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1953 Minor League Baseball League Encyclopedia

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

League-by-League Batting

RkLgLevTmsBatAgeR/GGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
52American LeagueMajor League828.74.46123647761423585512111171816331879518732630244694911.262.337.383.720162321043263671
53National LeagueMajor League828.14.751244476574263959141134217774141197552434221842205307.266.335.411.74717538986224574
56Pacific Coast LeagueOpen830.44.15144053282474365982124922035294943559439946245015.263.332.378.710179442151007
7American AssociationAAA827.04.53123646586411905605107151772379893514349645685907.260.338.387.72415924891268560
8International LeagueAAA828.34.40123045281399345418104661790391769501441745524794.262.341.384.72515345205590
5Southern AssociationAA825.84.76123646699414325880112441846346833540443546425467.271.345.393.73816281625
6Texas LeagueAA827.84.42124047286411975486106351947258855504247433651205389.258.343.380.72415663970232737
1Eastern LeagueA825.04.2512044461238826511698271491354511451069450425638.253.339.349.68813559744
2South Atlantic LeagueA825.64.4711184329337866499495351550303522430357948174792.252.336.350.68613257610
3Western International LeagueA1026.65.32138654172469847375129282156402739661486563396088.275.361.385.74718105849
4Western LeagueA825.14.73123847114410905859105871744327662518360854015859.258.344.364.70814971623
54Negro American LeagueNegro
9Big State LeagueB826.84.73116044343395895492102091808325663492761641245183.258.328.370.69814656630
10Carolina LeagueB824.94.6911164300137803523696251754306659463852345635783.255.335.369.70413968635
11Florida International LeagueB625.84.61818312682692737746987992248351332556438103369.259.351.354.7059528531
12Gulf Coast LeagueB826.94.98116042926381305772101701630331631515163042874577.267.341.376.71714355509
13Illinois-Indiana-Iowa LeagueB824.05.2210284015634467536889331437318722475757350655702.259.354.382.73613172624
14Piedmont LeagueB824.64.8410263995833759496283961411338455433950955874457.249.355.351.70611848612
15Tri-State LeagueB624.45.488923456530246489183031412322501427556239604255.275.359.392.75111862359
16Arizona-Texas LeagueC625.36.568363385029703548586091405417546482263237944477.290.370.420.79112486353
17California LeagueC823.15.3011264446138372597399011617337626526268253986510.258.350.367.71614070691
18Cotton States LeagueC824.75.1210023845833244513387631489293552446356046324629.264.354.376.72912494582
19Evangeline LeagueC625.85.548263246828138457976951248188476391443838002820.273.360.382.74210747530
20Longhorn LeagueC826.26.299203633931996578692191691397744497254839384616.288.366.436.80213936405
21Northern LeagueC823.45.5710003856032944556789111482372462484975049174585.270.365.380.74512523699
22Pioneer LeagueC822.45.6610504204735487594593391533377470520062060375838.263.370.367.73813036523
23Provincial LeagueC823.35.389903921432702532483251374265429456461158855062.255.368.352.72011516627
24West Texas-New Mexico LeagueC826.07.231132453573979981861191123394701136713971951305905.299.379.467.84718598428
25Western AssociationC622.54.728463263127773399566571065301340329249042295015.240.340.336.6779344629
26Alabama-Florida LeagueD623.26.22690278062377442936438987295300357671136523701.271.368.375.7438915380
27Appalachian LeagueD621.35.847682983025736448469461197337417384250037294070.270.362.391.75310068365
28Florida State LeagueD823.25.57106642259362215941938214083812795035103353715282.259.355.342.69712389667
29Georgia State LeagueD824.26.2510004056034721625494931617338637549486253084819.273.370.394.76413697531
30Georgia-Florida LeagueD822.15.2611144331737028585794401411342255480676856825799.255.354.332.68612300607
31Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee LeagueD821.76.209603792632871595089471568415519505398545906044.272.361.393.75412902465
32Mississippi-Ohio Valley LeagueD624.05.297142788524252377863681053358248322257833513730.263.352.366.7188881282
33Mountain States LeagueD823.16.871004407483548768941009716873616475904113848945709.285.371.407.77814447367
34Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York LeagueD821.56.1510044042234033617991481620366474530964259035440.269.377.380.75712922486
35Sooner State LeagueD821.25.97110644470373636607942315514145805383109764587517.252.362.362.72513542649
36Tar Heel LeagueD1025.75.929803854133411579790011722430578502152346505855.269.359.399.75713317480
37Wisconsin State LeagueD821.25.889923832932100583183711387319548485194756716410.261.372.375.74712040558
38Cuban LeagueForeign
39Japan Central LeagueForeign629.34.097702875325966315266141075178424287778535622592668.255.314.359.67393175865280
40Japan Pacific LeagueForeign728.13.708403147928601310570761126251386247593848422713207.247.303.345.64898626036070
41Colombian Winter LeagueWinter4
42Cuban Winter LeagueWinter4288
43Dominican Winter LeagueWinter
44Mexican Pacific Coast LeagueWinter6
45Mexican Pacific Winter LeagueWinter
46Panama Winter LeagueWinter3
47Puerto Rican Winter LeagueWinter5
48Venezuelan Winter LeagueWinter4
49Veracruz Winter LeagueWinter6
57All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueWomen's6
50Mexican LeagueIndependent627.0414
51Quebec Provincial LeagueIndependent
55Saskatchewan LeagueNo Classification

