1953 Chicago White Sox season

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1953 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Grace Comiskey
Manager(s) Paul Richards
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton)
Local radio WCFL
(Bob Elson, Don Wells)
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The 1953 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 53rd season in the major leagues, and its 54th season overall. They finished with a record 89-65, good enough for third place in the American League, 11.5 games behind the first place New York Yankees.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 99 52 .656 --
Cleveland Indians 92 62 .604 8.5
Chicago White Sox 89 65 .578 11.5
Boston Red Sox 84 69 .549 16
Washington Senators 76 76 .500 23.5
Detroit Tigers 60 94 .325 40.5
Philadelphia Athletics 59 95 .383 41.5
St. Louis Browns 54 100 .351 46.5

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1953 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Neil Berry, 2B 5 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .125 0
Bob Boyd, 1B,OF 55 165 20 49 6 2 3 23 13 11 .279 1
Chico Carrasquel, SS 149 552 72 154 30 4 2 47 38 47 .279 5
Allie Clark, 1B,LF 9 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 .067 0
Sam Dente, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Bob Elliott, 3B 67 208 24 54 11 1 4 32 31 21 .260 1
Ferris Fain, 1B 128 446 73 114 18 2 6 52 108 28 .256 3
Nellie Fox, 2B 154 624 92 178 31 8 3 72 49 18 .285 4
Rocky Krsnich, 3B 64 129 9 26 8 0 1 14 12 11 .202 0
Sherm Lollar, C 113 334 46 96 19 0 8 54 47 29 .287 1
Fred Marsh, 3B,SS,1B,2B 67 95 22 19 1 0 2 2 13 26 .200 0
Sam Mele, RF 140 481 64 132 26 8 12 82 58 47 .274 3
Minnie Miñoso, LF,RF,3B 151 556 104 174 24 8 15 104 74 43 .313 25
Jim Rivera, CF 156 567 79 147 26 16 11 78 53 70 .259 22
Connie Ryan, 3B 17 54 6 12 1 0 0 6 9 12 .222 2
Bud Sheely, C 31 46 4 10 1 0 0 2 9 8 .217 0
Vern Stephens, 3B 44 129 14 24 6 0 1 14 13 18 .186 2
Bud Stewart, LF,RF 53 59 16 16 2 0 2 13 14 3 .271 1
Bill Wilson, CF 9 17 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 .059 0
Red Wilson, C 71 164 21 41 6 1 0 10 26 12 .250 2
Tom Wright, RF,LF 77 132 14 33 5 3 2 25 12 21 .250 0
Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Luis Aloma, P 24 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 0
Gene Bearden, P 31 21 2 4 0 0 0 3 0 4 .190 0
Tommy Byrne, P 18 18 2 3 0 0 1 5 2 6 .167 0
Sandy Consuegra, P 29 35 1 2 0 0 0 3 1 7 .057 0
Joe Dobson, P 23 29 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 11 .069 0
Fritz Dorish, P 55 41 4 7 0 0 0 1 0 5 .171 0
Mike Fornieles, P 39 41 2 4 1 0 0 5 1 5 .098 0
Earl Harrist, P 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Connie Johnson, P 15 20 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 7 .050 0
Bob Keegan, P 22 28 4 9 0 0 0 5 1 5 .321 0
Lou Kretlow, P 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 0
Billy Pierce, P 42 87 4 11 0 0 0 4 4 16 .126 0
Saul Rogovin, P 22 37 5 5 0 0 0 3 7 9 .135 1
Virgil Trucks, P 24 63 6 15 3 0 1 6 0 10 .238 0
Team totals
156 5212 716 1345 226 53 74 669 600 529 .258 73

Pitching[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
Luis Aloma 2 0 4.70 24 0 2 38.1 41 20 20 7 23 23
Gene Bearden 3 3 2.93 25 3 0 58.1 48 27 19 8 33 24
Tommy Byrne 2 0 10.13 6 6 0 16.0 18 18 18 0 26 4
Sandy Consuegra 7 5 2.54 29 13 3 124.0 122 39 35 9 28 30
Joe Dobson 5 5 3.67 23 15 1 100.2 96 46 41 10 37 50
Fritz Dorish 10 6 3.40 55 6 18 145.2 140 59 55 9 52 69
Mike Fornieles 8 7 3.59 39 16 3 153.0 160 68 61 8 61 72
Earl Harrist 1 0 7.56 7 0 0 8.1 9 7 7 1 5 1
Hal Hudson 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Connie Johnson 4 4 3.56 14 10 0 60.2 55 27 24 4 38 44
Bob Keegan 7 5 2.74 22 11 1 98.2 80 34 30 4 33 32
Lou Kretlow 0 0 3.48 9 3 0 20.2 12 11 8 2 30 15
Billy Pierce 18 12 2.72 40 33 3 271.1 216 94 82 20 102 186
Saul Rogovin 7 12 5.22 22 19 1 131.0 151 82 76 17 48 62
Virgil Trucks 15 6 2.86 24 21 1 176.1 151 60 56 14 67 102
Team totals
89 65 3.41 156 156 33 1403.2 1299 592 532 113 583 714

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Senators American Association Joe Becker
AA Memphis Chicks Southern Association Luke Appling
A Colorado Springs Sky Sox Western League Don Gutteridge
B Waterloo White Hawks Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Zack Taylor
C Topeka Owls Western Association Ira Hutchinson
D Madisonville Miners KITTY League Franklin Robinson
D Danville Dans Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Virl Minnis
D Wisconsin Rapids White Sox Wisconsin State League Wally Millies

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