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/ WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1932. PAGE D—1
Nationals Hire Berg as Manush Signs: Dean, Card Rookie, Lacks Pitching Poise
Deal Involving Judge and
Harris Reported in Con
flicting Camp Gossip.
BY TOM DOERER.
BILOXI, Miss., March 10.—
Camp Griffith bristled with
news and rumor today, an
even mixture of both, the
news serving to add foundation
and credulity to the vapory re
ports. News happenings were:
The signing of Heinie Manush,
the balky outfielder, who came in
not balky, but back-slapping, and
as ruddy as a Norwegian sailor.
The hiring of Moe Berg, veteran
catcher, a star with the White Sox
and a failure with the Cleveland In
dians more recently.
The second visit in two days to
Griff and Johnson of H. P. Dawson,
general manager of the Baltimore Ori
oles, encamped near here.
Clark Griffith’s reticence in talking
on the possibility of the young out
fielder, Ralph Boyle, being returned
to Baltimore.
His reticence in saying what was
going to happen in his catching de
partment, and his reluctance to talk
of a rumored trade in which a veteran
pitcher was to be acquired.
Flock of Rumors. Too.
And the rumors which kept the
lobby squads buzzing and fanning
were:
Outfielder Boyle’s own belief that he
ought to have another year in the
minors.
A shake-up In the Mtching depart
ment which would send out a veteran
and a youngster or two youngsters, one
to Baltimore and one to Chattanooga.
That Joe Judge, the first baseman,
and Dave Harris, the outfielder, were
to be used as trading material for a
pitching deal.
And the odd bits of speculative gos
sip which worried the rookie pitchers
»liu uiaue uie veterans iuuk. aiuunu.
Manush dipped the pen in ink and
asked where the dotted line was lo
cated after dinner last night. He
came in just a few minutes before,
sun blistered and back slapping, from
west Palm Beach, Pla., where he had
been Wintering.
“I’ve never seen him in better shape.
He appears to be serious,” said Griff,
happily.
“Peeling great, give me a bat,”
laughed Heine, wrestling with Ed
Gharrity and Walter Johnson and
chasing Col. Billy Smith, the business
manager, through the hotel lobby.
Moe Berg added to Roster.
Heine’s blustery arrival was interrupt
ed by the news from Griff that he had
just wired for Morris (Mce) Berg, re
leased last year by Clevelai i, to appear
at camp and put on the overalls of the
catching department. It must have
startled Trainer Mike Martin, for the
last report on the big Gotham young
man, with nine years of major league
playing behind him, was that he was
in bad physical shape, injured in the
legs and badly in need of repairs.
Tha matter was referred to Griff by
your correspondent. “Berg is coming
to this club with the understanding that
he is in shape and can make good. I
believe he can,” said Griff. “He had
double pneumonia and was injured with
the Indians, and they, of course, let him
out. He is a free agent. He believes
that he is in shape and that he has
fully recovered. We can only wait and
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Moe is due to report at once.
Berg broke Into big-time base ball in
1923 with Brooklyn as a shortstop, was
optioned to Mlnneapolls-Toledo in
1924, where he played short, and then
was released to Reading.
Purchased by White Sox.
Purchased by the Chicago White Sox,
Berg played the 1926-7 seasons at short
and second and then went behind the
plate. Last year the Indians took a
gamble on him, and the results were
not very encouraging.
Whether your Uncle Clark is going to
use him as a coach or whether as a
regular will depend upon what the
big 6-footer has to show him. But
his employment has the present catch
ing staff of the Nationals rather flus
tered, and it does not take much to
nettle players these days of many men
and few jobs.
Just what is taking place in the
visits with General Manager Dawson
of the Baltimore club is a matter of
much speculation. There are more
rumors over this than Andy Mellon had
worries.
For instance, I hear in breezes from i
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Ralph Boyle, Griff's very young and
smart-looming outfielder, is to be sent
back to Baltimore for further season
ing. It is also said that the Baltimore
flock is anxious to borrow a catcher for
a short period. And the catcher would
be Maple.
