View Single Post
Old 11-29-2019, 02:32 PM   #50
Jamee999
All Star Reserve
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 762
Thanks: 796
Thanked 293x in 163 posts
1940

Changes
  • Release random 4*+ - Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland), the 32-year-old 7-time AL MVP, is released. He signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Lengthen playoffs - The League Championship Series is re-introduced.
  • Award winner retire - 29-year-old Hank Greenberg (Brooklyn), the reigning NL MVP and Triple Crown winner, retired!
Off-Season
- Veteran catcher Gabby Hartnett moved across town from the Yankees to the Dodgers.
- Shortstop Travis Jackson signed with the White Sox from Minnesota.

American League
Washington Senators (95-59)
Chicago White Sox (94-60)
Dayton Angels (92-62)
Kansas City Royals (86-68)
Baltimore Orioles (79-75)
Boston Red Sox (79-75)
Minnesota Twins (79-75)
Detroit Tigers (77-77)
St. Louis Browns (75-79)
New York Yankees (73-81)
Philadelphia Athletics (71-83)
Texas Rangers (67-87)
Cleveland Indians (58-96)
Nashville Sounds (53-101)

AL MVP: Hal Trosky (Washington (2nd award)
AL CYA: Cy Blanton (Detroit) (3rd award, 2nd in AL)
AL ROY: Wally Judnich (Philadelphia)

National League
Pittsburgh Pirates (107-47)
Chicago Cubs (97-57)

Louisville Colonels (92-62)
Cincinnati Reds (90-64)
New York Giants (83-71)
Philadelphia Phillies (83-71)
Milwaukee Brewers (82-72)
Montreal Expos (81-73)
Brooklyn Dodgers (80-74)
Boston Braves (61-93)
Newark Bears (60-94)
Indianapolis Hoosiers (58-96)
St. Louis Cardinals (53-101)
Durham Bulls (51-103)

NL MVP: Jimmie Foxx (Pittsburgh) (8th award, 1st in NL)
NL MOP: Carl Fischer (Chicago)
NL ROY: Clyde McCullough (Cincinnati)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Hal Trosky (Washington) .263, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) .232
Home Runs: Hal Trosky (Washington) 37, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 39
Runs Batted In: Hal Trosky (Washington) 117, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 91
Stolen Bases: Ben Chapman (Baltimore) / Johnny Welaj (St. Louis) 21, Gee Walker (Pittsburgh) 14
WAR: Wally Judnich (Philadelphia) 10.4, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 12.8

Wins: Cy Blanton (Detroit) / Bill Dietrich (Dayton) 21, Carl Fischer (Chicago) / Gene Schott (Milwaukee) 23
ERA: Cy Blanton (Detroit) 1.46, Carl Fischer (Chicago) 1.07
Strikeouts: Johnny Vander Meer (Minnesota) 147, Hal Newhouser (Newark) 143
Saves: Frank Gabler (St. Louis) / Howie Krist (Dayton) 32, Harry Eisenstat (Chicago) 39
WAR: Cy Blanton (Detroit) 11.9, Carl Fischer (Chicago) 13.6

Notes
- Washington's one-two punch of Ken Keltner and Triple Crown winner Hal Trosky took them to the top of the standings, just ahead of the White Sox.
- Jimmie Foxx (Pittsburgh) was less impressive in the NL than he had been in the AL, hitting only 34 homers. The Pirates still set an NL record for wins, and finished ten games ahead of the Cubs, who rode their strong pitching rotation to the postseason.
- No batter had an OPS above 1.000.
- Trosky and DiMaggio both won the Triple Crown.
- Ted Williams (Athletics) finished second in the AL in all three Triple Crown categories.

Achievements & Milestones
- Hal Trosky (Washington) and Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) both had three home run games.
- Joe Marty (Montreal) hit for the cycle.
- Dizzy Trout (Minnesota) threw a perfect game against the Yankees.
- Al Simmons (Red Sox) and Gabby Hartnett (Brooklyn) reached 2000 hits.
- Al Wingo (Louisville) hit safely for the 2500th time.
- Wally Berger (Brooklyn), Chick Hafey (Red Sox), Carlton Fisk (Montreal), Travis Jackson (White Sox), and Hal Trosky (Washington) all hit their 300th homers.
- Larry French (Cincinnati) and Red Ruffing (Cardinals) passed 200 wins.
- Virgil Cheeves (NY Giants) won his 250th game.
- Max Bishop (Baltimore) passed Babe Ruth to become the all-time leader in walks.

