1945 Cleveland Indians season

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1945 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Alva Bradley
General manager(s) Roger Peckinpaugh
Manager(s) Lou Boudreau
Local radio none
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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 88 65 .575 --
Washington Senators 87 67 .565 1.5
St. Louis Browns 81 70 .536 6
New York Yankees 81 71 .533 6.5
Cleveland Indians 73 72 .503 11
Chicago White Sox 71 78 .477 15
Boston Red Sox 71 83 .461 17.5
Philadelphia Athletics 52 98 .357 34.5

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1945 American League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 9–13 11–11 12–10–1 6–16 14–8 8–14–1 11–11–1
Chicago 13–9 11–8–1 10–12 9–12 12–10 8–13 8–14
Cleveland 11–11 8–11–1 11–11 12–9 12–6–1 11–10 8–14
Detroit 10–12–1 12–10 11–11 15–7 15–7–1 15–6 10–12
New York 16–6 12–9 9–12 7–15 16–6 7–15 14–8
Philadelphia 8–14 10–12 6–12–1 7–15–1 6–16 10–12–1 5–17
St. Louis 14–8–1 13–8 10–11 6–15 15–7 12–10–1 11–11–1
Washington 11–11–1 14–8 14–8 12–10 8–14 17–5 11–11–1


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1945 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Hayes, FrankieFrankie Hayes 119 385 91 .236 6 43
1B Mickey Rocco 143 565 149 .264 10 56
2B Dutch Meyer 130 524 153 .292 7 48
SS Boudreau, LouLou Boudreau 97 345 106 .307 3 48
3B Don Ross 106 363 95 .262 2 43
OF Pat Seerey 126 414 98 .237 14 56
OF Jeff Heath 102 370 113 .305 15 61
OF Felix Mackiewicz 120 359 98 .273 2 37

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
Al Cihocki 92 283 60 .212 0 24
Paul O'Dea 87 221 52 .235 1 21
Les Fleming 42 140 46 .329 3 22
Myril Hoag 40 128 27 .211 0 3
Ed Wheeler 46 72 14 .194 0 2
Eddie Carnett 30 73 16 .219 0 7
Jim McDonnell 28 51 10 .196 0 8
Hank Ruszkowski 14 49 10 .204 0 5
Elmer Weingartner 20 39 9 .231 0 1
Roy Cullenbine 8 13 1 .077 0 0
Red Steiner 12 20 3 .150 0 2
Stan Benjamin 14 21 7 .333 0 3
Papa Williams 16 19 4 .211 0 0
Bob Rothel 4 10 2 .200 0 0
Gene Desautels 10 9 1 .111 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
Steve Gromek 33 251.0 19 9 2.55 101
Allie Reynolds 44 247.1 18 12 3.20 112
Bagby, JimJim Bagby 25 159.1 8 11 3.73 38
Al Smith 21 133.2 5 12 3.84 34
Mel Harder 11 76.0 3 7 3.67 16

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
Bob Feller 9 72.0 5 3 2.50 59
Red Embree 8 70.0 4 4 1.93 42
Hal Kleine 3 7.0 0 0 3.86 5
Myril Hoag 2 3.0 0 0 0.00 0
Paul O'Dea 1 2.0 0 0 13.50 0
Eddie Carnett 2 2.0 0 0 0.00 1
Paul Calvert 1 1.1 0 0 13.50 1

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
Ed Klieman 38 5 8 4 3.85 33
Pete Center 31 6 3 1 3.99 34
Jack Salveson 19 0 0 0 3.68 11
Earl Henry 15 0 3 0 5.40 10

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game (note: rosters were named by Associated Press writers, but game was not played due to travel restrictions during World War II)[2]

Lou Boudreau, Shortstop

Steve Gromek, Pitcher

Frankie Hayes, Catcher

Jeff Heath, Outfielder

Allie Reynolds, Pitcher

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Baltimore Orioles International League Alphonse "Tommy" Thomas
A Wilkes-Barre Barons Eastern League Dick Porter and Mike McNally
D Batavia Clippers PONY League Jack Tighe

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Batavia[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Frankie Hayes at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ "1945 All-Star Game - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2017-10-27. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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