1951 Philadelphia Phillies
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Owner(s)R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s)R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
Manager(s)Eddie Sawyer
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The 1951 Philadelphia Phillies finished in fifth place. The team had won the 1950 National League pennant but in the United Press' annual preseason poll of sportswriters, only 18 out of 168 writers picked the team to repeat as pennant winners; the Giants received 81 votes and the Dodgers 55.[1] Those two teams wound up tied, with the Phillies 23 games behind.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 98 59 0.624 50–28 48–31
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 60 0.618 1 49–29 48–31
St. Louis Cardinals 81 73 0.526 15½ 44–34 37–39
Boston Braves 76 78 0.494 20½ 42–35 34–43
Philadelphia Phillies 73 81 0.474 23½ 38–39 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 68 86 0.442 28½ 35–42 33–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 90 0.416 32½ 32–45 32–45
Chicago Cubs 62 92 0.403 34½ 32–45 30–47

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 10–12–1 10–12 10–12 8–14 12–10 13–9 13–9
Brooklyn 12–10–1 14–8 14–8 14–11 15–7 10–12 18–4
Chicago 12–10 8–14 10–12 7–15 7–15 9–13 9–13–1
Cincinnati 12–10 8–14 12–10 5–17 11–11 12–10–1 8–14
New York 14–8 11–14 15–7 17–5 16–6 14–8 11–11
Philadelphia 10–12 7–15 15–7 11–11 6–16 15–7 9–13
Pittsburgh 9–13 12–10 13–9 10–12–1 8–14 7–15 5–17
St. Louis 9–13 4–18 13–9–1 14–8 11–11 13–9 17–5


Notable transactions

All-Star Game

The 1951 All-Star Game was originally awarded to the Philadelphia Phillies. The City of Detroit was celebrating the 250th anniversary of its founding in 1701 and requested to host the year's All-Star Game. Although the National League was scheduled to host the game in '51, the game was moved to Detroit's Briggs Stadium to coincide with the city's celebration. The Phillies instead hosted the 1952 All-Star Game at Shibe Park.[4]

