1951 Replay (2007) FINAL Standings as of October 1, 1951



Batting Leaders | Pitching Leaders
Team Batting | Team Pitching

AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L GB Pct W L GB Pct
Chicago White Sox 94 60 - .610 New York Giants 99 55 - .643
Cleveland Indians 92 62 2.0 .597 Brooklyn Dodgers 96 57 2.5 .627
New York Yankees 91 63 3.0 .591 Boston Braves 77 77 22.0 .500
Boston Red Sox 87 67 7.0 .565 Philadelphia Phillies 76 78 23.0 .494
Washington Nationals 73 81 21.0 .474 St. Louis Cardinals 74 80 25.0 .481
Philadelphia Athletics 72 82 22.0 .468 Pittsburgh Pirates 65 89 34.0 .422
Detroit Tigers 68 86 26.0 .442 Chicago Cubs 64 89 34.5 .418
St. Louis Browns 39 115 55.0 .253 Cincinnati Reds 64 90 35.0 .416






GAME HIGHLIGHTS:







3+ Homers
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Vic Wertz Detroit
3 homers
Chicago vs Detroit
April 29


Ted Williams Boston
3 homers
Cleveland vs Boston
June 21


Dom DiMaggio Boston
3 homers
Detroit vs Boston
August 5


Gil Hodges Brooklyn
3 homers
Brooklyn vs Chicago
September 16



The Cycle
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Hank Sauer Chicago
Pittsburgh vs Chicago
August 11


Stan Musial St. Louis
St. Louis vs Boston
August 26


Randy Jackson Chicago
Chicago vs Cincinnati
September 9



5+ Hits
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Monte Irvin New York
5 hits
Boston vs New York
April 26


Del Ennis Philadelphia
5 hits
Philadelphia vs Chicago
May 18


Sam Dente Washington
5 hits
Washington vs Boston
May 25


Roy Campanella Brooklyn
5 hits
Pittsburgh vs Brooklyn
June 9


Bill Rigney New York
5 hits
New York vs Chicago
June 23


Randy Jackson Chicago
5 hits
St. Louis vs Chicago
July 5


Carl Furillo Brooklyn
5 hits
Brooklyn vs Philadelphia
July 6


Sam Dente Washington
5 hits
Detroit vs Washington
July 25


Johnny Wyrostek Cincinnati
5 hits
Brooklyn vs Cincinnati
August 4


Johnny Pesky Boston
5 hits
Boston vs Washington
August 18


Red Schoendienst St. Louis
5 hits
St. Louis vs Cincinnati
August 19


Bob Dillinger Chicago
5 hits
Philadelphia vs Chicago
August 22


Sibby Sisti Boston
5 hits
St. Louis vs Boston
August 27


Jackie Robinson Brooklyn
5 hits
Philadelphia vs Brooklyn
September 5


Nellie Fox Chicago
5 hits
Detroit vs Chicago
September 7


Dale Mitchell Cleveland
6 hits
Cleveland vs St. Louis
September 8


Puddin' Head Jones Philadelphia
5 hits
Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh
September 12


Dick Kryhoski Detroit
5 hits
Detroit vs Washington
September 16


Pete Runnels Washington
5 hits
St. Louis vs Washington
September 19



4+ XB Hits
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Red Schoendienst St. Louis
4 XB Hits
St. Louis vs Cincinnati
August 19



8+ RBI
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Bob Kennedy Cleveland
8 RBI
New York vs Cleveland
August 24



No-Hit Games
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Ken Raffensberger Cincinnati
Cincinnati vs Boston
June 3


Connie Marrero Washington
Chicago vs Washington
June 12


Warren Spahn Boston
Boston vs St. Louis
August 1


Sal Maglie New York
New York vs Pittsburgh
September 16



1-Hit Games
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Connie Marrero Washington
Washington vs Philadelphia
April 17


Bob Kuzava Washington
Washington vs St. Louis
June 10


Larry Jansen New York
New York vs Cincinnati
June 14


Chet Nichols Boston
Boston vs St. Louis
June 22


Allie Reynolds New York
New York vs Philadelphia
July 2


Dizzy Trout Detroit
Detroit vs Philadelphia
July 29


Jocko Thompson Philadelphia
Philadelphia vs Cincinnati
August 2


Don Newcombe Brooklyn
Pittsburgh vs Brooklyn
August 26


Dave Koslo New York
New York vs Cincinnati
September 18


Bob Cain Detroit
Detroit vs Cleveland
September 29



14+ whoofs
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Mickey McDermott Boston
14 whiffs
Cleveland vs Boston
July 28








April 20 – Tribe beats Browns, 23-25-0/2-5-2.  Every Cleveland player, including pitcher Bob Feller, had at least 1 hit.  Sub Allie Clark 3-4, 6 RBI, HR, 3 runs, 2 2B.

