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1953 Cleveland Indians

1953 > Class Major League > 1953 American League
Overall: 92-62
Scored 770 runs, Allowed 627 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 91-63

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Al Lopez
Represented: Cleveland, OH
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952 / 1954

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk 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 Bobby Avila 29 141 633 559 85 160 22 3 8 55 10 8 58 27 .286 .355 .379 .735 212 18 2 14
2 Dick Aylward 28 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
3 Bob Chakales 25 7 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .286 .571 2 0 0 0
4 Larry Doby* 29 149 617 513 92 135 18 5 29 102 3 2 96 121 .263 .385 .487 .873 250 7 6 2
5 Luke Easter* 37 68 230 211 26 64 9 0 7 31 0 2 15 35 .303 .361 .445 .806 94 13 4 0
6 Bob Feller 34 25 70 56 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 23 .107 .194 .125 .319 7 0 0 8
7 Hank Foiles 24 7 8 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 0 0 0
8 Mike Garcia 29 38 105 96 8 24 5 0 0 5 0 0 3 15 .250 .273 .302 .575 29 2 0 6
9 Bill Glynn* 27 147 474 411 60 100 14 2 3 30 1 3 44 65 .243 .324 .309 .633 127 5 5 14
10 Jim Hegan 32 112 329 299 37 65 10 1 9 37 1 2 25 41 .217 .280 .348 .628 104 8 1 4
11 Bob Hooper 31 43 13 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .083 .154 .083 .237 1 0 0 0
12 Dave Hoskins* 27 38 63 58 10 15 2 0 1 9 0 0 3 11 .259 .306 .345 .651 20 1 1 1
13 Bob Kennedy 32 100 181 161 22 38 5 0 3 22 0 2 19 11 .236 .320 .323 .643 52 7 1 0
14 Bob Lemon* 32 51 125 112 12 26 9 1 2 17 2 0 7 20 .232 .277 .384 .661 43 1 0 6
15 Jim Lemon 25 16 49 46 5 8 1 0 1 5 0 0 3 15 .174 .224 .261 .485 12 0 0 0
16 Hank Majeski 36 50 55 50 6 15 1 0 2 12 0 0 3 8 .300 .352 .440 .792 22 1 1 1
17 Barney McCosky* 36 22 22 21 3 4 3 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 .190 .227 .333 .561 7 0 0 0
18 Dale Mitchell* 31 134 542 500 76 150 26 4 13 60 3 1 42 20 .300 .354 .446 .800 223 11 0 0
19 Al Rosen 29 155 688 599 115 201 27 5 43 145 8 7 85 48 .336 .422 .613 1.034 367 19 4 0
20 Harry Simpson* 27 82 264 242 25 55 3 1 7 22 0 0 18 27 .227 .284 .335 .618 81 6 1 3
21 Al Smith 25 47 173 150 28 36 9 0 3 14 2 0 20 25 .240 .341 .360 .701 54 0 3 0
22 George Strickland 27 123 482 419 43 119 17 4 5 47 0 0 51 52 .284 .362 .379 .741 159 4 0 12
23 Joe Tipton 31 47 131 109 17 25 2 0 6 13 0 0 19 13 .229 .359 .413 .772 45 7 3 0
24 Dick Tomanek* 22 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
25 Wally Westlake 32 82 259 218 42 72 7 1 9 46 2 0 35 29 .330 .427 .495 .923 108 6 2 4
26 Early Wynn# 33 37 104 91 11 25 2 0 3 10 0 0 7 17 .275 .327 .396 .722 36 0 0 6
26 Players 29.7 155 6019 5285 770 1426 201 29 160 729 33 29 609 683 .270 .349 .410 .759 2165 125 35 90
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 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 Lou Brissie* 29 0 0 7.62 16 0 7 0 0 2 13.0 21 11 11 2 13 5 0 0 0 69 2.615 14.5 1.4 9.0 3.5 0.38
2 Bob Chakales 25 0 2 .000 2.67 7 3 2 1 0 0 27.0 28 13 8 2 10 6 1 0 2 116 1.407 9.3 0.7 3.3 2.0 0.60
3 Bob Feller 34 10 7 .588 3.59 25 25 0 10 1 0 175.2 163 78 70 16 60 60 3 1 1 721 1.269 8.4 0.8 3.1 3.1 1.00
4 Mike Garcia 29 18 9 .667 3.25 38 35 3 21 3 0 271.2 260 106 98 18 81 134 3 0 3 1133 1.255 8.6 0.6 2.7 4.4 1.65
5 Bob Hooper 31 5 4 .556 4.02 43 0 26 0 0 7 69.1 50 37 31 4 38 16 2 0 2 288 1.269 6.5 0.5 4.9 2.1 0.42
6 Dave Hoskins 27 9 3 .750 3.99 26 7 9 3 0 1 112.2 102 57 50 9 38 55 4 1 0 467 1.243 8.1 0.7 3.0 4.4 1.45
7 Bob Lemon 32 21 15 .583 3.36 41 36 4 23 5 1 286.2 283 119 107 16 110 98 11 0 9 1216 1.371 8.9 0.5 3.5 3.1 0.89
8 Dick Tomanek* 22 1 0 1.000 2.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 6 3 2 1 6 6 1 0 0 41 1.333 6.0 1.0 6.0 6.0 1.00
9 Ted Wilks 37 0 0 7.36 4 0 2 0 0 0 3.2 5 4 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 21 2.182 12.3 0.0 7.4 4.9 0.67
10 Early Wynn 33 17 12 .586 3.93 36 34 2 16 1 0 251.2 234 121 110 19 107 138 4 0 5 1077 1.355 8.4 0.7 3.8 4.9 1.29
10 Players 31.0 92 62 .597 3.64 155 155 74 81 11 15 1373.0 1311 627 556 92 519 586 35 2 24 5807 1.333 8.6 0.6 3.4 3.8 1.13

