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1944 American League (MLB)

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  • 1944 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    American League Most Valuable PlayerHal Newhouser
    1944 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frankie Hayes155
    2Mickey Rocco155
    3Eddie Mayo154
    4Nick Etten154
    5Roy Cullenbine154
    6Snuffy Stirnweiss154
    7Stan Spence153
    8Rudy York151
    9Lou Boudreau150
    10Johnny Lindell149
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mickey Rocco653
    2Snuffy Stirnweiss643
    3Eddie Mayo607
    4Don Gutteridge603
    5Johnny Lindell594
    6Stan Spence592
    7Roy Schalk587
    8Lou Boudreau584
    9Rudy York583
    10Frankie Hayes581
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Snuffy Stirnweiss125
    2Bob Johnson106
    3Roy Cullenbine98
    4Bobby Doerr95
    5Catfish Metkovich94
    6Johnny Lindell91
    7Lou Boudreau91
    8Vern Stephens91
    9Joe Kuhel90
    10Don Gutteridge89
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Snuffy Stirnweiss205
    2Lou Boudreau191
    3Stan Spence187
    4Johnny Lindell178
    5Mickey Rocco174
    6Bob Johnson170
    7Doc Cramer169
    8Ken Keltner169
    9Nick Etten168
    10Vern Stephens164
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lou Boudreau45
    2Ken Keltner41
    3Bob Johnson40
    4Pete Fox37
    5Snuffy Stirnweiss35
    6Roy Cullenbine34
    7Johnny Lindell33
    8Hal Trosky32
    9Pinky Higgins32
    10Vern Stephens32
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Lindell16
    2Snuffy Stirnweiss16
    3Don Gutteridge11
    4Bobby Doerr10
    5Bobby Estalella9
    6Doc Cramer9
    7Ken Keltner9
    8Wally Moses9
    9Bob Johnson8
    10Catfish Metkovich8
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nick Etten22
    2Vern Stephens20
    3Johnny Lindell18
    4Rudy York18
    5Stan Spence18
    6Bob Johnson17
    7Roy Cullenbine16
    8Bobby Doerr15
    9Pat Seerey15
    10Bud Metheny14
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Vern Stephens109
    2Bob Johnson106
    3Johnny Lindell103
    4Stan Spence100
    5Rudy York98
    6Ken Keltner91
    7Nick Etten91
    8Mark Christman83
    9Bobby Doerr81
    10Roy Cullenbine80
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Snuffy Stirnweiss55
    2George Case49
    3George Myatt26
    4Wally Moses21
    5Don Gutteridge20
    6Catfish Metkovich13
    7Thurman Tucker13
    8Joe Kuhel11
    9Lou Boudreau11
    10Gil Torres10
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Case18
    2Eddie Mayo13
    3Thurman Tucker12
    4Snuffy Stirnweiss11
    5George Myatt10
    6Joe Hoover10
    7Oris Hockett9
    8Don Gutteridge8
    9Jimmy Outlaw8
    10Mickey Rocco8
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nick Etten97
    2Bob Johnson95
    3Roy Cullenbine87
    4George McQuinn85
    5Pinky Higgins81
    6Lou Boudreau73
    7Snuffy Stirnweiss73
    8Stan Spence69
    9Joe Kuhel68
    10Milt Byrnes68
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Pat Seerey99
    2Snuffy Stirnweiss87
    3George McQuinn74
    4Rudy York73
    5Bob Johnson67
    6Joe Hoover66
    7Don Gutteridge63
    8Bobby Estalella60
    9Frankie Hayes59
    10Bud Metheny57
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roberto Ortiz8
    2George Myatt7
    3Al Zarilla6
    4Frankie Crosetti6
    5Joe Hoover6
    6Ralph Hodgin6
    7Eddie Carnett5
    8Lou Boudreau5
    9Bob Johnson4
    10Buddy Rosar4
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Eddie Mayo28
    2George McQuinn21
    3George Myatt21
    4Roy Schalk21
    5George Kell19
    6Lou Boudreau19
    7Skeeter Newsome19
    8Bud Metheny14
    9Gil Torres12
    10Jim Tabor12
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Kell28
    2Ken Keltner23
    3Ed Busch20
    4Gil Torres20
    5Rudy York18
    6Pinky Higgins17
    7Roy Schalk17
    8Johnny Lindell16
    9Frankie Hayes15
