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You are off to a flying start here Casey.  Great write-ups and box scores.  You had some great games.  That Phillies-Giants game was wild!



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Thanks, man.

 

My initial plan was to do weekly recaps but I've decided to do daily ones as soon as I finish the day's games. Since I came to this decision after I already played four days worth, I have a little backlog to catch up on. Hoping to get the 4/16 games posted tomorrow and then I'll be current.



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APRIL 16, 1953

AD**** POWERS BRAVES TO WIN; BUHL SHINES IN DEBUT

Joe Ad****Joe Ad****'s early season power surge continued today as he cranked out his third home run of the season. It didn't take long for the first baseman to flex his muscles, hitting a two-run long ball in the top of the second. The two RBI's up his total to nine for the season, tops in the majors.

Rookie righthander Bob Buhl, making his first major league start, needed no further support although he would receive it. The Michigan native was impressive in his début, keeping Cincy hitters off-balance for much of the day. Over eight innings, Buhl scattered five hits and gave up one run, a solo homer to Andy Seminick. Dave Cole worked a scoreless ninth to make sure Buhl got the win.

Cincinnati has opened the season with four straight losses. Milwaukee catcher Del Crandall left the game in the second after fouling a ball off of his foot. He is expected to miss a few games.

MILWAUKEE BRAVES (4) AT CINCINNATI REDS (1)

MILWAUKEE BRAVES     AB  R  H BI  CINCINNATI REDS      AB  R  H BI
Bill Bruton           4  0  0  0  Rocky Bridges         4  0  1  0  
Johnny Logan          4  0  1  0  Bobby Adams           3  0  1  0  
Eddie Mathews         4  0  1  0  Gus Bell              4  0  0  0  
Sid Gordon            3  0  0  0  Ted Kluszewski        4  0  1  0  
Andy Pafko            4  1  0  0  Jim Greengrass        4  0  0  0  
Joe Ad****            4  1  1  2  Willard Marshall      4  0  1  0  
Jack Dittmer          3  1  1  0  Andy Seminick         2  1  1  1  
Del Crandall          1  0  0  0  Roy McMillan          3  0  0  0  
 Walker Cooper        3  1  1  0  Bubba Church          2  0  0  0  
Bob Buhl              3  0  1  2   Bob Marquis          1  0  0  0  
 Jim Pendleton        1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               34  4  6  4  TOTALS               31  1  5  1

MILWAUKEE BRAVES              020 000 200 -- 4  
CINCINNATI REDS               000 000 100 -- 1  

LOB--MILWAUKEE BRAVES 5, CINCINNATI REDS 6. ERR--Walker
Cooper, Ted Kluszewski. 2B--Walker Cooper (1). HR--Joe Ad**** (3),
Andy Seminick (2). SB--Rocky Bridges (1).

 MILWAUKEE BRAVES                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Bob Buhl (W, 1-0)              8.00    5    1    1    3    6    1
Dave Cole (S, 1)               1.00    0    0    0    0    1    0
 CINCINNATI REDS            
Bubba Church (L, 0             7.00    4    4    3    2    4    1
Ernie Nevel                    2.00    2    0    0    0    0    0

SO--Bill Bruton, Bob Buhl, Sid Gordon, Andy Pafko, Bobby
Adams, Bubba Church (2), Jim Greengrass, Bob Marquis, Roy
McMillan (2). BB--Jack Dittmer, Sid Gordon, Bobby Adams,
Andy Seminick (2).

LATE GAME COLLAPSE SINKS BROOKLYN

dusty-rhodesUsually a six run lead going into the last few frames is enough to pick up a win, but Brooklyn found a way to squander a victory, allowing seven runs over the last three innings.

Dodger Billy Loes was in control early on, scattering three hits and no runs over six innings against the winless Giants. The bats of Brooklyn, on the other hand, were alive and full of hits, producing nine hits and six runs in the first six innings. Three of those runs came courtesy of Pee Wee Reese's bat in the fourth when he took a Ruben Gomez curveball deep to left field for a round tripper. Gomez, making his major league début, was pulled after five innings, allowing seven hits and six runs, a loss all but given.

The Giants rallied around their rookie pitcher, though, and exploded for four runs in the seventh, capped off by an Al Dark three-run homer. Jim Hughes relieved Loes to stop the bleeding in the seventh. The Giants, however, were intent on winning this game and in the bottom of the eighth, hit back-t0-back home runs courtesy of Hank Thompson and Bobby Thomson.

Giant reliever Al Corwin shut out the Bums in the eighth and ninth, allowing New York to cap off its improbable comeback. In the bottom of the ninth, down by a run, Davey Williams singled with one out. After moving to second on a fielder's choice, Monte Irvin smacked a single to bring Williams home for the winning run. The victory is New York's first of the season.

BROOKLYN DODGERS (6) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (7)

BROOKLYN DODGERS     AB  R  H BI  NEW YORK GIANTS      AB  R  H BI
Jim Gilliam           4  2  2  0  Davey Williams        5  2  3  1  
Peewee Reese          5  1  2  3  Al Dark               5  1  1  3  
Jackie Robinson       4  1  1  0  Monte Irvin           5  0  1  1  
Duke Snider           4  0  2  2  Hank Thompson         4  1  1  1  
Roy Campanella        4  0  0  0  Bobby Thomson         4  1  1  1  
Gil Hodges            4  1  0  0  Whitey Lockman        4  0  2  0  
George Shuba          4  0  2  1  Wes Westrum           3  1  2  0  
Don Thompson          4  0  0  0  Daryl Spencer         4  0  0  0  
Billy Loes            2  1  0  0  Ruben Gomez           0  0  0  0  
 Jim Hughes           1  0  0  0   Tookie Gilbert       1  0  1  0  
                                   Dusty Rhodes         1  1  0  0  
                                   Al Corwin            1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               36  6  9  6  TOTALS               37  7 12  7

BROOKLYN DODGERS              101 310 000 -- 6  
NEW YORK GIANTS               000 000 421 -- 7  

LOB--BROOKLYN DODGERS 7, NEW YORK GIANTS 6. ERR--Bobby
Thomson. 2B--George Shuba 2 (2), Duke Snider (2), Wes Westrum (1).
HR--Peewee Reese (1), Al Dark (1), Bobby Thomson (1), Hank Thompson (1).

 BROOKLYN DODGERS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Billy Loes                     6.67    8    4    4    2    1    1
Jim Hughes (L, 0-1)            2.00    4    3    3    0    1    2
 NEW YORK GIANTS            
Ruben Gomez                    5.00    7    6    6    3    3    1
Frank Hiller                   2.00    2    0    0    0    0    0
Al Corwin (W, 1-0)             2.00    0    0    0    1    1    0

SO--Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges, Duke Snider, Don Thompson,
Al Corwin, Monte Irvin. BB--Jim Gilliam, Billy Loes, Jackie
Robinson, Duke Snider, Ruben Gomez, Wes Westrum.

 PHILLIES SMACK FOUR HOME RUNS IN WIN

Stan LopataHalf of Philadelphia's eight hits cleared the fences as the Phils topped the Pirates, 6-4. Stan Lopata got Philly on the board early, depositing Paul LaPalme offering into the left field bleachers for a solo home run in the second. Granny Hamner added his own solo home run in the fourth. Del Ennis clubbed his second home run of the season, a two-run doozy in the fifth to put the Phils up by four runs.

Pittsburgh rallied back in the sixth thanks in large part to a two-run homer from Frank Thomas to bring the Pirates within a run. Earl Torgeson, however, provided some insurance for Philadelphia, driving the ball over the right field wall, a solo shot and the fourth home run of the day for the Fightin' Phils.

Reliever Andy Hansen, who replaced starter Karl Drews in the sixth, pitched four innings of two-hit ball, extinguishing any hope Pittsburgh had of picking up the win. Drews squeaked out a win, while Hansen was credited with the rare four-inning save. Philadelphia has now won their first three games of the season.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (6) AT PITTSBURGH PIRATES (4)

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIE AB  R  H BI  PITTSBURGH PIRATES   AB  R  H BI
Tommy Glaviano        4  1  0  0  Cal Abrams            2  0  0  0  
Richie Ashburn        4  1  2  0  Johnny O'Brien        5  0  1  0  
Earl Torgeson         5  1  1  2  Ralph Kiner           4  2  1  1  
Del Ennis             4  1  1  2  Frank Thomas          4  1  1  2  
Granny Hamner         4  1  1  1  Danny O'Connell       3  1  1  0  
Johnny Wyrostek       4  0  1  0  Dick Cole             4  0  1  0  
Stan Lopata           3  1  2  1  Ed Fitzgerald         3  0  0  1  
Willie Jones          3  0  0  0  Catfish Metkovich     3  0  0  0  
Karl Drews            3  0  0  0  Paul LaPalme          2  0  1  0  
 Andy Hansen          1  0  0  0   Joe Garagiola        1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               35  6  8  6  TOTALS               31  4  6  4

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES         011 120 100 -- 6  
PITTSBURGH PIRATES            000 103 000 -- 4  

LOB--PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 6, PITTSBURGH PIRATES 8.
ERR--Tommy Glaviano, Catfish Metkovich. 2B--Stan Lopata (1),
Dick Cole (1). HR--Del Ennis (2), Granny Hamner (1), Stan Lopata (1), Earl
Torgeson (1), Ralph Kiner (1), Frank Thomas (1). SACF--Ed Fitzgerald.
SACB--Paul LaPalme.

 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES           IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Karl Drews (W, 1-0)            5.00    4    4    4    4    2    2
Andy Hansen (S, 1)             4.00    2    0    0    2    3    0
 PITTSBURGH PIRATES         
Paul LaPalme (L, 0-1)          8.00    8    6    6    4    5    4
Paul Pettit                    1.00    0    0    0    0    0    0

SO--Tommy Glaviano, Granny Hamner, Andy Hansen, Stan Lopata,
Johnny Wyrostek, Cal Abrams, Catfish Metkovich, Johnny
O'Brien, Danny O'Connell, Frank Thomas. BB--Richie Ashburn,
Tommy Glaviano, Willie Jones, Stan Lopata, Cal Abrams (3),
Ralph Kiner, Catfish Metkovich, Danny O'Connell.

MINNER SHARP; JACKSON PERFECT AT THE PLATE IN CUBS WIN

Paul MinnerThe Cubbies traveled to St. Louis today to try to extend their early season winning streak to three in a row. Chicago sent lanky left-hander Paul Minner to the mound to square off against fellow southpaw Wilmer "Vineger Bend" Mizell, the hard-throwin', if erratic, youngster from Mississippi.

The Cards hit Minner early, with two runs in the first thanks to back-to-back doubles by Slaughter and Musial, the latter of which was Stan The Man's first hit and RBI's of the season. That was all the scoring the Cards would get as Minner settled into a groove, throwing six more innings of four-hit shutout ball.

Mizell was equal to Minner through seven, tossing five-hit ball, but began to show fatigue in the eighth, allowing a leadoff triple to Hal Jeffcoat. After walking pinch-hitter Bill Serana, Mizell was lifted for Mike Clark, who was unsuccessful in preserving the lead, giving up an RBI single to Eddie Miksis and a sacrifice fly to Preston Ward, in for the injured Dee Fondy.

Jim Willis relieved Minner and shut down the Cards for the final six outs, earning his first save and giving Minner his well-earned win. Randy Jackson finished the day perfect at the plate, collecting four hits in four at-bats, including an RBI double.

Chicago has now won four straight. Cubs first baseman Dee Fondy left the game in the first with an undisclosed injury; he is expected to miss a handful of games. Cards shortstop Solly Hemus left the game in the third after tweaking his back on a swing. Manager Eddie Stanky was forced to enter the game to fill in.

CHICAGO CUBS (4) AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (2)

CHICAGO CUBS         AB  R  H BI  ST. LOUIS CARDINALS  AB  R  H BI
Frank Baumholtz       5  1  0  0  Solly Hemus           2  1  1  0  
Eddie Miksis          4  0  1  1   Eddie Stanky         1  0  0  0  
Dee Fondy             1  0  0  0  Red Schoendienst      4  0  2  0  
 Preston Ward         2  0  0  1  Enos Slaughter        4  1  1  0  
Hank Sauer            3  1  0  0  Stan Musial           3  0  1  2  
Randy Jackson         4  1  4  1  Ray Jablonski         4  0  0  0  
Clyde McCullough      4  0  1  0  Steve Bilko           4  0  0  0  
Roy Smalley           2  0  1  1  Ferrell Anderson      4  0  1  0  
Hal Jeffcoat          4  0  1  0  Rip Repulski          4  0  1  0  
Paul Minner           2  0  0  0  Vinegar Bend Mizell   2  0  0  0  
 Bill Serena          0  1  0  0   Hal Rice             1  0  0  0  
 Jim Willis           0  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               31  4  8  4  TOTALS               33  2  7  2

CHICAGO CUBS                  000 100 021 -- 4  
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS           200 000 000 -- 2  

LOB--CHICAGO CUBS 6, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 7. ERR--Clyde
McCullough, Ferrell Anderson, Eddie Stanky. 2B--Randy
Jackson (2), Stan Musial (1), Enos Slaughter (1). 3B--Hal Jeffcoat (1).
SACF--Roy Smalley, Preston Ward. SACB--Vinegar Bend Mizell.

 CHICAGO CUBS                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Paul Minner (W)                7.00    7    2    2    2    4    0
Jim Willis (S)                 2.00    0    0    0    0    1    0
 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS        
Vinegar Bend Mizell (L)        7.00    5    3    2    3    0    0
Mike Clark                     2.00    3    1    1    1    0    0

SO--Steve Bilko (2), Solly Hemus, Vinegar Bend Mizell, Rip
Repulski. BB--Hank Sauer, Bill Serena, Roy Smalley, Jim
Willis, Stan Musial, Eddie Stanky.

BROWNS NEED FOURTEEN TO BEAT WHITE SOX

Don LenhardtIt took St. Louis extra innings, but after fourteen frames, the Browns were able to put the White Sox away and earn their second win of the season.

Hurlers on both sides of the field were effective in keeping the scoreboard at zeros although allowing plenty of base runners. Twenty-one year old Mike Fornieles pitched eight strong innings but was ultimately done in by a costly two-base error by first baseman Ferris Fain. With the bases loaded and two outs, Jim Dyck hit a grounder to Fain who hurried the toss to first, wildly throwing the ball over Fornieles head, allowing a pair to cross home plate.

Reliever Marlin Stuart, who was effective for 2 1/3 innings, was unable to wrap up the victory for Duane Pillette. With one out in the bottom of the ninth, the Sox belted out three straight doubles, the last of which scored the tying run. As the innings piled up, fans wondered if there ever would be a winner. Finally, in the top of the fourteenth, St. Louis pinch hitter Don Lenhardt drove a Gene Bearden fast ball out past the center field wall. That was enough for Hal White who closed the door on Chicago to end the game.

