1953 Philadelphia Phillies
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Location
Other information
Owner(s)R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s)R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
Manager(s)Steve O'Neill
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(George Walsh, Gene Kelly)
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The 1953 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 71st in franchise history. They tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for third place in the National League with an 83–71 won–loss record.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 105 49 0.682 60–17 45–32
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 0.597 13 45–31 47–31
Philadelphia Phillies 83 71 0.539 22 48–29 35–42
St. Louis Cardinals 83 71 0.539 22 48–30 35–41
New York Giants 70 84 0.455 35 38–39 32–45
Cincinnati Redlegs 68 86 0.442 37 38–39 30–47
Chicago Cubs 65 89 0.422 40 43–34 22–55
Pittsburgh Pirates 50 104 0.325 55 26–51 24–53

Record vs. opponents

1953 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 13–9–1 15–7 13–9 15–7 14–8 20–2 15–7
Chicago 9–13–1 12–10 8–14 9–13 5–17 11–11 11–11
Cincinnati 7–15 10–12 8–14 9–13 12–10 15–7 7–15–1
Milwaukee 9–13 14–8 14–8 14–8–1 13–9–1 15–7 13–9–1
New York 7–15 13–9 13–9 8–14–1 9–13 11–11 9–13
Philadelphia 8–14 17–5 10–12 9–13–1 13–9 15–7 11–11–1
Pittsburgh 2–20 11–11 7–15 7–15 11–11 7–15 5–17
St. Louis 7–15 11–11 15–7–1 9–13–1 13–9 11–11–1 17–5


