1924 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1924 Philadelphia Phillies
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Owner(s) William F. Baker
Manager(s) Art Fletcher
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The 1924 Philadelphia Phillies season saw the Phillies climb out of last place and into seventh and home attendance improving to over 299,000. Cy Williams led the team in home runs with 24.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On August 21, 1924, the Phillies were traveling from games in St. Louis to Cincinnati when the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad train on which they were traveling turned over in the train yards in Mitchell, Indiana. Phillies players and personnel were unharmed but the engineer and fireman were killed in the accident.[2]

In the season's final series against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds, Phillies shortstop Heinie Sand was offered $500 by Giants outfielder Jimmy O'Connell to throw the games. The Giants were battling for the pennant with the Brooklyn Robins. Sand rejected the bribe and reported it to Phillies manager Art Fletcher. It eventually led to the life-time suspension of O'Connell and Giants coach Cozy Dolan by Commissioner Landis, although future-Hall of Famers Frankie Frisch, George Kelly, and Ross Youngs were also implicated.[3]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 93 60 0.608 51–26 42–34
Brooklyn Robins 92 62 0.597 46–31 46–31
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 63 0.588 3 49–28 41–35
Cincinnati Reds 83 70 0.542 10 43–33 40–37
Chicago Cubs 81 72 0.529 12 46–31 35–41
St. Louis Cardinals 65 89 0.422 28½ 40–37 25–52
Philadelphia Phillies 55 96 0.364 37 26–49 29–47
Boston Braves 53 100 0.346 40 28–48 25–52


Roster[edit]

1924 Philadelphia Phillies roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
2B Ford, HodHod Ford 145 530 144 .272 3 53
SS Sand, HeinieHeinie Sand 137 539 132 .245 6 40
OF Williams, CyCy Williams 148 558 183 .328 24 93

Other batters[edit]

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

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Betts, HuckHuck Betts 37 144.1 7 10 4.30 46

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bishop, JimJim Bishop 7 0 1 0 6.48 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cotton Tierney page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ "Ball Team in Wreck". New York Times. August 24, 1924. 
  3. ^ Jordan, David M. (2002). Occasional Glory: The History of the Philadelphia Phillies. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 64. 

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