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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
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 Chuck Aleno 36 64 226 69 14 0 6 .305 .447 101
2 Robert Arendt 21 131 488 128 21 7 7 .262 .377 184
3 Roger Baer? 22 76 239 62 4 0 1 .259 .289 69
4 Charles Baird* 30 21 50 14 2 0 0 .280 .320 16
5 Paul Crawford* 29 10 29 11 3 0 0 .379 .483 14
6 Carmen Donato* 23 10 19 3 0 0 0 .158 .158 3
7 Richard Dotson* 23 17 46 9 2 0 0 .196 .239 11
8 Dewey Funkhouser? -- 18 45 5 0 0 0 .111 .111 5
9 Joseph Galucci? -- 17 56 5 2 0 0 .089 .125 7
10 Bascom Hamm 24 48 89 20 0 0 0 .225 .225 20
11 William Jones* 19 13 8 1 0 0 0 .125 .125 1
12 Peter Kantor 29 21 79 28 6 3 0 .354 .506 40
13 Michael Kassabian 26 36 120 41 6 0 1 .342 .417 50
14 James Miller? -- 12 45 9 0 0 0 .200 .200 9
15 Manuel Moreno# 20 15 47 6 1 0 0 .128 .149 7
16 Al Pirtle* 28 105 410 138 25 0 11 .337 .478 196
17 Robert Roberts 19 122 437 99 18 2 1 .227 .284 124
18 John Scargle 21 27 50 8 1 0 0 .160 .180 9
19 Charlie Senger? 22 10 16 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
20 Manuel Seoane? -- 16 38 9 0 0 0 .237 .237 9
21 Harold Smeltzly 20 78 288 76 11 6 5 .264 .396 114
22 John Sykes 24 76 313 75 4 7 1 .240 .307 96
23 Joseph Tuccillo? -- 30 86 6 3 0 0 .070 .105 9
24 Troy Weeks? -- 17 57 13 2 0 1 .228 .316 18
25 Martin Williamson? -- 45 155 37 3 0 0 .239 .258 40
25 Players 23.9 136 5323 4507 657 1080 147 31 37 538 108 757 779 .240 .349 .311 .660 1400 59
* - 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 Chuck Aleno 36 1 3 .250 3.22 17 3 67.0 68 33 24 5 22 1.343 9.1 0.7 3.0
2 Bill Bass 24 15 18 .455 4.16 45 29 236.0 273 169 109 9 87 1.525 10.4 0.3 3.3 Stats for 2 teams
3 Floyd Bridges* 22 7 13 .350 4.31 35 24 188.0 212 127 90 13 93 1.622 10.1 0.6 4.5 Stats for 2 teams
4 Carmen Donato* 23 1 6 .143 4.92 10 9 53.0 65 44 29 2 25 1.698 11.0 0.3 4.2
5 Richard Dotson 23 3 5 .375 6.16 12 10 73.0 97 63 50 5 47 1.973 12.0 0.6 5.8
6 Dewey Funkhouser? -- 7 3 .700 2.52 13 10 82.0 85 44 23 4 28 1.378 9.3 0.4 3.1
7 Bascom Hamm 24 10 19 .345 4.52 44 27 239.0 303 182 120 4 76 1.586 11.4 0.2 2.9
8 Thomas Naponen? -- 0 8 .000 6.55 20 10 92.0 87 81 67 5 78 1.793 8.5 0.5 7.6 Stats for 2 teams
9 Roger Patten 20 5 1 .833 7.17 14 6 54.0 67 50 43 2 45 2.074 11.2 0.3 7.5 Stats for 2 teams
10 John Scargle 21 4 7 .364 4.35 18 10 91.0 109 57 44 3 26 1.484 10.8 0.3 2.6
11 Charlie Senger? 22 2 6 .250 3.83 6 7 54.0 67 36 23 2 29 1.778 11.2 0.3 4.8
12 Leo Simard? 22 16 13 .552 4.34 37 30 226.0 230 156 109 9 155 1.704 9.2 0.4 6.2 Stats for 2 teams
13 Robert Whitefleet? -- 2 4 .333 5.00 15 8 63.0 81 52 35 3 46 2.016 11.6 0.4 6.6 Stats for 2 teams
13 Players 23.4 47 89 .346 4.78 136 136 1154.0 1413 977 613 46 633 544 39 5 64 1.773 11.0 0.4 4.9 4.2 0.86
* - 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

