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Sunday, 9/17/1945
Monday 9/11/1945: Jim Tobin turns in great performance against New York (A)
NEW YORK (A) - With his best stuff going, Boston (A)'s Jim Tobin overmatched the opposing hitters all day long. New York (A) had no chance, collecting just one hit against the right-hander. Tobin (18-8) fanned 4 and walked 2, throwing 122 pitches. 'I hit the corners with all of my pitches. That helped a lot!' The hitting star for Boston (A) was first baseman Eddie Robinson, he finished with 3 hits in 4 AB, homering once, hitting a double, and collecting 2 RBI. Boston (A) improved its record to 77-66, scoring 2 runs on 7 hits.
 
Monday 9/11/1945: Keltner (CLE) and Leiber (BSN) win P.O.W. award
The Player of the Week award in the American League goes to Cleveland's Ken Keltner this time, as the second baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Ken went 8 for 17 (.471), while hitting 2 HR and collecting 8 RBI. It's the 5th time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Boston (N)'s rightfielder Hank Leiber. In 26 at bats he hit .385 with 5 HR and 12 RBI. His season features a batting average of .280 (120 hits in 429 AB), 35 doubles, 2 triples and 37 bombs. Leiber collected 114 RBI and 84 runs as well. He's 7th in the National League in RBIs and 7th in homeruns!
 
Monday 9/4/1945: Buck Rogers dominates Chicago (N), gives up just 2 hits
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh's Buck Rogers overmatched the opposing hitters all day long. Chicago (N) had no chance, collecting just 2 hits against the southpaw. 'Things like that happen. You take the mound and everything works. My velocity was pretty good today and I guess it showed.' Rogers (6-20) fanned 5 and walked 7, throwing 116 pitches. Pittsburgh's centerfielder Bill Wright collected 3 hits in 4 trips to the plate, going deep twice, scoring 2 runs and collecting 3 RBI. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Rogers. Pittsburgh improved its record to 59-78, scoring 6 runs on 7 hits.
 
Monday 9/4/1945: Rudy York homers three times against New York (A)
NEW YORK (A) - Cleveland beat New York (A) 10-4, but that was not the real story of the game. Rudy York was, as he went deep three times. His 1st blast, a solo homerun off Lefty Gomez in the 2nd inning, landed an estimated 331 feet from home plate. That one tied it at 1 runs apiece. His 2nd shot, off Lefty Gomez in the 4th inning, was a solo homerun and cleared the fence in left field. Number 3 in the 5th inning, a shot estimated at 433 feet, cleared the wall in right-center. Overall he finished 3 for 6, scoring three runs and driving in 5 runs. Johnny Davis was the last player to hit 3 homeruns in a game, doing it 8/14/1945.
 
Monday 9/4/1945: Player of the Week honors go to Johnson and Almada
The American League Player of the Week award goes to Earl Johnson, one of Cleveland's best starting pitchers. Johnson 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. The Player of the Week award in the National League goes to Philadelphia (N)'s Mel Almada this time, as the first baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. In 23 at bats he hit .609 with 1 HR and 8 RBI. He got at least one hit each game this week and is on a 8 game hitting streak right now. Almada has hit for a .343 average this season. He has 24 extra base hits along with 169 total bases, resulting in a .453 slugging percentage.
 
Sunday 9/3/1945: Cincinnati's Phil Cavarretta gets milestone hit
NEW YORK (N) - Cincinnati's first baseman Phil Cavarretta joined some elite company today, collecting his 2000th career hit! He hit a double in the 3rd off Johnny Podgajny for number 2000. In 11 years of big league action so far, Phil has compiled a batting average of .319, along with 247 homeruns and 1192 RBI. 'My firends always told me that I will do it one day. I never believed it. Good that I was wrong!'
 
Saturday 9/2/1945: Season ending injury strikes Boston (N)'s Gordon
BOSTON (N) - Boston (N)'s centerfielder Sid Gordon suffered a season ending injury when he hurt himself diving for a ball. He collapsed in pain and was helped off the field. After x-rays were taken the diagnosis did not surprise many: Broken Knee. Surgery will be performed next week. While compiling an on base percentage of .393, Sid hit .294 and slugged .588. He has collected 97 runs batted in this year.
 
Friday 9/1/1945: Pitcher of the Month award winners announced
The best month of August in the American League certainly had Washington's right-hander Bobo Newsom, earning him the Pitcher of the Month award. His record of 6-0 in 7 was among the leagues best this month. In 63.2 innings of work he allowed just 43 hits while striking out 28, compiling an ERA of just 1.27. Bobo pitched a shutout as well. Bobo has a record of 15-15 this season, with an ERA of 4.32. In 262.2 Innings he was able to strike out 105 batters. He has 23 complete games and 2 shutouts. Sam Nahem pitched like a legend in August, and the National League named him Pitcher of the Month for his extraordinary performance. His record of 6-0 in 7 was among the leagues best this month. In 57 innings of work he allowed just 43 hits while striking out 32, compiling an ERA of just 3.00. In 34 starts this year Sam struck out 170 batters in 290 innings of work. His ERA is 3.35, his record 24-9. He has 24 complete games and 2 shutouts. He's 1st in the National League in ERA and 1st in wins!
 
Friday 9/1/1945: Brooklyn's Nicholson named Batter of the Month
The Batter of the Month award in the American League goes to Boston (A)'s Ted Williams this time, as the leftfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. He hit .416 with 30 RBI and slugged 1.013 in 77 at bats. He has hit 58 homeruns while batting .375 this season. His 146 hits and 138 walks add up to a .533 on-base percentage. He's 2nd in the American League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI! The National League Batter of the Month award goes to Bill Nicholson, Brooklyn's starting rightfielder. Bill was on fire, hitting .326 with 17 homeruns and 34 RBI. His season numbers are: .308 AVG, 144 hits, 28 doubles, 6 triples and 51 taters, along with 120 RBI and 125 runs scored. He's 3rd in the National League in RBIs and 1st in homeruns!
 
