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1953 Tampa Smokers

1953 > Class B > 1953 Florida International League
Overall: 46-91
Scored 525 runs, Allowed 741 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 48-89

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: n/a
Represented: Tampa, FL
Ballpark: n/a
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 Gerald Ackerman 23 94 269 75 12 2 0 .279 .338 91
2 Henry Anderssohn 25 19 53 8 1 0 0 .151 .170 9
3 Humberto Baez 29 80 178 38 9 0 0 .213 .264 47
4 Richard Baxter 26 27 21 4 0 0 0 .190 .190 4
5 Gordon Bragg* 26 135 524 158 11 11 2 .302 .376 197 Stats for 2 teams
6 Allen Chester 21 21 15 1 0 0 0 .067 .067 1
7 Robert Christophel 25 10 13 1 0 0 0 .077 .077 1
8 Harry Clark 23 10 11 2 0 0 0 .182 .182 2
9 Carlos DeSouza 27 34 114 22 2 0 1 .193 .237 27
10 John Escarra? -- 27 62 18 4 0 0 .290 .355 22
11 Thomas Falk* 23 13 42 10 1 0 0 .238 .262 11
12 Benny Fernandez 32 51 177 41 7 0 2 .232 .305 54
13 Luis Garcia 23 81 316 96 19 1 10 .304 .465 147
14 Hiram Gonzalez* 29 133 492 146 18 8 1 .297 .372 183
15 Michael Ilitch 23 115 432 134 18 5 1 .310 .382 165
16 Felipe Jiminez 30 16 47 9 0 0 0 .191 .191 9
17 Gerald Kleinsmith 25 20 16 1 0 0 0 .063 .063 1
18 Jose Lopez 23 28 37 5 0 0 0 .135 .135 5
19 Bob Manning 21 12 41 4 0 0 0 .098 .098 4
20 James Martin 21 46 90 20 1 0 0 .222 .233 21
21 Rogelio Martinez 34 12 14 4 0 0 0 .286 .286 4
22 Dale Matthewson 30 45 83 12 0 0 0 .145 .145 12
23 Gready McKinnis 39 13 12 2 0 0 0 .167 .167 2
24 Mack Meeks* 25 83 293 70 14 4 5 .239 .365 107 Stats for 2 teams
25 Glenn Noback* 24 114 415 93 15 3 1 .224 .282 117 Stats for 2 teams
26 Ben Owens? -- 44 83 19 3 0 0 .229 .265 22
27 Leonard Pecou 28 122 463 135 12 7 1 .292 .354 164
28 Harold Pfeiffer* 24 47 166 42 14 0 4 .253 .410 68
29 Andy Piesik* 28 21 75 19 2 0 0 .253 .280 21
30 Mike Romello 31 28 87 18 3 1 0 .207 .264 23
31 Isaac Seaone 27 47 153 33 6 1 0 .216 .268 41
32 Robert Shaulis 23 46 143 29 9 2 4 .203 .378 54
33 Gregory Solis 22 11 20 4 0 0 0 .200 .200 4 Stats for 2 teams
34 Bill Tosheff 27 23 38 16 4 1 0 .421 .579 22
35 Grady Watts 21 28 100 26 5 0 1 .260 .340 34
36 Adam Young? -- 11 20 4 0 1 0 .200 .300 6
37 Jose Zardon 30 35 130 26 3 0 0 .200 .223 29
37 Players 25.9 137 5215 4563 525 1171 167 36 30 470 79 569 529 .257 .339 .329 .668 1500 83
* - 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 Humberto Baez 29 6 8 .429 4.81 29 13 131.0 162 84 70 10 45 1.580 11.1 0.7 3.1
2 Richard Baxter 26 4 3 .571 3.65 25 3 74.0 89 50 30 1 57 1.973 10.8 0.1 6.9
3 Allen Chester 21 1 3 .250 3.98 20 4 52.0 50 28 23 1 47 1.865 8.7 0.2 8.1
4 Robert Christophel* 25 2 6 .250 5.02 10 5 52.0 56 35 29 6 26 1.577 9.7 1.0 4.5
5 Gerald Kleinsmith 25 2 8 .200 5.75 19 10 61.0 55 52 39 2 72 2.082 8.1 0.3 10.6
6 Jose Lopez 23 3 10 .231 4.97 27 17 105.0 118 75 58 3 63 1.724 10.1 0.3 5.4
7 James Martin 21 2 11 .154 4.08 19 14 108.0 110 63 49 7 76 1.722 9.2 0.6 6.3
8 Rogelio Martinez 34 1 7 .125 7.69 12 8 48.0 75 45 41 8 16 1.896 14.1 1.5 3.0
9 Dale Matthewson 30 15 12 .556 3.25 38 27 244.0 210 102 88 17 80 1.189 7.7 0.6 3.0
10 Gready McKinnis* 39 1 4 .200 13
11 Bill Tosheff 27 3 5 .375 3.09 11 8 70.0 73 36 24 1 37 1.571 9.4 0.1 4.8
11 Players 26.8 46 91 .336 137 137 741
* - 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
Gerald Ackerman 83 341 45 12 .970 4.65
Ben Owens 34 107 18 9 .933 3.68
Isaac Seaone 28 127 16 1 .993 5.11
John Escarra 12 51 8 6 .908 4.92

