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|
|League||Major League Baseball|
|Duration||April 13 – October 2, 1954|
|Season MVP||AL: Yogi Berra (NYY)|
NL: Willie Mays (NYG)
|AL champions||Cleveland Indians|
|AL runners-up||New York Yankees|
|NL champions||New York Giants|
|NL runners-up||Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Champions||New York Giants|
|Finals MVP||Dusty Rhodes (NYG)|
|New York Yankees||103||51||.669||8|
|Chicago White Sox||94||60||.610||17|
|Boston Red Sox||69||85||.448||42|
|New York Giants||97||57||0.630||—||53–23||44–34|
|St. Louis Cardinals||72||82||0.468||25||33–44||39–38|
|1||Cleveland Indians – 2, New York Giants – 5 (10 innings)||September 29||Polo Grounds (IV)||52,751|
|2||Cleveland Indians – 1, New York Giants – 3||September 30||Polo Grounds (IV)||49,099|
|3||New York Giants – 6, Cleveland Indians – 2||October 1||Cleveland Stadium||71,555|
|4||New York Giants – 7, Cleveland Indians – 4||October 2||Cleveland Stadium||78,102|
Awards and honorsEdit
- MLB Most Valuable Player Award
- MLB Rookie of the Year Award
- The Sporting News Player of the Year Award
- The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award
- The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award
- Umpire Bill McGowan set a Major League record by officiating in his 2,541st consecutive game.
- "1954 World Series Game 1 – Cleveland Indians vs. New York Giants". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 1, 2008.
- "1954 World Series Game 2 – Cleveland Indians vs. New York Giants". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 1, 2008.
- "1954 World Series Game 3 – New York Giants vs. Cleveland Indians". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 1, 2008.
- "1954 World Series Game 4 – New York Giants vs. Cleveland Indians". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 1, 2008.
- 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
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