1945 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1945 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Branch Rickey, Walter O'Malley, James Lawrence Smith, James & Dearie Mulvey
Manager(s) Leo Durocher
Local radio WHN
Red Barber, Connie Desmond
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As World War II was drawing to a close, the 1945 Brooklyn Dodgers finished 11 games back in third place in the National League race.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Eddie Stanky led the NL in runs scored with 128 in 1945, when he drew a then-record 148 walks.[3]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Chicago Cubs 98 56 -- .636
St. Louis Cardinals 95 59 3 .617
Brooklyn Dodgers 87 67 11 .565
Pittsburgh Pirates 82 72 16 .532
New York Giants 78 74 19 .513
Boston Braves 67 85 30 .441
Cincinnati Reds 61 93 37 .396
Philadelphia Phillies 46 108 52 .299

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day lineup
Name Position
Frenchy Bordagaray Left fielder
Luis Olmo Center fielder
Augie Galan First baseman
Dixie Walker Right fielder
Bill Hart Third baseman
Mickey Owen Catcher
Mike Sandlock Shortstop
Leo Durocher Second baseman
Curt Davis Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1945 Brooklyn Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Sandlock, MikeMike Sandlock 80 195 55 .282 2 17
1B Galan, AugieAugie Galan 152 576 177 .307 9 92
2B Stanky, EddieEddie Stanky 153 555 143 .258 1 39
3B Bordagaray, FrenchyFrenchy Bordagaray
SS Basinski, EddieEddie Basinski
OF Walker, DixieDixie Walker
OF Rosen, GoodyGoody Rosen
OF Olmo, LuisLuis Olmo

Other batters[edit]

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
Stevens, EdEd Stevens
Brown, TommyTommy Brown
Hart, BillBill Hart
Schultz, HowieHowie Schultz
Dantonio, FatsFats Dantonio
Peacock, JohnnyJohnny Peacock
Owen, MickeyMickey Owen
Aderholt, MorrieMorrie Aderholt
Sukeforth, ClydeClyde Sukeforth
Andrews, StanStan Andrews
Herman, BabeBabe Herman
Durrett, RedRed Durrett
Douglas, JohnJohn Douglas
Durocher, LeoLeo Durocher 2 5 1 .200 0 2
Corbitt, ClaudeClaude Corbitt
Lund, DonDon Lund
Hayworth, RayRay Hayworth
White, BarneyBarney White
Palica, ErvErv Palica

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Gregg, HalHal Gregg
Davis, CurtCurt Davis
Branca, RalphRalph Branca 16 109.2 5 6 3.04 69
Herring, ArtArt Herring
Head, EdEd Head
Wurm, FrankFrank Wurm

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Lombardi, VicVic Lombardi
Seats, TomTom Seats
Webber, LesLes Webber
Pfund, LeeLee Pfund
Chapman, BenBen Chapman
Hathaway, RayRay Hathaway

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Buker, CyCy Buker 42 7 2 5 3.30 48
King, ClydeClyde King
Nitcholas, OthoOtho Nitcholas
Rudolph, ErnieErnie Rudolph
Crocker, ClaudeClaude Crocker

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Montreal Royals International League Bruno Betzel
AA St. Paul Saints American Association Ray Blades
A1 Mobile Bears Southern Association Clay Hopper
B Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League Jake Pitler
B Trenton Packers Interstate League Walter Alston
D Olean Oilers Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League John Fitzpatrick
D Zanesville Dodgers Ohio-Indiana League Jack Knight
Morris Mikesell
Ray Hayworth
Eric McNair
Clay Bryant

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Mobile, Zanesville

Notes[edit]

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