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Home >> Seasons by League >> 1948 >> National League >> Awards and Leaders

1948 National 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.
  • 1948 National League Awards
    AwardWinners
    National League Most Valuable PlayerStan Musial
    1948 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ralph Kiner156
    2Stan Rojek156
    3Stan Musial155
    4Del Ennis152
    5Johnny Mize152
    6Bob Elliott151
    7Pee Wee Reese151
    8Virgil Stallcup149
    9Jackie Robinson147
    10Danny Murtaugh146
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Rojek641
    2Stan Musial611
    3Del Ennis589
    4Tommy Holmes585
    5Whitey Lockman584
    6Jackie Robinson574
    7Marty Marion567
    8Pee Wee Reese566
    9Eddie Waitkus562
    10Johnny Mize560
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial135
    2Whitey Lockman117
    3Johnny Mize110
    4Jackie Robinson108
    5Ralph Kiner104
    6Sid Gordon100
    7Bob Elliott99
    8Pee Wee Reese96
    9Enos Slaughter91
    10Eddie Waitkus87
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial230
    2Tommy Holmes190
    3Stan Rojek186
    4Enos Slaughter176
    5Alvin Dark175
    6Andy Pafko171
    7Del Ennis171
    8Jackie Robinson170
    9Whitey Lockman167
    10Eddie Waitkus166
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial46
    2Del Ennis40
    3Alvin Dark39
    4Jackie Robinson38
    5Tommy Holmes35
    6Pee Wee Reese31
    7Andy Pafko30
    8Virgil Stallcup30
    9Eddie Waitkus27
    10Enos Slaughter27
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial18
    2Johnny Hopp12
    3Enos Slaughter11
    4Eddie Waitkus10
    5Whitey Lockman10
    6Johnny Wyrostek9
    7Nippy Jones9
    8Jackie Robinson8
    9Johnny Blatnik8
    10Willard Marshall8
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Mize40
    2Ralph Kiner40
    3Stan Musial39
    4Hank Sauer35
    5Del Ennis30
    6Sid Gordon30
    7Andy Pafko26
    8Bob Elliott23
    9Jeff Heath20
    10Bill Nicholson19
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial131
    2Johnny Mize125
    3Ralph Kiner123
    4Sid Gordon107
    5Andy Pafko101
    6Bob Elliott100
    7Hank Sauer97
    8Del Ennis95
    9Enos Slaughter90
    10Willard Marshall86
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Richie Ashburn32
    2Pee Wee Reese25
    3Stan Rojek24
    4Jackie Robinson22
    5Earl Torgeson19
    6Gene Hermanski15
    7Eddie Waitkus11
    8Danny Murtaugh10
    9Buddy Kerr9
    10Bert Haas8
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Elliott131
    2Ralph Kiner112
    3Johnny Mize94
    4Bill Nicholson81
    5Earl Torgeson81
    6Enos Slaughter81
    7Pee Wee Reese79
    8Stan Musial79
    9Sid Gordon74
    10Grady Hatton72
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Sauer85
    2Bobby Thomson77
    3Johnny Blatnik77
    4Roy Smalley76
    5Andy Seminick68
    6Hal Jeffcoat68
    7Johnny Wyrostek63
    8Pee Wee Reese63
    9Whitey Lockman63
    10Frankie Gustine62
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jackie Robinson7
    2Andy Pafko5
    3Bill Nicholson5
    4Clarence Maddern5
    5Del Rice5
    6Whitey Kurowski5
    7Eddie Miller4
    8Hank Sauer4
    9Hank Schenz4
    10Johnny Mize4
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Sain16
    2Hal Jeffcoat14
    3Claude Corbitt11
    4Phil Masi11
    5Alvin Dark10
    6Earl Torgeson10
    7Bill Salkeld9
    8Marty Marion9
    9Pee Wee Reese9
    10Preacher Roe9
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nippy Jones25
    2Sid Gordon18
    3Stan Musial18
    4Tommy Holmes18
    5Pee Wee Reese16
    6Bobby Thomson15
    7Phil Masi15
    8Ralph Kiner15
    9Ray Lamanno15
    10Bob Elliott14
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial429
    2Johnny Mize316
    3Del Ennis309
    4Ralph Kiner296
    5Andy Pafko283
    6Sid Gordon280
    7Hank Sauer267
