baseball X-RAY

August 25, 1957

Revived cubs had best record in the major leagues last week as, almost unnoticed, the team put on late-season surge to avoid cellar. The team leaders in hitting and pitching are Dodger castoff Walt Moryn (left) and rookie fast-baller Dick Drott (right). Moryn is eighth among NL hitters, while Drott ranks second in league strikeout totals.

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TWO PHOTOS

TEAM PERFORMANCES

TEAM LEADERS

This week (8/11 to 8/17)

Batting

Season

Homers Week

Week

Season

Homers Season

Pitching Season

AMERICAN LEAGUE

New York

4-2

.667

75-40

6

Mantle

.455

Mantle

.384

Mantle

32

3 tied with

10-3

Detroit

5-3

.625

57-58

9

Kuenn

.375

Kaline

.291

Maxwell

20

Bunning

14-5

Kansas City

5-3

.625

44-72

14

Power

.423

Smith

.289

Zernial

20

Morgan

9-6

Baltimore

3-2

.600

56-57

6

Nieman

.400

Boyd

.318

Triandos

12

Loes

11-6

Chicago

3-4

.429

68-46

10

Torgeson

.435

Fox

.317

Rivera

13

Pierce

16-8

Boston

3-4

.429

61-54

5

Williams

.500

Williams

.393

Williams

31

Brewer

14-9

Washington

2-4

.333

44-72

3

Plews

.474

Sievers

.302

Sievers

30

Ramos

9-11

Cleveland

2-5

.286

55-61

5

Avila

.321

Woodling

.316

Colavito

21

Wynn

13-14

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Chicago

5-0

1.000

44-69

7

Tanner

.412

Moryn

.312

Banks

26

Drott

11-9

Milwaukee

5-1

.833

72-43

10

Hazle

.450

Aaron

.331

Aaron

34

Buhl

16-6

Pittsburgh

5-1

.833

42-72

6

Mazeroski

.478

Groat

.3323

Thomas

17

Purkey

10-10

New York

5-3

.625

54-64

3

Harris

.389

Mays

.327

Mays

26

Gomez

13-10

Brooklyn

2-5

.286

64-52

6

Hodges

.407

Hodges

.305

Snider

29

Podres

10-5

Philadelphia

2-5

.286

60-55

0

Harmon

.412

Bouchee

.285

Lopata

15

Sanford

16-4

St. Louis

1-5

.167

63-51

2

Musial

.348

Musial

.3318

Musial

25

Jackson

12-6

Cincinnati

0-5

.000

61-54

6

Hoak

.350

Robinson

.330

Crowe

28

Lawrence

11-10

HEROES AND GOATS

THE SEASON (to August 17)

BEST

WORST

Batting (AL)

Williams, Bos .393

Runnels, Wash .220

Batting (NL)

Groat, Pitt .3323

Morgan, Chi .201

Home run hitters (AL)

Mantle, NY 32
(1 per 12 AB)

Aparicio, Chi 0
(448 AB)

Home run hitters (NL)

Aaron, Mil 34
(1 per 13½ AB)

Ashburn, Phil 0
(464 AB)

Pitching (AL)

Pierce, Chi 16-8

Lary, Det 5-15

Pitching (NL)

Sanford, Phil 16-4

Kline, Pitt 4-15

ERA(AL)

Turley, NY 2.16

Stobbs, Wash 6.10

ERA(NL)

Podres, Bkn 2.45

Klippstein, Cin 5.37

Complete games (AL)

Brewer, Bos 13
(in 29 starts)

Abernathy, Wash 2
Kellner, KC 2
(in 16 starts)

Complete games (NL)

Gomez, NY 14
(in 29 starts)

Klippstein, Cin 1
(in 16 starts)

Team HR(AL)

Kansas City 133

Baltimore 69

Team HR(NL)

Cincinnati 145
Milwaukee 145

Pittsburgh 71

Team runs (AL)

New York 550

Kansas City 441

Team runs (NL)

Milwaukee 577

Pittsburgh 447

Team hits (AL)

New York 1063

Cleveland 962

Team hits(NL)

St. Louis 1117

Philadelphia 947

RUNS PRODUCED

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted In

Total Runs Produced

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Mantle, NY (.384)

103

53

156

Minoso, Chi (.314)

73

66

139

Sievers, Wash (.302)

80

52

132

Williams, Bos (.393)

79

41

120

Wertz, Clev (.295)

62

58

120

Jensen, Bos (.276)

61

59

120

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Aaron, Mil (.331)

91

61

152

Musial, St L (.3318)

69

64

133

Mays, NY (.327)

84

48

132

Mathews, Mil (.286)

81

42

123

Blasingame, St L(.276)

82

40

122

THE ROOKIES

AMERICAN LEAGUE

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Batting

Kubek, NY .307

Bouchee, Phil .285

Home runs

Held, KC 14

Bouchee, Phil 14

RBIs

Maris, Clev 41

Bouchee, Phil 61

Pitching

Hyde, Wash 3-3

Sanford, Phil 16-4

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)