1954 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s)R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr., Roy Hamey
Manager(s)Steve O'Neill, Terry Moore
Local televisionWPTZ
WCAU
WFIL
(George Walsh, Gene Kelly)
Local radioWIBG
WIP
(George Walsh, Gene Kelly, Herb Carneal)
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The 1954 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in Major League Baseball. The Phillies finished fourth in the National League with a record of 75 wins and 79 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

The Phillies and Philadelphia Athletics played their last Philadelphia City Series game against each other on June 28, 1954, in the seventh annual Junior Baseball Federation of Philadelphia benefit exhibition game.[3] The Phillies beat the Athletics 3 to 2 in 7 innings in front of 15,993 fans.[4]

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


Game log

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies win (via forfeit)
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1954 Game Log[5]
Overall Record: 75–79
April (7–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 13 @ Pirates 2–4 Vern Law (1–0) Robin Roberts (0–1) Johnny Hetki (1) 32,294 0–1
2 April 14 @ Pirates 6–0 Curt Simmons (1–0) Paul LaPalme (0–1) None 5,853 1–1
3 April 15 Giants 2–0 (7) Murry Dickson (1–0) Johnny Antonelli (0–1) None 15,345 2–1
April 17 Pirates Postponed (rain);[6] Makeup: July 7 as a traditional double-header
4 April 18 (1) Pirates 6–0 Robin Roberts (1–1) Bob Friend (0–1) None see 2nd game 3–1
5 April 18 (2) Pirates 7–1 Curt Simmons (2–0) Vern Law (1–1) None 9,975 4–1
6 April 19 Dodgers 7–9 Johnny Podres (1–0) Jim Konstanty (0–1) None 31,294 4–2
7 April 20 Dodgers 6–3 Murry Dickson (2–0) Preacher Roe (0–1) None 21,921 5–2
8 April 21 @ Dodgers 3–6 Billy Loes (1–0) Steve Ridzik (0–1) Jim Hughes (2) 27,724 5–3
April 23 @ Giants Postponed (rain, wet grounds);[7] Makeup: April 25 as a traditional double-header
9 April 24 @ Giants 0–1 Marv Grissom (1–0) Robin Roberts (1–2) None 6,865 5–4
10 April 25 (1) @ Giants 0–3 Sal Maglie (3–0) Curt Simmons (2–1) None see 2nd game 5–5
11 April 25 (2) @ Giants 0–5 Johnny Antonelli (2–1) Murry Dickson (2–1) None 22,778 5–6
April 27 @ Cubs Postponed (rain, wet grounds);[8][9] Makeup: June 9 as a double-header
April 28 @ Cubs Postponed (rain); Makeup:[10] July 23 as a double-header
12 April 29 @ Braves 4–0 Robin Roberts (2–2) Warren Spahn (2–1) None 18,793 6–6
13 April 30 @ Braves 5–2 Murry Dickson (3–1) Gene Conley (0–1) Jim Konstanty (1) 20,433 7–6
May (15–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
14 May 1 @ Braves 4–3 (10) Curt Simmons (3–1) Dave Jolly (2–1) None 20,784 8–6
15 May 2 (1) @ Redlegs 4–3 Bob Miller (1–0) Howie Judson (1–2) None 17,663 9–6
May 2 (2) @ Redlegs Postponed (rain, wet grounds);[11][12][13] Makeup: July 15 as a traditional double-header
16 May 4 @ Cardinals 14–10 (11) Murry Dickson (4–1) Cot Deal (0–2) None 8,009 10–6
17 May 5 @ Cardinals 10–3 Robin Roberts (3–2) Tom Poholsky (0–1) None 8,422 11–6
May 6 @ Cardinals Postponed (rain);[14] Makeup: July 18 as a traditional double-header
18 May 7 Dodgers 1–3 Don Newcombe (3–1) Curt Simmons (3–2) None 14,743 11–7
19 May 8 Dodgers 0–3 (6) Johnny Podres (3–0) Murry Dickson (4–2) None 12,364 11–8
20 May 9 Dodgers 1–2 Carl Erskine (3–2) Robin Roberts (3–3) Jim Hughes (4) 13,818 11–9
