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Old 12-02-2019, 04:30 PM   #55
Jamee999
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1943

Changes
  • Erase all injuries - This especially benefits starter Joe Haynes, who has his career-ender removed.
  • Change arbitration (larger) - Players will now be eligible for arbitration after their first major league season.
  • Add divisions - The East and West divisions will be restored.
Off-Season
- Second baseman Don Bradman moved in free agency from Washington to Nashville.
- Catcher Gabby Hartnett signed on with the Louisville Colonels.
- Veteran shortstop Travis Jackson signed with the Athletics.

American League East
New York Yankees (102-66)
Washington Senators (100-68)
Philadelphia Athletics (94-74)
Boston Red Sox (91-77)
Cleveland Indians (83-85)
Baltimore Orioles (77-91)
Detroit Tigers (77-91)
American League West
St. Louis Browns (100-68)
Minnesota Twins (85-83)
Kansas City Royals (81-87)
Chicago White Sox (80-88)
Dayton Angels (76-92)
Nashville Sounds (72-96)
Texas Rangers (58-110)

AL MVP: Ted Williams (Philadelphia) (3rd award)
AL CYA: Marv Breuer (Washington)
AL ROY: Pat Seerey (Washington)

National League East
New York Giants (103-65)
Durham Bulls (98-70)
Brooklyn Dodgers (85-83)
Newark Bears (84-84)
Philadelphia Phillies (84-84)
Montreal Expos (83-85)
Boston Braves (73-95)
National League West
Chicago Cubs (94-75)
Pittsburgh Pirates (93-76)
Louisville Colonels (89-79)
Milwaukee Brewers (86-82)
Cincinnati Reds (73-95)
St. Louis Cardinals (71-97)
Indianapolis Hoosiers (61-107)

NL MVP: Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) (5th award)
NL MOP: Carl Fischer (Chicago) (3rd award)
NL ROY: Snuffy Stirnweiss (St. Louis)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Don Padgett (St. Louis) .248, Stan Musial (Durham) .249
Home Runs: Ted Williams (Philadelphia) 50, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 47
Runs Batted In: Ted Williams (Philadelphia) 112, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) / Joe Gordon (Durham) 108
Stolen Bases: Phil Cavarretta (Chicago) / Ben Chapman (Baltimore) 18, Elmer Valo (New York) 20
WAR: Ted Williams (Philadelphia) 13.1, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 14.4

Wins: Cliff Melton (St. Louis) 24, Dutch Leonard (Pittsburgh) / Red Munger (New York) 24
ERA: Marv Breuer (Washington) 1.65, Carl Fischer (Chicago) 1.03
Strikeouts: Allie Reynolds (Detroit) 179, Hal Newhouser (Newark) 188
Saves: Stan Ferens (St. Louis) 29, Jack Russell (Montreal) 41
WAR: Fred Hutchinson (Cleveland) 10.3, Carl Fischer (Chicago) 13.0

Notes
- The Yankees and Washington battled down the stretch, with Dolph Camilli (New York) bashing 44 homers.
- Catcher Don Padgett starred for the AL West-best Browns, while Cliff Melton went 24-7 on the mound.
- The Giants won the most games in baseball, though they lost ace Howie Pollet to an elbow injury late in the season.
- The Cubs and Pirates played a one-game playoff for the NL West. Jimmy Shevlin (Chicago) starred, going 3-4 with 3 RBI, as the Cubbies won 10-3.
- Ted Williams (Athletics) was two hits away from the Triple Crown.
- Stan Musial, Joe Gordon, and Charlie Keller powered Durham to the best offense in the NL, but their weak pitching meant that they couldn't keep up with the Giants.
- Fischer had the lowest ERA of any NL pitcher since George Ruth in 1927.
- Louisville traded catcher Ernie Lombardi to Brooklyn for starter Joe Gonzales and a minor leaguer.

Achievements & Milestones
- Jerry Priddy (NY Yankees) hit for the cycle.
- Larry French (Cincinnati) threw a perfect game against Newark.
- Dodgers Russ Bauers and Virgil Trucks threw no-hitters on back-to-back days against the Giants in the Polo Grounds.
- Johnny Mize (Minnesota) hit his 300th home run.
- Bill Dickey (Milwaukee) and Hal Trosky (Washington) hit their 400th round-trippers.
- Gabby Hartnett (Louisville) joined the 600 home run club.
- Jimmie Foxx (Pittsburgh) became the second man to hit 700 homers.
- Lon Warneke (Cardinals), Bobo Newsom (White Sox), Ben Cantwell (Nashville), and Dutch Leonard (Pittsburgh) all won their 200th games.
- Clarence Pickrel (White Sox) closed his 300th game.
- Jack Russell's 41 saves set a big league record.
- Carl Fischer's .177 slugging percentage allowed was a big-league best.
- Travis Jackson (Athletics) became the all-time leader in games played.