Monday 8/28/1945: Season ending injury strikes St. Louis (A)'s Slaughter
ST. LOUIS (A) - St. Louis (A)'s centerfielder Enos Slaughter suffered a season ending injury when he hurt himself diving for a ball. He collapsed in pain and was helped off the field. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Torn Rib Cage Muscle which will require surgery. Slaughter has hit for a .301 average this season. He has 42 extra base hits along with 184 total bases, resulting in a .447 slugging percentage.
 
Monday 8/28/1945: St. Louis (N)'s Kurowski wins Player of the Week award
Ken Keltner from Cleveland wins his 7th Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the American League. He had an on base percentage of .615 and hit .583, while driving in 12 runs. He got at least one hit each game this week and is on a 8 game hitting streak right now. The National League Player of the Week award goes to Whitey Kurowski, St. Louis (N)'s starting third baseman. Whitey pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .360 with 2 HR and 12 RBI while slugging .720. Whitey is hitting .321 this year, with 150 hits in 467 at bats. He has driven in 97 runs, slugging .567. He's 9th in the National League in batting!
 
Monday 8/21/1945: Williams and Davis win Player of the Week award
Ted Williams from Boston (A) wins his 22nd Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the American League. Ted was on fire, hitting .526 with 5 HR and 15 RBI. Johnny Davis from Chicago (N) wins his 5th Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the National League. Johnny went 11 for 29 (.379), while hitting 5 HR and collecting 12 RBI. Johnny is hitting .334 this year, with 136 hits in 407 at bats. He has driven in 115 runs, slugging .690. He's 7th in the National League in batting, 3rd in homeruns and 3rd in RBI!
 
Saturday 8/19/1945: It's NO-NO time for Stuart Jones against Pittsburgh
PHILADELPHIA (N) - Great things can happen when you throw strikes. And Stuart Jones did so today, in a no-hit shutout against Pittsburgh. 'Well, the ball went where I wanted it. I was able to hit the corners with all of my pitches. I'm so happy that it was enough to pitch such a great game.' Jones (7-7) struck out an astounding 13 and walked 3, throwing 68 of 115 pitches for strikes. Butch Nieman provided Philadelphia (N) with the offense Jones needed as he went 2 for 3, hitting a homerun, scoring two runs and collecting 2 RBI. Philadelphia (N) scored 5 runs on 8 hits.
 
Thursday 8/17/1945: 6-hit performance by Chicago (A)'s George Case
DETROIT - George Case is among the best pure hitters in the game, but his 6 hit performance seemed to surprise even himself. A pitch from Max Butcher in the 1st inning left his bat for a double. A double off Max Butcher in the 6th inning accounted for his 3rd hit. He collected singles in the 4th inning , in the 7th , in the 8th inning (two RBIs) and in the 9th (two RBIs). George did drive in 4 while scoring 2 runs on his own. He is hitting .320 this season, with 3 HR and 65 RBI. The final score of the game was 15-11.
 
Monday 8/14/1945: Johnny Davis found the stroke, smashes three homers
PHILADELPHIA (N) - Hitting homeruns is one of the most difficult things in sports. To hit three of them in one game is almost sensational. Chicago (N)'s centerfielder Johnny Davis accomplished that feat in a 14-5 win over Philadelphia (N). A pitch from Stuart Jones in the 3rd inning left his bat for a GRAND SLAM, landing 409 feet from home plate in left-center. A 410 foot drive to right-center marked his 2nd bomb, a solo homerun off Rodolfo Fernandez in the 4th inning. His 3rd shot, off Walter Wilson in the 9th inning, was a three-run homerun and cleared the fence in center field. Overall he finished 3 for 5, scoring three runs with 8 RBI. In 1918 career at bats, he has hit 137 homeruns and collected 434 RBI. On 6/10/1945, Willard Marshall was the last player to hit 3 dingers in a single game. Chicago (N) improved its record to 61-57, scoring 14 runs on 14 hits.
 
Monday 8/14/1945: Boston (A)'s Williams wins Player of the Week award
Boston (A)'s leftfielder Ted Williams had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the American League Player of the Week. Ted went 8 for 18 (.444), while hitting 3 HR and collecting 8 RBI. The American League's best player of the week was Boston (A)'s Sid Gordon, who wins the award for the 3rd time in his career. He hit .542 with 10 RBI and slugged 1.208 in 24 at bats. He has hit 34 bombs while batting .294 this season. His 123 hits and 74 walks add up to a .397 on-base percentage.
 
Friday 8/11/1945: Milt Byrnes (BRO) will miss 6 weeks
BROOKLYN - Brooklyn's centerfielder Milt Byrnes will miss about 6 weeks after he hurt himself badly in the 8th inning of the game between Brooklyn and Cincinnati. He dove for a drive off the bat of Heinz Becker, and immediately signaled that he's not OK after hitting the ground. Fractured Ulna was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a nearby hospital. The message shocked teammates and team officials. This year Byrnes drove in 63 and scored 70 runs while batting .275 with 11 homeruns.
 
Wednesday 8/9/1945: Ted Williams clubs five hits in a game
BOSTON (A) - Boston (A)'s leftfielder Ted Williams once again displayed his tremendous ability to make contact with that little white ball. He tore up Washington's pitching staff with a 5 hit performance on Wednesday. His 2nd hit was a RBI double off Early Wynn in the 3rd inning. Number 3 in the 5th inning, a shot estimated at 382 feet, cleared the wall in left field. In the 7th inning he unloaded a two-run homerun off Early Wynn. Number 5 in the 8th inning accounted for a RBI double. He had a single in the 1st, driving in one run. Ted did drive in 7 while scoring 3 runs on his own. He now has a total of 121 hits this season, accounting for a .359 batting average. Boston (A) improved its record to 60-54, scoring 10 runs on 13 hits.
 
Tuesday 8/8/1945: New York (N)'s Walker severely injured, out for season
NEW YORK (N) - New York (N)'s leftfielder Dixie Walker will miss the rest of the season. He injured himself running the bases in the game between New York (N) and St. Louis (N). The injury didn't seem to be serious the moment it happened. But suddenly Walker collapsed in pain and had to be carried off the field. After being taken to a local hospital, Walker was examined by specialists. The diagnosis revealed the sad truth, a Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Walker has hit for a .337 average this season. He has 45 extra base hits along with 206 total bases, resulting in a .496 slugging percentage. He's 6th in the National League in batting!
 
