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1953 Atlanta Crackers

1953 > Class AA > 1953 Southern Association
Overall: 84-70
Scored 770 runs, Allowed 659 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-66

Affiliation: Milwaukee Braves-NL
Manager: Gene Mauch
Represented: Atlanta, GA
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 Billy Barrett* 25 5 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
2 Howard Boles 26 19 56 45 6 9 1 1 2 6 0 11 4 .200 .357 .400 .757 18 0 0
3 Jack Brittin 29 22 28 24 4 8 3 0 0 2 0 2 3 .333 .385 .458 .843 11 0 2
4 Jack Caro 22 10 40 39 4 9 1 0 0 5 0 1 3 .231 .250 .256 .506 10 0 0
5 Leo Cristante 26 41 69 64 9 19 5 1 2 5 0 1 16 .297 .318 .500 .818 32 1 3
6 Dick Donovan* 25 52 94 78 16 22 5 1 5 12 0 13 24 .282 .404 .564 .968 44 3 0
7 John Fitzgerald* 27 18 13 13 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 .077 .077 .154 .231 2 0 0
8 Art Fowler 30 54 100 87 7 18 2 0 0 8 1 2 14 .207 .225 .230 .455 20 0 11
9 Bill George* 25 40 44 36 5 4 0 1 0 2 0 6 14 .111 .238 .167 .405 6 0 2
10 Bob Giggie 19 38 55 46 3 6 1 0 0 5 0 7 5 .130 .245 .152 .397 7 0 2
11 Roy Jarvis 27 72 193 172 28 53 11 2 8 38 1 18 11 .308 .377 .535 .912 92 1 2
12 Larry Lassalle 23 1 14 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 .214 .214 3
13 Jesse Levan* 26 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
14 Robert Mainzer 26 140 555 507 73 133 24 2 9 64 2 36 28 .262 .313 .371 .683 188 1 11
15 Gene Mauch 27 111 425 340 65 91 23 3 9 51 3 71 19 .268 .400 .432 .832 147 4 10
16 Richard McMillin 24 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 0
17 Jack Parks* 25 129 459 413 60 114 18 6 21 72 4 41 58 .276 .344 .501 .846 207 2 3
18 Vernon Petty 29 153 593 523 60 139 22 3 6 76 2 62 39 .266 .347 .354 .701 185 3 5
19 Taylor Phillips* 20 30 51 39 4 5 1 0 0 2 0 2 18 .128 .171 .154 .325 6 0 10
20 Dick Sinovic 27 156 649 587 106 201 35 7 23 126 7 56 36 .342 .402 .543 .945 319 2 4
21 Billy Smith* 23 86 214 171 29 42 6 1 2 17 4 38 22 .246 .389 .327 .716 56 2 3
22 Chuck Tanner* 24 126 516 465 71 148 29 11 6 57 3 49 34 .318 .383 .467 .850 217 0 2
23 Jack Taylor 25 33 17 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .067 .067 .067 .133 1 0 2
24 Pete Whisenant 23 145 552 497 83 132 36 10 18 76 14 48 65 .266 .333 .487 .820 242 2 5
25 Charles Williams 25 96 282 267 34 60 8 5 6 31 1 13 30 .225 .263 .360 .623 96 1 1
26 Junior Wooten 29 153 644 572 92 146 30 3 5 53 3 58 21 .255 .327 .344 .671 197 3 11
26 Players 26.0 156 5704 5039 770 1365 262 57 122 712 43 577 513 .271 .346 .418 .764 2107 88
* - 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 Jack Brittin 29 5 8 .385 7.09 21 13 3 0 80.0 107 68 63 14 36 29 1 0 3 1.788 12.0 1.6 4.0 3.3 0.81
2 Leo Cristante 26 14 10 .583 3.31 40 20 9 0 177.0 175 78 65 13 55 101 4 1 4 1.299 8.9 0.7 2.8 5.1 1.84
3 Bill Denney 21 0 2 .000 6.30 9 30.0 34 18 21 21 11 1.833 10.2 6.3 3.3 0.52
4 Dick Donovan 25 11 8 .579 3.71 32 19 9 1 182.0 190 93 75 17 51 132 3 1 4 1.324 9.4 0.8 2.5 6.5 2.59
5 John Fitzgerald* 27 1 5 .167 3.57 18 8 0 0 58.0 57 30 23 0 42 30 1 0 5 1.707 8.8 0.0 6.5 4.7 0.71
6 Mike Forline 31 0 0 9.00 2 7.0 11 7 7 7 5 2.571 14.1 9.0 6.4 0.71
7 Art Fowler 30 18 10 .643 3.03 54 31 15 6 261.0 273 102 88 15 80 149 3 1 11 1.352 9.4 0.5 2.8 5.1 1.86
8 Bill George* 25 8 5 .615 2.93 38 17 5 0 132.0 132 52 43 4 55 886 0 0 3 1.417 9.0 0.3 3.8 60.4 16.11
9 Bob Giggie 19 12 7 .632 3.52 38 18 7 4 156.0 153 74 61 9 55 81 4 0 5 1.333 8.8 0.5 3.2 4.7 1.47
10 Larry Lassalle* 23 0 0 9.00 1 2.0 1 1 2 2 0 1.500 4.5 9.0 0.0 0.00
11 Taylor Phillips* 20 11 11 .500 3.52 29 25 10 1 138.0 119 70 54 10 85 96 4 1 11 1.478 7.8 0.7 5.5 6.3 1.13
12 John Raines 26 0 1 .000 8.00 5 9.0 8 4 8 8 5 1.778 8.0 8.0 5.0 0.63
13 Jack Taylor 25 4 3 .571 4.50 33 3 0 0 78.0 87 52 39 6 42 50 3 0 2 1.654 10.0 0.7 4.8 5.8 1.19
14 Fred Waters* 26 0 0 10.80 2 0 5.0 8 6 6 6 2 2.800 14.4 10.8 3.6 0.33
14 Players 25.1 84 70 .545 156 156 659
* - 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
Jack Parks 123 587 56 15 5 .977 5.23 6
Roy Jarvis 51 233 8 5 3 .980 4.73 2

