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Thursday, 9/28/1917
Wednesday 9/27/1917: Roy Castleton quiets Washington bats with shutout
ST. LOUIS (A) - Great days are rare. But not for St. Louis (A)'s southpaw Roy Castleton. 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 5th time he has done it in his career. Castleton (16-13) struck out 2 and walked none, throwing 51 of 89 pitches for strikes. 'Winning is the most important thing. And I gave my team all the support it needed!' St. Louis (A)'s second baseman Heinie Zimmerman finished with 2 hits in 4 AB, doubling once, and collecting 2 RBI. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Castleton. St. Louis (A) scored 4 runs on 9 hits.
 
Wednesday 9/27/1917: Jack Scott out for 8 weeks
DETROIT - When it rains, it pours. Detroit's right-hander Jack Scott will not pitch for at least 8 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. He suffered a serious injury in a game against New York (A) where he left the field in the 8th inning. After x-rays were taken the diagnosis did not surprise many: Fractured Elbow. Surgery will be performed next week. Opposing players hit .274 against Jack this season. While posting an ERA of 4.46 he went 3-4 in 9 starts, fanning 45 and walking 24 hitters.
 
Monday 9/25/1917: Philadelphia (N)'s Johnson wins Player of the Week award
It's the 3rd time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Detroit's pitcher Les Backman. 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 .262 against Les this season. While posting an ERA of 2.80 he went 18-15 in 39 starts, fanning 249 and walking 51 hitters. He has 27 complete games and 2 shutouts. He's 10th in the American League in ERA and 5th in wins! It's the 12th 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 0.50. Along the way he struck out 19 in 18 innings. He hurled a shutout as well.
 
Wednesday 9/20/1917: St. Louis (N)'s Karger severely injured
ST. LOUIS (N) - When it rains, it pours. St. Louis (N)'s lefty Ed Karger 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 7th inning. St. Louis (N) wasted no time and rushed him to an hospital. Team officials were informed later that Karger had suffered a Inflamed Rotator Cuff Muscle. Ed has a record of 21-16 this season, with an ERA of 2.88. In 349.2 Innings he was able to strike out 207 batters. He has 35 complete games and 6 shutouts. He's 6th in the National League in wins!
 
Wednesday 9/20/1917: Washington's Redding severely injured
WASHINGTON - Washington is without its ace Dick Redding for at least 5-6 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Bobby Veach in a game against Detroit. His face showed signs of pain immediately after the ball left his hand. Washington wasted no time and rushed him to an hospital. Team officials were informed later that Redding had suffered a Strained Tricep Muscle. In 37 starts this year Dick struck out 337 batters in 316 innings of work. His ERA is 2.91, his record 15-13. He has 24 complete games and 2 shutouts.
 
Monday 9/18/1917: Boston (A)'s Cobb wins Player of the Week award
Ty Cobb wins his 17th Player of the Week award. American League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. Ty pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .519 with 0 HR and 3 RBI while slugging .667. Cobb has walked 28 times this year and posts a .387 OBP. While batting .357, 208 for 583, he has driven in 53 runs. He's 1st in the American League in batting! Brooklyn's first baseman Fred Luderus had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Player of the Week. He hit .571 with 7 RBI and slugged .905 in 21 at bats.
 
Monday 9/11/1917: Charlie Becker out for 5 weeks
CLEVELAND - Cleveland's left-hander Charlie Becker suffered a severe injury on Monday and will be out for at least 5 weeks. In the 5th of the game against Detroit he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. After x-rays were taken the diagnosis did not surprise many: Torn Bicep Muscle. Surgery will be performed next week. In 25 starts this year Charlie struck out 120 batters in 207.1 innings of work. His ERA is 3.30, his record 10-11.
 
Monday 9/11/1917: Player of the Week honors go to Atkins and Regan
The Player of the Week award in the American League goes to Chicago (A)'s Tommy Atkins this time, as the pitcher displayed the best pitching perfomance in his league. Tommy went 2-0 with an ERA of 1.00, while fanning 10 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. Opposing players hit .223 against Tommy this season. While posting an ERA of 2.18 he went 15-10 in 27 starts, fanning 195 and walking 55 hitters. Tommy has pitched 4 shutouts and 24 complete games. It's the 1st time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Cincinnati's pitcher Mike Regan. Mike went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50, while fanning 4 in 18 innings of work. A complete game added to his brilliant performance. Opposing players hit .241 against Mike this season. While posting an ERA of 1.85 he went 6-1 in 6 starts, fanning 18 and walking 10 hitters.
 
Saturday 9/9/1917: Joe Bush quiets New York (N) bats with shutout
CINCINNATI - Cincinnati's right-hander Joe Bush is clearly one of the best pitchers in the game. New York (N) found out the hard way, getting just 2 hits. Bush 5th shutout this season was a masterpiece, as he was almost untouchable. He has now hurled 14th shutouts in his career. 'I felt early that I was on top of my game. Fortunately I was able to keep that feeling the entire game.' Bush (16-16) fanned 6 and walked 2, throwing 136 pitches. Johnny Beall helped Bush at the plate, he finished with 2 hits in 4 AB, blasting a homerun. The final score of the game was 5-0.
 
Monday 9/4/1917: Brown and Liebhardt win Player of the Week award
The American League's best player of the week was Chicago (A)'s Curly Brown, who wins the award for the 5th time in his career. Brown was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 0.00. Along the way he struck out 9 in 18 innings. He pitched two shutouts! The National League's best player of the week was St. Louis (N)'s Glenn Liebhardt, who wins the award for the 6th time in his career. Liebhardt was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 0.53. Along the way he struck out 14 in 17 innings. He hurled a shutout as well. This season Liebhardt compiled an ERA of 2.54, going 14-11 in 29 starts. He fanned 142 while giving up 258 hits in 251.2 innings. He has 22 complete games and 3 shutouts.
 
