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1953 St. Louis Browns

1953 > Class Major League > 1953 American League
Overall: 54-100
Scored 555 runs, Allowed 778 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 54-100

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Marty Marion
Represented: St. Louis, MO
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: 297,238
Other Years: 1952

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 Mike Blyzka 24 33 26 23 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 .000 .042 .000 .042 0 0 0 2
2 Harry Brecheen* 38 27 42 39 1 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 10 .179 .200 .179 .379 7 1 0 2
3 Bob Cain* 28 34 31 30 3 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 .200 .226 .267 .492 8 1 0 0
4 Clint Courtney* 26 106 384 355 28 89 12 2 4 19 0 1 25 20 .251 .302 .330 .631 117 14 1 3
5 Jim Dyck 31 112 381 334 38 71 15 1 9 27 3 2 38 40 .213 .299 .344 .643 115 15 3 6
6 Hank Edwards* 34 65 119 106 6 21 3 0 0 9 0 1 13 10 .198 .286 .226 .512 24 1 0 0
7 Johnny Groth 26 141 610 557 65 141 27 4 10 57 5 6 42 53 .253 .308 .370 .678 206 14 2 9
8 Bobo Holloman 30 22 22 19 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 .105 .105 .105 .211 2 0 0 3
9 Billy Hunter 25 154 604 567 50 124 18 1 1 37 3 1 24 45 .219 .253 .259 .512 147 12 2 11
10 Frank Kellert 28 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
11 Dick Kokos* 25 107 357 299 41 72 12 0 13 38 0 5 56 53 .241 .361 .411 .772 123 4 0 2
12 Dick Kryhoski* 28 104 369 338 35 94 18 4 16 50 0 5 26 33 .278 .333 .497 .830 168 10 2 3
13 Max Lanier 37 10 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0
14 Don Larsen 23 50 85 81 11 23 3 1 3 10 0 0 4 14 .284 .318 .457 .774 37 1 0 0
15 Don Lenhardt 30 97 347 303 37 96 15 0 10 35 1 2 41 41 .317 .400 .465 .865 141 8 1 2
16 Dick Littlefield* 27 38 49 42 4 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 17 .190 .227 .190 .418 8 1 0 5
17 Marty Marion 35 3 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
18 Babe Martin 33 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0
19 Ed Mickelson 26 7 17 15 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 .133 .235 .200 .435 3 1 0 0
20 Les Moss 28 78 259 239 21 66 14 1 2 28 0 1 18 31 .276 .329 .368 .698 88 10 1 1
21 Satchel Paige 46 57 30 29 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 .069 .069 .069 .138 2 0 0 1
22 Duane Pillette 30 31 60 53 4 7 1 0 1 4 0 0 5 16 .132 .207 .208 .414 11 1 0 2
23 Jim Pisoni 23 3 12 12 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 .083 .083 .333 .417 4 0 0 0
24 Roy Sievers 26 92 323 285 37 77 15 0 8 35 0 1 32 47 .270 .344 .407 .751 116 9 0 6
