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Sept. 24, 1956
Sept. 24, 1956

Table of Contents
Sept. 24, 1956

Events & Discoveries
Acknowledgments
Sporting Look
What Happens To Players?
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

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TEAM PERFORMANCES

TEAM LEADERS

This week (9/10-9/16)

Batting

Season

Homers Week

Week

Season

Homer Season

Pitching Season

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Brooklyn

4-1

.800

(86-56)

3

Reese

.474

Gilliam

.301

Snider

38

Newcombe

24-6

St. Louis

4-2

.667

(72-70)

7

Repulski

.435

Moon

.315

Boyer

25

Dickson

13-9

Cincinnati

3-2

.600

(83-59)

7

Bell

.565

Kluszewski

.303

Robinson

38

Lawrence

19-9

Milwaukee

3-3

.500

(86-57)

7

Mathews

.375

Aaron

.327

Adcock

37

Buhl

17-8

Philadelphia

3-4

.429

(66-76)

8

Hemus

.500

Ashburn

.305

Lopata

30

Haddix

13-6

New York

2-3

.400

(58-83)

8

White

.429

Schoendienst

.315

Mays

33

Antonelli

16-13

Pittsburgh

2-4

.333

(62-82)

6

Virdon

.391

Virdon

.319

Long

27

Friend

15-16

Chicago

2-4

.333

(56-86)

1

Irvin

.333

Banks

.296

Banks

27

Rush

12-8

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit

6-1

.857

(75-68)

3

Boone

.520

Kuenn

.330

Kaline
Maxwell

25
25

Hoeft

18-12

New York

4-3

.571

(92-52)

7

Berra

.440

Mantle

.350

Mantle

49

Ford

18-5

Chicago

4-3

.571

(80-62)

7

Rivera

.345

Minoso

.305

Doby

19

Pierce

20-7

Cleveland

4-4

.500

(80-63)

8

Colavito

.286

Smith

.269

Wertz

29

Wynn

18-9

Boston

4-4

.500

(79-65)

7

Williams

.458

Williams

.352

Williams

22

Brewer

19-8

Baltimore

3-4

.429

(62-81)

4

Triandos

.320

Nieman

.321

Triandos

19

Moore

12-7

Kansas City

3-4

.429

(46-96)

6

Power

.452

Power

.316

Simpson

20

Ditmar

11-21

Washington

1-6

.143

(58-85)

3

Killebrew

.292

Runnels

.314

Sievers

28

Stobbs

15-12

HEROES AND GOATS

THE SEASON (to Sept. 16)

BEST

WORST

Batting (NL)

Aaron, Mil, .327

Kazanski, Phil. .213

Batting (AL)

Williams, Bos, .352

Miranda, Balt, .213

Home run hitters (NL)

Snider, Bkn, 38 (1 per 13 AB)
Robinson, Cin, 38 (1 per 14 AB)

Schoendienst, NY, 1 (per 442 AB)

Home run hitters (AL)

Mantle, NY, 49 (1 per 10½ AB)

Thompson, KC, 1 (per 257 AB)

Pitching (NL)

Newcombe, Bkn, 24-6

Hacker, Chi, 3-12

Pitching (AL)

Ford, NY, 18-5

Herriage, KC, 1-13

ERA(NL)

Burdette, Mil. 2.60

Hacker, Chi, 4.78

ERA(AL)

Ford, NY, 2.55

Pascual, Wash, 5.95

Complete games (NL)

Newcombe, Bkn, 18 (in 32 starts)
Roberts, Phil, 18 (in 33 starts)

Schmidt, St L, 2 (in 21 starts)

Complete games (AL)

Lemon, Clev, 20 (in 33 starts)

Herriage, KC, 1 (in 16 starts)

Team HR(NL)

Cincinnati, 205

Pittsburgh, 105

Team HR(AL)

New York. 181

Baltimore, 85

Team runs (NL)

Cincinnati, 715

New York, 479

Team runs (AL)

New York, 807

Baltimore, 525

Team hits (NL)

St. Louis, 1342

New York, 1152

Team hits (AL)

Detroit, 1378

Baltimore, 1141

RUNS PRODUCED

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted in

Total Runs Produced

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Aaron, Mil (.327)

104

64

168

Robinson, Cin (.297)

118

43

161

Kluszewski, Cin (.303)

91

67

158

Musial, St L (.306)

77

79

156

Snider, Bkn (.280)

103

50

153

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Mantle. NY (.350)

127

72

199

Kaline, Det (.307)

87

93

180

Berra, NY, (.301)

90

69

159

Minoso, Chi (.305)

94

64

158

Kuenn, Det (.330)

86

69

155

Simpson, KC (.296)

74

81

155

THE ROOKIES

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Batting

Robinson, Cin, .297

Skizas, KC. .329

Home runs

Robinson, Cin, 38

Colavito, Clev, 20

RBI

Robinson, Cin, 81

Colavito, Clev, 57

Pitching

Phillips, Mil, 5-2

Sisler, Bos, 7-7