1943 Major League Baseball season

The 1943 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 20 to October 11, 1943. The St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees were the regular season champions of the National League and American League, respectively. In a rematch of the prior year's postseason, the Yankees then defeated the Cardinals in the World Series, four games to one.

1943 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 20 – October 11, 1943
Number of games154
Number of teams16
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Spud Chandler (NYY)
NL: Stan Musial (SLC)
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upWashington Senators
NL championsSt. Louis Cardinals
  NL runners-upCincinnati Reds
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upSt. Louis Cardinals
MLB seasons

In order to conserve rail transport during World War II, the 1943 spring training was limited to an area east of the Mississippi River and north of the Ohio River. Spring training sites included the Chicago White Sox in French Lick, Indiana; the Washington Senators in College Park, Maryland; and the Yankees in Asbury Park, New Jersey.[1]

Awards and honorsEdit

StandingsEdit

PostseasonEdit

BracketEdit

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

ManagersEdit

American LeagueEdit

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Joe Cronin
Chicago White Sox Jimmy Dykes
Cleveland Indians Lou Boudreau
Detroit Tigers Del Baker
New York Yankees Joe McCarthy
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Luke Sewell
Washington Senators Ossie Bluege

National LeagueEdit

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Casey Stengel and Bob Coleman
Brooklyn Dodgers Leo Durocher
Chicago Cubs Jimmie Wilson
Cincinnati Reds Bill McKechnie
New York Giants Mel Ott
Philadelphia Phillies Bucky Harris and Freddie Fitzsimmons
Pittsburgh Pirates Frankie Frisch
St. Louis Cardinals Billy Southworth

Home Field AttendanceEdit

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
Brooklyn Dodgers[2] 81 -22.1% 661,739 -36.2% 8,594
New York Yankees[3] 98 -4.9% 618,330 -32.9% 8,030
Detroit Tigers[4] 78 6.8% 606,287 4.5% 7,773
Washington Senators[5] 84 35.5% 574,694 42.4% 7,562
St. Louis Cardinals[6] 105 -0.9% 517,135 -6.6% 6,384
Chicago White Sox[7] 82 24.2% 508,962 19.5% 6,697
Chicago Cubs[8] 74 8.8% 508,247 -14.0% 6,777
Pittsburgh Pirates[9] 80 21.2% 498,740 11.1% 6,394
Philadelphia Phillies[10] 64 52.4% 466,975 102.9% 5,987
New York Giants[11] 55 -35.3% 466,095 -40.2% 6,053
Cleveland Indians[12] 82 9.3% 438,894 -4.5% 5,700
Cincinnati Reds[13] 87 14.5% 379,122 -11.2% 4,861
Philadelphia Athletics[14] 49 -10.9% 376,735 -11.0% 4,769
Boston Red Sox[15] 68 -26.9% 358,275 -50.9% 4,653
Boston Braves[16] 68 15.3% 271,289 -4.9% 3,523
St. Louis Browns[17] 72 -12.2% 214,392 -16.1% 2,784

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Suehsdorf, A. D. (1978). The Great American Baseball Scrapbook, p. 103. Random House. ISBN 0-394-50253-1.
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "New York Yankees Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  4. ^ "Detroit Tigers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Minnesota Twins Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  6. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  7. ^ "Chicago White Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "Chicago Cubs Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  9. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  10. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  11. ^ "San Francisco Giants Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  12. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  13. ^ "Cincinnati Reds Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  14. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  15. ^ "Boston Red Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  16. ^ "Atlanta Braves Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  17. ^ "Baltimore Orioles Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.

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