|AMERICAN LEAGUE||NATIONAL LEAGUE|
|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|
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 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.
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.
May 27 - A's beat Yanks in opener in 16 innings, winning 6-11-1/5-14-3.
June 9 – Bums beat Pirates, 23-24-0/6-6-1:
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
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.
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
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
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:
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
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:
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
August 27 – Giants’ Larry
Jansen (20-4, 2.25) wins his 20th, beating the Cubs in the opener,
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
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.
9 – Giants beat Bums 11-2 as they drop their magic number to 12. Maglie (22-12, 3.33) goes the route.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.