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1953 St. Paul Saints

1953 > Class AAA > 1953 American Association
Overall: 72-82
Scored 690 runs, Allowed 717 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 74-80

Affiliation: Brooklyn Dodgers-NL
Manager: Clay Bryant
Represented: St. Paul, MN
Ballpark: Lexington Park (II) (St. Paul, MN)
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 Ted Bartz 27 149 547 529 66 148 20 8 7 69 11 13 59 .280 .297 .388 .685 205 9 0 5
2 Don Bessent 22 31 58 47 3 11 3 0 0 5 0 5 1 .234 .308 .298 .606 14 5 0 6
3 Wade Browning* 31 57 85 76 10 20 6 0 1 8 0 8 14 .263 .333 .382 .715 29 0 0 1
4 Bud Byerly 32 39 58 51 4 9 2 0 0 7 0 1 15 .176 .192 .216 .408 11 1 0 6 Stats for 2 teams
5 Jack Cassini 33 155 689 602 109 195 32 6 12 51 27 77 49 .324 .408 .457 .865 275 13 9 1
6 Gino Cimoli 23 145 602 546 66 143 21 7 3 52 13 50 79 .262 .324 .342 .666 187 10 0 6
7 Ray Coleman* 31 152 589 532 68 129 21 4 7 57 3 49 57 .242 .306 .336 .643 179 12 0 8
8 Ray Dabek 26 113 370 328 25 75 10 1 8 53 3 30 50 .229 .297 .338 .636 111 10 2 10
9 Bob Darnell 22 44 90 81 12 22 3 3 2 8 0 6 18 .272 .322 .457 .779 37 0 0 3
10 Al Epperly* 35 24 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
11 Hal Erickson 33 15 23 20 1 6 1 0 1 1 0 1 7 .300 .333 .500 .833 10 0 0 2
12 Norman Fox 25 35 20 15 4 3 1 0 0 2 0 4 3 .200 .368 .267 .635 4 0 0 1
13 Dixie Howell 33 83 218 198 22 49 3 4 8 26 1 17 39 .247 .310 .424 .734 84 4 1 2
14 Al Leap 28 69 124 108 19 21 4 2 3 12 0 13 31 .194 .281 .352 .633 38 4 0 3
15 Jack Lindsey 26 106 333 293 28 66 14 2 5 35 2 37 36 .225 .314 .338 .652 99 14 1 2
16 Joe Lutz* 28 76 203 172 28 41 8 1 9 28 0 27 35 .238 .351 .453 .805 78 2 3 1
17 Pat McGlothin* 32 31 41 38 4 7 1 0 0 2 0 2 10 .184 .225 .211 .436 8 1 0 1
18 Ray Moore 27 36 72 71 4 13 2 0 2 6 0 1 18 .183 .194 .296 .490 21 2 0 0
19 Walt Moryn* 27 87 345 304 44 93 12 3 13 38 7 36 33 .306 .385 .493 .878 150 3 3 2
20 Ron Negray 23 34 70 64 9 10 0 0 1 6 0 3 16 .156 .194 .203 .397 13 3 0 3
21 Hugh Oser 24 16 12 12 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 .250 .250 .250 .500 3 0 0 0
22 Chris Van Cuyk* 26 38 36 33 4 11 0 0 0 5 0 2 10 .333 .371 .333 .705 11 1 0 1
23 Dick Whitman* 32 58 247 211 32 53 12 2 3 26 3 30 10 .251 .350 .370 .719 78 7 2 4
24 Bob Wilson 28 147 615 575 70 182 32 5 12 77 8 25 34 .317 .351 .452 .804 260 21 6 9
25 Don Zimmer 22 81 343 320 57 96 14 4 23 63 12 21 50 .300 .347 .584 .931 187 11 2 0
25 Players 27.8 155 5761 5200 690 1403 219 52 121 632 90 459 673 .270 .333 .402 .734 2089 132 31 71
* - 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 Don Bessent 22 11 10 .524 4.32 31 17 5 2 150.0 153 81 72 11 71 65 2 1 2 1.493 9.2 0.7 4.3 3.9 0.92
2 Wade Browning* 31 3 13 .188 4.13 31 19 11 0 146.0 139 81 67 14 67 92 2 0 3 1.411 8.6 0.9 4.1 5.7 1.37
3 Bud Byerly 32 10 7 .588 4.36 38 17 6 0 159.0 173 85 77 22 33 82 4 0 2 1.296 9.8 1.2 1.9 4.6 2.48 Stats for 2 teams
4 Bob Darnell 22 11 12 .478 3.12 32 31 14 2 228.0 215 104 79 8 131 145 8 2 9 1.518 8.5 0.3 5.2 5.7 1.11
5 Al Epperly 35 4 2 .667 24
6 Hal Erickson 33 5 3 .625 3.76 15 10 4 0 67.0 74 39 28 8 11 45 1 0 0 1.269 9.9 1.1 1.5 6.0 4.09
7 Norman Fox 25 6 3 .667 3.65 35 2 0 0 79.0 66 44 32 5 60 44 1 1 4 1.595 7.5 0.6 6.8 5.0 0.73
8 Pat McGlothin 32 5 2 .714 3.26 29 9 3 1 105.0 112 44 38 8 26 53 11 0 1 1.314 9.6 0.7 2.2 4.5 2.04
9 Ray Moore 27 11 14 .440 3.56 34 28 10 2 187.0 154 85 74 17 86 155 2 0 8 1.283 7.4 0.8 4.1 7.5 1.80
10 Ron Negray 23 10 12 .455 3.91 30 28 14 1 182.0 167 90 79 17 93 107 1 0 3 1.429 8.3 0.8 4.6 5.3 1.15
11 Hugh Oser 24 1 3 .250 3.71 16 3 0 0 51.0 52 43 21 8 32 23 1 0 2 1.647 9.2 1.4 5.6 4.1 0.72
12 Chris Van Cuyk* 26 4 8 .333 5.48 36 8 2 0 92.0 114 59 56 12 33 74 6 1 2 1.598 11.2 1.2 3.2 7.2 2.24
12 Players 27.1 72 82 .468 155 155 717
* - 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
Ray Dabek 109 559 61 8 7 .987 5.69 14
Dixie Howell 64 347 24 3 7 .992 5.80 8