21 May 11 Cubs 8–7 (10) Steve Ridzik (1–1) Turk Lown (0–1) None 4,329 12–9
22 May 12 Cubs 5–4 Curt Simmons (4–2) Warren Hacker (1–2) None 4,407 13–9
23 May 13 Redlegs 8–1 Robin Roberts (4–3) Corky Valentine (3–3) None 6,856 14–9
24 May 14 Redlegs 0–1 Art Fowler (2–0) Murry Dickson (4–3) None 7,114 14–10
25 May 15 Redlegs 5–4 Jim Konstanty (1–1) Jackie Collum (1–1) None 3,981 15–10
26 May 16 (1) Cardinals 3–7 Harvey Haddix (5–3) Jim Konstanty (1–2) Al Brazle (4) see 2nd game 15–11
27 May 16 (2) Cardinals 8–4[a] Paul Penson (1–0) Carl Scheib (0–2) Murry Dickson (1) 24,495 16–11
28 May 17 Cardinals 0–8 Joe Presko (3–0) Robin Roberts (4–4) None 13,776 16–12
29 May 18 Braves 2–6 Chet Nichols (3–3) Curt Simmons (4–3) Dave Jolly (1) 9,254 16–13
30 May 19 Braves 2–6 Warren Spahn (4–3) Murry Dickson (4–4) None 9,910 16–14
May 20 Giants Postponed (rain);[15] Makeup: September 7
31 May 21 Giants 8–1 Robin Roberts (5–4) Johnny Antonelli (5–2) None 7,021 17–14
32 May 22 Giants 0–5 Rubén Gómez (2–3) Paul Penson (1–1) None 12,183 17–15
33 May 23 Giants 4–6 Jim Hearn (1–3) Curt Simmons (4–4) Marv Grissom (3) 9,688 17–16
34 May 24 Giants 4–5 Hoyt Wilhelm (2–1) Murry Dickson (4–5) None 7,899 17–17
May 25 @ Dodgers Postponed (rain, threatening weather);[16][17] Makeup: August 16
35 May 26 @ Dodgers 8–6 Robin Roberts (6–4) Johnny Podres (4–1) None 17,097 18–17
36 May 27 @ Dodgers 11–5 Bob Miller (2–0) Don Newcombe (3–3) None 3,183 19–17
37 May 28 @ Pirates 4–0 (6) Murry Dickson (5–5) Max Surkont (4–5) None 5,521 20–17
38 May 29 @ Pirates 2–3 George O'Donnell (2–4) Steve Ridzik (1–2) None 2,525 20–18
39 May 30 (1) @ Pirates 8–0 Robin Roberts (7–4) Dick Littlefield (0–1) None 2,525 21–18
40 May 30 (2) @ Pirates 10–7 Karl Drews (1–0) Bob Friend (1–5) Jim Konstanty (2) 9,651 22–18
41 May 31 Dodgers 4–5 (12) Clem Labine (2–2) Bob Miller (2–1) None 22,386 22–19
June (15–11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
42 June 2 @ Redlegs 23–19 Curt Simmons (5–4) Art Fowler (4–1) None 8,509 23–19
June 3 @ Redlegs Postponed (rain, wet grounds);[18][19] Makeup: July 16 as a traditional double-header
43 June 4 @ Cardinals 2–5 Harvey Haddix (8–3) Robin Roberts (7–5) None 11,789 23–20
44 June 5 @ Cardinals 9–4 Murry Dickson (6–5) Vic Raschi (5–1) None 14,519 24–20
45 June 6 @ Cardinals 11–8 Bob Miller (3–1) Royce Lint (1–2) None 18,547 25–20
46 June 8 @ Cubs 5–6 Howie Pollet (3–2) Robin Roberts (7–6) Johnny Klippstein (1) 6,775 25–21
47 June 9 (1) @ Cubs 4–0 Murry Dickson (7–5) Bob Rush (4–5) None 34,268 26–21
48 June 9 (2) @ Cubs 14–6 Bob Miller (4–1) Jim Davis (1–2) Jim Konstanty (3) 11,238 27–21
49 June 10 @ Cubs 6–0 Jim Konstanty (2–2) Paul Minner (5–3) None 4,926 28–21
50 June 11 @ Braves 0–1 Lew Burdette (6–5) Curt Simmons (5–5) None 35,047 28–22
51 June 12 @ Braves 0–2[20][21][22] Jim Wilson (2–0) Robin Roberts (7–7) None 28,218 28–23
52 June 13 @ Braves 5–9 Warren Spahn (7–5) Murry Dickson (7–6) None 39,859 28–24
53 June 15 Cardinals 1–3 Vic Raschi (6–2) Bob Miller (4–2) None 10,684 28–25
June 16 Cardinals Postponed (wet grounds);[23] Makeup: July 31 as a traditional double-header
54 June 17 Cardinals 3–2 (15) Robin Roberts (8–7) Joe Presko (3–6) None 12,881 29–25
55 June 18 Redlegs 1–2 Corky Valentine (6–5) Curt Simmons (5–6) Frank Smith (9) 8,589 29–26
56 June 19 Redlegs 6–7 Jackie Collum (4–1) Murry Dickson (7–7) Frank Smith (10) 4,257 29–27