Game log

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Phillies tie
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1953 Game Log[1]
Overall Record: 83–71–2
April (9–4–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 14 Giants 1–4 Larry Jansen (1–0) Robin Roberts (0–1) None 1,922 0–1
2 April 15 Giants 8–1 Curt Simmons (1–0) Al Corwin (0–1) None 4,787 1–1
3 April 16 @ Pirates 12–14 Murry Dickson (1–1) Andy Hansen (0–1) None 16,220 1–2
April 17 @ Pirates Postponed (rain and cold, cold weather);[2][3] Makeup: May 21
April 18 @ Pirates Postponed (snow, cold);[3][4] Makeup: May 27 as a traditional double-header
April 19 @ Giants Postponed (cold);[5] Makeup: July 7 as a traditional double-header
4 April 20 @ Giants 2–1 Robin Roberts (1–1) Larry Jansen (1–1) None 2,538 2–2
5 April 21 Dodgers 7–1 Curt Simmons (2–0) Russ Meyer (1–1) None 14,309 3–2
6 April 22 Dodgers 5–4 Karl Drews (1–0) Billy Loes (1–1) None 15,984 4–2
7 April 23 Dodgers 6–1 Robin Roberts (2–1) Johnny Podres (0–2) None 25,508 5–2
8 April 24 Pirates 5–3 Jim Konstanty (1–0) Bob Hall (0–1) None 6,506 6–2
9 April 25 Pirates 7–6 Curt Simmons (3–0) Johnny Lindell (0–2) Andy Hansen (1) 6,265 7–2
10 April 26 (1) Pirates 7–5 Robin Roberts (3–1) Bob Friend (1–1) None see 2nd game 8–2
11 April 26 (2) Pirates 8–1 Karl Drews (2–0) Bill Macdonald (0–1) None 18,490 9–2
12 April 28 Cardinals 5–6 Harvey Haddix (2–1) Jim Konstanty (1–1) Gerry Staley (1) 12,281 9–3
13 April 29 Cardinals 0–1 (11) Al Brazle (1–1) Curt Simmons (3–1) None 16,321 9–4
14 April 30 Cardinals 1–1 (5)[6] None None None 12,870 9–4–1
May (11–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
15 May 1 Braves 2–5 Jim Wilson (1–0) Karl Drews (2–1) None 9,472 9–5–1
May 2 Braves Postponed (rain);[7][8] Makeup: July 21 as a traditional double-header
16 May 3 (1) Cubs 5–1 Robin Roberts (4–1) Bob Rush (2–2) None see 2nd game 10–5–1
17 May 3 (2) Cubs 2–0 Curt Simmons (4–1) Warren Hacker (1–3) None 15,300 11–5–1
18 May 4 Cubs 8–4 Jim Konstanty (2–1) Johnny Klippstein (1–1) None 8,526 12–5–1
May 5 Cubs Postponed (rain);[9] Makeup: June 10 as a traditional double-header
May 6 Redlegs Postponed (rain);[10] Makeup: July 16 as a traditional double-header
May 7 Redlegs Postponed (rain, wet grounds);[11][12] Makeup: August 31 (Game 1) as a traditional double-header
May 8 @ Dodgers Postponed (rain);[13] Makeup: May 9 as a double-header
19 May 9 (1) @ Dodgers 6–7 Ben Wade (2–0) Robin Roberts (4–2) None 19,257 12–6–1
20 May 9 (2) @ Dodgers 8–4 Curt Simmons (5–1) Joe Black (2–2) None 25,025 13–6–1
21 May 10 @ Dodgers 0–5 Billy Loes (4–1) Karl Drews (2–2) None 23,843 13–7–1
22 May 12 @ Cardinals 6–5 Jim Konstanty (3–1) Joe Presko (1–2) Andy Hansen (2) 9,247 14–7–1
May 13 @ Cardinals Postponed (rain, cold, cold and wet grounds);[14][15][16] Makeup: June 27 as a double-header
May 14 @ Cubs Postponed (cold weather);[17] Makeup: August 9 as a traditional double-header
23 May 15 @ Cubs 1–0 Robin Roberts (5–2) Warren Hacker (1–5) None 6,531 15–7–1
24 May 16 @ Braves 3–0 Curt Simmons (6–1) Don Liddle (1–1) None 23,578 16–7–1
May 17 (1) @ Braves Postponed (rain);[18] Makeup: June 16 as a traditional double-header
May 17 (2) @ Braves Postponed (rain);[18] Makeup: May 18
