BASEBALL'S GOLDEN DECADE

A complete record of the game in the postwar era, league by league, team by team, player by player; at bat, in the field, on the mound
April 09, 1956

The years since World War II have been among baseball's best, an era in which the game has risen to an all-time high in popularity and attendance. It has been graced by great players: Ted Williams, Stan Musial, Robin Roberts, Jackie Robinson. TV has brought it into the living rooms of millions to whom it was only a beloved legend. And some of its legends, too, have passed away to be reincarnated elsewhere: the Philadelphia Athletics in Kansas City, the Boston Braves in enthusiastic Milwaukee, the St. Louis Browns in Baltimore. Here, in statistics compiled (and in many cases devised) by Les Woodcock, the 10-year record of the postwar era is analyzed and memorialized.

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HOW THE CLUBS FARED

NATIONAL LEAGUE

CLUB

PENNANT

2ND

3RD

4TH

5TH

6TH

7TH

LAST

Brooklyn

5

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

New York

2

1

2

1

3

0

0

1

St. Louis

1

3

3

0

1

1

1

0

Milwaukee

1

2

2

4

0

0

1

0

Philadelphia

1

0

2

3

2

1

1

0

Cincinnati

0

0

0

0

3

5

2

0

Chicago

0

0

1

0

1

2

3

3

Pittsburgh

0

0

0

1

0

1

3

5

AMERICAN LEAGUE

CLUB

PENNANT

2ND

3RD

4TH

5TH

6TH

7TH

LAST

New York

7

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

Cleveland

2

4

1

2

0

1

0

0

Boston

1

2

3

3

0

1

0

0

Chicago

0

0

4

1

1

3

0

1

Detroit

0

3

0

1

4

1

0

1

Washington

0

0

0

1

3

1

3

2

Kansas City

0

0

0

2

2

2

1

3

Baltimore

0

0

0

0

0

1

6

3

HOW THE CLUBS PLAYED

NATIONAL LEAGUE

CLUB

TOTAL GAMES WON

TOTAL GAMES LOST

TOTAL PCT.

TOTAL GAMES BEHIND

SEASON AVERAGE

WON

LOST

G.B.

Brooklyn

948

595

.614

...

95

60

...

St. Louis

838

703

.544

109

84

70

10½

Milwaukee

822

715

.535

123

82

72

12½

New York

816

727

.529

132

82

73

13

Philadelphia

764

776

.496

182½

76

78

18½

Cincinnati

686

852

.446

259½

69

85

25½

Chicago

680

857

.442

265

68

86

26½

Pittsburgh

605

934

.393

341

61

93

33½

AMERICAN LEAGUE

CLUB

TOTAL GAMES WON

TOTAL GAMES LOST

TOTAL PCT.

TOTAL GAMES BEHIND

SEASON AVERAGE

WON

LOST

G.B.

New York

964

573

.627

...

96

57

...

Cleveland

908

633

.589

58

91

63

Boston

873

667

.567

92½

87

67

Detroit

767

773

.498

198½

77

77

19½

Chicago

754

784

.490

210½

75

78

21

Kansas City

666

874

.432

299½

67

87

29½

Washington

648

889

.422

316

65

89

31½

Baltimore

577

963

.370

388½

58

96

38½

CLUB BATTING AND PITCHING AVERAGES

NATIONAL LEAGUE

CLUB

B.A.

E.R.A.

Dodgers

.270

3.82

Cardinals

.268

3.87

Braves

.262

3.63

Giants

.261

3.80

Phillies

.260

3.76

Cubs

.256

4.14

Redlegs

.255

4.14

Pirates

.252

4.61

AMERICAN LEAGUE

CLUB

B.A.

E.R.A.

