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BASEBALL'S WEEK

July 25, 1960
July 25, 1960

Table of Contents
July 25, 1960

Cover
Editorials
Girls
Only Big League
Bermuda
  • When 'Finisterre,' an unconventional little potbelly of a yawl, won the Bermuda Race in 1956 yachtsmen declared her a 'rule-beater' that reaped enormous handicap benefits over competitors under the complex racing rules. When she did it again in 1958, shattering precedent, Mitchell himself modestly stated that the race was a gamble anyway. But when she won it this year for the third time in a row there was left only one explanation: superior skill and knowledge rode with her veteran captain and crew. Much of that knowledge Mitchell imparted before the race (SI, June 27), but there was one maxim he left out. Here it is now: a piece of strategy he considers the key to victory

Delicate Trish
Jerry Barber
Part III: Teach Your Child To Swim
  • Though it was long ago supplanted by the crawl as the basic stroke, the traditional breaststroke is so easy and so restful that it remains today a valuable asset, an extra margin of safety, for the beginning swimmer. In the concluding lesson of his course, veteran Coach Matt Mann presents his methods for teaching the orthodox breaststroke to children

Horse Racing
Travel
Harness Racing
Track
Wilderness
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

BASEBALL'S WEEK

AMERICAN LEAGUE

This is an article from the July 25, 1960 issue Original Layout

First place or no, the New York Yankees' Casey Stengel wasn't happy. "We gotta get some starters who can hold leads," said Case after the Yanks lost a three-run advantage in Detroit. "This is enough to sorry a man." The Cleveland Indians continued to fatten up on the tailenders (26 wins in 35 games with the Senators, A's and Red Sox) and made things tough on reporters as well: they announced a 15-minute cooling-off period after games before the clubhouse will be open. Said one tender-eared player: "It will give Frank Lane some time to cool off, too." The Baltimore Orioles climbed back into the pennant race with two victories over the Chicago White Sox. The Sox suddenly looked bad. They got only five hits in the first game, kicked the second away on three errors by Gene Freese. One sweet note for the Detroit Tigers was the hitting of Rocky Colavito. Since his benching in late May, Colavito has hit 15 homers, raised his BA 106 points in 43 games. The Washington Senators dropped two games in Cleveland and evoked panicky memories of '59, when the club lost 18 straight after the midseason break. Fears dissolved as the Senators swept a double-header. The Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Athletics, locked in a duel of futility, came up with some extraordinary pitching (in one 15-inning stretch neither team scored). But the Sox made off with 2-1 and 1-0 victories to take command in the race for seventh place.

Standings: NY 46-33, Clev 45-35, Chi 46-37, Balt 47-40, Det 40-40, Wash 39-41, Bos 33-48, KC 29-51

NATIONAL LEAGUE

The Pittsburgh Pirates, down to a three-game lead, checked their slide in predictable fashion: a pinch homer by Dick Stuart beat the Reds for the Pirates' 18th comeback victory this season. The hard-riding Milwaukee Braves got a surprise boost from the hitting of Del Crandall. Raised from eighth to second in the order, Crandall went 18 for 38, commented: "Batting second tends to cut down on my swing. We use the hit and run a lot, so I have to keep my eye on the ball." The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, meeting in Candlestick Park, were light years apart. LA, in top form, made it 15 wins in the last 20 games, while the Giants, who even sent Willie McCovey to the minors, looked like a real threat for sixth place. George Crowe's pinch home run gave the St. Louis Cardinals a grip on the first division. It was Crowe's 12th pinch homer, a major league record. The Cincinnati Reds, with Vada Pinson playing like Willie Mays, beat the Pirates for the first time in nine games. Shelving their youth movement, the Chicago Cubs recruited 37-year-old has-been Grady Hatton from San Antonio, 32-year-old rookie Al Heist from Sacramento. The Philadelphia Phillies, their youth program very much alive, got strong spectator support. Two losses to the Braves drew 37,000, making home attendance a profitable 16,000 per game.

Standings: Pitt 51-33, Mil 47-34, StL 45-39, LA 43-39, SF 41-40, Cin 38-44, Phil 34-50, Chi 30-50

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Boxed statistics through Saturday, July 16

TWO PHOTOSSUDDEN STANDOUTS were Ernie Broglio, who one-hit Cubs, fanned 14, and Brooks Robinson, who made eight straight hits.

TEAM LEADERS: HOME RUNS

AMERICAN LEAGUE

NY

Maris

28

Mantle

21

Skowron

13

Clev

Held

15

Piersall

9

Romano

9

Balt

Gentile

12

Hansen

9

2 tied with

7

Chi

Sievers

13

Minoso

10

Smith

8

Det

Colavito

18

Maxwell

14

Kaline

9

Wash

Lemon

21

Allison

10

Battey

9

Bos

Williams

14

Wertz

10

Malzone

7

KC

Siebern

10

Carey

9

2 tied with

7

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Pitt

Stuart

13

Skinner

11

Mazeroski

9

Mil

Aaron

24

Mathews

18

2 tied with

14

LA

Howard

14

Snider

10

2 tied with

9

StL

Boyer

20

Spencer

11

White

9

SF

Mays

18

Cepeda

17

2 tied with

11

Cin

Robinson

13

Post

12

Pinson

9

Phil

Herrera

13

Walters

8

2 tied with

6

Chi

Banks

26

Thomas

14

Altman

6

TEAM LEADERS: PITCHING

AMERICAN LEAGUE

NY

Coates

9-1

Ditmar

7-6

Turley

6-1

Clev

Perry

10-4

Bell

8-7

Grant

6-3

Balt

Estrada

9-5

Pappas

8-6

Brown

7-3

Chi

Staley

9-4

Pierce

7-5

Shaw

7-8

Det

Mossi

8-6

Bunning

6-6

Lary

6-9

Wash

Pascual

8-5

Stobbs

6-2

Ramos

5-10

Bos

Monbouquette

9-7

Fornieles

5-1

Brewer

5-7

KC

Daley

12-5

Hall

5-6

Hebert

3-10

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Pitt

Law

11-4

Friend

10-6

Haddix

6-5

Mil

Buhl

9-3

Burdette

9-4

Spahn

9-6

LA

Williams

9-2

Roebuck

8-1

Podres

8-6

StL

Broglio

10-4

Jackson

10-8

McDaniel

6-3

SF

Jones

11-9

McCormick

9-5

Sanford

8-7

Cin

Purkey

8-5

Hook

7-8

O'Toole

7-8

Phil

Farrell

7-2

Conley

6-4

Roberts

5-9

Chi

Hobbie

8-11

Elston

5-4

Ellsworth

4-6