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Base Ball “Coming to Town99 With Bigger, Better Shows Promised
More Than 200,000 Looked for at Opening Games
of Major Clubs That Have Figured in Vital
Player Changes Since Last Year.
Associated Press Scons Editor.
NEW YORK, April 11—Major
league base ball, like the cir
cus, comes to town next Tues
day with the same old motif,
the same foundation of appeal it has
had for American sports followers for
upward of a half-century, from the
kids on the back lots to the man in
the White House.
The grand openings will feature
brass bands instead of the calliope,
acrobatic ball snatchers instead of
trapeze artists, flag raising instead of
animal acts, but the peanuts and pop
corn, as well as the general idea, will
be much the same.
The 16 clubs epitomizing the best
In America’s national sport, hopeful
for good weather and a cloudless “big
top,” will swing into action before up
ward of 200,000 fans. President Roose
velt will toss the first ball at Wash
ington. They will start the main
show from scratch, but no more than
three or four clubs In either the Na
tional er American League seriously
entertain pennant hopes.
The betting fraternity favors the
world champion Detroit Tigers and
the Chicago Cubs, National League
title holders, to repeat. Base ball
writers pick the St. Louis Cardinals
to displace the Cubs, with the New
York Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates
as chief threats otherwise. The ex
pensively rebuilt Boston Red Sox,
Cleveland Indians and New York
Yankees, in about that order, are the
challengers for Detroit’s two-time
Winners to worry about.
Leagues Better Balanced.
’ A NTICIPATING the upward trend
will continue. In sport as well as
business, club owners have furnished
bigger and better accommodations for
the fans. Parks In New York. Boston.
Detroit and Chicago have been im
proved or enlarged, or both. Major
league base ball climbed well out of
the red last year. There still are
some anaemic spots, notably Phila
delphia, but better balance on the
whole seems to have been brought
about by reorganization and wholesale
shake-ups in playing talent. The
Boston Braves now are the Boston
Bees, for better or for worse.
First division clubs in both leagues
have figured in vital player changes,
made since the close of the 1935 sea
son. but Brooklyn’s Dodgers will pre
sent the most completely revamped
line-up of all when they invade the
Polo Grounds, home of the Giants,
for the opener that is certain to draw
the biggest gallery, close to 50,000
The only clubs making no con
spicuous changes, in fact, are the
Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis
Browns. Both outfits did their re
building last season, with such success
that they now are willing to gamble
on the results of their experiments.
The sophomore class of the Reds
should cause considerable trouble in
the older circuit, meanwhile con
tinuing their successful trial with
night base ball. The Browns, forti
fied by the shrewd work of Manager
Trader Hornsby, figure to make a
little capital go a long way.
Tigers Have Everything.
^ quisition of some of base ball’s
biggest names, notably fence-busting
Jimmy Foxx, Detroit still is the team
to beat in the American League race.
The Tigers checkmated the Red Sox,
to a large extent, by buying A1 Sim
mons from the White Sox for outfield
duty and clean-up clouting. Other
wise Mickey Cochrane’s world cham
pions are substantially the same, with
a brilliant young third base prospect
In Don Ross to step in if Marvin Owen
fails and one or two young pitching
stars hopeful of shining if the ancient
soupbone of General A1 Crowder fails.
The Tigers have the defense, the
power and the pitching, witn bcnooi
boy Rowe, Elden Auker and Tommy
Bridges the best trio possessed by any
club in the league. With Cochrane
ready to wear the mask at least two
thirds of the time, they have the
strength where it counts in all de
partments. Barring accidents, which
they have been singularly fortunate I
to escape for the past two years, you 1
can't figure the Tigers anywhere else 1
but on top.
The Red Sox are no mystery, but
It remains to be seen whether Wes
Ferrell and Lefty Grove, who cap
tured 45 games last year, will repeat
and. at the same time, get sufficient
support otherwise from a limited
pitching corps to capitalize the power
generated by the bats of Foxx,
Manush, Cronin, McNair, Cramer,
Rick Ferrell and others on the $300,
000 Boston pay roll. Johnny Marcum,
bought from the Athletics to round
out the twirling line, has developed
a sore arm.
Harmony at Cleveland.