25 Marlin Stuart* 34 60 26 26 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 .192 .192 .231 .423 6 1 0 0
26 Bob Turley 22 10 21 18 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 6 .278 .316 .444 .760 8 0 0 2
27 Dixie Upright* 27 9 9 8 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 .250 .333 .625 .958 5 0 0 0
28 Vic Wertz* 28 128 518 440 61 118 18 6 19 70 1 4 72 44 .268 .376 .466 .842 205 13 4 2
29 Hal White 34 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0
30 Bobby Young* 28 148 593 537 48 137 22 2 4 25 2 1 41 40 .255 .309 .326 .635 175 12 1 14
30 Players 27.8 154 5877 5264 555 1310 214 25 112 522 17 34 507 644 .249 .317 .363 .680 1910 144 17 89
* - 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 Mike Blyzka 24 2 6 .250 6.39 33 9 8 2 0 0 94.1 110 78 67 6 56 23 0 0 7 440 1.760 10.5 0.6 5.3 2.2 0.41
2 Harry Brecheen* 38 5 13 .278 3.07 26 16 7 3 0 1 117.1 122 51 40 7 31 44 3 1 1 494 1.304 9.4 0.5 2.4 3.4 1.42
3 Bob Cain* 28 4 10 .286 6.23 32 13 7 1 0 1 99.2 129 74 69 8 45 36 1 0 1 465 1.746 11.6 0.7 4.1 3.3 0.80
4 Bob Habenicht 27 0 0 5.40 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 8 1.200 5.4 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00
5 Bobo Holloman 30 3 7 .300 5.23 22 10 1 1 1 0 65.1 69 41 38 2 50 25 1 1 2 305 1.821 9.5 0.3 6.9 3.4 0.50
6 Max Lanier* 37 0 1 .000 7.25 10 1 2 0 0 0 22.1 28 18 18 2 19 8 0 0 0 109 2.104 11.3 0.8 7.7 3.2 0.42
7 Don Larsen 23 7 12 .368 4.16 38 22 14 7 2 2 192.2 201 99 89 11 64 96 4 0 3 828 1.375 9.4 0.5 3.0 4.5 1.50
8 Dick Littlefield* 27 7 12 .368 5.08 36 22 6 2 0 0 152.1 153 93 86 17 84 104 4 0 5 680 1.556 9.0 1.0 5.0 6.1 1.24
9 Satchel Paige 46 3 9 .250 3.53 57 4 34 0 0 11 117.1 114 51 46 12 39 51 1 1 2 489 1.304 8.7 0.9 3.0 3.9 1.31
10 Duane Pillette 30 7 13 .350 4.48 31 25 2 5 1 0 166.2 181 90 83 16 62 58 2 0 1 728 1.458 9.8 0.9 3.3 3.1 0.94
11 Marlin Stuart 34 8 2 .800 3.94 60 2 30 0 0 7 114.1 136 62 50 6 44 46 1 0 3 509 1.574 10.7 0.5 3.5 3.6 1.05
12 Bob Turley 22 2 6 .250 3.28 10 7 3 3 1 0 60.1 39 24 22 4 44 61 2 0 2 259 1.376 5.8 0.6 6.6 9.1 1.39
13 Hal White 34 0 0 2.61 10 0 3 0 0 0 10.1 8 3 3 1 3 2 1 0 0 45 1.065 7.0 0.9 2.6 1.7 0.67
13 Players 31.5 54 100 .351 4.48 154 154 126 28 10 24 1383.2 1467 778 688 101 626 639 25 3 33 6113 1.513 9.5 0.7 4.1 4.2 1.02
* - 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
Clint Courtney 103 436 47 10 7 .980 4.69 4 29 32 52%
Les Moss 71 296 21 7 4 .978 4.46 4 21 15 42%
Babe Martin 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dick Kryhoski 88 685 66 6 77 .992 8.53
Roy Sievers 76 604 31 5 64 .992 8.36
Ed Mickelson 3 20 2 0 2 1.000 7.33
Frank Kellert 1 8 0 0 0 1.000 8.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bobby Young 148 397 363 18 120 .977 5.14

