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1939 American League (MLB)

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  • Playoff teams are in bold.
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  • 1939 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    American League Most Valuable PlayerJoe DiMaggio
    1939 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George McQuinn154
    2Ken Keltner154
    3Frankie Crosetti152
    4Red Rolfe152
    5Harlond Clift151
    6Joe Gordon151
    7Bob Johnson150
    8Ben Chapman149
    9Gee Walker149
    10Jim Tabor149
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frankie Crosetti656
    2Red Rolfe648
    3George McQuinn617
    4Barney McCosky611
    5Gee Walker598
    6Doc Cramer589
    7Ken Keltner587
    8Jim Tabor577
    9Joe Gordon567
    10Ted Williams565
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Red Rolfe139
    2Ted Williams131
    3Jimmie Foxx130
    4Barney McCosky120
    5Bob Johnson115
    6Hank Greenberg112
    7Doc Cramer110
    8Frankie Crosetti109
    9Joe DiMaggio108
    10Joe Kuhel107
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Red Rolfe213
    2George McQuinn195
    3Ken Keltner191
    4Barney McCosky190
    5Ted Williams185
    6Bob Johnson184
    7Doc Cramer183
    8Joe DiMaggio176
    9Mike Kreevich175
    10Gee Walker174
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Red Rolfe46
    2Ted Williams44
    3Hank Greenberg42
    4George McQuinn37
    5Ken Keltner35
    6Barney McCosky33
    7Jim Tabor33
    8Joe Cronin33
    9Joe DiMaggio32
    10Joe Gordon32
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Buddy Lewis16
    2Barney McCosky14
    3Bruce Campbell13
    4George McQuinn13
    5Gee Walker11
    6Ken Keltner11
    7Taffy Wright11
    8Ted Williams11
    9Jimmie Foxx10
    10Red Rolfe10
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmie Foxx35
    2Hank Greenberg33
    3Ted Williams31
    4Joe DiMaggio30
    5Joe Gordon28
    6Hal Trosky25
    7Bill Dickey24
    8Bob Johnson23
    9George Selkirk21
    10Frankie Hayes20
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Williams145
    2Joe DiMaggio126
    3Bob Johnson114
    4Hank Greenberg112
    5Gee Walker111
    6Joe Gordon111
    7Joe Cronin107
    8Bill Dickey105
    9Jimmie Foxx105
    10Hal Trosky104
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Case51
    2Mike Kreevich23
    3Pete Fox23
    4Barney McCosky20
    5Ben Chapman18
    6Joe Kuhel18
    7Eric McNair17
    8Gee Walker17
    9Jim Tabor16
    10Luke Appling16
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Case17
    2Pete Fox12
    3Bobby Doerr10
    4Jim Tabor10
    5Joe Gordon10
    6Mike Kreevich10
    7Buddy Lewis9
    8Eric McNair9
    9Luke Appling9
    10Don Heffner7
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harlond Clift111
    2Ted Williams107
    3Luke Appling105
    4George Selkirk103
    5Bob Johnson99
    6Hank Greenberg91
    7Jimmie Foxx89
    8Ben Chapman87
    9Joe Cronin87
    10Charlie Keller81
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Greenberg95
    2Bill Nagel86
    3Frankie Crosetti81
    4Jimmie Foxx72
    5Jeff Heath64
    6Ted Williams64
    7Chet Laabs62
    8Sam Chapman62
    9Oscar Grimes61
    10Bob Johnson59
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frankie Crosetti13
    2George Selkirk8
    3Gee Walker7
    4Harlond Clift5
    5Bill Dickey4
    6Billy Sullivan4
    7Dario Lodigiani4
    8Joe DiMaggio4
    9Bruce Campbell3
    10Frankie Hayes3
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mike Kreevich22
    2Ben Chapman20
    3Joe Cronin20
    4Buddy Lewis19
    5George McQuinn18
    6Joe Vosmik17
    7Doc Cramer15
    8Skeeter Newsome15
    9Pinky Higgins14
    10Sam West14
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Vosmik27
    2Ben Chapman19
    3Joe Cronin18
    4Bobby Doerr17
    5Jimmie Foxx17
    6Doc Cramer16
    7Gee Walker16