ST. LOUIS BROWNS (3) AT CHICAGO WHITE SOX (2)

ST. LOUIS BROWNS     AB  R  H BI  CHICAGO WHITE SOX    AB  R  H BI
Johnny Groth          6  0  2  0  Nellie Fox            7  0  1  0  
Dick Kokos            6  0  1  0  Ferris Fain           5  1  3  0  
Vic Wertz             7  0  1  0  Minnie Minoso         7  1  3  1  
Dick Kryhoski         5  0  1  0  Jim Rivera            7  0  1  1  
Clint Courtney        5  1  2  0  Sam Mele              7  0  0  0  
Bobby Young           5  1  1  0  Chico Carrasquel      6  0  1  0  
Billy Hunter          6  0  2  0  Red Wilson            4  0  2  0  
Jim Dyck              6  0  1  0  Rocky Krsnich         5  0  0  0  
Duane Pillette        2  0  0  0  Mike Fornieles        3  0  2  0  
 Marlin Stuart        2  0  0  0   Sherm Lollar         1  0  0  0  
 Mike Blyzka          1  0  0  0   Gene Bearden         2  0  0  0  
 Don Lenhardt         1  1  1  1                                    
TOTALS               52  3 12  1  TOTALS               54  2 13  2

ST. LOUIS BROWNS              000 000 020 000 01 -- 3  
CHICAGO WHITE SOX             000 000 002 000 00 -- 2  

LOB--ST. LOUIS BROWNS 12, CHICAGO WHITE SOX 15. ERR--Dick
Kryhoski, Bobby Young, Ferris Fain. 2B--Johnny Groth (1), Ferris
Fain 2 (2), Mike Fornieles (1), Minnie Minoso (1), Jim Rivera (2). HR--Don
Lenhardt (1).

 ST. LOUIS BROWNS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Duane Pillette                 5.33    8    0    0    4    1    0
Marlin Stuart                  3.67    3    2    2    0    1    0
Mike Blyzka (W, 1-0)           4.00    2    0    0    1    1    0
Hal White (S, 1)               1.00    0    0    0    0    0    0
 CHICAGO WHITE SOX          
Mike Fornieles                 8.00   11    2    0    2    3    0
Luis Aloma                     1.00    0    0    0    1    0    0
Gene Bearden (L, 0-1)          5.00    1    1    1    2    3    1

SO--Jim Dyck, Dick Kokos (3), Vic Wertz (2), Gene Bearden,
Nellie Fox, Sam Mele. BB--Clint Courtney, Johnny Groth, Dick
Kokos, Dick Kryhoski, Bobby Young, Ferris Fain (2), Rocky
Krsnich, Red Wilson (2).

GARCIA BLANKS TIGERS; DOBY AND MITCHELL DO IT AGAIN

Mike GarciaIt may only be two games into the Cleveland season but they are in mid-season form. Starter Mike Garcia and the rest of the Indians were simply too much for the Tigers to handle.

It was evident early on that Detroit pitcher Ted Gray did not have control of his stuff, surrendering three runs in the first inning. The runs kept coming when in the third, Doby and Mitchell each hit a solo home run, their second and third respectively. In the seventh, Cleveland tacked on another four runs, led by a Bobby Avila two-run home run. They tacked on one more for good measure in the ninth.

On the mound, Garcia was sharp as a tack, twirling a four-hit, no walk, seven strikeout shutout, easily the best game pitched this young season. Doby, Mitchell, and Avila, in addition to their home runs, went a combined nine for fifteen. George Strickland ended the day with a trio of RBIs.

CLEVELAND INDIANS (10) AT DETROIT TIGERS (0)

CLEVELAND INDIANS    AB  R  H BI  DETROIT TIGERS       AB  R  H BI
Bobby Avila           5  2  2  2  Jim Delsing           4  0  1  0  
Dale Mitchell         5  4  3  1  Johnny Pesky          4  0  0  0  
Al Rosen              5  1  1  0  Walt Dropo            4  0  1  0  
Larry Doby            5  2  4  2  Bob Nieman            4  0  1  0  
Ray Boone             5  0  1  1  Matt Batts            3  0  1  0  
George Strickland     4  0  2  3  Fred Hatfield         3  0  0  0  
Harry Simpson         4  0  0  0  Don Lund              3  0  0  0  
Jim Hegan             4  0  0  0  Owen Friend           3  0  0  0  
Mike Garcia           3  1  1  0  Ted Gray              2  0  0  0  
                                   Bud Souchock         1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               40 10 14  9  TOTALS               31  0  4  0

CLEVELAND INDIANS             302 000 401 -- 10 
DETROIT TIGERS                000 000 000 -- 0  

LOB--CLEVELAND INDIANS 5, DETROIT TIGERS 4. ERR--Matt Batts,
Johnny Pesky. 2B--Walt Dropo (3). HR--Bobby Avila (1), Larry Doby (2),
Dale Mitchell (3). SACF--George Strickland.

 CLEVELAND INDIANS               IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Mike Garcia (W, 1-0)           9.00    4    0    0    0    7    0
 DETROIT TIGERS             
Ted Gray (L, 0-1)              6.00   11    8    7    0    7    3
Dave Madison                   2.00    2    1    1    1    1    0
Ray Herbert                    1.00    1    1    0    0    0    0

SO--Larry Doby, Mike Garcia (2), Jim Hegan, Al Rosen (2),
Harry Simpson (2), Jim Delsing, Owen Friend (2), Ted Gray,
Fred Hatfield, Bob Nieman, Bud Souchock. BB--Mike Garcia.

ZERNIAL BELTS A PAIR; A'S DOWN RED SOX

Gus ZernialGus Zernial's two home runs and Ed McGhee's three-run shot were enough to slide past the Boston Red Sox today. Pitching was less than stellar on both sides and defensive play was sloppy throughout the contest, with each team allowing a dozen or so base runners and seven unearned runs.

Big Gus Zernial slugged two long balls, one in the second and one in the third, to put his team up through the first six. With two outs in the seventh, though, Marion Fricano tired and served up a three-run four-bagger to Boston's Sammy White, giving them a two run lead. In the bottom half of the inning, Milt Bolling's throwing error with two outs allowed the A's to keep the inning going. The gaffe was huge as Pete Suder followed with a single and rookie Ed McGhee pounded the Bill Kennedy curve deep into the left field stands.

Carl Scheib pitched the final two innings, retiring each of the six batters he faced in order and earning the save. Fricano picked up his first win of the season.

BOSTON RED SOX (6) AT PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS (7)

BOSTON RED SOX       AB  R  H BI  PHILADELPHIA ATHLETI AB  R  H BI
Billy Goodman         4  2  0  0  Joe DeMaestri         4  0  2  0  
Jim Piersall          5  1  3  0  Dave Philley          5  1  1  0  
Tom Umphlett          5  1  2  1  Joe Astroth           5  1  1  1  
Dick Gernert          4  1  1  2  Gus Zernial           5  2  2  3  
Sammy White           4  1  1  3  Eddie Robinson        5  1  2  0  
Milt Bolling          3  0  1  0  Pete Suder            4  1  2  0  
Hal Brown             4  0  0  0  Ed McGhee             4  1  2  3  
Ted Lepcio            3  0  0  0  Elmer Valo            3  0  0  0  
Gene Stephens         4  0  0  0  Marion Fricano        2  0  0  0  
                                   Eddie Joost          0  0  0  0  
TOTALS               36  6  8  6  TOTALS               37  7 12  7

BOSTON RED SOX                200 010 300 -- 6  
PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS        013 000 30x -- 7  

LOB--BOSTON RED SOX 7, PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS 10. ERR--Milt
Bolling, Dick Gernert, Joe DeMaestri (2), Eddie Robinson.
3B--Joe DeMaestri (3). HR--Sammy White (1), Ed McGhee (1), Gus Zernial 2
(2). SB--Dave Philley.

 BOSTON RED SOX                  IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Hal Brown (L, 0-1)             6.67   11    7    4    3    0    3
Bill Kennedy                   1.33    1    0    0    1    0    0
 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS     
Marion Fricano (W, 1-0)        7.00    8    6    3    4    2    1
Carl Scheib (S, 1)             2.00    0    0    0    0    1    0

SO--Hal Brown, Dick Gernert, Gene Stephens. BB--Milt
Bolling, Dick Gernert, Billy Goodman, Ted Lepcio, Joe
DeMaestri, Marion Fricano, Eddie Joost, Elmer Valo.

VERNON'S TWO LONG BALLS, MARRERO MAKE LIFE MISERABLE FOR NEW YORK

Mickey VernonLife without Yogi and Scooter proved to be difficult today as the New York Yankees fell to the Washington Senator's, 4-2. Forty-one year old Cuban Connie Marrero dazzled on the mound for the Senators, tossing a complete nine innings, allowing just four hits. The Yanks tagged him for two runs in the sixth, thanks to a Joe Collins two-run homer, but the rest of the Bronx nine could barely reach first against the righty.

The two runs would not be enough for a victory today, as Washington's Mickey Vernon cracked two four-baggers, accounting for three of the four runs. The final run was off the bat of Eddie Yost, a solo home run in the fifth. Yost also added two walks, bringing his league leading total to nine.

The win for Washington puts them at .500 for the season. New York has dropped their last two. Vic Rashi picked up the loss, giving up four runs in eight innings.

NEW YORK YANKEES (2) AT WASHINGTON SENATORS (4)

NEW YORK YANKEES     AB  R  H BI  WASHINGTON SENATORS  AB  R  H BI
Gil McDougald         3  1  0  0  Eddie Yost            2  2  1  1  
Joe Collins           4  1  2  2  Pete Runnels          4  0  0  0  
Hank Bauer            3  0  1  0  Mickey Vernon         4  2  2  3  
Mickey Mantle         4  0  0  0  Jackie Jensen         3  0  1  0  
Irv Noren             4  0  1  0  Jim Busby             4  0  2  0  
Billy Martin          4  0  0  0  Wayne Terwilliger     3  0  0  0  
Charlie Silvera       3  0  0  0  Mickey Grasso         4  0  1  0  
Loren Babe            3  0  0  0  Mel Hoderlein         4  0  1  0  
Vic Raschi            2  0  0  0  Connie Marrero        3  0  0  0  
TOTALS               30  2  4  2  TOTALS               31  4  8  4

NEW YORK YANKEES              000 002 000 -- 2  
WASHINGTON SENATORS           200 010 10x -- 4  

LOB--NEW YORK YANKEES 4, WASHINGTON SENATORS 7. ERR--Mickey
Grasso. 2B--Joe Collins (1). HR--Joe Collins (1), Mickey Vernon 2 (2),
Eddie Yost (1). SACB--Vic Raschi. SB--Eddie Yost.

 NEW YORK YANKEES                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Vic Raschi (L, 0-1)                 8.00    8    4    4    4    4    3
 WASHINGTON SENATORS        
Connie Marrero (W, 1-0)             9.00    4    2    2    2    4    1

SO--Loren Babe, Mickey Mantle, Vic Raschi, Charlie Silvera,
Mel Hoderlein (2), Jackie Jensen, Connie Marrero. BB--Hank
Bauer, Gil McDougald, Jackie Jensen, Wayne Terwilliger,
Eddie Yost (2).


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APRIL 17, 1953

REDS STILL WINLESS; DROP FIFTH STRAIGHT

Jim WilsonCincinnati's early season woes continued as they dropped their fifth straight game to open the '53 season. Pitcher Joe Nuxhall was not sharp in his season début, struggling with his control. He tossed eight innings of seven-hit ball, but walked five Braves, a combination that led to a pair of runs.

That was all the Milwaukee staff needed, as starters Jim Wilson and relievers Lew Burdette and Ernie Johnson combined to give up a single run to the struggling Reds. Cincy had a chance to put multiple runs on the board in the bottom of the six, loading the bases with no outs. Burdette was effective, though, giving up just a sacrifice fly to Big Klu and retiring Greengrass and Marshall.

Joe Ad****, the hottest hitter in the majors, took the collar, going hitless in five at-bats. Teammate Sid Gordon collected a trio of hits. Starting pitching Wilson earned his first win and contributed at the plate, smacking two doubles. Ernie Johnson earned a save.

MILWAUKEE BRAVES (4) AT CINCINNATI REDS (1)

MILWAUKEE BRAVES     AB  R  H BI  CINCINNATI REDS      AB  R  H BI
Bill Bruton           4  0  0  0  Rocky Bridges         3  1  0  0  
Johnny Logan          3  1  0  1  Bobby Adams           4  0  2  0  
Eddie Mathews         2  1  0  0  Gus Bell              3  0  1  0  
Sid Gordon            5  0  3  1  Ted Kluszewski        3  0  1  1  
Andy Pafko            4  0  1  1  Jim Greengrass        4  0  0  0  
Joe Ad****            5  0  0  0  Willard Marshall      4  0  1  0  
Jack Dittmer          4  1  1  0  Andy Seminick         4  0  2  0  
Ebba St. Claire       3  1  1  0  Roy McMillan          3  0  1  0  
Jim Wilson            3  0  2  1   Bob Marquis          1  0  0  0  
 Jim Pendleton        0  0  0  0  Joe Nuxhall           3  0  0  0  
                                   Bob Borkowski        1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               33  4  8  4  TOTALS               33  1  8  1

MILWAUKEE BRAVES              020 000 002 -- 4  
CINCINNATI REDS               000 001 000 -- 1  

LOB--MILWAUKEE BRAVES 11, CINCINNATI REDS 8. ERR--Ebba St.
Claire, Ted Kluszewski, Roy McMillan. 2B--Jim Wilson 2 (2).
SACF--Johnny Logan, Andy Pafko, Ted Kluszewski.

 MILWAUKEE BRAVES                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Jim Wilson (W, 1-0)            5.00    5    1    1    2    4    0
Lew Burdette                   2.00    1    0    0    0    0    0
Ernie Johnson (S, 1)           2.00    2    0    0    0    0    0
 CINCINNATI REDS            
Joe Nuxhall (L, 0-1)           8.00    7    2    2    5    4    0
Frank Smith                    1.00    1    2    2    2    0    0

SO--Joe Ad**** (2), Bill Bruton (2), Rocky Bridges (2), Jim
Greengrass, Roy McMillan. BB--Bill Bruton, Johnny Logan,
Eddie Mathews (3), Jim Pendleton, Ebba St. Claire, Gus Bell,
Rocky Bridges.

SNIDER FIVE HITS IN DODGER BLOWOUT

Duke SniderThe Dodgers erupted for eighteen hits and sixteen runs today against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds. The Giants pitching staff had no answer for the red-hot lumber of Brooklyn, buoyed by the return of right fielder Carl Furillo to the lineup.

Giants pitcher Sal Maglie, a two-time All-Star, got lit up for eight runs, seven earned, in just four innings. The bullpen provided zero relief, letting an additional nine runs cross home plate over five innings. Leading the way for Brooklyn was fan favorite Duke Snider, who finished the contest with five hits in six at-bats. Snider smacked his first home run of the season, added a triple, and chipped in with four RBIs. First baseman Gil Hodges, also hit his first home run of the season and knocked in three. Furillo, in his return, showed little rust, collecting three doubles.

New York's bats were up to the offensive challenge, themselves scoring ten runs. Wes Westrum crushed his first home run of the year and added four RBIs, while Tookie Gilbert his a pinch-hit three-run home run. Despite the outburst from the Giants, it was simply not enough.

