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1954 Major League Baseball season

The 1954 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 13 to October 2, 1954. For the second consecutive season, a MLB franchise relocated, as the St. Louis Browns moved to Baltimore and became the Baltimore Orioles, who played their home games at Memorial Stadium.

1954 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 13 – October 2, 1954
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Yogi Berra (NYY)
NL: Willie Mays (NYG)
Postseason
AL championsCleveland Indians
  AL runners-upNew York Yankees
NL championsNew York Giants
  NL runners-upBrooklyn Dodgers
World Series
ChampionsNew York Giants
  Runners-upCleveland Indians
Finals MVPDusty Rhodes (NYG)
MLB seasons

Final standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 111 43 .721 --
New York Yankees 103 51 .669 8
Chicago White Sox 94 60 .610 17
Boston Red Sox 69 85 .448 42
Detroit Tigers 68 86 .442 43
Washington Senators 66 88 .429 45
Baltimore Orioles 54 100 .351 57
Philadelphia Athletics 51 103 .331 60
National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 97 57 0.630 53–23 44–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 0.597 5 45–32 47–30
Milwaukee Braves 89 65 0.578 8 43–34 46–31
Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 0.487 22 39–39 36–40
Cincinnati Redlegs 74 80 0.481 23 41–36 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 0.468 25 33–44 39–38
Chicago Cubs 64 90 0.416 33 40–37 24–53
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 0.344 44 31–46 22–55

World seriesEdit

NL New York Giants (4) vs. AL Cleveland Indians (0)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Cleveland Indians – 2, New York Giants – 5 (10 innings) September 29 Polo Grounds (IV) 52,751[1]
2 Cleveland Indians – 1, New York Giants – 3 September 30 Polo Grounds (IV) 49,099[2]
3 New York Giants – 6, Cleveland Indians – 2 October 1 Cleveland Stadium 71,555[3]
4 New York Giants – 7, Cleveland Indians – 4 October 2 Cleveland Stadium 78,102[4]

Awards and honorsEdit

Statistical leadersEdit

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Bobby Ávila CLE .341 Willie Mays NYG .345
HR Larry Doby CLE 32 Ted Kluszewski CIN 49
RBI Larry Doby CLE 126 Ted Kluszewski CIN 141
Wins Bob Lemon CLE
Early Wynn CLE
23 Robin Roberts PHP 23
ERA Mike Garcia CLE 2.64 Johnny Antonelli NYG 2.30
SO Bob Turley BAL 185 Robin Roberts PHP 185
SV Johnny Sain NYY 22 Jim Hughes BKN 24
SB Jackie Jensen BOS 22 Bill Bruton MIL 34

All-Star gameEdit

RecordsEdit

  • Umpire Bill McGowan set a Major League record by officiating in his 2,541st consecutive game.[5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "1954 World Series Game 1 – Cleveland Indians vs. New York Giants". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 1, 2008.
  2. ^ "1954 World Series Game 2 – Cleveland Indians vs. New York Giants". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 1, 2008.
  3. ^ "1954 World Series Game 3 – New York Giants vs. Cleveland Indians". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 1, 2008.
  4. ^ "1954 World Series Game 4 – New York Giants vs. Cleveland Indians". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 1, 2008.
  5. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.42, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

ManagersEdit

See alsoEdit

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