1946 Washington Senators season

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1946 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Clark Griffith and George H. Richardson
Manager(s) Ossie Bluege
Local radio WWDC (FM)/WPIX
(Arch McDonald, Stan Stoller)
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The 1946 Washington Senators won 76 games, lost 78, and finished in fourth place in the American League. They were managed by Ossie Bluege and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

  • Prior to 1946 season: Dick Weik was signed as an amateur free agent by the Senators.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 104 50 .675 --
Detroit Tigers 92 62 .597 12
New York Yankees 87 67 .565 17
Washington Senators 76 78 .494 28
Chicago White Sox 74 80 .481 30
Cleveland Indians 68 86 .442 36
St. Louis Browns 66 88 .429 38
Philadelphia Athletics 49 105 .318 55

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1946 Washington Senators
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
1B Vernon, MickeyMickey Vernon 148 587 207 .353 8 85
OF Grace, JoeJoe Grace 77 321 97 .302 2 31

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
Heath, JeffJeff Heath 48 166 47 .283 4 27
Sanford, JackJack Sanford 10 28 6 .214 0 1
Goolsby, RayRay Goolsby 3 4 0 .000 0 0

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
Haefner, MickeyMickey Haefner 33 227.2 14 11 2.85 85
Newsom, BoboBobo Newsom 24 178 11 8 2.78 82
Leonard, DutchDutch Leonard 26 161.2 10 10 3.56 62
Niggeling, JohnnyJohnny Niggeling 8 38 3 2 4.03 10

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
Hudson, SidSid Hudson 31 142.2 8 11 3.60 35
Masterson, WaltWalt Masterson 29 91.1 5 6 6.01 61

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
Kennedy, BillBill Kennedy 21 1 2 3 6.00 18
Curtis, VernVern Curtis 11 0 0 0 7.16 7
Candini, MiloMilo Candini 9 2 0 1 2.08 6
Wilson, MaxMax Wilson 9 0 1 0 7.11 8
Wade, JakeJake Wade 6 0 0 0 4.76 9
LaMacchia, AlAl LaMacchia 2 0 1 0 16.88 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association Bert Niehoff
B Pensacola Fliers Southeastern League Bill McGhee
B Charlotte Hornets Tri-State League Spencer Abbott
D Kingsport Cherokees Appalachian League Hobe Brummitt and Red Mincy
D Orlando Senators Florida State League Ed Madjeski

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Orlando[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dick Weik page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jug Thesenga page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Joe Grace page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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