1947 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1947 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Frank E. McKinney, John W. Galbreath, Bing Crosby, Thomas Johnson
General manager(s) Roy Hamey
Manager(s) Billy Herman, Bill Burwell
Local radio WWSW
Rosey Rowswell, Jack Craddock
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The 1947 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 66th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 61st in the National League. The Pirates finished tied with the Philadelphia Phillies for eighth and last in the league standings with a record of 62–92.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 94 60 0.610 52–25 42–35
St. Louis Cardinals 89 65 0.578 5 46–31 43–34
Boston Braves 86 68 0.558 8 50–27 36–41
New York Giants 81 73 0.526 13 45–31 36–42
Cincinnati Reds 73 81 0.474 21 42–35 31–46
Chicago Cubs 69 85 0.448 25 36–43 33–42
Philadelphia Phillies 62 92 0.403 32 38–38 24–54
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 0.403 32 32–45 30–47

Record vs. opponents

1947 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 12–10 13–9 13–9 13–9 14–8 12–10 9–13
Brooklyn 10–12 15–7 15–7 14–8 14–8 15–7 11–11–1
Chicago 9–13 7–15 12–10 7–15 16–6–1 8–14 10–12
Cincinnati 9–13 7–15 10–12 13–9 13–9 13–9 8–14
New York 9–13 8–14 15–7 9–13 12–10 15–7–1 13–9
Philadelphia 8–14 8–14 6–16–1 9–13 10–12 13–9 8–14
Pittsburgh 10–12 7–15 14–8 9–13 7–15–1 9–13 6–16–1
St. Louis 13–9 11–11–1 12–10 14–8 9–13 14–8 16–6–1


Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1947 Pittsburgh Pirates
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 Howell, DixieDixie Howell 76 214 59 .276 4 25
1B Greenberg, HankHank Greenberg 125 402 100 .249 25 74
2B Bloodworth, JimmyJimmy Bloodworth 88 316 79 .250 7 48
3B Gustine, FrankieFrankie Gustine 156 616 183 .297 9 67
SS Cox, BillyBilly Cox 132 529 145 .274 15 54
OF Kiner, RalphRalph Kiner 152 565 177 .313 51 127
OF Westlake, WallyWally Westlake 112 407 111 .273 17 69
OF Russell, JimJim Russell 128 478 121 .253 8 51

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
Sullivan, BillyBilly Sullivan 38 55 14 .255 0 8
Herman, BillyBilly Herman 15 47 10 .213 0 6
Gionfriddo, AlAl Gionfriddo 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
Queen, MelMel Queen 14 74 3 7 4.01 34

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
Bahr, EdEd Bahr 19 82.1 3 5 4.59 25
Behrman, HankHank Behrman 10 24.2 0 2 9.12 11
Nagy, SteveSteve Nagy 6 14 1 3 5.79 4

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
Bagby, JimJim Bagby 37 5 4 0 4.67 23

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Jimmy Brown
A Albany Senators Eastern League Pinky May
B York White Roses Interstate League Ed Turchin
B Selma Cloverleafs Southeastern League Carl Fischer and Boom-Boom Beck
C Keokuk Pirates Central Association Frank Oceak
C Uniontown Coal Barons Middle Atlantic League Alex Stutzke
C Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League Bruno Haas
C Riverside Dons Sunset League Norm DeWeese and Jack Rothrock
D Rehoboth Beach Pirates Eastern Shore League Gordon McKinnon and Doug Peden
D Leesburg Pirates Florida State League Wilbur Good, Jr.
D Tallahassee Pirates Georgia-Florida League Phil Seghi
D Bartlesville Oilers Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League Charles Marleau
D Salisbury Pirates North Carolina State League Edgar Leip
D Hornell Pirates PONY League Art Doll

Notes

  1. From 1882-1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. Steve Nagy page at Baseball Reference
  3. Joe Muir page at Baseball Reference
  4. Tod Davis page at Baseball Reference
  5. Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p. 167, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  6. Frank Thomas page at Baseball Reference
  7. Joe Grace page at Baseball Reference

References