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WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, JUNE 20, 1938.
Veteran Ruth Now Sharing Spotlight With Youthful Vander Meer
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WinL ose or Draw
Louis Amends Prediction, Sees Two-Round Koyo.
Pompton Lakes Camp Different Than Speculator.
By FRANCIS E. STAN,
St»fT Correspondent of Hie Star.
POMPTON LAKES, N. j., June 20.—The clatter of the typewriters and
the tinkling of ice cubes in tall glasses stopped abruptly in the press
room when Joe Louis walked In for what was described as his last
official newspaper conference. The writing boys set down their re
freshments and left their typewriters and crowded around Joe, who seemed
embarrassed by all the fuss. Well, disinterested, anyway.
“Give us your last prediction, Joe," suggested one of the ink-stained mob.
“Call the round for us, huh?"
"Sho," nodded the Bomber, sleepily. "Ah figure it'll be ovah in two
rounds." There was a moment of silence, while some unreadable notes were
taken. Previously, Joe had predicted he would flatten Max Schmeling in.
four rounds.
“When you fought the first time,” he was asked, "did you take him too
lightly—Is that why he knocked you out and why you think he'll be so easy
this time?"
"Ah nevah took none of my fights lightly," drawled the Bomber, speaking
with his eyes fixed on the floor while his fingers toyed with a knothole in a
pine bench. “Ah didn’t think Max couldn't fight. Ah just didn’t fight him
right." It followed, naturally, that he would be asked the proper way to fight
Schmeling. Had that been decided by the Louis Board of Strategy?
"The onliest way to fight him," said the tan-colored boy with a positive j
air. "is to walk out and to slug him. Ah’m gonna carry the fight to him this
time. He's a eounterpuncher and ef yo’ tries to box him and make him j
lead ...”
“The fight would be fought without a blow struck," supplied a newspaper- I
man in a burst of brilliance.
"Well," amended Joe, "not fo’ a long time anyway.”
Sharp Contrast in Fight Camps.
There is a striking contrast between Louis’ camp at Pompton Lakes and
Srhmeling's quarters at Speculator. The German's set-up is called the "con
centration camp” by the writing mob. Newspapermen who have been to
Germany swear that Speculator is a hunk of the Vaterland. State police, re
mindful of Nazi storm troopers, shove back people who would talk with Schmel
ing, The cottage of the fighter is guarded closely and there are huge padlocks
on ail gates and doors. Mirth is an almost unknown emotion at Speculator
and even the fans who motor to watch the workouts seem to sop up the grim
atmosphere and the personality of the Schmeling man.
Fight reporters who have been on the scene for a while don't even try
to interview Max. New arrivals try but nobody is very successful. Schmeling !
answers the more pointless questions and conveniently skips the ones people
would like to hear answered. Max says "ja, ja” almost all the time and lets
It go at that.
Pompton is the friendlier place. The exuberance of the American Negro
atands out boldly in contrast with the stolid secrecy and the air of defiance
in the amazingly large German colony at Speculator. The Germans, with
fine Leica cameras dangling from straps around their necks, silently and sul
lenly snap candid pictures of Schmeling and Jewish Joe Jacobs and American
newspapermen who interview them. At Pompton, which really is Harlem now
with a backdrop of tall green trees, loud, dusky, worshipful people with cheap
box cameras push and shove, yell and gesture, and all the while happily take
unintended double-exposures.
Joe Knows Only What Pictures Show.
It, all boils down, I suppose, to the attitudes and personalities of the
fighters and the camp attaches. The man from Mars, just stepping off his
wocket ship, would think Schmeling was the beaten fighter of two years ago
and that Louis had been the victor. Max refuses to say how he will beat
Louis ... or that he even will beat him. Louis confidently talks of a two
round knockout and discloses his battle plans.
Before Joe w’as allowed to skip out of the pressroom, somebody asked
him if he thought, he was better than two years ago.
‘ Ah guess Ah am." answered Louis, casually. "Ah'm smarter and reach
ing mah peak. When Ah fought Smellin’ the fust time, Ah'm not long
out of the amatchoors. Ah didn't, know much 'bout fightin'."
