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The 1951 season of the American League was the fifty-first season of the league.

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[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 154 98 56 0 .636 -.- 798 (5.18) 621 (4.03) 0.269 0.345 0.408 3.56 0.975
2 Cleveland Indians 155 93 61 1 .600 5.0 696 (4.49) 594 (3.83) 0.256 0.333 0.389 3.38 0.978
3 Boston Red Sox 154 87 67 0 .565 11.0 804 (5.22) 725 (4.71) 0.266 0.356 0.392 4.14 0.977
4 Chicago White Sox 155 81 73 1 .523 17.0 714 (4.61) 644 (4.15) 0.270 0.343 0.385 3.50 0.975
5 Detroit Tigers 154 73 81 0 .474 25.0 685 (4.45) 741 (4.81) 0.265 0.336 0.380 4.29 0.974
6 Philadelphia Athletics 154 70 84 0 .455 28.0 736 (4.78) 745 (4.84) 0.262 0.346 0.386 4.47 0.978
7 Washington Senators 154 62 92 0 .403 36.0 672 (4.36) 764 (4.96) 0.263 0.333 0.355 4.49 0.973
8 St. Louis Browns 154 52 102 0 .338 46.0 611 (3.97) 882 (5.73) 0.247 0.315 0.357 5.18 0.971

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Jerry Priddy
Al Rosen
Eddie Yost
Detroit Tigers
Cleveland Indians
Washington Senators
154
At Bats Dom DiMaggio Boston Red Sox 639
Runs Scored Dom DiMaggio Boston Red Sox 113
Hits George Kell Detroit Tigers 191
Doubles George Kell
Sam Mele
Eddie Yost
Detroit Tigers
Washington Senators
Washington Senators
36
Triples Minnie Minoso Cleveland Indians/Chicago White Sox 14
Home Runs Gus Zernial Chicago White Sox/Philadelphia Athletics 33
Total Bases Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 295
Runs Batted In Gus Zernial Chicago White Sox/Philadelphia Athletics 129
Stolen Bases Minnie Minoso Cleveland Indians/Chicago White Sox 31
Caught Stealing Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 12
Walks Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 144
Hit by Pitch Minnie Minoso Cleveland Indians/Chicago White Sox 16
Strikeouts Gus Zernial Chicago White Sox/Philadelphia Athletics 101
Sacrifice Hits Phil Rizzuto New York Yankees 26
Grounded into Double Plays Sam Mele
Vern Stephens
Washington Senators
Boston Red Sox
22
Batting Average Ferris Fain Philadelphia Athletics 0.344
On-Base Percentage Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.464
Slugging Percentage Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.556
On-Base plus Slugging Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 1.020
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 164

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 22
Losses Ted Gray
Alex Kellner
Bob Lemon
Billy Pierce
Duane Pillette
Dizzy Trout
Detroit Tigers
Philadelphia Athletics
Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox
St. Louis Browns
Detroit Tigers
14
Win-Loss Percentage Ellis Kinder Boston Red Sox 0.846
Appearances Ellis Kinder Boston Red Sox 63
Games Started Bob Lemon
Vic Raschi
Early Wynn
Cleveland Indians
New York Yankees
Cleveland Indians
34
Complete Games Ned Garver St. Louis Browns 24
Shutouts Allie Reynolds New York Yankees 7
Games Finished Ellis Kinder Boston Red Sox 41
Saves Ellis Kinder Boston Red Sox 14
Innings Pitched Early Wynn Cleveland Indians 274.1
Batters Faced Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 1139
Hits Allowed Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 244
Home Runs Allowed Bob Feller
Dick Starr
Cleveland Indians
St. Louis Browns/Washington Senators
22
Base-on-Balls Allowed Tommy Byrne New York Yankees/St. Louis Browns 150
Hit Batsmen Tommy Byrne New York Yankees/St. Louis Browns 15
Strikeouts Vic Raschi New York Yankees 164
Wild Pitches Alex Kellner Philadelphia Athletics 9
Balks Dick Starr St. Louis Browns/Washington Senators 4
Runs Allowed Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 119
Earned Runs Allowed Duane Pillette St. Louis Browns 106
Earned Run Average Saul Rogovin Detroit Tigers/Chicago White Sox 2.78
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Ed Lopat New York Yankees 1.193

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League lost the eighteenth midsummer classic at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, MI on Tuesday, July 10, 1951 by a score of 8 to 3. 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 New York Giants, 4 games to 2.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Yogi Berra, a catcher with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 184 out of a possible 336 points and 6 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Gil McDougald, a third baseman with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 13 out of a possible 24 points and 13 first place votes.


[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The tenth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 23 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Philadelphia Athletics lost to the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League by a score of 9 to 4.

[edit] Notable events

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