1945 American League
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|1945 American League|
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The 1945 season of the American League was the forty-fifth 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||Detroit Tigers||155||88||65||2||.568||-.-||633 (4.08)||565 (3.65)||0.256||0.322||0.361||2.99||0.974|
|2||Washington Senators||156||87||67||2||.558||1.5||622 (3.99)||562 (3.60)||0.258||0.327||0.334||2.92||0.970|
|3||St. Louis Browns||154||81||70||3||.526||6.0||597 (3.88)||548 (3.56)||0.249||0.315||0.341||3.14||0.976|
|4||New York Yankees||152||81||71||0||.533||6.5||676 (4.45)||606 (3.99)||0.259||0.338||0.373||3.45||0.971|
|5||Cleveland Indians||147||73||72||2||.497||11.0||557 (3.79)||548 (3.73)||0.255||0.325||0.359||3.31||0.977|
|6||Chicago White Sox||150||71||78||1||.473||15.0||596 (3.97)||633 (4.22)||0.262||0.324||0.337||3.69||0.970|
|7||Boston Red Sox||157||71||83||3||.452||17.5||599 (3.82)||674 (4.29)||0.260||0.327||0.346||3.80||0.973|
|8||Philadelphia Athletics||153||52||98||3||.340||34.5||494 (3.23)||638 (4.17)||0.245||0.304||0.316||3.62||0.975|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The thirteenth midsummer classic was not played due to wartime travel restrictions. The game was scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, 1945 at Fenway Park in Boston, MA with Luke Sewell as the American League manager.
In the World Series, the American League champion Detroit Tigers defeated the National League's Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Hal Newhouser, a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 236 out of a possible 336 points and 9 first place votes.
Hall of Fame Game
The 1945 Hall of Fame Game was not held due to wartime travel restrictions.
- Charlie Berry
- Jim Boyer
- Bill Grieve
- Cal Hubbard
- Red Jones
- Bill McGowan
- Art Passarella
- George Pipgras
- Eddie Rommel
- Joe Rue
- Ernie Stewart
- Bill Summers
- Hal Weafer
- James D. Szalontai: Teenager on First, Geezer at Bat, 4-F on Deck: Major League Baseball in 1945, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2009.
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