57 June 20 (1) Redlegs 3–4 Fred Baczewski (5–3) Bob Miller (4–3) None see 2nd game 29–28
58 June 20 (2) Redlegs 6–15 Art Fowler (5–3) Herm Wehmeier (0–4) None 14,832 29–29
59 June 22 Cubs 4–1 Robin Roberts (9–7) Paul Minner (5–4) None 8,128 30–29
60 June 23 Cubs 5–3 Curt Simmons (6–6) Howie Pollet (3–4) None 6,927 31–29
61 June 24 Cubs 3–2 (11) Herm Wehmeier (1–4) Paul Minner (5–5) None 6,060 32–29
62 June 25 Braves 0–7 Lew Burdette (7–7) Bob Miller (4–4) None 16,560 32–30
63 June 26 Braves 10–3 Robin Roberts (10–7) Chet Nichols (4–6) None 5,373 33–30
64 June 27 (1) Braves 4–3 Curt Simmons (7–6) Dave Jolly (4–3) None 5,373 34–30
65 June 27 (2) Braves 2–1 Steve Ridzik (2–2) Warren Spahn (7–8) None 19,073 35–30
66 June 29 @ Pirates 4–0 Herm Wehmeier (2–4) Max Surkont (6–9) None 5,088 36–30
67 June 30 @ Pirates 8–0 Robin Roberts (11–7) Vern Law (6–9) None 4,209 37–30
July (11–21)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
68 July 2 Dodgers 7–6 Steve Ridzik (3–2) Clem Labine (4–4) Robin Roberts (1) 21,929 38–30
69 July 3 Dodgers 3–4 Bob Milliken (5–0) Bob Miller (4–5) None 8,980 38–31
70 July 4 Dodgers 3–5 (10) Carl Erskine (9–7) Robin Roberts (11–8) None 15,420 38–32
71 July 5 (1) @ Giants 0–10 Johnny Antonelli (12–2) Herm Wehmeier (2–5) None see 2nd game 38–33
72 July 5 (2) @ Giants 3–4 Hoyt Wilhelm (8–2) Murry Dickson (7–8) None 36,547 38–34
73 July 6 Pirates 3–0 Curt Simmons (8–6) Bob Friend (3–7) None 3,967 39–34
July 7 (1) Pirates Postponed (rain);[24] Makeup: August 13 as a double-header
July 7 (2) Pirates Postponed (rain);[24] Makeup: September 21 as a double-header
74 July 9 @ Dodgers 5–7 (10) Erv Palica (3–1) Murry Dickson (7–9) None 13,586 39–35
75 July 10 @ Dodgers 5–10 Billy Loes (4–3) Bob Miller (4–6) None 11,047 39–36
76 July 11 (1) @ Dodgers 7–8 Carl Erskine (10–8) Jim Konstanty (2–3) Jim Hughes (15) 11,047 39–37
77 July 11 (2) @ Dodgers 3–1 Herm Wehmeier (3–5) Don Newcombe (5–5) Robin Roberts (2) 23,973 40–37
July 13 1954 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland
78 July 15 (1) @ Redlegs 1–2 Art Fowler (7–5) Curt Simmons (8–7) None see 2nd game 40–38
79 July 15 (2) @ Redlegs 3–4 Jackie Collum (6–1) Bob Miller (4–7) Howie Judson (2) 12,232 40–39
80 July 16 (1) @ Redlegs 6–7 (10) Frank Smith (4–1) Steve Ridzik (3–3) None see 2nd game 40–40
81 July 16 (2) @ Redlegs 4–9 Joe Nuxhall (4–2) Herm Wehmeier (3–6) None 28,878 40–41
82 July 17 @ Redlegs 5–3 Bob Miller (5–7) Moe Savransky (0–1) None 4,859 41–41
83 July 18 (1) @ Cardinals 11–10 (10) Robin Roberts (12–8) Brooks Lawrence (4–3) Curt Simmons (1) 18,958 42–41
84 July 18 (2) @ Cardinals 0–0[b] (0) None None None see 1st game 43–41
85 July 19 @ Cardinals 1–5 Brooks Lawrence (5–3) Bob Greenwood (0–1) None 8,488 43–42
86 July 20 @ Cardinals 2–4 Harvey Haddix (14–6) Curt Simmons (8–8) Gerry Staley (3) 8,829 43–43
87 July 21 @ Braves 6–1 Robin Roberts (13–8) Gene Conley (8–5) None 36,799 44–43
88 July 22 @ Braves 2–3 Lew Burdette (8–11) Murry Dickson (7–10) None 23,146 44–44
89 July 23 (1) @ Cubs 2–5 Howie Pollet (5–5) Herm Wehmeier (3–7) None 16,438 44–45
90 July 23 (2) @ Cubs 5–3 (13) Robin Roberts (14–8) Bill Tremel (1–1) None 8,563 45–45
91 July 24 @ Cubs 0–4 Dave Cole (1–2) Curt Simmons (8–9) None 10,246 45–46
92 July 25 (1) @ Cubs 1–6 Paul Minner (9–6) Steve Ridzik (3–4) None 10,246 45–47
93 July 25 (2) @ Cubs 1–2 Jim Davis (7–2) Bob Greenwood (0–2) None 23,353 45–48
