1955 Milwaukee Braves season

The 1955 Milwaukee Braves season was the third in Milwaukee and the 85th overall season of the franchise.

1955 Milwaukee Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record85–69 (.552)
League place2nd
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
Brooklyn Dodgers 98 55 0.641 56–21 42–34
Milwaukee Braves 85 69 0.552 13½ 46–31 39–38
New York Giants 80 74 0.519 18½ 44–35 36–39
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 0.500 21½ 46–31 31–46
Cincinnati Redlegs 75 79 0.487 23½ 46–31 29–48
Chicago Cubs 72 81 0.471 26 43–33 29–48
St. Louis Cardinals 68 86 0.442 30½ 41–36 27–50
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 94 0.390 38½ 36–39 24–55

Record vs. opponents

1955 National League Records

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

Notable transactions

Roster

1955 Milwaukee Braves
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
C Del Crandall 133 440 104 .236 26 62
3B Eddie Mathews 141 499 144 .289 41 101
RF Hank Aaron 153 602 189 .314 27 106

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
Del Rice 27 71 14 .197 2 7

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 42 230 13 8 4.03 70
Bob Buhl 38 201.2 13 11 3.21 117
Gene Conley 22 158 11 7 4.16 107

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 34 144 9 8 4.00 44
Ray Crone 33 140.1 10 9 3.46 76

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
Phil Paine 15 2 0 0 2.49 26
John Edelman 5 0 0 0 11.12 3
Dave Koslo 1 0 1 0 0

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Sox American Association George Selkirk
AA Atlanta Crackers Southern Association George McQuinn, Marvin Rackley
and Clyde King
AA Beaumont Exporters Texas League Mickey Livingston
A Jacksonville Braves Sally League Ben Geraghty
B Corpus Christi Clippers Big State League Connie Ryan
B Evansville Braves Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Bob Coleman
C Eau Claire Braves Northern League Joe Just
C Boise Braves Pioneer League Lou Stringer
C Quebec Braves Provincial League Sibby Sisti
D West Palm Beach Indians Florida State League Bill Steinecke
D Wellsville Braves PONY League Alex Monchak
D Lawton Braves Sooner State League Travis Jackson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Corpus Christi, Quebec, Lawton

Notes

  1. ^ Catfish Metkovich at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Marshall Bridges at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Chi-Chi Olivo at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Del Rice at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1955as.shtml

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
  • 1955 Milwaukee Braves season at Baseball Reference
Bob Roselli

Robert Edward Roselli (December 10, 1931 – November 6, 2009) was an American professional baseball player, a catcher who played in Major League Baseball between the 1955 and 1962 seasons. Listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 185 lb (84 kg), Roselli batted and threw right-handed. He was born in San Francisco.

Roselli, who played most of his baseball career in the minor leagues, caught from 1950 through 1953 with three Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves farm teams at two different levels. He missed the 1954 and most of the 1955 season due to military service while serving in Korea.Following his discharge, Roselli played in parts of three seasons with the Braves as a backup for Del Crandall (1955–56, 1958), and later joined the Chicago White Sox to help Sherm Lollar for two years (1961–62). His most productive season came with the 1961 White Sox, when he hit a career-high .263 in 22 games.

In a five-season career, Roselli was a .219 hitter (25-for-114) with two home runs and 10 RBI in 68 games, including eight runs, seven doubles, one triple, and one stolen base.

Following his big-league career, Roselli played for Triple-A Hawaii Islanders in 1963, his last baseball season. After retiring, he was a scout for the Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds, worked as a salesman and also coached youth baseball teams.

Roselli died in Roseville, California, at the age of 77.

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