1948 Philadelphia Athletics
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Owner(s)Connie Mack
Manager(s)Connie Mack
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The 1948 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing fourth in the American League with a record of 84 wins and 70 losses.

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 97 58 0.626 48–30 49–28
Boston Red Sox 96 59 0.619 1 55–23 41–36
New York Yankees 94 60 0.610 50–27 44–33
Philadelphia Athletics 84 70 0.545 12½ 36–41 48–29
Detroit Tigers 78 76 0.506 18½ 39–38 39–38
St. Louis Browns 59 94 0.386 37 34–42 25–52
Washington Senators 56 97 0.366 40 29–48 27–49
Chicago White Sox 51 101 0.336 44½ 27–48 24–53


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHA SLB WSH
Boston 14–8 11–12 15–7 14–8 12–10 15–7 15–7
Chicago 8–14 6–16 8–14 6–16 6–16 8–13–1 9–12–1
Cleveland 12–11 16–6 13–9 10–12 16–6 14–8–1 16–6
Detroit 7–15 14–8 9–13 9–13 12–10 11–11 16–6
New York 8–14 16–6 12–10 13–9 12–10 16–6 17–5
Philadelphia 10–12 16–6 6–16 10–12 10–12 18–4 14–8
St. Louis 7–15 13–8–1 8–14–1 11–11 6–16 4–18 10–12
Washington 7–15 12–9–1 6–16 6–16 5–17 8–14 12–10


Notable transactions

Roster

1948 Philadelphia Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Buddy Rosar 90 302 77 .255 4 41
1B Ferris Fain 145 520 146 .281 7 88
2B Pete Suder 148 519 125 .241 7 60
SS Eddie Joost 135 509 127 .250 16 55
3B Hank Majeski 148 590 183 .310 12 120
OF Elmer Valo 113 383 117 .305 3 46
OF Barney McCosky 135 515 168 .326 0 46
OF Sam Chapman 123 445 115 .258 13 70

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
Don White 86 253 62 .245 1 28
Ray Coleman 68 210 51 .243 0 21
Mike Guerra 53 142 30 .211 1 23
Herman Franks 40 98 22 .224 1 14
Skeeter Webb 23 54 8 .148 0 3
Rudy York 31 51 8 .157 0 6
George Binks 17 41 4 .098 0 2
Billy DeMars 18 29 5 .172 0 1
Nellie Fox 3 13 2 .154 0 0
Bob Wellman 4 10 2 .200 0 0
Earle Brucker 2 6 1 .167 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
Phil Marchildon 33 226.1 9 15 4.53 66
Joe Coleman 33 215.2 14 13 4.09 86
Dick Fowler 29 204.2 15 8 3.78 50
Carl Scheib 32 198.2 14 8 3.94 44
Bill McCahan 17 86.2 4 7 5.71 20

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
Lou Brissie 39 194.0 14 10 4.13 127
Wally Holborow 5 17.1 1 2 5.71 3
Bill Dietrich 4 15.1 1 2 5.87 5

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
Bubba Harris 45 5 2 5 4.13 32
Bob Savage 33 5 1 5 6.21 26
Alex Kellner 13 0 0 0 7.83 14
Nels Potter 8 2 2 1 4.00 13

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
A Savannah Indians Sally League Eric McNair
A Lincoln Athletics Western League Jimmie DeShong
C Martinsville Athletics Carolina League Eddie Morgan
C Moline/Kewanee A's Central Association Joe Glenn
D Welch Miners Appalachian League Woody Wheaton
D Federalsburg A's Eastern Shore League Ducky Detweiler
D Moultrie Athletics Georgia–Florida League Joe Antolick
D Lexington Indians North Carolina State League Homer Lee Cox
D Portsmouth A's Ohio–Indiana League George Staller
D Red Springs Red Robins Tobacco State League Red Norris
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Martinsville, Red Springs Moline franchise moved to Kewanee, June 18, 1948

References

  1. ^ Ray Coleman at Baseball-Reference