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1954 Cedar Rapids Indians 1954 Cedar Rapids Indians

1954 Cedar Rapids Indians of the Three I League Class B, an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs a 63-72 w/l record

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1954 Cedar Rapids Indians of the Illinois, Indiana and Iowa League

There was a mix of veterans and rookies on the roster enjoined by Cedar Rapids manager Bill Prince. Some of the players were highly touted professional players and were required to make adjustments if they wanted to play.

1954 Cedar Rapids Batting Average Leaders 150 at bats or more

Art Pennington .345, John Olczak .314, Don Lauters .286, William Beery .275, John Kreuter .268, Earl Birnel .266, Ray Bellino .242

Batting Averages less than 150  at bats, non-pitchers

Charles Teague .360 and Emil Borgini .190 and Bernard Kozub .189

1954 Pitching by Wins

Darrell Rothrock 12-9, Luther Burns 9-11, Edmund Funai 8-5,

Ray Coombs 6-7 Larry Hinchman 6-3,  Dick Drott 5-7

Leonard McClure 5-2, Bill Dickey 4-10, Bob Anderson 3-1

Paul Schneiders 2-3, Dwight Stoddard 1-2, Clarence Mitchell 1-7

Nick Alivojvodic 1-0, Herbert Dorsey 0-0, Lewis Gisinger 0-2

Denis Jent 0-1, Eugene Nelson 0-2, Elvin Stabelfeld 0-0,

Emil Stoyakovich 0-0, Elmer Tessin 0-0

Note: Dick Drott and Bob Anderson pitched in the majors

Position Ranked by Games Played

Catchers, Emil Borgini, William Bower, Perry Hough

First Baseman John Kreuter

Second Baseman, Earl Birnel and Charles Teague

Third Baseman Earl Birnel, Bernard Kozub and Don Lauters

Shortstop Ray Bellino


William Beery, Art Pennington, Don Lauters, John Olczak and Elmer Westfall

Baseball Historian Minor League Players  Page 320

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