Ken Polivka

Kenneth Lyle Polivka "Soup"
Born: January 21, 1921
Chicago, IL US
Deceased: 1988
Aurora, IL US
Primary Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175
Career: 1940-1955
Major League Statistics

Ken Polivka compiled a career record of 139 wins and 104 losses and a 3.38 ERA in his 399-game pitching career with the Ogden Reds, Columbia Reds, Birmingham Barons, Syracuse Chiefs, Memphis Chicks, Denver Bears, Tulsa Oilers, Charleston Senators, Knoxville Smokies and Moultrie Reds. He began playing during the 1940 season and last took the field during the 1955 campaign.


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Pitching:

Year Level Lg Team W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
1940CPIONOgden Reds1114.4404.4636230.0208142114170
1941CPIONOgden Reds1311.5422.8832216.01849969110
1942A1SOUABirmingham Barons01.0005.85620.021131314
1942BSALL2Columbia Reds95.6431.9318126.082412765
1946AAAILSyracuse Chiefs66.5004.263472093.09960444154013
1947AASOUAMemphis Chicks13.2503.76955.068342318
1947ASALL2Columbia Reds35.3753.001057.051241925
1948AWL3Denver Bears149.6094.2732179.01811078594
1948AATLTulsa Oilers01.0000.0015.0104
1949AATLTulsa Oilers74.6365.8234999.0120766440
1950AATLTulsa Oilers27.2222.973410103.0103433435
1951ACENL5Charleston Senators107.5882.7419148.01446445440
1951ASALL2Columbia Reds65.5453.0316995.097403236
1951AATLTulsa Oilers000.0011.0
1952ASALL2Columbia Reds139.5912.753328213.01878265885
1953ASALL2Columbia Reds177.7083.363026222.020296831685
1954ASALL2Columbia Reds12.33340.0
1954BTRIS5Knoxville Smokies114.7333.072015129.01305644455
1955DGAFLMoultrie Reds154.7892.5330870131.71125737440106404
Totals139104.5723.3839911209002122.7199910347983695701604170

Batting:

Year Level Lg Team GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB DP HBP SH SF IBB
1940CPIONOgden Reds43929228500.304.304.359.66333
1941CPIONOgden Reds5210510531150.295.295.400.69542
1942A1SOUABirmingham Barons6883.375.375.375.7503
1942BSALL2Columbia Reds29777719430.247.247.377.62329
1946AAAILSyracuse Chiefs3430231300020063.130.310.130.4413001
1947ASALL2Columbia Reds1023237000.304.304.304.6097
1948AWL3Denver Bears41777722410.286.286.364.64928
1949AATLTulsa Oilers3935359110.257.257.343.60012
1950AATLTulsa Oilers3430306000.200.200.200.4006
1951ASALL2Columbia Reds22363612300.333.333.417.75015
1951ACENL5Charleston Senators21505010010.200.200.240.44012
1952ASALL2Columbia Reds36737316100.219.219.233.45217
1953ASALL2Columbia Reds36828224400.293.293.341.63428
1954BTRIS5Knoxville Smokies34616123520.377.377.525.90232
1954ASALL2Columbia Reds1013136100.462.462.5381.0007
1955DGAFLMoultrie Reds3357503133005045.260.304.320.62416012
Totals480849835423232130700108.278.286.347.63329000220


Fielding:

Year Level Lg Team Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G
1940CPIONOgden RedsP36.000
1941CPIONOgden RedsP32.000
1942A1SOUABirmingham BaronsP6.000
1942BSALL2Columbia RedsP18.000
1946AAAILSyracuse ChiefsP3471850.833.735
1947ASALL2Columbia RedsP10.000
1948AWL3Denver BearsP32.000
1949AATLTulsa OilersP34.000
1950AATLTulsa OilersP34.000
1951ACENL5Charleston SenatorsP19.000
1951ASALL2Columbia RedsP16.000
1952ASALL2Columbia RedsP33.000
1953ASALL2Columbia RedsP30.000
1954BTRIS5Knoxville SmokiesP20.000
1955DGAFLMoultrie RedsP3051922.923.800
Totals384123772.875.128

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