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Sunday 9/1/1918: Philadelphia (A)'s O'toole earns Pitcher of the Month award
Marty O'toole couldn't have pitched much better than he did in August, and the American League thought so as well, naming the right-hander Pitcher of the Month. His ERA of just 1.77 helped him to a 7-1 record in August. He worked 71 innings, striking out 22 hitters while walking 29. Marty has a record of 18-15 this season, with an ERA of 3.36. In 316 Innings he was able to strike out 123 batters. He has 31 complete games and one shutout. He's 4th in the American League in wins! Chuck Rose couldn't have pitched much better than he did in August, and the National League thought so as well, naming the lefty Pitcher of the Month. He had an ERA of just 2.31 in 70 innings of work in which he struck out 26 hitters. His record in August is 5-2. Chuck fired two shutouts! In 19 starts this year Chuck struck out 54 batters in 160.2 innings of work. His ERA is 2.30, his record 11-5. Chuck has pitched 3 shutouts and 15 complete games.
 
Sunday 9/1/1918: Red hot Sisler and Murphy win Batter of the Month award
The American League Batter of the Month award goes to George Sisler, Detroit's starting rightfielder. George went 38 for 97 (.392), while hitting 2 HR and collecting 23 RBI. George has gone 153 for 454 (.337) this season, hitting 4 longballs and driving in 74 runs. He has scored 83 runs on his own. He's 1st in the American League in batting, 5th in homeruns and 3rd in RBI! The National League's best player of the month was Philadelphia (N)'s Eddie Murphy, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. He hit .458 with 8 RBI and slugged .500 in 96 at bats. Murphy has walked 69 times this year and posts a .436 OBP. While batting .341, 151 for 443, he has driven in 38 runs. He's 2nd in the National League in batting!
 
Thursday 8/29/1918: Washington's Ford out for 5-6 weeks
WASHINGTON - When it rains, it pours. Washington's right-hander Russ Ford will not pitch for at least 5-6 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 1st inning. After being examined by several specialists the diagnosis is clear: Strained Tricep Muscle. Russ has a record of 13-14 this season, with an ERA of 3.36. In 300.1 Innings he was able to strike out 94 batters. Russ has pitched one shutout and 21 complete games.
 
Monday 8/26/1918: Robinson (SLA) and Rogan (SLN) win P.O.W. award
The American League Player of the Week award goes to Hank Robinson, one of St. Louis (A)'s best starting pitchers. Hank went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50, while fanning 3 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. The Player of the Week award in the National League goes to St. Louis (N)'s Joe Rogan this time, as the pitcher displayed the best pitching perfomance in his league. Rogan was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 1.00. Along the way he struck out 9 in 18 innings. He hurled a shutout as well. Opposing players hit .236 against Joe this season. While posting an ERA of 3.27 he went 13-11 in 27 starts, fanning 134 and walking 101 hitters. He has 21 complete games and 4 shutouts.
 
Saturday 8/24/1918: Joe Rogan turns in great performance against Boston (N)
ST. LOUIS (N) - Joe Rogan had his best stuff going, and Boston (N) hitters were chanceless. St. Louis (N)'s right-hander fired a 2-hitter, his 4th shutout of the season. 'I was hitting my spots. Now I'll start concentrating on my next start, and hopefully it will work again.' Rogan (13-11) fanned 6 and walked 2, throwing 122 pitches. Frank Owens provided St. Louis (N) with the offense Rogan needed as he collected 2 hits in 4 trips to the plate. St. Louis (N) improved its record to 60-61, scoring 2 runs on 9 hits.
 
Friday 8/23/1918: Dutch Leonard out for 6 weeks
BOSTON (N) - Boston (N)'s ace Dutch Leonard suffered a severe injury on Friday and will be out for at least 6 weeks. In the 2nd of the game against St. Louis (N) he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. Boston (N) wasted no time and rushed him to an hospital. Team officials were informed later that Leonard had suffered a Herniated Disc Back. In 35 starts this year Dutch struck out 136 batters in 301 innings of work. His ERA is 2.33, his record 15-14. Dutch has pitched 3 shutouts and 27 complete games. He's 4th in the National League in ERA and 7th in wins!
 
