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1953 Minneapolis Millers

1953 > Class AAA > 1953 American Association
Overall: 76-78
Scored 809 runs, Allowed 791 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 79-75

Affiliation: New York Giants-NL
Manager: Freddie Fitzsimmons, Jake Early and Chick Genovese
Represented: Minneapolis, MN
Ballpark: Nicollet Park (Minneapolis, MN)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952 / 1954

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Raymond Berns*2694292272407720173712029.283.332.441.773120500
2Marv Blaylock*236926521930565332924346.256.383.347.73076421
3Joe Bracchitta*2611034829348769593024941.259.369.416.786122424
4Bud Byerly323958514920070115. for 2 teams
5Foster Castleman22207468102550013057.368.411.441.85230101
6Bill Connelly*281433295820160410.276.364.448.81213100
7Claude Corbitt375419016417313011112212.
8Chuck Diering301526945841161883910127449373.322.417.485.90128314215
9Jake Early*3827624389103601813.209.443.442.88419101
10Robert Giddens251187000000004.
11Clint Hartung3012047542763118214197534084.276.348.478.8262041171
12Frank Hiller32143432162004015.
13Amado Ibanez2884241218316312323022021.289.354.399.75387521
14Ziggy Jasinski277828826129609201712140.
15Ray Katt2611448844876146313289803743.326.379.596.975267512
16John Kropf2611336429538636472646565.214.359.332.69198522Stats for 2 teams
17Dick Libby*28242423170002019.304.333.304.6387000
18Pete Modica2914109140001011.444.500.444.9444100
19Harry Nicholas234057473300120523.
20Ray Noble34291281112134504212156.306.398.459.85851320
21Mario Picone26561071001422211150322.
22Rance Pless2715263859687192264258803871.322.367.505.8723012240
23Ron Samford2314362357682161353125233559.280.325.413.7382381148
24Frederick Sherkel*22373331241000013.
25George Spencer265023201310010313.
26Bill Taylor*23471371301729417280618.223.263.431.69456410
27George Wilson*2811853546193145323349416644.315.405.6181.0232851144
28Al Worthington241746407700040411.
29Adrian Zabala*36482926171006017.269.296.308.6048002
29 Players27.31545974531980914922714217075322554746.281.352.443.79523571253368
* - 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
1Bud Byerly32107.5884.36381760159.017385772233824021.2969. for 2 teams
2Bill Connelly2844.5005.1814134180.0894846955630051.80010.
3Robert Giddens2512.33311
4Frank Hiller3266.5003.6414134189.0954636618471021.2709.
5Dick Libby*2846.4007.4324121069.010264571233341011.95713.
6Pete Modica2911.50014
7Harry Nicholas23713.3504.53362571161.0157100812476918021.4478.
8Mario Picone26148.6364.993830132211.0216134117389913211041.4939.
9Frederick Sherkel*2274.6364.043372098.010657441739434011.4809.
10George Spencer2678.4674.3150600119.015466571635372021.58811.
11Al Worthington2495.6432.90171590118.01144638450740151.3908.
12Adrian Zabala*3656.4552.784810097.01084030933561041.45410.
12 Players27.57678.494154154791
* - 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


Ray Katt1125785259.9925.639
Ray Noble2916214011.0006.074
Jake Early1866920.9744.171


Joe Bracchitta78681441063.9869.29
Marv Blaylock6753531346.9958.45


Ron Samford1343823693586.9555.60
Amado Ibanez427264314.9783.24


Rance Pless1431312882229.9502.93
Amado Ibanez15112422.9462.33


Ziggy Jasinski771212412842.9284.70
Claude Corbitt531021591730.9394.92
Ron Samford22172721.9572.00
Foster Castleman2031661016.9074.85


Chuck Diering1514002164.9862.79
George Wilson1182052175.9701.92
Clint Hartung1071641960.9681.71
John Kropf972131231.9872.32Stats for 2 teams
Raymond Berns64109520.9831.78
Bill Taylor2728130.9061.07
Joe Bracchitta1160001.0000.55


George Spencer5042212.9630.52
Adrian Zabala4832131.8890.50
Bud Byerly38728011.0000.92Stats for 2 teams
Mario Picone3882631.9190.89
Harry Nicholas3682512.9710.92
Frederick Sherkel3393613.9781.36
Dick Libby2421540.8100.71
Al Worthington1792022.9351.71
Bill Connelly140911.9000.64
Frank Hiller1462810.9712.43
Pete Modica145711.9230.86
Robert Giddens110410.8000.36

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Raymond Berns26L5' 11.0"1751927
Marv Blaylock23LL6' 1.0"175Sep 30, 1929Fort Smith, AR, US
Joe Bracchitta26L5' 11.0"178Apr 20, 1927Hackensack, NJ, US
Bud Byerly32RR6' 2.0"185Oct 26, 1920Webster Groves, MO, US
Foster Castleman22RR6' 0.0"175Jan 1, 1931Nashville, TN, US
Bill Connelly28LR6' 0.0"175Jun 29, 1925Alberta, VA, US
Claude Corbitt37RR5' 10.0"170Jul 21, 1915Sunbury, NC, US
Chuck Diering30RR5' 10.0"165Feb 5, 1923St. Louis, MO, US
Jake Early38LR5' 11.0"168May 19, 1915Kings Mountain, NC, US
Robert Giddens25RR6' 0.0"1751928
Bob Giddings26LR6' 1.0"150Dec 23, 1926Pontiac, MI, US
Clint Hartung30RR6' 5.0"210Aug 10, 1922Hondo, TX, US
Frank Hiller32RR6' 0.0"200Jul 13, 1920Irvington, NJ, US
Amado Ibanez28RR6' 0.0"1801925
Ziggy Jasinski27RR5' 9.0"164Dec 3, 1925Maspeth, NY, US
Ray Katt26RR6' 2.0"190May 9, 1927New Braunfels, TX, US
Leslie Klesitz22LL6' 1.0"Jul 24, 1930
John Kropf26R5' 10.0"180Dec 5, 1926
Dick Libby28LL6' 1.0"188May 4, 1925Bridgton, ME, US
Pete Modica29RR6' 0.0"145Jan 25, 1924New Orleans, LA, US
Harry Nicholas23RR6' 2.0"180Sep 28, 1929Valley Stream, NY, US
Ray Noble34RR5' 11.0"210Mar 15, 1919Central Hatillo, CU
Mario Picone26RR5' 11.0"180Jul 5, 1926Brooklyn, NY, US
Rance Pless27RR6' 0.0"195Dec 6, 1925Greeneville, TN, US
Ron Samford23RR5' 11.0"156Feb 28, 1930Dallas, TX, US
Jake Schmitt27LL6' 1.0"173Nov 3, 1925Norwalk, CT, US
Frederick Sherkel22LL6' 3.0"175Jan 26, 1931
George Spencer26RR6' 1.0"215Jul 7, 1926Columbus, OH, US
Bill Taylor23LL6' 3.0"212Dec 30, 1929Alhambra, CA, US
Tony Wesoloski24RR6' 0.0"170Aug 15, 1928Norwich, CT, US
George Wilson28LR6' 1.0"185Aug 31, 1924Cherryville, NC, US
Al Worthington24RR6' 2.0"195Feb 5, 1929Birmingham, AL, US
Adrian Zabala36LL5' 11.0"165Aug 26, 1916San Antonio de los Banos, CU

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