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New York Giants Wrecked Reds Pitching With Ten-Run Inning
Mel Ott’s Homer Paces
Giants; Brownies Hom
ers Rip Red Sox
(United Press SUIT Correspondent)
New York, May 16—(UP)—The
Cincinnati Reda were berthed un
comfortably in fifth place today
and unlees their pitching atalt,
which had just about been conceded
to be the best in baseball regains
its effectiveness quickly, they may
still be there in September.
The Reds, off to one of their
worst starts in years which might
cost them the pennant, came to life
early this month and their pitch
ing staff—comprising about M uer
cent of their flag chances—began
to function as expected. Bucky
Walters, Ray Starr, Elmer Riddle
and Johnny Vender Meer all turned
in stellar performances.
A one-hit performance of Oene
Thompson, a hopeless bust last year
over the Dodgers at Brooklyn last
Tuesday, won the accolade for the
Reds’ staff and it seemed as if
Deacon Bill McKechnie’s men were
Indeed going to be the team to
Curt Davis, lean weather-scarred
veteran, stopped the Reds’ with a
two-hitter on Wednesday but the
squall really struck hard at the
Polo Grounds yesterday when the
New York Giants loosed a hurri
cane of 17 hits and whipped Cin
cinnati, 12-6. The Reds used four
pitchers—two of them front-line
men—but. the Giants had little
trouble with any of them.
The game was all Cincinnati
until the eighth inning, when the
Giants, trailing, 6-2 touched off a
10-run explosion, in which 15 men
batted and Manager Mel Ott and
Babe Young collected two hits. Ott
paced the attack with a three-run
Brooklyn’s Dodgers boosted their
league lead to 3Vi games by knock
ing off the second-place Pittsburgh
Pirates, 7-4. Joe Medwick got the
Flatbushers off to a fast start with
a three-run homer in the first in
ning following a Pirate run. The
Bucs shelled Kirby Higbe from the
hill in the third and added two
tallies to tie the score. Babe
Phelps led the splurge with a
homer but the Flock came on with
two runs in the third and two in
the eighth. Bob Elliott scored the
final tally with a ninth-inning
Veteran Southpaw Larry French
retired in the sixth with a pulled
leg muscle but was credited with
his third win.
Bill Lee held the Philadelphia
Phils to seven hits to pitch the
Chicago Cubs to a 6-3 victory.
Charley Gilbert and Bill Nicholson
led the Cubs with two safeties
Other Results
In the only two American League
games, St. Louis shaded Boston,
6-3, and Chicago turned back the
Philadelphia Athletics, 0-4. The
Athletics dropped into a tie with
Washington for fifth place. The
White Sox hammered Jack Knott
and Herman Besse for nine hits
and snapped the A’s five-game
winning streak. Myril Hoag led the
attack with three hits and Bill
Dietrich scattered seven for his
third triumph.
Roy Cullenbine and Chet Laabs
clouted home runs, pacing a 10-hit
Browns’ attack that cost the Red
Sox their fifth straight loss. Johnny
Nlggeling went the route for the
Browns, allowing six hits. Three
went to Bobby Doerr, leading hit
ter for the American League.
Mel Ott of the New York Giants,
who hit a three-run homer and
paced the New York Giants to a
12-6 triumph over the Cincinnati
Three Managers
Can’t Be Wrong
WHEN THE YANKEES Mid flashy Babe Dahlgren to the Boston
Braves a year ago last February and replaced him with a colorless flrst
sacker named Johnny Sturm, there was a loud outcry on the part of
Stadium fans who admired Dahlgren’s fancy fielding, that a colossal
mistake had been made.
Yesterday's newspapers revealed tWt Dahlgren had been peddled
for the second time since leaving the Yankees. The Braves got rid of
Babe on June 15th last season by selling him to the Cubs, Now the Cubs
have disposed of him to the St. Louis Browns after waiving him out of
the National League. It Is fairly obvious by this time not only that the
Yankees didn’t make any mistake but that there is something wrong
with Babe’s ball playing that the average fan can't discern.
