Boston (N) Braves Clubhouse
Friday, 9/1/1948
Team Stats & Info
Manager: Ken
Record: 70 Wins, 63 Losses, .526 Winning Pct.
Home Record: 39 Wins, 27 Losses
Away Record: 31 Wins, 36 Losses
1 Run Games Record: 18 Wins, 21 Losses
X-Innings Record: 4 Wins, 3 Losses
Record vs LHP: 17 Wins, 23 Losses
Record vs RHP: 53 Wins, 40 Losses
Payroll: $52,465,719 (13th)
Fan Interest: 41/100 (11th)
Batting AVG: .287 (1st)
Homeruns: 156 (7th)
Walks: 466 (16th)
Stolen Bases: 87 (5th)
Runs Scored: 749 (7th)

Pitching ERA: 5.13 (9th)
Opponents AVG: .272 (10th)
HRs Allowed: 144 (8th)
Walks Allowed: 589 (12th)
Runs Allowed: 718 (7th)
Reports & News
Batting Stats
Pitching Stats
Fielding Stats
Ratings Report
Top Prospects
Minor Leagues
Coaching Staff
Salary Report
Financial Report
Financial History
Team History
Team News
Major Transaction News
All Transaction News
Injury News
Player Development
Active Roster
Player#PosBirthdayBatsThrowsAVGHRRBISBOPS 
CATCHERS           
Ray Mueller36C 3/8/1912RightRight.2452210.572 
Ken Sears49C 7/6/1917LeftRight.3067500.797 
INFIELDER           
Ted Kluszewski341B9/10/1924LeftLeft.3104011711.080 
Bruce Campbell751B10/20/1909LeftRight.3532270.858 
George Scharein232B11/21/1914RightRight.255183.669 
Granny Hamner34SS4/26/1927RightRight.30817951.861 
Bob Dillinger493B9/17/1918RightRight.30835548.788 
Buddy Lewis263B8/10/1916LeftRight.32495621.912 
OUTFIELDER           
Hank Leiber93LF1/17/1911RightRight.244371.736 
Johnny Welaj68RF5/27/1914RightRight.2971192.750 
Sid Gordon82CF8/13/1917RightRight.32127962.979 
Danny Litwhiler85RF8/31/1916RightRight.28023740.876 
Andy Pafko66CF2/25/1921RightRight.2153130.628 
Carl Furillo10RF3/8/1922RightRight.31616733.850 
Player#RoleBirthdayBatsThrowsERAWLSWHIP 
STARTERS           
Mel Harder10SP10/15/1909RightRight5.65111001.52 
Dizzy Trout82SP6/29/1915RightRight5.9091601.67 
Spec Shea95SP10/2/1920RightRight10.130003.00 
Allie Reynolds49SP2/10/1917RightRight5.07131101.78 
Dave Koslo38SP3/31/1920LeftLeft5.950001.32 
RELIEVERS           
Al Brazle70MR10/19/1913LeftLeft5.083201.40 
Rankin Johnson68MR3/1/1917RightRight3.503381.28 
Ken Burkhart63MR11/18/1916RightRight4.584311.56 
Johnny Vander meer37MR11/2/1914BothLeft3.4613501.28 
Lefty Wallace35MR8/12/1921LeftLeft4.4712901.41 
Tired Position Players
Granny Hamner
Sid Gordon
Injuries & Disabled List
PlayerStatusRecovery TimeTime on DL leftDiagnosis
Frank BaumholtzOUT3 weeks0 daysBroken Hand
Dave FerrissOUTfull season0 daysTorn Calf Muscle
Bob DillingerDay-to-Day (90%)5 days0 daysTight Shoulder
Jerry LynnOUTfull season0 daysTorn Thigh Muscle
Chet ClemensOUT3-4 weeks0 daysSpasms Back
Tom JordanDay-to-Day (92%)3 weeks0 daysPulled Groin Muscle
Lineups
LINEUP VS RHPPos
1) L B. Lewis3B
2) R B. Dillinger2B
3) R S. GordonCF
4) L T. Kluszewski1B
5) R G. HamnerSS
6) R D. LitwhilerLF
7) L K. SearsC
8) R C. FurilloRF
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LINEUP VS RHP+DHPos
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LINEUP VS LHPPos
1) L B. Lewis3B
2) R B. Dillinger2B
3) R G. HamnerSS
4) R S. GordonCF
5) R C. FurilloRF
6) R D. LitwhilerLF
7) R J. Welaj1B
8) R R. MuellerC
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LINEUP VS LHP+DHPos
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Pitching Staff
Starting Rotation
1) R D. Trout
2) R M. Harder
3) L J. Vander meer
4) R A. Reynolds
5) L L. Wallace
Mopup Reliever
1) R S. Shea
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Middle Reliever
1)
2) R K. Burkhart
3) L A. Brazle
4) L D. Koslo
Setup Reliever
1) R K. Burkhart
2) L A. Brazle

Closer
1) R R. Johnson
E-Mail Messages
Date: Tuesday, 1/31/1948
Subject: Contract offer
FYI- Philadelphia (A) has offered me a better contract!
They offer considerable more money.

