1945 Philadelphia Athletics season

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1945 Philadelphia Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Connie Mack
Manager(s) Connie Mack
Local radio WIBG
(By Saam, Claude Haring, Doug Arthur)
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The 1945 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 52 wins and 98 losses.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 88 65 .575 --
Washington Senators 87 67 .565 1.5
St. Louis Browns 81 70 .536 6
New York Yankees 81 71 .533 6.5
Cleveland Indians 73 72 .503 11
Chicago White Sox 71 78 .477 15
Boston Red Sox 71 83 .461 17.5
Philadelphia Athletics 52 98 .357 34.5

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1945 American League Records

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


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1945 Philadelphia Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 92 300 63 .210 1 25
1B Dick Siebert 147 573 153 .267 7 51
2B Irv Hall 151 616 161 .261 0 50
SS Ed Busch 126 416 104 .250 0 35
3B George Kell 147 567 154 .272 4 56
OF Hal Peck 112 449 124 .276 5 39
OF Bobby Estalella 126 451 135 .299 8 52
OF Mayo Smith 73 203 43 .212 0 11

Other batters[edit]

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
Frankie Hayes 32 110 25 .227 3 14
Joe Burns 31 90 23 .256 0 3

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bobo Newsom 36 257.1 8 20 3.29 127
Russ Christopher 33 227.1 13 13 3.17 100
Jesse Flores 29 191.1 7 10 3.43 52
Lou Knerr 27 130.0 5 11 4.22 41
Don Black 26 125.1 5 11 5.17 47
Steve Gerkin 21 102.0 0 12 3.62 25

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Joe Berry 52 8 7 5 2.35 51

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Harry Davis
B Lancaster Red Roses Interstate League Lena Blackburne
C Martinsville Athletics Carolina League Heinie Manush
D Lexington A's North Carolina State League Jimmy Maus

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lancaster[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frankie Hayes page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Al Simmons page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

External links[edit]