1947 Boston Braves season

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1947 Boston Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 86–68 (.558)
League place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) Louis R. Perini
Manager(s) Billy Southworth
Local radio WHDH
(Jim Britt, Tom Hussey)
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 94 60 -- .610
St. Louis Cardinals 89 65 5 .578
Boston Braves 86 68 8 .558
New York Giants 81 73 13 .526
Cincinnati Reds 73 81 21 .474
Chicago Cubs 69 85 25 .448
Philadelphia Phillies 62 92 32 .403
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 32 .403

Roster[edit]

1947 Boston Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Masi, PhilPhil Masi 126 411 125 .304 9 50
1B Torgeson, EarlEarl Torgeson 128 399 112 .281 16 78
2B Ryan, ConnieConnie Ryan 150 544 144 .265 5 69
3B Elliott, BobBob Elliott 150 555 176 .317 22 113
SS Culler, DickDick Culler 77 214 53 .248 0 19
OF Rowell, BamaBama Rowell 113 384 106 .276 5 40
OF Holmes, TommyTommy Holmes 150 618 191 .309 9 53
OF Hopp, JohnnyJohnny Hopp 134 430 124 .288 2 32

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
McCormick, MikeMike McCormick 92 284 81 .285 3 36
Fernandez, NannyNanny Fernandez 83 209 43 .288 2 32

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
Sain, JohnnyJohnny Sain 38 266 21 12 3.52 132
Barrett, RedRed Barrett 36 210.2 11 12 3.55 53

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
Beazley, JohnnyJohnny Beazley 9 28.2 2 0 4.40 12

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

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ Jack Daniels page at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Carl Sawatski page 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, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

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