1954 Philadelphia Athletics

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1954 Philadelphia Athletics / Franchise: Oakland Athletics / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 51-103, Finished 8th in American League (1954 AL)

Managed by Eddie Joost

Coaches: Chief Bender, Augie Galan, Rollie Hemsley and Wally Moses

Ballpark: Connie Mack Stadium

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1954 Philadelphia Athletics were the last edition of the Athletics to play in Philadelphia, PA; they would be sold to Arnold Johnson after the season and become the Kansas City Athletics in 1955.

The Athletics did not leave Philly with a bang. 1954 was one of the worst seasons in team history, as even in their darkest years, they had never before finished 60 games out of first place.

1954 was the first season in American League history in which two teams finished with 100 or more wins and two finished with 100 or more losses, the Athletics being one of those two.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 111 43 .721 --
New York Yankees 103 51 .669 8
Chicago White Sox 94 60 .610 17
Boston Red Sox 69 85 .448 42
Detroit Tigers 68 86 .442 43
Washington Senators 66 88 .429 45
Baltimore Orioles 54 100 .351 57
Philadelphia Athletics 51 103 .331 60

Further Reading[edit]

  • Thomas E. Van Hyning: "A Final Season: The 1954 Philadelphia Athletics Finish Eighth, 60 Games Back", in Morris Levin, ed.: From Swampoodle to South Philly: Baseball in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, The National Pastime, SABR, 2013, pp. 214-222.