Friday 8/23/1918: Eppa Rixey out for 7 weeks
NEW YORK (A) - New York (A)'s lefty Eppa Rixey suffered a severe injury on Friday and will be out for at least 7 weeks. In the 6th of the game against Cleveland he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. After being examined by several specialists the diagnosis is clear: Bone Chips Shoulder. His ERA of 2.71 helped him to a 18-9 record this year. He struck out 59 and walked 22 in 259.1 innings. He has 24 complete games and 2 shutouts. He's 7th in the American League in ERA and 3rd in wins!
 
Monday 8/19/1918: Brown (CHA) and Robertson (SLN) win P.O.W. award
It's the 6th time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Chicago (A)'s pitcher Curly Brown. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 0.00 while going 2-0. He pitched two shutouts! St. Louis (N)'s pitcher Dick Robertson 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 3.00 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well.
 
Tuesday 8/13/1918: New York (A) has no chance in a 2-hitter by Curly Brown
CHICAGO (A) - Great days are rare. But not for Chicago (A)'s left-hander Curly Brown. New York (A) 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 12th time he has done it in his career. Brown (10-17) showed excellent control, walking nobody and fanning 2. 'Winning is the most important thing. And I gave my team all the support it needed!' Chicago (A)'s rightfielder George Whiteman went 2 for 3, scoring two runs with 2 RBI. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Brown. Chicago (A) improved its record to 57-54, scoring 8 runs on 14 hits.
 
Monday 8/12/1918: Rixey (NYA) and Rose (CHN) win P.O.W. award
The American League Player of the Week award goes to Eppa Rixey, one of New York (A)'s best starting pitchers. Eppa went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50, while fanning 2 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. The National League Player of the Week award goes to Chuck Rose, one of Chicago (N)'s best starting pitchers. Rose was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 0.00. Along the way he struck out 3 in 18 innings. He pitched two shutouts!
 
Saturday 8/10/1918: Season ending injury strikes Cleveland's Cavet
CLEVELAND - Cleveland's left-hander Pug Cavet will not pitch again this year, suffering a serious injury in the game against Detroit on Saturday. Ruptured Disc Back was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a nearby hospital. The message shocked teammates and team officials. In 27 starts this year Pug struck out 69 batters in 224 innings of work. His ERA is 3.50, his record 9-14.
 
Tuesday 8/6/1918: Al Schulz (BRO) will miss 5 weeks
BROOKLYN - Brooklyn's ace Al Schulz suffered a severe injury on Tuesday and will be out for at least 5 weeks. In the 7th of the game against Philadelphia (N) he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. Pulled Tricep Muscle was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a nearby hospital. The message shocked teammates and team officials. Al has a record of 15-13 this season, with an ERA of 3.75. In 264.1 Innings he was able to strike out 94 batters. He has 24 complete games and 2 shutouts. He's 6th in the National League in wins!
 
Tuesday 8/6/1918: New York (A)'s Boehling severely injured
NEW YORK (A) - New York (A)'s left-hander Joe Boehling suffered a severe injury on Tuesday and will be out for at least 6 weeks. In the 9th of the game against Detroit he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Ruptured Tricep Tendon which will require surgery. Joe has a record of 6-6 this season, with an ERA of 3.70. In 107 Innings he was able to strike out 38 batters. Joe has pitched 3 shutouts and 10 complete games.
 
Monday 8/5/1918: Player of the Week honors go to Donaldson and Schulz
Cleveland's pitcher John Donaldson 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 1.06 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well. The Player of the Week award in the National League goes to Brooklyn's Al Schulz this time, as the pitcher displayed the best pitching perfomance in his league. Al went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50, while fanning 6 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well.
 
Thursday 8/1/1918: Pittsburgh's Mathewson named Pitcher of the Month
Pete Alexander couldn't have pitched much better than he did in July, and the American League thought so as well, naming the right-hander Pitcher of the Month. His ERA of just 1.23 helped him to a 4-1 record in July. He worked 44 innings, striking out 16 hitters while walking 3. Pete pitched THREE complete game shutouts! His ERA of 1.93 helped him to a 11-3 record this year. He struck out 46 and walked 21 in 130.1 innings. He has 14 complete games and 4 shutouts. Christy Mathewson couldn't have pitched much better than he did in July, and the National League thought so as well, naming the right-hander Pitcher of the Month. His record of 2-2 in 6 was among the leagues best this month. In 50.1 innings of work he allowed just 30 hits while striking out 22, compiling an ERA of just 0.72. Christy pitched a shutout as well. His ERA of 2.30 helped him to a 14-9 record this year. He struck out 137 and walked 42 in 246.2 innings. Christy has pitched 2 shutouts and 19 complete games. He's 4th in the National League in ERA and 6th in wins!
 
