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1953 Mountain States League

1953 > Class D > League History
Overall: 502 games, 8 teams, approx. 125 games in season
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952 / 1954
League Index / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Map of Teams / Other Years: 1952 / 1954

League Index / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Map of Teams / Other Years: 1952 / 1954

League Standings

Tm W L W-L% GB
Maryville-Alcoa Twins 78 46 .629 --
Knoxville Smokies 70 55 .560 8.5
Kingsport Cherokees 69 56 .552 9.5
Morristown Red Sox 64 62 .508 15
Norton Braves 63 63 .500 16
Big Stone Gap Rebels 55 70 .440 23.5
Harlan Smokies 53 72 .424 25.5
Middlesboro Athletics 48 76 .387 30
This league's standings, if available, are based on full season team pitching records. Leagues may have have split season and postseason results that are not currently available.

League Batting

Tm Aff BatAge R/G G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
Maryville-Alcoa Twins 21.5 8.36 125 5178 4487 1045 1348 246 73 79 868 224 642 771 .300 .388 .441 .829 1977 49
Knoxville Smokies 24.8 7.36 125 5178 4428 920 1277 193 41 77 730 121 713 665 .288 .387 .403 .790 1783 37
Norton Braves 23.8 7.13 126 5265 4551 899 1312 241 46 91 841 130 665 726 .288 .379 .421 .800 1918 49
Morristown Red Sox 22.6 6.75 126 5041 4321 851 1193 209 29 79 735 189 664 669 .276 .373 .393 .765 1697 56
Big Stone Gap Rebels 24.5 6.50 125 5036 4500 813 1287 211 53 108 702 75 497 610 .286 .357 .428 .785 1928 39
Harlan Smokies 22.7 6.45 126 5043 4448 813 1225 190 30 86 680 139 544 778 .275 .354 .390 .744 1733 51
Kingsport Cherokees 22.6 6.37 126 5082 4426 803 1305 201 32 90 715 165 631 699 .295 .383 .416 .799 1840 25
Middlesboro Athletics 22.6 6.00 125 4925 4326 750 1150 196 57 37 633 95 538 791 .266 .347 .363 .710 1571 61
League Totals 23.1 6.87 1004 40748 35487 6894 10097 1687 361 647 5904 1138 4894 5709 .285 .371 .407 .778 14447 367

League Pitching

Tm Aff PAge R/G W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
Maryville-Alcoa Twins 22.1 5.84 78 46 .629 125 125 730
Knoxville Smokies 24.4 6.42 70 55 .560 125 125 803
Kingsport Cherokees 20.8 6.74 69 56 .552 126 126 849
Middlesboro Athletics 23.7 6.75 48 76 .387 125 125 844
Harlan Smokies 23.0 7.06 53 72 .424 126 126 890
Morristown Red Sox 23.8 7.12 64 62 .508 126 126 897
Norton Braves 24.2 7.49 63 63 .500 126 126 944
Big Stone Gap Rebels 21.9 7.50 55 70 .440 125 125 937
League Totals 22.8 6.87 500 500 .500 1004 1004 6894

League Fielding

Tm Aff G CG PO A E DP Fld% PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Attendance Managers
Knoxville Smokies 125 3244 1324 249 115 .948 28 Vince Pankovits
Morristown Red Sox 126 3239 1342 249 103 .948 21 Nap Reyes
Middlesboro Athletics 125 3196 1246 284 87 .940 14 Bernard Pardue and Julian Morgan
Kingsport Cherokees 126 3269 1430 307 105 .939 23 Muscle Shoals
Big Stone Gap Rebels 125 3229 1331 312 90 .936 42 Kelly Lunn
Norton Braves 126 3263 1323 320 120 .935 18 Walt Dixon
Harlan Smokies 126 3261 1192 324 97 .932 52 Cliff Melton and James Grigg
Maryville-Alcoa Twins 125 3243 1281 339 86 .930 29 Jim Poole
League Totals 1004 25944 10469 2384 803 .939 227

About the Minor League Data

Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

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