NATIONAL LEAGUE

The slumping Milwaukee Braves, hampered all year by inadequate batting and fielding at second base, found the loss of Shortstop Johnny Logan (.332 BA) too much to overcome. Four different men were used at second and short last week, and between them they managed to bat .194 and knock in two runs while making six errors. The San Francisco Giants finally got some of the heavy hitting they were supposed to get all along, and the team charged merrily into the lead...for a day. Sam Jones threw a heartbreaking one-hitter and Johnny Antonelli a five-hit shutout as the pitching staff continued to surprise everybody (lowest ERA in the majors). Manager Rigney got so excited he proclaimed confidently: "I think we can go all the way. My young bulls have the taste of first place and they like it." Everyone on the Los Angeles Dodgers stopped hitting all at once, and a lot of good pitching by the team's young rocket throwers was wasted. The Pittsburgh Pirates, who seem to specialize in one-run games, won three more last week, courtesy of Team Captain Dick Groat. Benched earlier in the season for weak hitting, Groat whacked a ninth-inning homer to beat the Phils, a 10th-inning bases-loaded single to beat the Braves and two triples and a single to beat the Reds. The Chicago Cubs hung in there at the .500 level despite little help so far from Powermen Long, Walls, Thomson and Moryn. The Cubs' punch has come from Ernie Banks, as expected, and from Second Baseman Tony Taylor, surprisingly. A .235 hitter last year and unsure in the field, Taylor developed into a fine fielder and is batting over .300. Everything happened to the St. Louis Cardinals.

In one game two balls got into play at the same time (see page 26). In another, a home-town fan leaped out of the stands and punched an umpire in the face. Volatile Manager Hemus got booted out of his fifth game (a new half-season record for a rookie manager) and suspended for five days. The pitching was shaky, and the team lost more often than it won. The Cincinnati Reds, who are desperate for some pitching help (most runs allowed in the league), were heartened when rookie bonus pitcher Jim O'Toole finally won his first game. "Just blaze away and don't worry about the walks," veteran Johnny Temple advised the youngster before the game. "You'll walk more if you take something off your pitches than if you just throw hard and find your groove." It worked. The Philadelphia Phillies got some good pitching from Conley and Roberts and, as a consequence, won a few ball games. "It's this way," said Manager Sawyer. "We seldom score many runs, and the team will give the opposition four and five outs an inning. So it's up to our pitchers to handle the main burden."

Standings: Mil 44-33, SF 46-35, LA 47-37, Pitt 43-39, Chi 39-41, St L 37-42, Cin 35-45, Phil 29-48.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

The Cleveland Indians were once again rolling smoothly along. The team hit hard and often. Enigmatic Herb Score was back in business as a spectacular winning pitcher (he followed up a brilliant two-hit shutout by striking out 14 batters). The Chicago White Sox (see page 48) finally found some power. And it was in Al Smith's bat all along. He hit a grand slammer in one game and won another with a 10th-inning home run. Using the same bat, Sherm Lollar also hit two homers. The patchwork Baltimore Orioles just won't stop cluttering up the first division. After they lost four in a row for the first time this season and dropped neatly into fifth place it seemed order had been restored at last. But the team got strong pitching from Walker, O'Dell and' Pappas, won three straight and bounced right back into the middle of things. The lack of an adequate bench hurt the Detroit Tigers badly. With Center Fielder Al Kaline, Johnny Groth (No. 1 outfield reserve), Second Baseman Frank Boiling, Ted Lepcio (No. 1 infield reserve) all out with injuries, the Tigers looked pretty shoddy. The puzzling New York Yankees' drive toward first place fizzled out. Matter of fact, the team isn't even playing .500 ball any more. (Exactly a year ago the Yanks were 48-25 and leading the league by 11 games.) The amazing Washington Senators suddenly got good pitching and improved defense (Aspromonte and Consolo at second and short tightened up the infield) to go along with the explosive hitting of Killebrew, Allison, Lemon and Sievers. Now last place looks like a bad dream of the past. The Kansas City Athletics continued to get plenty of hits, but not enough runs to offset some mediocre pitching. The disappointing Boston Red Sox played under three different managers last week, and it still didn't make much difference. After losing five in a row and skidding into the cellar, Mike Higgins was fired. Coach Rudy York filled in for a losing game, and handed the team over to the new manager, Billy Jurges. Jurges then extended the losing streak to seven before the Sox managed to win.

