1951 Philadelphia Athletics season

The 1951 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing sixth in the American League with a record of 70 wins and 84 losses.

1951 Philadelphia Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Earle Mack & Roy Mack
General manager(s)Arthur Ehlers
Manager(s)Jimmy Dykes
Local televisionWPTZ/WCAU/WFIL
Local radioWIBG
(Ray Walton, By Saam, Claude Haring)
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Offseason

Regular season

Ferris Fain won the American League batting championship with a .344 batting average.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 98 56 .636 --
Cleveland Indians 93 61 .604 5
Boston Red Sox 87 67 .565 11
Chicago White Sox 81 73 .526 17
Detroit Tigers 73 81 .474 25
Philadelphia Athletics 70 84 .455 28
Washington Senators 62 92 .403 36
St. Louis Browns 52 102 .338 46

Record vs. opponents

1951 American League Records

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

Notable transactions

Roster

1951 Philadelphia Athletics
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
1B Ferris Fain 117 425 146 .344 6 57
OF Gus Zernial 139 552 151 .274 33 125
OF Dave Philley 125 468 123 .263 7 59

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 Limmer 94 213 34 .159 5 30
Kermit Wahl 20 59 11 .186 0 6
Paul Lehner 9 28 4 .143 0 1
Tod Davis 11 15 1 .067 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
Dick Fowler 22 125 5 11 5.62 29
Lou Brissie 2 13.1 0 2 6.75 3

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 Hooper 38 189 12 10 4.38 64
Morrie Martin 35 138 11 4 3.78 35
Joe Coleman 28 96.1 1 6 5.98 34

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
Moe Burtschy 7 0 0 0 5.29 4
Bubba Harris 3 0 0 0 9.00 2

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Savannah Indians Sally League George Staller
A Lincoln Athletics Western League Frank Skaff
B Fayetteville Athletics Carolina League Red Norris
B Salisbury Athletics Interstate League Bunny Griffiths
C Rome Colonels Canadian–American League Buck Etchison
D Tarboro A's Coastal Plain League Joe Rullo
D Cordele A's Georgia–Florida League Ducky Detweiler and Jimmie DeShong
D Lexington Indians North Carolina State League Harold Harrigan, Gray Hampton and Bob Deese
D Corning Athletics PONY League Irv Hall

References

  1. ^ Morrie Martin page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Minnie Miñoso page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Kermit Wahl page at Baseball Reference

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