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The following are the baseball events of the year 1947 throughout the world.
Major League Baseball
- World Series: New York Yankees over Brooklyn Dodgers (4-3)
- All-Star Game, July 8 at Wrigley Field: American League, 2-1
- First College World Series: California
- First Little League World Series: Maynard, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
- Negro League World Series: New York Cubans over Cleveland Buckeyes (4-1)
- Negro League Baseball All-Star Game: West, 5-2
- All-American Girls Professional Baseball League: Grand Rapids Chicks over Muskegon Lassies
Awards and honors
- Most Valuable Player
- Rookie of the Year
- Jackie Robinson (ML)
- The Sporting News Player of the Year Award
- The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award
MLB Statistical Leaders
- AL Triple Crown Winner.
Major League Baseball final standings
American League final standings
|1st||New York Yankees||97||57||.630||--|
|3rd||Boston Red Sox||83||71||.539||14.0|
|6th||Chicago White Sox||70||84||.455||27.0|
|8th||St. Louis Browns||59||95||.383||38.0|
National League final standings
|2nd||St. Louis Cardinals||89||65||.578||5.0|
|4th||New York Giants||81||73||.526||13.0|
- April 15 - baseball's color line is officially broken forever when Jackie Robinson makes his Major League debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field.
- April 27 - before a packed house at New York's Yankee Stadium, it was Babe Ruth Day and Ruth himself made an appearance; despite having throat cancer, he spoke to the crowd "the only real game, I think, in the world is baseball".
- January 31 - Nolan Ryan
- March 5 - Kent Tekulve
- May 26 - Darrell Evans
- June 7 - Thurman Munson
- November 19 - Bob Boone
- December 7 - Johnny Bench
- December 26 - Carlton Fisk
- January 15 - Jimmy Sheckard, 68, left fielder and leadoff hitter, most notably for the Chicago Cubs
- January 20 - Josh Gibson, 35, star catcher of the Negro Leagues
- January 31 - Johnny Kling, 71, catcher for the Chicago Cubs champions of the late 1900s
- February 24 - Jack Glasscock, 89, brilliant fielding shortstop of the 19th century, and the sixth player to make 2000 hits
- March 28 - Johnny Evers, 65, Hall of Fame second baseman remembered for his work at the center of the Chicago Cubs' legendary double play combination of Tinker, Evers and Chance, later the NL's MVP with the 1914 "Miracle Braves"
- May 18 - Hal Chase, 64, star first baseman, an outstanding fielder, who was barred from baseball after a reputed long history of fixing games
- July 8 - William G. Bramham, 72, president of the minor leagues from 1932 to 1946
- August 3 - Vic Willis, 71, 8-time winner of 20 games