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1953 Cleveland Indians (MLB)

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W-L Record: 92-62 .597
Rank: 2nd in American League
Run Differential: 770-627 + 143
Roster Continuity 85.19% 5/16
Manager(s): Al Lopez
General Manager: Hank Greenberg
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Ballpark: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 1,069,176 5/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Bill Lobe
Assistant Coach: Tony Cuccinello
Assistant Coach: Red Kress
Pitching Coach: Mel Harder
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 Cleveland Indians season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    29Al AberP6-2195L-L251950Not draftedMLB--
    1Bobby Avila2B5-10175R-R291949Not draftedMLB--
    15Dick AylwardC6-0190R-R281953Not draftedMLB--
    8Ray Boone3B-SS6-1188R-R291948Not draftedMLB--
    12Lou BrissieP6-4215L-L291947Not draftedMLB--
    20Bob ChakalesP6-1185R-R251951Not draftedMLB--
    6,14Larry DobyOF6-1182L-R291947Not draftedMLB--
    9Luke Easter1B6-4240L-R371949Not draftedMLB--
    19Bob FellerP6-0185R-R341936Not draftedMLB--
    16Hank FoilesC6-0195R-R241953Not draftedMLB--
    8Owen Friend2B6-1180R-R261949Not draftedMLB--
    25Mike GarciaP6-1200R-R291948Not draftedMLB--
    15Joe GinsbergC5-11180L-R261948Not draftedMLB--
    6,14Bill Glynn1B6-0190L-L271949Not draftedMLB--
    27Steve GromekP6-2180B-R331941Not draftedMLB--
    4Jim HeganC6-2195R-R321941Not draftedMLB--
    26Bob HooperP5-11195R-R311950Not draftedMLB--
    22,51Dave HoskinsP6-1180L-R271953Not draftedMLB--
    11,29,41Art HouttemanP6-2188R-R251945Not draftedMLB--
    33Bob KennedyOF-3B6-2193R-R321939Not draftedMLB--
    21Bob LemonP6-0185L-R321941Not draftedMLB--
    17Jim LemonOF6-4200R-R251950Not draftedMLB--
    5Hank Majeski3B5-9180R-R361939Not draftedMLB--
    32Barney McCoskyOF6-1184L-R361939Not draftedMLB--
    3Dale MitchellOF6-1195L-L311946Not draftedMLB--
    7Al Rosen3B5-10180R-R291947Not draftedMLB--
    35Harry SimpsonOF-1B6-1190L-R271951Not draftedMLB--
    32Al SmithOF-3B6-0191R-R251953Not draftedMLB--
    2George StricklandSS-2B6-1180R-R271950Not draftedMLB--
    18Joe TiptonC5-11185R-R311948Not draftedMLB--
    28Dick TomanekP6-1175L-L221953Not draftedMLB--
    37Dick WeikP6-3184R-R251948Not draftedMLB--
    31Wally WestlakeOF6-0186R-R321947Not draftedMLB--
    18,27Bill WightP6-1180L-L311946Not draftedMLB--
    28Ted WilksP5-9178R-R371944Not draftedMLB--
    24Early WynnP6-0200B-R331939Not draftedMLB--

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