1947 Major League Baseball season

The 1947 Major League Baseball season, on opening day, the New York Giants were at the Phillies, the Yankees were home in the Bronx against the Philadelphia A's and the Brooklyn Dodgers were home to open against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field. Jackie Robinson was in the Dodgers lineup, playing first base. This began a new chapter in Major League Baseball, as it was the first time an African American had been allowed to play in the league. There were more than 26,000 fans at Ebbets Field that day.

1947 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 15 – October 6, 1947
Regular season
Season championsAL: New York Yankees
NL: Brooklyn Dodgers
Season MVPAL: Joe DiMaggio (NYY)
NL: Bob Elliott (BSB)
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upBrooklyn Dodgers

Statistical leaders

 American LeagueNational League
TypeNameStatNameStat
AVGTed Williams BSR.343Harry Walker SLC/PHP.363
HRTed Williams BSR32Ralph Kiner PIT
Johnny Mize NYG
51
RBITed Williams BSR114Johnny Mize NYG138
WinsBob Feller CLE20Ewell Blackwell CIN22
ERAJoe Haynes CHW2.42Warren Spahn BSB2.33
SOBob Feller CLE196Ewell Blackwell CIN193
SVEd Klieman CLE
Joe Page NYY
17Hugh Casey BKN18
SBBob Dillinger SLB34Jackie Robinson BKN29

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

RankClubWinsLossesWin %  GB
1stNew York Yankees97  57.630    --
2ndDetroit Tigers85  69.552  12.0
3rdBoston Red Sox83  71.539  14.0
4thCleveland Indians80  74.519  17.0
5thPhiladelphia Athletics78  76.506  19.0
6thChicago White Sox70  84.455  27.0
7thWashington Senators64  90.416  33.0
8thSt. Louis Browns59  95.383  38.0

National League final standings

RankClubWinsLossesWin %  GB
1stBrooklyn Dodgers94  60.610    --
2ndSt. Louis Cardinals89  65.578  5.0
3rdBoston Braves86  68.558  8.0
4thNew York Giants81  73.526  13.0
5thCincinnati Reds73  81.474  21.0
6thChicago Cubs69  85.448  25.0
7thPittsburgh Pirates62  92.403  32.0
8thPhiladelphia Phillies62  92.403  32.0

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Joe Cronin
Chicago White Sox Ted Lyons
Cleveland Indians Lou Boudreau
Detroit Tigers Del Baker
New York Yankees Johnny Neun
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Muddy Ruel
Washington Senators Ossie Bluege

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Billy Southworth
Brooklyn Dodgers Clyde Sukeforth and Burt Shotton
Chicago Cubs Charlie Grimm
Cincinnati Reds Johnny Neun
New York Giants Mel Ott
Philadelphia Phillies Ben Chapman
Pittsburgh Pirates Billy Herman and Bill Burwell
St. Louis Cardinals Eddie Dyer

Events

April–June

July–September

October–December

Awards and honors

See also

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