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By Eddie Ash
Hard Days Seen for Indians in West mm* Sox Declare Ferrell Has Lost Fast One the exception of two groups of picked aces, partici pating in the world’s fair baseball feature in Chicago today, the big league pastimers, both National and American, ‘were idle this afternoon. A moratorium was declared in major circles to permit the eyes of the diamond universe to turn toward the Windy City to watch the outcome of a classic that promises to develop into a yearly specialty. It was just •another day in minor league circles, however, and the Class \AA teams and others followed their usual routine. Red Killefer had his Indianapolis Indians at Kansas City to open the second swing of the season around the western half of the Hickey loop. The Hoosiers are scheduled in Kaw town for four days and then they will hit the northern trail, playing in Milwaukee, St. Paul and Minneapolis. After the Miller series the Tribesmen will visit Toledo and Columbus before returning to Perry stadium on July 28 to battle the Louisville Colonels in another “appreciation night’’ offering. All games at Kansas City, except Sunday’s, will be played under the lights at nights. 000 Outfield Fails Red THE Indians are not smacking the sphere hard enough to keep them in the first division much longer and it looks like tough going in the west. Killefer s outfield has fallen short on the production of base hits and it will take exceptional pitching to keep the club from slip ping down in the race. The Tribe pilot has made several efforts to bolster the attack, but has found that there are strings at tached to the talent that is available. The Indians do not employ optioned players and it seems that big league scouts have managed to tie up nearly everything in the minors that would help the local nine. Something may happen shortly that will give Killefer a break, but just at present the outlook is blue unless a few of the boys with low batting averages come to life and start banging the ball to the safe spots. Losing that second game to Toledo Tuesday. 3 to 0, when Jack Tising held the Hens to four hits, was a blow that hurt. 000 Say Wes Is Troubled MEMBERS of the Chicago White Sox may be wrong in their opinion, but they were authors of a rumor the other day that said Wesley Ferrell has lost his fast ball. The Sox tossers declare they were told in Cleveland that it’s the guess there that Wesley has seen his best days, the reason advanced being that the great hurler is troubled with an old injury that compels him to depend on “slow stuff” rather than speed Ferrell is a young man as ball player ages go and it will be a sad twist of fate if his salary whip deserts him now. Moreover, Cleve land. as a team, is more or less upset. A change in managers failed to help and heroes of last year stayed in the same old hitting slump. Just recently the club owner, Alva Bradley, said the season now had progressed far enough to dismiss all alibis for poor batting and it is _evident he plans a wholesale sha.ke ,V >v before 1934. Eddie Morgan, once an idol and “business man holdout,” was re leased to New Orleans ’ast week, a drop from big time to Class A. There are three Class AA leagues, but Eddie w-as pushed over them to a lower classification. a a a Cronin Keeps Going JOE CRONIN, the boy manager of the league-leading Washing ton Americans, plays as well as di rects the teams. Predictions were made the double duty would cause him to fold up. but Joe is cracking the ball hard and fielding in the same style that won him the rating as the best shortstop in the game. He gave a demonstration of level thinking in a recent game at Cleve land that proved he is still “all there” in the upper story. Bob Burke was weakening on the mound and Cleveland was launching a ral ly. Cronin dashed in. patted Burke on the back and whispered encour agement, telling him he soon would be out of the hole. However, at the same time, while giving his hurler the “pat” of con fidence. Cronin was using the other hand behind Burke’s back wig-wag ging to relief pitcher Bill McAfee in the bullpen to hurry and get warmed up. vita Joe Heving Moves Up Manager fonseca of the Chicago White Sox is hard up for starting pitchers and has advised Joe Heving he will be assigned to a regular