Standings: Clev 44-32, Chi 43-35, Balt 41-38, NY 40-38, Det 40-40, Wash 37-41, KC 33-43, Bost 33-44.

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Boxed statistics through Saturday, July 4

TWO PHOTOSTOP ROOKIES in the majors were Bob Allison (left) and Willie Tasby, two hard-hitting American League center fielders.

STARS OF THE SEASON

American League

National League

THE BEST PITCHERS

Games won

Wynn, Chi 11-5

Face, Pitt 12-0

Complete games

Pascual, Wash 10

Burdette, Mil 11

Hits per game

Score, Clev 6.08

Conley, Phil 7.22

Walks per game

Lary, Det 1.66

Burdette, Mil 1.28

SOs per game

Score, Clev 8.77

Koufax, LA 9.45

Runs per game

Wilhelm, Balt 2.21

Face, Pitt 0.83

THE BEST HITTERS

Percentage

Kuenn, Det .359

Aaron, Mil .373

Home runs

Killebrew, Wash 27
(1 per 10 AB)

Mathews, Mil 25
(1 per 12½ AB)

Extra base hits

Killebrew, Wash 39

Aaron, Mil 51

Runs scored

Killebrew, Wash 63
Power, Clev 63

Mays, SF 63
Mathews, Mil 63

THE BEST PERFORMANCE PER GAME

Most runs

Cleveland 4.83

Cincinnati 5.04

Fewest opp. runs

New York 4.05

San Francisco 4.04

Most hits

New York 9.19

St. Louis 9.68

Fewest opp. hits

Cleveland 7.57

Chicago 8.42

Most HRs

Washington 1.27

Milwaukee 1.19

Fewest opp. HRs

Baltimore 0.87

Milwaukee 0.86

RUNS PRODUCED

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted In*

Total Runs Produced

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Killebrew, Wash (.267)

63

40

103

Power, Clev (.299)

63

27

90

Jensen, Bos (.277)

52

38

90

Allison. Wash (.292)

52

32

84

Aparicio, Chi (.286)

54

29

83

Colavito, Clev (.282)

51

32

83

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Robinson, Cin (.322)

56

53

109

Aaron, Mil (.373)

56

50

106

Mays. SF (.311)

63

40

103

Pinson, Cin (.310)

62

41

103

Cepeda, SF (.339)

56

46

102

*Derived by subtracting HRs from RBIs

TEAM LEADERS

Batting

Homers

Pitching

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Clev

Power

.299

Colavito

24

McLish

10-3

Chi

Fox

.329

Lollar

12

Wynn

11-5

Balt

Woodling

.322

Triandos

19

Wilhelm

9-3

NY

Mantle

.305

Mantle

18

Ford

8-5

Det

Kuenn

.359

Maxwell

19

Lary

9-5

Wash

Throneberry

.296

Killebrew

27

Ramos

9-7

KC

Maris

.297

Maris

11

Daley

8-5

Bos

Runnels

.338

Jensen

17

Delock

6-4

NATIONAL LEAGUE

SF

Cepeda

.339

Cepeda

17

Antonelli

12-4

Mil

Aaron

.373

Mathews

25

Burdette

11-8

LA

Gilliam

.348

Demeter

16

Drysdale

9-6

Pitt

Stuart

.311

Stuart

16

Face

12-0

Chi

T. Taylor

.307

Banks

22

Hobbie

9-6

StL

White

.348

Boyer

16

Mizell

9-3

Cin

Temple

.326

Robinson

17

Nowcombe

9-4

Phil

Bouchee

.305

Post

11

Conley

6-4

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)