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Home >> Seasons by League >> 1943 >> National League >> Awards and Leaders

1943 National League (MLB)

+ Awards and Leaderboards
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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 National League Awards
    AwardWinners
    National League Most Valuable PlayerStan Musial
    1943 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial157
    2Vince DiMaggio157
    3Bob Elliott156
    4Bill Nicholson154
    5Eddie Miller154
    6Elbie Fletcher154
    7Lou Klein154
    8Billy Herman153
    9Chuck Workman153
    10Mickey Witek153
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tommy Holmes629
    2Lou Klein627
    3Mickey Witek622
    4Stan Musial617
    5Chuck Workman615
    6Arky Vaughan610
    7Bill Nicholson608
    8Lonny Frey586
    9Billy Herman585
    10Bob Elliott581
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Arky Vaughan112
    2Stan Musial108
    3Bill Nicholson95
    4Phil Cavarretta93
    5Eddie Stanky92
    6Elbie Fletcher91
    7Lou Klein91
    8Augie Galan83
    9Dixie Walker83
    10Bob Elliott82
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial220
    2Mickey Witek195
    3Billy Herman193
    4Bill Nicholson188
    5Arky Vaughan186
    6Bob Elliott183
    7Lou Klein180
    8Tommy Holmes170
    9Harry Walker166
    10Dixie Walker163
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial48
    2Billy Herman41
    3Vince DiMaggio41
    4Arky Vaughan39
    5Tommy Holmes33
    6Dixie Walker32
    7Bill Nicholson30
    8Bob Elliott30
    9Walker Cooper30
    10Frank McCormick28
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial20
    2Lou Klein14
    3Bob Elliott12
    4Peanuts Lowrey12
    5Jim Russell11
    6Sid Gordon11
    7Tommy Holmes10
    8Bill Nicholson9
    9Phil Cavarretta9
    10Butch Nieman8
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bill Nicholson29
    2Mel Ott18
    3Vince DiMaggio15
    4Stan Musial13
    5Whitey Kurowski13
    6Ray Sanders11
    7Chuck Workman10
    8Ernie Lombardi10
    9Augie Galan9
    10Buster Maynard9
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bill Nicholson128
    2Bob Elliott101
    3Billy Herman100
    4Vince DiMaggio88
    5Stan Musial81
    6Walker Cooper81
    7Phil Cavarretta73
    8Ray Sanders73
    9Dixie Walker71
    10Eddie Miller71
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Arky Vaughan20
    2Peanuts Lowrey13
    3Chuck Workman12
    4Frankie Gustine12
    5Jim Russell12
    6Vince DiMaggio11
    7Lou Klein9
    8Stan Musial9
    9Whitey Wietelmann9
    10Eddie Miller8
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Augie Galan103
    2Elbie Fletcher95
    3Mel Ott95
    4Eddie Stanky92
    5Eric Tipton85
    6Stan Hack82
    7Jim Russell77
    8Ray Sanders77
    9Lonny Frey76
    10Phil Cavarretta75
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Vince DiMaggio126
    2Bill Nicholson86
    3Eddie Joost80
    4Chuck Workman72
    5Lou Klein70
    6Chet Ross67
    7Jim Russell67
    8Connie Ryan56
    9Lonny Frey56
    10Whitey Kurowski54
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dick Bartell7
    2Elbie Fletcher6
    3Bill Nicholson5
    4Billy Jurges4
    5Eddie Miller4
    6Johnny Barrett4
    7Arky Vaughan3
    8Bill Baker3
    9Chuck Workman3
    10Dixie Walker3
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harry Walker36
    2Eddie Miller19
    3Steve Mesner17
    4Connie Ryan16
    5Lou Klein15
    6Ray Sanders15
    7Stan Hack15
    8Al Lopez12
    9Arky Vaughan12
    10Billy Herman12
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sid Gordon26
    2Mickey Witek21
    3Billy Herman19
    4Ernie Lombardi18
    5Stan Musial17
    6Bob Elliott16
    7Steve Mesner14
    8Eddie Stanky13
    9Gee Walker13
    10Gus Mancuso13
