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1953 Pittsburgh PiratesNational League (MLB)
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Joe Garagiola played for the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates
LeagueNational LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknamePirates
LocationPittsburgh,Pennsylvania
Record50-104 (8th)League RankthMLB Rankth
ManagerFred HaneyGeneral ManagerBranch Rickey
CoachesJohn Fitzpatrick (Assistant Coach), Sam Narron (Bullpen Coach), Bill Posedel (First Base Coach), Clyde Sukeforth (Assistant Coach), Honus Wagner (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance572,757 (Rank: 13th)
Years Available1887-2018

Team History -- 1953 Statistics -- 1953 Roster VR -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions
Batting Stats -- Pitching Stats -- Fielding Stats -- Team Personnel

 
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1953 Batting Statistics

TopPREV   NEXT Show Regulars Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Remove Pitchers
UnifPlayerPosBaAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
10Danny O'Connell3bR2614958888173268755345742450013.294.361.401.76223641654.308.107.202.3508.76.40.71.184.023.7    
15Frank ThomasofR241284556811622130102125093230012.255.331.505.83623053510.259.250.358.3729.818.21.95.915.245.7    
18Cal AbramsofL2911944866128106154344587006002.286.368.435.80319531512.311.149.279.36611.313.71.22.929.924.2    
7Paul Smith1bL2211838941110127444302423311008.283.329.380.70914823427.293.097.167.3255.65.41.00.997.320.9    
17Carlos BernierofR2410531048667833115145153410011.213.332.316.6489818366.248.103.271.30813.914.51.00.8103.327.3    
44Hal RiceofL2978286398916144201172202005.311.350.416.76611921305.327.105.161.3485.67.21.31.371.523.6    
5Preston Ward1bL258828135597182713443915006.210.319.327.6469216331.218.117.267.30613.311.80.92.435.127.1    
30Johnny O'Brien2bR2289279286913222211213648009.247.309.330.6399217312.278.083.158.2976.711.51.70.6139.524.6    
27Eddie O'BrienssR228926121625301461173022004.238.289.280.569738282.268.042.126.2686.010.61.80.00.012.9    
12Dick ColessR2797235296413102322382607006.272.374.336.7107914280.306.064.226.33713.69.30.70.00.021.9    
6Mike SandlockcB376418610435001200121913003.231.281.258.539485202.257.027.091.2565.99.41.60.00.011.6    
13Eddie Pellagrini2bR357817416443241911142001001.253.309.362.671639189.267.109.190.3087.410.61.42.143.520.5    
16Pete Castiglione3bR32451591433214211151417004.208.236.308.544497172.206.100.132.2482.98.12.82.339.821.2    
4Ralph KinerofR304114827406172910252120001.270.383.466.8496914175.275.196.372.38614.312.00.84.021.135.0    
11Toby AtwellcL295313911346001700201232008.245.352.288.640406164.268.043.187.31112.27.30.60.00.017.7    
31Vic JanowiczcR2342123103131280153112003.252.287.341.628426131.322.089.122.2873.823.76.21.561.519.4    
28Johnny LindellpR36589111266141500161520006.286.404.505.9094611109.306.219.396.41014.713.80.93.722.842.3    
3Joe GaragiolacL2727739175021410101121002.233.341.384.72528786.250.151.301.33711.612.81.12.336.541.2    
7Gene HermanskiofL33416271100140081410002.177.282.226.50814171.213.049.177.25111.319.71.81.462.09.1    
22Murry DicksonpR3645610700020021104002.115.143.115.2587067.140.000.033.1253.016.45.50.00.00.0    
24Paul LaPalmepL2935596500010011303002.085.100.085.1855063.109.000.017.0891.620.613.00.00.00.0    
14Felipe MontemayorofL2328555640020041330001.109.210.182.39210462.143.073.145.1976.521.03.30.00.066.7    
19Bob FriendpR2232524710010011603001.135.151.154.3058156.194.019.038.1421.828.616.00.00.014.3    
21Dick SmithssR251343470102016600001.163.265.209.4749149.189.046.163.23512.212.21.00.00.014.3    
44Catfish Metkovich1b-ofL322641560117006300000.146.255.268.52311247.135.122.268.25012.86.40.52.141.033.3    
16Brandy DavisofR251239582002020300000.205.205.256.46110239.222.051.000.2080.07.70.00.00.025.0    
36Bob HallpR2937381610120021901000.158.200.263.46310241.278.105.158.2134.946.39.52.438.033.3    
26Roy FacepR2543301410020001004000.133.133.167.3005134.200.034.033.1350.029.40.00.00.025.0    
29Johnny HetkipR315424251202001101001.208.240.417.65710326.217.209.250.2853.93.91.00.00.060.0    
5Dick Hall2bR22724240001111300000.167.200.167.3674025.190.000.042.1764.012.03.00.00.00.0    
23Jim WaughpR192922250001001501001.227.261.227.4885024.294.000.045.2324.220.85.00.00.00.0    
9Ed Fitz GeraldcR29617221001000200000.118.118.176.2943117.133.058.059.1300.011.80.00.00.050.0    
9Nick KobackcR17716120100001401002.125.176.250.4264118.167.125.188.1935.622.24.00.00.050.0    
14Pete NatoncR21612220001002100000.167.286.167.4532014.182.000.167.23514.37.10.50.00.00.0    
20Paul PettitpL21118020000002201000.250.400.250.6502011.333.000.250.32918.218.21.00.00.00.0    
32Roger BowmanpR25307020000001400000.286.375.286.661208.667.000.143.32112.550.04.00.00.00.0    
32Cal HoguepR2535000000000101000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.016.70.00.00.00.0    
10Jack ShepardcR2124010000000200000.250.250.250.500104.500.000.000.2300.050.00.00.00.00.0    
11Howie PolletpL3253110002000001000.333.333.333.666104.333.000.000.3070.00.00.00.00.00.0    
39Bob AddisofL2743000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.066.70.00.00.00.0    
37Bob SchultzpR29112100000001201000.000.333.000.333004.000.000.500.24225.050.02.00.00.00.0    
37Clem Koshorekss-2bR2811000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.0100.00.00.00.00.0    
25Bill MacDonaldpR2440000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00.00.00.00.00.0    
Batting Totals: (43 players)1545253622129717849995714139524715368900117.247.319.356.67518703265902.270.356.209.0008.912.11.41.753.125.1 

