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1958

Changes
  • Fantasy draft - !!! All players are available in a fantasy snake draft.
  • Suspend random prospect - Roger Maris, the #2 prospect in baseball, will be suspended for the entire 1958 season.
  • DEALER'S CHOICE - Hitting will return to more normal levels as the new deadball era comes to an end.
Fantasy Draft
- #1 - Durham Bulls - LF Mickey Mantle
- #2 - Milwaukee Brewers - CF Willie Mays
- #3 - New York Yankees - SP Sandy Koufax
- #4 - Chicago White Sox - LF Frank Robinson
- #5 - Houston Astros - C Roy Campanella
- #6 - Detroit Tigers - 3B Al Rosen
- #7 - Boston Red Sox - RF Hank Aaron
- #8 - Chicago Cubs - SP Bob Friend
- #9 - New York Giants - 3B Dick Williams
- #10 - California Angels - CF Ken Boyer
- #11 - Louisville Colonels - SP Ewell Blackwell
- #12 - Cincinnati Reds - C Ed Bailey
- #13 - Atlanta Braves - SP Don Drysdale
- #14 - Pittsburgh Pirates - 3B Eddie Mathews
- #15 - Washington Senators - SP Johnny Antonelli
- #16 - Minnesota Twins - 1B Ernie Banks
- #17 - Baltimore Orioles - 1B Ted Kluszewski
- #18 - San Francisco Seals - SP Ray Herbert
- #19 - Philadelphia Phillies - SP Herb Score
- #20 - Kansas City Royals - CF Al Kaline
- #21 - Portland Pioneers - CF Duke Snider
- #22 - Montreal Expos - SP Milt Pappas
- #23 - Toronto Blue Jays - 1B Gil Hodges
- #24 - Cleveland Indians - 1B Joe Adcock
- #25 - Philadelphia Athletics - CF Johnny Lindell
- #26 - St. Louis Cardinals - SP Frank Lary
- #27 - San Diego Padres - LF Wes Covington
- #28 - Brooklyn Dodgers - LF Roy Sievers

- #29 - Brooklyn Dodgers - 2B Billy Goodman
- #30 - San Diego Padres - RF Jackie Jensen
- #31 - St. Louis Cardinals - LF Wally Post
- #32 - Philadelphia Athletics - LF Jim Pisoni
- #33 - Cleveland Indians - CF Roger Maris
- #34 - Toronto Blue Jays - LF Bob Nieman
- #35 - Montreal Expos - SP Bill Fischer
- #36 - Portland Pioneers - C Yogi Berra
- #37 - Kansas City Royals - 1B Harmon Killebrew

- #39 - San Francisco Seals - 2B Joe Gordon
- #41 - Minnesota Twins - SP Curt Simmons
- #42 - Washington Senators - SS Johnny Pesky
- #43 - Pittsburgh Pirates - LF Orlando Cepeda
- #49 - Chicago Cubs - LF Rocky Colavito
- #50 - Boston Red Sox - 1B Dick Stuart
- #51 - Detroit Tigers - CF Larry Doby
- #52 - Houston Astros - SP Johnny Schmitz

- #65 - New York Giants - LF Ralph Kiner
- #71 - Washington Senators - 3B Harvey Kuenn
- #76 - Kansas City Royals - SP Camilo Pascual
- #88 - Philadelphia Athletics - SP Whitey Ford
- #100 - Atlanta Braves - SP Robin Roberts
- #112 - Durham Bulls - SP Howie Pollet
- #118 - Detroit Tigers - SP Warren Spahn
- #138 - St. Louis Cardinals - 3B Brooks Robinson
- #156 - Atlanta Braves - LF Tito Francona
- #170 - Milwaukee Brewers - 1B Norm Cash
- #184 - Minnesota Twins - SP Don Newcombe
- #205 - Kansas City Royals - RF Roberto Clemente
- #212 - Atlanta Braves - RF Felipe Alou
- #214 - Louisville Colonels - RF Kiki Cuyler Jr.
- #228 - Chicago White Sox - RF Harry Hooper Jr.
- #231 - Boston Red Sox - SS Luis Aparicio

American League East
Philadelphia Athletics (86-68)
Baltimore Orioles (84-70)

New York Yankees (80-74)
Boston Red Sox (66-88)
American League Central
Detroit Tigers (93-62)
Washington Senators (92-63)

Chicago White Sox (80-74)
Toronto Blue Jays (73-81)
Cleveland Indians (49-105)
American League West
Houston Astros (87-67)
Kansas City Royals (82-72)
Minnesota Twins (78-76)
California Angels (71-83)
Portland Pioneers (58-96)

AL MVP: Harmon Killebrew (Kansas City)
AL CYA: Sandy Koufax (New York) (2nd award)
AL ROY: Vada Pinson (Chicago)
AL RMA: Jim McDonald (Washington)
AL MOY: Jo-Jo Morrissey (Detroit)

National League East
Montreal Expos (81-73)
Brooklyn Dodgers (76-78)
New York Giants (75-79)
Philadelphia Phillies (71-83)
National League Central
Atlanta Braves (103-51)
Durham Bulls (83-71)

Cincinnati Reds (79-75)
Pittsburgh Pirates (77-77)
Louisville Colonels (59-95)
National League West
Milwaukee Brewers (89-65)
San Diego Padres (80-74)

San Francisco Seals (72-82)
Chicago Cubs (69-85)
St. Louis Cardinals (64-90)

NL MVP: Mickey Mantle (Durham) (4th award, 3rd in NL)
NL MOP: Don Drysdale (Atlanta)
NL ROY: Felipe Alou (Atlanta)
NL RMA: Jim Owens (Atlanta)
NL MOY: Fred Frink (Atlanta)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Harvey Kuenn (Washington) .356, Felipe Alou (Atlanta) .375
Home Runs: Dick Stuart (Boston) 60, Mickey Mantle (Durham) 68
Runs Batted In: Ted Kluszewski (Baltimore) 176, Felipe Alou (Atlanta) 183
Stolen Bases: Bobby Del Greco (New York) 50, Chico Fernandez (Chicago) 61
WAR: Harmon Killebrew (Kansas City) 9.7, Mickey Mantle (Durham) 10.6

Wins: Sandy Koufax (New York) 23, Don Drysdale (Atlanta) 24
ERA: Sandy Koufax (New York) 2.39, Don Drysdale (Atlanta) 2.73
Strikeouts: Sandy Koufax (New York) 253, Herb Score (Philadelphia) 270
Saves: Hersh Freeman (Houston) 33, Turk Farrell (New York) 23
WAR: Sandy Koufax (New York) 12.9, Don Drysdale (Atlanta) 10.1

Notes
- Jackie Jensen (San Diego) hit a walk-off homer in Game 154 to send the Padres to the Wildcard Game.
- The Tigers jumped on Jerry Walker (Washington) in the AL Central playoff game, beating the Senators 16-1.
- Koufax was the first pitcher to win the Triple Crown since Harry Krause in 1924.
- The Braves led the NL in run scoring and run prevention, with rookie Felipe Alou and young ace Don Drysdale leading them.
- Mantle hit .373/.531/.815.

Achievements & Milestones
- Vic Wertz (Portland), Al Rosen (Detroit), Ralph Kiner (NY Yankees), Pat Seerey (San Francisco), Smoky Burgess (Minnesota), Victor Locher (Milwaukee), Duke Snider (Portland), and Bob Allison (Montreal) all hit three home runs in a game.
- Ted Kluszewski (Baltimore) went 6-6, the first time this had happened since 1939.
- Harry Anderson (Cleveland) and Earl Battey (Atlanta) hit for the cycle.
- No one threw a no-hitter.
- Harvey Kuenn (Washington) had a 31-game hitting streak, the first one of at least 30 games since Pat O'Farrell in 1924.
- Joe Gordon (San Francisco, 43) passed 2000 hits.
- Eddie Mathews (Pittsburgh, 26) and Larry Doby (Detroit, 34) hit their 300th homers.
- Roy Campanella (Houston, 36) and Vic Wertz (Portland, 33) moved past 400 home runs.
- Ted Kluszewski (Baltimore, 34) joined the 500 home run club.
- Stubby Overmire (NY Yankees, 39) and Hal Gregg (Louisville, 37) won their 200th games.
- Ewell Blackwell (Louisville, 35) won his 250th game.
- Ken Raffensberger (San Francisco, 41) joined the 300 win club.
- Marv Breuer (Montreal, 44) became the 6th pitcher to win 350 games.
- Eddie Yost (Toronto) broke a record by walking 229 times.
- Herb Score (Phillies) was the first man to strike out more than ten men per nine innings.

Wildcard Games
- Washington defeated Baltimore 11-6.
- San Diego defeated Durham, 6-2.

Division Series
- Detroit defeated Washington, 3 games to 2.
- Bill Sarni (Washington) went 4-5 in Game One, with a double, a homer, and three RBI.
- Chico Carrasquel (Detroit) had six RBI in Game Five, a 14-1 demolition by the Tigers.
- Harry Chiti (Detroit) had seven RBI in the series.
- Warren Spahn (Detroit) won Games One and Five.
- Houston defeated Philadelphia, 3 games to 0.
- Tom Poholsky (Houston) threw ten innings for just one run in Game Two, and the Astros won 2-1 in eleven frames.
- Ed Bouchee and Jim Greengrass (Houston) both had six hits.
- Atlanta defeated San Diego, 3 games to 2.
- Wes Covington (San Diego) hit two home runs for 5 RBI in Game Two, but his Padres lost 12-6.
- Billy Gardner (Atlanta) had ten hits in the series.
- Milwaukee defeated Montreal, 3 games to 0.
- Willie Mays (Milwaukee) hit three homers and walked twice in Game One, a 7-2 Brewers win.
- Mays hit five home runs in the series.

ALCS
- Detroit defeated Houston, 4 games to 3.
- Al Rosen was the series MVP. He went 9-24 with eight RBI.
- The Tigers won Game Two in fourteen innings, with Steve Bilko (Detroit) hitting the go-ahead home run.
- Charlie Maxwell (Detroit) hit for the cycle in a Game Seven victory, as the Tigers downed the Astros 12-5.
- Solly Drake (Houston) had ten hits.
NLCS
- Atlanta defeated Milwaukee, 4 games to 1.
- Felipe Alou (Atlanta) was series MVP, going 14-25 with eight RBI.
- Bubba Phillips (Milwaukee) hit a walk-off single to win Game One, 5-4.
- Alou went 4-4 as the Braves won Game Three, 11-4.
- Earl Mattey (Atlanta) bashed an RBI single to give the Braves a 7-6 win in ten innings in Game Four.
- Tony Taylor (Atlanta) drove in eight men.

World Series
- Atlanta defeated Detroit, 5 games to 4.
- Felipe Alou was the MVP. He was 15-35 with eight RBI.
- Alou hit two homers in Game Two, but it was not enough, as the Tigers won 9-7 in ten innings.
- Don Lee (Atlanta) threw eight scoreless innings in Game Three, a 13-0 Braves win.
- Charlie Maxwell (Detroit) went 3-3 with two homers in Game Four, as the Tigers won 8-5.
- Tito Francona (Atlanta) hit a walk-off single in Game Nine, to give the Bravos the 3-2 victory.
- Earl Battey (Atlanta) went 9-31 with four homers and twelve RBI.
- Rocky Bridges (Atlanta) had fourteen hits.
- Don Drysdale (Atlanta) won Games One and Nine.
- The Braves last won the World Series in Boston in 1930.

Retirements
- Harry Feldman. Hard-working Royals ace who made at least 30 starts in 15 seasons. 261-192 record, and a 102 ERA+.
- Eddie Joost. Shortstop for Dodgers and Tigers. Six-time All Star, four-time Silver Slugger and a championship in 1945. 126 career OPS+.
- Dick Mauney. Bulls closer who led NL in saves seven times, including six years in a row. NL Reliever of the Year in 1950 and 1952. Seven All-Star games. 291 career saves, 189 ERA+, two rings.
- Stan Musial. Excellent Durham Bulls outfielder. Seven-time All-Star, twice NL batting champion, led league in hits twice, and doubles and triples. Ring in 1951. 166 career OPS+ and 445 homers.
- Victor Starffin. Russian ace won rings with Cubs in 1943 and White Sox in 1957. Made 30 starts 14 times. 203-218 record, with 112 ERA+.
- Lefty West. 1952 AL Reliever of the Year. Closer for many Tigers teams, winning a ring in 1947, and leading the American League in saves every year from 1950-1952. 174 career saves, and a 121 ERA+.
- Ernie White. 1951 and 1953 AL Cy Young winner. Senators ace for three world title teams. Eight All-Stars, 247-165 record, 139 ERA+.
- Ted Williams. Dominant hitter of the 1940s, winning five AL MVPs, including two Triple Crowns. Led league in OPB and OPS eight times, though became less effective in his 30s. Nine-time All-Star and ten-time Silver Slugger. 573 home runs, and 206 OPS+.

