1945 St. Louis Browns season

1945 St. Louis Browns season

The 1945 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 3rd in the American League with a record of 81 wins and 70 losses.

Regular season

Coming off their first pennant in 1944, St. Louis didn't regress very far but still finished six games off the pace.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 88 65 .575 --
Washington Senators 87 67 .565 1.5
St. Louis Browns 81 70 .536 6
New York Yankees 81 71 .533 6.5
Cleveland Indians 73 72 .503 11
Chicago White Sox 71 78 .477 15
Boston Red Sox 71 83 .461 17.5
Philadelphia Athletics 52 98 .357 34.5

Notable transactions

Roster

1945 St. Louis Browns
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
SS Stephens, VernVern Stephens 149 571 165 .289 24 89
OF Byrnes, MiltMilt Byrnes 133 442 110 .249 8 59

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
Gray, PetePete Gray 77 234 51 .218 0 13

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
Potter, NelsNels Potter 32 255.1 15 11 2.47 129

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

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
Caster, GeorgeGeorge Caster 10 1 2 1 6.89 9
Appleton, PetePete Appleton 2 0 0 0 15.43 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Toledo Mud Hens American Association Ollie Marquardt
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Jimmy Adair
D Newark Moundsmen Ohio State League Mickey O'Neil
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Awards and honors

League top five finishers

Nels Potter

  • #2 in AL in strikeouts (129)

Vern Stephens

  • Led AL in home runs (24)
  • #2 in AL in runs scored (90)
  • #2 in AL in slugging percentage (.473)
  • #3 in AL in RBI (89)

References

External links

  • 1945 St. Louis Browns team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1945 St. Louis Browns season at baseball-almanac.com