1947 Major League Baseball season

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President Truman throwing out the first pitch of 1947

On April 15, 1947, was Opening Day of the 1947 Major League Baseball season. 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 old Ebbets Field. Jack Roosevelt 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
51
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

Events[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Awards and Honors[edit]

Joe DiMaggio (1951)

External links[edit]