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1953 San Antonio Missions

1953 > Class AA > 1953 Texas League
Overall: 67-87
Scored 662 runs, Allowed 745 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 69-85

Affiliation: St. Louis Browns-AL
Manager: Bill Norman and Jimmie Crandall
Represented: San Antonio, TX
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 Ed Albrecht 24 16 14 12 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0
2 Jose Bache 30 25 75 71 7 13 0 0 0 6 0 0 4 9 .183 .227 .183 .410 13 0 0
3 Bobby Balcena 27 151 683 595 101 163 24 7 21 58 2 7 75 86 .274 .360 .444 .804 264 5 8
4 Russ Bauers* 39 27 17 16 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 4 0 1
5 Robert Caffery* 24 152 652 556 72 148 20 9 5 68 8 1 82 52 .266 .366 .362 .728 201 6 8
6 Al Cihocki 29 68 297 283 28 73 13 2 3 32 3 3 10 29 .258 .286 .350 .636 99 1 3
7 Ryne Duren 24 33 76 63 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 32 .079 .159 .079 .239 5 0 7
8 Bill Elbert# 29 10 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0
9 Jim Fridley 28 155 666 580 89 170 31 6 26 96 2 0 83 92 .293 .383 .502 .885 291 2 1
10 Phil Haugstad 29 27 46 43 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 .070 .070 .070 .140 3 0 3
11 Mel Held 24 14 13 13 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .231 .231 .231 .462 3 0 0
12 Charles Hopkins 27 95 331 297 31 65 13 1 4 33 1 0 32 62 .219 .299 .310 .609 92 2 0
13 Rocco Ippolito 25 147 621 509 85 119 22 2 25 84 13 4 107 91 .234 .370 .432 .802 220 3 2
14 George Kress 27 68 173 158 22 28 8 0 4 20 0 1 14 31 .177 .249 .304 .552 48 1 0
15 Irv Medlinger* 26 46 70 62 6 12 4 0 0 5 0 1 5 18 .194 .254 .258 .512 16 0 3
16 Ed Mickelson 26 119 519 453 60 134 23 8 7 61 1 1 57 60 .296 .376 .428 .804 194 1 8
17 Vachel Perkins* 22 35 84 77 5 15 3 0 0 7 0 0 1 18 .195 .205 .234 .439 18 0 6
18 Max Peterson 31 47 54 47 1 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 7 .106 .176 .106 .283 5 1 3
19 Harry Schwegman* 25 151 710 601 83 160 25 6 4 55 9 7 88 23 .266 .361 .348 .709 209 1 20
20 Claudio Solano 27 14 49 44 4 13 4 0 1 3 0 0 5 6 .295 .367 .455 .822 20 0 0
21 Bud Thomas 24 77 243 233 17 45 6 1 1 12 1 1 6 37 .193 .213 .240 .454 56 0 4
22 John Waltman 25 12 25 22 2 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 7 .136 .208 .182 .390 4 0 1
23 Charlie White* 25 108 411 358 30 98 23 1 4 46 5 3 51 35 .274 .366 .377 .743 135 1 1
24 Harry Wilson* 25 35 78 65 6 14 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 14 .215 .329 .231 .560 15 1 2
24 Players 26.1 155 6022 5262 662 1301 227 43 104 595 47 33 645 751 .247 .333 .366 .699 1926 119 32 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 Ed Albrecht 24 1 1 .500 16
2 Russ Bauers 39 7 3 .700 3.38 27 0 0 0 64.0 63 26 24 7 29 40 0 0 0 1.438 8.9 1.0 4.1 5.6 1.38
3 Ryne Duren 24 12 12 .500 2.63 33 30 15 2 202.0 133 81 59 9 159 212 10 0 7 1.446 5.9 0.4 7.1 9.4 1.33
4 Bill Elbert 29 1 3 .250 10
5 Phil Haugstad 29 7 12 .368 3.89 27 21 7 1 132.0 126 75 57 14 99 56 10 1 3 1.705 8.6 1.0 6.8 3.8 0.57
6 Mel Held 24 1 2 .333 13
7 Irv Medlinger* 26 6 9 .400 4.58 31 24 9 2 161.0 164 87 82 19 95 83 1 1 7 1.609 9.2 1.1 5.3 4.6 0.87
8 Vachel Perkins 22 9 16 .360 3.28 35 26 10 2 206.0 187 101 75 14 92 101 4 0 7 1.354 8.2 0.6 4.0 4.4 1.10
9 Max Peterson 31 5 11 .313 4.86 47 13 2 1 161.0 188 103 87 19 53 73 4 1 0 1.497 10.5 1.1 3.0 4.1 1.38
10 John Waltman 25 3 5 .375 5.25 12 8 2 0 60.0 67 40 35 6 29 20 0 0 0 1.600 10.0 0.9 4.4 3.0 0.69
11 Harry Wilson* 25 10 9 .526 4.55 34 23 8 1 190.0 197 102 96 26 72 72 3 0 9 1.416 9.3 1.2 3.4 3.4 1.00
11 Players 26.7 67 87 .435 4.16 155 155 100 55 10 1365.0 1315 745 631 133 733 738 34 4 38 1.500 8.7 0.9 4.8 4.9 1.01
* - 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
Charles Hopkins 82 461 54 7 17 .987 6.28 8
Charlie White 75 359 39 7 5 .983 5.31 2

