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The Baseball Once-Upon-A Times.
TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 1951

FINAL EDITION Including final results of all ball games
FIVE CENTS

VOL. 1, No. 9

Cardinals Rally Vs. Raffensberger, Take NL Lead on Rice’s Double
ST. LOUIS — Another day, another leader in the National League. On Monday, the transfer of power came in dramatic fashion. Catcher Del Rice’s two-out, run-scoring double in the bottom of the ninth inning vaulted the St. Louis Cardinals into first place with a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Cincinnati. The Cards supplanted Pittsburgh as the league’s top team, just one day after Pittsburgh had supplanted Brooklyn. For most of Monday’s game, it appeared the Redbirds would be sliding down the standings. The Reds, winless in five games since their victory on opening day, took a 4-2 lead on Bob Scheffing’s RBI single in the top of the seventh inning. The way Ken Raffensberger, a 19-game loser a year ago, was pitching, the lead looked in good hands. But three Reds errors resulted in a St. Louis run in the seventh inning. In the eighth, Chuck Diering’s pinch single scored Solly Hemus to tie the game, 4-4. With out one out the ninth, Stan Musial and Steve Bilko stroked back-to-back singles. One out later. Rice’s double scored Musial to make a winner of reliever Erv Dusak (1-0). Bilko, author of 110 minor league home runs, cracked his first major league circuit clout and had three RBI. Raffensberger allowed five runs on 12 hits over 8 2/3 innings and fell to 0-2. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the National League: Eddie Stanky continued his hot hitting with a 3-for-5 effort and slow-starting Monte Irvin walloped his second home run, leading the visiting Giants to a 7-2 win over Philadelphia. Stanky (.387) lead off the game with a double, sparking a three-run first-inning rally. Irvin (.121) hit a two-run homer to give New York a 6 -2 lead in the fifth. Jack (Lucky) Lohrke also homered for the Giants. Jim Hearn (2-0) cruised to the win with eight innings of five-hit ball. Phillies starter Jocko Thompson (0-2) allowed six runs in four innings and took the loss. Puddin’ Head Jones accounted for both Phillies runs with his first homer of the year. In Brooklyn, Warren Spahn (1-1) spun a three -hitter as the Braves routed the Dodgers, 12-3. The crook-nosed left-hander walked seven, but he also induced three double play grounders. Boston’s Sid Gordon hit his first homer and drove in three runs. Roy Campanella belted his major league leading fourth home run for the Brooks. Frank Hiller won his second straight start as the Cubs beat the visiting Pirates, 3-2. Hiller not only threw a complete game, he backed up Rube Walker’s two-run double with an RBI single in the third.

Major League Standings
AMERICAN Cleveland Boston Washington New York Detroit Chicago Philadelphia St. Louis W 6 4 3 3 3 2 2 1 L 0 2 2 3 3 3 5 6 PCT. 1.000 .667 .600 .500 .500 .400 .286 .143 GB --2 2½ 3 3 3½ 4½ 5½ NATIONAL St. Louis New York Pittsburgh Chicago Brooklyn Philadelphia Boston Cincinnati W 3 5 3 3 3 3 3 1 L 1 3 2 2 3 3 5 5 PCT. .750 .625 .600 .600 .500 .500 .375 .167 GB ----½ ½ 1 1 2 3

Monday’s American League Results
New York 12, Philadelphia 1 Detroit 19, St. Louis 4

Monday’s National League Results
Boston 12, Brooklyn 3 New York 7, Philadelphia 2 Chicago 3, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 4

Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
Chicago (Cain 0-0) at Cleveland (Feller (1-0), 2 p.m. Washington (Kuzava 1-0) at Boston (Wight 0-0), 2 p.m. Philadelphia (Shantz 0-0) at New York (Lopat 0-0), 2:30 p.m. St. Louis (Widmar 0-1) at Detroit (Gray 1-0), 2:30 p.m.

Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
Boston (Surkont 0-1) at Brooklyn (Roe 0-0), 1:30 p.m. Pittsburgh (Law 1-0) at Chicago (Lown 0-0), 2:20 p.m. Cincinnati (Ramsell 0-0 or Wehmeier 0-0) at St. Louis (Lanier 0-0), 2:30 p.m. New York (Bowman 0-0) at Philadelphia (Heintzelman 1-0), 8 p.m.

Raschi, Yanks Torment Athletics Again, 12-1
NEW YORK — Since breaking in with the Yankees in 1946, Vic Raschi has made a habit of beating the Philadelphia Athletics. Apparently old habits die hard. Raschi, the Springfield Rifle, fired a sixhitter at his old foils Monday, leading the Yankees to a 12-1 victory at the Stadium. Raschi (1-0), whose first two major league wins came at the A’s expense, is now 17-2 against Philly for his career. He struck out five and walked two Monday, adding a pair of hits and an RBI for good measure. Of course, winning is easy when your team-

mates hit as the Yankees did in driving A’s starter Lou Brissie to cover. Brissie (0-2) lasted just 1 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on seven hits. Both Yogi Berra and Jackie Jensen had three hits and three RBI for New York. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the American League: Catcher Joe Ginsberg belted two home runs — the first of his career — and had five RBI as Detroit overwhelmed St. Louis, 19-4, at Briggs Stadium. The Tigers scored 10 runs in the eighth inning, all with two out. Hoot Evers (0-for-21 coming into the game) and Dick Kryhoski had four RBI each. The Browns have lost six in a row.

