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The following are the baseball events of the year 1947 throughout the world.  

Contents

Champions

Major League Baseball

Other champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

American League National League
AVG Ted Williams BOS .343 Harry Walker 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 BSB 2.33
Ks Bob Feller CLE 196 Ewell Blackwell CIN 193

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

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   19.0
8th St. Louis Browns 59   95 .383   38.0

National League final standings

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

Negro League Baseball final standings

Negro National League final standings

Negro National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Cubans 42 16 .724
Washington Homestead Grays 38 27 .585
Newark Eagles 41 35 .539
Baltimore Elite Giants 40 36 .526
Philadelphia Stars 24 27 .471
New York Black Yankees 8 33 .195

Events

January-March

April-June

  • April 27 - Before a packed house at New York's Yankee Stadium, it was Babe Ruth Day and Ruth himself made an appearance; despite having throat cancer, he spoke to the crowd "the only real game, I think, in the world is baseball".

July–September

  • August 26 – Brooklyn Dodgers' Dan Bankhead became the first black pitcher in the majors. He homered in his first major league plate appearance, but didn't fare well on the mound. In 3 1/3 innings of relief, he gave up 10 hits and six earned runs to the Pittsburgh Pirates, who won the game, 16–3.

October-December

  • November 27 - Triple Crown winner Ted Williams (.343 BA, 32 home runs, 162 RBI) is edged out by Joe DiMaggio (.315, 20, 97) for the American League MVP Award by one point. One BBWAA member fails to include Williams anywhere on his ballot.

Births

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

  • January 15 - Jimmy Sheckard, 68, left fielder and leadoff hitter, most notably for the Chicago Cubs
  • January 20 - Josh Gibson, 35, star catcher of the Negro Leagues
  • January 31 - Johnny Kling, 71, catcher for the Chicago Cubs champions of the late 1900s
  • February 24 - Jack Glasscock, 89, brilliant fielding shortstop of the 19th century, and the sixth player to make 2000 hits
  • March 28 - Johnny Evers, 65, Hall of Fame second baseman remembered for his work at the center of the Chicago Cubs' legendary double play combination of Tinker, Evers and Chance, later the NL's MVP with the 1914 "Miracle Braves"
  • April 2 - Charlie Jones, 72, a fine defensive outfielder with a strong arm, who played for the Boston Americans, Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns between 1901 and 1908
  • May 18 - Hal Chase, 64, star first baseman, an outstanding fielder, who was barred from baseball after a reputed long history of fixing games
  • July 7 - Dick Egan, infielder for the Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Robins and Boston Braves from 1908 through 1916
  • July 8 - William G. Bramham, 72, president of the minor leagues from 1932 to 1946
  • July 30 - Ed Seward, 80, Won 35 games for the 1888 Philadelphia Athletics, and led the league in shutouts and strikeouts.
  • August 3 - Vic Willis, 71, 8-time winner of 20 games
  • August 21 - King Brady, 66, who pitched with the Phillies, Pirates, and for the Red Sox and Braves Boston teams between 1905 and 1912
  • September 8 - Ralph Pond, 59, outfielder who appeared in one game for the 1910 Boston Red Sox
  • November 14 - Jack Hoey, 66, outfielder for the Boston Americans/Red Sox in the 1900s







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