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:

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Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
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 Owen, MickeyMickey Owen 130 461 126 .273 1 42
1B Schultz, HowieHowie Schultz 138 526 134 .255 11 83
2B Stanky, EddieEddie Stanky 89 261 72 .276 0 16
3B Bordagaray, FrenchyFrenchy Bordagaray
SS Bragan, BobbyBobby Bragan
OF Galan, AugieAugie Galan
OF Walker, DixieDixie Walker
OF Rosen, GoodyGoody 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
Olmo, LuisLuis Olmo
Brown, TommyTommy Brown
Waner, PaulPaul Waner
Bolling, JackJack Bolling
Basinski, EddieEddie Basinski
Koch, BarneyBarney Koch
Miksis, EddieEddie Miksis
Hart, BillBill Hart
English, GilGil English
Aderholt, MorrieMorrie Aderholt
Durrett, RedRed Durrett
Ankenman, PatPat Ankenman
Rochelli, LouLou Rochelli
Mauch, GeneGene Mauch
Waner, LloydLloyd Waner
Hayworth, RayRay Hayworth
Andrews, StanStan Andrews
Dantonio, FatsFats Dantonio
Cooney, JohnnyJohnny Cooney
Jarvis, RoyRoy Jarvis
Smyres, ClancyClancy 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
Gregg, HalHal Gregg
Davis, CurtCurt Davis
Chapman, BenBen Chapman 11 79.1 5 3 3.40 37
Wyatt, WhitWhit Wyatt
Head, EdEd Head
Wurm, FrankFrank 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
Melton, RubeRube Melton
Webber, LesLes Webber
McLish, CalCal McLish
Warren, TommyTommy Warren
Herring, ArtArt Herring
King, ClydeClyde King
Ostermueller, FritzFritz Ostermueller
Chipman, BobBob Chipman 11 36.1 3 1 4.21 20
Sunkel, TomTom Sunkel
Wells, JohnJohn Wells
Zachary, ChinkChink 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
Branca, RalphRalph Branca 21 0 2 1 7.05 16
Flowers, WesWes Flowers
Fuchs, CharlieCharlie Fuchs
Crocker, ClaudeClaude Crocker
Osgood, CharlieCharlie Osgood
Lohrman, BillBill Lohrman
Franklin, JackJack 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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