Red Sox

.271

3.95

Yankees

.269

3.45

White Sox

.263

3.68

Tigers

.263

4.02

Indians

.262

3.39

Athletics

.255

4.54

Senators

.252

4.20

Orioles

.250

4.55

THE MEN WHO MADE THE CHAMPIONS

YEAR

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

WORLD SERIES RESULTS

1955

Walter Alston, Brooklyn

Casey Stengel, New York

Dodgers, 4 games, Yankees 3

1954

Leo Durocher, New York

Al Lopez Cleveland

Giants, 4 games, Indians 0

1953

Charley Dressen, Brooklyn

Casey Stengel, New York

Yankees, 4 games, Dodgers 2

1952

Charley Dressen, Brooklyn

Casey Stengel, New York

Yankees, 4 games, Dodgers 3

1951

Leo Durocher, New York

Casey Stengel, New York

Yankees, 4 games, Giants 2

1950

Eddie Sawyer, Philadelphia

Casey Stengel, New York

Yankees, 4 games, Phillies 0

1949

Burt Shotton, Brooklyn

Casey Stengel, New York

Yankees, 4 games, Dodgers 1

1948

Billy Southworth, Boston

Lou Boudreau, Cleveland

Indians, 4 games, Braves 2

1947

Burt Shotton, Brooklyn

Bucky Harris, New York

Yankees, 4 games, Dodgers 3

1946

Eddie Dyer, St. Louis

Joe Cronin, Boston

Cardinals, 4 games, Red Sox 3

THE TEAM LEADERS

NATIONAL LEAGUE

YEAR

BATTING

PITCHING

FIELDING

1955

Dodgers .271

Dodgers 3.68

Phillies .981

1954

Cardinals .281

Giants 3.09

Braves .981

1953

Dodgers .285

Braves 3.30

Dodgers .980

1952

Cardinals .267

Phillies 3.07

Dodgers .982

1951

Dodgers .275

Giants 3.48

Cardinals .980

1950

Dodgers .272

Phillies 3.50

Dodgers .979

1949

Cardinals .277

Cardinals 3.44

Dodgers .980

1948

Braves .275

Braves 3.38

Cardinals .980

1947

Braves .275

Cardinals 3.53

Cardinals .979

1946

Cardinals .265

Cardinals 3.01

Cardinals .980

AMERICAN LEAGUE

YEAR

BATTING

PITCHING

FIELDING

1955

White Sox .268

Yankees 3.23

Indians .981

1954

Yankees .268

Indians 2.78

White Sox .982

1953

Yankees .273

Yankees 3.20

White Sox .980

1952

Yankees .267

Yankees 3.14

White Sox .980

1951

White Sox .270

Indians 3.38

Indians .978

1950

Red Sox .302

Indians 3.75

Red Sox .981

1949

Red Sox .282

Indians 3.36

Indians .983

1948

Indians .282

Indians 3.23

Indians .982

1947

Yankees .271

Yankees 3.39

Indians .983

1946

Red Sox .271

White Sox 3.10

Red Sox .977

WHO FILLED THE BALL PARKS

IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE

TEAM

HOME

ROAD

TOTAL

Brooklyn

13,411,831

16,125,686

29,537,517

St. Louis

10,640,859

12,016,785

22,657,644

Milwaukee

12,461,033

9,941,701

22,402,734

New York

11,342,435

11,035,914

22,378,349

Chicago

10,560,766

8,586,511

19,147,277

Philadelphia

8,965,337

9,121,035

18,086,372

Pittsburgh

9,360,282

8,056,157

17,416,439

Cincinnati

6,826,068

8,671,667

15,497,735

IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE

TEAM

HOME

ROAD

TOTAL

New York

19,266,298

15,394,182

34,660,480

Cleveland

15,937,148

14,446,391

30,383,539

Boston

12,932,279

13,543,660

26,475,939

Detroit

13,942,226

10,698,355

24,640,581

Chicago

10,515,251

10,438,294

20,953,545

Kansas City

6,757,156

9,397,824

16,154,980

Washington

7,062,668

8,716,758

15,779,426

Baltimore

4,723,313

8,500,875

13,224,188

BATTING CHAMPIONS

NATIONAL LEAGUE

YEAR

PLAYER

CLUB

AVG.

1955

Richie Ashburn

Phillies

.338

1954

Willie Mays

Giants

.345

1953

Carl Furillo

Dodgers

.344

1952

Stan Musial

Cardinals

.336

1951

Stan Musial

Cardinals

.355

1950

Stan Musial

Cardinals

.346

1949

Jackie Robinson

Dodgers

.342

1948

Stan Musial

Cardinals

.376

1947

Harry Walker

Cardinals, Phillies

.363

1946

Stan Musial

Cardinals

.365

ALL-TIME RECORD

1924

Rogers Hornsby

Cardinals

.424

AMERICAN LEAGUE

YEAR

PLAYER

CLUB

AVG.

