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1953 Columbus Red Birds

1953 > Class AAA > 1953 American Association
Overall: 64-90
Scored 613 runs, Allowed 752 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 63-91

Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals-NL
Manager: Johnny Keane
Represented: Columbus, OH
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952 / 1954

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name 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 William Allen* 23 12 7 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .429 .429 .429 .857 3 0 0 0
2 Danny Baich 27 53 154 136 14 37 5 1 0 18 0 18 14 .272 .357 .324 .681 44 4 0 0
3 Ralph Beard 24 33 72 63 3 8 0 0 0 4 0 2 18 .127 .154 .127 .281 8 1 0 7
4 Gary Blaylock 21 28 55 50 5 9 4 0 1 3 0 1 24 .180 .196 .320 .516 16 1 0 4
5 Dick Bokelmann 26 14 9 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .286 .444 .286 .730 2 0 0 0
6 Roy Broome 32 52 211 191 25 59 9 6 3 21 4 17 29 .309 .368 .466 .834 89 4 1 2
7 Russ Derry* 36 141 532 450 67 111 17 3 20 65 5 79 111 .247 .363 .431 .794 194 4 3 0
8 Sherwin Dixon? 22 152 581 485 68 109 13 2 3 33 11 84 71 .225 .348 .278 .627 135 5 8 4
9 Benjamin Downs* 23 78 268 227 29 61 7 2 6 38 1 38 33 .269 .374 .396 .770 90 3 0 3
10 Francis Haus 26 10 28 23 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 11 .043 .214 .043 .258 1 0 0 0
11 Robert Hoch* 28 14 28 27 2 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 6 .185 .185 .185 .370 5 0 0 1
12 Bob Hyatt 26 29 111 101 11 21 6 1 1 14 0 8 13 .208 .273 .317 .590 32 4 1 1
13 Billy Johnson 34 113 432 374 52 87 16 2 4 37 0 52 40 .233 .329 .318 .648 119 12 2 4
14 Everette Joyner* 25 10 16 15 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 .267 .313 .267 .579 4 0 0 0
15 William Killinger 25 15 67 59 11 15 4 0 1 10 0 7 9 .254 .333 .373 .706 22 1 0 1
16 James Kirk 25 31 61 58 8 13 1 0 1 5 0 3 14 .224 .262 .293 .555 17 0 0 0
17 Dummy Lynch 27 117 365 324 38 67 8 1 3 31 1 36 41 .207 .286 .265 .552 86 14 0 5
18 Jim Michalec 23 14 12 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .091 .167 .091 .258 1 0 0 0
19 Larry Miggins 27 78 302 282 25 63 11 1 10 47 2 16 55 .223 .272 .376 .648 106 12 3 1
20 Herb Moford 24 38 22 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 .050 .136 .050 .186 1 1 0 0
21 Mo Mozzali* 30 154 641 534 91 157 27 12 5 72 1 100 44 .294 .406 .418 .824 223 17 1 6
22 James Neufeldt 26 93 248 219 21 44 4 1 0 15 5 26 38 .201 .286 .228 .514 50 2 0 3
23 Hisel Patrick 27 43 34 33 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .212 .212 .212 .424 7 2 0 1