League-by-League Pitching

RkLgLevTmsPAgeR/GWLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
48American LeagueMajor League829.84.46613613.5003.99123612368024349618511060.111117551249098794469491126321247477611.4099.00.73.64.01.10
49National LeagueMajor League828.54.75616616.5004.29124412448144307316210971.2113425914522511974220530722429217476601.4189.31.03.54.41.26
50Pacific Coast LeagueOpen831.04.15720720.500144014405982
7American AssociationAAA826.64.53616616.500123612365605
8International LeagueAAA827.34.40613613.500123012305418
5Southern AssociationAA826.34.76615615.500123612365880
6Texas LeagueAA827.84.42616616.5003.84124012407564849110807.0106355486461285551205389228253011.4588.90.74.34.51.05
1Eastern LeagueA824.64.37601601.500120412045260
2South Atlantic LeagueA825.64.47557557.500111811184994
3Western International LeagueA1026.55.32692692.500138613867375
4Western LeagueA824.94.73617617.500123812385859
9Big State LeagueB827.34.73580580.5004.03116011605596018710008.099555492448266341244944231182861.4079.00.63.74.41.20
10Carolina LeagueB824.34.69557557.500111611165236
11Florida International LeagueB625.24.61406406.5008188183774
12Gulf Coast LeagueB828.1580580.50011601160
13Illinois-Indiana-Iowa LeagueB823.45.22513513.500102810285368
14Piedmont LeagueB823.84.84509509.500102610264962
15Tri-State LeagueB623.95.48445445.5008928924891
16Arizona-Texas LeagueC626.96.56418418.5008368365485
17California LeagueC823.55.30561561.500112611265973
18Cotton States LeagueC823.55.12500500.500100210025133
19Evangeline LeagueC625.45.50412412.5008268264539
20Longhorn LeagueC824.3460460.500920920
21Northern LeagueC822.25.57499499.500100010005567
22Pioneer LeagueC822.55.66525525.500105010505945
23Provincial LeagueC822.25.38492492.5009909905324
24West Texas-New Mexico LeagueC825.6566566.50011321132
25Western AssociationC622.14.70418418.5008468463972
26Alabama-Florida LeagueD622.66.22350350.5006906904293
27Appalachian LeagueD620.45.84377377.5007687684484
28Florida State LeagueD821.75.57533533.5004.09106610669222.093825941419027953715282335504961.6009.20.35.25.20.98
29Georgia State LeagueD821.96.19500500.500100010006194
30Georgia-Florida LeagueD820.75.26552552.500111411145857
31Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee LeagueD820.36.20479479.5009609605950
32Mississippi-Ohio Valley LeagueD623.35.29356356.5007147143778
33Mountain States LeagueD822.86.87500500.500100410046894
34Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York LeagueD820.66.15501501.500100410046179
35Sooner State LeagueD820.55.97551551.5004.7111061106514592499558.094236607499959264587517474486361.6628.90.66.17.11.16
36Tar Heel LeagueD1024.35.92486486.5009809805797
37Wisconsin State LeagueD820.15.88491491.5009929925831
38Japan Central LeagueForeign624.94.09381381.5003.39770770498272646863.26614315225884242259026681572279289131.2938.70.63.03.51.18
39Japan Pacific LeagueForeign726.53.70412412.5002.96840840512328927678.27076310525283862399033421461597316901.2348.30.52.83.91.39
40Colombian Winter LeagueWinter4
41Cuban Winter LeagueWinter4144144.5003.56288288201872659.226151051127012681.4618.84.34.31.00
42Mexican Pacific Coast LeagueWinter6
43Panama Winter LeagueWinter3
44Puerto Rican Winter LeagueWinter5
45Venezuelan Winter LeagueWinter4
46Veracruz Winter LeagueWinter6
51All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueWomen's6
47Mexican LeagueIndependent6208206.502414414

