1947 New York Giants (MLB) season

1947 New York Giants (MLB) season

Offseason

Regular season

  • April 18: In the third inning of a game against the Brooklyn Dodgers, Dave Koslo gave up Jackie Robinson’s first major league home run.[3]
  • April 19: 32,355 paying fans and 736 servicemen set the record for the biggest Saturday attendance at the Polo Grounds. Jackie Robinson had three at bats and had two singles and one double. The Giants still managed to win the game by a score of 4-3.[4]

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 94 60 -- .610
St. Louis Cardinals 89 65 5 .578
Boston Braves 86 68 8 .558
New York Giants 81 73 13 .526
Cincinnati Reds 73 81 21 .474
Chicago Cubs 69 85 25 .448
Philadelphia Phillies 62 92 32 .403
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 32 .403

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1947 New York Giants
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
C Cooper, WalkerWalker Cooper 140 515 157 .305 35 122
1B Mize, JohnnyJohnny Mize 154 586 177 .302 51 138
2B Rigney, BillBill Rigney 130 531 142 .267 17 59
3B Lohrke, JackJack Lohrke 112 329 79 .240 11 35
SS Kerr, BuddyBuddy Kerr 138 547 157 .287 7 49
OF Gordon, SidSid Gordon 130 437 119 .272 13 57
OF Marshall, WillardWillard Marshall 155 587 171 .291 36 107
OF Thomson, BobbyBobby Thomson 138 545 154 .283 29 85

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
Ott, MelMel Ott 4 4 0 .000 0 0

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
Koslo, DaveDave Koslo 39 217.1 15 10 4.39 86

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
Abernathy, WoodyWoody Abernathy 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Minneapolis Millers American Association Tom Sheehan
AAA Jersey City Giants International League Bruno Betzel
A Jacksonville Tars Sally League Johnny Hudson
A Sioux City Soos Western League Joe Becker
B Trenton Giants Interstate League Tommy Heath
B Manchester Giants New England League Hal Gruber
B Richmond Colts Piedmont League Bob Latshaw
C Danville Leafs Carolina League Herb Brett and Gene Petty
C Erie Sailors Middle Atlantic League Donald Cross
C Reno Silver Sox Sunset League Tom Lloyd
C Fort Smith Giants Western Association Earl Wolgamot
D Bristol Twins Appalachian League Charlie Fox
D Seaford Eagles Eastern Shore League Robert Westfall
D Peekskill Highlanders North Atlantic League Al Gardella
D Hickory Rebels North Carolina State League Sammy Bell
D Springfield Giants Ohio State League Donald Ramsay
D Oshkosh Giants Wisconsin State League Ray Lucas
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Seaford[6]

Notes

References

  • 1947 New York Giants team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1947 New York Giants team page at Baseball Almanac