1954 Cincinnati Redlegs Season

The 1954 Cincinnati Redlegs season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the National League with a record of 74-80, 23 games behind the New York Giants.

Offseason

Regular season

During the season, Nino Escalera became the first black player in the history of the Cincinnati franchise.[3]

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
New York Giants 97 57 -- .630
Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 5 .597
Milwaukee Braves 89 65 8 .578
Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 22 .487
Cincinnati Redlegs 74 80 23 .481
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 25 .468
Chicago Cubs 64 90 33 .416
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 44 .344

Notable transactions

Roster

1954 Cincinnati Redlegs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

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
OF Greengrass, JimJim Greengrass 139 542 152 .280 27 92

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
Escalera, NinoNino Escalera 73 69 11 .159 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
Fowler, ArtArt Fowler 40 227.2 12 10 3.83 93
Baczewski, FredFred Baczewski 29 130 6 6 5.26 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
Pearce, JimJim Pearce 2 11 1 0 0.00 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
Smith, FrankFrank Smith 50 5 8 20 2.67 51
Collum, JackieJackie Collum 36 7 3 0 3.76 28

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League Joe Schultz
A Columbia Reds Sally League Ernie White
B High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms Carolina League Tommy Reis, Don Padgett and Fred Lanifero
B Colonial Heights-Petersburg Colts Piedmont League Johnny Vander Meer
C Maryville-Alcoa/Morristown Twins Mountain States League Tuck McWilliams
C Duluth Dukes Northern League Oscar Khedarian, Dick Wade and Danny Litwhiler
C Ogden Reds Pioneer League Earle Brucker, Sr.
D Fort Walton Beach Jets Alabama-Florida League John Streza
D Douglas Trojans Georgia State League Charles Bledsoe
D Fitzgerald Redlegs Georgia-Florida League Red Treadway

Maryville-Alcoa franchise transferred to Morristown, June 19, 1954; Morristown club folded, July 7[6]

References

External links

  • 1954 Cincinnati Redlegs season at Baseball Reference
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