A baseball man recently described Babe to me as a “one armed
ball player.” This authority who had no desire to hurt Dahlgren
whom he termed ”a nice boy,” said: “Babe makes easy plays look
spectacular but he can’t make hard plays look easy. He uses only
one hand except for throws that are right at his chest. Because he’s
short-armed he can’t reach out for wide throws. He’s a great looking
ball player the first few days you see him but then his defeets start
to show through Ms flash.”
The question Is, are these sins grlevious enough to merit the punish
ment of being sentenced to the Browns?
IF LEW RIGGS were Swedish, he’d answer queries as to where he
came from with the crack: “Me bane from Mebane, N. C.” Lew, of course,
Isn’t a Swede, but every boro, broad and brat In Brooklyn will attest
that he's a sweetheart as a pinch-hitter. If there’s a better clutch clouter
than Lewis Sidney, scion of the No'th Ca’Una Riggses’ In all baseball, his
name eludes me. Lew hit .305 last season and played first, second and
third base at various times, making himself quite the handiest citizen
on Monsieur Durocher’s ball club. This season, his pinch hitting has
been better than ever. Although his average for the season falls four
points shy of the .300 mark, his pinch-hitting mark Is an even A00. In
2 emergency trips to the plate, up to yesterday, he has walked twice and
hit two homers, two doubles and a single. Playing In two full games, he
collected three more hits for a season’s average of .296. Lew’s bat has
driven in eight Dodger runs altogether, which means that each of his
eight hits has been worth one run. Thrice blessed Indeed Is the mana
ger who has a player like Lew Riggs on the bench, both ready and able
to perform any emergency chore that the changing fortunes of the ball
game may make necessary.
“RACE TRACK BUSSES will be barred from the highways al
most Immediately,” said Dr. C. F. Phillips of the Office of Price Ad
ministration, yesterday, in announcing new plans to conserve rubber.
I hope the patriotic racing magnates who, alone, seem to realise the
indispensibillty of race tracks in maintaining the national morale,
Will not only resent th& snide blow at their patriotic effort but will
fight It or at least supply iron-tired scooters for the system players
to use on their Journey to and from the hoss parks.
PHIL DONATO, the heavyweight whom Jack Doyle once knocked
out with the back-wash of an anaemic right swing that missed its
target by three feet, Is Joining the Army. Whether he’ll go In for dive
bombing or join the Tank Corps, Phil doesn’t know yet but he’d fit In
well with either branch. Of late, Phil has been the No. 1 bouncer at Ar
cadia Ballroom, on Broadway, recognized as one of the top men of his
profession. When'Phil bounced ’em, they bounced so hard the Rubber
Conservation Committee moved in pnd confiscated his victims. It Is
Phil’s ambition, if he becomes a dive bomber pilot, to fly over London
and drop a bucket of slops on Jack Doyle's County Cork skull from
10,000 feet to avenge his honor for that Invisible knockout punch that
, cooked his spaghetti at the Dyckman Oval a half dozen years ago.
IT’S HARD TO DECIDE whether Billy Conn or his popping pdpper
in-law, Jimmy Smith, is the prize meathead of the Pittsburgh Donnybrook
that ruined a million dollar prize fight.
By breaking his fist on his father-in-law’s hard skull, Billy didn’t do
much to help his case as a smart fighter. On the other hand, when a
relative-by-marriage attacks a man In the uniform of the U. S. Army
after luring him to h's home with an olive branch and thus putting him
off-guard, he would be a sorry soldier Indeed who wouldn’t light back.
Smith doesn’t come* ont of the episode with flying colors as an
intellectual, either. By causing Billy to break his hand, he was harm
ing his own daughter whom he loves, as much as he was hurting
Conn, whom he hates. Smith’s attack on his uniformed son-in-law
means that his daughter will not get the big wad of dough her
husband would have earned In the June fight, now ruined beyond
Billy might have won the title in this fight. Never again will he
have a better chance of winning It. In fact .there are reports that, be
cause of the Pittsburgh brawl, the Army will ship Conn to a combat
unit as soon as his Injured duke mends and drop all Its plans to use
him to raise money for the Army Relief Fund.
