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The 1953 League Leaders

The 1953 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
158 Kiner PIT-CHI             710 Gilliam BRO               647 Dark NY                   
157 Adcock MIL                702 Ashburn PHI               622 Ashburn PHI               
157 Jablonski STL             698 Musial STL                613 Bruton MIL                
157 Mathews MIL               693 Dark NY                   611 Logan MIL                 
157 Musial STL                                                                            

R                             H                             2B                            
132 Snider BRO                205 Ashburn PHI               53  Musial STL                
127 Musial STL                200 Musial STL                41  Dark NY                   
126 Dark NY                   198 Snider BRO                38  Furillo BRO               
125 Gilliam BRO               194 Dark NY                   38  Snider BRO                

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
17  Gilliam BRO               47  Mathews MIL               142 Campanella BRO            
14  Bruton MIL                42  Snider BRO                135 Mathews MIL               
11  Fondy CHI                 41  Campanella BRO            126 Snider BRO                
11  Hemus STL                 40  Kluszewski CIN            125 Ennis PHI                 

BB                            SO                            HBP                           
105 Musial STL                125 Bilko STL                 12  Hemus STL                 
100 Gilliam BRO               106 Fondy CHI                 9   Repulski STL              
100 Kiner PIT-CHI             100 Bruton MIL                7   Logan MIL                 
99  Mathews MIL               93  Thomas PIT                7   Robinson BRO              

SH                            SB                            CS                            
15  Reese BRO                 26  Bruton MIL                14  Bernier PIT               
14  Ashburn PHI               22  Reese BRO                 14  Gilliam BRO               
13  Miksis CHI                21  Gilliam BRO               11  Bruton MIL                
12  3 players                 17  Robinson BRO              7   Fondy CHI                 
                                                            7   Snider BRO                

GDP                           BAVG                          OBP                           
22  Adcock MIL                .344 Furillo BRO              .437 Musial STL               
20  Irvin NY                  .342 Schoendienst STL         .425 Robinson BRO             
20  Jackson CHI               .337 Musial STL               .419 Snider BRO               
19  Dark NY                   .336 Snider BRO               .406 Irvin NY                 
19  Schoendienst STL                                                                      

SLG                           Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       
.627 Snider BRO               .225 Jones PHI                .288 Bridges CIN              
.627 Mathews MIL              .227 Bridges CIN              .290 McMillan CIN             
.611 Campanella BRO           .233 McMillan CIN             .293 Dittmer MIL              
.609 Musial STL               .236 D. Rice STL              .293 Miksis CHI               

Low SLG                       BFW                           
.273 Bridges CIN              6.5 Schoendienst STL          
.302 McMillan CIN             6.1 Mathews MIL               
.330 Bruton MIL               5.0 Campanella BRO            
.337 D. Rice STL              4.4 Musial STL                

AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
157 Philley PHI               731 Kuenn DET                 679 Kuenn DET                 
156 Rivera CHI                713 Yost WAS                  624 Fox CHI                   
156 Robinson PHI              692 Fox CHI                   620 Philley PHI               
155 Kuenn DET                 688 Rosen CLE                 615 Robinson PHI              
155 Rosen CLE                                                                             

R                             H                             2B                            
115 Rosen CLE                 209 Kuenn DET                 43  Vernon WAS                
107 Yost WAS                  205 Vernon WAS                41  Kell BOS                  
105 Mantle NY                 201 Rosen CLE                 34  White BOS                 
104 Minoso CHI                188 Philley PHI               33  Goodman BOS               
                                                            33  Kuenn DET                 

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
16  Rivera CHI                43  Rosen CLE                 145 Rosen CLE                 
11  Vernon WAS                42  Zernial PHI               115 Vernon WAS                
9   Philley PHI               29  Doby CLE                  114 Boone CLE-DET             
9   Piersall BOS              27  Berra NY                  108 Berra NY                  
                                                            108 Zernial PHI               

BB                            SO                            HBP                           
123 Yost WAS                  121 Doby CLE                  17  Minoso CHI                
108 Fain CHI                  90  Mantle NY                 9   Piersall BOS              
96  Doby CLE                  82  Gernert BOS               8   Lollar CHI                
88  Gernert BOS               79  Zernial PHI               7   Fox CHI                   

SH                            SB                            CS                            
19  Piersall BOS              25  Minoso CHI                16  Minoso CHI                
18  Rizzuto NY                22  Rivera CHI                15  Rivera CHI                
14  Avila CLE                 18  Jensen WAS                10  Piersall BOS              
14  Glynn CLE                 13  Busby WAS                 8   Avila CLE                 
14  Young STL                 13  Philley PHI               8   Jensen WAS                

GDP                           BAVG                          OBP                           
23  Minoso CHI                .337 Vernon WAS               .429 Woodling NY              
22  Dropo DET                 .336 Rosen CLE                .422 Rosen CLE                
22  Philley PHI               .313 Goodman BOS              .410 Minoso CHI               
19  3 players                 .313 Minoso CHI               .405 Fain CHI                 

SLG                           Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       
.613 Rosen CLE                .219 Hunter STL               .253 Hunter STL               
.559 Zernial PHI              .247 Robinson PHI             .289 Dropo DET                
.523 Berra NY                 .248 Dropo DET                .308 Groth STL                
.519 Boone CLE-DET            .252 Terwilliger WAS          .309 Young STL                

