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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
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 Raymond Berns* 26 94 292 272 40 77 20 1 7 37 1 20 29 .283 .332 .441 .773 120 5 0 0
2 Marv Blaylock* 23 69 265 219 30 56 5 3 3 29 2 43 46 .256 .383 .347 .730 76 4 2 1
3 Joe Bracchitta* 26 110 348 293 48 76 9 5 9 30 2 49 41 .259 .369 .416 .786 122 4 2 4
4 Bud Byerly 32 39 58 51 4 9 2 0 0 7 0 1 15 .176 .192 .216 .408 11 1 0 6 Stats for 2 teams
5 Foster Castleman 22 20 74 68 10 25 5 0 0 13 0 5 7 .368 .411 .441 .852 30 1 0 1
6 Bill Connelly* 28 14 33 29 5 8 2 0 1 6 0 4 10 .276 .364 .448 .812 13 1 0 0
7 Claude Corbitt 37 54 190 164 17 31 3 0 1 11 1 22 12 .189 .289 .226 .514 37 8 1 3
8 Chuck Diering 30 152 694 584 116 188 39 10 12 74 4 93 73 .322 .417 .485 .901 283 14 2 15
9 Jake Early* 38 27 62 43 8 9 1 0 3 6 0 18 13 .209 .443 .442 .884 19 1 0 1
10 Robert Giddens 25 11 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1
11 Clint Hartung 30 120 475 427 63 118 21 4 19 75 3 40 84 .276 .348 .478 .826 204 11 7 1
12 Frank Hiller 32 14 34 32 1 6 2 0 0 4 0 1 5 .188 .212 .250 .462 8 1 0 1
13 Amado Ibanez 28 84 241 218 31 63 12 3 2 30 2 20 21 .289 .354 .399 .753 87 5 2 1
14 Ziggy Jasinski 27 78 288 261 29 60 9 2 0 17 1 21 40 .230 .292 .280 .572 73 4 2 4
15 Ray Katt 26 114 488 448 76 146 31 3 28 98 0 37 43 .326 .379 .596 .975 267 5 1 2
16 John Kropf 26 113 364 295 38 63 6 4 7 26 4 65 65 .214 .359 .332 .691 98 5 2 2 Stats for 2 teams
17 Dick Libby* 28 24 24 23 1 7 0 0 0 2 0 1 9 .304 .333 .304 .638 7 0 0 0
18 Pete Modica 29 14 10 9 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 .444 .500 .444 .944 4 1 0 0
19 Harry Nicholas 23 40 57 47 3 3 0 0 1 2 0 5 23 .064 .154 .128 .282 6 1 0 5
20 Ray Noble 34 29 128 111 21 34 5 0 4 21 2 15 6 .306 .398 .459 .858 51 3 2 0
21 Mario Picone 26 56 107 100 14 22 2 1 1 15 0 3 22 .220 .243 .290 .533 29 2 0 4
22 Rance Pless 27 152 638 596 87 192 26 4 25 88 0 38 71 .322 .367 .505 .872 301 22 4 0
23 Ron Samford 23 143 623 576 82 161 35 3 12 52 3 35 59 .280 .325 .413 .738 238 11 4 8
24 Frederick Sherkel* 22 37 33 31 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .129 .156 .161 .318 5 0 0 1
25 George Spencer 26 50 23 20 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 13 .150 .261 .200 .461 4 1 0 0
26 Bill Taylor* 23 47 137 130 17 29 4 1 7 28 0 6 18 .223 .263 .431 .694 56 4 1 0
27 George Wilson* 28 118 535 461 93 145 32 3 34 94 1 66 44 .315 .405 .618 1.023 285 11 4 4
28 Al Worthington 24 17 46 40 7 7 0 0 0 4 0 4 11 .175 .250 .175 .425 7 0 0 2
29 Adrian Zabala* 36 48 29 26 1 7 1 0 0 6 0 1 7 .269 .296 .308 .604 8 0 0 2
29 Players 27.3 154 5974 5319 809 1492 271 42 170 753 22 554 746 .281 .352 .443 .795 2357 125 33 68
* - 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 Bud Byerly 32 10 7 .588 4.36 38 17 6 0 159.0 173 85 77 22 33 82 4 0 2 1.296 9.8 1.2 1.9 4.6 2.48 Stats for 2 teams
2 Bill Connelly 28 4 4 .500 5.18 14 13 4 1 80.0 89 48 46 9 55 63 0 0 5 1.800 10.0 1.0 6.2 7.1 1.15
3 Robert Giddens 25 1 2 .333 11
4 Frank Hiller 32 6 6 .500 3.64 14 13 4 1 89.0 95 46 36 6 18 47 1 0 2 1.270 9.6 0.6 1.8 4.8 2.61
5 Dick Libby* 28 4 6 .400 7.43 24 12 1 0 69.0 102 64 57 12 33 34 1 0 1 1.957 13.3 1.6 4.3 4.4 1.03
6 Pete Modica 29 1 1 .500 14
7 Harry Nicholas 23 7 13 .350 4.53 36 25 7 1 161.0 157 100 81 24 76 91 8 0 2 1.447 8.8 1.3 4.2 5.1 1.20
8 Mario Picone 26 14 8 .636 4.99 38 30 13 2 211.0 216 134 117 38 99 132 11 0 4 1.493 9.2 1.6 4.2 5.6 1.33
9 Frederick Sherkel* 22 7 4 .636 4.04 33 7 2 0 98.0 106 57 44 17 39 43 4 0 1 1.480 9.7 1.6 3.6 3.9 1.10
10 George Spencer 26 7 8 .467 4.31 50 6 0 0 119.0 154 66 57 16 35 37 2 0 2 1.588 11.6 1.2 2.6 2.8 1.06
11 Al Worthington 24 9 5 .643 2.90 17 15 9 0 118.0 114 46 38 4 50 74 0 1 5 1.390 8.7 0.3 3.8 5.6 1.48
12 Adrian Zabala* 36 5 6 .455 2.78 48 1 0 0 97.0 108 40 30 9 33 56 1 0 4 1.454 10.0 0.8 3.1 5.2 1.70
12 Players 27.5 76 78 .494 154 154 791
* - 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
Ray Katt 112 578 52 5 9 .992 5.63 9
Ray Noble 29 162 14 0 1 1.000 6.07 4
Jake Early 18 66 9 2 0 .974 4.17 1

