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1953 Philadelphia Athletics (MLB)

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W-L Record: 59-95 .383
Rank: 7th in American League
Run Differential: 632-799 -167
Roster Continuity 67.59% 12/16
Manager(s): Jimmy Dykes
General Manager: Art Ehlers
Ballpark: Connie Mack Stadium
Attendance: 362,113 15/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Tom Oliver
Assistant Coach: Wally Moses
Assistant Coach: Bing Miller
Assistant Coach: Chief Bender
American League Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1953 Philadelphia Athletics season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    9Joe AstrothC5-9187R-R301945Not draftedMLB--
    3Loren Babe3B5-10180L-R251952Not draftedMLB--
    38Charlie BishopP6-2195R-R291952Not draftedMLB--
    39Harry ByrdP6-1188R-R281950Not draftedMLB--
    7Allie ClarkOF5-11185R-R301947Not draftedMLB--
    25Joe ColemanP200R-R301942Not draftedMLB--
    2Joe DeMaestriSS6-0174R-R241951Not draftedMLB--
    15Frank FanovichP5-11180L-L311949Not draftedMLB--
    37Marion FricanoP6-0170R-R291952Not draftedMLB--
    7,36Tommy Giordano2B6-0175R-R271953Not draftedMLB--
    4Tom Hamilton1B6-4213L-R271952Not draftedMLB--
    18Bill HarringtonP5-11160R-R251953Not draftedMLB--
    1Eddie JoostSS6-0175R-R371936Not draftedMLB--
    22Alex KellnerP6-0200R-L281948Not draftedMLB--
    21Walt KellnerP6-0200R-R241952Not draftedMLB--
    11Don Kolloway2B-1B6-3200R-R341940Not draftedMLB--
    41John MackinsonP5-10160R-R291953Not draftedMLB--
    26Morrie MartinP6-0180L-L301949Not draftedMLB--
    6Carmen MauroOF6-0167L-R261948Not draftedMLB--
    16Ed McGheeOF5-11170R-R281950Not draftedMLB--
    5Cass Michaels2B-SS5-11175R-R271943Not draftedMLB--
    34Rinty MonahanP195R-R251953Not draftedMLB--
    14Ray MurrayC6-3204R-R351948Not draftedMLB--
    20Bobo NewsomP6-2220R-R451929Not draftedMLB--
    17Dave PhilleyOF6-0188B-R331941Not draftedMLB--
    8Eddie Robinson1B6-2210L-R321942Not draftedMLB--
    23Dick RozekP6-0190L-L261950Not draftedMLB--
    24Carl ScheibP6-1192R-R261943Not draftedMLB--
    30Bobby ShantzP5-6142R-L271949Not draftedMLB--
    12Pete Suder2B-3B6-0175R-R371941Not draftedMLB--
    6Kite ThomasOF6-1195R-R301952Not draftedMLB--
    23Bob TriceP6-3190R-R261953Not draftedMLB--
    10Elmer ValoOF5-11190L-R321940Not draftedMLB--
    45Neal WatlingtonC6-0195L-R301953Not draftedMLB--
    7Spider WilhelmSS5-9170R-R241953Not draftedMLB--
    19Gus ZernialOF6-2210R-R301949Not draftedMLB--

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