1944 Cleveland Indians season

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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[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

1944 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

All-Star Game

Lou Boudreau, Shortstop

Roy Cullenbine, Outfielder

Oris Hockett, Outfielder

Ken Keltner, Third baseman (starter)

Farm system[edit]

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[edit]

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

External links[edit]