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1947 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1947 Philadelphia Phillies season saw the Phillies finish in seventh place in the National League with a record of 62 wins and 92 losses.


Regular season

  • April 22: During a game against the Brooklyn Dodgers, Phillies manager Ben Chapman hurled racial slurs at Jackie Robinson. Commissioner Happy Chandler warned the franchise to keep the manager under control or face disciplinary action.[2] Of note, it was the first major league game in which Robinson committed an error.[3]

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 94 60 -- .610
St. Louis Cardinals 89 65 5 .578
Boston Braves 86 68 8 .558
New York Giants 81 73 13 .526
Cincinnati Reds 73 81 21 .474
Chicago Cubs 69 85 25 .448
Philadelphia Phillies 62 92 32 .403
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 32 .403

Notable transactions


1947 Philadelphia Phillies
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


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 Seminick, AndyAndy Seminick 111 337 85 .252 13 50
1B Schultz, HowieHowie Schultz 114 403 90 .223 6 35
2B Verban, EmilEmil Verban 155 540 154 .285 0 42
3B Handley, LeeLee Handley 101 277 70 .253 0 42
SS Newsome, SkeeterSkeeter Newsome 95 310 71 .229 2 22
OF Walker, HarryHarry Walker 130 488 181 .371 1 41
OF Ennis, DelDel Ennis 139 541 149 .275 12 81
OF Wyrostek, JohnnyJohnny Wyrostek 128 454 124 .273 5 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
Northey, RonRon Northey 13 47 12 .255 0 3


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
Leonard, DutchDutch Leonard 32 235 17 12 2.68 103
Heintzelman, KenKen Heintzelman 24 136 7 10 4.04 55

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
Donnelly, BlixBlix Donnelly 38 120.2 4 6 2.98 31
Hoerst, LeftyLefty Hoerst 4 11.1 1 1 7.94 0

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
Schmidt, FreddyFreddy Schmidt 29 5 8 0 4.70 24

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Utica Blue Sox Eastern League Eddie Sawyer
B Terre Haute Phillies Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Ray Brubaker, Whitey Gluchoski
and Jack Sanford
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Jack Saltzgaver
C Schenectady Blue Jays Canadian-American League Leon Riley
C Vandergrift Pioneers Middle Atlantic League Floyd "Pat" Patterson
C Salina Blue Jays Western Association Ed Walls
D Dover Phillies Eastern Shore League Dick Carter
D Americus Phillies Georgia-Florida League Jack Sanford and Lew Krausse, Sr.
D Carbondale Pioneers North Atlantic League Patrick Colgan
D Bradford Blue Wings PONY League George Savino
D Appleton Papermakers Wisconsin State League Andy Latchie and Whitey Gluchoski
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Utica, Wilmington, Schenectady, Vandergrift[5]



  • 1947 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference
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