1950 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1950 Brooklyn Dodgers
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 television WOR-TV
Local radio WMGM
Red Barber, Connie Desmond, Vin Scully
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The 1950 Brooklyn Dodgers struggled for much of the season, but still wound up pushing the Philadelphia Phillies to the last day of the season before falling two games short. Following the season Branch Rickey was replaced as majority owner/team president by Walter O'Malley, who promptly fired manager Burt Shotton and replaced him with Chuck Dressen. Buzzie Bavasi was also hired as the team's first independent General Manager.

Vin Scully joined the Dodgers' radio and television crew as a play-by-play announcer in 1950; in 2016, Scully entered his 67th consecutive season with the club, the longest such tenure in the history of sports broadcasting.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

During the season, Duke Snider had a hitting streak of 22 games[10] Another highlight was on August 31, when Gil Hodges hit four home runs in one game, becoming the first player in the 20th century to do so in his home park.[11]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 91 63 0.591 48–29 43–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 89 65 0.578 2 48–30 41–35
New York Giants 86 68 0.558 5 44–32 42–36
Boston Braves 83 71 0.539 8 46–31 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 78 75 0.510 12½ 48–28 30–47
Cincinnati Reds 66 87 0.431 24½ 38–38 28–49
Chicago Cubs 64 89 0.418 26½ 35–42 29–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 57 96 0.373 33½ 33–44 24–52


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1950 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13 9–13 17–5 13–9 9–13–1 15–7–1 11–11
Brooklyn 13–9 10–12 12–10 12–10 11–11–1 19–3 12–10
Chicago 13–9 12–10 4–17 5–17 9–13–1 11–11 10–12
Cincinnati 5–17 10–12 17–4 11–11 4–18 12–10 7–15
New York 9–13 10–12 17–5 11–11 12–10 16–6 11–11
Philadelphia 13–9–1 11–11–1 13–9–1 18–4 10–12 14–8 12–10
Pittsburgh 7–15–1 3–19 11–11 10–12 6–16 8–14 12–9
St. Louis 11–11 10–12 12–10 15–7 11–11 10–12 9–12


Notable transactions[edit]

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day lineup
Name Position
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop
George Shuba Left fielder
Duke Snider Center fielder
Jackie Robinson Second baseman
Carl Furillo Right fielder
Gil Hodges First baseman
Bobby Morgan Third baseman
Roy Campanella Catcher
Don Newcombe Starting pitcher

Roster[edit]

1950 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 153 561 159 .283 32 113
OF Snider, DukeDuke Snider 152 620 199 .321 31 107

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

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
Bankhead, DanDan Bankhead 41 129.1 9 4 5.50 96
Banta, JackJack Banta 16 41.1 4 4 4.35 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
Epperly, AlAl Epperly 5 0 0 0 5.00 3

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level
Team League Manager
AAA Hollywood Stars Pacific Coast League Fred Haney
AAA Montreal Royals International League Walter Alston
AAA St. Paul Saints American Association Clay Hopper
AA Ft. Worth Cats Texas League Bobby Bragan
AA Mobile Bears Southern Association Paul Chervinko
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Greg Mulleavy
George Fallon
A Greenville Spinners South Atlantic League Oscar Grimes
A Pueblo Dodgers Western League Ray Hathaway
B Asheville Tourists Tri-State League Clay Bryant
B Danville Dodgers Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League James Bivin
B Lancaster Red Roses Interstate League Ed Head
B Miami Sun Sox Florida International League Pepper Martin
B Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League Al Campanis
Bud Metheny
C Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Larry Shepard
C Bisbee-Douglas Copper Kings Southwest International League Buck Elliott
C Greenwood Dodgers Cotton States League Lou Rochelli
C Santa Barbara Dodgers California League Bill Hart
D Trois-Rivières Royals Canadian–American League George Scherger
D Hazard Bombers Mountain States League Max Macon
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 Stan Wasiak

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Billings

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danny O'Connell at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Sam Jethroe at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Marv Rackley at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Paul Minner at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Hank Schenz at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Dick Whitman at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Luis Olmo at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ John Glenn at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Glenn Cox at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ http://www.thebaseballpage.com/players/snidedu01.php[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.258, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  12. ^ Willie Ramsdell at Baseball-Reference
  13. ^ Spider Jorgensen at Baseball-Reference
  14. ^ Glen Moulder at Baseball-Reference
  15. ^ Harry Taylor at Baseball-Reference

External links[edit]