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1953 Washington Senators season

1953 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Griffith Stadium (since 1911)
  • Washington, D.C. (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Clark Griffith
    Manager(s) Bucky Harris
    Local television WTTG
    Local radio WWDC (FM)
    (Arch McDonald, Bob Wolff, Bailey Goss)
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    The 1953 Washington Senators won 76 games, lost 76, and finished in fifth place in the American League. They were managed by Bucky Harris and played home games at Griffith Stadium. This was their last winning season until 1962.

    Regular season

    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 Washington Senators
    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
    C Fitz Gerald, EdEd Fitz Gerald 88 288 72 .250 3 39
    1B Vernon, MickeyMickey Vernon 152 608 205 .337 15 115

    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
    Davalillo, Yo-YoYo-Yo Davalillo 19 58 17 .293 0 2
    Wood, KenKen Wood 12 33 7 .212 0 3

    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
    Byrne, TommyTommy Byrne 6 33.2 0 5 4.28 22

    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
    Dixon, SonnySonny Dixon 43 120 5 8 3.75 40
    Moreno, JulioJulio Moreno 12 35.1 3 1 2.80 13
    Pearce, JimJim Pearce 4 9.1 0 1 7.71 0

    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
    Lane, JerryJerry Lane 20 1 4 0 4.92 26
    Consuegra, SandySandy Consuegra 4 0 0 0 10.80 0

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Charlotte

    Notes

    References