1948 Major League Baseball season

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.

1948 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 19 – October 11, 1948
Regular season
Season championsAL: Cleveland Indians
NL: Boston Braves
Season MVPAL: Lou Boudreau (CLE)
NL: Stan Musial (SLC)
World Series
ChampionsCleveland Indians
  Runners-upBoston Braves
MLB seasons

Awards and honorsEdit

Major league baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 97 58 0.626 48–30 49–28
Boston Red Sox 96 59 0.619 1 55–23 41–36
New York Yankees 94 60 0.610 50–27 44–33
Philadelphia Athletics 84 70 0.545 12½ 36–41 48–29
Detroit Tigers 78 76 0.506 18½ 39–38 39–38
St. Louis Browns 59 94 0.386 37 34–42 25–52
Washington Senators 56 97 0.366 40 29–48 27–49
Chicago White Sox 51 101 0.336 44½ 27–48 24–53


National League final standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Braves 91 62 0.595 45–31 46–31
St. Louis Cardinals 85 69 0.552 44–33 41–36
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 0.545 36–41 48–29
Pittsburgh Pirates 83 71 0.539 47–31 36–40
New York Giants 78 76 0.506 13½ 37–40 41–36
Philadelphia Phillies 66 88 0.429 25½ 32–44 34–44
Cincinnati Reds 64 89 0.418 27 32–45 32–44
Chicago Cubs 64 90 0.416 27½ 35–42 29–48

League leadersEdit

American LeagueEdit

National LeagueEdit

ManagersEdit

American LeagueEdit

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 LeagueEdit

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 alsoEdit

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