1951 Philadelphia Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Earle Mack & Roy Mack
General manager(s)Arthur Ehlers
Manager(s)Jimmy Dykes
Local televisionWPTZ/WCAU/WFIL
Local radioWIBG
(Ray Walton, By Saam, Claude Haring)
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The 1951 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing sixth in the American League with a record of 70 wins and 84 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Ferris Fain won the American League batting championship with a .344 batting average.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 98 56 0.636 56–22 42–34
Cleveland Indians 93 61 0.604 5 53–24 40–37
Boston Red Sox 87 67 0.565 11 50–25 37–42
Chicago White Sox 81 73 0.526 17 39–38 42–35
Detroit Tigers 73 81 0.474 25 36–41 37–40
Philadelphia Athletics 70 84 0.455 28 38–41 32–43
Washington Senators 62 92 0.403 36 32–44 30–48
St. Louis Browns 52 102 0.338 46 24–53 28–49


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 11–11 8–14 12–10 11–11 15–7 15–7 15–7
Chicago 11–11 12–10–1 12–10 8–14 9–13 15–7 14–8
Cleveland 14–8 10–12–1 17–5 7–15 16–6 16–6 13–9
Detroit 10–12 10–12 5–17 10–12 13–9 12–10 13–9
New York 11–11 14–8 15–7 12–10 13–9 17–5 16–6
Philadelphia 7–15 13–9 6–16 9–13 9–13 14–8 12–10
St. Louis 7–15 7–15 6–16 10–12 5–17 8–14 9–13
Washington 7–15 8–14 9–13 9–13 6–16 10–12 13–9


Notable transactions

Roster

1951 Philadelphia Athletics
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
C Joe Tipton 72 213 51 .239 3 20
1B Ferris Fain 117 425 146 .344 6 57
2B Pete Suder 123 440 108 .245 1 42
SS Eddie Joost 140 553 160 .289 19 78
3B Hank Majeski 89 323 92 .285 5 42
OF Gus Zernial 139 552 151 .274 33 125
OF Elmer Valo 123 444 134 .302 7 55
OF Dave Philley 125 468 123 .263 7 59

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
Billy Hitchcock 77 222 68 .306 1 36
Lou Limmer 94 213 34 .159 5 30
Joe Astroth 64 187 46 .246 2 19
Allie Clark 56 161 40 .248 4 22
Lou Klein 49 144 33 .229 5 17
Wally Moses 70 136 26 .191 0 9
Ray Murray 40 122 26 .213 0 13
Sam Chapman 18 65 11 .169 0 5
Kermit Wahl 20 59 11 .186 0 6
Paul Lehner 9 28 4 .143 0 1
Barney McCosky 12 27 8 .296 1 1
Tod Davis 11 15 1 .067 0 0
Ed Samcoff 4 11 0 .000 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
Alex Kellner 33 209.2 11 14 4.46 94
Bobby Shantz 32 205.1 18 10 3.94 77
Sam Zoldak 26 128.0 6 10 3.16 18
Dick Fowler 22 125.0 5 11 5.62 29
Lou Brissie 2 13.1 0 2 6.75 3

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
Bob Hooper 38 189.0 12 10 4.38 64
Carl Scheib 46 143.0 1 12 4.47 49
Morrie Martin 35 138.0 11 4 3.78 35
Joe Coleman 28 96.1 1 6 5.98 34

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
Johnny Kucab 30 4 3 3 4.22 23
Hank Wyse 9 1 2 0 7.98 5
Moe Burtschy 7 0 0 0 5.29 4
Bubba Harris 3 0 0 0 9.00 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
A Savannah Indians Sally League George Staller
A Lincoln Athletics Western League Frank Skaff
B Fayetteville Athletics Carolina League Red Norris
B Salisbury Athletics Interstate League Bunny Griffiths
C Rome Colonels Canadian–American League Buck Etchison
D Tarboro A's Coastal Plain League Joe Rullo
D Cordele A's Georgia–Florida League Ducky Detweiler and Jimmie DeShong
D Lexington Indians North Carolina State League Harold Harrigan, Gray Hampton and Bob Deese
D Corning Athletics PONY League Irv Hall

References