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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS
May 09, 1955
RECORD BREAKERS
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May 09, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (Week Ending May 1)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

1. Cleveland
W-5; L-1
Seas.: 11-6
Pct.: .647

Washington
3-2, 6-5

Baltimore
2-5, 5-2

Boston
2-0, 2-1

2. New York
W-3; L-2
Seas.: 10-6
Pct.: .625

Chicago
5-0, 4-13

Kansas City
11-4, 0-6

Detroit
6-1

2. Chicago
W-4; L-3
Seas.: 10-6
Pct.: .625

New York
0-5, 13-4

Boston
1-3, 7-0
3-1

Baltimore
8-9, 6-3

2. Detroit
W-5; L-1
Seas.: 10-6
Pct.: .625

Baltimore
3-2, 11-3

Washington
4-1, 3-2
11-7

New York
1-6

5. Kansas City
W-4; L-1
Seas.: 7-8
Pct.: .467

Boston
8-7, 6-2

New York
4-11, 6-0

Washington
16-10

6. Boston
W-1; L-6
Seas.: 8-10
Pct.: .444

Kansas City
7-8, 2-6

Chicago
3-1, 0-7
1-3

Cleveland
0-2, 1-2

7. Washington
W-0; L-6
Seas.: 5-11
Pct.: .313

Cleveland
2-3, 5-6

Detroit
1-4, 2-3
7-11

Kansas City
10-16

8. Baltimore
W-2; L-4
Seas.: 5-13
Pct.: .278

Detroit
2-3, 3-11

Cleveland
5-2, 2-5

Chicago
9-8, 3-6

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Batting—Bill Skowron, New York, .451
Runs batted in—Bob Nieman, Chicago, 19
Home runs—Sherman Lollar, Chicago, 6
Pitching—Bob Lemon, Cleveland, 5-0

NATIONAL LEAGUE

1. Brooklyn
W-4; L-0
Seas.: 15-2
Pct.: .882

Cincinnati
7-2

Chicago
4-2, 7-5

Milwaukee
5-4

2. St. Louis
W-2; L-2
Seas.: 8-6
Pet.: .571

New York
4-6, 6-2

Pittsburgh
4-3, 0-7

3. Milwaukee
W-2; L-4
Seas.: 9-7
Pct.: ..563

New York
2-3, 9-6

Philadelphia
2-3, 4-13
4-2

Brooklyn
4-5

4. Chicago
W-1; L-3
Seas.: 8-8
Pct.: .500

Pittsburgh
1-4

Brooklyn
2-4, 5-7

Philadelphia
8-7

4. Philadelphia
W-2; L-2
Seas.: 8-8
Pct.: .500

Milwaukee
3-2, 13-4
2-4

Chicago
7-8

6. New York
W-3; L-2
Seas.: 7-8
Pct.: .467

Mil waukee
3-2, 6-9

St. Louis
6-4, 2-6

Cincinnati
2-1

7. Pittsburgh
W-3; L-3
Seas.: 4-11
Pct.: .267

Chicago
4-1

Cincinnati
2-3, 0-5
5-4

St. Louis
3-4, 7-0

8. Cincinnati
W-2; L-3
Seas.: 4-13
Pct.: .235

Brooklyn
2-7

Pittsburgh
3-2, 5-0
4-5

New York
1-2

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Batting—Wally Moon, St. Louis, .382
Runs batted in—Bobby Thomson, Milwaukee, 22
Home runs—Carl Furillo, Brooklyn, 7
Pitching—Carl Erskine, Brooklyn, and Jim Hearn, New York, 3-0

RECORD BREAKERS

Stirling Moss , 24-year-old daredevil Briton, gunned his Mercedes Silver Bullet over hazardous, twisting 992-mile route in 10:07:48 for average speed of 97.96 mph and new record, outclassed Argentina's Juan Manuel Fangio, who finished second in another Mercedes, and Italy's Umberto Maglioli, third in Ferrari, to win perilous Mille Miglia road race at Brescia, Italy. Old record: 87:96 mph set by Italy's Giannino Marzotto in 1953 and broken by first three finishers.

Helioscope, William G. Helis Jr.'s four-year-old long-striding bay son of Heliopolis, broke in front at start, had things his own way until Joe Jones made desperate bid, then responded to urging of Jockey Sammy Boulmetis with last-second surge to win by nose, set new track record of 1:40 3/5 for mile and 70 yards while taking $28,750 Valley Forge Handicap at Garden State Park, Camden, N.J.

BASEBALL

Cleveland Indians won five out of six, forged into first place in American League on superb pitching of Veterans Bob Lemon and Bob Feller and Rookie Herb Score . Lemon beat Washington 3-2, Baltimore 5-2, became first major leaguer to win five games. Thirty-six-year-old Feller hurled 12th one-hitter of career, blanked Boston 2-0 in first game of Sunday doubleheader while Score fanned 16, two short of Feller's major league record, whipped Red Sox 2-1 in nightcap, kept Indians� game ahead of bunched-up New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox.

Detroit , aided by Outfielder Al Kaline's 14-game hitting streak (halted by Washington), rolled over Baltimore and Washington for seven straight before bowing to New York's Bob Turley 6-1. Victory was second of week, fourth of season for Bullet Bob, who also blanked Chicago 5-0 with superb one-hitter. Kansas City's Bobby Shantz took big step on comeback trail, shut out Yankees 6-0 with three hits as Athletics bounced into fifth place with four triumphs in five games.

Brooklyn Dodgers continued to set merry pace in National League, got good pitching from Billy Loes, Carl Erskine, Clem Labine, Russ Meyer, Reliefer Ed Roebuck , power hitting from Carl Furillo , who belted homer No. 7, and Duke Snider , who hit No. 6, out-scored Cincinnati 7-2, Chicago 4-2, 7-5, Milwaukee 5-4, pulled 5� games ahead of second-place St. Louis Cardinals.

New York Giants' Johnny Antonelli supplied week's best pitching, beat Milwaukee 3-2 on three-hitter, then hurled six-hit 16-inning 2-1 win over Cincinnati in game featured by 10 double plays, Bill Taylor's pinch-hit, game-winning single.

Cincinnati punished Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2, 5-0, ended six-game losing streak but remained in last place.

Cincinnati and Philadelphia pulled off major trade, Reds sending Outfielders Jim Greengrass and Glen Gorbous, Catcher Andy Seminick to Phillies for Catcher Forrest (Smoky) Burgess, Pitcher Steve Ridzik, Outfielder Stan Palys.

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