1949 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1949 Brooklyn Dodgers
1949 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Branch Rickey, Walter O'Malley, James Lawrence Smith
Manager(s) Burt Shotton
Local radio WMGM
Red Barber, Connie Desmond, Ernie Harwell
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The 1949 Brooklyn Dodgers held off the St. Louis Cardinals to win the National League title by one game. The Dodgers lost the World Series to the New York Yankees in five games.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Jackie Robinson led the NL in hitting and stolen bases and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award. Robinson was the first black player to win the NL MVP.[4]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 57 -- .630
St. Louis Cardinals 96 58 1 .612
Philadelphia Phillies 81 73 16 .526
Boston Braves 75 79 22 .487
New York Giants 73 81 24 .474
Pittsburgh Pirates 71 83 26 .461
Cincinnati Reds 62 92 35 .403
Chicago Cubs 61 93 36 .396

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Cal Abrams Left fielder
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop
Duke Snider Center fielder
Jackie Robinson Second baseman
Carl Furillo Right fielder
Billy Cox Third baseman
Gil Hodges First baseman
Roy Campanella Catcher
Joe Hatten Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1949 Brooklyn Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Robinson, JackieJackie Robinson 156 593 203 .342 16 124

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
McCormick, MikeMike McCormick 55 139 29 .209 2 14
Abrams, CalCal Abrams 8 24 2 .083 0 0

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
Banta, JackJack Banta 48 152.1 10 6 3.37 97
Barney, RexRex Barney 38 140.2 9 8 4.41 80

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

1949 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1949 World Series

Game 1[edit]

October 5, 1949 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0
WP: Allie Reynolds (1-0)   LP: Don Newcombe (0-1)
Home runs:
BRK: None
NY: Tommy Henrich (1)

Game 2[edit]

October 6, 1949 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
WP: Preacher Roe (1-0)   LP: Vic Raschi (0-1)

Game 3[edit]

October 7, 1949 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 5 0
Brooklyn 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 0
WP: Joe Page (1-0)   LP: Ralph Branca (0-1)
Home runs:
NY: None
BRK: Pee Wee Reese (1), Luis Olmo (1), Roy Campanella (1)

Game 4[edit]

October 8, 1949 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 6 10 0
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 9 1
WP: Eddie Lopat (1-0)   LP: Don Newcombe (0-2)

Game 5[edit]

October 9, 1949 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 10 11 1
Brooklyn 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 6 11 2
WP: Vic Raschi (1-1)   LP: Rex Barney (0-1)
Home runs:
NY: Joe DiMaggio (1)
BRK: Gil Hodges (1)

Awards and honors[edit]

National League All-Stars[edit]

The Sporting News awards[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level
Team League Manager
AAA Hollywood Stars Pacific Coast League Fred Haney
AAA Montreal Royals International League Clay Hopper
AAA St. Paul Saints American Association Walter Alston
AA Ft. Worth Cats Texas League Bobby Bragan
AA Mobile Bears Southern Association Paul Chervinko
A Greenville Spinners South Atlantic League Clay Bryant
A Pueblo Dodgers Western League Ray Hathaway
B Asheville Tourists Tri-State League Ed Head
B Danville Dodgers Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Lou Rochelli
B Lancaster Red Roses Interstate League Al Campanis
B Miami Sun Sox Florida International League Pepper Martin
B Nashua Dodgers New England League Greg Mulleavy
B Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League Roy Schalk
C Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Larry Shepard
C Geneva Robins Border League Charles Small
C Greenwood Dodgers Cotton States League Jim Bivin
C Johnstown Johnnies Middle Atlantic League Roy Nichols
C Santa Barbara Dodgers California League Chester Kehn
D Trois Rivieres Royals Canadian-American League George Scherger
D Cairo Dodgers Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League William Hart
D Cambridge Dodgers Eastern Shore League Merle Strachan
D Ponca City Dodgers Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League Boyd Bartley
D Sheboygan Indians Wisconsin State League Joe Hauser
D Valdosta Dodgers Georgia-Florida League Doc Alexson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Hollywood, Montreal, Pueblo, Geneva

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