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1953 Cleveland Indians (MLB)

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W-L Record: 92-62 .597
Rank: 2nd in American League
Run Differential: 770-627 + 143
Roster Continuity 85.19% 5/16
Manager(s): Al Lopez
General Manager: Hank Greenberg
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Ballpark: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 1,069,176 5/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Bill Lobe
Assistant Coach: Tony Cuccinello
Assistant Coach: Red Kress
Pitching Coach: Mel Harder
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
7Al Rosen3B29   599115201
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5
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43
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1458785484019.336.422.6131035.277.421.3110.5613.9367688
1Bobby Avila2B29   55985160
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3
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8
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55108582721418.286.355.379734.093.200.2900.4769.9212633
6,14Larry DobyOF29   51392135
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5
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29
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1023296121627.263.385.487872.224.413.2921.2617.7250617
3Dale MitchellOF31   50076150
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4
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13
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603142200011.300.354.446800.146.234.2930.4838.5223542
2George StricklandSS27   41943119
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17
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4
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470051520124.284.362.379741.095.217.3151.0283.8159482
6,14Bill Glynn1B27   41160100
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301344655145.243.324.309633.066.168.2831.48137.0127474
4Jim HeganC32   2993765
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1
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9
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37122541148.217.280.348628.130.211.2251.6433.2104329
35Harry SimpsonOF27   2422555
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22001827136.227.284.335619.107.182.2311.5034.681264
31Wally WestlakeOF32   2184272
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46203529246.330.427.495922.165.335.3500.8324.2108259
9Luke Easter1B37   2112664
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310215354013.303.361.445806.142.204.3372.3330.194230
33Bob KennedyOF32   1612238
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22021911107.236.320.323643.087.193.2380.5853.752181
32Al SmithOF25   1502836
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03
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14202025300.240.341.360701.120.267.2701.2550.054173
8Ray BooneSS29   1122127
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21122421033.241.375.393768.152.357.2640.8828.044139
21Bob LemonP32   1121226
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1720720061.232.277.384661.152.232.2672.8656.043125
15Joe GinsbergC26   1091031
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001000144134.284.371.321692.037.165.2950.29--35127
18Joe TiptonC31   1091725
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06
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13001913307.229.359.413772.183.358.2110.6818.245131
25Mike GarciaP29   96824
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00500315062.250.273.302575.052.083.2965.00--29105
24Early WynnP33   911125
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1000717060.275.327.396723.121.198.3102.4330.336104
8Owen Friend2B26   68716
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1300516002.235.288.353641.118.191.2803.2034.02473
22,51Dave HoskinsP27   581015
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900311111.259.306.345651.086.138.3043.6758.02063
19Bob FellerP34   5636
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00100623080.107.194.125319.018.125.1823.83--770
5Hank Majeski2B-3B36   50615
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120038111.300.352.440792.140.200.3252.6725.02255
17Jim LemonOF25   4658
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500315000.174.224.261485.087.152.2335.0046.01249
11,29,41Art HouttemanP25   3435
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0000015020.147.171.176347.029.059.1725.00--637
32Barney McCosky36   2134
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0030014000.190.227.333560.143.190.2354.00--722
26Bob HooperP31   1201
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00000010000.083.154.083237.000.083.0830.00--113
20Bob ChakalesP25   702
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00000001000.286.286.286572.000.000.333----27
16Hank FoilesC24   721
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00000011000.143.250.143393.000.143.1671.00--18
28Dick TomanekP22   50000000003000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
18,27Bill WightP31   50000000002000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
15Dick AylwardC28   30000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
27Steve GromekP33   20000000001010.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
29Al AberP25   00000000020000-1.000-1000---0.00--02
37Dick Weik25   01000000000000-----------00
Batting Totals18955285770142620129160730332960868235090125.270.345.410755.140.256.2851.1233.021655983
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
21Bob Lemon32   21153.36413623541286.228311910716110989001.378.870.503.453.070.89
25Mike Garcia29   1893.24383521330271.22601069818811343001.258.600.602.684.431.65
24Early Wynn33   17123.93363416120251.2234121110191071385001.358.360.683.824.931.29
19Bob Feller34   1073.58252510100175.216378701660601101.278.340.823.073.071.00
22,51Dave Hoskins27   933.982673091112.21025750938550101.248.120.723.034.381.45
11,29,41Art Houtteman25   773.8022136193109.01135646425401001.279.330.332.063.301.60
26Bob Hooper31   544.044300026769.1503731438162001.286.520.524.962.090.42
20Bob Chakales25   022.6773102027.02813821062001.419.330.673.332.000.60
18,27Bill Wight31   213.67200006126.2291211116141001.679.670.335.334.670.88
12Lou Brissie29   007.62160007213.021111121350002.6214.541.389.003.460.38
27Steve Gromek33   113.2751002011.011440380001.279.000.002.456.552.67
28Dick Tomanek22   102.001110009.06321660001.336.001.006.006.001.00
29Al Aber25   117.506000206.06650940002.509.000.0013.506.000.44
28Ted Wilks37   006.754000203.25430320002.0011.250.006.754.500.67
Batting Totals92623.6429015581117415137313116275569251958624201.338.590.603.403.841.13
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jim HeganC10639942113.9760.00
Joe TiptonC4611418011.0000.00
Joe GinsbergC391301052.9660.00
Hank FoilesC710411.9330.00
Dick AylwardC440001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill Glynn1B1351036818133.9930.00
Luke Easter1B5644230954.9810.00
Jim Lemon1B26020.7500.00
Harry Simpson1B2120011.0000.00
Al Rosen1B140011.0000.00
George Strickland1B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bobby Avila2B14034644511114.9860.00
Owen Friend2B1932420141.0000.00
Hank Majeski2B1088021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Al Rosen3B1541743381938.9640.00
Hank Majeski3B713001.0000.00
Al Smith3B20000.0000.00
Owen Friend3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
George StricklandSS12223840017103.9740.00
Ray BooneSS316494824.9520.00
Owen FriendSS8615021.0000.00
Al RosenSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Larry DobyOF1463541063.9840.00
Dale MitchellOF125224271.9700.00
Bob KennedyOF89912001.0000.00
Wally WestlakeOF72128352.9630.00
Harry SimpsonOF69118440.9680.00
Al SmithOF3967260.9200.00
Jim LemonOF1120120.9130.00
Bill GlynnOF260001.0000.00
Hank MajeskiOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bob HooperP4369316021.0002.47
Bob LemonP412863174315.9723.30
Mike GarciaP382711439041.0001.76
Early WynnP362511136021.0001.68
Dave HoskinsP26112718011.0002.01
Bob FellerP251751031051.0002.11
Art HouttemanP22109718011.0002.06
Bill WightP202615011.0002.06
Lou BrissieP161302001.0001.38
Bob ChakalesP7272511.8752.33
Al AberP6602001.0003.00
Steve GromekP51110001.0000.82
Ted WilksP430000.0000.00
Dick TomanekP190010.0000.00


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