25 May 18 @ Braves 0–4 Bob Buhl (2–1) Karl Drews (2–3) None 22,237 16–8–1
26 May 19 @ Redlegs 6–3 Robin Roberts (6–2) Harry Perkowski (1–3) None 8,561 17–8–1
27 May 20 @ Redlegs 5–14 Joe Nuxhall (1–0) Curt Simmons (6–2) None 2,890 17–9–1
28 May 21 @ Pirates 2–7 Murry Dickson (4–4) Karl Drews (2–4) None 7,507 17–10–1
29 May 23 Dodgers 0–2 Preacher Roe (2–2) Robin Roberts (6–3) None 31,532 17–11–1
30 May 24 Dodgers 2–16 Johnny Podres (1–2) Curt Simmons (6–3) Carl Erskine (1) 24,715 17–12–1
31 May 25 Dodgers 9–11 Bob Milliken (1–0) Jim Konstanty (3–2) Joe Black (2) 22,067 17–13–1
32 May 27 (1) @ Pirates 14–2 Robin Roberts (7–3) Murry Dickson (4–5) None see 2nd game 18–13–1
33 May 27 (2) @ Pirates 6–8 Roy Face (2–0) Karl Drews (2–5) Murry Dickson (2) 16,935 18–14–1
34 May 28 @ Pirates 9–8 Jim Konstanty (4–2) Paul LaPalme (2–4) None 2,437 19–14–1
35 May 29 @ Giants 12–3 Curt Simmons (7–3) Larry Jansen (4–4) None 6,253 20–14–1
May 30 (1) @ Giants Postponed (rain);[19] Makeup: August 15 as a traditional double-header
May 30 (2) @ Giants Postponed (rain);[19] Makeup: August 16 as a traditional double-header
May 31 Giants Postponed (wet grounds);[19] Makeup: August 22 as a traditional double-header
June (17–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
36 June 2 Cardinals 5–0 Robin Roberts (8–3) Cliff Chambers (0–3) None 15,064 21–14–1
37 June 3 (1) Cardinals 3–5 Vinegar Bend Mizell (5–2) Curt Simmons (7–4) Al Brazle (8) see 2nd game 21–15–1
38 June 3 (2) Cardinals 6–5 Steve Ridzik (1–0) Al Brazle (2–3) Andy Hansen (3) 31,104 22–15–1
39 June 4 Cardinals 6–5 (10) Steve Ridzik (2–0) Hal White (0–1) None 8,994 23–15–1
40 June 5 Braves 2–3 (10) Warren Spahn (6–1) Jim Konstanty (4–3) None 16,025 23–16–1
41 June 6 Braves 6–2 Robin Roberts (9–3) Jim Wilson (2–3) None 9,144 24–16–1
42 June 7 (1) Braves 0–6 Johnny Antonelli (6–1) Steve Ridzik (2–1) None see 2nd game 24–17–1
43 June 7 (2) Braves 3–5 Bob Buhl (4–2) Thornton Kipper (0–1) Lew Burdette (4) 20,098 24–18–1
44 June 8 Cubs 7–3 Steve Ridzik (3–1) Paul Minner (2–6) None 2,851 25–18–1
45 June 9 Cubs 10–9 Thornton Kipper (1–1) Dutch Leonard (1–2) None 6,903 26–18–1
46 June 10 (1) Cubs 9–1 Robin Roberts (10–3) Johnny Klippstein (4–5) None see 2nd game 27–18–1
47 June 10 (2) Cubs 8–5 Jim Konstanty (5–3) Warren Hacker (2–10) Karl Drews (1) 15,000 28–18–1
48 June 12 Redlegs 1–4 Jackie Collum (1–1) Thornton Kipper (1–2) None 6,510 28–19–1
June 13 Redlegs Postponed (rain);[20] Makeup: August 31 (Game 2) as a traditional double-header
49 June 14 (1) Redlegs 1–2 Ken Raffensberger (2–6) Robin Roberts (10–4) None see 2nd game 28–20–1
50 June 14 (2) Redlegs 4–1 Karl Drews (3–5) Joe Nuxhall (3–3) Bob Miller (1) 9,391 29–20–1
51 June 16 (1) @ Braves 5–6 (10) Lew Burdette (6–0) Kent Peterson (0–1) None see 2nd game 29–21–1
52 June 16 (2) @ Braves 2–3 Max Surkont (9–1) Jim Konstanty (5–4) None 33,962 29–22–1
53 June 17 @ Braves 6–9 Warren Spahn (8–1) Bob Miller (0–1) Lew Burdette (6) 32,771 29–23–1
June 18 @ Braves Postponed (rain);[21] Makeup: July 31 as a traditional double-header
54 June 19 @ Redlegs 10–3 Robin Roberts (11–4) Ken Raffensberger (2–7) None 10,780 30–23–1
55 June 20 @ Redlegs 3–1 Karl Drews (4–5) Joe Nuxhall (3–4) Bob Miller (2) 4,043 31–23–1
56 June 21 (1) @ Redlegs 5–2 Jim Konstanty (6–4) Harry Perkowski (1–6) None see 2nd game 32–23–1
