All-Decade Team

1950s All-Decade Team

The 1950s was the beginning of some legendary baseball careers. Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, and Willie Mays all began their careers. Franchises were on the move as the Braves moved to Milwaukee, the St. Louis Browns moved to Baltimore and changed their nickname to the Orioles, the Philadelphia Athletics moved to Kansas City, and the biggest of all the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers moved to San Francisco and Los Angeles respectively. The only individual statistical milestone reached was when Stan Musial joined the 3,000 hit club.

  • Catcher, Yogi Berra

    • Age: 25 – 34
    • Years: 1950 – 1959
    • Teams: New York Yankees
    • MVP: 1951,
      1954, 1955
    • All-Star: 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959


    Yogi Berra Batting Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    47.2 1,396 5,214 848 1,499 222 33 256 997 20 19 531 263 .287 .356 .490 .846

    • First Base, Ted Kluszewski


    • Ted Kluszewski Batting Statistics
      WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
      29.4 1,272 4,565 683 1,380 220 23 239 823 16 9 408 274 .302 .361 .518 .879

      • Catcher, Nellie Fox

        • Age: 22 – 31
        • Years: 1950 – 1959
        • Teams: Chicago White Sox
        • MVP: 1959
        • Gold Glove: 1957,
          1959
        • All-Star: 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959


        Nellie Fox Batting Statistics
        WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
        40.6 1,512 6,115 902 1,837 254 82 27 534 68 65 487 138 .300 .360 .382 .742

        • Third Base, Eddie Mathews


        • Eddie Mathews Batting Statistics
          WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
          53.5 1,177 4,346 821 1,221 181 42 299 777 36 16 726 678 .281 .383 .548 .931

          • Shortstop, Ernie Banks

            • Age: 22 – 28
            • Years: 1953 – 1959
            • Teams: Chicago Cubs
            • MVP: 1958,
              1959
            • All-Star: 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959


            Ernie Banks Batting Statistics
            WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
            42.3 922 3,562 582 1,051 156 48 228 661 35 34 327 433 .295 .355 .558 .913

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  1. Nice job on the 1950’s Best Team and Honorable Mentions.

    Ted Williams and Stan Musial are on the 1940s best team. I have a slightly different opinion of Honorable mentions:
    SS Harvey Kuenn
    CF Richie Ashburn (with Mantle, Mays and Snider starting)

    1B is not obvious. Both Hodges’ and Kluszewski’s production fell off after 1956.

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  2. C Roy Campanella, Yogi Berra

    1B Stan Musial, Gil Hodges, Ted Kluzewski
    2B Nellie Fox, Red Schoendienst
    3B Eddie Mathews, Eddie Yost
    SS Roy McMillan, Johnny Logan, Ernie Banks, Harvey Kuenn

    LF Ted Williams, Del Ennis
    CF Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Duke Snider, Whitey Ashburn, Gus Bell
    RF Carl Furillo, Jackie Jenson

    SUB Jim Gilliam, Granny Hamner

    SP Warren Spahn
    SP Robin Roberts
    SP Early Wynn
    SP Whitey Ford
    SP Billy Pierce

    RP Clem Labine
    RP Ellis Kinder
    RP Hoyt Wilhelm
    RP Fritz Dorish
    RP Ray Narleski

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