94 July 27 Redlegs 8–2 Robin Roberts (15–8) Bud Podbielan (6–5) None 11,415 46–48
95 July 28 Redlegs 3–2 Herm Wehmeier (4–7) Frank Smith (4–3) None 6,463 47–48
96 July 29 Redlegs 0–3 Corky Valentine (8–9) Murry Dickson (7–11) None 5,408 47–49
97 July 30 Cardinals 3–12 Harvey Haddix (15–7) Bob Miller (5–8) None 12,194 47–50
98 July 31 (1) Cardinals 2–3 Brooks Lawrence (8–3) Robin Roberts (15–9) Harvey Haddix (3) see 2nd game 47–51
99 July 31 (2) Cardinals 6–5 Bob Greenwood (1–2) Royce Lint (2–3) Murry Dickson (2) 27,204 48–51
August (12–18)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
100 August 1 Cardinals 8–3 Curt Simmons (9–9) Ralph Beard (0–2) None 5,707 49–51
101 August 3 Braves 1–3 Warren Spahn (11–10) Murry Dickson (7–12) None 13,899 49–52
102 August 4 Braves 2–1 Robin Roberts (16–9) Chet Nichols (7–8) None 16,093 50–52
August 5 Braves Postponed (rain);[25] Makeup: September 12 as a double-header
103 August 6 Cubs 7–4 Curt Simmons (10–9) Howie Pollet (6–6) None 7,060 51–52
104 August 7 Cubs 8–2 Bob Miller (6–8) Dave Cole (2–4) Murry Dickson (3) 3,807 52–52
105 August 8 (1) Cubs 8–4 Robin Roberts (17–9) Hal Jeffcoat (3–4) None 3,807 53–52
106 August 8 (2) Cubs 8–3 Herm Wehmeier (5–7) Bob Rush (7–13) None 10,400 54–52
107 August 10 Dodgers 6–3 Curt Simmons (11–9) Johnny Podres (7–5) Robin Roberts (3) 31,421 55–52
108 August 11 Dodgers 2–3 Billy Loes (7–3) Murry Dickson (7–13) None 24,536 55–53
109 August 13 (1) Pirates 5–9 Bob Friend (5–10) Robin Roberts (17–10) None 24,536 55–54
110 August 13 (2) Pirates 0–5 Jake Thies (2–3) Herm Wehmeier (5–8) None 8,804 55–55
111 August 14 Pirates 4–8 Vern Law (8–12) Curt Simmons (11–10) None 2,865 55–56
112 August 15 (1) Pirates 6–9 Dick Littlefield (8–6) Murry Dickson (7–14) Johnny Hetki (8) 2,865 55–57
113 August 15 (2) Pirates 7–6[c] Robin Roberts (18–10) Johnny Hetki (3–3) None 4,773 56–57
114 August 16 @ Dodgers 9–6 Robin Roberts (19–10) Clem Labine (5–5) None 15,814 57–57
115 August 17 @ Giants 3–8 Johnny Antonelli (18–3) Curt Simmons (11–11) None 15,688 57–58
116 August 18 @ Giants 2–6 Sal Maglie (12–6) Herm Wehmeier (5–9) None 9,992 57–59
117 August 19 @ Giants 0–5 Rubén Gómez (11–8) Murry Dickson (7–15) None 6,530 57–60
118 August 20 @ Dodgers 4–6 Billy Loes (9–3) Robin Roberts (19–11) Clem Labine (3) 15,057 57–61
August 21 @ Dodgers Postponed (rain);[26] Makeup: August 22 as a double-header
119 August 22 (1) @ Dodgers 6–2 Herm Wehmeier (6–9) Carl Erskine (16–11) None 15,057 58–61
120 August 22 (2) @ Dodgers 6–0 Murry Dickson (8–15) Russ Meyer (9–5) None 26,349 59–61
121 August 24 @ Braves 1–5 Warren Spahn (15–10) Robin Roberts (19–12) None 37,749 59–62
122 August 25 @ Braves 3–4 Lew Burdette (12–11) Curt Simmons (11–12) Dave Jolly (9) 30,689 59–63
123 August 26 @ Braves 2–3 Ernie Johnson (3–1) Herm Wehmeier (6–10) None 24,863 59–64
124 August 27 @ Cubs 3–4 (12) Jim Davis (8–5) Murry Dickson (8–16) None 5,790 59–65
125 August 28 @ Cubs 2–5 Dave Cole (3–5) Steve Ridzik (3–5) Warren Hacker (3) 9,350 59–66
126 August 29 (1) @ Redlegs 2–3 Art Fowler (11–8) Robin Roberts (19–13) None 2,995 59–67
127 August 29 (2) @ Redlegs 4–8 Fred Baczewski (6–6) Bob Miller (6–9) Frank Smith (19) 14,006 59–68
128 August 30 @ Redlegs 1–5 Jackie Collum (7–2) Curt Simmons (11–13) None 5,392 59–69
129 August 31 @ Redlegs 9–3 Herm Wehmeier (7–10) Bud Podbielan (7–8) None 2,636 60–69
