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1945 St. Louis Browns season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1945 St. Louis Browns
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record81–70 (.536)
League place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Richard Muckerman
General manager(s)Bill DeWitt
Manager(s)Luke Sewell
Local radioWIL
(Harry Caray, Gabby Street)
WTMV
(France Laux, Johnny O'Hara)
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The 1945 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 3rd in the American League with a record of 81 wins and 70 losses.

Regular season

Coming off their first pennant in 1944, St. Louis didn't regress very far but still finished six games off the pace.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 88 65 0.575 50–26 38–39
Washington Senators 87 67 0.565 46–31 41–36
St. Louis Browns 81 70 0.536 6 47–27 34–43
New York Yankees 81 71 0.533 48–28 33–43
Cleveland Indians 73 72 0.503 11 44–33 29–39
Chicago White Sox 71 78 0.477 15 44–29 27–49
Boston Red Sox 71 83 0.461 17½ 42–35 29–48
Philadelphia Athletics 52 98 0.347 34½ 39–35 13–63


Record vs. opponents

1945 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 9–13 11–11 12–10–1 6–16 14–8 8–14–1 11–11–1
Chicago 13–9 11–8–1 10–12 9–12 12–10 8–13 8–14
Cleveland 11–11 8–11–1 11–11 12–9 12–6–1 11–10 8–14
Detroit 10–12–1 12–10 11–11 15–7 15–7–1 15–6 10–12
New York 16–6 12–9 9–12 7–15 16–6 7–15 14–8
Philadelphia 8–14 10–12 6–12–1 7–15–1 6–16 10–12–1 5–17
St. Louis 14–8–1 13–8 10–11 6–15 15–7 12–10–1 11–11–1
Washington 11–11–1 14–8 14–8 12–10 8–14 17–5 11–11–1


Notable transactions

Roster

1945 St. Louis Browns
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Frank Mancuso 119 365 98 .268 1 38
1B George McQuinn 139 483 134 .277 7 61
2B Don Gutteridge 143 543 129 .238 2 49
SS Vern Stephens 149 571 165 .289 24 89
3B Mark Christman 78 289 80 .277 4 34
OF Mike Kreevich 84 295 70 .237 2 21
OF Milt Byrnes 133 442 110 .249 8 59
OF Gene Moore 110 354 92 .260 5 50

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Len Schulte 119 430 106 .247 0 36
Pete Gray 77 234 51 .218 0 13
Lou Finney 57 213 59 .277 2 22
Babe Martin 54 185 37 .200 2 16
Red Hayworth 56 160 31 .194 0 17
Chet Laabs 35 109 26 .239 1 8
Joe Schultz 41 44 13 .295 0 8
Ellis Clary 26 38 8 .211 1 2

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Nels Potter 32 255.1 15 11 2.47 129
Jack Kramer 29 193 10 15 3.36 99
Sig Jakucki 30 192.1 12 10 3.51 55
Tex Shirley 32 183.2 8 12 3.63 77
Al Hollingsworth 26 173.1 12 9 2.70 64
Ox Miller 4 28.1 2 1 1.59 4

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bob Muncrief 27 145.2 13 4 2.72 54
Lefty West 24 74.1 3 4 3.63 38

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Sam Zoldak 26 3 2 0 3.36 19
Earl Jones 10 0 0 1 2.54 13
George Caster 10 1 2 1 6.89 9
Cliff Fannin 5 0 0 0 2.61 5
Al LaMacchia 5 2 0 0 2.00 2
Pete Appleton 2 0 0 0 15.43 1
Dee Sanders 2 0 0 0 40.50 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Toledo Mud Hens American Association Ollie Marquardt
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Jimmy Adair
D Newark Moundsmen Ohio State League Mickey O'Neil

[2]

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

Nels Potter

  • #2 in AL in strikeouts (129)

Vern Stephens

  • Led AL in home runs (24)
  • #2 in AL in runs scored (90)
  • #2 in AL in slugging percentage (.473)
  • #3 in AL in RBI (89)

References

  1. ^ George Caster page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

External links


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