1976 Wichita Aeros Statistics

American Association (AA) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 56-79
Finished 4th in the AA's West Division
Manager: Doc Edwards (56-79)
Affiliation: Chicago Cubs
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Ballpark: Lawrence-Dumont Stadium
Attendance: 124,107, Avg. 1,839
1976 Wichita Aeros Roster

The Wichita Aeros of the American Association ended the 1976 season with a record of 56 wins and 79 losses, finishing fourth in the league's West Division.

The Aeros scored 545 runs and surrendered 663 runs, most in the circuit. Ron Dunn paced Wichita with 21 home runs, while Jim Tyrone and Jerry Tabb walloped 15 or more also. Jerry Tabb drove in 67 runs. Chris Ward led batters with significant playing time with a .307 average. Dennis Lamp, Geoff Zahn and Gerry Pirtle topped the team with 8 wins each, and Mike Krukow recorded a 3.31 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Players from the 1976 Wichita Aeros who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Mike Adams, Ken Crosby, Ron Dunn, Ken Frailing, Dave Geisel, Julio González, Gene Hiser, Jim Kremmel, Mike Krukow, Dennis Lamp, Donnie Moore, Gerry Pirtle, Willie Prall, Ed Putman, Buddy Schultz, Mike Sember, Rob Sperring, Bruce Sutter, Jerry Tabb, Jim Tyrone, Wayne Tyrone, Chris Ward, Milt Wilcox, Geoff Zahn and Oscar Zamora.

Doc Edwards 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
Gerry Pirtle87.5333.7150000980.0774133825464113
Geoff Zahn88.5004.272121510137.014281651661966208
Dennis Lamp814.3644.063025601153.0182946915521098607
Mike Krukow79.4383.312620620144.014261539472108616
Donnie Moore711.3894.742424920152.017096802561492116
Willie Prall510.3335.563315210115.013583711459363012
Ken Crosby34.4293.4336720597.09145371045695201
Bruce Sutter21.6671.507000112.093214116001
Ken Frailing23.4004.5010800152.0573026612125002
Oscar Zamora23.4007.3614000222.029221826320101
Dave Geisel24.3335.049831050.0503328725127200
Buddy Schultz11.5003.3813211132.0281512215122102
Jim Kremmel12.3336.5526100044.0573732627237303
Milt Wilcox90.0
Totals5677.4214.343081310348201090.0116964152612143947733254420

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
Julio González128523484591361253412762453.281.329.345.6741671131
Jim Tyrone1245144597212314120571774857.268.340.434.773199322
Chris Ward115464388621191521254426848.307.407.448.856174206
Jerry Tabb124453395601142111967315052.289.368.491.859194224
Ron Dunn10541438148941832148312871.247.299.475.774181122
Rob Sperring9433629834711331338403166.238.315.433.748129331
Michael Clancy94310268216170318013538.228.324.287.61177412
Douglas Stodgel86234210195791221311814.271.330.352.68374141
Bill Bright94249225255790836102136.253.317.400.71790102
Bill Droege74258227285691226712636.247.328.322.65073221
Mike Sember69245216265250116642658.241.325.278.60360120
Mike Adams361169217282239122315.304.448.467.91643100
Wayne Tyrone289984182472821001425.286.388.7021.09059010
Ed Putman124744212301600310.273.319.409.72818000
Mike Krukow265047110000400222.213.240.213.45310001
Dennis Lamp30524769000000317.191.240.191.4319020
Donnie Moore33585447100500014.130.127.148.2758031
Geoff Zahn2156475610020067.128.226.149.3757030
Ken Frailing1124190410010024.211.286.263.5495030
Gerry Pirtle5018142300000014.214.267.214.4813030
Buddy Schultz13980200010000.250.250.250.5002010
Willie Prall35332922101100210.069.129.207.3366020
Oscar Zamora14330110010001.333.333.6671.0002000
Ken Crosby3622152110010058.067.300.133.4332020
Dave Geisel1022171100000048.059.238.059.2971010
Bruce Sutter7220000000001.000.000.000.0000000
Jim Kremmel26411000000030.000.750.000.7500000
Totals1495461540745151050150211174747626443675.258.333.391.724159303242240


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
Jerry Tabb1B1151016461195.9909.235
Wayne Tyrone1B1380638.9666.615
Chris Ward1B1067113.9866.800
Rob Sperring1B9512001.0005.889
Ed Putman1B2171021.0009.000
Michael Clancy1B140001.0004.000
Julio González2B1002352933079.9465.280
Douglas Stodgel2B17243037.9473.176
Mike Adams2B13202523.9573.462
Rob Sperring2B10182713.9784.500
Tony Franklin2B367011.0004.333
Ron Dunn2B273011.0005.000
Ron Dunn3B102772201120.9642.912
Douglas Stodgel3B16122214.9712.125
Tony Franklin3B16162815.9782.750
Wayne Tyrone3B31320.6671.333
Jim Tyrone3B111011.0002.000
Rob Sperring3B10110.5001.000
Michael ClancyC935044575.9875.90314
Douglas StodgelC281131285.9404.4645
Ed PutmanC11628041.0006.3642
Jim TyroneOF1211911162.9711.669
Chris WardOF106164480.9551.585
Bill DroegeOF67104421.9821.612
Bill BrightOF6589782.9231.477
Mike AdamsOF1214030.8241.167
Wayne TyroneOF1119110.9521.818
Mike SemberOF1113010.9291.182
Rob SperringOF9141001.0001.667
Gerry PirtleP5051012.938.300
Ken CrosbyP36720001.000.750
Willie PrallP3331941.846.667
Dennis LampP3034152.8981.467
Mike KrukowP2662114.9641.038
Jim KremmelP261412.833.192
Donnie MooreP24122973.8541.708
Geoff ZahnP2182520.9431.571
Oscar ZamoraP1402001.000.143
Buddy SchultzP1325021.000.538
Ken FrailingP1018001.000.900
Milt WilcoxP9.000
Dave GeiselP916001.000.778
Bruce SutterP705001.000.714
Rob SperringSS64901861539.9484.312
Mike SemberSS51691432128.9104.157
Julio GonzálezSS304091811.9424.367
Ron DunnSS101001.0001.000
Totals142231871425176345.9633.2432100

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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