(Copyright, 1942, King Features Syndicate)
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Trotting Is One Sport Draft Won’t Hit
Game Of Vets
Has Full, Rich
Grand Circuit
NBA Service Sporta Editor
Goshen, N. Y„ May 15—Dates Just
announced by C.W. PhellU, president
of the Grand Circuit, have the 1943
major league harness racing season
opening June 39 at Goshen and
continuing with only one week's
layoff to Oct. 3, when Lexington,
Ky., closes the campaign.
The $40,900 Hambletontan Stake
for 3-year-old trotters, the Ken
tucky Derby of the sulky world’s
scheduled for Aug. 13 over William
H. Cane’s famous triangle Good
Time Park strip here.
Despite cancellations of some
meetings due to military occupa
tion of tracks, the trotting and pac
ing season Is as long and as rich
as ever.
Standardbred racing Is one sport
which will not be hit by the draft.
The vast majority of drivers add
owners barely got in the last draft.
Harness racing long since came
to be an old man’s sport. Few are
the younger fellows In It, notably
Dunbar Bostwick.
Half-mile Historic track here,
owned by E. Roland Harriman of
New York, opens the Grand Cir
cuit the week of June 39 and con
tinues until July 11. This is the first
time this small plant has held a
two-weeks’ meeting.
Westbury, L. L„ gets the Hoaring
Grand cavalcade next with one
week’s racing which begins July 13.
Night harness racing at Roose
velt Raceway, Westbury, originally
built for automobiles, was highly
successful last spring and fall, but
this pot may have to confine itelf
to afternoon and' twlight programs
this trip because of nearby Army
air Helds and posts.
Old Orchard, Me., gets 10 days
starting July 30.
Buffalo Raceway, Saratoga
Springs, races the week of Aug. 3
at night in partial competition
with thoroughbreds performing In
the afternoon.
Although It was made and sup
ported by runners, the Spa now
seems Jnable to make up its mind
whether It likes so much racing at
onoe. Storekeepers point out that
patrons will have little time, and
Colby Hanover, Fred Egan up, li early l to 1 favorite to win Hambletonlan Stake at Good Time Park,
, Goshen, N. Y., Aug. 12.
perhaps less money, to spend In
their shops.
What Buffalo Raceway should
do Is trade dates with Westbury.
That would give Westbury the
gaited plugs while the gallopem are
at Saratoga.
Good Time ParC, Goshen,/ opens
Aug. 11 with the 16th renewal of
the Hambletonian the following day.
Colby, Hanover, by Mr. McElwyn,
is the early Hambletonian favorite
in the spring books at 2 to 1. He
won seven of 11 starts as a 2-year
old, was thrice second and third
The brown oolt’s 2:04 1-4 in the
Kentucky Futurity last fall estab
lished him as the toughest of 40
candidates for this season's troting
Colby Hanover is trained and pilot
ed by Fred Egan, who won his only
Hambletonlan In 1940 with Spencer
Egan, a hard luck driver, was the
central figure In the strange ending
of the 1933 stake when Brown Berry
stumbled and fell with the race ap
parently won 100 feet from the
finish. The accident gave the big
number to Ben White’s Mary Rey
Colby Hanover was bought last
autumn by C. W. Phelis of Green
which and I. W. Gleason of Wil
liamsport, Pa., for $20,000 from the
estate of Eugene Frey of York, Pa.
Frey saw Colby Hanover crown
ed as the top fight Juvenile of 1041,
but did not live to see him rated
the choice for the Hambletonlan.
Following the mid-August meet
ings at God Time Park, the Grand
Circuit maintains this schedule:
Illinois State Fair, probably at
Aurora, Aug. 17-22; Wisconsin State
Fair, Milwaukee, Aug. 24-28; Ken
tuck State Fair, Louisville, Sept. 5
12; Reading, Sept. 14-19; Delaware,
O., Sept. 22-25, and Lexington, Ky„
Sept. 26-Oct. 3 .
Horses have poured into Good
Time Park from Aiken, S. C., Pine
hurst and Orlando, Fla., where the
bulk of them are trained.
Most of the spring conditioning
usually is done in Lexington, but
partially due to transportation dif
ficulties, nine of 10 came direct to
Goshen this time.