CLEVELAND, victim of a long list
of bad breaks for two years, has
an excellent chance to come through
this season. The Tribe, harmonized
under a new pilot. Steve O’Neill, has
sufficient power and pitching to lead
the league If it holds together and
shakes off the Injury jinx. The addi
tion of Johnny Allen and George
Blaeholder to the curving crops, plus
the comebacks of Frank Pytlak and
Bruce Campbell, two of the 1935 sea
son's biggest casualties, figure to
help close the gap apd make the In
dians contenders all the way. Now
all they've got to do is keep the
Tigers from pinning their ears back
for the third straight year.
The New York Yankees have had
their bad luck early, which may be a
good sign. Joe Dimaggio, the outfield '
recruit sensation from the Coast; I
Pitcher Pat Malone and Shortstop I
Frankie Croeetti all have been on
the hospital list this week, but their 1
cases are not serious. The team lacks <
power, however, and has a doubtful
Infield combination. Its chances rest 1
on pitching comebacks by Lefty Gomez I
and Monte Pearson, obtained from
Cleveland. I
• 7
The second flight of the American
League, except for the “mystery men'
collected by Connie Mack tor the Ath
letics, is stronger than last year.
Washington has a first-class bell club,
with a recruit sensation In Buddy
Lewis at third, but the pitching is
on the weak side.
The White Sox have pitching, but
not enough batting punch, even with
Mike Krevich, a newcomer, threaten
ing to do better than A1 Simmons did
last season at bat. The Browns, under
Hornsby’s leadership, will be no push
over for any opposition. The A s will
be confusing to identify, but not much
Parmelee Cards’ Hope.
gUPPORT for the St. Louis Cardinals
in the National League race Is
based mainly upon two factors: (1)
That the Cubs, who needed a 21 -game
winning streak to overhaul the Cards
last season, can’t repeat that miracle,
and <2> that the pitching of the cele
brated Dean brothers, aided by Roy
Parmelee, erstwhile wild man of the
Giants, will give St. Louis the balance
of power. Parmelee has looked so good
this Spring that he is slated to get
the opening game assignment against
the Cubs, a team he likes to beat.
With Pepper Martin shifted to the
outfield and Charley Gelbert back on
the job regularly at third base, the
Cardinals are well fortified everywhere
except behind the bat. The shelving
of Bill Delancey, favorite backstop of
the Deans, has been followed by tem
porary illness of his main replacement,
Virgil Davis.
The Cubs figure they will not need
another late season rally to repeat.
With Manager Charley Grimm back
at first base, young Phil Cavarretta in
reserve and big Chuck Klein, his old
clouting confidence restored, back at
his regular right-field poet, the cham
pions have no particular worries, un
less something happens to their
pitching staff. If Lonnie Wameke’s
arm doesn’t “snap” the way it did
in the world series and if Charley
Root has another good season in his
ancient arm. all will be well, but the
Cubs do not have mu£h margin of
pitching safety.
Giants Look To New Men
'J'HE Giants, after collapsing twice '
in the stretch, base their hopes
mainly upon infield replacements, in
cluding Burgess Whitehead at second
base and Sambo Leslie, a heavy sticker,
as understudy to the veteran manager,
Bill Terry, at first base. The club has
the league’s best outfield in Ott, Lei
ber and Moore. If Fred Fitzsimmons
comes back and Carl Hubbell keeps
sharing the main pitching job with
Hal Schumacher and Clyde Castle
man. New York may climb back to
the top.
Pittsburgh, fortified behind the bat
by A1 Todd and with Manager Pie
Traynor back at his old post, third
base, is the dark horse contender.
Heading the Buc pitching staff is
the sensational sophomore, Cy Blan
ton, most effective in the league last
year, but unless he and Bill Swift get
more help than they did last year
from Guy Bush among others, the
Pirates can’t expect to go places.
The Dodgers, with a completely re
vamped infield and outfield, besides
the acquisition of such experienced
moundsmen as Ed Brandt and Fred
Frankhouse from Boeton, figure to
Jive the fans of Flatbush quite a
show and their opposition consider
able trouble. Due mainly to their
pitching staff, including a come-back
by Big George Earnshaw, they look to
be the class of the second division.
Cincinnati furnished one of the big
surprises of 1935 and may repeat.
