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1953 Kansas City Blues

1953 > Class AAA > 1953 American Association
Overall: 88-66
Scored 747 runs, Allowed 680 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 84-70

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Harry Craft
Represented: Kansas City, MO
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium (Kansas City, MO)
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 Lou Berberet* 23 55 196 152 21 33 9 0 4 20 2 43 31 .217 .393 .355 .748 54 5 1 0
2 Jim Brideweser 26 13 55 49 11 13 4 0 0 4 0 6 8 .265 .345 .347 .692 17 1 0 0
3 Marshall Carlson 26 40 69 65 8 18 3 0 0 4 1 4 7 .277 .319 .323 .642 21 1 0 0
4 Ed Cereghino 19 10 23 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 .000 .045 .000 .045 0 1 0 1
5 Bob Cerv 28 123 508 454 79 144 23 7 22 91 3 45 64 .317 .389 .544 .933 247 11 8 1
6 Rip Coleman* 21 24 47 46 2 6 1 1 0 5 0 0 23 .130 .130 .196 .326 9 0 0 1
7 Bob Ferris 25 33 45 39 6 7 0 1 0 3 0 3 11 .179 .238 .231 .469 9 0 0 3
8 Alex Grammas 27 140 637 584 93 179 29 3 2 62 5 41 36 .307 .358 .377 .735 220 4 6 6
9 Johnny Gray 26 31 59 55 4 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 14 .182 .182 .182 .364 10 2 0 4
10 Elston Howard 24 139 530 497 58 142 22 9 10 70 3 28 56 .286 .326 .427 .753 212 15 2 3
11 Lee Jones 25 44 19 17 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 .176 .263 .176 .440 3 1 0 0
12 Hal Keller* 25 16 55 45 6 13 4 0 2 8 0 10 4 .289 .418 .511 .929 23 0 0 0
13 Johnny Kucab 33 18 15 12 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .083 .083 .167 .250 2 1 0 3
14 Charles LeBrun 27 24 16 16 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 4 1 0 0
15 Cliff Mapes* 31 34 101 85 12 28 8 0 2 14 0 14 9 .329 .424 .494 .918 42 2 0 2
16 Art Mazmanian 26 90 243 200 36 40 2 3 0 8 3 38 22 .200 .331 .240 .571 48 8 1 4
17 Bruce McKelvey 28 33 68 60 10 12 0 0 1 6 2 5 5 .200 .262 .250 .512 15 2 0 3
18 Bill Miller* 25 12 29 24 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 .125 .192 .167 .359 4 0 1 3
19 Emil Patrick 25 12 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 0
20 Vic Power 25 149 658 622 115 217 39 10 16 93 8 30 31 .349 .380 .521 .901 324 14 1 5
21 Jim Robertson 25 77 274 227 28 63 10 2 2 25 3 46 33 .278 .399 .366 .765 83 7 0 1
22 Harry Schaeffer* 29 37 59 53 5 8 2 0 0 1 0 2 8 .151 .182 .189 .370 10 0 0 4
