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Old 11-14-2019, 05:56 PM   #1
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THE CHAOS LIST: A randomly changing alternate history of baseball

So this is going to be an OOTP historical replay, except that I made a list of 100 random changes that could happen to the world, and every year I'm going to randomly pick three and apply them. The full list of possible choices is attached to this post. Some of them are a bit abstract in the list, but I know what they mean, and I'll explain them if necessary. These could just affect a single player, or they could affect the entire history of baseball. If you have some fun ideas for things I could put on the board, feel free to make them. Let's see what happens!

Details:
- Starting in 1901, the first year of the American League. The World Series starts now as a 7 game series.
- There are three levels of minors (for now)
- The draft is on, advanced signing is off.
- Finances and rules auto-importing every year, but with modifications based on the random draw.
- OOTP development is on, not recalc
- History has been wiped, so only 20th and 21st century stats count.
- 140 game schedule for now.
- Pitchers can't win MVP
- The dynasty will move quickly. One season per post, like Lose And You Move
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Cool idea. Can't wait to see the changes to the game
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Changes
  • Release random prospect - Matty McIntyre, the #12 overall prospect, was released from the Philadelphia Athletics, and became a free agent. He signed with the Cardinals.
  • Add non MLer - Pete Hill, a Hall of Fame Negro League CF, was added as an 18-year-old outfielder. He signed with the Boston Americans (aka Red Sox).
  • Change SB success (lower) - Stolen bases will be less successful from now on.
American League
Boston Americans (80-60)
Baltimore Orioles (79-61)
Milwaukee Brewers (77-63)
Chicago White Sox (71-69)
Washington Senators (69-71)
Philadelphia Athletics (67-73)
Detroit Tigers (65-75)
Cleveland Blues (52-88)

AL MVP: Nap Lajoie (Philadelphia)
AL MOP: Cy Young (Boston)
AL ROY: Zaza Harvey (Chicago)

National League
Pittsburgh Pirates (96-44)
Cincinnati Reds (82-58)
Philadelphia Phillies (79-61)
St. Louis Cardinals (76-64)
New York Giants (66-74)
Brooklyn Superbas (62-78)
Boston Beaneaters (56-84)
Chicago Orphans (43-97)

NL MVP: Honus Wagner (Pittsburgh)
NL MOP: Rube Waddell (Pittsburgh)
NL ROY: Doc White (Philadelphia)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Nap Lajoie (Philadelphia) .412, Honus Wagner (Pittsburgh) .382
Home Runs: Nap Lajoie (Philadelphia) 26, Ginger Beaumont (Pittsburgh) 11
Runs Batted In: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) 127, Ed Delahanty (Philadelphia) 107
Stolen Bases: Zaza Harvey (Chicago) 67, Frank Chance (Chicago) 53
WAR: Nap Lajoie (Philadelphia) 11.7, Honus Wagner (Pittsburgh) 10.5

Wins: Cy Young (Boston) 24, Rube Waddell (Pittsburgh) 28
ERA: Roy Patterson (Chicago) 2.25, Noodles Hahn (Cincinnati) 1.62
Strikeouts: Ned Garvin (Milwaukee) 2.25, Rube Waddell (Pittsburgh) 242
WAR: Cy Young (Boston) 7.3, Rube Waddell (Pittsburgh) 11.7

Notes
- Lajoie was one RBI away from the Triple Crown.
- Rube Waddell was .08 ERA away from his Triple Crown.
- Nap Lajoie had six hits in a game against Cleveland.
- Roger Bresnahan (Baltimore) hit for the cycle against Milwaukee.
- Doc Newton (Cincinnati) threw a no-hitter against Boston.
- Honus Wagner had a 34-game hitting streak.
- Pete Hill (Boston) had a 32-game hitting streak.

World Series
- Pittsburgh defeated Boston, 4 games to 1.
- Honus Wagner was MVP. He went 9-22 with 8 RBI.
- Rube Waddell defeated Cy Young in Games One and Four.
- Deacon Phillippe defeated George Winter in Games Two and Five.
- Tommy Leach and Fred Clarke also batted better than .400 for the Pirates.

Off-Season
- The Orphans selected Addie Joss first overall.
- Johnny Evers went second to Cleveland.
- The Beaneaters chose Fred Glade third.
- Otto Hess was Brooklyn's pick at #4.
- Joe Tinker went to the Giants at six.
- The World Champion Pirates traded starting pitcher Deacon Phillippe to Brooklyn for Wee Willie Keeler. Both players are 29.


Nap Lajoie was AL MVP, and a .400 hitter.


Honus Wagner was NL and World Series MVP.

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Changes
  • Random expansion - I used the Census List of Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places in the US in 1900. I picked at random one city from the top 25, and one city in the top 100. The American League added the Providence Angels and the Duluth Dragons. The default expansion rules were used.
  • Change strategic tendency - Closer usage has been set to "sometimes".
  • Lengthen playoffs - The World Series will now be best of nine.
American League
Boston Americans (89-51)
Baltimore Orioles (88-52)
Detroit Tigers (82-58)
Milwaukee Brewers (80-60)
Philadelphia Athletics (78-62)
Chicago White Sox (75-65)
Washington Senators (75-65)
Cleveland Blues (70-70)
Duluth Dragons (33-107)
Providence Angels (30-110)

AL MVP: Nap Lajoie (Philadelphia) (2nd award)
AL MOP: Cy Young (Boston) (2nd award)
AL ROY: Johnny Evers (Cleveland)

National League
St. Louis Cardinals (89-52)
Pittsburgh Pirates (88-53)
Cincinnati Reds (84-56)
Philadelphia Phillies (81-59)
Brooklyn Superbas (69-71)
New York Giants (68-72)
Chicago Orphans (50-90)
Boston Beaneaters (32-108)

NL MVP: Honus Wagner (Pittsburgh) (2nd award)
NL MOP: Noodles Hahn (Cincinnati)
NL ROY: Joe Tinker (New York)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Nap Lajoie (Philadelphia) .406, Willie Keeler (Pittsburgh) .399
Home Runs: Buck Freeman (Boston) 15, Sam Crawford (Cincinnati) 14
Runs Batted In: Bill Keister (Baltimore) 119, Bobby Wallace (St. Louis) 92
Stolen Bases: Zaza Harvey (Chicago) 62, Joe Tinker (New York) 49
WAR: Nap Lajoie (Philadelphia) 10.9, Honus Wagner (Pittsburgh) 8.5

Wins: Harry Howell (Baltimore) 23, 4 NL Pitchers 23
ERA: Cy Young (Boston) 1.72, Noodles Hahn (Cincinnati) 1.37
Strikeouts: Bob Ewing (Detroit) 138, Noodles Hahn (Cincinnati) 185
Saves: George Cuppy (Boston) 29, Bob Dresser (New York) / Lave Winham (Pittsburgh) 31
WAR: Harry Howell (Baltimore) 6.6, Noodles Hahn (Cincinnati) 10.4

Notes
- The Cardinals required extra innings to defeat Pittsburgh in their one-game NL playoff.
- Cy Seymour (Baltimore) and Bill Coughlin (Washington) had six hit games.
- Ginger Beaumont (Pittsburgh) hit for the cycle.
- Noodles Hahn threw a no-hitter against the Beaneaters.
- Rube Waddell (Pittsburgh) made only 19 starts due to injury.
- Christy Mathewson (NY Giants) missed the whole year with a shoulder injury.
- The expansion teams were so inept that every other AL team finished at .500 or better.
- Boston's NL outfit struggled to only 32 wins.

World Series
- Boston defeated St. Louis, 5 games to 3.
- Pete Hill was MVP, going 12-33 with 2 RBI.
- Player-manager Jimmy Collins went 11-38 for the Americans.
- Fred Mitchell won two games for Boston, while Cy Young took the "W" in Game Eight.

Off-Season
- Duluth picked Charles "Chief" Bender at #1.
- Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown was Providence's selection at two.
- Red Ames went at three to the Beaneaters.
- Cy Falkenberg was picked by the Chicago Orphans fourth.
- Sully Hofman was the first position player taken, by Brooklyn at six.


Pete Hill was World Series MVP.


Noodles Hahn was the NL's Most Outstanding Pitcher.

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(Author's Note: In future, when I get an expansion from the list, I will expand at the end of that season, in order to give the teams immediate draft picks, and a better chance in their first season.)

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Changes
  • Change rotation size (larger) - The typical rotation size will be increased by one.
  • Change a fielding mod (larger) - First basemen will now have more range.
  • 3 less fan loyalty - Cleveland's fan loyalty was reduced from 7 to 4.
American League
Baltimore Orioles (96-44)
Milwaukee Brewers (89-51)
Boston Americans (85-55)
Detroit Tigers (83-57)
Chicago White Sox (79-61)
Philadelphia Athletics (72-68)
Washington Senators (72-68)
Cleveland Blues (63-77)
Providence Angels (39-101)
Duluth Dragons (22-118)

AL MVP: Nap Lajoie (Philadelphia) (3rd award)
AL MOP: Cy Young (Boston) (3rd award)
AL ROY: Jake Weimer (Milwaukee)

National League
St. Louis Cardinals (88-52)
Pittsburgh Pirates (87-53)
Cincinnati Reds (81-59)
New York Giants (79-61)
Philadelphia Phillies (76-64)
Brooklyn Superbas (63-77)
Chicago Orphans (45-95)
Boston Beaneaters (41-99)

NL MVP: Jesse Burkett (St. Louis)
NL MOP: Noodles Hahn (Cincinnati) (2nd award)
NL ROY: Charlie Babb (New York)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Nap Lajoie (Philadelphia) .367, Fred Clarke (Pittsburgh) .354
Home Runs: Buck Freeman (Boston) 13, Danny Green (Chicago) 10
Runs Batted In: Bill Keister (Baltimore) 102, Ed Delahanty (Philadelphia) 107
Stolen Bases: Pete Hill (Boston) 61, Sammy Strang (New York) 54
WAR: Pete Hill (Boston) 9.5, Bobby Wallace (St. Louis) 8.2

Wins: Cy Young (Boston) 25, George Mullin (St. Louis) 20
ERA: Andy Coakley (Chicago) 1.35, Jack Harper (St. Louis) 1.71
Strikeouts: Weldon Henley (Philadelphia) 164, Red Ames (Boston) 218
Saves: Rube Kisinger (Detroit) 30, Jim St. Vrain (Cincinnati) 34
WAR: Cy Young (Boston) 7.5, Noodles Hahn (Cincinnati) 10.4

Notes
- St. Louis beat the Reds on the last day of the season to secure their second straight pennant.
- Jesse Burkett was the NL MVP despite only playing 95 games. He hit .398, but did not bat enough times to qualify for the title.
- Duluth won even fewer games in year two than they had in year one.
- Dave Fultz (Athletics) and Topsy Hartsel (Chicago Orphans) both hit for the cycle.

