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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 2022 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 Abernathy31945194810.232130115153030014112.261.341.287.62828IC
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 HOF19194619651859.4212083647555117521503214935814303026704414.285.348.482.830Sep 22, 194622NYY
7Archie Brathwaite31944194800.610843338560103195460939.268.341.374.71529PS
8Bobby Brown81946195406.85481863161923345262142223791021488.279.367.376.742Sep 22, 194622NYY
9Walter Brown1194719470-0.11913110000000024.000.154.000.154May 16, 194732SLB
10Clarence Bruce2194719480-0.872258240245292116412.217.254.283.53722HG
11Earl Bumpus4194419480-0.162181163163742126216.227.300.294.59433CAG
12Tommy Byrne131943195714.73776556017314326814981038126.238.286.378.663Apr 27, 194327NYY
13Lorenzo Cabrera21947194801.5753353065394186656924.307.363.464.82727NYC
14Scott Cary11947194700.02316131100010023.077.200.077.277May 1, 194724WSH
15Eli Chism21946194700.5281029316276401043.290.333.441.77430BBB
16Webbo Clarke41946195530.428676271920061031.306.338.339.677Sep 4, 195519CBE
17Joe Coleman101942195510.322340736320661604261022133.182.229.259.488Sep 19, 194224PHA
18Ray Coleman5194719520-1.3559190217292084467433201991920148158.258.318.374.692Apr 22, 194725SLB
19Jim Colzie21946194700.113302616100502.231.286.269.55526IC
20Tom Cooper21947194800.485326271557783238840.284.380.358.738KCM
21Jeff Cross4194219480-0.8119163142222340010462018.162.265.190.456Sep 27, 194228STL
22Charley Davidson4194019480-0.520413800000102.000.050.000.05030NBY
23Butch Davis11947194702.167288267509112123522514.341.382.509.89231BEG
24Sam Dente9194719550-3.374525352320205585781642149916796.252.303.305.608Jul 10, 194725BOS
25Lino Donoso3194719560-0.143635981200140008.203.203.254.458Jun 18, 195524NYC
26Fritz Dorish10194719560-0.73242252041632700410843.157.189.191.380Apr 15, 194725BOS
27Karl Drews8194619540-1.721829225411212005102895.083.173.091.264Sep 8, 194627NYY
28Claro Duany21944194720.5642442172865131231221.300.374.396.77129NYC
29Luke Easter819471954212.259423552092325578742110441358225293.276.356.481.837Aug 11, 194931HG
30Eddie Erautt6194719530-0.4164897529200200819.120.205.147.351Apr 16, 194722CIN
31Ferris Fain919471955527.2115149053930595113921330485704628904261.290.424.396.820Apr 15, 194726PHA
32Gary Gearhart11947194700.273198179264490617111730.246.315.397.711Apr 18, 194723NYG
33Pete Gebrian1194719470-0.22714130000000004.000.000.000.000May 6, 194723CHW
34Bob Gillespie4194419500-0.658565122000100424.039.109.039.148May 11, 194427CHW
35Jim Gilliam1719461966445.12094888775991255202132580656252191111102416.266.360.355.716Apr 14, 195318BEG
36Stanley Glenn6194319480-0.589263233275472129024.232.304.292.59520PS
37Manuel Godínez31946194800.015272525000001.200.231.200.43126IC
38Clint Hartung61947195201.6196403378429010614430125112.238.285.407.693Apr 15, 194724NYG
39Jim Hearn13194719591-1.34036185484477729361033214.141.190.210.400Apr 17, 194726STL
40Sam Hill31946194820.6431891693750100116312.296.357.373.73021CAG
41Ralph Houk81947195400.191171158124361020001210.272.327.323.650Apr 26, 194727NYY
42Art Houtteman121945195710.23305675133799121237211477.193.214.232.446Apr 29, 194519DET
43Dixie Howell8194719560-1.334010139109822439412931687140.246.314.337.651May 6, 194727PIT
