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Old 12-06-2019, 09:15 AM   #61
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1948

Changes
  • Foreign players limit (larger) - Teams are allowed 11 foreign players on their roster.
  • Change DL time (larger) - Players now have to spent 24 days on the DL.
  • Retire random 4*+ - Cy Blanton (Baltimore), the 39-year-old reigning AL Cy Young winner, retires.
Off-Season
- Outfielder Phil Cavarretta signed with Cleveland.
- Shortstop Joe Cronin signed with the Red Sox.
- Second baseman Bobby Doerr moved from the Giants to the Pirates.
- Ace Carl Fischer signed with the Yankees.
- Johnny Vander Meer moved from the Red Sox to the Giants.

American League East
Washington Senators (116-52)
Cleveland Indians (107-61)
Philadelphia Athletics (97-71)
New York Yankees (84-84)
Baltimore Orioles (80-88)
Boston Red Sox (76-92)
Akron Aeros (52-116)
American League West
Kansas City Royals (100-68)
California Angels (86-82)
Chicago White Sox (86-82)
Detroit Tigers (83-85)
St. Louis Browns (78-90)
Minnesota Twins (74-94)
Colorado Rockies (57-111)

AL MVP: Yogi Berra (Kansas City)
AL CYA: Cal McLish (Kansas City)
AL ROY: Roy Campanella (Colorado)

National League East
New York Giants (98-70)
Brooklyn Dodgers (97-71)
Durham Bulls (95-73)
Boston Braves (83-85)
Newark Bears (75-93)
Philadelphia Phillies (70-98)
Montreal Expos (61-107)
National League West
Louisville Colonels (100-68)
Houston Astros (91-77)
Pittsburgh Pirates (86-82)
Cincinnati Reds (84-84)
St. Louis Cardinals (83-85)
Milwaukee Brewers (77-91)
Chicago Cubs (76-92)

NL MVP: Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) (7th award)
NL MOP: Ken Raffensberger (Chicago) (2nd award)
NL ROY: Dick Kokos (Louisville)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Yogi Berra (Kansas City) .258, Vic Wertz (Boston) .254
Home Runs: Eddie Robinson (California) 41, Ralph Kiner (Philadelphia) 49
Runs Batted In: Wally Judnich (Philadelphia) 114, Hank Sauer (Brooklyn) 121
Stolen Bases: Gil Coan (Minnesota) 26, Snuffy Stirnweiss (St. Louis) 38
WAR: Ken Keltner (Washington) 10.3, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 11.3

Wins: Marv Breuer (Washington) / Al Gettel (Washington) 23, Vic Raschi (Durham) 22
ERA: Ernie White (Washington) 1.54, Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) 1.51
Strikeouts: Cal McLish (Kansas City) 189, Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) 165
Saves: Stan Ferens (St. Louis) 39, Dick Mauney (Durham) 36
WAR: Cal McLish (Kansas City) 10.4, Ken Raffensberger (Chicago) 13.6

Notes
- The Senators broke the big-league record with 116 wins, and had the finest pitching in baseball. Detroit slipped back after their title, losing more games than they won.
- The Royals made the postseason for the first time since they were the 1916 Philadelphia Athletics. Yogi Berra won the batting title and hit 40 homers, with strong seasons from Ted Kluszewski and ace Cal McLish.
- The Giants out-lasted the Dodgers thanks to their outstanding pitching rotation.
- Louisville won the NL West with big seasons from Joe DiMaggio, Dick Kokos, Paul Gillespie, and Larry Jensen.
- Rookie Roy Campanella (Colorado) led the American League in OPS.
- Ted Williams (Athletics) played only 91 games because of injury.
- The Cubs traded starter Victor Starffin to the Braves for third baseman Ellis Clary.

Achievements & Milestones
- Johnny Mize (Minnesota) and Roy Cullenbine (Brooklyn) hit three home runs in a game.
- Junior Thompson (Houston) threw a no-hitter on opening day.
- Fred Hutchinson (Cleveland) threw no-hitters in back-to-back starts.
- Hal Gregg and Johnny Sain (Baltimore) no-hit the Athletics two days apart.
- Ben Chapman (Cardinals) reached 2000 hits.
- Rudy York (NY Giants) hit his 400th home run.
- Jimmie Foxx (Akron) drove in his 2000th runner.
- Johnny Broaca (Akron) won his 200th game.
- Schoolboy Rowe (NY Yankees) picked up his 250th win.
- Carl Fischer (NY Yankees) joined the 300 win club.

ALCS
- Kansas City defeated Washington, 4 games to 0.
- Yogi Berra was the series MVP. The catcher was 6-17 with three homers and seven RBI.
- Game One was won in eleven innings by the Royals. Berra hit a two-run homer, and Kansas City won 5-3.
- Taffy Wright (Kansas City) hit a three-run double in the top of the ninth inning of Game Two, leading the Royals to another 5-3 win.
- Gil Hodges (Kansas City) hit three homers for 7 RBI.
- Kansas City won the pennant for the first time.
NLCS
- New York defeated Louisville, 4 games to 3.
- Larry Jensen (Louisville) was the MVP, throwing two scoreless games.
- Jensen threw a shutout in Game One. Joe DiMaggio and Dick Kokos hit home runs for a 2-0 Colonels win.
- The Giants were shutout again in Game Two. Jim Tobin (Louisville) threw six scoreless frames, then Johnny Podgajny took over for the save.
- Jensen threw another shutout in Game Five, allowing just two hits to the Giants.
- The Giants combined to no-hit Louisville in Game Six. Howie Pollet threw eight frames, before Scott Roser got the save. Johnny Lucadello (New York) homered for the only run in the game.
- Gene Mauch (New York) had seven hits.
- Tetsuharu Kawakami (New York) was 6-26.
- Joe Coleman (New York) won both of his starts.
- The Giants previously won the pennant in 1942.

World Series
- New York defeated Kansas City, 5 games to 0.
- Rudy York was series MVP, going 5-20 with three homers and eight RBI.
- Game Two was won by an extra innings blast. Bob Elliott (New York) hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 12th inning, winning the game 2-1.
- Howie Pollet (New York) threw a shutout in Game Three, a 3-0 Giants win.
- Gil Hodges (Kansas City) hit two home runs in Game Four, but the Giants piled on six runs, and won 6-3.
- Tetsuharu Kawakami (New York) had seven hits.
- Vic Lombardi (New York) won Games One and Five.
- The Giants' first World Series win.

Retirements
- Cy Blanton. 1934 NL MOP. 1936, 1940, 1947 AL CYA. 236-142, 151 ERA+. Hard-throwing ace who made eight All-Star games. Championship with Detroit in 1942.
- Johnny Broaca. 204-194 ace who led the league in wins in 1941. 114 ERA+ in 480 games.
- George Selkirk. Five-time All-Star outfielder who had several strong seasons for Detroit. A ring in 1942. 155 career OPS+.

Draft
- Akron picked Monte Irvin first overall.
- Smoky Burgess went second to Colorado.
- Montreal chose Minnie Minoso at #3.
- The Phillies picked Solly Hemus fourth.


Rudy York was World Series MVP.


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Changes
  • Add divisions - Each league will now have two five-team divisions and a four team division, with a wildcard team also making the playoffs.
  • Expand FA - Players will become free agents after 8 years of major league service.
  • Suspend random prospect - Catcher Rube Walker (Louisville) will be suspended for the entire season.
Off-Season
- Bobby Doerr signed with Detroit in free agency.
- Eddie Joost moved from Brooklyn to Detroit to become Doerr's double play partner.

American League East
Washington Senators (104-64)
Philadelphia Athletics (87-81)
New York Yankees (84-84)
Boston Red Sox (79-89)
Baltimore Orioles (69-99)
American League Central
Detroit Tigers (108-60)
Cleveland Indians (101-68)

Chicago White Sox (87-81)
Akron Aeros (66-102)
Minnesota Twins (62-106)
American League West
Kansas City Royals (104-64)
California Angels (100-69)
St. Louis Browns (67-101)
Colorado Rockies (59-109)

AL MVP: Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City)
AL CYA: Marv Breuer (Washington) (2nd award)
AL ROY: Tommy Glaviano (Detroit)

National League East
New York Giants (97-71)
Montreal Expos (83-85)
Brooklyn Dodgers (78-90)
Newark Bears (74-94)
Boston Braves (72-96)
National League Central
Durham Bulls (97-72)
Louisville Colonels (96-73)

Pittsburgh Pirates (78-90)
Cincinnati Reds (77-91)
Philadelphia Phillies (77-91)
National League West
Chicago Cubs (99-69)
Houston Astros (93-75)
St. Louis Cardinals (92-76)
Milwaukee Brewers (64-104)

NL MVP: Dick Kokos (Louisville)
NL MOP: Steve Gromek (Cincinnati)
NL ROY: Walt Dropo (Newark)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) .252, Vic Wertz (Boston) .239
Home Runs: Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) 56, Walt Dropo (Newark) 49
Runs Batted In: Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) 131, Vern Stephens (Houston) 116
Stolen Bases: Gil Coan (Minnesota) 32, Elmer Valo (New York) 34
WAR: Bobby Doerr (Detroit) 10.0, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 10.1

Wins: Warren Spahn (Cleveland) 22, Steve Gromek (Cincinnati) 24
ERA: Paul Erickson (Chicago) 1.77, Gene Schott (Milwaukee) 1.28
Strikeouts: Curt Simmons (Minnesota) 185, Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) 172
Saves: Ken Burkhart (Baltimore) 28, Dick Mauney (Durham) 35
WAR: Marv Breuer (Washington) 10.1, Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) 13.6

Notes
- The Tigers rode their fine pitching staff to the best record in baseball and the first-ever AL Central title. Russo, Gerheauser, Schmitz, and Rowe all had ERAs below 2.18, and all won at least 15 games.
- Larry Doby (Cleveland) hit a three-run home run in the AL Wildcard playoff game, as his Indians defeated the Angels, 4-3.
- Kluszewski of the Royals unexpectedly won the Triple Crown, and emerged as one of the most fearsome power hitters in baseball.
- Durham outlasted Louisville to win the NL Central title, though DiMaggio and Dick Kokos of the Colonels were two of the most dangerous hitters in the big leagues.
- Akron traded outfielder Johnny Rizzo to Louisville for prospect Ray Medeiros.

Achievements & Milestones
- Eddie Yost (California), and Bob Elliott (NY Giants) hit for the cycle.
- There were 20 no-hitters. Vern Olsen (NY Yankees) had an attempt at a perfect game ruined by an error by Creepy Crespi.
- Wally Judnich (Athletics), Vern Stephens (Houston), and Charlie Keller (Durham) reached 300 homers.
- Hank Sauer (Brooklyn) hit his 400th home run.
- Marv Breuer (Washington) won his 200th big league game.
- Gene Schott (Milwaukee) and Johnny Babich (Minnesota) picked up their 250th victories.
- Harry Eisenstat (Cubs) saved game #300.

Division Series
- Detroit defeated Cleveland, 3 games to 1.
- Washington defeated Kansas City, 3 games to 1.
- Chicago defeated Louisville, 3 games to 0.
- New York defeated Durham, 3 games to 0.
- Tetsuharu Kawakami (NY Giants) hit a walk-off single to win Game Two of their series.
- Paul Dean (Cubs) no-hit the Colonels in Game Two, allowing just two walks.

ALCS
- Washington defeated Detroit, 4 games to 0.
- Augie Galan, series MVP, was 7-20 with a pair of homers.
- The Senators won Game One in fourteen innings, a 7-6 win on a sacrifice fly.
- Game Two took fifteen innings! Pat Seerey (Washington) hit a two-run homer, and the Senators won 5-3. It was Seerey's second home run of the game.
- Bill Atwood (Washington) hit a walk-off home run to clinch the series, taking Lefty West deep in the bottom of the ninth of Game Four.
NLCS
- Chicago defeated New York, 4 games to 0.
- Russ Christopher took the series MVP, having taken the win in the decisive fourth game.
- The Giants scored only four runs across the four games.
- The Senators and the Cubs previously met in the 1937 World Series.

World Series
- Washington defeated Chicago, 5 games to 2.
- Marv Breuer was the series MVP, throwing eighteen scoreless innings.
- Breuer threw a three-hit shutout in Game Three, as the Sens won 4-0, and a two-hitter in Game Seven, a 2-0 win for Washington.
- Hal Trosky (Washington) was 9-27 with four RBI.
- Erv Dusak (Washington) drove in six runs.
- Catcher Matt Batts (Chicago) hit two home runs.
- Johnny Antonelli (Chicago) lost to Breuer in both of his starts.
- The Senators' second World Series. (1940)

Retirements
- Joe Cronin. Nine-time All-Star shortstop. 1946 ALCS MVP as he won title with the White Sox. Seven Silver Sluggers and two Gold Gloves. 117 OPS+ across long career.
- Carl Fischer. 1940, 1941, 1943, 1947 NL MOP. 1935 WS MVP. Eight All-Stars, three rings, 318-211 record, and a 160 ERA+ for dominant ace.
- Lonny Frey. Five-time All-Star second baseman for the Dodgers. Three-time Silver Slugger and two Gold Gloves. Three world titles, and a 125 career OPS+.

