1947 St. Louis Browns season

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1947 St. Louis Browns
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 59–95 (.383)
League place 8th
Other information
Owner(s) Richard Muckerman
Manager(s) Muddy Ruel
Local radio WIL
(Dizzy Dean, Johnny O'Hara)
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The 1947 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 59 wins and 95 losses.

Regular season[edit]

  • July 17: Hank Thompson became the first black player to appear in a game for the Browns.[1]
  • July 20: Hank Thompson and Willard Brown of the Browns played against the Boston Red Sox. It was the first time that two black players appear in a major league game together since 1884.[2]
  • September 28: Broadcaster Dizzy Dean comes out of retirement to pitch for the Browns. He pitches 4 scoreless innings and hits a single.

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 St. Louis Browns
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 Moss, LesLes Moss 96 274 43 .157 6 27
1B Judnich, WallyWally Judnich 144 500 129 .258 18 64
2B Berardino, JohnnyJohnny Berardino 90 306 80 .261 1 20
3B Dillinger, BobBob Dillinger 137 571 168 .294 3 37
SS Stephens, VernVern Stephens 150 562 157 .279 15 83
OF Zarilla, AlAl Zarilla 127 380 85 .224 3 38
OF Lehner, PaulPaul Lehner 135 483 120 .248 7 48
OF Heath, JeffJeff Heath 141 491 123 .251 27 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
Coleman, RayRay Coleman 110 343 89 .259 2 30
Witte, JerryJerry Witte 34 99 14 .141 2 12
Thompson, HankHank Thompson 27 78 20 .256 0 5
Brown, WillardWillard Brown 21 67 12 .179 1 6

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
Kramer, JackJack Kramer 33 199.1 11 16 4.97 77
Fannin, CliffCliff Fannin 26 145.2 6 8 3.58 77
Dean, DizzyDizzy Dean 1 4 0 0 0.00 0

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
Galehouse, DennyDenny Galehouse 9 32.1 1 3 6.12 11

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
Brown, WalterWalter Brown 19 1 0 0 4.89 10

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens American Association Frank Snyder
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Jimmy Adair and Marc Carrola
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Ralph Winegarner
B Springfield Browns Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Bennie Huffman
C Globe-Miami Browns Arizona-Texas League Lloyd Brown
C Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers Canadian-American League Packy Rogers
C Hannibal Pilots Central Association Herb Nordquist
C Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League Don Heffner
C Muskogee Reds Western Association Ray Baker
D Baton Rouge Red Sticks Evangeline League Eddie Moore
D Belleville Stags Illinois State League Walt DeFreitas
D Pittsburg Browns Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League Jim Crandall
D Mayfield Clothiers KITTY League Shan Deniston
D Newark Moundsmen Ohio State League Ed Dancisak
D Ada Herefords Sooner State League Uke Clanton
D Wausau Lumberjacks Wisconsin State League Joe Skurski

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Belleville

References[edit]

  1. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p. 187, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  2. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p. 188

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