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July 16, 1956
July 16, 1956

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July 16, 1956

Cincinnati Story
Spectacle
Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Wimbledon
  • By William F. Talbert

    Love, motherhood, severed apron strings and regal loneliness were part of the atmosphere at Wimbledon last week as Lew Hoad and Shirley Fry at last won through to the big titles

Acknowledgments
Motor Sports
Bonnie Prudden
Rafer Johnson
Horse Racing
Outdoor Week
Sports Of The Presidents
Pat On The Back

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TEAM PERFORMANCES

TEAM LEADERS

This Week (7/2-7/8)

Batting

Season

Homers Week

Week

Season

Homers Season

Pitching Season

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cincinnati

5-2

.714

(44-30)

8

Post

.333

Bailey

.335

Kluszewski

22

Lawrence

12-0

Chicago

5-3

.625

(31-40)

8

Landrith

.368

Fondy

.288

Banks

21

Rush

7-3

Brooklyn

4-3

.571

(42-32)

4

Snider

.321

Snider

.295

Snider

19

Craig

8-3

Milwaukee

4-4

.500

(41-30)

8

Adcock

.440

Aaron

.310

Mathews

13

Burdette

9-4

Philadelphia

4-4

.500

(32-43)

6

Jones

.440

Ashburn

.300

Ennis

15

Haddix

6-3

New York

3-3

.500

(30-41)

11

Spencer

.455

Schoendienst

.306

Mays

13

Antonelli

8-7

Pittsburgh

3-4

.429

(35-37)

3

Groat

.480

Clemente

.303

Long

17

Friend

11-7

St. Louis

1-6

.143

(37-39)

2

Blasingame

.300

Boyer

.321

Boyer

20

Mizell

8-7

AMERICAN LEAGUE

New York

6-1

.857

(52-26)

10

Martin

.471

Mantle

.371

Mantle

29

Kucks

11-4

Cleveland

5-2

.714

(44-31)

10

Smith

.429

Rosen

.313

Wertz

19

Wynn

10-4

Boston

5-3

.625

(40-35)

2

Williams

.414

Vernon

.324

Gernert
Jensen

10
10

Brewer

11-3

Chicago

4-4

.500

(43-30)

5

Fox

.469

Lollar

.313

Doby

9

Pierce

13-3

Detroit

4-5

.444

(34-42)

7

Kuenn

.389

Maxwell

.361

Maxwel

17

Hoeft

10-6

Kansas City

2-4

.333

(28-48)

2

Zernial

.400

Simpson

.304

Lopez

13

Kellner

6-3

Washington

2-5

.286

(31-50)

3

Courtney

.375

Runnels

.307

Sievers

17

Stobbs

7-6

Baltimore

1-5

.167

(33-43)

4

Kell

.480

Nieman

.322

Nieman
Triandos
Gardner

7
7
7

Moore

6-6

HEROES AND GOATS

THE SEASON (to July 8)

BEST

WORST

Batting (NL)

Bailey, Cinn, .335

Rhodes, NY, .191

Batting (AL)

Mantle, NY, .371

Brideweser, Det, .205

Home run hitters (NL)

Kluszewski, Cinn, 22 (1 per 12 AB)

Kazanski, Phil, 1 (per 244 AB)

Home run hitters (AL)

Mantle NY, 29 (1 per 9½ AB)

Miranda Balt, 1 (per 246 AB)

Pitching (NL)

Lawrence, Cinn, 12-0

Hacker, Chi, 2-8

Pitching (AL)

Pierce, Chi, 13-3

Herriage, KC, 1-8

ERA(NL)

Burdette, Mil, 2.12

Rogovin, Phil, 6.22

ERA(AL)

Ford, N.Y, 2.44

Horriage, KC, 6.63

Complete games (NL)

Roberts, Phil, 11 (in 18 starts)

Law, Pitt, 1 (in 16 starts)

Complete games (AL)

Ford, NY, 11 (in 16 starts)

Wight, Balt, 1 (in 15 starts)

Team HR(NL)

Cincinnati, 115

Philadelphia, 62

Team HR (AL)

New York, 103

Baltimore, 38

Team runs (NL)

Cincinnati, 382

New York, 250

Team runs (AL)

New York, 446

Baltimore, 283

Team hits (NL)

St. Louis, 725

New York, 572

Team hits (AL)

Boston, 738

Baltimore, 614

RUNS PRODUCED

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted In

Total Runs Produced

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Boyer, St L(.321)

57

40

97

Musial, St L (.308)

43

44

87

Kluszewski, Cinn (.282)

48

33

81

Robinson, Cinn (.313)

58

21

79

Snider, Bkn (.295)

54

24

78

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Mantle, NY (.371)

70

42

112

Philley, Chi (.263)

49

46

95

Simpson, KC (.304)

42

49

91

Kaline, Det (.283)

48

42

90

Lopez, KC (.287)

55

34

89

Sievers, Wash (.267)

52

37

89

THE ROOKIES

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Batting

Robinson, Cinn, .313

Buddin, Bos, .263

Home runs

Robinson, Cinn, 18

Averill, Clev, 3
Buddin, Bos, 3
Francona, Balt, 3

RBI

Robinson, Cinn, 39

Aparicio, Chi, 28

Pitching

Valentinetti, Chi, 5-1

Sisler, Bos, 3-3