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1953 Milwaukee Braves

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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92-62, Finished 2nd in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Charlie Grimm (92-62)
GM: John Quinn
Scored 738 runs, Allowed 589 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 93-61

Ballparks: County Stadium · Attendance: 1,826,397 (1st of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 94, Pitching - 92 · one-year: Batting - 94, Pitching - 92

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1952 / 1954 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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Team Batting

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Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 C Del Crandall 23 116 420 382 55 104 13 1 15 51 2 1 33 47 .272 .330 .429 .759 101 164 13 0 5
2 1B Joe Adcock 25 157 640 590 71 168 33 6 18 80 3 2 42 82 .285 .334 .453 .787 108 267 22 2 6
3 2B Jack Dittmer* 25 138 525 504 54 134 22 1 9 63 1 0 18 35 .266 .293 .367 .660 75 185 11 1 2
4 SS Johnny Logan 27 150 668 611 100 167 27 8 11 73 2 2 41 33 .273 .326 .398 .724 92 243 13 7 9
5 3B Eddie Mathews* 21 157 681 579 110 175 31 8 47 135 1 3 99 83 .302 .406 .627 1.033 171 363 6 2 1
6 OF Sid Gordon 35 140 542 464 67 127 22 4 19 75 1 1 71 40 .274 .372 .461 .834 121 214 14 2 4
7 OF Andy Pafko 32 140 568 516 70 153 23 4 17 72 2 1 37 33 .297 .347 .455 .803 112 235 14 3 12
8 OF Bill Bruton* 27 151 668 613 82 153 18 14 1 41 26 11 44 100 .250 .306 .330 .636 70 202 9 6 5
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
9 OF Jim Pendleton 29 120 261 251 48 75 12 4 7 27 6 5 7 36 .299 .323 .462 .785 107 116 5 2 1
10 C Walker Cooper 38 53 150 137 12 30 6 0 3 16 1 0 12 15 .219 .287 .328 .615 64 45 6 1 1
11 2B Harry Hanebrink* 25 51 87 80 8 19 1 1 1 8 1 0 6 8 .238 .291 .313 .603 61 25 0 0 1
12 C Ebba St. Claire# 31 33 83 80 7 16 3 0 2 5 0 0 3 9 .200 .229 .313 .541 43 25 0 0 0
13 1B George Crowe* 32 47 45 42 6 12 2 0 2 6 0 0 2 7 .286 .333 .476 .810 113 20 1 1 0
14 OF Bob Thorpe 26 27 39 37 1 6 1 0 0 5 0 1 1 6 .162 .184 .189 .373 0 7 0 0 1
15 IF Sibby Sisti 32 38 28 23 8 5 1 0 0 4 0 0 5 2 .217 .357 .261 .618 69 6 1 0 0
16 2B Mel Roach 20 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
17 Billy Klaus* 24 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
18 C Paul Burris 29 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
19 P Warren Spahn* 32 38 111 105 6 23 5 0 2 12 0 0 1 22 .219 .226 .324 .550 45 34 1 0 5
20 P Johnny Antonelli* 23 31 68 62 7 11 2 0 0 4 0 0 3 14 .177 .215 .210 .425 14 13 0 0 4
21 P Max Surkont 31 28 66 56 10 16 5 1 0 6 0 0 5 7 .286 .344 .411 .755 101 23 1 0 5
22 P Bob Buhl 24 30 61 53 3 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 18 .113 .145 .113 .259 -30 6 1 0 5
23 P Lew Burdette 26 46 58 53 4 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 .170 .170 .170 .340 -9 9 0 0 5
24 P Don Liddle* 28 31 41 34 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 9 .088 .162 .088 .250 -31 3 0 0 4
25 P Jim Wilson 31 20 40 36 2 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 3 .167 .211 .250 .461 23 9 3 0 2
26 P Vern Bickford 32 20 17 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .067 .125 .067 .192 -47 1 1 0 1
27 P Ernie Johnson 29 36 15 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .071 .071 .071 .143 -62 1 0 0 1
28 P Joey Jay# 17 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
29 P Dave Jolly 28 24 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 218 1 0 0 0
30 P Dave Cole 22 10 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 2.000 2.500 529 4 0 0 0
31 P Virgil Jester 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 27.4 157 5895 5349 738 1422 227 52 156 691 46 27 439 637 .266 .325 .415 .740 96 2221 122 27 80
Rank in 8 NL teams 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 6 8 4 4 6 4 4 4 6
Non-Pitcher Totals 27.3 157 5410 4914 701 1344 215 51 152 662 46 27 421 537 .274 .334 .431 .765 103 2117 115 27 48
Pitcher Totals 28.2 157 485 435 37 78 12 1 4 29 0 0 18 100 .179 .212 .239 .451 20 104 7 0 32
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown; OPS_lg for OPS+ does not include pitchers.

