1946 Washington Senators season

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1946 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Clark Griffith and George H. Richardson
Manager(s)Ossie Bluege
Local radioWWDC (FM)/WPIX
(Arch McDonald, Stan Stoller)
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The 1946 Washington Senators won 76 games, lost 78, and finished in fourth place in the American League. They were managed by Ossie Bluege and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

  • Prior to 1946 season: Dick Weik was signed as an amateur free agent by the Senators.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 104 50 .675 --
Detroit Tigers 92 62 .597 12
New York Yankees 87 67 .565 17
Washington Senators 76 78 .494 28
Chicago White Sox 74 80 .481 30
Cleveland Indians 68 86 .442 36
St. Louis Browns 66 88 .429 38
Philadelphia Athletics 49 105 .318 55

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1946 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 13–9 15–7 15–7–1 14–8 17–5 14–8–1 16–6
Chicago 9–13 13–9–1 10–12 8–14 12–10 12–10 10–12
Cleveland 7–15 9–13–1 5–17 10–12 15–7 15–7–1 7–15
Detroit 7–15–1 12–10 17–5 13–9 17–5 14–8 12–10
New York 8–14 14–8 12–10 9–13 16–6 14–8 14–8
Philadelphia 5–17 10–12 7–15 5–17 6–16 10–12 6–16–1
St. Louis 8–14–1 10–12 7–15–1 8–14 8–14 12–10 13–9
Washington 6–16 12–10 15–7 10–12 8–14 16–6–1 9–13


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1946 Washington Senators
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
1B Mickey Vernon 148 587 207 .353 8 85
OF Joe Grace 77 321 97 .302 2 31

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
Jeff Heath 48 166 47 .283 4 27
Jack Sanford 10 28 6 .214 0 1
Ray Goolsby 3 4 0 .000 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
Mickey Haefner 33 227.2 14 11 2.85 85
Bobo Newsom 24 178 11 8 2.78 82
Dutch Leonard 26 161.2 10 10 3.56 62
Johnny Niggeling 8 38 3 2 4.03 10

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
Sid Hudson 31 142.2 8 11 3.60 35
Walt Masterson 29 91.1 5 6 6.01 61

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
Bill Kennedy 21 1 2 3 6.00 18
Vern Curtis 11 0 0 0 7.16 7
Milo Candini 9 2 0 1 2.08 6
Max Wilson 9 0 1 0 7.11 8
Jake Wade 6 0 0 0 4.76 9
Al LaMacchia 2 0 1 0 16.88 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association Bert Niehoff
B Pensacola Fliers Southeastern League Bill McGhee
B Charlotte Hornets Tri-State League Spencer Abbott
D Kingsport Cherokees Appalachian League Hobe Brummitt and Red Mincy
D Orlando Senators Florida State League Ed Madjeski

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Orlando[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dick Weik at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Jug Thesenga at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Joe Grace at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links[edit]