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Tuesday, 7/4/1914
Monday 7/3/1914: Oldring and Barbour win Player of the Week award
The Player of the Week award in the American League goes to New York (A)'s Rube Oldring this time, as the first baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. In 16 at bats he hit .438 with 0 HR and 7 RBI. Jess Jess He has hit one homerun while batting .313 this season. His 94 hits and 13 walks add up to a .339 on-base percentage. He's 6th in the National League in batting!
 
Saturday 7/1/1914: Pitcher of the Month award winners announced
Winner of this months American League Pitcher of the Month award is Washington's Dick Redding. He went 5-0 in June and finished the month with an ERA of 1.97. He struck out 75 in 64 innings. Dick fired two shutouts! This season Redding compiled an ERA of 2.68, going 11-6 in 21 starts. He fanned 212 while giving up 148 hits in 185 innings. He has 17 complete games and 2 shutouts. He's 8th in the American League in ERA and 6th in wins! Philadelphia (N)'s Chief Bender had a terrific June, and it earned him the National League Pitcher of the month award. His ERA of just 1.25 helped him to a 3-0 record in June. He worked 36 innings, striking out 22 hitters while walking 5. Chief also fired a shutout. In 18 starts this year Chief struck out 100 batters in 157 innings of work. His ERA is 3.38, his record 9-6. He has 14 complete games and 2 shutouts.
 
Saturday 7/1/1914: Batter of the Month award winners announced
Terry Turner of Chicago (A) wins his 2nd Batter of the Month award for putting up the best numbers in the American League. Terry went 40 for 95 (.421), while hitting 1 HR and collecting 14 RBI. His season features a batting average of .337 (97 hits in 288 AB), 12 doubles, 7 triples and 2 bombs. Turner collected 37 RBI and 37 runs as well. He's 4th in the American League in batting! Fred Luderus of Brooklyn wins his 1st Batter of the Month award for putting up the best numbers in the National League. Fred was on fire, hitting .370 with 1 homeruns and 11 RBI. His season features a batting average of .358 (105 hits in 293 AB), 22 doubles, 7 triples and 3 homeruns. Luderus collected 38 RBI and 38 runs as well. He's 2nd in the National League in batting, 6th in homeruns and 7th in RBI!
 
Friday 6/30/1914: Pete Alexander dominates Philadelphia (A), gives up just 2 hits
ST. LOUIS (A) - St. Louis (A)'s right-hander Pete Alexander is clearly one of the best pitchers in the game. Philadelphia (A) found out the hard way, getting just 2 hits. Alexander 4th shutout this season was a masterpiece, as he was almost untouchable. He has now hurled 8th shutouts in his career. With one out in the 5th inning Boss Schmidt doubled to break up the no-hitter. 'That was one of the best games of my career. I had my stuff working very well today.' Alexander (13-0) fanned 7 and walked none, throwing 119 pitches. The hitting star for St. Louis (A) was third baseman Mike Mowrey, he stroked 3 hits in 3 AB, hitting THREE doubles. St. Louis (A) scored 1 run on 5 hits.
 
Thursday 6/29/1914: New York (A)'s Bescher severely injured
NEW YORK (A) - New York (A)'s leftfielder Bob Bescher hurt himself in the 8th inning while diving for a batted ball. He got up slowly and had to leave the game. Bob Bescher will miss at least 9-10 weeks. Broken Ribs was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a nearby hospital. The message shocked teammates and team officials. While compiling an on base percentage of .360, Bob hit .270 and slugged .351. He has collected 19 runs batted in this year.
 
Monday 6/26/1914: Philadelphia (N)'s Johnson wins Player of the Week award
The American League Player of the Week award goes to Dick Redding, one of Washington's best starting pitchers. Dick went 2-0 with an ERA of 2.50, while fanning 22 in 18 innings of work. He was able to complete both starts of the week. It's the 7th time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Philadelphia (N)'s pitcher Walter Johnson. Johnson was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 1.00. Along the way he struck out 19 in 18 innings. He hurled a shutout as well.
 
Monday 6/19/1914: Bartley and Joss win Player of the Week award
Bill Bartley of Chicago (A) wins his 8th Player of the Week award for dominating American League's hitters the entire week. Bartley was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50. Along the way he struck out 16 in 18 innings. He hurled a shutout as well. In 18 starts this year Bill struck out 127 batters in 151 innings of work. His ERA is 2.86, his record 11-5. Bill has pitched 2 shutouts and 10 complete games. He's 3rd in the American League in wins! New York (N)'s pitcher Addie Joss had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Player of the Week. Joss was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 0.00. Along the way he struck out 14 in 18 innings. He pitched two shutouts! In 18 starts this year Addie struck out 105 batters in 161 innings of work. His ERA is 2.46, his record 12-5. He has 17 complete games and 4 shutouts. He's 6th in the National League in ERA and 2nd in wins!
 
