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1953 Burlington Flints

1953 > Class B > 1953 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League
Overall: 49-79
Scored 611 runs, Allowed 782 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 50-78

Affiliation: Cincinnati Reds-NL
Manager: Johnny Vander Meer
Represented: Burlington, IA
Ballpark: Community Field (Burlington, IA)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952 / 1954

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Philip Amato22287015700.214.31422
2Gene Bennett*2415508020.160.24012
3Gerald Blackburn2328488000.167.1678
4Bill Blanton2431568111.143.25014
5William Bowman2411638189925.234.307117
6Robert Bush2295273661213.242.32689
7Orb Carson2684308711321.231.29591
8Ernie Clark2516222100.091.1363
9Vincent Costello216519546602.236.29758
10Vincent Downs22165411011.204.29616
11Kirby Jackson*2312346413619139.293.448208
12Edwin James23244913100.265.28614
13Edward Kneuper*2610139111729012.299.465182
14Otho Kortz23228216200.195.22018
15Walter Miller2321201000.050.0501
16Louis Ruehl*241284791292251.269.342164
17Hank Ruszkowski27226411101.172.23415
18James St. Claire191124351332058.306.430187
19William Stenger21184810100.208.22911
20William Thompson*2112143100.214.2864
21Harold Treinen2412549213728610.278.421207
22Edmund Trytek24279718203.186.29929
23Johnny Vander Meer#3829268300.308.42311
24Grady Watts213412128501.231.29836
25Ed Williams*24504311100.256.27912
26Bobby Wood2113144000.286.2864
26 Players23.4128500643206111101183385854775589698.255.344.355.699153497
* - 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
1Philip Amato22159.6253.322826190.017385708971.4218.20.44.6
2Gerald Blackburn*23412.2506.202816138.01281109571471.9938.30.59.6
3Bill Blanton24511.3134.813122172.01911079214941.65710.00.74.9
4Ernie Clark2525.2865.40161065.07355396521.92310.10.87.2
5Bob Curley2606.0005.367747.05035283321.7459.60.66.1
6Edwin James2356.4555.18181392.0124635311351.72812.11.13.4
7Walter Miller*2324.3335.9521562.07049415431.82310.20.76.2
8Johnny Vander Meer*3834.4293.2119470.07541253461.7299.60.45.9
9Ed Williams*24810.4444.985013141.014510478121001.7389.30.86.4
9 Players24.54979.383128128782
* - 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


William Bowman583323511.9716.33
Robert Bush57290358.9765.70
Hank Ruszkowski20116106.9556.30


Vincent Costello523712919.9557.69
Grady Watts29251245.9829.48


Louis Ruehl11537026923.9655.56
Gene Bennett1324278.8643.92


Harold Treinen10512623835.9123.47
Otho Kortz148316.8672.79


Orb Carson8114624923.9454.88
William Stenger1115213.9233.27


Kirby Jackson1192411518.9342.15
James St. Claire1123091815.9562.92
Edward Kneuper8612137.9471.44
Edmund Trytek272914.8821.11
Vincent Downs112213.8852.09


Ed Williams500.00
Bill Blanton310.00
Philip Amato280.00
Gerald Blackburn280.00
Walter Miller210.00
Johnny Vander Meer190.00
Edwin James180.00
Ernie Clark160.00
Bob Curley70.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Philip Amato22RR6' 3.0"2201931
Arthur Applebaum22RR6' 1.0"1851931
Gene Bennett24L5' 11.0"175Jul 29, 1928Portsmouth, OH, US
Gerald Blackburn23RL5' 11.0"215May 18, 1930Mount Airy, NC, US
Bill Blanton24RR6' 0.0"168Feb 27, 1929Spartanburg, SC, US
William Bowman24RR6' 0.0"190Nov 9, 1928Detroit, MI, US
Robert Bush22R6' 2.0"1901931
Orb Carson26R5' 9.0"155Jan 16, 1927
Ernie Clark25RR6' 4.0"180Apr 30, 1928
Vincent Costello21R6' 0.0"2001932
Bob Curley26RR5' 10.0"180Sep 20, 1926Covington, KY, US
Vincent Downs22R6' 1.0"1801931
Kirby Jackson23LR6' 0.0"170May 3, 1930Sumter, SC, US
Edwin James23RR6' 2.0"1881930
Edward Kneuper26LL6' 0.0"1751927
Otho Kortz23R5' 10.0"1701930
Donald Kreis22RR5' 11.0"1851931
Walter Miller23RL6' 0.0"1901930
William Nee22LL6' 1.0"1701931
Louis Ruehl24L5' 11.0"1651929
Hank Ruszkowski27RR6' 0.0"190Nov 10, 1925Cleveland, OH, US
Dick Schoonover24RR6' 1.0"170Oct 19, 1928
James St. Claire19RR6' 1.0"180Nov 13, 1933Taylorsville, NC, US
William Stenger21RR5' 10.0"1651932
William Thompson21LL6' 5.0"190Jan 7, 1932Hooker, PA, US
Paul Toney26RR5' 10.0"1901927
Harold Treinen24R6' 0.0"1651929
Edmund Trytek24R5' 10.0"1751929
Johnny Vander Meer38SL6' 1.0"190Nov 2, 1914Prospect Park, NJ, US
Donald Vaughn20LL5' 10.0"1751933
Grady Watts21R6' 2.0"1901932
Ed Williams24LL6' 3.0"1851929Oil City, PA, US
Bobby Wood21RR6' 3.0"2101932

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