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1953 Tulsa Oilers

1953 > Class AA > 1953 Texas League
Overall: 83-71
Scored 747 runs, Allowed 715 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-74

Affiliation: Cincinnati Reds-NL
Manager: Joe Schultz
Represented: Tulsa, OK
Ballpark: Texas League Park (Tulsa, OK)
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 Bailey* 22 147 572 485 62 118 26 4 21 88 0 3 77 104 .243 .352 .443 .795 215 4 6
2 Ed Barr 32 134 502 411 72 108 22 5 12 75 16 5 73 87 .263 .387 .428 .815 176 10 8
3 John Berdella 29 22 74 65 7 12 3 0 0 3 0 0 8 9 .185 .284 .231 .515 15 1 0
4 Nino Escalera* 23 133 617 532 95 162 22 19 6 47 17 6 72 35 .305 .389 .451 .841 240 2 11
5 Leon Foulk* 27 20 12 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .300 .417 .300 .717 3 0 0
6 Edwin Grenkoski 25 22 33 29 0 4 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 9 .138 .167 .207 .374 6 0 3
7 Chuck Harmon 29 143 615 566 86 176 24 11 14 83 25 5 36 41 .311 .353 .466 .820 264 1 12
8 Bob Hazle* 22 57 217 191 26 52 15 3 3 24 1 0 20 25 .272 .347 .429 .777 82 2 4
9 Bud Hutson 27 119 443 373 65 111 19 4 13 69 4 2 59 70 .298 .403 .475 .878 177 7 4
10 William Jankowski 27 29 101 93 11 21 2 1 1 11 0 0 8 9 .226 .287 .301 .588 28 0 0
11 Ziggy Jasinski 27 62 234 216 21 61 11 1 0 19 1 1 13 24 .282 .323 .343 .666 74 0 5
12 Niles Jordan* 27 17 30 24 3 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 4 .292 .393 .375 .768 9 0 2
13 Howie Judson 27 14 38 34 3 6 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 19 .176 .200 .294 .494 10 0 3
14 George Lerchen# 30 80 325 275 50 85 25 6 3 39 3 2 47 37 .309 .414 .476 .890 131 2 1
15 John Liptak 27 15 58 46 9 9 0 0 1 4 0 0 12 8 .196 .362 .261 .623 12 0 0
16 Benjamin Lott 26 12 35 33 5 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .303 .343 .364 .706 12 0 0
17 Michael Lutz 25 89 343 293 49 79 17 0 11 68 3 2 44 49 .270 .372 .440 .813 129 4 2
18 Al McNeilance 25 32 53 48 3 10 3 0 0 3 0 0 4 15 .208 .269 .271 .540 13 0 1
19 Don Mossi* 24 40 71 62 7 16 2 0 0 5 0 0 6 20 .258 .324 .290 .614 18 0 3
20 Meredith Murray 25 20 31 25 2 7 1 1 0 2 0 0 4 11 .280 .379 .400 .779 10 0 2
21 Raymond Petrzelka 26 54 66 60 6 15 2 0 0 7 0 0 5 10 .250 .308 .283 .591 17 0 1
22 Bob Prentice 25 147 627 546 92 154 23 5 24 78 7 2 73 71 .282 .367 .474 .841 259 0 8
