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Old 11-22-2019, 11:48 PM   #30
Jamee999
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Changes
  • Change hits (smaller) - Hits will now be 70% as common as real life.
  • Take [team] 5*SS money - The Quakers' budget was reduced by $49k.
  • Change triples (larger) - Triples will return to normal rates.
Off-Season
- The Yankees traded catcher Johnny Gooch to Washington for outfielder Austin McHenry and a minor league pitcher.
- Starter Red Ames signed in free agency with the Reds.

American League
Cleveland Indians (96-59)
Baltimore Orioles (95-60)
Milwaukee Brewers (92-62)
Providence Angels (92-62)
Philadelphia Quakers (86-68)
Kansas City Athletics (81-73)
Chicago White Sox (75-79)
Detroit Tigers (74-80)
St. Louis Browns (69-85)
Washington Senators (69-85)
Minnesota Twins (67-87)
Toronto Blue Jays (67-87)
Boston Red Sox (59-95)
New York Yankees (57-97)

AL MVP: Rogers Hornsby (Milwaukee) (6th award)
AL CYA: Harry Krause (Providence) (8th award)
AL ROY: Dick Cox (Chicago)

National League
Boston Braves (90-64)
Indianapolis Hoosiers (86-68)
New York Giants (86-68)
Chicago Cubs (85-69)
New Jersey Nationals (85-69)
Brooklyn Dodgers (83-71)
Louisville Colonels (80-74)
Buffalo Bisons (76-78)
St. Louis Cardinals (73-81)
Cincinnati Reds (70-84)
Philadelphia Phillies (67-87)
Kansas City Packers (66-88)
Pittsburgh Pirates (66-88)
Columbus Clippers (65-89)

NL MVP: Babe Ruth (Boston) (9th award)
NL MOP: Elmer Knetzer (Boston)
NL ROY: Mandy Brooks (Buffalo)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Rogers Hornsby (Milwaukee) .262, Babe Ruth (Boston) .277
Home Runs: Rogers Hornsby (Milwaukee) 34, Babe Ruth (Boston) 61
Runs Batted In: Joe Hauser (Philadelphia) 78, Babe Ruth (Boston) 105
Stolen Bases: Joe Judge (Baltimore) 27, Sparky Adams (Cincinnati) 23
WAR: Rogers Hornsby (Milwaukee) 15.3, Babe Ruth (Boston) 16.5

Wins: Harry Krause (Providence) / Harry Suter (Kansas City) / Joe Wood (Milwaukee) 22, 4 NL Pitchers 21
ERA: George Smith (Cleveland) 1.43, Percy Jones (Chicago) 1.15
Strikeouts: Lefty Grove (Washington) 199, Charlie Whitehouse (Indianapolis) 167
Saves: Scott Perry (Baltimore) 31, Paul Strand (New York) 36
WAR: Harry Suter (Kansas City) 12.3, Eddie Plank (Buffalo) 11.2

Notes
- Cleveland lost their final four regular season games, leading to a one-game playoff with the Orioles. The Indians won 8-0, with George Smith throwing a shutout.
- Boston broke out of a fierce multi-way battle for the NL pennant to return to the World Series.
- The depression in base hits made power hitters like Hornsby and Ruth even more valuable as both leagues had record low ERAs.
- Hornsby batted .262/.368/.548, while Ruth was .277/.402/.662.

Achievements & Milestones
- Mickey Cochrane (KC Packers) hit for the cycle.
- Jim Shaw (Browns) threw the first perfect game in big league history. He struck out four Senators on May 11th.
- There were 15 total no-hitters. Bill Steen (Baltimore) and Ferdie Schupp (Cubs) both threw their second career no-no, while Harry Krause (Providence) threw his third and fourth lifetime no-hitter during the season, blanking both Detroit and Boston.
- Babe Ruth (Braves), Rabbit Maranville (Braves), Roger Peckinpaugh (Brooklyn), Ray Chapman (Baltimore), Steve O'Neill (Braves), and Harry Heilmann (New Jersey) reached 200 hits.
- Ruth also became the first man to 400 homers.
- Bill James (Louisville) won his 200th game.
- Dutch Leonard (Cleveland) and Harry Suter (KC Athletics) struck out their 2000th batters.
- Red Ames (Cincinnati) joined the 3000 strikeout club.
- Ben Van Dyke (Indianapolis) saved his 300th game.
- Eddie Collins (KC Athletics) became the first man to bat 10000 times.

World Series
- Cleveland defeated Boston, 5 games to 4.
- Doc Crandall (Boston) was the series MVP, going 2-0.
- Crandall threw a two-hit shutout in Game Four, winning 3-0 and tying the series, and then another two-hit shutout in Game Eight, winning 10-0!
- Two-out hits from Billy Southworth and Steve O'Neill in the bottom of the 12th inning of Game Seven kept the series alive, as the Braves won 2-1.
- Three runs in the fifth inning of Game Nine took Boston to a 3-2 victory.
- Pat O'Farrell (Cleveland) struggled, batting only 4-35. Tris Speaker was 8-32, while Bob O'Farrell was 10-30.
- Stars Roy Hobbs and Dutch Leonard both missed the series for Cleveland, while ace Pete Schneider was absent for Boston.
- Billy Southworth (Boston) was 11-35, Bert Griffith was 11-38 for the Braves.
- Babe Ruth was 7-33 with three homers.
- Cleveland joined the Boston Americans (Red Sox) 1905-1908 in winning four straight titles.
- The Braves have been on the losing side in six of the last eight World Series, only winning it all in 1920.

Retirements
- Al Bridwell. 2222 hits, mostly for Cincinnati. Two Gold Gloves at shortstop, as excellent fielding went along with solid hitting in a long career.
- Claude Hendrix. Workhorse who labored for many bad teams, making seven All-Star teams in spite of a 176-208 career record. Mostly played for Cardinals and Reds.
- Sherry Magee. 2400 hits and 499 steals for outfielder with Cubs and Dodgers. Three All-Star nods, as well as a Silver Slugger and a Gold Glove.
- Fred Merkle. 2341 hits for veteran first baseman. Two Silver Sluggers, one All-Star, and a title with Milwaukee in 1918.
- Dixie Walker. Veteran ace who totaled a 215-203 record with 23 saves for Baltimore, New Jersey, Louisville, and Brooklyn.
- Ivey Wingo. 1915 NL MVP. Five-time All-Star catcher for the Braves and Quakers whose career dropped off after showing excellence in his 20s. Three Gold Gloves and two Silver Sluggers showed his ability as an all-around backstop.

Draft
- The Yankees selected Joe Cronin with the first pick.
- Mel Ott went second to the Red Sox.
- Columbus chose Babe Herman at #3.
- Kansas City opted for Paul Waner fourth overall.
- The Pirates drafted Tony Lazzeri fifth.


Percy Jones had the best ERA in baseball.


Doc Crandall allowed no runs and just four hits in two World Series complete games, but his Braves lost the deciding Game Nine.

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