The details of the first fight still were vivid In a few minds. "That j
punch after the bell in the fifth round beat you, didn't it, Joe?" was one i
of the questions. !
"No," said Louis, flatly. “Ah lost the fight in the second round. Any- 1
ways. Ah didn't remember anything after the second round. Ah can’t recall
much of the fight.”
"But. you hit Schmeling with your best punch in the seventh," reminded
a newspaperman.
“Thass what, they say." conceded Joe, trying not to yawn. “All's Ah
know Is what I saw in the pictures of the fight."
Braddock Says Max Has Slowed.
Louis ducked away and the afternoon workout was ready to start.
Against one George Nicholson, a rough, tough black, Louis put on a fine
two-round show of jabbing and hooking with his left hand. He rocked
Nicholson with those big 16-ounce gloves and the overflow mob of 5.000
worshipping at the feet of the Brown Bomber went wild with blatant joy.
Sitting next to me on the press bench was Jim Braddock, who lost his
heavyweight title to Louis.
“He's almost perfect now,” whispered Braddock, nodding at Louis. “All
he's got to do Is be a little more aggressive. .He'll knock Schmeling out
and hell do it with a left hook.”
Another sparring partner, one Basher Dean, bobbed on into the ring.
The Basher was a very dark specimen, but he looked tough. Lou ft, though,
quickly softened him up. Against the Basher he displayed uncommon train
ing camp savagery. Dean was both happy and lucky to hear the bell at
the end of his second and final round.
“Now," observed Braddock. “he's not almost perfect. Now he's perfect.
That's the way to fight Schmeling. Rush him, keep him from getting set,
and flail away. Louis has all the tools to win. All he s got to do is use them.”
But Schmeling. What will he be doing while Joe is trying to get in close?
"I saw Max work and he's slowed up,” said Braddock. "When a fighter
get his age his legs won't let him go back very fast. So Max will have to
eeme forward.”
You ought to know, Jim. When you met Louts you were 32. Now Max
b 32. Both of you lived w-ell, so it's even.
Braddock mustered a contemptuous look. “I’m 33 now,” he said, “but
Schmeling isn't. That 32 business is a Joke. He’s 35 if he's a day old.”
At this moment, Mr. Joe Gould, who managed Braddock, put in his
2 eents. "There’s only one way to look at the fight,” said Gould. “Schmeling
ean’t be no better at his age. But Louis can be better. He’ll be stronger,
■marter and all that stuff . .
The crowd was beginning to leave. The sun was settling behind the high
green hills. Shall we say it's a question of whether Louis has improved enough
In two years to whip the guy who knocked him dead and let it go at that?
ALL-STAR STUFF
By JIM BERRYMAN.
THE FLEET-FOOTED
YOUNGSTER PLAYS '
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AROUND THAT HOT CORNER....
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THE LIST OP BASE-THIEVE5.
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|f- THE .NATIONALS' SMART
k\ YOUNG THIRDSACKER WHO
m SHOULD GET A BERTH ON
This YEAR'S ALL- STAR TEAM
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IN CINCINNATI NEXT MONTH, v
^rTTAND THE 20-yeAR-OLD VETERAN'S
BAT IS PUSHING A FLOCK OF RUNS
ACROSS THE PISH FOR WASHINGTON..
28,000 BAIL BABE,
GLAD TO BE BACK
Ruth Realizes How Much He
Missed Game After Turn
in Batting Drill.
By DREW MIDDLETON.
Associated Pr»ss Sporl* Writer.
NEW YORK. June 20.—Three years
ago. in the twilight of his career, the
players were used to him. But yes
terday at Ebbets Field the Dodgers
stared at Babe Ruth, their new coach,
with their eyes popping.
He looked just as he always had,
heavy, sweaty and hearty. He was
glad to be back as a coach, a step, and
not such a long one, from the man
agership of the Dodgers, and he showed
it in everything he did.
'Gosh,'' said the Babe, “it sure Is
good to get back. But I'm not in
shape"—he slapped his mammoth
tummy—“stood up there and hit for
five minutes and felt like I'd been
doin' it all week.”
