SABR Minor League Statistics Project approaches 1,600 completed league-seasons

The SABR Minor League Statistics Project has added dozens of new league-seasons to its compilation of data in electronic format. The count now tops 1,583 league-seasons and continues growing.

In the compilation of the most recent league-seasons, the following members should be thanks for their contributions: Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Jonathan Frankel, Mike Hothan, Bob Kistler, Tom O’Toole, Juan Rivera, and Jim Sarrantonio.

Much of this data already appears on, while there remains much more to be developed and integrated.

Among the most recently completed leagues are:

  • 1958 Midwest League, by Jonathan Frankel
    Lou Johnson of Paris led the league in hitting with a .365 average and runs scored with 103. Johnson played eight years in the Majors, primarily with the Dodgers. Fred Whitfield of Keokuk led in RBI with 118. Whitfield played nine years in the Majors, primarily with the Indians. Juan Marichal of Michigan City led pitchers with a 21-8 record and a 1.87 ERA. Marichal had a Hall of Fame 16-year career, primarily with the Giants.
  • 1957 Midwest League, by Jim Sarrantonio
    Tommy Davis of Kokomo led the batters with a .357 average. He also led in hits with 185 and runs scored with 115. Davis had a long, successful career with the Dodgers and several other Major League teams. Donald Gordon of Dubuque led in RBI with 116 andhomers  with 22. Emerson Unzicker of Kokomo led the pitchers with a 20-11 record.
  • 1951 Alabama-Florida League, by Art Cantu
    Charles Quimby of Tallahassee led the hitters with a .404 average. Al Rivenbark of Hesdland led in runs scored with 136 and hits with 175. Headland’s Tommy Stone (23-9) and teammate Jack “Harry” Clifton (22-6, 245 SO) led the pitchers.
  • 1950 Big State League, by Jim Sarrantonio
    Frank Carswell of Texarkana led batters with a .400 average. Carswell played briefly with the Tigers in the Majors. Milan “Moose” Vucelich, also of Texarkana, led in RBI with 144. John Powers of Waco led in homers with 39. William “Junior” Bunch of Temple and Joe Budny of Texarkana led the pitchers. Bunch had a record of 19-8 and Budny had a record of 17-3. Carmen Ferullo of Wichita Falls had a league-leading 2.89 ERA.
  • 1946 Canadian-American League, by Cliff Blau
    Stanley “Frenchy” Bordagaray of Trois-Riveres led hitters with a .363 average. He played in the Majors for 11 seasons primarily with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Al Rosen of Pittsfield led in homers (15), RBI (86), and maintained a .323 average. Rosen played 10 seasons with the Cleveland Indians. Stewart Mackie of Trois-Rivieres had a 18-9 record and Louis Palmisiano of Pittsfield led with a 2.67 ERA.
  • 1939 American Association, by Art Cantu
    Gil English of St. Paul led the league with a .343 average. Vince DiMaggio of Kansas City led in RBI with 136 and homers with 46; he also led in strikeouts with 123.  Herb Hash of Minneapolis led the pitchers with a 22-6 record and 250 innings pitched. Marv Breuer of Kansas City led with a 2.28 ERA. Hash spent two years with the Boston Red Sox and Breuer had five years with the Yankees.
  • 1939 International League, by Art Cantu
    John Dickshot of Jersey City led the league in batting with a .355 average. He played in the Majors for several years with the Pirates, Giants, and White Sox. Ollie Carnegie of Buffalo led the league in RBI with 112 and homers with 29. Silas Johnson of Rochester and Roy Joiner of Jersey City were the leading pitchers. Johnson had a record of 22-12, and Joiner had a record of 21-8 and a 2.53 ERA. Both played in the Majors, Johnson with Reds, Cardinals, Phillies, and Braves; and Joiner with the Cubs and Giants.
  • 1928 Texas League, by Bob Kistler
    George Blackerby of Waco led the batters with a .368 average. Tom Jenkins led in runs scored (121), RBI (122), and homers (27); he also hit .348. Blackerby played in the Majors for one year with the White Sox. Jenkins was in the Majors for six years, primarily with the Red Sox and Browns. Houston’s Jim Lindsey, who spent nine years in the Majors, and teammate Bill Hallahan, a future St. Louis Cardinals star, led the pitchers. Lindsey was 25-10, and Hallahan was 23-12 with a league-leading 2.25 ERA and 244 strikeouts.
  • 1928 Western League, by Mike Hothan
    Joe Munson of Tulsa led the league in batting with a .385 average and tied with Jim Stroner of Wichita in runs scored with 171. Stroner led in hits (255) and home runs (42); he also had a .367 average. Oklahoma City’s Harold Bornholdt (24-11, 154 strikeouts, 160 walks) and Tulsa’s Chad Kimsey (23-7) led the pitchers. Kimsey played six years in the Majors with the Browns, White Sox and Tigers.
  • 1928 South Atlantic League, by Mike Hothan
    Oscar “Whitey” Felber of Knoxville led the league in batting with a .366 average. Cecil “Stormy” Davis of Augusta led in RBI with 125 and Clarence “Tillie” Walker of Greenville led in homers with 33. Walker played 13 years in the Majors with the Philadelphia Athletics and other teams. Norcum Rausch of Macon led pitchers with a 26-10 record and tied with Leroy Mahaffey of Columbia with 147 strikeouts. Joe Heving of Asheville led with a 2.46 ERA. Heving played 13 years in the Majors with the Red Sox, Indians, and other teams.
  • 1906 Tri-State League, by Cliff Blau
    Walter Hartley of Lancaster led batters with a .307 average. Hartley played one game in the outfield for the New York Giants. Bob Unglaub of Williamsport led in homers with 14. He played six years in the Majors, primarily with the Red Sox. Stony McGlynn of York led pitchers with 206 strikeouts and 412 innings pitched. He had an overall record of 36-10. McGlynn played three years in the Majors with the Cardinals.

There is room for other SABR members to participate in the SABR Minor League Statistics Project, and we encourage your inquiries. For more information, contact Frank Hamilton at

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Originally published: June 24, 2014. Last Updated: June 24, 2014.