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10/20/1951
 
Russell Chosen ABL's Best Pitcher
Saturday, October 20th, 1951
Percell Russell of the Los Angeles Pobladores had a fine season and has been rewarded with the American Baseball League Royal Ricketts Award for 1951.

The Pobladores ace fashioned an ERA of 2.33 as he won 21 games, dropped 18, fanned 183 and gave up 58 walks in 348 innings of work.

Tom Green of the New York Empires finished second in voting, while Ben McHargue of the Boston Terriers finished third.
York Honored, 1951 ABL Most Valuable Player Award
Saturday, October 20th, 1951
The manager of the Baltimore Lords said he thinks Witness York is only going to get better as he gets older.

He may only be 26, but it will be hard to top the center fielder's 1951 campaign, as he has been named the winner of the American Baseball League Most Valuable Player Award.

His winning campaign featured a .297 batting average and a .436 on-base percentage this year. In 161 games he piled up 177 hits, 29 doubles, 7 triples, 43 home runs, 132 RBIs and 145 runs scored.

Tom Dillard of the Boston Terriers finished second in voting, while Dave Bacon of the Seattle Emeralds finished third.
Best Hurler Award Presented by NBL
Saturday, October 20th, 1951
Joe Shannon finished off a fine season by taking home the National Baseball League Royal Ricketts Award today.

The Chicago hurler went 22-9 on the year, posting a 2.24 ERA. Shannon also tallied 126 strikeouts in 292.2 innings and allowed opposing batters to hit only .234 against him.

Swanee Law of the St. Louis Explorers finished second in voting, while Chuck Hathaway of the Cleveland Bobcats finished third.
LEAGUE LEADERS AVG
Joe Armstrong - BAL
.339
2 Tom Dillard BOS .338
3 Herman Carter PIT .337
4 Billy West CHI .329
5 Joe Seidel CIN .328
LEAGUE LEADERS HR
2 tied with
44
1 Dave Bacon SEA 44
1 Melbourne Trench CHI 44
3 Witness York BAL 43
4 Mitchell Decker MON 40
LEAGUE LEADERS RBI
Melbourne Trench - CHI
145
2 Witness York BAL 132
3 Dave Bacon SEA 129
4 Joe Armstrong BAL 123
5 Mitchell Decker MON 120
LEAGUE LEADERS W
Swanee Law - STL
25
2 Joe Shannon CHI 22
3 Chuck Hathaway CLE 21
3 Ben McHargue BOS 21
3 Percell Russell LAP 21
LEAGUE LEADERS ERA
Joe Shannon - CHI
2.24
2 Tom Green NYE 2.25
3 Percell Russell LAP 2.33
4 Bruce Catto MON 2.35
5 Swanee Law STL 2.40
LEAGUE LEADERS K
Hank Tobey - SEA
191
2 Percell Russell LAP 183
3 Tom Green NYE 168
3 Tony Williams BUF 168
5 Bruce Catto MON 164
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NATIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS
Western Division W L PCT GB
Chicago Traders 109 53 .673 -
St. Louis Explorers 97 65 .599 12.0
Detroit Wolverines 85 77 .525 24.0
Cincinnati Packers 80 82 .494 29.0
Cleveland Bobcats 64 98 .395 45.0
Eastern Division W L PCT GB
Philadelphia Quakers 84 78 .519 -
New York Knickerbockers 83 79 .512 1.0
Pittsburgh Industrials 74 88 .457 10.0
Buffalo Beavers 67 95 .414 17.0
Brooklyn Bluebirds 67 95 .414 17.0
AMERICAN BASEBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS
Western Division W L PCT GB
Seattle Emeralds 88 74 .543 -
San Francisco Seagulls 82 80 .506 6.0
Chicago Hawks 77 85 .475 11.0
Houston Drillers 67 95 .414 21.0
Los Angeles Pobladores 65 97 .401 23.0
Eastern Division W L PCT GB
Boston Terriers 92 70 .568 -
New York Empires 88 74 .543 4.0
Baltimore Lords 88 74 .543 4.0
Montreal Habitants 84 78 .519 8.0
Toronto Hurons 79 83 .488 13.0
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