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1951 Boston Braves

1951 > Class Major League > 1951 National League
Overall: 76-78
Scored 723 runs, Allowed 662 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 83-71

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Tommy Holmes and Billy Southworth
Represented: Boston, MA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1950 / 1952

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Bob Addis* 25 85 211 199 23 55 7 0 1 24 3 2 9 10 .276 .308 .327 .634 65 4 0 3
2 Vern Bickford 30 25 60 52 1 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 12 .115 .148 .135 .283 7 2 0 6
3 Lew Burdette 24 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
4 Bob Chipman* 32 33 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 .100 .100 .100 .200 1 0 0 0
5 Dave Cole 20 23 17 17 1 6 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 4 .353 .353 .706 1.059 12 0 0 0
6 Walker Cooper 36 109 372 342 42 107 14 1 18 59 1 1 28 18 .313 .367 .518 .884 177 10 1 1
7 Blix Donnelly 37 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0
8 Dick Donovan* 23 8 5 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .333 .600 .667 1.267 2 0 0 0
9 Bob Elliott 34 136 547 480 73 137 29 2 15 70 2 0 65 56 .285 .371 .448 .819 215 16 0 2
10 George Estock 26 37 9 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .286 .375 .286 .661 2 0 0 1
11 Sid Gordon 33 150 641 550 96 158 28 1 29 109 2 0 80 32 .287 .383 .500 .883 275 28 5 6
12 Roy Hartsfield 25 120 497 450 63 122 11 2 6 31 7 2 41 73 .271 .333 .344 .678 155 5 1 5
13 Bobby Hogue 30 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0
14 Tommy Holmes* 34 27 32 29 1 5 2 0 0 5 0 0 3 4 .172 .250 .241 .491 7 0 0 0
15 Sam Jethroe# 34 148 644 572 101 160 29 10 18 65 35 5 57 88 .280 .356 .460 .816 263 7 11 4
16 Buddy Kerr 28 69 200 172 18 32 4 0 1 18 0 0 22 20 .186 .282 .227 .509 39 2 1 5
17 Johnny Logan 25 62 193 169 14 37 7 1 0 16 0 0 18 13 .219 .298 .272 .570 46 6 1 5
18 Luis Marquez 25 68 138 122 19 24 5 1 0 11 4 4 10 20 .197 .274 .254 .528 31 2 3 3
19 Willard Marshall* 30 136 523 469 65 132 24 7 11 62 0 3 48 18 .281 .351 .433 .784 203 18 2 4
20 Gene Mauch 25 19 28 20 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 4 .100 .333 .100 .433 2 0 0 1
21 Ray Mueller 39 28 79 70 8 11 2 0 1 9 0 0 7 11 .157 .234 .229 .462 16 3 0 2
22 Chet Nichols# 20 33 55 51 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 .137 .137 .137 .275 7 0 0 4
23 Luis Olmo 31 21 60 56 4 11 1 1 0 4 0 1 4 4 .196 .250 .250 .500 14 0 0 0
24 Phil Paine 21 21 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
25 Johnny Sain 33 26 58 52 4 11 2 0 1 4 0 0 1 3 .212 .241 .308 .548 16 6 1 4
26 Sibby Sisti 30 114 399 362 46 101 20 2 2 38 4 5 32 50 .279 .341 .362 .703 131 5 2 3
