1953 American League
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|1953 American League|
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The 1953 season of the American League was the fifty-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||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|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
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.
In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers, 4 games to 2.
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.
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.
- Charlie Berry
- Jim Duffy
- Red Flaherty
- 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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