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1953 Detroit TigersSeason Roster
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Billy Hitchcock played for the 1953 Detroit Tigers
LeagueAmerican LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameTigers
LocationDetroit,Michigan
Record60-94 (6th)League RankthMLB Rankth
BallparkBriggs Stadium
ManagerFred HutchinsonGeneral ManagerCharlie Gehringer
CoachesRick Ferrell (Assistant Coach), Ted Lyons (Assistant Coach), Bob Swift (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance884,658 (Rank: 7th)
Years Available1901-2018

Team History -- 1953 Statistics -- 1953 Roster VR -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1953 Detroit Tigers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1953 baseball season.

1953 Detroit Tigers Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
2Al AberP6-2 195 L-L 1927-07-31 25Cleveland,Ohio MLB1950-19571950-1957West Technical (Cleveland,OH)    
10Matt BattsC5-11 200 R-R 1921-10-16 31San Antonio,Texas MLB1947-19561947-1956   Baylor U.    
38John Baumgartner3B6-1 190 R-R 1931-05-29 22Birmingham,Alabama MLB1953-19531953-1953   Alabama    
2Reno Bertoia2B5-11 185 R-R 1935-01-08 18St. Vido Utine,Italy MLB1953-19621953-1962Assumption College School (Windsor,ON)    
8Ray Boone3B6-1 188 R-R 1923-07-27 29San Diego,California MLB1948-19601948-1960Hoover (San Diego,CA)    
16,35Ralph BrancaP6-3 220 R-R 1926-01-06 27Mount Vernon,New York MLB1944-19561944-1956Davis (Mount Vernon,NY)New York U.    
32Johnny BuchaC5-11 190 R-R 1925-01-22 28Allentown,Pennsylvania MLB1948-19531948-1953      
22Frank CarswellOF6-0 195 R-R 1919-11-06 33Palestine,Texas MLB1953-19531953-1953Davis (Houston,TX)Rice U.    
24Jim DelsingOF5-10 175 L-R 1925-11-13 27Rudolph,Wisconsin MLB1948-19601948-1960Rudolph (Rudolph,WI)    
3Walt Dropo1B6-5 220 R-R 1923-01-30 30Moosup,Connecticut MLB1949-19611949-1961Plainfield (Central Village,CT)Connecticut    
27Hal EricksonP6-5 230 R-R 1919-07-17 33Portland,Oregon MLB1953-19531953-1953      
21Paul FoytackP5-11 180 R-R 1930-11-16 22Scranton,Pennsylvania MLB1953-19641953-1964Technical (Scranton,PA)    
15George Freese3B6-0 190 R-R 1926-09-12 26Wheeling,West Virginia MLB1953-19611953-1961Wheeling Central Catholic (Wheeling,WV)West Virginia U.    
8Owen Friend2B6-1 180 R-R 1927-03-21 26Granite City,Illinois MLB1949-19561949-1956Granite City (Granite City,IL)    
31Ned GarverP5-10 180 R-R 1925-12-25 27Ney,Ohio MLB1948-19611948-1961Ney (Ney,OH)    
2Joe GinsbergC5-11 180 L-R 1926-10-11 26New York,New York MLB1948-19621948-1962Cooley (Detroit,MI)    
34Ted GrayP5-11 175 B-L 1924-12-31 28Detroit,Michigan MLB1946-19551946-1955Highland Park Community (Highland Park,MI)    
18Steve GromekP6-2 180 B-R 1920-01-15 33Hamtramck,Michigan MLB1941-19571941-1957St. Ladislaus (Hamtramck,MI)    
35,39Earl HarristP6-0 178 R-R 1919-08-02 33Dubach,Louisiana MLB1945-19531945-1953      
1Fred Hatfield3B-2B6-1 171 L-R 1925-03-18 28Lanett,Alabama MLB1950-19581950-1958      
20Ray HerbertP5-11 185 R-R 1929-12-15 23Detroit,Michigan MLB1950-19661950-1966      
17Billy Hitchcock3B6-1 185 R-R 1916-07-31 36Inverness,Alabama MLB1942-19531942-1953Union Springs (Union Springs,AL)Auburn U.    
44Billy HoeftP6-3 205 L-L 1932-05-17 21Oshkosh,Wisconsin MLB1952-19661952-1966Oshkosh Christian (Oshkosh,WI)    
21Art HouttemanP6-2 188 R-R 1927-08-07 25Detroit,Michigan MLB1945-19571945-1957Detroit Catholic Central (Novi,MI)    
29Fred HutchinsonP6-2 200 L-R 1919-08-12 33Seattle,Washington MLB1939-19531939-1953Franklin (Seattle,WA)    
35Milt JordanP6-2 207 R-R 1927-05-24 26Mineral Springs,Pennsylvania MLB1953-19531953-1953Clearfield Area (Clearfield,PA)    
25Al KalineOF6-2 180 R-R 1934-12-19 18Baltimore,Maryland MLB1953-19741953-1974Southern (Baltimore,MD)    
26Harvey KuennSS6-2 190 R-R 1930-12-04 22West Allis,Wisconsin MLB1952-19661952-1966Lutheran (Milwaukee,WI)Wisconsin    
30Don LundOF6-0 200 R-R 1923-05-18 30Detroit,Michigan MLB1945-19541945-1954Southeastern (Detroit,MI)Michigan    
14Dave MadisonP6-3 190 R-R 1921-02-01 32Brooksville,Mississippi MLB1950-19531950-1953   Louisiana St    
37Dick MarloweP6-2 170 R-R 1929-06-27 24Hickory,North Carolina MLB1951-19561951-1956   Davidson Col    
28Bob MillerP6-1 185 R-L 1935-07-15 17Berwyn,Illinois MLB1953-19621953-1962J. Sterling Morton East (Cicero,IL)    
6Pat MullinOF6-2 190 L-R 1917-11-01 35Trotter,Pennsylvania MLB1940-19531940-1953Redstone Township (Republic,PA)    
16Hal NewhouserP6-2 192 L-L 1921-05-20 32Detroit,Michigan MLB1939-19551939-1955Murray Wright (Detroit,MI)    
5Bob NiemanOF5-11 195 R-R 1927-01-26 26Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1951-19621951-1962   Kent St    
7Johnny Pesky2B5-9 168 L-R 1919-09-27 33Portland,Oregon MLB1942-19541942-1954Lincoln (Portland,OR)    
4Jerry Priddy2B5-11 180 R-R 1919-11-09 33Los Angeles,California MLB1941-19531941-1953Washington (Los Angeles,CA)    
19Ray ScarboroughP6-0 185 R-R 1917-07-23 35Mount Gilead,North Carolina MLB1942-19531942-1953   Wake Forest U.    
12Steve SouchockOF6-2 203 R-R 1919-03-03 34Yatesboro,Pennsylvania MLB1946-19551946-1955      
19Russ SullivanOF6-0 196 L-R 1923-02-23 30Fredericksburg,Virginia MLB1951-19531951-1953Falmouth (Falmouth,VA)    
9Bob SwiftC5-11 180 R-R 1915-03-06 38Salina,Kansas MLB1940-19531940-1953  
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21Dick WeikP6-3 184 R-R 1927-11-17 25Waterloo,Iowa MLB1948-19541948-1954   Illinois    
18Bill WightP6-1 180 L-L 1922-04-12 31Rio Vista,California MLB1946-19581946-1958McClymonds (Oakland,CA)    
43 Players