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Rookie Norm Zauchin 1955 Rookie Norm Zauchin 1955
Rookie Zauchin gets 10 RBIs as Red Sox bury Senators

1955, Boston, Newspaper Clippings & Flash News Update -

Norm Zauchin drove in 10 runs with three home runs - including a grand slam - and a double last night. That tremendous display powered the Boston Red Sox to a 16-0 win over the Washington Senators. Teammate Tom Brewer pitched a six-hit shutout.

Rookie Zauchin, a 220lb, 6'5" right-handed first-baseman, lofted his drives over the left-field wall at Fenway Park and fell one shy of the American League record for RBIs in a single game.

Zauchin, who played for Louisville last year, hit a two-run homer in the 1st inning, a grand slam in the 2nd, a one-run double in the 4th and a 3-run homer in the 5th. Zauchin entered the game with a .214 batting average and had only one homer and five RBI's in his 24 major league games.

The American League record of 11 RBI's in one game is held jointly by Tony Lazzeri of the Yankees and Rudy York of the Red Sox. Time of Game 2:29

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Ferris Fain Captures  Batting Title 1951 Ferris Fain Captures Batting Title 1951
Baseball History October 1951

1951 baseballhistorian.com Archives News Story October 1951

Ferris Fain, the hitting star of the Philadelphia Athletics, won the American League's batting crown by hitting .344. Fain, a first baseman was sidelined with a foot fracture for a month in mid-season then came back red hot to beat runnerup Minnie Minoso by 18 points.

Minoso, the Chicago White Sox fly-hawk left-fielder, batted .326. George Kell, Detroit's star 3rd baseman, hit .319 edging out Boston's Ted Williams .318. Little Nellie Fox of the White Sox hit .313 as did Johnny Pesky of the Red Sox. Gil McDougald, Yankees hit .306, Bobby Avila, Indians .305. Gil Coan., Washington Senators followed with .303. Elmer Valo, Athletics batted .302.

Minoso led the AL with 31 stolen bases. George Kell topped the AL in hits with 191. Slugger Ted Williams led the AL with 295 total bases. Dom DiMaggio, Red Sox CF, was tops in the league in runs scored with 113.

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1951 Ellis Kinder 1951 1951 Ellis Kinder 1951
October 1951 Newspaper Clipping. Read All About It!

Ellis Kinder, the Boston Red Sox's great reliever, appeared in 63 games last season, only three short of the league's record. Kinder was 11-2 with a 2.55 ERA for 127 innings and took all honors as the American League's top reliever. Kinder's bullpen work helped the 1951 Boston Red Sox finish third in the league.

The 1951 Cleveland Indians, who ended in 2nd place behind the league leading Yankees, were aided by reliever Lou Brissie, who was top-notch last year. Brissie pitched in 50 relief jobs, had a 2.22 ERA, 4-3 record. Luis Aloma, White Sox, was super out of the bullpen, going 6-0, 25 games, in 69 innings. Aloma's pitching helped the 1951 Chicago White Sox finish in first division, 4th place.




1950s Willie Mays 1950s Willie Mays
Baseball History Willie Mays

Stan Musial, all-time great of the St. Louis Cardinals made this statement about Willie Mays of the Giants, in the late 1950s.

'Willie ranks with DiMaggio as the best I ever saw. He's a perfect ball player, too. Mays can beat a ball club with his bat, his glove, his arm and his legs. He has stolen more bases than any other home run hitter who has ever lived and hit more homers than any base stealer, past or present.

The guy plays with a contagious enthusiasm. Why he can run better and faster, looking back over his shoulder to see where the ball is, than most players can digging for the next base with head down.'

Hall of Fame pitcher, Robin Roberts, Phillies, said this about Willie Mays while watching him take batting practice before he even seen him play a game.

'I went out early to see Mays in batting practice. And he hit about five balls in the upper deck. Then he went out in the outfield and he could run like the wind and throw like hell. And I remember thinking this has got to be as good looking a baseball player as I ever saw. And it turned out he was the best player I ever saw.'



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Tribe Scalps BoSox Herb Score hurls 3-hitter Tribe Scalps BoSox Herb Score hurls 3-hitter
May 19 1955 Boston (AP) Newspaper Clipping

Herb Score, Cleveland's rookie lefthander, shut out Boston on three hits Wednesday while the American League leaders exploded an 11-run fifth and a 19-0 victory.

Vic Wertz drove in five runs with a grand slam homer and a single in the big inning. Ralph Kiner contributed a homer and Dave Philley a two-run triple. Cleveland's total fell two short of the AL shutout record of 21-0 posted by the Detroit Tigers over the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 15, 1901.

Red Sox catcher Sammy White's double in the fifth inning was the first hit off Score. The 21-year-older yielded the other two hits in the eight - Billy Goodman singled as did Ted Lepcio. It was Score's fourth triumph, second at the expense of the Red Sox. He beat Boston 2-1 at Cleveland May 1 while striking out 16. Score fanned nine Wednesday to raise his total to 66 in 56 innings. Cleveland's Al Smith lined four hits, scored twice and drove home three runs. Time of the game: 2:37

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Indians down Kansas City behind Early Wynn 5/29/1955 Indians down Kansas City behind Early Wynn 5/29/1955
Cleveland Indians Baseball History

May 29, 1955, News Story - Early Wynn pitched a 2-hitter as the Cleveland Indians downed the Kansas City Athletics by the score of 7-2. Wynn upped his record to 5-1 while A's pitching stalwart Alex Kellner dropped to 4-2. Ralph Kiner lined two doubles and a single to pace the Tribe's victory. Early Wynn aided his own cause with two singles.

A crowd of 22,576 watched their home team fall to 17-24. Wynn's pitching kept the Indians three games behind the league leading New York Yankees. The Yankees went to 28-12 and the Tribe moved to 24-14. baseballhistorian.com archives




 


The Passing Of Time - DiMaggio Hits 3 Homers
Sept 10, 1950 - Joe DiMaggio became the first player ever to hit three home runs in one game at spacious Griffin Stadium in Washington, D.C. as the New York Yankees belted the Washington Senators 8-1. All three of 'Joltin Joe's home runs carried well over 400 feet. Baseballhistorian.com Archives



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