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Old 11-19-2019, 12:50 AM   #22
Jamee999
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1918

Changes
  • Erase all injuries - This benefits Max Carey (Yankees) who was set to miss most of the season.
  • Add fictional player - Roy Hobbs, a 19-year-old first baseman from Nebraska, was added to the game. He signed with Cleveland.
  • Expand FA - Players will become free agents after 13 years of major league service time.
American League
Milwaukee Brewers (89-51)
Chicago White Sox (87-53)

Detroit Tigers (80-60)
Baltimore Orioles (77-63)
Kansas City Athletics (73-67)
New York Yankees (73-67)
Boston Red Sox (67-73)
Minnesota Twins (64-76)
Cleveland Indians (59-81)
Providence Angels (59-81)
Washington Senators (58-82)
Philadelphia Quakers (54-86)

AL MVP: Rogers Hornsby (Milwaukee) (2nd award)
AL CYA: Frank Corridon (Chicago)
AL ROY: Charlie Hollocher (Boston)

National League
Boston Braves (89-51)
Louisville Colonels (80-61)

New Jersey Nationals (80-62)
Brooklyn Dodgers (79-62)
New York Giants (72-68)
Kansas City Packers (70-70)
Philadelphia Phillies (70-70)
Pittsburgh Pirates (67-73)
Cincinnati Reds (65-75)
Chicago Cubs (61-79)
Buffalo Bisons (58-82)
St. Louis Cardinals (51-89)

NL MVP: Babe Ruth (Boston) (2nd award)
NL MOP: Hod Eller (Boston)
NL ROY: Tom Sheehan (Kansas City)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Rogers Hornsby (Milwaukee) .358, George Sisler (New York) .362
Home Runs: Rogers Hornsby (Milwaukee) 16, Babe Ruth (Boston) 20
Runs Batted In: Elmer Smith (New York) 102, Babe Ruth (Boston) 82
Stolen Bases: Tillie Shafer (Detroit) 40, George Moriarty (Philadelphia) / Ray Schalk (Philadelphia) 28
WAR: Rogers Hornsby (Milwaukee) 10.4, Rabbit Maranville (Boston) 8.3

Wins: Herb Pennock (Chicago) 23, Hod Eller (Boston) 22
ERA: Frank Corridon (Chicago) 1.50, Rube Kroh (New Jersey) 1.36
Strikeouts: Harry Krause (Boston) 163, George Ruth (New Jersey) 131
Saves: Fred Applegate (Chicago) 25, George Dumont (Boston) 35
WAR: Charles Bender (New York) 8.7, Ed Walsh (Brooklyn) 7.6

Notes
- Milwaukee's superstar pairing of Speaker and Hornsby powered the Brewers to the top of the American League.
- Chicago's excellent pitching gave the White Sox an ALCS bid.
- There was a three-way tie between Brooklyn, Louisville, and New Jersey for the second NLCS spot. George Ruth (New Jersey) threw seven strong innings to eliminate Brooklyn, 6-2, but Louisville won 3-1 the next day, to set a rematch of last year's NLCS.
- Hornsby hit .358/.432/.591 with 26 triples.
- Hornsby and Ruth were the only two men to hit more than eight homers.
- 37-year-old Frank Corridon had by far the best season of his career, spearheading Chicago's pennant push.
- Sisler's batting average was nearly 30 points better than any other NL hitter.
- The Braves led the NL in nearly every offensive category, and cruised to the joint-best record in baseball even with average pitching.
- Roy Hobbs (Cleveland) batted .234 in 99 games.
- The Red Sox traded veteran outfielder Jimmy Sheckard to Providence for two minor leaguers.
- The Braves traded Frank Gilhooley to Milwaukee for pitcher Rube Benton and a minor leaguer

Achievements & Milestones
- Ferdie Schupp (Philadelphia Quakers) threw a no-hitter against the Red Sox.
- Ty Cobb (Brooklyn) had a 33-game hitting streak split between 1917 and 1918.
- Bill Bradley (Brooklyn) joined Ginger Beaumont in the 2500 hits club.
- Jimmy Sebring (St. Louis), Eddie Collins (Yankees), and Sherry Magee (Brooklyn) all passed 2000 hits.
- Walter Johnson (Detroit) and Harry Krause (Red Sox) won their 200th games and struck out their 2000th batters. Jack Harper (Pittsburgh) also won #200.
- Bill Donovan (Cincinnati) became the first man to make 500 starts on the mound.