1955

Al Kaline

Tigers

.340

1954

Bobby Avila

Indians

.341

1953

Mickey Vernon

Senators

.337

1952

Ferris Fain

Athletics

.327

1951

Ferris Fain

Athletics

.344

1950

Billy Goodman

Red Sox

.354

1949

George Kell

Tigers

.343

1948

Ted Williams

Red Sox

.369

1947

Ted Williams

Red Sox

.343

1946

Mickey Vernon

Senators

.353

ALL-TIME RECORD

1901

Nap Lajoie

Athletics

.422

SI'S CHOICE: 10 TOP HITTERS

PLAYER

CLUB

GAMES

HITS

HRs

AVG.

Ted Williams

Red Sox

1,093

1,302

267

.344

Stan Musial

Cardinals

1,533

2,013

289

.342

George Kell

A's, Tigers, W. Sox,

1,286

1,554

56

.318

Richie Ashburn

Phillies

1,179

1,476

16

.315

Jackie Robinson

Dodgers

1,265

1,420

127

.314

Yogi Berra

Yankees

1,200

1,322

20 8

.293

Mickey Vernon

Indians, Senators

1,471

1,631

113

.291

Larry Doby

Indians

1,146

1,164

202

.286

Roy Campanella

Dodgers

988

996

209

.286

Ralph Kiner

Pirates, Cubs, Indians

1,472

1,451

369

.279

THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

YEAR

PLAYER

CLUB

YEAR

PLAYER

CLUB

1955

Roy Campanella

Dodgers

1955

Yogi Berra

Yankees

1954

Willie Mays

Giants

1954

Yogi Berra

Yankees

1953

Roy Campanella

Dodgers

1953

Al Rosen

Indians

1952

Hank Sauer

Cubs

1952

Bobby Shantz

Athletics

1951

Roy Campanella

Dodgers

1951

Yogi Berra

Yankees

1950

Jim Konstanty

Phillies

1950

Phil Rizzuto

Yankees

1949

Jackie Robinson

Dodgers

1949

Ted Williams

Red Sox

1948

Stan Musial

Cardinals

1948

Lou Boudreau

Indians

1947

Bob Elliott

Braves

1947

Joe DiMaggio

Yankees

1946

Stan Musial

Cardinals

1946

Ted Williams

Red Sox

THE ROOKIES OF THE YEAR

NATIONAL LEAGUE

YEAR

PLAYER

CLUB

1955

Bill Virdon

Cardinals

1954

Wally Moon

Cardinals

1953

Jim Gilliam

Dodgers

1952

Joe Black

Dodgers

1951

Willie Mays

Giants

1950

Sam Jethroe

Braves

1949

Don Newcombe

Dodgers

1948

Al Dark

Braves

1947

Jackie Robinson

Dodgers

AMERICAN LEAGUE

YEAR

PLAYE R

CLUB

1955

Herb Score

Indians

1954

Bob Grim

Yankees

1953

Harvey Kuenn

Tigers

1952

Harry Byrd

Athletics

1951

Gil McDougald

Yankees

1950

Walt Dropo

Red Sox

1949

Roy Sievers

Browns

(One rookie chosen for both leagues)

(One rookie chosen for both leagues)

