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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1947

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1947 World Series – New York Yankees AL over Brooklyn Dodgers NL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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Branch Rickey announces that the Dodgers have signed an agreement with Bud Holman and the city of Vero Beach to rent 104 acres of a former pre-war municipal airport. They will pay $1 a year and take over the maintenance. In 1952 the Dodgers will sign a new 20-year lease for $1 a year, and on March 11, 1953, a new field will be named Holman Stadium.

Branch Rickey announces that the Dodgers have signed an agreement with Bud Holman and the city of Vero Beach to rent 104 acres of a former pre-war municipal airport. They will pay $1 a year and take over the maintenance. In 1952 the Dodgers will sign a new 20-year lease for $1 a year, and on March 11, 1953, a new field will be named Holman Stadium.

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1947 – The Indians pick up Johnny Berardino from the Browns for Catfish Metkovich and $50,000. Because of a broken finger, Metkovich will be returned to Cleveland, and the Indians will add another $15,000 to complete the deal. At the end of 1952, Berardino will drop baseball as well as the 2nd “r” in his name, and start a successful acting career in Hollywood.

1947 – The Indians pick up Johnny Berardino from the Browns for Catfish Metkovich and $50,000. Because of a broken finger, Metkovich will be returned to Cleveland, and the Indians will add another $15,000 to complete the deal. At the end of 1952, Berardino will drop baseball as well as the 2nd “r” in his name, and start a successful acting career in Hollywood.

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1947 – In a move that will anchor The Boys of Summer, Brooklyn acquires SS Billy Cox, P Preacher Roe, and infielder Gene Mauch from Pittsburgh for pitchers Vic Lombardi, Hal Gregg, and former batting champ, 37-year-old Dixie Walker. In the spring Walker had requested in writing to be traded, but then changed his mind.

1947 – In a move that will anchor The Boys of Summer, Brooklyn acquires SS Billy Cox, P Preacher Roe, and infielder Gene Mauch from Pittsburgh for pitchers Vic Lombardi, Hal Gregg, and former batting champ, 37-year-old Dixie Walker. In the spring Walker had requested in writing to be traded, but then changed his mind.

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Sam Breadon sells the St. Louis Cardinals empire to Robert Hannegan and Fred Saigh

1947 – Sam Breadon sells the St. Louis Cardinals empire to Robert Hannegan and Fred Saigh. The price is in excess of $4 million with the new owners getting the Cardinal players, physical assets, 16 minor league franchises, $2.1 million in reserve funds and payment on a new ballpark site, four minor league parks, and the lease on Sportsman’s Park. Breadon had first acquired an interest in the Cardinals in 1917 and bought control in 1920 for an investment of $350,000.

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All Star shortstop Vern Stephens ends up in Boston after 13 players over 2 days get traded between St Louis and Boston

In the second of two deals between the clubs on consecutive days, St. Louis obtains Sam Dente, Clem Dreisewerd, Bill Sommers, and $65,000 from the Red Sox in exchange for Ellis Kinder and Billy Hitchcock. When the dust settles on the two-day, 13-player transaction, Boston ends up with two top-of-the-rotation hurlers, Kinder and Jack Kramer, and an All-Star offensive shortstop to hit behind Ted Williams, Vern Stephens, and the cash-deprived Browns, in addition to its four new players, receive a total of $375,000.

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All-Star shortstop Vern Stephens traded to the Red Sox in 8 player deal

In the first of two deals between the clubs on consecutive days, the Browns trade right-hander Jack Kramer along with All-Star shortstop Vern Stephens to the Red Sox for Pete Layden, Joe Ostrowski, Roy Partee, Eddie Pellagrini, Al Widmar, Jim Wilson, and $310,000. Boston plans to bat their new slugging middle infielder, known as Junior to his teammates, behind Ted Williams.

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1947 – Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for three years. Every franchise but Pittsburgh has sold 1948 TV rights. The New York Giants get $400,000 for radio-TV rights from Chesterfield.