League-by-League Fielding

RkLgLevTmsGCGPOAEDPFld%PBSBCSCS%lgCS%POAttendance
48American LeagueMajor League81236331801378510701344.9789032630248%297,238
49National LeagueMajor League81244329141354011821259.97510134221839%
50Pacific Coast LeagueOpen81440370961553013661389.97585
7American AssociationAAA81236319821308614211167.969101
8International LeagueAAA81230311221317012651241.97290
5Southern AssociationAA81236317161307914431206.96972
6Texas LeagueAA81240323231379414501248.9706047433641%
1Eastern LeagueA81204308101286516641098.963129
2South Atlantic LeagueA81118296271232215721106.964120
3Western International LeagueA101386360321528720841399.961183
4Western LeagueA81238319351368119091271.960141
9Big State LeagueB8116029712124361709969.961138
10Carolina LeagueB81116292881207418561089.957136
11Florida International LeagueB68182119293311224774.96180
12Gulf Coast LeagueB8116027747113911835.955
13Illinois-Indiana-Iowa LeagueB8102826824111691704949.957141
14Piedmont LeagueB81026267081160315251059.962142
15Tri-State LeagueB68922307292651614780.952104
16Arizona-Texas LeagueC68362183990941735823.947174
17California LeagueC8112629673117992085971.952117
18Cotton States LeagueC8100225646108401818939.953127
19Evangeline LeagueC68262179090531565872.952158
20Longhorn LeagueC89202353698581743881.950119
21Northern LeagueC8100025381111811848994.952119
22Pioneer LeagueC81050273051134418811055.954196
23Provincial LeagueC899025607109161732959.955204
24West Texas-New Mexico LeagueC81132284901168124201038.943236
25Western AssociationC68462213992511557623.953175
26Alabama-Florida LeagueD66901793574601549556.943110
27Appalachian LeagueD67681954180861684705.943111
28Florida State LeagueD8106627666117912462890.941191
29Georgia State LeagueD8100026256105821979825.949113
30Georgia-Florida LeagueD8111428507115422374813.944168
31Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee LeagueD89602451696422172766.940166
32Mississippi-Ohio Valley LeagueD67141856378011220599.956134
33Mountain States LeagueD8100425944104692384803.939227
34Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York LeagueD8100425867103951933887.949175
35Sooner State LeagueD8110628923113062629830.939270
36Tar Heel LeagueD1098025394101761650814.956126
37Wisconsin State LeagueD899224740101002128841.942208
38Japan Central LeagueForeign6770912.000
39Japan Pacific LeagueForeign7840956.000
40Colombian Winter LeagueWinter4
41Cuban Winter LeagueWinter4288
42Mexican Pacific Coast LeagueWinter6
43Panama Winter LeagueWinter3
44Puerto Rican Winter LeagueWinter5
45Venezuelan Winter LeagueWinter4
46Veracruz Winter LeagueWinter6
51All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueWomen's6
47Mexican LeagueIndependent6414

Pro Baseball Map for 1953

ALL TEAMS ARE LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF THE TOWN THEY ARE LISTED IN. We have not located the actual location of the ballpark.

We list over 30,000 of teams from minor league history. This list is not exhaustive and may be missing teams from certain leagues and years or with a small number of games played. We apologize for any omissions. Report any errors or omissions