The packed citizenry of Brooklyn
was calling on him to "go up and- bust
one." You could tell that the players,
who stood around like kids at a circus,
would like to see him hit again. But
the Babe shook his head.
Waiting for Job as Pilot.
"I'm just a coach now, not a player.
Hurt my arm up there, too. Besides
I can't hit any more. My right eye's
bad. Started to go bad last year I
was with the Yankees. I dunnu why
il Just did."
"Y' know," rumbled Ruth, "I didn't
realize how much I'd missed this till
I got this job. 'Course golf is great—
this will sure knock blazes out of my
game—but it can't match this stuff.
I guess this is as good a way as
any to come back, I can start here.
This Isn’t a bad club, couple of
pitchers and they'd be right up there.”
The rumor runs the Babe is slated
tor the Dodgers’ managership within
a month, or at best by the end of the
season. You told him and he laughed
that deep, belly laugh.
"Naw, that’s crazy stuff. I'm Just
a coach. Burleigh Grimes is the
manager. Sure, I’d like to be a man
ager. here or anywhere else, but I
guess I gotta wait a while."
Crowd Wild Over Babe.
The greatest ballplayer of his time
stepped out of the dugout into the
hot sunshine. When the crowd of
28.000 saw his mincing walk, his huge
shoulders, it shook out cheer after
cheer. The Babe waved his hand,
picked up a fungo bat and started
hitting flies to the outfield.
When it was all over, when the
Dodgers had won, 6-2, and lost. 4-3,
they still were cheering the Babe,
running after him for autographs
and to slap his broad back.
As Tony Lazzeri of the Cubs said
as he ducked into the shower, “It’s,
good to have that fat old bum back,
now ain't it?”
National Leaguers’ All-Star
Hope High With Vunder Meer
Among Bountiful Neiv Talent
By DREW MIDDLETON,
Associated Press Sports Writer.
NEW YORK, June 20 — Fifty mil- !
lion Americans can be wrong. That’s
why the big league managers will pick
the National and American League's
all-star teams this year.
At the outset the fans picked the
teams. Then it went to the man
agers of the two championship teams.
This year all the managers vote. As
Will Terry, who will manage the Na
tionals as pilot of the pennant-win
ning team, puts it, "Why not let the
guys who are paid for guessing get a
real workout?"
Willful Will won't know’ what his
team will be for the game at Cincin
nati July 6 until the results of the
managers' selections, tabulated by the
big league offices, are released to a
waiting world.
When last seen he was clad in a
sweatshirt, a coat of lather and a
glow of optimism, which not even the
customary Terry caution could conceal.
New Talent Available.
“It'll be a pretty fair team, at that.”
said Will, starting shaving operations.
"Lots of new fellows on our team, I
expect, and lots on the other side. too.
Say, I don't see how they can keep
this Vander Meer off it, do you?”
Some one said it was a funny thing,
a fellow like Lefty Gomez of the
Yanks probably wouldn’t be picked for
the Americans, yet he's a pitcher the
Nationals never have beaten.
“It’ll be okay with us,” said Will.
“He's hotter than the devil for those
games. Say, looks like Gehrig won’t
make it at first. Think it'll be Green
berg?”
He was reminded that Jimmy Poxx,
the Boston Red Socker, was doing
some fancy clouting for the Fenway
millionaires.
“Never was a bad hitter in my book.
He hit one off Bill Walker in Chi
cago in ’33. I bet it's going yet. All
those guys, Ruth, Gehrig, Simmons
—saved their best shots for the all
star game.”
He paused and smiled: “But Hub
bell stopped them once.”
“Mm-m,” murmured Will, snipping
at a stubborn hair, “ with him and
some of these other fellows, plus a
couple of hitters, it doesn’t look so
bad. But you’ll have to ask Ford
Frick, J can’t even give out my own
selections.”
Rumor Turns Dodger Reins Over to Babe in Month
Mony Clubs Overlooked Yonder Meer—Mutuel Clerk, Stuck for $30, Cashes in ot 20 to 1.
By SID FEDER.
Associated Press Sports Writer.
NEW YORK, June 20—One
■tory is that Boily Grimes has one
month to land a new job before
the Babe takes over the Dodgers’
managership . . . Seems about
every club but the Tenth Avenue
Alley Oats had a chance to land
Johnny Vander Meer . . . Bill,
Terry practically was begged to in
vest $2,500 in the .kid back in
*35 . . . The Dodgers fumbled
their chance (leave It to the
Dodgers) . .. The Red Sox wouldn’t
kick in 25 G's . . . But the payoff
la the Bees had to take him from
Scranton to realize something on a
$2,500 Investment . . . and then
■hipped him to Nashville without
ao much as a look.
And, reports Chick Feldman of
tha Scranton Tribune, the guy
i who “exiled’” him was wily Will/
*MeKechnie,' who’s now his boas
at Cincinnati . . . Incidentally,
Johnny’s pa credits Johnny Gooch,
Pirates’ coach, with teaching the
kid the tricks of the trade at Dur
ham two years ago . . . But don’t
overlook Lefty Grove’s fine Scan
dinavian hand in ironing out the
kinks in his control last spring.
Sammy Baugh still is thinking
1 over that coaching oiler from
North Carolina State . . . That
Dizzy Dean deal looks funnier every
every day . . . F’r instance, the
Cubs tossed Curt Davis into the pot
along with that $189,000 . . . and
all Curt has done so far is win six
and lose two for the Cards.
Who said depression? The
Yanks have played to 908,947 paid
customers in 28 home games this
year, the Tigers to 328,000 in 24
and the Cubs to 344,003 in 29 ... .
And that’s only a little more than
a third of the Smson.
Add it’s-an-ill-wind department:
Doc Case, mutuel cleric at Lincoln
Fields, punched $40 worth of tickets
on a hoss in the third the other
day. but the customer changed his
mind and took only $10 worth . . .
so there was Doc “stuck" for $30
out of his own pocket—until the
nag came in, paying a slight 20
to 1.
Connie Mack says Swingin’
Sammy Chapman, his rookie wal
loper from California, resembles
A1 Simmons when the pounding
Pole first came up . . . Patty Berg
thinks 14-year-old Alice Daniels
from Port Worth is going to be
the women’s golf champ some day.
When Vander Meer finished
pitching his second no-hittier,
Dizzy Dean’s comment was: “I’d
like to see him toss 25 more of ’em
—all against the Giants” . . . One
of the Reds' scouts came across a
catcher named ''Pitcher" and a
pitcher named “Ketcher" in his
wanderings this spring.
Heavyweight Joe Lubin. who won
the Hearst national amateur fight
turnament, makes his pro bow on
the Louis-Schmellng card . . .
He's a Chicago boy, now fighting
out of New York . . . Cardinals
show at home July 4 this year for
the first time in four seasons. They
say Arky Vaughan’s improvement
around the short field is due to the
fact he rooms with Honus Wagner
on the Bucs’ road trips, and takes
tips from the old boy—and he
couldn't find a better one to get
’em from.
Rosy Rosen, the Brooklyn rookie
who ruined no-hitters for Hal
Schumacher and Fibber McGee
this season, almost did the same
for Vander Meer last week . . .
He was in there as a pinch-runner
in that hectic ninth and was just
nipped at the {date carrying a run
acroM. >
Mr. Frick was just as communica
tive, but considerably more cherry at
his office. It is understandable. His
Nationals, besides being cutler around
in the last, three world series, have
lost, all but one (19361 of five all
star games. Now things are look
ing up.
"Won't have that team for another
week,” chortled the league prexy, "but
when we do we ll have something.
Lots of new fellows. That Vander
Meer, boy! And look at the first base
man, young Buck McCormick; Dolph
Camilli, Johnny Mize. And Medwick
and Mel Ott and Joe Moore. Old
Gabby Hartnett looks good for this
one, too. Say, I hardly can wait.”
A. L. Rebuttal Strong.
It seemed rude, but it was time to
point out that the American League
rebuttal would be fairly severe. Of
the team that thumped out an 8-to-3
victory last year, the Yankees’ Red
Rolfe and Bill Dickey, Joe Cronin of
the Bostons, Charlie Gehnnger of the
Tigers and Earl Averill of the Indians
were doing better than good.