ALCS
- Washington defeated Chicago, 4 games to 3.
- Hal Schumacher (Washington) was series MVP, going 2-0 and allowing only a single run in his two starts.
- Schumacher threw a shutout in Game One, with Ken Keltner homering in a 2-0 Sens win.
- Tommy Bridges (Chicago) fired back with a no-hitter, allowing only three walks as the White Sox won 5-0. Frankie Hayes (Chicago) hit a pair of bombs.
- A hit and a steal from Ray Mack (Chicago) in the top of the eleventh inning of Game Four led to a 3-2 win for the Pale Hose.
- Game Six was a thirteen inning marathon. Tommy Bridges (Chicago) threw twelve of them, before closer Clarence Pickrel took the save. Travis Jackson (Chicago) drove in the winning run for a 2-1 victory.
- Dusty Cooke (Washington) bashed two doubles and a home as the Senators won Game Seven, 4-3.
- Phil Cavarretta (Washington) went 9-28 at the plate.
- Marv Breuer (Washington) and Tommy Bridges (Chicago) both won both of their starts.
NLCS
- Pittsburgh defeated Chicago, 4 games to 2.
- Jimmie Foxx was the series MVP, going 5-19 with a Game Six home run.
- Game One was an eleven inning pitchers' duel. After 10.5 scoreless frames of baseball, Stan Hack (Chicago) hit a triple with one out, and then was able to beat the throw home on a groundball to the shortstop, as the Cubs won 1-0.
- A walk-off hit by Chet Laabs (Pittsburgh) tied the series at 2, with a 4-3 Pittsburgh win in ten innings.
- Tiny Bonham (Pittsburgh) threw a one-hitter in Game Six, securing the series with a 5-0 win.
- Pittsburgh's first pennant since 1931, and seventh overall.

World Series
- Washington defeated Pittsburgh, 5 games to 3.
- Jimmie Foxx was series MVP despite losing. He was 8-25 with a trio of home runs.
- Dutch Leonard (Pittsburgh) threw a shutout in Game Two, allowing just three Senators to reach base.
- Ken Keltner (Washington) hit a two-run eighth-inning homer in Game Three, taking the Sens to a 3-1 win.
- Belve Bean and Ed Baecht (Pittsburgh) combined to allow only one hit in Game Four, a 1-0 Bucs win.
- Hal Schumacher (Washington) starred in Game Five, shutting out Pittsburgh.
- Les Bell (Washington) hit a grand slam in the first inning of Game Eight, giving the Sens a lead they would never surrender, as they secured their title with a 5-3 win.
- Hal Trosky (Washington) was 7-28, while Len Bell and Ken Keltner both had five hits.
- The first championship for the Senators.

Retirements
- Earl Averill. Fine if short career, only making the big leagues at 27. 156 career OPS+ in just 1630 games, making six All-Star teams and winning five Silver Sluggers.
- Taylor Douthit. Great center fielder who won nine Gold Gloves. 77 career OPS+, but more than made up for it defensively. Title with Newark in 1929.
- Bernie Friberg. 2140 hits for veteran shortstop, although only a 93 OPS+. Mostly played for Twins.
- Willie Kamm. Arguably the best defensive third baseman of all-time. 14 Gold Gloves, mostly for the Tigers. Five All-Star games. Also a solid hitter, winning five Silver Sluggers, and a 100 career OPS+.
- Heinie Mueller. Outfielder who won four rings. 103 OPS+, and 1954 career hits.
- George Uhle. Workhorse who took the mound for 11 big league teams. 256-252 record, and a 94 ERA+. Won rings with Baltimore in 1919 and Brooklyn in 1921.
- Al Wingo. Four-time All-Star outfielder. 2527 career hits, and a 126 OPS+.

Draft
- Durham picked Stan Musial with the first pick.
- Vern Stephens went second overall to Nashville.
- Center fielder Johnny Lindell was the third selection for the Cardinals.
- The Braves picked Phil Rizzuto at seven.


Carl Fischer was the NL Cy Young winner.


Jimmie Foxx was NL and NLCS MVP, and then won the award in the World Series despite being on the losing side.

Last edited by Jamee999; 11-29-2019 at 02:52 PM.
Jamee999 is offline   Reply With Quote