1954 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1954 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr., Roy Hamey
Manager(s) Steve O'Neill, Terry Moore
Local television WPTZ
WCAU
WFIL
(George Walsh, Gene Kelly)
Local radio WIBG
WIP
(George Walsh, Gene Kelly, Herb Carneal)
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The 1954 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in Major League Baseball. The Phillies finished fourth in the National League with a record of 75 wins and 79 losses.

Offseason[edit]

  • December 1, 1953: 1953 minor league draft
  • Prior to 1954 season: John Anderson was returned to the Phillies by the Giants.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 97 57 0.630 53–23 44–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 0.597 5 45–32 47–30
Milwaukee Braves 89 65 0.578 8 43–34 46–31
Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 0.487 22 39–39 36–40
Cincinnati Redlegs 74 80 0.481 23 41–36 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 0.468 25 33–44 39–38
Chicago Cubs 64 90 0.416 33 40–37 24–53
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 0.344 44 31–46 22–55


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1954 National League Records

Sources:

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

Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 15–7 16–6 10–12 9–13 13–9 15–7 14–8
Chicago 7–15 8–14 6–16 7–15 7–15 15–7 14–8
Cincinnati 6–16 14–8 10–12 7–15 14–8 15–7 8–14
Milwaukee 12–10 16–6 12–10 10–12 13–9 14–8 12–10
New York 13–9 15–7 15–7 12–10 16–6 14–8 12–10
Philadelphia 9–13 15–7 8–14 9–13 6–16 16–6 12–10
Pittsburgh 7–15 7–15 7–15 8–14 8–14 6–16 10–12
St. Louis 8–14 8–14 14–8 10–12 10–12 10–12 12–10


Game log[edit]

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies win (via forfeit)
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1954 Game Log[3]
Overall Record: 75–79
^[a] The second game on May 16 was suspended (Sunday curfew)[28][29] at the end of the sixth inning with the score 6–3 and was completed May 17, 1954.[30][31]
^[b] The second game on July 18, 1954, was forfeited in favor of the Phillies.[32][33] Contemporary newspaper accounts indicate a 9–0 final score as a result of the forfeiture,[34][35][36] but Baseball Reference indicates a 0–0 score and Phillies victory.[37]
^[c] The second game on August 15 was suspended (Sunday curfew[38]) at the end of the eighth inning with the score 6–6 and was ultimately completed September 23, 1954 (after being attempted on September 21[39][40] and 22[41]).[42][43]

Roster[edit]

1954 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
3B Jones, WillieWillie Jones 142 535 145 .271 12 56

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
Dickson, MurryMurry Dickson 40 226.1 10 20 3.78 64

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
Miller, BobBob Miller 30 150 7 9 4.56 42
Mrozinski, RonRon Mrozinski 15 48 1 1 4.50 26
Greenwood, BobBob Greenwood 11 36.2 1 2 3.19 9

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
Drews, KarlKarl Drews 8 1 0 0 5.63 6

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Skeeter Newsome
A Schenectady Blue Jays Eastern League Snuffy Stirnweiss and Lew Krausse, Sr.
A Spokane Indians Western International League Don Osborn
B Terre Haute Phillies Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Hub Kittle
C Salt Lake City Bees Pioneer League Charlie Gassaway
C Trois-Rivières Phillies Provincial League Al Barillari and Snuffy Stirnweiss
D Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League George Triandos
D Mattoon Phillies Mississippi–Ohio Valley League Carl Bush and Don Osborn
D Bradford Phillies PONY League Jim Deery

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Syracuse

Spokane club disbanded, June 21, 1954[44]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lee Tate at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b John Anderson at Baseball Reference
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  4. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. April 17, 1954. p. 6. Retrieved August 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 24, 1954. p. 12. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
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  11. ^ "Phils Edge Reds, 4-3; Vault Into 1st Place". Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press (AP). May 3, 1954. p. 2, part 2. Retrieved August 14, 2016. The second game was called off because of wet grounds. The [first] game was delayed for one hour and 32 minutes because of rain. The crowd let loose with a terrific protest when the second game was called off by the umpires. They had declared the field playable for the final inning and a half of the first game. 
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  31. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies 8, St. Louis Cardinals 4 (2)". retrosheet.org. May 16, 1954. Retrieved August 18, 2016. [G]ame suspended due to Pennsylvania curfew and resumed the next day[.] 
  32. ^ "Stanky Protests Pinelli's Forfeit: Cardinal's Manager Accused of Stalling After Brawl with Phils". Pittsburgh, PH: The Pittsburgh Press. United Press (UP). July 19, 1954. p. 17. Retrieved August 20, 2016. [Umpire Babe] Pinelli announced the forfeit in the top half of the fifth inning of the second game of yesterday's doubleheader between [the] Cardinals and the Phillies. With the Phillies leading 8-1, and darkness closing in, Pinelli ruled that [Eddie] Stanky was deliberately stalling. Only moments before, the diamond had erupted in one of the biggest brawls seen here in years. The dispute, which started between Earl Torgeson of the Phils and Sal Yvars of the Cards, saw Stanky at one time clamp a headlock on Manager Terry Moore of the Phillies. 
  33. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies 11, St. Louis Cardinals 10 (1)". retrosheet.org. July 18, 1954. Retrieved August 20, 2016. [T]he second game of the double header was forfeited by the Cardinals in the top of the fifth with two out; they had been delaying while behind hoping for the game to be canceled due to rain; shortly before the forfeiture, both benches cleared and a brawl ensued; Sal Yvars and Earl Torgeson ejected by HP umpire Babe Pinelli for fighting; manager Terry Moore and Eddie Stanky tangled during the altercation[.] 
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  36. ^ "No Box Score". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 19, 1954. p. 14. Retrieved August 20, 2016. None of the plays in the incomplete Cardinals-Phillies game, forfeited to the Phillies, will go into the records. Under National League rules, a forfeited game is scored 9-0 with no other records effective. No box score is tabulated. 
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  39. ^ Hernon, Jack (August 16, 1954). "Pirates Win 4th in Row, 9-6; Play 6-6 Tie: Nightcap Halted In 8th by Curfew: Opening Win Nets Sweep of Phils; Thomas' 17th, 4 Triples Feature". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 18. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
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