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A~16 *___WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, JULY 8, 1940.
American Leaguers Rated 5-2 Favorites as All-Stars Play on 'Neutral’ Field Win, Lose or Draw By FRANCIS E. STAN. Star Staff Correspondent. The Managers Create a Caste System ST. LOUIS. July 8.—One of the probable reasons why the All-Star game is sick—it may even die, you know—is that a quaint sort of a caste system is used in selecting the players to form the American and National League squads. We are reminded of this by the absence here of some of the hottest hitters in the two leagues. The eight American League managers who selected the squad which Joe Cronin will manage tomorrow in the eighth annual All-Star game couldn't see Taft Wright, for instance, although Wright's name has been 1-2-3 among the leading batsmen in both circuits ever since the season started. Indeed, as these lines are written, three of the five leading hitters in the American League—men who are playing every day and distinguish ing themselves as team players—are Wright of the White Sox, Rip Radcliff of the Browns and Barney McCosky of the Tigers. None was chosen to play in the All-Star game, nor was Wally Moses of the Althetics, w'hose .315 average is higher than the marks of four outfielders who made the team. The chances are that here are four players who would be delighted to be members of the All-Star team. We know that Wright, Radcliff and McCosky never have been chosen. About Moses we aren't quite so sure. We stress this point because most of the better players—those who have been selected in the past from time to time—don’t give a snap of their fingers for the spectacle. With no W'aste of words, they say they would rather stay home and enjoy the three-game layoff the All-Star game creates. Dixie Walker's Case Presents an Argument Wiry weren't Wright, Radcliff, McCosky and Moses chosen? We can only guess. For that matter, let's look at the National League side. Why wasn't Dixie Walker of the Brooklyn Dodgers chosen? The last we heard Dixie w;as hitting .333 for the Dodgers. This is 17 points higher than the average of the best-hitting outfielder on the National League squad. Four of the six fly-chasers who were honored aren’t even batting .300. Our guess is that a fellow has to ‘’belong.’’ It is almost certain that Walker wasn't selected because he went to Brooklyn and to the National League as a washed-up, incompetent American Leaguer who had been tried thoroughly by the Yankees and White Sox. It must be something of the sort, because from the Dodgers were chosen Manager Leo Durocher (batting .253), Pete Coscarart (batting .244) and Cookie Lavagetto (batting .268). Of course, it may be pointed out that Durocher, himself, is a fugitive from the American League, also having been tried thoroughly by the Yankees. All we can think of in rebuttal is that Leo the Lip failed a long time ago and that, as manager of a team fighting for a pennant, etc., his past generously has been forgotten. Let's skip back to the American League and study the case, say, of Wright. Here is a fellow who has maintained an average, for nearly half a season, of about .360 This is about 55 or 60 points better than Joe Di Maggio has been hitting. Finney, of a Sudden, Acquires High Favor We can picture the average American League manager making his choices. He names Di Maggio because he wouldn't trade Wright tor Guiseppe. He wouldn't trade because Di Mag fields better than Wright, throws better, runs bases better and, over a stretch of years, has, will or should hit better. The same goes for Radcliff, McCosky and Moses. The average manager makes the same general comparison when he appoints Charley Keller, although Keller is hitting less than Di Maggio's .305. Among the American outfielders is Bob Johnson of the A's. He isn’t batting .300, but he has been on All-Star teams before and that must make him all right. The point we are trying to bring out is that there doesn't seem to be any premium on a good year if the player belongs to the wrong team. Wright plays for the second-division White Sox. Radcliff plays for the second-division Browns. Moses belongs to the seventh-place A's. The best argument we can think of at the