1947 New York Yankees season

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1947 New York Yankees
1947 World Series Champions
1947 American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping, and Del Webb
Manager(s) Bucky Harris
Local television WABD
Local radio WINS (AM)
(Mel Allen, Russ Hodges)
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The 1947 New York Yankees season was the team's 45th season in New York, and its 47th season overall. The team finished with a record of 97-57, winning their 15th pennant, finishing 12 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers. New York was managed by Bucky Harris. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in 7 games.

Regular season[edit]

The 1947 Yankees, led by MVP Joe DiMaggio, won the AL pennant by 12 games over the Tigers. They played the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series, winning a close-fought seven-game series that featured memorable moments like Cookie Lavagetto's walk-off double in game 4 and Al Gionfriddo's famous catch that robbed DiMaggio of a potential home run.

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

Roster[edit]

1947 New York Yankees
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 Robinson, AaronAaron Robinson 82 252 68 .270 5 36
1B McQuinn, GeorgeGeorge McQuinn 144 517 157 .304 13 80
2B Stirnweiss, SnuffySnuffy Stirnweiss 148 571 146 .256 5 41
3B Johnson, BillyBilly Johnson 132 494 141 .285 10 95
SS Rizzuto, PhilPhil Rizzuto 153 549 150 .273 2 60
OF DiMaggio, JoeJoe DiMaggio 141 534 168 .315 20 97
OF Henrich, TommyTommy Henrich 142 440 158 .287 16 98
OF Lindell, JohnnyJohnny Lindell 127 476 131 .275 11 67

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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
Berra, YogiYogi Berra 83 293 82 .280 11 54
Keller, CharlieCharlie Keller 45 151 36 .238 13 36
Brown, BobbyBobby Brown 69 150 45 .300 1 18
Houk, RalphRalph Houk 41 92 25 .272 0 12
Clark, AllieAllie Clark 24 67 25 .373 1 14
Phillips, JackJack Phillips 16 36 10 .278 1 2
Lollar, ShermSherm Lollar 11 32 7 .219 1 6
Colman, FrankFrank Colman 22 28 3 .107 2 6
Frey, LonnyLonny Frey 24 28 5 .179 0 2
Lucadello, JohnnyJohnny Lucadello 12 12 1 .083 0 0
Silvestri, KenKen Silvestri 3 10 2 .200 0 0
Crosetti, FrankieFrankie Crosetti 3 1 0 .000 0 0
Mack, RayRay Mack 1 0 0 --- 0 0
Sepkowski, TedTed Sepkowski 2 0 0 --- 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
Reynolds, AllieAllie Reynolds 34 241.2 19 8 3.20 129
Bevens, BillBill Bevens 28 165 7 13 3.82 77
Shea, SpecSpec Shea 27 178.2 14 5 3.07 89
Chandler, SpudSpud Chandler 17 128 9 5 2.46 68
Newsom, BoboBobo Newsom 17 115.2 7 5 2.80 42
Raschi, VicVic Raschi 15 104.2 7 2 3.87 51
Wight, BillBill Wight 1 9 1 0 1.00 3

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
Drews, KarlKarl Drews 30 91.2 6 6 4.91 45
Gumpert, RandyRandy Gumpert 24 56.1 4 1 5.43 25
Johnson, DonDon Johnson 15 54.1 4 3 3.64 16
Wensloff, ButchButch Wensloff 11 51.2 3 1 2.61 18
Starr, DickDick Starr 4 12.1 1 0 1.46 1
Byrne, TommyTommy Byrne 4 4.1 0 0 4.15 2

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
Page, JoeJoe Page 56 14 8 16 2.48 116
Lyons, AlAl Lyons 6 1 0 0 9.00 7
Queen, MelMel Queen 5 0 0 0 9.45 2
Ardizoia, RuggerRugger Ardizoia 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

1947 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1947 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (3)

Game Score Date Attendance
1 New York 5, Brooklyn 3 September 30 73,365
2 New York 10, Brooklyn 3 October 1 69,865
3 Brooklyn 9, New York 8 October 2 33,098
4 Brooklyn 3, New York 2 October 3 33,443
5 New York 2, Brooklyn 1 October 4 34,379
6 Brooklyn 8, New York 6 October 5 74,065
7 New York 5, Brooklyn 2 October 6 71,548

Awards and honors[edit]

  • All-Star Game
    • Spud Chandler
    • Joe DiMaggio (starting CF)
    • Tommy Henrich
    • Billy Johnson
    • Charlie Keller
    • George McQuinn (starting 1B)
    • Joe Page
    • Aaron Robinson
    • Spec Shea[2]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Kansas City Blues American Association Billy Meyer
AAA Newark Bears International League George Selkirk
AA Beaumont Exporters Texas League Goldie Holt
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Lefty Gomez
A Augusta Tigers Sally League Dib Williams and Carl Cooper
A Denver Bears Western League Marty McManus
B Quincy Gems Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Gordie Hinkle
B Sunbury Yankees Interstate League Walt Van Grofski
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Buddy Hassett
B Victoria Athletics Western International League Ted Norbert
C Bisbee Yanks Arizona-Texas League Charlie Metro
C Ventura Yankees California League Mike Gazella and Johnny Sturm
C Amsterdam Rugmakers Canadian-American League Solly Mishkin
C Butler Yankees Middle Atlantic League Dallas Warren
C Twin Falls Cowboys Pioneer League Earl Bolyard
C Joplin Miners Western Association Jim McLeod
D Easton Yankees Eastern Shore League Joe Antolick
D Independence Yankees Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League Goldie Howard
D Stroudsburg Poconos North Atlantic League Jack Farmer
D Fond du Lac Panthers Wisconsin State League James Adlam

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Twin Falls[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1947.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1947as.shtml
  3. ^ 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]

Preceded by
Boston Red Sox
1946
American League Champions
1947
Succeeded by
Cleveland Indians
1948