1954 Philadelphia Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Earle Mack, Roy Mack
Manager(s)Eddie Joost
Local televisionWPTZ/WCAU/WFIL
(By Saam, Claude Haring)
Local radioWIBG/WIP
(By Saam, Claude Haring, Herb Carneal)
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The 1954 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 51 wins and 103 losses, 60 games behind AL Champion Cleveland in their 54th and final season in Philadelphia, before moving to Kansas City, Missouri for the following season.

Offseason

Regular season

The Athletics played the Philadelphia Phillies for the last time in their Philadelphia City Series on June 28, 1954 in the seventh annual Junior Baseball Federation of Philadelphia benefit exhibition game.[2] The Phillies beat the Athletics 3 to 2 in 7 innings in front of 15,993 fans.[3]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 111 43 0.721 59–18 52–25
New York Yankees 103 51 0.669 8 54–23 49–28
Chicago White Sox 94 60 0.610 17 45–32 49–28
Boston Red Sox 69 85 0.448 42 38–39 31–46
Detroit Tigers 68 86 0.442 43 35–42 33–44
Washington Senators 66 88 0.429 45 37–41 29–47
Baltimore Orioles 54 100 0.351 57 32–45 22–55
Philadelphia Athletics 51 103 0.331 60 29–47 22–56


Record vs. opponents

1954 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CHW CLE DET NYY PHA WSH
Baltimore 11–11 7–15 3–19 8–14 5–17 10–12 10–12
Boston 11–11 5–17 2–20–2 14–8 9–13 15–7 13–9
Chicago 15–7 17–5 11–11 12–10–1 7–15 17–5 15–7
Cleveland 19–3 20–2–2 11–11 14–8 11–11 18–4 18–4
Detroit 14–8 8–14 10–12–1 8–14 6–16 13–9 9–13
New York 17–5 13–9 15–7 11–11 16–6 18–4–1 13–9
Philadelphia 12–10 7–15 5–17 4–18 9–13 4–18–1 10–12–1
Washington 12–10 9–13 7–15 4–18 13–9 9–13 12–10–1


Notable transactions

Roster

1954 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
CF Bill Wilson 94 323 77 .238 15 33

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

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

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
Marion Fricano 37 151.2 5 11 5.16 43
Charlie Bishop 20 96 4 6 4.41 34
Morrie Martin 13 52.2 2 4 5.47 24

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
Moe Burtschy 46 5 4 4 3.80 54
Lee Wheat 8 0 2 0 5.72 7
Bill Upton 2 0 0 0 1.80 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Ottawa Athletics International League Les Bell and Taft Wright
A Savannah Indians Sally League Clyde Kluttz
B Lancaster Red Roses Piedmont League Kemp Wicker, Lena Blackburne and Buddy Walker
C Drummondville A's Provincial League Hank Biasatti
D Welch Miners Appalachian League Jack Crosswhite
D Hopkinsville Hoppers KITTY League Ed Wright, Bearl Brooks and Paul Ramsey

References