1951 Major League Baseball Season
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1951 Major League Baseball Season

1951 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 16 - October 12, 1951
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Yogi Berra (NYY)
NL: Roy Campanella (BKN)
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upCleveland Indians
NL championsNew York Giants
  NL runners-upBrooklyn Dodgers
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upNew York Giants
Finals MVPPhil Rizzuto (NYY)
MLB seasons

The 1951 Major League Baseball season opened on April 16 and finished on October 12, 1951. Teams from both leagues played a 154-game regular season schedule. At the end of the regular season, the National League pennant was still undecided resulting in a three game playoff between the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers. After splitting the first two games, the stage was set for a decisive third game, won in dramatic fashion on a walk-off homerun from the bat of Giant Bobby Thomson, one of the most famous moments in the history of baseball, commemorated as the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" and "The Miracle at Coogan's Bluff". The Giants lost the World Series to defending champion New York Yankees, who were in the midst of a 5-year World Series winning streak.

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ferris Fain PHA .344 Stan Musial SLC .355
HR Gus Zernial CHW/PHA 33 Ralph Kiner PIT 42
RBI Gus Zernial CHW/PHA 129 Monte Irvin NYG 121
Wins Bob Feller CLE 22 Larry Jansen NYG
Sal Maglie NYG
ERA Saul Rogovin CHW 2.78 Chet Nichols BSB 2.88
SO Vic Raschi NYY 164 Don Newcombe BRO
Warren Spahn BSB
SV Ellis Kinder BSR 14 Ted Wilks SLC/PIT 13
SB Minnie Miñoso CLE/CHW 31 Sam Jethroe BSB 35

Major league baseball final standings



American League

National League

See also


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  2. ^ a b c May 15 in Baseball History. Know More About Baseball]. Retrieved on May 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Fenway Park Timeline. MLB.com. Retrieved on May 15, 2019.
  4. ^ Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox Box Score, May 15, 1951. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on May 15, 2019.
  5. ^ Firstman, Diane. "And all the Runs were Scored 2 by 2". valueoverreplacementgrit.com. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Strange and Unusual Plays". www.retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ Mackin, Bob (2004). The Unofficial Guide to Baseball's Most Unusual Records. Canada: Greystone Books. p. 240. ISBN 9781553650386.

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