Mobile Site You Are Here > > > > 1953 Little Rock Travelers

News: s-r blog:Happy Opening Day!


1953 Little Rock Travelers

1953 > Class AA > 1953 Southern Association
Overall: 66-87
Scored 643 runs, Allowed 757 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 65-88

Affiliation: Detroit Tigers-AL
Manager: Paul Campbell
Represented: Little Rock, AR
Ballpark: Ray Winder Field (Little Rock, AR)
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 Ralph Atkins* 28 146 626 533 82 133 10 1 34 100 4 86 84 .250 .358 .463 .821 247 4 3
2 John Baumgartner 22 35 136 118 17 36 9 1 3 18 0 14 24 .305 .383 .475 .858 56 1 3
3 Frank Bolling 21 41 162 153 20 44 10 0 3 16 2 9 17 .288 .327 .412 .739 63 0 0
4 George Bullard 24 103 394 344 42 80 15 9 2 27 5 44 45 .233 .320 .346 .666 119 0 6
5 Jim Bunning 21 41 57 55 3 16 3 1 0 6 0 2 11 .291 .316 .382 .698 21 0 0
6 Paul Campbell* 35 40 48 42 2 10 2 1 0 14 1 6 2 .238 .333 .333 .667 14 0 0
7 Lawrence Ciesielski 30 31 109 87 8 17 4 0 0 11 0 21 10 .195 .358 .241 .599 21 1 0
8 Arthur Edmunds 23 22 13 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .091 .167 .091 .258 1 0 1
9 Kenneth Fremming* 24 26 17 16 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 9 .188 .235 .375 .610 6 0 0
10 John Grice 29 30 88 77 9 21 2 0 0 7 4 10 4 .273 .356 .299 .655 23 0 1
11 Roger Higgins 26 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
12 Richard Hoeksema* 24 38 63 57 8 12 1 0 0 1 0 5 2 .211 .274 .228 .502 13 0 1
13 David Jaska 29 149 639 556 84 183 25 4 1 51 7 73 31 .329 .407 .394 .801 219 0 10
14 Ivan Johannes* 23 6 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
15 Milo Johnson* 34 33 89 81 5 12 0 0 0 7 0 6 36 .148 .207 .148 .355 12 0 2
16 Thaddeus Kapuscinski 25 29 38 35 3 5 0 0 0 3 0 2 7 .143 .189 .143 .332 5 0 1
17 Chick King 22 153 677 607 97 173 27 5 9 52 17 61 83 .285 .351 .390 .742 237 1 8
18 Ernest Lawrence 23 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
19 Carl Linhart* 23 125 546 485 70 133 21 7 10 61 8 50 76 .274 .346 .408 .754 198 3 8
20 Edward Marchefsky* 28 41 51 44 3 7 0 0 0 2 0 4 12 .159 .229 .159 .388 7 0 3
21 Dutch McCall* 32 26 55 48 6 13 1 1 1 12 1 6 8 .271 .352 .396 .748 19 0 1
22 Maurice Mikesell 26 21 57 47 6 7 0 0 0 4 1 7 11 .149 .273 .149 .422 7 1 2
23 Mike Mordarski 28 1 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
24 Edwin Oswald 26 61 167 155 11 28 4 0 1 8 0 9 28 .181 .230 .226 .456 35 1 2 Stats for 2 teams
