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1953 St. Louis Browns season

1953 St. Louis Browns
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Sportsman's Park (since 1902)
  • St. Louis, Missouri (since 1902)
  • Results
    Record 54–100 (.351)
    League place 8th
    Other information
    Owner(s) Bill Veeck
    Manager(s) Marty Marion
    Local television none
    Local radio KMOX
    (Buddy Blattner, Bill Durney, Milo Hamilton)
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    The 1953 St. Louis Browns season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Browns finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 54 wins and 100 losses, 46½ games behind the AL and World Series champion New York Yankees in their 52nd and final season in the Gateway City. After the season, the Browns moved to Baltimore, where they play today, and became the Baltimore Orioles.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    • May 6, 1953: In his first major league start, the Browns' Bobo Holloman pitched a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Athletics. The twenty-seven-year-old Holloman struck out three, walked five, and helped himself offensively by batting in three of the Browns' runs with a pair of singles in the Browns' 6–0 victory. (Holloman finished the season with a 3–7 record and did not pitch in the major leagues after 1953.)
    • September 27, 1953: The Browns ended their 51-year residence in St. Louis, losing to the Chicago White Sox at home 2–1 in 11 innings[5] to complete a sweep by the White Sox, giving the Browns 100 losses for the year.[6] Official attendance on the unusually-warm day[7][8] was 3,174.[5]

    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

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1953 St. Louis Browns
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    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
    SS Hunter, BillyBilly Hunter 154 567 124 .219 1 37

    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
    Edwards, HankHank Edwards 65 106 21 .198 0 9
    Marion, MartyMarty Marion 3 7 0 .000 0 0
    Miranda, WillyWilly Miranda 17 6 1 .167 0 0

    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
    Larsen, DonDon Larsen 38 192.2 7 12 4.16 96
    [10]

    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
    Brecheen, HarryHarry Brecheen 26 117.1 5 13 3.07 44
    Cain, BobBob Cain 32 99.2 4 10 6.23 36
    Blyzka, MikeMike Blyzka 33 94.1 2 6 6.39 23
    Holloman, BoboBobo Holloman 22 65.1 3 7 5.23 25
    [10]

    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

    Awards and honors

    1953 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

    Casey Stengel kept to his word and named Paige to the 1953 All-Star team despite Paige not having a very good year. He got in the game in the eighth inning. First Paige got Gil Hodges to line out, then after Roy Campanella singled up the middle, Eddie Mathews popped out. He then walked Duke Snider and Enos Slaughter lined a hit to center to score Campanella. National League pitcher Murry Dickson drove in Snider, but was thrown out at second base trying to stretch the hit into a double. Paige ended the year with a disappointing 3–9 record, but a respectable 3.53 ERA. Paige was released after the season when Veeck once again had to sell the team.

    Farm system

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    Notes

    1. ^ Ray Coleman page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Joe DeMaestri page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ a b Neil Berry page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Jay Porter page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ a b "Sep 27, 1953, White Sox at Browns Play by Play and Box Score". Baseball Reference. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
    6. ^ "1953 St. Louis Browns Schedule". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
    7. ^ "Historical Weather For 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA". WeatherSpark. Retrieved October 23, 2014.  Note "Temperature" chart: temperature two days later would be 101°F; on September 27 it was climbing toward that peak with a high of about 85°F
    8. ^ "Average Weather On September 27 For St. Louis, Missouri, USA". WeatherSpark. Retrieved October 23, 2014. The temperature typically varies from 54°F to 74°F and is rarely... above 85°F. 
    9. ^ Bobo Holloman page at Baseball Reference
    10. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/SLB/1953.shtml

    References