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Monday, 8/7/1947
Monday 8/7/1947: St. Louis (N)'s Kurowski wins Player of the Week award
It's the 8th time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Chicago (A)'s first baseman Gene Hasson. He hit .556 with 10 RBI and slugged 1.056 in 18 at bats. Gene managed to drive in at least one run in every game he played this week. Hasson has hit 24 taters this year while batting .359. He adds 32 doubles, along with 86 runs scored. He's 2nd in the American League in batting, 9th in homeruns and 7th in RBI! The National League Player of the Week award goes to Whitey Kurowski, St. Louis (N)'s starting third baseman. Whitey pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .400 with 3 HR and 8 RBI while slugging 1.050.
 
Saturday 8/5/1947: Tex Shirley blanks Detroit with a 2-hitter
DETROIT - Tex Shirley had some fun again. Detroit hitters did not. Philadelphia (A)'s right-hander gave up just 2 hits in his 4th shutout of the season. He now has 9 career shutouts in 144 games started. 'I felt early that I was on top of my game. Fortunately I was able to keep that feeling the entire game.' Shirley (13-5) struck out 5 and walked 3, throwing 76 of 129 pitches for strikes. Philadelphia (A)'s catcher Del Rice got 1 hit in 4 AB, hitting a homerun. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Shirley. Philadelphia (A) scored 5 runs on 12 hits.
 
Friday 8/4/1947: Boston (N)'s Sid Gordon unloads three times
BOSTON (N) - Sid Gordon was in a groove, and the results spoke for themselves. He powered Boston (N) to a 13-10 win over Chicago (N) by homering three times. His 1st shot, off Warren Spahn in the 1st inning, was a two-run homerun and cleared the fence in left field. A 366 foot drive to left field marked his 2nd bomb, a solo homerun off Warren Spahn in the 3rd inning. His 3rd blast, a GRAND SLAM off Warren Spahn in the 8th inning, landed an estimated 370 feet from home plate. Overall he finished 3 for 5, scoring three times and collecting 7 RBI. In 2376 career at bats, he has hit 141 homeruns and collected 471 RBI.
 
Tuesday 8/1/1947: Johnson (CLE) and Podgajny (NYN) win monthly pitcher award
Earl Johnson pitched like a legend in July, and the American League named him Pitcher of the Month for his extraordinary performance. He started 6 games in July, going 5-0 and compiling an ERA of 2.82 in 51 innings. Earl fanned 27 hitters. Earl has a record of 13-9 this season, with an ERA of 3.91. In 209.1 Innings he was able to strike out 133 batters. Earl has pitched 2 shutouts and 13 complete games. He's 5th in the American League in ERA and 6th in wins! Johnny Podgajny couldn't have pitched much better than he did in July, and the National League thought so as well, naming the right-hander Pitcher of the Month. He started 7 games in July, going 5-2 and compiling an ERA of 2.39 in 60.1 innings. Johnny fanned 19 hitters. His ERA of 3.69 helped him to a 13-10 record this year. He struck out 80 and walked 69 in 212.1 innings. He has 13 complete games and 3 shutouts. He's 3rd in the National League in ERA and 5th in wins!
 
Tuesday 8/1/1947: Chicago (N)'s Williams named Batter of the Month
The Batter of the Month award in the American League goes to Washington's Ralph Kiner this time, as the rightfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Kiner helped his team with an average of .354 and 33 RBI in 82 at bats. Kiner has hit 17 taters this year while batting .344. He adds 11 doubles, along with 37 runs scored. The National League Batter of the Month award goes to Ted Williams, Chicago (N)'s starting leftfielder. In 79 at bats he hit .418 with 10 HR and 30 RBI. Williams has hit for a .380 average this season. He has 74 extra base hits along with 269 total bases, resulting in a .897 slugging percentage. He's 1st in the National League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI!
 
Monday 7/31/1947: Chicago (N)'s Williams wins Player of the Week award
It's the 4th time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Chicago (A)'s shortstop Jackie Robinson. Robinson helped his team with an average of .433 and 8 RBI in 30 at bats. Robinson has hit 16 homeruns this year while batting .338. He adds 33 doubles, along with 98 runs scored. He's 7th in the American League in batting! The National League's best player of the week was Chicago (N)'s Ted Williams, who wins the award for the 28th time in his career. Williams helped his team with an average of .500 and 14 RBI in 22 at bats.
 
