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1950 Boston Braves season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1950 Boston Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record83–71 (.539)
League place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Louis R. Perini
General manager(s)John J. Quinn
Manager(s)Billy Southworth
Local televisionWNAC
WBZ-TV
(Jim Britt, Tom Hussey, Bump Hadley)
Local radioWHDH
(Jim Britt, Tom Hussey, Leo Egan)
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The 1950 Boston Braves season was the 80th season of the franchise. During the season, Sam Jethroe became the first black player in the history of the Braves.[1]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

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

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


Roster

1950 Boston Braves
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 Walker Cooper 102 337 111 .329 14 60
1B Earl Torgeson 156 576 167 .290 23 87
2B Roy Hartsfield 107 419 116 .277 7 24
SS Buddy Kerr 155 507 115 .227 2 46
3B Bob Elliott 142 531 162 .305 24 107
OF Sid Gordon 134 481 146 .304 27 103
OF Sam Jethroe 141 582 159 .273 18 58
OF Tommy Holmes 105 322 96 .298 9 51

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
Willard Marshall 105 298 70 .235 5 40
Del Crandall 79 255 56 .220 4 37
Luis Olmo 69 154 35 .227 5 22
Gene Mauch 48 121 28 .231 1 15
Sibby Sisti 69 105 18 .171 2 11
Pete Reiser 53 78 16 .205 1 10
Connie Ryan 20 72 14 .194 3 6
Bob Addis 16 28 7 .250 0 2
Paul Burris 10 23 4 .174 0 3
Walt Linden 3 5 2 .400 0 0
Emil Verban 4 5 0 .000 0 0

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
Vern Bickford 40 311.2 19 14 3.47 126
Warren Spahn 41 293 21 17 3.16 191
Johnny Sain 37 278.1 20 13 3.94 96
Max Surkont 9 55.2 5 2 3.23 21

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
Bob Chipman 27 124 7 7 4.43 40
Normie Roy 19 59.2 4 3 5.13 25
Johnny Antonelli 20 57.2 2 3 5.93 33
Bob Hall 21 50.1 0 2 6.97 22
Dick Donovan 10 29.2 0 2 8.19 9
Mickey Haefner 8 24 0 2 5.63 10

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
Bobby Hogue 36 3 5 7 5.03 15
Ernie Johnson Sr. 16 2 0 0 6.97 15
Dave Cole 4 0 1 0 1.13 8
Murray Wall 1 0 0 0 9.00 2
Bucky Walters 1 0 0 0 4.50 0
Dick Manville 1 0 0 0 0.00 2

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Milwaukee Brewers American Association Bob Coleman
AA Atlanta Crackers Southern Association Dixie Walker
A Hartford Chiefs Eastern League Ripper Collins
A Denver Bears Western League Earl Browne
B Evansville Braves Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Ernie White
B Hagerstown Braves Interstate League Dutch Dorman
B Jackson Senators Southeastern League Willis Hudlin
C Ventura Braves California League Gene Lillard
C Eau Claire Bears Northern League Andy Cohen
D Bluefield Blue-Grays Appalachian League Bill Adair
D Owensboro Oilers KITTY League Travis Jackson

References

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 199, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Phil Paine at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Eddie Stanky at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Art Fowler at Baseball-Reference

External links

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