The following are the baseball events of the year 1953 throughout the world.
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- March 13 - Boston Braves owner, Lou Perini, announced he was moving the team to Milwaukee, where the Braves had their top farm club, in time for the 1953 season.
- June 18 - In a 23-3 thrashing of the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox set a still-standing Major League record by scoring 17 runs in one inning. After scoring twice in the sixth to break a 3-3 tie, the Red Sox go on their record-breaking run-scoring output in the seventh. 11 Red Sox players score in the inning, with Sammy White scoring three times and Gene Stephens (who also collects three hits in the inning, becoming the first Major Leaguer in modern history to do so), Tom Umphlett, Dick Gernert and winning pitcher Ellis Kinder scoring twice.
- October 7 - Bill Veeck, facing dwindling attendance and revenue, is forced to sell the St. Louis Browns to a Baltimore-based group led by attorney Clarence Miles and brewer Jerry Hoffberger. The Browns would move to Baltimore and be known as the Orioles starting in the 1954 season.
- November 9 - Reaffirming its earlier position, the United States Supreme Court rules, 7-2, that baseball is a sport and not a business and therefore not subject to antitrust laws. The ruling is made in a case involving New York Yankees Minor League player George Toolson, who refused to move from Triple-A to Double-A.
- November 10 - The New York Giants end their tour of Japan. It is reported that each Giants player received just $331 of the $3,000 they were promised.
- November 24 - The Brooklyn Dodgers sign the relatively unknown Walter Alston to a one-year pact as their manager for 1954. Alston will manage the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers over the next 23 seasons, winning 2,040 games and four World Championships.
- January 11 - Doc Moskiman, 73, first baseman/right fielder for the 1910 Boston Red Sox
- January 21 - Lorenza Cobb, 64, catcher in the Negro Leagues from 1914 to 1920
- January 24 - Ben Taylor, 64, star first baseman of the Negro Leagues, later a manager, coach and umpire
- February 13 - Happy Foreman, 53, relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox between 1924 and 1926
- March 6 - Tex Pruiett, 69, pitcher for the Boston Americans/Red Sox from 1907 to 1908
- March 28 - Jim Thorpe, 65, tremendous all-around athlete who, despite hitting only .252 in his career, saw his batting average improve in each of his six seasons, lastly hitting .327 in 1919
- April 11 - Kid Nichols, 83, Hall of Fame pitcher who won 361 games, with 7 seasons of 30 victories
- April 18 - Harry Niles, 72, speedy infielder/outfielder for the St. Louis Browns, New York Highlanders, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Naps from 1906 to 1910, who also broke up the perfect game bid of pitcher Cy Young during the 1908 season
- May 19 - Sam Leever, 81, 4-time 20-game winner who compiled a career record of 194-100, all with Pittsburgh
- May 27 - Jesse Burkett, 84, Hall of Fame outfielder who batted .338 in a 16-year career
- June 22 - Charlie Hemphill, 77, outfielder for five teams, who also became the first Opening Day right fielder in Boston American League franchise's history in 1901
- December 13 - Klondike Douglass, 81, First baseman/Catcher for nine seasons.
- December 15 - Ed Barrow, 85, Hall of Fame executive who built the Yankees into a dynasty in the 1920s and 1930s
- December 24 - Pinch Thomas, 65, catcher who won three World Series rings with the Boston Red in 1915-16 and Cleveland Indians in 1920
- December 25 - Patsy Donovan, 88, outfielder who batted .301 and went on to manage five teams