League Teams

LgLevTm
Pacific Coast LeagueOpenHollywood Stars, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Oaks, Portland Beavers, Sacramento Solons, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Seals, Seattle Rainiers
American AssociationAAACharleston Senators, Columbus Red Birds, Indianapolis Indians, Kansas City Blues, Louisville Colonels, Minneapolis Millers, St. Paul Saints, Toledo Sox
International LeagueAAABaltimore Orioles, Buffalo Bisons, Montreal Royals, Ottawa A's, Rochester Red Wings, Springfield Cubs, Syracuse Chiefs, Toronto Maple Leafs
Southern AssociationAAAtlanta Crackers, Birmingham Barons, Chattanooga Lookouts, Little Rock Travelers, Memphis Chickasaws, Mobile Bears, Nashville Volunteers, New Orleans Pelicans
Texas LeagueAABeaumont Exporters, Dallas Eagles, Fort Worth Cats, Houston Buffaloes, Oklahoma City Indians, San Antonio Missions, Shreveport Sports, Tulsa Oilers
Eastern LeagueAAlbany Senators, Binghamton Triplets, Elmira Pioneers, Reading Indians, Schenectady Blue Jays, Scranton Miners, Wilkes-Barre Barons, Williamsport A's
South Atlantic LeagueAAugusta Rams, Charleston Rebels, Columbia Reds, Columbus Cardinals, Jacksonville Braves, Macon Peaches, Montgomery Grays, Savannah Indians
Western International LeagueACalgary Stampeders, Edmonton Eskimos, Lewiston Broncs, Salem Senators, Spokane Indians, Tri-City Braves, Vancouver Capilanos, Victoria Tyees,
Wenatchee Chiefs, Yakima Bears
Western LeagueAColorado Springs Sky Sox, Denver Bears, Des Moines Bruins, Lincoln Chiefs, Omaha Cardinals, Pueblo Dodgers, Sioux City Soos, Wichita Indians
Negro American LeagueNegro
Big State LeagueBAustin Pioneers, Greenville/Bryan Majors, Paris Indians, Temple Eagles, Texarkana Bears, Tyler East Texans, Waco/Longview Pirates, Wichita Falls Spudders
Carolina LeagueBBurlington-Graham Pirates, Danville Leafs, Durham Bulls, Fayetteville Highlanders, Greensboro Patriots, Raleigh Capitals, Reidsville Luckies, Winston-Salem Cardinals
Florida International LeagueBFort Lauderdale Lions, Havana Cubans, Miami Sun Sox, St. Petersburg Saints, Tampa Smokers, West Palm Beach Indians
Gulf Coast LeagueBBrownsville Charros, Corpus Christi Aces, Galveston White Caps, Harlingen Capitals, Lake Charles Lakers, Laredo Apaches, Port Arthur Seahawks, Texas City Texans
Illinois-Indiana-Iowa LeagueBBurlington Flints, Cedar Rapids Indians, Evansville Braves, Keokuk Kernels, Peoria Chiefs, Quincy Gems, Terre Haute Phillies, Waterloo White Hawks
Piedmont LeagueBHagerstown Braves, Lynchburg Cardinals, Newport News Dodgers, Norfolk Tars, Portsmouth Merrimacs, Richmond Colts, Roanoke Ro-Sox, York White Roses
Tri-State LeagueBAnderson Rebels, Asheville Tourists, Charlotte Hornets, Gastonia Rockets, Rock Hill Chiefs, Spartanburg Peaches
Arizona-Texas LeagueCBisbee-Douglas Copper Kings, El Paso Texans, Juarez Indios, Mexicali Eagles, Phoenix Senators, Tucson Cowboys
California LeagueCBakersfield Indians, Fresno Cardinals, Modesto Reds, San Jose Red Sox, Santa Barbara Dodgers, Stockton Ports, Ventura Oilers, Visalia Stars
Cotton States LeagueCEl Dorado Oilers, Greenville Buckshots, Hot Springs Bathers, Jackson Senators, Meridian Millers, Monroe Sports, Natchez Indians, Pine Bluff Judges
Evangeline LeagueCAlexandria Aces, Baton Rouge Red Sticks, Crowley Millers, Lafayette Bulls, New Iberia Cardinals, Thibodaux Giants
Longhorn LeagueCArtesia Drillers, Big Spring Broncs, Carlsbad Potashers, Lamesa Lobos/Winters-Ballinger Eagles, Midland Indians, Odessa Oilers, Roswell Rockets, San Angelo Colts
Northern LeagueCAberdeen Pheasants, Duluth Dukes, Eau Claire Bears, Fargo-Moorhead Twins, Grand Forks Chiefs, Sioux Falls Canaries, St. Cloud Rox, Superior Blues
Pioneer LeagueCBillings Mustangs, Boise Yankees, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Magic Valley Cowboys, Ogden Reds, Pocatello Bannocks, Salt Lake City Bees
