You don’t have to be Abner
Doubleday to figure out why the Giants have thetop record in baseball. They lead the NationalLeague in runs scored (5.6 per game) and theyhave the best ERA (3.61) in the bigs.Lately pitching has been key for New York.Thursday Dave Koslo was king of the hill as histwo-hit shutout beat the Reds, 2-
0. The Giants’
past five wins have come on complete games,including a pair of two-hitters and a four-hitter.
They didn’t need much offense against theReds, and they didn’t get much. Whitey Lock-man’s fly ball out scored Wes Westrum in thesecond inning, and Monte Irvin’s single scored
Bobby Thomson in the eighth.It was the third career two-hitter for Koslo (2-
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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 1951
Dorish Does Double Duty; ChiSoxVanquish Senators, Supplant Tribe
Via methods both provenand unforeseen, the White Sox lambasted theSenators, 16-2, on Thursday to wrest first place in the American League from the Cleve-land Indians.Harry Dorish went the route in his first startof the season, holding the Nats to two runs. Nosurprise there
Chicago leads the AmericanLeague in ERA at 3.70.But Dorish also joined in the offensive rev-elry, and that was a stunner. He knocked infour runs (more than in four previous seasonscombined) with two singles and a double.It marked just the second time in 1951 thatCleveland has sat lower than first; the ChiSoxunseated the Tribe on both occasions.Chicago mauled Washington starter JulioMoreno (2-3), who was driven to cover after allowing seven runs in 1 1/3 innings.Eddie Robinson poled a two-run homer inthe first. He added an RBI fly ball out in a five-run second to help the White Sox to a 7-0lead. Robinson leads the majors with 49 RBI.The Senators struck for two runs in thesixth, but the Sox countered with five in theseventh and four in the eighth. Dorish (4-1)retired nine of the final 10 Washington hittersfor his seventh career complete game.
AROUND THE HORN
Elsewhere in the American League:
Bob Hooper continued
his Tribe-killingways with a seven-hitter as the visiting Athlet-ics knocked the Indians out of first place, 6-2.In five games against Cleveland, Hooper is2-0 with one save and an 1.84 ERA.The Indians led 2-0 through four innings.But Eddie Joost tripled home one run and
scored another in the fifth. Hank Majeski’s
RBI double broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth, and
Gus Zernial’s three
-run homer secured thegame in the ninth.Hooper (5-3) fanned two and walked two.Lou Brissie (2-4) allowed three runs in eightinnings and took the loss.
Ted Gray scattered
11 hits in eight inningsand snapped a personal four-game losing streak as the host Tigers topped the Red Sox, 8-4.Gray (3-5) allowed two unearned runs in thetop of the first inning, but his Detroit teammatesresponded with three runs in the bottom of theframe and a five-run rally, highlighted by Bud
-run double, in the second.Chuck Stobbs (3-5) took the loss, allowingeight runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Johnny Bero’s two
double sparked afour-run rally in the seventh inning as theBrowns rallied from a 7-0 deficit to shock thevisiting Yankees, 10-7.Reliever Dick Starr (1-3) tossed two scoreless
innings to record the win and snap the Browns’
six-game losing streak.
AMERICAN W L PCT. GB NATIONAL W L PCT. GB
Chicago 27 16 .628 --- New York 35 15 .700 ---Cleveland 28 18 .609 ½ Philadelphia 28 21 .571 6½Boston 26 20 .565 2½ St. Louis 26 21 .553 7½Detroit 24 20 .545 3½ Boston 25 23 .521 9Philadelphia 24 21 .533 4 Chicago 21 22 .488 10½ New York 23 23 .500 5½ Brooklyn 22 24 .478 11Washington 18 26 .409 9½ Pittsburgh 17 29 .370 16St. Louis 11 37 .229 18½ Cincinnati 14 33 .298 19½
Major League Standings
Thursday’s American League Results
Thursday’s National League Results
Philadelphia 6, Cleveland 2Chicago 16, Washington 2Detroit 8, Boston 4St. Louis 10, New York 7 New York 2, Cincinnati 0St. Louis 3, Brooklyn 2 (10 innings)Boston 11, Pittsburgh 0Philadelphia 4, Chicago 2
Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia (Scheib 6-3) at Detroit (Trout 6-2),3:30 p.m.Boston (McDermott 4-1) at Cleveland (Feller 5-1),8:30 p.m. New York (Raschi 6-2) at Chicago (Holcombe 2-2),9:30 p.m.Washington (Hudson 2-1) at St. Louis (Kennedy 0-1or Sleater 2-8), 9:30 p.m.Cincinnati (Blackwell 3-5) at Philadelphia(Thompson 0-5), 8 p.m.Pittsburgh (Dickson 3-5) at Brooklyn (Newcombe 4-4), 8:30 p.m.Chicago (Minner 1-6) at New York (Hearn 7-2),8:30 p.m.St. Louis (Lanier 5-1 or Presko 2-2) at Boston(Surkont 5-5), 8:30 p.m.
Major League Leaders
AMERICAN G AB R H AVG. NATIONAL G AB AVG.R H
Minoso, Chi. 36 140 37 51 .364 Musial, St.L 45 180 .40046 72Suder, Phi. 37 140 18 49 .350 Jethroe, Bos. 43 168 .37543 63Valo, Phi. 35 127 29 44 .346 Slaughter, St.L 36 130 .33826 44Lipon, Det. 44 159 25 55 .346 Ashburn, Phi. 49 212 .32539 69Avila, Cle. 37 125 15 43 .344 Sisler, Phi. 48 188 .31932 60Doby, Cle. 44 161 34 55 .342
44 164 .31737 52Fox, Chi. 43 174 30 59 .339 Furillo, Bro. 45 181 .31527 57Philley, Phi. 39 156 32 52 .333 Thomson, N.Y. 50 192 .31335 60Fain, Phi. 45 175 39 58 .331 Irvin, N.Y. 48 177 .31135 55Mantle, N.Y. 42 170 43 56 .329
39 139 .30926 43
Mantle (N.Y.) 17; Doby (Cle.) 11; Rob-inson (Chi.) 10; several tied with 9.
