|Monday 4/24/1915: Smith (WAS) and Johnson (PHI) win P.O.W. award|
Washington's pitcher Sherry Smith had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the American League Player of the Week. Sherry went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.00, while fanning 11 in 18 innings of work. He pitched two shutouts! Opposing players hit .211 against Sherry this season. While posting an ERA of 1.31 he went 5-0 in 6 starts, fanning 35 and walking 8 hitters. He has 5 complete games and 2 shutouts. He's 1st in the American League in ERA and 1st in wins! 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 0.50 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well.
|Saturday 4/22/1915: Christy Mathewson dominates New York (N), gives up just 2 hits|
NEW YORK (N) - Christy Mathewson took the mound and never left. And New York (N) hitters couldn't touch him at all. Pittsburgh's right-hander gave up just 2 hits in his 2nd shutout of the season. He now has 59 career shutouts in 640 games started. 'They took some ugly cuts at my breaking stuff, so I kept throwing it. Fortunately they were not able to adjust in time.' Mathewson (5-1) fanned 7 and walked 1, throwing 123 pitches. Ping Bodie provided Pittsburgh with the offense Mathewson needed as he finished 3 for 5. Pittsburgh improved its record to 9-12, scoring 2 runs on 12 hits.
|Friday 4/21/1915: Boston (N)'s Douglas out for 5 weeks|
BOSTON (N) - Boston (N)'s ace Phil Douglas suffered a severe injury on Friday and will be out for at least 5 weeks. In the 5th of the game against Brooklyn he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. Pulled Bicep Muscle was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a nearby hospital. The message shocked teammates and team officials. Phil has a record of 2-3 this season, with an ERA of 3.10. In 49.1 Innings he was able to strike out 21 batters. He's 2nd in the National League in saves!
|Friday 4/21/1915: Season ending injury strikes St. Louis (A)'s Lange|
ST. LOUIS (A) - St. Louis (A)'s right-hander Erv Lange will not pitch again this year, suffering a serious injury in the game against Cleveland on Friday. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Ruptured Disc Back which will require surgery. Opposing players hit .344 against Erv this season. While posting an ERA of 7.56 he went 0-0 in 1 starts, fanning 1 and walking 16 hitters.
|Thursday 4/20/1915: Rube Manning out for 4 weeks|
NEW YORK (N) - New York (N) is without its right-hander Rube Manning for at least 4 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to George Maisel 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 Ruptured Elbow Ligament which will require surgery. In 0 starts this year Rube struck out 0 batters in 2.2 innings of work. His ERA is 13.50, his record 1-0.
|Monday 4/17/1915: Collins and Knetzer win Player of the Week award|
Eddie Collins from St. Louis (A) wins his 4th Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the American League. Collins helped his team with an average of .538 and 8 RBI in 26 at bats. His season numbers are: .383 AVG, 23 hits, 6 doubles, 2 triples and no taters, along with 12 RBI and 12 runs scored. He's 4th in the American League in batting and 1st in RBI! It's the 1st time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Brooklyn's pitcher Elmer Knetzer. 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.
|Tuesday 4/11/1915: Season ending injury strikes Boston (N)'s Roush|
BOSTON (N) - Boston (N)'s centerfielder Edd Roush suffered a season ending injury when he hurt himself diving for a ball. He collapsed in pain and was helped off the field. After x-rays were taken the diagnosis did not surprise many: Broken Wrist. Surgery will be performed next week.
|Tuesday 4/11/1915: Washington's Allison out for 6 weeks|
WASHINGTON - Washington's right-hander Mack Allison suffered a severe injury on Tuesday and will be out for at least 6 weeks. In the 8th of the game against Boston (A) he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. Allison was rushed to an hospital near the ballpark, where doctors took x-rays. Those revealed the serious injury, Inflamed Rotator Cuff Muscle.
|Monday 4/10/1915: St. Louis (N)'s Liebhardt wins Player of the Week award|
Ty Cobb from Boston (A) wins his 13th Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the American League. Ty went 16 for 26 (.615), while hitting 0 HR and collecting one RBI. He hit in every game this week and extended his hitting streak to 8 games. His season features a batting average of .571 (20 hits in 35 AB), 4 doubles, no triples and no longballs. Cobb collected 2 RBI and 8 runs as well. He's 1st in the American League in batting! Glenn Liebhardt of St. Louis (N) wins his 4th 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 0.00 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well.
|Tuesday 4/4/1915: Red Murray clubs five hits in a game|
BOSTON (A) - St. Louis (A)'s leftfielder Red Murray accomplished a difficult feat in a 11-4 win over Boston (A), drilling five hits to improve his career batting average to .261! Number 2 in the 2nd inning accounted for a two-run double. Number 3 in the 4th inning accounted for a double. His 4th hit was a RBI double off Gene Packard in the 6th inning. A pitch from Ray Collins in the 9th inning left his bat for a two-run homerun, landing 355 feet from home plate in right field. He had a single in the 1st. Red scored 3 runs, and he collected 5 RBI as well! He's having a very good season so far, batting .500. The final score of the game was 11-4.