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- | - ~,,,, ■ , i ■ ■■■■■- 1 M "I I ■■ ■ ■ ■ ■'■■■ ■■■l. ■■■■ ■M. I ■I. IBM - June 15 Cut Not to Affect Nats Much : National League Race Continues Tight ROSTER NOW BUT 2 ABOVE LIMIT OF 25 Shifts of Players Likely to Be Made Soon —Burke Held in Good Trim. BY JOHN B. KELLER. BEFORE the Nationals return from their first Western swing of the year, the clubs of the big leagues, in order to conform with their rules, must reduce their playing rosters to not more than 25 players each. Un less some shifts are made in the meanwhile, this means that on June 15 the roster of the Wash ington club will have to be re duced by two, for at present there are on the Nationals' active list 27 players. Those now listed as active members of the outfit are 10 pitchers, 4 catch ers, 7 inflelders and 6 ouflelders. The pitching staff includes Herbert Pyle, drafted from Chattanooga last Pall, but never brought to Washington from the South this Spring. Among the catchers is Ed Gharrtty. who really serves the club as a coach. In the in field group is Harley Boss, first sacker returned by Chattanooga when a leg Injury made hinr useless to the South ern Association outfit. So far as Pyle’s case is concerned, there probably is nothing more to do than formally turn him back to the Lookouts. This very likely will soon be done, for in his training camp trial, necessarily brief, because he suffered with neuritis and could do little work, Pyle did not seem to possess major league possibilities. Oharrlty perhaps will be carried on the active list as long as room for another is not needed. If some new talent comes up, the veteran catcher will have his contract changed from that of a player to a coach, just as was done in his case last season. It’s different with Boss. The Nation als are eager to get a good understudy to Joe Judge, who has been first sack ing for them for many seasons, and now that Harley’s leg seems well on the mend, the youngster is apt to stick around for another trial. It was hoped regular toil with the Lookouts would benefit BosF’this season, but his injury kept him out of the Southern Associa tion cha>'4>ionship campaign, and now that he has come back to the parent club those in command believe the rookie might better be kept at hand. OTHER shifts may occur, though, before June 15 rolls around. The status of Carlos Moore, pitcher pur chased conditionally from Birmingham last year, still is uncertain. Moore’s purchase was made with the proviso that if he failed to make the grade by a certain date the Nationals could re turn him to the Barons, of course for feiting the deposit made at the time of purchase, hut if retained the bal ance of the puKMase price, saMTWo be considerable, would be paid on the date in question. Moore has had scant opportunity to show his worth thus far, but it seems the Nationals can ill afford to let go any pitching talent at hand until some other is bagged by them. At present nothing in the way of trades appears in sight and Bcout Joe Engel declares he has seen nothing of any real worth in the minors that is purchasable. All the good-looking young pitchres in the smaller leagues, according to Scout Joe, are tied to some Ng league aggregation. T TNLESS a change in pitching plans U for the series with the Red Box is made today, one of the games of tomorrow’s double-header will find on the hill for the Nationals Robert Burke, the 31-year-old left-hander, who halls from Joliet, HI. For several seasons now young . Robert has been striving to win his spurs as a big leaguer, but with Indifferent success. Every once in a while he has stepped out as a starter and made good, but more often he has been employed in relief roles. Burke has been on the hill five times this season, all in games here. He opened tin tor the first time against the Red Sox an April 22. In the first four rounds he yielded five hits and three runs, then gave way to Llska. That was the extent of the Red Sox scoring, but the Nationals had to go to the twelfth Inning for victory. April 30 he relieved Brown in the eighth in ning and checked a New York rally, but yielded a score in the ninth. On May 4 he relieved Thomas in the second Inning when the Browns were hitting everything pitched to them. No out had been recorded and Bob com pleted a walk Thomas had started to put *wo on. He made a wild chuck to left field after picking up a sacrificial bunt and three runs crossed, the bun ter rounding the circuit. The next batter socked Bob for a triple and Hadley took over the pitching, but the three-base