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Cardinals Blast Reds 18-0 - June 10, 1944 Cardinals Blast Reds 18-0 - June 10, 1944
Cardinals Pound Five Cincinnati Hurlers for 21 Hits in Shutout by Mort Cooper

June 10, 1944 - from the St. Louis Post - Newspaper Clipping

Cincinnati - The St. Louis Cardinals scored early and often and gave the Cincinnati Reds their lumps by pounding out the most one-sided shutout victory in the National League in 38 years. When the firing was done the Cards won 18-0.

In addition to coming close to the 38-year-old record set when Chicago defeated New York 19 to 0 in 1906, the Cardinals tied a major league mark by leaving 18 men on bases.

Another mark went into the record books when Reds' manager Bill McKechnie inserted 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall, Hamilton (Ohio) high school pitcher into the game. Nuxhall, the youngest pitcher ever to work in the majors, pitched two thirds of the ninth, giving up five runs on five passes, two singles and a wild pitch.

LOHRMAN STARTS GAME

Bill Lohrman started the game for Cincinnati but was blasted in the second inning.

Six runs came in the second with the Cardinals more than batting around and chasing Ed Heusser as well as Lohrman. Buck Faussett, versatile minor leaguer whom the Reds brought up because of the shortage of players due to the Raging War in Europe, finally got the last out. Faussetti, a third baseman, surrendered 10 hits, walked 6, struck out 2, yielded 6 runs in 6 2/3 innings.

Oddly enough, not an extra base hit was registered in the second inning and even though Reds' shortstop Eddie Miller set up the final score by throwing the ball to an unoccupied base, all runs were earned. Seven singles in all could be counted in the inning.

In the game Cardinal All-Star shortstop Marty Marion got 3 hits in 5 trips to the plate and scored twice and, made two fine backhand stops and then threw out the batters.

Cards' right-fielder Stan Musial got 3 hits in 4 at bats, scored four times and had three RBIs.

While Cards' starter Mort Cooper was slapping the Reds down systematically and spacing their hits skillfully, the Cards went on to fatten their batting averages in the latter innings. Cooper allowed just five hits in posting his complete game shutout. Only Reds' second baseman Woody Williams got two hits, Joe Just got a single as did Eddie Miller and pitcher Buck Faussett.

The only extra base hits in the game were a double by Cards' center-fielder Johnny Hopp and teammate George Fallon,

BOX SCORE:

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS:

Johnny Hopp cf, 4 AB, 2 Hits, 1R, 1RBI... Augie Bergamo Cf, 3 AB, 1 Hit, 2R... Debs Garms 3b, 4 AB, 1 Hit, 2R, 1RBI... Stan Musial rf, 4 AB, 3 Hits, 4Runs, 3RBIs... Ray Sanders 1b, 5 AB, 3 Hits, 2R, 3RBIs... Walter Cooper c, 6 AB, 2 Hits, 1R, 3RBIs, 1SB... Danny Litwhiler lf, 6 AB, 3 Hits, 1R, 3RBIs, 1SB... Marty Marion ss, 5 AB, 3 Hits, 2R... Emil Verban 2b, 1 AB, 1 Hit, 2RBI... George Fallon 2b, 4 AB, 3 Hits, 1R, 1RBI... Mort Cooper p, 6 AB, 2 Hits, 2R, 1RBI.

CINCINNATI REDS:

Woody Williams 2b, 3 AB, 2 Hits... Max Marshall rf, 4 AB, 0 Hits... Gee Walker cf, 3 AB, 0 Hits... Dain Clay cf, 1 AB, 0 Hits... Eric Tipton lf, 3 AB, 0 Hits... Tony Criscola lf, 1 AB, 0 Hits... Frank McCormick 1b, 4 AB, 0 Hits... Joe Just c, 3 AB, 0 Hits... Ray Mueller c, 0 AB... Steve Mesner 3b, 3 AB, 0 Hits... Eddie Miller ss, 3 AB, 1 Hit... Bill Lohrman p, 0 AB... Buck Faussett p, 3 AB, 1 Hit... Ed Heusser p, 0 AB... Joe Nuxhall p, 0 AB... Jake Eisenhart p, 0 AB

PITCHING SUMMARY:

Cardinals: - Mort Cooper (Winner) 9 IP, 5 Hits, 0Runs, 2SO, 2W

Reds: - Bill Lohrman (Loser) 1 1/3 IP, 5 Hits, 4R, 2Ws... Ed Heusser 0 IP (pitched to four batters) 4 Hits, 3 R... Buck Faussett 6 2/3 IP, 10 Hits, 6R, 6W, 2SO... Joe Nuxhall 2/3 IP, 2 Hits, 5R, 5W, 1WP... Jake Eisenhart 1/3 IP, 0 Hits, 1W

Attendance: 3,510... Time of Game: 3:23

Umpires: Goetz, Jords and Reardon

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1940 Chicago Cubs 1940 Chicago Cubs
Fond Memories... the Good Times before World War II

1940 Chicago Cubs

After winning the pennant in 1938 and finishing in first division in 1939 (4th place), the Cubs fell to fifth place in 1940 with a 75-79 record. The team was second in the NL in batting with .267 and its 3.54 ERA was 3rd best in the league.

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Chicago Cubs 1940 Pitching Stats:

Claude Passeau 20-13, 2.50 ERA in 46 Games... Larry French 14-14, 3.29 ERA in 40G... Jake Mooty 6-6, 2.92 ERA in 20G... Vern Olsen 13-9, 2.97 ERA in 34G... Charlie Root 2-4, 3.86 ERA in 36G... Ken Raffensberger 7-9, 3.38 ERA in 43G... Bill Lee 9-17, 5.03 ERA in 37G... Clay Bryant 0-1, 4.78 ERA in 8G... Vance Page 1-3, 4.42 ERA in 30G... Dizzy Dean 3-3, 5.17 ERA in 10G... Julio Bonetti 0-0, 20.25 ERA in 1G...

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1940 Chicago Cubs Batting Averages:

Bill Nicholson rf, .297 BA, 25Hr, 98 RBIs in 135 Games... Zeke Bonura 1b, .264, 4Hr, 20 RBIs in 49G... Phil Cavarretta of, .280, 2Hr, 22 RBIs in 65G... Jim Gleeson .313, 5Hr, 61 RBIs in 129G... Augie Galan of, .230, 3Hr, 22 RBIs in 68G... Al Todd .255, 6Hr, 42 RBIs in 104G... Billy Herman 2b, .292, 5Hr, 57 RBIs in 135G... Ripper 'Rip' Collins 1b, .208, 1Hr, 14 RBIs in 47G... Rip Russell .247, 5Hr, 33 RBIs in 68G...

Stan Hack 3b, .317, 8Hr, 40 RBIs in 149G... Hank Leiber of, .302, 17Hr, 86 RBIs in 117G... Dom Dallessandro .268, 1Hr, 36 RBIs in 107G... Gabby Hartnett c, .266, 1Hr, 12 RBIs in 37G... Bobby Mattick .218, 0Hr, 33 RBIs in 117G... Rabbit Warstler .226, 1Hr, 18 RBIs in 45G... Clyde McCullough C, .154, 1RBIs in 9G... Bobby Sturgeon .190, 2 RBIs in 7G... Billy Rogell ss/3b, .136, 1Hr, 3 RBIs in 33G...

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News of the Day... 1940 News of the Day... 1940
Bucky Walters Wins ERA Crown, Bob Feller Wins AL Title... Johnny Mize Home Run Champ with 43... Joe DiMaggio's .352 Highest in the Majors!

Fond Memories... Good Times before World War II

1940 Batting Leaders:

American League:

Joe DiMaggio, Yankees .352... Luke Appling, White Sox .348... Ted Williams, Red Sox .344... Rip Radcliff, St. Louis Browns .342... Hank Greenberg, Tigers .340... Barney McCosky, Tigers .340... Tafty Wright, White Sox .337... Cecil Travis, Wash. Senators .322... Lou Finney, Red Sox .320... Buddy Lewis, Senators .317...Rudy York, Tigers .316...