57 June 21 (2) @ Redlegs 3–5 Fred Baczewski (1–0) Steve Ridzik (3–2) None 14,992 32–24–1
58 June 23 @ Cubs 6–1 Robin Roberts (12–4) Bob Rush (4–7) None 7,919 33–24–1
59 June 24 @ Cubs 8–2 Karl Drews (5–5) Paul Minner (3–8) None 7,220 34–24–1
60 June 25 @ Cubs 13–2 Jim Konstanty (7–4) Howie Pollet (2–3) None 6,135 35–24–1
61 June 26 @ Cardinals 0–7 Stu Miller (2–3) Steve Ridzik (3–3) None 11,317 35–25–1
62 June 27 (1) @ Cardinals 4–7 Gerry Staley (11–2) Robin Roberts (12–5) None 7,407 35–26–1
63 June 27 (2) @ Cardinals 3–4 Harvey Haddix (10–3) Bob Miller (0–2) None 17,075 35–27–1
64 June 28 @ Cardinals 4–3 (11) Jim Konstanty (8–4) Hal White (1–2) None 17,710 36–27–1
65 June 30 @ Dodgers 10–9 (10) Jim Konstanty (9–4) Joe Black (5–3) Karl Drews (2) 23,956 37–27–1
July (17–15–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
66 July 1 @ Dodgers 4–5 (10) Johnny Podres (3–2) Robin Roberts (12–6) None 19,376 37–28–1
67 July 2 @ Dodgers 0–8 Carl Erskine (6–4) Karl Drews (5–6) None 9,223 37–29–1
68 July 3 Giants 5–1 Jim Konstanty (10–4) Larry Jansen (7–7) None 4,499 38–29–1
69 July 4 (1) Giants 2–4 Rubén Gómez (5–4) Curt Simmons (7–5) Hoyt Wilhelm (14) see 2nd game 38–30–1
70 July 4 (2) Giants 10–4 Thornton Kipper (2–2) Jim Hearn (6–5) None 23,664 39–30–1
71 July 5 (1) @ Pirates 2–0 (10) Robin Roberts (13–6) Murry Dickson (7–9) None see 2nd game 40–30–1
72 July 5 (2) @ Pirates 4–7[a] Jim Waugh (1–0) Steve Ridzik (3–4) Paul LaPalme (1) 11,404 40–31–1
73 July 6 @ Giants 0–6 Al Worthington (1–0) Bob Miller (0–3) None 6,650 40–32–1
74 July 7 (1) @ Giants 3–5 Marv Grissom (3–6) Jim Konstanty (10–5) Hoyt Wilhelm (15) see 2nd game 40–33–1
75 July 7 (2) @ Giants 1–9 Al Corwin (5–2) Thornton Kipper (2–3) None 34,736 40–34–1
76 July 8 Dodgers 4–8 Billy Loes (11–5) Karl Drews (5–7) None 22,601 40–35–1
77 July 9 Dodgers 6–5 Bob Miller (1–3) Jim Hughes (2–2) Jim Konstanty (1) 21,989 41–35–1
78 July 10 Pirates 13–3 Curt Simmons (8–5) Murry Dickson (7–10) None 6,466 42–35–1
79 July 11 Pirates 8–4 Steve Ridzik (4–4) Murry Dickson (7–11) None 3,608 43–35–1
80 July 12 (1) Pirates 6–4 Robin Roberts (14–6) Roy Face (3–3) None see 2nd game 44–35–1
81 July 12 (2) Pirates 6–5 Steve Ridzik (5–4) Paul LaPalme (3–10) None 10,806 45–35–1
July 14 1953 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Crosley Field in Cincinnati
82 July 16 (1) Redlegs 3–1 Robin Roberts (15–6) Bud Podbielan (5–9) None see 2nd game 46–35–1
83 July 16 (2) Redlegs 3–2 Bob Miller (2–3) Ken Raffensberger (5–8) None 19,834 47–35–1
84 July 17 Redlegs 2–3 Harry Perkowski (7–7) Curt Simmons (8–6) Clyde King (2) 6,013 47–36–1
85 July 18 Redlegs 0–11 Jackie Collum (3–4) Jim Konstanty (10–6) None 3,201 47–37–1
86 July 19 (1) Cubs 3–5 Paul Minner (6–10) Karl Drews (5–8) Howie Pollet (1) see 2nd game 47–38–1
87 July 19 (2) Cubs 6–5 Thornton Kipper (3–3) Johnny Klippstein (5–8) None 8,689 48–38–1
88 July 21 (1) Braves 10–0 Robin Roberts (16–6) Bob Buhl (6–5) None see 2nd game 49–38–1
89 July 21 (2) Braves 3–7 Johnny Antonelli (9–5) Curt Simmons (8–7) None 35,174 49–39–1
90 July 22 Braves 6–3 Jim Konstanty (11–6) Warren Spahn (12–4) Karl Drews (3) 12,756 50–39–1
July 23 Braves Postponed (rain, wet grounds);[22][23] Makeup: August 25 as a traditional double-header
