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This page was last updated on March 03, 2001.

Welcome to my replay of the 1947 MLB season. This replay site uses materials from 1947 in an attempt to report this replay in the same manner as the actual 1947 baseball season. All updates are announced on APBA Baseball eGroups List.

This is a continuation from my replay of 1946 - When the Boys Came Home. Any reference to 1946 stats or records here is from that replay. This replay is done with APBA Baseball for Windows by Miller Associates, Inc.  For those of you familiar with the game, Cookie Lopez II is the micromanager and AIM is set at fatigue only as I am using the actual lineups for all of the games. All trades and transactions as reported by Bob Levy in the APBA Journal are made on the actual date. Thank you for visiting my site. Please send me your comments! Please reference this site with your e-mail.

YANKS CHAMPS; WIN 5-2;
MacPHAIL QUITS.
Lindell pinch single lifts Bombers to world's title.

New York, Oct 6 - The New York Yankees captured their 11th World Series title with a 5-2 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers, 5-2, to the thunderous approval of the 72,548 in attendance. And at 3:42 PM, Brooklyn became a borough of three million pallbearers. The Yankees rallied, as they had in the Series itself, with a three run fifth inning to take charge of the game and series. Johnny Lindell provided the heroics with a pinch-hit two-run single to give New York a 4-2 lead in the fifth. Lindell was called up to face the lefty Joe Hatten in place of Yogi Berra. DiMaggio added the final run in the seventh inning on a single scoring Lonny Frey.

     New York drew first blood with Stirnweiss' bullet past fellow second sacker Eddie Stanky scoring Aaron Robinson. Rizzuto followed Robinson toward home, but was cut down by a strong throw from Flatbush Series hero Dixie Walker. The defensive play appeared decisive as Brooklyn plated two runs in the following half inning. The Dodgers loaded the bases against Spec Shea, and manager Bucky Harris turned to veteran ace Spud Chandler. The Georgian missed much time in the season's second half with a back injury. The rust showed against his first batter as Bruce Edwards chopped the ball back to the mound. Chandler fielded and turned home to catch the speedy Jackie Robinson at home. Chandler hurried and threw low past his catcher as Robinson raced home. Carl Furillo followed with a deep fly out scoring Dixie Walker for a 2-1 lead.

   With one out in the sixth, Phil Rizzuto doubled to left off Brooks starter Hal Gregg. Bobby Brown hit for Chandler and single over second base to tie the game at two runs apiece. Stirnweiss pulled a Gregg fastball down the left field line. Hermanski hestated as he appeared to have lost the ball in the sun, however Brown was held at third base. Bert Shotton turned to the lefty Hatten to face Henrich and Berra. After the usually reliable Henrich popped weakly to Stanky, Lindell was called in for Berra and delivered in the clutch. Bevens and Raschi held the Dodgers in check until the ninth when there was a swelling of anticipation as the Dodgers  threatened for the final time. With runners on first and third and one out, Shotton called up Stan Rojek to hit for the pitcher Branca. Rojek, making his first Series appearance, had brought the pennant to Brooklyn with a game-winning hit against the Giants on September 24. Rojek grounded sharply to Stirnweiss, Stirnweiss flipped to Rizzuto, and the Yankee shortstop turned the double play to cap the championship. 

    After the game, Yankee president stunned reporters with news of his immediate resignation. McPhail passed through the post-game celebration in the clubhouse with beer bottle in hand and tears streaming to thank each player. The 59 year old redhead wouldn't offer any other reason for the sudden departure than "poor health". McPhail muttered that probably Dan Topping would succeed him as club prexy.

Turn to page 2 for a Game 7 photo gallery


                     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 -  R   H   E
Brooklyn             0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0 -  2   6   0 
New York             0  0  1  0  3  0  1  0  x -  5  13   1 


Brooklyn              AB  R  H BI  Avg  New York              AB  R  H BI  Avg
E STANKY 2B            3  0  1  0 .200  S STIRNWEISS 2B        3  1  2  1 .375
P REESE SS             4  0  1  0 .367  T HENRICH RF LF        4  0  0  0 .207
J ROBINSON 1B          3  1  0  0 .214  Y BERRA RF             2  0  0  0 .167
D WALKER RF            3  1  2  0 .516   J LINDELL PH LF       1  0  1  2 .231
G HERMANSKI LF         1  0  0  0 .136  J DiMAGGIO CF          4  0  3  1 .417
 E MIKSIS PH           1  0  0  0 .667  G McQUINN 1B           4  0  1  0 .346
B EDWARDS C            4  0  1  0 .185  B JOHNSON 3B           4  0  1  0 .207
C FURILLO CF           2  0  0  1 .250  A ROBINSON C           2  1  1  0 .111
S JORGENSEN 3B         3  0  0  0 .320  P RIZZUTO SS           4  1  2  0 .357
 C LAVAGETTO PH        0  0  0  0 .000  S SHEA P               0  0  0  0 .500
H GREGG P              2  0  1  0 .500   S CHANDLER P          0  0  0  0 .000
 J HATTEN P            0  0  0  0 .000   B BROWN PH            1  1  1  1 .333
 P REISER PH           1  0  0  0 .273   B BEVENS P            0  0  0  0 .500
 H CASEY P             0  0  0  0 .500   L FREY PH             1  1  1  0 .750
 R BRANCA P            0  0  0  0 .000   V RASCHI P            0  0  0  0 .000
 S ROJEK PH            1  0  0  0 .000   A CLARK PH            1  0  0  0 .000
                                         J PAGE P              0  0  0  0 .000
                      -- -- -- --                             -- -- -- --
Totals                28  2  6  1       Totals                31  5 13  5
 
 
Brooklyn                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO BFP  HB   D   T  HR   ERA
H GREGG (L 1-1)           4.1   7   4   4   1   1  19   0   2   0   0 10.38
J HATTEN                  1.2   3   0   0   0   0   7   0   0   0   0  4.90
H CASEY                   0.2   2   1   1   1   0   5   0   0   0   0  2.34
R BRANCA                  1.1   1   0   0   0   1   5   0   0   1   0  6.13
Totals                    8.0  13   5   5   2   2  36   0   2   1   0 
 
New York                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO BFP  HB   D   T  HR   ERA
S SHEA                    3.1   2   2   0   2   1  14   0   0   0   0  4.60
S CHANDLER (W 1-0)        1.2   1   0   0   0   0   7   0   0   0   0  0.00
B BEVENS                  2.0   0   0   0   1   1   6   0   0   0   0  6.00
V RASCHI                  1.0   2   0   0   0   1   4   0   0   0   0  0.00
J PAGE (Sv 1)             1.0   1   0   0   2   0   5   0   0   0   0  3.37
Totals                    9.0   6   2   0   5   3  36   0   0   0   0 
 
 
Left On Base: Brooklyn 7, New York 7 
Double Plays: Brooklyn 2, New York 2 
Doubles: S STIRNWEISS (2); P RIZZUTO (2) 
Triples: A ROBINSON (1) 
Home Runs: none 
RBIs: S STIRNWEISS (8); J LINDELL 2(5); J DiMAGGIO (3); C FURILLO (2); 
     B BROWN (1) 
Stolen Bases: none 
Caught Stealing: none 
Hit by Pitch: none 
Ground into Double Play: B EDWARDS (2); B JOHNSON (2); S ROJEK (1)  

 Background photo is Forbes Field in May, 1947.
Click on your All-Star ticket stub to see the box score from the 15th midsummer classic. See video highlights from Babe Ruth Day across baseball on April 27, 1947. Real Player is also needed for this file which will download to your computer for optimal performance.

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