World Series
- St. Louis defeated Baltimore, 5 games to 4.
- Emmet Heidrick was series MVP, going 18-38 with 8 RBI.
- The Orioles came back from 4-2 down to force a ninth game.
- George Mullin (St. Louis) threw a no-hitter in Game Six, which the Cardinals won 5-1.
- The Redbirds led the deciding game 12-5 after four innings, and won 15-10.
- Bobby Wallace went 15-43, but NL MVP Jesse Burkett batted only .220.

Off-Season
- Duluth picked Ed Walsh first.
- Frank Smith went second to Providence.
- Art Devlin was Boston's choice at three.
- Sherry Magee went to Chicago at four.
- Miller Huggins was Cleveland's pick at #6.


Cy Young won his third straight AL Outstanding Pitcher award. They should name it after him...


George Mullin threw a no-hitter in the World Series.
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Changes
  • Release random 4*+ - NY Giants 3B George Davis was made a free agent. He had been worth 8.6, 5.3 and 5.9 WAR in the first three seasons. He signed with the Phillies.
  • Change SB success (lower) - Stolen bases are even less likely to succeed than before.
  • Random playoff rule - World Series format changed to 4 home, 4 away, 1 home.
American League
Milwaukee Brewers (91-50)
Boston Americans (90-51)
Chicago White Sox (84-56)
Baltimore Orioles (75-65)
Philadelphia Athletics (73-67)
Washington Senators (72-68)
Detroit Tigers (65-75)
Cleveland Blues (60-80)
Duluth Dragons (54-86)
Providence Angels (37-103)

AL MVP: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore)
AL MOP: Jake Weimer (Milwaukee)
AL ROY: Beany Jacobson (Washington)

National League
Pittsburgh Pirates (89-51)
St. Louis Cardinals (84-56)
Philadelphia Phillies (75-65)
Cincinnati Reds (73-67)
Brooklyn Superbas (69-71)
New York Giants (61-79)
Boston Beaneaters (58-82)
Chicago Orphans (51-89)

NL MVP: Sam Crawford (Cincinnati)
NL MOP: Noodles Hahn (Cincinnati) (3rd award)
NL ROY: Hooks Wiltse (Brooklyn)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) .351, Emmet Heidrick (St. Louis) .333
Home Runs: Buck Freeman (Boston) 12, Ed Delahanty (Philadelphia) 10
Runs Batted In: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) 104, Ed Delahanty (Philadelphia) / Sherry Magee (Chicago) 81
Stolen Bases: Zaza Harvey (Chicago) / Sam Hill (Boston) 56, Art Devlin (Boston) 50
WAR: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) 10.6, Emmet Heidrick (St. Louis) 7.8

Wins: Andy Coakley (Chicago) / Jake Weimer (Milwaukee) / Barney Wolfe (Chicago) 21, Noodles Hahn (Cincinnati) / Hooks Wiltse (Brooklyn) 24
ERA: Joe Corbett (Milwaukee) 1.23, Noodles Hahn (Cincinnati) 1.62
Strikeouts: Jake Weimer (Milwaukee) 182, Hook Wiltse (Brooklyn) 226
Saves: Chick Robitaille (Chicago) 30, Walter Clarkson (Pittsburgh) 36
WAR: Charles Bender (Duluth) 7.1, Hook Wiltse (Brooklyn) 9.1

Notes
- Milwaukee won the American League playoff 6-1.
- Jimmy Williams was one home run away from the Triple Crown.
- Starters Ed Walsh and Charles Bender led Duluth to respectability.
- Cy Young (Boston) made only nine starts, due to injury.
- George Davis (Phillies) was a 7.1 WAR player after switching teams.
- Noodles Hahn struck out 15 Pirates on April 29th.
- Ed Delahanty hit for the cycle against Chicago.
- Howie Camnitz (Athletics) and Rube Waddell (Pittsburgh) each threw no-hitters.

World Series
- Milwaukee defeats Pittsburgh, 5 games to 3.
- Bill Friel was the MVP. He went 12-32 with 5 RBI.
- Pittsburgh had a 3-2 lead, but lost the final three games.
- Hugh Duffy (Milwaukee) went 10-30.
- Pink Hawley (Milwaukee) won three games in relief.

Off-Season
- Providence chose Ty Cobb with the first pick in the draft.
- Orval Overall went second to the Chicago Orphans.
- Duluth picked Irv Young third.
- Jimmy Dygert was the Boston Beaneater's choice at #4.
- Cleveland opted for Eddie Cicotte at five.


Jimmy Williams was the American League MVP.


Rube Waddell led the Pirates to the pennant.
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Changes
  • Release random ranked - LF Jimmy Sheckard (Brooklyn), the #7 ranked position player was released. He signed with the Tigers.
  • Foreign players limit - Teams are only allowed 12 non-American players. (This is trivial now, but could be important in the future.)
  • Change spring training (shorter) - Spring training is reduced from five weeks to three weeks.
American League
Boston Americans (100-40)
Baltimore Orioles (79-61)
Milwaukee Brewers (79-61)
Detroit Tigers (78-62)
Chicago White Sox (77-63)
Washington Senators (72-68)
Cleveland Blues (62-78)
Philadelphia Athletics (53-87)
Providence Angels (51-89)
Duluth Dragons (49-91)

AL MVP: Pete Hill (Boston)
AL MOP: Cy Young (Boston) (4th award)
AL ROY: Jay Clarke (Detroit)

National League
St. Louis Cardinals (88-52)
Pittsburgh Pirates (84-56)
Cincinnati Reds (81-59)
Philadelphia Phillies (75-65)
New York Giants (65-75)
Chicago Orphans (63-77)
Brooklyn Superbas (57-83)
Boston Beaneaters (47-93)

NL MVP: Jesse Burkett (St. Louis) (2nd award)
NL MOP: Christy Mathewson (New York)
NL ROY: Ed Reulbach (St. Louis)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) .318, Jesse Burkett (St. Louis) .379
Home Runs: Socks Seybold (Philadelphia) 9, Charlie Hickman (New York) 8
Runs Batted In: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) 88, Scoops Carey (St. Louis) 84
Stolen Bases: Pete Hill (Boston) 71, Frank Chance (Chicago) 59
WAR: Pete Hill (Boston) 10.5, Honus Wagner (Pittsburgh) 10.3

Wins: Cy Young (Boston) 24, Noodles Hahn (Cincinnati) 23
ERA: Carl Lundgren (Milwaukee) 1.56, Ed Reulbach (St. Louis) 1.58
Strikeouts: Jake Weimer (Milwaukee) 151, Red Ames (Boston) 215
Saves: Ed Kinsella (Washington) 26, King Brady (St. Louis) / Jim St. Vrain (Cincinnati) 31
WAR: Cy Young (Boston) 6.0, Christy Mathewson (New York) 9.5

Notes
- Boston became the first team to win 100 games, as they won their third pennant.
- Washington traded starter Chappie McFarland to Baltimore for outfielder Bill Keister.
- Rookie Ty Cobb (Providence) played only 62 games because of injuries.
- Jake Beckley (Cincinnati) had six hits in a game against Pittsburgh.
- Harry Davis (Athletics) hit for the cycle against Providence.
- Jimmy Sheckard (Detroit) was worth 4.6 WAR in his first year after leaving Brooklyn.

World Series
- Boston defeated St. Louis, 5 games to 2.
- Pete Hill was the MVP, just like in 1902. He went 10-34 with 5 RBI.
- This was a rematch of the 1902 World Series, and Boston won their second title.
- St. Louis won the first two games, but then lost five on the bounce.
- Jimmy Collins (Boston) went 9-27.
- Cy Young and Ed Killian each won a pair of games.

Off-Season
- The Beaneaters picked Eddie Collins with the first pick.
- Babe Adams went second to Duluth.
- Ed Karger was the #3 pick for Providence.
- OOTP Forum favorite Bill Carrigan was the eleventh selection for the White Sox.
- St. Louis traded Matty McIntyre to Milwaukee for pitcher Ned Garvin and catcher Gabby Street.


Jesse Burkett had a 37-game hitting streak as he won his second NL MVP.


