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Old 11-18-2019, 12:59 AM   #21
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Changes
  • Historic relocation -The Philadelphia Athletics will become the Kansas City Athletics.
  • Clear rosters - !!! An enormous change. Every player becomes a free agent.
  • Contraction - The Rochester Red Wings and the St. Louis Browns will be removed from the league.
Here is where some of the most notable stars moved following the roster clearing.

- Red Ames - Braves to Athletics
- Pete Alexander - Yankees to Bisons
- Frank Baker - Colonels to Quakers
- Johnny Bassler - Stayed with Yankees
- Ginger Beaumont - Pirates to Cardinals
- Charles Bender - Twins to Yankees
- Heinie Berger - Braves to Giants
- Bill Bradley - Indians to Dodgers
- Donie Bush - Indians to Colonels
- Ralph Caldwell - Giants to Dodgers
- Ray Chapman - Bisons to Orioles
- Ty Cobb - Angels to Dodgers
- Eddie Collins - Braves to Yankees
- Ray Collins - Senators to Twins
- Bill Donovan - Dodgers to Cardinals
- Elmer Flick - Phillies to Athletics
- Jack Fournier - Browns to Dodgers
- Bubbles Hargrave - Browns to Orioles
- Harry Heilmann - Orioles to Nationals
- Pete Hill - Red Sox to Angels
- Rogers Hornsby - Red Wings to Brewers
- Joe Jackson - Nationals to Pirates
- Walter Johnson - Senators to Tigers
- Joe Judge - Browns to Orioles
- High Pockets Kelly - Phillies to White Sox
- Harry Krause - Angels to Red Sox
- Dutch Leonard - Orioles to Indians
- Sherry Magee - Cubs to Dodgers
- Rabbit Maranville - White Sox to Braves
- Guy Morton - Packers to Angels
- Pat O'Farrell - Giants to Indians
- Steve O'Neill - Browns to Braves
- Roger Peckinpaugh - Bisons to Dodgers
- Jeff Pfeffer - Pirates to Dodgers
- Eddie Plank Jr. - Nationals to Twins
- Del Pratt - Yankees to Twins
- Sam Rice - Tigers to Cubs
- Babe Ruth - Bisons to Braves
- George Ruth - Phillies to Nationals
- George Sisler - Cardinals to Giants
- Tris Speaker - Giants to Brewers
- Honus Wagner - Pirates to Angels
- Ed Walsh - Indians to Dodgers
- Zack Wheat - Colonels to Braves
- Ken Williams - Quakers to Cubs
- Hooks Wiltse - Dodgers to Pirates
- Ivey Wingo - Braves to Quakers
- Joe Wood - Dodgers to Giants

American League
Detroit Tigers (88-52)
New York Yankees (86-54)

Cleveland Indians (85-55)
Baltimore Orioles (83-57)
Minnesota Twins (77-63)
Chicago White Sox (74-66)
Milwaukee Brewers (71-69)
Kansas City Athletics (61-79)
Providence Angels (59-81)
Boston Red Sox (55-85)
Philadelphia Quakers (52-88)
Washington Senators (49-91)

AL MVP: Tris Speaker (Milwaukee) (3rd award, 1st in AL)
AL CYA: Dutch Leonard (Cleveland)
AL ROY: Irish Meusel (Cleveland)

National League
Boston Braves (89-51)
Louisville Colonels (84-56)

Brooklyn Dodgers (82-58)
Cincinnati Reds (74-66)
Pittsburgh Pirates (74-66)
Kansas City Packers (67-73)
St. Louis Cardinals (65-75)
Buffalo Bisons (64-76)
New Jersey Nationals (64-76)
Philadelphia Phillies (64-76)
Chicago Cubs (57-83)
New York Giants (56-84)

NL MVP: Babe Ruth (Boston)
NL MOP: Reb Russell (Louisville)
NL ROY: Ross Youngs (Cleveland)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Tris Speaker (Milwaukee) .345, Ty Cobb (Brooklyn) .364
Home Runs: High Pockets Kelly (Chicago) 10, Babe Ruth (Boston) 27
Runs Batted In: Harry Hooper (Detroit) 71, Babe Ruth (Boston) 105
Stolen Bases: Tillie Shafer (Detroit) / Jack Smith (Chicago) 36, Donie Bush (Louisville) 33
WAR: Tris Speaker (Milwaukee) 8.5, Roger Peckinpaugh (Brooklyn) 9.2

Wins: Doc Ayers (New York) / Dutch Leonard (Cleveland) 24, Harry Coveleski (Brooklyn) 24
ERA: Dutch Leonard (Cleveland) 1.49, Claude Hendrix (Cincinnati) 1.49
Strikeouts: Walter Johnson (Detroit) 190, Ed Walsh (Brooklyn) 179
Saves: Homer Hillebrand (New York) 27, George Dumont (Boston) 39
WAR: Walter Johnson (Detroit) 7.5, Ed Walsh (Brooklyn) 10.4

Notes
- Detroit, New York, and Cleveland battled down the stretch, with the Yankees overtaking the Indians in the final week.
- The roster clearance didn't stop the Braves from finishing atop the NL standings for the third straight year.
- Good pitching and defense let Louisville pip the star-studded Brooklyn Dodgers to the second NLCS spot.
- Speaker led the American League in hits, average, OBP, slugging, OPS, and WAR.
- Dutch Leonard was fourteen strikeouts away from winning the Triple Crown.
- Babe Ruth emerged as a bone fide superstar, batting .354/.465/.576 and setting the single-season home run record.

