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1953 Birmingham Barons

1953 > Class AA > 1953 Southern Association
Overall: 78-76
Scored 757 runs, Allowed 737 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 79-75

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Mayo Smith
Represented: Birmingham, AL
Ballpark: Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL)
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 Marshall Carlson 26 31 97 88 10 22 2 1 0 9 2 5 8 .250 .298 .295 .593 26 1 3
2 Richard Carr* 22 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
3 William Casanova* 22 20 78 68 17 20 2 0 1 12 0 9 13 .294 .377 .368 .744 25 0 1
4 Al Cicotte 23 26 35 35 4 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 .171 .171 .171 .343 6 0 0
5 Red Crowder 23 38 40 37 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 23 .054 .103 .054 .157 2 0 1
6 Dick Fiedler 26 16 31 24 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 4 9 .167 .286 .167 .452 4 0 3
7 Jim Fiscalini 25 12 33 29 2 9 2 0 0 6 0 4 4 .310 .394 .379 .773 11 0 0
8 Bill Freese 26 29 36 30 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 4 9 .100 .206 .100 .306 3 0 2
9 Charlie Frey* 24 5 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
10 Edwin Grenkoski 25 12 30 27 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 .111 .143 .148 .291 4 0 2
11 Hal Grote 22 113 401 338 60 85 16 5 10 53 15 59 81 .251 .366 .417 .783 141 2 2
12 Eugene Herbert 25 125 536 483 73 133 21 2 8 43 6 42 47 .275 .337 .377 .714 182 3 8
13 Tom Jayne 22 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
14 Bill Kennedy* 34 29 29 24 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 5 10 .125 .276 .167 .443 4 0 0
15 Robert Kerce# 26 13 26 21 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 13 .143 .217 .143 .360 3 0 3
16 Tom Kirk* 25 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
17 Bobby Kline 24 113 450 407 57 115 24 3 4 39 2 38 45 .283 .347 .386 .733 157 2 3
18 Johnny Kucab 33 25 66 58 7 12 0 0 0 10 0 2 14 .207 .233 .207 .440 12 0 6
19 Don Leppert* 22 23 85 70 6 19 1 0 1 9 0 13 7 .271 .386 .329 .714 23 0 2
20 Neil Lettau 23 5 16 1 5 3 0 0 1 1 .313 .500 8
21 George Maier 20 19 36 33 2 7 1 2 0 1 0 1 11 .212 .235 .364 .599 12 0 2
22 Pete Mallory -- 33 47 44 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 15 .091 .111 .114 .225 5 0 2 Stats for 2 teams
23 George Moskovich 26 131 510 462 61 133 21 2 6 54 2 43 48 .288 .350 .381 .731 176 1 4
24 Meredith Murray 25 10 18 15 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 .067 .125 .067 .192 1 0 2
25 Tommy O'Brien 34 75 314 268 39 68 8 0 7 36 0 40 27 .254 .359 .362 .721 97 4 2
26 Edwin Oswald 26 61 167 155 11 28 4 0 1 8 0 9 28 .181 .230 .226 .456 35 1 2 Stats for 2 teams
27 Emil Patrick 25 10 22 21 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .048 .048 .048 .095 1 0 1
28 Joe Polich 23 77 353 312 51 85 17 1 4 33 4 30 20 .272 .342 .372 .714 116 3 8
29 Frederick Robbins* 26 10 24 20 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 13 .100 .182 .150 .332 3 0 2
