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VOL. 1, No.144

Bums, Hodges Remain Red-Hot, Rip Philly For 10th Straight Win
BROOKLYN Want to incite a rip-roaring bar stool argument? Walk into any tavern in Flatbush and ask the unanswerable question: Whos hotter, the Dodgers or their slugging first baseman? Theres probably no separating one from the other, especially after Brooklyns 11-2 smashing of the Phillies on Wednesday night. It was the lead-leading Brooks 10th win in a row. As for first sacker Gil Hodges, he tagged his loop-leading 34th home run and had three RBI. In his past 16 games, the strong, silent Hodges has 10 homers, 27 RBI and is batting .323. The Dodgers, 16-1 in their past 17 tilts, lead the league by 8 games over the reeling Giants, who dropped a doubleheader to the Braves. Brooklyns magic number is 13. Hodges blasted a three-run circuit clout to cap the Dodgers five-run rally in the bottom of the first inning. He walked and scored a run in Brooklyns four-run fifth inning. Ralph Branca (9-6) hurled eight frames, allowing two runs on seven hits. He has won his past three starts. Carl Furillo had three hits for the Bums, while Pee Wee Reese and Andy Pafko knocked in two runs each. Phils starter Ken Johnson (4-9) was roughed up for six runs in one-plus innings. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the National League: The Giants blew a 10th-inning lead in the first game, and were blown out in the second as they dropped a twin bill to the homestanding Braves, 6-5 and 10-1. The Giants, who trail the Dodgers by 8 games, are 15-16 since Aug. 3. New York squandered a 4-1 advantage in the opener, then took a 5-4 lead on pinch-hitter Hank Thompsons RBI fly out in the 10th. But in the bottom of the inning, Bostons Sam Jethroe singled home the tying run off reliever Larry Jansen. Two batters later, Jansen walked Bob Elliott to force home the winning run. The Braves amassed 10 runs on 16 hits against loser Sal Maglie (15-11) in the nightcap. Jim Wilson (8-5) went the route for Boston. Harry Brecheen and Gerry Staley fired complete games and helped themselves with the bat as the Cards swept the host Cubs, 5-2 and 7-1. Brecheen (10-7) doubled and had two RBI in the first game. Staley had two hits and knocked in three runs in the second for St. Louis, which moved into third place ahead of Philadelphia. Clyde McCullough singled home the tying run with two out in the ninth inning and ended the game with a two-run homer in the 11th as the Pirates downed the visiting Reds, 4-2. It was McCulloughs third game-ending home run of 1951, tops among major league hitters. The loss ran Cincys losing streak to 13 in a row, tied for second-longest in the N.L. since 1937. The team record is 19, set in 1914.

Major League Standings

AMERICAN Chicago Boston Cleveland New York Philadelphia Detroit Washington St. Louis W 82 78 75 70 67 63 50 42 L 51 51 60 61 67 70 80 87 PCT. .617 .605 .556 .534 .500 .474 .385 .326 GB --2 8 11 15 19 30 38 NATIONAL Brooklyn New York St. Louis Philadelphia Boston Chicago Pittsburgh Cincinnati W 85 78 69 70 63 61 61 45 L 47 57 61 64 69 72 73 89 PCT. .644 .578 .531 .522 .477 .459 .455 .336 GB --8 15 16 22 24 25 41

Wednesdays American League Results

Washington 4, Philadelphia 1, Gm. 1 Washington 8, Philadelphia 3, Gm. 2 New York 4, Boston 1 Cleveland 9, Detroit 8 (10 innings) Chicago at St. Louis, ppd., rain

Wednesdays National League Results

St. Louis 5, Chicago 2, Gm. 1 St. Louis 7, Chicago 1, Gm. 2 Boston 6, New York 5 (10 innings), Gm. 1 Boston 10, New York 1, Gm. 2 Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 2 (11 innings) Brooklyn 11, Philadelphia 2

Todays Probable Starting Pitchers

Boston (Scarborough 6-6 and Wight 5-5) at New York (Lopat 14-8 and Reynolds 11-10), 2, 1:30 p.m. Washington (Hudson 5-9) at Philadelphia (Fowler 7 -4), 8 p.m. Chicago (Holcombe 7-7) at St. Louis (McDonald 34), 8:30 p.m. (Only games scheduled)

Todays Probable Starting Pitchers

Philadelphia (Church 10-10) at Brooklyn (Newcombe 17-5), 1:30 p.m. St. Louis (Chambers 7-12) at Chicago (McLish 6-8), 2:30 p.m. New York (Jansen 16-7) at Boston (Surkont 10-12), 8:30 p.m. Cincinnati (Fox 7-16) at Pittsburgh (Law 8-7 or Pollet 7-12), 8:30 p.m.

