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Thursday, 5/25/1916
Monday 5/22/1916: New York (N)'s Danforth wins Player of the Week award
Buck Herzog from Philadelphia (A) wins his 1st Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the American League. In 22 at bats he hit .545 with 2 HR and 12 RBI. The National League Player of the Week award goes to Dave Danforth, one of New York (N)'s best starting pitchers. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 0.00 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well. His ERA of 2.41 helped him to a 4-8 record this year. He struck out 87 and walked 38 in 100.2 innings. He has 8 complete games and one shutout.
 
Thursday 5/18/1916: Sam Jones (WAS) will miss 5 weeks
WASHINGTON - When it rains, it pours. Washington's right-hander Sam Jones will not pitch for at least 5 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. He suffered a serious injury in a game against Chicago (A) where he left the field in the 7th inning. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Torn Tricep Muscle which will require surgery. This season Jones compiled an ERA of 3.18, going 5-3 in 11 starts. He fanned 34 while giving up 92 hits in 90.2 innings. Sam has pitched 2 shutouts and 5 complete games.
 
Monday 5/15/1916: Cobb and Smith win Player of the Week award
It's the 14th time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Boston (A)'s centerfielder Ty Cobb. Ty went 12 for 24 (.500), while hitting 1 HR and collecting 4 RBI. Ty has gone 66 for 163 (.405) this season, hitting one longball and driving in 16 runs. He has scored 22 runs on his own. He's 1st in the American League in batting! Red Smith from Brooklyn wins his 2nd Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the National League. In 24 at bats he hit .500 with 1 HR and 9 RBI. Smith has walked 16 times this year and posts a .389 OBP. While batting .326, 47 for 144, he has driven in 26 runs. He's 7th in the National League in batting and 1st in RBI!
 
Saturday 5/13/1916: Cleveland's Wickware severely injured
CLEVELAND - Cleveland's pitcher Frank Wickware was part of a scary incident that saw the right-hander being hit by a line drive in the 4th inning of the game between Cleveland and New York (A). Team trainers immediately rushed onto the field after the frightening scene. Wickware will miss about 5 weeks. After x-rays were taken the diagnosis did not surprise many: Broken Finger. Surgery will be performed next week. His ERA of 3.42 helped him to a 5-3 record this year. He struck out 60 and walked 14 in 71 innings. He's 6th in the American League in wins!
 
Wednesday 5/10/1916: New York (A)'s St.vrain severely injured
NEW YORK (A) - New York (A)'s ace Jim St.vrain suffered a severe injury on Wednesday and will be out for at least 5-6 weeks. In the 2nd of the game against Boston (A) he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. After x-rays were taken the diagnosis did not surprise many: Pulled Rotator Cuff Muscle. Surgery will be performed next week. This season St.vrain compiled an ERA of 1.20, going 5-1 in 9 starts. He fanned 66 while giving up 56 hits in 75 innings. He has 6 complete games and 2 shutouts. He's 1st in the American League in ERA and 5th in wins!
 
Wednesday 5/10/1916: It's NO-NO time for Dick Redding against Cleveland
WASHINGTON - Washington's right-hander Dick Redding is a really great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff while making history, blanking Cleveland on no hits. 'I really like to play baseball, and I love the way I was able to play it today. I still cannot believe I did it.' Redding (7-1) was overpowering, fanning 12 while walking 1, throwing 109 pitches. Washington's centerfielder Les Mann went 2 for 4, scoring 2 runs. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Redding. The final score of the game was 4-0.
 
Monday 5/8/1916: Chicago (N)'s Comstock wins Player of the Week award
It's the 2nd time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Chicago (A)'s pitcher Charley Hall. Hall was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 1.00. Along the way he struck out 12 in 18 innings. He hurled a shutout as well. Charley has a record of 4-3 this season, with an ERA of 2.30. In 90 Innings he was able to strike out 65 batters. Charley has pitched one shutout and 7 complete games. The National League's best player of the week was Chicago (N)'s Ralph Comstock, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. Ralph went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.00, while fanning 9 in 17 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. Ralph has a record of 4-3 this season, with an ERA of 2.34. In 77 Innings he was able to strike out 30 batters. Ralph has pitched 2 shutouts and 6 complete games. He's 5th in the National League in ERA and 8th in wins!
 