Friday 9/1/1917: Philadelphia (N)'s Marquard named Pitcher of the Month
Winner of this months American League Pitcher of the Month award is Chicago (A)'s Tommy Atkins. His ERA of just 0.60 helped him to a 5-0 record in August. He worked 45 innings, striking out 42 hitters while walking 8. Tommy got two complete game shutouts as well! Opposing players hit .224 against Tommy this season. While posting an ERA of 2.27 he went 13-10 in 25 starts, fanning 185 and walking 54 hitters. He has 22 complete games and 3 shutouts. It's the 5th time that the National League Pitcher of the Month award goes to Philadelphia (N)'s pitcher Rube Marquard. His ERA of just 1.11 helped him to a 6-1 record in August. He worked 65 innings, striking out 74 hitters while walking 9. Rube got two complete game shutouts as well! His ERA of 2.62 helped him to a 22-8 record this year. He struck out 291 and walked 53 in 299 innings. He has 27 complete games and 5 shutouts. He's 6th in the National League in ERA and 3rd in wins!
 
Friday 9/1/1917: Charleston (CLE) and Magee (BRO) win monthly award
The American League Batter of the Month award goes to Oscar Charleston, Cleveland's starting centerfielder. Charleston helped his team with an average of .304 and 24 RBI in 112 at bats. Charleston has hit 12 homeruns this year while batting .328. He adds 36 doubles, along with 76 runs scored. He's 5th in the American League in batting, 2nd in homeruns and 1st in RBI! The National League Batter of the Month award goes to Lee Magee, Brooklyn's starting second baseman. Lee was on fire, hitting .374 with 2 homeruns and 13 RBI. This year Magee drove in 51 and scored 66 runs while batting .385 with 6 taters.
 
Tuesday 8/29/1917: Cleveland has no chance in a NO-HITTER by Pete Alexander
ST. LOUIS (A) - St. Louis (A)'s right-hander Pete Alexander 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.' Alexander (16-10) fanned 5 and walked none, throwing 100 pitches. Wally Pipp helped Alexander at the plate, he finished 2 for 4. St. Louis (A) scored 4 runs on 10 hits.
 
Monday 8/28/1917: St.vrain ( ) and Mcquillan (SLN) win P.O.W. award
The American League Player of the Week award goes to Jim St.vrain, one of Jim went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50, while fanning 19 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. His ERA of 1.49 helped him to a 22-4 record this year. He struck out 300 and walked 33 in 289 innings. He has 23 complete games and 6 shutouts. He's 1st in the American League in ERA and 1st in wins! The National League Player of the Week award goes to George Mcquillan, one of St. Louis (N)'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.
 
Sunday 8/27/1917: Jim St.vrain dominates Chicago (A), gives up just one hit
CHICAGO (A) - Great days are rare. But not for New York (A)'s left-hander Jim St.vrain. Chicago (A) found out the hard way that he is among the leagues top pitchers, getting just one hit. It's his 6th shutout this season, and the 76th time he has done it in his career. St.vrain (22-4) was overpowering, fanning 11 while walking 1, throwing 113 pitches. 'Well, the ball went where I wanted it. I was able to hit the corners with all of my pitches.' The hitting star for New York (A) was catcher Ivey Wingo, he stroked 2 hits in 4 AB. New York (A) scored 4 runs on 11 hits.
 
Monday 8/21/1917: St.vrain ( ) and Karger (SLN) win P.O.W. award
Jim St.vrain of He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 1.06 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well. Ed Karger of St. Louis (N) wins his 5th 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 hurled a shutout as well.
 
Saturday 8/19/1917: Jim St.vrain shuts out Washington on 2 hits
NEW YORK (A) - New York (A)'s left-hander Jim St.vrain is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff, blanking Washington on just 2 hits. It's his 5th shutout this season, and the 75th time he has done it in his career. St.vrain (20-4) struck out 8 and walked 2, throwing 72 of 114 pitches for strikes. 'I'll have to give a lot of credit to my catcher. He put all the right fingers down today.' Del Pratt helped St.vrain at the plate, he finished 1 for 3. The final score of the game was 1-0.
 
Friday 8/18/1917: Tommy Atkins quiets Boston (A) bats with shutout
BOSTON (A) - Chicago (A)'s left-hander Tommy Atkins is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff, blanking Boston (A) on just 2 hits. It's his 3rd shutout this season, and the 26th time he has done it in his career. Atkins (10-10) showed excellent control, walking nobody and fanning 7. 'They took some ugly cuts at my breaking stuff, so I kept throwing it. Fortunately they were not able to adjust in time.' Chicago (A)'s second baseman Jay Kirke went 3 for 5, scoring three times. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Atkins. Chicago (A) scored 7 runs on 15 hits.
 
Monday 8/14/1917: Hall (CHA) and Johnson (PHI) win P.O.W. award
Charley Hall of Chicago (A) wins his 4th Player of the Week award for dominating American League's hitters the entire week. Charley went 2-0 with an ERA of 1.50, while fanning 10 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. Opposing players hit .227 against Charley this season. While posting an ERA of 2.52 he went 19-11 in 32 starts, fanning 200 and walking 56 hitters. He has 29 complete games and 3 shutouts. He's 6th in the American League in ERA and 1st in wins! The National League's best player of the week was Philadelphia (N)'s Walter Johnson, who wins the award for the 11th time in his career. Walter went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50, while fanning 22 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well.
 