Wednesday 7/26/1947: Jackie Robinson stars with cycle against St. Louis (A)
CHICAGO (A) - Chicago (A)'s shortstop Jackie Robinson accomplished a difficult feat in a game against St. Louis (A), hitting for the cycle to improve his career batting average to .358! A pitch from Red Embree in the 3rd inning left his bat for a solo homerun, landing 409 feet from home plate in right-center. A single in the 4th off Red Embree accounted for his 3rd hit. A double off Red Embree in the 7th inning accounted for his 4th hit. That drive completed the cycle, causing a smile on his face! Jackie did drive in one while scoring 3 runs on his own. His 4 hit performance increases his batting average to .339. He's now the 83rd player in league history to hit for the cycle! Jackie Robinson was the last player to hit for the cycle, doing it 7/21/1947.
 
Monday 7/24/1947: Pittsburgh's Doby wins Player of the Week award
The American League Player of the Week award goes to Buster Adams, Boston (A)'s starting centerfielder. Adams helped his team with an average of .435 and 15 RBI in 23 at bats. Larry Doby wins his 2nd Player of the Week award. National League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. Larry was on fire, hitting .520 with 5 HR and 9 RBI.
 
Friday 7/21/1947: Chicago (A)'s Jackie Robinson gets the cycle
CHICAGO (A) - Jackie Robinson led Chicago (A) to a 16-7 win over Washington by squeezing four hits out of his bat. That's not the best part, though. He hit for the cycle as well! His 1st hit was a two-run triple off Rex Cecil in the 4th inning. His 2nd hit was a double off Rex Cecil in the 6th inning. A single in the 6th off Mike Balas accounted for his 3rd hit. His 4th hit, a two-run homerun off Jake Eisenhart in the 8th inning, landed an estimated 386 feet from home plate. That drive completed the cycle, causing a smile on his face! Jackie did drive in 5 while scoring 3 runs on his own. He now has a total of 126 hits this season, accounting for a .333 batting average. 82 players in league history have so far hit for the cycle, including Jackie. On 5/3/1947, Hank Thompson was the last player to hit for the cycle.
 
Friday 7/21/1947: Philadelphia (A)'s Joe Dimaggio gets milestone hit
PHILADELPHIA (A) - Philadelphia (A)'s leftfielder Joe Dimaggio was in good mood after the game against St. Louis (A), and he had every reason as he made some history while collecting his 2000th career hit. In 11 years of big league action so far, Joe has compiled a batting average of .324, along with 414 homeruns and 1291 RBI. 'It's hard to believe that I did it. I want to thank my family, my friends and my teammates!' With two outs in the 3rd inning, Joe drilled a double, causing a standing ovation from the crowd.
 
Monday 7/17/1947: Washington's Kiner wins Player of the Week award
The American League's best player of the week was Washington's Ralph Kiner, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. Kiner helped his team with an average of .458 and 10 RBI in 24 at bats. The American League's best player of the week was Washington's Ted Kluszewski, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. In 22 at bats he hit .636 with 2 HR and 14 RBI. This year Kluszewski drove in 67 and scored 54 runs while batting .342 with 19 longballs. He's 10th in the American League in RBIs and 8th in homeruns!
 
Sunday 7/16/1947: Hal Newhouser dominates Boston (A), throws NO-HITTER
CHICAGO (A) - Boston (A)'s bats were sleeping, and Chicago (A)'s Hal Newhouser gave them no chance at all to wake up. He was untouchable in firing a no-hitter in his 20th game started this season. Newhouser (11-6) did not have perfect control, walking 7. He struck out 7. '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.' The hitting star for Chicago (A) was third baseman Paul Campbell, he collected 3 hits in 4 trips to the plate, stroking a double. The final score of the game was 5-0.
 
Monday 7/3/1947: Overmire (NYY) and Marshall (PHI) win P.O.W. award
The American League's best player of the week was New York (A)'s Stubby Overmire, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 0.50 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well. The National League Player of the Week award goes to Willard Marshall, Philadelphia (N)'s starting leftfielder. He hit .480 with 12 RBI and slugged 1.200 in 25 at bats.
 
Saturday 7/1/1947: Gehrman and Reynolds receive Pitcher of the Month award
Philadelphia (A)'s Paul Gehrman had a terrific June, and it earned him the American League Pitcher of the month award. He went 5-1 in June and finished the month with an ERA of 2.21. He struck out 23 in 53 innings. Paul pitched a shutout as well. Paul has a record of 5-1 this season, with an ERA of 2.31. In 66.1 Innings he was able to strike out 34 batters. Paul has pitched one shutout and 6 complete games. It's the 1st time that the National League Pitcher of the Month award goes to Boston (N)'s pitcher Allie Reynolds. He started 4 games in June, going 4-0 and compiling an ERA of 1.51 in 35.2 innings. Allie fanned 17 hitters. This season Reynolds compiled an ERA of 4.25, going 7-2 in 13 starts. He fanned 56 while giving up 92 hits in 101.2 innings.
 
