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1952 Philadelphia Phillies season

1952 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
Manager(s) Eddie Sawyer, Steve O'Neill
Local television WPTZ
Local radio WPEN
(Claude Haring, Gene Kelly)
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In March 1952, during spring training, shortstop Granny Hamner was named captain of the team by manager Eddie Sawyer.[1]

Notable transactions

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 57 -- .627
New York Giants 92 62 4.5 .597
St. Louis Cardinals 88 66 8.5 .571
Philadelphia Phillies 87 67 9.5 .565
Chicago Cubs 77 77 19.5 .500
Cincinnati Reds 69 85 27.5 .448
Boston Braves 64 89 32 .418
Pittsburgh Pirates 42 112 54.5 .273

Notable transactions


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
C Burgess, SmokySmoky Burgess 110 371 110 .296 6 56
2B Ryan, ConnieConnie Ryan 154 577 139 .241 12 49
SS Hamner, GrannyGranny Hamner 151 596 164 .275 17 87

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
Drews, KarlKarl Drews 33 228.2 14 15 2.72 96
Fox, HowieHowie Fox 13 62 2 7 5.08 16

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
Church, BubbaBubba Church 2 5 0 0 10.80 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
Hansen, AndyAndy Hansen 43 5 6 4 3.26 18
Peterson, KentKent Peterson 3 0 0 0 0.00 7

Awards and honors

League leaders

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Baltimore Orioles International League Don Heffner
A Schenectady Blue Jays Eastern League Dan Carnevale
A Tri-City Braves Western International League Charlie Gassaway
B Terre Haute Phillies Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Skeeter Newsome
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Leon Riley
C Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League Eddie Murphy
C Salt Lake City Bees Pioneer League Hub Kittle
C Granby Phillies Provincial League Al Barillari
C Salina Blue Jays Western Association Floyd "Pat" Patterson
D Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League Al Gardella
D Miami Eagles Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League John Davenport
D Bradford Phillies PONY League Dick Carter

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Terre Haute, Miami[7]


  1. ^ "Hamner is Given Authority as Team Captain of Phillies". Milwaukee Journal. March 18, 1952. p. 2. 
  2. ^ Smoky Burgess page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ John Anderson page at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Kent Peterson page at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Tommy Glaviano page at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 98, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007


  • 1952 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference
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