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The 1945 American Association season was the 44th in the league's history, and ended with the Louisville Colonels winning their second straight league championship. The Colonels would go on to win the Junior World Series.

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[edit] Final standings

Playoff teams in bold .

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Milwaukee Brewers 93 61 .604 -- Nick Cullop None
Indianapolis Indians 90 63 .588 Bill Burwell Boston Braves
Louisville Colonels 84 70 .545 9 Nemo Leibold Boston Red Sox
St. Paul Saints 75 76 .497 16½ Ray Blades Brooklyn Dodgers
Minneapolis Millers 72 81 .471 20½ Rosy Ryan None
Toledo Mud Hens 69 84 .451 23½ Ollie Marquardt St. Louis Browns
Kansas City Blues 65 86 .430 26½ Casey Stengel New York Yankees
Columbus Red Birds 63 90 .412 29½ Charlie Root St. Louis Cardinals

[edit] Playoffs

  First Round Championship Finals
                 
1  Milwaukee Brewers 2  
3  Louisville Colonels 4  
    3  Louisville Colonels 4
  4  St. Paul Saints 2
2  Indianapolis Indians 2
4  St. Paul Saints 4  

[edit] First Round

Milwaukee vs. Louisville
Date Away Home
September 11 Louisville 9 Milwaukee 1
September 12 Louisville 3 Milwaukee 4
11 innings
September 13 Louisville 3 Milwaukee 1
September 15 Milwaukee 2 Louisville 7
September 16 Milwaukee 6 Louisville 4
September 17 Milwaukee 4 Louisville 5
Louisville wins series 4-2
Indianapolis vs. St. Paul
Date Away Home
September 11 St. Paul 2 Indianapolis 1
10 innings
September 12 St. Paul 8 Indianapolis 2
September 15 St. Paul 1 Indianapolis 13
September 17 Indianapolis 3 St. Paul 1
September 18 Indianapolis 6 St. Paul 8
September 19 Indianapolis 0 St. Paul 2
St. Paul wins series 4-2

[edit] Championship Finals

Louisville vs. St. Paul
Date Away Home
September 21 St. Paul 3 Louisville 2
September 22 St. Paul 1 Louisville 0
September 23 St. Paul 0 Louisville 6
September 25 Louisville 5 St. Paul 1
September 29 Louisville 7 St. Paul 1
September 30 Louisville 6 St. Paul 1
Louisville wins series 4-2 and
advances to Junior World Series

[edit] References

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

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