Here’s Griff’s reply: “We will not do
any business with Baltimore now about
players. If they want to borrow a
catcher, being in need of one for Spring
training, we certainly will favor them.
I am going to do nothing about Boyle
at the moment. I must give him a
trial.’’
Judge Showing Fine Form.
As to Joe Judge being used as swap
ping material, here is something that
ought to answer that. Looking upon
the young veteran strutting his stuff
today, Griffith said Judge had shown
him workouts during the last few days
that had startled him.
•‘'That fellow hit three of the prettiest
blows off those kid pitchers—and they
are serving up plenty of stuff now—that
I have seen him do in many years. He
is surprising me, and when I tell you it
is going to be fight for the initial sack,
I mean every word of it.”
Judge is in marvelous condition. A
Winter at the Jewish Community Cen
ter gym, in Washington, has put the
veteran on a keen edge. He is hopping
around as spry as a 2-year-old and
punching with the bat as he has not
done in years. Joe Kuhel is in for a
test, as sure as gun is iron.
It appears as if the camp is geared
up now as high as it can get In rumors,
actual news and stiff workouts. To
day’s drill was a peach. Yesterday’s
was a kayo, with Walter Johnson step
ping off the mound with a stiff neck.
Lloyd Brown out with an Injured el
bow, Joe Kuhel slowed up with a severe
sty on his right eye and Johnnie Ken
complaining of stiff legs.
Golf Gets the Go-by.
Brown has tossed aside his golf clubs
for the training period, because of the
army injury. It is his right arm, not his
flipping mitt. Johnson, too, put aside
his golf clubs for the day because of
the stiff neck, and it appeared as if the
great game of golf was hard bit.
Flimsy gossip gets no play from the
gray pilot. He dismisses it with a
wave of his hands and a bristling of
On the
Side Lines
With the Shorts Editor.
BY DENMAN THOMPSON.
WITH a lot of smoke
emanating from the
camp of the Nationals
in regard to projected
trades, one designed to add a
veteran pitcher to a staff none
too strong numerically, it may
be assumed there is some fire.
The answer probably is that
Owner Clark Griffith still is
busy sounding out rival mag
nates in regard to deals cal
culated to strengthen his entry,
but what they will involve if,
and when any are completed, is
u. matter or conjecture.
Griff’s reiteration of his as
sertion that Judge is to get an
even chance with Kuhel for the
first-basing job is likely to pan
out only in the event the club
is unsuccessful in its efforts to
get some worthwhile talent in
exchange for him.
Joe’s Age a Handicap.
THERE is no question the
veteran physically is ca
P a b 1 e of satisfactorily
guarding the initial sack for
another season or two, but he
obviously is not the type to
build up with, and that is a
matter the management is
principally concerned with.
We have had a hunch right
along that Judge will be found
in a Detroit uniform when the
campaign gets under way, and
still have it, but that would not
necessarily mean the acquisi
tion of a Tiger pitcher. It is
morely likely to be a catcher,
and the news that Moe Berg
has just been added to the
roster does not alter the situa
tion.
Berg no longer is a young
ster, being in his 31st year, and
his physical condition recently
has been such that his ability
to help a big league team is
extremely doubtful.
The Jewish player came up
with the Brooklyn Dodgers
just 10 years ago as shortstop
and after roaming around in
the minors for a couple of
years landed with the White
Sox, who converted him into
a catcher.
Only One Good Year.
IN his nine years as a pro
fessional Berg has had just
one good one, and one in
which he played more than
a third of the scheduled games
That was in 1928, when, in 107
contests with the Hose he
carved a batting average of .287.
Berg is a big man and smart
—he is credited with being
able to speak half a dozen
tongues—but they didn’t in
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last year, when he drew his
unconditional release ' from
Manager Peckinpaugh after
getting into only 10 games
with the Cleveland Indians.