Draft
- Colorado picked Jim Piersall went first overall.
- The Twins chose Jackie Jensen at two.
- The Brewers drafted Joe Adcock third.
- Bobby Morgan went fourth to Akron.
- Whitey Ford slipped to Newark, at eleven.


Ted Kluszewski won the American League Triple Crown and MVP.


Dick Kokos was the National League MVP.
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Changes
  • Historic schedule - the schedule will revert to 154 games.
  • Change HOF setting - players will be HOF eligible after 4 years of retirement.
  • Import HoFer - I chose a random member of the Hall, not including any non-players, or anyone whose career would likely overlap with his real self if I included him. Harry Hooper was imported. The original Hooper was in the game from 1909-1926. Hooper Jr. signed with the Montreal Expos.
Off-Season
- The Cardinals traded Al Dark to Brooklyn for starter Virgil Trucks.
- Minnesota starter Johnny Babich signed with the Reds in free agency.
- NL Cy Young winner Steve Gromek moved from Cincinnati to the New York Giants.
- Ace Tex Hughson moved from the Athletics to Montreal.
- Shortstop Pee Wee Reese signed with the Boston Red Sox.
- Former Boston Brave Phil Rizzuto penned a deal with the Yankees.
- Two-time NL MVP Hank Sauer signed with the Cardinals.

American League East
Washington Senators (83-71)
Boston Red Sox (78-76)
New York Yankees (78-76)
Philadelphia Athletics (73-81)
Baltimore Orioles (52-102)
American League Central
Detroit Tigers (104-50)
Cleveland Indians (90-64)
Chicago White Sox (83-71)
Akron Aeros (60-94)
Minnesota Twins (60-94)
American League West
Kansas City Royals (104-50)
California Angels (92-62)

St. Louis Browns (64-90)
Colorado Rockies (57-97)

AL MVP: Larry Doby (Cleveland)
AL CYA: Johnny Schmitz (Detroit) (2nd award)
AL ROY: Danny O'Connell (New York)

National League East
New York Giants (103-51)
Brooklyn Dodgers (98-56)

Newark Bears (81-73)
Boston Braves (72-82)
Montreal Expos (58-96)
National League Central
Durham Bulls (88-66)
Louisville Colonels (80-74)
Cincinnati Reds (75-79)
Pittsburgh Pirates (66-88)
Philadelphia Phillies (58-96)
National League West
St. Louis Cardinals (91-63)
Chicago Cubs (72-82)
Houston Astros (70-84)
Milwaukee Brewers (66-88)

NL MVP: Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) (8th award)
NL MOP: Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn)
NL ROY: Don Lenhardt (Philadelphia)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) .269, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) .242
Home Runs: Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) 45, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 50
Runs Batted In: Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) 128, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 118
Stolen Bases: Gil Coan (Minnesota) 23, Harry Hooper Jr. (Montreal) 33
WAR: Larry Doby (Cleveland) 12.6, Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) 11.7

Wins: Johnny Schmitz (Detroit) 25, 4 NL Pitchers 20
ERA: Johnny Schmitz (Detroit) 1.47, Robin Roberts (St. Louis) 1.27
Strikeouts: Cal McLish (Kansas City) 177, Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) 183
Saves: Lefty West (Detroit) 36, Dick Mauney (Durham) 36
WAR: Marv Breuer (Washington) 11.3, Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) 12.7

Notes
- Jackie Robinson and Detroit's fine pitching rotation rode back to the postseason.
- Larry Doby (Cleveland) emerged as star, with an MLB-best .970 OPS, but the Indians still missed the playoffs.
- DiMaggio won the Triple Crown for the first time since 1940.
- Kluszewski, Jimmy Williams, Babe Ruth, and Chuck Klein are the only hitters to win back-to-back Triple Crowns.

Achievements & Milestones
- Johnny Rizzo (Louisville), Gus Zernial (Browns), and Joe Gordon (Durham) hit three home runs in a game.
- Rudy York (NY Giants) and Larry Doby (Cleveland) both hit for the cycle.
- Buck Ross (Red Sox) threw a perfect game.
- Rookie Willard Nixon (Cubs) threw no-hitters in his 8th and 9th career starts.
- Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) reached 2000 hits.
- Ben Chapman (Athletics), Pat Seerey (Washington), Pat Mullin (Brooklyn), Stan Musial (Durham), and Roy Cullenbine (Brooklyn) all hit their 300th home runs.
- Hal Trosky (Washington) and Joe DiMaggio (Louisville) became the third and fourth members of the 700 home run club.
- Hal Schumacher (NY Yankees) won his 250th game.
- Larry French (Akron) became the fifth man to win 350 games.

Division Series
- California defeated Detroit, 3 games to 0.
- Washington defeated Kansas City, 3 games to 2.
- New York defeated Brooklyn, 3 games to 1.
- St. Louis defeated Durham, 3 games to 1.
- Hal Trosky (Washington) hit two homers in a Game One victory.
- Ken Keltner (Washington) went 3-4 with two homers and two walks as the Senators pounded out a 12-3 win in Game Five.
- The wildcard Angels upset the powerful Detroit team.
- Washington knocked out the Royals despite winning 21 fewer regular season games.

ALCS
- Washington defeated California, 4 games to 3.
- Pat Seerey (Washington) won MVP, going 7-24 with three homers and seven RBI.
- Ernie White (Washington) was magnificent in Game Five, throwing a complete game two-hit shutout.
- The Angels extended the series with a pitchers' matchup 1-0 victory in Game Six.
- Back-to-back pennants for the Senators.
NLCS
- New York defeated St. Louis, 4 games to 0.
- Tetsuharu Kawakami was series MVP. The first baseman batted 8-15 with two RBI.
- Giants pitching combined to shutout the Cards in Game Three. Ned Garver had to be removed from the game after just 3.2 innings, having strained his oblique. Dick Errickson, Jack Krause, and Spec Shea then finished the game, allowing only one hit between the three of them, as New York won 4-0.
- Mickey McDermott (New York) finished the series with a shutout, allowing three hits, though granting eight men free trips to first base.
- Rudy York (New York) hit a pair of homers.
- The last two World Series winners matchup in the Fall Classic.

World Series
- New York defeated Washington, 5 games to 1.
- Steve Gromek was series MVP. He was the winning pitcher in Games One and Five.
- Johnny Lucadello (New York) hit a walk-off hit to win Game One, as he drove home Goody Rosen for a 3-2 win.
- Alex Kellner (Washington) hit a three-hit shutout in Game Three, a 4-0 Senators win.
- Tetsuharu Kawakami (New York) drove in the series-winning run in the bottom of the eleventh inning of Game Six.
- Kawakami was 6-23, Goody Rosen (New York) was 6-21.
- Hal Trosky (Washington) only had three hits, but two of them were home runs.
- The Giants' second title in three years.

Retirements
- Frankie Crosetti. Four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glover at third base. 111 career OPS+. Ring with the Dodgers in 1945.
- Jimmie Foxx. Nine-time MVP. One of the outstanding hitters of all-time, with fifteen All-Stars, fifteen Silver Sluggers, and four Gold Gloves. 1940 NLCS and WS MVP. 830 career home runs, 198 lifetime OPS+.

Draft
- Baltimore picked Willie Mays with the first pick in the draft.
- Mickey Mantle went second to Colorado.
- The Phillies opted for Bob Nieman at three.
- Gil McDougald went to the Expos with #4.
- Johnny Logan was selected fifth overall by Minnesota.
- Akron made Bob Friend the first pitcher chosen, at six.


Tetsuharu Kawakami was NLCS MVP, and then had the World Series-clinching hit.


Larry Doby was American League MVP.
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3000 Hits: Eddie Collins, Joe Jackson, Babe Ruth, Zack Wheat, Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker
550 Doubles: Chick Hafey, Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb, Freddie Lindstrom, *Jim Gleeson, *Hal Trosky, Billy Herman
500 Home Runs: Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, *Joe DiMaggio, *Hal Trosky, Gabby Hartnett, *Johnny Mize, Lou Gehrig, Hack Wilson
500 Stolen Bases: Pete Hill, *Eddie Collins, Donie Bush, Frank Isbell, Clyde Milan
120 WAR: Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, *Joe DiMaggio, Gabby Hartnett, Travis Jackson, *Bill Dickey, Joe Cronin, *Arky Vaughan, *Hal Trosky, Eddie Collins, Bill Terry

300 Wins: Joe Wood, Harry Krause, Walter Johnson, Pete Donohue, *Larry French, Guy Morton, Herb Pennock, Red Ames, Carl Fischer, Bill James
2500 Strikeouts: Harry Krause, Walter Johnson, Red Ames, Joe Wood, Guy Morton
80 Shutouts: Pete Donohue, Harry Krause, *Larry French, Carl Fischer, Joe Wood, Walter Johnson, Guy Morton, Lefty Grove, Earl Whitehill, *Johnny Babich, George Ruth
300 Saves: *Clarence Pickrel, George Dumont, Ralph Caldwell, Ben Van Dyke, Ray Roberts, Homer Hillebrand, Tim McCabe, *Harry Eisenstat
120 WAR: Pete Donohue, *Larry French, Carl Fischer, Carl Hubbell, Harry Krause, *Paul Dean, Cy Blanton, Walter Johnson, Lefty Grove, Joe Wood

15 Gold Gloves: Travis Jackson (SS)
14 Gold Gloves: Bill Bradley (3B), Willie Kamm (3B)
13 Gold Gloves: *Elbie Fletcher (1B), Tris Speaker (CF)
12 Gold Gloves: *Bobby Doerr (2B), Bill Terry (1B), Joe Tinker (SS)
11 Gold Gloves: Pete Hill (CF), Mel Ott (RF), *Ray Schalk (C)
10 Gold Gloves: Johnny Evers (2B), Mule Haas (RF)
9 Gold Gloves: *Bill Dickey (C), Taylor Douthit (CF), Art Fletcher (SS), Gabby Hartnett (C), Stuffy McInnis (1B), *Vern Stephens (3B), Sam West (CF)
8 Gold Gloves: Frank Demaree (LF), *Joe DiMaggio (CF)

6 World Championships: Boston Red Sox
5 World Championships: Boston Braves, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians
4 World Championships: Pittsburgh Pirates
3 World Championships: Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers
2 World Championships: California Angels (in Providence), Milwaukee Brewers, New York Giants, St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators
1 World Championship: Brooklyn Dodgers, Kansas City Royals (as Philadelphia Athletics), Minnesota Twins, Montreal Expos, Newark Bears, St. Louis Cardinals
0 World Championships: Akron Aeros, Cincinnati Reds, Durham Bulls, Houston Astros, Louisville Colonels, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics
Defunct: Columbus Clippers, Indianapolis Hoosiers, Kansas City Packers, Philadelphia Quakers, Rochester Red Wings, St. Louis Browns (original), Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays (original)
Relocated: Buffalo Bisons, Dayton Angels, Duluth Dragons, Indianapolis Hoosiers (original), Nashville Sounds, Philadelphia Athletics (original), Providence Angels, Toronto Blue Jays (1938)

* denotes an active player.

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Changes
  • Change SB success (larger) - Steals will now be successful 30% more.
  • Realistic relocation - The Rockies relocate to San Francisco, becoming the San Francisco Seals.
  • Suspend random top ranked - Curt Simmons (Minnesota), the #18 pitcher in baseball, is suspended for the 1951 season.
Off-Season
- The Athletics traded five-time MVP Ted Williams to Louisville for two pitchers.
- Ace Fred Hutchinson (Cleveland) signed with the Astros in free agency.

American League East
Washington Senators (101-53)
Boston Red Sox (92-62)

Baltimore Orioles (82-72)
New York Yankees (79-75)
Philadelphia Athletics (73-81)
American League Central
Detroit Tigers (95-59)
Chicago White Sox (84-70)
Cleveland Indians (84-70)
Akron Aeros (55-99)
Minnesota Twins (41-113)
American League West
Kansas City Royals (106-48)
California Angels (70-84)
St. Louis Browns (67-87)
San Francisco Seals (49-105)

AL MVP: Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) (2nd award)
AL CYA: Ernie White (Washington)
AL ROY: Willie Mays (Baltimore)

National League East
New York Giants (84-70)
Brooklyn Dodgers (81-73)
Newark Bears (81-73)
Montreal Expos (71-83)
Boston Braves (69-85)
National League Central
Durham Bulls (85-69)
Philadelphia Phillies (78-76)
Pittsburgh Pirates (77-77)
Louisville Colonels (74-80)
Cincinnati Reds (67-87)
National League West
St. Louis Cardinals (90-65)
Chicago Cubs (89-66)

Houston Astros (73-81)
Milwaukee Brewers (60-94)

NL MVP: Vic Wertz (Boston)
NL MOP: Steve Gromek (New York) (2nd award)
NL ROY: Charlie Maxwell (Boston)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) .296, Vic Wertz (Boston) .264
Home Runs: Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) 55, Vic Wertz (Boston) 55
Runs Batted In: Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) 149, Walt Dropo (Newark) 115
Stolen Bases: Al Gionfriddo (Detroit) 52, Red Schoendienst (St. Louis) 51
WAR: Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) 12.3, Vic Wertz (Boston) 11.4

Wins: Ernie White (Washington) 23, Steve Gromek (New York) 21
ERA: Ernie White (Washington) 1.51, Steve Gromek (New York) 1.52
Strikeouts: Warren Spahn (Cleveland) 148, Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) 206
Saves: Lefty West (Detroit) 43, Dick Mauney (Durham) 34
WAR: Marv Breuer (Washington) 11.8, Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) 14.2

Notes
- Kluszewski, Gil Hodges, Yogi Berra, and a strong pitching staff took the Royals to the best record in baseball, and the league lead in run scoring and run prevention.
- Kluszewski matched Babe Ruth by winning his third straight Triple Crown.
- Roy Campanella (San Francisco) finished in the top three for all the Triple Crown stats.
- The Durham Bulls had the most powerful offense in baseball, with Johnny Pesky, Joe Gordon, Stan Musial
- Vic Wertz was seven RBI away from the National League's Triple Crown.

