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1953 CHICAGO CUBS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Chicago,IL
Team Record:  65-89   .422
Result:   7th in National League
Manager(s):  Phil Cavarretta
General Manager:   Wid Mathews
Stadium:  Wrigley Field
Attendance:  763,658
Playoffs:  -

Chicago Cubs affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Dutch Leonard (44)
Youngest Player:  Ernie Banks (22)
Longest Tenure:  Phil Cavarretta (20)
Top Hitter:  Dee Fondy (9)
Top Pitcher:  Warren Hacker (8)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  90.16%
National League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
Brooklyn10549.682--
Milwaukee9262.59713.0
Philadelphia8371.53922.0
St. Louis8371.53922.0
NY Giants7084.45535.0
Cincinnati6886.44237.0
Chi Cubs6589.42240.0
Pittsburgh50104.32555.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
16Bob AddisOFMLB6-0175LeftRight11/6/192527Mineral,OhioUDFA 

11Toby AtwellCMLB5-9185LeftRight3/8/192429Leesburg,VirginiaUDFA 
31Fred BaczewskiPMLB6-2185LeftLeft5/15/192627St. Paul,MinnesotaUDFA 
37Gene Baker2B-3BMLB6-1170RightRight6/15/192528Davenport,IowaUDFA 
14Ernie Banks1B-SSMLB6-1180RightRight1/31/193122Dallas,Texas1953UDFA CHC
7Frank BaumholtzOFMLB5-10175LeftLeft10/7/191834Midvale,OhioUDFA 
12Tommy BrownSS-OFMLB6-1170RightRight12/6/192725Brooklyn,New YorkUDFA 
44Phil Cavarretta1B-OFMLB5-11175LeftLeft7/19/191636Chicago,Illinois1978UDFA TOR
33Bubba ChurchPMLB6-0180RightRight9/12/192428Birmingham,AlabamaUDFA 
36Don ElstonPMLB6-0170RightRight4/6/192924Campbellstown,OhioUDFA 
40Dee Fondy1BMLB6-3196LeftLeft10/31/192428Slaton,TexasUDFA 
11Joe GaragiolaCMLB6-0190LeftRight2/12/192627St. Louis,MissouriUDFA 
18Warren HackerPMLB6-1185RightRight11/21/192428Marissa,IllinoisUDFA 
22Gene HermanskiOFMLB185LeftRight5/11/192033Pittsfield,MassachusettsUDFA 
2Randy Jackson3BMLB6-1180RightRight2/10/192627Little Rock,ArkansasUDFA 
3,4Hal JeffcoatOF-PMLB5-10185RightRight9/6/192428West Columbia,South CarolinaUDFA 
26Sheldon JonesPMLB6-0180RightRight2/2/192231Tecumseh,NebraskaUDFA 
33Bob KellyPMLB6-0180RightRight10/4/192725Cleveland,OhioUDFA 
4Ralph KinerOFMLB6-2195RightRight10/27/192230Santa Rita,New MexicoUDFA 
36Johnny KlippsteinPMLB6-1185RightRight10/17/192725Washington,DCUDFA 
20Dutch LeonardPMLB6-0175RightRight3/25/190944Auburn,IllinoisUDFA 
35Turk LownPMLB6-1185RightRight5/30/192429Brooklyn,New YorkUDFA 
8Clyde McCulloughCMLB5-11180RightRight3/4/191736Nashville,TennesseeUDFA 
22Catfish MetkovichOF-1BMLB6-1185LeftLeft10/8/192032Angels Camp,CaliforniaUDFA 
21Eddie Miksis2B-OFMLB6-0185RightRight9/11/192626Burlington,New JerseyUDFA 
24Paul MinnerPMLB6-5210LeftLeft7/30/192329New Wilmington,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
26Bill MoisanPMLB6-1170LeftRight7/30/192527Bradford,MassachusettsUDFA 
16Howie PolletPMLB6-1175LeftLeft6/26/192132New Orleans,LouisianaUDFA 
5Bob Ramazzotti2B-3BMLB5-8175RightRight1/16/191736Elanora Heights,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
17Bob RushPMLB6-4205RightRight12/21/192527Battle Creek,MichiganUDFA 
9Hank SauerOFMLB6-4199RightRight3/17/191736Pittsburgh,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
15Carl SawatskiCMLB5-10210LeftRight11/4/192725Shickshinny,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
34Bob SchultzPMLB6-3200RightLeft11/27/192329Louisville,KentuckyUDFA 
6Bill Serena3B-2BMLB5-9175RightRight10/2/192428Alameda,CaliforniaUDFA 
30Duke SimpsonPMLB6-1190RightRight9/15/192725Columbus,OhioUDFA 
39Roy SmalleySSMLB6-3190RightRight6/9/192627Springfield,MissouriUDFA 
10Bob TalbotOFMLB6-0170RightRight6/6/192726Visalia,CaliforniaUDFA 
29Preston Ward1B-OFMLB6-3198LeftRight7/24/192725Columbia,MissouriUDFA 
28Jim WillisPMLB6-3175LeftRight3/20/192726Doyline,LouisianaUDFA 
Team PersonnelPosition 
Ray BladesAssistant Coach 
Jack BrickhouseBroadcaster 
Phil CavarrettaManager 
Spud DavisAssistant Coach 
Roy JohnsonAssistant Coach 
Wid MathewsGeneral Manager 
Charlie RootPitching Coach 


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