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Old 11-28-2019, 02:20 AM   #45
Jamee999
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1937

Changes
  • Change a fielding mod (larger) - Third basemen will now have 20% more range.
  • Change strategic tend (larger) - Relief pitchers will now be used much more often.
  • Four-team expansion - The Toronto Blue Jays and Nashville Sounds will be added to the AL. The Indianapolis Hoosiers and the Durham Bulls will join the NL.
Off-Season
- Veteran outfielder Al Wingo signed with the Red Sox.

American League
Washington Senators (93-61)
Boston Red Sox (88-66)
Chicago White Sox (86-68)
Cleveland Indians (86-68)
Minnesota Twins (81-73)
Detroit Tigers (77-77)
St. Louis Browns (76-78)
Kansas City Royals (74-80)
New York Yankees (68-86)
Baltimore Orioles (66-88)
Texas Rangers (65-89)
Providence Angels (64-90)

AL MVP: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) (6th award)
AL CYA: Lefty Grove (Cleveland (4th award)
AL ROY: Tommy Henrich (Providence)

National League
Chicago Cubs (90-64)
Brooklyn Dodgers (88-66)
Montreal Expos (83-71)
Boston Braves (82-72)
Louisville Colonels (81-73)
Milwaukee Brewers (81-73)
Cincinnati Reds (80-74)
St. Louis Cardinals (78-76)
Philadelphia Phillies (74-80)
Pittsburgh Pirates (74-80)
New York Giants (62-92)
Newark Bears (51-103)

NL MVP: Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 2nd award)
NL MOP: Larry French (Cincinnati) (3rd award)
NL ROY: Cliff Melton (Cincinnati)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) .274, Hank Greenberg (Brooklyn) .253
Home Runs: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) 43, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) / Hank Greenberg (Brooklyn) 51
Runs Batted In: Hal Trosky (Washington) 126, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 121
Stolen Bases: Ben Chapman (Washington) 17, Jack Burns (Pittsburgh) 19
WAR: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) 13.5, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 12.9

Wins: Tommy Bridges (Chicago) 22, Lefty Stewart (Brooklyn) / Lon Warneke (St. Louis) 22
ERA: Lefty Grove (Cleveland) 1.54, Larry French (Cincinnati) 1.21
Strikeouts: Tommy Bridges (Chicago) 172, Cliff Melton (Cincinnati) / Lon Warneke (St. Louis) 133
Saves: Clarence Pickrel (Chicago) 40, Paul Hopkins (Philadelphia) 38
WAR: Cy Blanton (Detroit) 9.8, Larry French (Cincinnati) 14.6

Notes
- The Senators won the pennant for the first time since 1910. Trosky was the star, but Augie Galan, rookie Ken Keltner, Don Bradman, and Vic Sorrell were also key as Washington won 27 more games than in 1936.
- The Cubs defeated the Dodgers in a fierce pennant race. Pitching was key for Chicago, as starters Carl Fischer and Paul Dean both had ERAs below 2.
- Johnny Mize (Minnesota) finished second in the AL in average and homers.
- David Prince (Minnesota) made just six starts due to arm injuries.
- Greenberg was one RBI away from the Triple Crown.
- The Twins traded veteran Jim Bottomley to Louisville for a minor league pitcher.

Achievements & Milestones
- Harlond Clift (Browns) hit three home runs in a game.
- There were 18 no-hitters, including two by Schoolboy Rowe (NY Yankees).
- Marty McManus (Newark) hit safely for the 2000th time.
- Don Hurst (NY Giants) reached 300 HRs.
- Chuck Klein (Texas) hit his 400th homer.
- Hack Wilson (Minnesota) and Lou Gehrig (Boston) joined the 500 home run club.
- Lefty Grove (Cleveland) won his 200th game, and struck out his 2000th hitter.

World Series
- Chicago defeated Washington, 5 games to 1.
- Bud Hafey was the series MVP. He went 5-20 with three homers and six RBI.
- Hughie Critz (Chicago) was 3-4 with two doubles and three RBI in Game Three, an 8-2 Cubs win.
- Hafey hit two homers in Game Five, which the Cubs won 6-2.
- Paul Dean (Chicago) secured the championship for the Cubbies, as he allowed just a single run in their 3-1 win in Game Six.
- Jimmy Shevlin (Chicago) had four RBI, but just three hits.
- Carl Fischer and Paul Dean both won both of their starts.
- Hal Trosky (Washington) was 3-21, while Don Bradman (Washington) went just 2-21.
- The first world championship for the Cubs.

Retirements
- Lew Fonseca. Outfielder who put up good years for Brooklyn. Led the NL in doubles four times, and average in 1924. Two All-Star games. 2162 hits, and a 122 OPS+.
- Roy Hobbs. Hard-hitting first baseman who won four titles with Cleveland, and another with Newark. WS MVP in 1923 and 1924. Three Gold Gloves, and three All-Stars. 132 career OPS+.
- Charlie Hollocher. Five Gold Gloves and five All-Stars for excellent second baseman. Only a 99 OPS+, but still a fine all-around player for the Red Sox, winning three Silver Sluggers.
- Pat O'Farrell. Strong two-way second baseman who was another key part of Indians dynasty that won four straight rings. 2532 career hits, 115 OPS+, two Gold Gloves, and two All-Stars.

Draft
- Nashville drafted Lou Boudreau first overall.
- Joe Gordon went second to Durham.
- Indianapolis selected Roy Cullenbine third.
- Pitcher Mort Cooper was picked by the Blue Jays fourth.
- The Giants drafted Enos Slaughter at #6.


Hack Wilson joined the 500 home run club.


Ace Paul Dean won the World Series with the Cubs.
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