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1951 Philadelphia Phillies season

Description : The 1951 Philadelphia Phillies finished in fifth place. The team had won the 1950 National League pennant but in the United Press' annual preseason poll of sportswriters, only 18 out of 168 writers picked the team to repeat as pennant winners; the Giants received 81 votes and the Dodgers 55. Those two teams wound up tied, with the Phillies 23 games behind.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]The 1951 All-Star Game was originally awarded to the Philadelphia Phillies. The City of Detroit was celebrat... Page:1644

1951 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
  • National League (since 1883)
Location
  • Shibe Park (since 1938)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (since 1883)
Other information
Owner(s)R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
Manager(s)Eddie Sawyer
Local televisionWPTZ
WCAU
WFIL
Local radioWPEN
(Bill Brundige, Gene Kelly)
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The 1951 Philadelphia Phillies finished in fifth place. The team had won the 1950 National League pennant but in the United Press' annual preseason poll of sportswriters, only 18 out of 168 writers picked the team to repeat as pennant winners; the Giants received 81 votes and the Dodgers 55. Those two teams wound up tied, with the Phillies 23 games behind.

Offseason

  • Prior to 1951 season: Ray Semproch was signed as an amateur free agent by the Phillies.

Regular season

Season standings

National LeagueWLGBPct.
New York Giants9859--.624
Brooklyn Dodgers97601.618
St. Louis Cardinals817315.5.526
Boston Braves767820.5.494
Philadelphia Phillies738123.5.474
Cincinnati Reds688628.5.442
Pittsburgh Pirates649032.5.416
Chicago Cubs629234.5.403

Record vs. opponents

1951 National League Records
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[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

TeamBOSBRCHCCINNYGPHIPITSTL
Boston10–1210–1210–128–1412–1013–913–9
Brooklyn12–1014–814–814–1115–710–1218–4
Chicago12–108–1410–127–157–159–139–13
Cincinnati12–108–1412–105–1711–1112–108–14
New York14–811–1415–717–516–614–811–11
Philadelphia10–127–1515–711–116–1615–79–13
Pittsburgh9–1312–1013–910–128–147–155–17
St. Louis9–134–1813–914–811–1113–917–5


Notable transactions

  • June 11, 1951: Ted Kazanski was signed as an amateur free agent by the Phillies.

All-Star Game

The 1951 All-Star Game was originally awarded to the Philadelphia Phillies. The City of Detroit was celebrating the 250th anniversary of its founding in 1701 and requested to host the year's All-Star Game. Although the National League was scheduled to host the game in '51, the game was moved to Detroit's Briggs Stadium to coincide with the city's celebration. The Phillies instead hosted the 1952 All-Star Game at Shibe Park.

Roster

1951 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers
  • 41 Jack Brittin
  • 18 Milo Candini
  • 23 Bubba Church
  • 38 Leo Cristante
  • 22 Karl Drews
  • 20 Andy Hansen
  • 27 Ken Heintzelman
  • 39 Ken Johnson
  • 41 Niles Jordan
  • 35 Jim Konstanty
  • 34 Russ Meyer
  • 19 Bob Miller
  • 16 Lou Possehl
  • 36 Robin Roberts
  • 33 Jocko Thompson
Catchers
  • 29 Stan Lopata
  • 21 Andy Seminick
  • 25 Ken Silvestri
  • 10 Del Wilber

Infielders

  • 37,5 Jimmy Bloodworth
  •  3 Putsy Caballero
  •  9 Mike Goliat
  •  2 Granny Hamner
  •  6 Willie Jones
  • 13 Eddie Pellagrini
  •  4 Eddie Waitkus
  •  9 Dick Young
Outfielders
  •  1 Richie Ashburn
  • 37,5 Tommy Brown
  • 37 Mel Clark
  • 14 Del Ennis
  • 15 Jackie Mayo
  • 12 Bill Nicholson
  • 15 Ed Sanicki
  •  8 Dick Sisler
  • 37 Dick Whitman

Other batters

  • 17 Stan Hollmig
Manager
  • 24 Eddie Sawyer

Coaches

  • 11 Benny Bengough
  • 32 Dusty Cooke
  • 40 Maje McDonnell
  • 31 Cy Perkins

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

PosPlayerGABHAvg.HRRBI

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

PlayerGABHAvg.HRRBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

PlayerGIPWLERASO

Other pitchers

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

PlayerGIPWLERASO

Relief pitchers

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

PlayerGWLSVERASO
Candini, MiloMilo Candini181002.7010
Miller, BobBob Miller172106.8210
Brittin, JackJack Brittin30009.003

Farm system

See also: Minor league baseball
LevelTeamLeagueManager
AAABaltimore OriolesInternational LeagueNick Cullop
ASchenectady Blue JaysEastern LeagueLeon Riley
BTerre Haute PhilliesIllinois-Indiana-Iowa LeagueSkeeter Newsome
BWilmington Blue RocksInterstate LeagueDan Carnevale
CPittsfield PhilliesCanadian-American LeagueDick Carter
CGrand Forks ChiefsNorthern LeagueEddie Murphy
CSalt Lake City BeesPioneer LeagueHub Kittle
CSalina Blue JaysWestern AssociationFloyd "Pat" Patterson
DElizabethton PhilsAppalachian LeagueJohn Davenport and Donald Marshall
DKlamath Falls GemsFar West LeagueBill DeCarlo
DLima PhilliesOhio-Indiana LeagueBarney Lutz
DBradford PhilliesPONY LeagueFrank McCormick and John Davenport

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