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Friday 6/1/2075: Minnesota's Rubalcaba earns Pitcher of the Month award
It's the 3rd time that the American League Pitcher of the Month award goes to Minnesota's pitcher Ricardo Rubalcaba. His record of 5-1 in 7 was among the leagues best this month. In 46 innings of work he allowed just 48 hits while striking out 26, compiling an ERA of just 1.96. Ricardo has a record of 7-3 this season, with an ERA of 2.31. In 85.2 Innings he was able to strike out 48 batters. He's 3rd in the American League in ERA and 4th in wins! Houston's pitcher Robert Kazutoshi is the National League winner of the Pitcher of the Month award in May. He went 1-0 in May and finished the month with an ERA of 0.51. He struck out 8 in 17.2 innings. His ERA of 1.51 helped him to a 4-0 record this year. He struck out 31 and walked 11 in 65.2 innings.
 
Friday 6/1/2075: Atlanta's Daniels named Batter of the Month
Cristopher Harris of Kansas City wins his 1st Batter of the Month award for putting up the best numbers in the American League. He hit .412 with 25 RBI and slugged .711 in 97 at bats. Harris has hit 15 longballs this year while batting .379. He adds 4 doubles, along with 42 runs scored. He's 1st in the American League in batting, 2nd in homeruns and 7th in RBI! It's the 4th time that the National League Batter of the Month award goes to Atlanta's first baseman Bill Daniels. Bill went 36 for 102 (.353), while hitting 11 HR and collecting 25 RBI. This year Daniels drove in 49 and scored 49 runs while batting .335 with 18 taters. He's 5th in the National League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 4th in RBI!
 
Tuesday 5/29/2075: Wes Sharp stars with 2000th career hit
OAKLAND - Atlanta's players had every reason to congratulate Wes Sharp, who reached a milestone today, collecting his 2000th career hit! With two outs in the 5th inning, Wes drilled a single, causing a standing ovation from the crowd. Along with his 2000 hits, Wes collected 185 homeruns and 1008 RBI in 12 seasons. 'This day is special, I'll probably remember it my whole life. Thank god I'm blessed with the talent to play this game.'
 
Tuesday 5/29/2075: Billy Brookes has 2000th career hits
CHICAGO (A) - Chicago (A)'s shortstop Billy Brookes joined some elite company today, collecting his 2000th career hit! His best year so far was 2073 where he hit .338 with 34 homeruns and 107 RBI. '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.' With two outs in the 1st inning, Billy drilled a single, causing a standing ovation from the crowd.
 
Monday 5/28/2075: David Senters on fire, crushes three
COLORADO - David Senters powered Colorado to a 6-3 win over New York (N). He did it in style by homering three times, and showed the crowd of 11022 that old men can still play the ballgame. His 1st shot, a two-run homerun off Magglio Hernandez in the 1st inning, cleared the fence in center field. Number 2 in the 3rd inning, a shot estimated at 403 feet, cleared the wall in right-center. A 412 foot drive to right-center marked his 3rd bomb, a solo homerun off Magglio Hernandez in the 5th inning. David got 3 hits in 4 AB, scoring three runs with 5 RBI. On 5/20/2075, Gines Pizarro was the last player to hit 3 dingers in a single game.
 
Monday 5/28/2075: Chavez and Yuji win Player of the Week award
It's the 1st time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Brooklyn's pitcher Alberto Chavez. Alberto went 2-0 with an ERA of 2.04, while fanning 6 in 17.2 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. This season Chavez compiled an ERA of 6.64, going 4-2 in 11 starts. He fanned 18 while giving up 89 hits in 62.1 innings. He has one complete game and one shutout. Ryuuji Yuji wins his 1st Player of the Week award. National League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. Ryuuji pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .480 with 4 HR and 7 RBI while slugging 1.000. He has hit 13 homeruns while batting .330 this season. His 65 hits and 22 walks add up to a .395 on-base percentage. He's 10th in the National League in batting!
 