THE LEADERS IN RUNS BATTED IN

NATIONAL LEAGUE

YEAR

PLAYER

CLUB

RBIs

1955

Duke Snider

Dodgers

136

1954

Ted Kluszewski

Redlegs

141

1953

Roy Campanella

Dodgers

142

1952

Hank Sauer

Cubs

121

1951

Monte Irvin

Giants

121

1950

Del Ennis

Phillies

126

1949

Ralph Kiner

Pirates

127

1948

Stan Musial

Cardinals

131

1947

Johnny Mize

Giants

138

1946

Enos Slaughter

Cardinals

130

ALL-TIME RECORD

1930

Hack Wilson

Cubs

190

AMERICAN LEAGUE

YEAR

PLAYER

CLUB

RBIs

1955

Ray Boone
Jackie Jensen

Tigers
Red Sox

116
116

1954

Larry Doby

Indians

126

1953

Al Rosen

Indians

145

1952

Al Rosen

Indians

105

1951

Gus Zernial

W. Sox, Athletics

129

1950

Walt Dropo
Vern Stephens

Red Sox
Red Sox

144
144

1949

Ted Williams
Vern Stephens

Red Sox
Red Sox

159
159

1948

Joe DiMaggio

Yankees

155

1947

Ted Williams

Red Sox

114

1946

Hank Greenberg

Tigers

127

ALL-TIME RECORD

1931

Lou Gehrig

Yankees

184

THE HOME RUN LEADERS

NATIONAL LEAGUE

YEAR

PLAYER

CLUB

HRs

1955

Willie Mays

Giants

51

1954

Ted Kluszewski

Redlegs

49

1953

Ed Mathews

Braves

47

1952

Ralph Kiner
Hank Sauer

Pirates
Cubs

37
37

1951

Ralph Kiner

Pirates

42

1950

Ralph Kiner

Pirates

47

1949

Ralph Kiner

Pirates

54

1948

Ralph Kiner
Johnny Mize

Pirates
Giants

40
40

1947

Ralph Kiner
Johnny Mize

Pirates
Giants

51
51

1946

Ralph Kiner

Pirates

23

ALL-TIME RECORD

1930

Hack Wilson

Cubs

56

AMERICAN LEAGUE

YEAR

PLAYER

CLUB

HRs

1955

Mickey Mantle

Yankees

37

1954

Larry Doby

Indians

32

1953

Al Rosen

Indians

43

1952

Larry Doby

Indians

32

1951

Gus Zernial

W. Sox, A's

33

1950

Al Rosen

Indians

37

1949

Ted Williams

Red Sox

43

1948

Joe DiMaggio

Yankees

39

1947

Ted Williams

Red Sox

32

1946

Hank Greenberg

Tigers

44

ALL-TIME RECORD

1927

Babe Ruth

Yankees

60

THE ALL-TIME HOME RUN LEADERS

PLAYER

CLUB

YEAR

HRs

Babe Ruth

Yankees

1927

60

Babe Ruth

Yankees

1921

59

Jimmy Foxx

Athletics

1932

58

Hank Greenberg

Tigers

1938

58

Hack Wilson

Cubs

1930

56

Ralph Kiner

Pirates

1949

54

Babe Ruth

Yankees

1928

54

Babe Ruth

Yankees

1920

54

Willie Mays

Giants

1955

51

Ralph Kiner

Pirates

1947

51

Johnny Mize

Giants

1947

51

Jimmy Foxx

Red Sox

1938

50

THE LEADING PITCHERS

BY EARNED RUN AVERAGE

NATIONAL LEAGUE

YEAR

PLAYER

CLUB

E.R.A.

1955

Bob Friend

Pirates

2.84

1954

John Antonelli

Giants

2.29

1953

Warren Spahn

Braves

2.10

1952

Hoyt Wilhelm

Giants

2.43

1951

Chet Nichols

Braves

2.88

1950

Jim Hearn

Cards, Giants

2.49

1949

Dave Koslo

Giants

2.50

1948

Harry Brecheen

Cards

2.24

1947

Warren Spahn

Braves

2.33

1946

Howie Pollet

Cards

2.10

ALL-TIME RECORD

1915

Grover Cleveland Alexander

Phillies

1.22

AMERICAN LEAGUE

YEAR

PLAYER

CLUB

E.R.A

1955

Billy Pierce

White Sox

1.97

1954

Mike Garcia

Indians

2.64

1953

Ed Lopat

Yankees

2.43

1952

Allie Reynolds

Yankees

2.07

1951

Saul Rogovin

Tigers, White Sox

2.78

1950

Early Wynn

Indians

3.20

1949

Mel Parnell

Red Sox

2.78

1948

Gene Bearden

Indians

2.43

1947

Spud Chandler

Yankees

2.46

1946

Hal Newhouser

Tigers

1.94

ALL-TIME RECORD

1914

Hub (Dutch) Leonard

Red Sox

1.01

BY PERCENTAGE

NATIONAL LEAGUE

YEAR

PLAYER

CLUB

RECORD

PCT.

