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1953 Indianapolis Indians

1953 > Class AAA > 1953 American Association
Overall: 82-72
Scored 703 runs, Allowed 668 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 81-73

Affiliation: Cleveland Indians-AL
Manager: Birdie Tebbetts
Represented: Indianapolis, IN
Ballpark: Owen J. Bush Stadium (Indianapolis, IN), Owen J. Bush Stadium (Indianapolis, IN) and Owen J. Bush Stadium (Indianapolis, IN)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952 / 1954

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Bill Abernathie243343352200020617.
2Dick Aylward287222420014412011021822.
3Jack Baumer24105357312427723273863974.247.338.401.739125342
4Ed Blake27319079101430020812.
5Joe Caffie*224919317319409241321427.231.304.376.67965242
6Norm Camp25151715230000023.
7Bob Chakales25132826241001023.
8Bud Daley*20121614120101004.
9Sam Dente311245304804913012513303725.271.327.323.65015510310
10Tom Ferrick382398211000101.
11Hank Foiles2457149136830510911031.
12Gary Gearhart297819016421459052122235.274.374.421.79469240
13Doug Hansen2438103911518330761019.
14Sam Jones273166601900030416.
15Howie Judson2710128210000012.125.300.125.4251012
16Dick Kinaman27391361191025403152915.210.282.319.60238635
17Jim Lemon25933122663758132124024266.218.331.417.748111631
18Michael Lutz25155550662113059.
19Joe Macko251536065436412722220741046113.234.302.392.6942138710
20Harry Malmberg271315504775512113402375932.254.341.298.63814211410
21Joe Montalvo2718584891760313175.354.466.6671.13232230
22Ray Narleski24332723021004029.
23Milt Nielsen*287115012222375122032513.303.430.410.83950221
24Dave Pope*321546816001011723314248837387.287.369.508.877305753
25Wally Post231335605099914724113312054880.289.354.574.9272921430
26Rudy Regalado23361461262141904203117.325.388.492.88162527
27Howard Rodemoyer231077000000003.
28Al Smith258636231372104207187594641.332.423.6131.036192230
29Dick Tomanek*2234716661210061317.
30Bill Upton24372925141100039.
31Ted Wilks371433110000002.333.333.333.6671000
32George Zuverink283462538900071514.
32 Players26.51555878517770313012225713864367564842.251.331.396.7282051995780
* - 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
1Bill Abernathie2449.3084.26331550133.014975631245511061.45910.
2Ed Blake27147.6673.762929142208.0242101871237664141.34110.
3Norm Camp2523.4005.061541048.0463127324260011.4588.
4Bob Chakales2542.6673.9111102169.0704030732312041.4789.
5Bud Daley*2024.3333.721260046.0472219223211001.5229.
6Tom Ferrick3811.50023
7Sam Jones271012.4553.323127103187.016086691911511811181.4717.
8Howie Judson2714.20010
9Ray Narleski2468.4294.3633103197.0955247538713041.3718.
10Howard Rodemoyer230010
11Dick Tomanek*22138.6193.112823103165.0127795711981588071.3646.
12Bill Upton24106.6253.233621092.08639331332423001.2838.
13Ted Wilks37201.0001.641422.019447141.1827.
14George Zuverink28138.6193.59332260168.018173671344723031.3399.
14 Players26.18272.532155155668
* - 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


Dick Aylward723484154.9875.401
Hank Foiles552182163.9764.353
Dick Kinaman381711831.9844.973
Joe Montalvo16671110.9874.880


Joe Macko15112838720117.9869.07


Harry Malmberg100195269858.9834.64
Jack Baumer56115147829.9704.68
Doug Hansen256059717.9444.76


Al Smith86951641615.9423.01
Jack Baumer35267166.9422.77
Rudy Regalado3340641012.9123.15


Sam Dente1212123581670.9734.71
Harry Malmberg376397820.9524.32


Dave Pope152320862.9822.16
Wally Post13234017123.9672.70
Jim Lemon79142261.9601.82
Joe Caffie4664211.9851.43
Gary Gearhart3859411.9841.66
Milt Nielsen30420001.0001.40
Michael Lutz1327110.9662.15