Monday 5/21/2075: Dan Llamas drills 5 hits
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh's leftfielder Dan Llamas accomplished a difficult feat in a 22-7 win over San Francisco, drilling five hits to improve his career batting average to .255! His 3rd hit, off Joseph Wiggins in the 5th inning, was a solo homerun and cleared the fence in right field. In the 7th inning he belted a double off Guy Vandeusen. Number 5 in the 7th inning accounted for a two-run double. He had singles in the 1st inning (two RBIs) and in the 3rd (one RBI). Dan scored 4 runs, and he collected 6 RBI as well! He's having a very good season so far, batting .321. Pittsburgh scored 22 runs on 20 hits.
 
Monday 5/21/2075: Korth and Steele win Player of the Week award
The American League's best player of the week was Seattle's Kirk Korth, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. Kirk pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .542 with 3 HR and 9 RBI while slugging 1.125. Donald Steele wins his 3rd Player of the Week award. National League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. Donald went 10 for 19 (.526), while hitting 4 HR and collecting 5 RBI. He got at least one hit each game this week and is on a 11 game hitting streak right now. Steele has hit 13 taters this year while batting .327. He adds 6 doubles, along with 28 runs scored. He's 10th in the National League in batting, 4th in homeruns and 6th in RBI!
 
Sunday 5/20/2075: Houston's Palomino out for 5-6 weeks
HOUSTON - Houston's right-hander Kenneth Palomino suffered a severe injury on Sunday and will be out for at least 5-6 weeks. In the 7th of the game against San Diego he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. After being examined by several specialists the diagnosis is clear: Inflamed Rotator Cuff Muscle. Opposing players hit .288 against Kenneth this season. While posting an ERA of 6.87 he went 0-2 in 0 starts, fanning 6 and walking 5 hitters.
 
Sunday 5/20/2075: Gines Pizarro found the stroke, smashes three homers
TEXAS - Hitting a homerun is fine, but hitting three of them in one game is something special. Washington's rightfielder Gines Pizarro accomplished that feat in a 9-5 win over Texas. In the 2nd inning he unloaded a solo homerun off Joseph Spino. Number 2 in the 4th inning, a shot estimated at 351 feet, cleared the wall in left field. A 372 foot drive to right field marked his 3rd bomb, a solo homerun off Joseph Spino in the 6th inning. Overall he collected 4 hits in 5 trips to the plate, scoring three runs and collecting 6 RBI.
 
Tuesday 5/15/2075: Arizona's Taylor out for 4 weeks
ARIZONA - Arizona's second baseman Danny Taylor will miss about 4 weeks after he hurt himself badly in the 9th inning of the game between Arizona and Chicago (N). He fielded a ball off the bat of Bo Oritz, threw a bullet to first and immediately signaled that he's not OK. After being taken to a local hospital, Taylor was examined by specialists. The diagnosis revealed the sad truth, a Inflamed Rotator Cuff Muscle. He has hit 5 taters while batting .255 this season. His 40 hits and 17 walks add up to a .331 on-base percentage.
 
Monday 5/14/2075: Peavy and Steele win Player of the Week award
The American League's best player of the week was Chicago (A)'s Lee Peavy, who wins the award for the 5th time in his career. Lee was on fire, hitting .450 with 3 HR and 13 RBI. Donald Steele wins his 2nd Player of the Week award. National League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. In 23 at bats he hit .522 with 3 HR and 12 RBI.
 
Friday 5/11/2075: Robert Kazutoshi out for 5-6 weeks
HOUSTON - When it rains, it pours. Houston's ace Robert Kazutoshi will not pitch for at least 5-6 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. He suffered a serious injury in a game against Pittsburgh where he left the field in the 2nd inning. After being examined by several specialists the diagnosis is clear: Herniated Disc Back. Robert has a record of 4-0 this season, with an ERA of 1.51. In 65.2 Innings he was able to strike out 31 batters.
 
