1954 Major League Baseball season
|1954 MLB season|
|League||Major League Baseball|
|Duration||April 13 – October 2, 1954|
|Season MVP||AL: Yogi Berra (NYY)|
NL: Willie Mays (NYG)
|AL champions||Cleveland Indians|
|AL runners-up||New York Yankees|
|NL champions||New York Giants|
|NL runners-up||Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Champions||New York Giants|
|Finals MVP||Dusty Rhodes (NYG)|
The 1954 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 13 to October 2, 1954. For the second consecutive season, an MLB franchise relocated, as the St. Louis Browns moved to Baltimore and became the Baltimore Orioles, who played their home games at Memorial Stadium.
|New York Yankees||103||51||.669||8|
|Chicago White Sox||94||60||.610||17|
|Boston Red Sox||69||85||.448||42|
|New York Giants||97||57||0.630||—||53–23||44–34|
|St. Louis Cardinals||72||82||0.468||25||33–44||39–38|
|1||Cleveland Indians – 2, New York Giants – 5 (10 innings)||September 29||Polo Grounds (IV)||52,751|
|2||Cleveland Indians – 1, New York Giants – 3||September 30||Polo Grounds (IV)||49,099|
|3||New York Giants – 6, Cleveland Indians – 2||October 1||Cleveland Stadium||71,555|
|4||New York Giants – 7, Cleveland Indians – 4||October 2||Cleveland Stadium||78,102|
Awards and honors
- MLB Most Valuable Player Award
- MLB Rookie of the Year Award
- The Sporting News Player of the Year Award
- The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award
- The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award
- Umpire Bill McGowan set a Major League record by officiating in his 2,541st consecutive game.
- "1954 World Series Game 1 – Cleveland Indians vs. New York Giants". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 1, 2008.
- "1954 World Series Game 2 – Cleveland Indians vs. New York Giants". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 1, 2008.
- "1954 World Series Game 3 – New York Giants vs. Cleveland Indians". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 1, 2008.
- "1954 World Series Game 4 – New York Giants vs. Cleveland Indians". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 1, 2008.
- Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.42, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
- 1954 All-American Girls Professional Baseball League season
- 1954 Nippon Professional Baseball season
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