The Team That Forever Changed Baseball and America: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers

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Chapter 1. How the 1947 Team Was Built

Lyle Spatz

The 1947 National
League champions.

Pitchers

HUGH CASET: Taken in the Rule 5 draft from the Memphis Chicks of the Southern Association on October 4, 1938.

JOE HATTEN: Acquired before the 1940 season from the Crookston Pirates of the Northern League.

KIRBY HIGBE: Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies on November 11, 1940, in a trade for pitcher Bill Crouch, pitcher Vito Tamulis, Minor League catcher Mickey Livingston, and $100,000.

WILLIE RAMSDELL: Acquired before the 1941 season from the Big Spring Barons of the West Texas-New Mexico League as part of a Minor League working agreement.

HANK BEHRMAN: Signed as an amateur free agent in 1941.

HAL GREGG: Signed as an amateur free agent in 1941.

VIC LOMBARDI: Signed as an amateur free agent in 1941.

RUBE MELTON: Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies on December 12, 1942, in a trade for pitcher Johnny Allen and $30,000.

REX BARNEY: Signed as an amateur free agent in 1943.

RALPH BRANCA: Signed as an amateur free agent in 1943.

HARRY TAYLOR: Acquired from the St. Paul Saints of the American Association before the 1944 season as part of a Minor League working agreement.

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