Christy Mathewson was the NL's Most Outstanding Pitcher.
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Changes
  • Remove minor league - The Single-A league was deleted.
  • 10 more fan interest - Detroit fan interest was raised from 65 to 75.
  • Boost random prospect - Cleveland SS Andy Sullivan had his potential ratings boosted, going from a 1.5 star prospect to a 3.5 star prospect.
American League
Boston Americans (92-48)
Milwaukee Brewers (83-57)
Detroit Tigers (79-61)
Chicago White Sox (76-64)
Cleveland Blues (75-65)
Philadelphia Athletics (75-65)
Baltimore Orioles (67-73)
Providence Angels (61-79)
Duluth Dragons (47-93)
Washington Senators (45-95)

AL MVP: Nap Lajoie (Philadelphia) (4th award)
AL MOP: Bill Hogg (Detroit)
AL ROY: Fred Beebe (Cleveland)

National League
Pittsburgh Pirates (85-56)
Chicago Orphans (84-57)
Cincinnati Reds (74-66)
Philadelphia Phillies (71-69)
Brooklyn Superbas (70-70)
Boston Beaneaters (68-72)
St. Louis Cardinals (65-75)
New York Giants (44-96)

NL MVP: Honus Wagner (Pittsburgh) (3rd award)
NL MOP: Noodles Hahn (Cincinnati) (4th award)
NL ROY: Harry Armbruster (Chicago)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Nap Lajoie (Philadelphia) .341, Elmer Flick (Philadelphia) .335
Home Runs: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) 10, Tommy Leach (Pittsburgh) 10
Runs Batted In: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) 99, Sam Crawford (Cincinnati) 86
Stolen Bases: Pete Hill (Boston) 63, Frank Chance (Chicago) 60
WAR: Pete Hill (Boston) 10.0, Honus Wagner (Pittsburgh) 10.2

Wins: Bill Hogg (Detroit) 26, Noodles Hahn (Cincinnati) / Orval Overall (Chicago) 20
ERA: Bill Hogg (Detroit) 1.50, Noodles Hahn (Cincinnati) 1.66
Strikeouts: Charles Bender (Duluth) 182, Red Ames (Boston) 198
Saves: Rube Kisinger (Detroit) 32, Jim St. Vrain (Chicago) 24
WAR: Charles Bender (Duluth) 6.6, Red Ames (Boston) 7.3

Notes
- Pittsburgh beat Chicago 1-0 in the NL playoff, with Jesse Tannehill throwing a complete game two-hitter.
- The Pirates and Cardinals have alternated the first six titles.
- Nap Lajoie became the first hitter to 1,000 career hits.
- Jimmy Sheckard (Detroit) led the AL in OPS in his second season in the circuit.
- Pete Hill led the AL in steals for the fourth straight year.

World Series
- Boston defeated Pittsburgh, 5 games to 4.
- Claude Ritchey (Pittsburgh) was MVP, batting 15-32 with 4 RBI.
- Boston own Games One, Two, Seven, Eight, and Nine.
- Pete Hill went 10-32 with 5 RBI.
- Joe Yeager won two games for the Americans.
- Otto Hess out-dueled Jack Chesbro in Game Nine.
- Boston's third title, and second in a row.

Off-Season
- The Giants selected Tris Speaker with the first selection.
- Washington naturally chose Walter Johnson next.
- Heinie Zimmerman went third to Duluth.
- Providence picked Larry Doyle #4.
- Nap Rucker was the fifth pick for the Cardinals.
- The Phillies traded 3B George Davis to Detroit for pitcher Bob Ewing and prospect Allie Strobel.


Claude Ritchey was the World Series MVP despite being on the losing side.


Otto Hess was the winning pitcher in Game Nine of the World Series for Boston.

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Changes
  • Release random 4*+ - Cleveland 3B Bill Bradley becomes a free agent, but elects to re-sign with the Blues.
  • Change triples (fewer) - Triples will be 30% lower than otherwise.
  • Random expansion - I used the Census List of Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places in the US in 1910. I picked at random one city from the top 25, and one city in the top 100. Before the 1908 season, the National League will add the Louisville Colonels and the New Jersey Nationals (based in Passaic).
American League
Boston Americans (92-48)
Milwaukee Brewers (90-50)
Cleveland Blues (81-59)
Chicago White Sox (70-70)
Philadelphia Athletics (69-71)
Baltimore Orioles (66-74)
Washington Senators (60-80)
Detroit Tigers (58-82)
Duluth Dragons (58-82)
Providence Angels (56-84)

AL MVP: Pete Hill (Boston) (2nd award)
AL MOP: Fred Beebe (Cleveland)
AL ROY: Walter Johnson (Washington)

National League
Cincinnati Reds (81-59)
Philadelphia Phillies (76-64)
Pittsburgh Pirates (76-64)
St. Louis Cardinals (71-69)
Boston Beaneaters (66-74)
Chicago Orphans (66-74)
Brooklyn Superbas (65-75)
New York Giants (59-81)

NL MVP: Joe Tinker (New York)
NL MOP: Red Ames (Boston)
NL ROY: Tris Speaker (New York)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Nap Lajoie (Philadelphia) .341, Ginger Beaumont (Pittsburgh) .323
Home Runs: Buck Freeman (Boston) / Socks Seybold (Philadelphia) 8, Harry Lumley (Pittsburgh) / Frank Schulte (Cincinnati) 6
Runs Batted In: Jimmy Collins (Boston) 83, Harry Lumley (Pittsburgh) 67
Stolen Bases: Pete Hill (Boston) 66, Art Devlin (Boston) 53
WAR: Pete Hill (Boston) 11.6, Joe Tinker (New York) 8.4

Wins: Eddie Plank (Chicago) 23, Jack Coombs (New York) / Doc White (Philadelphia) 18
ERA: Fred Beebe (Cleveland) 1.53, Red Ames (Boston) 1.64
Strikeouts: Walter Johnson (Washington) 172, Christy Mathewson (New York) 185
Saves: Joe Harris (Milwaukee) 31, King Brady (St. Louis) 30
WAR: Walter Johnson (Washington) 8.5, Christy Mathewson (New York) 10.1

Notes
- Boston won and Milwaukee lost on the last day of the season, securing the Americans' fourth straight pennant.
- Pete Hill's 11.6 WAR set a new single-season record.
- Nap Lajoie had a 10 WAR season, batting .341/.387/.468.
- Teenaged rookie Walter Johnson emerged as a rising star.
- 38-year-old Jesse Burkett (St. Louis) led the NL in OPS.
- Jimmy Sebring (St. Louis) and Kid Nance (Detroit) each had a six-hit game.
- Cy Young (Boston) retired after appearing in only two games. He went 111-35 with a 2.03 ERA in the American League, winning four Outstanding Pitcher Awards and four World Series. The AL chose to name its pitching award after him.
- Deacon Phillippe (Brooklyn) retired following injury issues. He won 20 games and the World Series for Pittsburgh in 1901, before being traded to the Dodgers. He retired with a 69-82 career record, and a 2.87 ERA.

World Series
- Boston defeated Cincinnati, 5 games to 4.
- Chick Stahl was series MVP, going 10-37 with 4 RBI.
- George Winter won Games One and Nine for the Americans. Joe Yeager also won two games for Boston.
- Ace Noodles Hahn took three losses for the Reds.
- Boston's shortstop Freddy Parent and first baseman Buck Freeman missed the series through injury, as did Cincinnati outfielder Sam Crawford.
- Boston's fourth title, and third straight.

Off-Season
- In the expansion draft, Louisville selects Boston starter George Winter, while New Jersey acquires Pittsburgh fireballer Rube Waddell.
- New Jersey took Joe Jackson with the first pick in the regular draft.
- Frank Baker went second to Louisville.
- Providence selected Harry Krause at #3.
- Duluth used the fourth choice on Smokey Joe Wood.
- The Giants picked Gavvy Cravath with the sixth pick.
- Hippo Vaughn went seventh to the Senators.
- Baltimore picked Rube Marquard ninth.


Joe Tinker won the National League MVP, but the Giants finished in last place.


Chick Stahl was the World Series MVP.
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  • Random playoff rule - Division series will be seven games long.
  • Change HOF setting - Players will now be eligible for the Hall of Fame three years after retirement. (When the Hall is enabled)
American League East
Boston Americans (81-59)
Baltimore Orioles (75-65)
Providence Angels (72-68)
Philadelphia Athletics (67-73)
Washington Senators (56-84)

American League West
Cleveland Blues (80-60)
Chicago White Sox (78-62)
Milwaukee Brewers (77-63)
Detroit Tigers (61-79)
Duluth Dragons (53-87)

AL MVP: Pete Hill (Boston) (3rd award)
AL CYA: Otto Hess (Boston)
AL ROY: Donie Bush (Cleveland)

National League East
Brooklyn Superbas (84-56)
New York Giants (82-58)
Boston Beaneaters (73-67)
Philadelphia Phillies (73-67)
New Jersey Nationals (27-113)

National League West
Pittsburgh Pirates (90-50)
Chicago Orphans (80-60)
Cincinnati Reds (80-60)
St. Louis Cardinals (73-67)
Louisville Colonels (38-102)

NL MVP: Tris Speaker (New York)
NL MOP: Christy Mathewson (New York) (2nd award)
NL ROY: Frank Baker (Louisville)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Nap Lajoie (Philadelphia) .331, Charlie Hickman (New York) .327
Home Runs: Pop Foster (Washington) 8, Frank Schulte (Cincinnati)
Runs Batted In: Jake Stahl (Baltimore) 83, Johnny Bates (Brooklyn) 81
Stolen Bases: Pete Hill (Boston) 73, Dode Paskert (Philadelphia) 62
WAR: Pete Hill (Boston) 11.3, Tris Speaker (New York) 9.0

Wins: Otto Hess (Boston) 24, Cy Falkenberg (Chicago) 24
ERA: Otto Hess (Boston) 1.01, Bill Donovan (Brooklyn) 1.37
Strikeouts: Harry Krause (Providence) 226, Cy Falkenberg (Chicago) 176
Saves: Chick Brandom (Baltimore) 31, Fred Applegate (Pittsburgh) / Charlie Rhodes (Cincinnati) 27
WAR: Harry Krause (Providence) 8.1, Christy Mathewson (New York) 8.3

Notes
- Run-scoring dropped even further, as we are now in the heart of the deadball era.
- Expansion teams struggled again, with lowly New Jersey having a particularly terrible time.
- Pete Hill's 73 stolen bases were a new record.
- Otto Hess's 1.01 ERA was the lowest ever, and he became the first man to throw 12 shutouts in a season.
- Rookie Harry Krause was the only man to strike out more than 180 hitters.
- Five pitchers threw no-hitters: Walter Johnson (Washington), Cy Morgan (New York), Bill Donovan (Brooklyn), Jake Weimer (Milwaukee), Casey Patten (White Sox).
- Ginger Beaumont (Pittsburgh) had a record 40-game hitting streak.

