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May 05, 1958
May 05, 1958

Table of Contents
May 5, 1958

X-Ray
'I Am The Law'
Los Angeles
Spectacle
  • Newport Harbor, Calif., one of the busiest boat havens in the U.S., is the gateway to adventure for West Coast yachtsmen

Big League Secrets: Part 4
Rowing
Horse Racing
Nature
Boating
Acknowledgments
Fishing
Tip From The Top
Fitness
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

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The first two weeks produce some unusual standings and new heroes

Early season sluggers are onetime Yankee Bob Cerv (left), whose four home runs, 16 RBIs and .366 batting average have kept the Kansas City Athletics surprisingly high in the American League standings, and Chicago's Lee Walls, who popped four home runs over the L. A. Coliseum's infamous left field fence, three of them in a single game.

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TWO PHOTOS

TEAM PERFORMANCES

TEAM LEADERS

This week (4/20-4/26)

Batting

Season

Homers Week

Week

Season

Homers Season

Pitching Season

NATIONAL LEAGUE

San Francisco

5-1

.833

8-3

9

Spencer

.571

Mays

.426

Sauer

5

Gomez

2-0

Milwaukee

4-2

.667

7-3

8

Aaron

.364

Adcock

.375

Mathews

5

Buhl

3-0

Pittsburgh

4 2

.667

5-5

4

Clemente

.480

Clemente

.405

2 with

2

Friend

2-0

St. Louis

3-3

.500

3-7

6

Musial

.609

Musial

.524

Musial

4

L. McDaniel

2-1

Chicago

2-4

.333

6-4

10

Goryl

.316

Goryl

.344

Walls

5

4 with

1-0

Cincinnati

2-4

.333

4-5

1

Temple

.417

Hoak

.405

3 with

1

Purkey

2-0

Los Angeles

2-4

.333

4-7

6

Hodges

.320

Gray

.379

Gray

3

Podres

2-0

Philadelphia

2-4

.333

3-6

3

Ashburn

.333

Ashburn

.387

3 with

1

3 with

1-1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Washington

4-1

.800

6-3

4

Bridges

.444

Zauchin

.375

2 with

2

2 with

2-0

Kansas City

5-2

.714

7-4

8

Baxes

.367

Cerv

.366

Cerv

4

2 with

2-0

Cleveland

5-2

.714

7-5

11

Minoso

.385

Nixon

.343

Maris

3

Grant

2-0

New York

4-2

.667

8-3

6

McDougald

.417

McDougald

.381

3 with

2

2 with

2-0

Detroit

3-4

.429

6-6

2

Kuenn

.400

Kuenn

.429

3 with

2

Foytack

2-0

Baltimore

2-4

.333

4-6

4

Robinson

.350

Robinson

.406

Triandos

3

Harshman

2-0

Boston

2-5

.286

3-9

4

Runnels

.357

Runnels

.362

Jensen

4

Fornieles

1-0

Chicago

1-6

.143

3-8

3

Fox

.296

Fox

.356

Lollar

3

3 with

1-1

HEROES AND GOATS
THE SEASON (to April 26)

BEST

WORST

Batting (NL)

Musial, StL .524

Hanebrink, Mil .045

Batting (AL)

Kuenn, Det .429

Phillips, Chi .135

Home run hitters (NL)

Sauer, SF 5
(1 per 5½ AB)

Groat, Pitt 0
(48 AB)

Home run hitters (AL)

Cerv, KC 4
(1 per 10 AB)

Baxes, KC 0
Malzone, Bos 0
(per 48 AB)

Pitching (NL)

Buhl, Mil 3-0

Drysdale, LA 0-3

Pitching (AL)

6 with 2-0

Donovan, Chi 0-3
Nixon, Bos 0-3

ERA (NL)

Gross, Pitt 0.00

Drysdale, LA 12.27

ERA (AL)

Turley, NY 0.00

Morgan, Det 11.25

Complete games (NL)

5 with 2
(in 3 starts)

5 with 0
(in 3 starts)

Complete games (AL)

4 with 2
(in 2 starts)

3 with 0
(in 3 starts)

Team HR (NL)

Chicago 16
San Francisco 16

Cincinnati 3
Philadelphia 3

Team HR (AL)

Cleveland 12
Kansas City 12

Washington 6

Team runs (NL)

San Francisco 68

Philadelphia 26

Team runs (AL)

Kansas City 70

Baltimore 28

Team hits (NL)

San Francisco 118

Philadelphia 71

Team hits (AL)

Detroit 115

Baltimore 70

RUNS PRODUCED

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted In

Total Runs Produced

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Musial, St L (.524)

12

6

18

Walls, Chi (.273)

11

7

18

Mays, SF (.426)

11

5

16

Banks, Chi (.342)

10

5

15

Spencer, SF (.366)

7

8

15

Cepeda, SF (.295)

8

7

15

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Cerv, KC (.366)

13

12

25

Minoso, Clev (.326)

11

6

17

Tuttle, KC (.333)

11

5

16

Lopez, KC (.286)

11

5

16

McDougald, NY (.381)

8

6

14

THE ROOKIES

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Batting

Gray, LA .379

Baxes, KC .326

Home runs

Gray, LA 3

none

RBIs

Cepeda, SF 9

Baxes, KC 2
Moran, Clev 2

Pitching

3 with 1-0

Grant, Clev 2-0