Saturday 7/1/1947: Hasson (CHA) and Marshall (PHI) win monthly award
The American League Batter of the Month award goes to Gene Hasson, Chicago (A)'s starting first baseman. Gene pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .358 with 11 and 30 RBI while slugging .789. While compiling an on base percentage of .468, Gene hit .354 and slugged .665. He has collected 64 runs batted in this year. He's 3rd in the American League in batting, 5th in homeruns and 8th in RBI! It's the 1st time that the National League Batter of the Month award goes to Philadelphia (N)'s leftfielder Willard Marshall. Marshall helped his team with an average of .418 and 35 RBI in 91 at bats. Willard has gone 80 for 253 (.316) this season, hitting 19 longballs and driving in 65 runs. He has scored 56 runs on his own. He's 5th in the National League in RBIs and 5th in homeruns!
 
Monday 6/26/1947: Player of the Week honors go to Keltner and Leiber
Ken Keltner wins his 13th Player of the Week award. American League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. Ken was on fire, hitting .393 with 3 HR and 12 RBI. The National League's best player of the week was Boston (N)'s Hank Leiber, who wins the award for the 6th time in his career. He hit .500 with 9 RBI and slugged 1.222 in 18 at bats. Leiber has hit for a .275 average this season. He has 26 extra base hits along with 100 total bases, resulting in a .529 slugging percentage.
 
Friday 6/23/1947: Pittsburgh's Bill Knickerbocker gets milestone hit
BROOKLYN - Pittsburgh's shortstop Bill Knickerbocker joined some elite company today, collecting his 2000th career hit! His best year so far was 1942 where he hit .332 with 23 homeruns and 104 RBI. 'I still remember my first hit. But the one today is something special. I'll definitely keep that ball!' His hit in the 6th inning was a double off Pete Naktenis.
 
Tuesday 6/20/1947: Ken Johnson fires 2-hitter against Philadelphia (A)
PHILADELPHIA (A) - Ken Johnson had an unexpectedly great performance against Philadelphia (A) on Tuesday, pitching a 2-hitter for his 2nd shutout of the season. 'That was one of the best games of my career. I had my stuff working very well today.' Johnson (10-6) did not have perfect control, walking 7. He struck out 5. Moon Mullen helped Johnson at the plate, he finished with 2 hits in 3 AB. Detroit scored 4 runs on 7 hits.
 
Monday 6/19/1947: Barrett (NYY) and Marshall (PHI) win P.O.W. award
The American League's best player of the week was New York (A)'s Red Barrett, who wins the award for the 4th time in his career. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 1.06 while going 2-0. He hurled a shutout as well. This season Barrett compiled an ERA of 5.22, going 9-6 in 19 starts. He fanned 71 while giving up 174 hits in 148.1 innings. He has 9 complete games and one shutout. He's 2nd in the American League in wins! The National League's best player of the week was Philadelphia (N)'s Willard Marshall, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. Willard went 9 for 18 (.500), while hitting 4 HR and collecting 11 RBI. Willard managed to drive in at least one run in every game he played this week. He now has homered in 3 consecutive games as well!
 
Sunday 6/18/1947: Hal Trosky ropes 600th career homerun
CLEVELAND - Cleveland's first baseman Hal Trosky already had some highlights in his career, and today he added a historic one, unloading for his 600th career homerun. Along with his 600 homeruns, Hal collected 2752 hits and 2015 RBI in 14 seasons. Hal has managed to hit 30+ homeruns in a season 12 times, and he topped 40 homeruns 8 times. 'You dream about that as a kid, but when you reach such a milestone it's hard to believe. Fantastic.' His historic shot, off Stuart Jones in the 7th inning, was a two-run homerun and cleared the fence in left-center. It's no secret that he will one day be in the Hall of Fame!
 
Saturday 6/17/1947: Boston (A)'s Buster Adams mashes five hits
BOSTON (A) - Boston (A)'s centerfielder Buster Adams once again displayed his tremendous ability to make contact with that little white ball. He tore up Chicago (A)'s pitching staff with a 5 hit performance on Saturday. In the 3rd inning he unloaded a solo homerun off Hal Newhouser. His 3rd hit, a three-run homerun off Hal Newhouser in the 4th inning, cleared the fence in left-center. He collected singles in the 1st , in the 6th and in the 7th . Buster scored 2 runs, and he collected 4 RBI as well! He is hitting .286 this season, with 13 HR and 34 RBI. Boston (A) scored 9 runs on 18 hits.
 
