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The 1949 season of the National League was the seventy-fourth 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 Brooklyn Dodgers 156 97 57 2 .622 -.- 879 (5.63) 651 (4.17) 0.274 0.350 0.419 3.80 0.979
2 St. Louis Cardinals 157 96 58 3 .611 1.0 766 (4.88) 616 (3.92) 0.277 0.345 0.404 3.44 0.977
3 Philadelphia Phillies 154 81 73 0 .526 16.0 662 (4.30) 668 (4.34) 0.254 0.322 0.388 3.89 0.974
4 Boston Braves 157 75 79 3 .478 22.0 706 (4.50) 719 (4.58) 0.258 0.342 0.374 3.99 0.975
5 New York Giants 156 73 81 2 .468 24.0 736 (4.72) 693 (4.44) 0.261 0.337 0.401 3.82 0.973
6 Pittsburgh Pirates 154 71 83 0 .461 26.0 681 (4.42) 760 (4.94) 0.259 0.329 0.384 4.57 0.978
7 Cincinnati Reds 156 62 92 2 .397 35.0 627 (4.02) 770 (4.94) 0.260 0.314 0.368 4.34 0.977
8 Chicago Cubs 154 61 93 0 .396 36.0 593 (3.85) 773 (5.02) 0.256 0.309 0.373 4.50 0.970

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 157
At Bats Richie Ashburn
Granny Hamner
Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Phillies
662
Runs Scored Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers 132
Hits Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 207
Doubles Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 41
Triples Stan Musial
Enos Slaughter
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals
13
Home Runs Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh Pirates 54
Total Bases Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 382
Runs Batted In Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh Pirates 127
Stolen Bases Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers 37
Walks Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh Pirates 117
Hit by Pitch Andy Pafko Chicago Cubs 9
Strikeouts Duke Snider Brooklyn Dodgers 92
Sacrifice Hits Marty Marion
Jackie Robinson
St. Louis Cardinals
Brooklyn Dodgers
17
Grounded into Double Plays Sid Gordon New York Giants 24
Batting Average Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers 0.342
On-Base Percentage Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 0.438
Slugging Percentage Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh Pirates 0.658
On-Base plus Slugging Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh Pirates 1.090
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh Pirates 184

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Warren Spahn Boston Braves 21
Losses Howie Fox Cincinnati Reds 19
Win-Loss Percentage Ted Wilks St. Louis Cardinals 0.769
Appearances Ted Wilks St. Louis Cardinals 59
Games Started Ken Raffensberger
Warren Spahn
Cincinnati Reds
Boston Braves
38
Complete Games Warren Spahn Boston Braves 25
Shutouts Ken Heintzelman
Don Newcombe
Howie Pollet
Ken Raffensberger
Philadelphia Phillies
Brooklyn Dodgers
St. Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
5
Games Finished Harry Gumbert Cincinnati Reds/Pittsburgh Pirates 34
Saves Ted Wilks St. Louis Cardinals 9
Innings Pitched Warren Spahn Boston Braves 302.1
Batters Faced Warren Spahn Boston Braves 1258
Hits Allowed Ken Raffensberger Cincinnati Reds 289
Home Runs Allowed Larry Jansen New York Giants 36
Base-on-Balls Allowed Herm Wehmeier Cincinnati Reds 117
Hit Batsmen Sheldon Jones New York Giants 10
Strikeouts Warren Spahn Boston Braves 151
Wild Pitches Dutch Leonard
Herm Wehmeier
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
7
Balks Adrian Zabala New York Giants 3
Runs Allowed Johnny Sain Boston Braves 150
Earned Runs Allowed Johnny Sain Boston Braves 130
Earned Run Average Dave Koslo New York Giants 2.50
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Dave Koslo New York Giants 1.113

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost 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 Billy Southworth.

[edit] Postseason

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

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Jackie Robinson, a second baseman with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the award's voting, he had 264 out of a possible 336 points and 12 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Don Newcombe, a pitcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the award's voting, he had 21 out of a possible 24 points and 21 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 National League's Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Washington Senators of the American League by a score of 8 to 7.

[edit] Notable events

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