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Champions

Major League Baseball



Other champions



Awards and honors

MLB Statistical Leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ted Williams BOS .356 Ernie Lombardi BSN .330
HR Ted Williams BOS 36 Mel Ott NYG 30
RBI Ted Williams BOS 137 Johnny Mize NYG 110
Wins Tex Hughson BOS 22 Mort Cooper STL 22
ERA Ted Lyons CWS 2.10 Mort Cooper STL 1.78
Ks Tex Hughson BOS 113 Johnny Vander Meer CIN 186
Ted Williams was MLB Triple Crown winner.

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 103   51 .669    --
2nd Boston Red Sox 93   59 .565   9
3rd St. Louis Browns 82   69 .543   19.5
4th Cleveland Indians 75   79 .487   28
5th Detroit Tigers 73   81 .503 30
6th Chicago White Sox 66   82 .446 34
7th Washington Senators 62 89 .411 39.5
8th Philadelphia Athletics 55 99 .357 48.0


National League final standings

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st St. Louis Cardinals 106   48 .688    --
2nd Brooklyn Dodgers 104   50 .675   2
3rd New York Giants 85   67 .559   20
4th Cincinnati Reds 76   76 .500   29
5th Pittsburgh Pirates 66   81 .449 36.5
6th Chicago Cubs 68   86 .442 38.0
7th Boston Braves 59 89 .399 44.0
8th Philadelphia Phillies 42 109 .278 62.5


Negro League Baseball final standings

Negro National League final standings

Negro National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Washington Homestead Grays 21 11 .656 --
Baltimore Elite Giants 38 22 .633 3
Newark Eagles 18 16 .529 4
Philadelphia Stars 16 18 .471 6
New York Cubans 8 14 .364 8
New York Black Yankees 8 18 .306 10


Events

January-March



April-June



July-September



October-December





  • December 1 - At major league meetings in Chicago, World War II travel restrictions are the order of the day. Owners decide to restrict travel to a three-trip schedule rather than the customary four. Spring training in 1943 will be limited to locations north of the Potomac or Ohio rivers and east of the Mississippi.


Movies



Births

January-March



April-June



July-September



October-December



Deaths

  • January 22 - Louis Santop, 52, star catcher in the Negro Leagues who was among the sport's earliest home run sluggers


  • January 31 - Henry Larkin, 19th century first baseman/manager who hit .303 in 10 seasons with the Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Infants/Indians and Washington Senators




  • May 28 - Charley Bassett, 79, infielder who played from 1884 to 1892. Led the league in fielding percentage three times.


  • June 26 - Gene Stack, 24, minor league pitcher with the White Sox who was the first player on a major league roster to be drafted for WWII service




  • August 3 - Jack Hayden, 61, outfielder for the Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Americans and Chicago Cubs in the early 1900s




  • September 2 - Henry Thielman, pitched from 1902 to 1903 baseball for the New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds and Brooklyn Superbas




  • October 3 - Pinky Hargrave, catcher for the Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns, Detroit Tigers and Boston Braves between 1923 and 1930


  • November 8 - Birdie Cree, 60, outfielder who spent his entire career with the New York Highlanders/Yankees from 1908-1915, while hitting .292 in 742 games




  • November 24 - Frank Owen, 62, pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox from 1901-1908, who posted a 82-67 with a 2,55 ERA


  • November 30 - Slim Love, 52, pitcher who posted a 28-21 record with a 3.04 ERA in six seasons with the Senators, Yankees and Tigers


  • December 5 - Val Picinich, 46, catcher in 1307 games for the Philadelphia Athletics, Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Robins/Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates between 1916 and 1933


  • December 6 - Amos Rusie, 71, pitcher who won 245 games by age 27 in a 10-year career (1889-98), mainly with the New York Giants; led NL in ERA twice and in strikeouts five times, twice topping 300; his powerful delivery was major reason for 1893 change in pitching distance from 50 feet to 60 feet 6 inches



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