27 Warren Spahn* 30 42 126 116 8 22 6 1 1 18 0 0 6 27 .190 .230 .284 .514 33 0 0 4
28 Ebba St. Claire# 29 72 233 220 22 62 17 2 1 25 2 0 12 24 .282 .322 .391 .713 86 2 1 0
29 Max Surkont 29 37 88 73 2 11 1 0 0 4 0 0 7 17 .151 .225 .164 .389 12 4 0 8
30 Bob Thorpe 24 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.500 2.000 3 0 0 0
31 Earl Torgeson* 27 155 690 581 99 153 21 4 24 92 20 11 102 70 .263 .375 .437 .812 254 18 2 5
32 Jim Wilson 29 20 43 39 4 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 10 .179 .200 .205 .405 8 0 0 3
32 Players 30.0 155 5968 5293 723 1385 234 37 130 683 80 34 565 617 .262 .336 .394 .730 2083 139 31 79
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Vern Bickford 30 11 9 .550 3.12 25 20 5 12 3 0 164.2 146 68 57 7 76 76 6 0 0 697 1.348 8.0 0.4 4.2 4.2 1.00
2 Lew Burdette 24 0 0 6.23 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 6 4 3 0 5 1 1 0 1 23 2.538 12.5 0.0 10.4 2.1 0.20
3 Bob Chipman* 32 4 3 .571 4.85 33 0 22 0 0 4 52.0 59 29 28 5 19 17 2 0 2 233 1.500 10.2 0.9 3.3 2.9 0.89
4 Dave Cole 20 2 4 .333 4.26 23 7 4 1 0 0 67.2 64 43 32 3 64 33 2 1 2 320 1.892 8.5 0.4 8.5 4.4 0.52
5 Blix Donnelly 37 0 1 .000 7.36 6 0 1 0 0 0 7.1 8 6 6 1 6 3 1 1 1 38 1.909 9.8 1.2 7.4 3.7 0.50
6 Dick Donovan 23 0 0 5.27 8 2 3 0 0 0 13.2 17 11 8 0 11 4 0 0 0 69 2.049 11.2 0.0 7.2 2.6 0.36
7 George Estock 26 0 1 .000 4.33 37 1 16 0 0 3 60.1 56 33 29 2 37 11 0 0 2 263 1.541 8.4 0.3 5.5 1.6 0.30
8 Bobby Hogue 30 0 0 5.40 3 0 1 0 0 0 5.0 4 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 20 1.400 7.2 1.8 5.4 0.0 0.00
9 Chet Nichols* 20 11 8 .579 2.88 33 19 6 12 3 2 156.0 142 61 50 4 69 71 1 0 8 663 1.353 8.2 0.2 4.0 4.1 1.03
10 Phil Paine 21 2 0 1.000 3.06 21 0 9 0 0 0 35.1 36 15 12 2 20 17 4 0 2 158 1.585 9.2 0.5 5.1 4.3 0.85
11 Johnny Sain 33 5 13 .278 4.21 26 22 2 6 1 1 160.1 195 88 75 16 45 63 3 0 0 711 1.497 10.9 0.9 2.5 3.5 1.40
12 Sid Schacht 33 0 2 .000 1.93 5 0 4 0 0 0 4.2 6 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 22 1.714 11.6 0.0 3.9 1.9 0.50
13 Warren Spahn* 30 22 14 .611 2.98 39 36 3 26 7 0 310.2 278 111 103 20 109 164 1 1 7 1289 1.246 8.1 0.6 3.2 4.8 1.50
14 Max Surkont 29 12 16 .429 3.99 37 33 3 11 2 1 237.0 230 119 105 21 89 110 7 0 5 1022 1.346 8.7 0.8 3.4 4.2 1.24
15 Jim Wilson 29 7 7 .500 5.40 20 15 3 5 0 1 110.0 131 67 66 14 40 33 4 0 1 491 1.555 10.7 1.1 3.3 2.7 0.83
15 Players 27.7 76 78 .494 3.75 155 155 82 73 16 12 1389.0 1378 662 578 96 595 604 32 3 31 6019 1.420 8.9 0.6 3.9 3.9 1.02
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Walker Cooper 90 367 57 8 9 .981 4.71 8 27 26 49%
Ebba St. Claire 62 267 29 7 5 .977 4.77 5 31 21 40%
Ray Mueller 23 85 15 0 2 1.000 4.35 0 9 8 47%

