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On Page 1: U.S. Explodes Another Bomb on Eniwetok — Believed to be Experimental Hydrogen Device “All the News That Fits, We Print” The Baseball Once-Upon-A Times. SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1951 FINAL EDITION Including final results of all ball games FIVE CENTS VOL. 1, No. 27 Cleveland Bullpen Throws Zeroes As Tribe Stays Hot, Trips White Sox CHICAGO — In a battle between first and second place teams, the Cleveland Indians proved they remain in a league of their own. Al Rosen stroked a game-tying sin
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  On Page 1: U.S. Explodes Another Bomb on Eniwetok   —  Believed to be Experimental Hydrogen Device The Baseball Once-Upon-A Times. “All the News  That Fits, We Print”   FINAL EDITION  Including final results of all ball  games VOL. 1, No. 27FIVE CENTS SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1951 Cleveland Bullpen Throws ZeroesAs Tribe Stays Hot, Trips White Sox CHICAGO  —  In a battle between first andsecond place teams, the Cleveland Indians proved they remain in a league of their own.Al Rosen stroked a game-tying single in theeighth inning and Larry Doby followed with arun-scoring fly ball that drove in what provedto be the winning run Friday as the Tribe beatthe White Sox, 4-3.The win was the loop- leading Indians’ 16th in 19 games this season and gave them a six-game lead over Chicago, Boston and Philadel- phia.The White Sox rallied from a 2-1 deficit totake a 3- 2 lead on Nellie Fox’s two -run singleoff Early Wynn in the bottom of the fourthinning. Chicago starter Joe Dobson protectedthat slim lead until the eighth.Ray Boone, Harry Simpson and Rosenopened that frame with consecutive singles,driving Dobson (1-2) to the showers. Dobymanaged his decisive RBI off reliever MarvRotblatt.With Wynn having been lifted for a pinchhitter after six innings of work, the Cleveland bullpen went to work. Dick Rozek (1-0) threw1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn thewin. George Zuverink got the final out of theeighth inning without incident. And SteveGromek pitched a scoreless ninth to earn hisfirst save.A win today would give the Indians a 17-3record and the best 20-game start to a seasonsince the Red Sox went 17-3 (on their way to a21-3 start) in 1946. AROUND THE HORN Elsewhere in the American League:Dizzy Trout pitched 7 2/3 effective inningsand delivered a go-ahead two-run single as thevisiting Tigers edged the Browns, 4-3.The game was a 1-0 pitchers duel after sixinnings, with St. Louischucker Duane Pillette get-ting the best of Trout. ButPillette walked pinch hitter Bud Souchock with one outin the top of the seventh,then surrendered back-to- back singles to Joe Gins- berg and Johnny Lipon.Trout cracked a 3-1 pitch for a two-run single,giving the Tigers a 2-1 lead. Jerry Priddy fol-lowed with an RBI ground out. Trout’s only other hit of the season also came against the Browns, a solo homer on April 23.Trout (3-1) allowed three runs in 7 2/3 in-nings. Hal White pitched 1 1/3 innings of score-less relief to gain the save.Pillette (0-4) was the loser, giving up threeruns in 6 1/3 innings pitched. St. Louis leftfielder Ray Coleman went 3-for-4 to raise hisaverage to a league-leading .411. AMERICAN W L PCT. GB NATIONAL W L PCT. GB Cleveland 16 3 .842 --- Philadelphia 15 8 .652 ---Chicago 10 9 .526 6 New York 16 9 .640 ---Boston 10 9 .526 6 Brooklyn 14 9 .609 1Philadelphia 11 10 .524 6 Boston 13 12 .520 3Detroit 9 9 .500 6½ St. Louis 9 10 .474 4Washington 9 10 .474 7 Chicago 9 12 .429 5 New York 9 12 .429 8 Pittsburgh 8 13 .381 6St. Louis 5 17 .227 12½ Cincinnati 5 16 .238 9 Major League Standings Friday’s American League Results   Friday’s National League Results   Cleveland 4, Chicago 3Detroit 4, St. Louis 3(Only games scheduled)Chicago 4, Pittsburgh 3Brooklyn at Boston, ppd., rainPhiladelphia at New York, ppd., rainSt. Louis at Cincinnati, ppd., rain Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers   Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers    New York (Raschi 1-2) at Philadelphia (Fowler 0-0), 1 p.m.Detroit (Hutchinson 0-0) at St. Louis (Sleater 0-4).1:30 p.m.Cleveland (Garcia 2-1) at Chicago (Pierce 3-1), 1:30 p.m.Boston (Taylor 0-1 or Stobbs 2-1) at Washington(Marrero 1-1), 7:30 p.m.Philadelphia (Roberts 1-1) at New York (Hearn 4-0), 12:30 p.m.Chicago (Minner 1-3) at Pittsburgh (Law 2-0), 1:30 p.m.St. Louis (Staley 1-3 and Presko 0-0) at Cincinnati(Raffensberger 0-5 and Wehmeier 1-1), 2, 1:30 p.m.Brooklyn (Roe 4-0) at Boston (Spahn 2-2), 7:30 p.m. Rush to Judgment: AWin For Cubs Hurler  Major League Leaders AMERICAN G AB R H AVG. NATIONAL G AB AVG.R H Coleman, St.L 19 73 13 30 .411 Jethroe, Bos. 25 106 .44332 47 Doby, Cle. 19 66 16 26 .394 Musial, St.L 18 72 .38914 28Lipon, Det. 18 61 15 24 .393 Hatton, Cin. 19 73 .3706 27Jensen, N.Y. 20 75 13 27 .360 Slaughter, St.L 19 73 .35616 26Valo, Phi. 20 79 16 28 .354 Sisler, Phi. 22 83 .33715 28DiMaggio, Bos. 19 88 20 31 .352 Furillo, Bro. 23 89 .33717 30Yost, Was. 19 77 20 27 .351 Gordon, Bos. 25 92 .33719 31Boudreau, Bos. 17 66 9 23 .349 Wyrostek, Cin. 21 78 .3089 24Avila, Cle. 18 72 10 25 .347 Snider, Bro. 23 90 .30014 27 Goodman, Bos. 19 78 15 27 .346 Stanky, N.Y. 24 87 .29925 26 HR: Doby (Cle.) 7; Mantle (N.Y.) 7; Yost(Was.) 6; Robinson (Chi.) 5; Stephens (Bos.)5; Wertz (Det.) 5. RBI: Williams (Bos.) 22; Zarilla (Chi.) 19;Vernon (Was.) 18; Yost (Was.) 18; Coleman(St.L) 18; Doby (Cle.) 18. Wins: Scheib (Phi.) 4-1; Feller (Cle.) 3-0;Lopat (N.Y.) 3-0; Lemon (Cle.) 3-1; Pierce(Chi.) 3-1; Wynn (Cle.) 3-1. Strikeouts: Raschi (N.Y.) 28; Wynn (Cle.) 22;Newhouser (Det.) 21; Trout (Det.) 18; severaltied with 17. ERA: Feller (Cle.) 1.00; Morgan (N.Y.) 1.59;Cain (Chi.) 1.64; Kucab (Phi.) 2.00; Wight(Bos.) 2.08.   HR: Campanella (Bro.) 8; Jethroe (Bos.) 7;Pafko (Chi.) 7; Thomson (N.Y.) 6; Lockman(N.Y.) 6; Snider (Bro.) 6. RBI: Gordon (Bos.) 25; Campanella (Bro.)23; Lockman (N.Y.), 23; Jethroe (Bos.) 19;Snider (Bro.) 19. Wins: Maglie (N.Y.) 5-0; Hearn (N.Y.) 4-0;Roe (Bro.) 4-0; Konstanty (Phi.) 4-0; Candini(Phi.) 3-0; Newcombe (Bro.) 3-0 . Strikeouts: Blackwell (Cin.) 28; Maglie(N.Y.) 23; Sain (Bos.) 21; Bickford (Bos.) 21;Queen (Pit.) 19; Van Cuyk (Bro.) 19. ERA: Klippstein (Chi.) 0.83; Heintzelman(Phi.) 1.48; Konstanty (Phi.) 1.50; Jansen(N.Y.) 1.64; Roe (Bro.) 1.64.  Notes on the Scorecard  Tribe Has No Plans For Greenburg Pal Wakefield There is certainly no particular sense or reasonin looking back to the past and saying howmuch better it is than the present. Every recordthat can be timed or measured has been brokenas the years slip along. But there is at least onerespect where the older years have the call. I can’t recall from a somewhat dim past ailments or injuries approaching the number prevailingtoday among the major league ball players hurt,injured or otherwise rendered hors de baseball.The modern game is replete with torn mus-cles, strained ligaments, twisted tendons, injuredankles, bad arms, sore backs, the flue and other details that from time to time prevent the somber athletes from playing.Today few pitchers ever work 250 inningsthough a season. Only a stray workman turns in300 innings. But back in the days of Mathewson, Cy Young, Alexander, Walter Johnson