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1949 Major League Baseball season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1949 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 18 – October 15, 1949
Regular season
Season championsAL: New York Yankees
NL: Brooklyn Dodgers
Season MVPAL: Ted Williams (BSR)
NL: Jackie Robinson (BKN)
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upBrooklyn Dodgers
Finals MVPJoe Page (NYY)
 MLB seasons

The 1949 Major League Baseball season.

Regular season standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 97 57 .630
2nd Boston Red Sox 96 58 .623 1
3rd Cleveland Indians 89 65 .578 8
4th Detroit Tigers 87 67 .565 10
5th Philadelphia Athletics 81 73 .526 16
6th Chicago White Sox 63 91 .409 34
7th St. Louis Browns 53 101 .344 44
8th Washington Senators 50 104 .325 47
National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Brooklyn Dodgers 97 57 .630
2nd St. Louis Cardinals 96 58 .623 1
3rd Philadelphia Phillies 81 73 .526 16
4th Boston Braves 75 79 .487 22
5th New York Giants 73 81 .474 24
6th Pittsburgh Pirates 71 83 .461 26
7th Cincinnati Reds 62 92 .403 35
8th Chicago Cubs 61 93 .396 36

World series

1949 World Series
New York Yankees (4) vs. Brooklyn Dodgers (1)
Babe Ruth Award: Joe Page, RP, New York
Game Date Score Series
(NYY-BKN)
Location Attendance Time
1 October 5 Yankees 1, Dodgers 0 1–0 Yankee Stadium 66,224 2:24
2 October 6 Dodgers 1, Yankees 0 1–1 Yankee Stadium 70,053 2:30
3 October 7 Yankees 4, Dodgers 3 2–1 Ebbets Field 32,788 2:30
4 October 8 Yankees 6, Dodgers 4 3–1 Ebbets Field 33,934 2:42
5 October 9 Yankees 10, Dodgers 6 4–1 Ebbets Field 33,711 3:04

Awards and honors

1949 Award Winners
  American League National League
Award Player Position Team Player Position Team
Most Valuable Player Ted Williams LF BSR Jackie Robinson 2B BKN
Rookie of the Year Roy Sievers OF SLB Don Newcombe RHP BKN

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG George Kell, DET .343 Jackie Robinson, BKN .342
HR Ted Williams, BSR 43 Ralph Kiner, PIT 54
RBI Vern Stephens, BSR
Ted Williams, BSR
159 Ralph Kiner, PIT 127
SB Bob Dillinger, SLB 20 Jackie Robinson, BKN 37
Wins Mel Parnell, BSR 25 Warren Spahn, BSB 21
ERA Mike Garcia, CLE 2.36 Dave Koslo, NYG 2.50
SO Virgil Trucks, DET 153 Warren Spahn, BSB 151

All-Star game

July 12, 1949
Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 4 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 11 13 1
National League 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 12 5
Starting pitchers:
AL: Mel Parnell
NL: Warren Spahn
WP: Virgil Trucks (1–0)   LP: Don Newcombe (0–1)   Sv: Vic Raschi (1)
Home runs:
AL: None
NL: Ralph Kiner (1), Stan Musial (1)

Feats

Cycles

Records

American League

National League

Career Milestones

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Joe Cronin
Chicago White Sox Jack Onslow
Cleveland Indians Lou Boudreau
Detroit Tigers Red Rolfe
New York Yankees Casey Stengel
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Zack Taylor
Washington Senators Joe Kuhel

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Billy Southworth and Johnny Cooney
Brooklyn Dodgers Burt Shotton
Chicago Cubs Charlie Grimm and Frankie Frisch
Cincinnati Reds Bucky Walters and Luke Sewell
New York Giants Leo Durocher
Philadelphia Phillies Eddie Sawyer
Pittsburgh Pirates Billy Meyer
St. Louis Cardinals Eddie Dyer

Notable events

January–March

  • January 28 – The New York Giants sign their first black players, outfielder Monte Irvin and pitcher Ford Smith, and assign them to a minor league affiliate at Jersey City. Irvin will eventually go on to have a Hall of Fame career for the Giants, but Smith never reaches the major leagues.
  • February 7 – Joe DiMaggio signs a $100,000 contract with the New York Yankees. It is the first six-figure contract in major league history.
  • March 2 – A slumping Joe DiMaggio leaves spring training in Florida to have his ailing right heel examined at Johns Hopkins Hospital. DiMaggio is assured that surgery is unnecessary and returns to the Yankees. The as yet undiagnosed heel ailment will continue to plague DiMaggio throughout the season.