hitter later was sent home by a sacri fice. Bob’s next time out was May 7, when he relieved Hadley in the fourth Inning with two Tigers on the runway and two out. He checked the rally superbly and went on to pitch three more Innings, in which the Tigers got but one hit be fore he gave way to a pinch-hitter. Bob was right that day and the next time out, May 12, scored over the White Sox in going a route and allowing just five hits. Two of the five hits and a wild pitch were mingled in the first inning to give Bush’s band two runs, all they counted during the fray. It took Bob some little time to get started, but once under way he appar ently arrived quickly. CHARLEYHORSE or no charleyhorse, Goose Goslln was expected to take his place in left field for the Nationals this afternoon, when the Red Sox were to be tackled in the first of two suc cessive double-headers in Griffith Stadium. The Goose’s leg was still quit* aore yesterday and he was ex cused from the morning drill that had all other Nationals in action, but Goslln isn’t the player to shirk when duty calls and a muscle soreness probably will not keep him idle. ROY BPENCER has just about bagged the first-string catching berth with the Nationals. The more one sees of Roy behind the bat, the more one is Impressed by his excellent receiving and good throwing. He ap pears much better as a batter, too. than he did the little he was used last season. INJURED FIGHTER GAINS DECISION IN 10 ROUNDS OMAHA, Nebr., May 21 oW.—With , his arm severely wrenched in an auto mobile accident 30 minutes before. Johnny Agrella, Omaha light-heavy weight, climbed into the ring last night at Fort Crook and defeated Chuck Middaugh, Omaha, by a decision in 10 rounds. Agrella was injured when the car in which he was ridirg skidded and THE DAYS OF REAL SPORT. . —By BRIGGS Heydler Proves Wise by Not Making N. L. Race Prediction BY JOHN B. FOSTER. NEW YORK, May 21 (C.P.A.).— President John A. Heydler of the National League proved un usually close-mouthed when asked at the beginning of the present base ball season to make some com ment on pennant possibilities in his or ganisation. His only comment was that he thought the race would be closer this year than it was last. He was right, as is shown by the five-way bat tle being waged for the lead. The closeness of the standing has been brought about because five clubs stand lower than they did a year ago, when the top-notch club in his league was not up to a percentage of .600. If that had been true later in the season there would have been much elation. There should be now. Unless some team of the senior circuit suddenly steps out in front and shows its vanishing heels to the other seven it is fairly cer tain that the National League pennant is not to be won this year until more than one team has taken a punch and sat down.for the count. In 1926 St. Louis won the pennant in the National league with a percentage of .578. No other National team ever MINOR LEAGUE GAMES SOUTHKBN ASSOCIATION. SKoSSKr ATBEVS: & KSSftVJSS&t AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Minneapolis. J: Kansas City, 1. Louisville, IS: Toledo._X. St. Paul. S: Milwaukee. 0. Indianapolis, 4: Columbus, S. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE. Newark, 6; Toronto, 3. Other'°« a mee ‘postponed (rain). PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. Portland. 11: Hollywood. 6. Missions. 17; Beattie. 1. San Prantlsco. 15: Oakland, 3. Los Ancelee, 8: Sacramento, 5. PIEDMONT. LEAGUE. Henderson. 13; Raleigh. I. Greensboro, li Durham, *. Hlsh Point. I; Winston-Salem, 0. TEXAS LEAGUE. Wichita Falls, 7; Dallas, S. Port Worth. 3; Shreveport, l. Beaumont. 3; Houston. 1- San Antonio, 8-1. Waco. S-0. SOtJTHEASTERNdLEAGUE. Tampa. 6-0; Selma, 3-1 (second same 7 m Pensacola. 13: Columbus, 5. Jacksonville. 5-0; Montgomery, 4-5 (second game 7 innings). THREE-ETE LEAGUE. Decatur,. IS; Quincy. 1. Bloomington, 3; Danville, 1. Terre Haute, 1; Peoria/1. Evansville, 10; Springfield, 1. WESTERN LEAGUE. Omaha. 5; Des Moines. 3. Topeka, 4; Oklahpma City, 3. 3t Joseph. U:’wichlta, f. Denver, 7; Puebla. 3. SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE. Columbia, 6; Greenville, 0. Charlotte, 0; Asheville, 7. Augusta, 0; Macon. 5. EASTERN LEAGUE. Btidgeport, IS: Springfield. 5, Allentown, 0: Providence, 3. Pittsfield. |; Hartford, 0. . . . Albany-New Haven, postponed (wet grounda) Standings in Major Leagues American League nmiDAl’l RESULTS. New York, 7: Boston. 4 (10 innlnss). Cleveland, 7—7; Chicago, 3—5. St. Louis. 