Preacher Roe picked up the win. Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese swiped a bag, their first of the year. Roy Campanella left the game in the second due to an upset stomach. Replacement Rube Walker was also forced from the game after twisting his ankle; utility infielder Bobby Young was forced into catching duty. Giant Daryl Spencer was also bit by the injury bug and will miss a game.

BROOKLYN DODGERS (17) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (10)

BROOKLYN DODGERS     AB  R  H BI  NEW YORK GIANTS      AB  R  H BI
Jim Gilliam           6  2  2  0  Davey Williams        6  1  2  1  
Peewee Reese          4  3  1  0  Al Dark               6  0  1  0  
Jackie Robinson       4  2  2  3  Monte Irvin           5  1  1  0  
Duke Snider           6  3  5  4  Hank Thompson         4  2  2  0  
Roy Campanella        1  0  0  0  Bobby Thomson         5  2  3  0  
 Rube Walker          3  1  0  0  Whitey Lockman        4  1  2  0  
 Bobby Morgan         2  1  1  1  Wes Westrum           5  1  2  4  
Gil Hodges            2  3  2  3  Daryl Spencer         3  0  0  0  
Carl Furillo          6  1  3  2   Bobby Hofman         1  1  1  1  
Billy Cox             4  1  2  2  Sal Maglie            2  0  0  0  
Preacher Roe          3  0  0  0   Frank Hiller         0  0  0  0  
 Bill Antonello       1  0  0  0   Sal Yvars            1  0  0  0  
 Joe Black            1  0  0  1   Dusty Rhodes         1  0  0  0  
                                   Tookie Gilbert       1  1  1  3  
TOTALS               43 17 18 16  TOTALS               44 10 15  9

BROOKLYN DODGERS              020 242 502 -- 17 
NEW YORK GIANTS               100 030 105 -- 10 

LOB--BROOKLYN DODGERS 11, NEW YORK GIANTS 10. ERR--Roy
Campanella, Gil Hodges, Sal Maglie. 2B--Billy Cox (1), Carl
Furillo 3 (3), Bobby Hofman (2), Monte Irvin (4). 3B--Jackie Robinson (1),
Duke Snider (1). HR--Gil Hodges (1), Duke Snider (1), Tookie Gilbert (1),
Wes Westrum (1), Davey Williams (1). SACF--Joe Black, Jackie
Robinson. SB--Peewee Reese (1), Jackie Robinson (1).

 BROOKLYN DODGERS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Preacher Roe (W, 1-0)          6.00    8    4    3    1    4    1
Joe Black                      3.00    7    6    6    2    0    2
 NEW YORK GIANTS            
Sal Maglie (L, 0-1)            4.00    7    8    7    3    4    2
Frank Hiller                   2.00    4    2    2    2    1    0
Monte Kennedy                  1.00    5    5    5    2    0    0
Max Lanier                     2.00    2    2    2    3    1    0

SO--Carl Furillo, Peewee Reese (2), Jackie Robinson,
Preacher Roe, Rube Walker, Sal Maglie, Wes Westrum (2),
Davey Williams. BB--Billy Cox (2), Jim Gilliam, Gil Hodges
(4), Peewee Reese (2), Jackie Robinson, Bobby Hofman, Whitey
Lockman, Hank Thompson.

CLARK PINCH HIT HOMER SPARKS PHILLIES COMEBACK

Richie AshburnThe Pittsburgh Pirates and Bob Friend had Philadelphia on the line for their first loss of the season but could not hold on as the Fightin' Phils rallied back to stay unbeaten. With a 3-2 lead heading into the seventh inning, Friend allowed three straight hits with the Wyrostek base knock driving in the tying run and ending Friend's day on the mound. After getting Willie Jones to line out, skipper Steve O'Neill called upon Mel Clark to pinch hit for his pitcher Jim Konstanty. O'Neill took the Waugh offering to deep left field for a three-run home run. Philly reliever Steve Ridzik retired the next six batters he retired.

In the top of the ninth, already up by three, the Phillies exploded for five runs including three home runs. Ridzik, equally as brilliant at the plate as on the mound, smacked his first career home run. The light hitting Richie Ashburn turned on a fastball and deposited it into the right field stands, his second of the day and first multi-homer game of his career. Del Ennis finished the derby with one of his own, the third of the season.

Ridzik was perfect in the ninth, earning a save while Konstanty picked up the win. Pittsburgh third baseman Danny O'Connell left the game fourth and is expected to miss about a week. Newly acquired Eddie Pellagrini, picked up off waivers, replaced him and took the collar at the plate.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (11) AT PITTSBURGH PIRATES (3)

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIE AB  R  H BI  PITTSBURGH PIRATES   AB  R  H BI
Connie Ryan           4  1  1  0  Cal Abrams            5  0  0  0  
Richie Ashburn        4  2  3  3  Johnny O'Brien        4  1  1  0  
Earl Torgeson         5  0  1  0  Ralph Kiner           3  0  0  0  
Del Ennis             5  1  1  1  Frank Thomas          3  1  1  1  
Granny Hamner         5  2  3  0  Danny O'Connell       2  0  0  0  
Smoky Burgess         4  1  2  1   Eddie Pellagrini     2  0  0  0  
Johnny Wyrostek       4  1  1  1  Paul Smith            4  1  3  1  
Willie Jones          5  1  1  0  Mike Sandlock         4  0  2  0  
Jim Konstanty         2  0  0  0  Eddie O'Brien         4  0  1  1  
 Mel Clark            1  1  1  3  Bob Friend            2  0  0  0  
 Steve Ridzik         1  1  1  2   Johnny Lindell       1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               40 11 15 11  TOTALS               34  3  8  3

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES         010 001 405 -- 11 
PITTSBURGH PIRATES            010 110 000 -- 3  

LOB--PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 6, PITTSBURGH PIRATES 7.
2B--Smoky Burgess (1), Paul Smith (2). 3B--Granny Hamner (1). HR--Richie
Ashburn 2 (2), Mel Clark (1), Del Ennis (3), Steve Ridzik (1). SACF--Smoky
Burgess. SACB--Bob Friend. SB--Eddie O'Brien (1).

 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES           IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Jim Konstanty (W, 1-0)         6.00    8    3    3    2    3    0
Steve Ridzik (S, 1)            3.00    0    0    0    0    1    0
 PITTSBURGH PIRATES         
Bob Friend (L, 0-1)            6.00    8    5    5    0    2    1
Jim Waugh                      2.67    6    6    6    2    0    4
Paul Pettit                    0.33    1    0    0    1    0    0

SO--Jim Konstanty (2), Cal Abrams, Danny O'Connell, Eddie
Pellagrini, Frank Thomas. BB--Richie Ashburn, Johnny
Wyrostek, Connie Ryan, Ralph Kiner, Frank Thomas.

ROGOVIN CAN'T HOLD ON; BROWNS RALLY

Dick LittlefieldSaul Rogovin looked sharped in his season début against the St. Louis, but it was Browns hurler Dick Littlefield who came away with the victory. Littlefield, the lefty from Michigan, was every part the equal, tossing seven innings of five-hit ball.

The White Sox struck first, scoring a pair of runs in the first thanks to a two-run home run from "Jungle" Jim Rivera, his first of the year. The Browns responded in the third with an RBI single from Billy Hunter to cut the deficit in half, but Rogovin kept the St. Louis batters off-balance over the next five innings. Littlefield matched his counterparts performance, dealing zeros through seven.

After giving up a leadoff single to Kryhoski in the eight, Rogovin retired the next two batters. With two outs and a man on first, Rogovin walked Young and gave up an RBI single to Hunter. With runners on first and third, Fritz Dorish relieved the tiring pitcher, hoping to end the inning with a tie ball game. Don Lenhardt pinch hit for the pitcher Littlefield and roped an RBI single to right, giving the Browns a 3-2 lead.

Reliever and ageless wonder Satchel Paige entered the game in the bottom of the inning and sent the Sox back to the dugout. St. Louis left fielder Dick Kokos clubbed his first home run in the ninth, giving the Browns an insurance run. Paige recorded the final three outs for his first save, preserving Littlefield's first win of the season.

Minnie Minoso of Chicago swiped three bags. Infielder Nellie Fox came up limping in the second but remained in the game.

ST. LOUIS BROWNS (4) AT CHICAGO WHITE SOX (2)

ST. LOUIS BROWNS     AB  R  H BI  CHICAGO WHITE SOX    AB  R  H BI
Johnny Groth          5  0  0  0  Nellie Fox            4  0  0  0  
Dick Kokos            4  1  2  1  Ferris Fain           3  0  1  0  
Vic Wertz             5  0  0  0  Minnie Minoso         3  1  2  0  
Dick Kryhoski         5  1  2  0  Jim Rivera            4  1  1  2  
Bob Elliott           4  1  0  0  Sam Mele              4  0  0  0  
Les Moss              4  0  1  0  Sherm Lollar          3  0  1  0  
Bobby Young           3  1  1  0  Vern Stephens         4  0  0  0  
Billy Hunter          3  0  2  2  Chico Carrasquel      3  0  0  0  
Dick Littlefield      1  0  0  0  Saul Rogovin          3  0  0  0  
 Don Lenhardt         1  0  1  1   Tom Wright           1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               35  4  9  4  TOTALS               32  2  5  2

ST. LOUIS BROWNS              010 000 021 -- 4  
CHICAGO WHITE SOX             200 000 000 -- 2  

LOB--ST. LOUIS BROWNS 10, CHICAGO WHITE SOX 7. ERR--Bobby
Young, Vern Stephens. 2B--Sherm Lollar (1). HR--Dick Kokos (1), Jim
Rivera (1). SACB--Dick Littlefield (2). SB--Minnie Minoso 3 (3).

 ST. LOUIS BROWNS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Dick Littlefield (W, 1-0)      7.00    5    2    2    2    5    1
Satchel Paige (S, 1)           2.00    0    0    0    2    2    0
 CHICAGO WHITE SOX          
Saul Rogovin (L, 0-1)          7.67    7    3    3    4    4    0
Fritz Dorish                   1.33    2    1    1    0    2    1

SO--Bob Elliott (2), Johnny Groth, Dick Kokos, Dick
Kryhoski, Dick Littlefield, Ferris Fain, Sam Mele, Jim
Rivera, Saul Rogovin (3), Vern Stephens. BB--Bob Elliott,
Billy Hunter, Dick Kokos, Bobby Young, Chico Carrasquel,
Ferris Fain, Sherm Lollar, Minnie Minoso.

TRIBE TAKES IT IN THE TENTH

Larry DobyThe Cleveland Indians extended their modest win string, taking a victory away from Detroit in ten innings. Neither Early Wynn nor Art Houtteman brought their "A" game to the park today as both were knocked around.

Cleveland slugger Larry Doby continued his hot start, smacking a two-run home run in the first, his third of the season. The Indians tacked on an additional two runs through the next three, while Detroit was able to answer back with runs in the first and second. In the bottom of the sixth, with the Tigers down 4-2, Jerry Priddy turned on a Wynn fast ball, sending it deep to left field for a three-run long ball. His first of the season gave the Tigers a 5-4 lead which they added to the following inning courtesy of a Harvey Kuenn RBI double.

The Tribe responded in the eight with two runs coming off the bat of Wally Westlake. With one on, Westlake hit the ball deep enough to center to just clear the fence. Both Wynn and Houtteman exited the game at the end of eight, tied at six each. Detroit righty reliever Ray Herbert entered the tenth and immediately surrendered a single Westlake. After a fielder's choice, Cleveland laced four straight singles, good for a pair of runs and the lead. Bob Hooper finished up the game for the Indians, retiring the Tigers and earning the win.

Early Wynn struck out a league best nine while also walking a league worst seven in the no decision. Cleveland has opened the season 3-0 and face Chicago tomorrow. The loss drops Detroit to 1-3 and will host St. Louis for a double-header.

CLEVELAND INDIANS (8) AT DETROIT TIGERS (6)

CLEVELAND INDIANS    AB  R  H BI  DETROIT TIGERS       AB  R  H BI
Bobby Avila           5  1  3  2  Harvey Kuenn          5  1  3  1  
Dale Mitchell         4  0  2  2  Joe Ginsberg          5  0  1  1  
Al Rosen              5  0  0  0  Fred Hatfield         6  0  3  0  
Larry Doby            5  2  2  2  Jim Delsing           4  0  1  0  
Ray Boone             5  0  1  0  Walt Dropo            4  0  1  1  
Wally Westlake        4  1  2  2  Bob Nieman            4  1  0  0  
Jim Hegan             5  1  1  0  Don Lund              6  2  3  0  
George Strickland     5  1  3  0  Jerry Priddy          4  2  2  3  
Early Wynn            3  1  1  0  Art Houtteman         4  0  0  0  
 Bob Hooper           1  1  1  0   Johnny Pesky         0  0  0  0  
TOTALS               42  8 16  8  TOTALS               42  6 14  6

CLEVELAND INDIANS             210 100 020 2 -- 8  
DETROIT TIGERS                110 003 100 0 -- 6  

LOB--CLEVELAND INDIANS 10, DETROIT TIGERS 16. ERR--Jim
Delsing, Harvey Kuenn, Jerry Priddy. 2B--George Strickland (1),
Harvey Kuenn (1), Don Lund (3). HR--Larry Doby (3), Wally Westlake (1),
Jerry Priddy (1). SACF--Bobby Avila, Walt Dropo.

 CLEVELAND INDIANS               IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Early Wynn                     8.00   13    6    6    7    9    1
Bob Hooper (W, 1-0)            2.00    1    0    0    2    1    0
 DETROIT TIGERS             
Art Houtteman                  8.00   10    5    5    4    1    2
Hal Erickson                   1.00    1    0    0    1    1    0
Ray Herbert (L, 0-1)           1.00    5    2    2    0    0    0

SO--Ray Boone, Larry Doby, Jim Delsing (3), Walt Dropo, Fred
Hatfield, Art Houtteman (3), Harvey Kuenn (2). BB--Dale
Mitchell (2), Al Rosen, Wally Westlake, Early Wynn, Jim
Delsing (2), Walt Dropo, Joe Ginsberg, Harvey Kuenn, Bob
Nieman (2), Johnny Pesky, Jerry Priddy.

BISHOP SHELLED; SOX CRUISE TO VICTORY

Dick GernertThe Red Sox exploded for eight runs in the first three innings, chasing A's pitcher Charlie Bishop from the game in the third. In the top of the second, Dick Gernert opened with a double. A Gus Zernial error in left brought him in to score and things fell apart for Bishop. Umphlett and Bolling each singled, knocking in Sammy White. Lipon hit a sacrifice fly while Jimmy Piersall drove in the fourth run of the inning.

The third was no easier for Bishop. Gernert opened with a solo home run, his first of the season. Sid Hudson, the Boston pitcher, helped his own cause, driving in a run with a sharply hit single. Billy Goodman capped off the inning, and Bishop's outing, with a two-run single. Philly responded with a pair in the bottom half of the inning but would never get as close to the lead again.