A National League veteran sighed,
“I see that Averill is hitting around
.380 and Foxx has driven in nearly
80 runs. Don't those fellows ever get
tired? And I suppose Di Maggio will
start to go again.”
"We’ve got the pitching.” replied
Mr. Frick, "and plenty of it.”
Which is true. In addition to
Vander Meer and Hubbell, Bill Lee
of the Cubs, Danny MacFayden of the
Boston Bees. Paul Derringer of the
Reds and the Giants' Cliff Melton and
Hal Schumacher are ready, willing
and able. An impressive group.
Incidentally only Hubbell Is a hold
over. Last year Lefty Lee Grissom,
Cy Blanton, Van Mungo and Bucky
Walters took turns pitching.
Oh, yes, a guy named Dean was I
in there. Remember him?
Griffs’ Records
Battlnr.
G. AB R. H. 2b. 3b HR RBI. Pe.
Travis 59 233 36 83 13 2 4 26 .356
DeShonr 12 29 4 10 n 2 « 4 .34 5
Myer.46 15L 31 52 7 3 1 25 .344
Case _ 29 104 19 36 8 2 1 13 .337
R.Fer'll 57 195 27 62 16 3 3 26 .318
Wrirht- 38 164 15 33 3 4 1 1.3 .317
Chase _ 12 16 1 5 O 0 O 1 .313
Blueae 21 70 9 21 4 0 0 8 .300
Weaver 13 17 3 5 0 1 0 2 .294
W.Fer'lI 16 34 6 in 2 o 1 5 .294
Sim ons 35 113 16 .3.3 4 2 6 26 .292
Lewis 59 265 46 77 8 3 6 38 .291
Aoplefn 18 2 7 1 7 o 1 n 5 .259
Kelley 13 8 1 2 0 0 0 1 ,260
Giuliani 6 12 1 3 0 0 0 2 .250
Stone 56 213 24 50 12 5 3 26 .235
Bonura 57 236 29 65 8 2 7 39 .234
Leonard 13 32 2 7 o l o 4 .219
Horsett, 12 in l 2 o o o o .200
Goslln 17 43 5 8 2 0 2 6 .186
Wasdell. 5 18 5 2 0 0 0 0 .111
West 4 19 3 2 0 0 1 2 .105
Kraka'as 6 4 1 00000 .000
Pitebmr.
G. H BB SO. IP. GS. CG. W. L.
W. Ferrell 14 121 45 25 95% 13 7 9 4
Weaver 13 532116 46% 7 2 3 2
DeShonr - 12 76 43 26 75 10 1 4 3
chase_ 13 5144 19 63 6 2 3 3
Chase _ 14 48 38 19 49 5 $ 2 3
Leonard. 13 92 22 28 88 13 7 5 6
APDleton- IS 74 30 30 66% 2 13 4
HOEsett _ 10 43 14 14 40% i> 1 2 3
Krak'ka*- 6 16 16 12 17 10 12
Kelley- 13 44 14 4 31% 10 0 1
Minor Results
By the Associated Press.
INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE.
Newark. 6—in; Montreal. 3—5.
Rochester. 4—3: Jersey Olty. 3—1.
Buffalo. 10—5: Baltimore. 0—4.
Syracuse. 2—2; Toronto. 1—4.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.
Minneapolis. 7—3: Indianapolis. 3—7.
Louisville. 5—4: St. Paul. 3—0.
Milwaukee. 0—11: Toledo. 3—10.
Kansas City. 6—8: Columbus. 3—7.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
Seattle. 4—3; Portland. 3—1.
Hollywood. 4—2: San Francisco. 2—0.
Oakland. 4—1: Los Anceles. 3—3.
Sacramento. 3—1: San Dleao. 1—0.
TEXAS LEAGUE.
Shreveport. 13—2: Dallas. 4—1.
Houstoa. 2—0: Fort Worth. 0—12.
Beau mbit. 4—1: Oklahoma Olty. 2—9.
San Amonlo. fl: Tulsa. 1.
