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1953 Evansville Braves

1953 > Class B > 1953 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League
Overall: 70-59
Scored 668 runs, Allowed 674 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 64-65

Affiliation: Milwaukee Braves-NL
Manager: Bob Coleman
Represented: Evansville, IN
Ballpark: Bosse Field (Evansville, IN)
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 Stewart Alton 22 42 38 3 0 1 0 .079 .132 5
2 Bud Belardi 20 16 49 10 5 0 0 .204 .306 15
3 Paul Cave* 19 29 56 11 4 0 0 .196 .268 15
4 William Conroy* 22 10 18 4 0 0 0 .222 .222 4
5 Wes Covington* 21 42 177 49 9 1 5 .277 .424 75
6 Walter Ford* 18 60 127 28 4 0 0 .220 .252 32
7 Theodore Forsyth 23 85 286 69 9 3 5 .241 .346 99
8 Ronald Gendreau 23 34 151 32 4 2 2 .212 .305 46
9 Johnny Goryl 19 116 398 98 21 5 12 .246 .415 165
10 Arnold Hallgren 20 107 382 95 17 8 9 .249 .406 155
11 Eugene Leach? -- 30 54 2 1 0 0 .037 .056 3
12 Don McMahon 23 28 43 11 0 0 0 .256 .256 11
13 Joe Morgan* 22 78 301 74 10 5 4 .246 .352 106
14 Nat Peeples 27 90 308 102 17 1 15 .331 .539 166 Stats for 2 teams
15 Larry Pennell* 24 111 366 101 10 11 16 .276 .495 181
16 Matthew Peoplis# 19 30 33 5 0 0 0 .152 .152 5
17 Clarence Riddle 21 91 346 80 9 5 6 .231 .338 117
18 Humberto Robinson 23 38 77 13 1 0 0 .169 .182 14
19 Jack Schlarb 24 39 51 15 2 0 0 .294 .333 17
20 Don Schmidt 28 14 15 3 0 0 0 .200 .200 3
21 Jack Scott 26 15 16 3 0 0 0 .188 .188 3
22 Wes Sell 24 21 39 8 1 0 0 .205 .231 9
23 Peter Swain 25 37 143 36 3 2 3 .252 .364 52
24 Johnny Turco 23 80 316 105 23 5 5 .332 .484 153
25 Bill Wells 20 97 308 79 16 4 13 .256 .461 142
26 Leonard Williams 25 130 494 151 15 14 24 .306 .538 266
26 Players 22.3 130 5050 4347 668 1106 167 66 107 600 44 624 802 .254 .348 .397 .745 1726 79
* - 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 Stewart Alton 22 6 10 .375 3.92 30 13 124.0 98 73 54 9 93 1.540 7.1 0.7 6.8
2 Paul Cave 19 11 9 .550 3.24 28 23 172.0 139 85 62 10 83 1.291 7.3 0.5 4.3
3 Eugene Leach? -- 6 10 .375 4.36 30 21 161.0 191 105 78 9 57 1.540 10.7 0.5 3.2
4 Don McMahon 23 6 5 .545 4.50 26 12 114.0 113 69 57 5 77 1.667 8.9 0.4 6.1
5 Matthew Peoplis* 19 5 8 .385 4.07 30 16 115.0 98 73 52 4 127 1.957 7.7 0.3 9.9
6 Humberto Robinson 23 17 8 .680 2.68 31 29 198.0 168 85 59 6 76 1.232 7.6 0.3 3.5
7 Jack Schlarb 24 3 3 .500 7.18 27 4 74.0 66 63 59 7 104 2.297 8.0 0.9 12.6
8 Jack Scott 26 7 0 1.000 4.68 15 3 50.0 59 28 26 0 26 1.700 10.6 0.0 4.7
8 Players 21.8 70 59 .543 130 130 674
* - 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
Theodore Forsyth 73 470 55 8 .985 7.19
Bill Wells 64 385 25 6 .986 6.41