Charlie Gehringer, Tigers .313... Doc Cramer, Red Sox .303... Wally Judnich, Browns .303... Roy Weatherly, Indians .303... Jimmie Foxx, Red Sox .297... Lou Boudreau, Indians .295... Hal Trosky, Indians .295... Gee Walker, Senators .294... George Case, Senators .293... Bobby Doerr, Red Sox .291... Ben Chapman, Indians .286... Charlie Keller, Yankees .286... Dick Siebert, Phil Athletics... Joe Cronin, Red Sox .285... Jim Tabor, Red Sox .285... Ray Mack, Indians .283...

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National League:

Stan Hack, Cubs .317... Johnny Mize, Cardinals .314... Jim Gleeson, Cubs .313... Frank McCormick, Reds .309... Dixie Walker, Brooklyn Dodgers .308... Enos Slaughter, Cardinals .306... Barna Rowell, Boston Braves .305... Terry Moore, Cardinals .304...

Frank Dernaree, NY Giants .302... Hal Leiber, Cubs .302... Joe Medwick, Dodgers .301... Harry Danning, NY Giants .300... Arky Vaughan, Pirates .300... Bill Nicholson, Cubs .297... Pinky May, Phillies .293... Bob Elliot, Pirates .292... Billy Herman, Cubs .292... Mel Ott, NY Giants .289... Dolph Camilli, Brooklyn .287... Joe Orengo, Cardinals .287... Babe Young, NY Giants .286...

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1940 Home Run Leaders:

National League:

Johnny Mize, St Louis Cardinals 43... Bill Nicholson, Cubs 25... Johnny Rizzo, Phillies 24... Dolph Camilli, Brooklyn 23... Mel Ott, NY Giants 19... Frank McCormick, Reds 19... Vince DiMaggio, Pirates 19... Hank Leiber, Cubs 17... Joe Medwick, Brooklyn 17...

Enos Slaughter, Cardinals 17... Chet Ross, Boston Braves 17... Babe Young, NY Giants 17... Elbie Fletcher, Pirates 16... Ernie Lombardi, Reds 14... Eddie Miller, Braves 14... Joe Marty, Phillies 13... Harry Danning, NY Giants 13... Babe Phelps, Brooklyn 13... Ival Goodman, Reds 12... Bennie Warren, Phillies 12... Billy Werber, Reds 12...

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American League: Hank Greenberg, Tigers 41... Jimmy Foxx, Red Sox 36... Rudy York, Tigers 33... Joe DiMaggio, Yankees 31... Bob Johnson, Philadelphia A's 31... Joe 'Flash' Gordon, Yankees 30... Joe Kuhel, White Sox 27... Hal Trosky, Indians 25... Wally Judnich, St. Louis Browns 24... Joe Cronin, Red Sox 24... Ted Williams, Red Sox 23... Sam Chapman, Phil A's 23...

Jim Tabor, Red Sox 21... Charlie Keller, Yankees 21... Harlond Cliff, St L Browns 20... George Selkirk, Yankees 19... Johnny Berardino, St Louis Browns 16... Frankie Hayes, Phil Athletics 16... George McQuinn, Browns 16... Ken Keltner, Indians 15... Jeff Heath, Indians 14... Pinky Higgins, Tigers 13... Gee Walker, Senators 13... Babe Dahlgren, Yankees 12... Moose Solters, White Sox 12... Ray Mack, Indians 12... Roy Weatherly, Indians 12...

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1940 ERA Leaders:

National League:

Bucky Walters, Reds 2.48... Claude Passeau, Cubs 2.50... Rip Sewell, Pirates 2.80... Jim Turner, Reds 2.89... Vern Olsen, Cubs 2.97... Paul Derringer, Reds 3.06... Luke Hamlin, Brooklyn 3.06... Marty Salvo, Boston Braves 3.08... Vito Tamulis, Brooklyn 3.09... Lon Warneke, Cardinals 3.14...

Dick Errickson, Boston Braves 3.16... Hal Schumacker, NY Giants 3.25... Larry French, Cubs 3.29... Junior Thompson, Reds 3.32... Whit Wyatt, Brooklyn 3.46... Mace Brown, Pirates 3.49... Joe Sullivan, Braves 3.55... Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies 3.60... Hugh Casey, Brooklyn 3.62... Mort Cooper, Cardinals 3.63...