KELLEY TO START
j
Relief Vet Picked to Face
Chisox After Regulars
Repeatedly Wilt.
By BURTON HAWKINS.
Staff Correspondent of The Star.
CHICAGO, June 20 — Sun-eying the
more soothing scenery of the first
division at least temporarily, the Na
tionals gratefully paused here today
and regarded their status. In the
wake of seven losing arguments in
their last 10 engagements, apparently
there is no occasion for optimism, but
the Nats now are confident that with
any semblance of decent pitching they
still can be Irritable among more
highly regarded company.
It is significant that the Nationals,
over that same stretch, have averaged
i»early a dozen hits a game. 11.7 if
you like accuracy: outfit opposing
clubs in seven scraps and tied them
once in that respect. As has been
suspected for some time, the pitching j
is pithy—with no Immediate prospect
of improvement.
The Nats now regard themselves as
something of a powerhouse, but the
batteries are weak. Rick Ferrell's
wiry frame is absorbing double duty,
what with calling for pitches la oue
spot and catching them in another,
but everything is clicking on hla end.
Out there on the rubber, however, the
atmosphere is frigid, cooled continually
by breeze-stirring hits.
Appleton Hurling Homers.
Wes Ferrell is pitching assorted sar
casm at newspaper men for branding
him a bum—but that's all the pitching
he has done lately. Ken Chase and
Joe Krakauskas generally are as wild
as this younger generation, but fairly
effective when they happen to locate
the plate.
Pete Appleton has discovered a cute
manner of emptying bases in his last
three dashes to the rescue in relief
employment. Twice he has been
hammered for home runs and once
for a triple before he has been able
to obtain an out. Relieving the bases
of population apparently has become
his idea of relief pitching.
Still, there is hope. Dutch Leonard
and Jimmy De Shong have been hurl*
ing creditably, but winding up on the
debit side. Krakky and Chase, de
spite their trend toward twisting ’em
anywhere but over the plate, still must
be regarded as promising. Both have
shown sporadic flashes of finesse, but
the ragged edges still must be sand
papered.
Harris Gambles on Kelley.
Manager Bucky Harris, who gambled
on Krakauskas in a starting role last
week at Cleveland and received a
measure of encouragement despite his
losing performance against Bob Feller,
will spin the wheel again tomorrow as
the Nats launch a three-game series
here with the White Sox. Harry Kel
ley, the bald-pa ted relief worker who
has been hounded by poor condition all
season, will start firing for the Na
tionals, and that is interesting.
Kelley, a sincere, likeable veteran,
has shed 20 pounds in recent weeks,
and it may have been reflected in
his last chore. On that occasion he
traveled three innings against Cleve
land, allowing three hits, walking only
one and parting with only one run.
Harris feels he is ready for a thor
ough test, saying, “If he kicks in
with a couple of good games the com
plexion of the race may change. Give
us a little pitching and we'll be up
there—if Cleveland is any criterion
of what we have to beat.”
The Nationals, however, have the
consoling knowledge their throwers
aren’t unique in distributing passes
rather freely, for failure of Tiger
pitchers to locate the plate yesterday
at Detroit chiefly was responsible for
Washington’s 10-6 victory and recap
ture of fourth place.
Vernon Kennedy presented the
game to the Nats in the first inning
flSee KELLEY. Page iA-ll.)
League Statistics
MONDAY, Jl’NB 20, 193*.
AMERICAN.
Koulti Twtwio.
Washington. 10; Detroit. «.
Cleveland, 5; Philadelphia 4
St. Louis. 10—7; New York. 9-—7 (sec
ond game. * innings, darkness'.
Chicago. 3—1; Boston. 2—0.
STANDING OF 7MB CI.IBS.
41_41_41”21 5r8l32!22l.593
—1_4 j_B l_2!_«IJSI30I21 M>88!_2 _
21—I 41 51 61 .V'lO'291.60m 6 _
2l_71—I 61 61 4 28 28 500, ti'a
41_2 !_61—I _4J_6' 2 4J29 L4 5;ij _9
31 21 2i 41—I 21191311.380; 12 i2
31 81 31 21 3|—1171331.340)14 ■. a
_1129i28:29i31i33l—I—I I
Games Tadic. Games Tomorrow.