Frank Fanovich pitched admirably in relief for the Athletics, tossing five innings of two run ball but the Philly bats could not muster up the offense for a comeback. Each team scored one more run and the Red Sox came away with the victory.

Veteran Sid Hudson pitched eight strong innings, allowing three runs on eight hits. Bolling collected three hits on the day while Goodman, Piersall, and Lipon each chipped in with a pair of hits and RBIs. The lone bright spot for Philadelphia was Joe Astroth, who collected two singles. Astroth is hitting an even .500 filling in for the injured Ray Murray.

BOSTON RED SOX (10) AT PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS (3)

BOSTON RED SOX       AB  R  H BI  PHILADELPHIA ATHLETI AB  R  H BI
Billy Goodman         6  1  2  2  Joe DeMaestri         5  1  1  0  
Jim Piersall          5  0  2  2  Dave Philley          4  0  1  1  
Hoot Evers            5  0  0  0  Joe Astroth           4  0  2  1  
Dick Gernert          4  2  2  1  Gus Zernial           2  0  0  0  
Sammy White           5  1  1  1  Eddie Robinson        3  1  1  0  
Tom Umphlett          3  2  2  1  Cass Michaels         4  0  0  0  
Milt Bolling          5  2  3  0  Pete Suder            4  0  1  1  
Johnny Lipon          3  1  2  2  Allie Clark           3  0  0  0  
Sid Hudson            4  1  2  1  Kite Thomas           1  1  1  0  
 Gus Niarhos          1  0  0  0   Frank Fanovich       1  0  1  0  
                                   Eddie Joost          1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               41 10 16 10  TOTALS               32  3  8  3

BOSTON RED SOX                044 001 100 -- 10 
PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS        002 001 000 -- 3  

LOB--BOSTON RED SOX 9, PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS 8. ERR--Gus
Zernial. 2B--Dick Gernert (1). 3B--Jim Piersall (1), Pete Suder (1).
HR--Dick Gernert (1). SACF--Johnny Lipon.

 BOSTON RED SOX                  IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Sid Hudson (W, 1-0)            8.00    8    3    3    5    2    0
Hersh Freeman                  1.00    0    0    0    1    0    0
 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS     
Charlie Bishop (L, 0-1)        3.00   10    8    6    1    0    1
Frank Fanovich                 5.00    4    2    2    3    3    0
Joe Coleman                    1.00    2    0    0    0    0    0

SO--Hoot Evers, Dick Gernert, Sid Hudson, Allie Clark, Dave
Philley. BB--Dick Gernert, Johnny Lipon, Tom Umphlett (2),
Allie Clark, Frank Fanovich, Dave Philley, Eddie Robinson,
Gus Zernial (2).

FORD LOSES NO-HITTER WITH TWO OUTS IN NINTH

Whitey FordIn his second start of the season, Whitey Ford was just one out short of unhittable. The New York native baffled the Senators of Washington all day, keep the batters off the base paths and runs off the scoreboard.

Ford helped his own cause early on, smacking a double off the wall in right to score Loren Babe who had reached on an error. That lone run was all that would be scored on the day as both Porterfield and Ford put on a pitching clinic. The Washington righty finished the game allowing only five hits, two of those to Mickey Mantle, but was not enough for the nearly perfect Ford.

For eight innings, "Slick" Ford was practically untouchable; certainly unhittable. His only blemishes to that point where a handful of walks, two of those to Mr. Walk himself, Eddie Yost. Ford had to make a mid-game adjustment as his catcher, Charlie Silvera left the game in the fifth with an undisclosed injury. Already short a catcher, the New York skipper was forced to ask Big Ol' Johnny Mize to call the game from behind home plate, something he has never done during his fifteen year storied career. The 40-year old veteran was up to the task, vacuuming up everything thrown to him and even throwing out Yost trying to steal second in the sixth.

With eight hitless innings in the books, Washington started the ninth only down a run. Porterfield, who is handy with the lumber, struck out to start the inning. Mickey Grasso followed with a weak ground out to second. Yost was all that stood between Ford and his first no-hitter. Ford dealt and Yost smacked a single to left, breaking up the milestone and giving Washington a chance to win the game. The Washington faithful gave Ford a standing ovation, but quickly turned their support back to the local nine. Yost ended the game, getting caught stealing as Mize gunned him out at second base.

Ford was now pitched 16 1/3 innings without giving up an earned run. Silvera is expected to miss tomorrow's game. Rookie Gus Triandos has been called up to catch for New York. Porterfield got the tough luck loss and now tossed 18 innings without surrendering an earned run.

NEW YORK YANKEES (1) AT WASHINGTON SENATORS (0)

NEW YORK YANKEES     AB  R  H BI  WASHINGTON SENATORS  AB  R  H BI
Gil McDougald         3  0  0  0  Eddie Yost            2  0  1  0  
Joe Collins           4  0  1  0  Pete Runnels          3  0  0  0  
Hank Bauer            4  0  0  0  Mickey Vernon         3  0  0  0  
Mickey Mantle         3  0  2  0  Jackie Jensen         3  0  0  0  
Gene Woodling         4  0  1  0  Jim Busby             3  0  0  0  
Billy Martin          4  0  0  0  Wayne Terwilliger     2  0  0  0  
Charlie Silvera       3  0  0  0  Floyd Baker           3  0  0  0  
 Johnny Mize          1  0  0  0  Bob Porterfield       3  0  0  0  
Loren Babe            3  1  0  0  Mickey Grasso         3  0  0  0  
Whitey Ford           3  0  1  1                                    
TOTALS               32  1  5  1  TOTALS               25  0  1  0

NEW YORK YANKEES              010 000 000 -- 1  
WASHINGTON SENATORS           000 000 000 -- 0  

LOB--NEW YORK YANKEES 7, WASHINGTON SENATORS 1. ERR--Floyd
Baker. 2B--Whitey Ford (1).

 NEW YORK YANKEES                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Whitey Ford (W, 1-0)           9.00    1    0    0    3    6    0
 WASHINGTON SENATORS        
Bob Porterfield (L, 0-1)       9.00    5    1    0    3    4    0

SO--Joe Collins, Whitey Ford, Billy Martin, Charlie Silvera,
Jim Busby, Jackie Jensen, Bob Porterfield (3), Wayne
Terwilliger. BB--Loren Babe, Mickey Mantle, Gil McDougald,
Wayne Terwilliger, Eddie Yost (2).


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Casey wrote:

I like how Joe's last name can't get through the filter :)

BTW, team stats are now viewable on my website (in my signature) and league leaders will be available after 10 games.


 Change the o with a 0, like this Adc0ck.

Btw good stuff Casey.



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Tough break for Ford, but still a shut out winsmile Good day for the Duke at the dishbiggrin



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Tough break for Ford, but still a shut out winsmile Good day for the Duke at the dishbiggrin


 And Ford drove in the only run. 



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 And Ford drove in the only run. 


 

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APRIL 18, 1953

REDLEGS SCORE TWELVE; PODBIELAN BLANKS CUBS


Bud PodbielanCincinnati snapped its early season winless streak, picking up the decisive victory over Chicago. Bud Podbielan was dominant on the mound, blanking the Cubs while the Redleg bats were red hot, putting twelve runs up on the scoreboard.

Willard Marshall started the scoring in the second, belting his first home run of the season, a two-run blast down the right field line. Zeros were exchanged until the fifth when Cincy added another run thanks to an RBI double by Gus Bell.

The Cubs' manager pulled Johnny Klippstein after six, after allowing three runs on six hits and four walks. Bob Kelly emerged from the bullpen and promptly got shelled. Big Ted Kluszewski smacked a two-run home run while Hobie Landrith, Roy McMillan, and Gus Bell each chipped in an RBI. The Redlegs followed up their five-run seventh with a four run eighth. Jim Greengrass connected for a three-run bomb to center, ending Kelly's nightmare. Reliever Bob Schultz immediately dished up a long ball to Willard Marshall for his second of the game.

Podbielan finished what he completed, throwing nine innings of shutout ball and picking up his first win of the season by a score of 12-0. He also contributed with two hits and two runs scored. The Redlegs will look to carry over this effort tomorrow in a double-header at Wrigley Field.

CHICAGO CUBS (0) AT CINCINNATI REDS (12)

CHICAGO CUBS         AB  R  H BI  CINCINNATI REDS      AB  R  H BI
Frank Baumholtz       5  0  2  0  Rocky Bridges         5  0  1  0  
Eddie Miksis          3  0  0  0  Bobby Adams           5  2  3  0  
Preston Ward          4  0  1  0  Gus Bell              4  1  2  2  
Randy Jackson         3  0  1  0  Ted Kluszewski        5  1  1  2  
Roy Smalley           4  0  1  0  Jim Greengrass        3  3  3  3  
Hal Jeffcoat          4  0  0  0  Willard Marshall      5  3  2  3  
Carl Sawatski         4  0  1  0  Hobie Landrith        5  0  2  1  
Tommy Brown           4  0  0  0  Roy McMillan          4  0  1  1  
Johnny Klippstein     1  0  0  0  Bud Podbielan         3  2  2  0  
 Bill Serena          1  0  1  0                                    
 Hank Sauer           1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               34  0  7  0  TOTALS               39 12 17 12

CHICAGO CUBS                  000 000 000 -- 0  
CINCINNATI REDS               020 010 54x -- 12 

LOB--CHICAGO CUBS 10, CINCINNATI REDS 10. ERR--Carl
Sawatski, Rocky Bridges. 2B--Carl Sawatski (1), Gus Bell (2), Jim
Greengrass (2), Roy McMillan (2), Bud Podbielan (1). HR--Jim Greengrass (2),
Ted Kluszewski (2), Willard Marshall 2 (2). SACF--Gus Bell.

 CHICAGO CUBS                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Johnny Klippstein (L, 0-1)     6.00    6    3    3    4    2    1
Bob Kelly                      1.67    9    8    6    0    2    2
Bob Schultz                    0.33    2    1    1    2    0    1
 CINCINNATI REDS            
Bud Podbielan (W, 1-1)         9.00    7    0    0    3    5    0

PB--Carl Sawatski. SO--Tommy Brown (2), Hal Jeffcoat, Johnny
Klippstein, Roy Smalley, Rocky Bridges (2), Ted Kluszewski,
Hobie Landrith. BB--Randy Jackson, Johnny Klippstein, Eddie
Miksis, Rocky Bridges, Jim Greengrass (2), Roy McMillan, Bud
Podbielan (2).

WILD ONE AT THE POLO GROUNDS; ERSKINE SHELLED

Bobby ThomsonThere was no shortage of runs today at the Polo Grounds as the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers combined for twenty-five runs. The game looked to be over early as the Giants knocked Carl Erskine out of the game in the first inning, hammering the ace for six hits and five runs before Chuck Dressen mercifully yanking him after only two outs. The Giants batted around the order while Hank Thompson and Bobby Thomson each smacked a two-run double. Clem Labine provided little relief, giving up three runs in the second inning, all courtesy of a Thomson home run.

Down seven runs after three, Brookyln started to chip away at Dave Koslo and the Giants lead. In the fifth, Roy Campanella smacked a solo home run and Billy Cox laced an RBI single. In the fifth, Snider singled in Pee Wee Reese. With two on, Roy Campanella crushed a ball to deep left for his second of the game, this one a three-run four-bagger. Going into the sixth and down a run, Brooklyn completed their comeback, scoring four runs including a solo home run by Reese and a two-run home run by Hodges.

Now up by three runs, it was New York's turn to rally. In the bottom sixth, the red hot Monte Irvin walloped a two-run long ball. Labine was yanked for Ben Wade who preserved the lead into the eighth. After giving up two singles, Thomson hit a sacrifice fly to score Irvin and tie the ball game. Lockman singled and Westrum reached on a costly error by Gilliam to load the bases. Bobby Hoffman was called upon to pinch hit for pitcher Frank Hiller and walked, forcing the go ahead run to cross home.

Up one and going into the ninth, New York signaled for the knuckleballer to preserve the lead. Hoyt Wilhelm walked Campanella and then retired the next three batters, earning a save.

Brooklyn nemesis Bobby Thomson ended the day with six RBIs, Monte Irvin was perfect at the plate, and Don Mueller had four hits. Campanella did all he could to get his team the victory, smacking two home runs and driving in five runs, but it was not enough as Brooklyn lost 13-12, dropping their record to two wins and three losses.

BROOKLYN DODGERS (12) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (13)

BROOKLYN DODGERS     AB  R  H BI  NEW YORK GIANTS      AB  R  H BI
Jim Gilliam           5  0  0  0  Davey Williams        4  0  0  0  
Peewee Reese          3  2  2  1  Al Dark               5  1  1  0  
Jackie Robinson       4  1  0  0  Don Mueller           5  4  4  0  
Duke Snider           5  2  2  1  Monte Irvin           3  4  3  2  
Roy Campanella        4  3  3  5  Hank Thompson         4  2  2  3  
Gil Hodges            5  2  2  2  Bobby Thomson         4  2  3  6  
Carl Furillo          4  2  2  0  Whitey Lockman        4  0  3  1  
Billy Cox             5  0  3  3  Wes Westrum           5  0  0  0  
Clem Labine           3  0  0  0  Dave Koslo            2  0  1  0  
 Ben Wade             1  0  0  0   Frank Hiller         2  0  0  0  
                                   Bobby Hofman         0  0  0  1  
TOTALS               39 12 14 12  TOTALS               38 13 17 13

BROOKLYN DODGERS              010 254 000 -- 12 
NEW YORK GIANTS               530 102 02x -- 13 

LOB--BROOKLYN DODGERS 5, NEW YORK GIANTS 9. ERR--Jim
Gilliam, Whitey Lockman. 2B--Billy Cox 2 (3), Carl Furillo (4),
Duke Snider (3), Bobby Thomson 2 (2), Hank Thompson (1). HR--Roy
Campanella 2 (3), Gil Hodges (2), Peewee Reese (2), Monte Irvin (2), Bobby
Thomson (2). SACF--Bobby Thomson, Hank Thompson.

 BROOKLYN DODGERS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Carl Erskine                   0.67    6    5    5    2    0    0
Clem Labine                    4.33    8    6    6    1    5    2
Ben Wade (L, 0-1)              3.00    3    2    1    3    3    0
 NEW YORK GIANTS            
Dave Koslo                     4.33    9    7    7    2    2    2
Frank Hiller (W, 1-0)          3.67    5    5    5    2    1    2
Hoyt Wilhelm (S, 1)            1.00    0    0    0    1    1    0

SO--Gil Hodges, Clem Labine (2), Ben Wade, Frank Hiller (2),
Dave Koslo, Hank Thompson (2), Wes Westrum (3). BB--Roy
Campanella, Carl Furillo, Peewee Reese (2), Jackie Robinson,
Bobby Hofman, Monte Irvin (2), Whitey Lockman, Davey
Williams (2)

HAMNER GRAND SLAM CAPS THIRTEEN RUN OUTBURST

Sierra Exif JPEGThe Phillies extended their unbeaten streak to five games, exploding for ten runs in the final three innings to take home the win. Robin Roberts and Bob Hall kept it close for six innings, with each surrendering three runs, but Philadelphia started to pull away in seventh, added a pair in the eighth, and scored five in the ninth to grab the win.

