1947 Major League Baseball season

The 1947 Major League Baseball season, on opening day, the New York Giants were at the Phillies, the Yankees were home in the Bronx against the Philadelphia A's and the Brooklyn Dodgers were home to open against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field. Jackie Robinson was in the Dodgers lineup, playing first base. This began a new chapter in Major League Baseball, as it was the first time an African American had been allowed to play in the league. There were more than 26,000 fans at Ebbets Field that day.

1947 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 15 – October 6, 1947
Regular season
Season championsAL: New York Yankees
NL: Brooklyn Dodgers
Season MVPAL: Joe DiMaggio (NYY)
NL: Bob Elliott (BSB)
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upBrooklyn Dodgers
MLB seasons
U.S. President Harry S. Truman throwing out the first pitch of 1947

Statistical leadersEdit

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ted Williams BSR .343 Harry Walker SLC/PHP .363
HR Ted Williams BSR 32 Ralph Kiner PIT
Johnny Mize NYG
51
RBI Ted Williams BSR 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
SO Bob Feller CLE 196 Ewell Blackwell CIN 193
SV Ed Klieman CLE
Joe Page NYY
17 Hugh Casey BKN 18
SB Bob Dillinger SLB 34 Jackie Robinson BKN 29

Major league baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 97 57 0.630 55–22 42–35
Detroit Tigers 85 69 0.552 12 46–31 39–38
Boston Red Sox 83 71 0.539 14 49–30 34–41
Cleveland Indians 80 74 0.519 17 38–39 42–35
Philadelphia Athletics 78 76 0.506 19 39–38 39–38
Chicago White Sox 70 84 0.455 27 32–43 38–41
Washington Senators 64 90 0.416 33 36–41 28–49
St. Louis Browns 59 95 0.383 38 29–48 30–47


National League final standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 94 60 0.610 52–25 42–35
St. Louis Cardinals 89 65 0.578 5 46–31 43–34
Boston Braves 86 68 0.558 8 50–27 36–41
New York Giants 81 73 0.526 13 45–31 36–42
Cincinnati Reds 73 81 0.474 21 42–35 31–46
Chicago Cubs 69 85 0.448 25 36–43 33–42
Philadelphia Phillies 62 92 0.403 32 38–38 24–54
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 0.403 32 32–45 30–47

ManagersEdit

American LeagueEdit

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Joe Cronin
Chicago White Sox Ted Lyons
Cleveland Indians Lou Boudreau
Detroit Tigers Del Baker
New York Yankees Johnny Neun
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Muddy Ruel
Washington Senators Ossie Bluege

National LeagueEdit

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Billy Southworth
Brooklyn Dodgers Clyde Sukeforth and Burt Shotton
Chicago Cubs Charlie Grimm
Cincinnati Reds Johnny Neun
New York Giants Mel Ott
Philadelphia Phillies Ben Chapman
Pittsburgh Pirates Billy Herman and Bill Burwell
St. Louis Cardinals Eddie Dyer

EventsEdit

April–JuneEdit

July–SeptemberEdit

October–DecemberEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

 
Joe DiMaggio (1951)

See alsoEdit

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