Carl Hubbell, NY Giants 3.65... Kirby Higbe, Phillies 3.72... Harry Gumpert, NY Giants 3.76... Bill Lohrman, NY Giants 3.78... Bill McGee, Cardinals 3.80... Clyde Shoun, Cardinals 3.92... Bill Posedel, Braves 4.13... Curt Davis, Brooklyn 4.19... Joe Bowman, Pirates 4.46... Ken Heintzelman, Pirates 4.47

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American League:

Bob Feller, Indians 2.61... Bobo Newsom, Tigers 2.83... John Rigney, White Sox 3.11... Eddie Smith, White Sox 3.21... Ken Chase, Senators 3.23... Ted Lyons, White Sox 3.24... Al Milnar, Indians 3.27... Marius Russo, Yankees 3.28... Tommy Bridges, Tigers 3.37... Red Ruffing, Yankees 3.38... Al Smith, Indians 3.44... Schoolboy Rowe, Tigers 3.46...

Thornton Lee, White Sox 3.47... Dutch Leonard, Washington Senators 3.49... Johnny Babich, Phil Athletics 3.73... Eldon Auker, St. Louis Browns 3.96... Mel Harder, Indians 4.06... Johnny Gorsica, Tigers 4.33... Buck Ross, Phil A's 4.38... Nels Potter, Phil A's 4.44...

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Stories and Player Profiles 1939-1940 Stories and Player Profiles 1939-1940
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1939-1940 Stories

The Cincinnati Reds were the team to beat in the years 1939 and 1940. They won back-to-back pennants and toppled the Detroit Tigers in the 1940 World Series in seven games.

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GIANTS TIE OWN HOME RUN MARK HITTING 7

Duplicate Early Season Feat in Opening Game Against Phillies...

New York, Aug 13, 1939 - The New York Giants swept a doubleheader from the last place Phillies, while tying the National League record for home runs in the first game.

Seven home runs, three coming in succession in the fourth inning, made it easy for Bill Lohrman to annex his tenth win in the opener. Frank Demaree hit two of the homers, one in the first and another in the third with one on. Zeke Bonura hit one in the fourth, and shortly afterwards Alex Kampouris, Lohrman and Joe Moore each homered in succession. Bob Seeds also slugged a home run in the eight inning.

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FAN ATTACKS UMPIRE!

Brooklyn, Sept 16, 1940 - The Cincinnati Reds came close to clinching their second successive National League pennant by downing the Brooklyn Dodgers 4-3, in 10 innings, the Reds were aided with the help of a disputed play that caused an attack on Umpire George Magerkurth after the game.

After the Reds rallied to tie the score at 3-3 in the ninth, they loaded the bases with one out in the 10th. Mike McCormick was on second base after doubling, Ival Goodman walked and then it happened. Frank McCormick hit a grounder to short, and SS Johnny Hudson threw the ball to second baseman Pete Coscarat, who dropped the ball while pivoting to throw to first on an attempted double play. Umpire Bill Stewart called Goodman out, but then turned to third base Umpire Magerkurth after the Reds protected fiercely.

Magerkurth ruled Goodman was safe, which loaded the bases. His changing the decision stood even-though the Dodgers and their manager, Leo Durocher argued vociferously.

The next batter Reds' catcher Bill Baker sliced a single to left to score Mike McCormick with what proved to be the winning run.

After the game hundreds of fans stormed onto the field. One of them shook unp Magerkurth hand, but another rushed up and started a fist fight. Magerkurth, 6ft, 3inches, around 225lbs, was completely knocked to the ground and then pounded by his much foe until other umpires and ushers could come to his aid.

Other small fights between fans broke out, but order was finally restored when police arrested Magerkurth's assailant.

Standing of the Clubs as of the Above Date: Sept 16, 1940 -

Cincinnati 91-47... Brooklyn 83-59... St. Louis 73-65... Pittsburgh 73-66... Chicago (Cubs) 68-73... New York Giants 66-73... Boston Braves 59-82... Phil Phillies 46-94...

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PLAYER PROFILES:

Bucky Walters, Cincinnati Reds Pitcher RH - a major league Pitcher for 20 years, Walters was acknowledged to be the Top National League pitcher from 1939-1940, leading the league in both wins and ERA in both seasons...