and Ed Walsh, it was nothing for a pitcher to work from 420 to 450 innings a sea-son and finish with a strong, untired arm. These pitchers were bearing down steadily. They hadto with earned run averages around 1.50 up to1.90 where, today, three earned runs a game isconsidered polished pitching.In other years you found more than a few pitchers working over 400 innings, yet control-ling the attack to less than two runs a game.Ty Cobb, the hardest, most reckless baserun-ner in the game, was still able to work in over 3,000 games. In his 23d season he played 134games with the Athletics and batted .357.Today track athletes run long distances infaster time than formerly. But the modern ball-  player hasn’t the leg -and-arm stamina that old-timers knew. There is a long list of old ball play-ers who toiled from 20 to 25 years before retir-ing. How many ball players are left today whohave put in 20 years or will have a chance toround out 20 years? You can count them on thethumbs of your two hands.  —  in four starts this season.Backed by two RBI each from Randy Jack-son and Hank Sauer, Rush breezed into the bot-tom of the ninth with a 4-1 lead.But two misplays by second baseman WayneTerwilliger   —  one was generously ruled a hit  —  set the stage for two Pittsburgh runs that cutthe advantage to 4-3. It was quite the pickle for a man with Rush’s resume. But the angular right-hander from Bat-tle Creek, Mich., retired dangerous Ralph Kiner with the tying run on third base to end thegame.Rush (1-0) allowed three runs (one earned) inhis first complete game of the season. Pitts-  burgh’s Cliff Chambers (3 -3) allowed four runs(three earned) in his second consecutive com- plete game, and fourth of the year.PITTSBURGH  —  In his first three major league seasons, Chicago Cubs pitcher Bob Rushdid one thing as well as anyone and better thanmost: Lose.From his 5-11 rookie campaign in 1948 to his13-20 season a year ago, Rush compiled a three-year record of 28-49. Only American Leaguelefty Bill Wight lost as many games during thattime. No one lost more.Moreover, of pitchers who logged at least as many as Rush’s 77 starts, only one, Washing-ton’s Sid Hudson, won less.  Friday night, Rush hurled the Cubs past thePirates, 4-3. It was his first win  —  and decisionCLEVELAND (AP)  –    Dick Wakefield’s brief tour of workouts in the Indians’ ball park  has ended and he has left the club.Cleveland general manager Hank Greenburg,an old friend and former Tiger teammate of  Wakefield’s, said Friday there are no plans towork Wakefield into the Indians’ organization.  When Dick came here, Greenburg said that it was ―hard to believe Wakefield is through with baseball.‖  Wakefield, a left fielder, batted .293 in sevenseasons with the Detroit Tigers, leading theAmerican League with 200 hits in 1943. He played three games with the New York Yan-kees in 1950. The flu-flattened St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds, frozen out of last night’sscheduled game, will tangle in a Ladies’ Day double-header this afternoon.Manager Marty Marion of St. Louis had ob- jected to the rescheduling. At his request, the Cards’ traveling secretary, Leo Ward, tele-  phoned President Ford Frick of the NationalLeague to ask whether a team can be forced to play a double-header on its first trip into a rivalcity. Frick advised Ward that National Leaguerules now permit such scheduling. Grantland Rice Says . . . Modern PlayersLack Stamina Dizzy Trout  Page 2 SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1951 Sc 000 000 000 reboard National League BoxscoresAmerican League Boxscores
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