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Jim Hegan 106 399 42 11 3 .976 4.16 5 25 21 46%
Joe Tipton 46 114 18 0 1 1.000 2.87 3 8 7 47%
Hank Foiles 7 10 4 1 1 .933 2.00 3 0 3 100%
Dick Aylward 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 0 0 0

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Glynn 135 1036 81 8 133 .993 8.27
Luke Easter 56 442 30 9 54 .981 8.43
Jim Lemon 2 6 0 2 0 .750 3.00
Harry Simpson 2 12 0 0 1 1.000 6.00
Al Rosen 1 4 0 0 1 1.000 4.00
George Strickland 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bobby Avila 140 346 445 11 114 .986 5.65
Hank Majeski 10 8 8 0 2 1.000 1.60

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Al Rosen 154 174 338 19 38 .964 3.32
Hank Majeski 7 1 3 0 0 1.000 0.57
Al Smith 2 0 0 0 0 0.00

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George Strickland 122 238 400 17 103 .974 5.23
Al Rosen 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

LF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dale Mitchell 125 0.00
Bob Kennedy 42 0.00
Wally Westlake 38 0.00
Jim Lemon 11 0.00
Al Smith 4 0.00
Bill Glynn 1 0.00
Hank Majeski 1 0.00
Harry Simpson 1 0.00

CF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Larry Doby 146 0.00
Wally Westlake 12 0.00
Harry Simpson 7 0.00
Bob Kennedy 2 0.00

RF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Harry Simpson 62 0.00
Bob Kennedy 52 0.00
Wally Westlake 36 0.00
Al Smith 35 0.00
Bill Glynn 1 0.00

