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X-RAY

May 12, 1958
May 12, 1958

Table of Contents
May 12, 1958

X-Ray
Acknowledgments
Derby
Baseball
Track
Golf
Fairways
Fitness
America's Cup
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

X-RAY

Before the heat of summer strikes, the veterans are having their fling

Sprightly oldtimers are 39-year-old Hank Sauer of the Giants (left) and the Indians' 40-year-old first baseman Mickey Vernon, who both started their careers in organized baseball 22 seasons ago. Vernon leads the American League with a gaudy .417 average, while Sauer ranks high among the National League leaders in home runs and RBIs.

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TWO PHOTOS

TEAM PERFORMANCES

TEAM LEADERS

This week (4/27—5/3)

Batting

Season

Homers Week

Week

Season

Homers Season

Pitching Season

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cincinnati

3-0

1.000

7-5

6

Temple

.545

Temple

.422

2 with

2

Purkey

3-0

Pittsburgh

4-1

.800

9-6

8

Thomas

.524

Clemente

.362

Thomas

6

Friend

4-0

Chicago

4-2

.667

10-6

13

Walls

.476

Banks

.339

Walls

9

Elston

3-0

Philadelphia

4-2

.667

7-8

4

Hamner

.455

Ashburn

.309

Repulski

2

Semproch

2-1

San Francisco

2-4

.333

10-7

8

Spencer

.364

Mays

.397

Sauer

7

2 with

2-1

Milwaukee

2-4

.333

9-7

4

Logan

.273

Crandall

.308

Mathews

7

Spahn

3-0

Los Angeles

2-4

.333

6-11

3

Gilliam

.353

Gray

.342

Gray

4

Podres

4-0

St. Louis

0-4

.000

3-11

3

Musial

.467

Musial

.509

Musial

4

L. McDaniel

2-1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Boston

3-1

.750

6-10

2

Runnels

.438

Runnels

.383

Jensen

4

Sisler

3-1

New York

2-1

.667

10-4

4

Skowron

.636

Skowron

.382

Skowron

3

Turley

3-0

Washington

2-2

.500

8-5

1

Courtney

.462

Courtney

.342

Sievers

3

3 with

2-0

Detroit

2-2

.500

8-8

0

Zernial

.538

Martin

.378

3 with

2

Hoeft

2-0

Baltimore

2-2

.500

6-8

1

Triandos

.308

Robinson

.362

Triandos

3

Harshman

3-0

Cleveland

2-3

.400

9-8

5

Vernon

.389

Vernon

.417

3 with

3

Grant

3-0

Kansas City

1-2

.333

8-6

5

Cerv

.545

Cerv

.404

Cerv

8

Garver

3-0

Chicago

1-2

.333

4-10

0

Lollar

.600

Lollar

.390

Lollar

3

Wilson

2-1

HEROES AND GOATS

THE SEASON (to May 3)

BEST

WORST

Batting (NL)

Musial, StL .509

McMillan, Cin. .105

Batting (AL)

Vernon, Clev .417

Phillips, Chi .128

Home run hitters (NL)

Walls Chi 9 (1 per 7 AB)

Schoendienst, Mil 0
T. Taylor, Chi 0 (64 AB)

Home run hitters (AL)

Cerv, KC 8 (1 per 6½ AB)

Runnels, Bos 0 (60 AB)

Pitching (NL)

Friend, Pitt 4-0
Podres, LA 4-0

Drysdale, LA 0-4

Pitching (AL)

4 with 3-0

3 with 0-3

ERA(NL)

Gross, Pitt 0.00

Drysdale, LA 8.10

ERA (AL)

Larsen, NY 0.00

Kellner, KC 9.82

Complete games (NL)

Sanford, Phil 3
Spahn, Mil 3 (in 4 starts)

6 with 0 (in 4 starts)

Complete games (AL)

Turley, NY 3 (in 3 starts)

Donovan, Chi 0
Wynn, Chi 0 (in 4 starts)

Team HR (NL)

Chicago 29

Philadelphia 7

Team HR (AL)

Cleveland 17
Kansas City 17

Washington 7

Team runs (NL)

San Francisco 92

Philadelphia 53

Team runs (AL)

Kansas City 88

Baltimore 38

Team hits (NL)

San Francisco 169

Philadelphia 126

Team hits (AL)

Detroit 156

Baltimore 100

RUNS PRODUCED

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted in

Total Runs Produced

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Walls, Chi (.338)

19

8

27

Cepeda, SF (.303)

13

11

24

Banks, Chi (.339)

14

8

22

Mays, SF (.397)

15

6

21

Spencer, SF (.365)

9

12

21

Thomas, Pitt (.349)

14

7

21

Mathews, Mil (.286)

12

9

21

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Cerv, KC (.404)

20

16

36

Minoso, Clev (.303)

13

8

21

Vernon, Clev (.417)

10

10

20

Carrasquel, Cleve (.294)

7

12

19

F. Bolling, Det (.292)

10

9

19

THE ROOKIES

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Batting

Gray, LA .342

Pearson, Wash .263

Home runs

Ceoeda, SF 4
Gray, LA 4

none

RBIs

Cepeda, SF 15

Moran, Clev 4

Pitching

Semproch, Phil 2-1

Grant, Clev 3-0