1954 Major League Baseball season

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

Records

  • Umpire Bill McGowan set a Major League record by officiating in his 2,541st consecutive game.

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Orioles Jimmy Dykes
Boston Red Sox Lou Boudreau
Chicago White Sox Paul Richards and Marty Marion Finished 3rd
Cleveland Indians Al López Won Pennant
Detroit Tigers Fred Hutchinson
New York Yankees Casey Stengel Finished 2nd
Philadelphia Athletics Eddie Joost
St. Louis Browns Marty Marion
Washington Senators Bucky Harris

National League

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

Television coverage

ABC aired the Saturday Game of the Week for the second consecutive year. The All-Star Game and World Series aired exclusively on NBC.

See also


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