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1953 Philadelphia Athletics season

1953 Philadelphia Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Connie Mack Stadium (since 1909)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (since 1901)
  • 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 New York Yankees, who would win their fifth consecutive World Series Championship. It was also the penultimate season for the franchise in Philadelphia.

    Offseason

    Regular season

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

    Season standings

    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

    1953 Philadelphia Athletics
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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

    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

    Starting pitchers

    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

    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

    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

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Savannah, Welch

    References

    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

    External links