Friday 6/16/1947: Season ending injury strikes Philadelphia (N)'s Hughes
PHILADELPHIA (N) - Philadelphia (N)'s ace Tommy Hughes experienced probably the worst case scenario for a pitcher, a season ending injury. After pitching in the 7th inning of the game against Brooklyn, Hughes complained about serious pain in his throwing arm. He had to leave the game. Hughes was rushed to an hospital near the ballpark, where doctors took x-rays. Those revealed the serious injury, Torn Back Muscle. In 17 starts this year Tommy struck out 88 batters in 141 innings of work. His ERA is 2.36, his record 12-3. Tommy has pitched 2 shutouts and 12 complete games. He's 1st in the National League in ERA and 2nd in wins!
 
Monday 6/12/1947: Player of the Week honors go to Hasson and Hodges
The American League's best player of the week was Chicago (A)'s Gene Hasson, who wins the award for the 7th time in his career. Gene went 13 for 23 (.565), while hitting 5 HR and collecting 11 RBI. His season numbers are: .373 AVG, 78 hits, 17 doubles, one triple and 15 bombs, along with 51 RBI and 55 runs scored. He's 3rd in the American League in batting, 6th in homeruns and 8th in RBI! The National League's best player of the week was Chicago (N)'s Gil Hodges, who wins the award for the 4th time in his career. Gil pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .529 with 2 HR and 11 RBI while slugging 1.059. He has hit 23 homeruns while batting .347 this season. His 70 hits and 36 walks add up to a .445 on-base percentage. He's 6th in the National League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI!
 
Sunday 6/11/1947: Philadelphia (N)'s Ray Dandridge gets milestone hit
PITTSBURGH - Philadelphia (N)'s third baseman Ray Dandridge was in good mood after the game against Pittsburgh, and he had every reason as he made some history while collecting his 2000th career hit. In 14 years of big league action so far, Ray has compiled a batting average of .303, along with 116 homeruns and 910 RBI. 'My firends always told me that I will do it one day. I never believed it. Good that I was wrong!' His hit in the 1st inning was a single off Ed Hanyzewski.
 
Saturday 6/10/1947: Season ending injury strikes Philadelphia (A)'s Galan
PHILADELPHIA (A) - Philadelphia (A)'s second baseman Augie Galan suffered a season ending injury when he hurt himself firing a ball to first base. He collapsed in pain after the throw and was helped off the field. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Torn Back Muscle which will require surgery. Galan has hit 8 longballs this year while batting .299. He adds 12 doubles, along with 42 runs scored.
 
Friday 6/9/1947: Philadelphia (N)'s Max West laces five hits
CINCINNATI - 'You know, in batting practice I didn't really feel that comfortable about my stroke today, but baseball is more than hitting. Then, when you're not trying to force a hit, you slug them in droves,' says Max West after his 5 hit game, which Philadelphia (N) won 20-12 against Cincinnati. His 1st hit was a RBI double off Ronnie Miller in the 1st inning. In the 7th inning he unloaded a solo homerun off Johnny Marcum. His 5th hit, a solo homerun off Jim Winford in the 9th inning, landed an estimated 418 feet from home plate. He collected singles in the 5th and in the 8th inning . Max did drive in 3 while scoring 5 runs on his own. He now has a total of 65 hits this season, accounting for a .314 batting average.
 
Monday 6/5/1947: Player of the Week honors go to Delancey and Hodges
The Player of the Week award in the American League goes to Boston (A)'s Bill Delancey this time, as the catcher displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Bill was on fire, hitting .647 with 3 HR and 9 RBI. Delancey has hit for a .320 average this season. He has 23 extra base hits along with 107 total bases, resulting in a .601 slugging percentage. He's 4th in the American League in RBIs and 7th in homeruns! The National League Player of the Week award goes to Gil Hodges, Chicago (N)'s starting third baseman. Gil was on fire, hitting .364 with 4 HR and 12 RBI. Gil is hitting .330 this year, with 61 hits in 185 at bats. He has driven in 64 runs, slugging .735. He's 8th in the National League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI!
 
Thursday 6/1/1947: Tex Shirley out for 6 weeks
PHILADELPHIA (A) - Philadelphia (A) is without its ace Tex Shirley for at least 6 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Gene Hasson in a game against Chicago (A). His face showed signs of pain immediately after the ball left his hand. Philadelphia (A) wasted no time and rushed him to an hospital. Team officials were informed later that Shirley had suffered a Ruptured Tricep Tendon. His ERA of 3.69 helped him to a 8-3 record this year. He struck out 75 and walked 43 in 109.2 innings. He has 8 complete games and one shutout. He's 5th in the American League in ERA and 2nd in wins!
 