No games scheduled. W'avh. at Chi . 3 on.
N. Y. ai Cleveland.
Boston at Detroit.
Phila. at St. Louis.
NATIONAL.
Results Yesterday.
St. Louis. X—4: New York 7—2.
Brooklyn 8—8; Chicago 2 -4
Pittsburgh 14 —1H Philadelphia. 4—3.
Cincinnati, J4. Boston. 1.
wri—l~a i_e O i_aLe L15 i •'< 4 • 2 i iTu i»i
CU* «:—I 31 3| 41 31 7I_4I‘:9;2‘JI.6B9I_3 _
CWI_3t_W— aL6l_4L5l_7|32l35|.5B1| 3
Pit I 61 3| 61—I 31 4i 4! 6fs»l:;3l.r.58i_:f~:
Bo»J_3j_4 L5 J* i—1 41 31 3I2B1231.631 i_6
StLI_3l_3j_2I_2!_31—i 4| 6133!397442, »L
gltl .O 3: .4!_4 i_41 41—j 41231321.413,11
PMI II 21 11 31 II 31 31—|14l35l728tiH7~
L. 1211221251231231291321351—1—1 i
Games Teday. Games Tsmsrrow.
Cine, st Boston Cine, it New York.
Chicago at Brooklyn. Chicago at Phila
Others not scheduled. Pitts, at Brooklyn.
St. Louis at Boston.
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PIEDMONT LEAGUE.
Durham 8—10: Richmond. 3—0
Portsmouth. 8: Asheville. 2.
Norfolk-Rocky Mount, rain.
SALLY LEAGUE.
Jacksonville. 3: Greenville. 1.
Augueta. lfi: Savannah. p.
Macon Columbia. t>.
Columbus. 8; Snarianburg. 1.
EASTERN SHORE LEAGUE.
Federalsburg. 7. Easton, 5
Cambridge. X—*: Milford. »—-2
Salisbury. 13: Dover. 111.
Focomoke. 15; Centreville. 9.
SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION.
Cattanooga. 9: Birmingham. 4.
Atlanta. 5—C: New Orleans. 0—0 (sec
ond game, ft innings; rain).
Nashville. B: Memphis. 4.
Little Rock-Knoxville. doubleheader;
rain.
EASTERN league.
Albany. 9—0; Williamsport. S—I
Wilkes-Barre. 5—14: Hartford. 3—5.
Binghamton. 2—3: Elmira. 1—2.
Haxleton. 15—1; Trenton. 1—2.
Cincinnati Second £fter
Johnny Beats Bees—$abe •
idol as Dodger Coach.
By HI GH S. FULLERTOW, Jr,
Associated Prew Sport. Writer.
The old guy and the young one are
rivals for the attention of baseball'* ‘
followers today.
The old guy. of course, is Babe Ruth,
back in harness again as coach of the
Brooklyn Dodgers. He took tha Job*
Saturday at $15,000 for the rest of the
season, appeared on the baselines yes- .
terdp.y and immediately regained his
old spot as the main attraction on the
ball field.
The young fellow is Cincinnati's re
markable Johnny Vander Meer, who
couldn’t make three no-hitters in a
row, but came close enough to give
the Boston Bees a good scare when
he let them down with four blows to
win, 14-1. The virtory put the Reds
in second place, a few percentage,
points ahead of Chicago.
Dodger* Slug to Win.
It was the Babe some 28,000 Brook
lyn fans were out to see. But they
also saw a couple of good ball games,
as G'.een Pressnell's flinging and a
slugging spurt that must have made
the old Yankee clouter feel right at
home gave the Dodgers a 6-2 opening
triumph over the Chicago Cubs. Clay
Bryant stopped the hitting, however,
giving only one blow up to the ninth,
and the Cubs won the nightcap, 4-3. *
Vander Meer, who pitched two con
secutive hitless games. Anally was
touched in the fourth inning yester
day when Debs Ganns singled. He
made a new National League record of
i 21zj consecutive no-hit innings, just
short of Cy Young's major league mark
of 23 that has stood since 1904. And
he went 32 innings before he was
scored upon.