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Larry Doby 146 354 10 6 3 .984 2.49
Dale Mitchell 125 224 2 7 1 .970 1.81
Bob Kennedy 89 91 2 0 0 1.000 1.04
Wally Westlake 72 128 3 5 2 .963 1.82
Harry Simpson 69 118 4 4 0 .968 1.77
Al Smith 39 67 2 6 0 .920 1.77
Jim Lemon 11 20 1 2 0 .913 1.91
Bill Glynn 2 6 0 0 0 1.000 3.00
Hank Majeski 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Hooper 43 3 16 0 2 1.000 0.44
Bob Lemon 41 31 74 3 15 .972 2.56
Mike Garcia 38 14 39 0 4 1.000 1.39
Early Wynn 36 11 36 0 2 1.000 1.31
Dave Hoskins 26 7 18 0 1 1.000 0.96
Bob Feller 25 10 31 0 5 1.000 1.64
Lou Brissie 16 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.13
Bob Chakales 7 2 5 1 1 .875 1.00
Ted Wilks 4 0 0 0 0 0.00
Dick Tomanek 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Al Aber 25 L L 6' 2.0" 195 Jul 31, 1927 Cleveland, OH, US 1953-04-18 1953-05-30
Bobby Avila 29 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Apr 2, 1924 Veracruz, Veracruz, MX 1953-04-14 1953-09-25
Dick Aylward 28 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Jun 4, 1925 Baltimore, MD, US 1953-05-01 1953-05-20
Ray Boone 29 R R 6' 0.0" 172 Jul 27, 1923 San Diego, CA, US 1953-04-14 1953-06-13
Lou Brissie 29 L L 6' 4.0" 210 Jun 5, 1924 Anderson, SC, US 1953-04-17 1953-09-01
Bob Chakales 25 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Aug 10, 1927 Asheville, NC, US 1953-05-01 1953-07-10
Larry Doby 29 L R 6' 1.0" 180 Dec 13, 1923 Camden, SC, US 1953-04-14 1953-09-27
Luke Easter 37 L R 6' 4.0" 240 Aug 4, 1915 Jonestown, MS, US 1953-04-14 1953-09-27
Bob Feller 34 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Nov 3, 1918 Van Meter, IA, US 1953-04-17 1953-09-27
Hank Foiles 24 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Jun 10, 1929 Richmond, VA, US 1953-05-24 1953-06-14
Owen Friend 26 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Mar 21, 1927 Granite City, IL, US 1953-06-18 1953-09-27
Mike Garcia 29 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Nov 17, 1923 San Gabriel, CA, US 1953-04-16 1953-09-20
Joe Ginsberg 26 L R 5' 11.0" 180 Oct 11, 1926 New York, NY, US 1953-06-16 1953-09-27
Bill Glynn 27 L L 6' 0.0" 190 Jul 30, 1925 Sussex, NJ, US 1953-04-14 1953-09-27
Steve Gromek 33 S R 6' 2.0" 180 Jan 15, 1920 Hamtramck, MI, US 1953-05-12 1953-06-11
Jim Hegan 32 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Aug 3, 1920 Lynn, MA, US 1953-04-14 1953-09-23
Bob Hooper 31 R R 5' 11.0" 195 May 30, 1922 Leamington, ON, CA 1953-04-16 1953-09-20
Dave Hoskins 27 L R 6' 1.0" 180 Aug 3, 1925 Greenwood, MS, US 1953-04-18 1953-09-26
Art Houtteman 25 R R 6' 2.0" 188 Aug 7, 1927 Detroit, MI, US 1953-06-17 1953-09-27
Bob Kennedy 32 R R 6' 2.0" 193 Aug 18, 1920 Chicago, IL, US 1953-04-17 1953-09-27
Bob Lemon 32 L R 6' 0.0" 180 Sep 22, 1920 San Bernardino, CA, US 1953-04-14 1953-09-23
Jim Lemon 25 R R 6' 4.0" 200 Mar 23, 1928 Covington, VA, US 1953-04-26 1953-05-30
Hank Majeski 36 R R 5' 9.0" 174 Dec 13, 1916 Staten Island, NY, US 1953-04-28 1953-09-27
Barney McCosky 36 L R 6' 1.0" 184 Apr 11, 1917 Coal Run, PA, US 1953-04-18 1953-07-08
Dale Mitchell 31 L L 6' 1.0" 195 Aug 23, 1921 Colony, OK, US 1953-04-14 1953-09-23
Al Rosen 29 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Feb 29, 1924 Spartanburg, SC, US 1953-04-14 1953-09-27
Harry Simpson 27 L R 6' 1.0" 180 Dec 3, 1925 Atlanta, GA, US 1953-04-14 1953-09-27
Al Smith 25 R R 6' 0.0" 189 Feb 7, 1928 Kirkwood, MO, US 1953-07-10 1953-09-27
George Strickland 27 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Jan 10, 1926 New Orleans, LA, US 1953-05-08 1953-09-23
Joe Tipton 31 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Feb 18, 1922 McCaysville, GA, US 1953-04-24 1953-09-26
Dick Tomanek 22 L L 6' 1.0" 175 Jan 6, 1931 Avon Lake, OH, US 1953-09-25 1953-09-25
Dick Weik 25 R R 6' 3.0" 184 Nov 17, 1927 Waterloo, IA, US 1953-05-08 1953-05-08
Wally Westlake 32 R R 6' 0.0" 186 Nov 8, 1920 Gridley, CA, US 1953-05-05 1953-09-25
Bill Wight 31 L L 6' 1.0" 180 Apr 12, 1922 Rio Vista, CA, US 1953-06-17 1953-09-14
Ted Wilks 37 R R 5' 9.0" 178 Nov 13, 1915 Fulton, NY, US 1953-04-16 1953-08-05
Early Wynn 33 S R 6' 0.0" 190 Jan 6, 1920 Hartford, AL, US 1953-04-18 1953-09-20

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