Monday 8/7/1917: Cleveland's Charleston wins Player of the Week award
Oscar Charleston wins his 1st Player of the Week award. American League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. In 27 at bats he hit .481 with 1 HR and 7 RBI. Charleston has hit for a .339 average this season. He has 47 extra base hits along with 222 total bases, resulting in a .502 slugging percentage. He's 3rd in the American League in batting, 2nd in homeruns and 1st in RBI! It's the 2nd time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Philadelphia (N)'s centerfielder George Johnson. He hit .480 with 8 RBI and slugged .680 in 25 at bats. George has gone 126 for 422 (.299) this season, hitting 5 bombs and driving in 61 runs. He has scored 47 runs on his own. He's 6th in the National League in RBIs and 5th in homeruns!
 
Tuesday 8/1/1917: Pitcher of the Month award winners announced
It's the 2nd time that the American League Pitcher of the Month award goes to Chicago (A)'s pitcher Tommy Atkins. His ERA of just 1.10 helped him to a 3-1 record in July. He worked 32.2 innings, striking out 35 hitters while walking 3. Tommy also fired a shutout. Tommy has a record of 8-10 this season, with an ERA of 2.71. In 172.2 Innings he was able to strike out 143 batters. He has 17 complete games and one shutout. The best month of July in the National League certainly had Philadelphia (N)'s right-hander Walter Johnson, earning him the Pitcher of the Month award. He had an ERA of just 1.65 in 60 innings of work in which he struck out 69 hitters. His record in July is 6-0. Walter fired two shutouts! Walter has a record of 19-6 this season, with an ERA of 2.81. In 253 Innings he was able to strike out 254 batters. He has 20 complete games and 3 shutouts. He's 8th in the National League in ERA and 1st in wins!
 
Tuesday 8/1/1917: Red hot Cobb and Killefer win Batter of the Month award
Ty Cobb of Boston (A) wins his 20th Batter of the Month award for putting up the best numbers in the American League. Cobb helped his team with an average of .422 and 11 RBI in 102 at bats. Ty has gone 152 for 412 (.369) this season, hitting 2 taters and driving in 39 runs. He has scored 58 runs on his own. He's 1st in the American League in batting! The National League's best player of the month was St. Louis (N)'s Bill Killefer, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. Killefer helped his team with an average of .458 and 12 RBI in 59 at bats. While compiling an on base percentage of .363, Bill hit .322 and slugged .469. He has collected 33 runs batted in this year.
 
Monday 7/31/1917: Rixey (NYA) and Robertson (BSN) win P.O.W. award
The American League's best player of the week was New York (A)'s Eppa Rixey, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. Eppa went 2-0 with an ERA of 2.00, while fanning 7 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. Opposing players hit .260 against Eppa this season. While posting an ERA of 2.66 he went 7-2 in 10 starts, fanning 38 and walking 14 hitters. He has 8 complete games and one shutout. Boston (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 1.56 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well. Dick has a record of 9-17 this season, with an ERA of 3.67. In 201 Innings he was able to strike out 117 batters. Dick has pitched 2 shutouts and 2 complete games.
 
Saturday 7/29/1917: Walter Johnson fires 2-hitter against Chicago (N)
CHICAGO (N) - Walter Johnson had some fun again. Chicago (N) hitters did not. Philadelphia (N)'s right-hander gave up just 2 hits in his 3rd shutout of the season. He now has 49 career shutouts in 427 games started. 'Giving my team a chance to win is the most important thing for me. I was able to do it today.' Johnson (19-6) struck out an astounding 15 and walked none, throwing 77 of 113 pitches for strikes. Eddie Murphy provided Philadelphia (N) with the offense Johnson needed as he went 3 for 4, hitting a double. Philadelphia (N) scored 1 run on 5 hits.
 
Thursday 7/27/1917: Jim St.vrain shuts out Philadelphia (A) on 2 hits
NEW YORK (A) - Jim St.vrain had some fun again. Philadelphia (A) hitters did not. New York (A)'s left-hander gave up just 2 hits in his 3rd shutout of the season. He now has 73 career shutouts in 499 games started. With no outs in the 7th inning Ray Chapman doubled to break up the no-hitter. 'I really like to play baseball, and I love the way I was able to play it today.' St.vrain (16-4) was overpowering, fanning 10 while walking none, throwing 105 pitches. Del Pratt provided New York (A) with the offense St.vrain needed as he finished 2 for 4. New York (A) scored 3 runs on 6 hits.
 
Wednesday 7/26/1917: Philadelphia (N)'s Finneran severely injured
PHILADELPHIA (N) - Philadelphia (N) is without its right-hander Happy Finneran for at least 4-5 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Jimmy Cooney in a game against St. Louis (N). His face showed signs of pain immediately after the ball left his hand. Torn Tricep Muscle was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a nearby hospital. The message shocked teammates and team officials. This season Finneran compiled an ERA of 3.36, going 10-8 in 25 starts. He fanned 124 while giving up 223 hits in 214 innings. He has 16 complete games and 4 shutouts.
 
