1950 Philadelphia Phillies
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1950 Philadelphia Phillies / Franchise: Philadelphia Phillies / BR Team Page
Won NL Pennant
Managed by Eddie Sawyer
History, Comments, Contributions
The 1950 Philadelphia Phillies, nicknamed the "Whiz Kids", surprised observers by winning the National League pennant. The team got the nickname due to the number of young players on the club - no starting position player was over 30 nor were the top starting pitchers. The average team age of 26.5 was clearly the lowest in the league. The Phils had not won a pennant since 1915.
Awards and Honors
|1||Yankees – 1, Phillies – 0||October 4||Shibe Park||30,746|
|2||Yankees – 2, Phillies – 1 (10 innings)||October 5||Shibe Park||32,660|
|3||Phillies – 2, Yankees – 3||October 6||Yankee Stadium||64,505|
|4||Phillies – 2, Yankees – 5||October 7||Yankee Stadium||68,098|
- Francis Kinlaw: "Kids Snatch a Flag", in Morris Levin, ed.: From Swampoodle to South Philly: Baseball in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, The National Pastime, SABR, 2013, p. 213.
- Robin Roberts and C. Paul Rogers III: The Whiz Kids and the 1950 Pennant, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1996.
- C. Paul Rogers III and Bill Nowlin, eds.: The Whiz Kids Take the Pennant: The 1950 Philadelphia Phillies, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2018. ISBN 978-1-943816-31-6