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1953 New Orleans Pelicans

1953 > Class AA > 1953 Southern Association
Overall: 76-78
Scored 775 runs, Allowed 742 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-74

Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates-NL
Manager: Danny Murtaugh
Represented: New Orleans, LA
Ballpark: Pelican Park (New Orleans, LA)
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 Gair Allie 21 32 104 91 7 22 2 0 1 12 2 13 16 .242 .337 .297 .633 27 0 0
2 Lee Anthony 34 49 22 18 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 .111 .158 .111 .269 2 0 3
3 John Baas* 25 11 19 16 3 7 1 0 1 2 0 3 0 .438 .526 .688 1.214 11 0 0
4 Don Beitter* 21 11 26 23 3 5 1 1 1 2 0 2 2 .217 .308 .478 .786 11 1 0
5 Mel Brookey 27 108 392 357 33 95 8 1 2 52 2 27 33 .266 .318 .311 .629 111 0 8
6 Don Carlsen 26 19 53 49 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 .143 .192 .143 .335 7 1 1
7 Dain Clay 33 82 316 270 47 82 7 1 1 30 2 35 30 .304 .392 .348 .740 94 4 7
8 Brandy Davis 25 136 599 515 86 140 25 1 4 48 36 67 75 .272 .361 .348 .709 179 5 12
9 George Dries* 28 3 3 2 .667
10 Erv Dusak 32 81 288 242 46 73 10 1 5 44 5 42 35 .302 .409 .413 .822 100 2 2
11 Duane Eckert 22 3 3 2 .667
12 Preston Elkins 30 47 52 50 4 11 4 0 1 4 0 1 9 .220 .235 .360 .595 18 0 1
13 Bob Garber 24 11 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 3
14 Ernesto Garcia 19 17 57 53 7 9 2 0 0 2 1 3 5 .170 .214 .208 .422 11 0 1
15 Albert Gibb* 23 3 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
16 Al Grunwald* 23 154 658 591 86 173 28 7 18 111 4 64 104 .293 .363 .455 .818 269 1 2
17 Bill Hall* 24 69 234 210 23 59 8 1 1 23 2 24 18 .281 .355 .343 .698 72 0 0
18 Gail Henley* 24 151 652 579 98 168 32 3 12 82 11 62 53 .290 .363 .418 .781 242 4 7
19 Lou Klein 34 143 590 517 78 161 33 2 14 89 3 67 47 .311 .394 .464 .858 240 3 3
20 William LaThorpe* 24 29 25 25 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 11 .080 .080 .120 .200 3 0 0
21 Roy LeFevre 25 14 26 24 5 5 2 0 0 3 0 2 1 .208 .269 .292 .561 7 0 0
22 Dick Manville 26 14 18 17 3 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 .235 .235 .353 .588 6 0 1
23 James Monahan 23 46 175 157 24 44 6 2 2 22 0 12 20 .280 .347 .382 .729 60 4 2
24 Felipe Montemayor* 25 76 306 259 55 61 7 8 16 50 6 43 58 .236 .351 .510 .860 132 3 1
25 Danny Murtaugh 35 3 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
26 Peter Nicolis* 23 24 49 41 3 9 2 0 0 2 0 5 10 .220 .304 .268 .573 11 0 3 Stats for 2 teams
27 Paul Pettit* 21 18 26 22 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 .182 .308 .182 .490 4 1 0
