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1942 American League (MLB)

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  • 1942 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    American League Most Valuable PlayerJoe Gordon
    1942 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Les Fleming156
    2Barney McCosky154
    3Joe DiMaggio154
    4Dick Siebert153
    5Rudy York153
    6Charlie Keller152
    7Ken Keltner152
    8Doc Cramer151
    9Dom DiMaggio151
    10Mickey Vernon151
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Doc Cramer630
    2Stan Spence629
    3Ken Keltner624
    4Dom DiMaggio622
    5Mickey Vernon621
    6Johnny Pesky620
    7Don Gutteridge616
    8Dick Siebert612
    9Joe DiMaggio610
    10Don Kolloway601
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Williams141
    2Joe DiMaggio123
    3Dom DiMaggio110
    4Harlond Clift108
    5Charlie Keller106
    6Johnny Pesky105
    7George Case101
    8Stan Spence94
    9Chet Laabs90
    10Don Gutteridge90
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Pesky205
    2Stan Spence203
    3Joe DiMaggio186
    4Ted Williams186
    5Ken Keltner179
    6Dom DiMaggio178
    7Barney McCosky176
    8Joe Gordon173
    9Vern Stephens169
    10Mickey Vernon168
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Don Kolloway40
    2Harlond Clift39
    3Jeff Heath37
    4Dom DiMaggio36
    5Bob Johnson35
    6Bobby Doerr35
    7Ken Keltner34
    8Mickey Vernon34
    9Pinky Higgins34
    10Ted Williams34
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Spence15
    2Jeff Heath13
    3Joe DiMaggio13
    4Glenn McQuillen12
    5Barney McCosky11
    6Don Gutteridge11
    7Elmer Valo10
    8Lou Boudreau10
    9Ned Harris10
    10Charlie Keller9
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Williams36
    2Chet Laabs27
    3Charlie Keller26
    4Joe DiMaggio21
    5Rudy York21
    6Joe Gordon18
    7Wally Judnich17
    8Bobby Doerr15
    9Dom DiMaggio14
    10Les Fleming14
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Williams137
    2Joe DiMaggio114
    3Charlie Keller108
    4Joe Gordon103
    5Bobby Doerr102
    6Chet Laabs99
    7Vern Stephens92
    8Rudy York90
    9Mickey Vernon86
    10Les Fleming82
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Case44
    2Mickey Vernon25
    3Joe Kuhel22
    4Phil Rizzuto22
    5Luke Appling17
    6Myril Hoag17
    7Dom DiMaggio16
    8Don Gutteridge16
    9Don Kolloway16
    10Wally Moses16
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lou Boudreau16
    2Don Kolloway14
    3Don Gutteridge13
    4Jim Tabor13
    5Roy Weatherly13
    6Oris Hockett12
    7Tony Lupien12
    8Dom DiMaggio10
    9Wally Moses10
    10Jeff Heath9
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Williams145
    2Charlie Keller114
    3Harlond Clift106
    4Les Fleming106
    5Chet Laabs88
    6Bobby Estalella85
    7Bob Johnson82
    8Joe Gordon79
    9Lou Boudreau75
    10Wally Judnich74
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Gordon95
    2Chet Laabs88
    3George McQuinn77
    4Rudy York71
    5Jeff Heath66
    6Jimmy Bloodworth63
    7Mickey Vernon63
    8Bob Johnson61
    9Charlie Keller61
    10Les Fleming57
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frankie Crosetti9
    2Dom DiMaggio6
    3Les Fleming6
    4Phil Rizzuto6
    5Jimmy Bloodworth5
    6Tommy Henrich5
    7Elmer Valo4
    8Hal Wagner4
    9Lou Boudreau4
    10Taffy Wright4
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Pesky22
    2Lou Boudreau19
    3George McQuinn16
    4Ken Keltner16
    5Don Gutteridge14
    6Barney McCosky12
    7Bobby Doerr12
    8Tony Lupien12
    9Buddy Hassett11
    10Charlie Wagner11
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Gordon22
    2Glenn McQuillen21
    3Pinky Higgins21
    4Pete Suder20
    5Bobby Estalella19
    6Bob Johnson16
    7Ken Keltner16
    8Rudy York16
    9Doc Cramer15
    10Buddy Blair14
