1953 Tulsa Oilers Statistics

Texas League (TL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 83-71
Finished 2nd in the TL
Manager: Joe Schultz (83-71)
Affiliation: Cincinnati Reds
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Ballpark: Texas League Park
Attendance: 154,683, Avg. 2,009
1953 Tulsa Oilers Roster

Playoffs - Tulsa Oilers 4 games, Fort Worth Cats 2
Finals - Dallas Eagles 4 games, Tulsa Oilers 1

The Tulsa Oilers of the Texas League ended the 1953 season with a record of 83 wins and 71 losses, finishing second in the TL.

The Oilers led the circuit with 747 runs. Tulsa yielded 715 runs. Bob Prentice paced the squad with 24 home runs, while Ed Bailey walloped 15 or more as well. Ed Bailey recorded 88 runs batted in. Chuck Harmon topped all qualifying hitters on the roster with a .311 average. Don Mossi paced the squad with 12 wins and a team-best 2.91 ERA, leading pitchers with enough qualifying appearances.

Members of the 1953 Tulsa Oilers who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Chuck Harmon, Tommy Reis, George Lerchen, Lee Wheat, Bob Hazle, Cliff Ross, Jim Bolger, Ed Bailey, Don Mossi, Howie Judson, Nino Escalera and Niles Jordan.

Joe Schultz 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
Don Mossi1212.5002.913925103201.017979651590145403
Howie Judson1101.0001.8014108290.067231854086112
Al McNeilance119.5503.41321682140.01356753124764121
Howard Rodemoyer105.6673.59331351123.0111614975045302
Ed Grenkoski75.5833.8422135296.0975041113241202
Cliff Ross78.4673.98341940122.01097554784566011
Edward Varhely64.6003.76321241103.089554325440501
Ray Petrzelka69.4003.55421360157.0141786258190305
Meredith Murray54.5564.862072074.088494083628011
Niles Jordan45.4444.6215105174.079423893027200
Leon Foulk13.250200.0
Tommy Reis14.2005.241791055.074483272514400
Lee Wheat01.0001200.0
Totals8169.5403.613321470581201235.01169627495885690636314280

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
Chuck Harmon14361556686176241114832553641.311.353.466.820264112
Nino Escalera1336175329516222196471767235.305.389.451.841240211
Bob Prentice147627546921542352478727371.282.367.474.84125908
Ed Bailey1475724856211826421880377104.243.352.443.79521546
Bud Hutson119443373651111941369425970.298.403.475.87817774
Ed Barr1345024117210822512751657387.263.387.428.815176108
Joseph Torpey13250944538101150043146033.227.319.261.57911604
George Lerchen803252755085256339324737.309.414.476.89013121
Michael Lutz8934329349791701168324449.270.372.440.81312942
Ziggy Jasinski622342162161111019111324.282.323.343.6667405
Bob Hazle572171912652153324102025.272.347.429.7778224
Bill Jankowski29101931121211110089.226.287.301.5882800
James Turner407872619311900512.264.312.375.6872701
Don Mossi407162716200500620.258.324.290.6141803
Ray Petrzelka546660615200700510.250.308.283.5911701
John Berdella22746571230030089.185.284.231.5151510
Al McNeilance325348310300300415.208.269.271.5401301
Jack Tanner1328262930170025.346.393.577.9701500
John Liptak15584699001400128.196.362.261.6231200
Dick Zwainz16535018011201310.160.208.260.4681300
Niles Jordan1730243720020044.292.393.375.768902
Meredith Murray20312527110200411.280.379.400.7791002
Howie Judson14383436101300119.176.200.294.4941003
Cliff Ross45433696200200110.167.211.222.433815
Tommy Reis1719171410040013.235.278.294.572501
Ed Grenkoski2233290420040019.138.167.207.374603
Howard Rodemoyer3343315410010041.129.229.161.390508
Leon Foulk2012101300000023.300.417.300.717300
Lee Wheat12981200000015.250.333.250.583200
Edward Varhely3230272200020028.074.138.074.212201
Totals1748590951297401381249621137047833650749.269.355.408.76320930349600


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
Nino Escalera1B115968651895.9838.983
Dick Zwainz1B141089412.9678.357
Bob Prentice1B141255218.9859.286
Bill Jankowski1B1082727.9788.900
Joseph Torpey2B1143362852479.9635.447
Bob Prentice2B4384118622.9714.698
Chuck Harmon3B1101153042830.9373.809
Bob Prentice3B28186393.9002.893
Bill Jankowski3B15112773.8442.533
Ed BaileyC141671711215.9845.2626
James TurnerC1880813.9894.8891
Ed BarrCF107268984.9722.589
Nino EscaleraCF1851010.9812.833
Michael LutzCF1746220.9602.824
George LerchenCF1338020.9502.923
Bud HutsonLF80174531.9842.238
George LerchenLF62129572.9502.161
John LiptakLF11153011.0001.636
Ray PetrzelkaP42142512.975.929
Don MossiP3972632.917.846
Cliff RossP3431431.850.500
Howard RodemoyerP3382120.935.879
Edward VarhelyP32519021.000.750
Al McNeilanceP3252122.929.812
Ed GrenkoskiP2261311.950.864
Meredith MurrayP2011310.933.700
Leon FoulkP203420.778.350
Tommy ReisP174810.923.706
Niles JordanP15312011.0001.000
Howie JudsonP1441320.8951.214
Lee WheatP1220001.000.167
Michael LutzRF6287420.9781.468
Bob HazleRF4871432.9621.562
Chuck HarmonRF1927120.9331.474
Bud HutsonRF18181001.0001.056
Ed BarrRF1210010.909.833
Bob PrenticeSS651002001528.9524.615
Ziggy JasinskiSS601072071931.9435.233
John BerdellaSS213669615.9465.000
Joseph TorpeySS183643412.9524.389
Totals158538761704206394.9643.521700

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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