The Nationals admittedly
are in need of some one to help
out Roy Spencer back of the
bat, but it is difficult to see
how Moe’s linguistic talents
will aid in this respect.
Judge wants to Join Bucky
Harris at Detroit, where he is
assured of playing regularly
and a salary satisfactory to
him, and Ray Hayworth would
fit in nicely here as under
study to Spencer.
Let’s hope Griff can land
the Bengal backstopper, if
Judge has to go.
ARMOUR AND DUDLEY
COLLECT $750 EACH
Tommy’* Birdie Clinche* Victory
Over Burke and Golden
in Four-Ball Final.
By the Associated Press.
MIAMI, Fla., March 10.—Tommy Ar
mour and Ed Dudley have won victory
and chief spoils in Miami’s $5,000 in
ternational four-ball tournament over
Billy Burke, national open champion,
and Johnny Golden of Noroton, Conn.
Armour sank a birdie 4 on the thirty
fourth hole yesterday to end a 3-and-2
match that the locker room dopesters
figured for Gene Sarazen and Johnny
Farrell, who were defeated in the semi
finals Tuesday by the champions.
Golden, with three birdies and four
one-putt greens to the seventeenth,
gained help from Burke on the eight
eenth when the latter sank a birdie 4
to square the match.
Dudley dropped a birdie 3 on the
twentieth and sent his team 1 up,
holding the advantage until the twen
ty-eighth, when Armour came back to
win with a pretty 6-foot putt. They
halved the twenty-ninth, thirtieth and
thirtv-firsfr onH flnlHon tnnlr ft half fit !
the thirty-second as both Armour and
Dudley sank approach shots in par
figures. All took 3s on the thirty-third.
Armour went into the rough on the
thirty-fourth, but recovered with his
iron shot and two-putted for a 4 to
win the match and tournament, 3 and 2.
The share of the winners was $750
each. Burke and Golden each took
$250. __
his eyebrows. But you can’t help them
cropping up and sometimes out of
these rumors come a puff of flame.
Then you are sorry that, maybe, you
never brought them up.
Any how, life down here is at last
getting worth while. Rumors blow.
Griff snorts, news pops, players look
qulzzled. and the war correspondents
are disturbed in their afternoon siestas.
I’m going down on the beach and
punch a pelican in the nose, in delight.
(‘‘Those are sea gulls, Mr. Doerer.
not pelicans"—Miss Parker, manager
Postal Telegraph at Biloxi.)
All right, I’ll smack down a few sea
gulls.
PYTLAK MALES
AS TRIBE CATCHER
Buffalo Rookie Apt to Be
Regular—Koenig Making
Progress as Hurler.
By the Associated Press.
NEW ORLEANS, La., March 10.—
They are making big predic
tions for Frank Pytlak, rookie
catcher with the Cleveland
Indians.
Pytlak, who was purchased from the
Buffalo Internationals last Winter, has
been showing so much ability with bat
and glove that he may be a regular In
the line-up this Summer, instead of
third-stringer behind Luke Sewell and
Glenn Myatt.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March 10.—
Manager Lew Fonseca of the Chicago
White Sox intends to be a playing
pilot, at least at the start of the 1932
American League campaign.
Fonseca worked In left field yester
day, and indicated he would be there
when the grand opening comes off. Hal
Anderson, the recruit from St. Paul,
is his present choice for center, with
Bruce Campbell, a Chicago youth, the
leading candidate for right field.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 10.
—Mark Koenig, veteran inflelder of the
New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers,
may yet realize his ambition to become
a pitcher. Manager Bucky Harris let
him pitch the first three innings of
yesterday’s game against the Pacific
Coast League Seals, whom the Tigers
trounced 5 to 3 to make it two in
a row. Koenig allowed two hits, one
run and two bases on balls.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March
10.— On top of two rainy days In the
last four, the failure of Goose Goslln to
sign and the absence of four other
players, the St. Louis Browns are
dogged by more bad luck in the form
of sickness.
