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Solomon Paces Elks To
Victory In Little League
Rotary Downs
VFW By Forfeit
In Second Tilt
Bill Solomoa’s triple in the sixth
inning gave the Elks a 2-1 victory
over the Kiwanis in the second
game of a Little League double
header at Bayview Park last night.
In the first game, the Rotary won
on a forfeit from the VFW.
Solomon’s game winning blow
broke up a pitching duel between
the Kiwanis fireballing ace, Roy
Valdez, and the Elks curve-ball
artist, Bobby Santana.
Solomon featured in both Elks
scoring. In the fourth, Solomon
drew a walk with one out. After
moving to second on a ground out,
he scored on John Parks single to
Milton Esquinaldo’a safe bunt in
tiie first inning was the only hit
off Santana until Valdez singled in
the sixth with two away. George
Mira then tied the game with a
smashing triple to left center.
Santana opened the Elks bottom
of the sixth by beating out an in
field hit for the second hit off
Valdez. After Richard Mesa
grounded out, Solomon blasted his
game winning triple to right cent
In the opening the VFW failed to
field a team after the game was
halted in the third because of rain.
The Rotary was leading 3-0 when
rain halted action.
Kiwanis (1)
Esquinaldo, c —3 0 1 10 1 0
Sibils, cf 3 0 0 0 0 0
Valdez, p 3 11 0 3 0
Mira, 2b 3 0 1 110
McCormick, If .... l o 0 0 0 0
Hughes, If 2 0 0 0 0 0
Skagg, rf 2 0 0 0 0 0
Pierce, lb 2 0 0 5 0 0
Graves, 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0
Alfonso, ss 2 0 0 1 0 1
Totals— 23 1 316 z 5 1
x—One. out when winning run
Elks (2)
Player- AB R H PO A E
Santana, p .'.... 3 0 1 0 3 0
Mesa, 2b 3 10 3. 2 0
D. McDaniels, rf 1 0 0 0 0 0
Solomon, c 11l S 2 0
Anderson, ss 2 0 0 0 0 1
Parks, c- lb 2 0 1 4 0 0
McMgsters, lb -cf 2 0 0 2 0 0
R. McDaniels, 3b 2 0 0 1 0 0
Cassidy, If 2 0 0 0 0 0
Routine, cf -rf .... 2 0 0 0 0 0
Totals— 20 2 3 IS T 3
Team— R H E
Kiwanis —. 000 001—1 3 1
Elks 000 101—2 33
mon, Parks; 3BH: Mira, Solomon;
SO, by: Santana 9, Voldez 9; 88,
off: Valdez 1; Winner: Santana;
Loser: Valdez; Umpires: Santana,
Thrift; Scorer: Casteneda: Time:
American Little League
Club— W. L. Pet.
Kiwanis 10 4 .714
Elks 8 5 .615
Shriners 5 9 .357
Jaycees 3 8 .273
National Little League
Club— W. L. Pet.
Evans „ 4 1 .800
Lions 5 2 .714
Rotary 2 5 .286
VFW 2 5 .286
Sports Roundup
NEW YORK —The moral* of
the Yankees is extremely high as
they return from a successful
•wing through the West and pre
pare to work cn the bedraggled
Red Sox in Boston today. Those
of their number who passed
through here seemed to be under
the impression that they had a
sixth straight championship as
good as salted away.
This is strange attitude to take,
Inasmuch as Casey Stengel's club
still is three full games back of
the pace-setting Cleveland Indi
ans, but then the Yankees can
never be judged by ordinary stan
dards. They only think they’re go
ing to have to work a little longer
and harder than usual this time to
win their World Series checks.
The two out of three they took
from the Indians over the weekend,
topping off their 9-4 Western jaunt,
apparently convinced the champs*
that they still have what it takes
to capture one more before Allie
Reynolds and Ed Lopat wear out.
Stengel says he would be in first
place now if his first baseman,
Joe Collins, had not been hurt early
In the season.
Also strangely, the champs came
back much more impressed with
IBa Chicago White Sox than with
Page 6
Casa Marina Net
Tourney Slated
Emmett Conniff, manager of the
Casa Marina Hotel, announced the
plans today for the Annual Casa
Marina Invitational Tennis Tourn
ament to be held during the long
July 4th holiday weekend. The
tournament, will be held on the
Casa Marina tennis courts.
Interest in this singles event is
at a peak since the strongest play
er on the island, Bill Barnes, will
be in Texas and unable to defend
his many 1954 top honors. Bill’s
absence causes a great deal of
speculation as to the potential win
ner of the coveted Casa Marina
Invitation Cup.