Hall of Fame
MAX FREDERICK BISHOP
Second Baseman
Washington Senators 1924-1932, New York Giants 1933-1934, Baltimore Orioles 1935-1941, Nashville Sounds 1942, Washington Senators 1943-1944
WS, 11x AS, GG, 5x SS
.191/.388/.308, 1646 H, 365 2B, 40 3B, 190 HR, 987 RBI, 2763 BB, 22 SB, 136 OPS+, 119.2 WAR

JAMES THOMAS "JIMMY" WILLIAMS
Second Baseman
Baltimore Orioles 1901-1914, Rochester Red Wings 1915-1916
3x AL MVP, 11x AS, 7x SS
.324/.381/.478, 2261 H, 346 2B, 195 3B, 113 HR, 1255 RBI, 650 BB, 221 SB, 155 OPS+, 84.3 WAR

PRESTON RUDOLPH "RUDY" YORK
Catcher
New York Giants 1935-1952, Durham Bulls 1953, California Angels 1954
2x WS, NLDS MVP, NLCS MVP, WS MVP, 9x AS, 4x SS
.190/.299/.431, 1598 H, 352 2B, 32 3B, 537 HR, 1347 RBI, 1348 BB, 29 SB, 150 OPS+, 116.2 WAR

DENTON TRUE "CY" YOUNG
Starting Pitcher
Boston Red Sox 1901-1907
4x AL MOP, 4x WS, 5x AS
111-35, 3 SV, 2.03 ERA, 1376.2 IP, 662 K, 152 ERA+, 32.9 WAR

Draft
- Cleveland chose Bob Gibson first overall.
- Willie McCovey went second to Portland.
- Louisville picked starter Gary Peters third.
- George Altman was St. Louis's choice at #4.
- The Angels selected Billy Williams with the seventh pick.
- The Phillies took Jim Kaat eighth.


Felipe Alou was NL Rookie of the Year, NLCS MVP, and World Series MVP.


Dick Stuart led the American League in home runs.

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1959

Changes
  • Realistic relocation - The Portland Pioneers become the Seattle Mariners.
  • 4-team contraction - The Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Seals are contracted, as the NL abandons the west coast.
  • Adjust divisions - The Atlanta Braves move to the NL West.
Off-Season
- The Yankees traded closer Lefty Wallace to the White Sox for outfielder Harry Hooper Jr.
- Joe Adcock signed with the White Sox in agency.
- Gil Hodges signed with the Phillies.
- Ted Kluszewski moved to the Mariners.
- Ace Johnny Schmitz moved from the Astros to the Giants.
- Veteran outfielder Pat Seerey signed with the Mariners.
- Curt Simmons moved from the Twins to the Orioles.
- Duke Snider moved to the Philadelphia Phillies.
- Veteran Warren Spahn moved from the Tigers to the Seattle Mariners.

American League East
Baltimore Orioles (90-64)
Philadelphia Athletics (88-66)
New York Yankees (85-69)

Boston Red Sox (78-76)
American League Central
Chicago White Sox (93-61)
Cleveland Indians (80-74)
Detroit Tigers (73-81)
Washington Senators (62-92)
American League West
Kansas City Royals (79-75)
Minnesota Twins (68-86)
California Angels (65-89)
Seattle Mariners (63-91)

AL MVP: Willie McCovey (Seattle)
AL CYA: Sandy Koufax (New York) (3rd award)
AL ROY: Willie McCovey (Seattle)
AL RMA: Jim McDonald (Washington) (2nd award)
AL MOY: Arlie Tarbert (Chicago)

National League East
Philadelphia Phillies (95-59)
New York Giants (77-77)
Montreal Expos (64-90)
Brooklyn Dodgers (62-92)
National League Central
Durham Bulls (92-62)
Pittsburgh Pirates (89-65)

Cincinnati Reds (80-74)
Louisville Colonels (61-93)
National League West
Atlanta Braves (87-67)
St. Louis Cardinals (86-68)

Milwaukee Brewers (71-83)
Chicago Cubs (60-94)

NL MVP: Mickey Mantle (Durham) (5th award, 4th in NL)
NL MOP: Billy Hoeft (Philadelphia)
NL ROY: Jack Kralick (New York)
NL RMA: Turk Farrell (New York)
NL MOY: Joe Kiefer (Philadelphia) (2nd award)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Harvey Kuenn (Washington) .350, Mickey Mantle (Durham) .394
Home Runs: Willie McCovey (Seattle) 57, Mickey Mantle (Durham) 72
Runs Batted In: Wes Covington (Philadelphia) 191, Duke Snider (Philadelphia) 215
Stolen Bases: Harry Hooper (New York) 47, Orlando Cepeda (Pittsburgh) 53
WAR: Willie McCovey (Seattle) 8.2, Mickey Mantle (Durham) 11.9

Wins: Whitey Ford (Philadelphia) 20, Jim Kralick (New York) / Howie Pollet (Durham) 20
ERA: Sandy Koufax (New York) 3.11, Billy Hoeft (Philadelphia) 3.72
Strikeouts: Sandy Koufax (New York) 239, Herb Score (Philadelphia) 240
Saves: Jim McDonald (New York) 23, Turk Farrell (New York) 23
WAR: Sandy Koufax (New York) 11.1, Don Drysdale (Atlanta) 7.9

Notes
- Joe Adcock, Frank Robinson, and Ray Herbert led the White Sox to the best record in the American League.
- Willie McCovey broke out as a rookie star for the Mariners, partnering with veteran Ted Kluszewski.
- Billy Goodman, Duke Snider, and Billy Hoeft starred for the Phillies, who had the best record in baseball.
- Mantle hit .394/.526/.838 to lead baseball in OPS.
- Detroit traded Vic Wertz to Washington for pitcher Jose Santiago.

Achievements & Milestones
- Willie Kirkland (Durham), Don Zimmer (Louisville), and Mickey Mantle (Durham) hit three home runs in a game.
- Felipe Alou (Atlanta) and Vada Pinson (White Sox) both had six-hit days.
- Gail Harris (NY Yankees), Vada Pinson (White Sox) and Jerry Lumpe (Kansas City) hit for the cycle.
- Bob Turley (White Sox) threw a no-hitter.
- Roy Sievers (Brooklyn, 32), Willie Mays (Milwaukee, 28), Dick Kokos (Brooklyn, 31), Al Rosen (Detroit, 35), Walt Dropo (Cubs, 36), and Stan Lopata (Louisville, 34) all hit 300 homers.
- Mickey Mantle (Durham, 27), Johnny Lindell (Athletics, 43), and Yogi Berra (Seattle, 34) hit their 400th home runs.
- Gil Hodges (Phillies, 35) joined the 500 home run club.
- Pat Seerey (Seattle, 36) became the 7th man to hit 600 homers.
- Curt Simmons (Baltimore, 30), and Gene Bearden (Seattle, 39) won their 200th games.
- Vern Olsen (NY Yankees, 41) won game #250.
- Joe Haynes (Detroit, 42) and Johnny Schmitz (NY Giants, 38) moved past 300 wins.
- Mickey Mantle (Durham) broke a record by scoring 221 runs.
- Eddie Lake (Durham) walked a record 240 times.
- Ted Abernathy (Detroit) took the all-time lead for most pitcher appearances.

Wildcard Game
- Philadelphia defeated New York 2-1.
- Whitey Ford (Philadelphia) and Vern Olsen (New York) traded zeroes for nine innings, before the Yanks scored in the top of the 10th, and then Wes Covington (Philadelphia) hit a two-run single in the bottom of the frame to win the game for the A's.
- Pittsburgh defeated St. Louis, 7-1.
- Bill Monbouquette (Pittsburgh) allowed only a single unearned run.

Division Series
- Philadelphia defeated Chicago, 3 games to 2.
- Carl Sawatski (Chicago) had six hits in the series
- Baltimore defeated Kansas City, 3 games to 1.
- Royals pitchers were unable to find the zone in Game One, allowing Baltimore to score twenty runs on ten hits. Camilo Pascual walked eight in 4.2 innings, before Arnie Portocarrero walked nine of the fifteen batters he faced.
- Don Hoak (Baltimore) hit a walk-off home run to win the series for Baltimore, 5-3 in Game Four.
- Philadelphia defeated Pittsburgh, 3 games to 2.
- John Romano (Pittsburgh) hit a pair of homers in Game Three, as the Pirates won 6-5.
- Gil Hodges (Philadephia) was 11-21 with four homers and nine RBI.
- Herb Score (Philadelphia) won Games One and Five.
- Atlanta defeated Durham, 3 games to 1.
- Brooks Lawrence (Durham) came up big in Game Three, shutting out the Braves in an 11-0 win.
- Earl Battey (Atlanta) hit a double and two homers in Game Four, as the Braves secured the series with a 10-6 win.
- Tito Francona (Atlanta) had nine hits.

ALCS
- Philadelphia defeated Baltimore, 4 games to 2.
- Bill Howerton was the series MVP. He was 9-19 with 12 RBI.
- Hobie Landrith (Baltimore) had four hits in a 12-4 O's win in Game Two.
- Johnny Logan (Philadelphia) had nine hits and seven RBI.
- Whitey Ford (Philadelphia) won Games One and Five.
- The first pennant for this iteration of the Athletics. The 1909 pennant-winning A's is now the Royals franchise.
NLCS
- Atlanta defeated Philadelphia, 4 games to 1.
- Catcher Elston Howard won MVP. He was 10-19 with four homers and seven RBI.
- Don Drysdale (Atlanta) threw a shutout in Game One, striking out nine in a 4-0 Braves win.
- Norm Siebern (Atlanta) hit three homers and drove in eight runs in a barnburner in Game Four, as the Braves beat Philadelphia 14-13.
- Tony Taylor (Atlanta) won the series with a walk-off homer in the fifth game, giving the Braves an 11-10 victory.
- Back-to-back pennants for Atlanta.

World Series
- Atlanta defeated Philadelphia, 5 games to 3.
- Tito Francona was the World Series MVP. He was 13-33 with five RBI.
- Felipe Alou (Atlanta) hit a walk-off single in Game Three, driving home Norm Siebern for a 9-8 win.
- Norm Siebern hit the go-ahead sacrifice fly in Game Eight, giving Atlanta an 8-7 lead in the eighth inning that they would not surrender.
- Gary Geiger (Atlanta) had eleven hits.
- Allie Clark (Atlanta) drove in nine runs.
- Bob Trowbridge (Atlanta) had three saves in the series.
- The seventh title for the Braves, and the second in Atlanta.

Retirements
- Bobby Doerr. Arguably the greatest second baseman of all-time. Seventeen Gold Gloves, nine All-Stars, eight Silver Sluggers, and 1942 World Series MVP. 129 career OPS+.
- Ron Northey. Slugger who made five All-Star appearances and won four Silver Sluggers. Rings with White Sox in '46 and Seals in '56. 398 homers and a 143 OPS+.
- Vern Olsen. Two-time All-Star starter who pitched well for Colonels and Yankees. 253-218 record, with 121 ERA+.
- Elmer Valo. Six-time Gold Glove outfielder who won rings with the Giants in 1948 and 1950. Led NL in steals and walks twice, and OBP three times. 137 career OPS+.