Team Pitching

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Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP Warren Spahn* 32 23 7 .767 2.10 35 32 3 24 5 3 265.2 211 75 62 14 70 148 1 2 3 1055 188 2.97 1.058 7.1 0.5 2.4 5.0 2.11
2 SP Johnny Antonelli* 23 12 12 .500 3.18 31 26 2 11 2 1 175.1 167 83 62 15 71 131 1 0 3 763 124 3.44 1.357 8.6 0.8 3.6 6.7 1.85
3 SP Max Surkont 31 11 5 .688 4.18 28 24 2 11 2 0 170.0 168 82 79 22 64 83 0 2 2 732 94 4.43 1.365 8.9 1.2 3.4 4.4 1.30
4 SP Bob Buhl 24 13 8 .619 2.97 30 18 5 8 3 0 154.1 133 59 51 9 73 83 3 1 1 648 133 3.75 1.335 7.8 0.5 4.3 4.8 1.14
5 SP Jim Wilson 31 4 9 .308 4.34 20 18 2 5 0 0 114.0 107 59 55 16 43 71 3 0 1 491 91 4.38 1.316 8.4 1.3 3.4 5.6 1.65
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
6 CL Lew Burdette 26 15 5 .750 3.24 46 13 24 6 1 8 175.0 177 73 63 7 56 58 5 0 1 741 122 3.50 1.331 9.1 0.4 2.9 3.0 1.04
7 RP Don Liddle* 28 7 6 .538 3.08 31 15 9 4 0 2 128.2 119 54 44 6 55 63 2 0 3 543 129 3.55 1.352 8.3 0.4 3.8 4.4 1.15
8 RP Ernie Johnson 29 4 3 .571 2.67 36 1 10 0 0 0 81.0 79 34 24 4 22 36 3 1 2 331 149 3.27 1.247 8.8 0.4 2.4 4.0 1.64
9 RP Vern Bickford 32 2 5 .286 5.28 20 9 8 2 0 1 58.0 60 35 34 8 35 25 2 1 2 258 75 5.44 1.638 9.3 1.2 5.4 3.9 0.71
10 RP Dave Jolly 28 0 1 .000 3.52 24 0 10 0 0 0 38.1 34 16 15 4 27 23 1 0 1 172 113 4.94 1.591 8.0 0.9 6.3 5.4 0.85
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
11 Dave Cole 22 0 1 .000 8.59 10 0 8 0 0 0 14.2 17 14 14 1 14 13 0 0 1 75 47 4.57 2.114 10.4 0.6 8.6 8.0 0.93
12 Joey Jay 17 1 0 1.000 0.00 3 1 1 1 1 0 10.0 6 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 1 37 3.29 1.100 5.4 0.0 4.5 3.6 0.80
13 Virgil Jester 25 0 0 22.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 4 5 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 14 21 15.09 4.000 18.0 4.5 18.0 0.0 0.00
Team Totals 28.1 92 62 .597 3.30 157 157 85 72 14 15 1387.0 1282 589 508 107 539 738 21 7 21 5860 120 3.74 1.313 8.3 0.7 3.5 4.8 1.37
Rank in 8 NL teams 2 7 1 2 1 5 1 1 1 1 1 5 2
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
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Team Fielding--Totals

