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Wednesday, 5/1/1918
Wednesday 5/1/1918: Cleveland's Donaldson earns Pitcher of the Month award
Winner of this months American League Pitcher of the Month award is Cleveland's John Donaldson. He struck out 39 hitters in his 7 starts, putting together a record of 6-0 while pitching 39 innings. His ERA in April was 1.86. Harry Krause couldn't have pitched much better than he did in April, and the National League thought so as well, naming the southpaw Pitcher of the Month. He had an ERA of just 1.03 in 61 innings of work in which he struck out 22 hitters. His record in April is 3-3. Harry fired two shutouts!
 
Wednesday 5/1/1918: Detroit's Heilmann earns Batter of the Month award
It's the 2nd time that the American League Batter of the Month award goes to Detroit's first baseman Harry Heilmann. In 104 at bats he hit .394 with 1 HR and 24 RBI. Joe Jackson of New York (N) wins his 1st Batter of the Month award for putting up the best numbers in the National League. Joe pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .388 with 1 and 16 RBI while slugging .541.
 
Monday 4/29/1918: Boston (N)'s Karger wins Player of the Week award
The American League's best player of the week was Philadelphia (A)'s Whitey Witt, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. Whitey went 11 for 22 (.500), while hitting 1 HR and collecting 5 RBI. Ed Karger of Boston (N) wins his 6th Player of the Week award for dominating National League's hitters the entire week. Karger was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50. Along the way he struck out 8 in 18 innings. He hurled a shutout as well.
 
Saturday 4/27/1918: George Kaiserling (DET) will miss 4-5 weeks
DETROIT - When it rains, it pours. Detroit's right-hander George Kaiserling will not pitch for at least 4-5 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. He suffered a serious injury in a game against Boston (A) where he left the field in the 9th inning. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Ruptured Elbow Ligament which will require surgery. George has a record of 2-3 this season, with an ERA of 4.23. In 44.2 Innings he was able to strike out 5 batters. George has pitched one shutout and 3 complete games.
 
Monday 4/22/1918: New York (N)'s Danforth wins Player of the Week award
Marty O'toole of Philadelphia (A) wins his 1st Player of the Week award for dominating American League's hitters the entire week. Marty went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50, while fanning 6 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. New York (N)'s pitcher Dave Danforth had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Player of the Week. Danforth was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 1.00. Along the way he struck out 5 in 18 innings. He was able to complete both starts of the week. Opposing players hit .227 against Dave this season. While posting an ERA of 2.40 he went 5-0 in 5 starts, fanning 14 and walking 11 hitters. He's 10th in the National League in ERA and 1st in wins!
 
Sunday 4/21/1918: Jim St.vrain earns 300th career win
NEW YORK (A) - New York (A)'s southpaw Jim St.vrain already had some highlights in his career, and today he added a historic one as he picked up his 300th career win. St.vrain allowed 0 earned runs while striking out 5 and walking 1 in 9 innings of work. He has enmassed 3531 K's in 4496 career innings so far, and posts a 1.91 lifetime ERA. He set a career high with 30 wins in 1912. St.vrain won 20 or more games a season 7 times. 'I'm out of words. I'll probably realize it tomorrow, but for now I'm done.' It's no secret that he will one day be in the Hall of Fame! The number he has put up are well worth it.
 
Saturday 4/20/1918: Ed Karger fires 2-hitter against New York (N)
BOSTON (N) - Ed Karger had his best stuff going, and New York (N) hitters were chanceless. Boston (N)'s left-hander fired a 2-hitter, his 1st shutout of the season. 'I didn't feel that I had good stuff while warming up. But it got better the more I threw the ball. I guess I was lucky.' Karger (2-3) struck out none and walked 1, throwing 57 of 102 pitches for strikes. The hitting star for Boston (N) was catcher Bill Killefer, he collected 1 hit in 4 trips to the plate, and driving in 2 runs. Boston (N) scored 3 runs on 8 hits.
 
Wednesday 4/17/1918: Claude Hendrix shuts out Washington on 2 hits
WASHINGTON - All you need to win is a dominating pitching performance. And New York (A)'s Claude Hendrix did so today, in a 2-hit shutout against Washington. Hendrix (2-1) fanned 3 and walked 1, throwing 106 pitches. 'I felt early that I was on top of my game. Fortunately I was able to keep that feeling the entire game.' Ivey Wingo helped Hendrix at the plate, he collected 4 hits in 4 trips to the plate. New York (A) scored 7 runs on 9 hits.
 
Monday 4/15/1918: Al Huenke (SLN) will miss 5 weeks
ST. LOUIS (N) - When it rains, it pours. St. Louis (N)'s right-hander Al Huenke will not pitch for at least 5 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. He suffered a serious injury in a game against Philadelphia (N) where he left the field in the 9th inning. After being examined by several specialists the diagnosis is clear: Pulled Rotator Cuff Muscle. Al has a record of 0-2 this season, with an ERA of 4.41. In 32.2 Innings he was able to strike out 17 batters. He's 8th in the National League in wins! He's 1st in the National League in saves!
 
Monday 4/15/1918: Beany Jacobson out for 6 weeks
BOSTON (A) - When it rains, it pours. Boston (A)'s lefty Beany Jacobson will not pitch for at least 6 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. He suffered a serious injury in a game against Cleveland where he left the field in the 8th inning. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Pulled Rotator Cuff Muscle which will require surgery. In 4 starts this year Beany struck out 11 batters in 35 innings of work. His ERA is 1.54, his record 2-0. Beany has pitched one shutout and 2 complete games. He's 4th in the American League in ERA and 3rd in wins! He's 2nd in the American League in saves!
 
Monday 4/15/1918: Northen and Crandall win Player of the Week award
Boston (A)'s leftfielder Hub Northen had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the American League Player of the Week. He had an on base percentage of .520 and hit .520, while driving in 8 runs. New York (N)'s pitcher Doc Crandall had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Player of the Week. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 1.00 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well.
 
Monday 4/8/1918: Cleveland's Wickware wins Player of the Week award
The American League's best player of the week was Cleveland's Frank Wickware, who wins the award for the 7th time in his career. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 1.08 while going 2-0. It's the 5th time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Brooklyn's pitcher Ben Tincup. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 2.00 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well.
 
Sunday 4/7/1918: Boston (A)'s Cobb out for 8 weeks
BOSTON (A) - Boston (A)'s Ty Cobb suffered a serious injury Sunday in a game against New York (A). Cobb fell down while running the bases and couldn't get up without help. He will miss probably 8 weeks. Cobb was rushed to an hospital near the ballpark, where doctors took x-rays. Those revealed the serious injury, Broken Ankle.
 
Saturday 4/6/1918: Charley Hall shuts out Philadelphia (A) on 2 hits
PHILADELPHIA (A) - Good things can happen when you throw strikes. And Charley Hall did so today, in a 2-hit shutout against Philadelphia (A). With one out in the 6th inning Charlie Jamieson singled to break up the no-hitter. Hall (1-1) fanned 4 and walked 3, throwing 103 pitches. 'I was hitting my spots. Now I'll start concentrating on my next start, and hopefully it will work again.' Jay Kirke provided Chicago (A) with the offense Hall needed as he went 3 for 4. Chicago (A) improved its record to 3-2, scoring 2 runs on 9 hits.
 

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