Achievements & Milestones
- Vic Werz (Boston) and Joe Gordon (Durham) hit three home runs in a game.
- Al Gerheauser (Detroit) and Mike Garcia (Newark) both threw two no-hitters.
- Howie Pollet and Mickey McDermott (NY Giants) threw no-hitters four days apart.
- Arky Vaughan (NY Yankees, 39 years old) reached 2000 hits.
- Hal Trosky (Washington, 38) passed 2500 hits.
- Joe Gordon (Durham, 36) and Ken Keltner (Washington, 34) hit their 400th homers.
- Rudy York (NY Giants, 38) joined the 500 home run club.
- Johnny Vander Meer (Phillies, 36), Max Lanier (California, 36), Marius Russo (Detroit, 37), Ken Raffensberger (Cubs, 34), and Jim Tobin (White Sox, 38) won their 200th games.
- Vito Tamulis (Athletics, 40) won game #250.
- Howie Krist (Baltimore, 35) saved his 300th game.
- Lefty West (Detroit) broke a record by totaling 43 saves.

Division Series
- Boston defeated Kansas City, 3 games to 1.
- Washington defeated Detroit, 3 games to 2.
- Chicago defeated St. Louis, 3 games to 1.
- Durham defeated New York, 3 games to 2.
- Victor Starffin (Boston) threw a complete game shutout in a 2-0 Game Two win.
- Sid Hudson (Boston) threw a shutout in the next game, as the Red Sox took 2-1 series lead.
- The Cubs won their Game Three with three runs in the bottom of the 9th. Johnny Blatnik bashed the key two-RBI hit, as Chicago won 3-2.
- The Cubs clinched their series in the 15th inning, as Whitey Kurowski scampered home on a wild pitch, and the Cubs won 5-4.
- Joe Haynes (Durham) won Games One and Five for the Bulls.
- Pee Wee Reese (Boston) was a hot 6-13.

ALCS
- Boston defeated Washington, 4 games to 1.
- Nick Etten was the MVP. He was 6-18 with two home runs.
- Boston scored four times in the bottom of the ninth in Game Three, with Dick Williams singling for a 6-5 victory.
- Johnny Rizzo (Washington) hit a three-run home run to save the Senators from elimination in Game Four, as Washington won 3-1.
- Pee Wee Reese (Boston) went 6-19 with six RBI.
- Clarence Pickrel (Boston) won two games in relief.
- Hal Trosky (Washington) drove in six men.
- The Red Sox last won the pennant in 1944.
NLCS
- Durham defeated Chicago, 4 games to 1.
- Charlie Keller won MVP, going 6-17 with four homers.
- Keller drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning of Game Two, securing a 3-2 win for the Bulls.
- Johnny Pesky (Durham) was 5-18.
- Stan Musial (Durham) had only two hits.
- Gene Bearden (Durham) won Games One and Five on the mound.
- Durham's first-ever pennant.

World Series
- Durham defeated Boston, 5 games to 3.
- Gene Bearden (Durham) was series MVP, winning Games Three and Seven.
- Bearden threw a shutout in Game Three, a 4-0 Bulls win.
- Durham won the first three games of the series, but the Red Sox won the next three to tie it.
- Johnny Pesky was 9-27 for the Bulls.
- Bobby Thomson (Boston) batted just 2-29.
- Durham won the World Series for the first time.

Retirements
- Ben Chapman. Veteran outfielder led his league in stolen bases eleven times and won two Gold Gloves. 115 career OPS+. Rings with Baltimore in 1935 and Durham in 1951.
- Harlond Clift. Six Silver Sluggers and nine All-Star Games for the Browns third baseman who won it all in 1938. 148 career OPS+ and solid defense at the hot corner.
- Larry French. Six-time NL MOP with the Reds. One of the finest pitchers to ever live. 142 ERA+, 360-287 record. Eleven All-Star games, and a ring with the Browns in 1932. 5th in career wins.
- Frankie Hayes. One of the best two-way catchers of his generation. Eleven All-Stars with the White Sox, five Silver Sluggers, a Gold Glove, and a ring and WS MVP in 1946. 133 OPS+.
- Hal Schumacher. Workhorse who played a key role on the champion 1940 Senators team, winning ALCS MVP. 259-248 record, and a 101 lifetime ERA+.

Draft
- Minnesota chose Eddie Mathews first overall.
- Harvey Kuenn went second to San Francisco.
- Akron picked Dick Groat third.
- Milwaukee selected Jim Greengrass at #4.


Gene Bearden was the World Series Most Valuable Player.


Slugger Vic Wertz won the National League MVP award.
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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum inducted its first class of players in 1951. The six men of the inaugural class - three pitchers and three position players - were seen as being among of the finest examples of baseball excellence over the game's history.

PETER JOSEPH "PETE" DONOHUE
Starting Pitcher
New Jersey Nationals 1920-1927, Newark Bears 1928-1932, Chicago White Sox 1933-1934, St. Louis Browns 1935-1938, Minnesota Twins 1939-1941
7x NL MOP, 3x AL CYA, 5x WS, 3x WS MVP, 15x AS
366-209, 8 SV, 1.78 ERA, 5631 IP, 2153 K, 188 ERA+, 194.9 WAR

HENRY LOUIS "LOU" GEHRIG
First Baseman
Cincinnati Reds 1923-1932, Boston Braves 1933-1934, Boston Red Sox 1935-1940, Texas Rangers 1941, Cincinnati Reds 1941
2x NL MVP, 9x AS, 5x SS
.244/.395/.521, 1998 H, 414 2B, 76 3B, 567 HR, 1418 RBI, 2027 BB, 48 SB, 218 OPS+, 107.5 WAR

CHARLES LEO "GABBY" HARTNETT
Catcher
Columbus Senators 1922-1925, Brooklyn Dodgers 1926-1932, Boston Red Sox 1933-1934, Providence Angels 1935-1937, Dayton Angels 1938-1939, New York Yankees 1939, Brooklyn Dodgers 1940-1942, Louisville Colonels 1943-1945, Philadelphia Athletics 1946, Newark Bears 1947
20x AS, 9x GG, 14x SS
.235/.353/.474, 2609 H, 542 2B, 35 3B, 685 HR, 1861 RBI, 2017 BB, 70 SB, 175 OPS+, 180.8 WAR

CARL OWEN HUBBELL
Starting Pitcher
St. Louis Browns 1928-1932, Texas Rangers 1933-1934, Philadelphia Phillies 1935-1945, Minnesota Twins 1945, Brooklyn Dodgers 1946, Philadelphia Athletics 1947, Baltimore Orioles 1947
2x AL CYA, WS, 7x AS
288-233, 21 SV, 2.19 ERA, 4875 IP, 1937 K, 136 ERA+, 149.4 WAR

HARRY WILLIAM KRAUSE
Starting Pitcher
Providence Angels 1908-1916, Boston Red Sox 1917-1922, Providence Angels 1923-1926, Brooklyn Dodgers 1927-1928
8x AL CYA, 2x WS, WS MVP, ALCS MVP, 15x AS
384-216, 11 SV, 2.24 ERA, 5824.2 IP, 3518 K, 146 ERA+, 147.4 WAR

HERMAN "BABE" RUTH
First Baseman / Right Fielder
Buffalo Bisons 1914-1916, Boston Braves 1917-1932, Baltimore Orioles 1933-1934, Pittsburgh Pirates 1935-1936
15x NL MVP, 4x WS, 2x WS MVP, NLCS MVP, 16x AS, 17x SS
.309/.432/.632, 3272 H, 425 2B, 54 3B, 963 HR, 2358 RBI, 2331 BB, 70 SB, 226 OPS+, 218.7 WAR

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Oh My God, The Colorado Rockies have moved to the City by the Bay, Because San Francisco now has a Baseball Team, I Can't wait to see what will happen next as we can see the Seals make a Successful Journey in Baseball History in the Bay Area.
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Oh My God, The Colorado Rockies have moved to the City by the Bay, Because San Francisco now has a Baseball Team, I Can't wait to see what will happen next as we can see the Seals make a Successful Journey in Baseball History in the Bay Area.
The Seals have Mickey Mantle and Roy Campanella, so they should have a chance to build a strong team.
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1952

Changes
  • Take [team] 5*SS money - Montreal was fined $260,000.
  • Change hits (smaller) - Hitting will now be even harder than before. (This may really throw things into chaos.)
  • Historic relocation - The Newark Bears relocated to become the San Diego Padres. The Padres will move to the NL West, the Phillies will take their place in the NL East, and the NL Central will have four teams.
Off-Season
- Shortstop Lou Boudreau moved from Houston to Washington.
- Veteran third baseman Bob Elliott signed with Houston.
- Russian ace Victor Starffin signed on with the Baltimore Orioles.
- Hal Trosky signed with the Detroit Tigers.
- Veteran Ted Williams joined the New York Yankees on a minor league deal.

American League East
Washington Senators (90-64)
Baltimore Orioles (87-67)

Philadelphia Athletics (76-78)
Boston Red Sox (71-83)
New York Yankees (69-85)
American League Central
Cleveland Indians (87-67)
Detroit Tigers (86-68)
Chicago White Sox (77-77)
Minnesota Twins (68-86)
Akron Aeros (54-100)
American League West
Kansas City Royals (102-52)
California Angels (82-72)
San Francisco Seals (65-89)
St. Louis Browns (64-90)

AL MVP: Mickey Mantle (San Francisco)
AL CYA: Marv Breuer (Washington) (3rd award)
AL ROY: Eddie Mathews (Minnesota)

National League East
Montreal Expos (83-71)
New York Giants (79-75)
Brooklyn Dodgers (77-77)
Philadelphia Phillies (76-78)
Boston Braves (75-79)
National League Central
Durham Bulls (76-78)
Louisville Colonels (74-80)
Pittsburgh Pirates (62-92)
Cincinnati Reds (51-103)
National League West
St. Louis Cardinals (97-57)
Milwaukee Brewers (91-63)

Chicago Cubs (86-68)
Houston Astros (80-74)
San Diego Padres (71-83)

NL MVP: Duke Snider (Philadelphia)
NL MOP: Fred Hutchinson (Houston)
NL ROY: Harvey Haddix (Montreal)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Mickey Mantle (San Francisco) .203, Joe Adcock (Milwaukee) .171
Home Runs: Mickey Mantle (San Francisco) 51, Ralph Kiner (Philadelphia) 49
Runs Batted In: Mickey Mantle (San Francisco) / Eddie Robinson (California) 98, Duke Snider (Philadelphia) 79
Stolen Bases: Jim Busby (Chicago) 31, Harry Hooper Jr. (Montreal) 31
WAR: Mickey Mantle (San Francisco) 15.5, Duke Snider (Philadelphia) 12.1

Wins: Bob Carpenter (Kansas City) 24, Fred Hutchinson (Houston) 21
ERA: Marv Breuer (Washington) 0.92, Fred Hutchinson (Houston) 0.72
Strikeouts: Curt Simmons (Minnesota) 154, Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) 212
Saves: Lefty West (Detroit) 28, Dick Mauney (Durham) 33
WAR: Marv Breuer (Washington) 16.1, Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) 15.5

Notes
- Mickey Mantle won the Triple Crown, but his Seals still finished 37 games off the pace in the AL West.
- Eight games separated best from worst in the NL East. The Giants lost their last three games of the season, and fell below the Expos.
- The Bulls won their division despite having only the 8th best record in the National League.