ALCS
- Milwaukee defeated Chicago, 3 games to 1.
- Outfielder Frank Gilhooley was MVP, going 7-15.
- Frank Corridon (Chicago) threw a shutout in Game One.
- Frank Lange (Milwaukee) sealed the series with a four-hit shutout in Game Four.
- Tris Speaker (Milwaukee) was 6-15, but Rogers Hornsby struggled, only picking up two hits.
- Milwaukee won the pennant for the first time since 1904.
NLCS
- Boston defeated Louisville, 3 games to 0.
- Rabbit Maranville was the series MVP. He batted 6-12.
- Babe Ruth (Boston) hit a two-run homer as part of a five-run rally for the Braves in the bottom of the first inning of Game One.
- Ruth and Zack Wheat had RBI singles in the top of the tenth inning in Game Three, powering the Braves to a series-clinching 3-1 win.
- Closer George Dumont had a big series, picking up two wins in relief.
- The Braves' third pennant.

World Series
- Milwaukee defeated Boston, 5 games to 4.
- Tris Speaker was MVP. The Grey Eagle went 16-35 with 8 RBI.
- Zack Wheat (Boston) went 5-5 with a triple in Game One.
- Milwaukee launched a furious two-out comeback in Game Two, scoring five runs in the top of the ninth to win 7-6 and level the series.
- The Brewers won Game Three in eleven innings, with a double and a steal from Fred Merkle allowing catcher Hank Gowdy to drive him in for a 5-4 win.
- A pitchers' duel between Fred Toney and Tom Hughes was settled in Milwaukee's favor in Game Eight, as Mike Mowrey cracked the game-winning double in the bottom of the tenth, giving the Brewers the 1-0 win.
- The Brewers won Game Nine 5-2, with Frank Gilhooley, Speaker, and Rogers Hornsby all driving home runs. Frank Lange picked up the win on the mound.
- Gilhooley (Milwaukee) was 11-32 facing the team he was traded away from midseason. Hornsby batted 8-33 with 4 RBI.
- Pete Alexander (Milwaukee) lost all three of his starts against Hod Eller.
- Tex McDonald and Zack Wheat (Boston) both went 18-37.
- Babe Ruth (Boston) struggled, batting only .194, though he did hit two home runs.
- Milwaukee previously won the World Series in 1904.

Retirements
- Heinie Berger. 1912 NL MOP. Member of 1911 Braves championship team. 155-93 record, 2.64 ERA. Overpowering stuff, but career started late, and injuries hampered his effectiveness after 30.
- Elmer Flick. 11-time All-Star, with 2454 career hits. Won two Gold Gloves, and was an effective outfielder for the Phillies for a long time. 1913 NLCS MVP.
- Jack Harper. Cardinals workhorse, winning a ring in 1903. 208-195, 2.78 ERA. Member of a big-league rotation at 40.
- Freddy Parent. Shortstop who was a key member of Boston's 1900s dynasty, winning five rings. Six-time All-Star, 1908 WS MVP. 2004 career hits, and more than 1000 RBI.

Draft
- The Cardinals chose Frankie Frisch with the first pick in the draft.
- Al Wingo went second to the Quakers.
- Washington chose Cliff Lee at #3.
- Buffalo elected for Earl Smith fourth.


Rogers Hornsby was AL MVP and a world champion.


Hod Eller was NL Most Outstanding Pitcher, and won three World Series games, but his Braves still fell just short of a title.

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