1947 – Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for three years. Every franchise but Pittsburgh has sold 1948 TV rights. The New York Giants get $400,000 for radio-TV rights from Chesterfield.

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The Yankees trade Joe Gordon, a future Hall of Fame second baseman for Allie Reynolds

The Yankees trade Joe Gordon, a future Hall of Fame second baseman who will leave the Bronx after playing in precisely 1,000 games and collecting exactly 1,000 hits, to the Indians for Allie Reynolds, who is called Superchief by his teammates due to his Creek heritage. The trade works well for both teams when Cleveland’s newest infielder plays a significant role in the Tribe’s World Championship next season, with the Bronx Bombers’ recently arrived right-hander compiling an amazing 131-60 (.686) record during his eight years with the team.

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Al Gionfriddo, inserted in left field for defensive purposes, makes one of most memorable catches in World Series history when he robs Joe DiMaggio of an extra-base hit with two men on base in the sixth inning. The outfielder’s heroics help to preserve an 8-5 Dodger victory in Game 6 of the Fall Classic, which will be the 25 year-old’s last game in the major leagues.

Al Gionfriddo, inserted in left field for defensive purposes, makes one of most memorable catches in World Series history when he robs Joe DiMaggio of an extra-base hit with two men on base in the sixth inning. The outfielder’s heroics help to preserve an 8-5 Dodger victory in Game 6 of the Fall Classic, which will be the 25 year-old’s last game in the major leagues.

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Al Gionfriddo, inserted in left field for defensive purposes, makes one of most memorable catches in World Series history when he robs Joe DiMaggio of an extra-base hit with two men on base in the sixth inning. The outfielder’s heroics help to preserve an 8-5 Dodger victory in Game 6 of the Fall Classic, which will be the 25 year-old’s last game in the major leagues.

Al Gionfriddo, inserted in left field for defensive purposes, makes one of most memorable catches in World Series history when he robs Joe DiMaggio of an extra-base hit with two men on base in the sixth inning. The outfielder’s heroics help to preserve an 8-5 Dodger victory in Game 6 of the Fall Classic, which will be the 25 year-old’s last game in the major leagues.

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1947 – Pitcher Spec Shea throws a four-hitter and helps his own cause hitting two singles, as the New York Yankees win, 2 – 1, over the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series. A home run by Joe DiMaggio in the 5th inning is the margin.

1947 – Pitcher Spec Shea throws a four-hitter and helps his own cause hitting two singles, as the New York Yankees win, 2 – 1, over the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series. A home run by Joe DiMaggio in the 5th inning is the margin.

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A one-game playoff is held at Los Angeles, CA’s Wrigley Field to determine the Pacific Coast League champions. The Angels’ Clarence Maddern breaks a scoreless tie with a grand slam off San Francisco’s Jack Brewer in the bottom of the 8th, and Larry Barton adds an insurance with a solo blast. Cliff Chambers is the winner of the 5 – 0 shutout.

A one-game playoff is held at Los Angeles, CA’s Wrigley Field to determine the Pacific Coast League champions. The Angels’ Clarence Maddern breaks a scoreless tie with a grand slam off San Francisco’s Jack Brewer in the bottom of the 8th, and Larry Barton adds an insurance with a solo blast. Cliff Chambers is the winner of the 5 – 0 shutout.

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Joe McCarthy comes out of retirement, accepting the managing job of the Boston Red Sox for 1948. When asked about Ted Williams, McCarthy responds “A manager who cannot get along with a .400 hitter ought to have his head examined.”

Joe McCarthy comes out of retirement, accepting the managing job of the Boston Red Sox for 1948. When asked about Ted Williams, McCarthy responds “A manager who cannot get along with a .400 hitter ought to have his head examined.”

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On the final day of the season in front of 23,085 fans, the Yankees stage the first Old-Timers’ Day in major league history. The team’s signature event, the brain child of general manager Larry MacPhail and public relations director Red Paterson, is held to honor an ailing Babe Ruth.

