1941 Major League Baseball season

1941 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 14 – October 6, 1941
Regular season
Season champions AL: New York Yankees
NL: Brooklyn Dodgers
Season MVP AL: Joe DiMaggio (NYY)
NL: Dolph Camilli (BRO)
World Series
Champions New York Yankees
  Runners-up Brooklyn Dodgers

The 1941 Major League Baseball season included the New York Yankees defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series, Ted Williams batting .406, and Joe DiMaggio having a 56-game hitting streak; it has been called the "best baseball season ever".[1]

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

 American LeagueNational League
TypeNameStatNameStat
AVGTed Williams BOS.406Pete Reiser BRO.343
HRTed Williams BOS37Dolph Camilli BRO34
RBIJoe DiMaggio NYY125Dolph Camilli BRO120
WinsBob Feller CLE25Kirby Higbe BRO
Whit Wyatt BRO
22
ERAThornton Lee CHW2.37Elmer Riddle CIN2.24
SOBob Feller CLE260Johnny Vander Meer CIN202
SVJohnny Murphy NYY15Jumbo Brown NYG8
SBGeorge Case WSH33Danny Murtaugh PHI18

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
RankClubWinsLossesWin %  GB
1stNew York Yankees101  53.656   --
2ndBoston Red Sox84  70.545  17.0
3rdChicago White Sox77  77.500  24.0
4thDetroit Tigers75  79.487  26.0
4thCleveland Indians75  79.487  26.0
6thWashington Senators70  84.455  31.0
6thSt. Louis Browns70  84.455  31
8thPhiladelphia Athletics64  90.416  37.0

National League final standings

National League
RankClubWinsLossesWin %  GB
1stBrooklyn Dodgers100  54.649   --
2ndSt. Louis Cardinals97  56.634  2.5
3rdCincinnati Reds88  66.571  12.0
4thPittsburgh Pirates81  73.526  19.0
5thNew York Giants74  79.484  25.5
6thChicago Cubs70  84.455  30.0
7thBoston Braves62  92.403  38.0
8thPhiladelphia Phillies43  111.279  57.0

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Joe Cronin
Chicago White Sox Jimmy Dykes
Cleveland Indians Roger Peckinpaugh
Detroit Tigers Del Baker
New York Yankees Joe McCarthy
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Fred Haney and Luke Sewell
Washington Senators Bucky Harris

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Casey Stengel
Brooklyn Dodgers Leo Durocher
Chicago Cubs Jimmie Wilson
Cincinnati Reds Bill McKechnie
New York Giants Bill Terry
Philadelphia Phillies Doc Prothro
Pittsburgh Pirates Frankie Frisch
St. Louis Cardinals Billy Southworth

References

Further reading


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