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1953 - The Year in Review

Boys Little League
Final Season Standings

Community Center

17

3

American Legion

13

7

Kiwanis Club

5

13

Ebenshire Village

3

15

Second Half Standings

 

First Half Standings

Community Center

8

0

 

American Legion

8

2

American Legion

5

3

 

Community Center

7

3

Kiwanis Club

2

6

 

Kiwanis Club

3

7

Ebenshire Village

1

7

 

Ebenshire Village

2

8


* Playoff Summary *

Championship: Community Center defeated American Legion in three-game series, 2-0.

1953 Little League Champs - Community Center

Picture of
 1953 Community Center Little League Team

Members of the 1953 Community Center team were: Peter DeSanda, James Wertz, Chris Terzis, George Rigby, Bernard Boyle, Charles Jessop, Raymond Niccoli, James Patrick, Wesley Flynn, Robert Wertz, Carl Pfeifer, Charley Watterson, Bryne Doyle, Ray Auen, James Klingensmith, Manager Joe Powers and Coach Tony Kosinski.

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* Photo reprinted from the Brookline Journal *

Individual League Leaders

Batting (Top 25 - Min 25 AB)

 

Pitching

Charley Watterson
Raymond Auen
Donald Hurley
Richard Mezyk
William Lonero
Byrne Doyle
James Pfeuffer
Albert DelMastro
Robert Wertz
James Nardo
Dennis Mangan
Charles Mathias
James Metz
Barton Christner
Robert Stock
Gerald Doyle
John Keane
Gary Wright
James Klingensmith
Paul Tokey
Carl Pfeiffer
Nick Karas
Gerald Armento
Robert Walton

55-30, .545
58-26, .448
49-21, .428
58-23, .396
52-20, .385
60-20, .333
58-19, .326
40-13, .325
62-20, .323
51-16, .314
48-15, .313
55-17, .310
62-19, .306
59-18, .305
52-15, .288
35-10, .286
53-15, .283
51-14, .275
57-15, .263
42-11, .262
46-12, .261
56-13, .232
52-11, .212
30-6, .200

 

Raymond Auen
James Metz
Gary Wright
Thomas Murphy
James Klingensmith
Richard Mezyk
Robert Wertz
Thomas McMullen
James Nardo
Eugene Solomon
Charles Mathias
William Lonero
Ronald Bua
Dennis Mangan
Nick Karas
Donald Hurley
Allan Demetrius
Gerald Armento
Russell Bell

8-0
5-0
1-0
1-0
4-2
4-2
3-2
2-2
1-1
3-4
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-5
0-1
0-1
0-1
0-4
0-5


Notes - League MVP, Raymond "Buddy Auen (Community Center); Best Sportsman, Barton Christner (Legion); Batting Champion, Charley Watterson (Community Center).

Additional Notes: On-Base-Pct Leaders: Walter Dooley, 32-20, .625; Charlie Watterson, 63-38, .603; Raymond "Buddy" Auen, 62-30, .484; Paul Tokey, 60-29, .483. Also, David Leonard, who batted 1-for-24, .004, at the plate, was walked 16 times, giving him a more than respectable .425 on-base percentage.

Homerun Leaders: Charlie Watterson (Kiwanis), 7 plus 3 in All-Stars; Raymond "Buddy" Auen (Kiwanis) 6 plus 2 in All-Stars.

* Material reprinted from Brookline Journals dated August/October, 1953 *

1953 Traveling Pony League Team

Picture of
 1953 Travelling PONY League Team

Sponsored by DeBor Funeral Home

Members of the 1953 Travelling PONY League team were: William Jessop, Richard Weltner, Paul Millstein, George Froelich, Gary Kosinski, James Leierzapf, Edward Walton, David Riley, William Keller, Jack Lammert, James Nagy, Richard Wyse, Thomas Kail, Daniel Kanell, William Kobistek, Manager James Klingensmith Sr and Coaches Harry Conners and Dick Diethorn.

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* Photo reprinted from the Brookline Journal *

Jim Nagy and Thomas Kail
Pony Leaguers Jim Nagy and Thomas Kail before a game
at the Brookline Community Center Field.

* Photo provided by Ray Nagy *

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