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The 1945 League Leaders

The 1945 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
155 Verban STL                726 Stanky BRO                656 Clay CIN                  
154 Adams PHI-STL             714 Hausmann NY               636 Holmes BOS                
154 Hausmann NY               713 Holmes BOS                634 Adams PHI-STL             
154 Holmes BOS                707 Adams PHI-STL             623 Hausmann NY               
154 Walker BRO                                                                            

R                             H                             2B                            
128 Stanky BRO                224 Holmes BOS                47  Holmes BOS                
126 Rosen BRO                 197 Rosen BRO                 42  Walker BRO                
125 Holmes BOS                193 Hack CHI                  36  Elliott PIT               
114 Galan BRO                 184 Clay CIN                  36  Galan BRO                 

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
13  Olmo BRO                  28  Holmes BOS                124 Walker BRO                
12  Pafko CHI                 25  Workman BOS               117 Holmes BOS                
11  Rosen BRO                 22  Adams PHI-STL             110 Olmo BRO                  
11  Rucker NY                 21  Kurowski STL              110 Pafko CHI                 
                              21  Ott NY                                                  

BB                            SO                            HBP                           
148 Stanky BRO                91  DiMaggio PHI              8   Ott NY                    
114 Galan BRO                 80  Adams PHI-STL             8   Pafko CHI                 
99  Hack CHI                  73  Nicholson CHI             8   Reyes NY                  
92  Nicholson CHI             70  Gillenwater BOS           6   Nicholson CHI             
                                                            6   Workman BOS               

SH                            SB                            GDP                           
22  Johnson CHI               26  Schoendienst STL          23  Dahlgren PIT              
21  Lowrey CHI                25  Barrett PIT               20  McCormick CIN             
21  Pafko CHI                 19  Clay CIN                  17  Gillenwater BOS           
19  Stanky BRO                15  3 players                 17  Mesner CIN                

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.355 Cavarretta CHI           .449 Cavarretta CHI           .577 Holmes BOS               
.352 Holmes BOS               .423 Galan BRO                .511 Kurowski STL             
.325 Rosen BRO                .420 Hack CHI                 .500 Cavarretta CHI           
.323 Hack CHI                 .420 Holmes BOS               .499 Ott NY                   

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.237 Williams CIN             .291 Antonelli STL-PHI        .266 Williams CIN             
.243 Nicholson CHI            .296 Williams CIN             .298 Mesner CIN               
.249 Kerr NY                  .304 Verban STL               .300 Culler BOS               
.250 Dahlgren PIT             .304 Kerr NY                  .319 Kerr NY                  

BFW                           
5.3 Hack CHI                  
5.1 Holmes BOS                
4.1 Cavarretta CHI            
3.7 Stanky BRO                

AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
155 York DET                  717 Stirnweiss NY             632 Stirnweiss NY             
154 Cullenbine CLE-DET        668 Hall PHI                  616 Hall PHI                  
152 Etten NY                  663 Etten NY                  595 York DET                  
152 Stirnweiss NY             657 Cullenbine CLE-DET        573 Siebert PHI               

R                             H                             2B                            
107 Stirnweiss NY             195 Stirnweiss NY             35  Moses CHI                 
90  Stephens STL              168 Moses CHI                 32  Binks WAS                 
83  Cullenbine CLE-DET        165 Stephens STL              32  Stirnweiss NY             
81  3 players                 161 Etten NY                  31  McQuinn STL               
                              161 Hall PHI                                                

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
22  Stirnweiss NY             24  Stephens STL              111 Etten NY                  
15  Moses CHI                 18  Cullenbine CLE-DET        93  Cullenbine CLE-DET        
13  Kuhel WAS                 18  Etten NY                  89  Stephens STL              
10  Dickshot CHI              18  York DET                  87  York DET                  

BB                            SO                            HBP                           
113 Cullenbine CLE-DET        97  Seerey CLE                10  Crosetti NY               
106 Lake BOS                  85  York DET                  6   Grimes NY                 
97  Grimes NY                 84  Byrnes STL                6   Hall PHI                  
90  Etten NY                  73  Grimes NY                 6   Metkovich BOS             

SH                            SB                            CS                            
24  Schalk CHI                33  Stirnweiss NY             17  Stirnweiss NY             
20  Boudreau CLE              30  Case WAS                  16  Case WAS                  
20  Myatt WAS                 30  Myatt WAS                 11  Maier DET                 
19  Byrnes STL                19  Metkovich BOS             11  Myatt WAS                 

GDP                           BAVG                          OBP                           
23  York DET                  .309 Stirnweiss NY            .412 Lake BOS                 
21  Etten NY                  .302 Dickshot CHI             .402 Cullenbine CLE-DET       
16  Dickshot CHI              .299 Estalella PHI            .399 Estalella PHI            
15  Estalella PHI             .296 Myatt WAS                .395 Grimes NY                

SLG                           Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       
.476 Stirnweiss NY            .234 Hayes PHI-CLE            .264 Torres WAS               
.473 Stephens STL             .237 Torres WAS               .293 Schalk CHI               
.508 Heath CLE *              .237 Seerey CLE               .295 Gutteridge STL           
.444 Cullenbine CLE-DET       .238 Gutteridge STL           .306 Kell PHI                 

