1947 New York Yankees season

1947 New York Yankees
1947 World Series Champions
1947 American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping and Del Webb
General manager(s) Larry MacPhail
Manager(s) Bucky Harris
Local television WABD
Local radio WINS (AM)
(Mel Allen, Russ Hodges)
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The 1947 New York Yankees season was the team's 45th season in New York, and its 47th season overall. The team finished with a record of 97–57, winning their 15th pennant, finishing 12 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers. New York was managed by Bucky Harris. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in 7 games.

Regular season

The 1947 Yankees, led by MVP Joe DiMaggio, won the AL pennant by 12 games over the Tigers. They played the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series, winning a close-fought seven-game series that featured memorable moments like Cookie Lavagetto's walk-off double in game 4 and Al Gionfriddo's famous catch that robbed DiMaggio of a potential home run.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees9757.630--
Detroit Tigers8569.55212
Boston Red Sox8371.53914
Cleveland Indians8074.51917
Philadelphia Athletics7876.50619
Chicago White Sox7084.45527
Washington Senators6490.41633
St. Louis Browns5995.38338

Record vs. opponents

1947 American League Records

Boston 16–6–19–1312–10–19–1310–12–115–712–10
Chicago 6–16–111–117–1510–1211–1111–1114–8
Cleveland 13–911–118–14–27–1511–11–117–513–9
Detroit 10–12–115–714–8–28–14–111–1115–712–10
New York 13–912–1015–714–8–113–915–715–7
Philadelphia 12–10–111–1111–11–111–119–1313–911–11
St. Louis 7–1511–115–177–157–159–1313–9
Washington 10–128–149–1310–127–1511–119–13


1947 New York Yankees
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


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
CAaron Robinson8225268.270536
1BGeorge McQuinn144517157.3041380
2BSnuffy Stirnweiss148571146.256541
3BBilly Johnson132494141.2851095
SSPhil Rizzuto153549150.273260
OFJoe DiMaggio141534168.3152097
OFTommy Henrich142440158.2871698
OFJohnny Lindell127476131.2751167


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
Yogi Berra8329382.2801154
Charlie Keller4515136.2381336
Bobby Brown6915045.300118
Ralph Houk419225.272012
Allie Clark246725.373114
Jack Phillips163610.27812
Sherm Lollar11327.21916
Frank Colman22283.10726
Lonny Frey24285.17902
Johnny Lucadello12121.08300
Ken Silvestri3102.20000
Frankie Crosetti310.00000
Ray Mack100---00
Ted Sepkowski200---00


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
Allie Reynolds34241.21983.20129
Bill Bevens281657133.8277
Spec Shea27178.21453.0789
Spud Chandler17128952.4668
Bobo Newsom17115.2752.8042
Vic Raschi15104.2723.8751
Bill Wight19101.003

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
Karl Drews3091.2664.9145
Randy Gumpert2456.1415.4325
Don Johnson1554.1433.6416
Butch Wensloff1151.2312.6118
Dick Starr412.1101.461
Tommy Byrne44.1004.152

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
Joe Page56148162.48116
Al Lyons61009.007
Mel Queen50009.452
Rugger Ardizoia10009.000

1947 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (3)

Game Score Date Attendance
1 New York 5, Brooklyn 3 September 30 73,365
2 New York 10, Brooklyn 3 October 1 69,865
3 Brooklyn 9, New York 8 October 2 33,098
4 Brooklyn 3, New York 2 October 3 33,443
5 New York 2, Brooklyn 1 October 4 34,379
6 Brooklyn 8, New York 6 October 5 74,065
7 New York 5, Brooklyn 2 October 6 71,548

Awards and honors

  • All-Star Game
    • Spud Chandler
    • Joe DiMaggio (starting CF)
    • Tommy Henrich
    • Billy Johnson
    • Charlie Keller
    • George McQuinn (starting 1B)
    • Joe Page
    • Aaron Robinson
    • Spec Shea[2]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Kansas City Blues American Association Billy Meyer
AAA Newark Bears International League George Selkirk
AA Beaumont Exporters Texas League Goldie Holt
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Lefty Gomez
A Augusta Tigers Sally League Dib Williams and Carl Cooper
A Denver Bears Western League Marty McManus
B Quincy Gems Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Gordie Hinkle
B Sunbury Yankees Interstate League Walt Van Grofski
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Buddy Hassett
B Victoria Athletics Western International League Ted Norbert
C Bisbee Yanks Arizona–Texas League Charlie Metro
C Ventura Yankees California League Mike Gazella and Johnny Sturm
C Amsterdam Rugmakers Canadian–American League Solly Mishkin
C Butler Yankees Middle Atlantic League Dallas Warren
C Twin Falls Cowboys Pioneer League Earl Bolyard
C Joplin Miners Western Association Jim McLeod
D Easton Yankees Eastern Shore League Joe Antolick
D Independence Yankees Kansas–Oklahoma–Missouri League Goldie Howard
D Stroudsburg Poconos North Atlantic League Jack Farmer
D Fond du Lac Panthers Wisconsin State League James Adlam



  1. https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1947.shtml
  2. http://www.baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1947as.shtml
  3. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007


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