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Player Roster

Players who played for teams in Michigan City, Indiana, during its tenure as a Midwest League city. This list includes all players and coaching staff members I can identify, and selected front office staff. There are almost certainly players missing from this list, as the available sources are known to be incomplete.

Players who played in Michigan City for more than one season are listed for each season.

115 different players are listed on this page (9 of whom played in the majors), as are 8 non-playing personnel; many are listed more than once.



My intention is to include everyone who wore an Michigan City uniform on an MWL diamond. While the information here is intended to be both complete and accurate, it's likely that there are omissions and the scale of the project guarantees errors; there's a lot of data here, from a variety of sources, all of which was originally in another format.



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A

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Paul AbrahamR/R5-1117500/00/1933Giants19561122B
Matty AlouL/L5-0916012/22/1938Giants1957124OFMLB
Charlie AlsopL/L6-0422000/00/1930Giants195633P
Charles AntoniR/R6-0221000/00/1937Giants195947P-OF
Tom ArrudaR/R5-1017008/16/1939Giants195841P

B

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Ray BalderasB/L0-0000004/28/1934Giants195614P
Tom BarndollarR/R6-0317500/00/1938Giants19581P
Bill BauernfeindR/R5-1017500/00/1932Giants195644P
Dale BeerbowerR/R6-0115500/00/1938Giants19599P
Ray BerntsenR/R0-0000000/00/1936Giants19563P
Dan BesonenR/R5-1117005/10/1939Giants19583P
Dan BesonenR/R5-1117005/10/1939Giants19591P
Fred Blychenton?/?0-0000000/00/0000Giants19596
Bobby BolinR/R6-0420001/29/1939Giants195728PMLB
Ken BraceyR/R6-0019506/11/1937Giants195737P
Ken BraceyR/R6-0019506/11/1937Giants195837P
Gordon BretzingL/R6-0117000/00/1936Giants195663OF
Bill BrownR/R6-0319000/00/1932Giants195630P

C

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Bill CaliR/?5-0815500/00/1936Giants19565
Gus CarlsonL/L0-0000000/00/0000Giants19563P
Ron CassidyR/?6-0017500/00/1936Giants19566
Ray CharlesR/?6-0121000/00/1935Giants195610
Art ColeR/?5-1117500/00/1939Giants195944OF
PJim ComanR/R6-0219000/00/1936Giants19568P
Ron CondronR/R6-0421000/00/1935Giants195769OF
Alberto CostaR/R5-0816000/00/1928Giants195698SS
Willard CouringtonL/R6-0317000/00/1938Giants195813P
Joe CraffeyR/?5-1118000/00/1938Giants195739C
Joe CraffeyR/?5-1118000/00/1938Giants195815C
John CrilloR/R6-0318000/00/1940Giants195940P
Al CruzR/R5-0816600/00/1936Giants19564
Ray CuestaR/R6-0118500/00/1940Giants19583P
Andres CuretR/?5-0916500/00/1935Giants19581173B

D

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Juan DavilaR/?0-0000000/00/0000Giants19569
Carlos DoreL/L5-0916000/00/1937Giants19563

E

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

F

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Bob FarleyL/L6-0220011/15/1937Giants19571251BMLB
Jim FlemingR/R5-1117000/00/1937Giants195610P
Leon FranklinL/L6-0016800/00/1936Giants195628OF
Leon FranklinL/L6-0016800/00/1936Giants195894OF-1B

G

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Angelo GalassoL/R5-0916005/28/1939Giants195891OF
Berry GangB/?5-1016500/00/1935Giants19575
Jim GibsonR/R6-0216800/00/1937Giants195928P
Al GiordanoR/R5-0818000/00/1931Giants195678UT
Dick GondekR/R5-1119500/00/1934Giants19563P
Joe GranowskiL/L6-0018200/00/1938Giants19575
Quinton GrayB/R5-1016500/00/1937Giants1959C