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ted Bartz 122 1058 51 13 78 .988 9.09
Joe Lutz 47 308 18 11 22 .967 6.94

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jack Cassini 154 373 359 17 74 .977 4.75

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Wilson 146 126 260 33 24 .921 2.64
Jack Lindsey 10 5 12 0 0 1.000 1.70

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Don Zimmer 81 165 264 21 44 .953 5.30
Jack Lindsey 77 127 193 13 33 .961 4.16
Al Leap 11 4 6 0 0 1.000 0.91

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ray Coleman 147 316 19 4 2 .988 2.28
Gino Cimoli 143 349 23 7 4 .982 2.60
Walt Moryn 87 136 7 2 2 .986 1.64
Dick Whitman 58 96 5 6 0 .944 1.74
Al Leap 27 47 4 1 1 .981 1.89
Ted Bartz 21 33 4 1 0 .974 1.76

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bud Byerly 38 7 28 0 1 1.000 0.92 Stats for 2 teams
Chris Van Cuyk 36 3 16 4 1 .826 0.53
Norman Fox 35 3 17 3 1 .870 0.57
Ray Moore 34 5 33 1 2 .974 1.12
Bob Darnell 32 8 51 4 2 .937 1.84
Don Bessent 31 6 28 1 5 .971 1.10
Wade Browning 31 5 32 2 1 .949 1.19
Ron Negray 30 10 17 2 0 .931 0.90
Pat McGlothin 29 3 14 3 0 .850 0.59
Al Epperly 24 0 9 1 1 .900 0.38
Hugh Oser 16 2 9 3 1 .786 0.69
Hal Erickson 15 4 7 3 1 .786 0.73

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Ted Bartz 27 R 6' 3.0" 185 Dec 1, 1925 Detroit, MI, US
Don Bessent 22 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Mar 13, 1931 Jacksonville, FL, US
Wade Browning 31 L L 6' 0.0" 165 Mar 16, 1922
Bud Byerly 32 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Oct 26, 1920 Webster Groves, MO, US
Ray Cash 28 R R 6' 2.0" 198 Jun 28, 1925 Richmond, VA, US
Jack Cassini 33 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Oct 26, 1919 Dearborn, MI, US
Gino Cimoli 23 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Dec 18, 1929 San Francisco, CA, US
Ray Coleman 31 L R 5' 11.0" 170 Jun 4, 1922 Dunsmuir, CA, US
Ray Dabek 26 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Jan 8, 1927 Buffalo, NY, US
Bob Darnell 22 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Nov 6, 1930 Wewoka, OK, US
Al Epperly 35 L R 6' 2.0" 194 May 7, 1918 Glidden, IA, US
Hal Erickson 33 R R 6' 5.0" 230 Jul 17, 1919 Portland, OR, US
Norman Fox 25 R R 6' 3.0" 165 Mar 8, 1928
Dixie Howell 33 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Apr 24, 1920 Louisville, KY, US
Al Leap 28 R 6' 2.0" 187 May 27, 1925
Jack Lindsey 26 R 5' 9.0" 170 Mar 21, 1927
Joe Lutz 28 L L 6' 0.0" 195 Feb 18, 1925 Keokuk, IA, US
Pat McGlothin 32 L R 6' 3.0" 180 Oct 20, 1920 Coalfield, TN, US
Ray Moore 27 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Jun 1, 1926 Meadows, MD, US
Walt Moryn 27 L R 6' 2.0" 205 Apr 12, 1926 St. Paul, MN, US
Ron Negray 23 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Feb 26, 1930 Akron, OH, US
Hugh Oser 24 R R 6' 4.0" 158 Oct 22, 1928
Danny Ozark 29 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Nov 26, 1923 Buffalo, NY, US
Marvin Roberson 20 R L 6' 6.0" 200 1933
Chris Van Cuyk 26 L L 6' 6.0" 215 Jan 3, 1927 Kimberly, WI, US
Dick Whitman 32 L R 5' 11.0" 170 Nov 9, 1920 Woodburn, OR, US
Bob Wilson 28 R R 5' 11.0" 197 Feb 22, 1925 Dallas, TX, US
Pete Wojey 33 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Dec 1, 1919 Stowe, PA, US
Don Zimmer 22 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Jan 17, 1931 Cincinnati, OH, US

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