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  • Billy Hitchcock

    Returned after 3 years in Military Service after making his debut in 1942, establishing himself as the starting shortstop. 29 year old was purchased mid May by the Senators after appearing in just 3 games for the Tigers, mostly as pinch hitter but once at second base. Established himself as the regular third baseman that season for his new team.
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    • Ned Harris

      Left hand hitter Ned Harris appeared in over 100 games as a starting outfielder for the Tigers in both of his previous 2 seasons in 1942 & 1943. However, he played in just 1 game and his MLB career was over.
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      • Ted Gray

        21 year old, left handed pitcher Ted Gray appeared in 3 games in his debut season, 2 as a starter and one to record a save. Colorization by baseball-birthdays.
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        • Lou Kretlow

          25 year old Lou Kretlow made his Made his Major League debut on Sept. 26th, it was his only game of the year. He was the Tigers starting pitcher, and pitched a winning complete game ending the season with a 3.00 ERA.
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          • Art Houtteman

            18 year old Art Houtteman also only appeared in one game as the starting pitcher. In his case it was not his debut having appeared in 2 games in 1945. For the second year in a row he was the youngest Major League player.
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            • Hal Manders

              29 year old right hand pitcher Hal Manders appeared in 4 Major League games equally split between his first team the Tigers and the Cubs. Previously his most recent MLB experience was with the Tigers in 1942, 1946 marked his final MLB pitching stints.
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              • Rufe Gentry

                28 year old righty Rufe Gentry appeared in just 2 games having pitched over 200 innings in his most recent prior season in 1944. Colorization by Ceej.
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                • 1946 New York Yankees

                  The New York Yankees finished 3rd in the American League, 5 games behind second place Detroit, winning 87 games.

                  Phil Rizzuto

                  28 year old shortstop Phil Rizzuto was the Yankees lead-off batter for the majority of the season. Led American League shortstops in range factor. Spent the previous 3 seasons in the Navy. Undeniably one of the leaders of the team in the clubhouse.
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                  • Originally posted by abravesfan View Post
                    1946 New York Yankees

                    The New York Yankees finished 3rd in the American League, 5 games behind second place Detroit, winning 87 games.

                    Joe Gordon

                    Leadoff batter for the Yankees was 31 year old second baseman Joe Gordon, returning after 2 years absence of military service. Not one of the Hall of Famer's best, at the end of the season he was traded to Cleveland in exchange for Allie Reynolds. Nevertheless Gordon was selected to the All-Star game, where he drove in 2 runs, but ended the season with a .210 batting average. More enthusiastic on the field than at bat.
                    Seems like the Yankees came out on top in that trade in getting Reynolds.

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                    • Reynolds / Gordon Trade

                      Indians fans can point out that a change of scenery did vitalise Gordon's career and he played a huge role in their World Series winning season of 1948. Gordon was a massive favourite of Joe McCarthy who made statements that endorsed him as the greatest all-round player he had ever seen. No doubt McCarthy's departure in 1946 must have had an adverse effect on Gordon. Additionally you can point to the fact that the Indians were not exactly short of pitching and that the acquisition of Gordon's bat in addition to his superb fielding prowess made them a much stronger, balanced squad. The best deals work to the benefit of both teams and the most successful Managers, particularly in the long-term, are successful because they have that attitude rather than to try and screw their counterparts. Incidentally 1948 was the fifth year in a row that the American League was won by a different team and you can point to that 5 year span being one of the strongest in terms of Major League competitiveness.

                      Gordon did start the season as the Yankees lead-off batter but he was demoted to the 8th place role due to his lack of hitting to be replaced by Rizzuto and I will amend the above mistaken post accordingly.
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                      • Snuffy Stirnweiss

                        27 year old Snuffy Stirnweiss was the Yankees second place hitter in 1946. One of 6 Yankees selected to the All star game. The return of Joe Gordon necessitated a positional move for Stirnweiss from second base to third base. Proved to be effective in the field in his new position and ended in the top 5 in many fielding categories as a third baseman. Highest rated base stealer in terms of success rate and finished in the League in total steals. Suffered from a chronic sinus condition as suggested by his nickname. Unable to serve in the Military because of gastric ulcers he was able to seize the second base job when Joe Gordon entered Military Service. Stirnweiss, the defending batting champion, saw his batting average reduced by over 50 points. Died in shocking circumstances when he and more than 30 others lost their lives when the train they were on ran several signals and plunged off an open drawbridge in New Jersey into the river in 1958.
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                        • Tommy Henrich

                          33 year old right-fielder Tommy Henrich was the Yankees third place hitter in 1946 playing in a total of 150 games. Left handed hitter, fourth rated in the League as a clutch hitter and fifth highest in walks. League leader in hit by pitch with 7. Led all right fielders in double play participation and fielding percentage, making just 2 errors. Missed 1943 through 1945 seasons while serving in the Coast Guard. Nicknamed 'Old Reliable' for his clutch hitting, reliable fielding and smart play.
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                          • Joe DiMaggio

                            31 year old centre fielder Joe DiMaggio was the Yankees clean-up hitter. Slugged .511, fourth highest in the AL. Fifth highest in OPS and home runs. Led AL centre fielders in assists and double plays. All-Star game selection, returning after 3 year absence in the Military Service. After the end of this season he undertook surgery required on both his left heel and right elbow to remove bone chips. Colorization by Sal1199.
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                            • Charlie Keller

                              29 year old left fielder Charlie Keller batted fifth for the Yankees. Drove in 101 runs which matched his League leading total in strikeouts, also walked 113 times. Slugged .533 (3rd) and amassed an on-base percentage of .405 (2nd). All-Star selection and finished fourth in runs scored, third in home runs and fifth in total bases including 10 triples. The left handed hitter finished third in OPS with .938 and rated third in total offense behind Williams and Greenberg. In the field led all left fielders in range and putouts. Ignited the AL in the All-Star game with a 1st inning home run which terminated in a 12-0 rout. Highest rated on the team in WAR with 6.1. 1946 was his last notable season as after he was hampered by back issues which restricted his playing time.
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                              • Nick Etten

                                32 year old first baseman batted sixth for the Yankees. Shone during the war years but declined once those away on Service returned.
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