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The 1948 season of the National League was the seventy-third 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 Boston Braves 154 91 62 1 .591 -.- 739 (4.80) 584 (3.79) 0.275 0.357 0.399 3.37 0.976
2 St. Louis Cardinals 155 85 69 1 .548 6.5 742 (4.79) 646 (4.17) 0.263 0.338 0.389 3.91 0.980
3 Brooklyn Dodgers 155 84 70 1 .542 7.5 744 (4.80) 667 (4.30) 0.261 0.336 0.381 3.75 0.973
4 Pittsburgh Pirates 156 83 71 2 .532 8.5 706 (4.53) 699 (4.48) 0.263 0.335 0.380 4.15 0.977
5 New York Giants 155 78 76 1 .503 13.5 780 (5.03) 704 (4.54) 0.256 0.332 0.408 3.93 0.974
6 Philadelphia Phillies 155 66 88 1 .426 25.5 591 (3.81) 729 (4.70) 0.259 0.316 0.368 4.08 0.964
7 Cincinnati Reds 153 64 89 0 .418 27.0 588 (3.84) 752 (4.92) 0.247 0.311 0.365 4.47 0.973
8 Chicago Cubs 155 64 90 1 .413 27.5 597 (3.85) 706 (4.55) 0.262 0.318 0.369 4.00 0.972

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Ralph Kiner
Stan Rojek
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
156
At Bats Stan Rojek Pittsburgh Pirates 641
Runs Scored Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 135
Hits Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 230
Doubles Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 46
Triples Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 18
Home Runs Ralph Kiner
Johnny Mize
Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Giants
40
Total Bases Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 429
Runs Batted In Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 131
Stolen Bases Richie Ashburn Philadelphia Phillies 32
Walks Bob Elliott Boston Braves 131
Hit by Pitch Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers 7
Strikeouts Hank Sauer Cincinnati Reds 85
Sacrifice Hits Johnny Sain Boston Braves 16
Grounded into Double Plays Nippy Jones St. Louis Cardinals 25
Batting Average Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 0.376
On-Base Percentage Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 0.450
Slugging Percentage Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 0.702
On-Base plus Slugging Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 1.152
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 200

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Johnny Sain Boston Braves 24
Losses Dutch Leonard Philadelphia Phillies 17
Win-Loss Percentage Rip Sewell Pittsburgh Pirates 0.812
Appearances Harry Gumbert Cincinnati Reds 61
Games Started Johnny Sain Boston Braves 39
Complete Games Johnny Sain Boston Braves 28
Shutouts Harry Brecheen St. Louis Cardinals 7
Games Finished Harry Gumbert Cincinnati Reds 46
Saves Harry Gumbert Cincinnati Reds 17
Innings Pitched Johnny Sain Boston Braves 314.2
Batters Faced Johnny Sain Boston Braves 1313
Hits Allowed Johnny Sain Boston Braves 297
Home Runs Allowed Murry Dickson St. Louis Cardinals 39
Base-on-Balls Allowed Johnny Vander Meer Cincinnati Reds 124
Hit Batsmen Rex Barney
Sheldon Jones
Kent Peterson
Brooklyn Dodgers
New York Giants
Cincinnati Reds
6
Strikeouts Harry Brecheen St. Louis Cardinals 149
Wild Pitches Sheldon Jones New York Giants 10
Balks Bob Chesnes
Sam Nahem
Pittsburgh Pirates
Philadelphia Phillies
2
Runs Allowed Larry Jansen New York Giants 125
Earned Runs Allowed Murry Dickson St. Louis Cardinals 116
Earned Run Average Harry Brecheen St. Louis Cardinals 2.24
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Harry Brecheen St. Louis Cardinals 1.037

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost 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 Leo Durocher.

[edit] Postseason

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

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Stan Musial, an outfielder with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 303 out of a possible 336 points and 18 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 National League's Philadelphia Phillies lost to the St. Louis Browns of the American League by a score of 7 to 5.

[edit] Notable events

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