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THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1951

FINAL EDITION Including final results of all ball games


FIVE CENTS

VOL. 1, No. 95

Yankees Climb Back into First With Tribe, As on Their Heels


CHICAGO The Yankees are finally in first place. And theyve got company. Yogi Berra led a comeback from a 4-1 deficit, and reliever Joe Ostrowski threw four shutout innings Wednesday as the Yankees topped the White Sox, 7-4, and took over first place in the American League for the first time in 1951 mere percentage points ahead of secondplace Cleveland, which sits a single percentage point ahead of third-place Philadelphia. Its a virtual three-way dead heat in a league where first place and sixth place are separated by just three games. Yanks starter Vic Raschi staked himself to a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the second. But the Sox tied it in the fourth and took the lead on Bud Stewarts three-run circuit clout in the fifth. Raschi got the hook after five innings. But the Bombers rallied on a two-run single by Bobby Brown hitting for Raschi in the sixth. They scored twice more in the seventh, with Berra singling in the tying score. Berra poled a two-run home run in the eighth. Ostrowski (8-3) extended his scoreless streak to 11 2/3 innings over six appearances. Chicagos Luis Aloma (4-2) took the loss in relief of Billy Pierce, allowing two runs in one -third of an inning. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the American League: Dom DiMaggio, with the Red Sox down to their last out, smashed a go-ahead two-run double, keying Bostons 4-3 win over host Cleveland. DiMaggio had three doubles in extending his hit streak to 17 games one in the first, after which he scored for a 1-0 Boston lead, one in the eighth and the deciding blow in the top of the ninth. Winning pitcher Leo Kiely (2-0) allowed three runs in eight innings. Clevelands Bob Lemon, who came within one out of squaring his record at 8-8, instead fell to 7-9. He allowed four runs in his fourth complete game. Dale Mitchell led off the bottom of the first inning with his eighth home run for the Tribe. Eddie Joost broke a 3-3 tie with a solo homer in the top of the eighth inning and Dick Fowler won his sixth consecutive decision as the visiting As edged the Tigers, 4-3. Fowler (7-2) fired an eight-hitter for his third complete game. Loser Ted Gray (7-8) walked nine in 7 2/3 innings. Jerry Priddy belted a tying two-run homer to cap a Detroit comeback from a 3-0 deficit. Irv Noren drove in three runs and Bob Porterfield scattered 10 hits as the Senators spoiled Satchel Paiges return to the majors with an 8-3 victory over the host Browns. Porterfield improved to 3-1 since joining the Nats. Paige (0-1) allowed five runs in 5 1/3 innings in his first major league appearance in almost two years.

Major League Standings


AMERICAN New York Cleveland Philadelphia Boston Chicago Detroit Washington St. Louis W 47 48 49 48 48 43 32 21 L 35 36 37 37 39 37 52 63 PCT. .573 .571 .570 .565 .552 .538 .381 .250 GB ------1 1 3 16 27 NATIONAL Brooklyn New York St. Louis Boston Philadelphia Chicago Pittsburgh Cincinnati W 50 51 44 41 43 39 36 30 L 35 37 39 40 43 39 48 53 PCT. .588 .580 .530 .506 .500 .500 .429 .361 GB -- 5 7 7 7 13 19

Wednesdays American League Results


Boston 4, Cleveland 3 New York 7, Chicago 4 Philadelphia 4, Detroit 3 Washington 8, St. Louis 3

Wednesdays National League Results


Chicago 5, New York 3 Pittsburgh 4, Brooklyn 1 St. Louis 3, Boston 2 (10 innings) Philadelphia 13, Cincinnati 2, Gm. 1 Cincinnati 5, Philadelphia 3, Gm. 2

Todays Probable Starting Pitchers


Boston (McDermott 6-3) at Cleveland (Wynn 11-5), 1 p.m. New York (Lopat 9-5) at Chicago (Holcombe 4-5), 1:30 p.m. Philadelphia (Martin 3-0 and Hooper 7-4) at Detroit (Hutchinson 5-2 and Borowy 0-0), 2, 1:30 p.m.. Washington (Johnson 4-6) at St. Louis (Starr 1-6), 8:30 p.m.