28 Bob Purkey 23 31 81 69 8 11 0 0 1 5 0 6 22 .159 .237 .203 .440 14 1 5
29 Bob Schultz 29 18 51 47 1 8 0 0 0 6 0 1 16 .170 .188 .170 .358 8 0 3
30 Sonny Senerchia 22 74 301 276 36 71 13 2 10 51 4 21 39 .257 .319 .428 .746 118 4 0
31 Charles Sipple 33 12 16 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 2
32 Dick Smith 25 147 677 587 104 165 33 7 3 45 24 85 55 .281 .374 .376 .750 221 2 3
33 Michael Turturro 23 15 41 31 5 7 2 0 0 1 1 9 8 .226 .400 .290 .690 9 0 1
34 Ed Wolfe 24 10 18 17 3 4 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 .235 .278 .294 .572 5 0 0
35 Len Yochim* 24 37 92 84 7 17 3 1 0 4 0 4 11 .202 .239 .262 .501 22 0 4
35 Players 26.1 154 5982 5261 775 1429 230 39 93 704 103 647 737 .272 .351 .383 .735 2016 74
* - 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 Lee Anthony 34 9 6 .600 4.61 49 1 0 0 84.0 107 52 43 8 25 51 0 1 2 1.571 11.5 0.9 2.7 5.5 2.04
2 Jack Brown 20 0 0 3 4.0
3 Don Carlsen 26 8 6 .571 3.23 19 18 8 0 131.0 150 69 47 15 35 87 7 0 2 1.412 10.3 1.0 2.4 6.0 2.49
4 Chuck Churn 23 1 2 .333 4.70 7 23.0 34 20 12 12 14 2.000 13.3 4.7 5.5 1.17
5 Donald Cochran 21 0 0 6.00 1 6.0 6 4 4 4 3 1.667 9.0 6.0 4.5 0.75
6 George Dries* 28 0 2 .000 6.23 3 13.0 22 12 9 9 3 2.385 15.2 6.2 2.1 0.33
7 Erv Dusak 32 0 1 .000 3.27 3 11.0 13 3 4 4 8 1.545 10.6 3.3 6.5 2.00
8 Preston Elkins 30 8 4 .667 3.38 34 13 6 1 141.0 150 65 53 8 52 83 5 1 3 1.433 9.6 0.5 3.3 5.3 1.60
9 Bob Garber 24 0 3 .000 6.83 11 29.0 36 27 22 22 19 2.000 11.2 6.8 5.9 0.86
10 Albert Gibb 23 0 0 3 5.0
11 William LaThorpe* 24 3 4 .429 4.38 29 8 4 0 78.0 101 51 38 8 37 50 2 0 1 1.769 11.7 0.9 4.3 5.8 1.35
12 Dick Manville 26 2 4 .333 5.88 14 5 0 0 52.0 58 42 34 4 33 26 2 0 5 1.750 10.0 0.7 5.7 4.5 0.79
13 Peter Nicolis* 23 7 7 .500 4.65 24 23 4 1 118.0 131 77 61 6 92 71 1 0 9 1.890 10.0 0.5 7.0 5.4 0.77 Stats for 2 teams
14 Paul Pettit* 21 3 5 .375 6.95 10 44.0 52 25 34 34 25 1.955 10.6 7.0 5.1 0.74
15 Bob Purkey 23 11 13 .458 3.41 30 27 11 1 198.0 190 106 75 6 93 95 12 0 7 1.429 8.6 0.3 4.2 4.3 1.02
16 Bob Schultz* 29 9 4 .692 2.74 18 14 10 2 128.0 105 47 39 5 51 83 1 0 0 1.219 7.4 0.4 3.6 5.8 1.63
17 Charles Sipple 33 3 4 .429 4.33 12 8 2 1 54.0 45 31 26 9 23 16 0 0 1 1.259 7.5 1.5 3.8 2.7 0.70
18 Joseph Stelmack 25 0 1 .000 6.43 3 14.0 12 5 10 10 5 1.571 7.7 6.4 3.2 0.50
19 Ed Wolfe 24 2 2 .500 5.68 8 38.0 33 20 24 24 18 1.500 7.8 5.7 4.3 0.75
20 Len Yochim* 24 14 14 .500 3.59 37 29 17 2 233.0 242 100 93 11 116 117 4 0 4 1.536 9.3 0.4 4.5 4.5 1.01
20 Players 26.4 76 78 .494 154 154 742
* - 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
Mel Brookey 102 490 51 15 10 .973 5.30 5
Bill Hall 61 311 29 10 2 .971 5.57 2

