baseball X-RAY

August 11, 1957

The home run bat of Roy Sievers (left) exploded last week for six in as many days. This tied a long-standing AL record and gave Sievers 30 for the season, a new individual club record. The face of Manager Harry (Cookie) Lavagetto (right) burst into smiles as the Washington Senators climbed out of last place for the first time this season.

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TWO PHOTOS

TEAM PERFORMANCES

TEAM LEADERS

This week (7/28 to 8/3)

Batting

Season

Homers Week

Week

Season

Homers Season

Pitching Season

AMERICAN LEAGUE

New York

6-1

.857

67-34

7

Mantle

.409

Mantle

.362

Mantle

29

Grim

10-3

Boston

5-2

.714

56-46

6

Williams

.577

Williams

.384

Williams

30

Brewer

13-8

Chicago

4-3

.571

61-40

7

Doby

.433

Fox

.320

Doby

11

Pierce

15-7

Detroit

3-4

.429

50-51

3

Kuenn

.300

Maxwell

.286

Maxwell

19

Bunning

13-3

Baltimore

3-4

.429

49-53

4

Kell

.308

Boyd

.324

Triandos

11

2 tied with

10-6

Washington

3-4

.429

38-66

6

Bolling

.345

Sievers

.295

Sievers

30

Pascual

8-11

Cleveland

2-4

.333

50-51

7

Wertz

.458

Woodling

.336

Colavito

19

Wynn

13-11

Kansas City

2-6

.250

36-66

5

Held

.321

Lopez

.297

Zernial

17

Trucks

7-5

NATIONAL LEAGUE

St. Louis

8-0

1.000

61-40

6

Moon

.500

Musial

.336

Musial

24

Jackson

12-5

Brooklyn

6-2

.750

59-43

6

Amoros

.379

2 tied with

.301

Snider

26

Podres

9-4

Milwaukee

5-2

.714

61-42

4

Logan

.462

Aaron

.338

Aaron

30

Buhl

13-6

Philadelphia

4-4

.500

56-47

9

Bouchee

.379

Bouchee

.293

Lopata

15

Sanford

14-3

Cincinnati

3-3

.500

57-45

9

Temple

.423

Robinson

.316

Crowe

23

Lawrence

11-8

New York

2-6

.250

44-59

10

Jablonski

.441

Mays

.320

Mays

22

Gomez

11-9

Chicago

2-7

.222

34-66

6

Tanner

.300

Moryn

.303

Banks

23

Drott

9-9

Pittsburgh

0-6

.000

36-66

6

Groat

.318

Groat

.331

Thomas

16

Purkey

10-8

HEROES AND GOATS

THE SEASON (to August 3)

BEST

WORST

Batting (AL)

Williams, Bos .384

Bridges, Wash .213

Batting (NL)

Aaron, Mil .338

Morgan, Chi .218

Home run hitters (AL)

Williams, Bos 30
(1 per 10½ AB)

Aparicio, Chi 0
(393 AB)

Home run hitters (NL)

Aaron, Mil 30
(1 per 13½ AB)

Ashburn, Phil 0
(318 AB)

Pitching (AL)

Pierce, Chi 15-7

Lary, Det 4-14

Pitching (NL)

Sanford, Phil 14-3

Kline, Pitt 2-15

ERA (AL)

Shantz, NY 2.41

Stobbs, Wash 6.60

ERA (NL)

Podres, Bkn 2.57

Klippstein, Cin 5.19

Complete games (AL)

Brewer, Bos 13
(in 22 starts)

Lemon, Clev 2
(in 17 starts)

Complete games (NL)

Gomez, NY 12
(in 26 starts)

Rush, Chi 1
(in 18 starts)

Team HR (AL)

Kansas City 114

Baltimore 62

Team HR (NL)

Cincinnati 126

Pittsburgh 63

Team runs (AL)

Boston 504

Kansas City 386

Team runs (NL)

Cincinnati 514

Chicago 399

Team hits (AL)

Boston 934

Kansas City 849

Team hits (NL)

St. Louis 1,019

Chicago 840

RUNS PRODUCED

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted In

Total Runs Produced

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Mantle, NY (.362)

96

46

142

Sievers, Wash (.295)

73

49

122

Minoso, Chi (.309)

60

55

115

Jensen, Bos (.279)

58

56

114

Wertz, Clev (.306)

55

57

112

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Aaron, Mil (.338)

77

50

127

Musial, St L (.336)

65

60

125

Blasingame, St L (.284)

79

38

117

Mays, NY (.320)

73

43

116

Banks, Chi (.272)

67

39

106

Dark, St L (.297)

64

42

106

THE ROOKIES

AMERICAN LEAGUE

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Batting

Kubek, NY

.298

Kasko, St L

.294

Home runs

Held, KC
Maris, Clev

10
10

Bouchee, Phil

14

Maris, Clev

10

RBIs

Maris, Clev

38

Bouchee, Phil

61

Pitching

Hyde, Wash

3-3

Sanford, Phil

14-3

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)