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Junior Wooten 145 1184 108 14 136 .989 8.91
Billy Smith 16 74 5 2 7 .975 4.94

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gene Mauch 97 200 239 18 65 .961 4.53
Charles Williams 78 164 175 13 43 .963 4.35

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Vernon Petty 153 129 248 25 18 .938 2.46

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Robert Mainzer 140 245 436 38 97 .947 4.86
Jack Caro 10 25 20 6 8 .882 4.50

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dick Sinovic 156 274 4 6 2 .979 1.78
Pete Whisenant 140 363 18 8 3 .979 2.72
Chuck Tanner 125 220 8 3 3 .987 1.82
Billy Smith 46 71 4 1 1 .987 1.63
Howard Boles 15 15 1 0 1 1.000 1.07

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Art Fowler 54 15 45 2 3 .968 1.11
Leo Cristante 40 6 21 1 3 .964 0.68
Bill George 38 7 26 1 4 .971 0.87
Bob Giggie 38 11 39 0 3 1.000 1.32
Jack Taylor 33 5 26 3 0 .912 0.94
Dick Donovan 32 14 34 2 6 .960 1.50
Taylor Phillips 29 4 19 3 0 .885 0.79
Jack Brittin 21 7 6 1 1 .929 0.62
John Fitzgerald 18 2 9 0 0 1.000 0.61
Bill Denney 9 0.00
John Raines 5 0.00
Mike Forline 2 0.00
Fred Waters 2 0.00
Larry Lassalle 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Billy Barrett 25 L R 6' 1.0" 170 1928
Howard Boles 26 R 6' 4.0" 220 Mar 25, 1927 LaSalle, IL, US
Jack Brittin 29 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Mar 4, 1924 Athens, IL, US
Jack Caro 22 R R 6' 1.0" 174 Feb 2, 1931 Pensacola, FL, US
Leo Cristante 26 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Dec 10, 1926 Detroit, MI, US
Bill Denney 21 R R 6' 2.0" 186 Dec 28, 1931 Paris, IL, US
Dick Donovan 25 L R 6' 3.0" 190 Dec 7, 1927 Boston, MA, US
John Fitzgerald 27 L L 5' 11.0" 170 1926
Mike Forline 31 R R 6' 0.0" 192 Dec 23, 1921 Durham, CT, US
Art Fowler 30 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Jul 3, 1922 Converse, SC, US
Bill George 25 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Aug 12, 1927 Summit, NJ, US
Bob Giggie 19 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Aug 13, 1933 Dorchester, MA, US
Roy Jarvis 27 R R 5' 9.0" 160 Jun 7, 1926 Shawnee, OK, US
Ralph Kennedy 29 R 6' 0.0" 190 1924
Larry Lassalle 23 R L 5' 10.0" 188 Mar 18, 1930 New Orleans, LA, US
Jesse Levan 26 L R 6' 0.0" 172 Jul 15, 1926 Reading, PA, US
Robert Mainzer 26 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Sep 1, 1926 Chicago, IL, US
Gene Mauch 27 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Nov 18, 1925 Salina, KS, US
Richard McMillin 24 R R 6' 1.0" 165 Jun 1, 1929 Atlanta, GA, US
Jack Parks 25 L R 6' 2.0" 205 Jun 12, 1928 Sayreton, AL, US
Vernon Petty 29 R 6' 0.0" 185 Apr 12, 1924 Gastonia, NC, US
Harold Pfeiffer 24 L 6' 1.0" 190 1929
Taylor Phillips 20 L L 5' 11.0" 185 Jun 18, 1933 Atlanta, GA, US
John Raines 26 R R 5' 9.0" 170 1927
Dick Sinovic 27 R 6' 0.0" 185 Jul 30, 1925 Portland, OR, US
Billy Smith 23 L L 5' 9.0" 160 Jan 14, 1930 High Point, NC, US
Chuck Tanner 24 L L 6' 0.0" 185 Jul 4, 1928 New Castle, PA, US
Jack Taylor 25 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Oct 7, 1927 Landis, NC, US
Fred Waters 26 L L 5' 11.0" 185 Feb 2, 1927 Benton, MS, US
Pete Whisenant 23 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Dec 14, 1929 Asheville, NC, US
Charles Williams 25 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Jun 12, 1928 Dyersburg, TN, US
Junior Wooten 29 R L 5' 11.0" 160 Jan 16, 1924 Pelzer, SC, US

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