1955 Philadelphia Phillies
LeagueNational League
BallparkConnie Mack Stadium
CityPhiladelphia
OwnersR. R. M. Carpenter Jr.
General managersRoy Hamey
ManagersMayo Smith
TelevisionWPTZ
WFIL
RadioWIP
(By Saam, Claude Haring, Gene Kelly)
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The 1955 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in American baseball. It was the first season for Phillies' manager Mayo Smith. Prior to the season, the Phillies were seen to have strong pitching with ace Robin Roberts but did not have power hitters to match pennant favorites Brooklyn, New York, or Milwaukee,[1] behind whom the Phillies finished in fourth place with a record of 77–77.

Offseason

Prior to the 1955 season, the Phillies purchased the 50-foot-tall (15 m) Ballantine Beer electronic scoreboard from Yankee Stadium for $175,000 from the Yankees. It was placed in right-center field at Connie Mack Stadium. This scoreboard was used through the final year at the ballpark.[2]

Spring training

In March 1955, the Phillies began spring training play at Clearwater's Jack Russell Stadium. The stadium was dedicated on March 10, 1955.[3] Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick, National League president Warren Giles, American League president Will Harridge, Clearwater mayor Herbert M. Brown, and other city dignitaries were in attendance.[4] The Phillies played their first game at the stadium on the day of the dedication. Robin Roberts started for the Phillies against the Detroit Tigers. The Phillies won 4–2 on a two-run double by Willie Jones before 4,209 attendees.

Notable transactions

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

Game log

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1955 Game Log[9]
Overall Record: 77–77
April (9–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
April 12 Giants Postponed (rain);[10][11] Makeup: May 25 as a traditional double-header
1 April 13 Giants 4–2 Robin Roberts (1–0) Johnny Antonelli (0–1) None 13,219 1–0
2 April 14 @ Pirates 4–3 Herm Wehmeier (1–0) Dick Littlefield (0–1) None 23,540 2–0
April 15 @ Pirates Postponed (rain, wet grounds);[12][13] Makeup: May 29 as a traditional double-header
3 April 16 @ Giants 3–8 Jim Hearn (1–0) Jack Meyer (0–1) None 11,163 2–1
4 April 17 (1) @ Giants 4–2 (11) Robin Roberts (2–0) Johnny Antonelli (0–2) None see 2nd game 3–1
5 April 17 (2) @ Giants 4–2 Murry Dickson (1–0) Sal Maglie (0–2) None 16,166 4–1
6 April 18 Dodgers 2–5 Carl Erskine (2–0) Herm Wehmeier (1–1) Ed Roebuck (1) 30,896 4–2
7 April 19 Dodgers 6–7 Don Newcombe (2–0) Jim Owens (0–1) Ed Roebuck (2) 19,930 4–3
8 April 20 @ Dodgers 2–3 Billy Loes (2–0) Steve Ridzik (0–1) Clem Labine (1) 9,942 4–4
9 April 21 @ Dodgers 4–14 Joe Black (1–0) Robin Roberts (2–1) None 3,874 4–5
10 April 22 Pirates 5–4 Bob Miller (1–0) Roger Bowman (0–1) None 5,821 5–5
11 April 23 Pirates 8–0 Murry Dickson (2–0) Ron Kline (0–2) None 4,132 6–5
12 April 24 (1) Pirates 1–6 Max Surkont (1–2) Jim Owens (0–2) None see 2nd game 6–6
13 April 24 (2) Pirates 3–0[a] Jack Meyer (1–1) Nellie King (0–1) Robin Roberts (1) 8,224 7–6
April 26 Cardinals Postponed (wet grounds);[14] Makeup: July 22 as a traditional double-header
14 April 28 Braves 3–2 Robin Roberts (3–1) Lew Burdette (2–1) None 12,963 8–6
15 April 29 Braves 13–4 (8) Herm Wehmeier (2–1) Warren Spahn (2–2) None 12,146 9–6
16 April 30 Braves 2–4 Chet Nichols (2–0) Murry Dickson (2–1) Humberto Robinson (2) 7,739 9–7
May (10–19)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
17 May 1 (1) Cubs 7–8 Hal Jeffcoat (2–0) Lynn Lovenguth (0–1) Bubba Church (1) see 2nd game 9–8
18 May 1 (2) Cubs 2–4[b] Hal Jeffcoat (3–0) Jack Meyer (1–2) Warren Hacker (1) 13,917 9–9
19 May 2 Cubs 1–2 Warren Hacker (1–1) Robin Roberts (3–2) None 7,964 9–10
20 May 3 Redlegs 5–7 Bud Podbielan (1–0) Jack Spring (0–1) None 6,029 9–11
21 May 4 Redlegs 3–7 Gerry Staley (3–2) Ron Mrozinski (0–1) Art Fowler (1) 5,531 9–12
22 May 6 Dodgers 4–6 (12) Don Newcombe (3–0) Jack Meyer (1–3) None 22,420 9–13
23 May 7 Dodgers 3–6 Carl Erskine (5–0) Robin Roberts (3–3) None 27,922 9–14
24 May 8 Dodgers 8–9 Johnny Podres (3–1) Herm Wehmeier (2–2) Jim Hughes (4) 13,738 9–15
25 May 10 @ Cardinals 3–5 (10) Luis Arroyo (2–0) Jack Meyer (1–4) None 4,693 9–16
26 May 11 @ Cardinals 5–6 Herb Moford (1–0) Ron Mrozinski (0–2) Barney Schultz (1) 4,726 9–17
May 12 @ Redlegs Postponed (rain);[15] Makeup: June 24 as a traditional double-header
May 13 @ Redlegs Postponed (rain, threatening weather, wet grounds);[16][17][18] Makeup: August 2 as a traditional double-header
27 May 14 @ Braves 4–5 Ernie Johnson (1–1) Jack Meyer (1–5) None 24,862 9–18
28 May 15 (1) @ Braves 5–6 Dave Jolly (1–2) Thornton Kipper (0–1) None see 2nd game 9–19
29 May 15 (2) @ Braves 9–1 Robin Roberts (4–3) Chet Nichols (3–1) None 42,351 10–19