Players of the Week

Giants’ Stanky, Nats’ Vernon Earn Honors
Clearly there is no age limit to getting off to a fast start. New York Giants second baseman Eddie Stanky, 35, and Washington Senators first sacker Mickey Vernon, 33, were honored Monday as the inaugural 1951 National and American League Players of the Week. Stanky batted .346 with two homers and scored a major league-leading eight runs as the Giants got off to a 4-3 start. Not bad for a guy who was believed to be on the downside of his career when he was traded from the Braves to the Giants after the 1949 season. “The Brat” was a veritable old man of 27 when he broke in with the Cubs in 1943. Early the following season, he was traded to the Dodgers, with whom he enjoyed his best years. Dealt to Boston on the eve on the 1948 season, Stanky batted .320 through 67 games before breaking his right ankle in a game at Brooklyn. He watched from the sideline as his new teammates won the pennant. When he slumped to .285 in 1949, the Braves shipped Stanky and Alvin Dark to the Giants for Sid Gordon and three other players. The trade wasn’t warmly received by Giants fans. However, Stanky won them over with his second career .300 season and his all-around hustle. The man many consider managerial timber is giving those fans more of the same in ’51. Vernon batted a major league best .550 with eight RBI as the Senators went 3-2. An Eddystone, Pa., native who attended Villanova University, Vernon combines a sweet swing with a flashy glove. Signed by the Senators in 1937, he shot through their farm system and made his big league debut in 1939 at 21. He settled in as the Nats’ regular first baseman before leaving after the 1943 season for two years of military service. Upon his return he won the 1946 batting title. A two-time All-Star (he started the ’46 game at Fenway Park), Vernon entered this season with a .282 career average.

Notes on the Scorecard

Major League Leaders
AMERICAN Vernon, Was Lipon, Det Yost, Was Avila, Cle Hitchcock, Phi
Carrasquel, Chi

Report Says Dropo on Block; Red Sox Say No
Walt Dropo, the Boston Red Sox 1950 American League rookie of the year, is victim of a report that he will be traded to the Philadelphia A’s. Written by Providence, R.I., Bulletin baseball columnist Joe McGlone, the report said it is “all hush-hush but conversations have been held” among the teams. “I’ve had no such conversations,” Boston manager Steve O’Neill said. Dropo, who hit 34 homers with 144 RBI last year was benched Saturday and Sunday. Chicago Cubs manager Frankie Frisch was tossed out of his first game of 1951 the other night in St. Louis. Umpire Frank Dascoli gave him the thumb, but the way Frisch told the story was like this: “He tried to run me out in that squeaky voice of his, but I warned him I wouldn’t go unless he talked to me like a man. Then he shouted and I went away.” Hugh Casey, the outstanding relief pitcher of the ’40s, was brought back for a tryout with his old club, the Dodgers, and will be signed to a contract if he makes good. Casey, 37, last pitched in the majors in 1949. From 1939-48 he went 70-41 for Brooklyn.

G 5 6 5 6 6 5 6 6 6 6

AB 20 26 21 26 24 21 28 21 24 24

R 5 9 7 6 2 6 4 5 7 2

H 11 13 10 12 11 9 11 8 9 9

AVG. .550 .500 .476 .462 .458 .429 .393 .381 .375 .375

NATIONAL Jethroe, Bos
Baumholtz, Chi

G 8 5 5 6 8 3 5 6 4 6

AB 35 24 23 23 31 13 22 25 15 25

R 7 3 2 8 9 4 4 4 3 4

H 15 10 9 9 12 5 8 9 5 8

AVG. .429 .417 .391 .391 .387 .385 .364 .360 .333 .320

Dillinger, Pit
Jones, Phi

Stanky, N.Y.
Garagiola, St.L

Berra, N.Y. Berry, Det Kennedy, Chi Mize, N.Y.

Serena, Chi Sisler, Phi Hemus, St.L Snider, Bro

HR: Kennedy (Cle) 3; Dropo (Bos) 2; Fain (Phi) 2; Yost (Was) 2; Wood (St.L) 2; Dente (Was) 2; Ginsberg (Det) 2. RBI: Vernon (Was) 8; Hitchcock (Phi) 8; Kennedy (Cle) 8; Kolloway (Det), 7; several tied with 6. Wins: McDermott (Bos) 2-0; Wynn (Cle), 20); several tied with 1. Strikeouts: Wynn (Cle) 13; Raschi (N.Y.) 12; Garcia (Cle) 9; Newhouser (Det) 8; Garver (St.L) 8; Trout (Det) 8. ERA: Kucab (Phi) 0.60; 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) 4; Pafko (Chi) 2; Sauer (Chi) 2; Westrum (N.Y.) 2; Robinson (Bro) 2; Stanky (N.Y.) 2, Irvin (N.Y.) 2. RBI: Campanella (Bro) 8; Dark (N.Y.) 7; Pafko (Chi) 6; Lockman (N.Y.) 6; several tied with 5. Wins: Maglie (N.Y.) 2-0; Hiller (Chi) 2-0; Hearn (N.Y.) 2-0); several tied with 1. Strikeouts: Blackwell (Cin) 13; Boyer (St.L) 8; Sain (Bos) 8; Roberts (Phi) 8; several tied with 7. ERA: Heintzelman (Phi) 0.00; Fox (Cin) 0.00; Brazle (St.L) 0.00; Werle (Pit) 0.00; Jansen (N.Y.) 0.69.

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