    8Myril Hoag16
    9Babe Dahlgren15
    10Bill Nagel15
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Williams344
    2Jimmie Foxx324
    3Red Rolfe321
    4George McQuinn318
    5Hank Greenberg311
    6Joe DiMaggio310
    7Bob Johnson301
    8Joe Gordon287
    9Ken Keltner287
    10Gee Walker265
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frankie Crosetti743
    2Red Rolfe731
    3George McQuinn702
    4Barney McCosky692
    5Ted Williams677
    6Ben Chapman654
    7Bob Johnson653
    8Harlond Clift653
    9Joe Gordon648
    10Ken Keltner648
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe DiMaggio.381
    2Jimmie Foxx.360
    3Bob Johnson.338
    4Hal Trosky.335
    5Charlie Keller.334
    6Red Rolfe.329
    7Ted Williams.327
    8Charlie Gehringer.325
    9Ken Keltner.325
    10Eric McNair.324
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmie Foxx.464
    2George Selkirk.452
    3Joe DiMaggio.448
    4Charlie Keller.447
    5Bob Johnson.440
    6Ted Williams.436
    7Luke Appling.430
    8Charlie Gehringer.423
    9Hank Greenberg.420
    10Joe Cronin.407
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmie Foxx.694
    2Joe DiMaggio.671
    3Hank Greenberg.622
    4Ted Williams.609
    5Hal Trosky.589
    6Bob Johnson.553
    7Charlie Gehringer.544
    8George Selkirk.517
    9George McQuinn.515
    10Bill Dickey.513
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmie Foxx1158
    2Joe DiMaggio1119
    3Ted Williams1045
    4Hank Greenberg1042
    5Hal Trosky994
    6Bob Johnson993
    7George Selkirk969
    8Charlie Gehringer967
    9Charlie Keller947
    10Bill Dickey916
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Charlie Gehringer4.250
    2Ben Chapman2.900
    3Luke Appling2.838
    4Buddy Lewis2.667
    5Joe DiMaggio2.600
    6Sam West2.310
    7Doc Cramer2.118
    8George Selkirk2.102
    9Bill Dickey2.081
    10Harlond Clift2.018
    1939 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller24
    2Red Ruffing21
    3Dutch Leonard20
    4Tommy Bridges17
    5Johnny Rigney15
    6Lefty Grove15
    7Mel Harder15
    8Thornton Lee15
    9Al Milnar14
    10Ted Lyons14
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ken Chase19
    2Joe Krakauskas17
    3Vern Kennedy17
    4Jack Kramer16
    5Buck Ross14
    6Bill Trotter13
    7Lynn Nelson13
    8Al Milnar12
    9Joe Haynes12
    10Nels Potter12
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Clint Brown61
    2Chubby Dean54
    3Emerson Dickman48
    4Joe Heving46
    5Bill Trotter41
    6Nels Potter41
    7Alex Carrasquel40
    8Jack Kramer40
    9Pete Appleton40
    10Bob Feller39
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller35
    2Dutch Leonard34
    3Jack Kramer31
    4Ken Chase31
    5Joe Krakauskas29
    6Johnny Rigney29
    7Thornton Lee29
    8Buck Ross28
    9Red Ruffing28
    10Vern Kennedy27
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller24
    2Red Ruffing22
    3Dutch Leonard21
    4Lefty Grove17
    5Ted Lyons16
    6Tommy Bridges16
    7Ken Chase15
    8Thornton Lee15
    9Lefty Gomez14
    10Al Milnar12
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Red Ruffing5
    2Bob Feller4
    3Al Milnar2
    4Atley Donald2
    5Bill Beckmann2
    6Dutch Leonard2
    7Jack Kramer2
    8Johnny Allen2
    9Johnny Rigney2
    10Lefty Gomez2
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Clint Brown56
    2Chubby Dean38
    3Johnny Murphy34
    4Pete Appleton27
    5Joe Heving26
    6Emerson Dickman23
    7Al Benton18
    8Joe Dobson17
    9Alex Carrasquel14
    10Bill Trotter14
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Murphy19
    2Clint Brown18
    3Chubby Dean7
    4Joe Heving7
    5Pete Appleton6
    6Al Benton5
    7Emerson Dickman5
    8Archie McKain4
    9Fritz Ostermueller4
    10Al Milnar3
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller296.2
    2Dutch Leonard269.1
    3Thornton Lee235
