1947 Detroit Tigers season

1947 Detroit Tigers season

1947 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Sr.
Manager(s) Steve O'Neill
Local television WWDT
(Harry Heilmann, Paul Williams, Ty Tyson)
Local radio WJLB
(Harry Heilmann, Hal Prough)
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The 1947 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished second in the American League with a record of 85-69, 12 games behind the New York Yankees.

Offseason

  • December 12, 1946: [1]

Regular season

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

Roster

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 Swift, BobBob Swift 97 279 70 .251 1 21
1B Cullenbine, RoyRoy Cullenbine 142 464 104 .224 24 78
2B Mayo, EddieEddie Mayo 142 535 149 .279 6 48
3B Kell, GeorgeGeorge Kell 152 588 188 .320 5 93

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

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

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
Benton, AlAl Benton 36 133 6 7 4.40 33

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
Gentry, RufeRufe Gentry 1 0 0 0 81.00 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Paul Richards
AA Dallas Rebels Texas League Al Vincent
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League George Detore
B Hagerstown Owls Interstate League Bunny Griffiths
B Montgomery Rebels Southeastern League Frank Skaff
C Rome Colonels Canadian-American League Ed Boland and Adam Bengoechea
C Lubbock Hubbers West Texas-New Mexico League Jackie Sullivan
D Troy Trojans Alabama State League Bob Benish
D Thomasville Tigers Georgia-Florida League Vince "Moon" Mullen
D Nazareth Tigers North Atlantic League John Mueller
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Marv Olson
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lubbock, Jamestown[2]

References

  1. ^ George Caster page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links

  • 1947 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference