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WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1932. PAGE D-l = - - ' ' 1 ' ■ - » -- = Coffman Big Disappointment to Griffs: Foxx Goes for Ruth s Home-Run Record -BROWN HURLER FLOP IN 3 STARTS Al Thomas Named to Pitch Game Nesded to Obtain Even Break in West. BY JOHN B. KELLER. CLEVELAND, June 23.—Wind ing up their first swing around the West this sea son, the Nationals today needed a victory over the Indians for an even break in their 16 game invasion of this sector of the American League. A1 Thomas, one of the two pitchers acquired by the Wash ington club during this tour, was to make his first start for his new outfit. Manager Walter Johnson was hopeful this new' hurler would fare better than has the other, Dick Coffman. Thomas certainly could not fare worse. CofTmm, picked up from the Browns in exchange for the s'Hithpawing Carl Fischer and a generous amount of cash, has been a bitter disappointment to his new club thus far. Highly touted as a clever slabman after several seasons of experience with the St. Louis club that got him from Washington in a trade eome years ago, Coffman has been any thing but that with the Nationals. He has started three times and sustained as many defeats. NOT only has Dick been beaten badlv as a National, but he also has taken his beating early in each of his efforts. In his three games, he has pitched a total of only seven and one third innings. In them he has yielded Ifi hits for 25 bases, fi parses and 14 runs. 13 of them of the earned variety. Coffman lasted only four innings when he faced his old clu'o. the Browns. They battered him for four runs In the fourth and the Nationals never were in the running thereafter. He went but one Inning against the Tigers. Then he gave up four runs, a handicap too great for his club to overcome. Against the/ Tribe yesterday when the Johnson band was licked. 11 to 2. and tumbled into fourth place. Dick tolled but two and one-third innings to take a four-run 6lamming in his portion of the third. While Coffman's control has not been ; of the best, it hasn't been wildness par timlsrlv that has hurt him. H? hasn't; pi" bed himself cut to many batters. Instead, mc't of them have swung l rgeinst his first or second pitch and e th» ball on its way to distant parts i f the lot. He simply has yet to show anything that might foil the opposition. Too bad. for inconsistent at bat as they are. the Nationa s r.eed all the ‘ g od pitching it was hoped Coffman would give them. FIVE cf the Cleveland line-up that faced Coffman yesterday landed on his pitching during his brief term on the hill. The tribe found him as easy to hit as had the Browns and the Tigeis. It was no wonder that before Coffman gave way to Monte Weaver the Peck pack had run up a score large enough to overcome a Washington club that was all but helpless before Mel Harder's hurling. Porter's single and Averill's walk were wasted by the tribe in the first round, but a pass to Myatt became a run in the second inning when Kamm's single and a double play that did not go by wav of the plate followed. ^nrter greeted Coffman with a double at the rutset of the third innirg. then things that spoiled the tiav for the Na tionals occurred swiftly. Burnett walked on four pitches and tallied with Prrter when Averill rattled a triple oS the fence back of right center. Vos mik's two-bagger meant another score, but Joe, too ambitious, was snared when he endeavored to lengthen his hit. Mor gan followed with a single, though, so Manager Johnson decided Coffman had had enough. And so had the Indians, but they did not knew it at the time. TO make certain of the game, the Tribe proceeded to rake Weaver the remainder of the round. Monte got rid of Myatt. but he un corked a wild pitch while Kamm was up. then Willie moved Morgan to third with an infield hit. Along came Cis sel! to double, sending home the tally Coffman had left on the runway and the. one Weaver had just put on. Harder followed with a single to tally Cissell, so before Porter, up for the second time in the inning, lofted out the Indians had hung up six runs for the round Weaver's pitching proved no better than Coffman's. The Tribe went on to sock him in two more innings for scores. In all, the Peck pack ccmbed th" Washington pitching for 16 safeties totaling 26 bases. Porter