Tuesday 7/25/1917: Christy Mathewson earns 400th career win
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh's right-hander Christy Mathewson gained immortality by recording his 400th win in the big leagues. Christy Mathewson threw 134 pitches in 9 innings, 83 for strikes. He allowed 2 earned runs while striking out 1 and walking 2 earned runs. His career features a 1.97 ERA, along with 5253 K's in 5908 innings. 'This day is special, I'll probably remember it my whole life. Thank god I'm blessed with the talent to play this game.' He set a career high with 31 wins in 1912. Mathewson won 20 or more games a season 10 times. The Hall of Fame is already waiting for this great player.
 
Monday 7/24/1917: Brooklyn's Tincup wins Player of the Week 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 9 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. The National League's best player of the week was Brooklyn's Ben Tincup, who wins the award for the 4th time in his career. 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 2.55 helped him to a 14-12 record this year. He struck out 159 and walked 56 in 236.1 innings. Ben has pitched 5 shutouts and 22 complete games. He's 5th in the National League in ERA and 7th in wins!
 
Sunday 7/23/1917: Boston (A) has no chance in a 1-hitter by Hank Robinson
BOSTON (A) - Great days are rare. But not for St. Louis (A)'s left-hander Hank Robinson. Boston (A) found out the hard way that he is among the leagues top pitchers, getting just one hit. It's his 2nd shutout this season, and the 9th time he has done it in his career. With two outs in the 7th inning Hy Myers doubled to break up the no-hitter. 'My catcher called a very good game. I have to give credit to him.' Robinson (12-4) struck out 5 and walked none, throwing 56 of 93 pitches for strikes. Heinie Zimmerman provided St. Louis (A) with the offense Robinson needed as he collected 3 hits in 5 trips to the plate, hitting three two-baggers, with 2 RBI. St. Louis (A) scored 6 runs on 13 hits.
 
Wednesday 7/19/1917: Ray Caldwell out for 5 weeks
CLEVELAND - Cleveland's right-hander Ray Caldwell suffered a severe injury on Wednesday and will be out for at least 5 weeks. In the 1st of the game against Philadelphia (A) he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Pulled Rotator Cuff Muscle which will require surgery. His ERA of 2.80 helped him to a 11-8 record this year. He struck out 95 and walked 49 in 173.2 innings. He has 16 complete games and 2 shutouts.
 
Monday 7/17/1917: Brown (CHA) and Fisher (BRO) win P.O.W. award
The American League Player of the Week award goes to Curly Brown, one of Chicago (A)'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. Curly has a record of 6-3 this season, with an ERA of 2.23. In 93 Innings he was able to strike out 57 batters. He has 7 complete games and 2 shutouts. It's the 3rd time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Brooklyn's pitcher Ray Fisher. Fisher was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50. Along the way he struck out 12 in 18 innings. He hurled a shutout as well.
 
Thursday 7/13/1917: Al Schulz pitches 2-hit shutout against Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH - Brooklyn's left-hander Al Schulz is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff, blanking Pittsburgh on just 2 hits. It's his 2nd shutout this season, and the 2nd time he has done it in his career. 'Things like that happen. You take the mound and everything works. My velocity was pretty good today and I guess it showed.' Schulz (15-6) struck out 4 and issued 3 BB, throwing 68 of 122 pitches for strikes. Red Smith helped Schulz at the plate, he stroked 2 hits in 5 AB, hitting a double, and collecting 2 RBI. Brooklyn scored 4 runs on 10 hits.
 
Monday 7/10/1917: St.vrain ( ) and Karger (SLN) win P.O.W. award
It's the 17th time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Jim went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.53, while fanning 15 in 17 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. It's the 4th time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to St. Louis (N)'s pitcher Ed Karger. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 1.89 while going 2-0. He was able to complete both starts of the week.
 
Saturday 7/8/1917: Cleveland's Cavet severely injured
CLEVELAND - When it rains, it pours. Cleveland's ace Pug Cavet will not pitch for at least 7 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. He suffered a serious injury in a game against St. Louis (A) where he left the field in the 5th inning. After being taken to a local hospital, Cavet was examined by specialists. The diagnosis revealed the sad truth, a Strained Tricep Muscle. This season Cavet compiled an ERA of 3.29, going 9-7 in 19 starts. He fanned 87 while giving up 182 hits in 164.1 innings.
 
Monday 7/3/1917: Ingerton and Santop win Player of the Week award
Scotty Ingerton from Cleveland wins his 1st Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the American League. Scotty was on fire, hitting .722 with 0 HR and 4 RBI. Louis Santop from Chicago (N) wins his 2nd Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the National League. Louis pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .438 with 1 HR and 5 RBI while slugging .813. Santop has hit for a .331 average this season. He has 30 extra base hits along with 142 total bases, resulting in a .546 slugging percentage. He's 5th in the National League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 5th in RBI!
 
Saturday 7/1/1917: Robinson (SLA) and Leonard (SLN) win monthly pitcher award
St. Louis (A)'s Hank Robinson had a terrific June, and it earned him the American League Pitcher of the month award. His ERA of just 1.80 helped him to a 5-0 record in June. He worked 45 innings, striking out 24 hitters while walking 10. In 16 starts this year Hank struck out 74 batters in 139 innings of work. His ERA is 2.59, his record 8-4. Hank has pitched one shutout and 12 complete games. The best month of June in the National League certainly had St. Louis (N)'s left-hander Dutch Leonard, earning him the Pitcher of the Month award. His ERA of just 0.67 helped him to a 4-0 record in June. He worked 54 innings, striking out 32 hitters while walking 11. Dutch fired two shutouts! His ERA of 1.71 helped him to a 14-3 record this year. He struck out 138 and walked 41 in 195 innings. He has 17 complete games and 4 shutouts. He's 1st in the National League in ERA and 1st in wins!
 
