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The 1948 season of the American League was the forty-eighth 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 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

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Dom DiMaggio
Vern Stephens
Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
155
At Bats Dom DiMaggio Boston Red Sox 648
Runs Scored Tommy Henrich New York Yankees 138
Hits Bob Dillinger St. Louis Browns 207
Doubles Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 44
Triples Tommy Henrich New York Yankees 14
Home Runs Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees 39
Total Bases Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees 355
Runs Batted In Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees 155
Stolen Bases Bob Dillinger St. Louis Browns 28
Caught Stealing Dale Mitchell Cleveland Indians 18
Walks Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 126
Hit by Pitch Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees 8
Strikeouts Pat Seerey Cleveland Indians/Chicago White Sox 102
Sacrifice Hits Barney McCosky Philadelphia Athletics 22
Grounded into Double Plays Vern Stephens Boston Red Sox 25
Batting Average Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.369
On-Base Percentage Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.497
Slugging Percentage Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.615
On-Base plus Slugging Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 1.112
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 189

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers 21
Losses Fred Sanford St. Louis Browns 21
Win-Loss Percentage Jack Kramer Boston Red Sox 0.783
Appearances Joe Page New York Yankees 55
Games Started Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 38
Complete Games Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 20
Shutouts Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 10
Games Finished Joe Page New York Yankees 38
Saves Russ Christopher Cleveland Indians 17
Innings Pitched Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 293.2
Batters Faced Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 1214
Hits Allowed Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 255
Home Runs Allowed Fred Hutchinson Detroit Tigers 32
Base-on-Balls Allowed Bill Wight Chicago White Sox 135
Hit Batsmen Frank Biscan
Tommy Byrne
St. Louis Browns
New York Yankees
9
Strikeouts Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 164
Wild Pitches Allie Reynolds New York Yankees 9
Balks Al Gettel Cleveland Indians/Chicago White Sox 3
Runs Allowed Early Wynn Washington Senators 144
Earned Runs Allowed Early Wynn Washington Senators 128
Earned Run Average Gene Bearden Cleveland Indians 2.43
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 1.226

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the fifteenth midsummer classic at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, July 13, 1948 by a score of 5 to 2. The league's manager was Bucky Harris.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion Cleveland Indians defeated the National League's Boston Braves, 4 games to 2.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Notable events

Seasons of the American League
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