Hall of Fame
PAUL DEE DEAN
Starting Pitcher
Cleveland Indians 1934, Chicago Cubs 1935-1954, St. Louis Cardinals 1955
3x WS, WS MVP, NLDS MVP, 4x AS
289-220, 3 SV, 2.14 ERA, 5099.1 IP, 2578 K, 135 ERA+, 164.1 WAR

JOSEPH PAUL DIMAGGIO
Center Fielder
Louisville Colonels 1936-1954, New York Yankees 1955
8x NL MVP, NL ROY, 15x AS, 9x GG, 13x SS
.219/.320/.517, 2325 H, 437 2B, 92 3B, 850 HR, 1923 RBI, 1518 BB, 25 SB, 193 OPS+, 202.2 WAR

ARTHUR EUGENE "GENE" SCHOTT
Starting Pitcher
Milwaukee Brewers 1935-1949, Philadelphia Athletics 1950-1951, Milwaukee Brewers 1952, Baltimore Orioles 1953, Detroit Tigers 1954, Boston Red Sox 1955, Washington Senators 1955
WS, 5x AS, GG
304-210, 5 SV, 2.14 ERA, 4890.1 IP, 1224 K, 139 ERA+, 120.4 WAR

HAROLD ARTHUR "HAL" TROSKY
First Baseman
Cincinnati Reds 1933-1934, Washington Senators 1935-1951, Detroit Tigers 1952-1953, New York Giants 1954, Chicago White Sox 1955
3x AL MVP, NL ROY, 2x WS, ALDS MVP, 13x WS, 4x SS
.226/.347/.496, 2646 H, 663 2B, 82 3B, 776 HR, 2177 RBI, 2153 BB, 4 SB, 181 OPS+, 127.4 WAR

Draft
- The Cubs picked Juan Marichal first overall.
- Joe Torre went second to Louisville.
- The Dodgers chose Ron Santo at #3.
- Jim Maloney was Washington's choice at four.
- Matty Alou slipped to Cleveland at fourteen.


Tito Francona was World Series MVP.


Willie McCovey was AL MVP and Rookie of the Year.
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Changes
  • Random year stats - The basis for stats will be set to 1908, and will move forward one year at a time.
  • Suspend random 4*+ - Mickey Mantle (Durham) is suspended for the entire season.
  • Make fictional contracts - All players are given fictional contracts.
Off-Season
- Johnny Lindell signed with the Kansas City Royals in free agency.
- Outfielder Whitey Lockman moved from the Pirates to the Cardinals.
- Vic Wertz signed with the Atlanta Braves.

American League East
New York Yankees (91-63)
Boston Red Sox (81-73)

Baltimore Orioles (78-76)
Philadelphia Athletics (67-87)
American League Central
Cleveland Indians (87-67)
Chicago White Sox (85-69)

Detroit Tigers (67-87)
Washington Senators (67-87)
American League West
California Angels (87-67)
Kansas City Royals (80-74)
Seattle Mariners (69-85)
Minnesota Twins (65-89)

AL MVP: Bobby Richardson (Boston)
AL CYA: Sandy Koufax (New York) (4th award)
AL ROY: Willie Davis (California)
AL RMA: Roy Face (Detroit)
AL MOY: Tony Stiles (Cleveland)

National League East
Philadelphia Phillies (86-68)
Brooklyn Dodgers (85-69)

Montreal Expos (67-87)
New York Giants (62-92)
National League Central
Cincinnati Reds (74-80)
Louisville Colonels (72-82)
Durham Bulls (61-93)
Pittsburgh Pirates (61-93)
National League West
Atlanta Braves (110-44)
Milwaukee Brewers (91-63)

Chicago Cubs (79-75)
St. Louis Cardinals (76-78)

NL MVP: Willie Mays (Milwaukee) (2nd award, 1st in NL)
NL MOP: Don Drysdale (Atlanta) (2nd award)
NL ROY: Juan Marichal (Chicago)
NL RMA: Ron Gross (Milwaukee)
NL MOY: Fred Frink (Atlanta) (2nd award)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Willie Davis (California) .305, Billy Goodman (Philadelphia) .286
Home Runs: Ernie Banks (Minnesota) 11, Duke Snider (Philadelphia) 8
Runs Batted In: Frank Robinson (Chicago) 86, Tito Francona (Atlanta) 90
Stolen Bases: Maury Wills (Baltimore) 54, Orlando Cepeda (Pittsburgh) 36
WAR: Ron Fairly (Detroit) 7.2, Willie Mays (Milwaukee) 8.7

Wins: Sandy Koufax (New York) 22, Don Drysdale (Atlanta) 27
ERA: Russ Meyer (Boston) 1.87, Don Drysdale (Atlanta) 1.24
Strikeouts: Bob Gibson (Cleveland) 144, Herb Score (Philadelphia) 158
Saves: Jack Meyer (California) 34, Jim Owens (Atlanta) 38
WAR: Sandy Koufax (New York) 10.1, Don Drysdale (Atlanta) 9.6

Notes
- Koufax finished in the top three in the Triple Crown categories as he led the Yankees to the AL East title.
- Joe Cunningham (California) led baseball in OBP and OPS.
- Atlanta led the NL in run scoring and run prevention. Norm Siebern, Danny O'Connell, Don Drysdale, and Robin Roberts starred for the Braves.
- Every NL Central team won fewer games than every NL West team.

Achievements & Milestones
- Mike McCormick (Detroit), John Buzhardt (Montreal), Art Mahaffey (Louisville), and rookie Juan Marichal (Cubs) all threw no-hitters.
- Johnny Lindell (Kansas City, 44) reached 2000 hits.
- Russ Meyer (Boston, 36) and Warren Hacker (Durham, 35) won their 200th games.
- Dave Koslo (NY Giants, 40) and Cal McLish (Cincinnati, 34) passed 250 wins.
- Howie Pollet (Durham, 39) became the 18th pitcher to join the 300 win club.

Wildcard Game
- Boston defeated Chicago, 5-1.
- Hank Aaron (Boston) drove in three runs on a triple and a home run.
- Milwaukee defeated Brooklyn, 2-0.
- Jim Perry (Milwaukee) threw a shutout to advance to the NLDS.

Division Series
- Boston defeated New York, 3 games to 1.
- The Yankees scored six runs in the eighth inning of Game Two to win 8-3.
- Russ Meyer (Boston) threw a shutout to clinch the series with a 1-0 win. Luis Aparicio scored the only run of the game.
- Hank Aaron (Boston) drove in six runs.
- Cleveland defeated California, 3 games to 1.
- Frank Howard (Cleveland) had six hits.
- Atlanta defeated Milwaukee, 3 games to 0.
- Danny O'Connell (Atlanta) hit a walk-off single to give the Braves a 4-3 win, and the series win.
- Tito Francona (Atlanta) had seven hits.
- Cincinnati defeated Philadelphia, 3 games to 2.
- The Phillies dramatically rallied back in the bottom of the ninth of Game One, scoring three runs to win 3-2. Albie Pearson (Philadelphia) drew the bases-loaded walk to win the game.
- Billy Hoeft (Philadelphia) threw 7.2 scoreless innings in Game Three, an 8-0 win for the Phils.

ALCS
- Cleveland defeated Boston, 4 games to 3.
- Earl Robinson was the series MVP, batting 13-29.
- Game Two was a nineteen-inning marathon. Ted Lepcio (Cleveland) hit a walk-off single, bringing home Harry Anderson for a 2-1 win for the Tribe.
- Roger Maris (Cleveland) bashed four hits in Game Three, but Boston won 7-5.
- Maris hit a walk-off single in Game Six to keep the series alive. The Indians won 4-3.
- Lee Wheat (Cleveland) threw seven scoreless frames in Game Seven. The Indians won 5-1, with Earl Robinson contributing four hits.
- Roger Maris (Cleveland) went 12-34.
- Jerry Kindall (Cleveland) had seven RBI.
- Cleveland's first pennant since 1925.
NLCS
- Atlanta defeated Cincinnati, 4 games to 2.
- Felipe Alou was 11-28 to win series MVP.
- Don Drysdale (Atlanta) threw a shutout in Game Five.
- Rocky Bridges (Atlanta) had six RBI.
- Drysdale won Games One and Five.
- Atlanta won the NL pennant for the third straight year.

World Series
- Cleveland defeated Atlanta, 5 games to 2.
- Bob Gibson was the series MVP, as he won Games One and Five.
- Don Drysdale (Atlanta) kept up his good postseason form, throwing a shutout in Game Two, as the Braves won 2-0.
- Felipe Alou (Atlanta) hit two triples in a 3-1 Game Four win.
- Gibson shut the Braves out in a three-hit shutout in Game Five.
- Sam Jones (Cleveland) threw another shutout the next day, 6-0.
- Cleveland won the series with a thrilling rally in Game Seven. Lee Walls drove home Matty Alou, who scored the Tribe's third run in the ninth inning, to win 5-4.
- Roger Maris and Matty Alou both had nine hits and three RBI for Cleveland.
- Frank Sullivan (Cleveland) won Games Three and Seven.
- Cleveland previously won the World Series in 1916 and 1922-1925.

Retirements
- Joe Gordon. Hard-hitting second baseman who was key piece of strong Durham Bulls teams, winning the World Series in 1951. 11-time All-Star and 10-time Silver Slugger. 584 home runs with a 136 OPS+.
- Johnny Pesky. Another fine Durham Bull, who won the WS with Durham in 1951 and Cleveland in 1960. 99 career OPS+, and two All-Star games for the shortstop.

Hall of Fame
GEORGE LANGE "HIGH POCKETS" KELLY
First Baseman
Philadelphia Phillies 1916, Chicago White Sox 1917-1932, Pittsburgh Pirates 1933-1934, Milwaukee Brewers 1935
NL ROY, 4x AS, 5x GG, 3x SS
.261/.322/.422, 2700 H, 408 2B, 96 3B, 353 HR, 1471 RBI, 889 BB, 34 SB, 130 OPS+, 81.8 WAR

GEORGE RUTH
Starting Pitcher
Philadelphia Phillies 1914-1916, New Jersey Nationals 1917-1927, Newark Bears 1928-1931, Montreal Expos 1932, Pittsburgh Pirates 1932, New York Giants 1932, Boston Braves 1933, Newark Bears 1933, Boston Red Sox 1933
NL MOP, WS, 7x AS
263-204, 5 SV, 2.47 ERA, 4371 IP, 2084 K, 134 ERA+, 88.4 WAR

VITAUTIS CASIMIRUS "VITO" TAMULIS
Starting Pitcher
Providence Angels 1934, Philadelphia Phillies 1935-1949, Akron Aeros 1949-1950, Philadelphia Phillies 1951, Milwaukee Brewers 1952, Chicago Cubs 1953, Philadelphia Phillies 1954-1956
2x AS
307-232, 2.44 ERA, 5230.2 IP, 1331 K, 125 ERA+, 129.9 WAR

JOHANNES PETER "HONUS" WAGNER
Shortstop
Pittsburgh Pirates 1901-1916, Providence Angels 1917
5x NL MVP, 3x WS, 2x WS MVP, 13x AS, GG, 9x SS
.306/.370/.417, 2137 H, 412 2B, 107 3B, 51 HR, 954 RBI, 638 BB, 481 SB, 144 OPS+, 110.3 WAR

Draft
- Pittsburgh chose Carl Yastrzemski first overall.
- Boog Powell went second to Durham.
- The Giants picked Sam McDowell at #3.
- Catcher Bill Freehan was the Twins' choice at four.
- The Senators opted for Dean Chance fifth.


Bob Gibson was the World Series MVP.


