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1947 Philadelphia Athletics season

The 1947 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing fifth in the American League with a record of 78 wins and 76 losses.

Except for a fifth-place finish in 1944, the A’s finished in last or next-to-last place every year from 19351946. In 1947, Connie Mack not only got the A’s out of last place, but actually finished with a winning record for the first time in 14 years.

Offseason

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

1947 Philadelphia Athletics
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 Rosar, BuddyBuddy Rosar 102 359 93 .259 1 33
1B Fain, FerrisFerris Fain 136 461 134 .291 7 71
2B Suder, PetePete Suder 145 528 127 .241 5 60
3B Majeski, HankHank Majeski 141 479 134 .280 8 72
SS Joost, EddieEddie Joost 151 540 111 .206 13 64
OF Valo, ElmerElmer Valo 112 370 111 .300 5 36
OF McCosky, BarneyBarney McCosky 137 546 179 .328 1 52
OF Chapman, SamSam Chapman 149 551 139 .252 14 83

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
Adams, DickDick Adams 37 89 18 .202 2 11
Cooper, PatPat Cooper 13 16 4 .250 0 3
Poole, RayRay Poole 13 13 3 .231 0 1
Kirk, TomTom Kirk 1 1 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
Coleman, JoeJoe Coleman 32 160.1 6 12 4.32 65
Flores, JesseJesse Flores 28 151.1 4 13 3.39 41
Dietrich, BillBill Dietrich 11 60.2 5 2 3.12 18
Brissie, LouLou Brissie 1 7 0 1 6.43 4

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
Savage, BobBob Savage 44 146 8 10 3.76 56

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
Christopher, RussRuss Christopher 44 10 7 12 2.90 33

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Birmingham Barons Southern Association Dick Porter
A Savannah Indians Sally League Tom Oliver and Jimmy Adair
A Lincoln Athletics Western League Ham Schulte and Tom Oliver
B Lancaster Red Roses Interstate League Charlie English and Clayton Sheedy
C Martinsville Athletics Carolina League Joe Glenn and Woody Wheaton
C Moline A's Central Association Woody Wheaton and Joe Glenn
C Niagara Falls Fronters Middle Atlantic League Steve Mizerak
D Welch Miners Appalachian League Walter Youse and Joe Bird
D Federalsburg A's Eastern Shore League Pep Rambert
D Nyack Rockies North Atlantic League Emil Schwab
D Lexington Indians North Carolina State League Homer Lee Cox
D Red Springs Red Robins Tobacco State League Red Norris
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Savannah[3]

References

External links

  • 1947 Philadelphia Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1947 Philadelphia Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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