May 17 @ Cubs Postponed (cold);[19] Makeup: May 18 as a traditional double-header
30 May 18 (1) @ Cubs 2–3 Sam Jones (5–3) Curt Simmons (0–1) Hal Jeffcoat (2) see 2nd game 10–20
31 May 18 (2) @ Cubs 5–7 Hal Jeffcoat (4–0) Murry Dickson (2–2) None 9,329 10–21
32 May 20 @ Dodgers 5–3 Robin Roberts (5–3) Billy Loes (4–2) None 21,355 11–21
33 May 21 @ Dodgers 4–6 Don Newcombe (6–0) Dave Cole (0–1) Ed Roebuck (4) 13,401 11–22
34 May 22 @ Dodgers 3–8 Carl Erskine (6–1) Jack Meyer (1–6) Ed Roebuck (5) 15,459 11–23
35 May 24 Giants 6–2 Curt Simmons (1–1) Jim Hearn (6–3) Jack Meyer (1) 15,008 12–23
36 May 25 (1) Giants 8–3 Robin Roberts (6–3) Windy McCall (1–1) None see 2nd game 13–23
37 May 25 (2) Giants 5–2 Murry Dickson (3–2) Johnny Antonelli (4–5) Jack Meyer (2) 27,420 14–23
38 May 26 Giants 3–2 (11) Bob Miller (2–0) Hoyt Wilhelm (2–1) None 11,743 15–23
39 May 27 @ Pirates 5–2 (10) Herm Wehmeier (3–2) Bob Friend (2–1) None 6,956 16–23
40 May 28 @ Pirates 8–4 (11) Bob Miller (3–0) Roy Face (0–1) Jack Meyer (3) 3,082 17–23
41 May 29 (1) @ Pirates 5–2 Robin Roberts (7–3) Laurin Pepper (0–1) None see 2nd game 18–23
42 May 29 (2) @ Pirates 5–11[c] Max Surkont (4–5) Dave Cole (0–2) None 5,918 18–24
43 May 30 (1) @ Giants 5–6 Marv Grissom (2–0) Curt Simmons (1–2) Windy McCall (1) see 2nd game 18–25
44 May 30 (2) @ Giants 3–1 Bob Kuzava (1–1) Don Liddle (1–2) Jack Meyer (4) 20,044 19–25
45 May 31 @ Giants 1–2 Sal Maglie (6–3) Herm Wehmeier (3–3) None 6,746 19–26
June (13–14)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
46 June 1 Cubs 3–1 Robin Roberts (8–3) Sam Jones (5–6) None 19,974 20–26
47 June 2 Cubs 8–4 Curt Simmons (2–2) Warren Hacker (4–3) Bob Miller (1) 6,084 21–26
48 June 3 Braves 3–4 (10) Lew Burdette (3–4) Murry Dickson (3–3) None 16,362 21–27
49 June 4 Braves 3–11 Warren Spahn (4–6) Bob Miller (3–1) None 6,465 21–28
50 June 5 (1) Braves 4–5 Ernie Johnson (2–2) Robin Roberts (8–4) None see 2nd game 21–29
51 June 5 (2) Braves 4–2[d] Herm Wehmeier (4–3) Gene Conley (7–3) Jack Meyer (5) 23,431 22–29
52 June 6 Braves 2–5 Bob Buhl (2–4) Dave Cole (0–3) None 11,815 22–30
53 June 7 Cardinals 4–5 Harvey Haddix (3–8) Murry Dickson (3–4) Frank Smith (1) 9,782 22–31
June 8 Cardinals Postponed (rain);[20] Makeup: August 25 as a traditional double-header
54 June 9 Cardinals 2–0 Robin Roberts (9–4) Larry Jackson (2–3) None 5,668 23–31
June 11 Redlegs Postponed (rain);[21] Makeup: July 19 as a traditional double-header
55 June 12 (1) Redlegs 12–8 Curt Simmons (3–2) Joe Nuxhall (5–4) None 13,067 24–31
June 12 (2) Redlegs Postponed (rain);[21][22] Makeup: July 20 as a traditional double-header
56 June 14 @ Braves 2–4 Lew Burdette (4–4) Robin Roberts (9–5) None 29,252 24–32
57 June 15 @ Braves 4–0 Herm Wehmeier (5–3) Gene Conley (8–4) None 27,759 25–32
58 June 16 @ Braves 3–0 Murry Dickson (4–4) Bob Buhl (3–5) None 17,978 26–32
59 June 17 @ Cubs 3–2 Curt Simmons (4–2) Bob Rush (4–4) None 6,575 27–32
60 June 18 @ Cubs 0–4 Sam Jones (7–8) Robin Roberts (9–6) None 16,543 27–33
61 June 19 (1) @ Cubs 1–0 (15) Jack Meyer (2–6) Hal Jeffcoat (6–1) None see 2nd game 28–33
62 June 19 (2) @ Cubs 7–8 (7) Howie Pollet (3–0) Herm Wehmeier (5–4) Warren Hacker (2) 34,529 28–34
