The following are the baseball events of the year 1941 throughout the world.
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.
Major League BaseballEdit
- World Series: New York Yankees over Brooklyn Dodgers (4-1)
- All-Star Game, July 8 at Briggs Stadium: American League, 7-5
- Negro League Baseball All-Star Game: East, 8-3
Awards and honorsEdit
- MLB Most Valuable Player Award
- The Sporting News Most Valuable Player Award
- The Sporting News Player of the Year Award
- The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award
MLB Statistical LeadersEdit
Major League Baseball final standingsEdit
American League final standingsEdit
National League final standingsEdit
- June 1 - Mel Ott's 2-run homer, the 400th of his career and his 1,500th RBI, gives the New York Giants a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
- May 15 - In the first inning, Joe DiMaggio singles against the Chicago White Sox to start his 56 game hitting streak.
- July 8 - At the All-Star Game at Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Boston's Ted Williams, hitting .405 at the break, homers off Chicago Cubs pitcher Claude Passeau with 2 outs and 2 on in the 9th inning to give the American League a dramatic 7-5 victory. Williams' 4 RBIs are matched by National League shortstop Arky Vaughan, who hits home runs in the 7th and the 8th.
- July 16 - Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak ends at 56 games against the Cleveland Indians.
- October 25 - Lou Boudreau is named player-manager of the Cleveland Indians. Boudreau, at 24 years, 4 months and 8 days, is the youngest manager appointed.
- February 20 - Clyde Wright
- February 23 - Ron Hunt
- March 20 - Pat Corrales
- March 28 - Pat Jarvis
- April 4 - Eddie Watt
- April 14 - Pete Rose
- April 21 - Dick Green
- May 2 - Clay Carroll
- May 5 - Tommy Helms
- May 10 - Ken Berry
- May 21 - Bobby Cox
- June 1 - Dean Chance
- June 5 - Duke Sims
- June 13 - Marcel Lachemann
- June 28 - Al Downing
- July 26 - Carroll Sembera (d. 2005)
- August 6 - Ray Culp
- August 9 - Paul Lindblad
- August 15 - Tommie Reynolds
- August 16 - Gene Brabender
- August 17 - Boog Powell
- September 4 - Ken Harrelson
- September 11 - Larry Bearnarth (d. 1999)
- September 18 - Dick Dietz (d. 2005)
- October 14 - Art Shamsky
- October 16 - Tim McCarver
- October 21 - Ron Davis
- October 22 - Wilbur Wood
- October 30 - Jim Ray Hart
- November 12 - Dámaso Blanco
- November 13 - Mel Stottlemyre
- November 26 - Jeff Torborg
- November 29 - Bill Freehan
- October 31 - Ed Spiezio
- December 8 - Ed Brinkman (d. 2008)
- December 9 - Darold Knowles
- December 23 - Ken Hubbs (d. 1964)
- December 27 - Phil Gagliano
- 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