Jimmy McLaughlin, recruit for third
base, is In bed trying to fight off an
attack of the grippe and Coach Jimmy
Austin has a stomach ailment.
Varied Sports
Basket BalL
Gettysburg, 44; Franklin and Mar
shall, 22.
College Hockey.
Harvard, 4; Yale, 4; overtime—two
overtime periods.
Pro Hockey.
New Haven, 3; Philadelphia, 1.
Windsor. 7: Pittsburgh 3
Young Infield, Additional
Mound Strength and Speed
Developments at Cub Camp
(This It the fourth of a teriee of first
hand Associated Press stories on mafor
league prospects.)
BY PAUL ZIMMERMAN.
AVALON, Santa Catalina Island,
Calif., March 10. — Generous
quantities of speed have been
instilled in the Cubs this Spring
in an effort to thrust Chicago boldly
into the front ranks of the National
League base ball race.
To be sure, Manager Rogers Hornsby
has done much to strengthen his pitch
ing, but the chief result of training
activities is an infield rejuvenated by
youthful replacements.
Hornsby Gives Way to Herman.
The Rajah is enthusiastically bench
ing himself in favor of Bill Herman,
the 22-year-old lad wno moved in from
Louisville last Pall to finish the season
with a .327 batting average and a field
ing mark of .939 at second base.
Sensational work of Stanley Hack, a
fledgling at third, appears to have
furthered the cause. Like Herman a
22-year old, Hack has forced out the
veteran Lester Bell with the same smil
ing confidence with which he was
checking deposits and withdrawals as
a bookkeeper in a Sacramento, Calif.,
counting house a year ago.
Hack’s career has been short but
sweet. He made a long Jump from the
bank to class AA ball with Sacramento
last Spring. Then a batting average
of .352 and fielding mark of .942
caused Chicago to post a fancy sum.
Hack Stars at Outset.
“How good is Hack?" was the
Rajah’s first question when he arrived
here. The tall, broad - shouldered
blond youth gave a most convincing
answer in the first exhibition with the
New York Giants, hitting two triples
and fielding well.
Hornsby has not worried about first
base or shortstop. The veteran
Charles Grimm, at the age of 32, still
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IN THE STAR.
CASINOS have Increased their
lead over the second-place
Palace team in the National
Capital Duckpin League race. Sam
Hawksworth of Casinos, through
sensational work, has displaced Har
ry Krauss in the battle for Individual
honors. Other leaders include Thye,
Roberts, J. Eiker, Harley, Halley,
Oehler, Michaud, Goodman, Pear
son, Fowler, Everett, Lewis, Lemmon,
Farrow, Carroll, Loveday, Morris and
Baum.
Eddie Foster now is the only Na
tional who has not yet arrived here
to join the party which will go to
Charlottesville to train with the
younger members of the Washington
squad. George McBride, shortstop,
reported here yesterday.
A party of fans went down to
Charlottesville today to get their first
peek of the season at the ball squad.
In the party were Tice Madlgan,
Sam Steinberger, Frank Nicholson,
Pete Bennett. John Becker, Martin
Becker, William Engel, Tommy
Crooks, Tom Cantwell, Dutch Stersser,
Herman Walz, Lew Newmeyer and
GoldiqSigmund.
SchloSser, center of the Georgetown
U. basket ball team, played every
minute of every game for the Blue
and dl*ing the last four sea
sons. -The Hilltoppers ended their
campaign for this Winter when thejr
lost to BuckneU last nigh*
can move around with speed to spare
at first, and Elwood English, the reg
ular shortstop, who hit .314 and fielded
.964 in 1931, need cause no sleepless
nights for the Rajah.
Burleigh Grimes, so prominent a
member of the world championship
St. Louis Cardinals last Fall, probably
is the outstanding new asset of the
pitching staff.
