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NLB - denotes that the player previously exceeded major league rookie limits in the Negro Leagues, but 1947 was considered to be their major league rookie season

Players listed either lost their rookie status as considered by modern standards (< 130 AB, 50 IP or 45 pre-Sept 1 days of service to start season) in this season or if you are looking at the 2021 rookies page then they have not lost their rookie status and are still active professionals.

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Batting

Batting
Rk Name Yrs From To ASG WAR/pos G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Debut Age Tm
1James Abernathy31945194810.229118103132730014112.262.350.291.64228IC
2Cliff Aberson31947194900.163205179254573526002544.251.343.408.751Jul 18, 194725CHC
3Jack Albright11947194700.141112999234025131011.232.303.333.636May 19, 194726PHI
4Frank Baumholtz101947195708.1101938103477450101016551252723038258258.290.342.389.730Apr 15, 194728CIN
5Herman Bell6194019480-0.357170145212831010217.193.278.228.50532BBB
6Yogi Berra HOF19194619651859.6212083647555117521503214935814303026704414.285.348.482.830Sep 22, 194622NYY
7Archie Brathwaite31944194800.610742838358101184457936.264.332.363.69529PS
8Bobby Brown81946195406.85481863161923345262142223791021488.279.367.376.742Sep 22, 194622NYY
9Walter Brown1194719470-0.11913110000000024.000.154.000.154May 16, 194732SLB
10Clarence Bruce2194719480-0.869248232255082114411.216.251.280.53122HG
11Earl Bumpus4194419480-0.244123111112442018111.216.287.288.57533CAG
12Tommy Byrne131943195714.73776556017314326814981038126.238.286.378.663Apr 27, 194327NYY
13Lorenzo Cabrera21947194801.5733242955391186654924.308.366.471.83827NYC
14Scott Cary11947194700.02316131100010023.077.200.077.277May 1, 194724WSH
15Webbo Clarke41946195530.325605771720061011.298.310.333.644Sep 4, 195519CBE
16Joe Coleman101942195510.422340736320661604261022133.182.229.259.488Sep 19, 194224PHA
17Ray Coleman5194719520-1.4559190217292084467433201991920148158.258.318.374.692Apr 22, 194725SLB
18Jim Colzie21946194700.112292626100602.231.286.269.55526IC
19Tom Cooper21947194800.375285238446683132833.277.368.349.716KCM
20Jeff Cross4194219480-0.8119163142222340010462018.162.265.190.456Sep 27, 194228STL
21Charley Davidson4194019480-0.520413800000102.000.050.000.05030NBY
22Butch Davis11947194702.166283262498811123522514.336.379.504.88231BEG
23Sam Dente9194719550-3.374525352320205585781642149916796.252.303.305.608Jul 10, 194725BOS
24Lino Donoso3194719560-0.143635981200140008.203.203.254.458Jun 18, 195524NYC
25Fritz Dorish10194719560-0.73242252041632700410843.157.189.191.380Apr 15, 194725BOS
26Karl Drews8194619540-1.721829225411212005102895.083.173.091.264Sep 8, 194627NYY
27Claro Duany21944194720.5642442162864140230224.296.374.389.76329NYC
28Luke Easter819471954212.259123422081320573732110340658224293.275.355.479.834Aug 11, 194931HG
29Eddie Erautt6194719530-0.4164897529200200819.120.205.147.351Apr 16, 194722CIN
30Ferris Fain919471955527.3115149053930595113921330485704628904261.290.424.396.820Apr 15, 194726PHA
31Gary Gearhart11947194700.273198179264490617111730.246.315.397.711Apr 18, 194723NYG
32Pete Gebrian1194719470-0.22714130000000004.000.000.000.000May 6, 194723CHW
33Bob Gillespie4194419500-0.658565122000100424.039.109.039.148May 11, 194427CHW
34Jim Gilliam1719461966445.02090887275831254201632480656182201111102416.266.360.355.716Apr 14, 195318BEG
35Stanley Glenn6194319480-0.587257229265271127023.227.298.279.57720PS
36Manuel Godínez3194619480-0.115252525000000.200.200.200.40026IC
37Harold Hairston2194619470-0.214201911000001.053.100.053.15325HG
