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1946 Washington Senators season

1946 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Griffith Stadium (since 1911)
  • Washington, D.C. (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Clark Griffith and George H. Richardson
    Manager(s) Ossie Bluege
    Local radio WWDC (FM)/WPIX
    (Arch McDonald, Stan Stoller)
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    The 1946 Washington Senators won 76 games, lost 78, and finished in fourth place in the American League. They were managed by Ossie Bluege and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

    Offseason

    • Prior to 1946 season: Dick Weik was signed as an amateur free agent by the Senators.[1]

    Regular season

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    Boston Red Sox 104 50 .675 --
    Detroit Tigers 92 62 .597 12
    New York Yankees 87 67 .565 17
    Washington Senators 76 78 .494 28
    Chicago White Sox 74 80 .481 30
    Cleveland Indians 68 86 .442 36
    St. Louis Browns 66 88 .429 38
    Philadelphia Athletics 49 105 .318 55

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1946 Washington Senators
    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
    1B Vernon, MickeyMickey Vernon 148 587 207 .353 8 85
    OF Grace, JoeJoe Grace 77 321 97 .302 2 31

    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
    Heath, JeffJeff Heath 48 166 47 .283 4 27
    Sanford, JackJack Sanford 10 28 6 .214 0 1
    Goolsby, RayRay Goolsby 3 4 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
    Haefner, MickeyMickey Haefner 33 227.2 14 11 2.85 85
    Newsom, BoboBobo Newsom 24 178 11 8 2.78 82
    Leonard, DutchDutch Leonard 26 161.2 10 10 3.56 62
    Niggeling, JohnnyJohnny Niggeling 8 38 3 2 4.03 10

    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
    Hudson, SidSid Hudson 31 142.2 8 11 3.60 35
    Masterson, WaltWalt Masterson 29 91.1 5 6 6.01 61

    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
    Kennedy, BillBill Kennedy 21 1 2 3 6.00 18
    Curtis, VernVern Curtis 11 0 0 0 7.16 7
    Candini, MiloMilo Candini 9 2 0 1 2.08 6
    Wilson, MaxMax Wilson 9 0 1 0 7.11 8
    Wade, JakeJake Wade 6 0 0 0 4.76 9
    LaMacchia, AlAl LaMacchia 2 0 1 0 16.88 0

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Orlando[4]

    References

    1. ^ Dick Weik page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Jug Thesenga page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Joe Grace page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    External links