1953 MLB season (Jayverse)

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The 1953 MLB Season is the 53rd Season for Major League Baseball

Rookie Draft Selections

Reno Bertoia (2B) - Detroit Tigers

Don Demeter (RF) - Brooklyn Dodgers

Leland Ferguson (RP) - San Francisco Seals

Bob Gibson (SP) - St. Louis Cardinals

Masatoshi Gondo (SP) - Los Angeles Knights

Hal Kolstad (SP) - Boston Red Sox

Sandy Koufax (SP) - Brooklyn Dodgers

Lindy McDaniel (RP) - St. Louis Cardinals

George Piktuzis (SP) - Chicago Cubs

Frank Robinson (CF) - Cincinnati Reds

Bob Veale (SP) - Pittsburgh Pirates

Joe Christopher (LF) - Pittsburgh Pirates

Donn Clendenon (1B) - Pittsburgh Pirates

Joey Jay (RP) - Cincinnati Reds

Bob Miller (RP) - Detroit Tigers

Sadao Nishimura (SP) - New York Knights

Final Standings

AL East: New York Yankees (113-53), Detroit Tigers (91-75), Philadelphia Athletics (88-78), Baltimore Orioles (77-89), Boston Red Sox (75-91), Cleveland Buckeyes (72-94)

AL West: Kansas City Monarchs (102-65), San Francisco Seals (101-66), Chicago White Sox (97-69), Dallas Rangers (64-102), Los Angeles Angels (60-106), Seattle Rainiers (57-109)

NL East: New Yorrk Giants (99-67), Brooklyn Dodgers (97-69), Atlanta Braves (96-70), Philadelphia Phillies (86-80), Pittsburgh Pirates (84-82), Washington Nationals (55-111)

NL West: Chicago Cubs (97-70), Cincinnati Reds (96-71), Milwaukee Brewers (82-84), St. Louis Cardinals (80-86), Minnesota Twins (76-90), Los Angeles Knights (49-117)

ALCS: NY Yankees def. Kansas City 4-1

NLCS: Chicago Cubs def. NY Giants 4-1

WS: NY Yankees def. Chicago Cubs 4-1

League Leaders

Batting Average - Dick Stuart (Brooklyn) .377

Home Runs - Willie Mays (NY Giants) 42

RBI - Willie Mays (NY Giants) 136

Stolen Bases - Elmer Valo (Chicago Cubs) 24

OBP + Slugging % - Smoky Burgess (Detroit) 1.069

ERA - Francisco Vasquez (San Francisco) 2.36

Wins - Dick Fowler (NY Yankees) 24

Strikeotus - Ed Albrecht (Chicago Cubs) 255