Saturday 5/6/1916: Season ending injury strikes Boston (N)'s Russell
BOSTON (N) - Boston (N)'s right-hander Allen Russell will not pitch again this year, suffering a serious injury in the game against St. Louis (N) on Saturday. After being taken to a local hospital, Russell was examined by specialists. The diagnosis revealed the sad truth, a Bone Chips Shoulder. This season Russell compiled an ERA of 4.05, going 3-3 in 8 starts. He fanned 27 while giving up 56 hits in 53.1 innings.
 
Thursday 5/4/1916: George Johnson out for 4-5 weeks
PHILADELPHIA (N) - Philadelphia (N)'s season has taken a hit after one of their best players, centerfielder George Johnson, injured himself while rounding a base. He is likely to miss 4-5 weeks. Philadelphia (N) wasted no time and rushed him to an hospital. Team officials were informed later that Johnson had suffered a Inflamed Anterior Cruciate Ligament. This year Johnson drove in 13 and scored 15 runs while batting .383 with 2 homeruns.
 
Thursday 5/4/1916: Jim St.vrain pitches his 2nd shutout of the season
WASHINGTON - New York (A)'s left-hander Jim St.vrain is clearly one of the best pitchers in the game. Washington found out the hard way, getting just 2 hits. St.vrain 2nd shutout this season was a masterpiece, as he was almost untouchable. He has now hurled 66th shutouts in his career. St.vrain (5-1) showed excellent control, walking nobody and fanning 9. 'Winning is the most important thing. And I gave my team all the support it needed!' The hitting star for New York (A) was third baseman Art Fletcher, he got 1 hit in 4 AB, stroking a double, with 3 RBI. The final score of the game was 5-0.
 
Wednesday 5/3/1916: Walter Johnson quiets New York (N) bats with shutout
PHILADELPHIA (N) - Walter Johnson had some fun again. New York (N) hitters did not. Philadelphia (N)'s right-hander gave up just 2 hits in his 1st shutout of the season. He now has 41 career shutouts in 365 games started. 'Giving my team a chance to win is the most important thing for me. I was able to do it today.' Johnson (5-2) was overpowering, fanning 11 while walking 1, throwing 112 pitches. Lee Tannehill helped Johnson at the plate, he went 1 for 3, with 2 RBI. Philadelphia (N) improved its record to 16-15, scoring 3 runs on 4 hits.
 
Tuesday 5/2/1916: Cincinnati's Bush severely injured
CINCINNATI - Cincinnati's pitcher Joe Bush was part of a scary incident that saw the right-hander being hit by a line drive in the 7th inning of the game between Cincinnati and Brooklyn. Team trainers immediately rushed onto the field after the frightening scene. Bush will miss about 6-7 weeks. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Fractured Hand which will require surgery. Joe has a record of 3-1 this season, with an ERA of 2.04. In 35.1 Innings he was able to strike out 15 batters. Joe has pitched 2 shutouts and 3 complete games.
 
Monday 5/1/1916: Boston (A)'s Jacobson earns Pitcher of the Month award
Beany Jacobson couldn't have pitched much better than he did in April, and the American League thought so as well, naming the southpaw Pitcher of the Month. He had an ERA of just 1.56 in 52 innings of work in which he struck out 34 hitters. His record in April is 5-1. Brooklyn's Roy Witherup had a terrific April, and it earned him the National League Pitcher of the month award. He struck out 64 hitters in his 8 starts, putting together a record of 6-1 while pitching 64 innings. His ERA in April was 1.52. Roy fired two shutouts!
 
Monday 5/1/1916: Boston (A)'s Cobb earns Batter of the Month award
Boston (A)'s centerfielder Ty Cobb had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the American League Batter of the Month. He hit .403 with 12 RBI and slugged .630 in 119 at bats. Pittsburgh's first baseman Vin Campbell had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Batter of the Month. Campbell helped his team with an average of .389 and 17 RBI in 108 at bats.
 
Monday 5/1/1916: Pittsburgh's Campbell wins Player of the Week award
The American League's best player of the week was Washington's Sam Jones, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. Sam went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50, while fanning 8 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. Pittsburgh's first baseman Vin Campbell had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Player of the Week. He had an on base percentage of .625 and hit .609, while driving in 4 runs. This year Campbell drove in 17 and scored 16 runs while batting .389 with no taters. He's 1st in the National League in batting and 5th in RBI!
 
