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The 1943 season of the American League was the forty-third 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 155 98 56 1 .632 -.- 669 (4.32) 542 (3.50) 0.256 0.334 0.376 2.93 0.974
2 Washington Senators 153 84 69 0 .549 13.5 666 (4.35) 595 (3.89) 0.254 0.331 0.347 3.18 0.971
3 Cleveland Indians 153 82 71 0 .536 15.5 600 (3.92) 577 (3.77) 0.255 0.327 0.350 3.15 0.975
4 Chicago White Sox 155 82 72 1 .529 16.0 573 (3.70) 594 (3.83) 0.247 0.320 0.320 3.20 0.973
5 Detroit Tigers 155 78 76 1 .503 20.0 632 (4.08) 560 (3.61) 0.261 0.322 0.359 3.00 0.971
6 St. Louis Browns 153 72 80 1 .471 25.0 596 (3.90) 604 (3.95) 0.245 0.320 0.349 3.41 0.975
7 Boston Red Sox 155 68 84 3 .439 29.0 563 (3.63) 607 (3.92) 0.244 0.306 0.332 3.45 0.976
8 Philadelphia Athletics 155 49 105 1 .316 49.0 497 (3.21) 717 (4.63) 0.232 0.291 0.297 4.05 0.973

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Luke Appling
Bobby Doerr
Billy Johnson
Dick Wakefield
Rudy York
Chicago White Sox
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers
155
At Bats Dick Wakefield Detroit Tigers 633
Runs Scored George Case Washington Senators 102
Hits Dick Wakefield Detroit Tigers 200
Doubles Dick Wakefield Detroit Tigers 38
Triples Johnny Lindell
Wally Moses
New York Yankees
Chicago White Sox
12
Home Runs Rudy York Detroit Tigers 34
Total Bases Rudy York Detroit Tigers 301
Runs Batted In Rudy York Detroit Tigers 118
Stolen Bases George Case Washington Senators 61
Caught Stealing Oris Hockett Cleveland Indians 18
Walks Charlie Keller New York Yankees 106
Hit by Pitch Mickey Vernon Washington Senators 10
Strikeouts Chet Laabs St. Louis Browns 105
Sacrifice Hits Joe Hoover Detroit Tigers 28
Grounded into Double Plays Jimmy Bloodworth Detroit Tigers 29
Batting Average Luke Appling Chicago White Sox 0.328
On-Base Percentage Luke Appling Chicago White Sox 0.419
Slugging Percentage Rudy York Detroit Tigers 0.527
On-Base plus Slugging Charlie Keller New York Yankees 0.921
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Charlie Keller New York Yankees 168

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Spud Chandler
Dizzy Trout
New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers
20
Losses Lum Harris Philadelphia Athletics 21
Win-Loss Percentage Spud Chandler New York Yankees 0.833
Appearances Mace Brown Boston Red Sox 49
Games Started Jim Bagby
Early Wynn
Cleveland Indians
Washington Senators
33
Complete Games Spud Chandler
Tex Hughson
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
20
Shutouts Spud Chandler
Dizzy Trout
New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers
5
Games Finished Mace Brown Boston Red Sox 41
Saves Gordon Maltzberger Chicago White Sox 14
Innings Pitched Jim Bagby Cleveland Indians 273.0
Batters Faced Jim Bagby Cleveland Indians 1135
Hits Allowed Jim Bagby Cleveland Indians 248
Home Runs Allowed Tex Hughson Boston Red Sox 23
Base-on-Balls Allowed Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers 111
Hit Batsmen Allie Reynolds Cleveland Indians 7
Strikeouts Allie Reynolds Cleveland Indians 151
Wild Pitches Lum Harris Philadelphia Athletics 8
Balks Yank Terry Boston Red Sox 4
Runs Allowed Lum Harris Philadelphia Athletics 122
Earned Runs Allowed Lum Harris Philadelphia Athletics 101
Earned Run Average Spud Chandler New York Yankees 1.64
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Spud Chandler New York Yankees 0.992

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the eleventh midsummer classic at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday, July 13, 1943 by a score of 5 to 3. The league's manager was Joe McCarthy.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated 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 Spud Chandler, a pitcher with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 246 out of a possible 336 points and 12 first place votes.


[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The fourth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 19 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Chicago White Sox lost to the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League by a score of 7 to 5.

[edit] Notable events

Seasons of the American League
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