Game log

Legend
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Bold Phillies team member
1951 Game Log[5]
Overall Record: 73–81
April (7–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 17 @ Dodgers 5–2 Robin Roberts (1–0) Carl Erskine (0–1) None 19,217 1–0
2 April 18 @ Dodgers 3–4 Preacher Roe (1–0) Jim Konstanty (0–1) None 15,415 1–1
April 19 @ Dodgers Postponed (rain);[6] Makeup: May 31
3 April 20 Braves 1–2 Max Surkont (1–0) Ken Heintzelman (0–1) None 17,423 1–2
4 April 21 Braves 6–8 Vern Bickford (1–1) Robin Roberts (1–1) George Estock (1) 10,945 1–3
5 April 22 Braves 6–5 Bubba Church (1–0) Johnny Sain (0–1) None 11,261 2–3
6 April 23 Giants 8–4 Jocko Thompson (1–0) Jim Hearn (1–1) None 17,283 3–3
7 April 24 Giants 6–4 Bob Miller (1–0) Roger Bowman (0–1) Jim Konstanty (1) 16,274 4–3
8 April 25 Giants 2–1 Ken Heintzelman (1–1) Larry Jansen (1–2) None 5,257 5–3
9 April 26 Dodgers 2–0 Robin Roberts (2–1) Chris Van Cuyk (0–1) None 30,161 6–3
10 April 27 Dodgers 5–11 Joe Hatten (1–0) Bubba Church (1–1) Carl Erskine (1) 9,267 6–4
11 April 28 @ Braves 0–3 Max Surkont (3–0) Russ Meyer (0–1) None 7,848 6–5
12 April 29 (1) @ Braves 0–1 Vern Bickford (3–1) Jocko Thompson (1–1) None see 2nd game 6–6
13 April 29 (2) @ Braves 10–9 Leo Cristante (1–0) Blix Donnelly (0–1) Jim Konstanty (2) 18,518 7–6
May (10–18)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
14 May 1 Reds 6–5 Robin Roberts (3–1) Willie Ramsdell (0–3) None 13,749 8–6
15 May 2 Reds 4–6 Ewell Blackwell (3–2) Ken Heintzelman (1–2) Frank Smith (2) 3,417 8–7
16 May 3 Cardinals 4–8 Joe Presko (1–0) Jim Konstanty (0–2) None 14,289 8–8
17 May 4 Cardinals 6–4 Russ Meyer (1–1) Howie Pollet (0–1) None 14,232 9–8
18 May 5 Cardinals 3–4 (11) Gerry Staley (3–1) Jim Konstanty (0–3) None 13,895 9–9
19 May 6 (1) Cubs 5–4 Bubba Church (2–1) Frank Hiller (2–2) None see 2nd game 10–9
20 May 6 (2) Cubs 7–9 (10) Johnny Klippstein (1–0) Robin Roberts (3–2) None 20,998 10–10
21 May 8 Pirates 3–9 Mel Queen (2–1) Ken Heintzelman (1–3) Bill Werle (5) 13,700 10–11
22 May 9 Pirates 6–5 (10) Jim Konstanty (1–3) Joe Muir (0–2) None 14,134 11–11
23 May 10 Pirates 0–2 Murry Dickson (4–1) Bubba Church (2–2) None 3,562 11–12
May 11 @ Giants Postponed (rain);[7] Makeup: May 13 as a traditional double-header
24 May 12 @ Giants 6–5 (10) Jim Konstanty (2–3) Dave Koslo (1–2) None 12,856 12–12
25 May 13 (1) @ Giants 2–11 Larry Jansen (3–3) Jocko Thompson (1–2) None see 2nd game 12–13
26 May 13 (2) @ Giants 2–4 Sal Maglie (4–2) Ken Heintzelman (1–4) None 26,740 12–14
27 May 15 @ Cardinals 5–4 Russ Meyer (2–1) Tom Poholsky (2–3) Robin Roberts (1) 13,837 13–14
28 May 16 @ Cardinals 3–5 Gerry Staley (5–3) Bubba Church (2–3) Al Brazle (1) 9,117 13–15
29 May 17 @ Cardinals 1–2 Joe Presko (2–2) Robin Roberts (3–3) None 9,754 13–16
30 May 18 @ Cubs 9–18 Dutch Leonard (1–0) Leo Cristante (1–1) None 7,564 13–17
31 May 19 @ Cubs 2–1 Bubba Church (3–3) Johnny Klippstein (2–1) Jim Konstanty (3) 20,811 14–17
