1944 Cleveland Indians season

1944 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Alva Bradley
General manager(s)Roger Peckinpaugh
Manager(s)Lou Boudreau
Local radioWCLE · WHK
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Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Browns 89 65 .578 --
Detroit Tigers 88 66 .571 1
New York Yankees 83 71 .539 6
Boston Red Sox 77 77 .500 12
Cleveland Indians 72 82 .468 17
Philadelphia Athletics 72 82 .468 17
Chicago White Sox 71 83 .461 18
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 25

Record vs. opponents

1944 American League Records

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

Roster

1944 Cleveland Indians
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 Buddy Rosar 99 331 87 .263 0 30
1B Mickey Rocco 155 653 174 .266 13 70
2B Ray Mack 83 284 66 .232 0 29
SS Lou Boudreau 150 584 191 .327 3 67
3B Ken Keltner 149 573 169 .295 13 91
OF Oris Hockett 124 457 132 .289 1 50
OF Pat Seerey 101 342 80 .234 15 39
OF Roy Cullenbine 154 571 162 .284 16 80

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
Rusty Peters 88 282 63 .223 1 24
Myril Hoag 67 277 79 .285 1 27
Paul O'Dea 76 173 55 .318 0 13
Jeff Heath 60 151 50 .331 5 33
Norm Schlueter 49 122 15 .123 0 11
Jimmy Grant 61 99 27 .273 1 12
George Susce 29 61 14 .230 0 4
Jim McDonnell 20 43 10 .233 0 4
Russ Lyon 7 11 2 .182 0 0
Hank Ruszkowski 3 8 3 .375 0 1
Steve Biras 2 2 2 1.000 0 2
Jim Devlin 1 1 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
Steve Gromek 35 203.2 10 9 2.56 115
Mel Harder 30 196.1 12 10 3.71 64
Al Smith 28 181.2 7 13 3.42 44
Allie Reynolds 28 158.0 11 8 3.30 84
Jim Bagby 13 79.0 4 5 4.33 12
Vern Kennedy 12 59.0 2 5 5.03 17

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
Earl Henry 2 17.2 1 1 4.58 5
Mike Naymick 7 13.0 0 0 9.69 4
Bill Bonness 2 7.0 0 1 7.71 1
Paul O'Dea 3 4.1 0 0 2.08 0
Red Embree 3 3.1 0 1 13.50 4

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
Joe Heving 63 8 3 10 1.96 46
Ed Klieman 47 11 13 5 3.38 44
Ray Poat 36 4 8 1 5.13 40
Paul Calvert 35 1 3 0 4.56 31
Hal Kleine 11 1 2 0 5.75 13

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Lou Boudreau, Shortstop

Roy Cullenbine, Outfielder

Oris Hockett, Outfielder

Ken Keltner, Third baseman (starter)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Baltimore Orioles International League Alphonse "Tommy" Thomas
A Wilkes-Barre Barons Eastern League Jack Sanford
D Batavia Clippers PONY League Jack Tighe

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Baltimore[1]

References

  1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

External links

Earl Henry

Earl Clifford Henry (June 10, 1917 – December 10, 2002), nicknamed "Hook", was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for two seasons. He pitched two games for the Cleveland Indians during the 1944 Cleveland Indians season and 15 games during the 1945 Cleveland Indians season.

Mickey Rocco

Michael Dominick Rocco (March 2, 1916 – June 1, 1997) was an American professional baseball player. A first baseman, Rocco played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four seasons in the American League with the Cleveland Indians. In 440 career games, Rocco recorded a batting average of .258 and accumulated 30 home runs and 186 runs batted in (RBI).

A native of Minnesota, Rocco began playing professional baseball in 1935, and played in the minor leagues for the next eight years. In June 1943, he was promoted to the Cleveland Indians, and served as the team's everyday first baseman during the war years. After the war ended, Rocco played one more season with the Indians in 1946, then returned to the minor leagues. There, he played primarily in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) until 1952, retiring after attempting to play amateur baseball in Minnesota and being ruled ineligible.

Pat Seerey

James Patrick Seerey (March 17, 1923 – April 28, 1986) was an American professional baseball player. An outfielder, Seerey played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for seven seasons in the American League with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. In 561 career games, Seerey recorded a batting average of .224 and accumulated 86 home runs and 261 runs batted in (RBI).

Born in Oklahoma and raised in Arkansas, Seerey played football and baseball in high school. After graduating, he joined the Cleveland Indians' farm system in 1941, and made his major league debut two-and-a-half years later. He was primarily a starting outfielder the next five seasons for the Indians, but led the league in strikeouts four times. He was traded partway through the 1948 season to the Chicago White Sox, and a month after being traded became the fifth player in major league history to hit four home runs in one game. The following season, he was sent to the minor leagues, and played a few seasons in the farm system for the White Sox before retiring.

Russ Lyon

Russell Mayo Lyon (June 26, 1913 – December 24, 1975) was a Major League Baseball catcher who played for one season. He played in seven games for the Cleveland Indians during the 1944 Cleveland Indians season.

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