Women’s Wimbledon Action Set
WIMBLEDON. England 08-The
girls get the Wimbledon spotlight
all to themselves today and all
knowing people figure champion
Maureen Connolly will lead a quar
tet of Americans in the semifinals
of the All-England Tennis Cham
It will be the biggest upset of
the tourney if she doesn’t. Ever
since the Wimbledon champion
ships were revived after World
War 11, the United States has pro
vided both finalists in the women’s
singles and most of the semifinal
ists as well.
This year the battle to get
through the quarter-finals will be
fought out among six Americans—
Miss Connolly, Doris Hart, Shirley
Fry, Louise Brough, Mrs. Margar
et Osborne du Pont and Mrs. Betty
Pratt—and a couple of Britons,
Angels Mortimer and Helen
Fletcher. Miss Mortimer is seeded
sixth and Miss Fletcher, seventh.
Miss Mortimer plays Miss
Brough of Beverly Hills, Calif.,
and Miss Fletcher meets Missl
Hart of Coral Gables, Fls. Nobody
gives the British girls much of a
chance against the hard-hitting
Americans. Miss Hart, last year’s
finalist, is seeded second and Miss
Brough fourth.
Neither are Mrs. du Pent’s
chances rated very high against
mighty “Little Mo,” in full cry
after her third title end running
and hitting the ball harder than
ever. Mrs. du Pont of Wilmington,
Del., 1947 Wimbledon winner, is
back here after an absence of two
In tiie men’s competition yes
terday, defending champion Vic
Seixas of Philadelphia, rated fourth
was eliminated by Budge Patty of
Los Angeles and Paris, the 1950
champion and seeded seventh, 7-5,
4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Australia’s Lew Hoad,
No. 2 fell before Jaroslav Drobny
6-4, 6-3, 63.
Topseeded Tony Trabert of Cin
cinnati brushed aside Mervyn Rose
of Australia 6-2, 6-2, 7-5 to join
Drobny, Patty and Ken Rose wail
of Australia in the semifinals.
When Pete Runnels o t the Sena
tors hit a home run against the
White Sox this season, it was the
first such drive he ever hit in
Griffith Stadium.
Cleveland. They are ready to con
cede that the Sox might be rough
right to the end, but claim they
detected signs that the Indians are
beginning to wheeze. One of them,
who did not wish his name bruited
about, put it this way:
“The Sox hustled a lot harder
against us than the Indians did.
That (Paul) Richards has really
got those fellows steamed up—
when they play us. anyway. The
Indians still look like the Indians
to me. A1 Rosen’s a great hitter,
but he can’t play first base. He’s
hurting them. His reactions don’t
seem as fast as when he was play
ing third.”
Privately, still, the individual
Yanks claim that the only reason
the Tribe is on top now has been
its ability to fatten up consistently
at the expense of the second-divi
sion clubs, such as 11*1 over Bos
ton and 9-2 over Washington. Man
ager A1 Lopez, they point out, has
been able to do a lot of this with
his second-line pitchers while rest
ing his aces and saving them to
use against the Yanks and White
By comparison, the Yanks stood
only 5-4 over Boston going into to
day’s game and were trailing
Washington 4-5. There is nothing
wrong about the method the In
dians are using, the Yankees has
ten to add. It’s just that they like
to point out that the leaders have
not been able thus far to break even
with either the Yanks or the White
Sox, trailing them, respectively, 5-6
and 3-s in games.
Tuesday, June 29, 1954
Lieut. Cmdr. Joe Antink will
probably be the first seeded player
because of his win last week in the
Casa Marina Round Robin. Our
Key West City players, however,
are supporting a great hope that
Peter Varela, former City Champ
ion, will stop the Navy this one
time in their clean sweep of all
this year’s tennis matches. Fif
teen year old Johnny Sellers, who
was second to Antink in the Round
Robin, may be the dark horse to
break the Navy string. Will
Pearce, chairman of Casa Marina
Tennis Committee, will announce
the players and the match times
at a very early date.
Mims, Dykes
To Clash In
TV Bout Wed.
Holly Mims, who has steadily
risen to the number three slot in
the middleweight class, protects
his high position from an experi
enced and determined ring vet
eran, Bobby Dykes, in a 10-round
contest in June 30 at the Uline
Arena, Washington, D. C. Starting
tima for the bout of the week is
10 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
with 101 CBS-TV stations carrying
the thrill-backed action across the
nation. The Mims-Dykes battle, as
are sU Blue Ribbon Bouts, will be
aired locally via station WTVJ-TV,
Mims, *a popular Washington, D.
