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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS
September 12, 1955
RECORD BREAKERS
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September 12, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (Week Ending September 4)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

1. Cleve.
W-5; L-1
Seas.: 82-53
Pct.: .607

Balt.
7-4, 5-1

Chi.
1-8, 6-1
5-3, 5-3

2. N.Y.
W-3; L-2
Seas.: 81-53
Pct.: .604

K.C.
3-4, 11-6

Wash.
4-2, 5-10
8-3

3. Chi.
W-3;L-3
Seas.: 80-54
Pct.: .597

Bost.
7-5, 4-2

Cleve.
8-1, 1-6
3-5, 3-5

4. Bost.
W-3; L-2
Seas.: 77-56
Pct.: .579

Chi.
5-7, 2-4

Balt.
8-3, 2-1
5-4

5. Detr.
W-4; L-3
Seas.: 69-66
Pct.: .511

Balt.
0-6, 3-4

Wash.
4-0, 7-4

K.C.
6-7, 11-6
17-1

6. K.C.
W-2; L-3
Seas.: 55-78
Pct.: .414

N.Y.
4-3, 6-11

Detr.
7-6, 6-11
1-17

7. Wash.
W-1; L-4
Seas.: 47-83
Pct.: .362

Detr.
0-4, 4-7

N.Y.
2-4, 10-5
3-8

8. Balt.
W-2; L-5
Seas.: 41-89
Pct.: .315

Detr.
6-0, 4-3

Cleve.
4-7, 1-5

Bost.
3-8, 1-2
4-5

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Jotting—Al Koline, Detroit, .350
Runs batted in—Jackie Jensen, Boston, Ray Boone, Detroit, 102
Home runs—Mickey Mantle, New York, 37
Pitching—Tommy Byrne, New York, 13-4

NATIONAL LEAGUE

1. Bklyn.
W-6; L-1
Seas.: 88-46
Pct.: .657

St. L.
10-4

Milw.
8-6, 8-13
6-3

Pitts.
2-0, 4-0
6-5

2. Milw.
W-3; L-3
Seas.: 75-61
Pct: .551

Bklyn.
6-8, 13-8
3-6

Cinc.
0-2, 6-5
5-2

3. N.Y.
W-5; L-3
Seas.: 70-65
Pct.: .519

Chi.
3-6

Cinc.
5-0, 9-7
5-0, 4-7

Phila.
3-5, 3-2
7-4

4. Phila.
W-2; L-4
Seas.: 71-66
Pct.: .518

Cinc.
3-4

Chi.
1-3, 13-2

N.Y.
5-3, 2-3
4-7

5. Cinc.
W-3; L-5
Seas.: 67-73
Pct.: .479

Phila.
4-3

N.Y.
0-5, 7-9
0-5, 7-4

Milw.
2-0, 5-6
2-5

6. Chi.
W-4; L-2
Seas.: 66-73
Pct.: .475

N.Y.
6-3

Phila.
3-1, 2-13

St. L.
12-2, 2-3
4-3

7. St. L.
W-2; L-6
Seas.: 56-79
Pct.: .415

Bklyn.
4-10

Pitts.
1-0, 1-3
3-4, 6-7

Chi.
2-12, 3-2
3-4

8. Pitts.
W-3; L-4
Seas.: 53-83
Pct.: .390

St. L.
0-1, 3-1
4-3, 7-6

Bklyn.
0-2, 0-4
5-6

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Batting—Richie Ashburn, Philadelphia, .336
Runs batted in—Duke Snider, Brooklyn, 128
Home Runs—Ted Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 44
Pitching—Don Newcombe, Brooklyn, 19-4

RECORD BREAKERS

Bill Whedon, unknown 28-year-old Farmington, Conn. amateur whose greatest ambitions were "to hold 13 spades in bridge and make hole-in-one in golf," got two aces in first nine holes in opening round of Insurance City Open at Wethers-field ( Conn.) Country Club for PGA recognized tournament record.

Col. Horace A. Hanes, who zoomed North American F-100-C Super Sabre at incredible 832 mph last Aug. 20 at Edwards AFB, Calif., was announced as official holder of new level-flight world speed standard, at Philadelphia. Old record: 755 mph.

Audun Boysen , slender Norwegian middle-distance star, raced 1,000 meters in 2:19 to break own world mark at Gothenburg, Sweden, set off rash of world track records in European meets. Other record breakers this week: Poland's Jerszy Chromik, who roamed over 3,000-meter steeplechase course in 8:41.2 at Brno, Czechoslovakia; Lars Hindman, Swedish heel-and-toe specialist, who stepped off five miles in 34:49.8 to surpass own walking standard at Gothenburg.

Johnny Allen, Fort Worth, Tex. daredevil, roared his streamlined red and silver motorcycle at 191 mph, fastest speed ever recorded by two-wheeler, over Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats.

BASEBALL

Cleveland Indians began drive down American League homestretch, swept three straight from Chicago after losing series opener, edged into precarious half-game lead over New York Yankees, dropped White Sox to third place, 1� games off pace. Indians took two from Baltimore as Herb Score won his 14th game (5-1), fanned 13 to bring total to 209, became first major league rookie since Grover Cleveland Alexander in 1911 to strike out more than 200 batters in season. Orioles' Hector (Skinny) Brown matched Score after relieving Bill Wight in first, pitched eight hitless innings. White Sox beat Boston twice 7-5, 4-2, celebrated arrival in Cleveland with 8-1 win on Jack Harshman's four-hitter, hot bat of Outfielder Minnie Minoso. Cleveland picked itself up, battered Chicago 6-1 behind top-notch pitching of Early Wynn , two home runs by Larry Doby , tripped stumbling Sox 5-3, 5-3 in Sunday double-header on pitching of Bob Lemon, Mike Garcia and star reliever Ray Narleski , extra-base hitting of Ralph Kiner, Al Rosen and Al Smith .

New York Yankees, hopeful of gaining ground at expense of tailenders, split pair with Kansas City, celebrated return of holler-guy Billy (The Kid) Martin from Army service with 4-2 win over Washington as Whitey Ford hurled one-hitter for 16th win, Mickey Mantle hit 36th homer, Martin (installed as regular shortstop) got two hits. Senators came from behind to beat Yankees 10-5 but New Yorkers snapped back to win third game 8-3 as Mantle hit homer No. 37. Boston Red Sox recovered from double loss to Chicago, took three straight from Baltimore 8-3, 2-1, 5-4 with assistance from 41-year-old relief pitcher Ellis Kinder and 37-year-old Ted Williams , who hit 26th and 27th home runs, to lag four games behind leaders.

Brooklyn Dodgers stretched National League lead to comfortable 14 games over Milwaukee, needed any combination of six to clinch pennant after winning two out of three from Braves, three straight from last-place Pittsburgh.

New York Giants dropped 5-3 game to Philadelphia , won next two 3-2, 7-4 to move back into third place, one percentage point ahead of Phillies, but Manager Leo Durocher suspended Johnny Antonelli (21-game winner last year, 11-16 this year) for insubordination after irked pitcher resented removal from game. Chicago Cubs ' lanky Ernie Banks smacked his 40th home run, set major league record for shortstops but couldn't raise his team out of sixth place.

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