30 Norm Siebern* 19 150 633 537 94 151 25 5 21 97 10 91 82 .281 .387 .464 .851 249 2 3
31 Hal Smith 22 127 473 434 49 135 24 2 3 61 2 34 30 .311 .364 .396 .760 172 2 3
32 Tom Sturdivant* 23 57 78 72 9 19 1 0 0 8 0 5 10 .264 .312 .278 .589 20 0 1
33 Emil Tellinger 24 141 563 484 66 153 36 1 20 99 7 72 67 .316 .410 .519 .929 251 5 2
34 Gus Triandos 22 97 415 367 70 135 26 3 19 75 4 43 38 .368 .441 .610 1.051 224 5 0
35 Bill Virdon* 22 42 181 164 27 52 7 2 3 14 1 17 21 .317 .381 .439 .820 72 0 0
36 David Waters 22 31 123 115 17 34 5 1 0 21 2 7 17 .296 .341 .357 .698 41 1 0
37 Charles Weiss* 23 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 0
38 Lyle Westrum 26 2 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
38 Players 23.9 155 5967 5305 757 1446 250 30 106 697 57 594 728 .273 .346 .391 .737 2074 68
* - 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 Richard Carr 22 0 0 inf 1 0.0 2 1 1 0 0.00
2 Al Cicotte 23 4 8 .333 5.17 23 18 2 0 94.0 73 58 54 7 102 84 1 0 6 1.862 7.0 0.7 9.8 8.0 0.82
3 Red Crowder 23 10 4 .714 3.26 38 7 3 1 127.0 139 65 46 9 42 69 2 2 5 1.425 9.9 0.6 3.0 4.9 1.64
4 Dick Fiedler 26 4 5 .444 3.71 16 11 4 1 80.0 85 39 33 3 37 26 9 0 0 1.525 9.6 0.3 4.2 2.9 0.70
5 Bill Freese 26 3 6 .333 4.33 29 13 2 0 106.0 123 63 51 15 45 44 1 0 4 1.585 10.4 1.3 3.8 3.7 0.98
6 Edwin Grenkoski 25 5 5 .500 4.26 12 11 4 0 74.0 88 44 35 6 20 29 1 0 0 1.459 10.7 0.7 2.4 3.5 1.45
7 Tom Jayne 22 1 0 1.000 4.00 2 9.0 8 0 4 4 4 1.333 8.0 4.0 4.0 1.00
8 Bill Kennedy* 34 6 7 .462 3.39 29 5 1 0 85.0 87 45 32 7 22 35 1 0 0 1.282 9.2 0.7 2.3 3.7 1.59
9 Robert Kerce 26 4 5 .444 4.71 13 10 4 0 63.0 78 35 33 2 31 30 4 0 3 1.730 11.1 0.3 4.4 4.3 0.97
10 Bobby Kline 24 2 1 .667 6.52 6 29.0 29 12 21 21 8 1.724 9.0 6.5 2.5 0.38
11 Johnny Kucab 33 10 8 .556 4.56 25 23 8 3 156.0 184 97 79 15 38 59 4 0 2 1.423 10.6 0.9 2.2 3.4 1.55
12 Neil Lettau* 23 1 0 1.000 5.62 5 8.0 19 12 5 5 1 3.000 21.4 5.6 1.1 0.20
13 George Maier* 20 3 10 .231 6.16 19 15 2 0 92.0 102 74 63 6 55 56 3 0 6 1.707 10.0 0.6 5.4 5.5 1.02
14 Pete Mallory -- 7 5 .583 3.52 33 14 7 2 128.0 128 54 50 6 41 58 2 0 3 1.320 9.0 0.4 2.9 4.1 1.41 Stats for 2 teams
15 Meredith Murray 25 3 2 .600 2.09 10 43.0 52 17 10 10 23 1.442 10.9 2.1 4.8 2.30
16 Emil Patrick 25 4 3 .571 4.02 10 7 4 0 56.0 57 25 25 6 24 16 1 0 2 1.446 9.2 1.0 3.9 2.6 0.67
17 Frederick Robbins* 26 2 3 .400 4.42 10 10 2 0 57.0 52 30 28 5 45 33 1 1 2 1.702 8.2 0.8 7.1 5.2 0.73
18 Tom Sturdivant 23 10 7 .588 2.98 47 3 1 1 139.0 130 70 46 13 61 104 9 0 9 1.374 8.4 0.8 3.9 6.7 1.70
19 John Wingo 25 0 0 5.54 4 13.0 13 8 8 8 5 1.615 9.0 5.5 3.5 0.63
19 Players 25.8 78 76 .506 155 155 737
* - 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
Hal Smith 122 570 86 18 8 .973 5.38 4
Edwin Oswald 55 243 31 2 3 .993 4.98 4 Stats for 2 teams
Jim Fiscalini 10 38 4 2 0 .955 4.20 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gus Triandos 89 782 55 13 86 .985 9.40
Hal Grote 59 477 29 5 47 .990 8.58