C. -fighter, is one of the best all
round ringmen. He is a slugger,
boxer, or counter fighter, depend
ing upon his opponent’s style. Hol
ly holds two victories over Johnny
Bratton and a nine-round knockout
win over Willie Troy, who was
previously undefeated. Winning
all his bouts last year, the District
of Columbia boxer is a pier-six
brawler who likes to wear down
his opponent with a barrage of
punches. The ring-wise, 25-year
old battler has banged around
with some of the best ringmen in
his six-year career. In Holly’s
last Blue Ribbon Beut appearance
in May he outboxed and outpunch
ed Gorge Johnson, snapping the 17-
victory streak of the young Tren
ton, N. J. middleweight. In meet
ing Dykes, Mims will face an ex
perienced boxer-puncher who is
seeking to again move into the
elite class of the division .
Dykes, of Miami, Fla., has
fought 112 fights, winning 94, los
ing 13 breaking even in five. A
strong counter-puncher, the 26-
year-old former Texan entered the
middleweight ranks in 1953 after
fighting his way into the number
welterweight contender’s role. As
a welterweight Bobby lost a split
decision verdict to Kid Gavilan in
a title match. In his eight-year
career the rangy six-footer has 47
knockouts but prefers to box an op
ponent-keeping him off guard with
his left, which is one of the best
in the trade. On January 6, he
snapped Joey Giambra’s winning
streak at eleven straight by gain
ing a wide lead in the early rounds
and then standing off Giambra
with strong counter-punches as
Joey rushed in furiously in the late
stages of the fight. Dykes has
fought the best in both the welter
weight and middleweight divisions;
among his victims are Billy Kil
gore, Ernie Durando, Joe Giard
ello, Joe Miceli and Gil Turner.
Formerly rated among the the top
ten middleweights, his bout with
Mims is a big one, for a win over
Holly will place Bobby back among
the elite.
Cubans, Eagles
To Meet On Wed.
The Cuban Club and the Kay
West Eagles will meet in a base
ball game Wednesday at 8 p.m. in
the Wickers Field Stadium.
The Cubans will use the same
All-Star lineup that will meet the
Tampa Circulo Cubano nine in July
4th weekend series.
The late Bill Klem appeared as
an umpire in 18 World Series. His
first post-season assignment
was in 1906 and his last was in
Baseball Results
•° mmn
Atlanta x M -
Birmingham 47 33 MS 1
Naw Oriaaaa 42 94 .SIS •
Chattanooga 40 )g .511 7
Lima Rock S3 41 .435 U*4
Memphis ... S3 42 .495 U*4
Mobile 25 a .430 IS
Nashville 20 4S .402 IS
Mobile 7. Chattanooga 3
Birmingham 9. Little Bock 3
Memphis 7, Atlanta • (11 innings)
New Orleans 10. Nashville (
Memphis at Atlanta
Little Bock at Birmingham
Nashville at New Orleans
Chattanooga at Mobile
Wen Lost Fet. Behng
New York 43 IS M -
Brooklyn 44 M .447 1
Philadelphia M 90 JB
Milwaukee 33 32 300 11
Cincinnati .. 33 S3 .4*5 12
St. Louis 32 31 .470 2*4
Chicago 21 42 JM 20
Pittsburgh 23 46 M*4
Brooklyn at New York
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
St. Louis at Cincinnati
Chicago at Milwaukee
No games scheduled
American League
Wen Lest Fet. behind
Cleveland g g 11 -
Chicago _. 45 24 .I*2 I*4
Now York 44 26 *l* J
Detroit 29 36 .446 13*4
Washington 29 30 .413 I**4
Baltimore ... 27 42 .3*l 19*4
Philadelphia M 41 E 19*4
Boston 24 41 M* 22*4
Now York at Boston
Washington at Philadelphia
Cleveland at Baltimore
Detroit at Chicago (2)
No games scheduled
Wen Lest Fet. Behind
Jacksonville 4* 29 .(13 -
Macon 43 33 J** 2*4
Savannah ... 41 12 Jl* 4*4
Montgomery 2* 2* A27 (*4
Columbia 37 27 JOO SV4
Columbus 22 42 AM 19*4
Charlotte 31 41 Al 9 14*4
Augusta 2* 4* .3*7 IT
Macon *, Augusta I
Columbia 3. Charlotte 4 (IS lasings)
Savannah S. Jacksonville 7
Columbus 2. Montgomery 2 (11 innings)
Tuesday's schedule
Savannah at Augusta
Jacksonville at Macon
Columbia at Montgomery
Charlotte at Columbus
No games scheduled
No gamep scheduled
No games scheduled
Charleston at ManaapoUs postponed, rain
Columbus at St. Paul postponed, rain
Indiana polls 4-4. LguipvUlol-S
Toledo t. Kansas City )
Montreal T. Buffalo S
Syracuse 2-3, Ottawa -4
Hoc he star 4, Havana 2
Richmond 1-9, Trento M (first was
surfewed game of Mar 2>
Fort Worth 9. Dallas •
Houston 9, Beaumont 2
Son Antonio 9. Shreveport g
Tulsa 4. Oklahoma City g
Oracevilla *4. Panama Clip S-U
Andalusia-Opp S, Crest view •
Dothan 4. Fort Walton Beach 4 (Mo.