Thursday 8/1/1918: Herzog (DET) and Hornsby (CHN) win monthly award
It's the 1st time that the American League Batter of the Month award goes to Detroit's second baseman Buck Herzog. Buck pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .378 with 2 and 11 RBI while slugging .581. He has hit 3 bombs while batting .296 this season. His 99 hits and 36 walks add up to a .374 on-base percentage. He's 8th in the American League in batting! The Batter of the Month award in the National League goes to Chicago (N)'s Rogers Hornsby this time, as the shortstop displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Hornsby helped his team with an average of .369 and 9 RBI in 84 at bats. He has hit 3 homeruns while batting .351 this season. His 132 hits and 43 walks add up to a .419 on-base percentage. He's 1st in the National League in batting!
 
Tuesday 7/30/1918: Russ Ford dominates New York (A), gives up just 2 hits
WASHINGTON - All you need to win is a dominating pitching performance. And Washington's Russ Ford did so today, in a 2-hit shutout against New York (A). Wally Schang spoiled the bid for a no-hitter when he doubled with two outs in the 5th inning. Ford (11-13) fanned none and walked 2, throwing 140 pitches. 'I hit the corners with all of my pitches. That helped a lot!' Pat Duncan provided Washington with the offense Ford needed as he got 1 hit in 4 AB, hitting a double, and collecting 3 RBI. Washington scored 6 runs on 6 hits.
 
Monday 7/29/1918: Joe Boehling dominates Washington, gives up just 2 hits
WASHINGTON - New York (A)'s Joe Boehling overmatched the opposing hitters all day long. Washington had no chance, collecting just 2 hits against the lefty. 'They took some ugly cuts at my breaking stuff, so I kept throwing it. Fortunately they were not able to adjust in time.' Boehling (6-5) struck out 2 and issued 5 BB, throwing 66 of 116 pitches for strikes. Hack Miller helped Boehling at the plate, he finished 3 for 5, with 2 RBI. New York (A) improved its record to 50-48, scoring 7 runs on 15 hits.
 
Monday 7/29/1918: Player of the Week honors go to Wickware and Prough
The American League's best player of the week was Cleveland's Frank Wickware, who wins the award for the 8th time in his career. Wickware was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50. Along the way he struck out 5 in 18 innings. He hurled a shutout as well. His ERA of 3.75 helped him to a 13-9 record this year. He struck out 85 and walked 80 in 211.1 innings. He has 14 complete games and 2 shutouts. He's 7th in the American League in wins! The National League's best player of the week was St. Louis (N)'s Bill Prough, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. Bill went 2-0 with an ERA of 1.50, while fanning 1 in 18 innings of work. He was able to complete both starts of the week. In 18 starts this year Bill struck out 35 batters in 145 innings of work. His ERA is 3.04, his record 7-8. He has 9 complete games and one shutout.
 
Thursday 7/25/1918: Pete Alexander quiets Washington bats with shutout
CLEVELAND - Pete Alexander took the mound and never left. And Washington hitters couldn't touch him at all. Cleveland's right-hander gave up just 2 hits in his 3rd shutout of the season. He now has 15 career shutouts in 175 games started. Alexander (10-3) showed excellent control, walking nobody and fanning 3. 'Wow, what a nice day. I guess I had a good breakfast today.' Vic Saier provided Cleveland with the offense Alexander needed as he went 3 for 3, scoring three runs. Cleveland scored 10 runs on 13 hits.
 
