1943 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1943 throughout the world.

Baseball Sport

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objectives of the offensive team are to hit the ball into the field of play, and to run the bases—having its runners advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs". The objective of the defensive team is to prevent batters from becoming runners, and to prevent runners' advance around the bases. A run is scored when a runner legally advances around the bases in order and touches home plate. The team that scores the most runs by the end of the game is the winner.

1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1943rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 943rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 43rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1940s decade.

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Champions

Major League Baseball

The 1943 World Series matched the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals against the New York Yankees, in a rematch of the 1942 Series. The Yankees won the Series in five games for their tenth championship in 21 seasons. It was Yankees manager Joe McCarthy's final Series win. This series was also the first to have an accompanying World Series highlight film, a tradition that still persists.

New York Yankees Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in the Bronx, New York, United States

The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx. The Yankees compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City; the other club is the National League (NL)'s New York Mets. In the 1901 season, the club began play in the AL as the Baltimore Orioles. Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the franchise that had ceased operations and moved it to New York City, renaming the club the New York Highlanders. The Highlanders were officially renamed the Yankees in 1913.

St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball team in St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The St. Louis Cardinals are an American professional baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) Central division. Busch Stadium has been their home ballpark since 2006. One of the most successful franchises in baseball history, the Cardinals have won 11 World Series championships, the second-most in Major League Baseball and the most in the National League. Their 19 National League pennants rank third in NL history. In addition, St. Louis has won 13 division titles in the East and Central divisions.

Other champions

The 1943 Amateur World Series was the sixth edition of the tournament, later known as the Baseball World Cup. It was contested by four teams playing twelve games each from September 25 through October 19 in Havana, Cuba, who won a consecutive title and fourth overall.

Cuba Country in the Caribbean

Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean meet. It is east of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico), south of both the U.S. state of Florida and the Bahamas, west of Haiti and north of both Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Havana is the largest city and capital; other major cities include Santiago de Cuba and Camagüey. The area of the Republic of Cuba is 110,860 square kilometers (42,800 sq mi). The island of Cuba is the largest island in Cuba and in the Caribbean, with an area of 105,006 square kilometers (40,543 sq mi), and the second-most populous after Hispaniola, with over 11 million inhabitants.

In the 1943 Negro World Series, the Washington Homestead Grays, champions of the Negro National League beat the Birmingham Black Barons, champions of the Negro American League, four games to three, with one tie. The games were played in seven different cities.

Awards and honors

Spud Chandler American baseball player

Spurgeon Ferdinand "Spud" Chandler was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a right-handed starting pitcher and played his entire career for the New York Yankees from 1937 through 1947.

Stan Musial American baseball player

Stanley Frank Musial, nicknamed Stan the Man, was an American baseball outfielder and first baseman. He spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, from 1941 to 1944 and 1946 to 1963. Widely considered to be one of the greatest and most consistent hitters in baseball history, Musial was a first-ballot inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969, and was also selected to the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 2014.

The Sporting News established The Sporting News Most Valuable Player Award in 1929. The award was given annually to the player judged by TSN baseball experts as being the most valuable in each league. The awards were discontinued in 1946.

Statistical leaders

American League National League
AVG Luke Appling CHW.328 Stan Musial SLC.357
HR Rudy York DET34 Bill Nicholson CHC29
RBI Rudy York DET118 Bill Nicholson CHC128
Wins Spud Chandler NYY
Dizzy Trout DET
20 Mort Cooper SLC
Elmer Riddle CIN
Rip Sewell PIT
21
ERA Spud Chandler NYY1.64 Max Lanier SLC1.90
Ks Allie Reynolds CLE151 Johnny Vander Meer CIN174

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
RankClubWinsLossesWin % GB
1st New York Yankees 98  56.636   --
2nd Washington Senators 84  69.549  13.5
3rd Cleveland Indians 82  71.536  15.5
3rd Chicago White Sox 82  72.532  16.0
5th Detroit Tigers 78  76.506  20.0
6th St. Louis Browns 72  80.474  25.0
7th Boston Red Sox 68  84.461  29.0
8th Philadelphia Athletics 49  105.318  49.0

National League final standings

National League
RankClubWinsLossesWin % GB
1st St. Louis Cardinals 105  49.682   --
2nd Cincinnati Reds 87  67.565  18.0
3rd Brooklyn Dodgers 81  72.529  23.5
4th Pittsburgh Pirates 80  74.519  25.0
5th Chicago Cubs 74  79.484  30.5
6th Boston Braves 68  85.444  36.5
7th Philadelphia Phillies 64  90.416  41.0
8th New York Giants 55  98.359  49.5

Negro league baseball final standings

Negro American League final standings

Negro American League
ClubWinsLossesWin % GB
Birmingham Black Barons 2014.588
Memphis Red Sox 1511.577
Cleveland Buckeyes 2520.556
Kansas City Monarchs 2929.500
Chicago American Giants 2023.465
Cincinnati Clowns 1518.455

Negro National League final standings

Negro National League
ClubWinsLossesWin % GB
Washington Homestead Grays 4415.746
Baltimore Elite Giants 1526.366
New York Cubans 2316.590
Philadelphia Stars 2621.553
Newark Eagles 1920.487
New York Black Yankees 08.000

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Sources

  1. All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Record BookW. C. Madden. Publisher: McFarland & Company, 2000. Format: Softcover, 294pp. ISBN   978-0-7864-3747-4
  2. ESPN Page 2 – Reel Life: A League of Their Own – Article by Jeff Merron

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