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1943 American League (MLB)

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  • An organized section of a full season review with standings, team totals, awards, leaderboards, player registers and more.
  • Playoff teams are in bold.
  • Normally, qualification for pct statistics is 1 IP per team game or 3.1 plate appearances per team game. TBC uses 2.2 plate appearances and 0.75 innings per team game for Minor Leagues.
  • 1943 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    American League Most Valuable PlayerSpud Chandler
    1943 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Billy Johnson155
    2Bobby Doerr155
    3Dick Wakefield155
    4Luke Appling155
    5Rudy York155
    6Nick Etten154
    7Tony Lupien154
    8Joe Kuhel153
    9Ray Mack153
    10Joe Gordon152
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dick Wakefield633
    2George Case613
    3Tony Lupien608
    4Doc Cramer606
    5Bobby Doerr604
    6Oris Hockett601
    7Wally Moses599
    8Billy Johnson592
    9Luke Appling585
    10Nick Etten583
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Case102
    2Charlie Keller97
    3Dick Wakefield91
    4Rudy York90
    5Mickey Vernon89
    6Chet Laabs83
    7Joe Gordon82
    8Wally Moses82
    9Thurman Tucker81
    10Doc Cramer79
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dick Wakefield200
    2Luke Appling192
    3Doc Cramer182
    4George Case180
    5Billy Johnson166
    6Oris Hockett166
    7Bobby Doerr163
    8Nick Etten158
    9Rudy York155
    10Tony Lupien155
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dick Wakefield38
    2George Case36
    3Don Gutteridge35
    4Nick Etten35
    5Luke Appling33
    6Oris Hockett33
    7Bobby Doerr32
    8Lou Boudreau32
    9Jerry Priddy31
    10Ken Keltner31
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Lindell12
    2Wally Moses12
    3Charlie Keller11
    4Rudy York11
    5Stan Spence10
    6Tony Lupien9
    7Bob Johnson8
    8Dick Wakefield8
    9Joe Hoover8
    10Mickey Vernon8
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rudy York34
    2Charlie Keller31
    3Vern Stephens22
    4Jeff Heath18
    5Chet Laabs17
    6Joe Gordon17
    7Bobby Doerr16
    8Nick Etten14
    9Jim Tabor13
    10George McQuinn12
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rudy York118
    2Nick Etten107
    3Billy Johnson94
    4Vern Stephens91
    5Stan Spence88
    6Charlie Keller86
    7Chet Laabs85
    8Jim Tabor85
    9Pinky Higgins84
    10Luke Appling80
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Case61
    2Wally Moses56
    3Thurman Tucker29
    4Luke Appling27
    5Mickey Vernon24
    6Pete Fox22
    7Tony Lupien16
    8Joe Kuhel14
    9Guy Curtright13
    10Leon Culberson13
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Oris Hockett18
    2Thurman Tucker17
    3George Case14
    4Wally Moses14
    5Guy Curtright12
    6Don Gutteridge9
    7Snuffy Stirnweiss9
    8Tony Lupien9
    9Bobby Doerr8
    10Hank Edwards8
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Charlie Keller106
    2Joe Gordon98
    3Roy Cullenbine96
    4Lou Boudreau90
    5Luke Appling90
    6Rudy York84
    7Stan Spence84
    8Thurman Tucker79
    9Joe Kuhel76
    10Nick Etten76
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Chet Laabs105
    2Joe Hoover101
    3Rudy York88
    4Jerry Priddy76
    5Joe Gordon75
    6Vern Stephens73
    7Thurman Tucker72
    8George McQuinn65
    9Ray Mack61
    10Charlie Keller60
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mickey Vernon10
    2Frankie Crosetti7
    3Joe Kuhel7
    4Irv Hall6
    5Ralph Hodgin6
    6Alex Kampouris5
    7Eddie Mayo5
    8Stan Spence5
    9Billy Johnson4
    10Chet Laabs4
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Hoover28
    2Eddie Mayo23
    3Lou Boudreau20
    4Pete Fox18
    5Ray Mack14
    6Doc Cramer13
    7Jimmy Bloodworth13
    8Roy Cullenbine13
    9Guy Curtright12
    10Jo-Jo White12
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmy Bloodworth29
