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1953 Boston Red Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 84-69 .549
Rank: 4th in American League
Run Differential: 656-632 + 24
Roster Continuity 68.49% 11/16
Manager(s): Lou Boudreau
General Manager: Joe Cronin
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Attendance: 1,026,133 6/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: George Susce
First Base Coach: Del Baker
Hitting Coach: Paul Schreiber
Pitching Coach: Bill McKechnie
Third Base Coach: Ski Melillo
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9952.656--
9262.5978.5
8965.57811.5
8469.54916.0
7676.50023.5
6094.39040.5
5995.38341.5
54100.35146.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
37Jim PiersallOF23   58576159
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521110415291912.272.329.354683.082.154.2941.27195.0207654
10Billy Goodman2B27   51473161
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33
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5
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2
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41145711282.313.384.409793.095.200.3170.19257.0210581
38Tom UmphlettOF23   49553140
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5
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594234302711.283.331.376707.093.166.2970.88165.0186538
3Dick Gernert1B24   49473125
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71078882539.253.371.415786.162.326.2660.9323.5205590
22Sammy WhiteC24   47659130
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34
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2
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13
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643229482815.273.318.435753.162.225.2821.6636.6207515
1George Kell3B30   46068141
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735252225310.307.383.483866.176.296.3030.4238.3222520
2Milt BollingSS22   3233085
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281423413134.263.318.353671.090.152.2891.7864.6114362
31Hoot EversOF32   3003972
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31212341349.240.301.390691.150.230.2461.7827.3117330
36Gene StephensOF20   2213045
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18332956221.204.302.290592.086.217.2591.9373.764254
29Floyd Baker3B36   1722247
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024022410125.273.365.320685.047.174.2900.42--55199
5Ted Lepcio2B-SS22   1611738
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11001724125.236.313.360673.124.230.2561.4140.358181
6Johnny LiponSS30   1451831
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0013101416075.214.283.262545.048.152.2401.14--38166
33Del WilberC34   1121627
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2900621115.241.286.500786.259.313.2383.5016.056120
17Mel ParnellP31   94721
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00910416060.223.255.266521.043.096.2694.00--25104
19Mickey McDermottP24   93928
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1301213002.301.316.419735.118.129.3426.5093.03995
9Ted WilliamsOF34   911737
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013
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34011910001.407.509.9011410.495.692.3530.537.082110
32Al ZarillaOF34   671113
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004011413003.194.333.224557.030.224.2410.93--1581
8Billy Consolo3B-2B18   65914
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612223000.215.239.323562.108.123.31711.5065.02167
27Hal BrownP28   58517
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100125140.293.328.431759.138.155.3082.5058.02565
34Karl OlsonOF22   5757
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60019004.123.138.211349.088.105.1289.0057.01258
20Sid HudsonP38   5037
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060124023.140.173.180353.040.060.1522.00--954
21Willard NixonP25   4248
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0030059010.190.277.214491.024.143.2421.80--948
11Gus NiarhosC32   3567
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020144110.200.300.286586.086.171.2261.00--1041
28Bill HenryP25   3226
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0400010001.188.188.281469.094.094.273----932
16Ellis KinderP38   29311
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0020006010.379.379.414793.034.034.478----1230
25Ben FlowersP26   1903
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0010008011.158.158.263421.105.105.273----520
15Marv GrissomP35   180000000004020.000.000.0000.000.000.000----020
23Hersh FreemanP24   1101
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00000003001.091.091.091182.000.000.125----111
15Ike DelockP23   1011
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00000015000.100.182.100282.000.100.2005.00--111
12Jack Merson2B31   40000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
18Frank SullivanP23   401
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00000001000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----14
7Dom DiMaggio36   301
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00000001000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
14Ken HolcombeP34   20000000001010.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
18Bill KennedyP32   201
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00000001010.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----13
14Bill WerleP32   20000000010000.000.333.000333.000.500.0000.00--03
30Clyde Vollmer31   00000000010000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
Batting Totals19435246656138525537101614334549560038099109.264.327.384711.120.213.2831.2151.920175840
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
17Mel Parnell31   2183.06383412520241.02179882151161367001.388.100.564.335.081.17
19Mickey McDermott24   18103.0132308410206.116982699109925101.357.380.394.764.020.84
27Hal Brown28   1164.6630256130166.117794861657627001.419.600.873.093.361.09
20Sid Hudson38   693.5230174062156.016465611349600001.379.460.752.833.461.22
21Willard Nixon25   483.9223155120116.21145751659571001.488.770.464.544.380.97
16Ellis Kinder38   1061.85690005127107.0843022838391101.147.070.673.203.281.03
28Bill Henry25   553.242112413185.2863931433561001.389.000.423.455.861.70
25Ben Flowers26   143.873261113379.1873934624362001.419.910.682.734.101.50
15Marv Grissom35   264.731311111059.1613431530312001.549.310.764.584.731.03
15Ike Delock23   314.41231009148.2602724220220101.6311.020.373.674.041.10
23Hersh Freeman24   145.54182007039.0503124217151001.7211.540.463.923.460.88
18Frank Sullivan23   115.54140001025.2241616311170001.358.311.043.815.881.55
18Bill Kennedy32   003.75160009224.1241310217140001.719.000.756.385.250.82
14Bill Werle32   011.5050002011.27321140000.675.250.750.753.004.00
14Ken Holcombe34   106.003000216.09440311002.0013.500.004.501.500.33
Batting Totals84693.59367153411411237137313336325479258464228301.408.740.603.834.211.10
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Sammy WhiteC1315886899.9860.00
Del WilberC2890720.9800.00
Gus NiarhosC1661512.9850.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick Gernert1B13612238419139.9860.00
Billy Goodman1B2015113618.9650.00
Del Wilber1B2180021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Billy Goodman2B1122673061588.9740.00
Ted Lepcio2B347185325.9810.00
Floyd Baker2B164536112.9880.00
Billy Consolo2B112329110.9810.00
Jack Merson2B13410.8750.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
George Kell3B1241142311023.9720.00
Floyd Baker3B37225736.9630.00
Billy Consolo3B1631853.8080.00
Ted Lepcio3B11101822.9330.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Milt BollingSS1091743212371.9560.00
Johnny LiponSS58851501226.9510.00
Ted LepcioSS201552110.9850.00
Al RichterSS111011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jim PiersallOF1513521557.9870.00
Tom UmphlettOF1363821271.9830.00
Hoot EversOF93161320.9880.00
Gene StephensOF72113240.9660.00
Ted WilliamsOF2631111.9700.00
Karl OlsonOF2431110.9700.00
Al ZarillaOF1817110.9470.00
George KellOF740001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ellis KinderP691071018001.0002.36
Mel ParnellP38241102724.9491.38
Ben FlowersP327941512.9502.16
Mickey McDermottP3220654023.9571.97
Hal BrownP3016682712.9721.90
Sid HudsonP30156132612.9752.25
Ike DelockP234815001.0001.12
Willard NixonP2311671821.9261.94
Bill HenryP218541110.9371.58
Hersh FreemanP183907001.0001.62
Bill KennedyP16242320.7141.87
Frank SullivanP142542001.0002.14
Marv GrissomP135935011.0001.22
Bill WerleP51106011.0004.82
Ken HolcombeP3611001.0003.00


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