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Bloodworth Best of Four First Basemen Used by Griffmenr Declares Harris
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Win, Lose or Draw
By FRANCIS E. STAN.
Some Random Views Behind the News
Horseshoe Tourney Qualifications Start,—And when the first of the
oversized iron boots which fit no horse is fired tonight on the National
Capital Parks courts The Star s ringer party will be 12 years old and big
for its age.
The time is 7 to 11 o'clock each evening through Friday, the courts
ere located on Fifteenth street, opposite the Commerce Building, the entry
fee remains at $000. and all a fellow seeking a little competitive thrill
has to be is a resident of Metropolitan Washington.
Horseshoe pitching has come a long way down the sports trail in
case you haven't been watching it even casually. The old barnyard pastime
has taken a high polish through the years. And in the event there is a
stray suspicion or two that it doesn't come under the heading of sports
we suggest that all doubters drop around and try the 100-shoe qualification
test ... try tossing 100 shoes, weighing 2>2 pounds apiece, almost as many
times as a good pitcher throws in a regulation baseball game.
For all practical purposes the high polish is at least flattering. It s
an individual, a team and. lastly, a spectators' game. Name the way you'll
take horseshoe pitching but don't leave it under the illusion you're missing
nothing.
'Now I'm Sure,' Says Pilot, 'That Conn's Ready'
Conn's Manager Agrees to Louis Bout—With the assurance, no doubt,
that "Joe can t hurt us." When Baer and Galento staged that Jersey City
fiasco not even Promoter Mike Jacobs’ ablest yes-man could condone an
cther bout involving Louis and Baer or Galento. The two clowns elimi
nated themselves as second-termers that evening in Roosevelt Stadium.
Billy Conn, the handsome light-heavy champion, was to have waited j
et least until next June before meeting Louis. That's what the original
plans called for. but with Godoy, Baer, Galento, Pastor, and, of course,
Faychek heaped in a corner like broken java mugs, a change in the origi
nal blueprints was necessary. So ...
“I did not agree to the Louis match until I was sure that Billy was
ready,” says Manager (of Conn) Johnny Ray. "Now I’m sure. He weighs
183. That will be heavy enough for the Louis match.”
Heavy enough to walk into the ring, perhaps, but still anywhere from
17 to 20 pounds lighter than Louis, who also can punch, whereas Conn
can t, and who also has beaten a few tougher men than Fred Apostoli,
Melio Bettina, Gus Lesnevich and Solly Krieger.
That Man's in the Papers Again
Newsom's Winning Streak Is Snapped—But not before the big galoot
pulled his annual piece of outstanding heroism by working 11 innings;
under a 90-degree temperature and with a thumb still mending from
an 11-day-old fracture.
Somebody—probably Newsom—will write a book some day about!
this guy. When he was with the Browns, but otherwise in good shape,
•ae pitched both ends of double-headers. When he moved to Washington,
he won the 1936 opening game from the Yankees, 1-0. and managed to
get himself knocked silly in front of President Roosevelt and 31.000 other
customers when he stopped a throw by Teammate Ossie Bluege with
his jaw.
Earlier, and while still wearing a Washington uniform, he pitched six
good innings against Cleveland after a line drive by Earl Averill had bro
ken his kneecap. And some day, when you've got plenty of time, sit
down and get Buck to tell you about the time a mule kicked him off
b mountainside and both of his legs were broken.
In connection with his feat yesterday in Detroit the only part that
Newsom's supporters can't understand is why it took him 11 days to mend
from a piece of trivia like a broken thumb.
Time Has Come for Yankees, Red So*
Tigers, Reds Cling to Baseball Leads.—And only partly through their
awn efforts. The Reds, of course, can afford to let down now with an
eight-game lead and only 67 games to-go. But the Tigers have dropped two
In a row to the A's and their nearest contenders, the Indians, have lost ]
two out of three to the Nationals.
This race down the stretclumay be more like a National Open golf j
tournament than a typical baseball campaign. That open title is a hot, j
hard-to-hold potato and at the moment the Tigers, Indians. Yankees and,
In the National League, the Dodgers, have been acting as if they need
asbestos gloves.
It may develop in the next few days the American League contenders
definitely will be cut by 50 per cent. Eight games off the pace, the world
champion Yankees tomorrow will ride into Detroit for a three-game series.
Probably only a clean sweep will keep the Yanks in contention.
While this is going on, the Red Sox, six games behind the leading
Tigers, will move into Cleveland for a three-game set against the second
place Indians. And after these series are finished, Boston- will try at
Detroit and New York will move over to Cleveland.
Nothing more than two defeats apiece can be spared by the Yanks
and Red Sox in their next six games and if both clubs win all it still wron't
be too many.
Major League Statistics
MONDAT. JILT 29, 1910.
AMERICAN
Reaolts Yesterday.
Cleveland, fi—1. Washington. 3—P.
' Philadelphia. P: Detroit. 5 (11 innings).
• Boston. 3—13: St. Louis, l—in.