Monday 8/7/1945: Philadelphia (N)'s Thompson wins Player of the Week award
Red Barrett of New York (A) wins his 2nd Player of the Week award for dominating American League's hitters the entire week. Red went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.00, while fanning 11 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. Hank Thompson wins his 2nd Player of the Week award. National League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. Hank went 10 for 25 (.400), while hitting 4 HR and collecting 9 RBI. Thompson has hit for a .335 average this season. He has 56 extra base hits along with 255 total bases, resulting in a .597 slugging percentage. He's 6th in the National League in batting!
 
Tuesday 8/1/1945: Pitcher of the Month award winners announced
It's the 1st time that the American League Pitcher of the Month award goes to Cleveland's pitcher Murry Dickson. He started 6 games in July, going 4-1 and compiling an ERA of 1.13 in 56 innings. Murry fanned 28 hitters. Murry fired two shutouts! This season Dickson compiled an ERA of 2.57, going 10-4 in 13 starts. He fanned 57 while giving up 120 hits in 129.2 innings. Murry has pitched 2 shutouts and 12 complete games. It's the 2nd time that the National League Pitcher of the Month award goes to St. Louis (N)'s pitcher Sam Nahem. He had an ERA of just 3.05 in 59 innings of work in which he struck out 40 hitters. His record in July is 5-2. Sam also fired a shutout. In 27 starts this year Sam struck out 138 batters in 233 innings of work. His ERA is 3.44, his record 18-9. He has 20 complete games and 2 shutouts. He's 2nd in the National League in ERA and 1st in wins!
 
Tuesday 8/1/1945: Batter of the Month award winners announced
The American League's best player of the month was Boston (A)'s Ted Williams, who wins the award for the 16th time in his career. In 79 at bats he hit .443 with 11 HR and 39 RBI. Ted is hitting .365 this year, with 114 hits in 312 at bats. He has driven in 131 runs, slugging .946. He's 3rd in the American League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI! The National League Batter of the Month award goes to Wally Judnich, New York (N)'s starting centerfielder. Wally pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .387 with 10 and 31 RBI while slugging .785. He has hit 18 longballs while batting .330 this season. His 121 hits and 58 walks add up to a .416 on-base percentage. He's 8th in the National League in batting and 1st in RBI!
 
Monday 7/31/1945: Cincinnati's Ott wins Player of the Week award
The American League Player of the Week award goes to Eddie Robinson, Boston (A)'s starting first baseman. Eddie pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .379 with 5 HR and 10 RBI while slugging .966. Robinson has hit 29 homeruns this year while batting .332. He adds 16 doubles, along with 89 runs scored. He's 8th in the American League in batting, 2nd in homeruns and 4th in RBI! Mel Ott from Cincinnati wins his 43rd Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the National League. Mel pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .455 with 4 HR and 12 RBI while slugging 1.045. Mel is hitting .256 this year, with 90 hits in 352 at bats. He has driven in 98 runs, slugging .563. He's 2nd in the National League in RBIs and 4th in homeruns!
 
Thursday 7/27/1945: New York (N)'s Greenberg out for 7 weeks
NEW YORK (N) - New York (N)'s Hank Greenberg suffered a serious injury Thursday in a game against Brooklyn. Greenberg fell down while running the bases and couldn't get up without help. He will miss probably 7 weeks. After x-rays were taken the diagnosis did not surprise many: Broken Ankle. Surgery will be performed next week. Hank is hitting .280 this year, with 99 hits in 353 at bats. He has driven in 75 runs, slugging .555.
 
Thursday 7/27/1945: Cincinnati's Mel Ott crushes homerun #1200
CINCINNATI - Cincinnati's leftfielder Mel Ott already had some highlights in his career, and today he added a historic one, unloading for his 1200th career homerun. Perhaps his best year so far was 1936 where he hit .396 with 95 homeruns and 204 RBI. Mel has managed to hit 30+ homeruns in a season 17 times, and he topped 40 homeruns 15 times. 'You dream about that as a kid, but when you reach such a milestone it's hard to believe. Fantastic.' His monumental drive, a two-run homerun off Bob Lemon in the 2nd inning, cleared the fence in center field. It's no secret that he will one day be in the Hall of Fame!
 
Thursday 7/27/1945: Sam Nahem blanks Chicago (N) with a 2-hitter
CHICAGO (N) - Chicago (N)'s bats were sleeping, and St. Louis (N)'s Sam Nahem gave them no chance to wake up. He gave up just 2 hits in recording his 2nd shutout of the season. Nahem (18-8) struck out 2 and issued 4 BB, throwing 60 of 111 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.' St. Louis (N)'s catcher Paul Gillespie finished with 3 hits in 5 AB, hitting a homerun, with three runs scored and collecting 3 RBI. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Nahem. St. Louis (N) improved its record to 55-46, scoring 14 runs on 13 hits.
 
Monday 7/24/1945: Verdell Mathis pitches his 4th shutout of the season
CHICAGO (N) - Verdell Mathis had his best stuff going, and New York (N) hitters had nothing to cheer about. Chicago (N)'s lefty pitched a 2-hitter, his 4th shutout of the season. Mathis (13-5) struck out 9 and issued 1 BB, throwing 71 of 113 pitches for strikes. 'Pitching a great game is always a good thing. And it doesn't get much better than today.' Howard Easterling provided Chicago (N) with the offense Mathis needed as he stroked 3 hits in 5 AB. The final score of the game was 4-0.
 
Monday 7/24/1945: New York (N)'s Judnich wins Player of the Week award
It's the 20th time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Boston (A)'s leftfielder Ted Williams. Williams helped his team with an average of .474 and 8 RBI in 19 at bats. This year Williams drove in 121 and scored 88 runs while batting .362 with 45 longballs. He's 3rd in the American League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI! Wally Judnich from New York (N) wins his 1st Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the National League. Wally pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .556 with 5 HR and 15 RBI while slugging 1.148. Wally managed to drive in at least one run in every game he played this week.
 
