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1953 Colorado Springs Sky Sox

1953 > Class A > 1953 Western League
Overall: 95-59
Scored 875 runs, Allowed 751 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-66

Affiliation: Chicago White Sox-AL
Manager: Don Gutteridge
Represented: Colorado Springs, CO
Ballpark: n/a
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 Earl Battey 18 26 38 6 1 0 1 .158 .263 10
2 Don Bradey 18 26 22 4 1 0 0 .182 .227 5
3 Tom Breisinger# 25 25 16 4 0 0 0 .250 .250 4
4 Jerry Crosby# 34 144 503 152 29 1 25 .302 .513 258
5 Arnold Davis 25 26 77 20 5 0 1 .260 .364 28
6 Sam Hairston 33 143 535 166 42 6 8 .310 .456 244
7 Joe Hicks* 20 12 26 9 2 1 1 .346 .615 16
8 Larry Hoffman# 20 27 37 5 2 0 0 .135 .189 7
9 Al Jacinto 29 131 499 133 16 4 0 .267 .315 157
10 Len Johnston* 24 155 626 199 26 6 2 .318 .388 243
11 Robert Kerce# 26 18 42 7 0 0 0 .167 .167 7
12 Jim Landis 19 128 473 148 23 4 14 .313 .467 221
13 William Ley 25 129 459 140 22 8 1 .305 .394 181
14 Keith Nicolls 24 26 54 14 1 0 0 .259 .278 15
15 Clyde Perry 25 148 561 139 24 3 2 .248 .312 175
16 Bill Pope* 34 31 90 17 4 0 2 .189 .300 27
17 Hal Rhyne 25 152 566 164 24 7 15 .290 .436 247
18 William Rose 30 30 69 18 2 0 1 .261 .333 23
19 Charles Selby 19 17 29 9 0 0 0 .310 .310 9
20 Eugene Sheets 21 84 247 59 13 0 3 .239 .328 81
21 Robert Simpson 21 36 60 19 2 1 0 .317 .383 23
22 Charles Weiss* 23 50 185 54 7 4 12 .292 .568 105
23 Walter Yowell 23 32 49 8 0 0 0 .163 .163 8
23 Players 26.0 155 6025 5335 875 1507 248 45 88 765 121 634 707 .282 .359 .395 .754 2109 56
* - 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 Bradey 18 5 4 .556 3.23 26 11 92.0 96 41 33 7 43 1.511 9.4 0.7 4.2
2 Tom Breisinger* 25 4 1 .800 3.94 25 1 48.0 43 22 21 3 24 1.396 8.1 0.6 4.5
3 Larry Hoffman 20 6 2 .750 6.83 27 9 108.0 133 94 82 14 58 1.769 11.1 1.2 4.8
4 Robert Kerce 26 8 4 .667 3.08 18 14 117.0 109 51 40 7 59 1.436 8.4 0.5 4.5
5 Keith Nicolls 24 10 8 .556 4.86 25 16 139.0 163 79 75 15 57 1.583 10.6 1.0 3.7
6 Bill Pope 34 16 12 .571 3.38 31 30 232.0 221 104 87 18 82 1.306 8.6 0.7 3.2
7 William Rose 30 16 7 .696 3.80 27 21 173.0 182 78 73 13 57 1.382 9.5 0.7 3.0
8 Charles Selby 19 5 5 .500 5.49 17 11 77.0 91 59 47 8 33 1.610 10.6 0.9 3.9
9 Robert Simpson 21 12 9 .571 3.53 29 21 163.0 146 81 64 9 73 1.344 8.1 0.5 4.0
10 Walter Yowell 23 10 5 .667 5.00 32 17 144.0 157 93 80 13 73 1.597 9.8 0.8 4.6
10 Players 24.7 95 59 .617 155 155 751
* - 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
Sam Hairston 135 686 73 12 .984 5.62
Arnold Davis 18 73 10 5 .943 4.61

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Eugene Sheets 70 590 31 11 .983 8.87
Charles Weiss 49 402 20 3 .993 8.61

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Al Jacinto 128 294 364 20 .971 5.14

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jerry Crosby 105 101 190 21 .933 2.77
William Ley 54 36 90 15 .894 2.33

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Clyde Perry 147 267 507 44 .946 5.27

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Len Johnston 155 292 27 13 .961 2.06
Hal Rhyne 145 258 6 11 .960 1.82
Jim Landis 128 309 16 11 .967 2.54

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Walter Yowell 32 0.00
Bill Pope 31 0.00
Robert Simpson 29 0.00
Larry Hoffman 27 0.00
William Rose 27 0.00
Don Bradey 26 0.00
Tom Breisinger 25 0.00
Keith Nicolls 25 0.00
Robert Kerce 18 0.00
Charles Selby 17 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Charles Alsop 23 L L 6' 4.0" 220 1930
Earl Battey 18 R R 6' 1.0" 205 Jan 5, 1935 Los Angeles, CA, US
Don Bradey 18 R R 5' 9.0" 180 Oct 4, 1934 Charlotte, NC, US
Ollie Brantley 21 R R 6' 3.0" 178 1932 Lexon, AR, US
Tom Breisinger 25 S L 5' 9.0" 160 Oct 22, 1927 Pittsburgh, PA, US
Gene Collins 28 L L 5' 8.0" 168 Jan 7, 1925 Kansas City, MO, US
Jerry Crosby 34 S 5' 11.0" 175 1919
Ellis Daugherty 24 L 6' 2.0" 220 1929
Arnold Davis 25 R 6' 0.0" 190 1928
Vic Fucci 27 L L 5' 11.0" 175 Sep 30, 1925 Newark, NJ, US
Sam Hairston 33 R R 5' 10.0" 187 Jan 20, 1920 Crawford, MS, US
Joe Hicks 20 L R 6' 0.0" 180 Apr 7, 1933 Ivy, VA, US
Larry Hoffman 20 S R 6' 1.0" 195 1933
Al Jacinto 29 R R 5' 5.0" 148 Jun 30, 1924 Clarksburg, CA, US
Len Johnston 24 L L 5' 10.0" 167 Mar 15, 1929 Pontiac, MI, US
Robert Kerce 26 S R 6' 5.0" 180 1927
Jim Landis 19 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Mar 9, 1934 Fresno, CA, US
William Ley 25 R 6' 0.0" 170 1928
Melvin Lightner 23 R 5' 8.0" 155 1930
Robert Mueller 25 R R 6' 2.0" 180 1928
Frank Murray 19 L L 6' 0.0" 175 Nov 21, 1933 Danbury, CT, US
Keith Nicolls 24 R R 5' 10.0" 180 1929
Clyde Perry 25 R 5' 11.0" 170 Aug 25, 1927 Marysville, CA, US
Bill Pope 34 L R 6' 3.0" 230 Dec 14, 1918 Birmingham, AL, US
Hal Rhyne 25 R 6' 2.0" 190 Jun 29, 1928 San Francisco, CA, US
William Rose 30 R R 5' 11.0" 190 1923
Charles Selby 19 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Aug 15, 1933 Cincinnati, OH, US
Eugene Sheets 21 R R 5' 11.0" 185 1932
Robert Simpson 21 R R 6' 2.0" 180 1932
Gene Staton 19 R R 6' 2.0" 170 1934
Chester Vasey 24 R 5' 11.0" 170 1929
Harold Wallace 25 R 5' 11.0" 190 1928
Charles Weiss 23 L 6' 0.0" 185 1930
Walter Yowell 23 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Jan 6, 1930 Etlan, VA, US

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