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Old 11-25-2019, 08:26 PM   #41
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1933

Changes
  • Rename team - The Athletics become the Kansas City Royals.
  • Clear roster - !!! For the second time, every player will become a free agent.
  • Add minor league - AA ball is re-established.
Off-Season
Signings as a result of the roster clearance:

- SS Joe Cronin - Yankees to Brewers
- C Spud Davis - White Sox to Brewers
- CL George Dumont - Braves to Brewers
- 1B Hank Greenberg - Colonels to Brewers
- 2B Pat O'Farrell - Giants to Brewers

- RF Ripper Collins - Colonels to Browns

- C Carlton Fisk - Browns to Indians
- SP Van Mungo - Dodgers to Indians
- SP Schoolboy Rowe - Expos to Indians

- RF Babe Ruth - Braves to Orioles

- C Gabby Hartnett - Dodgers to Red Sox
- RF Goose Goslin - Browns to Red Sox
- 2B Tony Lazzeri - Pirates to Red Sox
- SP Red Lucas - Colonels to Red Sox
- SP Earl Whitehill - Giants to Red Sox

- 2B Don Bradman - Reds to Royals
- SP Whit Wyatt - Bears to Royals

- C Mickey Cochrane - Brewers to Senators
- SP Joe Wood - Braves to Senators

- 1B Jimmie Foxx - Yankees to Tigers
- SS Joe Sewell - Expos to Tigers
- LF Al Simmons - Cardinals to Tigers

- C Johnny Bassler - Yankees to Twins
- CF Wally Berger - Dodgers to Twins
- SP Bill Doak - Athletics to Twins
- 2B Frankie Frisch - Dodgers to Twins
- C Shanty Hogan - Indians to Twins
- SP Danny MacFayden - Browns to Twins

- SP Pete Donohue - Bears to White Sox
- SS Woody English - Phillies to White Sox
- RF Mel Ott - Red Sox to White Sox
- C Rick Ferrell - Athletics to White Sox

- CF Earl Averill - Reds to Bears
- 1B Roy Hobbs - Indians to Bears

- LF Ray Blades - Bears to Braves
- SP Paul Derringer - White Sox to Braves
- 1B Lou Gehrig - Reds to Braves
- 2B Charlie Gehringer - Bears to Braves
- SS Travis Jackson - Rangers to Braves
- LF Joe Medwick - Cardinals to Braves
- SP George Ruth - Pirates to Braves
- SP Lon Warneke - White Sox to Braves

- C Bill Dickey - Expos to Cardinals
- CF Johnny Frederick - Tigers to Cardinals
- SP Lefty Grove - Senators to Cardinals
- SP Bill James - Tigers to Cardinals
- 2B Buddy Myer - Browns to Cardinals
- SS Arky Vaughan - Brewers to Cardinals

- 2B Billy Herman - Orioles to Colonels
- SS Cecil Travis - Giants to Colonels

- 1B Don Hurst - Pirates to Cubs
- 1B Bill Terry - Bears to Cubs

- 1B Dale Alexander - Cubs to Dodgers
- SS Dick Bartell - White Sox to Dodgers
- SP Tommy Bridges - Cubs to Dodgers
- 2B Rogers Hornsby - Brewers to Dodgers
- C Ernie Lombardi - Cardinals to Dodgers
- LF John Stone - Reds to Dodgers

- SS Luke Appling - Yankees to Giants
- 2B Max Bishop - Senators to Giants
- SP Dizzy Dean - Remained with Giants
- SP Larry French - Browns to Giants
- LF Chuck Klein - Twins to Giants

- SP Lefty Gomez - Expos to Pirates
- 1B High Pockets Kelly - White Sox to Pirates

- SP Carl Hubbell - Browns to Rangers

- 1B Hal Trosky - Brewers to Reds

American League
Chicago White Sox (100-48)
Boston Red Sox (96-52)
Cleveland Indians (94-54)
Washington Senators (84-64)
Detroit Tigers (83-65)
Kansas City Royals (72-76)
Baltimore Orioles (68-80)
St. Louis Browns (65-83)
New York Yankees (63-85)
Milwaukee Brewers (59-89)
Minnesota Twins (59-89)
Providence Angels (45-103)

AL MVP: Jimmie Foxx (Detroit) (3rd award)
AL CYA: Pete Donohue (Chicago) (8th award, 1st in AL)
AL ROY: Dolph Camilli (Cleveland)

National League
Boston Braves (106-42)
St. Louis Cardinals (103-45)
New York Giants (91-57)
Texas Rangers (76-72)
Chicago Cubs (74-74)
Newark Bears (72-76)
Brooklyn Dodgers (65-83)
Pittsburgh Pirates (64-84)
Louisville Colonels (63-85)
Cincinnati Reds (61-87)
Montreal Expos (57-91)
Philadelphia Phillies (56-92)

NL MVP: Lou Gehrig (Boston)
NL MOP: Carl Hubbell (Texas) (2nd award, 1st in NL)
NL ROY: Hal Trosky (Cincinnati)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Jimmie Foxx (Detroit) .273, Lou Gehrig (Boston) .283
Home Runs: Jimmie Foxx (Detroit) 41, Chuck Klein (New York) 48
Runs Batted In: Al Simmons (Detroit) 103, Lou Gehrig (Boston) 120
Stolen Bases: Don Bradman (Kansas City) 12, Gee Walker (Louisville) 20
WAR: Jimmie Foxx (Detroit) 14.3, Lou Gehrig (Boston) 10.6

Wins: Pete Donohue (Chicago) 23, Carl Hubbell (Texas) / Vic Sorrell (St. Louis) 23
ERA: Pete Donohue (Chicago) 0.71, Carl Hubbell (Texas) 1.12
Strikeouts: Schoolboy Rowe (Cleveland) 147, Tommy Bridges (Brooklyn) 141
Saves: Ray Roberts (Boston) 34, Benny Frey (Philadelphia) / John Michaels (New York) 26
WAR: Pete Donohue (Chicago) 12.6, Larry French (New York) 14.8

Notes
- Pete Donohue had one of the greatest seasons of all-time, as he led the White Sox to the AL pennant. He allowed just 21 ER in 267.2 IP, and all 31 of his starts were quality starts.
- The Braves set the NL record for wins, as they seamlessly replaced Ruth with Lou Gehrig, and led their league in run scoring and prevention, and look set to keep their dynasty rolling.
- Babe Ruth (Baltimore) hit 38 homers after signing with his hometown club, and had an impressive 208 OPS+.
- Rookie Schoolboy Rowe led the majors in strikeouts.
- The Cubs traded Bill Terry to Kansas City for Bill Lamar and Bill Swift.

Achievements & Milestones
- Gabby Hartnett (Braves) and rookie Hal Trosky (Cincinnati) both hit three homers in a game.
- Fred Schulte (Cleveland) hit for the cycle.
- There were 16 no-hitters.
- Al Wingo (Montreal) and Frankie Frisch (Minnesota) passed 2000 hits.
- Bob Meusel (Providence) and Chuck Klein (NY Giants) joined the 300 HR club.
- Babe Ruth (Baltimore) hit his 900th homer.
- Jim Shaw (Baltimore) won his 200th game.
- Bill Doak (Minnesota) and Pete Donohue (White Sox) passed 250 wins.
- Bill James (Cardinals) became the 7th man to win 300 games.

World Series
- Chicago defeated Boston, 5 games to 1.
- Pete Donohue was the MVP, throwing two complete game shutouts. He was previously WS MVP in 1926 and 1929 for Newark/New Jersey.
- Donohue threw the first ever World Series no-hitter in Game One, as two walks to Billy Werber were the only baserunners that the big righty allowed, and Chicago won 3-0. Donohue had previously thrown six regular season no-nos.
- The White Sox won again in Game Two, as, with the game tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the tenth, Mel Ott drew a two-out walk, and Tony Cuccinello then hit a walk-off home run.
- Johnny Allen (Boston) fired back in Game Three, allowing only a single hit. Stu Clarke (Boston) hit a home run to give the Braves a 1-0 win.
- Donohue shutout the Beantowners again in Game Five, giving Chicago a 4-1 lead in the series.
- Cuccinello was 6-22 with a pair of homers and five RBI.
- Lou Gehrig (Boston) went 4-17 with a home run.
- Joe Medwick (Boston) missed the series through injury.
- The Pale Hose won the World Series for the first time since 1915.

Retirements
- Joe Bush. Workhorse starter with a 280-231 record and a 114 ERA+.
- Hod Eller. 1918 NL MOP, 1920 world champion. 264-189 record for Braves, Hoosiers, and Rangers. 118 ERA+.
- Happy Felsch. Long-serving Giants center fielder. Two All-Stars and two Gold Gloves. 2307 hits, 129 OPS+, twice led his league in triples.
- Harry Heilmann. Seven-time All-Star who was a strong outfielder for Newark/New Jersey. 2646 hits, 159 OPS+, two Gold Gloves, five Silver Sluggers, a ring in 1929.
- Rogers Hornsby. One of the greatest players of all-time. Nine-time AL MVP. Thirteen All-Stars and Silver Sluggers for the outstanding second baseman. 2379 hits, and a career 199 OPS+. Only Babe Ruth has a higher career OPS. A championship with Milwaukee in 1918.
- Bill James. 304-287, 114 ERA+ for veteran workhorse who twice led the NL in strikeouts. Worked diligently for six teams, most notably Louisville, Philadelphia, and Washington.
- Bob O'Farrell. Star backstop for Indians dynasty of the 1920s. Six All-Stars, four Gold Gloves, and four straight world championships. 121 OPS+, excellent for a catcher.
- Herb Pennock. 330-226 record, 5th in career wins. Never the league's best pitcher, but a very good one for a very long time. 117 ERA+. World champion as a Pittsburgh rookie in 1912.
- Edd Roush. 2166 career hits, 145 OPS+, for a strong two-way center fielder. Four-time All-Star, led NL in many categories in strong 1915 season.
- George Ruth. 1920 NL MOP. 263-204 career record, with 134 ERA+. Seven All-Star games, and a ring with Newark in 1929.
- Joe Wood. All-time leader in wins, starts and innings pitched. 1915 NL MOP. 395-268 career record, 120 ERA+. Nine All-Star games, and a ring in 1930. Also a fine hitter, who often played in the outfield between starts, totaling 1515 hits and a 117 OPS+.

Draft
- The Angels drafted George Selkirk first overall.
- Harlond Clift went second to Philadelphia.
- Montreal picked Rudy York at #3.
- The Brewers spent the fourth choice on Zeke Bonura.


Lou Gehrig won the pennant and NL MVP.


Schoolboy Rowe was a rookie sensation.

