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The following are the baseball events of the year 1942 throughout the world.  


Champions

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Awards and honors

MLB Statistical Leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ted Williams BOS .356 Ernie Lombardi BSN .330
HR Ted Williams BOS 36 Mel Ott NYG 30
RBI Ted Williams BOS 137 Johnny Mize NYG 110
Wins Tex Hughson BOS 22 Mort Cooper STL 22
ERA Ted Lyons CWS 2.10 Mort Cooper STL 1.78
Ks Tex Hughson BOS 113 Johnny Vander Meer BSN 186

Ted Williams was MLB Tripe Crown winner.

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 103   51 .669    --
2nd Boston Red Sox 93   59 .565   9
3rd St. Louis Browns 82   69 .543   19.5
4th Cleveland Indians 75   79 .487   28
5th Detroit Tigers 73   81 .503 30
6th Chicago White Sox 66   82 .446 34
7th Washington Senators 62 89 .411 39.5
8th Philadelphia Athletics 55 99 .357 48.0

National League final standings

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st St. Louis Cardinals 106   48 .688    --
2nd Brooklyn Dodgers 104   50 .675   2
3rd New York Giants 85   67 .559   20
4th Cincinnati Reds 76   76 .500   29
5th Pittsburgh Pirates 66   81 .449 36.5
6th Chicago Cubs 68   86 .442 38.0
7th Boston Braves 59 89 .399 44.0
8th Philadelphia Phillies 42 109 .278 62.5

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  • January 22 - Louis Santop, 52, star catcher in the Negro Leagues who was among the sport's earliest home run sluggers
  • June 26 - Gene Stack, 24, minor league pitcher with the White Sox who was the first player on a major league roster to be drafted for WWII service
  • July 20 - Rap Dixon, 39, All-Star outfielder in the Negro Leagues
  • December 6 - Amos Rusie, 71, pitcher who won 245 games by age 27 in a 10-year career (1889-98), mainly with the New York Giants; led NL in ERA twice and in strikeouts five times, twice topping 300; his powerful delivery was major reason for 1893 change in pitching distance from 50 feet to 60 feet 6 inches

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