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NL/AL News: The Offseason Begins
Sunday, October 22nd, 1939
The doldrums are upon us. Baseball is officially over for another year and the tarp can go on the field one final time. Of course, there is still plenty of activity in National and American Leagues. There are roster and financial moves to be made. There is the endless speculation of who will end up where. Rumors, trades, firings, hirings and a joyful merry-go-round of action that will culminate with Opening Day.

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End of Season BNN Top Prospect List Published
Sunday, October 22nd, 1939
Now that the season has finished, it's time to look forward to the future, and what better way than to look at the brightest future stars of the league, courtesy of BNN. This year 23-year-old 1B Johnny Hopp of the St. Louis Cardinals is the #1 prospect overall.

Here is the top 10:
1) 1B Johnny Hopp, 23, St. Louis Cardinals
2) 3B Hank Majeski, 22, Boston Bees
3) LHP Hal Newhouser, 18, Detroit Tigers
4) RHP Early Wynn, 19, Washington Senators
5) RHP Jack Kramer, 21, St. Louis Browns
6) RF Les Fleming, 24, St. Louis Browns
7) 3B Johnny Berardino, 22, Detroit Tigers
8) LHP Preacher Roe, 23, Washington Senators
9) 1B Jack Bolling, 22, Philadelphia Athletics
10) SS Whitey Wietelmann, 20, Boston Bees

You can view the full list in the Top Prospects Report from the reports menu. The Top Minor League Systems Report has been updated as well.
New York Triumphs Over Los Angeles In Major League Baseball Series
Friday, October 20th, 1939
After winning the league title, the New York Yankees didn't call it a year.

They went on to even greater glory by being named the best of the best -- the Yankees are the Major League Baseball champions.

They whipped Los Angeles Angels 11-10 in the finale and won the series 4-1.

The New York skipper told the press, "To win a series like this, you need timely hitting and good pitching. Fortunately we got both of them."

During the American League regular season, the Yankees posted a record of 102-52 and finished first in the standings.

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LEAGUE LEADERS AVG
Rip Radcliff - CLE
.378
2 Luke Appling CHC .363
3 Charlie Gehringer NYY .350
4 Hank Greenberg DET .342
5 Sammy Hughes CLE .336
LEAGUE LEADERS HR
Hank Greenberg - DET
45
2 Mel Ott NY1 43
3 Jimmie Foxx PHA 42
4 Hal Trosky Sr CLE 34
5 Johnny Mize STL 32
LEAGUE LEADERS RBI
Hank Greenberg - DET
141
2 Jimmie Foxx PHA 126
3 Mel Ott NY1 122
4 Joe Medwick STL 120
4 Hal Trosky Sr CLE 120
LEAGUE LEADERS W
2 tied with
22
1 Bob Feller CLE 22
1 Johnny Vander Meer CIN 22
3 Paul Derringer STL 20
3 2 more tied with   20
LEAGUE LEADERS ERA
Eugene Bremer - BRO
2.15
2 Roy Partlow PIT 2.26
3 Willie Foster PIT 2.31
4 Lefty Grove PHA 2.66
5 2 tied with   2.98
LEAGUE LEADERS K
Bob Feller - CLE
227
2 Roy Partlow PIT 203
3 Johnny Vander Meer CIN 185
4 Johnny Wright CWS 151
5 Bobo Newsom NY1 150
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AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS
W L PCT GB
New York Yankees 102 52 .662 -
Detroit Tigers 90 64 .584 12.0
Cleveland Indians 89 65 .578 13.0
Philadelphia Athletics 77 77 .500 25.0
Washington Senators 71 83 .461 31.0
Chicago White Sox 71 83 .461 31.0
St. Louis Browns 66 88 .429 36.0
Boston Red Sox 50 104 .325 52.0
NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS
W L PCT GB
New York Giants 88 66 .571 -
Pittsburgh Pirates 87 67 .565 1.0
St. Louis Cardinals 81 73 .526 7.0
Cincinnati Reds 80 74 .519 8.0
Philadelphia Phillies 74 80 .481 14.0
Chicago Cubs 74 80 .481 14.0
Brooklyn Dodgers 70 84 .455 18.0
Boston Bees 62 92 .403 26.0
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