1954 Milwaukee Braves season

The 1954 Milwaukee Braves season was the second in Milwaukee and the 84th overall season of the franchise.

1954 Milwaukee Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record89–65 (.578)
League place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Louis R. Perini
General manager(s)John J. Quinn
Manager(s)Charlie Grimm
Local televisionnone
Local radioWEMP
WTMJ
(Earl Gillespie, Blaine Walsh)
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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

  • June 1954: Lee Maye was signed as an amateur free agent by the Braves.[5]
  • June 14, 1954: Sibby Sisti was released by the Braves.[6]

Roster

1954 Milwaukee 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
1B Joe Adcock 133 500 154 .308 23 87
3B Eddie Mathews 138 476 138 .290 40 103
SS Johnny Logan 154 560 154 .275 8 66
LF Hank Aaron 122 468 131 .280 13 69

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
Catfish Metkovich 68 123 34 .276 1 15
Charlie White 50 93 22 .237 1 8
Roy Smalley 25 36 8 .222 1 7
Billy Queen 3 2 0 .000 0 0
Sibby Sisti 9 0 0 ---- 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
Lew Burdette 38 238 15 14 2.76 79
Gene Conley 28 194.1 14 9 2.96 113
Jim Wilson 27 127.2 8 2 3.52 52

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 35 122.1 9 11 4.41 55
Bob Buhl 31 110.1 2 7 4.00 57

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
Dave Jolly 47 11 6 10 2.43 62
Ernie Johnson 40 5 2 2 2.81 68
Ray Crone 19 1 0 1 2.02 33
Joey Jay 15 1 0 0 6.50 13
Phil Paine 11 1 0 0 3.86 11
Charlie Gorin 5 0 1 0 1.86 12

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Sox American Association George Selkirk
AA Atlanta Crackers Southern Association Whit Wyatt
A Jacksonville Braves Sally League Ben Geraghty
A Lincoln Chiefs Western League Whitey Wietelmann and Glenn McQuillen
B Corpus Christi Clippers Big State League Bill Capps
B Miami Beach/Greater Miami Flamingos Florida International League Pepper Martin
B Evansville Braves Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Bob Coleman
C Eau Claire Braves Northern League Charlie Root
C Quebec Braves Provincial League George McQuinn
D Wellsville Braves PONY League Ted Sepkowski
D Lawton Braves Sooner State League Travis Jackson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Atlanta, Quebec, Lawton
Miami Beach franchise transferred to Miami, May 20, 1954; Florida International League folded, July 27

Notes

  1. ^ Art Fowler page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Catfish Metkovich page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 258, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  4. ^ Eddie Mathews | The Baseball Page
  5. ^ Lee Maye page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Sibby Sisti page at Baseball Reference

References

Billy Queen (baseball)

William Eddleman Queen (November 28, 1928 – April 23, 2006) nicknamed "Doc", was an American outfielder in Major League Baseball. Listed at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m), 185 pounds (84 kg), he batted and threw right-handed.

The native of Gastonia, North Carolina, was 25 years old when he entered the Majors in 1954 with the Milwaukee Braves. A right fielder, he was hitless in his only two at bats in three games. He struck out against Harvey Haddix of the St. Louis Cardinals on April 24, and whiffed the following day against Al Brazle.

He then was sent to the Triple-A Toledo Sox to continue what would be a 14-season (1947–1960) minor league career.

Queen died in Gastonia at the age of 77.

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