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|1942 in baseball|
|1942 American League|
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 Season summary
- 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||New York Yankees||154||103||51||0||.669||-.-||801 (5.20)||507 (3.29)||0.269||0.343||0.394||2.91||0.976|
|2||Boston Red Sox||152||93||59||0||.612||9.0||761 (5.01)||594 (3.91)||0.276||0.350||0.403||3.44||0.974|
|3||St. Louis Browns||151||82||69||0||.543||19.5||730 (4.83)||637 (4.22)||0.259||0.336||0.385||3.59||0.972|
|4||Cleveland Indians||156||75||79||2||.481||28.0||590 (3.78)||659 (4.22)||0.253||0.317||0.345||3.59||0.974|
|5||Detroit Tigers||156||73||81||2||.468||30.0||589 (3.78)||587 (3.76)||0.246||0.312||0.344||3.13||0.969|
|6||Chicago White Sox||148||66||82||0||.446||34.0||538 (3.64)||609 (4.11)||0.246||0.314||0.318||3.58||0.970|
|7||Washington Senators||151||62||89||0||.411||39.5||653 (4.32)||817 (5.41)||0.258||0.331||0.341||4.58||0.962|
|8||Philadelphia Athletics||154||55||99||0||.357||48.0||549 (3.56)||801 (5.20)||0.249||0.307||0.325||4.45||0.969|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Joe Gordon, a second baseman with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 270 out of a possible 336 points and 12 first place votes.
 Hall of Fame Game
The third annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 3 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Philadelphia Athletics lost to the St. Louis Cardinals of the National League by a score of 5 to 2.
 Notable events