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

            • Outfield, Ted Williams

              • Age: 31 – 40
              • Years: 1950 – 1959
              • Teams: Boston Red Sox
              • All-Star: 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959


              Ted Williams Batting Statistics
              WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
              47.5 995 3,175 660 1,068 196 15 227 729 7 3 845 292 .336 .476 .622 1.098

              • Outfield, Mickey Mantle

                • Age: 19 – 27
                • Years: 1951 – 1959
                • Teams: New York Yankees
                • MVP: 1956,
                  1957
                • All-Star: 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959


                Mickey Mantle Batting Statistics
                WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
                67.5 1,246 4,478 994 1,392 208 54 280 841 98 25 892 899 .311 .425 .569 .994

                • Outfield, Willie Mays


                • Willie Mays Batting Statistics
                  WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
                  58.7 1,065 4,074 777 1,291 204 79 250 709 179 53 505 435 .317 .91 .590 .981

                  • Starting Pitcher, Whitey Ford

                    • Age: 21 – 30
                    • Years: 1950 – 1959
                    • Teams: New York Yankees
                    • All-Star: 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959


                    Whitey Ford Pitching Statistics
                    WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
                    26.6 245 208 121 50 2.66 1,561.2 94 24 8 531 461 664 915 5.3 1.258

                    • Starting Pitcher, Warren Spahn


                    • Warren Spahn Pitching Statistics
                      WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
                      57.3 389 350 202 131 2.92 2,822.2 215 33 17 1,022 915 790 1,464 4.7 1.180

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