Bill Upton36822021.0000.83
Bill Abernathie3391711.9630.79
Ray Narleski33410011.0000.42
George Zuverink3382312.9690.94
Sam Jones3183723.9571.45
Ed Blake29144025.9641.86
Dick Tomanek2821612.9470.64
Tom Ferrick2336001.0000.39
Norm Camp1531321.8891.07
Ted Wilks1404001.0000.29
Bud Daley125732.8001.00
Bob Chakales11312001.0001.36
Howie Judson1047001.0001.10
Howard Rodemoyer1015001.0000.60

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Bill Abernathie24RR5' 10.0"190Jan 30, 1929Torrance, CA, US
Herb Adams25LL5' 9.0"160Apr 14, 1928Hollywood, CA, US
Dick Aylward28RR6' 0.0"190Jun 4, 1925Baltimore, MD, US
James Barnhardt25RR6' 0.0"170Sep 17, 1927Easton, PA, US
Jack Baumer24RR5' 11.0"190Oct 24, 1928Tulsa, OK, US
Ed Blake27RR5' 11.0"175Dec 23, 1925East St. Louis, IL, US
Joe Caffie22LR5' 10.0"180Feb 14, 1931Ramer, AL, US
Norm Camp25RR5' 11.0"185Jun 19, 1928West Salem, OH, US
Bob Chakales25RR6' 1.0"185Aug 10, 1927Asheville, NC, US
Bud Daley20LL6' 1.0"185Oct 7, 1932Orange, CA, US
Sam Dente31RR5' 11.0"175Apr 26, 1922Harrison, NJ, US
Nino Escalera23LL5' 10.0"165Dec 1, 1929Santurce, PR
Tom Ferrick38RR6' 2.0"220Jan 6, 1915New York, NY, US
Hank Foiles24RR6' 0.0"195Jun 10, 1929Richmond, VA, US
Gary Gearhart29RL5' 11.0"180Aug 10, 1923New Lebanon, OH, US
Doug Hansen24RR6' 0.0"180Dec 16, 1928Los Angeles, CA, US
Sam Jones27RR6' 4.0"192Dec 14, 1925Stewartsville, OH, US
Howie Judson27RR6' 1.0"195Feb 16, 1926Hebron, IL, US
Dick Kinaman27RR6' 1.0"190Nov 10, 1925Los Angeles, CA, US
Jim Lemon25RR6' 4.0"200Mar 23, 1928Covington, VA, US
Michael Lutz25RR6' 1.0"208Aug 29, 1927
Joe Macko25RR6' 2.0"205Feb 19, 1928Port Clinton, OH, US
Harry Malmberg27RR6' 1.0"170Jul 31, 1925Fairfield, AL, US
Joe Montalvo27R6' 4.0"225Jun 6, 1926New York, NY, US
Ray Narleski24RR6' 1.0"175Nov 25, 1928Camden, NJ, US
Milt Nielsen28LL5' 11.0"190Feb 8, 1925Tyler, MN, US
Dave Pope32LR5' 10.0"170Jun 17, 1921Talladega, AL, US
Wally Post23RR6' 1.0"190Jul 9, 1929St. Wendelin, OH, US
Robert Radley22L6' 0.0"1701931
Rudy Regalado23RR6' 1.0"185May 21, 1930Los Angeles, CA, US
Howard Rodemoyer23RR5' 11.0"190Jan 22, 1930Fredonia, PA, US
Al Smith25RR6' 0.0"189Feb 7, 1928Kirkwood, MO, US
Jim Tolleson22R6' 0.0"180Sep 20, 1930Spartanburg, SC, US
Dick Tomanek22LL6' 1.0"175Jan 6, 1931Avon Lake, OH, US
Bill Upton24RR6' 0.0"167Jun 18, 1929Esther, MO, US
Ted Wilks37RR5' 9.0"178Nov 13, 1915Fulton, NY, US
George Zuverink28RR6' 4.0"195Aug 20, 1924Holland, MI, US

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