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Benny Fernandez 50 448 21 3 .994 9.38
Harold Pfeiffer 47 435 19 6 .987 9.66
Grady Watts 20 156 12 2 .988 8.40
Thomas Falk 12 86 6 3 .968 7.67

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Michael Ilitch 109 298 308 16 .974 5.56
Carlos DeSouza 22 52 54 2 .981 4.82

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Glenn Noback 103 107 161 15 .947 2.60 Stats for 2 teams
Andy Piesik 21 22 45 4 .944 3.19
Humberto Baez 20 18 45 5 .926 3.15

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Luis Garcia 46 80 172 14 .947 5.48
Mike Romello 28 47 70 6 .951 4.18
Bob Manning 12 18 35 5 .914 4.42
Henry Anderssohn 11 18 22 11 .784 3.64

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Hiram Gonzalez 129 320 17 4 .988 2.61
Leonard Pecou 115 199 9 6 .972 1.81
Gordon Bragg 108 208 10 6 .973 2.02 Stats for 2 teams
Mack Meeks 83 131 2 11 .924 1.60 Stats for 2 teams
Robert Shaulis 40 63 4 6 .918 1.68
Jose Zardon 33 85 5 3 .968 2.73

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dale Matthewson 38 0.00
Jose Lopez 27 0.00
Richard Baxter 25 0.00
Allen Chester 20 0.00
Gerald Kleinsmith 19 0.00
Gready McKinnis 13 0.00
Rogelio Martinez 12 0.00
Robert Christophel 10 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Gerald Ackerman 23 R 6' 2.0" 207 1930
Henry Anderssohn 25 R 5' 10.0" 160 1928
Arnie Atkins 29 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Nov 21, 1923 Muscatine, IA, US
Humberto Baez 29 R R 5' 10.0" 148 1924
Richard Baxter 26 R R 6' 1.0" 165 1927
Gordon Bragg 26 L 5' 11.0" 170 1927
Allen Chester 21 R R 6' 1.0" 185 1932
Robert Christophel 25 R L 6' 0.0" 175 1928
Harry Clark 23 R R 6' 2.0" 180 1930
Francis Dale -- Unknown
Carlos DeSouza 27 R 5' 7.0" 160 1926
John Escarra -- Unknown
Thomas Falk 23 L L 6' 0.0" 180 1930
Benny Fernandez 32 R 6' 1.0" 200 Jun 22, 1921
Luis Garcia 23 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Sep 11, 1929 Carupano, Sucre, VE
Hiram Gonzalez 29 L L 5' 9.0" 175 Oct 6, 1923 La Habana, La Habana, CU
Charles Gooding 25 R R 5' 9.0" 170 Jan 12, 1928 St. Louis, MO, US
Michael Ilitch 23 R 5' 9.0" 160 1930
Felipe Jiminez 30 R R 5' 11.0" 204 1923
Gerald Kleinsmith 25 R R 5' 11.0" 166 Jun 10, 1928
James Ladd 27 R R 6' 4.0" 190 1926
Jose Lopez 23 R R 6' 1.0" 195 1930
Bob Manning 21 R R 5' 9.0" 170 Nov 16, 1931 Peoria, IL, US
James Martin 21 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1932
Rogelio Martinez 34 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Nov 5, 1918 Cidra, CU
Dale Matthewson 30 R R 5' 11.0" 145 May 15, 1923 Catasauqua, PA, US
Gready McKinnis 39 R L 6' 2.0" 170 Aug 11, 1913 Union, AL, US
Mack Meeks 25 L 6' 2.0" 195 1928
Glenn Noback 24 L 6' 0.0" 175 1929
Ben Owens -- Unknown
Leonard Pecou 28 R 5' 11.0" 160 May 23, 1925
Harold Pfeiffer 24 L 6' 1.0" 190 1929
Andy Piesik 28 L 6' 0.0" 175 Nov 4, 1924 Bay City, MI, US
Mike Romello 31 R 5' 5.0" 155 Sep 5, 1921 Philadelphia, PA, US
Isaac Seaone 27 R 5' 10.0" 180 1926
Robert Shaulis 23 R 6' 0.0" 200 1930
Bert Shepard 33 L L 5' 11.0" 185 Jun 28, 1920 Dana, IN, US
Joe Sheppard -- Unknown
John Smirnoff 21 R 5' 9.0" 165 1932
Gregory Solis 22 R 5' 11.0" 190 1931
Russell Stahlman -- Unknown
Bill Tosheff 27 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Jun 2, 1926
Grady Watts 21 R 6' 2.0" 190 1932
Adam Young -- Unknown
Jose Zardon 30 R R 6' 0.0" 150 May 20, 1923 La Habana, La Habana, CU

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