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Aug. 18, 1958
Aug. 18, 1958

Table of Contents
Aug. 18, 1958

X-Ray
Dublin Track
Rocky Nelson
Shooting
Boxing
Sporting Look
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

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Cepeda and Semproch are the best of a fine group of National League rookies

Big reason for this year's runaway American League race—and possible portent of others to come—has been Yankee ability to replace faltering stars with men of equal ability. Such are Norm Siebern (left), who took over weak spot in left field, and Elston Howard, who has forced former All-Star Catcher Yogi Berra into semiretirement.

This is an article from the Aug. 18, 1958 issue

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TWO PHOTOS

TEAM PERFORMANCES

TEAM LEADERS

This week (8/3-8/9)

Batting

Season

Homers
Week

Week

Season

Homers
Season

Pitching
Season

NATIONAL LEAGUE

St. Louis

6-1

.857

52-54

6

Blasin game

.394

Musial

.342

Boyer

1 9

Jones

9-8

Philadelphia

5-2

.714

51-52

5

Ashburn

.440

Ashburn

.345

Anderson

15

Semproch

13-6

Milwaukee

5-3

.625

61-45

9

Sc hoendienst

.409

Aaron

.316

Aaron

25

Spahn

15-7

Pittsburgh

4-3

.571

54-52

4

C lemente

.296

Skinner

.325

Thomas

28

Friend

14-12

Los Angeles

4-4

.500

50-57

6

Furi llo

.429

Snider

.300

Neal

19

Podres

10-10

Cincinnati

2-5

.286

50-56

7

H oak

.321

Temple

.295

Robinson

19

Purkey

13-7

San Francisco

2-6

.250

56-52

7

Ma ys

.303

Mays

.336

Cepeda

21

Antonelli

12-10

Chicago

2-6

.250

52-58

7

Mory n

.318

Dark

.318

Banks

32

Hobbie

9-6

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Boston

6-1

.857

55-52

10

Runn els

.500

Runnels

.334

Jensen

31

Delock

10-3

Chicago

5-1

.833

54-53

3

Boon e

.412

Goodman

.325

Lollar

16

Pierce

11-8

Cleveland

3-2

.600

54-54

2

Mi noso

.444

Power

.318

Colavito

23

McLish

11-6

Detroit

3-2

.600

51-54

4

Kali ne

.429

Kuenn

.324

2 with

11

Lary

11-10

New York

4-3

.571

71-37

5

Mantle

.375

Howard

.336

Mantle

31

Turley

17-4

Washington

2-5

.286

46-63

4

S ievers

.345

Sievers

.308

Sievers

31

Ramos

10-10

Kansas City

1-5

.167

47-57

4

Maris

.370

Cerv

.322

Cerv

29

Garver

9-8

Baltimore

1-6

.143

48-56

4

Ni eman

.333

Nieman

.340

Triandos

22

Portocarrero

11-7

HEROES AND GOATS

THE SEASON (to August 9)

BEST

WORST

Batting (NL)

Ashburn, Phil .345

Foiles, Pitt .207

Batting (AL)

Runnels, Bos .334

Baxes, KC .211

Home run hitters (NL)

Banks, Chi 32 (1 per 14 AB)

Schoendienst, Mil 0 (248 AB)

Home run hitters (AL)

Mantle, NY 31 (1 per 11 ½ AB)

Fox, Chi 0 (433 AB)

Pitching (NL)

Spahn, Mil 15-7

Newcombe, Cin 2-10

Pitching (AL)

Turley, NY 17-4

Brewer, Bos 6-10
Kemmerer, Wash 6-10

ERA(NL)

Jones, StL 2.47

McDaniel, StL 5.97

ERA (AL)

Ford, NY 1.66

Griggs, Wash 5.63

Complete games (NL)

Spahn, Mil 17 (in 25 starts)

Drott, Chi 2 (in 21 starts)

Complete games (AL)

Turley, NY 16 (in 22 starts)

Papdas, Bait 2 (in 15 starts)

Team HR(NL)

Milwaukee 129

St. Louis 74

Team HR(AL)

New York 126

Baltimore 73

Team runs (NL)

Chicago 511

St. Louis 425

Team runs (AL)

New York 549

Baltimore 351

Team hits(NL)

Chicago 1,007

Los Angeles 905

Team hits (AL)

New York 1,028

Baltimore 849

RUNS PRODUCED

Runs
Scored

Teammates
Batted In

Total Runs
Produced

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Banks, Chi (.305)

85

60

145

Mays, SF (.336)

77

41

118

Aaron, Mil (.316)

77

41

118

Thomas, Pitt (.289)

64

54

118

Cepeda, SF (.312)

63

47

110

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Jensen, Bos (.299)

62

66

128

Cerv, KC (.322)

70

51

121

Mantle, NY (.296)

84

37

121

Sievers, Wash (.308)

69

47

116

Power, Clev (.318)

68

44

112

THE ROOKIES

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Batting

Cepeda, SF .312

Pearson, Wash .268

Home runs

Cepeda, SF 21

Harrell, Clev 7

RBIs

Cepeda, SF 68

Aspromonte, Wash 25

Pitching

Semproch, Phil 13-6

Grant, Clev 9-8