Saturday 7/1/1917: Cleveland's Ruth earns Batter of the Month award
It's the 3rd time that the American League Batter of the Month award goes to Cleveland's rightfielder Babe Ruth. Babe pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .344 with 4 and 18 RBI while slugging .600. Ruth has walked 51 times this year and posts a .381 OBP. While batting .267, 71 for 266, he has driven in 44 runs. He's 2nd in the American League in RBIs and 1st in homeruns! The National League's best player of the month was Cincinnati's Frank Baker, who wins the award for the 4th time in his career. Frank was on fire, hitting .412 with 1 homeruns and 21 RBI. He has hit 8 bombs while batting .300 this season. His 86 hits and 26 walks add up to a .356 on-base percentage. He's 1st in the National League in RBIs and 2nd in homeruns!
 
Friday 6/30/1917: Jose Mendez shuts out Washington on 2 hits
ST. LOUIS (A) - All you need to win is a dominating pitching performance. And St. Louis (A)'s Jose Mendez did so today, in a 2-hit shutout against Washington. '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.' Mendez (1-3) struck out 8 and issued 3 BB, throwing 74 of 126 pitches for strikes. St. Louis (A)'s centerfielder Cy Williams went 2 for 3, stroking a double. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Mendez. The final score of the game was 1-0.
 
Thursday 6/29/1917: Jesse Barnes fires 1-hitter against New York (N)
CINCINNATI - Great days are rare. But not for Cincinnati's right-hander Jesse Barnes. New York (N) found out the hard way that he is among the leagues top pitchers, getting just one hit. It's his 4th shutout this season, and the 7th time he has done it in his career. Barnes (12-7) struck out 4 and issued 1 BB, throwing 56 of 92 pitches for strikes. 'I really like to play baseball, and I love the way I was able to play it today.' The hitting star for Cincinnati was rightfielder Steve Evans, he got 2 hits in 3 AB, with 2 RBI. The final score of the game was 5-0.
 
Wednesday 6/28/1917: George Suggs (BSN) will miss 6 weeks
BOSTON (N) - When it rains, it pours. Boston (N)'s ace George Suggs will not pitch for at least 6 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 1st inning. After being taken to a local hospital, Suggs was examined by specialists. The diagnosis revealed the sad truth, a Inflamed Rotator Cuff Muscle. George has a record of 6-6 this season, with an ERA of 3.26. In 121.1 Innings he was able to strike out 46 batters. George has pitched one shutout and 10 complete games.
 
Tuesday 6/27/1917: Dutch Leonard quiets Cincinnati bats with shutout
CINCINNATI - St. Louis (N)'s left-hander Dutch Leonard is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff, blanking Cincinnati on just 2 hits. It's his 4th shutout this season, and the 13th time he has done it in his career. Leonard (14-3) fanned 3 and walked none, throwing 100 pitches. 'I hit the corners with all of my pitches. That helped a lot!' St. Louis (N)'s catcher Bill Killefer finished with 4 hits in 5 AB, hitting a double. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Leonard. St. Louis (N) scored 4 runs on 10 hits.
 
Monday 6/26/1917: Brown and Mcinnis win Player of the Week award
The Player of the Week award in the American League goes to Chicago (A)'s Curly Brown this time, as the pitcher displayed the best pitching perfomance in his league. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 0.53 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well. Opposing players hit .255 against Curly this season. While posting an ERA of 2.37 he went 3-2 in 6 starts, fanning 34 and walking 13 hitters. Curly has pitched one shutout and 4 complete games. The National League Player of the Week award goes to Stuffy Mcinnis, New York (N)'s starting shortstop. Stuffy was on fire, hitting .542 with 2 HR and 3 RBI. Mcinnis has hit 2 bombs this year while batting .289. He adds 18 doubles, along with 34 runs scored.
 
Wednesday 6/21/1917: Washington's Smith out for 4-5 weeks
WASHINGTON - Washington is without its ace Sherry Smith for at least 4-5 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Babe Ruth in a game against Cleveland. His face showed signs of pain immediately after the ball left his hand. Pulled Bicep Muscle was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a nearby hospital. The message shocked teammates and team officials. Opposing players hit .235 against Sherry this season. While posting an ERA of 2.23 he went 8-8 in 19 starts, fanning 91 and walking 16 hitters. He has 15 complete games and one shutout.
 
Monday 6/19/1917: Chicago (N)'s Vance wins Player of the Week award
The American League's best player of the week was Cleveland's Ray Schalk, who wins the award for the 2nd time in his career. He had an on base percentage of .625 and hit .625, while driving in 5 runs. It's the 1st time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Chicago (N)'s pitcher Dazzy Vance. Vance 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 hurled a shutout as well.
 
Friday 6/16/1917: Christy Mathewson quiets Philadelphia (N) bats with shutout
PHILADELPHIA (N) - Pittsburgh's right-hander Christy Mathewson is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff, blanking Philadelphia (N) on just one hit. It's his 3rd shutout this season, and the 70th time he has done it in his career. Mathewson (12-6) fanned 9 and walked 1, throwing 111 pitches. 'I felt early that I was on top of my game. Fortunately I was able to keep that feeling the entire game.' Pittsburgh's leftfielder Bernardo Baro got 2 hits in 4 AB. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Mathewson. Pittsburgh scored 2 runs on 8 hits.
 