    2Billy Johnson27
    3Dick Wakefield23
    4Rudy York22
    5Dick Siebert19
    6Joe Gordon18
    7Jerry Priddy17
    8Pinky Higgins17
    9Bobby Estalella16
    10Ray Mack15
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rudy York301
    2Dick Wakefield275
    3Charlie Keller269
    4Bobby Doerr249
    5Vern Stephens247
    6Nick Etten245
    7Luke Appling238
    8Chet Laabs237
    9Stan Spence231
    10George Case229
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dick Wakefield697
    2Luke Appling677
    3Bobby Doerr676
    4Tony Lupien672
    5Chet Laabs665
    6Nick Etten665
    7Stan Spence663
    8Rudy York661
    9George Case660
    10Oris Hockett657
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Luke Appling.328
    2Dick Wakefield.316
    3Doc Cramer.300
    4George Case.294
    5Guy Curtright.291
    6Roy Cullenbine.289
    7Vern Stephens.289
    8Pete Fox.288
    9Lou Boudreau.286
    10Billy Johnson.280
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Luke Appling.419
    2Roy Cullenbine.407
    3Charlie Keller.396
    4Lou Boudreau.388
    5Guy Curtright.382
    6Dick Wakefield.377
    7Jeff Heath.369
    8Rudy York.366
    9Stan Spence.366
    10Joe Gordon.365
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rudy York.527
    2Charlie Keller.525
    3Vern Stephens.482
    4Jeff Heath.481
    5Dick Wakefield.434
    6Nick Etten.420
    7Joe Gordon.413
    8Bobby Doerr.412
    9Chet Laabs.409
    10Luke Appling.407
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Charlie Keller921
    2Rudy York893
    3Jeff Heath850
    4Vern Stephens839
    5Luke Appling826
    6Dick Wakefield811
    7Roy Cullenbine811
    8Joe Gordon778
    9Lou Boudreau776
    10Nick Etten775
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Luke Appling3.103
    2Lou Boudreau2.903
    3Nick Etten2.452
    4Doc Cramer2.385
    5Tony Lupien2.348
    6Stan Spence2.154
    7Pinky Higgins1.839
    8Billy Johnson1.767
    9Charlie Keller1.767
    10Joe Kuhel1.689
    1943 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dizzy Trout20
    2Spud Chandler20
    3Early Wynn18
    4Al Smith17
    5Jim Bagby17
    6Virgil Trucks16
    7Orval Grove15
    8Steve Sundra15
    9Tiny Bonham15
    10Hank Borowy14
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lum Harris21
    2Hal Newhouser17
    3Don Black16
    4Roger Wolff15
    5Tex Hughson15
    6Jesse Flores14
    7Jim Bagby14
    8Al Hollingsworth13
    9Dick Newsome13
    10Dutch Leonard13
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mace Brown49
    2Dizzy Trout44
    3Roger Wolff41
    4Mike Ryba40
    5Alex Carrasquel39
    6Early Wynn37
    7Gordon Maltzberger37
    8Hal Newhouser37
    9Johnny Murphy37
    10Jim Bagby36
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Early Wynn33
    2Jim Bagby33
    3Tex Hughson32
    4Dizzy Trout30
    5Dutch Leonard30
    6Spud Chandler30
    7Steve Sundra29
    8Denny Galehouse28
    9Al Smith27
    10Bob Muncrief27
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Spud Chandler20
    2Tex Hughson20
    3Butch Wensloff18
    4Dizzy Trout18
    5Orval Grove18
    6Tiny Bonham17
    7Jim Bagby16
    8Dutch Leonard15
    9Lum Harris15
    10Al Smith14
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dizzy Trout5
    2Spud Chandler5
    3Tex Hughson4
    4Tiny Bonham4
    5Al Smith3
    6Allie Reynolds3
    7Bob Muncrief3
    8Early Wynn3
    9Hank Borowy3
    10Jack Salveson3
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mace Brown41
    2Gordon Maltzberger33
    3George Caster32
    4Johnny Murphy32
    5Joe Haynes26
    6Alex Carrasquel22
    7Joe Heving18
    8Johnny Gorsica18
    9Mickey Haefner17
    10Mike Ryba17
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Gordon Maltzberger14
    2Joe Heving9
    3Mace Brown9
    4George Caster8
    5Johnny Murphy8
    6Dizzy Trout6
    7Mickey Haefner6
    8Roger Wolff6
    9Alex Carrasquel5
    10Johnny Gorsica5
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Bagby273
    2Tex Hughson266
    3Early Wynn256.2
    4Spud Chandler253