Friday 4/28/1916: Ralph Glaze (SLA) will miss 4-5 weeks
ST. LOUIS (A) - When it rains, it pours. St. Louis (A)'s right-hander Ralph Glaze 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 2nd inning. After being examined by several specialists the diagnosis is clear: Ruptured Bicep Tendon. This season Glaze compiled an ERA of 2.96, going 0-2 in 4 starts. He fanned 15 while giving up 28 hits in 27.1 innings.
 
Tuesday 4/25/1916: Roy Witherup dominates New York (N), gives up just 2 hits
NEW YORK (N) - Great days are rare. But not for Brooklyn's right-hander Roy Witherup. New York (N) found out the hard way that he is among the leagues top pitchers, getting just 2 hits. It's his 2nd shutout this season, and the 16th time he has done it in his career. 'I'll have to give a lot of credit to my catcher. He put all the right fingers down today.' Witherup (5-1) struck out 6 and walked 1, throwing 63 of 101 pitches for strikes. Doc Miller provided Brooklyn with the offense Witherup needed as he finished with 1 hit in 4 AB. The final score of the game was 2-0.
 
Monday 4/24/1916: Drucke (PHA) and Krause (NYG) win P.O.W. award
Philadelphia (A)'s pitcher Louis Drucke had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the American League Player of the Week. Drucke was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 2.00. Along the way he struck out 20 in 18 innings. He hurled a shutout as well. Harry Krause of New York (N) wins his 3rd Player of the Week award for dominating National League's hitters the entire week. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 0.50 while going 2-0. He was able to complete both starts of the week. In 6 starts this year Harry struck out 48 batters in 54 innings of work. His ERA is 1.33, his record 5-0. Harry has pitched one shutout and 5 complete games. He's 1st in the National League in ERA and 1st in wins!
 
Saturday 4/22/1916: Joe Bush blanks Chicago (N) with a 2-hitter
CHICAGO (N) - Great days are rare. But not for Cincinnati's right-hander Joe Bush. Chicago (N) found out the hard way that he is among the leagues top pitchers, getting just 2 hits. It's his 1st shutout this season, and the 6th time he has done it in his career. 'I really like to play baseball, and I love the way I was able to play it today.' Bush (2-1) struck out 4 and issued 1 BB, throwing 65 of 100 pitches for strikes. The hitting star for Cincinnati was second baseman Dots Miller, he stroked 2 hits in 5 AB, scoring twice and collecting 2 RBI. The final score of the game was 8-0.
 
Friday 4/21/1916: New York (A)'s Rixey severely injured
NEW YORK (A) - When it rains, it pours. New York (A)'s left-hander Eppa Rixey will not pitch for at least 6-7 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. He suffered a serious injury in a game against Philadelphia (A) where he left the field in the 5th inning. New York (A) wasted no time and rushed him to an hospital. Team officials were informed later that Rixey had suffered a Strained Elbow Ligament.
 
Thursday 4/20/1916: Bill Bartley shuts out Detroit on 2 hits
DETROIT - Detroit's bats were sleeping, and Chicago (A)'s Bill Bartley gave them no chance to wake up. He gave up just 2 hits in recording his 1st shutout of the season. 'I had my stuff going. Everything I tried worked. What a day!' Bartley (1-2) struck out 9 and issued 5 BB, throwing 70 of 123 pitches for strikes. Chicago (A)'s second baseman Jay Kirke got 3 hits in 5 AB, hitting 2 doubles, with 3 RBI. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Bartley. Chicago (A) improved its record to 8-11, scoring 9 runs on 12 hits.
 
Thursday 4/20/1916: Frank Corridon shuts out St. Louis (A) on 2 hits
PHILADELPHIA (A) - Philadelphia (A)'s right-hander Frank Corridon is clearly one of the best pitchers in the game. St. Louis (A) found out the hard way, getting just 2 hits. Corridon 2nd shutout this season was a masterpiece, as he was almost untouchable. He has now hurled 9th shutouts in his career. 'I had my stuff going. Everything I tried worked. What a day!' Corridon (3-2) struck out 9 and issued 2 BB, throwing 62 of 104 pitches for strikes. Philadelphia (A)'s leftfielder Charlie Jamieson got 1 hit in 4 AB, and driving in 2 runs. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Corridon. Philadelphia (A) scored 3 runs on 3 hits.
 
