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SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 1951

FINAL EDITION Including final results of all ball games


VOL. 1, No. 49

Perfection Eludes Cubs Klippstein, Braves Rally for Win in 10 Innings

BOSTON Its a short trip from immortalitys doorstep to the boulevard of the common man. Cubs pitcher Johnny Klippstein navigated it in the tidy span of six pitches Saturday. Klippstein, a long, lean 23-year-old righthander, came within one out of a perfect game against the Boston Braves. But before he got that out, he lost the perfecto, the no-hitter, his shutout and wound up settling for a nodecision in his teams 2-1 loss in 10 innings. Staked to a 1-0 lead on Dee Fondys RBI fly ball out in the seventh inning, Klippstein entered the bottom of the ninth having retired all 24 batters hed faced. He retired Sibby Sisti on a pop fly to Fondy at first base. He then dispatched Buddy Kerr on a fly ball to center. Boston manager Billy Southworth then reached into his dog house and pulled out Sam Jethroe to hit for Braves starter Warren Spahn. Klippstein walked Jethroe on four pitches, spoiling what would have been the National Leagues first perfect game since 1880. Luis Marquez followed by lining a 1-0 pitch to left-center field for a double and the Braves first hit. The speedy Jethroe scored easily, and the game was tied. Klippstein got out of the frame without further incident. But reliever Bob Kelly gave up three hits in the 10th, including Kerrs gamewinning single. Kelly (1-1) took the loss. Dave Cole (2-1) earned the win with a scoreless 10th inning. Lost in the shuffle was Spahns best outing of the season, a five-hit gem over nine innings. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the National League: Pinch-hitter Bill Nicholson singled home Del Ennis in the bottom of the ninth to give Philadelphia a 2-1 win over St. Louis and snap the Cardinals eight-game win streak. Milo Candini (5-1) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief. Howie Pollet (1-2), the third of four Cardinals pitchers, took the loss. Gil Hodges tripled home the tying run, then scored what proved to be the game-winner during a three-run eighth-inning rally as the Dodgers sent the visiting Reds to their 10th straight loss, 4-2. Carl Erskine (3-5) got the win with two innings of shutout ball in relief of Brooklyn starter Ralph Branca (seven innings, two runs). Willie Ramsdell (1-5) took the loss for Cincy. Pete Reiser, Ralph Kiner and Wally Westlake all homered as the visiting Pirates beat the Giants and denied Jim Hearn a chance to be the majors first eight-game winner. The Bucs Vern Law (4-1) went the route on a six-hitter. Hearn (7-2) allowed five runs in three innings. Bobby Thomson poled his loopleading 14th homer for New York.

Major League Standings

AMERICAN Cleveland Boston Chicago New York Detroit Philadelphia Washington St. Louis W 25 24 22 20 19 19 17 10 L 15 15 14 20 19 20 21 32 PCT. .625 .615 .611 .500 .500 .487 .447 .238 GB -- 1 5 5 5 7 16 NATIONAL New York Philadelphia St. Louis Brooklyn Boston Chicago Pittsburgh Cincinnati W 30 26 23 21 21 17 15 12 L 14 17 18 20 21 21 25 29 PCT. .682 .605 .561 .512 .500 .447 .375 .293 GB --3 5 7 8 10 13 16

Saturdays American League Results

Washington 7, Cleveland 1 Chicago 22, Philadelphia 14 New York 12, Detroit 5 Boston 4, St. Louis 2

Saturdays National League Results

Pittsburgh 8, New York 3 Brooklyn 4, Cincinnati 2 Boston 2, Chicago 1 (10 innings) Philadelphia 2, St. Louis 1

Todays Probable Starting Pitchers

Washington (Sima 2-4 and Hudson 2-0) at Detroit (Hutchinson 2-1 and Trout 5-2), 2, 1:30 p.m. Philadelphia (Scheib 5-3 and Fowler 1-2) at St. Louis (Overmire 1-4 and Pillette 1-5 or Sleater 2-5), 2, 1:30 p.m. Boston (Parnell 4-3 and Stobbs 3-3) at Chicago (Holcombe 2-1 and Judson 1-2), 2, 1:30 p.m. New York (Raschi 5-2 and Shea 1-3) at Cleveland (Feller 5-1 and Lemon 3-5), 2, 2:30 p.m.

