1950 Cleveland Indians season

The 1950 Cleveland Indians season was the 50th season in franchise history. The team finished fourth in the American League with a record of 92–62, six games behind the New York Yankees.

1950 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Ellis Ryan
General manager(s)Hank Greenberg
Manager(s)Lou Boudreau
Local televisionWEWS-TV
Jack Graney, Jimmy Dudley
Local radioWERE (1300)
Jack Graney, Jimmy Dudley
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Offseason

Regular season

In 1950, the Cleveland Indians became the first Major League Baseball franchise to use a bullpen car.[3] Rookie Al Rosen led the American League in home runs with 37.[4]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 98 56 .636 --
Detroit Tigers 95 59 .617 3
Boston Red Sox 94 60 .610 4
Cleveland Indians 92 62 .597 6
Washington Senators 67 87 .435 31
Chicago White Sox 60 94 .390 38
St. Louis Browns 58 96 .377 40
Philadelphia Athletics 52 102 .338 46

Record vs. opponents

1950 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 15–7 10–12 10–12 9–13 19–3 19–3 12–10
Chicago 7–15 8–14 6–16–2 8–14 11–11 12–10 8–14
Cleveland 12–10 14–8 13–9–1 8–14 17–5 13–9 15–7
Detroit 12–10 16–6–2 9–13–1 11–11 17–5 17–5 13–9
New York 13–9 14–8 14–8 11–11 15–7 17–5 14–8–1
Philadelphia 3–19 11–11 5–17 5–17 7–15 8–14 13–9
St. Louis 3–19 10–12 9–13 5–17 5–17 14–8 12–10
Washington 10–12 14–8 7–15 9–13 8–14–1 9–13 10–12

Notable transactions

Roster

1950 Cleveland Indians
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 Jim Hegan 131 415 91 .219 14 58
1B Luke Easter 141 540 151 .280 28 107
2B Joe Gordon 119 368 87 .236 19 57
SS Ray Boone 109 365 110 .301 7 58
3B Al Rosen 155 554 159 .287 37 116
OF Bob Kennedy 146 540 157 .291 9 54
OF Larry Doby 142 503 164 .326 25 102
OF Dale Mitchell 130 506 156 .308 3 49

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
Lou Boudreau 81 260 70 .269 1 29
Bobby Avila 80 201 60 .299 1 21
Allie Clark 59 163 35 .215 6 21
Ray Murray 55 139 38 .273 1 13
Thurman Tucker 57 101 18 .178 1 7
Mickey Vernon 28 90 17 .189 0 10
Jim Lemon 12 34 6 .176 1 1
Herb Conyers 7 9 3 .333 1 1
Johnny Berardino 4 5 2 .400 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
Bob Lemon 44 288 23 11 3.84 170
Bob Feller 35 247 16 11 3.43 119
Early Wynn 32 213.2 18 8 3.20 143
Mike Garcia 33 184 11 11 3.86 76
Al Aber 1 9 1 0 2.00 4

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
Steve Gromek 31 113.1 10 7 3.65 43
Gene Bearden 14 45.1 1 3 6.15 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
Al Benton 36 4 2 4 3.57 26
Sam Zoldak 33 4 2 4 3.96 15
Marino Pieretti 29 0 1 1 4.18 11
Jesse Flores 28 3 3 4 3.74 27
Dick Rozek 12 0 0 0 4.97 14
Dick Weik 11 1 3 0 3.81 16

Awards and honors

  • Al Rosen, American League leader, home runs (37)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League Del Baker
AA Oklahoma City Indians Texas League Joe Vosmik, Hank Gowdy and Tommy Reis
A Dayton Indians Central League Dolph Camilli
A Wilkes-Barre Barons Eastern League Bill Norman
B Cedar Rapids Indians Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Billy Jurges
B Harrisburg Senators Interstate League Les Bell
B Spartanburg Peaches Tri-State League Kerby Farrell
B Tacoma Tigers Western International League Jim Brillheart
C Tucson Cowboys Arizona–Texas League Hank Leiber
C Bakersfield Indians California League Harry Griswold
C Pittsfield Indians Canadian–American League Lloyd Brown
D Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Red Ruffing
D Zanesville Indians Ohio–Indiana League Knowles Piercy
D Batavia Clippers PONY League Ed Kobesky
D Green Bay Blue Jays Wisconsin State League Phil Seghi

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Wilkes-Barre[7]

References

  1. ^ a b Grant Dunlap at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Satchel Paige at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Lukas, Paul (October 19, 2007). "Lukas: Long live the bullpen car - ESPN Page 2". Espn.com. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 346, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  5. ^ Mike Tresh at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Mickey Vernon at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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