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1953 Syracuse Chiefs

1953 > Class AAA > 1953 International League
Overall: 58-95
Scored 627 runs, Allowed 779 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 62-91

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Bruno Betzel
Represented: Syracuse, NY
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 Johnny Blatnik 32 138 537 463 66 123 13 5 18 76 1 62 105 .266 .363 .432 .795 200 9 3
2 Marv Blaylock* 23 70 291 254 37 61 10 1 5 24 3 30 53 .240 .325 .346 .672 88 2 5
3 Jim Brideweser 26 84 375 320 52 87 20 6 1 27 9 45 30 .272 .370 .381 .752 122 5 5
4 Joe Budny 27 13 10 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .300 .300 .300 .600 3 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
5 Claude Corbitt 37 31 96 87 10 19 5 0 0 15 0 8 9 .218 .284 .276 .560 24 0 1
6 John Douglas* 35 77 283 246 27 52 6 3 0 21 3 32 35 .211 .302 .260 .562 64 0 5
7 Bill Drescher* 32 55 151 133 12 37 9 0 1 14 0 16 13 .278 .360 .368 .728 49 1 1
8 Arthur Dyck 29 28 30 27 2 8 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 .296 .345 .333 .678 9 1 1
9 Carden Gillenwater 36 147 590 506 56 126 16 4 4 75 9 79 52 .249 .352 .320 .672 162 1 4
10 Jack Griffore 32 31 72 66 3 14 4 0 0 3 0 1 10 .212 .235 .273 .508 18 1 4
11 Arthur Hartley 30 34 65 52 4 9 1 0 0 3 0 10 10 .173 .306 .192 .499 10 0 3
12 Dick Kinaman 27 57 185 168 14 39 6 2 1 20 1 12 21 .232 .295 .310 .605 52 3 2
13 Kurt Krieger 26 33 21 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 .000 .053 .000 .053 0 0 2 Stats for 2 teams
14 Bob Landeck 28 46 37 30 3 8 0 1 0 3 0 7 5 .267 .405 .333 .739 10 0 0
15 Lynn Lovenguth* 30 55 96 83 11 20 3 0 0 7 0 11 14 .241 .337 .277 .614 23 1 1
16 Duke Markell 29 52 93 86 3 16 1 0 0 5 0 6 26 .186 .239 .198 .437 17 0 1
17 Roy Partee 35 64 209 185 12 33 5 0 1 17 1 23 35 .178 .269 .222 .491 41 0 1
18 Jim Robertson 25 28 90 72 15 19 2 0 0 5 1 15 7 .264 .398 .292 .689 21 1 2
19 Jack Robinson 32 26 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .083 .000 .083 0 0 0
20 Hector Rodriguez 33 148 634 527 90 159 21 7 4 62 12 96 62 .302 .417 .391 .808 206 8 3
21 Art Schult 25 86 318 288 30 70 12 2 8 47 1 24 31 .243 .310 .382 .692 110 4 2
22 Frank Verdi 27 90 377 330 50 89 13 3 1 29 12 42 31 .270 .352 .336 .689 111 0 5
23 Johnny Welaj 39 57 144 131 11 28 4 0 0 8 1 11 14 .214 .280 .244 .524 32 1 1
24 Jeff Williams# 25 17 67 59 9 12 1 1 0 7 0 6 16 .203 .288 .254 .542 15 1 1
25 Marvin Williams* 23 39 49 42 4 11 1 1 0 4 0 5 9 .262 .340 .333 .674 14 0 2
26 Hank Workman* 27 123 427 376 53 97 23 1 9 56 2 43 18 .258 .340 .396 .737 149 4 4
27 Benny Zientara 35 98 370 299 45 77 14 1 3 36 0 66 19 .258 .393 .341 .735 102 1 4
27 Players 30.6 153 5681 4919 627 1222 190 39 58 567 54 656 652 .248 .342 .338 .680 1664 44 62
* - 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 Joe Budny 27 1 0 1.000 13 Stats for 2 teams
2 Arthur Dyck* 29 2 6 .250 5.40 24 8 2 1 65.0 92 50 39 5 28 19 4 0 3 1.846 12.7 0.7 3.9 2.6 0.68
3 Jack Griffore 32 10 16 .385 4.28 31 24 13 1 187.0 210 97 89 20 50 60 0 0 5 1.390 10.1 1.0 2.4 2.9 1.20
4 Arthur Hartley 30 10 16 .385 4.08 34 27 12 2 194.0 194 96 88 15 54 79 1 0 6 1.278 9.0 0.7 2.5 3.7 1.46
5 Kurt Krieger 26 1 2 .333 5.36 33 4 0 0 94.0 93 58 56 13 33 38 3 1 1 1.340 8.9 1.2 3.2 3.6 1.15 Stats for 2 teams
6 Bob Landeck 28 6 9 .400 4.95 45 12 4 1 120.0 137 70 66 6 29 32 1 0 1 1.383 10.3 0.4 2.2 2.4 1.10
7 Lynn Lovenguth 30 11 13 .458 4.68 34 25 10 0 179.0 191 118 93 17 86 87 3 0 5 1.547 9.6 0.9 4.3 4.4 1.01
8 Duke Markell 29 11 17 .393 3.86 52 30 11 0 247.0 258 136 106 25 98 155 0 0 3 1.441 9.4 0.9 3.6 5.6 1.58
9 Jack Robinson 32 1 2 .333 5.29 26 2 0 0 51.0 49 35 30 6 30 12 1 0 2 1.549 8.6 1.1 5.3 2.1 0.40
10 Marvin Williams* 23 6 12 .333 4.89 35 20 4 0 140.0 149 95 76 10 93 60 4 0 10 1.729 9.6 0.6 6.0 3.9 0.65
10 Players 28.7 58 95 .379 153 153 779
* - 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
Roy Partee 59 212 26 9 7 .964 4.03 1
Dick Kinaman 47 184 26 4 6 .981 4.47 2
Bill Drescher 35 146 12 3 2 .981 4.51 1
Jim Robertson 26 98 11 3 0 .973 4.19 1

