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May 26, 1958
May 26, 1958

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May 26, 1958

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  • James Van Alen, president of the National Lawn Tennis Hall of Fame at Newport and chairman of the time-honored Newport Invitation Tournament, here takes the witness stand and presents his radical ideas on streamlining tennis. Mr. Van Alen's career as a player dates back to his college days at Cambridge, England, where he captained the Oxford-Cambridge team which defeated the combined Yale-Harvard squad of 1924. Even today, at 55, he wields an aggressive and enthusiastic racket

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19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

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Pirates slumped after winning 15 of 20, but stayed in first division

FRANK THOMAS AND FRIEND—Bob Friend, that is; they are important figures in the Pittsburgh Pirates' exciting early-season form. Friend (left), the club's leading pitcher for three years, was off to a good start with a 5-2 record, while Third Baseman Thomas was leading the team in hitting at .342, with 11 home runs and 28 RBIs.

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TWO PHOTOS

TEAM PERFORMANCES

TEAM LEADERS

This Week (5/11—5/17)

Batting

Season

Homers Week

Week

Season

Homers Season

Pitching Season

NATIONAL LEAGUE

St. Louis

7-1

.875

12-15

6

Musial

.500

Musial

.485

Musial

8

Jones

3-3

Milwaukee

3-1

.750

17-8

7

Covington

.364

Torre

.327

Mathews

8

Spahn

6-0

San Francisco

4-2

.667

19-11

16

Mays

.500

Mays

.412

2 with

11

Gomez

4-2

Pittsburgh

4-3

.571

17-12

5

Skinner

.393

Thomas

.342

Thomas

11

Law

5-1

Philadelphia

3-3

.500

12-16

8

Anderson

.429

Hamner

.327

Lopata

5

Simmons

4-3

Chicago

2-6

.250

15-16

5

Walls

.387

Walls

.355

Walls

11

Elston

5-0

Cincinnati

1-4

.200

10-14

3

Crowe

.429

Crowe

.349

Crowe

3

Purkey

3-1

Los Angeles

1-5

.167

10-20

6

Roseboro

.300

Roseboro

.304

Neal

6

Podres

4-2

AMERICAN LEAGUE

New York

5-1

.833

17-5

3

Mantle

.304

McDougald

.387

Skowron

4

Turley

5-0

Chicago

5-3

.625

11-14

7

Fox

.367

Fox

.363

Lollar

5

2 with

3-2

Kansas City

4-3

.571

12-12

7

Power

.393

Cerv

.344

Cerv

11

Garver

4-1

Baltimore

3-3

.500

12-12

4

Woodling

.308

Nieman

.389

Triandos

4

Harshman

5-1

Boston

3-4

.429

13-16

8

Jensen

.360

Runnels

.315

Jensen

7

Sisler

4-1

Cleveland

3-4

.429

13-16

8

Vernon

.333

Vernon

.353

Maris

7

Narleski

4-2

Detroit

2-4

.333

13-16

10

Kuenn

.500

Kuenn

.377

3 with

4

2 with

3-2

Washington

2-5

.286

13-13

4

Bridges

.391

Bridges

.322

2 with

4

Hyde

3-0

HEROES AND GOATS

THE SEASON (to May 17)

BEST

WORST

Batting (NL)

Musial, St L .485

McMillan, Cin .116

Batting (AL)

Nieman, Balt .389

Moran, Clev .160

Home run hitters (NL)

Cepeda, SF 11 (1 per 10½ AB)

T. Taylor, Chi 0 (in 114 AB)

Home run hitters (AL)

Cerv, KC 11 (1 per 8 AB)

Runnels, Bos 0 (in 111 AB)

Pitching (NL)

Spahn, Mil 6-0

Drysdale, LA 1-6

Pitching (AL)

Turley, NY 5-0

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

ERA (NL)

Rush, Mil 1.73

Drysdale, LA 7.76

ERA (AL)

Larsen, NY 0.00

Kellner, KC 6.86

Complete games (NL)

Spahn, Mil 6 (in 7 starts)

McDaniel, St L 0 (in 7 starts

Complete games (AL)

Turley, NY 5 (in 5 starts)

Wilson, Chi 0 (in 5 starts)

Team HR(NL)

San Francisco 50

Cincinnati 14

Team HR (AL)

Cleveland 27

Baltimore 15

Team runs (NL)

San Francisco 185

Cincinnati 99

Team runs (AL)

Detroit 134

Baltimore 72

Team hits(NL)

San Francisco 308

Cincinnati 204

Team hits (AL)

Detroit 271

Baltimore 181

RUNS PRODUCED

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted In

Total Runs Produced

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Mays, SF (.412)

31

18

49

Spencer, SF (.353)

23

22

45

Cepeda, SF (.322)

30

14

44

Thomas, Pitt (.342)

25

17

42

Banks, Chi (.292)

23

17

40

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Cerv, KC (.344)

26

19

45

F. Boiling, Det (.286)

19

14

33

Kuenn, Det (.377)

20

10

30

Minoso, Clev (.257)

20

10

30

Power, KC (.248)

18

11

29

THE ROOKIES

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Batting

Cepeda, SF .322

Marshall, Balt .261

Home runs

Cepeda, SF 11

Marshall, Balt 2

RBIs

Cepeda, SF 25

Marshall, Balt 5
Pearson, Wash 5

Pitching

Semproch, Phil 3-3

Grant, Clev 3-2