socked four cf the hits and two were two-baggers. Just a great afternoon for Dick and th"1 other Indians. In sharp contrast was thp work of the Nationals at bat Eight hits, three of them made by Carl Reynolds, spread over six innings, were gleaned off Harder. He also gave three passes. Two of the hits and one of the passes accounted for all the Johnson band's scoring, which was done in the fourth, after the Tribe had the game tucked away. Cronin walked, pulled up at third when Reynolds doubled and crossed after Vosmik got West’s hoist. A single bv Bluege then tallied Reynolds. All the Nationals could do thereafter was get a runner as far as third base twice. IT was Vosmik day at League Park and. rontrarv to precedent, the In dians' left fielder, after receiving gilts from his many Cleveland admirers at the plate before the pastiming began, proceeded to crack two doubles and play a whale of a game afield. Myer made the first Washington fielding mispiay of the series when he kicked a grounder to put Kamm on in the ninth. Johnson sent his second-string ers Into action in the seventh with Kingdon, Kerr, Kuh^ and Maple sup planting Cronin, Bluege, Judge and Berg. Rice took Manush’s place in the eighth. Kingdon in his only time at bat bounced a sweet two-bagger off the right-field screen. Harris grabbed Weaver's tat in the ninth and singled. It was the fourth hit in six pinch-bat ting efforts this trip for the Sheriff. Mat Matches PORTLAND. Oreg.—Everett Marshall. 216. La Junta. Colo., defeated Nick Elich, 200. New York. 15:02, 3:00; How ard Cantonwine. 220, Iowa, and Ivan Vakturoff. 218. Russia, drew, five rounds. Dirk Raines. 227. Texas, and Dr. Leon ard Hall, 225, New York. drew, three rounds. (Lajt two matches under Aus MftUh system!, I Disputed Title Battle Proves 15 Rounds Too Short a Route To Determine Fistic Superiority BY WILBUR WOOD. NEW YORK, June 2'.—In the cold, sober light of the day after the day after, four con clusions having to do with the Sharkey-Schmeling fight stand out clearly. For one thing, it is glaringly apparent that 15 rounds are not enough to determine who is the better man beyond cavil. Also, It is evident that the Boxing Commission, by the use of ordinary common sense, probably could have prevented the cross miscarriage of justice which marred the bout. Thirdly, the ever-growing wave of sym pathy for Schmeling seems destined to make a martyr of him. Finally, even the German's severest critics new admit that he really can fight. Touching on the first point, it is un fortunate that under the boxing law of the State contests are limited to 15 rounds, too often insufficient to bring about a knockout or even an over whelmingly decisive margin on points. Even the most rahid Sharkey partisans admit that had the fight been set for 25 rounds, even George Kelly and Gunboat Smith probably would have been able to see Schmeling as the wunner. Sharkey, as any one with half an eye could see, was all in at the end of the fifteenth, while Schmeling was as fresh as ever. As to the Boxing Commission and its faults of omission, it does seem that the board's insistence on putting in Smith as the third man was child ishly stupid and stubborn. Without for a moment wishing to give the im pression that there was any repre hensible act by the commission or any of its officials, would it not have been ordinary common sense to have kept the Gunner on the sidelines after the outcry raised against him by Joe Jacobs’ Schmeling’s manager went before the board to ask that each manager be allowed to submit a list of ac ceptable referees, the third man to be one whose name appeared on both lists. Jacobs says he was not given a chance to submit this proposition. Minor Leagues Southern Association. Chattanooga. 13-7; Nashville. 6-7. (Second game called end of eighth, darkness.> Knoxville. 11; New Orleans, 5. Atlanta. 5-0: Memphis, 4-1. Others not scheduled. International League. Montreal. 4-0; Jersey City. 2-6. Rochester. 9: Baltimore, 8. Newark, 6: Buffalo. 4. Reading. 3; Toronto. 1. American Association. Columbus. 8: Minneapolis, 5. Toledo. 15; St. Paul. 7. Indianapolis, 6-1; Milwaukee, 2-1. Kansas City, 10; Louisville, 3. Eastern League. Allentown. 11-3; New’ Haven, 5-5. Springfield. 14: Norfolk. 3. Hartford. 1: Bridgeport, 0. Albany, 6; Richmond, 4. Texas League. Galveston. 4; Dallas, 0. Houston. 