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The Baseball Once-Upon-A Times.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 1951

FINAL EDITION Including final results of all ball games


FIVE CENTS

VOL. 1, No. 31

Wrigley Field, a Pitchers Paradise? Cubs Beat Newcombe With Two Hits
CHICAGO Brooklyns Don Newcombe was at his best at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. Unfortunately for him, for one pitch at least, Chicagos Hank Sauer was better. Sauers two-run homer, one of only two hits Newcombe allowed, accounted for all the scoring as the Cubs blanked the Dodgers, 2-0. There were only five hits in the game. Newcombe (3-1) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, where he allowed a leadoff single to Randy Jackson. One batter later, Sauer walloped his sixth homer. Newk struck out seven in eight innings, walking none. Meanwhile, Chicago starter Bob Rush (2-0) was confounding the Brooks. Cal Abrams and Pee Wee Reese singled back-to-back to open the game, but that rally died when Jackie Robinson bounced into an inning-ending double play. Billy Coxs leadoff single in the second was the Dodgers final hit. Rush was within one out of his third career shutout when he issued his fourth walk. Cubs manager Frankie Frisch called on Bob Kelly, who retired Carl Furillo on a first-pitch pop-up to end the game. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the National League: Twenty-nine days after beating Pittsburgh in the season opener, Cincinnatis Ewell Blackwell finally notched his second victory, firing a complete game seven-hitter as the Reds bested the Braves, 5-1. Blackwell (2-5) had his Sunday best sinker, recording 19 outs via ground balls. The only run he allowed was scored by Bob Elliott, who doubled to lead off the second inning, advanced to third on a fly ball out, then scored on another. Braves center fielder Sam Jethroe had a single and double in four at-bats, raising his average to a lofty .451 and extending his hit streak to 18 games. George Spencer tossed a four-hitter for his second win in as many games as the visiting Giants topped the Pirates, 6-3. Spencer (3-1), who earned the victory in relief in the second game of the Giants doubleheader on Sunday, allowed a single to Catfish Metkovich and a homer to Gus Bell with one out in the first. But he allowed just five baserunners the rest of the way in notching his second career complete game. Bobby Thomson launched his loop-leading ninth home run for New York. Stan Musial went 4-for-4 with three RBI as the Cardinals outslugged the visiting Phils, 14-9. Leadoff hitter Solly Hemus also had four hits for St. Louis. Third baseman Billy Johnson, acquired Monday from the Yankees, had two hits in his Cardinals debut, including a two-run single in the teams seven-run sixth inning.

Major League Standings


AMERICAN Cleveland Boston Chicago New York Philadelphia Washington Detroit St. Louis W 17 13 12 12 12 11 10 7 L 5 10 10 13 13 12 12 19 PCT. .773 .565 .545 .480 .480 .478 .455 .269 GB --4 5 6 6 6 7 12 NATIONAL New York Brooklyn Philadelphia Boston St. Louis Pittsburgh Chicago Cincinnati W 20 14 15 14 12 11 10 8 L 9 11 12 13 12 14 15 18 PCT. .690 .560 .556 .519 .500 .440 .400 .308 GB --4 4 5 5 7 8 10

Tuesdays American League Results


Boston 8, Chicago 5 Philadelphia 11, St. Louis 0 Washington 8, Detroit 4 (Only games scheduled)

Tuesdays National League Results


St. Louis 14, Philadelphia 9 Cincinnati 5, Boston 1 New York 6, Pittsburgh 3 Chicago 2, Brooklyn 0

Todays Probable Starting Pitchers


Chicago (Dobson 1-2) at Boston (Stobbs 2-2), 2 p.m. Cleveland (Lemon 3-1) at New York (Raschi 2-2), 2:30 p.m. St. Louis (Fannin 0-0) at Philadelphia (Scheib 4-1), 8 p.m. Detroit (Trout 3-2) at Washington (Sima 2-1), 8:30 p.m.

Todays Probable Starting Pitchers


Brooklyn (Erskine 1-3) at Chicago (Minner 2:30 p.m. New York (Hearn 4-0) at Pittsburgh (Muir 8:30 p.m. Boston (Sain 3-1) at Cincinnati (Wehmeier 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia (Church 2-1) at St. Louis (Staley 9:30 p.m. 1-4), 0-0), 2-1), 1-3),

Shantz Shutout of Browns Has Athletics Fortunes Looking Up Again


PHILADELPHIA Apparently the Athletics were tired of losing none more than Bobby Shantz. The spritely left-hander hurled a three-hit shutout Tuesday night as Philadelphia routed St. Louis 11-0, snapping a four-game losing streak and jumping the As from seventh place to a tie for fourth. It was a stark reversal of fortune for the Mackmen, who were tied for second place a week ago Tuesday. Four straight losses sent them reeling to seventh place. Shantz (2-1), all 5-foot-6 of him, helped get the team back on track. Given ample support Philly has scored 23 runs in its past two games Shantz breezed through the Browns lineup. He gave up singles in the second, eighth and ninth, and survived four As errors to record his third career whitewash. He was the only member of the starting lineup without a hit. Three As had two RBI and four scored two or more runs. Dick Starr (0-1) took the loss, allowing four runs in four innings. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the American League: Willard Nixon scattered 14 hits over 8 2/3 innings and blasted his first major league home run as the Red Sox topped the visiting White Sox, 8-5. Boston had to rally from a 4-0 deficit. Chicagos Eddie Robinson had an RBI single in a two-run first inning, and followed Orestes Minosos homer with one of his own in the third. But the Red Sox scored the next eight runs. Nixon (2-1) had an RBI single in the fourth, and pounded a two-run homer in the eighth. Chicago starter Howie Judson (0-1) took the loss, giving up five runs in 5 2/3 innings. The Senators outlasted the rain and the visiting Tigers for an 8-4 victory. Mike McCormick had a tie-breaking single in a three-run seventh for Washington. Bob Ross (1-2) got the win in relief. Detroit starter Hal Newhouser allowed an unearned run in two innings, but had to leave the game after his arm stiffened during a rain delay in the third.