April 28 – Yanks lead Nats 9-2 after 7, but Washington comes back with 5 in top of 9th to tie the game at 10.  NY eventually prevails 11-10 in 11 innings. 

May 13 – Bosox beat Nats, 15-18-3/3-8-0.  Every Bosox starter, including pitcher Mel Parnell, had at least 1 hit.  

May 16 – Tigers beat Washington, 15-25-1/1-6-1.  Every Detroit starter, including pitcher Dizzy Trout, had at least 1 hit.  

May 20 – Reds beat Bums in 19 innings, winning 4-15-3/3-8-0.  Winning run scores on Wyrostek single in bottom of 19th with bases loaded.  

May 25 – Washington beats 1st place Bosox, 19-24-0/1-8-0.  Every starting Washington player, including pitcher Connie Marrero, had at least 1 hit.  Sam Dente went 5-7, 4 RBI.
Willie Mays goes 0-5 in his MLB debut against the Phills as NY wins 6-1.
 

May 26 – Washington again beats 1st place Bosox, this time winning, 22-21-3/3-7-4.  Again every Washington starter, including pitcher Sandy Conseugra, had at least 1 hit.  There were no homers for Washington.   

May 27 - A's beat Yanks in opener in 16 innings, winning 6-11-1/5-14-3.

June 4 – A’s score 10 runs in top of 2nd against Browns.  A’s win, 17-6-2/6-13-3.  

June 9 – Bums beat Pirates, 23-24-0/6-6-1:

Bums Score 23

June 10 – Washington’s Bob Kuzava (3-5, 3.84) 1-hits the Browns in opener, winning 4-11-0/0-1-1.  Kuzava walks 3.  The only St. Louis hit is a leadoff double in the bottom of the 4th by Ray Coleman (.264).    Bums score 10 in bottom of 3rd in nightcap against Pittsburgh.  Bums win, 14-14-1/8-9-2 and sweep the twin-bill.  

June 12 – Washington’s Connie Marrero (5-4, 3.11) no hits the Chixox, winning 9-14-1/1-0-3.  Marrero walks 2 but gives up an unearned run on Washington’s 1st inning error.

June 14 – Giants’ Larry Jansen (11-1, 1.81) tosses a no-hitter through 7 innings until Bob Scheffing singles to lead-off the bottom of the 8th.  It’s the only hit the Reds get.  Jansen walks 4 as NY wins, 6-10-1/0-1-1. 

June 16 – Andy Pafko homers in his first at bat as a Dodger.  It comes in a game against the Cubs, his former teammates.  He goes 3-4 as the Bums win 10-1. 

June 17 – Bosox beat Browns in opener, winning 17-17-0/1-5-0.  The score 3,5 and 5 runs in the first 3 innings.  Ted Williams (.380, 11, 44) 4-6, 2B, HR. 

June 20 – Yanks beat 1st place Chisox 10-14-1/1-7-1 as every NY starter, including pitcher Eddie Lopat, had at least 1 hit. 

June 21 – Ted Williams (.389, 15, 51) hits 3 homers but the Bosox lose to the 1st place Indians, 12-14-2/5-11-1.  Williams goes 4-5, 3 HR, 5 RBI.  Williams homers in the 1st and 3rd but pops out in the top of the 5th.  He singles in the 6th, and in the 9th he hits his 3rd of the game. 

June 22 – A’s beat Browns, 20-17-0/1-9-2.   Every A’s player, including pitcher Alex Kellner, had at least 1 hit.  Dave Philley, Gus Zernial and Lou Klein each had 4 RBI.  Braves’ Chet Nichols (5-1, 1.53) 1-hits the Cards, winning 7-12-0/0-1-1.  The only Cardinal base runner is a single in the bottom of the 1st by Red Schoendienst.  That is the only batter that prevents a perfect game. 

