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1944 American Association season

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The 1944 American Association season was the 43rd in the league's history, and ended with the Louisville Colonels winning their first league championship since 1940. The Colonels would go on to lose the Junior World Series.

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[edit] Final standings

Playoff teams in bold .

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Milwaukee Brewers 102 51 .667 -- Charlie Grimm/Casey Stengel None
Toledo Mud Hens 95 58 .621 7 Ollie Marquardt St. Louis Browns
Louisville Colonels 85 63 .574 14½ Nemo Leibold Boston Red Sox
St. Paul Saints 85 66 .563 16 Ray Blades Brooklyn Dodgers
Columbus Red Birds 86 67 .562 16 Nick Cullop St. Louis Cardinals
Indianapolis Indians 57 93 .380 43½ Donie Bush/Mike Kelly Boston Braves
Minneapolis Millers 54 97 .358 47 Rosy Ryan None
Kansas City Blues 41 110 .272 60 Jack Saltzgaver New York Yankees

[edit] Playoffs

  First Round Championship Finals
                 
1  Milwaukee Brewers 2  
3  Louisville Colonels 4  
    3  Louisville Colonels 4
  4  St. Paul Saints 0
2  Toledo Mud Hens 3
4  St. Paul Saints 4  

[edit] First Round

Milwaukee vs. Louisville
Date Away Home
September 13 Louisville 3 Milwaukee 2
September 14 Louisville 0 Milwaukee 5
September 16 Louisville 1 Milwaukee 6
September 17 Milwaukee 6 Louisville 8
September 18 Milwaukee 2 Louisville 4
September 19 Milwaukee 5 Louisville 7
Louisville wins series 4-2
Toledo vs. St. Paul
Date Away Home
September 13 St. Paul 2 Toledo 3
10 innings
September 14 St. Paul 7 Toledo 10
September 16 St. Paul 3 Toledo 2
September 17 Toledo 7 St. Paul 13
September 18 Toledo 7 St. Paul 4
September 20 Toledo 1 St. Paul 2
10 innings
September 21 Toledo 2 St. Paul 7
St. Paul wins series 4-3

[edit] Championship Finals

Louisville vs. St. Paul
Date Away Home
September 23 St. Paul 4 Louisville 11
September 24 St. Paul 0 Louisville 6
September 25 St. Paul 1 Louisville 2
September 27 Louisville 3 St. Paul 2
Louisville wins series 4-0 and
advances to Junior World Series


[edit] League Leaders

[edit] Batting

[edit] Pitching

[edit] All-Star Team

[edit] References

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. W. Lloyd Johnson and Miles Wolff, editors. Baseball America, 1993.

1945 Baseball Guide

[edit] External Links

1944 Milwaukee Brewers tribute – MinorLeagueBaseball.com

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