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Douglas 76 600 47 5 59 .992 8.51
Marv Blaylock 67 578 36 4 44 .994 9.16
Hank Workman 17 106 4 5 10 .957 6.47

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Benny Zientara 90 205 187 9 45 .978 4.36
Frank Verdi 67 178 148 6 37 .982 4.87

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Hector Rodriguez 116 127 256 12 21 .970 3.30
Johnny Welaj 19 22 21 7 4 .860 2.26

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Brideweser 84 158 242 22 46 .948 4.76
Hector Rodriguez 32 48 100 10 13 .937 4.63
Frank Verdi 20 26 50 6 8 .927 3.80
Claude Corbitt 17 24 39 2 9 .969 3.71

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Carden Gillenwater 147 388 25 12 6 .972 2.81
Johnny Blatnik 130 256 11 10 2 .964 2.05
Hank Workman 93 177 4 9 0 .953 1.95
Art Schult 79 150 4 1 2 .994 1.95
Johnny Welaj 22 36 1 1 0 .974 1.68
Jeff Williams 15 23 2 3 0 .893 1.67

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Duke Markell 52 11 19 3 1 .909 0.58
Bob Landeck 45 6 30 0 3 1.000 0.80
Marvin Williams 35 14 26 1 2 .976 1.14
Arthur Hartley 34 9 33 1 1 .977 1.24
Lynn Lovenguth 34 3 20 2 1 .920 0.68
Kurt Krieger 33 4 11 0 3 1.000 0.45 Stats for 2 teams
Jack Griffore 31 15 28 0 2 1.000 1.39
Jack Robinson 26 4 12 1 0 .941 0.62
Arthur Dyck 24 5 16 1 1 .955 0.88
Joe Budny 13 0 6 1 1 .857 0.46 Stats for 2 teams

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Charles Bell 26 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Aug 30, 1926 Redondo Beach, CA, US
Jim Blackburn 29 R R 6' 4.0" 175 Jun 19, 1924 Warsaw, KY, US
Johnny Blatnik 32 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Mar 10, 1921 Bridgeport, OH, US
Marv Blaylock 23 L L 6' 1.0" 175 Sep 30, 1929 Fort Smith, AR, US
Jim Brideweser 26 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Feb 13, 1927 Lancaster, OH, US
Joe Budny 27 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 14, 1926
Claude Corbitt 37 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Jul 21, 1915 Sunbury, NC, US
John Douglas 35 L L 6' 2.0" 195 Sep 14, 1917 Thayer, WV, US
Bill Drescher 32 L R 6' 2.0" 190 May 23, 1921 Congers, NY, US
Arthur Dyck 29 R L 6' 5.0" 205 1924
Carden Gillenwater 36 R R 6' 1.0" 175 May 13, 1917 Riceville, TN, US
Lee Griffeth 28 S L 5' 11.0" 180 May 20, 1925 Carmel, NY, US
Jack Griffore 32 R R 5' 11.0" 195 Mar 28, 1921
Arthur Hartley 30 R R 6' 0.0" 200 1923
Harley Hisner 26 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Nov 6, 1926 Maples, IN, US
Dick Kinaman 27 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Nov 10, 1925 Los Angeles, CA, US
Kurt Krieger 26 R R 6' 3.0" 212 Sep 16, 1926 Traisen, AT
Hank LaManna 33 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Aug 22, 1919 Waterton, PA, US
Bob Landeck 28 R R 6' 0.0" 195 May 17, 1925 Blue Island, IL, US
Lynn Lovenguth 30 L R 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 29, 1922 Camden, NJ, US
Duke Markell 29 R R 6' 1.0" 209 Aug 17, 1923 Paris, FR
Len Okrie 29 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jul 16, 1923 Detroit, MI, US
Roy Partee 35 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Sep 7, 1917 Los Angeles, CA, US
Jim Robertson 25 R R 5' 9.0" 183 Jan 29, 1928 Chicago, IL, US
Jack Robinson 32 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Feb 20, 1921 Orange, NJ, US
Hector Rodriguez 33 R R 5' 8.0" 165 Jun 13, 1920 Alquizar, CU
Art Schult 25 R R 6' 3.0" 210 Jun 20, 1928 Brooklyn, NY, US
Wayne Tucker 30 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Sep 18, 1922 Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, MX
Frank Verdi 27 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Jun 2, 1926 Brooklyn, NY, US
Charles Weathers 26 L R 5' 10.0" 175 Jan 13, 1927 Shelby, NC, US
Johnny Welaj 39 R R 6' 0.0" 164 May 27, 1914 Moss Creek, PA, US
Jeff Williams 25 S R 5' 10.0" 170 Jul 10, 1927 Orlando, FL, US
Marvin Williams 23 L L 5' 10.0" 170 1930
Bill Woop 29 L L 6' 1.0" 210 Sep 13, 1923 New York, NY, US
Hank Workman 27 L R 6' 1.0" 185 Feb 5, 1926 Los Angeles, CA, US
Benny Zientara 35 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Feb 14, 1918 Chicago, IL, US

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