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The 1942 League Leaders

The 1942 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
155 Herman BRO                687 Slaughter STL             606 Brown STL                 
154 Haas CIN                  673 Nicholson CHI             591 Litwhiler PHI             
152 Nicholson CHI             668 Brown STL                 591 Slaughter STL             
152 Ott NY                    664 Ott NY                    588 Nicholson CHI             
152 Slaughter STL                                                                         

R                             H                             2B                            
118 Ott NY                    188 Slaughter STL             38  Marion STL                
100 Slaughter STL             173 Nicholson CHI             37  Medwick BRO               
97  Mize NY                   166 Elliott PIT               36  Hack CHI                  
91  Hack CHI                  166 Hack CHI                  34  Herman BRO                
                              166 Medwick BRO                                             

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
17  Slaughter STL             30  Ott NY                    110 Mize NY                   
11  Nicholson CHI             26  Camilli BRO               109 Camilli BRO               
10  Musial STL                26  Mize NY                   98  Slaughter STL             
9   Litwhiler PHI             21  Nicholson CHI             96  Medwick BRO               

BB                            SO                            HBP                           
109 Ott NY                    87  DiMaggio PIT              8   Bartell NY                
105 Fletcher PIT              85  Camilli BRO               8   Nicholson CHI             
97  Camilli BRO               80  Nicholson CHI             7   Litwhiler PHI             
94  Hack CHI                  61  Fernandez BOS             6   3 players                 
                              61  Ott NY                                                  

SH                            SB                            GDP                           
22  Merullo CHI               20  Reiser BRO                23  Witek NY                  
21  Murtaugh PHI              15  Fernandez BOS             20  Jurges NY                 
20  Marion STL                15  Reese BRO                 18  W. Cooper STL             
18  Owen BRO                  14  Hopp STL                  17  Lombardi BOS              
                              14  Merullo CHI                                             

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.318 Slaughter STL            .417 Fletcher PIT             .521 Mize NY                  
.315 Musial STL               .415 Ott NY                   .497 Ott NY                   
.310 Reiser BRO               .412 Slaughter STL            .494 Slaughter STL            
.305 Mize NY                  .402 Hack CHI                 .490 Musial STL               

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.211 Sisti BOS                .273 Glossop PHI              .287 Sisti BOS                
.224 Joost CIN                .279 Miller BOS               .287 Coscarart PIT            
.225 Glossop PHI              .288 Coscarart PIT            .289 Murtaugh PHI             
.228 Coscarart PIT            .296 Sisti BOS                .289 Glossop PHI              

BFW                           
4.1 Nicholson CHI             
3.9 Ott NY                    
3.5 Slaughter STL             
3.3 Reese BRO                 

AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
156 Fleming CLE               702 DiMaggio BOS              630 Cramer DET                
154 DiMaggio NY               696 Spence WAS                629 Spence WAS                
154 McCosky DET               689 Gutteridge STL            624 Keltner CLE               
153 Siebert PHI               686 Pesky BOS                 622 DiMaggio BOS              
153 York DET                                                                              

R                             H                             2B                            
141 Williams BOS              205 Pesky BOS                 40  Kolloway CHI              
123 DiMaggio NY               203 Spence WAS                39  Clift STL                 
110 DiMaggio BOS              186 DiMaggio NY               37  Heath CLE                 
108 Clift STL                 186 Williams BOS              36  DiMaggio BOS              

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
15  Spence WAS                36  Williams BOS              137 Williams BOS              
13  DiMaggio NY               27  Laabs STL                 114 DiMaggio NY               
13  Heath CLE                 26  Keller NY                 108 Keller NY                 
12  McQuillen STL             21  DiMaggio NY               103 Gordon NY                 
                              21  York DET                                                

BB                            SO                            HBP                           
145 Williams BOS              95  Gordon NY                 9   Crosetti NY               
114 Keller NY                 88  Laabs STL                 6   DiMaggio BOS              
106 Clift STL                 77  McQuinn STL               6   Fleming CLE               
106 Fleming CLE               71  York DET                  6   Rizzuto NY                

SH                            SB                            CS                            
22  Pesky BOS                 44  Case WAS                  16  Boudreau CLE              
19  Boudreau CLE              25  Vernon WAS                14  Kolloway CHI              
16  Keltner CLE               22  Kuhel CHI                 13  Gutteridge STL            
16  McQuinn STL               22  Rizzuto NY                13  Tabor BOS                 
                                                            13  Weatherly CLE             

GDP                           BAVG                          OBP                           
22  Gordon NY                 .356 Williams BOS             .499 Williams BOS             
21  Higgins DET               .331 Pesky BOS                .417 Keller NY                
21  McQuillen STL             .323 Spence WAS               .413 Judnich STL              
20  Suder PHI                 .322 Gordon NY                .412 Fleming CLE              

SLG                           Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       
.648 Williams BOS             .225 Mack CLE                 .288 Mack CLE                 
.513 Keller NY                .242 Bloodworth DET           .291 Siebert PHI              
.499 Judnich STL              .249 Kuhel CHI                .293 Suder PHI                
.498 DiMaggio NY              .250 Hockett CLE              .295 Bloodworth DET           

