1954 Cincinnati Redlegs season

The 1954 Cincinnati Redlegs season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the National League with a record of 74–80, 23 games behind the New York Giants.

1954 Cincinnati Redlegs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Powel Crosley Jr.
General manager(s)Gabe Paul
Manager(s)Birdie Tebbetts
Local televisionWCPO-TV
(Waite Hoyt, Bob Gilmore)
Local radioWCPO
(Waite Hoyt, Bob Gilmore)
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 97 57 0.630 53–23 44–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 0.597 5 45–32 47–30
Milwaukee Braves 89 65 0.578 8 43–34 46–31
Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 0.487 22 39–39 36–40
Cincinnati Redlegs 74 80 0.481 23 41–36 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 0.468 25 33–44 39–38
Chicago Cubs 64 90 0.416 33 40–37 24–53
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 0.344 44 31–46 22–55

Record vs. opponents

1954 National League Records

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

Notable transactions

Roster

1954 Cincinnati Redlegs
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
OF Jim Greengrass 139 542 152 .280 27 92

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
Nino Escalera 73 69 11 .159 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
Art Fowler 40 227.2 12 10 3.83 93
Fred Baczewski 29 130 6 6 5.26 43

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
Jim Pearce 2 11 1 0 0.00 3

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
Frank Smith 50 5 8 20 2.67 51
Jackie Collum 36 7 3 0 3.76 28

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League Joe Schultz
A Columbia Reds Sally League Ernie White
B High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms Carolina League Tommy Reis, Don Padgett and Fred Lanifero
B Colonial Heights-Petersburg Colts Piedmont League Johnny Vander Meer
C Maryville-Alcoa Twins/Morristown Twins Mountain States League Tuck McWilliams
C Duluth Dukes Northern League Oscar Khedarian, Dick Wade and Danny Litwhiler
C Ogden Reds Pioneer League Earle Brucker, Sr.
D Fort Walton Beach Jets Alabama–Florida League John Streza
D Douglas Trojans Georgia State League Charles Bledsoe
D Fitzgerald Redlegs Georgia–Florida League Red Treadway

Maryville-Alcoa franchise transferred to Morristown, June 19, 1954; Morristown club folded, July 7[7]

References

  1. ^ Art Fowler page at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Brooks Lawrence page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 199, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  4. ^ Retrosheet box score: Milwaukee Braves 5, Cincinnati Redlegs 1
  5. ^ Ernie Broglio page at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Jim Pearce page at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

External links

Corky Valentine

Harold Lewis "Corky" Valentine (January 4, 1929 – January 21, 2005) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for two seasons. He pitched for the Cincinnati Redlegs for 36 games during the 1954 Cincinnati Redlegs season and ten games during the 1955 Cincinnati Redlegs season.

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