1948 Washington Senators season

The 1948 Washington Senators won 56 games, lost 97, and finished in seventh place in the American League. They were managed by Joe Kuhel and played home games at Griffith Stadium. It was the first Senators season to be broadcast on television with Bob Wolff on the booth for gameday broadcasts on WTTG-TV.

1948 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Clark Griffith and George H. Richardson
Manager(s)Joe Kuhel
Local televisionWTTG
(Bob Wolff)
Local radioWWDC (FM)/WPIX
(Arch McDonald, Ray Morgan)
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Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 97 58 .626 --
Boston Red Sox 96 59 .619 1
New York Yankees 94 60 .610 2.5
Philadelphia Athletics 84 70 .545 12.5
Detroit Tigers 78 76 .506 18.5
St. Louis Browns 59 94 .386 37
Washington Senators 56 97 .366 40
Chicago White Sox 51 101 .336 44.5

Record vs. opponents

1948 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 14–8 11–12 15–7 14–8 12–10 15–7 15–7
Chicago 8–14 6–16 8–14 6–16 6–16 8–13–1 9–12–1
Cleveland 12–11 16–6 13–9 10–12 16–6 14–8–1 16–6
Detroit 7–15 14–8 9–13 9–13 12–10 11–11 16–6
New York 8–14 16–6 12–10 13–9 12–10 16–6 17–5
Philadelphia 10–12 16–6 6–16 10–12 10–12 18–4 14–8
St. Louis 7–15 13–8–1 8–14–1 11–11 6–16 4–18 10–12
Washington 7–15 12–9–1 6–16 6–16 5–17 8–14 12–10

Roster

1948 Washington Senators
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

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Other batters

Manager

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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 Jake Early 97 246 54 .220 1 28
1B Mickey Vernon 150 558 135 .242 3 48

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
Tom McBride 92 206 53 .257 1 29
John Sullivan 85 173 36 .208 0 12
Ángel Fleitas 15 13 1 .077 0 1
Jim Clark 9 12 3 .250 0 0
Larry Drake 4 7 2 .286 0 1

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
Early Wynn 33 198 8 19 5.82 49
Sid Hudson 39 182 4 16 5.88 53
Mickey Haefner 28 147.2 5 13 4.02 45

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
Milo Candini 35 94.1 2 3 5.15 23
Earl Harrist 23 60.2 3 3 4.60 21

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
Tom Ferrick 37 2 5 10 4.15 34
Ramón García 4 0 0 0 17.18 2
Cal Cooper 1 0 0 0 45.00 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association George Myatt
B Sherman-Denison Twins Big State League José Rodríguez
B Bridgeport Bees Colonial League Glenn Snyder and Buddy Hall
B Gadsden Pilots Southeastern League Bill McGhee, Jimmy Zinn and Harry Davis
B Charlotte Hornets Tri-State League Joe Bowman
C Havana Cubanos Florida International League Oscar Rodríguez
C Henderson Oilers Lone Star League Guy Sturdy, John Stone, Roland Miller and Mel Hicks
C New Castle Chiefs Middle Atlantic League Bob Crowe, Frankie Pytlak and Carl Miller
D Orlando Senators Florida State League Lou Bevil
D Fulton Chicks KITTY League Fred Biggs, Bud Burns and Ivan Kuester
D Big Spring Broncs Longhorn League Pat Stasey
D Emporia Nationals Virginia League Morrie Aderholt

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Sherman-Denison, Havana[1]

Notes

  1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References

Ramón García (1940s pitcher)

Ramón García García (March 5, 1924 – December 25, 2001) was a Cuban professional baseball player. He appeared in four Major League games as a relief pitcher for the Washington Senators during the 1948 season. Listed at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and 170 pounds (77 kg), García batted and threw right-handed. He was born in La Esperanza, Cuba.

García posted a 17.18 earned run average and did not have a decision in four relief appearances, giving up seven runs on eleven hits and four walks while striking out two in 3⅔ innings of work.

He also pitched in minor league baseball from 1948 through 1953, posting a 49–36 record and a 3.76 ERA in 153 games.García died in La Habana, Cuba, at the age of 77.

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