In the early days of base ball, statistics were not often tallied simply because there were no standards or formulas set. Those clubs that did maintain a statistical record, did so at great benefit to the future of their game.

Records and box scores have been used to interpret the game’s formative years and set forth an evolution that have led us to the popular modern game. Today, some vintage clubs, like the Stags, keep statistics as part of their historical record and as a means of preserving another of the game’s many traditions.

So far in 2013, the Belleville club is receiving contributions from throughout the lineup. Eleven ballists on the 16-man roll, at a minimum, share a club lead in at least one statistical category.  Leaders so far, include:

GAMES PLAYED – “der Kaiser” Fink and “Mule” Garrett (31)

AT BATS: “der Kaiser” Fink (95)

HITS: “der Kaiser” Fink (51)

AVERAGE: “Slats” Kniepkamp (.616)

SINGLES: “Crash” Hill, “Rooster” Mentzer (44)

DOUBLES: “Dutch” Eschman (12)

TRIPLES: “Buzz Saw” Eschman, “Goat” Eschman, “Stir Fry” Kohlenberger, “Spanky” Stroh (1)

HOME RUNS: “Dutch” Eschman, “der Kaiser” Fink (1)

ACES SCORED: “Dutch” Eschman (21)

ACES BATTED IN: “Dutch” Eschman (34)

SACRIFICES: “Rooster” Mentzer (3)

STOLEN BASES: “Bean” Evans (1)

SLUGGING AVG.: “Slats” Kniepkamp (.740)

OPS: “Slats” Kniepkamp (1.356)

 

FULL STATISTICS THROUGH GAMES AUG. 17, 2013

PLAYER GM AB HITS AVG. 1B 2B 3B HR RUNS RBI SAC SB SLG. % OPS
Eschman, Buzz Saw 25 76 35 0.461       33 1 1 0 13 10 2 0 0.500 0.961
Eschman, Dutch 28 88 50 0.568 37 12 0 1 21 34 2 0 0.739 1.307
Eschman, Goat 2 6 6 1.000 4 1 1 0 2 4 0 0 1.500 2.500
Evans, Bean 14 45 30 0.667 28 2 0 0 14 6 0 1 0.711 1.378
Fink, der Kaiser 31 95 51 0.537 42 8 0 1 14 22 1 0 0.653 1.189
Garrett, Mule 31 92 40 0.435 38 2 0 0 12 15 1 0 0.457 0.891
Hill, Crash 24 77 45 0.584 44 1 0 0 19 7 0 0 0.597 1.182
Kelley, Deadline Danny 22 64 33 0.516 29 4 0 0 9 13 1 0 0.578 1.094
Kohlenberger, Stir Fry 24 81 48 0.593 43 4 1 0 21 24 2 0 0.667 1.259
Koopmann, Higgins 25 76 41 0.539 40 1 0 0 10 13 0 0 0.553 1.092
Kniepkamp, Slats 23 73 45 0.616 36 9 0 0 15 17 2 0 0.740 1.356
Marcinkowski, Scrap Iron 29 94 47 0.500 43 4 0 0 18 10 0 0 0.543 1.043
Marcinkowski, Stella 2 6 2 0.333 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.333 0.667
Mentzer, Rooster 28 92 48 0.522 44 4 0 0 20 10 3 0 0.565 1.087
Lewis, Monk 25 72 31 0.431 30 1 0 0 8 14 0 0 0.444 0.875
Mills, Hawkeye 15 44 18 0.409 16 2 0 0 7 4 0 0 0.455 0.864
Stroh, Spanky 11 30 11 0.367 10 0 1 0 3 4 0 0 0.433 0.800
Wuerz, Scooter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 1111 581 0.523 519 56 4 2 207 207 14 1 0.586 1.109

 

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