1944 MLB season (Jayverse)

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The 1944 MLB Season is the 44th Season for Major League Baseball and the 3rd Season in which the United States joined World War II

Top Selections in the 1944 Rookie Draft

Dick Bokelman (RP) - St. Louis Cardinals

Leon Brinkopf (SS) - Chicago Cubs

Lew Burdette (SP) - Boston Braves

Ray Cash (C) - Chicago Cubs

Horace Garner (LF) - Boston Braves

Stan Hollmig (LF) - Philadelphia Phillies

Walt Moryn (RF) - Brooklyn Dodgers

Robin Roberts (SP) - Philadelphia Phillies

Elmer Sexauer (RP) - Brooklyn Dodgers

Roy Sievers (1B) - Washington Senators

Frank Barnes (SP) - St. Louis Cardinals

Standings

AL: New York Yankees (95-71), Kansas City Monarchs (91-75), Washington Senators (86-80), Cleveland Indians (84-82), Boston Red Sox (83-83), Baltimore Orioles (82-84), Chicago White Sox (82-84), Philadelphia Athletics (81-85), Los Angeles Angels (81-85), Detroit Tigers (65-101)

NL: Chicago Cubs (94-72), Minnesota Twins (92-74), St. Louis Cardinals (91-75), Boston Braves (90-76), Brooklyn Dodgers (83-83), Philadelphia Phillies (81-85), Pittsburgh Pirates (81-85), Milwaukee Brewers (75-91), New Yorrk Giants (72-94), Cincinnati Reds (71-95)

WS: Chicago Cubs def. NY Yankees 4-2

League Leaders

Batting Average - Vicente Torres (LAA) .354

Home Runs - Howie Moss (DET) 28

RBI - Bobby Doerr (CHC) 113

Stolen Bases - Elmer Valo (BAL) 28

OBP + Slugging % - Ted Williams (NYY) .919

ERA - Hal Newhouser (MIN) 2.10

Wins - Hal Newhouser (MIN) 22

Strikeouts - Hal Newhouser (MIN) 219