91 July 24 Cardinals 2–1 Bob Miller (3–3) Harvey Haddix (11–4) None 15,953 51–39–1
92 July 25 Cardinals 3–0 Robin Roberts (17–6) Vinegar Bend Mizell (8–6) None 27,003 52–39–1
93 July 26 Cardinals 6–8 Al Brazle (4–4) Curt Simmons (8–8) None 14,436 52–40–1
94 July 28 @ Redlegs 4–5 Harry Perkowski (9–7) Bob Miller (3–4) None 15,533 52–41–1
95 July 29 @ Redlegs 4–13 Jackie Collum (4–5) Robin Roberts (17–7) None 13,282 52–42–1
96 July 30 @ Redlegs 17–8 Steve Ridzik (6–4) Frank Smith (5–1) None 2,773 53–42–1
97 July 31 (1) @ Braves 5–1 Robin Roberts (18–7) Johnny Antonelli (9–7) None see 2nd game 54–42–1
98 July 31 (2) @ Braves 0–0 (12)[24] None None None 29,802 54–42–2
August (19–17)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
99 August 1 @ Braves 0–5 Warren Spahn (14–4) Jim Konstanty (11–7) None 23,791 54–43–2
100 August 2 (1) @ Braves 4–1 Curt Simmons (9–8) Don Liddle (4–4) None see 2nd game 55–43–2
101 August 2 (2) @ Braves 1–6 Bob Buhl (8–5) Steve Ridzik (6–5) None 31,300 55–44–2
102 August 3 @ Cardinals 3–8 Vinegar Bend Mizell (9–6) Jim Konstanty (11–8) Al Brazle (11) 11,580 55–45–2
103 August 4 @ Cardinals 8–1 Robin Roberts (19–7) Gerry Staley (13–6) None 12,636 56–45–2
104 August 5 @ Cardinals 7–3 Bob Miller (4–4) Willard Schmidt (0–1) None 6,538 57–45–2
105 August 6 @ Cardinals 0–2 Harvey Haddix (14–4) Curt Simmons (9–9) None 9,073 57–46–2
106 August 7 @ Cubs 5–4 Steve Ridzik (7–5) Paul Minner (7–12) Jim Konstanty (2) 4,499 58–46–2
107 August 8 @ Cubs 1–4 Howie Pollet (4–4) Robin Roberts (19–8) None 12,636 58–47–2
108 August 9 (1) @ Cubs 7–0 Bob Miller (5–4) Bob Rush (6–10) None see 2nd game 59–47–2
109 August 9 (2) @ Cubs 5–6 Johnny Klippstein (7–9) Jim Konstanty (11–9) None 22,088 59–48–2
110 August 11 @ Pirates 3–0 Curt Simmons (10–9) Murry Dickson (8–16) None 8,985 60–48–2
111 August 12 @ Pirates 8–4 Robin Roberts (20–8) Johnny Lindell (5–13) None 6,505 61–48–2
112 August 13 @ Pirates 3–4 Paul LaPalme (6–13) Bob Miller (5–5) None 2,373 61–49–2
August 14 @ Giants Postponed (rain, Hurricane Barbara[25]);[26] Makeup: August 17 as a traditional double-header
113 August 15 (1) @ Giants 1–4 Marv Grissom (4–7) Curt Simmons (10–10) None see 2nd game 61–50–2
114 August 15 (2) @ Giants 5–2 Jim Konstanty (12–9) Larry Jansen (10–10) None 9,873 62–50–2
115 August 16 (1) @ Giants 1–8 Jim Hearn (7–7) Robin Roberts (20–9) None see 2nd game 62–51–2
116 August 16 (2) @ Giants 3–4 Rubén Gómez (10–6) Karl Drews (5–9) None 16,926 62–52–2
117 August 17 (1) @ Giants 5–2 Bob Miller (6–5) Dave Koslo (3–10) Jim Konstanty (3) see 2nd game 63–52–2
118 August 17 (2) @ Giants 0–6 Al Corwin (6–2) Andy Hansen (0–2) None 2,885 63–53–2
119 August 18 Pirates 1–0 Steve Ridzik (8–5) Paul LaPalme (6–14) Robin Roberts (1) 3,945 64–53–2
120 August 19 Pirates 3–5 Roy Face (6–5) Curt Simmons (10–11) None 4,554 64–54–2
121 August 20 Pirates 2–5 Jim Waugh (3–3) Robin Roberts (20–10) None 4,376 64–55–2
122 August 21 Giants 7–6 Steve Ridzik (9–5) Dave Koslo (3–11) Jim Konstanty (4) 15,925 65–55–2
123 August 22 (1) Giants 7–1 Karl Drews (6–9) Sal Maglie (8–9) None see 2nd game 66–55–2
124 August 22 (2) Giants 6–5 Jim Konstanty (13–9) Al Worthington (2–5) Robin Roberts (2) 22,554 67–55–2
