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1953 Indianapolis Indians

1953 > Class AAA > 1953 American Association
Overall: 82-72
Scored 703 runs, Allowed 668 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 81-73

Affiliation: Cleveland Indians-AL
Manager: Birdie Tebbetts
Represented: Indianapolis, IN
Ballpark: Owen J. Bush Stadium (Indianapolis, IN)
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 Bill Abernathie 24 33 43 35 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 6 17 .057 .195 .057 .252 2 0 0 2
2 Dick Aylward 28 72 224 200 14 41 2 0 1 10 2 18 22 .205 .274 .230 .504 46 7 1 5
3 Jack Baumer 24 105 357 312 42 77 23 2 7 38 6 39 74 .247 .338 .401 .739 125 3 4 2
4 Ed Blake 27 31 90 79 10 14 3 0 0 2 0 8 12 .177 .253 .215 .468 17 3 0 3
5 Joe Caffie* 22 49 193 173 19 40 9 2 4 13 2 14 27 .231 .304 .376 .679 65 2 4 2
6 Norm Camp 25 15 17 15 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .200 .294 .200 .494 3 0 0 0
7 Bob Chakales 25 13 28 26 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 3 .154 .214 .192 .407 5 0 0 0
8 Bud Daley* 20 12 16 14 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 .143 .143 .286 .429 4 0 0 2
9 Sam Dente 31 124 530 480 49 130 12 5 1 33 0 37 25 .271 .327 .323 .650 155 10 3 10
10 Tom Ferrick 38 23 9 8 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .125 .125 .250 .375 2 0 0 1
11 Hank Foiles 24 57 149 136 8 30 5 1 0 9 1 10 31 .221 .274 .272 .546 37 6 0 3
12 Gary Gearhart 29 78 190 164 21 45 9 0 5 21 2 22 35 .274 .374 .421 .794 69 2 4 0
13 Doug Hansen 24 38 103 91 15 18 3 3 0 7 6 10 19 .198 .291 .297 .588 27 0 2 0
14 Sam Jones 27 31 66 60 1 9 0 0 0 3 0 4 16 .150 .203 .150 .353 9 2 0 2
15 Howie Judson 27 10 12 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125 .300 .125 .425 1 0 1 2
16 Dick Kinaman 27 39 136 119 10 25 4 0 3 15 2 9 15 .210 .282 .319 .602 38 6 3 5
17 Jim Lemon 25 93 312 266 37 58 13 2 12 40 2 42 66 .218 .331 .417 .748 111 6 3 1
18 Michael Lutz 25 15 55 50 6 6 2 1 1 3 0 5 9 .120 .200 .260 .460 13 0 0 0
19 Joe Macko 25 153 606 543 64 127 22 2 20 74 10 46 113 .234 .302 .392 .694 213 8 7 10
20 Harry Malmberg 27 131 550 477 55 121 13 4 0 23 7 59 32 .254 .341 .298 .638 142 11 4 10
21 Joe Montalvo 27 18 58 48 9 17 6 0 3 13 1 7 5 .354 .466 .667 1.132 32 2 3 0
22 Ray Narleski 24 33 27 23 0 2 1 0 0 4 0 2 9 .087 .160 .130 .290 3 0 0 2
23 Milt Nielsen* 28 71 150 122 22 37 5 1 2 20 3 25 13 .303 .430 .410 .839 50 2 2 1
