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1953 Buffalo Bisons

1953 > Class AAA > 1953 International League
Overall: 87-65
Scored 720 runs, Allowed 701 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 78-74

Affiliation: Detroit Tigers-AL
Manager: Jack Tighe
Represented: Buffalo, NY
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 John Baumgartner 22 10 33 33 4 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 .212 .212 .212 .424 7 0 0
2 Frank Bolling 21 57 216 198 31 63 13 1 2 25 3 16 20 .318 .372 .424 .796 84 1 1
3 Frank Carswell 33 105 404 362 60 117 28 1 23 75 3 36 30 .323 .388 .597 .984 216 2 4
4 Kenneth Chapman 32 117 478 395 64 93 14 1 7 30 3 70 41 .235 .357 .329 .687 130 5 8
5 Donald Coppage* 23 38 13 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 .182 .308 .182 .490 2 0 0
6 Jake Crawford 25 130 512 454 75 110 29 1 18 70 2 52 70 .242 .323 .430 .752 195 2 4
7 Doc Daugherty 25 125 489 447 56 92 20 8 3 40 1 31 67 .206 .259 .306 .565 137 1 10 Stats for 2 teams
8 Joe Erautt 31 62 186 170 20 44 14 0 2 18 0 10 16 .259 .300 .376 .676 64 0 6
9 Paul Foytack 22 29 66 63 7 12 3 1 1 8 0 1 16 .190 .203 .317 .521 20 0 2
10 Earl Harrist 34 19 48 43 1 8 0 0 0 3 0 2 11 .186 .222 .186 .408 8 0 3
11 Buddy Hicks# 26 147 638 562 92 166 39 5 5 56 6 69 52 .295 .372 .409 .782 230 0 7
12 Richard Hoeksema* 24 10 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0
13 Kenneth Humphrey* 28 25 63 63 3 15 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 .238 .238 .270 .508 17 0 0
14 Ken Johnson* 30 42 76 73 11 21 5 0 1 13 2 3 8 .288 .316 .397 .713 29 0 0
15 Milt Jordan 26 39 39 36 5 6 0 0 2 4 0 1 9 .167 .189 .333 .523 12 0 2
16 Ray Katt 26 17 61 53 7 13 3 0 2 3 0 7 7 .245 .333 .415 .748 22 0 1
17 Eddie Kazak 32 121 477 423 65 113 20 2 13 59 2 51 31 .267 .349 .416 .765 176 2 1
18 Al Lakeman 34 66 231 205 23 66 17 5 6 33 0 25 43 .322 .396 .541 .937 111 0 1 Stats for 2 teams
19 Frank Lary 23 38 86 83 10 17 3 0 2 8 0 1 20 .205 .214 .313 .528 26 0 2
20 Edwin Little 23 14 53 46 9 12 2 0 6 17 0 7 20 .261 .358 .696 1.054 32 0 0
21 Ernie Nevel 33 23 55 49 5 11 2 1 0 3 0 3 11 .224 .269 .306 .575 15 0 3
22 Emil Restaino 24 95 213 186 27 47 4 0 6 27 1 24 16 .253 .344 .371 .715 69 2 1
23 Daniel Ryan 28 31 100 85 10 16 4 0 0 8 0 14 11 .188 .303 .235 .538 20 0 1
24 Bill Tuttle 23 153 595 548 67 151 24 9 11 75 19 38 56 .276 .327 .412 .740 226 4 5
25 Bill Voiselle 34 30 23 19 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 5 .105 .190 .105 .296 2 0 2 Stats for 2 teams
26 Jack Wallaesa# 33 147 596 505 91 134 16 1 36 111 1 88 91 .265 .375 .515 .890 260 1 2 Stats for 2 teams
27 John Weiss 28 34 33 32 0 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 11 .156 .156 .188 .344 6 0 1
28 Harvey Zernia* 27 113 292 251 31 67 13 3 6 29 4 31 38 .267 .348 .414 .762 104 0 10
28 Players 27.9 153 5557 4923 720 1309 256 32 148 676 46 548 662 .266 .341 .421 .763 2073 17 69
* - 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 Donald Coppage 23 2 1 .667 4.63 38 0 0 0 70.0 80 35 36 2 26 19 2 0 1 1.514 10.3 0.3 3.3 2.4 0.73
2 Paul Foytack 22 13 10 .565 3.97 29 23 12 2 177.0 152 84 78 20 97 140 2 0 3 1.407 7.7 1.0 4.9 7.1 1.44
3 Earl Harrist 34 9 5 .643 2.66 19 16 10 3 122.0 96 40 36 8 30 99 4 0 2 1.033 7.1 0.6 2.2 7.3 3.30
4 Ken Johnson* 30 12 13 .480 5.30 29 29 10 1 163.0 166 114 96 7 128 115 2 0 13 1.804 9.2 0.4 7.1 6.3 0.90
5 Milt Jordan 26 12 1 .923 3.11 38 7 5 1 113.0 112 47 39 6 43 41 1 0 1 1.372 8.9 0.5 3.4 3.3 0.95
6 Frank Lary 23 17 11 .607 4.00 38 32 14 3 223.0 231 112 99 16 101 117 6 0 8 1.489 9.3 0.6 4.1 4.7 1.16
7 Ernie Nevel 33 9 8 .529 4.10 23 19 12 1 125.0 145 71 57 10 45 46 2 0 1 1.520 10.4 0.7 3.2 3.3 1.02
8 Bill Voiselle 34 3 5 .375 5.62 30 7 0 0 72.0 100 55 45 6 16 35 2 0 0 1.611 12.5 0.8 2.0 4.4 2.19 Stats for 2 teams
9 John Weiss 28 5 5 .500 4.82 34 8 4 1 99.0 111 60 53 8 46 37 1 0 2 1.586 10.1 0.7 4.2 3.4 0.80
9 Players 27.6 87 65 .572 153 153 701
* - 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
Al Lakeman 61 301 42 5 2 .986 5.62 6 Stats for 2 teams
Joe Erautt 60 270 20 5 2 .983 4.83 2
Daniel Ryan 31 141 11 2 1 .987 4.90 1
Ray Katt 16 66 4 2 2 .972 4.38 1

