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Old 11-24-2019, 11:53 PM   #40
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  • Swap two team best - Paul Derringer (Cubs), the reigning NL MOP, and first baseman Dale Alexander (White Sox) are traded for one another, swapping sides of Chicago.
  • Random year stats - Statistics will be based on 1973.
  • Fire manager - The Senators' manager was fired.
- The Cardinals traded Frankie Frisch to Brooklyn for outfielder Lew Fonseca and a minor league pitcher.
- The Reds sent Kiki Cuyler to Washington in exchange for shortstop Stu Clarke and a prospect.
- Veteran Ross Youngs was sent from Louisville to Texas for prospect Bill Dunlap.
- Bill James moved from the Phillies to the Tigers.
- Veteran Pat O'Farrell signed with the Giants in free agency. He previously played for them in 1916.

American League
St. Louis Browns (96-52)
New York Yankees (83-65)
Boston Red Sox (80-68)
Minnesota Twins (80-68)
Washington Senators (76-72)
Cleveland Indians (75-73)
Providence Angels (74-74)
Detroit Tigers (69-79)
Chicago White Sox (65-83)
Kansas City Athletics (65-83)
Baltimore Orioles (64-84)
Milwaukee Brewers (61-87)

AL MVP: Jimmie Foxx (New York) (2nd award)
AL CYA: Bill Doak (Kansas City)
AL ROY: Bill Swift (St. Louis)

National League
Cincinnati Reds (90-58)
Brooklyn Dodgers (84-64)
Pittsburgh Pirates (81-67)
Newark Bears (78-70)
Louisville Colonels (73-75)
Texas Rangers (73-75)
Chicago Cubs (72-76)
St. Louis Cardinals (71-77)
Montreal Expos (69-79)
Philadelphia Phillies (68-80)
Boston Braves (66-82)
New York Giants (63-85)

NL MVP: Ripper Collins (Louisville)
NL MOP: Pete Donohue (Newark) (7th award)
NL ROY: Joe Medwick (St. Louis)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Chuck Klein (Minnesota) .238, Babe Ruth (Boston) .258
Home Runs: Jimmie Foxx (New York) 48, Ripper Collins (Louisville) 61
Runs Batted In: Jimmie Foxx (New York) 107, Ripper Collins (Louisville) 118
Stolen Bases: Joe Judge (Baltimore) 20, Ethan Allen (Philadelphia) 14
WAR: Jimmie Foxx (New York) 10.7, Babe Ruth (Boston) 10.1

Wins: Ted Lyons (Cleveland) 20, Pete Donohue (Newark) 22
ERA: Bill Doak (Kansas City) 1.59, Hub Pruett (Brooklyn) 1.22
Strikeouts: Pat Malone (Kansas City) 158, Whit Wyatt (Newark) 184
Saves: Tim McCabe (Detroit) / Jim Wright (New York) 28, Bud Tinning (Louisville) / Dutch Ulrich (Pittsburgh) 35
WAR: Carl Hubbell (St. Louis) 10.4, Pete Donohue (Newark) 13.7

- The Browns cantered to their first pennant, with Bob Fothergill, Goose Goslin, Carlton Fisk, Carl Hubbell, and Larry French leading the way.
- Cincinnati's one-two punch of Lou Gehrig and Earl Averill bashed 46 and 36 homers respectively, as they took the Reds to the most runs in the NL, and their first pennant since 1907.
- The Braves had a terrible season, even as Babe Ruth kept producing. Recent retirements caught up to Boston, while aging starters Rube Foster, Pete Schneider, and Joe Wood all had poor years.
- Ruth's run of 15 straight NL MVPs was finally broken by Ripper Collins.
- Paul Derringer (White Sox) went 15-7 with a 1.86 ERA in the American League, but his new team scored the fewest runs in the league. Dale Alexander (Cubs), the man who went the other way in the trade, hit 29 homers, and formed a mean tandem with Jim Bottomley.

Achievements & Milestones
- Jim Bottomley and Dale Alexander (both Cubs) had three homer games just ten days apart.
- Jimmy Ring (Washington) threw a perfect game against the Reds.
- Tommy Thomas (Philadelphia) threw two no-hitters.
- Jack Smith (White Sox) hit safely for the 2000th time.
- Billy Southworth (Braves) and High Pockets Kelly (White Sox) both collected their 2500th hits.
- Babe Ruth (Boston) joined the 3000 hit club.
- Lou Gehrig (Cincinnati) bashed his 300th homer.
- Rogers Hornsby (Milwaukee) became the second man to hit 400 homers.
- Hugh McQuillan (Minnesota) won his 200th game.
- Rube Foster (Braves) and Burleigh Grimes (Cubs) picked up win #250.
- Tim McCabe (Detroit) picked up his 300th save.
- George Dumont (Braves) saved his 400th game, and broke Ralph Caldwell's record of 403 career saves.
- Joe Wood (Braves) became the all-time wins leader, surpassing Harry Krause.

World Series
- St. Louis defeated Cincinnati, 5 games to 4.
- Outfielder Bruce Campbell was the MVP. He was 7-28 with three home runs.
- Larry French (St. Louis) threw a shutout in Game Two, as the Browns won 2-0.
- The first four games of the series were all won by the road team, as the series was tied at 2-2.
- Virgil Cheeves (Cincinnati) shutout the Browns in Game Five, allowing just five hits in the 3-0 win.
- Earl Averill (Cincinnati) made a crucial error in Game Six, allowing the go-ahead run to score as he failed to catch a fly ball. St. Louis won 5-4 in thirteen innings, and leveled the series.
- Campbell hit two homers in Game Eight, giving the Browns a 3-2 victory.
- Game Nine was a pitchers' duel - scoreless through eight innings. The Browns exploded in the top of the ninth, scoring six runs, and winning their first World Series.
- Carlton Fisk (St. Louis) was 7-32 with two homers and seven runs driven in.
- Lou Gehrig (Cincinnati) was 8-35 with four homers and eight RBI. Earl Averill was 8-33.
- Carl Hubbell (St. Louis) won Games One and Nine, but lost Game Five.
- Sam Gibson (Cincinnati) was 2-0 with three earned runs in his two starts.

- Rube Foster. 1927 NL MOP, 1930 WS MVP. 253-229 pitcher, with 124 career ERA+. Won three rings with the Braves late in his career.
- Bubbles Hargrave. 1921 AL MVP. Excellent long-serving catcher for the Orioles, winning rings in 1919 and 1921. 10 All-Star games, 2027 hits, 122 OPS+. 1146 RBI is a record for a catcher.

- The Brewers picked Hal Trosky first overall.
- Cecil Travis went second to the Giants.
- Bob Johnson was Baltimore's choice at #3.
- Kansas City drafted Frankie Hayes fourth.
- Montreal made Schoolboy Rowe the first pitcher off the board with the eighth pick.

Ripper Collins was the National League MVP.

Bruce Campbell was World Series MVP.
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