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|1948 in baseball|
|1948 American League|
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 Season summary
- 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||Cleveland Indians||156||97||58||1||.622||-.-||840 (5.38)||568 (3.64)||0.282||0.358||0.431||3.22||0.982|
|2||Boston Red Sox||155||96||59||0||.619||1.0||907 (5.85)||720 (4.65)||0.274||0.371||0.409||4.26||0.981|
|3||New York Yankees||154||94||60||0||.610||2.5||857 (5.56)||633 (4.11)||0.278||0.354||0.432||3.75||0.979|
|4||Philadelphia Athletics||154||84||70||0||.545||12.5||729 (4.73)||735 (4.77)||0.260||0.351||0.362||4.43||0.981|
|5||Detroit Tigers||154||78||76||0||.506||18.5||700 (4.55)||726 (4.71)||0.267||0.350||0.375||4.15||0.974|
|6||St. Louis Browns||155||59||94||2||.381||37.0||671 (4.33)||849 (5.48)||0.271||0.343||0.378||5.01||0.972|
|7||Washington Senators||154||56||97||1||.364||40.0||578 (3.75)||796 (5.17)||0.244||0.319||0.331||4.65||0.974|
|8||Chicago White Sox||154||51||101||2||.331||44.5||559 (3.63)||814 (5.29)||0.251||0.328||0.331||4.89||0.974|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Lou Boudreau, a shortstop with the Cleveland Indians. In the award's voting, he had 324 out of a possible 336 points and 22 first place votes.
The winner of baseball's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Alvin Dark, a shortstop with the Boston Braves. In the award's voting, he had 27 out of a possible 48 points and 27 first place votes.
 Hall of Fame Game
The seventh annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 12 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's St. Louis Browns defeated the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League by a score of 7 to 5.
 Notable events