32 May 20 (1) @ Pirates 17–0 Russ Meyer (3–1) Murry Dickson (5–3) None see 2nd game 15–17
33 May 20 (2) @ Pirates 12–4 Robin Roberts (4–3) Erv Dusak (0–1) None 36,166 16–17
May 22 @ Reds Postponed (rain);[8] Makeup: July 30
34 May 23 @ Reds 3–4 (10) Willie Ramsdell (3–4) Jim Konstanty (2–4) None 2,647 16–18
35 May 25 Giants 5–8 George Spencer (2–1) Bob Miller (1–1) Sheldon Jones (3) 21,082 16–19
36 May 26 Giants 0–2 Larry Jansen (4–4) Robin Roberts (4–4) None 26,491 16–20
37 May 27 Giants 0–2 Sal Maglie (7–2) Russ Meyer (3–2) None 9,090 16–21
38 May 28 Dodgers 3–4 Ralph Branca (2–1) Ken Heintzelman (1–5) None 20,387 16–22
39 May 30 (1) Dodgers 3–5 Don Newcombe (5–2) Robin Roberts (4–5) None see 2nd game 16–23
40 May 30 (2) Dodgers 9–5 Bubba Church (4–3) Clyde King (4–3) None 34,697 17–23
41 May 31 @ Dodgers 3–4 Carl Erskine (4–4) Russ Meyer (3–3) None 18,662 17–24
June (16–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
42 June 1 Cardinals 7–3 Jocko Thompson (2–2) Gerry Staley (7–4) Jim Konstanty (4) 16,372 18–24
43 June 2 Cardinals 5–2 Ken Heintzelman (2–5) Tom Poholsky (4–4) None 4,874 19–24
44 June 3 (1) Pirates 11–2 Robin Roberts (5–5) Mel Queen (3–5) None see 2nd game 20–24
45 June 3 (2) Pirates 8–3 Bubba Church (5–3) Murry Dickson (6–5) None 19,325 21–24
46 June 4 Pirates 4–12 Bob Friend (1–1) Russ Meyer (3–4) Murry Dickson (1) 2,343 21–25
47 June 5 Cubs 2–3 Bob Rush (3–2) Jim Konstanty (2–5) None 10,937 21–26
48 June 6 Cubs 9–1 Robin Roberts (6–5) Bob Schultz (3–4) None 10,048 22–26
49 June 7 Cubs 7–1 Bubba Church (6–3) Johnny Klippstein (3–2) None 3,257 23–26
June 8 Reds Postponed (rain);[9] Makeup: July 17 as a traditional double-header
50 June 9 Reds 4–5 Ewell Blackwell (7–4) Jocko Thompson (2–3) None 4,093 23–27
June 10 (1) Reds Postponed (rain);[10] Makeup: July 18 as a traditional double-header
June 10 (2) Reds Postponed (rain);[10] Makeup: August 27 as a traditional double-header
51 June 12 @ Cubs 6–5 Milo Candini (1–0) Frank Hiller (4–5) Jim Konstanty (5) 9,289 24–27
52 June 13 @ Cubs 5–0 Robin Roberts (7–5) Johnny Klippstein (3–3) None 7,889 25–27
53 June 14 @ Cubs 11–3 Russ Meyer (4–4) Bob Rush (4–3) None 6,896 26–27
54 June 15 @ Cardinals 2–10 Max Lanier (3–5) Ken Heintzelman (2–6) Cloyd Boyer (1) 9,320 26–28
55 June 16 @ Cardinals 5–6 Al Brazle (1–0) Jocko Thompson (2–4) Tom Poholsky (1) 12,932 26–29
56 June 17 @ Cardinals 4–5 (10) Gerry Staley (8–6) Russ Meyer (4–5) None 22,751 26–30
57 June 19 @ Pirates 9–2 Russ Meyer (5–5) Murry Dickson (8–7) None 16,601 27–30
58 June 20 @ Pirates 1–0 Bubba Church (7–3) Bob Friend (1–4) None 12,751 28–30
59 June 21 @ Pirates 10–5 Robin Roberts (8–5) Paul LaPalme (1–4) None 5,682 29–30
60 June 22 @ Reds 2–3 Harry Perkowski (2–1) Jocko Thompson (2–5) Frank Smith (6) 8,973 29–31
61 June 23 @ Reds 1–8 Willie Ramsdell (5–7) Ken Heintzelman (2–7) Frank Smith (7) 4,343 29–32
62 June 24 (1) @ Reds 1–3 Ken Raffensberger (7–7) Robin Roberts (8–6) None see 2nd game 29–33
