1948 Brooklyn Dodgers season: Wikis

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1948 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major league affiliations
Location
1948 Information
Owner(s) Branch Rickey, Walter O'Malley, James Lawrence Smith
General Manager(s) Branch Rickey
Manager(s) Leo Durocher/Ray Blades/Burt Shotton
Local television none
Local radio WMGM
Red Barber, Connie Desmond, Ernie Harwell

Leo Durocher returned as manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers to start the 1948 season but was fired in mid-season. He was replaced first by team coach Ray Blades and then by Burt Shotton, who had managed the team to the 1947 pennant. The Dodgers finished third in the National League after this tumultuous season.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

  • April 20: Future Hall of Famer Roy Campanella made his Major League debut.[6]
  • In July, Campanella replaced Bruce Edwards. This marked the first time that a Major League team had two black players in its everyday lineup.[7]
  • September 9: Rex Barney pitched a no-hitter.
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Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Boston Braves 91 62 -- .595
St. Louis Cardinals 85 69 6.5 .552
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 7.5 .545
Pittsburgh Pirates 83 71 8.5 .539
New York Giants 78 76 13.5 .506
Philadelphia Phillies 66 88 25.5 .429
Cincinnati Reds 64 89 27 .418
Chicago Cubs 64 90 27.5 .416

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Jackie Robinson Second baseman
Arky Vaughan Left fielder
Preston Ward First baseman
Carl Furillo Center fielder
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop
Dick Whitman Right fielder
Billy Cox Third baseman
Gil Hodges Catcher
Rex Barney Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

1948 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 Campanella, RoyRoy Campanella
1B Hodges, GilGil Hodges
2B Robinson, JackieJackie Robinson 147 574 170 .296 12 85
3B Cox, BillyBilly Cox 88 237 59 .249 3 15
SS Reese, Pee WeePee Wee Reese 151 566 155 .274 9 75
OF Hermanski, GeneGene Hermanski
OF Furillo, CarlCarl Furillo
OF Rackley, MarvMarv Rackley

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
Edwards, BruceBruce Edwards
Shuba, GeorgeGeorge Shuba
Snider, DukeDuke Snider
Reiser, PetePete Reiser 64 127 30 .236 1 19
Vaughan, ArkyArky Vaughan 65 123 30 .244 3 22
Mauch, GeneGene Mauch 12 13 2 .154 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Barney, RexRex Barney 44 246.2 15 13 3.10 138
Branca, RalphRalph Branca 36 215.2 14 9 3.51 122

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Roe, PreacherPreacher Roe 34 177.2 12 8 2.63 86
Banta, JackJack Banta 2 3.1 0 1 8.10 1

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Behrman, HankHank Behrman 34 5 4 7 4.05 42
Casey, HughHugh Casey 22 3 0 4 8.00 7

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

Rex Barney

  • #2 in NL in strikeouts (138)
  • #4 in NL in shutouts (4)

Ralph Branca

  • #5 in NL in strikeouts (122)

Pee Wee Reese

  • #2 in NL in stolen bases (25)

Jackie Robinson

  • #4 in NL in runs scored (108)
  • #4 in NL in stolen bases (22)
  • #4 in NL in doubles (38)

Preacher Roe

  • #4 in NL in ERA (2.63)

Farm system

Notes

  1. ^ Stan Rojek page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Ed Stevens page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b Jimmy Bloodworth page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Dixie Walker page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Eddie Stanky page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p.267, 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.267, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  8. ^ Ray Sanders page at Baseball Reference

References

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