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The 1945 season of the National League was the seventieth 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 Chicago Cubs 155 98 56 1 .632 -.- 735 (4.74) 532 (3.43) 0.277 0.345 0.372 2.98 0.980
2 St. Louis Cardinals 155 95 59 1 .613 3.0 756 (4.88) 583 (3.76) 0.273 0.335 0.371 3.24 0.977
3 Brooklyn Dodgers 155 87 67 1 .561 11.0 795 (5.13) 724 (4.67) 0.271 0.347 0.376 3.70 0.962
4 Pittsburgh Pirates 155 82 72 1 .529 16.0 753 (4.86) 686 (4.43) 0.267 0.340 0.377 3.76 0.971
5 New York Giants 154 78 74 2 .506 19.0 668 (4.34) 700 (4.55) 0.269 0.332 0.379 4.06 0.973
6 Boston Braves 154 67 85 2 .435 30.0 721 (4.68) 728 (4.73) 0.267 0.331 0.374 4.04 0.969
7 Cincinnati Reds 154 61 93 0 .396 37.0 536 (3.48) 694 (4.51) 0.249 0.301 0.333 4.00 0.976
8 Philadelphia Phillies 154 46 108 0 .299 52.0 548 (3.56) 865 (5.62) 0.246 0.306 0.326 4.64 0.962

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Emil Verban St. Louis Cardinals 155
At Bats Dain Clay Cincinnati Reds 656
Runs Scored Eddie Stanky Brooklyn Dodgers 128
Hits Tommy Holmes Boston Braves 224
Doubles Tommy Holmes Boston Braves 47
Triples Luis Olmo Brooklyn Dodgers 13
Home Runs Tommy Holmes Boston Braves 28
Total Bases Tommy Holmes Boston Braves 367
Runs Batted In Dixie Walker Brooklyn Dodgers 124
Stolen Bases Red Schoendienst St. Louis Cardinals 26
Walks Eddie Stanky Brooklyn Dodgers 148
Hit by Pitch Mel Ott
Andy Pafko
Nap Reyes
New York Giants
Chicago Cubs
New York Giants
8
Strikeouts Vince DiMaggio Philadelphia Phillies 91
Sacrifice Hits Don Johnson Chicago Cubs 22
Grounded into Double Plays Babe Dahlgren Pittsburgh Pirates 23
Batting Average Phil Cavarretta Chicago Cubs 0.355
On-Base Percentage Phil Cavarretta Chicago Cubs 0.449
Slugging Percentage Tommy Holmes Boston Braves 0.577
On-Base plus Slugging Tommy Holmes Boston Braves 0.997
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Tommy Holmes Boston Braves 174

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Red Barrett Boston Braves/St. Louis Cardinals 23
Losses Dick Barrett Philadelphia Phillies 20
Win-Loss Percentage Hank Borowy Chicago Cubs 0.846
Appearances Andy Karl Philadelphia Phillies 67
Games Started Bill Voiselle New York Giants 35
Complete Games Red Barrett Boston Braves/St. Louis Cardinals 24
Shutouts Claude Passeau Chicago Cubs 5
Games Finished Ace Adams New York Giants 50
Saves Ace Adams
Andy Karl
New York Giants
Philadelphia Phillies
15
Innings Pitched Red Barrett Boston Braves/St. Louis Cardinals 284.2
Batters Faced Red Barrett Boston Braves/St. Louis Cardinals 1175
Hits Allowed Red Barrett Boston Braves/St. Louis Cardinals 287
Home Runs Allowed Johnny Hutchings Boston Braves 21
Base-on-Balls Allowed Hal Gregg Brooklyn Dodgers 120
Hit Batsmen Charley Schanz Philadelphia Phillies 9
Strikeouts Preacher Roe Pittsburgh Pirates 148
Wild Pitches Dick Barrett Philadelphia Phillies 8
Balks Andy Hansen
Johnny Hutchings
New York Giants
Boston Braves
2
Runs Allowed Dick Barrett Philadelphia Phillies 129
Earned Runs Allowed Bill Voiselle New York Giants 116
Earned Run Average Ray Prim Chicago Cubs 2.40
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Ray Prim Chicago Cubs 0.998

[edit] All-Star Game

The thirteenth midsummer classic was not played due to wartime travel restrictions. The game was scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, 1945 at Fenway Park in Boston, MA with Billy Southworth as the American League manager.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion Chicago Cubs were defeated by the American League's Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Phil Cavarretta, a first baseman with the Chicago Cubs. In the award's voting, he had 279 out of a possible 336 points and 15 first place votes.


[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The 1945 Hall of Fame Game was not held due to wartime travel restrictions.

[edit] Further Reading

  • James D. Szalontai: Teenager on First, Geezer at Bat, 4-F on Deck: Major League Baseball in 1945, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2009.

[edit] Notable events

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