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CINCINNATI (AP) – Baseball commission-er A.B. Chandler said Wednesday he is con-vinced that Duke Snider, Brooklyn outfielder,is not to be delivered to the Chicago Cubs nextyear as part of a deal that sent Andy Pafko tothe Dodgers.
 
A sports publication on June 27 published astory that Snider would be part of the deal for the slugging Pafko in exchange for an addition-al $200,000 in cash.
 
Chandler told a newsman he had discussedthe matter with officials of both the Brooklynand Chicago clubs. All denied, he said, thatSnider’s name even was mentioned.
 
Eighteen
-
year
-
old
John Blanchard, Minne-apolis High baseball star, prepared to report tothe Kansas City Blues after signing a contractwith the club’s parent organization, the NewYork Yankees, at an amount reported in excessof $50,000.
 
Blanchard will report to the Blues today,less than three weeks after graduating fromhigh school.
 
Yankee scout Joe McDermott signedBlanchard after outbidding 11 other major league teams, including the Chicago White Soxand New York Giants.
 
 Notes on the Scorecard 
 
Chandler: Pafko Trade
 
Doesn’t Include Snider 
 
BUCKHEAD, Ga. – Hugh Casey, a Buck-head boy who made good in Brooklyn, was buried Wednesday in a peaceful little cemeterynot far from where he learned to pitch.
 
Sports writers, ball players and fans gatheredin Atlanta’s Spring Hill Chapel to pay finaltribute to the one
-
time ace of the Dodger bull- pen. His body was then taken through the quietstreets of suburban Buckhead to Mt. ParanBaptist Church, where he was buried beside hisfather and mother.
 
Casey, who made a career of getting theDodgers out of trouble, ended his own troublesearly Tuesday in an Atlanta hotel room whenhe pulled the trigger of a shotgun that was pointed at his throat.
 
The baseball world, which knew Casey as asteel
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nerved relief pitcher who once appearedas “fireman” in six straight World Seriesgames, was stunned by the suicide. Dr. CharlesL. Allen, Methodist minister who officiated athis funeral, said, “I believe Hugh thought hehad been knocked out of the box, unjustly per-haps, and he didn’t want to go back to the bench.”
 
Two men who played with Casey in Brook-lyn, Dixie Walker and Whit Wyatt, wereamong the pallbearers. Walker and Wyatt now
On Page 1: Gen. Ridgway Selects Five
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 Man Team to Conduct Preliminary Cease
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 Fire Talks with Reds
 
The Baseball Once-Upon-A Times.
“All the News
 That
Fits, We Print”
 
FINAL EDITION
 Including final 
 
results of all ball  games
 
VOL. 1, No. 81
 
FIVE CENTS
 
THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1951
 
Homer 
-
Happy Dodgers Sweep,
 
Leapfrog Giants into First Place
 
BROOKLYN — The Dodgers hadn’t beenin first place since May 4. The Giants hadn’t been out of first place since May 12.
 
Both teams found themselves in unfamiliar territory Wednesday, the Dodgers overtakingthe Giants with a pair of 6
-
2 Fourth of Julywins featuring high
-
flying offensive fireworks.
 
The doubleheader sweep gave the Dodgersa six
-
game win streak, the National Leaguelead and a percentage
-
 points advantage over their rivals.
 
Fittingly, Gil Hodges opened the scoringwith a solo home run in the second inning of the first game, and closed the Brooklyn scor-ing with a two
-
run clout in the second game. Itgave the big first sacker round
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trippers in fiveconsecutive games, one short of the major league record held by four players.
 
Hodges has 18 homers for the season, fourthin the National League.
 
The Dodgers hit four other circuit clouts.Backup catcher Rube Walker, getting a rarestart in the opener, hit a pair of solo shots. Thathelped make a winner of Erv Palica (2
-
3), whoallowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings, and a loser of Sal Maglie (9
-
7), who is 1
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5 since June 5.
 
Pafko and Pee Wee Reese joined Hodges inthe homer parade in the nightcap, helpingRalph Branca (4
-
1) to a complete game win.Dave Koslo (2
-
2) took the loss.
 
Bobby Thomson poled his major league
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leading 21st home run in the second game for  New York. Duke Snider went hitless in thenightcap, snapping his hit streak at 26 games — one short of the Brooklyn record.
 
AROUND THE HORN
 
Elsewhere in the National League:
 
Rookie Chet Nichols
tossed a five
-
hitter inthe first game, and Bob Elliott and WillardMarshall both had five RBI in the second asthe Braves swept the visiting Phillies, 3
-
1 and 15
-
5.
 
