IN THE NEWS: The Pirates defeat the Reds, 83, for their 3rd win in a row, their longest win streak since August 24-26, 1951. Bonus baby Paul Pettit is the winner in his first ML start, with relief help. Pete Castiglione has two home runs and a single.
The U.S. Court of Appeals denies the $450,000 suit of former pitcher Boyd Tepler made in 1951 against organized baseball, the Cubs, and William Wrigley for an arm injury suffered in 1944. He had contended that negligent coaching, in effect, ended his career prematurely.
IN THE NEWS: Pirates OF Carlos Bernier hits three consecutive triples in a 124 win over the Redlegs, the Corsairs 4th straight win. Bernier adds a single and a stolen base. Ralph Kiner and Jim Greengrass match homers. In a stretch of 11 at bats, Carlos will hit four triples, two doubles, and two singles.
IN THE NEWS: Johnny Lindell, the converted outfielder, pitches the Pirates to their 5th straight win, beating the Cards, 62. Lindell drives in the 4th run with a double to beat Harvey Haddix and earn his first win since 1942.
IN THE NEWS: Busch Stadium bans bottles from the park during a game due to fans tossing soda bottles during a 76 Browns loss to the Yankees on April 28th. Meanwhile, at Pittsburgh, the Cards' Vinegar Bend Mizell shuts out the Bucs, 50.
IN THE NEWS: Pitcher Bob Porterfield of the Senators hits his first ML homer, a 4th inning grand slam off Bill Wight of Detroit, and the Nats add six more in the 8th to roll to a 144 win.
In Cleveland, the Yanks send 13 batter to the plate in the 4th and score eight to roll to an 111 win over Bob Lemon. Winner Whitey Ford scores two runs and is lifted in the 8th after Wally Westlake spoils his shutout with a homer. The loss drops the Indians a half game behind the leading Yanks.
IN THE NEWS: Bobo Holloman of the St. Louis Browns pitches a no-hitter in his first ML starthis 5th appearance, only the 3rd rookie to do so, in a 60 win over the A's Morrie Martin. Bobo also drives home three runs on a pair of singles, his only two ML hits. Within three months he will be out of the majors for good, the winner of just three games, the fewest by a no-hit pitcher.
The NY Giants tie the National League record for the fewest number of assists in a 9-inning game with just one, in a 85 win over Chicago. Al Corwin takes the win over Bob Kelly.
IN THE NEWS: After 13 straight losses to New York, the Red Sox win a dramatic 11-inning 21 thriller at Fenway. Billy Goodman's homer off starter Johnny Sain gives starter Hal Brown the win. Dick Gernert's 2nd inning home run is the other Boston score. In Boston's last win over New York, August 9, 1952, all the scores came on solo homers.
IN THE NEWS: At Boston, the first place Yanks beat the Red Sox, 64. Mickey Mantle hits one homer off Bill Werle and is robbed of another when Jimmy Piersall makes a sensational catch at the Sox bullpen in right-center field.
IN THE NEWS: Pittsburgh IF Eddie O'Brien and Johnny O'Brien become the first twins to play for the same team in the same game, when Johnny enters the nitecap of a Giants game on defense and Eddie later pinch runs. But the Giants take the twinbill, 40, behind Sal Maglie's 3-hitter, and 32. In game 2, Jim Hearn comes within two outs of his 13th straight over the Pirates, but falters and Frank Hiller wins in relief. Bobby Hofman's pinch home run in the 9th wins it.
Behind Billy Loes and Roy Campanella the Dodgers move into first place with 50 win over the Phillies. Loes tosses his only shutout of the year, while Campy drives in all five runs with a double and homer. Campanella collects 44 RBIs in his first 30 games: not until Tino Martinez in 1997, will anyone else reach 40 in the first 30.
Vic Raschi makes his 1st relief appearance in two years, limiting the Red Sox to three hits in four innings, as the Yankees win, 74. Billy Goodman sustains a freak rib accident, which will keep him out of action for three weeks, when Jim Piersall picks him up and lugs him from the field to break up Goody's argument with umpire Jim Duffy. Del Wilber hits his 2nd consecutive pinch homer in the 8th; his first came on May 6th.
IN THE NEWS: Whitey Ford of the New York Yankees allows only rival pitcher Early Wynn's infield single in the 6th in beating the Indians 70. New York increases its lead to two games over the 2nd-place Indians.
In Boston, P Ellis Kinder walks two White Sox batters in the 10th inning, and they come around to score. The Red Sox lose 97, Kinder's first loss to Chicago after 18 straight victories, stretching back to June 24, 1948. His 18 straight wins over one club is a Red Sox record.
After 10 straight losses to Bobby Shantz going back to May 15, 1951, the Browns top the A's lefty, 73. Rookie Don Larsen, with 7+ innings of relief and an RBI triple, is the winner.
The White Sox pick up P Sandy Consuegra from the Senators for cash. Consuegra, who had winning seasons in each of his three years with Washington, will post a 163 record in 1954 and pitch in the All-Star Game.
IN THE NEWS: At St. Louis, the Cardinals pound Preacher Roe for six runs in the 2nd enroute to a 93 win over the Dodgers. It is the Cards first win against Roe after 10 straight losses: they last beat him August 28, 1950. Last night they beat Carl Erskine after losing seven straight to the lefty.
