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The 1954 season of the National League was the seventy-ninth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 New York Giants 154 97 57 0 .630 -.- 732 (4.75) 550 (3.57) 0.264 0.331 0.424 3.09 0.974
2 Brooklyn Dodgers 154 92 62 0 .597 5.0 778 (5.05) 740 (4.81) 0.270 0.349 0.444 4.31 0.978
3 Milwaukee Braves 154 89 65 0 .578 8.0 670 (4.35) 556 (3.61) 0.265 0.326 0.401 3.19 0.981
4 Philadelphia Phillies 154 75 79 0 .487 22.0 659 (4.28) 614 (3.99) 0.267 0.343 0.395 3.59 0.975
5 Cincinnati Redlegs 154 74 80 0 .481 23.0 729 (4.73) 763 (4.95) 0.262 0.333 0.406 4.50 0.977
6 St. Louis Cardinals 154 72 82 0 .468 25.0 799 (5.19) 790 (5.13) 0.281 0.351 0.421 4.50 0.976
7 Chicago Cubs 154 64 90 0 .416 33.0 700 (4.55) 766 (4.97) 0.263 0.324 0.412 4.51 0.974
8 Pittsburgh Pirates 154 53 101 0 .344 44.0 557 (3.62) 845 (5.49) 0.248 0.323 0.350 4.92 0.971

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Ernie Banks
Alvin Dark
Gil Hodges
Johnny Logan
Roy McMillan
Chicago Cubs
New York Giants
Brooklyn Dodgers
Milwaukee Braves
Cincinnati Redlegs
154
At Bats Alvin Dark New York Giants 644
Runs Scored Stan Musial
Duke Snider
St. Louis Cardinals
Brooklyn Dodgers
120
Hits Don Mueller New York Giants 212
Doubles Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 41
Triples Willie Mays New York Giants 13
Home Runs Ted Kluszewski Cincinnati Redlegs 49
Total Bases Duke Snider Brooklyn Dodgers 378
Runs Batted In Ted Kluszewski Cincinnati Redlegs 141
Stolen Bases Bill Bruton Milwaukee Braves 34
Caught Stealing Bill Bruton Milwaukee Braves 13
Walks Richie Ashburn Philadelphia Phillies 125
Hit by Pitch Frank Thomas Pittsburgh Pirates 10
Strikeouts Duke Snider Brooklyn Dodgers 96
Sacrifice Hits Roy McMillan Cincinnati Redlegs 31
Sacrifice Flies Gil Hodges Brooklyn Dodgers 19
Grounded into Double Plays Del Ennis Philadelphia Phillies 23
Batting Average Willie Mays New York Giants 0.345
On-Base Percentage Richie Ashburn Philadelphia Phillies 0.441
Slugging Percentage Willie Mays New York Giants 0.667
On-Base plus Slugging Willie Mays New York Giants 1.078
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Willie Mays New York Giants 175

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 23
Losses Murry Dickson Philadelphia Phillies 20
Win-Loss Percentage Johnny Antonelli
Hoyt Wilhelm
New York Giants
New York Giants
0.750
Appearances Jim Hughes Brooklyn Dodgers 60
Games Started Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 38
Complete Games Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 29
Shutouts Johnny Antonelli New York Giants 6
Games Finished Johnny Hetki Pittsburgh Pirates 46
Saves Jim Hughes Brooklyn Dodgers 24
Innings Pitched Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 336.2
Batters Faced Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 1331
Hits Allowed Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 289
Home Runs Allowed Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 35
Base-on-Balls Allowed Ruben Gomez New York Giants 109
Hit Batsmen Brooks Lawrence St. Louis Cardinals 8
Strikeouts Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 185
Wild Pitches Paul LaPalme
Bob Rush
Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs
8
Balks Bob Friend Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Runs Allowed Carl Erskine Brooklyn Dodgers 128
Earned Runs Allowed Carl Erskine Brooklyn Dodgers 120
Earned Run Average Johnny Antonelli New York Giants 2.30
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 1.025

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost the twenty-first midsummer classic at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, OH on Tuesday, July 13, 1954 by a score of 11 to 9. The league's manager was Walt Alston.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion New York Giants defeated the American League's Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 0.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Willie Mays, an outfielder with the New York Giants. In the award's voting, he had 283 out of a possible 336 points and 16 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Wally Moon, an outfielder with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 17 out of a possible 24 points and 17 first place votes.


[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The thirteenth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 9 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Cincinnati Redlegs lost to the New York Yankees of the American League by a score of 10 to 9.

[edit] Notable events

[edit] Further Reading

  • John Oelerich: The Off Season: National League 1953/54, Amika Press, Northfield, IL, 2011.


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