4; Tyler, 0. Beaumont. 8-1: Longview. 1-6. San Antonio, 5; Port Worth, 4. Western League. St. Joseph. 7-6: Omaha. 1-14. DesMoines. 8; Oklahoma City. 3. Denver, 12; Tulsa. 3. Pueblo, 9; Wichita, 5. New York-Prnnsyivania League. Harrisburg. 6: Elmira. 3. Hazleton. 8; Wilkes-Barre, 6. York. 8; Binghamton, 2. » Williamsport, 12; Scranton, 6. Pacific Coast League. Sacramento, 10; Missions, 6. Three-Eye League. Quincy, 7; Springfield. 2. Peoria. 10; Terre Haute, 0. Danville, 10; Decatur, 6. MERELY FLINGING WASHINGTON. AB. R. H. PO. A. E Judfce. lb. 3 0 0 6 0 0 Kingcon. ss. 1 ® } 2 2 ? Myer. 2b. 5 0 1 2 2 1 Manush, if. 4 0 0 3 0 0 Rice. If. OOOOOO Cronin, ss. 2 1 1 0 3 0 Kuhel. lb. 1 0 0 3 0 0 Reynolds, rl. 4 1 3 1 0 0 West, cf . 4 0 0 5 1 0 Bluege. 3b. 2 0 1 1 2 0 Kerr. 3b. 1 0 0 0 0 0 Rare. .. 1 0 0 2 0 0 Maple, .. 2 0 0 1 0 0 Coffman, p. 1 ® ® ® ? 9 Weaver, p. 2 0 0 0 1 0 •Harris . 1 ® i _ _ Totals . 34 2 8 24 11 1 CLEVELAND. AB. R. H. PO. A. E. Porter, rf. ® 2 4 6 0 0 Burnett, ss. 4 1 0 ® 2 0 A-.erill. cf. 9 12 2 2 2 Vosmik. If. * 1 2 4 0 0 Morgan, lb. 3 2 2 10 1 ® Myatt. c . 4 1 1 1 0 0 Kamm. 3b. 5 12 0 10 Cissell. 2b. i 1 1 2 2 0 Harder, . 4 ^ _ -I Totals . 39 7l 18 27 9 0 •Batted for Weaver in ninth. Washington •■°®®*®??2 0 Cleveland ....0 1 6 0 0 3 1 0 x—11 Runs batted in—Averill <3>. Cissell <3'. Porter, Vosmik, Morgan. Myatt. Harder. West. Bluege Two-base hits—Porter (2). Vosmik (2>. Cissell. Reynolds. Averill. Cronin, Morgan, Harder. Kingdom Three-base hit— Averill. Sacrifice—Bluege Double play— Cronm to Myer to Judge. Left on bases— Washington. 9: Cleveland, 11. First base on balls—Off Crffman. 3: off Weaver. 4: off Harder, 3. Struck out—By Coffman. 1; by Harder, 1. Hits—Off Coffman. 6 in 2',» in nings; off Weaver. 10 in 5n innings. Wild pilot,—Weaver. Losing pitcher—Coffman. Umpires—Messrs. Nallin and Van Graflan. Standings in Major Leagues THVRSDAY. Jt'NE 23, 1932. American League. YESTERDAY’S RESULTS. Cleveland, 11; Washington. 2. St Louis. 17: New York. 10. Chicago, 9. Philadelphia, 4. Detroit, 0; Boston. 5. «C=£3rof§;i3 8 ~ I = £ £ S ? : : S . . So.. New"York.I—i 7i~»nir7l 41 41 91421181,705 Deirolt .I 1'—I 31 31 71 71 91 4,34I2«;.5*7 Philadelphia ..I «l tl—I SI 41 61 21 9 38 281.MO Washington ..I 71 ll 71—1 21 1 81 9 3&l7gi.5a6 Cleveland ....! II H 41 11— I »l SI 6I35I2»'.547 St Louis.I 11 41 21 71 41—1 «l 7i21!SllJ0d Chicago .I 1! 41 l|*l 41 41—I 5I22I38I.M7 Boston .rII 01 21 41 01 11 SI—111.49 .1*3 I Lost .HSI2«l28i2>l28l3UHI49l—I—1 GAMES TODAY. GAMES TOMORROW. Wash, at Cleveland. N York at St Louis. Open date. Phlla. at Chicago. Boston nt Detroit. being told to run along and have no fears that he would not get a square shake. Yet. in spite of all the talk, Smith was sent In to handle the fight. From Chicago comes a statement by Secretary of State Edward J. Flynn that, as a result of the malodorous de cision Tuesday night, he Is inclined to recommend that the boxing law be repealed. There is nothing wrong with the boxing law. It is in its ad ministration that the fault lies. Coming to the third point, it seems that the injustice inflicted upon Schmeling may not be wholly without its compensations. All Wednesday a stream of telegrams poured into Schmeling's headquarters in the Hotel Commodore, condemning the decision and congratulating Max upon his bril liant fight and sterling sportsmanship in accepting the unmerited verdict with the smile of a true sportsman. Tlie thing is assuming the proportions of an avalanche .- •-— WILL NUMBER PLAYERS National League Votes to Follow in Footsteps of American. NEW YORK. June 23 The National league held its regular June meeting at the Commodore yesterday and de cided to number Its players, thereby following a custom begun by the Amer ican league several vears ago The Boston Brave, which was the only team not represented at yeaterday'i meeting, alreao, had adopted the sys tem Commenting on tlie decision. John Heydlcr. |e»g president, said "The league owner frit that there was a general demand m the part of the public that the pia.ers be numbered " • MARINE NINE VICTOR. QUANTICO Va June 23 Quantico Marines defeat d tlie Wallbroo* A. C of Ba'timnir h^r* yesterday, fi to 4 Porters single in th* seventh that scored two runs broke up the game Rcep and Gunning t it homers for the Marines. Sharkey Fears to Fight Him Again, Max Holds, but Avers He’ll Get Baek Title