63 June 20 @ Cardinals 1–4 Luis Arroyo (8–2) Murry Dickson (4–5) None 7,284 28–35
64 June 21 @ Cardinals 10–8 Murry Dickson (5–5) Paul LaPalme (3–1) Ron Mrozinski (1) 7,717 29–35
65 June 22 @ Cardinals 9–6 Robin Roberts (10–6) Bobby Tiefenauer (1–4) None 7,445 30–35
66 June 23 @ Cardinals 1–7 Floyd Wooldridge (1–1) Herm Wehmeier (5–5) None 6,430 30–36
67 June 24 (1) @ Redlegs 8–6 Ron Negray (1–0) Rudy Minarcin (4–3) Jack Meyer (6) see 2nd game 31–36
68 June 24 (2) @ Redlegs 0–6 Joe Nuxhall (7–4) Murry Dickson (5–6) None 18,326 31–37
June 25 @ Redlegs Postponed (rain);[23] Makeup: August 1
69 June 26 (1) @ Redlegs 5–16 Jackie Collum (6–2) Robin Roberts (10–7) Hersh Freeman (3) see 2nd game 31–38
70 June 26 (2) @ Redlegs 0–5 Art Fowler (3–4) Curt Simmons (4–3) None 16,897 31–39
71 June 28 Pirates 5–7 (10) Bob Friend (5–4) Jack Meyer (2–7) Roy Face (3) 8,635 31–40
72 June 29 Pirates 6–3 Ron Negray (2–0) Dick Littlefield (2–6) None 4,919 32–40
July (21–14)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
73 July 1 Giants 9–3 Robin Roberts (11–7) Johnny Antonelli (6–10) None 14,135 33–40
74 July 2 Giants 1–6 Sal Maglie (9–4) Curt Simmons (4–4) Don Liddle (1) 6,542 33–41
75 July 3 Giants 3–4 Rubén Gómez (6–3) Bob Miller (3–2) None 8,259 33–42
76 July 4 (1) Dodgers 2–11 Don Newcombe (14–1) Ron Negray (2–1) None see 2nd game 33–43
77 July 4 (2) Dodgers 3–6 Clem Labine (7–2) Herm Wehmeier (5–6) None 33,707 33–44
78 July 5 Dodgers 5–4 Robin Roberts (12–7) Karl Spooner (2–2) Jack Meyer (7) 21,041 34–44
79 July 6 @ Giants 2–4 (6) Ramón Monzant (1–4) Curt Simmons (4–5) None 8,845 34–45
80 July 7 @ Giants 5–8 Windy McCall (3–3) Jack Meyer (2–8) Marv Grissom (7) 5,130 34–46
81 July 8 @ Pirates 5–1 Herm Wehmeier (6–6) Max Surkont (7–9) None 7,304 35–46
82 July 9 @ Pirates 7–1 Robin Roberts (13–7) Dick Littlefield (2–7) None 2,637 36–46
83 July 10 (1) @ Pirates 4–1 Curt Simmons (5–5) Bob Friend (5–5) None see 2nd game 37–46
84 July 10 (2) @ Pirates 1–3 Vern Law (6–3) Ron Negray (2–2) None 6,454 37–47
July 12 1955 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Milwaukee County Stadium in Milwaukee
85 July 14 Braves 1–7 Bob Buhl (7–7) Herm Wehmeier (6–7) None 16,728 37–48
86 July 15 Braves 1–0 Murry Dickson (6–6) Lew Burdette (7–5) None 11,794 38–48
87 July 16 Cubs 39–48 Robin Roberts (14–7) Warren Hacker (9–7) None 5,241 39–48
88 July 17 (1) Cubs 12–11 (10) Jack Meyer (3–8) Sam Jones (9–12) None see 2nd game 40–48
89 July 17 (2) Cubs 8–6[e] Ron Negray (3–2) Hal Jeffcoat (6–4) Jack Meyer (8) 8,513 41–48
90 July 18 Cubs 2–1 Herm Wehmeier (7–7) Warren Hacker (9–8) None 8,192 42–48
91 July 19 (1) Redlegs 7–3 Murry Dickson (7–6) Joe Nuxhall (9–7) None see 2nd game 43–48
92 July 19 (2) Redlegs 6–2 Robin Roberts (15–7) Jackie Collum (8–4) None 16,960 44–48
93 July 20 (1) Redlegs 6–0 Saul Rogovin (2–8) Art Fowler (4–6) None see 2nd game 45–48
94 July 20 (2) Redlegs 4–2 Curt Simmons (6–5) Johnny Klippstein (1–6) None 15,607 46–48
95 July 21 Redlegs 5–3 Jack Meyer (4–8) Gerry Staley (5–7) None 8,036 47–48
96 July 22 (1) Cardinals 6–3 Murry Dickson (8–6) Floyd Wooldridge (2–3) None see 2nd game 48–48
97 July 22 (2) Cardinals 1–8 Harvey Haddix (8–9) Herm Wehmeier (7–8) None 27,611 48–49