June 23 – Giants beat Cubs 18-19-1/2-13-0.  Bill Rigney 5-6, 2 HR (1 GS).  Every Giant starter, except for pitcher Larry Jansen, had at least 1 hit. 


July 2 – Yanks’ Allie Reynolds (6-7, 2.56) 1-hits the A’s, winning 9-10-1/0-1-3.  Reynolds walks 5.   The only Philly hit is a pinch-hit single by Lou Klein in the bottom of the 8th.    Indians beat Chisox 1-9-0/0-8-1.  Scoreless tie through 13 innings as Mike Garcia (7-5, 3.21) bests Saul Rogovin 8-5, 2.70).   Both pitchers go the distance.  

July 3 – Tribe and Chisox play scoreless through 11 innings until Chicago scores in the bottom of the 12th, winning 1-11-0/0-4-1.  Billy Pierce (7-2, 2.75) goes the distance.  

July 4 – Yanks sweep Nats as Bosox split with A’s.   NY moves into 1st place, 3 percentage points ahead of Boston and ½ game ahead of the Tribe.  

July 7 – Tribe beats Tigers 6-5 in 18 innings.  Lou Brissie (2-7, 1.98) went the final 10 innings for Cleveland.  

July 13 – Giants beat Cards 13-3 as they score 10 runs in the bottom of the 2nd.  Davey Williams homers twice in the inning, the 2nd a grand slam.  Dark, Mueller and Irvin also homer.  

July 14 – A’s beat last place Browns, 18-19-1/2-6-4.  Every A’s starter, including pitcher Morrie Martin, had at least 1 hit, except for Gus Zernial who went 0-7 (2 RBI). 

July 20 – Yanks lose 14-6 to last place Browns.  This is NY’s 7th straight loss.  Yanks are now in 4th place. 

July 22- Yanks beat Browns 7-4 in opener, breaking their 8 game losing streak.   Dodgers lose to Cards as Giants sweep Reds and move to ½ game behind Brooklyn.   Dave Koslo (6-5, 3.88) wins both games as he starts in the opener, and relieves in the nightcap. 

July 25 – Giants take over 1st place (by ½ game) over Bums as they beat Pirates as Bums lose to Cubs.  

July 26 – Washington beats Detroit, 15-19-0/0-9-3.  Every Senator had at least 1 hit, except for pitcher Don Johnson.  Sam Dente (.242) 5-5, 3 runs, 2 RBI.  Clyde Kluttz (.333) 3-5, 5 RBI, 2B, HR.  

July 28 – Giants’ Larry Jansen (17-2, 1.99) becomes 1951’s 1st 17 game winner as he pitches a CG 4-0 5-hit shutout against the Reds.  The Bums lose 6-5 to the Cards on a Musial homer in the bottom of the 9th.  Brooklyn now trails NY by 2 as the Giants have now won 9 straight.

August 1 – Tribe sweeps Nats, winning nightcap, 17-12-1/1-6-3.  Tribe gets 12 walks in the game.   Warren Spahn (9-12, 3.54) no hits the Cards, winning 11-13-3/0-0-0.  He gives up 5 walks:

Spahn No-Hits Cards - August 1, 1951

  

August 2 – Reds beat Phils, 1-1-1/0-5-1.  The only Cincy hit is a homer by Bobby Adams.  Phils’ loser Jocko Thompson (3-5, 2.60) faces only 26(!) batters and does not give up a walk.  Herm Wehmeier (5-7, 5.44) goes the route for the Reds. 
August 4 – Bums come back from 5-2 deficit against Reds as Campy hits 3-run homer in top of 8th to tie the game at 5.  Bums then win 9-5 in 11 innings.  

August 8 – Giants sweep Bums and move ahead by 3 games.  Yanks come back from 7-1 deficit against Bob Porterfield and then Nats, winning 8-11-0/7-14-3.   Bob Feller (14-7, 3.02) beats Browns, 16-21-0/0-7-2.  Every Tribe player, including Feller, had at least 1 hit.  Neither team homered.  

August 11 – Bucs beat Cubs in opener in 18 innings, winning 6-12-1/5-16-2.  

August 19 – Cubs sweep Bucs for their 9th in a row.   They are still in last place. 

