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The 1950 season of the American League was the fiftieth 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 98 56 1 .632 -.- 914 (5.90) 691 (4.46) 0.282 0.363 0.441 4.15 0.979
2 Detroit Tigers 157 95 59 3 .605 3.0 837 (5.33) 713 (4.54) 0.282 0.367 0.417 4.12 0.981
3 Boston Red Sox 154 94 60 0 .610 4.0 1027 (6.67) 804 (5.22) 0.302 0.382 0.464 4.88 0.981
4 Cleveland Indians 155 92 62 1 .594 6.0 806 (5.20) 654 (4.22) 0.269 0.354 0.422 3.75 0.978
5 Washington Senators 155 67 87 1 .432 31.0 690 (4.45) 813 (5.25) 0.260 0.344 0.360 4.66 0.972
6 Chicago White Sox 156 60 94 2 .385 38.0 625 (4.01) 749 (4.80) 0.260 0.330 0.364 4.41 0.977
7 St. Louis Browns 154 58 96 0 .377 40.0 684 (4.44) 916 (5.95) 0.246 0.335 0.370 5.20 0.967
8 Philadelphia Athletics 154 52 102 0 .338 46.0 670 (4.35) 913 (5.93) 0.261 0.347 0.378 5.49 0.974

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Johnny Groth
George Kell
Jerry Priddy
Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers
157
At Bats George Kell Detroit Tigers 641
Runs Scored Dom DiMaggio Boston Red Sox 131
Hits George Kell Detroit Tigers 218
Doubles George Kell Detroit Tigers 56
Triples Dom DiMaggio
Bobby Doerr
Hoot Evers
Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers
11
Home Runs Al Rosen Cleveland Indians 37
Total Bases Walt Dropo Boston Red Sox 326
Runs Batted In Walt Dropo
Vern Stephens
Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
144
Stolen Bases Dom DiMaggio Boston Red Sox 15
Caught Stealing Hoot Evers Detroit Tigers 9
Walks Eddie Yost Washington Senators 141
Hit by Pitch Luke Easter
Al Rosen
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians
10
Strikeouts Gus Zernial Chicago White Sox 110
Sacrifice Hits Phil Rizzuto New York Yankees 19
Grounded into Double Plays Billy Hitchcock Philadelphia Athletics 30
Batting Average Billy Goodman Boston Red Sox 0.354
On-Base Percentage Larry Doby Cleveland Indians 0.442
Slugging Percentage Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees 0.585
On-Base plus Slugging Larry Doby Cleveland Indians 0.987
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Larry Doby Cleveland Indians 154

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 23
Losses Alex Kellner Philadelphia Athletics 20
Win-Loss Percentage Vic Raschi New York Yankees 0.724
Appearances Mickey Harris Washington Senators 53
Games Started Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 37
Complete Games Ned Garver
Bob Lemon
St. Louis Browns
Cleveland Indians
22
Shutouts Art Houtteman Detroit Tigers 4
Games Finished Mickey Harris Washington Senators 43
Saves Mickey Harris Washington Senators 15
Innings Pitched Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 288.0
Batters Faced Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 1254
Hits Allowed Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 281
Home Runs Allowed Art Houtteman Detroit Tigers 29
Base-on-Balls Allowed Tommy Byrne New York Yankees 160
Hit Batsmen Tommy Byrne New York Yankees 17
Strikeouts Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 170
Wild Pitches Carl Scheib Philadelphia Athletics 9
Balks Vic Raschi New York Yankees 6
Runs Allowed Alex Kellner Philadelphia Athletics 157
Earned Runs Allowed Alex Kellner Philadelphia Athletics 137
Earned Run Average Early Wynn Cleveland Indians 3.20
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Early Wynn Cleveland Indians 1.250

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League lost the seventeenth midsummer classic at Comiskey Park in Chicago, IL on Tuesday, July 11, 1950 by a score of 4 to 3 in 14 innings. The league's manager was Casey Stengel.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated the National League's Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 0.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Phil Rizzuto, a shortstop with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 284 out of a possible 336 points and 16 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Walt Dropo, a first baseman with the Boston Red Sox. In the award's voting, he had 15 out of a possible 24 points and 15 first place votes.


[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The ninth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 24 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Giants of the National League by a score of 8 to 5.

[edit] Notable events

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