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1953 Norfolk Tars

1953 > Class B > 1953 Piedmont League
Overall: 81-51
Scored 693 runs, Allowed 501 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 85-47

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Mickey Owen
Represented: Norfolk, VA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952 / 1954

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Edward Armstrong24154911201.224.32716
2Ted Atkinson243110025310.250.30030
3Paul Battavio233511226502.232.33037
4Ken Beardslee2215133100.231.3084
5Alton Brown2842648000.125.1258
6Clarence Darrah235419751814.259.37173
7Harron Floyd23267919412.241.39231
8Stanley Johnson2228687200.103.1329
9John Jones*22248510200.118.14112
10Walter Lance*284115536412.232.31048
11George Liddy*24247116400.225.28220
12Jerry Lynch*22132541180332221.333.591320
13Lloyd Merritt2029758100.107.1209
14Julius Moore2311160000.000.0000
15Warren Munsey*18277814200.179.20516
16Richard Olshefski*2528286200.214.2868
17Mickey Owen37106357932335.261.384137
18Leo Parent20386111401.180.29518
19Charles Parsons2134664100.061.0765
20Pasquale Pescitelli*244013931721.223.32445
21Herb Plews*25993651111962.304.405148
22James Ranson2413246413119419.282.463215
23Bobby Richardson17277616100.211.22417
24Richard Sanders2211342111617512.276.425179
25David Waters225621053823.252.35274
26Frank Wehner*22923339519319.285.532177
27Len Weisner234714643802.295.39057
27 Players24.1133529544156931137202519660676766507.258.367.392.7591729114
* - 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
1Alton Brown28118.5792.244213189.014461474871.2226.90.24.1
2Jim Coates200022.5012.015553.0004.522.5
3Stanley Johnson22138.6193.162823182.015183648761.2477.50.43.8
4Lloyd Merritt20205.8002.442927225.018973615741.1697.60.23.0
5Julius Moore2331.7503.0011745.04026151381.7338.00.27.6
6Richard Olshefski*2544.5004.6225978.05945403631.5646.80.37.3
7Leo Parent201010.5003.623019149.015482603921.6519.30.25.6
8Charles Parsons21157.6822.043322190.0131584331051.2426.20.15.0
8 Players22.68151.614133133501
* - 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


Mickey Owen93586412.9976.74
Warren Munsey27116116.9554.70
Ted Atkinson25155216.9677.04


Frank Wehner72589416.9918.75
Walter Lance41357272.9959.37
John Jones22198175.9779.77


Herb Plews9928729826.9575.91
Paul Battavio2460597.9444.96


David Waters56679011.9352.80
Pasquale Pescitelli2927495.9382.62
Harron Floyd2422286.8932.08
Edward Armstrong118102.9001.64


Richard Sanders10617730121.9584.51
Bobby Richardson23366814.8814.52


Jerry Lynch1322151713.9471.76
James Ranson1303001510.9692.42
Clarence Darrah548142.9771.57
Len Weisner414432.9591.15
George Liddy204023.9332.10


Alton Brown420.00
Charles Parsons330.00
Leo Parent300.00
Lloyd Merritt290.00
Stanley Johnson280.00
Richard Olshefski250.00
Julius Moore110.00
Jim Coates10.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Edward Armstrong24R5' 9.0"1601929
Ted Atkinson24R6' 0.0"1751929
Jim Basta23LL6' 0.0"185Mar 30, 1930
Paul Battavio23R5' 10.0"1651930
Ken Beardslee22RR6' 1.0"165Dec 7, 1930Woodville, MI, US
Alton Brown28RR6' 2.0"195Apr 16, 1925Norfolk, VA, US
Jim Coates20RR6' 4.0"192Aug 4, 1932Farnham, VA, US
Clarence Darrah23R5' 10.0"1701930
Harron Floyd23R5' 11.0"1751930
Rodney Heath--Unknown
Louis Job23RR5' 11.0"1851930
Stanley Johnson22RR6' 0.0"1651931
John Jones22L5' 10.0"1781931
Walter Lance28L5' 10.0"1801925
Don Leppert22LR5' 8.0"175Nov 20, 1930Memphis, TN, US
George Liddy24L5' 10.0"180Nov 16, 1928Brooklyn, NY, US
Frank Lucas21RR6' 2.0"1901932
Jerry Lynch22LR6' 1.0"185Jul 17, 1930Bay City, MI, US
Lloyd Merritt20RR6' 0.0"189Apr 8, 1933St. Louis, MO, US
Julius Moore23RR6' 2.0"1741930
Warren Munsey18L5' 11.0"1851935
Richard Olshefski25LL6' 1.0"1751928
Mickey Owen37RR5' 10.0"190Apr 4, 1916Nixa, MO, US
Thomas Page23RR6' 0.0"1851930
Leo Parent20RR6' 2.0"200Apr 13, 1933Lowell, MA, US
Charles Parsons21RR6' 0.0"2001932
Pasquale Pescitelli24L5' 8.0"160May 6, 1929Amityville, NY, US
Herb Plews25LR5' 11.0"160Jun 14, 1928Helena, MT, US
James Ranson24R6' 3.0"1901929
Bobby Richardson17RR5' 9.0"170Aug 19, 1935Sumter, SC, US
Richard Sanders22RR6' 1.0"1801931
David Waters22R5' 11.0"1751931
Frank Wehner22LL6' 2.0"2001931
Len Weisner23R6' 0.0"1681930
Leslie Wolf24L5' 10.0"1851929

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