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1953 Ottawa A's

1953 > Class AAA > 1953 International League
Overall: 71-83
Scored 617 runs, Allowed 718 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 66-88

Affiliation: Philadelphia Athletics-AL
Manager: Frank Skaff
Represented: Ottawa, ON, CA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952 / 1954

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Hal Bevan22101320296319219235002124.311.358.419.77712412
2Moe Burtschy31503730450103178.167.324.233.558700
3Art Ditmar24193636481003004.
4Fred Gerken#328426423524587242642635.247.324.345.6698112
5Vince Gohl*27223028280005016.286.310.286.596801
6Dick Greco276423621524548452602049.251.315.395.7108501
7Bill Harrington252152463101008036.
8Ed Hrabczak304041402300000123.
9Skeeter Kell23132472418559724533074322.232.307.335.64214029
10Mike Kume273131290000000213.
11Lou Limmer*2813552746768128224157355738.274.356.435.79020321
12Jack Littrell241486115517213431674344995.243.306.359.666198110
13John Mackinson293158494900030610.
14Harry Minor25132421130001025.
15Al Pinkston*354510710192060190618.
16Walter Rogers#2915465858177150228149306851.258.337.329.66619118
17Dutch Romberger263927210100020611.
18Dick Rozek*262529270000010012.
19Jerry Scala*281034143734310714323553329.287.346.357.70313317
20Billy Shantz2510533731721729302721528.
21Jake Spruill28103268244346815212632021.279.343.369.7129040
22Joe Taylor2770273243427616374542426.313.381.490.87111933
23Andrew Tranavitch262653508132013038.260.302.360.6621800
24Bob Trice26561131062127504160421.255.288.415.7034412
25Neal Watlington*305517615518396032012112.252.341.348.6895400
26Taffy Wright*411063843314811719575624922.353.441.505.94616731
26 Players27.8154558950216171296226486455868485605.258.326.360.68718102360
* - 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
1Moe Burtschy31127.6322.8250421118.09858371059620261.3317.
2Art Ditmar24213.1335.30191731107.01166963959454031.6369.
3Vince Gohl*2739.2504.7321124078.0905141343342011.70510.
4Bill Harrington2579.4384.53211960131.01477666847705121.48110.
5Ed Hrabczak30710.4124.15401660130.01337460669644081.5549.
6Mike Kume2734.4294.0531610100.0975445960607181.5708.
7John Mackinson29710.4125.01292251151.017999841670736061.64910.
8Dutch Romberger2641.8003.50391021108.01215042540492051.49110.
9Dick Rozek*2658.3854.2623154093.0855844662471041.5818.
10Bob Trice262110.6773.103830204229.020790792084572221.2718.
10 Players27.37183.461154154718
* - 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


Billy Shantz9941771616.9884.937
Neal Watlington462102956.9805.204
Andrew Tranavitch21601621.9743.621


Lou Limmer12911229216111.9879.41
Hal Bevan12815611.9357.17
Fred Gerken12967091.0008.58


Skeeter Kell1282873072084.9674.64
Hal Bevan5075127727.9674.04


Walter Rogers9495153721.9732.64
Jake Spruill52369938.9782.60
Hal Bevan20233235.9482.75


Jack Littrell1483094323198.9605.01


Jerry Scala103250840.9852.50
Taffy Wright95146270.9551.56
Fred Gerken6996650.9531.48
Joe Taylor69173622.9892.59
Walter Rogers66111221.9831.71
Dick Greco6088544.9591.55
Al Pinkston2128030.9031.33


Moe Burtschy5092411.9710.66
Ed Hrabczak4042820.9410.80
Dutch Romberger391019011.0000.74
Bob Trice38174221.9671.55
Mike Kume311931.7690.32
John Mackinson2964351.9071.69
Dick Rozek232720.8180.39
Vince Gohl21318001.0001.00
Bill Harrington2171914.9631.24
Art Ditmar1931812.9551.11

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
James Bell25RR6' 0.0"1761928
Hal Bevan22RR6' 2.0"198Nov 15, 1930New Orleans, LA, US
Moe Burtschy31RR6' 3.0"208Apr 18, 1922Cincinnati, OH, US
Art Ditmar24RR6' 2.0"185Apr 3, 1929Winthrop, MA, US
Fred Gerken32S6' 0.0"185Apr 20, 1921St. Louis, MO, US
Vince Gohl27LL6' 2.0"1751926
Dick Greco27R6' 3.0"220Jul 2, 1925Tacoma, WA, US
Bill Harrington25RR5' 11.0"160Oct 3, 1927Sanford, NC, US
Bill Hockenbury28RR6' 2.0"2001925
John Hoffman29LR6' 4.0"215Nov 30, 1923Buffalo, NY, US
Ed Hrabczak30RR6' 4.0"215Feb 17, 1923
Skeeter Kell23RR5' 9.0"160Oct 11, 1929Swifton, AR, US
Mike Kume27RR6' 1.0"195May 19, 1926Premier, WV, US
Lou Limmer28LL6' 2.0"190Mar 10, 1925New York, NY, US
Jack Littrell24RR6' 0.0"179Jan 22, 1929Louisville, KY, US
John Mackinson29RR5' 10.0"160Oct 29, 1923Orange, NJ, US
Joseph Mangini33L5' 10.0"184Feb 21, 1920
Len Matarazzo24RR6' 4.0"195Sep 12, 1928New Castle, PA, US
Harry Minor25RR6' 2.0"2101928
Al Pinkston35LR6' 5.0"225Oct 22, 1917Newbern, AL, US
Walter Rogers29S5' 11.0"1701924
Dutch Romberger26RR6' 0.0"185May 26, 1927Klingerstown, PA, US
Dick Rozek26LL6' 0.0"190Mar 27, 1927Cedar Rapids, IA, US
Jerry Scala28LR5' 11.0"178Sep 27, 1924Bayonne, NJ, US
Billy Shantz25RR6' 1.0"160Jul 31, 1927Pottstown, PA, US
Jake Spruill28R6' 3.0"185Jul 13, 1924DeKalb County, GA, US
Courtney Stempel22SR6' 0.0"1601931
Joe Taylor27RR6' 1.0"185Mar 2, 1926Chapman, AL, US
Andrew Tranavitch26R5' 10.0"1751927
Bob Trice26RR6' 3.0"190Aug 28, 1926Newton, GA, US
Neal Watlington30LR6' 0.0"195Dec 25, 1922Yanceyville, NC, US
Taffy Wright41LR5' 10.0"180Aug 10, 1911Tabor City, NC, US

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