1952 American League
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|1952 American League|
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The 1952 season of the American League was the fifty-second 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||154||95||59||0||.617||-.-||727 (4.72)||557 (3.62)||0.267||0.337||0.403||3.14||0.979|
|2||Cleveland Indians||155||93||61||1||.600||2.0||763 (4.92)||606 (3.91)||0.262||0.340||0.404||3.32||0.975|
|3||Chicago White Sox||156||81||73||2||.519||14.0||610 (3.91)||568 (3.64)||0.252||0.321||0.348||3.25||0.980|
|4||Philadelphia Athletics||155||79||75||1||.510||16.0||664 (4.28)||723 (4.66)||0.253||0.340||0.359||4.15||0.977|
|5||Washington Senators||157||78||76||3||.497||17.0||598 (3.81)||608 (3.87)||0.239||0.314||0.326||3.37||0.978|
|6||Boston Red Sox||154||76||78||0||.494||19.0||668 (4.34)||658 (4.27)||0.255||0.325||0.377||3.80||0.976|
|7||St. Louis Browns||155||64||90||1||.413||31.0||604 (3.90)||733 (4.73)||0.250||0.319||0.356||4.12||0.974|
|8||Detroit Tigers||156||50||104||2||.321||45.0||557 (3.57)||738 (4.73)||0.243||0.315||0.352||4.25||0.975|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The American League lost 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 Casey Stengel.
In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers, 4 games to 3.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Bobby Shantz, a pitcher with the Philadelphia Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 280 out of a possible 336 points and 16 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Harry Byrd, a pitcher with the Philadelphia Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 9 out of a possible 24 points and 9 first place votes.
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 American League's Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago Cubs of the National League by a score of 4 to 2.
- Charlie Berry
- Jim Duffy
- Grover Froese
- Bill Grieve
- Jim Honochick
- Eddie Hurley
- Bill McGowan
- Bill McKinley
- Larry Napp
- Joe Paparella
- Art Passarella
- Scotty Robb
- Eddie Rommel
- Hank Soar
- Johnny Stevens
- Bill Summers
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