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Harvey Zernia 76 445 30 5 49 .990 6.25
Edwin Little 14 123 5 1 13 .992 9.14

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Kenneth Chapman 85 204 238 15 46 .967 5.20
Frank Bolling 52 119 129 8 29 .969 4.77
Harvey Zernia 11 25 41 2 3 .971 6.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Eddie Kazak 121 110 179 22 12 .929 2.39
Kenneth Chapman 22 21 37 2 5 .967 2.64

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Buddy Hicks 147 270 454 29 92 .961 4.93
Doc Daugherty 115 199 333 54 62 .908 4.63 Stats for 2 teams
Kenneth Chapman 10 15 21 2 3 .947 3.60

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Tuttle 153 437 19 9 5 .981 2.98
Jake Crawford 127 238 16 7 3 .973 2.00
Frank Carswell 104 124 7 4 2 .970 1.26
Emil Restaino 67 77 6 2 0 .976 1.24
Jack Wallaesa 58 87 6 2 1 .979 1.60 Stats for 2 teams
Kenneth Humphrey 17 27 1 1 0 .966 1.65

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Donald Coppage 38 2 6 1 1 .889 0.21
Milt Jordan 38 8 14 0 0 1.000 0.58
Frank Lary 38 15 42 4 3 .934 1.50
John Weiss 34 1 14 0 0 1.000 0.44
Bill Voiselle 30 1 4 1 0 .833 0.17 Stats for 2 teams
Paul Foytack 29 6 15 0 1 1.000 0.72
Ken Johnson 29 3 39 2 0 .955 1.45
Ernie Nevel 23 10 27 2 2 .949 1.61
Earl Harrist 19 5 14 1 0 .950 1.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
John Baumgartner 22 R R 6' 1.0" 190 May 29, 1931 Birmingham, AL, US
Frank Bolling 21 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Nov 16, 1931 Mobile, AL, US
Jim Bunning 21 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Oct 23, 1931 Southgate, KY, US
Frank Carswell 33 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Nov 6, 1919 Palestine, TX, US
Kenneth Chapman 32 R 5' 11.0" 180 Apr 26, 1921
Lawrence Ciesielski 30 R 5' 10.0" 190 1923
Donald Coppage 23 L R 6' 1.0" 185 1930
Eugene Costello 30 R R 6' 2.0" 200 1923 Sprague, WA, US
Jake Crawford 25 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 20, 1928 Campbell, MO, US
Doc Daugherty 25 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Oct 12, 1927 Paris, PA, US
Joe Erautt 31 R R 5' 9.0" 175 Sep 1, 1921 Vibank, SK, CA
Paul Foytack 22 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Nov 16, 1930 Scranton, PA, US
Kenneth Fremming 24 L R 6' 2.0" 220 May 14, 1929
Earl Harrist 34 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Apr 20, 1919 Dubach, LA, US
Buddy Hicks 26 S R 5' 10.0" 170 Feb 15, 1927 Belvedere, CA, US
Richard Hoeksema 24 L L 5' 9.0" 165 1929
Kenneth Humphrey 28 L 6' 2.0" 190 1925
Ken Johnson 30 L L 6' 1.0" 185 Jan 14, 1923 Topeka, KS, US
Milt Jordan 26 R R 6' 2.0" 207 May 24, 1927 Mineral Springs, PA, US
Thaddeus Kapuscinski 25 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Jan 13, 1928
Ray Katt 26 R R 6' 2.0" 190 May 9, 1927 New Braunfels, TX, US
Eddie Kazak 32 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Jul 18, 1920 Steubenville, OH, US
Al Lakeman 34 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Dec 31, 1918 Cincinnati, OH, US
Frank Lary 23 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Apr 10, 1930 Northport, AL, US
Carl Linhart 23 L R 5' 11.0" 184 Dec 14, 1929 Zborov, Olomouc, CZ
Edwin Little 23 R 6' 2.0" 220 Aug 16, 1929 Grandville, MI, US
Dave Madison 32 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Feb 1, 1921 Brooksville, MS, US
John Maldovan 31 R R 5' 9.0" 165 May 17, 1922 Cleveland, OH, US
Al McNeilance 25 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Sep 4, 1927 Buffalo, NY, US
Ernie Nevel 33 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Aug 17, 1919 Charleston, MO, US
Emil Restaino 24 R 5' 10.0" 171 Jan 7, 1929
Daniel Ryan 28 R 5' 10.0" 180 1925
Bill Tuttle 23 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Jul 4, 1929 Elmwood, IL, US
Bill Voiselle 34 R R 6' 4.0" 200 Jan 29, 1919 Greenwood, SC, US
Jack Wallaesa 33 S R 6' 3.0" 191 Aug 31, 1919 Easton, PA, US
John Weiss 28 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Oct 20, 1924
Al Yaylian 29 L L 5' 8.0" 180 Nov 17, 1923 Fresno, CA, US
Harvey Zernia 27 L 6' 1.0" 175 May 31, 1926 Milwaukee, WI, US

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