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The Dodgers leaped out of the cellar, and Pittsburgh had an exciting week of play
August 24, 1958

Strong factor inthe surprise climb of the Pittsburgh Pirates to second place in the NationalLeague has been the pitching of two big 24-year-old rookie righthanders. GeorgeWitt (left) has the lowest earned run average in the league, while Curt Raydonranks in the top 10. The two have a combined record of 12 wins and 5losses.

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TEAM PERFORMANCES

TEAM LEADERS

This week (8/10—8/16)

 

Batting

 

Season

Homers
Week

Week

Season

Homers
Season

Pitching
Season

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Pittsburgh

6-1

.857

60-53

10

Mazeroski

.444

Skinner

.322

Thomas

32

Friend

16-12

Milwaukee

7 2

.778

68-47

6

Aaron

.462

Aaron

.328

2 with

25

Spahn

16-8

San Francisco

4-2

.667

60-54

13

Davenport

.409

Mays

.330

Cepeda

23

Antonelli

13-10

Los Angeles

4-2

.667

54-59

9

Furillo

.381

Snider

.308

Neal

19

Podres

10-10

Chicago

3-4

.429

55-62

11

Banks

.464

Banks

.313

Banks

37

Hobbie

9-6

Cincinnati

3-7

.300

53-63

6

Robinson

.389

Temple

.290

Robinson

24

Purkey

14-7

St. Louis

2-5

.286

54-59

3

Flood

.333

Musial

.335

Boyer

20

Jones

10-8

Philadelphia

1-7

.125

52-59

6

Ashburn

.313

Ashburn

.342

Anderson

15

Semproch

13-7

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Chicago

7-2

.778

61-55

3

Landis

.378

Goodman

.320

Lollar

16

Pierce

12-8

Washington

4-2

.667

50-65

6

Sievers

.421

Sievers

.314

Sievers

33

Ramos

11-11

Baltimore

5-3

.625

53-59

8

Woodling

.429

Woodling

.278

Triandos

23

Portocarrero

12-7

Detroit

5-4

.556

56-58

7

Boiling

.389

Kuenn

.323

Harris

13

Lary

11-12

Kansas City

4-5

.444

51-62

9

Chiti

.360

Cerv

.323

Cerv

29

Garver

10-8

Boston

3-4

.429

58-56

4

Jensen

.481

Runnels

.331

Jensen

32

Delock

10-3

New York

3-6

.333

74-43

7

Mantle

.429

Siebern

.305

Mantle

34

Turley

17-6

Cleveland

2-7

.222

56-61

10

Power

.368

Power

.323

Colavito

26

McLish

12-6

HEROES AND GOATS

THE SEASON (to August 16)

 

BEST

WORST

Batting (NL)

Ashburn, Phil .342

Fernandez, Phil .219

Batting (AL)

Runnels, Bos .331

DeMaestri, KC .215

Home run hitters (NL)

Banks, Chi 37 (1 per 12½ AB)

McMillan, Cin 0
Schoendienst, Mil 0 (276 AB)

Home run hitters (AL)

Mantle, NY 34 (1 per 11½ AB)

Fox, Chi 0 (473 AB)

Pitching (NL)

Spahn, Mil 16-8

Newcombe, Cin 2-11

Pitching (AL)

Turley, NY 17-6

Griggs, Wash 3-10

ERA(NL)

Jones, StL 2.49

Drott, Chi 5.66

ERA (AL)

Ford, NY 1.78

Urban, KC 5.84

Complete games (NL)

Spahn, Mil 18 (in 27 starts)

Drott, Chi 2 (in 23 starts)

Complete games (AL)

Turley, NY 16 (in 24 starts)

Pappas, Bait 2 (in 16 starts)

Team HR(NL)

Milwaukee 138

St. Louis 77

Team HR (AL)

New York 133

Chicago 80

Team runs (NL)

Chicago 546

St. Louis 453

Team runs (AL)

New York 589

Baltimore 385

Team hits(NL)

Chicago 1,080

Los Angeles 960

Team hits (AL)

New York 1,111

Baltimore 929

RUNS PRODUCED

 

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted In

Total Runs Produced

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Banks, Chi (.313)

93

62

155

Thomas, Pitt (.297)

74

62

136

Aaron, Mil (.328)

85

48

133

Mays, SF (.330)

82

45

127

Boyer, StL (.293)

71

49

120

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Jensen, Bos (.311)

68

70

138

Mantle, NY (.305)

93

40

133

Power, Clev (.323)

76

50

126

Sievers, Wash (.314)

72

54

126

Cerv, KC (.323)

70

53

123

THE ROOKIES

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Batting

Cepeda, SF .313

Pearson, Wash .274

Home runs

Cepeda, SF 23

Harrell, Clev 7

RBIs

Cepeda, SF 72

Aspromonte, Wash 25

Pitching

Semproch, Phil 13-7

Grant, Clev 9-9

TWO PHOTOS

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)