Good Pitching Prospects.
Lyle Tinning, a big Nebraskan with
a record of 24 wins as against 2 defeats
with Des Moines of the Western League,
along with Ed Baecht and Lon Wameke,
two sturdy right-handers of a year’s
service, give promise of furnishing help
to the old guard, Pat Malone, Charles
Root, Guy Bush and Bob Smith.
In the outfield Riggs Stephenson al
ready has forgotten about his broken
leg of last season to almplify Hornsby’s
problem. Hazen Cuyler is certain to
have one of the other outer garden
spots, leaving Lance Richbourg, former
Brave, to squabble over what is left with
persistent youth.
No change Is expected in the catching
corps, which the Rajah terms the best
in the league, for Charles (Gabby)
Hartnett la pegging second In great
form. His supporting cast will be Ral
Hemaley and James (Zach) Taylor.
SWIM MEET HERE
Women’* National A A. IT. Title
Event Awarded Capital.
Washington was assured a big-time
tank exhibition In connection with the
Bicentennial sports program yesterday
when the National A. A U. authorities
ruled that the women’s national Indoor
swimming championships will be held
here.
The scene of the meet will be the
Shoreham Hotel’s Venetian pool. It will
be held some time In April.
The awarding of the championships
to Washington was a surprise, for it
had been announced by the A. A. U.
that the meet would be held on the
Pacific Coast.
KAPPA ALPHAS TRIUMPH
Krajcovic Leeds In Victory Over
Tower Club at Maryland.
Led by Jess Krajcovic, foot ball and
track luminary, Kappa Alpha Frater
nity won the basket ball championship
of the University of Maryland last night
by defeating the Tower Club toesers,
22 to 10, In Ritchie Coliseum. Krajco
vic scored eight points.
Last night’s game was the final of
a round-robin series between the Tower
Club, general Intramural champion;
Company B, R. O. T. C., title holder,
and Kappa Alpha, fraternity champ.
Hoyt’s Diet Plan
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CLEARWATER, Fla., March 10.—
Waite Hoyt, the American
League cast-off, not only is
making a strong bid for a regular 1
pitching berth with the Brooklyn
Dodgers, but he Is In a fair way
to become the club’s dietitian.
When the overweight members of
the squad heard of Hoyt’s diet, !
which brought him down more than
20 pounds since last year, they be
gan taking It up. Hack Wilson al- '
ready has kxt 13 pounds by this
method, l
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Tilt With Alumni March 26
Will Open an Attractive
13-Game Schedule.
BY EDWARD A. FULLER, Jr.
WITH most of last year’s team
available, St. Albans School
Is looking to a good season
In base ball.
Preliminary work already has been
started by the Cathedral school candi
dates and they hope to get down to
serious drills next week, when there will
be no classes, following Spring exami
nations this week.
Dick Fletcher, second baseman, and
Bob Freeman, shortstop, are about the
only important losses by graduation.
LEADING members of the squad in
clude Raymond Patton, pitcher;
Conway Thom and Bayne Castle,
catchers; Bits Chesley, first baseman;
Bob Lorton, third baseman, who Is cap
tain, and Ned Shippen, John McGee
and Frank Sterrett, outfielders. Castle
probably will be used in the outfield
when not pitching, as he is a capable
fly-chaser and a rather good hitter.
Fletcher, who attended Western last
year, is among new candidates expected
to make a stout bid for a berth.
Just what may be expected from the
other new aspirants will not be known
until Rev. James Henderson and A. J.
Todd, the coaches, have had oppor
tunity of getting a good look at the
squad in action.
Manager marshall holcombe
has completed an attractive 13
game schedule for the St. Alban’s
nine. The first tilt will be with the
alumni March 26 on the Cathedral
school diamond and the card also will
Include, among others, contests with
Mercersburg Academy, a school that
has not appeared on St. Alban’s sports
schedule In some years; Eastern, the
District defending public high cham
pion; Western and Episcopal Academy
of Philadelphia, all to be met on the
St. Alban's diamond. A short Virginia
foray will be taken In April to meet
Camp Chesapeake School and Christ
Church School. A game with Navy
Plebes at Annapolis April 30 is another
high spot.
