1949 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 18 – October 15, 1949
Number of games154
Number of teams16
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Ted Williams (BSR)
NL: Jackie Robinson (BKN)
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upBoston Red Sox
NL championsBrooklyn Dodgers
  NL runners-upSt. Louis Cardinals
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upBrooklyn Dodgers
Finals MVPJoe Page (NYY)
MLB seasons

The 1949 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 18 through October 15, 1949. Both the American League (AL) and National League (NL) had eight teams, with each team playing a 154-game schedule. The New York Yankees won the World Series over the Brooklyn Dodgers in five games. Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox and Jackie Robinson of the Dodgers won the Most Valuable Player Award in the AL and NL, respectively.

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  World Series
       
  AL New York Yankees 4
  NL Brooklyn Dodgers 1

Awards and honors

1949 Award Winners
  American League National League
Award Player Position Team Player Position Team
Most Valuable Player Ted Williams LF BSR Jackie Robinson 2B BKN
Rookie of the Year Roy Sievers OF SLB Don Newcombe RHP BKN

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG George Kell, DET .343 Jackie Robinson, BKN .342
HR Ted Williams, BSR 43 Ralph Kiner, PIT 54
RBI Vern Stephens, BSR
Ted Williams, BSR
159 Ralph Kiner, PIT 127
SB Bob Dillinger, SLB 20 Jackie Robinson, BKN 37
Wins Mel Parnell, BSR 25 Warren Spahn, BSB 21
ERA Mike Garcia, CLE 2.36 Dave Koslo, NYG 2.50
SO Virgil Trucks, DET 153 Warren Spahn, BSB 151

All-Star game

Main article: 1949 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

July 12, 1949
Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 4 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 11 13 1
National League 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 12 5
Starting pitchers:
AL: Mel Parnell
NL: Warren Spahn
WP: Virgil Trucks (1–0)   LP: Don Newcombe (0–1)   Sv: Vic Raschi (1)
Home runs:
AL: None
NL: Ralph Kiner (1), Stan Musial (1)

Feats

Cycles

Records

American League

National League

Career Milestones

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Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Joe Cronin
Chicago White Sox Jack Onslow
Cleveland Indians Lou Boudreau
Detroit Tigers Red Rolfe
New York Yankees Casey Stengel
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Zack Taylor
Washington Senators Joe Kuhel

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Billy Southworth and Johnny Cooney
Brooklyn Dodgers Burt Shotton
Chicago Cubs Charlie Grimm and Frankie Frisch
Cincinnati Reds Bucky Walters and Luke Sewell
New York Giants Leo Durocher
Philadelphia Phillies Eddie Sawyer
Pittsburgh Pirates Billy Meyer
St. Louis Cardinals Eddie Dyer

Home Field Attendance

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
New York Yankees[1] 97 3.2% 2,283,676 -3.8% 29,278
Cleveland Indians[2] 89 -8.2% 2,233,771 -14.8% 29,010
Detroit Tigers[3] 87 11.5% 1,821,204 4.5% 23,349
Brooklyn Dodgers[4] 97 15.5% 1,633,747 16.8% 20,945
Boston Red Sox[5] 96 0.0% 1,596,650 2.4% 20,736
Pittsburgh Pirates[6] 71 -14.5% 1,449,435 -4.5% 18,824
St. Louis Cardinals[7] 96 12.9% 1,430,676 28.7% 18,110
New York Giants[8] 73 -6.4% 1,218,446 -16.5% 15,423
Chicago Cubs[9] 61 -4.7% 1,143,139 -7.6% 14,846
Boston Braves[10] 75 -17.6% 1,081,795 -25.7% 14,049
Chicago White Sox[11] 63 23.5% 937,151 20.5% 12,171
Philadelphia Phillies[12] 81 22.7% 819,698 6.8% 10,645
Philadelphia Athletics[13] 81 -3.6% 816,514 -13.6% 10,604
Washington Senators[14] 50 -10.7% 770,745 -3.1% 10,010
Cincinnati Reds[15] 62 -3.1% 707,782 -14.0% 9,074
St. Louis Browns[16] 53 -10.2% 270,936 -19.3% 3,519

Notable events

January–March

April–May

June–July

August

September

October

Movies

It Happens Every Spring

The Stratton Story

Deaths

See also

References

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