moment is that Louis Klopsche Finney of the Red Sox, who has been in the American League for eight years and whose best average (and then as a part-time performer) was only .310 made the All-Star team becausa of his .350 or so average for this year. Don't get us wrong Finney belongs on the team. But we have a hunch the only reason Lou made it was because he now happens to be playing for the high and mighty Red Sox instead of the White Sox, Browns, Nats or A's. In other words, he got a place because Lou, of a sudden, has acquired caste. Wright, Radcliff and McCosky, with averages higher or approxi mately as good, didn’t make the team because, for some reason, their owners refused to sell them to Tom Yaw'key or somebody else owrning a pennant-contending team. Not All of the Stars Are Here McCosky belongs to the Tigers, and nobody, at this point, is selling the Tigers short. Nor can anybody sell McCosky short. He can play center field with anybody in the business and he is the one modem left handed hitter who, in Clark Griffith’s opinion, can hit southpaws as well as right-handers. Barney's crime, as against those crimes committed by Wright, Rad cliff, Moses, et al., apparently is playing with a surprising team which already has produced, for All-Star service, such as Hank Greenberg, Buck Newsom and Tommy Bridges. In other words, three are enough for one team, especially a team which hasn’t won a pennant in five years, etc. So the All-Star game fs sick. It's been sick ever since the brass hats decided the fans had no right to vote because they didn’t know ballplayers and couldn't vote fairly. That, at least, is the impression one gets Another impression is that while this is the All-Star game and on all Bides are stars, not all of the stars are here. Major League Statistics MONDAY, JULY 8, 1910. AMERICAN Result* Yesterday. Boston, 7—4; Washington. J—7. New York, 6—5: Philadelphia. 3—10. Detroit. 5; St. Louis. 2. Chicago. 3: Cleveland, 1. 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Fittingly enough, the dream player of all time, Babe Ruth, smashed a home run to give the American Leaguers the first of five victories. Since then the leagues have al ternated as hosts. Now it is the turn of the St. Louis Cardinals of the National circuit to spread the festive board before an expected 33,000 customers, v Nationals Familiar With Park. And in recent years the Cardinals have shared Sportsman's Park with their fellow townsmen, the Browns of the American League. Which all means that the wind currents and shadows tormenting the American Leaguers in their regularly scheduled games with the Browns have been studied by the Nationals in their stopovers with the Cards—that the sun spots dis turbing the fielders in the senior loop have been scanned by their rivals. With the terrain so familiar, bet tors today argue that the American League contingent was a 5-to-2 favorite on its pitching and batting prowess. A pencil and paper champ discovered the Nationals have won in the even numbered years after first crashing through in 1936, but they still trail five games to two for the series. Pittsburgh and St. Louis Cardinal stars already were on hand, having met Sunday in a twin bill and Manager Bill McKechnie, boss of the Nationals, arrived late last night with his Cincinnati contributions. Joe Cronin, chief of the Boston Red Sox and leader of the American League's forces, will spend most of the day traveling from Washington. Starting lineups of both teams still were in doubt. Nicholson Replaces Leiber. McKechnie announced that Bill Nicholson, Cub outfielder, would re- j place the ailing Hank Leiber of the same club on his squad. Leiber is out with a throat infection. It was the second change in his lineup to one for the Americans. George McQwinn, Browns first base man, may be unable to play, how ever. Should McQuinn's throbbing knee keep him on the sidelines it is prob able that Jimmy Poxx of the Red Sox, only player to be chosen for all eight charity contests, will go the full route at the initial sack. This would be some kind of poetic justice since Foxx wasn't used even as a pinch-hitter last year. Although both Ford Frick, presi dent of the National League, and William Harridge, who holds a similar job in the