Saturday 6/17/1914: Addie Joss quiets Chicago (N) bats with shutout
CHICAGO (N) - New York (N)'s right-hander Addie Joss is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff, blanking Chicago (N) on just 2 hits. It's his 4th shutout this season, and the 51st time he has done it in his career. 'Wow, what a nice day. I guess I had a good breakfast today.' Joss (12-5) struck out 3 and issued 2 BB, throwing 61 of 109 pitches for strikes. The hitting star for New York (N) was catcher Les Nunamaker, he stroked 2 hits in 4 AB, hitting a double, with 3 RBI. New York (N) scored 4 runs on 8 hits.
 
Monday 6/12/1914: Ray Caldwell (CLE) will miss 5-6 weeks
CLEVELAND - Cleveland's right-hander Ray Caldwell suffered a severe injury on Monday and will be out for at least 5-6 weeks. In the 8th of the game against St. Louis (A) he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. Cleveland wasted no time and rushed him to an hospital. Team officials were informed later that Caldwell had suffered a Pulled Bicep Muscle. This season Caldwell compiled an ERA of 3.63, going 4-6 in 16 starts. He fanned 55 while giving up 133 hits in 129 innings.
 
Monday 6/12/1914: Player of the Week honors go to Redding and Evans
The Player of the Week award in the American League goes to Washington's Dick Redding this time, as the pitcher displayed the best pitching perfomance in his league. Dick went 2-0 with an ERA of 2.00, while fanning 24 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. Opposing players hit .216 against Dick this season. While posting an ERA of 2.74 he went 9-6 in 17 starts, fanning 172 and walking 18 hitters. Dick has pitched 2 shutouts and 15 complete games. He's 10th in the American League in ERA and 4th in wins! The Player of the Week award in the National League goes to Boston (N)'s Steve Evans this time, as the leftfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. In 24 at bats he hit .500 with 0 HR and 5 RBI. Steve has gone 74 for 220 (.336) this season, hitting 2 bombs and driving in 36 runs. He has scored 31 runs on his own. He's 4th in the National League in batting and 3rd in RBI!
 
Monday 6/5/1914: Philadelphia (A)'s Suggs wins Player of the Week award
The American League Player of the Week award goes to George Suggs, one of Philadelphia (A)'s best starting pitchers. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 0.50 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well. In 8 starts this year George struck out 46 batters in 70.1 innings of work. His ERA is 2.43, his record 7-1. He has 7 complete games and 2 shutouts. It's the 5th time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Cincinnati's third baseman Frank Baker. Frank went 13 for 27 (.481), while hitting 1 HR and collecting 9 RBI. He hit in every game this week and extended his hitting streak to 8 games.
 
Thursday 6/1/1914: Cincinnati's Bush named Pitcher of the Month
's Jim St.vrain had a terrific May, and it earned him the American League Pitcher of the month award. He went 6-1 in May and finished the month with an ERA of 0.59. He struck out 67 in 61 innings. Opposing players hit .172 against Jim this season. While posting an ERA of 1.40 he went 10-4 in 14 starts, fanning 128 and walking 9 hitters. He has 13 complete games and 5 shutouts. He's 1st in the American League in ERA and 2nd in wins! Cincinnati's pitcher Joe Bush is the National League winner of the Pitcher of the Month award in May. He went 5-2 in May and finished the month with an ERA of 1.03. He struck out 30 in 61 innings. Joe got two complete game shutouts as well! Joe has a record of 8-4 this season, with an ERA of 2.31. In 117 Innings he was able to strike out 61 batters. Joe has pitched 2 shutouts and 11 complete games. He's 8th in the National League in ERA and 6th in wins!
 
Thursday 6/1/1914: Boston (A)'s Cobb earns Batter of the Month award
Ty Cobb of Boston (A) wins his 13th Batter of the Month award for putting up the best numbers in the American League. Ty went 42 for 108 (.389), while hitting 2 HR and collecting 19 RBI. Cobb has walked 13 times this year and posts a .419 OBP. While batting .385, 85 for 221, he has driven in 27 runs. He's 1st in the American League in batting and 6th in RBI! The National League's best player of the month was Brooklyn's Jack Hannifin, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. He hit .408 with 18 RBI and slugged .573 in 103 at bats. Hannifin has hit for a .384 average this season. He has 16 extra base hits along with 108 total bases, resulting in a .512 slugging percentage. He's 1st in the National League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 5th in RBI!
 