24 Pete Riggan* 28 59 159 140 19 41 2 3 6 23 3 18 24 .293 .373 .479 .852 67 5 0 1
25 John Romonosky 23 12 22 21 1 4 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 .190 .227 .286 .513 6 0 0 0
26 Bill Sarni 25 130 441 404 41 112 25 2 8 60 4 33 44 .277 .332 .408 .740 165 11 0 4
27 Willard Schmidt 25 26 43 38 3 5 2 0 0 1 0 1 8 .132 .154 .184 .338 7 2 0 4
28 Dick Sisler* 32 39 144 132 17 46 8 2 4 29 0 10 8 .348 .399 .530 .929 70 0 1 1
29 Virgil Stallcup 31 130 509 478 48 116 19 7 3 37 0 21 44 .243 .275 .331 .605 158 10 0 10
30 Gene Swinger 24 17 22 17 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 .059 .200 .059 .259 1 1 0 2
31 Bill Woop* 29 17 15 13 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .077 .077 .077 .154 1 1 0 2
31 Players 28.2 155 5679 4995 613 1223 193 46 79 574 40 594 754 .245 .328 .349 .677 1745 120 20 70
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
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 Name 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 William Allen* 23 0 4 .000 11
2 Ralph Beard 24 14 8 .636 4.02 33 27 11 1 197.0 211 95 88 12 87 82 8 1 7 1.513 9.6 0.5 4.0 3.7 0.94
3 Gary Blaylock 21 7 13 .350 5.06 26 22 7 1 153.0 166 97 86 8 85 114 7 0 4 1.641 9.8 0.5 5.0 6.7 1.34
4 Dick Bokelmann 26 1 2 .333 14
5 Jack Cardey 31 2 5 .286 3.54 8 8 3 1 56.0 56 25 22 4 20 22 1 0 1 1.357 9.0 0.6 3.2 3.5 1.10
6 Robert Hoch* 28 6 3 .667 3.34 12 6 2 1 62.0 56 26 23 8 21 27 0 1 0 1.242 8.1 1.2 3.0 3.9 1.29
7 James Kirk* 25 8 15 .348 4.04 28 26 10 1 165.0 167 91 74 12 61 40 6 0 3 1.382 9.1 0.7 3.3 2.2 0.66
8 Jim Michalec 23 1 5 .167 5.37 14 8 1 0 52.0 64 33 31 5 26 21 1 0 2 1.731 11.1 0.9 4.5 3.6 0.81
9 Herb Moford 24 6 3 .667 3.91 37 5 3 1 99.0 87 51 43 8 57 50 4 0 3 1.455 7.9 0.7 5.2 4.5 0.88
10 Hisel Patrick 27 7 5 .583 4.00 42 6 2 0 117.0 114 60 52 9 66 61 4 0 3 1.538 8.8 0.7 5.1 4.7 0.92
11 John Romonosky 23 3 2 .600 3.75 10 8 3 1 60.0 62 39 25 4 36 45 0 0 1 1.633 9.3 0.6 5.4 6.8 1.25
12 Willard Schmidt 25 5 11 .313 3.02 24 17 6 0 131.0 115 52 44 12 49 77 1 0 1 1.252 7.9 0.8 3.4 5.3 1.57
13 Allan Suter* 21 0 0 0.00 2 0 3.0 3 1 0 2 2 1.667 9.0 6.0 6.0 1.00
14 Gene Swinger 24 1 7 .125 5.95 16 8 3 1 65.0 90 53 43 8 21 28 3 0 3 1.708 12.5 1.1 2.9 3.9 1.33
15 Bill Woop* 29 2 5 .286 6.28 17 8 1 0 53.0 65 45 37 6 37 25 1 0 3 1.925 11.0 1.0 6.3 4.2 0.68
15 Players 24.8 64 90 .416 155 155 752
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Bill Sarni 109 464 42 7 7 .986 4.64 5
Danny Baich 38 193 20 4 3 .982 5.61 1
Pete Riggan 14 66 12 4 1 .951 5.57 1

