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|1949 in baseball|
|1949 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||New York Yankees||155||97||57||1||.626||-.-||829 (5.35)||637 (4.11)||0.269||0.359||0.400||3.69||0.977|
|2||Boston Red Sox||155||96||58||1||.619||1.0||896 (5.78)||667 (4.30)||0.282||0.379||0.420||3.97||0.980|
|3||Cleveland Indians||154||89||65||0||.578||8.0||675 (4.38)||574 (3.73)||0.260||0.336||0.384||3.36||0.983|
|4||Detroit Tigers||155||87||67||1||.561||10.0||751 (4.85)||655 (4.23)||0.267||0.359||0.378||3.77||0.978|
|5||Philadelphia Athletics||154||81||73||0||.526||16.0||726 (4.71)||725 (4.71)||0.260||0.358||0.369||4.23||0.976|
|6||Chicago White Sox||154||63||91||0||.409||34.0||648 (4.21)||737 (4.79)||0.257||0.346||0.347||4.30||0.978|
|7||St. Louis Browns||155||53||101||1||.342||44.0||667 (4.30)||913 (5.89)||0.254||0.336||0.377||5.21||0.972|
|8||Washington Senators||154||50||104||0||.325||47.0||584 (3.79)||868 (5.64)||0.254||0.330||0.356||5.10||0.973|
 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 Ted Williams, an outfielder with the Boston Red Sox. In the award's voting, he had 272 out of a possible 336 points and 13 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Roy Sievers, an outfielder with the St. Louis Browns. In the award's voting, he had 10 out of a possible 24 points and 10 first place votes.
 Hall of Fame Game
The eighth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on June 13 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Washington Senators defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League by a score of 8 to 7.
 Notable events