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1953 Peoria Chiefs

1953 > Class B > 1953 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League
Overall: 63-65
Scored 737 runs, Allowed 674 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 69-59

Affiliation: Cleveland Indians-AL
Manager: Whitey Kurowski
Represented: Peoria, IL
Ballpark: Woodruff Field  (Peoria, IL)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 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 Hank Aguirre 22 32 62 7 2 0 0 .113 .145 9
2 Donald Boenker 22 28 25 4 1 0 1 .160 .320 8
3 Albert Coma 25 28 22 1 0 0 0 .045 .045 1
4 James Fishback# 24 125 469 128 16 4 1 .273 .330 155
5 Bob Gardner 30 32 118 27 1 0 3 .229 .314 37
6 James Harris 23 39 117 18 3 0 0 .154 .179 21
7 John Herman* 24 128 491 150 30 3 23 .305 .519 255
8 Eugene Krupp* 26 126 431 121 28 6 10 .281 .443 191
9 Bob Manning 21 11 31 3 0 0 0 .097 .097 3
10 Jerry Mehlisch 22 18 51 14 1 0 2 .275 .412 21
11 John Mulcahy 26 110 388 101 18 5 13 .260 .433 168
12 Theodore Narleski 22 62 222 56 11 1 5 .252 .378 84
13 Robert O'Donnell 22 31 111 25 6 0 0 .225 .279 31
14 Don Saner* 19 19 60 13 1 1 0 .217 .267 16
15 Wally Seward* 21 43 96 26 7 0 1 .271 .375 36
16 Al Smith* 21 72 256 77 7 3 2 .301 .375 96
17 Jake Striker* 19 27 55 6 1 0 1 .109 .182 10
18 Frank Tanana 20 125 471 146 18 4 18 .310 .480 226
19 Jim Tolleson 23 105 370 101 20 2 7 .273 .395 146
20 Lavern Watercutter 23 93 288 69 12 1 14 .240 .434 125
21 Ken Wild 27 28 71 20 5 0 2 .282 .437 31
22 Nathan Yablon# 26 32 65 12 4 0 0 .185 .246 16
22 Players 23.4 129 5110 4309 737 1134 193 30 103 664 62 752 774 .263 .373 .394 .766 1696 49
* - 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 Hank Aguirre* 22 8 11 .421 4.72 32 22 181.0 171 119 95 12 131 1.669 8.5 0.6 6.5
2 Donald Boenker 22 2 5 .286 5.71 28 4 82.0 114 62 52 14 32 1.780 12.5 1.5 3.5
3 Albert Coma 25 5 6 .455 3.54 28 8 89.0 99 66 35 5 49 1.663 10.0 0.5 5.0
4 Carl Hertz 26 3 3 .500 4.85 9 7 52.0 45 39 28 5 61 2.038 7.8 0.9 10.6
5 Wally Seward* 21 11 10 .524 3.75 33 24 199.0 167 96 83 16 120 1.442 7.6 0.7 5.4
6 Jake Striker* 19 10 8 .556 4.38 27 22 154.0 154 87 75 13 103 1.669 9.0 0.8 6.0
7 Ken Wild 27 11 7 .611 4.80 23 18 137.0 173 91 73 22 56 1.672 11.4 1.4 3.7
8 Nathan Yablon 26 12 12 .500 3.72 32 22 184.0 180 94 76 14 71 1.364 8.8 0.7 3.5
8 Players 23.1 63 65 .492 129 129 674
* - 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
Jim Tolleson 99 561 76 12 .982 6.43
Jerry Mehlisch 11 80 4 1 .988 7.64

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Al Smith 68 588 42 6 .991 9.26
Don Saner 17 131 8 4 .972 8.18

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
James Fishback 118 327 271 28 .955 5.07

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Mulcahy 96 94 207 34 .899 3.14
Bob Gardner 25 25 68 6 .939 3.72

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Theodore Narleski 59 67 164 14 .943 3.92
Robert O'Donnell 31 50 112 12 .931 5.23
James Harris 30 56 90 16 .901 4.87

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Eugene Krupp 126 232 14 13 .950 1.95
Frank Tanana 124 242 17 15 .945 2.09
John Herman 84 177 9 1 .995 2.21
Lavern Watercutter 62 73 3 5 .938 1.23

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Wally Seward 33 0.00
Hank Aguirre 32 0.00
Nathan Yablon 32 0.00
Donald Boenker 28 0.00
Albert Coma 28 0.00
Jake Striker 27 0.00
Ken Wild 23 0.00
Carl Hertz 9 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Hank Aguirre 22 R L 6' 4.0" 205 Jan 31, 1931 Azusa, CA, US
Donald Boenker 22 R R 5' 11.0" 185 1931
Albert Coma 25 R R 5' 9.0" 175 1928
Harold Dodeward 21 S R 6' 1.0" 210 Oct 22, 1931 Rock Valley, IA, US
James Fishback 24 S 5' 10.0" 180 1929
Bob Gardner 30 R 5' 9.0" 170 Aug 22, 1922
James Harris 23 R 5' 11.0" 170 1930
John Herman 24 L L 5' 11.0" 185 Feb 5, 1929 San Diego, CA, US
Carl Hertz 26 R R 6' 3.0" 190 1927
Eugene Krupp 26 L L 5' 11.0" 165 1927
Whitey Kurowski 35 R R 5' 11.0" 193 Apr 19, 1918 Reading, PA, US
Bob Manning 21 R R 5' 9.0" 170 Nov 16, 1931 Peoria, IL, US
Jerry Mehlisch 22 R 5' 11.0" 185 1931
John Mulcahy 26 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Oct 4, 1926 Peabody, MA, US
Theodore Narleski 22 R 5' 9.0" 170 1931
Robert O'Donnell 22 R 6' 0.0" 175 1931
Don Saner 19 L L 6' 0.0" 190 Sep 27, 1933
Wally Seward 21 L L 6' 2.0" 170 1932
Al Smith 21 L 6' 2.0" 185 May 20, 1932 Chicago, IL, US
Jake Striker 19 L L 6' 2.0" 200 Oct 23, 1933 New Washington, OH, US
Frank Tanana 20 R 6' 2.0" 180 1933
Jim Tolleson 23 R 6' 0.0" 180 1930
Lavern Watercutter 23 R 6' 1.0" 180 1930
Ken Wild 27 R R 6' 1.0" 185 1926
Nathan Yablon 26 S R 6' 0.0" 173 Apr 26, 1927

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