1947 Philadelphia Athletics Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 78-76
Finished 5th in the AL
Attendance: 934,300, Avg. 14,598
Ballpark: Shibe Park
Manager: Connie Mack (78-76)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1947 Philadelphia Athletics Statistics
1947 Philadelphia Athletics Results

The Philadelphia Athletics of the American League ended the 1947 season with a record of 78 wins and 76 losses, finishing fifth in the AL.

The Athletics scored 633 runs and surrendered 614 runs. Sam Chapman led Philadelphia with 14 home runs and drove in 83 runs. Barney McCosky paced hitters with significant playing time with a .328 average. Phil Marchildon topped the team with 19 wins, while Dick Fowler recorded a 2.81 ERA, best among regularly-used pitchers.

Connie Mack coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Dick Adams1BRLApril 8, 19206'0"185Tuolumne, CA USA
George BinksRFLLJuly 11, 19146'0"175Chicago, IL USA
Lou BrissiePLLJune 5, 19246'4"210Anderson, SC USA
Sam ChapmanCFRRApril 11, 19166'0"180Tiburon, CA USA
Russ ChristopherPRRSeptember 12, 19176'3"170Richmond, CA USA
Joe ColemanPRRJuly 30, 19226'2"200Medford, MA USA
Pat Cooper1BRRNovember 26, 19176'3"180Albemarle, NC USA
Bill DietrichPRRMarch 29, 19106'0"185Philadelphia, PA USA
Ferris Fain1BLLMarch 29, 19215'11"180San Antonio, TX USA
Jesse FloresPRRNovember 2, 19145'10"175Guadalajara, Ja Mexico
Dick FowlerPRRMarch 30, 19216'4"215Toronto, ON CAN
Nellie Fox2BLRDecember 25, 19275'10"160St. Thomas, PA USA
Herman FranksCLRJanuary 4, 19145'10"187Price, UT USA
Mike GuerraCRROctober 11, 19125'10"155La Habana, La Cuba
Gene Handley2BRRNovember 25, 19145'10"165Kennett, MO USA
Eddie JoostSSRRJune 5, 19166'0"175San Francisco, CA USA
Tom KirkPLLSeptember 27, 19275'10"182Philadelphia, PA USA
Austin KnickerbockerRFRROctober 15, 19185'11"185Bangall, NY USA
Chet LaabsLFRRApril 30, 19125'8"175Milwaukee, WI USA
Hank Majeski3BRRDecember 13, 19165'9"174Staten Island, NY USA
Phil MarchildonPRROctober 25, 19135'10"170Penetanguishene, ON CAN
Bill McCahanPRRJune 7, 19215'11"200Philadelphia, PA USA
Barney McCoskyLFLRApril 11, 19176'1"184Coal Run, PA USA
Ray PoolePLRJanuary 16, 19206'0"180Salisbury, NC USA
Don Richmond3BLROctober 27, 19196'1"175Gillett, PA USA
Buddy RosarCRRJuly 3, 19145'9"190Buffalo, NY USA
Mickey Rutner3BRRMarch 18, 19195'11"190Hempstead, NY USA
Bob SavagePRRDecember 1, 19216'2"180Manchester, NH USA
Carl ScheibPRRJanuary 1, 19276'1"192Gratz, PA USA
Pete Suder2BRRApril 16, 19166'0"175Aliquippa, PA USA
Elmer ValoRFLRMarch 5, 19215'11"190Rybnik, Pl Czech Republic