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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1951

FINAL EDITION Including final results of all ball games


FIVE CENTS

VOL. 1, No. 46

Boston Massacre: Red Sox Steal 2 From Yanks With Late Heroics
BOSTON It was a memorable Memorial Day in major league baseball Wednesday, with eight doubleheaders all resulting in sweeps. Nowhere was it more remarkable than at Fenway Park, where the Red Sox left the Yankees hearts in tatters. Twice. Walt Dropo cracked a game-winning threerun home run in the bottom of the ninth inning in the first game, turning a 4-2 New York lead into a stunning 5-4 Sox victory. And that was just the warm-up act. Trailing 10-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth in the nightcap, the Red Sox rallied for eight runs to forge a 10-10 tie. Ted Williams delivered the big blow with a bases-loaded triple. He delivered an even bigger blow in the 10th an RBI double to give the Red Sox an 11-10 win. Ellis Kinder (3-0) won the first game with a scoreless inning of relief. Ray Scarborough (11) won the second after getting the final two outs in the top of the 10th. Reigning American League MVP Phil Rizzuto had eight RBI for New York in the double-dip, seven in the second game. Joe DiMaggio went 1-for-9 and is batting .180. The Yankees are 2-7 since their five-game win streak. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the American League: The loop-leading Indians harkened back to their early season form, sweeping the visiting Tigers 11-7 and 5-2. Reliever Dick Rozek (2-0) retired all 16 batters he faced in the opener while his teammates rallied from a 7-2 deficit. Larry Doby belted a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning. Pat Mullin homered twice and had four RBI for Detroit. Mike Garcia (3-4) fired a six-hitter and snapped a personal four-game losing streak in the nightcap. Doby added his second home run of the doubleheader and 10th of the season. The Tribe has swept four of its six doubleheaders. Billy Pierce and Randy Gumpert each went the route as the White Sox swept the Browns, 31 and 9-1. Pierce (6-2) tossed an eight-hitter. He leads the AL with six wins and as many complete games. Gumpert (3-1) was supported by four RBI from Al Zarilla. The last team to start worse than the 9-31 Browns was the 1932 Red Sox, who were 7-33 through 40 games. Sam Mele had three RBI in the first game, and Gil Coan tripled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth in the second as the Senators swept the As, 6-3 and 4-3. Ferris Fain had four hits on the day for Philadelphia.

Major League Standings


AMERICAN Cleveland Boston Chicago Detroit Philadelphia New York Washington St. Louis W 24 23 21 19 19 19 16 9 L 14 14 14 18 19 20 20 31 PCT. .632 .622 .600 .514 .500 .487 .444 .225 GB -- 1 4 5 5 7 16 NATIONAL New York Philadelphia St. Louis Brooklyn Boston Chicago Pittsburgh Cincinnati W 29 24 22 19 19 17 14 12 L 13 16 17 19 21 19 24 27 PCT. .690 .600 .564 .500 .475 .472 .368 .308 GB --4 5 8 9 9 13 15

Wednesdays American League Results


Cleveland 11, Detroit 7, 1st gm. Cleveland 5, Detroit 2, 2nd gm. Boston 5, New York 4, 1st gm. Boston 11, New York 10 (10 innings), 2nd gm. Chicago 3, St. Louis 1, 1st gm. Chicago 9, St. Louis 1, 2nd gm. Washington 6, Philadelphia 3, 1st gm. Washington 4, Philadelphia 3, 2nd gm.

Wednesdays National League Results


New York 6, Boston 3, 1st gm. New York 3, Boston 2, 2nd gm. St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 4, 1st gm. St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 2, 2nd gm. Philadelphia 10, Brooklyn 8, 1st gm. Philadelphia 2, Brooklyn 1, 2nd gm. Chicago 6, Cincinnati 4, 1st gm. Chicago 3, Cincinnati, 1 (12 innings) 2nd gm.

Todays Probable Starting Pitchers


No games scheduled

Todays Probable Starting Pitchers


Philadelphia (Meyer 4-2) at Brooklyn (Van Cuyk 23), 7:30 p.m. (Only game scheduled)

Hot-Hitting Musial Helps Cardinals Sweep Past Pirates


ST. LOUIS Theres no stopping Stan Musial or the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cards swept the Pirates on Wednesday, 6 -4 and 5-2. Musial hit a game-winning three-run homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning of the first game. Then he extended his hit streak to 18 games tied for longest in the majors this season in the second. St. Louis has won seven in a row. Musial victimized Bucs reliever Bill Werle (2 -2) in Game 1. Al Brazle (1-1) got the victory, allowing one run in two innings pitched. Red Munger (2-1) won Game 2 for St. Louis, throwing a complete game and hitting a tiebreaking two-run homer in the second. St. Louis finished its 16-game home stand at 11-5. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the National League: The Phillies outslugged, then outpitched the Dodgers in sweeping their doubleheader, 10-8 and 2-1. Richie Ashburn had four hits and Dick Sisler and Granny Hamner each had two RBI in the opener. The Phils teed off on Don Newcombe (4 -3), who allowed six runs in as many innings. Pee Wee Reese had four hits, including a homer, for the Brooks. The Phils Bubba Church (4-2) was dominant in the nightcap, firing a five-hitter and swatting his first career home run. Preacher Roe (5-1) took his first loss despite going the route on a five-hitter. Giants relievers allowed just one run in nine combined innings as New York swept visiting Boston, 6-3 and 3-2. George Spencer, Al Gettel and Monte Kennedy threw seven effective innings in the opener after starter Larry Jansen was unable to continue following a second-inning rain delay. Bobby Thomson hit two homers to help the Giants rally from a 3-0 deficit. He leads the NL with 13 round-trippers. Jim Hearn (7-1) became the majors first seven-game winner in the nightcap. Bostons Earl Torgeson homered in both games. Bob Rush (3-1) fired a complete game in the opener, and Dee Fondy had a combined seven hits as the Cubs swept the Reds, 6-4 and 3-1. Fondy had a tie-breaking single in the 12th inning of the nightcap.

