1953 Baseball Season Roster
- Ole Perfessor’s Ph.D: Stengel’s 99-win Yankees beat the 105-win Dodgers in the Series
- Brilliant Bums: Long-time favorite from Basic old-timer set now in Super Advanced form
- Mega Moments: Six 40-HR men; Al Rosen’s near Triple Crown; Mantle’s 565-foot HR
From Yogi Berra, Ted Williams and Al Rosen to Eddie Mathews, Stan Musial, Warren Spahn and Robin Roberts, 1953 is well appreciated for its superstar performers throughout the AL and NL. But for nearly all who cut their Strat-O-Matic teeth playing the Basic game with all-time great teams, 1953 always is remembered for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The Dodgers were loaded with three of the National League’s top six home run hitters, three of the top five RBI men and four of the top five base stealers. MVP catcher Roy Campanella (.312-41-142), CF Duke Snider (.336-42-126), batting champ RF Carl Furillo (.344-21-105), 1B Gil Hodges (.302-31-122), LF Robinson (.329/.425/.502), Rookie of the Year 2B Jim Gilliam (.278, Majors-best 17 triples, 100 walks, 21 SB), SS Pee Wee Reese (.271, 13 HR, 22 SB) and 3B Billy Cox (.291) made this the most feared lineup any Strat player had seen. And five of these guys were 1-rated defenders.
For the first time, these Dodgers are available in Advanced and Super Advanced form. So are the New York Yankees who beat Brooklyn in a six-game World Series – the highest-win Series champs of Casey Stengel’s legendary managing career.
See if Cleveland’s Al Rosen can win the Triple Crown for you – his .336-43-145 season was just one batting average point short in 1953. Find out if Campanella, or Snider, or NL home-run champ Eddie Mathews (.302-47-135), or Stan Musial (.337, 1.046 OPS) is your MVP.
Requires Strat-O-Matic Baseball 2015 or higher to play
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