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Old 11-23-2019, 02:34 PM   #32
Jamee999
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1927

Changes
  • Random relocation - The Indianapolis Hoosiers were selected for relocation. I used the Census List of Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places in the US in 1930. I picked a city at random from the top 50. They relocated to Fort Worth, becoming the Texas Rangers, the first southern team.
  • 20 years later stats - Stats will now be based on 40 years after the present day.
  • International relocation - The Buffalo Bisons will become the Montreal Expos.
Off-Season
- The Cardinals traded infielder Frank Parkinson to the Cubs for starter Waite Hoyt and a minor leaguer.
- Eight-time AL Cy Young winner Harry Krause and reigning winner Lew Moren both signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

American League
Milwaukee Brewers (98-56)
New York Yankees (86-68)
Baltimore Orioles (83-71)
Cleveland Indians (83-71)
Providence Angels (79-75)
Detroit Tigers (77-77)
Washington Senators (77-77)
Kansas City Athletics (75-79)
Boston Red Sox (71-83)
Chicago White Sox (69-85)
St. Louis Browns (64-90)
Minnesota Twins (62-92)

AL MVP: Rogers Hornsby (Milwaukee) (7th award)
AL CYA: Earl Hamilton (New York)
AL ROY: Dick Bartell (Chicago)

National League
Boston Braves (96-58)
New Jersey Nationals (91-63)
New York Giants (83-71)
Chicago Cubs (80-74)
Texas Rangers (80-74)
Brooklyn Dodgers (75-79)
St. Louis Cardinals (74-80)
Louisville Colonels (73-81)
Cincinnati Reds (72-82)
Philadelphia Phillies (68-86)
Pittsburgh Pirates (68-86)
Montreal Expos (64-90)

NL MVP: Babe Ruth (Boston) (11th award)
NL MOP: Rube Foster (Boston)
NL ROY: Wally Roettger (Brooklyn)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Babe Herman (Detroit) .251, Babe Ruth (Boston) .294
Home Runs: Rogers Hornsby (Milwaukee) / Hack Wilson (Cleveland) 46, Babe Ruth (Boston) 81
Runs Batted In: Rogers Hornsby (Milwaukee) 99, Babe Ruth (Boston) 137
Stolen Bases: Joe Judge (Baltimore) 20, Bill Barrett (Philadelphia) 17
WAR: Rogers Hornsby (Milwaukee) 13.3, Babe Ruth (Boston) 19.1

Wins: Earl Hamilton (New York) 22, Rube Foster (Boston) 26
ERA: Roy Wilkinson (Washington) 1.29, George Ruth (New Jersey) 1.01
Strikeouts: Lefty Grove (Washington) 277, Bill James (Philadelphia) 170
Saves: Ralph Comstock (Milwaukee) / Red Hoff (Boston) 27, George Dumont (Boston) 40
WAR: Lefty Grove (Washington) 12.9, Rube Foster (Boston) 12.6

Notes
- The Brewers won the pennant for the first time since 1918, with Hornsby, Mickey Cochrane, Dutch Ruether, and Joe Wood starring.
- Babe Ruth hit 19 home runs in his first 24 games as he blew past his own records and slugged the Braves into the World Series as he won his third straight Triple Crown.
- Hornsby was eight points of batting average away from his own Triple Crown.
- Lefty Grove blew past strikeout records despite it being a poor era for pitcher Ks.
- Dutch Henry (NY Giants), a very good 25-year-old hurler, retired with a shoulder injury after going 16-3 with a 1.02 ERA in 1927.

Achievements & Milestones
- George Grantham (Baltimore) had a three home run game.
- Bernie Neis (Cubs) hit for the cycle, an impressive feat in an era of low offense.
- There were 29 no-hitters. Earl Hamilton (NY Yankees) threw his third and fourth, Harry Krause (Brooklyn) threw his sixth, while Jakie May (Cleveland) threw two no-hitters just eleven days apart. Pete Donohue (New Jersey) threw a pair of no-nos against the Dodgers.
- Nemo Leibold (Minnesota), Billy Southworth (Braves), Jack Tobin (Baltimore), and Walton Cruise (Minnesota) all reached 2000 hits.
- George Sisler (NY Giants), and Red Smith (Montreal) passed 2500 hits.
- Ty Cobb (Braves) joined the 3000 hit club.
- Erskine Mayer (Braves), George Ruth (New Jersey), Eddie Plank Jr. (Montreal), Wilbur Cooper (NY Yankees), and Doc Ayers (Browns) won their 200th games.
- Herb Pennock (White Sox) and Dutch Leonard (Cleveland) picked up their 250th wins.
- Joe Wood (Milwaukee) became the fourth man to win 300 games. He also struck out his 2500th batter.
- Eddie Collins (Kansas City) played his 3000th game.
- George Dumont (Braves) set a record by saving 40 games in a single year.
- Walter Johnson (Texas) became the first pitcher to throw 400 complete games.

World Series
- Boston defeated Milwaukee, 5 games to 1.
- Babe Ruth was the series MVP. He was 8-19 with three homers and five RBI.
- Rube Foster (Boston) threw a four-hit shutout in Game One.
- Ruth hit a walk-off homer in Game Two, to win the game 3-2.
- Speed Martin (Milwaukee) allowed only a single hit in Game Three, to bring the series back to 2-1.
- Pete Schneider won the series in Game Six, throwing a shutout, while Ruth hit a pair of homers.
- The Braves' third title in eleven World Series trips.

Retirements
- Ray Fisher. 249-250 career record with the Twins and Phillies.
- Tex McDonald. 2353 hits and four Silver Sluggers at third base. Twice an All-Star, and won a ring in 1920.
- Lew Moren. Workhorse knuckleballer who surprisingly won the 1926 AL CYA. 272-279 career record with a 3.24 ERA. 1926 World Series winner.
- Tris Speaker. One of the outstanding all-around players of all-time. Four-time MVP, 11-time All-Star, 13 Gold Gloves, four batting titles, five World Series wins. 3060 career hits.
- Bobby Veach. 2146 hits for the four-time All-Star with the Twins and Athletics.
- Zack Wheat. 1916 NL MVP. 7-time All-Star, and 8-time Silver Slugger. 3126 hits and a .325 average. 1920 ring with the Braves, and 1926 with Providence.

Draft
- Chuck Klein was the first overall pick for the Twins.
- Catcher Bill Dickey went second to Montreal.
- Pitcher Carl Hubbell was the third pick for the Browns.
- The Phillies picked Ed Morgan at #4.


Earl Hamilton was the AL Cy Young Award winner.


Lefty Grove set the single season strikeout record.
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