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Williams338
    2Joe DiMaggio304
    3Charlie Keller279
    4Dom DiMaggio272
    5Stan Spence272
    6Joe Gordon264
    7Chet Laabs259
    8Johnny Pesky258
    9Jeff Heath251
    10Vern Stephens249
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dom DiMaggio702
    2Stan Spence696
    3Don Gutteridge689
    4Johnny Pesky686
    5Mickey Vernon685
    6Doc Cramer682
    7Barney McCosky680
    8Joe DiMaggio680
    9Ted Williams671
    10Ken Keltner663
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Williams.356
    2Johnny Pesky.331
    3Stan Spence.323
    4Joe Gordon.322
    5George Case.320
    6Wally Judnich.313
    7Joe DiMaggio.305
    8Vern Stephens.294
    9Barney McCosky.293
    10Charlie Keller.292
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Williams.499
    2Charlie Keller.417
    3Wally Judnich.413
    4Les Fleming.412
    5Joe Gordon.409
    6Bobby Estalella.400
    7Harlond Clift.394
    8Bob Johnson.384
    9Stan Spence.384
    10Chet Laabs.380
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Williams.648
    2Charlie Keller.513
    3Wally Judnich.499
    4Chet Laabs.498
    5Joe DiMaggio.498
    6Joe Gordon.491
    7Bobby Doerr.455
    8Bob Johnson.451
    9Jeff Heath.442
    10Dom DiMaggio.437
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Williams1147
    2Charlie Keller930
    3Wally Judnich912
    4Joe Gordon900
    5Chet Laabs878
    6Joe DiMaggio874
    7Les Fleming844
    8Bob Johnson835
    9Bobby Doerr824
    10Stan Spence816
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Spence3.875
    2Pinky Higgins3.429
    3Elmer Valo3.333
    4Ted Williams2.843
    5Wally Moses2.741
    6Luke Appling2.739
    7Joe Kuhel2.727
    8Tony Lupien2.500
    9Doc Cramer2.389
    10Harlond Clift2.208
    1942 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tex Hughson22
    2Tiny Bonham21
    3Jim Bagby17
    4Phil Marchildon17
    5Spud Chandler16
    6Hank Borowy15
    7Johnny Niggeling15
    8Charlie Wagner14
    9Elden Auker14
    10Red Ruffing14
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Eddie Smith20
    2Dizzy Trout18
    3Bobo Newsom17
    4Sid Hudson17
    5Early Wynn16
    6Al Smith15
    7Lum Harris15
    8Roger Wolff15
    9Hal Newhouser14
    10Mel Harder14
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Haynes40
    2George Caster39
    3Hal Newhouser38
    4Jim Bagby38
    5Phil Marchildon38
    6Tex Hughson38
    7Bill Zuber37
    8Al Benton35
    9Alex Carrasquel35
    10Dizzy Trout35
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Bagby35
    2Elden Auker34
    3Phil Marchildon31
    4Sid Hudson31
    5Al Benton30
    6Tex Hughson30
    7Bobo Newsom29
    8Dizzy Trout29
    9Mel Harder29
    10Denny Galehouse28
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tex Hughson22
    2Tiny Bonham22
    3Ted Lyons20
    4Sid Hudson19
    5Eddie Smith18
    6Phil Marchildon18
    7Charlie Wagner17
    8Elden Auker17
    9Johnny Humphries17
    10Spud Chandler17
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tiny Bonham6
    2Hal White4
    3Hank Borowy4
    4Jim Bagby4
    5Mel Harder4
    6Red Ruffing4
    7Tex Hughson4
    8Walt Masterson4
    9Denny Galehouse3
    10Joe Dobson3
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Haynes35
    2Johnny Murphy26
    3George Caster24
    4Mace Brown23
    5Bill Zuber19
    6Harry Eisenstat19
    7Johnny Gorsica19
    8Johnny Lindell15
    9Mike Ryba15
    10Tom Ferrick15
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Murphy11
    2Joe Haynes6
    3Mace Brown6
    4George Caster5
    5Hal Newhouser5
    6Al Hollingsworth4
    7Alex Carrasquel4
    8Johnny Gorsica4
    9Tex Hughson4
    10Joe Heving3
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tex Hughson281
    2Jim Bagby270.2
    3Elden Auker249
    4Phil Marchildon244
    5Sid Hudson239.1
    6Johnny Humphries228.1
    7Al Benton226.2
    8Tiny Bonham226
