1951 Major League Baseball season

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The 1951 Major League Baseball season opened on April 16. Teams from both leagues played a 154-game regular season schedule. At the end of the regular season, the National League pennant was still undecided resulting in a three game playoff between the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers. After splitting the first two games, the stage was set for a decisive third game, won in dramatic fashion on a walk-off homerun from the bat of Giant Bobby Thompson, one of the most famous moments in the history of baseball, commemorated as the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" and "The Miracle at Coogan's Bluff". The Giants lost the 1951 World Series to defending champion New York Yankees, who were in the midst of a 5-year World Series winning streak.

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ferris Fain PHA .344 Stan Musial STL .355
HR Gus Zernial CHW/PHA 33 Ralph Kiner PIT 42
RBI Gus Zernial CHW/PHA 129 Monte Irvin NYG 121
Wins Bob Feller CLE 22 Larry Jansen NYG
Sal Maglie NYG
23
ERA Saul Rogovin CHW 2.78 Chet Nichols BSN 2.88
SO Vic Raschi NYY 164 Don Newcombe BRO
Warren Spahn BSN
164
SV Ellis Kinder BOS 14 Ted Wilks STL/PIT 13
SB Minnie Miñoso CLE/CHW 31 Sam Jethroe BSN 35

Major league baseball final standings

Events

References

  1. ^ "Charlton's Baseball Chronology". www.baseballlibrary.com. Archived from the original on July 28, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Strange and Unusual Plays". www.retrosheet.org. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ Mackin, Bob (2004). The Unofficial Guide to Baseball's Most Unusual Records. Canada: Greystone Books. p. 240. ISBN 9781553650386. 

External links

  • 1951 season at Baseball-Reference.com


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