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ed Mickelson 119 897 53 8 95 .992 7.98
Rocco Ippolito 25 209 16 7 20 .970 9.00
Robert Caffery 14 135 9 2 18 .986 10.29

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Harry Schwegman 151 410 306 24 103 .968 4.74

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Robert Caffery 63 68 113 11 17 .943 2.87
Al Cihocki 62 77 179 21 28 .924 4.13
Charlie White 24 22 53 6 2 .926 3.13
Bud Thomas 10 12 16 3 2 .903 2.80

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Robert Caffery 80 143 216 24 34 .937 4.49
Bud Thomas 58 86 145 5 21 .979 3.98
Jose Bache 16 23 49 3 10 .960 4.50

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Rocco Ippolito 116 240 18 7 3 .974 2.22
George Kress 36 97 5 5 0 .953 2.83

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bobby Balcena 149 411 12 4 3 .991 2.84

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Fridley 155 295 8 7 3 .977 1.95

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Max Peterson 47 6 26 1 0 .970 0.68
Vachel Perkins 35 10 25 3 1 .921 1.00
Harry Wilson 34 10 26 2 1 .947 1.06
Ryne Duren 33 5 17 1 1 .957 0.67
Irv Medlinger 31 6 23 4 4 .879 0.94
Russ Bauers 27 3 7 0 0 1.000 0.37
Phil Haugstad 27 8 24 1 2 .970 1.19
Ed Albrecht 16 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.13
Mel Held 13 6 8 0 0 1.000 1.08
John Waltman 12 2 22 0 5 1.000 2.00
Bill Elbert 10 1 8 1 2 .900 0.90

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Ed Albrecht 24 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Feb 28, 1929 St. Louis, MO, US
Jose Bache 30 R R 5' 10.0" 162 May 25, 1923 Tuxpan, Veracruz, MX
Bobby Balcena 27 R L 5' 7.0" 160 Aug 1, 1925 San Pedro, CA, US
Russ Bauers 39 L R 6' 3.0" 195 May 10, 1914 Townsend, WI, US
Robert Caffery 24 L R 5' 11.0" 170 1929
Al Cihocki 29 R R 5' 11.0" 185 May 7, 1924 Nanticoke, PA, US
Ryne Duren 24 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Feb 22, 1929 Cazenovia, WI, US
Bill Elbert 29 S R 6' 1.0" 195 May 3, 1924 Miles City, MT, US
Jim Fridley 28 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Sep 6, 1924 Phillippi, WV, US
Phil Haugstad 29 R R 6' 2.0" 165 Feb 23, 1924 Black River Falls, WI, US
Mel Held 24 R R 6' 1.0" 178 Apr 12, 1929 Edon, OH, US
Richard Honacki 25 R 5' 8.0" 165 1928
Charles Hopkins 27 R 6' 0.0" 197 1926
Rocco Ippolito 25 R 6' 1.0" 200 1928
George Kress 27 R 6' 1.0" 190 Mar 30, 1926 Adams County, PA, US
Ray Lindquist 22 R 5' 10.0" 170 1931
Irv Medlinger 26 L L 5' 11.0" 185 Jun 18, 1927 Chicago, IL, US
Ed Mickelson 26 R R 6' 3.0" 205 Sep 9, 1926 Ottawa, IL, US
Everette Neal 24 R R 6' 3.0" 200 1929
Rich Neal 23 R 5' 10.0" 180 Oct 11, 1929 Los Angeles, CA, US
Vachel Perkins 22 L R 6' 2.0" 200 1931
Max Peterson 31 R R 5' 10.0" 176 Dec 22, 1921 Warren County, IL, US
Bill Pilgram 24 R R 6' 3.0" 190 1929
Harry Schwegman 25 L R 5' 10.0" 180 Aug 7, 1927 Oxford, OH, US
Claudio Solano 27 R 5' 10.0" 180 Feb 14, 1926 Hermosillo, Sonora, MX
John Sullivan 32 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 2, 1920 Chicago, IL, US
Bud Thomas 24 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Mar 10, 1929 Sedalia, MO, US
Andy Tomasic 35 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Dec 10, 1917 Hokendauqua, PA, US
John Waltman 25 R R 5' 11.0" 170 1928
Charlie White 25 L R 5' 11.0" 192 Aug 12, 1927 Kinston, NC, US
Harry Wilson 25 L L 5' 11.0" 205 1928 Rockford, TN, US

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