All the better ones are among 300
nags here now and there will be 450
when the barrier is sprung for the
first time.
The older fellows are doing all
right in keeping young with the
sport they are keeping alive.
Field of 70 in Opening
Event at Chase Coun
try Club
Though the Chase Country Club
golf course has been well-played
within recent weeks, the official
opening of the season, a match be
tween Colonel Jack Gilbert’s Reds
and Big Bill Blrs Blues, is all set
for Sunday aftemon next at 1 p. m.
Two strong teams have been lined
up by tournament chairman Bob
King with 70 men to take part in
the meet, and winners to eat at
the expense of the losers at a din
ner arranged in the evening. Each
member of the winning team will
also receive two golf balls as a prize.
The rival captains, Gilbert and Blrs
agreed on a single pre-tournament
statement which was: “We will do
our beat and hope for .It, tool"
Close Contests
Some of the better matches in
clude: Fete Burke vs Frank Byrnes,
Jack Slattery vs A1 Stevens; Jake
Vreeland vs Ned Farley; Fete
Prlsavage vs Johnny Galvin; Cas
per Spearo vs Bill Klobendanz and
Bob King vs Ernie Dyson.
The lineup:
J. Gilbert, Capt. v
Pete Burke v
Jack Slatery v
J. J. Vreeland v
Walter stevsn v
R. E. King v
A. Smolskls, Jr. v
J. F. Cavanaugh v
Pete Prlsavage v
M. R. Kraft v
A. C. Gross
C. Spearo
R. O. Palmer
John Machln
A. R. Armstrong
R. Fallon
R. strohacker
H. Kraft
D. Adelberg
E. Coughlin
D. J. Beck
C. H. Platt
John Carroll
F. Bingham
Vin Nole
C. J. Connell
p. J. Shea
W. L. Callgan
L. S. Harvey
C. W. Ahearn
Robert Hyer
Michael Mara'
Prank Healey
Phil Johnson
L. Alberts
Wm. Blrs, Sr., C
P. Byrnes
A1 Stevens
Ned Farlep
Jim Corrigan
Ernie Dyson
John Babin
J. A. Cluney
John Galvin
T. V. Sullivan
H. S. Prusser
W. Klobedanz
W. P. Potter
Tom Sullivan
T. S. Miller
Pat Wills ton
M. Fitzgerald
R. Hale
Ray Nelson
Phil Hamel
C. W. Childs
P. Pretat
T. S. Cochard
L. Cameron
P, J, Malvey
H. Win ton
Al Trahan
Dr. Shanahan
Cy Livermore
Q. B. Orsini
H. Warner, Jr.
Jas. McCarthy
Dr. J. May
S. Kokins, Sr.
J. Doe
Loading Room and Fuse Assembly
loftbsli teams of the Soovtll* league
put on a ding-dong match last
night, team getting 10 runs apiece,
with the Loaders wining out 7 to g,
is each club also made three error*.
In other games, Machine Room was
a 14 to 3 winner over Prese, held to
Rve hits by Fredette, while Luddy’e
mound work was much too much
for the Truckers who were held to
three hits ae Chucking won easily
14 to 1 on 10 hits.
The average iUe of a golf toll is
0g holes with ordinary players,
: cuts and scars. For the pro
however, it to only about
Today’s Sport Parade
(Reg. U. S. Pat. Off.)
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
New York, May 15.—(UP)—What
promises to he one of the most
hetifally hilarious series of the Na
tional league season is now In
progress at that hilariously hectic
baseball sanctum, Ebbets Field. The
Pittsburgh Pirates are embroiled
with the Brooklyn Dodgers and
their joint activities represent an
inspired blend of melodrama and
low comedy.
The melodrama Is provided by
the fact that these two teams are
heading the pennant chase. It is
no surprise that Brooklyn is at the
head of the class. The strength of
the Bums is acknowledged even in
St. Louis. Pittsburgh, however, is
sort of an uninvited guest. Al
though they have little claim to the
position, the Pirates are holding
second place.
