1940 Topeka Owls Roster

Western League (WL) - Class: D
Team Record: 73-60
3rd in the WL
Manager: William Wilson (0-0), Peter Monahan (0-0)
Affiliation: St. Louis Browns
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Attendance: 95,000, Avg. 1,429
1940 Topeka Owls Statistics

Playoffs - St. Joseph Saints 3 games, Topeka Owls 1

The Topeka Owls of the Western League ended the 1940 season with a record of 73 wins and 60 losses third in the WL. William Wilson and Peter Monahan served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Jim ActonRMarch 28, 19186'2"180Springfield, MO US
Dean BallamJune 6, 1915Chilliwack, BC CA
George BeckRRSeptember 10, 19206'2"185Eureka, CA US
Gerald BernsteinRR6'1"170
Charles BondRR5'11"170
Donald Brammer
Olan DabbsR5'10"170
Jack DevincenziLRMarch 5, 19176'0"175San Jose, CA US
Adam FleckensteinR6'3"192
Bill GoffLR6'3"190
John GotterLL6'1"175
Robert HopeLR6'1"157
Jasper
Winlow JohnsonRR5'11"170
Bill KarlowskiSL6'4"183
Fred LaniferoRMay 23, 19195'7"180Providence, RI US
Eddie LodigianiOctober 7, 1920
Joe MalmanRRJune 11, 19176'1"160Providence, RI US
Jack McClureRRApril 7, 19186'3"210Modesto, CA US
Norman MerrillLR5'10"
Peter MonahanLFebruary 20, 19025'11"170Cincinnati, OH US
John MunchelLL6'2"178
John NovoselRApril 6, 19185'11"190
Manny PerezRRDecember 6, 19166'1"172El Paso, TX US
Jack Porter
Ervin Reid
Joe RichardsonRMarch 6, 19215'8"170Lewisburg, KY US
Bill RigneyRRJanuary 29, 19186'1"178Alameda, CA US
Mel SkelleyRDecember 2, 19205'10"165Atchison, KS US
William StaerkelRR6'0"200
Frank TincupLRJune 30, 19195'11"200
Douglas WhiteR5'8"158
Leonard WhiteR6'0"160
Jim Wilkins
Lawrence WilliamsRR6'2"200
William WilsonS6'1"204

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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