Friday 5/11/2075: Jack Perrin stars with 2000th career hit
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia's catcher Jack Perrin joined some elite company today, collecting his 2000th career hit! His best year so far was 2063 where he hit .326 with 16 homeruns and 100 RBI. 'Wow. That is all I can say now. I'm thrilled.' He hit a single in the 9th off Aaron Burwell for number 2000.
 
Thursday 5/10/2075: Scott Cunningham (TBA) will miss 5-6 weeks
TAMPA BAY - Being hit with a pitch is no fun at all. Especially when you get injured. Tampa Bay's rightfielder Scott Cunningham will miss about 5-6 weeks after being hit by Brian Hammers in the 1st inning of the game between Tampa Bay and Minnesota. Tampa Bay wasted no time and rushed him to an hospital. Team officials were informed later that Cunningham had suffered a Fractured Hand. While compiling an on base percentage of .317, Scott hit .197 and slugged .239. He has collected 13 runs batted in this year.
 
Tuesday 5/8/2075: Oscar Preas collects 2000th hit against San Francisco
WASHINGTON - Washington's players had every reason to congratulate Oscar Preas, who reached a milestone today, collecting his 2000th career hit! His hit in the 2nd inning was a single off Jose Blanco. In 14 years of big league action so far, Oscar has compiled a batting average of .296, along with 153 homeruns and 997 RBI. 'This day is special, I'll probably remember it my whole life. Thank god I'm blessed with the talent to play this game.'
 
Monday 5/7/2075: Quinn and Bryce win Player of the Week award
David Quinn wins his 5th 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 .531 and hit .483, while driving in 20 runs. This year Quinn drove in 49 and scored 31 runs while batting .346 with 11 longballs. He's 10th in the American League in batting, 2nd in homeruns and 1st in RBI! The National League Player of the Week award goes to Joseph Bryce, Colorado's starting leftfielder. Joseph went 12 for 25 (.480), while hitting 3 HR and collecting 11 RBI. He now has homered in 3 consecutive games as well! His season numbers are: .274 AVG, 31 hits, 5 doubles, 2 triples and 6 taters, along with 26 RBI and 15 runs scored.
 
Sunday 5/6/2075: Andrew Sullivan slams 3 HR
NEW YORK (N) - Hitting a homerun is fine, but hitting three of them in one game is something special. Arizona's leftfielder Andrew Sullivan accomplished that feat in a 5-4 win over New York (N). In the 1st inning he unloaded a solo homerun off Robert Mutch. His 2nd shot, off Robert Mutch in the 4th inning, was a solo homerun and cleared the fence in right-center. The game was tied, 2-2, after the blast. His 3rd blast, a two-run homerun off Robert Mutch in the 6th inning, landed an estimated 386 feet from home plate. Andrew got 3 hits in 4 AB, with three runs scored and collecting 4 RBI. On 9/4/2074, Jinkurou Shiba was the last player to hit 3 dingers in a single game.
 
Tuesday 5/1/2075: Burt and Swarts receive Pitcher of the Month award
It's the 1st time that the American League Pitcher of the Month award goes to Minnesota's pitcher Alfred Burt. His record of 2-0 in 3 was among the leagues best this month. In 22.1 innings of work he allowed just 14 hits while striking out 18, compiling an ERA of just 0.81. Alfred also fired a shutout. Edwin Swarts pitched like a legend in April, and the National League named him Pitcher of the Month for his extraordinary performance. He had an ERA of just 1.94 in 46.1 innings of work in which he struck out 15 hitters. His record in April is 4-1. Edwin got two complete game shutouts as well!
 
Tuesday 5/1/2075: Brooklyn's James earns Batter of the Month award
It's the 9th time that the American League Batter of the Month award goes to Brooklyn's rightfielder Brent James. Brent was on fire, hitting .450 with 7 homeruns and 29 RBI. Florida's first baseman Robert Gosser had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Batter of the Month. In 104 at bats he hit .423 with 6 HR and 27 RBI.
 