1953 Pitching Statistics

TopPREV   NEXT Show Regulars Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
UnifPlayerThAgePosHiLvlWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPctFIPDraftStatusCurrent Org (Level)
22Murry DicksonR36STMLB10194.53452619101134200.22401211012758884001.4910.761.212.603.951.525.43.3454.33    
24Paul LaPalmeL29S/RMLB8164.593524117172176.1191107902064869001.459.751.023.274.391.345.46.3334.18    
28Johnny LindellR36STMLB5164.712723413130175.217310692171161028001.658.860.875.945.230.885.43.2384.67    
19Bob FriendR22S/RMLB8114.90322488020170.2193103931857662101.4710.180.953.013.481.165.43.4214.19    
36Bob HallR29S/RMLB3125.393717206181152.017299911772687001.6110.181.014.264.030.945.86.2004.57    
26Roy FaceR25S/RMLB686.5841132820130119.014590871930563101.4710.971.442.274.241.876.81.4294.48    
29Johnny HetkiR31RelMLB363.955425200313118.11206052933373101.309.130.682.512.811.124.56.3333.79    
23Jim WaughR19S/RMLB456.48291118103090.110870652156233101.8210.762.095.582.290.416.97.4446.96    
32Roger BowmanL25RelMLB044.82302280015065.1654235929363001.448.951.243.994.961.245.79.0004.61    
20Paul PettitL21S/RMLB127.711055004028.0332724120140001.8910.610.326.434.500.708.68.3334.20    
32Cal HogueR25S/RMLB115.21321200019.0191311416101001.849.001.897.584.740.636.16.5006.80    
37Bob SchultzL29RelMLB028.201129003018.226191731051001.9812.541.454.822.410.509.16.0005.75    
11Howie PolletL32S/RMLB1110.66523001012.22715152680002.7019.181.424.265.681.3310.66.5004.80    
25Bill MacDonaldR24S/RMLB0112.2741300107.11210100840002.8214.730.009.824.910.5012.27.0004.77    
35Woody MainR31RelMLB0011.2520200104.05551240001.7511.252.254.509.002.0011.25.0005.34    
Pitching Totals: (15 players)501045.22154154211494105101358152988778816857760744401.5510.131.113.824.021.055.88.325  

