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1953 Ottawa A's

1953 > Class AAA > 1953 International League
Overall: 71-83
Scored 617 runs, Allowed 718 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 66-88

Affiliation: Philadelphia Athletics-AL
Manager: Frank Skaff
Represented: Ottawa, ON, CA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952 / 1954

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk 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 Hal Bevan 22 101 320 296 31 92 19 2 3 50 0 21 24 .311 .358 .419 .777 124 1 2
2 Moe Burtschy 31 50 37 30 4 5 0 1 0 3 1 7 8 .167 .324 .233 .558 7 0 0
3 Art Ditmar 24 19 36 36 4 8 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 .222 .222 .250 .472 9 0 0
4 Fred Gerken# 31 84 264 235 24 58 7 2 4 26 4 26 35 .247 .324 .345 .669 81 1 2
5 Vince Gohl* 27 22 30 28 2 8 0 0 0 5 0 1 6 .286 .310 .286 .596 8 0 1
6 Dick Greco 27 64 236 215 24 54 8 4 5 26 0 20 49 .251 .315 .395 .710 85 0 1
7 Bill Harrington 25 21 52 46 3 10 1 0 0 8 0 3 6 .217 .265 .239 .504 11 0 3
8 Ed Hrabczak 30 40 41 40 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 23 .075 .098 .075 .173 3 0 0
9 Skeeter Kell 23 132 472 418 55 97 24 5 3 30 7 43 22 .232 .307 .335 .642 140 2 9
10 Mike Kume 27 31 31 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 13 .000 .065 .000 .065 0 0 0
11 Lou Limmer* 28 135 527 467 68 128 22 4 15 73 5 57 38 .274 .356 .435 .790 203 2 1
12 Jack Littrell 24 148 611 551 72 134 31 6 7 43 4 49 95 .243 .306 .359 .666 198 1 10
13 John Mackinson 29 31 58 49 4 9 0 0 0 3 0 6 10 .184 .273 .184 .456 9 0 3
14 Harry Minor 25 13 24 21 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 .143 .217 .143 .360 3 0 1
15 Al Pinkston* 35 45 107 101 9 20 6 0 1 9 0 6 18 .198 .243 .287 .530 29 0 0
16 Walter Rogers# 29 154 658 581 77 150 22 8 1 49 30 68 51 .258 .337 .329 .666 191 1 8
17 Dutch Romberger 26 39 27 21 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 6 11 .048 .259 .048 .307 1 0 0
18 Dick Rozek* 26 25 29 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 2
19 Jerry Scala* 28 103 414 373 43 107 14 3 2 35 5 33 29 .287 .346 .357 .703 133 1 7
20 Billy Shantz 25 105 337 317 21 72 9 3 0 27 2 15 28 .227 .264 .274 .539 87 1 4
21 Jake Spruill 28 103 268 244 34 68 15 2 1 26 3 20 21 .279 .343 .369 .712 90 4 0
22 Joe Taylor 27 70 273 243 42 76 16 3 7 45 4 24 26 .313 .381 .490 .871 119 3 3
23 Andrew Tranavitch 26 26 53 50 8 13 2 0 1 3 0 3 8 .260 .302 .360 .662 18 0 0
24 Bob Trice 26 56 113 106 21 27 5 0 4 16 0 4 21 .255 .288 .415 .703 44 1 2
25 Neal Watlington* 30 55 176 155 18 39 6 0 3 20 1 21 12 .252 .341 .348 .689 54 0 0
26 Taffy Wright* 41 106 384 331 48 117 19 5 7 56 2 49 22 .353 .441 .505 .946 167 3 1
26 Players 27.7 154 5589 5021 617 1296 226 48 64 558 68 485 605 .258 .326 .360 .687 1810 23 60
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 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 Moe Burtschy 31 12 7 .632 2.82 50 4 2 1 118.0 98 58 37 10 59 62 0 2 6 1.331 7.5 0.8 4.5 4.7 1.05
2 Art Ditmar 24 2 13 .133 5.30 19 17 3 1 107.0 116 69 63 9 59 45 4 0 3 1.636 9.8 0.8 5.0 3.8 0.76
3 Vince Gohl* 27 3 9 .250 4.73 21 12 4 0 78.0 90 51 41 3 43 34 2 0 1 1.705 10.4 0.3 5.0 3.9 0.79
4 Bill Harrington 25 7 9 .438 4.53 21 19 6 0 131.0 147 76 66 8 47 70 5 1 2 1.481 10.1 0.5 3.2 4.8 1.49
5 Ed Hrabczak 30 7 10 .412 4.15 40 16 6 0 130.0 133 74 60 6 69 64 4 0 8 1.554 9.2 0.4 4.8 4.4 0.93
6 Mike Kume 27 3 4 .429 4.05 31 6 1 0 100.0 97 54 45 9 60 60 7 1 8 1.570 8.7 0.8 5.4 5.4 1.00
7 John Mackinson 29 7 10 .412 5.01 29 22 5 1 151.0 179 99 84 16 70 73 6 0 6 1.649 10.7 1.0 4.2 4.4 1.04
8 Dutch Romberger 26 4 1 .800 3.50 39 10 2 1 108.0 121 50 42 5 40 49 2 0 5 1.491 10.1 0.4 3.3 4.1 1.23
9 Dick Rozek* 26 5 8 .385 4.26 23 15 4 0 93.0 85 58 44 6 62 47 1 0 4 1.581 8.2 0.6 6.0 4.5 0.76
10 Bob Trice 26 21 10 .677 3.10 38 30 20 4 229.0 207 90 79 20 84 57 2 2 2 1.271 8.1 0.8 3.3 2.2 0.68
10 Players 27.3 71 83 .461 154 154 718

