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1953 Roanoke Ro-Sox

1953 > Class B > 1953 Piedmont League
Overall: 39-53
Scored 444 runs, Allowed 543 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 38-54

Affiliation: Boston Red Sox-AL
Manager: Elmer Yoter
Represented: Roanoke, VA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Robert Brock 24 61 195 43 6 1 2 .221 .292 57
2 Jack Burns* 22 26 98 22 3 0 0 .224 .255 25
3 Jerry Casale 19 14 24 8 2 0 1 .333 .542 13
4 Bob Caselli* 23 56 188 51 16 1 0 .271 .367 69
5 Neil Chrisley* 21 12 47 13 2 1 1 .277 .426 20
6 George Contratto* 24 77 286 81 4 6 1 .283 .350 100
7 Armand Diferdinando 20 12 35 9 1 1 0 .257 .343 12
8 James Difrederico 24 22 26 4 0 0 0 .154 .154 4
9 Richard England 25 34 24 5 0 0 0 .208 .208 5
10 Vincent Furfaro 22 20 73 15 3 0 1 .205 .288 21
11 Clarence Gibson 19 11 29 9 1 0 0 .310 .345 10
12 Leo Groeschen* 25 13 10 1 0 0 0 .100 .100 1
13 Harold Gruner 21 36 136 37 6 0 4 .272 .404 55
14 Jack Hartsell 26 13 14 1 0 0 0 .071 .071 1
15 Richard Hidalgo 22 85 299 78 19 3 8 .261 .425 127
16 Moose Morton 22 87 311 94 16 2 8 .302 .444 138
17 Julio Ondani 24 32 90 24 3 1 0 .267 .322 29
18 John Patula 19 25 44 8 3 0 0 .182 .250 11
19 Richard Pedrotti 20 51 122 32 5 1 6 .262 .467 57
20 John Pfeiffer 22 77 244 52 4 7 7 .213 .373 91
21 Marshall Radebach* 21 22 65 12 2 1 3 .185 .385 25
22 Bill Slack* 20 30 43 11 1 0 1 .256 .349 15
23 Jack Stallings* 21 92 320 82 12 6 0 .256 .331 106
24 Carmine Vinci 21 34 103 23 7 1 0 .223 .311 32
25 Red Whitson# 20 13 12 2 0 0 0 .167 .167 2
26 Frederick Zirella 23 17 28 6 1 1 0 .214 .321 9
26 Players 22.1 92 3647 3012 444 750 122 32 44 390 51 570 394 .249 .369 .355 .723 1068 65
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Age 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
1 Jerry Casale 19 5 0 1.000 3.89 8 44.0 30 23 19 37 1.523 6.1 7.6
2 James Difrederico 24 6 6 .500 3.49 22 9 80.0 87 47 31 5 41 1.600 9.8 0.6 4.6
3 Arnold Earley* 20 0 2 .000 8.44 6 16.0 10 18 15 24 2.125 5.6 13.5
4 Richard England 25 3 8 .273 5.17 34 3 94.0 103 70 54 12 41 1.532 9.9 1.1 3.9
5 Leo Groeschen* 25 2 3 .400 4.14 13 6 50.0 52 30 23 1 28 1.600 9.4 0.2 5.0
6 John Patula 19 8 9 .471 3.93 23 19 126.0 98 69 55 2 98 1.556 7.0 0.1 7.0
7 Bill Slack 20 3 4 .429 4.64 16 7 64.0 64 41 33 4 35 1.547 9.0 0.6 4.9
8 Frederick Zirella? 23 3 4 .429 4.08 16 6 75.0 73 47 34 5 53 1.680 8.8 0.6 6.4
8 Players 22.2 39 53 .424 92 92 543

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Moose Morton 87 466 45 17 .968 5.87

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George Contratto 76 654 55 7 .990 9.33
Jack Burns 16 153 21 1 .994 10.88

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jack Stallings 92 238 270 28 .948 5.52