Granny Hamner was big in the victory, hitting a solo home run in the seventh and a grand slam in the ninth, ending his day with three hits and five runs batted in. Smoky Burgess also ended his day with a trio of hits to go along with a pair of RBIs.

The workhorse Roberts was not particularly sharp, tossing eight innings and allowing four runs on ten hits, but was effective enough to pick up his second win of the season. The Pirates made a modest attempt at a comeback in the ninth, as reliever Kent Peterson was lit up for four runs on five hits that included two triples and two doubles. Ed Fitzgerald grounded out weakly to send both clubs home for the day.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (13) AT PITTSBURGH PIRATES (8)

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIE AB  R  H BI  PITTSBURGH PIRATES   AB  R  H BI
Tommy Glaviano        4  1  0  0  Cal Abrams            5  1  2  1  
Richie Ashburn        5  2  2  0  Dick Cole             4  1  3  3  
Mel Clark             5  1  1  1  Ralph Kiner           5  1  3  2  
Del Ennis             4  3  2  1  Frank Thomas          5  1  1  1  
Granny Hamner         5  3  3  5  Eddie Pellagrini      5  1  3  0  
Earl Torgeson         5  1  2  2  Paul Smith            5  0  1  1  
Smoky Burgess         4  1  3  2  Ed Fitzgerald         5  0  0  0  
Willie Jones          6  0  1  2  Eddie O'Brien         4  2  2  0  
Robin Roberts         4  1  1  0  Bob Hall              2  0  0  0  
 Eddie Waitkus        1  0  0  0   Johnny O'Brien       1  0  0  0  
                                   Jim Waugh            0  0  0  0  
                                   Pete Castiglione     0  1  0  0  
TOTALS               43 13 15 13  TOTALS               41  8 15  8

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES         200 100 325 -- 13 
PITTSBURGH PIRATES            100 011 104 -- 8  

LOB--PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 13, PITTSBURGH PIRATES 8.
ERR--Granny Hamner, Ed Fitzgerald, Ralph Kiner, Eddie
O'Brien. 2B--Mel Clark (1), Granny Hamner (1), Robin Roberts (2), Earl
Torgeson (2), Dick Cole (2), Eddie O'Brien (1), Eddie Pellagrini (1).
3B--Willie Jones (1), Cal Abrams (1), Paul Smith (1). HR--Granny Hamner 2
(3), Ralph Kiner (2), Frank Thomas (2).

 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES           IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Robin Roberts (W, 2-0)         8.00   10    4    4    1    7    2
Kent Peterson                  1.00    5    4    4    1    0    0
 PITTSBURGH PIRATES         
Bob Hall (L, 0-1)              6.33    7    6    4    6    3    1
Roy Face                       0.67    1    0    0    0    1    0
Jim Waugh                      2.00    7    7    7    4    0    1

SO--Mel Clark, Tommy Glaviano (2), Robin Roberts, Cal Abrams
(2), Ed Fitzgerald, Bob Hall, Ralph Kiner, Johnny O'Brien,
Frank Thomas. BB--Richie Ashburn, Smoky Burgess (2), Mel
Clark, Del Ennis (2), Tommy Glaviano (2), Granny Hamner,
Earl Torgeson, Pete Castiglione, Dick Cole.

GAFFES COST CARDINALS; SPAHN GOES THE DISTANCE

Warren SpahnJoe Presko pitched effectively but back-to-back Cardinal fielding errors in the eighth cost St. Louis a win today. Milwaukee ace Warren Spahn was on the mound, looking for his first win of the season, facing a potent, but slumping Cardinal offense. Spahn dazzled for six innings, allowing just two hits. Milwaukee supported the lefty with two runs, one in the fourth from a Sibby Sisti sacrifice fly and one in the sixth thanks to a Sid Gordon solo home run.

In the bottom of the seventh, with one and two out, eighteen year old shortstop Dick Schofield stepped in against Spahn. Schofield, signed to an amateur contract last June, was an emergency call-up for St. Louis who is missing Solly Hemus to injury. Overmatched and hitless in his first two at-bats, the switch hitting teenager from Springfield, Illinois, turned on a fastball that just cleared the right field wall; the first hit of his career.

As quickly as the game was tied, St. Louis committed two costly errors in the eighth. With no outs and Matthews on first, third baseman Ray Jablonski could not field a Sid Gordon grounder cleanly, allowing him to reach. Pafko hit a seemingly routine grounder to first but Steve Bilko wildly overthrew Presko covering first, allowing a run to cross the plate. Ad**** followed with a sacrifice fly to give the Braves a 5 to 2 lead.

St. Louis got one back in the bottom half of the inning, but Spahn squashed any hope of a comeback, striking out two of the last three batters to pick up the win.

MILWAUKEE BRAVES (5) AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (3)

MILWAUKEE BRAVES     AB  R  H BI  ST. LOUIS CARDINALS  AB  R  H BI
Bill Bruton           5  0  1  0  Red Schoendienst      4  1  2  0  
Johnny Logan          5  0  0  0  Enos Slaughter        4  0  0  0  
Eddie Mathews         5  1  1  0  Stan Musial           3  0  1  1  
Sid Gordon            4  3  2  1  Ray Jablonski         3  0  0  0  
Andy Pafko            3  1  0  0  Steve Bilko           3  1  2  0  
Joe Ad****            2  0  0  1  Del Rice              4  0  0  0  
Sibby Sisti           2  0  1  1  Rip Repulski          4  0  0  0  
Walker Cooper         3  0  0  1  Dick Schofield        4  1  1  2  
Warren Spahn          3  0  1  0  Joe Presko            3  0  0  0  
                                   Hal Rice             1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               32  5  6  4  TOTALS               33  3  6  3

MILWAUKEE BRAVES              000 101 030 -- 5  
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS           000 000 210 -- 3  

LOB--MILWAUKEE BRAVES 8, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 6. ERR--Andy
Pafko, Steve Bilko, Ray Jablonski. 2B--Sid Gordon (2), Red
Schoendienst (2). HR--Sid Gordon (1), Dick Schofield (1). SACF--Joe
Ad****, Walker Cooper, Sibby Sisti. SB--Bill Bruton (1).

 MILWAUKEE BRAVES                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Warren Spahn (W, 1-1)          9.00    6    3    3    3    5    1
 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS        
Joe Presko (L, 0-1)            7.33    6    5    2    4    3    1
Cliff Chambers                 1.67    0    0    0    1    0    0

SO--Bill Bruton, Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn, Joe Presko,
Rip Repulski, Del Rice, Dick Schofield (2). BB--Joe Ad****,
Sid Gordon, Andy Pafko, Sibby Sisti, Warren Spahn, Steve
Bilko, Ray Jablonski, Stan Musial.

VETERAN FELLER SHARP IN SEASON DEBUT

Bob FellerBob Feller, the fourteen year veteran, sparkled in his season début, limiting the Chicago White Sox to one run on four hits. The Heater from Van Meter may no longer possess his blistering fastball, but Feller found a way to keep the Chicago hitters off-balance all day.

Joe Dobson was touched up early, surrendering a run in the first off a sacrifice fly from Larry Doby. Cleveland loaded the bases in the second when Dale Mitchell singled in a pair. They scored a second pair of runs in the seventh to put them up, 5-0. Chicago ruined the Feller shutout bid in the bottom half of the inning, after Sherm Lollar singled in Sam Mele, but that would be all the White Sox would be able to score.

Larry Doby hit his fourth home run of the season, a solo four-bagger. Feller finished his nine innings to earn the win. He walked two and struck out three. Leadoff hitter Bobby Avila collected three hits. Cleveland extends its unbeaten streak to four games. Chicago remains winless, losing their first four of the year.

CLEVELAND INDIANS (6) AT CHICAGO WHITE SOX (1)

CLEVELAND INDIANS    AB  R  H BI  CHICAGO WHITE SOX    AB  R  H BI
Bobby Avila           5  2  3  0  Nellie Fox            4  0  0  0  
Dale Mitchell         5  1  2  2  Ferris Fain           4  0  0  0  
Al Rosen              3  0  1  0  Minnie Minoso         3  0  2  0  
Larry Doby            4  1  1  2  Jim Rivera            4  0  0  0  
Ray Boone             5  0  1  1  Sam Mele              4  1  1  0  
Bill Glynn            3  0  0  1  Sherm Lollar          2  0  1  1  
Jim Hegan             5  1  1  0  Chico Carrasquel      3  0  0  0  
George Strickland     4  0  2  0  Rocky Krsnich         3  0  0  0  
Bob Feller            3  1  0  0  Joe Dobson            2  0  0  0  
                                   Fritz Dorish         0  0  0  0  
                                   Bob Boyd             1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               38  6 11  6  TOTALS               30  1  4  1

CLEVELAND INDIANS             120 000 201 -- 6  
CHICAGO WHITE SOX             000 000 100 -- 1  

LOB--CLEVELAND INDIANS 11, CHICAGO WHITE SOX 4. ERR--Bill
Glynn, Chico Carrasquel. 2B--Bobby Avila (1), Jim Hegan (1), Sam
Mele (1). HR--Larry Doby (4). SACF--Larry Doby, Bill Glynn.

 CLEVELAND INDIANS               IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Bob Feller (W, 1-0)            9.00    4    1    1    2    3    0
 CHICAGO WHITE SOX          
Joe Dobson (L, 0-1)            6.00    8    5    5    3    5    0
Fritz Dorish                   2.00    2    0    0    0    1    0
Luis Aloma                     1.00    1    1    1    1    0    1

SO--Bob Feller (2), Jim Hegan (2), Dale Mitchell, George
Strickland, Joe Dobson, Minnie Minoso, Jim Rivera. BB--Bob
Feller, Bill Glynn, Al Rosen (2), Sherm Lollar, Minnie
Minoso.

ST. LOUIS TAKES BOTH IN DETROIT DOUBLEHEADER

Bobo HollomanThe surprising Browns of St. Louis continued their hot start today, taking two from Detroit in a doubleheader at Tiger Stadium. Very early on, it looked as if the Browns would be in for a long day against the Tigers, as left fielder Bob Nieman smashed a first inning grand slam off St. Louis ace Virgil Trucks. The Browns responded in the second, though, putting up four runs of their own thanks in large part to a Trucks three-run home run off of Dick Marlowe.

The Tigers responded in kind, plating a pair in the bottom of the inning. Nieman smacked an RBI double for his fifth RBI in just two innings. In the top of the third St. Louis first baseman Dick Kryhoski hit a two-run home run to tie the game at six and so the fans in Detroit expected a see-saw battle. Instead, what they got was some masterful pitching both the two clubs' bullpens that forced extra innings.

Marlin Stuart and Bobo Holloman combined for eight scoreless innings, shutting down the Detroit offense. Hal Erickson and Dave Madison combined for seven scoreless but it was reliever Bill Wight who proved the weak link. In the top of the eleventh, St. Louis scored four runs, enough to earn the victory in game one of the doubleheader. Thirty year old rookie Holloman, made his major league début and picked up the win.

ST. LOUIS BROWNS (10) AT DETROIT TIGERS (6)

ST. LOUIS BROWNS     AB  R  H BI  DETROIT TIGERS       AB  R  H BI
Johnny Groth          5  0  0  1  Harvey Kuenn          6  1  2  0  
Dick Kokos            5  1  1  0  Johnny Pesky          5  2  2  1  
Vic Wertz             6  0  1  0  Jim Delsing           3  1  0  0  
Dick Kryhoski         6  1  1  2  Walt Dropo            5  1  2  0  
Bob Elliott           5  2  3  0  Bob Nieman            5  1  3  5  
Clint Courtney        4  1  2  0  Matt Batts            4  0  1  0  
Bobby Young           5  2  3  1  Don Lund              5  0  0  0  
Billy Hunter          5  2  3  2  Billy Hitch****       5  0  1  0  
Virgil Trucks         1  1  1  3  Dick Marlowe          1  0  0  0  
 Neil Berry           1  0  0  0   Pat Mullin           1  0  0  0  
 Marlin Stuart        1  0  0  0   Hal Erickson         2  0  0  0  
 Roy Sievers          1  0  0  0   Dave Madison         0  0  0  0  
 Bobo Holloman        0  0  0  1   Bud Souchock         1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               45 10 15 10  TOTALS               43  6 11  6

ST. LOUIS BROWNS              042 000 000 04 -- 10 
DETROIT TIGERS                420 000 000 00 -- 6  

LOB--ST. LOUIS BROWNS 6, DETROIT TIGERS 11. ERR--Johnny
Groth (2), Dick Kryhoski. 2B--Bob Elliott (1), Billy Hunter (2),
Dick Kokos (1), Vic Wertz (1), Bobby Young (1), Harvey Kuenn (2), Bob
Nieman (2). 3B--Harvey Kuenn (1). HR--Dick Kryhoski (2), Virgil Trucks (1),
Bob Nieman (1). SACF--Johnny Groth. SACB--Bobo Holloman.

 ST. LOUIS BROWNS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Virgil Trucks                  3.00    5    6    6    3    3    1
Marlin Stuart                  5.00    5    0    0    3    1    0
Bobo Holloman (W, 1-0)         3.00    1    0    0    1    1    0
 DETROIT TIGERS             
Dick Marlowe                   3.00    7    6    6    0    0    2
Hal Erickson                   6.00    4    0    0    0    2    0
Dave Madison                   1.00    0    0    0    0    0    0
Bill Wight (L, 0-1)            1.00    4    4    4    2    0    0

SO--Dick Kryhoski, Marlin Stuart, Billy Hitch**** (2), Don
Lund (2), Pat Mullin. BB--Clint Courtney, Dick Kokos, Matt
Batts, Jim Delsing (3), Walt Dropo, Bob Nieman, Johnny
Pesky.

Harry BrecheenIn the second game, St. Louis southpaw Harry Brecheen, the 37-year old veteran out of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, tossed eight innings of one run ball, keeping in check the Detroit offense.

Catcher Len Moss, giving Clint Courtney a rest, delivered a two-run double in the first to put St. Louis up early. Detroit got one run back in the bottom of the inning thanks to a sacrifice fly by Walt Dropo that scored Johnny Pesky. From there on out, it was all Brecheen who would only allow six more base runners over the next seven innings. Vic Wertz widened the lead in the third, hitting a two-run home run. Jim Dyck and Roy Sievers each hit a solo home run in the sixth and seventh inning respectively.

Rookie Mike Blyzka relieved Brecheen in the ninth, surrendered a run, but ultimately retired the Tigers to give the Browns their second in on the afternoon, improving their record to 5-1. Detroit starter Billy Hoeft was on the hook for the loss, dropping his record to 0-2. The Tigers have lost four straight.