    8Whitey Lockman265
    9Jackie Robinson260
    10Enos Slaughter258
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Rojek713
    2Stan Musial694
    3Bob Elliott675
    4Ralph Kiner670
    5Whitey Lockman659
    6Johnny Mize658
    7Pee Wee Reese654
    8Jackie Robinson646
    9Del Ennis641
    10Tommy Holmes639
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial.376
    2Richie Ashburn.333
    3Tommy Holmes.325
    4Alvin Dark.322
    5Enos Slaughter.321
    6Andy Pafko.312
    7Sid Gordon.299
    8Jackie Robinson.296
    9Eddie Waitkus.295
    10Danny Murtaugh.290
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial.450
    2Bob Elliott.423
    3Richie Ashburn.410
    4Enos Slaughter.409
    5Johnny Mize.395
    6Ralph Kiner.391
    7Sid Gordon.390
    8Andy Pafko.375
    9Tommy Holmes.375
    10Earl Torgeson.372
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial.702
    2Johnny Mize.564
    3Sid Gordon.537
    4Ralph Kiner.533
    5Del Ennis.525
    6Andy Pafko.516
    7Hank Sauer.504
    8Bob Elliott.474
    9Enos Slaughter.470
    10Wally Westlake.456
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial1152
    2Johnny Mize959
    3Sid Gordon927
    4Ralph Kiner924
    5Bob Elliott897
    6Andy Pafko891
    7Enos Slaughter879
    8Del Ennis870
    9Hank Sauer844
    10Jackie Robinson820
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Enos Slaughter2.793
    2Richie Ashburn2.727
    3Johnny Mize2.541
    4Stan Musial2.324
    5Tommy Holmes2.300
    6Bob Elliott2.298
    7Eddie Waitkus2.263
    8Sid Gordon1.897
    9Willard Marshall1.882
    10Ralph Kiner1.836
    1948 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Sain24
    2Harry Brecheen20
    3Johnny Schmitz18
    4Larry Jansen18
    5Johnny Vander Meer17
    6Sheldon Jones16
    7Rex Barney15
    8Warren Spahn15
    9Bob Chesnes14
    10Ralph Branca14
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dutch Leonard17
    2Murry Dickson16
    3Johnny Sain15
    4Kent Peterson15
    5Johnny Vander Meer14
    6Bill Voiselle13
    7Curt Simmons13
    8Dutch McCall13
    9Johnny Schmitz13
    10Rex Barney13
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harry Gumbert61
    2Ted Wilks57
    3Kirby Higbe56
    4Sheldon Jones55
    5Jess Dobernic54
    6Ken Trinkle53
    7Rex Barney44
    8Kent Peterson43
    9Al Brazle42
    10Joe Hatten42
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Sain39
    2Larry Jansen36
    3Warren Spahn35
    4Rex Barney34
    5Johnny Vander Meer33
    6Bill Voiselle30
    7Dutch Leonard30
    8Harry Brecheen30
    9Joe Hatten30
    10Johnny Schmitz30
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Sain28
    2Harry Brecheen21
    3Johnny Schmitz18
    4Dutch Leonard16
    5Warren Spahn16
    6Bob Chesnes15
    7Larry Jansen15
    8Johnny Vander Meer14
    9Elmer Riddle12
    10Rex Barney12
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harry Brecheen7
    2Johnny Sain4
    3Ken Raffensberger4
    4Larry Jansen4
    5Rex Barney4
    6Dave Koslo3
    7Elmer Riddle3
    8Johnny Vander Meer3
    9Ray Poat3
    10Russ Meyer3
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harry Gumbert46
    2Ken Trinkle31
    3Kirby Higbe31
    4Ted Wilks28
    5Jess Dobernic27
    6Ed Heusser21
    7Elmer Singleton17
    8Emil Kush17
    9Jim Hearn17
    10Sam Nahem17
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harry Gumbert17
    2Ted Wilks13
    3Kirby Higbe10
    4Hank Behrman7
    5Ken Trinkle7
    6Sheldon Jones5
    7Bob Chipman4
    8Clyde Shoun4
    9Hugh Casey4
    10Monk Dubiel4
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Sain314.2
    2Larry Jansen277
    3Warren Spahn257
    4Murry Dickson252.1
    5Rex Barney246.2
    6Johnny Schmitz242
    7Harry Brecheen233.1
    8Johnny Vander Meer232
    9Dutch Leonard225.2
    10Bill Voiselle215.2
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Sain297
