1947 Major League Baseball Season
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1947 Major League Baseball Season

1947 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 15 - October 6, 1947
Number of games154
Number of teams16
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Joe DiMaggio (NYY)
NL: Bob Elliott (BSB)
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upDetroit Tigers
NL championsBrooklyn Dodgers
  NL runners-upSt. Louis Cardinals
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upBrooklyn Dodgers
MLB seasons

The 1947 Major League Baseball season, was contested from April 15 through October 6, 1947. The American League and National League both featured eight teams, with each team playing a 154-game schedule. The World Series was contested between the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in seven games, capturing the 11th championship in franchise history.

On April 15, Opening Day for the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson was in the Dodgers' lineup, playing first base against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field.[1] His appearance in a major league game broke the baseball color line, the practice of excluding players of black African descent. Later in the season, Larry Doby debuted with the Cleveland Indians on July 5, becoming the first black player in the American League.[2]

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ted Williams BSR .343 Harry Walker SLC/PHP .363
HR Ted Williams BSR 32 Ralph Kiner PIT
Johnny Mize NYG
51
RBI Ted Williams BSR 114 Johnny Mize NYG 138
Wins Bob Feller CLE 20 Ewell Blackwell CIN 22
ERA Joe Haynes CHW 2.42 Warren Spahn BSB 2.33
SO Bob Feller CLE 196 Ewell Blackwell CIN 193
SV Ed Klieman CLE
Joe Page NYY
17 Hugh Casey BKN 18
SB Bob Dillinger SLB 34 Jackie Robinson BKN 29

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  World Series
       
  AL New York Yankees 4
  NL Brooklyn Dodgers 3

Awards and honors

Joe DiMaggio (1951)

Managers

American League

National League

Home Field Attendance

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
New York Yankees[3] 97 11.5% 2,178,937 -3.8% 28,298
Brooklyn Dodgers[4] 94 -2.1% 1,807,526 0.6% 23,173
New York Giants[5] 81 32.8% 1,600,793 31.2% 21,063
Cleveland Indians[6] 80 17.6% 1,521,978 44.0% 19,513
Boston Red Sox[7] 83 -20.2% 1,427,315 0.7% 17,621
Detroit Tigers[8] 85 -7.6% 1,398,093 -18.8% 17,476
Chicago Cubs[9] 69 -15.9% 1,364,039 1.6% 17,266
Pittsburgh Pirates[10] 62 -1.6% 1,283,531 71.1% 16,247
Boston Braves[11] 86 6.2% 1,277,361 31.7% 16,589
St. Louis Cardinals[12] 89 -9.2% 1,247,913 17.5% 16,207
Philadelphia Athletics[13] 78 59.2% 911,566 46.6% 11,687
Philadelphia Phillies[14] 62 -10.1% 907,332 -13.2% 11,784
Cincinnati Reds[15] 73 9.0% 899,975 25.7% 11,688
Chicago White Sox[16] 70 -5.4% 876,948 -10.8% 11,693
Washington Senators[17] 64 -15.8% 850,758 -17.2% 11,049
St. Louis Browns[18] 59 -10.6% 320,474 -39.1% 4,162

Events

April-June

July-September

October-December

See also

References

  1. ^ Spatz, Lyle. "April 15, 1947: Jackie Robinson's major league debut". SABR. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ McMurray, John. "Larry Doby". SABR. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "New York Yankees Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "San Francisco Giants Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "Boston Red Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "Detroit Tigers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ "Chicago Cubs Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ "Atlanta Braves Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ "Cincinnati Reds Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  16. ^ "Chicago White Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  17. ^ "Minnesota Twins Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  18. ^ "Baltimore Orioles Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.

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