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|1951 in baseball|
|1951 National 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 Giants||157||98||59||0||.624||-.-||781 (4.97)||641 (4.08)||0.260||0.343||0.418||3.48||0.972|
|2||Brooklyn Dodgers||158||97||60||1||.614||1.0||855 (5.41)||672 (4.25)||0.275||0.347||0.434||3.88||0.979|
|3||St. Louis Cardinals||155||81||73||1||.523||15.5||683 (4.41)||671 (4.33)||0.264||0.335||0.382||3.95||0.980|
|4||Boston Braves||155||76||78||1||.490||20.5||723 (4.66)||662 (4.27)||0.262||0.333||0.394||3.75||0.976|
|5||Philadelphia Phillies||154||73||81||0||.474||23.5||648 (4.21)||644 (4.18)||0.260||0.324||0.375||3.81||0.977|
|6||Cincinnati Reds||155||68||86||1||.439||28.5||559 (3.61)||667 (4.30)||0.248||0.302||0.351||3.70||0.977|
|7||Pittsburgh Pirates||155||64||90||1||.413||32.5||689 (4.45)||845 (5.45)||0.258||0.328||0.397||4.79||0.972|
|8||Chicago Cubs||155||62||92||1||.400||34.5||614 (3.96)||750 (4.84)||0.250||0.312||0.364||4.34||0.971|
 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 Roy Campanella, a catcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the award's voting, he had 243 out of a possible 336 points and 11 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Willie Mays, an outfielder with the New York Giants. In the award's voting, he had 18 out of a possible 24 points and 18 first place votes.
 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 National League's Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Philadelphia Athletics of the American League by a score of 9 to 4.
 Notable events