Willie Mays won National League MVP.
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World Champions

1901: Pittsburgh d. Boston (AL)
1902: Boston (AL) d. St. Louis (NL)
1903: St. Louis (NL) d. Baltimore
1904: Milwaukee d. Pittsburgh
1905: Boston (AL) d. St. Louis (NL)
1906: Boston (AL) d. Pittsburgh
1907: Boston (AL) d. Cincinnati
1908: Boston (AL) d. Pittsburgh
1909: Philadelphia (AL) d. Brooklyn
1910: Pittsburgh d. Washington
1911: Boston (NL) d. Boston (AL)
1912: Pittsburgh d. Providence
1913: Chicago (AL) d. Philadelphia (NL)
1914: Providence d. Brooklyn
1915: Chicago (AL) d. Boston (NL)
1916: Cleveland d. Buffalo
1917: Detroit d. Louisville
1918: Milwaukee d. Boston (NL)
1919: Baltimore d. Boston (NL)
1920: Boston (NL) d. Cleveland
1921: Baltimore d. Boston (NL)
1922: Cleveland d. Boston (NL)
1923: Cleveland d. Boston (NL)
1924: Cleveland d. Indianapolis
1925: Cleveland d. Boston (NL)
1926: Providence d. New Jersey
1927: Boston (NL) d. Milwaukee
1928: Boston (NL) d. Minnesota
1929: Newark d. Providence
1930: Boston (NL) d. Minnesota
1931: Pittsburgh d. Chicago (AL)
1932: St. Louis (AL) d. Cincinnati
1933: Chicago (AL) d. Boston (NL)
1934: Chicago (AL) d. Boston (NL)
1935: Baltimore d. Chicago (NL)
1936: Montreal d. Boston (AL)
1937: Chicago (NL) d. Washington
1938: St. Louis (AL) d. Louisville
1939: Minnesota d. Brooklyn
1940: Washington d. Pittsburgh
1941: Chicago (NL) d. Minnesota
1942: Detroit d. New York (NL)
1943: Chicago (NL) d. New York (AL)
1944: Boston (AL) d. Chicago (NL)
1945: Brooklyn d. Washington
1946: Chicago (AL) d. Cincinnati
1947: Detroit d. Houston
1948: New York (NL) d. Kansas City
1949: Washington d. Chicago (AL)
1950: New York (NL) d. Washington
1951: Durham d. Boston (AL)
1952: St. Louis (NL) d. Kansas City
1953: Milwaukee d. Kansas City
1954: St. Louis (NL) d. New York (AL)
1955: Washington d. Atlanta
1956: San Francisco d. Boston
1957: Chicago (AL) d. Philadelphia (NL)
1958: Atlanta d. Detroit
1959: Atlanta d. Philadelphia (AL)
1960: Cleveland d. Atlanta

Career Leaderboards

AVG: Nap Lajoie .347 - Active Leader: Norm Siebern (Atlanta) .272
OBP: John McGraw .453 - Active Leader: Mickey Mantle (Durham) .428
SLG: Babe Ruth .632 - Active Leader: Mickey Mantle (Durham) .605
OPS: Babe Ruth 1.064 - Active Leader: Mickey Mantle (Durham) 1.033

Runs: Babe Ruth 2318 - Active Leader: Eddie Lake (St. Louis) 1609
Hits: Eddie Collins 3756 - Active Leader: Johnny Lindell (Kansas City) 2024
Doubles: Jim Gleeson 806 - Active Leader: Johnny Lindell (Kansas City) 588
Triples: Tris Speaker 299 - Active Leader: Duke Snider (Phillies) 130
Home Runs: Babe Ruth 963 - Active Leader: Hank Sauer (Cleveland) 684

RBI: Babe Ruth 2358 - Active Leader: Hank Sauer (Cleveland) 1702
Stolen Bases: Pete Hill 758 - Active Leader: Al Gionfriddo (Louisville) 344
Walks: Jimmie Foxx 3201 - Active Leader: Eddie Lake (St. Louis) 3157
WAR: Babe Ruth 218.7 - Active Leader: Johnny Lindell (Kansas City) 123.7

Wins: Joe Wood 395 - Active Leader: Joe Haynes (Baltimore) 305
Winning %: Cy Young .760 - Active Leader: Don Drysdale (Atlanta) .720
Games Started: Joe Wood 744 - Active Leader: Howie Pollet (Durham) 633
ERA: Clarence Pickrell 1.72 - Active Leader: Hersh Freeman (Kansas City) 1.93
WHIP: Ken Raffensberger 0.77 - Active Leader: Willard Schmidt (Kansas City) 0.81

Shutouts: Pete Donohue (Minnesota) 130 - Active Leader: Ewell Blackwell (Louisville) 114
Strikeouts: Harry Krause 3518 - Active Leader: Ewell Blackwell (Louisville) 2387
Saves: Clarence Pickrel 466 - Active Leader: Johnny Hetki (Milwaukee) 281
WAR: Pete Donohue 194.9 - Active Leader: Ewell Blackwell (Louisville) 178.4
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INTERMISSION: Who The Heck Are Some Of These Guys? - Part Two

Part One

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

Marv Breuer - Breuer was a right-handed pitcher who played for the Yankees between 1939 and 1943, including two World Series appearances. MLB Stats: 25-26, 4.03 ERA

Baseball Reference Bullpen: "Missouri native Marv Breuer spent ten seasons in professional baseball from 1934 to 1943. He spent six of those years (1934-1939) in the minor leagues before getting his chance at the big leagues. Breuer made his debut in the major leagues with the New York Yankees on May 4, 1939 appearing in one game with no decisions and spent the rest of the season with the Kansas City Blues of the American Association. Marv led the league with a 2.28 ERA and helped his team to the league championship with a 17-6 record. Marv spent the next four seasons (1940-1943) back with the Bronx Bombers, building a 25-26 record and a 4.03 ERA in 86 outings. His best year came in 1941, when he went 9-7 in 26 games. His final game with the Yankees and in professional baseball came on September 28, 1943."

George Dumont - A Minnesotan right-hander, Dumont appeared in the big leagues for the Senators in four seasons, as well as briefly for the Red Sox. MLB Stats: 10-23, 2.85 ERA

Baseball Reference Bullpen: "George Dumont had a strong start to his major league career in 1915 with the Washington Senators, posting a 2.03 ERA at age 19. His ERA in 1916 was slightly below average, but in 1917, when he got most of his major league work, it was again better than average. He finished up his major league time with the Boston Red Sox in 1919, in Babe Ruth's last year with the team. One of Dumont's teammates on the Senators was none other than Walter Johnson. His nickname "Pea Soup" is a disparaging name often saddled on French Canadians; he came from a Canadian family who had emigrated to Minnesota and whose primary language was French."

Carl Fischer - A journeyman right-hander, Fischer won thirteen games for the Senators in 1931 and eleven games for the Tigers in 1933, but was otherwise ineffective. MLB Stats: 46-50, 4.63 ERA

SABR Bio: "Entering 1931, Washington was widely considered to have the strongest stable of pitchers in the league. Despite the stiff competition, Fischer headed north from spring training in Biloxi, Mississippi, on the Senators’ roster. Early in the season he was one of the team’s most effective pitchers and by mid-June sported a 7-1 record and the best winning percentage in the American League. Included in this span of games was an outing that Fischer considered the highlight of his career. In the first game of a May 30 doubleheader against the New York Yankees at Washington’s Griffith Stadium, Senators starter Sad Sam Jones began the ninth inning by giving up a home run to Tony Lazzeri and a single to Earl Combs. With nobody out and Washington clinging to a 3-2 lead, Johnson summoned Fischer from the bullpen to face the heart of the Bronx Bombers’ lineup. Fischer proceeded to strike out Sammy Byrd and Babe Ruth, and then coaxed Lou Gehrig to pop out to end the contest. Fischer claimed he got a $1,000 bonus for his game-saving act."

Clarence Pickrel - A tall right-hander from Virginia, Pickrel appeared in nine games for the Phillies in 1933, and ten for the Braves in 1934. He won 16 games for the Seattle Indians of the Pacific Coast League in 1937, and went on to manage for Petersburg of the Virginia League in 1941. MLB Stats: 1-0, 4.55 ERA.

Wikipedia: "In April 1934, Pickrel opened that season with the Braves, pitching three scoreless innings against the Brooklyn Dodgers, walking one batter and striking out two. In his next appearance against the Dodgers, Pickrel started the game, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits in ​2 1⁄3 innings. He allowed runs in four consecutive appearances, the second of which came against the Chicago Cubs on May 4, when he gave up two runs in a single inning. After allowing lone runs to the Cincinnati Reds and the Giants, Pickrel posted three consecutive scoreless appearances before completing his Boston tenure with a one-inning, one-run contest against the Cardinals on June 12. For the major league portion of the season, he struck out nine batters and walked seven, allowing nine runs. He also played for the Syracuse Chiefs of the International League during that year, posting a 9–11 record and a 5.03 ERA in 154 innings.

Pickrel played with the Seattle Indians of the Pacific Coast League—one of that organization's founding member teams—in 1935. He amassed a 6–16 record while appearing in 44 games, the team's third-highest total. His 5.16 ERA was collected in 176 innings, in which he walked 75 batters. In 1936, he played a portion of the year with Seattle, winning three games and losing one in ten games, but made 32 appearances for the Tulsa Oilers, collecting a 9–8 record and a 5.03 ERA. The following two seasons were spent entirely with Seattle; in 1937, Pickrel posted career highs in wins (16) and losses (17), pitching 266 innings. His 165 runs (129 earned) and 52 games were career highs, and his 281 hits allowed were second only to his first professional season. The following year, his 8–8 record was accompanied by a 4.47 ERA and 65 walks in 32 games."


Gene Schott - Schott pitched in the big leagues for five years, most notably having a 2.97 ERA for a bad Reds team in 1937, but was out of the majors following his age 25 season. MLB Stats: 28-41, 3.72 ERA

Baseball Reference Bullpen: "Gene Schott pitched in the major leagues for five years in the lively ball era. He ranked in the top 10 in the league in ERA in 1937 with a 2.97, but his record was only 4-13 for a team that lost 98 games. The previous year he had gone 11-11. Pitched for Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League in 1934. In January 1937, he and Lee Grissom appeared in a photo rowing a boat over the center field fence in Crosley Field after a rainstorm flooded the field."

Vito Tamulis - A Lithuanian-American starter for the Yankees, Browns, Dodgers, and Phillies, Tamulis went 12-6 after being traded to Brooklyn mid-season in 1938. MLB Stats: 40-28, 3.97 ERA

Baseball Reference Bullpen: "For whatever the reason, Tamulis was then traded by the Yankees to the St. Louis Browns for Harry Davis on December 4, 1937. He immediately went 0-3 for the Browns and on May 20, 1938 he was selected off waivers by the Brooklyn Dodgers from the Browns. Vito would have three good seasons (1938-1940) with the Ebbets Field team, going 29-19 with a 3.77 ERA. He occasionally surfaced among the league leaders during this time, including a 9th-place finish in the 1939 NL with a 3.09 ERA. On November 11, 1940, he was traded by the Dodgers along with Bill Crouch, Mickey Livingston and $100,000 to the Philadelphia Phillies for Kirby Higbe. Tamulis appeared in 18 games for the Phillies, went 0-1 and on May 6, 1941 the Phillies traded him back to the Dodgers for Lee Grissom. Vito appeared in just 12 games for the 1941 Dodgers with no decisions and was traded to the Southern Association Nashville Vols for Tom Drake and Tommy Tatum to complete his whirlwind year."
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1961

Changes
  • Release random prospect - Juan Marichal (Cubs), the #1 prospect in baseball, becomes a free agent, but elects to re-sign with Chicago.
  • Contraction - The Louisville Colonels and Montreal Expos are removed from the National League.
  • Random playoff rule - The Wildcard Game and Division Series will be replaced by a four-team double round robin in each league. The top two teams will make the League Championship Series.
Off-Season
- Boston trades third baseman Dick Gray to the Royals for closer Hersh Freeman and outfielder Joe Christopher.
- Ace Russ Meyer moved from the Red Sox to the Orioles.
- Catcher Joe Torre signed with the Cubs, having formerly been on Louisville.
- Slugger Vic Wertz signed with the Dodgers.

American League East
Baltimore Orioles (92-62)
Philadelphia Athletics (88-66)

Boston Red Sox (84-70)
New York Yankees (70-84)
American League Central
Chicago White Sox (88-66)
Detroit Tigers (81-73)
Cleveland Indians (79-75)
Washington Senators (75-79)
American League West
Kansas City Royals (87-67)
California Angels (71-83)
Minnesota Twins (60-94)
Seattle Mariners (49-105)

AL MVP: Al Kaline (Kansas City)
AL CYA: Jim O'Toole (Kansas City)
AL ROY: Bob Hendley (Boston)
AL RMA: Roy Face (Detroit) (2nd award)
AL MOY: Red Howell (Chicago)

National League East
Philadelphia Phillies (92-62)
Brooklyn Dodgers (85-69)
New York Giants (80-74)
National League Central
Cincinnati Reds (64-90)
Pittsburgh Pirates (57-97)
Durham Bulls (52-102)
National League West
Milwaukee Brewers (98-56)
Atlanta Braves (92-62)

St. Louis Cardinals (84-70)
Chicago Cubs (66-88)

NL MVP: Willie Mays (Milwaukee) (3rd award, 2nd in NL)
NL MOP: Jim Perry (Milwaukee)
NL ROY: Carl Yastrzemski (Pittsburgh)
NL RMA: Claude Osteen (St. Louis)
NL MOY: Joe Kiefer (Philadelphia) (3rd award)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Al Kaline (Kansas City) .318, Earl Battey (Atlanta) .328
Home Runs: Joe Adcock (Chicago) 8, Roy Sievers (Milwaukee) / Duke Snider (Philadelphia) 9
Runs Batted In: Billy Williams (California) 101, Duke Snider (Philadelphia) 126
Stolen Bases: Maury Wills (Baltimore) 64, Orlando Cepeda (Pittsburgh) 47
WAR: Al Kaline (Kansas City) 8.0, Willie Mays (Milwaukee) 9.0

Wins: Jim O'Toole (Kansas City) / Jack Sanford (Chicago) 21, Jack Fisher (St. Louis) / Jim Perry (Milwaukee) 22
ERA: Bob Gibson (Cleveland) 1.76, Jim Perry (Milwaukee) 1.74
Strikeouts: Sandy Koufax (New York) 124, Herb Score (Philadelphia) 173
Saves: Roy Face (Detroit) 36, Don Gross (Milwaukee) 44
WAR: Bob Gibson (Cleveland) 6.7, Juan Marichal (Chicago) 9.3

Notes
- The Orioles surged to the AL East title with fine seasons from Jim Piersall, Maury Wills, Russ Meyer, and Curt Simmons.
- Billy Goodman, Dick Groat, Vada Pinson, and Frank Robinson powered the White Sox to the AL Central title.
- The three NL Central teams had the worst records in the league.
- The Mariners traded veteran ace Warren Spahn to Cincinnati for third baseman Bill Serena.

