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1949 Philadelphia Athletics season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1949 Philadelphia Athletics
LeagueAmerican League
BallparkShibe Park
CityPhiladelphia
OwnersConnie Mack
ManagersConnie Mack
TelevisionWPTZ/WCAU/WFIL
RadioWIBG
(By Saam, George Walsh, Claude Haring)
← 1948
1950 →

The 1949 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing fifth in the American League with a record of 81 wins and 73 losses.

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Offseason

Regular season

The 1949 Philadelphia Athletics team set a major league team record of executing 217 double plays, a record which still presently stands.[4][5]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 97 57 0.630 54–23 43–34
Boston Red Sox 96 58 0.623 1 61–16 35–42
Cleveland Indians 89 65 0.578 8 49–28 40–37
Detroit Tigers 87 67 0.565 10 50–27 37–40
Philadelphia Athletics 81 73 0.526 16 52–25 29–48
Chicago White Sox 63 91 0.409 34 32–45 31–46
St. Louis Browns 53 101 0.344 44 36–41 17–60
Washington Senators 50 104 0.325 47 26–51 24–53

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHA SLB WSH
Boston 17–5 8–14 15–7–1 9–13 14–8 15–7 18–4
Chicago 5–17 7–15 8–14 7–15 6–16 15–7 15–7
Cleveland 14–8 15–7 13–9 10–12 9–13 15–7 13–9
Detroit 7–15–1 14–8 9–13 11–11 14–8 14–8 18–4
New York 13–9 15–7 12–10 11–11 14–8 17–5–1 15–7
Philadelphia 8–14 16–6 13–9 8–14 8–14 12–10 16–6
St. Louis 7–15 7–15 7–15 8–14 5–17–1 10–12 9–13
Washington 4–18 7–15 9–13 4–18 7–15 6–16 13–9


Notable transactions

Roster

1949 Philadelphia Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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 Mike Guerra 98 298 79 .265 3 31
1B Ferris Fain 150 525 138 .263 3 78
2B Pete Suder 118 445 119 .267 10 75
SS Eddie Joost 144 525 138 .263 23 81
3B Hank Majeski 114 448 124 .277 9 67
OF Elmer Valo 150 547 155 .283 5 85
OF Wally Moses 110 308 85 .276 1 25
OF Sam Chapman 154 589 164 .278 24 108

Other batters

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
Nellie Fox 88 247 63 .255 0 21
Don White 57 169 36 .213 0 10
Taffy Wright 59 149 35 .235 2 25
Joe Astroth 55 148 36 .243 0 12
Buddy Rosar 32 95 19 .200 0 6
Tod Davis 31 75 20 .267 1 6
Augie Galan 12 26 8 .308 0 0
Hank Biasatti 21 24 2 .083 0 2
Bobby Estalella 8 20 5 .250 0 3

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Alex Kellner 38 245.0 20 12 3.75 94
Joe Coleman 33 240.1 13 14 3.86 109
Lou Brissie 34 229.1 16 11 4.28 118
Dick Fowler 31 213.1 15 11 3.75 43

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Carl Scheib 38 182.2 9 12 5.12 43
Bobby Shantz 33 127.0 6 8 3.40 58
Bill McCahan 7 20.2 1 1 2.61 3
Phil Marchildon 7 16.0 0 3 11.81 2

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bubba Harris 37 1 1 3 5.44 18
Jim Wilson 2 0 0 0 14.40 2
Clem Hausmann 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Savannah Indians Sally League Frank Skaff
A Lincoln Athletics Western League Jimmie DeShong
B Martinsville Athletics Carolina League George Staller
C Kewanee A's Central Association Harold Hoffman
C Youngstown Athletics Middle Atlantic League Eddie Morgan
D Welch Miners Appalachian League Bill Hoffner and Emil Kreshka
D Tarboro Athletics Coastal Plain League Joe Antolick
D Moultrie Athletics Georgia–Florida League Bill Peterman
D Lexington Indians North Carolina State League Archie Templeton and Walt Van Grofski
D Portsmouth A's Ohio–Indiana League Homer Lee Cox
D Red Springs Red Robins Tobacco State League Red Norris

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Kewanee, Red Springs

References

  1. ^ Tod Davis at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Bob Savage at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Skeeter Kell at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Old A's Were Masters of the Double Play, by Norman L. Macht, Baseball Digest, December 1989, Vol. 48, No. 12, ISSN 0005-609X
  5. ^ "A Record with Legs: Most Double Plays Turned in a Season". philadelphiaathletics.org. Archived from the original on January 29, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  6. ^ Kermit Wahl at Baseball-Reference

External links

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