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The 1942 season of the National League was the sixty-seventh 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 St. Louis Cardinals 156 106 48 2 .679 -.- 755 (4.84) 482 (3.09) 0.268 0.336 0.379 2.55 0.972
2 Brooklyn Dodgers 155 104 50 1 .671 2.0 742 (4.79) 510 (3.29) 0.265 0.336 0.362 2.84 0.977
3 New York Giants 154 85 67 2 .552 20.0 675 (4.38) 600 (3.90) 0.254 0.326 0.361 3.31 0.977
4 Cincinnati Reds 154 76 76 2 .494 29.0 527 (3.42) 545 (3.54) 0.231 0.296 0.321 2.82 0.972
5 Pittsburgh Pirates 151 66 81 4 .437 36.5 585 (3.87) 631 (4.18) 0.245 0.317 0.330 3.58 0.969
6 Chicago Cubs 155 68 86 1 .439 38.0 591 (3.81) 665 (4.29) 0.254 0.319 0.353 3.60 0.973
7 Boston Braves 150 59 89 2 .393 44.0 515 (3.43) 645 (4.30) 0.240 0.304 0.329 3.76 0.977
8 Philadelphia Phillies 151 42 109 0 .278 62.5 394 (2.61) 706 (4.68) 0.232 0.287 0.306 4.12 0.968

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Billy Herman Brooklyn Dodgers 155
At Bats Jimmy Brown St. Louis Cardinals 606
Runs Scored Mel Ott New York Giants 118
Hits Enos Slaughter St. Louis Cardinals 188
Doubles Marty Marion St. Louis Cardinals 38
Triples Enos Slaughter St. Louis Cardinals 17
Home Runs Mel Ott New York Giants 30
Total Bases Enos Slaughter St. Louis Cardinals 292
Runs Batted In Johnny Mize New York Giants 110
Stolen Bases Pete Reiser Brooklyn Dodgers 20
Walks Mel Ott New York Giants 109
Hit by Pitch Dick Bartell
Bill Nicholson
New York Giants
Chicago Cubs
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Strikeouts Vince DiMaggio Pittsburgh Pirates 87
Sacrifice Hits Lennie Merullo Chicago Cubs 22
Grounded into Double Plays Mickey Witek New York Giants 23
Batting Average Ernie Lombardi Boston Braves 0.330
On-Base Percentage Elbie Fletcher Pittsburgh Pirates 0.417
Slugging Percentage Johnny Mize New York Giants 0.521
On-Base plus Slugging Mel Ott New York Giants 0.912
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Mel Ott New York Giants 165

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Mort Cooper St. Louis Cardinals 22
Losses Jim Tobin Boston Braves 21
Win-Loss Percentage Howie Krist St. Louis Cardinals 0.812
Appearances Ace Adams New York Giants 61
Games Started Al Javery Boston Braves 37
Complete Games Jim Tobin Boston Braves 28
Shutouts Mort Cooper St. Louis Cardinals 10
Games Finished Ace Adams New York Giants 49
Saves Hugh Casey Brooklyn Dodgers 13
Innings Pitched Jim Tobin Boston Braves 287.2
Batters Faced Jim Tobin Boston Braves 1224
Hits Allowed Claude Passeau Chicago Cubs 284
Home Runs Allowed Jim Tobin Boston Braves 20
Base-on-Balls Allowed Rube Melton Philadelphia Phillies 114
Hit Batsmen Johnny Podgajny Philadelphia Phillies 11
Strikeouts Johnny Vander Meer Cincinnati Reds 186
Wild Pitches Rube Melton Philadelphia Phillies 8
Balks Johnny Podgajny Philadelphia Phillies 3
Runs Allowed Jim Tobin Boston Braves 145
Earned Runs Allowed Jim Tobin Boston Braves 127
Earned Run Average Mort Cooper St. Louis Cardinals 1.78
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Mort Cooper St. Louis Cardinals 0.987

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost 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 Leo Durocher.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals defeated 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 Mort Cooper, a pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 263 out of a possible 336 points and 13 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 National League's St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Athletics of the American League by a score of 5 to 2.

[edit] Notable events

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