1951 Boston Braves season

The 1951 Boston Braves season was the 81st season of the franchise and its penultimate in Boston.

1951 Boston Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record76–78 (.494)
League place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Louis R. Perini
General manager(s)John J. Quinn
Manager(s)Billy Southworth, Tommy Holmes
Local televisionWNAC
WBZ-TV
Local radioWNAC
(Jim Britt, Bump Hadley, Les Smith)
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Offseason

  • Prior to 1951 season: Georges Maranda was signed as an amateur free agent by the Braves.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 98 59 0.624 50–28 48–31
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 60 0.618 1 49–29 48–31
St. Louis Cardinals 81 73 0.526 15½ 44–34 37–39
Boston Braves 76 78 0.494 20½ 42–35 34–43
Philadelphia Phillies 73 81 0.474 23½ 38–39 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 68 86 0.442 28½ 35–42 33–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 90 0.416 32½ 32–45 32–45
Chicago Cubs 62 92 0.403 34½ 32–45 30–47

Record vs. opponents

1951 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 10–12–1 10–12 10–12 8–14 12–10 13–9 13–9
Brooklyn 12–10–1 14–8 14–8 14–11 15–7 10–12 18–4
Chicago 12–10 8–14 10–12 7–15 7–15 9–13 9–13–1
Cincinnati 12–10 8–14 12–10 5–17 11–11 12–10–1 8–14
New York 14–8 11–14 15–7 17–5 16–6 14–8 11–11
Philadelphia 10–12 7–15 15–7 11–11 6–16 15–7 9–13
Pittsburgh 9–13 12–10 13–9 10–12–1 8–14 7–15 5–17
St. Louis 9–13 4–18 13–9–1 14–8 11–11 13–9 17–5

Roster

1951 Boston Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
3B Bob Elliott 136 480 137 .285 15 70
OF Sid Gordon 150 550 158 .287 29 109

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
Johnny Logan 62 169 37 .219 0 16
Luis Márquez 68 122 24 .197 0 11
Tommy Holmes 27 29 5 .172 0 5
Bob Thorpe 2 2 1 .500 0 1

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 39 310.2 22 14 2.98 164
Vern Bickford 25 164.2 11 9 3.12 76
Jim Wilson 20 110 7 7 5.40 33

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 33 156 11 8 2.88 71
Dave Cole 23 67.2 2 4 4.26 33
Dick Donovan 8 13.2 0 0 5.27 4

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
Bob Chipman 33 4 3 4 4.85 17
Phil Paine 21 2 0 0 3.06 17
Blix Donnelly 6 0 1 0 7.36 3
Lew Burdette 3 0 0 0 6.23 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Milwaukee Brewers American Association Charlie Grimm
AA Atlanta Crackers Southern Association Dixie Walker and Whit Wyatt
A Hartford Chiefs Eastern League Tommy Holmes and Travis Jackson
A Denver Bears Western League Andy Cohen
B Evansville Braves Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Bob Coleman
B Hagerstown Braves Interstate League Dutch Dorman
C Ventura Braves California League Gene Lillard
C Eau Claire Bears Northern League Bill Adair
C Quebec Braves Provincial League George McQuinn
D Bluefield Blue-Grays Appalachian League Travis Jackson and Xavier Rescigno

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Milwaukee

References

  1. ^ Georges Maranda page at Baseball Reference

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