25 R.C. Otey 30 147 592 533 56 135 21 1 1 57 6 51 16 .253 .320 .302 .622 161 1 7
26 Daniel Ryan 28 58 169 153 14 32 8 0 0 12 1 12 9 .209 .267 .261 .528 40 0 4
27 Jimmy Sady 23 75 219 189 27 44 7 1 7 25 2 23 44 .233 .319 .392 .711 74 1 6
28 Louie Schaufele 23 5 27 2 4 .148
29 Jack Schultz* 24 8 27 4 .148
30 Halbert Simpson* 35 140 533 475 48 125 14 2 13 65 0 49 38 .263 .342 .383 .725 182 8 1
31 Russ Sullivan* 30 49 127 102 14 27 4 2 3 14 1 24 17 .265 .405 .431 .836 44 0 1
32 Ewell Utley 21 1 26 4 5 1 0 1 2 0 .192 .346 9
33 Jim Warner 29 7 5 1 1 0 1 .200 1.000 5
34 Verne Williamson 33 36 81 63 6 13 0 0 0 9 0 11 13 .206 .324 .206 .531 13 0 7
34 Players 27.0 154 5764 5085 643 1307 186 36 89 584 61 598 657 .257 .335 .360 .695 1832 81
* - 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 Jim Bunning 21 5 12 .294 4.56 34 22 6 1 158.0 151 98 80 13 66 124 3 1 8 1.373 8.6 0.7 3.8 7.1 1.88
2 Arthur Edmunds 23 2 4 .333 3.86 22 4 1 0 56.0 63 35 24 9 27 14 3 1 2 1.607 10.1 1.4 4.3 2.2 0.52
3 Kenneth Fremming 24 2 5 .286 5.12 24 2 1 0 58.0 64 40 33 4 35 25 1 0 2 1.707 9.9 0.6 5.4 3.9 0.71
4 William Furlong* 23 0 0 1.80 3 5.0 4 2 1 1 3 1.000 7.2 1.8 5.4 3.00
5 Roger Higgins 26 3 2 .600 0.84 6 32.0 41 14 3 3 8 1.375 11.5 0.8 2.2 2.67
6 Richard Hoeksema* 24 10 10 .500 4.25 31 18 8 1 144.0 154 80 68 4 40 69 4 0 4 1.347 9.6 0.2 2.5 4.3 1.73
7 Ivan Johannes* 23 1 0 1.000 7.71 6 14.0 10 2 12 12 5 1.571 6.4 7.7 3.2 0.42
8 Milo Johnson 34 16 12 .571 3.82 31 31 15 4 224.0 221 105 95 23 62 111 4 0 3 1.263 8.9 0.9 2.5 4.5 1.79
9 Thaddeus Kapuscinski 25 4 12 .250 6.46 29 14 2 0 110.0 145 84 79 11 35 49 4 0 4 1.636 11.9 0.9 2.9 4.0 1.40
10 Ernest Lawrence 23 0 1 .000 5.62 5 16.0 22 9 10 10 5 2.000 12.4 5.6 2.8 0.50
11 Edward Marchefsky? 28 6 8 .429 4.38 41 11 6 1 148.0 172 83 72 16 36 47 1 0 1 1.405 10.5 1.0 2.2 2.9 1.31
12 Dutch McCall* 32 5 9 .357 5.05 26 17 6 1 132.0 127 80 74 15 98 58 2 0 1 1.705 8.7 1.0 6.7 4.0 0.59
13 Donald Striegel* 23 0 0 1 2.0
14 Ewell Utley 21 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 0 0 0
15 Verne Williamson 33 11 12 .478 4.03 32 27 17 1 210.0 204 110 94 20 100 94 4 1 7 1.448 8.7 0.9 4.3 4.0 0.94
15 Players 27.5 66 87 .431 154 154 757
* - 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
Jimmy Sady 68 276 23 10 3 .968 4.40 3
Edwin Oswald 55 243 31 2 3 .993 4.98 4 Stats for 2 teams
Daniel Ryan 53 190 24 3 1 .986 4.04 1
Lawrence Ciesielski 27 124 10 3 2 .978 4.96 4
Mike Mordarski 1 0.00

