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Chicago-Philadelphia Trade: Coffman for Fink
Friday, July 31st, 1936
The Chicago Cubs have finalized a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies for the services of 24-year-old RHP Herman Fink. In exchange, the Phillies will receive 30-year-old RHP Dick Coffman and 23-year-old RHP Ted Olson.


For the season Coffman has 2 saves, tossed 25 innings, fanned 3 batters and produced an ERA of 4.68. He has also been credited with 3 wins and 2 losses.
Cincinnati Trades Frey for St. Louis's Potter
Friday, July 31st, 1936
Cincinnati and St. Louis have agreed in principle to a trade. The Reds will send 30-year-old RHP Benny Frey to the Cardinals for 24-year-old RHP Nels Potter. The deal is expected to be finalized shortly and the clubs will be introducing their new players to the press when the paperwork is complete.


Frey has taken the mound for 38 relief appearances this season, nailing down 9 saves while notching a 7-3 record with a 2.90 ERA. The St. Louis reliever has limited opposing batters to a .280 batting average.
Guy Bush Lost for Season
Friday, July 31st, 1936
The season is ending on a bad note for Guy Bush, reliever for the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was announced today that he will miss the rest of the season because of injury. Bush was hurt against the Boston Braves while throwing a pitch. He suffered a sore shoulder and will be out for at least 4-5 months.

For the year Bush has collected 1 save in 27 relief appearances. He has also notched 7 strikeouts and 13 walks in 47.1 innings while registering a 4.94 ERA and a 2-0 won-lost record.
LEAGUE LEADERS AVG
Bill Terry - NY1
.396
2 Hal Trosky Sr CLE .365
3 Lou Gehrig NYY .364
4 Johnny Mize STL .361
5 Bill Dickey NYY .355
LEAGUE LEADERS HR
Hal Trosky Sr - CLE
29
2 Lou Gehrig NYY 27
3 Jimmie Foxx PHA 26
4 Johnny Mize STL 25
4 Mel Ott NY1 25
LEAGUE LEADERS RBI
Lou Gehrig - NYY
101
2 Johnny Mize STL 100
3 Hal Trosky Sr CLE 97
4 George Selkirk NYY 92
5 Hank Greenberg DET 91
LEAGUE LEADERS W
Van Mungo - BRO
18
2 Leroy Matlock BSN 17
3 Dizzy Dean STL 16
3 Waite Hoyt NYY 16
5 3 tied with   14
LEAGUE LEADERS ERA
Van Mungo - BRO
1.88
2 Roy Henshaw PIT 2.47
3 Chet Brewer STL 2.86
4 Cy Blanton PIT 3.10
5 Leroy Matlock BSN 3.15
LEAGUE LEADERS K
Bob Feller - CLE
148
2 Van Mungo BRO 123
3 Leroy Matlock BSN 119
4 Dizzy Dean STL 109
5 Cy Blanton PIT 106
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AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS
W L PCT GB
New York Yankees 66 33 .667 -
Washington Senators 59 41 .590 7.5
Philadelphia Athletics 58 41 .586 8.0
St. Louis Browns 52 50 .510 15.5
Detroit Tigers 51 51 .500 16.5
Cleveland Indians 44 58 .431 23.5
Chicago White Sox 37 65 .363 30.5
Boston Red Sox 36 64 .360 30.5
NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS
W L PCT GB
St. Louis Cardinals 64 37 .634 -
Pittsburgh Pirates 58 43 .574 6.0
Philadelphia Phillies 49 52 .485 15.0
Brooklyn Dodgers 48 52 .480 15.5
Chicago Cubs 47 53 .470 16.5
New York Giants 47 54 .465 17.0
Boston Braves 45 54 .455 18.0
Cincinnati Reds 44 57 .436 20.0
YESTERDAY'S GAMES - American League
Away Team Home Team Result Time Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
Philadelphia Chicago 4-3 3:05 PM EST D.Vance (12-4, 3.52 ERA) L.Brown (1-1, 1.62 ERA)
Washington Cleveland 16-7 3:05 PM EST G.Earnshaw (9-6, 4.01 ERA) B.Feller (6-12, 5.85 ERA)
New York Detroit 8-4 3:05 PM EST T.Carleton (13-6, 3.35 ERA) S.Rowe (12-9, 3.91 ERA)
Boston St. Louis 4-5 3:05 PM EST E.Whitehill (6-10, 5.88 ERA) J.Wilson (1-7, 7.13 ERA)
YESTERDAY'S GAMES - National League
Away Team Home Team Result Time Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
Pittsburgh Boston 4-2 2:05 PM EST R.Henshaw (11-4, 2.47 ERA) B.Walters (5-8, 5.59 ERA)
St. Louis Brooklyn 5-2 3:05 PM EST C.Brewer (10-4, 2.86 ERA) V.Mungo (18-5, 1.88 ERA)
Chicago New York 5-4 3:05 PM EST D.Coffman (4-2, 4.85 ERA) A.Smith (3-3, 2.45 ERA)
Cincinnati Philadelphia 4-5 3:05 PM EST C.Moncrief (8-8, 4.82 ERA) S.Johnson (5-8, 4.36 ERA)
TODAY'S GAMES - American League
Away Team Home Team Time Starting Pitcher Away Team Starting Pitcher Home Team
Boston (36-64, Road: 16-32) Chicago (37-65, Home: 20-32) 3:05 PM EST
New York (66-33, Road: 29-22) Cleveland (44-58, Home: 24-28) 3:05 PM EST
Washington (59-41, Road: 31-21) Detroit (51-51, Home: 26-23) 3:05 PM EST
Philadelphia (58-41, Road: 28-20) St. Louis (52-50, Home: 33-18) 3:05 PM EST
TODAY'S GAMES - National League
Away Team Home Team Time Starting Pitcher Away Team Starting Pitcher Home Team
Pittsburgh (58-43, Road: 30-23) Boston (45-54, Home: 19-27) 3:05 PM EST
St. Louis (64-37, Road: 29-20) Brooklyn (48-52, Home: 26-26) 3:05 PM EST
Chicago (47-53, Road: 25-25) New York (47-54, Home: 24-29) 2:05 PM EST
Cincinnati (44-57, Road: 22-27) Philadelphia (49-52, Home: 25-24) 3:05 PM EST
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