98 July 23 Cardinals 7–2 Robin Roberts (16–7) Willard Schmidt (1–1) None 5,596 49–49
99 July 24 (1) Cardinals 6–5 Curt Simmons (7–5) Larry Jackson (5–7) Jack Meyer (9) see 2nd game 50–49
100 July 24 (2) Cardinals 3–0 (6) Saul Rogovin (3–8) Tom Poholsky (4–5) None 13,524 51–49
101 July 26 @ Braves 3–6 Warren Spahn (9–10) Herm Wehmeier (7–9) None 29,534 51–50
102 July 27 @ Braves 1–2 Lew Burdette (8–5) Robin Roberts (16–8) Ernie Johnson (2) 25,936 51–51
103 July 28 @ Braves 2–4 Bob Buhl (8–7) Murry Dickson (8–7) None 22,335 51–52
104 July 29 @ Cubs 6–4 Jack Meyer (5–8) Sam Jones (9–15) Robin Roberts (2) 4,271 52–52
105 July 30 @ Cubs 3–0 Bob Miller (4–2) Jim Davis (5–6) None 8,405 53–52
106 July 31 (1) @ Cubs 1–7 Warren Hacker (10–9) Robin Roberts (16–9) None see 2nd game 53–53
107 July 31 (2) @ Cubs 5–6 Hal Jeffcoat (7–5) Jack Meyer (5–9) None 14,469 53–54
August (17–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
108 August 1 @ Redlegs 3–4 Art Fowler (6–7) Murry Dickson (8–8) Hersh Freeman (7) 3,481 53–55
109 August 2 (1) @ Redlegs 0–2 Johnny Klippstein (3–6) Ron Negray (3–3) None see 2nd game 53–56
110 August 2 (2) @ Redlegs 0–4 Joe Nuxhall (11–8) Saul Rogovin (3–9) None 10,611 53–57
111 August 3 @ Redlegs 8–4 Robin Roberts (17–9) Jackie Collum (9–6) None 7,718 54–57
112 August 4 @ Redlegs 3–4 Rudy Minarcin (5–9) Jack Meyer (5–10) Joe Nuxhall (2) 2,793 54–58
113 August 5 @ Cardinals 7–4 Bob Miller (5–2) Larry Jackson (5–9) Jack Meyer (10) 8,455 55–58
114 August 6 @ Cardinals 5–3 Murry Dickson (9–8) Harvey Haddix (9–11) None 9,414 56–58
115 August 7 @ Cardinals 9–6 Robin Roberts (18–9) Mel Wright (1–1) Jack Meyer (11) 7,917 57–58
116 August 9 Pirates 9–1 Herm Wehmeier (8–9) Dick Hall (3–2) None 9,347 58–58
117 August 10 Pirates 2–3 (10) Bob Friend (9–6) Bob Miller (5–3) None 3,922 58–59
August 12 @ Dodgers Postponed (rain; Hurricane Connie[24]);[25] Makeup: August 14 as a traditional double-header
August 13 @ Dodgers Postponed (rain; Hurricane Connie);[26][27] Makeup: September 20 as a traditional double-header
118 August 14 (1) @ Dodgers 3–2 (10) Robin Roberts (19–9) Don Newcombe (18–3) None see 2nd game 59–59
119 August 14 (2) @ Dodgers 4–5 (13) Karl Spooner (5–4) Bob Miller (5–4) None 21,344 59–60
120 August 16 @ Pirates 12–3 Herm Wehmeier (9–9) Bob Friend (9–7) None 6,290 60–60
121 August 17 @ Pirates 4–6 Roy Face (3–5) Curt Simmons (7–6) None 3,721 60–61
122 August 19 Dodgers 3–2 Robin Roberts (20–9) Don Newcombe (18–4) None 35,444 61–61
123 August 20 Dodgers 3–2 Bob Miller (6–4) Johnny Podres (8–8) Robin Roberts (3) 25,390 62–61
124 August 21 Dodgers 6–4 Herm Wehmeier (10–9) Carl Erskine (10–5) Jack Meyer (12) 17,492 63–61
125 August 23 Braves 4–3 Jack Meyer (6–10) Lew Burdette (9–7) None 23,991 64–61
126 August 25 (1) Cardinals 11–9 Robin Roberts (21–9) Paul LaPalme (4–3) Jack Meyer (13) see 2nd game 65–61
127 August 25 (2) Cardinals 8–3 Saul Rogovin (4–9) Harvey Haddix (11–13) None 38,545 66–61
128 August 26 Cardinals 1–4 Willard Schmidt (4–3) Curt Simmons (7–7) None 11,387 66–62
129 August 27 Cardinals 8–2 Murry Dickson (10–8) Luis Arroyo (11–8) None 6,822 67–62
130 August 28 (1) Redlegs 7–6 Bob Miller (7–4) Joe Nuxhall (14–10) Jack Meyer (14) see 2nd game 68–62
