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1955 Milwaukee Braves season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1955 Milwaukee Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record85–69 (.552)
League place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Louis R. Perini
General manager(s)John J. Quinn
Manager(s)Charlie Grimm
Local televisionnone
Local radioWEMP
WTMJ
(Earl Gillespie, Blaine Walsh)
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The 1955 Milwaukee Braves season was the third in Milwaukee and the 85th overall season of the franchise.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 98 55 0.641 56–21 42–34
Milwaukee Braves 85 69 0.552 13½ 46–31 39–38
New York Giants 80 74 0.519 18½ 44–35 36–39
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 0.500 21½ 46–31 31–46
Cincinnati Redlegs 75 79 0.487 23½ 46–31 29–48
Chicago Cubs 72 81 0.471 26 43–33 29–48
St. Louis Cardinals 68 86 0.442 30½ 41–36 27–50
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 94 0.390 38½ 36–39 24–55

Record vs. opponents

1955 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 14–7–1 12–10 15–7 13–9 16–6 14–8 14–8
Chicago 7–14–1 11–11 7–15 12–10 10–12 11–11 14–8
Cincinnati 10–12 11–11 9–13 9–13 11–11 14–8 11–11
Milwaukee 7–15 15–7 13–9 14–8 14–8 11–11 11–11
New York 9–13 10–12 13–9 8–14 10–12 17–5 13–9
Philadelphia 6–16 12–10 11–11 8–14 12–10 15–7 13–9
Pittsburgh 8–14 11–11 8–14 11–11 5–17 7–15 10–12
St. Louis 8–14 8–14 11–11 11–11 9–13 9–13 12–10


Notable transactions

Roster

1955 Milwaukee 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 Del Crandall 133 440 104 .236 26 62
1B George Crowe 104 303 85 .281 15 55
2B Danny O'Connell 124 453 102 .225 6 40
SS Johnny Logan 154 595 177 .297 13 83
3B Eddie Mathews 141 499 144 .289 41 101
LF Bobby Thomson 101 343 88 .257 12 56
CF Bill Bruton 149 636 175 .275 9 47
RF Hank Aaron 153 602 189 .314 27 106

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
Joe Adcock 84 288 76 .264 15 45
Andy Pafko 86 252 67 .266 5 34
Chuck Tanner 97 243 60 .247 6 27
Jack Dittmer 38 72 9 .125 1 4
Del Rice 27 71 14 .197 2 7
Charlie White 12 30 7 .233 0 4
Ben Taylor 12 10 1 .100 0 0
Jim Pendleton 8 10 0 .000 0 0
Bob Roselli 6 9 2 .222 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
Warren Spahn 39 245.2 17 14 3.26 110
Lew Burdette 42 230 13 8 4.03 70
Bob Buhl 38 201.2 13 11 3.21 117
Gene Conley 22 158 11 7 4.16 107

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
Chet Nichols 34 144 9 8 4.00 44
Ray Crone 33 140.1 10 9 3.46 76
Humberto Robinson 13 38 3 1 3.08 19

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
Ernie Johnson 40 5 7 4 3.42 43
Dave Jolly 36 2 3 2 5.71 23
Roberto Vargas 25 0 0 2 8.76 13
Phil Paine 15 2 0 0 2.49 26
Joey Jay 12 0 0 0 4.74 3
John Edelman 5 0 0 0 11.12 3
Charlie Gorin 2 0 0 0 54.00 0
Dave Koslo 1 0 1 0 0

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Sox American Association George Selkirk
AA Atlanta Crackers Southern Association George McQuinn, Marvin Rackley
and Clyde King
AA Beaumont Exporters Texas League Mickey Livingston
A Jacksonville Braves Sally League Ben Geraghty
B Corpus Christi Clippers Big State League Connie Ryan
B Evansville Braves Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Bob Coleman
C Eau Claire Braves Northern League Joe Just
C Boise Braves Pioneer League Lou Stringer
C Quebec Braves Provincial League Sibby Sisti
D West Palm Beach Indians Florida State League Bill Steinecke
D Wellsville Braves PONY League Alex Monchak
D Lawton Braves Sooner State League Travis Jackson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Corpus Christi, Quebec, Lawton

Notes

  1. ^ Catfish Metkovich at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Marshall Bridges at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Chi-Chi Olivo at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Del Rice at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1955as.shtml

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
  • 1955 Milwaukee Braves season at Baseball Reference
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