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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1951

FINAL EDITION Including final results of all ball games

VOL. 1, No. 5

Giants Spank Spahn, But Braves Strike Back For Double-Dip Split
BOSTON — The Giants and the Braves played a game of Crazy Eights on Thursday. Two, actually. New York scored eight runs in the top of the first en route to a 13-11 win in the first game of a double-header at Braves Field. The Braves responded in kind, winning the nightcap, 9-6, on the strength of an eight-run third inning. The split left both squads 2-2, one game behind National League co-leaders Brooklyn and Chicago. The Giants’ eruption in their first at-bat of the twin bill was historic, in that they chased Warren Spahn (0-1) to the showers after twothirds of an inning, with eight runs charged to his record. It was only the third time in Spahn’s career that he failed to complete the first inning. The other two occasions occurred last year, when he lasted just one-third of an inning in losses to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. It was just the third time he had allowed as many as eight runs in a game. Eddie Stanky, Whitey Lockman and Alvin Dark all had a hit and a walk in the inning. Jim Hearn (1-0) allowed six runs in eight innings, but pitched well enough to get the win. The Braves’ eight-run rally in the second game turned a 5-1 deficit into a 9-5 lead. Sam Jethroe had a single and a double in the frame. He finished with five hits, and has hit safely in his past six at-bats. Reliever Jim Wilson (1-0) earned the win with three scoreless innings of relief. Giants’ reliever George Spencer (0-1), who allowed four runs in one-third of an inning, took the loss. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere around the majors: Phil Cavaretta’s tying pinch-hit double highlighted a five-run eighth-inning rally as the Cubs beat the Reds, 8-5, in a rain-delayed tilt at Wrigley Field. And Nellie Fox had three hits, including a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, as the visiting White Sox beat the Browns, 5-4. Marv Rotblatt (1-0) held St. Louis to four hits and four runs over 8 2/3 innings to gain the victory. The Sox out-hit the Brownies, 13-4.

Major League Standings
AMERICAN Cleveland New York Boston Chicago Philadelphia Washington St. Louis Detroit W 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 L 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 PCT. 1.000 .500 .500 .500 .500 .500 .500 .000 GB --1 1 1 1 1 1 2 NATIONAL Brooklyn Chicago New York Boston Pittsburgh Cincinnati St. Louis Philadelphia W 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 L 0 0 2 2 1 2 1 2 PCT. 1.000 1.000 .500 .500 .500 .333 .000 .000 GB ----1 1 1 1½ 1½ 2

Thursday’s American League Results
Chicago 5, St. Louis 4 Boston at New York, ppd., rain Washington at Philadelphia, ppd., rain Cleveland at Detroit, ppd., cold

Thursday’s National League Results
New York 13, Boston 11, 1st gm. Boston 9, New York 6, 2nd gm. Chicago 8, Cincinnati 5 Philadelphia at Brooklyn, ppd., rain (Only games scheduled)

Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
New York (Byrne 15-9 and Morgan 0-0) at Washington (Consuegra 7-8 and Sima 4-5), 2 (day-night), 2 and 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia (Kellner 8-20) at Boston (Parnell 1810), 2 p.m. Detroit (Gray 10-7) at Chicago (Gumpert 5-12), 2:30 p.m. St. Louis (Starr 7-5) at Cleveland (Feller 16-11), 3 p.m.

Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
Boston (Surkont 5-2) at Philadelphia (Heintzelman 3-9), 1:30 p.m. Brooklyn (Newcombe 19-11) at New York (Jones 13-16), 2:30 p.m. Chicago (Schmitz 10-16) at St. Louis (Staley 1313), 9:30 p.m. (Only games scheduled)

Around Baseball: Truman’s Winning Streak and a Titanic Telegram For Tribe’s Lopez
WASHINGTON — In all the excitement around this town over Gen. Douglas MacArthur, it has been a little difficult to find an answer to this important question: In what shape is President Truman’s good left arm? All the festivities originally scheduled for Monday, when a drizzle kept the Yankees and Senators from opening the American League schedule, are to be put on today, with Mr. Truman throwing out the first pitch at 2 p.m. (EST). His arm had better be in good shape, for Mr. Truman hasn’t had much luck in opening against the Yankees. They beat him 7-0 in 1947 and 12-4 in 1948. On the other hand, after his opening presidential pitch last year, the Nats went on to beat the A’s, 3-2 and 8-7. Washington manager Bucky Harris said hopefully of the President: “He’s got a two-game winning streak going, and I know he’ll be bearing down.” In Tampa, Fla., what is believed to be the longest telegram ever sent was dispatched Thursday via Western Union Telegraph wires by 15,000 local supporters to Al Lopez, manager of the Cleveland Indians baseball club. Weather permitting, it will be delivered today during pre-game ceremonies. Lopez, native of Tampa, and his Indians will make their first Cleveland appearance of the season today, meeting the St. Louis Browns. Transmission of the 500-foot long telegram was begun early Thursday morning. It required two rolls of tape used in transcribing letters into teletype symbols to perforate the words of congratulations and the names of Al’s well-wishers.


FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1951

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