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1952 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.
  • 1952 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    American League Most Valuable PlayerBobby Shantz
    1952 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Eddie Yost157
    2Eddie Robinson155
    3Mickey Vernon154
    4Gil McDougald152
    5Nellie Fox152
    6Pete Runnels152
    7Phil Rizzuto152
    8Dave Philley151
    9Bobby Avila150
    10Bobby Young149
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nellie Fox648
    2Bobby Avila597
    3Eddie Robinson594
    4Eddie Yost587
    5Dave Philley586
    6Phil Rizzuto578
    7Bobby Young575
    8Mickey Vernon569
    9Minnie Minoso569
    10Al Rosen567
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Larry Doby104
    2Bobby Avila102
    3Al Rosen101
    4Yogi Berra97
    5Minnie Minoso96
    6Eddie Joost94
    7Mickey Mantle94
    8Eddie Yost92
    9Phil Rizzuto89
    10Hank Bauer86
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nellie Fox192
    2Bobby Avila179
    3Eddie Robinson176
    4Ferris Fain176
    5Al Rosen171
    6Mickey Mantle171
    7Dale Mitchell165
    8Hank Bauer162
    9Minnie Minoso160
    10Pete Runnels158
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ferris Fain43
    2Mickey Mantle37
    3Eddie Robinson33
    4Mickey Vernon33
    5Al Rosen32
    6Eddie Yost32
    7Hank Bauer31
    8Billy Goodman27
    9Bobby Avila26
    10Dale Mitchell26
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobby Avila11
    2Harry Simpson10
    3Nellie Fox10
    4Phil Rizzuto10
    5Bobby Young9
    6Mickey Vernon9
    7Minnie Minoso9
    8Joe Collins8
    9Larry Doby8
    10Mickey Mantle7
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Larry Doby32
    2Luke Easter31
    3Yogi Berra30
    4Gus Zernial29
    5Al Rosen28
    6Mickey Mantle23
    7Eddie Robinson22
    8Eddie Joost20
    9Dick Gernert19
    10Bob Nieman18
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Rosen105
    2Eddie Robinson104
    3Larry Doby104
    4Gus Zernial100
    5Yogi Berra98
    6Luke Easter97
    7Mickey Mantle87
    8Mickey Vernon80
    9Gil McDougald78
    10Eddie Joost75
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Minnie Minoso22
    2Phil Rizzuto17
    3Faye Throneberry16
    4Bobby Avila12
    5Elmer Valo12
    6Dave Philley11
    7Gil Coan9
    8Al Rosen8
    9Billy Goodman8
    10Jim Rivera8
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Minnie Minoso16
    2Elmer Valo11
    3Bobby Avila10
    4Johnny Groth10
    5Pete Runnels10
    6Dom DiMaggio8
    7Eddie Joost8
    8Jerry Priddy8
    9Faye Throneberry7
    10Hank Bauer7
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Eddie Yost129
    2Eddie Joost122
    3Ferris Fain105
    4Elmer Valo101
    5Larry Doby90
    6Mickey Vernon89
    7Al Rosen75
    8Mickey Mantle75
    9Pete Runnels72
    10Minnie Minoso71
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Larry Doby111
    2Mickey Mantle111
    3Eddie Joost94
    4Gus Zernial87
    5Luke Easter84
    6Dick Gernert83
    7Harry Simpson82
    8Bob Nieman73
    9Eddie Yost73
    10Gil McDougald73
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Minnie Minoso14
    2Eddie Robinson12
    3Sherm Lollar12
    4Billy Martin8
    5Eddie Yost8
    6Fred Hatfield6
    7Dick Gernert5
    8Eddie Joost5
    9Jim Delsing5
    10Luke Easter5
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Phil Rizzuto23
    2Bobby Avila19
    3Dave Philley17
    4Gil McDougald16
    5Nellie Fox15
    6Billy Goodman14
    7Minnie Minoso14
    8Bobby Shantz13
    9Johnny Lipon12
    10Billy Hitchcock10
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dave Philley29
    2Ferris Fain19
    3Al Rosen18
    4Joe Astroth18
    5Sam Mele18
    6Mel Hoderlein17
    7Steve Souchock17
    8Bobby Avila16
    9Minnie Minoso15
    10Sherm Lollar15