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Billy Shantz 99 417 71 6 16 .988 4.93 7
Neal Watlington 46 210 29 5 6 .980 5.20 4
Andrew Tranavitch 21 60 16 2 1 .974 3.62 1

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Lou Limmer 129 1122 92 16 111 .987 9.41
Hal Bevan 12 81 5 6 11 .935 7.17
Fred Gerken 12 96 7 0 9 1.000 8.58

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Skeeter Kell 128 287 307 20 84 .967 4.64
Hal Bevan 50 75 127 7 27 .967 4.04

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Walter Rogers 94 95 153 7 21 .973 2.64
Jake Spruill 52 36 99 3 8 .978 2.60
Hal Bevan 20 23 32 3 5 .948 2.75

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jack Littrell 148 309 432 31 98 .960 5.01

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jerry Scala 103 250 8 4 0 .985 2.50
Taffy Wright 95 146 2 7 0 .955 1.56
Fred Gerken 69 96 6 5 0 .953 1.48
Joe Taylor 69 173 6 2 2 .989 2.59
Walter Rogers 66 111 2 2 1 .983 1.71
Dick Greco 60 88 5 4 4 .959 1.55
Al Pinkston 21 28 0 3 0 .903 1.33

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Moe Burtschy 50 9 24 1 1 .971 0.66
Ed Hrabczak 40 4 28 2 0 .941 0.80
Dutch Romberger 39 10 19 0 1 1.000 0.74
Bob Trice 38 17 42 2 1 .967 1.55
Mike Kume 31 1 9 3 1 .769 0.32
John Mackinson 29 6 43 5 1 .907 1.69
Dick Rozek 23 2 7 2 0 .818 0.39
Vince Gohl 21 3 18 0 0 1.000 1.00
Bill Harrington 21 7 19 1 4 .963 1.24
Art Ditmar 19 3 18 1 2 .955 1.11

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
James Bell 25 R R 6' 0.0" 176 1928
Hal Bevan 22 R R 6' 2.0" 198 Nov 15, 1930 New Orleans, LA, US
Moe Burtschy 31 R R 6' 3.0" 208 Apr 18, 1922 Cincinnati, OH, US
Art Ditmar 24 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Apr 3, 1929 Winthrop, MA, US
Fred Gerken 31 S 6' 0.0" 185 1922
Vince Gohl 27 L L 6' 2.0" 175 1926
Dick Greco 27 R 6' 3.0" 220 Jul 2, 1925 Tacoma, WA, US
Bill Harrington 25 R R 5' 11.0" 160 Oct 3, 1927 Sanford, NC, US
Bill Hockenbury 28 R R 6' 2.0" 200 1925
John Hoffman 29 L R 6' 4.0" 215 Nov 30, 1923 Buffalo, NY, US
Ed Hrabczak 30 R R 6' 4.0" 215 Feb 17, 1923
Skeeter Kell 23 R R 5' 9.0" 160 Oct 11, 1929 Swifton, AR, US
Mike Kume 27 R R 6' 1.0" 195 May 19, 1926 Premier, WV, US
Lou Limmer 28 L L 6' 2.0" 190 Mar 10, 1925 New York, NY, US
Jack Littrell 24 R R 6' 0.0" 179 Jan 22, 1929 Louisville, KY, US
John Mackinson 29 R R 5' 10.0" 160 Oct 29, 1923 Orange, NJ, US
Joseph Mangini 33 L 5' 10.0" 184 Feb 21, 1920
Len Matarazzo 24 R R 6' 4.0" 195 Sep 12, 1928 New Castle, PA, US
Harry Minor 25 R R 6' 2.0" 210 1928
Al Pinkston 35 L R 6' 5.0" 225 Oct 22, 1917 Newbern, AL, US
Walter Rogers 29 S 5' 11.0" 170 1924
Dutch Romberger 26 R R 6' 0.0" 185 May 26, 1927 Klingerstown, PA, US
Dick Rozek 26 L L 6' 0.0" 190 Mar 27, 1927 Cedar Rapids, IA, US
Jerry Scala 28 L R 5' 11.0" 178 Sep 27, 1924 Bayonne, NJ, US
Billy Shantz 25 R R 6' 1.0" 160 Jul 31, 1927 Pottstown, PA, US
Jake Spruill 28 R 6' 3.0" 185 Jul 13, 1924 DeKalb County, GA, US
Courtney Stempel 22 S R 6' 0.0" 160 1931
Joe Taylor 27 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 2, 1926 Chapman, AL, US
Andrew Tranavitch 26 R 5' 10.0" 175 1927
Bob Trice 26 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Aug 28, 1926 Newton, GA, US
Neal Watlington 30 L R 6' 0.0" 195 Dec 25, 1922 Yanceyville, NC, US
Taffy Wright 41 L R 5' 10.0" 180 Aug 10, 1911 Tabor City, NC, US

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