Other baseball leagues in 1945:
1945 MLB Season
16 teams competed during the regular season
Detroit Tigers defeated Chicago Cubs for the championship
The 1945 Major League Baseball season featured 16 teams, eight in both the American League (AL) and National League (NL). The AL's Detroit Tigers defeated the NL's Chicago Cubs in the World Series, four games to three. It would prove to be the Cubs’ last appearance in a World Series until the 2016 World Series.