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1953 Ventura Oilers

1953 > Class C > 1953 California League
Overall: 52-88
Scored 636 runs, Allowed 910 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 48-92

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Dario Lodigiani
Represented: Ventura, CA
Ballpark: Babe Ruth Field (Ventura, CA)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952

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 Dick Adams 33 72 279 70 12 4 4 .251 .366 102
2 Elmer Ammons 19 13 41 9 1 0 0 .220 .244 10 Stats for 2 teams
3 Augie Amorena* 21 69 275 83 12 4 2 .302 .396 109
4 Jim Collins# 22 41 73 18 4 1 0 .247 .329 24
5 Donald Domenichelli 18 128 490 112 13 1 0 .229 .259 127
6 Chuck Donley 19 47 66 9 0 0 0 .136 .136 9
7 Shelly Edwards? -- 21 76 18 1 2 1 .237 .342 26
8 Stanley Fabiano 21 74 259 63 5 3 3 .243 .320 83
9 Bill Gelsinger 21 75 292 66 7 0 0 .226 .250 73 Stats for 2 teams
10 Billy Girdley* 19 17 56 9 1 0 0 .161 .179 10
11 Harry Higgins 19 18 16 1 0 0 0 .063 .063 1
12 Dario Lodigiani 37 53 164 48 8 3 0 .293 .378 62
13 Dave Melton 24 51 200 62 8 3 2 .310 .410 82
14 Donald Mirandette 24 51 168 41 4 1 1 .244 .298 50 Stats for 2 teams
15 Michael Moore* 18 27 88 17 4 1 0 .193 .261 23
16 Al Neufeld 23 59 188 36 11 1 0 .191 .261 49
17 Pete Nitrini 22 48 172 43 6 1 5 .250 .384 66
18 John Noce 21 39 110 25 2 0 1 .227 .273 30
19 Frank Nubin 29 99 346 98 17 2 10 .283 .431 149 Stats for 2 teams
20 Jose Perez 27 116 440 164 26 8 2 .373 .482 212
21 Robert Perry 25 17 44 5 0 1 0 .114 .159 7
22 Tony Ponce# 31 64 114 37 10 1 0 .325 .430 49
23 Robert Poole 22 19 66 14 0 1 0 .212 .242 16
24 Stan Stewart 20 88 314 69 4 1 2 .220 .258 81
25 George Surprenant 25 47 86 17 1 0 0 .198 .209 18 Stats for 2 teams
26 Jack Taylor? 21 16 46 19 3 1 0 .413 .522 24
27 John Thomas 22 31 92 15 3 0 2 .163 .261 24
28 Ramon Vargas 38 21 83 13 2 0 0 .157 .181 15
29 Ken Wright 21 50 122 28 4 0 1 .230 .287 35
29 Players 24.0 140 5392 4693 636 1192 165 40 33 557 85 606 630 .254 .339 .327 .667 1536 93
* - 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 Collins* 22 9 15 .375 4.88 38 27 199.0 211 138 108 13 98 1.553 9.5 0.6 4.4
2 Chuck Donley 19 5 11 .313 5.55 46 15 181.2 218 130 112 16 78 1.629 10.8 0.8 3.9
3 Harry Higgins 19 0 2 .000 6.46 17 3 47.1 61 43 34 6 21 1.732 11.6 1.1 4.0
4 Tony Ponce 31 15 20 .429 4.42 42 32 279.0 320 186 137 17 70 1.398 10.3 0.5 2.3
5 George Surprenant 25 9 19 .321 4.93 44 24 230.0 262 178 126 27 152 1.800 10.3 1.1 5.9 Stats for 2 teams
6 Ken Wright 21 14 14 .500 4.65 36 30 238.0 245 154 123 12 143 1.630 9.3 0.5 5.4
6 Players 23.6 52 88 .371 140 140 910
* - 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 Neufeld 57 283 38 17 .950 5.63
John Noce 34 197 13 11 .950 6.18
John Thomas 26 155 22 3 .983 6.81
Robert Poole 18 114 16 4 .970 7.22

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Augie Amorena 69 542 31 13 .978 8.30
Robert Perry 17 122 7 2 .985 7.59

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Donald Domenichelli 102 271 249 22 .959 5.10
Donald Mirandette 39 116 79 14 .933 5.00 Stats for 2 teams

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dario Lodigiani 48 47 89 9 .938 2.83
Dave Melton 31 30 58 7 .926 2.84

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Stan Stewart 88 138 248 40 .906 4.39
Pete Nitrini 37 69 113 10 .948 4.92