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Al Grunwald 154 1270 123 18 126 .987 9.05

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Lou Klein 63 151 183 12 43 .965 5.30
Erv Dusak 57 143 144 4 22 .986 5.04
Dick Smith 18 39 49 2 14 .978 4.89
Ernesto Garcia 15 41 28 1 6 .986 4.60

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Lou Klein 90 79 126 8 15 .962 2.28
Sonny Senerchia 73 58 145 22 12 .902 2.78

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dick Smith 130 256 374 35 70 .947 4.85
Gair Allie 20 48 63 7 19 .941 5.55
Michael Turturro 10 11 24 2 9 .946 3.50

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gail Henley 150 398 21 14 4 .968 2.79
Brandy Davis 131 276 10 11 0 .963 2.18
Felipe Montemayor 71 96 5 3 1 .971 1.42
Dain Clay 69 122 11 1 1 .993 1.93
James Monahan 38 76 6 1 2 .988 2.16

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Lee Anthony 49 4 12 1 0 .941 0.33
Len Yochim 37 13 58 1 1 .986 1.92
Preston Elkins 34 6 35 2 4 .953 1.21
Bob Purkey 30 19 48 2 3 .971 2.23
William LaThorpe 29 5 7 2 1 .857 0.41
Peter Nicolis 24 2 16 0 3 1.000 0.75 Stats for 2 teams
Don Carlsen 19 7 13 0 1 1.000 1.05
Bob Schultz 18 6 10 2 0 .889 0.89
Dick Manville 14 3 13 0 0 1.000 1.14
Charles Sipple 12 2 16 1 1 .947 1.50
Bob Garber 11 3 4 0 1 1.000 0.64
Paul Pettit 10 4 13 1 1 .944 1.70
Ed Wolfe 10 0.00
Chuck Churn 7 0.00
Jack Brown 3 0.00
George Dries 3 0.00
Erv Dusak 3 0.00
Albert Gibb 3 0.00
Joseph Stelmack 3 0.00
Donald Cochran 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Gair Allie 21 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Oct 28, 1931 Statesville, NC, US
Lee Anthony 34 R R 6' 3.0" 205 Jul 26, 1918 LeRoy, KS, US
John Baas 25 L L 6' 0.0" 195 1928
Don Beitter 21 L 6' 2.0" 192 Sep 16, 1931 Flushing, NY, US
Mel Brookey 27 R 5' 10.0" 195 Jul 15, 1925 Henryetta, OK, US
Jack Brown 20 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Feb 7, 1933 Elizabeth, PA, US
Don Carlsen 26 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Oct 15, 1926 Chicago, IL, US
Chuck Churn 23 R R 6' 3.0" 205 Feb 1, 1930 Bridgetown, VA, US
Dain Clay 33 R R 5' 10.0" 160 Jul 10, 1919 Hicksville, OH, US
Donald Cochran 21 R R 6' 0.0" 170 1932
Brandy Davis 25 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Sep 10, 1927 Newark, DE, US
George Dries 28 L L 6' 3.0" 195 Jun 9, 1925 Reading, PA, US
Erv Dusak 32 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Jul 29, 1920 Chicago, IL, US
Duane Eckert 22 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Nov 19, 1930 Aberdeen, SD, US
Preston Elkins 30 R R 6' 1.0" 165 1923
Bob Garber 24 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Sep 10, 1928 Hunker, PA, US
Ernesto Garcia 19 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Nov 7, 1933 Nogales, Sonora, MX
Albert Gibb 23 L R 5' 11.0" 180 1930
Al Grunwald 23 L L 6' 4.0" 210 Feb 13, 1930 Los Angeles, CA, US
Bill Hall 24 L R 5' 11.0" 165 Jul 30, 1928 Moultrie, GA, US
Gail Henley 24 L R 5' 9.0" 180 Oct 15, 1928 Wichita, KS, US
Lou Klein 34 R R 5' 11.0" 167 Oct 22, 1918 New Orleans, LA, US
William LaThorpe 24 L L 5' 11.0" 175 1929
Roy LeFevre 25 R 5' 11.0" 175 1928
Dick Manville 26 R R 6' 4.0" 192 Dec 25, 1926 Des Moines, IA, US
James Monahan 23 R 5' 10.0" 187 1930
Felipe Montemayor 25 L L 6' 2.0" 185 Feb 7, 1928 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, MX
Danny Murtaugh 35 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Oct 8, 1917 Chester, PA, US
Peter Nicolis 23 L L 5' 11.0" 190 1930
Paul Pettit 21 L L 6' 2.0" 195 Nov 29, 1931 Los Angeles, CA, US
Bob Purkey 23 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Jul 14, 1929 Pittsburgh, PA, US
Bob Schultz 29 R L 6' 3.0" 200 Nov 27, 1923 Louisville, KY, US
Sonny Senerchia 22 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Apr 6, 1931 Newark, NJ, US
Charles Sipple 33 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Mar 22, 1920 Hazleton, PA, US
Dick Smith 25 R R 5' 8.0" 160 Jul 21, 1927 Blandburg, PA, US
Joseph Stelmack 25 R R 6' 1.0" 190 1928
Michael Turturro 23 R 6' 0.0" 180 1930
Ed Wolfe 24 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Jan 2, 1929 Los Angeles, CA, US
Len Yochim 24 L L 6' 2.0" 200 Oct 16, 1928 New Orleans, LA, US

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