1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Season
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1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Season

1945 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)James & Dearie Mulvey, Walter O'Malley, Branch Rickey, John L. Smith
General manager(s)Branch Rickey
Manager(s)Leo Durocher
Local radioWHN
Red Barber, Connie Desmond
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As World War II was drawing to a close, the 1945 Brooklyn Dodgers finished 11 games back in third place in the National League race.

Offseason

Regular season

Eddie Stanky led the NL in runs scored with 128 in 1945, when he drew a then-record 148 walks.[3]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 98 56 0.636 -- 49-26 49-30
St. Louis Cardinals 95 59 0.617 3 48-29 47-30
Brooklyn Dodgers 87 67 0.565 11 48-30 39-37
Pittsburgh Pirates 82 72 0.532 16 45-34 37-38
New York Giants 78 74 0.513 19 47-30 31-44
Boston Braves 67 85 0.441 30 36-38 31-47
Cincinnati Reds 61 93 0.396 37 36-41 25-52
Philadelphia Phillies 46 108 0.299 52 22-55 24-53

Record vs. opponents

1945 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston -- 9-13-1 7-15 10-12 10-10-2 14-8 7-15 10-12
Brooklyn 13-9-1 -- 8-14-1 11-11 15-7 19-3 12-10 9-13
Chicago 15-7 14-8-1 -- 21-1 11-11 17-5 14-8 6-16
Cincinnati 12-10 11-11 1-21 -- 6-16 12-10 10-12 9-13
New York 10-10-2 7-15 11-11 16-6 -- 17-5 11-11 6-16
Philadelphia 8-14 3-19 5-17 10-12 5-17 -- 6-16 9-13
Pittsburgh 15-7 10-12 8-14 12-10 11-11 16-6 -- 10-12-1
St. Louis 12-10 13-9 16-6 13-9 16-6 13-9 12-10-1 --


Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

Player stats

Batting

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 Mike Sandlock 80 195 55 .282 2 17
1B Augie Galan 152 576 177 .307 9 92
2B Eddie Stanky 153 555 143 .258 1 39
3B Frenchy Bordagaray 113 273 70 .256 2 49
SS Eddie Basinski 108 336 88 .262 0 33
OF Dixie Walker 154 607 182 .300 8 124
OF Goody Rosen 145 606 197 .325 12 75
OF Luis Olmo 141 556 174 .313 10 110

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
Ed Stevens 55 201 55 .274 4 29
Tommy Brown 57 196 48 .245 2 19
Bill Hart 58 161 37 .230 3 27
Howie Schultz 39 142 34 .239 1 19
Fats Dantonio 47 128 32 .250 0 12
Johnny Peacock 48 110 28 .255 0 14
Mickey Owen 24 84 24 .286 0 11
Morrie Aderholt 39 60 13 .217 0 6
Clyde Sukeforth 18 51 15 .294 0 1
Stan Andrews 21 49 8 .163 0 2
Babe Herman 37 34 9 .265 1 9
Red Durrett 8 16 2 .125 0 0
John Douglas 5 9 0 .000 0 0
Leo Durocher 2 5 1 .200 0 2
Claude Corbitt 2 4 2 .500 0 0
Don Lund 4 3 0 .000 0 0
Ray Hayworth 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Barney White 4 1 0 .000 0 0
Erv Palica 2 0 0 --- 0 0

Pitching

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
Hal Gregg 42 254.1 18 13 3.47 139
Curt Davis 24 149.2 10 10 3.25 39
Art Herring 22 124 7 4 3.48 34
Ralph Branca 16 109.2 5 6 3.04 69

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
Vic Lombardi 38 203.2 10 11 3.31 64
Tom Seats 31 121.2 10 7 4.36 44
Les Webber 17 75.1 7 3 3.58 30
Lee Pfund 15 62.1 3 2 5.20 27
Ben Chapman 10 53.2 3 3 5.53 23
Ray Hathaway 4 9 0 1 4.00 3

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
Cy Buker 42 7 2 5 3.30 48
Clyde King 42 5 5 3 4.09 29
Otho Nitcholas 7 1 0 0 5.30 4
Ernie Rudolph 7 1 0 0 5.19 3
Claude Crocker 1 0 0 1 0.00 1

Awards and honors

Farm system

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Mobile, Zanesville

Notes

  1. ^ Carden Gillenwater page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Whit Wyatt page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ "Eddie Stanky at Baseball Library". Archived from the original on May 28, 2007. Retrieved 2008.
  4. ^ Ben Chapman page at Baseball Reference

References

External links


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