8; Detroit, 7. Other clubs not scheduled. STANDING OF THE CLUBS. Iff? ’f: j| I Washington ..I—l’7| 11 II II SI 'll "31801101.067 Philadelphia ..I II—I II I! II II II ~4118.101.541 Cleveland ....I 11 l| —I II II I I Sll7|H|.Sss New York ITOI 11—I »| I 1 IIHIIII.MS Boston .1 li II II 4|-l l| II 01111171.414 Chicago I II Oi 41 II 11—1 II 31111161.407 Bt. Louis I II li 01 01 II II—I 41111181.179 Detroit' I II 0i II 1| II II 11-IHUQTiti 1 Oames lost.. 1101 lOtTaiTail7|l«|lß|aO|—|—| GAMES TODAY. GAMES TOMORROW Bos. at Wash. (2. l:30)Boa. at Wash. (I. 1:10) New York at Phils. New York at Phila. £.. Louis at Cleve. S, Louis at Cleve. antm tainwi i ' Jv * W\t Munim JSEatf* V V "* J V V WITH fUHSAI MO&SXSQ EDITION has won it with such a low percentage. This morning, with the pennant race still to run to the end of September, the Brooklyn club led the National League with a percentage of .586. That is a straw. It is also 81 points lower than the so-called standard —a mechanically fixed standard—of championship base ball. A team is supposed to play .667 base ball to be an assertive champion. Few play that well. A championship at .625 is very good. The clubs lower In the race in per centage than they were a year ago are Chicago. St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Boston and Philadelphia. The clubs that are higher are Brooklyn, New York and Cincinnati. i , _ Chicago won the pennant Tn 1929 and Pittsburgh was second, with New York third, and of the three the Giants are the only one to have improved. They are .536 as against .391 in 1929. They must thank their skill against Philadel phia for much of this, as they have won five games from the Phillies, who have yet to obtain a Victory over them. i The most disappointing team in the race is Philadelphia, for which great hopes had been held, due to the suc cessful finish of the team last year. There were 7V 2 games between the first and last club in the league this morning. A week of continued success by the Phillies and a week of continued defeats by one or two clubs in the first division of the race would change the standing so sharply that the losing manager would run into the desert to pray for relief. Not a team in the senior circuit has proved that it can start a runaway ride for the pennant. Pittsburgh surprised the fans at the start. Once the Cubs appeared to have settled to a steady and conservative gait. The Giants went West and returned home to get their ribs kicked by Boston and the Robins are now enjoying their turn in the pilot house. Here enters the most significant fact of all. In spite of the closeness of the race this year, and notwithstanding Its kicks and rebuffs, at each week end the Giants have been in the lead. On April 19, 36, May 3, 10 and 17 Saturday night has come around with the Giants on top. SANDLOT BASE BALL OAMES SCHEDULED.. District Grocery Stores vs. Seamen Oun ner*. tomorrow. Seamen Gunners’ Field, 5 o'clock. Ssks vs. Alexandria Cardinals, Sunday, East Ellipse, 1 o’clock. CHALLENGES. Isherwood A. C., same for Sunday with unlimited team having diamond. Atlantic 1408-W between 5:30 and 0 p.m. Gulf A. C.. midsets and juniors. Caton, Metropolitan 6013 between 4 and 0 p.m. Sam West Insects, all teams In their class. Lloyd Browns and Lansdons especially chal lenged. Atlsnttc 1575-W. Clover Peewees. Saturday and Sunday games. Metropolitan 8333. j. . . Monroe A. C.. Saturday. Monrofes have diamond. Coleman, North 6330. Senators, with strong teams In senior class. Cleveland 6488 after 7 p.m. Marberry Peewees, Satterfield, Clarendon 143-F-3 between 6 and 7 p.m. Ethos A. C , midget. Insect and Junior games wanted. Watson, 1503 Fourteenth. street. Colonial Insects want Saturday afternoon game*. Colonials have, diamond. Alexan dria 3311 between 6 and 7 p.m. Pontiac Midgets, games for June with mld- Jet and Junior teams. George Charnley. Atlantic 4185 between 5:30 and 6 p.m. MEETINGS. Georgetown Midgets, Insect*, 3600 T street, tonight. 7:30 o'clock. , .. nj ßt. Stephen’s Juniors, at clubhouse, to " Rational Circles, 330 Fourth street north east, tomorrow night, 7:30 o’clock. National League YESTERDAY’S RESULTS. Boston. 4; New York. 1., _ Brooklyn. IS; Philadelphia, t. Plttsbursh.. 0; -Cincinnati, 0. St. Louis, IS; Chicago, 3. STANDING OF THE CLUBS. rmfuprr ffufflli! 1 Brooklyn .....l-l «l SI »l «l ll'ifiWillliS St. Louis .... I 01—I 01 21 71 4| Plttsbursh ,8 --.POQ New York ....I 11 01 II Chicago ......I lI~4IJIJ 1 —I *!,?? Bogton~T77mil Cincinnati ...I 01 H JO I -? oi n Ol Game. iosi.lHw.tßllSilililMlßUeUßl^i^l laay W&nBZ WASHINGTON, D. WEDNESDAY, HAY 21, 1930! Shire « to Invade Stage , He Warns *Minor* Actors CHICAGO, May 21 (IP).