Earned Run Average : 1943 American League Top 25

Finding the American or National League leader in virtually every hitting & pitching statistic is easy-to-do. Finding the top 25 players during any given season is far more challenging. Baseball Almanac has taken away that difficult problem and is pleased to present the data you requested:

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1943 Earned Run Average Leaders

Top 25 in the American League

Spud Chandler 1.64 (1.6364) New York Yankees 1
Tiny Bonham 2.27 (2.2733) New York Yankees 2
Mickey Haefner 2.29 (2.2863) Washington Senators 3
Tommy Bridges 2.39 (2.3948) Detroit Tigers 4
Dizzy Trout 2.48 (2.4811) Detroit Tigers 5
Milo Candini 2.49 (2.4940) Washington Senators 6
Butch Wensloff 2.54 (2.5388) New York Yankees 7
Al Smith 2.55 (2.5488) Cleveland Indians 8
Johnny Niggeling 2.59 (2.5927) St. Louis Browns 9
Washington Senators
Tex Hughson 2.64 (2.6391) Boston Red Sox 10
Orval Grove 2.75 (2.7458) Chicago White Sox 11
Denny Galehouse 2.77 (2.7723) St. Louis Browns 12
Nels Potter 2.78 (2.7802) St. Louis Browns 13
Bill Dietrich 2.80 (2.7964) Chicago White Sox 14
Bob Muncrief 2.81 (2.8098) St. Louis Browns 15
Hank Borowy 2.82 (2.8160) New York Yankees 16
Virgil Trucks 2.84 (2.8421) Detroit Tigers 17
Oscar Judd 2.90 (2.8970) Boston Red Sox 18
Early Wynn 2.91 (2.9104) Washington Senators 19
Allie Reynolds 2.99 (2.9899) Cleveland Indians 20
Hal Newhouser 3.04 (3.0358) Detroit Tigers 21
Jim Bagby 3.10 (3.0989) Cleveland Indians 22
Jesse Flores 3.11 (3.1124) Philadelphia Athletics 23
Joe Dobson 3.12 (3.1217) Boston Red Sox 24
Steve Sundra 3.25 (3.2452) St. Louis Browns 25


The most recognizable Detroit Tiger to wear the number twenty-five was probably Norm Cash (who wore it from 1960 through 1974), but did you know that Hall of Famer Larry Doby also wore it during his single season with Detroit?

Jim Thome wore number twenty-five since he first came up with the Cleveland Indians making him the franchise record holder for that particular number ( Mike Garcia is second).

Jose Cruz of the Houston Astros had his number twenty-five retired on October 3, 1992, and became the first Major League player with that particular retired number.

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