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The 1941 season of the National League was the sixty-sixth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 Brooklyn Dodgers 157 100 54 3 .637 -.- 800 (5.10) 581 (3.70) 0.272 0.344 0.405 3.14 0.974
2 St. Louis Cardinals 155 97 56 2 .626 2.5 734 (4.74) 589 (3.80) 0.272 0.337 0.377 3.19 0.973
3 Cincinnati Reds 154 88 66 0 .571 12.0 616 (4.00) 564 (3.66) 0.247 0.310 0.337 3.17 0.975
4 Pittsburgh Pirates 156 81 73 2 .519 19.0 690 (4.42) 643 (4.12) 0.268 0.336 0.368 3.48 0.968
5 New York Giants 156 74 79 3 .474 25.5 667 (4.28) 706 (4.53) 0.260 0.323 0.371 3.94 0.974
6 Chicago Cubs 155 70 84 1 .452 30.0 666 (4.30) 670 (4.32) 0.253 0.325 0.365 3.72 0.970
7 Boston Braves 156 62 92 2 .397 38.0 592 (3.79) 720 (4.62) 0.251 0.311 0.334 3.95 0.970
8 Philadelphia Phillies 155 43 111 1 .277 57.0 501 (3.23) 793 (5.12) 0.244 0.304 0.331 4.50 0.969

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Marty Marion St. Louis Cardinals 155
At Bats Johnny Rucker New York Giants 622
Runs Scored Pete Reiser Brooklyn Dodgers 117
Hits Stan Hack Chicago Cubs 186
Doubles Johnny Mize
Pete Reiser
St. Louis Cardinals
Brooklyn Dodgers
39
Triples Pete Reiser Brooklyn Dodgers 17
Home Runs Dolph Camilli Brooklyn Dodgers 34
Total Bases Pete Reiser Brooklyn Dodgers 299
Runs Batted In Dolph Camilli Brooklyn Dodgers 120
Stolen Bases Danny Murtaugh Philadelphia Phillies 18
Walks Elbie Fletcher Pittsburgh Pirates 118
Hit by Pitch Pete Reiser Brooklyn Dodgers 11
Strikeouts Dolph Camilli Brooklyn Dodgers 115
Sacrifice Hits Marty Marion St. Louis Cardinals 28
Grounded into Double Plays Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds 22
Batting Average Pete Reiser Brooklyn Dodgers 0.343
On-Base Percentage Elbie Fletcher Pittsburgh Pirates 0.421
Slugging Percentage Pete Reiser Brooklyn Dodgers 0.558
On-Base plus Slugging Pete Reiser Brooklyn Dodgers 0.964
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Pete Reiser Brooklyn Dodgers 165

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Kirby Higbe
Whit Wyatt
Brooklyn Dodgers
Brooklyn Dodgers
22
Losses Rip Sewell Pittsburgh Pirates 17
Win-Loss Percentage Elmer Riddle Cincinnati Reds 0.826
Appearances Kirby Higbe Brooklyn Dodgers 48
Games Started Kirby Higbe Brooklyn Dodgers 39
Complete Games Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 27
Shutouts Whit Wyatt Brooklyn Dodgers 7
Games Finished Ike Pearson Philadelphia Phillies 30
Saves Jumbo Brown New York Giants 8
Innings Pitched Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 302.0
Batters Faced Kirby Higbe Brooklyn Dodgers 1266
Hits Allowed Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 292
Home Runs Allowed Lon Warneke St. Louis Cardinals 19
Base-on-Balls Allowed Kirby Higbe Brooklyn Dodgers 132
Hit Batsmen Ike Pearson Philadelphia Phillies 8
Strikeouts Johnny Vander Meer Cincinnati Reds 202
Wild Pitches Kirby Higbe Brooklyn Dodgers 9
Balks Hugh Casey
Larry French
Max Lanier
Brooklyn Dodgers
Chicago Cubs/Brooklyn Dodgers
St. Louis Cardinals
2
Runs Allowed Rip Sewell Pittsburgh Pirates 126
Earned Runs Allowed Kirby Higbe Brooklyn Dodgers 104
Earned Run Average Elmer Riddle Cincinnati Reds 2.24
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Whit Wyatt Brooklyn Dodgers 1.058

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost the ninth midsummer classic at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, MI on Tuesday, July 8, 1941 by a score of 7 to 5. The league's manager was Bill McKechnie.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion Brooklyn Dodgers were defeated by the American League's New York Yankees, 4 games to 1.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Dolph Camilli, a first baseman with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the award's voting, he had 300 out of a possible 336 points and 19 first place votes.


[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The second annual Hall of Fame Game was played on June 13 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Cincinnati Reds lost to the Cleveland Indians of the American League by a score of 2 to 1. The game was stopped by rain after six innings.

[edit] Notable events

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