23 Art Schallock* 29 18 39 29 7 7 1 0 0 4 0 7 13 .241 .389 .276 .665 8 0 0 3
24 Kal Segrist 22 79 309 247 33 52 13 3 6 32 1 59 39 .211 .365 .360 .725 89 7 1 2
25 Bill Skowron 22 134 569 512 72 163 31 12 15 89 4 51 48 .318 .386 .514 .899 263 10 5 1
26 Woody Smith 26 134 527 479 54 136 24 3 7 59 1 46 35 .284 .348 .390 .738 187 19 1 1
27 Bill Virdon* 22 95 366 330 51 77 13 4 6 25 9 34 38 .233 .305 .352 .656 116 3 0 2
28 Kermit Wahl 30 76 206 171 21 41 8 0 3 17 0 33 27 .240 .366 .339 .705 58 3 1 1
29 Bob Wiesler# 22 24 53 50 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 1 13 .100 .118 .120 .238 6 1 0 2
30 Mel Wright 25 47 31 29 1 6 0 0 0 5 0 1 4 .207 .233 .207 .440 6 0 0 1
30 Players 25.2 154 5893 5239 747 1445 252 59 98 663 44 564 626 .276 .349 .403 .752 2109 122 28 62
* - 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 Ed Cereghino 19 2 4 .333 3.47 10 9 2 0 57.0 48 32 22 1 39 29 1 0 2 1.526 7.6 0.2 6.2 4.6 0.74
2 Rip Coleman* 21 9 8 .529 4.39 24 19 4 0 127.0 111 69 62 7 69 111 10 2 11 1.417 7.9 0.5 4.9 7.9 1.61
3 Bob Ferris 25 5 5 .500 3.85 26 15 2 1 124.0 125 63 53 9 58 47 2 0 4 1.476 9.1 0.7 4.2 3.4 0.81
4 Johnny Gray 26 9 7 .563 4.15 31 24 6 1 156.0 146 74 72 7 108 109 2 0 10 1.628 8.4 0.4 6.2 6.3 1.01
5 Lee Jones 25 7 2 .778 3.21 44 1 1 0 98.0 102 41 35 7 36 53 1 0 7 1.408 9.4 0.6 3.3 4.9 1.47
6 Johnny Kucab 33 5 0 1.000 2.30 18 3 2 2 47.0 34 12 12 4 10 15 1 0 0 0.936 6.5 0.8 1.9 2.9 1.50
7 Charles LeBrun 27 2 2 .500 6.12 21 1 0 0 50.0 58 36 34 4 20 18 1 0 3 1.560 10.4 0.7 3.6 3.2 0.90
8 Bill Miller* 25 5 5 .500 3.23 12 11 5 3 78.0 73 38 28 4 38 53 4 0 4 1.423 8.4 0.5 4.4 6.1 1.39
9 Emil Patrick 25 0 1 .000 12
10 Harry Schaeffer* 29 11 14 .440 4.31 37 23 8 1 165.0 161 87 79 7 67 104 3 0 2 1.382 8.8 0.4 3.7 5.7 1.55
11 Art Schallock* 29 9 3 .750 3.15 18 11 5 0 97.0 90 40 34 6 40 63 3 0 2 1.340 8.4 0.6 3.7 5.8 1.58
12 Bob Wiesler* 22 8 7 .533 3.09 24 18 8 1 140.0 112 56 48 4 103 92 2 2 10 1.536 7.2 0.3 6.6 5.9 0.89
13 Mel Wright 25 13 2 .867 3.24 47 4 2 0 111.0 112 47 40 8 35 73 5 1 1 1.324 9.1 0.6 2.8 5.9 2.09
13 Players 25.5 88 66 .571 154 154 680
* - 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
Jim Robertson 69 392 37 13 7 .971 6.22 8
Lou Berberet 47 268 30 5 6 .983 6.34 3
Bruce McKelvey 28 98 10 2 2 .982 3.86 2
Hal Keller 14 70 7 2 0 .975 5.50 2
Elston Howard 11 49 7 4 0 .933 5.09 2

