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Thursday May 17,1951This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

1951 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
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Games on 1951-05-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cleveland Indians0New York Yankees1BoxAllie ReynoldsEarly Wynn(none)
St. Louis Browns6Philadelphia Athletics7BoxBobby ShantzAl Widmar(none)
Detroit Tigers6Washington Senators I11BoxConnie MarreroFred Hutchinson(none)
Brooklyn Dodgers0Chicago Cubs7BoxFrank HillerErv Palica(none)
Boston Braves5Cincinnati Reds6BoxWillie RamsdellWarren Spahn(none)
New York Giants7Pittsburgh Pirates12BoxMurry DicksonMonty Kennedy(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1St. Louis Cardinals2BoxJoe PreskoRobin Roberts(none)

Standings at end of 1951 season.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Matt BattsC29.213Traded by Red Sox with Jim McDonald, Jim Suchecki and Cash to Browns for Les Moss. 
Erv DusakOF30.292Traded by Cardinals with Rocky Nelson to Pirates for Stan Rojek. 
Les MossC26.003Traded by Browns to Red Sox for Jim McDonald, Matt Batts, Jim Suchecki and Cash. 
Rocky Nelson1B26.180Traded by Cardinals with Erv Dusak to Pirates for Stan Rojek. 
Stan RojekSS32.026Traded by Pirates to Cardinals for Rocky Nelson and Erv Dusak. 
Jim SucheckiP23.266Traded by Red Sox with Jim McDonald, Matt Batts and Cash to Browns for Les Moss.