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ralph Atkins 146 1189 66 10 97 .992 8.60

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
R.C. Otey 145 341 349 11 75 .984 4.76

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
David Jaska 120 162 294 11 33 .976 3.80
John Baumgartner 28 34 56 4 7 .957 3.21

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George Bullard 93 178 219 38 39 .913 4.27
Frank Bolling 29 39 73 12 8 .903 3.86
David Jaska 25 42 68 4 11 .965 4.40
Maurice Mikesell 12 16 26 4 7 .913 3.50

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Chick King 153 395 16 13 2 .969 2.69
Halbert Simpson 128 241 9 6 2 .977 1.95
Carl Linhart 120 209 13 5 3 .978 1.85
Russ Sullivan 26 42 1 4 0 .915 1.65
John Grice 23 47 3 1 0 .980 2.17

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Edward Marchefsky 41 11 32 0 0 1.000 1.05
Jim Bunning 34 10 11 2 2 .913 0.62
Verne Williamson 32 5 42 4 1 .922 1.47
Richard Hoeksema 31 4 20 2 2 .923 0.77
Milo Johnson 31 7 19 3 1 .897 0.84
Thaddeus Kapuscinski 29 6 11 0 1 1.000 0.59
Dutch McCall 26 2 12 1 1 .933 0.54
Kenneth Fremming 24 3 13 0 2 1.000 0.67
Arthur Edmunds 22 1 12 1 0 .929 0.59
Roger Higgins 6 0.00
Ivan Johannes 6 0.00
Ernest Lawrence 5 0.00
William Furlong 3 0.00
Donald Striegel 1 0.00
Ewell Utley 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Ralph Atkins 28 L L 6' 2.0" 180 Mar 30, 1925 Los Angeles, CA, US
John Baumgartner 22 R R 6' 1.0" 190 May 29, 1931 Birmingham, AL, US
Frank Bolling 21 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Nov 16, 1931 Mobile, AL, US
George Bullard 24 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Oct 24, 1928 Lynn, MA, US
Jim Bunning 21 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Oct 23, 1931 Southgate, KY, US
Paul Campbell 35 L L 5' 10.0" 185 Sep 1, 1917 Paw Creek, NC, US
Lawrence Ciesielski 30 R 5' 10.0" 190 1923
Arthur Edmunds 23 R R 6' 2.0" 210 1930
Kenneth Fremming 24 L R 6' 2.0" 220 May 14, 1929
William Furlong 23 R L 6' 0.0" 180 Dec 19, 1929
John Grice 29 R 5' 11.0" 180 Mar 15, 1924
Roger Higgins 26 R R 6' 1.0" 205 Mar 19, 1927
Richard Hoeksema 24 L L 5' 9.0" 165 1929
David Jaska 29 R 5' 10.0" 170 Feb 19, 1924 Detroit, MI, US
Ivan Johannes 23 L L 6' 2.0" 195 1930
Milo Johnson 34 L R 6' 1.0" 165 Jun 22, 1919 Manitowoc, WI, US
Thaddeus Kapuscinski 25 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Jan 13, 1928
Chick King 22 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Nov 10, 1930 Paris, TN, US
Ernest Lawrence 23 R R 6' 1.0" 190 1930
Carl Linhart 23 L R 5' 11.0" 184 Dec 14, 1929 Zborov, Olomouc, CZ
Edward Marchefsky 28 L 5' 10.0" 175 Nov 21, 1924
Dutch McCall 32 L L 6' 1.0" 184 Dec 27, 1920 Columbia, TN, US
Maurice Mikesell 26 R 5' 9.0" 160 1927
Mike Mordarski 28 R 5' 10.0" 190 Jun 2, 1925
Edwin Oswald 26 R R 6' 2.0" 192 Aug 3, 1926
R.C. Otey 30 R 5' 9.0" 160 Mar 12, 1923 AR, US
Daniel Ryan 28 R 5' 10.0" 180 1925
Jimmy Sady 23 R 6' 0.0" 195 Apr 29, 1930 Sacramento, CA, US
Louie Schaufele 23 R 6' 2.0" 208 Jan 14, 1930
Jack Schultz 24 L 5' 11.0" 175 1929
Halbert Simpson 35 L 5' 11.0" 190 Jan 19, 1918
Donald Striegel 23 L L 5' 11.0" 183 1930
Russ Sullivan 30 L R 6' 0.0" 196 Feb 19, 1923 Fredericksburg, VA, US
Ewell Utley 21 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Sep 28, 1931 Paris, AR, US
Jim Warner 29 R R 6' 0.0" 200 Sep 23, 1923 San Diego, CA, US
Verne Williamson 33 R R 5' 8.0" 140 Nov 23, 1919 Mystic, IA, US

About the Minor League Data

Performance data on minor and international leagues is licensed from and provided by the SABR Minor Leagues Database, a community project sponsored by the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

The database is under active development. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources. To learn more about these limitations, or to find out how to contribute, click here.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.