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1942 National League (MLB)

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  • 1942 National League Awards
    AwardWinners
    National League Most Valuable PlayerMort Cooper
    1942 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Billy Herman155
    2Bert Haas154
    3Bill Nicholson152
    4Enos Slaughter152
    5Mel Ott152
    6Danny Litwhiler151
    7Pee Wee Reese151
    8Dolph Camilli150
    9Mickey Witek148
    10Marty Marion147
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmy Brown606
    2Danny Litwhiler591
    3Enos Slaughter591
    4Bill Nicholson588
    5Bert Haas585
    6Nanny Fernandez577
    7Billy Herman571
    8Frank McCormick564
    9Pee Wee Reese564
    10Eddie Joost562
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mel Ott118
    2Enos Slaughter100
    3Johnny Mize97
    4Stan Hack91
    5Dolph Camilli89
    6Pete Reiser89
    7Pee Wee Reese87
    8Stan Musial87
    9Elbie Fletcher86
    10Bill Nicholson83
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Enos Slaughter188
    2Bill Nicholson173
    3Bob Elliott166
    4Joe Medwick166
    5Stan Hack166
    6Johnny Mize165
    7Mel Ott162
    8Danny Litwhiler160
    9Frank McCormick156
    10Jimmy Brown155
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Marty Marion38
    2Joe Medwick37
    3Stan Hack36
    4Billy Herman34
    5Pete Reiser33
    6Stan Musial32
    7Walker Cooper32
    8Enos Slaughter31
    9Eddie Joost30
    10Nanny Fernandez29
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Enos Slaughter17
    2Bill Nicholson11
    3Stan Musial10
    4Danny Litwhiler9
    5Babe Barna7
    6Bob Elliott7
    7Dolph Camilli7
    8Johnny Hopp7
    9Johnny Mize7
    10Walker Cooper7
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mel Ott30
    2Dolph Camilli26
    3Johnny Mize26
    4Bill Nicholson21
    5Max West16
    6Vince DiMaggio15
    7Enos Slaughter13
    8Frank McCormick13
    9Ray Lamanno12
    10Babe Young11
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Mize110
    2Dolph Camilli109
    3Enos Slaughter98
    4Joe Medwick96
    5Mel Ott93
    6Bob Elliott89
    7Frank McCormick89
    8Bill Nicholson78
    9Vince DiMaggio75
    10Stan Musial72
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Pete Reiser20
    2Nanny Fernandez15
    3Pee Wee Reese15
    4Johnny Hopp14
    5Lennie Merullo14
    6Danny Murtaugh13
    7Eddie Miller11
    8Gee Walker11
    9Dolph Camilli10
    10Johnny Barrett10
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mel Ott109
    2Elbie Fletcher105
    3Dolph Camilli97
    4Stan Hack94
    5Enos Slaughter88
    6Lonny Frey87
    7Pee Wee Reese82
    8Bill Nicholson76
    9Billy Herman72
    10Phil Cavarretta71
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Vince DiMaggio87
    2Dolph Camilli85
    3Bill Nicholson80
    4Mel Ott61
    5Nanny Fernandez61
    6Elbie Fletcher60
    7Whitey Kurowski60
    8Max West59
    9Eddie Joost57
    10Pete Coscarart56
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bill Nicholson8
    2Dick Bartell8
    3Danny Litwhiler7
    4Elbie Fletcher6
    5Enos Slaughter6
    6Whitey Kurowski6
    7Babe Young5
    8Eddie Joost5
    9Gee Walker5
    10Johnny Mize5
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lennie Merullo22
    2Danny Murtaugh21
    3Marty Marion20
    4Mickey Owen18
    5Creepy Crespi14
    6Mickey Witek14
    7Sibby Sisti13
    8Whitey Kurowski13
    9Max Marshall12
    10Phil Cavarretta12
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mickey Witek23
    2Billy Jurges20
    3Walker Cooper18
    4Ernie Lombardi17
    5Danny Litwhiler16
    6Eddie Miller16
    7Mickey Owen16
    8Nanny Fernandez16
    9Harry Danning15
    10Joe Medwick15
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Enos Slaughter292
    2Johnny Mize282