ALCS
- Boston defeated Cleveland, 4 games to 1.
- Ace Otto Hess was series MVP, winning two games, and allowing only two runs in sixteen innings of work.
- Boston won their sixth pennant, and the fourth in a row.
NLCS
- Pittsburgh defeated Brooklyn, 4 games to 3.
- Harry Lumley was the MVP, batting 11-30.
- Honus Wagner (Pittsburgh) went 9-28 with 4 RBI.
- Brooklyn won Game Five in sixteen innings.
- Buttons Briggs threw a complete game shutout in Game Seven to seal the series for the Pirates, and send them to their fourth World Series.

World Series
- Boston defeated Pittsburgh, 5 games to 3.
- Freddy Parent was World Series MVP. He batted 11-31, and drove home six runs.
- Otto Hess and Irv Young each took home a pair of victories for the Americans.
- Honus Wagner struggled, only going 6-30, with no RBI. Ginger Beaumont hit just .107 in the series for the Bucs, but he did knock in four scores.
- Boston has now won four consecutive titles, and five in total.

Off-Season
- New Jersey chose starter Russ Ford with the first pick.
- Louisville chose Zack Wheat at #2.
- Duluth opted for a catcher, John Myers, at three.
- Ray Collins went fourth to Washington.
- The Athletics chose Harry Hooper sixth.


Ginger Beaumont hit safely in 40 straight regular season games, but he and his Pirates came up short in the Fall Classic.


Freddy Parent of Boston was the World Series MVP.

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Changes
  • Change age 4*+ (higher) - Russ Ford's age was increased from 25 to 34. This is pretty brutal luck for New Jersey, who are terrible, and just picked Ford first overall.
  • 4-team expansion - We're expanding quickly! Following the season, the New York Yankees will be added to the AL East, the St. Louis Browns join the AL West, the Buffalo Bisons will be added to the NL East, and the Kansas City Packers will be added to the NL West.
  • Swap two team best - Nap Lajoie (Philadelphia Athletics) and Christy Mathewson (New York Giants) were traded for each other. Lajoie is probably a better player than Mathewson, but he is 34, while "Big Six" is only 28.
American League East
Philadelphia Athletics (79-61)
Boston Americans (76-64)
Providence Angels (75-65)
Baltimore Orioles (73-67)
Washington Senators (65-75)
American League West
Chicago White Sox (86-54)
Milwaukee Brewers (76-64)
Cleveland Blues (63-77)
Detroit Tigers (54-86)
Duluth Dragons (53-87)

AL MVP: Pete Hill (Boston) (4th award)
AL CYA: Eddie Plank (Chicago)
AL ROY: Fred Beck (Providence)

National League East
Brooklyn Superbas (93-47)
Boston Beaneaters (78-62)
New York Giants (77-63)
Philadelphia Phillies (76-64)
New Jersey Nationals (30-110)
National League West
Cincinnati Reds (87-53)
Pittsburgh Pirates (86-54)
St. Louis Cardinals (70-70)
Chicago Orphans (69-71)
Louisville Colonels (34-106)

NL MVP: Honus Wagner (Pittsburgh) (4th award)
NL MOP: Togie Pittinger (Brooklyn)
NL ROY: Zack Wheat (Louisville)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Ty Cobb (Providence) .335, Eddie Collins (Boston) .338
Home Runs: John Anderson (Milwaukee) 9, Harry Lumley (Pittsburgh) 9
Runs Batted In: John Anderson (Milwaukee) 83, Harry Lumley (Pittsburgh) 90
Stolen Bases: Ty Cobb (Providence) 71, Joe Birmingham (Pittsburgh) 62
WAR: Pete Hill (Boston) 11.1, Honus Wagner (Pittsburgh) 11.1

Wins: Eddie Plank (Chicago) 20, Jack Chesbro (Pittsburgh) 27
ERA: Casey Patten (Chicago) 1.41, Togie Pittinger (Brooklyn) 1.69
Strikeouts: Fred Beebe (Cleveland) 196, Willie Mitchell (St. Louis) 162
Saves: Joe Harris (Milwaukee) 26, Jim Buchanan (Philadelphia) / Ed Kusel (Brooklyn) 31
WAR: Christy Mathewson (Philadelphia) 8.0, Noodles Hahn (Cincinnati) 8.0

Notes
- Boston missed out on the postseason for the first time in five years, as new acquisition Christy Mathewson led the Athletics to the division title.
- The White Sox's twin aces of Eddie Plank and Casey Patten let them win the West.
- Nap Lajoie (New York) had a bad first year in the NL; he played in only 47 games due to injury, the Giants' crosstown rivals in Brooklyn had the best record in baseball, and his old team won their division after trading him.
- The Reds ran off an amazing 18-game winning streak in September, to comeback from being seven games back at the start of the month to overhaul the Pirates.
- Jack Chesbro's 27 wins were the most since Rube Waddell won 28 for the Pirates in 1901.
- Zaza Harvey (Chicago WS) hit for the cycle against Duluth.
- Joe Wood (Duluth) and Nick Maddox (White Sox) both threw no-hitters.
- Ty Cobb had a 31-game hitting streak.

ALCS
- Philadelphia defeated Cleveland, 4 games to 1.
- Christy Mathewson won MVP, as he allowed just one run in his two victories.
- The Athletics won their first pennant.
- Ward Miller (Chicago) cracked a walk-off tenth-inning single to win Game Two.
NLCS
- Brooklyn defeated Cincinnati, 4 games to 2.
- Solly Hofman was MVP, as he went 8-21.
- Brooklyn won their first pennant.
- Hooks Wiltse (Brooklyn) allowed just one run in sixteen innings of work.
- Noodles Hahn threw ten scoreless innings for the Reds.

World Series
- Philadelphia defeated Brooklyn, 5 games to 4.
- Bill Coughlin (Brooklyn) was the MVP despite losing, as he batted a ferocious 18-37 with 7 RBI. His teammates Solly Hofman and Lefty Davis also batted better than .400 and drove in seven men.
- Pinch hitter Danny Moeller (Brooklyn) hit a walk-off single to win Game Five.
- Philadelphia won the last three games in the series, as Brooklyn blew a 4-2 lead.
- Christy Mathewson won Game Four, and then was the winning pitcher in Game Nine, throwing five scoreless frames. Pitching as a starter and in relief, he allowed four earned runs in 20.1 World Series innings.
- Philadelphia's first World Series win.

Off-Season
- The Yankees picked Jesse Tannehill (Pittsburgh) with the first pick in the expansion draft. Catcher Harry Bemis (Pittsburgh) went second to Kansas City, Buffalo picked Erve Beck (Cleveland), and the Browns chose Del Howard (Boston Americans). Each existing team was only allowed to protect 13 players (rather than 15) in an attempt to help the expansion teams compete.
- The Browns picked CF Max Carey with the first pick in the regular draft.
- Roger Peckinpaugh went second to Buffalo.
- The Packers chose pitcher Dick Rudolph at three.
- Outfielder Doc Miller was the Yankees' first selection.
- Lefty Tyler went fifth to New Jersey.
- New Jersey traded (prematurely aged) ace Russ Ford to the Americans for shortstop Tony Smith and pitching prospect Marty O'Toole.


Eddie Plank won the Al Cy Young Award, as the White Sox took their division.


Trading for Christy Mathewson paid off for the Athletics, who won the World Series.

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  • Adjust divisions - Buffalo will play in the NL West, and Pittsburgh will play in the NL East.
  • Fire manager - Washington manager Jason Rogers was relieved of his duties.
  • Change trade settings - AI Trading preference changed to "Heavily Favor Veterans"
American League East
Washington Senators (87-53)
Baltimore Orioles (84-56)
Boston Americans (82-58)
Philadelphia Athletics (82-58)
Providence Angels (76-64)
New York Yankees (36-104)
American League West
Milwaukee Brewers (83-57)
Chicago White Sox (81-59)
Cleveland Blues (69-71)
Duluth Dragons (64-76)
Detroit Tigers (62-78)
St. Louis Browns (34-106)

AL MVP: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) (2nd award)
AL CYA: Walter Johnson (Washington)
AL ROY: Frank Lange (Washington)

National League East
Pittsburgh Pirates (100-40)
Boston Beaneaters (92-48)
Brooklyn Superbas (88-52)
New York Giants (88-52)
Philadelphia Phillies (79-61)
New Jersey Nationals (44-96)
National League West
Chicago Orphans (88-52)
Cincinnati Reds (77-63)
St. Louis Cardinals (51-89)
Kansas City Packers (48-92)
Louisville Colonels (48-92)
Buffalo Bisons (37-103)

NL MVP: Honus Wagner (Pittsburgh) (5th award)
NL MOP: Hook Wiltse (Brooklyn)
NL ROY: Ray Caldwell (Philadelphia)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) .359, Eddie Collins (Boston) .358
Home Runs: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) 12, John Kane (Cincinnati) 16
Runs Batted In: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) 108, Ed Konetchy (Brooklyn) 103
Stolen Bases: Donie Bush (Cleveland) 76, Eddie Collins (Boston) / Sherry Magee (Chicago) 69
WAR: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) 8.8, Honus Wagner (Pittsburgh) 8.9

