The following are the baseball events of the year 1947 throughout the world.
Major League Baseball 
Other champions 
Awards and honors 
MLB statistical leaders 
Major league baseball final standings 
American League final standings 
National League final standings 
Negro league baseball final standings 
Negro American League final standings 
- Cleveland Buckeyes won the Pennant.
Negro National League final standings 
- April 27 - It is Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium. Despite having throat cancer, Ruth speaks to the packed house, proclaiming, "The only real game, I think, in the world is baseball."
- July 19 - Hall of Fame Negro League player Willard Brown makes his major league debut with the St. Louis Browns. Brown would only appear in 21 games for St. Louis in his only major league season, batting .179 with one home run and six runs batted in.
- July 20 - With both Hank Thompson and Willard Brown in the starting line-up, the St. Louis Browns become the first major league club to field two black players at the same time. Both players play all nine innings of both games of a doubleheader with the Boston Red Sox.
- August 13 - The St. Louis Browns' Willard Brown clubs a pinch hit two run home run off Hal Newhouser in the eighth inning of the second game of a doubleheader to avoid being swept by the Detroit Tigers. It is the first home run hit in the American League by a black ball player.
- August 20 - Washington Senators relief pitcher Tom Ferrick loses both games of a doubleheader with the Cleveland Indians. While pitching with the St. Louis Browns the previous season, Ferrick won both games of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Athletics on August 4.
- August 26 – Brooklyn Dodgers' Dan Bankhead became the first black pitcher in the majors. He homered in his first major league plate appearance, but didn't fare well on the mound. In 3⅓ innings of relief, he gave up 10 hits and six earned runs to the Pittsburgh Pirates, who won the game, 16–3.
- November 27 - Triple Crown winner Ted Williams (.343 BA, 32 home runs, 114 RBI) is edged out by Joe DiMaggio (.315, 20, 97) for the American League MVP Award by one point. One BBWAA member fails to include Williams anywhere on his ballot.
- 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 (decade)
- February 10 – George Whiteman, 64, outfielder for the 1918 Boston Red Sox World Champions
- 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' double play combination of Tinker, Evers and Chance, later the NL's MVP with the 1914 "Miracle Braves"
- April 2 - Charlie Jones, 72, a fine defensive outfielder with a strong arm, who played for the Boston Americans, Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns between 1901 and 1908
- April 12 - Tom Sullivan, 87, pitcher for four seasons from 1884 to 1889.
- 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 7 - Dick Egan, infielder for the Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Robins and Boston Braves from 1908 through 1916
- July 8 - William G. Bramham, 72, president of the minor leagues from 1932 to 1946
- July 30 - Ed Seward, 80, won 35 games for the 1888 Philadelphia Athletics, and led the league in shutouts and strikeouts.
- August 3 - Vic Willis, 71, 8-time winner of 20 games
- August 21 - King Brady, 66, who pitched with the Phillies, Pirates, and for the Red Sox and Braves Boston teams between 1905 and 1912
- September 8 - Ralph Pond, 59, outfielder who appeared in one game for the 1910 Boston Red Sox
- November 14 - Jack Hoey, 66, outfielder for the Boston Americans/Red Sox in the 1900s (decade)
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