Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Phillies World Series Teams - The 1950 Whiz Kids

2002 Topps Archives #87 Robin Roberts
1961 Toppps #479 Jim Konstanty National League Most Valuable Player 1950

"Wheeze Kids" from the earlier post is actually a twist on the nickname for the 1950 Phillies. "The Whiz Kids" were led by reliever and NL MVP Jim Konstanty, and 20 game winner Robin Roberts. The offense was provided by outfielders Del Ennis and Richie Ashburn.

The 1950 Phils won the National League with a 91-63 record and earned the teams first trip to the World Series in 35 years. The seires trip did not last long. They faced the mighty Yankees who were in the middle of a string of five consecutive World Championships. The Yankees took each of the first 3 games by a single run, in games 2 and 3 the Bombers scored the winning run in their last at bat. The Yankees took the fourth game 5-2 to sweep the Phillies.


night owl said...

One of these days I'm going to make a point to find out more about Jim Konstanty. He's someone you never hear about, but he was MVP, so I ought to know more on him.

deal said...

To be honest I don't know much about him either. The fact that he was MVP as a reliever sure says something.

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