1945 Philadelphia Phillies season

1945 Philadelphia Phillies
Also known as the Philadelphia Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)R. R. M. Carpenter
General manager(s)Herb Pennock
Manager(s)Freddie Fitzsimmons, Ben Chapman
Local radioWIBG
(By Saam, Claude Haring, Doug Arthur)
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OffseasonEdit

  • September 19, 1944: Freddie Fitzsimmons' managerial contract was extended for 1945.[1]
  • February 11, 1945: Jimmie Foxx was signed as a free agent by the Phillies.[2]
  • Prior to 1945 season (exact date unknown)

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


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

 
1945 Phillies program listing team members serving in World War II
 
Infielder Nick Picciuto, who played in 36 games for Phils during the wartime 1945 season
1945 Philadelphia Phillies
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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 Gus Mancuso 70 176 35 .199 0 16
1B Jimmy Wasdell 134 500 150 .300 7 60
2B Tony Daniels 76 230 46 .200 0 10
SS Bitsy Mott 90 289 64 .221 0 22
3B John Antonelli 125 504 129 .256 1 28
OF Coaker Triplett 120 363 87 .240 7 46
OF Vince DiMaggio 127 452 116 .257 19 84
OF Vance Dinges 109 397 114 .287 1 36

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
Glenn Crawford 82 302 89 .295 2 24
Jimmie Foxx 89 224 60 .268 7 38
René Monteagudo 114 193 58 .301 0 15
Andy Seminick 80 188 45 .239 6 26
Jake Powell 48 173 40 .231 1 14
Wally Flager 49 168 42 .250 2 15
Garvin Hamner 32 101 20 .198 0 5
Nick Picciuto 36 89 12 .135 0 6
Hal Spindel 36 87 20 .230 0 8
Johnny Peacock 33 74 15 .203 0 6
Ed Walczak 20 57 12 .211 0 2
Buster Adams 14 56 13 .232 2 8
Tony Lupien 15 54 17 .315 0 3
Ben Chapman 24 51 16 .314 0 4
Granny Hamner 14 41 7 .171 0 6
Stan Andrews 13 33 11 .333 1 6
Don Hasenmayer 5 18 2 .111 0 1
Nick Goulish 13 11 3 .273 0 2
Putsy Caballero 9 1 0 .000 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
Dick Barrett 36 190.2 8 20 5.38 72
Dick Mauney 20 122.2 6 10 3.08 35
Jack Kraus 19 81.2 4 9 5.40 28
Bill Lee 13 77.1 3 6 4.66 13
Whit Wyatt 10 51.1 0 7 5.26 10
Hugh Mulcahy 5 28.1 1 3 3.81 2
Ken Raffensberger 5 24.1 0 3 4.44 6

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
Charley Schanz 35 144.2 4 15 4.35 56
Charlie Sproull 34 130.1 4 10 5.94 47
Oscar Judd 23 82.2 5 4 3.81 36
Izzy León 14 38.2 0 4 5.35 11
Vern Kennedy 12 36.0 0 3 5.50 13
Jimmie Foxx 9 22.2 1 0 1.59 10
Lefty Scott 8 22.1 0 2 4.43 5
Don Grate 4 8.1 0 1 17.28 6

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
Andy Karl 67 8 8 15 2.99 51
René Monteagudo 14 0 0 0 7.49 16
Dick Coffman 14 2 1 0 5.13 2
Lou Lucier 13 0 1 1 2.21 5
Charlie Ripple 4 0 1 0 7.04 5
Mitch Chetkovich 4 0 0 0 0.00 0
Ben Chapman 3 0 0 0 7.71 4

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
A Utica Blue Sox Eastern League Eddie Sawyer
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Ray Brubaker and Cy Morgan
C Greensboro Patriots Carolina League Wes Ferrell, Charles Burgess,
Charles Eatman and Johnny Allen
D Concord Weavers North Carolina State League John Lehman
D Bradford Blue Wings PONY League Leon Riley

[6]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Fitz Retained By Phillies: Never Any Thought Of Replacing Freddie". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press (AP). September 19, 1944. p. 12. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Jimmie Foxx page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Tommy Lasorda page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Carl Sawatski page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Glenn Crawford page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

ReferencesEdit