1955

Don Newcombe

Dodgers

20-5

.800

1954

John Antonelli

Giants

21-7

.750

1953

Carl Erskine

Dodgers

20-6

.769

1952

Hoyt Wilhelm

Giants

15-3

.833

1951

Preacher Roe

Dodgers

22-3

.880

1950

Sal Maglie

Giants

18-4

.818

1949

Preacher Roe

Dodgers

15-6

.714

1948

Harry Brecheen

Cards

20-7

.741

1947

Larry Jansen

Giants

21-5

.808

1946

Murry Dickson

Cards

15-6

.714

ALL-TIME RECORD

1940

Fred Fitzsimmons

Dodgers

16-2

.889

AMERICAN LEAGUE

YEAR

PLAYER

CLUB

RECORD

PCT.

1955

Tom Byrne

Yankees

16-5

.762

1954

Sandy Consuegra

White Sox

16-3

.842

1953

Ed Lopat

Yankees

16-4

.800

1952

Bobby Shantz

Athletics

24-7

.774

1951

Bob Feller

Indians

22-8

.733

1950

Vic Raschi

Yankees

21-8

.724

1949

Ellis Kinder

Red Sox

23-6

.793

1948

Jack Kramer

Red Sox

18-5

.783

1947

Allie Reynolds

Yankees

19-8

.704

1946

Dave Ferriss

Red Sox

25-6

.806

ALL-TIME RECORD

1937

Johnny Allen

Indians

15-1

.938

THE STRIKEOUT LEADERS

NATIONAL LEAGUE

YEAR

PLAYER

CLUB

INNINGS PITCHED

WALKS

STRIKE-OUTS

1955

Sam Jones

Cubs

242

185

198

1954

Robin Roberts

Phillies

337

56

185

1953

Robin Roberts

Phillies

347

61

198

1952

Warren Spahn

Braves

290

73

183

1951

Warren Spahn
Don Newcombe

Braves

311
272

109
91

164
164

1950

Warren Spahn

Braves

293

111

191

1949

Warren Spahn

Braves

302

86

151

1948

Harry Brecheen

Cards

233

49

149

1947

Ewell Blackwell

Reds

273

95

193

1946

John Schmitz

Cubs

224

94

135

ALL-TIME RECORD

1903

Christy Mathewson

Giants

367

100

267

AMERICAN LEAGUE

YEAR

PLAYER

CLUB

INNINGS PITCHED

WALKS

STRIKE-OUTS

1955

Herb Score

Indians

227

154

245

1954

Bob Turley

Orioles

247

181

185

1953

Billy Pierce

White Sox

271

102

186

1952

Allie Reynolds

Yankees

244

97

160

1951

Vic Raschi

Yankees

258

103

164

1950

Bob Lemon

Indians

288

146

170

1949

Virgil Trucks

Tigers

275

124

153

1948

Bob Feller

Indians

280

116

164

1947

Bob Feller

Indians

299

127

196

1946

Bob Feller

Indians

371

153

348

ALL-TIME RECORD

1946

Bob Feller

Indians

371

153

348

20-GAME WINNERS

PLAYER

CLUB

WON

1955

Robin Roberts

Phillies

23

Don Newcombe

Dodgers

20

1954

Robin Roberts

Phillies

23

Early Wynn

Indians

23

Bob Lemon

Indians

23

John Antonelli

Giants

21

Warren Spahn

Braves

21

Bob Grim

Yankees

20

1953

Warren Spahn

Braves

23

Robin Roberts

Phillies

23

Bob Porterfield

Senators

22

Mel Parnell

Red Sox

21

Bob Lemon

Indians

21

Virgil Trucks

Browns, White Sox

20

Carl Erskine

Dodgers

20

Harvey Haddix

Cards

20

1952

Robin Roberts

Phillies

28

Bobby Shantz

Athletics

24

Early Wynn

Indians

23

Mike Garcia

Indians

22

Bob Lemon

Indians