This fact dovetails nicely with
the slapstick elements of the situa
tion. The reason the Bold Buccos
are holding up is four-fold. It is
composed of, your friends and mine,
Brothers Phelps, Wasdell, Coscarart
and Hamlin. These renegade Dodg
ers were traded to Pittsburgh for
Arkie Vaughan and they are im
bued with a holy zeal to show up
Larry MacPhail as a sucker.
Ex-Dodgers Shine
They can do this rather neat
trick by punching the ears off their
former mates at every opportunity.
They tried this yesterday and al
though they failed, the defeat cer
tainly wasn’t their fault. The Plat
bush faithful laughed when Coscar
art, Phelps and Wasdell went out
to play but many a grin was frozen
: before the afternoon was over,
f Although Brooklyn won the first
of the three games, 7-4, the ex
Bums gave the flock a thorough
pasting. Cotcarart hit a single and
wa^ a party to two double-plays.
Wasdell boombed out two doubles
that rocked MacPhail to his spine.
Phelps did even better. The re
formed blimp, batting in the clean
up spot, hit a double, a hcmer and
drove in two runs.
After this lethal demonstration
had been duly surveyed by the
chagined Bum rooters, the reason
for the quite unusual silence of the
four renegades became apparent.
All four of the former Dodgers re
fused to voice their lament* to sport
writers when they arrived in town,
but they proved rather convincing
ly that their actions speak louder
than words.
With Coscarart and Wasdell in
stalled in regular positions in the
Pirate line-up and Phelps sharing
the catching burdens with A1 Lopez
—who used to be a Dodger, too—
the Pittsburgh entry has shown an
amazing inclination to cling to the
upper strata. How long the Pirates
w'li remain aloft nobody knows. The
point is, they are there now.
They are there because although
the material is weak the spirit is
willing. Prank Frisch is famed for
his flre-eatlng. Under him players
may lose but the players always
hustle. The Piratas are hustling
now. The change In their habit*
during the last few years is obvious.
They din't just scramble like school
boys. They have a measure of poise.
The poise is tiie product of many
tiling*. Frisch transformed Bob SI
liott from an outfielder into a third
baseman to settle an irritating In
field problem and to make room
for /Wasdell. Both experiments
worked out nicely. Than Phelps
proved himself almost a new man.
Along with Waedell, ha has added
substantial power to the attack.
Net Ha Bad
To date, the Pirates have been
fairly lucky. On pap*r the p’eh'ff
is weak, yet on M, wear . utf
* * .
swirlers have worked complete win
ning games. Max Butcher and Kip
Sewell have pitched four triumphs
apiece and between them more or
less lie the Pirate chances. As for
the other pitchers, at times they are
gcod but more often they aren’t.
Although the Boccos are in the
second slot they are only three
games from seventh. As is the Na
tional League custom, the top seven
clubs are bunched like so many
grapes and a game lost here and
there weighs heavily.
Which why the present series is
important so early in the year. A
victory today another tomorrow
will move the Pirates to within
reaching distance of the top. Two
losses would drop them back into
the lower brackets, and Comrades
Phelps, Wasdell, Coscarart and
Hamlin would be forced to give
i Devil MacPhall his due.
;The Baseball
Standings A
Yesterday's Hr Knits
Chicago 9, Philadelphia 4.
St. Louie 6, Boston 3.
New York at Detroit (postponed).
Washington at Cleveland (post
New York . 17
Cleveland . 17
Detroit . 18
Boston . 14
Philadelphia . 13
St. Louis . 12
Chicago . 8
Games Todar
New York at Detroit.
Washington at Cleveland.
Philadelphia at Chicago.
Boston at St. Louis.
L. Pet.
8 .680
9 .604
12 .600
12 .638
17 .433
10 .423
18 .400
19 .290
Games Tomorrow
Philadelphia at Chicago.
Bostbn at St. Louis.
New York at Detroit.
Washington at Cleveland.
Yesterday's Results
Brooklyn 7, Pittsburgh 4.
New York 12, Cincinnati 6.
Chicago 6, Philadelphia 3.
St. Louis at Boston (postponed).
Brooklyn . 19
Pittsburgh . 17
Boston.. 16
St. Louis 13
Cincinnati ........ 13
New York ........ 13
Chicago . 13
Philadelphia . 1
Games Today
Cincinnati at New York.