Achievements & Milestones
- Ralph Kiner (Phillies) and Yogi Berra (Kansas City) hit three homers in a game.
- Eddie Lopat (Braves) threw perfect games less than a month apart.
- Curt Simmons (Minnesota) also threw a perfecto, while Marv Breuer (Washington) and Al Milnar (Phillies) each threw one on the same day.
- Jim Tabor (NY Giants, 35), Ralph Kiner (Phillies, 29), and Ron Northey (White Sox, 32) hit their 300th home runs.
- Max West (Baltimore, 35) and Vern Stephens (Athletics, 31) passed 400 homers.
- Hank Sauer (Cardinals, 35) joined the 500 home run club.
- Joe DiMaggio (Louisville, 37) became the third man to hit 800 home runs, alongside Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx.
- Mickey Harris (White Sox, 35), Johnny Rigney (Cincinnati, 37), Fred Hutchinson (Houston, 33), Johnny Schmitz (Detroit, 31), and Tex Hughson (Montreal, 36) all won their 200th games.
- Paul Dean (Cubs, 40) and Marv Breuer (Washington, 38) passed 250 wins.

Division Series
- Kansas City defeated Baltimore, 3 games to 0.
- Washington defeated Cleveland, 3 games to 0.
- St. Louis defeated Durham, 3 games to 2.
- Montreal defeated Milwaukee, 3 games to 2.
- The Expos won Game One with a walk-off sacrifice fly in the eleventh inning, to take a 1-0 win.
- Game Four of the Brewers-Expos series was a marathon, as the Brewers sealed the win in the bottom of the seventeenth frame.
- Johnny Lindell (St. Louis) hit a walk-off hit to win Game One.
- Johnny Pesky (Durham) bashed a two-run hit, and the Bulls won Game Three, 7-6.
- Snuffy Stirnweiss (St. Louis) drove in five runs on two home runs.
- Robin Roberts (St. Louis) won Games One and Five.

ALCS
- Kansas City defeated Washington, 4 games to 3.
- Hank Behrman was the series MVP. The reliever threw 9.1 scoreless innings out of the pen, allowing just two hits.
- Kansas City only needed one hit to win Game Two. Yogi Berra clubbed a solo home run in the bottom of the tenth inning for a 1-0 Royals win.
- Hank Thompson (Kansas City) hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning of Game Five, powering KC to a 3-1 victory.
- Thompson hit three homers in the series.
- The Royals won the pennant
NLCS
- St. Louis defeated Montreal, 4 games to 3.
- Hank Sauer was the MVP. He was 6-24 with three homers and nine RBI.
- Harvey Haddix (Montreal) threw a shutout in Game Three, as the Expos won 3-0.
- Minnie Minoso (Montreal) hit the game-winning home run in Game Four, a 13th inning solo blast, giving the Expos a 4-3 win.
- Mike McCormick (St. Louis) hit the series-ending homer, a solo homer off Harvey Haddix, breaking a 0-0 tie in the tenth inning of Game Seven.
- Johnny Lindell (St. Louis) hit three home runs in the series.
- Russ Christopher and Dave Koslo both won two games for the Cardinals.
- The Cardinals won the pennant for the first time since 1905.

World Series
- St. Louis defeated Kansas City, 5 games to 2.
- Yogi Berra (Kansas City) won the MVP, despite being on the losing team. He was 9-28 with four homers and seven RBI.
- Jake Early (St. Louis) bashed a walk-off homer in the fourteenth inning of Game One, a 2-1 Cards win.
- Berra homered twice in Game Three, and the Royals won 6-2.
- Robin Roberts (St. Louis) came up big in Game Five, going the distance and allowing just a single hit as the Cardinals won 1-0.
- Johnny Lindell (St. Louis) had three homers and six RBI.
- The first interstate World Series since 1911. (Red Sox/Braves)
- The Cardinals previously won the World Series in 1903.

Retirements
- Johnny Babich. Workhorse ace who went 289-205 with a 122 ERA+, mostly for the Twins. Two All-Star games.
- Phil Cavarretta. Speedy outfielder who won five Gold Gloves and three All-Stars. 117 career OPS+, and a ring with the White Sox in 1946.
- Harry Eisenstat. Long-serving closer for the Cubs, who racked up 318 career saves and a 145 ERA+. Twice an All-Star.
- Schoolboy Rowe. Long-standing Yankees ace who twice led the AL in innings pitched. 304-206 record, 124 ERA+.
- Arky Vaughan. Outstanding offensive shortstop of his generation, winning nine Silver Sluggers. Twelve All-Star games and a 133 OPS+. Won a ring with Montreal in 1936.
- Johnny Vander Meer. Flame-throwing leftie who led his league in strikeouts four times. 110 career ERA+, two All-Star bids, and rings with the Twins in 1939 and the Giants in 1948.

Hall of Fame
DARRELL ELIJAH "CY" BLANTON
Starting Pitcher
Cincinnati Reds 1934, Detroit Tigers 1935-1945, Baltimore Orioles 1946-1947
3x AL CYA, NL MOP, NL ROY, WS, 8x AS
236-142, 2.02 ERA, 3841.2 IP, 1833 K, 149 ERA+, 136.3 WAR

ROBERT MOSES "LEFTY" GROVE
Starting Pitcher
Washington Senators 1925-1931, St. Louis Cardinals 1933-1934, Cleveland Indians 1935-1941, New York Yankees 1941, Milwaukee Brewers 1942, Nashville Sounds 1942, Dayton Angels 1943, Boston Red Sox 1943, Indianapolis Hoosiers 1943, Brooklyn Dodgers 1944, Boston Red Sox 1944
4x AL CYA, 7x AS, GG
263-189, 5 SV, 2.10 ERA, 4360.1 IP, 2304 K, 129 ERA+, 128.0 WAR

JOHN PRESTON "PETE" HILL
Center Fielder
Boston Red Sox 1901-1916, Providence Angels 1917, New Jersey Nationals 1917-1918, Boston Red Sox 1919, Brooklyn Dodgers 1920, St. Louis Cardinals 1921
5x AL MVP, 5x WS, 2x WS MVP, 7x AS, 11x GG, 6x SS
.290/.385/.394, 2335 H, 323 2B, 151 3B, 70 HR, 962 RBI, 1200 BB, 758 SB, 145 OPS+, 112.0 WAR

ROGERS HORNSBY
Second Baseman
Rochester Red Wings 1915-1916, Milwaukee Brewers 1917-1932, Brooklyn Dodgers 1933
9x AL MVP, WS, AL ROY, 13x AS, 4x GG, 13x SS
.307/.404/.546, 2379 H, 300 2B, 175 3B, 401 HR, 1342 RBI, 1266 BB, 182 SB, 199 OPS+, 113.2 WAR

Draft
- Cincinnati drafted catcher Ed Bailey first overall.
- Ernie Banks went second to Akron.
- Pittsburgh chose Al Kaline third.
- Al Smith was the fourth choice by the Browns.
- The Seals chose pitcher Connie Johnson at #5.


Fred Hutchinson was the NL MOP.


Mickey Mantle was AL MVP and Triple Crown winner.

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First you Relocated the Angels from Dayton the Los Angeles, Then you relocated the Rockies from Denver to San Francisco and became the Seals, Then you relocated the Bears from Newark, NJ to San Diego and became the Padres, What's Next?

Two Suggestions for the Rest of the 50's

- Relocate the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, CA
- MLB Can Expand with a possibility of adding teams in Oakland (Oaks) and Seattle (Rainiers) and perhaps Portland (Beavers) and Sacramento (Solons) will join in as well.
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Changes
  • Historic relocation - The Braves, who have struggled since Babe Ruth's retirement, relocate to become the Atlanta Braves.
  • Contraction - The Akron Aeros and Houston Astros are removed from the league. The San Francisco Seals switch to the NL to give each league an even number of teams.
  • Gen fictional player - I generated a fictional "star" quality player, 17-year-old Venezuelan outfielder Victor Locher, who signed with the St. Louis Browns.
Off-Season
- California traded outfielder George Shuba to the Senators for two young pitching prospects.
- NL MOP Fred Hutchinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
- Tetsuharu Kawakami moved from the Giants to the White Sox.
- Shortstop Johnny Pesky signed with the Red Sox.
- Cleveland ace Warren Spahn joined up with the Philadelphia Athletics.
- Veteran Ted Williams signed with his hometown San Diego Padres.

American League East
New York Yankees (86-68)
Boston Red Sox (75-79)
Philadelphia Athletics (70-84)
Baltimore Orioles (69-85)
American League Central
Washington Senators (92-62)
Cleveland Indians (74-80)
Chicago White Sox (71-83)
Detroit Tigers (70-84)
American League West
Kansas City Royals (103-51)
Minnesota Twins (81-73)

California Angels (68-86)
St. Louis Browns (65-89)

AL MVP: Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) (3rd award)
AL CYA: Ernie White (Washington) (2nd award)
AL ROY: Jim Gilliam (New York)

National League East
Brooklyn Dodgers (93-61)
Philadelphia Phillies (90-64)

Montreal Expos (79-75)
New York Giants (59-95)
National League Central
Louisville Colonels (72-82)
Durham Bulls (67-87)
Atlanta Braves (64-90)
Cincinnati Reds (60-94)
Pittsburgh Pirates (57-97)
National League West
Milwaukee Brewers (94-60)
San Francisco Seals (89-65)
St. Louis Cardinals (89-65)
San Diego Padres (83-71)
Chicago Cubs (82-72)

NL MVP: Duke Snider (Philadelphia) (2nd award)
NL MOP: Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) (2nd award)
NL ROY: Frank Sullivan (San Diego)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) .172, Duke Snider (Philadelphia) .192
Home Runs: Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) 56, Ralph Kiner (Philadelphia) 60
Runs Batted In: Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) 125, Ralph Kiner (Philadelphia) 105
Stolen Bases: Al Gionfriddo (Detroit) 20, Carlos Bernier (Cincinnati) 23
WAR: Willie Mays (Baltimore) 12.2, Duke Snider (Philadelphia) 14.7

Wins: Curt Simmons (Minnesota) 22, Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) 24
ERA: Ernie White (Washington) 1.07, Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) 0.97
Strikeouts: Vinegar Bend Mizell (New York) 210, Johnny Antonelli (Chicago) 197
Saves: Dean Stone (New York) 36, Dick Mauney (Durham) / Jim McDonald (Milwaukee) 31
WAR: Ernie White (Washington) 11.6, Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) 19.0

Notes
- Only four American League teams finished with a winning record.
- Al Rosen powered the Yankees to their third postseason appearance.
- Kluszewski won his fourth Triple Crown for the Royals.
- The five NL Central teams had a worse record than every East and West team except the Giants.
- Ewell Blackwell was four strikeouts away from winning the Triple Crown, and broke the WAR record.

Achievements & Milestones
- Dino Restelli (Athletics), Bob Nieman (Phillies), and Ed Bailey (Cincinnati) all hit three homers in a game.
- Bob Friend (Milwaukee) and Stubby Overmire (Cardinals) threw perfect games.
- Bob Elliott (NY Yankees, 36), Eddie Robinson (California, 32), Danny Litwhiler (Cleveland, 37), and Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City, 29) all reached 300 home runs.
- Wally Judnich (Athletics, 37) and Pat Seerey (Washington, 30) hit their 400th homers.
- Ted Williams (San Diego, 35) hit his 500th homer.
- Bob Carpenter (Kansas City, 35), Joe Haynes (Durham, 35), and Howie Pollet (NY Giants, 32) joined the 200 wins club.

Division Series
- Kansas City defeated Minnesota, 3 games to 0.
- Washington defeated New York, 3 games to 2.
- Milwaukee defeated Louisville, 3 games to 1.
- Philadelphia defeated Brooklyn, 3 games to 1.
- Larry Jensen (Kansas City) threw a perfect game in Game One of the series, with Johnny Hopp hitting a walk-off home run to win the game for the Royals.
- Gil Hodges (Kansas City) hit the walk-off bomb that won Game Two.
- Ted Kluszewski hit two homers in Game Three, to secure the series for the Royals.
- Marv Breuer (Washington) clinched the series with a no-hitter against the Yankees in Game Five.
- Carl Sawatski (Washington) hit three home runs in the series.
- Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) and Bob Buhl (Philadelphia) dueled in Game One, with the Phillies coming up with a 1-0 victory in fourteen innings.
- The Phillies threw a combined no-hitter to clinch the series, with Ron Negray, Max Macon, and Lou Lucier taking the 7-0 win.

ALCS
- Kansas City defeated Washington, 4 games to 0.
- Gil Hodges (Kansas City) went 4-12 with three homers and five RBI.
- Hodges hit two homers in Game Two, an 8-1 Royals win.
- Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) hit two more in Game Four, as the Royals won 5-2 and secured the series.
- Pat Seerey (Washington) was held hitless in twelve at-bats.
- Back-to-back pennants for the Royals.
NLCS
- Milwaukee defeated Philadelphia, 4 games to 2.
- Bob Friend was the series MVP. He threw 19 innings for just one run.
- Jim Greengrass (Milwaukee) drew a bases-loaded walk in the fourteenth inning to give the Brewers a 2-1 win.
- Stan Lopata (Philadelphia) knocked in the winning hit of Game Two, as the Phillies won 5-4.
- Both teams were hitless in Game Five, but a Bruce Edwards (Milwaukee) sacrifice fly game the Brewers the win.
- Jack Priddy (Milwaukee) had five hits.
- Billy Hoeft (Milwaukee) won two games in relief.
- The first NL pennant for the Brewers, but they previously won the AL in 1904, 1918, and 1927.

