1924 Philadelphia Phillies season

1924 Philadelphia Phillies
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Owner(s) William F. Baker
Manager(s) Art Fletcher
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The 1924 Philadelphia Phillies season saw the Phillies climb out of last place and into seventh and home attendance improving to over 299,000. Cy Williams led the team in home runs with 24.

Offseason

Regular season

On August 21, 1924, the Phillies were traveling from games in St. Louis to Cincinnati when the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad train on which they were traveling turned over in the train yards in Mitchell, Indiana. Phillies players and personnel were unharmed but the engineer and fireman were killed in the accident.[2]

In the season's final series against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds, Phillies shortstop Heinie Sand was offered $500 by Giants outfielder Jimmy O'Connell to throw the games. The Giants were battling for the pennant with the Brooklyn Robins. Sand rejected the bribe and reported it to Phillies manager Art Fletcher. It eventually led to the life-time suspension of O'Connell and Giants coach Cozy Dolan by Commissioner Landis, although future-Hall of Famers Frankie Frisch, George Kelly, and Ross Youngs were also implicated.[3]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 9360 0.608 51–26 42–34
Brooklyn Robins 9262 0.597 46–31 46–31
Pittsburgh Pirates 9063 0.588 3 49–28 41–35
Cincinnati Reds 8370 0.542 10 43–33 40–37
Chicago Cubs 8172 0.529 12 46–31 35–41
St. Louis Cardinals 6589 0.422 28½ 40–37 25–52
Philadelphia Phillies 5596 0.364 37 26–49 29–47
Boston Braves 53100 0.346 40 28–48 25–52

Record vs. opponents

1924 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 7–156–1512–105–1710–12–17–156–16
Brooklyn 15–712–1012–108–1417–513–915–7
Chicago 15–610–129–139–13–116–67–1515–7
Cincinnati 10–1210–1213–99–1316–512–1013–9
New York 17–514–813–9–113–914–79–1313–9
Philadelphia 12–10–15–176–165–167–148–1312–10
Pittsburgh 15–79–1315–710–1213–913–815–7
St. Louis 16–67–157–159–139–1310–127–15

Roster

1924 Philadelphia Phillies roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
2BHod Ford145530144.272353
SSHeinie Sand137539132.245640
OFCy Williams148558183.3282493

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Huck Betts37144.17104.3046

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Jim Bishop70106.483

References

  1. Cotton Tierney page at Baseball Reference
  2. "Ball Team in Wreck". New York Times. August 24, 1924.
  3. Jordan, David M. (2002). Occasional Glory: The History of the Philadelphia Phillies. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 64.


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