H

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Dan HaglerR/R0-0000000/00/0000Giants195612P
Bud HartsfieldL/L0-0000000/00/0000Giants195615P
Fritz HeissL/L6-0019000/00/1934Giants1956711B
Russ HelzerL/L0-0000012/06/1932Giants19562P
Robert Hood?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1956GM
Robert Hood?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1959GM
Carol Huston?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1957GM
Carol Huston?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1958GM

I

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

J

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Roger JenneR/?5-1016500/00/1938Giants1959632B
Bob JensenR/?5-1017605/10/1936Giants195759OF
Bob JensenR/?5-1017605/10/1936Giants195849OF
Clark JohnsonR/R5-1019002/26/1938Giants195812P
Ron JohnsonR/R6-0017000/00/1938Giants19575P
Albert JohnstonL/L6-0117500/00/1936Giants195717P
Rick Joseph (Harrigan)R/R6-0119508/24/1939Giants19591211B-3B-SSMLB

K

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Larry KellerR/R6-0017000/00/1937Giants195928OF
Buddy KerrR/R6-0218011/06/1922Giants1958ManagerMLB
Buddy KerrR/R6-0218011/06/1922Giants19591ManagerMLB
Richie KlausR/?5-1017009/12/1922Giants19573Manager
Charles KossR/R6-0017000/00/1939Giants195877SS-2B
Ed KraftR/?6-0000000/00/1936Giants1958463B

L

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Bill LeFeverR/?5-1016000/00/1935Giants19571242B
Jim LewisL/R6-0017000/00/1931Giants1956292B-3B
Alvin LovelaceR/R6-0118800/00/1938Giants195824P
Alvin LovelaceR/R6-0118800/00/1938Giants195913P

M

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Dean MaasR/R6-0321500/00/1935Giants195712P
Jim ManalilliR/R5-1116000/00/1940Giants195916P
Juan Marichal (Sanchez)R/R6-0018510/20/1937Giants195837PHOF | MLB
Rene MarteR/R6-0118000/00/1939Giants195886C
Rene MarteR/R6-0118000/00/1939Giants1959118UT
John MayL/L6-0317000/00/1940Giants19598P
John McDougalR/R5-1118700/00/1932Giants19561263B
Bob McLeodL/R6-0118500/00/1936Giants1956731B-OF-P
Mike MitchellR/?6-0018500/00/1939Giants19585
Bob MorettB/R5-1018000/00/1939Giants195940OF-3B
Walt MortimerL/L6-0219400/00/1937Giants1959781B-OF
Manny Mota (Geronimo)R/R5-1116802/18/1938Giants1957126OFMLB
Bob MurawskiR/R6-0319500/00/1934Giants19561001B-C-P

N

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Dan NespoL/?0-0000000/00/1930Giants195612
Francis Nespo?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1959President
Don NortonR/R5-1018000/00/1934Giants195722P

O

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
John OrsinoR/R6-0321504/22/1938Giants1957119CMLB

P

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Jim PaglieroR/?5-0816000/00/1938Giants1958592B
Frank PalladinoL/L5-0917000/00/1939Giants195940OF
Gerald PatrickR/?5-1117500/00/1935Giants195848OF
Charles PearceR/R6-0016500/00/1939Giants195836P
Mario PelaezR/R5-0716000/00/1939Giants19593P
Osvaldo Pellot (Power)R/R5-0916900/00/1939Giants195949UT
Ron PerryR/R5-1017000/00/1937Giants195617P
Ron PerryR/R5-1017000/00/1937Giants195751P
Domingo PichardoR/R6-0118200/00/0000Giants195919P
Vic PiperL/R5-1117000/00/1940Giants195947OF
Jim PruittR/?6-0218500/00/1937Giants195855C

Q

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Luis QuinonesR/R0-0000000/00/1935Giants195612P

