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1951 Boston Braves season

 

1951 Boston Braves season

1951 Boston Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 76–78 (.494)
League place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Louis R. Perini
Manager(s) Billy Southworth, Tommy Holmes
Local television WNAC
WBZ-TV
Local radio WNAC
(Jim Britt, Bump Hadley, Les Smith)
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Offseason

  • Prior to 1951 season: Georges Maranda was signed as an amateur free agent by the Braves.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
New York Giants 98 59 -- .624
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 60 1 .618
St. Louis Cardinals 81 73 15.5 .526
Boston Braves 76 78 20.5 .494
Philadelphia Phillies 73 81 23.5 .474
Cincinnati Reds 68 86 28.5 .442
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 90 32.5 .416
Chicago Cubs 62 92 34.5 .403

Roster

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
3B Elliott, BobBob Elliott 136 480 137 .285 15 70
OF Gordon, SidSid Gordon 150 550 158 .287 29 109

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
Logan, JohnnyJohnny Logan 62 169 37 .219 0 16
Márquez, LuisLuis Márquez 68 122 24 .197 0 11
Holmes, TommyTommy Holmes 27 29 5 .172 0 5
Thorpe, BobBob Thorpe 2 2 1 .500 0 1

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
Spahn, WarrenWarren Spahn 39 310.2 22 14 2.98 164
Bickford, VernVern Bickford 25 164.2 11 9 3.12 76
Wilson, JimJim Wilson 20 110 7 7 5.40 33

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
Nichols, ChetChet Nichols 33 156 11 8 2.88 71
Cole, DaveDave Cole 23 67.2 2 4 4.26 33
Donovan, DickDick Donovan 8 13.2 0 0 5.27 4

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
Chipman, BobBob Chipman 33 4 3 4 4.85 17
Paine, PhilPhil Paine 21 2 0 0 3.06 17
Donnelly, BlixBlix Donnelly 6 0 1 0 7.36 3
Burdette, LewLew Burdette 3 0 0 0 6.23 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Milwaukee Brewers American Association Charlie Grimm
AA Atlanta Crackers Southern Association Dixie Walker and Whit Wyatt
A Hartford Chiefs Eastern League Tommy Holmes and Travis Jackson
A Denver Bears Western League Andy Cohen
B Evansville Braves Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Bob Coleman
B Hagerstown Braves Interstate League Dutch Dorman
C Ventura Braves California League Gene Lillard
C Eau Claire Bears Northern League Bill Adair
C Quebec Braves Provincial League George McQuinn
D Bluefield Blue-Grays Appalachian League Travis Jackson and Xavier Rescigno

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Milwaukee

References

  1. ^ Georges Maranda page at Baseball Reference

External links

  • 1951 Boston Braves season at Baseball Reference
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