1944 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1944 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) James & Dearie Mulvey, Brooklyn Trust Company
General manager(s) Branch Rickey
Manager(s) Leo Durocher
Local radio WHN
Red Barber, Connie Desmond
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The 1944 Brooklyn Dodgers saw constant roster turnover as players left for service in World War II. The team finished the season in seventh place in the National League.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 105 49 0.682 54–22 51–27
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 63 0.588 14½ 49–28 41–35
Cincinnati Reds 89 65 0.578 16 45–33 44–32
Chicago Cubs 75 79 0.487 30 35–42 40–37
New York Giants 67 87 0.435 38 39–36 28–51
Boston Braves 65 89 0.422 40 38–40 27–49
Brooklyn Dodgers 63 91 0.409 42 37–39 26–52
Philadelphia Phillies 61 92 0.399 43½ 29–49 32–43


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1944 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOB BKN CHC CIN NYG PHP PIT SLC
Boston 9–13 11–11 8–14 9–13 11–11–1 9–13 8–14
Brooklyn 13–9 8–14–1 8–14 10–12 16–6 4–18 4–18
Chicago 11–11 14–8–1 9–13–1 10–12 13–9 12–10–1 6–16
Cincinnati 14–8 14–8 13–9–1 15–7 13–19 12–10 8–14
New York 13–9 12–10 12–10 7–15 10–12 7–15–1 6–16
Philadelphia 11–11–1 6–16 9–13 9–13 12–10 9–12 5–17
Pittsburgh 13–9 18–4 10–12–1 10–12 15–7–1 12–9 12–10–3
St. Louis 14–8 18–4 16–6 14–8 16–6 17–5 10–12–3


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1944 Brooklyn Dodgers
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 Mickey Owen 130 461 126 .273 1 42
1B Howie Schultz 138 526 134 .255 11 83
2B Eddie Stanky 89 261 72 .276 0 16
3B Frenchy Bordagaray
SS Bobby Bragan
OF Augie Galan
OF Dixie Walker
OF Goody Rosen

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
Luis Olmo
Tommy Brown
Paul Waner
Jack Bolling
Eddie Basinski
Barney Koch
Eddie Miksis
Bill Hart
Gil English
Morrie Aderholt
Red Durrett
Pat Ankenman
Lou Rochelli
Gene Mauch
Lloyd Waner
Ray Hayworth
Stan Andrews
Fats Dantonio
Johnny Cooney
Roy Jarvis
Clancy Smyres

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
Hal Gregg
Curt Davis
Ben Chapman 11 79.1 5 3 3.40 37
Whit Wyatt
Ed Head
Frank Wurm

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
Rube Melton
Les Webber
Cal McLish
Tommy Warren
Art Herring
Clyde King
Fritz Ostermueller
Bob Chipman 11 36.1 3 1 4.21 20
Tom Sunkel
John Wells
Chink Zachary

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
Ralph Branca 21 0 2 1 7.05 16
Wes Flowers
Charlie Fuchs
Claude Crocker
Charlie Osgood
Bill Lohrman
Jack Franklin

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Montreal Royals International League Bruno Betzel
AA St. Paul Saints American Association Ray Blades
A1 New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Fresco Thompson
B Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League Jake Pitler
B Trenton Packers Interstate League Joe Bird/Walter Alston
D Olean Oilers Pennsylvania–Ontario–New York League John Fitzpatrick
D Zanesville Dodgers Ohio–Indiana League Jack Knight

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