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The 1952 season of the National League was the seventy-seventh 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 155 96 57 2 .619 -.- 775 (5.00) 603 (3.89) 0.262 0.345 0.399 3.53 0.982
2 New York Giants 154 92 62 0 .597 4.5 722 (4.69) 639 (4.15) 0.256 0.325 0.399 3.59 0.974
3 St. Louis Cardinals 154 88 66 0 .571 8.5 677 (4.40) 630 (4.09) 0.267 0.335 0.391 3.66 0.977
4 Philadelphia Phillies 154 87 67 0 .565 9.5 657 (4.27) 552 (3.58) 0.260 0.330 0.376 3.07 0.975
5 Chicago Cubs 155 77 77 1 .497 19.5 628 (4.05) 631 (4.07) 0.264 0.318 0.383 3.58 0.976
6 Cincinnati Reds 154 69 85 0 .448 27.5 615 (3.99) 659 (4.28) 0.249 0.312 0.366 4.01 0.982
7 Boston Braves 155 64 89 2 .413 32.0 569 (3.67) 651 (4.20) 0.233 0.298 0.343 3.78 0.975
8 Pittsburgh Pirates 155 42 112 1 .271 54.5 515 (3.32) 793 (5.12) 0.231 0.297 0.331 4.65 0.970

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Bobby Adams
Richie Ashburn
Whitey Lockman
Roy McMillan
Stan Musial
Connie Ryan
Cincinnati Reds
Philadelphia Phillies
New York Giants
Cincinnati Reds
St. Louis Cardinals
Philadelphia Phillies
154
At Bats Bobby Adams Cincinnati Reds 637
Runs Scored Solly Hemus
Stan Musial
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals
105
Hits Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 194
Doubles Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 42
Triples Bobby Thomson New York Giants 14
Home Runs Ralph Kiner
Hank Sauer
Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs
37
Total Bases Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 311
Runs Batted In Hank Sauer Chicago Cubs 121
Stolen Bases Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers 30
Caught Stealing Billy Cox Brooklyn Dodgers 12
Walks Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh Pirates 110
Hit by Pitch Solly Hemus St. Louis Cardinals 20
Strikeouts Eddie Mathews Boston Braves 115
Sacrifice Hits Granny Hamner Philadelphia Phillies 17
Grounded into Double Plays Roy Campanella Brooklyn Dodgers 22
Batting Average Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 0.336
On-Base Percentage Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers 0.440
Slugging Percentage Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 0.538
On-Base plus Slugging Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 0.970
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 167

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 28
Losses Murry Dickson Pittsburgh Pirates 21
Win-Loss Percentage Eddie Yuhas St. Louis Cardinals 0.857
Appearances Hoyt Wilhelm New York Giants 71
Games Started Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 37
Complete Games Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 30
Shutouts Ken Raffensberger
Curt Simmons
Cincinnati Reds
Philadelphia Phillies
6
Games Finished Joe Black Brooklyn Dodgers 41
Saves Al Brazle St. Louis Cardinals 16
Innings Pitched Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 330.0
Batters Faced Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 1310
Hits Allowed Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 292
Home Runs Allowed Murry Dickson Pittsburgh Pirates 26
Base-on-Balls Allowed Vinegar Bend Mizell
Herm Wehmeier
St. Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
103
Hit Batsmen Frank Smith
Gerry Staley
Herm Wehmeier
Cincinnati Reds
St. Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
7
Strikeouts Warren Spahn Boston Braves 183
Wild Pitches Johnny Klippstein Chicago Cubs 12
Balks Ron Kline Pittsburgh Pirates 3
Runs Allowed Murry Dickson Pittsburgh Pirates 128
Earned Runs Allowed Murry Dickson
Jim Wilson
Pittsburgh Pirates
Boston Braves
110
Earned Run Average Hoyt Wilhelm New York Giants 2.43
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Warren Hacker Chicago Cubs 0.946

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League won 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 Leo Durocher.

[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 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Hank Sauer, an outfielder with the Chicago Cubs. In the award's voting, he had 226 out of a possible 336 points and 8 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Joe Black, a pitcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the award's voting, he had 19 out of a possible 24 points and 19 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 National League's Chicago Cubs lost to the Cleveland Indians of the American League by a score of 4 to 2.

[edit] Notable events

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