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The 1943 season of the National League was the sixty-eighth 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 157 105 49 3 .669 -.- 679 (4.32) 475 (3.03) 0.279 0.331 0.391 2.57 0.976
2 Cincinnati Reds 155 87 67 1 .561 18.0 608 (3.92) 543 (3.50) 0.256 0.313 0.340 3.13 0.980
3 Brooklyn Dodgers 153 81 72 0 .529 23.5 716 (4.68) 674 (4.41) 0.272 0.344 0.357 3.88 0.972
4 Pittsburgh Pirates 157 80 74 3 .510 25.0 669 (4.26) 605 (3.85) 0.262 0.333 0.357 3.08 0.973
5 Chicago Cubs 154 74 79 1 .481 30.5 632 (4.10) 600 (3.90) 0.261 0.334 0.351 3.31 0.973
6 Boston Braves 153 68 85 0 .444 36.5 465 (3.04) 612 (4.00) 0.233 0.297 0.309 3.25 0.972
7 Philadelphia Blue Jays 157 64 90 3 .408 41.0 571 (3.64) 676 (4.31) 0.249 0.314 0.335 3.79 0.970
8 New York Giants 156 55 98 3 .353 49.5 558 (3.58) 713 (4.57) 0.247 0.310 0.335 4.08 0.973

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Vince DiMaggio
Stan Musial
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals
157
At Bats Tommy Holmes Boston Braves 629
Runs Scored Arky Vaughan Brooklyn Dodgers 112
Hits Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 220
Doubles Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 48
Triples Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 20
Home Runs Bill Nicholson Chicago Cubs 29
Total Bases Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 347
Runs Batted In Bill Nicholson Chicago Cubs 128
Stolen Bases Arky Vaughan Brooklyn Dodgers 20
Walks Augie Galan Brooklyn Dodgers 103
Hit by Pitch Dick Bartell New York Giants 7
Strikeouts Vince DiMaggio Pittsburgh Pirates 126
Sacrifice Hits Harry Walker St. Louis Cardinals 36
Grounded into Double Plays Sid Gordon New York Giants 26
Batting Average Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 0.357
On-Base Percentage Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 0.425
Slugging Percentage Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 0.562
On-Base plus Slugging Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 0.987
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 180

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Mort Cooper
Elmer Riddle
Rip Sewell
St. Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
Pittsburgh Pirates
21
Losses Nate Andrews Boston Braves 20
Win-Loss Percentage Clyde Shoun
Whit Wyatt
Cincinnati Reds
Brooklyn Dodgers
0.737
Appearances Ace Adams New York Giants 70
Games Started Johnny Vander Meer Cincinnati Reds 36
Complete Games Rip Sewell Pittsburgh Pirates 25
Shutouts Hi Bithorn Chicago Cubs 7
Games Finished Ace Adams New York Giants 52
Saves Les Webber Brooklyn Dodgers 10
Innings Pitched Al Javery Boston Braves 303.0
Batters Faced Al Javery Boston Braves 1286
Hits Allowed Al Javery Boston Braves 288
Home Runs Allowed Johnnie Wittig New York Giants 14
Base-on-Balls Allowed Johnny Vander Meer Cincinnati Reds 162
Hit Batsmen Nate Andrews
Van Mungo
Boston Braves
New York Giants
6
Strikeouts Johnny Vander Meer Cincinnati Reds 174
Wild Pitches Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 8
Balks Mort Cooper
Charlie Fuchs
St. Louis Cardinals
Philadelphia Blue Jays/St. Louis Browns
2
Runs Allowed Al Javery Boston Braves 130
Earned Runs Allowed Al Javery Boston Braves 108
Earned Run Average Max Lanier St. Louis Cardinals 1.90
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Whit Wyatt Brooklyn Dodgers 1.007

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost 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 Billy Southworth.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals 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 Stan Musial, an outfielder with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 267 out of a possible 336 points and 13 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 National League's Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Chicago White Sox of the American League by a score of 7 to 5.

[edit] Notable events

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