Anyway BY MAX SCHMELING. Former Heavyweight Champion of the Wo: Id. NEW YORK. June 23—Now that it Ls all over, I find it difficult to analyze my feelings. There is no regret, for I have nothing to regret. If I had to fight the fight over again I would fight the same way. I think it was a winning way. I have not the feelings of a loser. Instead, there is a feeling of futility, of the uselessness of my effort. Per sonally, I have no ‘'squawk" over the turn of affairs that relieved me of the title, but in my own heart I am satis fied that I gained the victory I won. Sharkev got the spoils. . It is not my purpose to cry over spilt milk or harp on the fight. So much for that. What about the future? TT docs not stretch cut bleakly before -* me. I am sure I will regain the title in another bout with Jack Sharkey, provided he is fair enough to give me another fight. I do not care when that fight comes. I am ready right now— but let him enjoy his laurels. He fought a good fight. It was a clean and sports manlike fight. He did hit low a few times, but I am sure not intentionally and I did not mind. I do not think these low blows were taken into consideration by the officials who ruled against me, and I do not care. I won without that. Perhaps there will be another match with Sharkey this September. I sin cerely hope so. I do not see any bout in sight that will bring him as much as another meeting with me. But I fear he will not be willing to fight me again. Dempsey Scores Sharkey Win Gob Gains Nothing, Schineling Is Unharmed by Decision as Jack Figures It. By the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES, June 23.—Dis approval cf the decision which transferred the heavy weight title from Max Schmel ing to Jack Sharkey was expressed here by Jack D:mpsey, former champion. “As I get it,” said Dempsey, who beat Sharkey in 1927. “Sharkey was pasted good. The verdict doesn't do him a bit of good and it does the German no harm. I believe Sharkey emerges more unpopular than ever. Not that .it is his fault, -1 National League. YESTERDAY’S RESULTS. New York. 9: St. Louis, 1. Pittsburgh. 7; Brooklyn. 6. Philadelphia. 11: Chicago. 2. Cincinnati, 14; Boston, 8. Chicago .I—FII 61 41 4i 7l~SI 7184:261.567 Boston .I 21—I 2! 6110! SI S1 1 32129 525 Pittsburgh ...I 41 21—1 21 51 »: Cl 61281271.509 Philadelphia ■ I SI 61 41—1 61 SI 61 4IS2.S3I.492 Brooklyn .I 4 5i 41 51—I 21 71 41311321.492 S;. Louis.I 4! 31 41 41 1'—I 31 91281301.483 New York.I 21 31 II 81 31 41—1 6I27I20I.482 Cincinnati ... I 71 71 61 41 31 21 21—1311371.486 Lost .126129127133132 301291371—I—I GAMES TODAY. GAMES TOMORROW. S'. Louis at N. York. Bklyn at Boston. . Bklyn. at Boston. N. Y. at Phlla. Chicago at Phila. Clncln. at Pittsbgh. others not scheduled. Others not scheduled. 11 suspect Sharkey will retire before he consents to meet me once more for the title. The reason is obvious to me, at least. Somewhere Sharkey was quoted as saying that the "next time” I would have to take the short end of the purse—I would be made to "know how it feels.” Let me say right now that the purse does not interest me. I get as much of a thrill out of winning a good fight from a worthy opponent as any of the old-time fighters we read about. While I am fighting, I do not ! think about the purse. I CAME through the fight with a couple of minor injuries. Along about the fifth round, when I drove a left, the blow met Sharkey's elbow in glanc ing fashion, hurting the left thumb-nail. It is a bit bruised locking, but it will be all right in a little while. The right thumb was sprained on Sharkey's head in the seventh round. While I think X won, I was not satis fied with the fight Itself—I was not satisfied tvith Sharkey's part in it. He continually ran away. Sharkey is a smart fighter. He knew if he fought with me he would get knocked out. So he ran for safety, now and then stop ping fof an instant to shoot a left jab or a counter. He knew that was the only way to save himself. Well, he did save himself, and now he has the title. I bear him no grudge. I hope he en joys it He has waited long, as he says. But I will win the title again. Maybe not from Sharkey, for he may never meet me again. And—I wouldn't blame him if he didn't. One thing I must say for Sharkey: He fought ganely for he took a severer beating from me than he ever took In the ring before. (Copyright. 