1949 Philadelphia Athletics Season
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1949 Philadelphia Athletics Season

1949 Philadelphia Athletics
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Owner(s)Connie Mack
Manager(s)Connie Mack
Local televisionWPTZ/WCAU/WFIL
Local radioWIBG
(By Saam, George Walsh, Claude Haring)
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The 1949 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 5th in the American League with a record of 81 wins and 73 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

The 1949 Philadelphia Athletics team set a major league team record of 217 double plays, a record which still stands as of 2010.[4][5]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 97 57 .630 --
Boston Red Sox 96 58 .623 1
Cleveland Indians 89 65 .578 8
Detroit Tigers 87 67 .565 10
Philadelphia Athletics 81 73 .526 16
Chicago White Sox 63 91 .409 34
St. Louis Browns 53 101 .344 44
Washington Senators 50 104 .325 47

Record vs. opponents

1949 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston -- 17-5 8-14 15-7-1 9-13 14-8 15-7 18-4
Chicago 5-17 -- 7-15 8-14 7-15 6-16 15-7 15-7
Cleveland 14-8 15-7 -- 13-9 10-12 9-13 15-7 13-9
Detroit 7-15-1 14-8 9-13 -- 11-11 14-8 14-8 18-4
New York 13-9 15-7 12-10 11-11 -- 14-8 17-5-1 15-7
Philadelphia 8-14 16-6 13-9 8-14 8-14 -- 12-10 16-6
St. Louis 7-15 7-15 7-15 8-14 5-17-1 10-12 -- 9-13
Washington 4-18 7-15 9-13 4-18 7-15 6-16 13-9 --


Notable transactions

Roster

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

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
Don White 57 169 36 .213 0 10
Tod Davis 31 75 20 .267 1 6
Bobby Estalella 8 20 5 .250 0 3

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 Coleman 33 240.1 13 14 3.86 109
Lou Brissie 34 229.1 16 11 4.28 118
Dick Fowler 31 213.1 15 11 3.75 43

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
Bill McCahan 7 20.2 1 1 2.61 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
Bubba Harris 37 1 1 3 5.44 18

Farm system

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Kewanee, Red Springs

References

  1. ^ Tod Davis at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Bob Savage at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Skeeter Kell at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Old A's Were Masters of the Double Play, by Norman L. Macht, Baseball Digest, December 1989, Vol. 48, No. 12, ISSN 0005-609X
  5. ^ "A Record with Legs: Most Double Plays Turned in a Season". philadelphiaathletics.org. Archived from the original on January 29, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ Kermit Wahl at Baseball-Reference

External links


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