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1955 Kansas City A's  (1954)  (1956)
68-86, 6th in American League
Scored 717 runs, Allowed 837 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 65-89
Defensive Efficiency Rating: .692
Park Factor: Batting - 109 / Pitching - 110 (over 100 favors batters)
Pyth2 W-L: 63-91   (What is this?)

Actual W-L record in MLB: 63-91
Manager(s): Drew Kennedy

Team Batting (ordered by runs created)    Glossary        Team Schedule and Splits            Photos
 Pos Player               Ag   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   RC  RC/27  Defense  Diff
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
 1B  Vic Power            27  154  647  103  207  36  10  23  125   0   0   43   41  .320  .359  .513  110   6.3  1e12       13  
 3B  Willie Jones         29  151  558   90  162  31   6  20   59   5   1   95   43  .290  .397  .475  107   7.0  2e20      118  
 OF *Elmer Valo           34  111  316   62  117  22   9   3   44   2   0   52   18  .370  .454  .525   79  10.4  3(+1)e5    36  
 2B  Hector Lopez         25  138  528   81  160  25   5  13   48   1   1   38   65  .303  .353  .443   78   5.5  4e27       37  
 OF *Gene Woodling        32   97  313   53   88  17   0  13   52   2   1   32   25  .281  .348  .460   49   5.6  3(+1)e2    71  
 SS  Joe DeMaestri        26  146  487   43  119  19   1   6   45   1   1   25   49  .244  .282  .324   43   3.0  2e30       -1  
 OF  Bill Wilson          26   99  287   35   62  19   1  19   48   0   0   41   63  .216  .313  .488   40   4.5  4(+1)e14   81  
 C   Joe Astroth          32  113  294   30   70  10   1   9   41   0   0   43   46  .238  .341  .371   37   4.3  4(0)e3     11  
 OF *Glen Gorbous         24  109  263   31   68  16   1   6   38   0   0   21   22  .259  .312  .395   31   4.2  3(-3)e10   46  
 OF  Ralph Kiner          32   98  250   42   51  10   0  10   35   0   0   48   38  .204  .330  .364   31   4.1  5(+1)e5  -124  
 C  *Hal Naragon          26   72  138   19   51   9   1   1   18   0   0   19    3  .370  .443  .471   29   8.8  3(0)e4     71  
 2B  Jim Finigan          26   82  152   24   44   4   2   2   19   0   0   19   16  .289  .368  .382   22   5.3  4e23       31  
 OF *Jim Rivera           32   40  159   20   42   5   0   4   17   0   0   17   18  .264  .333  .371   20   4.6  2(-3)e7   -48  
 C   Billy Shantz         27   79  209   11   55   7   1   1   20   0   0    8   11  .263  .288  .321   16   2.8  4(-1)e3    16  
 SS  Sam Dente            33   70  118    6   31   4   1   0   16   0   0    9   11  .263  .310  .314   12   3.6  3e19       -2  
 OF  Pete Whisenant       25   62  183   13   36   7   1   1   14   0   0   11   57  .197  .240  .262   11   2.0  3(-2)e14  -25  
 3B  Eddie Joost          39   38   97   11   13   4   0   3    4   0   0    8   18  .134  .229  .268    6   1.9  4e37     -138  
 2B  Pete Suder           39   54   51    6   12   1   2   0    3   0   0    3    5  .235  .278  .333    4   2.8  4e8        98  
 OF  Sam Mele             32   32   69    3   12   2   0   2    7   0   0    4   17  .174  .230  .290    4   2.0  3(0)e14    10  
 PH *Dick Kryhoski        30    8    6    3    2   1   1   0    1   0   0    2    1  .333  .500  .833    2  18.6            776  
 OF  Jim Lemon            27   14   28    5    5   3   0   0    4   0   0    3    3  .179  .250  .286    2   2.6  4(0)e25  -150  
 SS *Jerry Schypinski     23   10   12    1    4   1   0   0    2   0   0    0    0  .333  .333  .417    1   5.6  4e60      275  
 OF *Stu Locklin          26   12   29    3    6   1   0   0    2   0   0    1    3  .207  .233  .241    1   1.6  3(0)e16   -33  
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
             Average age: 28                                                                           748                   26

     * - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, otherwise bats right-handed