On the final day of the season in front of 23,085 fans, the Yankees stage the first Old-Timers’ Day in major league history. The team’s signature event, the brain child of general manager Larry MacPhail and public relations director Red Paterson, is held to honor an ailing Babe Ruth.

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Harry Walker hits .363 to win the National League batting title during the season he is traded to the Phillies, after appearing in just ten games with the World Champion Cardinals, a team in which he played a pivotal role. The ‘Hat’s older brother, Dixie, also won a batting crown the Senior Circuit with a .357 BA for Brooklyn in 1944.

Harry Walker hits .363 to win the National League batting title during the season he is traded to the Phillies, after appearing in just ten games with the World Champion Cardinals, a team in which he played a pivotal role. The ‘Hat’s older brother, Dixie, also won a batting crown the Senior Circuit with a .357 BA for Brooklyn in 1944.

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On the final day of the season in front of 23,085 fans, the Yankees stage the first Old-Timers’ Day in major league history. The team’s signature event, the brain child of general manager Larry MacPhail and public relations director Red Paterson, is held to honor an ailing Babe Ruth.

On the final day of the season in front of 23,085 fans, the Yankees stage the first Old-Timers’ Day in major league history. The team’s signature event, the brain child of general manager Larry MacPhail and public relations director Red Paterson, is held to honor an ailing Babe Ruth.

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Harry Walker hits .363 to win the National League batting title during the season he is traded to the Phillies, after appearing in just ten games with the World Champion Cardinals, a team in which he played a pivotal role. The ‘Hat’s older brother, Dixie, also won a batting crown the Senior Circuit with a .357 BA for Brooklyn in 1944.

Harry Walker hits .363 to win the National League batting title during the season he is traded to the Phillies, after appearing in just ten games with the World Champion Cardinals, a team in which he played a pivotal role. The ‘Hat’s older brother, Dixie, also won a batting crown the Senior Circuit with a .357 BA for Brooklyn in 1944.

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On the final Friday of the season, a reluctant Larry MacPhail is asked by team broadcaster Mel Allen to appear at a ceremony in front of home plate before a game against the Senators. With his players present, the Yankee owner receives a seven-piece silver tea service, a gift from his team with the inscription: TO LARRY MACPHAIL, greatest executive in baseball, whose zealous efforts were a major factor in our 19-game streak and the winning of the American League pennant. – From his Yankees, 1947.

On the final Friday of the season, a reluctant Larry MacPhail is asked by team broadcaster Mel Allen to appear at a ceremony in front of home plate before a game against the Senators. With his players present, the Yankee owner receives a seven-piece silver tea service, a gift from his team with the inscription: TO LARRY MACPHAIL, greatest executive in baseball, whose zealous efforts were a major factor in our 19-game streak and the winning of the American League pennant. – From his Yankees, 1947.

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Prior to a game against the Giants in a sold-out Ebbets Field, the Dodgers staged Jackie Robinson Day. The Brooklyn rookie, who endured much grief this season as the game’s first black player in modern times, is moved when his teammates crowd around home plate to take part of the ceremony.

Prior to a game against the Giants in a sold-out Ebbets Field, the Dodgers staged Jackie Robinson Day. The Brooklyn rookie, who endured much grief this season as the game’s first black player in modern times, is moved when his teammates crowd around home plate to take part of the ceremony.

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Prior to a game against the Giants in a sold-out Ebbets Field, the Dodgers staged Jackie Robinson Day. The Brooklyn rookie, who endured much grief this season as the game’s first black player in modern times, is moved when his teammates crowd around home plate to take part of the ceremony.

Prior to a game against the Giants in a sold-out Ebbets Field, the Dodgers staged Jackie Robinson Day. The Brooklyn rookie, who endured much grief this season as the game’s first black player in modern times, is moved when his teammates crowd around home plate to take part of the ceremony.

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On an off day, the Dodgers clinched the National League pennant, when Chicago takes the nightcap of the twin bill against St. Louis. Although it is past midnight when the good news about their beloved team reaches the borough, Brooklynites begin to gather on Flatbush for an impromptu celebration.

