X-RAY

July 22, 1956

X-Ray was introduced to give readers significant baseball statistics which are not readily available. At midseason, an X-RAY summary tells this story: the Braves and White Sox won the most games in one week (eight) and the Phillies lost the most (seven). Mickey Mantle, Ken Boyer and Stan Musial have been among the first 10 players in the major leagues in Runs Produced every week. Al Smith of the Indians and Alvin Dark of the Cardinals had the highest weekly batting mark (.619), and the Redlegs' Frank Robinson is Rookie of the Year.

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TEAM PERFORMANCES

TEAM LEADERS

This Week (7/9-7/15)

Batting

Season

Homers Week

Week

Season

Homers Season

Pitching Season

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Milwaukee

6-0

1.000

(47-30)

6

Aaron

.435

Aaron

.319

Adcock

17

Buhl
Burdette

10-4
10-4

St. Louis

4-1

.800

(41-40)

2

Dark

.619

Musial

.327

Boyer

20

Mizell

9-7

Philadelphia

4-1

.800

(36-44)

2

Ennis

.429

Valo

.323

Ennis
Lopata

15
15

Haddix

7-3

Chicago

3-3

.500

(34-43)

9

Baker

.400

Fondy

.291

Banks

22

Rush

8-3

Cincinnati

2-3

.400

(46-33)

3

Jablonski

.353

Bailey

.326

Kluszewski

23

Lawrence

12-0

Pittsburgh

2-5

.286

(37-42)

6

Shepard

.353

Clemente

.305

Long

18

Friend

11-8

Brooklyn

1-4

.200

(43-36)

8

Gilliam

.500

Gilliam

.305

Snider

20

Newcombe

l2-5

New York

0-5

.000

(30-46)

6

Schoendienst

.450

Schoendienst

.321

Mays

15

Antonelli

8-7

AMERICAN LEAGUE

New York

5-0

1.000

(57-26)

4

Skowron

.375

Mantle

.365

Mantle

30

Kucks

13-4

Boston

4-1

.800

(44-36)

2

Williams

.375

Williams

.368

Gernert

11

Brewer

11-3

Baltimore

4-1

.800

(37-44)

6

Kell

.500

Kell

.330

Nieman

8

Moore

7-6

Detroit

2-3

.400

(36-45)

5

Kaline

.381

Maxwell

.352

Maxwell

17

Hoeft

11-6

Washington

2-3

.400

(33-53)

7

Berberet

.462

Courtney

.328

Sievers

18

Stobbs

7-7

Kansas City

2-3

.400

(30-51)

3

E. Robinson

.333

Simpson

.294

Simpson

12

Kellner

7-3

Cleveland

1-4

.200

(45-35)

3

A. Smith

.300

Rosen

.304

Wertz

19

Wynn

10-5

Chicago

0-5

.000

(43-35)

3

Minoso

.235

Minoso

.306

Doby

9

Pierce

13-4

HEROES AND GOATS

THE SEASON (to July 15) RUNS PRODUCED

BEST

WORST

Batting (NL)

Musial, St L, .327

Campanella, Bkn, .214

Batting (AL)

Mantle, NY, .365

Valdivielso. Wash, .195

Home run hitters (NL)

Kluszewski, Cin, 23 (1 per 12 AB)

Kazanski, Phil, 1 (1 per 262 AB)

Home run hitters (AL)

Mantle, NY, 30 (1 per 10 AB)

Miranda, Balt, 1 (1 per 263 AB)

Pitching (NL)

Lawrence, Cin, 12-0

Hacker, Chi, 2-8

Pitching (AL)

Kucks, NY, 13-4
Pierce, Chi, 13-4

Herriage, KC, 1-8

ERA (NL)

Burdette, Mil, 2.32

Rogovin, Phil, 5.90

ERA (AL)

Ford, NY, 2.34

Grob, Wash, 6.53

Complete games (NL)

Roberts, Phil, 12 (in 19 starts)

Law, Pitt, 1 (in 17 starts)

Complete games (AL)

Ford, NY, 12 (in 17 starts)

Stone, Wash, 1 (in 13 starts)

Team HR (NL)

Cincinnati, 118

Philadelphia, 64

Team HR (AL)

New York, 113

Baltimore, 44

Team runs (NL)

St. Louis, 399

New York, 266

Team runs (AL)

New York, 478

Baltimore, 303

Team hits (NL)

St. Louis, 785

New York, 614

Team hits (AL)

Boston, 781

Baltimore, 652

RUNS PRODUCED

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted in

Total Runs Produced

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Boyer, St L (.319)

60

43

103

Musial, St L (.327)

46

53

99

Kluszewski, Cin (.283)

51

35

86

Banks, Chi (.285)

51

31

82

Long, Pitt (.300)

43

38

81

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Mantle, NY (.365)

75

44

119

Kaline, Det (.289)

51

46

97

Sievers, Wash (.262)

55

41

96

Philley, Chi (.253)

49

46

95

Smith, Clev (.301)

55

39

94

THE ROOKIES

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Batting

F. Robinson, Cin, .301

Berberet, Wash, .308

Home runs

F. Robinson, Cin, 18

Francona, Balt, 5

RBI

F. Robinson, Cin, 39

Aparicio, Chi, 28

Pitching

Valentinetti, Chi, 5-1

Sisler, Bos, 4-3

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)