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The following are the baseball events of the year 1941 throughout the world.  

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Headline events of the yearEdit

  • Joe Dimaggio hits in 56 consecutive games. After being hitless in the 57th game, he hit safely in 16 more consecutive games for a streak of 72 of 73 games.
  • Ted Williams ended the season with a .406 batting average. No hitter (qualifying for the batting title) has hit over .400 since that time.

ChampionsEdit

Major League BaseballEdit

Other championsEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

MLB Statistical LeadersEdit

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ted Williams .406 Pete Reiser .343
HR Ted Williams 37 Dolph Camilli 34
RBI Joe DiMaggio 125 Dolph Camilli 120
Wins Bob Feller 25 Kirby Higbe & Whit Wyatt 22
ERA Thornton Lee 2.37 Elmer Riddle 2.24

Major League Baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 101   53 .656    --
2nd Boston Red Sox 84   70 .545   17.0
3rd Chicago White Sox 77   77 .500   24.0
4th Detroit Tigers 75   79 .487   26.0
4th Cleveland Indians 75   79 .487   26.0
6th Washington Senators 70   84 .455   31.0
6th St. Louis Browns 70   84 .455   31
8th Philadelphia Athletics 64   90 .416   37.0

National League final standingsEdit

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Brooklyn Dodgers 100   54 .649    --
2nd St. Louis Cardinals 97   56 .634   2.5
3rd Cincinnati Reds 88   66 .571   12.0
4th Pittsburgh Pirates 81   73 .526   19.0
5th New York Giants 74   79 .484   25.5
6th Chicago Cubs 70   84 .455   30.0
7th Boston Bees 62   92 .403   38.0
8th Philadelphia Phillies 43   111 .279   57.0

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  • June 2 - Lou Gehrig, 37, Hall of Fame first baseman for the New York Yankees from 1923 to 1939, a 2-time MVP, the 1934 Triple Crown winner, and the second player to hit 400 home runs, who retired to end a record 2,130-game playing streak upon being diagnosed with the terminal illness that now bears his name
  • June 3 - Andy Cooper, 43, pitcher for the Negro Leagues' Detroit Stars and Kansas City Monarchs
  • July 4 - Bruce Petway, 55?, Negro League catcher
  • July 15 - Frank Isbell, 65, White Sox first baseman, second baseman, and outfielder (1901-1909)
  • July 30 - Mickey Welch, 82, the third pitcher to win 300 games, winner of 44 games in 1885 and over 30 in three other years
  • September 29 - John B. Foster, 78, sportswriter and editor of The Spalding Guide

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