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1952 Boston Braves season

 

1952 Boston Braves season

The 1952 Boston Braves season involved the 64-89 team finishing seventh in the National League, 32 games behind the pennant-winning Brooklyn Dodgers. This was the 82nd and final season for the franchise in Boston, Massachusetts, as the team moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the 1953 season.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 57 -- .627
New York Giants 92 62 4.5 .597
St. Louis Cardinals 88 66 8.5 .571
Philadelphia Phillies 87 67 9.5 .565
Chicago Cubs 77 77 19.5 .500
Cincinnati Reds 69 85 27.5 .448
Boston Braves 64 89 32 .418
Pittsburgh Pirates 42 112 54.5 .273

Roster

1952 Boston 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
SS Logan, JohnnyJohnny Logan 117 456 129 .283 4 42

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
Thorpe, BobBob Thorpe 81 292 76 .260 3 26
Burris, PaulPaul Burris 55 168 37 .220 2 21

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
Bickford, VernVern Bickford 26 161.1 7 12 3.74 62

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

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
Burdette, LewLew Burdette 47 6 11 7 3.61 47
Chipman, BobBob Chipman 29 1 1 0 2.81 16

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Milwaukee Brewers American Association Charlie Grimm, Red Smith
and Bucky Walters
AA Atlanta Crackers Southern Association Dixie Walker
A Hartford Chiefs Eastern League Del Bissonette
B Wichita Falls Spudders Big State League Frank Mancuso
B Evansville Braves Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Bob Coleman
B Hagerstown Braves Interstate League Dutch Dorman
C Ventura Braves California League Bobby Sturgeon and Jose Perez
C Eau Claire Bears Northern League Bill Adair
C Quebec Braves Provincial League George McQuinn
D Welch Miners Appalachian League Jack Crosswhite
D Danville Dans Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Virl Minnis
D Harlan Smokies Mountain States League Rex Carr
D Appleton Papermakers Wisconsin State League Travis Jackson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Hagerstown, Quebec, Harlan

References

External links

  • 1952 Boston Braves season at Baseball Reference
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