R

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Jim RaderL/R5-0917500/00/1935Giants1956272B-OF
Chris RiddellR/L5-1017000/00/1937Giants195618P
Chris RiddellR/L5-1017000/00/1937Giants195729P
Dale RudolphL/L6-0320800/00/1940Giants195937P

S

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Julio SantanaR/R5-0816500/00/1937Giants1958122SS-2B-3B
Julio SantanaR/R5-0816500/00/1937Giants195969SS-2B
Tom SawyerL/L6-0016000/00/1932Giants19569
Wayne SchurrR/R6-0418508/06/1937Giants195914PMLB
Ronnie ShayR/R5-1116500/00/1937Giants195959SS-3B
Al ShinnL/L6-0019500/00/1934Giants195633Manager
Doug ShraderL/R6-0219500/00/1935Giants195648OF-P
Pete ShuppyL/L5-1117000/00/1938Giants195814P
Pete ShuppyL/L5-1117000/00/1938Giants195934P
Mike SmiskoL/R5-1018000/00/1937Giants19589P
Denny SommersL/R6-0220507/12/1940Giants195837OF
Denny SommersL/R6-0220507/12/1940Giants1959122C-OF-3B
Joe SparksL/R6-0019503/15/1938Giants19571263B
Vic SpataforaR/R5-0916000/00/1936Giants1956912B-3B
John StantonR/R0-0000000/00/0000Giants1956992B-SS-OF
John StantonR/R0-0000000/00/0000Giants195722OF
Ron StearnsL/L6-0017000/00/1939Giants195810P
Bob StrickoL/L6-0217500/00/1938Giants19579P
Don SvensonR/R6-0017500/00/1938Giants195714P
Carl SwensonR/R6-0218800/00/1938Giants195932P

T

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Jose Tartabull (Guzman)L/L5-1116511/27/1938Giants195869OFMLB
Jose Tartabull (Guzman)L/L5-1116511/27/1938Giants1959125OFMLB
Glenn ThompsonR/?0-0000000/00/0000Giants195611
Joe ToledoR/R6-0218000/00/1937Giants195630P
Elizardo ToroR/R6-0016500/00/1942Giants195917P
Gary TreonR/?6-0017500/00/1937Giants1959143B
Virgil TroutR/R6-0119303/15/1933Giants195613P

U

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

V

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Hernan Valdes (Vila)R/R5-1118207/31/1937Giants1957127SS
Leonard VanPattenR/R5-1118000/00/1937Giants19592P
Nestor VelazquezR/R6-0117903/06/1940Giants1959252B
Dick VogelL/L6-0219500/00/1939Giants19581231B-P

W

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Ralph Waterhouse?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1956President
Orville Westphal?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1957President
Orville Westphal?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1958President
Jim WheelerR/R6-0120500/00/1936Giants195727P

X

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

Y

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

Z

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Francisco ZayasR/R6-0015200/00/1937Giants195635P
Mike ZbanL/L6-0321504/15/1931Giants195638OF

Name hyperlinks go to the player's minor league career page on Baseball-Reference.com, compiled by SABR's Minor Leagues Committee. MLB hyperlinks go to the player's major league career page on Baseball-Reference.com. ASG hyperlinks go to the game account on this website.

Key to Notes:

  • HOF means Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • MLB means Appeared in Major Leagues.
  • DNP means On the roster at some point, but there's no record that he played.
  • PSAS means Selected to Post Season All-Star Team.
  • ASG means Selected to Mid-Season All-Star Game. (ASG† means he was game MVP. ASG* means he appeared in the game as a member of the host team.)

This list was compiled from a number of sources, including those listed below. It was checked against both Pat Doyle's Professional Baseball Player Database and SABR's Minor League Statistics Database. Inevitably, there are errors; those are mine.


Sources

  • Assorted Sporting News Baseball Guides and Registers.
  • Assorted Baseball Blue Books and related publications.
  • Yearbooks and scorecard inserts in my collection.


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