The Phillies, shifting Lou Chiozza to
the outfield and installing Leo Norris
at shortstop in search of more punch,
have enough good pitching to be
troublesome. The Boston Bees, forti
fied behind the bat with A1 Lopes
md featuring other ex-Brooklynites,
:an do a lot better than last year
ind still not get out of the cellar.
Cokio Giants Beat Tulsa Texas
Leaguers With Big Rally.
TULSA. Okla., April 1 {&).—The
rokio Giants, a touring Japanese
earn, defeated Tulsa’s Texas League
earn. 9 to 8. here today.
The Giants took advantage of
•erry’s wildness to score six in the
The score:
•okio -010 000 260—0 1 3
■ulsa .002 001 104—8 14 l
Swamamura and Nakayama; Wasco
nd Jackson.
Hurling Choices
For First Frays
By the Associated Press.
pROBABLE batteries for Tues
day’s opening big league base
ball games:
American League.
New York at Washington—Pear
son and Dickey vs. Newsom and
Philadelphia at Boston—Dietrich
and Berry vs. W. Ferrell and R.
St. Louis at Chicago—Andrews
and Hemsley vs. Whitehead and
Detroit at Cleveland—Bridges and
Cochrane vs. Harder and Pytlak.
National League.
Brooklyn at New York—Eam
shaw and Berres vs. Schumacher
and Mancuso.
Boston at Philadelphia—MacFay
den and Lopez vs. Davis and Wil
Chicago at St. Louis—Wameke
and Hartnett vs. Parmelee and
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati—Blan
ton and Todd vs. Derringer and
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Sports Program for D. C. Fans
Base Ball.
Washington vs. Baltimore Orioles
at Baltimore.
Base Ball.
Boston College vs. George Wash
ington. East Ellipse. 3.
Georgetown vs. Duke at Durham,
N. C, two games.
Tech vs. Washington-Lee High
at B&llston, Va., 3.
A1 Delaney vs. Charley Massera,
feature bout, eight rounds, Turner's
Arena, 8:30.
Boston College vs. George Wash
ington at Columbia Country Club,
Wilson vs. Roosevelt (public high
school title match).
Central vs. Tech (public high
school title match).
Base Ball.
New York vs. Washington at
Griffith Stadium, 3.
Georgetown vs. North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, N. C.
Roosevelt vs. Bethesda-Chevy
Chase High at Bethesda, Md., 3.
William and Mary vs. Maryland
at College Park, Md., 3:30.
Boston College vs. George Wash
ington at Columbia Country Club,
Roosevelt vs. Bethesda-Chevy
Chase High.
Base BaU.
New York vs. Washington at
Griffith Stadium, 3:15.
George Washington vs. Naval
Training School at Norfolk, Va.
Georgetown vs. Wake Forest at
Wake Forest, N. C.
Richmond vs. George Washing
ton at Columbia Country Club,
Western Maryland vs. Maryland
at College Park, Md., 3:30.
American University vs. St.
John’s at Annapolis, Md. '
Georgetown vs. North Carolina
SUte at Raleigh, N. C.
District A. A. U low-board cham
pionship, Ambassador Hotel, 8.
Base Ball.
New York vs. Washington at
Griffith Stadium, 3:15.
Georgetown vs. Guilford College
at Guilford, N. C.
Central vs. Naval Base Training
School at Norfolk, Va.
Professional ail-stars at Ritchie
Coliseum, College Park, Md., 8.
Joe Cox vs. Mike Mazurki, fea
ture match, Turner’s Arena, 8:30.
West Virginia vs. Catholic Uni
versity at Brookland Stadium. 2.
Georgetown vs. Wake Forest at
Wake Forest. N. C.
Base Ball.
Washington at Philadelphia,
Georgetown vs. Elon College at
Elon. N. C.
Western vs. Fork Union Military
Academy at Fork Union, Va.
Central vs. Naval Base Training
School at Norfolk. Va.
Eastern vs. Mount St. Joseph’s at
Baltimore, Md.
Richmond vs. Maryland at Col
lege Park. 3:30.
Bridgewater at American Uni
versity, 3:30.
Tech vs. Episcopal High at Alex
andria, Va., 3.
Base Ball.
Washington at Philadelphia. 3.
