1947 American League
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|1947 American League|
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The 1947 season of the American League was the forty-seventh season of the league.
- 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|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
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.
In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers, 4 games to 3.
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.
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.
- Charlie Berry
- Jim Boyer
- Bill Grieve
- Cal Hubbard
- Eddie Hurley
- Red Jones
- Bill McGowan
- Bill McKinley
- Joe Paparella
- Art Passarella
- Eddie Rommel
- Joe Rue
- Bill Summers
- Hal Weafer
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