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1954 Milwaukee Braves season

1954 Milwaukee Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 89–65 (.578)
League place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) Louis R. Perini
Manager(s) Charlie Grimm
Local television none
Local radio WEMP
WTMJ
(Earl Gillespie, Blaine Walsh)
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
New York Giants 97 57 -- .630
Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 5 .597
Milwaukee Braves 89 65 8 .578
Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 22 .487
Cincinnati Redlegs 74 80 23 .481
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 25 .468
Chicago Cubs 64 90 33 .416
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 44 .344

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

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 Adcock, JoeJoe Adcock 133 500 154 .308 23 87
3B Mathews, EddieEddie Mathews 138 476 138 .290 40 103
SS Logan, JohnnyJohnny Logan 154 560 154 .275 8 66
LF Aaron, HankHank 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
Metkovich, CatfishCatfish Metkovich 68 123 34 .276 1 15
White, CharlieCharlie White 50 93 22 .237 1 8
Smalley, RoyRoy Smalley 25 36 8 .222 1 7
Queen, BillyBilly Queen 3 2 0 .000 0 0
Sisti, SibbySibby 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
Burdette, LewLew Burdette 38 238 15 14 2.76 79
Conley, GeneGene Conley 28 194.1 14 9 2.96 113
Wilson, JimJim 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
Nichols, ChetChet Nichols 35 122.1 9 11 4.41 55
Buhl, BobBob 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
Jolly, DaveDave Jolly 47 11 6 10 2.43 62
Johnson, ErnieErnie Johnson 40 5 2 2 2.81 68
Crone, RayRay Crone 19 1 0 1 2.02 33
Jay, JoeyJoey Jay 15 1 0 0 6.50 13
Paine, PhilPhil Paine 11 1 0 0 3.86 11
Gorin, CharlieCharlie 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, NY, 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

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN . 
  • 1954 Milwaukee Braves season at Baseball Reference
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