Achievements & Milestones
- Curt Flood (Brooklyn) and Clint Courtney (Boston) had six-hit games.
- Vinegar Bend Mizell (Milwaukee) and Bob Gibson (Cleveland) threw no-hitters.
- Joe Adcock (White Sox) moved past 400 home runs.
- Robin Roberts (Atlanta) won his 200th game.

Division Series
- Philadelphia and Chicago (four wins) advanced. Baltimore (three wins) and Kansas City (one win) were eliminated.
- Baltimore started the round robin with a bang - scoring five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Royals, 7-6. Felix Mantilla scored Maury Wills for the walk-off hit.
- Whitey Ford (Philadelphia) threw a shutout in the A's first game, downing Chicago 3-0.
- The White Sox beat the Royals in twelve innings, with Billy Goodman driving home Vada Pinson for a 5-4 win.
- Felix Mantilla (Baltimore) had five hits in a 9-8 O's loss to Philadelphia.
- Harmon Killebrew (Kansas City) had two singles and a triple as KC beat Baltimore 12-7.
- Wes Covington (Philadelphia) hit the crucial thirteenth inning sacrifice fly which allowed the A's to beat the Royals 4-3.
- Harry Hooper Jr. (Baltimore) was a homer short of the cycle and scored three times in a 12-5 win over the White Sox.
- Atlanta and Philadelphia (four wins) advanced. Milwaukee (three wins) and Cincinnati (one win) were eliminated.
- Four Reds pitchers combined to shutout the Braves in a tight 1-0 win.
- Don Drysdale (Atlanta) came up big for the Braves, hurling a shutout in a 4-0 win over Milwaukee.
- Milwaukee was defeated twice by division rival Atlanta, and were eliminated despite having the best regular season record.

ALCS
- Chicago defeated Philadelphia, 4 games to 1.
- Dick Groat had thirteen hits and nine RBI in the series.
- Vada Pinson (Chicago) went 4-5 in Game One, which the White Sox won 6-5.
- Bob Hazle (Chicago) clipped the walk-off hit in Game Four, scoring Pinson for an 8-7 White Sox win. Hazle was 4-6 on the day.
- Groat was 5-5 in the series clincher, a 5-2 win for the Pale Hose.
- Pinson was 11-28.
NLCS
- Atlanta defeated Philadelphia, 4 games to 3.
- Felipe Alou picked up twelve hits to win series MVP.
- Don Drysdale (Atlanta) pitched a shutout in Game One, and also drove in the only run of the game, as the Braves won 1-0.
- Ralph Terry (Atlanta) was the shutout man in Game Three, keeping Chicago off the scoreboard despite allowing eleven hits.
- Billy Hoeft (Philadelphia) fired back in Game Four, allowing just one hit over eight innings, as the Phillies won 2-0.
- Duke Snider (Philadelphia) singled, tripled, and homered in a 3-2 Game Six win.
- Ralph Terry threw seven strong innings for the Braves as they won Game Seven 3-1.
- Four consecutive pennants for Atlanta.

World Series
- [B]Chicago defeated Atlanta, 5 games to 4.
- Johnny Edwards was the MVP. The catcher was 10-28 with seven RBI.
- Lou Brock (Atlanta) scored the winning run in the tenth inning of Game One, as the Braves took it, 3-2.
- Robin Roberts (Atlanta) went the distance in Game Four, a 5-2 Atlanta win.
- Dick Groat (Chicago) cracked three doubles for a 6-5 Chicago win in Game Five.
- Jim Bunning (Chicago) threw seven strong innings, winning Game Eight 3-2, and forcing a deciding game back in the Windy City.
- Ray Herbert (Chicago) threw a shutout in the final game, with Bob Hazle (Chicago) scoring the only run, after reaching by being hit by a pitch. Don Drysdale (Atlanta) took the loss despite only allowing three hits and a single run.
- Frank Robinson (Chicago) had twelve hits.
- Herbert and Ted Abernathy (Chicago) both won two games.
- Chicago came back from 4-2 down to win the series.

Retirements
- Ewell Blackwell. 1950, 1953, 1954 NL MOP. One of the dominant pitchers of his generation, leading the NL in strikeouts six times. 11-time All-Star, with rings with Brooklyn in 1945 and the White Sox in 1957. 271-155, 180 ERA+.
- Roy Campanella. Catcher who starred for San Francisco Seals. Nine All-Stars and Silver Sluggers with a ring in 1956. 433 homers and 194 career OPS+, outstanding for a backstop.
- Joe Haynes. Veteran workhorse who pitched for ten big league teams. 305-195 record, with a 136 ERA+. Rings with Minnesota in 1939 and Durham in 1951. Won 25 games for the Seals in 1954.
- Johnny Hetki. 1949 and 1955 NL RMA. 281 career saves, 251 ERA+. Had 0.13 ERA in 71.2 IP in 1957. Nine-time All-Star. Rings in 1954 and 1961.
- Howie Pollet. 1946 NL MOP. Two rings with Giants, one with Seals. 308-206 career record, with a 137 ERA+.

Hall of Fame
FREDERICK CHARLES "FRED" HUTCHINSON
Starting Pitcher
Cleveland Indians 1939-1950, Houston Astros 1951-1952, Brooklyn Dodgers 1953-1957
NL MOP, 8x AS
253-207, 2.22 ERA, 4592.2 IP, 2172 K, 139 ERA+, 152.9 WAR

WALTER JAMES VINCENT "RABBIT" MARANVILLE
Shortstop
Chicago White Sox 1912-1916, Boston Braves 1917-1930
AL MVP, 6x WS, NLCS MVP, 4x AS, 6x GG, 3x SS
.256/.331/.343, 2430 H, 327 2B, 159 3B, 60 HR, 1019 RBI, 1091 BB, 126 SB, 101 OPS+, 107.7 WAR

JOHN ALEXANDER "BID" MCPHEE
Manager
Cincinnati Reds 1901-1903, Chicago White Sox 1905-1924
2x WS, 2x AL MOY
1838-1396, .568 PCT

ZACHARIAH DAVIS "ZACK" WHEAT
Left Fielder
Louisville Colonels 1909-1916, Boston Braves 1917-1923, Providence Angels 1924-1927
NL MOP, NL ROY, 2x WS, 7x AS, 8x SS
.325/.379/.460, 3126 H, 456 2B, 132 3B, 191 HR, 1467 RBI, 800 BB, 188 SB, 148 OPS+, 73.2 WAR

Draft
- The Mariners chose Willie Stargell with the first pick.
- Gaylord Perry went second to Durham.
- Tony Oliva was Pittsburgh's pick at three.
- Tommie Agee went to Minnesota at #4.


Ray Herbert was the winning pitcher in Game Nine of the World Series.


Zack Wheat was elected to the Hall of Fame.
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1962

Changes
  • International relocation - The Seattle Mariners relocate to become the Vancouver Canadians.
  • Change BBs (larger) - Walks will now be twice as common as real life.
  • Award winner rand - 1961 NL Relief Man of the Year Claude Osteen (St. Louis) is randomly assigned to the Boston Red Sox.
Off-Season
- Joe Adcock signed with Brooklyn in free agency.
- Whitey Ford signed with the Dodgers from the Athletics.
- Al Rosen moved from Detroit to Baltimore.

American League East
Philadelphia Athletics (86-68)
Boston Red Sox (83-71)

Baltimore Orioles (82-72)
New York Yankees (75-79)
American League Central
Chicago White Sox (88-66)
Cleveland Indians (78-76)
Washington Senators (77-77)
Detroit Tigers (51-103)
American League West
Kansas City Royals (102-52)
Minnesota Twins (73-81)
California Angels (65-89)
Vancouver Canadians (64-90)

AL MVP: Jim Fregosi (Kansas City)
AL CYA: Jim O'Toole (Kansas City) (2nd award)
AL ROY: Jim Fregosi (Kansas City)
AL RMA: Joe Gibbon (Baltimore)
AL MOY: Satchel Paige (Kansas City)

National League East
Philadelphia Phillies (100-54)
New York Giants (81-73)
Brooklyn Dodgers (71-83)
National League Central
Cincinnati Reds (75-79)
Durham Bulls (70-84)
Pittsburgh Pirates (54-100)
National League West
Milwaukee Brewers (95-59)
St. Louis Cardinals (87-67)

Atlanta Braves (77-77)
Chicago Cubs (60-94)

NL MVP: Norm Cash (Philadelphia)
NL MOP: Jim Kaat (Philadelphia)
NL ROY: Bob Veale (Chicago)
NL RMA: Don Gross (Milwaukee) (2nd award)
NL MOY: Joe Kiefer (Philadelphia) (4th award)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Dick Groat (Chicago) .333, Mickey Mantle (Durham) .317
Home Runs: Wes Covington (Philadelphia) 8, Duke Snider (Philadelphia) / Dick Williams (New York) 8
Runs Batted In: Wes Covington (Philadelphia) 128, Duke Snider (Philadelphia) 129
Stolen Bases: Maury Wills (Baltimore) 78, Orlando Cepeda (Pittsburgh) 51
WAR: Jim Fregosi (Kansas City) 8.8, Richie Ashburn (New York) 6.7

Wins: Jim O'Toole (Kansas City) 27, Jim Kaat (Philadelphia) 21
ERA: Jim O'Toole (Kansas City) 2.48, Don Drysdale (Atlanta) 2.27
Strikeouts: Sandy Koufax (New York) 110, Herb Score (Philadelphia) 169
Saves: Dick Radatz (Kansas City) 31, Don Gross (Milwaukee) 42
WAR: Billy O'Dell (Minnesota) 6.6, Juan Marichal (Chicago) 9.1

Notes
- Al Fregosi, Al Kaline, Harmon Killebrew, Jim O'Toole and Jim McDonald were the key pieces in Kansas City's 102 win team.
- Boston won on the last day of the season to secure the AL Wildcard.
- Duke Snider and Norm Cash formed a one-two punch for the Phillies.
- Claude Osteen (Boston) was converted to a starter, and went 17-16 with a strong 2.82 ERA.

Achievements & Milestones
- Tim McCarver (Minnesota) hit for the cycle.
- Jackie Jensen (Vancouver, 35) and Jim Lemon (Milwaukee, 34) hit their 300th home runs.
- Lou Brissie (Brooklyn, 38), Johnny Antonelli (Washington, 32), and Whitey Ford (Brooklyn, 33) moved past 200 wins.
- Curt Simmons (Baltimore, 33) and Russ Meyer (Baltimore, 38) won game #250.
- Bob Turley (Detroit) walked an astounding 300 batters, to just 48 struck out.

Division Series
- Philadelphia (4 wins) and Kansas City (3 wins) advanced. Chicago (3 wins) and Boston (2 wins) were eliminated.
- John Buzhardt (Philadelphia) started the round robin by shutting out the Royals, 4-0.
- John Tsitouris (Boston) shutout the Royals on a two-hitter, as Boston won 5-0.
- John Roseboro (Kansas City) drove in four runs on a single and a triple in a KC 7-2 win over the A's.
- Wes Covington (Philadelphia) hit a twelfth inning walk-off hit to beat Boston 6-5.
- Cincinnati (5 wins) and St. Louis (3 wins) advanced. Philadelphia (3 wins) and Milwaukee (1 win) were eliminated.
- Denny Lemaster (St. Louis) threw a four-hit shutout to down Cincinnati, 9-0.
- Walt Bond (Cincinnati) knocked home the winning run in a 2-1 win over the Phillies.
- Glen Hobble (Cincinnati) threw a shutout in a 4-0 win over the Phillies.
- Gene Conley (St. Louis) was a magnificent in a two-hit shutout of the Phillies.
- The Reds scraped a 1-0 win over Milwaukee in the final game of the round robin phase.