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Richard Pedrotti 38 31 55 14 .860 2.26
Vincent Furfaro 19 13 29 4 .913 2.21
Julio Ondani 14 13 23 1 .973 2.57

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Pfeiffer 44 94 127 12 .948 5.02
Carmine Vinci 33 63 81 16 .900 4.36

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Richard Hidalgo 79 149 15 7 .959 2.08
Robert Brock 57 120 4 9 .932 2.18
Bob Caselli 51 93 4 1 .990 1.90
Harold Gruner 35 54 2 2 .966 1.60
Marshall Radebach 16 17 0 2 .895 1.06
Neil Chrisley 12 13 0 0 1.000 1.08
Armand Diferdinando 10 13 1 1 .933 1.40

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Richard England 34 0.00
John Patula 23 0.00
James Difrederico 22 0.00
Bill Slack 16 0.00
Frederick Zirella 16 0.00
Leo Groeschen 13 0.00
Jerry Casale 8 0.00
Arnold Earley 6 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Robert Adubato 19 L R 6' 3.0" 195 Jun 10, 1934 Cedar Grove, NJ, US
Al Antinelli 21 R R 6' 3.0" 225 1932
Allen Baker 23 R 5' 10.0" 180 1930
Robert Brock 24 R 5' 11.0" 185 1929
Jack Burns 22 L 6' 0.0" 163 Oct 29, 1930 Boston, MA, US
Jerry Casale 19 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Sep 27, 1933 Brooklyn, NY, US
Bob Caselli 23 L R 6' 0.0" 170 Feb 9, 1930 Sacramento, CA, US
Neil Chrisley 21 L R 6' 3.0" 187 Dec 16, 1931 Calhoun Falls, SC, US
George Contratto 24 L L 6' 1.0" 175 Jun 29, 1929 Benld, IL, US
George Crawford 24 R R 6' 3.0" 189 1929
Armand Diferdinando 20 R R 5' 10.0" 175 1933
James Difrederico 24 R R 5' 9.0" 175 1929
Jacob Donaldson 24 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Oct 1, 1928 Brooklyn, NY, US
Arnold Earley 20 L L 6' 1.0" 195 Jun 4, 1933 Lincoln Park, MI, US
Richard England 25 R R 6' 2.0" 185 1928
Vincent Furfaro 22 R 5' 9.0" 178 1931
Clarence Gibson 19 R R 6' 0.0" 180 May 9, 1934 Madera, CA, US
Leo Groeschen 25 L L 6' 5.0" 185 1928
Harold Gruner 21 R 5' 10.0" 175 1932
Arvid Hamilton 21 L R 5' 9.0" 160 1932
Jack Hartsell 26 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Apr 30, 1927 Wauseon, OH, US
Richard Hidalgo 22 R 5' 11.0" 190 1931
James Livesay 21 Jan 30, 1932
Norman Luoni 21 L L 6' 5.0" 208 Aug 13, 1931 Dorchester, MA, US
Gene Moore 25 R 6' 1.0" 210 May 25, 1928 Lake City, SC, US
Arthur Morgan 23 R 5' 8.0" 168 1930
Moose Morton 22 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Nov 4, 1930 Tuscaloosa, AL, US
Julio Ondani 24 R 5' 11.0" 180 1929 Boonton, NJ, US
John Patula 19 R R 6' 1.0" 190 1934
Richard Pedrotti 20 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Nov 27, 1932 Highland Park, CA, US
John Pfeiffer 22 R 6' 1.0" 185 1931
Marshall Radebach 21 L 6' 1.0" 195 1932
Bill Slack 20 L R 5' 10.0" 175 May 3, 1933 Sarnia, ON, CA
Neilan Smith 24 L L 5' 10.0" 175 1929
Jack Stallings 21 L 5' 9.0" 165 1932
Carmine Vinci 21 R 6' 0.0" 165 1932
Red Whitson 20 S R 6' 0.0" 170 Jan 27, 1933 Norfolk, VA, US
Frederick Zirella 23 R 5' 9.0" 170 1930

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