Friday 6/16/1917: Dazzy Vance pitches 1-hit shutout against St. Louis (N)
ST. LOUIS (N) - Chicago (N)'s right-hander Dazzy Vance will never forget this day. The 26-year old recorded his first career shutout, a 1-hitter, against St. Louis (N) on Friday. Vance (7-11) fanned 4 and walked 1, throwing 101 pitches. 'Winning is the most important thing. And I gave my team all the support it needed!' The hitting star for Chicago (N) was leftfielder Frank Gilhooley, he finished 5 for 5. Chicago (N) scored 6 runs on 13 hits.
 
Monday 6/12/1917: Brooklyn's Fisher wins Player of the Week award
The Player of the Week award in the American League goes to Detroit's Les Backman this time, as the pitcher displayed the best pitching perfomance in his league. Backman 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. The National League's best player of the week was Brooklyn's Ray Fisher, who wins the award for the 2nd time in his career. Fisher was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 0.53. Along the way he struck out 8 in 17 innings. He hurled a shutout as well. Ray has a record of 8-8 this season, with an ERA of 4.36. In 136.1 Innings he was able to strike out 83 batters. He has 11 complete games and one shutout.
 
Thursday 6/8/1917: John Donaldson shuts out Chicago (A) on one hit
CLEVELAND - Cleveland's left-hander John Donaldson is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff, blanking Chicago (A) on just one hit. It's his 1st shutout this season, and the 3rd time he has done it in his career. 'Hey, that's my job! Everytime I take the mound I give the best I can. And my best stuff was too much for them today.' Donaldson (6-6) was overpowering, fanning 10 while walking 1, throwing 103 pitches. Babe Ruth helped Donaldson at the plate, he finished with 1 hit in 3 AB, homering once. Cleveland scored 2 runs on 4 hits.
 
Monday 6/5/1917: Redding (WAS) and Tincup (BRO) win P.O.W. award
Dick Redding of Washington wins his 11th 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 1.00 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well. Dick has a record of 10-2 this season, with an ERA of 2.17. In 132.2 Innings he was able to strike out 132 batters. He has 10 complete games and 2 shutouts. He's 5th in the American League in ERA and 3rd in wins! It's the 3rd time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Brooklyn's pitcher Ben Tincup. Tincup was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 0.47. Along the way he struck out 10 in 19 innings. He hurled a shutout as well.
 
Thursday 6/1/1917: Caldwell and Douglas receive Pitcher of the Month award
Ray Caldwell pitched like a legend in May, and the American League named him Pitcher of the Month for his extraordinary performance. He started 6 games in May, going 5-1 and compiling an ERA of 1.21 in 52 innings. Ray fanned 28 hitters. Ray got two complete game shutouts as well! His ERA of 2.16 helped him to a 7-4 record this year. He struck out 46 and walked 28 in 96 innings. Ray has pitched 2 shutouts and 10 complete games. He's 4th in the American League in ERA and 7th in wins! Boston (N)'s Phil Douglas had a terrific May, and it earned him the National League Pitcher of the month award. He went 4-2 in May and finished the month with an ERA of 0.68. He struck out 21 in 53 innings. Phil fired THREE shutouts! Opposing players hit .290 against Phil this season. While posting an ERA of 3.08 he went 5-8 in 13 starts, fanning 48 and walking 22 hitters. Phil has pitched 3 shutouts and 13 complete games.
 
Thursday 6/1/1917: New York (N)'s Nunamaker named Batter of the Month
The Batter of the Month award in the American League goes to Detroit's Walter Lonergan this time, as the shortstop displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Walter was on fire, hitting .447 with 0 homeruns and 17 RBI. Lonergan has walked 5 times this year and posts a .368 OBP. While batting .352, 63 for 179, he has driven in 27 runs. He's 2nd in the American League in batting and 6th in RBI! The National League Batter of the Month award goes to Les Nunamaker, New York (N)'s starting catcher. In 80 at bats he hit .388 with 2 HR and 21 RBI. He has hit 2 taters while batting .380 this season. His 57 hits and 16 walks add up to a .435 on-base percentage.
 
Wednesday 5/31/1917: Dutch Leonard dominates Cincinnati, gives up just one hit
ST. LOUIS (N) - St. Louis (N)'s left-hander Dutch Leonard is clearly one of the best pitchers in the game. Cincinnati found out the hard way, getting just one hit. Leonard 2nd shutout this season was a masterpiece, as he was almost untouchable. He has now hurled 11th shutouts in his career. 'I had my stuff going. Everything I tried worked. What a day!' Leonard (10-3) fanned 3 and walked 3, throwing 106 pitches. Tex Mcdonald helped Leonard at the plate, he went 1 for 4. The final score of the game was 1-0.
 
Wednesday 5/31/1917: Jesse Baker (CHN) will miss 5 weeks
CHICAGO (N) - Chicago (N) is without its southpaw Jesse Baker for at least 5 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Jack Lewis 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 3.74 helped him to a 5-9 record this year. He struck out 91 and walked 30 in 120.1 innings. He has 12 complete games and one shutout.
 
Tuesday 5/30/1917: New York (N)'s Anderson severely injured, out for season
NEW YORK (N) - New York (N)'s right-hander Fred Anderson experienced probably the worst case scenario for a pitcher, a season ending injury. After pitching in the 2nd inning of the game against Pittsburgh, Anderson complained about serious pain in his throwing arm. He had to leave the game. Torn Tricep Muscle was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a nearby hospital. The message shocked teammates and team officials. Fred has a record of 5-5 this season, with an ERA of 3.51. In 105 Innings he was able to strike out 70 batters. He has 8 complete games and 2 shutouts.
 
