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1953 Nashville Volunteers

1953 > Class AA > 1953 Southern Association
Overall: 85-69
Scored 787 runs, Allowed 763 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 79-75

Affiliation: New York Giants-NL
Manager: Hugh Poland
Represented: Nashville, TN
Ballpark: Sulphur Dell (II) (Nashville , TN)
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 Dick Adair 25 36 29 25 0 9 0 0 0 2 0 1 13 .360 .385 .360 .745 9 0 3
2 Buster Boguskie* 29 97 365 322 50 98 13 0 3 27 0 33 20 .304 .380 .373 .752 120 6 4
3 Bob Boring 26 154 660 612 108 193 42 5 21 111 2 37 79 .315 .365 .503 .868 308 11 0
4 Jim Constable# 20 42 94 82 6 17 1 0 0 9 0 4 20 .207 .244 .220 .464 18 0 8
5 Alex Cosmidis 24 92 307 267 55 80 13 0 0 17 5 30 18 .300 .379 .348 .727 93 4 6
6 Norman Fox 25 12 13 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 .000 .100 .000 .100 0 0 3
7 Billy Gardner 25 153 630 591 88 182 42 5 10 71 8 26 63 .308 .345 .447 .791 264 7 6
8 Harvey Gentry* 27 150 665 555 109 163 30 5 15 73 4 103 96 .294 .407 .447 .854 248 3 4
9 John Golich 27 47 205 182 26 64 18 2 1 25 1 22 16 .352 .424 .489 .913 89 1 0
10 Gail Harris* 21 150 601 565 75 159 23 1 25 86 2 31 70 .281 .323 .458 .782 259 4 1
11 Jack Harshman* 25 86 184 149 27 47 11 0 12 40 0 33 26 .315 .446 .631 1.077 94 2 0
12 Tom Korczowski 25 18 69 62 8 11 2 0 0 10 2 7 11 .177 .261 .210 .471 13 0 0
13 Bob Lennon* 24 123 436 399 58 106 19 3 24 73 2 34 86 .266 .326 .509 .835 203 2 1
14 Dick Libby* 28 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
15 Ron Mahrt 23 21 18 15 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 .200 .294 .200 .494 3 0 1
16 Pete Mallory -- 33 47 44 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 15 .091 .111 .114 .225 5 0 2 Stats for 2 teams
17 Pete Modica 29 42 40 36 4 6 1 0 0 3 0 1 9 .167 .189 .194 .384 7 0 3
18 Rube Novotney 28 125 445 371 40 100 14 0 4 61 0 71 59 .270 .388 .340 .728 126 1 2
19 Bill Pavlick 25 83 250 213 27 61 6 2 2 20 2 36 36 .286 .390 .362 .751 77 0 1
20 Billy Poland 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
21 Robert Pottenger* 25 60 150 132 17 28 5 0 3 15 0 17 24 .212 .307 .318 .625 42 1 0
22 Jake Schmitt* 27 7 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .154 2
23 James Singleton 22 42 63 58 4 8 0 0 0 3 0 3 20 .138 .180 .138 .318 8 0 2
24 Bill Taylor* 23 107 452 406 75 142 21 2 22 93 1 42 39 .350 .416 .574 .990 233 4 0
25 Pat Tomkinson 26 4 13 2 0 0 0 .154 .154 2
26 John Walsh* 24 38 57 52 6 8 0 0 0 1 0 3 11 .154 .200 .154 .354 8 0 2
27 Tony Wesoloski 24 15 21 16 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 .250 .250 .313 .563 5 0 5
27 Players 25.0 154 5775 5183 787 1494 262 25 142 734 29 538 754 .288 .355 .431 .786 2232 54
* - 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 Dick Adair 25 5 8 .385 5.09 36 11 1 0 115.0 156 78 65 14 60 58 4 0 5 1.878 12.2 1.1 4.7 4.5 0.97
2 Jim Constable* 20 19 13 .594 3.64 41 31 12 2 230.0 241 114 93 14 89 183 6 1 4 1.435 9.4 0.5 3.5 7.2 2.06
3 Norman Fox 25 1 4 .200 8.75 11 36.0 40 24 35 35 21 2.083 10.0 8.8 5.2 0.60
4 Bob Giddings 26 0 0 4 5.0
5 Jack Harshman* 25 23 7 .767 3.27 40 34 17 2 259.0 262 119 94 15 90 139 2 0 4 1.359 9.1 0.5 3.1 4.8 1.54
6 Bob Lennon* 24 0 0 1 3.0
7 Dick Libby* 28 5 2 .714 3.74 9 8 3 1 65.0 60 31 27 8 23 21 0 0 0 1.277 8.3 1.1 3.2 2.9 0.91
8 Ron Mahrt 23 1 2 .333 6.43 19 2 0 0 49.0 55 38 35 1 40 14 1 0 4 1.939 10.1 0.2 7.3 2.6 0.35
9 Pete Mallory -- 7 5 .583 3.52 33 14 7 2 128.0 128 54 50 6 41 58 2 0 3 1.320 9.0 0.4 2.9 4.1 1.41 Stats for 2 teams
10 Pete Modica 29 9 5 .643 3.38 42 3 2 1 104.0 85 46 39 6 55 85 2 0 4 1.346 7.4 0.5 4.8 7.4 1.55
11 Jake Schmitt* 27 0 2 .000 6.23 7 26.0 37 18 18 18 19 2.115 12.8 6.2 6.6 1.06
12 James Singleton* 22 9 9 .500 4.64 42 20 5 0 165.0 196 103 85 10 77 67 6 0 4 1.655 10.7 0.5 4.2 3.7 0.87
13 John Walsh* 24 8 8 .500 5.28 34 21 6 1 150.0 196 107 88 14 70 67 2 0 3 1.773 11.8 0.8 4.2 4.0 0.96
14 Tony Wesoloski 24 4 6 .400 4.00 15 11 5 1 63.0 72 39 28 3 33 38 3 0 3 1.667 10.3 0.4 4.7 5.4 1.15
14 Players 24.0 85 69 .552 154 154 763
* - 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
Rube Novotney 124 624 44 8 8 .988 5.39 3
Robert Pottenger 52 175 14 3 4 .984 3.63 2

