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VOL. 1, No. 5FIVE CENTS
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1951
Giants Spank Spahn, But BravesStrike Back For Double-Dip Split
The Giants and the Braves played a game of Crazy Eights on Thursday.Two, actually. New York scored eight runs in the top of thefirst en route to a 13-11 win in the first game of a double-header at Braves Field. The Bravesresponded in kind, winning the nightcap, 9-6,on the strength of an eight-run third inning.The split left both squads 2-2, one game be-hind National League co-leaders Brooklyn andChicago.
The Giants’ eruption in their first at
-bat of the twin bill was historic, in that they chasedWarren Spahn (0-1) to the showers after two-thirds of an inning, with eight runs charged tohis record.
It was only the third time in Spahn’s career
that he failed to complete the first inning. Theother two occasions occurred last year, whenhe lasted just one-third of an inning in losses toPhiladelphia and Pittsburgh. It was just thethird time he had allowed as many as eight runsin a game.Eddie Stanky, Whitey Lockman and AlvinDark all had a hit and a walk in the inning. JimHearn (1-0) allowed six runs in eight innings, but pitched well enough to get the win.
The Braves’ eight
-run rally in the secondgame turned a 5-1 deficit into a 9-5 lead. SamJethroe had a single and a double in the frame.He finished with five hits, and has hit safely inhis past six at-bats.Reliever Jim Wilson (1-0) earned the win
with three scoreless innings of relief. Giants’
reliever George Spencer (0-1), who allowed four runs in one-third of an inning, took the loss.
AROUND THE HORN
Elsewhere around the majors:
Phil Cavaretta’s tying pinch
-hit double high-lighted a five-run eighth-inning rally as theCubs beat the Reds, 8-5, in a rain-delayed tilt atWrigley Field.And Nellie Fox had three hits, including a tie- breaking single in the seventh inning, as the vis-iting White Sox beat the Browns, 5-4.Marv Rotblatt (1-0) held St. Louis to four hitsand four runs over 8 2/3 innings to gain the vic-tory. The Sox out-hit the Brownies, 13-4.
AMERICAN W L PCT. GB NATIONAL W L PCT. GB
Cleveland 2 0 1.000 --- Brooklyn 2 0 1.000 --- New York 1 1 .500 1 Chicago 2 0 1.000 ---Boston 1 1 .500 1 New York 2 2 .500 1Chicago 1 1 .500 1 Boston 2 2 .500 1Philadelphia 1 1 .500 1 Pittsburgh 1 1 .500 1Washington 1 1 .500 1 Cincinnati 1 2 .333 1½St. Louis 1 1 .500 1 St. Louis 0 1 .000 1½Detroit 0 2 .000 2 Philadelphia 0 2 .000 2
Major League Standings
Thursday’s American League Results
Thursday’s National League Results
Chicago 5, St. Louis 4Boston at New York, ppd., rainWashington at Philadelphia, ppd., rainCleveland at Detroit, ppd., cold New York 13, Boston 11, 1st gm.Boston 9, New York 6, 2nd gm.Chicago 8, Cincinnati 5Philadelphia at Brooklyn, ppd., rain(Only games scheduled)
Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
New York (Byrne 15-9 and Morgan 0-0) at Wash-ington (Consuegra 7-8 and Sima 4-5), 2 (day-night), 2and 8:30 p.m.Philadelphia (Kellner 8-20) at Boston (Parnell 18-10), 2 p.m.Detroit (Gray 10-7) at Chicago (Gumpert 5-12),2:30 p.m.St. Louis (Starr 7-5) at Cleveland (Feller 16-11), 3 p.m.Boston (Surkont 5-2) at Philadelphia (Heintzelman3-9), 1:30 p.m.Brooklyn (Newcombe 19-11) at New York (Jones13-16), 2:30 p.m.Chicago (Schmitz 10-16) at St. Louis (Staley 13-13), 9:30 p.m.(Only games scheduled)
Around Baseball: Truman’s Winning Streak and a Titanic Telegram For Tribe’s Lopez
In all the excitementaround this town over Gen. Douglas MacAr-thur, it has been a little difficult to find an an-swer to this important question:
In what shape is President Truman’s good
left arm?All the festivities originally scheduled for Monday, when a drizzle kept the Yankees andSenators from opening the American Leagueschedule, are to be put on today, with Mr. Tru-man throwing out the first pitch at 2 p.m.(EST).His arm had better be in good shape, for Mr.
Truman hasn’t had much luck in opening
against the Yankees. They beat him 7-0 in1947 and 12-4 in 1948.On the other hand, after his opening presi-dential pitch last year, the Nats went on to beat
the A’s, 3
-2 and 8-7.Washington manager Bucky Harris saidhopefully of the President:
“He’s got a two
-game winning streak going,
and I know he’ll be bearing down.”
In Tampa, Fla., what is believed to be thelongest telegram ever sent was dispatchedThursday via Western Union Telegraph wires
THIS WAY TOBOX SCORES
by 15,000 local supporters to Al Lopez, man-ager of the Cleveland Indians baseball club.Weather permitting, it will be delivered todayduring pre-game ceremonies.Lopez, native of Tampa, and his Indians willmake their first Cleveland appearance of theseason today, meeting the St. Louis Browns.Transmission of the 500-foot long telegramwas begun early Thursday morning.It required two rolls of tape used in tran-scribing letters into teletype symbols to perfo-rate the words of congratulations and the names
of Al’s well