38Clint Hartung61947195201.5196403378429010614430125112.238.285.407.693Apr 15, 194724NYG
39Jim Hearn13194719591-1.34036185484477729361033214.141.190.210.400Apr 17, 194726STL
40Ralph Houk81947195400.191171158124361020001210.272.327.323.650Apr 26, 194727NYY
41Art Houtteman121945195710.23305675133799121237211477.193.214.232.446Apr 29, 194519DET
42Dixie Howell8194719560-1.334010139109822439412931687140.246.314.337.651May 6, 194727PIT
43Hooks Iott21941194700.02629231320040049.130.259.217.477Sep 6, 194127TOT
44Larry Jansen9194719562-1.529169160037901211480039157.150.202.178.380Apr 17, 194726NYG
45Don Johnson7194719580-2.019818515519100700547.058.087.065.151Apr 20, 194720NYY
46Sheldon Jones8194619530-1.426029225712354301301771.136.159.175.334Sep 9, 194625NYG
47Spider Jorgensen51947195103.526787575597201401191075610675.266.359.384.743Apr 15, 194727BRO
48Cecil Kaiser11947194700.116232346100300.261.261.304.56527HG
49Doyle Lade51946195000.9127188164153640011201442.220.281.244.525Sep 18, 194626CHC
50Joe Lafata3194719490-0.7127263236315432534232442.229.303.322.625Apr 17, 194725NYG
51Walt Lanfranconi2194119470-0.23912111000000006.000.000.000.000Sep 12, 194130BSN
52Ralph LaPointe21947194800.5143475433601151001309133534.266.322.296.618Apr 15, 194725PHI
53Paul Lehner7194619520-3.854019351768175455802122197611127118.257.309.364.672Sep 10, 194626SLB
54Buddy Lively31947194900.179696041041030059.167.231.267.497Apr 17, 194722CIN
55Clarence Locke4194519480-0.418383714000001.108.132.108.24036CAG
56Jack Lohrke71947195302.3354104691412522138922969911186.242.327.375.702Apr 18, 194723NYG
57Sherm Lollar1819461963930.11752622053516231415244141558082010671453.264.357.402.759Apr 20, 194622NYY
58Bernell Longest31946194800.534155142234352017212.303.361.366.72728CAG
59Ziggy Marcell7193919480-0.766189163232912012320.178.268.209.47630BEG
60Bill McCahan41946194900.357105961220300900611.208.255.240.494Sep 15, 194626PHA
61Jim McCurine31946194800.032126111122741115012.243.317.324.64126CAG
62John McHale5194319480-0.76412511410221031211929.193.258.281.539May 28, 194325DET
63Clyde McNeal41945194800.247173158193943113113.247.308.329.63718CAG
64Russ Meers31941194700.04318171300010007.176.176.176.353Sep 28, 194128CHC
65Sam Mele101947195601.210463798343740691616839805441514311342.267.328.408.736Apr 15, 194725BOS
66Russ Meyer13194619590-3.43195694842655621250022146.114.154.140.294Sep 13, 194623CHC
67John Miles3194619480-0.235144129192962316012.225.296.372.66824CAG
68Dale Mitchell1119461956219.6112743583984555124416961414034547346119.312.368.416.784Sep 15, 194625CLE
69Les Moss131946195801.5824255022342105527546327615282316.247.333.369.702Sep 10, 194622SLB
70Glen Moulder31946194800.366433741001010015.270.289.324.614Apr 28, 194629SLB
71Eudie Napier51939194802.091305266337685334531.286.367.387.75434HG
72Ray Neil31946194811.0703132814181162229228.288.355.381.73626IC
73Ray Noble71945195301.2198567510601171871474704641.229.299.375.674Apr 18, 195128NYC
74Pedro Pagés2193919470-0.252235204284673124324.225.307.304.61133NYC
75Mel Parnell101947195620.329372966852132172150202994.198.233.234.467Apr 20, 194725BOS
76Gabe Patterson3194119480-0.540155142243134322811.218.279.359.63827TOT
77Warren Peace3194519470-0.115181511000002.067.176.067.24325NE
78Eddie Pellagrini8194619540-2.856315871423167321421320133137128201.226.295.316.611Apr 22, 194629BOS
79Alonzo Perry31946194800.4336559518001905.305.359.356.71525BBB
80Kent Peterson8194419530-1.1147121110310000300231.091.107.091.198Jul 15, 194421CIN
81Dave Philley181941196208.01904700462967891700276728472910163594551.270.334.377.710Sep 6, 194127CHW
82Willie Pope1194719470-0.116343015100101.167.194.200.39428HG