44Hooks Iott21941194700.02629231320040049.130.259.217.477Sep 6, 194127TOT
45Larry Jansen9194719562-1.529169160037901211480039157.150.202.178.380Apr 17, 194726NYG
46Don Johnson7194719580-2.019818515519100700547.058.087.065.151Apr 20, 194720NYY
47Sheldon Jones8194619530-1.426029225712354301301771.136.159.175.334Sep 9, 194625NYG
48Spider Jorgensen51947195103.526787575597201401191075610675.266.359.384.743Apr 15, 194727BRO
49Cecil Kaiser21946194700.118272747100400.259.259.296.55627HG
50Leon Kellman31946194821.048194154304562126628.292.426.377.80328CBE
51Doyle Lade51946195000.9127188164153640011201442.220.281.244.525Sep 18, 194626CHC
52Joe Lafata3194719490-0.7127263236315432534232442.229.303.322.625Apr 17, 194725NYG
53Walt Lanfranconi2194119470-0.23912111000000006.000.000.000.000Sep 12, 194130BSN
54Ralph LaPointe21947194800.5143475433601151001309133534.266.322.296.618Apr 15, 194725PHI
55Paul Lehner7194619520-3.854019351768175455802122197611127118.257.309.364.672Sep 10, 194626SLB
56Buddy Lively31947194900.179696041041030059.167.231.267.497Apr 17, 194722CIN
57Clarence Locke5194419480-0.423444326110201.140.159.209.36836CAG
58Jack Lohrke71947195302.3354104691412522138922969911186.242.327.375.702Apr 18, 194723NYG
59Sherm Lollar1819461963930.11752622053516231415244141558082010671453.264.357.402.759Apr 20, 194622NYY
60Bernell Longest31946194800.746206186275472023416.290.359.349.70928CAG
61Ziggy Marcell6193919480-0.664182156222812012320.179.273.212.48430BEG
62Bill McCahan41946194900.357105961220300900611.208.255.240.494Sep 15, 194626PHA
63Jim McCurine31946194800.042157140123152118012.221.283.307.59026CAG
64John McHale5194319480-0.76412511410221031211929.193.258.281.539May 28, 194325DET
65Clyde McNeal41945194800.358214196264855118116.245.305.337.64218CAG
66Russ Meers31941194700.04318171300010007.176.176.176.353Sep 28, 194128CHC
67Sam Mele101947195601.310463798343740691616839805441514311342.267.328.408.736Apr 15, 194725BOS
68Russ Meyer13194619590-3.43195694842655621250022146.114.154.140.294Sep 13, 194623CHC
69John Miles3194619480-0.144173156223872421115.244.314.391.70524CAG
70Dale Mitchell1119461956219.5112743583984555124416961414034547346119.312.368.416.784Sep 15, 194625CLE
71Les Moss131946195801.5824255022342105527546327615282316.247.333.369.702Sep 10, 194622SLB
72Glen Moulder31946194800.366433741001010015.270.289.324.614Apr 28, 194629SLB
73Eudie Napier51939194802.094313274337785336530.281.360.380.74034HG
74Ray Noble71945195301.2201577519621232271474704741.237.306.387.694Apr 18, 195128NYC
75Pedro Pagés2193919470-0.252235204284673124324.225.307.304.61133NYC
76Mel Parnell101947195620.329372966852132172150202994.198.233.234.467Apr 20, 194725BOS
77Gabe Patterson3194119480-0.542163150243334322811.220.278.353.63127TOT
78Warren Peace3194519470-0.115181611000002.063.167.063.22925NE
79Frank Pearson41945194800.016323014000201.133.161.133.29527MRS
80Eddie Pellagrini8194619540-2.856315871423167321421320133137128201.226.295.316.611Apr 22, 194629BOS
81Alonzo Perry31946194800.4326559517001805.288.344.339.68325BBB
82Kent Peterson8194419530-1.1147121110310000300231.091.107.091.198Jul 15, 194421CIN
83Dave Philley181941196207.91904700462967891700276728472910163594551.270.334.377.710Sep 6, 194127CHW
84Willie Pope1194719470-0.116343015100101.167.194.200.39428HG
