1952 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1952 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
Manager(s) Eddie Sawyer, Steve O'Neill
Local television WPTZ
WCAU
WFIL
Local radio WPEN
(Claude Haring, Gene Kelly)
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Offseason[edit]

In March 1952, during spring training, shortstop Granny Hamner was named captain of the team by manager Eddie Sawyer.[1]

Notable transactions[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 57 0.627 45–33 51–24
New York Giants 92 62 0.597 50–27 42–35
St. Louis Cardinals 88 66 0.571 48–29 40–37
Philadelphia Phillies 87 67 0.565 47–29 40–38
Chicago Cubs 77 77 0.500 19½ 42–35 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 69 85 0.448 27½ 38–39 31–46
Boston Braves 64 89 0.418 32 31–45 33–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 42 112 0.273 54½ 23–54 19–58


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1952 National League Records

Sources:

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

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


Notable transactions[edit]

Game log[edit]

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1952 Game Log[6]
Overall Record: 87–67
^[a] The second game on June 22, 1952, was called after 7 innings due to darkness.[29] Contemporary newspaper accounts,[30][31][32] as well as Retrosheet,[29] indicate that the Cincinnati Reds protested the game, but Baseball-Reference.com does not indicate that an official protest had occurred.[33]
^[b] The original game schedule indicated Pittsburgh at Philadelphia for single games on July 22, 23, and 24.[34]
^[c] The second game on September 6 was suspended (Pennsylvania curfew[35]) in the bottom of the eighth inning with the score 1–3[36] and was completed September 7, 1952.[37][38]
^[d] The original game schedule indicated Chicago at Philadelphia for single games on September 12 and 13.[34]

Roster[edit]

1952 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
C Burgess, SmokySmoky Burgess 110 371 110 .296 6 56
2B Ryan, ConnieConnie Ryan 154 577 139 .241 12 49
SS Hamner, GrannyGranny Hamner 151 596 164 .275 17 87

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
Drews, KarlKarl Drews 33 228.2 14 15 2.72 96
Fox, HowieHowie Fox 13 62 2 7 5.08 16

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
Church, BubbaBubba Church 2 5 0 0 10.80 3

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
Hansen, AndyAndy Hansen 43 5 6 4 3.26 18
Peterson, KentKent Peterson 3 0 0 0 0.00 7

Awards and honors[edit]

League leaders[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Baltimore Orioles International League Don Heffner
A Schenectady Blue Jays Eastern League Dan Carnevale
A Tri-City Braves Western International League Charlie Gassaway
B Terre Haute Phillies Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Skeeter Newsome
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Leon Riley
C Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League Eddie Murphy
C Salt Lake City Bees Pioneer League Hub Kittle
C Granby Phillies Provincial League Al Barillari
C Salina Blue Jays Western Association Floyd "Pat" Patterson
D Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League Al Gardella
D Miami Eagles Kansas–Oklahoma–Missouri League John Davenport
D Bradford Phillies PONY League Dick Carter