World Series
- Milwaukee defeated Kansas City, 5 games to 4.
- Jim Greengrass was the MVP. He went 7-36 with five homers.
- Jim Wilson (Milwaukee) threw a no-hitter in Game Four, a 3-0 win. His teammate Greengrass hit two homers.
- Game Five was the longest in World Series history. Bob Friend (Milwaukee) threw 11.2 scoreless innings, before handing the ball off to a reliever, while Larry Jensen (Kansas City) threw 14.2 and Tom Earley (Kansas City) hurled 7.1. The game was won by a base hit by Gil Hodges in the 22nd inning; 1-0 Royals.
- Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) hit two homers in Game Nine, but it wasn't enough, and the Brewers won 8-4. Kluszewski hit five home runs in total in the series.
- Jim Wilson won Games Four and Eight for the Brewers. Bob Carpenter (Kansas City) won Games Two and Six.
- The Brewers previously won the World Series in 1904 and 1918.

Retirements
- Eddie Miller. Fine defensive shortstop who won five Gold Gloves. Two All-Star games and a ring with the Senators in 1949. 84 career OPS+.
- Johnny Mize. Fine all-around first baseman for the Twins. Seven All-Stars and five Silver Sluggers. Champion in 1939. 62 home runs in 1945.
- Marius Russo. Tigers ace who was the AL Cy Young winner in 1946. 228-164 record, with a 125 ERA+. Five All-Stars and rings in 1942 and 1947.

Hall of Fame
EDWARD TROWBRIDGE "EDDIE" COLLINS
Second Baseman
Boston Braves 1906-1916, New York Yankees 1917-1920, Kansas City Athletics 1921-1928, Minnesota Twins 1931
2x NL MVP, WS, 17x AS, 4x GG, 11x SS
.327/.417/.412, 3756 H, 416 2B, 230 3B, 34 HR, 1428 RBI, 1775 BB, 645 SB, 141 OPS+, 124.4 WAR

CHARLES WILLIAM "CARL" FISCHER
Starting Pitcher
Newark Bears 1930-1932, Chicago Cubs 1943-1946, Cleveland Indians 1947, Houston Astros 1947, New York Yankees 1948-1949
4x NL MOP, 3x WS, WS MVP, 8x AS
318-211, 1.97 ERA, 4957.2 IP, 2007 K, 160 ERA+, 153.4 WAR

WALTER PERRY JOHNSON
Starting Pitcher
Washington Senators 1907-1916, Detroit Tigers 1917-1920, Baltimore Orioles 1921-1925, Indianapolis Hoosiers 1926, Texas Rangers 1927-1928
3x AL CYA, 2x WS, WS MVP, ALCS MVP, AL ROY, 16x AS, 3x GG
372-256, 8 SV, 2.26 ERA, 5851.2 IP, 3081 K, 143 ERA+, 135.1 WAR

HOWARD ELLSWORTH "SMOKY JOE" WOOD
Starting Pitcher / Left Fielder
Duluth Dragons 1908-1910, Minnesota Twins 1911-1912, Brooklyn Dodgers 1913-1916, New York Giants 1917-1922, Milwaukee Brewers 1923-1927, Cleveland Indians 1928, Minnesota Twins 1929, Boston Braves 1930-1932, Washington Senators 1933, Providence Angels 1933
NL MOP, WS, 9x AS, 14x SS
395-268, 2 SV, 2.63 ERA, 6319.1 IP, 2956 K, 120 ERA+, 121.5 WAR
.268/.341/.400, 1515 H, 221 2B, 161 3B, 67 HR, 746 RBI, 624 BB, 47 SB, 117 OPS+, 51.7 WAR

Draft
- Pittsburgh selected Hank Aaron with the first overall pick.
- Harmon Killebrew went second to the New York Giants.
- The Reds chose Camilo Pascual at #3.
- Atlanta drafted slugger Bill Skowron fourth.


Duke Snider was the NL MVP.


Ewell Blackwell was the National League's Most Outstanding Pitcher.
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This juxtaposition you've got going here between low contact and high power has been very interesting, and is even more so now that the league's best hitters are hitting less than .200 but still clobbering 50+ homers
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This juxtaposition you've got going here between low contact and high power has been very interesting, and is even more so now that the league's best hitters are hitting less than .200 but still clobbering 50+ homers
Yeah, it's kind of out of control. 😂

Basically every season, Kluszewski and most of the big power hitters are having the majority of their hits come from home runs. HRs are basically the only way to be a valuable position player at the moment.
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Changes
  • Award winner rand - Jim Gilliam (NY Yankees), the AL Rookie of the Year, is randomly assigned to the Atlanta Braves.
  • Random playoff rule - The Division Series format is changed to 1 home, 2 away, 2 home
  • Weaken FA - Players will now become free agents after 11 years of service.
Off-Season
- The White Sox traded Joe Frazier to Montreal for outfielder Harry Hooper Jr.
- Montreal also traded outfielder Minnie Minoso to San Diego for pitcher Hal Brown and a prospect.
- Slugger Gus Zernial went across town from the Browns to the Cardinals, in exchange for Hersh Freeman and Ron Kline.
- Atlanta traded Vic Wertz to Boston for starter Russ Christopher and a prospect. Wertz had previously starred for the Braves in Beantown.
- Ace Howie Pollet moved from the Giants to the San Francisco Seals.
- Slugger Hank Sauer signed with the Cards from the Cubs.
- Pat Seerey moved from the Senators to the Cardinals.
- Veteran Ted Williams signed with the Giants.

American League East
New York Yankees (94-60)
Baltimore Orioles (83-72)
Philadelphia Athletics (75-79)
Boston Red Sox (63-91)
American League Central
Washington Senators (98-56)
Detroit Tigers (84-71)

Cleveland Indians (79-75)
Chicago White Sox (46-108)
American League West
Kansas City Royals (97-57)
Minnesota Twins (72-82)
California Angels (71-83)
St. Louis Browns (63-91)

AL MVP: Gil Hodges (Kansas City)
AL CYA: Marv Breuer (Washington) (4th award)
AL ROY: Joe Cunningham (St. Louis)
AL Relief Man Award: Hersh Freeman (St. Louis)
AL Manager of the Year: George Ruth (New York)

National League East
Philadelphia Phillies (91-63)
Montreal Expos (85-69)
Brooklyn Dodgers (81-73)
New York Giants (50-104)
National League Central
Cincinnati Reds (82-72)
Pittsburgh Pirates (78-76)
Atlanta Braves (68-86)
Durham Bulls (68-86)
Louisville Colonels (59-95)
National League West
San Francisco Seals (102-52)
St. Louis Cardinals (87-67)

San Diego Padres (86-68)
Milwaukee Brewers (82-72)
Chicago Cubs (59-95)

NL MVP: Mickey Mantle (San Francisco) (2nd award, 1st in NL)
NL MOP: Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) (3rd award)
NL ROY: Ernie Banks (San Diego)
NL RMA: Glenn Gardner (Milwaukee)
NL MOY: Charlie Hargreaves (San Francisco)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Yogi Berra (Kansas City) .188, Roy Campanella (San Francisco) .216
Home Runs: Gil Hodges (Kansas City) 55, Joe Adcock (Milwaukee) / Roy Campanella (San Francisco) / Mickey Mantle (San Francisco) 51
Runs Batted In: Gil Hodges (Kansas City) 101, Mickey Mantle (San Francisco) 105
Stolen Bases: Harry Hooper Jr. (Chicago) 26, Minnie Minoso (San Diego) 22
WAR: Willie Mays (Baltimore) 13.6, Roy Campanella (San Francisco) 13.5

Wins: Marv Breuer (Washington) 21, Joe Haynes (San Francisco) 25
ERA: Marv Breuer (Washington) 0.91, Eddie Lopat (Cincinnati) 1.03
Strikeouts: Curt Simmons (Minnesota) 172, Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) 203
Saves: Dean Stone (New York) 30, Glenn Gardner (Milwaukee) 39
WAR: Marv Breuer (Washington) 14.5, Ewell Blackwell (Brooklyn) 20.9

Notes
- The Senators rode their strong pitching staff to the best record in the AL. Breuer broke a record by pitching 14 shutouts.
- Bobby Doerr (Detroit) hit two home runs in the playoff for the AL Wildcard spot, as the Tigers defeated Baltimore 2-1.
- Mickey Mantle and Roy Campanella of the Seals led San Francisco to the best record in baseball, but Mantle would miss the NLDS with a wrist injury.

Achievements & Milestones
- Willard Marshall (Baltimore), Del Crandall (Atlanta), Joe Gordon (Detroit), Roy Campanella (San Francisco), and Ed Bailey (Cincinnati) all hit three home runs in a game.
- Frank Sullivan (San Diego), Tom Poholsky (San Diego), and Bill Werle (California) all threw perfect games.
- Babe Young (San Diego, 39), Bobby Doerr (Detroit, 36), Johnny Lindell (Cardinals, 38), Gil Hodges (Kansas City, 30), and Yogi Berra (Kansas City, 29) all hit their 300th home runs.
- Ralph Kiner (Phillies, 31) and Stan Musial (Durham, 33) passed 400 home runs.
- Ernie White (Washington, 38), Harry Feldman (Kansas City, 34), Steve Gromek (NY Giants, 34), and Vern Olsen (NY Yankees, 36) all won their 200th games.
- Jim Tobin (Kansas City, 41) won his 250th game.
- Paul Dean (Cubs, 42) became the sixth pitcher to strike out 2500 men.
- Jim Gleeson (Durham, 42) became the all-time doubles leader.

Division Series
- Washington defeated Detroit, 3 games to 1.
- New York defeated Kansas City, 3 games to 1.
- San Francisco defeated Cincinnati, 3 games to 2.
- St. Louis defeated Philadelphia, 3 games to 0.
- Vern Olsen (New York) won Games One and Four to take the series MVP.
- Roy Campanella (San Francisco) had four hits, two homers, and five RBI.
- Gus Bell (Cincinnati) hit three home runs in a losing effort.
- Dave Koslo (St. Louis) threw a one-hitter to secure the series victory for the Cardinals.

ALCS
- New York defeated Washington, 4 games to 2.
- Catcher Sherm Lolar was the series MVP. He was 4-19 with two homers and seven RBI.
- Don Mueller (New York) drove in nine men. Bob Elliott (New York) had seven RBI.
- The Yankees won the pennant for the first time since 1943.
NLCS
- St. Louis defeated San Francisco, 4 games to 3.
- Robin Roberts was the series MVP, allowing just one run in 16.1 innings, and winning both of his starts.
- Ray Herbert (San Francisco) threw a no-hitter (with five walks) in Game Three, as the Seals won 2-0.
- Wally Westlake (San Francisco) hit two home runs in a 5-1 Seals win in Game Five.
- Roberts kept the series alive with a two-hit shutout in Game Six.
- Gus Zernial (St. Louis) had four homers and eight RBI.

World Series
- St. Louis defeated New York, 5 games to 4.
- Stubby Overmire (St. Louis) was the series MVP. He won Games One and Nine, and took a no-decision in Game Five. Overall, he threw 28 innings and allowed just four runs.
- Overmire threw a shutout in Game One, a 1-0 Cards win.
- Robin Roberts (St. Louis) continued his strong NLCS form with a one-hitter in Game Three, as the Redbirds won 1-0.
- Jake Jones (St. Louis) hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the sixteenth inning of Game Five, to give St. Louis a 3-2 victory.
- Vinegar Bend Mizell (New York) kept the series alive with an 8-0 Game Six win.
- Warren Hacker (New York) shut the Cardinals out for the second game in a row, for a 2-0 Yankees win.
- Johnny Lindell (St. Louis) hit two home runs.
- Al Rosen (New York) and Sherm Lollar (New York) both hit three homers.
- The Cards previously won it all in 1903 and 1952.

Retirements
- Dom DiMaggio. Outfielder who had many strong seasons for the Red Sox, and led them to the title as World Series MVP in 1944. Career 124 OPS+. One Gold Glove in 1947.
- Bob Feller. Extremely erratic fireballer who never lived up to potential of his fastball. 117-227 record and only a 61 ERA+ in journeyman career for 12 franchises.
- Elbie Fletcher. Fantastic defensive first baseman, who was the NL Gold Glove winner thirteen times, and an All-Star twice, with a 131 career OPS+.
- Johnny Hopp. Six-time Gold Glove outfielder for the Royals. 106 career OPS+ and good defense.
- Charlie Keller. Durham Bulls slugger who mashed 366 career homers. Four-time All-Star, who was NLCS MVP and WS winner in 1951. 175 career OPS+.
- Rudy York. Nine-time All-Star who was key catcher for a generation of Giants teams. Four Silver Sluggers, and winner of an NLDS, NLCS, and WS MVP. Rings in 1948 and 1950. Career 150 OPS+.

