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1953 Mobile Bears

1953 > Class AA > 1953 Southern Association
Overall: 66-87
Scored 645 runs, Allowed 788 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 63-90

Affiliation: Brooklyn Dodgers-NL
Manager: Ed Head
Represented: Mobile, AL
Ballpark: Hartwell Field (Mobile, 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 Al Bennett 26 38 34 31 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 7 .161 .212 .161 .373 5 1 1
2 Robert Crain 26 140 628 579 68 150 23 4 5 50 4 43 58 .259 .311 .339 .650 196 1 5
3 Calvin Felix 27 13 33 29 6 6 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 .207 .303 .207 .510 6 1 0
4 Walter Fiala 28 115 435 394 31 110 15 3 2 45 3 35 30 .279 .341 .348 .689 137 2 4
5 Bud Fustin 26 40 22 20 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .100 .100 .100 .200 2 0 2
6 William Glane* 25 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
7 Bert Hamric* 25 144 557 516 76 154 20 12 18 83 10 38 74 .298 .347 .488 .835 252 0 3
8 Bill Harris* 21 33 64 53 9 7 2 0 0 2 0 6 12 .132 .220 .170 .390 9 0 5
9 Ashton Heckel 26 134 527 457 54 112 14 1 0 46 11 53 42 .245 .329 .280 .609 128 4 13
10 Mel Himes 26 31 64 54 4 11 5 0 0 9 0 6 16 .204 .283 .296 .580 16 0 4
11 Wally Hood 27 27 66 52 7 9 2 0 0 2 0 8 11 .173 .283 .212 .495 11 0 6
12 William Kerr* 26 138 559 482 72 154 23 8 2 63 13 74 71 .320 .411 .413 .824 199 1 2
13 Thomas Lakos 30 30 10 9 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 .111 .111 .222 .333 2 0 1
14 Norm Larker* 22 146 646 568 78 156 24 8 13 72 11 66 50 .275 .355 .414 .769 235 5 7
15 Mike Lemish 26 15 21 19 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 .158 .200 .158 .358 3 0 1
16 Jack Lindsey 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
17 Ramon McLeod 24 13 50 46 3 14 1 1 0 6 0 4 4 .304 .360 .370 .730 17 0 0
18 Jim Melton# 24 32 76 68 6 12 0 0 0 4 0 1 21 .176 .188 .176 .365 12 0 7
19 Peter Nicolis* 23 24 49 41 3 9 2 0 0 2 0 5 10 .220 .304 .268 .573 11 0 3 Stats for 2 teams
20 Lyle Olsen 23 74 297 281 28 82 13 3 2 32 0 15 19 .292 .330 .381 .711 107 1 0
21 Hugh Oser 24 14 22 19 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .053 .053 .053 .105 1 0 3
22 Donald Otten# 27 5 12 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .417 5
23 Stan Rojek 34 4 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 1
24 Rudy Rufer 26 51 195 176 22 43 4 2 0 9 10 17 24 .244 .318 .290 .608 51 2 0