— Charles Arthur (self-subdued) Shires. White Sox first baseman, has served notice upon John Barrymore, Richard Ben nett, George M. Cohan “and other minor league actors” that he will in vade the theater after the base ball season closes. ' “I can’t dance and I can’t sing, I can’t do anything on the stage— which makes me a perfect actor,” the Great One said. PRO TENNIS TOURNEY TO BE HELD IN PARIS PARIS May 21 The Interna tlonal professional tennis championship will be held at Roland Garros Stadium here upon exact dates to be fixed later, but some time between the close of the French hard court championships June 2 and the Davis Cup challenge round July 25. Invitations to participate have been sent to Vincent Richards and Howard Kinsey, American professionals. Karel Kozeluh, Czechoslovakian' ace, is a cer tain starter. Four Teams Are Having a Hot Battle in Government League BY FRANCIS E. STAN. WATCH the Government League now! If you like a fight take a peek at the four-team ,battle for the championship of the first half of this league. G. P. O. today Is at the top of the loop, but from the way things have been going, it doesn’t mean a whole lot. It’s been a see-saw scram ble all the way, and for the first time this season, a single team lays claim to undisputed first place. All hopes the Navy Yard supporters may have entertained were practically blasted yesterday when the hustling Government Printing nine pounded Lefty Kuhnert, who had won both games the Sailors are credited with. The | Printing Office team’s 6-to-5 win In a 10-inning game, was its fourth victory In six starts. If every member of the Navy Yard team put up half the game the ancient Johnny Bleler played, the Sailors might be still in the running. All Bleler did was to pound out three hits In four times at bat, score a trio of runs, drive across another, steal a base, work Pitcher Tom Heany for a walk, handle five chances afield and contribute the fielding gem of the league race when he robbed Lou Hollis of what seemed a certain home run. Although there Is a mathematical possibility of Navy Yard yet winning the first section of the loop, it is a pos sibility only. Interstate and Naval Hospital, the former now occupying second place in the standing and the latter in third with two wins and three losses, may have something to say about who will win the first half, but the Union Print ers, who share the runner-up place with Interstate, Is the team to watch. After a slow start the Typos have been setting the league afire and the club that wins the pennant will have to beat them. Umpire Ping Purdy bids fair to be come the Boy Van Graflan of thfe Gov ernment League. Local sandlotters al most unanimously declare that he Is one of the best umps In this vicinity and he is not only accurate In nearly every in stance, but puts himself across with his colorful "Steeerike” and “Bawl” calling. Pinch-hitter Corklns, who batted for Tom Heany In G. P. O.’s half of the eighth Inning, made one of the flukiest hits ever seen on local sandlots. Lefty Kuhnert delivered a ball which was only about 2 Inches from the ground, but Corklns went after It and not only hit the ball, but also the ground with his bat. The hit was a slow grounder down the third base line which Meehan, Navy Yard third baseman, could not get to first In time to catch the runner. f Western Electric Is at the top of the Industrial League by virtue of Its 9-to-6 vltctory over Holmes Bakery. Express pulled Into a tie for second place in the Terminal “Y” League by defeating Southern Railway, 17 to 6. Interstate will have a chance to tie for first place in the Government League this afternoon when it meets Naval Hospital. A win for the Hospital boys will put them In a tie for second place along with Interstate. The League-leading Pullmans will probably advance another notch when they taks on the weak Southern Peil m w tea "Fjttfss ss&'- PACIFIC COAST LOOP * TO TRY NIGHT GAMES SAN FRANCISCO. May 21 (&). Night base ball, which many magnates believe will save the American pastime from financial decay since its successful trial by Des Moines this Spring, will make its' debut in the Pacific Coast League at Sacramento, June 10. Lew Morelng, president of the league leading Sacramento club, announced here last night that the plan would be tried In the capital. Oakland’s Acorns will vie with Sac ramento in the first coast venture into the floodlights, and other teams will have their opportunities later. Morelng stated that five regular games will be played at night each week. Only the Sunday morning game at Stockton and the Sunday afternoon game at Sac ramento will be played by sunlight. v P. 0. BLANKS G. P. 0. Hitting opportunely behind the fine pitching of Greene, who gave up only one bingle. Post Office blanked O. P. 0.. 