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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 Albert Bennett 26 38 31 5 0 0 0 .161 .161 5
2 Robert Crain 26 140 579 150 23 4 5 .259 .339 196
3 Calvin Felix 27 13 29 6 0 0 0 .207 .207 6
4 Walter Fiala 28 115 394 110 15 3 2 .279 .348 137
5 Bud Fustin 26 40 20 2 0 0 0 .100 .100 2
6 Bert Hamric* 25 144 516 154 20 12 18 .298 .488 252
7 Bill Harris* 21 33 53 7 2 0 0 .132 .170 9
8 Ashton Heckel 26 134 457 112 14 1 0 .245 .280 128
9 Mel Himes 26 31 54 11 5 0 0 .204 .296 16
10 Wally Hood 27 27 52 9 2 0 0 .173 .212 11
11 William Kerr* 26 138 482 154 23 8 2 .320 .413 199
12 Thomas Lakos 30 30 9 1 1 0 0 .111 .222 2
13 Norm Larker* 22 146 568 156 24 8 13 .275 .414 235
14 Mike Lemish 26 15 19 3 0 0 0 .158 .158 3
15 Jack Lindsey 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
16 Ramon McLeod 24 13 46 14 1 1 0 .304 .370 17
17 Jim Melton# 24 32 68 12 0 0 0 .176 .176 12
18 Peter Nicolis* 23 24 41 9 2 0 0 .220 .268 11 Stats for 2 teams
19 Lyle Olsen 23 74 281 82 13 3 2 .292 .381 107
20 Hugh Oser 24 14 19 1 0 0 0 .053 .053 1
21 Stan Rojek 34 4 12 4 1 0 0 .333 .417 5
22 Rudy Rufer 26 51 176 43 4 2 0 .244 .290 51
23 Bill Sharman 27 90 228 48 8 1 5 .211 .320 73
24 Ray Shearer 23 150 542 166 31 10 12 .306 .467 253
25 Frederick Storck* 25 5 10 1 0 0 0 .100 .100 1
26 Dick Teed# 27 112 364 100 9 2 13 .275 .418 152
27 George Thomas 24 24 17 3 1 0 0 .176 .235 4
28 Ewing Turner 24 50 130 30 2 0 1 .231 .269 35
29 Jay Vercrouse 26 25 21 2 0 0 0 .095 .095 2
30 Jimmy Williams 27 2 4 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 1
30 Players 25.1 154 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 Albert Bennett 26 6 7 .462 4.42 38 10 120.0 118 69 59 10 62 1.500 8.8 0.8 4.6
2 Bud Fustin 26 3 5 .375 4.15 40 1 89.0 72 50 41 10 48 1.348 7.3 1.0 4.9
3 William Glane* 25 1 1 .500 4 23.0 15 11 1.130 5.9 4.3
4 Bill Harris 21 11 10 .524 3.48 30 21 168.0 178 72 65 17 45 1.327 9.5 0.9 2.4
5 Mel Himes 26 7 12 .368 4.78 29 22 162.0 177 99 86 15 74 1.549 9.8 0.8 4.1
6 Wally Hood 27 8 12 .400 4.22 27 23 179.0 171 90 84 18 93 1.475 8.6 0.9 4.7
7 Thomas Lakos 30 1 3 .250 6.22 30 0 55.0 60 47 38 3 37 1.764 9.8 0.5 6.1
8 Mike Lemish 26 2 5 .286 4.65 15 8 60.0 70 37 31 6 25 1.583 10.5 0.9 3.8
9 Vicente Lopez 24 2 0 1.000 4 11.0 20 3 2.091 16.4 2.5
10 Jim Melton 24 10 10 .500 4.40 32 21 172.0 191 96 84 22 43 1.360 10.0 1.2 2.2
11 Peter Nicolis* 23 7 7 .500 4.65 24 23 118.0 131 77 61 6 92 1.890 10.0 0.5 7.0 Stats for 2 teams
12 Hugh Oser 24 6 5 .545 3.94 14 9 64.0 69 39 28 3 31 1.562 9.7 0.4 4.4
13 Donald Otten 27 1 2 .333 5 25.0 34 18 2.080 12.2 6.5
14 George Thomas 24 3 5 .375 7.48 24 7 65.0 72 63 54 4 67 2.138 10.0 0.6 9.3
15 Jay Vercrouse 26 2 4 .333 3.48 25 9 88.0 83 40 34 6 19 1.159 8.5 0.6 1.9
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 .994 6.30
Ewing Turner 42 141 8 4 .974 3.55
Ramon McLeod 13 44 3 1 .979 3.62

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Norm Larker 144 1250 121 15 .989 9.52

2B

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

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ashton Heckel 125 130 261 23 .944 3.13

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Lyle Olsen 73 145 235 24 .941 5.21
Rudy Rufer 41 72 118 11 .945 4.63

OF

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

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bud Fustin 40 0.00
Albert Bennett 38 0.00
Jim Melton 32 0.00
Bill Harris 30 0.00
Thomas Lakos 30 0.00
Mel Himes 29 0.00
Wally Hood 27 0.00
Jay Vercrouse 25 0.00
Peter Nicolis 24 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
George Thomas 24 0.00
Mike Lemish 15 0.00
Hugh Oser 14 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Albert 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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