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The 1947 season of the National League was the seventy-second 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 Brooklyn Dodgers 155 94 60 1 .606 -.- 774 (4.99) 668 (4.31) 0.272 0.361 0.384 3.82 0.978
2 St. Louis Cardinals 156 89 65 2 .571 5.0 780 (5.00) 634 (4.06) 0.270 0.344 0.401 3.53 0.979
3 Boston Braves 154 86 68 0 .558 8.0 701 (4.55) 622 (4.04) 0.275 0.345 0.390 3.62 0.974
4 New York Giants 155 81 73 1 .523 13.0 830 (5.35) 761 (4.91) 0.271 0.332 0.454 4.44 0.974
5 Cincinnati Reds 154 73 81 0 .474 21.0 681 (4.42) 755 (4.90) 0.259 0.327 0.375 4.41 0.977
6 Chicago Cubs 155 69 85 1 .445 25.0 567 (3.66) 722 (4.66) 0.259 0.319 0.361 4.04 0.975
7 Pittsburgh Pirates 156 62 92 2 .397 32.0 744 (4.77) 817 (5.24) 0.261 0.337 0.406 4.68 0.975
8 Philadelphia Phillies 155 62 92 1 .400 32.0 589 (3.80) 687 (4.43) 0.258 0.318 0.352 3.96 0.974

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Frankie Gustine Pittsburgh Pirates 156
At Bats Red Schoendienst St. Louis Cardinals 659
Runs Scored Johnny Mize New York Giants 137
Hits Tommy Holmes Boston Braves 191
Doubles Eddie Miller Cincinnati Reds 38
Triples Harry Walker St. Louis Cardinals/Philadelphia Phillies 16
Home Runs Ralph Kiner
Johnny Mize
Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Giants
51
Total Bases Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh Pirates 361
Runs Batted In Johnny Mize New York Giants 138
Stolen Bases Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers 29
Walks Hank Greenberg
Pee Wee Reese
Pittsburgh Pirates
Brooklyn Dodgers
104
Hit by Pitch Whitey Kurowski St. Louis Cardinals 10
Strikeouts Bill Nicholson Chicago Cubs 83
Sacrifice Hits Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers 28
Grounded into Double Plays Whitey Kurowski
Andy Pafko
St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago Cubs
19
Batting Average Harry Walker St. Louis Cardinals/Philadelphia Phillies 0.363
On-Base Percentage Harry Walker St. Louis Cardinals/Philadelphia Phillies 0.436
Slugging Percentage Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh Pirates 0.639
On-Base plus Slugging Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh Pirates 1.056
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh Pirates 173

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Ewell Blackwell Cincinnati Reds 22
Losses Johnny Schmitz Chicago Cubs 18
Win-Loss Percentage Larry Jansen New York Giants 0.808
Appearances Ken Trinkle New York Giants 62
Games Started Ralph Branca Brooklyn Dodgers 36
Complete Games Ewell Blackwell Cincinnati Reds 23
Shutouts Warren Spahn Boston Braves 7
Games Finished Ken Trinkle New York Giants 38
Saves Hugh Casey Brooklyn Dodgers 18
Innings Pitched Warren Spahn Boston Braves 289.2
Batters Faced Warren Spahn Boston Braves 1174
Hits Allowed Johnny Sain Boston Braves 265
Home Runs Allowed Larry Jansen
Dave Koslo
New York Giants
New York Giants
23
Base-on-Balls Allowed Kirby Higbe Brooklyn Dodgers/Pittsburgh Pirates 122
Hit Batsmen Ralph Branca Brooklyn Dodgers 6
Strikeouts Ewell Blackwell Cincinnati Reds 193
Wild Pitches Oscar Judd Philadelphia Phillies 8
Balks Tommy Hughes Philadelphia Phillies 2
Runs Allowed Dave Koslo New York Giants 118
Earned Runs Allowed Dave Koslo New York Giants 106
Earned Run Average Warren Spahn Boston Braves 2.33
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Warren Spahn Boston Braves 1.136

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost 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 Eddie Dyer.

[edit] Postseason

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

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Bob Elliott, a third baseman with the Boston Braves. In the award's voting, he had 205 out of a possible 336 points and 9 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 National League's Boston Braves defeated the New York Yankees of the American League by a score of 4 to 3.

[edit] Notable events

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