1953 Little Rock Travelers Statistics

Southern Association (SA) - Class: AA
Team Record: 66-87
Finished 8th in the SA
Manager: Paul Campbell (66-87)
Affiliation: Detroit Tigers
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Ballpark: Ray Winder Field
Attendance: 104,081, Avg. 1,361
1953 Little Rock Travelers Roster

The Little Rock Travelers of the Southern Association ended the 1953 season with a record of 66 wins and 87 losses, finishing eighth in the SA.

The Travelers scored 643 runs, worst in the league, and conceded 757 runs. Ralph Atkins walloped 34 home runs for Little Rock and drove in 100 runs. David Jaska led all qualifying hitters on the roster with a .329 average, and Milo Johnson topped the team with 16 wins and a team-best 3.82 ERA, best among regular hurlers.

Dutch McCall, Carl Linhart, Chick King, Frank Bolling, George Bullard, Jim Bunning, Paul Campbell, John Baumgartner and Russ Sullivan were all players from the 1953 Little Rock Travelers who played in the Major Leagues during their careers.

Paul Campbell served as manager.


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Pitching:

Player W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Milo Johnson1612.5713.823131154224.0221105952362111403
Verne Williamson1112.4784.033227171210.0204110942010094417
Richard Hoeksema1010.5004.25311881144.0154806844069404
Edward Marchefsky68.4294.38411161148.01728372163647101
Dutch McCall59.3575.05261761132.01278074159858201
Jim Bunning512.2944.56342261158.015198801366124318
Thaddeus Kapuscinski412.2506.46291420110.01458479113549404
Roger Higgins32.6000.84632.04114338
Arthur Edmunds24.3333.862241056.063352492714312
Kenneth Fremming25.2865.122421058.064403343525102
Ivan Johannes101.0007.71614.010212125
Ewell Utley0010.010000
Donald Striegel000.0012.0
Bill Furlong001.8035.042113
Ernest Lawrence01.0005.62516.022910105
Totals6587.4284.43292146062901309.013797426451155250612263320

Batting:

Player GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB DP HBP SH SF IBB
David Jaska1496395568418325415177331.329.407.394.801219010
Chick King15367760797173275952176183.285.351.390.74223718
R. C. Otey1475925335613521115765116.253.320.302.62216117
Carl Linhart12554648570133217106185076.274.346.408.75419838
Ralph Atkins146626533821331013410048684.250.358.463.82124743
Hal Simpson14053347548125142136504938.263.342.383.72518281
George Bullard103394344428015922754445.233.320.346.66611906
Frank Bolling4116215320441003162917.288.327.412.7396300
Jimmy Sady7521918927447172522344.233.319.392.7117416
John Baumgartner3513611817369131801424.305.383.475.8585613
Daniel Ryan581691531432800121129.209.267.261.5284004
Russ Sullivan4912710214274231412417.265.405.431.8364401
John Grice30887792120074104.273.356.299.6552301
Lawrence Ciesielski31109878174001102110.195.358.241.5992110
Jim Bunning41575531631060211.291.316.382.6982100
Dutch McCall26554861311112168.271.352.396.7481901
Verne Williamson368163613000901113.206.324.206.5311307
Richard Hoeksema3863578121001052.211.274.228.5021301
Milo Johnson33898151200070636.148.207.148.3551202
Paul Campbell40484221021014162.238.333.333.6671400
Edward Marchefsky4151443700020412.159.229.159.388703
Maurice Mikesell2157476700041711.149.273.149.422712
Ewell Utley126264510120.192.192.346.5389
Thaddeus Kapuscinski293835350003027.143.189.143.332501
Jack Schultz827274.148.148.148.2964
Louie Schaufele5272724.148.148.148.2964
Kenneth Fremming261716230011019.188.235.375.610600
Jim Warner7551101.200.2001.0001.2005
Arthur Edmunds221311110000015.091.167.091.258101
Roger Higgins6440000000.000.000.000.0000
Ivan Johannes6440000.000.000.000.0000
Mike Mordarski1330000.000.000.000.0000
Ernest Lawrence5330000000.000.000.000.0000
Totals16745685501063912961863690577600578614.259.338.364.70218240217600


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
Ralph Atkins1B1461189661097.9928.596
R. C. Otey2B1453413491175.9844.759
David Jaska3B1201622941133.9763.800
John Baumgartner3B28345647.9573.214
Jimmy SadyC6827623103.9684.3973
Daniel RyanC531902431.9864.0381
Lawrence CiesielskiC271241032.9784.9634
Mike MordarskiC1.000
Chick KingOF15339516132.9692.686
Hal SimpsonOF128241962.9771.953
Carl LinhartOF1202091353.9781.850
Russ SullivanOF2642140.9151.654
John GriceOF2347310.9802.174
Edward MarchefskyP411132001.0001.049
Jim BunningP34101122.913.618
Verne WilliamsonP3254241.9221.469
Milo JohnsonP3171931.897.839
Richard HoeksemaP3142022.923.774
Thaddeus KapuscinskiP29611011.000.586
Dutch McCallP2621211.933.538
Kenneth FremmingP24313021.000.667
Arthur EdmundsP2211210.929.591
Ivan JohannesP6.000
Roger HigginsP6.000
Ernest LawrenceP5.000
Bill FurlongP3.000
Ewell UtleyP1.000
Donald StriegelP1.000
George BullardSS931782193839.9134.269
Frank BollingSS293973128.9033.862
David JaskaSS254268411.9654.400
Maurice MikesellSS12162647.9133.500
Totals148935741422152300.9703.355800

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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