In 1939, Bucky Walters captured the attention of baseball fans across the country by ringing up a sensational 27-11 W/L record and posted a tiny league-leading 2.29 ERA, completing 31-of-36 starts, and allowed just 250 hits in 319 innings of work. But, he lost 2 games in the 1939 World Series when the Yankees swept Cincinnati in four straight.

In 1940, Walters again led the league in wins and ERA... 22-10, and a low 2.48 ERA, completed 29-of-36 starts, 241 hits in 305 innings. And, was the star of the 1940 World Series, winning two complete games, including a five-hit 4-0 shutout, and hit a solo homer in Game 6... as the Reds won the Series' Crown over the Tigers in seven games.

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Frank McCormick, Cincinnati Reds First Baseman - one of baseball's most popular players during the late-1930s and early '40s. He led the league in hits in his first two seasons - 1938-1938 - with 209 in each year. In 1939 he had a banner year - leading the league with 128 RBIs, while batting .332, lined 41 doubles and 18 home runs and scored 99 runs.

In 1940, Frank McCormick was voted the league's Most Valuable Player while batting .309, led the NL with 44Ds, belted 19Hr and 127 RBIs. And led the league's first baseman in fielding percentage... 'There are a lot of honors in baseball, like being in an Opening Day lineup, playing in the All-Star Game, the World Series, but getting that MVP Award is a special thing,' McCormick said. 'That's in a class by itself.'

Indeed, he led the Cincinnati Reds to the World Series twice in a row, 1939-1940 and hit .400 in the 1939 Series but just .214 in the '40 WS.

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Joe Kuhel, Chicago White Sox First Baseman - rated as the best fielding first baseman in the American League during this time, he probably is the best fielding White Sox first baseman of all-time...

Kuhel, 6ft-180lbs, lined 2,212 hits in a career spanning from 1930 thru 1947, and, belted 412 lifetime doubles.

In 1939, Joe Kuhel hit an even .300, sliced 24 doubles, 9 triples, 15 home runs, scored 107 runs, stole 18 bases, and struck out just 26 times in 618 at bats.... In 1940, .280, 28Ds, 8Ts, led the team with 27 homers, scored 111 runs, 94 RBIs.




Wins Title in 1940  Cincinnati Reds Wins Title in 1940 Cincinnati Reds
Reds Topple Detroit in 7 Games as Bucky Walters and Paul Derringer each post Two Victories

1939-1940 Player Profiles

Cincinnati Wins World Championship - 1940

The Cincinnati Reds repeated as National League champions in 1940, winning 100 games. The pitching staff limited its opponents to a mere 3.05 ERA - the lowest in the majors. The team finished the regular season at 100-53, a full 12 games ahead of the pack.

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PLAYER PROFILES:

Paul Derringer, Pitcher Cincinnati Reds RH - won 20 games or more four times in his long career that spanned from 1931-1945... and collected three successive 20 win seasons - 1938-1940.

One of the majors' workhorses, Derringer was 25-7, with a 2.93 ERA in 1939, hurled 301 innings, completed 28-of-35 games. He surrendered just four runs in two World Series' starts, but was the losing pitcher in both games.

In the '40 Series, Paul Derringer completed 2-of-3 starts, a 2.79 ERA in 19 1/3 innings of work, and lost the Series' Opener, then posted wins in Game 4 and Game 7, winning the later 2-1.

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Bucky Walters, Cincinnati Reds Pitcher RH - a major league pitcher for 20 years, Walters was acknowledged to be the top National League pitcher from 1939-1940, leading the league in both wins and ERA in both seasons...

In 1939, Bucky Walters captured the attention of baseball fans across the country by ringing up a sensational 27-11 W/L record and posted a tiny league-leading 2.29 ERA, completing 31-of-36 starts, and allowed just 250 hits in 319 innings of work. But, he lost 2 games in the 1939 World Series when the Yankees swept Cincinnati in four straight.

In 1940, Walters again led the league in wins and ERA... 22-10, and a low 2.48 ERA, completed 29-of-36 starts, 241 hits in 305 innings. And, was the star of the 1940 World Series, winning two complete games, including a five-hit 4-0 shutout, and hit a solo homer in Game 6... as the Reds won the Series' Crown over the Tigers in seven games.