Achievements & Milestones
- Ruth became the first man to hit three home runs in a single game, going deep in all three at-bats against Howie Camnitz in Pittsburgh on August 16th.
- Walter Johnson (Detroit) hit for the cycle while playing as the designated hitter against the White Sox on June 13th, one of nine appearances for Johnson as a non-pitcher.
- George Dumont (Braves) broke the single-season saves record.
- Mike Donlin (Providence), Solly Hofman (Packers), and Freddy Parent (Phillies) all reached 2000 hits.
- Tom Hughes (White Sox) and Ed Walsh (Brooklyn) won their 200th games.
- Charles Bender (Yankees) struck out his 2000th batter.

ALCS
- Detroit defeated New York, 3 games to 2.
- 1B Marty Kavanagh was MVP, as he went 7-18 with a homer.
- The Yankees scored three runs in the ninth inning of Game Two, to win 5-4 and level the series.
- Lefty Tyler (Detroit) threw a sublime three-hitter in Game Three, re-taking the series lead.
- Doc Ayers (New York) came back with a Game Four shutout, sending the series to a decisive final game.
- Game Five was a pitchers' duel between Walter Johnson (Detroit) and Chief Bender (New York). Johnson was victorious, as the Tigers' ace won 2-1, and sent his team to the World Series for the first time.
- Eddie Collins (New York) struggled, going only 3-19.
NLCS
- Louisville defeated Boston, 3 games to 1.
- The MVP was Vean Gregg, who threw eight scoreless innings in Game One, as Louisville won 4-0, and then a complete game two-hitter in Game Four, as the Colonels won 1-0, and secured the pennant for the first time.
- Donie Bush went 6-13 for Louisville.
- Babe Ruth (Boston) was not effective, as he managed only two hits.

World Series
- Detroit defeated Louisville, 5 games to 3.
- Walter Johnson was the series MVP, allowing one run in 15.1 innings of work.
- Johnson threw a brilliant shutout in Game Three, allowing only three hits and three walks.
- Game Four took an extra frame to decide, as Donie Bush (Louisville) hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the eleventh frame.
- Vean Gregg continued his NLCS form in Game Five, throwing a shutout, as the Cols won 3-0.
- Game Six was a marathon. Tillie Shafer (Detroit) was the hero in the end, cracking a line drive to score Heinie Heitmuller in the fifteenth inning.
- Reb Russell (Louisville) came up huge in Game Seven, as his two-hit shutout kept the series alive for the Colonels.
- Tillie Shafer was 10-35, with hits at crucial moments.
- Harry Hooper (Detroit) struggled, going only 4-27.
- Edd Roush (Louisville) was 13-31.

Retirements
- Fred Beebe. 1907 AL Most Outstanding Pitcher. Cleveland ace, who picked up a ring in 1916. 181-113 career record, with a 2.38 ERA.
- Roger Bresnahan. Nine-time All-Star backstop for the Orioles. Eight Silver Sluggers for the offensive powerhouse catcher.
- Johnny Evers. The outstanding defensive second baseman of his generation, recognized with ten Gold Gloves. Strong career for Cleveland and the Phillies.
- Zaza Harvey. Speedy outfielder who led league in base thefts three times. Four All-Star nods, four Silver Sluggers, and two rings with the White Sox.
- Honus Wagner. Five-time MVP, generally considered to be one of the greatest players of all-time. 1901 and 1912 World Series MVP, and won three rings with the Pirates. Thirteen-time All-Star.
- Hooks Wiltse. NL Most Outstanding Pitcher in 1901, 1911, and 1913. 216-142 career record. Known for his dominating curveball. Ace of the Dodgers staff for more than a decade.

Off-Season
- The Senators chose Austin McHenry with the first overall pick.
- Outfielder Johnny Mostill went second to the Quakers.
- The Red Sox opted for Charlie Hollocher at #3.
- Waite Hoyt was the first pitcher off the board, to the Cubs at five.
- The Cubs traded started Ed Summers to the Red Sox for four prospects, including outfielder Socks Seibold.
- Washington traded Elmer Smith and a minor leaguer to the Yankees for starter Bert Gallia.
- The Phillies traded starter Ray Fisher to the NL champion Colonels for two prospects.
- The Cardinals traded veteran hurler Bill Donovan to the Yankees for two hitting prospects.


Babe Ruth set a home run record as he won the National League MVP.


Walter Johnson of the Tigers was World Series MVP.

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