1951 Philadelphia Phillies season

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.[1] Those two teams wound up tied, with the Phillies 23 games behind.

1951 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s)R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
Manager(s)Eddie Sawyer
Local televisionWPTZ
WCAU
WFIL
Local radioWPEN
(Bill Brundige, Gene Kelly)
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Offseason

  • Prior to 1951 season: Ray Semproch was signed as an amateur free agent by the Phillies.[2]

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

Notable transactions

  • June 11, 1951: Ted Kazanski was signed as an amateur free agent by the Phillies.[3]

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.[4]

Game log

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member

Roster

1951 Philadelphia Phillies
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

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

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

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

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
Milo Candini 18 1 0 0 2.70 10
Bob Miller 17 2 1 0 6.82 10
Jack Brittin 3 0 0 0 9.00 3

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Baltimore Orioles International League Nick Cullop
A Schenectady Blue Jays Eastern League Leon Riley
B Terre Haute Phillies Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Skeeter Newsome
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Dan Carnevale
C Pittsfield Phillies Canadian–American League Dick Carter
C Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League Eddie Murphy
C Salt Lake City Bees Pioneer League Hub Kittle
C Salina Blue Jays Western Association Floyd "Pat" Patterson
D Elizabethton Phils Appalachian League John Davenport and Donald Marshall
D Klamath Falls Gems Far West League Bill DeCarlo
D Lima Phillies Ohio–Indiana League Barney Lutz
D Bradford Phillies PONY League Frank McCormick and John Davenport

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Wilmington, Grand Forks, Klamath Falls[18]

References

  1. ^ "Writers Pick Red Sox, Giants To Win Pennants". St. Petersburg Times. April 13, 1951. p. 25.
  2. ^ Ray Semproch at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Ted Kazanski at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Vincent, David; Lyle Spatz, David W. Smith (2001). The Midsummer Classic: The Complete History of Baseball's All-Star Game. University of Nebraska Press. p. 111. ISBN 0-8032-9273-2.
  5. ^ "1951 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com.
  6. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. April 20, 1951. p. 40. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  7. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. May 12, 1951. p. 6. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  8. ^ "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 23, 1951. p. 22. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  9. ^ "Major Leagues". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. June 9, 1951. p. 10. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. June 11, 1951. p. 16. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  11. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. June 28, 1951. p. 40. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  12. ^ "Major Leagues". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. August 11, 1951. p. 10. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  13. ^ "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. September 7, 1951. p. 20. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  14. ^ "Cavarretta Pilots Cubs To 8-7 Win". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. Associated Press (AP). July 23, 1951. p. 16. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  15. ^ "Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies Box Score". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. July 22, 1951. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  16. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies 3, Chicago Cubs 2 (2)". retrosheet.org. July 22, 1951. Retrieved March 20, 2017. [G]ame suspended for curfew and completed 8/21 with new umpires[.]
  17. ^ "1951 Original Regular Season Schedule". retrosheet.org. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  18. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links

Dick Young (baseball)

Richard Ennis Young (June 3, 1928 – January 7, 2018) was a professional baseball player. He played parts of two seasons in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies for two seasons, primarily as a second baseman. He played 15 games for the Phillies during the 1951 Philadelphia Phillies season and five games during the 1952 Philadelphia Phillies season.

Young died January 7, 2018.

Niles Jordan

Niles Chapman Jordan (December 1, 1925 – March 15, 2008) was an American professional baseball player, a pitcher who appeared in Major League Baseball during the 1951 and 1952 seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds. Listed at 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) and 180 pounds (82 kg), he batted and threw left-handed.

A native of Lyman, Washington, Jordan excelled in sports at Sedro-Woolley High School before enlisting the United States Navy upon graduation in 1943. He served on the destroyer USS Bennett in the Pacific, taking part at the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. On April 7, 1945, Jordan survived a hit from a Japanese kamikaze fighter on the Bennett. After being discharged from military service he attended Mount Vernon College where he played baseball and football.

Jordan later pitched for the Sedro-Woolley in the local city league and in 1948 was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies. He was sent to the Klamath Falls Gems of the Far West League where, in 1949, he finished with a 19–7 mark and a 4.35 ERA. In 1950 he was promoted to the Terre Haute Phillies of the Three-I League where he was 17–6, and then enjoyed his best season with Wilmington of the Interstate League in 1951, going 21–3 with 20 complete games (including two one-hitters) and earned a late-season call-up to Philadelphia. Before the 1952 season, he was obtained by the Cincinnati Reds along with Eddie Pellagrini, Andy Seminick and Dick Sisler in the same transaction that brought Connie Ryan, Smoky Burgess and Howie Fox to the Phillies.In a two-season career, Jordan posted a 2–4 record with a 4.19 ERA in eight appearances, including a shutout, giving up 22 runs (two unearned) on 49 hits and 11 walks while striking out 13 in 43.0 innings of work.

Following his baseball career, Jordan returned to Sedro Woolley, Washington, just miles from his birthplace, where he worked in the lumber industry for many years. He died in the Life Care Center of Skagit Valley at the age of 82.

1951 Game Log[5]
Overall Record: 73–81
^[a] The second game on July 22 was suspended (Sunday curfew) after seven innings with the score 0–1[14] and was completed August 21, 1951, with new umpires.[15][16]
^[b] The original game schedule indicated Philadelphia at Chicago for single games on July 29 and September 20.[17]
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