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1953 Savannah Indians

1953 > Class A > 1953 South Atlantic League
Overall: 68-73
Scored 640 runs, Allowed 708 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 64-77

Affiliation: Philadelphia Athletics-AL
Manager: Les Bell
Represented: Savannah, GA
Ballpark: n/a
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 Bob Berresford 23 12 10 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
2 Mason Bowes 25 16 29 4 0 0 0 .138 .138 4
3 Alfred Burch 25 54 102 25 1 2 0 .245 .294 30
4 Art Ditmar 24 12 30 7 0 0 0 .233 .233 7
5 Enid Drake* 24 77 200 43 7 1 5 .215 .335 67
6 Tommy Giordano 27 141 552 155 26 5 24 .281 .476 263
7 Al Isreal* 26 111 405 123 21 7 3 .304 .412 167
8 Charles Kaiser 25 132 450 104 14 5 1 .231 .291 131
9 Joseph Mangini* 33 53 202 48 7 3 2 .238 .332 67
10 Bill McCloskey 27 100 361 70 10 1 9 .194 .302 109
11 Thomas McGroarty* 21 10 6 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 1
12 Harry Minor 25 89 302 78 15 0 13 .258 .437 132
13 Tony Napoles 28 45 16 5 0 0 0 .313 .313 5
14 Buddy Reedy* 23 139 513 123 22 7 2 .240 .322 165
15 Joseph Singleton 24 138 576 145 27 0 9 .252 .345 199
16 George Skordian 23 18 30 4 1 0 0 .133 .167 5
17 Al Spaziano 32 10 20 5 0 0 0 .250 .250 5
18 Stanley Stachurski 22 26 21 3 0 0 2 .143 .429 9
19 Courtney Stempel# 22 30 61 9 3 0 0 .148 .197 12
20 Andrew Tranavitch 26 27 60 13 5 0 2 .217 .400 24
21 Lemuel Tyson 28 37 61 7 1 1 0 .115 .164 10
22 Bob Unger 23 10 7 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
23 Bordie Waddle* 25 54 172 40 3 1 1 .233 .279 48
24 Fred Weidig 23 19 37 5 0 0 1 .135 .216 8
25 Wiley Williams 26 132 517 144 15 2 20 .279 .431 223
25 Players 25.5 141 5552 4820 640 1174 176 35 94 571 42 642 604 .244 .332 .353 .686 1702 90
* - 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 Mason Bowes* 25 4 2 .667 4.13 16 10 85.0 74 47 39 3 44 1.388 7.8 0.3 4.7
2 Alfred Burch 25 14 13 .519 3.26 39 27 254.0 241 128 92 20 130 1.461 8.5 0.7 4.6
3 Art Ditmar 24 7 0 1.000 2.43 10 9 74.0 53 21 20 5 41 1.270 6.4 0.6 5.0
4 Ken Johnson 20 2 3 .400 5.45 6 33.0 41 24 20 11 1.576 11.2 3.0
5 Tony Napoles 28 8 9 .471 1.99 45 2 77.0 90 39 17 3 32 1.584 10.5 0.4 3.7
6 George Skordian 23 5 7 .417 3.90 18 14 90.0 84 47 39 5 51 1.500 8.4 0.5 5.1
7 Stanley Stachurski 22 3 3 .500 3.58 26 2 78.0 80 44 31 3 46 1.615 9.2 0.3 5.3
8 Courtney Stempel 22 9 12 .429 4.03 30 23 163.0 137 91 73 9 125 1.607 7.6 0.5 6.9
9 Andrew Tranavitch? 26 2 8 .200 6.42 20 13 101.0 132 81 72 10 63 1.931 11.8 0.9 5.6
10 Lemuel Tyson 28 11 12 .478 3.40 37 28 212.0 148 91 80 11 140 1.358 6.3 0.5 5.9
10 Players 25.0 68 73 .482 141 141 708
* - 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

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Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Harry Minor 80 403 47 9 .980 5.63
Enid Drake 50 213 16 5 .979 4.58
Paul Simmons 41 146 19 7 .959 4.02 Stats for 2 teams

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Wiley Williams 82 659 51 17 .977 8.66
Joseph Mangini 53 470 42 6 .988 9.66

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tommy Giordano 96 304 273 8 .986 6.01

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Charles Kaiser 85 88 170 21 .925 3.04
Al Isreal 58 65 108 23 .883 2.98

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill McCloskey 96 204 250 28 .942 4.73

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Buddy Reedy 137 248 18 16 .943 1.94
Joseph Singleton 137 357 13 9 .976 2.70
Bordie Waddle 48 95 3 6 .942 2.04
Fred Weidig 13 23 1 2 .923 1.85

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Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Bob Berresford 23 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Jun 7, 1930 William Penn, PA, US
Mason Bowes 25 R L 6' 0.0" 185 Aug 12, 1927 Roxboro, NC, US
Alfred Burch 25 R R 6' 1.0" 190 1928
Art Ditmar 24 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Apr 3, 1929 Winthrop, MA, US
Thomas Dorsey 23 R 6' 1.0" 185 1930
Enid Drake 24 L 6' 0.0" 200 1929
Tommy Giordano 27 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Oct 9, 1925 Newark, NJ, US
Al Isreal 26 L 5' 10.0" 175 Apr 19, 1927
Ken Johnson 20 R R 6' 4.0" 210 Jun 16, 1933 West Palm Beach, FL, US
Richard Jok 25 R 6' 0.0" 190 1928
Charles Kaiser 25 R 5' 11.0" 170 Jun 7, 1928 Lincoln Park, MI, US
Hector Lara 24 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Jan 5, 1929 Silao, Guanajuato, MX
Harry Lashutka -- Unknown
Joseph Mangini 33 L 5' 10.0" 184 Feb 21, 1920
Bill McCloskey 27 R 5' 11.0" 170 Nov 2, 1925 Beverly, NJ, US
Thomas McGroarty 21 L L 5' 10.0" 175 1932
Harry Minor 25 R R 6' 2.0" 210 1928
Tony Napoles 28 R R 5' 11.0" 170 1925
Buddy Reedy 23 L R 5' 11.0" 170 Dec 10, 1929 Savannah, GA, US
Paul Simmons 26 R 5' 10.0" 175 Nov 3, 1926 Bradenton, FL, US
Joseph Singleton 24 R 5' 10.0" 185 1929
George Skordian 23 R R 5' 11.0" 175 1930
Al Spaziano 32 R 5' 11.0" 175 Nov 20, 1920 Providence, RI, US
Stanley Stachurski 22 R R 6' 2.0" 194 1931
Courtney Stempel 22 S R 6' 0.0" 160 1931
Andrew Tranavitch 26 R 5' 10.0" 175 1927
Lemuel Tyson 28 R R 6' 1.0" 170 1925
Bob Unger 23 R 5' 11.0" 192 Apr 12, 1930 Freeland, PA, US
Bordie Waddle 25 L 5' 9.0" 185 1928
Fred Weidig 23 R 6' 0.0" 195 1930
Wiley Williams 26 R 6' 1.0" 200 Mar 8, 1927 Greenville, SC, US

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