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The Baseball Once-Upon-A Times.
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 1951

FINAL EDITION Including final results of all ball games

VOL. 1, No. 56

Hearn, Thomson Team Up to Lead Streaking Giants Past Cubbies, 8-1
NEW YORK — Jim Hearn joined the short list of major league eight-game winners Saturday, and Bobby Thomson joined an even shorter list with his 18th home run as the Giants clubbed the Cubs, 8-1, for their fifth win in a row. New York is 14-3 since May 20, and has stretched its National League lead from 2½ to 7½ games during that time. Hearn (8-2) spun a seven-hitter for his third complete game. He joined teammate Sal Maglie and Chicago White Sox lefty Billy Pierce as the winningest pitchers in the bigs. Thomson had a big hand in the offense. He tripled home Eddie Stanky in the first inning for the game’s first run. He knocked in a run with a fly ball out in the fifth. Two batters after Stanky’s solo homer in the seventh, he clubbed a two-run shot. It was Thomson’s 18th home run, tying him with the Yankees’ Mickey Mantle for the major league lead. His four RBI gave him 47, tied with Stan Musial for tops in the Senior Circuit. Paul Minner (1-7) took the loss, allowing six runs in six-plus innings. He is 0-7 with an 8.29 ERA since winning his first start of the season. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the National League: Chet Nichols tossed a six-hitter as the Braves beat the visiting Cardinals, 2-1, leapfrogging St. Louis into third place and extending their win streak to five games. Stan Musial’s 14th home run gave the Cards a 1-0 lead in the first. But Boston catcher Walker Cooper belted a solo shot of his own in the second. Two innings later, Cooper’s RBI ground out broke the 1-1 tie. Nichols (2-2) went the route for his first career complete game in his second career start. He outdueled Max Lanier (5-2), who allowed two runs on three hits in seven innings. Musial had three hits to bump his major league-leading average to .404. Don Newcombe hurled a six-hitter for his National League-leading eighth complete game as the Dodgers edged the visiting Pirates, 3-2. Roy Campanella’s ninth homer, his first since May 9, gave Newcombe (5-4) and the Brooks a 1-0 lead in the second inning. The Bucs’ Wally Westlake countered with a two-run homer in the fourth, but Brooklyn plated a pair of runs in the fifth. Newcombe took it from there. Loser Murry Dickson (3-6) allowed three runs on 10 hits in his fourth complete game. Virgil Stallcup’s tie-breaking two-run single in the top of the 12th gave the Reds a 5-3 victory over the Phillies. Bud Byerly (1-4) earned the win with two perfect innings of relief. Loser Leo Cristante (22) allowed two runs in one inning of work.

Major League Standings
AMERICAN Chicago Cleveland Boston Detroit Philadelphia New York Washington St. Louis W 28 28 28 25 24 24 18 12 L 17 20 20 20 22 24 27 37 PCT. .622 .583 .583 .556 .522 .500 .400 .245 GB --1½ 1½ 3 4½ 5½ 10 18 NATIONAL New York Philadelphia Boston St. Louis Brooklyn Chicago Pittsburgh Cincinnati W 36 28 27 26 23 21 17 15 L 15 22 23 23 24 23 30 33 PCT. .706 .560 .540 .531 .489 .477 .362 .313 GB --7½ 8½ 9 11 11½ 17 19½

Saturday’s American League Results
Boston 5, Cleveland 1 Chicago 10, New York 2 St. Louis 11, Washington 10 Philadelphia at Detroit, ppd., rain

Saturday’s National League Results
New York 8, Chicago 1 Brooklyn 3, Pittsburgh 2 Boston 2, St. Louis 1 Cincinnati 5, Philadelphia 3 (12 innings)

Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
New York (Lopat 4-3 and Reynolds 4-3) at Chicago (Dobson 2-3 and Rogovin 3-2), 2, 1:30 p.m. Boston (Wight 3-1 and Scarborough 1-2) at Cleveland (Wynn 5-4 and Garcia 4-4), 2, 1:30 p.m. Washington (Kuzava 1-3 and Johnson 1-3) at St. Louis (Garver 3-5 and Overmire 1-5), 2, 1:30 p.m. Philadelphia (Fowler 2-2 and Coleman 2-2) at Detroit (Newhouser 3-4 and Cain 2-1), 2, 2:30 p.m.

Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati (Fox 2-5 and Ramsdell 1-6) at Philadelphia (Heintzelman 3-0 and Meyer 5-2), 2, 1:30 p.m. St. Louis (Brecheen 5-1 or Staley 3-6) at Boston (Spahn 3-4), 2 p.m. Pittsburgh (Friend 0-2 and LaPalme 0-0) at Brooklyn (Branca 1-1 and Podbielan 0-0), 2, 2:05 p.m. Chicago (Lown 3-1 and Hiller 4-2 or Rush 4-1) at New York (Jansen 7-3 and Maglie 8-2), 2, 2:05 p.m.

Busby Supplies Offense, Pierce Pitching in White Sox Win
CHICAGO — Jim Busby had the game of his young career Saturday. For Billy Pierce, it was just another afternoon in the sun. Together they helped the White Sox tame the Yankees, 10-2. Busby, the second-year outfielder who had one major league home run to his name before Saturday’s game, hit a pair — a tie-breaking three-run shot in the bottom of the fourth inning, and a two-run drive in the seventh. Pierce (8-2) produced one of his standardissue gems, scattering nine hits, inducing three double play grounders and striking out four. Since failing to record an out in his first start of 1951, Pierce is 8-1 with a 1.54 ERA and eight complete games in nine starts. Yankees starter Spec Shea (1-5) was roughed up for eight runs in 5 1/3 innings, but did hit his first career home run. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the American League: Mel Parnell hurled a six-hitter and Lou Boudreau had a two-run double as the visiting Red Sox topped the Indians, 5-1, and moved into a second-place tie with Cleveland. Parnell (5-3) made just one mistake, which Al Rosen hit for his ninth home run. Beyond that, the Sox southpaw allowed only singles. Boudreau, making his second return to Cleveland since leaving the Tribe last offseason, had his second consecutive two-hit game and drove in three runs. Bob Lemon (4-6) allowed three runs in 4 2/3 innings for Cleveland, which has lost three straight. Lemon is 1-6 since a 3-0 start. Ray Coleman hit a grand slam and Bob Mahoney won his first game since being acquired by St. Louis as the Browns outslugged the visiting Senators, 11-10. Washington took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on Sam Mele’s two-run double. But the Brownies scored the next 11 runs. Roy Sievers and Johnny Bero added homers for St. Louis. Mahoney (1-0) left after eight innings, leading 11-4. Three Browns relievers struggled to hold the lead, with Al Widmar striking out Ed Yost with two runners on to end the game. Gil Coan had four of the Nats’ 20 hits.

Notes on the Scorecard

Major League Leaders
AMERICAN Minoso, Chi. Suder, Phi. Valo, Phi. Doby, Cle. Lipon, Det. Fox, Chi. Fain, Phi Busby, Chi. Mantle, N.Y. Avila, Cle. G 38 38 35 44 45 45 46 37 44 39 AB 149 143 127 161 163 184 176 133 179 134 R 37 18 29 34 26 31 40 27 44 15 H 53 50 44 55 55 61 59 44 59 44 AVG. .356 .350 .346 .342 .337 .332 .331 .331 .330 .328 NATIONAL Musial, St.L Jethroe, Bos. Slaughter, St.L Ashburn, Phi. Sisler, Phi.
Thomson, N.Y.

Greenberg: Lane No Help in Minoso Deal
CLEVELAND (NEA) – General manager Frank Lane has come in for much praise for classy trading since the White Sox made oddsmakers re-examine their books – but none of it from Hank Greenberg. The Cleveland general manager says Lane is falsely taking credit for the deal which put Orestes Minoso in the Chicago camp. ―We couldn’t get together with Lane,‖ says the erstwhile Tiger thumper. ―Finally, we gave up and his manager Paul Richards talked to us. Paul wanted Minoso and we set up a trade. Lane wasn’t even around.‖ Joe DiMaggio, veteran center fielder of the New York Yankees, sat out Saturday’s game against the league-leading Chicago White Sox. DiMaggio pulled a muscle in his left leg in the Yanks’ victory over the Sox on Friday night. Jackie Jensen replaced DiMaggio in center. Colorful Kirby Higbe, who pitched 22 victories for Brooklyn in 1941, has been sold to Montgomery, Ala., of the Class A South Atlantic League by the Atlanta Crackers of the Southern Association. Higbe, who returned to the minors this season after 13 years in the big leagues, has not decided whether to report to Montgomery.

