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The 1949 season of the American League was the forty-ninth 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 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

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Vern Stephens
Vic Wertz
Ted Williams
Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers
Boston Red Sox
155
At Bats Dale Mitchell Cleveland Indians 640
Runs Scored Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 150
Hits Dale Mitchell Cleveland Indians 203
Doubles Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 39
Triples Dale Mitchell Cleveland Indians 23
Home Runs Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 43
Total Bases Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 368
Runs Batted In Vern Stephens
Ted Williams
Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
159
Stolen Bases Bob Dillinger St. Louis Browns 20
Caught Stealing Bob Dillinger St. Louis Browns 14
Walks Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 162
Hit by Pitch Larry Doby
Eddie Robinson
Cleveland Indians
Washington Senators
7
Strikeouts Dick Kokos St. Louis Browns 91
Sacrifice Hits Phil Rizzuto New York Yankees 25
Grounded into Double Plays Bobby Doerr Boston Red Sox 31
Batting Average George Kell
Ted Williams
Detroit Tigers
Boston Red Sox
0.343
On-Base Percentage Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.490
Slugging Percentage Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.650
On-Base plus Slugging Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 1.140
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 192

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Mel Parnell Boston Red Sox 25
Losses Paul Calvert
Ned Garver
Sid Hudson
Washington Senators
St. Louis Browns
Washington Senators
17
Win-Loss Percentage Ellis Kinder Boston Red Sox 0.793
Appearances Joe Page New York Yankees 60
Games Started Vic Raschi New York Yankees 37
Complete Games Mel Parnell Boston Red Sox 27
Shutouts Ellis Kinder
Virgil Trucks
Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers
6
Games Finished Joe Page New York Yankees 48
Saves Joe Page New York Yankees 27
Innings Pitched Mel Parnell Boston Red Sox 295.1
Batters Faced Mel Parnell Boston Red Sox 1240
Hits Allowed Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers 277
Home Runs Allowed Randy Gumpert Chicago White Sox 22
Base-on-Balls Allowed Tommy Byrne New York Yankees 179
Hit Batsmen Tommy Byrne New York Yankees 13
Strikeouts Virgil Trucks Detroit Tigers 153
Wild Pitches Gene Bearden Cleveland Indians 11
Balks Alex Kellner Philadelphia Athletics 3
Runs Allowed Ned Garver St. Louis Browns 126
Earned Runs Allowed Lou Brissie
Hal Newhouser
Philadelphia Athletics
Detroit Tigers
109
Earned Run Average Mike Garcia Cleveland Indians 2.36
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Fred Hutchinson Detroit Tigers 1.161

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the sixteenth midsummer classic at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, NY on Tuesday, July 12, 1949 by a score of 11 to 7. The league's manager was Lou Boudreau.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers, 4 games to 1.

[edit] 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.


[edit] 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.

[edit] Notable events

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