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1953 Danville Leafs

1953 > Class B > 1953 Carolina League
Overall: 79-59
Scored 760 runs, Allowed 645 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 79-59

Affiliation: New York Giants-NL
Manager: Andy Gilbert
Represented: Danville, VA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952 / 1954

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Charles Allen*2551164519012.311.58596
2Theodore Birkeland2513202000.100.1002
3Robert Caldwell2513756816043116.282.445253
4Melvin Collins211254661041951.223.292136
5Max Davidson*2510434710018120.288.519180
6George Erath2521236100.261.3047
7Andy Gilbert385314444516.306.47969
8John Hafenecker241194921492653.303.394194
9Earl Hemberger*206210326515.252.46648
10James Hopkins*2115313001.097.1946
11John Joyner22195515401.273.40022
12Robert Knight253412434702.274.37947
13George Lefelar226819651803.260.34768
14Lloyd Lundeen24257019503.271.47133
15James Madalone22102410101.417.58314
16Richard Messner2336579100.158.17510
17Ramon Monzant20389822410.224.28628
18Larry Paladino23374314300.326.39517
19Andrew Rellick2311140811518522.282.512209
20Arthur Rosser2348604200.067.1006
21Joseph Rovner241374711162559.246.378178
22John Skarzynski?--15478000.170.1708
23Dick Urlage196119944713.221.31262
24Bill White*1913453315925220.298.465248
24 Players23.21395436476176012682382812867970603856.266.349.409.758194672
* - 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
1Theodore Birkeland2531.7502.5513960.05527172231.3008.20.33.4
2George Erath2533.5006.1621676.09959528281.67111.70.93.3
3Earl Hemberger20139.5914.663127174.01679990171011.5408.60.95.2
4Lloyd Lundeen24138.6193.772421167.0144837019641.2467.81.03.4
5Richard Messner231113.4583.453622172.01841016613991.6459.60.75.2
6Ramon Monzant20236.7932.733731254.01938877161071.1816.80.63.8
7Larry Paladino2349.3084.783512111.011776598821.7939.50.66.6
8Arthur Rosser*2397.5633.22489165.0160725912651.3648.70.73.5
8 Players22.47959.572139139645
* - 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


George Lefelar63328178.9775.48
Dick Urlage59295334.9885.56
John Skarzynski158761.9896.20
James Hopkins145342.9664.07


Bill White1129867818.9839.50
Andy Gilbert32228263.9887.94


Joseph Rovner13233237640.9475.36


Robert Caldwell12913027519.9553.14


Melvin Collins12422941935.9495.23


John Hafenecker1152601610.9652.40
Max Davidson101225137.9712.36
Andrew Rellick9914187.9551.51
Charles Allen415344.9341.39
Robert Knight325951.9852.00
John Joyner1320201.0001.69


Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Charles Allen25LR6' 1.0"200Nov 3, 1927Raleigh, NC, US
Theodore Birkeland25RR6' 4.0"1901928
John Brady19RR6' 2.0"1811934
Joseph Burke20RL6' 3.0"1951933
Robert Caldwell25R5' 10.0"1601928
Melvin Collins21R5' 10.0"1621932
Max Davidson25L6' 1.0"1851928
George Erath25RR6' 2.0"200Jul 10, 1927Chicago, IL, US
Leonard Fassler24RL6' 0.0"1901929
Andy Gilbert38RR6' 0.0"203Jul 18, 1914Bradenville, PA, US
John Hafenecker24R5' 11.0"160Dec 15, 1928
Earl Hemberger20LR6' 1.0"1781933
Frederick Hinton20R5' 11.0"1851933
James Hopkins21L6' 1.0"2001932
John Joyner22R6' 0.0"1851931
Robert Knight25R6' 0.0"1901928
George Lefelar22R5' 11.0"1751931
Lloyd Lundeen24RR6' 0.0"1851929
James Madalone22R5' 9.0"1681931
Daniel Merotta--Unknown
Richard Messner23RR6' 0.0"1851930
Ramon Monzant20RR6' 0.0"160Jan 4, 1933Maracaibo, Zulia, VE
Larry Paladino23RR6' 0.0"170Aug 15, 1929Center Ridge, AR, US
Andrew Rellick23R6' 2.0"2101930
Arthur Rosser23RL6' 4.0"170Feb 22, 1930
Joseph Rovner24R5' 10.0"1801929
John Skarzynski--UnknownSouth Amboy, NJ, US
Daniel Toma22R6' 1.0"1701931
Dick Urlage19R6' 1.0"195Sep 6, 1933Covington, KY, US
Arthur Webb24RR6' 3.0"2051929
Bill White19LL6' 0.0"185Jan 28, 1934Lakewood, FL, US

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