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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
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 Philip Amato 22 28 70 15 7 0 0 .214 .314 22
2 Gene Bennett* 24 15 50 8 0 2 0 .160 .240 12
3 Gerald Blackburn 23 28 48 8 0 0 0 .167 .167 8
4 Bill Blanton 24 31 56 8 1 1 1 .143 .250 14
5 William Bowman 24 116 381 89 9 2 5 .234 .307 117
6 Robert Bush 22 95 273 66 12 1 3 .242 .326 89
7 Orb Carson 26 84 308 71 13 2 1 .231 .295 91
8 Ernie Clark 25 16 22 2 1 0 0 .091 .136 3
9 Vincent Costello 21 65 195 46 6 0 2 .236 .297 58
10 Vincent Downs 22 16 54 11 0 1 1 .204 .296 16
11 Kirby Jackson* 23 123 464 136 19 13 9 .293 .448 208
12 Edwin James 23 24 49 13 1 0 0 .265 .286 14
13 Edward Kneuper* 26 101 391 117 29 0 12 .299 .465 182
14 Otho Kortz 23 22 82 16 2 0 0 .195 .220 18
15 Walter Miller 23 21 20 1 0 0 0 .050 .050 1
16 Louis Ruehl* 24 128 479 129 22 5 1 .269 .342 164
17 Hank Ruszkowski 27 22 64 11 1 0 1 .172 .234 15
18 James St. Claire 19 112 435 133 20 5 8 .306 .430 187
19 William Stenger 21 18 48 10 1 0 0 .208 .229 11
20 William Thompson* 21 12 14 3 1 0 0 .214 .286 4
21 Harold Treinen 24 125 492 137 28 6 10 .278 .421 207
22 Edmund Trytek 24 27 97 18 2 0 3 .186 .299 29
23 Johnny Vander Meer# 38 29 26 8 3 0 0 .308 .423 11
24 Grady Watts 21 34 121 28 5 0 1 .231 .298 36
25 Ed Williams* 24 50 43 11 1 0 0 .256 .279 12
26 Bobby Wood 21 13 14 4 0 0 0 .286 .286 4
26 Players 23.4 128 5006 4320 611 1101 183 38 58 547 75 589 698 .255 .344 .355 .699 1534 97
* - 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 Philip Amato 22 15 9 .625 3.32 28 26 190.0 173 85 70 8 97 1.421 8.2 0.4 4.6
2 Gerald Blackburn* 23 4 12 .250 6.20 28 16 138.0 128 110 95 7 147 1.993 8.3 0.5 9.6
3 Bill Blanton 24 5 11 .313 4.81 31 22 172.0 191 107 92 14 94 1.657 10.0 0.7 4.9
4 Ernie Clark 25 2 5 .286 5.40 16 10 65.0 73 55 39 6 52 1.923 10.1 0.8 7.2
5 Bob Curley 26 0 6 .000 5.36 7 7 47.0 50 35 28 3 32 1.745 9.6 0.6 6.1
6 Edwin James 23 5 6 .455 5.18 18 13 92.0 124 63 53 11 35 1.728 12.1 1.1 3.4
7 Walter Miller* 23 2 4 .333 5.95 21 5 62.0 70 49 41 5 43 1.823 10.2 0.7 6.2
8 Johnny Vander Meer* 38 3 4 .429 3.21 19 4 70.0 75 41 25 3 46 1.729 9.6 0.4 5.9
9 Ed Williams* 24 8 10 .444 4.98 50 13 141.0 145 104 78 12 100 1.738 9.3 0.8 6.4
9 Players 24.5 49 79 .383 128 128 782
* - 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
William Bowman 58 332 35 11 .971 6.33
Robert Bush 57 290 35 8 .976 5.70
Hank Ruszkowski 20 116 10 6 .955 6.30

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Vincent Costello 52 371 29 19 .955 7.69
Grady Watts 29 251 24 5 .982 9.48

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Louis Ruehl 115 370 269 23 .965 5.56
Gene Bennett 13 24 27 8 .864 3.92

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Harold Treinen 105 126 238 35 .912 3.47
Otho Kortz 14 8 31 6 .867 2.79

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Orb Carson 81 146 249 23 .945 4.88
William Stenger 11 15 21 3 .923 3.27

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Kirby Jackson 119 241 15 18 .934 2.15
James St. Claire 112 309 18 15 .956 2.92
Edward Kneuper 86 121 3 7 .947 1.44
Edmund Trytek 27 29 1 4 .882 1.11
Vincent Downs 11 22 1 3 .885 2.09

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ed Williams 50 0.00
Bill Blanton 31 0.00
Philip Amato 28 0.00
Gerald Blackburn 28 0.00
Walter Miller 21 0.00
Johnny Vander Meer 19 0.00
Edwin James 18 0.00
Ernie Clark 16 0.00
Bob Curley 7 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Philip Amato 22 R R 6' 3.0" 220 1931
Arthur Applebaum 22 R R 6' 1.0" 185 1931
Gene Bennett 24 L 5' 11.0" 175 Jul 29, 1928 Portsmouth, OH, US
Gerald Blackburn 23 R L 5' 11.0" 215 May 18, 1930 Mount Airy, NC, US
Bill Blanton 24 R R 6' 0.0" 168 Feb 27, 1929 Spartanburg, SC, US
William Bowman 24 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Nov 9, 1928 Detroit, MI, US
Robert Bush 22 R 6' 2.0" 190 1931
Orb Carson 26 R 5' 9.0" 155 Jan 16, 1927
Ernie Clark 25 R R 6' 4.0" 180 Apr 30, 1928
Vincent Costello 21 R 6' 0.0" 200 1932
Bob Curley 26 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Sep 20, 1926 Covington, KY, US
Vincent Downs 22 R 6' 1.0" 180 1931
Kirby Jackson 23 L R 6' 0.0" 170 May 3, 1930 Sumter, SC, US
Edwin James 23 R R 6' 2.0" 188 1930
Edward Kneuper 26 L L 6' 0.0" 175 1927
Otho Kortz 23 R 5' 10.0" 170 1930
Donald Kreis 22 R R 5' 11.0" 185 1931
Walter Miller 23 R L 6' 0.0" 190 1930
William Nee 22 L L 6' 1.0" 170 1931
Louis Ruehl 24 L 5' 11.0" 165 1929
Hank Ruszkowski 27 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Nov 10, 1925 Cleveland, OH, US
Dick Schoonover 24 R R 6' 1.0" 170 Oct 19, 1928
James St. Claire 19 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Nov 13, 1933 Taylorsville, NC, US
William Stenger 21 R R 5' 10.0" 165 1932
William Thompson 21 L L 6' 5.0" 190 Jan 7, 1932 Hooker, PA, US
Paul Toney 26 R R 5' 10.0" 190 1927
Harold Treinen 24 R 6' 0.0" 165 1929
Edmund Trytek 24 R 5' 10.0" 175 1929
Johnny Vander Meer 38 S L 6' 1.0" 190 Nov 2, 1914 Prospect Park, NJ, US
Donald Vaughn 20 L L 5' 10.0" 175 1933
Grady Watts 21 R 6' 2.0" 190 1932
Ed Williams 24 L L 6' 3.0" 185 1929
Bobby Wood 21 R R 6' 3.0" 210 1932

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