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Standings - 10/29/2064
Astros expressed interest in acquiring P Nathaniel Worth from Nationals. Cardinals offered a minor deal to the Rangers. Rangers offered a minor deal to the Cubs. Rangers offered a minor deal to the Astros.
Saturday 10/29/2064: Josephs (Sea) and Vivar (StL) win Cy Young Award
The 2064 American League Cy Young Award winner is from Seattle this year. Samuel Josephs put together impressive numbers on the mound this season. His ERA of 2.90 helped him to a 25-8 record this year. He struck out 228 and walked 33 in 279.2 innings. He has 13 complete games and 2 shutouts. He's 2nd in the American League in ERA and 1st in wins! The 2064 National League Cy Young Award winner is from St. Louis this year. Miguel Vivar put together impressive numbers on the mound this season as well. His ERA of 1.79 helped him to a 20-8 record this year. He struck out 209 and walked 85 in 271 innings. Miguel has pitched 5 shutouts and 7 complete games. He's 1st in the National League in ERA and 2nd in wins! Vivar wins the award for the 5th time in his 10-year career.
Saturday 10/29/2064: Estelle and Smitherman earn Gary Tunstall Award honors
The Gary Tunstall Award in the American League was handed to Chicago (A)'s third baseman Murray Estelle! He has hit 51 bombs while batting .329 this season. His 195 hits and 74 walks add up to a .402 on-base percentage. He's 1st in the American League in RBIs and 2nd in homeruns! Philadelphia's first baseman Mario Smitherman will never forget this day as well. A great season convinced the voters that he is the worthy National League Gary Tunstall Award winner. While compiling an on base percentage of .423, Mario hit .328 and slugged .635. He has collected 150 runs batted in this year. He's 2nd in the National League in RBIs and 2nd in homeruns!
Saturday 10/29/2064: Centeno (CLE) and Levi (Ari) win Rookie of the Year Award
Cleveland's leftfielder Lucio Centeno has worked hard to reach the big leagues. His work paid off today as the American League named him the Rookie of the Year Award winner! He has hit 39 bombs while batting .277 this season. His 158 hits and 31 walks add up to a .331 on-base percentage. Kenneth Levi was named the National League Rookie of the Year Award winner today. Arizona's second baseman put up pretty good numbers for a rookie this year. This 24 year old kid will probably have a long and successful career! While compiling an on base percentage of .365, Kenneth hit .302 and slugged .600. He has collected 120 runs batted in this year.
Friday 10/28/2064: Oscar Leyva collects six hits against Los Angeles
SEATTLE - On Friday, Seattle's centerfielder Oscar Leyva displayed his sensational ability to handle the bat against Los Angeles, punishing their pitchers with six hits. His 3rd hit was a RBI double off David Catalano in the 4th inning. He collected singles in the 1st , in the 3rd inning , in the 5th (one RBI) , in the 7th and in the 8th inning (one RBI). Oscar scored one run, and he collected 3 RBI as well!
Monday 10/3/2064: Olson (Det) and Cardoso (Mil) win P.O.W. award
Stanley Olson from Detroit wins his 3rd Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the American League. Olson helped his team with an average of .478 and 14 RBI in 23 at bats. He got at least one hit each game this week and is on a 7 game hitting streak right now. His season numbers are: .359 AVG, 218 hits, 44 doubles, 6 triples and 30 longballs, along with 130 RBI and 124 runs scored. He's 4th in the American League in batting and 7th in RBI! Santiago Cardoso wins his 2nd Player of the Week award. National League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. In 26 at bats he hit .385 with 4 HR and 12 RBI. Cardoso has hit 30 bombs this year while batting .317. He adds 35 doubles, along with 91 runs scored.
Saturday 10/1/2064: Stanley Olson (Det) will miss 6 weeks
DETROIT - Detroit's rightfielder Stanley Olson will miss about 6 weeks after he hurt himself badly in the 4th inning of the game between Detroit and Minnesota. He dove for a drive off the bat of Justin Alleyne, and immediately signaled that he's not OK after hitting the ground. Detroit wasted no time and rushed him to an hospital. Team officials were informed later that Olson had suffered a Broken Finger. Olson has hit for a .359 average this season. He has 80 extra base hits along with 364 total bases, resulting in a .599 slugging percentage. He's 4th in the American League in batting and 5th in RBI!