Hall of Fame
WILLIAM MALCOLM "BILL" DICKEY
Catcher
Montreal Expos 1928-1932, St. Louis Cardinals 1933-1934, Milwaukee Brewers 1935-1949, Akron Aeros 1950
15x AS, 9x GG, 11x SS
.220/.340/.450, 1860 H, 363 2B, 41 3B, 497 HR, 1328 RBI, 1550 BB, 56 SB, 173 OPS+, 138.9 WAR

GEORGE HENRY DUMONT
Relief Pitcher
Milwaukee Brewers 1916, Boston Braves 1917-1932, Milwaukee Brewers 1933, St. Louis Browns 1933-1934
4x WS, 4x NL RMA, 8x AS
116-86, 415 SV, 1.91 ERA, 1320.1 IP, 693 K, 211 ERA+, 44.4 WAR

JAMES EMORY "JIMMIE" FOXX
First Baseman
New York Yankees 1925-1932, Detroit Tigers 1933-1934, Cleveland Indians 1935-1939, Pittsburgh Pirates 1940-1944, Chicago White Sox 1945-1947, Montreal Expos 1948, Akron Aeros 1948, Philadelphia Phillies 1949, Durham Bulls 1950
7x AL MVP, 2x NL MVP, WS, NLCS MVP, WS MVP, 15x AS, 4x GG, 15x SS
.219/.386/.480, 2607 H, 476 2B, 74 3B, 830 HR, 2016 RBI, 3201 BB, 96 SB, 198 OPS+, 193.0 WAR

TRAVIS CALVIN JACKSON
Shortstop
Indianapolis Hoosiers 1922-1926, Texas Rangers 1927-1932, Boston Braves 1933-1934, Minnesota Twins 1935-1939, Chicago White Sox 1940-1942, Philadelphia Athletics 1943-1944, Cincinnati Reds 1945, Louisville Colonels 1946, Washington Senators 1947
WS, 9x AS, 15x GG, 9x SS
.206/.261/.353, 2749 H, 486 2B, 162 3B, 386 HR, 1531 RBI, 1036 BB, 158 SB, 106 OPS+, 145.4 WAR

Draft
- The White Sox chose Sandy Koufax first overall.
- Jim Bunning went second to the Giants.
- Louisville picked catcher Elston Howard third.
- Rocky Colavito was the Cubs's selection at four.
- Ken Boyer went to the Browns at five.
- Roberto Clemente slipped to the Boston Red Sox at #6.
- The Angels chose Brooks Robinson with the ninth pick.


Robin Roberts was NLCS MVP.


Bill Dickey was elected to the Hall of Fame.
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Changes
  • Lengthen playoffs - The top two wildcard teams in each league will play a one-game playoff to see which one makes the Division Round.
  • International relocation - The St. Louis Browns relocate to Toronto, becoming the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • Hurt random prospect - Ray Crone (Phillies), the #22 prospect in baseball, is reduced from a 2.5 to a 1.5 star player.
Off-Season
- Three-time NL MOP Ewell Blackwell moved from the Dodgers to the White Sox in free agency.
- 40-year-old Joe DiMaggio signed with the New York Yankees.
- Wally Judnich signed with the Senators.

American League East
Boston Red Sox (81-73)
New York Yankees (73-81)
Baltimore Orioles (65-89)
Philadelphia Athletics (64-90)
American League Central
Washington Senators (93-61)
Cleveland Indians (78-76)
Toronto Blue Jays (75-79)
Detroit Tigers (68-86)
American League West
Kansas City Royals (100-54)
Minnesota Twins (83-71)

Chicago White Sox (75-79)
California Angels (69-85)

AL MVP: Eddie Mathews (Minnesota)
AL CYA: Marv Breuer (Washington) (5th award)
AL ROY: Ken Boyer (Toronto)
AL RMA: Gene Lambert (Chicago)
AL MOY: Dean Sturgis (Kansas City)

National League East
Montreal Expos (93-61)
Philadelphia Phillies (81-73)
New York Giants (66-88)
Brooklyn Dodgers (64-90)
National League Central
Atlanta Braves (79-75)
Pittsburgh Pirates (67-87)
Durham Bulls (66-88)
Cincinnati Reds (61-93)
Louisville Colonels (53-101)
National League West
San Diego Padres (94-60)
Chicago Cubs (89-65)
Milwaukee Brewers (89-65)

San Francisco Seals (88-66)
St. Louis Cardinals (88-66)

NL MVP: Ernie Banks (San Diego)
NL MOP: Tom Poholsky (San Diego)
NL ROY: Rocky Colavito (Chicago)
NL RMA: Johnny Hetki (St. Louis)
NL MOY: Art Stokes (San Diego)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Eddie Mathews (Minnesota) .179, Ernie Banks (San Diego) .213
Home Runs: Gil Hodges (Kansas City) / Willie Mays (Baltimore) 44, Ernie Banks (San Diego) 60
Runs Batted In: Gil Hodges (Kansas City) 95, Ernie Banks (San Diego) 127
Stolen Bases: Harry Hooper Jr. (Chicago) 29, Jim Rivera (Brooklyn) 19
WAR: Willie Mays (Baltimore) 13.6, Mickey Mantle (San Francisco) 14.1

Wins: Marv Breuer (Washington) 22, Ray Herbert (San Francisco) / Tom Poholsky (San Diego) 21
ERA: Marv Breuer (Washington) 0.87, Don Liddle (Milwaukee) 1.07
Strikeouts: Herb Score (Minnesota) 245, Johnny Antonelli (Chicago) 217
Saves: Gene Lambert (Chicago) 31, Glenn Gardner (Milwaukee) 40
WAR: Ewell Blackwell (Chicago) 16.1, Johnny Antonelli (Chicago) 12.0

Notes
- Eddie Mathews was a homer and three RBI away from the Triple Crown.
- Rookie Herb Score struck out 8.7/9 IP.
- Ernie Banks broke out as a star, winning the NL Triple Crown.
- Ralph Kiner (Phillies) finished second in all three categories.
- Mickey Mantle was the only player with an OPS above 1.000.
- Every NL West team had a better record than every NL Central team.

Achievements & Milestones
- Joe Collins (Montreal), Ted Tappe (San Diego), Eddie Mathews (Minnesota), and Elston Howard (Louisville) all hit three home runs in a game.
- Johnny Podres (Athletics), Vern Olsen (NY Yankees), Dick Mauney (St. Louis), and Ray Herbert (San Francisco) threw perfect games.
- Cecil Travis (Cubs, 42) reached 2000 hits.
- Vic Wertz (Boston, 30), Del Ennis (Washington, 30), Duke Snider (Phillies, 28), Sid Gordon (Cleveland, 38), and Roy Campanella (San Francisco, 33) all hit their 300th homers.
- Joe Gordon (Detroit, 40) joined the 500 home run club.
- Hank Sauer (Cubs, 38) became the 6th man to hit 600 homers.
- Sid Hudson (White Sox, 40), Joe Dobson (San Francisco, 38), and Ewell Blackwell (White Sox, 32) won their 200th games.
- Ken Raffensberger (San Francisco, 38) and Joe Haynes (St. Louis, 37) won game #250.
- Marv Breuer (Washington, 41) and Gene Schott (Boston, 41) joined the 300 win club.

Wildcard Games
- Cleveland defeated Minnesota, 3-0.
- Milwaukee defeated Chicago, 7-3.
- Bob Porterfield (Cleveland) threw a no-hitter to clinch the victory against the Twins.

Division Series
- Cleveland defeated Kansas City, 3 games to 0.
- Washington defeated Boston, 3 games to 2.
- San Diego defeated Milwaukee, 3 games to 1.
- Atlanta defeated Montreal, 3 games to 1.
- Marv Breuer (Washington) threw a one-hit shutout in Game One.
- Del Ennis (Washington) hit a three-run homer in the top of the tenth inning of Game Three, giving the Sens a 4-1 win. Ennis had seven RBI in the series.
- Bob Purkey (Boston) threw a two-hitter in Game Four, sending the series to a decisive game.
- Ernie White and Johnny Gorsica (Washington) combined to no-hit the Red Sox in Game Five, as the Senators won the series with an 8-0 score.
- Phil Rizzuto (Cleveland) bashed three doubles in Game Two, a 3-1 Tribe win.
- Tom Poholsky (San Diego) won Games One and Four.
- Joe Adcock (Milwaukee) bashed four home runs.

ALCS
- Washington defeated Cleveland, 4 games to 2.
- Pete Whisenant was series MVP. He went 4-18 with two homers and four RBI.
- Steve Bilko (Cleveland) hit two homers in Game Six, but the Senators won 7-4 anyway, securing the series win.
- Alex Kellner (Washington) won Games Two and Six.
NLCS
- Atlanta defeated San Diego, 4 games to 1.
- Del Crandall (Atlanta) won series MVP, hitting four homers and nine RBI.
- Bill Skowron (Atlanta) bashed a grand slam in the seventh inning in Game One, as the Braves scored seven innings in the frame to win 8-7.
- Crandall hit a three-run walk-off homer to win Game Two, 8-6.
- Skowron had eight RBI.
- Ernie Banks (San Diego) drove in seven runs.
- The Braves' first pennant since 1934 in Boston.

World Series
- Washington defeated Atlanta, 5 games to 4.
- Marv Breuer was MVP, as the ace took the win in Games Five and Nine.
- Del Crandall (Atlanta) hit two solo homers in Game One, and the Braves won 2-1.
- Carl Sawatski (Washington) hit a walk-off home run in Game Two, as the Senators won 3-2.
- Bill Skowron (Atlanta) was the walk-off hero for Game Four. He broke a 3-3 tie in the tenth inning with a two-run homer.
- Willie Jones (Atlanta) drove in the winning run in Game Seven, as his fourteenth inning single won the game, 2-1.
- Bill Serena (Washington) hit two homers in Game Nine, as the Senators won 5-1. He hit four homers in the series.
- Dick Kryhoski (Washington) drove in five men.
- Ned Garver (Washington) won Games Two and Six.
- The Senators previously won the World Series in 1940 and 1949.

Retirements
- Paul Dean. One of the aces of the strong Cubs rotation that won three rings. 289-220 record, with a 135 ERA+. 1941 WS MVP.
- Joe DiMaggio. Eight-time NL MVP. One of the finest hitters of all-time, who also won nine Gold Gloves in center field, on his way to fifteen All-Star games. 193 career OPS+. 850 career homers trails only Ruth.
- Wally Judnich. 1947 AL MVP. Strong center fielder who was part of a formidable A's one-two punch with Ted Williams. Eight All-Stars, nine Silver Sluggers, and a ring this year with Washington. 155 career OPS+.
- Gene Schott. Long-serving Brewers ace who retired with 304-210 record. Five All-Star games, and NL leader in wins in 1940. 139 career ERA+. Retired with a ring from Senators bullpen.
- Hal Trosky. Slugger who won three AL MVPs, including two Triple Crowns. Championships with Washington in 1940 and 1949. Thirteen All-Star games. 776 career homers, for a 181 OPS+.

Hall of Fame
TYRUS RAYMOND "TY" COBB
Center Fielder
Providence Angels 1905-1916, Brooklyn Dodgers 1917-1919, Chicago White Sox 1920, Brooklyn Dodgers 1921-1925, Boston Braves 1926-1927, Chicago White Sox 1928, St. Louis Browns 1929
2x AL MVP, 2x WS, 11x AS, 6x SS
.331/.402/.441, 3083 H, 610 2B, 90 3B, 78 HR, 1141 RBI, 1111 BB, 495 SB, 156 OPS+, 112.3 WAR

LAWRENCE HERBERT "LARRY" FRENCH
Starting Pitcher
St. Louis Browns 1929-1933, New York Giants 1933-1934, Cincinnati Reds 1935-1947, Akron Aeros 1948-1951
6x NL MOP, WS, 11x AS
360-287, 2.22 ERA, 6099.2 IP, 1716 K, 141 ERA+, 184.0 WAR

GUY MORTON
Starting Pitcher
Kansas City Packers 1914-1916, Providence Angels 1917-1932, St. Louis Cardinals 1933, Chicago Cubs 1934-1935
NL MOP, WS, NL ROY, 4x AS
345-272, 3 SV, 2.51 ERA, 5859 IP, 2739 K, 126 ERA+, 114.8 WAR

TRISTRAM EDGAR "TRIS" SPEAKER
Center Fielder
New York Giants 1907-1916, Milwaukee Brewers 1917-1921, Cleveland Indians 1922-1926, Chicago White Sox 1927
2x NL MVP, 2x AL MVP, 5x WS, 2x WS MVP, NL ROY, 11x AS, 13x GG, 7x SS
.331/.395/.478, 3060 H, 493 2B, 299 3B, 87 HR, 1369 RBI, 927 BB, 382 SB, 159 OPS+, 110.7 WAR

Draft
- Louisville chose Frank Robinson with the first pick.
- Don Drysdale went second to Cincinnati.
- The A's opted for Wes Covington at #3.
- Bill Mazeroski slipped to the Blue Jays at thirteen.
- Luis Aparicio was the Phillies' first round pick at seventeen.


