1952 Brooklyn Dodgers season

1952 Brooklyn Dodgers
1952 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley, James & Dearie Mulvey, Mrs. John L. Smith
General manager(s) Buzzie Bavasi
Manager(s) Chuck Dressen
Local television WOR-TV
Local radio WMGM
Red Barber, Connie Desmond, Vin Scully
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The 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers rebounded from the heartbreaking ending of 1951 to win the National League pennant by four games over the New York Giants. However, they dropped the World Series in seven games to the New York Yankees. Led by Gil Hodges, Jackie Robinson, and Duke Snider, the high-powered Brooklyn offense scored the most runs in the majors.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 9657 0.627 45–33 51–24
New York Giants 9262 0.597 50–27 42–35
St. Louis Cardinals 8866 0.571 48–29 40–37
Philadelphia Phillies 8767 0.565 47–29 40–38
Chicago Cubs 7777 0.500 19½ 42–35 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 6985 0.448 27½ 38–39 31–46
Boston Braves 6489 0.418 32 31–45 33–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 42112 0.273 54½ 23–54 19–58

Record vs. opponents

1952 National League Records

Sources:

Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 3–18–112–109–139–139–1315–7–17–15
Brooklyn 18–3–113–9–117–58–1410–1219–311–11
Chicago 10–129–13–113–910–1210–1214–811–11
Cincinnati 13–95–179–136–1610–1216–610–12
New York 13–914–812–1016–610–1215–712–10
Philadelphia 13–912–1012–1012–1012–1016–610–12
Pittsburgh 7–15–13–198–146–167–156–165–17
St. Louis 15–711–1111–1112–1010–1212–1017–5

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day starters
NamePosition
Pee Wee ReeseShortstop
Billy CoxThird baseman
Jackie RobinsonSecond baseman
Roy CampanellaCatcher
Andy PafkoLeft fielder
Duke SniderCenter fielder
Gil HodgesFirst baseman
Carl FurilloRight fielder
Preacher RoeStarting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

1952 Brooklyn Dodgers
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
CRoy Campanella128468126.2692297
1BGil Hodges153508129.25432102
2BJackie Robinson149510157.3081975
3BBilly Cox116455118.259634
SSPee Wee Reese 149559152.272658
LFAndy Pafko150551158.2871985
CFDuke Snider144534162.3032192
RFCarl Furillo134425105.247859

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
George Shuba9425678.305940
Bobby Morgan6719145.236716
Rube Walker4613936.259119
Dick Williams366821.309011
Rocky Bridges515611.19602
Sandy Amorós204411.25003
Rocky Nelson373910.25603
Tommy Holmes31364.11101
Cal Abrams10102.20000

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
Carl Erskine33206.21462.70131
Billy Loes39187.11382.69115
Ben Wade371801193.60118
Preacher Roe27158.21123.1283

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
Chris Van Cuyk2397.2565.1666
Johnny Rutherford2297.1774.2529
Clem Labine2577845.14
Ralph Branca1661423.8426

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
Joe Black56154152.1585
Clyde King232005.0617
Jim Hughes62101.458
Bud Podbielan300018.001

1952 World Series

Game 1

October 1, 1952, at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 001 000 010 262
Brooklyn (N) 010 002 01x 460
W: Joe Black (1–0)  L: Allie Reynolds (0–1)
HR: NYYGil McDougald (1)    BROJackie Robinson (1), Duke Snider (1), Pee Wee Reese (1)

Game 2

October 2, 1952, at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 000 115 000 7100
Brooklyn (N) 001 000 000 131
W: Vic Raschi (1–0)  L: Carl Erskine (0–1)
HR: NYYBilly Martin (1)

Game 3

October 3, 1952, at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn (N) 001 010 012 5110
New York (A) 010 000 011 362
W: Preacher Roe (1–0)   L: Ed Lopat (0–1)
HR: NYYYogi Berra (1), Johnny Mize (1)

Game 4

October 4, 1952, at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn (N) 000 000 000 041
New York (A) 000 100 01x 241
W: Allie Reynolds (1–1)   L: Joe Black (1–1)
HR: NYYJohnny Mize (2)

Game 5

October 5, 1952, at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Brooklyn (N) 010 030 100 01 6100
New York (A) 000 050 000 00 551
W: Carl Erskine (1–1)   L: Johnny Sain (0–1)
HR: BRODuke Snider (2)    NYYJohnny Mize (3)

Game 6

October 6, 1952, at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 000 000 210 390
Brooklyn (N) 000 001 010 281
W: Vic Raschi (2–0)  L: Billy Loes (0–1)   S: Allie Reynolds (1)
HR: NYYYogi Berra (2), Mickey Mantle (1)    BRODuke Snider (3, 4)

Game 7

October 7, 1952, at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 000 111 100 4104
Brooklyn (N) 000 110 000 281
W: Allie Reynolds (2–1)  L: Joe Black (1–2)   S: Bob Kuzava (1)
HR: NYYGene Woodling (1), Mickey Mantle (2)

Awards and honors

All-Stars

League top five finishers

Gil Hodges

  • #2 in NL in walks (107)
  • #3 in NL in home runs (32)
  • #4 in NL in RBI (102)

Billy Loes

  • #4 in NL in ERA (2.69)

Pee Wee Reese

  • MLB leader in stolen bases (30)

Jackie Robinson

  • MLB leader in on-base percentage (.440)
  • #3 in NL in runs scored (104)
  • #3 in NL in stolen bases (24)
  • #3 in NL in walks (106)
  • #4 in NL in batting average (.308)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Montreal Royals International League Walter Alston
AAA St. Paul Saints American Association Clay Bryant
AA Ft. Worth Cats Texas League Bobby Bragan
AA Mobile Bears Southern Association Ed Head
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League George Fallon
A Pueblo Dodgers Western League Bill McCahan
B Lancaster Red Roses Interstate League James Bivin
B Miami Sun Sox Florida International League Max Macon
B Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League Ray Hathaway
C Great Falls Electrics Pioneer League Lou Rochelli
C Greenwood Dodgers Cotton States League Stan Wasiak
C Santa Barbara Dodgers California League George Scherger
D Hazard Bombers Mountain States League Mervin Dornburg
D Hornell Dodgers Pennsylvania–Ontario–New York League Doc Alexson
D Ponca City Dodgers Kansas–Oklahoma–Missouri League Boyd Bartley
D Sheboygan Indians Wisconsin State League Joe Hauser
D Valdosta Dodgers Georgia–Florida League John Angelone

Notes

References

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