Todays Probable Starting Pitchers


Pittsburgh (Friend 2-5 and Law 7-4) at Brooklyn (Erskine 6-6 and King 8-5), 2, 12:30 p.m. Chicago (Kelly 3-2 and Lown 5-3) at New York (Maglie 10-7 and Hearn 10-5), 2, 12:30 p.m. Cincinnati (Blackwell 5-5) at Philadelphia (Heintzelman 3-0), 7 p.m. St. Louis (Poholsky 7-5 or Lanier 6-4) at Boston (Spahn 6-6), 7:30 p.m.

Dickson Freezes Dodger Hitters in 4-1 Pirates Victory


BROOKLYN Dodgers hitters got off to a flying start Wednesday against Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Murry Dickson. Then came the flying stop. Dickson surrendered a home run to the second batter he faced, Pee Wee Reese, and a double to the next batter, Duke Snider. But Brooklyn went hitless over the final 8 2/3 innings as Dickson twirled his third career two-hitter and Pittsburgh rallied for a 4-1 victory. It was the third straight loss for the National League leaders, who hadnt lost three in a row in more than six weeks. Reeses homer give Brooklyn a 1-0 lead that stood for six innings. But in the seventh, Bucs second baseman Monty Basgall tripled home two runs and scored a third against Dodgers starter Phil Haugstad. Joe Garagiola homered for an insurance run in the ninth. Dickson (8-6) won his fifth consecutive decision. Haugstad (1-2) took the loss. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the National League: Hal Jeffcoat homered and had three RBI as the visiting Cubs beat the bumbling Giants, 5-3. Jeffcoats homer, his second of the year, gave Chicago a 2-0 lead in the first inning. He singled home a run in the second for a 4-1 advantage. The Giants were charged with three errors and two unearned runs for the second straight game. Chicago reliever Bob Schultz (6-3) turned in 2 2/3 shutout innings to gain the win. Tommy Brown homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs in the first game, and Herm Wehmeier tossed a seven-hitter in the second as the Phils and Reds split a doubleheader. It was Cincys third twin bill in four days. Philadelphia starter Bubba Church (8-6) rode Browns offensive fireworks to a 13-2 win in the opener. Wehmeier (6-3) won the nightcap, 5-3, lowering his ERA to 2.95. Stan Rojek walked to drive in the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning as the visiting Cardinals beat the Braves, 3-2. The Cards Joe Presko (4-5), pitching for the first time in 13 days, allowed two runs in nine innings.

Notes on the Scorecard

Ruth Estate Officially Valued at $360,000


NEW YORK (AP) Babe Ruth, who made an estimated $1,425,000 in a quarter-century of baseball, left a net estate of $360,000. Final figures on the estate whittled somewhat by the home run kings spending habits were approved Wednesday by estate tax appraiser Samuel E. Lepler. Ruth, who died of cancer three years ago at 53, left his widow a life interest in a $179,611 trust fund. The wife, Mrs. Clara Ruth, also got $5,000. When the widow dies, 10 percent of the wealth goes to the foundation Ruth dedicated to the kids of America. The other 90 percent will go to two adopted daughters, Julia Ruth Landers, of Kearsage, N.H., and Dorothy Sullivan Ruth Tirone, of New York. Ruth left $10,000 to a sister, Mary H. Moberly, of Baltimore. Rogers Hornsby, manager of the Seattle Rainiers, will not accept the managers job with the St. Louis Browns. Thats definite, Emil Sick, owner of the Pacific Coast League club said Wednesday night. Sick made the announcement following a telephone conversation with Bill Veeck, owner of the Browns.

