1946 Major League Baseball season

The 1946 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 20 to October 11, 1946. The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox were the regular season champions of the National League and American League, respectively. The Cardinals then defeated the Red Sox in the World Series, four games to three.

1946 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 16 – October 15, 1946
Number of games154
Number of teams16
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Ted Williams (BSR)
NL: Stan Musial (SLC)
AL championsBoston Red Sox
  AL runners-upDetroit Tigers
NL championsSt. Louis Cardinals
  NL runners-upBrooklyn Dodgers
World Series
ChampionsSt. Louis Cardinals
  Runners-upBoston Red Sox
MLB seasons

Many notable ballplayers returned from their military service this season, following the end of World War II, such as Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial, and Ted Williams.

Awards and honorsEdit

StandingsEdit

PostseasonEdit

BracketEdit

  World Series
       
  AL Boston Red Sox 3
  NL St. Louis Cardinals 4

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

Home Field AttendanceEdit

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
New York Yankees[1] 87 7.4% 2,265,512 156.9% 29,422
Brooklyn Dodgers[2] 96 10.3% 1,796,824 69.6% 22,745
Detroit Tigers[3] 92 4.5% 1,722,590 34.5% 21,805
Boston Red Sox[4] 104 46.5% 1,416,944 134.7% 18,166
Chicago Cubs[5] 82 -16.3% 1,342,970 29.6% 17,441
New York Giants[6] 61 -21.8% 1,219,873 20.0% 15,843
St. Louis Cardinals[7] 98 3.2% 1,061,807 78.6% 13,613
Cleveland Indians[8] 68 -6.8% 1,057,289 89.4% 13,731
Philadelphia Phillies[9] 69 50.0% 1,045,247 266.7% 13,401
Washington Senators[10] 76 -12.6% 1,027,216 57.4% 13,516
Chicago White Sox[11] 74 4.2% 983,403 49.5% 12,448
Boston Braves[12] 81 20.9% 969,673 159.1% 12,593
Pittsburgh Pirates[13] 63 -23.2% 749,962 24.0% 9,615
Cincinnati Reds[14] 67 9.8% 715,751 146.8% 9,295
Philadelphia Athletics[15] 49 -5.8% 621,793 34.4% 7,972
St. Louis Browns[16] 66 -18.5% 526,435 9.0% 6,837

EventsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New York Yankees Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "Detroit Tigers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  4. ^ "Boston Red Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Chicago Cubs Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  6. ^ "San Francisco Giants Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  7. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  9. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  10. ^ "Minnesota Twins Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  11. ^ "Chicago White Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  12. ^ "Atlanta Braves Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  13. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  14. ^ "Cincinnati Reds Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  15. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  16. ^ "Baltimore Orioles Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  17. ^ "Elias Says..." ESPN.com. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  18. ^ Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. pp. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.

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