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1953 Omaha Cardinals

1953 > Class A > 1953 Western League
Overall: 74-80
Scored 618 runs, Allowed 701 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 68-86

Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals-NL
Manager: George Kissell
Represented: Omaha, NE
Ballpark: Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium (Omaha, NE)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952 / 1954

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Hoyt Benedict2326121000.083.0831
2Pidge Browne*2480304891548.293.447136
3Lou Ciola30506216200.258.29018
4Dick Derganc*241150000.000.0000
5Paul Dewey2548609000.150.1509
6Joseph DiMartino2524427201.167.28612
7Paul Doughty2626173000.176.1763
8Gene Faszholz*241383781011941.267.347131
9Melvin Greer2339488200.167.20810
10Robert Heins?2026296000.207.2076
11William Hinson2116403001.075.1506
12Larry Jackson22398215401.183.26822
13Jim King*2013746012924210.280.407187
14Andy Lee*2015055214020154.254.366202
15Herb Mancini251465341241050.232.270144
16Frank Mancuso354010220402.196.29430
17Hector Mayer268427262711.228.27274
18Jerry Mertz2630414000.098.0984
19Jim Michalec2316192000.105.1052
20Walter Montgomery2237657000.108.1087
21Marvin Nevins194710015211.150.22022
22Russ Rac2312644413424823.302.547243
23Miguel Rivera358828175721.267.31789
24Robert Rooney233913437500.276.31342
25Eli Russo2611328101.250.37512
26Hal Smith22107339731011.215.26088
27Tony Stathos*2056497110.143.20410
28Gene Swinger2429335000.152.1525
29Earl Weaver221414781161603.243.295141
29 Players23.7154581150696181231175465952950646630.243.328.330.659167596
* - 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
1Hoyt Benedict2334.4294.9126255.06337303421.90910.30.56.9
2Lou Ciola3074.6364.0742084.010053383301.54810.70.33.2
3Paul Dewey25138.6193.394426191.0186897213871.4298.80.64.1
4Paul Doughty2614.2004.5025768.06954347461.6919.10.96.1
5Melvin Greer2338.2735.34191259.04944350581.8147.50.08.8
6Robert Heins?2033.5003.6025885.07842342441.4358.30.24.7
7Larry Jackson22109.5262.442220162.013950444661.2657.70.23.7
8Jerry Mertz2657.4174.622914115.014172599421.59111.00.73.3
9Jim Michalec2325.2864.3415756.06238272371.76810.00.35.9
10Walter Montgomery*22139.5912.433727196.017073536971.3627.80.34.5
11Tony Stathos*2098.5293.933320142.013873624961.6488.70.36.1
12Gene Swinger2448.3333.4223992.08340354421.3598.10.44.1
12 Players23.77480.481154154701
* - 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


Hal Smith914484917.9675.46
Frank Mancuso33154111.9945.00
Marvin Nevins33136115.9674.45
William Hinson126344.9445.58


Gene Faszholz826934612.9849.01
Pidge Browne806954710.9879.28


Earl Weaver13934438917.9775.27
Robert Rooney1742486.9385.29


Miguel Rivera815511525.8722.10


Hector Mayer8014426033.9245.05
Herb Mancini6714521618.9535.39


Andy Lee147298158.9752.13
Jim King1262121211.9531.78
Russ Rac123218125.9791.87


Paul Dewey440.00
Lou Ciola420.00
Walter Montgomery370.00
Tony Stathos330.00
Jerry Mertz290.00
Hoyt Benedict260.00
Paul Doughty250.00
Robert Heins250.00
Gene Swinger230.00
Larry Jackson220.00
Jim Michalec150.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Hoyt Benedict23RR5' 11.0"1751930
Pidge Browne24LL6' 1.0"190Mar 21, 1929Peekskill, NY, US
Lou Ciola30RR5' 9.0"165Sep 6, 1922Norfolk, VA, US
Dick Derganc24LL5' 8.0"160Feb 18, 1929Berkeley, CA, US
Paul Dewey25RR5' 8.0"1651928
Joseph DiMartino25R6' 0.0"1901928
Paul Doughty26RR6' 0.0"185Jul 5, 1926Bangor, ME, US
Gene Faszholz24L5' 10.0"1601929
Chuck Forrest24RR5' 11.0"160May 28, 1929
Melvin Greer23RR6' 0.0"185Aug 11, 1929
Robert Heins206' 6.0"2251933
William Hinson21R5' 11.0"1801932
Larry Jackson22RR6' 1.0"175Jun 2, 1931Nampa, ID, US
Robert Jenkins22R6' 1.0"1901931
Jim King20LR6' 0.0"185Aug 27, 1932Elkins, AR, US
Andy Lee20LR5' 11.0"1751933
Herb Mancini25RR5' 8.0"1601928
Frank Mancuso35RR6' 0.0"195May 23, 1918Houston, TX, US
Hector Mayer26RR5' 10.0"1721927
Jerry Mertz26RR6' 1.0"185Apr 11, 1927Youngwood, PA, US
Jim Michalec23RR5' 11.0"1851930
Walter Montgomery22RL5' 10.0"187Jul 25, 1930Leavenworth, KS, US
Marvin Nevins19R5' 10.0"1851934
Bobby Powledge23L5' 10.0"1671930
Russ Rac23RR5' 11.0"188Jun 15, 1930Galveston, TX, US
Miguel Rivera35R5' 10.0"1721918
Robert Rooney23R5' 10.0"1701930
Eli Russo26R5' 10.0"1801927
Hal Smith22RR5' 10.0"186Jun 1, 1931Barling, AR, US
Herbert Solberg19RR6' 3.0"190Mar 13, 1934Mobile, AL, US
Robert St. Pierre21RL6' 5.0"1851932
Tony Stathos20LL5' 10.0"170Nov 30, 1932Sacramento, CA, US
Gene Swinger24RR5' 11.0"1761929
Donald Thomas19RR5' 11.0"1851934
Earl Weaver22RR5' 7.0"180Aug 14, 1930St. Louis, MO, US

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