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1947 New York Giants (MLB) season

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1947 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Horace Stoneham
General manager(s)Chub Feeney
Manager(s)Mel Ott
Local televisionWNBT
(Frankie Frisch, Steve Ellis)
Local radioWMCA
(Frankie Frisch, Steve Ellis)
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The 1947 New York Giants season was the franchise's 65th season. The team finished in fourth place in the National League with an 81-73 record, 13 games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers. It was the first season to be broadcast on television, with WNBT acting as the official team television broadcast partner.

Offseason

Regular season

  • April 18: In the third inning of a game against the Brooklyn Dodgers, Dave Koslo gave up Jackie Robinson's first major league home run.[3]
  • April 19: 32,355 paying fans and 736 servicemen set the record for the biggest Saturday attendance at the Polo Grounds. Jackie Robinson had three at bats and had two singles and one double. The Giants still managed to win the game by a score of 4–3.[4]

Between September 5 and 23, the Giants hit at least one home run in each of 19 games, the longest such streak in franchise history (considering records from 1914 onwards).[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


Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1947 New York Giants
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 Walker Cooper 140 515 157 .305 35 122
1B Johnny Mize 154 586 177 .302 51 138
2B Bill Rigney 130 531 142 .267 17 59
3B Jack Lohrke 112 329 79 .240 11 35
SS Buddy Kerr 138 547 157 .287 7 49
OF Sid Gordon 130 437 119 .272 13 57
OF Willard Marshall 155 587 171 .291 36 107
OF Bobby Thomson 138 545 154 .283 29 85

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
Gary Gearhart 73 179 44 .246 6 17
Mickey Witek 51 160 35 .219 3 17
Buddy Blattner 55 153 40 .261 0 13
Ernie Lombardi 48 110 31 .282 4 21
Joe Lafata 62 95 21 .221 2 18
Bobby Rhawn 13 45 14 .311 1 3
Babe Young 14 14 1 .071 0 0
Fuzz White 7 13 3 .231 0 0
Wes Westrum 6 12 5 .417 0 2
Mickey Livingston 5 6 1 .167 0 0
Bennie Warren 3 5 1 .200 0 0
Sal Yvars 1 5 1 .200 0 0
Mel Ott 4 4 0 .000 0 0
Whitey Lockman 2 2 1 .500 0 1

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
Larry Jansen 42 248 21 5 3.16 104
Dave Koslo 39 217.1 15 10 4.39 86
Clint Hartung 23 138 9 7 4.57 54
Ray Poat 7 60 4 3 2.55 25
Mort Cooper 8 36.2 1 5 7.12 12

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
Monte Kennedy 34 148.1 9 12 4.85 60
Andy Hansen 27 82.1 1 5 4.37 18
Hooks Iott 20 71.1 3 8 5.93 46
Sheldon Jones 15 55.2 2 2 3.88 24
Bill Voiselle 11 42.2 1 4 4.64 20
Bill Ayers 13 35.1 0 3 8.15 22
Mike Budnick 7 12 0 0 10.50 6
Mario Picone 2 7 0 0 7.71 1

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
Ken Trinkle 62 8 4 10 3.75 37
Joe Beggs 32 3 3 2 4.23 23
Gene Thompson 15 4 2 0 4.29 13
Hub Andrews 7 0 0 0 6.23 2
Bob Carpenter 2 0 0 0 12.00 0
Woody Abernathy 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Minneapolis Millers American Association Tom Sheehan
AAA Jersey City Giants International League Bruno Betzel
A Jacksonville Tars Sally League Johnny Hudson
A Sioux City Soos Western League Joe Becker
B Trenton Giants Interstate League Tommy Heath
B Manchester Giants New England League Hal Gruber
B Richmond Colts Piedmont League Bob Latshaw
C Danville Leafs Carolina League Herb Brett and Gene Petty
C Erie Sailors Middle Atlantic League Donald Cross
C Reno Silver Sox Sunset League Tom Lloyd
C Fort Smith Giants Western Association Earl Wolgamot
D Bristol Twins Appalachian League Charlie Fox
D Seaford Eagles Eastern Shore League Robert Westfall
D Peekskill Highlanders North Atlantic League Al Gardella
D Hickory Rebels North Carolina State League Sammy Bell
D Springfield Giants Ohio State League Donald Ramsay
D Oshkosh Giants Wisconsin State League Ray Lucas

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Seaford[8]

Notes

  1. ^ Harry Danning at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Nick Testa at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p. 68, 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. 69
  5. ^ "Team Batting Streak Finder: Longest Streak with HR>=1 From 1914 to 2014, Playing for SFG". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i "New York Giants at Philadelphia Phillies Box Score". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. April 15, 1947. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  7. ^ Jess Pike at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References

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