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1954 Cincinnati Redlegs

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1953 / 1955

74-80, Finished 5th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Birdie Tebbetts (74-80)
GM: Gabe Paul
Scored 729 runs, Allowed 763 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 74-80

Ballparks: Crosley Field · Attendance: 704,167 (7th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 103

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1953 / 1955 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Bobby Adams 32 R R 5' 10" 160 Dec 14, 1921 9 110 95 110 95 0 0 0 2 93 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 1.2
Fred Baczewski 28 L L 6' 2" 185 May 15, 1926 2 29 22 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Ed Bailey 23 L R 6' 2" 205 Apr 15, 1931 2 73 53 73 61 0 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0.7
Gus Bell 25 L R 6' 1" 190 Nov 15, 1928 5 153 152 153 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 153 0 153 1 0 2.7 All-Star
Jim Bolger 22 R R 6' 2" 180 Feb 23, 1932 3 5 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 -0.1
Bob Borkowski 28 R R 6' 0" 182 Jan 27, 1926 5 73 33 73 39 0 0 3 0 0 0 14 0 22 36 36 0 -0.9
Rocky Bridges 26 R R 5' 8" 170 Aug 7, 1927 4 53 12 53 51 0 0 0 19 13 20 0 0 0 0 4 2 0.3
Jackie Collum 27 L L 5' 7" 160 Jun 21, 1927 4 36 2 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.7
Karl Drews 34 R R 6' 4" 192 Feb 22, 1920 8 22 9 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Nino Escalera 24 L L 5' 10" 165 Dec 1, 1929 1st 73 9 73 23 0 0 8 0 0 1 1 4 10 14 32 28 -0.4
Art Fowler 31 R R 5' 11" 180 Jul 3, 1922 1st 40 29 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.2
Jim Greengrass 26 R R 6' 1" 200 Oct 24, 1927 3 139 137 139 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 137 0 0 137 2 0 2.1
Chuck Harmon 30 R R 6' 2" 175 Apr 23, 1924 1st 94 63 94 70 0 0 3 0 67 0 0 0 0 0 24 4 -0.6
Grady Hatton 31 L R 5' 8" 170 Oct 7, 1922 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.0
Howie Judson 28 R R 6' 1" 195 Feb 16, 1926 7 37 8 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Ted Kluszewski 29 L L 6' 2" 225 Sep 10, 1924 8 149 149 149 149 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.9 All-Star
Hobie Landrith 24 L R 5' 10" 170 Mar 16, 1930 5 48 26 48 42 0 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0.5
Jerry Lane 28 R R 6' 0" 205 Feb 7, 1926 2 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Johnny Lipon 31 R R 6' 0" 175 Nov 10, 1922 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.0
Roy McMillan 24 R R 5' 11" 170 Jul 17, 1929 4 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9
Lloyd Merriman 29 L L 6' 0" 190 Aug 2, 1924 4 73 22 73 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 16 25 49 0 0.6
Dick Murphy 22 L L 5' 11" 170 Oct 25, 1931 1st 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 -0.0
Joe Nuxhall 25 L L 6' 3" 195 Jul 30, 1928 4 36 14 36 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3.4
Jim Pearce 29 R R 6' 6" 180 Jun 9, 1925 4 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Harry Perkowski 31 L L 6' 2" 196 Sep 6, 1922 7 28 12 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9
Mario Picone 27 R R 5' 11" 180 Jul 5, 1926 3 4 1 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Bud Podbielan 30 R R 6' 1" 170 Mar 6, 1924 6 27 24 27 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9
Wally Post 24 R R 6' 1" 190 Jul 9, 1929 5 130 112 130 116 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 115 116 15 0 -0.3
Ken Raffensberger 36 R L 6' 2" 185 Aug 8, 1917 15 6 1 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Cliff Ross 25 L L 6' 4" 195 Aug 3, 1928 1st 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Connie Ryan 34 R R 5' 11" 175 Feb 27, 1920 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0
Moe Savransky 25 L L 5' 11" 175 Jan 13, 1929 1st 16 0 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Andy Seminick 33 R R 5' 11" 187 Sep 12, 1920 12 86 75 86 82 0 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1.8 $17,000
Frank Smith 26 R R 6' 3" 195 Apr 4, 1928 5 50 0 50 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 $10,000
Johnny Temple 26 R R 5' 11" 175 Aug 8, 1927 3 146 140 146 144 0 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2.6
Corky Valentine 25 R R 6' 1" 203 Jan 4, 1929 1st 36 28 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.8
Herm Wehmeier 27 R R 6' 2" 185 Feb 18, 1927 9 13 3 13 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.7
George Zuverink 29 R R 6' 4" 195 Aug 20, 1924 3 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1953 / 1955 Roster (40-man)