1946 Major League Baseball season

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?]

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 (BSR)
NL: Stan Musial (SLC)
World Series
ChampionsSt. Louis Cardinals
  Runners-upBoston Red Sox
MLB seasons

EventsEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

Final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 104 50 0.675 61–16 43–34
Detroit Tigers 92 62 0.597 12 48–30 44–32
New York Yankees 87 67 0.565 17 47–30 40–37
Washington Senators 76 78 0.494 28 38–38 38–40
Chicago White Sox 74 80 0.481 30 40–38 34–42
Cleveland Indians 68 86 0.442 36 36–41 32–45
St. Louis Browns 66 88 0.429 38 35–41 31–47
Philadelphia Athletics 49 105 0.318 55 31–46 18–59


National League final standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 98 58 0.628 49–29 49–29
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 60 0.615 2 56–22 40–38
Chicago Cubs 82 71 0.536 14½ 44–33 38–38
Boston Braves 81 72 0.529 15½ 45–31 36–41
Philadelphia Phillies 69 85 0.448 28 41–36 28–49
Cincinnati Reds 67 87 0.435 30 35–42 32–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 63 91 0.409 34 37–40 26–51
New York Giants 61 93 0.396 36 38–39 23–54

ManagersEdit

American LeagueEdit

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 LeagueEdit

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 seriesEdit

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 SeriesEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. pp. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.

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