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1953 Cleveland Indians
Major league affiliations
Location
1953 Information
Owner(s) Myron H. Wilson
General Manager(s) Hank Greenberg
Manager(s) Al Lopez
Local television WXEL
(Bob Neal, Red Jones)
Local radio WERE
(Jack Graney, Jimmy Dudley)

The Cleveland Indians' 1953 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Cleveland Indians attempting to win the American League. Al Rosen became the first third baseman in the history of the American League to win the MVP Award.[1]

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

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Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 99 52 .656 --
Cleveland Indians 92 62 .604 8.5
Chicago White Sox 89 65 .578 11.5
Boston Red Sox 84 69 .549 16
Washington Senators 76 76 .500 23.5
Detroit Tigers 60 94 .325 40.5
Philadelphia Athletics 59 95 .383 41.5
St. Louis Browns 54 100 .351 46.5

Notable transactions

Roster

1953 Cleveland Indians roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Rosen, AlAl Rosen 155 599 201 .336 43 145

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

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

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

Awards and records

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Birdie Tebbetts
A Reading Indians Eastern League Kerby Farrell
B Spartanburg Peaches Tri-State League Jimmy Bloodworth
C Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League Zeke Bonura and Santo Luberto
C Sherbrooke Indians Provincial League Pinky May
D Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Ed Levy
D Green Bay Blue Jays Wisconsin State League Phil Seghi

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fargo-Moorhead, Daytona Beach, Green Bay[5]

Notes

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.152, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Earl Averill, Jr. page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Brooks Lawrence page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Ray Boone page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

References


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