Regards,
Bob Lemon



Date: Wednesday, 2/1/1948
Subject: I'll sign elsewhere
Sorry, Philadelphia (A) has made the best overall offer.
I'll sign with them. Good luck this season!

Regards,
Bob Lemon



Date: Monday, 2/6/1948
Subject: Contract offer
FYI- New York (N) has offered me a better contract!
They offer a BIG amount of money!

Regards,
Manny Salvo



Date: Thursday, 2/16/1948
Subject: I'll sign elsewhere
Sorry, New York (A) has made the best overall offer.
I'll sign with them. Good luck this season!

Regards,
Manny Salvo



Date: Saturday, 2/18/1948
Subject: Contract offer
FYI- I still prefer the offer from New York (A).
They offer more than you can even dream about!

Regards,
Orval Grove



Date: Saturday, 2/18/1948
Subject: Your offer sounds good
I have to admit that I like your offer.
So far, it's the best one I've received.

Regards,
Mark Filley



Date: Saturday, 2/18/1948
Subject: Thank you, I'll sign!
Your contract offer is really what I'm looking for.
I'm looking forward to playing with Boston (N)!

Regards,
Mark Filley



Date: Saturday, 2/18/1948
Subject: Your offer sounds good
I have to admit that I like your offer.
So far, it's the best one I've received.

Regards,
Mike Balas



Date: Saturday, 2/18/1948
Subject: Your offer sounds good
I have to admit that I like your offer.
So far, it's the best one I've received.

Regards,
Johnny Vander meer



Date: Wednesday, 2/22/1948
Subject: Thank you, I'll sign!
Your contract offer is really what I'm looking for.
I'm looking forward to playing with Boston (N)!

Regards,
Mike Balas



Date: Wednesday, 2/22/1948
Subject: Fan Reaction
Hello Boss,
Our fans seem to be pleased by the signing of Mike Balas.
The overall fan interest increases slightly.

Sincerly,
Your PR Director



Date: Wednesday, 2/22/1948
Subject: Thank you, I'll sign!
Your contract offer is really what I'm looking for.
I'm looking forward to playing with Boston (N)!

Regards,
Johnny Vander meer



Date: Sunday, 2/26/1948
Subject: I'll sign elsewhere
Sorry, Cincinnati has made the best overall offer.
I'll sign with them. Good luck this season!

Regards,
Orval Grove



Date: Sunday, 4/16/1948
Subject: Sheldon Jones healing process
Sheldon Jones is not recovering as fast as I have
hoped! So expect his injury to last about 7 more days.

Regards,
Team Doctor



Date: Monday, 5/1/1948
Subject: Progress of Preston Gomez
Dear Sir,
Preston Gomez has an AVG of .292 at A !
I believe he is ready for the next level!

Regards,
Scouting Director



Date: Monday, 5/1/1948
Subject: Progress of Sheldon Jones
Dear Sir,
Sheldon Jones is doing pretty good at A !
He has an ERA of 1.29, so you might want
to promote him soon!

Regards,
Scouting Director



Date: Monday, 5/1/1948
Subject: Progress of Slim Emmerich
Dear Sir,
Slim Emmerich has nothing more to prove at AA !
He has an ERA of 3.31 over there, so I think
a promotion wouldn't hurt.

Regards,
Scouting Director



Date: Monday, 5/1/1948
Subject: Progress of Joe Buzas
Dear Sir,
Joe Buzas has nothing more to prove at A !
He has an AVG of .307 over there, so I think
a promotion wouldn't hurt him at all.

Regards,
Scouting Director



Date: Monday, 5/1/1948
Subject: Progress of Ray Poole
Dear Sir,
Ray Poole has an AVG of .314 at AA !
I believe he is ready for the next level!

Regards,
Scouting Director



Date: Friday, 5/5/1948
Subject: Status of Len Okrie
Dear Sir,
Len Okrie shouldn't play at AA !
He has an AVG of .246 over there, that might
be a sign that he has been promoted to soon. You
should demote him before he gets burned.