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George Moskovich 124 301 347 14 84 .979 5.23
Eugene Herbert 20 58 68 3 13 .977 6.30
Don Leppert 14 47 40 2 9 .978 6.21

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Eugene Herbert 97 112 187 23 22 .929 3.08
Joe Polich 35 28 64 8 8 .920 2.63
David Waters 24 23 49 8 6 .900 3.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bobby Kline 108 198 299 28 68 .947 4.60
Joe Polich 40 82 137 17 27 .928 5.48

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Norm Siebern 148 355 13 13 4 .966 2.49
Emil Tellinger 138 212 9 2 4 .991 1.60
Tommy O'Brien 73 128 5 6 0 .957 1.82
Hal Grote 49 95 7 3 0 .971 2.08
Bill Virdon 41 96 7 4 1 .963 2.51
Marshall Carlson 30 40 4 2 1 .957 1.47
William Casanova 19 23 1 1 0 .960 1.26

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tom Sturdivant 47 7 23 5 1 .857 0.64
Red Crowder 38 6 23 0 2 1.000 0.76
Pete Mallory 33 7 13 1 0 .952 0.61 Stats for 2 teams
Bill Freese 29 3 17 1 2 .952 0.69
Bill Kennedy 29 3 19 0 0 1.000 0.76
Johnny Kucab 25 8 27 1 3 .972 1.40
Al Cicotte 23 3 8 0 1 1.000 0.48
George Maier 19 7 17 3 4 .889 1.26
Dick Fiedler 16 5 17 2 1 .917 1.38
Robert Kerce 13 3 11 2 2 .875 1.08
Edwin Grenkoski 12 5 21 1 1 .963 2.17
Meredith Murray 10 2 16 0 4 1.000 1.80
Emil Patrick 10 4 5 1 0 .900 0.90
Frederick Robbins 10 4 6 1 0 .909 1.00
Bobby Kline 6 0.00
Neil Lettau 5 0.00
John Wingo 4 0.00
Tom Jayne 2 0.00
Richard Carr 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Marshall Carlson 26 R 6' 0.0" 170 1927
Richard Carr 22 L R 6' 2.0" 180 Jan 5, 1931 Philadelphia, PA, US
William Casanova 22 L 5' 11.0" 187 Nov 15, 1930 Windsor, ON, CA
Al Cicotte 23 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Dec 23, 1929 Melvindale, MI, US
Red Crowder 23 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Nov 24, 1929 Seneca, MO, US
Dick Fiedler 26 R R 6' 4.0" 205 Apr 24, 1927 Union City, NJ, US
Jim Fiscalini 25 R R 6' 1.0" 200 May 20, 1928 San Bernardino, CA, US
Bill Freese 26 R R 6' 1.0" 180 May 5, 1927
Charlie Frey 24 L 5' 7.0" 165 Aug 16, 1928 Lemay, MO, US
Greek George 40 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Dec 25, 1912 Waycross, GA, US
Edwin Grenkoski 25 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1928
Hal Grote 22 R 6' 3.0" 205 Sep 25, 1930 Cincinnati, OH, US
Eugene Herbert 25 R 5' 9.0" 160 1928
John Hunton 26 R 5' 9.0" 150 1927
Tom Jayne 22 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Sep 20, 1930 TX, US
Bill Kennedy 34 L L 6' 1.0" 175 Dec 22, 1918 Alexandria, VA, US
Robert Kerce 26 S R 6' 5.0" 180 1927
Tom Kirk 25 L L 5' 10.0" 182 Sep 27, 1927 Philadelphia, PA, US
Bobby Kline 24 R R 6' 0.0" 179 Jan 27, 1929 St. Petersburg, FL, US
Johnny Kucab 33 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Dec 17, 1919 Olyphant, PA, US
Don Leppert 22 L R 5' 8.0" 175 Nov 20, 1930 Memphis, TN, US
Neil Lettau 23 R L 6' 1.0" 173 1930
George Maier 20 R L 6' 0.0" 185 Sep 4, 1932
Pete Mallory -- R R 6' 2.0" 185 Unknown
George Moskovich 26 R 6' 0.0" 185 1927
Meredith Murray 25 R R 6' 4.0" 180 1928
Tommy O'Brien 34 R R 5' 11.0" 195 Dec 19, 1918 Anniston, AL, US
Edwin Oswald 26 R R 6' 2.0" 192 Aug 3, 1926
Emil Patrick 25 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Jul 24, 1927 Cleveland, OH, US
Joe Polich 23 R 6' 0.0" 175 Mar 20, 1930 San Francisco, CA, US
Frederick Robbins 26 L L 5' 10.0" 155 May 19, 1927 Easton, PA, US
Norm Siebern 19 L R 6' 2.0" 200 Jul 26, 1933 St. Louis, MO, US
Hal Smith 22 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Dec 7, 1930 West Frankfort, IL, US
Tom Sturdivant 23 L R 6' 0.0" 170 Apr 28, 1930 Gordon, KS, US
Emil Tellinger 24 R 6' 4.0" 230 1929
Gus Triandos 22 R R 6' 3.0" 205 Jul 30, 1930 San Francisco, CA, US
Bill Virdon 22 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Jun 9, 1931 Hazel Park, MI, US
David Waters 22 R 5' 11.0" 175 1931
Charles Weiss 23 L 6' 0.0" 185 1930
Lyle Westrum 26 R 5' 11.0" 184 1927
John Wingo 25 L R 6' 2.0" 195 Aug 7, 1927 Detroit, MI, US

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