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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
1Gair Allie21329122201.242.29727
2Lee Anthony3449182000.111.1112
3John Baas*2511167101.438.68811
4Don Beitter*2111235111.217.47811
5Mel Brookey2710835795812.266.311111
6Don Carlsen2619497000.143.1437
7Dain Clay338227082711.304.34894
8Brandy Davis251365151402514.272.348179
9Erv Dusak3281242731015.302.413100
10Duane Eckert22332.667
11Preston Elkins30475011401.220.36018
12Bob Garber241140000.000.0000
13Ernesto Garcia1917539200.170.20811
14Al Grunwald*2315459117328718.293.455269
15Bill Hall*246921059811.281.34372
16Gail Henley*2415157916832312.290.418242
17Lou Klein3414351716133214.311.464240
18William LaThorpe*2429252100.080.1203
19Roy LeFevre2514245200.208.2927
20Dick Manville2614174200.235.3536
21James Monahan234615744622.280.38260
22Felipe Montemayor*2576259617816.236.510132
23Danny Murtaugh35340000.000.0000
24Peter Nicolis*2324419200.220.26811Stats for 2 teams
25Paul Pettit*2118224000.182.1824
26Bob Purkey23316911001.159.20314
27Bob Schultz2918478000.170.1708
28Sonny Senerchia22742767113210.257.428118
29Charles Sipple3312120000.000.0000
30Dick Smith251475871653373.281.376221
31Michael Turturro2315317200.226.2909
32Ed Wolfe2410174100.235.2945
33Len Yochim*24378417310.202.26222
33 Players26.11545982526177514292303993704103647737.272.351.383.735201674
* - 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
1Lee Anthony3496.6004.6149184.010752438251.57111.50.92.7
2Jack Brown200034.0
3Don Carlsen2686.5713.231918131.0150694715351.41210.31.02.4
4Chuck Churn2312.333723.034122.00013.34.7
5Donald Cochran210016.0641.6679.06.0
6George Dries*2802.000313.02292.38515.26.2
7Erv Dusak3201.000311.01341.54510.63.3
8Preston Elkins3084.6673.383413141.015065538521.4339.60.53.3
9Bob Garber2403.0001129.036222.00011.26.8
10Albert Gibb230035.0
11William LaThorpe*2434.4294.3829878.010151388371.76911.70.94.3
12Dick Manville2624.3335.8814552.05842344331.75010.00.75.7
13Peter Nicolis*2377.5004.652423118.013177616921.89010.00.57.0Stats for 2 teams
14Paul Pettit*2135.3751044.052341.95510.67.0
15Bob Purkey231113.4583.413027198.0190106756931.4298.60.34.2
16Bob Schultz*2994.6922.741814128.010547395511.2197.40.43.6
17Charles Sipple3334.4294.3312854.04531269231.2597.51.53.8
18Joseph Stelmack2501.000314.012101.5717.76.4
19Ed Wolfe2422.500838.033241.5007.85.7
20Len Yochim*241414.5003.593729233.024210093111161.5369.30.44.5
20 Players26.47678.494154154742
* - 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


Mel Brookey1024905115.9735.30
Bill Hall613112910.9715.57


Al Grunwald154127012318.9879.05


Erv Dusak571431444.9865.04
Ernesto Garcia1541281.9864.60


Lou Klein90791268.9622.28
Sonny Senerchia735814522.9022.78


Dick Smith13025637435.9474.85
Gair Allie2048637.9415.55
Michael Turturro1011242.9463.50


Gail Henley1503982114.9682.79
Brandy Davis1312761011.9632.18
Felipe Montemayor719653.9711.42
Dain Clay69122111.9931.93
James Monahan387661.9882.16


Lee Anthony490.00
Len Yochim370.00
Preston Elkins340.00
Bob Purkey300.00
William LaThorpe290.00
Peter Nicolis240.00Stats for 2 teams
Don Carlsen190.00
Bob Schultz180.00
Dick Manville140.00
Charles Sipple120.00
Bob Garber110.00
Ed Wolfe80.00
Chuck Churn70.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Gair Allie21RR6' 1.0"190Oct 28, 1931Statesville, NC, US
Lee Anthony34RR6' 3.0"205Jul 26, 1918LeRoy, KS, US
John Baas25LL6' 0.0"1951928
Don Beitter21L6' 2.0"192Sep 16, 1931Flushing, NY, US
Mel Brookey27R5' 10.0"195Jul 15, 1925Henryetta, OK, US
Jack Brown20RR6' 1.0"190Feb 7, 1933Elizabeth, PA, US
Don Carlsen26RR6' 1.0"175Oct 15, 1926Chicago, IL, US
Chuck Churn23RR6' 3.0"205Feb 1, 1930Bridgetown, VA, US
Dain Clay33RR5' 10.0"160Jul 10, 1919Hicksville, OH, US
Donald Cochran21RR6' 0.0"1701932
Brandy Davis25RR6' 0.0"170Sep 10, 1927Newark, DE, US
George Dries28LL6' 3.0"195Jun 9, 1925Reading, PA, US
Erv Dusak32RR6' 2.0"185Jul 29, 1920Chicago, IL, US
Duane Eckert22RR6' 0.0"170Nov 19, 1930Aberdeen, SD, US
Preston Elkins30RR6' 1.0"1651923
Bob Garber24RR6' 1.0"190Sep 10, 1928Hunker, PA, US
Ernesto Garcia19RR5' 10.0"165Nov 7, 1933Nogales, Sonora, MX
Albert Gibb23LR5' 11.0"1801930
Al Grunwald23LL6' 4.0"210Feb 13, 1930Los Angeles, CA, US
Bill Hall24LR5' 11.0"165Jul 30, 1928Moultrie, GA, US
Gail Henley24LR5' 9.0"180Oct 15, 1928Wichita, KS, US
Lou Klein34RR5' 11.0"167Oct 22, 1918New Orleans, LA, US
William LaThorpe24LL5' 11.0"1751929
Roy LeFevre25R5' 11.0"1751928
Dick Manville26RR6' 4.0"192Dec 25, 1926Des Moines, IA, US
James Monahan23R5' 10.0"1871930
Felipe Montemayor25LL6' 2.0"185Feb 7, 1928Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, MX
Danny Murtaugh35RR5' 9.0"165Oct 8, 1917Chester, PA, US
Peter Nicolis23LL5' 11.0"1901930
Paul Pettit21LL6' 2.0"195Nov 29, 1931Los Angeles, CA, US
Bob Purkey23RR6' 2.0"175Jul 14, 1929Pittsburgh, PA, US
Bob Schultz29RL6' 3.0"200Nov 27, 1923Louisville, KY, US
Sonny Senerchia22RR6' 1.0"195Apr 6, 1931Newark, NJ, US
Charles Sipple33RR5' 11.0"175Mar 22, 1920Hazleton, PA, US
Dick Smith25RR5' 8.0"160Jul 21, 1927Blandburg, PA, US
Joseph Stelmack25RR6' 1.0"1901928
Michael Turturro23R6' 0.0"1801930
Ed Wolfe24RR6' 3.0"185Jan 2, 1929Los Angeles, CA, US
Len Yochim24LL6' 2.0"200Oct 16, 1928New Orleans, LA, US

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