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MONDAY, APRIL 23, 1951

FINAL EDITION Including final results of all ball games


FIVE CENTS

VOL. 1, No. 8

Wynn, Garcia Strong-Arm Indians To Doubleheader Sweep of Browns


CLEVELAND The late, great Walter Johnson once said, You cant hit what you cant see. Too bad the Big Train never got an eyeful of the Cleveland Indians pitching staff. Early Wynn and Mike Garcia hurled the Indians to a doubleheader sweep Double of the St. Louis Browns on SunTrouble day, giving the Tribe a 6-0 record to start the season and a two-game lead in the American League. The Browns have lost five in Wynn a row. Wynn (2-0) won the opener, 7 -6, with relief help from Dick Rozek. Garcia (1-0) dazzled the Browns in the nightcap with a complete-game six-hitter in a 9- Garcia 1 victory. Both starters struck out nine. Through six games, Cleveland starting pitchers are 4-0 with four complete games, a 2.49 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 54 2/3 innings. The Indians hitters arent too shabby either, leading the AL with 36 runs and eight homers. Right fielder Bob Kennedy swung the big stick Sunday, with three home runs and seven RBI in the twinbill. Both St. Louis starters were dispatched to early showers, Stubby Overmire (0-1) in the fifth inning of the opener, and Lou Sleater (0-1) in the third inning of the nightcap. Next up for the rampaging Indians: A home game against Chicago on Tuesday, followed by a weekend set in St. Louis where the Browns will try to locate the kind of pitching they couldnt hit Sunday. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the American League: Clyde Vollmers game-winning home run in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 victory and a split of their doubleheader with the Philadelphia Athletics. The As slugged their way to a 10-4 win in the opener. Hot-hitting Billy Hitchcock clobbered a grand slam, and Ferris Fain added a three-run shot, his second homer of the season. Johnny Kucab (1-0) hurled 5 2/3 innings of shutout relief for the win. Vollmers homer in the nightcap made a winner of reliever Mickey McDermott (2-0), who pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless ball. In Chicago, Billy Pierce evened his ledger at 1-1 with a four-hit shutout as the White Sox routed the Detroit Tigers, 8-0. Pierce, who failed to record an out before being driven to cover by the Browns on opening day, retired the first 10 Tigers he faced. He finished with five strikeouts and one walk. Right fielder Al Zarilla homered, tripled and knocked in five runs. For the second time in seven days, the Yankees and Senators were rained out in Washington.

Major League Standings


AMERICAN Cleveland Boston Washington New York Chicago Detroit Philadelphia St. Louis W 6 4 3 2 2 2 2 1 L 0 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 PCT. 1.000 .667 .600 .400 .400 .400 .333 .167 GB --2 2 3 3 3 4 5 NATIONAL Pittsburgh St. Louis Brooklyn Philadelphia New York Chicago Boston Cincinnati W 3 2 3 3 4 2 2 1 L 1 1 2 2 3 2 5 4 PCT. .750 .667 .600 .600 .571 .500 .286 .200 GB -- 1 2 2

Sundays American League Results


Cleveland 7, St. Louis 6, 1st gm. Cleveland 9, St. Louis 1, 2nd gm. Philadelphia 10, Boston 4, 1st gm. Boston 4, Philadelphia 3 (11 innings), 2nd gm. Chicago 8, Detroit 0 New York at Washington, ppd., rain

Sundays National League Results


New York 6, Brooklyn 4 St. Louis 7, Chicago 6 (13 innings) Philadelphia 5, Boston 4 Pittsburgh 2, Cincinnati 1 (12 innings), 1st gm Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 2nd gm, ppd., wet grounds

Todays Probable Starting Pitchers


Philadelphia (Brissie 0-1) at New York (Raschi 00), 2:30 p.m. St. Louis (Johnson 0-0) at Detroit (Trout 0-1), 2:30 p.m. (Only games scheduled)

Todays Probable Starting Pitchers


Boston (Spahn 0-1) at Brooklyn (Hatten 0-0), 1:30 p.m. Pittsburgh (Queen 0-0) at Chicago (Minner 1-0), 2:30 p.m. New York (Hearn 1-0) at Philadelphia (Thompson 0 -0), 8 p.m. Cincinnati (Raffensberger 0-1) at St. Louis (Brecheen 0-0), 9:30 p.m.

