1952 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1952 Brooklyn Dodgers
1952 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
Manager(s) Chuck Dressen
Local television WOR-TV
Local radio WMGM
Red Barber, Connie Desmond, Vin Scully
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The 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers rebounded from the heartbreaking ending of 1951 to win the National League pennant by four games over the New York Giants. However, they dropped the World Series in seven games to the New York Yankees. Led by Gil Hodges, Jackie Robinson, and Duke Snider, the high-powered Brooklyn offense scored the most runs in the majors.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 57 -- .627
New York Giants 92 62 4.5 .597
St. Louis Cardinals 88 66 8.5 .571
Philadelphia Phillies 87 67 9.5 .565
Chicago Cubs 77 77 19.5 .500
Cincinnati Reds 69 85 27.5 .448
Boston Braves 64 89 32 .418
Pittsburgh Pirates 42 112 54.5 .273

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop
Billy Cox Third baseman
Jackie Robinson Second baseman
Roy Campanella Catcher
Andy Pafko Left fielder
Duke Snider Center fielder
Gil Hodges First baseman
Carl Furillo Right fielder
Preacher Roe Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1952 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
C Campanella, RoyRoy Campanella 128 468 126 .269 22 97
1B Hodges, GilGil Hodges 153 508 129 .254 32 102
2B Robinson, JackieJackie Robinson 149 510 157 .308 19 75
3B Cox, BillyBilly Cox 116 455 118 .259 6 34
SS Reese, Pee WeePee Wee Reese 149 559 152 .272 6 58
LF Pafko, AndyAndy Pafko 150 551 158 .287 19 85
CF Snider, DukeDuke Snider 144 534 162 .303 21 92
RF Furillo, CarlCarl Furillo 134 425 105 .247 8 59

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
Amorós, SandySandy Amorós 20 44 11 .250 0 3
Nelson, RockyRocky Nelson 37 39 10 .256 0 3
Abrams, CalCal Abrams 10 10 2 .200 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
Erskine, CarlCarl Erskine 33 206.2 14 6 2.70 131
Roe, PreacherPreacher Roe 27 158.2 11 2 3.12 83

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
Branca, RalphRalph Branca 16 61 4 2 3.84 26

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
Black, JoeJoe Black 56 15 4 15 2.15 85
Hughes, JimJim Hughes 6 2 1 0 1.45 8
Podbielan, BudBud Podbielan 3 0 0 0 18.00 1

1952 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1952 World Series

Game 1[edit]

October 1, 1952 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 2
Brooklyn (N) 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 x 4 6 0
W: Joe Black (1-0)  L: Allie Reynolds (0-1)
HR: NYYGil McDougald (1)    BROJackie Robinson (1), Duke Snider (1), Pee Wee Reese (1)

Game 2[edit]

October 2, 1952 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 7 10 0
Brooklyn (N) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
W: Vic Raschi (1-0)  L: Carl Erskine (0-1)
HR: NYYBilly Martin (1)

Game 3[edit]

October 3, 1952 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn (N) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 5 11 0
New York (A) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 6 2
W: Preacher Roe (1-0)   L: Ed Lopat (0-1)
HR: NYYYogi Berra (1), Johnny Mize (1)

Game 4[edit]

October 4, 1952 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
New York (A) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 x 2 4 1
W: Allie Reynolds (1-1)   L: Joe Black (1-1)
HR: NYYJohnny Mize (2)

Game 5[edit]

October 5, 1952 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Brooklyn (N) 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 10 0
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 1
W: Carl Erskine (1-1)   L: Johnny Sain (0-1)
HR: BRODuke Snider (2)    NYYJohnny Mize (3)

Game 6[edit]

October 6, 1952 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 9 0
Brooklyn (N) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 8 1
W: Vic Raschi (2-0)  L: Billy Loes (0-1)   S: Allie Reynolds (1)
HR: NYYYogi Berra (2), Mickey Mantle (1)    BRODuke Snider (3, 4)

Game 7[edit]

October 7, 1952 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 10 4
Brooklyn (N) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
W: Allie Reynolds (2-1)  L: Joe Black (1-2)   S: Bob Kuzava (1)
HR: NYYGene Woodling (1), Mickey Mantle (2)

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

Gil Hodges

  • #2 in NL in walks (107)
  • #3 in NL in home runs (32)
  • #4 in NL in RBI (102)

Billy Loes

  • #4 in NL in ERA (2.69)

Pee Wee Reese

  • MLB leader in stolen bases (30)

Jackie Robinson

  • MLB leader in on-base percentage (.440)
  • #3 in NL in runs scored (104)
  • #3 in NL in stolen bases (24)
  • #3 in NL in walks (106)
  • #4 in NL in batting average (.308)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Montreal Royals International League Walter Alston
AAA St. Paul Saints American Association Clay Bryant
AA Ft. Worth Cats Texas League Bobby Bragan
AA Mobile Bears Southern Association Ed Head
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League George Fallon
A Pueblo Dodgers Western League Bill McCahan
B Lancaster Red Roses Interstate League James Bivin
B Miami Sun Sox Florida International League Max Macon
B Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League Ray Hathaway
C Great Falls Electrics Pioneer League Lou Rochelli
C Greenwood Dodgers Cotton States League Stan Wasiak
C Santa Barbara Dodgers California League George Scherger
D Hazard Bombers Mountain States League Mervin Dornburg
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 John Angelone

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