On day 7 of the 24-game tournament, the Brooklyn Dodgers finally got a win. Don Newcombe was unhittable except by Milwaukee starter Gene Conley. The 6’8″ pitcher stroked a single to left to break up Newcombe’s perfect game in the 6th. Newcombe retired Bruton and the next nine batters to wind up facing just one over minimum.
Conley was matching Newcombe’s no hitter until the top of the 6th when Pee Wee Reese launched a bomb to left-center field. Jackie Robinson almost made it two in a row by driving a ball off the left-field wall. Conley settled down after that. He retired the side and continued mowing down Brooklyn until the top of the ninth, when Brooklyn produced two more hits and a run. The 2-0 win was their first in seven games.
Cleveland, however, has been shut down for the whole tournament. They have managed only six runs in seven games. The Giants beat them 2-1, 4-1, and 3-0. They managed no more than four hits off any of the New York pitchers, and one of their two runs was unearned.
Over the seven games, the Indians have batted .138! Their pitching has been excellent, but five unearned runs and their pitiful hitting has made it impossible to win.
Meanwhile, the New York Giants have batted .298 as a team and hit ten home runs in seven games. Willie Mays has been the big gun, batting .367 with 4 home runs and 12 RBI’s, but he is not alone. Four Giants players sit at the top of the batting average leader board with Don Mueller leading the tournament at .433.
The standings sit at: