1954 Cincinnati Redlegs
LeagueNational League
BallparkCrosley Field
CityCincinnati
OwnersPowel Crosley Jr.
General managersGabe Paul
ManagersBirdie Tebbetts
TelevisionWCPO-TV
(Waite Hoyt, Bob Gilmore)
RadioWCPO
(Waite Hoyt, Bob Gilmore)
← 1953
1955 →

The 1954 Cincinnati Redlegs season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the National League with a record of 74–80, 23 games behind the New York Giants.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 97 57 0.630 53–23 44–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 0.597 5 45–32 47–30
Milwaukee Braves 89 65 0.578 8 43–34 46–31
Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 0.487 22 39–39 36–40
Cincinnati Redlegs 74 80 0.481 23 41–36 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 0.468 25 33–44 39–38
Chicago Cubs 64 90 0.416 33 40–37 24–53
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 0.344 44 31–46 22–55

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BKN CHC CIN MIL NYG PHP PIT STL
Brooklyn 15–7 16–6 10–12 9–13 13–9 15–7 14–8
Chicago 7–15 8–14 6–16 7–15 7–15 15–7 14–8
Cincinnati 6–16 14–8 10–12 7–15 14–8 15–7 8–14
Milwaukee 12–10 16–6 12–10 10–12 13–9 14–8 12–10
New York 13–9 15–7 15–7 12–10 16–6 14–8 12–10
Philadelphia 9–13 15–7 8–14 9–13 6–16 16–6 12–10
Pittsburgh 7–15 7–15 7–15 8–14 8–14 6–16 10–12
St. Louis 8–14 8–14 14–8 10–12 10–12 10–12 12–10


Notable transactions

Roster

1954 Cincinnati Redlegs
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 86 247 58 .235 7 30
1B Ted Kluszewski 149 573 187 .326 49 141
2B Johnny Temple 146 505 155 .307 0 44
SS Roy McMillan 154 588 147 .250 4 42
3B Bobby Adams 110 390 105 .269 3 23
LF Jim Greengrass 139 542 152 .280 27 92
CF Gus Bell 153 619 185 .299 17 101
RF Wally Post 130 451 115 .255 18 83

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
Chuck Harmon 94 286 68 .238 2 25
Ed Bailey 73 183 36 .197 9 20
Bob Borkowski 73 162 43 .265 1 19
Lloyd Merriman 73 112 30 .268 0 16
Hobie Landrith 48 81 16 .198 5 14
Nino Escalera 73 69 11 .159 0 3
Rocky Bridges 53 52 12 .231 0 2
Jim Bolger 5 3 1 .333 0 0
Grady Hatton 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Johnny Lipon 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Dick Murphy 6 1 0 .000 0 0
Connie Ryan 1 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
Art Fowler 40 227.2 12 10 3.83 93
Corky Valentine 36 194.1 12 11 4.45 73
Bud Podbielan 27 131.0 7 10 5.36 42
Fred Baczewski 29 130.0 6 6 5.26 43

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
Joe Nuxhall 35 166.2 12 5 3.89 85
Harry Perkowski 28 95.2 2 8 6.11 32
Howie Judson 37 93.1 5 7 3.95 27
Karl Drews 22 60.0 4 4 6.00 29
Herm Wehmeier 12 33.2 0 3 6.68 13
Jim Pearce 2 11.0 1 0 0.00 3
Ken Raffensberger 6 10.1 0 2 7.84 5
Mario Picone 4 10.1 0 1 6.10 1

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
Frank Smith 50 5 8 20 2.67 51
Jackie Collum 36 7 3 0 3.76 28
Moe Savransky 16 0 2 0 4.88 7
Cliff Ross 4 0 0 1 0.00 1
Jerry Lane 3 1 0 0 1.69 2
George Zuverink 2 0 0 0 9.00 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League Joe Schultz
A Columbia Reds Sally League Ernie White
B High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms Carolina League Tommy Reis, Don Padgett and Fred Lanifero
B Colonial Heights-Petersburg Colts Piedmont League Johnny Vander Meer
C Maryville-Alcoa Twins/Morristown Reds Mountain States League Tuck McWilliams
C Duluth Dukes Northern League Oscar Khedarian, Rip Wade and Danny Litwhiler
C Ogden Reds Pioneer League Earle Brucker Sr.
D Fort Walton Beach Jets Alabama–Florida League John Streza
D Douglas Trojans Georgia State League Charles Bledsoe
D Fitzgerald Redlegs Georgia–Florida League Red Treadway

Maryville-Alcoa franchise transferred to Morristown, June 19, 1954; Morristown club folded, July 7[7]

References

  1. ^ Art Fowler page at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Brooks Lawrence page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 199, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  4. ^ Retrosheet box score: Milwaukee Braves 5, Cincinnati Redlegs 1
  5. ^ Ernie Broglio page at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Jim Pearce page at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007