125 August 23 Giants 6–3 Curt Simmons (11–11) Larry Jansen (10–11) None 12,929 68–55–2
126 August 25 (1) Braves 6–1 Robin Roberts (21–10) Johnny Antonelli (10–9) None see 2nd game 69–55–2
127 August 25 (2) Braves 2–6 Lew Burdette (13–2) Bob Miller (6–6) None 31,596 69–56–2
128 August 26 Braves 6–5 Karl Drews (7–9) Bob Buhl (10–7) Jim Konstanty (5) 13,918 70–56–2
129 August 28 Cubs 5–0 Curt Simmons (12–11) Howie Pollet (4–7) None 5,956 71–56–2
130 August 29 Cubs 0–2 Paul Minner (9–14) Robin Roberts (21–11) None 5,156 71–57–2
131 August 30 (1) Redlegs 4–2 Karl Drews (8–9) Jackie Collum (7–9) None see 2nd game 72–57–2
132 August 30 (2) Redlegs 4–3 Jim Konstanty (14–9) Ken Raffensberger (7–12) None 9,422 73–57–2
133 August 31 (1) Redlegs 6–12 Joe Nuxhall (7–9) Bob Miller (6–7) Fred Baczewski (1) see 2nd game 73–58–2
134 August 31 (2) Redlegs 5–7 Harry Perkowski (11–9) Jim Konstanty (14–10) None 9,490 73–59–2
September (10–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
135 September 2 Cardinals 7–10 Hal White (5–5) Robin Roberts (21–12) Al Brazle (14) 11,964 73–60–2
136 September 3 Cardinals 2–1 Curt Simmons (13–11) Harvey Haddix (16–8) None 8,154 74–60–2
137 September 6 @ Pirates 7–2 Karl Drews (9–9) Roy Face (6–6) None 5,890 75–60–2
138 September 7 (1) @ Dodgers 2–6 Carl Erskine (18–6) Robin Roberts (21–13) None see 2nd game 75–61–2
139 September 7 (2) @ Dodgers 2–6 Billy Loes (13–7) Curt Simmons (13–12) None 33,337 75–62–2
140 September 8 @ Braves 2–3 Johnny Antonelli (12–10) Johnny Lindell (5–17) None 28,629 75–63–2
141 September 9 @ Braves 2–0 Bob Miller (7–7) Warren Spahn (19–7) None 31,049 76–63–2
142 September 11 @ Redlegs 5–6 Harry Perkowski (12–9) Robin Roberts (21–14) Frank Smith (2) 4,737 76–64–2
143 September 12 @ Redlegs 2–3 Joe Nuxhall (8–10) Karl Drews (9–10) None 2,190 76–65–2
144 September 13 @ Cardinals 3–17 Harvey Haddix (18–8) Curt Simmons (13–13) None 11,841 76–66–2
145 September 14 @ Cardinals 6–5 Johnny Lindell (6–17) Vinegar Bend Mizell (13–9) None 5,214 77–66–2
146 September 15 @ Cubs 4–2 Robin Roberts (22–14) Paul Minner (10–15) None 3,185 78–66–2
147 September 16 @ Cubs 4–7 Howie Pollet (6–7) Bob Miller (7–8) Bubba Church (1) 3,448 78–67–2
148 September 17 @ Cubs 16–4 Curt Simmons (14–13) Don Elston (0–1) None 2,793 79–67–2
149 September 19 @ Dodgers 4–5 Russ Meyer (15–5) Robin Roberts (22–15) None 9,057 79–68–2
150 September 20 (1) @ Dodgers 4–5 Ben Wade (7–5) Steve Ridzik (9–6) None see 2nd game 79–69–2
151 September 20 (2)[b] @ Dodgers 2–1 (5) Bob Miller (8–8) Billy Loes (13–8) None 23,558 80–69–2
152 September 22 Giants 9–3 Curt Simmons (15–13) Larry Jansen (10–16) None 4,100 81–69–2
153 September 23 Giants 2–1 Robin Roberts (23–15) Marv Grissom (6–8) None 4,030 82–69–2
154 September 25 Dodgers 3–4 Clem Labine (11–6) Bob Miller (8–9) None 11,324 82–70–2
155 September 26 Dodgers 2–1 (10) Curt Simmons (16–13) Bob Milliken (8–4) None 15,046 83–70–2
156 September 27 Dodgers 2–8 Billy Loes (14–8) Robin Roberts (23–16) Ben Wade (3) 16,637 83–71–2
^[a] The second game on July 5 was suspended (Sunday curfew)[27][28] in the top of the seventh inning with the score 0–7 and was completed August 11, 1953.[29][30]
^[b] The original schedule indicated single games on September 20 and 21.[31][32]