Major League Leaders


AMERICAN Fain, Phi. Doby, Cle. Avila, Cle. DiMaggio, Bos. Minoso, Chi. Joost, Phi. Wertz, Det. Young, St.L Doerr, Bos. Michaels, Was. G 82 70 75 81 78 79 78 84 85 77 AB 309 252 285 362 306 322 296 353 325 288 R 65 63 49 69 63 76 46 44 44 35 H 110 88 97 121 100 104 94 112 103 91 AVG. .356 .349 .340 .334 .327 .323 .318 .317 .317 .316 NATIONAL Musial, St.L Slaughter, St.L Sisler, Phi. Jethroe, Bos. Ashburn, Phi. Wyrostek, Cin.
Schoendienst, St.L

G 81 62 72 74 86 83 73 84 80 81

AB 323 230 277 288 372 337 278 354 289 343

R 72 39 49 65 69 52 48 56 52 36

H 116 79 95 98 125 113 93 115 93 108

AVG. .359 .343 .343 .340 .336 .335 .335 .325 .322 315

Dodgers Up in Arms Over Ailing Hurlers


NEW YORK (ISN) Chuck Dressen, shrewd little manager of the Dodgers, and Emil Bavasi, general manager of the club, are getting fed up with what they call mental sore arms. They mean by that Dodger pitchers who refuse to work every now and then on the ground that their arms hurt. Bavasis blood pressure had reached the boiling point There is Wednesday when he said: nothing There is nothing wrong with wrong their arms. The trouble is all in with their their heads. But, from now on arms. The trouble is those alleged sore arms are go- all in their ing to cost them dough. heads Bavasi conceded that Ralph Dodger GM Emil Branca really hurt his arm, but Bavasi added: Big Don Newcombe and Erv Palica have mental sore arms. Its ridiculous to suppose that a big tough fellow like Newcombe couldnt pitch every other day if need be. Salary Slice As for Palica, I told him that he would expect a 25 percent cut in salary next year no matter what he did for the rest of the season.
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Furillo, Bro. Thomson, N.Y.


Kluszewski, Cin.

HR: Zernial (Phi.) 22; Wertz (Det.) 19; Mantle (N.Y.) 19; Robinson (Chi.) 17; Williams (Bos). 17. RBI: Zernial (Phi.) 81; Williams (Bos.) 78; Robinson (Chi.) 76; Fain (Phi.) 67; Rosen (Cle.) 67. Wins: Raschi (N.Y.) 11-3; Wynn (Cle.) 11-5; Pierce (Chi.) 10-4; Shantz (Phi.) 9-4; Lopat (N.Y.) 9-5; Trout (Det.) 9-5; Parnell (Bos.) 9-5. Strikeouts: Raschi (N.Y.) 104; Gray (Det.) 86; Reynolds (N.Y.) 75; McDermott (Bos.) 72; Trout (Det.) 72. ERA: Lopat (N.Y.) 2.40; Marrero (Was.) 2.67; Parnell (Bos.) 2.70; Pierce (Chi.) 2.92; Scheib (Phi.) 3.06.

HR: Thomson (N.Y.) 25; Sauer (Chi.) 22; Musial (St.L) 21; Hodges (Bro.) 19; Kiner (Pit.) 18. RBI: Musial (St.L) 78; Hodges (Bro.) 69; Thomson (N.Y.) 69; Sauer (Chi.) 66; Robinson (Bro.) 64. Wins: Roe (Bro.) 10-3; Hearn (N.Y.) 10-5; Jansen (N.Y.) 10-6; Maglie (N.Y.) 10-7; Newcombe (Bro.) 9-5. Strikeouts: Newcombe (Bro.) 89; Queen (Pit.) 86; Jansen (N.Y.) 83; Blackwell (Cin.) 72; Maglie (N.Y.) 72. ERA: Newcombe (Bro.) 1.96; Jansen (N.Y.) 2.04; Branca (Bro.) 2.39; Roe (Bro.) 2.69; Presko (Cin.) 2.77.

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Believe it or not, that young fellow has pitched only 40 innings all year. He admitted he couldnt earn any real money doing anything else. I advised him that we do not intend to pay money for bench warmers. Bavasi said the Dodgers were thinking of bringing up Clem Labine from St. Paul or Tom Lasorda from Montreal, but added that if the club gets by this week, that move wouldnt be

necessary. He continued: Preacher Roe, Carl Erskine, Johnny Schmitz, Branca and Newcombe should give us all the pitching we need for a pennant. Phil Haugstad and Clarence Podbielan also have enough stuff to win. In the old days pitchers used to work out any little soreness they had in their arms, but nowadays they want to sit around and wait or their arm to feel good. Sore arms? Bah. Most of those sore arms give me a sore head.