1954 Brooklyn Dodgers
1954 Brooklyn Dodgers / Franchise: Los Angeles Dodgers / BR Team Page
Managed by Walter Alston
History, Comments, Contributions
Although the 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers won 92 games, good for second in the National League, 1954 is remembered as a bit of an off-year for the Dodgers. In 1953 they had won 105 games, and in 1955 they would win the World Series.
1954, though, was auspicious as the rookie year for manager Walter Alston as well as players Tommy Lasorda and Don Zimmer. Both Lasorda and Zimmer would eventually go on to long managerial careers, as would back-up player Dick Williams.
Preacher Roe, at age 39, was one of the oldest players in the National League.
Awards and Honors
- Roger Kahn: The Era, 1947-1957: When the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers Ruled the World, Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2002 (originally published in 1993). ISBN 0803278055
- Rudy Marzano: The Last Years of the Brooklyn Dodgers: A History, 1950-1957, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7864-3006-2