1950 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1950 Philadelphia Phillies
1950 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
Manager(s) Eddie Sawyer
Local television WPTZ
WCAU
WFIL
(Bill Campbell)
Local radio WPEN
(Bill Brundige, Gene Kelly)
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The 1950 Philadelphia Phillies won the National League pennant by two games over the Brooklyn Dodgers. Nicknamed the "Whiz Kids" because of the youth of their roster, they went on to lose the World Series to the New York Yankees in four straight games.

Previous off-season[edit]

City Series[edit]

The pre-season 1950 City Series was planned for three games prior to Opening Day. Snow flurries and cold weather in Philadelphia caused the cancellation of the first game. The Athletics beat the Phillies 7-4 and the Phillies won the following game 11-2.[4]

Regular season[edit]

Main article: Whiz Kids (baseball)

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

Roster[edit]

1950 Philadelphia Phillies
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
C Seminick, AndyAndy Seminick 130 393 113 .288 24 68
1B Waitkus, EddieEddie Waitkus 154 641 182 .284 2 44
2B Goliat, MikeMike Goliat 145 483 113 .234 13 64
3B Jones, WillieWillie Jones 157 610 163 .267 25 88
SS Hamner, GrannyGranny Hamner 157 637 172 .270 11 82
OF Sisler, DickDick Sisler 141 523 155 .296 13 83
OF Ennis, DelDel Ennis 153 595 185 .311 31 128
OF Ashburn, RichieRichie Ashburn 151 594 180 .303 2 41

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
Lopata, StanStan Lopata 58 129 27 .209 1 11
Whitman, DickDick Whitman 75 132 33 .250 0 12
Bloodworth, JimmyJimmy Bloodworth 54 96 22 .229 0 13
Nicholson, BillBill Nicholson 41 58 13 .224 3 10
Mayo, JackieJackie Mayo 18 36 8 .222 0 3
Caballero, PutsyPutsy Caballero 46 24 4 .167 0 0
Hollmig, StanStan Hollmig 11 12 3 .250 0 1
Blatnik, JohnnyJohnny Blatnik 4 4 1 .250 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
Roberts, RobinRobin Roberts 40 304.1 20 11 3.02 146
Simmons, CurtCurt Simmons 31 214.2 17 8 3.40 146
Meyer, RussRuss Meyer 32 159.2 9 11 5.30 74
Heintzelman, KenKen Heintzelman 23 125.1 3 9 4.09 39

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
Miller, BobBob Miller 35 172 11 6 3.57 44
Church, BubbaBubba Church 31 142 8 6 2.73 50
Johnson, KenKen Johnson 14 60.2 4 1 4.01 32

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
Konstanty, JimJim Konstanty 74 16 7 22 2.66 56
Candini, MiloMilo Candini 18 1 0 0 2.70 10
Donnelly, BlixBlix Donnelly 14 2 4 0 4.29 10
Borowy, HankHank Borowy 3 0 0 0 5.68 3
Stuffel, PaulPaul Stuffel 3 0 0 0 1.80 3
Brittin, JackJack Brittin 3 0 0 0 4.50 3
Thompson, JockoJocko Thompson 2 0 0 0 0.00 2
Ridzik, SteveSteve Ridzik 1 0 0 0 6.00 2

1950 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1950 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Philadelphia Phillies (0)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Yankees – 1, Phillies – 0 October 4 Shibe Park 30,746
2 Yankees – 2, Phillies – 1 (10 innings) October 5 Shibe Park 32,660
3 Phillies – 2, Yankees – 3 October 6 Yankee Stadium 64,505
4 Phillies – 2, Yankees – 5 October 7 Yankee Stadium 68,098

Awards and honors[edit]

Records[edit]

  • Jim Konstanty, Major league single-season record (since broken), most wins by a relief pitcher (16)[7]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Jack Sanford
A Utica Blue Sox Eastern League Leon Riley
B Terre Haute Phillies Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Dan Carnevale
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Skeeter Newsome
C Schenectady Blue Jays Canadian-American League Dick Carter
C Vandergrift Pioneers Middle Atlantic League Don Hasenmeyer
C Salina Blue Jays Western Association John Davenport
D Klamath Falls Gems Far West League Hub Kittle
D Americus Phillies Georgia-Florida League Eddie Murphy
D Carbondale Pioneers North Atlantic League Joe Glenn
D Lima Phillies Ohio-Indiana League Frank McCormick
D Bradford Phillies PONY League Barney Lutz

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Terre Haute, Wilmington

Vandergrift club folded, July 20, 1950[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schoolboy Rowe page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Milo Candini page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Bob Bowman page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Roberts, Robin; C. Paul Rogers, Pat Williams (1996). The Whiz Kids and the 1950 Pennant. Temple University Press. p. 214. Retrieved May 22, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Eddie Sawyer Honored in Baseball Vote". Prescott Evening Courier. November 8, 1950. p. Section 2, Page 1. 
  6. ^ "Waitkus, Who Beat Death Rap, 'Comeback King'". Ellensburg Daily Record. November 10, 1950. p. 3. 
  7. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 290, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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