Pittsburgh at Brooklyn.
St. Louis ut Boston.
Chicago at Philadelphia.
Games Tomorrow
Chicago at Philadelphia.
SI. Louis at Boston.
Pittsburgh at Brooklyn.
Cincinnati at New York.
Yesterday's Results
Baltimore at Jersey City.
Newark at Syracuse (night).
Montreal at Buffalo (night).
(Only games scheduled.)
Yesterday's Results
Wilkes-Barre 1. Hartford #
Williamsport 15, Binghamton I
Albany «, Elmira 1.
Scranton I, Springfield f,
Scranton ...,, 11
Binghamton ...... »
Albany a
Wllkos-Burra ..... »
Elmira . 7
Hartford .Mil- 7
Box .Scores
Joost, ss.S
M. McCormick, If .. 5
M. Marshall, rf ... 5
Haas, 3b . 3
F. McCormick, lb .. 4
Frey, 2b ..4
Craft, cf.4
Lamanno, ..4
Riddle, p . 2
Hoggs, p .. 2
Walters, ..0
Shoun, p . 0
• Totals . 38
r h rbl o a
1 2 0 3 2
110 3 0
13 110
0 1112
1119 0
1 2 2 4 6
0 0 0 2 0
12 110
0 10 0 1
0 0 0 0 1
0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0
6 13 6 24 12
Bartell, 3b
Jurges, ss
Ott, rf ...
Mlzo, lb ..
W. Marshall, If ...
I.elbcr, ct .
Danning, ..
Ryan, 21> .
bMaynard .
Witek, 2b .
Carpenter, p ......
McGee, p .
allarna .
Feldman, ..
t'Young .
Adams, p.
h rbl o a
2 2 4 0
3 2 2 0 4 3
5 2 3 4 2 0
5 0 1 0 8 ' 0
4 12 110
5 110 0 0
4 2 2 2 4 1
3 0 1 0 3 3
1 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0
1 0 0 0 0 1
0 0 0 0 0 0
1 0 0 0 0 3
2 2 2 1 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0
39 12 17 11 27 11
a-Hatted for McGee In 4th.
b-IJattcd for Ryan In 7th.
c-Batted for Feldman In 8th.
ab r
kkdk . a i s u u u u u u— o
GIANTS... 00011000 10 X—12
Errors—Haas, M. McCormick, M.
Marshall. Two-base hits—Young,
Hanning. Three-base hit—Young.
Home runs—Lamannn, Frey, Ott.
Stolen base—Frey. Double Flag's—
Jurges, Ryan and Mize; Has, Frey
and F. McCormick; Joost, Frey and
F. McCormick. Left on Hases—
Giants 14, Reds 6. Rases on Balls—
Off Riddle 6, McGee 1, Hoggs 3,
Shoun 1. Struck Out—By McGee 1,
Feldman 1. Hits—Off Carpenter, 6 In
1 Inning (0 out In 2nd); McGee, 7 In
3; Feldman, 1 In 4; Adams, 0 In 1;
Riddle, 4 In 4 (0 out In 6th): Ileggs.
7 In 3 2-3; Walters, 2 In 0; Shoun, 4
In 1-3. Runs—Off Carpenter 3, Mc
Gee 3, Riddle 2, Reggs 6, Walters 2,
Shoun 3. Hit by pitcher—By Riddle
(W. Marshall). Winning Pitcher—
Feldmun. Losing Pitcher—Beggs.
ab r h o a
2 1
Pesky, ss . 6
Finney, rf . 6 u U
Williams, if . 2 11
Lupine, lb .......... 2 0 0
Docrr, 2b . 4 0 3
Tabor, 3b .«... 4 0 1
DIMagglo, cf . 3 0 0
Peacock, .. 3
Newsome, p . 1
0 V
1 1
0 I) 0
Brown, p ... 1 0 0 0
a-Campbell.. 1
Ilyba, p . 0
b-Foxx .,,,,,,,,, 1
32 3 « 24 14
St. Lon Is
Outterldge, 2b . 4
Mllft, 3b . 3
Cullenbine, If 2
McUuInn, lb . 4
McQuIlIen, rf .. 4
Loans, cf . 4
Stephens, ss . 4
Ferrell, c . 4
Niggeling, p . 3
all r h o a
1 6
U 0
1 1
Totals . 32 « 10 27 I
ailatted for Brown in tllit.
bllattcd for Ryba in Dili.