 Nichols (3
-
3) lowered his ERA to 2.89 withhis third complete game. Catcher Walker Cooper broke a 1
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1 tie with a two
-
run home runin the fifth inning off loser Robin Roberts (6
-
6).
 
Cooper had a homer in the second game aswell, but he was overshadowed by Elliott, Mar-shall and Sid Gordon, who had four hits, threeruns and three RBI.
 
Ewell Blackwell threw
a five
-
hitter in a 15
-
1Reds win in the opener, and Clyde McCulloughhit a tie
-
 breaking two
-
run homer in the eighthinning of a Pirates 4
-
2 win in the nightcap asCincinnati and Pittsburgh split.
 
Blackwell (5
-
5) contributed his first career home run to the Reds’ 22
-
hit attack. Piratesstarter Bill Werle (3
-
5) scattered 10 hits in aroute
-
going effort in the second game.
 
Frankie Baumholtz capped
a five
-
run rallywith a tie
-
 breaking two
-
run triple in the bottomof the seventh as the Cubs beat the Cards, 5
-
3.
 
Cal McLish (3
-
2) allowed three runs in seveninnings to win his third consecutive decision.
 
AMERICAN
 
W
 
L
 
PCT.
 
GB
 
NATIONAL
 
W
 
L
 
PCT.
 
GB
 
Cleveland
 
44
 
28
 
.611
---
Brooklyn
 
42
 
30
 
.583
---
Chicago
 
42
 
31
 
.575
 
 
 New York 
 
44
 
32
 
.579
---
 New York 
 
39
 
31
 
.557
 
4
 
St. Louis
 
37
 
33
 
.529
 
4
 
Boston
 
40
 
32
 
.556
 
4
 
Chicago
 
34
 
32
 
.515
 
5
 
Philadelphia
 
40
 
32
 
.556
 
4
 
Philadelphia
 
37
 
35
 
.514
 
5
 
Detroit
 
36
 
31
 
.537
 
 
Boston
 
35
 
35
 
.500
 
6
 
Washington
 
26
 
44
 
.371
 
17
 
Pittsburgh
 
29
 
42
 
.408
 
12½
 
St. Louis
 
16
 
54
 
.229
 
27
 
Cincinnati
 
26
 
45
 
.366
 
15½
 
Major League Standings
 
Wednesday’s American League Results
 
Wednesday’s National League Results
 
 New York 4, Washington 2, Gm. 1
 
 New York 5, Washington 0, Gm. 2
 
Detroit 9, Chicago 2, Gm. 1
 
Chicago 6, Detroit 4 (10 innings), Gm. 2
 
Boston 9, Philadelphia 0, Gm. 1
 
Boston 6, Philadelphia 5, Gm. 2
 
Cleveland 16, St. Louis 2, Gm. 1
 
Cleveland 7, St. Louis 5, Gm. 2
 
Brooklyn 6, New York 2, Gm. 1
 
Brooklyn 6. New York 2, Gm. 2
 
Boston 3, Philadelphia 1, Gm. 1
 
Boston 15, Philadelphia 5, Gm. 2
 
Cincinnati 15, Pittsburgh 1, Gm. 1
 
Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 2, Gm. 2
 
Chicago 5, St. Louis 3, Gm. 1
 
St. Louis at Chicago, Gm. 2, ppd., rain
 
Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
 
Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
 
Chicago (Kretlow 4
-
2) at Detroit (Hutchinson 4
-
2),3:30 p.m.
 
Boston (Stobbs 4
-
6) at Philadelphia (Hooper 7
-
3), 8 p.m.
 
Washington (Porterfield 2
-
0) at New York (Kuzava2
-
5), 8:30 p.m.
 
Cleveland (Chakales 2
-
1) at St. Louis (Starr 1
-
4),8:30 p.m.
 
Cincinnati (Fox 3
-
8) at Pittsburgh (Pollet 2
-
5), 1:30 p.m.
 
Philadelphia (Miller 0
-
1) at Boston (Bickford 5
-
10or Spahn 5
-
5), 2 p.m.
 
St. Louis (Munger 4
-
3 or Chambers 4
-
9) at Chicago(Klippstein 4
-
3), 2:30 p.m.
 
 New York (Hearn 9
-
4) at Brooklyn (Newcombe 9
-
4), 8:30 p.m.
 
