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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
1Gerald Ackerman2394269751220.279.33891
2Henry Anderssohn2519538100.151.1709
3Humberto Baez298017838900.213.26447
4Richard Baxter2627214000.190.1904
5Gordon Bragg*2613552415811112.302.376197Stats for 2 teams
6Allen Chester2121151000.067.0671
7Robert Christophel2510131000.077.0771
8Harry Clark2310112000.182.1822
9Carlos DeSouza273411422201.193.23727
10John Escarra?--276218400.290.35522
11Thomas Falk*23134210100.238.26211
12Benny Fernandez325117741702.232.30554
13Luis Garcia23813169619110.304.465147
14Hiram Gonzalez*291334921461881.297.372183
15Michael Ilitch231154321341851.310.382165
16Felipe Jiminez3016479000.191.1919
17Gerald Kleinsmith2520161000.063.0631
18Jose Lopez2328375000.135.1355
19Bob Manning2112414000.098.0984
20James Martin21469020100.222.23321
21Rogelio Martinez3412144000.286.2864
22Dale Matthewson30458312000.145.14512
23Gready McKinnis3913122000.167.1672
24Mack Meeks*2583293701445.239.365107Stats for 2 teams
25Glenn Noback*24114415931531.224.282117Stats for 2 teams
26Ben Owens?--448319300.229.26522
27Leonard Pecou281224631351271.292.354164
28Harold Pfeiffer*2447166421404.253.41068
29Andy Piesik*28217519200.253.28021
30Mike Romello31288718310.207.26423
31Isaac Seaone274715333610.216.26841
32Robert Shaulis234614329924.203.37854
33Gregory Solis2211204000.200.2004Stats for 2 teams
34Bill Tosheff27233816410.421.57922
35Grady Watts212810026501.260.34034
36Adam Young?--11204010.200.3006
37Jose Zardon303513026300.200.22329
37 Players25.9137521545635251171167363047079569529.257.339.329.668150083
* - 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
1Humberto Baez2968.4294.812913131.0162847010451.58011.10.73.1
2Richard Baxter2643.5713.6525374.08950301571.97310.80.16.9
3Allen Chester2113.2503.9820452.05028231471.8658.70.28.1
4Robert Christophel*2526.2505.0210552.05635296261.5779.71.04.5
5Gerald Kleinsmith2528.2005.75191061.05552392722.0828.10.310.6
6Jose Lopez23310.2314.972717105.011875583631.72410.10.35.4
7James Martin21211.1544.081914108.011063497761.7229.20.66.3
8Rogelio Martinez3417.1257.6912848.07545418161.89614.11.53.0
9Dale Matthewson301512.5563.253827244.02101028817801.1897.70.63.0
10Gready McKinnis*3914.20013
11Bill Tosheff2735.3753.0911870.07336241371.5719.40.14.8
11 Players26.84691.336137137741
* - 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


Gerald Ackerman833414512.9704.65
Ben Owens34107189.9333.68
Isaac Seaone28127161.9935.11
John Escarra125186.9084.92


Benny Fernandez50448213.9949.38
Harold Pfeiffer47435196.9879.66
Grady Watts20156122.9888.40
Thomas Falk128663.9687.67


Michael Ilitch10929830816.9745.56
Carlos DeSouza2252542.9814.82


Glenn Noback10310716115.9472.60Stats for 2 teams
Andy Piesik2122454.9443.19
Humberto Baez2018455.9263.15


Luis Garcia468017214.9475.48
Mike Romello2847706.9514.18
Bob Manning1218355.9144.42
Henry Anderssohn11182211.7843.64


Hiram Gonzalez129320174.9882.61
Leonard Pecou11519996.9721.81
Gordon Bragg108208106.9732.02Stats for 2 teams
Mack Meeks83131211.9241.60Stats for 2 teams
Robert Shaulis406346.9181.68
Jose Zardon338553.9682.73


Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Gerald Ackerman23R6' 2.0"2071930
Henry Anderssohn25R5' 10.0"1601928
Arnie Atkins29RR5' 10.0"185Nov 21, 1923Muscatine, IA, US
Humberto Baez29RR5' 10.0"1481924
Richard Baxter26RR6' 1.0"1651927
Gordon Bragg26L5' 11.0"1701927
Allen Chester21RR6' 1.0"1851932
Robert Christophel25RL6' 0.0"1751928
Harry Clark23RR6' 2.0"1801930
Francis Dale--Unknown
Carlos DeSouza27R5' 7.0"1601926
John Escarra--Unknown
Thomas Falk23LL6' 0.0"1801930
Benny Fernandez32R6' 1.0"200Jun 22, 1921
Luis Garcia23RR5' 10.0"180Sep 11, 1929Carupano, Sucre, VE
Hiram Gonzalez29LL5' 9.0"175Oct 6, 1923La Habana, La Habana, CU
Charles Gooding25RR5' 9.0"170Jan 12, 1928St. Louis, MO, US
Michael Ilitch23R5' 9.0"1601930
Felipe Jiminez30RR5' 11.0"2041923
Gerald Kleinsmith25RR5' 11.0"166Jun 10, 1928
James Ladd27RR6' 4.0"1901926
Jose Lopez23RR6' 1.0"1951930
Bob Manning21RR5' 9.0"170Nov 16, 1931Peoria, IL, US
James Martin21RR6' 0.0"1851932
Rogelio Martinez34RR6' 0.0"180Nov 5, 1918Cidra, CU
Dale Matthewson30RR5' 11.0"145May 15, 1923Catasauqua, PA, US
Gready McKinnis39RL6' 2.0"170Aug 11, 1913Union, AL, US
Mack Meeks25L6' 2.0"1951928
Glenn Noback24L6' 0.0"1751929
Ben Owens--Unknown
Leonard Pecou28R5' 11.0"160May 23, 1925
Harold Pfeiffer24L6' 1.0"1901929
Andy Piesik28L6' 0.0"175Nov 4, 1924Bay City, MI, US
Mike Romello31R5' 5.0"155Sep 5, 1921Philadelphia, PA, US
Isaac Seaone27R5' 10.0"1801926
Robert Shaulis23R6' 0.0"2001930
Bert Shepard33LL5' 11.0"185Jun 28, 1920Dana, IN, US
Joe Sheppard--Unknown
John Smirnoff21R5' 9.0"1651932
Gregory Solis22R5' 11.0"1901931
Russell Stahlman--Unknown
Bill Tosheff27RR6' 1.0"185Jun 2, 1926
Grady Watts21R6' 2.0"1901932
Adam Young--Unknown
Jose Zardon30RR6' 0.0"150May 20, 1923La Habana, La Habana, CU

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