Wednesday 4/19/1916: George Pearce out for 6-7 weeks
CINCINNATI - When it rains, it pours. Cincinnati's ace George Pearce will not pitch for at least 6-7 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. He suffered a serious injury in a game against St. Louis (N) where he left the field in the 1st inning. After being taken to a local hospital, Pearce was examined by specialists. The diagnosis revealed the sad truth, a Inflamed Rotator Cuff Muscle. His ERA of 4.76 helped him to a 2-2 record this year. He struck out 26 and walked 13 in 34 innings. He has 3 complete games and one shutout. He's 3rd in the National League in saves!
 
Monday 4/17/1916: Louis Drucke fires 2-hitter against St. Louis (A)
PHILADELPHIA (A) - Philadelphia (A)'s right-hander Louis Drucke is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff, blanking St. Louis (A) on just 2 hits. It's his 1st shutout this season, and the 8th time he has done it in his career. 'I was able to keep´em off balance. That certainly helped.' Drucke (2-2) was overpowering, fanning 10 while walking 6, throwing 144 pitches. The hitting star for Philadelphia (A) was second baseman Bert Graham, he stroked 1 hit in 2 AB. Philadelphia (A) improved its record to 8-8, scoring 1 run on 7 hits.
 
Monday 4/17/1916: Player of the Week honors go to Backman and Webb
The American League Player of the Week award goes to Les Backman, one of Detroit's best starting pitchers. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 1.59 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well. Boston (N)'s pitcher Lefty Webb had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Player of the Week. Webb was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 0.00. Along the way he struck out 5 in 18 innings. He hurled a shutout as well.
 
Saturday 4/15/1916: Season ending injury strikes St. Louis (N)'s Mcquillan
ST. LOUIS (N) - St. Louis (N)'s right-hander George Mcquillan experienced probably the worst case scenario for a pitcher, a season ending injury. After pitching in the 8th inning of the game against Boston (N), Mcquillan complained about serious pain in his throwing arm. He had to leave the game. After x-rays were taken the diagnosis did not surprise many: Torn Back Muscle. Surgery will be performed next week. George has a record of 1-1 this season, with an ERA of 1.80. In 25 Innings he was able to strike out 7 batters. He has 2 complete games and one shutout.
 
Monday 4/10/1916: Player of the Week honors go to Corridon and Witherup
Frank Corridon of Philadelphia (A) wins his 2nd Player of the Week award for dominating American League's hitters the entire week. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 0.50 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well. The National League's best player of the week was Brooklyn's Roy Witherup, who wins the award for the 4th time in his career. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 1.50 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well.
 
Sunday 4/9/1916: Christy Mathewson out for 5-6 weeks
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh's ace Christy Mathewson suffered a severe injury on Sunday and will be out for at least 5-6 weeks. In the 9th of the game against Philadelphia (N) he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Ruptured Elbow Ligament which will require surgery.
 
Sunday 4/9/1916: New York (A)'s Overall out for 6 weeks
NEW YORK (A) - New York (A)'s right-hander Orval Overall suffered a severe injury on Sunday and will be out for at least 6 weeks. In the 6th of the game against Boston (A) he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. After being taken to a local hospital, Overall was examined by specialists. The diagnosis revealed the sad truth, a Torn Tricep Muscle.
 
Tuesday 4/4/1916: George Mcquillan blanks Brooklyn with a 2-hitter
ST. LOUIS (N) - George Mcquillan had his best stuff going, and Brooklyn hitters were chanceless. St. Louis (N)'s right-hander fired a 2-hitter, his 1st shutout of the season. Mcquillan (1-0) struck out none and issued 4 BB, throwing 54 of 100 pitches for strikes. 'Giving my team a chance to win is the most important thing for me. I was able to do it today.' Jack Dalton helped Mcquillan at the plate, he got 1 hit in 3 AB, with 2 RBI. St. Louis (N) scored 2 runs on 2 hits.
 

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