85Vic Raschi101946195540.4269719608451121511500047145.184.243.217.460Sep 23, 194628NYY
86Culley Rikard31941194700.415345639664107195437185848.270.365.374.739Sep 20, 194133PIT
87Eddie Robinson1319421957414.81315489342825461146172241727231012521359.268.353.440.793Sep 9, 194226CLE
88Frazier Robinson5194219480-1.5128386360346775232516.186.223.250.47337BEG
89Jackie Robinson HOF NLB1119451956763.814165941499797215632865514176120076756291.313.410.477.887Apr 15, 194726BRO
90Stan Rojek81942195205.652219601764225470671341223232152100.266.327.326.653Sep 22, 194228BRO
91Bob Romby31946194820.27813912519234021339.184.250.264.51428BEG
92Fred Sanford7194319510-0.3165255229223990110011267.170.212.223.434May 5, 194327SLB
93Spec Shea81947195511.2195338298295884133001963.195.245.258.504Apr 19, 194726NYY
94Bryan Stephens2194719480-0.374685957100300617.119.200.136.336May 15, 194726CLE
95Riley Stewart31946194800.020373447010103.206.270.265.53528CAG
96Mickey Taborn31946194801.51043733264191220145338.279.361.356.71724KCM
97Tommy Tatum21941194700.381213194205062117731720.258.318.325.642Aug 1, 194127TOT
98Harry Taylor6194619520-0.29013212412204101300226.161.181.210.391Sep 22, 194628BRO
99Bobby Thomson1519461960333.817796961630590317052677426410263833559804.270.332.462.794Sep 9, 194623NYG
100Earl Torgeson1519471961033.116686046496984813182154614974013358980653.265.385.417.802Apr 15, 194723BSN
101Luis Villodas2194619470-0.359176161193453122012.211.270.298.56829BEG
102Clyde Vollmer101942195401.96852288202128350877106933977243328.251.335.402.737May 31, 194225CIN
103Amos Watson3194519470-0.6245351220001001.039.058.039.09721BEG
104Willie Wells5194419480-0.768207185233490016212.184.245.232.47724MRS
105Vic Wertz1719471963427.11862702860998671692289422661178919828842.277.364.469.833Apr 15, 194722DET
106Wally Westlake1019471956114.795834963117474848107331275391930317453.272.345.450.795Apr 15, 194726PIT
107Bill Wight12194619580-2.93475464801955600240124169.115.160.127.287Apr 17, 194625NYY
108Del Wilber81946195400.12997737206717435719115114496.242.286.389.675Apr 21, 194628STL
109Joe Wiley11947194700.243160132152861013215.212.302.273.57528BEG
110Leroy Williams2194719480-0.999372317425863115439.183.275.230.50519NE
111Bob Wilson31947195801.394334304309110134080251.299.355.368.723May 17, 195822NE
112Jerry Witte2194619470-1.952184172112841416001140.163.213.267.481Sep 10, 194631SLB
113Eddie Yost1819441962135.0210991777346121518633375613968272661614920.254.394.371.765Aug 16, 194420WSH
Totals6951939196685439.43904313261711596815879304634844103626451521912768051380611584.263.344.391.735

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 Bumpus4194419480-0.137.3005.561910660289.011165551501442024241.80933CAG
3Tommy Byrne131943195716.38569.5524.11281170726512121362.01138688622981037177668542861811.597Apr 27, 194327NYY
4Scott Cary1194719470-0.631.7505.932331610054.27338365200251002591.701May 1, 194724WSH
5Webbo Clarke41946195531.9116.6473.76261971110155.215791656640757107001.420Sep 4, 195519CBE
6Joe Coleman101942195515.95276.4064.3822314055601151134.0117261655292566204441321949931.533Sep 19, 194224PHA
7Jim Colzie2194619470-0.434.4295.43137440166.18752402300330013141.76426IC
8Charley Davidson4194019480-0.628.2005.50199330093.112573574352203014351.71430NBY
9Lino Donoso31947195602.898.5293.86411814712175.01698675206131031027431.314Jun 18, 195524NYC
