1953 Cincinnati Redlegs season

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1953 Cincinnati Redlegs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Powel Crosley, Jr.
General manager(s) Gabe Paul
Manager(s) Rogers Hornsby
Buster Mills
Local television WCPO-TV
(Waite Hoyt, Bob Gilmore)
Local radio WCPO
(Waite Hoyt, Bob Gilmore)
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The 1953 Cincinnati Redlegs season was a season in American baseball. The team finished sixth in the National League with a record of 68–86, 37 games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers. The team changed its name from "Reds" to "Redlegs" prior to this season in response to rampant American anti-communist sentiment during this time period.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 105 49 0.682 60–17 45–32
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 0.597 13 45–31 47–31
Philadelphia Phillies 83 71 0.539 22 48–29 35–42
St. Louis Cardinals 83 71 0.539 22 48–30 35–41
New York Giants 70 84 0.455 35 38–39 32–45
Cincinnati Redlegs 68 86 0.442 37 38–39 30–47
Chicago Cubs 65 89 0.422 40 43–34 22–55
Pittsburgh Pirates 50 104 0.325 55 26–51 24–53


Record vs. opponents

1953 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 13–9–1 15–7 13–9 15–7 14–8 20–2 15–7
Chicago 9–13–1 12–10 8–14 9–13 5–17 11–11 11–11
Cincinnati 7–15 10–12 8–14 9–13 12–10 15–7 7–15–1
Milwaukee 9–13 14–8 14–8 14–8–1 13–9–1 15–7 13–9–1
New York 7–15 13–9 13–9 8–14–1 9–13 11–11 9–13
Philadelphia 8–14 17–5 10–12 9–13–1 13–9 15–7 11–11–1
Pittsburgh 2–20 11–11 7–15 7–15 11–11 7–15 5–17
St. Louis 7–15 11–11 15–7–1 9–13–1 13–9 11–11–1 17–5


Notable transactions

Roster

1953 Cincinnati Redlegs
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
OF Greengrass, JimJim Greengrass 154 606 173 .285 20 100
OF Bell, GusGus Bell 151 610 183 .300 30 105
OF Marshall, WillardWillard Marshall 122 357 95 .266 17 62

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

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
Baczewski, FredFred Baczewski 24 138.1 11 4 3.45 58

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
Collum, JackieJackie Collum 30 124.2 7 11 3.75 51
Church, BubbaBubba Church 11 43.2 3 3 5.98 12

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
Erautt, EddieEddie Erautt 4 0 0 0 5.79 1
Blake, EdEd Blake 1 0 0 0 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League Joe Schultz
A Columbia Reds Sally League Ernie White
B Burlington Flints Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Johnny Vander Meer
C Ogden Reds Pioneer League Earle Brucker, Sr.
D Fitzgerald Pioneers Georgia–Florida League Bob Carson, Charlie Ridgeway
and Bull Hamons
D Jackon Generals KITTY League Mickey O'Neil
D Lawton Reds Sooner State League Tuck McWilliams

References

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