1954 Brooklyn Dodgers season

1954 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley, James & Dearie Mulvey, Mrs. John L. Smith
General manager(s) Buzzie Bavasi
Manager(s) Walter Alston
Local television WOR-TV
Local radio WMGM
Vin Scully, Connie Desmond, Andre Baruch
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The 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers season was the first season for new manager Walter Alston, who replaced Chuck Dressen, who had been fired during a contract dispute. Alston led the team to a 92–62 record, finishing five games behind the league champion New York Giants.

In addition to Alston, the 1954 Dodgers had two other future Hall of Fame managers on their roster in pitcher Tommy Lasorda and outfielder Dick Williams. First baseman Gil Hodges and reserve infielder Don Zimmer would also go on to successful managerial careers.


Regular season

  • September 22, 1954: In a game against the New York Giants, Karl Spooner struck out 15 batters in his very first game, setting a Major League record. J. R. Richard would tie the record in 1971.[3]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 9757 0.630 53–23 44–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 9262 0.597 5 45–32 47–30
Milwaukee Braves 8965 0.578 8 43–34 46–31
Philadelphia Phillies 7579 0.487 22 39–39 36–40
Cincinnati Redlegs 7480 0.481 23 41–36 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 7282 0.468 25 33–44 39–38
Chicago Cubs 6490 0.416 33 40–37 24–53
Pittsburgh Pirates 53101 0.344 44 31–46 22–55

Record vs. opponents

1954 National League Records

Brooklyn 15–716–610–129–1313–915–714–8
Chicago 7–158–146–167–157–1515–714–8
Cincinnati 6–1614–810–127–1514–815–78–14
Milwaukee 12–1016–612–1010–1213–914–812–10
New York 13–915–715–712–1016–614–812–10
Philadelphia 9–1315–78–149–136–1616–612–10
Pittsburgh 7–157–157–158–148–146–1610–12
St. Louis 8–148–1414–810–1210–1210–1212–10

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Jim GilliamSecond baseman
Pee Wee ReeseShortstop
Duke SniderCenter fielder
Jackie RobinsonLeft fielder
Roy CampanellaCatcher
Gil HodgesFirst baseman
Carl FurilloRight fielder
Billy CoxThird baseman
Carl ErskineStarting pitcher

Notable transactions


1954 Brooklyn Dodgers
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


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
1BGil Hodges154579176.30442130
LFSandy Amorós7926372.274934

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
Dick Williams16345.14712


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

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
Bob Darnell60003.145
Joe Black500011.573
Tommy Lasorda40005.005

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Montreal Royals International League Max Macon
AAA St. Paul Saints American Association Clay Bryant
AA Ft. Worth Cats Texas League Al Vincent
AA Mobile Bears Southern Association Stan Wasiak
Greg Mulleavy
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Tommy Holmes
A Pueblo Dodgers Western League Goldie Holt
B Asheville Tourists Tri-State League Ray Hathaway
B Miami Sun Sox Florida International League Doc Alexson
B Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League George Scherger
C Bakersfield Indians California League Ray Perry
C Great Falls Electrics Pioneer League Lou Rochelli
D Hornell Dodgers Pennsylvania–Ontario–New York League John Angelone
Doc Alexson
D Shawnee Hawks Sooner State League Jack Banta
D Thomasville Dodgers Georgia–Florida League Boyd Bartley
John Angelone
D Union City Dodgers Kentucky–Illinois–Tennessee League Earl Naylor

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