    10Hal Trosky15
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Lindell297
    2Snuffy Stirnweiss296
    3Stan Spence288
    4Bob Johnson277
    5Ken Keltner267
    6Nick Etten267
    7Vern Stephens258
    8Mickey Rocco256
    9Rudy York256
    10Lou Boudreau255
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Snuffy Stirnweiss723
    2Mickey Rocco721
    3Eddie Mayo696
    4Lou Boudreau681
    5Nick Etten680
    6Stan Spence669
    7Roy Cullenbine666
    8Don Gutteridge660
    9Roy Schalk654
    10Rudy York652
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lou Boudreau.327
    2Bobby Doerr.325
    3Bob Johnson.324
    4Snuffy Stirnweiss.319
    5Stan Spence.316
    6Pete Fox.315
    7Dick Siebert.306
    8Johnny Lindell.300
    9Bobby Estalella.298
    10Pinky Higgins.297
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Johnson.431
    2Lou Boudreau.406
    3Bobby Doerr.399
    4Nick Etten.399
    5Milt Byrnes.396
    6Pinky Higgins.392
    7Stan Spence.391
    8Snuffy Stirnweiss.389
    9Dick Siebert.387
    10Roy Cullenbine.380
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Johnson.528
    2Bobby Doerr.528
    3Johnny Lindell.500
    4Stan Spence.486
    5Ken Keltner.466
    6Nick Etten.466
    7Vern Stephens.462
    8Snuffy Stirnweiss.460
    9Jim Tabor.445
    10Roy Cullenbine.445
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Johnson959
    2Bobby Doerr927
    3Stan Spence877
    4Nick Etten865
    5Johnny Lindell851
    6Snuffy Stirnweiss849
    7Lou Boudreau843
    8Vern Stephens827
    9Roy Cullenbine825
    10Ken Keltner821
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dick Siebert3.647
    2Nick Etten3.345
    3Eddie Mayo2.478
    4Stan Spence2.464
    5Pinky Higgins2.382
    6Wally Moses2.364
    7George Case2.227
    8Hal Trosky2.067
    9Lou Boudreau1.872
    10Bobby Doerr1.871
    1944 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hal Newhouser29
    2Dizzy Trout27
    3Nels Potter19
    4Tex Hughson18
    5Hank Borowy17
    6Jack Kramer17
    7Bill Dietrich16
    8Dutch Leonard14
    9Orval Grove14
    10Russ Christopher14
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bill Dietrich17
    2Early Wynn17
    3Bobo Newsom15
    4Mickey Haefner15
    5Orval Grove15
    6Roger Wolff15
    7Dizzy Trout14
    8Dutch Leonard14
    9Johnny Gorsica14
    10Rufe Gentry14
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Heving63
    2Joe Berry53
    3Dizzy Trout49
    4Ed Klieman47
    5Hal Newhouser47
    6Gordon Maltzberger46
    7Alex Carrasquel43
    8George Caster42
    9Mike Ryba42
    10Frank Barrett38
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dizzy Trout40
    2Bill Dietrich36
    3Hal Newhouser34
    4Bobo Newsom33
    5Orval Grove33
    6Dutch Leonard31
    7Jack Kramer31
    8Hank Borowy30
    9Rufe Gentry30
    10Nels Potter29
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dizzy Trout33
    2Hal Newhouser25
    3Early Wynn19
    4Hank Borowy19
    5Monk Dubiel19
    6Tex Hughson19
    7Bobo Newsom18
    8Jack Kramer18
    9Mickey Haefner18
    10Dutch Leonard17
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dizzy Trout7
    2Hal Newhouser6
    3Sig Jakucki4
    4Bob Muncrief3
    5Dutch Leonard3
    6Hank Borowy3
    7Mickey Haefner3
    8Monk Dubiel3
    9Nels Potter3
    10Rufe Gentry3
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Berry47
    2Gordon Maltzberger41
    3Joe Heving38
    4George Caster34
    5Jim Turner28
    6Frank Barrett26
    7Mike Ryba24
    8Alex Carrasquel22
    9Bill Lefebvre16
    10Boom-Boom Beck15
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Caster12
    2Gordon Maltzberger12
    3Joe Berry12
    4Joe Heving10
    5Frank Barrett8
    6Jim Turner7
    7Ed Klieman5
    8Tex Hughson5
    9Johnny Gorsica4
    10Bill Lefebvre3
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dizzy Trout352.1
    2Hal Newhouser312.1
    3Bobo Newsom265
    4Jack Kramer257
    5Hank Borowy252.2