    3Bill Nicholson280
    4Mel Ott273
    5Dolph Camilli247
    6Bob Elliott233
    7Danny Litwhiler230
    8Stan Musial229
    9Stan Hack226
    10Joe Medwick223
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Enos Slaughter687
    2Bill Nicholson673
    3Jimmy Brown668
    4Mel Ott664
    5Stan Hack657
    6Pee Wee Reese655
    7Bert Haas652
    8Billy Herman647
    9Eddie Joost633
    10Tommy Holmes633
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Enos Slaughter.318
    2Stan Musial.315
    3Pete Reiser.310
    4Johnny Mize.305
    5Joe Medwick.300
    6Lou Novikoff.300
    7Stan Hack.300
    8Bob Elliott.296
    9Mel Ott.295
    10Bill Nicholson.294
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Elbie Fletcher.417
    2Mel Ott.415
    3Enos Slaughter.412
    4Stan Hack.402
    5Stan Musial.397
    6Bill Nicholson.382
    7Johnny Mize.380
    8Pete Reiser.375
    9Lonny Frey.373
    10Dolph Camilli.372
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Mize.521
    2Mel Ott.497
    3Enos Slaughter.494
    4Stan Musial.490
    5Bill Nicholson.476
    6Dolph Camilli.471
    7Pete Reiser.463
    8Bob Elliott.416
    9Lou Novikoff.416
    10Max West.409
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mel Ott912
    2Enos Slaughter906
    3Johnny Mize901
    4Stan Musial887
    5Bill Nicholson858
    6Dolph Camilli843
    7Pete Reiser838
    8Stan Hack811
    9Elbie Fletcher810
    10Bob Elliott774
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tommy Holmes6.400
    2Jimmy Brown4.727
    3Arky Vaughan3.000
    4Enos Slaughter2.933
    5Mickey Owen2.588
    6Nick Etten2.577
    7Frank McCormick2.500
    8Stan Musial2.480
    9Stan Hack2.350
    10Lonny Frey2.289
    1942 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mort Cooper22
    2Johnny Beazley21
    3Claude Passeau19
    4Whit Wyatt19
    5Johnny Vander Meer18
    6Rip Sewell17
    7Kirby Higbe16
    8Bucky Walters15
    9Curt Davis15
    10Larry French15
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Tobin21
    2Rube Melton20
    3Si Johnson19
    4Tommy Hughes18
    5Al Javery16
    6Lefty Hoerst16
    7Rip Sewell15
    8Bucky Walters14
    9Claude Passeau14
    10Hi Bithorn14
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ace Adams61
    2Hugh Casey50
    3Johnny Beazley43
    4Johnny Podgajny43
    5Al Javery42
    6Rube Melton42
    7Dutch Dietz40
    8Johnny Sain40
    9Rip Sewell40
    10Tommy Hughes40
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Javery37
    2Mort Cooper35
    3Claude Passeau34
    4Jim Tobin33
    5Johnny Vander Meer33
    6Ray Starr33
    7Rip Sewell33
    8Bucky Walters32
    9Kirby Higbe32
    10Tommy Hughes31
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Tobin28
    2Claude Passeau24
    3Mort Cooper22
    4Bucky Walters21
    5Johnny Vander Meer21
    6Al Javery19
    7Tommy Hughes19
    8Bill Lee18
    9Rip Sewell18
    10Ray Starr17
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mort Cooper10
    2Al Javery5
    3Curt Davis5
    4Rip Sewell5
    5Johnny Vander Meer4
    6Larry French4
    7Ray Starr4
    8Claude Passeau3
    9Hal Schumacher3
    10Johnny Beazley3
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ace Adams49
    2Joe Beggs30
    3Hugh Casey29
    4Clyde Shoun25
    5Johnny Sain24
    6Lefty Wilkie19
    7Dutch Dietz18
    8Tot Pressnell18
    9Howie Krist16
    10Sam Nahem16
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hugh Casey13
    2Ace Adams11
    3Joe Beggs8
    4Johnny Sain6
    5Harry Gumbert5
    6Ed Head4
    7Rube Melton4
    8Tot Pressnell4
    9Dutch Dietz3
    10Johnny Allen3
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Tobin287.2
    2Mort Cooper278.2
    3Claude Passeau278.1
    4Ray Starr276.2
    5Al Javery261
    6Bucky Walters253.2
    7Tommy Hughes253
    8Rip Sewell248
    9Johnny Vander Meer244