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial347
    2Bill Nicholson323
    3Bob Elliott258
    4Lou Klein257
    5Arky Vaughan252
    6Billy Herman244
    7Tommy Holmes238
    8Vince DiMaggio234
    9Mickey Witek230
    10Whitey Kurowski229
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial701
    2Tommy Holmes697
    3Lou Klein694
    4Arky Vaughan685
    5Bill Nicholson684
    6Chuck Workman679
    7Mickey Witek672
    8Lonny Frey667
    9Billy Herman663
    10Vince DiMaggio651
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial.357
    2Billy Herman.330
    3Walker Cooper.318
    4Bob Elliott.315
    5Mickey Witek.314
    6Bill Nicholson.309
    7Arky Vaughan.305
    8Frank McCormick.303
    9Dixie Walker.302
    10Harry Walker.294
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial.425
    2Augie Galan.412
    3Billy Herman.398
    4Elbie Fletcher.395
    5Eric Tipton.395
    6Mel Ott.391
    7Bill Nicholson.386
    8Stan Hack.384
    9Phil Cavarretta.382
    10Ray Sanders.381
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial.562
    2Bill Nicholson.531
    3Walker Cooper.463
    4Bob Elliott.444
    5Whitey Kurowski.439
    6Eric Tipton.424
    7Phil Cavarretta.421
    8Mel Ott.418
    9Billy Herman.417
    10Ray Sanders.414
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial987
    2Bill Nicholson917
    3Bob Elliott820
    4Eric Tipton819
    5Augie Galan818
    6Billy Herman815
    7Walker Cooper812
    8Mel Ott809
    9Phil Cavarretta803
    10Ray Sanders795
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Arky Vaughan4.615
    2Stan Musial4.000
    3Stan Hack3.037
    4Tommy Holmes2.900
    5Augie Galan2.641
    6Billy Herman2.538
    7Eric Tipton2.361
    8Bob Elliott2.333
    9Ray Sanders2.333
    10Eddie Stanky2.190
    1943 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Elmer Riddle21
    2Mort Cooper21
    3Rip Sewell21
    4Hi Bithorn18
    5Al Javery17
    6Bucky Walters15
    7Claude Passeau15
    8Johnny Vander Meer15
    9Max Lanier15
    10Clyde Shoun14
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nate Andrews20
    2Red Barrett18
    3Al Javery16
    4Johnny Vander Meer16
    5Bucky Walters15
    6Johnnie Wittig15
    7Jim Tobin14
    8Paul Derringer14
    9Cliff Melton13
    10Curt Davis13
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ace Adams70
    2Les Webber54
    3Ed Head47
    4Clyde Shoun45
    5Van Mungo45
    6Hank Gornicki42
    7Al Javery41
    8Johnnie Wittig40
    9Hi Bithorn39
    10Joe Beggs39
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Vander Meer36
    2Al Javery35
    3Bucky Walters34
    4Nate Andrews34
    5Elmer Riddle33
    6Ray Starr33
    7Mort Cooper32
    8Claude Passeau31
    9Red Barrett31
    10Rip Sewell31
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rip Sewell25
    2Jim Tobin24
    3Mort Cooper24
    4Nate Andrews23
    5Bucky Walters21
    6Johnny Vander Meer21
    7Al Javery19
    8Elmer Riddle19
    9Hi Bithorn19
    10Claude Passeau18
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hi Bithorn7
    2Mort Cooper6
    3Al Javery5
    4Bucky Walters5
    5Elmer Riddle5
    6Howie Pollet5
    7Bob Klinger3
    8Ed Head3
    9Harry Gumbert3
    10Johnny Vander Meer3
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ace Adams52
    2Clyde Shoun29
    3Les Webber27
    4Joe Beggs26
    5Ed Head17
    6Hank Wyse14
    7Ray Prim14
    8Red Munger14
    9Dave Odom13
    10Hank Gornicki13
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Les Webber10
    2Ace Adams9
    3Clyde Shoun7
    4Ed Head6
    5Joe Beggs6
    6Hank Wyse5
    7Hank Gornicki4
    8Harry Brecheen4
    9Johnnie Wittig4
    10Curt Davis3
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Javery303
    2Johnny Vander Meer289
    3Nate Andrews283.2
    4Mort Cooper274
    5Rip Sewell265.1
    6Elmer Riddle260.1