Thursday 7/20/1945: Bob Lemon blanks Brooklyn with a 2-hitter
PHILADELPHIA (N) - Great days are rare. But not for Philadelphia (N)'s right-hander Bob Lemon. Brooklyn found out the hard way that he is among the leagues top pitchers, getting just 2 hits. It's his 2nd shutout this season, and the 3rd time he has done it in his career. 'I really like to play baseball, and I love the way I was able to play it today.' Lemon (8-9) struck out 8 and walked 4, throwing 76 of 133 pitches for strikes. Jim Tabor helped Lemon at the plate, he stroked 3 hits in 4 AB, hitting a homerun, scoring two runs. The final score of the game was 7-0.
 
Tuesday 7/18/1945: Chicago (A)'s Robinson out for the season
CHICAGO (A) - Chicago (A)'s shortstop Jackie Robinson will miss the rest of the season. He injured himself running the bases in the game between Chicago (A) and Boston (A). The injury didn't seem to be serious the moment it happened. But suddenly Robinson collapsed in pain and had to be carried off the field. After being taken to a local hospital, Robinson was examined by specialists. The diagnosis revealed the sad truth, a Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament. His season features a batting average of .378 (150 hits in 397 AB), 39 doubles, 11 triples and 14 longballs. Robinson collected 61 RBI and 81 runs as well. He's 2nd in the American League in batting!
 
Monday 7/17/1945: Brooklyn's Brown wins Player of the Week award
Boston (A)'s leftfielder Ted Williams had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the American League Player of the Week. Williams helped his team with an average of .519 and 16 RBI in 27 at bats. Brooklyn's centerfielder Willard Brown had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Player of the Week. Brown helped his team with an average of .476 and 13 RBI in 21 at bats. He hit in every game this week and extended his hitting streak to 16 games.
 
Thursday 7/13/1945: Boston (A)'s Ted Williams mashes five hits
WASHINGTON - Ted Williams led Boston (A) to a 17-4 win over Washington by squeezing five hits out of his bat. A 402 foot drive to right-center marked his 1st hit, a two-run homerun off Les Mueller in the 1st inning. A pitch from Les Mueller in the 2nd inning left his bat for a three-run homerun, landing 351 feet from home plate in right field. A pitch from Rufe Gentry in the 3rd inning left his bat for a two-run double. His 5th hit was a RBI double off Mack Stewart in the 6th inning. He collected a single in the 5th. Ted did drive in 8 while scoring 2 runs on his own. His 5 hit performance increases his batting average to .356.
 
Monday 7/3/1945: Philadelphia (A)'s Dimaggio wins Player of the Week award
The American League's best player of the week was Philadelphia (A)'s Joe Dimaggio, who wins the award for the 15th time in his career. Joe was on fire, hitting .478 with 2 HR and 7 RBI. Joe is hitting .355 this year, with 61 hits in 172 at bats. He has driven in 32 runs, slugging .622. Brooklyn's centerfielder Willard Brown had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Player of the Week. Brown helped his team with an average of .500 and 9 RBI in 22 at bats.
 
Saturday 7/1/1945: Christopher and Hughes receive Pitcher of the Month award
St. Louis (A)'s Russ Christopher had a terrific June, and it earned him the American League Pitcher of the month award. His ERA of just 2.22 helped him to a 5-0 record in June. He worked 48.2 innings, striking out 17 hitters while walking 19. In 16 starts this year Russ struck out 47 batters in 125.2 innings of work. His ERA is 3.87, his record 11-4. He's 5th in the American League in ERA and 3rd in wins! Tommy Hughes pitched like a legend in June, and the National League named him Pitcher of the Month for his extraordinary performance. He went 5-1 in June and finished the month with an ERA of 2.67. He struck out 38 in 60.2 innings. This season Hughes compiled an ERA of 3.40, going 12-4 in 17 starts. He fanned 94 while giving up 127 hits in 145.2 innings. He's 4th in the National League in ERA and 4th in wins!
 
Saturday 7/1/1945: Cleveland's Trosky earns Batter of the Month award
Hal Trosky of Cleveland wins his 6th Batter of the Month award for putting up the best numbers in the American League. Hal was on fire, hitting .374 with 9 homeruns and 31 RBI. This year Trosky drove in 72 and scored 59 runs while batting .393 with 24 longballs. He's 1st in the American League in batting, 2nd in homeruns and 4th in RBI! The Batter of the Month award in the National League goes to Chicago (N)'s Johnny Davis this time, as the centerfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. He had an on base percentage of .485 and hit .404, while driving in 36 runs. While compiling an on base percentage of .456, Johnny hit .348 and slugged .757. He has collected 81 runs batted in this year. He's 4th in the National League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI!
 
Tuesday 6/27/1945: Sam Nahem pitches his 1st shutout of the season
ST. LOUIS (N) - With his best stuff going, St. Louis (N)'s Sam Nahem overmatched the opposing hitters all day long. Cincinnati had no chance, collecting just 2 hits against the right-hander. Nahem (13-7) was overpowering, fanning 10 while walking 3, throwing 117 pitches. 'Well, the ball went where I wanted it. I was able to hit the corners with all of my pitches.' Joe Orengo provided St. Louis (N) with the offense Nahem needed as he finished 2 for 3, and collecting 2 RBI. St. Louis (N) improved its record to 37-40, scoring 5 runs on 7 hits.
 
Monday 6/26/1945: Dimaggio and Nicholson win Player of the Week award
It's the 14th time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Philadelphia (A)'s leftfielder Joe Dimaggio. He hit .481 with 4 RBI and slugged .963 in 27 at bats. His season numbers are: .336 AVG, 50 hits, 12 doubles, one triple and 8 bombs, along with 25 RBI and 30 runs scored. It's the 9th time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Brooklyn's rightfielder Bill Nicholson. Bill pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .385 with 4 HR and 11 RBI while slugging 1.000.
 
