1950 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1950 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Branch Rickey, Walter O'Malley, James Lawrence Smith
Manager(s) Burt Shotton
Local television WOR-TV
Local radio WMGM
Red Barber, Connie Desmond, Vin Scully
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The 1950 Brooklyn Dodgers struggled for much of the season, but still wound up pushing the Philadelphia Phillies to the last day of the season before falling two games short. Following the season Branch Rickey was replaced as majority owner/team president by Walter O'Malley, who promptly fired manager Burt Shotton and replaced him with Chuck Dressen. Buzzie Bavasi was also hired as the team's first independent General Manager.

Vin Scully joined the Dodgers' radio and television crew as a play-by-play announcer in 1950; in 2014, Scully will enter his 65th consecutive season with the club, the longest such tenure in the history of sports broadcasting.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

During the season, Duke Snider had a hitting streak of 22 games[10] Another highlight was on August 31, when Gil Hodges hit four home runs in one game, becoming the first player in the 20th century to do so in his home park.[11]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Philadelphia Phillies 91 63 -- .591
Brooklyn Dodgers 89 65 2 .578
New York Giants 86 68 5 .558
Boston Braves 83 71 8 .539
St. Louis Cardinals 78 75 12.5 .510
Cincinnati Reds 66 87 24.5 .431
Chicago Cubs 64 89 26.5 .418
Pittsburgh Pirates 57 96 33.5 .373

Notable transactions[edit]

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day lineup
Name Position
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop
George Shuba Left fielder
Duke Snider Center fielder
Jackie Robinson Second baseman
Carl Furillo Right fielder
Gil Hodges First baseman
Bobby Morgan Third baseman
Roy Campanella Catcher
Don Newcombe Starting pitcher

Roster[edit]

1950 Brooklyn Dodgers
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
1B Hodges, GilGil Hodges 153 561 159 .283 32 113
OF Snider, DukeDuke Snider 152 620 199 .321 31 107

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
Bankhead, DanDan Bankhead 41 129.1 9 4 5.50 96
Banta, JackJack Banta 16 41.1 4 4 4.35 15

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
Epperly, AlAl Epperly 5 0 0 0 5.00 3

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level
Team League Manager
AAA Hollywood Stars Pacific Coast League Fred Haney
AAA Montreal Royals International League Walter Alston
AAA St. Paul Saints American Association Clay Hopper
AA Ft. Worth Cats Texas League Bobby Bragan
AA Mobile Bears Southern Association Paul Chervinko
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Greg Mulleavy
George Fallon
A Greenville Spinners South Atlantic League Oscar Grimes
A Pueblo Dodgers Western League Ray Hathaway
B Asheville Tourists Tri-State League Clay Bryant
B Danville Dodgers Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League James Bivin
B Lancaster Red Roses Interstate League Ed Head
B Miami Sun Sox Florida International League Pepper Martin
B Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League Al Campanis
Bud Metheny
C Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Larry Shepard
C Bisbee-Douglas Copper Kings Southwest International League Buck Elliott
C Greenwood Dodgers Cotton States League Lou Rochelli
C Santa Barbara Dodgers California League Bill Hart
D Trois Rivieres Royals Canadian-American League George Scherger
D Hazard Bombers Mountain States League Max Macon
D Hornell Dodgers Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League Doc Alexson
D Ponca City Dodgers Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League Boyd Bartley
D Sheboygan Indians Wisconsin State League Joe Hauser
D Valdosta Dodgers Georgia-Florida League Stan Wasiak

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Billings

References[edit]

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