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Changes
  • Retire random prospect - Outfielder Pete Fox (Cleveland), the #5 prospect in baseball, retired at 24.
  • Boost random prospect - First baseman Jimmy Shevlin (NY Yankees), the #50 prospect, was boosted from a 2* potential to a 4* potential.
  • Remove minor league - After a single season, AA baseball is removed.
Off-Season
- Minnesota traded veteran ace Bill Doak to the Red Sox for two minor leaguers.
- First baseman Roy Hobbs signed with Newark in free agency.
- Ace Guy Morton moved to the Cubs.
- Second baseman Pat O'Farrell signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

American League
Chicago White Sox (99-49)
Boston Red Sox (95-53)
Cleveland Indians (92-56)
Detroit Tigers (84-64)
St. Louis Browns (81-67)
Washington Senators (81-67)
Kansas City Royals (73-75)
Milwaukee Brewers (65-83)
Providence Angels (61-87)
Baltimore Orioles (58-90)
New York Yankees (52-96)
Minnesota Twins (47-101)

AL MVP: Mel Ott (Chicago)
AL CYA: Pete Donohue (Chicago) (9th award, 2nd in AL)
AL ROY: Zeke Bonura (Milwaukee)

National League
Boston Braves (99-49)
St. Louis Cardinals (96-52)
New York Giants (91-57)
Cincinnati Reds (90-58)
Newark Bears (74-74)
Texas Rangers (73-75)
Chicago Cubs (70-78)
Brooklyn Dodgers (69-79)
Louisville Colonels (68-80)
Pittsburgh Pirates (61-87)
Montreal Expos (49-99)
Philadelphia Phillies (48-100)

NL MVP: Lou Gehrig (Boston) (2nd award)
NL MOP: Cy Blanton (CincinnatI)
NL ROY: Cy Blanton (Cincinnati)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Mel Ott (Chicago) .251, Joe Medwick (Boston) .245
Home Runs: Jimmie Foxx (Detroit) 48, Lou Gehrig (Boston) 42
Runs Batted In: Jimmie Foxx (Detroit) 119, Lou Gehrig (Boston) 102
Stolen Bases: Don Bradman (Kansas City) 28, Ben Chapman (Philadelphia) 31
WAR: Jimmie Foxx (Detroit) 13.2, Arky Vaughan (St. Louis) 11.5

Wins: Red Lucas (Boston) 24, Larry French (New York) 22
ERA: Pete Donohue (Chicago) 0.96, Dutch Leonard (Cincinnati) 1.40
Strikeouts: Van Mungo (Cleveland) 168, Cy Blanton (Cincinnati) 141
Saves: Hal Smith (Washington) 38, Milt Shoffner (Boston) 38
WAR: Pete Donohue (Chicago) 15.4, Carl Hubbell (Texas) 14.9

Notes
- The White Sox won their third pennant in four years, with Ott, Donohue, and Ben Cantwell starring.
- The Braves outlasted the Cardinals to setup a World Series rematch. Medwick, Gehrig, and Sam West led the way at the plate.
- Foxx and Ott were the only two hitters in baseball with an OPS above 1.000.
- Babe Ruth (Baltimore) hit 31 homers, but his OPS+ slipped to 137, the worst since he was 21.
- Donohue had an ERA under 1 for the second straight season. His 0.585 WHIP set a new record for stinginess.
- Arky Vaughan showed exceptional discipline, batting .229/.409/.420, and also playing excellent defense at shortstop.
- Rookie Cy Blanton finished first or second in the NL in all three Triple Crown categories.

Achievements & Milestones
- Oral Hildebrand (White Sox) struck out ten Indians as he threw a perfect game.
- There were 22 no-hitters, with Cy Blanton (Cincinnati) throwing a pair. Teammates Carl Hubbell and Herman Pillette (Texas) threw them two days apart.
- Joe Sewell (Detroit) passed 2000 hits.
- Whitey Witt (Montreal), and Bill Lamar (Cubs) picked up hit #2500.
- Joe Hauser (Detroit), Bill Terry (Kansas City), Jim Bottomley (Washington), Al Simmons (Detroit), and Jimmie Foxx (Detroit) homered for the 300th time.
- Hack Wilson (NY Giants) and Lou Gehrig (Braves) joined the 400 home run club.
- Clarence Mitchell (Browns), Carmen Hill (Washington), and Herman Pillette (Texas) won their 200th games.

World Series
- Chicago defeated Boston, 5 games to 3.
- Woody English was the series MVP. The shortstop batted 7-27 with 7 RBI.
- Game One was a pitchers' duel. Pete Donohue (Chicago) allowed one run in eight frames, but Paul Derringer (Boston) went the distance, shutting out Chicago for a 1-0 win.
- The Pale Hose got shut out again in Game Two, with Lon Warneke (Boston) allowing just three hits in his CGSO. Lou Gehrig (Boston) hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning.
- Rick Ferrell (Chicago) hit two homers in Game Three, with the White Sox winning 5-2.
- English doubled and homered in Game Seven. Chicago won 7-3.
- English was also the star of Game Eight, with a single, a double, and a homer, for 4 RBI, and another 7-3 win to seal the series.
- Ferrell had eight hits. Pete Scott (Chicago) was 6-23 with 8 RBI, and Mel Ott (Chicago) went 6-26.
- Joe Shaute and Oral Hildebrand (Chicago) both won both of their starts.
- Gehrig was 5-26 with 4 RBI.
- Back-to-back rings for the White Sox.

Retirements
- Johnny Bassler. One of the finest all-around catchers of his generation. Yankees star tallied 2330 hits for a 116 OPS+, six Gold Gloves, three Silver Sluggers, and seven All-Star games. More games, runs, and hits than any other catcher.
- Dutch Reuther. 244-246 record, mostly for Milwaukee. 104 ERA+ over long career. Three Gold Gloves, and two All-Stars.

Draft
- Minnesota drafted Beau Bell first overall.
- Pitcher Claude Passeau went second to the Phillies.
- Montreal chose Ival Goodman at #3.
- The Yankees drafted Bobby Estalella fourth.


Woody English was the World Series MVP.


Cy Blanton was the National League's Rookie of the Year and Most Outstanding Pitcher.
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Changes
  • Fantasy draft - The changes just keep coming! Every player will be available in a snake draft.
  • Historic schedule - The schedule will return to 154 games.
  • Import current star - David Price was imported.
Fantasy Draft
- #1 - Indians - C Jimmie Foxx
- #2 - White Sox - SS Arky Vaughan
- #3 - Red Sox - 1B Lou Gehrig
- #4 - Brewers - C Bill Dickey
- #5 - Angels - C Gabby Hartnett
- #6 - Braves - C Mickey Cochrane
- #7 - Cubs - SS Luke Appling
- #8 - Rangers - LF Chuck Klein
- #9 - Senators - 1B Hal Trosky
- #10 - Orioles - 2B Max Bishop
- #11 - Yankees - RF Mel Ott
- #12 - Browns - SP Pete Donohue
- #13 - Expos - C Carlton Fisk
- #14 - Colonels - LF Joe Medwick
- #15 - Twins - LF Al Simmons
- #16 - Giants - RF Ripper Collins
- #17 - Phillies - SS Joe Cronin
- #18 - Tigers - SP Cy Blanton
- #19 - Dodgers - 2B Lonnie Frey
- #20 - Cardinals - 1B Ed Morgan
- #21 - Pirates - SS Cecil Travis
- #22 - Royals - SS Woody English
- #23 - Reds - SP Larry French
- #24 - Bears - C Babe Phelps

- #25 - Bears - CF Johnny Frederick
- #26 - Reds - LF Wes Ferrell
- #27 - Royals - 2B Tony Lazzeri
- #28 - Pirates - 2B Buddy Myer
- #29 - Cardinals - CF Earl Averill
- #30 - Dodgers - 1B Hank Greenberg
- #32 - Phillies - SP Carl Hubbell
- #34 - Twins - SS Travis Jackson
- #39 - Orioles - SP Paul Derringer
- #40 - Senators - 2B Don Bradman
- #41 - Rangers - 1B Bill Terry
- #49 - Indians - SP Lefty Grove
- #62 - Colonels - C Ernie Lombardi
- #70 - Royals - 1B Dale Alexander
- #82 - Twins - SP David Price
- #86 - Yankees - SP Schoolboy Rowe
- #95 - White Sox - SP Bill Doak
- #129 - Giants - SS Joe Sewell
- #160 - Giants - C Rudy York
- #164 - Cardinals - SP Lefty Gomez
- #165 - Pirates - 1B Babe Ruth
- #168 - Bears - 2B Pat O'Farrell
- #183 - Orioles - 1B Roy Hobbs
- #199 - Cubs - SP Guy Morton

American League
Baltimore Orioles (101-53)
Chicago White Sox (94-60)
Cleveland Indians (81-73)
New York Yankees (77-77)
Washington Senators (77-77)
Boston Red Sox (76-78)
Milwaukee Brewers (72-82)
Providence Angels (71-83)
Kansas City Royals (70-84)
St. Louis Browns (70-84)
Detroit Tigers (68-86)
Minnesota Twins (67-87)

AL MVP: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) (4th award)
AL CYA: Paul Derringer (Baltimore) (2nd award, 1st in AL)
AL ROY: Claude Passeau (Kansas City)

National League
Chicago Cubs (89-65)
Newark Bears (88-66)
St. Louis Cardinals (85-69)
Montreal Expos (82-72)
Boston Braves (80-74)
Cincinnati Reds (77-77)
Philadelphia Phillies (77-77)
New York Giants (75-79)
Pittsburgh Pirates (73-81)
Texas Rangers (71-83)
Brooklyn Dodgers (68-86)
Louisville Colonels (59-95)

NL MVP: Carlton Fisk (Montreal)
NL MOP: Larry French (Cincinnati)
NL ROY: Beau Bell (Louisville)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) .256, Carl Reynolds (Boston) .249
Home Runs: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) 46, Carlton Fisk (Montreal) / Johnny Frederick (Newark) 32
Runs Batted In: Hal Trosky (Washington) 115, Carlton Fisk (Montreal) 87
Stolen Bases: Ben Chapman (Baltimore) 19, Gee Walker (Pittsburgh) 13
WAR: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) 13.3, Johnny Frederick (Newark) 8.4

Wins: Paul Derringer (Baltimore) / Claude Passeau (Kansas City) 22, Carl Hubbell (Philadelphia) 21
ERA: Pete Donohue (St. Louis) 1.39, Larry French (Cincinnati) 1.42
Strikeouts: David Price (Minnesota) 223, Carl Fischer (Chicago) 134
Saves: Milt Shoffner (Cleveland) 37, Stew Bolen (Montreal) 39
WAR: Pete Donohue (St. Louis) 13.7, Larry French (Cincinnati) 13.6

Notes
- Baltimore rode good pitching and defense, plus the offense of Ben Chapman and Roy Hobbs, to their first pennant since 1919.
- Run prevention was also key for the Cubs, who won the pennant for the first time.
- Foxx was one RBI away from the Triple Crown.
- Foxx, Lou Gehrig (Boston) Met Ott (NY Yankees), and Trosky all hit more homers than any NL player.
- David Price showed intimidating stuff, but was volatile, and finished with a below-average ERA.
- 40-year-old Babe Ruth (Pittsburgh) struggled terribly, hitting just four homers in 72 games.

Achievements & Milestones
- Harry Danning (Kansas City) hit for the cycle.
- There were 13-no hitters. Lefty Grove (Cleveland), Larry French (Cincinnati), and Joe Sullivan (Philadelphia) each threw two.
- Bob Meusel (White Sox) and Lew Fonseca (Minnesota) reached 2000 hits.
- Pat O'Farrell (Newark) passed 2500 hits.
- Gabby Hartnett (Providence) hit his 400th homer.
- Elmer Myers (Browns), George Uhle (Newark), Earl Whitehill (Texas), and Virgil Cheeves (Detroit) won their 200th games.
- Pete Donohue (Browns) passed Harry Krause for the most career pitching WAR.

World Series
- Baltimore defeated Chicago, 5 games to 3.
- Carl Fischer (Chicago) was the series MVP, even as his eighteen scoreless innings didn't help his team win the series.
- Fischer threw a two-hit shutout in Game One, and then a three-hit shutout in Game Five, a 1-0 Cubs win.
- The Cubs were blanked in Game Seven, with Elon Hogsett (Baltimore) throwing seven scoreless frames.
- Baltimore scored six runs in the final two innings of Game Eight, taking a 7-1 win.
- Bob Seeds (Baltimore) went 7-29 with 6 RBI. Roy Hobbs (Baltimore) was only 4-27.
- Hogsett and Sam Gibson (Baltimore) won both of their starts.

