1945 Brooklyn Dodgers season Article

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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 radio WHN
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

Opening Day lineup
Name Position
Frenchy Bordagaray Left fielder
Luis Olmo Center fielder
Augie Galan First baseman
Dixie Walker Right fielder
Bill Hart Third baseman
Mickey Owen Catcher
Mike Sandlock Shortstop
Leo Durocher Second baseman
Curt Davis Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

1945 Brooklyn Dodgers
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 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
SS Eddie Basinski
OF Dixie Walker
OF Goody Rosen
OF Luis Olmo

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
Tommy Brown
Bill Hart
Howie Schultz
Fats Dantonio
Johnny Peacock
Mickey Owen
Morrie Aderholt
Clyde Sukeforth
Stan Andrews
Babe Herman
Red Durrett
John Douglas
Leo Durocher 2 5 1 .200 0 2
Claude Corbitt
Don Lund
Ray Hayworth
Barney White
Erv Palica

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
Curt Davis
Ralph Branca 16 109.2 5 6 3.04 69
Art Herring
Ed Head
Frank Wurm

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
Tom Seats
Les Webber
Lee Pfund
Ben Chapman
Ray Hathaway

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
Otho Nitcholas
Ernie Rudolph
Claude Crocker

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Montreal Royals International League Bruno Betzel
AA St. Paul Saints American Association Ray Blades
A1 Mobile Bears Southern Association Clay Hopper
B Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League Jake Pitler
B Trenton Packers Interstate League Walter Alston
D Olean Oilers Pennsylvania–Ontario–New York League John Fitzpatrick
D Zanesville Dodgers Ohio–Indiana League Jack Knight
Morris Mikesell
Ray Hayworth
Eric McNair
Clay Bryant

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Mobile, Zanesville

Notes

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