Provincial LeagueCDrummondville Royals, Granby Phillies, Quebec Braves, Sherbrooke Indians, St. Hyacinthe A's, St. Jean Canadians, Thetford Mines Miners, Trois-Rivieres Yankees
West Texas-New Mexico LeagueCAbilene Blue Sox, Albuquerque Dukes, Amarillo Gold Sox, Borger Gassers, Clovis Pioneers, Lubbock Hubbers, Pampa Oilers, Plainview Ponies
Western AssociationCFort Smith/Van Buren Twins, Hutchinson Elks, Joplin Miners, Muskogee Giants, St. Joseph Cardinals, Topeka Owls
Alabama-Florida LeagueDAndalusia Arrows, Dothan Rebels, Eufaula Millers, Fort Walton Beach Jets, Graceville Oilers, Panama City Fliers
Appalachian LeagueDBluefield Blue-Grays, Bristol Twins, Johnson City Cardinals, Pulaski Phillies, Welch Miners, Wytheville Statesmen
Florida State LeagueDCocoa Indians, Daytona Beach Islanders, DeLand Red Hats, Jacksonville Beach Sea Birds, Leesburg Lakers, Orlando Senators, Palatka Azaleas/Lakeland Pilots, Sanford Cardinals
Georgia State LeagueDDouglas Trojans, Dublin Irish, Eastman Dodgers, Hazlehurst-Baxley Cardinals, Jesup Bees, Sandersville Wacos, Statesboro Pilots, Vidalia Indians
Georgia-Florida LeagueDAlbany Cardinals, Brunswick Pirates, Cordele A's, Fitzgerald Pioneers, Thomasville Dodgers, Tifton Blue Sox, Valdosta Browns, Waycross Bears
Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee LeagueDFulton Lookouts, Hopkinsville Hoppers, Jackson Generals, Madisonville Miners, Mayfield Clothiers, Owensboro Oilers, Paducah Chiefs, Union City Dodgers
Mississippi-Ohio Valley LeagueDDanville Dans, Decatur Commodores, Hannibal Cardinals, Mattoon Phillies, Mount Vernon Kings, Paris Lakers
Mountain States LeagueDBig Stone Gap Rebels, Harlan Smokies, Kingsport Cherokees, Knoxville Smokies, Maryville-Alcoa Twins, Middlesboro Athletics, Morristown Red Sox, Norton Braves
Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York LeagueDBatavia Clippers, Bradford Phillies, Corning Independents, Hamilton Cardinals, Hornell Dodgers, Jamestown Falcons, Olean Yankees, Wellsville Braves
Sooner State LeagueDAda Herefords, Ardmore Cardinals, Gainesville Owls, Lawton Reds, McAlester Rockets, Pauls Valley Raiders, Shawnee Hawks, Sherman-Denison Twins
Tar Heel LeagueDForest City Owls, Hickory Rebels, High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms, Lexington Indians, Lincolnton Cardinals/Statesville Sports, Marion Marauders, Mooresville Moors, Salisbury Rocots,
Shelby Clippers, Statesville Blues
Wisconsin State LeagueDAppleton Papermakers, Fond du Lac Panthers, Green Bay Bluejays, Janesville Cubs, Oshkosh Giants, Sheboygan Indians, Wausau Timberjacks, Wisconsin Rapids White Sox
Cuban LeagueForeign
Japan Central LeagueForeignChunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Osaka Tigers, Taiyo-Shochiku Robins, Yomiuri Giants
Japan Pacific LeagueForeignDaiei Stars, Hankyu Braves, Kintetsu Pearls, Mainichi Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Tokyu Flyers
Colombian Winter LeagueWinterIndios, Torices Tigers, Vanytor, Willard Electrics
Cuban Winter LeagueWinterAlmendares, Cienfuegos, Havana, Marianao
Dominican Winter LeagueWinter
Mexican Pacific Coast LeagueWinterCiudad Obregon, Culiacan, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Mazatlan, Navojoa
Mexican Pacific Winter LeagueWinter
Panama Winter LeagueWinterCarta Vieja Yankees, Chesterfield Smokers, Spur Cola
Puerto Rican Winter LeagueWinterCaguas-Guayama, Mayaguez-Aguadilla, Ponce, San Juan, Santurce
Venezuelan Winter LeagueWinterCaracas, Gavilanes, Magallanes, Pastora
Veracruz Winter LeagueWinterCordoba, Jalapa, Leon Lechugueros, Mexico City Aztecas, Mexico City Reds, Poza Rica Oilers
All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueWomen'sFort Wayne Daisies, Grand Rapids Chicks, Kalamazoo Lassies, Muskegon Belles, Rockford Peaches, South Bend Blue Sox
Mexican LeagueIndependentAnahuac Indios, Mexico City Diablos Rojos, Monterrey Sultanes, Nuevo Laredo Tecolotes, Torreon Algodoneros, Veracruz Aguila
Quebec Provincial LeagueIndependent
Saskatchewan LeagueNo Classification