A TIME OF URGENCY

September 23, 1956

Catcher and umpire face off in classic duet, an old pro tries to steal home without orders, a benchful of Milwaukee Braves stare in candid anxiety—these are some of the manifestations of the scramble for the top in the National League as the '56 season enters its final phase

Del Crandall, the normally self-contained Milwaukee catcher, explodes after call by Umpire Artie Gore during second game of double-header in Philadelphia.

BRAVES AARON AND SPAHN CONCENTRATE FIXEDLY

BOBBY THOMSON TRIES TO STEAL HOME AGAINST DODGERS—AND ORDERS

RULED OUT ON CAMPANELLA TAG, THOMSON WAS LATER FINED $100

INFIELDER TORRE MASSAGES UPPER LIP

MANAGER HANEY FOCUSES DOWN TO THE PLAY

CATCHER RICE NIBBLES HIS THROWING HAND

SEVEN PHOTOSJOHN G. ZIMMERMAN AND GEORGE SILK

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)