Boston lost a chance to win when
the second game was rained out in the"
last half of the fifth.
Bucs Crush Phillies.
Pittsburgh* Pirate* put on a ter
rific clouting spree to wallop the Phil
lies. 14-4 and 16-3. Three homers by
Johnny Rixzo and two by Paul Waner
marked their 34-htt attack.
| The New York Giants took a
double beating, their second of the
season, from St. Louts and had their
lead cut to three game*. A twelfth
inning single by Joe Stripp carried the>
Cards to an 8-7 opening victory and*
j they won the nightcap. 4-2. behind
Roy Henshaw, although Mel Ott hit a
homer in each game.
In the American League, the Boa
, ton Red Sox moved into second ahead
of the slipping New’ York Yankees by
splitting a twin bill at Chicago whila
I the Yanks lost one game and tied an
other al St. Louis. After Gee Walker-*
homer had given the White 'Sox a 8-2
victory, Jimmy Foxx and Jim Bsgby
paced the Red Hose to a 6-1 triumph.
Yanks Weak in Pinches.
The Yanks had 22 men left on bese
as they went down to the Browns, lb- *
9. then played a 7-7 elght-lnnlng tie,
halted by darkness.
The league-leading Cleveland In
dian* celebrated Connie Mack Day by
trimming Connie's Athletics, 5-4. In
one big inning. Washington's six-run
first inning beat Detroit, 10-6, and
returned the Nationals to fourth plsoe.
Official Score
WASHINGTON. AB. R. H. Q. A. K.
Case. It ..... -a l 1 X n n
West, cf 5 1 0 2 0 0
Lewis, .ib - 5 2 3 1 go
Myer 2b — -5 2 2 4 5 0
cravis. *s _12 1 4-0
Bonum lb _2 1 111 0 o
Wright. If . _ ti o 0 o 0 it
Simmons If_ 5 10 2 0 0
R. Ferrell, c_ 4 0 2 2 0 o
Chase u - 1 0 0 0 0 0
i Appleton, p_2 0 10 10
Totals-38 10 11 27 Ig O
DETROIT. AB R. H. O. A.
I Rogell, ss_4 0i;bo
! White, cf _ 4 2 1 3 0 0
I Gehringer. 2b_2 1 l ♦ 4 (»
York, c -5 13 2 10
I Fox rf 5 0 0 0 0 0
Greenberg, lb__ 2 1 1 13 2 i>
Laabs. If _ 3 0 0 2 0 0
Ross 3b -4 12 0 10
Kennedy, p _o o o o 0 O
Wade p o 0 0 0 0 i»
Poffenberger. p_2 o o 1 1 O
•Walker 1 0 o 0 0 ft
Totals - 32 6 » 27 18 ’»
•Batted for Poffenberger in ninth.
Washington _ 020 000 020—10
Detroit - 000 230 001 —0 f
Runs batted in—Myer. Travis (2> Sim
mons (7>. R. Ferrell Case Bonnra Ap
pleton (2). Ross i2t. York 13'. Gehringer.
Two-ba.se hits—Myer. York. Home runs—.
Ross. York SacriOce—Chase. Double
plays—Gehringer. RogeU to Greenberg:
Lewis. Myer to Bonnra (31: Myer. Travis
to Bonnra. Left on bases—Washington.
13: Detroit. 8 Bases on balls- -Off Chase
fi: off Appleton 3: off Kenned*. 4. off
Wade. 1: off Poffenberger. 8. Struck out_
Bv Appleton 1. by Poffenberger. 1. Hltr"'
—Off Kennedy. 2 in o innings (pitched
trL 0 battersi: off Wade. I in '4 Inning:
off Poffenberger. 8 In 82y innings: off
Chase :f In 4 innings: off Appleton. 6 in 5
Innings Winning Ditcher—Chaae Los
ing Ditcher—Kennedy. Umpires-—Messrs.
McGowan. Quinn and Rue. Time—2 "X *
Attendance—22.200.
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