    5Dizzy Trout246.2
    6Jesse Flores231.1
    7Tiny Bonham225.2
    8Denny Galehouse224
    9Butch Wensloff223.1
    10Roger Wolff221
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Bagby248
    2Tex Hughson242
    3Lum Harris241
    4Early Wynn232
    5Roger Wolff232
    6Dutch Leonard218
    7Denny Galehouse217
    8Steve Sundra212
    9Bob Muncrief211
    10Jesse Flores208
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lum Harris122
    2Jim Bagby112
    3Don Black105
    4Early Wynn97
    5Roger Wolff97
    6Dutch Leonard96
    7Steve Sundra89
    8Hal Newhouser88
    9Jesse Flores88
    10Tex Hughson87
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lum Harris101
    2Don Black97
    3Jim Bagby94
    4Roger Wolff87
    5Early Wynn83
    6Dutch Leonard80
    7Jesse Flores80
    8Tex Hughson78
    9Dick Newsome77
    10Eddie Smith77
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tex Hughson23
    2Lum Harris17
    3Early Wynn15
    4Jim Bagby15
    5Bob Muncrief13
    6Jesse Flores13
    7Tiny Bonham13
    8Hank Borowy11
    9Nels Potter11
    10Roger Wolff11
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hal Newhouser111
    2Don Black110
    3Allie Reynolds109
    4Dizzy Trout101
    5Early Wynn83
    6Jim Bagby80
    7Eddie Smith76
    8Bill Zuber74
    9Denny Galehouse74
    10Tex Hughson73
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Allie Reynolds151
    2Hal Newhouser144
    3Spud Chandler134
    4Tommy Bridges124
    5Virgil Trucks118
    6Denny Galehouse114
    7Tex Hughson114
    8Hank Borowy113
    9Jesse Flores113
    10Dizzy Trout111
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lum Harris8
    2Oscar Judd7
    3Dizzy Trout6
    4Dutch Leonard6
    5Dick Newsome5
    6Johnny Humphries5
    7Milo Candini5
    8Ray Scarborough5
    9Al Hollingsworth4
    10Allie Reynolds4
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Yank Terry4
    2Al Hollingsworth2
    3Charlie Fuchs2
    4Dutch Leonard2
    5Alex Carrasquel1
    6Allie Reynolds1
    7Andy Karl1
    8Atley Donald1
    9Buck Ross1
    10Butch Wensloff1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Spud Chandler1.64
    2Tiny Bonham2.27
    3Mickey Haefner2.29
    4Tommy Bridges2.39
    5Dizzy Trout2.48
    6Milo Candini2.49
    7Butch Wensloff2.54
    8Al Smith2.55
    9Tex Hughson2.64
    10Orval Grove2.75
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Spud Chandler0.99
    2Virgil Trucks1.09
    3Tiny Bonham1.10
    4Butch Wensloff1.12
    5Mickey Haefner1.13
    6Tommy Bridges1.15
    7Tex Hughson1.18
    8Nels Potter1.19
    9Dutch Leonard1.20
    10Jesse Flores1.20
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Allie Reynolds6.33
    2Mickey Haefner6.87
    3Spud Chandler7.01
    4Butch Wensloff7.22
    5Dizzy Trout7.43
    6Tommy Bridges7.45
    7Hal Newhouser7.48
    8Virgil Trucks7.54
    9Hal White7.58
    10Oscar Judd7.61
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Eddie Smith0.10
    2Oscar Judd0.12
    3Allie Reynolds0.14
    4Hal Newhouser0.14
    5Milo Candini0.16
    6Spud Chandler0.18
    7Bill Dietrich0.19
    8Dizzy Trout0.22
    9Joe Dobson0.22
    10Mickey Haefner0.22
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dutch Leonard1.88
    2Spud Chandler1.92
    3Tiny Bonham2.07
    4Bob Muncrief2.11
    5Virgil Trucks2.31
    6Tex Hughson2.47
    7Bill Dietrich2.55
    8Johnny Humphries2.59
    9Lum Harris2.63
    10Jim Bagby2.64
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Allie Reynolds6.83
    2Hal Newhouser6.61
    3Tommy Bridges5.81
    4Virgil Trucks5.23
    5Spud Chandler4.77
    6Hank Borowy4.69
    7Denny Galehouse4.58
    8Jesse Flores4.40
    9Nels Potter4.29
    10Butch Wensloff4.24
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Spud Chandler2.481
    2Virgil Trucks2.269
    3Tommy Bridges2.033
    4Bob Muncrief1.667
    5Jesse Flores1.614
    6Hank Borowy1.569
    7Tex Hughson1.562
    8Denny Galehouse1.541
    9Butch Wensloff1.500
    10Nels Potter1.481


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