1949 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1949 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
Manager(s) Eddie Sawyer
Local television WPTZ/WCAU/WFIL
Local radio WIBG
(By Saam, George Walsh)
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On June 2, 1949, the Phillies matched a Major League record with five home runs in one inning in a 12–3 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Shibe Park.[5]

On August 19, 1949, the Phillies held "Eddie Waitkus Night" at Shibe Park. Waitkus was in uniform for the first time since being shot on June 14, 1949, in Chicago by an infatuated girl.

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


Game log[edit]

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss (via forfeit)
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1949 Game Log[6]
Overall Record: 81–73
^[a] The second game on May 8, 1949, was called due to the Pennsylvania Sunday curfew at the end of the sixth inning with the score 8–1.[26][27][28]
^[b] The second game on May 29, 1949, was called due to the Pennsylvania Sunday curfew at the end of the seventh inning with the score 0–3.[29][30][31]
^[c] The original schedule indicated single games on August 13 (which became a double-header after the July 7 postponement), 14[32] (which became a double-header after the August 13 postponement), and 15[22] (later moved to September 6) with no games scheduled on September 6 (which became a double-header from the August 13 postponement and the August 15 schedule change).[33]
^[d] The second game on August 21, 1949, was forfeited in favor of the New York Giants.[34][35][36][37] Contemporary newspaper accounts indicate a 9–0 final score as a result of the forfeiture,[38] but Baseball-Reference indicates a 2–4 score and Phillies loss.[39]

Roster[edit]

1949 Philadelphia Phillies
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
OF Nicholson, BillBill Nicholson 98 299 70 .234 11 40

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
Waitkus, EddieEddie Waitkus 54 209 64 .306 1 28

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
Borowy, HankHank Borowy 28 193.1 12 12 4.19 73

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
Bicknell, CharlieCharlie Bicknell 13 0 0 0 7.62 4
Miller, BobBob Miller 3 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Del Bissonette
A Utica Blue Sox Eastern League Patrick Colgan
B Terre Haute Phillies Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Leon Riley
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Jack Sanford
B Portland Pilots New England League Skeeter Newsome
C Schenectady Blue Jays Canadian–American League Dick Carter
C Vandergrift Pioneers Middle Atlantic League George Savino
C Salina Blue Jays Western Association Joe Gantenbein
D Seaford Eagles Eastern Shore League Paul Galin
D Klamath Falls Gems Far West League Hub Kittle
D Americus Phillies Georgia–Florida League Eddie Murphy
D Carbondale Pioneers North Atlantic League Barney Lutz
D Bradford Blue Wings PONY League Dan Carnevale
D Appleton Papermakers Wisconsin State League Fred Clemence

