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Old 03-09-2018, 03:54 PM   #24
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The Blues won the World Series in 1916, barely sqeezing out 7 game wins over the White Sox and then the Giants.


The Blues find themselves again in the playoffs at the end of 1917 with a record of 98-64. The defending NL champion Giants won a record 111 games and lost only 52 to win the NL East. Oklahoma City and the Los Angeles Dodgers won the West Divisions.

The Giants' Glenn Davis tied the season home run record set the year before by Johnny Mize, with 56 homers, and the Orioles' Ron Santo his .370 to lead the AL and hit 55 home runs himself. Mize had 149 RBI for the Blues and Gus Zernial 148 for the Beaneaters to lead each league. Bob Dernier stole 106 bases for San Francisco, and Armando Marsans stole 104 for Brooklyn. Oklahoma City's Curt Simmons won 22 games to lead the AL and Johnny Antonelli won 23 to lead the NL for the Giants. Boston's Carl Hubbell struck out 252 and Cleveland's Tom Seaver 279 to lead each league. Hubbell won the ERA crown at 2.37, with Chris Short at 2.49 for Detroit in the AL. Kris Bryant of Brooklyn led the NL with a .358 batting average.
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