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1953 San Antonio Missions

1953 > Class AA > 1953 Texas League
Overall: 67-87
Scored 662 runs, Allowed 745 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 69-85

Affiliation: St. Louis Browns-AL
Manager: Bill Norman and Jimmie Crandall
Represented: San Antonio, TX
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952 / 1954

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Ed Albrecht241614121000010022.
2Jose Bache3025757171300060049.
3Bobby Balcena271516835951011632472158277586.274.360.444.80426458
4Russ Bauers*392717161400000004.
5Robert Caffery*2415265255672148209568818252.266.366.362.72820168
6Al Cihocki29682972832873132332331029.258.286.350.6369913
7Ryne Duren2433766315000200632.
8Bill Elbert#2910660000000002.
9Jim Fridley28155666580891703162696208392.293.383.502.88529121
10Phil Haugstad2927464313000100012.
11Mel Held241413131300010000.
12Charles Hopkins27953312973165131433103262.219.299.310.6099220
13Rocco Ippolito2514762150985119222258413410791.234.370.432.80222032
14George Kress2768173158222880420011431.177.249.304.5524810
15Irv Medlinger*26467062612400501518.
16Ed Mickelson2611951945360134238761115760.296.376.428.80419418
17Vachel Perkins*22358477515300700118.
18Max Peterson314754471500040037.
19Harry Schwegman*2515171060183160256455978823.266.361.348.709209120
20Claudio Solano2714494441340130056.295.367.455.8222000
21Bud Thomas247724323317456111211637.
22John Waltman231225222310030027.
23Charlie White*251084113583098231446535135.274.366.377.74313511
24Harry Wilson*253578656141001001014.215.329.231.5601512
24 Players26.1155602252626621301227431045954733645751.247.333.366.69919261193283
* - 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
1Ed Albrecht2411.50016
2Russ Bauers3973.7003.382700064.0632624729400001.4388.
3Ryne Duren241212.5002.633330152202.01338159915921210071.4465.
4Bill Elbert2913.25010
5Phil Haugstad29712.3683.89272171132.0126755714995610131.7058.
6Mel Held2412.33313
7Irv Medlinger*2669.4004.58312492161.016487821995831171.6099.
8Vachel Perkins22916.3603.283526102206.01871017514921014071.3548.
9Max Peterson31511.3134.86471321161.0188103871953734101.49710.
10John Waltman2335.3755.251282060.0674035629200001.60010.
11Harry Wilson*25109.5264.55342381190.0197102962672723091.4169.
11 Players26.76787.4354.1615515510055101365.01315745631133733738344381.5008.
* - 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


Charles Hopkins8246154717.9876.288
Charlie White753593975.9835.312


Ed Mickelson11989753895.9927.98
Rocco Ippolito2520916720.9709.00
Robert Caffery141359218.98610.29


Harry Schwegman15141030624103.9684.74


Robert Caffery63681131117.9432.87
Al Cihocki62771792128.9244.13
Charlie White24225362.9263.13
Bud Thomas10121632.9032.80


Robert Caffery801432162434.9374.49
Bud Thomas5886145521.9793.98
Jose Bache162349310.9604.50


Rocco Ippolito1162401873.9742.22
George Kress3697550.9532.83


Bobby Balcena1494111243.9912.84


Jim Fridley155295873.9771.95


Max Peterson4762610.9700.68
Vachel Perkins35102531.9211.00
Harry Wilson34102621.9471.06
Ryne Duren3351711.9570.67
Irv Medlinger3162344.8790.94
Russ Bauers2737001.0000.37
Phil Haugstad2782412.9701.19
Ed Albrecht1611001.0000.13
Mel Held1368001.0001.08
John Waltman12222051.0002.00
Bill Elbert101812.9000.90

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Ed Albrecht24RR5' 10.0"165Feb 28, 1929St. Louis, MO, US
Jose Bache30RR5' 10.0"162May 25, 1923Tuxpan, Veracruz, MX
Bobby Balcena27RL5' 7.0"160Aug 1, 1925San Pedro, CA, US
Russ Bauers39LR6' 3.0"195May 10, 1914Townsend, WI, US
Robert Caffery24LR5' 11.0"1701929
Al Cihocki29RR5' 11.0"185May 7, 1924Nanticoke, PA, US
Ryne Duren24RR6' 2.0"190Feb 22, 1929Cazenovia, WI, US
Bill Elbert29SR6' 1.0"195May 3, 1924Miles City, MT, US
Jim Fridley28RR6' 2.0"205Sep 6, 1924Phillippi, WV, US
Phil Haugstad29RR6' 2.0"165Feb 23, 1924Black River Falls, WI, US
Mel Held24RR6' 1.0"178Apr 12, 1929Edon, OH, US
Richard Honacki25R5' 8.0"1651928
Charles Hopkins27R6' 0.0"1971926
Rocco Ippolito25R6' 1.0"2001928
George Kress27R6' 1.0"190Mar 30, 1926Adams County, PA, US
Ray Lindquist22R5' 10.0"1701931
Irv Medlinger26LL5' 11.0"185Jun 18, 1927Chicago, IL, US
Ed Mickelson26RR6' 3.0"205Sep 9, 1926Ottawa, IL, US
Everette Neal24RR6' 3.0"2001929
Rich Neal23R5' 10.0"180Oct 11, 1929Los Angeles, CA, US
Vachel Perkins22LR6' 2.0"2001931
Max Peterson31RR5' 10.0"176Dec 22, 1921Warren County, IL, US
Bill Pilgram24RR6' 3.0"1901929
Harry Schwegman25LR5' 10.0"180Aug 7, 1927Oxford, OH, US
Claudio Solano27R5' 10.0"180Feb 14, 1926Hermosillo, Sonora, MX
John Sullivan32RR5' 10.0"170Nov 2, 1920Chicago, IL, US
Bud Thomas24RR6' 0.0"180Mar 10, 1929Sedalia, MO, US
Andy Tomasic35RR6' 0.0"175Dec 10, 1917Hokendauqua, PA, US
John Waltman23RR5' 11.0"170Dec 1, 1929Hyndman, PA, US
Charlie White25LR5' 11.0"192Aug 12, 1927Kinston, NC, US
Harry Wilson25LL5' 11.0"2051928Rockford, TN, US

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