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The Baseball Once-Upon-A Times.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 1951

FINAL EDITION Including final results of all ball games

VOL. 1, No.129

Masterson is Masterful in Relief, Red Sox Win 5th Straight Game
ST. LOUIS — Ask any baseball fan about the key players in Boston’s pennant drive, and he’ll offer a hatful of names in reply. Walt Masterson’s likely won’t be among them. But the 31-year-old Philadelphia native has done his share of heavy lifting. Tuesday night, he relieved Willard Nixon in the fifth inning of a one-run game and fired 4 1/3 frames of nohit, no-run ball as Boston won 8-5, snapping the Browns’ seven-game win streak. The Red Sox have won five in a row. Only three batters reached base against Masterson (8-5), two on errors. He struck out five, walked one and allowed just four of 15 batters to hit the ball beyond the infield. That may not leapfrog him past the likes of Ted Williams, Dom DiMaggio, Bobby Doerr, Vern Stephens, et al, in the consciousness of die-hard Red Sox fans. But Masterson isn’t without his selling points. He made his major league debut for the Senators in 1939, fashioning a 2-2 mark at the tender age of 18. In 1947, he was selected to the All-Star game. The following season he started the Midsummer Classic for the American League in its 5-2 triumph. He has been used almost exclusively out of the bullpen this season by Boston, to great effect. Masterson has allowed one run or less in 38 of 47 relief appearances. Boston opened the scoring Tuesday with three-run outbursts in both the first and second innings, with Walt Dropo knocking in a run in each uprising. Masterson came into a 6-5 game in the fifth, and held the fort. St. Louis starter Jim McDonald (3-3) allowed six runs in 1 1/3 innings. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the American League: Saul Rogovin spun a four-hitter to win his sixth consecutive start as the White Sox edged the visiting Athletics, 2-1. Eddie Robinson and Phil Masi staked Rogovin (11-6) to a 2-0 lead with leadoff circuit clouts in the second and third inning, respectively. Philly’s Elmer Valo spoiled Rogovin’s shutout bid with a home run with one out in the ninth. Bob Feller scattered six hits as the Indians downed the visiting Senators, 5-2, for their fifth straight win. The Nats have lost nine in a row. Jim Hegan and Dale Mitchell homered to help give Feller (11-8) a 5-1 lead after three innings. It stayed that way until Washington rallied in the ninth. But with a run in and the tying run at the plate, Feller whiffed the final two batters. Ted Gray (8-12) twirled a seven-hitter for his first win since July 1, and the Tigers snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the visiting Yankees. Joe Ginsberg had two RBI in a four-run first inning rally for Detroit. Yanks starter Art Schallock (1-3) allowed five runs in 1 1/3 frames.

Major League Standings
AMERICAN Boston Chicago New York Cleveland Philadelphia Detroit Washington St. Louis W 74 69 66 66 61 56 44 36 L 43 49 53 53 59 62 73 80 PCT. .632 .585 .555 .555 .508 .475 .376 .310 GB --5½ 9 9 14½ 18½ 30 37½ NATIONAL Brooklyn New York Philadelphia St. Louis Boston Chicago Pittsburgh Cincinnati W 69 70 62 58 56 54 55 43 L 46 50 57 55 59 62 64 74 PCT. .600 .583 .521 .513 .487 .466 .462 .368 GB --1½ 9 10 13 15½ 16 27

Tuesday’s American League Results
Cleveland 5, Washington 2 Chicago 2, Philadelphia 1 Detroit 5, New York 1 Boston 8, St. Louis 5

Tuesday’s National League Results
New York 5, Cincinnati 0 Boston 15, Pittsburgh 6 Philadelphia 2, Chicago 0 St. Louis at Brooklyn, ppd., rain

Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
Washington (Marrero 6-9) at Cleveland (Chakales 2 -3), 2 p.m. New York (Kramer 0-0) at Detroit (Stuart 5-5), 2:30 p.m. Philadelphia (Hooper 9-7 and Zoldak 6-5) at Chicago (Pierce 13-4 and Dobson 5-9), 2, 6 p.m. Boston (Kiely 7-0) at St. Louis (Sanford 2-10 or Byrne 4-9), 8:30 p.m.

Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati (Blackwell 8-8) at New York (Jansen 147), 12:30 p.m. St. Louis (Lanier 9-6 or Poholsky 8-8 and Staley 1010) at Brooklyn (Roe 15-4 and Erskine 7-7), 2, 12:30 p.m. Chicago (Rush 8-6) at Philadelphia (Roberts 13-10), 7 p.m. Pittsburgh (Dickson 12-9) at Boston (Surkont 1011), 7:30 p.m.