1932. bv the North American Newspaper Alliance.! but the experts seem to be unani mous in stating that the wrong man's hand was raised. "I know better than to judge lights from radio description, but when so many fight writers string with Schmeling, it looks like somebody booted one along the line. "If Schmeling's manager was suspicious of Gunboat Smith in the referee’s role, why did he stand for him? He says he knew a week ago that something was wrong. Well, then, why didn't he stand pat against such a referee and refuse to go on? That's what I would have done.” Asked if he would consider meet ing Sharkey in the ring. Dempsey said: "Fight Sharkey? Yes, and no. But on the other hand-.” He dropped the subject and gave his views of the title bout. Dempsey came here yesterday from Reno, where he has a night club and also is engaged In pro moting boxing bouts. He spent last evening at a night club with Lina Baaquette, former screen actress and dancer. Stars Yesterday By the Associated Press. George Uhle, Detroit—His great relief pitching beat Boston and moved the Tigers into second place. Gus Suhr and Tony Piet, Pirates— Their hits in the eighth defeated Brooklyn. Harvey Hendrick. Reds—Hit a double and three singles and scored three runs against Boston. Carl Hubbell and Bill Terry, Giants— Their pitching and hitting, respectively, licked the Cardinals, 9 to 1. Flint Rhem. Phillies—Held the Cubs to six hits for his fourth straight vic tory since joining the Phils, _ , COPS HOPE TO COP Police Nine Banks on Watt to Subdue St. Mary’s Celtics Sunday, THE Metropolitan Police nine Sun day will attempt to accomplish a trick no other local sandlot club has succeeded in doing so far this season—invading Alexandria and defeating the crack St. Mary's Celtics. The police are placing most of their faith In Prank Watt, former pitcher for the Philadelphia Nationals, who now’ ts a private in the police force. Watt is a former star of the old Alex andria Dreadnaughts. The Celts have been going at a merry pace all season, picking up where they left off last year. Manager Charlie Corbett of the Cel tics Will inaugurate a new policy start ing Sunday. Women w’ill be admitted free to the games. Tom Clark, brother of Earl Clark, Boston Braves’ outfielder, expects to leave Sibley Hospital the latter part of this week and resume his outfield post w-ith the Youngstown team of the Central League. Tom, who played in the Depart mental League last year after a trial with the Grills in Biloxi, is recuperat ing from an appendicitis operation. Yesterday’* Results. Treasury, 6; Union Printers, 1. (De partmental League.) District Repair, 14; Agriculture, 9. (Departmental League.) Washington Terminal, 7; Dixie Pigs. 5. (Industrial League.) Commerce. 15; Treasury, 4. (Colored Departmental League.) Sanlco Warehouse, 6; Airways, 4. Maryland Macs, 7; National Training School; 2. Games Wanted. Ballston A. C. Call Clarendon 339-J-l. Public Documents, for tomorrow. Call Decatur 2747. Bladensburg Juniors, for Sunday. Call Hyattsville 1515. Mount Rainier, for Sunday. Call Emerson 8108. Wilkerson Preps, for Sunday. Call Potomac 6356-W. Jewish Community Center, for Sun day. Call Decatur 3030. Fort Humphreys, for Sunday. Call Fort Humphreys 335. Woodbum Eagles, for Sunday. Call Columbia 9231. Quantico Indians, for Sunday. Call Quantlco 311. 20 YEARS AGO IN THE STAR. WASHINGTON drubbed Phila delphia, 12 to 4, scoring 7 runs in the sixth to clinch victory. Howard Shanks played a great game in the outfield for the Na tionals. George McBride and Home Run Prank Baker hit circuit drives. Democrats topped Republicans, 21 to 20. in a ball game for the bene fit of the Boy Scouts and Play ground Association. The contest went nearly six innings and re quired three hours. Buck Becker, Washington boy, who was tried out as a pitcher by the Nationals, has been sold to the Atlanta team. New York Giants widened their lead in the National League, de feating the Boston Braves, 17 to 5, and 14 to 12. Chevy Chase golfers downed the Columbia Country Club llnksmen, 3 to 2. Representing Chevy Chase were: W. F. Reybum. Samuel Dal zell, Allan Lard, Walcott Tucker man and Morven Thompson. Al pheus Winter. A. S. Mattingly, E. B. Eynon, jr.; Dr. George L. Harban and John C. Donaldson played for Columbia. Frank Huseman won first honors in the Analoston Gun Club weekly