American, asked that hurlers designated for tomor row's contest see no service after July 4,10 of the 16 flingers have gone to the mound since that date. Hubbell and Walters Rested. Hugh Mulcahy of the Phillies has worked twice in four days and was beaten both times. Only Carl Hub bell, the venerable southpaw of the Giants, and Bucky Walters, 11 times a victor this season for the Reds, have been idle among the tossers at McKechnie's command. A1 Milnar, Cleveland lefthander, and Tommy Bridges of Detroit, win ner of the 1939 classic before a New York audience, have rested in the junior loop. But it is an even bet that Bob Feller, the Cleveland howitzer, will go the mound first for the Amer icans with Walters as his opponent. The American League moguls scheduled their summer meeting for this afternoon while the National League’s gathering was down for tonight. Eagles Waste No Time Washington Eagles piled up their runs in the first four innings to down Ballston A. C.. 10-5. Franklin. Eagle second baseman, got three hits and three runs. Cameos Work Overtime Cameo Furniture won a 14-inning game over the Carolina A. C. at Bowling Green, Va„ yesterday, 3-2. Pitcher Printz's double scored the winning run. —AND IT USED TO BE HIS GAME! • 1-By JIM BERRYMAN | how come 1 those 2 hot r OUTFIELDERS WRIGHT AN' KREEVICH COULDNT MAKE TH' GRADE...? ^ IS •. LOOKS TME LIKE TH'MANAGERS MUSTA BEEN SLEEPIN1 PUKTY SOUND To OVERLOOK SOME . 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I Arcade Market Lads Make Sensational Keystone Duo Pull Triple, Two Double Plays in Upset Win Over Plaza Tile The young keystone combination of the Arcade Market team of the National City Sunday B League is Washington’s latest sandlot sensa tion. Several fielding gems turned in by Carlton McClanahan, short stop, and George Catloph, second baseman, materially aided the Mar ketmen to defeat Plaza Tile, first half champions, 5-3, and pull an upset yesterday on the North Ellipse. The game was one of the best on the city’s sandlots this year, with both teams playing errorless ball all the way. Highlight of the con test was a seemingly impossible triple play in the fifth inning that stopped a Plaza scoring threat and broke the team’s spirit. With men on first and second, McClanahan speared a high, hot drive far to his right and tossed to Catloph to double the runner at second. Cat loph then tossed to Joe Sacre at first to triple the runner there. The second-base combination also pulled two double plays during the game. In other Section B clashes Capi tal Cafe downed St. Francis Xavier, 10-3; Washington Home Improve ment won from Variety, 9-5, and Atchinson <fc Keller nosed out Ter minal Ice, 3-2. Section A got under way in the second half with Klien’s Tavern, first-half winner, taking an easy victory as expected over Marvin’s Credit, 14-4. In other contests Miller Furniture defeated Flood Plumbers, 6-1; Packard downed D. G. S., 3-2, and Orange Disc won over Small by the same score. Cardinal A. C. and Kneesi Cubs went into a first-place tie in the Junior League, as Uline Ice, the previous leader, lost to Kneesi, 5-2. The Cardinals won from Friendship, 12-4, to keep pace with Kneesi, as they moved up from second place. Woodridge nosed out Naiman’s, 5-4, and Police Boys’ Club No. 44 downed Southeast Boys’ Club, 11-3, in other Junior contests. Denied Radio Account, 500 Dodger Fans Accompany Team Yank Job Fifth to Beckon Farley From Politics; Redskin Hoffman Cowboy Actor By EDDIE BRIETZ, Associated Press Sports Writer. NEW YORK. July 8.—Tattle tales: An Auburn-Texas A. & M. grid series is as good as made— with San Antonio entertaining in 1942 and Birmingham in 1943. Bob Quinn wouldn't let ’em air i yesterday’s Dodger-Bee bill. Said Station WOR is so powerful it would keep Beantown fans away from the park. So—500 Brooklyn rooters went to Boston on a spe cial train. Prediction: The 1942 Cub double-play combination will read (left to right): Storey (San Francisco) to Stringer (Los An geles) to Waitkus (Tulsa). Help wanted: Coach Mose Simms of 6t. Mary’s (Texas) wants a cen ter and wants him badly, i Today’s guest star. Jim Bchlemmer, Akron Beacon Journal: “So Jim Farley is to retire from political life to be come president of the Yankee baseball dynasty! This