131 August 28 (2) Redlegs 8–3 Ron Negray (4–3) Jackie Collum (9–8) None 19,067 69–62
132 August 29 Redlegs 3–4 Hersh Freeman (6–3) Robin Roberts (21–10) None 17,134 69–63
133 August 30 Cubs 1–3 Sam Jones (12–17) Saul Rogovin (4–10) Hal Jeffcoat (6) 9,790 69–64
134 August 31 Cubs 13–2 Murry Dickson (11–8) Jim Davis (6–10) None 8,018 70–64
September (7–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
135 September 2 Giants 5–3 Robin Roberts (22–10) Windy McCall (5–5) Jack Meyer (15) 19,997 71–64
136 September 3 Giants 2–3 Ramón Monzant (3–7) Herm Wehmeier (10–10) None 23,179 71–65
137 September 4 Giants 4–7 Hoyt Wilhelm (3–1) Jack Meyer (6–11) Marv Grissom (8) 16,197 71–66
138 September 5 (1) @ Dodgers 4–11 Don Newcombe (20–4) Murry Dickson (11–9) None see 2nd game 71–67
139 September 5 (2) @ Dodgers 2–8 Carl Erskine (11–7) Robin Roberts (22–11) None 33,451 71–68
140 September 7 @ Redlegs 3–6 Johnny Klippstein (7–9) Curt Simmons (7–8) None 6,888 71–69
141 September 8 @ Redlegs 6–4 Bob Miller (8–4) Don Gross (3–5) None 1,531 72–69
142 September 9 @ Cardinals 2–11 Willard Schmidt (5–5) Murry Dickson (11–10) None 5,932 72–70
143 September 10 @ Cardinals 3–4 (6) Tom Poholsky (8–10) Robin Roberts (22–12) None 4,471 72–71
144 September 11 (1) @ Braves 4–5 Ernie Johnson (5–6) Herm Wehmeier (10–11) None see 2nd game 72–72
145 September 11 (2) @ Braves 1–9 Humberto Robinson (3–0) Saul Rogovin (4–11) None 26,426 72–73
146 September 13 @ Cubs 10–0 Murry Dickson (12–10) Sam Jones (13–19) None 1,785 73–73
147 September 16 Pirates 8–1 Robin Roberts (23–12) Max Surkont (7–13) None 10,023 74–73
148 September 18 (1) Pirates 2–5 Bob Friend (13–9) Herm Wehmeier (10–12) Roy Face (5) see 2nd game 74–74
149 September 18 (2) Pirates 2–1 Saul Rogovin (5–11) Dick Hall (5–6) None 12,683 75–74
150 September 20 (1) @ Dodgers 3–6 Clem Labine (13–5) Murry Dickson (12–11) Don Bessent (3) see 2nd game 75–75
151 September 20 (2) @ Dodgers 1–6 Roger Craig (5–3) Robin Roberts (23–13) None 8,763 75–76
152 September 23 @ Giants 5–1 Saul Rogovin (6–11) Rubén Gómez (9–10) None 1,154 76–76
September 24 @ Giants Postponed (rain);[28] Makeup: September 25 as a traditional double-header
153 September 25 (1) @ Giants 2–5 Pete Burnside (1–0) Robin Roberts (23–14) None see 2nd game 76–77
154 September 25 (2) @ Giants 3–1 Curt Simmons (8–8) Jim Hearn (14–16) Jack Meyer (16) 6,848 77–77
^[a] The second game on April 24 was suspended (Sunday curfew[29][30]) in the bottom of the eighth inning with the score 2–0 and was completed June 28, 1955.[31][32]
^[b] The second game on May 1 was suspended (Sunday curfew[33][34]) in the bottom of the ninth inning with the score 2–4 and was completed May 2, 1955.[35][36]
^[c] The second game on May 29 was suspended (Sunday curfew[37][38]) in the bottom of the seventh inning with the score 3–8 and was completed July 8, 1955.[39][40]
^[d] The second game on June 5 was suspended (Sunday curfew[41]) in the bottom of the seventh inning with the score 4–0[42] and was completed June 6, 1955.[43][44]
^[e] The second game on July 17 was suspended (Sunday curfew[45][46]) in the bottom of the sixth inning with the score 4–5 and was completed July 18, 1955.[47][48]

