BASEBALL X-RAY

July 07, 1957

The World Champion New York Yankees were not the best team in the American League last week. The sixth-place Baltimore Orioles were. Twenty-game winners Billy Pierce, Bob Lemon, Frank Lary and Billy Hoeft were not the best pitchers. Four undistinguished Orioles named Brown, Loes, Johnson and Moore were. While Pierce & Co. gave up a staggering total of 32 runs, the Baltimore quartet—in four consecutive games—allowed exactly none. This tied a 54-year-old American League record set by the Indians in 1903 that had been equaled only twice before (in 1932 by the Yankees and in 1948 by the Indians). Hector Brown started the streak with a five-hit shutout. Then came Billy Loes, followed by Connie Johnson and finally Ray Moore to complete the series. Each pitched a three-hit shutout.

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PHOTOHECTOR BROWN PHOTOBILLY LOES
PHOTOCONNIE JOHNSON PHOTORAY MOORE

TEAM PERFORMANCES

TEAM LEADERS

This week (6/23 to 6/29)

Batting

Season

Homers Week

Week

Season

Hommers Season

Pitching Season

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Baltimore

6-1

.857

33-35

4

Pilarcik

.450

Boyd

.243

2 tied with

6

Loes

8-3

Boston

6-2

.750

37-33

13

Lepcio

.433

Williams

.355

Williams

l9

Brewer

9-6

Chicago

5-3

.625

42-25

6

Minoso

.467

Fox

.324

Dropo

9

Pierce

10-6

Cleveland

5-3

.625

37-31

7

Woodling

.429

Woodling

.316

2 tied with

11

Wynn

10-8

New York

4-3

.571

42-25

5

McDougald

.464

Mantle

.389

Mantle

21

Shantz

9-1

Detroit

2-5

.286

35-34

4

Maxwell

.261

Bertoia

.296

Maxwell

15

Bunning

8-2

Washington

1-6

.143

23-49

3

Lemon

.370

Lemon

.316

Sievers

16

Clevenger

5 1

Kansas City

0-6

.000

25-42

7

Lopez

.421

Cerv

.310

Zernial

15

Trucks

6-1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

New York

6-1

.857

34-35

5

Thomas

.421

Mays

.318

Mays

13

Gomez

9-5

Milwaukee

6-2

.750

40-29

12

Crandall

.500

Aaron

.332

Aaron

21

Buhl

9-2

Cincinnati

5-2

.714

40-30

12

Burgess

.500

Robinson

.333

Crowe

14

Acker

9-3

Brooklyn

3-3

.500

36-31

8

Neal

.300

Hodges

.339

Snider

15

Newcombe

7-6

St. Louis

2-4

.333

37-29

3

Boyer

.364

Musial

.351

Musial

17

Jackson

9-4

Philadelphia

2-5

.286

36-31

9

Bouchee

.400

Bouchee

.280

Repulski

10

Sanford

9 2

Pittsburgh

2-5

.286

25-44

11

Virdon

.444

Fondy

.353

Thomas

7

Purkey

7-6

Chicago

1-5

.167

21-40

7

Long

.412

Moryn

.300

Banks

14

Drott

6-7

HEROES AND GOATS

THE SEASON (to June 29)

BEST

WORST

Batting (AL)

Mantle, NY .389

Aparicio. Chi .213

Batting (NL)

Fondy, Pitt .353

Sauer, NY .213
Zimmer, Bkn .213

Home run

Mantle, NY 21

Aparicio, Chi 0

hitters (AL)

(1 per 10 AB)

(253 AB)

Home run

Aaron, Mil 21

Gilliam, Bkn 0

hitters (NL)

(1 per 14 AB)

(281 AB)

Pitching (AL)

Shantz, NY 9-1

Stobbs, Wash 1-12

Pitching (NL)

Buhl, Mil 9-2
Sanford, Phil 9-2

Kline, Pitt 2-11

ERA (AL)

Bunning, Det 1.87

Stobbs, Wash 7.85

ERA (NL)

Purkey, Pitt 2.42

Klippstein, Cin 6.20

Complete

Brewer, Bos 9

Garcia, Clev 1

games (AL)

(in 15 starts)

(in 14 starts)

Complete

Newcombe, Bkn 9

Arroyo, Pitt 0

games (NL)

(in 15 starts)

(in 10 starts)

Team HR(AL)

Kansas City 81

Baltimore 42

Team HR (NL)

Cincinnati 87

Pittsburgh 40

Team runs (AL)

Boston 359

Detroit 262
Kansas City 262

Team runs (NL)

Cincinnati 357

Pittsburgh 269

Team hits (AL)

Boston 658

Kansas City 552

Team hits (NL)

Pittsburgh 679

Chicago 540

RUNS PRODUCED

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted In

Total Runs Produced

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Mantle, NY (.389)

62

32

94

Sievers, Wash (.297)

44

38

82

Jensen, Bos (.297)

43

37

80

Minoso, Chi (.305)

37

41

78

Skowron, NY (.332)

37

40

77

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Aaron, Mil (.332)

55

40

95

Mays, NY (.318)

54

33

87

Musial, St L (.351)

40

40

80

Blasingame, St L (.300)

51

28

79

Robinson, Cin (.333)

52

26

78

THE ROOKIES

AMERICAN LEAGUE

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Batting

Richardson NY .310

Bouchee, Phil .280

Hume runs

Maris, Clev 9

Bouchee, Phil 9

RBIs

Maris, Clev 30

Bouchee, Phil 40

Pitching

Fischer, Chi 3-4

Sanford, Phil 9-2

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)