Monday 7/22/1918: Chicago (N)'s Rose wins Player of the Week award
Detroit's first baseman Harry Heilmann had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the American League Player of the Week. Heilmann helped his team with an average of .550 and 2 RBI in 20 at bats. Heilmann has walked 33 times this year and posts a .385 OBP. While batting .326, 110 for 337, he has driven in 50 runs. He's 3rd in the American League in batting and 3rd in RBI! The National League Player of the Week award goes to Chuck Rose, one of Chicago (N)'s best starting pitchers. Rose was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 2.50. Along the way he struck out 8 in 18 innings. He was able to complete both starts of the week. In 9 starts this year Chuck struck out 22 batters in 73.2 innings of work. His ERA is 2.32, his record 5-2.
 
Saturday 7/20/1918: Christy Mathewson dominates Philadelphia (N), gives up just one hit
PITTSBURGH - Age doesn't matter. At least Pittsburgh's right-hander Christy Mathewson shares this opinion. The 37 year old pitched a 1-hit shutout against Philadelphia (N), recording his 2nd shutout of the season. Mathewson (14-7) struck out 4 and walked 1, throwing 68 of 108 pitches for strikes. 'They took some ugly cuts at my breaking stuff, so I kept throwing it. Fortunately they were not able to adjust in time.' Dave Bancroft helped Mathewson at the plate, he finished 3 for 3. Pittsburgh scored 1 run on 5 hits.
 
Monday 7/15/1918: Boston (A)'s Cullop wins Player of the Week award
The American League Player of the Week award goes to Nick Cullop, one of Boston (A)'s best starting pitchers. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 1.00 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well. Philadelphia (N)'s pitcher Rube Marquard had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Player of the Week. Rube went 2-0 with an ERA of 1.00, while fanning 12 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. This season Marquard compiled an ERA of 2.61, going 17-7 in 25 starts. He fanned 95 while giving up 195 hits in 217 innings. Rube has pitched 4 shutouts and 22 complete games. He's 7th in the National League in ERA and 1st in wins!
 
Saturday 7/13/1918: Joe Bush dominates Boston (N), gives up just one hit
BOSTON (N) - Boston (N)'s hitters were dominated by Chicago (N)'s Joe Bush. He gave up just one hit in recording his 1st shutout of the season. 'Pitching a great game is always a good thing. And it doesn't get much better than today.' Bush (17-6) struck out 1 and walked 2, throwing 57 of 94 pitches for strikes. Frank Baker provided Chicago (N) with the offense Bush needed as he stroked 3 hits in 5 AB, stroking a double. Chicago (N) scored 7 runs on 16 hits.
 
Friday 7/12/1918: Isaac Lane dominates Boston (N), gives up just 2 hits
BOSTON (N) - Chicago (N)'s right-hander Isaac Lane didn't look unexperienced at all. The 21 year old pitched a 2-hit shutout against Boston (N), recording his 1st shutout of the season. 'Winning is the most important thing. And I gave my team all the support it needed!' Lane Chicago (N)'s shortstop Rogers Hornsby finished 3 for 4. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Lane . Chicago (N) improved its record to 50-35, scoring 5 runs on 14 hits.
 
Monday 7/8/1918: Ferdie Schupp (DET) will miss 10 weeks
DETROIT - Detroit is without its left-hander Ferdie Schupp for at least 10 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Aaron Ward in a game against New York (A). His face showed signs of pain immediately after the ball left his hand. Schupp was rushed to an hospital near the ballpark, where doctors took x-rays. Those revealed the serious injury, Ruptured Elbow Ligament. Opposing players hit .255 against Ferdie this season. While posting an ERA of 3.48 he went 9-10 in 21 starts, fanning 49 and walking 84 hitters.
 
Wednesday 7/3/1918: Willie Mitchell pitches his 3rd shutout of the season
PHILADELPHIA (A) - Great days are rare. But not for New York (A)'s southpaw Willie Mitchell. Philadelphia (A) 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 23rd time he has done it in his career. Mitchell (7-13) struck out 5 and issued 2 BB, throwing 66 of 111 pitches for strikes. 'Pitching a great game is always a good thing. And it doesn't get much better than today.' Everett Scott helped Mitchell at the plate, he got 2 hits in 4 AB. New York (A) improved its record to 41-40, scoring 1 run on 5 hits.
 
