1953 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1953 Brooklyn Dodgers
1953 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 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers repeated as National League champions by posting a 105-49 record, as of 2013 the best winning percentage in team history.[1] However, the Dodgers again failed to win the World Series, losing in six games to the New York Yankees.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Duke Snider had a hitting streak of 27 games.[7]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 105 49 -- .682
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 13 .597
Philadelphia Phillies 83 71 22 .539
St. Louis Cardinals 83 71 22 .439
New York Giants 70 84 35 .455
Cincinnati Redlegs 68 86 37 .442
Chicago Cubs 65 89 40 .422
Pittsburgh Pirates 50 104 55 .325

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Jim Gilliam Second baseman
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop
Duke Snider Center fielder
Jackie Robinson Third baseman
Roy Campanella Catcher
Don Thompson Left fielder
Gil Hodges First baseman
Carl Furillo Right fielder
Carl Erskine Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1953 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
C Campanella, RoyRoy Campanella 144 519 162 .312 41 142
1B Hodges, GilGil Hodges 141 520 157 .302 31 122
2B Gilliam, JimJim Gilliam 151 605 168 .278 6 63
3B Cox, BillyBilly Cox 100 327 95 .291 10 44
SS Reese, Pee WeePee Wee Reese 140 524 142 .271 13 61
OF Snider, DukeDuke Snider 153 590 198 .336 42 126
OF Robinson, JackieJackie Robinson 136 484 159 .329 12 95
OF Furillo, CarlCarl Furillo 132 479 165 .344 21 92

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
Morgan, BobbyBobby Morgan 69 196 51 .260 7 33
Shuba, GeorgeGeorge Shuba 74 169 43 .254 5 23
Belardi, WayneWayne Belardi 69 163 39 .239 11 34
Thompson, DonDon Thompson 96 153 37 .242 1 12
Walker, RubeRube Walker 43 95 23 .242 3 9
Williams, DickDick Williams 30 55 12 .218 2 5
Antonello, BillBill Antonello 40 43 7 .163 1 4
Mauro, CarmenCarmen Mauro 8 9 0 .000 0 0
Teed, DickDick Teed 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Howell, DixieDixie Howell 1 1 0 .000 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 39 246.2 20 6 3.54 187
Meyer, RussRuss Meyer 34 191.1 15 5 4.56 106
Loes, BillyBilly Loes 32 162.2 14 8 4.54 75
Roe, PreacherPreacher Roe 25 157 11 3 4.36 85
Moore, RayRay Moore 1 8 0 1 3.38 4

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
Milliken, BobBob Milliken 37 117.2 8 4 3.37 65
Podres, JohnnyJohnny Podres 33 115 9 4 4.23 82
Mickens, GlennGlenn Mickens 4 6.1 0 1 11.37 5

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
Hughes, JimJim Hughes 48 4 3 9 3.47 49
Labine, ClemClem Labine 37 11 6 7 2.77 44
Wade, BenBen Wade 32 7 5 3 3.79 65
Black, JoeJoe Black 34 6 3 5 5.33 42
Branca, RalphRalph Branca 7 0 0 0 9.82 5
Palica, ErvErv Palica 4 0 0 0 12.00 3

1953 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1953 World Series

Game 1[edit]

September 30, 1953 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 1 3 1 0 0 5 12 2
New York (A) 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 x 9 12 0
W: Johnny Sain (1-0)   L: Clem Labine (0-1)
HR: BROJim Gilliam (1), Gil Hodges (1), George Shuba (1)    NYYYogi Berra (1), Joe Collins (1)

Game 2[edit]

October 1, 1953 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 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 1
New York (A) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 x 4 5 0
W: Ed Lopat (1-0)   L: Preacher Roe (0-1)
HR: NYYBilly Martin (1), Mickey Mantle (1)

Game 3[edit]

October 2, 1953 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 1 0 0 1 0 2 6 0
Brooklyn (N) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 x 3 9 0
W: Carl Erskine (1-0)  L: Vic Raschi (0-1)
HR: BRORoy Campanella (1)

Game 4[edit]

October 3, 1953 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 2 0 0 0 1 3 9 0
Brooklyn (N) 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 x 7 12 0
W: Billy Loes (1-0)  L: Whitey Ford (0-1)   S: Clem Labine (1)
HR: NYYGil McDougald (1)    BRODuke Snider (1)

Game 5[edit]

October 4, 1953 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 1 0 5 0 0 0 3 1 1 11 11 1
Brooklyn (N) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 7 14 1
W: Jim McDonald (1-0)  L: Johnny Podres (0-1)   S: Allie Reynolds (1)
HR: NYYGene Woodling (1), Mickey Mantle (2), Billy Martin (2), Gil McDougald (2)    BROBilly Cox (1), Jim Gilliam (1)

Game 6[edit]

October 5, 1953 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 1 0 0 2 3 8 3
New York (A) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 13 0
W: Allie Reynolds (1-0)   L: Clem Labine (0-2)
HR: BROCarl Furillo (1)

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

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 Max Macon
AA Mobile Bears Southern Association Ed Head
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Al Brancato
A Pueblo Dodgers Western League George Pfister
B Asheville Tourists Tri-State League Ray Hathaway
B Miami Sun Sox Florida International League Doc Alexson
B Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League Stan Wasiak
C Great Falls Electrics Pioneer League Lou Rochelli
C Santa Barbara Dodgers California League George Scherger
D Hornell Dodgers Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League Mervin Dornburg
Jack Banta
D Shawnee Hawks Sooner State League Boyd Bartley
D Sheboygan Indians Wisconsin State League Joe Hauser
D Thomasville Dodgers Georgia-Florida League John Angelone
D Union City Dodgers Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League Earl Naylor

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Montreal

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