More 1947 Baseball Season Highlights
Check out more 1947 baseball season highlights, including recordsetting attendance and lots of trades between teams:
- Larry Doby debuts with Cleveland on July 5 to break the color line in the American League.
- The Dodgers set a new National League attendance record.
- Attendance everywhere is at an all-time high as the post-war baseball boom is in full swing.
- The American League wins the All-Star Game 2-1 at Wrigley Field.
- Hank Greenberg, the American League reigning homer and RBI king, is sold prior to the 1947 baseball season to Pittsburgh for $75,000.
- Greenberg ties for the National League lead in walks (104) in his final season.
- Greenberg persuades Pittsburgh brass to shorten the fences in Forbes Field, which boosts Kiner's career.
- The Red Sox get Vern Stephens and Jack Kramer from the Browns for six players and $310,000.
- Spud Chandler retires holding a major league record for the highest career win pct. (.717) -- minimum 100 career wins.
- Don Black of Cleveland no-hits the A's on July 10.
- Bill McCahan of the A's no-hits Washington on Sept. 3.
- Dan Bankhead of the Dodgers is the first black to pitch in major league.
- Ewell Blackwell wins 16 straight games, a Cincinnati club record.
- A Las Vegas team in the Sunset League hits an OB record 270 home runs.
- Johnny Mize tops the National League in RBI (138), runs (137), and runs produced (224).
- Blackwell leads National League in wins (22), CGs (23), and Ks (193).
- Warren Spahn tops the National League in ERA (2.33), innings (290), and shutouts (seven), and posts 21 wins.
- Athletic Hank Majeski's .988 FA is a new major league record for third basemen.
- The Phils trade Ken Raffensberger and Hugh Poland to the Reds for Al Lakeman.
- The Phils trade Ron Northey to the Cards for Harry Walker and Freddy Schmidt.
- The Red Sox swap Rudy York to the White Sox for Jake Jones.
- Prior to the season, the Dodgers send five players to Pittsburgh for Al Gionfriddo and cash.
- The Pirates send Billy Cox, Preacher Roe, and Gene Mauch to Brooklyn for Dixie Walker and two pitchers.
- In the spring of 1947, the Dodgers train in Cuba for the last time.
- After the 1947 World Series, GM Larry MacPhail is fired by the Yankees for brawling in public.
- Al Lopez retires holding the record for most games at catcher -- 1,918 (since broken).
- Bob Feller tops the American League in wins (20), Ks (196), innings (299), and shutouts (five).
- Detroit's Roy Cullenbine walks in a major league record 22 straight games.
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