Notes on the Scorecard

Major League Leaders


AMERICAN Doby, Cle. Valo, Phi. Minoso, Chi. Fain, Phi. Stephens, Bos.
Goodman, Bos.

Rickey, Saigh Said to Be Cooking Up a Deal


Branch Rickey made a hasty and somewhat secretive trip to St. Louis on Tuesday and the only baseball man who saw him was Fred Saigh, owner of the Cardinals. Rickey couldnt be located at Sportsmans Park, where his Pirates met the Cardinals in a doubleheader Wednesday, but a man close to the Cardinals intimated the Mahatma is hot on the trail of a deal. Rickey and Saigh have held several conferences recently and it is believed the two men have been discussing a Cliff Chambers for Howie Pollet swap. The strange aspect is that both lefthanders are just recovering from sore arms. Pollet, a holdout this spring, has made only one start for the Cards. His contract calls for about $22,000 a year. Chambers makes about $15,000. Pollet is 30, Chambers 29. Pollet is in his 10th year with the Cards. Chambers is in his third with the Pirates and fourth in the league. The Pirates are idle today, traveling from St. Louis to New York, where they open a series Friday night with the Giants. Mrs. Fred Aubel, 65, mother of baseball player Lynwood Schoolboy Rowe, died Wednesday while on a Texas visit.

The Village
G 37 37 29 39 37 29 39 27 35 40 AB 146 147 109 153 149 108 146 106 132 174 R 41 37 22 27 25 15 23 19 28 34 H 60 60 38 51 49 35 47 33 41 54 AVG. .411 .408 .349 .333 .329 .324 .322 .311 .311 .310

G 37 33 28 38 29 35 37 31 37 28

AB 135 126 106 145 104 140 129 111 145 112

R 27 29 28 32 24 28 22 13 29 29

H 48 44 37 49 35 47 43 37 48 37

AVG. .356 .349 .349 .338 .337 .336 .333 .333 .331 .330

NATIONAL Jethroe, Bos. Musial, St.L Slaughter, St.L


Sisler, Phi.

Smithy

By CHESTER L. SMITH Pittsburgh Press Sports Editor

Furillo, Bro.
Hemus, St.L

Lipon, Det. Avila, Cle. Williams, Bos. Dropo, Bos.

Gordon, Bos. Fondy, Chi. Jones, Phi. Ashburn, Phi.

HR: Mantle (N.Y.) 15; Doby (Cle.) 10; Robinson (Chi.) 9; Dropo (Bos.) 9; Stephens (Bos.) 8. RBI: Robinson (Chi.) 37; Williams (Bos.) 36; Zarilla (Chi.) 34; Mantle (N.Y.) 33; Doby (Cle.) 31. Wins: Pierce (Chi.) 6-2; Feller (Cle.) 5-1; Trout (Det.) 5-2; Raschi (N.Y.) 5-2; Scheib (Phi.) 5-3. Strikeouts: Raschi (N.Y.) 49; Gray (Det.) 37; Trout (Det.) 37; McDermott (Bos.) 34; Reynolds (N.Y.) 33; Feller (Cle.) 33 . ERA: Wight (Bos.) 1.60; Cain (Det.) 1.85; Lopat (N.Y.) 2.13; Kucab (Phi.) 2.13; Feller (Cle.) 2.24.

HR: Thomson (N.Y.) 13; Sauer (Chi.) 12; Pafko (Chi.) 11; Jethroe (Bos.) 10; Musial (St.L) 10. RBI: Sauer (Chi.) 39; Musial (St.L) 38; Thomson (N.Y.) 38; Gordon (Bos.) 36; Pafko (Chi.) 34. Wins: Hearn (N.Y.) 7-1; Maglie (N.Y.) 6-2; Jansen (N.Y.) 6-3; Roe (Bro.) 5-1; Surkont (Bos.) 5-4. Strikeouts: Queen (Pit.) 46; Blackwell (Cin.) 45; Jansen (N.Y.) 37; Newcombe (Bro.) 37; Rush (Chi.) 35. ERA: Jansen (N.Y.) 1.48; Roe (Bro.) 2.31; Rush (Chi.) 2.63; Newcombe (Bro.) 2.65; Meyer (Phi.) 2.92.

RUMOR DEPT. Over on the Northside of Chicago, the Cubs have done well by their followers, yet we hear rumblings of a possible change in managers. The story that Stan Hack, an old Bruin hero, is being groomed to replace the grizzled Frankie Frisch, was heard earlier in the season and is being booted around again. * * * VEECK READY Flamboyant Bill Veeck was a visitor to Chicago to see the Ezzard Charles-Joey Maxim heavyweight title fight A close newspaper friend of Veecks told me the announcement is due any day now that Bill has purchased the Browns We hope he is right. Veeck did a tremendous job in Cleveland and its an even bet hell inject plenty of life into the Brownies. * * * TERPSICHORE To get back to Veeck, the former Cleveland club official has been missing a leg for many years, memento of an injury suffered during his war years with the Marines Yet, this doesnt stop him from getting up on the dance floor and making a show of the rest of the field in the whirl-around and swing-and-sway department.

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THURSDAY. MAY 31, 1951

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