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1953 Buffalo Bisons

1953 > Class AAA > 1953 International League
Overall: 87-65
Scored 720 runs, Allowed 701 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 78-74

Affiliation: Detroit Tigers-AL
Manager: Jack Tighe
Represented: Buffalo, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952 / 1954

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1John Baumgartner22103333470000106.
2Frank Bolling2157216198316313122531620.318.372.424.7968411
3Frank Carswell3310540436260117281237533630.323.388.597.98421624
4Kenneth Chapman32117478395649314173037041.235.357.329.68713058
5Donald Coppage*23381311220000027.182.308.182.490200
6Jake Crawford2513051245475110291187025270.242.323.430.75219524
7Doc Daugherty25125489447569220834013167.206.259.306.565137110Stats for 2 teams
8Joe Erautt3162186170204414021801016.259.300.376.6766406
9Paul Foytack2229666371231180116.190.203.317.5212002
10Earl Harrist341948431800030211.
11Buddy Hicks#261476385629216639555666952.295.372.409.78223007
12Richard Hoeksema*241086000001021.
13Kenneth Humphrey*282563633152003003.
14Ken Johnson*30427673112150113238.288.316.397.7132900
15Milt Jordan26393936560024019.167.189.333.5231202
16Ray Katt261761537133023077.245.333.415.7482201
17Eddie Kazak3212147742365113202135925131.267.349.416.76517621
18Al Lakeman3466231205236617563302543.322.396.541.93711101Stats for 2 teams
19Frank Lary23388683101730280120.205.214.313.5282602
20Edwin Little23145346912206170720.261.358.6961.0543200
21Ernie Nevel3323554951121030311.224.269.306.5751503
22Emil Restaino249521318627474062712416.253.344.371.7156921
23Daniel Ryan2831100851016400801411.188.303.235.5382001
24Bill Tuttle23153595548671512491175193856.276.327.412.74022645
25Bill Voiselle34302319220003025. for 2 teams
26Jack Wallaesa#33147596505911341613611118891.265.375.515.89026012Stats for 2 teams
27John Weiss283433320510030011.
28Harvey Zernia*27113292251316713362943138.267.348.414.762104010
28 Players27.91535557492372013092563214867646548662.266.341.421.76320731769
* - 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
1Donald Coppage2321.6674.633800070.0803536226192011.51410.
2Paul Foytack221310.5653.972923122177.0152847820971402031.4077.
3Earl Harrist3495.6432.661916103122.0964036830994021.0337.
4Ken Johnson*301213.4805.302929101163.016611496712811520131.8049.
5Milt Jordan26121.9233.1138751113.01124739643411011.3728.
6Frank Lary231711.6074.003832143223.023111299161011176081.4899.
7Ernie Nevel3398.5294.102319121125.014571571045462011.52010.
8Bill Voiselle3435.3755.623070072.01005545616352001.61112. for 2 teams
9John Weiss2855.5004.823484199.01116053846371021.58610.
9 Players27.68765.572153153701
* - 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


Al Lakeman613014252.9865.626Stats for 2 teams
Joe Erautt602702052.9834.832
Daniel Ryan311411121.9874.901
Ray Katt1666422.9724.381


Jack Wallaesa95689561257.9847.84
Harvey Zernia7644530549.9906.25
Edwin Little141235113.9929.14


Kenneth Chapman852042381546.9675.20
Frank Bolling52119129829.9694.77
Harvey Zernia11254123.9716.00


Eddie Kazak1211101792212.9292.39
Kenneth Chapman22213725.9672.64


Buddy Hicks1472704542992.9614.93
Doc Daugherty1151993335462.9084.63Stats for 2 teams
Kenneth Chapman10152123.9473.60


Bill Tuttle1534371995.9812.98
Jake Crawford1272381673.9732.00
Frank Carswell104124742.9701.26
Emil Restaino6777620.9761.24
Jack Wallaesa5887621.9791.60Stats for 2 teams
Kenneth Humphrey1727110.9661.65


Donald Coppage382611.8890.21
Milt Jordan38814001.0000.58
Frank Lary38154243.9341.50
John Weiss34114001.0000.44
Bill Voiselle301410.8330.17Stats for 2 teams
Paul Foytack29615011.0000.72
Ken Johnson2933920.9551.45
Ernie Nevel23102722.9491.61
Earl Harrist1951410.9501.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
John Baumgartner22RR6' 1.0"190May 29, 1931Birmingham, AL, US
Frank Bolling21RR6' 1.0"175Nov 16, 1931Mobile, AL, US
Jim Bunning21RR6' 3.0"190Oct 23, 1931Southgate, KY, US
Frank Carswell33RR6' 0.0"195Nov 6, 1919Palestine, TX, US
Kenneth Chapman32R5' 11.0"180Apr 26, 1921
Lawrence Ciesielski30R5' 10.0"1901923
Donald Coppage23LR6' 1.0"1851930
Eugene Costello30RR6' 2.0"2001923Sprague, WA, US
Jake Crawford25RR6' 1.0"185Mar 20, 1928Campbell, MO, US
Doc Daugherty25RR6' 0.0"180Oct 12, 1927Paris, PA, US
Joe Erautt31RR5' 9.0"175Sep 1, 1921Vibank, SK, CA
Paul Foytack22RR5' 11.0"175Nov 16, 1930Scranton, PA, US
Kenneth Fremming24LR6' 2.0"220May 14, 1929Buffalo, NY, US
Earl Harrist34RR6' 0.0"175Apr 20, 1919Dubach, LA, US
Buddy Hicks26SR5' 10.0"170Feb 15, 1927Belvedere, CA, US
Richard Hoeksema24LL5' 9.0"1651929
Kenneth Humphrey28L6' 2.0"1901925
Ken Johnson30LL6' 1.0"185Jan 14, 1923Topeka, KS, US
Milt Jordan26RR6' 2.0"207May 24, 1927Mineral Springs, PA, US
Thaddeus Kapuscinski25RR6' 1.0"195Jan 13, 1928
Ray Katt26RR6' 2.0"190May 9, 1927New Braunfels, TX, US
Eddie Kazak32RR6' 0.0"175Jul 18, 1920Steubenville, OH, US
Al Lakeman34RR6' 2.0"195Dec 31, 1918Cincinnati, OH, US
Frank Lary23RR5' 11.0"175Apr 10, 1930Northport, AL, US
Carl Linhart23LR5' 11.0"184Dec 14, 1929Zborov, Olomouc, CZ
Edwin Little23R6' 2.0"220Aug 16, 1929Grandville, MI, US
Dave Madison32RR6' 3.0"190Feb 1, 1921Brooksville, MS, US
John Maldovan31RR5' 9.0"165May 17, 1922Cleveland, OH, US
Al McNeilance25RR5' 11.0"175Sep 4, 1927Buffalo, NY, US
Ernie Nevel33RR5' 11.0"190Aug 17, 1919Charleston, MO, US
Emil Restaino24R5' 10.0"171Jan 7, 1929
Daniel Ryan28R5' 10.0"1801925
Bill Tuttle23RR6' 0.0"190Jul 4, 1929Elmwood, IL, US
Bill Voiselle34RR6' 4.0"200Jan 29, 1919Greenwood, SC, US
Jack Wallaesa33SR6' 3.0"191Aug 31, 1919Easton, PA, US
John Weiss28RR6' 1.0"195Oct 20, 1924
Al Yaylian29LL5' 8.0"180Nov 17, 1923Fresno, CA, US
Harvey Zernia27L6' 1.0"175May 31, 1926Milwaukee, WI, US

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