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The following are the baseball events of the year 1947 throughout the world.  

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American League National League
AVG Ted Williams BOS .343 Harry Walker PHI .363
HR Ted Williams BOS 32 Ralph Kiner PIT &
Johnny Mize NYG
51
RBI Ted Williams BOS 114 Johnny Mize NYG 138
Wins Bob Feller CLE 20 Ewell Blackwell CIN 22
ERA Joe Haynes CHW 2.42 Warren Spahn BSB 2.33
Ks Bob Feller CLE 196 Ewell Blackwell CIN 193


Major League Baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 97   57 .630     --
2nd Detroit Tigers 85   69 .552   12.0
3rd Boston Red Sox 83   71 .539   14.0
4th Cleveland Indians 80   74 .519   17.0
5th Philadelphia Athletics 78   76 .506   19.0
6th Chicago White Sox 70   84 .455   27.0
7th Washington Senators 64   90 .416   19.0
8th St. Louis Browns 59   95 .383   38.0

National League final standingsEdit

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Brooklyn Dodgers 94   60 .610     --
2nd St. Louis Cardinals 89   65 .578   5.0
3rd Boston Braves 86   68 .558   8.0
4th New York Giants 81   73 .526   13.0
5th Cincinnati Reds 73   81 .474   21.0
6th Chicago Cubs 69   85 .448   25.0
7th Pittsburgh Pirates 62   92 .403   32.0
8th Philadelphia Phillies 62   92 .403   32.0

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  • April 27 - before a packed house at New York's Yankee Stadium, it was Babe Ruth Day and babe Ruth himself made an appearance; despite having throat cancer, he spoke to the crowd "the only real game, I think, in the world is baseball". Babe Ruth appeared again at Yankee Stadium on June 13, 1948.

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  • January 15 - Jimmy Sheckard, 68, left fielder and leadoff hitter, most notably for the Chicago cubs
  • January 20 - Josh Gibson, 35, Hall of Fame slugging catcher of the Negro Leagues
  • January 31 - Johnny Kling, 71, catcher for the Chicago Cubs champions of the late 1900s
  • February 24 - Jack Glasscock, 89, brilliant fielding shortstop of the 19th century, and the sixth player to make 2000 hits
  • March 28 - Johnny Evers, 65, Hall of Fame second baseman remembered for his work at the center of the Chicago Cubs' legendary double play combination of Tinker, Evers and Chance, later the NL's MVP with the 1914 "Miracle Braves"
  • May 18 - Hal Chase, 64, star first baseman, an outstanding fielder, who was barred from baseball after a reputed long history of fixing games
  • July 8 - William G. Bramham, 72, president of the minor leagues from 1932 to 1946
  • August 3 - Vic Willis, 71, Hall of Fame pitcher, an 8-time winner of 20 games

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