1954 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1954 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
Manager(s) Walter Alston
Local television WOR-TV
Local radio WMGM
Vin Scully, Connie Desmond, Andre Baruch
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The 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers season was the first season for new manager Walter Alston, who replaced Chuck Dressen, who had been fired during a contract dispute. Alston led the team to a 92-62 record, finishing five games behind the league champion New York Giants.

In addition to Alston, the 1954 Dodgers had two other future Hall of Fame managers on their roster in pitcher Tommy Lasorda and outfielder Dick Williams. First baseman Gil Hodges and reserve infielder Don Zimmer would also go on to successful managerial careers.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • September 22, 1954: In a game against the New York Giants, Karl Spooner struck out 15 batters in his very first game, setting a Major League record. J. R. Richard would tie the record in 1971.[3]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
New York Giants 97 57 -- .630
Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 5 .597
Milwaukee Braves 89 65 8 .578
Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 22 .487
Cincinnati Redlegs 74 80 23 .481
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 25 .468
Chicago Cubs 64 90 33 .416
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 44 .344

Opening Day lineup[edit]

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

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1954 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 154 579 176 .304 42 130
LF Amorós, SandySandy Amorós 79 263 72 .274 9 34

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
Williams, DickDick Williams 16 34 5 .147 1 2

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

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
Darnell, BobBob Darnell 6 0 0 0 3.14 5
Black, JoeJoe Black 5 0 0 0 11.57 3
Lasorda, TommyTommy Lasorda 4 0 0 0 5.00 5

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Montreal Royals International League Max Macon
AAA St. Paul Saints American Association Clay Bryant
AA Ft. Worth Cats Texas League Al Vincent
AA Mobile Bears Southern Association Stan Wasiak
Greg Mulleavy
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Tommy Holmes
A Pueblo Dodgers Western League Goldie Holt
B Asheville Tourists Tri-State League Ray Hathaway
B Miami Sun Sox Florida International League Doc Alexson
B Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League George Scherger
C Bakersfield Indians California League Ray Perry
C Great Falls Electrics Pioneer League Lou Rochelli
D Hornell Dodgers Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League John Angelone
Doc Alexson
D Shawnee Hawks Sooner State League Jack Banta
D Thomasville Dodgers Georgia-Florida League Boyd Bartley
John Angelone
D Union City Dodgers Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League Earl Naylor

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Newport News, Great Falls

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