Monday 5/29/1917: Player of the Week honors go to Lelivelt and Schulz
It's the 3rd time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Philadelphia (A)'s rightfielder Jack Lelivelt. Jack was on fire, hitting .625 with 0 HR and 5 RBI. Lelivelt has hit for a .296 average this season. He has 13 extra base hits along with 75 total bases, resulting in a .369 slugging percentage. It's the 2nd time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Brooklyn's pitcher Al Schulz. Schulz was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 1.00. Along the way he struck out 11 in 18 innings. He was able to complete both starts of the week. Opposing players hit .188 against Al this season. While posting an ERA of 2.17 he went 11-1 in 11 starts, fanning 72 and walking 37 hitters. He has 9 complete games and one shutout. He's 1st in the National League in ERA and 1st in wins!
 
Monday 5/22/1917: Cleveland's Wickware wins Player of the Week award
The American League Player of the Week award goes to Frank Wickware, one of Cleveland's best starting pitchers. Frank went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50, while fanning 14 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. His ERA of 3.24 helped him to a 5-5 record this year. He struck out 65 and walked 21 in 86 innings. He has 8 complete games and 2 shutouts. The National League Player of the Week award goes to Billy Southworth, Cincinnati's starting centerfielder. Billy was on fire, hitting .538 with 1 HR and 3 RBI.
 
Sunday 5/21/1917: 6-hit performance by Cincinnati's Billy Southworth
CHICAGO (N) - Billy Southworth is among the best pure hitters in the game, but his 6 hit performance seemed to surprise even himself. A pitch from Dazzy Vance in the 1st inning left his bat for a double. His 2nd hit, a solo homerun off Dazzy Vance in the 5th inning, landed an estimated 360 feet from home plate. In the 8th inning he belted a double off Heinie Elder. He collected singles in the 6th inning , in the 6th inning and in the 9th inning . Billy scored 4 runs, and he collected one RBI as well! He's having a very good season so far, batting .369. Cincinnati improved its record to 27-21, scoring 22 runs on 26 hits.
 
Monday 5/15/1917: Cullop and Baker win Player of the Week award
Nick Cullop of Boston (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 0.00 while going 2-0. He pitched two shutouts! This season Cullop compiled an ERA of 2.27, going 5-4 in 11 starts. He fanned 45 while giving up 74 hits in 99.1 innings. He has 9 complete games and 3 shutouts. Jesse Baker of Chicago (N) wins his 2nd Player of the Week award for dominating National League's hitters the entire week. Jesse went 2-0 with an ERA of 1.59, while fanning 10 in 17 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. His ERA of 3.58 helped him to a 5-6 record this year. He struck out 74 and walked 24 in 93 innings. Jesse has pitched one shutout and 9 complete games.
 
Sunday 5/14/1917: Carl Weilman NO-HITS Chicago (A)
DETROIT - Detroit's southpaw Carl Weilman made some history today, firing a no-hitter against Chicago (A). Their hitters found out the hard way that he is among the leagues top pitchers, never having a chance against his overpowering stuff. Weilman (6-2) struck out 6 and issued 2 BB, throwing 64 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, and it's especially nice to do it in such fashion.' Walter Lonergan provided Detroit with the offense Weilman needed as he went 4 for 4, hitting 2 doubles, scoring three runs with 2 RBI. Detroit scored 8 runs on 13 hits.
 
Monday 5/8/1917: Brooklyn's Schulz wins Player of the Week award
The Player of the Week award in the American League goes to Philadelphia (A)'s Frank Corridon this time, as the pitcher displayed the best pitching perfomance in his league. Corridon was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 0.00. Along the way he struck out 12 in 18 innings. He hurled a shutout as well. The National League's best player of the week was Brooklyn's Al Schulz, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. Al went 2-0 with an ERA of 1.00, while fanning 12 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well.
 
Friday 5/5/1917: St. Louis (N) has no chance in a 2-hitter by Joe Bush
ST. LOUIS (N) - Joe Bush had some fun again. St. Louis (N) hitters did not. Cincinnati's right-hander gave up just 2 hits in his 1st shutout of the season. He now has 10 career shutouts in 109 games started. 'I was hitting my spots. Now I'll start concentrating on my next start, and hopefully it will work again.' Bush (4-5) struck out 4 and walked none, throwing 67 of 104 pitches for strikes. Cincinnati's shortstop Rogers Hornsby went 3 for 5, blasting a homerun. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Bush. The final score of the game was 5-0.
 
Monday 5/1/1917: Pitcher of the Month award winners announced
The best month of April in the American League certainly had St. Louis (A)'s left-hander Roy Castleton, earning him the Pitcher of the Month award. He went 5-0 in April and finished the month with an ERA of 1.89. He struck out 19 in 38 innings. Roy also fired a shutout. Philadelphia (N)'s Walter Johnson had a terrific April, and it earned him the National League Pitcher of the month award. His ERA of just 2.20 helped him to a 6-1 record in April. He worked 69.2 innings, striking out 68 hitters while walking 15. Walter pitched a shutout as well.
 
Monday 5/1/1917: Batter of the Month award winners announced
Hugh Bradley of Detroit wins his 1st Batter of the Month award for putting up the best numbers in the American League. He hit .414 with 14 RBI and slugged .569 in 116 at bats. The National League Batter of the Month award goes to Louis Santop, Chicago (N)'s starting catcher. Santop helped his team with an average of .425 and 14 RBI in 87 at bats.
 
