1950 Philadelphia Athletics season

The 1950 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing eighth in the American League with a record of 52 wins and 102 losses. It would be 87-year-old Connie Mack's 50th and last as A's manager, a North American professional sports record. During that year the team wore uniforms trimmed in blue and gold, in honor of the Golden Jubilee of "The Grand Old Man of Baseball."

1950 Philadelphia Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Earle Mack & Roy Mack
General manager(s)Mickey Cochrane, Art Ehlers
Manager(s)Connie Mack
Local televisionWPTZ/WCAU/WFIL
(George Walsh)
Local radioWIBG
(By Saam, Claude Haring)
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 98 56 0.636 53–24 45–32
Detroit Tigers 95 59 0.617 3 50–30 45–29
Boston Red Sox 94 60 0.610 4 55–22 39–38
Cleveland Indians 92 62 0.597 6 49–28 43–34
Washington Senators 67 87 0.435 31 35–42 32–45
Chicago White Sox 60 94 0.390 38 35–42 25–52
St. Louis Browns 58 96 0.377 40 27–47 31–49
Philadelphia Athletics 52 102 0.338 46 29–48 23–54


Record vs. opponentsEdit


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 15–7 10–12 10–12 9–13 19–3 19–3 12–10
Chicago 7–15 8–14 6–16–2 8–14 11–11 12–10 8–14
Cleveland 12–10 14–8 13–9–1 8–14 17–5 13–9 15–7
Detroit 12–10 16–6–2 9–13–1 11–11 17–5 17–5 13–9
New York 13–9 14–8 14–8 11–11 15–7 17–5 14–8–1
Philadelphia 3–19 11–11 5–17 5–17 7–15 8–14 13–9
St. Louis 3–19 10–12 9–13 5–17 5–17 14–8 12–10
Washington 10–12 14–8 7–15 9–13 8–14–1 9–13 10–12


RosterEdit

1950 Philadelphia Athletics
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
C Mike Guerra 87 252 71 .282 2 26
1B Ferris Fain 151 522 147 .282 10 83
3B Bob Dillinger 84 356 110 .309 3 41
SS Eddie Joost 131 476 111 .233 18 58
OF Elmer Valo 129 446 125 .280 10 46
OF Paul Lehner 114 427 132 .309 9 52
OF Sam Chapman 144 553 129 .251 23 95

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
Kermit Wahl 89 280 72 .257 2 27
Wally Moses 88 265 70 .264 2 21
Pete Suder 77 248 61 .246 8 35
Joe Tipton 64 184 49 .266 6 20
Barney McCosky 66 179 43 .240 0 11
Joe Astroth 39 110 36 .327 1 18
Bob Wellman 11 15 5 .333 1 1
Roberto Ortiz 6 14 1 .071 0 3
Gene Markland 5 8 1 .125 0 0
Ben Guintini 3 4 0 .000 0 0
Bob Rinker 3 3 1 .333 0 0

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
Lou Brissie 46 246.0 7 19 4.02 101
Alex Kellner 36 225.1 8 20 5.47 85
Bobby Shantz 36 214.2 8 14 4.61 93
Dick Fowler 11 66.2 1 5 6.48 15

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
Hank Wyse 41 170.2 9 14 5.85 33
Bob Hooper 45 170.1 15 10 5.02 58
Joe Coleman 15 54.0 0 5 8.50 12
Joe Murray 8 30.0 0 3 5.70 8
Johnny Kucab 4 26.0 1 1 3.46 8

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
Carl Scheib 43 3 10 3 7.22 37
Moe Burtschy 9 0 1 0 7.11 12
Harry Byrd 6 0 0 0 16.88 2
Ed Klieman 5 0 0 0 9.53 0
Les McCrabb 2 0 0 0 27.00 2

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Frank Skaff and Ray Schalk
A Savannah Indians Sally League Red Norris
A Lincoln Athletics Western League Jimmie DeShong
B Fayetteville Athletics Carolina League Mule Haas and Tom Oliver
B West Palm Beach Indians Florida International League Clyde Smoll and Rudy Laskowski
B Sunbury Athletics Interstate League George Staller
C Youngstown Athletics Middle Atlantic League Buck Etchison
D Welch Miners Appalachian League Eddie Morgan and Woody Wheaton
D Tarboro Tars Coastal Plain League Joe Antolick
D Cordele A's Georgia–Florida League Bill Peterman
D Lexington A's North Carolina State League Homer Lee Cox
D Portsmouth A's Ohio–Indiana League Walt Van Grofski
D Red Springs Red Robins Tobacco State League Ducky Detweiler

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ray Coleman at Baseball-Reference

External linksEdit