Monday 5/29/1914: Player of the Week honors go to Waddell and Zwilling
New York (A)'s pitcher Rube Waddell had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the American League Player of the Week. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 0.00 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well. Opposing players hit .197 against Rube this season. While posting an ERA of 2.16 he went 6-5 in 14 starts, fanning 115 and walking 34 hitters. He has 10 complete games and 2 shutouts. He's 5th in the American League in ERA and 10th in wins! The National League Player of the Week award goes to Dutch Zwilling, Chicago (N)'s starting centerfielder. Zwilling helped his team with an average of .500 and 5 RBI in 22 at bats. He hit in every game this week and extended his hitting streak to 7 games. His season numbers are: .321 AVG, 63 hits, 13 doubles, 3 triples and no bombs, along with 19 RBI and 30 runs scored. He's 7th in the National League in batting!
 
Saturday 5/27/1914: Phil Douglas NO-HITS Brooklyn
BOSTON (N) - Phil Douglas had his best stuff going, and Brooklyn hitters were chanceless. Boston (N)'s right-hander fired a NO-NO, his 1st shutout of the season. Douglas (1-0) struck out 5 and walked 2, throwing 60 of 98 pitches for strikes. 'Wow, what a nice day. I guess I had a good breakfast today. That's a dream coming true for me!' Boston (N)'s leftfielder Burt Shotton finished with 3 hits in 4 AB, doubling once, scoring two runs. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Douglas. Boston (N) scored 6 runs on 9 hits.
 
Monday 5/22/1914: Boston (A)'s Russell wins Player of the Week award
The Player of the Week award in the American League goes to Boston (A)'s Reb Russell this time, as the pitcher displayed the best pitching perfomance in his league. Reb went 2-0 with an ERA of 1.50, while fanning 8 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. His ERA of 2.53 helped him to a 7-3 record this year. He struck out 35 and walked 24 in 96 innings. Reb has pitched 2 shutouts and 8 complete games. He's 10th in the American League in ERA and 4th in wins! It's the 9th time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Philadelphia (N)'s pitcher Chief Bender. Chief went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50, while fanning 16 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. This season Bender compiled an ERA of 4.15, going 6-5 in 12 starts. He fanned 72 while giving up 123 hits in 104 innings. He has 10 complete games and one shutout. He's 9th in the National League in wins!
 
Friday 5/19/1914: Reb Russell turns in great performance against Detroit
DETROIT - Great days are rare. But not for Boston (A)'s lefty Reb Russell. Detroit 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 3rd time he has done it in his career. Russell (7-3) fanned none and walked 2, throwing 117 pitches. 'Giving my team a chance to win is the most important thing for me. I was able to do it today.' Boston (A)'s leftfielder Hy Myers went 4 for 5, doubling twice, scoring three runs. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Russell. The final score of the game was 9-0.
 
Monday 5/15/1914: Cincinnati's Bush wins Player of the Week award
Boston (A)'s centerfielder Ty Cobb had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the American League Player of the Week. Ty was on fire, hitting .483 with 0 HR and 7 RBI. He hit in every game this week and extended his hitting streak to 11 games. The National League Player of the Week award goes to Joe Bush, one of Cincinnati's best starting pitchers. Joe went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50, while fanning 11 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. His ERA of 2.74 helped him to a 5-3 record this year. He struck out 47 and walked 32 in 82 innings. He has 7 complete games and one shutout.
 
Sunday 5/14/1914: St. Louis (N)'s Mcquillan out for 6-7 weeks
ST. LOUIS (N) - St. Louis (N)'s pitcher George Mcquillan was part of a scary incident that saw the right-hander being hit by a line drive in the 5th inning of the game between St. Louis (N) and Boston (N). Team trainers immediately rushed onto the field after the frightening scene. Mcquillan will miss about 6-7 weeks. After x-rays were taken the diagnosis did not surprise many: Broken Cheekbone. Surgery will be performed next week. George has a record of 5-3 this season, with an ERA of 2.89. In 71.2 Innings he was able to strike out 40 batters. George has pitched 2 shutouts and 5 complete games.
 