9 to 0. yesterday in a colored Depart mental League game. Commerce and D. C. Repair Shop will hook up in a Departmental League game. Tile Betters’ Union tangles with the Big Print Shop in the Industrial, and West Washington Baptist meets First Baptist in the Georgetown Church League. THE SPORTLIGHT 100 Per Cent So Frt. SO far, Bobby Jones has figured in three official starts since he lef theS pa£ed e with Doc Willing, he won going away in the four s<TthSlAtenmh cap n tam, e 9 Si ?n g d e ß. n oS Monday hTwon hole test for the VoW vase at Sunningdale, where he started 6°strbkes with 18 holes to go, and rushed in a 68 In just five days he opens hta most exciting campaign, the same being his third drive for the British amateur championship, where on Monday at St. Andrews 256 starters face the barrier to be whittled down to a surviving champion on the Friday that follows. If golf wasn’t golf the Georgian would be an odds on favorite to win. But no one yet has been able to tell at just what moment the old game will blow up with a crash in front of his nose; where touch and timing suddenly disappear From the mental and the psychological side this next start will be Jones hard est test. The passing of Leo P. Flynn recalls how close he was to bringing Jack Dempsey back to a double victory. Dm got the old mauler back as far as the famous “14 second” count, which will remain one of the classic pugilistic de bates as long as records are Printed. Both Flynn and Dempsey fe\t at the time that it was too much to keep a veteran such as Dempsey In training an Spring and Summer. _ . . The trend of modern sport is shown in the fact that Flynn, one of th? old-time boxing managers handler and trainer and director of many fighters, had given most of his* attention to golf In later years. At Dempsey’s training quarters in Chicago, Flynn had a two-hole golf course set up as soon as he had com pleted arrangements for the ring tnat Dempsey boxed- In. His new fad super seded the old. .. . If any one had said 10 years ago that there would soon be a keen golf rivalry between Leo P. Flynn and Jack Kearns the odds are heavy no one would have believed any such event possible. Yet both Flynn and Kearns turned into first-class golfers, able to keep around the low 80s and now and then slip into the 70 ranks. Flynn was as smart in his golf as he was in his boxing trade. He soon realised that the scoring range was from 150 yards up to the green and it was at 150 yards, 125, 75 and closer that he practiced. He made few mis takes around the green. Flynn was a colorful figure, who will be missed In boxing circles. Many a stray and almost unknown fighter will have a tougher time making a living, for Leo knew how to keep them busy. The concrete, iron and steel needed for the ring when Camera and God frey meet will be shipped to Phila delphia at an early date. The ropes will be made from steel cables. Simpson, the Ohio State sprinter, ran Into hard luck when the Interna tional Track Federation refused to allow his 9 2-5, made from starting PLAY FOR LEGION TITLE POSTPONED Series, Which Was Slated to Begin Sunday, Is Put Off Indefinitely. PLAY in the American Legion midget base ball championship series for District teams, sched uled td open Sunday under the auspices of the Capital City League, has been indefinitely postponed. Wessal Stewart, athletic officer of the Depart ment of the District of Columbia, an nounced today. Difficulties, which have arisen since the first organigation meeting more than a month ago, are responsible for the delay. Player contracts and fran chise money were supposed to be posted on May 15, but the date for filing these was postponed recently. Legion officials had expected to get play under way Sunday but found *lt Impossible to get all of the teams in line and make complete plans for the start on that date. Dates for first-round play in the midget class of the Capital City League have been announced as follows: Midget Class. May 25—King’s Palace vs. Senators; Lionels vs. Hurchman’s Store; George town vs. Sam Wests. June I—King’s Palace vs. Lionels; Senators vs. Georgetown; Hurchmau’s Store vs. Sam Wests. June B—GeorgetownB—Georgetown vs. King s Palace; Sam Wests vs. Lionels; Senators vs. Hurchman’s Store. June 15—Sam Wests vs. Kings Palace; Hurchman’s Store vs. George town; Lionels vs. Senators. June 22—King’s Palace vs. Hurch man's Store; Senator vs. Stn Wests; Georgetown vs. Lionels. At a meeting of Capital City League officials tomorrow night protests grow ing out of two opening league games Sunday are slated for settlement.