Robinson (Chi.) 49; Williams (Bos.) 42;Zarilla (Chi.) 40; Zernial (Phi.) 39; Mantle(N.Y.) 38.
Pierce (Chi.) 7-2; Raschi (N.Y.) 6-2;Trout (Det.) 6-2; Scheib (Phi.) 6-3; Feller (Cle.)5-1; Hooper (Phi.) 5-3; Wynn (Cle.) 5-4.
Raschi (N.Y.) 56; Gray (Det.) 46;Reynolds (N.Y.) 40; Wynn (Cle.) 39; Feller (Cle.) 38; Trout (Det.) 38.
Pierce (Chi.) 2.01; Cain (Det.) 2.08;Wight (Bos.) 2.22; Feller (Cle.) 2.27; Lopat(N.Y.) 2.36.
Thomson (N.Y.) 17; Sauer (Chi.) 14;Pafko (Chi.) 13; Musial (St.L) 13; Westlake(Pit.) 11.
Musial (St.L) 46; Sauer (Chi.) 46; Thom-son (N.Y.) 43; Gordon (Bos.) 41; Pafko (Chi.)39.
Maglie (N.Y.) 8-2; Hearn (N.Y.) 7-2;Jansen (N.Y.) 7-3; Candini (Phi.) 5-1; Bre-cheen (St.L) 5-1; Lanier (St.L) 5-1.
Queen (Pit.) 57; Blackwell(Cin.) 47; Maglie (N.Y.) 41; Bickford (Bos.) 41;several tied with 40.
Jansen (N.Y.) 1.33; Roe (Bro.) 2.41;Newcombe (Bro.) 2.47; Meyer (Phi.) 2.52;Rush (Chi.) 2.54.
Notes on the Scorecard
Berra Beaned DuringContest, Misses Game
ST. LOUIS (AP)
Catcher Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees suffered a one-inch cutover his left eye in a relay throwing contest just before the game with the St. Louis Browns onThursday night.The cut required three stitches and CharlieSilvera replaced Berra in the Yankee lineup.Yankee trainer Gus Mauch said the injury wasnot serious enough to keep Berra from playingin the important series starting tonight againstthe White Sox in Chicago.Berra and catcher Matt Batts of the Brownswere receiving the throws in the pregame con-test. Two throws arrived at about the same time
and one of them glanced off Batts’ body, strik-
ing Berra above the eye.
President Ford Frick
of the NationalLeague fined manager Charley Dressen of theDodgers $100 for refusing to leave the bench
after being ejected from Wednesday’s game
against the Cardinals.Dressen was ejected in the fifth inning byumpire Art Gore for protesting a balls-and-strikes decision.
Red Sox fans
will give utility infielder
Johnny Pesky a ―night‖ July 24 in recognitionof his ―ability and sportsmanship.‖
Koslo Blanks Reds, Loop-Leading Giants Keep Torrid Pace
0). Ken Raffensberger (2-8) was the hard-luck loser for Cincy.
AROUND THE HORN
Elsewhere in the National League:
Vern Bickford snapped
a personal four-game losing streak with a six-hit shutout as theBraves beat the visiting Pirates, 11-0.Bickford (4-7) struck out four, walked noneand added an RBI fly ball out. Sid Gordon andBuddy Kerr had three RBI each for Boston.Bucs starter Mel Queen struck out the side inthe first, then was removed after an 86-minuterain delay. Vern Law (4-2), the second of sixPittsburgh pitchers, took the loss, allowing threeruns in 3 2/3 innings pitched.
Solly Hemus’ tie
pinch homer inthe top of the 10th inning, the first homer of hismajor league career, gave the Cardinals a 3-2victory over the Dodgers.Rookie Tom Poholsky (5-3) went the routefor St. Louis, striking out seven and walkingtwo. Brooks starter Preacher Roe held theCards to two runs in nine innings. Clyde King(4-3) took the loss in relief.
Nicholson broke a 2-2 tiewith a two-run double in the seventh, givingthe host Phillies a 4-2 win over the Cubs.Bubba Church (5-3) scattered seven hits for
his first complete game. The Cubs’ Johnny
Klippstein (3-2), coming off a near-perfectgame, allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings andtook the loss.
THIS WAY TOBOX SCORES
Giles: Chandler’s Exit
Slated For Next Week
NEW YORK (AP)
Major league club own-ers appear certain to accept A.B. (Happy)
Chandler’s resignation as baseball commis-
sioner at a special meeting here next week.Warren Giles, president of the Cincinnati
Reds and a member of baseball’s executivecouncil, called Chandler’s proposed severance pact ―very fair‖ and declared he was sure the
owners would approve it.Chandler on Thursday disclosed he had of-fered to resign provided the owners agreed to
an indemnity clause protecting ―my entireworldly fortune‖ from pending and future per-
sonal lawsuits arising from his baseball rulings.
―Chandler drew up the severance pact him-self and handed it to me some time ago,‖ Gilessaid. ―I gave it to the leagues’ attorneys, since
it is a legal matter. Happy left the date of resig-nation blank which he will fill in himself subse-
quently. It is my guess Chandler’s resignation
will become official around all-star game time
on July 10.‖
Phillip K. Wrigley, owner of the Chicago
Cubs, agreed with Giles that Chandler’s offer was ―reasonable.‖
―Chandler’s resignation is not very surpris-
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