Thursday 5/11/1914: Eddie Quick out for 4 weeks
ST. LOUIS (N) - When it rains, it pours. St. Louis (N)'s right-hander Eddie Quick will not pitch for at least 4 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. He suffered a serious injury in a game against Chicago (N) where he left the field in the 2nd inning. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Inflamed Bicep Tendon which will require surgery. This season Quick compiled an ERA of 3.73, going 2-4 in 8 starts. He fanned 33 while giving up 72 hits in 62.2 innings.
 
Wednesday 5/10/1914: Brooklyn's Fisher out for 5-6 weeks
BROOKLYN - Brooklyn is without its right-hander Ray Fisher for at least 5-6 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Al Burch in a game against New York (N). His face showed signs of pain immediately after the ball left his hand. Brooklyn wasted no time and rushed him to an hospital. Team officials were informed later that Fisher had suffered a Strained Rotator Cuff Muscle. In 10 starts this year Ray struck out 46 batters in 81 innings of work. His ERA is 4.11, his record 2-7. Ray has pitched one shutout and 6 complete games.
 
Wednesday 5/10/1914: Ed Walsh out for 5 weeks
PHILADELPHIA (A) - Philadelphia (A) is without its ace Ed Walsh for at least 5 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Bill Bartley in a game against Chicago (A). His face showed signs of pain immediately after the ball left his hand. Philadelphia (A) wasted no time and rushed him to an hospital. Team officials were informed later that Walsh had suffered a Ruptured Elbow Ligament. This season Walsh compiled an ERA of 2.07, going 5-2 in 10 starts. He fanned 81 while giving up 57 hits in 87 innings. Ed has pitched one shutout and 7 complete games. He's 5th in the American League in ERA and 4th in wins!
 
Monday 5/8/1914: Brooklyn's Jones out for 6 weeks
BROOKLYN - Brooklyn's right-hander Oscar Jones suffered a severe injury on Monday and will be out for at least 6 weeks. In the 3rd of the game against Philadelphia (N) he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. After being examined by several specialists the diagnosis is clear: Strained Tricep Muscle. Opposing players hit .292 against Oscar this season. While posting an ERA of 3.79 he went 4-2 in 9 starts, fanning 30 and walking 12 hitters.
 
Monday 5/8/1914: St.vrain (NYA) and Liebhardt (SLN) win P.O.W. award
New York (A)'s pitcher Jim St.vrain had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the American League Player of the Week. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 0.00 while going 2-0. He pitched two shutouts! The Player of the Week award in the National League goes to St. Louis (N)'s Glenn Liebhardt this time, as the pitcher displayed the best pitching perfomance in his league. Glenn went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50, while fanning 8 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well.
 
Saturday 5/6/1914: Jim St.vrain shuts out Washington on 2 hits
NEW YORK (A) - Great days are rare. But not for New York (A)'s left-hander Jim St.vrain. Washington found out the hard way that he is among the leagues top pitchers, getting just 2 hits. It's his 3rd shutout this season, and the 46th time he has done it in his career. St.vrain (6-3) was overpowering, fanning 10 while walking 1, throwing 115 pitches. 'I felt early that I was on top of my game. Fortunately I was able to keep that feeling the entire game.' Art Fletcher provided New York (A) with the offense St.vrain needed as he went 2 for 3. New York (A) improved its record to 17-17, scoring 3 runs on 6 hits.
 
Thursday 5/4/1914: Tommy Atkins dominates St. Louis (A), gives up just 2 hits
CHICAGO (A) - Chicago (A)'s lefty Tommy Atkins is clearly one of the best pitchers in the game. St. Louis (A) found out the hard way, getting just 2 hits. Atkins 1st shutout this season was a masterpiece, as he was almost untouchable. He has now hurled 15th shutouts in his career. Atkins (3-2) showed excellent control, walking nobody and fanning 8. 'Wow, what a nice day. I guess I had a good breakfast today.' The hitting star for Chicago (A) was leftfielder Zack Wheat, he went 3 for 3, doubling once, scoring two runs. Chicago (A) improved its record to 19-13, scoring 6 runs on 11 hits.
 
Monday 5/1/1914: Karger (DET) and Puttmann (PIT) win monthly pitcher award
It's the 2nd time that the American League Pitcher of the Month award goes to Detroit's pitcher Ed Karger. He had an ERA of just 1.54 in 70 innings of work in which he struck out 48 hitters. His record in April is 6-1. Ed fired THREE shutouts! Winner of this months National League Pitcher of the Month award is Pittsburgh's Ambrose Puttmann. He went 5-1 in April and finished the month with an ERA of 1.18. He struck out 32 in 61 innings. Ambrose got two complete game shutouts as well!
 
