1953 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1953 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
Manager(s) Steve O'Neill
Local television WPTZ
WCAU
WFIL
Local radio WIBG
(George Walsh, Gene Kelly)
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The 1953 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 71st in franchise history.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 105 49 0.682 60–17 45–32
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 0.597 13 45–31 47–31
Philadelphia Phillies 83 71 0.539 22 48–29 35–42
St. Louis Cardinals 83 71 0.539 22 48–30 35–41
New York Giants 70 84 0.455 35 38–39 32–45
Cincinnati Redlegs 68 86 0.442 37 38–39 30–47
Chicago Cubs 65 89 0.422 40 43–34 22–55
Pittsburgh Pirates 50 104 0.325 55 26–51 24–53


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1953 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 13–9–1 15–7 13–9 15–7 14–8 20–2 15–7
Chicago 9–13–1 12–10 8–14 9–13 5–17 11–11 11–11
Cincinnati 7–15 10–12 8–14 9–13 12–10 15–7 7–15–1
Milwaukee 9–13 14–8 14–8 14–8–1 13–9–1 15–7 13–9–1
New York 7–15 13–9 13–9 8–14–1 9–13 11–11 9–13
Philadelphia 8–14 17–5 10–12 9–13–1 13–9 15–7 11–11–1
Pittsburgh 2–20 11–11 7–15 7–15 11–11 7–15 5–17
St. Louis 7–15 11–11 15–7–1 9–13–1 13–9 11–11–1 17–5


Game log[edit]

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Phillies tie
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1953 Game Log[1]
Overall Record: 83–71–2
^[a] The second game on July 5 was suspended (Sunday curfew)[27][28] in the top of the seventh inning with the score 0–7 and was completed August 11, 1953.[29][30]
^[b] The original schedule indicated single games on September 20 and 21.[31][32]

Roster[edit]

1953 Philadelphia Phillies
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
3B Jones, WillieWillie Jones 149 481 108 .225 19 70

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
Nicholson, BillBill Nicholson 38 62 13 .210 2 16

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
Roberts, RobinRobin Roberts 44 346.2 23 16 2.75 198

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
Drews, KarlKarl Drews 47 185.1 9 10 4.52 72

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
Hansen, AndyAndy Hansen 30 0 2 3 4.03 17
Peterson, KentKent Peterson 15 0 1 0 6.67 20

Awards and honors[edit]

League leaders[edit]

  • Robin Roberts, National League leader, complete games (33). Nobody had more complete games in one season throughout the 1950s.[33]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Baltimore Orioles International League Don Heffner
A Schenectady Blue Jays Eastern League Skeeter Newsome
A Spokane Indians Western International League Don Osborn
B Terre Haute Phillies Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Hub Kittle
C Salt Lake City Bees Pioneer League Eddie Murphy and Charlie Gassaway
C Granby Phillies Provincial League Al Barillari
D Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League Al Gardella
D Mattoon Phillies Mississippi–Ohio Valley League Jim Deery
D Bradford Phillies PONY League John Davenport

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Spokane, Salt Lake City

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "1953 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com. 
  2. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 18, 1953. p. 12. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Biederman, Lester J. (April 19, 1953). "Weather KO's Series Final With Phillies: Brooklyn Also Here Tomorrow". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. p. 65. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. April 19, 1953. p. 65. Retrieved November 11, 2016. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, ppd. (Rain, sleet, snow, cold weather and wet grounds.) Brooklyn at New York, ppd. (Disagreeable weather.) Chicago at Cincinnati, ppd. (Fur coats over swimming suits needed.) Milwaukee at St. Louis, ppd. (Players not equipped with skills.) 
  5. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 20, 1953. p. 24. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Thomas Repeats Game-Winning Act: Bob Thomson Still A Hero, Leo Finds Out: Shakeup Produces Victory for Giants". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. United Press (UP). May 1, 1953. p. 36. Retrieved November 21, 2016. All the action counts in official averages, but the game must be replayed completely. 
  7. ^ "Baseball Record". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 4, 1953. p. 24. Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  8. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. May 3, 1953. p. 65. Retrieved November 14, 2016. St. Louis at New York, ppd., too much moisture. Chicago at Brooklyn, ppd., dew drops too big. Milwaukee at Philadelphia, ppd., weather too bad to take a chance. 
  9. ^ "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 5, 1953. p. 23. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Baseball Record". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 7, 1953. p. 21. Retrieved November 17, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 8, 1953. p. 23. Retrieved November 17, 2016. 
  12. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. November 8, 1953. p. 26. Retrieved November 17, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Baseball Record". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 9, 1953. p. 8. Retrieved November 18, 2016. 
  14. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 14, 1953. p. 21. Retrieved November 18, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 14, 1953. p. 21. Retrieved November 18, 2016. 
  16. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. May 14, 1953. p. 25. Retrieved November 18, 2016. 
  17. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. May 15, 1953. p. 30. Retrieved November 18, 2016. 
  18. ^ a b "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 18, 1953. p. 28. Retrieved November 20, 2016. 
  19. ^ a b c "Baseball Record". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. June 1, 1953. p. 25. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Baseball Record". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. June 15, 1953. p. 20. Retrieved November 17, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. June 19, 1953. p. 21. Retrieved November 20, 2016. 
  22. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 24, 1953. p. 16. Retrieved November 24, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Baseball". Windsor, ON: The Windsor Daily Star. July 24, 1953. p. 29. Retrieved November 24, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Roberts Wins 18th Game, 5-1: Rain Halts Second Game With Braves: Milwaukee, Phils Play 10 Scoreless Innings in Nightcap". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press (AP). August 1, 1953. p. 10. Retrieved November 25, 2016. The game was halted with Philadelphia runners on first and second and two out in the top of the 11th after [Bob] Miller and [Max] Surkont had put on a skin tight tussle for 10 full innings. It was rescheduled tentatively for September 8. 
  25. ^ "East Coast Is Hard Hit By Storm". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. Associated Press (AP). August 15, 1953. p. 1. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  26. ^ "Baseball". Windsor, ON: The Windsor Daily Star. August 15, 1953. p. 22. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  27. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 6, 1953. p. 16. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  28. ^ "Giants Pummel Brooklyn Pitchers to Whip Leaders 20-6: Hank Thompson Leads Rout With 2 Home-runs, 2 Singles". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. Associated Press (AP). July 6, 1953. p. 19. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  29. ^ "Jul 5, 1953, Phillies at Pirates Play by Play and Box Score". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. July 5, 1953. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  30. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Philadelphia Phillies 4 (2)". retrosheet.org. July 5, 1953. Retrieved November 23, 2016. Game suspended due to curfew and completed 8/11 with new umpires[.] 
  31. ^ "Official National League Schedule for 1953". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. April 14, 1953. p. 17 (Souvenir Edition). Retrieved November 26, 2016. 
  32. ^ "Original Regular Season Schedules". retrosheet.org. Retrieved November 26, 2016. 
  33. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 105, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

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