Thursday 6/1/1947: Harris (SLA) and Gee (NYN) win monthly pitcher award
The best month of May in the American League certainly had St. Louis (A)'s right-hander Lum Harris, earning him the Pitcher of the Month award. He had an ERA of just 2.05 in 30.2 innings of work in which he struck out 6 hitters. His record in May is 4-0. Lum also fired a shutout. This season Harris compiled an ERA of 3.70, going 5-2 in 9 starts. He fanned 21 while giving up 69 hits in 73 innings. He has 4 complete games and one shutout. It's the 4th time that the National League Pitcher of the Month award goes to New York (N)'s pitcher Johnny Gee. He went 5-0 in May and finished the month with an ERA of 2.01. He struck out 25 in 49.1 innings. His ERA of 3.06 helped him to a 8-3 record this year. He struck out 45 and walked 47 in 111.2 innings. Johnny has pitched one shutout and 3 complete games. He's 2nd in the National League in ERA and 5th in wins!
 
Thursday 6/1/1947: Nicholson (CHA) and Williams (CHC) win monthly award
Chicago (A)'s rightfielder Bill Nicholson had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the American League Batter of the Month. He had an on base percentage of .474 and hit .338, while driving in 31 runs. His season numbers are: .373 AVG, 60 hits, 10 doubles, 2 triples and 28 homeruns, along with 64 RBI and 52 runs scored. 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 Ted Williams, Chicago (N)'s starting leftfielder. He hit .400 with 34 RBI and slugged 1.071 in 70 at bats. Ted is hitting .400 this year, with 56 hits in 140 at bats. He has driven in 62 runs, slugging .943. He's 1st in the National League in batting, 2nd in homeruns and 1st in RBI!
 
Tuesday 5/30/1947: Lefty Gomez has done it, earns 300th win
DETROIT - New York (A)'s players had every reason to congratulate Lefty Gomez, who reached a milestone today, winning his 300th game! Gomez went 9 innings. He allowed 3 earned runs , giving up 6 hits while striking out 0 and walking 3 earned runs. He has enmassed 4650 K's in 5386 career innings so far, and posts a 4.18 lifetime ERA. He set a career high with 24 wins in 1933. Gomez won 20 or more games a season 7 times. 'I guess I'll celebrate a bit today. But the most important thing is winning, and my whole career I gave everything I could to help my team.' It's no secret that he will one day be in the Hall of Fame! The number he has put up are well worth it.
 
Monday 5/29/1947: Thomson and Tebbetts win Player of the Week award
Bobby Thomson wins his 1st Player of the Week award. American League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. Bobby was on fire, hitting .435 with 5 HR and 11 RBI. He now has homered in 3 consecutive games as well! The National League Player of the Week award goes to Birdie Tebbetts, Cincinnati's starting catcher. Tebbetts helped his team with an average of .522 and 8 RBI in 23 at bats. He hit in every game this week and extended his hitting streak to 12 games.
 
Sunday 5/28/1947: Chicago (A)'s Bill Nicholson unloads three times
CHICAGO (A) - Bill Nicholson was in a groove, and the results spoke for themselves. He powered Chicago (A) to a 11-3 win over Boston (A) by homering three times. A 396 foot drive to left-center marked his 1st bomb, a two-run homerun off Jim Tobin in the 1st inning. His 2nd shot, off Jim Tobin in the 3rd inning, was a solo homerun and cleared the fence in right-center. A pitch from Jim Tobin in the 6th inning left his bat for a solo homerun, landing 351 feet from home plate in left field. Overall he stroked 3 hits in 4 AB, scoring three runs with 4 RBI. In 3543 career at bats, he has hit 442 homeruns and collected 1001 RBI. It's pretty obvious that he will enter the Hall of Fame some day!
 
Monday 5/22/1947: Tommy De la cruz pitches 2-hit shutout against Philadelphia (A)
PHILADELPHIA (A) - Philadelphia (A)'s hitters were dominated by Boston (A)'s Tommy De la cruz. He gave up just 2 hits in recording his 1st shutout of the season. 'Wow, what a nice day. I guess I had a good breakfast today.' De la cruz (4-6) struck out 3 and issued 1 BB, throwing 51 of 86 pitches for strikes. The hitting star for Boston (A) was catcher Bill Delancey, he went 3 for 4, blasting a homerun, stroking a double, with 5 RBI. The final score of the game was 10-0.
 
Monday 5/22/1947: Washington's Schoendienst wins Player of the Week award
The American League Player of the Week award goes to Red Schoendienst, Washington's starting leftfielder. He had an on base percentage of .500 and hit .500, while driving in 4 runs. While compiling an on base percentage of .374, Red hit .297 and slugged .426. He has collected 16 runs batted in this year. It's the 7th time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Cincinnati's second baseman Joe Gordon. Joe went 8 for 18 (.444), while hitting 2 HR and collecting 9 RBI.
 