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mo Mozzali 153 1360 116 10 155 .993 9.65

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Virgil Stallcup 110 228 302 16 62 .971 4.82
Dummy Lynch 34 62 87 8 18 .949 4.38
Sherwin Dixon 15 43 45 3 18 .967 5.87

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Billy Johnson 105 94 185 17 15 .943 2.66
Dummy Lynch 32 18 60 14 6 .848 2.44
Bob Hyatt 24 17 35 7 2 .881 2.17

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Sherwin Dixon 134 248 396 28 96 .958 4.81
Virgil Stallcup 18 26 55 3 16 .964 4.50
Dummy Lynch 15 24 26 2 12 .962 3.33

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Russ Derry 131 258 19 8 8 .972 2.11
James Neufeldt 77 136 3 1 0 .993 1.81
Larry Miggins 73 140 4 3 0 .980 1.97
Benjamin Downs 65 118 3 2 0 .984 1.86
Roy Broome 52 135 7 3 2 .979 2.73
Dick Sisler 38 55 3 5 0 .921 1.53
Pete Riggan 34 42 5 2 1 .959 1.38
Dummy Lynch 18 22 3 0 1 1.000 1.39
William Killinger 15 32 2 1 0 .971 2.27

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Hisel Patrick 42 8 25 3 2 .917 0.79
Herb Moford 37 5 20 2 4 .926 0.68
Ralph Beard 33 17 36 2 5 .964 1.61
James Kirk 28 14 39 2 6 .964 1.89
Gary Blaylock 26 8 29 2 4 .949 1.42
Willard Schmidt 24 8 26 2 6 .944 1.42
Bill Woop 17 2 7 2 0 .818 0.53
Dick Bokelmann 14 4 9 3 1 .813 0.93
Jim Michalec 14 3 9 0 1 1.000 0.86
Robert Hoch 12 4 13 3 2 .850 1.42
William Allen 11 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.18
John Romonosky 10 6 4 2 1 .833 1.00
Jack Cardey 8 0.00
Allan Suter 2 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
William Allen 23 L L 5' 11.0" 180 1930
Danny Baich 27 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Dec 25, 1925 Detroit, MI, US
Ralph Beard 24 R R 6' 5.0" 200 Feb 11, 1929 Cincinnati, OH, US
Gary Blaylock 21 R R 6' 0.0" 196 Oct 11, 1931 Clarkton, MO, US
Dick Bokelmann 26 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Oct 26, 1926 Arlington Heights, IL, US
Roy Broome 32 R R 5' 11.0" 160 Feb 17, 1921 Norwood, NC, US
Jack Cardey 31 R R 6' 0.0" 190 1922
Lou Ciola 30 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Sep 6, 1922 Norfolk, VA, US
Russ Derry 36 L R 6' 1.0" 180 Oct 7, 1916 Princeton, MO, US
Sherwin Dixon 22 R 6' 0.0" 170 Nov 4, 1930 Lynchburg, VA, US
Benjamin Downs 23 L R 6' 2.0" 200 Aug 13, 1929 Highland Park, MI, US
Melvin Greer 23 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Aug 11, 1929
Francis Haus 26 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1927
Robert Hoch 28 L L 5' 11.0" 160 1925
Roland Hubbard 23 R L 6' 2.0" 185 1930
Bob Hyatt 26 R 6' 1.0" 195 Oct 3, 1926 Little Rock, AR, US
Billy Johnson 34 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Aug 30, 1918 Montclair, NJ, US
Elroy Joyce 28 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Jun 22, 1925 Stokes County, NC, US
Everette Joyner 25 L R 6' 2.0" 188 Sep 9, 1927
William Killinger 25 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Dec 1, 1927 PA, US
James Kirk 25 R L 6' 3.0" 205 1928
Dummy Lynch 27 R R 5' 11.0" 174 Feb 7, 1926 Dallas, TX, US
Fred Marolewski 24 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Oct 6, 1928 Chicago, IL, US
Gregory Masson 31 R R 6' 0.0" 180 1922
Jim Michalec 23 R R 5' 11.0" 185 1930
Larry Miggins 27 R R 6' 4.0" 198 Aug 20, 1925 Bronx, NY, US
Herb Moford 24 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Aug 6, 1928 Brooksville, KY, US
Mo Mozzali 30 L L 5' 10.0" 158 Dec 12, 1922 Louisville, KY, US
James Neufeldt 26 R 6' 0.0" 160 1927
Joseph Ossola 24 R R 6' 3.0" 190 1929
Hisel Patrick 27 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Aug 21, 1925
Vern Rapp 25 R R 6' 0.0" 195 May 11, 1928 St. Louis, MO, US
Pete Riggan 28 L R 6' 0.0" 196 1925
John Romonosky 23 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Jul 7, 1929 Harrisburg, IL, US
Bill Sarni 25 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Sep 19, 1927 Los Angeles, CA, US
Willard Schmidt 25 R R 6' 1.0" 187 May 29, 1928 Hays, KS, US
Dick Sisler 32 L R 6' 2.0" 205 Nov 2, 1920 St. Louis, MO, US
Donald Spencer 25 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Sep 9, 1927 Pittsburgh, PA, US
Virgil Stallcup 31 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Jan 3, 1922 Ravensford, NC, US
Allan Suter 21 L L 6' 2.0" 190 Sep 6, 1931 Kalamazoo, MI, US
Gene Swinger 24 R R 5' 11.0" 176 1929
Ronald Unke 22 R R 5' 11.0" 185 1931
Bill Woop 29 L L 6' 1.0" 210 Sep 13, 1923 New York, NY, US

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