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The 1953 season of the American League was the fifty-third 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 151 99 52 0 .656 -.- 801 (5.30) 547 (3.62) 0.273 0.355 0.417 3.20 0.979
2 Cleveland Indians 155 92 62 1 .594 8.5 770 (4.97) 627 (4.05) 0.270 0.345 0.410 3.64 0.979
3 Chicago White Sox 156 89 65 2 .571 11.5 716 (4.59) 592 (3.79) 0.258 0.335 0.364 3.41 0.980
4 Boston Red Sox 153 84 69 0 .549 16.0 656 (4.29) 632 (4.13) 0.264 0.328 0.384 3.58 0.976
5 Washington Senators 152 76 76 0 .500 23.5 687 (4.52) 614 (4.04) 0.263 0.339 0.368 3.66 0.979
6 Detroit Tigers 158 60 94 4 .380 40.5 695 (4.40) 923 (5.84) 0.266 0.328 0.387 5.25 0.979
7 Philadelphia Athletics 157 59 95 3 .376 41.5 632 (4.03) 799 (5.09) 0.256 0.318 0.372 4.67 0.978
8 St. Louis Browns 154 54 100 0 .351 46.5 555 (3.60) 778 (5.05) 0.249 0.315 0.363 4.48 0.974

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Dave Philley Philadelphia Athletics 157
At Bats Harvey Kuenn Detroit Tigers 679
Runs Scored Al Rosen Cleveland Indians 115
Hits Harvey Kuenn Detroit Tigers 209
Doubles Mickey Vernon Washington Senators 43
Triples Jim Rivera Chicago White Sox 16
Home Runs Al Rosen Cleveland Indians 43
Total Bases Al Rosen Cleveland Indians 367
Runs Batted In Al Rosen Cleveland Indians 145
Stolen Bases Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox 25
Caught Stealing Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox 16
Walks Eddie Yost Washington Senators 123
Hit by Pitch Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox 17
Strikeouts Larry Doby Cleveland Indians 121
Sacrifice Hits Jim Piersall Boston Red Sox 19
Grounded into Double Plays Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox 23
Batting Average Mickey Vernon Washington Senators 0.337
On-Base Percentage Gene Woodling New York Yankees 0.429 *
Slugging Percentage Al Rosen Cleveland Indians 0.613
On-Base plus Slugging Al Rosen Cleveland Indians 1.035
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Al Rosen Cleveland Indians 180

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Bob Porterfield Washington Senators 22
Losses Harry Byrd Philadelphia Athletics 20
Win-Loss Percentage Ed Lopat New York Yankees 0.800
Appearances Ellis Kinder Boston Red Sox 69
Games Started Harry Byrd Philadelphia Athletics 37
Complete Games Bob Porterfield Washington Senators 24
Shutouts Bob Porterfield Washington Senators 9
Games Finished Ellis Kinder Boston Red Sox 51
Saves Ellis Kinder Boston Red Sox 27
Innings Pitched Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 286.2
Batters Faced Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 1216
Hits Allowed Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 283
Home Runs Allowed Ted Gray Detroit Tigers 25
Base-on-Balls Allowed Mel Parnell Boston Red Sox 116
Hit Batsmen Harry Byrd Philadelphia Athletics 14
Strikeouts Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox 186
Wild Pitches Alex Kellner Philadelphia Athletics 10
Balks 21 players tied 1
Runs Allowed Harry Byrd Philadelphia Athletics 155
Earned Runs Allowed Harry Byrd Philadelphia Athletics 145
Earned Run Average Ed Lopat New York Yankees 2.42
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Ed Lopat New York Yankees 1.127

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League lost the twentieth midsummer classic at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, OH on Tuesday, July 14, 1953 by a score of 5 to 1. 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 2.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Al Rosen, a third baseman with the Cleveland Indians. In the award's voting, he had 336 out of a possible 336 points and 24 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Harvey Kuenn, a shortstop with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 23 out of a possible 24 points and 23 first place votes.


[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The twelfth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 27 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Chicago White Sox lost to the Cincinnati Reds of the National League by a score of 16 to 6.

[edit] Notable events

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