Wins: Ray Collins (Washington) / Ed Karger (Providence) 20, Hooks Wiltse (Brooklyn) 26
ERA: Frank Lange (Washington) 1.86, Hooks Wiltse (Brooklyn) 1.52
Strikeouts: Harry Krause (Providence) 185, Bill Donovan (Brooklyn) 172
Saves: Louis Drucke (Boston) 28, Connie McGeehan (Pittsburgh) 34
WAR: Walter Johnson (Washington) 7.5, Ed Summers (St. Louis) 7.1

Notes
- Washington held off a series of challenges to win the AL East, with a deadly trio of pitchers in Johnson, Collins, and Lange.
- The Brewers made the postseason for the first time, with veterans John Anderson and Matty McIntyre leading the way.
- Pittsburgh became the first NL team to win 100 games. Boston could feel hard done by, as if the Pirates hadn't switched divisions, the Beaneaters would have likely won the NL East.
- The Chicago Orphans took advantage of a division with four very weak teams, as only Cincinnati was even close to them.
- Jimmy Williams became the first Triple Crown winner.
- Fred Snodgrass (Athletics) also had a great year, hitting .323 with 27 doubles and a .440 OBP.
- Eddie Collins stole 69 bases, but was caught 66 times!
- Jake Daubert (Louisville) and Jimmy Williams both hit for the cycle.
- Hook Wiltse (Brooklyn) and Red Ames (Braves) both threw no-hitters against the Packers.
- John McGraw (Baltimore) became the first man to score 1000 runs. He also set a single-season record with a .490 OBP.
- Donie Bush's 76 steals were a new record.
- Noodles Hahn (Cincinnati) became the first pitcher to hurl 50 career shutouts.
- Detroit traded 1906 AL MOP Bill Hogg to the Phillies for outfielder Al Burch.

ALCS
- Washington defeated Milwaukee, 4 games to 1.
- Walter Johnson threw shutouts for the Sens in Game One and Five, and was the series MVP.
- Red Murray (Milwaukee) hit a walk-off single in the 13th inning of Game Four.
- Washington won the pennant for the first time.
NLCS
- Pittsburgh defeated Chicago, 4 games to 2.
- Harry Lumley was the MVP, going 13-25 with an impressive 11 RBI.
- Ginger Beaumont (Pittsburgh) also went 13-25.
- Buttons Briggs picked up the win in Games One, Four, and Six.
- Jim Doyle (Chicago) hit a series-extending two-run walk-off homer in Game Five.
- 20-year-old Stuffy McInnis hit a series-winning walk-off sacrifice fly for the Pirates, after Tommy Leach had tripled.

World Series
- Pittsburgh defeated Washington, 5 games to 2.
- Harry Lumley was series MVP for the second straight round, going 11-26 with four men driven in.
- Ginger Beaumont (Pittsburgh) went 10-28.
- Pittsburgh won the first four games of the series, all at home.
- John Farrell (Washington) hit a walk-off homer in Game Five.
- The Pirates won their second ring, having won in 1901.

Off-Season
- The Browns picked catcher Steve O'Neill with the first overall pick.
- The Yankees chose Grover Cleveland Alexander second.
- Another catcher, Hank Severeid was the third choice for Buffalo.
- The Cardinals used the #7 pick on Claude Hendrix.


Walter Johnson won the AL Cy Young Award and ALCS MVP, but his Senators came up short in the World Series.


Hooks Wiltse was the National League's Most Outstanding Pitcher.

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  • DEALER'S CHOICE - I "fixed" the names of the teams like the Superbas, Beaneaters, and Orphans, changing to their more modern names.
  • Remove divisions - Each league will now have one 12-team division, though the championship series will remain.
  • 2-team relocation - The Duluth Dragons move to Minneapolis, becoming the Minnesota Twins. The New Jersey Nationals move south from Passiac to Newark.
American League
Washington Senators (92-48)
Boston Red Sox (85-55)

Providence Angels (81-59)
Cleveland Indians (78-62)
Baltimore Orioles (77-63)
Chicago White Sox (77-63)
Detroit Tigers (70-70)
Milwaukee Brewers (69-71)
Philadelphia Athletics (63-77)
Minnesota Twins (60-80)
New York Yankees (50-90)
St. Louis Browns (38-102)

AL MVP: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) (3rd award)
AL CYA: Harry Krause (Providence)
AL ROY: Vic Saier (Baltimore)

National League
Boston Braves (91-49)
Philadelphia Phillies (88-52)

Cincinnati Reds (87-53)
Brooklyn Dodgers (83-57)
New York Giants (78-62)
Pittsburgh Pirates (76-64)
Chicago Cubs (66-74)
Louisville Colonels (63-77)
St. Louis Cardinals (58-82)
New Jersey Nationals (56-84)
Buffalo Bisons (49-91)
Kansas City Packers (45-95)

NL MVP: Eddie Collins (Boston)
NL MOP: Hooks Wiltse (Brooklyn) (2nd award)
NL ROY: Ivey Wingo (Boston)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) .401, Joe Jackson (New Jersey) .383
Home Runs: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) 15, Frank Schulte (Cincinnati) 16
Runs Batted In: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) 136, Ted Easterly (Boston) 111
Stolen Bases: Donie Bush (Cleveland) 91, Eddie Collins (Boston) 77
WAR: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) 9.5, Ginger Beaumont (Pittsburgh) 8.0

Wins: Harry Krause (Providence) 23, Hooks Wiltse (Brooklyn) 21
ERA: Ed Killian (Boston) 1.97, Hooks Wiltse (Brooklyn) 1.81
Strikeouts: Harry Krause (Providence) 215, Heinie Berger (Boston) 168
Saves: Homer Hillebrand (Cleveland) 31, Connie McGeehan (Pittsburgh) 32
WAR: Harry Krause (Providence) 8.6, Heinie Berger (Boston) 6.9

Notes
- The Senators cruised to the top of the AL standings, as they hunted down their second straight pennant.
- Boston, Philadelphia, and Cincinnati were the class of the National League, as two teams from Beantown made the postseason.
- Jimmy Williams became the first man to bat .400 since Nap Lajoie in 1901 and 1902. Williams won his second straight triple crown, and became the first man to reach 1000 RBI, and the second to score 1000 times.
- Donie Bush flew to a record 91 stolen bases, as he underlined his claim as the fastest man in baseball.
- Five players had six hit days: Fred Beck (Providence), Danny Green (Cubs), Jimmy Williams (Baltimore), George McBride (Milwaukee), Herbie Moran (Louisville).
- Harry Lumley (Pittsburgh) and John Knight (Cleveland) each hit for the cycle.
- Russ Ford (Red Sox), Walter Johnson (Washington), Bill Donovan (Brooklyn), and Harry Krause (Providence) all threw no-hitters. Johnson and Donovan both previously did so in 1908.
- Noodles Hahn (Cincinnati) became the first pitcher to win 200 games.
- Jimmy Collins (Boston) retired. He made three all-star appearances, was 3B Silver Slugger twice, and was a member of five Boston Americans teams that won the World Series. He was a lifetime .281 career hitter, with 1286 hits and 44.9 WAR.

ALCS
- Boston defeated Washington, 4 games to 1.
- Russ Ford won MVP, after throwing a shutout in Game Two.
- Pete Hill only went 2-16.
- The Red Sox won their 7th pennant.
NLCS
- Boston defeated Philadelphia, 4 games to 3.
- Terry Turner was the MVP, going 10-25.
- Bob Wicker won two games for the Braves.
- Hans Lobert (Philadelphia) cracked an eleventh inning walk-off hit to win Game Five.
- The Braves won the National League for the first time, setting up a crosstown World Series.

World Series
- The Braves defeated the Red Sox, 5 games to 3.
- Larry Gardner was the MVP, batting 10-32 with 11 men driven in.
- Eddie Collins (Braves) went 10-29, while center fielder John Dobbs batted 9-27.
- Pete Hill (Red Sox) struggled to live up to his usual high World Series standards, only hitting 6-31.
- The Braves won their first World Series.

Off-Season
- The Browns picked Jack Fournier first.
- Cy Williams went second to Kansas City.
- Ray Chapman was the third pick, going to Buffalo.
- The Yankees chose Del Pratt at #4.
- Rabbit Maranville slipped down to the White Sox with the 14th pick.


Eddie Collins was the National League MVP, and a World Series winner.


Larry Gardner was the MVP of the Fall Classic.

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1912

Changes
  • Boost random ranked - Amos Strunk, the White Sox' 22-year-old CF, was boosted from a 4* to 5* potential player.
  • Random playoff rule - The League Championship Series was reduced to be best-of-five.
  • 10 more fan interest - The Boston Braves' fan interest was increased from 67 to 77.
American League
Providence Angels (91-49)
Boston Red Sox (85-55)

Chicago White Sox (83-57)
Washington Senators (83-57)
Milwaukee Brewers (77-63)
Minnesota Twins (72-68)
Philadelphia Athletics (70-70)
Detroit Tigers (67-73)
Cleveland Indians (66-74)
Baltimore Orioles (58-82)
New York Yankees (48-92)
St. Louis Browns (40-100)

AL MVP: Pete Hill (Boston) (5th award)
AL CYA: Harry Krause (Providence) (2nd award)
AL ROY: Del Pratt (New York)

National League
Boston Braves (101-39)
Pittsburgh Pirates (86-54)

Brooklyn Dodgers (79-61)
Chicago Cubs (77-63)
Philadelphia Phillies (76-64)
New York Giants (73-67)
Cincinnati Reds (72-68)
St. Louis Cardinals (61-79)
New Jersey Nationals (60-80)
Louisville Colonels (58-82)
Buffalo Bisons (54-86)
Kansas City Packers (43-97)

NL MVP: Eddie Collins (Boston) (2nd award)
NL MOP: Heinie Berger (Boston)
NL ROY: Ray Chapman (Buffalo)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Ty Cobb (Providence) .364, Zack Wheat (Louisville) .387
Home Runs: Fred Merkle (Minnesota) 17, Guy Zinn (Buffalo) 12
Runs Batted In: Jimmy Williams (Baltimore) 95, Birdie Cree (Boston) 112
Stolen Bases: Josh Devore (Providence) 43, Eddie Collins (Boston) 47
WAR: Pete Hill (Boston) 7.4, Honus Wagner (Pittsburgh) 7.5