G 47 44 36 50 49 51 46 45 49 47

AB 188 172 130 217 193 196 184 170 181 198

R 47 43 26 39 32 36 27 37 36 16

H 76 63 44 71 62 62 58 52 55 60

AVG. .404 .366 .338 .327 .321 .316 .315 .306 .304 .303

Browns Pull a Fast One On the Expectant Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Owners of the St. Louis Browns capitalized on rumors the club is about to be sold to pull a practical joke by calling a special news conference Saturday to announce one of their probable pitchers for today’s doubleheader. Bill and Charlie DeWitt, owners of the club, again denied reports that a sale of the club to Bill Veeck is nearing completion. But this came only after they had their little joke. The DeWitt brothers announced Saturday morning there would be a news conference half an hour after Saturday’s game ended. There was speculation, naturally, that it concerned the rumored sale of the club. As the ―news conference‖ started, Bill DeWitt told the newsmen he was aware of recent rumors that the club is about to be sold. Then DeWitt said he had an announcement which he considered ―Extremely important to St Louis and the baseball public generally.‖ He said he would like to introduce ―a distinguished baseball figure from Ohio,‖ a description that fits Veeck, former owner of the Cleveland Indians. At that point Ned Garver – the pitcher who has won three of the Browns’ 12 victories this season – was brought into the room. Garver is
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Furillo, Bro. Jones, Phi. Irvin, N.Y.
Kluszewski, Cin.

HR: Mantle (N.Y.) 18; Williams (Bos.) 11; Doby (Cle.) 11; Robinson (Chi.) 11; several tied with 9. RBI: Robinson (Chi.) 50; Williams (Bos.) 48; Zarilla (Chi.) 40; Mantle (N.Y.) 40; Zernial (Phi.) 39. Wins: Pierce (Chi.) 8-2; Raschi (N.Y.) 7-2; Trout (Det.) 7-2; Scheib (Phi.) 6-4; Feller (Cle.) 5-1. Strikeouts: Raschi (N.Y.) 61; Gray (Det.) 46; Trout (Det.) 45; Feller (Cle.) 43; McDermott (Bos.) 40; Reynolds (N.Y.) 40. ERA: Pierce (Chi.) 2.01; Cain (Det.) 2.08; Wight (Bos.) 2.22; Lopat (N.Y.) 2.36; Kucab (Phi.) 2.45.

HR: Thomson (N.Y.) 18; Sauer (Chi.) 14; Musial (St.L) 14; Pafko (Chi.) 13; Westlake (Pit.) 12. RBI: Musial (St.L) 47; Thomson (N.Y.) 47; Sauer (Chi.) 46; Gordon (Bos.) 41; Pafko (Chi.) 39. Wins: Maglie (N.Y.) 8-2; Hearn (N.Y.) 8-2; Jansen (N.Y.) 7-3; Surkont (Bos.) 6-5; Candini (Phi.) 5-1; Brecheen (St.L) 5-1. Strikeouts: Queen (Pit.) 57; Blackwell (Cin.) 51; Newcombe (Bro.) 45; Maglie (N.Y.) 41; Bickford (Bos.) 41. ERA: Jansen (N.Y.) 1.33; Newcombe (Bro.) 2.33; Roe (Bro.) 2.41; Meyer (Phi.) 2.52; Rush (Chi.) 2.54.


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Says He’s Commish Candidate
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Eric E. Cocke, Jr., national commander of the American Legion, Saturday said he thought he was a strong candidate to succeed baseball commissioner Happy Chandler, who has said he would resign shortly. Cocke, here to address the Colorado Legion convention, said that if he should be selected, he would not be available until his term as commander ended in October. He admitted that contacts concerning his availability had been made with him, his father, and Dale Miller, head of the American Legion’s junior baseball program. Cocke said the feelers he has received have come through business associates.


from Ney, Ohio. The club president said he thought it might help bring out a crowd at today’s doubleheader if word was passed around that Garver would be one of the pitchers. Garver was then turned over to the newsmen for questioning, There was deep silence. No one had any questions to ask.