is the same Mr. Farley who was to re sign as postmaster general to be come: 1, high commissioner of boxing: 2, high commissioner of baseball; 3, manager of Churchill Downs; 4, president of the na tional pro football league; 5, President of the United States.” Master minding. In Friday's 20-inning thriller. Leo Durocher ordered three batters passed| Result: Three double killings. Gene Sarazen, who lost the Open playoff last month and Craig Wood, who dittoed a year ago, cried into each other’s beer at lunch the other day. Stanley McGinnis, the Broadway roast , beef king, wants to sponsor a heavyweight prospect. (Line up at the right, boys). Antonio Fernandez, South American wel ter and middle weight champ, makes his U. S. debut Thursday night at Paterson, N. J„ against A1 Franklin, with Jimmy Brad dock promoting. Dodger Ditty. Extra innings in July Mean extra winnings by and by. Short, short stories. Des Moines wants Lee Savold and Arturo Godoy for the Drake Stadium later this summer. Cy Pfeiffer, who used to be the Reds’ bat boy, is doing a fine job of first basing for their Durham (N. C.) farm. Bob Hoffman, ex Southem California back (now the property of the Washington Redskins) is in Hollywood playing bit parts in Westerns. Jimmy Dykes was the only American League manager who had a kind word for Detroit's surprising Tigers last spring. Art Doering, young Chicago golfer who walked away with the trans-Mississippi title, is considering a fat offer from a Tulsa oil firm and may change his address. Take your choice—Some say Jack Dempsey is making a come back. Others say it's a come down. All agree it’s a fine come off. ♦ Tee-Hee Dept.—Headline in the Herald-Tribune: “Phillies Teach Baseball at World’s Fair.” Revised version—Bill Terry: “Is Brooklyn still in the lead?" Nats Need All-Star Tilt Recess For Realignment of Forces To Combat Invading West By BURTON HAWKINS. Washington's weary collection of ballplayers of varying caliber today launched a brief but welcome vaca tion, all the Nats except Pitcher Dutch Leonard and Third Baseman Cecil Travis relishing the three-day rest occasioned by the All-Star game tomorrow at St. Louis. Leonard and Travis, the Nation als’ representatives in the annual collision of the elite of the Amer ican and National Leagues, were no items of envy to the remainder of the club, content to fish or rush home to visit the family. To Manager Bucky Harris the loafing period represented a chance to align his pitching staff in more orderly fashion and perhaps mull over a miracle or two which would serve as a derrick to hoist his outfit out of the cellar. ' With the invasion of the Western clubs starting Thursday the Nats apparently will require all the vigor they can. recoup in their midsum mer lull, for first to battle the Nats will be the pennant-contending De troit Tigers and following them will be the equally pennant-hungry, even snarling, Cleveland Indians. Meanwhile there has been ample evidence the natives of the village are starving for baseball, even with the Nats possessing a team which may finish lower than any Wash ington club in 20 years. Some 15, 000 fans saw the Nats and the Ath letics in their double-header battle of the basement on Thursday and 19,000 reported to Griffith Stadium yesterday to view the team split a double-header vith the Red Sox. orove tnecKS rvais in nrsi uame. Naturally that situation won’t exist with a team which continues to lose. The pro-Boston attitude of yesterday's crowd reflected a shift in sentiment against the Nats, but the fact such a gathering could be lured at all should spur the man with the awning eyebrows to fortify his club. The Nats were no sensation in that first game, what with being held to seven scattered hits by the ancient Lefty Grove and giving their own Leonard miserable sup port in losing, 7-1. Four of the Red Sox runs were unearned. Leonard was nicked for a run in the second inning, when Ted Wil liams walked, scooted to third on Lou Finney’s sharp single to center and scored as Jim Tabor forced Finney at second. Then came a hectic second inning, in which Bos ton produced, four runs, with con siderable aid by Catcher Rick Fer rell and Shortstop Jimmy Pofahl, who committed grievous errors. Washington scored its only run in