23 Tommy Reis 38 17 19 17 1 4 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 3 .235 .278 .294 .572 5 0 1
24 Howard Rodemoyer 23 33 43 31 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 .129 .229 .161 .390 5 0 8
25 Cliff Ross* 24 45 43 36 9 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 10 .167 .211 .222 .433 8 1 5
26 Jack Tanner 27 13 28 26 2 9 3 0 1 7 0 0 2 5 .346 .393 .577 .970 15 0 0
27 Joseph Torpey 25 132 509 445 38 101 15 0 0 43 1 4 60 33 .227 .319 .261 .579 116 0 4
28 James Turner 28 40 78 72 6 19 3 1 1 9 0 0 5 12 .264 .312 .375 .687 27 0 1
29 Edward Varhely* 26 32 30 27 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 8 .074 .138 .074 .212 2 0 1
30 Lee Wheat 23 12 9 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .250 .333 .250 .583 2 0 0
31 Dick Zwainz* 24 16 53 50 1 8 0 1 1 2 0 1 3 10 .160 .208 .260 .468 13 0 0
31 Players 26.1 156 5947 5174 747 1385 248 62 115 700 78 36 648 753 .268 .353 .406 .759 2102 143 30 95
* - 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 Leon Foulk 27 1 3 .250 20
2 Edwin Grenkoski 25 7 5 .583 3.84 22 13 5 2 96.0 97 50 41 11 32 41 2 0 2 1.344 9.1 1.0 3.0 3.8 1.28
3 Niles Jordan* 27 4 5 .444 4.62 15 10 5 1 74.0 79 42 38 9 30 27 2 0 0 1.473 9.6 1.1 3.6 3.3 0.90
4 Howie Judson 27 11 0 1.000 1.80 14 10 8 2 90.0 67 23 18 5 40 86 1 1 2 1.189 6.7 0.5 4.0 8.6 2.15
5 Al McNeilance 25 11 9 .550 3.41 32 16 8 2 140.0 135 67 53 12 47 64 1 2 1 1.300 8.7 0.8 3.0 4.1 1.36
6 Don Mossi* 24 12 12 .500 2.91 39 25 10 3 201.0 179 79 65 15 90 145 4 0 3 1.338 8.0 0.7 4.0 6.5 1.61
7 Meredith Murray 25 5 4 .556 4.86 20 7 2 0 74.0 88 49 40 8 36 28 0 1 1 1.676 10.7 1.0 4.4 3.4 0.78
8 Raymond Petrzelka 26 6 9 .400 3.55 42 13 6 0 157.0 141 78 62 5 81 90 3 0 5 1.414 8.1 0.3 4.6 5.2 1.11
9 Tommy Reis 38 1 4 .200 5.24 17 9 1 0 55.0 74 48 32 7 25 14 4 0 0 1.800 12.1 1.1 4.1 2.3 0.56
10 Howard Rodemoyer 23 10 5 .667 3.59 33 13 5 1 123.0 111 61 49 7 50 45 3 0 2 1.309 8.1 0.5 3.7 3.3 0.90
11 Cliff Ross* 24 7 8 .467 3.98 34 19 4 0 122.0 109 75 54 7 84 56 6 0 11 1.582 8.0 0.5 6.2 4.1 0.67
12 Edward Varhely* 26 6 4 .600 3.76 32 12 4 1 103.0 89 55 43 2 54 40 5 0 1 1.388 7.8 0.2 4.7 3.5 0.74
13 Lee Wheat 23 0 1 .000 12 0
13 Players 25.7 83 71 .539 3.75 156 156 100 56 12 1348.0 1309 715 562 99 631 679 35 3 35 1.439 8.7 0.7 4.2 4.5 1.08
* - 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
Ed Bailey 141 671 71 12 15 .984 5.26 6
James Turner 18 80 8 1 3 .989 4.89 1

