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The 1955 season of the National League was the eightieth 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 Brooklyn Dodgers 154 98 55 1 .636 -.- 857 (5.56) 650 (4.22) 0.271 0.355 0.448 3.68 0.978
2 Milwaukee Braves 154 85 69 0 .552 13.5 743 (4.82) 668 (4.34) 0.261 0.325 0.427 3.85 0.975
3 New York Giants 154 80 74 0 .519 18.5 702 (4.56) 673 (4.37) 0.260 0.324 0.402 3.77 0.976
4 Philadelphia Phillies 154 77 77 0 .500 21.5 675 (4.38) 666 (4.32) 0.255 0.340 0.395 3.93 0.981
5 Cincinnati Redlegs 154 75 79 0 .487 23.5 761 (4.94) 684 (4.44) 0.270 0.340 0.425 3.95 0.977
6 Chicago Cubs 154 72 81 1 .468 26.0 626 (4.06) 713 (4.63) 0.247 0.304 0.398 4.17 0.975
7 St. Louis Cardinals 154 68 86 0 .442 30.5 654 (4.25) 757 (4.92) 0.261 0.320 0.400 4.56 0.975
8 Pittsburgh Pirates 154 60 94 0 .390 38.5 560 (3.64) 767 (4.98) 0.244 0.307 0.361 4.39 0.972

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Gene Baker
Ernie Banks
Gus Bell
Johnny Logan
Stan Musial
Wally Post
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Redlegs
Milwaukee Braves
St. Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Redlegs
154
At Bats Bill Bruton Milwaukee Braves 636
Runs Scored Duke Snider Brooklyn Dodgers 126
Hits Ted Kluszewski Cincinnati Redlegs 192
Doubles Hank Aaron
Johnny Logan
Milwaukee Braves
Milwaukee Braves
37
Triples Dale Long
Willie Mays
Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Giants
13
Home Runs Willie Mays New York Giants 51
Total Bases Willie Mays New York Giants 382
Runs Batted In Duke Snider Brooklyn Dodgers 136
Stolen Bases Bill Bruton Milwaukee Braves 25
Caught Stealing Ken Boyer St. Louis Cardinals 17
Walks Eddie Mathews Milwaukee Braves 109
Intentional Base-on-Balls Ted Kluszewski Cincinnati Redlegs 25
Hit by Pitch Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 8
Strikeouts Wally Post Cincinnati Redlegs 102
Sacrifice Hits Gene Baker Chicago Cubs 18
Sacrifice Flies Gil Hodges Brooklyn Dodgers 10
Grounded into Double Plays Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers 22
Batting Average Richie Ashburn Philadelphia Phillies 0.338
On-Base Percentage Richie Ashburn Philadelphia Phillies 0.449
Slugging Percentage Willie Mays New York Giants 0.659
On-Base plus Slugging Willie Mays New York Giants 1.059
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Willie Mays New York Giants 176

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 23
Losses Sam Jones Chicago Cubs 20
Win-Loss Percentage Don Newcombe Brooklyn Dodgers 0.800
Appearances Clem Labine Brooklyn Dodgers 60
Games Started Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 38
Complete Games Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 26
Shutouts Joe Nuxhall Cincinnati Redlegs 5
Games Finished Jack Meyer Philadelphia Phillies 36
Saves Jack Meyer Philadelphia Phillies 16
Innings Pitched Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 305.0
Batters Faced Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 1256
Hits Allowed Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 292
Home Runs Allowed Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 41
Base-on-Balls Allowed Sam Jones Chicago Cubs 185
Intentional Base-on-Balls Hal Jeffcoat Chicago Cubs 12
Hit Batsmen Sam Jones Chicago Cubs 14
Strikeouts Sam Jones Chicago Cubs 198
Wild Pitches Jim Davis Chicago Cubs 7
Balks Joe Black
Ron Kline
Chet Nichols
Brooklyn Dodgers/Cincinnati Redlegs
Pittsburgh Pirates
Milwaukee Braves
2
Runs Allowed Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 137
Earned Runs Allowed Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 111
Earned Run Average Bob Friend Pittsburgh Pirates 2.83
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Don Newcombe Brooklyn Dodgers 1.113

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League won the twenty-second midsummer classic at County Stadium in Milwaukee, WI on Tuesday, July 12, 1955 by a score of 6 to 5 in 12 innings. The league's manager was Leo Durocher.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the American League's New York Yankees, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Roy Campanella, a catcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the award's voting, he had 226 out of a possible 336 points and 8 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Bill Virdon, an outfielder with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 15 out of a possible 24 points and 15 first place votes.


[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The fourteenth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 25 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Milwaukee Braves lost to the Boston Red Sox of the American League by a score of 4 to 2.

[edit] Notable events

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