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Portland, Bradford[40]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Harry Walker at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Bob Chakales at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Tommy Lasorda at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Ron Mrozinski at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ "Sports Phlashback". Philadelphia Inquirer. June 2, 2015. p. D8. 
  6. ^ "1949 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com. 
  7. ^ "Baseball". Windsor, ON: The Windsor Daily Star. April 23, 1949. p. 3 (Section 2). Retrieved June 10, 2017. 
  8. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 23, 1949. p. 10. Retrieved June 10, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 10, 1949. p. 14. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Baseball". Windsor, ON: The Windsor Daily Star. May 11, 1949. p. 3 (Section 2). Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  11. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. May 19, 1949. p. 44. Retrieved June 15, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 20, 1949. p. 17. Retrieved June 15, 2017. 
  13. ^ a b "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. May 20, 1949. p. 40. Retrieved June 15, 2017. 
  14. ^ Biederman, Lester J. (May 23, 1949). "Bucs Fold on Schedule in Ninth: Phils Break 5-5 Tie On Sisler's Double; Dodgers Here Next". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. p. 19. Retrieved June 15, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Baseball". Windsor, ON: The Windsor Daily Star. June 25, 1949. p. 3 (Section 2). Retrieved June 15, 2017. 
  16. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 7, 1949. p. 12. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  17. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 11, 1949. p. 14. Retrieved June 17, 2017. 
  18. ^ Hernon, Jack (July 18, 1949). "Bucs Nip Phils in Five Innings, 2 to 1: Rain Halts Tilt In 6th Frame: Pirates Lose Last Run Scored; Chambers Wins 5th; Hits Triple". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 14. Retrieved June 12, 2017. [T]hen [rain] started to fall heavy in the last of the sixth, with the Bucs leading, 3-1. When it was called, the sixth inning was washed out completely, and the Bucs lost a run, making the final count, 2-1. 
  19. ^ "The Major League Roundup". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 18, 1949. p. 14. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  20. ^ Biederman, Les (July 18, 1949). "Pirates Revise Philadelphia Story: Shibe Park Jinx Ends With Five-Inning 2-1 Victory for Chambers". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. p. 16. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  21. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. July 30, 1949. p. 20. Retrieved June 15, 2017. 
  22. ^ a b c "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. August 14, 1949. p. 19. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  23. ^ "How They Stand". Meriden, CT: Meriden Daily Journal. September 1, 1949. p. 9. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  24. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. September 10, 1949. p. 10. Retrieved June 17, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Cubs Rapped, 7-1; Phils Lose, 15-3: Musial, Northey, Slaughter Homer". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press (AP). September 19, 1949. p. 20. Retrieved June 19, 2017. Ron Northey ... found Robin Roberts an easy mark for a home run apiece[.] ... Northey's blow came in the third inning with the bases full following a rhubarb by the Phils. ... The argument came in the third when [Enos] Slaughter was batting with the count three and two. On the next pitch Umpire George Barr's right hand went into the air. The Phils thought it was a strikeout and on Andy Seminick's fast throw Marty Marion was caught in a rundown off second and tagged out. But Barr said it was a fourth ball, which nullified the play at second and filled the bases. Manager Eddie Sawyer and Russ Meyer were ordered out of the game for their part in the argument that followed. A few minutes later Barr went over to the Phils' dugout and put Cy Perkins off the field. 
  26. ^ "Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 9, 1949. p. 16. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  27. ^ "Nicholson's Hitting Gains Phils Split". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette. Associated Press (AP). May 9, 1949. p. 17. Retrieved June 12, 2017. The second game was halted after six innings by the Pennsylvania Blue Law curfew. 
  28. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies 8, Cincinnati Reds 1 (2)". retrosheet.org. May 8, 1949. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  29. ^ "Giants Win Double Bill From Phils". Meriden, CT: Meriden Record. Associated Press (AP). May 30, 1949. p. 4. Retrieved June 11, 2017. 
  30. ^ "Giants Take Twin Bill From Phils; Nortons Defeat Insilcos In No-Hitter 6-1: Thomson's Homer Decides 15-Inning Marathon, 4-2". Meriden, CT: Meriden Daily Journal. May 30, 1949. p. 4. Retrieved June 11, 2017. The nightcap was cut short at the end of seven innings by Philadelphia's ancient curfew[.] 
  31. ^ "New York Giants 3, Philadelphia Phillies 0 (2)". retrosheet.org. May 29, 1949. Retrieved June 11, 2017. 
  32. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. August 13, 1949. p. 6. Retrieved June 13, 2017.  Source indicates a double-header on Saturday followed by a single game on Sunday.
  33. ^ "Original Regular Season Schedules". retrosheet.org. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  34. ^ "Forfeit in Philly As Bottles Fly". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. United Press (UP). August 22, 1949. p. 16. Retrieved June 22, 2017. The trouble started when Umpire George Barr ruled that Outfielder Richie Ashburn failed to catch a fly hit by the Giants' Joe LaFata [sic]. The Giants were ahead, 3-2, at the time with one out and Willard Marshall on third. He raced home with the fourth run. The fans began booing and throwing pop bottles, papers and beer cans. Umpire Lee Balanfant [sic] was hit on the neck with a bottle and Al Barlick was hit in the back with a tomato. All three umpires then gathered at home plate and signaled the game was over. Eddie Sawyer, the Phillies' manager, left the field withe the comment: 'It was the most stupid decision I have ever seen.' [In regulation games forfeited after four and one-half innings of play, all individual and team averages are incorporated in the official records, except that pitchers are not credited with a victory or charged with a loss.]  (emphasis in the original).
  35. ^ "Victory By Forfeit Gives Giants Split With Phils: Umpires Award Nightcap to New York After Fans Bombard Them With Pop Bottles". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press (AP). August 22, 1949. pp. 14, 16. Retrieved June 22, 2017. The second game broke up in wild confusion as the set up their howl when Umpire George Barr ruled that Richie Ashburn didn't catch a long fly from the bat of Jack [sic] Lafata. ... Ashburn and the entire Phils' team charged in to argue with the umpires claiming that Ashburn had caught Lafata's drive. The first baseman's smash was a low liner which Ashburn grabbed near his shoe tops. Barr ruled Ashburn trapped the ball allowing it to touch the ground. George [sic] Ballanfant said he has been an umpire for more than 25 years and 'this is the first time something like this ever happened.' Neither Barlick nor Barr could recall any similar incident that resulted in a forfeiture of a game. 'Usually,' Barr said, 'a game is forfeited by a club's or a player's actions–not the fans.' Barr was at second base at the time of the disputed play. He said he saw everything. 'Ashburn never caught the ball,' Barr said. Of course that's the way I saw it. It's a matter of judgment and I guess I'm entitled to my decision.' The threre [sic] umpires told an Associated Press reporter that the Phillies manager 'was not at fault.' The forfeit stunned the Phils. Manager Eddie Sawyer called it a 'stupid decision by the umpire.' He added: 'But they're the boss on the field, so there's nothing we can do about it. We can't protest that decision to anybody.' 
  36. ^ "Umpires Call Game Following Fruit, Paper, Bottle Barrage: Giants Win by Forfeit Over Phillies". Windsor, ON: The Windsor Daily Star. Associated Press (AP). August 22, 1949. p. 2 (Section 2). Retrieved June 22, 2017. A 15-minute barrage of pop bottles, over-ripe fruit and wads of paper forced Umpire Al Barlick to give the Giants a 9-0 forfeit victory in the nightcap of a Shibe Park doubleheader. He said he did it 'for the good of the people, baseball, and the players.' ... The ire of the Phil rooters—19,742 strong—was directed at Umpire George Barr. ... [Barlick] acted under a National League rule which says a game may be declared a forfeit if the field is not cleared within 15 minutes after the start of a rhubarb. ... [T]he pop bottles began to fly with jeering shouts of 'Kill the umpire.' ... 'I had to think of the safety of everyone,' Barlick said. 'And that meant fans sitting in the lower stands and were in danger of being struck by pop bottles, fruit and other missiles being thrown from the upper stands.' 
  37. ^ "New York Giants 4, Philadelphia Phillies 2 (2)". retrosheet.org. August 21, 1949. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 1B umpire George Barr ruled Richie Ashburn trapped Joe Lafata's fly that went for a double; fans barraged the field with pop bottles and the game was forfeited to the Giants[.] 
  38. ^ "Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. August 22, 1949. p. 14. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  39. ^ "New York Giants at Philadelphia Phillies Box Score, August 21, 1949". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. August 21, 1949. 
  40. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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