    2Larry Jansen283
    3Murry Dickson257
    4Warren Spahn237
    5Joe Hatten228
    6Bill Voiselle226
    7Dutch Leonard226
    8Howie Pollet216
    9Johnny Vander Meer204
    10Sheldon Jones204
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Larry Jansen125
    2Murry Dickson121
    3Warren Spahn115
    4Curt Simmons110
    5Herm Wehmeier105
    6Johnny Sain105
    7Howie Pollet102
    8Rex Barney101
    9Howie Fox100
    10Johnny Vander Meer97
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Murry Dickson116
    2Larry Jansen111
    3Warren Spahn106
    4Herm Wehmeier96
    5Howie Pollet94
    6Curt Simmons92
    7Johnny Sain91
    8Johnny Vander Meer88
    9Bill Voiselle87
    10Howie Fox86
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Murry Dickson39
    2Larry Jansen25
    3Ralph Branca24
    4Herm Wehmeier21
    5Ray Poat21
    6Elmer Riddle20
    7Johnny Sain19
    8Warren Spahn19
    9Bill Voiselle18
    10Tiny Bonham18
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Vander Meer124
    2Rex Barney122
    3Curt Simmons108
    4Johnny Schmitz97
    5Joe Hatten94
    6Bill Voiselle90
    7Bob Chesnes90
    8Sheldon Jones90
    9Dutch McCall85
    10Murry Dickson85
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harry Brecheen149
    2Rex Barney138
    3Johnny Sain137
    4Larry Jansen126
    5Ralph Branca122
    6Johnny Vander Meer120
    7Ewell Blackwell114
    8Warren Spahn114
    9Murry Dickson113
    10Johnny Schmitz100
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sheldon Jones10
    2Elmer Riddle9
    3Elmer Singleton9
    4Ralph Branca9
    5Bob Chesnes6
    6Curt Simmons6
    7Johnny Schmitz6
    8Herm Wehmeier5
    9Ken Heintzelman5
    10Preacher Roe5
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Chesnes2
    2Sam Nahem2
    3Al Brazle1
    4Harry Brecheen1
    5Harry Taylor1
    6Herm Wehmeier1
    7Ken Burkhart1
    8Kirby Higbe1
    9Ralph Hamner1
    10Ray Poat1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harry Brecheen2.24
    2Dutch Leonard2.51
    3Johnny Sain2.60
    4Preacher Roe2.63
    5Johnny Schmitz2.64
    6Rex Barney3.10
    7Kirby Higbe3.36
    8Sheldon Jones3.36
    9Johnny Vander Meer3.41
    10Elmer Riddle3.49
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harry Brecheen1.04
    2Preacher Roe1.06
    3Johnny Schmitz1.17
    4Johnny Sain1.21
    5Larry Jansen1.22
    6Warren Spahn1.22
    7Dutch Leonard1.24
    8Ken Raffensberger1.24
    9Ralph Branca1.25
    10Rex Barney1.28
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Schmitz6.92
    2Rex Barney7.03
    3Harry Brecheen7.45
    4Ralph Branca7.88
    5Preacher Roe7.89
    6Johnny Vander Meer7.91
    7Kirby Higbe7.97
    8Warren Spahn8.30
    9Bob Chesnes8.35
    10Johnny Sain8.49
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harry Brecheen0.23
    2Dutch Leonard0.36
    3Joe Hatten0.39
    4Johnny Schmitz0.41
    5Curt Simmons0.42
    6Russ Meyer0.44
    7Al Brazle0.46
    8Howie Pollet0.48
    9Vic Lombardi0.50
    10Johnny Sain0.54
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Preacher Roe1.67
    2Larry Jansen1.75
    3Ken Raffensberger1.85
    4Harry Brecheen1.89
    5Dutch Leonard2.15
    6Johnny Sain2.37
    7Warren Spahn2.70
    8Al Brazle2.88
    9Murry Dickson3.04
    10Howie Pollet3.24
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harry Brecheen5.76
    2Ralph Branca5.08
    3Rex Barney5.03
    4Kirby Higbe4.90
    5Russ Meyer4.85
    6Johnny Vander Meer4.66
    7Curt Simmons4.55
    8Preacher Roe4.35
    9Larry Jansen4.09
    10Murry Dickson4.04
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harry Brecheen3.041
    2Preacher Roe2.606
    3Larry Jansen2.333
    4Dutch Leonard1.704
    5Johnny Sain1.651
    6Ken Raffensberger1.541
    7Ralph Branca1.525
    8Warren Spahn1.481
    9Murry Dickson1.329
    10Howie Pollet1.194


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