Roster

1953 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
C Smoky Burgess 102 312 91 .292 4 36
1B Earl Torgeson 111 379 104 .274 11 64
2B Granny Hamner 154 609 168 .276 21 92
SS Ted Kazanski 95 360 78 .217 2 27
3B Willie Jones 149 481 108 .225 19 70
OF Del Ennis 152 578 165 .285 29 125
OF Johnny Wyrostek 125 409 111 .271 6 47
OF Richie Ashburn 156 622 205 .330 2 57

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
Connie Ryan 90 247 73 .296 5 26
Eddie Waitkus 81 247 72 .291 1 16
Stan Lopata 81 234 56 .239 8 31
Mel Clark 60 198 59 .298 0 19
Tommy Glaviano 53 74 15 .203 3 5
Bill Nicholson 38 62 13 .210 2 16
Jack Lohrke 12 13 2 .154 0 0
Jackie Mayo 5 4 0 .000 0 0
Stan Palys 2 2 0 .000 0 0

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
Robin Roberts 44 346.2 23 16 2.75 198
Curt Simmons 32 238 16 13 3.21 138

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
Karl Drews 47 185.1 9 10 4.52 72
Jim Konstanty 48 170.2 14 10 4.43 45
Bob Miller 35 157.1 8 9 4.00 63
Steve Ridzik 42 124 9 6 3.77 53
Johnny Lindell 5 23.1 1 1 4.24 16

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
Andy Hansen 30 0 2 3 4.03 17
Thornton Kipper 20 3 3 0 4.73 15
Kent Peterson 15 0 1 0 6.67 20
Paul Stuffel 2 0 0 0 0
Tom Qualters 1 0 0 0 162.00 0

Awards and honors

League leaders

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Baltimore Orioles International League Don Heffner
A Schenectady Blue Jays Eastern League Skeeter Newsome
A Spokane Indians Western International League Don Osborn
B Terre Haute Phillies Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Hub Kittle
C Salt Lake City Bees Pioneer League Eddie Murphy and Charlie Gassaway
C Granby Phillies Provincial League Al Barillari
D Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League Al Gardella
D Mattoon Phillies Mississippi–Ohio Valley League Jim Deery
D Bradford Phillies PONY League John Davenport

