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1953 Wichita Indians

1953 > Class A > 1953 Western League
Overall: 58-96
Scored 676 runs, Allowed 784 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 67-87

Affiliation: St. Louis Browns-AL
Manager: Mark Christman and George Hausmann
Represented: Wichita, KS
Ballpark: Lawrence-Dumont Stadium (Wichita, KS)
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 William Brown 22 21 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
2 Charles Buck* 24 21 38 9 2 1 1 .237 .421 16
3 Mark Christman 39 47 82 18 0 0 2 .220 .293 24
4 Mike Colombo 27 152 554 133 21 9 1 .240 .316 175
5 Victor Fassero# 24 33 100 23 6 0 1 .230 .320 32
6 George Hausmann 37 20 35 9 0 1 0 .257 .314 11
7 Mel Held 24 25 65 10 1 0 0 .154 .169 11
8 Richard Honacki 25 123 446 106 15 2 4 .238 .307 137
9 Jerry Jacobs 21 141 520 158 39 2 20 .304 .502 261
10 Bob Knoke* 23 75 253 56 7 0 1 .221 .261 66
11 Peter Konyar 24 121 452 109 22 0 16 .241 .396 179
12 Steve Kovach 27 108 373 98 15 0 0 .263 .303 113
13 Julian Ladera 24 17 18 1 0 0 0 .056 .056 1
14 Louis Letlow* 23 96 353 82 10 2 0 .232 .272 96
15 Chuck Locke 21 42 76 11 2 0 1 .145 .211 16
16 Robert Masser* 25 141 474 133 19 8 20 .281 .481 228
17 Burke McLaughlin 24 20 20 1 0 0 0 .050 .050 1
18 Bill Milligan* 23 38 130 25 5 1 3 .192 .315 41
19 Juan Perez 21 21 61 10 2 0 1 .164 .246 15
20 Bill Pilgram 24 27 43 5 2 0 0 .116 .163 7
21 Jim Pisoni 23 21 56 11 2 0 0 .196 .232 13
22 Witty Quintana 20 10 35 2 0 0 0 .057 .057 2
23 Ramon Rodriguez 26 16 44 10 1 0 0 .227 .250 11 Stats for 2 teams
24 Russ Rosburg 23 60 189 41 7 3 8 .217 .413 78
25 Norman Rynard 23 27 38 1 1 0 0 .026 .053 2
26 Robert Schmitt 22 23 22 3 1 0 0 .136 .182 4
27 Ira Smith 26 38 61 9 1 0 1 .148 .213 13 Stats for 2 teams
28 William Springfield 22 130 483 133 25 4 8 .275 .393 190
29 James Upchurch 25 46 62 16 1 0 0 .258 .274 17
30 Ray Wicker* 31 22 16 1 1 0 0 .063 .125 2
30 Players 24.4 155 5807 5088 676 1216 207 33 88 602 70 653 785 .239 .326 .345 .670 1753 66
* - 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 Mel Held 24 8 8 .500 3.23 24 19 170.0 160 77 61 10 54 1.259 8.5 0.5 2.9
2 Billy Hyde 23 0 1 .000 9.90 5 0 10.0 16 12 11 8 4 2.400 14.4 7.2 3.6 0.50
3 Julian Ladera 24 1 5 .167 3.63 17 7 62.0 58 41 25 3 37 1.532 8.4 0.4 5.4
4 Chuck Locke 21 8 18 .308 3.31 41 29 242.0 205 118 89 14 149 1.463 7.6 0.5 5.5
5 Burke McLaughlin 24 2 3 .400 4.65 20 6 62.0 69 42 32 3 61 2.097 10.0 0.4 8.9
6 Bill Pilgram 24 5 11 .313 5.56 27 15 123.0 133 94 76 11 92 1.829 9.7 0.8 6.7
7 Norman Rynard 23 3 10 .231 4.08 25 15 119.0 118 70 54 8 78 1.647 8.9 0.6 5.9
8 Robert Schmitt* 22 6 4 .600 6.04 23 11 85.0 100 65 57 8 64 1.929 10.6 0.8 6.8
9 Ira Smith 26 11 11 .500 4.45 38 22 172.0 185 108 85 11 73 1.500 9.7 0.6 3.8 Stats for 2 teams
10 James Upchurch* 25 11 15 .423 4.03 43 24 183.0 197 95 82 8 84 1.536 9.7 0.4 4.1
10 Players 23.7 58 96 .377 155 155 784
* - 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
Steve Kovach 101 539 66 8 .987 5.99
Bob Knoke 55 258 34 7 .977 5.31
Ramon Rodriguez 15 69 9 3 .963 5.20 Stats for 2 teams

