1948 Major League Baseball season

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1948 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 19 – October 11, 1948
Regular season
Season champions AL: Cleveland Indians
NL: Boston Braves
Season MVP AL: Lou Boudreau (CLE)
NL: Stan Musial (STL)
World Series
Champions Cleveland Indians
  Runners-up Boston Braves
MLB seasons

During the 1948 Major League Baseball season which began on April 19 and ended on October 11, 1948, the Boston Braves won the NL pennant and the Cleveland Indians won a 1-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox to take the AL pennant.

Awards and honors

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Cleveland Indians 97   58 .626    --
2nd Boston Red Sox 96   59 .619   1
3rd New York Yankees 94   60 .610   2.5
4th Philadelphia Athletics 84   70 .545   12.5
5th Detroit Tigers 78   76 .506   18.5
6th St. Louis Browns 59   94 .380   37.0
7th Washington Senators 56   97 .366   40.0
8th Chicago White Sox 51 101 .336   44.5

National League final standings

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Boston Braves 91   62 .595    --
2nd St. Louis Cardinals 85   69 .552   6.5
3rd Brooklyn Dodgers 84   70 .545   7.5
4th Pittsburgh Pirates 83   71 .539   8.5
5th New York Giants 78   76 .506   13.5
6th Philadelphia Phillies 66   88 .429   25.5
7th Cincinnati Reds 64   89 .418   27.0
8th Chicago Cubs 64   90 .416   27.5

League leaders

American League

National League

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Joe Cronin
Chicago White Sox Ted Lyons
Cleveland Indians Lou Boudreau
Detroit Tigers Del Baker
New York Yankees Johnny Neun
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Zack Taylor
Washington Senators Joe Kuhel

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Billy Southworth
Brooklyn Dodgers Burt Shotton
Chicago Cubs Charlie Grimm
Cincinnati Reds Johnny Neun and Bucky Walters
New York Giants Mel Ott and Leo Durocher
Philadelphia Phillies Ben Chapman and Eddie Sawyer
Pittsburgh Pirates Billy Meyer
St. Louis Cardinals Eddie Dyer

See also

External links

  • 1948 Major League Baseball season schedule at Baseball Reference


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