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1953 Houston Buffaloes

1953 > Class AA > 1953 Texas League
Overall: 72-82
Scored 608 runs, Allowed 659 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 71-83

Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals-NL
Manager: Dixie Walker and Al Hollingsworth
Represented: Houston, TX
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 Jim Atchley 29 45 55 52 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 26 .058 .109 .058 .167 3 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
2 Vern Benson* 28 58 242 194 32 48 7 2 7 22 0 6 39 23 .247 .376 .412 .788 80 1 8
3 Dick Bokelmann 26 30 15 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 .000 .133 .000 .133 0 0 0
4 Cloyd Boyer 25 28 17 17 4 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .235 .235 .353 .588 6 0 0
5 Roy Broome 32 71 263 232 23 58 14 1 3 27 2 3 25 28 .250 .326 .358 .683 83 1 5
6 Jack Cardey 31 27 44 40 1 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 9 .175 .233 .225 .458 9 1 1
7 Larry Ciaffone 28 141 568 513 55 156 33 1 5 66 0 6 38 16 .304 .359 .402 .761 206 6 11
8 Mike Clark 31 10 11 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .182 .182 .182 .364 2 0 0
9 Bob Clear 25 41 34 31 3 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 .258 .303 .258 .561 8 0 1
10 Benjamin Downs* 23 27 72 55 7 11 3 0 1 5 0 1 16 11 .200 .389 .309 .698 17 1 0
11 Grant Dunlap 29 35 124 112 13 31 5 0 1 14 0 1 11 11 .277 .347 .348 .695 39 1 0
12 Harry Elliott 29 115 497 439 64 144 31 2 8 63 11 4 43 13 .328 .395 .462 .858 203 6 9
13 Al Gerheauser* 36 21 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .125 .222 .125 .347 1 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
14 Fred Hahn 24 10 13 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .182 .182 .182 .364 2 0 2
15 Vann Harrington* 35 81 196 172 24 42 10 1 0 14 3 1 19 5 .244 .326 .314 .640 54 2 3
16 Neal Hertweck* 21 24 77 64 7 16 3 2 0 4 1 1 11 13 .250 .360 .359 .719 23 0 2
17 Larry Jackson 22 11 23 20 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 .150 .227 .200 .427 4 0 1
18 Wally Lammers 26 41 143 122 17 27 8 0 1 10 4 2 15 18 .221 .317 .311 .628 38 2 4
19 Frank Mancuso 35 63 187 166 8 39 8 0 2 13 0 0 19 23 .235 .314 .319 .633 53 0 2
20 Fred Marolewski 24 123 498 447 61 113 22 4 23 65 1 6 47 104 .253 .325 .474 .800 212 1 3
21 Fred Martin 38 36 46 42 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 11 .024 .047 .048 .094 2 0 3 Stats for 2 teams
22 Fred McAlister 25 63 247 220 20 57 13 0 5 33 0 1 23 25 .259 .335 .386 .721 85 2 2
23 William McGhee 23 10 40 35 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 7 .143 .211 .171 .382 6 1 2
24 Floyd Melliere 28 16 28 25 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .080 .115 .120 .235 3 0 2
25 Larry Miggins 27 42 179 162 23 46 11 1 7 27 0 0 16 24 .284 .352 .494 .846 80 1 0
26 James Neufeldt 26 21 40 36 4 8 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 2 .222 .300 .389 .689 14 0 0
27 Al Papai 36 33 91 80 4 10 1 0 1 5 0 0 4 20 .125 .167 .175 .342 14 0 7
28 Eddie Phillips# 22 110 466 409 54 125 21 4 9 35 5 3 53 47 .306 .388 .443 .830 181 2 2
29 Howard Phillips* 23 155 710 596 90 153 33 2 6 51 8 5 107 54 .257 .372 .349 .721 208 2 5
30 Dick Rand 22 114 427 373 37 106 23 1 4 46 2 0 53 67 .284 .373 .383 .757 143 0 1
31 Pete Riggan* 28 21 62 55 2 9 0 1 1 5 0 1 5 8 .164 .246 .255 .500 14 1 1
32 Octavio Rubert 28 23 21 15 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .000 .118 .000 .118 0 0 4
33 Donald Spencer 25 68 281 246 34 69 11 1 9 25 2 5 28 29 .280 .356 .443 .799 109 1 6
34 Jay Van Noy* 24 105 413 359 61 86 26 6 8 44 4 1 46 47 .240 .326 .412 .738 148 0 8 Stats for 2 teams
35 Floyd Wooldridge 24 40 97 86 2 19 1 0 0 8 0 0 7 19 .221 .287 .233 .520 20 1 3
35 Players 26.5 155 5798 5055 608 1339 269 26 97 561 41 53 616 629 .265 .349 .386 .734 1951 122 33 94
* - 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 Jim Atchley 29 9 13 .409 3.69 44 20 4 0 156.0 156 81 64 11 49 70 2 0 2 1.314 9.0 0.6 2.8 4.0 1.43 Stats for 2 teams
2 Dick Bokelmann 26 6 2 .750 5.14 30 0 0 0 63.0 77 39 36 2 16 16 1 0 3 1.476 11.0 0.3 2.3 2.3 1.00
3 Cloyd Boyer 25 4 2 .667 2.77 28 3 1 1 65.0 64 26 20 6 28 31 3 0 2 1.415 8.9 0.8 3.9 4.3 1.11
4 Jack Cardey 31 8 10 .444 3.79 27 14 5 1 121.0 110 54 51 8 71 73 4 0 4 1.496 8.2 0.6 5.3 5.4 1.03
5 Mike Clark 31 2 2 .500 10
6 Bob Clear 25 4 6 .400 3.35 40 9 2 0 113.0 100 53 42 4 69 79 1 2 3 1.496 8.0 0.3 5.5 6.3 1.14
7 Al Gerheauser* 36 1 1 .500 21 Stats for 2 teams
8 Fred Hahn* 24 3 1 .750 10
9 Larry Jackson 22 3 1 .750 5.37 11 9 1 0 52.0 59 34 31 8 27 42 2 0 0 1.654 10.2 1.4 4.7 7.3 1.56
10 Fred Martin 38 4 13 .235 4.03 36 13 4 2 134.0 125 73 60 18 41 59 0 0 2 1.239 8.4 1.2 2.8 4.0 1.44 Stats for 2 teams
11 Floyd Melliere 28 2 7 .222 4.20 16 10 4 0 75.0 84 42 35 4 28 27 1 0 0 1.493 10.1 0.5 3.4 3.2 0.96
12 Al Papai 36 11 16 .407 3.68 33 33 13 5 230.0 220 111 94 18 93 101 4 1 11 1.361 8.6 0.7 3.6 4.0 1.09
13 Octavio Rubert 28 6 3 .667 3.12 23 4 0 0 72.0 82 33 25 4 25 49 0 0 1 1.486 10.2 0.5 3.1 6.1 1.96
14 Floyd Wooldridge 24 15 13 .536 2.20 34 31 17 6 246.0 207 71 60 12 93 145 6 1 4 1.220 7.6 0.4 3.4 5.3 1.56
14 Players 29.3 72 82 .468 3.77 155 155 105 50 14 1349.0 1314 659 565 92 589 721 31 4 39 1.411 8.8 0.6 3.9 4.8 1.22
* - 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
Dick Rand 107 555 65 10 13 .984 5.79 4
Frank Mancuso 47 206 28 8 2 .967 4.98 3

