1955 Cincinnati Redlegs
LeagueNational League
BallparkCrosley Field
CityCincinnati
OwnersPowel Crosley, Jr.
General managersGabe Paul
ManagersBirdie Tebbetts
TelevisionWCPO-TV
(Waite Hoyt, Jack Moran)
RadioWSAI
(Waite Hoyt, Jack Moran)
← 1954
1956 →

The 1955 Cincinnati Redlegs season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Redlegs finishing in fifth place in the National League, with a record of 75–79, 23+12 games behind the NL and World Series Champion Brooklyn Dodgers. The Redlegs were managed by Birdie Tebbetts and played their home games at Crosley Field.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 98 55 0.641 56–21 42–34
Milwaukee Braves 85 69 0.552 13½ 46–31 39–38
New York Giants 80 74 0.519 18½ 44–35 36–39
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 0.500 21½ 46–31 31–46
Cincinnati Redlegs 75 79 0.487 23½ 46–31 29–48
Chicago Cubs 72 81 0.471 26 43–33 29–48
St. Louis Cardinals 68 86 0.442 30½ 41–36 27–50
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 94 0.390 38½ 36–39 24–55

Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1955 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 Smokey Burgess 116 421 129 .306 20 77
1B Ted Kluszewski 153 612 192 .314 47 113
2B Johnny Temple 150 588 165 .281 0 50
SS Roy McMillan 151 470 126 .268 1 37
3B Rocky Bridges 95 168 48 .286 1 18
LF Stan Palys 79 222 51 .230 7 30
CF Gus Bell 154 610 188 .308 27 104
RF Wally Post 154 601 186 .309 40 109

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
Ray Jablonski 74 221 53 .240 9 28
Chuck Harmon 96 198 50 .253 5 28
Bob Thurman 82 152 33 .217 7 22
Bobby Adams 64 150 41 .273 2 20
Milt Smith 36 102 20 .196 3 8
Hobie Landrith 43 87 22 .253 4 7
Matt Batts 26 71 18 .254 0 13
Sam Mele 35 62 13 .210 2 7
Jim Greengrass 13 39 4 .103 0 1
Ed Bailey 21 39 8 .205 1 4
Glen Gorbous 8 18 6 .333 0 4
Bob Borkowski 25 18 3 .167 0 1
Joe Brovia 21 18 2 .111 0 4
Andy Seminick 6 15 2 .133 1 1
Bob Hazle 6 13 3 .231 0 0
Al Silvera 13 7 1 .143 0 2

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
Joe Nuxhall 50 257.0 17 12 3.47 98
Art Fowler 46 207.2 11 10 3.90 94

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
Johnny Klippstein 39 138.0 9 10 3.39 68
Jackie Collum 32 134.0 9 8 3.63 49
Gerry Staley 30 119.2 5 8 4.66 40
Rudy Minarcin 41 115.2 5 9 4.90 45
Joe Black 32 102.1 5 2 4.22 54
Don Gross 17 67.1 4 5 4.14 33
Steve Ridzik 13 30.0 0 3 4.50 6
Corky Valentine 10 26.2 2 1 7.43 14
Jim Pearce 2 3.1 0 1 10.80 0

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
Hersh Freeman 52 7 4 11 2.16 37
Bud Podbielan 17 1 2 0 3.21 26
Bob Hooper 8 0 2 0 7.62 6
Jerry Lane 8 0 2 1 4.91 5
Maurice Fisher 1 0 0 0 6.75 1
Fred Baczewski 1 0 0 0 18.00 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Havana Sugar Kings International League Reggie Otero
AA Nashville Vols Southern Association Joe Schultz
A Columbia Reds Sally League Ernie White
B High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms Carolina League Jimmy Brown
B Sunbury Redlegs Piedmont League Virgil Stallcup and Dutch Dorman
C Duluth Dukes Northern League Red Treadway and Jim Crandall
C Ogden Reds Pioneer League Jim Crandall and Red Treadway
D Fort Walton Beach Jets Alabama–Florida League John Streza and Shovel Hodge
D Douglas Trojans Georgia State League Bob Wellman
D Moultrie Reds Georgia–Florida League Ken Polivka

LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Douglas[9]

References