trapshoot. H. B. Wilson, Dr. A. B. Stine, Dr. A. V. Parsons. Sam Lut trell and W. D. Delaney were other - lenders. THE SPORTLIGHT -BY GRANTLAND RICE OLD MAN DESTINY seems to have decided that when Jack Sharkey and Max Schmel ing put on one of their par ties the result will have to be upside dowm. Two years ago Schmeling won the heavyweight title while resting on the back of his neck as Sharkey stood un marked In his corner with a winning lead. Two nights ago Schmeling lost the same crown while chasing Sharkey from spot to spot as the saiior peered at his rival ou. of cne eye in the act of taking quite a thumping. Old Man Destiny also has decided that when Sharkey and Schmeling meet, the atmosphere will be rife with loud and raucous arguments for month on month. Jack Sharkey has drawn more than his share of tough breaks, but he more than squared accounts with luck on Tuesday night. He won a title when more than two-thirds of the boxing writers and the crowd though he had lost, or at the best had just edged out a draw. The majority of those around the ring gave Schmeling a margin of two rounds to one. or just about that winning lead, and few can blame the black-haired German for being de pressed at losing a title under such con ditions. FOR about 10 rounds, the first 10, there was little difference. They were about even. But from the tenth round on it was Schmeling who made the fight, who did most of the damage and who finished with more stuff. Sharkey used his head and kept his head throughout. He took no sort of chance at any stage. But he was passed down the stretch and at the finish of the fight it was a weary Sharkey who was pleased to sit down and call it a show. There are two factors that must have operated on the subconscious minds of Gunboat Smith and Judge Kelly. One is that Sharkey lost two years ago while he was far in the lead. The other is that Sharkey got only 10 per cent, against more than 40 per cent for the German. The main squawk now dominating the air is that a champion should have his crown removed in such fashion.; Tunney won two fights from Dempsey on decisions, but in each case Tunney was far in front. Dempsey had no kick of any sort when his title went overboard in the driving rain at Phila delphia six years ago. But Schmeling has a justifiable roar coming his way in losing a title when the verv worst he should have had was a draw. The loser made most of the fight and inflicted most of the punishment. He was up against a cool, clever boxer, who was none too easy to hit, but he did the best he could under the circum stances. It is difficult to say which looked the more bewildered and amazed when the verdict was rendered— Sharkey, the winner, or Schmeling, the loser. IT seems incredible that two good heavyweights should step their way through 15 rounds without offering a single thrill—but that is what hap pended. Schmeling, as usual, began to put on steam after the tenth round. He started at a faster pace against Sharkey than he did against Stribling. But he found Sharkey quite a different proposition from the Stribling of Cleve land. His final charge put him well in front, in spite of the official deci sion, but no upsetting punches were thrown against an elusive target. There were three of us together who kept as close tab as possible, with a check-up at the end of every minute of every round. This combined tabulation gave Schmeling eight rounds, Sharkey five and two even. The big majority who were scoring the fight at the ring side gave Schmeling eight rounds, with Sharkey’s count varying from three to six. Considering the fact that Schmeling also had to carry most of the burden in leading and forcing the pace, the judgment against him seems to be even more out of line. Sharkey was smart enough to see that he could not trade punches with Schmeling and that his best chance was to make the German come to him. He laid out this plan of battle and he stuck to't even when he seemed to be outpointed in the closing rounds. The crowd was looking for a savage Sharkey charge, for a rally, whleh might wrest away Schmeling’s lead, but no such rally ever took place. It was still Sehmeling who was charg ing In, throwing most of the leather in one of the dullest heavyweight bouts the ring game has ever known It was a bad fight—but a worse decision. NO such decision can be rendered as the open golf