Del Crandall was NLCS MVP, but his Braves came up short in the World Series.


Ernie Banks was the NL Triple Crown winner and MVP.

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Changes
  • Import HoFer - I chose a random member of the Hall, not including any non-players, or anyone whose career would likely overlap with his real self if I included him. Kiki Cuyler was imported. The original Cuyler was in the game from 1921-1936. Cuyler Jr. signed with the Chicago Cubs.
  • Release random ranked - 24-year-old Eddie Mathews (Minnesota), the #3 ranked player in baseball, was released, and became a free agent. He signed with the Atlanta Braves.
  • Historic expansion - The Houston Astros and Portland Beavers will be added to the American League following the season.
Off-Season
- Ace Marv Breuer signed with the San Francisco Seals in free agency.
- Steve Gromek signed with the Chicago White Sox.
- Warren Spahn moved from the Athletics to the Seals.

American League East
Boston Red Sox (93-61)
New York Yankees (87-67)

Philadelphia Athletics (84-70)
Baltimore Orioles (75-79)
American League Central
Toronto Blue Jays (82-72)
Washington Senators (65-89)
Cleveland Indians (53-101)
Detroit Tigers (52-102)
American League West
Chicago White Sox (95-59)
Kansas City Royals (86-68)

Minnesota Twins (82-72)
California Angels (70-84)

AL MVP: Dick Williams (Boston)
AL CYA: Bob Purkey (Boston)
AL ROY: Wes Covington (Philadelphia)
AL RMA: Dave Hoskins (Philadelphia)
AL MOY: Ralph Sharman (Boston)

National League East
Philadelphia Phillies (79-75)
Montreal Expos (78-76)
Brooklyn Dodgers (57-97)
New York Giants (52-102)
National League Central
Atlanta Braves (95-59)
Cincinnati Reds (78-76)
Pittsburgh Pirates (74-80)
Louisville Colonels (61-93)
Durham Bulls (57-97)
National League West
Chicago Cubs (97-57)
San Francisco Seals (95-59)
San Diego Padres (88-66)

Milwaukee Brewers (87-67)
St. Louis Cardinals (80-74)

NL MVP: Eddie Mathews (Atlanta) (2nd award, 1st in NL)
NL MOP: Johnny Antonelli (Chicago)
NL ROY: Frank Robinson (Louisville)
NL RMA: Cliff Fannin (Montreal)
NL MOY: Charlie Hargreaves (San Francisco) (2nd award)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Willie Mays (Baltimore) .208, Eddie Mathews (Atlanta) .225
Home Runs: Wes Covington (Philadelphia) 49, Eddie Mathews (Atlanta) 54
Runs Batted In: Willie Mays (Baltimore) 105, Eddie Mathews (Atlanta) 105
Stolen Bases: Al Gionfriddo (California) 22, Luis Aparicio (Philadelphia) 17
WAR: Willie Mays (Baltimore) 13.6, Eddie Mathews (Atlanta) 13.4

Wins: Bob Purkey (Boston) 24, Marv Breuer (San Francisco) 22
ERA: Ewell Blackwell (Chicago) 0.75, Joe Haynes (St. Louis) 1.20
Strikeouts: Herb Score (Minnesota) 258, Don Drysdale (Cincinnati) 202
Saves: Dean Stone (New York) 30, Glenn Gardner (Milwaukee) 39
WAR: Bob Purkey (Boston) 11.6, Bob Friend (Milwaukee) 12.7

Notes
- The White Sox rode their rotation of Ewell Blackwell, Sandy Koufax, Bobby Shantz, and Steve Gromek to the best record in the AL.
- The Yankees made the wildcard game even though ace Vinegar Bend Mizell could only make 13 starts because of a knee injury.
- Every NL West team had a better record than every NL East team.
- Durham traded starter Gene Bearden to St. Louis for two prospects.
- The Phillies traded outfielder Bill Virdon to the Cubs for Kiki Cuyler Jr. and a pitching prospect.

Achievements & Milestones
- Jim Lemon (Baltimore), Frank Robinson (Louisville), and Wes Covington (Athletics) all hit three homers in a game.
- Bill Fischer (Atlanta) threw a perfect game, while Russ Kemmerer (Boston) threw two.
- Sandy Koufax (White Sox) threw four no-hitters.
- Andy Seminick (San Diego, 36) and Wally Westlake (San Francisco, 35) hit their 300th homers.
- Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City, 32) and Gil Hodges (Kansas City, 32) joined the 400 home run club.
- Ralph Kiner (Phillies, 33) and Pat Seerey (Cardinals, 33) hit homer #500.
- Warren Spahn (San Francisco, 35), Jim Bagby (Cincinnati, 40) and Johnny Podgajny (Toronto, 36) won their 200th games.
- Johnny Schmitz (Detroit, 35) and Howie Pollet (San Francisco, 35) moved past 250 wins.
- Vito Tamulis (Phillies, 45) became the 14th man to win 300 games.

Wildcard Games
- Kansas City defeated New York, 5-2.
- San Francisco defeated San Diego, 7-3.
- Mickey Mantle (San Francisco) hit two homers and drove in five runs.

Division Series
- Chicago defeated Kansas City, 3 games to 1.
- Cal McLish (Kansas City) no-hit the White Sox in Game Two, only allowing two Pale Hose men to walk. The Royals won 2-0.
- Gene Freese (Chicago) hit two homers in the series.
- Yogi Berra and Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) both went 0-15.
- Gil Hodges (Kansas City) missed the series through injury.
- Boston defeated Toronto, 3 games to 1.
- Dick Williams (Boston) drove in six runs.
- Bob Purkey (Boston) was awarded the win in Games One and Four.
- San Francisco defeated Chicago, 3 games to 1.
- Ray Herbert (San Francisco) threw a no-hitter in Game One, giving the Giants a 3-0 win.
- Marv Breuer (San Francisco) allowed just one hit in Game Three, and the Seals snuck a 1-0 victory.
- Roy Campanella (San Francisco) hit two home runs in a 8-0 Game Four win. He drove in five men in the series. Ray Herbert threw his second shutout of the series.
- Atlanta defeated Philadelphia, 3 games to 1.
- Larry Jackson (Atlanta) threw a shutout in Game One, as the Braves won 4-0.
- Jackson also won Game Four, throwing seven strong innings.
- Eddie Mathews (Atlanta) hit three home runs.
- Duke Snider (Philadelphia) was held hitless in the series.

ALCS
- Boston defeated Chicago, 4 games to 3.
- Vic Wertz was the MVP, batting 9-28.
- Richie Ashburn (Boston) hit the walk-off single to win Game Two, 4-3. Sibby Sisti (Boston) had previously hit an RBI double to tie the game.
- Bob Purkey (Boston) threw a three-hit shutout in Game Three, extending the Red Sox's lead.
- Harry Hooper Jr. (Chicago) hit a lead-off homer in the bottom of the tenth inning of Game Four, giving the White Sox the 5-4 win.
- The Red Sox won the first three games of the series, but the White Sox won the next three to tie it up.
- Wertz and Dick Williams (Boston) hit RBI singles in the top of the ninth inning of Game Seven, powering the Red Sox to a 3-1 win.
- Jim Pisoni and Daryl Spencer (Chicago) each hit three home runs.
- Boston last won the pennant in 1951.
NLCS
- San Francisco defeated Atlanta, 4 games to 3.
- Marv Breuer was the MVP. He won Games Two and Six.
- Pinch hitter Harry Agganis (Atlanta) hit a walk-off homer to give the Bravos a 3-2 win in Game Five.
- Breuer threw a one-hitter to tie the series at three each.
- Roy Campanella (San Francisco) drove in eight men on four hits.
- Mel Clark (San Francisco) had five RBI in just three at-bats.
- Eddie Mathews (Atlanta) hit three home runs.
- The Seals won the pennant for the first time.

World Series
- San Francisco defeated Boston, 5 games to 2.
- Mickey Mantle was series MVP. He was 6-21 with four homers and six RBI.
- Mantle hit two homers in Game Five, powering the Seals to a 5-3 win.
- Game Six was a classic. Tied 1-1 after nine, the two teams traded zeros before both scoring in the sixteenth. Sam Dente (Boston) hit an RBI double in the top of the seventeenth frame, but Frank Quinn (Boston) wasn't able to close things out, granting consecutive bases loaded walks to Roy Campanella and Wally Westlake, giving the Seals the 4-3 win.
- Howie Pollet (San Francisco) threw a one-hitter to win the title for the Seals in Game Seven.
- The first title for the Seals, and the first title for a team west of the Rockies.

Retirements
- Bob Elliott. Hard-hitting outfielder who has important part of very strong Giants teams. Eight All-Stars, and five Silver Sluggers, with 353 homers and a 151 OPS+. Titles in 1948 and 1950.
- Steve Gromek. 1949 and 1951 NL MOP. Ace for the Reds and Giants, leading the NL in wins four times. Only two All-Star games, but won a ring and WS MVP in 1950, his first year in New York. 218-180, 134 ERA+.
- Eddie Lopat. Braves and Reds ace who made five All-Star teams in a strong but short career. 168-142, with a 145 ERA+. Led NL once each in wins and ERA.
- Vern Stephens. Great two-way third baseman for Nashville, Houston, and the Athletics. 1947 NL and NLCS MVP. Six All-Stars and Silver Sluggers, but eleven Gold Gloves. 144 career OPS+ with 475 home runs.
- Vito Tamulis. Workhorse who was a reliable major league starter from 1934 to 1956. 307-232, and a 125 ERA+. Made two All-Star games as a stalwart for the Phillies.

Hall of Fame
FRANK GEORGE "NOODLES" HAHN
Starting Pitcher
Cincinnati Reds 1901-1912, Philadelphia Athletics 1913
4x NL MOP, 9x AS
212-109, 7 SV, 1.91 ERA, 2934.1 IP, 1599 K, 158 ERA+, 83.1 WAR

JOSEPH JEFFERSON "SHOELESS JOE" JACKSON
Outfielder
New Jersey Nationals 1908-1916, Pittsburgh Pirates 1917-1922, Philadelphia Quakers 1923-1925, Milwaukee Brewers 1926-1928, Chicago Cubs 1929-1930
11x AS, 11x SS
.318/.396/.461, 3280 H, 620 2B, 224 3B, 136 HR, 1312 RBI, 1349 BB, 405 SB, 162 OPS+, 67.0 WAR

LYNWOOD THOMAS "SCHOOLBOY" ROWE
Starting Pitcher
Cleveland Indians 1933-1934, New York Yankees 1935-1948, Montreal Expos 1949, Detroit Tigers 1949-1950, Philadelphia Phillies 1951, Baltimore Orioles 1952
AS
304-206, 2.41 ERA, 5096 IP, 1573 K, 124 ERA+, 116.2 WAR

WILLIAM HOWARD "BILL" TERRY
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New Jersey Nationals 1923-1927, Newark Bears 1928-1932, Chicago Cubs 1933, Kansas City Royals 1933-1934, Texas Rangers 1935-1940, St. Louis Browns 1941, Boston Red Sox 1942, Baltimore Orioles 1943
WS, 3x AS, 12x GG
.228/.313/.408, 2517 H, 529 2B, 56 3B, 448 HR, 1419 RBI, 1370 BB, 18 SB, 147 OPS+, 123.2 WAR

Draft
- Portland picked outfielder Bill Howerton with the first pick in the expansion draft.
- Jim Gentile went to Houston first overall in the regular draft.
- Roger Maris was Portland's pick at #2.
- The Giants picked Claude Osteen third.


Johnny Antonelli was the NL's MOP.


Eddie Mathews won NL MVP after moving from Minnesota to Atlanta.

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Changes
  • Rename team - The Portland Beavers change their mind, and call themselves the Portland Pioneers instead.
  • Suspend random 4*+ - Third baseman Al Rosen (NY Yankees) is suspended for the entire season.
  • 10 more fan interest - Cleveland fan interest is increased to 92.
Off-Season
- Hal Gregg moved to Boston in free agency.
- Ace Johnny Podgajny moved from the Blue Jays to the Cubs.
- Howie Pollet moved from San Francisco to St. Louis
- Ted Williams signed with the Baltimore Orioles.