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gail Harris 150 1283 60 21 140 .985 8.95

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Buster Boguskie 81 184 228 12 59 .972 5.09
Alex Cosmidis 65 150 148 9 38 .971 4.58
Bob Boring 19 48 54 4 19 .962 5.37

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Boring 135 113 327 32 33 .932 3.26
Billy Gardner 19 14 36 2 7 .962 2.63

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Billy Gardner 135 241 408 40 .942 4.81
Harvey Gentry 135 241 408 40 86 .942 4.81
Tom Korczowski 18 35 57 8 15 .920 5.11

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Harvey Gentry 150 410 13 9 2 .979 2.82
Bob Lennon 117 167 21 6 4 .969 1.61
Bill Taylor 107 151 10 7 3 .958 1.50
Bill Pavlick 77 117 4 2 0 .984 1.57
John Golich 47 73 4 5 1 .939 1.64

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Pete Modica 42 6 21 1 1 .964 0.64
James Singleton 42 6 30 3 1 .923 0.86
Jim Constable 41 10 21 3 3 .912 0.76
Jack Harshman 40 13 30 0 2 1.000 1.08
Dick Adair 36 5 16 2 0 .913 0.58
John Walsh 34 8 22 1 5 .968 0.88
Pete Mallory 33 7 13 1 0 .952 0.61 Stats for 2 teams
Ron Mahrt 19 3 10 0 1 1.000 0.68
Tony Wesoloski 15 1 9 2 1 .833 0.67
Norman Fox 11 2 16 3 2 .857 1.64
Dick Libby 9 0.00
Jake Schmitt 7 0.00
Bob Giddings 4 0.00
Bob Lennon 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Dick Adair 25 R R 6' 5.0" 215 1928
Buster Boguskie 29 L 5' 7.0" 155 Oct 27, 1923
Bob Boring 26 R 5' 11.0" 180 Aug 11, 1926 Detroit, MI, US
Jim Constable 20 S L 6' 1.0" 185 Jun 14, 1933 Jonesborough, TN, US
Alex Cosmidis 24 R R 5' 7.0" 165 Sep 22, 1928 Fayetteville, NC, US
Norman Fox 25 R R 6' 3.0" 165 Mar 8, 1928
Billy Gardner 25 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Jul 19, 1927 Waterford, CT, US
Harvey Gentry 27 L R 6' 0.0" 170 May 27, 1926 Winston-Salem, NC, US
Bob Giddings 26 L R 6' 1.0" 150 Dec 23, 1926 Pontiac, MI, US
John Golich 27 R 5' 11.0" 187 Nov, 1925 Detroit, MI, US
Gail Harris 21 L L 6' 0.0" 195 Oct 15, 1931 Abingdon, VA, US
Jack Harshman 25 L L 6' 2.0" 178 Jul 12, 1927 San Diego, CA, US
Tom Korczowski 25 R 5' 10.0" 170 1928
Bob Lennon 24 L L 6' 0.0" 200 Sep 15, 1928 Brooklyn, NY, US
Dick Libby 28 L L 6' 1.0" 188 May 4, 1925 Bridgton, ME, US
Ron Mahrt 23 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Sep 23, 1929 Oakland, CA, US
Pete Mallory -- R R 6' 2.0" 185 Unknown
Pete Modica 29 R R 6' 0.0" 145 Jan 25, 1924 New Orleans, LA, US
Rube Novotney 28 R R 6' 0.0" 187 Aug 5, 1924 Streator, IL, US
Bill Pavlick 25 R R 5' 10.0" 175 1928
Billy Poland 19 R 6' 3.0" 195 1934
Robert Pottenger 25 L 6' 0.0" 185 1928
Jake Schmitt 27 L L 6' 1.0" 173 Nov 3, 1925 Norwalk, CT, US
James Singleton 22 R L 6' 1.0" 210 1931
Bill Taylor 23 L L 6' 3.0" 212 Dec 30, 1929 Alhambra, CA, US
Pat Tomkinson 26 R 6' 1.0" 190 Jan 20, 1927
John Walsh 24 L L 6' 1.0" 170 Apr 26, 1929 St. Louis, MO, US
Tony Wesoloski 24 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Aug 15, 1928 Norwich, CT, US

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