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1951 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1951 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1951 Philadelphia Phillies finished in fifth place. The team had won the 1950 National League pennant but in the United Press' annual preseason poll of sportswriters, only 18 out of 168 writers picked the team to repeat as pennant winners; the Giants received 81 votes and the Dodgers 55.[1] Those two teams wound up tied, with the Phillies 23 games behind.


  • Prior to 1951 season: Ray Semproch was signed as an amateur free agent by the Phillies.[2]

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
New York Giants 98 59 -- .624
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 60 1 .618
St. Louis Cardinals 81 73 15.5 .526
Boston Braves 76 78 20.5 .494
Philadelphia Phillies 73 81 23.5 .474
Cincinnati Reds 68 86 28.5 .442
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 90 32.5 .416
Chicago Cubs 62 92 34.5 .403

Notable transactions

  • June 11, 1951: Ted Kazanski was signed as an amateur free agent by the Phillies.[3]

All-Star Game

The 1951 All-Star Game was originally awarded to the Philadelphia Phillies. The City of Detroit was celebrating the 250th anniversary of its founding in 1701 and requested to host the year's All-Star Game. Although the National League was scheduled to host the game in '51, the game was moved to Detroit's Briggs Stadium to coincide with the city's celebration. The Phillies instead hosted the 1952 All-Star Game at Shibe Park.[4]


1951 Philadelphia Phillies
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters

  • 17 Stan Hollmig


Player stats


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


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

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

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
Candini, MiloMilo Candini 18 1 0 0 2.70 10
Miller, BobBob Miller 17 2 1 0 6.82 10
Brittin, JackJack Brittin 3 0 0 0 9.00 3

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Baltimore Orioles International League Nick Cullop
A Schenectady Blue Jays Eastern League Leon Riley
B Terre Haute Phillies Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Skeeter Newsome
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Dan Carnevale
C Pittsfield Phillies Canadian-American League Dick Carter
C Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League Eddie Murphy
C Salt Lake City Bees Pioneer League Hub Kittle
C Salina Blue Jays Western Association Floyd "Pat" Patterson
D Elizabethton Phils Appalachian League John Davenport and Donald Marshall
D Klamath Falls Gems Far West League Bill DeCarlo
D Lima Phillies Ohio-Indiana League Barney Lutz
D Bradford Phillies PONY League Frank McCormick and John Davenport

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Wilmington, Grand Forks, Klamath Falls[5]


External links

  • 1951 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference
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