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HBWRL SEASON 10 FINAL STANDINGS
AND LEAGUE LEADERS*

W L GB PCT. RS RA PYTH
Minneapolis Reps 10 8 -- .556 90 69 11-7
Karas Powers 10 8 -- .556 59 55 10-8
James Maids 9 9 1 .500 55 66 7-11
Silicon Valley Chips 7 11 3 .389 47 61 7-11


*Closest finish ever (all teams 7-7 through 14 games; 1 game separates 3 teams; 4 games separate all teams)
Reps: regular season champions by (RS-RA) tiebreaker

World Series: Powers 4, Reps 2.


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Batting


BATTING AVERAGE
1. Willie Mays, Maids .437 (top 3 in batting average, back-to-back seasons)
2. Ted Williams, Reps .425
3. Babe Ruth, Reps .420
4. Jimmie Foxx, Chips .416
5. Lou Gehrig, Reps .395

SLUGGING PERCENTAGE
1. Gehrig .593
2. Williams .538
3. Foxx .532 (top 3 in slugging percentage, back-to-back seasons)
4. Arky Vaughan, Reps .514
5. Ruth .494

MVP: Gehrig
MAN OF THE YEAR: J. Karas
HOMERUNS: Gehrig, 4
RUNS SCORED: Ruth; Gehrig; 14 each
RBI: Gehrig, 18
DOUBLES: Gehrig, 4
STOLEN BASES: Honus Wagner, Powers, 12

Pitching


EARNED RUN AVERAGE (ERA), Min. 3 Games Started
1. Christy Mathewson, Reps 1.75
2. Ed Reulbach, Powers 1.93 (top 3 in ERA, three conseuctive seasons)
3. Cy Young, Maids 2.52

HITS/INNINGS PITCHED (H/IP), Min. 6 IP
1. Addie Joss, Powers 0.79
2. Rube Waddell, Reps 1.03
3. Mathewson 1.06
4. Warren Spahn, Maids 1.07
5. Don Sutton, Powers 1.10

WINS: Lefty Grove, Maids, 4
SAVES: Tom Seaver, Maids, 2
STRIKEOUTS: Spahn; Young; 43 each

TEAM STATISTICS
Batting


BATTING AVERAGE
1. Reps .360
2. Chips .314
3. Maids .312
4. Powers .306 (last in batting average and won World Series, back-to-back seasons)

SLUGGING PERCENTAGE
1. Reps .439
2. Chips .376
3. Powers .371
4. Maids .375
Pitching


EARNED RUN AVERAGE (ERA)
1. Powers 2.87 (Trailed Chips during "weeks" 1-17)
2. Chips 2.92
3. Maids 3.23
4. Reps 3.41

HITS/INNINGS PITCHED (H/IP)
1. Powers 1.22
2. Maids 1.30
3. Reps 1.36
4. Chips 1.38


SEASON SUMMARY:

The Reps finally broke the Powers' stronghold on the regular season title by winning the pennant race. This was the league's most competitive season ever, as all four teams were 7-7 through 14 of 18 games. The Reps and Powers each won three of their last four to earn World Series berths. The Powers became the only team ever to appear in four consecutive World Series. With a 10-8 mark, they also became the best team ever over any four season stretch (45-23; the Seasons 5-8 Reps were 44-24).

The World Series pit the best offense (and worst pitching) in the regular season champion Reps against the best pitching (and worst offense) in the two-time defending World Series champion Powers. Analyst Jak Myers, would inherit the James Maids in the following season, warned that good pitching always beats good hitting.

The Reps took a 2-1 lead in the Series, but then Myers was vindicated. Powers pitching allowed just one run in the Series' final three games to take the Series, 4-2 and win their 3rd straight championship.