Low SLG                       BFW                           
.259 Hunter STL               7.4 Rosen CLE                 
.321 Runnels WAS              3.8 Berra NY                  
.326 Young STL                3.6 Boone CLE-DET             
.345 Fain CHI                 3.3 Strickland CLE            

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
68  Wilhelm NY                41  Roberts PHI               33  Roberts PHI               
60  Brazle STL                33  Erskine BRO               24  Spahn MIL                 
54  Hetki PIT                 33  Haddix STL                19  Haddix STL                
50  Smith CIN                 33  Mizell STL                19  Simmons PHI               

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
6   Haddix STL                39  Wilhelm NY                18  Brazle STL                
5   Roberts PHI               33  Brazle STL                15  Wilhelm NY                
5   Spahn MIL                 31  Hetki PIT                 9   Hughes BRO                
4   Erskine BRO               27  Leonard CHI               8   Burdette MIL              
4   Simmons PHI               27  Smith CIN                 8   Leonard CHI               

W                             L                             IP                            
23  Roberts PHI               19  Dickson PIT               346.2 Roberts PHI             
23  Spahn MIL                 19  Hacker CHI                265.2 Spahn MIL               
20  Erskine BRO               17  Lindell PIT-PHI           253   Haddix STL              
20  Haddix STL                16  4 players                 246.2 Erskine BRO             

H                             HR                            R                             
324 Roberts PHI               35  Hacker CHI                123 Hacker CHI                
243 Staley STL                31  Staley STL                122 Lindell PIT-PHI           
240 Dickson PIT               30  Roberts PHI               121 Dickson PIT               
227 Minner CHI                27  Dickson PIT               119 Roberts PHI               
                              27  Roe BRO                                                 

ER                            BB                            SO                            
108 Hacker CHI                139 Lindell PIT-PHI           198 Roberts PHI               
106 Roberts PHI               114 Mizell STL                187 Erskine BRO               
103 Lindell PIT-PHI           107 Klippstein CHI            173 Mizell STL                
102 Staley STL                101 Gomez NY                  163 Haddix STL                

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
17  Staley STL                11  Lindell PIT-PHI           3   Loes BRO                  
10  Drews PHI                 10  Hearn NY                  2   Mizell STL                
8   Klippstein CHI            10  Klippstein CHI            2   Spahn MIL                 
8   Nuxhall CIN               9   3 players                 2   Surkont MIL               
8   Podbielan CIN                                                                         

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.10 Spahn MIL                5.01 Presko STL               7.0 Spahn MIL                 
2.75 Roberts PHI              4.90 Friend PIT               6.4 Roberts PHI               
3.06 Haddix STL               4.83 Klippstein CHI           4.5 Haddix STL                
3.18 Antonelli MIL            4.73 Podbielan CIN            2.5 Labine BRO                

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
69  Kinder BOS                37  Byrd PHI                  24  Porterfield WAS           
60  Stuart STL                36  B. Lemon CLE              23  B. Lemon CLE              
58  Martin PHI                35  Garcia CLE                21  Garcia CLE                
57  Paige STL                 34  Parnell BOS               19  Pierce CHI                
                              34  Wynn CLE                                                

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
9   Porterfield WAS           51  Kinder BOS                27  Kinder BOS                
7   Pierce CHI                41  Martin PHI                18  Dorish CHI                
5   B. Lemon CLE              37  Dorish CHI                13  Reynolds NY               
5   Parnell BOS               34  Paige STL                 11  Paige STL                 
5   Trucks STL-CHI                                                                        

W                             L                             IP                            
22  Porterfield WAS           20  Byrd PHI                  286.2 B. Lemon CLE            
21  B. Lemon CLE              15  Gray DET                  271.2 Garcia CLE              
21  Parnell BOS               15  B. Lemon CLE              271.1 Pierce CHI              
20  Trucks STL-CHI            14  Bishop PHI                264.1 Trucks STL-CHI          
                              14  Hoeft DET                                               

H                             HR                            R                             
283 B. Lemon CLE              25  Gray DET                  155 Byrd PHI                  
279 Byrd PHI                  24  Hoeft DET                 121 Wynn CLE                  
260 Garcia CLE                23  Byrd PHI                  119 B. Lemon CLE              
243 Porterfield WAS           21  Fricano PHI               113 Hoeft DET                 

ER                            BB                            SO                            
145 Byrd PHI                  116 Parnell BOS               186 Pierce CHI                
110 Wynn CLE                  115 Byrd PHI                  149 Trucks STL-CHI            
107 B. Lemon CLE              110 Ford NY                   138 Wynn CLE                  
106 Hoeft DET                 110 B. Lemon CLE              136 Parnell BOS               

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
14  Byrd PHI                  10  A. Kellner PHI            1   Many players              
11  B. Lemon CLE              9   B. Lemon CLE                                            
9   Gromek CLE-DET            7   6 players                                               
9   Houtteman DET-CLE                                                                     

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.42 Lopat NY                 5.66 Bishop PHI               5.2 Kinder BOS                
2.72 Pierce CHI               5.51 Byrd PHI                 4.1 McDermott BOS             
2.93 Trucks STL-CHI           4.83 Hoeft DET                3.8 Trucks STL-CHI            
3.00 Ford NY                  4.65 Brown BOS                3.5 Pierce CHI                
3.00 Sain NY                                                                              

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References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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