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Earl Torgeson 155 1330 107 17 137 .988 9.27
Sibby Sisti 1 8 0 0 0 1.000 8.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Roy Hartsfield 114 336 293 20 87 .969 5.52
Sibby Sisti 52 129 114 6 23 .976 4.67
Buddy Kerr 5 5 4 0 3 1.000 1.80
Gene Mauch 2 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Elliott 127 138 242 24 31 .941 2.99
Sid Gordon 34 51 71 5 8 .961 3.59
Sibby Sisti 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 1.00
Gene Mauch 3 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Buddy Kerr 63 110 173 9 31 .969 4.49
Johnny Logan 58 98 155 11 31 .958 4.36
Sibby Sisti 55 91 113 12 24 .944 3.71
Gene Mauch 10 15 16 0 2 1.000 3.10

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Sid Gordon 103 0.00
Bob Addis 31 0.00
Luis Marquez 21 0.00
Sam Jethroe 13 0.00
Luis Olmo 10 0.00
Tommy Holmes 2 0.00

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Sam Jethroe 127 0.00
Luis Marquez 23 0.00
Bob Addis 10 0.00
Luis Olmo 6 0.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Willard Marshall 136 0.00
Sid Gordon 23 0.00
Bob Addis 5 0.00
Luis Marquez 3 0.00
Sam Jethroe 2 0.00
Luis Olmo 2 0.00
Tommy Holmes 1 0.00
Sibby Sisti 1 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Sam Jethroe 140 356 18 10 4 .974 2.67
Willard Marshall 136 220 11 0 3 1.000 1.70
Sid Gordon 122 249 4 4 1 .984 2.07
Bob Addis 46 107 1 2 1 .982 2.35
Luis Marquez 43 100 2 0 0 1.000 2.37
Luis Olmo 16 23 2 0 0 1.000 1.56
Tommy Holmes 3 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67
Sibby Sisti 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Warren Spahn 39 7 50 3 1 .950 1.46
George Estock 37 4 13 1 1 .944 0.46
Max Surkont 37 11 31 2 2 .955 1.14
Bob Chipman 33 9 5 0 1 1.000 0.42
Chet Nichols 33 6 36 0 2 1.000 1.27
Johnny Sain 26 13 28 1 3 .976 1.58
Vern Bickford 25 14 38 1 4 .981 2.08
Dave Cole 23 4 13 1 2 .944 0.74
Phil Paine 21 2 5 0 0 1.000 0.33
Jim Wilson 20 4 16 0 2 1.000 1.00
Dick Donovan 8 1 4 0 0 1.000 0.63
Blix Donnelly 6 1 2 0 0 1.000 0.50
Sid Schacht 5 0 0 0 0 0.00
Lew Burdette 3 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.33
Bobby Hogue 3 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Bob Addis 25 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Nov 6, 1925 Mineral, OH, US 1951-04-17 1951-09-30
Vern Bickford 30 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Aug 17, 1920 Hellier, KY, US 1951-04-17 1951-09-30
Lew Burdette 24 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Nov 22, 1926 Nitro, WV, US 1951-09-11 1951-09-26
Bob Chipman 32 L L 6' 2.0" 190 Oct 11, 1918 Brooklyn, NY, US 1951-06-08 1951-09-26
Dave Cole 20 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Aug 29, 1930 Williamsport, MD, US 1951-04-29 1951-09-26
Walker Cooper 36 R R 6' 3.0" 210 Jan 8, 1915 Atherton, MO, US 1951-04-17 1951-09-30
Blix Donnelly 37 R R 5' 10.0" 166 Jan 21, 1914 Olivia, MN, US 1951-04-17 1951-05-03
Dick Donovan 23 L R 6' 3.0" 190 Dec 7, 1927 Boston, MA, US 1951-04-19 1951-06-05
Bob Elliott 34 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Nov 26, 1916 San Francisco, CA, US 1951-04-17 1951-09-30
George Estock 26 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Nov 2, 1924 Stirling, NJ, US 1951-04-21 1951-09-26
Sid Gordon 33 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Aug 13, 1917 Brooklyn, NY, US 1951-04-17 1951-09-30
Roy Hartsfield 25 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Oct 25, 1925 Chattahoochee, GA, US 1951-04-17 1951-09-30
Bobby Hogue 30 R R 5' 10.0" 195 Apr 5, 1921 Miami, FL, US 1951-04-19 1951-04-21
Tommy Holmes 34 L L 5' 10.0" 180 Mar 29, 1917 Brooklyn, NY, US 1951-06-28 1951-09-30
Sam Jethroe 34 S R 6' 1.0" 178 Jan 23, 1917 Lowndes County, MS, US 1951-04-17 1951-09-30
Buddy Kerr 28 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Nov 6, 1922 Astoria, NY, US 1951-04-19 1951-09-30
Johnny Logan 25 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Mar 23, 1926 Endicott, NY, US 1951-04-17 1951-09-30
Luis Marquez 25 R R 5' 10.0" 174 Oct 28, 1925 Aguadilla, PR 1951-04-18 1951-09-23
Willard Marshall 30 L R 6' 1.0" 205 Feb 8, 1921 Richmond, VA, US 1951-04-17 1951-09-30
Gene Mauch 25 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Nov 18, 1925 Salina, KS, US 1951-04-19 1951-07-04
Ray Mueller 39 R R 5' 9.0" 175 Mar 8, 1912 Pittsburg, KS, US 1951-04-23 1951-09-09
Chet Nichols 20 S L 6' 1.0" 165 Feb 22, 1931 Pawtucket, RI, US 1951-04-19 1951-09-27
Luis Olmo 31 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Aug 11, 1919 Arecibo, PR 1951-04-19 1951-06-06
Phil Paine 21 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Jun 8, 1930 Chepachet, RI, US 1951-07-14 1951-09-26
Johnny Sain 33 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Sep 25, 1917 Havana, AR, US 1951-04-18 1951-08-25
Sid Schacht 33 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Feb 3, 1918 Bogota, NJ, US 1951-06-02 1951-06-26
Sibby Sisti 30 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Jul 26, 1920 Buffalo, NY, US 1951-04-23 1951-09-30
Warren Spahn 30 L L 6' 0.0" 172 Apr 23, 1921 Buffalo, NY, US 1951-04-19 1951-09-30
Ebba St. Claire 29 S R 6' 1.0" 219 Aug 5, 1921 Whitehall, NY, US 1951-04-17 1951-09-29
Max Surkont 29 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Jun 16, 1922 Central Falls, RI, US 1951-04-20 1951-09-30
Bob Thorpe 24 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Nov 19, 1926 Caryville, FL, US 1951-04-19 1951-04-19
Earl Torgeson 27 L L 6' 3.0" 180 Jan 1, 1924 Snohomish, WA, US 1951-04-17 1951-09-30
Jim Wilson 29 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Feb 20, 1922 San Diego, CA, US 1951-04-18 1951-09-30

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