turn. The lanky right hander was drafted from Indian apolis last fall and was taken to serve in the bullpen as No. 1 relief man. Joe measured up to expectations and “specifications.” as a rescue hurler. but apparently some of his work was “too good.” Anyway, Fonseca is going to take a chance with Heving and start him. The former Indian may make the grade, but the American Association guess is that he won’t last the route. The full distance was too much for the Kentuckian in class AA. where most of his fine record was built on pinch-pitching, stopping rallies and in pulling games out of the skillet. tt n a Cuyler His Own Ross IT is said trouble is brewing on the Chicago Cubs and that Hazen Ki Ki Cuyler has gained the ill will of Manager Charlie Grimm and Prexy Bill Veeck. The club chiefs thought Cuyler was ready for regular action a week ago. when re ports to that effect were reported filed by the club surgeon. Cuyler cracked an ankle bone during spring training and has used up half the summer to, recover. Moreover, he told Grimm and Veeck he was going to make up his own mind about returning for regular duty and would not take orders re garding his condition. Ki Ki always has been more or less independent, and anyway the Cubs are eight games out of first place. In the meantime Hazen con tinues to draw full pay while con valescing on the bench as a pinch hitter. If the Cubs launch a win ning streak, watch Ki Ki step. He thrives on heroics. BRANOM SLIPS DOWN Dudley Branom. southpaw first sarker pushed out at Baltimore when Del Bissonette was sent to the Orioles, has joined the Williams port in the N. Y.-P. League. New Red Sox W Mum , l at. % IF I|p fP| Mel Almada Fred Muller SCOUTING in the Pacific Coast League, General Manager Eddie Collins of the Red Sox picked up Fred Muller, second baseman, and Mel Almada, out fielder, both of Seattle. Horse Sense BY O. RE VILLA T ATONIA, Ky„ July 6.—Eddie Haughton, who w r as so handy w’ith a halter in Chicago in claiming good horses from other owmers, seems to be the center of attraction here. Eddie started Kibitzer in the last race Wednesday and there were three claims in lor him. Harry Una, who ow’ned the nag previous to the claiming in Chicago, w T as the lucky one on the draw’ betw’een the three claimers and the hoss now’ is back in the Californian’s stable. Incident ly, Kibitzer threw a stifle during the race, but its Una's horse, regardless. 000 Jockev Bill Moran, who was riding in the east for Greentree has returned and will do the booting for the Western di vision under the direction of Jack Mid dleton. Bill took unto himself a bride while in the east. The young lariv hails from New Orleans. 000 Jockev Gilbert Elston, who rode Gold Basis to victory in the Derby Saturday, drew the wrath of the fudges while astride Oh Dave in the eighth and will spend the next five days on the ground thinking it over. Sammy Rennick is also starting a five-dav vacation for the same offense on Slash. 0 0 0 George South, who W’on the Independ ence Handicap Tuesday on Cousin Jo, who had not run since July 4th last year, has been engaged to ride Jessie Dear in the Quickstep handicap here Saturday. 000 COL. MATT WINN reports that ten grand more passed through the mutuel machines July 4 than did one year ago on that day. Maybe “Proxperiky" is on the way down the*home stretch. 000 William H. Dwyer, chief stock holder of (he Coney Island plant at Cincinnati, arrived today to take up the matter of opening the plant with the forty-five day meet as soon as the state grants the license to operate. The Jockey Club plans to spend much money in making more improvements on the plant before the opening date. If the dates asked for are granted they will conflict with the dates at Dade Park, Evansville. 0 0 0 A canvas of the horsemen shows there will be about an even break among those stabled here in shipping to both tracks Coney Island will get several horses from the Arlington park meet that would not race at Latonia. Equipoise Hurt , Resumes Work By Times Special CHICAGO, July 6. which forced the last-minute with drawal of Equipoise, handicap champion, from the Stars and Stripes handicap Tuesday at Ar lington. practically have healed and the turf star is being pointed for the Arlington handicap on July 22. Equipoise was injured in a work out here last Saturday. M'CLURE. WILLARD IN WATER POLO TUSSLE McClure Beach meets Willard in a water polo game at Willard to night. The game is the first of the season for these two teams, mem bers of the city recreation depart ment water polo league. In the opening game, Ellenberger won from Garfield Wednesday night on a forfeit when the Garfield players failed to return to the water at the start of the second half. Ellenbreger led 3 to 0 at half PHAGAN SHADES PURVIS By Times Special CHICAGO, July 6.