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The Baseball Once-Upon-A Times.
SUNDAY, JULY 22, 1951

FINAL EDITION Including final results of all ball games

VOL. 1, No. 98

Vollmer Finally Hitting Stride, Slams Red Sox Past Tigers, 9-7
DETROIT — He hit the first pitch he saw in the major leagues for a home run. But he batted .093 his first year in the bigs. He spent parts of four seasons with his hometown Cincinnati Reds, but was eventually booed back to the minors. He passed through Washington on his way to Boston, where he was acquired as an understudy to such established stars as Ted Williams, Dom DiMaggio and Billy Goodman. Now Clyde Vollmer is leading the charge of the first place Red Sox, his grand slam sparking a comeback 9-7 victory over the Tigers on Saturday. It was his team’s seventh win in a row. “Credit Steve O’Neill,” Vollmer said recently. “He’s a great guy, a great manager.” Vollmer would make any manager look good these days. With the Red Sox trailing 6-2 with two out in the eighth inning Saturday, he tagged a Virgil Trucks pitch for his second slam of the year and a 6-6 tie. The Sox scored three times in the ninth to make a winner of reliever Ellis Kinder (8-1). Detroit reliever Dizzy Trout (9-6) was charged with the loss. DiMaggio upped his hit streak to 20 games. Vollmer’s 16 homers represent a career high. Since Walt Dropo was sent to the minors and Goodman moved from the outfield to first base, Vollmer has manned right field and produced eight homers and 26 RBI in 25 games. “(O’Neill) put me in the lineup after Dropo was released,” Vollmer said, “and let me say, I felt like I was going to stay in there. When you play one day and then sit on the bench two weeks, you don’t feel sure of yourself.” He looks sure of himself now, but talks like a guy who doesn’t want to jinx a good thing. “I’ve been playing baseball for 13 years,” he said. “No reporters have ever questioned me except for the past week or so. Just credit it to O’Neill and confidence. If I talk a lot now and don’t do so good later, I’ll look like a fool.” AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the American League: Elmer Valo’s tie-breaking three-run double capped a four-run rally in the ninth inning as the visiting A’s handed the Indians their sixth straight loss, 7-6. A’s reliever Carl Scheib wiggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth for his fourth save. Randy Gumpert (6-4) scattered 12 hits and Eddie Robinson launched his 18th homer as the White Sox topped the visiting Senators, 5-3. Nats’ starter Julio Moreno (4-8) took the loss. Duane Pillette (4-10) allowed a single unearned run on four hits in seven innings as the Browns beat the visiting Yankees, 5-1. New York rookie Art Schallock (0-1) was the loser, allowing five runs in eight innings. It was his second start since replacing Mickey Mantle on the Yankees’ roster.

Major League Standings
AMERICAN Boston Philadelphia Chicago New York Cleveland Detroit Washington St. Louis W 51 52 51 48 48 44 32 23 L 37 38 39 37 39 40 55 64 PCT. .580 .578 .567 .565 .552 .524 .368 .264 GB ----1 1½ 2½ 5 18½ 27½ NATIONAL Brooklyn New York St. Louis Boston Philadelphia Chicago Pittsburgh Cincinnati W 52 53 44 42 44 40 37 30 L 35 37 41 41 44 40 49 55 PCT. .598 .589 .518 .506 .500 .500 .430 .353 GB --½ 7 8 8½ 8½ 14½ 21

Saturday’s American League Results
Philadelphia 7, Cleveland 6 Chicago 5, Washington 3 Boston 9, Detroit 7 St. Louis 5, New York 1

Saturday’s National League Results
New York 3, Cincinnati 1 Brooklyn 10, St. Louis 7 Boston 4, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 7, Chicago 3

Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia (Fowler 7-2 and Kellner 4-7) at Cleveland (Lemon 7-9 and Gromek 3-1), 2, 1:30 p.m. Washington (Marrero 5-6 and Sanford 2-7) at Chicago (Holcombe 4-5 and Rogovin 5-6), 2, 2:30 p.m. New York (Kuzava 2-5 and Reynolds 7-7) at St. Louis (Paige 0-1 and Byrne 2-7), 2, 2:30 p.m.. Boston (Nixon 3-5) at Detroit (Cain 4-3), 3:30 p.m.

Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh (Pollet 5-5 and Dickson 8-6) at Boston (Surkont 6-10 and Wilson 5-1), 2, 1:30 p.m. Chicago (Hiller 6-4 and McLish 3-3) at Philadelphia (Church 8-6 and Johnson 0-4), 2, 1:30 p.m. Cincinnati (Raffensberger 5-12 and Ramsdell 1-12) at New York (Koslo 3-3 and Hearn 10-5), 2, 2:05 p.m. St. Louis (Presko 4-5) at Brooklyn (Erskine 6-6 or Schmitz 3-2), 2:05 p.m.

Thomson, Yvars Boost Giants, Jansen, Past Cincinnati
NEW YORK — Despite leading the majors in home runs and hitting better than .300, Bobby Thomson often found himself the odd man out in the Giants lineup after the May 25 call-up of rookie phenom Willie Mays. Now Thomson is the odd man at third base, a position he hasn’t manned since his rookie season in 1946. If that causes him anxiety, you wouldn’t know it by his hitting. For the second time in two days Thomson delivered a big blow in a Giants’ triumph, his second inning triple driving in the first run of the game Saturday in New York’s 3-1 win over the Reds. On Friday night, Thomson’s three-run home run helped propel the Giants to a 5-1 victory. Thomson’s fate changed when third baseman Hank Thompson was spiked on the big toe of his right foot in Wednesday’s game against the Cubs. Thompson was sent down to the Giants’ Ottawa farm to recuperate. Thomson was returned to the hot corner, enabling Leo Durocher to get all his big bats in the lineup. Even with Thomson’s heroics, it took a tiebreaking homer by Sal Yvars to help Larry Jansen secure his 11th win. Jansen (11-6) fired a four-hitter. Howie Fox (3-11) was the loser. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the National League: Duke Snider dropped a grand slam onto Bedford Avenue and Don Bankhead (2-1) threw five shutout innings of relief as the Dodgers outslugged the visiting Cardinals, 10-7. Both starters, Brooklyn’s Don Newcombe and St. Louis’ Gerry Staley, failed to reach the third inning. Snider’s homer was his 14th. Roy Campanella belted his 13th. The Cards’ Stan Musial poled his 22nd, a three-run shot in the first. Robin Roberts (8-8) tossed a six-hitter as the Phillies drubbed the visiting Cubs, 7-3. On a day when Frankie Frisch departed as Cubs skipper (see related story, this page), Philly overcame four errors that led to three unearned runs. Cubs starter Turk Lown (5-4) allowed five runs in four innings. Vern Bickford (7-10) hurled a five-hitter and Sam Jethroe cracked his 16th home run as the Braves snapped the Pirates’ four-game win streak, 4-2. Bucs starter Bob Friend (2-6) took the loss.

Notes on the Scorecard

Major League Leaders
AMERICAN Fain, Phi. Pesky, Bos. Doby, Cle. DiMaggio, Bos. Avila, Cle. Minoso, Chi. Doerr, Bos. Wertz, Det. Young, St.L Michaels, Was. G 82 69 73 84 78 81 87 82 87 80 AB 309 243 265 377 298 316 335 310 367 297 R 65 37 64 73 51 66 45 49 45 35 H 110 84 91 128 101 104 107 99 117 94 AVG. .356 .346 .343 .340 .339 .329 .319 .319 .319 .316 NATIONAL Musial, St.L Slaughter, St.L Sisler, Phi. Jethroe, Bos. Ashburn, Phi. Wyrostek, Cin.
Schoendienst, St.L

Wives Not Welcome At ’52 Phillies Camp
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There will be no wives, all work and no play for the 1952 Philadelphia Phillies when they report to their Clearwater, Fla., spring training base, says manager Eddie Sawyer. Sawyer, who with club owner Bob Carpenter, is disappointed at the failure of the defending National League champs to even approach their pace of last year, believes his team’s troubles stem directly from training camp. In 1950, when the Phils won their flag, wives were barred from training camp. This year the distaff members were invited. The players had apartments at Clearwater Beach. They worked out in the morning, spent the afternoon at the beach and dined anywhere they cared to in the evening. Provided housing facilities can be obtained, these privileges won’t be repeated in 1952. “If we can arrange for emergency housing until we get all hands in our hotel, then wives are not coming back next year,” Eddie said. Bill Veeck, president of the St. Louis Browns, announced that he and his general manager, Rudie Schaeffer, had disposed of their stock in the Oklahoma City Indians of the Texas League.