    7Claude Passeau257
    8Red Barrett255
    9Jim Tobin250
    10Hi Bithorn249.2
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Javery288
    2Rip Sewell267
    3Nate Andrews253
    4Claude Passeau245
    5Bucky Walters244
    6Jim Tobin241
    7Red Barrett240
    8Elmer Riddle235
    9Johnny Vander Meer228
    10Mort Cooper228
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Javery130
    2Red Barrett107
    3Bucky Walters105
    4Johnny Vander Meer102
    5Nate Andrews100
    6Claude Passeau96
    7Jim Tobin96
    8Rip Sewell94
    9Ray Starr93
    10Paul Derringer90
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Javery108
    2Bucky Walters97
    3Johnny Vander Meer92
    4Red Barrett90
    5Ray Starr88
    6Claude Passeau83
    7Nate Andrews81
    8Johnnie Wittig77
    9Elmer Riddle76
    10Kirby Higbe76
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnnie Wittig14
    2Al Javery13
    3Jim Tobin12
    4Nate Andrews11
    5Red Barrett11
    6Claude Passeau10
    7Hank Gornicki10
    8Ray Starr9
    9Bucky Walters8
    10Curt Davis8
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Vander Meer162
    2Bucky Walters109
    3Elmer Riddle107
    4Al Javery99
    5Kirby Higbe95
    6Ray Starr91
    7Mort Cooper79
    8Rube Melton79
    9Van Mungo79
    10Johnnie Wittig76
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Vander Meer174
    2Mort Cooper141
    3Al Javery134
    4Max Lanier123
    5Kirby Higbe108
    6Claude Passeau93
    7Hi Bithorn86
    8Ken Chase86
    9Ed Head83
    10Van Mungo83
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bucky Walters8
    2Johnny Vander Meer6
    3Ken Chase6
    4Carl Hubbell4
    5Johnny Allen4
    6Kirby Higbe4
    7Les Webber4
    8Mort Cooper4
    9Nate Andrews4
    10Ace Adams3
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mort Cooper2
    2Al Javery1
    3Bill Brandt1
    4Bucky Walters1
    5Cliff Melton1
    6Freddie Fitzsimmons1
    7Hank Gornicki1
    8Hank Wyse1
    9Howie Krist1
    10Howie Pollet1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Max Lanier1.90
    2Mort Cooper2.30
    3Whit Wyatt2.49
    4Rip Sewell2.55
    5Nate Andrews2.57
    6Hi Bithorn2.59
    7Max Butcher2.60
    8Elmer Riddle2.63
    9Jim Tobin2.66
    10Bob Klinger2.72
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Whit Wyatt1.01
    2Mort Cooper1.12
    3Nate Andrews1.15
    4Hi Bithorn1.17
    5Red Barrett1.19
    6Claude Passeau1.21
    7Hank Wyse1.24
    8Howie Krist1.24
    9Jim Tobin1.24
    10Bob Klinger1.25
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Whit Wyatt6.91
    2Johnny Vander Meer7.10
    3Mort Cooper7.49
    4Howie Krist7.74
    5Nate Andrews8.02
    6Elmer Riddle8.13
    7Hi Bithorn8.17
    8Van Mungo8.18
    9Max Lanier8.24
    10Ray Starr8.34
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Max Lanier0.13
    2Wally Hebert0.15
    3Johnny Vander Meer0.16
    4Mort Cooper0.16
    5Kirby Higbe0.19
    6Max Butcher0.19
    7Rip Sewell0.20
    8Elmer Riddle0.21
    9Hank Wyse0.23
    10Whit Wyatt0.25
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Wyse1.96
    2Paul Derringer2.02
    3Curt Davis2.14
    4Whit Wyatt2.14
    5Wally Hebert2.20
    6Red Barrett2.22
    7Claude Passeau2.31
    8Hi Bithorn2.34
    9Nate Andrews2.38
    10Jim Tobin2.48
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Vander Meer5.42
    2Kirby Higbe5.25
    3Max Lanier5.20
    4Van Mungo4.85
    5Mort Cooper4.63
    6Ed Head4.39
    7Al Javery3.98
    8Whit Wyatt3.98
    9Paul Derringer3.88
    10Claude Passeau3.26
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Paul Derringer1.923
    2Whit Wyatt1.860
    3Mort Cooper1.785
    4Max Lanier1.640
    5Claude Passeau1.409
    6Al Javery1.354
    7Hank Wyse1.324
    8Hi Bithorn1.323
    9Ed Head1.258
    10Curt Davis1.205


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