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1953 Piedmont League

1953 > Class B > League History
Overall: 513 games, 8 teams, approx. 128 games in season
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952 / 1954
League Index / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Map of Teams / Other Years: 1952 / 1954

League Index / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Map of Teams / Other Years: 1952 / 1954

League Standings

Tm Aff W L W-L% GB
Norfolk Tars NYY 81 51 .614 --
Hagerstown Braves MLN 78 53 .595 2.5
Newport News Dodgers BRO 80 56 .588 3
Portsmouth Merrimacs 72 63 .533 10.5
York White Roses SLB 59 70 .457 20.5
Roanoke Ro-Sox BOS 39 53 .424 22
Lynchburg Cardinals STL 55 77 .417 26
Richmond Colts 45 86 .344 35.5
This league's standings, if available, are based on full season team pitching records. Leagues may have have split season and postseason results that are not currently available.

League Batting

Tm Aff BatAge R/G G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
Hagerstown Braves MLN 24.1 5.51 132 5186 4397 727 1107 211 60 44 631 79 721 598 .252 .357 .357 .714 1570 68
Norfolk Tars NYY 24.1 5.21 133 5295 4415 693 1137 202 51 96 606 76 766 507 .258 .367 .392 .759 1729 114
Newport News Dodgers BRO 24.2 4.95 136 5254 4504 673 1148 171 53 41 574 117 671 568 .255 .351 .344 .695 1548 79
Roanoke Ro-Sox BOS 22.1 4.83 92 3647 3012 444 750 122 32 44 390 51 570 394 .249 .369 .355 .723 1068 65
York White Roses SLB 22.6 4.78 129 4972 4264 616 1083 168 49 61 540 90 651 606 .254 .353 .359 .712 1532 57
Richmond Colts 27.5 4.58 133 5238 4396 609 1073 186 31 57 529 31 786 546 .244 .359 .339 .698 1492 56
Lynchburg Cardinals STL 25.0 4.52 134 5190 4360 606 1042 186 24 54 542 29 743 596 .239 .350 .330 .680 1438 87
Portsmouth Merrimacs 26.2 4.34 137 5176 4411 594 1056 165 38 58 527 36 679 642 .239 .341 .333 .674 1471 86
League Totals 24.6 4.84 1026 39958 33759 4962 8396 1411 338 455 4339 509 5587 4457 .249 .355 .351 .706 11848 612

League Pitching

Tm Aff PAge R/G W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
Norfolk Tars NYY 22.3 3.77 81 51 .614 133 133 501
Hagerstown Braves MLN 25.1 3.93 78 53 .595 132 132 519
Newport News Dodgers BRO 23.1 4.30 80 56 .588 136 136 585
Portsmouth Merrimacs 25.1 4.31 72 63 .533 137 137 590
York White Roses SLB 22.3 4.82 59 70 .457 129 129 622
Lynchburg Cardinals STL 23.3 5.54 55 77 .417 134 134 743
Roanoke Ro-Sox BOS 22.0 5.90 39 53 .424 92 92 543
Richmond Colts 26.9 6.46 45 86 .344 133 133 859
League Totals 23.8 4.84 509 509 .500 1026 1026 4962

League Fielding

Tm Aff G CG PO A E DP Fld% PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Attendance Managers
Portsmouth Merrimacs 137 3553 1612 175 150 .967 11 Bob Ankrum
Lynchburg Cardinals STL 134 3441 1647 196 137 .963 19 John Sullivan and Richard Landis
Newport News Dodgers BRO 136 3601 1555 198 198 .963 15 Stan Wasiak
Richmond Colts 133 3419 1384 188 108 .962 23 Charlie Letchas
Norfolk Tars NYY 133 3550 1438 196 114 .962 17 Mickey Owen
Hagerstown Braves MLN 132 3452 1622 205 168 .961 11 Fred Dorman, Jimmy Zinn and Billy Jurges
York White Roses SLB 129 3326 1342 205 99 .958 20 Bill Enos, Mark Christman and George Hausmann
Roanoke Ro-Sox BOS 92 2366 1003 162 85 .954 26 Elmer Yoter
League Totals 1026 26708 11603 1525 1059 .962 142