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1947 Philadelphia Phillies
Major league affiliations
Location
1947 Information
Owner(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General Manager(s) Herb Pennock
Manager(s) Ben Chapman
Local television WPTZ
Local radio WIBG
(By Saam, Chuck Thompson)

The 1947 Philadelphia Phillies season saw the Phillies finish in seventh place in the National League with a record of 62 wins and 92 losses.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

  • April 22: Phillies manager Ben Chapman hurled racial slurs at Jackie Robinson. Commissioner Chandler warned the franchise to keep the manager under control or face disciplinary action.[2] Of note, it was the first Major League game in which Jackie Robinson committed an error. [3]
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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

Notable transactions

Roster

1947 Philadelphia Phillies roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Andy Seminick 111 337 85 .252 13 50
1B Howie Schultz 114 403 90 .223 6 35
2B Emil Verban 155 540 154 .285 0 42
3B Lee Handley 101 277 70 .253 0 42
SS Skeeter Newsome 95 310 71 .229 2 22
OF Harry Walker 130 488 181 .371 1 41
OF Del Ennis 139 541 149 .275 12 81
OF Johnny Wyrostek 128 454 124 .273 5 51

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
Northey, RonRon Northey 13 47 12 .255 0 3

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

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

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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Utica Blue Sox Eastern League Eddie Sawyer
B Terre Haute Phillies Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Ray Brubaker, Whitey Gluchoski and Jack Sanford
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Jack Saltzgaver
C Schenectady Blue Jays Canadian-American League Leon Riley
C Vandergrift Pioneers Middle Atlantic League Floyd "Pat" Patterson
C Salina Blue Jays Western Association Ed Walls
D Dover Phillies Eastern Shore League Dick Carter
D Americus Phillies Georgia-Florida League Jack Sanford and Lew Krausse, Sr.
D Carbondale Pioneers North Atlantic League Patrick Colgan
D Bradford Blue Wings PONY League George Savino
D Appleton Papermakers Wisconsin State League Andy Latchie and Whitey Gluchoski

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Utica, Wilmington, Schenectady, Vandergrift[5]

Notes

  1. ^ Carl Sawatski page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p.76, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Harry Walker page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References


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