Monday 6/19/1945: Player of the Week honors go to Robinson and Vernon
Eddie Robinson from Boston (A) wins his 2nd Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the American League. Eddie pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .542 with 3 HR and 6 RBI while slugging 1.000. His season numbers are: .341 AVG, 79 hits, 12 doubles, 3 triples and 19 longballs, along with 60 RBI and 62 runs scored. He's 7th in the American League in batting, 5th in homeruns and 5th in RBI! The National League's best player of the week was New York (N)'s Mickey Vernon, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. In 21 at bats he hit .381 with 4 HR and 12 RBI.
 
Monday 6/12/1945: Musial (SLA) and Wilson (STL) win P.O.W. award
It's the 7th time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to St. Louis (A)'s first baseman Stan Musial. Musial helped his team with an average of .545 and 4 RBI in 22 at bats. He hit in every game this week and extended his hitting streak to 8 games. It's the 1st time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to St. Louis (N)'s shortstop Artie Wilson. In 26 at bats he hit .577 with 1 HR and 6 RBI. He hit in every game this week and extended his hitting streak to 17 games. Artie is hitting .407 this year, with 103 hits in 253 at bats. He has driven in 25 runs, slugging .518. He's 1st in the National League in batting!
 
Friday 6/9/1945: Charlie Gassaway dominates Washington, gives up just 2 hits
PHILADELPHIA (A) - All you need to win is a dominating pitching performance. And Philadelphia (A)'s Charlie Gassaway did so today, in a 2-hit shutout against Washington. Gassaway (4-6) struck out 4 and walked 6, throwing 79 of 141 pitches for strikes. 'I had a good grip on the ball today and I was able to put it where I wanted. That kept them out of balance.' Philadelphia (A)'s leftfielder Johnny Wyrostek finished with 1 hit in 3 AB, homering once, and driving in 3 runs. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Gassaway. The final score of the game was 5-0.
 
Wednesday 6/7/1945: Jackie Robinson on fire, hits for cycle
BOSTON (A) - Chicago (A)'s shortstop Jackie Robinson accomplished a difficult feat in a game against Boston (A), hitting for the cycle to improve his career batting average to .404! Number 1 in the 1st inning, a shot estimated at 402 feet, cleared the wall in right-center. A single in the 3rd off Bill Bevens accounted for his 2nd hit. A RBI double off Bill Bevens in the 4th inning accounted for his 3rd hit. A RBI triple off Junie Barnes in the 9th inning, accounted for his 4th hit. That drive completed the cycle, causing a smile on his face! Jackie scored 3 runs, and he collected 3 RBI as well! He's having a very good season so far, batting .404. He's now the 72nd player in league history to hit for the cycle! On 4/30/1945, Phil Cavarretta was the last player to hit for the cycle.
 
Monday 6/5/1945: Chicago (A)'s Robinson wins Player of the Week award
The American League Player of the Week award goes to Jackie Robinson, Chicago (A)'s starting shortstop. Jackie pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .500 with 3 HR and 7 RBI while slugging 1.192. This year Robinson drove in 45 and scored 49 runs while batting .402 with 11 bombs. He's 1st in the American League in batting! The Player of the Week award in the National League goes to St. Louis (N)'s Art Parks this time, as the rightfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Art went 11 for 20 (.550), while hitting 0 HR and collecting 6 RBI.
 
Sunday 6/4/1945: Charlie Keller knocks lights out with three homeruns
PHILADELPHIA (N) - Charlie Keller was in a groove, and the results spoke for themselves. He powered Philadelphia (N) to a 10-3 win over Chicago (N) by homering three times. His 1st blast, a three-run homerun off Warren Spahn in the 1st inning, landed an estimated 399 feet from home plate. His 2nd shot, off Warren Spahn in the 3rd inning, was a solo homerun and cleared the fence in right field. A pitch from Warren Spahn in the 7th inning left his bat for a three-run homerun, landing 396 feet from home plate in left-center. Overall he collected 3 hits in 4 trips to the plate, with three runs scored and collecting 7 RBI. His homerun total this year is 12, along with 39 RBI. On 5/21/1945, Eddie Robinson was the last player to hit 3 dingers in a single game.
 
Saturday 6/3/1945: Cleveland's Bonham severely injured
CLEVELAND - Cleveland's ace Tiny Bonham suffered a severe injury on Saturday and will be out for at least 7 weeks. In the 3rd of the game against Boston (A) he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. After being examined by several specialists the diagnosis is clear: Strained Tricep Muscle. Opposing players hit .311 against Tiny this season. While posting an ERA of 5.18 he went 2-4 in 7 starts, fanning 25 and walking 24 hitters.
 
Thursday 6/1/1945: Lanfranconi (NYY) and Wilson (CIN) win monthly pitcher award
New York (A)'s pitcher Walt Lanfranconi is the American League winner of the Pitcher of the Month award in May. He had an ERA of just 2.93 in 43 innings of work in which he struck out 17 hitters. His record in May is 5-0. In 8 starts this year Walt struck out 23 batters in 70 innings of work. His ERA is 2.19, his record 8-0. Walt has pitched one shutout and 6 complete games. He's 1st in the American League in ERA and 3rd in wins! Jack Wilson 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. His record of 6-1 in 8 was among the leagues best this month. In 70 innings of work he allowed just 54 hits while striking out 44, compiling an ERA of just 3.21. Opposing players hit .217 against Jack this season. While posting an ERA of 3.00 he went 12-2 in 15 starts, fanning 78 and walking 44 hitters. He's 4th in the National League in ERA and 1st in wins!
 
Thursday 6/1/1945: Williams (BOS) and Greenberg (NYN) win monthly award
The Batter of the Month award in the American League goes to Boston (A)'s Ted Williams this time, as the leftfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Williams helped his team with an average of .395 and 30 RBI in 76 at bats. Williams has hit 26 longballs this year while batting .381. He adds 14 doubles, along with 51 runs scored. He's 3rd in the American League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI! Hank Greenberg of New York (N) wins his 6th Batter of the Month award for putting up the best numbers in the National League. Hank pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .337 with 9 and 26 RBI while slugging .707. Greenberg has walked 43 times this year and posts a .417 OBP. While batting .284, 52 for 183, he has driven in 43 runs. He's 5th in the National League in RBIs and 5th in homeruns!
 
