1947 Boston Braves season

1947 Boston Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 86–68 (.558)
League place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) Louis R. Perini
General manager(s) John J. Quinn
Manager(s) Billy Southworth
Local radio WHDH
(Jim Britt, Tom Hussey)
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The 1947 Boston Braves season was the 77th season of the franchise.

Offseason

Regular season

On April 15, the Braves played against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Jackie Robinson's first game. Johnny Sain threw the first pitch against Robinson.[3] Behind 3–2, Robinson scored the game-winning run against the Braves.[4] The final score was 5–3 for Brooklyn.

Bob Elliott became the first third baseman in the history of the National League to win the MVP Award.[5]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 9460 0.610 52–25 42–35
St. Louis Cardinals 8965 0.578 5 46–31 43–34
Boston Braves 8668 0.558 8 50–27 36–41
New York Giants 8173 0.526 13 45–31 36–42
Cincinnati Reds 7381 0.474 21 42–35 31–46
Chicago Cubs 6985 0.448 25 36–43 33–42
Philadelphia Phillies 6292 0.403 32 38–38 24–54
Pittsburgh Pirates 6292 0.403 32 32–45 30–47

Record vs. opponents

1947 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 12–1013–913–913–914–812–109–13
Brooklyn 10–1215–715–714–814–815–711–11–1
Chicago 9–137–1512–107–1516–6–18–1410–12
Cincinnati 9–137–1510–1213–913–913–98–14
New York 9–138–1415–79–1312–1015–7–113–9
Philadelphia 8–148–146–16–19–1310–1213–98–14
Pittsburgh 10–127–1514–89–137–15–19–136–16–1
St. Louis 13–911–11–112–1014–89–1314–816–6–1

Roster

1947 Boston Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
CPhil Masi126411125.304950
1BEarl Torgeson128399112.2811678
2BConnie Ryan150544144.265569
3BBob Elliott150555176.31722113
SSDick Culler7721453.248019
OFBama Rowell113384106.276540
OFTommy Holmes150618191.309953
OFJohnny Hopp134430124.288232

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
Mike McCormick9228481.285336
Nanny Fernandez8320943.288232

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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 Sain3826621123.52132
Red Barrett36210.211123.5553

Other pitchers

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 Beazley928.2204.4012

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Milwaukee Brewers American Association Nick Cullop
AA Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Bill Dickey
A Hartford Chiefs Eastern League Dutch Dorman
B Evansville Braves Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Bob Coleman
B Pawtucket Slaters New England League Pete Fox
B Jackson Senators Southeastern League Willis Hudlin
C Fort Lauderdale Braves Florida International League Jimmy Zinn and Walter Kopp
C Eau Claire Bears Northern League Hughie Wise
C Las Vegas Ramblers Sunset League Newell Kimball
C Amarillo Gold Sox West Texas–New Mexico League Harry Lamprich
C Leavenworth Braves Western Association Joe Bowman
D Bluefield Blue-Grays Appalachian League George Lacy
D Mount Vernon Braves Illinois State League Otto Huber
D Owensboro Oilers KITTY League Earl Browne
D Bloomingdale Troopers North Atlantic League Harold Scinski and Stephen Kuk
D Richmond Roses Ohio State League Rex Carr

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Milwaukee

Notes

  1. Jack Daniels at Baseball-Reference
  2. Carl Sawatski at Baseball-Reference
  3. Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p. 57, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  4. Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p.58, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  5. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 152, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

References

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