Carl Erskine Stats

Carl Erskine was born on Monday, December 13, 1926, in Anderson, Indiana. Erskine was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 25, 1948, with the Brooklyn Dodgers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Carl Erskine baseball stats page.

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"I've had pretty good success with Stan ( Musial ). By throwing him my best pitch and backing up third." - Carl Erskine in Stan the Man: The Life and Times of Stan Musial (Wayne Stewart, 05/01/2014, Triumph Books, Page 180)

Carl Erskine

Carl 'Oisk' Erskine Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#308 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991top05' title='1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Carl 'Oisk' Erskine Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#308 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Carl Daniel Erskine
Nickname:
Oisk
Born On:
12-13-1926  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Anderson, Indiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Anderson High School (Anderson, IN)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
165
First Game:
07-25-1948 (Age 21)
Last Game:
06-14-1959
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $5,000

Carl Erskine

Carl Erskine Pitching Stats

1948 22 Dodgers 17 9 4 6 3 .667 3.23 3 0 0 64.0 263 51 23 28 5 35 2 29 0 1 0 -
1949 23 Dodgers 22 3 8 8 1 .889 4.63 2 0 0 79.2 348 68 41 44 6 51 5 49 1 2 0 -
1950 24 Dodgers 22 13 4 7 6 .538 4.72 3 0 1 103.0 441 109 54 56 15 35 2 50 0 1 0 -
1951 25 Dodgers 46 19 18 16 12 .571 4.46 7 0 4 189.2 829 206 94 105 23 78 6 95 0 2 0 -
1952 26 Dodgers 33 26 3 14 6 .700 2.70 10 4 2 206.2 836 167 62 72 17 71 3 131 6 2 1 -
1953 27 Dodgers 39 33 4 20 6 .769 3.54 16 4 3 246.2 1,030 213 97 106 21 95 6 187 4 3 0 -
1954 28 Dodgers 38 37 1 18 15 .545 4.15 12 2 1 260.1 1,098 239 120 128 31 92 1 166 6 4 0 -
1955 29 Dodgers 31 29 1 11 8 .579 3.79 7 2 1 194.2 808 185 82 89 29 64 3 84 4 0 0 -
1956 30 Dodgers 31 28 2 13 11 .542 4.25 8 1 0 186.1 790 189 88 92 25 57 5 95 6 1 0 -
1957 31 Dodgers 15 7 3 5 3 .625 3.55 1 0 0 66.0 274 62 26 27 8 20 1 26 4 0 0 -
1958 32 Dodgers 31 9 11 4 4 .500 5.13 2 1 0 98.1 436 115 56 61 14 35 3 54 6 0 0 -
1959 33 Dodgers 10 3 2 0 3 .000 7.71 0 0 1 23.1 117 33 20 22 5 13 1 15 1 0 0 -
12 Years 335 216 61 122 78 .610 4.00 71 14 13 1,718.2 7,270 1,637 763 830 199 646 38 981 38 16 1 -

Carl Erskine

Carl Erskine Hitting Stats

1948 22 Dodgers 17 21 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .095 .095 .095
1949 23 Dodgers 22 26 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 2 0 0 1 .115 .115 .115
1950 24 Dodgers 22 37 4 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 1 0 1 0 .243 .282 .270
1951 25 Dodgers 46 61 6 8 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 9 3 0 0 0 .131 .159 .148
1952 26 Dodgers 34 66 7 10 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 19 7 0 1 0 .152 .200 .167
1953 27 Dodgers 43 93 12 20 2 0 0 0 8 1 0 17 7 0 0 2 .215 .223 .237
1954 28 Dodgers 39 88 4 14 2 0 0 0 4 4 0 23 5 1 0 2 .159 .194 .182
1955 29 Dodgers 42 74 12 15 3 0 1 0 11 0 0 12 0 2 0 1 .203 .197 .284
1956 30 Dodgers 32 66 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 5 0 0 1 .121 .121 .136
1957 31 Dodgers 21 22 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 .091 .091 .091
1958 32 Dodgers 32 27 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 1 0 0 0 .037 .071 .037
1959 33 Dodgers 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
12 Years 360 588 51 92 11 0 1 0 31 12 0 120 31 3 2 8 .156 .175 .180

