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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
1Albert Bennett2638315000.161.1615
2Robert Crain261405791502345.259.339196
3Calvin Felix2713296000.207.2076
4Walter Fiala281153941101532.279.348137
5Bud Fustin2640202000.100.1002
6Bert Hamric*25144516154201218.298.488252
7Bill Harris*2133537200.132.1709
8Ashton Heckel261344571121410.245.280128
9Mel Himes26315411500.204.29616
10Wally Hood2727529200.173.21211
11William Kerr*261384821542382.320.413199
12Thomas Lakos303091100.111.2222
13Norm Larker*2214656815624813.275.414235
14Mike Lemish2615193000.158.1583
15Jack Lindsey26110000.000.0000
16Ramon McLeod24134614110.304.37017
17Jim Melton#24326812000.176.17612
18Peter Nicolis*2324419200.220.26811Stats for 2 teams
19Lyle Olsen2374281821332.292.381107
20Hugh Oser2414191000.053.0531
21Stan Rojek344124100.333.4175
22Rudy Rufer265117643420.244.29051
23Bill Sharman279022848815.211.32073
24Ray Shearer23150542166311012.306.467253
25Frederick Storck*255101000.100.1001
26Dick Teed#271123641009213.275.418152
27George Thomas2424173100.176.2354
28Ewing Turner245013030201.231.26935
29Jay Vercrouse2625212000.095.0952
30Jimmy Williams27241000.250.2501
30 Players25.1154587052206451395198557358370557675.267.338.368.706192293
* - 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
1Albert Bennett2667.4624.423810120.0118695910621.5008.80.84.6
2Bud Fustin2635.3754.1540189.072504110481.3487.31.04.9
3William Glane*2511.500423.015111.1305.94.3
4Bill Harris211110.5243.483021168.0178726517451.3279.50.92.4
5Mel Himes26712.3684.782922162.0177998615741.5499.80.84.1
6Wally Hood27812.4004.222723179.0171908418931.4758.60.94.7
7Thomas Lakos3013.2506.2230055.06047383371.7649.80.56.1
8Mike Lemish2625.2864.6515860.07037316251.58310.50.93.8
9Vicente Lopez24201.000411.02032.09116.42.5
10Jim Melton241010.5004.403221172.0191968422431.36010.01.22.2
11Peter Nicolis*2377.5004.652423118.013177616921.89010.00.57.0Stats for 2 teams
12Hugh Oser2465.5453.9414964.06939283311.5629.70.44.4
13Donald Otten2712.333525.034182.08012.26.5
14George Thomas2435.3757.4824765.07263544672.13810.00.69.3
15Jay Vercrouse2624.3333.4825988.08340346191.1598.50.61.9
15 Players25.16687.431154154788
* - 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


Dick Teed105600614.9946.30
Ewing Turner4214184.9743.55
Ramon McLeod134431.9793.62


Norm Larker144125012115.9899.52


Robert Crain12733634119.9735.33
Walter Fiala2963662.9854.45


Ashton Heckel12513026123.9443.13


Lyle Olsen7314523524.9415.21
Rudy Rufer417211811.9454.63


Ray Shearer144334196.9832.45
William Kerr1302401312.9551.95
Bert Hamric1283521619.9512.88
Bill Sharman5613662.9862.54


Bud Fustin400.00
Albert Bennett380.00
Jim Melton320.00
Bill Harris300.00
Thomas Lakos300.00
Mel Himes290.00
Wally Hood270.00
Jay Vercrouse250.00
Peter Nicolis240.00Stats for 2 teams
George Thomas240.00
Mike Lemish150.00
Hugh Oser140.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Albert Bennett26RR6' 3.0"200Dec 11, 1926Lowell, MA, US
Robert Crain26R5' 11.0"1651927
Calvin Felix27R6' 0.0"180Nov 13, 1925
Walter Fiala28R5' 9.0"170Sep 24, 1924
Bud Fustin26RR5' 10.0"168Jul 8, 1926Herrin, IL, US
William Glane25LL5' 7.0"160Oct 1, 1927Detroit, MI, US
Bert Hamric25LR6' 0.0"165Mar 1, 1928Clarksburg, WV, US
Bill Harris21LR5' 8.0"187Dec 3, 1931Duguayville, NB, CA
Ashton Heckel26R5' 9.0"1751927
Mel Himes26RR6' 1.0"190Feb 20, 1927
Wally Hood27RR6' 1.0"190Sep 24, 1925Los Angeles, CA, US
William Kerr26L6' 0.0"1801927
Thomas Lakos30RR5' 11.0"175May 22, 1923
Norm Larker22LL6' 0.0"185Dec 27, 1930Beaver Meadows, PA, US
Mike Lemish26RR5' 9.0"195Jul 27, 1926Fort Wayne, IN, US
Jack Lindsey26R5' 9.0"170Mar 21, 1927
Vicente Lopez24RR5' 11.0"160Sep 24, 1928La Habana, La Habana, CU
Ramon McLeod24R5' 11.0"1701929
Jim Melton24SR6' 2.0"195Sep 13, 1928Kemah, TX, US
Peter Nicolis23LL5' 11.0"1901930
Lyle Olsen23R6' 3.0"200Nov 13, 1929Oakland, CA, US
Hugh Oser24RR6' 4.0"158Oct 22, 1928
Donald Otten27SR6' 2.0"185Feb 6, 1926Brooklyn, NY, US
Stan Rojek34RR5' 10.0"170Apr 21, 1919North Tonawanda, NY, US
Rudy Rufer26RR6' 0.0"165Oct 28, 1926Ridgewood, NY, US
Bill Sharman27RR6' 2.0"190May 25, 1926Abilene, TX, US
Ray Shearer23RR6' 0.0"200Sep 19, 1929Jacobus, PA, US
Frederick Storck25LL5' 10.0"1701928
Dick Teed27SR5' 11.0"180Mar 8, 1926Springfield, MA, US
George Thomas24RR6' 1.0"2001929
Ewing Turner24R5' 9.0"1751929
Jay Vercrouse26RR6' 5.0"1851927
Jimmy Williams27RR5' 10.0"180May 25, 1926Toronto, ON, CA

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