Monday 5/1/1917: Schupp (WAS) and Campbell (PIT) win P.O.W. award
Ferdie Schupp of Washington wins his 2nd Player of the Week award for dominating American League's hitters the entire week. Schupp was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 2.00. Along the way he struck out 12 in 18 innings. He hurled a shutout as well. His ERA of 4.07 helped him to a 3-2 record this year. He struck out 28 and walked 22 in 55.1 innings. He has 4 complete games and one shutout. The Player of the Week award in the National League goes to Pittsburgh's Vin Campbell this time, as the first baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Vin was on fire, hitting .571 with 0 HR and 6 RBI.
 
Friday 4/28/1917: Ken Williams nabs five hits against Philadelphia (N)
PHILADELPHIA (N) - Ken Williams saw the ball really well, leading Pittsburgh to a 6-3 win over Philadelphia (N). His five hits thrilled his teammates and coaches, and Ken seemed happy as well after the game. His 1st hit was a double off Happy Finneran in the 1st inning. A pitch from Happy Finneran in the 5th inning left his bat for a RBI double. That one tied it at 3 runs apiece. His 5th hit, a two-run homerun off Happy Finneran in the 9th inning, landed an estimated 371 feet from home plate. He collected singles in the 3rd inning and in the 7th (one RBI). Ken did drive in 4 while scoring 2 runs on his own. This season has been a good one for him so far, as he has 32 hits in 102 at bats, resulting in a .314 batting average.
 
Wednesday 4/26/1917: Marty O'toole pitches 2-hit shutout against Washington
PHILADELPHIA (A) - Philadelphia (A)'s right-hander Marty O'toole is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff, blanking Washington on just 2 hits. It's his 2nd shutout this season, and the 2nd time he has done it in his career. O'toole (2-4) struck out 6 and walked 3, throwing 73 of 125 pitches for strikes. '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.' Dutch Zwilling helped O'toole at the plate, he stroked 2 hits in 3 AB, doubling once. Philadelphia (A) improved its record to 12-12, scoring 4 runs on 10 hits.
 
Monday 4/24/1917: Player of the Week honors go to St.vrain and Santop
The American League Player of the Week award goes to Jim St.vrain, one of He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 1.06 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well. Chicago (N)'s catcher Louis Santop had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Player of the Week. He hit .440 with 4 RBI and slugged .720 in 25 at bats. He got at least one hit each game this week and is on a 18 game hitting streak right now. This year Santop drove in 13 and scored 11 runs while batting .457 with 2 homeruns. He's 1st in the National League in batting!
 
Monday 4/17/1917: Thomas and Karger win Player of the Week award
The Player of the Week award in the American League goes to St. Louis (A)'s Jules Thomas this time, as the centerfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Jules was on fire, hitting .455 with 2 HR and 7 RBI. He got at least one hit each game this week and is on a 9 game hitting streak right now. It's the 3rd time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to St. Louis (N)'s pitcher Ed Karger. Ed went 2-0 with an ERA of 1.00, while fanning 4 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. His ERA of 2.25 helped him to a 3-1 record this year. He struck out 18 and walked 4 in 36 innings. He has 4 complete games and 2 shutouts. He's 9th in the National League in ERA and 2nd in wins!
 
Sunday 4/16/1917: George Mcquillan out for 7 weeks
ST. LOUIS (N) - When it rains, it pours. St. Louis (N)'s right-hander George Mcquillan will not pitch for at least 7 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. He suffered a serious injury in a game against Cincinnati where he left the field in the 3rd inning. After x-rays were taken the diagnosis did not surprise many: Strained Tricep Muscle. Surgery will be performed next week. His ERA of 3.58 helped him to a 1-2 record this year. He struck out 14 and walked 12 in 27.2 innings.
 
Thursday 4/13/1917: Ambrose Puttmann (PIT) will miss 4-5 weeks
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh's left-hander Ambrose Puttmann suffered a severe injury on Thursday and will be out for at least 4-5 weeks. In the 8th of the game against Chicago (N) he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. Torn Bicep Muscle was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a nearby hospital. The message shocked teammates and team officials. Opposing players hit .255 against Ambrose this season. While posting an ERA of 2.13 he went 1-1 in 3 starts, fanning 11 and walking 3 hitters.
 
Thursday 4/13/1917: Frank Wickware pitches 2-hit shutout against New York (A)
CLEVELAND - Cleveland's right-hander Frank Wickware is clearly one of the best pitchers in the game. New York (A) found out the hard way, getting just 2 hits. Wickware 1st shutout this season was a masterpiece, as he was almost untouchable. He has now hurled 26th shutouts in his career. 'Wow, what a nice day. I guess I had a good breakfast today.' Wickware (2-1) was overpowering, fanning 10 while walking none, throwing 104 pitches. Oscar Charleston helped Wickware at the plate, he finished with 3 hits in 4 AB, doubling once, with 2 RBI. The final score of the game was 6-0.
 
Tuesday 4/11/1917: Ray Fisher out for 7 weeks
BROOKLYN - Brooklyn's right-hander Ray Fisher suffered a severe injury on Tuesday and will be out for at least 7 weeks. In the 6th of the game against Cincinnati he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. After being taken to a local hospital, Fisher was examined by specialists. The diagnosis revealed the sad truth, a Spasms Back.
 
Monday 4/10/1917: Boston (A)'s Russell wins Player of the Week award
Boston (A)'s pitcher Reb Russell 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! Frank Baker from Cincinnati wins his 7th Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the National League. He had an on base percentage of .429 and hit .444, while driving in 10 runs. He got at least one hit each game this week and is on a 13 game hitting streak right now.
 

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