Todays Probable Starting Pitchers

Pittsburgh (Queen 1-5 and Dickson 2-5) at Philadelphia (Roberts 3-2 and Church 4-2), 2, 12:30 p.m. Cincinnati (Raffensberger 1-7 and Blackwell 3-5) at Boston (Bickford 3-6 and Nichols 1-2), 2, 12:30 p.m. St. Louis (Brecheen 4-1 and Pollet 1-1) at New York (Koslo 0-0 and Bowman 1-1), 2. 1:05 p.m. Chicago (Hiller 3-2 and McLish 0-2) at Brooklyn (Roe 5-1 and Newcombe 4-3), 2, 1:05 p.m.

If Only the Bears Scored Like This White Sox win, 22-14
CHICAGO Not only did the White Sox set a team record for runs scored in a single game, they did it with two innings to spare. Nellie Fox scored four times, Al Zarilla had four hits and Orestes Minoso collected four RBI Saturday as the Sox blistered the Athletics, 2214. In so doing they surpassed the 21 runs scored by the 1936 team also in a win over the As. Chicago actually trailed, 3-0, before coming to bat. But the White Sox scored twice in the bottom of the first, four times in the second, and four more times in the fourth. By the time the home half of the seventh rolled around, the White Sox led, 12-5 then tacked on a 10-run rally just for good measure. They went scoreless in the eighth. There was no bottom of the ninth. Joe Dobson (2-3) got the win despite allowing five runs in six innings. As starter Bob Hooper (4-3) absorbed the loss. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the American League: Yogi Berra had five RBI and rookie Gil McDougald added four as the Yankees outslugged the host Tigers, 12-5. Tommy Byrne (1-3) got his first win with two scoreless innings of relief. Detroit starter Bob Cain, second in the AL in ERA, lasted just 1 2/3 innings, allowing five runs (one earned). Sandy Consuegra fired a six-hitter and Sam Mele hit a grand slam as the Senators beat the Indians, 7-1. Consuegra (3-1) won his first game since May 2. Lou Brissie (3-1) took the loss, despite holding the Nats to two runs in seven innings. Harry Taylor notched his first win and Ted Williams belted his eighth round-tripper as the Red Sox topped the Browns, 4-2. Bobby Doerr had a two-run double in a three -run rally in the top of the second. Williams connected on a solo shot in the sixth. Taylor (1-2) allowed two runs in 7 2/3 innings. The Brownies Bill Kennedy (0-1) went the route in his first start of the season.

Notes on the Scorecard

Der Bingle in Seattle, Seeks Pirates Prospects

SEATTLE (AP) Bing Crosby finds little to croon about over the seventh-place Pittsburgh Pirates, who list Bing as one of their owners. So he went up to Seattle University on Saturday to see about some signatures. He was particularly interested in the OBrien twins from South Amboy, N.J., and Ernie Pasternicky of Perth Amboy, N.J. Der Bingle found that shortstop John and outfielder Ed OBrien are sophomores and that Pasternicky, who shut out the University of Washington on three hits, is a freshman. None of the three is interested in pro ball at present. So the only signatures to claim Crosbys attention were his own after the schools coeds discovered he was on the premises. The Voice of the Tigers went back on the air Saturday. Sportscaster and former Detroit Tiger Harry Heilmann, on the ailing list since early March, resumed his play-by-play accounts of Tiger games. The Sherbrooke, Que., city council ruled that unshelled peanuts are a fire hazard and banned their sale at the Sherbrooke baseball park. The alderman say the fans drop the shells on the wooden floor of the stands, scuff cigarette butts into the shells and could start a fire.

Major League Leaders

AMERICAN Doby, Cle. Valo, Phi. Minoso, Chi. Lipon, Det. Fain, Phi. Philley, Phi. Dropo, Bos. Avila, Cle. Stephens, Bos. Rizzuto, N.Y. G 39 33 29 38 39 33 30 32 31 40 AB 142 126 111 132 151 131 120 112 111 161 R 29 29 30 22 33 28 17 13 25 35 H 50 44 38 45 51 44 40 37 36 52 AVG. .352 .349 .342 .341 .338 .336 .333 .330 .324 .323 NATIONAL Musial, St.L Jethroe, Bos. Slaughter, St.L Furillo, Bro. Sisler, Phi.
Gordon, Bos.