Monday 5/15/1947: Cleveland's Trosky wins Player of the Week award
The Player of the Week award in the American League goes to Cleveland's Hal Trosky this time, as the first baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Hal went 10 for 21 (.476), while hitting 4 HR and collecting 9 RBI. The National League's best player of the week was Chicago (N)'s Ted Williams, who wins the award for the 27th time in his career. Ted went 12 for 22 (.545), while hitting 5 HR and collecting 13 RBI. He hit in every game this week and extended his hitting streak to 14 games.
 
Sunday 5/14/1947: Leon Day blanks Pittsburgh with a 2-hitter
CHICAGO (N) - Chicago (N)'s right-hander Leon Day is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff, blanking Pittsburgh on just 2 hits. It's his 1st shutout this season, and the 10th time he has done it in his career. 'Pitching a great game is always a good thing. And it doesn't get much better than today.' Day (3-3) struck out 6 and walked 2, throwing 62 of 103 pitches for strikes. Gil Hodges provided Chicago (N) with the offense Day needed as he collected 2 hits in 4 trips to the plate, blasting a homerun, and driving in 3 runs. The final score of the game was 5-0.
 
Saturday 5/13/1947: Season ending injury strikes Philadelphia (A)'s Valo
PHILADELPHIA (A) - Philadelphia (A)'s leftfielder Elmer Valo suffered a season ending injury when he hurt himself diving for a ball. He collapsed in pain and was helped off the field. Valo was rushed to an hospital near the ballpark, where doctors took x-rays. Those revealed the serious injury, Broken Hip. While compiling an on base percentage of .464, Elmer hit .385 and slugged .515. He has collected 13 runs batted in this year. He's 4th in the American League in batting!
 
Monday 5/8/1947: Player of the Week honors go to Bosser and Donovan
Mel Bosser of Mel went 1-0 with an ERA of 12.10, while fanning 6 in 9.2 innings of work. His ERA of 5.44 helped him to a 3-2 record this year. He struck out 25 and walked 20 in 51.1 innings. It's the 1st time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Chicago (N)'s pitcher Bill Donovan. Donovan was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 1.38. Along the way he struck out 5 in 13 innings. Opposing players hit .232 against Bill this season. While posting an ERA of 4.02 he went 6-0 in 8 starts, fanning 22 and walking 34 hitters. He has 4 complete games and one shutout. He's 2nd in the National League in wins!
 
Wednesday 5/3/1947: Hank Thompson on fire, hits for cycle
ST. LOUIS (N) - Hank Thompson led Philadelphia (N) to a 16-5 win over St. Louis (N) by squeezing five hits out of his bat. That's not the best part, though. He hit for the cycle as well! A pitch from Len Perme in the 1st inning left his bat for a double. Hit number 2 followed in the 2nd inning, a RBI triple. A single in the 3rd off Len Perme accounted for his 3rd hit. A pitch from Ace Williams in the 4th inning left his bat for a three-run homerun, landing 411 feet from home plate in left-center. That drive completed the cycle, causing a smile on his face! A single in the 6th off Earl Cook accounted for his 5th hit. Hank did drive in 4 while scoring 4 runs on his own. This season has been a good one for him so far, as he has 48 hits in 117 at bats, resulting in a .410 batting average. He's now the 81st player in league history to hit for the cycle! On 9/24/1946, Hal Trosky was the last player to hit for the cycle.
 
Monday 5/1/1947: Pitcher of the Month award winners announced
Winner of this months American League Pitcher of the Month award is Cleveland's Stan Ferens. His ERA of just 4.35 helped him to a 6-2 record in April. He worked 60 innings, striking out 20 hitters while walking 18. Tommy Hughes pitched like a legend in April, 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 59 innings of work he allowed just 53 hits while striking out 40, compiling an ERA of just 1.83. Tommy pitched a shutout as well.
 
Monday 5/1/1947: Nicholson (CHA) and Vaughan (CIN) win monthly award
The American League's best player of the month was Chicago (A)'s Bill Nicholson, who wins the award for the 5th time in his career. Bill was on fire, hitting .405 with 17 homeruns and 33 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. Vaughan helped his team with an average of .393 and 25 RBI in 89 at bats.
 
Monday 5/1/1947: Musial and Hughes win Player of the Week award
Stan Musial from St. Louis (A) wins his 11th Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the American League. He hit .632 with 9 RBI and slugged 1.053 in 19 at bats. Tommy Hughes of Philadelphia (N) wins his 1st Player of the Week award for dominating National League's hitters the entire week. Tommy went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.50, while fanning 15 in 18 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. His ERA of 1.83 helped him to a 6-0 record this year. He struck out 40 and walked 9 in 59 innings. He has 5 complete games and one shutout. He's 1st in the National League in ERA and 1st in wins!
 