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Skowron 131 1179 61 10 126 .992 9.47
Vic Power 24 194 17 2 17 .991 8.79

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Art Mazmanian 79 146 167 6 51 .981 3.96
Kal Segrist 71 154 184 10 50 .971 4.76
Kermit Wahl 21 29 40 4 6 .945 3.29
Jim Brideweser 12 30 27 1 8 .983 4.75

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Woody Smith 131 106 288 24 31 .943 3.01
Kermit Wahl 21 29 40 4 6 .945 3.29

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Alex Grammas 140 262 438 24 96 .967 5.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Vic Power 121 251 12 5 2 .981 2.17
Bob Cerv 120 198 4 5 1 .976 1.68
Elston Howard 117 179 13 6 0 .970 1.64
Bill Virdon 85 174 8 7 1 .963 2.14
Marshall Carlson 23 29 3 0 1 1.000 1.39
Cliff Mapes 23 43 0 1 0 .977 1.87

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mel Wright 47 4 18 4 3 .846 0.47
Lee Jones 44 2 17 0 0 1.000 0.43
Harry Schaeffer 37 5 27 1 0 .970 0.86
Johnny Gray 31 6 29 4 1 .897 1.13
Bob Ferris 26 4 36 2 3 .952 1.54
Rip Coleman 24 4 23 2 0 .931 1.13
Bob Wiesler 24 4 35 2 1 .951 1.63
Charles LeBrun 21 6 12 0 1 1.000 0.86
Johnny Kucab 18 2 15 1 1 .944 0.94
Art Schallock 18 1 14 0 1 1.000 0.83
Bill Miller 12 5 23 1 5 .966 2.33
Emil Patrick 12 0 4 0 0 1.000 0.33
Ed Cereghino 10 5 12 1 2 .944 1.70

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Lou Berberet 23 L R 5' 11.0" 200 Nov 20, 1929 Long Beach, CA, US
Jim Brideweser 26 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Feb 13, 1927 Lancaster, OH, US
Marshall Carlson 26 R 6' 0.0" 170 1927
Ed Cereghino 19 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Nov 24, 1933 San Francisco, CA, US
Bob Cerv 28 R R 6' 0.0" 200 May 5, 1925 Weston, NE, US
Al Cicotte 23 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Dec 23, 1929 Melvindale, MI, US
Rip Coleman 21 L L 6' 2.0" 185 Jul 31, 1931 Troy, NY, US
Bob Ferris 25 R R 5' 11.0" 170 May 11, 1928 Armonk, NY, US
Bill Freese 26 R R 6' 1.0" 180 May 5, 1927
Peter Gentile 23 R 6' 1.0" 191 1930
Alex Grammas 27 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Apr 3, 1926 Birmingham, AL, US
Johnny Gray 26 R R 6' 4.0" 226 Dec 11, 1926 West Palm Beach, FL, US
Elston Howard 24 R R 6' 2.0" 196 Feb 23, 1929 St. Louis, MO, US
Lee Jones 25 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Apr 1, 1928 Fairfax, OK, US
Hal Keller 25 L R 6' 1.0" 200 Jul 7, 1927 Middletown, MD, US
Johnny Kucab 33 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Dec 17, 1919 Olyphant, PA, US
Charles LeBrun 27 R R 6' 3.0" 185 1926
Don Leppert 22 L R 5' 8.0" 175 Nov 20, 1930 Memphis, TN, US
Jerry Lumpe 20 L R 6' 2.0" 185 Jun 2, 1933 Lincoln, MO, US
George Maier 20 R L 6' 0.0" 185 Sep 4, 1932
Cliff Mapes 31 L R 6' 3.0" 205 Mar 13, 1922 Sutherland, NE, US
Art Mazmanian 26 R R 5' 9.0" 229 May 1, 1927 Detroit, MI, US
Bruce McKelvey 28 R 6' 2.0" 190 Aug 26, 1924 San Pedro, CA, US
Bill Miller 25 L L 6' 0.0" 175 Jul 26, 1927 Minersville, PA, US
Emil Patrick 25 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Jul 24, 1927 Cleveland, OH, US
Vic Power 25 R R 6' 0.0" 186 Nov 1, 1927 Arecibo, PR
Jack Reed 20 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Feb 2, 1933 Silver City, MS, US
Jim Robertson 25 R R 5' 9.0" 183 Jan 29, 1928 Chicago, IL, US
Harry Schaeffer 29 L L 6' 2.0" 175 Jun 23, 1924 Reading, PA, US
Art Schallock 29 L L 5' 9.0" 160 Apr 25, 1924 Mill Valley, CA, US
Kal Segrist 22 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Apr 14, 1931 Greenville, TX, US
Bill Skowron 22 R R 5' 11.0" 195 Dec 18, 1930 Chicago, IL, US
Woody Smith 26 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Feb 25, 1927 University City, MO, US
Kenneth Stonecipher 23 R 6' 0.0" 180 Mar 2, 1930
Bill Virdon 22 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Jun 9, 1931 Hazel Park, MI, US
Kermit Wahl 30 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Nov 18, 1922 Columbia, SD, US
Bob Wiesler 22 S L 6' 3.0" 188 Aug 13, 1930 St. Louis, MO, US
Mel Wright 25 R R 6' 3.0" 210 May 11, 1928 Manila, AR, US

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