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Nino Escalera 115 968 65 18 95 .983 8.98
Bob Prentice 14 125 5 2 18 .985 9.29
Dick Zwainz 14 108 9 4 12 .967 8.36
William Jankowski 10 82 7 2 7 .978 8.90

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joseph Torpey 114 336 285 24 79 .963 5.45
Bob Prentice 43 84 118 6 22 .971 4.70

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Chuck Harmon 110 115 304 28 30 .937 3.81
Bob Prentice 28 18 63 9 3 .900 2.89
William Jankowski 15 11 27 7 3 .844 2.53

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Prentice 65 100 200 15 28 .952 4.62
Ziggy Jasinski 60 107 207 19 31 .943 5.23
John Berdella 21 36 69 6 15 .946 5.00
Joseph Torpey 18 36 43 4 12 .952 4.39

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bud Hutson 80 174 5 3 1 .984 2.24
George Lerchen 62 129 5 7 2 .950 2.16
John Liptak 11 15 3 0 1 1.000 1.64

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ed Barr 107 268 9 8 4 .972 2.59
Nino Escalera 18 51 0 1 0 .981 2.83
Michael Lutz 17 46 2 2 0 .960 2.82
George Lerchen 13 38 0 2 0 .950 2.92

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Michael Lutz 62 87 4 2 0 .978 1.47
Bob Hazle 48 71 4 3 2 .962 1.56
Chuck Harmon 19 27 1 2 0 .933 1.47
Bud Hutson 18 18 1 0 0 1.000 1.06
Ed Barr 12 10 0 1 0 .909 0.83

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Raymond Petrzelka 42 14 25 1 2 .975 0.93
Don Mossi 39 7 26 3 2 .917 0.85
Cliff Ross 34 3 14 3 1 .850 0.50
Howard Rodemoyer 33 8 21 2 0 .935 0.88
Al McNeilance 32 5 21 2 2 .929 0.81
Edward Varhely 32 5 19 0 2 1.000 0.75
Edwin Grenkoski 22 6 13 1 1 .950 0.86
Leon Foulk 20 3 4 2 0 .778 0.35
Meredith Murray 20 1 13 1 0 .933 0.70
Tommy Reis 17 4 8 1 0 .923 0.71
Niles Jordan 15 3 12 0 1 1.000 1.00
Howie Judson 14 4 13 2 0 .895 1.21
Lee Wheat 12 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.17

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Ed Bailey 22 L R 6' 2.0" 205 Apr 15, 1931 Strawberry Plains, TN, US
Ed Barr 32 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Aug 2, 1920 San Diego, CA, US
Norman Bell 25 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Sep 25, 1927 Jamestown, OH, US
John Berdella 29 R 6' 2.0" 190 Apr 4, 1924
Jim Bolger 21 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Feb 23, 1932 Cincinnati, OH, US
Bob Curley 26 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Sep 20, 1926 Covington, KY, US
Nino Escalera 23 L L 5' 10.0" 165 Dec 1, 1929 Santurce, PR
Leon Foulk 27 L R 6' 2.0" 188 Feb 14, 1926 Williamsport, PA, US
Edwin Grenkoski 25 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1928
Chuck Harmon 29 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Apr 23, 1924 Washington, IN, US
Gene Hatton 23 R 6' 0.0" 176 1930
Bob Hazle 22 L R 6' 0.0" 190 Dec 9, 1930 Laurens, SC, US
Bud Hutson 27 R 6' 0.0" 185 Feb 6, 1926 Atkins, AR, US
Edwin James 23 R R 6' 2.0" 188 1930
William Jankowski 27 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Feb 10, 1926
Ziggy Jasinski 27 R R 5' 9.0" 164 Dec 3, 1925 Maspeth, NY, US
Niles Jordan 27 L L 5' 11.0" 180 Dec 1, 1925 Lyman, WA, US
Howie Judson 27 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Feb 16, 1926 Hebron, IL, US
George Lerchen 30 S R 5' 11.0" 175 Dec 1, 1922 Detroit, MI, US
John Liptak 27 R 6' 0.0" 180 1926
Benjamin Lott 26 R R 5' 11.0" 167 1927
Don Lundberg 23 R R 6' 2.0" 210 Jan 13, 1930 Seattle, WA, US
Michael Lutz 25 R R 6' 1.0" 208 Aug 29, 1927
Al McNeilance 25 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Sep 4, 1927 Buffalo, NY, US
Don Mossi 24 L L 6' 1.0" 195 Jan 11, 1929 St. Helena, CA, US
Meredith Murray 25 R R 6' 4.0" 180 1928
Edwin Oswald 26 R R 6' 2.0" 192 Aug 3, 1926
Raymond Petrzelka 26 R R 6' 3.0" 195 1927
Bob Prentice 25 R 6' 0.0" 180 1928
Tommy Reis 38 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Aug 6, 1914 Newport, KY, US
Howard Rodemoyer 23 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Jan 22, 1930 Fredonia, PA, US
Cliff Ross 24 L L 6' 4.0" 195 Aug 3, 1928 Philadelphia, PA, US
Jake Schmitt 27 L L 6' 1.0" 173 Nov 3, 1925 Norwalk, CT, US
Jack Tanner 27 R 6' 3.0" 228 1926
Joseph Torpey 25 R 6' 0.0" 175 1928
James Turner 28 R 6' 0.0" 180 1925
Edward Varhely 26 L L 6' 1.0" 180 1927
Lee Wheat 23 R R 6' 4.0" 200 Sep 15, 1929 Edwardsville, IL, US
Dick Zwainz 24 L 6' 3.0" 205 Dec 24, 1928 CA, US

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