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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
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 Edward Armstrong 24 15 49 11 2 0 1 .224 .327 16
2 Ted Atkinson 24 31 100 25 3 1 0 .250 .300 30
3 Paul Battavio 23 35 112 26 5 0 2 .232 .330 37
4 Ken Beardslee 22 15 13 3 1 0 0 .231 .308 4
5 Alton Brown 28 42 64 8 0 0 0 .125 .125 8
6 Clarence Darrah 23 54 197 51 8 1 4 .259 .371 73
7 Harron Floyd 23 26 79 19 4 1 2 .241 .392 31
8 Stanley Johnson 22 28 68 7 2 0 0 .103 .132 9
9 John Jones* 22 24 85 10 2 0 0 .118 .141 12
10 Walter Lance* 28 41 155 36 4 1 2 .232 .310 48
11 George Liddy* 24 24 71 16 4 0 0 .225 .282 20
12 Jerry Lynch* 22 132 541 180 33 22 21 .333 .591 320
13 Lloyd Merritt 20 29 75 8 1 0 0 .107 .120 9
14 Julius Moore 23 11 16 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
15 Warren Munsey* 18 27 78 14 2 0 0 .179 .205 16
16 Richard Olshefski* 25 28 28 6 2 0 0 .214 .286 8
17 Mickey Owen 37 106 357 93 23 3 5 .261 .384 137
18 Leo Parent 20 38 61 11 4 0 1 .180 .295 18
19 Charles Parsons 21 34 66 4 1 0 0 .061 .076 5
20 Pasquale Pescitelli* 24 40 139 31 7 2 1 .223 .324 45
21 Herb Plews* 25 99 365 111 19 6 2 .304 .405 148
22 James Ranson 24 132 464 131 19 4 19 .282 .463 215
23 Bobby Richardson 17 27 76 16 1 0 0 .211 .224 17
24 Richard Sanders 22 113 421 116 17 5 12 .276 .425 179
25 David Waters 22 56 210 53 8 2 3 .252 .352 74
26 Frank Wehner* 22 92 333 95 19 3 19 .285 .532 177
27 Len Weisner 23 47 146 43 8 0 2 .295 .390 57
27 Players 24.1 133 5295 4415 693 1137 202 51 96 606 76 766 507 .258 .367 .392 .759 1729 114
* - 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 Alton Brown 28 11 8 .579 2.24 42 13 189.0 144 61 47 4 87 1.222 6.9 0.2 4.1
2 Jim Coates 20 0 0 22.50 1 2.0 1 5 5 5 3.000 4.5 22.5
3 Stanley Johnson 22 13 8 .619 3.16 28 23 182.0 151 83 64 8 76 1.247 7.5 0.4 3.8
4 Lloyd Merritt 20 20 5 .800 2.44 29 27 225.0 189 73 61 5 74 1.169 7.6 0.2 3.0
5 Julius Moore 23 3 1 .750 3.00 11 7 45.0 40 26 15 1 38 1.733 8.0 0.2 7.6
6 Richard Olshefski* 25 4 4 .500 4.62 25 9 78.0 59 45 40 3 63 1.564 6.8 0.3 7.3
7 Leo Parent 20 10 10 .500 3.62 30 19 149.0 154 82 60 3 92 1.651 9.3 0.2 5.6
8 Charles Parsons 21 15 7 .682 2.04 33 22 190.0 131 58 43 3 105 1.242 6.2 0.1 5.0
8 Players 22.6 81 51 .614 133 133 501
* - 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
Mickey Owen 93 586 41 2 .997 6.74
Warren Munsey 27 116 11 6 .955 4.70
Ted Atkinson 25 155 21 6 .967 7.04

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Frank Wehner 72 589 41 6 .991 8.75
Walter Lance 41 357 27 2 .995 9.37
John Jones 22 198 17 5 .977 9.77

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Herb Plews 99 287 298 26 .957 5.91
Paul Battavio 24 60 59 7 .944 4.96

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
David Waters 56 67 90 11 .935 2.80
Pasquale Pescitelli 29 27 49 5 .938 2.62
Harron Floyd 24 22 28 6 .893 2.08
Edward Armstrong 11 8 10 2 .900 1.64

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Richard Sanders 106 177 301 21 .958 4.51
Bobby Richardson 23 36 68 14 .881 4.52

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jerry Lynch 132 215 17 13 .947 1.76
James Ranson 130 300 15 10 .969 2.42
Clarence Darrah 54 81 4 2 .977 1.57
Len Weisner 41 44 3 2 .959 1.15
George Liddy 20 40 2 3 .933 2.10

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Alton Brown 42 0.00
Charles Parsons 33 0.00
Leo Parent 30 0.00
Lloyd Merritt 29 0.00
Stanley Johnson 28 0.00
Richard Olshefski 25 0.00
Julius Moore 11 0.00
Jim Coates 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Edward Armstrong 24 R 5' 9.0" 160 1929
Ted Atkinson 24 R 6' 0.0" 175 1929
Jim Basta 23 L L 6' 0.0" 185 Mar 30, 1930
Paul Battavio 23 R 5' 10.0" 165 1930
Ken Beardslee 22 R R 6' 1.0" 165 Dec 7, 1930 Woodville, MI, US
Alton Brown 28 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Apr 16, 1925 Norfolk, VA, US
Jim Coates 20 R R 6' 4.0" 192 Aug 4, 1932 Farnham, VA, US
Clarence Darrah 23 R 5' 10.0" 170 1930
Harron Floyd 23 R 5' 11.0" 175 1930
Rodney Heath -- Unknown
Louis Job 23 R R 5' 11.0" 185 1930
Stanley Johnson 22 R R 6' 0.0" 165 1931
John Jones 22 L 5' 10.0" 178 1931
Walter Lance 28 L 5' 10.0" 180 1925
Don Leppert 22 L R 5' 8.0" 175 Nov 20, 1930 Memphis, TN, US
George Liddy 24 L 5' 10.0" 180 Nov 16, 1928 Brooklyn, NY, US
Frank Lucas 21 R R 6' 2.0" 190 1932
Jerry Lynch 22 L R 6' 1.0" 185 Jul 17, 1930 Bay City, MI, US
Lloyd Merritt 20 R R 6' 0.0" 189 Apr 8, 1933 St. Louis, MO, US
Julius Moore 23 R R 6' 2.0" 174 1930
Warren Munsey 18 L 5' 11.0" 185 1935
Richard Olshefski 25 L L 6' 1.0" 175 1928
Mickey Owen 37 R R 5' 10.0" 190 Apr 4, 1916 Nixa, MO, US
Thomas Page 23 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1930
Leo Parent 20 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Apr 13, 1933 Lowell, MA, US
Charles Parsons 21 R R 6' 0.0" 200 1932
Pasquale Pescitelli 24 L 5' 8.0" 160 May 6, 1929 Amityville, NY, US
Herb Plews 25 L R 5' 11.0" 160 Jun 14, 1928 Helena, MT, US
James Ranson 24 R 6' 3.0" 190 1929
Bobby Richardson 17 R R 5' 9.0" 170 Aug 19, 1935 Sumter, SC, US
Richard Sanders 22 R R 6' 1.0" 180 1931
David Waters 22 R 5' 11.0" 175 1931
Frank Wehner 22 L L 6' 2.0" 200 1931
Len Weisner 23 R 6' 0.0" 168 1930
Leslie Wolf 24 L 5' 10.0" 185 1929

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