Saturday 10/1/2064: Pitcher of the Month award winners announced
The best month of September in the American League certainly had Oakland's right-hander Craig Current, earning him the Pitcher of the Month award. He struck out 31 hitters in his 6 starts, putting together a record of 6-0 while pitching 31 innings. His ERA in September was 1.27. Craig got two complete game shutouts as well! His ERA of 3.64 helped him to a 24-9 record this year. He struck out 225 and walked 77 in 287 innings. Craig has pitched 3 shutouts and 4 complete games. He's 1st in the American League in wins! Winner of this months National League Pitcher of the Month award is Milwaukee's Crispin Almeida. His record of 5-1 in 7 was among the leagues best this month. In 39.2 innings of work he allowed just 36 hits while striking out 35, compiling an ERA of just 1.59. In 40 starts this year Crispin struck out 199 batters in 213.2 innings of work. His ERA is 2.61, his record 13-8.
Saturday 10/1/2064: Chicago (A)'s Estelle earns Batter of the Month award
Chicago (A)'s third baseman Murray Estelle had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the American League Batter of the Month. He hit .416 with 32 RBI and slugged .865 in 89 at bats. While compiling an on base percentage of .404, Murray hit .332 and slugged .698. He has collected 165 runs batted in this year. He's 1st in the American League in RBIs and 2nd in homeruns! The National League's best player of the month was Philadelphia's Mario Smitherman, who wins the award for the 2nd time in his career. In 104 at bats he hit .356 with 13 HR and 34 RBI. He has hit 48 longballs while batting .329 this season. His 193 hits and 98 walks add up to a .426 on-base percentage. He's 2nd in the National League in RBIs and 2nd in homeruns!
Wednesday 9/28/2064: Jose Arias blanks Tampa Bay with a 2-hitter
TAMPA BAY - Tampa Bay's hitters looked uncomfortable, and New York (A)'s Jose Arias didn't help them. The southpaw fired his 2nd shutout of the season, a 2-hitter. Arias (21-10) struck out 6 and walked 2, throwing 61 of 105 pitches for strikes. 'I really like to play baseball, and I love the way I was able to play it today.' Timothy Fouch provided New York (A) with the offense Arias needed as he collected 2 hits in 4 trips to the plate, hitting a homerun, and collecting 3 RBI. The final score of the game was 6-0.
Monday 9/26/2064: Player of the Week honors go to Debusk and Tafoya
Robert Debusk wins his 1st Player of the Week award. American League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. Robert pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .647 with 1 HR and 6 RBI while slugging .853. Francis Tafoya from Chicago (N) wins his 2nd Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the National League. He hit .444 with 11 RBI and slugged 1.167 in 18 at bats.
Thursday 9/22/2064: Clayton Hankins (CIN) will miss 5 weeks
CINCINNATI - Cincinnati's ace Clayton Hankins suffered a severe injury on Thursday and will be out for at least 5 weeks. In the 4th of the game against Milwaukee he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. After being taken to a local hospital, Hankins was examined by specialists. The diagnosis revealed the sad truth, a Ruptured Elbow Ligament. Clayton has a record of 13-8 this season, with an ERA of 3.19. In 203.1 Innings he was able to strike out 150 batters.
Thursday 9/22/2064: John Paisley ropes 2000th career hit
NEW YORK (N) - John Paisley got a standing ovation from 3118 fans in New York (N), who witnessed his 2000th career hit. With two outs in the 2nd inning, John drilled a single, causing a standing ovation from the crowd. In 15 years of big league action so far, John has compiled a batting average of .260, along with 504 homeruns and 1578 RBI. 'Wow. That is all I can say now. I'm thrilled.'
Monday 9/19/2064: Toronto's Chet Crase gets the cycle
TAMPA BAY - Chet Crase hits 'em where they ain't. Tampa Bay certainly agrees as Toronto's third baseman unloaded four hits and hitting for the cycle. His 1st hit was a RBI triple off Pedro Acevedo in the 1st inning. A single in the 5th off Pedro Acevedo accounted for his 2nd hit. In the 7th inning he unloaded a solo homerun off Juan Miranda. Number 4 in the 8th inning accounted for a RBI double. That drive completed the cycle, causing a smile on his face! Chet did drive in 3 while scoring 2 runs on his own. He's having a very good season so far, batting .337. 305 players in league history have so far hit for the cycle, including Chet. On 8/24/2064, Eric Hugley was the last player to hit for the cycle.
