1950 Season News

On June 8th, the Red Sox recorded the most lopsided victory in baseball history after crushing the visiting St. Louis Browns 29-4. Boston also set several Major League records including most extra bases on long hits (thirty-two) in a game, and the most extra bases on long hits in consecutive games (fifty-one). Leadoff batter Clyde Vollmer set a Major League mark of his own as the only batter to go to the plate eight times in eight innings.

The Cleveland Indians came out swinging in the 2nd game of a June 18th doubleheader and set a modern Major League record by scoring fourteen runs in the first inning. The opening rally also tied the mark for most runs scored in a single inning. With the exception of pitcher Mike Garcia, all Tribe members batted twice en route to a 21-2 massacre.

Boston Braves slugger Sid Gordon tied the Major League record for most grand slams in a season after knocking his fourth of the year against the Philadelphia Phillies. His team dominated both games in a Fourth of July doubleheader and their 12-9 win in game two gave both teams a combined total of forty runs, fifty-five hits, and ninety total bases for the day.

The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5 on July 26th as the Dodgers' Jim Russell went both ways for two home runs, making him the first switch-hitter in history to accomplish the feat more than once. On the other side of the plate, St. Louis' Stan Musial hit in his 30th straight game for the longest consecutive hitting streak of the decade.
1950 American League
Team Record GB
New York Yankees 98-56 -
Detroit Tigers 95-59 3.0
Boston Red Sox 94-60 4.0
Cleveland Indians 92-62 6.0
Washington Senators 67-87 31.0
Chicago White Sox 60-94 38.0
St. Louis Browns 58-96 40.0
Philadelphia Athletics 52-102 46.0
1950 National League
Team Record GB
Philadelphia Phillies 91-63 -
Brooklyn Dodgers 89-65 2.0
New York Giants 86-68 5.0
Boston Braves 83-71 8.0
St. Louis Cardinals 78-75 12.5
Cincinnati Reds 66-87 24.5
Chicago Cubs 64-89 26.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 57-96 33.5
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
New York Yankees 98 56 0.636 914 5.94 691 4.49 159 118 0.282 0.363 0.441 4.15 708 712 0.979 188
Detroit Tigers 95 59 0.617 837 5.44 713 4.63 114 141 0.282 0.367 0.417 4.12 553 576 0.981 194
Boston Red Sox 94 60 0.610 1027 6.67 804 5.22 161 121 0.302 0.382 0.464 4.88 748 630 0.981 181
Cleveland Indians 92 62 0.597 806 5.23 654 4.25 164 120 0.269 0.354 0.422 3.75 647 674 0.978 150
Washington Senators 67 87 0.435 690 4.48 813 5.28 76 99 0.260 0.344 0.360 4.66 648 486 0.972 181
Chicago White Sox 60 94 0.390 625 4.06 749 4.86 93 107 0.260 0.330 0.364 4.41 734 566 0.977 181
St. Louis Browns 58 96 0.377 684 4.44 916 5.95 106 129 0.246 0.335 0.370 5.20 651 448 0.967 155
Philadelphia Athletics 52 102 0.338 670 4.35 913 5.93 100 138 0.261 0.347 0.378 5.49 729 466 0.974 208
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Philadelphia Phillies 91 63 0.591 722 4.69 624 4.05 125 122 0.265 0.331 0.396 3.50 530 620 0.975 155
Brooklyn Dodgers 89 65 0.578 847 5.50 724 4.70 194 163 0.272 0.316 0.444 4.28 591 772 0.979 183
New York Giants 86 68 0.558 735 4.77 643 4.18 133 140 0.258 0.337 0.392 3.71 536 596 0.977 181
Boston Braves 83 71 0.539 785 5.10 736 4.78 148 129 0.263 0.339 0.405 4.14 554 615 0.970 146
St. Louis Cardinals 78 75 0.510 693 4.53 670 4.38 102 119 0.259 0.337 0.386 3.97 535 603 0.978 172
Cincinnati Reds 66 87 0.431 654 4.27 734 4.80 99 145 0.260 0.325 0.376 4.32 582 686 0.976 132
Chicago Cubs 64 89 0.418 643 4.20 772 5.05 161 130 0.248 0.311 0.401 4.28 593 559 0.968 169
Pittsburgh Pirates 57 96 0.373 681 4.45 857 5.60 138 152 0.264 0.334 0.406 4.96 616 556 0.977 165