Monday 7/1/1918: Pitcher of the Month award winners announced
Detroit's pitcher Dick Redding is the American League winner of the Pitcher of the Month award in June. He struck out 48 hitters in his 7 starts, putting together a record of 5-1 while pitching 48 innings. His ERA in June was 0.59. Dick pitched a shutout as well. Opposing players hit .206 against Dick this season. While posting an ERA of 1.57 he went 13-4 in 20 starts, fanning 124 and walking 30 hitters. Dick has pitched 3 shutouts and 14 complete games. He's 1st in the American League in ERA and 2nd in wins! Pittsburgh's Rip Vowinkel had a terrific June, and it earned him the National League Pitcher of the month award. He struck out 14 hitters in his 7 starts, putting together a record of 7-0 while pitching 14 innings. His ERA in June was 0.89. Rip fired two shutouts! In 20 starts this year Rip struck out 36 batters in 171.2 innings of work. His ERA is 2.73, his record 14-4. He has 13 complete games and 3 shutouts. He's 9th in the National League in ERA and 2nd in wins!
 
Monday 7/1/1918: Pettus (CHA) and Hornsby (CHN) win monthly award
William Pettus of Chicago (A) wins his 2nd Batter of the Month award for putting up the best numbers in the American League. He had an on base percentage of .379 and hit .323, while driving in 19 runs. William is hitting .258 this year, with 73 hits in 283 at bats. He has driven in 46 runs, slugging .364. He's 2nd in the American League in RBIs and 2nd in homeruns! The Batter of the Month award in the National League goes to Chicago (N)'s Rogers Hornsby this time, as the shortstop displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. He had an on base percentage of .505 and hit .443, while driving in 13 runs. Hornsby has hit 3 longballs this year while batting .346. He adds 9 doubles, along with 45 runs scored. He's 2nd in the National League in batting!
 
Monday 7/1/1918: Alexander (CLE) and Vowinkel (PIT) win P.O.W. award
It's the 1st time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Cleveland's pitcher Pete Alexander. Pete went 2-0 with an ERA of 2.25, while fanning 6 in 20 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. Pete has a record of 7-2 this season, with an ERA of 2.29. In 86.1 Innings he was able to strike out 30 batters. Pete has pitched one shutout and 9 complete games. The National League's best player of the week was Pittsburgh's Rip Vowinkel, who wins the award for the 8th time in his career. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 0.53 while going 2-0. A complete game added to his brilliant performance. Opposing players hit .224 against Rip this season. While posting an ERA of 2.73 he went 14-4 in 20 starts, fanning 36 and walking 49 hitters. Rip has pitched 3 shutouts and 13 complete games. He's 9th in the National League in ERA and 2nd in wins!
 
Monday 6/24/1918: Morton and Magee win Player of the Week award
Guy Morton of Washington wins his 1st Player of the Week award for dominating American League's hitters the entire week. Morton was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 1.00. Along the way he struck out 3 in 18 innings. He hurled a shutout as well. The National League's best player of the week was Brooklyn's Lee Magee, who wins the award for the 2nd time in his career. He had an on base percentage of .556 and hit .560, while driving in 7 runs. Lee has gone 91 for 274 (.332) this season, hitting 3 longballs and driving in 38 runs. He has scored 46 runs on his own. He's 5th in the National League in batting, 3rd in homeruns and 7th in RBI!
 
Monday 6/17/1918: Guy Morton quiets Detroit bats with shutout
DETROIT - Detroit's hitters looked uncomfortable, and Washington's Guy Morton didn't help them. The right-hander fired his 1st shutout of the season, a 2-hitter. 'Today I just felt fine. I had a good feeling while warming up.' Morton (1-0) fanned 3 and walked 3, throwing 117 pitches. Sam Rice helped Morton at the plate, he went 2 for 5, hitting a double, scoring twice. The final score of the game was 5-0.
 
Monday 6/17/1918: Donaldson (CLE) and Vowinkel (PIT) win P.O.W. award
The American League's best player of the week was Cleveland's John Donaldson, who wins the award for the 2nd time in his career. 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 Player of the Week award goes to Rip Vowinkel, one of Pittsburgh's best starting pitchers. Vowinkel was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 0.53. Along the way he struck out 3 in 17 innings. He hurled a shutout as well. Rip has a record of 11-4 this season, with an ERA of 3.09. In 145.2 Innings he was able to strike out 30 batters. He has 11 complete games and 3 shutouts. He's 4th in the National League in wins!
 