Retirements
- Burleigh Grimes. 280-246 record with a 125 ERA+ for Cubs ace. Three All-Star nods and six Gold Gloves.
- High Pockets Kelly. 2700 hits for White Sox star. Twice the AL HR king. 130 OPS+ in long career. Five Gold Gloves, four All-Stars, three Silver Sluggers.
- Bill Lamar. Orioles and White Sox outfielder with 2511 career hits, leading the AL three times, as well as in doubles and RBI in 1921. Four Gold Gloves and two rings.
- Clarence Mitchell. 220-184 and 33 saves with a 111 ERA+ for journeyman workhorse. Made at least 20 appearances for ten clubs, and was a big league rotation member at the age of 44.
- Guy Morton. 1916 NL MOP. 345-272 record, fourth in all-time wins. 126 ERA+ over 22 seasons. Four All-Stars, and a ring with Providence in 1924.

Draft
- Louisville picked Joe DiMaggio with the first pick.
- Johnny Mize went second to Minnesota.
- Brooklyn opted for Eddie Joost third.
- #4 was Jeff Heath to Detroit.
- Bob Feller was the fifth pick for the Royals.


Carlton Fisk was National League MVP.


Larry French was NL Most Outstanding Pitcher.
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Changes
  • Swap two teams leagues - The Texas Rangers moved to the AL, and the Milwaukee Brewers moved to the NL.
  • Release random ranked - Arky Vaughan (White Sox), the #2 ranked position player in baseball, became a free agent. He signed with the Expos.
  • Change secondary (larger) - The secondary roster can now have up to 51 players on it.
Off-Season
- Roy Hobbs signed with the Cardinals in free agency.
- Shortstop Charlie Hollocher moved from the Expos to the Braves, leaving a gap that was filled by Arky Vaughan. Hollocher previously played for the Red Sox for many years.

American League
Boston Red Sox (92-62)
Detroit Tigers (91-63)
New York Yankees (86-68)
Cleveland Indians (79-75)
Kansas City Royals (79-75)
Chicago White Sox (78-76)
Minnesota Twins (76-78)
Baltimore Orioles (75-79)
Texas Rangers (74-80)
St. Louis Browns (66-88)
Washington Senators (66-88)
Providence Angels (62-92)

AL MVP: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) (5th award)
AL CYA: Cy Blanton (Detroit) (2nd award, 1st in AL)
AL ROY: Johnny Mize (Minnesota)

National League
Montreal Expos (93-61)
St. Louis Cardinals (92-62)
Brooklyn Dodgers (85-69)
Chicago Cubs (84-70)
Louisville Colonels (82-72)
Philadelphia Phillies (79-75)
Milwaukee Brewers (75-79)
Boston Braves (73-81)
Pittsburgh Pirates (71-83)
Cincinnati Reds (68-86)
Newark Bears (67-87)
New York Giants (55-99)

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

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) .284, Babe Phelps (Newark) .272
Home Runs: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) 63, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 62
Runs Batted In: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) 118, Hank Greenberg (Brooklyn) 149
Stolen Bases: Ben Chapman (Baltimore) 17, Jack Burns (Pittsburgh) 25
WAR: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) 14.4, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 14.6

Wins: Lefty Grove (Cleveland) 24, Johnny Allen (Brooklyn) 21
ERA: Pete Donohue (St. Louis) 1.77, Larry French (Cincinnati) 1.84
Strikeouts: David Price (Minnesota) 288, Johnny Allen (Brooklyn) 140
Saves: Dutch Ulrich (New York) 31, Ken Jones (Brooklyn) 30
WAR: Pete Donohue (St. Louis) 10.0, Larry French (Cincinnati) 14.9

Notes
- The Red Sox won the pennant for the first time since 1911. Lou Gehrig, Chick Hafey, and ace Johnny Babich led the way.
- The NL pennant headed north of the border for the first time. Carlton Fisk, Arky Vaughan, and Dale Alexander (acquired from Kansas City at the deadline) were key.
- The Tigers won eight of their last ten games, but it wasn't enough to catch Boston. Cy Blanton helped Detroit concede the fewest runs in the AL.
- Baltimore fell to below .500 after winning the World Series, with ace Paul Derringer missing most of the season through injury.
- Rookies DiMaggio and Johnny Mize (Minnesota) were superstars. DiMaggio hit .268/.345/.685 for a 238 OPS+, while Mize was .284/.388/.620.
- Greenberg finished first in the NL in RBI, second in homers, and third in average.

Achievements & Milestones
- Jim Bottomley (Minnesota) hit three homers in a single game.
- Kiki Cuyler (Newark) hit for the cycle.
- Lefty Grove (Cleveland) and Claude Passeau (Kansas City) both threw perfect games. Grove also threw two other no-hitters. Freddie Fitzsimmons (NY Yankees) threw a 12-inning no-hitter.
- Goose Goslin (Providence), Roy Hobbs (Cardinals) and Bernie Friberg (Cleveland) reached 2000 hits.
- Glenn Wright (Newark) hit 300 home runs.
- Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) joined the 400 homer club at 28.
- Syl Johnson (Pittsburgh) and Red Lucas (Newark) picked up their 200th wins.
- Pete Donohue (Browns) won his 300th game.
- Ray Roberts (Browns) saved his 300th game.
- Pete Donohue (Browns) threw his 112th career shutout, passing Harry Krause for the all-time record.
- David Price (Minnesota) broke Lefty Grove's single-season strikeout record. He became the second man to strikeout 15 batters in a single game, against Baltimore.

World Series
- Montreal defeated Boston, 5 games to 4.
- Ed Durham was the series MVP, allowing just one run as he won both his starts.
- Arky Vaughan (Montreal) was injured in the first inning of Game One, and would miss the rest of the series.
- Boston won Game Two in eleven innings, as doubles by Jack Cummings and Birdie Tebbetts brought home a run. Bob Newsom pitched 10.1 frames for the Expos.
- Durham threw a shutout in Game Three, as Montreal won 5-0.
- Johnny Welch (Boston) pitched eight innings for just a single hit in Game Six, giving the Red Sox a 2-0 win, and taking them to the cusp of a title.
- Billy Werber (Montreal) and Dale Alexander (Montreal) each had 3 RBI in an 8-3 win.
- Ralph Birkofer (Montreal) threw a three-hit shutout in the deciding Game Nine, as the Expos won 3-0. Jackie Hayes walked and scored twice.
- Jack Warner (Montreal) and Jackie Hayes (Montreal) each had seven hits.
- Lou Gehrig (Boston) went 6-27.
- The Expos came back from 4-2 down to win their first World Series title.

Retirements
- Clyde Barnhart. Three-time All-Star and three-time Silver Slugger. Twice led AL in RBI, and three times in triples.
- Ray Blades. Outfielder for New Jersey/Newark. Strong hitter, with a 140 OPS+, and 267 career home runs. 1929 world champion.
- Bill Doak. 1932 AL MOP. Veteran workhorse who was at the top of the rotation for many Kansas City teams. 288-353 record, with a 101 ERA+. All-time leader in games lost.
- Joe Judge. Six-time All-Star for Baltimore. Frequent league leader in walks and stolen bases. 126 OPS+, 2442 hits, and 402 steals in a poor era for it. Two rings, and WS MVP in 1919.

Draft
- The Giants picked Bobby Doerr first overall.
- Tommy Henrich went second to Providence.
- The Browns picked catcher Don Padgett third.
- Washington chose Ken Keltner at #4
- Texas picked Vince DiMaggio, brother of the NL MVP, ninth.


Joe DiMaggio was NL MVP and Rookie of the Year.


Dale Alexander won the World Series with Montreal.
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  • 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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What are Don Bradman's stats looking like? Not that I'd think it'd be a great time to be a high contact/low power guy...
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What are Don Bradman's stats looking like? Not that I'd think it'd be a great time to be a high contact/low power guy...
Obviously the raw stats look bad, but he's actually playing really well. An above-average batting line and good defense at an important position.
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  • Random relocation - The Providence Angels were selected for relocation, having not had a winning record since 1929. I used the Census List of Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places in the US in 1940. I picked a city at random from the top 50. They moved to Dayton, Ohio.
  • Award winner rand - NL ROY Cliff Melton (Cincinnati) was randomly assigned to the St. Louis Browns.
  • Mass adjust finances (smaller) - Finances were mass-adjusted by -5%.
Off-Season
- The Rangers traded second baseman Charlie Gehringer to Cincinnati for starter Oral Hildebrand.

American League
St. Louis Browns (101-53)
Baltimore Orioles (90-64)
New York Yankees (89-65)
Minnesota Twins (85-69)
Washington Senators (84-70)
Chicago White Sox (82-72)
Boston Red Sox (81-73)
Texas Rangers (80-74)
Detroit Tigers (79-75)
Cleveland Indians (77-77)
Dayton Angels (72-82)
Kansas City Royals (63-91)
Nashville Sounds (51-103)
Toronto Blue Jays (44-110)

AL MVP: Hal Trosky (Washington)
AL CYA: Pete Donohue (Chicago) (10th award, 3rd in AL)
AL ROY: Sam Chapman (Dayton)

National League
Louisville Colonels (102-52)
Milwaukee Brewers (92-62)
Brooklyn Dodgers (91-63)
Chicago Cubs (91-63)
Pittsburgh Pirates (82-72)
Boston Braves (81-73)
Philadelphia Phillies (79-75)
Cincinnati Reds (77-77)
Montreal Expos (77-77)
St. Louis Cardinals (76-78)
Indianapolis Hoosiers (64-90)
New York Giants (63-91)
Newark Bears (56-98)
Durham Bulls (47-107)

NL MVP: Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) (3rd award)
NL MOP: Larry French (Cincinnati) (4th award)
NL ROY: Joe Gordon (Durham)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Hal Trosky (Washington) .287, Hank Greenberg (Brooklyn) .271
Home Runs: Hal Trosky (Washington) 53, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 51
Runs Batted In: Hal Trosky (Washington) 136, Hank Greenberg (Brooklyn) 137
Stolen Bases: Ben Chapman (Baltimore) 14, Luke Appling (Chicago) 17
WAR: Hal Trosky (Washington) 11.5, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 14.5

Wins: Pete Donohue (St. Louis) 22, Lee Grissom (Milwaukee) 22
ERA: Pete Donohue (St. Louis) 1.13, Larry French (Cincinnati) 1.47
Strikeouts: Tommy Bridges (Chicago) 163, Carl Fischer (Chicago) 133
Saves: Bob Brown (Baltimore) 40, Bob Adams (Milwaukee) / Paul Hopkins (Philadelphia) 37
WAR: Pete Donohue (St. Louis) 11.5, Carl Fischer (Chicago) 11.1

Notes
- The Browns won the pennant for the first time since 1932. Pitchers Pete Donohue, Cliff Melton, and Snipe Hansen were crucial, while catcher Don Padgett provided value on both sides of the plate.
- Louisville returned to the World Series for the first time since 1917. DiMaggio, Joe Medwick, and Ernie Lombardi were their best hitters, while Bill Swift was at the top of the rotation.
- Trosky joined Jimmy Williams, Jack Fournier, Rogers Hornsby, Chuck Klein, and Jimmie Foxx as winners of the AL Triple Crown.
- Johnny Mize (Minnesota) joined Trosky and DiMaggio by hitting 50 home runs for the first time.
- Lou Gehrig (Red Sox) hit .255 with 45 homers, and finished second in the AL in OPS.
- Donohue led his league in ERA for the ninth time.
- Greenberg and DiMaggio finished first and second in all three NL Triple Crown stats.