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Spokane, Salt Lake City

Notes

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  3. ^ a b Biederman, Lester J. (April 19, 1953). "Weather KO's Series Final With Phillies: Brooklyn Also Here Tomorrow". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. p. 65. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. April 19, 1953. p. 65. Retrieved November 11, 2016. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, ppd. (Rain, sleet, snow, cold weather and wet grounds.) Brooklyn at New York, ppd. (Disagreeable weather.) Chicago at Cincinnati, ppd. (Fur coats over swimming suits needed.) Milwaukee at St. Louis, ppd. (Players not equipped with skills.)
  5. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. April 20, 1953. p. 24. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "Thomas Repeats Game-Winning Act: Bob Thomson Still A Hero, Leo Finds Out: Shakeup Produces Victory for Giants". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. United Press (UP). May 1, 1953. p. 36. Retrieved November 21, 2016. All the action counts in official averages, but the game must be replayed completely.
  7. ^ "Baseball Record". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 4, 1953. p. 24. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  8. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. May 3, 1953. p. 65. Retrieved November 14, 2016. St. Louis at New York, ppd., too much moisture. Chicago at Brooklyn, ppd., dew drops too big. Milwaukee at Philadelphia, ppd., weather too bad to take a chance.
  9. ^ "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 5, 1953. p. 23. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  10. ^ "Baseball Record". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 7, 1953. p. 21. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  11. ^ "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 8, 1953. p. 23. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  12. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. November 8, 1953. p. 26. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  13. ^ "Baseball Record". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 9, 1953. p. 8. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  14. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. May 14, 1953. p. 21. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  15. ^ "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 14, 1953. p. 21. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  16. ^ "The Major Leagues". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. May 14, 1953. p. 25. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  17. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. May 15, 1953. p. 30. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  18. ^ a b "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. May 18, 1953. p. 28. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  19. ^ a b c "Baseball Record". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. June 1, 1953. p. 25. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  20. ^ "Baseball Record". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. June 15, 1953. p. 20. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  21. ^ "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. June 19, 1953. p. 21. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  22. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. July 24, 1953. p. 16. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  23. ^ "Baseball". The Windsor Daily Star. Windsor, ON. July 24, 1953. p. 29. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  24. ^ "Roberts Wins 18th Game, 5-1: Rain Halts Second Game With Braves: Milwaukee, Phils Play 10 Scoreless Innings in Nightcap". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. Associated Press (AP). August 1, 1953. p. 10. Retrieved November 25, 2016. The game was halted with Philadelphia runners on first and second and two out in the top of the 11th after [Bob] Miller and [Max] Surkont had put on a skin tight tussle for 10 full innings. It was rescheduled tentatively for September 8.
  25. ^ "East Coast Is Hard Hit By Storm". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. Associated Press (AP). August 15, 1953. p. 1. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  26. ^ "Baseball". The Windsor Daily Star. Windsor, ON. August 15, 1953. p. 22. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  27. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. July 6, 1953. p. 16. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  28. ^ "Giants Pummel Brooklyn Pitchers to Whip Leaders 20-6: Hank Thompson Leads Rout With 2 Home-runs, 2 Singles". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. Associated Press (AP). July 6, 1953. p. 19. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  29. ^ "Jul 5, 1953, Phillies at Pirates Play by Play and Box Score". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. July 5, 1953. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  30. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Philadelphia Phillies 4 (2)". retrosheet.org. July 5, 1953. Retrieved November 23, 2016. Game suspended due to curfew and completed 8/11 with new umpires[.]
  31. ^ "Official National League Schedule for 1953". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. April 14, 1953. p. 17 (Souvenir Edition). Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  32. ^ "Original Regular Season Schedules". retrosheet.org. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  33. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 105, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

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