•ailed end 4th Inning, curfew)
Brooklyn at Now York <*)
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh <n)
It Louis st Ctnctanatl (a)
Chicago st Milwaukee (a)
Now York st Boston (a)
Washington st Philadelphia (a)
Cleveland at Baltimore (a)
Detroit at Chicago (2) (n)
Louisville st Indianapolis (a)
Columbus at St. Paul (a)
TOledo at Kansas City <n)
Charleston at Minneapllls (a)
Dallas at Tulsa
Oklahoma City at Fort Worth
Houston at Shreveport
Beaumont at San Antonio
Buffalo st Montreal
Syracuse at Ottawa (S)
Richmond at Toronto
Havana at Rochester (2)
Graceville at Panama City
Fort Walton Beach st Dothan
Andalusla-Opp at Crestvlew
Wen Lest Pet.
Toronto -41 II .Ml
Rochester - —44 21 .MS
Montreal 25 SO .538
Havana _ to 27 .06
Syracuse -21 IS .470
Richmond 2S IS .MS
Buffalo * IT .412
Ottawa —24 M .204
Wen Loot Pet.
ygff* - -s 3 J 8
Minneapolis ~M 14 .214
Kansas City 24 IS .200
Columbus 24 JT .Ms
Toledo 22 42 .424
Charleston 24 M .Ml
Won Last Pat.
Dothan —42 21 Jts
Andalusia-Opp M I* .442
Fort Walton Baach -22 24 424
Crestvlew 24 22 .412
Panama City - 2 M .411
Grace vlUe 21 M .429
Wen Lest Pet.
San Antonio 44 35 .578
Shreveport -48 M .252
Oklahoma City -44 41 .git
Houston - 45 41 il7
Tort Worth _.... 42 44 .404
Tulsa 41 4g .422
Sire- - ~::5 S SS
Boxing Results
NEW YORK (St. Nlchelas Arena)-
Cisco Andrade. 122. Compton. Calif ,
knocked out Johnny Dlliqe, 140. Bayonne.
NJ.. 10. v
BROOKLYN (Eastern Parkway Arena)-
Walter Carder, 104 H. New York, outpointed
Turn (Kid) Portuguet. 101. Costs Rica. 10.
MONTREAL - Billy Lauderdale. 151 H,
Hialeah. Fla., outpointed Freddie (Babe)
Herman. 142. Los Angeles. 10.
BUTTE. Mont-Ramon TUearW. 142.
Los Angeles, outpointed Pnolo Melts, 146,
Italy, 10.
Michigan State edged Wisconsin
by one game for the 1954 Big Ten
baseball championship. One of the
Spartan stars was relief pitcher
Bill Mansfield, son of Wisconsin
coach Abe Mansfield.
Dot Williams Tops
Navy Wives Loop
The Navy Wives Bowling League
started their second week of action
with a bang.
Dot Williams of Kotton King and
Ann Valant, of the Florida Fiah
Company keglers ere tied lor high
series with a 501. Agnes Bilder
back of the Lou’s Radio and Ap
pliance Store team rolled a 185 for
first place in the single game class.
Edith Blatt, who bowls with the
seme team rolled 182 for second
place and Dot Williams rolled a
180 for third place.
The standings:
Kotton King g 2
Islander Drive-in 6 2
Lou's Radio ft Appliance 4 4
Florida Fish It Poultry Cos. 2 6
Aronovitz Men’s Shop - 1 7
NEW YORK, OP) - The stock
market steered a steady course in
early trading today, with wide
price changes limited to a few
Du Pent, which shat up 15Vi
point* yesterday, we* hit by profit
taking early in this morning’s ses
sion. It opened two points lower
at 141 Vi and then dipped further
td 140V4.
Fractional gain* predominated in
the ateels, motors and aircrafts.
The oil* again sought lower levels.