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Louis Letlow 90 771 45 15 .982 9.07
Bill Milligan 38 307 19 11 .967 8.58
Mark Christman 15 86 8 3 .969 6.27

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jerry Jacobs 135 368 369 42 .946 5.46
George Hausmann 10 19 24 2 .956 4.30

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Peter Konyar 121 117 232 22 .941 2.88
Juan Perez 19 23 34 3 .950 3.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Richard Honacki 123 210 386 32 .949 4.85
Witty Quintana 10 24 32 6 .903 5.60

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mike Colombo 150 267 25 6 .980 1.95
Robert Masser 134 215 7 13 .945 1.66
William Springfield 79 202 13 10 .956 2.72
Russ Rosburg 53 109 2 6 .949 2.09
Victor Fassero 30 65 6 6 .922 2.37
Jim Pisoni 16 40 5 3 .938 2.81

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
James Upchurch 43 0.00
Chuck Locke 41 0.00
Ira Smith 38 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Bill Pilgram 27 0.00
Norman Rynard 25 0.00
Mel Held 24 0.00
Robert Schmitt 23 0.00
Burke McLaughlin 20 0.00
Julian Ladera 17 0.00
Billy Hyde 5 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
William Brown 22 R R 6' 0.0" 170 1931
Charles Buck 24 L 5' 10.0" 186 1929
Mark Christman 39 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Oct 21, 1913 Maplewood, MO, US
Mike Colombo 27 R R 6' 0.0" 190 1926
Victor Fassero 24 S 6' 2.0" 190 1929
George Hausmann 37 R R 5' 5.0" 145 Feb 11, 1916 St. Louis, MO, US
Mel Held 24 R R 6' 1.0" 178 Apr 12, 1929 Edon, OH, US
Richard Honacki 25 R 5' 8.0" 165 1928
Billy Hyde 23 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Mar 9, 1930 Van Buren, AR, US
Jerry Jacobs 21 R 6' 0.0" 175 Jul 8, 1931 Chicago, IL, US
Bob Knoke 23 L 6' 3.0" 190 Mar 21, 1930 Raddle, IL, US
Peter Konyar 24 R R 5' 11.0" 185 1929
Steve Kovach 27 R 6' 0.0" 180 1926
Julian Ladera 24 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Jul 15, 1928 Carmen de Uria, VE
Roy Leafgren 22 R 6' 1.0" 190 Aug 4, 1930 Akron, OH, US
Louis Letlow 23 L L 6' 0.0" 178 1930
Chuck Locke 21 R R 5' 11.0" 185 May 5, 1932 Malden, MO, US
Jack Martin 24 L 6' 0.0" 170 1929
Robert Masser 25 L 5' 9.0" 175 1928
Burke McLaughlin 24 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1929
Bill Milligan 23 L 6' 1.0" 180 Apr 23, 1930
John O'Donnell 26 L L 5' 11.0" 163 1927
Juan Perez 21 R 5' 10.0" 190 1932
Bill Pilgram 24 R R 6' 3.0" 190 1929
Jim Pisoni 23 R R 5' 10.0" 169 Aug 14, 1929 St. Louis, MO, US
Witty Quintana 20 R 5' 11.0" 175 Mar 17, 1933 Banos Oriente, CU
Ramon Rodriguez 26 R R 6' 1.0" 210 1927
Russ Rosburg 23 R L 6' 1.0" 190 Apr 20, 1930 Seattle, WA, US
Norman Rynard 23 R R 6' 0.0" 165 1930
Robert Schmitt 22 R L 5' 9.0" 165 1931
Ira Smith 26 R R 5' 11.0" 175 May 12, 1927 Wichita, KS, US
William Springfield 22 R R 5' 8.0" 165 Aug 5, 1930 Roxboro, MA, US
James Upchurch 25 R L 5' 11.0" 185 1928
Arthur Vicital 23 S 6' 1.0" 165 1930
Ray Wicker 31 L R 6' 2.0" 185 1922
Adam Young -- Unknown

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