1943 Cleveland Indians season

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1943 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Alva Bradley
General manager(s)Roger Peckinpaugh
Manager(s)Lou Boudreau
Local radioWCLE · WHK
(Jack Graney, Lew Henry)
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Offseason[edit]

  • Prior to 1943 season (exact date unknown)

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 98 56 .636 --
Washington Senators 84 69 .549 13.5
Cleveland Indians 82 71 .536 15.5
Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 16
Detroit Tigers 78 76 .506 20
St. Louis Browns 72 80 .474 25
Boston Red Sox 68 84 .447 29
Philadelphia Athletics 49 105 .318 49

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1943 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 8–14 12–10 11–11–1 5–17–1 11–11 11–9–1 10–12
Chicago 14–8 7–15 9–13 10–12 18–4–1 10–12 14–8
Cleveland 10–12 15–7 15–7 9–13 16–6 9–13 8–13
Detroit 11–11–1 13–9 7–15 10–12 13–9 11–11 13–9
New York 17–5–1 12–10 13–9 12–10 16–6 17–5 11–11
Philadelphia 11–11 4–18–1 6–16 9–13 6–16 8–14 5–17
St. Louis 9–11–1 12–10 13–9 11–11 5–17 14–8 8–14
Washington 12–10 8–14 13–8 9–13 11–11 17–5 14–8


Roster[edit]

1943 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Buddy Rosar 115 382 108 .283 1 41
1B Mickey Rocco 108 405 97 .240 5 46
2B Ray Mack 153 545 120 .220 7 62
SS Lou Boudreau 152 539 154 .286 3 67
3B Ken Keltner 110 427 111 .260 4 39
OF Oris Hockett 141 601 166 .276 2 51
OF Jeff Heath 118 424 116 .274 18 79
OF Roy Cullenbine 138 488 141 .289 8 56

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Hank Edwards 92 297 82 .276 3 28
Rusty Peters 79 215 47 .219 1 19
Gene Desautels 68 185 38 .205 0 19
Otto Denning 37 129 31 .240 0 13
Pat Seerey 26 72 16 .222 1 5
Gene Woodling 8 25 8 .320 1 5
Jimmy Grant 15 22 3 .136 0 1
Eddie Turchin 11 13 3 .231 0 1
Frank Doljack 3 7 0 .000 0 0
Jim McDonnell 2 1 0 .000 0 0
George Susce 3 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jim Bagby 36 273.0 17 14 3.10 70
Al Smith 29 208.1 17 7 2.55 72
Allie Reynolds 34 198.2 11 12 2.99 151
Vern Kennedy 28 146.2 10 7 2.45 63
Mel Harder 19 135.1 8 7 3.06 40

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ray Poat 17 45.0 2 5 4.40 31
Al Milnar 16 39.0 1 3 8.08 12
Ed Klieman 1 9.0 0 1 1.00 2
Paul Calvert 5 8.1 0 0 4.32 2
Steve Gromek 3 4.0 0 0 9.00 4

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Joe Heving 30 1 1 9 2.75 34
Jack Salveson 23 5 3 3 3.35 24
Chubby Dean 17 5 5 0 4.50 29
Mike Naymick 29 4 4 2 2.30 41
Pete Center 24 1 2 1 2.76 10

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Lou Boudreau, Shortstop

Roy Cullenbine, Outfielder

Oris Hockett, Outfielder

Ken Keltner, Third baseman (starter)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Baltimore Orioles International League Alphonse "Tommy" Thomas
A Wilkes-Barre Barons Eastern League Tony Lazzeri
D Batavia Clippers PONY League Earl Wolgamot

[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sherm Lollar transactions at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Pete Milne at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

External links[edit]