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Old 11-30-2019, 02:34 AM   #53
Jamee999
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1941

Changes
  • Foreign players limit (smaller) - Teams are only allowed nine foreign players on the roster.
  • Suspend random prospect - Detroit shortstop Al Brancato is suspended for the entire season.
  • Change SB success (larger) - Stolen base success rate is increased slightly, although is still lower than real life.
Off-Season
- Ace Virgil Cheeves signed with the Pirates.
- Bill Terry moved from the Rangers to the Browns in free agency.

American League
Chicago White Sox (94-60)
Minnesota Twins (90-64)

Boston Red Sox (87-67)
Washington Senators (86-68)
New York Yankees (85-69)
Detroit Tigers (84-70)
Philadelphia Athletics (83-71)
St. Louis Browns (83-71)
Baltimore Orioles (81-73)
Nashville Sounds (70-84)
Kansas City Royals (64-90)
Cleveland Indians (62-92)
Dayton Angels (55-99)
Texas Rangers (54-100)

AL MVP: Ted Williams (Philadelphia)
AL CYA: Tex Hughson (Philadelphia)
AL ROY: Tex Hughson (Philadelphia)

National League
Chicago Cubs (103-51)
Pittsburgh Pirates (98-56)

Milwaukee Brewers (96-58)
New York Giants (92-62)
Louisville Colonels (89-65)
Philadelphia Phillies (89-65)
Brooklyn Dodgers (84-70)
Cincinnati Reds (76-78)
Montreal Expos (72-82)
St. Louis Cardinals (63-91)
Newark Bears (60-94)
Boston Braves (55-99)
Indianapolis Hoosiers (51-103)
Durham Bulls (50-104)

NL MVP: Jimmie Foxx (Pittsburgh) (9th award, 2nd in NL)
NL MOP: Carl Fischer (Chicago) (2nd award)
NL ROY: Stan Musial (Durham)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Ted Williams (Philadelphia) .276, Ival Goodman (Milwaukee) .246
Home Runs: Dolph Camilli (New York) 47, Jimmie Foxx (Pittsburgh) 48
Runs Batted In: Wally Judnich (Philadelphia) 108, Ripper Collins (New York) 117
Stolen Bases: Ben Chapman (Baltimore) 29, Jim Tabor (Philadelphia) 14
WAR: Ted Williams (Philadelphia) 11.0, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 10.9

Wins: Mort Cooper (Philadelphia) 22, Johnny Broaca (Montreal) / Paul Dean (Chicago) 21
ERA: Tex Hughson (Philadelphia) 1.56, Ken Raffensberger (Chicago) 1.37
Strikeouts: Cy Blanton (Detroit) 141, Paul Dean (Chicago) 141
Saves: Clarence Pickrel (Chicago) 38, Belve Bean (Pittsburgh) 28
WAR: Tex Hughson (Philadelphia) 9.0, Carl Fischer (Chicago) 12.5

Notes
- The White Sox led the American League in run scoring and prevention. Travis Jackson was the best hitter, as the 37-year-old SS hit .228 with 25 dingers. Johnny Mize (Minnesota) hit 42 round-trippers for the second place Twins.
- The Cubs and Pirates would meet in the NLCS for the second straight year. Aces Fischer, Raffensberger and Dean were the key for the Cubbies, as pitching and defense took them to the best record in baseball.
- Ted Williams led the big leagues in OPS, and had the best batting average by 30 points.

Achievements & Milestones
- Chet Ross (Washington) and Ted Williams (Philadelphia) hit three home runs in a game.
- Cookie Lavagetto (Louisville) and Bobby Estalella (NY Yankees) both hit for the cycle.
- Lee Grissom (Milwaukee) pitched a perfect game against the Giants.
- Buck Ross (NY Yankees) threw two no-hitters ten days apart.
- Russ Bauers (Brooklyn) also threw two no-hitters in 1941.
- David Price (Braves) broke a record by striking out thirteen batters in a no-hitter.
- Freddie Lindstrom (Red Sox) picked up his 2000th hit.
- Goose Goslin (Texas) reached 2500 hits.
- Mel Ott (NY Yankees), Tony Lazzeri (Kansas City), and Johnny Frederick (Newark) homered for the 300th time.
- Jimmie Foxx (Pittsburgh) joined Babe Ruth in the 600 home run club.
- Gabby Hartnett (Brooklyn) and Jimmie Foxx (Pittsburgh) became the second and third men to reach 1500 RBI.

ALCS
- Minnesota defeated Chicago, 4 games to 2.
- Dizzy Trout (Minnesota) pitched eighteen scoreless innings to win MVP.
- Trout threw a shutout in Game Two, giving up just four base hits in a 5-0 win.
- Runs poured out in Game Five, as Chicago won 16-8 despite the Twins hitting three home runs.
- A shutout for the Twins closed the series, with Trout doing it again, only allowing five hits as Minnesota won 5-0.
NLCS
- Chicago defeated Pittsburgh, 4 games to 2.
- Ken Raffensberger (Chicago) was the series MVP, throwing 15 innings for just a single earned run.
- Raffensberger threw a one-hit shutout as the Cubs won Game Two, 5-0.
- Paul Dean (Chicago) threw eight scoreless innings in Game Three, a 2-0 Cubs win.
- Game Four was a pitchers' duel, won 1-0 by the Pirates, who scored a single ninth-inning run.
- Carl Fischer (Chicago) pitched a shutout in Game Five, as the Cubs won 6-0.
- Fred Sington (Chicago) bashed six hits.
- Jimmie Foxx (Pittsburgh) had only one hit in eighteen at-bats.

World Series
- Chicago defeated Minnesota, 5 games to 2.
- Paul Dean (Chicago) won both of his starts, and series MVP
- Carl Fischer (Chicago) won a 1-0 pitchers' duel in Game One.
- Ken Raffensberger (Chicago) hurled a beautiful shutout in Game Three, allowing just two hits in a 4-0 win.
- Johnny Vander Meer (Minnesota) struck back in Game Four, pitching eight scoreless innings, as the Twins scraped a 1-0 victory.
- Dean was the ace of Game Six, as only two Twins reached base, and the Cubs won 3-0, going one game away from the title.
- Frankie Pytalk (Chicago) tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning of Game Seven, a 3-2 Cubs win.
- Stan Hack (Chicago) had five RBI, the most of anyone in the series.
- Johnny Mize (Minnesota) went just 1-24 in the World Series.
- The Cubs won their second World Series.

Retirements
- Goose Goslin. Outfielder who excellent on many teams. Retired as active leader in hits, with 2523, 332 HR, and a 140 OPS+ in difficult era for hitting. Nine-time All-Star, and a ring with the 1932 Browns.
- Chuck Klein. 1929 and 1930 AL MVP and Triple Crown winner. Dominant hitter in his 20s who dropped off dramatically in his 30s. Four-time batting champion, six-time All-Star and Silver Slugger. 1417 hits, 442 HR, 189 OPS+.
- Heinie Manush. Veteran outfielder who had two fine stints with the Texas Rangers. 2059 hits, 223 homers, 124 OPS+.

Draft
- Durham picked Johnny Pesky first overall.
- Ron Northey was Indianapolis's pick at two.
- Texas chose Ewell Blackwell third.
- Tommy Holmes went fourth to the Braves.
- Dayton picked Eddie Robinson at #5.
- Warren Spahn slipped to Cleveland, seventh overall.


Ted Williams was the American League MVP.


Ival Goodman was the NL batting champion.
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