1954 Major League Baseball season

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The 1954 Major League Baseball season. For the second consecutive season, an MLB franchise relocated, as the St. Louis Browns moved to Baltimore and became the Baltimore Orioles, who played their home games at Memorial Stadium.

Final standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 111 43 .721 --
New York Yankees 103 51 .669 8
Chicago White Sox 94 60 .610 17
Boston Red Sox 69 85 .448 42
Detroit Tigers 68 86 .442 43
Washington Senators 66 88 .429 45
Baltimore Orioles 54 100 .351 57
Philadelphia Athletics 51 103 .331 60
National League W L GB Pct.
New York Giants 97 57 -- .630
Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 5 .597
Milwaukee Braves 89 65 8 .578
Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 22 .487
Cincinnati Redlegs 74 80 23 .481
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 25 .468
Chicago Cubs 64 90 33 .416
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 44 .344

World series

NL New York Giants (4) vs. AL Cleveland Indians (0)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Cleveland Indians – 2, New York Giants – 5 (10 innings) September 29 Polo Grounds (IV) 52,7511
2 Cleveland Indians – 1, New York Giants – 3 September 30 Polo Grounds (IV) 49,0992
3 New York Giants – 6, Cleveland Indians – 2 October 1 Cleveland Stadium 71,5553
4 New York Giants – 7, Cleveland Indians – 4 October 2 Cleveland Stadium 78,1024

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Bobby Ávila CLE .341 Willie Mays NYG .345
HR Larry Doby CLE 32 Ted Kluszewski CIN 49
RBI Larry Doby CLE 126 Ted Kluszewski CIN 141
Wins Bob Lemon CLE
Early Wynn CLE
23 Robin Roberts PHI 23
ERA Mike Garcia CLE 2.64 Johnny Antonelli NYG 2.30
SO Bob Turley BAL 185 Robin Roberts PHI 185
SV Johnny Sain NYY 22 Jim Hughes BRO 24
SB Jackie Jensen BOS 22 Bill Bruton MLN 34

All-Star game

Records

  • Umpire Bill McGowan set a Major League record by officiating in his 2,541st consecutive game.5

Notes

  1. ^ "1954 World Series Game 1 – Cleveland Indians vs. New York Giants". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 1, 2008. 
  2. ^ "1954 World Series Game 2 – Cleveland Indians vs. New York Giants". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 1, 2008. 
  3. ^ "1954 World Series Game 3 – New York Giants vs. Cleveland Indians". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 1, 2008. 
  4. ^ "1954 World Series Game 4 – New York Giants vs. Cleveland Indians". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 1, 2008. 
  5. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.42, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

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