Michigan vs. Maryland at College
Park, Md., 2:30.
Western vs. Augusta Military
Academy at Fort Defiance, Va.
Central vs. Maury High at Nor
folk, Va.
Richmond at American Univers
ity. 2.
Maryland vs. Navy at Annapolis.
Central vs. Maryland Frosh at
College Park, Md., 10:00.
Georgetown vs. Washington-Lee
at Lexington, Va.
Roosevelt vs. Central (public high
school title match).
Tech vs. Woodrow Wilson (public
high school title match).
V. M. I. vs. Maryland at College
Park. Md.. 2:30.
Triangular meet. Catholic Uni
versity, Gallaudet and Baltimore at
Brookland Stadium, 2:30.
Baltimore A. C. vs. Maryland
at College Park, 4.
Fracture Heals,
Hauser Returns
By the Associated Press.
A MINNEAPOLIS — Shufflin’ Joe
Hauser—old Wooden Shoes—
Is back at his first-base station
with Minneapolis in the American
Association this season, without a
sign of the leg fracture that laid
him low two years ago.
Holder of the organized base
ball record of 69 home runs in
one season, Hauser was counted
out by all but himself both last
year and this.
He played most of last season,
after a slow start, and his big war
club helped the Millers land the
imrlitlm Ptnnmt.
T ^
Esty Apologizes
For Pinch Clout
pinch triple in the sixth in
ning of yesterday's Washington
Albany game swung the tide of
victory to the Nationals, is sorry he
had to sock the bell. He even
apologized for the hit.
Albany, it seems, is owned by Joe
Cambria, who unearthed the hard
hitting little pinch hitter from a
sandlot league in Cuba a couple
years ago. Cambria brought Esta
lella to Albany, shifted him to Har
risburg for seasoning and. late last
season, handed him to President
Clark Griffith.
So when Estalella went to bat for
Earl Whitehill with Clif Bolton on
base, his conscience hurt a little.
When Pitcher Orlin Rogers grooved
one over the plate it hurt even
more. The ball went up and up,
finally coming to rest in the distant
center-field comer. The hit tied
the score, 5 to 5, and a moment
later Bobby scored on Jess Hill's
Hastily dressing, Estalella stalked
Cambria in a box. “Ver’ good for
me, no good for you. Poppa Joe,” he
began. “Me hit and sorry.”
F. E. S.
Nats to Fire Rookie Slabmen
At Orioles in Training Finale
WITH a trio of rookie hurlers
slated for sfeb duty, the
Nationals will wind up their
pre-season campaigning to
day in Baltimore, where the Orioles
will be encountered for the second
time this Spring.
Manager Bucky Harris, who faces
the necessity of resting Jack Russell
and Pete Appleton, although neither
has seen action in more than a week,
wlU start the game with Kendall
Chase, recruit southpaw, and divide
the rest of the pitching assignment
between Henry Coppola and Joe Bo
kina, a pair of right-handed gradu
ates from Albany.
Russell and Appleton, explained
Harris, may be needed for relief duty
Tuesday or Wednesday, when the
Yankees play here in American League
Today's game will give the Grills a
chance to avenge a previous defeat
sustained at Kissimmee, Fla., In the
middle of March. The Orioles scored
a 3-to-0 victory, marking the only
time this Spring that the Nationals
were shut out.
Y^HEN Buddy Lewis slapped a sin
gle to right field off Bob Burke in
the first inning of yesterday’s game
with Albany it was his first base hit
since the Washington club returned
home from the South ... Smead Jolley
should have been searched for horse
shoes after getting his third and fifth
hits off Whitehill and Newsom . . .
Jolley's third hit was a fluke that
soared just over Travis’ head ... his
fifth was a pop fly that was caught
by the wind and blown just out of the
reach of Ossie Bluege. who was slip
ping around in the mud.
Yesterday's victory over the Albanys
was the thirteenth win for the Griffs
this Spring . .. they've lost only seven,
bearing out Manager Bucky Harris’
prediction ’way back in February that
Washington would finish up with a
neat exhibition-game record .. . Alan
Strange is the same great fielder as
when he wore a Washington uniform
. .. but he still isn’t hitting much .. .
sun glasses, usually purchased by
Washington outfielders out of their
own pockets, will be bought this year
by President Clark Griffith . . . the
big question is. will they arrive by
Tuesday, when the American League
season opens? ... or maybe the
weather man will take care of it—yet.