August 21 – Phils beat Cubs in 21 innings:  Phils Beat Cubs in 21 innings, 8-21-1951  

August 22 – White Sox beat A’s in 14 innings, winning 1-8-1/0-3-1.  Billy Pierce (12-5, 2.61) goes the route, holding Philly to 1 hit throught the first 9.  The A’s’ Bob Hooper (8-9, 3.81) also goes the distance. 
August 23 – Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges and Roy Campanella hit consecutive homers in bottom of 4th against Cards.  Carl Furilllo later hits 3-run homer in the same inning as Bums score 6 runs and win 9-4. 

August 24 – Warren Spahn (13-13, 3.38) no-hits the Reds in the opener through 8 1/3 innings until pinch-hitter Danny Litwhiler doubles.  Braves win 3-11-0/1-2-1.   Reds take nightcap, 18-20-1/4-10-3.  

August 26 – Yanks drop twin-bill to 1st place Chisox for their 5th straight loss.  NY was previously swept by the Tribe in 3 games, and now they are 9 games behind the Chisox.   Sal Maglie (20-11, 3.50) beats the Cubs 7-1 in the opener to become 1951’s first 20 game winner.  

August 27 – Giants’ Larry Jansen (20-4, 2.25) wins his 20th, beating the Cubs in the opener, 6-2.
September 1 – Giants beat Bums 9-4 as Bobby Thomson homers off Ralph Branca.  NY’s magic number drops to 21.  Sal Maglie wins his 21st (21-11, 3.45). 

September 7 – Giants drop their magic number to 16 as they beat Braves, 15-13-1/5-9-3.  Irvin and Mays hit grand slams.   Chisox drop their magic number to 18 as they beat the Tigers in opener, 19-16-0/4-7-2.  Every Chisox starter, including pitcher Ken Holcombe, had at least 1 hit.  Nellie Fox (.299) 5-6, 7 RBI, 4 runs, 3b, 2 2B.  

September 8 – Giants beat 2nd place Bums 7-8-2/5-7-2 as reliever Ralph Branca (16-6, 2.70) gives up tie-breaking homer to Don Mueller in top of 8th.  NY’s magic number drops to 14. 

September 9 – Giants beat Bums 11-2 as they drop their magic number to 12.  Maglie (22-12, 3.33) goes the route. 

September 14 – Bums beat Pirates, 18-25-1/0-2-1.  Every Brooklyn starter, including pitcher Preacher Roe (18-8, 2.08), hat at least 1 hit.  Reese, Snider and Pafko each had 4 hits, and Snider, Robinson, Parko and Cox each had 3 RBI.  

September 16 – Bums beat Cubs, 20-24-0/1-4-1 for their 5th in a row.  Brooklyn is now 3 games back of Giants.  Bums hit 9 homers in the game (Hodges 3, Pafko and Campy 2 each, Snider and Furillo 1 each), the most ever.  Bums Hit 9 Homers in a Game, 9-15-1951  Sal Maglie (23-13, 3.25) no hits the Bucs in the nightcap, winning 10-15-0/0-0-1.  Maglie walks 2.  http://www.baseballreplays.com/Boxes_files/MaglieNoHitsBucs.jpg   

September 18 – Bums beat Cards, 11-2.   It’s their 7th in a row, and they are now 2 behind NY.  Every Brooklyn player, including pitcher Branca, had at least 2 hits except for catcher Rube Walker (1-4).  Dave Koslo (9-8, 3.79) pitches a no-hitter through 8 innings against the Reds.  Johnny Pramesa singles to lead off the 9th for the 1st Reds’ hit.  That is their only hit.   Koslo walks 1 player.  

September 19 – Yanks score 6 in the bottom of the 7th to win their 5th straight and 2nd in a row against the 1st place Chisox to move to 5 games behind.   The winning runs are scored on a pinch-hit 3-run homer by Hank Bauer in the 7th.  

September 20 – Yanks come back in bottom of 9th to beat 1st place Chisox, 4-9-0/3-8-1 on pinch-hit single by Charlie Silvera.  NY moves to 4 games behind, and Cleveland moves to ½ game behind.  Yanks have now won 10 straight.