September (15–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
130 September 1 @ Cardinals 5–2 Murry Dickson (9–16) Brooks Lawrence (11–6) None 7,287 61–69
131 September 2 @ Cardinals 5–4 Robin Roberts (20–13) Harvey Haddix (15–11) None 4,343 62–69
132 September 3 (1) @ Pirates 7–1 Curt Simmons (12–13) Bob Friend (5–11) None 10,790 63–69
133 September 3 (2) @ Pirates 10–2 Steve Ridzik (4–5) Dick Littlefield (9–9) None 5,302 64–69
134 September 5 @ Pirates 12–5 Herm Wehmeier (8–10) Laurin Pepper (1–3) None 4,645 65–69
135 September 6 (1) Giants 4–8 Don Liddle (7–3) Murry Dickson (9–17) Marv Grissom (16) see 2nd game 65–70
136 September 6 (2) Giants 5–4 (11) Robin Roberts (21–13) Al Worthington (0–2) None 35,272 66–70
137 September 7 Giants 1–3 (11) Rubén Gómez (14–9) Curt Simmons (12–14) Hoyt Wilhelm (7) 13,535 66–71
138 September 8 Redlegs 3–9 Frank Smith (5–7) Murry Dickson (9–18) None 3,913 66–72
September 10 Cubs Postponed (rain);[27] Makeup: September 11 as a double-header
139 September 11 (1) Cubs 3–0 Herm Wehmeier (9–10) Jim Davis (10–7) None 3,913 67–72
140 September 11 (2) Cubs 8–2 Bob Miller (7–9) Howie Pollet (8–9) None 1,642 68–72
141 September 12 (1) Braves 5–2 Murry Dickson (10–18) Warren Spahn (19–11) None 3,913 69–72
142 September 12 (2) Braves 1–2 Lew Burdette (14–12) Robin Roberts (21–14) None 17,598 69–73
143 September 13 Braves 4–7 Dave Jolly (9–6) Curt Simmons (12–15) None 11,189 69–74
144 September 14 Cardinals 2–5 Brooks Lawrence (13–6) Ron Mrozinski (0–1) None 5,157 69–75
145 September 15 Cardinals 1–3 Tom Poholsky (4–6) Herm Wehmeier (9–11) None 1,997 69–76
146 September 17 @ Giants 4–3 Robin Roberts (22–14) Johnny Antonelli (21–6) None 11,540 70–76
147 September 18 @ Giants 1–9 Don Liddle (8–4) Murry Dickson (10–19) Marv Grissom (17) 7,988 70–77
September 19 @ Giants Postponed (rain);[28] Makeup: September 24 as a traditional double-header in Philadelphia
September 21 (1) Pirates Postponed (rain);[29] Makeup: September 22 as a double-header
September 21 (2) Pirates Postponed (rain);[29] Makeup: September 23
148 September 22 (1) Pirates 12–1 Curt Simmons (13–15) Laurin Pepper (1–5) None 5,157 71–77
149 September 22 (2) Pirates 5–1 Robin Roberts (23–14) Dick Littlefield (10–11) None 2,837 72–77
150 September 23 Pirates 4–2 Herm Wehmeier (10–11) Paul LaPalme (4–10) None 936 73–77
151 September 24 (1) Giants 0–1 Don Liddle (9–4) Murry Dickson (10–20) None see 2nd game 73–78
152 September 24 (2) Giants 4–2 Ron Mrozinski (1–1) Windy McCall (2–4) Robin Roberts (4) 12,165 74–78
153 September 25 Giants 2–1 (11) Curt Simmons (14–15) Windy McCall (2–5) None 6,310 75–78
154 September 26 Giants 2–3 (11) George Spencer (1–0) Robin Roberts (23–15) None 7,992 75–79
^[a] The second game on May 16 was suspended (Sunday curfew)[30][31] at the end of the sixth inning with the score 6–3 and was completed May 17, 1954.[32][33]
^[b] The second game on July 18, 1954, was forfeited in favor of the Phillies.[34][35] Contemporary newspaper accounts indicate a 9–0 final score as a result of the forfeiture,[36][37][38] but Baseball Reference indicates a 0–0 score and Phillies victory.[39]
^[c] The second game on August 15 was suspended (Sunday curfew[40]) at the end of the eighth inning with the score 6–6 and was ultimately completed September 23, 1954 (after being attempted on September 21[41][42] and 22[43]).[44][45]

