Mobile Site You Are Here > > > > 1953 Ventura Oilers

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
1Dick Adams3372279701244.251.366102
2Elmer Ammons1913419100.220.24410Stats for 2 teams
3Augie Amorena*2169275831242.302.396109
4Jim Collins#22417318410.247.32924
5Donald Domenichelli181284901121310.229.259127
6Chuck Donley1947669000.136.1369
7Shelly Edwards?--217618121.237.34226
8Stanley Fabiano217425963533.243.32083
9Bill Gelsinger217529266700.226.25073Stats for 2 teams
10Billy Girdley*1917569100.161.17910
11Harry Higgins1918161000.063.0631
12Dario Lodigiani375316448830.293.37862
13Dave Melton245120062832.310.41082
14Donald Mirandette245116841411.244.29850Stats for 2 teams
15Michael Moore*18278817410.193.26123
16Al Neufeld2359188361110.191.26149
17Pete Nitrini224817243615.250.38466
18John Noce213911025201.227.27330
19Frank Nubin29993469817210.283.431149Stats for 2 teams
20Jose Perez271164401642682.373.482212
21Robert Perry2617445010.114.1597
22Tony Ponce#3164114371010.325.43049
23Robert Poole22196614010.212.24216
24Stan Stewart208831469412.220.25881
25George Surprenant25478617100.198.20918Stats for 2 teams
26Jack Taylor?21164619310.413.52224
27John Thomas22319215302.163.26124
28Ramon Vargas38218313200.157.18115
29Ken Wright215012228401.230.28735
29 Players24.0140539246936361192165403355785606630.254.339.327.667153693
* - 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
1Jim Collins*22915.3754.883827199.021113810813981.5539.50.64.4
2Chuck Donley19511.3135.554615181.221813011216781.62910.80.83.9
3Harry Higgins1902.0006.4617347.16143346211.73211.61.14.0
4Tony Ponce311520.4294.424232279.032018613717701.39810.30.52.3
5George Surprenant25919.3214.934424230.0262178126271521.80010.31.15.9Stats for 2 teams
6Ken Wright211414.5004.653630238.0245154123121431.6309.30.55.4
6 Players23.65288.371140140910
* - 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


Al Neufeld572833817.9505.63
John Noce341971311.9506.18
John Thomas26155223.9836.81
Robert Poole18114164.9707.22


Augie Amorena695423113.9788.30
Robert Perry1712272.9857.59


Donald Domenichelli10227124922.9595.10
Donald Mirandette391167914.9335.00Stats for 2 teams


Dario Lodigiani4847899.9382.83
Dave Melton3130587.9262.84


Stan Stewart8813824840.9064.39
Pete Nitrini376911310.9484.92


Frank Nubin922161011.9542.46Stats for 2 teams
Stanley Fabiano691501016.9092.32
Jose Perez6212294.9702.11
Dick Adams609234.9601.58
Bill Gelsinger5212565.9632.52Stats for 2 teams
Michael Moore274334.9201.70
Ramon Vargas213959.8302.10
Shelly Edwards191953.8891.26
Billy Girdley173422.9472.12


Chuck Donley460.00
George Surprenant440.00Stats for 2 teams
Tony Ponce420.00
Jim Collins380.00
Ken Wright360.00
Harry Higgins170.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Dick Adams33RL6' 0.0"185Apr 8, 1920Tuolumne, CA, US
Elmer Ammons19RR5' 10.0"160Feb 10, 1934Los Angeles, CA, US
Augie Amorena21LL5' 11.0"175Oct 1, 1931Sacramento, CA, US
Samuel Ball24L5' 11.0"1451929
Allan Cameron--Unknown
Harlan Cohen18RR5' 7.0"148Nov 6, 1934Chicago, IL, US
Jim Collins22SL6' 0.0"160Sep 15, 1930Santa Rosa, CA, US
Homer Coreris--Unknown
Jack Coyle21LL5' 11.0"175Dec 29, 1931Hamilton, OH, US
Donald Domenichelli18RR5' 9.0"165Mar 2, 1935San Francisco, CA, US
Chuck Donley19RR6' 1.0"175Apr 10, 1934San Francisco, CA, US
Shelly Edwards--Unknown
Stanley Fabiano21RR5' 11.0"175Feb 10, 1932San Jose, CA, US
Fred Garner23RR6' 0.0"175Aug 29, 1929Tulsa, OK, US
Bill Gelsinger21RR5' 11.0"165May 10, 1932Glendale, CA, US
Lawrence Ghio23RR6' 2.0"180Aug 24, 1929San Pedro, CA, US
Billy Girdley19LL5' 10.0"162Jan 24, 1934Osceola, AR, US
Harry Higgins19RR6' 0.0"165Apr 28, 1934Terre Haute, IN, US
Don King19RL6' 6.0"235Mar 23, 1934Elkins, AR, US
Dario Lodigiani37RR5' 8.0"150Jun 6, 1916San Francisco, CA, US
Ubaldo Lopez18RR5' 6.0"145Aug 14, 1934La Jara, CO, US
Dave Melton24RR6' 0.0"185Oct 3, 1928Pampa, TX, US
Alberto Mendoza18LL6' 0.0"150Oct 25, 1934Santa Paula, CA, US
Donald Mirandette24RR5' 10.0"155Sep 18, 1928San Francisco, CA, US
Michael Moore18LL5' 9.0"155Sep 18, 1934West Palm Beach, CA, US
Al Neufeld23RR6' 0.0"185May 13, 1930Scotia, CA, US
Pete Nitrini22RR5' 11.0"181Jan 25, 1931Los Angeles, CA, US
John Noce21R6' 0.0"175Mar 3, 1932
Frank Nubin29RR5' 10.0"170Apr 4, 1924Los Angeles, CA, US
Ronald Odekirk--Unknown
Jose Perez27RR5' 11.0"180May 20, 1926Long Beach, CA, US
Robert Perry26RR6' 0.0"175Jul 5, 1926MA, US
Tony Ponce31SR6' 1.0"205Aug 12, 1921Rivera, CA, US
Robert Poole22R6' 0.0"1831931
Terry Porter20LL5' 11.0"179Sep 3, 1932San Pedro, CA, US
Robert Sangster--Unknown
Stan Stewart20RR6' 0.0"162Nov 28, 1932Los Angeles, CA, US
George Surprenant25RR6' 0.0"175Aug 19, 1927Oakland, CA, US
Jack Taylor21May 23, 1932
John Thomas22R6' 3.0"2251931
Mark Torres26RR5' 8.0"185Sep 16, 1926MX
Rafael Valdez19RR5' 5.0"160Oct 24, 1933Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, MX
Ramon Vargas38R5' 5.0"1701915
Ken Wright21RR5' 10.0"180Jan 9, 1932Sunnyside, WA, US

About the Minor League Data

Performance data on minor and international leagues is licensed from and provided by the SABR Minor Leagues Database, a community project sponsored by the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

The database is under active development. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources. To learn more about these limitations, or to find out how to contribute, click here.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by and