On an off day, the Dodgers clinched the National League pennant, when Chicago takes the nightcap of the twin bill against St. Louis. Although it is past midnight when the good news about their beloved team reaches the borough, Brooklynites begin to gather on Flatbush for an impromptu celebration.

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9/21/1947: Three home runs were lost due to a rainout in Detroit. The Indians’ Joe Gordon and Les Fleming hit back-to-back shots to lead off the second inning off Hal Newhouser. Vic Wertz of the Tigers had hit a run blast in the first off Don Black. Those were the only runs when the game was stopped in the top of the fourth.

9/21/1947: Three home runs were lost due to a rainout in Detroit. The Indians’ Joe Gordon and Les Fleming hit back-to-back shots to lead off the second inning off Hal Newhouser. Vic Wertz of the Tigers had hit a run blast in the first off Don Black. Those were the only runs when the game was stopped in the top of the fourth.

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The first Reds game is broadcast on television by W8XCT, the station which will become known as WLWT. An estimated home audience of 10,000 viewers watches their hometown heroes lose to the Pirates in the Sunday afternoon contest at Crosley Field, 11-7.

The first Reds game is broadcast on television by W8XCT, the station which will become known as WLWT. An estimated home audience of 10,000 viewers watches their hometown heroes lose to the Pirates in the Sunday afternoon contest at Crosley Field, 11-7.

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Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News two weeks before the season is over.

1947 – Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News two weeks before the season is over. At the year’s end, he will have hit .297, led the league in stolen bases and sacrifices. He will have 14 bunt hits, and in a game against the Cubs in June, he scored from first base on a sacrifice.

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Tommy Henrich and Joe DiMaggio lead the way with four safeties each when the Yankees bang out a total of eighteen hits in their 11-2 rout of the Red Sox. Each of the Bronx Bombers’ hits in the Fenway Park contest is a single.

Tommy Henrich and Joe DiMaggio lead the way with four safeties each when the Yankees bang out a total of eighteen hits in their 11-2 rout of the Red Sox. Each of the Bronx Bombers’ hits in the Fenway Park contest is a single.

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At Shibe Park, A’s right-hander Bill McCahan throws a no-hitter as a rookie, beating the Senators, 3-0. The WW II test pilot, the seventh player in baseball history to toss a no-hitter in his freshman year, hurts his arm lifting barrels of oil in his offseason job, cutting his promising baseball career short due to the injury.

At Shibe Park, A’s right-hander Bill McCahan throws a no-hitter as a rookie, beating the Senators, 3-0. The WW II test pilot, the seventh player in baseball history to toss a no-hitter in his freshman year, hurts his arm lifting barrels of oil in his offseason job, cutting his promising baseball career short due to the injury.

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At Shibe Park, A’s right-hander Bill McCahan throws a no-hitter as a rookie, beating the Senators, 3-0. The WW II test pilot, the seventh player in baseball history to toss a no-hitter in his freshman year, hurts his arm lifting barrels of oil in his offseason job, cutting his promising baseball career short due to the injury.

At Shibe Park, A’s right-hander Bill McCahan throws a no-hitter as a rookie, beating the Senators, 3-0. The WW II test pilot, the seventh player in baseball history to toss a no-hitter in his freshman year, hurts his arm lifting barrels of oil in his offseason job, cutting his promising baseball career short due to the injury.

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Rookie Bill McCahan of the Philadelphia Athletics no-hits the Washington Senators, 3 – 0. McCahan, the former Duke University star, was the losing pitcher when Don Black threw his no-hitter on July 10th. The Senators had not suffered a no-hitter since Ernie Shore pitched his 26-out “perfect game” in 1917.

Rookie Bill McCahan of the Philadelphia Athletics no-hits the Washington Senators, 3 – 0. McCahan, the former Duke University star, was the losing pitcher when Don Black threw his no-hitter on July 10th. The Senators had not suffered a no-hitter since Ernie Shore pitched his 26-out “perfect game” in 1917.

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