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Injury Setback Forces Angel Padilla Into Retirement
Monday, July 12th , 1943
Yesterday reliever Angel Padilla of the St. Louis Pioneers got the devastating news that his career was over. Doctors told him it was one of the worse injuries they had seen, and without a doubt his playing days were over. Today Padilla announced his retirement. He was 31, forced to give up baseball because of a torn triceps.
Weekly Team Power Rankings
Monday, July 12th , 1943
Here are the current team power rankings for Federally Aligned Baseball Leagues:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Chicago Cougars (121.9, +)
2) Chicago Chiefs (116.0, ++)
3) Toronto Wolves (114.3, +)
4) Cincinnati Cannons (112.9, --)
5) Washington Eagles (106.9, o)
6) Boston Minutemen (102.0, --)
7) St. Louis Pioneers (93.0, +)
8) Philadelphia Sailors (88.1, o)
9) Detroit Dynamos (85.6, +)
10) Brooklyn Kings (83.2, +)
11) Pittsburgh Miners (81.6, --)
12) New York Stars (78.4, ++)
13) Montreal Saints (74.6, o)
14) Philadelphia Keystones (69.0, --)
15) New York Gothams (67.2, -)
16) Cleveland Foresters (48.5, o)
BNN Top 100 Prospects List Updated
Monday, July 12th , 1943
With the mid-season mark upon us, now is a great time to update the pre-season BNN Top 100 Prospect list with what we have learned to this point. This year, 21 year-old LF Dick Blaszak of the Cincinnati Cannons is the #1 prospect overall.

Here is the top 10:
1) LF Dick Blaszak, 21, Cincinnati Cannons
2) LHP Tom Buchanan, 20, St. Louis Pioneers
3) SS Jim Adams Jr., 21, Cleveland Foresters
4) RHP Hiram Steinberg, 20, Cleveland Foresters
5) SS John Fast, 19, Toronto Wolves
6) LHP Duke Bybee, 21, Chicago Cougars
7) 1B Bill Barnett, 20, New York Stars
8) RHP Jerry York, 22, Toronto Wolves
9) RHP Wally Hunter, 21, New York Stars
10) RF Otis Parker, 24, Montreal Saints

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.
LEAGUE LEADERS AVG
Jim Watson - CHI
.356
2 Leo Mitchell CHC .351
3 Lew McClendon BOS .349
4 Al Tucker STL .345
5 Paul Wilkerson WAS .340
LEAGUE LEADERS HR
2 tied with
13
1 Bobby Barrell PHI 13
1 Al Wheeler CHI 13
3 Walt Pack TOR 12
3 Sig Stofer WAS 12
LEAGUE LEADERS RBI
Walt Messer - NYG
52
2 Gail Gifford STL 51
3 Frank Davis CHI 48
3 Leo Mitchell CHC 48
3 Art Spencer BOS 48
LEAGUE LEADERS W
2 tied with
13
1 Sam Sheppard STL 13
1 Ed Wood BOS 13
3 Rufus Barrell II CIN 11
3 Johnnie Jones CHC 11
LEAGUE LEADERS ERA
Rufus Barrell II - CIN
1.69
2 Ed Wood BOS 2.04
3 Butch Smith CIN 2.05
4 Dick Lyons CHC 2.12
5 Bill Ross MON 2.21
LEAGUE LEADERS K
Rufus Barrell II - CIN
82
2 George M Brooks PHI 78
3 Ed Bowman NYG 74
3 Al Miller CHI 74
5 2 tied with   71
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FEDERAL ASSOCIATION STANDINGS
W L PCT GB
Chicago Chiefs 48 32 .600 -
Washington Eagles 47 36 .566 2.5
Boston Minutemen 46 36 .561 3.0
St. Louis Pioneers 40 40 .500 8.0
Pittsburgh Miners 39 44 .470 10.5
Detroit Dynamos 39 44 .470 10.5
Philadelphia Keystones 36 45 .444 12.5
New York Gothams 32 50 .390 17.0
CONTINENTAL ASSOCIATION STANDINGS
W L PCT GB
Chicago Cougars 53 30 .639 -
Cincinnati Cannons 50 29 .633 1.0
Toronto Wolves 49 31 .613 2.5
Philadelphia Sailors 42 41 .506 11.0
Brooklyn Kings 37 43 .463 14.5
Montreal Saints 34 47 .420 18.0
New York Stars 33 49 .402 19.5
Cleveland Foresters 26 54 .325 25.5
YESTERDAY'S GAMES - Federal Association
Away Team Home Team Result Time Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
Philadelphia Chicago 2-6 1:05 PM ET R.Day (7-6, 4.65 ERA) R.Montgomery (0-5, 7.76 ERA)
Philadelphia Chicago 0-11 4:05 PM ET J.Douglas (4-3, 1.25 ERA) R.Ross (9-6, 2.79 ERA)
Washington Detroit 6-8 1:05 PM ET M.Earl (5-5, 3.77 ERA) T.Shafer (4-6, 3.70 ERA)
Washington Detroit 6-2 4:05 PM ET D.Burns (7-7, 3.73 ERA) C.Sullivan (6-8, 3.56 ERA)
Pittsburgh New York 6-3 1:05 PM ET G.Stevens (7-1, 1.67 ERA) E.Bowman (8-8, 2.65 ERA)
Pittsburgh New York 3-7 4:05 PM ET A.Laramie (1-1, 4.35 ERA) L.Allen (6-5, 3.76 ERA)
Boston St. Louis 9-4 1:05 PM ET D.Hendricks (10-4, 3.36 ERA) D.Hern (4-9, 4.19 ERA)
Boston St. Louis 4-5 4:05 PM ET C.Roe (2-1, 3.67 ERA) J.Harry (4-5, 2.62 ERA)
YESTERDAY'S GAMES - Continental Association
Away Team Home Team Result Time Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
Toronto Brooklyn 8-1 2:05 PM ET B.Walls (7-5, 4.46 ERA) M.Thomas (1-2, 2.36 ERA)
Philadelphia Chicago 1-8 1:05 PM ET A.White (7-7, 2.41 ERA) R.McCarthy (2-3, 2.48 ERA)
Philadelphia Chicago 5-4 4:05 PM ET P.Richardson (4-5, 2.61 ERA) D.Lyons (7-4, 2.12 ERA)
Cincinnati Montreal 2-3 1:05 PM ET H.Snyder (2-1, 0.77 ERA) L.Brown (3-4, 1.89 ERA)
Cincinnati Montreal 7-1 4:05 PM ET C.Clarke (7-9, 3.03 ERA) K.Weiss (5-10, 3.27 ERA)
Cleveland New York 3-5 1:05 PM ET B.Keith (3-5, 4.03 ERA) E.Bradbury (2-12, 6.63 ERA)
Cleveland New York 3-4 4:05 PM ET G.Hampton (2-5, 3.68 ERA) D.Attaway (5-3, 1.39 ERA)
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