Low SLG                       BFW                           
.275 Tresh CHI                7.2 Stirnweiss NY             
.276 Torres WAS               6.5 Lake BOS                  
.293 Crosetti NY              3.5 Mayo DET                  
.299 Michaels CHI             3.1 Cullenbine CLE-DET        

* - player did not have enough plate appearances to qualify.
    Standing is based upon his average computed with extra at-bats added.
NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
67  Karl PHI                  35  Voiselle NY               24  Barrett BOS-STL           
65  Adams NY                  34  Barrett BOS-STL           23  Wyse CHI                  
57  Hutchings BOS             34  Gregg BRO                 19  Passeau CHI               
45  Barrett BOS-STL           34  Wyse CHI                  18  Heusser CIN               
45  Fox CIN                                                 18  Strincevich PIT           

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
5   Passeau CHI               50  Adams NY                  15  Adams NY                  
4   Burkhart STL              41  Karl PHI                  15  Karl PHI                  
4   Donnelly STL              27  Hendrickson BOS           9   Rescigno PIT              
4   Heusser CIN               27  Rescigno PIT              5   3 players                 
4   Voiselle NY                                                                           

W                             L                             IP                            
23  Barrett BOS-STL           20  Barrett PHI               284.2 Barrett BOS-STL         
22  Wyse CHI                  16  Heusser CIN               278.1 Wyse CHI                
18  Burkhart STL              15  Kennedy PHI-CIN           254.1 Gregg BRO               
18  Gregg BRO                 15  Schanz PHI                235   Roe PIT                 

H                             HR                            R                             
287 Barrett BOS-STL           21  Hutchings BOS             129 Barrett PHI               
272 Wyse CHI                  18  Barrett BOS-STL           128 Voiselle NY               
249 Voiselle NY               17  Wyse CHI                  116 Gregg BRO                 
248 Heusser CIN               15  Voiselle NY               116 Sewell PIT                

ER                            BB                            SO                            
116 Voiselle NY               120 Gregg BRO                 148 Roe PIT                   
114 Barrett PHI               97  Voiselle NY               139 Gregg BRO                 
98  Gregg BRO                 92  Barrett PHI               115 Voiselle NY               
95  Barrett BOS-STL           91  Sewell PIT                101 Mungo NY                  

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
9   Schanz PHI                8   Barrett PHI               2   Hansen NY                 
8   Gregg BRO                 7   Gregg BRO                 2   Hutchings BOS             
7   Barrett PHI               7   Judd PHI                  1   Many players              
7   Bowman CIN                6   3 players                                               
7   Erickson CHI                                                                          

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.40 Prim CHI                 5.38 Barrett PHI              3.9 Passeau CHI               
2.46 Passeau CHI              4.93 Fox CIN                  3.3 Wyse CHI                  
2.52 Brecheen STL             4.49 Voiselle NY              3.2 Roe PIT                   
2.68 Walters CIN              4.28 Kennedy PHI-CIN          2.9 Prim CHI                  

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
52  Berry PHI                 36  Newhouser DET             29  Newhouser DET             
44  Pieretti WAS              34  Newsom PHI                26  Ferriss BOS               
44  Reynolds CLE              32  Potter STL                21  Gromek CLE                
41  Trout DET                 31  Ferriss BOS               21  Potter STL                
                              31  Trout DET                 21  Wolff WAS                 

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
8   Newhouser DET             40  Berry PHI                 10  Turner NY                 
5   Benton DET                26  Barrett BOS               5   Berry PHI                 
5   Ferriss BOS               26  Turner NY                 4   5 players                 
4   5 players                 19  Johnson CHI                                             

W                             L                             IP                            
25  Newhouser DET             20  Newsom PHI                313.1 Newhouser DET           
21  Ferriss BOS               15  Kramer STL                264.2 Ferriss BOS             
20  Wolff WAS                 15  Trout DET                 257.1 Newsom PHI              
19  Gromek CLE                14  Haefner WAS               255.1 Potter STL              
                              14  Humphries CHI                                           

H                             HR                            R                             
263 Ferriss BOS               13  Kramer STL                114 Pieretti WAS              
255 Newsom PHI                12  Bevens NY                 111 Newsom PHI                
252 Trout DET                 12  Grove CHI                 108 Trout DET                 
239 Newhouser DET             12  Newsom PHI                103 Haefner WAS               

ER                            BB                            SO                            
94  Newsom PHI                130 Reynolds CLE              212 Newhouser DET             
92  Haefner WAS               117 O'Neill BOS               129 Potter STL                
91  Lopat CHI                 110 Newhouser DET             127 Newsom PHI                
88  Reynolds CLE              103 Newsom PHI                112 Reynolds CLE              

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
10  Lee CHI                   10  Newhouser DET             3   Pieretti WAS              
9   Christopher PHI           7   Knerr PHI                 2   Dubiel NY                 
7   Ferriss BOS               6   Borowy NY                 2   Kleine CLE                
7   Gettel NY                 6   Grove CHI                 2   Newhouser DET             
7   Haefner WAS               6   O'Neill BOS                                             

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
1.81 Newhouser DET            4.24 Humphries CHI            7.6 Newhouser DET             
2.02 Benton DET               4.11 Lopat CHI                3.6 Potter STL                
2.12 Wolff WAS                3.90 Gettel NY                3.3 Wolff WAS                 
2.12 Leonard WAS              3.88 Overmire DET             3.0 Ferriss BOS               

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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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