ALCS
- New York defeated St. Louis, 4 games to 3.
- Yankees outfielder Babe Young was the MVP. He went 6-23 with three homers.
- Game Two ended in odd fashion, as Dolph Camilli (New York) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th, giving the Yankees a 6-5 victory. Babe Young (New York) hit a pair of home runs.
- Mickey Haefner (St. Louis) threw a shutout in Game Four, tying the series with a 1-0 win.
- Cliff Melton (St. Louis) also shutout the Yanks the next day, allowing just four hits as the Browns took the lead in the series as they moved back to New York for the final two games.
- The Yankees staved off defeat in Game Six. Down 1-0 in the bottom of the ninth, after the lead-off man had made an out, Dolph Camilli singled, and then Merv Connors hit the first pitch he saw out of Yankee Stadium, winning the game 2-1, and forcing a Game Seven.
- New York trailed 3-2 in Game Seven going into the bottom of the eighth. Butch Nieman (New York) homered, tying the game going into the ninth. When the Yanks came up to bat against Stan Ferens (St. Louis) in the next frame, Dolph Camilli drew a walk, he was sacrificed over to second, and then Mel Ott drove him home with the series-winning hit.
- The Yankees' first pennant.
NLCS
- Chicago defeated New York, 4 games to 3.
- Jimmy Shevlin was the series MVP. He was 8-28 with two home runs.
- Stan Hack (Chicago) hit a go-ahead single in the eleventh inning of Game Two, a 1-0 Cubs win.
- Shevlin hit two homers in Game Three, as the Cubs won 5-3.
- Game Four was a classic. The Giants scored three runs in the ninth inning to tie the game at eight each, before both teams scored in the tenth, making it 9-9. Rufus Meadows (Chicago) then struck out Enos Slaughter (New York) with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the eleventh, which allowed Shevlin to drive home Dario Lodigiani (Chicago) in the bottom half of the frame, for a 10-9 Cubs win.
- Rudy York (New York) hit a two-out walk-off home run to win Game Six.
- The Cubs battled to a 2-1 win in Game Seven, to win the pennant. Ken Raffensberger (Chicago) threw six frames, before relievers Gordon Rhodes and Victor Starffin closed out the series.
- Stan Hack (Chicago) had seven RBI, while Harry Walker (Chicago) had eight hits.
- Bob Elliott (New York) had a big series, going 7-29 with four home runs and eleven men driven in.
- Red Munger (New York) won three games, one as a starter, and two in relief.
- The Cubs won the pennant for the second time in three years.

World Series
- Chicago defeated New York, 5 games to 4.
- Closer Gordon Rhodes was series MVP. He appeared in eight games, picking up two wins and two saves. He allowed two runs in 21 innings of work.
- The Cubs lost Game Three despite holding the Yankees scoreless for eleven innings. Chicago's Raffensberger, Rhodes, and Eisenstat battled Schoolboy Rowe and Art Johnson in a pitchers' battle, before the Yankees broke it open in the twelfth frame with a Dolph Camilli two-run shot.
- Victor Starffin (Chicago) threw five scoreless innings in Game Four, a 1-0 Cubs win that leveled the series.
- Game Five was a blowout. Billy Sullivan (New York) hit two homers for six RBI, and Mel Ott (New York) had a three run blast, as the Yankees won 13-2.
- A two-run home run from Babe Young (New York) was the difference in a 2-1 Yankee win in Game Six.
- Bobby Mattick (Chicago) walked and scored in the third inning of Game Seven, and that was the only run, as the Cubs won 1-0.
- Three runs in the fifth inning gave the Cubs the 3-2 win in Game Nine.
- Jimmy Shevlin and Harry Walker (Chicago) were both 7-33.
- Dolph Camilli (New York) hit three home runs.
- Merv Connors (New York) went 0-26.
- The Cubs won it all for the third time in seven years.

Retirements
- Virgil Cheeves. Veteran hurler who pitched in the big leagues for nearly 25 years. 287-224 record, and a 112 ERA+. Four World Series wins with the Cleveland dynasty of the mid-20s.
- Don Hurst. World Series MVP for 1931 Pirates. Powerful first baseman who totaled 384 homers and a 173 OPS+, and made four All-Star teams.
- Bill Terry. Outstanding two-way first baseman who paired twelve Gold Gloves with a 148 OPS+, and a title with Newark in 1929.

Draft
- Texas chose Granny Hamner with the first overall pick.
- Eddie Yost went second to Indianapolis.
- The Cardinals picked Bill Bevans third.
- Ralph Branca slipped to Montreal at #13.


Dolph Camilli hit 44 regular season homers, and three more in the World Series.


Mel Ott hit a walk-off hit to win the American League Championship Series.

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