1947 Major League Baseball season

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1947 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 15 – October 6, 1947
Regular season
Season championsAL: New York Yankees
NL: Brooklyn Dodgers
Season MVPAL: Joe DiMaggio (NYY)
NL: Bob Elliott (BOS)
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upBrooklyn Dodgers
MLB seasons
President Truman throwing out the first pitch of 1947

The 1947 Major League Baseball season, on opening day, the New York Giants were at the Phillies, the Yankees were home in the Bronx against the Philadelphia A's and the Brooklyn Dodgers were home to open against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field. Jackie Robinson was in the Dodgers lineup, playing first base. This began a new chapter in Major League Baseball, as it was the first time an African American had been allowed to play in the league. There were more than 26,000 fans at Ebbets Field that day.

Statistical leaders[edit]

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ted Williams BOS .343 Harry Walker STL/PHI .363
HR Ted Williams BOS 32 Ralph Kiner PIT
Johnny Mize NYG
RBI Ted Williams BOS 114 Johnny Mize NYG 138
Wins Bob Feller CLE 20 Ewell Blackwell CIN 22
ERA Joe Haynes CHW 2.42 Warren Spahn BSN 2.33
SO Bob Feller CLE 196 Ewell Blackwell CIN 193
SV Ed Klieman CLE
Joe Page NYY
17 Hugh Casey BKN 18
SB Bob Dillinger SLB 34 Jackie Robinson BKN 29

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League final standings[edit]

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 97   57 .630     --
2nd Detroit Tigers 85   69 .552   12.0
3rd Boston Red Sox 83   71 .539   14.0
4th Cleveland Indians 80   74 .519   17.0
5th Philadelphia Athletics 78   76 .506   19.0
6th Chicago White Sox 70   84 .455   27.0
7th Washington Senators 64   90 .416   33.0
8th St. Louis Browns 59   95 .383   38.0

National League final standings[edit]

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Brooklyn Dodgers 94   60 .610     --
2nd St. Louis Cardinals 89   65 .578   5.0
3rd Boston Braves 86   68 .558   8.0
4th New York Giants 81   73 .526   13.0
5th Cincinnati Reds 73   81 .474   21.0
6th Chicago Cubs 69   85 .448   25.0
7th Pittsburgh Pirates 62   92 .403   32.0
8th Philadelphia Phillies 62   92 .403   32.0


American League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Joe Cronin
Chicago White Sox Ted Lyons
Cleveland Indians Lou Boudreau
Detroit Tigers Del Baker
New York Yankees Johnny Neun
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Muddy Ruel
Washington Senators Ossie Bluege

National League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Billy Southworth
Brooklyn Dodgers Clyde Sukeforth and Burt Shotton
Chicago Cubs Charlie Grimm
Cincinnati Reds Johnny Neun
New York Giants Mel Ott
Philadelphia Phillies Ben Chapman
Pittsburgh Pirates Billy Herman and Bill Burwell
St. Louis Cardinals Eddie Dyer





Awards and honors[edit]

Joe DiMaggio (1951)

Awards and honors[edit]

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