F. E. a
Schlefelbein Becomes “O'Brien”
as A. A. Season Opens.
CHICAGO, April 11 C4>).—Believe it
or not, Harold Schlefelbein, former
Milwaukee Amateur League umpire,
will become rollicking “Harold
O’Brien” when the American Asso
ciation opens tomorrow.
Schlefelbein, who preferred to
shorten his name to O'Brien, has been
added to the umpiring staff by Presi
dent George B. Trautman and will
help handle the opening game at Co
Simmons’ Homer Gets Four
Runs in 11-Inning Fray
Ending 5-5.
By the Associated Press.
Dayton. Ohio. April 11.—No
hit relief pitching by Jim
Brennan held the Detroit
Tigers in check over the last
five innings today and gave the
CiccinnaU Reds a 5-5 tie with the
World Champions in a game called at
the end of the eleventh inning on ac
count of rain.
Cincinnati took a 3-run lead in the
third on three singles, a sacrifice and
two walks but A1 Simmons, the
Tigers’ new siege gun. put his club in
front with a home run in the fifth
that brought ki Rogell and Walker,
who had singled, and Greenberg, who
had walked.
The Reds tied it up in the seventh
when Lombardi hit a long fly that
enabled Kampouris, who had singled
to score.
The Reds filled the bases in the
last half of the eleventh on Kam
pouris’ double and two walks, but
Gehringer made a grand stop of
Goodman’s grounder to toss him out.
The hit was Kampouris’ fourth.
Detroit. AB. H. O.A. Cincl. AB. H. O A.
Rogell.ss. 3 2 10 Cuyler rf. 0 12 0
Eng sh ss. 2 o 1 2 Kam's.Cb. 5 4 3 3
Walker.rf. 5 3 4 0 H'rm n.lf. 5 0 2 0
Geh’r.Ub. 5 0 15 Lob'di.c. 4 17 1
3’brg.lb. 4 1 14 1 Riggs.3b. 3 0 2 6
Sim'ns.ct. 5 12 1 Byrd.cf. 2 12 0
3oslin.lf. 3 2 3 0 Goodm’n* 10 0 0
Dwen.’ib. 5 0 2 3 M’Q'n.lb. 5 2 12 O
Hay’th.c. 5 2 3 O Myers.ss. 5 0 2 2
Sul’v'n p. 2 O 1 2 Der g'r.p. 10 0 2
Cawsn.p. 3 2 11 Freitas.p. loll
Chapm'nt 1 n O o
Bren'n.p. 10 0 1
Totals 42 13 33 15 Totals 40 0 33 16
•Batted for Byrd in eleventh.
tBatted for Freitas in sixth.
Detroit (A. L 1 100 0*0 oon 00 5
Cincinnati <N L.1 103 000 loo 00—5
Runs—Rogel. Walker (2). Greenberg.
Simmons Cuyler. Kampouris <21. Lom
bardi. Riggs. Error—Cuyler. Runs batted
in—Greenberg Lombardi. Byrd. McQuinn.
Simmons. Two-base hits—Walker. Kam
pouris. Home run—Simmons. Stolen
base—Riggs. Saeriflces—Kampouris. Eng
lish. Double plays—Myers to Kampouris
(o McQuinn. Lombardi to Riggs to Mc
Quinn. Lombardi to Myers. Left on bases
—Detroit. 0; Cincinnati. 13. Bases on
balls—Off Derringer. 1; off Sullivan. 3;
off Frietas. l: off Brennan. 1: off Law
son. 7. Struck out—By Derringer. 2; by
Lawson. 2: by Brennan. 5. Hits—Off
Derringer. 5 In 3 innings: off Freitas 7
in 3 innings; off Brennan. 1 in 5 innings;
off Sullivan. 6 In 4 Innings; off Lawson
I in 7 innings. Hit by pitcher—By Frei
tas (Walken Wild pitches—Derringer
Freitas. Lawson (2t. Passed balls—Hay
aorth. Lombardi. Umpires—Messrs. Pflr
n>n and Hubbard. Time—2:50.
