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Old 11-26-2019, 01:47 AM   #42
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- Minnesota traded veteran ace Bill Doak to the Red Sox for two minor leaguers.
- First baseman Roy Hobbs signed with Newark in free agency.
- Ace Guy Morton moved to the Cubs.
- Second baseman Pat O'Farrell signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

American League
Chicago White Sox (99-49)
Boston Red Sox (95-53)
Cleveland Indians (92-56)
Detroit Tigers (84-64)
St. Louis Browns (81-67)
Washington Senators (81-67)
Kansas City Royals (73-75)
Milwaukee Brewers (65-83)
Providence Angels (61-87)
Baltimore Orioles (58-90)
New York Yankees (52-96)
Minnesota Twins (47-101)

AL MVP: Mel Ott (Chicago)
AL CYA: Pete Donohue (Chicago) (9th award, 2nd in AL)
AL ROY: Zeke Bonura (Milwaukee)

National League
Boston Braves (99-49)
St. Louis Cardinals (96-52)
New York Giants (91-57)
Cincinnati Reds (90-58)
Newark Bears (74-74)
Texas Rangers (73-75)
Chicago Cubs (70-78)
Brooklyn Dodgers (69-79)
Louisville Colonels (68-80)
Pittsburgh Pirates (61-87)
Montreal Expos (49-99)
Philadelphia Phillies (48-100)

NL MVP: Lou Gehrig (Boston) (2nd award)
NL MOP: Cy Blanton (CincinnatI)
NL ROY: Cy Blanton (Cincinnati)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Mel Ott (Chicago) .251, Joe Medwick (Boston) .245
Home Runs: Jimmie Foxx (Detroit) 48, Lou Gehrig (Boston) 42
Runs Batted In: Jimmie Foxx (Detroit) 119, Lou Gehrig (Boston) 102
Stolen Bases: Don Bradman (Kansas City) 28, Ben Chapman (Philadelphia) 31
WAR: Jimmie Foxx (Detroit) 13.2, Arky Vaughan (St. Louis) 11.5

Wins: Red Lucas (Boston) 24, Larry French (New York) 22
ERA: Pete Donohue (Chicago) 0.96, Dutch Leonard (Cincinnati) 1.40
Strikeouts: Van Mungo (Cleveland) 168, Cy Blanton (Cincinnati) 141
Saves: Hal Smith (Washington) 38, Milt Shoffner (Boston) 38
WAR: Pete Donohue (Chicago) 15.4, Carl Hubbell (Texas) 14.9

- The White Sox won their third pennant in four years, with Ott, Donohue, and Ben Cantwell starring.
- The Braves outlasted the Cardinals to setup a World Series rematch. Medwick, Gehrig, and Sam West led the way at the plate.
- Foxx and Ott were the only two hitters in baseball with an OPS above 1.000.
- Babe Ruth (Baltimore) hit 31 homers, but his OPS+ slipped to 137, the worst since he was 21.
- Donohue had an ERA under 1 for the second straight season. His 0.585 WHIP set a new record for stinginess.
- Arky Vaughan showed exceptional discipline, batting .229/.409/.420, and also playing excellent defense at shortstop.
- Rookie Cy Blanton finished first or second in the NL in all three Triple Crown categories.

Achievements & Milestones
- Oral Hildebrand (White Sox) struck out ten Indians as he threw a perfect game.
- There were 22 no-hitters, with Cy Blanton (Cincinnati) throwing a pair. Teammates Carl Hubbell and Herman Pillette (Texas) threw them two days apart.
- Joe Sewell (Detroit) passed 2000 hits.
- Whitey Witt (Montreal), and Bill Lamar (Cubs) picked up hit #2500.
- Joe Hauser (Detroit), Bill Terry (Kansas City), Jim Bottomley (Washington), Al Simmons (Detroit), and Jimmie Foxx (Detroit) homered for the 300th time.
- Hack Wilson (NY Giants) and Lou Gehrig (Braves) joined the 400 home run club.
- Clarence Mitchell (Browns), Carmen Hill (Washington), and Herman Pillette (Texas) won their 200th games.

World Series
- Chicago defeated Boston, 5 games to 3.
- Woody English was the series MVP. The shortstop batted 7-27 with 7 RBI.
- Game One was a pitchers' duel. Pete Donohue (Chicago) allowed one run in eight frames, but Paul Derringer (Boston) went the distance, shutting out Chicago for a 1-0 win.
- The Pale Hose got shut out again in Game Two, with Lon Warneke (Boston) allowing just three hits in his CGSO. Lou Gehrig (Boston) hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning.
- Rick Ferrell (Chicago) hit two homers in Game Three, with the White Sox winning 5-2.
- English doubled and homered in Game Seven. Chicago won 7-3.
- English was also the star of Game Eight, with a single, a double, and a homer, for 4 RBI, and another 7-3 win to seal the series.
- Ferrell had eight hits. Pete Scott (Chicago) was 6-23 with 8 RBI, and Mel Ott (Chicago) went 6-26.
- Joe Shaute and Oral Hildebrand (Chicago) both won both of their starts.
- Gehrig was 5-26 with 4 RBI.
- Back-to-back rings for the White Sox.

- Johnny Bassler. One of the finest all-around catchers of his generation. Yankees star tallied 2330 hits for a 116 OPS+, six Gold Gloves, three Silver Sluggers, and seven All-Star games. More games, runs, and hits than any other catcher.
- Dutch Reuther. 244-246 record, mostly for Milwaukee. 104 ERA+ over long career. Three Gold Gloves, and two All-Stars.

- Minnesota drafted Beau Bell first overall.
- Pitcher Claude Passeau went second to the Phillies.
- Montreal chose Ival Goodman at #3.
- The Yankees drafted Bobby Estalella fourth.

Woody English was the World Series MVP.

Cy Blanton was the National League's Rookie of the Year and Most Outstanding Pitcher.
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