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The 1952 season of the American League was the fifty-second 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 154 95 59 0 .617 -.- 727 (4.72) 557 (3.62) 0.267 0.337 0.403 3.14 0.979
2 Cleveland Indians 155 93 61 1 .600 2.0 763 (4.92) 606 (3.91) 0.262 0.340 0.404 3.32 0.975
3 Chicago White Sox 156 81 73 2 .519 14.0 610 (3.91) 568 (3.64) 0.252 0.321 0.348 3.25 0.980
4 Philadelphia Athletics 155 79 75 1 .510 16.0 664 (4.28) 723 (4.66) 0.253 0.340 0.359 4.15 0.977
5 Washington Senators 157 78 76 3 .497 17.0 598 (3.81) 608 (3.87) 0.239 0.314 0.326 3.37 0.978
6 Boston Red Sox 154 76 78 0 .494 19.0 668 (4.34) 658 (4.27) 0.255 0.325 0.377 3.80 0.976
7 St. Louis Browns 155 64 90 1 .413 31.0 604 (3.90) 733 (4.73) 0.250 0.319 0.356 4.12 0.974
8 Detroit Tigers 156 50 104 2 .321 45.0 557 (3.57) 738 (4.73) 0.243 0.315 0.352 4.25 0.975

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Eddie Yost Washington Senators 157
At Bats Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 648
Runs Scored Larry Doby Cleveland Indians 104
Hits Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 192
Doubles Ferris Fain Philadelphia Athletics 43
Triples Bobby Avila Cleveland Indians 11
Home Runs Larry Doby Cleveland Indians 32
Total Bases Al Rosen Cleveland Indians 297
Runs Batted In Al Rosen Cleveland Indians 105
Stolen Bases Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox 22
Caught Stealing Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox 16
Walks Eddie Yost Washington Senators 129
Hit by Pitch Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox 14
Strikeouts Larry Doby
Mickey Mantle
Cleveland Indians
New York Yankees
111
Sacrifice Hits Phil Rizzuto New York Yankees 23
Grounded into Double Plays Dave Philley Philadelphia Athletics 29
Batting Average Ferris Fain Philadelphia Athletics 0.327
On-Base Percentage Ferris Fain Philadelphia Athletics 0.438
Slugging Percentage Larry Doby Cleveland Indians 0.541
On-Base plus Slugging Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 0.924
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 162

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Bobby Shantz Philadelphia Athletics 24
Losses Art Houtteman Detroit Tigers 20
Win-Loss Percentage Bobby Shantz Philadelphia Athletics 0.774
Appearances Bill Kennedy Chicago White Sox 47
Games Started Mike Garcia
Bob Lemon
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians
36
Complete Games Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 28
Shutouts Mike Garcia
Allie Reynolds
Cleveland Indians
New York Yankees
6
Games Finished Satchel Paige St. Louis Browns 35
Saves Harry Dorish Chicago White Sox 11
Innings Pitched Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 309.2
Batters Faced Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 1252
Hits Allowed Mike Garcia Cleveland Indians 284
Home Runs Allowed Early Wynn Cleveland Indians 23
Base-on-Balls Allowed Early Wynn Cleveland Indians 132
Hit Batsmen Tommy Byrne
Earl Harrist
St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Browns
10
Strikeouts Allie Reynolds New York Yankees 160
Wild Pitches Gene Bearden St. Louis Browns 10
Balks Bill Wight Boston Red Sox/Detroit Tigers 4
Runs Allowed Bob Feller
Alex Kellner
Cleveland Indians
Philadelphia Athletics
124
Earned Runs Allowed Alex Kellner Philadelphia Athletics 112
Earned Run Average Allie Reynolds New York Yankees 2.06
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Bobby Shantz Philadelphia Athletics 1.048

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League lost the nineteenth midsummer classic at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday, July 8, 1952 by a score of 3 to 2 after the game went only 5 innings before being called due to rain. 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 Brooklyn Dodgers, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Bobby Shantz, a pitcher with the Philadelphia Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 280 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 Harry Byrd, a pitcher with the Philadelphia Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 9 out of a possible 24 points and 9 first place votes.


[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The eleventh annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 21 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago Cubs of the National League by a score of 4 to 2.

[edit] Notable events

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