- | Balls ton A. C. of the Virginia section of the unlimited class and Clark Grif fith Insects of the insect class are the protesting clubs. Bauserman Motor Co. was credited with an 8-7 win over : Ballston and Chevy Chase Cardinals were credited with an 11-10 victory over i the Griffiths. CLUB WILL GET SIO,OOO l WITHHELD FROM DUNDEE 1 MILWAUKEE, May 21 04>).—Judge . John J. Gregory has entered an order , directing the Wisconsin boxing com- I mission to surrender the SIO,OOO purse - withheld from Joe Dundee, Baltimore I prize fighter, for three years. * But Dundee did not win either the i ring or the legal decision. Attorney . George A. Bums, counsel for the Eagles’ Club, which started the litigation, said; ’’The order is pursuant to fi recent United ’States Supreme Court decision upholding the referee’s finding of no , decision’ in the Pinkie Mltchell-Dundee bout staged by the Eagles’ Club three years ago. . ’ . “For all practical purposes, turning over the money to the clerk of the court is a formality preliminary to paying it back to the Eagles’ Club.” CHURCH NINE IS READY. HYATTSVILLE, Md May 21.- i Hyattsvllle M. E. Church South s base ball team will open its sea son May 31 against Pierce •A. C. at Riverdale. The Methodists > have again secured the use of River . dale Field for their home games through \ the courtesy of John Henry Hiser, man ager of the Hyatts vllle team. Manager I Vernon Clarke is now arranging games 1 for the Methodists. Call HyattsvUle 1672-J after 5 p.m. blocks, but it is perhaps just as well. Starting blocks may provide no out side help, but Is allowed they may open the way to other artificial aids. There are too many artificial helps now being provided for various games to help break old records. The next move might have been some Spring attachment, calculated to catapult the sprinter some 10 or 15 yards up the Better made base* balls and bigger, heavier bats have upset all the batting traditions in the national game. There were many complaints about the foot ball when, a yeas ago, various shapes were bootlegged into action. The start ing block itself may have no effect upon time, but it is at least setting a prece dent in the direction of artificiality and outside assistance. A gate that Is opened an inch may soon be opened by 2 yards. Tolan’s mark of 9Vi seconds should get through, and young Wykofl’s mark of 9 2-5, made only recently, will come up later for consideration. That extra fifth of a second doesn’t seem much of a barrier to prune away, but, after all. It means about 7 feet in a 100-yard dash. YESTERDAY’S STARS. By the Associated Press. Babe Herman, Dodgers—Drove in 6 runs against Phillies with four singles and seventh homer. Larry French, Pirates —Held Reds to four hits and blanked them, 5-0. Lou Gehrig, Yankees—Hit single, double and seventh homer to drive in 4 runs and aid Yanks beat Red Sox, 7-4, in 10 innings. Wee Willie Sherdel, cardinals—Gave up eight scattered hits as Cards pounded out 16-3 triumph over Cubs. George Slsler, Braves—Singled with bases filled in tenth to give Braves runs that beat Giants, 4-3. HOME RUN STANDING. By the Associated Press. Home Runs Yesterday. Wilson, Cubs, 1; Klein, Phillies, 1; Berger, Braves, 1; Herman, Robins, 1; Lopez, Robins, 1; Gelbert, Cardinals, 1; Gehrig, Yankees. 1; Stone, Tigers, 1, and Morgah, Indians, 1. The Leaders. Wilson. Cubs 13 Klein, Phillies 10 Berger, Braves 9 League Totals. National 169 American 1H Grand total 2CO ’ } Features and Classified Mangin Is Made Member Os U. S. Davis Cup Team Joseph W. Wear, chairman of the United States Davis Cup commit . tee, has announced that Gregory Mangin of Georgetown University would join the Davis Cup squad and be taken abroad provided the Ameri cans come through the tie with Mexico at the Chevy Chase Club tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. The United States team plans to sail on the Berengfcria June 3. Mangin won the Eastern intercol legiate tennis championship in 1929 and was runner-up to Berkeley Bell of Austin, Tex., for the national title. Bell also will accompany the ' United States team abroad if it sur vives the American zone matches. Whether he and Mangin get into the European zone play will depend on their showing at Wimbledon and other places. CUP NET HAY HERE STARTS TOMORROW h Americans Heavy Favorites to Defeat