Monday 6/10/1918: Mike Regan fires 1-hitter against Brooklyn
CHICAGO (N) - It was a great day for Chicago (N)'s right-hander Mike Regan. The 29-year old recorded his first career shutout, a 1-hitter, against Brooklyn on Monday. 'I had my stuff going. Everything I tried worked. What a day!' Regan (7-7) struck out 5 and walked 3, throwing 65 of 110 pitches for strikes. The hitting star for Chicago (N) was shortstop Rogers Hornsby, he stroked 3 hits in 4 AB, scoring twice. Chicago (N) improved its record to 34-27, scoring 4 runs on 7 hits.
 
Monday 6/10/1918: Christy Mathewson turns in great performance against New York (N)
NEW YORK (N) - Pittsburgh's right-hander Christy Mathewson is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff, blanking New York (N) on just 2 hits. It's his 1st shutout this season, and the 73rd time he has done it in his career. With one out in the 6th inning Harry Krause singled to break up the no-hitter. Mathewson (9-6) struck out 5 and walked none, throwing 60 of 98 pitches for strikes. 'I'll have to give a lot of credit to my catcher. He put all the right fingers down today.' Dave Bancroft helped Mathewson at the plate, he finished with 1 hit in 3 AB. Pittsburgh scored 1 run on 6 hits.
 
Monday 6/10/1918: St. Louis (N)'s Robertson severely injured
ST. LOUIS (N) - St. Louis (N)'s ace Dick Robertson suffered a severe injury on Monday and will be out for at least 8 weeks. In the 9th of the game against Philadelphia (N) he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. St. Louis (N) wasted no time and rushed him to an hospital. Team officials were informed later that Robertson had suffered a Bone Chips Shoulder. This season Robertson compiled an ERA of 3.02, going 9-5 in 18 starts. He fanned 40 while giving up 151 hits in 152 innings. He's 6th in the National League in wins!
 
Monday 6/10/1918: Player of the Week honors go to Miller and Tincup
Hack Miller from New York (A) wins his 1st Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the American League. He had an on base percentage of .462 and hit .409, while driving in 8 runs. He hit in every game this week and extended his hitting streak to 7 games. Hack has gone 57 for 221 (.258) this season, hitting 2 homeruns and driving in 36 runs. He has scored 26 runs on his own. He's 4th in the American League in RBIs and 5th in homeruns! Brooklyn's pitcher Ben Tincup had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Player of the Week. Ben went 2-0 with an ERA of 1.00, while fanning 4 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. Opposing players hit .250 against Ben this season. While posting an ERA of 2.63 he went 10-7 in 17 starts, fanning 49 and walking 42 hitters. He has 15 complete games and 4 shutouts. He's 9th in the National League in ERA and 2nd in wins!
 
Thursday 6/6/1918: Huge blow for New York (A)'s St.vrain, career over
NEW YORK (A) - It was one of baseball saddest days. New York (A)'s left-hander Jim St.vrain fell victim to a career ending injury in a game against Philadelphia (A) on Thursday. He complained about pain after throwing a pitch to George Burns, then suddenly collapsed. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Torn Back Muscle which will require surgery. Opposing players hit .224 against Jim this season. While posting an ERA of 2.35 he went 10-3 in 15 starts, fanning 64 and walking 17 hitters. He has 12 complete games and one shutout. He's 6th in the American League in ERA and 1st in wins! His career featured a record of 305-149 with an ERA of 1.92. Baseball will certainly miss this great player.
 
Monday 6/3/1918: Frank Corridon pitches his 1st shutout of the season
DETROIT - Age doesn't matter. At least Detroit's right-hander Frank Corridon shares this opinion. The 37 year old pitched a 2-hit shutout against Philadelphia (A), recording his 1st shutout of the season. 'My catcher called a very good game. I have to give credit to him.' Corridon (7-7) struck out 1 and walked 2, throwing 56 of 104 pitches for strikes. Buck Herzog provided Detroit with the offense Corridon needed as he collected 2 hits in 3 trips to the plate, hitting a double, with 2 RBI. Detroit scored 4 runs on 8 hits.
 