Surprising Pirates Exact Revenge on Blackwell, Sit Atop NL Standings


CINCINNATI Branch Rickey needed just one week to take the Pirates from worst to first. With Murray Dickson and Bill Werle combining on a three-hitter, the Bucs beat the Reds, 2-1, in 12 innings Sunday to take over the National League lead. The Pirates finished in the cellar in 1950, moving them to replace general manager Roy Hamey with Rickey, the Mahatma, who built winners in St. Louis and Brooklyn. Your guess is as good as mine, Rickey said shortly after joining the team, when asked how he thought Pittsburgh would fare in 1951. Its doubtful anyone would have guessed this. The Pirates opened the season by losing to Ewell Blackwell and the Reds. Sundays Rickey confers with win, in the first a Pirates player game of a sched- before an exhibition game in Florida. uled doubleheader, was their third in a row since the opener. Interestingly, it came at Blackwells expense. Dickson and Blackwell engaged in a 1-1 pitchers duel through nine innings, after which Dickson was lifted for a pinch hitter. He allowed one run on three hits. Werle (1-0) retired all nine batters he faced. Blackwell (1-1) lasted into the 12th, where he surrendered a leadoff double to George Strickland and a tie-breaking single to Danny Murtaugh. The second game of the doubleheader was postponed due to wet grounds. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the National League: New Yorks Sal Maglie navigated his way through six Brooklyn hits and five walks for a complete game 6-4 win over the visiting Dodgers. Maglie (2-0) was supported by three home runs solo shots by Eddie Stanky and Wes Westrum, and a tie-breaking two-run blast by Monte Irvin in the sixth inning. Maglie also helped himself by inducing three double play grounders from Brooklyn hitters. Dodgers starter Carl Erskine (1-1) allowed five runs in six innings and took the loss. The Phillies rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to clip Boston, 5-4, for their third win in a row. The Braves have lost three straight. Boston rallied from a 3-0 deficit to take a 4-3 lead with a pair of late two-run rallies. Right fielder Willard Marshall singled home a run in the seventh inning uprising, and his ground ball chased home the tie-breaking run in the eighth. But Braves reliever Chet Nichols (0-1) failed to retire a batter in the ninth. Second baseman Putsy Caballero singled home the tying run, and second baseman Eddie Pellagrini sped home with the winner on Richie Ashburns basesloaded fielders choice. Solly Hemus led off the 13th inning with a triple and later scored the winning run as the Cardinals outlasted the Cubs, 7-6. Hemus and Peanuts Lowery each had three hits and two RBI. Catcher Joe Garagiola added three hits and a solo home run.

Notes on the Scorecard

Major League Leaders


AMERICAN Vernon, Was Hitchcock, Phi Yost, Was Avila, Cle
Carrasquel, Chi

Giants-Dodgers Flap Has Foul Conclusion


NEW YORK Much ado about nothing. At the end of the first half-inning at the Polo Grounds on Sunday, the Giants brought in the ball. The Dodgers wanted it back so they could use it instead of a new ball. The Giants wouldnt give it back. After a hot argument with Giant manager Leo Durocher, umpire Lee Balanfant ordered the old ball back in play. The first time it was pitched, Giant Eddie Stanky slapped it out of the park foul. In Boston, the first rumblings of discontent are being heard in the Red Sox dressing room over manager Steve ONeills decision to play Lou Boudreau at shortstop and put veteran Johnny Pesky on the bench. The theory among some is that it might be an old buddy move on the part of ONeill, who was Boudreaus manager in Buffalo and later served as coach under Boudreau at Cleveland. There will no beer sold at Braves Field during games this season. Those who like their suds may buy them before and after the games. But management ruled out sales during action on the field because fans complained about too many people passing in front of them.

G 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 6 5 5

AB 20 20 21 26 23 21 17 24 16 25

R 5 2 7 6 5 6 1 7 4 2

H 11 10 10 12 10 9 7 9 6 9

AVG. .550 .500 .476 .462 .435 .429 .412 .375 .375 .360

NATIONAL
Baumholtz, Chi

G 4 7 5 3 5 4 4 3 5 6

AB 20 30 20 13 21 16 19 11 17 23

R 3 5 7 4 4 2 2 3 2 4

H 10 13 8 5 8 6 7 4 6 8

AVG. .500 .433 .400 .385 .381 .375 .368 .364 .353 .348

Jethroe, Bos Jones, Phi


Garagiola, St.L

Snider, Bro Terwilliger, Chi Dillinger, Pit Hemus, St.L Hamner, Phi Addis, Bos

Lipon, Det Rizzuto, N.Y. Kennedy, Cle Busby, Chi Noren, Was

HR: Kennedy (Cle) 3; Dropo (Bos) 2; Fain (Phi) 2; Yost (Was) 2; Wood (St.L) 2; Dente (Was) 2. RBI: Vernon (Was) 8; Hitchcock (Phi) 8; Kennedy (Cle) 8; Kolloway (Det), 7; Zarilla (Chi) 6; Dente (Was) 6. Wins: McDermott (Bos) 2-0; Wynn (Cle), 20); several tied with 1. Strikeouts: Wynn (Cle) 13; Garcia (Cle) 9; Newhouser (Det) 8; Garver (St.L) 8; Raschi (N.Y.) 7. ERA: Ostrowski (N.Y.) 0.00; Kucab (Phi) 0.69; Consuegra (Was) 1.00; Gray (Det) 1.00; Stobbs (Bos) 1.00; Parnell (Bos) 1.00; Garcia (Cle) 1.00; Feller (Cle) 1.00.

HR: Campanella (Bro) 3; Pafko (Chi) 2; Sauer (Chi) 2; Westrum (N.Y.) 2; Robinson (Bro) 2; Stanky (N.Y.) 2. RBI: Pafko (Chi) 6; Campanella (Bro) 6; Lockman (N.Y.) 6; Dark (N.Y.) 6; Ennis (Phi) 5; Sauer (Chi) 5; Sisler (Phi) 5; Robinson (Bro) 5. Wins: Maglie (N.Y.) 2-0; several tied with 1. Strikeouts: Blackwell (Cin) 13; Boyer (St.L) 8; Sain (Bos) 8; Roberts (Phi) 8; Van Cuyk (Bro) 5. ERA: Heintzelman (Phi) 0.00; Fox (Cin) 0.00; Brazle (St.L) 0.00; Klippstein (Chi) 0.00; Jansen (N.Y.) 0.69.

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