The rails were mixed, with Santa
Te higher and Southern Railway
Up a point or more at one time
were Allied Chemical, Union Car
bide and American Optical.
Brokers again suggested that it
may be time for the market to
“take a rest” following the recent
steady advance.
TOKYO UH— More than 150 Japa
nese fishing boat* are stalled in |
south Japan harbors at the height
of the mackerel season because of
fear of being seized by South Ko
rean patrol boats.
Dozens of Japanese fishing boats
have been confiscated by Korean
patrols since last September. The
crews were released.
Racing silks hd their origin at
Newmarket, England in 1762.
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Giants Need Win To Retain
:'’ > - .
National League Leadership
Face Bums In
Crucial Series;
Maglie To Start
AP Sports Writer
The team that finished 35 games
out of first place last season de
fends its slim one-game hold on
the National League lead tonight
against the scrambling defending
And if Leo Durocher’s New York
Giants can salvage one victory in
the three-game set with the Brook
lyn Dodgers, they still will be tied
for first place.
Meanwhile, in the American
League, the three teams fighting
for the lead Cleveland, Chicago
And New York all take on clubs
that they hope to use to fatten
their averages. The league-leading
Indians play Baltimore; the White
Sox, a game and a half back, en
tertain the Detroit Tigers in a
double-header; and the Yankees,
three games in arrears, go to
This is an important set for both
the Giants and Brooks, and, as a
matter of fact, it is the first time
since Durocher has been at the
helm that the Polo Grounds crew
has started a home series with
the Dodgers in first place.
Ancient Sal (The Barber) Maglie
probably will -start for the Giants
in the first game. His opponent
will be Don Newcombe. In the
other games, Durocher plans to
start Jim Hearn and perhaps
Ramon Monzant, a Venezuelan
from Minneapolis; Carl Erskine
and Russ Meyer will get the other
two assignments for the Brooks.
The Dodgers, the defending
champions, have had their ups and
downs, but Manger Walt Alston
thinks the team finally has jelled.
He won’t come right out and say
so, but the feeling is that if the
club can sweep the series, the road
will be cleared for its third straight
“Some of the boys weren’t hit
ting,” Alston said. “But now that
Carl Furillo and Roy Campanella
have come around we have a much
better attack. The pitching is
All-Stars Have
Better Average
Than The Cubans
The Key West All-Stars will
carry a slightly better team bat
ting average into their three game
series next weekend with Tampa’s
Circulo Cubano nine. They’ll play
a single game Saturday and a
doubleheader Sunday.
The locals are hitting the ball at
a neat .306 clip while the Tampans
have compiled a .265 mark for the
Danny Lastres, former pro
shortstop. leads the All-Stars with
a .400 stick mark while Tampa's i
Sanchez paces that team with
The lineups: Tampa, Rubio, cf,
(.258); Miranda, c, (.286); Karns
riddle, cf, (.318); Solario, 2b,
(.211); Pullaro, If, (.294); Sanchez,
lb, (.341); Ifglesias, 3b, (.212);
Blanco, ss, (.200) and Burns, p,
For Key West. A1 Pazo, 2b,
(.350); Lastres, 3b, (.400); Butler,
ss, (.200); D. Roberts, If. (.350);
J. Henriquez, c, (.370); R. Salgado,
lb, (.333); C. Valdez, cf, (.250); T.
Anguierra, rf, (.200) and Rodri
guez or Vidal pitching.
straightening out fine, especially
since Newcombe’s arm trouble has
left him.”
Captain A1 Dark acted as spokes
man for the Giants.
“We’ve been looking forward to
this series for two weeks,” he said.
“When we got to the top we knew
we’d have to beat off the Dodgers
to stay on top. If we can win this
series, and I’m sure we can, we’ll
win the pennant.”
No regular games were sched
uled yesterday, but in exhibitions j
Binghamton of the Eastern League
defeated the Yanks 5-2: St. Louis
turned back their Rochester farm
hands 3-2; Boston stopped the
Giants 8-6; the Indians walloped |
the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-2; the
Philadelphia Phillies edged the
Philadelphia A’s 3-2 in seven in- ;
nings; and Cincinnati dumped the,
Detroit Tigers, 6-2.
Stars Challenge
Legion Baseballers
Biff Salgado and Julio Henri*
quez. co-managers of an All-Star
baseball team made up of former
members of the Key West High
School nine, who lost in an exhi
bition tilt to the Arthur Sawyer
Post Legion team, have issued a
challenge for a return engage*
ment for Thursday night at 8 p.m.
in the Wickers Field Stadium.
“We want to prove we are a
better club,” they said.
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