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Fred Marolewski 122 1078 83 13 63 .989 9.52
Neal Hertweck 17 130 10 1 11 .993 8.24

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Howard Phillips 155 465 448 27 118 .971 5.89

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Eddie Phillips 81 80 177 30 23 .895 3.17
Vern Benson 35 22 59 5 7 .942 2.31
Vann Harrington 28 17 53 5 6 .933 2.50
Donald Spencer 19 22 45 3 3 .957 3.53

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Fred McAlister 63 116 198 10 46 .969 4.98
Donald Spencer 46 72 144 14 31 .939 4.70
Wally Lammers 39 66 100 12 13 .933 4.26

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Harry Elliott 103 196 17 6 1 .973 2.07
Larry Ciaffone 48 91 4 1 0 .990 1.98

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jay Van Noy 86 209 14 5 4 .978 2.59 Stats for 2 teams
Roy Broome 63 135 5 2 1 .986 2.22
Larry Miggins 38 88 1 2 0 .978 2.34
Eddie Phillips 22 60 2 1 1 .984 2.82
Vern Benson 18 45 4 2 2 .961 2.72
James Neufeldt 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Larry Ciaffone 92 142 8 5 1 .968 1.63
Grant Dunlap 21 26 3 0 0 1.000 1.38
Benjamin Downs 16 12 2 1 1 .933 0.88
Harry Elliott 11 14 2 0 0 1.000 1.45
Vann Harrington 11 8 1 0 1 1.000 0.82