Regards,
Scouting Director



Date: Sunday, 5/7/1948
Subject: Ray Hathaway healing process
Ray Hathaway is not recovering as fast as I have
hoped! So expect his injury to last about 7 more days.

Regards,
Team Doctor



Date: Sunday, 5/21/1948
Subject: Contract extension question
Dear Sir,
My contract expires after this season.
I would like to resign, so please let's talk!

Regards,
Bill Lefebvre



Date: Sunday, 5/21/1948
Subject: Contract extension question
Dear Sir,
My contract expires after this season.
I would like to resign, so please let's talk!

Regards,
Hank Leiber



Date: Monday, 5/22/1948
Subject: Sheldon Jones healing process
Sheldon Jones is not recovering as fast as I have
hoped! So expect his injury to last about 7 more days.

Regards,
Team Doctor



Date: Tuesday, 5/23/1948
Subject: Contract extension question
Dear Sir,
My contract expires after this season.
I would like to resign, so please let's talk!

Regards,
Hank Borowy



Date: Wednesday, 5/24/1948
Subject: Contract extension question
Dear Sir,
My contract expires after this season.
I would like to resign, so please let's talk!

Regards,
George Scharein



Date: Wednesday, 5/24/1948
Subject: I am a starter...
... so would you please put me in the rotation?
I want to go out there and start for my
team. Please come on, manager!

Regards,
Dave Koslo



Date: Wednesday, 5/24/1948
Subject: Contract extension
Hello,
I just wanted to let you know that I'm
in my last year of the contract.
Are you interested in giving me an extension?
I'd be happy to play for you again next year!

Regards,
Johnny Welaj



Date: Wednesday, 5/24/1948
Subject: Extension?
Hello Sir,
Are you interested in negotiating a contract extension?
You know, I'm in my final year. I'd like to stay here!

Sincerely,
Mel Harder



Date: Thursday, 6/1/1948
Subject: Contract extension
Hello,
I just wanted to let you know that I'm
in my last year of the contract.
Are you interested in giving me an extension?
I'd be happy to play for you again next year!

Regards,
Danny Litwhiler



Date: Saturday, 6/17/1948
Subject: Frank Baumholtz learns new position
Frank Baumholtz has made noteable progress
learning his new position, Leftfield.
I would rate his skills as "9" right now.

Regards,
Your scouting director



Date: Tuesday, 6/27/1948
Subject: Status of Jack Niemes
Dear Sir,
Jack Niemes has an ERA of 8.57 at AA .
I believe he isn't ready yet for that level!

Regards,
Scouting Director



Date: Monday, 7/3/1948
Subject: Joe Rullo learns new position
Joe Rullo has made noteable progress
learning his new position, Third Base.
I would rate his skills as "7" right now.

Regards,
Your scouting director



Date: Wednesday, 7/5/1948
Subject: Extension?
Dear Sir,
I am really enjoying playing for your team.
I would be interested in a contract extension!
How about you?

Regards,
Jim Bucher



Date: Wednesday, 7/12/1948
Subject: Woody Williams learns new position
Woody Williams has made noteable progress
learning his new position, Second Base.
I would rate his skills as "7" right now.

Regards,
Your scouting director



Date: Sunday, 7/16/1948
Subject: Soup Campbell learns new position
Soup Campbell has made noteable progress
learning his new position, Third Base.
I would rate his skills as "1" right now.

Regards,
Your scouting director



Date: Wednesday, 7/26/1948
Subject: Preston Gomez learns new position
Preston Gomez has made noteable progress
learning his new position, First Base.
I would rate his skills as "10" right now.

Regards,
Your scouting director



Date: Monday, 7/31/1948
Subject: Retirement
Dear Sir,
I think it is time to leave the show. It was a great time,
but I feel I have nothing left, so I'm retiring today!

Regards,
Jim Bucher



Date: Thursday, 8/3/1948
Subject: Progress of Red Adams
Dear Sir,
Red Adams has an ERA of 1.69 at A !
I believe he is ready for the next level!

Regards,
Scouting Director



Date: Wednesday, 8/23/1948
Subject: Chet Clemens healing process
Chet Clemens is not recovering as fast as I have
hoped! So expect his injury to last about 14 more days.

Regards,
Team Doctor



Date: Wednesday, 8/30/1948
Subject: Chet Clemens healing process
Chet Clemens is not recovering as fast as I have
hoped! So expect his injury to last about 7 more days.

Regards,
Team Doctor




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