Achievements & Milestones
- Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) hit three home runs in a game.
- Ben Chapman (Baltimore) hit for the cycle.
- There were 22 no-hitters thrown. Tex Carleton (Cincinnati) pitched two.
- Travis Jackson (Minnesota), Bill Terry (Texas), and Jim Bottomley (Louisville) all passed 2000 hits.
- Babe Herman (Milwaukee) hit his 300th home run.
- Al Simmons (Minnesota) hit homer #400.
- Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) became the fourth man to hit 500 homers.
- Carl Hubbell (Philadelphia) won his 200th game.
- Pete Donohue (Browns) joined the 350 win club. He also struck out his 2000th batter.

World Series
- St. Louis defeated Louisville, 5 games to 2.
- Joe Kuhel was series MVP. The first baseman went 10-28 with 4 RBI.
- Pete Donohue (St. Louis) threw a shutout in Game One, a 4-0 Browns win.
- The Browns scored four runs in the first inning of Game Three, on their way to a 4-2 win.
- Dom Dallessandro (Louisville) had five RBI in Game Four, as the Cols won 7-2.
- Harlond Clift (St. Louis) hit an RBI single in the top of the eleventh inning, giving the Browns a 4-3 win, and taking back the lead in the series.
- Rookie Ernie Koy (St. Louis) went 9-28, while Clift batted 8-27.
- Snipe Hansen (St. Louis) won both of his starts.
- Joe Medwick (Louisville) crushed the ball, batting 8-26 with four homers and nine RBI.
- Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) was just 3-25 in his first World Series.

Retirements
- Jim Bottomley. Six-time All-Star with a big bat, but a liability in the field. 2019 career hits, 370 homers, and a 157 OPS+. 1923 NL batting champion.
- Joe Hauser. Slugging first baseman for Quakers, Rangers, among others. 337 career homers, and a 150 OPS+. Led AL in RBI in 1925.
- Red Lucas. Louisville's ace for many years. 218-194 career record, and a 126 OPS+. Four All-Stars, and two Gold Gloves.
- Ray Roberts. Five-time All-Star closer who saved at least 20 games in nine straight seasons, and totaled 338 over his career with a 206 ERA+.
- Babe Ruth. The greatest baseball player to ever live. 3272 hits, 963 home runs, a 226 career OPS+. Retired as all-time leader in SLG, OPS, runs scored, total bases, homers, RBI, walks, and WAR. Holds the top four single-season HR marks, with 81 in 1927. Had 201 RBI in 1921, and a 1.521 OPS in 1922. 6 Triple Crowns, 15 MVP awards, 16 All-Star appearances, 17 Silver Sluggers. Four world titles with the Braves, with an NLCS MVP and two WS MVPs. He had 35 postseason homers; the next most is seven.
- Joe Sewell. Outstanding two-way shortstop who made eight All-Star teams, and won seven Silver Sluggers. 2165 career hits, and a 125 OPS+ while playing good defense.
- Earl Whitehill. Crafty lefty who retired with a 233-220 record, and a 124 ERA+. Mostly pitched for the Giants, but also the Red Sox and Texas. Workhorse who twice led his league in innings pitched.

Draft
- Toronto drafted Ted Williams first overall.
- Durham used the second choice on Charlie Keller.
- Barney McCosky went third to Nashville.
- Hal Newhouser was the first pitcher chosen, to Newark at #4.


Hal Trosky won the American League Triple Crown and MVP. Joe Kuhel was World Series MVP.
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Changes
  • Retire random prospect - Reliever Bucky Jacobs (NY Yankees), the #37 prospect in baseball, retires at 25.
  • Hurt random 4*+ - 35-year-old Lou Gehrig (Red Sox) has his ability reduced from 4.5* to 3.5*
  • Historic relocation - After a single unsuccessful season, the Blue Jays relocate to Philadelphia, reforming the Philadelphia Athletics.
Off-Season
- Ace Pete Donohue moved from the Browns to Minnesota in free agency.
- Goose Goslin signed with Texas from the Angels.

American League
Minnesota Twins (93-61)
Washington Senators (90-64)
Chicago White Sox (89-65)
New York Yankees (83-71)
St. Louis Browns (79-75)
Cleveland Indians (78-76)
Detroit Tigers (77-77)
Kansas City Royals (75-79)
Texas Rangers (73-81)
Baltimore Orioles (72-82)
Dayton Angels (72-82)
Boston Red Sox (70-84)
Nashville Sounds (69-85)
Philadelphia Athletics (58-96)

AL MVP: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) (7th award)
AL CYA: Cliff Melton (St. Louis)
AL ROY: Ted Williams (Philadelphia)

National League
Brooklyn Dodgers (101-54)
Milwaukee Brewers (100-55)
Louisville Colonels (92-62)
Chicago Cubs (84-70)
Philadelphia Phillies (83-71)
Cincinnati Reds (82-72)
Pittsburgh Pirates (79-75)
Boston Braves (76-78)
Montreal Expos (74-80)
New York Giants (73-81)
St. Louis Cardinals (70-84)
Newark Bears (63-91)
Durham Bulls (53-101)
Indianapolis Hoosiers (49-105)

NL MVP: Hank Greenberg (Brooklyn)
NL MOP: Dutch Leonard (Pittsburgh)
NL ROY: Charlie Keller (Durham)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) .286, Hank Greenberg (Brooklyn) .284
Home Runs: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) 53, Hank Greenberg (Brooklyn) 49
Runs Batted In: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) 114, Hank Greenberg (Brooklyn) 136
Stolen Bases: Augie Galan (Washington) 20, Lonny Frey (Brooklyn) 20
WAR: Jimmie Foxx (Cleveland) 15.6, Hank Greenberg (Brooklyn) 12.3

Wins: Claude Passeau (Kansas City) 27, Carl Fischer (Chicago) 23
ERA: Cliff Melton (St. Louis) 1.31, Carl Fischer (Chicago) 1.53
Strikeouts: Johnny Vander Meer (Minnesota) 162, Paul Dean (Chicago) / Hal Newhouser (Newark) 127
Saves: Clarence Pickrel (Chicago) / Bill Weir (Detroit) / Jim Winford (Texas), Paul Hopkins (Philadelphia) 37
WAR: Cliff Melton (St. Louis) 11.6, Dutch Leonard (Pittsburgh) 12.3

Notes
- The Twins' excellent pitching staff led them to the pennant. Johnny Vander Meer, Johnny Babich, Dizzy Trout, and Pete Donohue all had very strong years on the mound, while slugger Johnny Mize was the star at the plate. Minnesota won the pennant for the first time since 1930.
- Brooklyn required a one-game playoff to win their first NL title since 1914. Ken O'Dea drove in six runs for the Dodgers, as they downed Milwaukee 9-3. Hank Greenberg, Wally Berger, and Fritz Ostermueller were the stars.
- Foxx won his second Triple Crown. Only in 1928 and 1929 had the Triple Crown previously been won by hitters in both leagues.
- Ted Williams (Athletics) had an excellent rookie season, hitting .270 with 49 home runs.
- Cliff Melton (Browns) finished first or second in all three Triple Crown categories.
- Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) struggled compared to his first three years in the league, batting just .234 with 41 homers.
- Dayton traded veteran star catcher Gabby Hartnett to the New York Yankees for two minor leaguers.

Achievements & Milestones
- Ken Keltner (Washington) hit three home runs in a game.
- Rookie Barney McCosky (Nashville) went 6-for-6 with a walk, in fourteen innings against Dayton. He is the first man to have six hits in a game since 1924.
- Vito Tamulis (Phillies) threw a perfect game on May 6th against the Cardinals.
- Dizzy Dean (Phillies) threw a no-hitter on opening day.
- Heinie Manush (Texas) tallied his 2000th hit.
- Goose Goslin (Texas), Ripper Collins (NY Giants), and Bill Dickey (Milwaukee) reached 300 home runs.
- Bill Terry (Texas) hit his 400th homer.
- Gabby Hartnett (Dayton) joined Ruth, Wilson, Gehrig, and Foxx in the 500 home run club.
- Syl Johnson (Pittsburgh) and George Uhle (NY Giants) won their 250th games.

World Series
- Minnesota defeated Brooklyn, 5 games to 2.
- Dizzy Trout was the MVP, winning both starts, and allowing just one run in 16 IP.
- The Twins scored six runs in the seventh inning of Game Two, including a three-run homer by Odell Hale, as Minnesota won 7-6.
- Ross Bauers (Brooklyn) allowed just a single run on a hit and four walks in Game Four, and his Dodgers won 8-1.
- Johnny Vander Meer (Minnesota) was dominant in Game Five, allowing one hit in his shutout, for a 6-0 Twins win.
- Trout shutout the Dodgers in Game Seven, with Travis Jackson bashing a double and a homer as Minnesota secured the series.
- Johnny Mize (Minnesota) was 5-22.
- Gene Moore (Minnesota) and Jackson both had six RBI.
- Johnny Babich (Minnesota) also won both of his starts.
- Hank Greenberg (Brooklyn) struggled, picking up only four hits.
- The Twins won their first ring in their third trip to the Fall Classic.

Retirements
- Syl Johnson. Workhorse for the Twins and Pirates. 251-199 career record, 111 ERA+.
- Bob Meusel. Five-time All-Star for the Red Sox. 2130 hits, 342 HR, 138 OPS+.

Draft
- Pete Reiser went first to Indianapolis.
- Durham picked Walker Cooper at #2.
- Wally Judnich was chosen by the Athletics third.
- Newark opted for Pee Wee Reese with the fourth pick.
- Dom DiMaggio was picked by the Red Sox seventh.


Hank Greenberg was the National League MVP and Triple Crown winner.


Johnny Mize was the key hitter on the world champion team.
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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.

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World Champions

1901: Pittsburgh d. Boston (AL)
1902: Boston (AL) d. St. Louis (NL)
1903: St. Louis (NL) d. Baltimore
1904: Milwaukee d. Pittsburgh
1905: Boston (AL) d. St. Louis (NL)
1906: Boston (AL) d. Pittsburgh
1907: Boston (AL) d. Cincinnati
1908: Boston (AL) d. Pittsburgh
1909: Philadelphia (AL) d. Brooklyn
1910: Pittsburgh d. Washington
1911: Boston (NL) d. Boston (AL)
1912: Pittsburgh d. Providence
1913: Chicago (AL) d. Philadelphia (NL)
1914: Providence d. Brooklyn
1915: Chicago (AL) d. Boston (NL)
1916: Cleveland d. Buffalo
1917: Detroit d. Louisville
1918: Milwaukee d. Boston (NL)
1919: Baltimore d. Boston (NL)
1920: Boston (NL) d. Cleveland
1921: Baltimore d. Boston (NL)
1922: Cleveland d. Boston (NL)
1923: Cleveland d. Boston (NL)
1924: Cleveland d. Indianapolis
1925: Cleveland d. Boston (NL)
1926: Providence d. New Jersey
1927: Boston (NL) d. Milwaukee
1928: Boston (NL) d. Minnesota
1929: Newark d. Providence
1930: Boston (NL) d. Minnesota
1931: Pittsburgh d. Chicago (AL)
1932: St. Louis (AL) d. Cincinnati
1933: Chicago (AL) d. Boston (NL)
1934: Chicago (AL) d. Boston (NL)
1935: Baltimore d. Chicago (NL)
1936: Montreal d. Boston (AL)
1937: Chicago (NL) d. Washington
1938: St. Louis (AL) d. Louisville
1939: Minnesota d. Brooklyn
1940: Washington d. Pittsburgh

Career Leaderboards

AVG: Nap Lajoie .347 - Active Leader: Johnny Mize (Minnesota) .253
OBP: John McGraw .453 - Active Leader: Lou Gehrig (Red Sox) .396
SLG: Babe Ruth .632 - Active Leader: Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) .578
OPS: Babe Ruth 1.064 - Active Leader: Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) .920