Wins: Russ Ford (Boston) / Harry Krause (Providence) 20, Bob Wicker (Boston) 22
ERA: Harry Krause (Providence) 1.19, Jack Chesbro (Pittsburgh) 1.90
Strikeouts: Harry Krause (Providence) 223, Orval Overall (Chicago) 192
Saves: John Frill (Milwaukee), Connie McGeehan (Pittsburgh) 32
WAR: Harry Krause (Providence) 9.0, Cy Falkenberg (Chicago) 6.7

Notes
- The Angels became the first expansion team to make the postseason, as Ty Cobb and Harry Krause starred. They would face local rival Boston.
- The Braves set a new NL record with 101 wins, and finished 15 games ahead of Pittsburgh.
- The Senators led the AL in run prevention, but their offense was too weak to make the playoffs.
- Harry Krause became the first pitcher to win the Triple Crown, as he established himself as the dominant pitcher in baseball.
- Joe Jackson (New Jersey) hit .378/.467/.561, even as his team struggled.
- 38-year-old Jack Chesbro led the NL in ERA.
- Birdie Cree (Braves) and Heinie Zimmerman (Minnesota) hit for the cycle.
- Dolly Gray (Milwaukee) pitched a no-hitter against Detroit.
- Ginger Beaumont (Pittsburgh) became the first man to 2000 hits. He also passed 1000 RBI.
- John Anderson (Milwaukee) reached 2000 hits later in the season.
- Bobby Byrne (Milwaukee) broke a record by doubling 52 times.

ALCS
- Providence defeated Boston, 3 games to 2.
- Harry Krause was series MVP, winning Games One and Five.
- Pete Hill hit a walk-off single in Game Four to tie the series.
- Providence became the first expansion team to win the pennant.
NLCS
- Pittsburgh defeated Boston, 3 games to 1.
- Ginger Beaumont won MVP. The outfielder was red-hot, batting 12-19.
- Boston won a crazy Game One in eleven innings. The Pirates scored three times in the top of the frame, but the Braves came back with four runs off closer Connie McGeehan in the bottom, with Larry Gardner hitting the winning single, to take the game 13-12.
- Jeff Pfeffer won Games Two and Four for the Buccos.
- Pittsburgh's fifth pennant.

World Series
- Pittsburgh defeated Providence, 5 games to 2.
- 38-year-old Honus Wagner was the MVP, going 11-24 with 3 RBI. He previously won the World Series MVP in 1901.
- Pittsburgh won Game One on a walk-off single by backup catcher Claude Berry.
- The Pirates won Game Two in dramatic fashion, as they scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to win 3-2.
- Game Four was also won on the last plate appearance by the Pirates, as Harry Lumley cracked the crucial hit, giving Pittsburgh all four wins at home.
- George Moriarty went 9-24.
- Pittsburgh's third title, following 1901 and 1910.

Off-Season
- The Browns picked Bubbles Hargrave with the first pick in the draft.
- Wally Schang went second to Kansas City.
- Johnny Bassler was the third straight catcher taken, by the Yankees at #3.
- Edd Roush was Buffalo's pick at four.
- The World Champion Pirates traded shortstop Jack Berry to the Washington Senators for starter Frank Lange and prospect Ed Klepfer.


Harry Krause became the first pitcher to win the Triple Crown. He was also ALCS MVP.


Veteran Honus Wagner was the World Series MVP.

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Changes
  • Swap two team best - 1904 NL MVP Sam Crawford (Cincinnati) was traded for catcher "Rough" Bill Carrigan (White Sox)
  • Random playoff rule - World Series format changed to 2 home, 2 away, 2 home, 2 away, 1 home.
  • Release random ranked - Smokey Joe Wood (Minnesota) the #2 ranked pitcher, and a fine two-way player, becomes a free agent. He signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
American League
Chicago White Sox (84-56)
Providence Angels (83-57)

Boston Red Sox (82-58)
Cleveland Indians (80-60)
St. Louis Browns (71-69)
Washington Senators (71-69)
Detroit Tigers (68-72)
Minnesota Twins (65-75)
Milwaukee Brewers (60-80)
Philadelphia Athletics (60-80)
New York Yankees (59-81)
Baltimore Orioles (57-83)

AL MVP: Ty Cobb (Providence)
AL CYA: Walter Johnson (Washington) (2nd award)
AL ROY: Reb Russell (Minnesota)

National League
Philadelphia Phillies (79-62)
Pittsburgh Pirates (79-62)

Chicago Cubs (78-63)
New York Giants (78-63)
Boston Braves (77-63)
Brooklyn Dodgers (77-63)
Louisville Colonels (69-71)
Cincinnati Reds (67-73)
Kansas City Packers (64-76)
New Jersey Nationals (62-78)
St. Louis Cardinals (60-80)
Buffalo Bisons (52-88)

NL MVP: Larry Gardner (Brooklyn)
NL MOP: Hooks Wiltse (Brooklyn) (3rd award)
NL ROY: Wally Schang (Kansas City)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Ty Cobb (Providence) .365, Tris Speaker (New York) .365
Home Runs: Fred Beck (Providence) 17, John Wilson (New York) 14
Runs Batted In: Doc Miller (New York) 83, Guy Zinn (Buffalo) 82
Stolen Bases: Donie Bush (Cleveland) 45, Tillie Shafer (Brooklyn) 49
WAR: Art Fletcher (Providence) 7.7, Larry Gardner (Boston) 6.9

Wins: Ed Karger (Providence) 20, Ray Caldwell (Philadelphia) / Ray Keating (Cincinnati) / Orval Overall (Chicago) 18
ERA: Joe Lake (Detroit) 1.63, Hank Robinson (New York) 1.74
Strikeouts: Dutch Leonard (Baltimore) 180, Orval Overall (Chicago) 186
Saves: Bill Bartley (Chicago) 31, Ralph Caldwell (New York) 32
WAR: Walter Johnson (Washington) 7.1, Red Ames (Boston) 7.2

Notes
- Chicago won eight of their last ten games to finish at the top of the AL standings.
- The National League ended in an unprecedented four-way tie for the two NLCS spots, with another pair of teams just a single game behind.
- The Pirates beat the Cubs in the first play-in game, with Jeff Pfeffer throwing a complete game shutout.
- The other game took extra innings to decide, with a Johnny Evers eleventh inning single sending the Phillies to the NLCS.
- Joe Birmingham (Pittsburgh) went 6-7 against Philadelphia.
- Ed Karger (Providence) and Dixie Walker (Baltimore) threw no-hitters.
- Zaza Harvey and Sam Crawford (both Chicago White Sox) each crossed 2000 hits.
- Crawford was worth 4.7 WAR in his first year in Chicago, batting .322. Bill Carrigan (Cincinnati), the man he was traded for, struggled in his first NL year, batting only .256 for 0.9 WAR.
- Joe Wood (Brooklyn) went 15-11 with a 2.80 ERA, as well as batting .284 with 22 triples.
- Catcher Ed McFarland (Phillies) retired. He was a lifetime .267 hitter who made four All-Star teams, and was twice a Silver Slugger.
- George Winter retired. He won four World Series and made three All-Star teams with Boston, before playing for Louisville, the Giants, the Browns, the Athletics, and Milwaukee. He had a career 140-102 record with a 2.58 ERA.

ALCS
- Chicago defeated Providence, 3 games to 1.
- Steve Yerkes was MVP, going 8-15 with 3 RBI.
- Yerkes smacked a two-run walk-off double to win Game One for Chicago.
- The next night, Sam Crawford hit the crucial double, this time in the eleventh inning.
- Chicago's first pennant.
NLCS
- Philadelphia defeated Pittsburgh, 3 games to 2.
- Elmer Flick was named MVP, batting 9-19 with four men driven in.
- Game One ended in controversial fashion, as Pittsburgh scored three ninth inning runs, culminating in a walk-off balk by Larry Cheney.
- In Game Three, the Pirates scored two runs in the eighteenth inning, to win 3-1.
- Rick Adams picked up saves in the final two games.
- The Phillies won the pennant for the first time.

World Series
- Chicago defeated Philadelphia, 5 games to 4.
- 2B Ray Morgan was MVP, as he batted a scorching 21-37 with 8 RBI.
- The White Sox came back from 4-2 down, winning the final three games of the series.
- Rube Manning bounced back from losing Game One to pick up the victory in Games Five and Nine.
- Steve Yerkes went 14-33.
- The White Sox's first World Series.

(Author's Note: I split Babe Ruth into two players. One, Babe, has his offensive talents but little pitching ability, and the other, George, has his pitching talents but is not particularly good at the plate.)

Off-Season
- Buffalo chose Babe Ruth first overall.
- Harry Heilmann went second to Baltimore.
- The Yankees picked Joe Harris at three.
- The #4 pick was Elmer Smith for the Cardinals.
- Milwaukee picked Irish Meusel with the sixth pick.
- George Ruth was picked 19th by the NL champion Phillies.
- The world champion White Sox didn't rest on their laurels, trading young catcher Bill Killefer to the Athletics for two-time NL MOP Christy Mathewson.
- The Phillies traded pitcher Ray Caldwell to Milwaukee for catcher Tommy Clarke.


Ty Cobb was the American League Most Valuable Player.


"Wahoo Sam" Crawford won the World Series in his first year with the White Sox.