—Jack Purvis, Indianapolis welterweight, made a great rally but dropped a close de cision to Johnny Phagan, Chicago Negro, Wednesday night. Phagan’s left jab won him the shade verdict although he was down for an eight count in the final round. LEHIGH SIGN SC ALV ER T BETHLEHEM. Pa., July 6.—Paul Calvert, former Purdue football star, was signed today by Colonel N. A. Kellogg, athletic director, as head freshman coach in football, baseball and basketball. WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING Monday Night, Sports Arena, JOA N. Penn. St. Ticket*. Clavpool Hotel Drugstore Bleacher*, HOG: Reserved, #1; x Ringside. Sl..lo—All Tax Paid Indianapolis Times Sports Rival Diamond Stars Clash Before 49,000 I It’s National League Pitchers Against American Loop Sluggers in ‘Game of Century’ at Chicago; Junior Circuit Club Also Boasts Fine Hurlers. BY GEORGE KIRKSEY, United Pres, Staff Correspondent CHICAGO. July 6.—To baseball’s romantic story a new’ thrill was added today—the first in twenty years. The monotonous constancy of the sport—ls 4 games, two pennant win ners, the world series—the same as in 1905, was shunted aside for the day while the greatest players of the American and National Leagues met in an all-star game at Comiskey park. There have been inter-league contests since 1884, world series since 1905, and exhibition games every year from coast to coast, but never j before have the greatest hitters, the smartest pitchers, the highest paid stars gathered for an biter-league game in mid-season. The idea, which originated with a newspaperman, caught fandom’s j fancy from the first and 49,000 fans, coming from every state in the union, packed Comiskey park to capacity for the “game of the century.” Half a million fans participated in the selection of the two teams. A1 Simmons, Chicago White Sox outfielder, polled the largest total of votes of any player, 346,291. Directing this costly collection of baseball bric-a-brac were Connie Mack, the kindly manager of the Philadelphia Athletics, and John J. McGraw’, the firebrand of the old Baltimore Orioles and until he re tired last year, leader of the New’ York Giants. A. L. Boasts Sluggers At their disposal today were per haps the greatest collection of ball players ever gathered for cne game. Mack had the mightiest murders’ row of all times m his lineup—Aver ill, Ruth, Gehrig, Simmons and Cronin, w’ith Foxx in reserve, any one of them likely to crack the ball outside the premises with one swing. For pitching strength he had Grove, w’ho for six years in a row has won twenty or more games, Wes Ferrell, w’ho for four straight years has w’on more than twenty games, Alvin Crowder, sometimes called the greatest right-hander in the game, and Oral Hildebrand, Cleveland’s new star. Outclassed in offensive strength, McGraw’s hope to halt the Ameri can League sluggers rested with his pitchers, Carl Hubbell, master of the screw ball; Bill Hallanan, the cunning southpaw who has won three out of four world series games against the American League; Lon Warneke, the Cubs’ right-hand ace, and Hal Schumacher, the Giants new hero. N. L. Infield Classy The National League stars had a classy infield with Bill Terry at first, Frankie Frisch, Dick Bartell and Pie Traynor, perhaps one of the best defensive units assembled in many years. For hitting strength the National Leaguers relied on Chuck Klein, Bill Terry, Lefty O'Doul and Paul Waner. There wasn’t any danger of the National Leaguers banging ’em any farther than Ruth, Simmons, Gehrig and Foxx, the four most devastating sluggers in baseball. Rumors that Hubbell, on the ad vice of Manager Bill Terry of the Giants, had declined to pitch in the game because of his eighteen-in ning masterpiece last. Sunday w’hen he beat the Cardinals, 1-0, w r ere denied by McGraw’. “I have picked Hubbell to pitch the first three innings,” said Mc- Graw’, “and unless his arm bothers him w’e’ll stick to that plan.” Each team was to use three pitch ers in the game. The batting order: AMERICAN NATIONAL Averlll. cf Bartell. ss Gehrineer. 