Tuesday 5/30/1945: St. Louis (N)'s Gick severely injured
ST. LOUIS (N) - St. Louis (N)'s right-hander George Gick suffered a severe injury on Tuesday and will be out for at least 5 weeks. In the 8th of the game against Boston (N) he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. After being taken to a local hospital, Gick was examined by specialists. The diagnosis revealed the sad truth, a Spasms Back. His ERA of 3.79 helped him to a 0-0 record this year. He struck out 16 and walked 9 in 19 innings.
 
Tuesday 5/30/1945: Pep Rambert blanks Washington with a 1-hitter
WASHINGTON - It was a great day for Detroit's right-hander Pep Rambert. The 28-year old recorded his first career shutout, a 1-hitter, against Washington on Tuesday. 'Wow, what a nice day. I guess I had a good breakfast today.' Rambert (7-3) fanned 3 and walked 1, throwing 111 pitches. Detroit's leftfielder Jimmy Wasdell finished with 2 hits in 4 AB, hitting two dingers, scoring 2 runs and collecting 2 RBI. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Rambert. Detroit scored 2 runs on 6 hits.
 
Monday 5/29/1945: Cincinnati's Ott wins Player of the Week award
Ted Williams from Boston (A) wins his 18th Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the American League. He hit .556 with 12 RBI and slugged 1.500 in 18 at bats. His season numbers are: .360 AVG, 50 hits, 12 doubles, 2 triples and 25 taters, along with 59 RBI and 47 runs scored. He's 3rd in the American League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI! The National League Player of the Week award goes to Mel Ott, Cincinnati's starting leftfielder. Mel went 10 for 24 (.417), while hitting 4 HR and collecting 10 RBI. He got at least one hit each game this week and is on a 7 game hitting streak right now. He now has homered in 3 consecutive games as well!
 
Saturday 5/27/1945: Ted Williams on fire, laces five hits
DETROIT - Boston (A)'s leftfielder Ted Williams accomplished a difficult feat in a 16-4 win over Detroit, drilling five hits to improve his career batting average to .387! In the 1st inning he belted a double off Al Veigel. Number 2 in the 3rd inning accounted for a RBI double. A RBI double off Al Veigel in the 4th inning accounted for his 3rd hit. In the 6th inning he unloaded a solo homerun off Al Blanche. His 5th cleared the based, a three-run double off George Dockins in the 9th inning. Ted scored 3 runs, and he collected 6 RBI as well! He is hitting .355 this season, with 24 HR and 58 RBI. Boston (A) scored 16 runs on 18 hits.
 
Friday 5/26/1945: Len Perme fires 2-hitter against Philadelphia (N)
ST. LOUIS (N) - St. Louis (N)'s left-hander Len Perme will never forget this day. The 27-year old recorded his first career shutout, a 2-hitter, against Philadelphia (N) on Friday. 'I had a good grip on the ball today and I was able to put it where I wanted. That kept them out of balance.' Perme (6-5) struck out 3 and issued 5 BB, throwing 70 of 121 pitches for strikes. Whitey Kurowski provided St. Louis (N) with the offense Perme needed as he finished 2 for 3, hitting a homerun, scoring two runs with 3 RBI. St. Louis (N) improved its record to 24-24, scoring 10 runs on 9 hits.
 
Monday 5/22/1945: 's Delancey wins Player of the Week award
's catcher Bill Delancey had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the American League Player of the Week. Delancey helped his team with an average of .556 and 6 RBI in 18 at bats. Pittsburgh's centerfielder Bill Wright had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Player of the Week. Wright helped his team with an average of .455 and 11 RBI in 22 at bats. He got at least one hit each game this week and is on a 8 game hitting streak right now.
 
Sunday 5/21/1945: Eddie Robinson blisters three bombs
WASHINGTON - Eddie Robinson was in a groove, and the results spoke for themselves. He powered Boston (A) to a 15-2 win over Washington by homering three times. Number 1 in the 1st inning, a shot estimated at 400 feet, cleared the wall in right-center. His 2nd shot, off Al Gettel in the 3rd inning, was a solo homerun and cleared the fence in right field. His 3rd blast, a solo homerun off Mike Naymick in the 8th inning, landed an estimated 398 feet from home plate. Overall he went 5 for 5, stroking two 2B's, with FOUR runs scored and collecting 8 RBI. On 5/5/1945, Ted Williams was the last player to hit 3 dingers in a single game.
 
Monday 5/15/1945: Brooklyn's Nicholson wins Player of the Week award
Lou Chiozza wins his 1st Player of the Week award. American League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. He had an on base percentage of .600 and hit .545, while driving in 2 runs. Bill Nicholson from Brooklyn wins his 8th Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the National League. Nicholson helped his team with an average of .435 and 8 RBI in 23 at bats. Bill has gone 41 for 140 (.293) this season, hitting 13 homeruns and driving in 27 runs. He has scored 35 runs on his own.
 
Sunday 5/14/1945: Boston (N)'s Sid Gordon pounds five hits
CHICAGO (N) - Sid Gordon is among the best pure hitters in the game, but his 5 hit performance seemed to surprise even himself. His 2nd hit, a solo homerun off Stuart Jones in the 2nd inning, landed an estimated 446 feet from home plate. Number 3 in the 4th inning accounted for a double. Number 4 in the 5th inning accounted for a double. He collected singles in the 1st (one RBI) and in the 9th . Sid did drive in 2 while scoring 4 runs on his own. His 5 hit performance increases his batting average to .299. Boston (N) improved its record to 18-21, scoring 15 runs on 21 hits.
 
Monday 5/8/1945: Robert Palm slams 600th homerun
NEW YORK (A) - Robert Palm got a standing ovation from 39324 fans in New York (A), who witnessed his historic 600th career homerun. Along with his 600 homeruns, Robert collected 2580 hits and 1973 RBI in 18 seasons. Robert hit 30+ homeruns in a season 12 times, hitting 40 bombs 6 times. 'You dream about that as a kid, but when you reach such a milestone it's hard to believe. Fantastic.' The historic drive, a two-run homerun off Lefty Gomez in the 4th inning, landed an estimated 502 feet from home plate. The Hall of Fame already has reserved a place for this great player.
 