83Vic Raschi101946195540.4269719608451121511500047145.184.243.217.460Sep 23, 194628NYY
84Culley Rikard31941194700.515345639664107195437185848.270.365.374.739Sep 20, 194133PIT
85Eddie Robinson1319421957414.91315489342825461146172241727231012521359.268.353.440.793Sep 9, 194226CLE
86Frazier Robinson5194219480-1.7110335312265564124413.176.212.231.44237BEG
87Jackie Robinson HOF NLB1119451956763.914165941499797215632865514176120076756291.313.410.477.887Apr 15, 194726BRO
88Stan Rojek81942195205.652219601764225470671341223232152100.266.327.326.653Sep 22, 194228BRO
89Bob Romby31946194820.27713412019224021339.183.252.267.51928BEG
90Fred Sanford7194319510-0.3165255229223990110011267.170.212.223.434May 5, 194327SLB
91Spec Shea81947195511.2195338298295884133001963.195.245.258.504Apr 19, 194726NYY
92Ford Smith41941194810.04511710816246111605.222.263.324.58728KCM
93Bryan Stephens2194719480-0.374685957100300617.119.200.136.336May 15, 194726CLE
94Mickey Taborn31946194801.4893232833580200141334.283.366.364.73024KCM
95Tommy Tatum21941194700.381213194205062117731720.258.318.325.642Aug 1, 194127TOT
96Harry Taylor6194619520-0.29013212412204101300226.161.181.210.391Sep 22, 194628BRO
97Bobby Thomson1519461960333.817796961630590317052677426410263833559804.270.332.462.794Sep 9, 194623NYG
98Earl Torgeson1519471961033.116686046496984813182154614974013358980653.265.385.417.802Apr 15, 194723BSN
99Luis Villodas2194619470-0.358171158183462015010.215.266.278.54529BEG
100Clyde Vollmer101942195401.96852288202128350877106933977243328.251.335.402.737May 31, 194225CIN
101Ciscero Warren2194619470-0.317171600000100.000.000.000.00027HG
102Amos Watson3194519470-0.6245351220001001.039.058.039.09721BEG
103Willie Wells5194419480-0.953166148182660014110.176.238.216.45424MRS
104Vic Wertz1719471963427.11862702860998671692289422661178919828842.277.364.469.833Apr 15, 194722DET
105Wally Westlake1019471956114.695834963117474848107331275391930317453.272.345.450.795Apr 15, 194726PIT
106Bill Wight12194619580-2.93475464801955600240124169.115.160.127.287Apr 17, 194625NYY
107Del Wilber81946195400.12997737206717435719115114496.242.286.389.675Apr 21, 194628STL
108Joe Wiley21947194800.143158130152861010215.215.306.277.58328BEG
109Leroy Williams2194719480-0.899373316425863014341.184.279.222.50119NE
110Bob Wilson31947195801.394335305309110133970251.298.353.367.721May 17, 195822NE
111Jerry Witte2194619470-1.952184172112841416001140.163.213.267.481Sep 10, 194631SLB
112Eddie Yost1819441962135.0210991777346121518633375613968272661614920.254.394.371.765Aug 16, 194420WSH

Pitching

Pitching
Rk Name Yrs From To ASG WAR W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP Debut Age Tm
1Walter Brown11947194700.2101.0004.891901300046.05027253281100012021.696May 16, 194732SLB
2Earl Bumpus4194419480-0.225.2865.52147440258.27443361310251021811.79033CAG
3Tommy Byrne131943195716.38569.5524.11281170726512121362.01138688622981037177668542861811.597Apr 27, 194327NYY
4Scott Cary1194719470-0.631.7505.932331610054.27338365200251002591.701May 1, 194724WSH
5Webbo Clarke41946195531.7105.6673.93241861110142.014484624580677105281.423Sep 4, 195519CBE
6Joe Coleman101942195515.95276.4064.3822314055601151134.0117261655292566204441321949931.533Sep 19, 194224PHA
7Jim Colzie21946194700.133.5004.35127030162.07243301280291001231.61326IC
8Charley Davidson4194019480-0.527.2225.44199230091.011971553370193013181.71430NBY
9Lino Donoso31947195602.898.5293.86411814712175.01698675206131031027431.314Jun 18, 195524NYC
10Fritz Dorish101947195608.84543.5113.833234016513248834.185040635558301363321952635781.380Apr 15, 194725BOS
