Silvestri (0-0)
Affiliation: New York Yankees
Location: Owensboro, Kentucky
Ballpark: Miller Field
Attendance: 26,412, Avg. 485
1955 Owensboro Oilers Statistics

The Owensboro Oilers of the Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League ended the 1955 season with a record of 53 wins and 56 losses, third in the KITL.

The Oilers scored 583 runs and conceded 618 runs. Joseph Cintron paced all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .325. Arnold Briggs topped Owensboro with 15 wins, while David Palmer recorded a 3.28 ERA, best among pitchers with enough qualifying appearances.

Ken Silvestri played in Major League Baseball during his career, the only member of the Owensboro Oilers to do so.

Walter Lance and Ken Silvestri served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Pete AnthonyRRMay 10, 19366'0"185Astoria, NY US
Terry LaschenR5'11"165
Richard LessmannLL6'0"170
Edmund Lonergan
Bob LysenMarch 4, 1936193Evergreen Park, IL US
John Mancuso
Walter MessinaL5'9"160
Cecil MingeeR5'11"185
Alexander MurawskiRR6'3"185
Malvern MurphyRR5'11"175
Jerry NeilL6'0"170
David PalmerRR6'0"190
Hobart PowellL6'2"195
George RaimoRR6'0"155
Russell SerzenRR6'1"188
Ken SilvestriSRMay 3, 19166'1"200Chicago, IL US
Fred TaylorRRNovember 19, 19356'0"180
Walter LanceL5'10"180
Robert KoskiL6'0"187
James BirkoferRRMarch 10, 19366'2"205
Arnold BriggsRLAugust 18, 19366'1"195
Michael Bumb
Joseph CintronRRJuly 21, 19365'10"180
Frank DeChanoRR6'1"200
Dick DesrosiersR6'0"175
Charles ForbesR6'0"175
John GeorgeR5'9"155
Don GilbertL5'11"175
Arnold GodwinRR5'10"170
Pete HooverRLNovember 23, 19366'1"178Hartford, KY US
Jack HoyRRApril 7, 19346'3"185
Kenneth Huffman
Don JohnsJanuary 26, 1935
Bertram KeysR5'10"180
Richard KimballRR6'2"210
Anthony TegenkampRL6'2"185

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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