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1953 Des Moines Bruins

1953 > Class A > 1953 Western League
Overall: 77-78
Scored 687 runs, Allowed 662 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-75

Affiliation: Chicago Cubs-NL
Manager: Kemp Wicker and Bruce Edwards
Represented: Des Moines, IA
Ballpark: Sec Taylor Stadium (I) (Des Moines, IA)
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 Dewey Adkins 35 47 13 2 1 0 0 .154 .231 3
2 Earl Birnel 25 23 60 11 1 1 0 .183 .233 14
3 Dave Cunningham 23 128 471 131 21 4 22 .278 .480 226
4 Bruce Edwards 29 50 166 53 10 1 7 .319 .518 86
5 Ned Folmar 28 136 483 120 27 2 2 .248 .325 157
6 Ronnie George* 21 67 220 53 10 2 1 .241 .318 70
7 Robert Hartig 23 23 40 8 3 1 0 .200 .325 13
8 Percy Hough* 23 62 109 20 5 0 2 .183 .284 31
9 Chris Kitsos# 25 113 370 81 15 4 0 .219 .281 104
10 George Large 20 12 20 2 0 0 0 .100 .100 2
11 Tom LeGros 22 26 58 15 2 0 0 .259 .293 17
12 Theodore Lotz 25 24 69 14 1 0 0 .203 .217 15
13 John Magliolo* 24 139 461 131 28 0 2 .284 .358 165
14 Jimmie McDaniel 20 126 422 95 15 2 12 .225 .355 150
15 Robert Murray 25 74 169 39 8 2 7 .231 .426 72
16 Henry Plain 26 23 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
17 Edwin Plank 24 107 336 67 11 0 2 .199 .250 84
18 Paul Schramka* 25 80 310 83 19 1 9 .268 .423 131
19 Elvin Stabelfeld 26 16 12 3 0 0 0 .250 .250 3
20 El Tappe 26 85 257 55 4 0 0 .214 .230 59
21 Charles Teague* 29 19 74 20 6 0 2 .270 .432 32
22 Burdette Thurlby* 24 152 543 144 22 13 3 .265 .370 201
23 Richard Verbic 27 37 57 10 1 0 0 .175 .193 11
24 Donald Vike 24 29 39 10 1 0 0 .256 .282 11
25 Rube Walker* 24 22 44 9 2 0 1 .205 .318 14
26 Don Watkins 28 33 76 14 4 0 0 .184 .237 18
27 Elmer Westfall 25 13 37 8 0 0 0 .216 .216 8
28 Bob Zick* 26 43 89 18 2 2 0 .202 .270 24
28 Players 24.5 156 5904 5042 687 1220 220 35 73 607 61 744 843 .242 .339 .343 .682 1729 118
* - 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 Dewey Adkins 35 9 8 .529 4.59 47 3 98.0 99 56 50 7 49 1.510 9.1 0.6 4.5
2 Robert Hartig 23 4 9 .308 3.41 23 18 132.0 104 64 50 4 63 1.265 7.1 0.3 4.3
3 Tom LeGros 22 10 4 .714 3.60 24 20 165.0 157 76 66 17 43 1.212 8.6 0.9 2.3
4 Joe Stanka 21 1 3 .250 6 28.0 23 23 1.643 7.4 7.4
5 Richard Verbic 27 12 14 .462 3.30 37 28 191.0 200 100 70 7 81 1.471 9.4 0.3 3.8
6 Donald Vike 24 6 8 .429 3.12 29 19 130.0 136 65 45 7 67 1.562 9.4 0.5 4.6
7 Don Watkins 28 14 10 .583 3.04 31 29 228.0 181 93 77 9 97 1.219 7.1 0.4 3.8
8 Bob Zick 26 14 12 .538 2.96 35 29 240.0 195 100 79 15 108 1.262 7.3 0.6 4.0
8 Players 26.6 77 78 .497 156 156 662
* - 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
El Tappe 76 372 41 8 .981 5.43
Robert Murray 51 254 34 7 .976 5.65
Percy Hough 31 127 18 3 .980 4.68
Rube Walker 11 44 8 1 .981 4.73

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ronnie George 61 531 29 7 .988 9.18

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Chris Kitsos 72 200 201 16 .962 5.57
Charles Teague 19 40 65 4 .963 5.53