1953 Fielding Statistics

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PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
PJohnny Hetki31MLBp54-11892001291.0000.540.25---54100.035.1Fielding by Day
PMurry Dickson36MLBp45-20014344252.9231.070.24---45100.029.2Fielding by Day
PRoy Face25MLBp41-119111201231.0000.560.19---4395.326.6Fielding by Day
PBob Hall29MLBp37-15210234237.8920.890.22---37100.024.0Fielding by Day
PPaul LaPalme29MLBp35-1765234132.8750.800.16---35100.022.7Fielding by Day
PBob Friend22MLBp32-1707363246.9351.340.25---32100.020.8Fielding by Day
PRoger Bowman25MLBp30-6561100171.0000.570.26---30100.019.5Fielding by Day
PJim Waugh19MLBp29-905131119.9470.620.20---29100.018.8Fielding by Day
PJohnny Lindell36MLBof27-1758422252.9621.850.29---5846.617.5Fielding by Day
PBob Schultz29MLBp11-18120031.0000.270.17---11100.07.1Fielding by Day
PPaul Pettit21MLBp10-28260081.0000.800.29---1190.96.5Fielding by Day
PHowie Pollet32MLBp5-12010011.0000.200.08---5100.03.2Fielding by Day
PBill MacDonald24MLBp4-7010011.0000.250.14---4100.02.6Fielding by Day
PCal Hogue25MLBp3-19130141.0001.330.21---3100.01.9Fielding by Day
PWoody Main31MLBp2-4000000.000.00---2100.01.3Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
CMike Sandlock37MLBc-ss64--2904934342.9915.300.00--1564100.041.6Fielding by Day
CToby Atwell29MLBc45--1872072214.9674.600.00--65384.929.2Fielding by Day
CVic Janowicz23MLBc-3b35--1041582127.9373.400.00--74283.322.7Fielding by Day
CJoe Garagiola27MLBc22--82101093.9894.180.00---2781.514.3Fielding by Day
CNick Koback17MLBc6--8200101.0001.670.00--2785.73.9Fielding by Day
CEd Fitz Gerald29MLBc5--13300161.0003.200.00---683.33.2Fielding by Day
CPete Naton21MLBc4--13000131.0003.250.00--2666.72.6Fielding by Day
CJack Shepard21MLBc2--60208.7503.000.00---2100.01.3Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
1BPreston Ward25MLB1b-of78--69364765764.9919.710.00---8888.650.6Fielding by Day
1BPaul Smith22MLB1b-of74--622521053684.9859.110.00---11862.748.1Fielding by Day
1BCatfish Metkovich32MLBof-1b5--47002471.0009.400.00---2619.23.2Fielding by Day
1BJohnny Lindell36MLBof2--1201013.9236.000.00---583.41.3Fielding by Day
1BDick Cole27MLBss-3b1--100011.0001.000.00---971.00.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
2BJohnny O'Brien22MLB2b77--172210748389.9824.960.00---8986.550.0Fielding by Day
2BDanny O'Connell26MLB2b-3b47--107149827264.9705.450.00---14931.530.5Fielding by Day
2BEddie Pellagrini35MLBss-2b31--6972412145.9724.550.00---7839.720.1Fielding by Day
2BDick Cole27MLBss-3b7--161102271.0003.860.00---977.24.5Fielding by Day
2BDick Hall22MLBp7--21231645.9786.290.00---7100.04.5Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
3BDanny O'Connell26MLB2b-3b104--1192211516355.9583.270.00---14969.867.5Fielding by Day
3BPete Castiglione32MLB3b-ss43--448836135.9783.070.00---4595.627.9Fielding by Day
3BEddie Pellagrini35MLBss-2b12--6232131.9352.420.00---7815.47.8Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
SSEddie O'Brien22MLBss-of81--1222072339352.9354.060.00---8991.052.6Fielding by Day
SSDick Cole27MLBss-3b77--1391921240343.9654.300.00---9779.450.0Fielding by Day
SSDick Smith25MLB3b-ss13--185631077.9615.690.00---13100.08.4Fielding by Day
SSEddie Pellagrini35MLBss-2b3--130041.0001.330.00---783.81.9Fielding by Day
SSJohnny O'Brien22MLB2b1--000000.000.00---891.10.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
OFFrank Thomas24MLBof-3b118--3061781331.9762.740.00---12892.276.6Fielding by Day
OFCal Abrams29MLBof112--2051363224.9731.950.00---11994.172.7Fielding by Day
OFCarlos Bernier24MLBof86--220871235.9702.650.00---10581.955.8Fielding by Day
OFHal Rice29MLBof70--1671452186.9732.590.00---7889.745.5Fielding by Day
OFRalph Kiner30MLBof41--71501761.0001.850.00---41100.026.6Fielding by Day
OFPaul Smith22MLB1b-of19--3121034.9711.740.00---11816.112.3Fielding by Day
OFGene Hermanski33MLBof13--26000261.0002.000.00---4131.78.4Fielding by Day
OFFelipe Montemayor23MLBof12--29200311.0002.580.00---2842.97.8Fielding by Day
OFBrandy Davis25MLBof9--2101022.9552.330.00---1275.05.8Fielding by Day
OFCatfish Metkovich32MLBof-1b4--710081.0002.000.00---2615.42.6Fielding by Day

1953 Team Personnel

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Player NameRoleBornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationPos
John FitzpatrickAssistant Coach1904-03-19 49LaSalle,Illinois --   C
Fred HaneyManager1898-04-25 55Albuquerque,New Mexico MLB1922-19291922-1929   3B
Don LindebergScout -- --   SCOUT
Sam NarronBullpen Coach1913-08-25 39Middlesex,North Carolina MLB1935-19431935-1943   C
Bill PosedelFirst Base Coach1906-08-02 46San Francisco,California MLB1938-19461938-1946   P
Branch RickeyGeneral Manager1881-12-20 71Flat,Ohio MLB1905-19141905-1914   C-OF
Clyde SukeforthAssistant Coach1901-11-30 51Washington,Maine MLB1926-19451926-1945   C
Honus WagnerAssistant Coach1874-02-24 79Chartiers,Pennsylvania MLB1897-19171897-1917   SS