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The 1947 season of the American League was the forty-seventh season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 New York Yankees 155 97 57 1 .626 -.- 794 (5.12) 568 (3.66) 0.271 0.346 0.407 3.39 0.981
2 Detroit Tigers 158 85 69 4 .538 12.0 714 (4.52) 642 (4.06) 0.258 0.352 0.377 3.57 0.975
3 Boston Red Sox 157 83 71 3 .529 14.0 720 (4.59) 669 (4.26) 0.265 0.347 0.382 3.81 0.977
4 Cleveland Indians 157 80 74 3 .510 17.0 687 (4.38) 588 (3.75) 0.259 0.323 0.385 3.44 0.983
5 Philadelphia Athletics 156 78 76 2 .500 19.0 633 (4.06) 614 (3.94) 0.252 0.330 0.349 3.51 0.976
6 Chicago White Sox 155 70 84 1 .452 27.0 553 (3.57) 661 (4.26) 0.256 0.319 0.342 3.64 0.975
7 Washington Senators 154 64 90 0 .416 33.0 496 (3.22) 675 (4.38) 0.241 0.312 0.321 3.97 0.976
8 St. Louis Browns 154 59 95 0 .383 38.0 564 (3.66) 744 (4.83) 0.241 0.318 0.350 4.33 0.977

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Eddie Lake Detroit Tigers 158
At Bats Johnny Pesky Boston Red Sox 638
Runs Scored Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 125
Hits Johnny Pesky Boston Red Sox 207
Doubles Lou Boudreau Cleveland Indians 45
Triples Tommy Henrich New York Yankees 13
Home Runs Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 32
Total Bases Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 335
Runs Batted In Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 114
Stolen Bases Bob Dillinger St. Louis Browns 34
Caught Stealing Dave Philley Chicago White Sox 16
Walks Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 162
Hit by Pitch Phil Rizzuto New York Yankees 8
Strikeouts Eddie Joost Philadelphia Athletics 110
Sacrifice Hits Eddie Joost Philadelphia Athletics 24
Grounded into Double Plays Bobby Doerr Boston Red Sox 25
Batting Average Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.343
On-Base Percentage Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.499
Slugging Percentage Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.634
On-Base plus Slugging Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 1.133
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 205

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 20
Losses Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers 17
Win-Loss Percentage Spec Shea New York Yankees 0.737
Appearances Ed Klieman Cleveland Indians 58
Games Started Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 37
Complete Games Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers 24
Shutouts Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 5
Games Finished Joe Page New York Yankees 44
Saves Ed Klieman
Joe Page
Cleveland Indians
New York Yankees
17
Innings Pitched Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 299.0
Batters Faced Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 1218
Hits Allowed Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers 268
Home Runs Allowed Allie Reynolds New York Yankees 23
Base-on-Balls Allowed Phil Marchildon Philadelphia Athletics 141
Hit Batsmen Dave Ferriss
Phil Marchildon
Boston Red Sox
Philadelphia Athletics
7
Strikeouts Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 196
Wild Pitches Joe Dobson
Hal Newhouser
Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers
11
Balks Bob Feller
Al Gettel
Ray Scarborough
Carl Scheib
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians
Washington Senators
Philadelphia Athletics
2
Runs Allowed Jack Kramer St. Louis Browns 123
Earned Runs Allowed Jack Kramer St. Louis Browns 110
Earned Run Average Joe Haynes Chicago White Sox 2.42
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 1.194

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the fourteenth midsummer classic at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL on Tuesday, July 8, 1947 by a score of 2 to 1. The league's manager was Joe Cronin.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Joe DiMaggio, an outfielder with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 202 out of a possible 336 points and 8 first place votes.

The winner of the Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Jackie Robinson, a first baseman with the Brooklyn Dodgers (NL). In the award's voting, he had 129 out of a possible 165 points and first place votes.


[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The sixth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 21 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's New York Yankees lost to the Boston Braves of the National League by a score of 4 to 3.

[edit] Notable events

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