1946 Major League Baseball season

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1946 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 16 – October 15, 1946
Regular season
Season championsAL: Boston Red Sox
NL: St. Louis Cardinals
Season MVPAL: Ted Williams (BOS)
NL: Stan Musial (STL)
World Series
ChampionsSt. Louis Cardinals
  Runners-upBoston Red Sox
MLB seasons

The 1946 Major League Baseball season. Due to the end of World War II many drafted ballplayers returned to the majors and the quality of play greatly improved.[original research?]

Events[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Final standings[edit]

American League final standings[edit]

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Boston Red Sox 104   50 .675    –
2nd Detroit Tigers 92   62 .597   12.0
3rd New York Yankees 87   67 .565   17.0
4th Washington Senators 76   78 .484   28.0
5th Chicago White Sox 74   80 .481   30.0
6th Cleveland Indians 68   86 .442   36.0
7th St. Louis Browns 66   88 .429   38.0
8th Philadelphia Athletics 49 105 .318   55

National League final standings[edit]

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st St. Louis Cardinals 98   58 .628    –
2nd Brooklyn Dodgers 96   60 .615   2
3rd Chicago Cubs 82   71 .536   14.5
4th Boston Braves 81   72 .529   15.5
5th Philadelphia Phillies 69   85 .448   28.0
6th Cincinnati Reds 67   87 .435   30.0
7th Pittsburgh Pirates 63   91 .409   34.0
8th New York Giants 61   93 .396   36.0

Managers[edit]

American League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Joe Cronin
Chicago White Sox Jimmy Dykes and Ted Lyons
Cleveland Indians Lou Boudreau
Detroit Tigers Del Baker
New York Yankees Joe McCarthy, Bill Dickey and Johnny Neun
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Luke Sewell and Zack Taylor
Washington Senators Ossie Bluege

National League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Billy Southworth
Brooklyn Dodgers Leo Durocher
Chicago Cubs Charlie Grimm
Cincinnati Reds Bill McKechnie and Hank Gowdy
New York Giants Mel Ott
Philadelphia Phillies Ben Chapman
Pittsburgh Pirates Frankie Frisch and Spud Davis
St. Louis Cardinals Eddie Dyer

National League playoff series[edit]

The National League pennant race ended in a tie between the St. Louis Cardinals and Brooklyn Dodgers and was decided by an unprecedented best-of-three playoff. St. Louis won the series, 2–0.

World Series[edit]

The World Series began on October 6 and pitted the Boston Red Sox against the St. Louis Cardinals, who won in 7 games.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elias Says..." ESPN.com. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  2. ^ Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. p. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.

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