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ned Folmar 86 74 171 24 .911 2.85
Bruce Edwards 36 40 70 10 .917 3.06
Earl Birnel 21 19 32 5 .911 2.43

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Edwin Plank 90 134 276 37 .917 4.56

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Magliolo 115 278 22 8 .974 2.61
Jimmie McDaniel 114 214 14 9 .962 2.00
Dave Cunningham 79 147 8 8 .951 1.96
Paul Schramka 79 188 8 3 .985 2.48
Burdette Thurlby 61 104 7 3 .974 1.82
Theodore Lotz 21 50 2 2 .963 2.48

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dewey Adkins 47 0.00
Richard Verbic 37 0.00
Bob Zick 35 0.00
Don Watkins 31 0.00
Donald Vike 29 0.00
Tom LeGros 24 0.00
Robert Hartig 23 0.00
Joe Stanka 6 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Dewey Adkins 35 R R 6' 2.0" 195 May 11, 1918 Norcatur, KS, US
Earl Birnel 25 R 5' 10.0" 170 1928
Dave Cunningham 23 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Dec 3, 1929 San Pedro, CA, US
Bruce Edwards 29 R R 5' 8.0" 180 Jul 15, 1923 Quincy, IL, US
Ned Folmar 28 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Dec 14, 1924 Goshen, AL, US
Edmund Funai 24 R R 6' 0.0" 200 1929
Pete Gasper 24 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Jun 7, 1929 Jessup, PA, US
Ronnie George 21 L L 6' 3.0" 180 Aug 26, 1931 Brighton, MA, US
Arnold Green 26 L 6' 2.0" 175 1927
Robert Hartig 23 R R 6' 1.0" 190 1930
Percy Hough 23 L R 6' 1.0" 185 Jul 17, 1929 Wadesboro, NC, US
Chris Kitsos 25 S R 5' 9.0" 165 Feb 11, 1928 New York, NY, US
George Large 20 R 6' 0.0" 175 1933
Tom LeGros 22 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Jun 27, 1931 Mobile, AL, US
Theodore Lotz 25 R 6' 0.0" 180 1928
John Magliolo 24 L 5' 10.0" 165 1929
Jimmie McDaniel 20 R R 6' 2.0" 181 Dec 14, 1932 Marshall, MO, US
Charles Mitchell 19 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Nov 29, 1933 San Jose, CA, US
Robert Murray 25 R 6' 1.0" 190 1928
Jim O'Brien 25 L R 6' 0.0" 185 Oct 29, 1927 St. Paul, MN, US
Tommy Perez 25 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Apr 25, 1928 New Monterey, CA, US
Henry Plain 26 R R 6' 0.0" 178 1927
Edwin Plank 24 R 6' 1.0" 180 1929
Darrell Rothrock 25 R L 6' 0.0" 200 May 13, 1928 Stewardson, IL, US
Paul Schneiders 27 L L 5' 11.0" 175 1926
Paul Schramka 25 L L 6' 0.0" 185 Mar 22, 1928 Milwaukee, WI, US
Gary Sondermeyer 27 R 6' 4.0" 200 Dec 5, 1925 Hawthorne, NJ, US
Elvin Stabelfeld 26 R R 5' 10.0" 190 Sep 9, 1926 Cherokee, IA, US
Joe Stanka 21 R R 6' 6.0" 201 Jul 23, 1931 Hammon, OK, US
El Tappe 26 R R 5' 11.0" 180 May 21, 1927 Quincy, IL, US
Charles Teague 29 L 5' 8.0" 160 1924
Burdette Thurlby 24 L 6' 2.0" 190 Sep 22, 1928 Kirkland, IL, US
Wayne Tjaden 21 R R 6' 3.0" 205 1932
Richard Verbic 27 R R 6' 2.0" 190 1926
Donald Vike 24 R R 6' 2.0" 207 1929
Rube Walker 24 L R 6' 0.0" 195 Mar 7, 1929 Lenoir, NC, US
Don Watkins 28 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Sep 12, 1924 Nokomis, IL, US
Elmer Westfall 25 R 5' 10.0" 180 1928
Bob Zick 26 L R 6' 0.0" 168 Apr 26, 1927 Chicago, IL, US

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