2b Frisch. 2b Ruth, rs Klein, rs Gehrig, lb P. Waner, rs Simmons, If Terry, lb Cronin, ss O'Doul. if Dvkes. 3b Traynor. 3b Dickey, c Hartnett, c Grore. p Hubbell. p Umpires—Dinneen (American) plate; Kiem (National) first base; McGowan (Ameri can), second base; Rigler (National), third base. Reserve Players—American: Wes Ferrell, Gomez, Hildebrand, pitchers; Foxx and Laz zeri. infielders: West and Chapman, out fielders; Rick Ferrell, catcher. National: Hailahan. Warneke, Schumacher, pitchers: Ensriish and Cuccineilo, infielders: Martin. Hafey and Bereer, outfielders; J. Wilson, catcher. YANKS GET COLLEGIAN Ernie Koy, football and baseball mainstay of University of Texas teams, has joined the New r York Yankees. He expects to be farmed out to New’ark, in the International League. V® Don’t think the women fail to ff/ */I recognize a good job of shaving wheo J a'* they see it. Treat yourself to a NU WAY Shave —then give the wife or girl friend a iflylH chance to look you over. 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Yankee Cinder Stars on Tour By United Press NEW YORK, July 6. —Seven members of America’s all-star eight man track and field team sailed Wednesday night on the Deutsch land for an invasion of Europe, where they will compete in eleven cities of seven countries. The eighth member. John Ander son, Olympic discus champion, will sail for Europe on the Bremen next Tuesday. The first compe tition will be held at Stockholm, Sweden, July 19 and 20. Those who sailed were Glenn Cunningham, American 800 and 1.500-meter cham pion; Ralph Metcalfe, 100 and 200- meter titleholder; Joe McCluskey, steeplechase king; George Spitz, na tional indoor high jump champion; Johnny Morriss, 110-meter high hurdles champion; Ivan Fuqua, Brazil, Ind., 400-meter titleholder, and Henry Laßorde, discus cham pion. Local Driver Is Harness Winner By Times Special CLEVELAND. July 6.—Reynolda, driven by Marvin Childs of Indian apolis. captured the featured Rainy Day sweepstakes, worth $52,400, at the North Randall Grand Circuit meet Wednesday. The 2-year-old star triumphed in straight heats, covering the first heat in 2:13 3-5 and the second in 2:10. Ben White’s Ella Brewer was second in the first heat, and in the second, Fred Egan gave the winner a great battle down the stretch with Harvey Spencer losing out at the wire. Wednesday Ring Results AT NEW YORK—lsadoro Gastanaga, 197, Spain, knocked out Les Kennedy, 192 Los Angeles (6); Charley Massera, 181, Brooklyn drew with Bob Olin, 175, New York GO); Sammy Souverio. 176. Hunting ton, stopped Joe Vokuhl, 176 Germany (1). AT INGLEWOOD, Calif.—Meyer Grace, 148, Chicago, knocked out Pete Groves, 155. Dallas, Tex.. (1). Mickey Barr. 150, decisioned Jack Grande. 151 (6). Still Winning I % EL -J J > Helen Wills Moody TT’S your old friend, Mrs. Helen -* Wills Moody, queen of the courts. 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A 1 il wonderful addition to your car for summertime! j, jf * D Downstairs at Ayres PAGE 12 Light-Hitting Cards Drop 11 of 15 Tilts St. Louis Trails Leading Giants Five and Half Games After Bowing to Third-Place Pirates, Who Are Only One Game Back. BY JACK GIDDY, I'nitfd Press Staff Corresoondent NEW YORK, July 6.—Although the St. Louis Cardinals now appear the strongest all-round club in the National League, they must snap out of their batting slump shortly or be heavily handicapped in trying to beat out New r York and Pittsburgh for the pennant. Weakness at bat contributed largely to the Card's eleven defeats in their last fifteen games. Meanwhile, the Giants' amazing pitching enabled the New Yorkers to extend their league lead to fire and a half games over the second-place Cards. St. Louis slipped a half game Wednesday by losing to the Pirates. 