Balanced American League
Flag Fight Sure to Be Keen
Claims President Harridge
President of the American League.
(Written tor the Associated Press)
CHICAGO. April ll.—I confi
dently believe the American
League will enjoy an exciting
and interesting race in 1936.
j I know the base ball public will agree
! with me when I say there are lour
! clubs—Detroit, New York. Boston and
Cleveland—that figure they have a
j chance to win the championship. I
j am willing to go even further than
that by predicting that Chicago, St.
Louis and Washington are going to
make much more trouble for the above
four named than they did in 1935.
There is even a chance that one of
the latter irio may finish In the first
That nothing is certain in base ball '
has been demonstrated year after j
year. We have seen clubs that were
| unanimously picked for second di
I vision berths win the pennant, we
j have seen clubs that were touted as
almost sure flag-winners meet with un
expected accidents and finish close to
the cellar.
That is why April predictions often
are knocked into a cocked hat.
Sees Clubs Strengthened.
JT IS my honest opinion that the
I American League clubs have been
strengthened, either by trades or by
j the acquisition of minor league stars.
The Detroit club has brought up
several promising players and also
added that star veteran. A1 Simmons,
to its line-up. New York is about
ready to show the public its highly
touted outfielder. Joe Dimaggio, whom,
experts declare, is the greatest player
to come out of the Pacific Coast
League in years.
Boston has retained its stars of 1935
and added Heinie Manush of Wash
ington and Jimmy Foxx. Roger Cram
er, Eric McNair and Jimmy Marcum
of Philadelphia.
Cleveland has acquired Johnny Al
len. fire-ball pitcher, from New York
and counts upon Steve O'Neill, start
ing his first season as a major league
manager, to work wonders with the
team that finished third in 1935.
Chicago has .strengthened its pitch
ing stafi and is better equipped with
infield reserves in addition to uncov
ering a star center fielder in Mike
Likes Nats' Punch. Speed.
'J'HE Washington club showed me
down in Florida that it possessed
plenty of punch and speed and was
imbued with a wonderful spirit. I
also believe that the placing of Lewis,
a rookie, upon third base and the
switch of Third Baseman Travis to
short is going to prove satisfactory.
Rogers Hornsby has had the St.
Louis Browns clicking all Spring and
I see no reasons why they should not
prove to be one of the most dangerous
teams in our league.
The Athletics? If Mr. Mack Is able
to develop a pitching staff, his team
will win more games than it did in
In addition to expecting a most sat
isfactory season in the American
League, I am also happy to learn that
there is a continued renewed interest
in the national game on the sandlots
and also in the high schools and col
Bluege at Third
If Gomez Chucks
^“ysSIE BLUEGE. veteran utility
infielder of the Nationals, may
open the American League sea
son on third base after all, it
was indicated yesterday by Mana
ger Bucky Harris.
It doesn’t mean that Bucky is
displeased in any way with John
(Buddy) Lewis, however. The 19
year-old North Carolina lad is the
regular third baseman, but if the
Yankees, who will be played in
Tuesday’s inaugural, start Lefty
Gomez on the hill, Harris plans to
use Bluege.
“The whole idea merely would be
to take the pressure off Lewis.”
explained Harris. “Gomez is tough
for any left-handed batter and in
Lewis’ case it would be unfair to
put him up against Lefty on open
ing day. Buddy will be back in the
game Wednesday if he doesn't start
the season.” F. e. S.
Gives Giants Only Five Hits
and Routs Them, 4 to 0,
in Chilly Contest.
CLEVELAND. April 11 (^).—The
Cleveland Indians put some
fine pitching on display to
day as they defeated the
New York Giants 4-0 in a preview
before a scant 1.000 chilled fans.
Mel Harder. Willis Hurlin and Oral
Hildebrand, each working a tftree
fnning stretch, yielded only a total of
five scattered hits.
In contrast, Hal Schumacher, the
Giants' opening hurler, had little to
puzzle the Indians. He was touched
for only four hits in the four innings
he worked but handed out five passes
and uncorked a wild pitch to give
the Indians all of their runs. Fred
Fitzsimmons checked the Tribe with
two hits the remainder of the game.
The victory gave Cleveland a 7-6
edge on the series, the final of which
will be played here tomorrow.