Maglie Sharp, Ramsdell Suffers Familiar Fate in Giants Win
NEW YORK — Sal Maglie tied for the major league lead in shutouts last year. Willie Ramsdell leads the majors in getting shut out this year. If the outcome of Tuesday’s Giants-Reds tilt wasn’t necessarily predictable, neither was it surprising. New York won in a whitewash, 5-0. It was the first shutout of the year for Maglie (14-9), who recorded five in 1950. Interestingly, his first of last year didn’t come until Aug. 6. He then compiled five in a span of seven starts. Could he be bracing for another fast finish in 1951? He was in fine form Tuesday, allowing just three hits while striking out seven. For good measure, he also dropped a sacrifice bunt and scored after being plunked by one of Ramsdell’s meandering knuckleballs. That came in the second frame, which featured two-run homers by Bobby Thomson and Alvin Dark, and a solo shot by Wes Westrum, accounting for all the game’s scoring. The Giants lead the majors with 145 round-trippers. For Ramsdell (1-18), it marked the fifth time the Reds have been blanked in one of his starts this year. The average of 2.7 runs per start he has been accorded by his teammates is the lowest figure in the big leagues for qualified hurlers. Meanwhile, his 5.84 ERA is second-highest in the National League. With 17 consecutive defeats, Ramsdell is just one short of the Senior Circuit record set by Boston’s Cliff Curtis in 1912, and two shy of the major league mark held by Jack Nabors of the 1916 A’s. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the National League: Ken Johnson hurled a five-hitter as the Phillies tripped the visiting Cubs, 2-0. In addition to allowing five hits, Johnson (38) walked six, but stranded 10 Cubs runners. Tommy Brown and Granny Hamner had RBI singles for Philly. Cal McLish (6-7) took the loss. Earl Torgeson and Bob Elliott had two hits and two RBI each in a nine-run third inning rally as the Braves battered the visiting Pirates, 15-6. Jim Wilson (7-4) won despite allowing six runs in seven innings.

Notes on the Scorecard

Mantle Recall Stalled; Army Mulls Decision
OKLAHOMA CITY (UP) – The New York Yankees’ recall of sensational outfielder Mickey Mantle of the Kansas City Blues on Tuesday found the 19-year-old switch-hitter en route to Fort Sill, Okla., where the Army will decide whether he is 4-F or ripe for the draft. The decision to send the youthful star to the Oklahoma induction center came Monday after he had undergone his third physical exam and doctors could make no recommendations. Mantle’s left leg was injured in high school football practice in 1947 and he developed osteomyelitis. That gave him a 4-F classification from the Ottawa County, Okla., draft board. But a reexamination was ordered and will keep Mantle at Fort Sill about three days. The Chicago Cubs signed Phil Cavarretta to manage the club for 1952. Cavarretta replaced Frankie Frisch earlier this year. Wid C. Matthews, director of player personnel, made the announcement shortly after the Cubs arrived in Philadelphia for a night game with the Phillies. Cavaretta replaced Frisch on July 21. Under Frisch, the Cubs were 40-40. Cavarretta has a record of 14-22 in his first go-round as a big league skipper.

Major League Leaders
AMERICAN Fain, Phi. Doby, Cle. Avila, Cle. Valo, Phi. Doerr, Bos. Minoso, Chi. Fox, Chi. Yost, Was. Pesky, Bos. G 83 105 110 89 101 109 116 117 98 AB 312 371 504 432 337 384 429 480 463 359 R 65 86 99 72 63 48 88 72 88 64 H 110 129 167 141 108 122 136 152 146 113 AVG. .353 .348 .331 .326 .320 .318 .317 .317 .315 .315 NATIONAL Musial, St.L Wyrostek, Cin.
Schoendienst, St.L