ALCS
- Kansas City defeated Philadelphia, 4 games to 3.
- Al Kaline was the series MVP.
- Jim Fregosi (Kansas City) drew a bases-loaded walk to win Game One 4-3.
- Jim Pisoni (Philadelphia) was 3-4 with a triple, a homer, and three RBI in a 7-5 Game Six win.
- Game Seven was a blowout, as Kansas City piled on the runs in a 13-1 win, including seven insurance runs in the ninth inning.
- Kansas City last won the pennant in 1953.
NLCS
- St. Louis defeated Cincinnati, 4 games to 1.
- Catcher Johnny Blanchard was series MVP. The catcher drove in eight runs.
- Denny Lemaster (St. Louis) shutout the Reds on four hits to win Game Two, 8-0.
- Don Zimmer (Cincinnati) hit the walk-off sacrifice fly to give the Reds a 9-8 win in Game Three.
- Jack Fisher (St. Louis) won Games One and Five.
- A repeat of the 1952 interstate World Series, which was won by the Cardinals.

World Series
- Kansas City defeated St. Louis, 5 games to 4.
- Mike Cuellar threw two shutouts in the series and a scoreless inning out of the bullpen in Game Nine to win World Series MVP.
- Cuellar pitched a shutout in Game Two, and the Royals scored seven runs to take a 2-0 series lead.
- Jack Fisher (St. Louis) showed his class in Game Five, shutting out the Royals as the Redbirds won 6-0.
- Cuellar threw another shutout in Game Six, allowing just three hits in a 2-0 KC win.
- Game Nine was only settled after eleven innings. Harmon Killebrew (Kansas City) drove home Al Kaline, giving the Royals an 8-7 win.
- Kaline was 14-40 in the series.
- Camilo Pascual (Kansas City) won Games Three and Nine.
- Dick Ellsworth (St. Louis) won Games Two and Eight.
- The first World Series title in Kansas City.

Retirements
- Ted Abernathy. Fine relief man who pitched for 11 big league clubs. 153 career saves, 148 ERA+, nine All-Star games, and three straight Relief Man Awards. Rings in 1954 and 1961.
- Robin Roberts. Important member of Cardinals and Braves dynasties. 206-145 record, 150 ERA+. Two All-Stars, Gold Gloves, and Silver Sluggers. Led NL in ERA in 1950. 1954 NLCS MVP.
- Eddie Robinson. Long-serving Angels fist baseman who led AL in homers in 1947 and 1948. Six All-Star teams, four Silver Sluggers, and a ring with the Braves in 1959. 438 homers and a 141 career OPS+.

Hall of Fame
KENNETH DAVID "KEN" RAFFENSBERGER
Starting Pitcher
Chicago Cubs 1939-1953, Pittsburgh Pirates 1954, San Francisco Seals 1954-1958
2x NL MOP, 3x WS, NLCS MVP, 4x AS
305-241, 3 SV, 2.14 ERA, 5356.1 IP, 1859 K, 141 ERA+, 167.3 WAR

ERNEST DANIEL "ERNIE" WHITE
Starting Pitcher
Washington Senators 1940-1956, Detroit Tigers 1958
2x AL MOP, 3x WS, 8x AS
247-165, 40 SV, 2.19 ERA, 3882.1 IP, 2000 K, 139 ERA+, 111.2 WAR

THEODORE SAMUEL "TED" WILLIAMS
Left Fielder
Philadelphia Athletics 1939-1950, Louisville Colonels 1951, New York Yankees 1952, San Diego Padres 1953, New York Giants 1954-1956, Baltimore Orioles 1957, Kansas City Royals 1958
5x AL MVP, AL ROY, 9x AS, 10x SS
.217/.414/.488, 1823 H, 446 2B, 54 3B, 573 HR, 1422 RBI, 2818 BB, 58 SB, 206 OPS+, 123.6 WAR

LEWIS ROBERT "HACK" WILSON
Center Fielder
Columbus Senators 1923-1925, Cleveland Indians 1926-1932, New York Giants 1933-1934, Minnesota Twins 1935-1939
AL MVP, WS, 12x AS, 13x SS
.216/.312/.467, 1880 H, 263 2B, 108 3B, 567 HR, 1385 RBI, 1209 BB, 27 SB, 163 OPS+, 51.9 WAR

Draft
- Detroit chose Joe Morgan first overall.
- Dick Allen went second to Pittsburgh.
- The Cubs chose Rico Petrocelli at three.
- Rico Carty was Vancouver's choice at four.
- Jim Wynn went fifth to the California Angels.
- Brooklyn opted for Rusty Staub at #7.
- The Yankees picked Mickey Lolich tenth.
- Denny McLain went to Washington at eleven.
- Pete Rose slipped to the Braves at #12.
- The Giants drafted Tommy John with the thirteenth pick.


Mike Cuellar was World Series MVP.


Wes Covington led the American League in homers and RBI.
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Changes
  • Swap two team best - Outfielders Earl Robinson (Cleveland) and Willie Mays (Cleveland) are traded for each other.
  • 3 less fan loyalty - Durham's fan loyalty is reduced to 0 from 2.
  • Shorten schedule - The schedule will now be 142 games long.
Off-Season
- Joe Adcock signed with the Cubs in free agency.
- Eddie Mathews moved from the Pirates to the Reds.
- Center fielder Jim Piersall moved from the Orioles to the Philadelphia Athletics.

American League East
New York Yankees (75-67)
Boston Red Sox (72-70)
Philadelphia Athletics (72-70)
Baltimore Orioles (61-81)
American League Central
Cleveland Indians (85-57)
Chicago White Sox (81-61)

Washington Senators (73-69)
Detroit Tigers (54-88)
American League West
Kansas City Royals (87-55)
California Angels (69-73)
Vancouver Canadians (66-76)
Minnesota Twins (57-85)

AL MVP: Willie McCovey (Vancouver) (2nd award)
AL CYA: John Buzhardt (Philadelphia)
AL ROY: Mike Cuellar (Kansas City)
AL RMA: Tony Balsamo (Chicago)
AL MOY: Satchel Paige (Kansas City) (2nd award)

National League East
New York Giants (98-44)
Philadelphia Phillies (81-61)
Brooklyn Dodgers (68-74)
National League Central
Durham Bulls (58-84)
Pittsburgh Pirates (57-85)
Cincinnati Reds (56-86)
National League West
Milwaukee Brewers (86-56)
Atlanta Braves (84-58)

St. Louis Cardinals (68-74)
Chicago Cubs (54-88)

NL MVP: Curt Flood (Brooklyn)
NL MOP: Don Drysdale (Atlanta) (3rd award)
NL ROY: Mike White (New York)
NL RMA: Don Gross (Milwaukee) (3rd award)
NL MOY: Arlie Tarbert (New York) (2nd award, 1st in NL)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Harvey Kuenn (Washington) .343, Lou Brock (Atlanta) .369
Home Runs: Willie McCovey (Vancouver) 12, Eddie Mathews (Cincinnati) 14
Runs Batted In: Joe Pepitone (Vancouver) 115, Ed Bouchee (New York) 109
Stolen Bases: Willie Davis (California) 77, Gary Geiger (Atlanta) 48
WAR: Joe Cunningham (California) 6.5, Curt Flood (Brooklyn) 8.1

Wins: John Buzhardt (Philadelphia) / Phil Ortega (Chicago) 21, Don Drysdale (Atlanta) 21
ERA: Wilbur Wood (Boston) 2.94, Cal McLish (Cincinnati) 2.61
Strikeouts: Bob Gibson (Cleveland) 111, Sam McDowell (New York) 181
Saves: Tom Butters (Washington) 36, Jim Owens (Atlanta) 44
WAR: John Buzhardt (Philadelphia) 6.5, Don Drysdale (Atlanta) 9.5

Notes
- Willie Mays, Jim Pagliaroni, Matty Alou, and Bob Gibson led Cleveland to the postseason.
- Mike Cuellar was still rookie-eligible despite winning World Series MVP last year.
- Dick Williams, Richie Ashburn, and Ed Bouchee were key members of the Giants' strong lineup.
- The Pirates lost their last fourteen games of the season, blowing their shot at winning the division.
- The Bulls made the postseason despite barely winning 40% of their games.

Achievements & Milestones
- Curt Flood (Brooklyn), Roger Maris (Cleveland), and Floyd Robinson (Vancouver) all had six hit games.
- Roger Maris (Cleveland) hit for the cycle.
- Herb Score (Phillies), Chuck Estrada (Washington), and Ralph Terry (Atlanta) threw no-hitters.
- Duke Snider (Phillies, 36) picked up his 2000th hit.

Division Series
- New York (5 wins) and Kansas City (4 wins) advanced. Cleveland (3 wins) and Chicago (0 wins) were eliminated.
- Jim Fregosi (Kansas City) drove in Al Kaline to give the Royals a 2-1 win over the Yankees in the tenth inning of the first round robin game.
- Cleveland won their first game as a pitchers duel was broken up in the ninth inning. Don Buford singled, Willie Mays doubled, Frank Howard was intentionally walked, and then Roger Maris hit the walk-off single for a 1-0 win over the White Sox.
- Marv Throneberry (New York) drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eleventh inning against Cleveland, to win the game 5-4.
- Bobby Del Greco (New York) drove a ball into center field with two outs in the bottom of the eleventh inning to give the Yanks a 10-9 win over the White Sox.
- Jim O'Toole (Kansas City) finished the round with a shutout of the hapless White Sox. Vic Wertz had four hits for the Royals.
- Atlanta and New York (4 wins) advanced. Durham (3 wins) and Milwaukee (1 win) were eliminated.
- Tony Taylor (Atlanta) had a five hit game as the Braves started the postseason with a 10-2 win over Milwaukee.
- Pinch-hitter Lou Brock (Atlanta) drove in two runs on a walk-off hit as the Braves downed the Giants, 8-7.
- Vic Power (Durham) was 4-5 with two doubles and a triple as the Bulls beat the Braves 11-6.
- Jim Perry (Milwaukee) threw a six-hit shutout against the Giants in a 2-0 win.
- Ralph Terry (Atlanta) threw a magnificent no-hitter in Milwaukee in a 5-0 Braves win.
- The Braves rallied from the brink of possible elimination, scoring nine times in the ninth frame against the Giants, winning 11-3. Felipe Alou had two RBI hits in the inning.
- Gary Geiger (Atlanta) drove in ten runs.

ALCS
- Kansas City defeated New York, 4 games to 1.
- Al Kaline cracked seven hits to win series MVP.
- Bob Sadowski (Kansas City) sealed the series win with a two-hit shutout in Game Five, a 5-0 Royals win.
- Sadowski took the win in Games One and Five.
- The Royals also won back-to-back pennants in 1952 and 1953.
NLCS
- Atlanta defeated New York, 4 games to 3.
- MVP Felipe Alou had eleven hits in the series.
- The Giants rallied from being 8-1 down after six innings in Game One, scoring two in the seventh, four in the eighth, and two in the ninth to win 9-8. Don Lock hit the winning single for the G-Men.
- Mike White and Richie Ashburn (New York) both had two RBI hits in the top of the tenth inning of Game Six, sending the series to a deciding game in a 7-3 win.
- Norm Siebern (Atlanta) had the series-winning hit, a 13th inning RBI single, bringing home Clem Labine for a 4-3 Braves win.
- Atlanta won the pennant for the fourth time in five years.

World Series
- Kansas City defeated Atlanta, 5 games to 3.
- Roberto Clemente was series MVP. He was 12-30 with ten RBI.
- Dick Gray (Kansas City) scored four times in a 6-1 Game Three win.
- Earl Francis (Atlanta) threw a shutout in Game Six, and his teammates piled on eight runs for the Braves win.
- Lee Thomas (Kansas City) scored the go-ahead in the top of the ninth inning of Game Eight, and Dick Radatz closed the game out for a 7-6 KC win.
- Catcher John Roseboro had twelve hits for the Royals, while Jerry Lumpe drove in ten runs.
- Bob Sadowski (Kansas City) won Games Two and Five.
- Back-to-back championships for KC.