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Terre Haute, Miami[40]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Hamner is Given Authority as Team Captain of Phillies". Milwaukee Journal. March 18, 1952. p. 2. 
  2. ^ Smoky Burgess page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ John Anderson page at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Kent Peterson page at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Tommy Glaviano page at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ "1952 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com. 
  7. ^ Lundquist, Carl (April 15, 1952). "Rain Crimps Baseball Openers: Giants-Phils, Yankees-A's Postponed". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. United Press (UP). p. 30. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. April 24, 1952. p. 17. Retrieved December 14, 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. April 25, 1952. p. 38. Retrieved December 14, 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. April 25, 1952. p. 38. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 28, 1952. p. 22. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  12. ^ Hernon, Jack (May 9, 1952). "Road Tour Welcomed By Pirates: Chicago First Stop After Club Wins Only 3 at Home". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 26. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  13. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. May 9, 1952. p. 32. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Major League Standings". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 13, 1952. p. 16. Retrieved December 24, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 13, 1952. p. 18. Retrieved December 24, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 20, 1952. p. 18. Retrieved December 27, 2016. 
  17. ^ Biederman, Lester J. (May 20, 1952). "Bravest Man in Baseball? Bill Meyer: Durocher Sympathetic With Pirate Manager; Phil Game Rained Out". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. p. 26. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  18. ^ Hernon, Jack (May 21, 1952). "Rained-Out Bucs, Phils Try Tonight: Dickson to Oppose Roberts; Club Eyes First Eastern Win". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 19. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Baseball". Windsor, ON: The Windsor Daily Star. May 26, 1952. p. 19. Retrieved December 14, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Major League Standings". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 27, 1952. p. 16. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Baseball". Windsor, ON: The Windsor Daily Star. June 23, 1952. p. 18. Retrieved December 26, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Baseball". Windsor, ON: The Windsor Daily Star. June 24, 1952. p. 18. Retrieved December 25, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Baseball". Windsor, ON: The Windsor Daily Star. July 15, 1952. p. 18. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 
  24. ^ a b "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. August 6, 1952. p. 24. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  25. ^ a b "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. August 7, 1952. p. 14. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  26. ^ "Major League Standings". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. August 11, 1952. p. 16. Retrieved December 14, 2016. 
  27. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. August 13, 1952. p. 22. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  28. ^ a b "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. September 2, 1952. p. 18. Retrieved January 18, 2017. 
  29. ^ a b "Philadelphia Phillies 3, Cincinnati Reds 0 (2)". retrosheet.org. June 22, 1952. Retrieved December 26, 2016. [G]ame called for darkness; Reds manager Luke Sewell protested saying the top of the 8th no darker than the 7th[.] 
  30. ^ "White Sox Sprint Toward First Place: Yanks, They Discover, Are Only Human". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. United Press (UP). June 23, 1952. p. 17. Retrieved December 26, 2016. The Reds downed the Phils, 5-3, then lost a protested 3-0 decision. 
  31. ^ "Phils Blank Reds, 3-0, After Losing 5-3 Game: Second Game Called After Seven Innings Because of Darkness". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press (AP}. June 23, 1952. p. 18. Retrieved December 26, 2016. [Luke Sewell] protested the 3-0 Phil nightcap win when the umpires ended the contest after seven innings due to darkness. Sewell bitterly protested to Umpire Dusty Boggess that if it wasn't too dark for the Phils to score three runs in the last of the seventh, on six hits, a walk and an error, it was light enough to continue. But Boggess called the game anyway. 
  32. ^ "White Sox in Second Place After Split with Yanks: Cards Sweep Twin Bill from Braves Indians Defeat Red Sox, 7-0, 5-4". Windsor, ON: The Gazette. Associated Press (AP). June 23, 1952. p. 21. Retrieved December 26, 2016. Philadelphia and Cincinnati divided a doubleheader today but after Manager Luke Sewell's Reds won the opener, 5-3, on a bases-loaded, ninth inning double he protested the 3-0 Phil nightcap win when the umpires ended the contest after seven innings because of darkness. 
  33. ^ "Jun 22, 1952, Reds at Phillies Box Score and Play by Play". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. June 22, 1952. Retrieved December 26, 2016. 
  34. ^ a b "1952 Original Regular Season Schedule". retrosheet.org. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  35. ^ "Braves Win Then Lose With Phils". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press (AP). September 8, 1952. p. 24. Retrieved January 22, 2017. The suspended game was stopped at 10:[digits not clear] (EST) last night because of the Pennsylvania curfew law with two men on and one out. 
  36. ^ "Giants Win 2 of 3, Cut Brooks' Lead to 5 Games: Take Two Saturday, Lose Sunday Indians Gain Ground on Yankees". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. Associated Press (AP). September 8, 1952. p. 21. Retrieved January 22, 2017. 
  37. ^ "Sep 6, 1952, Braves at Phillies Box Score and Play by Play". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. September 6, 1952. Retrieved January 22, 2017. 
  38. ^ "Boston Braves 3, Philadelphia Phillies 1 (2)". retrosheet.org. September 6, 1952. Retrieved January 22, 2017. 
  39. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 98, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  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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