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Atchley 44 2 31 1 1 .971 0.75 Stats for 2 teams
Bob Clear 40 5 15 1 0 .952 0.50
Fred Martin 36 10 21 2 1 .939 0.86 Stats for 2 teams
Floyd Wooldridge 34 13 34 5 4 .904 1.38
Al Papai 33 10 37 2 1 .959 1.42
Dick Bokelmann 30 2 18 0 0 1.000 0.67
Cloyd Boyer 28 5 4 1 0 .900 0.32
Jack Cardey 27 9 21 5 3 .857 1.11
Octavio Rubert 23 2 18 0 1 1.000 0.87
Al Gerheauser 21 1 6 0 1 1.000 0.33 Stats for 2 teams
Floyd Melliere 16 6 20 1 1 .963 1.63
Larry Jackson 11 1 5 2 1 .750 0.55
Mike Clark 10 2 5 2 0 .778 0.70
Fred Hahn 10 5 10 1 0 .938 1.50

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Jim Atchley 29 R R 6' 2.0" 170 Aug 8, 1923 Battle Creek, MI, US
Vern Benson 28 L R 5' 10.0" 160 Sep 19, 1924 Granite Quarry, NC, US
Gary Blaylock 21 R R 6' 0.0" 196 Oct 11, 1931 Clarkton, MO, US
Dick Bokelmann 26 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Oct 26, 1926 Arlington Heights, IL, US
Cloyd Boyer 25 R R 6' 1.0" 188 Sep 1, 1927 Alba, MO, US
Roy Broome 32 R R 5' 11.0" 160 Feb 17, 1921 Norwood, NC, US
Jack Cardey 31 R R 6' 0.0" 190 1922
Larry Ciaffone 28 R R 5' 9.0" 185 Aug 17, 1924 Brooklyn, NY, US
Mike Clark 31 R R 6' 4.0" 190 Feb 12, 1922 Camden, NJ, US
Bob Clear 25 R R 5' 9.0" 170 Dec 14, 1927 Denver, CO, US
Lou Dolci 23 R 6' 2.0" 175 Dec 29, 1929 Staten Island, NY, US
Benjamin Downs 23 L R 6' 2.0" 200 Aug 13, 1929 Highland Park, MI, US
Grant Dunlap 29 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Dec 20, 1923 Stockton, CA, US
Harry Elliott 29 R R 5' 9.0" 175 Dec 30, 1923 San Francisco, CA, US
Al Gerheauser 36 L L 6' 3.0" 190 Jun 24, 1917 St. Louis, MO, US
Fred Hahn 24 R L 6' 3.0" 174 Feb 16, 1929 Nyack, NY, US
Vann Harrington 35 L 5' 8.0" 155 Nov 2, 1917 Thomasville, NC, US
Neal Hertweck 21 L L 6' 1.0" 175 Nov 22, 1931 St. Louis, MO, US
Larry Jackson 22 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Jun 2, 1931 Nampa, ID, US
Wally Lammers 26 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Oct 31, 1926 Buckley, IL, US
Jim Lewey 22 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Sep 7, 1930 Alamance County, NC, US
Frank Mancuso 35 R R 6' 0.0" 195 May 23, 1918 Houston, TX, US
Fred Marolewski 24 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Oct 6, 1928 Chicago, IL, US
Fred Martin 38 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Jun 27, 1915 Williams, OK, US
Fred McAlister 25 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 1, 1928 Lynchburg, VA, US
William McGhee 23 R 6' 0.0" 185 1930
Floyd Melliere 28 R R 6' 2.0" 190 1925
Jerry Mertz 26 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Apr 11, 1927 Youngwood, PA, US
Larry Miggins 27 R R 6' 4.0" 198 Aug 20, 1925 Bronx, NY, US
Kenneth Morgan 25 S 5' 9.0" 170 1928
Harold Neighbors 22 R 5' 9.0" 175 1931
James Neufeldt 26 R 6' 0.0" 160 1927
Al Papai 36 R R 6' 3.0" 185 May 7, 1917 Divernon, IL, US
Eddie Phillips 22 S R 6' 1.0" 180 Jul 8, 1930 St. Louis, MO, US
Howard Phillips 23 L 5' 11.0" 162 Jan 7, 1930
Dick Rand 22 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Mar 7, 1931 South Gate, CA, US
Pete Riggan 28 L R 6' 0.0" 196 1925
Octavio Rubert 28 R R 6' 0.0" 160 Apr 9, 1925 Sancti Spiritus, Sancti Spiritus, CU
Donald Spencer 25 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Sep 9, 1927 Pittsburgh, PA, US
Leverette Spencer 23 R R 5' 10.0" 210 Feb 5, 1930 Rocky Hill, CT, US
Dick Umberger 26 L L 6' 5.0" 200 1927
Jay Van Noy 24 L R 6' 1.0" 200 Nov 4, 1928 Garland, UT, US
Floyd Wooldridge 24 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Aug 25, 1928 Jerico Springs, MO, US

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