22

Allie Reynolds

Yankees

20

1951

Larry Jansen

Giants

23

Sal Maglie

Giants

23

Preacher Roe

Dodgers

22

Warren Spahn

Braves

22

Bob Feller

Indians

22

Ed Lopat

Yankees

21

Vic Raschi

Yankees

21

Robin Roberts

Phillies

21

Murry Dickson

Pirates

20

Don Newcombe

Dodgers

20

Mike Garcia

Indians

20

Early Wynn

Indians

20

Ned Garver

Browns

20

1950

Bob Lemon

Indians

23

Warren Spahn

Braves

21

Vic Raschi

Yankees

21

Robin Roberts

Phillies

20

John Sain

Braves

20

1949

Mel Parnell

Red Sox

25

Ellis Kinder

Red Sox

23

Bob Lemon

Indians

22

Vic Raschi

Yankees

21

Warren Spahn

Braves

21

Howie Pollet

Cards

20

Alex Kellner

Athletics

20

1948

John Sain

Braves

24

Hal Newhouser

Tigers

21

Bob Lemon

Indians

20

Harry Brecheen

Cards

20

Gene Bearden

Indians

20

1947

Ewell Blackwell

Reds

22

Warren Spahn

Braves

21

John Sain

Braves

21

Ralph Branca

Dodgers

21

Larry Jansen

Giants

21

Bob Feller

Indians

20

1946

Bob Feller

Indians

26

Hal Newhouser

Tigers

26

Dave Ferriss

Red Sox

25

Howie Pollet

Cards

21

Spud Chandler

Yankees

20

John Sain

Braves

20

Tex Hughson

Red Sox

20

BEST PLAYERS, TEAM BY TEAM

bold type: best in decade

light type: all-time club record

NATIONAL LEAGUE

CLUB

BATTING

HOME RUNS

RBIs

PITCHING

Brooklyn

Furillo, .344 (1953)

Snider, 42 (1953, '55)
Hodges, 42 (1954)

Campanella, 142 (1953)

Roe, 22-3 (1951)

Herman, .393 (1930)

Snider, 42 (1953, '55)
Hodges, 42 (1954)

Campanella, 142 (1953)

McGinnity, 29-9 (1900)

Milwaukee

Hopp, .333 (1946)

Mathews, 47 (1953)

Mathews, 135(1953)

Spahn, 23-7(1953)

Hornsby, .387 (1928)

Mathews, 47 (1953)

Mathews, 135 (1953)

Rudolph, 27-10(1914)

New York

Mays, .345(1954)

Mize, 51 (1947); Mays, 51(1955)

Mize, 138(1947)

Maglie, 23-6(1951)

Terry, .401 (1930)

Mize, 51 (1947); Mays, 51 (1955)

Ott, 151 (1929)

Mathewson, 37-11 (1908)

Philadelphia

H.Walker, .363(1947)

Ennis, 31 (1950)

Ennis, 126(1950)

Roberts, 28-7 (1952)

O'Doul, .398(1929)

Klein, 43 (1929)

Klein, 170 (1930)

Alexander, 33-12 (1916)

Cincinnati

Kluszewski, .326 (1954)

Kluszewski, 49(1954)

Kluszewski, 141(1954)

Blackwell, 22-8(1947)

Seymour, .377 (1905)

Kluszewski, 49 (1954)

Kluszewski, 141 (1954)

Luque, 27-8 (1923)

Chicago

Baumholtz, .325(1952)

Banks, 44(1955)

Saner, 121 (1952)

Schmitz, 18-13(1948)

Hornsby, .380 (1929)

Wilson, 56 (1930)

Wilson, 190 (1930)

Brown, 29-9 (1908)

St. Louis

Musial, .376(1948)

Musial, 39 (1948)

Musial, 131 (1948)

Brecheen, 20-7 (1948)

Hornsby, .424 (1924)

Mize, 43 (1940)

Medwick, 154 (1937)

J. Dean, 30-7 (1934)

Pittsburgh

F.Walker, .316(1948)

Kiner, 54 (1949)

Kiner, 127 (1947, '49)

Dickson, 20-16(1951)

Vaughan, .385 (1935)

Kiner, 54 (1949)

