1946 Philadelphia Phillies
Also known as the Philadelphia Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)R. R. M. Carpenter
General manager(s)Herb Pennock
Manager(s)Ben Chapman
Local radioWIBG
(By Saam, Claude Haring)
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Offseason

Regular season

For the first time in the 1946 season, the Phillies made use of airplanes to travel between cities in the regular season. The Phillies chartered two planes and returned to Philadelphia from Chicago following the scheduled June 12 game against the Cubs.[2]

In June 1946, the Cleveland American League club was sold to Bill Veeck and a note soon appeared in the Sporting News that the team was considering a spring training move to Tucson, Arizona for 1947. Paul Ficht, secretary of the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce, along with Mayor J.C. House, and City Manager F.L. Hendrix spoke with the St. Louis Browns, Newark Bears, Kansas City Blues, and Phillies about training in Clearwater in 1947. On July 27, 1946, Hendrix announced that the Phillies had accepted Clearwater's invitation to train at Clearwater Athletic Field in 1947 on a one-year agreement.[3]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 98 58 0.628 49–29 49–29
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 60 0.615 2 56–22 40–38
Chicago Cubs 82 71 0.536 14½ 44–33 38–38
Boston Braves 81 72 0.529 15½ 45–31 36–41
Philadelphia Phillies 69 85 0.448 28 41–36 28–49
Cincinnati Reds 67 87 0.435 30 35–42 32–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 63 91 0.409 34 37–40 26–51
New York Giants 61 93 0.396 36 38–39 23–54

Record vs. opponents


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


Roster

1946 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

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 Andy Seminick 124 406 107 .264 12 52
1B Frank McCormick 135 504 143 .284 11 66
2B Emil Verban 138 473 130 .275 0 34
SS Skeeter Newsome 112 375 87 .232 1 23
3B Jim Tabor 124 463 124 .268 10 50
OF Ron Northey 128 438 109 .249 16 62
OF Del Ennis 141 540 169 .313 17 73
OF Johnny Wyrostek 145 545 153 .281 6 45

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
Roy Hughes 89 276 65 .236 0 22
Charlie Gilbert 88 260 63 .242 1 17
Rollie Hemsley 49 139 31 .223 0 11
Vance Dinges 50 104 32 .308 1 10
John O'Neil 46 94 25 .266 0 9
Jimmy Wasdell 26 51 13 .255 1 5
Lou Novikoff 17 23 7 .304 0 3
Ken Richardson 6 20 3 .150 0 2
Danny Murtaugh 6 19 4 .211 1 3
Vince DiMaggio 6 19 4 .211 0 1
Dee Moore 11 13 1 .077 0 1
Charlie Letchas 6 13 3 .231 0 0
Don Hasenmayer 6 12 1 .083 0 0
Granny Hamner 2 7 1 .143 0 0
Hal Spindel 1 3 1 .333 0 1
Glenn Crawford 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Bill Burich 2 1 0 .000 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
Ken Raffensberger 39 196.0 8 15 3.63 73
Oscar Judd 30 173.1 11 12 3.53 65
Schoolboy Rowe 17 136.0 11 4 2.12 51
Blix Donnelly 12 76.1 3 4 2.95 38
Charley Stanceu 14 70.1 2 4 4.22 23
Al Jurisich 13 68.1 4 3 3.69 34
Lou Possehl 4 13.2 1 2 5.93 4
Dick Koecher 1 2.2 0 1 10.13 2
Al Milnar 1 0 0 0 inf 0

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
Charley Schanz 32 116.1 6 6 5.80 47
Tommy Hughes 29 111.0 6 9 4.38 34
Dick Mauney 24 90.0 6 4 2.70 31
Lefty Hoerst 18 68.1 1 6 4.61 17
Hugh Mulcahy 16 62.2 2 4 4.45 12
Dick Mulligan 19 54.2 2 2 4.77 16
Ike Pearson 5 14.1 1 0 3.77 6
Art Lopatka 4 5.1 0 1 16.88 4
Eli Hodkey 2 4.1 0 1 12.46 0

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
Andy Karl 39 3 7 5 4.96 15
Johnny Humphries 10 0 0 0 4.01 10
Charlie Ripple 6 1 0 0 10.80 3
Don Grate 3 1 0 0 1.12 2
Si Johnson 1 0 0 0 3.00 2
Ben Chapman 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
A Utica Blue Sox Eastern League Eddie Sawyer
B Terre Haute Phillies Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Ray Brubaker
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Jack Saltzgaver
C Schenectady Blue Jays Canadian–American League Bill Cronin
C Salina Blue Jays Western Association Ed Walls
D Dover Phillies Eastern Shore League John Lehman
D Americus Phillies Georgia–Florida League Jack Sanford
D Bradford Blue Wings PONY League Leon Riley
D Green Bay Bluejays Wisconsin State League Harry Griswold

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Notes

  1. ^ Stan Lopata at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ "Phils to try planes from Chicago to here". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 11, 1946. p. 24.
  3. ^ Lewis, Allen (March 1986). "Philadelphia '47 '86 Clearwater". 1986 Phillies: Spring Training 40th Year in Clearwater. Clearwater, Florida: Philadelphia Phillies. pp. 4–5.
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References