Low SLG                       BFW                           
.291 Mack CLE                 8.5 Williams BOS              
.309 Kreevich PHI             5.8 Gordon NY                 
.317 Cramer DET               4.6 Rizzuto NY                
.332 Kuhel CHI                4.5 Pesky BOS                 

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
61  Adams NY                  37  Javery BOS                28  Tobin BOS                 
50  Casey BRO                 35  M. Cooper STL             24  Passeau CHI               
43  Beazley STL               34  Passeau CHI               22  M. Cooper STL             
43  Podgajny PHI              33  4 players                 21  Vander Meer CIN           
                                                            21  Walters CIN               

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
10  M. Cooper STL             49  Adams NY                  13  Casey BRO                 
5   Davis BRO                 30  Beggs CIN                 11  Adams NY                  
5   Javery BOS                29  Casey BRO                 8   Beggs CIN                 
5   Sewell PIT                27  Shoun STL-CIN             6   Sain BOS                  

W                             L                             IP                            
22  M. Cooper STL             21  Tobin BOS                 287.2 Tobin BOS               
21  Beazley STL               20  Melton PHI                278.2 M. Cooper STL           
19  Passeau CHI               19  Johnson PHI               278.1 Passeau CHI             
19  Wyatt BRO                 18  Hughes PHI                276.2 Starr CIN               

H                             HR                            R                             
284 Passeau CHI               20  Tobin BOS                 145 Tobin BOS                 
283 Tobin BOS                 17  Higbe BRO                 117 Sewell PIT                
259 Sewell PIT                17  Hubbell NY                116 Passeau CHI               
251 Javery BOS                13  3 players                 106 Javery BOS                

ER                            BB                            SO                            
127 Tobin BOS                 114 Melton PHI                186 Vander Meer CIN           
94  Lee CHI                   106 Higbe BRO                 152 M. Cooper STL             
94  Sewell PIT                106 Starr CIN                 115 Higbe BRO                 
88  Javery BOS                102 Vander Meer CIN           109 Walters CIN               

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
11  Podgajny PHI              8   Melton PHI                3   Podgajny PHI              
7   Davis BRO                 7   Beazley STL               2   Beggs CIN                 
7   Wyatt BRO                 7   Tobin BOS                 2   Mooty CHI                 
6   Tobin BOS                 5   5 players                 1   Many players              

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
1.78 M. Cooper STL            3.97 Tobin BOS                4.7 M. Cooper STL             
2.13 Beazley STL              3.95 Hubbell NY               3.5 Beazley STL               
2.36 Davis BRO                3.91 Podgajny PHI             3.3 French BRO                
2.43 Vander Meer CIN          3.85 Lee CHI                  3.1 Vander Meer CIN           

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
40  Haynes CHI                35  Bagby CLE                 22  Bonham NY                 
39  Caster STL                34  Auker STL                 22  Hughson BOS               
38  4 players                 31  Hudson WAS                20  Lyons CHI                 
                              31  Marchildon PHI            19  Hudson WAS                

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
6   Bonham NY                 35  Haynes CHI                11  Murphy NY                 
4   7 players                 26  Murphy NY                 6   Brown BOS                 
                              24  Caster STL                6   Haynes CHI                
                              23  Brown BOS                 5   Caster STL                
                                                            5   Newhouser DET             

W                             L                             IP                            
22  Hughson BOS               20  Smith CHI                 281   Hughson BOS             
21  Bonham NY                 18  Trout DET                 270.2 Bagby CLE               
17  Bagby CLE                 17  Hudson WAS                249   Auker STL               
17  Marchildon PHI            17  Newsom WAS                244   Marchildon PHI          

H                             HR                            R                             
273 Auker STL                 19  Bagby CLE                 140 Hudson WAS                
267 Bagby CLE                 17  Smith CHI                 135 Newsom WAS                
266 Hudson WAS                16  Auker STL                 132 Auker STL                 
258 Hughson BOS               16  Dietrich CHI              129 Wynn WAS                  
                              16  Wolff PHI                                               

ER                            BB                            SO                            
117 Newsom WAS                140 Marchildon PHI            113 Hughson BOS               
116 Hudson WAS                114 Newhouser DET             113 Newsom WAS                
114 Marchildon PHI            99  Christopher PHI           110 Benton DET                
113 Auker STL                 95  Wagner BOS                110 Marchildon PHI            

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
11  Niggeling STL             13  Marchildon PHI            2   L. Harris PHI             
7   Humphries CHI             8   Trout DET                 2   Hollingsworth STL         
5   5 players                 7   Judd BOS                  2   Humphries CHI             
                              7   Niggeling STL             1   Many players              
                              7   Trucks DET                                              

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.10 Lyons CHI                5.12 Wynn WAS                 3.8 Lyons CHI                 
2.27 Bonham NY                5.01 D. Newsome BOS           3.7 Hughson BOS               
2.38 Chandler NY              4.93 Newsom WAS               3.0 Bonham NY                 
2.45 Newhouser DET            4.89 Dietrich CHI             3.0 Chandler NY               

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References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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