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Clarence Riddle 89 693 65 13 .983 8.52

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Leonard Williams 123 275 308 25 .959 4.74
Wes Sell 10 38 24 5 .925 6.20

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Johnny Goryl 116 137 215 22 .941 3.03

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joe Morgan 75 157 228 24 .941 5.13
Ronald Gendreau 34 69 89 23 .873 4.65
Bud Belardi 15 24 34 4 .935 3.87

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Arnold Hallgren 104 209 7 17 .927 2.08
Nat Peeples 88 211 5 4 .982 2.45 Stats for 2 teams
Johnny Turco 80 186 9 8 .961 2.44
Larry Pennell 59 83 6 5 .947 1.51
Walter Ford 48 54 4 6 .906 1.21
Wes Covington 42 59 3 6 .912 1.48
Peter Swain 37 63 7 5 .933 1.89

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Humberto Robinson 31 0.00
Stewart Alton 30 0.00
Eugene Leach 30 0.00
Matthew Peoplis 30 0.00
Paul Cave 28 0.00
Jack Schlarb 27 0.00
Don McMahon 26 0.00
Jack Scott 15 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Stewart Alton 22 R R 5' 11.0" 160 1931
Bud Belardi 20 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Dec 13, 1932 San Jose, CA, US
Albert Belinsky 25 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Nov 21, 1927 Norwalk, CT, US
Paul Cave 19 L R 6' 1.0" 179 Nov 2, 1933 New Canton, VA, US
William Conroy 22 L L 6' 2.0" 175 Nov 28, 1930 Boston, MA, US
Wes Covington 21 L R 6' 1.0" 205 Mar 27, 1932 Laurinburg, NC, US
Vern Edmunds 23 R R 6' 2.0" 170 1930
George Edwards 20 R R 6' 1.0" 180 1933
Walter Ford 18 L 5' 10.0" 165 1935
Theodore Forsyth 23 R 5' 11.0" 185 1930
Ronald Gendreau 23 R 6' 0.0" 175 1930
Johnny Goryl 19 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Oct 21, 1933 Cumberland, RI, US
Arnold Hallgren 20 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Apr 12, 1933 Windfield, AB, CA
Charles Henry 24 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Oct 9, 1928 Mount Vernon, IL, US
Alan Janes 18 R R 6' 3.0" 200 1935
Eugene Leach -- Unknown
Jack Lutz 21 R R 6' 4.0" 175 Aug 15, 1931 San Diego, CA, US
Don McMahon 23 R R 6' 2.0" 215 Jan 4, 1930 Brooklyn, NY, US
Frederick Minnis 29 R 5' 10.0" 180 Jun 9, 1924
Joe Morgan 22 L R 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 19, 1930 Walpole, MA, US
Nat Peeples 27 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Jun 29, 1926 Memphis, TN, US
Larry Pennell 24 L L 6' 1.0" 182 Feb 21, 1929 Uniontown, PA, US
Matthew Peoplis 19 S L 5' 11.0" 180 1934
Clarence Riddle 21 R L 6' 1.0" 188 1932
Humberto Robinson 23 R R 6' 1.0" 155 Jun 25, 1930 Colon, Colon, PA
Jack Schlarb 24 R R 6' 0.0" 175 1929
Don Schmidt 28 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Jul 20, 1924 Plainfield, NJ, US
Jack Scott 26 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Nov 21, 1926 Great Falls, MT, US
Wes Sell 24 R 6' 0.0" 155 Nov 28, 1928 Chicago, IL, US
Jim Spencer 19 R L 6' 0.0" 190 Aug 14, 1933 Batesville, AR, US
Peter Swain 25 R R 6' 2.0" 195 1928
Johnny Turco 23 R 5' 10.0" 175 Jan 28, 1930 Walpole, MA, US
Bill Wells 20 R R 6' 0.0" 200 Jan 18, 1933 Glendale, CA, US
Leonard Williams 25 R R 5' 11.0" 195 Mar 27, 1928 Valdosta, GA, US

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