There are plenty of curious factors to ponder in the American League West. Left hander Jim Kaat predicts that he will win more games for the Minnesota Twins because he has had a calcium deposit the size of a lime and the shape of a starfish removed from a thigh; he had this talisman with
Gene Brabender (1-5) won his first major league game after forty appearances over two years with a three-hit shutout against the Kansas City A’s. The loss is Kansas City’s sixth straight and second under new manager Luke Appling. The club is in disarray over the recent firing of manager Alvin Dark and the release of
The Minnesota Twins rallied from a six-run deficit to defeat the Kansas City Athletics 7-6 in ten innings before 11,549 at Metropolitan Stadium. Sandy Valespino hit a three-run pinch-hit home run off Chuck Dobson with one out in the ninth inning. The homer sent Dobson to the showers, and fireman Jack Aker shut down the
When Norm Cash saw the new 40-foot fence in right field at Kansas City, he said to Vice-President Ed Lopat: “Couldn’t you build it a little higher?” Said Lopat: “You can clear it.” Cash did on a pitch by Chuck Dobson in the third inning of an eventual 7-5 Tiger win.