63 June 24 (2) @ Reds 4–2 Ken Heintzelman (3–7) Frank Smith (4–2) Jocko Thompson (1) 19,005 30–33
64 June 26 Braves 7–0 Bubba Church (8–3) Johnny Sain (4–8) None 18,802 31–33
June 27 Braves Postponed (rain);[11] Makeup: August 7 as a traditional double-header
65 June 28 Braves 3–2 (10) Jim Konstanty (3–5) Warren Spahn (8–6) None 5,119 32–33
66 June 29 @ Dodgers 3–2 Robin Roberts (9–6) Erv Palica (1–3) None 24,566 33–33
67 June 30 @ Dodgers 8–14 Carl Erskine (7–7) Bubba Church (8–4) None 8,096 33–34
July (17–15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
68 July 1 @ Dodgers 0–2 Don Newcombe (11–4) Russ Meyer (5–6) None 18,074 33–35
69 July 2 @ Giants 3–4 Jim Hearn (7–5) Ken Heintzelman (3–8) George Spencer (2) 23,046 33–36
70 July 3 @ Giants 8–9 (13) Larry Jansen (11–6) Jocko Thompson (2–6) None 9,295 33–37
71 July 4 (1) @ Braves 4–1 Robin Roberts (10–6) Chet Nichols (3–3) None see 2nd game 34–37
72 July 4 (2) @ Braves 3–1 Bubba Church (9–4) Dave Cole (0–2) None 13,010 35–37
73 July 5 @ Braves 6–7 (11) Chet Nichols (4–3) Jim Konstanty (3–6) None 2,902 35–38
74 July 6 Dodgers 2–6 Carl Erskine (8–8) Russ Meyer (5–7) None 31,178 35–39
75 July 7 Dodgers 2–6 Ralph Branca (7–2) Robin Roberts (10–7) None 30,695 35–40
76 July 8 Dodgers 4–6 (10) Erv Palica (2–3) Jim Konstanty (3–7) Clyde King (3) 26,071 35–41
July 10 1951 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Briggs Stadium in Detroit
77 July 12 Pirates 11–6 Russ Meyer (6–7) Murry Dickson (10–10) None 10,618 36–41
78 July 13 Pirates 3–2 Robin Roberts (11–7) Howie Pollet (2–6) None 7,786 37–41
79 July 14 Pirates 2–0 Bubba Church (10–4) Vern Law (3–3) None 4,106 38–41
80 July 15 (1) Cardinals 4–7 Jack Crimian (1–0) Ken Johnson (0–1) Al Brazle (2) see 2nd game 38–42
81 July 15 (2) Cardinals 6–4 Ken Heintzelman (4–8) Tom Poholsky (4–7) Jim Konstanty (6) 25,551 39–42
82 July 16 Cardinals 5–2 Russ Meyer (7–7) Gerry Staley (12–9) Jim Konstanty (7) 11,502 40–42
83 July 17 (1) Reds 8–9 Howie Fox (6–4) Robin Roberts (11–8) Frank Smith (10) see 2nd game 40–43
84 July 17 (2) Reds 10–0 Jocko Thompson (3–6) Ken Raffensberger (9–10) None 18,081 41–43
85 July 18 (1) Reds 0–2 Willie Ramsdell (8–9) Bubba Church (10–5) None see 2nd game 41–44
86 July 18 (2) Reds 1–0 Ken Johnson (1–1) Herm Wehmeier (1–4) None 15,810 42–44
87 July 20 Cubs 4–3 (11) Jim Konstanty (4–7) Bob Rush (5–5) None 10,642 43–44
88 July 21 Cubs 5–0 Robin Roberts (12–8) Turk Lown (2–5) None 5,515 44–44
89 July 22 (1) Cubs 7–8 (14) Dutch Leonard (8–3) Jim Konstanty (4–8) None see 2nd game 44–45
90 July 22 (2) Cubs 3–2 (12)[a] Bubba Church (11–5) Monk Dubiel (0–1) None 13,877 45–45
91 July 24 @ Cardinals 5–9 Harry Brecheen (6–1) Russ Meyer (7–8) None 10,874 45–46
92 July 25 @ Cardinals 2–0 Robin Roberts (13–8) Cliff Chambers (6–9) None 10,239 46–46
93 July 26 @ Cardinals 7–0 Ken Johnson (2–1) Tom Poholsky (4–9) None 9,881 47–46
94 July 27 @ Cubs 2–0 Bubba Church (12–5) Frank Hiller (6–8) None 5,206 48–46