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Dyck 51 62 101 13 12 .926 3.20
Don Lenhardt 6 5 8 1 0 .929 2.17
Marty Marion 2 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Billy Hunter 152 284 512 25 99 .970 5.24

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Don Lenhardt 72 0.00
Dick Kokos 61 0.00
Jim Dyck 32 0.00
Hank Edwards 11 0.00
Don Larsen 1 0.00

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Johnny Groth 141 0.00
Jim Dyck 19 0.00
Hank Edwards 4 0.00
Jim Pisoni 2 0.00
Vic Wertz 1 0.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Vic Wertz 120 0.00
Dick Kokos 22 0.00
Jim Dyck 8 0.00
Hank Edwards 7 0.00
Don Lenhardt 5 0.00
Jim Pisoni 1 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Johnny Groth 141 425 18 4 5 .991 3.14
Vic Wertz 121 243 15 7 4 .974 2.13
Dick Kokos 83 152 5 6 1 .963 1.89
Don Lenhardt 77 148 8 5 1 .969 2.03
Jim Dyck 55 100 5 2 1 .981 1.91
Hank Edwards 21 36 2 0 0 1.000 1.81
Jim Pisoni 3 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33
Don Larsen 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Marlin Stuart 60 9 15 1 2 .960 0.40
Satchel Paige 57 3 12 0 1 1.000 0.26
Don Larsen 38 8 29 2 1 .949 0.97
Dick Littlefield 36 9 19 0 0 1.000 0.78
Mike Blyzka 33 6 13 0 1 1.000 0.58
Bob Cain 32 4 9 0 1 1.000 0.41
Duane Pillette 31 14 20 2 3 .944 1.10
Harry Brecheen 26 5 29 0 2 1.000 1.31
Bobo Holloman 22 8 9 3 1 .850 0.77
Max Lanier 10 1 3 0 1 1.000 0.40
Bob Turley 10 4 3 0 2 1.000 0.70
Hal White 10 1 4 1 0 .833 0.50
Bob Habenicht 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Neil Berry 31 R R 5' 10.0" 168 Jan 11, 1922 Kalamazoo, MI, US 1953-04-18 1953-08-30
Mike Blyzka 24 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Dec 25, 1928 Hamtramck, MI, US 1953-04-21 1953-09-02
Harry Brecheen 38 L L 5' 10.0" 160 Oct 14, 1914 Broken Bow, OK, US 1953-04-16 1953-09-13
Bob Cain 28 L L 6' 0.0" 165 Oct 16, 1924 Longford, KS, US 1953-04-18 1953-09-07
Clint Courtney 26 L R 5' 8.0" 180 Mar 16, 1927 Hall Summit, LA, US 1953-04-19 1953-09-26
Jim Dyck 31 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Feb 3, 1922 Omaha, NE, US 1953-04-14 1953-09-27
Hank Edwards 34 L L 6' 0.0" 190 Jan 29, 1919 Elmwood Place, OH, US 1953-04-18 1953-09-26
Bob Elliott 36 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Nov 26, 1916 San Francisco, CA, US 1953-04-14 1953-06-13
Johnny Groth 26 R R 6' 0.0" 182 Jul 23, 1926 Chicago, IL, US 1953-04-14 1953-09-27
Bob Habenicht 27 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Feb 13, 1926 St. Louis, MO, US 1953-05-03 1953-05-03
Bobo Holloman 30 R R 6' 2.0" 207 Mar 7, 1923 Thomaston, GA, US 1953-04-18 1953-07-19
Billy Hunter 25 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Jun 4, 1928 Punxsutawney, PA, US 1953-04-14 1953-09-27
Frank Kellert 28 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Jul 6, 1924 Oklahoma City, OK, US 1953-04-18 1953-04-25
Dick Kokos 25 L L 5' 8.0" 170 Feb 28, 1928 Chicago, IL, US 1953-04-16 1953-09-26
Lou Kretlow 32 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Jun 27, 1921 Apache, OK, US 1953-07-01 1953-09-20
Dick Kryhoski 28 L L 6' 2.0" 182 Mar 24, 1925 Leonia, NJ, US 1953-04-19 1953-09-26
Max Lanier 37 R L 5' 11.0" 180 Aug 18, 1915 Denton, NC, US 1953-05-29 1953-07-04
Don Larsen 23 R R 6' 4.0" 215 Aug 7, 1929 Michigan City, IN, US 1953-04-18 1953-09-26
Don Lenhardt 30 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Oct 4, 1922 Alton, IL, US 1953-04-21 1953-09-27
Johnny Lipon 30 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Nov 10, 1922 Martins Ferry, OH, US 1953-09-11 1953-09-25
Dick Littlefield 27 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Mar 18, 1926 Detroit, MI, US 1953-04-17 1953-09-26
Marty Marion 35 R R 6' 2.0" 170 Dec 1, 1917 Richburg, SC, US 1953-06-13 1953-07-06
Babe Martin 33 R R 5' 11.0" 194 Mar 28, 1920 Seattle, WA, US 1953-05-13 1953-07-01
Ed Mickelson 26 R R 6' 3.0" 205 Sep 9, 1926 Ottawa, IL, US 1953-04-25 1953-09-27
Willy Miranda 27 S R 5' 9.0" 150 May 24, 1926 Velasco, CU 1953-04-18 1953-06-04
Les Moss 28 R R 5' 11.0" 205 May 14, 1925 Tulsa, OK, US 1953-04-14 1953-09-27
Satchel Paige 46 R R 6' 3.0" 180 Jul 7, 1906 Mobile, AL, US 1953-04-17 1953-09-22
Duane Pillette 30 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Jul 24, 1922 Detroit, MI, US 1953-04-18 1953-09-27
Jim Pisoni 23 R R 5' 10.0" 169 Aug 14, 1929 St. Louis, MO, US 1953-09-25 1953-09-27
Roy Sievers 26 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Nov 18, 1926 St. Louis, MO, US 1953-04-14 1953-09-06
Vern Stephens 32 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Oct 23, 1920 McAllister, NM, US 1953-07-31 1953-09-20
Marlin Stuart 34 L R 6' 2.0" 185 Aug 8, 1918 Paragould, AR, US 1953-04-18 1953-09-26
Virgil Trucks 36 R R 5' 11.0" 198 Apr 26, 1917 Birmingham, AL, US 1953-04-14 1953-06-11
Bob Turley 22 R R 6' 2.0" 215 Sep 19, 1930 Troy, IL, US 1953-08-18 1953-09-25
Dixie Upright 27 L L 6' 0.0" 175 May 30, 1926 Kannapolis, NC, US 1953-04-18 1953-05-10
Vic Wertz 28 L R 6' 0.0" 186 Feb 9, 1925 York, PA, US 1953-04-14 1953-09-13
Hal White 34 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Mar 18, 1919 Utica, NY, US 1953-04-18 1953-05-25
Bobby Young 28 L R 6' 1.0" 175 Jan 22, 1925 Granite, MD, US 1953-04-14 1953-09-27

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