25 Bill Sharman 27 90 267 228 21 48 8 1 5 17 0 30 26 .211 .310 .320 .631 73 3 6
26 Ray Shearer 23 150 624 542 84 166 31 10 12 84 3 77 88 .306 .393 .467 .859 253 0 5
27 Frederick Storck* 25 5 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 1
28 Dick Teed# 27 112 415 364 49 100 9 2 13 43 0 43 45 .275 .356 .418 .774 152 3 5
29 George Thomas 24 24 26 17 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 9 .176 .300 .235 .535 4 1 6
30 Ewing Turner 24 50 156 130 16 30 2 0 1 12 2 24 25 .231 .359 .269 .628 35 2 0
31 Jay Vercrouse 26 25 23 21 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .095 .095 .095 .190 2 0 2
32 Jimmy Williams 27 2 4 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 1
32 Players 25.2 154 5870 5220 645 1395 198 55 73 583 70 557 675 .267 .338 .368 .706 1922 93
* - 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 Al Bennett 26 6 7 .462 4.42 38 10 2 1 120.0 118 69 59 10 62 66 3 0 6 1.500 8.8 0.8 4.6 5.0 1.06
2 Bud Fustin 26 3 5 .375 4.15 40 1 0 0 89.0 72 50 41 10 48 42 2 0 6 1.348 7.3 1.0 4.9 4.2 0.88
3 William Glane* 25 1 1 .500 4.30 4 23.0 15 5 11 11 14 1.130 5.9 4.3 5.5 1.27
4 Bill Harris 21 11 10 .524 3.48 30 21 15 1 168.0 178 72 65 17 45 85 0 1 1 1.327 9.5 0.9 2.4 4.6 1.89
5 Mel Himes 26 7 12 .368 4.78 29 22 7 0 162.0 177 99 86 15 74 45 2 0 3 1.549 9.8 0.8 4.1 2.5 0.61
6 Wally Hood 27 8 12 .400 4.22 27 23 8 2 179.0 171 90 84 18 93 83 1 1 3 1.475 8.6 0.9 4.7 4.2 0.89
7 Thomas Lakos 30 1 3 .250 6.22 30 0 0 0 55.0 60 47 38 3 37 16 0 0 4 1.764 9.8 0.5 6.1 2.6 0.43
8 Mike Lemish 26 2 5 .286 4.65 15 8 3 1 60.0 70 37 31 6 25 11 0 0 1 1.583 10.5 0.9 3.8 1.6 0.44
9 Vicente Lopez 24 2 0 1.000 2.45 4 11.0 20 11 3 3 7 2.091 16.4 2.5 5.7 2.33
10 Jim Melton 24 10 10 .500 4.40 32 21 12 2 172.0 191 96 84 22 43 68 2 1 1 1.360 10.0 1.2 2.2 3.6 1.58
11 Peter Nicolis* 23 7 7 .500 4.65 24 23 4 1 118.0 131 77 61 6 92 71 1 0 9 1.890 10.0 0.5 7.0 5.4 0.77 Stats for 2 teams
12 Hugh Oser 24 6 5 .545 3.94 14 9 3 0 64.0 69 39 28 3 31 34 1 0 6 1.562 9.7 0.4 4.4 4.8 1.10
13 Donald Otten 27 1 2 .333 6.48 5 25.0 34 17 18 18 4 2.080 12.2 6.5 1.4 0.22
14 George Thomas 24 3 5 .375 7.48 24 7 1 0 65.0 72 63 54 4 67 32 3 0 5 2.138 10.0 0.6 9.3 4.4 0.48
15 Jay Vercrouse 26 2 4 .333 3.48 25 9 2 0 88.0 83 40 34 6 19 30 0 0 1 1.159 8.5 0.6 1.9 3.1 1.58
15 Players 25.1 66 87 .431 154 154 788
* - 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
Dick Teed 105 600 61 4 8 .994 6.30 10
Ewing Turner 42 141 8 4 0 .974 3.55 4
Ramon McLeod 13 44 3 1 1 .979 3.62 1