95 July 28 @ Cubs 1–0 Russ Meyer (8–8) Cal McLish (2–4) None 10,806 49–46
96 July 29 (1)[b] @ Cubs 4–5 Bob Kelly (2–0) Jim Konstanty (4–9) None see 2nd game 49–47
97 July 29 (2)[b] @ Cubs 6–8 Dutch Leonard (9–3) Bubba Church (12–6) Monk Dubiel (1) 25,840 49–48
98 July 30 @ Reds 5–6 Frank Smith (5–2) Jim Konstanty (4–10) None 4,034 49–49
99 July 31 @ Reds 7–5 Andy Hansen (1–0) Frank Smith (5–3) Ken Heintzelman (1) 13,135 50–49
August (13–17)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
100 August 1 @ Reds 0–1 Ken Raffensberger (11–11) Russ Meyer (8–9) None 2,289 50–50
101 August 2 @ Reds 7–5 Bob Miller (2–1) Ken Raffensberger (11–12) Ken Heintzelman (2) 2,428 51–50
102 August 3 @ Pirates 5–4 Robin Roberts (14–8) Vern Law (3–7) None 13,607 52–50
103 August 4 @ Pirates 3–7 Murry Dickson (14–10) Ken Johnson (2–2) None 7,206 52–51
104 August 5 (1) @ Pirates 5–1 Bubba Church (13–6) Bob Friend (4–8) None see 2nd game 53–51
105 August 5 (2) @ Pirates 12–7 Ken Heintzelman (5–8) Ted Wilks (2–4) Jim Konstanty (8) 20,049 54–51
106 August 7 (1) Braves 3–1 Robin Roberts (15–8) Max Surkont (9–9) None see 2nd game 55–51
107 August 7 (2) Braves 1–0 (15) Ken Heintzelman (6–8) Warren Spahn (13–10) None 19,125 56–51
108 August 8 Braves 3–2 Ken Johnson (3–2) Jim Wilson (3–3) Jim Konstanty (9) 12,759 57–51
109 August 9 Braves 4–5 Chet Nichols (6–3) Bubba Church (13–7) None 4,840 57–52
August 10 @ Giants Postponed (rain);[12] Makeup: August 12 as a traditional double-header
110 August 11 @ Giants 4–0 Robin Roberts (16–8) Jim Hearn (10–7) None 8,160 58–52
111 August 12 (1) @ Giants 2–3 Sal Maglie (16–5) Jocko Thompson (3–7) None see 2nd game 58–53
112 August 12 (2) @ Giants 1–2 Al Corwin (3–0) Ken Johnson (3–3) None 17,072 58–54
113 August 13 @ Giants 2–5 Larry Jansen (15–9) Bubba Church (13–8) Dave Koslo (3) 8,182 58–55
114 August 14 @ Braves 2–4 Chet Nichols (7–3) Robin Roberts (16–9) None 5,578 58–56
115 August 15 @ Braves 0–9 Warren Spahn (14–11) Ken Johnson (3–4) None 2,907 58–57
116 August 17 Giants 5–8 George Spencer (8–4) Ken Heintzelman (6–9) None 20,683 58–58
117 August 18 Giants 0–2 Larry Jansen (16–9) Robin Roberts (16–10) None 20,652 58–59
118 August 19 Giants 4–5 Al Corwin (4–0) Ken Heintzelman (6–10) None 12,515 58–60
119 August 21 Cubs 4–1 Ken Johnson (4–4) Cal McLish (3–8) Bubba Church (1) 7,683 59–60
120 August 22 Cubs 4–0 Robin Roberts (17–10) Bob Rush (8–8) None 6,632 60–60
121 August 24 Pirates 1–5 Murry Dickson (17–11) Jocko Thompson (3–8) None 8,847 60–61
122 August 25 Pirates 2–3 (12) Don Carlsen (2–0) Jim Konstanty (4–11) None 5,276 60–62
123 August 26 (1) Reds 2–4 Ewell Blackwell (14–11) Robin Roberts (17–11) None see 2nd game 60–63
124 August 26 (2) Reds 2–0 Niles Jordan (1–0) Willie Ramsdell (9–13) None 13,899 61–63
125 August 27 (1) Reds 2–0 Jocko Thompson (4–8) Herm Wehmeier (2–9) None see 2nd game 62–63
126 August 27 (2) Reds 3–0 Ken Johnson (5–4) Ken Raffensberger (12–17) None 9,766 63–63
