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1950 Brooklyn Dodgers season

1950 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Ebbets Field (since 1913)
  • Brooklyn, New York (since 1883)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Branch Rickey, Walter O'Malley, James Lawrence Smith
    Manager(s) Burt Shotton
    Local television WOR-TV
    Local radio WMGM
    Red Barber, Connie Desmond, Vin Scully
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    The 1950 Brooklyn Dodgers struggled for much of the season, but still wound up pushing the Philadelphia Phillies to the last day of the season before falling two games short. Following the season Branch Rickey was replaced as majority owner/team president by Walter O'Malley, who promptly fired manager Burt Shotton and replaced him with Chuck Dressen. Buzzie Bavasi was also hired as the team's first independent General Manager.

    Vin Scully joined the Dodgers' radio and television crew as a play-by-play announcer in 1950; in 2015, Scully entered his 66th consecutive season with the club, the longest such tenure in the history of sports broadcasting.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    During the season, Duke Snider had a hitting streak of 22 games[10] Another highlight was on August 31, when Gil Hodges hit four home runs in one game, becoming the first player in the 20th century to do so in his home park.[11]

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Philadelphia Phillies 91 63 -- .591
    Brooklyn Dodgers 89 65 2 .578
    New York Giants 86 68 5 .558
    Boston Braves 83 71 8 .539
    St. Louis Cardinals 78 75 12.5 .510
    Cincinnati Reds 66 87 24.5 .431
    Chicago Cubs 64 89 26.5 .418
    Pittsburgh Pirates 57 96 33.5 .373

    Notable transactions

    Opening Day lineup

    Opening Day lineup
    Name Position
    Pee Wee Reese Shortstop
    George Shuba Left fielder
    Duke Snider Center fielder
    Jackie Robinson Second baseman
    Carl Furillo Right fielder
    Gil Hodges First baseman
    Bobby Morgan Third baseman
    Roy Campanella Catcher
    Don Newcombe Starting pitcher

    Roster

    1950 Brooklyn Dodgers
    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 Hodges, GilGil Hodges 153 561 159 .283 32 113
    OF Snider, DukeDuke Snider 152 620 199 .321 31 107

    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
    Bankhead, DanDan Bankhead 41 129.1 9 4 5.50 96
    Banta, JackJack Banta 16 41.1 4 4 4.35 15

    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
    Epperly, AlAl Epperly 5 0 0 0 5.00 3

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

    Level
    Team League Manager
    AAA Hollywood Stars Pacific Coast League Fred Haney
    AAA Montreal Royals International League Walter Alston
    AAA St. Paul Saints American Association Clay Hopper
    AA Ft. Worth Cats Texas League Bobby Bragan
    AA Mobile Bears Southern Association Paul Chervinko
    A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Greg Mulleavy
    George Fallon
    A Greenville Spinners South Atlantic League Oscar Grimes
    A Pueblo Dodgers Western League Ray Hathaway
    B Asheville Tourists Tri-State League Clay Bryant
    B Danville Dodgers Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League James Bivin
    B Lancaster Red Roses Interstate League Ed Head
    B Miami Sun Sox Florida International League Pepper Martin
    B Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League Al Campanis
    Bud Metheny
    C Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Larry Shepard
    C Bisbee-Douglas Copper Kings Southwest International League Buck Elliott
    C Greenwood Dodgers Cotton States League Lou Rochelli
    C Santa Barbara Dodgers California League Bill Hart
    D Trois Rivieres Royals Canadian-American League George Scherger
    D Hazard Bombers Mountain States League Max Macon
    D Hornell Dodgers Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League Doc Alexson
    D Ponca City Dodgers Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League Boyd Bartley
    D Sheboygan Indians Wisconsin State League Joe Hauser
    D Valdosta Dodgers Georgia-Florida League Stan Wasiak

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    References

    External links