1939 American League
|1939 in baseball|
|1939 American League|
|<< 1938 1940 >>|
The 1939 season of the American League was the thirty-ninth season of the league.
- 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||152||106||45||1||.697||-.-||967 (6.36)||556 (3.66)||0.287||0.370||0.451||3.31||0.978|
|2||Boston Red Sox||152||89||62||1||.586||17.0||890 (5.86)||795 (5.23)||0.291||0.362||0.436||4.56||0.970|
|3||Cleveland Indians||154||87||67||0||.565||20.5||797 (5.18)||700 (4.55)||0.280||0.349||0.413||4.08||0.970|
|4||Chicago White Sox||155||85||69||1||.548||22.5||755 (4.87)||737 (4.75)||0.275||0.347||0.374||4.31||0.972|
|5||Detroit Tigers||155||81||73||1||.523||26.5||849 (5.48)||762 (4.92)||0.279||0.354||0.426||4.29||0.967|
|6||Washington Senators||153||65||87||1||.425||41.5||702 (4.59)||797 (5.21)||0.278||0.345||0.379||4.60||0.966|
|7||Philadelphia Athletics||153||55||97||1||.359||51.5||711 (4.65)||1022 (6.68)||0.271||0.334||0.400||5.79||0.964|
|8||St. Louis Browns||156||43||111||2||.276||64.5||733 (4.70)||1035 (6.63)||0.268||0.336||0.381||6.01||0.968|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The American League won the seventh midsummer classic at Yankee Stadium in New York, NY on Tuesday, July 11, 1939 by a score of 3 to 1. The league's manager was Joe McCarthy.
In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated the National League's Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 0.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Joe DiMaggio, an outfielder with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 280 out of a possible 336 points and 15 first place votes.
- Steve Basil
- Harry Geisel
- Bill Grieve
- Cal Hubbard
- Lou Kolls
- Bill McGowan
- George Moriarty
- Red Ormsby
- George Pipgras
- John Quinn
- Eddie Rommel
- Joe Rue
- Bill Summers
- Lawrence S. Katz: Baseball in 1939: The Watershed Season of the National Pastime, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 1995. ISBN 978-0-7864-7163-8
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