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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
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 Hoyt Benedict 23 26 12 1 0 0 0 .083 .083 1
2 Pidge Browne* 24 80 304 89 15 4 8 .293 .447 136
3 Lou Ciola 30 50 62 16 2 0 0 .258 .290 18
4 Dick Derganc* 24 11 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
5 Paul Dewey 25 48 60 9 0 0 0 .150 .150 9
6 Joseph DiMartino 25 24 42 7 2 0 1 .167 .286 12
7 Paul Doughty 26 26 17 3 0 0 0 .176 .176 3
8 Gene Faszholz* 24 138 378 101 19 4 1 .267 .347 131
9 Melvin Greer 23 39 48 8 2 0 0 .167 .208 10
10 Robert Heins? 20 26 29 6 0 0 0 .207 .207 6
11 William Hinson 21 16 40 3 0 0 1 .075 .150 6
12 Larry Jackson 22 39 82 15 4 0 1 .183 .268 22
13 Jim King* 20 137 460 129 24 2 10 .280 .407 187
14 Andy Lee* 20 150 552 140 20 15 4 .254 .366 202
15 Herb Mancini 25 146 534 124 10 5 0 .232 .270 144
16 Frank Mancuso 35 40 102 20 4 0 2 .196 .294 30
17 Hector Mayer 26 84 272 62 7 1 1 .228 .272 74
18 Jerry Mertz 26 30 41 4 0 0 0 .098 .098 4
19 Jim Michalec 23 16 19 2 0 0 0 .105 .105 2
20 Walter Montgomery 22 37 65 7 0 0 0 .108 .108 7
21 Marvin Nevins 19 47 100 15 2 1 1 .150 .220 22
22 Russ Rac 23 126 444 134 24 8 23 .302 .547 243
23 Miguel Rivera 35 88 281 75 7 2 1 .267 .317 89
24 Robert Rooney 23 39 134 37 5 0 0 .276 .313 42
25 Eli Russo 26 11 32 8 1 0 1 .250 .375 12
26 Hal Smith 22 107 339 73 10 1 1 .215 .260 88
27 Tony Stathos* 20 56 49 7 1 1 0 .143 .204 10
28 Gene Swinger 24 29 33 5 0 0 0 .152 .152 5
29 Earl Weaver 22 141 478 116 16 0 3 .243 .295 141
29 Players 23.7 154 5811 5069 618 1231 175 46 59 529 50 646 630 .243 .328 .330 .659 1675 96
* - 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 Hoyt Benedict 23 3 4 .429 4.91 26 2 55.0 63 37 30 3 42 1.909 10.3 0.5 6.9
2 Lou Ciola 30 7 4 .636 4.07 42 0 84.0 100 53 38 3 30 1.548 10.7 0.3 3.2
3 Paul Dewey 25 13 8 .619 3.39 44 26 191.0 186 89 72 13 87 1.429 8.8 0.6 4.1
4 Paul Doughty 26 1 4 .200 4.50 25 7 68.0 69 54 34 7 46 1.691 9.1 0.9 6.1
5 Melvin Greer 23 3 8 .273 5.34 19 12 59.0 49 44 35 0 58 1.814 7.5 0.0 8.8
6 Robert Heins? 20 3 3 .500 3.60 25 8 85.0 78 42 34 2 44 1.435 8.3 0.2 4.7
7 Larry Jackson 22 10 9 .526 2.44 22 20 162.0 139 50 44 4 66 1.265 7.7 0.2 3.7
8 Jerry Mertz 26 5 7 .417 4.62 29 14 115.0 141 72 59 9 42 1.591 11.0 0.7 3.3
9 Jim Michalec 23 2 5 .286 4.34 15 7 56.0 62 38 27 2 37 1.768 10.0 0.3 5.9
10 Walter Montgomery* 22 13 9 .591 2.43 37 27 196.0 170 73 53 6 97 1.362 7.8 0.3 4.5
11 Tony Stathos* 20 9 8 .529 3.93 33 20 142.0 138 73 62 4 96 1.648 8.7 0.3 6.1
12 Gene Swinger 24 4 8 .333 3.42 23 9 92.0 83 40 35 4 42 1.359 8.1 0.4 4.1
12 Players 23.7 74 80 .481 154 154 701
* - 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
Hal Smith 91 448 49 17 .967 5.46
Frank Mancuso 33 154 11 1 .994 5.00
Marvin Nevins 33 136 11 5 .967 4.45
William Hinson 12 63 4 4 .944 5.58