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Frank Nubin 92 216 10 11 .954 2.46 Stats for 2 teams
Stanley Fabiano 69 150 10 16 .909 2.32
Jose Perez 62 122 9 4 .970 2.11
Dick Adams 60 92 3 4 .960 1.58
Bill Gelsinger 52 125 6 5 .963 2.52 Stats for 2 teams
Michael Moore 27 43 3 4 .920 1.70
Ramon Vargas 21 39 5 9 .830 2.10
Shelly Edwards 19 19 5 3 .889 1.26
Billy Girdley 17 34 2 2 .947 2.12

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Chuck Donley 46 0.00
George Surprenant 44 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Tony Ponce 42 0.00
Jim Collins 38 0.00
Ken Wright 36 0.00
Harry Higgins 17 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Dick Adams 33 R L 6' 0.0" 185 Apr 8, 1920 Tuolumne, CA, US
Elmer Ammons 19 R R 5' 10.0" 160 Feb 10, 1934 Los Angeles, CA, US
Augie Amorena 21 L L 5' 11.0" 175 Oct 1, 1931 Sacramento, CA, US
Samuel Ball 24 L 5' 11.0" 145 1929
Allan Cameron -- Unknown
Harlan Cohen 18 R R 5' 7.0" 148 Nov 6, 1934 Chicago, IL, US
Jim Collins 22 S L 6' 0.0" 160 Sep 15, 1930 Santa Rosa, CA, US
Homer Coreris -- Unknown
Jack Coyle 21 L L 5' 11.0" 175 Dec 29, 1931 Hamilton, OH, US
Donald Domenichelli 18 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Mar 2, 1935 San Francisco, CA, US
Chuck Donley 19 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Apr 10, 1934 San Francisco, CA, US
Shelly Edwards -- Unknown
Stanley Fabiano 21 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Feb 10, 1932 San Jose, CA, US
Fred Garner 23 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Aug 29, 1929 Tulsa, OK, US
Bill Gelsinger 21 R R 5' 11.0" 165 May 10, 1932 Glendale, CA, US
Lawrence Ghio 23 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Aug 24, 1929 San Pedro, CA, US
Billy Girdley 19 L L 5' 10.0" 162 Jan 24, 1934 Osceola, AR, US
Harry Higgins 19 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Apr 28, 1934 Terre Haute, IN, US
Don King 19 R L 6' 6.0" 235 Mar 23, 1934 Elkins, AR, US
Dario Lodigiani 37 R R 5' 8.0" 150 Jun 6, 1916 San Francisco, CA, US
Ubaldo Lopez 18 R R 5' 6.0" 145 Aug 14, 1934 La Jara, CO, US
Dave Melton 24 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Oct 3, 1928 Pampa, TX, US
Alberto Mendoza 18 L L 6' 0.0" 150 Oct 25, 1934 Santa Paula, CA, US
Donald Mirandette 24 R R 5' 10.0" 155 Sep 18, 1928 San Francisco, CA, US
Michael Moore 18 L L 5' 9.0" 155 Sep 18, 1934 West Palm Beach, CA, US
Al Neufeld 23 R R 6' 0.0" 185 May 13, 1930 Scotia, CA, US
Pete Nitrini 22 R R 5' 11.0" 181 Jan 25, 1931 Los Angeles, CA, US
John Noce 21 R 6' 0.0" 175 Mar 3, 1932
Frank Nubin 29 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Apr 4, 1924 Los Angeles, CA, US
Ronald Odekirk -- Unknown
Jose Perez 27 R R 5' 11.0" 180 May 20, 1926 Long Beach, CA, US
Robert Perry 25 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Jul 5, 1927 MA, US
Tony Ponce 31 S R 6' 1.0" 205 Aug 12, 1921 Rivera, CA, US
Robert Poole 22 R 6' 0.0" 183 1931
Terry Porter 20 L L 5' 11.0" 179 Sep 3, 1932 San Pedro, CA, US
Robert Sangster -- Unknown
Stan Stewart 20 R R 6' 0.0" 162 Nov 28, 1932 Los Angeles, CA, US
George Surprenant 25 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Aug 19, 1927 Oakland, CA, US
Jack Taylor 21 May 23, 1932
John Thomas 22 R 6' 3.0" 225 1931
Mark Torres 26 R R 5' 8.0" 185 Sep 16, 1926 MX
Rafael Valdez 19 R R 5' 5.0" 160 Oct 24, 1933 Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, MX
Ramon Vargas 38 R 5' 5.0" 170 1915
Ken Wright 21 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Jan 9, 1932 Sunnyside, WA, US

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