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1955 Milwaukee Braves season

1955 Milwaukee Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 85–69 (.552)
League place 2nd
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.
Brooklyn Dodgers 98 55 -- .641
Milwaukee Braves 85 69 13.5 .552
New York Giants 80 74 18.5 .519
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 21.5 .500
Cincinnati Redlegs 75 79 23.5 .487
Chicago Cubs 72 81 26 .471
St. Louis Cardinals 68 86 30.5 .442
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 94 38.5 .390

Notable transactions

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
C Crandall, DelDel Crandall 133 440 104 .236 26 62
3B Mathews, EddieEddie Mathews 141 499 144 .289 41 101
RF Aaron, HankHank 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
Rice, DelDel 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
Burdette, LewLew Burdette 42 230 13 8 4.03 70
Buhl, BobBob Buhl 38 201.2 13 11 3.21 117
Conley, GeneGene 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
Nichols, ChetChet Nichols 34 144 9 8 4.00 44
Crone, RayRay 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
Paine, PhilPhil Paine 15 2 0 0 2.49 26
Edelman, JohnJohn Edelman 5 0 0 0 11.12 3
Koslo, DaveDave 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 page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Marshall Bridges page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Chi-Chi Olivo page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Del Rice page 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, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN . 
  • 1955 Milwaukee Braves season at Baseball Reference
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