127 August 28 Cardinals 0–2 Max Lanier (9–8) Bubba Church (13–9) None 9,048 63–64
128 August 29 Cardinals 2–3 Gerry Staley (15–13) Ken Heintzelman (6–11) Harry Brecheen (1) 20,717 63–65
129 August 30 Cardinals 3–6 Al Brazle (4–2) Niles Jordan (1–1) Harry Brecheen (2) 10,297 63–66
September (10–15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
130 September 1 Braves 4–9 Warren Spahn (18–11) Ken Heintzelman (6–12) None 7,439 63–67
131 September 2 Braves 5–3 (6) Andy Hansen (2–0) Dave Cole (1–4) None 5,544 64–67
132 September 3 (1) @ Giants 6–3 Robin Roberts (18–11) Al Corwin (5–1) None see 2nd game 65–67
133 September 3 (2) @ Giants 1–3 Dave Koslo (7–9) Niles Jordan (1–2) None 31,397 65–68
134 September 5 @ Dodgers 2–5 Ralph Branca (13–6) Ken Johnson (5–5) None 23,130 65–69
September 6 @ Dodgers Postponed (rain);[13] Makeup: September 21
135 September 7 @ Dodgers 6–11 Preacher Roe (19–2) Robin Roberts (18–12) None 12,589 65–70
136 September 8 @ Braves 0–5 Chet Nichols (9–6) Bubba Church (13–10) None 2,629 65–71
137 September 9 (1) @ Braves 4–5 Warren Spahn (19–12) Ken Johnson (5–6) None see 2nd game 65–72
138 September 9 (2) @ Braves 1–4 Dave Cole (2–4) Niles Jordan (1–3) None 8,588 65–73
139 September 11 @ Pirates 3–2 Robin Roberts (19–12) Don Carlsen (2–3) None 8,152 66–73
140 September 12 @ Pirates 6–8 Vern Law (6–9) Andy Hansen (2–1) Ted Wilks (10) 2,364 66–74
141 September 14 @ Reds 10–4 Bubba Church (14–10) Willie Ramsdell (9–16) None 3,588 67–74
142 September 15 @ Reds 5–2 Niles Jordan (2–3) Herm Wehmeier (5–10) Robin Roberts (2) 1,795 68–74
143 September 16 @ Cardinals 2–9 Gerry Staley (17–13) Ken Johnson (5–7) None 11,942 68–75
144 September 17 @ Cardinals 2–1 (10) Robin Roberts (20–12) Al Brazle (6–4) None 4,525 69–75
145 September 18 @ Cubs 4–7 Cal McLish (4–10) Lou Possehl (0–1) Johnny Klippstein (2) 2,929 69–76
146 September 19 @ Cubs 5–1 Bubba Church (15–10) Bob Rush (9–11) None 3,792 70–76
147 September 21 @ Dodgers 9–6 Robin Roberts (21–12) Clem Labine (4–1) None 23,753 71–76
148 September 22 @ Dodgers 7–3 Karl Drews (1–0) Don Newcombe (18–9) None 30,723 72–76
149 September 23 @ Dodgers 2–6 Preacher Roe (22–2) Bubba Church (15–11) None 19,135 72–77
150 September 25 Giants 1–5 Jim Hearn (16–9) Robin Roberts (21–13) Sal Maglie (4) 7,219 72–78
151 September 26 Giants 1–10 Larry Jansen (21–11) Ken Johnson (5–8) None 14,009 72–79
152 September 28 Dodgers 4–3 Andy Hansen (3–1) Carl Erskine (16–12) None 18,895 73–79
153 September 29 Dodgers 0–5 Don Newcombe (20–9) Robin Roberts (21–14) None 28,408 73–80
154 September 30 Dodgers 8–9 (14) Bud Podbielan (2–2) Robin Roberts (21–15) None 31,755 73–81
^[a] The second game on July 22 was suspended (Sunday curfew) after seven innings with the score 0–1[14] and was completed August 21, 1951, with new umpires.[15][16]
^[b] The original game schedule indicated Philadelphia at Chicago for single games on July 29 and September 20.[17]

