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1947 Baseball Season


More 1947 Baseball Season Headlines

Below are more headlines from the 1947 baseball season, including Bob Elliot being named the National League MVP -- in spite of Hugh Casey's efforts.

1947 New York Yankees Win in Seven

During the 1947 World Series, Yankees players raced for the dugout as ushers set up a protective cordon after the last out of the Series. Despite the see-saw quality of the World Series and its many memorable moments, the crowd at Yankee Stadium for the seventh game fell several thousand short of being a sellout.

Early Wynn Just Breaks Even

Early Wynn managed a 17-15 record on a Washington team that went 64-90 in 1947. For-the most part, Wynn pitched well for his six-plus seasons with the Senators, though he fell apart in 1948 (8-19, 5.82 ERA).

Bob Elliott is Named 1947 National League MVP

In 1947, Bob Elliott of the Braves became the first third sacker in history to win an MVP Award. He hit .317 with 22 homers and 113 RBI that year. Elliott was a right fielder until 1942 when the Pirates needed a replacement for Jeep Handley, who had been drafted.

Hugh Casey Alone Can't Stop the 1947 New York Yankees

Reliever Hugh Casey worked in six of the seven games in the 1947 World Series and tallied a 0.87 ERA. The other Dodger hurlers were not nearly so baffling to the Yankees. Joe DiMaggio, George McQuinn, and the other Yankees combed the rest of the Brooklyn staff for 6.52 earned runs per game.

Yogi Berra Miffed in Series

During the 1947 World Series, Dodger Hugh Casey watched impassively as Yogi Berra heatedly argued with umpire Ed Rommel. Rommel ruled that Casey did not interfere with the Yankee catcher's effort to catch his pop fly bunt in game three of the 1947 World Series.

New York skipper Bucky Harris added his two cents worth. Berra had a frustrating Series, as he batted a mere .158 (3-for-19) with two RBI. This was the first of a record 14 fall classics in which Berra participated. He hit just .150 in his first three Series, but .306 in his last 11. He holds the all-time Series records for games played (75), at-bats (71), hits (71), and doubles (ten).

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