Sunday 4/30/1947: Tex Hughson quiets Boston (A) bats with shutout
WASHINGTON - Boston (A)'s hitters looked uncomfortable, and Washington's Tex Hughson didn't help them. The right-hander fired his 1st shutout of the season, a 1-hitter. 'My catcher called a very good game. I have to give credit to him.' Hughson (3-3) was overpowering, fanning 10 while walking 2, throwing 121 pitches. The hitting star for Washington was shortstop Lou Boudreau, he got 4 hits in 5 AB, homering once, doubling twice, with three runs scored and collecting 3 RBI. Washington scored 10 runs on 15 hits.
 
Friday 4/28/1947: Harlond Clift collects 2000th hit against Chicago (A)
CLEVELAND - Cleveland's third baseman Harlond Clift was in good mood after the game against Chicago (A), and he had every reason as he made some history while collecting his 2000th career hit. He hit a two run homerun in the 1st off Ewell Blackwell for number 2000. His best year so far was 1941 where he hit .319 with 37 homeruns and 117 RBI. 'I'm out of words. I'll probably realize it tomorrow, but for now I'm done.'
 
Tuesday 4/25/1947: Russ Christopher blanks Chicago (A) with a 2-hitter
ST. LOUIS (A) - Chicago (A)'s bats were sleeping, and St. Louis (A)'s Russ Christopher gave them no chance to wake up. He gave up just 2 hits in recording his 1st shutout of the season. Christopher (2-3) struck out 4 and issued 3 BB, throwing 59 of 94 pitches for strikes. 'I really like to play baseball, and I love the way I was able to play it today.' Snuffy Stirnweiss provided St. Louis (A) with the offense Christopher needed as he stroked 2 hits in 4 AB, stroking a double, with 2 RBI. The final score of the game was 5-0.
 
Monday 4/24/1947: Chicago (A)'s Grove severely injured
CHICAGO (A) - Chicago (A)'s right-hander Orval Grove suffered a severe injury on Monday and will be out for at least 4 weeks. In the 8th of the game against St. Louis (A) he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. Grove was rushed to an hospital near the ballpark, where doctors took x-rays. Those revealed the serious injury, Inflamed Bicep Tendon. In 6 starts this year Orval struck out 31 batters in 51 innings of work. His ERA is 4.76, his record 2-1.
 
Monday 4/24/1947: Player of the Week honors go to Nicholson and Hodges
Bill Nicholson from Chicago (A) wins his 10th Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the American League. Bill went 11 for 19 (.579), while hitting 6 HR and collecting 10 RBI. Gil Hodges from Chicago (N) wins his 2nd Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the National League. In 21 at bats he hit .571 with 2 HR and 8 RBI.
 
Sunday 4/23/1947: Gene Hasson uncorks six hits against St. Louis (A)
ST. LOUIS (A) - Gene Hasson is among the best pure hitters in the game, but his 6 hit performance seemed to surprise even himself. A RBI double off John Gaddy in the 1st inning accounted for his 1st hit. In the 2nd inning he belted a double off John Gaddy. Number 5 in the 7th inning accounted for a RBI double. He collected singles in the 4th , in the 6th inning and in the 9th . Gene scored 3 runs, and he collected 2 RBI as well! This season has been a good one for him so far, as he has 29 hits in 72 at bats, resulting in a .403 batting average. The final score of the game was 9-4.
 
Friday 4/21/1947: Bill Nicholson punishes New York (A) with three dingers
CHICAGO (A) - Chicago (A)'s rightfielder Bill Nicholson showed the world why he is one of the most amazing sluggers in a 9-4 win over New York (A). He almost knockes the cover off the ball, resulting in three homeruns. A 369 foot drive to right field marked his 1st bomb, a solo homerun off Red Barrett in the 2nd inning. That one tied it at 1 runs apiece. His 2nd shot, off Red Barrett in the 3rd inning, was a three-run homerun and cleared the fence in right field. In the 5th inning he unloaded a solo homerun off Johnny Vander meer. Bill got 3 hits in 4 AB, with three runs scored and collecting 5 RBI. In 3448 career at bats, he has hit 427 homeruns and collected 963 RBI. The final score of the game was 9-4.
 
Tuesday 4/18/1947: Cleveland has no chance in a 2-hitter by Tex Shirley
CLEVELAND - Tex Shirley had some fun again. Cleveland hitters did not. Philadelphia (A)'s right-hander gave up just 2 hits in his 1st shutout of the season. He now has 6 career shutouts in 130 games started. 'I was able to keep´em off balance. That certainly helped.' Shirley (4-1) struck out 6 and walked 6, throwing 69 of 131 pitches for strikes. The hitting star for Philadelphia (A) was shortstop Jim Tabor, he finished 3 for 5. Philadelphia (A) scored 4 runs on 13 hits.
 
