1st The right foot of Cleveland owner Bill Veeck is amputated, a result of a war injury in the South Pacific 2 years before. Veeck has had a tremendous impact on promotion in a half season of ownership. A minor but typical change is the regular posting of NL scores on the Cleveland scoreboard, a departure from the long-standing practice of both leagues.
15th Ted Williams is picked as the AL MVP, finishing 27 points ahead of Hal Newhouser, the winner the past two years. A week from now the NL names Stan Musial for the honor with Dixie Walker a distant 2nd.