Monday 5/1/1914: Heilmann (WAS) and Cree (SLN) win monthly award
It's the 1st time that the American League Batter of the Month award goes to Washington's first baseman Harry Heilmann. Harry went 40 for 92 (.435), while hitting 4 HR and collecting 20 RBI. The Batter of the Month award in the National League goes to St. Louis (N)'s Birdie Cree this time, as the centerfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Birdie was on fire, hitting .375 with 1 homeruns and 15 RBI.
 
Monday 5/1/1914: Pettus (PHA) and Danforth (NYG) win P.O.W. award
The Player of the Week award in the American League goes to Philadelphia (A)'s William Pettus this time, as the first baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. He had an on base percentage of .538 and hit .522, while driving in 10 runs. While compiling an on base percentage of .327, William hit .265 and slugged .398. He has collected 13 runs batted in this year. Dave Danforth of New York (N) wins his 1st Player of the Week award for dominating National League's hitters the entire week. Danforth was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 1.00. Along the way he struck out 14 in 18 innings. He was able to complete both starts of the week.
 
Saturday 4/29/1914: Charley Hall shuts out Cleveland on 2 hits
CLEVELAND - Great days are rare. But not for Chicago (A)'s right-hander Charley Hall. Cleveland 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 12th time he has done it in his career. Hall (3-5) fanned 7 and walked 2, throwing 120 pitches. 'My catcher called a very good game. I have to give credit to him.' Jay Kirke provided Chicago (A) with the offense Hall needed as he finished 2 for 4, hitting a double, and driving in 2 runs. Chicago (A) scored 3 runs on 9 hits.
 
Tuesday 4/25/1914: Cincinnati's Maddox out for 5 weeks
CINCINNATI - Cincinnati is without its ace Nick Maddox for at least 5 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Jimmy Sheckard in a game against Boston (N). His face showed signs of pain immediately after the ball left his hand. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Bone Chips Shoulder which will require surgery. His ERA of 3.13 helped him to a 3-3 record this year. He struck out 25 and walked 14 in 54.2 innings. He's 7th in the National League in wins! He's 5th in the National League in saves!
 
Monday 4/24/1914: Karger and Johnson win Player of the Week award
Ed Karger of Detroit wins his 1st Player of the Week award for dominating American League's hitters the entire week. Karger was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 1.06. Along the way he struck out 16 in 17 innings. He hurled a shutout as well. The Player of the Week award in the National League goes to Philadelphia (N)'s Walter Johnson this time, as the pitcher displayed the best pitching perfomance in his league. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 1.50 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well.
 
Monday 4/17/1914: Heilmann (WAS) and Mathewson (PIT) win P.O.W. award
It's the 1st time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Washington's first baseman Harry Heilmann. In 25 at bats he hit .560 with 2 HR and 6 RBI. Heilmann has hit for a .469 average this season. He has 16 extra base hits along with 49 total bases, resulting in a 1.000 slugging percentage. He's 1st in the American League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI! The National League's best player of the week was Pittsburgh's Christy Mathewson, who wins the award for the 17th time in his career. Mathewson was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 0.00. Along the way he struck out 11 in 18 innings. He pitched two shutouts!
 
Saturday 4/15/1914: Jim St.vrain pitches his 1st shutout of the season
NEW YORK (A) - 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 1st shutout this season was a masterpiece, as he was almost untouchable. He has now hurled 44th shutouts in his career. St.vrain (2-2) showed excellent control, walking nobody and fanning 6. '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.' Art Fletcher helped St.vrain at the plate, he stroked 1 hit in 4 AB, and collecting 3 RBI. New York (A) scored 6 runs on 10 hits.
 
Monday 4/10/1914: Griner and Jones win Player of the Week award
The Player of the Week award in the American League goes to Boston (A)'s Dan Griner this time, as the pitcher displayed the best pitching perfomance in his league. Griner was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 3.00. Along the way he struck out 4 in 18 innings. He was able to complete both starts of the week. Davy Jones wins his 1st Player of the Week award. National League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. He hit .583 with 2 RBI and slugged .625 in 24 at bats. Davy is hitting .441 this year, with 15 hits in 34 at bats. He has driven in 4 runs, slugging .500. He's 1st in the National League in batting!
 
Sunday 4/2/1914: Washington's Smith out for 5 weeks
WASHINGTON - Washington's left-hander Sherry Smith suffered a severe injury on Sunday and will be out for at least 5 weeks. In the 6th of the game against Chicago (A) he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. Washington wasted no time and rushed him to an hospital. Team officials were informed later that Smith had suffered a Strained Rotator Cuff Muscle.
 

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