IN THE NEWS: At Yankee Stadium, White Sox lefty pitcher Tommy Byrne pinch-hits for slugger Vern Stephens and hits a grand slam off Yankees reliever Ewell Blackwell to climax a 5-run 9th inning and give Chicago the 53 win. Stephens has 10 career grand slams: Byrne now has two.
After the Braves' Billy Bruton's leadoff single in the first, Phillies P Curt Simmons retires the next 27 batters to win, 30 at Milwaukee. The loss snaps the Braves six-game win streak.
IN THE NEWS: In a 10-inning 65 win over the visiting Browns, the Yanks and Browns use 41 players to set a new ML record. New York uses 23. The 3 hr. 33 minute game necessitates the nite game being called after three 1/2 scoreless innings. The Browns jump on Whitey Ford, threatening to hand the lefty his first defeat ever as a starter, but three relievers bail him out. Don Larsen goes nine 1/3 for the Browns, with Mike Blyzka losing.
In the first game of a doubleheader, the Reds outslug the Dodgers, 135. In game 2, Carl Erskine of the Dodgers allows only one hitGus Bell's 6th-inning bunt singlein a 100 victory over the Redlegs.
IN THE NEWS: Redlegs P Bud Podbielan walks 13 batters in 10 innings against Brooklyn, but holds on to win 21 on a Ted Kluszewski homer off starter Preacher Roe. No one has walked 13 in the National League since 1918. The Dodgers strand 18 against the former Dodger pitcher, tying the NL mark.
The Tigers and Red Sox split a pair, with Detroit winning the opener 52 behind Ned Garver. Walt Dropo has a single, double and triple against his old teammates. His first inning single, off the Green Monster, drives in his American League-leading 26th run. The Sox win the nitecap, 85 behind Mel Parnell (5-0) and Ellis Kinder.
IN THE NEWS: At Milwaukee, the Dodgers down the Braves, 41, before a crowd of 36,439, the largest paid attendance for any sports event in Milwaukee history. The Braves have drawn 279,227 for 12 home dates, surpassing last years attendance in Boston.
IN THE NEWS: At Fenway, Bosox C Del Wilber hits his 3rd pinch homer of the year, this one a 14th inning solo homer to beat the reliever Don Larsen and the Browns, 32. Former Red Sox Don Lenhardt takes Skinny Brown downtown with a CF shot just left of the flag pole and the last upright of the screen.
IN THE NEWS: Yanks OF Irv Noren ends the game by lining back to P Bob Porterfield, who starts a triple play, as the Senators beat the Yankees 124. The Nats score five in the 1st inning off Allie Reynolds. Washington tallies 18 hits including a 3-run homer and 2-run double by Clyde Vollmer. Johnny Mize hits pinch single in the 9th, his 5th pinch single in a row, breaking a mark set by Cleveland's Les Fleming in 1947. Mize has had a walk and been hit by a pitch in his last seven pinch appearances.
The Red Sox add two more 32 wins to move within two 1/2 games of the Yankees. Unbeaten Mel Parnell wins his 6th in the opener as George Kell homers and singles in the winner. The Red Sox take the nitecap in 12 innings as Hersh Freeman beats Carl Scheib.
IN THE NEWS: A year and three days after scoring 15 runs in an inning, the Dodgers explode again. Against the Phillies they score 12 runs in the 8th inning before making an out. Their two bases-loaded triples sets a modern ML record. The final score is 162.
IN THE NEWS: The Yankees and Red Sox play the longest 9-inning game to date, lasting three hours and 52 minutes. Boston lefty Mickey McDermott take two hours, 45 minutes to pitch six of the innings, as Boston outlasts New York, 1410. Mickey Mantle hits an opposite field homer off McDermott.
Ralph Kiner becomes just the 12th player to hit 300 home runs with a blast at Forbes Field against the Giants. He has played only seven 1/3 seasons. The Giants win anyway, 63.
Russ Meyer of the Dodgers is fined $100 and suspended three days for obscene gestures and abusive language picked up by TV close-ups. National League President Warren Giles and Commissioner Ford Frick oppose dugout shots by TV cameras.
The U.S. Supreme Court announces that it will review all the antitrust suits under the Sherman Act with regard to baseball, with the focal point being the reserve clause.
Max Surkont of the Braves fans eight Reds in a row, establishing a new ML mark, as the Braves win 103 in game two of a doubleheader. Surkont strikes out seven in a row before rain delays the game and then he strikes out Andy Seminick to start the 5th. Surkont fans 13 on the way to his 6th straight win. The Braves take the opener, 51, behind Don Liddle.
IN THE NEWS: Eddie Lopat beats the Senators for the 8th straight time as he allows three hits in a 31 Yankee win. Joe Collins, Billy Martin, and Yogi Berra hit solo homers for New York. Mickey Vernon has a pair of hits to extend his hitting streak to 20 games. The win starts the Yankees on an 18-game winning streak, the 3rd longest American League streak of the century.
IN THE NEWS: Bob Elliott drives in six runs4 on a grand slamto lead the Browns to a 75 win over the Indians. Satchel Paige picks up his 2nd save in two nights.
Steve Bilko ties his 2nd major-league record in less than 24 hours. Bilko struck out five times in a row at Cincy last night, and today hits a record-tying two doubles (last done by the Braves' Bob Thorpe last season) in Cards 10-run 4th inning against the Braves. Gerry Staley still needs help in the 9th to win, 117.