Runs: Babe Ruth 2318 - Active Leader: Lou Gehrig (Red Sox) 1519
Hits: Eddie Collins 3757 - Active Leader: Goose Goslin (Texas) 2456
Doubles: Joe Jackson 620 - Active Leader: Chick Hafey (Red Sox) 562
Triples: Tris Speaker 299 - Active Leader: Travis Jackson (White Sox) / Freddie Lindstrom (Red Sox) 140
Home Runs: Babe Ruth 963 - Second: Jimmie Foxx (Pittsburgh) 590

RBI: Babe Ruth 2358 - Active Leader: Gabby Hartnett (Brooklyn) 1446
Stolen Bases: Pete Hill 758 - Active Leader: Ben Chapman (Baltimore) 200
Walks: Max Bishop (Washington) 2422 - Active Second: Jimmie Foxx (Pittsburgh) 2028
WAR: Babe Ruth 218.7 - Active Leader: Jimmie Foxx (Pittsburgh) 168.5

Wins: Joe Wood 395 - Active Leader: Pete Donohue (Minnesota) 366
Winning %: Cy Young .760 - Active Leader: Claude Passeau (Kansas City) .688
Games Started: Joe Wood 744 - Active Leader: Pete Donohue (Minnesota) 669
ERA: Cliff Melton (Browns) 1.68 - Second: Larry French (Cincinnati) 1.76
WHIP: Paul Dean (Cubs) 0.76 - Second: Larry French (Cincinnati) 0.78

Shutouts: Pete Donohue (Minnesota) 130 - Active Second: Lefty Grove (Cleveland) 83
Strikeouts: Harry Krause 3518 - Active Leader: Lefty Grove (Cleveland) 2261
Saves: George Dumont 415 - Active Leader: Paul Hopkins (Phillies) 259
WAR: Pete Donohue (Minnesota) 194.8 - Active Second: Larry French (Cincinnati) 128.4
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INTERMISSION: Who The Heck Are Some Of These Guys?

In this sim, almost all of the best position players were also excellent players in real life. The leaderboards are topped by names like Babe Ruth, Eddie Collins, Rogers Hornsby, Ty Cobb, Jimmie Foxx, and Nap Lajoie - all inner-circle Hall of Famers in real life and in the simulated universe. However, the same thing isn't true about the pitchers. While there are some familiar names, such as Walter Johnson, many of the top hurlers in this universe will likely be unfamiliar to most readers. Here is a brief portrait of the real-life careers of a few of the top moundsmen in The Chaos List.

Cy Blanton - Darryl Blanton was an Oklahoman lefty who made a splash for the Pirates, leading the National League in ERA in 1935, and throwing four shutouts in 1935 and 1936. MLB stats: 68-71, 3.55 ERA

SABR Bio: "In 1935 Cy Blanton broke in with the Pittsburgh Pirates in a blaze of glory. The hard-throwing right-hander with an array of screwballs, curves, and sinkers led the National League in ERA and tied for the lead in shutouts, and was the hardest-to-hit pitcher in the big leagues. In his first four seasons he averaged 14 wins and 226 innings despite suffering from chronic elbow tenderness. Weeks after tossing an ill-fated no-hitter in a meaningless exhibition game in 1939, Blanton tore ligaments in his elbow, effectively ending his career. He won only 12 more games over the next four years as he battled injuries and the effects of alcoholism that led to his death in 1945 at the age of 37."

Pete Donohue - A tall Texan, Donohue was a 20 game winner three times for the Reds in the 1920s, after reaching the big leagues aged only 20. MLB stats: 134-118, 3.87 ERA.

SABR bio: "A member of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, Pete Donohue was a right-handed pitcher from Texas who won 127 games for them over a 10-year stretch, including three years of 20 or more wins in the early to mid-1920s. He led the league with 27 complete games in 1925 and wins in 1926. By his late 20s, however, he'd lost his edge and his career sputtered out quickly with brief stints for the New York Giants and Cleveland Indians, before ending with an 0-1 season for the 1931 Boston Red Sox."

Harry Krause - Krause was a lefty who had success for the Athletics as a rookie in 1909, winning 18 games, and leading the AL in ERA. His first ten starts in that season were all at least seven innings, and conceding two or fewer runs, which is still a record to start a season. His major league career was done by 1912, though the Californian would win 249 games in the Pacific Coast League. MLB stats: 36-26, 2.50 ERA

Baseball Almanac: "When Joe Jackson was asked who were the toughest pitchers he faced, he replied, 'Harry Krause and Reb Russell.' "

Guy Morton - Morton was a starter from Alabama who played for Cleveland between 1914 and 1924. He twice led the AL in K/9, and was known for having an extremely quick fastball. His son, "Moose" Morton, played a single game for the Red Sox in 1954. MLB stats: 98-86, 3.13 ERA

SABR Bio: "Guy Morton reported to New Orleans for spring training in 1914 with Cleveland. After a few workouts his manager, Joe Birmingham, was unimpressed. “He doesn’t know how to stand on the rubber even. He doesn’t know how to hold the ball.” What he did have was a tremendous fastball and Birmingham declared, “[O]nly one pitcher in the country has more speed and that is one Walter Johnson.” Birmingham entrusted Morton to minor-league manager Lee Fohl to turn him into a pitcher instead of a thrower. With Fohl’s guidance, Morton went on to pitch 317 games over 11 seasons with Cleveland."

Joe Wood - "Smoky Joe" was a hard-throwing righty for the deadball era Red Sox. He was excellent in his early 20s, going 34-5 with an ERA under two in 1912, and winning three games in the World Series. However, he would blow his arm out in 1915, and would never be a regular big league pitcher again. Impressively, though, he would make a comeback for Cleveland as an outfielder, often playing in a platoon. MLB stats: 117-57, 2.03 ERA.

SABR Bio: "Joe Wood's reign as one of the most dominating pitchers in baseball history lasted a brief two seasons, but it left an indelible impression on those who witnessed his greatness first-hand. "Without a doubt," Ty Cobb later recalled, "Joe Wood was one of the best pitchers I ever faced throughout my entire career." In 1911 and 1912, Smoky Joe Wood won 57 games for the Boston Red Sox, including a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns on July 29, 1911, and an American League record-tying 16 straight wins in the second half of the 1912 campaign. He was by no means large or overpowering, standing 5'11 3/4" and weighing in at 180 pounds, but concealed in his lanky frame was one of the most overpowering fastballs of the Deadball Era. "I have seen a lot of speedy pitchers in my time," Red Sox catcher Tubby Spencer quipped in the spring of 1909, "but Joe Wood can make sparks fly better than anyone else I ever saw throw a ball." Three years later, Walter Johnson could only agree. "Can I throw harder than Joe Wood?" he asked a waiting reporter. "Listen, mister, no man alive can throw harder than Smoky Joe Wood.""

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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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Changes
  • Add non MLer - Russian ace Victor Starffin, the first pitcher to win 300 games in professional ball in Japan, was added to the game. He signed with the world champion Chicago Cubs, further strengthening their strong rotation.
  • Change DH - the NL will no longer use the designated hitter.
  • Lengthen schedule - The schedule will be increased to 168 games.
Off-Season
- Texas traded outfielder Vince DiMaggio to the Reds for closer Foster Edwards and two prospects.

American League
Chicago White Sox (106-62)
Detroit Tigers (97-72)

Minnesota Twins (96-73)
New York Yankees (93-75)
St. Louis Browns (91-77)
Washington Senators (89-79)
Kansas City Royals (86-82)
Baltimore Orioles (80-88)
Nashville Sounds (80-88)
Philadelphia Athletics (79-89)
Boston Red Sox (76-92)
Cleveland Indians (73-95)
Dayton Angels (69-99)
Texas Rangers (62-106)

AL MVP: Ted Williams (Philadelphia) (2nd award)
AL CYA: Johnny Schmitz (Detroit)
AL ROY: Willard Marshall (Nashville)

National League
Milwaukee Brewers (104-64)
New York Giants (101-67)

Pittsburgh Pirates (99-69)
Brooklyn Dodgers (98-70)
Chicago Cubs (98-70)
Louisville Colonels (89-79)
Montreal Expos (87-81)
Philadelphia Phillies (86-82)
Newark Bears (79-89)
Cincinnati Reds (77-91)
Durham Bulls (77-91)
Boston Braves (65-103)
Indianapolis Hoosiers (61-107)
St. Louis Cardinals (55-113)

NL MVP: Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) (4th award)
NL MOP: Ken Raffensberger (Chicago)
NL ROY: Jim Russell (Newark)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Ted Williams (Philadelphia) .285, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) .247
Home Runs: Johnny Mize (Minnesota) 55, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 56
Runs Batted In: Johnny Mize (Minnesota) 139, Rudy York (New York) 119
Stolen Bases: Ben Chapman (Baltimore) / Augie Galan (Washington) 25, Lonny Frey (Brooklyn) 24
WAR: Ted Williams (Philadelphia) 11.8, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 13.5

Wins: Johnny Schmitz (Detroit) 25, Van Mungo (New York) 23
ERA: Cliff Melton (St. Louis) 1.65, Carl Fischer (Chicago) 1.24
Strikeouts: Allie Reynolds (Detroit) 164, Hal Newhouser (Newark) 169
Saves: Clarence Pickrel (Chicago) 29, Jack Russell (Montreal) 30
WAR: Dizzy Trout (Minnesota) 10.2, Ken Raffensberger (Chicago) 12.9

Notes
- The White Sox won the most games of any AL team since the 1923 Indians. Phil Cavarretta and Travis Jackson were the key hitters, while Bobo Newsom and Mickey Harris led the way on the mound.
- Detroit and Minnesota played a one-game playoff to make the ALCS. The Tigers won 5-2, with Jeff Heath (Detroit) hitting a three-run home run.
- Good pitching and defense took Milwaukee to the top of the NL standings, while slugging catcher Rudy York was the key for the Giants, who made the postseason for the first time.
- The world champion Cubs finished three games back of the Giants, with excellent pitching but the fewest home runs hit in the National League.
- Ted Williams (Athletics) had the best average in baseball by more than 30 points.
- Russian rookie Victor Starffin (Cubs) went 15-16 with a 2.35 ERA and 119 ERA+.

Achievements & Milestones
- Ripper Collins (NY Giants), Ted Williams (Athletics), and Johnny Mize (Minnesota) hit three homers in a game, with Williams doing so twice. The last man to hit three HR twice in the same year was Babe Ruth in 1922.
- Joe Medwick (Louisville), Jim Tabor (Phillies), and Lonny Frey (Brooklyn) all hit for the cycle.
- Hal Newhouser (Newark) threw a pair of no-hitters.
- Jimmie Foxx (Pittsburgh) and Chick Hafey (Athletics) both passed 2000 hits.
- Bill Terry (Boston) and Travis Jackson (White Sox) cracked their 2500th hits.
- Dolph Camilli (NY Yankees) and Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) hit their 300th home runs.
- Ripper Collins (NY Giants) joined the 400 home run club.
- Watty Clark (Braves) won his 200th game.
- Lefty Grove (Milwaukee) won game #250.
- Virgil Cheeves (Braves) struck out his 2000th hitter.
- Travis Jackson (White Sox) broke Eddie Collins' record for most career at-bats.
- Chick Hafey (Athletics) passed Joe Jackson for most career doubles.

