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Aug. 13, 1956
Aug. 13, 1956

Table of Contents
Aug. 13, 1956

Brooklyn's Money Men
Spectacle
Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Wonderful World Of Sport
Boating
Horses
Acknowledgments
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Sports Of The Presidents
  • From the age of 9 Ulysses S. Grant's passion for horses was excelled only by his genius at breaking, riding and driving the most fractious of them

Mr. Caper
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

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TEAM PERFORMANCES

TEAM LEADERS

This Week (7/30-8/5)

Batting

Season

Homers Week

Week

Season

Homers Season

Pitching Season

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Philadelphia

5-1

.833

(48-52)

6

Blaylock
Lopata

.500
.500

Ashburn

.298

Lopata

22

Haddix

9-3

Brooklyn

6-2

.750

(60-42)

13

Robinson

.476

Furillo

.309

Snider

30

Newcombe

16-5

St. Louis

4-3

.571

(50-50)

4

Moon

.423

Musial

.325

Boyer

21

Mizell

10-8

New York

4-3

.571

(36-60)

6

Brandt

.346

Schoendienst

.319

Mays

17

Antonelli

9-11

Milwaukee

4-4

.500

(60-38)

11

Aaron

.406

Aaron

.344

Adcock
Mathews

24
24

Buhl

14-4

Cincinnati

3-4

.429

(59-43)

8

Jablonski

.360

Bailey

.308

Kluszewsk
Robinson

25
25

Lawrence

15-3

Chicago

2-5

.286

(42-57)

7

Moryn

.500

Banks

.305

Banks

24

Rush

10-4

Pittsburgh

1-7

.125

(44-57)

1

Virdon

.379

Virdon

.302

Long

23

Friend

12-11

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Washington

5-1

.833

(43-61)

5

Runnels

.435

Courtney

.333

Sievers

22

Ramos

9-7

Boston

5-2

.714

(58-44)

9

Vernon

.500

Williams

.350

Jensen

14

Brewer

15-3

Detroit

5-2

.714

(48-55)

8

Kaline

.531

Maxwell

.337

Kaline
Maxwell

21
21

Hoeft

13-9

Baltimore

4-4

.500

(47-57)

8

Williams

.375

Nieman

.317

Triandos

12

Moore

8-6

Cleveland

3-4

.429

(59-42)

7

Colavito

.318

Rosen

.293

Wertz

24

Score

11-6

Chicago

3-4

.429

(51-48)

12

Aparicio

.364

Fox

.297

Doby

14

Pierce

17-4

Kansas City

2-5

.286

(36-66)

7

Skizas

.400

Power

.307

Simpson

17

Kellner

7-4

New York

1-6

.143

(67-36)

10

Coleman
Mantle

.346
.346

Mantle

.368

Mantle

37

Ford

14-4

HEROES AND GOATS

THE SEASON (to Aug. 5)

BEST

WORST

Batting (NL)

Aaron, Mil, .344

Kazanski, Phil, .214

Batting (AL)

Mantle, NY, .368

Collins, NY, .211

Home run hitters (NL)

Snider, Bkn, 30
(1 per 12 AB)

Kazanski, Phil, 1
(per 299 AB)

Home run hitters (AL)

Mantle, NY, 37
(1 per 10 AB)

Aparicio, Chi, 1
(per 329 AB)

Pitching (NL)

Lawrence, Cinn, 15-3

Hacker, Chi, 2-10

Pitching (AL)

Brewer, Bos, 15-3

Herriage, KC, 1-11

ERA (NL)

Burdette, Mil, 2.69

Law, Pitt, 5.10

ERA (AL)

Ford, NY, 2.45

Wiesler, Wash, 6.68

Complete games (NL)

Roberts, Phil, 15
(in 24 starts)

Law, Pitt, 2
(in 20 starts)

Complete games (AL)

Pierce, Chi, 15
(in 22 starts)

Herriage, KC, 1
(in 15 starts)

Team HR (NL)

Cincinnati, 146

Philadelphia, 81
Pittsburgh, 81

Team HR (AL)

New York, 140

Baltimore, 64

Team runs (NL)

Cincinnati, 505

New York, 330

Team runs (AL)

New York, 598

Baltimore, 400

Team hits (NL)

St. Louis, 975

New York, 778

Team hits (AL)

Boston, 998

Baltimore, 841

RUNS PRODUCED

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted In

Total Runs Produced

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Boyer, St L (.317)

70

54

124

Aaron, Mil (.344)

70

51

121

Musial, St L (.325)

59

62

121

Kluszewski, Cinn (.300)

65

47

112

Snider, Bkn (.291)

76

32

108

Lopata, Phil (.279)

65

43

108

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Mantle, NY (.368)

93

56

149

Kaline, Det (.307)

66

64

130

Simpson, KC (.296)

55

63

118

Lopez, KC (.276)

71

41

112

Bauer, NY (.242)

68

42

110

Mmoso, Chi (.294)

68

42

110

Wertz, Clev (.282)

53

57

110

THE ROOKIES

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Batting

Covington, Mil, .303

Skizas, KC, .381

Home runs

Robinson, Cinn, 25

Colavito, Clev, 9

RBI

Robinson, Cinn, 54

Francona, Bait, 44

Pitching

Valentmetti, Chi, 5-3

Sisler, Bos, 5-5