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joe Bracchitta 78 681 44 10 63 .986 9.29
Marv Blaylock 67 535 31 3 46 .995 8.45

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ron Samford 134 382 369 35 86 .955 5.60
Amado Ibanez 42 72 64 3 14 .978 3.24

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Rance Pless 143 131 288 22 29 .950 2.93
Amado Ibanez 15 11 24 2 2 .946 2.33

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ziggy Jasinski 77 121 241 28 42 .928 4.70
Claude Corbitt 53 102 159 17 30 .939 4.92
Ron Samford 22 17 27 2 1 .957 2.00
Foster Castleman 20 31 66 10 16 .907 4.85

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Chuck Diering 151 400 21 6 4 .986 2.79
George Wilson 118 205 21 7 5 .970 1.92
Clint Hartung 107 164 19 6 0 .968 1.71
John Kropf 97 213 12 3 1 .987 2.32 Stats for 2 teams
Raymond Berns 64 109 5 2 0 .983 1.78
Bill Taylor 27 28 1 3 0 .906 1.07
Joe Bracchitta 11 6 0 0 0 1.000 0.55

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George Spencer 50 4 22 1 2 .963 0.52
Adrian Zabala 48 3 21 3 1 .889 0.50
Bud Byerly 38 7 28 0 1 1.000 0.92 Stats for 2 teams
Mario Picone 38 8 26 3 1 .919 0.89
Harry Nicholas 36 8 25 1 2 .971 0.92
Frederick Sherkel 33 9 36 1 3 .978 1.36
Dick Libby 24 2 15 4 0 .810 0.71
Al Worthington 17 9 20 2 2 .935 1.71
Bill Connelly 14 0 9 1 1 .900 0.64
Frank Hiller 14 6 28 1 0 .971 2.43
Pete Modica 14 5 7 1 1 .923 0.86
Robert Giddens 11 0 4 1 0 .800 0.36

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Raymond Berns 26 L 5' 11.0" 175 1927
Marv Blaylock 23 L L 6' 1.0" 175 Sep 30, 1929 Fort Smith, AR, US
Joe Bracchitta 26 L 5' 11.0" 178 Apr 20, 1927 Hackensack, NJ, US
Bud Byerly 32 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Oct 26, 1920 Webster Groves, MO, US
Foster Castleman 22 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Jan 1, 1931 Nashville, TN, US
Bill Connelly 28 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Jun 29, 1925 Alberta, VA, US
Claude Corbitt 37 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Jul 21, 1915 Sunbury, NC, US
Chuck Diering 30 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Feb 5, 1923 St. Louis, MO, US
Jake Early 38 L R 5' 11.0" 168 May 19, 1915 Kings Mountain, NC, US
Robert Giddens 25 R R 6' 0.0" 175 1928
Bob Giddings 26 L R 6' 1.0" 150 Dec 23, 1926 Pontiac, MI, US
Clint Hartung 30 R R 6' 5.0" 210 Aug 10, 1922 Hondo, TX, US
Frank Hiller 32 R R 6' 0.0" 200 Jul 13, 1920 Irvington, NJ, US
Amado Ibanez 28 R R 6' 0.0" 180 1925
Ziggy Jasinski 27 R R 5' 9.0" 164 Dec 3, 1925 Maspeth, NY, US
Ray Katt 26 R R 6' 2.0" 190 May 9, 1927 New Braunfels, TX, US
Leslie Klesitz 22 L L 6' 1.0" Jul 24, 1930
John Kropf 26 R 5' 10.0" 180 Dec 5, 1926
Dick Libby 28 L L 6' 1.0" 188 May 4, 1925 Bridgton, ME, US
Pete Modica 29 R R 6' 0.0" 145 Jan 25, 1924 New Orleans, LA, US
Harry Nicholas 23 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Sep 28, 1929 Valley Stream, NY, US
Ray Noble 34 R R 5' 11.0" 210 Mar 15, 1919 Central Hatillo, CU
Mario Picone 26 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Jul 5, 1926 Brooklyn, NY, US
Rance Pless 27 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Dec 6, 1925 Greeneville, TN, US
Ron Samford 23 R R 5' 11.0" 156 Feb 28, 1930 Dallas, TX, US
Jake Schmitt 27 L L 6' 1.0" 173 Nov 3, 1925 Norwalk, CT, US
Frederick Sherkel 22 L L 6' 3.0" 175 Jan 26, 1931
George Spencer 26 R R 6' 1.0" 215 Jul 7, 1926 Columbus, OH, US
Bill Taylor 23 L L 6' 3.0" 212 Dec 30, 1929 Alhambra, CA, US
Tony Wesoloski 24 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Aug 15, 1928 Norwich, CT, US
George Wilson 28 L R 6' 1.0" 185 Aug 31, 1924 Cherryville, NC, US
Al Worthington 24 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Feb 5, 1929 Birmingham, AL, US
Adrian Zabala 36 L L 5' 11.0" 165 Aug 26, 1916 San Antonio de los Banos, CU

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