1945 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1945 Philadelphia Phillies
Also known as the Philadelphia Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)R. R. M. Carpenter
General manager(s)Herb Pennock
Manager(s)Freddie Fitzsimmons, Ben Chapman
Local radioWIBG
(By Saam, Claude Haring, Doug Arthur)
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Offseason[edit]

  • September 19, 1944: Freddie Fitzsimmons' managerial contract was extended for 1945.[1]
  • February 11, 1945: Jimmie Foxx was signed as a free agent by the Phillies.[2]
  • Prior to 1945 season (exact date unknown)

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 98 56 0.636 49–26 49–30
St. Louis Cardinals 95 59 0.617 3 48–29 47–30
Brooklyn Dodgers 87 67 0.565 11 48–30 39–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 82 72 0.532 16 45–34 37–38
New York Giants 78 74 0.513 19 47–30 31–44
Boston Braves 67 85 0.441 30 36–38 31–47
Cincinnati Reds 61 93 0.396 37 36–41 25–52
Philadelphia Phillies 46 108 0.299 52 22–55 24–53


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1945 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13–1 7–15 10–12 10–10–2 14–8 7–15 10–12
Brooklyn 13–9–1 8–14–1 11–11 15–7 19–3 12–10 9–13
Chicago 15–7 14–8–1 21–1 11–11 17–5 14–8 6–16
Cincinnati 12–10 11–11 1–21 6–16 12–10 10–12 9–13
New York 10–10–2 7–15 11–11 16–6 17–5 11–11 6–16
Philadelphia 8–14 3–19 5–17 10–12 5–17 6–16 9–13
Pittsburgh 15–7 10–12 8–14 12–10 11–11 16–6 10–12–1
St. Louis 12–10 13–9 16–6 13–9 16–6 13–9 12–10–1


Notable transactions[edit]

1945 Phillies program listing team members serving in World War II

Roster[edit]

1945 Philadelphia Phillies
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 Gus Mancuso 70 176 35 .199 0 16
1B Jimmy Wasdell 134 500 150 .300 7 60
2B Tony Daniels 76 230 46 .200 0 10
SS Bitsy Mott 90 289 64 .221 0 22
3B John Antonelli 125 504 129 .256 1 28
OF Coaker Triplett 120 363 87 .240 7 46
OF Vince DiMaggio 127 452 116 .257 19 84
OF Vance Dinges 109 397 114 .287 1 36

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
Glenn Crawford 82 302 89 .295 2 24
Jimmie Foxx 89 224 60 .268 7 38
René Monteagudo 114 193 58 .301 0 15
Ben Chapman 24 51 16 .314 0 4
Buster Adams 14 56 16 .232 2 8
Nick Goulish 13 11 3 .273 0 2

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
Dick Barrett 36 190.2 8 20 5.38 72

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
Izzy León 14 38.2 0 4 5.35 11
Don Grate 4 8.1 0 1 17.28 6

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
René Monteagudo 14 0 0 0 7.49 16
Dick Coffman 14 2 1 0 5.13 2
Mitch Chetkovich 4 0 0 0 0.00 0
Ben Chapman 3 0 0 0 7.71 4

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A Utica Blue Sox Eastern League Eddie Sawyer
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Ray Brubaker and Cy Morgan
C Greensboro Patriots Carolina League Wes Ferrell, Charles Burgess,
Charles Eatman and Johnny Allen
D Concord Weavers North Carolina State League John Lehman
D Bradford Blue Wings PONY League Leon Riley

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Fitz Retained By Phillies: Never Any Thought Of Replacing Freddie". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press (AP). September 19, 1944. p. 12. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Jimmie Foxx page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Tommy Lasorda page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Carl Sawatski page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Glenn Crawford page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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