1930 Philadelphia Phillies

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1930 Philadelphia Phillies / Franchise: Philadelphia Phillies / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 52-102, Finished 8th in National League (1930 NL)

Managed by Burt Shotton

Coach: Newt Hunter

Ballpark: Baker Bowl

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1930 Philadelphia Phillies may have hit .315, but when you adjust for their ballpark (Baker Bowl), it turns out that they had a below-average offense relative to the league. The Ultimate Team Encyclopedia pegs their adjusted offensive production at 7% below league average.

In road games, the Phillies scored only 5.08 runs/game, about 9% below the league average (5.57). Their pitchers allowed 7.03 runs/game, which was a good bit better than they did at home, but was still the worst league runs allowed/game by almost seven-tenths of a run.

The 1930 Phillies are only one of six teams to win fewer than half their games when scoring five or more runs (42-48, .467). By contrast, the overall winning percentage of teams from 1901-2004 when scoring five or more runs is .779. (Don Malcolm)

The 1930 Phillies featured Les Sweetland, who holds the record for highest ERA among players who qualified. He gave up 7.71 earned runs per nine innings.