Retirements
- Don Newcombe. Hurler who labored for bad teams in Cincinnati and Minnesota. 165-175 and a 99+ ERA.
- Jerry Priddy. Yankees and Brewers second baseman. Six-time All-Star and Silver Slugger, seven-time Gold Glove winner. 122 OPS+ over long career. Ring in 1953.
- Pee Wee Reese. Five-time Gold Glover at shortstop. 92 career OPS+ but very good all-around player nonetheless. Ring in 1954 with St. Louis.
- Johnny Schmitz. Tigers ace who was 1942 and 1950 AL Cy Young winner and 1947 WS MVP. Six-time All-Star with 325-248 record and 136 ERA+. Two rings.
- Warren Spahn. Veteran ace for Indians, Athletics, Seals, and others. Only three All-Stars, but a 278-244 record and a 111 ERA+.
- Vic Wertz. 1951 NL MVP, 1956 ALCS MVP. Braves and Red Sox slugger who totaled 440 career homers. Three-time NL batting champ with a 155 OPS+. Ring with the Royals this year.

Hall of Fame
MARVIN HOWARD "MARV" BREUER
Starting Pitcher
Washington Senators 1939-1955, San Francisco Seals 1956-1957, Montreal Expos 1958, Minnesota Twins 1959
5x AL CYA, 4x WS, 2x WS MVP, NLCS MVP, ALDS MVP, 8x AS
354-206, 2.17 ERA, 5300.1 IP, 1960 K, 150 ERA+, 165.7 WAR

CHARLES HERBERT "CHUCK" KLEIN
Outfielder
Minnesota Twins 1928-1932, New York Giants 1933-1934, Texas Rangers 1935-1941
2x AL MVP, AL ROY, 6x AS, 6x SS
.232/.326/.504, 1417 H, 287 2B, 24 3B, 442 HR, 1060 RBI, 865 BB, 16 SB, 189 OPS+, 58.3 WAR

STANLEY FRANK "STAN" MUSIAL
Center Fielder
Durham Bulls 1941-1956, Montreal Expos 1957, St. Louis Cardinals 1958
WS, NL ROY, 7x AS, 2x SS
.213/.337/.442, 1917 H, 563 2B, 84 3B, 445 HR, 1341 RBI, 1670 BB, 45 SB, 166 OPS+, 131.7 WAR

HENRY JOHN "HANK" SAUER
Outfielder
Texas Rangers 1941-1943, Brooklyn Dodgers 1944-1949, St. Louis Cardinals 1950-1953, Chicago Cubs 1954-1956, New York Giants 1957, Philadelphia Athletics 1958, Seattle Mariners 1959
2x NL MVP, 2x WS, NLCS MVP, 6x AS, 5x SS
.190/.312/.471, 1669 H, 348 2B, 32 3B, 684 HR, 1702 RBI, 1535 BB, 1 SB, 171 OPS+, 93.6 WAR

Draft
- Detroit picked pitcher Bill Singer first overall.
- Phil Niekro went second to the Cubs.
- Cincinnati used the third selection on Paul Blair.
- Adolfo Phillips went to Cincinnati at #4.
- The Twins picked Tony Conigliaro fifth.
- Tony Perez went to Durham, sixth overall.


Roberto Clement won World Series MVP.


Curt Flood was the National League's Most Valuable Player.
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Changes
  • Retire random 4*+ - 21-year-old ace Sam McDowell (NY Giants) retires.
  • Change rotation size (larger) - teams will now use a six-man rotation
  • 20 years later stats - Statistical baselines will jump forward 20 years from where they were. The 1964 season will be based on 1932.
Off-Season
- Slugger Joe Adcock moved from the Cubs to the Dodgers.
- Ace Johnny Antonelli moved from the Senators to the White Sox in free agency.
- Eddie Mathews signed with the Durham Bulls.
- Veteran Billy Pierce signed on with the Philadelphia Athletics.

American League East
Philadelphia Athletics (84-58)
Boston Red Sox (80-62)

New York Yankees (71-71)
Baltimore Orioles (50-92)
American League Central
Cleveland Indians (92-50)
Chicago White Sox (79-63)
Detroit Tigers (56-86)
Washington Senators (56-86)
American League West
Kansas City Royals (83-59)
Minnesota Twins (72-70)
California Angels (69-73)
Vancouver Canadians (60-82)

AL MVP: Willie Mays (Cleveland) (4th award, 2nd in AL)
AL CYA: Wilbur Wood (Boston)
AL ROY: Tony Conigliaro (Minnesota)
AL RMA: Ron Piche (Philadelphia)
AL MOY: Tony Stiles (Cleveland) (4th award)

National League East
Philadelphia Phillies (82-60)
Brooklyn Dodgers (70-72)
New York Giants (65-77)
National League Central
Durham Bulls (66-76)
Pittsburgh Pirates (63-79)
Cincinnati Reds (50-92)
National League West
St. Louis Cardinals (91-51)
Milwaukee Brewers (82-60)

Atlanta Braves (74-68)
Chicago Cubs (67-75)

NL MVP: Dick McAuliffe (Milwaukee)
NL MOP: Jim Kaat (Philadelphia)
NL ROY: Sonny Siebert (St. Louis)
NL RMA: Bill Miller (St. Louis)
NL MOY: Joe Kiefer (Philadelphia) (5th award)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Willie Stargell (Vancouver) .369, Dick Allen (Pittsburgh) .349
Home Runs: Tony Conigliaro (Minnesota) 28, Norm Cash (Philadelphia) 25
Runs Batted In: Willie Mays (Cleveland) 156, Dick Allen (Pittsburgh) 125
Stolen Bases: Sonny Jackson (New York) 75, Orlando Cepeda (Pittsburgh) 45
WAR: Joe Cunningham (California) 7.3, Pete Runnels (St. Louis) 5.8

Wins: Mickey Lolich (New York) / Frank Sullivan (Cleveland) 19, Wally Bunker (Philadelphia) 19
ERA: Wilbur Wood (Boston) 3.12, Barry Latman (Milwaukee) 3.05
Strikeouts: Bob Gibson (Cleveland) 74, Herb Score (Philadelphia) 106
Saves: Ron Piche (Philadephia) 38, Bill Miller (St. Louis) 33
WAR: Frank Sullivan (Cleveland) 6.2, Jim Kaat (Philadelphia) 7.6

Notes
- Willie Mays led the Indians to the best record in baseball.
- The Red Sox beat the Tigers on the last day of the season to secure the AL Wildcard.
- Durham made the playoffs despite having the seventh best record of the ten NL teams.
- The Braves slumped from the NL pennant to missing the playoffs.
- Atlanta traded Felipe Alou and Tito Francona to the Yankees for Joe Horlen, Lou Klimchok, and Hank Aguirre.
- The Cubs traded Granny Hamner to Cleveland for two minor leaguers.

Achievements & Milestones
- Ken Boyer (California) had a three homer day.
- Willie McCovey (Vancouver), Ed Bouchee (NY Giants), Tony Gonzalez (Athletics), and Matty Alou (Cleveland) all had six hits in a game.
- Tony Gonzalez (Athletics), Billy Williams (California), Matty Alou (Cleveland), and Jim Fregosi (Kansas City) hit for the cycle.
- Granny Hamner (Cubs) passed 2000 hits.
- Ernie Banks (Baltimore) hit his 300th homer.
- Eddie Mathews (Durham) joined the 400 home run club.
- Cal McLish (Vancouver) became the 17th man to win 300 games.

Division Series
- Philadelphia (4 wins) and Boston (3 wins) advanced. Kansas City (3 wins) and Cleveland (2 wins) were eliminated.
- John Buzhardt (Philadelphia) started the ALDS with a shutout of the Red Sox.
- Knuckleballer Wilbur Wood (Boston) was masterful in the return matchup, allowing only two hits in a 7-0 win.
- Alex Johnson (Kansas City) had a 4-5 day as the Royals beat Cleveland 11-3.
- Granny Hamner (Cleveland) knocked in the winning walk-off hit against the Red Sox for a 3-2 11-inning win.
- Jim Ray Hart (Boston) drove in Luis Aparicio to beat the Royals 4-3.
- Wes Covington (Philadelphia) had the game-winning hit for the A's against the Indians in a 4-3 win.
- The Athletics beat the Royals 6-5 in the final round robin game to secure their place in the ALCS.
- Joe Christopher (Boston) drove in nine ALDS runs.
- Milwaukee and Philadelphia (4 wins) advanced. Durham and St. Louis (2 wins) were eliminated.
- Denny Lemaster (St. Louis) and Gaylord Perry (Durham) battled hard, with the Cards winning the pitching duel 2-1.
- Wally Bunker (Philadelphia) threw eight scoreless innings as the Phils beat Durham 3-0.
- Mickey Mantle (Durham) went 3-4 with a double, a triple, two walks, and three RBI as the Bulls beat Philadelphia 9-5.
- Sonny Siebert (St. Louis) threw a shutout to beat the Phillies 6-0.
- Gail Harris (Milwaukee) drove in Dick Kokos for a 3-2 win against the Bulls.
- The Phillies came back from 3-0 down to beat the Cardinals 4-3 and advance to the NLCS.
- Vic Davalillo (Milwaukee) had twelve hits and six RBI in round robin play.

ALCS
- Philadelphia defeated Boston, 4 games to 2.
- Deron Johnson was series MVP. He had six hits and eight RBI.
- Rookie Roger Repoz (Boston) hit a go-ahead single in the tenth inning of Game Four. Boston won 6-5.
- Chuck Hinton and Russ Snyder (Boston) scored in the top of the ninth inning for a 4-3 Red Sox comeback win in Game Five.
- Jim Pisoni (Philadelphia) bashed two grand slams as the A's sealed the series win with a 15-2 Game Six thrashing.
- Chet Nichols won Games Two and Six.
NLCS
- Milwaukee defeated Philadelphia, 4 games to 3.
- Dick McAulliffe was the series MVP, cracking 14 hits in the series.
- Vinegar Bend Mizell (Milwaukee) won a pitchers' duel in Game Three, as the Brewers beat the Phils 1-0. McAuliffe hit the only home run of the game.
- McAuliffe and Earl Robinson (Milwaukee) both went 4-5 in a 12-3 Brew Crew win in Game Five.
- Tony Kubek (Milwaukee) had a four hit, two double, six RBI day in Game Seven, as the Brewers won the pennant with an 11-4 victory.
- Vinegar Bend Mizell took the victory for Milwaukee in Games Three and Seven.
- Milwaukee last won the pennant in 1953.

World Series
- Philadelphia defeated Milwaukee, 5 games to 3.
- Deron Johnson was series MVP. He went 14-36 with 10 RBI.
- Dick Brown and Dick McAuliffe (Milwaukee) drove in runs in the bottom of the tenth inning of Game Two to give the Brewers a 4-3 win.
- Jim Perry (Milwaukee) threw a shutout as he out-dueled Jerry Lane 1-0 in Game Three.
- Earl Robinson (Milwaukee) singled, doubled, and tripled for three RBI in a 9-7 Game Four win.
- Jim Piersall (Philadelphia) collected four hits as the A's won Game Five, 10-2.
- Eddie Yost (Philadelphia) hit a series-winning walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game Eight, for a 3-2 Philadelphia win.
- Philadelphia won four straight games after being down 3-1.
- Tony Gonzalez (Philadelphia) had ten hits.
- John Buzhardt (Philadelphia) won Games One and Five.
- The first world title for the Athletics since their return to Philly. The Philadelphia A's (now the Kansas City Royals) won the World Series in 1909.

Retirements
- Larry Doby. 1950 AL MVP. African-American pioneer in the big leagues. Five-time All-Star and two time Silver Slugger in center field. Outstanding 151 career OPS+. Part-time member of '64 A's champion.
- Randy Jackson. Fine Pirates third baseman who made three All-Star teams and won three Silver Sluggers. 125 career OPS+, at key defensive position, but only played eleven seasons as a starter.
- Russ Meyer. Veteran ace for Pirates, Red Sox, and others. 263-180 record with a 136 ERA+. Three All-Star games.