Simpsons Base Hit Propels Indians to Victory in 10th

CLEVELAND Through nine innings of Wednesday nights tilt, Harry Simpsons game mirrored his rookie season more promise than production. The Indians center fielder struck out in the first inning with a runner on second. He walked in the third ahead of Al Rosens two-run homer. He popped out in the fifth before Rosens second round-tripper. He fouled out in the sixth with two runners on and his team trailing, 8-7. But in the eighth, his fly out scored Bob Kennedy with the tying run. Simpsons single in the 10th plated Dale Mitchell for a 9-8 Tribe win. The victory drew third-place Cleveland within eight games of A.L.-leading Chicago, which was rained out. The ChiSox swept the Injuns in a three-game series Monday and Tuesday. Simpsons heroics were hardly unprecedented, though they could be considered unexpected. He homered 33 times and had 156 RBI with a .323 average in 178 games with San Diego of the PCL in 1950. But prior to Wednesday, he was batting .207 in 89 games this season with four circuit clouts and 34 RBI. His effort Wednesday helped make a winner of reliever Bob Chakales (3-3). Detroits Hal White (6-8) took the loss. Vic Wertz had three RBI for the Bengals. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the American League: Vic Raschi (16-6) twirled a six-hitter supported by two-run homers from Joe DiMaggio and Gene Woodling as the Yankees topped the visiting Red Sox, 4-1. Bostons Leo Kiely, who began his big league career with seven straight wins, allowed four runs in eight innings and fell to 7-2. Red Sox shortstop Johnny Pesky saw his hit streak snapped at 17 games. Connie Marrero (8-10) fired a five-hitter in the first game, and Pete Runnels drove in four runs in the second as the visiting Senators swept the As, 4-1 and 8-3. Eddie Yost had three hits in each game. Runnels homer was the first of his career.

Notes on the Scorecard

Tigers Dubious About Newhousers Future

DETROIT (AP) Hal Newhouser, once the mainstay of the Detroit Tigers pitching staff, may be offered a provisional dollar-ayear contract for the 1952 season. Charley Gehringer, new general manager of the Tigers, has had a series of conferences with Newhouser in the last few weeks. We would like to see him pitch a game or two before the season ends, Gehringer said. However, he might not be able to. Hal probably will be asked to sign a provisional one dollar-a-year contract or something of that type until he can demonstrate he will be able to pitch regularly again. Newhouser, who is receiving $42,000 for the current season, has a record of 4-8, and hasnt appeared in a game since Aug. 17. I think the club should have sent me somewhere for treatment immediately after I was hurt in June, Newhouser said. But it didnt. The only treatment Ive had I took upon myself to arrange. Archie Wilson, 26-year-old outfielder of the Buffalo Bisons, was voted the Most Valuable Player in the International League. Wilson is hitting at a .315 clip. He has 26 homers and 102 RBI.

Major League Leaders

AMERICAN Fain, Phi. Doby, Cle. Fox, Chi. Valo, Phi. Avila, Cle. Minoso, Chi. Busby, Chi. Kell, Det. Groth, Det. G 97 117 131 101 126 123 112 130 111 AB 368 401 547 382 558 494 484 426 537 411 R 74 91 87 72 106 78 99 68 70 44 H 128 136 180 125 179 158 154 135 170 130 AVG. .348 .339 .329 .327 .321 .320 .318 .317 .317 .316 NATIONAL Musial, St.L Wyrostek, Cin. Sisler, Phi. Ashburn, Phi. Jethroe, Bos.
Schoendienst, St.L

G 128 123 104 134 123 119 131 106 127 128 AB 503 502 393 578 482 473 567 364 506 481 R 109 51 61 105 105 82 94 58 92 76 H 173 167 130 191 159 156 181 116 160 151 AVG. .344 .333 .331 .330 .330 .330 .319 .319 .316 .314

By Red Smith
Dressens tactics scorned NEW YORK Charley Dressen, manager of the best National League club in years, has been making a spectacular ass of himself. Three times this summer he has cleared the Dodgers bench of reserve players and sent them to the clubhouse to protect them, he says, against unfair treatment by the umpires. It is a deliberate and calculated gesture of insult to a body of honest working stiffs, who are, as a group, a credit to baseball. When Dressen empties the Brooklyn dugout, he is saying, in effect: These men are not honest, impartial umpires. Theyve got it in for my ball club. Theyre always picking on us. They are so shot with bias, so governed by prejudice, so swollen with self-importance, that I dare not trust my players within range of their petty tempers. He is saying all this publicly, before a whole grandstand full of people, but he does not say it aloud in words he would be held to account for later on. He says it instead by sly indirection, employing a cheap device that is permissible by the rules. It should cease to be permissible and
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DiMaggio, Bos. 124

Furillo, Bro. Hemus, St.L Snider, Bro. Gordon, Bos.

