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The following are the baseball events of the year 1943 throughout the world.  

Champions

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Awards and honors

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 98   56 .636    --
2nd Washington Senators 84   69 .549   13.5
3rd Cleveland Indians 82   71 .536   15.5
3rd Chicago White Sox 82   72 .532   16.0
5th Detroit Tigers 78   76 .506   20.0
6th St. Louis Browns 72   80 .474   25.0
7th Boston Red Sox 68   84 .461   29.0
8th Philadelphia Athletics 49   105 .318   49.0

National League final standings

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st St. Louis Cardinals 105   49 .682    --
2nd Cincinnati Reds 87   67 .565   18.0
3rd Brooklyn Dodgers 81   72 .529   23.5
4th Pittsburgh Pirates 80   74 .484   25.0
5th Chicago Cubs 74   79 .484   30.5
6th Boston Braves 68   85 .444   36.5
7th Philadelphia Phillies 64   90 .416   41.0
8th New York Giants 55   98 .359   49.5

Events

Births

Deaths

  • January 3 - Bid McPhee, 83, second baseman for Cincinnati from 1882 to 1899 who was the last at his position to play without a glove; scored 100 runs ten times, set every career fielding mark at his position and was seventh player to reach 2000 hits
  • March 6 - Jimmy Collins, 73, third baseman who batted .300 five times and led NL in home runs in 1898; led league in putouts five times and set career records for putouts, total chances and double plays at third base; after jumping to the American League, managed Boston to upset victory in inaugural 1903 World Series
  • April 26 - Bob Emslie, 84, umpire who set records with 35 seasons of officiating and over 1000 games worked single-handedly; as pitcher, won 32 games for 1884 Baltimore Orioles
  • May 6 - William Slocum, 59, sportswriter and editor for several New York newspapers since 1910
  • August 14 - Joe Kelley, 71, left fielder who batted .317 lifetime, including marks over .360 for the 1894-97 Baltimore Orioles; 194 triples ranked 4th all-time upon retirement, and had six seasons of 100 runs and five of 100 RBI

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