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Name Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Joe Adcock 25 157 157 148 1498 1389 96 13 146 .991 9.46 1B
Johnny Antonelli 23 31 26 11 41 6 34 1 3 .976 1.29 4 4 50% 0 P
Vern Bickford 32 20 9 2 17 3 14 0 3 1.000 0.85 4 2 33% 0 P
Bill Bruton 27 150 147 143 421 397 15 9 5 .979 2.75 OF
Bob Buhl 24 30 18 8 40 14 25 1 3 .975 1.30 3 4 57% 0 P
Lew Burdette 26 46 13 6 49 11 37 1 6 .980 1.04 4 5 56% 0 P
Paul Burris 29 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 0 0 0 0 0 C
Dave Cole 22 10 0 0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 0.50 2 0 0% 0 P
Walker Cooper 38 35 34 29 174 165 6 3 1 .983 4.89 0 3 8 3 27% 40% 0 C
Del Crandall 23 108 106 96 637 566 62 9 13 .986 5.81 6 9 29 27 48% 40% 2 C
George Crowe 32 9 0 0 19 17 2 0 1 1.000 2.11 1B
Jack Dittmer 25 138 137 127 656 290 343 23 95 .965 4.59 2B
Sid Gordon 35 137 137 72 261 245 10 6 2 .977 1.86 OF
Harry Hanebrink 25 22 14 12 96 39 55 2 18 .979 4.27 2B-3B
Joey Jay 17 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 P
Virgil Jester 25 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 1 0 0% 0 P
Ernie Johnson 29 36 1 0 21 4 15 2 1 .905 0.53 5 1 17% 1 P
Dave Jolly 28 24 0 0 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 0.33 1 1 50% 0 P
Don Liddle 28 31 15 4 27 5 20 2 2 .926 0.81 2 2 50% 1 P
Johnny Logan 27 150 150 145 796 295 481 20 104 .975 5.17 SS
Eddie Mathews 21 157 157 152 495 154 311 30 33 .939 2.96 3B
Andy Pafko 32 139 136 127 252 241 5 6 1 .976 1.77 OF
Jim Pendleton 29 113 54 42 193 152 35 6 4 .969 1.67 OF-SS
Mel Roach 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2B
Sibby Sisti 32 21 6 3 33 13 18 2 3 .939 1.35 2B-3B-SS
Warren Spahn 32 35 32 24 69 12 53 4 7 .942 1.86 2 3 60% 4 P
Ebba St. Claire 31 27 17 17 118 106 11 1 3 .992 4.33 4 4 11 1 8% 40% 0 C
Max Surkont 31 28 24 11 45 11 32 2 3 .956 1.54 5 3 38% 1 P
Bob Thorpe 26 18 4 4 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 OF
Jim Wilson 31 20 18 5 33 10 23 0 1 1.000 1.65 6 3 33% 1 P
Team Totals 27.5 157 1413 1189 6018 4161 1714 143 169 .976 3.45 10 16 48 31 40% 22% 10
Rank in 8 NL teams 4 4
Name Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Batters

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Name Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Joe Adcock 25 157 640 7 -2 -3 -0 -7 -6 -0.7 24 18 1.6 .496 .496 1.9 -0.8 19 Traded *3
Johnny Antonelli* 23 31 68 -8 1 0 0 7 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 Amateur Free Agent 1
Vern Bickford 32 20 17 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 Free Agency 1
Bill Bruton* 27 151 668 -27 4 -0 8 -1 -16 -1.8 24 8 0.6 .489 .490 0.0 0.6 0 Amateur Free Agent *8O
Bob Buhl 24 30 61 -11 0 -0 0 7 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .484 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 Free Agency 1
Lew Burdette 26 46 58 -8 -0 0 0 6 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 Traded 1
Paul Burris 29 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .486 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 MinorLg Draft /2
Dave Cole 22 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .513 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 Amateur Free Agent 1
Walker Cooper 38 53 150 -8 0 -0 -1 1 -7 -0.8 6 -2 -0.2 .486 .496 -0.1 -0.0 -1 Traded 2
Del Crandall 23 116 420 -1 0 -1 6 4 8 0.7 16 24 2.3 .507 .505 1.8 0.9 18 Amateur Free Agent *2
George Crowe* 32 47 45 2 -0 -0 0 -0 2 0.2 2 4 0.4 .504 .501 0.3 0.0 3 Amateur Free Agent /3
Jack Dittmer* 25 138 525 -20 1 1 -10 6 -21 -2.2 20 -1 -0.3 .485 .487 0.8 -0.4 8 Amateur Free Agent *4
Sid Gordon 35 140 542 14 1 -1 3 -5 12 1.0 20 32 3.0 .508 .507 2.9 -0.3 29 Traded *7O
Harry Hanebrink* 25 51 87 -3 -0 1 0 1 -1 -0.2 3 2 0.2 .497 .499 0.2 0.1 2 Amateur Free Agent 4/5
Joey Jay# 17 3 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .481 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 Amateur Free Agent--bonus baby /1
Virgil Jester 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Amateur Free Agent /1
Ernie Johnson 29 36 15 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 Amateur Free Agent 1
Dave Jolly 28 24 3 0 -0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 Rule 5 Draft 1
Billy Klaus* 24 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .480 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Purchased
Don Liddle* 28 31 41 -7 0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .490 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 Amateur Free Agent 1
Johnny Logan 27 150 668 -3 2 -1 8 9 16 1.5 24 41 3.9 .511 .510 3.3 1.6 33 Amateur Free Agent *6
Eddie Mathews* 21 157 681 56 -0 2 3 1 62 5.8 25 88 8.3 .538 .537 8.2 0.3 85 $10,000 Amateur Free Agent *5
Andy Pafko 32 140 568 9 -0 -2 -3 -6 -2 -0.3 21 19 1.8 .499 .499 2.2 -0.9 22 Traded *O9
Jim Pendleton 29 120 261 2 -1 1 2 -4 0 -0.0 10 10 0.9 .500 .500 0.8 -0.3 8 Traded *O798/6
Mel Roach 20 5 2 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .488 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 Amateur Free Agent--bonus baby /4
Sibby Sisti 32 38 28 -0 -0 -0 -3 1 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .493 .498 0.1 -0.2 1 $11,000 Amateur Free Agent 4/65
Warren Spahn* 32 38 111 -8 -1 0 0 12 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .507 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 Amateur Free Agent 1
Ebba St. Claire# 31 33 83 -7 0 0 -2 1 -8 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .477 .495 -0.2 -0.2 -2 Minor Lg Working Ag 2
Max Surkont 31 28 66 0 -0 0 0 7 8 0.7 0 8 0.7 .526 .505 0.7 -0.0 8 Traded 1
Bob Thorpe 26 27 39 -6 -0 0 -0 -1 -7 -0.7 1 -6 -0.6 .474 .496 -0.5 -0.1 -5 Unknown O7/9
Jim Wilson 31 20 40 -5 -0 -0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $11,000 Traded 1
Team Total 27.4 1846 5895 -37 4 -2 12 51 28 1.1 202 230 20.9 .501 .502 21.6 -0.1 218 $32,000
Name Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Pitchers