the fifth inning when Ferrell tripled to left and scored on Leon ard’s scratch single, while the Red Sox added single runs in the sixth and seventh frames. Leonard, who yielded nine hits, was yanked for Pinch-hitter Johnny Welaj in the eighth and Alejandro Carrasquel, returned to the Nats by Jersey City, hurled a hitless ninth. The second engagement was more heartening, with little Rene Mon teagudo surviving an 11-hit attack to register a 7-4 victory and snap the Nats’ three-game losing streak. Rookie Wild in Second Game. Alex Mustaikis, a towering right hand recruit from Scranton who was pitching for the first time in the j major leagues, humped into trouble when he walked George Case and I Buddy Lewis in the first • inning.; Gerald Walker smashed a single to center, .coring Case and moving j Lewis to third, and Walker took I second as Catcher Joe Glenn fum bled the throw to the plate. Lewis scored on a wild pitch, Walker taking third, and Gee scored as Tabor threw wild past Foxx at first base after fielding Zeke Bo nura’s grounder. Boston whittled Washington’s lead to 3-2 in the third inning, producing a brace of runs on doubles by Foxx and Williams and Finney's single. The Red Sox locked the score at 3-3 in the fourth when Cronin singled, stole second and third, and scored on Mustaikis’ double to left. The Nats snatched a 5-3 lead in the fifth, however, when Mustaikis, after fielding Bonura’s tap in front of the plate, threw wild past Foxx, allowing Lewis and Walker to score. Washington collected its final two runs in the seventh when Buddy Myer looped a double to left, scoring Lewis and Travis. Visions of blowing another lead in the ninth inning loomed before the Nats, but after Dominic Di Mag gio and Finney had doubled in succession with one out, Monteagudo braced to retire Foxx and Williams and end the game. Baltimore Truckers Tilt in M. A. Softy Meet Tonight Overnight Transportation of Bal timore will meet Powers Builders at 7:45 tonight and Cameo Furni ture will play Senate Beer in the opening games of the annual Middle Atlantic Softball Tournament in volving 12 crack teams from Wash ington, Maryland and Virginia. The games will be played at Ball ston Stadium. The tournament will continue Wednesday night, Greenbelt vs. Dixie Tavern and I. B. M. vs. Beth lehem Steel of Baltimore games being scheduled. Prizes for winning team and in dividuals will be awarded. A pitching duel is expected in the nightcap, with Abe Rosenfield toss ing for Senate and Arnold, former Texas star, starting for Cameo. SJSI3iiLiSJ5J5I3I@jgigjSIg(-gigin!S®3/3J3IS®i5a (FREEMAN’S FINE SHOES | Worn by millions of men with pride. $5.50 and op. l§> 1=1 EISEMAN’S—F at 7th 1 jjjjjjSjSBjBjBjBIBjBiBjjMjmfi Official Scores First Game. BOSTOl*. AB. R. H. O. A. E Doerr. 2b _ 5 1 0 3 2 0 Cramer, cl___ 5 112 10 Foxx. lb ..._ 3 0 0 13 0 0 Williams, if _ 3 3 2 2 0 0 Fifln-y, rf_ 4 1 3 2 0 0 Tabor. 3b_ 4 0 0 0 fi 0 Cronin, ss _4 1113 0 Desautels. c_ 4 0 1 4 0 0 Grove, p _ 4 0 1 0 2 0 Totals _ 3fi 7 0 27 14 0 WASHINGTON. AB. R. H. O. A E. Case, cf _ 4 0 0 1 0 0 Lewis, rf_4 0 12 10 Walker. If_ 4 0 0 3 0 0 Bonura. lb_ 4 0 1 13 0 o Travis. 3b _ 4 0 2 0 0 0 Woodworth. 2b_400200 Pofahl, ss_ 3 0 1 4 6 1 Ferrell, c _3 112 1 Leonard, p _ 2 0 1 - 0 4 o * Welaj 1 0 0 0 0 O Carrasquel, p_ 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals .. - 38 1 7 27 13 ~2 •Batted for Leonard in eighth. Boston _'_ 014 001 100—7 Washington - 000 010 000—1 Runs batted in—Tabor. Williams. Fin ney <3). Leonard. Desautels. Two-base hits —Williams. Travis. Lewis. Three-base hits —Ferrell. Cronin. Double plays—Leonard to Pofahl to Bonura, Bonura (unassisted*. Left on bases—Boston, ti; Washington 5 First base on balls—Off Leonard 3 off Carrasquel, 1. Struck out—By Leonard. 4: by Grove. 3. Hits—Off Leonard. 0 in 8 innings: off Carrasquel, 0 in 1 inning Losing pitcher — Leonard. Umpires— Messrs. Hubbard, Rommel and Monarty. Time—1:47. Second Game. BOSTON. AB. R. H. O. A E In Maggio. cf_5 1 1 2 (| 0 Finney, rf -- 5 1 2 0 0 0 Foxx. lb -3 1 1 .0 2 0 Williams. If_ 5 0 2 5 0 0 Tabor, lib-4 0 10 o 2 Doerr. 2b_4 0 116 0 Cronin, ss_3 12 2 O 0 Glenn, c _4 0 o 3 o i Mustaikus. p_ 3 0 1 2 3 1 Hash, p _0 ii 0 n o 4 •Carey - 1 0 0 0 o o Totals - 37 4 11 24 11 ~6 •Batted for Hash In ninth. WASHINGTON. AB. R. H. O. A. E Case, cf- 3 1 0 5 0 0 Lewis, rf-_ 3 3 1 3 0 O Walker If_ 4 2 2 0 0 0 Bonura. lb_ 5 0 0 2 0 0 Travis. 