G 111 109 102 94 108 119 114 111 103 115

AB 435 445 403 358 420 512 494 418 403 458

R 94 62 68 58 98 92 78 64 71 69

H 153 152 136 118 138 165 156 131 122 138

AVG. .352 .342 .337 .330 .329 .322 .316 .313 .303 .301

A.L. Prez Harridge To Gaedel: ‘Yer Out!’
CHICAGO (AP) – The major league playing career of Eddie Gaedel, 50-pound midget “pinch batter” with the St. Louis Browns, lasted exactly 20 hilarious seconds. The American League on Tuesday banned playing midgets. Will Harridge, president of the league, ruled that, for the best interests of baseball, William Veeck Jr., carnival-spirited new owner of the Browns, could not use the three-foot, seveninch Gaedel in future games. Gaedel, a Chicago mite, 26 years old, appeared as a “pinch batter” facing Detroit’s Bob Cain in St. Louis last Sunday. The crowd of 18,369, biggest of the Browns’ home season, roared when the midget waddled to the plate and drew a base on balls. Gaedel was wielding a 17-inch long bat, weighing about 23 ounces. Veeck, commenting on the ruling, said in St. Louis that he was “grieved” but would not protest it. “I assume,” he said, “they feel that Gaedel provided unfair competition. I might humbly suggest that Ted Williams also provides unfair competition as far as St. Louis is concerned. “I presumed that ball clubs tried to win the best way they could, provided they stay within the rules. There are no rules on height and
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HR: Zernial (Phi.) 35; Robinson (Chi.) 24; Vollmer (Bos.) 23; Wertz (Det.) 22; Williams (Bos.) 22. RBI: Zernial (Phi.) 121; Williams (Bos.) 103; Robinson (Chi.) 99; Rosen (Cle.) 86; Vernon (Was.) 84. Wins: Raschi (N.Y.) 15-5; Wynn (Cle.) 15-8; Pierce (Chi.) 13-4; Lopat (N.Y.) 12-8; Lemon (Cle.) 12-11. Strikeouts: Raschi (N.Y.) 134; Gray (Det.) 109; Wynn (Cle.) 106; McDermott (Bos.) 103; Reynolds (N.Y.) 103. ERA: Pierce (Chi.) 2.73; Lopat (N.Y.) 2.77; Marrero (Was.) 3.04; Parnell (Bos.) 3.07; Wynn (Cle.) 3.11.

HR: Sauer (Chi.) 31; Thomson (N.Y.) 29; Musial (St.L) 28; Kiner (Pit.) 26; Hodges (Bro.) 24. RBI: Musial (St.L) 102; Sauer (Chi.) 100; Thomson (N.Y.) 93; Kiner (Pit.) 92; Gordon (Bos.) 91. Wins: Roe (Bro.) 15-4; Jansen (N.Y.) 14-7; Maglie (N.Y.) 14-9; Newcombe (Bro.) 13-5; Hearn (N.Y.) 13-8. Strikeouts: Newcombe (Bro.) 124; Rush (Chi.) 106; Queen (Pit.) 105; Maglie (N.Y.) 102; Jansen (N.Y.) 99. ERA: Newcombe (Bro.) 2.10; Jansen (N.Y.) 2.18; Roe (Bro.) 2.71; Rush (Chi.) 2.85; Blackwell (Cin.) 2.90.


counsel for the National League. was against anyone in Washington setting salaries on a player-byplayer basis. that any such free hand be coupled with a limit on baseball salaries – but on an overall basis rather than man by man. There were suggestions. “This can’t be. The loud speakers spoke again: “Delsing running for Gaedel. Jim Delsing. panel member John Kiernan. 1951 Page 2 Sc000 000 000reboard National League Boxscores American League Boxscores Arbiter: Let Baseball Decide What to Pay its Stars NEW YORK (AP) – A Federal salary stabilization official said Tuesday he favors letting organized baseball decide what its stars are worth. Four times Cain threw the ball at his diminutive target. Louis Cardinals.” Veeck set the stage for Gaedel’s appearance with a between-game cutting at home plate of a huge cake symbolic of the American League’s 50th birthday. 7-6.” Hurley mumbled.” Gaedel tossed his bat aside and jogged to first base. GAEDEL FROM PAGE 1 weight. Cain got the side out without a run. However. Allen. AUG. Umpire Ed Hurley took off his mask. former New York Times sports columnist. 22. Cain held a conference with catcher Bob Swift. Instead he favored letting “the gentlemen who know their business determine what individual salaries should be.” Dr. chairman of the salary stabilization board. remarked that it didn’t seem fair to exempt baseball players when the rest of the nation was under wage controls. however. The amusing strategy failed to pay off in the scoring. When the Browns came to bat in the first inning of the second game. got .WEDNESDAY. Raymond B. Hurley called each pitch a ball – “too high. Dr. Out of the dugout swinging three bats came the midget. convulsed with laughter. The Browns went on to win. Hurley read. Out of the cake hopped Gaedel in a Browns uniform with No 1/8 on his back. Gaedel trotted back to the dugout and returned with his contract.000 raise offered him by the St.” On first base was a fast man. the public address system announced that Gaedel was batting for rookie outfielder Frank Saucier.” The Browns’ owner added that he was “baffled by all of these new rules. down on his knees and squinted at Gaedel. a player of Stan Musial’s ability and talent would not be denied the $35. But it was. shook his head and ordered the game to proceed. Allen’s statements fitted with the ideas of Louis Carroll. Under Carroll’s argument.