American League East
Boston Red Sox (93-61)
Philadelphia Athletics (79-75)
Baltimore Orioles (78-76)
New York Yankees (72-82)
American League Central
Toronto Blue Jays (97-57)
Chicago White Sox (90-64)
Cleveland Indians (81-74)

Detroit Tigers (80-75)
Washington Senators (71-83)
American League West
Kansas City Royals (87-67)
Minnesota Twins (76-78)
Portland Pioneers (65-89)
California Angels (64-90)
Houston Astros (46-108)

AL MVP: Willie Mays (Baltimore)
AL CYA: Sandy Koufax (Chicago)
AL ROY: Roger Maris (Portland)
AL RMA: Hank Behrman (Kansas City)
AL MOY: Jimmy Welsh (Chicago)

National League East
Philadelphia Phillies (86-68)
Montreal Expos (76-78)
New York Giants (70-84)
Brooklyn Dodgers (60-94)
National League Central
Pittsburgh Pirates (87-68)
Cincinnati Reds (86-69)
Atlanta Braves (75-79)
Durham Bulls (64-90)
Louisville Colonels (59-95)
National League West
Chicago Cubs (92-62)
Milwaukee Brewers (89-65)
San Francisco Seals (89-65)

San Diego Padres (74-80)
St. Louis Cardinals (72-82)

NL MVP: Mickey Mantle (San Francisco) (3rd award, 2nd in NL)
NL MOP: Ray Herbert (San Francisco)
NL ROY: Gene Green (Milwaukee)
NL RMA: Don Kaiser (Pittsburgh)
NL MOY: Joe Kiefer (Philadelphia)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Willie Mays (Baltimore) .198, Mickey Mantle (San Francisco) .185
Home Runs: Willie Mays (Baltimore) 54, Mickey Mantle (San Francisco) 53
Runs Batted In: Willie Mays (Baltimore) 106, Duke Snider (Philadelphia) 100
Stolen Bases: Ken Boyer (Toronto) 25, Luis Aparicio (Philadelphia) 27
WAR: Willie Mays (Baltimore) 17.2, Eddie Mathews (Atlanta) 13.4

Wins: 4 AL Pitchers 19, Ray Herbert (San Francisco) 26
ERA: Ewell Blackwell (Chicago) 0.96, Camilo Pascual (Cincinnati) 1.01
Strikeouts: Herb Score (Minnesota) 245, Camilo Pascual (Cincinnati) 218
Saves: Hersh Freeman (Toronto) 47, Glenn Gardner (Milwaukee) 43
WAR: Ewell Blackwell (Chicago) 15.0, Camilo Pascual (Cincinnati) 15.1

Notes
- Cleveland defeated Detroit 2-1 to make the AL Wildcard game.
- Johnny Schmitz (Pittsburgh) threw a two-hit shutout to win the NL Central, a 1-0 Pirates win. Randy Jackson (Pittsburgh) hit a solo home run, Camilo Pascual's (Cincinnati) only mistake in the game.
- Ken Boyer, Jim King, Chet Nichols, and closer Hersh Freeman led the Blue Jays to the best record in baseball.
- Snider finished third in the NL in average, and second in homers, as he drove the Phillies to the top of the NL East.

Achievements & Milestones
- Roy Campanella (San Francisco), Rocky Colavito (Cubs), Gene Freese (White Sox), Pat Seerey (St. Louis), and Harry Anderson (Cleveland) all hit three home runs in a game.
- Herb Score (Minnesota) and Johnny Antonelli (Cubs) became the third and fourth men to strikeout at least 15 batters in a game. Score set a record by striking out sixteen across twelve innings against the Angels, while Antonelli struck out 15 Phillies. Noodles Hahn and David Price were the only previous pitchers to reach the mark.
- Don Mossi (Phillies), Don Liddle (Milwaukee), and Larry Jensen (Kansas City) threw perfect games. (NOTE: The list of no-hitters has now gotten so long that it won't even load them all in the in-game HTML window, and I have to open it in browser.)
- Bobby Thomson (NY Yankees, 33), Joe Adcock (Milwaukee, 29), and Mickey Mantle (San Francisco, 25) hit their 300th home runs.
- Eddie Robinson (California, 36) and Duke Snider (Phillies, 30) hit home run #400.
- Cal McLish (Kansas City, 31) and Victor Starffin (White Sox, 41) won their 200th games.
- Fred Hutchinson (Brooklyn, 38) and Harry Feldman (Toronto, 37) moved past 250 wins.
- Hersh Freeman (Toronto) set a record by saving 47 games.
- Ted Abernathy (Cleveland) appeared in 122 games, the most ever for a pitcher.

Wildcard Game
- Chicago defeated Cleveland, 5-2.
- San Francisco defeated Milwaukee, 1-0.
- Ray Herbert (San Francisco) threw a three-hitter, after Harvey Kuenn hit a first-inning homer.

Division Series
- Chicago defeated Toronto, 3 games to 2.
- Ewell Blackwell (Chicago) threw a shutout in Game Four to extend the series.
- Sandy Koufax (Chicago) won Games One and Five.
- Joe Cunningham (Toronto) drove in five runs.
- Kansas City defeated Boston, 3 games to 1.
- Dick Williams (Boston) hit two homers in Game Two, a 3-1 win for the Red Sox.
- In Game Three, Ted Kluszewski (Kansas City) hit a two-out homer in the ninth inning to keep the game alive for the Royals, then Eddie Kasko (Kansas City) won the game in the tenth, 2-1.
- Williams drove in five runs in the series.
- Larry Jansen (Kansas City) won Games One and Four.
- San Francisco defeated Chicago, 3 games to 0.
- Warren Spahn (San Francisco) threw a one-hitter in Game One, and Wally Westlake's three-run homer gave the Seals the win.
- Philadelphia defeated Pittsburgh, 3 games to 0.
- It took sixteen innings to end Game Two. Don Lenhardt (Philadelphia) drove in Luis Aparicio, to give the Phils a 3-2 win.
- Aparicio hit a walk-off homer to win the series, 2-1 for Philadelphia in Game Three.
- Hank Aaron (Pittsburgh) hit two home runs.

ALCS
- Chicago defeated Kansas City, 4 games to 1.
- Bobby Shantz was the MVP. The lefty was the winning pitcher in Games One and Five.
- Lou Boudreau (Chicago) hit two homers in the White Sox's 4-3 Game Five win.
- The White Sox last won the pennant in 1946.
NLCS
- Philadelphia defeated San Francisco, 4 games to 3.
- Mickey Mantle was the MVP despite being on the losing side. The Seals slugger had six hits and four home runs in the series.
- Marv Breuer (San Francisco) threw a one-hitter in Game Three, and Mickey Mantle hit a home run for a 1-0 Seals win.
- Mantle hit two more homers in Game Six, just enough for the Seals to win 4-3.
- Duke Snider (Philadelphia) drove in six runs in the series.
- Bob Buhl (Philadelphia) won Games One and Five.
- The first pennant for the Phillies since 1913. They lost to the White Sox in the World Series that year.

World Series
- Chicago defeated Philadelphia, 5 games to 3.
- Sandy Koufax was the MVP, pitching well for a no-decision in Game One, and winning Game Five.
- Don Lenhardt (Philadelphia) hit a walk-off grand slam home run in the bottom of the tenth inning of Game Four, to give the Phils a 7-3 win.
- Koufax pitched a dominating no-hitter in Game Five, allowing just two walks, and striking out eleven Phillies. Jim Busby (Chicago) hit a homer for a 1-0 win.
- Walt Moryn (Chicago) hit an RBI double in the top of the eleventh inning of Game Eight, setting the White Sox ahead 2-1, which would be the final score.
- 19-year-old Bob Aspromonte (Chicago) drove in four runs.
- Lou Sleater (Chicago) had two wins and a save out of the bullpen.
- Don Lenhardt drove in eight runs in the series.
- Chicago went from the Wildcard game to the world championship.
- The White Sox won their sixth World Series.

Retirements
- Roy Cullenbine. Patient hitter who led his league in walks nine times. Nine-time All-Star first baseman who won four Silver Sluggers and two rings. 172 career OPS+.
- Fred Hutchinson. 1952 NL MOP. Fine ace for Cleveland, Houston, and Brooklyn. 253-207, and 139 ERA+. ERA of 0.72 in 1952. Eight All-Star games.
- Ken Keltner. Excellent third baseman who won two rings with the Senators. Eight All-Stars, six Silver Sluggers, three Gold Gloves, and a 139 OPS+. 464 career homers.
- Snuffy Stirnweiss. Third baseman on Cardinals teams that won two titles. Three All-Star games, a Gold Glove, and a Silver Slugger. Led NL in triples four times and steals twice. 126 OPS+.
- Jim Tobin. 276-213 record with a 123 ERA+. Two Gold Gloves, three Silver Sluggers, and an All-Star game for workhorse.

Hall of Fame
LEON KESSLING "RED" AMES
Starting Pitcher
Boston Braves 1903-1916, Kansas City Athletics 1917-1918, New York Yankees 1919, Milwaukee Brewers 1920, Chicago White Sox 1921, Chicago Cubs 1921, New York Giants 1922-1923, Brooklyn Dodgers 1924, Cincinnati Reds 1925, New York Yankees 1926
NL MOP, WS, 5x AS
326-280, 18 SV, 2.88 ERA, 5677.1 IP, 3052 K, 116 ERA+, 110.7 WAR

NAPOLEON LAJOIE
Second Baseman
Philadelphia Athletics 1901-1908, New York Giants 1909-1915, Philadelphia Quakers 1916
4x AL MVP, 9x AS, GG, 5x SS
.347/.395/.490, 1998 H, 429 2B, 94 3B, 67 HR, 844 RBI, 341 BB, 311 SB, 166 OPS+, 78.2 WAR

JOHN ROBERT "JOHNNY" MIZE
First Baseman
Minnesota Twins 1936-1951, Milwaukee Brewers 1952, Baltimore Orioles 1953
WS, AL ROY, 7x AS, 5x SS
.231/.356/.515, 1855 H, 417 2B, 44 3B, 594 HR, 1474 RBI, 1549 BB, 34 SB, 187 OPS+, 99.0 WAR

CLARENCE DOUGLAS PICKREL
Relief Pitcher
Kansas City Royals 1933, Texas Rangers 1934, Chicago White Sox 1935-1948, Durham Bulls 1949, St. Louis Cardinals 1949, Boston Red Sox 1950-1951, Philadelphia Phillies 1952, Boston Braves 1952, Brooklyn Dodgers 1953
WS, 3x AL RMA, 13x AS
115-84, 466 SV, 1.72 ERA, 1725.2 IP, 679 K, 181 ERA+, 50.4 ERA

Draft
- The Astros chose pitcher Jim O'Toole with the first pick.
- Norm Cash went second overall to Louisville.
- Brooklyn picked Orlando Cepeda at #3.
- Durham picked catcher John Romano fourth.
- Frank Howard was the Angels' pick, fifth overall.
- Portland picked Bob Allison at six.
- The Yankees picked up Vada Pinson with the tenth pick.
- Felipe Alou went to Baltimore at fifteen.


Sandy Koufax was National League MOP.


Red Ames was elected to the Hall of Fame.
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@Jamee999, what you have learned that MLB expands to the Pacific Time Zone to the USA Starting in Los Angeles when the Dayton Angels moved out of Dayton and into Los Angeles in 1947 but what will happen next in 1958 and onward?

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- Move the Dodgers to Los Angeles from Brooklyn in 1958
- MLB Could Expand to More West Coast Major Cities like Honolulu, HI, Las Vegas, NV, Oakland, CA, Portland, OR, Salt Lake City, UT, San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA and/or Vancouver, BC in the 1960's in addition to getting the Dallas Rangers and the Denver Rockies back to the Bigs.
- Other Suggestions for Expansion and Relocation other than the West Coast Cities Mentioned above are Birmingham, AL, Buffalo, NY, Chattanooga, TN, Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Jacksonville, FL, Little Rock, AR, Louisville, KY, Miami, FL, Nashville, TN, Omaha, NE, Richmond, VA, Rochester, NY, San Juan, PR, Syracuse, NY
- And To Top It Off, I Want to see some Japanese Stars make their way to the MLB including Sadaharu Oh who will make his debut in 1959 and maybe be the All Time HR King.
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@Jamee999, what you have learned that MLB expands to the Pacific Time Zone to the USA Starting in Los Angeles when the Dayton Angels moved out of Dayton and into Los Angeles in 1947 but what will happen next in 1958 and onward?

Guesses

- Move the Dodgers to Los Angeles from Brooklyn in 1958
- MLB Could Expand to More West Coast Major Cities like Honolulu, HI, Las Vegas, NV, Oakland, CA, Portland, OR, Salt Lake City, UT, San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA and/or Vancouver, BC in the 1960's in addition to getting the Dallas Rangers and the Denver Rockies back to the Bigs.
- Other Suggestions for Expansion and Relocation other than the West Coast Cities Mentioned above are Birmingham, AL, Buffalo, NY, Chattanooga, TN, Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Jacksonville, FL, Little Rock, AR, Louisville, KY, Miami, FL, Nashville, TN, Omaha, NE, Richmond, VA, Rochester, NY, San Juan, PR, Syracuse, NY
- And To Top It Off, I Want to see some Japanese Stars make their way to the MLB including Sadaharu Oh who will make his debut in 1959 and maybe be the All Time HR King.
Do you realize that this exercise is called The Chaos List: A randomly changing alternate history of baseball? Please go to post #1 for a full explanation, it is interesting how he set this up. Of course some of the items listed only he understands/knows how they work and are implemented but that no problem he is in charge. Anyway, just wanted to let you know. It sounded like you thought he could/would change things at a whim.

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