1947 Boston Red Sox season

1947 Boston Red Sox season

The 1947 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 3rd in the American League with a record of 83 wins and 71 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

After a memorable 1946 season, the Red Sox added lights to Fenway Park for the first time. 1947 looked like another big year for Boston, but Boo Ferriss, Mickey Harris, and Tex Hughson all had arm trouble, and from 62 wins in 1946 they dropped to 29 in 1947. Boston finished 3rd, 21 less than their American League Championship season a year earlier, 14 games behind the eventual world champion New York Yankees. Joe Dobson was the top winner with 18 wins, and Ted Williams hit .343, with 22 homers and 114 RBIs.

On July 20, Hank Thompson and Willard Brown of the St. Louis Browns played against the Boston Red Sox. It was the first time that two black players appear in a major league game together since 1884.[4]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 97 57 .630 --
Detroit Tigers 85 69 .552 12
Boston Red Sox 83 71 .539 14
Cleveland Indians 80 74 .519 17
Philadelphia Athletics 78 76 .506 19
Chicago White Sox 70 84 .455 27
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 33
St. Louis Browns 59 95 .383 38

Opening Day lineup

39 Eddie Pellagrini    3B
 6 Johnny Pesky SS
 7 Dom DiMaggio CF
  9 Ted Williams LF
 1 Bobby Doerr 2B
 3 Rudy York 1B
14 Sam Mele RF
 8 Hal Wagner C
21 Tex Hughson P

Notable transactions

Roster

1947 Boston Red Sox
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
C Tebbetts, BirdieBirdie Tebbetts 90 291 87 .299 1 28
1B Jones, JakeJake Jones 109 404 95 .235 16 76
2B Doerr, BobbyBobby Doerr 146 561 145 .258 17 95
3B Dente, SamSam Dente 46 168 39 .232 0 11
SS Pesky, JohnnyJohnny Pesky 155 638 207 .324 0 39
OF Williams, TedTed Williams 156 528 181 .343 32 114
OF Mele, SamSam Mele 123 453 137 .302 12 73
OF DiMaggio, DomDom DiMaggio 136 513 145 .283 8 71

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
Hayes, FrankieFrankie Hayes 5 13 2 .154 0 1

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
Dobson, JoeJoe Dobson 33 228.2 18 8 2.95 110
Ferriss, DaveDave Ferriss 33 218.1 12 11 4.04 64
Hughson, TexTex Hughson 29 189.1 12 11 3.33 119

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
Harris, MickeyMickey Harris 15 51.2 5 4 2.44 35
Deal, CotCot Deal 5 12.2 0 1 9.24 6

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
Butland, BillBill Butland 1 0 0 0 4.50 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels American Association Nemo Leibold
AAA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Elmer Yoter
AA New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Fred Walters
A Scranton Red Sox Eastern League Eddie Popowski
B Lynn Red Sox New England League Mike Ryba
B Roanoke Red Sox Piedmont League Pinky Higgins
C San Jose Red Sox California League Marv Owen
C Oneonta Red Sox Canadian-American League Red Marion
D Milford Red Sox Eastern Shore League Wally Millies
D Wellsville Nitros PONY League Tom Carey
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Roanoke[5]

References

External links

  • 1947 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1947 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com