ST. LOUIS BROWNS (6) AT DETROIT TIGERS (2)

ST. LOUIS BROWNS     AB  R  H BI  DETROIT TIGERS       AB  R  H BI
Johnny Groth          5  0  0  0  Harvey Kuenn          5  0  2  1  
Dick Kokos            4  2  2  0  Johnny Pesky          4  1  1  0  
Roy Sievers           5  2  2  1  Joe Ginsberg          4  0  2  0  
Vic Wertz             4  1  1  2  Walt Dropo            3  0  1  1  
Les Moss              4  0  1  2  Bob Nieman            4  0  1  0  
Bobby Young           4  0  1  0  Jim Delsing           3  0  0  0  
Jim Dyck              4  1  1  1  Fred Hatfield         4  0  0  0  
Billy Hunter          4  0  1  0  Don Lund              4  1  1  0  
Harry Brecheen        3  0  1  0  Billy Hoeft           2  0  1  0  
 Don Lenhardt         1  0  0  0   Pat Mullin           1  0  0  0  
                                   Bud Souchock         1  0  1  0  
TOTALS               38  6 10  6  TOTALS               35  2 10  2

ST. LOUIS BROWNS              202 001 100 -- 6  
DETROIT TIGERS                100 000 001 -- 2  

LOB--ST. LOUIS BROWNS 6, DETROIT TIGERS 9. ERR--Harvey
Kuenn. 2B--Dick Kokos (2), Les Moss (1), Walt Dropo (4). HR--Jim Dyck (1),
Roy Sievers (1), Vic Wertz (1). SACF--Walt Dropo.

 ST. LOUIS BROWNS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Harry Brecheen (W, 1-0)        8.00    7    1    1    2    3    0
Mike Blyzka                    1.00    3    1    1    0    0    0
 DETROIT TIGERS             
Billy Hoeft (L, 0-2)           7.00    9    6    6    1    4    3
Hal Erickson                   2.00    1    0    0    0    2    0

SO--Johnny Groth (2), Dick Kokos, Roy Sievers (2), Bobby
Young, Jim Delsing, Walt Dropo, Billy Hoeft. BB--Dick Kokos,
Jim Delsing, Johnny Pesky.

MICHAELS' FOUR HITS, HOME RUN LIFT ATHLETICS

Cass MichaelsHarry Byrd's day started off rather inauspiciously, walking three of the first four Yankees he faced before serving up a two-run double to Mickey Mantle. The right-handed hurler out of South Carolina settled down though, shutting out and frustrating the New York lineup over the next five innings.

The Athletics needed four innings to tag Yankee starter Jim McDonald, scoring three runs in the fourth. Cass Michaels cracked his first home run of the season, a two-run blast to left to tie the game, and Ed McGhee singled in Pete Suder for the go-ahead run.

Michaels struck again the following inning, hitting a well placed ball between the left and right fielder for an RBI double. Suder, the next batter, drove in Eddie Robinson with a single. The A's scored two more runs in the eighth, thanks to a bases-loaded walk drawn by Robinson off of reliever Ray Scarborough. With the bases still loaded, Michaels drove in his fourth run of the day, a single up the middle.

The Yankees went down in the ninth and dropped to .500 on the season. McDonald allowed six runs on ten hits and six walks in just six innings to pick up the loss. After a no decision in his first start, Byrd tossed eight innings, giving up three runs, two earned, for his first win of the year.

NEW YORK YANKEES (3) AT PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS (8)

NEW YORK YANKEES     AB  R  H BI  PHILADELPHIA ATHLETI AB  R  H BI
Gil McDougald         4  2  2  0  Eddie Joost           3  0  0  0  
Joe Collins           3  1  1  0  Dave Philley          4  1  1  0  
Gene Woodling         4  0  0  0  Joe Astroth           3  1  1  0  
Mickey Mantle         3  0  1  0  Gus Zernial           4  1  1  1  
Irv Noren             4  0  2  2  Eddie Robinson        2  2  1  1  
Billy Martin          4  0  1  0  Cass Michaels         5  1  4  4  
Loren Babe            4  0  0  0  Pete Suder            5  1  2  1  
Gus Triandos          4  0  0  0  Ed McGhee             4  0  1  1  
Jim McDonald          2  0  1  0  Harry Byrd            2  1  1  0  
 Andy Carey           1  0  0  0   Joe DeMaestri        1  0  0  0  
 Ray Scarborough      0  0  0  0                                    
 Bill Renna           0  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               33  3  8  2  TOTALS               33  8 12  8

NEW YORK YANKEES              200 000 100 -- 3  
PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS        000 321 02x -- 8  

LOB--NEW YORK YANKEES 8, PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS 11.
ERR--Harry Byrd. 2B--Irv Noren (1), Harry Byrd (1), Cass Michaels (2),
Dave Philley (2), Pete Suder (1), Gus Zernial (1). 3B--Gil McDougald (1).
HR--Cass Michaels (1). SACB--Harry Byrd.

 NEW YORK YANKEES                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Jim McDonald (L, 0-1)          6.00   10    6    6    6    0    1
Ray Scarborough                2.00    2    2    2    3    0    0
 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS     
Harry Byrd (W, 1-0)            8.00    8    3    2    4    6    0
Bobo Newsom                    1.00    0    0    0    1    0    0

PB--Joe Astroth. SO--Loren Babe, Joe Collins, Jim McDonald,
Irv Noren, Gus Triandos, Gene Woodling. BB--Joe Collins (2),
Mickey Mantle, Gil McDougald, Bill Renna, Joe Astroth (2),
Eddie Joost (2), Dave Philley, Eddie Robinson (3), Gus
Zernial.

GOODMAN BIG IN RED SOX WIN

Billy GoodmanBoston rapped out a dozen hits and scored seven runs against Washington, picking up their third win of the season. Starter Mel Parnell twirled a four-hitter, allowing just a pair of Senators to cross home plate.

Second baseman Billy Goodman led the charge, collecting three hits while driving in four runs. Veteran outfielder Hoot Evers chipped in with his first home run of the year, a solo shot to lead off the sixth inning. Ben Flowers, the lanky lefty who had a cup of coffee with the club two seasons ago, pitched two scoreless innings, dashing any hope Washington had of a late game rally.

The lone bright spot for Washington was Pete Runnels, who collected a pair of hits and drove in the Sens' only two runs of the game. The loss drops Washington's record to 2-4 while Boston improves to 3-2.

BOSTON RED SOX (7) AT WASHINGTON SENATORS (2)

BOSTON RED SOX       AB  R  H BI  WASHINGTON SENATORS  AB  R  H BI
Billy Goodman         4  0  3  4  Eddie Yost            4  0  0  0  
Jim Piersall          4  0  0  1  Pete Runnels          5  0  2  2  
Hoot Evers            5  1  1  1  Mickey Vernon         4  0  0  0  
Dick Gernert          5  1  2  0  Jackie Jensen         3  0  1  0  
Sammy White           5  1  2  0  Jim Busby             4  0  0  0  
Tom Umphlett          3  1  1  0  Wayne Terwilliger     4  0  0  0  
Milt Bolling          3  1  0  1  Mickey Grasso         3  1  0  0  
Billy Consolo         4  1  2  0  Gil Coan              3  1  1  0  
Mel Parnell           3  0  1  0  Sandy Consuegra       1  0  0  0  
 Clyde Vollmer        1  1  0  0   Floyd Baker          1  0  1  0  
TOTALS               37  7 12  7  TOTALS               32  2  5  2

BOSTON RED SOX                000 013 030 -- 7  
WASHINGTON SENATORS           000 010 100 -- 2  

LOB--BOSTON RED SOX 8, WASHINGTON SENATORS 9. ERR--Milt
Bolling, Dick Gernert, Gil Coan, Mickey Grasso. 2B--Sammy
White (3). HR--Hoot Evers (1). SACF--Milt Bolling, Jim Piersall.
SACB--Sandy Consuegra (2).

 BOSTON RED SOX                  IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Mel Parnell (W, 1-1)           7.00    4    2    2    3    4    0
Ben Flowers                    2.00    1    0    0    1    0    0
 WASHINGTON SENATORS        
Sandy Consuegra (L, 0-1)       7.33   12    7    6    3    0    1
Al Sima                        1.67    0    0    0    0    0    0

SO--Jim Busby, Mickey Grasso, Pete Runnels, Wayne
Terwilliger. BB--Billy Goodman, Tom Umphlett (2), Gil Coan,
Mickey Grasso, Jackie Jensen, Eddie Yost.


-- Edited by Casey on Monday 6th of April 2015 09:38:59 PM

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APRIL 19, 1953

REDLEGS OVERCOME SEVEN RUN DEFICIT, TAKE GAME ONE IN D'HEADER

Bobby AdamsKen Raffensberger recorded just one out in his start today, allowing six runs before getting yanked by manager Rogers Hornsby. Bill Serena cracked a three-run home run and Roy Smalley blasted a two-run shot to chase the southpaw from game one of the doubleheader. Chicago third baseman Bobby Adams narrowed the gap to four after hitting a two-run home run in the bottom of the inning, but Cincinnati would lag behind for much of the game.

The Cubs tacked on three more runs over the next three runs, increasing their lead to seven runs heading into the fifth. The Redlegs chipped away at rookie starter Frank Baczewski, scoring a pair in the fifth and another run in the sixth, cutting the deficit down to four.

With two outs in the eighth, Sheldon Jones, in for Baczewski, was poised to do his part in a Cubs win. However, a costly error opened the door for a late game rally. George Hermanski misjudged a fly ball to left field, putting runners at second and third. Gus Bell smacked a two-run single, Big Klu singled, and Jim Greengrass walked to load the bases. Willard Marshall strode to the plate and promptly hit a double to right, scoring a pair and tying the game.

With new life, Cincy put a man on second and third with one out in the tenth. Cubs reliever Bob Kelly found himself in a jam he could not get out of, surrendering a game winning single by Jim Greengrass. Frank Smith picked up the win. Bill Serena's four-hit, three RBI day was wasted by Chicago. Bobby Adams' three hits, two RBIs, and three runs helped Cincinnati steal the win.

CHICAGO CUBS (9) AT CINCINNATI REDS (10)

CHICAGO CUBS         AB  R  H BI  CINCINNATI REDS      AB  R  H BI
Frank Baumholtz       6  2  2  0  Rocky Bridges         5  2  2  0  
Eddie Miksis          5  0  3  0  Bobby Adams           6  3  3  2  
Preston Ward          5  2  3  2  Gus Bell              5  2  2  3  
Hank Sauer            6  1  1  1  Ted Kluszewski        4  1  2  1  
Bill Serena           5  2  4  3  Jim Greengrass        4  0  1  1  
Clyde McCullough      5  1  2  1  Willard Marshall      4  1  1  2  
Roy Smalley           5  1  3  2  Andy Seminick         5  0  0  0  
Gene Hermanski        5  0  1  0  Roy McMillan          5  0  0  0  
Fred Baczewski        3  0  0  0  Clyde King            1  0  1  0  
 Hal Jeffcoat         1  0  0  0   Bob Marquis          1  1  1  0  
 Bob Kelly            1  0  0  0   Ernie Nevel          2  0  1  0  
                                   Bob Borkowski        1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               47  9 19  9  TOTALS               43 10 14  9

CHICAGO CUBS                  601 200 000 0 -- 9  
CINCINNATI REDS               200 021 040 1 -- 10 

LOB--CHICAGO CUBS 10, CINCINNATI REDS 12. ERR--Gene
Hermanski, Clyde McCullough, Preston Ward. 2B--Clyde
McCullough (2), Preston Ward (1), Willard Marshall (2). 3B--Bill Serena (1).
HR--Bill Serena (1), Roy Smalley (1), Preston Ward (1), Bobby Adams (2).
SACF--Ted Kluszewski.

 CHICAGO CUBS                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Fred Baczewski                 6.00    8    5    4    3    3    1
Sheldon Jones                  1.67    4    4    0    2    1    0
Bob Kelly (L, 0-1)             1.67    2    1    1    1    0    0
 CINCINNATI REDS            
Ken Raffensberger              0.33    6    6    6    0    0    2
Clyde King                     4.67    8    3    3    0    2    1
Ernie Nevel                    4.00    5    0    0    0    3    0
Frank Smith (W, 1-0)           1.00    0    0    0    2    1    0

SO--Fred Baczewski, Frank Baumholtz, Bob Kelly, Hank Sauer,
Bill Serena, Roy Smalley, Rocky Bridges, Ernie Nevel, Andy
Seminick (2). BB--Eddie Miksis, Preston Ward, Gus Bell,
Rocky Bridges, Jim Greengrass (2), Ted Kluszewski, Willard
Marshall.

CHICAGO COLLAPSES AGAIN; CINCY RALLIES

Gus BellThe Cubs failed to preserve a lead once again, allowing four runs in the bottom of the eighth, squandering Warren Hacker's top-notch performance and losing their third straight game. Cincinnati, behind late in both games of the doubleheader, found a way to win behind timely hitting.

Chicago scored early, plating a run in the second inning thanks to a double by Frank Baumholtz that scored Hal Jeffcoat. Left fielder Jim Greengrass threw out Warren Hacker trying to score from first to end the inning, limiting the damage to one run. They added a pair in the third and held the lead through seven.

Cincinnati did cut the Chicago lead to one, scoring a run in fifth and seventh. Chicago skipper Phil Cavarretta called upon Jim Willis in the eighth to finish out the game for his club but the lanky righty imploded after recording the first out. He loaded the bases and then served up a two-run double to pinch hitter Grady Hatton, losing the lead. Rocky Bridges hit a sacrifice fly to score McMillan and Gus Bell eventually drove in Hatton to give the Redlegs a six to three lead.

Clyde King came in for the top of the ninth and closed out the game, retiring all three Cubs batters he faced, two my strikeout. Perkowski tossed eight innings, scattering thirteen hits but only allowing three runs. Hacker earned  a no-decision despite pitching seven innings of two-run ball. Gus Bell finished the doubleheader with five hits and five runs batted in. Cincinnati, who had started their season with five straight losses, have now won three straight.

CHICAGO CUBS (3) AT CINCINNATI REDS (6)

CHICAGO CUBS         AB  R  H BI  CINCINNATI REDS      AB  R  H BI
Frank Baumholtz       5  0  2  1  Rocky Bridges         4  0  1  1  
Eddie Miksis          5  1  2  0  Bobby Adams           4  1  2  1  
Preston Ward          5  1  1  0  Gus Bell              5  0  3  2  
Hank Sauer            5  0  3  1  Ted Kluszewski        5  0  1  0  
Randy Jackson         5  0  0  0  Jim Greengrass        3  0  0  0  
Roy Smalley           4  0  0  1  Bob Borkowski         4  1  2  0  
Hal Jeffcoat          4  1  2  0  Hobie Landrith        3  2  1  0  
Toby Atwell           4  0  2  0  Roy McMillan          3  1  1  0  
Warren Hacker         1  0  1  0  Harry Perkowski       3  0  0  0  
 Bill Serena          0  0  0  0   Grady Hatton         1  1  1  2  
TOTALS               38  3 13  3  TOTALS               35  6 12  6

CHICAGO CUBS                  012 000 000 -- 3  
CINCINNATI REDS               000 010 14x -- 6  

LOB--CHICAGO CUBS 11, CINCINNATI REDS 10. ERR--Hobie
Landrith. 2B--Frank Baumholtz (1), Gus Bell (3), Grady Hatton (1).
SACF--Rocky Bridges. SACB--Warren Hacker.