Here’s the complete St. Alban’s
schedule:
March 26—Alumni.
April 2—Mercersburg Academy.
April 5—Western.
April 12—Episcopal.
April 16—Woodberry Forest at Orange.
April 19—Eastern.
April 22—Camp Chesapeake School
it Gloucester, Va.
April 23—Christ Church School at
Christ Church, Va.
April 25—Charlotte Hall at Charlotte
Hall.
April 30—Navy Plebes at Annapolis.
May 2—Swavely at Manassas.
May 9—Shenandoah Valley Military
kcademy.
May 14—Episcopal Academy.
Training Tilts
Jy the Associated Press.
Yesterday's scores;
At Bradenton. Fla.—Cincinnati (N.),
r; St. Louis (N.), 0.
At San Francisco.—Detroit (A.), 5;
Jan Francisco (P. C.), 3.
Today’s schedule:
At Sarasota, Fla.—St. Louis (N.) vs.
Indianapolis (A A).
At San Francisco.—Detroit (A.) vs.
Jan Francisco (P. C.).
Miguel a Wizard as Trainer
Martin Due Much of the Credit for Keeping Griff men in
Fine Physical Condition.
BY TOM DOERER.
BILOXI, Miss., March 10.—If
the colors of the Washing
ton base ball club are shot
to the top of the American
League flagpole this year, credit to
its hoisting may be attributed to
proteins, calories and diet.
And with them credit can be placed
upon the sun-kissed brow of Trainer
Mike Martin, whose advice on diet has
been followed by at least three of the
members of the Nationals, who felt
that a heavy waistline and a sulky
disposition to speed up kept them
from their best last year.
While this whole camp has mar
veled at the athletic fitness of Pitch
ers Ftrpo Marberry and General Crow
der and Inflelder Joe Cronin, few have
known that their condition is due
most of all to their having followed
the advice of the veteran trainer dur
ing the off season.
Crowder is in the pink, Marberry
came in 25 pounds under his old
weight and Cronin buzzed into camp
under weight and looking the happy
picture of the result of a medical
conference.
If these three boys go into actual
combat as they are declaring they will,
it Is going to be a tough season for
the opposition. And all of It because
the boys left the club last year de
claring to give Mike's diet scheme an
honest test.
Mike, it is said, told the trio in a
sound talk that their health meant
their salaries and that, unless they
began taking off some of the weight
line, their batting and pitching lines,
too, were going to show effects—but
they would become thinner.
Mike’s advice to the boys, and they
are aU Mike’s boys, always is taken
seriously. He has been giving advice
to ball players since 1904, when he
was with the Yanks, then managed
by Clark Griffith, present Washing
ton owner.
But he made an especial plea to the
trio because he felt that the Nationals
were going to need their services badly
this year and that the players, them
selves, were more than anxious for a
big season.
"7 don’t want any credit for the
condition of the three boys,” says
Mike. "They deserve every praise
themselves. They had to cut cut the
things they liked and that means
something to a player during the off
season.
"But the off season is when all of a
trainer's good work goes for nothing.
You worry about them during the play
ing season, watch their hurts and
bruises, their diet, and do everything
but put the covers on them in the
evenings.
“But when they need yon most b
Turing the off season, when weight
is collected, which cannot be re
moved except by hard seasonal work,
if at alL
“So, if these boys followed my train
ing advice during the Winter they not
only helped themselves but made my
Job easier for me this Summer.”
Mike believes the Nationals are a
better behaved ball club than many.
The club is more of a family outfit, he
thinks, and this has a tendency to
cause the boys to keep in condition.
