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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* 28 146 533 133 10 1 34 .250 .463 247
2 John Baumgartner 22 35 118 36 9 1 3 .305 .475 56
3 Frank Bolling 21 41 153 44 10 0 3 .288 .412 63
4 George Bullard 24 103 344 80 15 9 2 .233 .346 119
5 Jim Bunning 21 41 55 16 3 1 0 .291 .382 21
6 Paul Campbell* 35 40 42 10 2 1 0 .238 .333 14
7 Lawrence Ciesielski 30 31 87 17 4 0 0 .195 .241 21
8 Arthur Edmunds 23 22 11 1 0 0 0 .091 .091 1
9 Kenneth Fremming* 24 26 16 3 0 0 1 .188 .375 6
10 John Grice 29 30 77 21 2 0 0 .273 .299 23
11 Richard Hoeksema* 24 38 57 12 1 0 0 .211 .228 13
12 David Jaska 29 149 556 183 25 4 1 .329 .394 219
13 Ivan Johannes* 23 6 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
14 Milo Johnson* 34 33 81 12 0 0 0 .148 .148 12
15 Thaddeus Kapuscinski 25 29 35 5 0 0 0 .143 .143 5
16 Chick King 22 153 607 173 27 5 9 .285 .390 237
17 Carl Linhart* 23 125 485 133 21 7 10 .274 .408 198
18 Edward Marchefsky* 28 41 44 7 0 0 0 .159 .159 7
19 Dutch McCall* 32 26 48 13 1 1 1 .271 .396 19
20 Maurice Mikesell 26 21 47 7 0 0 0 .149 .149 7
21 Mike Mordarski 28 1 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
22 Edwin Oswald 26 61 155 28 4 0 1 .181 .226 35 Stats for 2 teams
23 R.C. Otey 30 147 533 135 21 1 1 .253 .302 161
24 Daniel Ryan 28 58 153 32 8 0 0 .209 .261 40
25 Jimmy Sady 23 75 189 44 7 1 7 .233 .392 74
26 Jack Schultz* 24 8 27 4 .148
27 Halbert Simpson* 35 140 475 125 14 2 13 .263 .383 182
28 Russ Sullivan* 30 49 102 27 4 2 3 .265 .431 44
29 Jim Warner 29 7 26 5 1 0 1 .192 .346 9
30 Verne Williamson 33 36 63 13 0 0 0 .206 .206 13
30 Players 27.1 154 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 22 158.0 151 98 80 13 66 1.373 8.6 0.7 3.8
2 Arthur Edmunds 23 2 4 .333 3.86 22 4 56.0 63 35 24 9 27 1.607 10.1 1.4 4.3
3 Kenneth Fremming 24 2 5 .286 5.12 24 2 58.0 64 40 33 4 35 1.707 9.9 0.6 5.4
4 William Furlong* 23 0 0 3 5.0 4 1 1.000 7.2 1.8
5 Roger Higgins 26 3 2 .600 6 32.0 41 3 1.375 11.5 0.8
6 Richard Hoeksema* 24 10 10 .500 4.25 31 18 144.0 154 80 68 4 40 1.347 9.6 0.2 2.5
7 Ivan Johannes* 23 1 0 1.000 6 14.0 10 12 1.571 6.4 7.7
8 Milo Johnson 34 16 12 .571 3.82 31 31 224.0 221 105 95 23 62 1.263 8.9 0.9 2.5
9 Thaddeus Kapuscinski 25 4 12 .250 6.46 29 14 110.0 145 84 79 11 35 1.636 11.9 0.9 2.9
10 Ernest Lawrence 23 0 1 .000 5 16.0 22 10 2.000 12.4 5.6
11 Edward Marchefsky? 28 6 8 .429 4.38 41 11 148.0 172 83 72 16 36 1.405 10.5 1.0 2.2
12 Dutch McCall* 32 5 9 .357 5.05 26 17 132.0 127 80 74 15 98 1.705 8.7 1.0 6.7
13 Donald Striegel* 23 0 0 1 2.0
14 Ewell Utley 21 0 0 inf 1 0.0 1 0
15 Verne Williamson 33 11 12 .478 4.03 32 27 210.0 204 110 94 20 100 1.448 8.7 0.9 4.3
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 .968 4.40
Edwin Oswald 55 243 31 2 .993 4.98 Stats for 2 teams
Daniel Ryan 53 190 24 3 .986 4.04
Lawrence Ciesielski 27 124 10 3 .978 4.96

1B

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

2B

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

3B

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

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George Bullard 93 178 219 38 .913 4.27
Frank Bolling 29 39 73 12 .903 3.86
Maurice Mikesell 12 16 26 4 .913 3.50

OF

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

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Edward Marchefsky 41 0.00
Jim Bunning 34 0.00
Verne Williamson 32 0.00
Richard Hoeksema 31 0.00
Milo Johnson 31 0.00
Thaddeus Kapuscinski 29 0.00
Dutch McCall 26 0.00
Kenneth Fremming 24 0.00
Arthur Edmunds 22 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

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