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The following are the baseball events of the year 1952 throughout the world.  

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Awards and honorsEdit

MLB Statistical LeadersEdit

American League National League
AVG Ferris Fain PHA .327 Stan Musial STL .336
HR Larry Doby CLE 32 Ralph Kiner PIT &
Hank Sauer CHC
37
RBI Al Rosen CLE 105 Hank Sauer CHC 121
Wins Bobby Shantz PHA 24 Robin Roberts PHI 28
ERA Allie Reynolds NYY 2.06 Hoyt Wilhelm NYG 2.43
Ks Allie Reynolds NYY 160 Warren Spahn BSB 183

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American League final standingsEdit

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Yankees 95 59 .617 --
Cleveland Indians 93 61 .604 2
Chicago White Sox 81 73 .526 14
Philadelphia Athletics 79 75 .513 16
Washington Senators 78 76 .506 17
Boston Red Sox 76 78 .494 14
St. Louis Browns 64 90 .416 31
Detroit Tigers 50 104 .325 45

National League final standingsEdit

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 57 .627 --
New York Giants 92 62 .597 4.5
St. Louis Cardinals 88 66 .571 8.5
Philadelphia Phillies 87 67 .565 9.5
Chicago Cubs 77 77 .500 19.5
Cincinnati Reds 69 85 .448 27.5
Boston Braves 64 89 .418 32
Pittsburgh Pirates 42 112 .273 54.5

EventsEdit

January–MarchEdit

  • March 24 - St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Slaybaugh is hit in the left eye with a line drive, necessitating an operation to remove the eye. Slaybaugh will pitch briefly in the minors in 1953-54 and then retire.

April–JuneEdit

  • May 5 - Mickey Mantle's father dies of Hodgkin's Disease, and Mantle will miss six games while attending the funeral and seeing to family matters in Oklahoma.

July–SeptemberEdit

October–DecemberEdit

  • October 1 - In Game 1 of the World Series, The Brooklyn Dodgers defeat the New York Yankees 4-2 at Ebbets Field behind relief ace Joe Black, who started only 2 games during the season.

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  • March 30 - Deacon Phillippe, 79, 6-time winner of 20 games, primarily with Pittsburgh; earned all three Pirate victories in 1903 World Series - the first official World Series (only man to win 3 games in a losing World Series).
  • July 3 - Fred Tenney, 80, first baseman for 17 years, primarily with Boston; batted .300 six times
  • August 30 - Arky Vaughan, 40, Hall of Fame shortstop a drowning victim, 9-time All-Star who was named the NL's MVP in 1935 by The Sporting News; career .318 hitter led NL in runs, triples and walks three times each
  • November 29 - Arlie Latham, 92, first player to play 1500 games at third base; among all-time top 10 in runs upon retirement

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