Mexicans at Chevy Chase Club. PLAY in the Davis Cup zone tennis competition between the United States and Mexico will open to morrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock on the Chevy Chase Club courts. Draw ings were to be made today. Two singles encounters and an ex hibition doubles tilt in which Gregory Mangin, Georgetown University crack, and Berkeley Bell, substitute on the Yankee team, will face a pair from the United States combination, will make up the program tomorrow. There also will be exhibition matches on Friday and Saturday. Play is sched uled to end Saturday. Though regarded as heavy favorites the United States team is taking noth ing for granted and is getting in stem practice on the Chevy Chase courts. The Mexicans who have been drilling energetically for several days have an nounced that they now will idle until play starts tomorrow afternoon. Lawrence A. Baker, chairman of the tennis committee of the Chevy Chase Club, has announced that 250 grand stand seat tickets for the matches will be held for the use of District public high school students who present their athletic association 'Cards. The tickets will be sold to- the students at the re duced price of sl. Arrangements for taking care of the large crowd expected are nearly com pleted. Tickets may be bought at the Chevy Chase Club, Bpaldings and at the Junior League headquarters. The Babe Has Four Areas for Hitting BY AL DEMABEE. (Former Pitcher New York Giants.) From personal observation and also from conversations I have had with Babe Ruth I believe his total home runs are pounded out from the four hitting areas in practically the per centage I have shown in my above cartoon. I have noticed and Ruth admits that at least half his total home runs for a season are on low fast balls or curve balls that break in side. Practically one-quarter of his circuit clouts off right-handed pitch- Home Run (ft?'? l|fl % IL-HC 1 ers are made on high, outside, fast balls that he hits into the stands in left field. About one-llfth of his long drives are made on high, inside fast or curve balls from left-handed pitchers. Ruth gets many a base hit but very few homers from low fast balls outside. If he has any weak ness, this is the spot. The question naturally arises: Why do not the pitchers pitch low outside to the Bambino? The answer to that one is that the big fellow would probably hit that type of ball through the box and kill most of the pitchers in the American League. And the average pitcher doesn't want to commit suicide. In other words, a brave hurler can hold the Babe to a double by pitching low, fast balls outside. (Copyrlsht, 1B30.) NINES ARE MAKING WEEK END BOOKINGS • Independent sandlot base ball teams of the District group are rapidly com pleting their plans for the week end. Though many teams have listed oppo nents a considerable number have yet to close dates. George Harrison, hustling Virginia White Sox manager, writes In that he has listed the Pepco team for an en counter Sunday at 3 o’clock on the Baileys Cross Roads (Va.) Field. , Northwestern Cardinals are after games for Saturday and Sunday with strong unlimited class nines having dia monds. The Cards also are seeking a oltcher. Call Hank Duryee at Cleve land 5902 after S:3O p.m. PAGE C-1 DAY SHIFTS 6 OF 8 CLUBS IN STANDING Braves Make It Four Out of Five From the Giants. Dodgers Hold Lead. BY HUGH S. FULLERTON, JR. Associated Press Sports Writer. THE amazing race of the National League clubs for the higher places in the standing has stolen the show in big league base ball from their rival circuit. Four games were played yesterday in each major league, and while the American was offering but one change in the standing, a shift of the seventh and | eighth place clubs, the elder circuit left just two clubs in their former posts. The Brooklyn Robins, who became the leaders only Sunday, held their place by trouncing the Phillies, still the ; tailenders, 18 to 9. All the rest shifted about. The New York Giants dropped from second to fourth place for the day’s biggest fall, while Pittsburgh made the best climb, going from fifth to third. „ Even the Boston Braves, rankest of all outsiders, lound themselves in the struggle as they downed the Giants for 1 their fourth victory in the five-game l series. Led by Wally Berger, a hard ■ hitting recruit from Los Angeles, who , seems to have found a lot of "cousins” on the Giants, the Braves pulled out a ’ 10-inning triumph, 4 to 3. Berger scored both of Boston’s runs in the reg . ular nine innings, one of them on his . ninth homer of the