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1953 Des Moines Bruins

1953 > Class A > 1953 Western League
Overall: 77-78
Scored 687 runs, Allowed 662 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-75

Affiliation: Chicago Cubs-NL
Manager: Kemp Wicker and Bruce Edwards
Represented: Des Moines, IA
Ballpark: Sec Taylor Stadium (I) (Des Moines, IA)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952 / 1954

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Dewey Adkins3547132100.154.2313
2Earl Birnel25236011110.183.23314
3Dave Cunningham2312847113121422.278.480226
4Bruce Edwards2950166531017.319.51886
5Ned Folmar281364831202722.248.325157
6Ronnie George*2167220531021.241.31870
7Robert Hartig2323408310.200.32513
8Percy Hough*236210920502.183.28431
9Chris Kitsos#25113370811540.219.281104
10George Large2012202000.100.1002
11Tom LeGros22265815200.259.29317
12Theodore Lotz25246914100.203.21715
13John Magliolo*241394611312802.284.358165
14Jimmie McDaniel201264229515212.225.355150
15Robert Murray257416939827.231.42672
16Henry Plain262350000.000.0000
17Edwin Plank24107336671102.199.25084
18Paul Schramka*2580310831919.268.423131
19Elvin Stabelfeld2616123000.250.2503
20El Tappe268525755400.214.23059
21Charles Teague*29197420602.270.43232
22Burdette Thurlby*2415254314422133.265.370201
23Richard Verbic27375710100.175.19311
24Donald Vike24293910100.256.28211
25Rube Walker*2422449201.205.31814
26Don Watkins28337614400.184.23718
27Elmer Westfall2513378000.216.2168
28Bob Zick*26438918220.202.27024
28 Players24.5156590450426871220220357360761744843.242.339.343.6821729118
* - 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
1Dewey Adkins3598.5294.5947398.09956507491.5109.10.64.5
2Robert Hartig2349.3083.412318132.010464504631.2657.10.34.3
3Tom LeGros22104.7143.602420165.0157766617431.2128.60.92.3
4Joe Stanka2113.250628.023231.6437.47.4
5Richard Verbic271214.4623.303728191.0200100707811.4719.40.33.8
6Donald Vike2468.4293.122919130.013665457671.5629.40.54.6
7Don Watkins281410.5833.043129228.018193779971.2197.10.43.8
8Bob Zick261412.5382.963529240.019510079151081.2627.30.64.0
8 Players26.67778.497156156662
* - 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


El Tappe76372418.9815.43
Robert Murray51254347.9765.65
Percy Hough31127183.9804.68
Rube Walker114481.9814.73


Ronnie George61531297.9889.18


Chris Kitsos7220020116.9625.57
Charles Teague1940654.9635.53


Ned Folmar867417124.9112.85
Bruce Edwards36407010.9173.06
Earl Birnel2119325.9112.43


Edwin Plank9013427637.9174.56


John Magliolo115278228.9742.61
Jimmie McDaniel114214149.9622.00
Dave Cunningham7914788.9511.96
Paul Schramka7918883.9852.48
Burdette Thurlby6110473.9741.82
Theodore Lotz215022.9632.48


Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Dewey Adkins35RR6' 2.0"195May 11, 1918Norcatur, KS, US
Earl Birnel25R5' 10.0"1701928
Dave Cunningham23RR6' 0.0"175Dec 3, 1929San Pedro, CA, US
Bruce Edwards29RR5' 8.0"180Jul 15, 1923Quincy, IL, US
Ned Folmar28RR6' 1.0"190Dec 14, 1924Goshen, AL, US
Edmund Funai24RR6' 0.0"2001929
Pete Gasper24RR5' 11.0"175Jun 7, 1929Jessup, PA, US
Ronnie George21LL6' 3.0"180Aug 26, 1931Brighton, MA, US
Arnold Green26L6' 2.0"1751927
Robert Hartig23RR6' 1.0"1901930
Percy Hough23LR6' 1.0"185Jul 17, 1929Wadesboro, NC, US
Chris Kitsos25SR5' 9.0"165Feb 11, 1928New York, NY, US
George Large20R6' 0.0"1751933
Tom LeGros22RR6' 1.0"185Jun 27, 1931Mobile, AL, US
Theodore Lotz25R6' 0.0"1801928
John Magliolo24L5' 10.0"1651929
Jimmie McDaniel20RR6' 2.0"181Dec 14, 1932Marshall, MO, US
Charles Mitchell19RR6' 2.0"175Nov 29, 1933San Jose, CA, US
Robert Murray25R6' 1.0"1901928
Jim O'Brien25LR6' 0.0"185Oct 29, 1927St. Paul, MN, US
Tommy Perez25RR5' 11.0"185Apr 25, 1928New Monterey, CA, US
Henry Plain26RR6' 0.0"1781927
Edwin Plank24R6' 1.0"1801929
Darrell Rothrock25RL6' 0.0"200May 13, 1928Stewardson, IL, US
Paul Schnieders26LL5' 11.0"175Aug 22, 1926Cole County, MO, US
Paul Schramka25LL6' 0.0"185Mar 22, 1928Milwaukee, WI, US
Gary Sondermeyer27R6' 4.0"200Dec 5, 1925Hawthorne, NJ, US
Elvin Stabelfeld26RR5' 10.0"190Sep 9, 1926Cherokee, IA, US
Joe Stanka21RR6' 6.0"201Jul 23, 1931Hammon, OK, US
El Tappe26RR5' 11.0"180May 21, 1927Quincy, IL, US
Charles Teague29L5' 8.0"1601924
Burdette Thurlby24L6' 2.0"190Sep 22, 1928Kirkland, IL, US
Wayne Tjaden21RR6' 3.0"2051932
Richard Verbic27RR6' 2.0"1901926
Donald Vike24RR6' 2.0"2071929
Rube Walker24LR6' 0.0"195Mar 7, 1929Lenoir, NC, US
Don Watkins28RR6' 0.0"180Sep 12, 1924Nokomis, IL, US
Elmer Westfall25R5' 10.0"1801928
Bob Zick26LR6' 0.0"168Apr 26, 1927Chicago, IL, US

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