1942 Major League Baseball season

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1942 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 14 – October 5, 1942
Regular season
Season championsAL: New York Yankees
NL: St. Louis Cardinals
Season MVPAL: Joe Gordon (NYY)
NL: Mort Cooper (STL)
World Series
ChampionsSt. Louis Cardinals
  Runners-upNew York Yankees
MLB seasons

The 1942 Major League Baseball season saw the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the New York Yankees in the World Series.

Awards and honors[edit]

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League final standings[edit]

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 103   51 .669    --
2nd Boston Red Sox 93   59 .565   9
3rd St. Louis Browns 82   69 .543   19.5
4th Cleveland Indians 75   79 .487   28
5th Detroit Tigers 73   81 .474 30
6th Chicago White Sox 66   82 .446 34
7th Washington Senators 62 89 .411 39.5
8th Philadelphia Athletics 55 99 .357 48.0

National League final standings[edit]

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st St. Louis Cardinals 106   48 .688    --
2nd Brooklyn Dodgers 104   50 .675   2
3rd New York Giants 85   67 .559   20
4th Cincinnati Reds 76   76 .500   29
5th Pittsburgh Pirates 66   81 .449 36.5
6th Chicago Cubs 68   86 .442 38.0
7th Boston Braves 59 89 .399 44.0
8th Philadelphia Phillies 42 109 .278 62.5

Managers[edit]

American League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Joe Cronin
Chicago White Sox Jimmy Dykes
Cleveland Indians Roger Peckinpaugh
Detroit Tigers Del Baker
New York Yankees Joe McCarthy
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Luke Sewell
Washington Senators Bucky Harris

National League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Casey Stengel
Brooklyn Dodgers Leo Durocher
Chicago Cubs Jimmie Wilson
Cincinnati Reds Bill McKechnie
New York Giants Bill Terry
Philadelphia Phillies Hans Lobert
Pittsburgh Pirates Frankie Frisch
St. Louis Cardinals Billy Southworth

Feats[edit]

The Philadelphia Athletics set a record for the fewest runs batted in during a season, with only 354.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Runs Batted In – Single Season RBI Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved June 6, 2012.


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