    9Dizzy Trout223
    10Hal White216.2
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Elden Auker273
    2Jim Bagby267
    3Sid Hudson266
    4Tex Hughson258
    5Early Wynn246
    6Bobo Newsom236
    7Johnny Humphries227
    8Eddie Smith223
    9Phil Marchildon215
    10Dizzy Trout214
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sid Hudson140
    2Bobo Newsom135
    3Elden Auker132
    4Early Wynn129
    5Phil Marchildon126
    6Eddie Smith112
    7Jim Bagby105
    8Herman Besse99
    9Roger Wolff99
    10Dick Newsome98
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobo Newsom117
    2Sid Hudson116
    3Phil Marchildon114
    4Elden Auker113
    5Early Wynn108
    6Eddie Smith95
    7Herman Besse91
    8Jim Bagby89
    9Dick Newsome88
    10Bill Dietrich87
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Bagby19
    2Eddie Smith17
    3Bill Dietrich16
    4Elden Auker16
    5Roger Wolff16
    6Dizzy Trout15
    7Lum Harris14
    8Phil Marchildon14
    9Dick Fowler13
    10Spud Chandler13
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Phil Marchildon140
    2Hal Newhouser114
    3Russ Christopher99
    4Charlie Wagner95
    5Johnny Niggeling93
    6Bobo Newsom92
    7Oscar Judd90
    8Dizzy Trout89
    9Eddie Smith86
    10Elden Auker86
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobo Newsom113
    2Tex Hughson113
    3Al Benton110
    4Phil Marchildon110
    5Johnny Niggeling107
    6Hal Newhouser103
    7Tommy Bridges97
    8Roger Wolff94
    9Hal White93
    10Dizzy Trout91
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Phil Marchildon13
    2Dizzy Trout8
    3Johnny Niggeling7
    4Oscar Judd7
    5Virgil Trucks7
    6Al Benton5
    7Atley Donald5
    8Bill Zuber5
    9Buck Ross5
    10Eddie Smith5
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Hollingsworth2
    2Johnny Humphries2
    3Lum Harris2
    4Al Milnar1
    5Bill Dietrich1
    6Bill Zuber1
    7Charlie Fuchs1
    8Dizzy Trout1
    9Early Wynn1
    10Elden Auker1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ted Lyons2.10
    2Tiny Bonham2.27
    3Spud Chandler2.37
    4Hal Newhouser2.45
    5Hank Borowy2.53
    6Tex Hughson2.59
    7Johnny Niggeling2.67
    8Johnny Humphries2.68
    9Virgil Trucks2.73
    10Tommy Bridges2.74
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tiny Bonham0.99
    2Ted Lyons1.07
    3Red Ruffing1.15
    4Marv Breuer1.18
    5Tex Hughson1.19
    6Jim Bagby1.22
    7Joe Dobson1.22
    8Spud Chandler1.24
    9Hank Borowy1.25
    10Johnny Humphries1.25
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hal Newhouser6.70
    2Johnny Niggeling7.56
    3Joe Dobson7.62
    4Spud Chandler7.88
    5Virgil Trucks7.88
    6Lum Harris7.92
    7Tiny Bonham7.92
    8Phil Marchildon7.93
    9Hank Borowy7.94
    10Charlie Wagner8.08
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Virgil Trucks0.16
    2Al Milnar0.17
    3Hal Newhouser0.20
    4Bobo Newsom0.21
    5Al Hollingsworth0.22
    6Charlie Wagner0.22
    7Denny Galehouse0.23
    8Hal White0.25
    9Early Wynn0.28
    10Hank Borowy0.30
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tiny Bonham0.96
    2Ted Lyons1.30
    3Red Ruffing1.90
    4Marv Breuer2.03
    5Jim Bagby2.13
    6Johnny Humphries2.33
    7Tex Hughson2.40
    8Sid Hudson2.64
    9Roger Wolff2.90
    10Al Hollingsworth2.91
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hal Newhouser5.04
    2Tommy Bridges5.02
    3Virgil Trucks4.88
    4Bobo Newsom4.75
    5Johnny Niggeling4.67
    6Al Benton4.36
    7Hank Borowy4.30
    8Phil Marchildon4.06
    9Marv Breuer3.95
    10Roger Wolff3.95
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tiny Bonham2.958
    2Red Ruffing1.951
    3Marv Breuer1.946
    4Ted Lyons1.923
    5Tommy Bridges1.590
    6Tex Hughson1.507
    7Roger Wolff1.362
    8Al Benton1.310
    9Hank Borowy1.288
    10Virgil Trucks1.230


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