    4Red Ruffing233.1
    5Ken Chase232
    6Johnny Rigney218.2
    7Joe Krakauskas217.1
    8Jack Kramer211.2
    9Al Milnar209
    10Mel Harder208
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dutch Leonard273
    2Jack Kramer269
    3Thornton Lee260
    4Nels Potter258
    5Lynn Nelson233
    6Joe Krakauskas230
    7Vern Kennedy229
    8Bob Feller227
    9Buck Ross216
    10Ken Chase215
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nels Potter163
    2Jack Kramer150
    3Buck Ross143
    4Vern Kennedy130
    5Joe Krakauskas125
    6Dutch Leonard124
    7Thornton Lee121
    8Bill Trotter120
    9Joe Haynes118
    10Lynn Nelson117
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nels Potter144
    2Jack Kramer137
    3Vern Kennedy122
    4Buck Ross116
    5Joe Krakauskas111
    6Thornton Lee110
    7Dutch Leonard106
    8Lefty Mills105
    9Lynn Nelson105
    10Joe Haynes103
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lynn Nelson27
    2Nels Potter26
    3Jack Kramer18
    4Vern Kennedy18
    5Buck Ross17
    6Schoolboy Rowe17
    7Bill Trotter16
    8Dutch Leonard16
    9George Caster16
    10Lefty Mills16
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller142
    2Jack Kramer127
    3Vern Kennedy115
    4Joe Krakauskas114
    5Ken Chase114
    6Lefty Mills113
    7Al Milnar99
    8Buck Ross95
    9Eddie Smith90
    10Nels Potter88
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller246
    2Tommy Bridges129
    3Johnny Rigney119
    4Ken Chase118
    5Joe Krakauskas110
    6Lefty Mills103
    7Lefty Gomez102
    8Red Ruffing95
    9Dutch Leonard88
    10Lefty Grove81
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller14
    2Nels Potter12
    3Ken Chase11
    4Jack Kramer9
    5Dutch Leonard6
    6Joe Haynes6
    7Al Benton5
    8Bill Dietrich5
    9Buck Ross5
    10Dizzy Trout5
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Haynes2
    2Johnny Allen2
    3Nels Potter2
    4Al Milnar1
    5Alex Carrasquel1
    6Atley Donald1
    7Bill Trotter1
    8Bob Feller1
    9Charlie Wagner1
    10Dizzy Trout1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Grove2.54
    2Ted Lyons2.76
    3Bob Feller2.85
    4Red Ruffing2.94
    5Bump Hadley2.98
    6Lefty Gomez3.41
    7Mel Harder3.50
    8Tommy Bridges3.50
    9Dutch Leonard3.55
    10Dizzy Trout3.61
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Lyons1.09
    2Dutch Leonard1.23
    3Red Ruffing1.23
    4Bob Feller1.24
    5Lefty Grove1.25
    6Tommy Bridges1.25
    7Lefty Gomez1.30
    8Atley Donald1.33
    9Johnny Rigney1.33
    10Mel Harder1.33
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller6.88
    2Bump Hadley7.71
    3Lefty Gomez7.86
    4Red Ruffing8.15
    5Eddie Smith8.19
    6Ken Chase8.34
    7Ted Lyons8.43
    8Tommy Bridges8.45
    9Atley Donald8.47
    10Lefty Grove8.48
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dizzy Trout0.28
    2Fritz Ostermueller0.34
    3Ted Lyons0.36
    4Lefty Grove0.38
    5Bob Feller0.39
    6Ken Chase0.39
    7Alex Carrasquel0.40
    8Johnny Rigney0.41
    9Johnny Allen0.46
    10Al Milnar0.47
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Lyons1.35
    2Dutch Leonard1.97
    3Bill Beckmann2.38
    4Thornton Lee2.68
    5Lefty Grove2.73
    6Mel Harder2.77
    7Tommy Bridges2.77
    8Johnny Allen2.88
    9Red Ruffing2.90
    10Lynn Nelson2.91
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller7.45
    2Tommy Bridges5.86
    3Johnny Rigney4.89
    4Lefty Gomez4.64
    5Ken Chase4.58
    6Joe Krakauskas4.56
    7Jack Wilson4.07
    8Johnny Allen4.06
    9Dizzy Trout4.00
    10Lefty Grove3.82
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Lyons2.500
    2Tommy Bridges2.115
    3Bob Feller1.732
    4Dutch Leonard1.492
    5Johnny Rigney1.417
    6Johnny Allen1.411
    7Lefty Grove1.397
    8Red Ruffing1.267
    9Lefty Gomez1.214
    10Lynn Nelson1.172


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