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Washington got to a half game out of first, but it didn't scare the Yanks
May 18, 1958

Stabilized play around second base helped give the Senators their best start in many years. Second Baseman Ken Aspromonte (left), a recent Red Sox reject, hit .409 for the week and teamed well with veteran ex-National League Shortstop Rocky Bridges, who was batting .297, a heady 61 points higher than his lifetime average.

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TWO PHOTOS

TEAM PERFORMANCES

TEAM LEADERS

This week (5/4-5/10)

Batting

Season

Homers Week

Week

Season

Homers Season

Pitching Season

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Milwaukee

5-0

1.000

14-7

4

Covington

.438

Schoendienst

.326

Mathews

7

Spahn

5-0

San Francisco

5-2

.714

15-9

10

Cepeda

.375

Mays

.387

2 with

8

Monzant

3-3

Pittsburgh

4-3

.571

13-9

13

Thomas

.333

Thomas

.344

Thomas

9

2 with

4-1

Chicago

3-4

.429

13-10

4

Walls

.357

Walls

.344

Walls

9

Elston

4-0

Los Angeles

3-4

.429

9-15

7

Furillo

.435

Gilliam

.312

3 with

4

Podres

4-1

St. Louis

2-3

.400

5-14

1

Musial

.389

Musial

.480

Musial

4

L. McDaniel

2-2

Cincinnati

2-5

.286

9-10

2

Hoak

.286

Hoak

.364

3 with

2

Purkey

3-1

Philadelphia

2-5

.286

9-13

6

Lopata

.417

Hamner

.341

Lopata

3

2 with

3-2

AMERICAN LEAGUE

New York

2-0

1.000

12-4

4

Lumpe

.714

McDougald

.403

Skowron

4

Turley

4-0

Baltimore

3-1

.750

9-9

3

Nieman

.583

Robinson

.333

Triandos

3

Harshman

5-0

Boston

4-2

.667

10-12

3

Malzone

.400

Runnels

.357

Jensen

4

Sisler

4-1

Chicago

2-1

.667

6-11

2

Fox

.538

Fox

.361

Lollar

3

Wilson

2-1

Washington

3-3

.500

11-8

5

Aspromonte

.409

Zauchin

.333

2 with

3

3 with

2-0

Detroit

3-4

.429

11-12

4

Bertoia

.320

Kuenn

.344

Boone

4

Hoeft

3-1

Cleveland

1-4

.200

10-12

2

Avila

.389

Vernon

.360

Brown

4

Grant

3-1

Kansas City

0-3

.000

8-9

2

Held

.375

Cerv

.354

Cerv

9

Garver

3-1

HEROES AND GOATS

THE SEASON (to May 10)

BEST

WORST

Batting (NL)

Musial. St L .480

McMillan, Cin .105

Batting (AL)

McDougald. NY .403

Consolo, Bos .125

Home run hitters (NL)

Thomas. Pitt 9
Walls, Chi 9 (1 per 10 AB)

T. Taylor, Chi 0 (in 90 AB)

Home run hitters (AL)

Cerv, KC 9 (1 per 7 AB)

Runnels, Bos 0 (in 84 AB)

Pitching (NL)

Spahn, Mil 5-0

Drysdale, LA 1-5

Pitching (AL)

Harshman, Balt 5-0

Brewer, Bos 1-4
Bunning, Det 1-4

ERA (NL)

Spahn, Mil 2.17

Drysdale, LA 7.62

ERA (AL)

Hyde, Wash 1.23

Kellner, KC 8.44

Complete games (NL)

Spahn, Mil 5 (in 6 starts)

3 tied with 0 (in 5 starts)

Complete games (AL)

Turley, NY 4 (in 4 starts)

4 tied with 1 (in 5 starts)

Team HR(NL)

San Francisco 34

Cincinnati 11

Team HR(AL)

Cleveland 19
Kansas City 19

Baltimore 11

Team runs (NL)

San Francisco 137

Cincinnati 76

Team runs (AL)

Kansas City 96

Baltimore 56

Team hits (NL)

San Francisco 231

Cincinnati 160

Team hits (AL)

Detroit 212

Baltimore 134
Chicago 134

RUNS PRODUCED

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted In

Total Runs Produced

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cepeda, SF (.322)

22

13

35

Mays, SF (.387)

20

11

31

Thomas, Pitt (.344)

20

11

31

Banks, Chi (.319)

18

13

31

Spencer, SF (.333)

15

15

30

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Cerv, KC (.354)

22

17

39

Minoso, Clev (.271)

15

9

24

Kuenn, Det (.344)

13

8

21

Malzone, Bos (.281)

11

10

21

F. Boiling, Det (.240)

10

11

21

THE ROOKIES

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Batting

Cepeda, SF .322

Pearson, Wash .309

Home runs

Cepeda, SF 8

Marshall, Balt 1

RBIs

Cepeda, SF 21

Pearson, Wash 5

Pitching

Semproch, Phil 3-2

Grant, Clev 31

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)