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1945 Brooklyn Dodgers season

1945 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Ebbets Field (since 1913)
  • Brooklyn, New York (since 1883)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Branch Rickey, Walter O'Malley, James Lawrence Smith, James & Dearie Mulvey
    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 GB Pct.
    Chicago Cubs 98 56 -- .636
    St. Louis Cardinals 95 59 3 .617
    Brooklyn Dodgers 87 67 11 .565
    Pittsburgh Pirates 82 72 16 .532
    New York Giants 78 74 19 .513
    Boston Braves 67 85 30 .441
    Cincinnati Reds 61 93 37 .396
    Philadelphia Phillies 46 108 52 .299

    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 Sandlock, MikeMike Sandlock 80 195 55 .282 2 17
    1B Galan, AugieAugie Galan 152 576 177 .307 9 92
    2B Stanky, EddieEddie Stanky 153 555 143 .258 1 39
    3B Bordagaray, FrenchyFrenchy Bordagaray
    SS Basinski, EddieEddie Basinski
    OF Walker, DixieDixie Walker
    OF Rosen, GoodyGoody Rosen
    OF Olmo, LuisLuis 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
    Stevens, EdEd Stevens
    Brown, TommyTommy Brown
    Hart, BillBill Hart
    Schultz, HowieHowie Schultz
    Dantonio, FatsFats Dantonio
    Peacock, JohnnyJohnny Peacock
    Owen, MickeyMickey Owen
    Aderholt, MorrieMorrie Aderholt
    Sukeforth, ClydeClyde Sukeforth
    Andrews, StanStan Andrews
    Herman, BabeBabe Herman
    Durrett, RedRed Durrett
    Douglas, JohnJohn Douglas
    Durocher, LeoLeo Durocher 2 5 1 .200 0 2
    Corbitt, ClaudeClaude Corbitt
    Lund, DonDon Lund
    Hayworth, RayRay Hayworth
    White, BarneyBarney White
    Palica, ErvErv 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
    Gregg, HalHal Gregg
    Davis, CurtCurt Davis
    Branca, RalphRalph Branca 16 109.2 5 6 3.04 69
    Herring, ArtArt Herring
    Head, EdEd Head
    Wurm, FrankFrank 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
    Lombardi, VicVic Lombardi
    Seats, TomTom Seats
    Webber, LesLes Webber
    Pfund, LeeLee Pfund
    Chapman, BenBen Chapman
    Hathaway, RayRay 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
    Buker, CyCy Buker 42 7 2 5 3.30 48
    King, ClydeClyde King
    Nitcholas, OthoOtho Nitcholas
    Rudolph, ErnieErnie Rudolph
    Crocker, ClaudeClaude Crocker

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

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    Notes

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