1953 Omaha Cardinals Statistics

Western League (WL) - Class: A
Team Record: 74-80
5th in the WL
Manager: George Kissell (74-80)
Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Ballpark: Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Attendance: 115,512, Avg. 1,500
1953 Omaha Cardinals Roster

The Omaha Cardinals of the Western League ended the 1953 season with a record of 74 wins and 80 losses, fifth in the WL.

The Cardinals plated 618 runs and allowed 701 runs. Russ Rac topped hitters with significant playing time by hitting .302. Walter Montgomery and Paul Dewey led Omaha with 13 wins each, while Walter Montgomery earned a 2.43 ERA, leading qualifying pitchers.

Players from the 1953 Omaha Cardinals who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Jim King, Larry Jackson, Frank Mancuso, Pidge Browne, Lou Ciola and Hal Smith.

George Kissell 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
Paul Dewey138.6193.394426191.018689721387
Walter Montgomery139.5912.433727196.01707353697
Larry Jackson109.5262.442220162.01395044466
Tony Stathos98.5293.933320142.01387362496
Lou Ciola74.6364.0742084.01005338330
Jerry Mertz57.4174.622914115.01417259942
Gene Swinger48.3333.4223992.0834035442
Robert Heins33.5003.6025885.0784234244
Hoyt Benedict34.4294.9126255.0633730342
Melvin Greer38.2735.34191259.0494435058
Jim Michalec25.2864.3415756.0623827237
Paul Doughty14.2004.5025768.0695434746
Totals7377.4873.6134015200001305.0127866552357687000000

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
Jack Lee15055255214020154.254.254.366.620202
Russ Rac12644444413424823.302.302.547.849243
Jim King13746046012924210.280.280.407.687187
Herb Mancini1465345341241050.232.232.270.502144
Earl Weaver1414784781161603.243.243.295.538141
Gene Faszholz1383783781011941.267.267.347.614131
Pidge Browne80304304891548.293.293.447.740136
Miguel Rivera8828128175721.267.267.317.58489
Hal Smith107339339731011.215.215.260.47588
Hector Mayer8427227262711.228.228.272.50074
Robert Rooney3913413437500.276.276.313.59042
Frank Mancuso4010210220402.196.196.294.49030
Lou Ciola50626216200.258.258.290.54818
Larry Jackson39828215401.183.183.268.45122
Marvin Nevins4710010015211.150.150.220.37022
Paul Dewey4860609000.150.150.150.3009
Eli Russo1132328101.250.250.375.62512
Melvin Greer3948488200.167.167.208.37510
Joseph DiMartino2442427201.167.167.286.45212
Tony Stathos5649497110.143.143.204.34710
Walter Montgomery3765657000.108.108.108.2157
Robert Heins2629296000.207.207.207.4146
Gene Swinger2933335000.152.152.152.3035
Jerry Mertz3041414000.098.098.098.1954
Paul Doughty2617173000.176.176.176.3533
William Hinson1640403001.075.075.150.2256
Jim Michalec1619192000.105.105.105.2112
Hoyt Benedict2612121000.083.083.083.1671
Dick Derganc11550000.000.000.000.0000
Totals18075014501401216175445900000.243.243.330.573165600000


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G
Gene Faszholz1B826934612.9849.012
Pidge Browne1B806954710.9879.275
Earl Weaver2B13934438917.9775.273
Robert Rooney2B1742486.9385.294
Miguel Rivera3B815511525.8722.099
Hal SmithC914484917.9675.462
Marvin NevinsC33136115.9674.455
Frank MancusoC33154111.9945.000
William HinsonC126344.9445.583
Jack LeeOF147298158.9752.129
Jim KingOF1262121211.9531.778
Russ RacOF123218125.9791.870
Paul DeweyP44.000
Lou CiolaP42.000
Walter MontgomeryP37.000
Tony StathosP33.000
Jerry MertzP29.000
Hoyt BenedictP26.000
Robert HeinsP25.000
Paul DoughtyP25.000
Gene SwingerP23.000
Larry JacksonP22.000
Jim MichalecP15.000
Hector MayerSS8014426033.9245.050
Herb ManciniSS6714521618.9535.388
Totals1432364712351720.9663.409

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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