Monday 6/3/1918: Player of the Week honors go to Donaldson and Vowinkel
It's the 1st time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Cleveland's pitcher John Donaldson. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 0.50 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well. The Player of the Week award in the National League goes to Pittsburgh's Rip Vowinkel this time, as the pitcher displayed the best pitching perfomance in his league. Vowinkel was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 1.50. Along the way he struck out 3 in 18 innings. He hurled a shutout as well. In 14 starts this year Rip struck out 24 batters in 119.2 innings of work. His ERA is 3.46, his record 8-4. Rip has pitched 2 shutouts and 9 complete games. He's 6th in the National League in wins!
 
Saturday 6/1/1918: St. Louis (A)'s Collins severely injured
ST. LOUIS (A) - St. Louis (A)'s shortstop Eddie Collins suffered a serious injury when he was struck by a pitch from Boston (A)'s Reb Russell. He collapsed in pain and was helped off the field. Collins will probaby miss 6 weeks. After being taken to a local hospital, Collins was examined by specialists. The diagnosis revealed the sad truth, a Fractured Hand. He has hit no longballs while batting .326 this season. His 57 hits and 31 walks add up to a .431 on-base percentage. He's 4th in the American League in batting!
 
Saturday 6/1/1918: Boston (A)'s Packard earns Pitcher of the Month award
Boston (A)'s Gene Packard had a terrific May, and it earned him the American League Pitcher of the month award. His ERA of just 1.39 helped him to a 6-2 record in May. He worked 71 innings, striking out 9 hitters while walking 20. Gene got two complete game shutouts as well! This season Packard compiled an ERA of 2.17, going 8-5 in 15 starts. He fanned 17 while giving up 108 hits in 133 innings. He has 13 complete games and 2 shutouts. He's 4th in the American League in ERA and 4th in wins! He's 9th in the American League in saves! Doc Crandall couldn't have pitched much better than he did in May, and the National League thought so as well, naming the right-hander Pitcher of the Month. He went 5-1 in May and finished the month with an ERA of 1.16. He struck out 11 in 62 innings. Doc pitched a shutout as well. Opposing players hit .198 against Doc this season. While posting an ERA of 1.25 he went 9-3 in 13 starts, fanning 23 and walking 22 hitters. Doc has pitched 2 shutouts and 12 complete games. He's 1st in the National League in ERA and 2nd in wins!
 
Saturday 6/1/1918: Red hot Kauff and Lewis win Batter of the Month award
The American League Batter of the Month award goes to Benny Kauff, Detroit's starting centerfielder. In 92 at bats he hit .337 with 1 HR and 17 RBI. Benny is hitting .288 this year, with 53 hits in 184 at bats. He has driven in 35 runs, slugging .429. St. Louis (N)'s second baseman Jack Lewis had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Batter of the Month. Jack was on fire, hitting .374 with 1 homeruns and 22 RBI. Jack is hitting .325 this year, with 63 hits in 194 at bats. He has driven in 32 runs, slugging .402. He's 6th in the National League in batting, 3rd in homeruns and 3rd in RBI!
 
Wednesday 5/29/1918: Roy Castleton (SLA) will miss 5 weeks
ST. LOUIS (A) - St. Louis (A)'s ace Roy Castleton suffered a severe injury on Wednesday and will be out for at least 5 weeks. In the 4th of the game against Detroit he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Strained Rotator Cuff Muscle which will require surgery. This season Castleton compiled an ERA of 2.90, going 2-5 in 5 starts. He fanned 8 while giving up 38 hits in 40.1 innings. He's 6th in the American League in saves!
 
Tuesday 5/28/1918: John Donaldson shuts out Washington on 2 hits
CLEVELAND - John Donaldson had some fun again. Washington hitters did not. Cleveland's left-hander gave up just 2 hits in his 1st shutout of the season. He now has 4 career shutouts in 118 games started. Donaldson (9-2) struck out 4 and issued 2 BB, throwing 71 of 115 pitches for strikes. 'Giving my team a chance to win is the most important thing for me. I was able to do it today.' Bill Wambsganss provided Cleveland with the offense Donaldson needed as he got 2 hits in 3 AB, with 2 RBI. Cleveland improved its record to 25-25, scoring 4 runs on 9 hits.
 