11Karl Drews81946195401.34453.4544.76218107452677826.291349343772332253223531736521.506Sep 8, 194627NYY
12Eddie Erautt61947195301.31523.3954.861642263402379.243424020534179271571641317031.615Apr 16, 194722CIN
13Pete Gebrian1194719470-0.423.4004.482741000566.16140337333172062881.417May 6, 194723CHW
14Bob Gillespie4194419500-1.3513.2785.07582314200202.1223127114810275920119061.606May 11, 194427CHW
15Manuel Godínez31946194800.126.2505.08147340167.17948385120362001571.35126IC
16Harold Hairston2194619470-0.132.6005.05144110146.1503326016017100111.42425HG
17Clint Hartung6194719520-1.12929.5005.0211272232331511.15293192855727120167130822711.565Apr 15, 194724NYG
18Jim Hearn1319471959117.110989.5513.8139622973631081703.21661847721158655556692513472941.359Apr 17, 194726STL
19Art Houtteman1219451957111.38791.4894.14325181917814201555.01646810715136516336394011567131.390Apr 29, 194519DET
20Hooks Iott2194119470-1.539.2507.052691221081.28468647677531033911.849Sep 6, 194127TOT
21Larry Jansen919471956223.112289.5783.582912373010717111765.21751804703190410548422011072911.224Apr 17, 194726NYG
22Don Johnson71947195800.82738.4154.78198706217512631.071237133555285142621131028141.580Apr 20, 194720NYY
23Sheldon Jones81946195306.25457.4863.962601017633412920.090947940588413394133712840241.437Sep 9, 194625NYG
24Cecil Kaiser11947194700.021.6674.70135420146.0613224280201002031.50027HG
25Doyle Lade51946195003.62529.4634.3912664272023537.15832982624622123178721323761.496Sep 18, 194626CHC
26Walt Lanfranconi21941194701.545.4442.963851310170.07226232294190002981.443Sep 12, 194130BSN
27Buddy Lively31947194903.0813.3814.16792717621249.023012911527127249411310751.434Apr 17, 194722CIN
28Clarence Locke41945194800.144.5004.72119260061.08246322200303002531.67236CAG
29Bill McCahan41946194901.81614.5333.84574091720290.22971421241514517600812881.521Sep 15, 194626PHA
30Russ Meers31941194700.933.5003.984341800083.27642375484353083611.482Sep 28, 194128CHC
31Russ Meyer1319461959012.79473.5633.9931921947651351531.11606761679135541356721553665701.402Sep 13, 194623CHC
32Glen Moulder3194619480-0.378.4675.21661137004160.218810593139811501157451.780Apr 28, 194629SLB
33Mel Parnell1019471956227.412375.6213.502892323611320101752.21715797682104758457322834175481.411Apr 20, 194725BOS
34Warren Peace31945194700.352.7144.42136141153.05636262300241011431.62325NE
35Alonzo Perry31946194800.278.4674.8424132510122.213090666590585023571.54125BBB
36Kent Peterson81944195301.71338.2554.951474341715420.143425823133215212081511118851.544Jul 15, 194421CIN
37Willie Pope11947194701.238.2733.641613250089.09349363340571013951.42728HG
38Vic Raschi1019461955416.213266.6673.7226925551062631819.01666828752138727209442684476751.316Sep 23, 194628NYY
39Bob Romby31946194824.9159.6252.724324111537222.01568767010301772047701.16728BEG
40Fred Sanford71943195105.33755.4024.4516498272636744.07684053686739115285311033061.558May 5, 194327SLB
41Spec Shea81947195515.85646.5493.801951185048125943.28494533986649793611921540761.426Apr 19, 194726NYY
42Ford Smith41941194815.2127.6322.22241531332154.012956381490937034611.15628KCM
43Bryan Stephens2194719480-1.2816.3335.16741722304214.222014012320106116960119621.519May 15, 194726CLE
44Harry Taylor61946195203.61921.4754.109044221634357.234418416325201141271021115661.524Sep 22, 194628BRO
45Ciscero Warren21946194700.114.2005.05147510146.15231260220271001571.59727HG
46Amos Watson31945194702.1105.6672.8824155910128.012461412620678045311.45321BEG
47Bill Wight1219461958013.67799.4383.9534719860661581563.0165679168674714295741474568511.516Apr 17, 194625NYY
Totals253194019591919113951328.5124.07556729601316108119622124376.124500126281102118901066362710450513595101044731.714