    6Bill Dietrich246
    7Orval Grove234.2
    8Monk Dubiel232
    9Nels Potter232
    10Dutch Leonard229.1
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dizzy Trout314
    2Bill Dietrich269
    3Hal Newhouser264
    4Bobo Newsom243
    5Orval Grove237
    6Jack Kramer233
    7Tiny Bonham228
    8Hank Borowy224
    9Dutch Leonard222
    10Early Wynn221
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bill Dietrich132
    2Orval Grove112
    3Roger Wolff107
    4Dizzy Trout104
    5Rufe Gentry104
    6Bobo Newsom100
    7Dutch Leonard97
    8Early Wynn97
    9Ed Lopat96
    10Joe Bowman95
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bill Dietrich99
    2Orval Grove97
    3Rufe Gentry96
    4Joe Bowman90
    5Monk Dubiel87
    6Roger Wolff86
    7Bobo Newsom83
    8Dizzy Trout83
    9Mel Harder81
    10Don Black80
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sig Jakucki17
    2Bill Dietrich15
    3Hank Borowy15
    4Joe Bowman14
    5Tiny Bonham14
    6Atley Donald13
    7Luke Hamlin13
    8Ed Lopat12
    9Monk Dubiel12
    10Bob Muncrief11
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rufe Gentry108
    2Hal Newhouser102
    3Allie Reynolds91
    4Emmett O'Neill89
    5Hank Borowy88
    6Johnny Niggeling88
    7Pinky Woods88
    8Monk Dubiel86
    9Dizzy Trout83
    10Bobo Newsom82
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hal Newhouser187
    2Dizzy Trout144
    3Bobo Newsom142
    4Jack Kramer124
    5Johnny Niggeling121
    6Steve Gromek115
    7Tex Hughson112
    8Hank Borowy107
    9Orval Grove105
    10Nels Potter91
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dutch Leonard9
    2Bobo Newsom8
    3Emmett O'Neill8
    4Orval Grove8
    5Joe Page6
    6Lum Harris6
    7Roger Wolff6
    8Al Lyons5
    9Hank Borowy5
    10Johnny Niggeling5
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Lyons2
    2Carl Scheib2
    3Hal Newhouser2
    4Jack Kramer2
    5Alex Carrasquel1
    6Bill Dietrich1
    7Don Hanski1
    8Dutch Leonard1
    9Emmett O'Neill1
    10Jake Wade1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dizzy Trout2.12
    2Hal Newhouser2.22
    3Tex Hughson2.26
    4Johnny Niggeling2.32
    5Jack Kramer2.49
    6Steve Gromek2.56
    7Joe Haynes2.57
    8Hank Borowy2.63
    9Bobo Newsom2.82
    10Nels Potter2.83
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tex Hughson1.05
    2Dizzy Trout1.13
    3Dutch Leonard1.13
    4Steve Gromek1.13
    5Hal Newhouser1.17
    6Jesse Flores1.19
    7Jack Kramer1.20
    8Bob Muncrief1.21
    9Nels Potter1.21
    10Johnny Niggeling1.22
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Steve Gromek7.06
    2Johnny Niggeling7.17
    3Hal Newhouser7.62
    4Tex Hughson7.63
    5Hank Borowy7.97
    6Allie Reynolds8.03
    7Dizzy Trout8.03
    8Jack Kramer8.16
    9Nels Potter8.19
    10Bobo Newsom8.25
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stubby Overmire0.09
    2Allie Reynolds0.11
    3Jack Kramer0.11
    4Early Wynn0.13
    5Hal Newhouser0.17
    6Tex Hughson0.18
    7Ed Klieman0.20
    8Pinky Woods0.21
    9Johnny Niggeling0.22
    10Steve Gromek0.22
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lum Harris1.34
    2Dutch Leonard1.45
    3Tiny Bonham1.72
    4Johnny Gorsica1.78
    5Luke Hamlin1.80
    6Tex Hughson1.82
    7Stubby Overmire1.85
    8Bob Muncrief2.05
    9Dizzy Trout2.12
    10Jesse Flores2.37
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hal Newhouser5.39
    2Johnny Niggeling5.29
    3Steve Gromek5.07
    4Tex Hughson4.97
    5Bobo Newsom4.82
    6Allie Reynolds4.78
    7Jack Kramer4.34
    8Roger Wolff4.24
    9Orval Grove4.02
    10Don Black3.97
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tex Hughson2.732
    2Hal Newhouser1.833
    3Bob Muncrief1.760
    4Dizzy Trout1.735
    5Bobo Newsom1.732
    6Dutch Leonard1.676
    7Jack Kramer1.653
    8Steve Gromek1.643
    9Luke Hamlin1.526
    10Orval Grove1.479


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