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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
1William Allen*231277130000001.429.429.429.8573000
2Danny Baich275315413614375101801814.272.357.324.68144400
3Ralph Beard243372633800040218.
4Gary Blaylock212855505940130124.180.196.320.51616104
5Dick Bokelmann261497120000024.286.444.286.7302000
6Roy Broome325221119125599632141729.309.368.466.83489412
7Russ Derry*36141532450671111732065579111.247.363.431.794194430
8Sherwin Dixon?2215258148568109132333118471.225.348.278.627135584
9Benjamin Downs*237826822729617263813833.269.374.396.77090303
10Francis Haus261028232100000511.
11Robert Hoch*28142827250002106.
12Bob Hyatt26291111011121611140813.208.273.317.59032411
13Billy Johnson34113432374528716243705240.233.329.318.6481191224
14Everette Joyner*25101615140001111.267.313.267.5794000
15William Killinger25156759111540110079.254.333.373.70622101
16James Kirk2531615881310150314.
17Dummy Lynch2711736532438678133113641.
18Jim Michalec23141211010000015.
19Larry Miggins27783022822563111104721655.223.272.376.6481061231
20Herb Moford24382220110000027.
21Mo Mozzali*30154641534911572712572110044.294.406.418.8242231716
22James Neufeldt269324821921444101552638.
23Hisel Patrick274334331700000010.
24Pete Riggan*285915914019412362331824.293.373.479.85267501
25John Romonosky23122221142002011.
26Bill Sarni251304414044111225286043344.277.332.408.7401651104
27Willard Schmidt25264338352001018.
28Dick Sisler*32391441321746824290108.348.399.530.92970011
29Virgil Stallcup311305094784811619733702144.243.275.331.60515810010
30Gene Swinger24172217110002033.
31Bill Woop*29171513210000006.
31 Players28.2155567949956131223193467957440594754.245.328.349.67717451202070
* - 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
1William Allen*2304.00011
2Ralph Beard24148.6364.023327111197.021195881287828171.5139.
3Gary Blaylock21713.3505.06262271153.016697868851147041.6419.
4Dick Bokelmann2612.33314
5Jack Cardey3125.2863.54883156.0562522420221011.3579.
6Robert Hoch*2863.6673.341262162.0562623821270101.2428.
7James Kirk*25815.3484.042826101165.016791741261406031.3829.
8Jim Michalec2315.1675.371481052.0643331526211021.73111.
9Herb Moford2463.6673.913753199.0875143857504031.4557.
10Hisel Patrick2775.5834.0042620117.01146052966614031.5388.
11John Romonosky2332.6003.751083160.0623925436450011.6339.
12Willard Schmidt25511.3133.02241760131.011552441249771011.2527.
13Allan Suter*21000.00203.0310221.6679.
14Gene Swinger2417.1255.951683165.0905343821283031.70812.
15Bill Woop*2925.2866.281781053.0654537637251031.92511.
15 Players24.86490.416155155752
* - 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


Bill Sarni1094644277.9864.645
Danny Baich381932043.9825.611
Pete Riggan14661241.9515.571


Mo Mozzali153136011610155.9939.65


Virgil Stallcup1102283021662.9714.82
Dummy Lynch346287818.9494.38
Sherwin Dixon154345318.9675.87


Billy Johnson105941851715.9432.66
Dummy Lynch321860146.8482.44
Bob Hyatt24173572.8812.17


Sherwin Dixon1342483962896.9584.81
Virgil Stallcup182655316.9644.50
Dummy Lynch152426212.9623.33


Russ Derry1312581988.9722.11
James Neufeldt77136310.9931.81
Larry Miggins73140430.9801.97
Benjamin Downs65118320.9841.86
Roy Broome52135732.9792.73
Dick Sisler3855350.9211.53
Pete Riggan3442521.9591.38
Dummy Lynch18223011.0001.39
William Killinger1532210.9712.27