Monday 9/19/2064: Olson and Smitherman win Player of the Week award
The Player of the Week award in the American League goes to Detroit's Stanley Olson this time, as the rightfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. In 25 at bats he hit .560 with 1 HR and 11 RBI. His season features a batting average of .355 (200 hits in 564 AB), 41 doubles, 5 triples and 25 homeruns. Olson collected 113 RBI and 114 runs as well. He's 5th in the American League in batting and 9th in RBI! It's the 3rd time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Philadelphia's first baseman Mario Smitherman. Mario pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .500 with 5 HR and 11 RBI while slugging 1.182. He now has homered in 3 consecutive games as well!
Sunday 9/18/2064: James Tedesco shuts out Toronto on one hit
TORONTO - Boston's right-hander James Tedesco is clearly one of the best pitchers in the game. Toronto found out the hard way, getting just one hit. Tedesco 4th shutout this season was a masterpiece, as he was almost untouchable. He has now hurled 21st shutouts in his career. Tedesco (14-16) struck out 5 and issued 1 BB, throwing 63 of 101 pitches for strikes. 'I was able to keep´em off balance. That certainly helped.' The hitting star for Boston was rightfielder Neil Gates, he stroked 1 hit in 3 AB, and collecting 2 RBI. Boston scored 2 runs on 7 hits.
Saturday 9/17/2064: William Smith turns in great performance against Kansas City
KANSAS CITY - Kansas City's hitters looked uncomfortable, and Cleveland's William Smith didn't help them. The right-hander fired his 1st shutout of the season, a 1-hitter. Smith (11-9) struck out 7 and issued 2 BB, throwing 62 of 102 pitches for strikes. 'Giving my team a chance to win is the most important thing for me. I was able to do it today.' The hitting star for Cleveland was designated hitter Berry Sanchez, he stroked 3 hits in 5 AB, homering once, scoring twice and driving in 2 runs. Cleveland improved its record to 83-65, scoring 7 runs on 10 hits.
Wednesday 9/14/2064: Ramiro Pesante pitches 1-hit shutout against Tampa Bay
OAKLAND - Ramiro Pesante took the mound and never left. And Tampa Bay hitters couldn't touch him at all. Oakland's right-hander gave up just one hit in his 1st shutout of the season. He now has 8 career shutouts in 346 games started. 'I hit the corners with all of my pitches. That helped a lot!' Pesante (20-8) struck out 6 and issued 4 BB, throwing 57 of 100 pitches for strikes. The hitting star for Oakland was catcher Harvey Dunn, he got 1 hit in 4 AB, scoring twice. Oakland improved its record to 90-56, scoring 4 runs on 5 hits.
Monday 9/12/2064: Chicago (A)'s Kautz wins Player of the Week award
It's the 3rd time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Chicago (A)'s centerfielder Robert Kautz. Robert was on fire, hitting .500 with 1 HR and 10 RBI. His season features a batting average of .303 (154 hits in 508 AB), 15 doubles, 5 triples and 22 homeruns. Kautz collected 79 RBI and 72 runs as well. Florida's centerfielder Luis Monteiro had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Player of the Week. Luis was on fire, hitting .565 with 4 HR and 9 RBI. Monteiro has walked 32 times this year and posts a .378 OBP. While batting .310, 94 for 303, he has driven in 54 runs.
Saturday 9/10/2064: John Paisley slams 500th homerun
NEW YORK (N) - New York (N)'s centerfielder John Paisley made baseball history today, collecting his 500th career homerun! The historic drive, a solo homerun off Erick Strauser in the 2nd inning, landed an estimated 358 feet from home plate. Perhaps his best year so far was 2056 where he hit .294 with 54 homeruns and 110 RBI. John has managed to hit 30+ homeruns in a season 9 times, and he topped 40 homeruns 3 times. 'Wow. That is all I can say now. I'm thrilled.' It's no secret that he will one day be in the Hall of Fame!
Wednesday 9/7/2064: Baltimore has no chance in a 2-hitter by Jose Mendoza
TEXAS - Texas' left-hander Jose Mendoza will never forget this day. The 31-year old recorded his first career shutout, a 2-hitter, against Baltimore on Wednesday. Mendoza (10-12) struck out 6 and walked none, throwing 55 of 85 pitches for strikes. '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.' Paul Maddix helped Mendoza at the plate, he got 2 hits in 3 AB, homering once. Texas scored 2 runs on 7 hits.