Monday 5/27/1918: Raleigh and Williams win Player of the Week award
The American League Player of the Week award goes to John Raleigh, one of Detroit's best starting pitchers. John went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.00, while fanning 4 in 18 innings of work. He pitched two shutouts! The Player of the Week award in the National League goes to Pittsburgh's Lefty Williams this time, as the pitcher displayed the best pitching perfomance in his league. Williams was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50. Along the way he struck out 3 in 18 innings. He hurled a shutout as well. Opposing players hit .270 against Lefty this season. While posting an ERA of 3.30 he went 5-7 in 14 starts, fanning 23 and walking 56 hitters. He has 12 complete games and one shutout.
 
Sunday 5/26/1918: Harry Krause turns in great performance against St. Louis (N)
NEW YORK (N) - Great days are rare. But not for New York (N)'s lefty Harry Krause. St. Louis (N) 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 39th time he has done it in his career. 'That was one of the best games of my career. I had my stuff working very well today.' Krause (8-4) fanned 2 and walked 1, throwing 102 pitches. Bob Fisher provided New York (N) with the offense Krause needed as he went 1 for 3. The final score of the game was 5-0.
 
Monday 5/20/1918: New York (A)'s Mitchell wins Player of the Week award
The Player of the Week award in the American League goes to New York (A)'s Willie Mitchell this time, as the pitcher displayed the best pitching perfomance in his league. Willie went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50, while fanning 5 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. The National League's best player of the week was Chicago (N)'s Frank Baker, who wins the award for the 8th time in his career. Baker helped his team with an average of .520 and 4 RBI in 25 at bats. Baker has hit one longball this year while batting .296. He adds 7 doubles, along with 19 runs scored.
 
Friday 5/17/1918: Chicago (N)'s Rose out for 6 weeks
CHICAGO (N) - Chicago (N)'s ace Chuck Rose suffered a severe injury on Friday and will be out for at least 6 weeks. In the 5th of the game against Pittsburgh he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. After being taken to a local hospital, Rose was examined by specialists. The diagnosis revealed the sad truth, a Ruptured Elbow Ligament. In 7 starts this year Chuck struck out 14 batters in 55.2 innings of work. His ERA is 2.26, his record 3-2.
 
Monday 5/13/1918: Washington's Backman severely injured
WASHINGTON - Washington's ace Les Backman suffered a severe injury on Monday and will be out for at least 5 weeks. In the 3rd of the game against Detroit he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. After being examined by several specialists the diagnosis is clear: Spasms Back. His ERA of 3.10 helped him to a 4-5 record this year. He struck out 24 and walked 21 in 87 innings. Les has pitched 2 shutouts and 8 complete games. He's 8th in the American League in wins!
 
Monday 5/13/1918: Player of the Week honors go to Packard and Tincup
Gene Packard of Boston (A) wins his 1st 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. In 10 starts this year Gene struck out 9 batters in 89 innings of work. His ERA is 2.63, his record 5-3. Gene has pitched one shutout and 8 complete games. He's 8th in the American League in ERA and 5th in wins! He's 7th in the American League in saves! Brooklyn's pitcher Ben Tincup had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Player of the Week. Ben went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50, while fanning 10 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. His ERA of 2.29 helped him to a 7-3 record this year. He struck out 31 and walked 27 in 90.1 innings. Ben has pitched 3 shutouts and 10 complete games. He's 6th in the National League in ERA and 2nd in wins!
 
Monday 5/6/1918: St. Louis (A)'s Thomas wins Player of the Week award
Jules Thomas wins his 2nd Player of the Week award. American League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. He hit .520 with 6 RBI and slugged .600 in 25 at bats. Thomas has hit for a .347 average this season. He has 3 extra base hits along with 29 total bases, resulting in a .387 slugging percentage. It's the 5th time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Pittsburgh's pitcher Rip Vowinkel. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 2.50 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well. Rip has a record of 5-2 this season, with an ERA of 3.24. In 66.2 Innings he was able to strike out 15 batters. Rip has pitched one shutout and 6 complete games. He's 3rd in the National League in wins!
 
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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