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Norm Larker 144 1250 121 15 136 .989 9.52
Walter Fiala 11 85 3 0 8 1.000 8.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Robert Crain 127 336 341 19 95 .973 5.33
Walter Fiala 29 63 66 2 15 .985 4.45

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ashton Heckel 125 130 261 23 23 .944 3.13
Walter Fiala 21 23 35 2 4 .967 2.76
Robert Crain 11 10 21 4 1 .886 2.82

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Lyle Olsen 73 145 235 24 47 .941 5.21
Rudy Rufer 41 72 118 11 31 .945 4.63
Walter Fiala 21 23 35 2 4 .967 2.76

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ray Shearer 144 334 19 6 3 .983 2.45
William Kerr 130 240 13 12 3 .955 1.95
Bert Hamric 128 352 16 19 1 .951 2.88
Bill Sharman 56 136 6 2 1 .986 2.54

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bud Fustin 40 9 12 0 2 1.000 0.53
Al Bennett 38 5 17 0 2 1.000 0.58
Jim Melton 32 12 22 2 3 .944 1.06
Bill Harris 30 4 23 3 1 .900 0.90
Thomas Lakos 30 1 10 0 0 1.000 0.37
Mel Himes 29 13 24 1 2 .974 1.28
Wally Hood 27 13 34 1 5 .979 1.74
Jay Vercrouse 25 2 24 1 1 .963 1.04
Peter Nicolis 24 2 16 0 3 1.000 0.75 Stats for 2 teams
George Thomas 24 8 8 1 0 .941 0.67
Mike Lemish 15 4 7 1 0 .917 0.73
Hugh Oser 14 9 12 2 1 .913 1.50
Donald Otten 5 0.00
William Glane 4 0.00
Vicente Lopez 4 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Al Bennett 26 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Dec 11, 1926 Lowell, MA, US
Robert Crain 26 R 5' 11.0" 165 1927
Calvin Felix 27 R 6' 0.0" 180 Nov 13, 1925
Walter Fiala 28 R 5' 9.0" 170 Sep 24, 1924
Bud Fustin 26 R R 5' 10.0" 168 Jul 8, 1926 Herrin, IL, US
William Glane 25 L L 5' 7.0" 160 Oct 1, 1927 Detroit, MI, US
Bert Hamric 25 L R 6' 0.0" 165 Mar 1, 1928 Clarksburg, WV, US
Bill Harris 21 L R 5' 8.0" 187 Dec 3, 1931 Duguayville, NB, CA
Ashton Heckel 26 R 5' 9.0" 175 1927
Mel Himes 26 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Feb 20, 1927
Wally Hood 27 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Sep 24, 1925 Los Angeles, CA, US
William Kerr 26 L 6' 0.0" 180 1927
Thomas Lakos 30 R R 5' 11.0" 175 May 22, 1923
Norm Larker 22 L L 6' 0.0" 185 Dec 27, 1930 Beaver Meadows, PA, US
Mike Lemish 26 R R 5' 9.0" 195 Jul 27, 1926 Fort Wayne, IN, US
Jack Lindsey 26 R 5' 9.0" 170 Mar 21, 1927
Vicente Lopez 24 R R 5' 11.0" 160 Sep 24, 1928 La Habana, La Habana, CU
Ramon McLeod 24 R 5' 11.0" 170 1929
Jim Melton 24 S R 6' 2.0" 195 Sep 13, 1928 Kemah, TX, US
Peter Nicolis 23 L L 5' 11.0" 190 1930
Lyle Olsen 23 R 6' 3.0" 200 Nov 13, 1929 Oakland, CA, US
Hugh Oser 24 R R 6' 4.0" 158 Oct 22, 1928
Donald Otten 27 S R 6' 2.0" 185 Feb 6, 1926 Brooklyn, NY, US
Stan Rojek 34 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Apr 21, 1919 North Tonawanda, NY, US
Rudy Rufer 26 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Oct 28, 1926 Ridgewood, NY, US
Bill Sharman 27 R R 6' 2.0" 190 May 25, 1926 Abilene, TX, US
Ray Shearer 23 R R 6' 0.0" 200 Sep 19, 1929 Jacobus, PA, US
Frederick Storck 25 L L 5' 10.0" 170 1928
Dick Teed 27 S R 5' 11.0" 180 Mar 8, 1926 Springfield, MA, US
George Thomas 24 R R 6' 1.0" 200 1929
Ewing Turner 24 R 5' 9.0" 175 1929
Jay Vercrouse 26 R R 6' 5.0" 185 1927
Jimmy Williams 27 R R 5' 10.0" 180 May 25, 1926 Toronto, ON, CA

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