1963 Shelby Colonels Statistics

Western Carolinas League (WCL) - Class: A
Team Record: 48-74
8th in the WCL
Manager: Billy Shantz (48-74)
Affiliation: New York Yankees
Location: Shelby, North Carolina
Ballpark: City Park
Attendance: 34,324, Avg. 563
1963 Shelby Colonels Roster

The Shelby Colonels of the Western Carolinas League ended the 1963 season with a record of 48 wins and 74 losses, eighth in the WCL.

The Colonels plated 546 runs, worst in the league, and allowed 672 runs. Steve Whitaker paced Shelby with 11 home runs Mike Ferraro drove in 64 runs and topped all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .248. Robert Connelly and Charles Payne led the team with 6 wins each, while Robert Connelly registered a 3.4 earned run average, tops among qualifying pitchers.

Players from the 1963 Shelby Colonels who spent time in the Majors during their careers included George Culver, Mike Ferraro, Dave McDonald, Dale Roberts and Steve Whitaker.

Billy Shantz 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
Charles Payne64.6004.9414142071.069533925506512010
Robert Connelly65.5453.40171681106.0945440551497105
Gary Wallman44.5003.661092059.0653624721038201
James Smith45.4442.571585077.0643322329271206
Greggory Wilde46.4006.0822111071.069714851051947123
George Culver33.5001.71974258.0251611221094215
Dennis Rutter35.3755.7511103161.0554539532157304
Louis Romanucci21.6673.68430022.02299113125502
John Mills22.5004.05811020.02515917014003
Derek McGillivray22.5005.19441026.026161518027401
John Bayne22.5006.082600040.0433727640530305
Thom Freeman25.2863.321082065.0513224316058704
Gene Usrey25.2865.052031057.06038325280661011
David Nunnenkamp25.2866.28872053.0624237617058007
David Kuhl27.2224.002592081.08353364340845011
Ian Dixon12.3334.391321041.0422720117034305
James Dietz13.2504.651130031.0292016221134001
Reginald Main003.00700012.0844010011002
Fred Pollier007.0070009.014970602202
Thomas Chapman007.36700011.01013921318201
Thomas Burrell01.0001.8022005.05310203000
Dale Roberts02.0006.55200011.02011814012000
Tommy Fleming05.0009.331060027.02935281410304012
Totals4874.3934.48262123035401014.0970672505635911610126521210

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
Mike Ferraro122481447591111610864432757.248.289.383.672171106
Stephen Schaub10239435459801510850333772.226.297.393.690139003
James Townsend11141337842781366411042683.206.261.320.581121333
Neil MacClellan922992703866911041512644.244.309.396.705107012
Simeon Blahut59214203326413543210922.315.347.488.83599110
John Lynch73281252315981021362131.234.301.274.57569350
Ron Boyer94314282315193129402875.181.255.245.49969103
Steve Whitaker45160150294476112920629.293.331.640.97196301
James Palma5118216928439011821819.254.298.325.62455311
Richard Kayla4315914824364122371915.243.283.324.60748002
Bruce Camilli53171154183590212301423.227.298.325.62350201
Cecil Shamberger41156142303362061321135.232.301.303.60443300
Willie Mobley45150140223232210131727.229.280.321.60145300
Eddy Singleton39158145202970118111319.200.266.269.53539000
Thomas Booker23908417235101320411.274.311.357.66830101
Charles Payne203633101310030014.394.429.424.85314110
Larry Hawk339281913102410922.160.261.247.50820200
Ronald Forte8373171020021058.323.432.387.82012100
Robert Connelly17434028000100211.200.256.200.4568100
George Culver923231601031003.261.261.348.6098000
James Smith1526233500020015.217.250.217.4675020
Mark Sheperd21595245100331516.096.203.115.3196200
Ian Dixon1411103400130004.400.400.7001.1007010
Thom Freeman1023232400011005.174.174.174.3484000
John Bayne2711101300110013.300.364.600.9646000
David Nunnenkamp1017132300000034.231.375.231.6063010
Gary Wallman1020170300020024.176.263.176.4403010
Greggory Wilde22252223000100312.136.240.136.3763000
David Kuhl25262403000100011.125.160.125.2853110
Thomas Chapman72202100000001.0001.0001.5002.5003000
James Dietz1114131210000004.154.154.231.3853010
Gene Usrey2016150200000013.133.188.133.3212000
Dennis Rutter1123220200010007.091.091.091.1822010
Derek McGillivray41071110000011.143.333.286.6192110
Tommy Fleming1011110100000006.091.091.091.1821000
Kenneth Barbieri11383521000100315.029.105.029.1341000
Thomas Burrell2110000000001.000.000.000.0000000
Reginald Main7432000000012.000.250.000.2500000
Louis Romanucci41080000000002.000.000.000.0000020
Dale Roberts2330000000003.000.000.000.0000000
John Mills9990000000003.000.000.000.0000000
Totals13324212384953287814149604368024284721.228.285.337.622129703323230


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
James Townsend1B107440201747.9644.299
Bruce Camilli1B1232433.9233.000
John Lynch2B7289841523.9202.403
Eddy Singleton2B3340381614.8302.364
Ron Boyer3B8937972511.8431.506
Mike Ferraro3B1871731.8891.333
Richard Kayla3B123441.636.583
Neil MacClellanC7731623141.9604.40323
Larry HawkC2594330.9703.88011
Stephen SchaubOF9984671.928.909
Simeon BlahutOF4530150.861.689
Steve WhitakerOF4462681.8951.545
Willie MobleyOF3838340.9111.079
James PalmaOF3633320.9471.000
Cecil ShambergerOF3433170.8291.000
Bruce CamilliOF3119230.875.677
Thomas BookerOF2122321.9261.190
Mark SheperdOF1711120.857.706
Kenneth BarbieriOF1115010.9381.364
John BayneP260810.889.308
David KuhlP251440.556.200
Greggory WildeP220750.583.318
Gene UsreyP201450.500.250
Robert ConnellyP172440.600.353
James SmithP153431.700.467
Charles PayneP1421001.000.214
Ian DixonP130210.667.154
Dennis RutterP110510.833.455
James DietzP111510.857.545
Gary WallmanP1014001.000.500
Thom FreemanP100510.833.500
Tommy FlemingP1015001.000.600
George CulverP9.000
David NunnenkampP8.000
John MillsP8.000
Fred PollierP7.000
Reginald MainP7.000
Thomas ChapmanP7.000
Louis RomanucciP4.000
Derek McGillivrayP4.000
Dale RobertsP2.000
Thomas BurrellP2.000
Mike FerraroSS101881174329.8272.030
Richard KaylaSS231828107.8212.000
Totals12071523519220141.9031.6923400

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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