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Bass 45 Stats for 2 teams
Bascom Hamm 44
Leo Simard 37 Stats for 2 teams
Floyd Bridges 35 Stats for 2 teams
Thomas Naponen 20 Stats for 2 teams
John Scargle 18
Robert Whitefleet 15 Stats for 2 teams
Roger Patten 14 Stats for 2 teams
Dewey Funkhouser 13
Richard Dotson 12
Carmen Donato 10
Charlie Senger 6

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Peter Alborano -- Unknown
Robert Alderman -- Unknown
Chuck Aleno 36 R R 6' 1.0" 215 Feb 19, 1917 St. Louis, MO, US
Joseph Anile 18 R 6' 2.0" 195 1935
Robert Arendt 21 R R 6' 1.0" 170 1932
George Asbridge 23 R R 5' 11.0" 180 1930
Andrew Ashton 23 May 1, 1930 New Smyrna Beach, FL, US
Clyde Austin -- Unknown
Roger Baer 22 May 12, 1931 Oak Park, IL, US
Charles Baird 30 L 6' 0.0" 170 1923
Bill Bass 24 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Jun 11, 1929
Floyd Bridges 22 R L 6' 0.0" 185 1931
Barthelemy Caron -- Unknown
Joseph Corso 21 R 5' 7.0" 155 1932
Paul Crawford 29 L 5' 9.0" 190 May 23, 1924
Joseph Docker -- Unknown
Carmen Donato 23 L L 5' 11.0" 165 Jul 16, 1929 Newburgh, NY, US
Richard Dotson 23 L R 6' 1.0" 185 1930
Dewey Funkhouser -- Unknown
Joseph Galucci -- Unknown
Carl Goggins 22 Jul 1, 1930
John Greenwald 33 L 6' 1.0" 185 Nov 22, 1919 New York, NY, US
Jerome Haloff -- Unknown
Bascom Hamm 24 R R 6' 5.0" 220 1929
Gary Hildebrand 21 L 6' 1.0" 175 1932
Richard Jaworski -- Unknown
William Jones 19 L L 5' 10.0" 165 1934
Peter Kantor 29 R 5' 8.0" 160 1924
Michael Kassabian 26 R 5' 7.0" 175 1927
Jerry Lindley -- Unknown
Boris Lopez -- Unknown
Enio Martinez 20 R 5' 11.0" 158 1933
Joseph Matesich -- Unknown
Pat McCullough 30 R R 5' 11.0" 178 1923
James Miller -- Unknown
Murlin Miller -- Unknown
W. Moran -- Unknown
Manuel Moreno 20 S 6' 0.0" 175 1933
Thomas Naponen -- Unknown
Wayne Parnell -- Unknown
Roger Patten 20 L R 5' 10.0" 170 1933
Al Pirtle 28 L 5' 10.0" 200 Oct 11, 1924 Granite City, IL, US
James Rakestraw 19 R R 6' 4.0" 210 1934
Robert Roberts 19 R 5' 11.0" 175 1934
William Rowe -- Unknown
Robert Sassano -- Unknown
John Scargle 21 R R 6' 0.0" 175 1932
Gordon Seitz -- Unknown
Charlie Senger 22 1931 Brooklyn, NY, US
Manuel Seoane -- Unknown
Leo Simard 22 L 6' 0.0" 195 1931
Sam Sincore -- Unknown
Harold Smeltzly 20 R 5' 11.0" 170 1933
John Sullivan 19 R R 5' 11.0" 175 1934
John Sykes 24 R 5' 11.0" 175 1929
Tiger Szazynski 18 Jul 2, 1934 Pittsburgh, PA, US
Jack Thorpe 19 S R 5' 7.0" 160 Jul 21, 1933
Joseph Tuccillo -- Unknown
George Vladinedes -- Unknown
Troy Weeks -- Unknown
Edward Werse -- Unknown
Milton Wetherington -- Unknown
Robert Whitefleet -- Unknown
Martin Williamson -- Unknown
Wastine Yeomans 17 R 5' 11.0" 180 1936

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