ALCS
- Detroit defeated Chicago, 4 games to 1.
- Bob Bowman was the MVP. He pitched 7.1 hitless innings in three relief appearances, and picked up two wins.
- Game Two was won on a walk-off hit, as Mel Almada (Detroit) doubled home Gus Mancuso, giving the Tigers a 4-3 win in eleven frames.
- Game Five was won by Detroit in thirteen innings, as they finally got to Mickey Harris (Chicago), who had thrown twelve scoreless frames before giving up the lead in the thirteenth. The Tigers won 1-0.
- Jeff Heath (Detroit) was 6-18.
- Detroit won the pennant for the first time since 1917.
NLCS
- New York defeated Milwaukee, 4 games to 1.
- Catcher Rudy York won MVP, going 6-18 with three home runs.
- The Brewers rallied to score four runs in the top of the ninth inning of Game One, winning 5-4 in a comeback victory.
- Van Mungo (New York) pitched a no-hitter in Game Three, allowing six walks, but not a single Brewer to reach by base hit. The Giants won 3-0.
- Bob Elliott (New York) cracked the go-ahead hit in the top of the ninth inning of Game Five, giving the Giants a decisive 5-4 lead. Eddie Lake (Milwaukee) hit two home runs in the game.
- The first pennant in New York Giants history.
World Series
- Detroit defeated New York, 5 games to 2.
- Bobby Doerr of the Giants was the series MVP, despite being on the losing team. The New York second baseman went 10-24 with a pair of home runs.
- The Tigers scored two runs in the top of the 11th, to win Game One 4-2.
- A scoreless Game Three through ten innings was broken open with three Giants runs in the top of the 11th, with Don Hurst (New York) hitting a two-run double.
- The Tigers were shutout in Game Five, with young Howie Pollet (New York) pitching six innings for just a single hit, and Bud Tinning (New York) closing the last three frames.
- Allie Reynolds (Detroit) pitched 7.1 innings in Game Seven, allowing only one hit, as the Tigers won 2-1 and secured the World Series title.
- Zeke Bonura (Detroit) batted 7-24.
- Cy Blanton (Detroit) won both of his starts.
- Detroit's second title (1917).

Retirements
- Mickey Cochrane. Outstanding backstop who starred for the Brewers and Braves. Nine All-Star games and six Silver Sluggers, for a career 154 OPS+ and 255 homers.
- Lou Gehrig. 1933 and 1934 NL MVP. Nine-time All-Star, five time Silver Slugger at first base. One of the best sluggers of his generation, leading his league in runs in five straight years, RBI three times, average and homers once, and slugging and OPS twice. 567 career homers, tied for the fourth-most all-time, and a 218 OPS+.
- Marty McManus. Strong two-way third baseman who who six Gold Gloves and had a 126 OPS+ and 2199 career hits. Six times an All-Star, mostly for the Cardinals.
- Al Simmons. Eleven-time All-Star who was a consistently excellent outfielder. 2091 hits, 420 HR, and a 155 OPS+. Led AL in RBI once and doubles once.
- Sam West. One of the best defensive center fielders of all-time, winning eleven Gold Gloves. Named to two All-Star teams. 101 OPS+.

Draft
- The Cardinals chose Snuffy Stirnweiss first overall.
- Gil Hodges went second to Indianapolis.
- Texas chose Eddie Stanky third.
- The Braves used the fourth pick on George Kell.
- Dayton chose Andy Pafko at #5.


Johnny Schmitz won the AL Cy Young Award, as well as the World Series.


Bobby Doerr was WS MVP, despite being on the losing side.
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  • 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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  • Contraction - The Indianapolis Hoosiers and the Texas Rangers are contracted.
  • Swap two teams leagues - Because of contraction, I'm going to just move the Nashville Sounds from the AL to the NL. The Tigers move from the AL East to AL West to keep things balanced.
  • Change BBs (larger) - Walks will now be 70% more common than real life.
Off-Season
- Shortstop Joe Cronin moved from the Phillies to the White Sox in free agency.
- Nick Etten, formerly of the Rangers, signed with the Red Sox.
- Veteran Mel Ott moved across town from the Yankees to the Dodgers.
- Pete Reiser (Indianapolis) also signed with Brooklyn.

American League East
Boston Red Sox (97-71)
Philadelphia Athletics (96-72)
Washington Senators (94-74)
New York Yankees (85-83)
Baltimore Orioles (72-96)
Cleveland Indians (66-102)
American League West
St. Louis Browns (101-67)
Chicago White Sox (96-72)
Detroit Tigers (80-88)
Minnesota Twins (77-91)
Dayton Angels (75-93)
Kansas City Royals (69-99)

AL MVP: Ted Williams (Philadelphia) (4th award)
AL CYA: Hank Wyse (Washington)
AL ROY: Al Gionfriddo (Detroit)

National League East
Newark Bears (96-72)
Brooklyn Dodgers (94-74)
Philadelphia Phillies (92-76)
Durham Bulls (90-78)
Montreal Expos (81-87)
New York Giants (80-88)
Boston Braves (59-109)
National League West
Chicago Cubs (93-75)
Louisville Colonels (90-78)
Cincinnati Reds (89-79)
Nashville Sounds (89-79)
Pittsburgh Pirates (84-84)
Milwaukee Brewers (76-92)
St. Louis Cardinals (63-105)

NL MVP: Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) (6th award)
NL MOP: Larry French (Cincinnati) (5th award)
NL ROY: Danny Gardella (Cincinnati)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Ted Williams (Philadelphia) .286, Bill Dickey (Milwaukee) .250
Home Runs: Pat Seerey (Washington) 52, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) / Hank Sauer (Brooklyn) 60
Runs Batted In: Pat Seerey (Washington) 126, Hank Sauer (Brooklyn) 155
Stolen Bases: Ben Chapman (Baltimore) 23, Thurman Tucker (Milwaukee) 27
WAR: Ted Williams (Philadelphia) 13.9, Bill Dickey (Milwaukee) 10.1

Wins: Hank Wyse (Washington) 25, Larry French (Cincinnati) 23
ERA: Hank Wyse (Washington) 1.69, Larry French (Cincinnati) 1.51
Strikeouts: Johnny Vander Meer (Minnesota) 168, Hal Newhouser (Newark) 162
Saves: Bob Bowman (Detroit) 25, Dick Coffman (New York) 33
WAR: Marius Russo (Detroit) 9.3, Larry French (Cincinnati) 12.0

Notes
- The Red Sox won and the Athletics lost on the last day of the season to decide the AL East crown. Dom DiMaggio and Freddie Lindstrom starred for the Sox.
- The Browns returned to the postseason thanks to the best run prevention in the AL. Cliff Melton had another excellent season, with an ERA under 2.
- The Bears returned to prominence with great seasons from Babe Phelps and Whitey Kurowski. The Dodgers, their nearest rivals, had a great batting lineup, but struggled in the field.
- The Cubs had the best pitching in baseball again, but Carl Fischer would miss the postseason with an elbow injury.
- Ted Williams hit .286/.501/.674, by far the best in baseball. His 216 walks were a record.
- DiMaggio and Sauer were the first men to hit 60 homers since 1936.
- 37-year-old Bill Dickey (Milwaukee) had the best season of his career.

Achievements & Milestones
- Vern Stephens (Nashville), Joe Gordon (Durham), and Hank Sauer (Brooklyn) all had three homers in a game.
- Ted Williams (Athletics) and Johnny Rizzo (NY Yankees) both hit for the cycle.
- Joe Cronin (White Sox) hit his 300th homer.
- Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) and Carlton Fisk (Montreal) hit their 400th homers.
- Travis Jackson (Athletics) drove in his 1500th run.
- Wayland Dean (Milwaukee), Schoolboy Rowe (NY Giants), and Elon Hogsett (Baltimore) won their 200th games.
- Larry French (Cincinnati), Carl Fischer (Cubs) and Carl Hubbell (Phillies) all won their 250th games.

ALCS
- Boston defeated St. Louis, 4 games to 3.
- Tony Cuccinello was the MVP. He was 8-25 with 5 RBI.
- The Red Sox manufactured a win in Game Four. With the game tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the tenth, Dom DiMaggio walked, Tony Cuccinello was hit by a pitch, and then a groundball by Don Lang was misplayed by 1B Joe Kuhel, giving Boston the 3-2 win.
- Game Six was a pitchers' duel between Bruce Cunningham (Boston) and Jesse Flores (St. Louis). They combined for nine scoreless frames, but Jack Salveson (Boston) was brought in for the bottom of the tenth, and couldn't keep things going, as two singles and a walk-off wild pitch gave the Browns a 1-0 win.
- Four runs in the sixth and two runs in the eighth resulted in a 7-3 Red Sox win in the seventh game.
- Watty Clark (Boston) won both of his starts.
- Cliff Melton (St. Louis) won Games One and Five.
- The Red Sox's ninth pennant.
NLCS
- Chicago defeated Newark, 4 games to 3.
- Whitey Kurowski (Newark) was the series MVP from the losing team. He was 9-26 with four home runs.
- The Cubs scored five runs in the top of the tenth inning of Game One, batting around and winning the game 9-4.
- Bucky Walters (Newark) threw a shutout in Game Three, allowing five hits and five walks. The Bears won 3-0.
- Kurowski hit two homers in Game Four, but Chicago won anyway, 5-3.
- Kurowski hit a two-run home in the fifth inning of Game Six, which was crucial, as the Bears won 2-1.
- Harry Walker (Chicago) was 4-4 with two doubles in Game Seven, as the Cubs narrowly squeaked a 6-5 win, and advanced to the World Series.
- Rookie catcher Mike Garbark (Chicago) was 9-24.
- Bob Lemon (Chicago) had 6 RBI.
- Babe Phelps (Newark) went 0-29.
- The Cubs won the pennant for the third time in four years.

World Series
- Boston defeated Chicago, 5 games to 0.
- Dom DiMaggio was the MVP. He had six hits and two home runs.
- Al Smith and Jerry Byrne (Boston) combined to throw a shutout in Game One. The Red Sox won 7-0.
- Watty Clark (Boston) allowed just two hits in a walk in Game Three, a 5-0 victory for the scarlet stockings.
- Johnny Wyrostek (Boston) drove in six runs.
- The Red Sox won the World Series for the first time since 1908.

Retirements
- Max Bishop. Legendarily patient second baseman who led his league in walks on twelve occasions. Won a ring in 1935 with Baltimore. Eleven All-Star games. .191 average but .388 OBP and 136 OPS+. His 2763 career walks are all-time record.
- Paul Derringer. 1931 NL MOP, 1935 AL CYA. 185-142, and 119 ERA+. Five-time All-Star. Title in 1935.
- David Price. Hard-throwing lefty whose career flamed out because of injuries. Led the big leagues in strikeouts in 1935 and 1936, but never pitched another full season. 36-36, 101 ERA+.

Draft
- The Braves chose catcher Bill Salkeld first.
- Red Schoendienst went second to the Cardinals.
- The Indians picked Dave Ferriss third.
- Billy Pierce was the fourth pick for Kansas City.
- The Twins picked Sal Maglie at #8.


Bill Dickey was the National League batting champion.


Dom DiMaggio was the World Series MVP.
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  • Change BABIP (larger) - BABIP will now be 50 points higher than otherwise.
  • Add non MLer - Tetsuharu Kawakami, a Japanese first baseman, was added to the game. He signed with the New York Giants.
  • Award winner retire - Hank Wyse, Washington's 26-year-old Cy Young winner, retired.
Off-Season
- Nine-time MVP Jimmie Foxx signed with the White Sox.