year. George Sta ler drove in the rest, getting a timely • single in the tenth after Larry Benton i had weakened just enough to fill the [ ba The Braves are in sixth place today, * having moved up a notch through their I triumph, but they are only V/ 2 games • behind the league-leading Robins. Brooklyn had almost no trouble hold i ing the top, as they pounded three Phil • ly pitchers for 18 hits to get their 18 t runs. Adolfo Luque was none to bril . liant on the mound, but the heavy t Brooklyn hitting enabled him to last - the distance. Sues Gain Two Notches. > Pittsburgh leaped up two places in ( the standing as Larry French shut out • the Cincinnati Reds with four hits to l give the Pirates their third straight : victory. For seven innings French had ■ a tight battle against Red Lucas, hold i ing only a one-run lead, but the Pirates ■ came through in the last ttjre frames to make it 5 to 0. The St. Louis Cardinals followed the ■ Brooklyn system, downing the Chicago ! Cubs 16 to 3 to move into second place - s and sent the Cubs doom to fifth. The Cards got all their runs in four big innings.' Another St Louis team, the Browns, brought about the only alteration in the American League standing by down ing the Detroit Tigers, 8 to 2, and ex changing places with them. The Browns went into seventh place. They scored / five of their runs in the seventh inning to drive Elon Hogsett from the hill. With the first and second teams. Washington and Philadelphia, enjoying a day of scheduled rest, the first division of the league improved its position a bit. The third-place Cleveland Indians scored a double victory over the Chi cago White Sox, who hold the fifth post, by scores of 7 to 3 and 7 to 5. Both teams hit freely, but Willis Hudlin, in the first game, and Ken Holloway and Wes Ferrell, in the second, made Chi cago’s blows less effective. The New York Yankees had to go 10 innings to gain a 7-to-4 victory over the Boston. Red Sox, as Ed Durham did some great relief pitching. Taking over the job in the third Inning, Dur ham gave only one hit up to the tenth, then weakened suddenly to yield three hits and as many runs. CAPITAL CITY NINES HAVE BIG SCHEDULE With nearly twoscore games sched uled, Capital City Base Ball League teams will be plenty busy the coming Saturday and Sunday. Here is the complete card: SATURDAY. INSECT CLASS. * Section A. Lionels vs. Snud Coleman*. No. 1. 3 o’clock (Mr. Fitzgerald). Cades vs. Corinthian*. South Ellin**, It o’clock (Mr. Fitzaerald). Wonder Bor* vs. Burroughs. Burrouth* Field, 1 o'clock. Section B. Georcetown vs. National Caoital*. East El Hose 1 o’clock (Mr. Fitzgerald), Sterlings vs. Clark Drlfflths, No. 3. 1 o’clock (Mr. Curtin). Columbians vs. Chevy Chase Cardinals. No S. U o’clock (Mr. Curtin). FFEWEE CLASS. Montrose vs. Colony Theater, No. 3. 11 o'clock (Mr. Wiles). * Georcetown vs. Bt. Paul's Club. No. 4. 11 o'clock (Mr. Mahoney). Lionels vs. Joe Cronins. No. 3,1 o’clock (Mr. Wiles). Allens vs. Cardinals. No. 10, 11 o'clock (Snud Coleman). SUNDAY. UNLIMITED CLASS. District Section. Skinker Eades vs. Mohawks. Friendship. 3 o'clock. Army Medicos vs. St. Joseph's. Walter Reed. 3 o'clock. Foxall A. C. vs. Woodman of the World. Foxall. 3 o’clock. Burroughs A. C. vs. Astecs. Burroutha Field. 3 o'clock. Anacostia Eatles ra. Columbia Helfhts. Congress Heights. 3 o’clock. Frinee Georges Caanty. Mount Rainier at Bowie. 3 o’clock. Brentwood Hawks at Dixit Riga (Seat Pleasant). 3 o’clock. Bersßrn at Hyattsrllle (Rlverdale). a o'clock. Virginia Section. Woodlawns at JeSerson District, 3 o’clock. Cherrydale at Ballston. 3 o'clock. Bauserman Motor Co., bye. Mentgeasery County Section. Takoma Tigers at Chevy Chaaa. 3 o'clock. Bethesda at Rockville. 3 o'clock. Colonials and Kensington play May S 3. SENIOR CLASS. Section A. C. A. O’Briens vs. Holy Comforters (dia mond to be named). Nolan Motor Co. vs. Anaeostia Motor Co.. No. 3. Fairlawn. 3 o’clock. Metropolitans vs. Centennials. Chevy Chase, i o'clock. Section B. Olmstead GrlU va. Majestic Radio. No. 3. 3 o’clock. Lionels vs. Curtin’s All-Stars. West Ellipse. 1 o’clock. Pierce A. C. vs. MlUer Furniture (diamond to be named). JUNIOB CLASS. Kensington Howltsers vs. Arlington. No. 10. 3 o'clock. Meridians vs. Bethesda. Alta Vista. 3 . o’clock. Acme Printing Co. vs. Lionels. West El lipse. 3 o'clock. s Mardelles v* St. Stephen's. South Ellipse. 1 o’clock. Sid Homers vs Y Flashes. East Ellipse. 3 tick. MIDGET CLASS. Lionels vs. Hurchman's Store.. No. S. 1 o'clock, v Georgetown ve. Sum Wests. No. 3. II o'elpek. , King’s Palace vs. Senators. No. 7.1 o'clock.