Major League Leaders
AMERICAN G AB R H AVG. NATIONAL G AB AVG.R H
Doby, Cle. 60 218 53 79 .362 Musial, St.L 68 272 .36464 99Avila, Cle. 63 238 39 82 .345 Slaughter, St.L 53 194 .35138 68Minoso, Chi. 65 254 59 87 .343 Sisler, Phi. 67 264 .34548 91Wertz, Det. 65 245 40 82 .335 Jethroe, Bos. 63 245 .33951 83Fain, Phi. 72 275 57 92 .335 Jones, Phi. 67 255 .33351 85Young, St.L 70 293 34 95 .324 Furillo, Bro. 71 298 .33248 99Fox, Chi. 71 295 48 94 .319
Schoendienst, St.L
60 220 .33240 73Busby, Chi. 65 248 40 79 .319 Ashburn, Phi. 72 310 .32656 101Joost, Phi. 70 293 66 93 .317 Wyrostek, Cin. 71 286 .32544 93Zernial, Phi. 60 247 47 78 .316
Kluszewski, Cin.
69 292 .31832 93
HR:
Zernial (Phi.) 19; Mantle (N.Y.) 19; Wertz(Det.) 18; Doby (Cle.) 16; Robinson (Chi.) 15.
RBI:
Robinson (Chi.) 71; Zernial (Phi.) 66; Wil-liams (Bos.) 59; Fain (Phi.) 58; Doby (Cle.) 58.
Wins:
Raschi (N.Y.) 10-3; Wynn (Cle.) 10-4;Pierce (Chi.) 9-3; Lopat (N.Y.) 8-4; Garcia(Cle.) 8-5; Trout (Det.) 8-5.
Strikeouts:
Raschi (N.Y.) 90; Gray (Det.) 70;Trout (Det.) 65; Reynolds (N.Y.) 64; Wynn (Cle.)63; McDermott (Bos.) 63.
ERA:
Lopat (N.Y.) 2.27; Pierce (Chi.) 2.40;Wynn (Cle.) 2.92; Parnell (Bos.) 2.97; Marrero(Was.) 3.09.
 
HR:
Thomson (N.Y.) 21; Musial (St.L) 20; Sau-er (Chi.) 19; Hodges (Bro.), 18; Pafko (Bro.) 16.
RBI:
Musial (St.L) 69; Hodges (Bro.) 63; Sauer (Chi.) 62; Thomson (N.Y.) 59; Sisler (Phi.) 54.
Wins:
Jansen (N.Y.) 10-4; Roe (Bro.) 9-2;Hearn (N.Y.) 9-4; Newcombe (Bro.) 9-4;Maglie (N.Y.) 9-7.
Strikeouts:
Newcombe (Bro.) 78; Queen(Pit.) 77; Blackwell (Cin.) 68; Rush (Chi.) 66;Maglie (N.Y.) 66.
ERA:
Jansen (N.Y.) 1.77; Newcombe (Bro.)1.95; Roe (Bro.) 2.21; Branca (Bro.) 2.60;Blackwell (Cin.) 2.88.
Indians Continue Mastery of Browns in Doubleheader Sweep
 
The second game was tied 3
-
3 until Indiansstarter Steve Gromek (3
-
1) drew a bases
-
loadedwalk to spark a three
-
run rally in the top of theeighth. Dale Mitchell had four hits for Cleve-land. Matt Batts had three RBI for the Brownies.
 
AROUND THE HORN
 
Elsewhere in the American League:
 
Vic Raschi and
Tom Morgan threw completegame wins as the Yankees swept the visitingSenators, 4
-
2 and 5
-
0.
 
Raschi (10
-
3) tossed a seven
-
hitter for theninth win in his past 10 decisions. Morgan (4
-
2)recorded his third shutout, all against the Nats.
 
Mickey McDermott (6
-
2)
fired a two
-
hitter in the opener, and Willard Nixon (3
-
4) whiffedseven in the nightcap as the Red Sox swept thevisiting A’s, 9
-
0 and 6
-
5.
 
McDermott twirled the second shutout in his past four starts. Bobby Doerr had four RBI inthe double
-
dip for Boston.
 
Joe Dobson (4
-
6)
hurled a 10
-
inning six
-
hitter as the visiting White Sox beat the Tigers,6
-
4, to earn a split of their doubleheader.
 
Johnny Groth had three RBI and Hal Newhouser (4
-
6) threw seven solid innings asthe Tigers won the opener, 9
-
2
 
THIS WAY TOBOX SCORES
Casey Buried Near 
 
Childhood Ball Field
 
ST. LOUIS — If the Indians win the pennant,they might want to consider voting partial sharesof their World Series bonus to the Browns.
 
The Tribe swept St. Louis in a doubleheader Wednesday, 16
-
2 and 7
-
5. It gave the leagueleaders a 10
-
1 record against the cellar dwellers.Against all other opponents, Cleveland is win-ning at a .557 clip, a record that would be goodfor third place in the AL.
 
The first game was a laugher, with Luke East-er, who hit his 11th home run, and Al Rosendriving in four runs each. Early Wynn (10
-
4),won his fifth consecutive start.
 

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