HR: Zernial (Phi.) 36; Robinson (Chi.) 29; Vollmer (Bos.) 25; Easter (Cle.) 24; Wertz (Det.) 22; Williams (Bos.) 22. RBI: Zernial (Phi.) 130; Robinson (Chi.) 114; Williams (Bos.) 106; Vernon (Was.) 94; Rosen (Cle.) 94. Wins: Wynn (Cle.) 17-9; Raschi (N.Y.) 16-6; Pierce (Chi.) 14-6; Lopat (N.Y.) 14-8; Lemon (Cle.) 14-12. Strikeouts: Raschi (N.Y.) 159; Gray (Det.) 117; Wynn (Cle.) 116; Reynolds (N.Y.) 114; Trout (Det.) 109. ERA: Pierce (Chi.) 2.62; Lopat (N.Y.) 2.79; Marrero (Was.) 2.94; Hutchinson (Det.) 3.06; Wynn (Cle.) 3.20.

HR: Hodges (Bro.) 34; Musial (St.L) 32; Sauer (Chi.) 32; Thomson (N.Y.) 31; Snider (Bro.) 31. RBI: Musial (St.L) 118; Sauer (Chi.) 112; Hodges (Bro.) 109; Snider (Bro.) 108; Thomson (N.Y.) 102. Wins: Roe (Bro.) 17-5; Newcombe (Bro.) 175; Jansen (N.Y.) 16-7; Maglie (N.Y.) 15-11; Roberts (Phi.) 15-12. Strikeouts: Newcombe (Bro.) 144; Queen (Pit.) 123; Rush (Chi.) 122; Maglie (N.Y.) 120; Roberts (Phi.) 108. ERA: Jansen (N.Y.) 2.00; Newcombe (Bro.) 2.08; Roe (Bro.) 2.68; Rush (Chi.) 2.69; Hiller (Chi.) 3.20.



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no written change in the rule book is necessary to put a stop to it. Ford Frick, president of the National League, can take care of it with a phone call and five words: Cut out the nonsense, Charley. Chances are Ford already has done so, for he is an alert executive, especially vigilant against discernible behavior. If he hasnt, he undoubtedly will. He can get the dime for the telephone here. It may not have occurred to Dressen that there is a confession implicit in his unspoken charges against the umpires. If he must empty his dugout to avoid having the umpires do it, then it is an admission of his own inability, or unwillingness, to control the loud-mouths on his bench. There is a Difference The privilege of abusing the umpire is the fifth American Freedom, to be defended as zealously as the other four. In the heat of sincere competition, there are always going to be differences of opinion between the umpire on the one side, and the manager, players and fans on the other. Sometimes disagreements will be expressed in terms not altogether suitable to pulpit or drawing room. However, it is one thing to favor an umpire with a critical discussion of his intellectual deficiencies and physical imperfections, his questionable choice of antecedents and dubious conditions of birth, his spiritual shortcomings and temperamental blemishes. It is something else again to plan and organize and stage public protest parades like Communist bellyachers on May Day. Baseball players are forbidden to throw a cap

or gloves or otherwise behave in a manner that might encourage a public disturbance. What then, of the manager who throws out a whole squad of players? Much can be forgiven which is said or done under stress of righteous anger. Paul Richards, manager of the White Sox, was properly taken to task by Will Harridge, president of the American League, when he screamed incompetence after umpires permitted a cloudburst to wash out a victory Chicago had all but won. He was an angry man popping off on the spur of his disappointment. Perhaps it was impulsiveness on Dressens part, too, the first time he cleared his bench. But obviously the strategy pleased him for he has continued to use it in a deliberate campaign to discredit the umpire. Bill Veeck, of the Browns, was widely and properly rebuked for sneaking a midget into the majors as a pinch batter, importing clowns and acrobats and messing up the sport with his grandstand managers. Sometimes he oversteps the bounds, but at least he wears his tongue in his cheek and there is no malice in his tomfoolery, but only a skylarking kind of candor that recognizes the inability of the Browns to entertain customers without slapsticks. No Need For Delays Charley Dressen has a fine club that does not need to snipe at umpires. Fans who come out for a series between the league leaders and their closest pursuers are entitled to something better than a march of wooden soldiers from the Polo Grounds dugout to the clubhouse in center field. It should not be necessary to remark that baseball fans dont pay their way into a ball park to see a manager demonstrate what a clever fellow he is and what a slob the other guy is. For that, they tune into the radio wits.