3b_3 112 10 Myer. 2b_ 4 0 2 1 1 0 Pofahl. ss_ 4 0 0 3 O 0 Early, c - 4 0 0 2 0 0 Monteagudo. p_ 4 0 2 0 0 0 Totals _34 7 8 27 ~2 ~0 Boston _ 002 100 001—4 Washington _ 300 020 20x_7 Runs batted in—Walker. Bonura. Foxx, Williams. Mustaikus. Myers (2). Finney Two-base hits—Foxx. Williams. Mustaikus, Doerr. Myers. Monteagudo. Di Maggio. Fin ney. Three-base hit—Monteagudo. Stolen bases—Cronin (2). Walker. Double plavs— Mustaikus to Foxx. Travis to Myer to Bonura. Left on bases—Boston. <>: Wash ington. 0. First base on balls—Off Mon teagudo. 3: off Mustaikus. 5: off Hash. 1 Struck out—Bv Monteagudo. 2: bv Mustai kus. 3. Hits—Off Mustaikus. 7 in 6-, innings: off Hash. 1 in 1'innings. Wild Pitch—Mustaikus. Passed ball—Glenn. Losing pitcher—Mustaikus. Umnires— Messrs. Rommel. Moriarty and Hubbard Time—2:65. HAGERSTOWN, MD.,| RACES "'il-.r,J:!!:!! _ Special train daily Lv. Washington _12:05 p.m. Lv. Silver Spring _12:19 Lv. Rockville _ __12:30 Ar. Hagerstown _ 2:00 Railroad ticket includes motor coach transfer in each direction between train and track at Hagerstown. Round trip including admission to track—*1.75. BALTIMORE & OHIO R. R. Tigers and Reds Enjoy Lull After Regaining Top All-Star Game Brings 3-Day Truce in Hot Pennant Chases By BILL WHITE, Associated Press Sports Writer. While big league baseball shines its shoes and goes "society” out in St. Louis for the all-star game, a pleasing three-day hush settles over the swirling for first place in both leagues. The next three days will give the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers time to gain a deep breath after again reaching the top and it will give the Cleveland Indians and the Brooklyn Dodgers ample time to review yesterday’s shortcomings that cost them the league leads. The Reds, no strangers to the top rung, climbed there by dint of a 4-3 “gift” from the Chicago Cubs and the Dodgers’ double defeat. The Reds scored the winning run in the eighth on a walk, a single, Billy Her man's error that filled the bases and Morrie Arnovich’s walk to ruin Bill Lee’s bid for his seventh vic tory. Meanwhile, in Boston, the Brooks, cheered by a large group of loyal home folk, bowed in a pair of heartbreakers, 1-0 and 2-1. Whit Wyatt lost a four-hitter in the first game when Johnny Cooney singled home Eddie Miller. Then the Bees got away to a lead in the second game and hung on stubborn ly to win. 2-1, as Bill Posedel and Dick Coffman parceled out' seven hits. In the American League the Cleve land Indians kicked away the Amer ican League lead with a ninth inning blowup in their game with the White Sox, coupled with De troit's well-earned victory over the Browns. Young Bobby Feller and old Ted Lyons pitched superbly for eight innings and then the Sox took full advantage of a wild streak and scored two runs without making a hit, to win, 3-1. Lyons’ 6-hitter cer tainly earned him the victory. The Tigers climbed to the top of the league and all over their St. Louis ‘‘cousins,” 5-2. The victory, 10th for Detroit in 12 games with the Brownies, was achieved largely through Lynwood (School boy) Rowe's 5-hit pitching. The other National League change in standings saw the Pitts burgh Pirates erase a 5-game losing streak by sweeping a 4-game series with the Cards. They wTon yesterday by 7-6 and 4-1 to capture fifth place. Although outhit in both games the Bucs bunched their blow’s ; and coasted home on the power j hitting of Vince Di Maggio and Maurice Van Robays. The third-place New York Giants split with the Phillies, winning the first game. 6-4. with a 4-run first inning outburst, but losing the second. 2-4, as the combination of Si Johnson's pitching and Joe , Marty’s hitting proved too much for j them. In the American League the I Yankees beat the Athletics, 6-3, in ' spite of homers by Bill Lillard and Frankie Hayes, and then lost the second game to Nelson Potter’s 6-hit pitching, 10-5. Philadelphia's largest crowd of the season, 37.129, thoroughly enjoyed the second game. AT THE M AGNIFICENT INSTRUCTION GIVEN BY SENIOR RED CROSS GEE N ECHO LIFEGUARDS EVERY MOB N I N G EXCEPT SATE ROWS AND SEN DAYS. priming.. . i I !