Roster

1951 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Andy Seminick 101 291 66 .227 11 37
1B Eddie Waitkus 145 610 157 .257 1 46
2B Putsy Caballero 84 161 30 .186 1 11
SS Granny Hamner 150 589 150 .255 9 72
3B Willie Jones 148 564 161 .285 22 81
OF Dick Sisler 125 428 123 .287 8 52
OF Del Ennis 144 532 142 .267 15 73
OF Richie Ashburn 154 643 221 .344 4 63

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
Del Wilber 84 245 68 .278 8 34
Eddie Pellagrini 86 197 46 .234 5 30
Tommy Brown 78 196 43 .219 10 32
Bill Nicholson 85 170 41 .241 8 30
Mike Goliat 41 138 31 .225 4 15
Dick Young 15 68 16 .235 0 2
Jimmy Bloodworth 21 42 6 .143 0 1
Mel Clark 10 31 10 .323 1 3
Dick Whitman 19 17 2 .118 0 0
Ken Silvestri 4 9 2 .222 0 1
Jackie Mayo 9 7 1 .143 0 0
Stan Lopata 3 5 0 .000 0 0
Ed Sanicki 13 4 2 .500 0 1
Stan Hollmig 2 2 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
Robin Roberts 44 315.0 21 15 3.03 127
Bubba Church 38 247.0 15 11 3.53 104
Russ Meyer 28 168.0 8 9 3.48 65
Ken Johnson 20 106.1 5 8 4.57 58
Niles Jordan 5 36.2 2 3 3.19 11

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
Jocko Thompson 29 119.1 4 8 3.85 60
Ken Heintzelman 35 118.1 6 12 4.18 55
Karl Drews 5 23.0 1 0 6.26 13
Lou Possehl 2 6.0 0 1 6.00 6

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
Jim Konstanty 58 4 11 9 4.05 27
Andy Hansen 24 3 1 0 2.54 11
Milo Candini 18 1 0 0 2.70 10
Bob Miller 17 2 1 0 6.82 10
Leo Cristante 10 1 1 0 4.91 6
Jack Brittin 3 0 0 0 9.00 3

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Baltimore Orioles International League Nick Cullop
A Schenectady Blue Jays Eastern League Leon Riley
B Terre Haute Phillies Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Skeeter Newsome
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Dan Carnevale
C Pittsfield Phillies Canadian–American League Dick Carter
C Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League Eddie Murphy
C Salt Lake City Bees Pioneer League Hub Kittle
C Salina Blue Jays Western Association Floyd "Pat" Patterson
D Elizabethton Phils Appalachian League John Davenport and Donald Marshall
D Klamath Falls Gems Far West League Bill DeCarlo
D Lima Phillies Ohio–Indiana League Barney Lutz
D Bradford Phillies PONY League Frank McCormick and John Davenport

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Wilmington, Grand Forks, Klamath Falls[18]

References

  1. ^ "Writers Pick Red Sox, Giants To Win Pennants". St. Petersburg Times. April 13, 1951. p. 25.
  2. ^ Ray Semproch at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Ted Kazanski at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Vincent, David; Lyle Spatz, David W. Smith (2001). The Midsummer Classic: The Complete History of Baseball's All-Star Game. University of Nebraska Press. p. 111. ISBN 0-8032-9273-2.
  5. ^ "1951 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com.
  6. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. April 20, 1951. p. 40. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  7. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, PA. May 12, 1951. p. 6. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  8. ^ "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 23, 1951. p. 22. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
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