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The 1950 Brooklyn Dodgers struggled for much of the season, but still wound up pushing the Philadelphia Phillies to the last day of the season before falling two games short. Following the season, Branch Rickey was replaced as majority owner/team president by Walter O'Malley, who promptly fired manager Burt Shotton and replaced him with Chuck Dressen. Buzzie Bavasi was also hired as the team's first independent General Manager.

1950 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)James & Dearie Mulvey, Walter O'Malley, Branch Rickey, John L. Smith
General manager(s)Branch Rickey
Manager(s)Burt Shotton
Local televisionWOR-TV
Local radioWMGM
Red Barber, Connie Desmond, Vin Scully
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Vin Scully joined the Dodgers' radio and television crew as a play-by-play announcer in 1950; in 2016, Scully entered his 67th consecutive season with the club, the longest such tenure in the history of sports broadcasting, that season was the first wherein his voice, as well as of Red Barber's, was broadcast on television station WOR-TV, making the Dodgers the last New York City MLB team to introduce regular television broadcasts, 11 years following the first broadcasts of 1939.

Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

During the season, Duke Snider had a hitting streak of 22 games[10] Another highlight was on August 31, when Gil Hodges hit four home runs in one game, becoming the first player in the 20th century to do so in his home park.[11]

Season standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 91 63 0.591 48–29 43–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 89 65 0.578 2 48–30 41–35
New York Giants 86 68 0.558 5 44–32 42–36
Boston Braves 83 71 0.539 8 46–31 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 78 75 0.510 12½ 48–28 30–47
Cincinnati Reds 66 87 0.431 24½ 38–38 28–49
Chicago Cubs 64 89 0.418 26½ 35–42 29–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 57 96 0.373 33½ 33–44 24–52

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1950 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13 9–13 17–5 13–9 9–13–1 15–7–1 11–11
Brooklyn 13–9 10–12 12–10 12–10 11–11–1 19–3 12–10
Chicago 13–9 12–10 4–17 5–17 9–13–1 11–11 10–12
Cincinnati 5–17 10–12 17–4 11–11 4–18 12–10 7–15
New York 9–13 10–12 17–5 11–11 12–10 16–6 11–11
Philadelphia 13–9–1 11–11–1 13–9–1 18–4 10–12 14–8 12–10
Pittsburgh 7–15–1 3–19 11–11 10–12 6–16 8–14 12–9
St. Louis 11–11 10–12 12–10 15–7 11–11 10–12 9–12


Notable transactionsEdit

Opening Day lineupEdit

Opening Day lineup
Name Position
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop
George Shuba Left fielder
Duke Snider Center fielder
Jackie Robinson Second baseman
Carl Furillo Right fielder
Gil Hodges First baseman
Bobby Morgan Third baseman
Roy Campanella Catcher
Don Newcombe Starting pitcher

RosterEdit

1950 Brooklyn Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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
1B Gil Hodges 153 561 159 .283 32 113
OF Duke Snider 152 620 199 .321 31 107

Other battersEdit

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

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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 pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dan Bankhead 41 129.1 9 4 5.50 96
Jack Banta 16 41.1 4 4 4.35 15

Relief pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Al Epperly 5 0 0 0 5.00 3

Awards and honorsEdit

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Danny O'Connell at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Sam Jethroe at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Marv Rackley at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Paul Minner at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Hank Schenz at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Dick Whitman at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Luis Olmo at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ John Glenn at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Glenn Cox at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ http://www.thebaseballpage.com/players/snidedu01.php[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.258, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  12. ^ Willie Ramsdell at Baseball-Reference
  13. ^ Spider Jorgensen at Baseball-Reference
  14. ^ Glen Moulder at Baseball-Reference
  15. ^ Harry Taylor at Baseball-Reference

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