Carl Erskine

Carl Erskine Fielding Stats

1948 Dodgers P 17 9 192 9 0.5 8 2 6 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.13
1949 Dodgers P 22 3 239 17 0.8 16 3 13 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .941 1.81
1950 Dodgers P 22 13 309 24 1.1 22 10 12 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .917 1.92
1951 Dodgers P 46 19 569 47 1.0 45 13 32 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.14
1952 Dodgers P 33 26 620 64 1.9 61 16 45 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .953 2.66
1953 Dodgers P 39 33 740 49 1.3 45 15 30 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .918 1.64
1954 Dodgers P 38 37 781 57 1.5 55 14 41 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .965 1.90
1955 Dodgers P 31 29 584 35 1.1 32 6 26 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .914 1.48
1956 Dodgers P 31 28 559 44 1.4 43 9 34 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.08
1957 Dodgers P 15 7 198 11 0.7 11 6 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1958 Dodgers P 31 9 295 26 0.8 25 10 15 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.29
1959 Dodgers P 10 3 70 4 0.4 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.54
P Totals 335 216 5,156 387 1.2 367 105 262 20 20 n/a n/a n/a .948 1.92
12 Years 335 216 5,156 387 1.2 367 105 262 20 20 n/a n/a n/a .948 1.92

Carl Erskine

Carl Erskine Miscellaneous Stats

1948 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 10.5 0.0 0.83 4.08 4.92
1949 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.2 26.0 0.96 5.54 5.76
1950 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.7 0.0 1.43 4.37 3.06
1951 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.8 15.3 1.22 4.51 3.70
1952 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 3.5 33.0 1.85 5.70 3.09
1953 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 4 n/a 0.0 5.5 11.6 1.97 6.82 3.47
1954 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 3.8 22.0 1.80 5.74 3.18
1955 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 11 n/a 74.0 6.2 6.7 1.31 3.88 2.96
1956 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 8.3 0.0 1.67 4.59 2.75
1957 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 6 n/a 0.0 7.3 22.0 1.30 3.55 2.73
1958 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 3.4 0.0 1.54 4.94 3.20
1959 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 1.15 5.79 5.01
12 Years 0 0 .000 0 25 n/a 588.0 4.9 19.0 1.52 5.14 3.38

Carl Erskine

Carl Erskine Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1948 Brooklyn Dodgers 17 $5,000.00 - -
1949 Brooklyn Dodgers 17 $6,000.00 - Stats
1950 Brooklyn Dodgers 17 , 11 $7,000.00 - -
1951 Brooklyn Dodgers 17 $9,500.00 - -
1952 Brooklyn Dodgers 17 $12,000.00 - Stats
1953 Brooklyn Dodgers 17 $18,000.00 - Stats
1954 Brooklyn Dodgers 17 $27,500.00 Stats -
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers 17 $27,500.00 - Stats
1956 Brooklyn Dodgers 17 $27,000.00 - Stats
1957 Brooklyn Dodgers 17 $24,000.00 - -
1958 Los Angeles Dodgers 17 $22,000.00 - -
1959 Los Angeles Dodgers 17 $20,000.00 - -
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Carl Erskine took the mound fifteen times in 1957 . His final appearance was on September 20, 1957 , a 2-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in Ebbets Field (he was relieved in the ninth inning that day by Sandy Koufax ). Erskine took the mound thirty-one times in 1958 . His first appearance was on April 18, 1958 , a 6-5 victory to the San Francisco Giants in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (he was relieved in the ninth inning that day by Clem Labine ). These two particular appearances (last / first) are noteworthy because they made Oisk the last player in BROOKLYN Dodgers history to take the field wearing #17 AND the first player in LOS ANGELES Dodgers history to take the field wearing #17 .

Famous First: Also noteworthy, the recently relocated Dodgers were playing their first season since moving to the west coast. The victory mentioned above was not the first for Los Angeles , that took place on April 16, 1958 , in Seals Stadium, but it was the first home game win. Here is a great article that lists dozens of additional famous firsts that occurred that historic day:

LA Memorial Coliseum Firsts
Carl Erskine First Win in Memorial Coliseum | The Independent | April 19, 1958 | Page 9

Did you know that Carl Erskine was the architect of two no-hitters? The first no-no was against the Chicago Cubs on June 19, 1952 . The second no-no was against the New York Giants on May 12, 1956 . Erskine was the second Dodger twirler, in franchise history, with two no-hitters. Who was first? [ Answer ]

Did you know that when Carl Erskine struck out fourteen batters in Game 3 of the 1953 World Series , he broke the record for most strikeouts in a Fall Classic , set previously by Howard Ehmke , who had thirteen during Game 1 of the 1929 World Series ? Koufax broke Erskine's record in 1963 , but lost the mark himself to what other Hall of Fame pitcher? [ Answer ]

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