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1948 St. Louis Browns season

The 1948 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 59 wins and 94 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 97 58 .626 --
Boston Red Sox 96 59 .619 1
New York Yankees 94 60 .610 2.5
Philadelphia Athletics 84 70 .545 12.5
Detroit Tigers 78 76 .506 18.5
St. Louis Browns 59 94 .386 37
Washington Senators 56 97 .366 40
Chicago White Sox 51 101 .336 44.5

Notable transactions

  • April 20, 1948: The Browns returned Catfish Metkovich to the Cleveland Indians to complete the deal made on December 9, 1947. The Cleveland Indians also sent $15,000 to the Browns to complete the trade. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)[2]
  • June 4, 1948: Ray Coleman was traded by the Browns to the Philadelphia Athletics for George Binks and $20,000.[3]
  • June 15, 1948: Sam Zoldak was traded by the Browns to the Cleveland Indians for Bill Kennedy and $100,000.[4]

Roster

1948 St. Louis Browns
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

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
Anderson, AndyAndy Anderson 51 87 24 .276 1 12
Coleman, RayRay Coleman 17 29 5 .172 0 2
Binks, GeorgeGeorge Binks 15 23 5 .217 0 1
Jordan, TomTom Jordan 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
Fannin, CliffCliff Fannin 34 213.2 10 14 4.17 102
Kennedy, BillBill Kennedy 26 132 7 8 4.70 77
Zoldak, SamSam Zoldak 11 54 2 4 4.67 13

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
Biscan, FrankFrank Biscan 47 6 7 2 6.11 45
Drews, KarlKarl Drews 20 3 2 2 8.05 11
Dreisewerd, ClemClem Dreisewerd 13 0 2 1 5.64 6
Wilson, JimJim Wilson 4 0 0 0 13.50 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens American Association George Detore
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Gus Mancuso
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Packy Rogers
B Wichita Falls Spudders Big State League Marc Carrola
B Port Chester Clippers Colonial League Al Barillari
B Springfield Browns Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Hank Helf and Irv Hall
C Globe-Miami Browns Arizona-Texas League Don Heffner
C Modesto Reds California League Bill Jackson
C Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers Canadian-American League Jim McDonnell
C Hannibal Pilots Central Association Walt DeFreitas
C Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League Jim Crandall
C Muskogee Reds Western Association Ray Baker
D Redding Browns Far West League Ray Perry
D Griffin Pimentos Georgia-Alabama League Adel White and Fred Campbell
D Belleville Stags Illinois State League Jerry Nemitz and Shan Deniston
D Pittsburg Browns Kansas–Oklahoma–Missouri League Shan Deniston and Don Smith
D Mayfield Clothiers KITTY League Mike Sertich, Ken Jungels and Caroll Peterson
D Peekskill Highlanders North Atlantic League Al Gardella
D Ada Herefords Sooner State League Uke Clanton
D Wausau Lumberjacks Wisconsin State League Joe Skurski

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Port Chester, Globe-Miami

References

External links

  • 1948 St. Louis Browns team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1948 St. Louis Browns season at baseball-almanac.com
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