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1947 Boston Braves season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1947 Boston Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record86–68 (.558)
League place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Louis R. Perini
General manager(s)John J. Quinn
Manager(s)Billy Southworth
Local radioWHDH
(Jim Britt, Tom Hussey)
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The 1947 Boston Braves season was the 77th season of the franchise. They finished in third place with an 86-68 won-loss record, 8 games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Offseason

Regular season

On April 15, the Braves played against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Jackie Robinson's first game. Johnny Sain threw the first pitch against Robinson.[3] Behind 3–2, Robinson scored the game-winning run against the Braves.[4] The final score was 5–3 for Brooklyn.

Bob Elliott became the first third baseman in the history of the National League to win the MVP Award.[5]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 94 60 0.610 52–25 42–35
St. Louis Cardinals 89 65 0.578 5 46–31 43–34
Boston Braves 86 68 0.558 8 50–27 36–41
New York Giants 81 73 0.526 13 45–31 36–42
Cincinnati Reds 73 81 0.474 21 42–35 31–46
Chicago Cubs 69 85 0.448 25 36–43 33–42
Philadelphia Phillies 62 92 0.403 32 38–38 24–54
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 0.403 32 32–45 30–47

Record vs. opponents

1947 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 12–10 13–9 13–9 13–9 14–8 12–10 9–13
Brooklyn 10–12 15–7 15–7 14–8 14–8 15–7 11–11–1
Chicago 9–13 7–15 12–10 7–15 16–6–1 8–14 10–12
Cincinnati 9–13 7–15 10–12 13–9 13–9 13–9 8–14
New York 9–13 8–14 15–7 9–13 12–10 15–7–1 13–9
Philadelphia 8–14 8–14 6–16–1 9–13 10–12 13–9 8–14
Pittsburgh 10–12 7–15 14–8 9–13 7–15–1 9–13 6–16–1
St. Louis 13–9 11–11–1 12–10 14–8 9–13 14–8 16–6–1


Roster

1947 Boston Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Phil Masi 126 411 125 .304 9 50
1B Earl Torgeson 128 399 112 .281 16 78
2B Connie Ryan 150 544 144 .265 5 69
3B Bob Elliott 150 555 176 .317 22 113
SS Dick Culler 77 214 53 .248 0 19
OF Bama Rowell 113 384 106 .276 5 40
OF Tommy Holmes 150 618 191 .309 9 53
OF Johnny Hopp 134 430 124 .288 2 32

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
Mike McCormick 92 284 81 .285 3 36
Danny Litwhiler 91 226 59 .261 7 31
Frank McCormick 81 212 75 .354 2 43
Nanny Fernandez 83 209 43 .288 2 32
Sibby Sisti 56 153 43 .281 2 15
Hank Camelli 52 150 29 .193 1 11
Tommy Neill 7 10 2 .200 0 0
Danny Murtaugh 3 8 1 .125 0 0
Bob Brady 1 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Warren Spahn 40 289.2 21 10 2.33 123
Johnny Sain 38 266 21 12 3.52 132
Red Barrett 36 210.2 11 12 3.55 53
Bill Voiselle 22 131.1 8 7 4.32 59
Ray Martin 1 9 1 0 1.00 2
Ernie White 1 4 0 0 0.00 1

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
Si Johnson 36 112.2 6 8 4.23 27
Ed Wright 23 64.2 3 3 6.40 14
Mort Cooper 10 46.2 2 5 4.05 15
Johnny Beazley 9 28.2 2 0 4.40 12

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
Walt Lanfranconi 36 4 4 1 2.95 18
Andy Karl 27 2 3 3 3.86 5
Clyde Shoun 26 5 3 1 4.40 23
Glenn Elliott 11 0 1 1 4.74 8
Johnny Lanning 3 0 0 0 9.82 0
Dick Mulligan 1 0 0 0 9.00 1
Max Macon 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Milwaukee Brewers American Association Nick Cullop
AA Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Bill Dickey
A Hartford Chiefs Eastern League Dutch Dorman
B Evansville Braves Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Bob Coleman
B Pawtucket Slaters New England League Pete Fox
B Jackson Senators Southeastern League Willis Hudlin
C Fort Lauderdale Braves Florida International League Jimmy Zinn and Walter Kopp
C Eau Claire Bears Northern League Hughie Wise
C Las Vegas Ramblers Sunset League Newell Kimball
C Amarillo Gold Sox West Texas–New Mexico League Harry Lamprich
C Leavenworth Braves Western Association Joe Bowman
D Bluefield Blue-Grays Appalachian League George Lacy
D Mount Vernon Braves Illinois State League Otto Huber
D Owensboro Oilers KITTY League Earl Browne
D Bloomingdale Troopers North Atlantic League Harold Scinski and Stephen Kuk
D Richmond Roses Ohio State League Rex Carr

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Milwaukee

Notes

  1. ^ Jack Daniels at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Carl Sawatski at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p. 57, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  4. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p.58, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  5. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 152, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

References

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