P. Waner, 131 (1927)

Chesbro, 28-6 (1902)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

CLUB

BATTING

HOME RUNS

RBIs

PITCHING

New York

Rizzuto, .324(1950)

DiMaggio, 39(1948)

DiMaggio, 155(1948)

Raschi, 21-8(1950)

Ruth, .393 (1923)

Ruth, 60 (1927)

Gehrig, 184 (1931)

Chesbro, 41-12(1904)

Cleveland

Boudreau, .355 (1948)

Rosen, 43 (1953)

Rosen, 145(1953)

Feller, 26-15(1946)

Jackson, .408 (1911)

Rosen, 43 (1953)

Trosky, 162 (1936)

Bagby, 31-12 (1920)

Chicago

Minoso, .326(1951)

Zernial, 29 (1950)
Robinson, 29 (1951)

Robinson, 117(1951)

Trucks, 19-12(1954)

Appling, .388(1936)

Zernial, 29 (1950)
Robinson, 29 (1951)

Bonura, 138(1936)

Walsh, 40-15(1908)

Boston

Williams, .369 (1948)

Williams, 43 (1949)

Williams, 159 (1949)
Stephens, 159(1949)

Ferriss, 25-6 (1946)

Williams, .406(1941)

Foxx, 50 (1938)

Foxx, 175(1938)

Wood, 34-5 (1912)

Detroit

Kell, .343 (1949)

Greenberg, 44 (1946)

Wertz, 133(1949)

Newhouser, 26-9 (1946)

Cobb, .420 (1911)

Greenberg, 58 (1938)

Greenberg, 183 (1937)

Mullin, 29-8 (1909)

Kansas City

Fain, .344(1951)

Zernial, 42 (1953)

Zernial, 129(1951)

Shantz, 24-7 (1952)

Lajoie, .405 (1901)

Foxx, 58 (1932)

Foxx, 169 (1932)

Grove, 31-4(1931)

Baltimore

Zarilla, .329(1948)

Heath, 27 (1947)

Sievers, 91 (1949)

Garver, 20-12 (1951)

Sisler, .420 (1922)

K. Williams, 39 (1922)

K. Williams, 155 (1922)

Shocker, 27-12(1921)

Washington

Vernon, .353(1946)

Sievers, 25 (1955)

Vernon, 115(1953)

Porterfield, 22-10 (1953)

Goslin, .379 (1928)

Sievers, 25 (1955)

Goslin, 129(1924)

Johnson, 36-7 (1913)

SI's CHOICE: 10 TOP PITCHERS

NAME

CLUB

GAMES

I.P.

WON AND LOST

Warren Spahn

Braves

371

2,664

183-124

Bob Lemon

Indians

389

2,452

181-102

Early Wynn

Senators, Indians

328

2,244

162-113

Robin Roberts

Phillies

316

2,312

160-102

Bob Feller

Indians

337

2,249

154-101

Allie Reynolds

Indians, Yankees

326

1,883

142-75

John Sain

Braves, Yankees, A's

372

2,028

135-109

Vic Raschi

Yankees, Cardinals, A's

269

1,820

132-66

Larry Jansen

Giants

283

1,732

120-86

Hai Newhouser

Tigers, Indians

264

1,677

119-80

THE DECADE'S NO-HIT GAMES

YEAR

PLAYER

CLUB

OPPONENT

1955

Sam Jones

Cubs

Pirates

1954

Jim Wilson

Braves

Phillies

1953

Bobo Holloman

Browns

Athletics

1952

Virgil Trucks

Tigers

Senators

Carl Erskine

Dodgers

Cubs

Virgil Trucks

Tigers

Yankees

1951

Cliff Chambers

Pirates

Braves

Bob Feller

Indians

Tigers

Allie Reynolds

Yankees

Indians

Allie Reynolds

Yankees

Red Sox

1950

Vern Bickford

Braves

Dodgers

1949

NONE

1948

Bob Lemon

Indians

Tigers

Rex Barney

Dodgers

Giants

1947

Ewell Blackwell

Reds

Braves

Don Black

Indians

Athletics

Bill McCahan

Athletics

Senators

1946

Ed Head

Dodgers

Braves

Bob Feller

Indians

Yankees

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)