24 Dave Pope* 32 154 681 600 101 172 33 14 24 88 3 73 87 .287 .369 .508 .877 305 7 5 3
25 Wally Post 23 133 560 509 99 147 24 11 33 120 5 48 80 .289 .354 .574 .927 292 14 3 0
26 Rudy Regalado 23 36 146 126 21 41 9 0 4 20 3 11 7 .325 .388 .492 .881 62 5 2 7
27 Howard Rodemoyer 23 10 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
28 Al Smith 25 86 362 313 72 104 20 7 18 75 9 46 41 .332 .423 .613 1.036 192 2 3 0
29 Dick Tomanek* 22 34 71 66 6 12 1 0 0 6 1 3 17 .182 .217 .197 .414 13 1 0 2
30 Bill Upton 24 37 29 25 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 9 .160 .250 .280 .530 7 0 0 1
31 Ted Wilks 37 14 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0
32 George Zuverink 28 34 62 53 8 9 0 0 0 7 1 5 14 .170 .241 .170 .411 9 0 0 4
32 Players 26.5 155 5878 5177 703 1301 222 57 138 643 67 564 842 .251 .331 .396 .728 2051 99 57 80
* - 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 Bill Abernathie 24 4 9 .308 4.26 33 15 5 0 133.0 149 75 63 12 45 51 1 0 6 1.459 10.1 0.8 3.0 3.5 1.13
2 Ed Blake 27 14 7 .667 3.76 29 29 14 2 208.0 242 101 87 12 37 66 4 1 4 1.341 10.5 0.5 1.6 2.9 1.78
3 Norm Camp 25 2 3 .400 5.06 15 4 1 0 48.0 46 31 27 3 24 26 0 0 1 1.458 8.6 0.6 4.5 4.9 1.08
4 Bob Chakales 25 4 2 .667 3.91 11 10 2 1 69.0 70 40 30 7 32 31 2 0 4 1.478 9.1 0.9 4.2 4.0 0.97
5 Bud Daley* 20 2 4 .333 3.72 12 6 0 0 46.0 47 22 19 2 23 21 1 0 0 1.522 9.2 0.4 4.5 4.1 0.91
6 Tom Ferrick 38 1 1 .500 23
7 Sam Jones 27 10 12 .455 3.32 31 27 10 3 187.0 160 86 69 19 115 118 11 1 8 1.471 7.7 0.9 5.5 5.7 1.03
8 Howie Judson 27 1 4 .200 10
9 Ray Narleski 24 6 8 .429 4.36 33 10 3 1 97.0 95 52 47 5 38 71 3 0 4 1.371 8.8 0.5 3.5 6.6 1.87
10 Howard Rodemoyer 23 0 0 10
11 Dick Tomanek* 22 13 8 .619 3.11 28 23 10 3 165.0 127 79 57 11 98 158 8 0 7 1.364 6.9 0.6 5.3 8.6 1.61
12 Bill Upton 24 10 6 .625 3.23 36 2 1 0 92.0 86 39 33 13 32 42 3 0 0 1.283 8.4 1.3 3.1 4.1 1.31
13 Ted Wilks 37 2 0 1.000 1.64 14 22.0 19 4 4 7 14 1.182 7.8 2.9 5.7 2.00
14 George Zuverink 28 13 8 .619 3.59 33 22 6 0 168.0 181 73 67 13 44 72 3 0 3 1.339 9.7 0.7 2.4 3.9 1.64
14 Players 26.1 82 72 .532 155 155 668
* - 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 Aylward 72 348 41 5 4 .987 5.40 1
Hank Foiles 55 218 21 6 3 .976 4.35 3
Dick Kinaman 38 171 18 3 1 .984 4.97 3
Joe Montalvo 16 67 11 1 0 .987 4.88 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joe Macko 151 1283 87 20 117 .986 9.07