Monday 4/30/2075: William Delisle (PIT) will miss 6-7 weeks
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh is without its right-hander William Delisle for at least 6-7 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Harlan Storer in a game against San Francisco. His face showed signs of pain immediately after the ball left his hand. After being taken to a local hospital, Delisle was examined by specialists. The diagnosis revealed the sad truth, a Ruptured Bicep Tendon. In 6 starts this year William struck out 25 batters in 39.2 innings of work. His ERA is 4.76, his record 2-2.
 
Monday 4/30/2075: James (BNY) and Swarts (PHI) win P.O.W. award
Brooklyn's rightfielder Brent James had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the American League Player of the Week. He had an on base percentage of .690 and hit .640, while driving in 9 runs. His season features a batting average of .457 (48 hits in 105 AB), 3 doubles, 3 triples and 7 homeruns. James collected 28 RBI and 28 runs as well. He's 1st in the American League in batting, 4th in homeruns and 4th in RBI! The National League's best player of the week was Philadelphia's Edwin Swarts, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. Edwin went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.00, while fanning 5 in 17.2 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. This season Swarts compiled an ERA of 1.94, going 4-1 in 6 starts. He fanned 15 while giving up 44 hits in 46.1 innings. He has 2 complete games and 2 shutouts. He's 2nd in the National League in ERA and 1st in wins!
 
Saturday 4/28/2075: Los Angeles (N)'s Larry Caldwell slams five hits
CINCINNATI - 'Wow, five hits in one game is something special, isn't it?' said Los Angeles (N)'s centerfielder Larry Caldwell after the 17-2 win over Cincinnati. His 1st hit, a two-run homerun off Nathanial Innes in the 1st inning, cleared the fence in right field. His 5th hit, a three-run homerun off Bernard Frazier in the 9th inning, landed an estimated 360 feet from home plate. He collected singles in the 2nd , in the 6th and in the 8th . Larry scored 2 runs, and he collected 5 RBI as well! This season has been a good one for him so far, as he has 35 hits in 101 at bats, resulting in a .347 batting average.
 
Thursday 4/26/2075: Toronto's Garza severely injured
TORONTO - Toronto's right-hander Fabio Garza suffered a severe injury on Thursday and will be out for at least 8 weeks. In the 6th of the game against Minnesota he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. After being taken to a local hospital, Garza was examined by specialists. The diagnosis revealed the sad truth, a Herniated Disc Back. This season Garza compiled an ERA of 1.59, going 0-0 in 0 starts. He fanned 4 while giving up 1 hits in 5.2 innings.
 
Monday 4/23/2075: Player of the Week honors go to Kuss and Thomas
The American League's best player of the week was Toronto's Shawn Kuss, who wins the award for the 4th time in his career. Shawn pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .481 with 4 HR and 13 RBI while slugging 1.000. He got at least one hit each game this week and is on a 7 game hitting streak right now. Kuss has walked 7 times this year and posts a .413 OBP. While batting .342, 27 for 79, he has driven in 25 runs. He's 1st in the American League in RBIs and 1st in homeruns! Washington's first baseman Andrew Thomas had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Player of the Week. He had an on base percentage of .500 and hit .423, while driving in 11 runs. Andrew has gone 19 for 67 (.284) this season, hitting 3 bombs and driving in 14 runs. He has scored 10 runs on his own.
 
Sunday 4/22/2075: Boston's Morris severely injured
BOSTON - Boston is without its right-hander Tyler Morris for at least 6-7 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Davis Holzman in a game against Atlanta. His face showed signs of pain immediately after the ball left his hand. Torn Bicep Muscle was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a nearby hospital. The message shocked teammates and team officials. In 5 starts this year Tyler struck out 19 batters in 30 innings of work. His ERA is 7.50, his record 0-4.
 
