1953 Springfield Cubs Roster

International League (IL) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 51-102
Finished 8th in the IL
Manager: Bruce Edwards (0-0), Jack Sheehan (0-0)
Affiliation: Chicago Cubs
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Ballpark: Pynchon Park
Attendance: 85,281, Avg. 1,115
1953 Springfield Cubs Statistics

The Springfield Cubs of the International League ended the 1953 season with a record of 51 wins and 102 losses, finishing eighth in the IL.

The Cubs scored 532 runs, worst in the league, and conceded 757 runs. Ron Northey led Springfield with 20 home runs and drove in 82 runs, while leading all regular batters by hitting .299. Don Elston topped the team with 9 wins and a team-best 3.7 ERA, best among regular hurlers.

Paul Schramka, Chris Kitsos, Sheldon Jones, Harold Daugherty, Jim Willis, Tony Jacobs, Herb Adams, Don Elston, Jim Brosnan, Ron Northey, Bruce Edwards, Reggie Otero, Nelson Burbrink, John Pyecha, Jack Wallaesa, Vern Fear, Dave Hillman and George Freese were all players from the 1953 Springfield Cubs who played in the Majors during their careers.

Bruce Edwards and Jack Sheehan served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Herb AdamsLLApril 14, 19285'9"160Hollywood, CA US
Robert BortzRApril 23, 19305'11"170
Jim BrosnanRROctober 24, 19296'4"197Cincinnati, OH US
Nelson BurbrinkRRDecember 28, 19215'10"195Cincinnati, OH US
Wes CarrRRApril 4, 19256'3"190Lexington, KY US
Harold DaughertyRROctober 12, 19276'0"180Paris, PA US
Walter DeruckiRRAugust 18, 19265'11"178
Bruce EdwardsRRJuly 15, 19235'8"180Quincy, IL US
Don ElstonRRApril 6, 19296'0"165Campbellstown, OH US
Vern FearSRAugust 21, 19256'0"170Everly, IA US
Ned FolmarRRDecember 14, 19246'1"190Goshen, AL US
George FreeseRRSeptember 12, 19266'0"190Wheeling, WV US
Bob HartigRRSeptember 22, 19306'1"190
Dave HillmanRRSeptember 14, 19275'11"168Dungannon, VA US
Jack HollisRRJanuary 28, 19285'10"175Charlotte, NC US
Gene HooksRMay 15, 19286'1"187Goldsboro, NC US
Tony JacobsSRAugust 5, 19255'9"150Dixmoor, IL US
Sheldon JonesRRFebruary 2, 19226'0"180Tecumseh, NE US
Thomas KerrRR6'2"175
Chris KitsosSRFebruary 11, 19285'9"165New York, NY US
John LiptakR6'0"180
George LongRRFebruary 5, 19306'1"197
Theodore LotzR6'0"180
Robert LudwigR5'10"180
Hal MeekRMay 22, 19306'2"190LaSalle, IL US
Mike MellisRRFebruary 17, 19256'0"185Perth Amboy, NJ US
Ron NortheyLRApril 26, 19205'10"195Mahanoy City, PA US
Reggie OteroLRSeptember 7, 19156'0"165La Habana, La Habana CU
John PyechaRRNovember 25, 19316'5"200Aliquippa, PA US
Scott QuakenbushR5'10"175
Darrell RothrockRLMay 13, 19286'0"200Stewardson, IL US
Joe SabatellaLSeptember 21, 19235'11"190Dunmore, PA US
Paul SchramkaLLMarch 22, 19286'0"185Milwaukee, WI US
Bob SperryLDecember 9, 19256'2"175New Haven, CT US
Elvin StabelfeldRRSeptember 9, 19265'10"190Cherokee, IA US
Eugene TarabildaRR6'1"185
Jack WallaesaSRAugust 31, 19196'3"191Easton, PA US
Jim WillisLRMarch 20, 19276'3"175Doyline, LA US

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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