G 39 38 30 40 42 41 38 44 43 44

AB 156 146 113 161 165 154 142 162 187 167

R 40 42 23 25 28 25 31 31 34 29

H 65 60 38 52 53 48 44 49 56 50

AVG. .417 .411 .336 .323 .321 .312 .310 .302 .299 .299

AFL Mulling Attempt To Unionize Pro Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) An attempt to organize professional football and basketball players into labor unions is being considered by the American Federation of Labor. This was learned Saturday night from top AFL officials who said the matter is merely under consideration. They said the AFLs executive council would talk it over further at an August 7 meeting in Montreal. The move to unionize professional athletes was launched with the AFL recently by Marty McManus of Chicago, a former American League baseball player who managed the Boston Red Sox in 1932 and 1933. McManus appeared before the AFLs executive council at Chicago and pushed the idea. But it was learned that AFL officials are proceeding with the plan cautiously, feeling the job may be too big to take over. Theres not much doubt that baseball players are economic slaves, especially those in the minor leagues, one top AFL official stated. But sports is a pretty difficult field to get into. The AFL man recalled that an attempt was made a few years back to organize major baseball leagues, but flopped when the leagues granted many of the major aims of the unionizUNIONIZE, Page 2

Jones, Phi. Irvin, N.Y. Ashburn, Phi. Thomson, N.Y.

HR: Mantle (N.Y.) 15; Doby (Cle.) 10; Robinson (Chi.) 9; Dropo (Bos.) 9; Stephens (Bos.) 8; Willliams (Bos.) 8. RBI: Robinson (Chi.) 40; Williams (Bos.) 37; Zarilla (Chi.) 37; Mantle (N.Y.) 34; Doby (Cle.) 32. Wins: Pierce (Chi.) 6-2; Feller (Cle.) 5-1; Trout (Det.) 5-2; Raschi (N.Y.) 5-2; Scheib (Phi.) 5-3; Wynn (Cle) 5-3. Strikeouts: Raschi (N.Y.) 49; Gray (Det.) 37; Trout (Det.) 37; McDermott (Bos.) 36; Wynn (Cle.) 36 . ERA: Wight (Bos.) 1.60; Cain (Det.) 1.99; Lopat (N.Y.) 2.13; Kucab (Phi.) 2.13; Feller (Cle.) 2.24.

HR: Thomson (N.Y.) 14; Sauer (Chi.) 12; Pafko (Chi.) 11; Musial (St.L) 11; Jethroe (Bos.) 10. RBI: Musial (St.L) 43; Sauer (Chi.) 39; Thomson (N.Y.) 39; Gordon (Bos.) 37; Pafko (Chi.) 34. Wins: Hearn (N.Y.) 7-2; Maglie (N.Y.) 7-2; Jansen (N.Y.) 6-3; Roe (Bro.) 5-1; Candini (Phi.) 5-1. Strikeouts: Queen (Pit.) 46; Blackwell (Cin.) 45; Maglie (N.Y.) 38; Jansen (N.Y.) 37; Newcombe (Bro.) 37. ERA: Jansen (N.Y.) 1.48; Roe (Bro.) 2.31; Rush (Chi.) 2.63; Newcombe (Bro.) 2.65; Klippstein (Chi.) 2.65.


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ing drive. This included a later opening of spring practice, bigger expense allowances for players, and permission for players to designate representatives to deal with various clubs on player gripes. The AFL officials said they are toying with the idea of trying to organize professional sports because while the Joe DiMaggios and Babe Ruths get along all right, many lesser players

particularly in smaller-time competition are poorly paid and get pushed around. But it was emphasized that the AFLs council at the recent Chicago meeting with McManus looked on the idea somewhat coolly. They pretty well left the matter up to AFL president William Green and secretary-treasurer George Meaney to investigate and report back at the Montreal meeting as to what should be done. Personally, one council member said, I dont think well ever go into that field. But it could be the other way.