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Harry Malmberg 100 195 269 8 58 .983 4.64
Jack Baumer 56 115 147 8 29 .970 4.68
Doug Hansen 25 60 59 7 17 .944 4.76

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Al Smith 86 95 164 16 15 .942 3.01
Jack Baumer 35 26 71 6 6 .942 2.77
Rudy Regalado 33 40 64 10 12 .912 3.15

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Sam Dente 121 212 358 16 70 .973 4.71
Harry Malmberg 37 63 97 8 20 .952 4.32

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dave Pope 152 320 8 6 2 .982 2.16
Wally Post 132 340 17 12 3 .967 2.70
Jim Lemon 79 142 2 6 1 .960 1.82
Joe Caffie 46 64 2 1 1 .985 1.43
Gary Gearhart 38 59 4 1 1 .984 1.66
Milt Nielsen 30 42 0 0 0 1.000 1.40
Michael Lutz 13 27 1 1 0 .966 2.15

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Upton 36 8 22 0 2 1.000 0.83
Bill Abernathie 33 9 17 1 1 .963 0.79
Ray Narleski 33 4 10 0 1 1.000 0.42
George Zuverink 33 8 23 1 2 .969 0.94
Sam Jones 31 8 37 2 3 .957 1.45
Ed Blake 29 14 40 2 5 .964 1.86
Dick Tomanek 28 2 16 1 2 .947 0.64
Tom Ferrick 23 3 6 0 0 1.000 0.39
Norm Camp 15 3 13 2 1 .889 1.07
Ted Wilks 14 0 4 0 0 1.000 0.29
Bud Daley 12 5 7 3 2 .800 1.00
Bob Chakales 11 3 12 0 0 1.000 1.36
Howie Judson 10 4 7 0 0 1.000 1.10
Howard Rodemoyer 10 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.60

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Bill Abernathie 24 R R 5' 10.0" 190 Jan 30, 1929 Torrance, CA, US
Herb Adams 25 L L 5' 9.0" 160 Apr 14, 1928 Hollywood, CA, US
Dick Aylward 28 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Jun 4, 1925 Baltimore, MD, US
James Barnhardt 25 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Sep 17, 1927 Easton, PA, US
Jack Baumer 24 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Oct 24, 1928 Tulsa, OK, US
Ed Blake 27 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Dec 23, 1925 East St. Louis, IL, US
Joe Caffie 22 L R 5' 10.0" 180 Feb 14, 1931 Ramer, AL, US
Norm Camp 25 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Jun 19, 1928 West Salem, OH, US
Bob Chakales 25 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Aug 10, 1927 Asheville, NC, US
Bud Daley 20 L L 6' 1.0" 185 Oct 7, 1932 Orange, CA, US
Sam Dente 31 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Apr 26, 1922 Harrison, NJ, US
Nino Escalera 23 L L 5' 10.0" 165 Dec 1, 1929 Santurce, PR
Tom Ferrick 38 R R 6' 2.0" 220 Jan 6, 1915 New York, NY, US
Hank Foiles 24 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Jun 10, 1929 Richmond, VA, US
Gary Gearhart 29 R L 5' 11.0" 180 Aug 10, 1923 New Lebanon, OH, US
Doug Hansen 24 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Dec 16, 1928 Los Angeles, CA, US
Sam Jones 27 R R 6' 4.0" 192 Dec 14, 1925 Stewartsville, OH, US
Howie Judson 27 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Feb 16, 1926 Hebron, IL, US
Dick Kinaman 27 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Nov 10, 1925 Los Angeles, CA, US
Jim Lemon 25 R R 6' 4.0" 200 Mar 23, 1928 Covington, VA, US
Michael Lutz 25 R R 6' 1.0" 208 Aug 29, 1927
Joe Macko 25 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Feb 19, 1928 Port Clinton, OH, US
Harry Malmberg 27 R R 6' 1.0" 170 Jul 31, 1925 Fairfield, AL, US
Joe Montalvo 27 R 6' 4.0" 225 Jun 6, 1926 New York, NY, US
Ray Narleski 24 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Nov 25, 1928 Camden, NJ, US
Milt Nielsen 28 L L 5' 11.0" 190 Feb 8, 1925 Tyler, MN, US
Dave Pope 32 L R 5' 10.0" 170 Jun 17, 1921 Talladega, AL, US
Wally Post 23 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Jul 9, 1929 St. Wendelin, OH, US
Robert Radley 22 L 6' 0.0" 170 1931
Rudy Regalado 23 R R 6' 1.0" 185 May 21, 1930 Los Angeles, CA, US
Howard Rodemoyer 23 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Jan 22, 1930 Fredonia, PA, US
Al Smith 25 R R 6' 0.0" 189 Feb 7, 1928 Kirkwood, MO, US
Jim Tolleson 23 R 6' 0.0" 180 1930
Dick Tomanek 22 L L 6' 1.0" 175 Jan 6, 1931 Avon Lake, OH, US
Bill Upton 24 R R 6' 0.0" 167 Jun 18, 1929 Esther, MO, US
Ted Wilks 37 R R 5' 9.0" 178 Nov 13, 1915 Fulton, NY, US
George Zuverink 28 R R 6' 4.0" 195 Aug 20, 1924 Holland, MI, US

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