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Rosen297
    2Mickey Mantle291
    3Larry Doby281
    4Eddie Robinson277
    5Hank Bauer256
    6Yogi Berra255
    7Bobby Avila248
    8Gus Zernial248
    9Minnie Minoso241
    10Nellie Fox237
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Eddie Yost734
    2Nellie Fox700
    3Bobby Avila684
    4Eddie Robinson681
    5Phil Rizzuto673
    6Eddie Joost669
    7Minnie Minoso668
    8Dave Philley666
    9Mickey Vernon663
    10Al Rosen649
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ferris Fain.327
    2Dale Mitchell.323
    3Mickey Mantle.311
    4Billy Goodman.306
    5Al Rosen.302
    6Bobby Avila.300
    7Eddie Robinson.296
    8Nellie Fox.296
    9Dom DiMaggio.294
    10Hank Bauer.293
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ferris Fain.438
    2Elmer Valo.432
    3Mickey Mantle.394
    4Eddie Joost.388
    5Al Rosen.387
    6Dale Mitchell.387
    7Larry Doby.383
    8Eddie Robinson.382
    9Eddie Yost.378
    10Minnie Minoso.375
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Larry Doby.541
    2Mickey Mantle.530
    3Al Rosen.524
    4Luke Easter.513
    5Joe Collins.481
    6Yogi Berra.478
    7Eddie Robinson.466
    8Hank Bauer.463
    9Bob Nieman.456
    10Gus Zernial.452
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Larry Doby924
    2Mickey Mantle924
    3Al Rosen911
    4Ferris Fain867
    5Luke Easter850
    6Eddie Robinson848
    7Joe Collins845
    8Elmer Valo839
    9Yogi Berra836
    10Hank Bauer818
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Elmer Valo6.313
    2Dale Mitchell5.778
    3Ferris Fain4.038
    4Yogi Berra2.750
    5Nellie Fox2.429
    6Billy Goodman2.087
    7Bobby Avila1.861
    8Eddie Yost1.767
    9Dave Philley1.686
    10Phil Rizzuto1.595
    1952 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobby Shantz24
    2Early Wynn23
    3Bob Lemon22
    4Mike Garcia22
    5Allie Reynolds20
    6Vic Raschi16
    7Billy Pierce15
    8Harry Byrd15
    9Joe Dobson14
    10Saul Rogovin14
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Art Houtteman20
    2Virgil Trucks19
    3Ted Gray17
    4Bob Hooper15
    5Harry Byrd15
    6Alex Kellner14
    7Bob Porterfield14
    8Tommy Byrne14
    9Bob Feller13
    10Duane Pillette13
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bill Kennedy47
    2Mike Garcia46
    3Satchel Paige46
    4Bob Hooper43
    5Bob Lemon42
    6Early Wynn42
    7Lou Brissie42
    8Hal White41
    9Harry Dorish39
    10Ike Delock39
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Lemon36
    2Mike Garcia36
    3Alex Kellner33
    4Bobby Shantz33
    5Early Wynn33
    6Billy Pierce32
    7Ted Gray32
    8Vic Raschi31
    9Bob Feller30
    10Duane Pillette30
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Lemon28
    2Bobby Shantz27
    3Allie Reynolds24
    4Early Wynn19
    5Mike Garcia19
    6Connie Marrero16
    7Bob Porterfield15
    8Harry Byrd15
    9Mel Parnell15
    10Alex Kellner14
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Allie Reynolds6
    2Mike Garcia6
    3Bob Lemon5
    4Bobby Shantz5
    5Billy Pierce4
    6Early Wynn4
    7Vic Raschi4
    8Bill Wight3
    9Bob Porterfield3
    10Harry Byrd3
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Satchel Paige35
    2Hal White31
    3Harry Dorish27
    4Bill Kennedy24
    5Bob Hooper21
    6Lou Brissie19
    7Ike Delock18
    8Al Benton17
    9Dick Littlefield17
    10Tom Ferrick17
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harry Dorish11
    2Satchel Paige10
    3Johnny Sain7
    4Al Benton6
    5Allie Reynolds6
    6Bob Hooper6
    7Luis Aloma6
    8Bill Kennedy5
    9Earl Harrist5
    10Hal White5
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Lemon309.2
    2Mike Garcia292.1
    3Early Wynn285.2
    4Bobby Shantz279.2
    5Billy Pierce255.1
    6Allie Reynolds244.1
    7Saul Rogovin231.2