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Changes
  • Retire random ranked - Jack Coombs (Brooklyn), the #11 pitcher in baseball, retires at the age of 31.
  • Change rotation size (smaller) - Rotations will now return to being their historical size.
  • Random expansion - I used the Census List of Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places in the US in 1910. I picked at random one city from the top 25, and one city in the top 100. The Rochester Red Wings and the Philadelphia Quakers will join the American League before the start of next season.
American League
Providence Angels (85-55)
Cleveland Indians (84-56)

Chicago White Sox (82-58)
Philadelphia Athletics (71-69)
Milwaukee Brewers (70-70)
Boston Red Sox (69-71)
Washington Senators (66-74)
Minnesota Twins (65-75)
New York Yankees (65-75)
St. Louis Browns (65-75)
Detroit Tigers (61-79)
Baltimore Orioles (57-83)

AL MVP: Ty Cobb (Providence) (2nd award)
AL CYA: Harry Krause (Providence) (3rd award)
AL ROY: Johnny Bassler (New York)

National League
Brooklyn Dodgers (83-57)
Pittsburgh Pirates (79-61)

Chicago Cubs (76-64)
New York Giants (76-64)
Boston Braves (75-65)
New Jersey Nationals (70-70)
Louisville Colonels (69-71)
Buffalo Bisons (67-73)
Cincinnati Reds (64-76)
Philadelphia Phillies (64-76)
Kansas City Packers (62-78)
St. Louis Cardinals (55-85)

NL MVP: Tris Speaker (New York) (2nd award)
NL MOP: Jeff Pfeffer (Pittsburgh)
NL ROY: Guy Morton (Kansas City)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Ty Cobb (Providence) .332, Tris Speaker (New York) .362
Home Runs: Jack Fournier (St. Louis) 9, John Wilson (New York) 9
Runs Batted In: Vic Saier (Baltimore) 70, Hub Northen (New York) 75
Stolen Bases: Donie Bush (Cleveland) 39, Eddie Collins (Boston) 47
WAR: Art Fletcher (Providence) 7.5, Tris Speaker (New York) 7.5

Wins: George Suggs (Cleveland) 24, Jeff Pfeffer (Pittsburgh) 21
ERA: Walter Johnson (Washington) 1.77, Jeff Pfeffer (Pittsburgh) 1.82
Strikeouts: Walter Johnson (Washington) 197, Orval Overall (Chicago) 199
Saves: King Brady (New York) 35, Bob Dresser (Minnesota) 30
WAR: Dutch Leonard (Baltimore) 7.3, Orval Overall (Chicago) 7.3

Notes
- Providence made the postseason for the third straight year, though star outfielder Ty Cobb will miss October play with a broken elbow.
- The Senators led the AL in run prevention, but had a losing record anyway, as they scored the fewest runs.
- The Dodgers made the postseason for the first time since 1909, in spite of one of their best pitchers retiring.
- Fred Snodgrass (Athletics) led the American League in OPS, batting .315/.428/.425.
- Babe Ruth (Buffalo) struggled in his rookie season, batting only .196 and leading the league in strikeouts. George Ruth (Phillies) spent most of the year in AAA, going 4-3 with a 2.55 ERA in nine big league appearances.
- The Tigers traded starter Joe Lake to the White Sox for third baseman Simon Nicholls.
- Tim Hendryx (Boston Red Sox) had six hits in a game against the Twins.
- Vean Gregg (Kansas City), Ray Fisher (Minnesota), Marty O'Toole (Braves) and Rube Manning (White Sox) all threw no-hitters.
- Zack Wheat (Louisville) had a 33-game hitting streak.
- Gene DeMontreville (Cardinals), Elmer Flick (Phillies), and Bill Bradley (Cleveland) all reached 2000 hits.
- Red Ames (Braves) became the first pitcher to strike out 2000 men.
- Eddie Plank retired. He had a 172-151 career record, and a 2.65 ERA, pitching for the Athletics, White Sox, and briefly the Cardinals. He was the 1909 AL Most Outstanding Pitcher.
- Emmet Heidrick (Cardinals) retired. He was a seven-time Gold Glover in center field, a five-time All-Star, and the 1903 World Series MVP. He was a career .302 hitter, who led the NL in batting average, hits, and WAR in 1904.

ALCS
- Providence defeated Cleveland, 3 games to 1.
- Red Smith was series MVP, batting 6-14.
- The Angels bounced back after losing Game One.
- Ray Schalk (Cleveland) struggled, going 1-14, as did star teammate Donie Bush, who batted 3-18.
NLCS
- Brooklyn defeated Pittsburgh, 3 games to 1.
- Outfielder Steve Evans was MVP, batting 7-16 with 6 RBI and a Game Four homer.
- Solly Hofman batted .500 for the Dodgers.
- Joe Wood (Brooklyn) hit the winning walk-off single in Game Two. He would also take the win in Game Four.

World Series
- Providence defeated Brooklyn, 5 games to 4.
- The MVP was Harry Krause. Providence's ace won Games Four and Seven, with two shutouts, and only allowed two runs in his Game One complete game loss.
- Larry Doyle went 11-32, and Fred Beck batted 10-29.
- The Angels were held scoreless by the Dodgers in the first two games, before shutting out Brooklyn in Games Three and Four and Seven, as pitching and defense dominated.
- Doyle scored twice in the 5-3 Game Nine win.
- Providence became the first expansion team to win the World Series.

Off-Season
- The Quakers chose Vin Campbell (Cubs) with the first pick in the expansion draft. Rochester chose Danny Moeller (Brooklyn) with their initial selection.
- Rochester chose shortstop Rogers Hornsby at #1 in the regular draft.
- Ken Williams went second to the Quakers.
- The Cardinals opted for George Sisler at three.
- Dave Bancroft was the fourth pick for Baltimore.
- The Tigers picked Bob O'Farrell fifth.
- The Giants traded starter Hank Robinson to the Philadelphia Athletics for third baseman Morrie Rath and an outfield prospect.


Tris Speaker was the National League MVP.


Orval Overall lead the NL in strikeouts for the third straight year.

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  • 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. Eddie Plank, who just retired, was chosen, and I re-imported him, as if it were 1901. Eddie Plank Jr. signed with the New Jersey Nationals.
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  • Change triples (more) - Triples will now happen more frequently than in real life.
American League
Chicago White Sox (86-54)
Providence Angels (85-55)

Boston Red Sox (80-60)
Cleveland Indians (78-62)
Philadelphia Athletics (77-63)
Washington Senators (75-65)
Detroit Tigers (74-66)
Minnesota Twins (72-68)
Baltimore Orioles (71-69)
Milwaukee Brewers (66-74)
New York Yankees (62-78)
St. Louis Browns (57-83)
Philadelphia Quakers (49-91)
Rochester Red Wings (48-92)

AL MVP: Rabbit Maranville (Chicago)
AL CYA: Harry Krause (Providence) (4th award)
AL ROY: Rogers Hornsby (Rochester)

National League
Boston Braves (88-52)
Pittsburgh Pirates (84-56)

New York Giants (80-60)
Buffalo Bisons (78-62)
Brooklyn Dodgers (76-64)
Cincinnati Reds (70-70)
Philadelphia Phillies (69-71)
St. Louis Cardinals (64-76)
Chicago Cubs (60-80)
Louisville Colonels (60-80)
New Jersey Nationals (56-84)
Kansas City Packers (55-85)

NL MVP: Ivey Wingo (Chicago)
NL MOP: Joe Wood (Brooklyn)
NL ROY: George Sisler (St. Louis)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Jimmy Johnston (Milwaukee) .347, Edd Roush (Buffalo) .357
Home Runs: George Burns (Minnesota) / Jack Fournier (St. Louis) 11, Sherry Magee (Chicago) 10
Runs Batted In: Sam Crawford (Chicago) 85, Birdie Cree (Boston) 87
Stolen Bases: Donie Bush (Cleveland) 40, Tillie Shafer (Brooklyn) 37
WAR: Rabbit Maranville (Chicago) 9.0, Edd Roush (Buffalo) 8.3

Wins: Carl Weilman (Providence) 23, Frank Lange (Pittsburgh) / Joe Wood (Brooklyn) 23
ERA: Rube Manning (Chicago) 1.74, Harry Suter (New York) 1.58
Strikeouts: Harry Krause (Providence) 219, Vean Gregg (Kansas City) 189
Saves: Rube Kroh (Athletics) 32, Ralph Caldwell (New York) / Fred Olmstead (Cincinnati) 27
WAR: Dutch Leonard (Baltimore) 8.6, Heinie Berger (Boston) 7.9

Notes
- The last two World Series winners, Chicago and Providence, battled all year at the top of the American League.
- The Braves returned to the postseason after a two year absence, and they boasted the strongest batting lineup in baseball.
- Harry Hooper (Athletics) batted .318/.434/.492, the best OPS in the AL.
- Roush emerged as a star for the Bisons, leading the NL in hits, doubles, triples, batting average, slugging, OPS, and WAR.
- Babe Ruth (Buffalo) improved from his rookie season, batting .249, but he still lead the league in strikeouts. Brother George Ruth (Phillies) went 12-12 with a 2.31 ERA as he became a core member of Philadelphia's rotation.
- Rookie Eddie Plank Jr. (New Jersey) went 10-19 with a 3.30 ERA.
- The Red Wings and Quakers fared better than previous expansion teams had.
- Rogers Hornsby batted .293/.347/.435 for the Red Wings, good for 6.3 WAR.
- The Quakers traded starter Jack Quinn to Milwaukee for three prospects.
- The Senators traded Hippo Vaughn to Milwaukee for infielders Possum Whitted and Ike McAuley, as the Brewers tried to solidify their pitching.

Achievements & Milestones
- Zip Collins (Providence), Jack Barry (Washington) and Howie Shanks (Athletics) all hit for the cycle.
- Harry Coveleski (Cubs), Pete Schneider (Baltimore), and Ed Walsh (Cleveland) threw no-hitters.
- Pete Hill (Red Sox), Jimmy Sheckard (Tigers), and Honus Wagner (Pirates) all reached 2000 hits.
- Bill Donovan (Brooklyn), Red Ames (Braves), and Hooks Wiltse (Brooklyn) won their 200th games.
- Red Ames also became the first pitcher to pass 2000 career strikeouts.
- Babe Ruth broke his own record from last year by striking out 127 times.