Hisel Patrick4282532.9170.79
Herb Moford3752024.9260.68
Ralph Beard33173625.9641.61
James Kirk28143926.9641.89
Gary Blaylock2682924.9491.42
Willard Schmidt2482626.9441.42
Bill Woop172720.8180.53
Dick Bokelmann144931.8130.93
Jim Michalec1439011.0000.86
Robert Hoch1241332.8501.42
William Allen1120001.0000.18
John Romonosky106421.8331.00
Jack Cardey80.00
Allan Suter20.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
William Allen23LL5' 11.0"1801930
Danny Baich27RR5' 11.0"190Dec 25, 1925Detroit, MI, US
Ralph Beard24RR6' 5.0"200Feb 11, 1929Cincinnati, OH, US
Gary Blaylock21RR6' 0.0"196Oct 11, 1931Clarkton, MO, US
Dick Bokelmann26RR6' 0.0"180Oct 26, 1926Arlington Heights, IL, US
Roy Broome32RR5' 11.0"160Feb 17, 1921Norwood, NC, US
Jack Cardey31RR6' 0.0"1901922
Lou Ciola30RR5' 9.0"165Sep 6, 1922Norfolk, VA, US
Russ Derry36LR6' 1.0"180Oct 7, 1916Princeton, MO, US
Sherwin Dixon22R6' 0.0"170Nov 4, 1930Lynchburg, VA, US
Benjamin Downs23LR6' 2.0"200Aug 13, 1929Highland Park, MI, US
Melvin Greer23RR6' 0.0"185Aug 11, 1929
Francis Haus26RR6' 0.0"1851927
Robert Hoch28LL5' 11.0"1601925
Roland Hubbard23RL6' 2.0"1851930
Bob Hyatt26R6' 1.0"195Oct 3, 1926Little Rock, AR, US
Billy Johnson34RR5' 10.0"180Aug 30, 1918Montclair, NJ, US
Elroy Joyce28RR6' 2.0"185Jun 22, 1925Stokes County, NC, US
Everette Joyner25LR6' 2.0"188Sep 9, 1927
William Killinger25RR5' 10.0"175Dec 1, 1927PA, US
James Kirk25RL6' 3.0"2051928
Dummy Lynch27RR5' 11.0"174Feb 7, 1926Dallas, TX, US
Fred Marolewski24RR6' 2.0"205Oct 6, 1928Chicago, IL, US
Gregory Masson31RR6' 0.0"1801922
Jim Michalec23RR5' 11.0"1851930
Larry Miggins27RR6' 4.0"198Aug 20, 1925Bronx, NY, US
Herb Moford24RR6' 1.0"175Aug 6, 1928Brooksville, KY, US
Mo Mozzali30LL5' 10.0"158Dec 12, 1922Louisville, KY, US
James Neufeldt26R6' 0.0"1601927
Joseph Ossola24RR6' 3.0"1901929
Hisel Patrick27RR6' 2.0"190Aug 21, 1925
Vern Rapp25RR6' 0.0"195May 11, 1928St. Louis, MO, US
Pete Riggan28LR6' 0.0"1961925
John Romonosky23RR6' 2.0"195Jul 7, 1929Harrisburg, IL, US
Bill Sarni25RR5' 11.0"180Sep 19, 1927Los Angeles, CA, US
Willard Schmidt25RR6' 1.0"187May 29, 1928Hays, KS, US
Dick Sisler32LR6' 2.0"205Nov 2, 1920St. Louis, MO, US
Donald Spencer25RR5' 11.0"185Sep 9, 1927Pittsburgh, PA, US
Virgil Stallcup31RR6' 3.0"185Jan 3, 1922Ravensford, NC, US
Allan Suter21LL6' 2.0"190Sep 6, 1931Kalamazoo, MI, US
Gene Swinger24RR5' 11.0"1761929
Ronald Unke22RR5' 11.0"1851931
Bill Woop29LL6' 1.0"210Sep 13, 1923New York, NY, US

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