1953 West Palm Beach Indians Roster

Florida International League (FIL) - Class: B
Team Record: 57-80
Finished 5th in the FIL
Manager: Whitey Platt (0-0), Bubba Harris (0-0)
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Ballpark: Connie Mack Field
Attendance: 52,077, Avg. 760
1953 West Palm Beach Indians Statistics

The West Palm Beach Indians of the Florida International League ended the 1953 season with a record of 57 wins and 80 losses, finishing fifth in the FIL.

The Indians scored 513 runs, worst in the league, and allowed 620 runs. Whitey Platt led hitters with significant playing time with a .301 average. Bubba Harris topped West Palm Beach with 18 wins and a team-best 2.7 ERA, best among regular hurlers.

Members of the 1953 West Palm Beach Indians who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Bubba Harris, Whitey Platt and Don Plarski.

Whitey Platt and Bubba Harris served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Kenneth AdamsRR5'11"190
Ken BeardsleeRRDecember 7, 19306'1"165Woodville, MI US
Billy BoyetteRRApril 13, 19285'11"155Charlotte, NC US
Gordon BraggLROctober 2, 19275'10"165
James Brown
Donald CallawayLRNovember 18, 19326'0"171
Paul CrawfordLMay 23, 19245'9"190
Richard DotsonLR6'1"185
James DurkinRRJune 1, 19305'10"165
Hector FaberlleS5'9"165
Emmett GrooverR6'2"190
Bubba HarrisRRFebruary 15, 19266'4"204Sulligent, AL US
Robert Harris
Gene HarveyR5'11"165Savannah, GA US
Julius Hlava
Louis JobRR5'11"185
John JonesL5'10"178
Jules LeBoffMay 5, 1927Elizabeth, NJ US
Fred LucianoRR5'10"175Bridgeport, CT US
John LyonsLL6'3"195
Carmelo MaldonadoLL5'6"150
John McCants
John McCulloch
Mack MeeksLMarch 19, 19286'2"195
Gus MontalbanoRJuly 11, 19275'10"180Bronx, NY US
Glenn NobackL6'0"175
Pasquale PescitelliLMay 6, 19295'8"160Amityville, NY US
Don PlarskiRRNovember 9, 19295'6"160Chicago, IL US
Whitey PlattRRAugust 21, 19206'1"190West Palm Beach, FL US
Ralph PrinceR5'10"155
Roger RadaLAugust 12, 19296'1"195
Al ReitzRRFebruary 10, 19045'9"155Evansville, IN US
Ralph RosadoRR5'9"160
Lilburn SmithRROctober 6, 19296'1"175
Rene SolisRRJuly 23, 19255'11"170Victoria de las Tunas, Oriente CU
George SopkoR5'8"160
Gene StewartLDecember 12, 19276'1"180
Frank SulkowskiLL5'11"180
Syd ThriftLLFebruary 25, 19296'3"203Locust Hill, VA US
Thomas VennRR6'2"183

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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