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Johnny Antonelli* 23 175.1 31 26 83 4.26 4.66 0.07 0.00 93.3 4.28 2 0.2 2.1 -0.1 1.9 20 .506 .501 Amateur Free Agent
Vern Bickford 32 58.0 20 9 35 5.43 4.60 0.08 0.00 95.0 4.29 -7 -0.7 .7 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .467 .496 Free Agency
Bob Buhl 24 154.2 30 18 59 3.43 4.83 0.07 0.00 91.3 4.34 17 1.7 1.0 -0.1 3.2 33 .558 .511 Free Agency
Lew Burdette 26 175.0 46 13 73 3.75 5.01 0.08 0.00 92.3 4.55 17 1.7 1.1 -0.1 3.4 35 .537 .511 Traded
Dave Cole 22 14.2 10 0 14 8.59 5.16 0.07 0.00 90.7 4.61 -6 -0.6 .1 0.2 -0.2 -5 .440 .496 Amateur Free Agent
Joey Jay 17 10.0 3 1 0 0.00 4.69 0.07 0.00 88.1 4.08 5 0.5 .1 -0.1 0.5 6 .668 .503 Amateur Free Agent--bonus baby
Virgil Jester 25 2.0 2 0 5 22.50 4.54 0.10 0.00 101.4 4.50 -4 -0.3 .6 0.1 -0.3 -4 .333 .498 Amateur Free Agent
Ernie Johnson 29 81.0 36 1 34 3.78 5.14 0.08 0.00 91.2 4.62 8 0.8 .9 -0.2 1.5 17 .523 .505 Amateur Free Agent
Dave Jolly 28 38.0 24 0 16 3.79 4.70 0.07 0.00 94.2 4.36 3 0.3 .7 -0.1 0.6 7 .511 .502 Rule 5 Draft
Don Liddle* 28 128.1 31 15 54 3.79 4.62 0.08 0.00 92.7 4.22 7 0.7 1.6 -0.0 2.0 20 .524 .504 Amateur Free Agent
Warren Spahn* 32 265.2 35 32 75 2.54 4.79 0.07 0.00 93.1 4.39 57 6.2 1.9 -0.1 8.9 85 .678 .539 Amateur Free Agent
Max Surkont 31 170.1 28 24 82 4.33 4.86 0.08 0.00 93.8 4.49 4 0.4 .8 -0.1 2.1 22 .516 .503 Traded
Jim Wilson 31 114.0 20 18 59 4.66 4.80 0.07 0.00 92.2 4.35 -3 -0.3 .9 -0.1 0.8 9 .486 .498 $11,000 Traded
Team Total 28.1 1387.0 316 157 589 3.82 4.81 0.08 0.00 92.7 4.39 100 10.8 1.0 -0.7 24.5 243 .534 .508 $11,000
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1952 / 1954 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics