1949 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1949 Brooklyn Dodgers
1949 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) James & Dearie Mulvey, Walter O'Malley, Branch Rickey, John L. Smith
General manager(s) Branch Rickey
Manager(s) Burt Shotton
Local radio WMGM
Red Barber, Connie Desmond, Ernie Harwell
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The 1949 Brooklyn Dodgers held off the St. Louis Cardinals to win the National League title by one game. The Dodgers lost the World Series to the New York Yankees in five games.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Jackie Robinson led the NL in hitting and stolen bases and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award. Robinson was the first black player to win the NL MVP.[4]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 57 0.630 48–29 49–28
St. Louis Cardinals 96 58 0.623 1 51–26 45–32
Philadelphia Phillies 81 73 0.526 16 40–37 41–36
Boston Braves 75 79 0.487 22 43–34 32–45
New York Giants 73 81 0.474 24 43–34 30–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 71 83 0.461 26 36–41 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 62 92 0.403 35 35–42 27–50
Chicago Cubs 61 93 0.396 36 33–44 28–49


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1949 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 10–12 12–10 12–10–1 12–10–2 11–11 12–10 6–16
Brooklyn 12–10 17–5 17–5 14–8 11–11 16–6 10–12–1
Chicago 10–12 5–17 9–13 12–10 6–16 11–11 8–14
Cincinnati 10–12–1 5–17 13–9 7–15 13–9 9–13 5–17–1
New York 10–12–2 8–14 10–12 15–7 11–11 12–10 7–15
Philadelphia 11–11 11–11 16–6 9–13 11–11 13–9 10–12
Pittsburgh 10–12 6–16 11–11 13–9 10–12 9–13 12–10
St. Louis 16–6 12–10–1 14–8 17–5–1 15–7 12–10 10–12


Opening Day lineup[edit]

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

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1949 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 Roy Campanella 130 436 125 .287 22 82
1B Gil Hodges 156 596 170 .285 23 115
2B Jackie Robinson 156 593 203 .342 16 124
SS Pee Wee Reese 155 617 172 .279 16 73
3B Billy Cox 100 390 91 .233 8 40
OF Duke Snider 146 552 161 .292 23 92
OF Gene Hermanski 87 224 67 .299 8 42
OF Carl Furillo 142 549 177 .322 18 106

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
Bruce Edwards 64 148 31 .209 8 25
Marv Rackley 63 150 45 .300 1 15
Spider Jorgensen 53 134 36 .269 1 14
Mike McCormick 55 139 29 .209 2 14
Eddie Miksis 50 113 25 .221 1 6
Luis Olmo 38 89 27 .303 1 14
Tommy Brown 41 89 27 .303 3 18
Dick Whitman 23 49 9 .184 0 2
Cal Abrams 8 24 2 .083 0 0
Johnny Hopp 8 14 0 .000 0 0
Bob Ramazzotti 5 13 2 .154 1 3
Chuck Connors 1 1 0 .000 0 0
George Shuba 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
Don Newcombe 38 244.1 17 8 3.17 149
Preacher Roe 30 212.2 15 6 2.79 109
Joe Hatten 37 187.1 12 8 4.18 58
Ralph Branca 34 186.2 13 5 4.39 109

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
Jack Banta 48 152.1 10 6 3.37 97
Rex Barney 38 140.2 9 8 4.41 80
Morrie Martin 10 30.2 1 3 7.04 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
Erv Palica 49 8 9 6 3.62 44
Carl Erskine 22 8 1 0 4.63 49
Paul Minner 27 3 1 2 3.80 17
Pat McGlothin 7 1 1 0 4.60 11
Bud Podbielan 7 0 1 0 3.65 5
Johnny Van Cuyk 2 0 0 0 9.00 0

1949 World Series[edit]

Game 1[edit]

October 5, 1949, at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
WP: Allie Reynolds (1–0)   LP: Don Newcombe (0–1)
Home runs:
BRK: None
NY: Tommy Henrich (1)

Game 2[edit]

October 6, 1949, at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
WP: Preacher Roe (1–0)   LP: Vic Raschi (0–1)

Game 3[edit]

October 7, 1949, at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 5 0
Brooklyn 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 0
WP: Joe Page (1–0)   LP: Ralph Branca (0–1)
Home runs:
NY: None
BRK: Pee Wee Reese (1), Luis Olmo (1), Roy Campanella (1)

Game 4[edit]

October 8, 1949, at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 6 10 0
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 9 1
WP: Eddie Lopat (1–0)   LP: Don Newcombe (0–2)

Game 5[edit]

October 9, 1949, at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 10 11 1
Brooklyn 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 6 11 2
WP: Vic Raschi (1–1)   LP: Rex Barney (0–1)
Home runs:
NY: Joe DiMaggio (1)
BRK: Gil Hodges (1)

Awards and honors[edit]

National League All-Stars[edit]

The Sporting News awards[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Hollywood Stars Pacific Coast League Fred Haney
AAA Montreal Royals International League Clay Hopper
AAA St. Paul Saints American Association Walter Alston
AA Ft. Worth Cats Texas League Bobby Bragan
AA Mobile Bears Southern Association Paul Chervinko
A Greenville Spinners South Atlantic League Clay Bryant
A Pueblo Dodgers Western League Ray Hathaway
B Asheville Tourists Tri-State League Ed Head
B Danville Dodgers Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Lou Rochelli
B Lancaster Red Roses Interstate League Al Campanis
B Miami Sun Sox Florida International League Pepper Martin
B Nashua Dodgers New England League Greg Mulleavy
B Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League Roy Schalk
C Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Larry Shepard
C Geneva Robins Border League Charles Small
C Greenwood Dodgers Cotton States League Jim Bivin
C Johnstown Johnnies Middle Atlantic League Roy Nichols
C Santa Barbara Dodgers California League Chester Kehn
D Trois-Rivières Royals Canadian–American League George Scherger
D Cairo Dodgers Kentucky–Illinois–Tennessee League William Hart
D Cambridge Dodgers Eastern Shore League Mearl Strachan
D Ponca City Dodgers Kansas–Oklahoma–Missouri League Boyd Bartley
D Sheboygan Indians Wisconsin State League Joe Hauser
D Valdosta Dodgers Georgia–Florida League Doc Alexson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Hollywood, Montreal, Pueblo, Geneva

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tommy Lasorda page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b Nanny Fernandez page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Hank Behrman page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 201, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  5. ^ Bob Ramazzotti page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Marv Rackley page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Kermit Wahl page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Irv Noren page at Baseball Reference

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