1947 Brooklyn Dodgers season: Wikis

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1947 Brooklyn Dodgers
1947 National League Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1947 Information
Owner(s) Branch Rickey, Walter O'Malley, James Lawrence Smith
General Manager(s) Branch Rickey
Manager(s) Clyde Sukeforth/Burt Shotton
Local television none
Local radio WHN
Red Barber, Connie Desmond

On April 15, Jackie Robinson was the opening day first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first black player in Major League Baseball. Robinson went on to bat .297, score 125 runs, steal 29 bases and be named the very first Rookie of the Year. The Dodgers won the National League title and went on to lose to the New York Yankees in the World Series.

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Offseason

Regular season

The Dodgers had a home attendance of 1.8 million paying fans, a National League record at the time.[6] On road, the Dodgers drew 1.9 million paying fans, a National League record at that time.

  • April 22: In a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Jackie Robinson committed an error for the first time in his Major League career. [7]
  • May 13: Jackie Robinson played in his first game in Cincinnati. The Reds won the game 7-5. Despite the loss, Robinson had a walk, a single, and a run. [8] Various racial slurs were hurled at Robinson by the fans. Pee Wee Reese put his hand on Robinson's shoulder to hush the crowd. [9]
  • May 18: 46,572 paying fans (while there were 20,000 fans outside) came to Wrigley Field to see Jackie Robinson play. The Dodgers won by a score of 4-2.[10]
  • June 24: Against the Pirates, Jackie Robinson stole home plate for the first time in his career.[11] The Pirates catcher was Dixie Howell.
  • September 11: Cardinals catcher Joe Garagiola and Jackie Robinson were involved in an incident at home plate. Garagiola stepped on Robinson’s foot and the two started arguing. Umpire Bean Reardon held back Garagiola while Robinson clapped. [12] The incident was later part of a children’s book titled Year of the Boar and Jackie.
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Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 94 60 -- .610
St. Louis Cardinals 89 65 5 .578
Boston Braves 86 68 8 .558
New York Giants 81 73 13 .526
Cincinnati Reds 73 81 21 .474
Chicago Cubs 69 85 25 .448
Philadelphia Phillies 62 92 32 .403
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 32 .403

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Eddie Stanky Second baseman
Jackie Robinson First baseman
Pete Reiser Center fielder
Dixie Walker Right fielder
Gene Hermanski Left fielder
Bruce Edwards Catcher
Spider Jorgensen Third baseman
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop
Joe Hatten Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

1947 Brooklyn Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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 Edwards, BruceBruce Edwards 130 471 139 .295 9 80
1B Robinson, JackieJackie Robinson 151 590 175 .297 12 48
2B Stanky, EddieEddie Stanky 146 559 141 .252 3 53
3B Jorgensen, SpiderSpider Jorgensen 129 441 121 .274 5 67
SS Reese, Pee WeePee Wee Reese 142 476 135 .284 12 73
OF Walker, DixieDixie Walker 148 529 162 .306 9 94
OF Reiser, PetePete Reiser 110 388 120 .309 5 46
OF Furillo, CarlCarl Furillo 124 437 129 .295 8 88

Other batters

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
Hermanski, GeneGene Hermanski 79 189 52 .275 7 39
Vaughan, ArkyArky Vaughan 64 126 41 .325 2 25
Snider, DukeDuke Snider 40 83 20 .241 0 5
Gionfriddo, AlAl Gionfriddo 37 62 11 .177 0 6
Schultz, HowieHowie Schultz 2 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Branca, RalphRalph Branca 43 280 21 12 2.67 148
Higbe, KirbyKirby Higbe 4 15.2 2 0 5.17 10

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Lombardi, VicVic Lombardi 33 174.2 12 11 2.99 72
Barney, RexRex Barney 28 77.2 5 2 4.75 36
Banta, JackJack Banta 3 7.2 0 1 7.04 3

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Casey, HughHugh Casey 46 10 4 18 3.99 40
Behrman, HankHank Behrman 38 5 3 8 5.30 31
Chandler, EdEd Chandler 15 0 1 1 6.37 8
Bankhead, DanDan Bankhead 4 0 0 1 7.20 6

1947 World Series

Game 1

September 30, 1947 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 6 0
New York 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 X 5 4 0

WP: Spec Shea (1-0)  LP: Ralph Branca (0-1)  

Game 2

October 1, 1947 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 2
New York 1 0 1 1 2 1 4 0 X 10 15 1

WP: Allie Reynolds (1-0)  LP: Vic Lombardi (0-1)  
HRs:  BKLYN – Dixie Walker (1)  NY – Tommy Henrich (1)

Game 3

October 2, 1947 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 8 13 0
Brooklyn 0 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 X 9 13 1

WP: Hugh Casey (1-0)  LP: Bobo Newsom (0-1)  
HRs:  NY – Joe DiMaggio (1), Yogi Berra (1)

Game 4

October 3, 1947 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 1 3

WP: Hugh Casey (2-0)  LP: Bill Bevens (0-1)  

Game 5

October 4, 1947 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 1

WP: Spec Shea (2-0)  LP: Rex Barney (0-1)  
HRs:  NY – Joe DiMaggio (2)

Game 6

October 5, 1947 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 2 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 12 1
New York 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 15 2

WP: Ralph Branca (1-1)  LP: Joe Page (0-1)  

Game 7

October 6, 1947 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0
New York 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 X 5 7 0

WP: Joe Page (1-1)  LP: Hal Gregg (0-1)  

Awards and honors

1947 Minor League Teams

Notes

  1. ^ Steve Nagy page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Art Herring page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Augie Galan page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Eddie Basinski page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Marion Fricano page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p.231, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  7. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p.75, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  8. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p.125, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  9. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p.127, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  10. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p.141, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  11. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p.167, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  12. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p.228 , Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  13. ^ Kirby Higbe page at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Howie Schultz page at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ Tommy Tatum page at Baseball Reference

References

External links

Preceded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1946
National League Championship Season
1947
Succeeded by
Boston Braves
1948

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