American League East
Washington Senators (99-69)
Philadelphia Athletics (92-76)
Baltimore Orioles (87-81)
Cleveland Indians (79-89)
New York Yankees (74-94)
Boston Red Sox (68-100)
American League West
Chicago White Sox (108-60)
St. Louis Browns (89-79)
Minnesota Twins (88-80)
Detroit Tigers (84-84)
Dayton Angels (76-92)
Kansas City Royals (64-104)

AL MVP: Hal Trosky (Washington) (3rd award)
AL CYA: Tex Hughson (Philadelphia) (2nd award)
AL ROY: Ed Stevens (Detroit)

National League East
Brooklyn Dodgers (110-58)
New York Giants (108-60)
Durham Bulls (107-61)
Newark Bears (83-85)
Montreal Expos (82-86)
Boston Braves (69-99)
Philadelphia Phillies (63-105)
National League West
Cincinnati Reds (95-73)
Chicago Cubs (81-87)
Louisville Colonels (81-87)
Nashville Sounds (80-88)
Milwaukee Brewers (79-89)
Pittsburgh Pirates (73-95)
St. Louis Cardinals (65-103)

NL MVP: Hank Sauer (Brooklyn)
NL MOP: Larry French (Cincinnati) (6th award)
NL ROY: Bill Salkeld (Boston)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: .Ted Williams (Philadelphia) .268, Hank Sauer (Brooklyn) .258
Home Runs: Johnny Mize (Minnesota) 62, Hank Sauer (Brooklyn) 67
Runs Batted In: Hal Trosky (Washington) 147, Hank Sauer (Brooklyn) 172
Stolen Bases: Johnny Hopp (Kansas City) 13, Pee Wee Reese (Newark) 25
WAR: Ted Williams (Philadelphia) 9.7, Hank Sauer (Brooklyn) 12.0

Wins: Mickey Harris (Chicago) 23, Larry French (Cincinnati) 25
ERA: Johnny Schmitz (Detroit) 2.07, Larry French (Cincinnati) 1.67
Strikeouts: Cy Blanton (Detroit) 159, Virgil Trucks (Brooklyn) 160
Saves: Clarence Pickrel (Chicago) 38, Ed Heusser (Cincinnati) 40
WAR: Cy Blanton (Detroit) 13.9, Larry French (Cincinnati) 13.2

Notes
- Hal Trosky and Pat Seerey powered Washington to the AL East title, along with fine pitching from Marv Breuer, Max Lanier, and Ernie White.
- The White Sox matched the 1924 Indians by winning 108 games. Ron Northey hit 47 homers, while veteran Jimmie Foxx mashed 30.
- Hank Sauer was the first Triple Crown winner in five years, and led the Dodgers to the top of the NL East. Roy Cullenbine and Pete Reiser also had great years.
- The Giants and Bulls were unlucky to miss out, as both had fine seasons, just behind Brooklyn.
- The Reds topped their division for the first time since 1932. 37-year-old Larry French starred again.
- Tetsuharu Kawakami (NY Giants) hit 20 homers in his first big league season.

Achievements & Milestones
- Max West (Baltimore), Hank Sauer (Brooklyn), and Johnny Mize (Minnesota) all hit three homers in a game.
- Johnny Hopp (Kansas City) hit for the cycle.
- There were 23 no-hitters thrown.
- Freddie Lindstrom (Baltimore) collected his 2500th hit.
- Joe Medwick (Louisville), Ted Williams (Athletics), Freddie Lindstrom (Baltimore), and Harlond Clift (Browns) all reached 300 home runs.
- Mel Ott (Brooklyn), Johnny Mize (Minnesota) and Dolph Camilli (NY Yankees) hit their 400th homers.
- Hal Trosky (Washington) and Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) joined the 500 home run club.
- Jimmie Foxx (White Sox) became the second player to hit 800 career homers.
- Cy Blanton (Detroit) won his 200th game.
- Roy Cullenbine (Brooklyn) set a record by walking 220 times.
- Jimmie Foxx (White Sox) passed Max Bishop, becoming the all-time leader in walks drawn. He also passed Babe Ruth for most career strikeouts.

ALCS
- Washington defeated Chicago, 4 games to 1.
- Reliever Steve Rachunok (Washington) picked up two wins and series MVP, allowing just one hit in 5.2 innings of work.
- The Senators were shut out in Game Two, with Paul Erickson and Clarence Pickrel combining to take a 2-0 win.
- Dusty Cooke (Washington) hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in Game Three, a 4-3 Sens win.
- Marv Breuer (Washington) threw a series-winning shutout in Game Five, a 6-0 win.
- Ken Keltner (Washington) went 5-19 with two homers.
- The Senators last won the pennant in 1940.
NLCS
- Brooklyn defeated Cincinnati, 4 games to 3.
- Pete Reiser (Brooklyn) was the series MVP. He went 8-24 with three homers and eight RBI.
- Hank Sauer (Brooklyn) hit two home runs in Game Three, driving in three men as the Dodgers won 4-1.
- Larry French (Cincinnati) shutout Brooklyn in Game Five, as the two teams combined for just six hits, with Billy Cox (Cincinnati) hitting a homer for the game's only run.
- Frankie Crosetti (Brooklyn) scored the series-winning run in Game Seven, on a sacrifice fly by pinch hitter Babe Dahlgren.
- Hank Sauer had three homers and seven RBI.

World Series
- Brooklyn defeated Washington, 5 games to 3.
- Virgil Trucks was the series MVP. He won Games Two and Eight, allowing just one run in 16.2 innings.
- Game Three was a barnburner. Brooklyn scored five in the fifth and five in the sixth to win 10-8.
- Hal Schumacher (Washington) was outstanding in Game Four, allowing just a single hit in a 2-0 Senators victory.
- Trucks out-dueled Marv Breuer (Washington) in the deciding game, which was a 1-0 win for the Dodgers.
- Hank Sauer (Brooklyn) hit two home runs in the series.
- Brooklyn's first world championship.

Retirements
- Woody English. Eight-time All-Star shortstop. 102 OPS+ in more than 2800 games played. World Series MVP for the White Sox in 1934.
- Ernie Lombardi. Cardinals, Colonels and Dodgers catcher who retired after winning a ring in 1945. 112 OPS+ in impressive career.
- Claude Passeau. Starter with short but strong career. 171-125 with a 127 ERA+ and three All-Star games. Led AL in wins twice.

Draft
- The Phillies chose Ralph Kiner first overall.
- Yogi Berra went second to the Royals.
- Al Dark was the third pick for the Cardinals.
- The Red Sox went for Bobby Thomson at four.
- Carl Furillo was #5 for the Boston Braves.


Hank Sauer won the National League's MVP and Triple Crown.


Pete Reiser was the NLCS MVP.
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  • Expand FA - Players will now become free agents after 10 years of service.
  • Hurt random prospect - Ed Stevens (Detroit), the #10 prospect in baseball, had his ratings reduced.
  • Free agent draft - I will hold a free agent draft in the next off-season. (I have decided that this is a better way to implement this option.)
Off-Season
- The Red Sox traded catcher Birdie Tebbetts to Minnesota for ace Johnny Vander Meer.
- Brooklyn traded veteran outfielder Mel Ott to Louisville for Beau Bell.
- The Tigers traded three-time AL Cy Young winner Cy Blanton to Baltimore for two infield prospects.
- Catcher Rick Ferrell moved to the Durham Bulls in free agency.
- Catcher Gabby Harnett and third baseman Freddie Lindstrom signed with the Philadelphia Athletics.

American League East
Philadelphia Athletics (96-72)
Boston Red Sox (92-76)
Washington Senators (90-78)
Baltimore Orioles (83-85)
Cleveland Indians (73-95)
New York Yankees (69-99)
American League West
Chicago White Sox (95-73)
St. Louis Browns (92-76)
Dayton Angels (89-79)
Minnesota Twins (80-88)
Detroit Tigers (76-92)
Kansas City Royals (73-95)

AL MVP: Ted Williams (Philadelphia) (5th award)
AL CYA: Marius Russo (Detroit)
AL ROY: Bobby Thomson (Boston)

National League East
New York Giants (105-63)
Brooklyn Dodgers (103-65)
Durham Bulls (100-68)
Newark Bears (74-94)
Boston Braves (73-95)
Montreal Expos (73-95)
Philadelphia Phillies (65-103)
National League West
Cincinnati Reds (96-72)
Chicago Cubs (89-79)
St. Louis Cardinals (84-84)
Louisville Colonels (81-87)
Pittsburgh Pirates (80-88)
Nashville Sounds (79-89)
Milwaukee Brewers (74-94)

NL MVP: Hank Sauer (Brooklyn) (2nd award)
NL MOP: Howie Pollet (New York)
NL ROY: Ralph Kiner (Philadelphia)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Ted Williams (Philadelphia) .273, Stan Musial (Durham) .290
Home Runs: Ted Williams (Philadelphia) 58, Hank Sauer (Brooklyn) 84
Runs Batted In: Bobby Thomson (Boston) 135, Hank Sauer (Brooklyn) 195
Stolen Bases: Augie Galan (Washington) / Al Gionfriddo (Detroit) 19, Thurman Tucker (Milwaukee) 19
WAR: Ted Williams (Philadelphia) 13.5, Stan Musial (Durham) 14.4

Wins: Marius Russo (Detroit) 20, Steve Gromek (Cincinnati) 20
ERA: Cy Blanton (Baltimore) 1.76, Hank Borowy (Cincinnati) 2.08
Strikeouts: Johnny Vander Meer (Boston) 178, Virgil Trucks (Brooklyn) 177
Saves: Clarence Pickrel (Chicago) 30, Dave Mauney (Durham) 31
WAR: Marius Russo (Detroit) 10.4, Howie Pollet (New York) 10.1

Notes
- The Athletics finally won their division, as they led the AL in runs. Williams, Wally Judnich and Mike Chartak all had strong seasons.
- The Browns collapsed down the stretch, allowing the White Sox to ride pitching and defense to the AL West title. Mickey Harris and Bob Klinger both won 18 games for Chicago.
- The NL East race was tight again, with the Giants just coming out on top. A strong pitching staff was supported by Rudy York, Bobby Doerr, and Bob Elliott.
- The Reds rode their pitching staff to a second straight NL West championship, though Eddie Stanky and pitcher Tex Carleton would miss the postseason.
- Ted Williams was four RBI away from winning the Triple Crown. He hit .273/.475/.688.
- Hank Sauer broke the all-time single-season home run record, previously held by Babe Ruth, who hit 81 in 1927.
- Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) hit 71 home runs, the fifth-most ever.
- Ralph Kiner (Phillies) led the NL in OPS, slugging .726.

Achievements & Milestones
- Ted Williams (Athletics), Sid Gordon (Cleveland), Yogi Berra (Kansas City), Snuffy Stirnweiss (Cardinals), Danny Gardella (Cincinnati), and George McQuinn (Montreal) all hit three home runs in a game.
- Ken Keltner (Washington) hit for the cycle.
- Hank Borowy (Cincinnati) threw a perfect game.
- Red Embree (Nashville) threw a no-hitter despite walking eleven batsmen.
- Tony Lazzeri (Browns) reached 2000 hits.
- Gabby Hartnett (Athletics) and Jimmie Foxx (White Sox) both passed 2500 hits.
- Rudy York (NY Giants), George Puccinelli (Minnesota), and Frankie Hayes (White Sox) homered for the 300th time.
- Van Mungo (NY Giants), Hal Schumacher (Washington), Gene Schott (Milwaukee), Snipe Hansen (Browns), Paul Dean (Cubs), and Johnny Babich (Minnesota) won their 200th games.
- Fred Frankhouse (Red Sox) won his 250th game.
- Larry French (Cincinnati) became the ninth pitcher to win 300 games.

