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The 1942 season of the American League was the forty-second 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 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

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Les Fleming Cleveland Indians 156
At Bats Doc Cramer Detroit Tigers 630
Runs Scored Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 141
Hits Johnny Pesky Boston Red Sox 205
Doubles Don Kolloway Chicago White Sox 40
Triples Stan Spence Washington Senators 15
Home Runs Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 36
Total Bases Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 338
Runs Batted In Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 137
Stolen Bases George Case Washington Senators 44
Caught Stealing Lou Boudreau Cleveland Indians 16
Walks Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 145
Hit by Pitch Frankie Crosetti New York Yankees 9
Strikeouts Joe Gordon New York Yankees 95
Sacrifice Hits Johnny Pesky Boston Red Sox 22
Grounded into Double Plays Joe Gordon New York Yankees 22
Batting Average Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.356
On-Base Percentage Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.499
Slugging Percentage Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.648
On-Base plus Slugging Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 1.147
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 217

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Tex Hughson Boston Red Sox 22
Losses Eddie Smith Chicago White Sox 20
Win-Loss Percentage Tiny Bonham New York Yankees 0.808
Appearances Joe Haynes Chicago White Sox 40
Games Started Jim Bagby Cleveland Indians 35
Complete Games Tiny Bonham
Tex Hughson
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
22
Shutouts Tiny Bonham New York Yankees 6
Games Finished Joe Haynes Chicago White Sox 35
Saves Johnny Murphy New York Yankees 11
Innings Pitched Tex Hughson Boston Red Sox 281.0
Batters Faced Tex Hughson Boston Red Sox 1150
Hits Allowed Elden Auker St. Louis Browns 273
Home Runs Allowed Jim Bagby Cleveland Indians 19
Base-on-Balls Allowed Phil Marchildon Philadelphia Athletics 140
Hit Batsmen Johnny Niggeling St. Louis Browns 11
Strikeouts Tex Hughson
Bobo Newsom
Boston Red Sox
Washington Senators/Brooklyn Dodgers
113
Wild Pitches Phil Marchildon Philadelphia Athletics 13
Balks Lum Harris
Al Hollingsworth
Johnny Humphries
Philadelphia Athletics
St. Louis Browns
Chicago White Sox
2
Runs Allowed Sid Hudson Washington Senators 140
Earned Runs Allowed Bobo Newsom Washington Senators/Brooklyn Dodgers 117
Earned Run Average Ted Lyons Chicago White Sox 2.10
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Tiny Bonham New York Yankees 0.987

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the tenth midsummer classic at Polo Grounds in New York, NY on Monday, July 6, 1942 by a score of 3 to 1. The league's manager was Joe McCarthy.

[edit] Postseason

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

[edit] 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.


[edit] 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.

[edit] Notable events

Seasons of the American League
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