1954 Houston Buffalos Statistics

Texas League (TL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 89-72
2nd in the TL
Manager: Dixie Walker (89-72)
Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Busch Stadium
Attendance: 310,531, Avg. 3,858
1954 Houston Buffalos Roster

Playoffs - Houston Buffalos 4 games, Oklahoma City Indians 1
Finals - Houston Buffalos 4 games, Fort Worth Cats 1

The Houston Buffalos of the Texas League ended the 1954 season with a record of 89 wins and 72 losses, second in the TL.

The Buffalos tallied 719 runs and gave up 719 runs. Ken Boyer paced Houston with 21 home runs, while Fred Marolewski walloped 20 or more also. Ken Boyer recorded 116 runs batted in and topped all regular batters by hitting .319. Willard Schmidt led the team with 18 wins, and Hugh Sooter recorded a 3.27 ERA, leading hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Willard Schmidt, Hal Smith, Dick Rand, Ken Boyer, Gordon Jones, Fred Marolewski, Bob Boyd, Eddie Phillips, Don Blasingame, Phil Clark, George Lerchen, Sonny Senerchia, Larry Miggins, Larry Jackson, Willard Brown, Bobby Tiefenauer, Mike Clark and Luis Arroyo were all players from the 1954 Houston Buffalos who played in the Majors during their careers.

Dixie Walker served as manager.


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Pitching:

Player W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Willard Schmidt185.7833.694329111234.0181108967136186307
Hugh Sooter1413.5193.273230173234.0213100851863103902
Hisel Patrick103.7693.77421971160.01447867169190703
Bobby Tiefenauer105.6674.1652000106.01015549113648100
Luis Arroyo83.7272.35141493115.07836301544130103
George Condrick810.4444.28361750166.01598579196976314
Jim Atchley76.5383.624210072.083352971931201
Richard Atkinson67.4623.72221440104.0103524365138504
Tony Stathos46.4004.0419125189.087554047350417
Gordon Jones23.4005.02971052.063312982247200
Dennis Reeder24.333100.0
Ron Kump0040.0
Larry Jackson01.00090.0
Jose Bracho02.00030.0
Jim Lewey02.00060.0
Phil Clark02.00030.0
Totals8972.5533.70346143059901332.012126355471116040799372310

Batting:

Player GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB DP HBP SH SF IBB
Ken Boyer1597146341162024272111629106382.319.378.506.8853211115
Howie Phillips1617556531002003133721387651.306.377.377.7532462177
Don Blasingame144674575114181251655334109144.315.409.440.849253242
Bob Boyd9439835859115222763372822.321.369.453.821162327
George Lerchen1134413675396244763926176.262.373.406.779149643
Fred Marolewski119427373539514218671074172.255.331.448.779167445
Dick Rand1033583044083176042335146.273.375.368.744112012
Emil Tellinger953723274875122645213741.229.309.333.642109233
Fred McAlister1023032694174131645002442.275.346.398.743107622
Hal Smith79286270277091539211329.259.295.356.65096111
Sonny Senerchia47176156244262524211122.269.331.429.76167441
Russ Rac43153134294181927101925.306.392.582.97478000
Larry Miggins39152133243350722001715.248.329.444.77359002
Vincent Moreci56164134222942116202730.216.346.299.64440021
Eddie Phillips321048413184129231811.214.359.357.71630110
Donald McLennan20494541420020124.311.347.356.70216101
Willard Schmidt4993851014400910218.165.180.212.39218042
Hisel Patrick426052513301600510.250.310.365.67619021
George Condrick365650410200000312.200.259.240.49912120
Paul Donovan186251610100501913.196.311.216.52711011
Hugh Sooter329382310100200621.122.182.134.31611050
Tony Stathos2435326910061024.281.324.312.63610010
Luis Arroyo1549432700040038.163.208.163.3717012
Bobby Tiefenauer52292504000400310.160.250.160.4104010
Dennis Reeder1013120310000011.250.308.333.6414000
Larry Jackson9662.333.333.333.6672
Pete Riggan3662.333.333.333.6672
Gordon Jones918182.111.111.111.2222
Richard Atkinson23363012000100217.067.125.067.1922040
Jose Bracho3221.500.500.5001.0001
Jim Lewey6441.250.250.250.5001
Jim Atchley4212101000000027.000.167.000.1670000
Phil Clark3110000.000.000.000.0000
Ron Kump4110000.000.000.000.0000
Totals17866102532680514582515010374211455617733.274.350.398.748211803477480


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
Bob Boyd1B8876551386.9969.273
Fred Marolewski1B7162545457.9949.437
Howie Phillips2B16146344223116.9755.621
Ken Boyer3B1561453333930.9253.064
Dick RandC9950946102.9825.6065
Hal SmithC7545143129.9766.5870
George LerchenCF112280361.9792.527
Eddie PhillipsCF24532001.0002.292
Paul DonovanCF1327211.9672.231
Vincent MoreciLF4055030.9481.375
Russ RacLF3857410.9841.605
Larry MigginsLF3451330.9471.588
Fred McAlisterLF3450320.9641.559
Sonny SenerchiaLF17191001.0001.176
Fred MarolewskiLF13251001.0002.000
Bobby TiefenauerP52527021.000.615
Willard SchmidtP43144310.9831.326
Hisel PatrickP42121623.933.667
Jim AtchleyP4241210.941.381
George CondrickP3693425.9561.194
Hugh SooterP32154825.9691.969
Richard AtkinsonP2271611.9581.045
Tony StathosP1911752.783.947
Luis ArroyoP14112011.000.929
Dennis ReederP1014001.000.500
Gordon JonesP9.000
Larry JacksonP9.000
Jim LeweyP6.000
Ron KumpP4.000
Phil ClarkP3.000
Jose BrachoP3.000
Emil TellingerRF7694370.9331.276
Sonny SenerchiaRF2230430.9191.545
Fred MarolewskiRF18283001.0001.722
Don BlasingameSS1402844144389.9424.986
Fred McAlisterSS223578720.9425.136
Totals159941151710181430.9703.643500

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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