1953 Major League Baseball season

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1953 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
DurationApril 13 – October 12, 1953
Number of games154
Number of teams16
TV partner(s) ABC, NBC
Regular season
Season MVP AL: Al Rosen (CLE)
NL: Roy Campanella (BKN)
AL champions New York Yankees
  AL runners-up Cleveland Indians
NL champions Brooklyn Dodgers
  NL runners-up Milwaukee Braves
World Series
Champions New York Yankees
  Runners-up Brooklyn Dodgers
Finals MVP Billy Martin (NYY)
MLB seasons

The 1953 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 13 to October 12, 1953. It marked the first relocation of an MLB franchise in fifty years, as the Boston Braves moved their NL franchise to Milwaukee, where they would play their home games at the new County Stadium. This was also the first regular season of the televised Major League Baseball Game of the Week , originally broadcast on ABC.

Contents

The New York Yankees won their fifth consecutive World Series championship, an MLB record.

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

World Series
   
AL New York Yankees 4
NL Brooklyn Dodgers 2

League leaders

American League

National League

Awards and honors

Managers

American League

TeamManagerComments
Boston Red Sox Lou Boudreau
Chicago White Sox Paul Richards Finished 3rd
Cleveland Indians Al López Finished 2nd
Detroit Tigers Fred Hutchinson
New York Yankees Casey Stengel Won 5th straight World Series
Philadelphia Athletics Jimmy Dykes
St. Louis Browns Marty Marion
Washington Senators Bucky Harris

National League

TeamManagerComments
Boston Braves Tommy Holmes and Charlie Grimm
Brooklyn Dodgers Chuck Dressen Won Pennant
Chicago Cubs Phil Cavarretta
Cincinnati Reds Rogers Hornsby and Buster Mills
Milwaukee Braves Charlie Grimm Finished 2nd in inaugural season
New York Giants Leo Durocher
Philadelphia Phillies Steve O'Neill Finished tied for 3rd
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Haney
St. Louis Cardinals Eddie Stanky Finished tied for 3rd

Home Field Attendance

Team NameWinsHome attendancePer Game
Milwaukee Braves [1] 9243.8%1,826,397549.3%23,119
New York Yankees [2] 994.2%1,537,811-5.6%19,972
Chicago White Sox [3] 899.9%1,191,353-3.3%15,274
Brooklyn Dodgers [4] 1059.4%1,163,4196.9%14,916
Cleveland Indians [5] 92-1.1%1,069,176-26.0%13,707
Boston Red Sox [6] 8410.5%1,026,133-8.0%13,502
Detroit Tigers [7] 6020.0%884,658-13.8%11,198
St. Louis Cardinals [8] 83-5.7%880,242-3.6%11,285
Philadelphia Phillies [9] 83-4.6%853,64413.0%10,944
New York Giants [10] 70-23.9%811,518-17.6%10,539
Chicago Cubs [11] 65-15.6%763,658-25.5%9,918
Washington Senators [12] 76-2.6%595,594-14.8%7,941
Pittsburgh Pirates [13] 5019.0%572,757-16.6%7,438
Cincinnati Reds [14] 68-1.4%548,086-9.3%7,027
Philadelphia Athletics [15] 59-25.3%362,113-42.3%4,642
St. Louis Browns [16] 54-15.6%297,238-42.7%3,860

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