Martin is a student of that great
athletic conditioner of many years
ago, Mike Murphy. He believes that
few can excel the old trainer's
methods, which were only, after all,
following the golden rule of athletics.
Sitting here in the lobby of the
Biloxi Hotel, Mike holds court for the
youngsters. They parade In, tell him
their aches, and what’s on their minds, j
where they are going, and what they
u-e going to eat in town.
Mike gives them a fatherly warning
ibout sweets for athletes, wearing top
coats when Its chilly and keeping their
feet warm when It's damp. ]
This ruddy-faced little man fits
in his Job here well. He is a very ]
valuable asset to Griff, in that he <
knows exactly what his boss ex- i
rts of the men and the best way 1
get the Information over to hb
boys, l
There were gastritis attacks and i
pains in the stomach in camp and t
Mike went after the boys. He held a (
meeting and told the youngsters that c
rich sea food and sweets and over
indulgence In many foods were going y
a slow them up, and keep them far- t
her away from what they were down i
sere after. e
And the advice was adhered to, and c
the little aches and pains no longer t
are in evidence. J
Sees U. S. Regaining Davis Cup !
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Shields Satisfied This Year’s American Tennis '
Could Overcome British or French. I
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By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, March 10.—Frank
Shields, the handsomest of
America's tennis hopefuls. Is
satisfied in his own mind
that the Davis Cup is about to come
back to the United States for a nice
long visit.
He feels that he and Ellsworth
Vines, playing the singles, and
George Lott and Johnny Van Ryn,
knocking them off in doubles, will
have an edge on any combination
either Great Britain or France can
summon to battle for the historic
trophy.
The Ml, Mack-haired insurance
broker was cornered after be bad
&
completed an hour’s practice tor the
Indoor championships, starting here “
Saturday. He appeared in fine fettle. J
showing no trace of the knee Injury J;
that forced him to withdraw from
the finals at Wimbledon last year
and troubled him in the Davis Cup f
play at Paris. L
“I feel we have a great chance to n
win the big cup this year,” he ad- w
mttted. "Of course, there’s no cer- *
tainty I’ll be on the team, but no
matter who is picked to play the c*
singles with Vines, we should have c
our best team in recent years.”
Unlike Bill Til dan and other ex
perts, Shields does not regard Great
Britain as the biggest threat to
America’s hopes. He says the S
Frenchmen still are the cnee to beat, h
even with Jean Borotra en the li
sidelines. «
DIZZy IS HEADLESS,
WILD IN HIS TRIALS
Finds Big Leaguers Won't
“Bite” at Bad Ones—Worth
Seen in Carleton.
BY ALAN GOL’LD,
Associated Press Sports Editor.
Bradenton, Fla., March 10.
—The camp followers of
the Cardinals, casting about
today for the answer to
what’s wrong with Jerome Her
man (Dizzy) Dean, discovered at
least three reasons for the past
ing that the lanky rookie pitching
“OO auouiucu ill ills illSu IWO
exhibition starts.
.vP6,411, was as wlld yesterday, when
tfte lowly Cincinnati Reds tapped him
tor 5 runs in 3 innings, as he was in
effective against the Athletics at Miami
last Sunday. So far he has not shown
anything like the form expected of him
He has yielded 12 hits and il runs in
4 Innings.
Not Fooling Batters.
Dean blames the bad weather and
tne fact that he has not yet regained
the weight he lost through an attack
of “flu.” Some of the players feel that
Dizzy is a little upset by the big
leaguers not ”biting” at bad balls the
way they may be tempted to do in the
Texas League. Gabby Street, the saga
9j°u®. l«®der of the world champions,
thinks It is Just a matter of adjust
m«it and time until Dean settles down.
I agree with Diz on the score that
be has had to work on the two worst
and windiest days we have yet had in
the training season,” remarked the old
sarge. “But that doesn’t altogether ex
plain his lack of control. I think it
will Just take a little longer for this
boy to settle down. There Is no ques
tion In my mind he has the real stuff.