ciiampion'htp gets under way at Fresh Meadow to day. The winner here must earn his place through a three-dav grind, where there will be no argument over the scoring, as every stroke is counted with out any mystic attachments beyond the vision of mortal eyes. Naturally the ticket which Includes Bill Burke and Gene Sarazen will get most of the votes. It isn't often that one gets to see two open champions linked together under one tent or in one show. They will be two of the fa vored sons who are given at least a good chance to win. And that is all any one can have in a field, which in cludes 150 of the best this somewhat dizzy world can show. If cne had to name nine with brighter outlcoks than the ethers of this high class field, this nine would include Sara- . zen. Burke. Von Elm. Mac Smith, Ar mour, Runyan, Dutra, Cooper and Jura do. And yet one could name nine others with a mest the same chance to iPad the attack on par. Sarazen figures 292 will just rb:ut make the grade. A bet ter guess seems to be something around 289, if the weather holds up. iCopyright. 1132. by the North American Newspaper Alliance. Inc ) COMMISSION BACKS DECISION IN FIGHT _ Asserts No Investigation Is Planned—61,910 Paid $429,000 ( to See Battle. ^JEW YORK, June 23.—In the wake ' of a storm of criticism of the de cision which gave Jack Sharkey the world heavyweight championship in his 15-round bout with Max Schmeling Tuesday night, the State Athletic Com mission. through its secretary, Bert Stand, has announced that it would stand solidly behind the verdict and that no investigation was nlanned. Commissioner William Muldoon and Brig. Gen. John J. Phelan, the only members of the commission in at- . tendance at the title struggle waged in the Madison Square Garden Bowl, said that the verdict was rendered by officials whose Integrity was unques tioned and whose ability was recognized. They said they would support the de cision, despite the fact they were divided in their personal views. Commissioner Muldoon asserted he would have pre ferred a draw decision. Such a ver dict would have enabled Schmeling to hold the championship. Gen. Phelan expressed satisfaction with the decision, declaring that, while he regarded the battle as closer than manv had antici pated it would be. he would have given Sharkey the benefit of the award had he been acting as a judge. The battle attracted a paid attend ance of 61,910 spectators, and gross re ceipts of $429,000. according to a state ment made by William F. Carey, presi dent of the Madison Square Garden Corpc ration. Here is how the officials m the ring viewed the battle: Round. Smith. Kelly. Mathlson. | 1st.Even Sharkey Sharkey 2d .Sharkey 8harkey Schmelin* 3d .Sharkey Sharkey Schmelin* 4th.Even Sharkey Schmelin* Rth.Sharkey Sharkey 8harkey 8th.Sharkey Sharkey Sharkey 7th.Sharkey Sharkev Sharkey Rth.Schmelin* Schmelin* Schmelin* 9th.Even Pchmeline Schmelin* 10th.Schmelinc Schmelin* Sharkev 11th.Even Schmelin* Schmelin* 12th.Schmelin* Schmelin* Schmelin* 13th.Sharkey Schmelin* 8chmeltn* 14th.Even Schmelin* Schmelin* 15th.Sharkey Sharkey Schmelin* Smith—Sharkey. 7; Schmelin*. 3: even. 5. Kelly—Sharkey. 8. Schmelin*. 7. Mathlson—Schmelin*. 10; 8harkey. 5. Total—Sharkey. 30; Schmelin*. 20; even, 5. -• HAS OLYMPIC PROSPECT. MIDDLETOWN, Conn., June 23.— Stewart Conger Wilcox, who has been graduated from Wesleyan, will com pete In the final Olympic tryouts, to be held at Palo Alto, Calif., July 15-16. He is the first Olympic prospect Wes leyan has had since 1912, when James L Wendell took part In the hurdles. A LITTLE HELP BADLY NEEDED. —By TOM DOERER y / K*v'>7A0W //_.„ - / ' /-<•••' 7 THkr Touch - \. /y££p* ^ue;;:;;'/) / .V V-4 * ' ivMj ' / 7 Wt&i* 0. 7 P «vW ,'^il M.» «c.i V* * ’ V ' > i 1 s .*U 'Iom TWO WEEKS AHEAD Circuit Swats Incidental in Mackman’s Stick Effort. Terry Giants’ Ace. BY GAYLE TALBOT, Associated Press Sports Writer. JIMMIE FOXX, who a year or two ago wouldn’t have been mentioned in the same breath with the great Babe Ruth as a distance hitter, threat ens now to surpass anything Ruth ever has done in the matter of fashioning home runs. With 28 four-basers to his credit at this time, there seems good rea son to believe the Athletics’ star slugger will pass the Babe’s record of 60 in 1927. Ruth did not get No. 28 until July 9, giving Foxx a leeway of more than two weeks in his assault on the mark that had been regarded as well-nigh unbeat able. The Babe, who was hitting only .312 today, is seven homers behind Foxx. Jimmie has not let his duel with the Babe interfere with other chores. He has found time to hit a sound .381 and to lead the American League in three other departments of batting. VICTOR FRASIER. White Sox right hander, was Foxx's twenty-eighth victim yesterday. It was not a game-winner, however, as Frasier went right on to beat three Philadelphia hurlers. 