Team Pitching   Glossary

     Player               Ag  W   L   Pct   G   GS  CG  GF  SV  BS SHO   IP     H    R   ER   HR  BB   SO   ERA   RC  RC/27  OPS
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
  P  Johnny Klippstein    27  14   7  .667  58  14   1  30   6   7   0  152.0  141   83   74  12   79   68  4.38   72   4.2   -5  
  P  Ned Garver           29  13  12  .520  41  36   7   2   1   0   2  254.0  291  137  117  25   80   96  4.15  146   5.1    2  
  P  Tom Gorman           30   7   4  .636  64   0   0  34   9   3   0  119.2  105   49   39  12   45   51  2.93   51   3.8  -21  
  P  Art Ditmar           26   7  11  .389  38  29   2   3   2   1   0  193.0  221  116  109  23   75   87  5.08  125   5.8   -7  
  P  Camilo Pascual       21   6  16  .273  46  25   1   6   0   0   1  152.0  194  122   98  11   84  101  5.80  110   6.5  -12  
  P *Jackie Collum        28   5  13  .278  37  16   3   7   1   1   0  146.2  158   84   72  21   43   55  4.42   81   5.0   16  
  P  Bill Harrington      27   4   4  .500  45   1   0  19   2   0   0   81.1   85   54   44   7   48   24  4.87   53   5.9   60  
  P  Vic Raschi           36   4   9  .308  22  19   1   1   0   0   0  113.1  137   69   56   9   48   35  4.45   76   6.2  -42  
  P  Johnny Sain          37   3   2  .600  33   4   1   9   0   2   0   65.1   72   34   29   9   18   18  3.99   37   5.1 -150  
  P  Marion Fricano       31   2   0 1.000  12   0   0   5   1   0   0   20.1   22   14   12   4   11    5  5.31   13   5.6   63  
  P  Hal Brown            30   2   6  .250  31   5   0  15   2   1   0   67.0   80   42   41   7   32   35  5.51   42   5.7  118  
  P  Ben Flowers          28   1   0 1.000   6   2   0   3   1   0   0   20.2   13    4    2   0    1   10  0.87    2   1.0 -216  
  P  Cloyd Boyer          27   0   2  .000   7   3   0   4   0   0   0   15.2   34   29   29   9   18    7 16.66   40  23.9  478  
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
             Average age: 28                                                                                      853          1

     * - throws left-handed, otherwise throws right-handed


Team Fielding   (completed seasons only)
 An asterisk after a player's name means his fielding stats are for multiple teams.

 Catchers              Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP  OSB OCS
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---
 Joe Astroth           688  77  89  350   30   3   6  .992  20  12
 Billy Shantz          467  53  68  240   19   4   1  .985   9   5
 Hal Naragon           242  24  39  116    9   5   0  .962   4   3
 Dick Kryhoski           3   0   1    1    0   0   0 1.000   0   0
 Jerry Schypinski        1   0   1    0    0   0   0  .000   0   0
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---

First Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Vic Power 1401 154 154 1506 228 11 157 .994 11.14 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Second Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Hector Lopez 1015 128 128 331 327 28 78 .959 5.84 Jim Finigan 229 25 34 77 81 3 29 .981 6.21 Pete Suder 155 1 51 42 49 0 17 1.000 5.27 Sam Dente 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Third Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Willie Jones 1213 129 140 103 315 17 22 .961 3.10 Eddie Joost 168 24 26 16 36 7 3 .881 2.79 Hector Lopez 10 1 2 1 2 0 0 1.000 2.79 Jim Finigan 8 0 3 0 5 0 1 1.000 5.62 Sam Dente 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Shortstop Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Joe DeMaestri 1187 138 144 269 504 18 103 .977 5.86 Sam Dente 202 16 42 40 77 1 17 .992 5.20 Jerry Schypinski 10 0 3 3 7 2 2 .833 9.00 Eddie Joost 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

 Left Field            Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP    RF
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----
 Elmer Valo            362  38  44   80    2   1   1  .988  2.04
 Pete Whisenant        288  34  37   61    5   4   1  .943  2.06
 Ralph Kiner           282  39  43   57    4   0   0 1.000  1.94
 Glen Gorbous          223  17  39   41    2   2   0  .956  1.74
 Sam Mele              148  16  22   30    2   2   0  .941  1.94
 Bill Wilson            47   4   8   12    1   1   1  .929  2.51
 Jim Lemon              44   5   5   15    1   0   0 1.000  3.25
 Pete Suder              3   0   1    1    0   0   0 1.000  3.00
 Stu Locklin             2   1   1    1    0   1   0  .500  4.50
 Gene Woodling           1   0   1    0    0   0   0  .000  0.00
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Center Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Gene Woodling 675 69 82 188 7 3 0 .985 2.60 Bill Wilson 369 47 51 90 2 5 0 .948 2.24 Jim Rivera 344 38 38 91 7 5 0 .951 2.56 Glen Gorbous 7 0 4 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.29 Stu Locklin 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 6.00 Elmer Valo 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 Pete Whisenant 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Right Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Glen Gorbous 389 40 54 85 1 3 0 .966 1.99 Elmer Valo 306 32 41 58 2 0 2 1.000 1.76 Ralph Kiner 226 32 32 50 3 0 0 1.000 2.11 Bill Wilson 208 23 27 44 1 2 0 .957 1.95 Pete Whisenant 160 19 21 29 1 1 0 .968 1.69 Stu Locklin 56 5 8 13 0 0 0 1.000 2.09 Sam Mele 25 1 5 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.44 Gene Woodling 19 1 7 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.42 Jim Lemon 9 1 2 5 0 0 0 1.000 5.00 Jim Rivera 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

1955 Draft


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