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The Visalia entry in the Cal League was known as the Visalia Cubs from 1946-56 except for 1953, when they were the Visalia Stars. The independent team finished 67-73, fifth in the 8-team league, and drew 53,396 fans, 6th in the league. The manager was Jerry Gardner and they were outscored 848-810 despite leading the league in runs and homers (137); they finished last in average (.248) and led in batter strikeouts (1,049). Loyal Bloxam (17-9, 2.93) was the staff ace; the next lowest ERA was 4.36. 1B John J. O'Keefe (.328/~.414/.597) led the league in RBI (137) and his 33 homers were three behind leader Ray Perry.

Source: 1954 Baseball Guide


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Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1953 67-73 5th Jerry Gardner
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