1953 Vidalia Indians Roster

Georgia State League (GSL) - Class: D
Team Record: 41-82
Finished 8th in the GSL
Manager: Lowell Hamons (0-0), Jake Daniel (0-0), Don Cross (0-0)
Location: Vidalia, Georgia
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 38,665, Avg. 629
1953 Vidalia Indians Statistics

The Vidalia Indians of the Georgia State League ended the 1953 season with a record of 41 wins and 82 losses, finishing eighth in the GSL.

The Indians scored 695 runs, worst in the league, and gave up 909 runs. Jim Burns topped all regular batters by hitting .347. Michael Callahan and Charles Price led Vidalia with 7 wins each, while Fred Plushanski registered a 4.23 earned run average, tops among qualifying pitchers.

Joe Shipley and Jake Daniel both played in Major League Baseball during their careers.

Lowell Hamons, Jake Daniel and Don Cross served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Robert Badour
Edward Bauer
Billy Beale
John BensonR5'10"175
Frank Bettineschi
Kenneth Boyce
Bert BriscoeRSeptember 6, 19345'11"170
John Brown
Jim BurnsLLDecember 29, 19206'2"205Morgantown, WV US
Michael CallahanRR5'8"165
Stanley Colangelo
Darrell CorderRRSeptember 5, 19326'0"175
Don CrossRRNovember 14, 19155'7"165Gold Hill, NC US
Jake DanielLLApril 22, 19115'11"175Roanoke, AL US
Ronald Dawson
Mayes DobbinsApril 15, 1925Cobb County, GA US
Robert DriggersL6'1"177
Charles Feola
Clayton HaneyDecember 15, 1930Limestone County, AL US
Perry Hannah
Ralph Heaton
Allan Heisler
Grady Hollis
Alton Howard
Jackie JonesROctober 18, 19305'11"175
Edward KopaczRR6'4"200
Paul KruppaJuly 7, 1934
Austin McCluskeyRR6'2"190
Frank McGowan
Edwin MenapaceOctober 21, 1926
William MeyersR5'10"170
Richard MusserJune 15, 1934
Thomas O'Neal
William PatrissR5'10"175
Fred Plushanski
Charles PriceRRJanuary 18, 19335'9"150
John Raeburn
Harold ReevesR5'11"180
Philip Richter
Donald RicketsonR6'0"190
John Romeo
Edward RussellLL6'1"185
John SaporitoLR5'11"187
Glenn Schultz
Jack SchultzL6'0"190
Ray Scriptjack
Joe ShipleyRRMay 9, 19356'4"210Morristown, TN US
Robert SterrettApril 25, 1934
Harold Sweet
Frank TepedinoR5'7"147
Larry TrapassoRR6'1"160
Jim VanderbeekLLMarch 11, 19345'10"165Teaneck, NJ US
Louis Watkins
Kenneth Wright
Bill YoungR5'11"180

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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