Monday 4/16/2075: Player of the Week honors go to Derose and Fajardo
It's the 1st time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Texas' leftfielder Juan Derose. Juan went 10 for 17 (.588), while hitting 3 HR and collecting 6 RBI. He hit in every game this week and extended his hitting streak to 7 games. While compiling an on base percentage of .429, Juan hit .385 and slugged .808. He has collected 16 runs batted in this year. He's 9th in the American League in batting, 2nd in homeruns and 2nd in RBI! Nathan Fajardo from San Diego wins his 2nd Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the National League. He had an on base percentage of .690 and hit .591, while driving in 6 runs.
 
Thursday 4/12/2075: Colorado has no chance in a 2-hitter by Edwin Swarts
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia's lefty Edwin Swarts is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff, blanking Colorado on just 2 hits. It's his 1st shutout this season, and the 10th time he has done it in his career. 'I didn't feel that I had good stuff while warming up. But it got better the more I threw the ball. I guess I was lucky.' Swarts (2-1) struck out 2 and walked none, throwing 61 of 105 pitches for strikes. Jackson Small helped Swarts at the plate, he went 2 for 4, hitting two dingers, scoring two runs with 3 RBI. The final score of the game was 6-0.
 
Monday 4/9/2075: Toronto's Piazza wins Player of the Week award
It's the 7th time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Toronto's second baseman Charles Piazza. He hit .448 with 12 RBI and slugged 1.103 in 29 at bats. Yasutarou Dayu from Milwaukee wins his 1st Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the National League. Yasutarou went 17 for 35 (.486), while hitting 2 HR and collecting 10 RBI. His season numbers are: .436 AVG, 17 hits, 2 doubles, 2 triples and 2 taters, along with 10 RBI and 8 runs scored. He's 5th in the National League in batting and 6th in RBI!
 
Sunday 4/8/2075: Philadelphia's Diego Garica gets milestone hit
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia's centerfielder Diego Garica was in good mood after the game against Houston, and he had every reason as he made some history while collecting his 2000th career hit. He hit a single in the 8th off Ross Shear for number 2000. Along with his 2000 hits, Diego collected 347 homeruns and 1193 RBI in 12 seasons. 'This day is special, I'll probably remember it my whole life. Thank god I'm blessed with the talent to play this game.'
 
Sunday 4/8/2075: Thomas Poyner punishes Seattle with five hits
OAKLAND - Thomas Poyner saw the ball really well, leading Oakland to a 11-3 win over Seattle. His five hits thrilled his teammates and coaches, and Thomas seemed happy as well after the game. Number 2 in the 3rd inning, a shot estimated at 358 feet, cleared the wall in right field. His 5th hit, off Cipri Vaca in the 8th inning, was a three-run homerun and cleared the fence in right field. He had singles in the 2nd inning , in the 5th inning and in the 7th inning . Thomas did drive in 6 while scoring 4 runs on his own. He now has a total of 8 hits this season, accounting for a .250 batting average.
 
Thursday 4/5/2075: Yasutarou Dayu ropes four hits, completes cycle
MILWAUKEE - Yasutarou Dayu is a pretty good hitter, but his 4 hit performance seemed to surprise even himself considering that the hits added up to the cycle, one of the most difficult things to accomplish in baseball. A single in the 2nd off Brian Sutherland accounted for his 1st hit. His 2nd hit was a RBI triple off Brian Sutherland in the 4th inning. In the 6th inning he unloaded a three-run homerun off Kirk Carter. In the 7th inning he belted a two-run double off William Sanders. That drive completed the cycle, causing a smile on his face! Yasutarou did drive in 6 while scoring 2 runs on his own. This season has been a good one for him so far, as he has 11 hits in 25 at bats, resulting in a .440 batting average. He's now the 259th player in league history to hit for the cycle! Kasey Drye was the last player to hit for the cycle, doing it 9/10/2074.
 

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