    8Alex Kellner231.1
    9Bob Porterfield231.1
    10Harry Byrd228.1
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mike Garcia284
    2Harry Byrd244
    3Early Wynn239
    4Bob Lemon236
    5Bobby Shantz230
    6Saul Rogovin224
    7Alex Kellner223
    8Bob Porterfield222
    9Duane Pillette222
    10Bob Feller219
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Alex Kellner124
    2Bob Feller124
    3Ted Gray118
    4Tommy Byrne117
    5Art Houtteman116
    6Bob Lemon104
    7Saul Rogovin104
    8Early Wynn103
    9Bob Hooper100
    10Harry Byrd100
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Alex Kellner112
    2Art Houtteman107
    3Ted Gray103
    4Tommy Byrne102
    5Bob Feller101
    6Saul Rogovin99
    7Early Wynn92
    8Virgil Trucks87
    9Bob Lemon86
    10Mel Parnell86
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Early Wynn23
    2Alex Kellner21
    3Bobby Shantz21
    4Carl Scheib21
    5Ted Gray21
    6Art Houtteman19
    7Tommy Byrne16
    8Bob Cain15
    9Bob Lemon15
    10Johnny Sain15
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Early Wynn132
    2Tommy Byrne112
    3Bob Lemon105
    4Ted Gray101
    5Harry Byrd98
    6Allie Reynolds97
    7Mickey McDermott92
    8Spec Shea92
    9Vic Raschi91
    10Mel Parnell89
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Allie Reynolds160
    2Early Wynn153
    3Bobby Shantz152
    4Billy Pierce144
    5Mike Garcia143
    6Ted Gray138
    7Bob Lemon131
    8Virgil Trucks129
    9Vic Raschi127
    10Saul Rogovin121
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Gene Bearden10
    2Bob Lemon8
    3Bill Wight5
    4Billy Hoeft5
    5Early Wynn5
    6Marv Grissom5
    7Mel Parnell5
    8Tommy Byrne5
    9Vic Raschi5
    10Virgil Trucks5
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bill Wight3
    2Bob Feller1
    3Bob Hooper1
    4Carl Scheib1
    5Gene Bearden1
    6Harry Dorish1
    7Ike Delock1
    8Mike Garcia1
    9Sandy Consuegra1
    10Tom Gorman1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Allie Reynolds2.07
    2Mike Garcia2.37
    3Bobby Shantz2.48
    4Bob Lemon2.50
    5Joe Dobson2.51
    6Billy Pierce2.58
    7Bob Porterfield2.73
    8Vic Raschi2.78
    9Connie Marrero2.89
    10Early Wynn2.90
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobby Shantz1.05
    2Bob Lemon1.10
    3Joe Dobson1.11
    4Billy Pierce1.15
    5Allie Reynolds1.19
    6Vic Raschi1.19
    7Connie Marrero1.24
    8Hal Newhouser1.27
    9Mike Garcia1.27
    10Art Houtteman1.28
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Lemon6.85
    2Vic Raschi7.02
    3Allie Reynolds7.16
    4Joe Dobson7.34
    5Bobby Shantz7.39
    6Early Wynn7.52
    7Billy Pierce7.55
    8Spec Shea7.67
    9Mickey McDermott7.72
    10Tommy Byrne8.36
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Porterfield0.27
    2Mike Garcia0.28
    3Spec Shea0.32
    4Marv Grissom0.33
    5Allie Reynolds0.37
    6Billy Pierce0.42
    7Bob Lemon0.44
    8Connie Marrero0.44
    9Harry Byrd0.47
    10Joe Dobson0.49
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobby Shantz2.03
    2Duane Pillette2.41
    3Connie Marrero2.59
    4Art Houtteman2.65
    5Mike Garcia2.68
    6Joe Dobson2.69
    7Hal Newhouser2.75
    8Billy Pierce2.79
    9Carl Scheib2.85
    10Bob Lemon3.05
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mickey McDermott6.50
    2Allie Reynolds5.90
    3Virgil Trucks5.89
    4Ted Gray5.54
    5Marv Grissom5.26
    6Vic Raschi5.13
    7Billy Pierce5.08
    8Bobby Shantz4.89
    9Early Wynn4.81
    10Saul Rogovin4.69
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobby Shantz2.413
    2Billy Pierce1.823
    3Joe Dobson1.683
    4Art Houtteman1.677
    5Allie Reynolds1.649
    6Mike Garcia1.644
    7Virgil Trucks1.573
    8Saul Rogovin1.532
    9Connie Marrero1.453
    10Vic Raschi1.396


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