1948 Boston Braves season

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1948 Boston Braves
1948 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 91–62 (.595)
League place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Louis R. Perini
Manager(s) Billy Southworth
Local television WBZ-TV/WNAC-TV
Local radio WHDH
(Jim Britt, Tom Hussey)
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Postcard showing the team.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Boston Braves 91 62 -- .595
St. Louis Cardinals 85 69 6.5 .552
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 7.5 .545
Pittsburgh Pirates 83 71 8.5 .539
New York Giants 78 76 13.5 .506
Philadelphia Phillies 66 88 25.5 .429
Cincinnati Reds 64 89 27 .418
Chicago Cubs 64 90 27.5 .416

Roster[edit]

1948 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
2B Stanky, EddieEddie Stanky 67 247 79 .320 2 29

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

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 42 314.2 24 15 2.60 137
Spahn, WarrenWarren Spahn 36 257 15 12 3.71 114

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
Barrett, RedRed Barrett 32 128.1 7 8 3.65 40
Prendergast, JimJim Prendergast 10 16.2 1 1 10.26 3

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
Antonelli, JohnnyJohnny Antonelli 4 0 0 0 2.25 0

1948 World Series[edit]

Game 1[edit]

October 6, 1948 at Braves Field in Boston, Massachusetts

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 1 2 2
WP: Johnny Sain (1-0)   LP: Bob Feller (0-1)

Game 2[edit]

October 7, 1948 at Braves Field in Boston, Massachusetts

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 4 8 1
Boston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 3
WP: Bob Lemon (1-0)   LP: Warren Spahn (0-1)

Game 3[edit]

October 8 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Cleveland 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 X 2 5 0
WP: Gene Bearden (1-0)   LP: Vern Bickford (0-1)

Game 4[edit]

October 9, 1948 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 0
Cleveland 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 X 2 5 0
WP: Steve Gromek (1-0)   LP: Johnny Sain (1-1)
Home runs:
BOS: Marv Rickert (1)
CLE: Larry Doby (1)

Game 5[edit]

October 10, 1948 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 3 0 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 11 12 0
Cleveland 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 2
WP: Warren Spahn (1-1)   LP: Bob Feller (0-2)
Home runs:
BOS: Bob Elliott 2 (2), Bill Salkeld (1)
CLE: Dale Mitchell (1), Jim Hegan (1)

Game 6[edit]

October 11, 1948 at Braves Field in Boston, Massachusetts

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 10 0
Boston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 9 0
WP: Bob Lemon (2-0)   LP: Bill Voiselle (0-1)
Home runs:
CLE: Joe Gordon (1)
BOS: None

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Milwaukee Brewers American Association Nick Cullop
A Hartford Chiefs Eastern League Earl Browne
B Evansville Braves Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Bob Coleman
B Pawtucket Slaters New England League Hughie Wise
B Jackson Senators Southeastern League Willis Hudlin
C Kingston Ponies Border League Ben Lady
C Eau Claire Bears Northern League Andy Cohen
C Leavenworth Braves Western Association Dutch Dorman
D Bluefield Blue-Grays Appalachian League George Lacy
D Marysville Braves Far West League Ed Wheeler, James Keller
and Spencer Harris
D Mount Vernon Braves Illinois State League Creepy Crespi
D Owensboro Oilers KITTY League Rex Carr
D High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms North Carolina State League Jim Gruzdis
D Richmond Braves Ohio-Indiana League Ollie Byers

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Evansville

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Brooklyn Dodgers
1947
National League Championship Season
1948
Succeeded by
Brooklyn Dodgers
1949