1971 Wichita Aeros Roster

American Association (AA) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 66-74
Finished 3rd in the AA's West Division
Manager: Ken Aspromonte (66-74)
Affiliation: Cleveland Indians
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Ballpark: Lawrence-Dumont Stadium
Attendance: 280,320, Avg. 4,005
1971 Wichita Aeros Statistics

The Wichita Aeros of the American Association ended the 1971 season with a record of 66 wins and 74 losses, finishing third in the league's West Division.

The Aeros plated 636 runs and yielded 706 runs. Mike Carruthers paced Wichita with 14 home runs and accounted for 71 RBI. Buddy Bell led hitters with significant playing time with a .289 average. Dick Tidrow and Rich Hand topped the team with 8 wins each, while Dick Tidrow recorded a 4.14 ERA, tops among qualifying pitchers.

Rick Austin, Frank Baker, Buddy Bell, Kurt Bevacqua, Gary Boyd, Jack Brohamer, Larry Burchart, Lou Camilli, Chris Chambliss, Jim Clark, Ed Farmer, Ted Ford, Pedro González, John Hairston, Rich Hand, Jack Heidemann, Phil Hennigan, Dennis Higgins, Steve Jones, Bob Kaiser, John Lowenstein, Chuck Machemehl, Rich Nye, Mike Paul, Cap Peterson, Jim Rittwage, Fred Stanley and Dick Tidrow were all players from the 1971 Wichita Aeros who played in the Majors during their careers.

Ken Aspromonte served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Butch AllenSRApril 24, 19475'10"190Toledo, OH US
Rick AustinRLOctober 27, 19466'4"190Seattle, WA US
Frank BakerLRJanuary 11, 19445'10"180Bartow, FL US
Buddy BellRRAugust 27, 19516'1"180Pittsburgh, PA US
Kurt BevacquaRRJanuary 23, 19476'0"180Miami Beach, FL US
Gary BoydRRAugust 22, 19466'4"200Pasadena, CA US
Jack BrohamerLRFebruary 26, 19505'10"165Maywood, CA US
Larry BurchartRRFebruary 8, 19466'3"205Tulsa, OK US
Lou CamilliSRSeptember 24, 19465'10"170El Paso, TX US
Mike CarruthersLROctober 19, 19466'3"220
Chris ChamblissLRDecember 26, 19486'1"195Dayton, OH US
Mel CivilRRNovember 2, 19465'10"174
Jim ClarkRRApril 30, 19476'1"190Kansas City, KS US
Mac CrossanRRApril 24, 19486'3"165Portland, OR US
Ed FarmerRROctober 18, 19496'5"200Evergreen Park, IL US
Ted FordRRFebruary 7, 19475'10"180Vineland, NJ US
Pedro GonzálezRRDecember 12, 19376'0"176San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris DO
John HairstonRRAugust 27, 19446'2"200Birmingham, AL US
Rich HandRRJuly 10, 19486'1"195Bellevue, WA US
Jack HeidemannRRJuly 11, 19496'0"175Brenham, TX US
Phil HenniganRRApril 10, 19465'11"185Jasper, TX US
Dennis HigginsRRAugust 4, 19396'3"180Jefferson City, MO US
Luis IsaacRRJune 19, 19465'11"195Rio Piedres, PR
Steve JonesLLApril 22, 19415'10"175Huntington Park, CA US
Bob KaiserSLApril 29, 19505'10"175Cincinnati, OH US
Kristopher KrebsRRMarch 8, 19476'0"170Jacksonville, FL US
John LowensteinLRJanuary 27, 19476'0"175Wolf Point, MT US
Chuck MachemehlRRApril 20, 19466'4"200Brenham, TX US
Ray MillerRRApril 30, 1945Takoma Park, MD US
Rich NyeLLAugust 4, 19446'4"185Oakland, CA US
Mike PaulLLApril 18, 19456'0"175Detroit, MI US
Cap PetersonRRAugust 15, 19426'2"195Tacoma, WA US
Jim RittwageRROctober 23, 19446'3"190Cleveland, OH US
Rich SeminoffRRJuly 12, 19466'0"190Los Angeles, CA US
Edward SouthardRRJanuary 1, 19475'10"180
Fred StanleyRRAugust 13, 19475'10"165Farnhamville, IA US
Gary StoneRRApril 25, 19445'11"180
Rich ThomsLLSeptember 7, 19436'0"180
Dick TidrowRRMay 14, 19476'4"210San Francisco, CA US
Bill TsoukalasLLAugust 24, 19476'1"175Renton, WA US
Larry WallinLRNovember 14, 19456'3"200
Ronald ZuberRRJuly 19, 19466'0"185Kansas City, MO 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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