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1953 Philadelphia Athletics
Major league affiliations
1953 Information
Owner(s) Earle Mack & Roy Mack
Manager(s) Jimmy Dykes
Local television WPTZ/WCAU/WFIL
Local radio WIBG
(By Saam, Claude Haring)

The Philadelphia Athletics' 1953 season involved the A's finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 59 wins and 95 losses. During the season, Bob Trice became the first black player in the history of the Athletics.[1]



Regular season


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


1953 Philadelphia Athletics roster
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


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
SS DeMaestri, JoeJoe DeMaestri 111 420 107 .255 6 35

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


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Trice, BobBob Trice 3 23 2 1 5.48 4

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Fricano, MarionMarion Fricano 39 211 9 12 3.88 67
Bishop, CharlieCharlie Bishop 39 160.2 3 14 5.66 66

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Ottawa Athletics International League Frank Skaff
A Williamsport Athletics Eastern League George Staller
A Savannah Indians Sally League Les Bell
B Fayetteville Athletics Carolina League Buck Etchison, Bill Bergeron, Bob Eiziminger and Kemp Wicker
C St. Hyacinthe A's Provincial League John Sosh and Joe Rullo
D Welch Miners Appalachian League Jack Crosswhite
D Cordele A's Georgia-Florida League Joe Rullo and Lew Richardson
D Hopkinsville Hoppers KITTY League Norm Wilson and Ed Wright



  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.199, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Joe DeMaestri page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Sam Zoldak page at Baseball Reference



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