Hall of Fame
JOSEPH LOWELL "JOE" GORDON
Second Baseman
Durham Bulls 1938-1953, Detroit Tigers 1954-1955, Toronto Blue Jays 1956-1957, San Francisco Seals 1958, Brooklyn Dodgers 1959, Detroit Tigers 1960
WS, NL ROY, 11x AS, 2x GG, 10x SS
.193/.300/.401, 2266 H, 586 2B, 57 3B, 584 HR, 1760 RBI, 1819 BB, 131 SB, 136 OPS+, 127.3 WAR

HUBERT BENJAMIN "DUTCH" LEONARD
Starting Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles 1913-1916, Cleveland Indians 1917-1928
3x AL MOP, 4x WS, 8x AS
270-159, 8 SV, 2.59 ERA, 4120.1 IP, 2126 K, 127 ERA+, 92.5 WAR

JOHN JOSEPH MCGRAW
Third Baseman
Baltimore Orioles 1901-1916
9x AS, 8x SS
.312/.453/.374, 1921 H, 219 2B, 71 3B, 7 HR, 638 RBI, 1301 BB, 362 SB, 147 OPS+, 68.8 WAR

HERBERT JEFFERIS "HERB" PENNOCK
Starting Pitcher
Pittsburgh Pirates 1912-1916, Chicago White Sox 1917-1931
WS, 2x AS, 2x GG
330-226, 8 SV, 2.63 ERA, 5416 IP, 2256 K, 117 ERA+, 94.3 WAR

Draft
- The Reds selected Fergie Jenkins with the first pick in the draft.
- Steve Carlton went second to Baltimore.
- Detroit picked Davey Johnson at three.
- #4 was Ken Henderson to Washington.
- Vancouver chose Roy White fifth.
- Catfish Hunter went to Durham at eight.


Jim Kaat won the NL Most Outstanding Pitcher Award.


Dick McAuliffe was National League and NLCS MVP.

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Off-Season
- Pittsburgh traded Orlando Cepeda to the Phillies for Herb Score.
- The Brewers traded ace Cal McLish to Vancouver for George Thomas and a minor league pitcher.
- The Cubs traded Phil Niekro to Brooklyn for third baseman Rich Rollins.
- First baseman Pete Runnels moved from St. Louis to Milwaukee in free agency.
- Eddie Yost left the world champion A's for Vancouver.

American League East
New York Yankees (92-46)
Boston Red Sox (70-68)
Philadelphia Athletics (61-77)
Baltimore Orioles (50-88)
American League Central
Cleveland Indians (91-47)
Chicago White Sox (80-58)

Washington Senators (64-74)
Detroit Tigers (49-89)
American League West
Kansas City Royals (83-55)
Minnesota Twins (69-69)
California Angels (64-74)
Vancouver Canadians (55-83)

AL MVP: Jim Fregosi (Kansas City) (2nd award)
AL CYA: Frank Sullivan (Cleveland)
AL ROY: Curt Blefary (Kansas City)
AL RMA: Jim Golden (Minnesota)
AL MOY: Satchel Paige (Kansas City) (3rd award)

National League East
New York Giants (84-54)
Philadelphia Phillies (75-63)

Brooklyn Dodgers (57-81)
National League Central
Cincinnati Reds (69-69)
Pittsburgh Pirates (65-73)
Durham Bulls (56-82)
National League West
Atlanta Braves (86-52)
Milwaukee Brewers (69-69)
Chicago Cubs (67-71)
St. Louis Cardinals (62-76)

NL MVP: Elston Howard (Philadelphia)
NL MOP: Tommy John (New York)
NL ROY: Bill Hands (Chicago)
NL RMA: Larry Miller (Chicago)
NL MOY: Fred Frink (Atlanta) (3rd award)

Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Nellie Fox (New York) .324, Elston Howard (Philadelphia) .321
Home Runs: Willie McCovey (Vancouver) 12, Larry Elliot (New York) / Mickey Mantle (Durham) / Carl Yastrzemski (Pittsburgh) 8
Runs Batted In: Willie Mays (Cleveland) 123, Gary Geiger (Atlanta) 103
Stolen Bases: Joe Morgan (Detroit) 92, Orlando Cepeda (Philadelphia) 59
WAR: Jim Fregosi (Kansas City) 8.2, Ed Bouchee (New York) 5.4

Wins: Mike Cuellar (Kansas City) / Bob Friend (Kansas City) 18, Don Drysdale (Atlanta) 19
ERA: Wilbur Wood (Boston) 2.74, Tommy John (New York) 2.73
Strikeouts: Mickey Lolich (New York) 91, Herb Score (Pittsburgh) 122
Saves: Bob Locker (New York) 30, Bob Miller (Pittsburgh) 36
WAR: Billy O'Dell (Minnesota) 6.4, Don Drysdale (Atlanta) 7.0

Notes
- Mickey Lolich and Sandy Koufax led the Yankees rotation that topped the AL in run prevention.
- Willie Mays had another great season for the Indians, but would miss the ALDS with a wrist injury.
- The Braves returned to the postseason with great seasons from Pete Rose, Earl Battey, and Don Drysdale.

Achievements & Milestones
- Willie McCovey (Vancouver), Luis Aparicio (Boston), and Bobby Richardson (Boston) had six hit days.
- Jim Landis (St. Louis), Curt Blefary (Kansas City), Bobby Richardson (Boston), and Donn Clendenon (Cincinnati) all hit for the cycle. Richardson's cycle and six-hit game were the same contest.
- Ray Herbert (White Sox, 35), Bob Friend (Kansas City, 34), and Frank Sullivan (Cleveland, 35) all won their 200th games.
- Elston Howard (Phillies) tied the single season record by hitting 34 triples.
- Joe Morgan (Detroit) set a record by stealing 92 bases. Donie Bush in 1911 is the only other player to steal even 80 bases in a year.

Division Series
- Chicago and Kansas City (4 wins) advanced. Cleveland (3 wins) and New York (1 win) were eliminated.
- Johnny Edwards (Chicago) cracked three doubles in a 5-3 win over Cleveland.
- Harmon Killebrew (Kansas City) hit two homers as KC beat the Indians 10-1.
- Johnny Antonelli (Chicago) threw a three-hitter in a 2-0 win over the Yankees.
- Mike Cuellar (Kansas City) allowed only one hit as the Royals beat the White Sox 7-2.
- Ray Washburn (Cleveland) had a big game for the Tribe, going the distance and winning 7-0 against Chicago.
- Jim Fregosi (Kansas City) went 12-26 in the series, while Harmon Killebrew (Kansas City) was 9-25 with 11 RBI.
- Atlanta and New York (4 wins) advanced. Cincinnati and Philadelphia (2 wins) were eliminated.
- Don Drysdale (Atlanta) threw a two-hitter in the first game of the round robin, as the Braves beat the Giants 6-1.
- Art Shamsky (Atlanta) was a single short of the cycle in a 7-2 win at the Phillies.
- Don Clendenon (Cincinnati) was 10-24 with five doubles.
- Jim McGlothin (New York) saved all four Giants wins in the series.

ALCS
- Kansas City defeated Chicago, 4 games to 3.
- Harmon Killebrew won series MVP, going 12-34 with 12 RBI.
- Game Two saw the Royals take a 6-4 lead in the top of the 11th, but the White Sox came roaring back, with Frank Robinson (Chicago) hitting a two-run walk-off hit in the bottom half to win the game 7-6. Dick Groat (Chicago) was 4-5 with two doubles.
- Jim O'Toole (Kansas City) leveled the series at 2-2 with a three-hit shutout in Game Four.
- Alex Johnson (Kansas City) came up with the walk-off hit to give the Royals a 7-6 Game Five victory.
- The Royals won the series with a ferocious comeback. Trailing 7-0 after four innings, KC scored one in the fifth, three in the sixth, one in the seventh and eighth, and then two in the ninth to win 8-7. Curt Blefary (Kansas City) drew a walk to end the series.
- Alex Johnson had 15 hits in the series.
- Dick Groat (Chicago) went 14-39.
- The Royals have won three of the last four AL pennants.
NLCS
- New York defeated Atlanta, 4 games to 3.
- Don Lock was the series MVP. He had nine hits in the series.
- Jack Kralick (New York) beat Don Drysdale (Atlanta) in Game One, as the Giants won 3-0.
- Lock hit a walk-off homer in Game Three, as the Giants won 1-0. Joe Horlen (Atlanta) and Tommy John (New York) had battled hard for most of the game, before Lock came up with the key hit.
- Norm Siebern (Atlanta) had all five RBI as the Braves won Game Four 5-3.
- Ed Bouchee (New York) walked off Game Six with a key single against Karl Spooner (Atlanta), to give the Giants the 4-3 win.
- Tommy John (New York) took the win in a pitchers' duel in Game Seven, with Larry Elliot (New York) scoring the only run of the game in the third inning.
- Norm Siebern (Atlanta) finished the series with 11 total RBI.
- The Giants last won the pennant in 1950.
- The ALCS and NLCS set up a rematch of the 1948 World Series, which was won by the Giants.

World Series
- Kansas City defeated New York, 5 games to 2.
- Harmon Killebrew was the MVP. "Killer" went 11-28 with five RBI.
- Jim O'Toole (Kansas City) showed his class in Game Two, shutting out the Giants in a 4-0 win.
- Pinch hitter Gus Bell (Kansas City) cracked the go-ahead hit in Game Three, as the Royals won 4-3.
- Mike White (New York) went 4-5 with two doubles in Game Four, but his Giants lost 7-6 in ten innings.
- Dick Williams (New York) hit a three-run homer as the Giants won Game Five 5-2.
- Mike Cuellar (Kansas City) sealed the championship with a complete game shutout in a 5-0 Royals win.
- Jerry Lumpe (Kansas City) had ten hits.
- Mel Stottlemyre (New York) won Games One and Five.
- The Royals won their third title in four years.
- The AL has won six straight World Series.

Retirements
- Harvey Haddix. Lefty starter with 166-143 career record, and 128 ERA+. Two All-Star games.
- Ted Kluszewski. 1949, 1951, 1953 AL MVP. Dominating slugger who won four Triple Crowns. 577 career homers, 167 OPS+, twelve All-Stars, and ten Silver Sluggers.
- Cass Michaels. Veteran shortstop who won five Gold Gloves, three Silver Sluggers and three All-Stars. 106 career OPS+.
- Al Rosen. Hard-hitting third baseman for Yankees and Tigers. 343 career homers, 160 OPS+, ten All-Stars, four Silver Sluggers.

Hall of Fame
EWELL BLACKWELL
Starting Pitcher
Texas Rangers 1943, Brooklyn Dodgers 1944-1954, Chicago White Sox 1955-1957, Louisville Colonels 1958-1960, Cincinnati Reds 1961
3x NL MOP, 2x WS, ALDS MVP, 11x AS
271-155, 2.12 ERA, 4341.2 IP, 2388 K, 180 ERA+, 178.4 WAR

ROY CAMPANELLA
Catcher
Colorado Rockies 1948-1950, San Francisco Seals 1951-1957, Houston Astros 1958, New York Yankees 1959, California Angels 1960-1961
WS, AL ROY, NLDS MVP, 9x AS, 9x SS
.222/.362/.510, 1235 H, 270 2B, 20 3B, 433 HR, 1103 RBI, 1213 BB, 32 SB, 194 OPS+, 110.9 WAR

MELVIN THOMAS "MEL" OTT
Right Fielder
Boston Red Sox 1926-1932, Chicago White Sox 1933-1934, New York Yankees 1935-1943, Brooklyn Dodgers 1944-1945, Louisville Colonels 1946, Minnesota Twins 1947
AL MVP, 3x WS, 5x AS, 11x GG, 5x SS
.200/.328/.374, 1977 H, 324 2B, 68 3B, 421 HR, 1208 RBI, 1919 BB, 43 SB, 143 OPS+, 119.8 WAR

HOWARD JOSEPH "HOWIE" POLLET
Starting Pitcher
New York Giants 1941-1953, San Francisco Seals 1954-1956, St. Louis Cardinals 1957, Durham Bulls 1958-1960, Cincinnati Reds 1961, Durham Bulls 1961, California Angels 1961
NL MOP, 3x WS, 3x AS
308-206, 2 SV, 2.30 ERA, 4954.1 IP, 2056 K, 137 ERA+, 142.9 WAR

Draft
- The Tigers chose Reggie Smith with the first pick.
- Dick Dietz went second to Baltimore.
- Vancouver picked Nolan Ryan at #3.
- Durham chose Don Sutton fourth.
- Sal Bando was the eighth pick for the Washington Senators.


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  • Add minor league - AA ball is re-established.

Nooooooooo! There's no A's.
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  • Retire random prospect - Reliever Bucky Jacobs (NY Yankees), the #37 prospect in baseball, retires at 25.
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