ALCS
- Chicago defeated Providence, 3 games to 2.
- Rube Manning was the series MVP. He threw a shutout in Game One, and also took the victory in Game Four, defeating Providence ace Harry Krause both times.
- Joe Lake (Chicago) threw a series-winning shutout in Game Five.
- Sam Crawford (Chicago) went 7-20, with 3 RBI.
NLCS
- Boston defeated Pittsburgh, 3 games to 1.
- Larry Gardner was MVP, adding to his 1911 World Series MVP trophy. He went 6-13, and drove in four men.
- Eddie Collins (Boston) was 6-14.
- Stuffy McInnis (Pittsburgh) struggled, batting only 2-16.

World Series
- Chicago defeated Boston, 5 games to 1.
- Sam Crawford was MVP, batting 9-24 with 4 RBI.
- The White Sox were dominant, winning the first four games of the series.
- Rube Manning and Joe Lake both won both of their starts, with Manning having a perfect 4-0 record in the postseason.
- Boston star Eddie Collins struggled, going only 5-23 with no RBI.
- Chicago's second World Series.

Retirements
- Cy Falkenberg (Chicago Cubs) suffered a career-ending shoulder injury. He had a 173-147 career record, with a 2.59 ERA. He was an excellent defensive pitcher, winning seven Gold Gloves. He lead the NL in wins and strikeouts in 1908, and was an All-Star in 1911.
- Buttons Briggs (Cubs) retired at 40. He was a 166-137 pitcher with a 3.06 ERA, mostly for the Pirates, with whom he won two World Series.
- Starter Jack Pfiester retired. He mostly pitched for the Senators and Phillies, though he also played for Kansas City and Pittsburgh in 1915. He won 157 games, and was an NL All-Star in 1911.

Off-Season
- Rochester picked George Harper with the first overall pick.
- Hack Miller went second to the Quakers.
- The Packers chose catcher Verne Clemons #3.
- Burleigh Grimes was the eleventh pick for the Phillies.
- The Reds picked Urban Shocker next, at twelve.
- Kansas City traded ace Vean Gregg, who led the NL in strikeouts, to the Boston Braves for two prospects.


Walter "Rabbit" Maranville was the AL MVP, and a World Series winner.


"Smokey Joe" Wood was the NL Most Outstanding Pitcher, and batted .318 as a left fielder.

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  • Retire random ranked - Orval Overall (Cubs), the #17 ranked pitcher, a two-time All-Star and fearsome strikeout pitcher, was retired, aged 34.
  • Add fictional player - I decided to insert second baseman Pat O'Farrell from the awesome dynasty thread, one of the first I ever read on the forums. In the original thread, Pat was born in 1887, which would make him 28. I decided to push his birth back ten years in this world, meaning he is an 18-year-old prospect. I based his ratings on Eddie Collins, though I did reduce them a little. Pat signed with the New York Giants, placing him on the same team as Tris Speaker, but also making him a rival of Joe Wood, who married Pat's sister in the original story!
American League
Cleveland Indians (86-54)
Philadelphia Athletics (86-54)

Minnesota Twins (80-60)
Providence Angels (78-62)
Baltimore Orioles (75-65)
Detroit Tigers (75-65)
Boston Red Sox (74-66)
Chicago White Sox (74-66)
Washington Senators (74-66)
Milwaukee Brewers (73-67)
St. Louis Browns (59-81)
New York Yankees (53-87)
Rochester Red Wings (52-88)
Philadelphia Quakers (41-99)

AL MVP: Rogers Hornsby (Rochester)
AL CYA: Ed Walsh (Cleveland)
AL ROY: Earl Smith (Minnesota)

National League
Boston Braves (86-54)
Buffalo Bisons (83-57)

Louisville Colonels (80-60)
New Jersey Nationals (73-67)
Cincinnati Reds (71-69)
Brooklyn Dodgers (70-70)
Chicago Cubs (68-72)
New York Giants (64-76)
Philadelphia Phillies (64-76)
Kansas City Packers (62-78)
Pittsburgh Pirates (60-80)
St. Louis Cardinals (59-81)

NL MVP: Zack Wheat (Louisville)
NL MOP: Guy Morton (Kansas City)
NL ROY: High Pockets Kelly (Philadelphia)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Jack Fournier (St. Louis) .338, Zack Wheat (Louisville) .354
Home Runs: Jack Fournier (St. Louis) 12, Babe Ruth (Buffalo) 18
Runs Batted In: Jack Fournier (St. Louis) 72, Babe Ruth (Buffalo) 87
Stolen Bases: Donie Bush (Cleveland) 45, Tris Speaker (New York) 34
WAR: Art Fletcher (Providence) 8.2, Eddie Collins (Boston) 7.7

Wins: Ed Walsh (Cleveland) / Carl Weilman (Providence) 23, Heinie Berger (Boston) 22
ERA: Ed Walsh (Cleveland) 1.68, Harry Suter (New York) 1.70
Strikeouts: Dutch Leonard (Baltimore) 207, Vean Gregg (Boston) 177
Saves: Rube Vickers (Minnesota) 28, Tim McCabe (New Jersey) 33
WAR: Dutch Leonard (Baltimore) 9.2, Joe Wood (Brooklyn) 7.5

Notes
- Cleveland and the Athletics tied for the best record in the AL.
- Jack Fournier became the first hitter to win the Triple Crown since Jimmy Williams of Baltimore in 1910 and 1911, but his Browns finished towards the bottom of the standings.
- The world champion White Sox fell to finish just 8th in the AL.
- The Bisons made the postseason for the first time, behind the power hitting of Babe Ruth, whose 18 homers have only been surpassed by Nap Lajoie's 26 in 1901.
- Zack Wheat (Louisville) hit .354/.409/.514, but the Colonels couldn't make the playoffs.
- Rookie Pat O'Farrell (NY Giants) hit .272 and played a good second base.
- Rochester traded starter Ed Reulbach to Louisville for two prospects.

Achievements & Milestones
- Larry Gardner (Braves) and Zack Wheat (Louisville) both had six hits in a game. Wheat's came during a 19 inning marathon in New Jersey.
- Elmer Smith (Cardinals), Tommy Griffith (White Sox), Sam Rice (Tigers) and Jack Fournier (Browns) all hit for the cycle.
- Eppa Rixey (Minnesota) threw a no-hitter.
- Ginger Beaumont (Pittsburgh) became the first man to pass 2500 hits.
- John Anderson (Milwaukee) was the first hitter to break the 500 doubles barrier.
- Bill Donovan (Brooklyn) passed 2000 strikeouts.
- Ralph Caldwell (NY Giants) became the first closer to total 300 saves.

ALCS
- Cleveland defeated Philadelphia, 3 games to 2.
- Billy Southworth won MVP, going 7-19 with two homers and six men driven in.
- In Game Three, Cleveland came back from 5-0 down after seven innings to win 9-5.
- Ed Walsh (Cleveland) threw a shutout in Game Four to set up a deciding final game.
- Cleveland scored two runs in each of the first two innings of Game Five, to come back from 2-0 down in the series.
- Cleveland won the AL for the first time.
NLCS
- Buffalo defeated Boston, 3 games to 1.
- Babe Ruth was the MVP, going 6-15 with a pair of bombs.
- Boston won Game Two in eleven innings, as good base-running by Eddie Collins allowed Ivey Wingo to hit a sacrifice fly and win the game, 5-4.
- Jack Scott won Games One and Four for the Bisons.
- Buffalo became the first NL expansion team to win the pennant.

World Series
- Cleveland beat Buffalo, 5 games to 4.
- Donie Bush was MVP, as the shortstop batted 12-31.
- Jack Scott (Buffalo) threw a Game Eight shutout to keep the Bisons alive.
- Ernie Groth and Ed Walsh combined to allow just a single run in Game Nine, as the Indians won 3-1.
- Walsh took the victory in Games One and Nine.
- Johnny Rawlings (Cleveland) went 10-33 with 6 RBI.
- Babe Ruth (Buffalo) batted only .226 with a single home run.
- Cleveland's first world championship.

Retirements
- John Anderson. Milwaukee 1B, who led the AL in doubles three times, and made four All-Star bids.
- Gene DeMontreville. Veteran second baseman who was a stalwart for the Cardinals. Totaled 2278 hits, with five All-Star selections, four Silver Sluggers, and a Gold Glove.
- Tommy Leach. Pittsburgh's third baseman for a generation, winning three rings. 1443 career hits, and a lifetime .274 average.
- John McGraw. Baltimore third baseman, who made nine All-Star appearances. An exceptionally patient hitter, who lead his league in OBP ten straight times, runs nine times, and walks eight times.
- Jimmy Williams. One of the finest hitters of his generation, winning three MVPs for the Orioles, with Triple Crowns in 1910 and 1911. Four-time batting champion, and eleven-time All-Star.
- Joe Yeager. Hurler for the Tigers and Red Sox. 195-159 record, 2.53 ERA, four world titles and two All-Star visits.

Off-Season
- The Philadelphia Quakers picked Ross Youngs first overall.
- Rochester chose Ira Flagstead at #2.
- The Yankees drafted Aaron Ward third.
- Kansas City traded pitcher Jean Dubuc to Louisville for second base prospect Red Shannon.
- The Packers also traded outfielder Baby Doll Jacobson to the Boston Braves for Wally Gerber and Joe Gedeon.
- Minnesota traded Eppa Rixey to the White Sox for hitters Luke Boone and Merwin Jacobson.


Jack Fournier won the AL Triple Crown, but the Browns struggled.


Ed Walsh won the AL Cy Young Award, and led the Indians to the World Series.

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