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The 1944 season of the American League was the forty-fourth 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 Browns 154 89 65 0 .578 -.- 684 (4.44) 587 (3.81) 0.252 0.321 0.352 3.17 0.972
2 Detroit Tigers 156 88 66 2 .564 1.0 658 (4.22) 581 (3.72) 0.263 0.330 0.354 3.09 0.970
3 New York Yankees 154 83 71 0 .539 6.0 674 (4.38) 617 (4.01) 0.264 0.330 0.387 3.39 0.974
4 Boston Red Sox 156 77 77 2 .494 12.0 739 (4.74) 676 (4.33) 0.270 0.334 0.380 3.82 0.972
5 Philadelphia Athletics 155 72 82 1 .465 17.0 525 (3.39) 594 (3.83) 0.257 0.311 0.327 3.26 0.971
6 Cleveland Indians 155 72 82 1 .465 17.0 643 (4.15) 677 (4.37) 0.266 0.329 0.372 3.65 0.974
7 Chicago White Sox 154 71 83 0 .461 18.0 543 (3.53) 662 (4.30) 0.247 0.305 0.320 3.58 0.970
8 Washington Senators 154 64 90 0 .416 25.0 592 (3.84) 664 (4.31) 0.261 0.321 0.330 3.49 0.964

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Frankie Hayes
Mickey Rocco
Philadelphia Athletics
Cleveland Indians
155
At Bats Mickey Rocco Cleveland Indians 653
Runs Scored Snuffy Stirnweiss New York Yankees 125
Hits Snuffy Stirnweiss New York Yankees 205
Doubles Lou Boudreau Cleveland Indians 45
Triples Johnny Lindell
Snuffy Stirnweiss
New York Yankees
New York Yankees
16
Home Runs Nick Etten New York Yankees 22
Total Bases Johnny Lindell New York Yankees 297
Runs Batted In Vern Stephens St. Louis Browns 109
Stolen Bases Snuffy Stirnweiss New York Yankees 55
Caught Stealing George Case Washington Senators 18
Walks Nick Etten New York Yankees 97
Hit by Pitch Roberto Ortiz Washington Senators 8
Strikeouts Pat Seerey Cleveland Indians 99
Sacrifice Hits Eddie Mayo Detroit Tigers 28
Grounded into Double Plays George Kell Philadelphia Athletics 28
Batting Average Lou Boudreau Cleveland Indians 0.327
On-Base Percentage Bob Johnson Boston Red Sox 0.431
Slugging Percentage Bobby Doerr
Bob Johnson
Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
0.528
On-Base plus Slugging Bob Johnson Boston Red Sox 0.959
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Bob Johnson Boston Red Sox 174

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers 29
Losses Bill Dietrich
Early Wynn
Chicago White Sox
Washington Senators
17
Win-Loss Percentage Tex Hughson Boston Red Sox 0.783
Appearances Joe Heving Cleveland Indians 63
Games Started Dizzy Trout Detroit Tigers 40
Complete Games Dizzy Trout Detroit Tigers 33
Shutouts Dizzy Trout Detroit Tigers 7
Games Finished Joe Berry Philadelphia Athletics 47
Saves Joe Berry
George Caster
Gordon Maltzberger
Philadelphia Athletics
St. Louis Browns
Chicago White Sox
12
Innings Pitched Dizzy Trout Detroit Tigers 352.1
Batters Faced Dizzy Trout Detroit Tigers 1421
Hits Allowed Dizzy Trout Detroit Tigers 314
Home Runs Allowed Sig Jakucki St. Louis Browns 17
Base-on-Balls Allowed Rufe Gentry Detroit Tigers 108
Hit Batsmen Russ Christopher Philadelphia Athletics 9
Strikeouts Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers 187
Wild Pitches Dutch Leonard Washington Senators 9
Balks Jack Kramer
Al Lyons
Hal Newhouser
Carl Scheib
St. Louis Browns
New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers
Philadelphia Athletics
2
Runs Allowed Bill Dietrich Chicago White Sox 132
Earned Runs Allowed Bill Dietrich Chicago White Sox 99
Earned Run Average Dizzy Trout Detroit Tigers 2.12
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Tex Hughson Boston Red Sox 1.048

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League lost the twelfth midsummer classic at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, July 11, 1944 by a score of 7 to 1. The league's manager was Billy Southworth.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion St. Louis Browns were defeated by the National League's St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 2.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Hal Newhouser, a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 236 out of a possible 336 points and 7 first place votes.


[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The 1944 Hall of Fame Game was scheduled to be played on July 10 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The game between the New York Giants of the NL and the Detroit Tigers of the AL was rained out.

[edit] Notable events

Seasons of the American League
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