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1953 Palatka Azaleas/Lakeland Pilots

1953 > Class D > 1953 Florida State League
Overall: 47-89
Scored 657 runs, Allowed 977 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 44-92

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Al Pirtle, Peter Kantor and Chuck Aleno
Represented: Palatka, FL
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Chuck Aleno3664226691406.305.447101
2Robert Arendt211314881282177.262.377184
3Roger Baer?227623962401.259.28969
4Charles Baird*30215014200.280.32016
5Paul Crawford*29102911300.379.48314
6Carmen Donato*2310193000.158.1583
7Richard Dotson*2317469200.196.23911
8Dewey Funkhouser?--18455000.111.1115
9Joseph Galucci?--17565200.089.1257
10Bascom Hamm24488920000.225.22520
11William Jones*191381000.125.1251
12Peter Kantor29217928630.354.50640
13Michael Kassabian263612041601.342.41750
14James Miller?--12459000.200.2009
15Manuel Moreno#2015476100.128.1497
16Al Pirtle*2810541013825011.337.478196
17Robert Roberts19122437991821.227.284124
18John Scargle2127508100.160.1809
19Charlie Senger?2210160000.000.0000
20Manuel Seoane?--16389000.237.2379
21Harold Smeltzly2078288761165.264.396114
22John Sykes247631375471.240.30796
23Joseph Tuccillo?--30866300.070.1059
24Troy Weeks?--175713201.228.31618
25Martin Williamson?--4515537300.239.25840
25 Players23.91365323450765710801473137538108757779.240.349.311.660140059
* - 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
1Chuck Aleno3613.2503.2217367.06833245221.3439.10.73.0
2Bill Bass241518.4554.164529236.02731691099871.52510.40.33.3Stats for 2 teams
3Floyd Bridges*22713.3504.313524188.02121279013931.62210.10.64.5Stats for 2 teams
4Carmen Donato*2316.1434.9210953.06544292251.69811.00.34.2
5Richard Dotson2335.3756.16121073.09763505471.97312.00.65.8
6Dewey Funkhouser?--73.7002.52131082.08544234281.3789.30.43.1
7Bascom Hamm241019.3454.524427239.03031821204761.58611.40.22.9
8Thomas Naponen?--08.0006.55201092.08781675781.7938.50.57.6Stats for 2 teams
9Roger Patten2051.8337.1714654.06750432452.07411.20.37.5Stats for 2 teams
10John Scargle2147.3644.35181091.010957443261.48410.80.32.6
11Charlie Senger?2226.2503.836754.06736232291.77811.20.34.8
12Leo Simard?221613.5524.343730226.023015610991551.7049.20.46.2Stats for 2 teams
13Robert Whitefleet?--24.3335.0015863.08152353462.01611.60.46.6Stats for 2 teams
13 Players23.44789.3464.781361361154.0141397761346633544395641.77311.
* - 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


Bill Bass45Stats for 2 teams
Bascom Hamm44
Leo Simard37Stats for 2 teams
Floyd Bridges35Stats for 2 teams
Thomas Naponen20Stats for 2 teams
John Scargle18
Robert Whitefleet15Stats for 2 teams
Roger Patten14Stats for 2 teams
Dewey Funkhouser13
Richard Dotson12
Carmen Donato10
Charlie Senger6

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Peter Alborano--Unknown
Robert Alderman--Unknown
Chuck Aleno36RR6' 1.0"215Feb 19, 1917St. Louis, MO, US
Joseph Anile18R6' 2.0"1951935
Robert Arendt21RR6' 1.0"1701932
George Asbridge23RR5' 11.0"1801930
Andrew Ashton23May 1, 1930New Smyrna Beach, FL, US
Clyde Austin--Unknown
Roger Baer22May 12, 1931Oak Park, IL, US
Charles Baird30L6' 0.0"1701923
Bill Bass24RR5' 11.0"180Jun 11, 1929
Floyd Bridges22RL6' 0.0"1851931
Barthelemy Caron--Unknown
Joseph Corso21R5' 7.0"1551932
Paul Crawford29L5' 9.0"190May 23, 1924
Joseph Docker--Unknown
Carmen Donato23LL5' 11.0"165Jul 16, 1929Newburgh, NY, US
Richard Dotson23LR6' 1.0"1851930
Dewey Funkhouser--Unknown
Joseph Galucci--Unknown
Carl Goggins22Jul 1, 1930
John Greenwald33L6' 1.0"185Nov 22, 1919New York, NY, US
Jerome Haloff--Unknown
Bascom Hamm24RR6' 5.0"2201929
Gary Hildebrand21L6' 1.0"1751932
Richard Jaworski--Unknown
William Jones19LL5' 10.0"1651934
Peter Kantor29R5' 8.0"1601924
Michael Kassabian26R5' 7.0"1751927
Jerry Lindley--Unknown
Boris Lopez--Unknown
Enio Martinez20R5' 11.0"1581933
Joseph Matesich--Unknown
Pat McCullough30RR5' 11.0"1781923
James Miller--Unknown
Murlin Miller--Unknown
W. Moran--Unknown
Manuel Moreno20S6' 0.0"1751933
Thomas Naponen--Unknown
Wayne Parnell--Unknown
Roger Patten20LR5' 10.0"1701933
Al Pirtle28L5' 10.0"200Oct 11, 1924Granite City, IL, US
James Rakestraw19RR6' 4.0"2101934
Robert Roberts19R5' 11.0"1751934
William Rowe--Unknown
Robert Sassano--Unknown
John Scargle21RR6' 0.0"1751932
Gordon Seitz--Unknown
Charlie Senger221931Brooklyn, NY, US
Manuel Seoane--Unknown
Leo Simard22L6' 0.0"1951931
Sam Sincore--Unknown
Harold Smeltzly20R5' 11.0"1701933
John Sullivan19RR5' 11.0"1751934
John Sykes24R5' 11.0"1751929
Tiger Szazynski18Jul 2, 1934Pittsburgh, PA, US
Jack Thorpe19SR5' 7.0"160Jul 21, 1933
Joseph Tuccillo--Unknown
George Vladinedes--Unknown
Troy Weeks--Unknown
Edward Werse--Unknown
Milton Wetherington--Unknown
Robert Whitefleet--Unknown
Martin Williamson--Unknown
Wastine Yeomans17R5' 11.0"1801936

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