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1953 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1953 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 71st in franchise history.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 105 49 -- .682
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 13 .597
Philadelphia Phillies 83 71 22 .539
St. Louis Cardinals 83 71 22 .439
New York Giants 70 84 35 .455
Cincinnati Redlegs 68 86 37 .442
Chicago Cubs 65 89 40 .422
Pittsburgh Pirates 50 104 55 .325

Roster

1953 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
3B Jones, WillieWillie Jones 149 481 108 .225 19 70

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Nicholson, BillBill Nicholson 38 62 13 .210 2 16

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Roberts, RobinRobin Roberts 44 346.2 23 16 2.75 198

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Drews, KarlKarl Drews 47 185.1 9 10 4.52 72

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Hansen, AndyAndy Hansen 30 0 2 3 4.03 17
Peterson, KentKent Peterson 15 0 1 0 6.67 20

Awards and honors

League leaders

  • Robin Roberts, National League leader, complete games (33). Nobody had more complete games in one season throughout the 1950s.[1]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Baltimore Orioles International League Don Heffner
A Schenectady Blue Jays Eastern League Skeeter Newsome
A Spokane Indians Western International League Don Osborn
B Terre Haute Phillies Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Hub Kittle
C Salt Lake City Bees Pioneer League Eddie Murphy and Charlie Gassaway
C Granby Phillies Provincial League Al Barillari
D Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League Al Gardella
D Mattoon Phillies Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Jim Deery
D Bradford Phillies PONY League John Davenport

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Spokane, Salt Lake City

Notes

References

  • 1953 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference
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