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Sept. 03, 1956
Sept. 03, 1956

Table of Contents
Sept. 3, 1956

Forest Hills
Spectacle
Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
The Giants
Part Two
Horse Racing
Boxing
Acknowledgments
The Outdoor Week
Nature
Baseball
Bernard Darwin
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Mr. Caper

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TEAM PERFORMANCES

TEAM LEADERS

This Week (8/20-8/26)

Batting

Season

Homers Week

Week

Season

Homers Season

Pitching Season

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Milwaukee

6-2

.750

(75-47)

12

Adcock

.480

Aaron

.328

Adcock

32

Buhl

16-5

New York

6-3

.667

(50-71)

1

Sarni

.409

Schoendienst

.320

Mays

24

Antonelli

13-12

Brooklyn

4-2

.667

(71-49)

3

Gilliam

.462

Gilliam

.305

Snider

34

Newcombie

20-6

St. Louis

5-3

.625

(63-61)

5

Katt

.420

Moon

.333

Musial

22

Dickson

11-9

Cincinnati

4-4

.500

(72-53)

11

Robinson

.444

Kluszewski

.314

Kluszewski

33

Lawrence

16-8

Philadelphia

2-5

.286

(57-64)

5

Ashburn

.500

Ashburn

.303

Lopata

29

Haddix

12-5

Pittsburgh

2-6

.250

(53-72)

1

Virdon

.333

Virdon

.311

Long

24

Friend

15-13

Chicago

2-6

.250

(49-73)

4

Baker

.333

Banks

.305

Banks

25

Rush

12-7

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit

5-2

.714

(60-64)

1

Kuenn

.364

Kuenn

.327

Kaline

23

Hoeft

15-1

Chicago

5-3

.625

(67-54)

5

Aparicio

.414

Fox

.307

Doby

16

Pierce

18-6

Boston

4-3

.571

(67-56)

8

Piersall

.370

Williams

.34 2

Williams

17

Brewer

16-7

Cleveland

3-3

.500

(70-51)

5

Colavito

.294

Smith

.230

Wertz

25

Wynn

15-7

Baltimore

3-4

.429

(55-68)

1

Nieman

.400

Nieman

.327

Nieman

14

Brown

8-4

Kansas City

3-4

.429

(41-82)

8

Power

.364

Power

.304

Simpson

19

Kellner

7-4

New York

3-5

.375

(80-46)

5

Mantle

.387

Mantle

.304

Mantle

44

Ford

14-5

Washington

2-4

.333

(51-70)

6

Runnels

.300

Runnels

.310

Sievers

26

Ramos

12-8

HEROES AND GOATS

THE SEASON (to Aug. 26)

BEST

WORST

Batting (NL)

Moon, St L, .333

Kazanski, Phil, .214

Batting (AL)

Mantle, NY, .364

Miranda, Bait, .220

Home run hitters (NL)

Snider, Bkn, 34
(1 per 12½ AB)

Schoendienst, NY, 1
(per 363 AB)

Home run hitters (AL)

Mantle, NY, 44
(1 per 10 AB)

Thompson, KC, 1
(per 245 AB)

Pitching (NL)

Newcombe, Bkn, 20-6

Hacker, Chi, 2-12

Pitching (AL)

Pierce, Chi, 18-6

Hernage, KC, 1-12

ERA (NL)

Burdette, Mil, 2.50

Hacker, Chi, 4.84

ERA (AL)

Ford, NY, 2.55

Stone, Wash, 6.64

Complete games (NL)

Roberts, Phil, 16
(in 29 starts)

Schmidt, St L, 2
(in 20 starts)

Compiete games (AL)

Pierce, Chi, 16
(in 27 starts)

Herriage, KC, 1
(in 15 starts)

Team HR (NL)

Cincinnati, 186

Pittsburgh, 90

Team HR (AL)

New York, 161

Baltimore, 71

Team runs (NL)

Cincinnati, 628

New York, 417

Team runs (AL)

New York, 709

Baltimore, 461

Team hits (NL)

St. Louis, 1,175

New York, 982

Team hits (AL)

Detroit, 1,182

Baltimore, 992

RUNS PRODUCED

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted In

Total Runs Produced

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Kluszewski, Cin (.314)

84

60

144

Aaron, Mil (.328)

87

55

142

Robinson, Cin (.296)

105

37

142

Musial, St L (.310)

67

69

136

Lopata, Phil (.276)

79

55

134

Snider, Bkn (.290)

90

44

134

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Mantle, NY (.364)

108

68

176

Kaline, Det (.312)

75

76

151

Simpson, KC (.291)

64

74

138

Doby, Chi (.259)

70

66

136

Minoso, Chi (.301)

81

54

135

THE ROOKIES

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Batting

Robinson, Cin, .296

Skizas, KC, .339

Home runs

Robinson, Cin, 32

Colavito, Clev. 16

RBI

Robinson, Cin, 69

Francona, Bait, 47

Pitching

Valentinetti, Chi, 5-3

Sisler, Bos, 6-6