Monday 5/8/1945: Trosky (CLE) and Wright (PIT) win P.O.W. award
It's the 19th time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Cleveland's first baseman Hal Trosky. Hal went 11 for 27 (.407), while hitting 5 HR and collecting 7 RBI. Bill Wright from Pittsburgh wins his 4th Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the National League. He had an on base percentage of .417 and hit .381, while driving in 9 runs. Bill has gone 23 for 107 (.215) this season, hitting 4 bombs and driving in 20 runs. He has scored 17 runs on his own.
 
Saturday 5/6/1945: Philadelphia (A)'s Dimaggio severely injured
PHILADELPHIA (A) - Philadelphia (A)'s Joe Dimaggio suffered a serious injury Saturday in a game against Detroit. Dimaggio fell down while running the bases and couldn't get up without help. He will miss probably 5 weeks. Fractured Knee was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a nearby hospital. The message shocked teammates and team officials. This year Dimaggio drove in 14 and scored 13 runs while batting .271 with 3 longballs.
 
Friday 5/5/1945: Boston (A)'s Ted Williams goes deep three times
ST. LOUIS (A) - Hitting homeruns is one of the most difficult things in sports. To hit three of them in one game is almost sensational. Boston (A)'s leftfielder Ted Williams accomplished that feat in a 11-4 win over St. Louis (A). His 1st shot, a solo homerun off Red Embree in the 2nd inning, cleared the fence in right field. A 458 foot drive to right field marked his 2nd bomb, a two-run homerun off Red Embree in the 6th inning. In the 8th inning he unloaded a solo homerun off Red Embree. It tied the ballgame at 4. Ted went 3 for 4, with three runs scored with 4 RBI. The final score of the game was 11-4.
 
Monday 5/1/1945: Lanfranconi and Wilson receive Pitcher of the Month award
Walt Lanfranconi pitched like a legend in April, and the American League named him Pitcher of the Month for his extraordinary performance. His record of 3-0 in 3 was among the leagues best this month. In 27 innings of work he allowed just 15 hits while striking out 6, compiling an ERA of just 1.00. Walt pitched a shutout as well. Cincinnati's Jack Wilson had a terrific April, and it earned him the National League Pitcher of the month award. He had an ERA of just 2.76 in 62 innings of work in which he struck out 34 hitters. His record in April is 6-1.
 
Monday 5/1/1945: Chicago (A)'s Robinson earns Batter of the Month award
The American League's best player of the month was Chicago (A)'s Jackie Robinson, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. Jackie went 53 for 114 (.465), while hitting 6 HR and collecting 25 RBI. The Batter of the Month award in the National League goes to Cincinnati's Arky Vaughan this time, as the shortstop displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Arky pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .451 with 11 and 27 RBI while slugging 1.085.
 
Monday 5/1/1945: Chicago (N)'s Henrich wins Player of the Week award
The American League Player of the Week award goes to Odell Hale, Detroit's starting second baseman. In 16 at bats he hit .750 with 0 HR and 6 RBI. Tommy Henrich wins his 2nd Player of the Week award. National League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. Tommy pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .471 with 4 HR and 6 RBI while slugging 1.294.
 
Sunday 4/30/1945: Cincinnati's Phil Cavarretta gets the cycle
PHILADELPHIA (N) - Phil Cavarretta hits 'em where they ain't. Philadelphia (N) certainly agrees as Cincinnati's first baseman unloaded four hits and hitting for the cycle. A 418 foot drive to center field marked his 1st hit, a two-run homerun off Bob Lemon in the 1st inning. In the 2nd inning he belted a double off Bob Lemon. His 3rd hit was a triple off Bob Lemon in the 4th inning. A single in the 6th off Steve Rachunok accounted for his 4th hit. That drive completed the cycle, causing a smile on his face! Phil scored 2 runs, and he collected 2 RBI as well! This season has been a good one for him so far, as he has 37 hits in 99 at bats, resulting in a .374 batting average. 71 players in league history have so far hit for the cycle, including Phil. On 9/10/1944, Stan Spence was the last player to hit for the cycle.
 
Monday 4/24/1945: Cincinnati's Russo severely injured
CINCINNATI - Cincinnati's ace Marius Russo suffered a severe injury on Monday and will be out for at least 5-6 weeks. In the 2nd of the game against Boston (N) he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. Strained Back Muscle was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a nearby hospital. The message shocked teammates and team officials. His ERA of 4.14 helped him to a 5-0 record this year. He struck out 33 and walked 28 in 45.2 innings. Marius has pitched one shutout and 4 complete games. He's 1st in the National League in wins! He's 5th in the National League in saves!
 
Monday 4/24/1945: St. Louis (N)'s Erickson out for the season
ST. LOUIS (N) - St. Louis (N)'s right-hander Paul Erickson will not pitch again this year, suffering a serious injury in the game against Brooklyn on Monday. Erickson was rushed to an hospital near the ballpark, where doctors took x-rays. Those revealed the serious injury, Torn Bicep Muscle. This season Erickson compiled an ERA of 6.05, going 1-2 in 6 starts. He fanned 17 while giving up 43 hits in 41.2 innings.
 
Monday 4/24/1945: Trosky and Vaughan win Player of the Week award
Cleveland's first baseman Hal Trosky had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the American League Player of the Week. Hal was on fire, hitting .478 with 4 HR and 12 RBI. His season numbers are: .500 AVG, 23 hits, 8 doubles, no triples and 6 bombs, along with 19 RBI and 12 runs scored. He's 8th in the American League in RBIs and 6th in homeruns! The National League's best player of the week was Cincinnati's Arky Vaughan, who wins the award for the 4th time in his career. He had an on base percentage of .650 and hit .611, while driving in 12 runs. He got at least one hit each game this week and is on a 7 game hitting streak right now. Arky is hitting .451 this year, with 32 hits in 71 at bats. He has driven in 27 runs, slugging 1.085. He's 1st in the National League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI!
 
