1951 Cleveland Indians season

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1951 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Ellis Ryan
General manager(s)Hank Greenberg
Manager(s)Al López
Local televisionWXEL
Hal Newell
Local radioWERE (1300)
Jack Graney, Jimmy Dudley
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The 1951 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished second in the American League with a record of 93–61, 5 games behind the New York Yankees.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 98 56 .636 --
Cleveland Indians 93 61 .604 5
Boston Red Sox 87 67 .565 11
Chicago White Sox 81 73 .526 17
Detroit Tigers 73 81 .474 25
Philadelphia Athletics 70 84 .455 28
Washington Senators 62 92 .403 36
St. Louis Browns 52 102 .338 46

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1951 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 11–11 8–14 12–10 11–11 15–7 15–7 15–7
Chicago 11–11 12–10–1 12–10 8–14 9–13 15–7 14–8
Cleveland 14–8 10–12–1 17–5 7–15 16–6 16–6 13–9
Detroit 10–12 10–12 5–17 10–12 13–9 12–10 13–9
New York 11–11 14–8 15–7 12–10 13–9 17–5 16–6
Philadelphia 7–15 13–9 6–16 9–13 9–13 14–8 12–10
St. Louis 7–15 7–15 6–16 10–12 5–17 8–14 9–13
Washington 7–15 8–14 9–13 9–13 6–16 10–12 13–9


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1951 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other players

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 Jim Hegan 133 416 99 .238 6 43
1B Luke Easter 128 486 131 .270 27 103
2B Bobby Ávila 141 542 165 .304 10 58
SS Ray Boone 151 544 127 .233 12 51
3B Al Rosen 154 573 152 .265 24 102
OF Larry Doby 134 447 132 .295 20 69
OF Bob Kennedy 108 321 79 .246 7 29
OF Dale Mitchell 134 510 148 .290 11 62

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
Harry Simpson 122 332 76 .229 7 24
Sam Chapman 94 246 56 .228 6 36
Birdie Tebbetts 55 137 36 .263 2 18
Snuffy Stirnweiss 50 88 19 .216 1 4
Barney McCosky 31 61 13 .213 0 2
Merl Combs 19 28 5 .179 0 2
Minnie Miñoso 8 14 6 .429 0 2
Paul Lehner 12 13 3 .231 0 1
Clarence Maddern 11 12 2 .167 0 0
Allie Clark 3 10 3 .300 1 3
Hal Naragon 3 8 2 .250 0 0
Milt Nielsen 16 6 0 .000 0 0
Lou Klein 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Ray Murray 1 1 1 1.000 0 1
Thurman Tucker 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Doug Hansen 3 0 0 --- 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
Early Wynn 37 274.1 20 13 3.02 133
Bob Lemon 42 263.1 17 14 3.52 132
Mike Garcia 47 254 20 13 3.15 118
Bob Feller 33 249.2 22 8 3.50 111
Johnny Vander Meer 1 3 0 1 18.00 2

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
Steve Gromek 27 107.1 7 4 2.77 40
Bob Chakales 17 68.1 3 4 4.74 32
Sam Jones 2 8.2 0 1 2.08 4

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
Lou Brissie 54 4 3 9 3.20 50
George Zuverink 16 0 0 0 5.33 14
Dick Rozek 7 0 0 0 2.93 5
Jerry Fahr 5 0 0 0 4.76 0
Bubba Harris 2 0 0 0 4.50 1

Awards and records[edit]

League leaders[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League Del Baker
AA Dallas Eagles Texas League L. D. Meyer
A Wilkes-Barre Barons Eastern League Bill Norman
A Wichita Indians Western League Joe Schultz
B Cedar Rapids Indians Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Kerby Farrell
B Harrisburg Senators Interstate League Les Bell and Hal Cox
B Spartanburg Peaches Tri-State League Harry Griswold
C Bakersfield Indians California League Wimpy Quinn
C Fort Smith Indians Western Association Paul O'Dea
D Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Mike Tresh
D Batavia Clippers PONY League Ed Kobesky and Joe Vosmik
D Green Bay Blue Jays Wisconsin State League Phil Seghi

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Spartanburg[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Grant Dunlap page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Minnie Miñoso page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 99, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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