1945 Boston Braves season

The 1945 Boston Braves season was the 75th season of the franchise.

1945 Boston Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record67–85 (.441)
League place6th
Other information
Owner(s)Louis R. Perini
Manager(s)Bob Coleman, Del Bissonette
Local radioWNAC
(George Hatrick, Tom Hussey)
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Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 98 56 0.636 49–26 49–30
St. Louis Cardinals 95 59 0.617 3 48–29 47–30
Brooklyn Dodgers 87 67 0.565 11 48–30 39–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 82 72 0.532 16 45–34 37–38
New York Giants 78 74 0.513 19 47–30 31–44
Boston Braves 67 85 0.441 30 36–38 31–47
Cincinnati Reds 61 93 0.396 37 36–41 25–52
Philadelphia Phillies 46 108 0.299 52 22–55 24–53

Record vs. opponentsEdit


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13–1 7–15 10–12 10–10–2 14–8 7–15 10–12
Brooklyn 13–9–1 8–14–1 11–11 15–7 19–3 12–10 9–13
Chicago 15–7 14–8–1 21–1 11–11 17–5 14–8 6–16
Cincinnati 12–10 11–11 1–21 6–16 12–10 10–12 9–13
New York 10–10–2 7–15 11–11 16–6 17–5 11–11 6–16
Philadelphia 8–14 3–19 5–17 10–12 5–17 6–16 9–13
Pittsburgh 15–7 10–12 8–14 12–10 11–11 16–6 10–12–1
St. Louis 12–10 13–9 16–6 13–9 16–6 13–9 12–10–1


RosterEdit

1945 Boston Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 Phil Masi 114 371 101 .272 7 46
1B Vince Shupe 78 283 76 .269 0 15
2B Whitey Wietelmann 123 428 116 .271 4 33
SS Dick Culler 136 527 138 .262 2 30
3B Chuck Workman 139 514 141 .274 25 87
OF Carden Gillenwater 144 517 149 .288 7 72
OF Tommy Holmes 154 636 224 .352 28 117
OF Butch Nieman 97 247 61 .247 14 56

Other battersEdit

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
Joe Mack 66 260 60 .231 3 44
Joe Medwick 66 218 62 .284 0 26
Stew Hofferth 50 170 40 .235 3 15
Frank Drews 49 147 30 .204 0 19
Eddie Joost 35 141 35 .248 0 9
Bill Ramsey 78 137 40 .292 1 12
Tommy Nelson 40 121 20 .165 0 6
Morrie Aderholt 31 102 34 .333 2 11
Clyde Kluttz 25 81 24 .296 0 10
Steve Shemo 17 46 11 .239 0 7
Stan Wentzel 4 19 4 .211 0 6
Mike Ulicny 11 18 7 .389 1 4
Norm Wallen 4 15 2 .133 0 1

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jim Tobin 27 196.2 9 14 3.84 38
Bob Logan 34 187.0 7 11 3.18 53
Nate Andrews 21 137.2 7 12 4.58 26
Ed Wright 15 111.1 8 3 2.51 24
Bill Lee 16 106.1 6 3 2.79 12
Al Javery 17 77.1 2 7 6.28 18
Elmer Singleton 7 37.1 1 4 4.82 14

Other pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Johnny Hutchings 57 185.0 7 6 3.75 99
Mort Cooper 20 78.0 7 4 3.35 45
Tom Earley 11 41.0 2 1 4.61 4
Red Barrett 9 38.0 2 3 4.74 13
Lefty Wallace 5 20.0 1 0 4.50 4
Bob Whitcher 6 15.2 0 2 2.87 6
Ewald Pyle 4 13.2 0 1 7.24 10
Lou Fette 5 11.0 0 2 5.73 4

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Don Hendrickson 37 4 8 5 4.91 14
Ira Hutchinson 11 2 3 1 5.02 4
Hal Schacker 6 0 1 0 5.28 6
Charlie Cozart 5 1 0 0 10.13 4
Joe Heving 3 1 0 0 3.38 1
Ben Cardoni 3 0 0 0 9.00 5
Whitey Wietelmann 1 0 0 0 54.00 0

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
A Hartford Bees Eastern League Merle Settlemire
D Mooresville Braves North Carolina State League Jack Quinlan

[1]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997

ReferencesEdit