Monday 4/17/1947: Player of the Week honors go to Heath and West
It's the 15th time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Detroit's centerfielder Jeff Heath. Jeff pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .480 with 4 HR and 7 RBI while slugging 1.080. The National League's best player of the week was Philadelphia (N)'s Max West, who wins the award for the 4th time in his career. Max was on fire, hitting .480 with 3 HR and 8 RBI. West has hit 4 homeruns this year while batting .404. He adds 2 doubles, along with 14 runs scored. He's 6th in the National League in batting!
 
Sunday 4/16/1947: Chicago (A)'s Hank Sauer has great day, hits three longballs
BOSTON (A) - Hank Sauer was in a groove, and the results spoke for themselves. He powered Chicago (A) to a 12-9 win over Boston (A) by homering three times. His 1st blast, a three-run homerun off Tommy De la cruz in the 1st inning, landed an estimated 361 feet from home plate. His 2nd shot, off Tommy De la cruz in the 6th inning, was a solo homerun and cleared the fence in left field. That one tied it at 5 runs apiece. Number 3 in the 8th inning, a shot estimated at 428 feet, cleared the wall in center field. It tied the ballgame at 8. Hank finished with 3 hits in 5 AB, scoring FOUR runs and driving in 6 runs. On 4/14/1947, Jeff Heath was the last player to hit 3 dingers in a single game.
 
Saturday 4/15/1947: Philadelphia (A)'s Joe Dimaggio mashes five hits
PHILADELPHIA (A) - Philadelphia (A)'s centerfielder Joe Dimaggio once again displayed his tremendous ability to make contact with that little white ball. He tore up St. Louis (A)'s pitching staff with a 5 hit performance on Saturday. In the 1st inning he belted a double off Denny Galehouse. In the 5th inning he unloaded a two-run homerun off Denny Galehouse. Number 5 in the 8th inning, a shot estimated at 418 feet, cleared the wall in right-center. He collected singles in the 3rd and in the 6th inning . Joe scored 3 runs, and he collected 4 RBI as well! He is hitting .281 this season, with 3 HR and 6 RBI. Philadelphia (A) improved its record to 9-6, scoring 10 runs on 13 hits.
 
Tuesday 4/11/1947: Walt Lanfranconi dominates Detroit, gives up just 2 hits
NEW YORK (A) - 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. 'I hit the corners with all of my pitches. That helped a lot!' Lanfranconi (2-0) fanned 5 and walked 2, throwing 128 pitches. New York (A)'s catcher Quincy Trouppe finished 3 for 4, hitting a homerun, scoring two runs with 4 RBI. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Lanfranconi. The final score of the game was 7-0.
 
Monday 4/10/1947: Heath and Vaughan win Player of the Week award
Jeff Heath wins his 14th Player of the Week award. American League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. Jeff was on fire, hitting .542 with 3 HR and 6 RBI. The National League's best player of the week was Cincinnati's Arky Vaughan, who wins the award for the 5th time in his career. Arky was on fire, hitting .500 with 3 HR and 8 RBI.
 
Tuesday 4/4/1947: Ken Johnson NO-HITS St. Louis (A)
DETROIT - Ken Johnson made some history on Tuesday by pitching a no-hitter in his first big-league start. Detroit's left-hander baffled St. Louis (A) all day witch his great stuff. What a way to begin a career! Johnson (1-0) struck out 7 and issued 2 BB, throwing 63 of 103 pitches for strikes. 'I was able to keep´em off balance. That certainly helped. What a day!' Jeff Heath helped Johnson at the plate, he stroked 2 hits in 4 AB, doubling twice. Detroit improved its record to 1-2, scoring 2 runs on 6 hits.
 
Saturday 4/1/1947: Arky Vaughan clubs three rockets
CINCINNATI - Arky Vaughan powered Cincinnati to a 7-6 win over Philadelphia (N). He did it in style by homering three times. In the 4th inning he unloaded a solo homerun off Johnny Rigney. A 394 foot drive to right field marked his 2nd bomb, a solo homerun off Johnny Rigney in the 6th inning. His 3rd blast, a solo homerun off Johnny Rigney in the 8th inning, landed an estimated 376 feet from home plate. Overall he got 4 hits in 4 AB, doubling once, scoring three times with 3 RBI. His homerun total this year is 3, along with 3 RBI. The induction into the Hall of Fame is almost a sure thing for him now! On 7/30/1946, Jeff Heath was the last player to hit 3 dingers in a single game.
 

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