1947 Cleveland Indians season

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1947 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Veeck
Manager(s) Lou Boudreau
Local radio WGAR (AM)
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The 1947 Cleveland Indians season was the 47th in franchise history. On July 5, Larry Doby broke the American League color barrier. Doby was signed by the Indians by owner and team president Bill Veeck in July, 11 weeks after Jackie Robinson appeared with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League. In his rookie season, Doby hit 5-for-32 in 29 games.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 97 57 .630 --
Detroit Tigers 85 69 .552 12
Boston Red Sox 83 71 .539 14
Cleveland Indians 80 74 .519 17
Philadelphia Athletics 78 76 .506 19
Chicago White Sox 70 84 .455 27
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 33
St. Louis Browns 59 95 .383 38

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1947 Cleveland Indians
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
SS Boudreau, LouLou Boudreau 150 538 165 .307 4 67

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
Doby, LarryLarry Doby 29 32 5 .156 0 2

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
Black, DonDon Black 30 190.2 10 12 3.92 72

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

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
Stephens, BryanBryan Stephens 31 5 10 1 4.01 34
Bearden, GeneGene Bearden 1 0 0 0 81.00 0

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Baltimore Orioles International League Alphonse "Tommy" Thomas
AA Oklahoma City Indians Texas League Roy Schalk and Pat Ankenman
A Wilkes-Barre Barons Eastern League Bill Norman
B Harrisburg Senators Interstate League Les Bell
B Meridian Peps Southeastern League Roxie Lawson
B Spartanburg Peaches Tri-State League Kerby Farrell
C Tucson Cowboys Arizona-Texas League Joe Vosmik
C Bakersfield Indians California League Tony Governor
C Pittsfield Electrics Canadian-American League Tony Rensa
C Burlington Indians Central Association Paul O'Dea
C Jacksonville Jax Lone Star League Linville Watkins
D Cordele Indians Georgia-Florida League Mercer Harris
D Union City Greyhounds KITTY League Stephen Bysco
D Dayton Indians Ohio State League Ival Goodman
D Batavia Clippers PONY League Jack Tighe
D Ardmore Indians Sooner State League Dutch Prather
D Green Bay Blue Jays Wisconsin State League Harry Griswold

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gus Zernial page at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p. 184, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  3. ^ Catfish Metkovich page at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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