1954 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 13 – October 2, 1954
Number of games154
Number of teams16
TV partner(s)ABC, NBC
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Yogi Berra (NYY)
NL: Willie Mays (NYG)
AL championsCleveland Indians
  AL runners-upNew York Yankees
NL championsNew York Giants
  NL runners-upBrooklyn Dodgers
World Series
ChampionsNew York Giants
  Runners-upCleveland Indians
Finals MVPDusty Rhodes (NYG)
MLB seasons

The 1954 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 13 to October 2, 1954. 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.

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

World Series
   
AL Cleveland Indians 0
NL New York Giants 4

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
RBIs 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 BKN 24
SB Jackie Jensen BOS 22 Bill Bruton MIL 34

All-Star game

Main article: 1954 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Records


Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Orioles Jimmy Dykes
Boston Red Sox Lou Boudreau
Chicago White Sox Paul Richards and Marty Marion
Cleveland Indians Al López
Detroit Tigers Fred Hutchinson
New York Yankees Casey Stengel
Philadelphia Athletics Eddie Joost
St. Louis Browns Marty Marion
Washington Senators Bucky Harris

National League

Team Manager Comments
Brooklyn Dodgers Walter Alston
Chicago Cubs Stan Hack
Cincinnati Reds Birdie Tebbetts
Milwaukee Braves Charlie Grimm
New York Giants Leo Durocher
Philadelphia Phillies Steve O'Neill and Terry Moore
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Haney
St. Louis Cardinals Eddie Stanky

Home Field Attendance

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
Milwaukee Braves[2] 89 -3.3% 2,131,388 16.7% 27,680
New York Yankees[3] 103 4.0% 1,475,171 -4.1% 18,912
Cleveland Indians[4] 111 20.7% 1,335,472 24.9% 17,344
Chicago White Sox[5] 94 5.6% 1,231,629 3.4% 15,790
New York Giants[6] 97 38.6% 1,155,067 42.3% 15,198
Detroit Tigers[7] 68 13.3% 1,079,847 22.1% 14,024
Baltimore Orioles[8] 54 0.0% 1,060,910 256.9% 13,778
St. Louis Cardinals[9] 72 -13.3% 1,039,698 18.1% 13,503
Brooklyn Dodgers[10] 92 -12.4% 1,020,531 -12.3% 13,254
Boston Red Sox[11] 69 -17.9% 931,127 -9.3% 11,786
Chicago Cubs[12] 64 -1.5% 748,183 -2.0% 9,717
Philadelphia Phillies[13] 75 -9.6% 738,991 -13.4% 9,474
Cincinnati Redlegs[14] 74 8.8% 704,167 28.5% 9,145
Washington Senators[15] 66 -13.2% 503,542 -15.5% 6,456
Pittsburgh Pirates[16] 53 6.0% 475,494 -17.0% 6,175
Philadelphia Athletics[17] 51 -13.6% 304,666 -15.9% 3,957

See also

Notes

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ "Atlanta Braves Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "New York Yankees Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  4. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Chicago White Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  6. ^ "San Francisco Giants Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  7. ^ "Detroit Tigers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "Baltimore Orioles Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  9. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  10. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  11. ^ "Boston Red Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  12. ^ "Chicago Cubs Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  13. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  14. ^ "Cincinnati Reds Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  15. ^ "Minnesota Twins Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  16. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  17. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.