    10Kirby Higbe221.2
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Claude Passeau284
    2Jim Tobin283
    3Rip Sewell259
    4Al Javery251
    5Ray Starr228
    6Tommy Hughes224
    7Bucky Walters223
    8Bill Lee221
    9Hal Schumacher208
    10Mort Cooper207
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Tobin145
    2Rip Sewell117
    3Claude Passeau116
    4Al Javery106
    5Tommy Hughes105
    6Bucky Walters101
    7Bill Lee99
    8Lefty Hoerst99
    9Si Johnson96
    10Johnny Podgajny95
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Tobin127
    2Bill Lee94
    3Rip Sewell94
    4Al Javery88
    5Lefty Hoerst87
    6Rube Melton86
    7Tommy Hughes86
    8Claude Passeau83
    9Ray Starr82
    10Johnny Podgajny81
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Tobin20
    2Carl Hubbell17
    3Kirby Higbe17
    4Bob Carpenter13
    5Claude Passeau13
    6Rip Sewell13
    7Hal Schumacher12
    8Lou Tost12
    9Ed Head11
    10Ernie White11
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rube Melton114
    2Kirby Higbe106
    3Ray Starr106
    4Johnny Vander Meer102
    5Tommy Hughes99
    6Jim Tobin96
    7Hal Schumacher82
    8Hi Bithorn81
    9Elmer Riddle79
    10Al Javery78
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Vander Meer186
    2Mort Cooper152
    3Kirby Higbe115
    4Bucky Walters109
    5Rube Melton107
    6Whit Wyatt104
    7Max Lanier93
    8Johnny Beazley91
    9Claude Passeau89
    10Al Javery85
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rube Melton8
    2Jim Tobin7
    3Johnny Beazley7
    4Harry Gumbert5
    5Howie Pollet5
    6Mort Cooper5
    7Tom Earley5
    8Bob Klinger4
    9Claude Passeau4
    10Cliff Melton4
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Podgajny3
    2Jake Mooty2
    3Joe Beggs2
    4Bill Donovan1
    5Bill Lee1
    6Dick Errickson1
    7Dutch Dietz1
    8Earl Naylor1
    9Harry Gumbert1
    10Johnny Sain1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mort Cooper1.77
    2Johnny Beazley2.13
    3Curt Davis2.36
    4Johnny Vander Meer2.43
    5Bucky Walters2.66
    6Ray Starr2.66
    7Claude Passeau2.69
    8Whit Wyatt2.74
    9Max Lanier2.96
    10Al Javery3.03
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mort Cooper0.99
    2Curt Davis1.12
    3Whit Wyatt1.14
    4Bucky Walters1.17
    5Johnny Beazley1.18
    6Johnny Vander Meer1.19
    7Paul Derringer1.21
    8Ray Starr1.21
    9Carl Hubbell1.22
    10Max Lanier1.22
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mort Cooper6.68
    2Johnny Vander Meer6.93
    3Kirby Higbe7.30
    4Ray Starr7.41
    5Johnny Beazley7.58
    6Max Lanier7.66
    7Whit Wyatt7.67
    8Rube Melton7.75
    9Curt Davis7.82
    10Bucky Walters7.90
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bill Lee0.16
    2Harry Gumbert0.17
    3Johnny Beazley0.17
    4Paul Derringer0.17
    5Johnny Vander Meer0.22
    6Max Lanier0.22
    7Al Javery0.28
    8Bucky Walters0.28
    9Si Johnson0.28
    10Tommy Hughes0.28
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Carl Hubbell1.95
    2Paul Derringer2.11
    3Mort Cooper2.19
    4Curt Davis2.23
    5Claude Passeau2.40
    6Bob Carpenter2.47
    7Bucky Walters2.59
    8Rip Sewell2.61
    9Whit Wyatt2.61
    10Al Javery2.69
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Vander Meer6.86
    2Max Lanier5.20
    3Mort Cooper4.90
    4Kirby Higbe4.66
    5Rube Melton4.61
    6Elmer Riddle4.44
    7Whit Wyatt4.31
    8Bucky Walters3.86
    9Johnny Beazley3.81
    10Si Johnson3.60
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mort Cooper2.235
    2Johnny Vander Meer1.824
    3Carl Hubbell1.794
    4Whit Wyatt1.651
    5Max Lanier1.550
    6Bucky Walters1.493
    7Paul Derringer1.388
    8Johnny Beazley1.247
    9Claude Passeau1.203
    10Curt Davis1.176


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