Notes on the Scorecard

Major League Leaders


AMERICAN Lipon, Det. Coleman, St.L Valo, Phi. Doby, Cle.
Goodman, Bos.

Chandler Not Running For Kentucky Governor


VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) Baseball Commissioner A.B. (Happy) Chandler said Tuesday night he would not enter the governors race in Kentucky this year. Some political observers in the state had expected Chandler to yield his baseball post to run in Kentuckys August primary. Chandler, whose contract expires May 1, 1952, recently lost his fight to have baseball owners rehire him. At a barbecue given at his home, the commissioner announced his support of Gov. Lawrence Weatherby in the forthcoming campaign. In some other year, I might be a candidate, he said. Frank Saucier, Texas League star of 1950 who was suspended by the St. Louis Browns when he refused to report for salary of $5,000 this year, is thinking about filing a suit challenging the legality of baseballs reserve clause. During a visit with his former San Antonio teammates in Tulsa, Saucier said he was watching the Prendergast suit closely. Jim Prendergast is the Syracuse pitcher who wouldnt join Beaumont of the Texas League and instead filed a suit testing the reserve clause.

G 22 23 22 22 23 23 25 20 23 24

AB 76 90 79 79 95 90 105 73 91 89

R 16 14 18 18 20 22 18 17 18 17

H 30 34 35 29 34 31 36 25 31 30

AVG. .395 .378 .376 .367 .358 .344 .343 .342 .341 .337

NATIONAL Jethroe, Bos. Musial, St.L


Hatton, Cin. Sisler, Phi. Gordon, Bos. Furillo, Bro.

G 27 22 24 26 26 25 29 24 23 28

AB 113 86 94 101 96 96 107 92 89 103

R 35 19 9 17 19 17 24 15 17 32

H 51 34 32 34 32 32 35 30 29 33

AVG. .451 .395 .340 .337 .333 .333 .327 .326 .326 .320

New Browns Investor Wants Team to Stay Put


ST. LOUIS A St. Louis investment broker who said he is interested in keeping the Browns in St. Louis announced Tuesday he has purchased a second mortgage on the controlling interest in the baseball club. The note was reported to be for $700,000, but Mark C. Steinberg, the broker, would not say what he paid for it. Secondary to another note held by the American League, the mortgage is secured by the 58 per cent of the Browns stock owned by William O. and Charles DeWitt. In a statement, Steinberg said: There have been rumors that the Browns are to be sold and located in some other city. St. Louisians would miss the Browns. Only four other cities have teams in both leagues. I know the DeWitt Brothers, who control the situation, prefer the Browns remaining here. The note was bought by us in the hope that our ownership might be helpful in that direction. Steinberg later amended that statement to say that he had no associates in the deal. He denied that Bill Veeck, former part-owner of the Cleveland Indians who visited him recently, was interested in the purchase of the note.

Yost, Was. Berra, N.Y. Stephens, Bos. Williams, Bos. Jensen, N.Y.

Irvin, N.Y. Hemus, St.L Slaughter, St.L Stanky, N.Y.

HR: Mantle (N.Y.) 11; Robinson (Chi.) 8; Doby (Cle.) 7; Yost (Was.) 6; Stephens (Bos.) 5; Wertz (Det.) 5. RBI: Williams (Bos.) 24; Zarilla (Chi.) 21; Mantle (N.Y.) 20; Robinson (Chi.) 20; several tied with 19. Wins: Scheib (Phi.) 4-1; Pierce (Chi.) 4-1; Feller (Cle.) 3-0; several tied with 3-1. Strikeouts: Raschi (N.Y.) 32; Wynn (Cle.) 22; Newhouser (Det.) 21; Garcia (Cle.) 21; Gray (Det.) 21. ERA: Morgan (N.Y.) 1.26; Feller (Cle.) 1.57; Cain (Chi.) 1.64; Wight (Bos.) 1.83; Newhouser (Det.) 2.11.

HR: Thomson (N.Y.) 9; Campanella (Bro.) 8; Jethroe (Bos.) 8; Pafko (Chi.) 8; Lockman (N.Y.) 6; Snider (Bro.) 6, Sauer (Chi.) 6. RBI: Gordon (Bos.) 26; Thomson (N.Y.) 26; Jones (Phi.) 25; Lockman (N.Y.), 24; Campanella (Bro.) 23; Pafko (Chi.) 23. Wins: Maglie (N.Y.) 5-0; Hearn (N.Y.) 4-0; Roe (Bro.) 4-0; Konstanty (Phi.) 4-0; Jansen (N.Y.) 4-2. Strikeouts: Blackwell (Cin.) 31; Maglie (N.Y.) 27; Queen (Pit.) 26; Newcombe (Bro.) 24; Bickford (Bos.) 24. ERA: Jansen (N.Y.) 1.53; Roe (Bro.) 1.64; Newcombe (Bro.) 2.26; Heintzelman (Phi.) 2.30; Wehmeier (Cin.) 2.38.

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