7 to 6, leaving Pittsburgh omy one game behind the Cards. Floyd Vaughn's homer with two aboard featured a fifth-inning Pirate spurt, and a hit batsman, a sacrifice, a fly, a double and two singles resulted in three tallies in the seventh. Pepper Martin of the Cards had a perfect day at bat with a double and four singles. Chicago kept pace with Pittsburgh by dow’ning Cincinnati, 5 to 3, as Bud Tinning registered his seventh mound triumph. He yielded ten hits, but kept them scattered. Charley Grimm's double that cleared the loaded bases featured a four run Chicago burst in the first. Chick Hafey drove out a Cincinnati homer in the first. In the American League. Chicago wrested fourth place from Cleveland by beating the Indians, 10 to 6, after clicking off seven runs in the sixth. The third-place Philadelphia Ath letics gained on the idle second place New York Yankees by beat ing Boston, 4 to 2. Dick Oliver, picked off the Philly sandlots, made his debut as starter for the A’s, al lowing the Red Sox seven scattered hits. Erie McNair drove in three Philadelphia runs with a homer and a double. Detroit advanced to w’ithin one percentage point of the fifth-place Indians by w’alloping St. Louis, 9 to 4, after hammering Blaeholder and McDonald for sixteen hits. Tom Bridges held the Browns to six safeties and struck out nine. Four Events on Meridian Card Four events are on the complete mat bill to be staged at South Me ridian arena Friday night by Jimmie McLemore. Joe Hollander, who drew with Young Slaughter last week, will meet Jack Adams, Kokomo w’elterw’eight, and Jack Scott tackles Bill Honeycutt in opening bouts signed today. Roy Allen, victor in three events last week, tackles Billy Love, Texas middlew’eight, and Cyclone Burns faces Speedy O’Neal in a pair of two falls out of three top events. Tinning Wins No. 7 WHEN Bud Tinning reported twenty pounds over weight this spring and staggered through the training season, the Chicago Cubs considered sending the young pitcher to the minors. They're glad they didn’t now. He turned in his seventh triumph Wednesday. Brouillard, Walker Meet Bit Time* Special BOSTON, July 6.—Mickey Walker, one-time middleweight king who tried his hand unsuccessfully in the heavyweight class, tackles Lou Brouillard, former welterweight champion, in a scheduled ten-round tussle here tonight. The veteran was a slight favorite over his rival, who is 22, ten years younger than Mickey. Walker probably will weigh 169 and Brouillard less than 165 for the scrap. A crowd of 15,000 and gate of $30,000 was predicted by Boston Garden officials.' SLAUGHTERJ/S. NICHOLS Terre Haute Negro Faces Former Champion at Chicago. By Times Special CHICAGO. July 6. Sammy Slaughter, Terre Haute Negro wal loper, tackles George Nichols, Buf falo southpaw’ and former N. B. A. light heavyweight champion, in the scheduled ten-round main event at Mills Stadium here today. BATEMAN GETS JOB By United Press LAFAYETTE, Ind., July 6.—Sign ing of Dick Bateman, Kokomo, as assistant freshman football coach at Purdue university was announced today by Noble E. Kizer, director of athletics. Bateman played end on Purdue’s football team the past three seasons. James Purvis will continue as head freshman coach and Sam Voinoff, assistant. Foe of Londos • • • Milo Steinborn W'RESTLING fans who admire their grapplers huge and strong will receive their fill of en tertainment here Monday night w’hen Milo Steinborn. husky Ger man heavyweight of “bear hug” fame and weight-lifting reputa tion. tackles Jim Londos. Na tional Wrestling Association champion. The feature will be staged at Sports arena, new’ outdoor mat emporium at Pennsylvania and North streets. It has been desig nated as for the title by the Hoo sier athletic commission. Two other bouts, first at 8:30, will complete the Hercules A. C. program. Grant Loses in Clay Court Play By United Press CHICAGO. July 6. Frankie Parker's path to the national clay court tennis title appeared easier today’ as a result of the elimination of Bryan ißitsy) Grant, Atlanta’s tiny star. Grant, who beat Parker for the tri-state title at Cincinnati last Sunday, was unexpectedly eliminat ed in the fourth round Wednesday by John McDiarmid, 21-year-old Texan, 6-4. 6-4. Grant, seeded No. 2, had been picked to meet Parker, 17-year-old Milwaukee boy, in the final round Sunday. IZZY STOPS KENNEDY By United Press NEW YORK. July 6.—lsadoro Gastanaga, hard-hitting Spanish heavyweight, gave Les Kennedy one of the w’orst beatings of his career Wednesday night and knocked out the veteran Los Angeles scrapper in the sixth session of their scheduled 10-round bout at Fugazy bowl.