1948 St. Louis Browns Season
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1948 St. Louis Browns Season

1948 St. Louis Browns
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record59-94 (.386)
League place6th
Other information
Owner(s)Richard Muckerman, Bill DeWitt
General manager(s)Bill DeWitt
Manager(s)Zack Taylor
Local televisionKSD
(Bob Ingham)
Local radioWIL
(France Laux)
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The 1948 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 59 wins and 94 losses. It was the first Browns baseball season to be telecast on local television, having debuted its game broadcasts that year on KSD with Bob Ingham on the commentary box as the play by play announcer, nearly a year after other MLB teams made their television debuts.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 97 58 0.626 -- 48-30 49-28
Boston Red Sox 96 59 0.619 1 55-23 41-36
New York Yankees 94 60 0.610 50-27 44-33
Philadelphia Athletics 84 70 0.545 12½ 36-41 48-29
Detroit Tigers 78 76 0.506 18½ 39-38 39-38
St. Louis Browns 59 94 0.386 37 34-42 25-52
Washington Senators 56 97 0.366 40 29-48 27-49
Chicago White Sox 51 101 0.336 44½ 27-48 24-53


Record vs. opponents

1948 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston -- 14-8 11-12 15-7 14-8 12-10 15-7 15-7
Chicago 8-14 -- 6-16 8-14 6-16 6-16 8-13-1 9-12-1
Cleveland 12-11 16-6 -- 13-9 10-12 16-6 14-8-1 16-6
Detroit 7-15 14-8 9-13 -- 9-13 12-10 11-11 16-6
New York 8-14 16-6 12-10 13-9 -- 12-10 16-6 17-5
Philadelphia 10-12 16-6 6-16 10-12 10-12 -- 18-4 14-8
St. Louis 7-15 13-8-1 8-14-1 11-11 6-16 4-18 -- 10-12
Washington 7-15 12-9-1 6-16 6-16 5-17 8-14 12-10 --


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

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 Les Moss 107 335 86 .257 14 46
1B Chuck Stevens 85 287 75 .261 1 26
2B Jerry Priddy 151 560 166 .296 8 79
SS Eddie Pellagrini 105 290 69 .238 2 27
3B Bob Dillinger 153 644 207 .321 2 44
OF Al Zarilla 144 529 174 .329 12 74
OF Whitey Platt 123 454 123 .271 7 82
OF Paul Lehner 103 333 92 .276 2 46

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
Andy Anderson 51 87 24 .276 1 12
Ray Coleman 17 29 5 .172 0 2
George Binks 15 23 5 .217 0 1
Tom 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
Cliff Fannin 34 213.2 10 14 4.17 102
Bill Kennedy 26 132 7 8 4.70 77
Sam 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
Frank Biscan 47 6 7 2 6.11 45
Karl Drews 20 3 2 2 8.05 11
Clem Dreisewerd 13 0 2 1 5.64 6
Jim Wilson 4 0 0 0 13.50 0

Farm system

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Port Chester, Globe-Miami

References

  1. ^ Ed Albrecht at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ a b Catfish Metkovich at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Ray Coleman at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Sam Zoldak at Baseball-Reference

External links


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