1950 Kansas City Blues Statistics

American Association (AA) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 54-99
Finished 8th in the AA
Manager: Joe Kuhel (54-99)
Affiliation: New York Yankees
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 147,320, Avg. 1,926
1950 Kansas City Blues Roster

The Kansas City Blues of the American Association ended the 1950 season with a record of 54 wins and 99 losses, finishing eighth in the AA.

The Blues plated 638 runs, worst in the circuit, and allowed 860 runs, most in the league. Hank Workman paced Kansas City with 23 home runs, while Fenton Mole walloped 20 or more, too. Hank Workman drove in 88 runs. Gene Valla led all regular batters by connecting at a .290 clip. Wally Hood and Lew Burdette topped the team with 7 wins each, and Dave Madison recorded a 4.5 ERA, leading regular hurlers.

Players from the 1950 Kansas City Blues who spent time in Major League Baseball during their careers included Duane Pillette, Herb Plews, Bob Porterfield, Al Pilarcik, Harry Schaeffer, Sid Schacht, Spec Shea, Jerry Snyder, Bill Renna, Culley Rikard, Archie Wilson, Bill Virdon, Hank Workman, Junior Wooten, Mickey Witek, Leo Thomas, Bob Cerv, Dain Clay, Lew Burdette, Fenton Mole, Johnny Mize, Billy Martin, Dave Madison, Bobby Kline, Roy Jarvis, Bob Keegan, Wally Hood, Paul Hinrichs, Pete Gebrian, Whitey Ford, Hank Foiles, Tom Gorman, Jim Gleeson and Bill Drescher.

Joe Kuhel 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
Lew Burdette77.5004.79271890139.015079745277432
Wally Hood716.3045.42322681161.0202119979664114
Whitey Ford63.6673.2212128295.08139344880255
Paul Hinrichs65.5455.534940096.011268595762433
Sid Schacht68.4293.38171782117.010254444662311
Spec Shea611.3536.28271940116.013296816558015
Dave Madison615.2864.50242471170.0184108857379202
Bob Keegan412.2505.81301961127.015290826162585
Tom Gorman35.3755.014531097.010167545566237
Art DelDuca101.0006.00409.0966145100
Bob Landeck14.2005.402330060.08043362424102
Bill Woop16.1438.1618243.045403924624013
Eugene Olson000.0022.0
John Fitzgerald000.0046.0
Harry Schaeffer000.0010.7
Wes Curtis000.0038.0
Hugh Radcliffe01.00018.00202.0444141000
Bob Porterfield02.0005.62308.0955023000
Duane Pillette04.0007.074128.0372622698010
Totals5499.3535.06327145054701284.714008447221064206752527390

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
Gene Valla1365695177315012314693934.290.346.331.6771711058
Jerry Snyder1455725266814928214893050.283.323.350.6731849115
Archie Wilson1445435186613527654681854.261.288.365.6531891225
Hank Workman13556449172131183238826144.267.357.456.813224784
Bob Cerv94358349491061013144913571.304.314.527.8411841004
Bill Drescher110349289317714153515324.266.382.374.756108616
Fenton Mole863212733871100155114440.260.365.462.826126313
Roy Jarvis80235195325213132423526.267.378.390.76876505
Joe Muffoletto9827523925517221903419.213.311.285.59668702
Joe Polich51157144538810122718.264.303.333.63648315
Malcolm Mick381411182436221152199.305.406.381.78745313
Billy Martin291271181533624102611.280.320.466.78655312
Jim Gleeson7216613525337263622926.244.378.459.83762402
Johnny Mize26108941828405180135.298.389.500.88947110
Leo Thomas3613211211284001921610.250.354.286.64032522
Dain Clay30123111162731192910.243.300.315.61535303
Clarence Wojtowicz31113988206021101111.204.284.327.61132504
Bill Renna27887961641170713.203.276.316.59225211
Bill Virdon1444413143003003.341.341.415.75617103
Mickey Witek1558526142014065.269.345.365.71019100
Wally Hood3258482130004048.271.327.271.59813106
Sid Schacht1847412822060418.195.267.341.60814002
Bob Keegan304237670002037.189.250.189.4397302
Dave Madison255951570002027.137.185.137.3227215
Al Pilarcik824246.250.250.250.5006
Hank Foiles152724361013036.250.333.417.75010000
George Prigge927276.222.222.222.4446
Lew Burdette29534056000401010.150.333.150.4836212
Spec Shea274136141000043.111.200.139.3395201
Junior Wooten411113.273.273.273.5453
Paul Hinrichs501715130001025.200.294.200.4943100
Whitey Ford123832230002048.094.194.094.2883002
Odie Strain410102.200.200.200.4002
Bob Landeck231613020001032.154.312.154.4662000
Tom Gorman462119020000019.105.150.105.2552101
Harry Schaeffer11111.0001.0001.0002.0001
John Fitzgerald4110000.000.000.000.0000
Bill Woop18107100000023.000.222.000.2220001
Ted Atkinson5990000.000.000.000.0000
Art DelDuca4110000.000.000.000.0000
Bobby Kline2110000.000.000.000.0000
Duane Pillette4880000.000.000.000.0000
Bob Porterfield3220000.000.000.000.0000
Wes Curtis3220000.000.000.000.0000
Totals17735569495961912881924291575570484569.260.329.370.6991837112279900


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
Fenton Mole1B5947935646.9888.712
Hank Workman1B44336331230.9698.386
Malcolm Mick1B3125119718.9758.710
Johnny Mize1B25205170231.0008.880
Joe Muffoletto2B641531641141.9664.953
Jerry Snyder2B4189105424.9804.732
Billy Martin2B296880827.9495.103
Gene Valla2B214960311.9735.190
Gene Valla3B77551131317.9282.182
Leo Thomas3B35435167.9402.686
Mickey Witek3B14102252.8652.286
Joe Polich3B1181940.8712.455
Bill DrescherC934283757.9895.0001
Roy JarvisC672983159.9854.9107
Hank FoilesC1234120.9462.9173
Archie WilsonOF1383251772.9802.478
Hank WorkmanOF901628102.9441.889
Bob CervOF89192932.9852.258
Jim GleesonOF3748260.8931.351
Dain ClayOF3081211.9882.767
Clarence WojtowiczOF28512001.0001.893
Bill RennaOF2328120.9351.261
Fenton MoleOF1833140.8951.889
Bill VirdonOF1113110.9331.273
Paul HinrichsP4981621.923.490
Tom GormanP45324031.000.600
Wally HoodP32153933.9471.688
Bob KeeganP30112320.9441.133
Spec SheaP2762922.9461.296
Lew BurdetteP2783232.9301.481
Dave MadisonP2473611.9771.792
Bob LandeckP2331710.952.870
Bill WoopP1837001.000.556
Sid SchachtP1741623.9091.176
Whitey FordP1251011.9381.250
Duane PilletteP4.000
John FitzgeraldP4.000
Art DelDucaP4.000
Bob PorterfieldP3.000
Wes CurtisP3.000
Hugh RadcliffeP2.000
Eugene OlsonP2.000
Harry SchaefferP1.000
Jerry SnyderSS961732653150.9344.562
Gene VallaSS395992319.9813.872
Joe PolichSS3547881018.9313.857
Totals158437911524186372.9663.3551100

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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