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Sept. 01, 1958
Sept. 01, 1958

Table of Contents
Sept. 1, 1958

X-Ray
The Fight
Golf
Tip From The Top
Horse Racing
Baseball
Fitness
Tennis
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Acknowledgments
Pat On The Back

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When the Dodgers slowed Milwaukee down the NL pennant race was alive once more

Much-Maligned Dodgers finally showed fans in Los Angeles what it used to be like in Brooklyn as they won four out of five games from the Braves. Don Drysdale (right) hit three homers and limited Milwaukee to nine hits and two runs while beating them twice. Gil Hodges hit the 14th grand slam of his career and batted .321 for the week.

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TEAM PERFORMANCES

TEAM LEADERS

This week (8/17-8/23)

 

Batting

 

Season

Homers Week

Week

Season

Homers Season

Pitching Season

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Los Angeles

5-2

.714

59-61

12

Gilliam

.393

Snider

.303

Neal

21

Podres

11-10

San Francisco

4-2

.667

64-56

9

Thomas

.389

Mays

.327

Cepeda

23

Antonelli

14-10

St. Louis

4-3

.571

58-62

8

Musial

.609

Musial

.351

Boyer

20

Jones

11-9

Cincinnati

4-3

.571

57-66

4

Lynch

.387

Temple

.292

Robinson

25

Purkey

14-8

Pittsburgh

4-4

.500

64-57

9

Virdon

.290

Skinner

.316

Thomas

33

Friend

16-13

Milwaukee

3-4

.429

71-51

7

Aaron

.333

Aaron

.328

Aaron

27

Spahn

16-9

Chicago

2-5

.286

57-67

8

Banks

.391

Banks

.317

Banks

41

Hobbie

9-6

Philadelphia

2-5

.286

54-64

8

2 with

.381

Ashburn

.343

Anderson

16

Semproch

13-8

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Kansas City

6-2

.750

57-64

6

Martyn

.333

Cerv

.321

Cerv

29

Garver

11-8

Chicago

4-2

.667

65-57

6

Fox

.423

Goodman

.321

Lollar

17

Pierce

14-8

Baltimore

5-3

.625

58-62

6

Woodling

.350

Woodling

.283

Triandos

24

Portocarrero

12-9

New York

3-3

.500

77-46

9

Howard

.417

Mantle

.304

Mantle

36

Turley

18-6

Boston

3-3

.500

61-59

7

Williams

.409

Runnels

.329

Jensen

33

Delock

12-3

Detroit

2-4

.333

58-62

2

Wilson

.409

Kuenn

.320

2 with

13

Lary

12-12

Cleveland

2-4

.333

58-65

11

Colavito

.417

Power

.318

Colavito

30

McLish

13-6

Washington

1-5

.167

51-70

2

Sievers

.333

Sievers

.315

Sievers

34

Ramos

11-12

HEROES AND GOATS

THE SEASON (to August 23)

 

BEST

WORST

Batting (NL)

Musial, StL .351

Fernandez, Phil .215

Batting (AL)

Runnels, Bos .329

DeMaestri, KC .219

Home run hitters (NL)

Banks, Chi 41 (1 per 12 AB)

McMillan, Cin 0
Schoendienst, Mil 0 (300 AB)

Home run hitters (AL)

Mantle, NY 36 (1 per 11½ AB)

Fox, Chi 0 (499 AB)

Pitching (NL)

Spahn, Mil 16-9

Newcombe, Cin 3-11

Pitching (AL)

Turley, NY 18-6

Griggs, Wash 3-10

ERA (NL)

Jones, StL 2.71

Drott, Chi 5.52

ERA (AL)

Ford, NY 2.10

Urban, KC 5.75

Complete games (NL)

Spahn, Mil 18 (in 28 starts)

Drott, Chi 3 (in 24 starts)

Complete games (AL)

Turley, NY 17 (in 25 starts)

Pappas, Bait 2 (in 17 starts)

Team HR (NL)

Chicago 146

St. Louis 85

Team HR (AL)

New York 142

Detroit 85

Team runs (NL)

Chicago 570

St. Louis 488

Team runs (AL)

New York 622

Baltimore 414

Team hits (NL)

Chicago 1,138

Los Angeles 1,022

Team hits (AL)

New York 1,160

Baltimore 986

RUNS PRODUCED

 

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted In

Total Runs Produced

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Banks, Chi (.317)

100

66

166

Thomas, Pitt (.295)

78

64

142

Aaron, Mil (.328)

88

51

139

Mays, SF (.327)

87

48

135

Boyer, StL (.294)

76

55

131

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Jensen, Bos (.313)

72

74

146

Mantle, NY (.304)

100

44

144

Sievers, Wash (.315)

73

58

131

Power, Clev (.318)

79

51

130

Cerv, KC (.321)

73

56

129

THE ROOKIES

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Batting

Cepeda, SF .305

Pearson, Wash .268

Home runs

Cepeda, SF 23

Harrell, Clev 7

RBIs

Cepeda, SF 74

Aspromonte, Wash 25

Pitching

Semproch, Phil 13-8

Grant, Clev 9-10

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