September 21 – Allie Reynolds (14-11, 2.63) pitches a 6-hit shutout over the Bosox for NY’s 11th in a row.  Yanks move to 3 ½ back of Chicago.  Tigers beat 2nd place Tribe 8-1 and that drops the Chisox’s magic number to 6.  Bums’ Clem Labine (6-0, 1.72) pitches a 2ihit shutout against the Phillies, winning 3-5-2/0-2-1.  Bums move to 3 out with 11 to play.  Giants’ magic number remains at 7. 
September 22 – Yanks’ 11 game winning streak ends as Bosox win 2-1, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 9th.   After going 0-23, Pirates’ infielder Dick Smith singles for his first ’51 hit.  Smith was 0-23 (25 PA) to start his ’51 season.  Detroit’s Bob Cain (10-16, 4.51) beats the Tribe again, this time 5-0.  This reduces Chicago’s magic number to 5 as Cleveland drops 1 ½ game off the pace.  

September 23 – Yanks blow 7-4 lead as Bosox score 8 runs in bottom of 7th on a grand slam by Ted Williams and a later homer by Clyde Vollmer.  Boston wins 12-9 and NY can now only tie for the pennant as Chicago beats St. Louis to drop their magic number to 4.  Giants beat Braves 8-4 while Bums beat Phils.    NY’s magic number drops to 5.    Chisox beat Browns to drop their magic number to 3. 

September 24 – Giants blow 8-0 lead to Braves but Bobby Thomson’s homer in bottom of 8th puts them back on top, 9-8 and they hold on for the win.   Their magic number drops to 4.  

September 25 – Bums come back from 4-0 deficit and tie the Braves at 4 in the top of the 9th on Billy Cox single but Earl Torgeson’s 10th inning single scores Warren Spahn (18-16, 3.38) with the game-winner.  Giants beat Phils and drop their magic number to 2. 

Tribe comes back to beat Chisox 7-5 in 10 innings and they move to 1 back of Chicago.  

September 26 – Bums beat Braves 11-2 as Newcombe (22-7, 2.97) wins his 22nd.  Giants beat Phils 3-2 and clinch at least a tie.  Larry Jansen (23-5, 2.66) goes the distance.  Yanks beat A’s 4-3 to prevent elimination.  The best they can do is tie.  

September 27 – Preacher Roe (20-9, 2.15) wins his 20th as Bums beat Braves 6-1 to retain a shot at tying the Giants.  Brooklyn has 4 games left, NY has 2, and their magic number remains at 1.  

September 28 – Bums hold on to beat Phils, 7-6.  Giants’ magic number remains at 1.   Yanks sweep Bosox as Raschi (20-9, 3.70) wins his 20th in nightcap, 6-11-1/0-2-0.  Yanks are stastistically eliminated as Chisox beat the Browns 11-6 in opener.  Duane Pillette (3-21, 6.96) pitches a CG win over Chisox in nightcap, winning 4-7-1/2-7-2.  

September 29 – On the next to last day of the season the Giants clinch the NL as Sal Maglie (25-13, 3.24) pitches a complete game 5-2 win over Warren Spahn (18-17, 3.40) and the Braves.  Mays and Maglie homer.  Bums score 9 in top of 8th and beat Phils, 20-17-0/5-11-3.  Newk (23-7, 3.04) goes the distance. 

September 30 – Giants beat Braves 6-1 in season finale as Larry Jansen wins his 24th (24-5, 2.61).  NY won its final 10 games in a row.  Bums finish 2 ½ back.  

October 4 – Giants come back from 5-1 deficit to beat Chisox 9-5.  Jim hearn relieves Maglie and pitches 5 innings for the win.  

October 5 – Larry Jansen pitches a complete game 3-7-0/2-7-0 win.  Bobby Thomson goes 3-4 with a homer.  

October 6 – Chisox win 6-3 behind Ken Holcombe.  

October 7 – Chicago wins again, this time 3-2, to tie the Series.  Al Zarilla homers and Joe Dobson and Luis Aloma handle the pitching. 

October 8 – In a see-saw contest, NY leads 1-0 through 5, then Chicago scores 2 in top of the 6th and 4 in the 8th, but NY ties it with 3 in the bottom of the 8th.  Al Dark is hit with a Ken Holcombe pitch in the bottom of the 9th with the bases loaded to give NY the 7-6 win. 

October 9 – Lockman hits a 3-run homer in the top of the 3rd, and Eddie Stanky hits a 2-run blast in the 6th to give NY a 5-0 lead.  Mays homers in the 8th to put NY up 6-1.  Al Corwin gets the win with relief help from Dave Koslo.  Eddie Stanky (.333, 2, 4, SL .667) is the Series MVP.