The following are the baseball events of the year 1948 throughout the world.

Years in baseball

1948 in sports

  • American football
  • Aquatic sports
  • Association football
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Climbing
  • Combat sports
    • Sumo
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Equestrianism
  • Esports
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice sports
  • Modern pentathlon
  • Motorsport
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Rugby league‎
  • Rugby union
  • Snooker
    • 1947–48
    • 1948–49
  • Squash
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

Champions

Major League Baseball

Other champions

Winter Leagues

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

American League National League
AVG Ted Williams BSR .369 Stan Musial SLC .376
HR Joe DiMaggio NYY 39 Ralph Kiner PIT &
Johnny Mize NYG
40
RBI Joe DiMaggio NYY 155 Stan Musial SLC 131
Wins Hal Newhouser DET 21 Johnny Sain BSB 24
ERA Gene Bearden CLE 2.43 Harry Brecheen SLC 2.24
Ks Bob Feller CLE 164 Harry Brecheen SLC 149

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Cleveland Indians 97   58 .626    --
2nd Boston Red Sox 96   59 .619   1
3rd New York Yankees 94   60 .610   2.5
4th Philadelphia Athletics 84   70 .545   12.5
5th Detroit Tigers 78   76 .506   18.5
6th St. Louis Browns 59   94 .380   37.0
7th Washington Senators 56   97 .366   40.0
8th Chicago White Sox 51 101 .336   44.5

National League final standings

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Boston Braves 91   62 .595    --
2nd St. Louis Cardinals 85   69 .552   6.5
3rd Brooklyn Dodgers 84   70 .545   7.5
4th Pittsburgh Pirates 83   71 .539   8.5
5th New York Giants 78   76 .506   13.5
6th Philadelphia Phillies 66   88 .429   25.5
7th Cincinnati Reds 64   89 .418   27.0
8th Chicago Cubs 64   90 .416   27.5

Negro league baseball final standings

Negro American League final standings

Birmingham won the first half of the season while Kansas City won the second half.

Negro American League
Club Wins Losses Ties Win %   GB
Kansas City Monarchs 60 30 2 .667
Birmingham Black Barons 46 21 1 .687 2.5
Cleveland Buckeyes 41 35 2 .539 12
Indianapolis Clowns 32 50 3 .390 24
Chicago American Giants 27 47 .365 25
Memphis Red Sox 28 51 2 .354 26.5

Negro National League final standings

This was the sixteenth and final season of the Negro National League (1933–1948). Homestead and Baltimore each won a half of the season. As such, they were matched against each other in the postseason. In the playoffs, Homestead won Games 1 and 2 before a curfew called Game 3 in the ninth inning. Game 4 went to Baltimore, but Homestead had protested that Game 3 should be played from where Game 3 had been stopped (8-4, bases loaded) rather than the start of the ninth inning (tied). The league agreed, but Baltimore refused to play and therefore forfeited.[1]

Negro National League
Club Wins Losses Ties Win %   GB
Homestead Grays 44 23 1 .657
Baltimore Elite Giants 49 29 2 .628 0.5
Newark Eagles 29 28 1 .509 10
Philadelphia Stars 28 31 1 .475 12
New York Cubans 17 30 1 .362 17
New York Black Yankees 9 35 .205 23.5

Negro league postseason

1948 was the 23rd and final time that there was a "Playoff Series" held between black baseball teams. 1913 is retroactively the only one not in the major league era of Negro league baseball (1920-1948). 1948 is the only time that saw both the American and National League hold a postseason series to determine the pennant (Major League Baseball would not hold such a format for 21 years).[2][3]

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Sources

  1. ^ "1948 Negro National League II Season Summary".
  2. ^ "Negro League Playoff Series".
  3. ^ "1948 Negro League World Series".
  4. ^ Saving the memories of 1948 Duluth Dukes baseball. Duluth News Tribune. Retrieved on September 13, 2018.
  5. ^ Mordecai Brown Biography. National Baseball Hall of Fame official website. Retrieved on February 1, 2018.
  6. ^ St. Louis Browns 3, Chicago White Sox (day). Game played on Sunday, May 6, 1917 (2nd Game) at Sportsman's Park III. Retrosheet box score. Retrieved on February 1, 2018.
  7. ^ Bill Sweeney. Article written by Peter Morris. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on June 2, 2019.
  8. ^ Al Orth. Article written by Chris Hauser. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on May 2, 2019