Roster

1954 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 Smoky Burgess 108 345 127 .368 4 46
1B Earl Torgeson 135 490 133 .271 5 54
2B Granny Hamner 152 596 178 .299 13 89
SS Bobby Morgan 135 455 119 .262 14 50
3B Willie Jones 142 535 145 .271 12 56
LF Del Ennis 145 556 145 .261 25 119
CF Richie Ashburn 153 559 175 .313 1 41
RF Johnny Wyrostek 92 259 62 .239 3 28

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
Danny Schell 92 272 77 .283 7 33
Stan Lopata 86 259 75 .290 14 42
Mel Clark 83 233 56 .240 1 24
Ted Kazanski 39 104 14 .135 1 8
Floyd Baker 23 22 5 .227 0 0
Jim Command 9 18 4 .222 1 6
Johnny Lindell 7 5 1 .200 0 2
Gus Niarhos 3 5 1 .200 0 0
Stan Palys 2 4 1 .250 0 0
Mickey Micelotta 13 3 0 .000 0 0
Stan Jok 3 3 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 45 336.2 23 15 2.97 185
Curt Simmons 34 253 14 15 2.81 125
Murry Dickson 40 226.1 10 20 3.78 64
Herm Wehmeier 25 138 10 8 3.85 49

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 Miller 30 150 7 9 4.56 42
Ron Mrozinski 15 48 1 1 4.50 26
Bob Greenwood 11 36.2 1 2 3.19 9
Paul Penson 5 16 1 1 4.50 3

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
Steve Ridzik 35 4 5 0 4.13 45
Jim Konstanty 33 2 3 3 3.75 11
Thornton Kipper 11 0 0 0 7.90 5
Karl Drews 8 1 0 0 5.63 6

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Skeeter Newsome
A Schenectady Blue Jays Eastern League Snuffy Stirnweiss and Lew Krausse Sr.
A Spokane Indians Western International League Don Osborn
B Terre Haute Phillies Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Hub Kittle
C Salt Lake City Bees Pioneer League Charlie Gassaway
C Trois-Rivières Phillies Provincial League Al Barillari and Snuffy Stirnweiss
D Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League George Triandos
D Mattoon Phillies Mississippi–Ohio Valley League Carl Bush and Don Osborn
D Bradford Phillies PONY League Jim Deery

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Syracuse

Spokane club disbanded, June 21, 1954[46]

References

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  2. ^ a b "John Anderson". at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ "Reference at www.retrosheet.org".
  4. ^ "The City Series: A Philadelphia Baseball Tradition".
  5. ^ "1954 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com.
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