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Whitey Moore, Pitcher Cincinnati Reds - debuted with the Reds in 1936 as a spot starter and reliever. His best seasons were these two pennant winning years. In '39, he went 13-12 with a fine 3.45 ERA in 187 2/3 innings and completed 9-of-24 starts. In the '39 WS, Moore pitched three hitless, relief innings.

In the 1940 World Series, Whitey Moore appeared in relief in three games, allowed 8 hits, 3 runs in 8 1/3 innings, struck out 7 and walked 6.

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Billy Myers, Cincinnati Reds Shortstop - a hustling shortstop, he broke into the majors with Cincinnati in 1935, hitting .267 in 117 games, stole 10 bases, lined 15 doubles, 10 triples and 5 homers.

Myers anchored the Reds' infield in 1939, and certainly helped the club win the pennant for the first time in 20-years. The 'good guy' hit a solid .281 in 151 games, posted a career-high .369 on-base-pct, rapped 33 extra base hits, walked 71 times and collected 143 hits in 509 official trips to the plate. In the 1939 World Series, Myers hit .250 and drove in 2 runs.

In the 1940 World Series, he hit only .130 but did drive in a pair of runs and made two sparkling defensive plays at shortstop.

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Ival Goodman, Cincinnati Reds Right-fielder, Bats LH T RH - Born in Northview, Missouri, he debuted as a 26-year -old in 1935. An all-around athletic, the 5ft-11inch, 170-pounder won two NL triples titles, set a then-team record with 30 home runs in 1938, and played in two World Series.

In 1939, Ival Goodman hit a career best .323, hit a career-best 37 doubles, struck out just 32 times in 470 at bats, collected a .401 on-base-pct and drove in 84 runs.

He was one of the stars in the 1940 World Series, scoring 5 runs and 5 RBIs while batting .276... 8 hits in 29 at bats.

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Frank McCormick, Cincinnati Reds First Baseman - one of baseball's most popular players during the late-1930s and early '40s. He led the league in hits in his first two seasons - 1938-1938 - with 209 in each year. In 1939 he had a banner year - leading the league with 128 RBIs, while batting .332, lined 41 doubles and 18 home runs and scored 99 runs.

In 1940, Frank McCormick was voted the league's Most Valuable Player while batting .309, led the NL with 44Ds, belted 19Hr and 127 RBIs. And led the league's first baseman in fielding percentage... 'There are a lot of honors in baseball, like being in an Opening Day lineup, playing in the All-Star Game, the World Series, but getting that MVP Award is a special thing,' McCormick said. 'That's in a class by itself.'

Indeed, he led the Cincinnati Reds to the World Series twice in a row, 1939-1940 and hit .400 in the 1939 Series but just .214 in the '40 WS.

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Bill Werber, Cincinnati Reds Third Baseman RH - a fine defensive player and one of the better leadoff hitters during the 1930, he was considered one of the fastest players in baseball.

Werber was traded from the AL to Cincinnati in 1939 and hit .250 in the '39 WS with 2 RBIs... in the Series in 1940, his .370 batting led all players - 10 hits in 27 at bats, including 4 doubles and scored 5 runs. After the 1941 season in which he hit just .239 he was traded back to the AL, played one more season and retired.

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Is The Broom Getting Tired?
Dan Quisenberry was one of the best long relievers in history. He reached stardom pitching for the Kansas City Royals during the 1980's. Often pitching three or more innings, Quisenberry relied on a almost underhanded delivery and helped the Riyals win two pennants. In 1982, he appeared in 72 games, 137 innings and collected 35 saves. Quisenberry retired with 56 career wins and 244 saves.

The 'Quiz' (as he was called) received many awards as a member of the Royals and was a regular speaker at banquets because of his ability to entertain audiences with clean, sly humor. He related many funny stories, poked fun at himself, and told hilarious tales about anything at all. A news writer once asked during a World Series what he planned to do after the season was over. He replied, 'I'm looking forward to putting on my glasses with the fake nose so I can walk around and be a normal person.' John Wathan, the Royals' catcher once was asked why 'Quiz' never got tired. Wathan said, 'There's nobody there to get tired. It'd be like asking a broom if it was getting tired.' Baseballhistorian.com Rotating Green Boxes



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