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Aug. 11, 1958
Aug. 11, 1958

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Aug. 11, 1958

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  • Bull's-eyes without trying may be the handgunner's claim with a new radical concept in grips

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Wonderful World Of Sport
Boxing
Motor Sports
Fitness
Golf
Baseball
Boating
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Acknowledgments
Pat On The Back
Departments

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Richie Ashburn took the lead away from Stan Musial in the NL batting title race

Somewhere men are laughing and little children shout, but not in St. Louis. The slumping Cardinals, having lost 18 of their last 25 games, have fallen from second place to last. If you think St. Louis fans are feeling bad about it, take a second look at Team Owner Gussie Busch (left) and Manager Fred Hutchinson. They feel a lot worse.

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TWO PHOTOS

TEAM PERFORMANCES

TEAM LEADERS

This week (7/27—8/2)

Batting

Season

Homers
Week

Week

Season

Homers
Season

Pitching
Season

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Milwaukee

5-1

.833

56-42

9

Aaron

.500

Aaron

.316

Aaron

24

Spahn

13-7

Pittsburgh

5-1

.833

50-49

4

Skinner

.435

Skinner

.328

Thomas

28

Friend

13-11

Philadelphia

5-3

.625

46-50

6

Ashburn

.400

Ashburn

.339

Anderson

15

Semproch

12-6

Los Angeles

3-3

.500

46-53

4

Gilliam

.286

Snider

.293

Neal

18

Podres

10-8

Cincinnati

3-4

.429

48-51

6

Robinson

.321

Temple

.295

Robinson

18

Purkey

13-6

San Francisco

3-5

.375

54-46

7

Wagner

.474

Mays

.338

Cepeda

20

Antonelli

11-8

Chicago

2-4

.333

50-52

5

Walls

.316

Dark

.328

Banks

29

Hobbie

8-6

St. Louis

1-6

.143

46-53

1

Boyer

.393

Musial

.338

Boyer

19

Jones

8-8

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Cleveland

7-0

1.000

51-52

10

Power

.357

Power

.325

Colavito

23

Narleski

11-8

Detroit

5-3

.625

48-52

5

Kuenn

.375

Kuenn

.327

Kaline

11

Lary

10-10

Washington

4-3

.571

44-58

9

Yost

.481

Sievers

.305

Sievers

28

Hyde

9-3

New York

4-4

.500

67-34

8

Skowron

.360

Howard

.345

Mantle

28

Turley

16-4

Chicago

3-3

.500

49-52

4

Aparicio

.385

Goodman

.335

Lollar

15

Pierce

10-8

Kansas City

3-4

.429

46-52

9

Maris

.346

Cerv

.324

Cerv

28

Garver

9-7

Boston

2-6

.250

49-51

9

Jensen

.321

Runnels

.322

Jensen

30

Delock

10-2

Baltimore

0-5

.000

47-50

6

Nieman

.474

Boyd

.310

Triandos

20

Portocarrero

10-6

HEROES AND GOATS

THE SEASON (to August 2)

BEST

WORST

Batting (NL)

Ashburn, Phil .339

Foiles, Pitt .203

Batting (AL)

Howard, NY .345

Baxes, KC .215

Home run hitters (NL)

Banks, Chi 29 (1 per 14 AB)

McMillan, Cin 0 (233 AB)

Home run hitters (AL)

Jensen, Bos 30 (1 per 12 AB)

Fox, Chi 0 (in 408 AB)

Pitching (NL)

Purkey, Cin 13-6

Newcombe, Cin 2-10

Pitching (AL)

Turley, NY 16-4

Brewer, Bos 5-10

ERA (NL)

Jones, StL 2.55

McDaniel, StL 5.97

ERA (AL)

Ford, NY 1.71

Griggs, Wash 5.28

Complete games (NL)

Roberts, Phil 15
Spahn, Mil 15 (in 23 starts)

Drott, Chi 2 (in 19 starts)

Complete games (AL)

Turley, NY 15 (in 21 starts)

Loes, Balt 1 (in 10 starts)

Team HR (NL)

Chicago 120

St. Louis 68

Milwaukee 120

Team HR (AL)

New York 121

Baltimore 69

Team runs (NL)

Chicago 475

St. Louis 380

Team runs (AL)

New York 524

Baltimore 328

Team hits (NL)

Chicago 943

Los Angeles 837

Team hits (AL)

New York 974

Baltimore 796

RUNS PRODUCED

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted In

Total Runs Produced

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Banks, Chi (.306)

76

54

130

Thomas, Pitt (.289)

64

53

117

Mays, SF (.338)

70

39

109

Aaron, Mil (.316)

73

36

109

Cepeda, SF (.320)

61

43

104

Walls, Chi (.312)

67

37

104

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Jensen, Bos (.308)

58

62

120

Cerv KC (.324)

64

49

113

Mantle, NY (.290)

81

31

112

Power, Clev (.325)

66

43

109

Sievers, Wash (.305)

62

44

106

THE ROOKIES

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Batting

Cepeda, SF .320

Pearson, Wash .278

Home runs

Cepeda, SF 20

Harrell, Clev 7

RBIs

Cepeda, SF 63

Aspromonte, Wash 24

Pitching

Semproch, Phil 12-6

Grant, Clev 9-8