1949 Philadelphia Athletics season

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1949 Philadelphia Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
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[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Roster[edit]

1949 Philadelphia Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A Savannah Indians Sally League Frank Skaff
A Lincoln Athletics Western League Jimmie DeShong
B Martinsville Athletics Carolina League George Staller
C Kewanee A's Central Association Harold Hoffman
C Youngstown Athletics Middle Atlantic League Eddie Morgan
D Welch Miners Appalachian League Bill Hoffner and Emil Kreshka
D Tarboro Athletics Coastal Plain League Joe Antolick
D Moultrie Athletics Georgia–Florida League Bill Peterman
D Lexington Indians North Carolina State League Archie Templeton and Walt Van Grofski
D Portsmouth A's Ohio–Indiana League Homer Lee Cox
D Red Springs Red Robins Tobacco State League Red Norris

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Kewanee, Red Springs

References[edit]

  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 January 23, 2016.
  6. ^ Kermit Wahl at Baseball-Reference

External links[edit]