9 to 4. Detroit bounced into second place in the American League by making it three straight over Boston. 6 to S. as the As and Washington both lost to Western rivals. A 10-run rally in the sixth inning when Danny MscFayden and Walt Brown were pummeled very freely, ga.e the St. Louis Browns a 17-to-10 de cision over the Yankees. Lou Gehrig cracked a brace of home runs for the New Yorkers. In an effort to get his New York Giants back on the right track. Bill Terry socked a home run, a double and two singles to help beat the St. Louis Cardinals. 9 to 1. Carl Hubbell limited the champions to two hits. FLINT RHEM pitched the Phillies to an ll-to-2 triumph over the league leading Chicago Cubs. It was Rhem's fourth stiaight success for the Phils Three Chicago curvers gave up 15 hits, including Chuck Klein's twen tieth home run. Cincinnati made It three out of four o' er the Boston Braves, 14 to 8. Bobby Brown who started, and two other Boston flir.gers. were pounded for 17 hits. 4 by Harvey Hendrick. Although Hack Wilson punched two hom“ runs. his twelfth and thirteenth of the season. Brooklyn dropped its final to Pittsburgh. 7 to 6. Gus Suhr’s triffle, followed by Tonly Piet's single, gave the Pirates the winning run in the seventh. PIMLICO WILL SAVE $39,000 IN STAKES Manly Steeplechase Eliminated. Way to Economy Opened to Maryland Tracks. By thf Associated Press. T5 ALT1MDRE, June 23.—The manage ment of Pimlico Pare Track tcday announced that with .he approval of the Maryland Racing Commission It had shaved nearly $39,000 off its Fall stakes, eliminating one $10,000 event entirely and cutting other purses as much as $15,000. At the same time the commission gave all of the mile tracks In the State —Pimlico, Havre de Grace. Laurel and Bowie, the right to reduce the minimum overnight purses from $1,500 to $1,000 and the minimum steeplechase purse from $2,000 to $1,500. Jumping races are run only at Pimlico and Laurel. The Maryland Jockey Club, operators of the Pimlico track, said that the S10.000 Manly Memorial Steeplechase will not be run this Fall and that the $25,000 Riggs will be cut to $10,030. Other cuts included the $10,000 Bowie to $5,000. the $10,000 Walden to $5 000. the $5,000 Baltimore Handicap to $2,500 and the $2,500 Foxcatchers’ Steeple chase to $1,500. Operators of the four tracks sat yes terday with the commission to discuss rereiots and expenditures during the last Spring and what should be done to curtail expenditures this Fall. Havre de Grace and Pimlico were the only tracks to submit their stakes with Laurel and Bowie waiting until later to complete arrangements. The management of Havre de Grace announced It would retain its three $20,000 stakes, pointing out that opposi tion forced it to attract the best caliber of thoroughbreds. I-1 Major Leaders Br the Associated Press. (Includes games of Wednesday.) American League. Batting—Poxx, Athletics, .381; Wal ker. Tigers. .360. Runs—Poxx, Athletics, 65; Simmons, Athletics. 61. Runs batted in—Foxx, A*hletics, 78; Ruth. Yankees. 68. Hits—Foxx, Athletics, 93; Porter, In dians, 88. Doubles—Gehringer. Tigers. Porter, Indians, and Campbell, Browns, 19. Triples—Myer, Senators, 10; Lazzeri, Yankees, 7. Home runs—Poxx, Athletics, 28; Ruth, Yankees, 21. Stolen bases—Chapman, Yankees, 12; Johnson, Tigers, 9, Pitching—Gomez, Yankees, 13-1; Al len, Yankees, 5-1. National League. Batting—P. Waner, Pirates, .376; Lombardi. Reds, .368 Runs—Klein, Phillies, 74; Hurst, Phillies, 49. Runs batted in—Klein, Phillies, 64; Hurst. Phillies, 63. Hits—Klein, Phillies. 97; Hurst, Phil lies, 93. Doubles—P. Waner. Pirates, 31; Worthington, Braves, 28. Triples—Herman, Reds, 11; Klein, Phillies, 10. ~ Home runs—Klein, Phillies, 20; Wil—’ son. Dodgers, 13. Stolen bases—Frisch. Cards, 10; Klein, Phillies, and P. Waner, Pirates, 9. Pitching — Swetonic, Pirates, g-iL Betts, Braves, 7-i.