1943 American League
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|1943 American League|
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The 1943 season of the American League was the forty-third 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||155||98||56||1||.632||-.-||669 (4.32)||542 (3.50)||0.256||0.334||0.376||2.93||0.974|
|2||Washington Senators||153||84||69||0||.549||13.5||666 (4.35)||595 (3.89)||0.254||0.331||0.347||3.18||0.971|
|3||Cleveland Indians||153||82||71||0||.536||15.5||600 (3.92)||577 (3.77)||0.255||0.327||0.350||3.15||0.975|
|4||Chicago White Sox||155||82||72||1||.529||16.0||573 (3.70)||594 (3.83)||0.247||0.320||0.320||3.20||0.973|
|5||Detroit Tigers||155||78||76||1||.503||20.0||632 (4.08)||560 (3.61)||0.261||0.322||0.359||3.00||0.971|
|6||St. Louis Browns||153||72||80||1||.471||25.0||596 (3.90)||604 (3.95)||0.245||0.320||0.349||3.41||0.975|
|7||Boston Red Sox||155||68||84||3||.439||29.0||563 (3.63)||607 (3.92)||0.244||0.306||0.332||3.45||0.976|
|8||Philadelphia Athletics||155||49||105||1||.316||49.0||497 (3.21)||717 (4.63)||0.232||0.291||0.297||4.05||0.973|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The American League won the eleventh midsummer classic at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday, July 13, 1943 by a score of 5 to 3. The league's manager was Joe McCarthy.
In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated the National League's St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Spud Chandler, a pitcher with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 246 out of a possible 336 points and 12 first place votes.
Hall of Fame Game
The fourth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 19 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 Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League by a score of 7 to 5.
- Charlie Berry
- Bill Grieve
- Cal Hubbard
- Bill McGowan
- George Pipgras
- Eddie Rommel
- Joe Rue
- Ernie Stewart
- Bill Summers
- Hal Weafer
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