10Fritz Dorish101947195608.74543.5113.833234016513248834.185040635558301363321952635781.380Apr 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 Godínez31946194800.226.2504.98147440068.28348386110373003041.36926IC
16Clint Hartung6194719520-1.12929.5005.0211272232331511.15293192855727120167130822711.565Apr 15, 194724NYG
17Jim Hearn1319471959117.110989.5513.8139622973631081703.21661847721158655556692513472941.359Apr 17, 194726STL
18Art Houtteman1219451957111.28791.4894.14325181917814201555.01646810715136516336394011567131.390Apr 29, 194519DET
19Hooks Iott2194119470-1.539.2507.052691221081.28468647677531033911.849Sep 6, 194127TOT
20Larry Jansen919471956223.112289.5783.582912373010717111765.21751804703190410548422011072911.224Apr 17, 194726NYG
21Don Johnson71947195800.82738.4154.78198706217512631.071237133555285142621131028141.580Apr 20, 194720NYY
22Sheldon Jones81946195306.25457.4863.962601017633412920.090947940588413394133712840241.437Sep 9, 194625NYG
23Cecil Kaiser21946194700.431.7504.21156520157.27036272120291002501.42227HG
24Doyle Lade51946195003.62529.4634.3912664272023537.15832982624622123178721323761.496Sep 18, 194626CHC
25Walt Lanfranconi21941194701.545.4442.963851310170.07226232294190002981.443Sep 12, 194130BSN
26Buddy Lively31947194903.0813.3814.16792717621249.023012911527127249411310751.434Apr 17, 194722CIN
27Clarence Locke5194419480-0.445.4445.40139360063.18854382220303003051.73736CAG
28Bill McCahan41946194901.81614.5333.84574091720290.22971421241514517600812881.521Sep 15, 194626PHA
29Russ Meers31941194700.933.5003.984341800083.27642375484353083611.482Sep 28, 194128CHC
30Russ Meyer1319461959012.79473.5633.9931921947651351531.11606761679135541356721553665701.402Sep 13, 194623CHC
31Glen Moulder3194619480-0.378.4675.21661137004160.218810593139811501157451.780Apr 28, 194629SLB
32Mel Parnell1019471956227.412375.6213.502892323611320101752.21715797682104758457322834175481.411Apr 20, 194725BOS
33Warren Peace31945194700.542.6674.50136541152.05833262280262012411.65425NE
34Frank Pearson41945194800.836.3333.93158240075.28345331150351003251.29527MRS
35Alonzo Perry31946194800.877.5004.9623136510118.012781657590566125511.57625BBB
36Kent Peterson81944195301.61338.2554.951474341715420.143425823133215212081511118851.544Jul 15, 194421CIN
37Willie Pope11947194701.238.2733.641613250089.09349363340571013951.42728HG
38Vic Raschi1019461955416.213266.6673.7226925551062631819.01666828752138727209442684476751.316Sep 23, 194628NYY
39Bob Romby31946194824.7179.6542.744427141636230.11689170211001832059561.20728BEG
40Fred Sanford71943195105.33755.4024.4516498272636744.07684053686739115285311033061.558May 5, 194327SLB
41Spec Shea81947195515.85646.5493.801951185048125943.28494533986649793611921540761.426Apr 19, 194726NYY
42Bryan Stephens2194719480-1.2816.3335.16741722304214.222014012320106116960119621.519May 15, 194726CLE
43Riley Stewart31946194800.024.3335.85177840180.09667523330383063741.61328CAG
44Harry Taylor61946195203.61921.4754.109044221634357.234418416325201141271021115661.524Sep 22, 194628BRO
45Amos Watson31945194702.1105.6672.8224155910127.212060402630688045601.43321BEG
46Bill Wight1219461958013.67799.4383.9534719860661581563.0165679168674714295741474568511.516Apr 17, 194625NYY
Totals2541940195918186.613881330.5114.09555929571339107819321624353.224545126631106019011066063010435511605151060191.714