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gene Faszholz 82 693 46 12 .984 9.01
Pidge Browne 80 695 47 10 .987 9.28

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Earl Weaver 139 344 389 17 .977 5.27
Robert Rooney 17 42 48 6 .938 5.29

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Miguel Rivera 81 55 115 25 .872 2.10

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Hector Mayer 80 144 260 33 .924 5.05
Herb Mancini 67 145 216 18 .953 5.39

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Andy Lee 147 298 15 8 .975 2.13
Jim King 126 212 12 11 .953 1.78
Russ Rac 123 218 12 5 .979 1.87

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Paul Dewey 44 0.00
Lou Ciola 42 0.00
Walter Montgomery 37 0.00
Tony Stathos 33 0.00
Jerry Mertz 29 0.00
Hoyt Benedict 26 0.00
Paul Doughty 25 0.00
Robert Heins 25 0.00
Gene Swinger 23 0.00
Larry Jackson 22 0.00
Jim Michalec 15 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Hoyt Benedict 23 R R 5' 11.0" 175 1930
Pidge Browne 24 L L 6' 1.0" 190 Mar 21, 1929 Peekskill, NY, US
Lou Ciola 30 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Sep 6, 1922 Norfolk, VA, US
Dick Derganc 24 L L 5' 8.0" 160 Feb 18, 1929 Berkeley, CA, US
Paul Dewey 25 R R 5' 8.0" 165 1928
Joseph DiMartino 25 R 6' 0.0" 190 1928
Paul Doughty 26 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jul 5, 1926 Bangor, ME, US
Gene Faszholz 24 L 5' 10.0" 160 1929
Chuck Forrest 24 R R 5' 11.0" 160 May 28, 1929
Melvin Greer 23 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Aug 11, 1929
Robert Heins 20 6' 6.0" 225 1933
William Hinson 21 R 5' 11.0" 180 1932
Larry Jackson 22 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Jun 2, 1931 Nampa, ID, US
Robert Jenkins 22 R 6' 1.0" 190 1931
Jim King 20 L R 6' 0.0" 185 Aug 27, 1932 Elkins, AR, US
Andy Lee 20 L R 5' 11.0" 175 1933
Herb Mancini 25 R R 5' 8.0" 160 1928
Frank Mancuso 35 R R 6' 0.0" 195 May 23, 1918 Houston, TX, US
Hector Mayer 26 R R 5' 10.0" 172 1927
Jerry Mertz 26 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Apr 11, 1927 Youngwood, PA, US
Jim Michalec 23 R R 5' 11.0" 185 1930
Walter Montgomery 22 R L 5' 10.0" 187 Jul 25, 1930 Leavenworth, KS, US
Marvin Nevins 19 R 5' 10.0" 185 1934
Bobby Powledge 23 L 5' 10.0" 167 1930
Russ Rac 23 R R 5' 11.0" 188 Jun 15, 1930 Galveston, TX, US
Miguel Rivera 35 R 5' 10.0" 172 1918
Robert Rooney 23 R 5' 10.0" 170 1930
Eli Russo 26 R 5' 10.0" 180 1927
Hal Smith 22 R R 5' 10.0" 186 Jun 1, 1931 Barling, AR, US
Herbert Solberg 19 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Mar 13, 1934 Mobile, AL, US
Robert St. Pierre 21 R L 6' 5.0" 185 1932
Tony Stathos 20 L L 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 30, 1932 Sacramento, CA, US
Gene Swinger 24 R R 5' 11.0" 176 1929
Donald Thomas 19 R R 5' 11.0" 185 1934
Earl Weaver 22 R R 5' 7.0" 180 Aug 14, 1930 St. Louis, MO, US

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