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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
1Bob Berresford2312100000.000.0000
2Mason Bowes2516294000.138.1384
3Alfred Burch255410225120.245.29430
4Art Ditmar2412307000.233.2337
5Enid Drake*247720043715.215.33567
6Tommy Giordano2714155215526524.281.476263
7Al Isreal*261114051232173.304.412167
8Charles Kaiser251324501041451.231.291131
9Joseph Mangini*335320248732.238.33267
10Bill McCloskey27100361701019.194.302109
11Thomas McGroarty*211061000.167.1671
12Harry Minor25893027815013.258.437132
13Tony Napoles2845165000.313.3135
14Buddy Reedy*231395131232272.240.322165
15Joseph Singleton241385761452709.252.345199
16George Skordian2318304100.133.1675
17Al Spaziano3210205000.250.2505
18Stanley Stachurski2226213002.143.4299
19Courtney Stempel#2230619300.148.19712
20Andrew Tranavitch26276013502.217.40024
21Lemuel Tyson2837617110.115.16410
22Bob Unger231070000.000.0000
23Bordie Waddle*255417240311.233.27948
24Fred Weidig2319375001.135.2168
25Wiley Williams2613251714415220.279.431223
25 Players25.5141555248206401174176359457142642604.244.332.353.686170290
* - 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
1Mason Bowes*2542.6674.13161085.07447393441.3887.80.34.7
2Alfred Burch251413.5193.263927254.024112892201301.4618.50.74.6
3Art Ditmar24701.0002.4310974.05321205411.2706.40.65.0
4Ken Johnson2023.4005.45633.0412420111.57611.23.0
5Tony Napoles2889.4711.9945277.09039173321.58410.50.43.7
6George Skordian2357.4173.90181490.08447395511.5008.40.55.1
7Stanley Stachurski2233.5003.5826278.08044313461.6159.20.35.3
8Courtney Stempel22912.4294.033023163.0137917391251.6077.60.56.9
9Andrew Tranavitch?2628.2006.422013101.0132817210631.93111.80.95.6
10Lemuel Tyson281112.4783.403728212.01489180111401.3586.30.55.9
10 Players25.06873.482141141708
* - 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


Harry Minor80403479.9805.63
Enid Drake50213165.9794.58
Paul Simmons41146197.9594.02Stats for 2 teams


Wiley Williams826595117.9778.66
Joseph Mangini53470426.9889.66


Tommy Giordano963042738.9866.01


Charles Kaiser858817021.9253.04
Al Isreal586510823.8832.98


Bill McCloskey9620425028.9424.73


Buddy Reedy1372481816.9431.94
Joseph Singleton137357139.9762.70
Bordie Waddle489536.9422.04
Fred Weidig132312.9231.85


Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Bob Berresford23RR6' 1.0"200Jun 7, 1930William Penn, PA, US
Mason Bowes25RL6' 0.0"185Aug 12, 1927Roxboro, NC, US
Alfred Burch25RR6' 1.0"1901928
Art Ditmar24RR6' 2.0"185Apr 3, 1929Winthrop, MA, US
Thomas Dorsey23R6' 1.0"1851930
Enid Drake24L6' 0.0"2001929
Tommy Giordano27RR6' 0.0"175Oct 9, 1925Newark, NJ, US
Al Isreal26L5' 10.0"175Apr 19, 1927
Ken Johnson20RR6' 4.0"210Jun 16, 1933West Palm Beach, FL, US
Richard Jok25R6' 0.0"1901928
Charles Kaiser25R5' 11.0"170Jun 7, 1928Lincoln Park, MI, US
Hector Lara24RR5' 10.0"165Jan 5, 1929Silao, Guanajuato, MX
Harry Lashutka--Unknown
Joseph Mangini33L5' 10.0"184Feb 21, 1920
Bill McCloskey27R5' 11.0"170Nov 2, 1925Beverly, NJ, US
Thomas McGroarty21LL5' 10.0"1751932
Harry Minor25RR6' 2.0"2101928
Tony Napoles28RR5' 11.0"1701925
Buddy Reedy23LR5' 11.0"170Dec 10, 1929Savannah, GA, US
Paul Simmons26R5' 10.0"175Nov 3, 1926Bradenton, FL, US
Joseph Singleton24R5' 10.0"1851929
George Skordian23RR5' 11.0"1751930
Al Spaziano32R5' 11.0"175Nov 20, 1920Providence, RI, US
Stanley Stachurski22RR6' 2.0"1941931
Courtney Stempel22SR6' 0.0"1601931
Andrew Tranavitch26R5' 10.0"1751927
Lemuel Tyson28RR6' 1.0"1701925
Bob Unger23R5' 11.0"192Apr 12, 1930Freeland, PA, US
Bordie Waddle25L5' 9.0"1851928
Fred Weidig23R6' 0.0"1951930
Wiley Williams26R6' 1.0"200Mar 8, 1927Greenville, SC, US

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