1942 Major League Baseball Season
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1942 Major League Baseball Season

1942 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 14 - October 5, 1942
Number of games154
Number of teams16
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Joe Gordon (NYY)
NL: Mort Cooper (SLC)
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upBoston Red Sox
NL championsSt. Louis Cardinals
  NL runners-upBrooklyn Dodgers
World Series
ChampionsSt. Louis Cardinals
  Runners-upNew York Yankees
MLB seasons

The 1942 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 14 to October 5, 1942. The St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees were the regular season champions of the National League and American League, respectively. The Cardinals then defeated the Yankees in the World Series, four games to one.

In the National League, the Brooklyn Dodgers had a record of 104-50, but finished two games behind the Cardinals; the Dodgers tied the 1909 Chicago Cubs, who had a record of 104-49, for the most wins in an MLB regular season without reaching the postseason.[1]

Awards and honors

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  World Series
       
  AL New York Yankees 1
  NL St. Louis Cardinals 4

Managers

American League

National League

Home Field Attendance

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
Brooklyn Dodgers[2] 104 4.0% 1,037,765 -14.6% 13,136
New York Yankees[3] 103 2.0% 922,011 -4.4% 11,974
New York Giants[4] 85 14.9% 779,621 2.2% 9,869
Boston Red Sox[5] 93 10.7% 730,340 1.6% 9,485
Chicago Cubs[6] 68 -2.9% 590,972 8.4% 7,577
Detroit Tigers[7] 73 -2.7% 580,087 -15.3% 7,534
St. Louis Cardinals[8] 106 9.3% 553,552 -12.6% 7,097
Cleveland Indians[9] 75 0.0% 459,447 -38.4% 5,743
Pittsburgh Pirates[10] 66 -18.5% 448,897 -6.9% 5,830
Cincinnati Reds[11] 76 -13.6% 427,031 -33.6% 5,546
Chicago White Sox[12] 66 -14.3% 425,734 -37.1% 6,082
Philadelphia Athletics[13] 55 -14.1% 423,487 -19.9% 5,572
Washington Senators[14] 62 -11.4% 403,493 -2.9% 5,240
Boston Braves[15] 59 -4.8% 285,332 8.2% 4,019
St. Louis Browns[16] 82 17.1% 255,617 45.0% 3,320
Philadelphia Phillies[17] 42 -2.3% 230,183 -0.5% 3,111

Feats

The Philadelphia Athletics set a record for the fewest runs batted in during a season, with only 354.[18]

References

  1. ^ Adler, David (September 30, 2019). "Best MLB teams to miss the postseason". MLB.com. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "New York Yankees Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "San Francisco Giants Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Boston Red Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Chicago Cubs Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "Detroit Tigers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ "Cincinnati Reds Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ "Chicago White Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ "Minnesota Twins Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ "Atlanta Braves Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  16. ^ "Baltimore Orioles Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  17. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  18. ^ "Runs Batted In - Single Season RBI Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved 2012.

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