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SEASON 11 FINAL STANDINGS AND LEAGUE LEADERS


TEAM W L GB PCT. RS RA PYTH
Karas Powers 12 6 -- .677 70 52 12-6
Minneapolis Reps 11 7 1 .611 88 69 11-7
Silicon Valley Chips 8 10 3 .444 68 63 9-9
Myers Red Dawgs 5 13 7 .389 42 84 4-14

World Series: Reps 4, Powers 2

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Batting

BATTING AVERAGE

1. Willie McCovey, Red Dawgs .432
2. Chuck Klein, Powers .430
3. Eddie Collins, Reps .424
4. Lou Gehrig, Reps .405
5. Tris Speaker, Powers .405

SLUGGING PERCENTAGE
1. Ted Williams, Reps .530 (top 2 in slugging percentage, back-to-back seasons)
2. Klein .506
3. Rogers Hornsby, Powers .493
4. McCovey .486 tie Jimmie Foxx, Chips .486 (top 5 in slugging percentage, three striaght seasons)

MVP: Williams
MAN OF THE YEAR: Joe DiMaggio
HOMERUNS: Williams; Lefty O'Doul, Chips; 3 each
RUNS SCORED: Edd Roush, Reps, 14
RBI: Williams, 19
DOUBLES: Hornsby; Jackie Robinson, Chips; 5 each
STOLEN BASES: Eddie Collins, Reps, 4

Pitching


EARNED RUN AVERAGE (ERA), Min. 3 Games Started
1. Stan Coveleski, Chips 1.17
2. Addie Joss, Powers 1.70
3. Ed Reulbach, Powers 2.13 (top 3 in ERA, four conseuctive seasons)

HITS/INNINGS PITCHED (H/IP), Min. 6 IP
1. Gaylord Perry, Red Dawgs 0.57
2. Pete Alexander, Powers 0.73
3. Coveleski 0.89
4. Lefty Grove, Red Dawgs 1.06
5. Mordecai Brown, Reps 1.26

WINS: Coveleski, 4
SAVES: Rube Waddell, Reps, 2
STRIKEOUTS: Juan Marichal, Chips, 48

TEAM STATISTICS

Batting


BATTING AVERAGE
1. Reps .360 (hit .360 back-to-back seasons)
2. Powers .356
3. Chips .334
4. Red Dawgs .292

SLUGGING PERCENTAGE
1. Reps .429
2. Chips .425
3. Powers .405
4. Red Dawgs .337


Pitching


EARNED RUN AVERAGE (ERA)
1. Powers 2.04 (HBWRL record)
2. Chips 3.17
3. Reps 3.82
4. Red Dawgs 4.16

HITS/INNINGS PITCHED (H/IP)
1. Powers 1.24
2. Chips 1.40
3. Reps 1.43
4. Chips 1.55


SEASON SUMMARY:
The Reps finally broke the Powers' stronghold on HBWRL championship, by winning three in a row-on the road-in the Season 11 World Series, after dropping two of the series' first three games. The series was the mirror image/opposite of the Season 10 Series, in which the Powers did the same to the Reps. However, it was a banner year for the Powers as well, as they set records with five consecutive playoff berths (Seasons 7-11) and lowest ever team ERA (2.04). The World Series, as in the previous season, pit the best offense (Reps) against the best pitching in league history (the three-time defending World Series champion Powers) Analyst Jak Myers, who went 5-13 in his debut season with the Red Dawgs, predicted-again-that good pitching beats good hitting. That didn't hold in Season 11. Eddie Collins, Lou Gehrig, and Season 11 MVP Ted Williams showed that they could hit Powers pitching when it counted. And, for now anyway, the Reps regained the control of the league that had resided with the Powers for three consecutive seasons.