ALCS
- Chicago defeated Philadelphia, 4 games to 0.
- Joe Cronin was the series MVP. He was 5-11 with eight RBI.
- Game One was a blowout. Mickey Harris (Chicago) threw a three-hit shutout, while his teammates exploded for 14 runs. Jimmie Foxx scored four times.
- The White Sox shutout the A's again in Game Two. Paul Erickson threw eight scoreless frames before Clarence Pickrel got the save. Chicago won 2-0.
- Cronin doubled, tripled, and homered in Game Three, a 6-5 White Sox win.
- The Pale Hose last won the pennant in 1931.
NLCS
- Cincinnati defeated New York, 4 games to 0.
- Billy Cox won MVP. He was 5-15 with two home runs.
- Danny Gardella (Cincinnati) and Cox hit back-to-back homers in the tenth inning of Game Two, as the Reds won 3-1.
- Larry French (Cincinnati) threw a shutout in Game Three, allowing just four hits in a 2-0 Reds victory.
- Cincinnati's first pennant since 1932.

World Series
- Chicago defeated Cincinnati, 5 games to 0.
- Catcher Frankie Hayes (Chicago) was series MVP. He was 7-19 with five homers.
- Hayes hit two homers in Game Three, a 4-2 White Sox win.
- Joe Cronin (Chicago) was 7-15 with three round trips.
- Ron Northey (Chicago) had three home runs.
- Mickey Harris (Chicago) won Games One and Five.
- Clarence Pickrel (Chicago) had saves in four of the five games.
- Jimmie Foxx (Chicago) won his first World Series in his 22nd season.
- The White Sox went through the postseason without losing a game.
- Chicago's fifth title. (1913, 1915, 1933, 1934)

Retirements
- Don Bradman. Australian second baseman won three Gold Gloves. A ring with Washington in 1940. 97 career OPS+, and only 28 HR in more than 2300 games.
- Carlton Fisk. 1935 NL MVP. Five-time All-Star, with rings in 1932 and 1936. 136 OPS+ and two Gold Gloves.
- Dutch Leonard. 1939 NL MOP. Six-time All-Star and five Gold Gloves. 231-156 record, with a 148 ERA+.

Free Agent Draft
- Nashville picked Joe Cronin (White Sox) first.
- Carl Fischer (Cubs) went second to Cleveland.
- The Twins chose Phil Cavarretta (White Sox) at three.
- Pinky Higgins (Pittsburgh) went at #4 to Kansas City.

Draft
- The Phillies picked Duke Snider first overall.
- Al Rosen went second to the Yankees.
- The Royals chose Ted Kluszewski at #3.
- Nellie Fox was the seventh pick for Milwaukee.

(NOTE: I'm not sure why, but Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby didn't import as draft eligible.)


Frankie Hayes was the World Series MVP.


Howie Pollet was the NL Most Outstanding Pitcher.
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Changes
  • Change SB success (higher) - Stolen base success will return to historical levels.
  • 2-team relocation - The Dayton Angels become the California Angels. The Nashville Sounds become the Houston Astros.
  • Random expansion - I used the Census List of Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places in the US in 1950. I picked at random one city from the top 25, and one city in the top 100. The American League will add the Colorado Rockies (Denver) and the Akron Aeros following the season.
Off-Season
- The Phillies traded third baseman Jim Tabor to Milwaukee for catcher Del Rice.
- Larry Doby signed with the Cleveland Indians.
- Jackie Robinson signed with the Detroit Tigers.

American League East
Cleveland Indians (99-69)
Washington Senators (92-76)
Baltimore Orioles (87-81)
Boston Red Sox (77-91)
Philadelphia Athletics (76-92)
New York Yankees (57-111)
American League West
Detroit Tigers (92-76)
Kansas City Royals (89-79)
Minnesota Twins (88-80)
Chicago White Sox (87-81)
California Angels (84-84)
St. Louis Browns (80-88)

AL MVP: Wally Judnich (Philadelphia)
AL CYA: Cy Blanton (Baltimore) (4th award, 3rd in AL)
AL ROY: Larry Doby (Cleveland)

National League East
Durham Bulls (108-60)
Boston Braves (94-74)
New York Giants (91-77)
Brooklyn Dodgers (85-83)
Montreal Expos (77-91)
Newark Bears (75-93)
Philadelphia Phillies (64-104)
National League West
Houston Astros (99-69)
Cincinnati Reds (94-74)
Chicago Cubs (86-82)
Milwaukee Brewers (78-90)
Louisville Colonels (76-92)
St. Louis Cardinals (75-93)
Pittsburgh Pirates (74-94)

NL MVP: Vern Stephens (Houston)
NL MOP: Carl Fischer (Houston) (4th award)
NL ROY: Wally Westlake (Houston)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Wally Judnich (Athletics) .245, Vern Stephens (Houston) .260
Home Runs: Johnny Mize (Minnesota) / Eddie Robinson (California) 43, Ralph Kiner (Philadelphia) 57
Runs Batted In: Eddie Robinson (California) 108, Vern Stephens (Houston) 124
Stolen Bases: Al Gionfriddo (Detroit) 36, Snuffy Stirnweiss (St. Louis) 35
WAR: Wally Judnich (Philadelphia) 10.6, Vern Stephens (Houston) 12.8

Wins: Cy Blanton (Baltimore) 23, Eddie Lopat (Boston) 23
ERA: Cy Blanton (Baltimore) 1.42, Carl Fischer (Houston) 1.45
Strikeouts: Allie Reynolds (Chicago) 161, Virgil Trucks (Brooklyn) 152
Saves: 4 AL Pitchers 26, Steve Gerkin (St. Louis) / Steve Roser (New York) 25
WAR: Cy Blanton (Baltimore) 15.5, Ken Raffensberger (Chicago) 11.3

Notes
- Cleveland aces Fred Hutchinson, Warren Spahn, and Lou Brissie drove them to the AL East title.
- Marius Russo and Earl Torgeson were the key men for the Tigers, who won 16 more games than in 1946. The top four teams in the division were separated by just two games with two weeks left in the season.
- The Durham Bulls made the postseason for the first time. Stan Musial and Joe Gordon powered them to the best offense in the NL.
- The Astros jumped up by 20 games in their first year since moving from Nashville.
- Ted Williams (Philadelphia) missed the first six weeks of the season with a knee injury.
- Vern Stephens was two home runs away from the NL Triple Crown.
- Cleveland traded ace Carl Fischer and a prospect to Houston for shortstop Joe Cronin.

Achievements & Milestones
- Eddie Robinson (California), Stan Musial (Durham), Hank Sauer (Brooklyn), and Johnny Lindell (Cardinals) all hit three home runs in a game.
- Tommy Holmes (Braves) hit for the cycle.
- Allie Reynolds (White Sox) threw three no-hitters.
- Hal Trosky (Washington) and Joe Cronin (Cleveland) reached 2000 hits.
- Max West (Baltimore), Joe Gordon (Durham), Ken Keltner (Washington), Tommy Henrich (California), Hank Sauer (Brooklyn), Jeff Heath (Detroit), and Johnny Rizzo (NY Yankees) each hit their 300th homer.
- Ted Williams (Athletics) hit his 400th home run.
- Johnny Mize (Minnesota) joined the 500 home run club.
- Hal Trosky (Washington) and Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) passed 600 homers.
- Bill Dietrich (Durham) and Vito Tamulis (Phillies) won their 200th games.
- Clarence Pickrel (White Sox) saved a game for the 400th time, and broke George Dumont's career record.
- Jimmie Foxx (White Sox) passed Travis Jackson for most career games played.
- Cy Blanton (Baltimore) set a record with 15.5 pitching WAR.

ALCS
- Detroit defeated Cleveland, 4 games to 2.
- Jackie Robinson was the MVP. He went 6-23 with two homers and eight RBI.
- Glenn Crawford (Detroit) batted 3-5 with three doubles in Game One, a 15-8 Tigers win.
- Game Two was won by the Tigers in fourteen innings, as Jackie Robinson hit a go-ahead sac fly to give Detroit a 3-2 win. Johnny Schmitz (Detroit) threw ten innings, while Warren Spahn (Cleveland) went for eleven frames.
- Jackie Robinson (Detroit) hit two homers and a double as the Tigers won Game Three, 5-2.
- The Tigers clinched the series in Game Six, as they scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning, and won 3-2.
- Danny Litwhiler (Cleveland) bashed three home runs.
NLCS
- Houston defeated Durham, 4 games to 0.
- Vern Stephens was the MVP. He went 7-16 with two home runs.
- Al Zarilla (Durham) went 4-4 in Game One, but his Bulls lost 3-2.
- Paul O'Dea (Houston) hit a game-winning single in Game Three, as the Astros won 6-5 in ten innings.
- Pinch hitter Ralph Hodgin (Houston) sealed the deal for the Astros, hitting a walk-off single, for a 4-3 win.
- Zarilla was 8-15.

World Series
- Detroit defeated Houston, 5 games to 4.
- Johnny Schmitz was the MVP. The left-hander split his two starts, but allowed only a single run in 17 innings of work.
- Detroit was shut out in Game Two. Junior Thompson (Houston) threw 7.2 scoreless innings, and the Astros won 4-0.
- Schmitz fired back in the next game, throwing a four-hit shutout, in a 3-0 Tiger win.
- Game Six was a pitchers' duel, and Al Gerheauser (Detroit) came out on top, allowing just three hits in 7.1 innings, while Al Gionfriddo (Detroit) tripled and scored in the sixth inning, as Detroit won 1-0.
- Bill LeFebvre (Houston) threw 8.1 scoreless innings as the Astros kept the series alive in Game Seven, winning 1-0.
- Red Embree (Houston) went the distance in Game Eight, allowing just three hits as his teammates scored five times.
- Marius Russo (Detroit) was the hero in Game Nine, throwing a shutout. The Tigers managed just one hit, but combined with a walk, an error, and a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, that was enough to score a run, and win the World Series.
- Glenn Crawford (Detroit) went 8-25.
- Marius Russo and Al Gerheauser both won two games for the Tigers.
- Vern Stephens (Louisville) drove in six runs.

Retirements
- Rick Ferrell. Catcher who won two rings with the White Sox, and one with Minnesota. Three All-Star games and 110 OPS+.
- Gabby Hartnett. Arguably the greatest catcher of all-time. Amazing twenty All-Star appearances, with fourteen Silver Sluggers and nine Gold Gloves. 175 OPS+ and 685 home runs.
- Carl Hubbell. 1931 AL CYA, 1933 NL MOP. 288-223 record and 136 ERA+ for workhorse ace. Seven All-Star games, and a ring with the Browns in 1932.
- Travis Jackson. Outstanding defensive shortstop, winning fifteen Gold Gloves, nine Silver Sluggers, and nine All-Stars. 106 OPS+, and a ring in 1939.
- Tony Lazzeri. Eleven-time All-Star shortstop who won Silver Slugger ten times. 137 career OPS+, and a ring with Pittsburgh in 1931.
- Freddie Lindstrom. Veteran third baseman who won four Gold Gloves and three Silver Sluggers. 111 OPS+ in more than 3300 games, four All-Star games, and a ring in 1944.
- Mel Ott. 1934 AL MVP. Eleven-time Gold Glove at first baseman, and five All-Stars and five Silver Sluggers. 143 OPS+. Rings in 1933, 1934, and 1945.
- Bill Swift. Fine swingman, with 186-135 record, 201 saves, and a 145 ERA+. Six-time All-Star, four-time Reliever of the Year, and a championship in 1932.

Draft
- Akron picked six-time MOP Larry French (Cincinnati) with the first pick in the expansion draft.
- In the regular draft, the Rockies chose catcher Roy Campanella first overall.
- Richie Ashburn went second to Akron.
- Ray Boone was the Yankees' pick at three.
- The Phillies took Stan Lopata fourth.
- The Pirates opted for Hank Bauer fifth.
- Mike Garcia was Newark's choice at six.
- Robin Roberts went to the Cardinals next.


Vern Stephens was NL and NLCS MVP.


Al Gerheauser won two games in the World Series.
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