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1953 Atlanta Crackers

1953 > Class AA > 1953 Southern Association
Overall: 84-70
Scored 770 runs, Allowed 659 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-66

Affiliation: Milwaukee Braves-NL
Manager: Gene Mauch
Represented: Atlanta, GA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952 / 1954

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Billy Barrett*25540000.000.0000
2Howard Boles261956456911260114.200.357.400.7571800
3Jack Brittin29222824483002023.333.385.458.8431102
4Jack Caro22104039491005013.
5Leo Cristante2641696491951250116.297.318.500.8183213
6Dick Donovan*2552947816225151201324.282.404.564.9684430
7John Fitzgerald*27181313011000005.
8Art Fowler30541008771820081214.
9Bill George*254044365401020614.
10Bob Giggie19385546361005075.
11Roy Jarvis2772193172285311283811811.308.377.535.9129212
12Larry Lassalle231142300010.214.2143
13Jesse Levan*26310000000.000.0000
14Robert Mainzer261405555077313324296423628.262.313.371.683188111
15Gene Mauch27111425340659123395137119.268.400.432.832147410
16Richard McMillin24132000010.000.0000
17Jack Parks*2512945941360114186217244158.276.344.501.84620723
18Vernon Petty291535935236013922367626239.266.347.354.70118535
19Taylor Phillips*203051394510020218.
20Dick Sinovic271566495871062013572312675636.342.402.543.94531924
21Billy Smith*238621417129426121743822.246.389.327.7165623
22Chuck Tanner*2412651646571148291165734934.318.383.467.85021702
23Jack Taylor25331715110000007.
24Pete Whisenant231455524978313236101876144865.266.333.487.82024225
25Charles Williams259628226734608563111330.225.263.360.6239611
26Junior Wooten291536445729214630355335821.255.327.344.671197311
26 Players26.01565704503977013652625712271243577513.271.346.418.764210788
* - 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
1Jack Brittin2958.3857.0921133080.010768631436291031.78812.
2Leo Cristante261410.5833.31402090177.0175786513551014141.2998.
3Bill Denney2102.0006.30930.034182121111.83310.
4Dick Donovan25118.5793.71321991182.0190937517511323141.3249.
5John Fitzgerald*2715.1673.571880058.0573023042301051.7078.
6Mike Forline31009.0027.01177752.57114.
7Art Fowler301810.6433.035431156261.027310288158014931111.3529.
8Bill George*2585.6152.93381750132.013252434558860031.4179.00.33.860.416.11
9Bob Giggie19127.6323.52381874156.01537461955814051.3338.
10Larry Lassalle*23009.0012.0112201.5004.
11Taylor Phillips*201111.5003.522925101138.0119705410859641111.4787.
12John Raines2601.0008.0059.0848851.7788.
13Jack Taylor2543.5714.503330078.0875239642503021.65410.
14Fred Waters*260010.80205.0866622.80014.410.83.60.33
14 Players25.18470.545156156659
* - 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


Jack Parks12358756155.9775.236
Roy Jarvis51233853.9804.732


Junior Wooten145118410814136.9898.91
Billy Smith1674527.9754.94


Gene Mauch972002391865.9614.53
Charles Williams781641751343.9634.35


Vernon Petty1531292482518.9382.46


Robert Mainzer1402454363897.9474.86
Jack Caro10252068.8824.50


Dick Sinovic156274462.9791.78
Pete Whisenant1403631883.9792.72
Chuck Tanner125220833.9871.82
Billy Smith4671411.9871.63
Howard Boles15151011.0001.07


Art Fowler54154523.9681.11
Leo Cristante4062113.9640.68
Bill George3872614.9710.87
Bob Giggie381139031.0001.32
Jack Taylor3352630.9120.94
Dick Donovan32143426.9601.50
Taylor Phillips2941930.8850.79
Jack Brittin217611.9290.62
John Fitzgerald1829001.0000.61
Bill Denney9
John Raines5
Mike Forline2
Fred Waters2
Larry Lassalle1

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Billy Barrett25LR6' 1.0"1701928
Howard Boles26R6' 4.0"220Mar 25, 1927LaSalle, IL, US
Jack Brittin29RR5' 11.0"175Mar 4, 1924Athens, IL, US
Jack Caro22RR6' 1.0"174Feb 2, 1931Pensacola, FL, US
Leo Cristante26RR6' 1.0"195Dec 10, 1926Detroit, MI, US
Bill Denney21RR6' 2.0"186Dec 28, 1931Paris, IL, US
Dick Donovan25LR6' 3.0"190Dec 7, 1927Boston, MA, US
John Fitzgerald27LL5' 11.0"1701926
Mike Forline31RR6' 0.0"192Dec 23, 1921Durham, CT, US
Art Fowler30RR5' 11.0"180Jul 3, 1922Converse, SC, US
Bill George25LL6' 0.0"180Aug 12, 1927Summit, NJ, US
Bob Giggie19RR6' 1.0"200Aug 13, 1933Dorchester, MA, US
Roy Jarvis27RR5' 9.0"160Jun 7, 1926Shawnee, OK, US
Ralph Kennedy29R6' 0.0"1901924
Larry Lassalle23RL5' 10.0"188Mar 18, 1930New Orleans, LA, US
Jesse Levan26LR6' 0.0"172Jul 15, 1926Reading, PA, US
Robert Mainzer26RR5' 11.0"170Sep 1, 1926Chicago, IL, US
Gene Mauch27RR5' 10.0"165Nov 18, 1925Salina, KS, US
Richard McMillin24RR6' 1.0"165Jun 1, 1929Atlanta, GA, US
Jack Parks25LR6' 2.0"205Jun 12, 1928Sayreton, AL, US
Vernon Petty29R6' 0.0"185Apr 12, 1924Gastonia, NC, US
Harold Pfeiffer24L6' 1.0"1901929
Taylor Phillips20LL5' 11.0"185Jun 18, 1933Atlanta, GA, US
John Raines26RR5' 9.0"1701927
Dick Sinovic27R6' 0.0"185Jul 30, 1925Portland, OR, US
Billy Smith23LL5' 9.0"160Jan 14, 1930High Point, NC, US
Chuck Tanner24LL6' 0.0"185Jul 4, 1928New Castle, PA, US
Jack Taylor25RR6' 2.0"180Oct 7, 1927Landis, NC, US
Fred Waters26LL5' 11.0"185Feb 2, 1927Benton, MS, US
Pete Whisenant23RR6' 2.0"190Dec 14, 1929Asheville, NC, US
Charles Williams25RR5' 10.0"170Jun 12, 1928Dyersburg, TN, US
Junior Wooten29RL5' 11.0"160Jan 16, 1924Pelzer, SC, US

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