Exhibition at Cleveland.
New York (N ). Cleveland IA.>.
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Whifd.2b 4 0 3 4 Hughes 3b 3 15 2
Ott.rf ... 3 12 1 Averill.cf. 4 110
Davis.cf . 1 0 0 0 Vosmik.lf 4 0 3 0
Leiber.ef. 3 13 0 Trosky.lb 4 18 0
Terry, lb. 2 1 3 0 Hale.'lb — 3 0 4 2
Leslie.lb. 1 0 4 0 Camp'll.rf 2 0 10
Jack'n .'tb 2 0 0 2 Pytlak c . 2 0 2 O
Martin .'ib 2 0 10 Becker.c . 0 0 3 0
Man'uso.c 2 0 3 3 Harder.p. 0 0 0 1
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Bartell ss 3 12 4 Hudlin p. 110 1
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Danning.c 2 0 3 1
TotaIS-31 ""5 24 17 Totals.ci 0 27 10
‘Batted for Harder In third.
New York_ 000 000 000—0
Cleveland_ 002 200 OOx—4
Runs—Campbell <2>. Pytlak Sullivan.
Errors—Whitehead (2). Runs batted In—
Knickerbocker. Averill. Hudlin <21. Three
base hit—Bartell. Double plays—Bartell
to Whitehead to Laslle. Knickerbocker to
Hughes to Trosky. Left on bases—New
York. 8: Cleveland 8. First base on balls—
Off Schumacher 5: off Hudlin. l: off Fitz
simmons. 1: off Hildebrand. 1. Struck
out—By Harder. 2: by Schumacher. 1: by
Hildebrand. 3: by Fitzsimmons 3. Hits—
Off Harder. 1 in 3 innings: off Hudlin. 2
in 3 Innings: off Hildebrand. 3 In 3 In
nings: off Schumacher. 4 In 4 innings: off
Fitzsimmons. 2 in 4 innings Wild pitch—
Schumacher. Winning pitcher—Harder.
Losing pitcher—Schumacher. Umpires—
Messrs. Magerkurth and Kolls. Time—2:00.
Friendly Gestures in Uniform to
Cost A. A. Players $5.
COLUMBUS. Ohio. April 11 UP).—
Handshakes between players of op
posing clubs in the American Associa
tion this season will cost them just
$5 per shake per man.
“This is no pink tea party," com
mented Association President George
Trautman in a long-distance tele
phone conversation from Louisville
relative to opening the base ball sea
son Sunday.
“If the players want to shake hands
while they are In uniform on the
field, they may do so, but it will cost
each of them $5 every time they do.
Our umpires have been instructed to
report every instance of this kind that
they see.”
t "
Find Him for All Tallies in
Two Innings to Win Game
• by 5 to 1.
By the Associated Press.
HICAGO, April 11.—Ganging
on Larry French for all their
runs in the third and fifth
innings, the White Sox de
feated the Cubs. 5 to 1, before 4.500
at Wrigley Field today as the teams *
resumed their annual Spring city
series that was started in Los Angeles
last month.
The victory evened^lhe series at two
victories apiece. The deciding gam?
will be played at Comiskey Pa i.<
Monty Stratton, the Sox’ stringbean
freshman right-hander, shut out the
National League champions with two
i hits, one a misjudged fly, in the five
innings he worked, while Mike Ko
walik, Cub youngster, held the Sox to
one hit in the final four innings.
Mule Haas, the veteran outfielder
who is filling in at first for the So::
until Zeke Bonura is in condition,
handled 19 putouts.
W Sox. AB H. O. A Cubs tB H O A
Radchff.lf 4 0 10 Galin.cf. " o o o
Kr vich.cf :t 1 2 0 Hman.2b 4 0 2 3
Haas.lb 3 2 10 n Klein.rf.. 4 0 2 0
Washnrf 2 2 0 Hartn'tt.c 4 14 2
Appling.ss 3 10 5 Dem ree.lf 4 o 4 0 <
Joet-D •'( 12 7 Grimm.lb 4 1 10 O
Dykes 3b. 4 10 3 Hack.,3b. 4 2 2 3
Seweli.c.. 4 0 10 Jurges.ss. 3 12 4
Stratton p 3 o o o French.p. 10 13
•Stumpf. o o o o tstainb'ch 1 0 o o
Phelps. p_ 10 0 1 Kowalik.D 110 1
Totals.32 8 27 1 ti Totals.33 ~6 27 Itj
•Batted for Stratton In sixth inning.