St. Louis . 21200100 x—«
Errors—Cullenbine, Ferrell, Runs
batted In—lloerr 2, Williams, < 'u 1 -
lanblne 3, Gitteridge, MeGuillen, Me.
Guinn, Laabs. Three-base hits—Me.
Quinn. Home runs — Cullenbine,
Laabs, Stolen base—Pecky. Double
plays—Stephens, Gutterldge and Me.
Guinn; Pesky, Dnerr and Lupien.
Left on bases—St. Louis 6, Boston 1,
Hases on bulls—off Niggeling 4,
Newsome 1. Hits—Off Newsome 6 In
2 Innings (0 out In 3rd). Brown 2 In
3, Ryba 1 in 3. Losing pitrher-^New
Hartford, OMUL, May l#.—(UP)~
Wilkm*Barre defeated Hartford in
a tight Bantam league game here
last night, 1 to 0. Boore by Innings:
Wilkes-Barre ,, oto 000 000—1 « i>
Hartford.ooo 000 ooo-o 3 t
Koliult* and Return; Diehl,
ri* aad
The Washington HHLs of the City
Amateur League will hold a practice
session tonight at 6 o'clock at
Washington Park. Manager James
(Bed) Oladney urges all members
of the team to report for tonight’s
workout In preparation for Sunday’s
game with the Avilangese A. O.
In the entire history of the Ken
tucky Derby, which goes back to
1875, only two Jockeys have won it
three times—Isaac Murphy and Earl
Smith Gambles With No. 3
Wood and Just Misses
U. S. Open Playoff
Horton Smith ... smacks a spoon.’
Winner of Many Titles
One of the finest shots I ever
made was a No. 3 wood to the 17th
and 71st hole of the 1940 National
Open at Canterbury Country Club
in Cleveland.
I had two good opening rounds,
slipped to a 79, but on the final 18
was three under par for 16 holes
and could tie by shooting the last
two holes in one under.
The 17th hole played about 230
yards with a gradual bank Just short
of the green. It required a long
carry, but I was going for birdies.
I teed my ball low. The wind was
blowing slightly from the left, so
I closed the face of the club a tiny
bit to protect against this.
The ball was hit perfectly with
just a suggestion of a hook which
the breeze took care of. The ball
covered the pin, hit the slope about
20 feet short of the cup and rolled
only six or eight feet.
I missed the 12 foot side-hill putt,
the ball just touching the edge of
the cup and rolling, a few inches by.
Bobby Jones was at the green and
told me he was sure my shot would
bounce and roll nearer the cup. 1
paired the final hole to wind up a
shot behind Lawson Little and Gene
Sarazen, who tied and played off.
Major League Leaders
(By United Press)
National League
Murtagh, Phils..27 88 14 30 .341
Phelps, Pitts.20 50 7 17 .340
Reiser, Brook....25 98 17 32 .327
Fernandez, Bos. . 29 116 17 37 .319
Brown, St. L.....27 107 7 34 .318
American League
Doerr, Bos.19 73 12 31 .425
Spence, Wash. . 26 111 19 45 .405
Dickey, N. Y. ..20 74 9 29 .392
Gordon, N. Y. ..22 84 8 29 .345
Heath, Cleve. ..26 102 23 34.333
Fleming, Cleve.. . 26 99 17 33.333
Williams, Red Sox . 7
Camilli, Dodgers . 7
York, Tigers . 7
DiMaggio, Yankees . 7
F. McCormick, Reds .6
Litwhiler, Phils .6
Middletown, Conn., May 15.—(UP)
—'WesDleyan university’s baseball
team made a strong comeback in
the last two innings to defeat Am
herst here yesterday, 5 to 4.
The Wesleyan team was four runs
behind going into the eighth Inning,
but drew even in that frame and
scored once in the ninth to take
the contest.
Stan Kay, Wesleyan hurler, got
thre hits, including a triple.
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