April–May

June–July

August

  • August 3 – Boston Red Sox pitcher Ellis Kinder strikes out 14 batters in a 9–3 win over the St. Louis Browns. It is the most strikeouts by a Sox pitcher since Smoky Joe Wood struck out 15 in 1911.
  • August 5 – Luke Appling of the Chicago White Sox appears in a major league-record 2,154th game, surpassing Rabbit Maranville's previous mark. Appling will finish his career with 2,218 games played.
  • August 6 – Adrian Zabala sets a National League record by balking three times in the Giants' 3–1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Despite the loss, the Cardinals remain 1/2 game ahead in the National League by virtue of the second-place Brooklyn Dodgers' loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
  • August 7 – In the first game of a doubleheader against the Browns, Yankees catcher Yogi Berra suffers a fractured thumb when he is hit by a pitch after hitting a three-run home run in his previous at bat. The injury will keep Berra out of the Yankee lineup until September. The Yankees win the game, 20–2.
  • August 8 – Carl Furillo returns to the Dodgers' lineup after an injury and collects two hits and a run scored in Brooklyn's 2–1 win over the rival Giants. The win keeps the Dodgers tied with the Cardinals for first place. Furillo will hit .431 over the final eight weeks of the season and finish at .322, fourth best in the league.
  • August 9 – Dom DiMaggio's 34-game hitting streak comes to an end in the Boston Red Sox' 6–3 win over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Hitless in his first four at-bats, Dom hits a sinking line drive in the eighth that his brother Joe catches at the shoestrings. The resurgent Red Sox move within 5½ games of the Yankees with the win.
  • August 15 – With the defending National League-champion Boston Braves struggling at 55–54 and dogged by rumors of clubhouse dissension, manager Billy Southworth takes a leave of absence and is replaced for the rest of the season by Johnny Cooney.
  • August 17 – The St. Louis Cardinals move back into first place with a 4–3 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
  • August 21 – The New York Giants receive a forfeit victory over the Philadelphia Phillies when fans at Shibe Park bombard the field with bottles after umpire George Barr rules that Phillie Richie Ashburn trapped a line drive. The forfeiture is the first in the majors since 1942. The Giants were leading 4–2 with one out in the ninth inning when the forfeit was declared.
  • August 22 – The New York Yankees acquire Johnny Mize from the New York Giants in exchange for $40,000. At the time, the Yankees' lead over the now second-place Boston Red Sox is down to 2½ games.
    • The Boston Braves score two runs in the ninth inning to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 7–6. One of the runs comes on Eddie Stanky's first home run of the season. The loss is Brooklyn's sixth in seven games and drops the Dodgers two games behind the Cardinals.
  • August 26 – With a doubleheader sweep of the White Sox, the Red Sox close to within 1½ games of the Yankees. The Red Sox win the first game, 11–4, behind Mel Parnell, who becomes the majors' first 20-game winner of the season, and Ted Williams, who slams his 31st and 32nd home runs of the season. The Red Sox take the second game, 10–7.
  • August 28 – In the first game of a doubleheader in Chicago, Tommy Henrich crashes into the wall while chasing a Chuck Kress fly ball and fractures two vertebrae. The injury will sideline Henrich for three weeks. In the second game, the newly acquired Johnny Mize dislocates his shoulder. With the exception of seven pinch-hit appearances, he will miss the rest of the regular season. The Yankees are also playing without Yogi Berra, who fractured his thumb earlier in the month. Despite the injuries, the Yankees sweep the doubleheader by scores of 8–7 and 7–5.

September

October

Movies

It Happens Every Spring

The Stratton Story

Deaths

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ Okrent, Daniel (1988). The Ultimate Baseball Book. Boston, USA: Houghton Mifflin Company. p. 352. ISBN 0395361451.
  2. ^ "Washington Senators vs New York Yankees September 11, 1949 Box Score". Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
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