 CHICAGO CUBS                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Warren Hacker                  7.00    7    2    2    3    1    0
Jim Willis (L, 0-1)            1.00    5    4    4    1    0    0
 CINCINNATI REDS            
Harry Perkowski (W, 1-1)       8.00   13    3    3    2    3    0
Clyde King (S, 1)              1.00    0    0    0    0    2    0

SO--Frank Baumholtz, Randy Jackson, Hank Sauer, Roy Smalley
(2), Harry Perkowski. BB--Warren Hacker, Bill Serena, Bobby
Adams, Jim Greengrass, Hobie Landrith, Roy McMillan.

PHILLIES WIN AGAIN, EXTEND STREAK TO SIX

Granny HamnerNothing can stop the steamrollin' Phils from Philadelphia this season as they cruised to an easy win over the New York Giants. Curt Simmons dazzled for much of the afternoon, at one point pitching four-hit shutout ball through the first six frames.

Jim Hearn was a tick less effective for New York, allowing two runs early including a home run off the bat of Granny Hamner. Hamner's long ball was his fourth of the season and his seventh extra base hit on the year. Hearn loaded the bases with none out in the seventh and was spelled by Al Corwin who promptly surrendered a two-run single to Del Ennis and a sacrifice fly to Hamner.

The Giants made those three runs up in the bottom half of the inning thanks to a three-run home run by Daryl Spencer, recently activated from the disabled list. The Fightin' Phils roared right back in the eighth as Hearn could not stop the hot bats of Philadelphia. Earl Torgeson doubled in a pair and Ennis' sacrifice fly plated a third run to give Philly a five run lead.

The Giants made a modest attempt at a rally in the ninth with "Dusty" Rhodes leading the inning off with a home run. Simmons walked Bobby Thomson and gave up a single to Whitey Lockman before getting pulled for reliever Andy Hansen. The righty struck out Westrum before inducing Spencer to hit into a game ending double play. Philadelphia has now won its first six games of the season.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (8) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (4)

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIE AB  R  H BI  NEW YORK GIANTS      AB  R  H BI
Connie Ryan           4  3  4  0  Al Dark               4  0  2  0  
Richie Ashburn        4  1  1  0  Don Mueller           4  0  2  0  
Earl Torgeson         3  2  1  2  Hank Thompson         4  0  0  0  
Del Ennis             4  0  2  4  Dusty Rhodes          4  2  1  1  
Granny Hamner         4  1  2  2  Bobby Thomson         3  0  0  0  
Stan Lopata           4  0  0  0  Whitey Lockman        3  0  1  0  
Johnny Wyrostek       5  0  2  0  Wes Westrum           3  1  0  0  
Willie Jones          4  1  0  0  Daryl Spencer         4  1  2  3  
Curt Simmons          3  0  0  0  Jim Hearn             2  0  0  0  
 Andy Hansen          0  0  0  0   Al Corwin            1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               35  8 12  8  TOTALS               32  4  8  4

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES         101 000 330 -- 8  
NEW YORK GIANTS               000 000 301 -- 4  

LOB--PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 9, NEW YORK GIANTS 4. ERR--Granny
Hamner, Daryl Spencer. 2B--Earl Torgeson (3). HR--Granny Hamner (4),
Dusty Rhodes (2), Daryl Spencer (1). SACF--Del Ennis, Granny Hamner.
SACB--Curt Simmons.

 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES           IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Curt Simmons (W, 1-0)          8.00    8    4    1    3    4    2
Andy Hansen (S, 2)             1.00    0    0    0    0    1    0
 NEW YORK GIANTS            
Jim Hearn (L, 0-1)             6.00    8    5    4    4    4    1
Al Corwin                      3.00    4    3    3    2    1    0

SO--Del Ennis, Stan Lopata, Curt Simmons, Earl Torgeson,
Johnny Wyrostek, Al Corwin, Al Dark, Don Mueller, Wes
Westrum (2). BB--Richie Ashburn, Willie Jones, Stan Lopata,
Earl Torgeson (2), Connie Ryan, Whitey Lockman, Bobby
Thomson, Wes Westrum.

THOMAS ERROR COSTS PIRATES

Frank ThomasA Frank Thomas error was the difference today as the Brooklyn Dodgers picked up their third win and evened their record at 3-3. The costly gaffe occurred in the top of the first inning as Brooklyn, already scoring one run, had loaded the bases with one out. Gil Hodges, one of the premier players in the game, hit a rapidly sinking fly ball to center. Frank Thomas eased up to corral the ball on a bounce but let it squirt through, rolling all the way to the wall and allowing three runs to cross home plate.

Pittsburgh chipped away, closing the gap to a run in the seventh after Mike Sandlock and Pete Castiglione each smacked a solo home run. Clem Labine relieved Russ Meyer and squelched the Pirate comeback, retiring the next seven batters in order.

Murry Dickson was the tough luck loser, pitching all nine frames of the ball game and only allowing one earned run on nine hits. The loss is Pittsburgh fourth straight, dropping their record to 1-5 on the season. Russ Meyer picked up the win, balancing out his record to 1-1. Pee Wee Reese was caught stealing for the fourth time this season; he has been successful just once.

BROOKLYN DODGERS (4) AT PITTSBURGH PIRATES (3)

BROOKLYN DODGERS     AB  R  H BI  PITTSBURGH PIRATES   AB  R  H BI
Jim Gilliam           4  1  2  0  Cal Abrams            4  0  2  0  
Peewee Reese          4  0  2  1  Johnny O'Brien        4  0  1  0  
Carl Furillo          5  1  1  0  Ralph Kiner           4  0  0  0  
Duke Snider           4  1  1  0  Frank Thomas          4  1  2  0  
Roy Campanella        3  1  0  0  Paul Smith            4  0  1  0  
Gil Hodges            4  0  1  0  Mike Sandlock         3  1  1  2  
Billy Cox             4  0  0  0  Eddie O'Brien         4  0  1  0  
George Shuba          4  0  1  0  Pete Castiglione      3  1  1  1  
Russ Meyer            3  0  0  0   Johnny Lindell       1  0  0  0  
 Clem Labine          1  0  1  0  Murry Dickson         2  0  0  0  
TOTALS               36  4  9  1  TOTALS               33  3  9  3

BROOKLYN DODGERS              400 000 000 -- 4  
PITTSBURGH PIRATES            000 100 200 -- 3  

LOB--BROOKLYN DODGERS 9, PITTSBURGH PIRATES 5. ERR--Peewee
Reese, Frank Thomas. 2B--Peewee Reese (1), Duke Snider (4), Johnny
O'Brien (2), Frank Thomas (2). HR--Pete Castiglione (1), Mike Sandlock (1).
SACF--Mike Sandlock. SB--Jim Gilliam (1).

 BROOKLYN DODGERS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Russ Meyer (W, 1-1)            6.33    9    3    3    1    0    2
Clem Labine (S, 1)             2.67    0    0    0    0    0    0
 PITTSBURGH PIRATES         
Murry Dickson (L, 0-2)         9.00    9    4    1    4    8    0

SO--Roy Campanella, Billy Cox, Carl Furillo, Jim Gilliam,
Gil Hodges, Russ Meyer, George Shuba, Duke Snider. BB--Roy
Campanella, Jim Gilliam, Peewee Reese, Duke Snider, Murry
Dickson.

BRAVES CAN'T SOLVE STALEY; JABLONSKI LEADS CARDS

Gerry StaleyGerry Staley was brilliant in his second start of the season today, hurling a complete game four-hitter against the Braves. The Cards struck early, putting a pair of runs on the board in the first. With Musial on first, Ray Jablonksi took the Max Surkont fast ball deep to centerfield for his second home run of the season.

Milwaukee tied the game in the fourth with a pair of their own. Johnny Logan reached first on an error by the usually sure-gloved "Red" Schoendienst. Slugger Eddie Matthews followed with a two-run home run to even the score. That would be all the scoring for the Braves, though, as Staley limited the potent Milwaukee bats to just two more hits.

St. Louis matched Milwaukee's two-run fourth with their own. Schoendienst, atoning for his costly error, ripped a two-out based loaded single to score two runs. Sukront was sharp for the remainder of the game, giving up just two hits, but the damage had already been done.

Staley picked up his second win of the season, going the distance and allowing just one earned run. Surkont was credited with the loss despite pitching well and striking out eight Cardinal batters.

MILWAUKEE BRAVES (2) AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (4)

MILWAUKEE BRAVES     AB  R  H BI  ST. LOUIS CARDINALS  AB  R  H BI
Bill Bruton           4  0  0  0  Red Schoendienst      4  0  1  2  
Johnny Logan          4  1  0  0  Enos Slaughter        4  0  0  0  
Eddie Mathews         4  1  1  2  Stan Musial           3  1  1  0  
Sid Gordon            4  0  0  0  Ray Jablonski         4  1  2  2  
Andy Pafko            4  0  2  0  Steve Bilko           3  1  0  0  
Joe Ad****            4  0  1  0  Rip Repulski          4  0  2  0  
Jack Dittmer          3  0  0  0  Ferrell Anderson      4  1  1  0  
Ebba St. Claire       3  0  0  0  Dick Schofield        3  0  0  0  
Max Surkont           3  0  0  0  Gerry Staley          2  0  0  0  
TOTALS               33  2  4  2  TOTALS               31  4  7  4

MILWAUKEE BRAVES              000 200 000 -- 2  
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS           200 200 00x -- 4  

LOB--MILWAUKEE BRAVES 4, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 6. ERR--Bill
Bruton, Andy Pafko, Dick Schofield, Red Schoendienst.
2B--Rip Repulski (1). HR--Eddie Mathews (3), Ray Jablonski (2).

 MILWAUKEE BRAVES                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Max Surkont (L, 0-1)           8.00    7    4    4    3    8    1
 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS        
Gerry Staley (W, 2-0)          9.00    4    2    1    0    5    1

SO--Jack Dittmer, Johnny Logan, Eddie Mathews, Ebba St.
Claire (2), Ferrell Anderson, Steve Bilko (2), Stan Musial,
Dick Schofield (2), Red Schoendienst, Gerry Staley.
BB--Steve Bilko, Stan Musial, Gerry Staley.

WHITE SOX SLAM TRIBE FOR 21 RUNS

Sherm LollarChicago struck early and often in the first game of a doubleheader versus Cleveland today, scoring an incredible twenty-one runs. The hit parade started immediately as the White Sox scored four runs before Bob Lemon could record an out. Already down five runs going into the third, Chicago scored another three runs to chase Lemon from the contest.

Dick Weik faired no better,surrendering a three-run home run to Vern Stephens in the fourth inning. Triobe skipper Al Lopez called in Lou Brissie to try to stop the bleeding but there would be no cooling of the Chicago bats. Sam Mele's two-run long ball capped off a four run fifth. The sixth brought more of the same. Brissie was pulled after giving up a two-run single to Minnie Minoso, allowing Bob Chakales to face the firing squad. Four more runs scored, including a Sherm Lollar three-run tape measure shot, before the inning mercifully ended.

Lost in all the offense was the brilliant pitching of White Sox starter Billy Pierce, who tossed nine strong innings of six-hit ball, allowed no runs, and picked up his first win of the season. Sherm Lollar ended the game with five hits, driving in four runs. Sam Mele also chipped in with four RBIs, while Minoso and Stephens each contributed with a trio of RBIs.

The win was Chicago's first of the season and Cleveland's first loss.

CLEVELAND INDIANS (0) AT CHICAGO WHITE SOX (21)

CLEVELAND INDIANS    AB  R  H BI  CHICAGO WHITE SOX    AB  R  H BI
Bobby Avila           4  0  1  0  Nellie Fox            6  3  3  2  
Dale Mitchell         3  0  2  0  Ferris Fain           5  2  3  0  
Al Rosen              4  0  0  0  Minnie Minoso         4  3  2  3  
Larry Doby            4  0  0  0  Jim Rivera            5  3  2  2  
Ray Boone             3  0  0  0  Sam Mele              6  3  3  4  
Wally Westlake        4  0  2  0  Sherm Lollar          6  3  5  4  
George Strickland     4  0  0  0  Vern Stephens         5  2  2  3  
Jim Hegan             4  0  0  0  Chico Carrasquel      6  1  2  0  
Bob Lemon             1  0  1  0  Billy Pierce          4  1  1  2  
 Joe Tipton           1  0  0  0                                    
 Bob Chakales         1  0  0  0                                    
 Luke Easter          1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               34  0  6  0  TOTALS               47 21 23 20

CLEVELAND INDIANS             000 000 000 -- 0  
CHICAGO WHITE SOX             503 346 00x -- 21 

LOB--CLEVELAND INDIANS 9, CHICAGO WHITE SOX 8. ERR--Ray
Boone (2), Sherm Lollar. 2B--Bobby Avila (2), Dale Mitchell 2 (2).
3B--Bob Lemon (1), Jim Rivera (1). HR--Sherm Lollar (2), Sam Mele (1), Vern
Stephens (1). SACF--Billy Pierce.

 CLEVELAND INDIANS               IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Bob Lemon (L, 1-1)             2.67   10    8    6    1    0    0
Dick Weik                      1.33    3    3    3    1    0    1
Lou Brissie                    1.00    6    8    7    2    0    1
Bob Chakales                   3.00    4    2    2    1    3    1
 CHICAGO WHITE SOX          
Billy Pierce (W, 1-1)          9.00    6    0    0    2    5    0

WP--Lou Brissie. SO--Bobby Avila, Larry Doby (3), Al Rosen,
Billy Pierce, Jim Rivera, Vern Stephens. BB--Ray Boone, Dale
Mitchell, Ferris Fain, Minnie Minoso (2), Jim Rivera, Vern
Stephens.

GARCIA SHARP AS CLEVELAND BOUNCES BACK, SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER

Mike GarciaThere would not be a second offensive explosion today as the Indians kept the White Sox in check, bouncing back with a win after a twenty-one run thrashing only a few hours earlier. Al Rosen started the Tribe off in the right direction in the first, stroking an RBI single to score Hank Majeski. Cleveland opened up the lead in the sixth, adding two runs thanks to Harry Simpson and Bill Glynn RBI singles. In the seventh, Rosen doubled in Majeski and Doby followed with a sacrifice fly to score George Strickland.

On the Chicago side, the red-hot bats were cooled off by Mike Garcia, coming off a shutout in his first start. He extended his scoreless streak to fifteen innings when Red Wilson hit a sacrifice fly to score Jim Rivera. That would turn out being the only run the White Sox would score in the second game, as Garcia went the distance and picked up the 5-1 victory.

Rosen bounced back with a hitless performance in game one to collect four hits in the second game while also driving in a pair of runs. Garcia is now 2-0 and sports a nifty 0.50 ERA. White Sox backup catcher Joe Tipton left the game in the first and is expected to miss a couple of games.