Saturday 4/22/1945: Cincinnati's Vaughan severely injured
CINCINNATI - Cincinnati's Arky Vaughan suffered a serious injury Saturday in a game against New York (N). Vaughan fell down while running the bases and couldn't get up without help. He will miss probably 6 weeks. Torn Groin Muscle was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a nearby hospital. The message shocked teammates and team officials. While compiling an on base percentage of .536, Arky hit .451 and slugged 1.085. He has collected 27 runs batted in this year. He's 1st in the National League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI!
 
Saturday 4/22/1945: Detroit has no chance in a 2-hitter by Walt Lanfranconi
DETROIT - Walt Lanfranconi had his best stuff going, and Detroit hitters had nothing to cheer about. New York (A)'s right-hander pitched a 2-hitter, his 1st shutout of the season. Lanfranconi (2-0) fanned 1 and walked 3, throwing 131 pitches. 'That was one of the best games of my career. I had my stuff working very well today.' George Kell helped Lanfranconi at the plate, he finished with 1 hit in 3 AB, homering once. The final score of the game was 1-0.
 
Monday 4/17/1945: Heath and Hodges win Player of the Week award
The American League Player of the Week award goes to Jeff Heath, Detroit's starting centerfielder. Heath helped his team with an average of .433 and 13 RBI in 30 at bats. Gil Hodges wins his 1st Player of the Week award. National League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. Gil pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .500 with 5 HR and 6 RBI while slugging 1.154. He now has homered in 3 consecutive games as well!
 
Sunday 4/16/1945: Chicago (A) has no chance in a 1-hitter by Stubby Overmire
NEW YORK (A) - With his best stuff going, New York (A)'s Stubby Overmire overmatched the opposing hitters all day long. Chicago (A) had no chance, collecting just one hit against the left-hander. 'I felt early that I was on top of my game. Fortunately I was able to keep that feeling the entire game.' Overmire (3-1) struck out 5 and walked 2, throwing 64 of 104 pitches for strikes. The hitting star for New York (A) was first baseman Lorenzo Davis, he stroked 4 hits in 5 AB, doubling once, scoring three runs and collecting 2 RBI. The final score of the game was 11-0.
 
Wednesday 4/12/1945: Verdell Mathis turns in great performance against Pittsburgh
CHICAGO (N) - Verdell Mathis had his best stuff going, and Pittsburgh hitters were chanceless. Chicago (N)'s left-hander fired a 2-hitter, his 2nd shutout of the season. 'Today I just felt fine. I had a good feeling while warming up.' Mathis (2-0) fanned 4 and walked 4, throwing 122 pitches. Gil Hodges helped Mathis at the plate, he stroked 4 hits in 4 AB, hitting 2 doubles, scoring twice. Chicago (N) scored 6 runs on 12 hits.
 
Wednesday 4/12/1945: Bill Bevens fires 2-hitter against St. Louis (A)
BOSTON (A) - St. Louis (A)'s hitters were dominated by Boston (A)'s Bill Bevens. He gave up just 2 hits in recording his 1st shutout of the season. 'I had my stuff going. Everything I tried worked. What a day!' Bevens (2-1) was overpowering, fanning 10 while walking 5, throwing 135 pitches. Ted Williams provided Boston (A) with the offense Bevens needed as he got 2 hits in 3 AB, homering once. The final score of the game was 4-0.
 
Monday 4/10/1945: Jeff Heath punishes Washington with three dingers
DETROIT - Jeff Heath was in a groove, and the results spoke for themselves. He powered Detroit to a 8-6 win over Washington by homering three times. His 1st shot, off Early Wynn in the 3rd inning, was a solo homerun and cleared the fence in center field. A pitch from Early Wynn in the 7th inning left his bat for a two-run homerun, landing 422 feet from home plate in left-center. The game was tied, 6-6, after the blast. A 394 foot drive to right field marked his 3rd bomb, a two-run homerun off Early Wynn in the 9th inning. His final homerun proved to be the game winner as well! Jeff collected 4 hits in 5 trips to the plate, scoring three times with 5 RBI. Mel Ott was the last player to hit 3 homeruns in a game, doing it 9/26/1944.
 
Monday 4/10/1945: St. Louis (N)'s Mize wins Player of the Week award
It's the 1st time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Chicago (A)'s shortstop Jackie Robinson. Jackie pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .516 with 3 HR and 12 RBI while slugging 1.065. Robinson has hit for a .525 average this season. He has 13 extra base hits along with 43 total bases, resulting in a 1.075 slugging percentage. He's 1st in the American League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI! Johnny Mize from St. Louis (N) wins his 17th Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the National League. Johnny was on fire, hitting .417 with 4 HR and 12 RBI.
 
Saturday 4/8/1945: Pete Naktenis fires 2-hitter against Chicago (N)
ST. LOUIS (N) - Pete Naktenis had his best stuff going, and Chicago (N) hitters had nothing to cheer about. St. Louis (N)'s lefty pitched a 2-hitter, his 1st shutout of the season. Naktenis (2-0) fanned 4 and walked 3, throwing 118 pitches. 'Giving my team a chance to win is the most important thing for me. I was able to do it today.' St. Louis (N)'s first baseman Johnny Mize stroked 2 hits in 3 AB, homering twice, scoring 2 runs with 4 RBI. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Naktenis. St. Louis (N) improved its record to 6-1, scoring 4 runs on 8 hits.
 
Sunday 4/2/1945: New York (N)'s Hank Greenberg belts 800th career homerun
NEW YORK (N) - New York (N)'s Hank Greenberg showed a smile on his face after he belted his 800th career homerun against Chicago (N) on Sunday. A 391 foot drive to left field marked his 800th career bomb, a two-run homerun off Warren Spahn in the 1st inning. Along with his 800 homeruns, Hank collected 2359 hits and 2011 RBI in 15 seasons. Hank has managed to hit 30+ homeruns in a season 15 times, and he topped 40 homeruns 12 times. 'This day is special, I'll probably remember it my whole life. Thank god I'm blessed with the talent to play this game.' It's no secret that he will one day be in the Hall of Fame!
 

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