G 83 64 72 76 88 85 75 82 86 83

AB 330 238 277 296 380 345 286 296 363 350

R 74 42 49 69 70 52 50 54 57 36

H 118 82 95 100 127 115 95 96 116 109

AVG. .358 .345 .343 .338 .334 .333 .332 .324 .320 .311

Cavarretta Replaces Frisch as Cubs Pilot
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Native Chicagoan Phil Cavarretta replaced Frankie Frisch as manager of the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, but whether Frisch resigned or was asked to resign is unclear. Club officials with the team, here for a series with the Philadelphia Phillies, said Frisch resigned. A spokesman for the club in Chicago who would not permit use of his name commented, “maybe he was asked to resign.” Frisch wasn’t to be found anywhere. He returned to his hotel after Saturday’s game, which the Phillies won 7-3, and had a short confab with Wid Matthews, director of player personnel. Then he called a boy and left, apparently for his New Rochelle, N.Y., home. Cavarretta, at 35, becomes the youngest current manager of the major leagues. He will manage for the remainder of the season and said he will play first base today in the opener of a doubleheader with the Phillies. The veteran Cavarretta expressed surprise at the turn of events and said at first, “It was a dream come true to manage the team of your town.” Later he commented:
FRISCH, Page 2

Thomson, N.Y. Furillo, Bro.
Kluszewski, Cin.

HR: Zernial (Phi.) 23; Wertz (Det.) 19; Mantle (N.Y.) 19; Robinson (Chi.) 18; Williams (Bos). 17. RBI: Zernial (Phi.) 89; Williams (Bos.) 80; Robinson (Chi.) 78; Fain (Phi.) 67; Rosen (Cle.) 67. Wins: Raschi (N.Y.) 11-3; Wynn (Cle.) 11-6; Pierce (Chi.) 10-4; ; Shantz (Phi.) 9-4; Parnell (Bos.) 9-5. Strikeouts: Raschi (N.Y.) 104; Gray (Det.) 86; McDermott (Bos.) 79; Reynolds (N.Y.) 75; Feller (Cle.) 75. ERA: Lopat (N.Y.) 2.65; Marrero (Was.) 2.67; Parnell (Bos.) 2.70; Pierce (Chi.) 2.92; Scheib (Phi.) 3.03.

HR: Thomson (N.Y.) 26; Sauer (Chi.) 22; Musial (St.L) 22; Hodges (Bro.) 20; Kiner (Pit.) 18. RBI: Musial (St.L) 81; Thomson (N.Y.) 73; Hodges (Bro.) 72; Sauer (Chi.) 66; Robinson (Bro.) 65. Wins: Roe (Bro.) 11-3; Jansen (N.Y.) 11-6; Maglie (N.Y.) 11-7; Hearn (N.Y.) 10-5; Newcombe (Bro.) 9-5. Strikeouts: Newcombe (Bro.) 92; Queen (Pit.) 86; Jansen (N.Y.) 85; Rush (Chi.) 76; Blackwell (Cin.) 74. ERA: Jansen (N.Y.) 1.98; Newcombe (Bro.) 2.28; Roe (Bro.) 2.65; Wehmeier (Cin.) 2.95; Hiller (Chi.) 3.01.


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“It’s a real challenge, and I’m going to give it everything I’ve got. Actually, the truth is, I’d rather be on the field.” Matthews and other club officials would say nothing against Frisch, but baseball writers with the club said his showing this year was a disappointment to the owners. Chicago is now in sixth place, 8½ games out of first. Frisch was a radio announcer in New York before returning to baseball with the Cubs. Owner Phil Wrigley, weekending in Lake Geneva, Wis., told the Associated Press,

“Frisch is a great manager on winning teams, but the Cubs haven’t been winning and we think Frisch hasn’t been getting the spark out of the players that perhaps he might be. We think that Cavarretta will get his own great spirit into the team and come through for us.” Cavarretta has been told, Wrigley said, that he has been assigned as manager for this season only. “We’ll definitely replace Phil after the season is over,” said the Cubs owner. Cavarretta in 1945 was voted the National League’s Most Valuable Player. He hit .355 to lead the league that year.