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The 1944 season of the National League was the sixty-ninth 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 -.- 772 (4.92) 490 (3.12) 0.275 0.341 0.402 2.67 0.981
2 Pittsburgh Pirates 158 90 63 5 .570 14.5 744 (4.71) 662 (4.19) 0.265 0.336 0.379 3.44 0.970
3 Cincinnati Reds 155 89 65 1 .574 16.0 573 (3.70) 537 (3.46) 0.254 0.310 0.338 2.97 0.978
4 Chicago Cubs 157 75 79 3 .478 30.0 702 (4.47) 669 (4.26) 0.261 0.325 0.360 3.59 0.970
5 New York Giants 155 67 87 1 .432 38.0 682 (4.40) 773 (4.99) 0.263 0.328 0.370 4.29 0.971
6 Boston Braves 155 65 89 1 .419 40.0 593 (3.83) 674 (4.35) 0.246 0.306 0.353 3.67 0.971
7 Brooklyn Dodgers 155 63 91 1 .406 42.0 690 (4.45) 832 (5.37) 0.269 0.329 0.366 4.68 0.966
8 Philadelphia Blue Jays 154 61 92 1 .396 43.5 539 (3.50) 658 (4.27) 0.251 0.312 0.336 3.64 0.972

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Babe Dahlgren Pittsburgh Pirates 158
At Bats Woody Williams Cincinnati Reds 653
Runs Scored Bill Nicholson Chicago Cubs 116
Hits Phil Cavarretta
Stan Musial
Chicago Cubs
St. Louis Cardinals
197
Doubles Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 51
Triples Johnny Barrett Pittsburgh Pirates 19
Home Runs Bill Nicholson Chicago Cubs 33
Total Bases Bill Nicholson Chicago Cubs 317
Runs Batted In Bill Nicholson Chicago Cubs 122
Stolen Bases Johnny Barrett Pittsburgh Pirates 28
Walks Augie Galan Brooklyn Dodgers 101
Hit by Pitch Danny Litwhiler St. Louis Cardinals 10
Strikeouts Vince DiMaggio Pittsburgh Pirates 83
Sacrifice Hits George Hausmann New York Giants 27
Grounded into Double Plays Ernie Lombardi New York Giants 23
Batting Average Dixie Walker Brooklyn Dodgers 0.357
On-Base Percentage Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 0.440
Slugging Percentage Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 0.549
On-Base plus Slugging Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 0.989
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 175

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 23
Losses Ken Raffensberger Philadelphia Blue Jays 20
Win-Loss Percentage Ted Wilks St. Louis Cardinals 0.810
Appearances Ace Adams New York Giants 65
Games Started Bill Voiselle New York Giants 41
Complete Games Jim Tobin Boston Braves 28
Shutouts Mort Cooper St. Louis Cardinals 7
Games Finished Ace Adams New York Giants 44
Saves Ace Adams New York Giants 13
Innings Pitched Bill Voiselle New York Giants 312.2
Batters Faced Bill Voiselle New York Giants 1327
Hits Allowed Hank Wyse Chicago Cubs 277
Home Runs Allowed Bill Voiselle New York Giants 31
Base-on-Balls Allowed Hal Gregg Brooklyn Dodgers 137
Hit Batsmen Hal Gregg Brooklyn Dodgers 9
Strikeouts Bill Voiselle New York Giants 161
Wild Pitches Hal Gregg Brooklyn Dodgers 10
Balks Harry Brecheen
Charley Schanz
Frank Seward
St. Louis Cardinals
Philadelphia Blue Jays
New York Giants
2
Runs Allowed Hal Gregg Brooklyn Dodgers 142
Earned Runs Allowed Hal Gregg Brooklyn Dodgers 120
Earned Run Average Ed Heusser Cincinnati Reds 2.38
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Ted Wilks St. Louis Cardinals 1.069

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League won 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 Joe McCarthy.

[edit] Postseason

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

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Marty Marion, a shortstop with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 190 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 and the Detroit Tigers was rained out.

[edit] Notable events

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