Roster

1955 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 93 289 71 .246 11 34
1B Marv Blaylock 113 259 54 .208 3 24
2B Bobby Morgan 136 483 112 .232 10 49
3B Willie Jones 146 516 133 .258 16 81
SS Roy Smalley Jr. 92 260 51 .196 7 39
LF Del Ennis 146 564 167 .296 29 120
CF Richie Ashburn 140 533 180 .338 3 42
RF Jim Greengrass 94 323 88 .272 12 37

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
Granny Hamner 104 405 104 .257 5 43
Stan Lopata 99 303 82 .271 22 58
Glen Gorbous 91 224 53 .237 4 23
Earl Torgeson 47 150 40 .267 1 17
Eddie Waitkus 33 107 30 .280 2 14
Peanuts Lowrey 54 106 20 .189 0 8
Stan Palys 15 52 15 .288 1 8
Mel Clark 10 32 5 .156 0 1
Smoky Burgess 7 21 4 .190 1 1
Ted Kazanski 9 12 1 .083 1 1
Gus Niarhos 7 9 1 .111 0 0
Floyd Baker 5 8 0 .000 0 0
Jim Command 5 5 0 .000 0 0
Mickey Micelotta 4 4 0 .000 0 0
Bob Bowman 3 3 0 .000 0 0
Danny Schell 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Jim Westlake 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Fred Van Dusen 1 0 0 ---- 0 0
John Easton 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
Robin Roberts 40 305.0 23 14 3.28 160
Murry Dickson 36 216.0 12 11 3.50 92
Herm Wehmeier 31 193.2 10 12 4.41 85
Curt Simmons 25 130.0 8 8 4.92 58
Saul Rogovin 12 73.0 5 3 3.08 27

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
Ron Negray 19 71.2 4 3 3.52 30
Bob Kuzava 17 32.1 1 0 7.24 13
Dave Cole 7 18.1 0 3 6.38 6
Steve Ridzik 3 11.0 0 1 2.45 6
Jim Owens 3 8.2 0 2 8.31 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
Jack Meyer 50 6 11 16 3.43 97
Bob Miller 40 8 4 1 2.41 28
Thornton Kipper 24 0 1 0 4.99 15
Ron Mrozinski 22 0 2 1 6.55 18
Lynn Lovenguth 14 0 1 0 4.50 14
Jack Spring 2 0 1 0 6.75 2
Bob Greenwood 1 0 0 0 15.43 0

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Skeeter Newsome
A Schenectady Blue Jays Eastern League Don Osborn
B Reidsville Phillies Carolina League Charlie Gassaway
C Salt Lake City Bees Pioneer League Don Sturgeon and Red Jessen
C Trois-Rivières Phillies Provincial League Al Barillari
D Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League Eddie Murphy
D Mattoon Phillies Mississippi–Ohio Valley League Burl Storie
D Bradford Phillies PONY League Lew Krausse, Sr., and Patrick Colgan

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