1947 New York Giants (MLB) season

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1947 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
Manager(s) Mel Ott
Local television WNBT
(Frankie Frisch, Steve Ellis)
Local radio WMCA
(Frankie Frisch, Steve Ellis)
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • 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]

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

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1947 New York Giants
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 Cooper, WalkerWalker Cooper 140 515 157 .305 35 122
1B Mize, JohnnyJohnny Mize 154 586 177 .302 51 138
2B Rigney, BillBill Rigney 130 531 142 .267 17 59
3B Lohrke, JackJack Lohrke 112 329 79 .240 11 35
SS Kerr, BuddyBuddy Kerr 138 547 157 .287 7 49
OF Gordon, SidSid Gordon 130 437 119 .272 13 57
OF Marshall, WillardWillard Marshall 155 587 171 .291 36 107
OF Thomson, BobbyBobby Thomson 138 545 154 .283 29 85

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
Ott, MelMel Ott 4 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
Koslo, DaveDave Koslo 39 217.1 15 10 4.39 86

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
Abernathy, WoodyWoody Abernathy 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

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[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Harry Danning page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Nick Testa page 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. ^ Jess Pike page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References[edit]