1943 Major League Baseball season

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1943 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 20 – October 11, 1943
Regular season
Season championsAL: New York Yankees
NL: St. Louis Cardinals
Season MVPAL: Spud Chandler (NYY)
NL: Stan Musial (SLC)
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upSt. Louis Cardinals
MLB seasons

The 1943 Major League Baseball season, saw the New York Yankees defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series.

In order to conserve rail transport during World War II, the 1943 Spring training was limited to an area east of the Mississippi River and north of the Ohio River. The Chicago White Sox held camp in French Lick, Indiana, the Washington Senators in College Park, Maryland, and the New York Yankees in Asbury Park, New Jersey.[1]

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 98   56 .636    --
2nd Washington Senators 84   69 .549   13.5
3rd Cleveland Indians 82   71 .536   15.5
3rd Chicago White Sox 82   72 .532   16.0
5th Detroit Tigers 78   76 .506   20.0
6th St. Louis Browns 72   80 .474   25.0
7th Boston Red Sox 68   84 .461   29.0
8th Philadelphia Athletics 49   105 .318   49.0

National League final standings[edit]

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st St. Louis Cardinals 105   49 .682    --
2nd Cincinnati Reds 87   67 .565   18.0
3rd Brooklyn Dodgers 81   72 .529   23.5
4th Pittsburgh Pirates 80   74 .519   25.0
5th Chicago Cubs 74   79 .484   30.5
6th Boston Braves 68   85 .444   36.5
7th Philadelphia Phillies 64   90 .416   41.0
8th New York Giants 55   98 .359   49.5


American League[edit]

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

National League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Casey Stengel and Bob Coleman
Brooklyn Dodgers Leo Durocher
Chicago Cubs Jimmie Wilson
Cincinnati Reds Bill McKechnie
New York Giants Mel Ott
Philadelphia Phillies Bucky Harris and Freddie Fitzsimmons
Pittsburgh Pirates Frankie Frisch
St. Louis Cardinals Billy Southworth

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Suehsdorf, A. D. (1978). The Great American Baseball Scrapbook, p. 103. Random House. ISBN 0-394-50253-1.

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