1953 Abilene Blue Sox Roster

West Texas-New Mexico League (WTNML) - Class: C
Team Record: 43-97
8th in the WTNML
Manager: Ike Palmer (0-0), Hersh Martin (0-0), Ike Palmer (0-0)
Location: Abilene, Texas
Ballpark: Blue Sox Stadium
Attendance: 44,148, Avg. 631
1953 Abilene Blue Sox Statistics

The Abilene Blue Sox of the West Texas-New Mexico League ended the 1953 season with a record of 43 wins and 97 losses, eighth in the WTNML. Ike Palmer, Hersh Martin and Ike Palmer served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Paul ZubakR6'0"185
William PlanteR5'7"155
William PitcherRL6'1"165
Stanley Pekor
Lloyd PearsonLOctober 28, 19225'11"185
Rudy PalmerJanuary 17, 1929Greenbrier, AR US
Ike PalmerLJune 11, 19246'0"185Greenbrier, AR US
Ronald Odekirk
Walt Novak
Harold Niemeyer
Arthur Neal
Jerry MorrisLR
Marcus Morgan
Maurice Mirman
Albert RichardsonLR5'8"165
Manuel RodriguezRR6'0"165
Joe Williams
L. T. Wiley
Larry WhiteLLJanuary 6, 1933
John Webster
Henry Walters
Milton Wallendorf
Duane WahlLR5'11"172
Israel TenR5'6"154
Hershel SteeleR5'10"160
John SingletonAugust 22, 1930
Newt SecrestRROctober 12, 19216'1"195Hope, AR US
Kenneth SakewitzR5'11"185
Joseph Ruiz
Peter Meyers
Juan MejidoL6'2"195
John Flowers
Herbert FleischerLL6'0"178
Weldon DayR5'10"180
Drennon Daves
Larry CumminsRRJuly 9, 19306'2"190Willows, CA US
Bryan Conn
Eddie CarnettLLOctober 21, 19166'0"185Springfield, MO US
Donald CarlineR5'10"180
Donald Burza
Edwin BuczR5'10"175
Curtis Borrett
George Bethany
Quintin BascoApril 4, 1930
George ForkerwaySeptember 1, 1932
James Frederick
William McPherson
Arthur Matherson
Hersh MartinSRSeptember 19, 19096'2"190Birmingham, AL US
Miguel Marquez
Isaac Linden
William Lee
Laurence KelcherRR6'5"190
Harold HoffmanAugust 30, 1926
John Harrison
Nelson Grant
Conrado Gil
Loba Gibson
Michael GazellaR6'2"170
William AkinsR6'0"195

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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