1953 Philadelphia Athletics season

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1953 Philadelphia Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Earle Mack & Roy Mack
Manager(s) Jimmy Dykes
Local television WPTZ/WCAU/WFIL
Local radio WIBG
(By Saam, Claude Haring)
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The 1953 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 59 wins and 95 losses, 41½ games behind the NNew York Yankees, who would win their fifth consecutive World Series Championship. It was also the penultimate season for the franchise in Philadelphia.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

During the season, Bob Trice became the first black player in the history of the Athletics.[3]

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

Roster[edit]

1953 Philadelphia Athletics
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
1B Robinson, EddieEddie Robinson 156 615 152 .247 22 102
SS DeMaestri, JoeJoe DeMaestri 111 420 107 .255 6 35
OF McGhee, EdEd McGhee 104 358 94 .263 1 29

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
Hamilton, TomTom Hamilton 58 56 11 .196 0 5

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
Byrd, HarryHarry Byrd 40 236.2 11 20 5.51 122
Trice, BobBob Trice 3 23 2 1 5.48 4

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
Fricano, MarionMarion Fricano 39 211 9 12 3.88 67
Bishop, CharlieCharlie Bishop 39 160.2 3 14 5.66 66
Coleman, JoeJoe Coleman 21 90 3 4 4.00 18

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
Fanovich, FrankFrank Fanovich 26 0 3 0 5.55 37

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Ottawa Athletics International League Frank Skaff
A Williamsport Athletics Eastern League George Staller
A Savannah Indians Sally League Les Bell
B Fayetteville Athletics Carolina League Buck Etchison, Bill Bergeron,
Bob Eiziminger and Kemp Wicker
C St. Hyacinthe A's Provincial League John Sosh and Joe Rullo
D Welch Miners Appalachian League Jack Crosswhite
D Cordele A's Georgia-Florida League Joe Rullo and Lew Richardson
D Hopkinsville Hoppers KITTY League Norm Wilson and Ed Wright

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Savannah, Welch

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joe DeMaestri page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Sam Zoldak page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 199, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

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