1953 Cincinnati Redlegs season

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1953 Cincinnati Redlegs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Powel Crosley, Jr.
Manager(s) Rogers Hornsby
Buster Mills
Local television WCPO-TV
(Waite Hoyt, Bob Gilmore)
Local radio WCPO
(Waite Hoyt, Bob Gilmore)
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The 1953 Cincinnati Redlegs season was a season in American baseball. The team finished sixth in the National League with a record of 68-86, 37 games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers. The team changed its name from "Reds" to "Redlegs" prior to this season in response to rampant American anti-communist sentiment during this time period.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 105 49 -- .682
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 13 .597
Philadelphia Phillies 83 71 22 .539
St. Louis Cardinals 83 71 22 .439
New York Giants 70 84 35 .455
Cincinnati Redlegs 68 86 37 .442
Chicago Cubs 65 89 40 .422
Pittsburgh Pirates 50 104 55 .325

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1953 Cincinnati Redlegs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
OF Greengrass, JimJim Greengrass 154 606 173 .285 20 100
OF Bell, GusGus Bell 151 610 183 .300 30 105
OF Marshall, WillardWillard Marshall 122 357 95 .266 17 62

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Baczewski, FredFred Baczewski 24 138.1 11 4 3.45 58

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Collum, JackieJackie Collum 30 124.2 7 11 3.75 51
Church, BubbaBubba Church 11 43.2 3 3 5.98 12

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Erautt, EddieEddie Erautt 4 0 0 0 5.79 1
Blake, EdEd Blake 1 0 0 0 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League Joe Schultz
A Columbia Reds Sally League Ernie White
B Burlington Flints Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Johnny Vander Meer
C Ogden Reds Pioneer League Earle Brucker, Sr.
D Fitzgerald Pioneers Georgia-Florida League Bob Carson, Charlie Ridgeway
and Bull Hamons
D Jackon Generals KITTY League Mickey O'Neil
D Lawton Reds Sooner State League Tuck McWilliams

References[edit]

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