I have seen him work and I know
what he can do.
■“This bad start may be the very best
thing for him, In a way. It will show
him what he has to do and help him
learn some lessons quicker. For exam
ple, when he had two strikes on Andy
High he laid the next one in and
Andy smacked It. You can’t do things
like that with good hitters.”
Carleton Star of Rookies.
Meanwhile the sharps have begun
to predict that James O. (TWO Carle
ton. the Texas boy who was Dean’s
teammate at Houston, will be the best
of the three rookie pitching stars so
widely bailyhooed in the Cardinal camp
this Spring.
Carleton has been much more ef
fective in his exhibition work than
either Dean or Ray Starr, the Roch
ester recruit. Tex has convinced Gabby
Street he can use his head as well as
his right arm. Carleton won 20 and
lost 7 with Houston last season, a rec
ord almost on a par with Dean’s fig
ures, 26 and 10.
D. C. JOINS COLORED
BASE BALL LEAGUE
Seven Other Cities in East-West
Circuit—Prank Warfield
to Manage Here.
A franchise has been obtained by
Washington in the newly-formed East
West Colored Professional Base Ball
League, it has been announced.
The Washington team is being or
ganized by John W. Dykes, Rhody A.
McCoy and Walter C. Johnson. Balti
more, Philadelphia, New York, Pitts
vicfcwuu, ana one omer
:ity also will have teams in the loop.
Frank Warfield, former second base
man of the Hilldales and Baltimore
Black Sox, lias been signed to manage
She Washington nine and players now
ire being obtained.
The fan who suggests an accept
able name for the club will be given a
season's pass. Proposed names should
De mailed to the owners at 1936 Ninth
street. •
A league meeting will be held Sunday
o make final arrangements for the sea
son.
INDEPENDENT QUINTS
HOLD SWAY IN MEET
}ix Beach Quarter-Final Bound in
National A. A. IT. Play at
Kansas City.
ly the Associated Press.
KANSAS CITY, March 10.—Inde
cent teams are gaining the edge
>ver college quintets as the field nar
ows down In the National A. A U
lasket Ball Tournament here.
Of the eight teams facing the quar
er-flnal barrier today, only the Mary
llle. Mo., teachers and South Dakota
vesleyan were on hand to represent
he original 11 collegiate crews in the
hampionship drive. Six of the 21 ln
ependent survive.
Four of the college teams fell by the
»yside yesterday. The Maryville squad
ndefeated champion of the Missouri
ntercollegiate Athletic Association,
Umlnated Phillips University of EnicL
>kla., 23 to 17.
Dakota Wesleyan was hard put to
urn in a 38-to-38 overtime decision ftVPF
ae rasaaena, Calif., majors. They
ad tied at 13 In the first half and at
1 In the second.
J£‘v,IndePendents' San Francisco
nd Wichita, Kans., remained in the
inning, with two chances each to win
ae title held the last two years by the
fichlta Henrys.
San Francisco representatives are the
tfympic Club, which triumphed over
ockhurst College of Kansas City, 26
* Young Men’s Institute, which
■nt the Oklahoma City Hupps to the
lowers in defeat, 27 to 26
Southern Kansas stage Lines scored
^L~P^l?y,?ustlng toe West Texas
eachers from Canyon, claimant to the
ktf! team in
» world. 37 to 26.
Hie champion Henrys beat a scrappy
«"» Mill team from Monroe,
28. They are matched to
uht ^ st- Louis Sugar Creeks,
bo eliminated Bethany College, Kan
is Conference champion, 28 to 19
The Schuessler Athletic Club of Chl
*o took the Diamond Oilers of Tulsa,
kla., by a 1-point margin, 17 to 16.
— m---.
SANDE PLANS TO HIDE.
MIAMI, Fla., March 10 OF).—Earl
mde, once America's premier rider,
n announced hie intention of apply*
• ** * Jockey's license. He says ha
in make 122 pounds.

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