CLEVELAND INDIANS (5) AT CHICAGO WHITE SOX (1)

CLEVELAND INDIANS    AB  R  H BI  CHICAGO WHITE SOX    AB  R  H BI
Hank Majeski          4  2  2  0  Nellie Fox            4  0  2  0  
George Strickland     4  1  1  0  Bob Boyd              4  0  1  0  
Al Rosen              5  1  4  2  Minnie Minoso         4  0  1  0  
Larry Doby            3  1  1  1  Jim Rivera            3  1  1  0  
Joe Tipton            1  0  0  0  Tom Wright            4  0  1  0  
 Jim Hegan            4  0  0  0  Red Wilson            2  0  0  1  
Harry Simpson         4  0  1  1  Chico Carrasquel      4  0  1  0  
Bill Glynn            4  0  2  1  Rocky Krsnich         4  0  0  0  
Bob Kennedy           4  0  0  0  Lou Kretlow           2  0  1  0  
Mike Garcia           4  0  0  0   Luis Aloma           1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               37  5 11  5  TOTALS               32  1  8  1

CLEVELAND INDIANS             100 002 200 -- 5  
CHICAGO WHITE SOX             000 000 100 -- 1  

LOB--CLEVELAND INDIANS 9, CHICAGO WHITE SOX 7. ERR--Luis
Aloma. 2B--Bill Glynn 2 (2), Al Rosen 2 (2), George Strickland (2),
Chico Carrasquel (1), Minnie Minoso (2), Jim Rivera (3). SACF--Larry
Doby, Red Wilson.

 CLEVELAND INDIANS               IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Mike Garcia (W, 2-0)           9.00    8    1    1    2    3    0
 CHICAGO WHITE SOX          
Lou Kretlow (L, 0-1)           5.33    8    3    3    1    3    0
Luis Aloma                     3.67    3    2    1    2    3    0

SO--Larry Doby (2), Mike Garcia (2), Bob Kennedy, Harry
Simpson, Chico Carrasquel (2), Lou Kretlow. BB--Larry Doby,
Hank Majeski, George Strickland, Jim Rivera, Red Wilson.

TIGERS STOP FOUR GAME SLIDE, BEAT BROWNS

Ned GarverNed Garver continued his early season dominance, pitching nine strong innings and allowing his first, and only, run of his season. The performance came at a perfect time for the Tigers who were in the midst of a four game losing streak.

Garver's counterpart on the Browns, Don Larsen, traded zeros for the first four frames before the Tigers put some runs on the board. Detroit was able to put runners on second and third with two outs before Rookie Harvey Kuenn turned on a Larsen fastball for a two-run double down the left field line. Bob Nieman tripled in a run in the sixth and would later score thanks to a Don Lund sacrifice fly.

St. Louis finally broke through in the seventh, recording back to back doubles and plating a run, their first, but last, run. Garver finished out the game, giving up nine hits, walking two, and striking out three to pick up his second win of the season. Don Larsen, who surrendered four runs on seven hits, gets the loss and falls to 0-2. The Browns lost Dick Kryhoski and Hank Edwards to injury.

ST. LOUIS BROWNS (1) AT DETROIT TIGERS (4)

ST. LOUIS BROWNS     AB  R  H BI  DETROIT TIGERS       AB  R  H BI
Johnny Groth          3  0  0  0  Harvey Kuenn          4  0  2  2  
Bobby Young           4  0  2  0  Johnny Pesky          4  0  0  0  
Vic Wertz             4  0  2  0  Jim Delsing           3  0  0  0  
Dick Kryhoski         2  0  0  0  Walt Dropo            4  1  1  0  
 Roy Sievers          2  0  1  0  Bob Nieman            4  1  2  1  
Jim Dyck              4  0  1  0  Matt Batts            3  0  1  0  
Clint Courtney        4  1  1  0  Don Lund              3  1  1  1  
Billy Hunter          4  0  1  1  Fred Hatfield         2  1  0  0  
Hank Edwards          2  0  0  0  Ned Garver            2  0  0  0  
 Dick Kokos           2  0  1  0                                    
Don Larsen            2  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               33  1  9  1  TOTALS               29  4  7  4

ST. LOUIS BROWNS              000 000 100 -- 1  
DETROIT TIGERS                000 022 00x -- 4  

LOB--ST. LOUIS BROWNS 7, DETROIT TIGERS 6. 2B--Clint
Courtney, Billy Hunter (3), Harvey Kuenn (3). 3B--Bob Nieman (1).
SACF--Don Lund. SACB--Ned Garver.

 ST. LOUIS BROWNS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Don Larsen (L, 0-2)            8.00    7    4    4    3    5    0
 DETROIT TIGERS             
Ned Garver (W, 2-0)            9.00    9    1    1    2    3    0

SO--Jim Dyck (2), Johnny Groth, Jim Delsing (2), Ned Garver,
Don Lund, Johnny Pesky. BB--Johnny Groth, Don Larsen, Matt
Batts, Jim Delsing, Fred Hatfield.

YANKS SURGE LATE, TAKE GAME ONE OF TWO-FER

Billy MartinThe Athletics were on their way to picking up a win in game one of today's doubleheader against the Yankees, but shoddy defense and shaky relief wasted a solid pitching performance by Bobby Shantz and cost the team an early season win.

Shantz scattered five hits through five before running into some potential trouble. With the A's leading 2-0, the Yankees loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth. Manager Jimmy Dykes gave the pitcher the hook, calling in reliever Carl Scheib to preserve the lead, which he did, striking out Gene Woodling to end the threat and the inning.

The relief ended there, though, as New York rallied in the seventh. After allowing the first two batters to get on, catcher Joe Astroth misplayed a grounder, allowing the bases to become loaded with no outs. Bill Renna pinch hit for the pitcher, Eddie Lopat, and drew a walk, forcing in a run. With the bases still loaded, Gil McDougald hit a ground ball back to the pitcher, who overthrew first, allowing a pair of runs to score. Joe Collins then hit a sacrifice fly to score Renna from third. A once two run lead was now a two run deficit.

Eddie Robinson hit a solo home run in the bottom of the inning to close the gap to one run, but Billy Martin responded in the ninth with a two-run home run to increase the lead to three. In the bottom of the ninth, pinch hitter Eddie Joost cranked a solo long ball to bring the A's within a pair of runs. With two outs and a man on first, Astroth ripped a double, giving the A's runners on second and third with two outs and slugger Gus Zernial at the plate. Yankee skipper Casey Stengel showed confidence in Tom Gorman, his shaky reliever, who got the Zernial to chase a change-up out of the zone, striking him out to nail down the save.

NEW YORK YANKEES (6) AT PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS (4)

NEW YORK YANKEES     AB  R  H BI  PHILADELPHIA ATHLETI AB  R  H BI
Gil McDougald         4  0  1  0  Joe DeMaestri         5  1  3  0  
Joe Collins           3  0  1  1  Dave Philley          5  0  2  2  
Hank Bauer            5  0  0  0  Joe Astroth           5  0  2  0  
Mickey Mantle         3  0  1  0  Gus Zernial           4  0  1  0  
Gene Woodling         4  1  0  0  Eddie Robinson        4  1  1  1  
Billy Martin          4  2  1  2  Cass Michaels         4  0  0  0  
Charlie Silvera       5  1  3  0  Pete Suder            4  1  1  0  
Loren Babe            5  1  1  0  Ed McGhee             4  0  0  0  
Eddie Lopat           3  0  0  0  Bobby Shantz          2  0  1  0  
 Bill Renna           0  1  0  1   Carl Scheib          1  0  1  0  
 Tom Gorman           1  0  0  0   Eddie Joost          1  1  1  1  
TOTALS               37  6  8  4  TOTALS               39  4 13  4

NEW YORK YANKEES              000 000 042 -- 6  
PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS        002 000 011 -- 4  

LOB--NEW YORK YANKEES 12, PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS 9.
ERR--Loren Babe, Joe Astroth (2), Cass Michaels, Carl
Scheib. 2B--Gil McDougald (1), Joe Astroth (1), Dave Philley (3), Pete
Suder (2). HR--Billy Martin (1), Eddie Joost (1), Eddie Robinson (1).
SACF--Joe Collins.

 NEW YORK YANKEES                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Eddie Lopat (W, 1-0)           7.00    9    2    2    1    2    0
Tom Gorman (S, 1)              2.00    4    2    2    0    3    2
 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS     
Bobby Shantz                   6.67    6    0    0    4    5    0
Carl Scheib (L, 0-1)           2.33    2    6    3    3    2    1

SO--Loren Babe, Eddie Lopat, Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin,
Gene Woodling (2), Charlie Silvera, Ed McGhee (2), Cass
Michaels, Gus Zernial (2). BB--Joe Collins, Mickey Mantle
(2), Billy Martin, Gil McDougald, Bill Renna, Gene Woodling,
Gus Zernial.

ZERNIAL POWERS A'S; SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER

Gus ZernialPhiladelphia's big sixth inning, highlighted by a Gus Zernial three-run blast, was enough to sink New York and split the day's doubleheader. Alex Kellner, the southpaw out of Arizona, was strong in his second start of the season, tossing all nine innings.

Johnny Sain and Kellner traded zeros through the first four innings before New York broke through in the fifth, when Mantle led off the inning with a home run. Sain continued his dominance through the fifth, allowing just three singles, The A's, however, figured out the veteran hurler in the sixth, erupting for five runs. After Zernial's three-run home run, Michaels singled and later scored off a Pete Suder double. Backup left fielder Elmer Valo followed with an RBI single.

Philly added some insurance runs in the seventh with a Zernial sacrifice fly and an Eddie Robinson two-run home run, increasing their lead to seven runs. New York tried to come back in the ninth when Billy Martin smacked a two-out two-run home run but it was too little, too late. Kellner finished the game, getting Charlie Silvera to fly out. The win was Kellner's second on the season and is now 2-0 with a nifty 2.00 ERA. The victory also puts the A's back over .500 on the year. New York catcher Gus Triandos left the game in the seventh and is expected to miss a handful of games.

NEW YORK YANKEES (3) AT PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS (8)

NEW YORK YANKEES     AB  R  H BI  PHILADELPHIA ATHLETI AB  R  H BI
Gil McDougald         4  0  1  0  Eddie Joost           4  0  1  0  
Hank Bauer            4  0  0  0  Dave Philley          4  2  2  0  
Andy Carey            4  1  1  0  Joe Astroth           4  2  3  0  
Mickey Mantle         4  1  1  1  Gus Zernial           3  1  1  4  
Don Bollweg           3  0  1  0  Eddie Robinson        4  1  1  2  
Billy Martin          4  1  2  2  Cass Michaels         4  1  1  0  
Irv Noren             4  0  1  0  Pete Suder            4  1  2  1  
Gus Triandos          3  0  1  0  Elmer Valo            4  0  1  1  
 Charlie Silvera      1  0  0  0  Alex Kellner          4  0  0  0  
Johnny Sain           2  0  0  0                                    
 Ray Scarborough      1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               34  3  8  3  TOTALS               35  8 12  8

NEW YORK YANKEES              000 010 002 -- 3  
PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS        000 005 30x -- 8  

LOB--NEW YORK YANKEES 5, PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS 4.
ERR--Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin. 2B--Andy Carey (1), Dave
Philley (4), Pete Suder (3). HR--Mickey Mantle (1), Billy Martin (2), Eddie
Robinson (2), Gus Zernial (3). SACF--Gus Zernial.

 NEW YORK YANKEES                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Johnny Sain (L, 0-2)           5.67    9    5    5    0    4    1
Ray Scarborough                2.33    3    3    3    0    0    1
 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS     
Alex Kellner (W, 2-0)          9.00    8    3    3    1    8    2

SO--Hank Bauer, Don Bollweg, Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin,
Gil McDougald, Irv Noren, Johnny Sain, Ray Scarborough,
Eddie Joost, Alex Kellner, Gus Zernial (2). BB--Don Bollweg.

MASTERSON, SENATORS ROLL OVER BOSOX

Walt MastersonBoston squandered an opportunity to effectively end the game in the first, scoring two runs and having runners on second and third with one out. Instead of chasing the lanky righty Walt Masterson from the game, Tom Umphlett and Milt Bolling both struck out, ending the threat. Masterson never looked back, shutting out the Red Sox over the next eight innings.

Boston hurler Mickey McDermott was not so effective. He surrendered a run in the first thanks to a Jackie Jensen sacrifice fly, but was still ahead 2-1 through three innings. The wheels came off in the fourth, walking the bases loaded and then walking Mickey Grasso to bring in a run. Gil Coan followed with an RBI single to give the Sens a 3-2 lead. Masterson helped his own cause with a two-run single of his own. Pete Runnels drove in another run, the fifth of the inning, before Boston could record three outs.

Hersh Freeman relieved McDermott and gave up three runs over two innings courtesy of RBI singles from Coan and Vernon. Jensen hit his second sacrifice fly of the game, recording his second RBI.

Masterson completed the game and picked up his second win of the season. Over nine innings, he recorded nine strike outs to bring his season total to eighteen, good for tops in the majors.

BOSTON RED SOX (2) AT WASHINGTON SENATORS (9)

BOSTON RED SOX       AB  R  H BI  WASHINGTON SENATORS  AB  R  H BI
Billy Goodman         5  0  2  0  Eddie Yost            5  1  2  0  
Jim Piersall          5  1  3  0  Pete Runnels          5  2  3  1  
Clyde Vollmer         3  1  0  0  Mickey Vernon         3  0  2  1  
Dick Gernert          3  0  0  0  Jackie Jensen         1  1  0  2  
Sammy White           4  0  1  2  Jim Busby             4  2  0  0  
Tom Umphlett          4  0  1  0  Floyd Baker           4  1  2  0  
Milt Bolling          4  0  0  0  Mickey Grasso         4  1  0  1  
Johnny Lipon          4  0  1  0  Gil Coan              3  1  2  2  
Mickey McDermott      1  0  0  0  Walt Masterson        4  0  1  2  
 Del Wilber           1  0  0  0                                    
 Gene Stephens        1  0  0  0                                    
 Hoot Evers           1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               36  2  8  2  TOTALS               33  9 12  9

BOSTON RED SOX                200 000 000 -- 2  
WASHINGTON SENATORS           100 512 00x -- 9  

LOB--BOSTON RED SOX 10, WASHINGTON SENATORS 10. ERR--Mickey
Vernon. 2B--Billy Goodman (2), Sammy White (4), Pete Runnels (2).
SACF--Jackie Jensen (2). SB--Pete Runnels (1).

 BOSTON RED SOX                  IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Mickey McDermott (L, 1-1)      4.00    5    6    6    4    2    0
Hersh Freeman                  2.00    6    3    3    1    0    0
Bill Kennedy                   2.00    1    0    0    3    0    0
 WASHINGTON SENATORS        
Walt Masterson (W, 2-0)        9.00    8    2    2    3    9    0

SO--Milt Bolling (3), Billy Goodman (2), Johnny Lipon, Tom
Umphlett, Clyde Vollmer, Sammy White, Jim Busby, Eddie Yost.
BB--Dick Gernert, Clyde Vollmer (2), Floyd Baker, Jim Busby,
Gil Coan, Mickey Grasso, Jackie Jensen (2), Mickey Vernon
(2).


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WS could have used a few of those runs in game 2

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Ouch 21 runs on Cleveland!



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