♦ Batted for French in fifth inning.
Chicago Americans_ 002 030 non 7
Chicago Nationals_Ooo non loo— 1
Run!—Kreevich (2). Haas (2'. Washing
ton. Hartnett Errors—None Runs ba 'rd
in—Wflshmeton 4*2> ApDline »*2> Dv :r>
Haas. Two-base hits—Washington. Piet,
Hartnett. Jurges. HBCk Stolen base—Hao-.
Sacrifice—Kreevich. Double plays—Her
man to Hartnett to Hack to Jurges; Herman
to turges ;o Grimm. Left on bases—Cl. -
cago Americans. H: Chicago Nationals •
Bases on balls—Off Stratton. 1: off French.
4: off Koualik. 3. Struck out—By Strat
ton. 1: by French. 2: by Kowalik. 1. Hit — j
Off Stratton. 2 in 5 innings; off Phe.ps.
4 in 4 innings; off French. 7 in 5 innings:
off Kowalik 1 in 4 innings. Winn: g
pitcher—Stratton. Losing Ditcher—Fren<.
Umpires—Messrs Ballanfant (N. L.) and
Owens IA. L,). Time—1:38.
Willis Pitches in Form, Keller
and Guckeyson Hit Hard in
Beating V. M. I., 11-3.
By the Associated Press.
T EX1NGTON, Va.. April 11 —Univer
sity of Maryland’s base ball team
today handed V. M. I. an 11-3 defeat.
V. M. I., playing its first game of
the season, was ragged afield.
Keller and Guckeyson led the Terp
attack, gathering a trio of hits apiece.
The game was featured lay Crouch's
long drive out of the park in the
sixth that drove in two of the Cadets*
three runs.
Willis pitched a tight game for the
Marylanders, limiting V. M. I. to two
hits in five Innings he was on the
Maryland. AB H.O.A. V.M.I. AB H O A,
Thomas.c 3 13 2 McM'n.Cb 5 3 2 /
Gormlyc 1 0 3 0 Kane.ss.. 3 10 1 1
Whee r.3b 4 1 o 0 Balr.cf . 3 10 1
Keller.cf 5 3 10 Campb'l.c 4 0 4 1
Stone r.2b 5 3 4 3 Beard .'ib 3 2 13 I
Bryant.If o 0 2 0 Raffo.lb 3 1 i> ()
Guck’n.rf 5 3 2 ORuffo.lb 1 0 5 0
Surgent.ss 4 2 3 3 Church.lf 4 2 1'*
Press 1 b 3 0 5 1 Neal.p.rf 4 0 11
McCa'y.lb 2 0 4 0 Adama.rf o o 0 t
Willls.p.. 3 0 0 2 O'Brlen.p 3 1 0 X
Patter n,p 2 0 11
Totals—42 12 27 11 Totals. .35 ”i 27 14
Score by innings:
Maryland_ 540 200 000—1112 3
V M. t- 000 002 010— 3 g 4
Runs—Thomas f2). Wheeler (21. Keller
(2). Stonebraker (2). Bryant. Guckeyson,
Surgent. Beard (3>. Church. Errors—Neal,
Bair. McMlllin. Campbell. Willis. Surgent,
Thomas. Twe-base hits—Beard. O'Brien.
Keller. Thrdk-base hit—Guckeyson. Hone
run—Church. Stolen bases—Thomas. W l
iis Beard. Stonebraker (2). Surgent. Doa
ble plays—Patterson to McCarthy. Surge it
to Stonebraker Bases on balls—Off Nei l,
i: off O Brien. 1: off Willis. 2. Hit by pitcher
—By Neal (Thomas) by Willis Adams). Wild
Ditches—Neal. O Brien. Willis. Passed ba !s
—Campbell. Thomas. Left on bases—V M. b
I.. 7; Maryland. «. Winning Ditcher—Wil
Losing pitcher—Neal. Umpire—Mr,
Orth. Time of came—3:00.

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