' New York, in—4: Chicago. P—K.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
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rt S' o 'T D" 2 r S’ r ° ^ r a,
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1 », 1 S S “ i § ! ! 1 S
i ! I! ! I ! I f I! I r I i ! I i I i
let!—I 61 6! 10! 61121101 7i56!3~fii.Bfl01
lie I B1—I 81 71 71 B! 7111:55 381.5911 l'/i
>0,1 7| 5|—| 41 Bl 8110!_71601421.543l_B_
IY! 31 71 61—I 71 81111 Bi47l4.3i.522l 8
;hll 41 31 8 ini—I 71 fi! 8 45 431.5111 B
Ynl 51 81 4i 21 " 8 4(155 421 17■ J
GAMES TODAY. GAMES TOMORROW.
Wn. at St. L. iniKht'.
Pllila. at Detroit. Bos. at Clev (niffhtL
t)nly game scheduled. New York at Detroit.
Phila. at Chicago.
NATIONAL
Results Yesterday.
Cincinnati. 7—1: Philadelphia. 2—4.
Brooklyn. 3—7; St. Louis, o—4.
New York, g; Chicago. 4.
Pittsburgh. 5—7: Boston, 2—3.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
Bkll_71—I 61 8l_6l_9 1 91 815313615961 8_
N Y! 31 31—I 8 J_Oi_81 71 81471381.553 Y2_
Chi1 31 51 71—I 51 61 91131481471.505! 1H_
Pit I ,_l B' 61 f>i—I 71 fi 111141145i.477 18Va
StLl_31_8 l_4l_01_31—1101 61401451.47119_
Phi H _1 _4 _5 J> _5 —1_3 30 55 .353 29
Bos! 4i 31 21 51 61 41 51—1291551.345129*4
L. 1271301381471451451551551—!—1 I
GAMES TODAY. GAMES TOMORROW.
Cinci. at New York. Cinci. at New' York.
Pitts, at Bklyn. Pitts, at Bkl. (night), j
St Louis at Boston. St Louis at Boston.
Chicago at Phila. Chicago at Phila.
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Torrid Tussling Marks
Colored Pro Baseball
Top-notch colored baseball was
exhibited for local followers yester
day at Griffith S\adium in a four
team twin bill.
The Cuban Giants opened pro
ceedings by defeating the Philadel
phia Stars, 3-1, in 11 innings while
the Eagles opened with a four-run
Burge an dnosed out the Black
Yankees, 6-5.
Ball Player Is Prostrated
By Heat on Team Bus
HARTFORD. Conn.. July 29 (/P).—
Phil Senghi. third baseman for the
Williamsport Grays of the Eastern
League, was prostrated by the heat
while traveling through Hartford
in the team bus.
He was taken to Hartford Hospital
where his condition was said not
to be serious. Hospital authorities
; said, however, he would have to re
main for several days.
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Job Permanent
For Versatile
Performer
Evans Captures Fancy
Of Pilot at Backstop
In Split With Tribe
By BURTON HAWKINS,
Star Start Correspondent.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 29.—Stocky,
cocky Jimmy Bloodworth, hitherto
identified as a second baseman,
third baseman and outfielder in his
brief employment with the Nats,
today had become No. 4 in a series
of 1940 Washington first basemen.
And in the opinion of Manager
Bucky Harris he's the best of the
crop.
Jimmy henceforth is Washing
ton's regular first baseman, replac
ing the veteran Sammy West, until
such time as Mickey Vernon takes
over. He made his major league
debut at that post yesterday at
Cleveland in the nightcap of a
double-header and figured promi
nently in the Nats’ 9-1 victory after
the Indians had captured the
opener, 6-3.
"Bloodworth gave us the best first
basing we've had this season.” says
Bucky, "and he's going to stay
there. He's a better defensive first
baseman than West and he’s likely
to give us more punch at the plate.”
Playing first base is no novelty
to Bloodworth. who served a six
week stretch at that position with
Chattanooga and who was em
ployed there sporadically in his
minor league career. He displayed
no signs of rust in handling the
assignment against the Indians,
and, in fact, contributed fielding and
throwing gems.
Jimmy was tested in the first in
ning of that second game when Ben
Chapman, perched on third, broke
for the plate on Lou Boudreau's siz
zling grounder. Bloodworth scooped
up the ball in snappy style and
whipped a knee-high peg to Catcher
A1 Evans to nip Chapman sliding.
Hudson Sparkles in Nightcap.
He made such an impression that
Harris handed him the job with his
blessings. He'll play first tomorrow
night when the Nats launch their
two-game series with the Browns
under the lights, with West con
fined to the bench.
First-base duties are welcome to
Bloodworth. who virtually had been
ousted from his second-base spot
hy graying Buddy Myer. With
Myer swatting at a .341 clip Harris
isn't inclined to yank him. and by
placing Bloodworth on first he can
utilize Buddy's frequent hits and
Jimmy’s occasional power thumping.
Dutch Leonard, who has captured
only one of his last six starts, will
pitch against the Browns tomor
row night, with Ken Chase slated
to work Wednesday. Chase has
been somewhat of a sensation on
this journey, spanking both the
Tigers and Indians on seven hits.
Sid Hudson snapped back to win
ning form against the Indians in
the second game yesterday, check
ing Cleveland with six scattered hits
and yielding the only run scored
against him only after the Nats
had compiled a prohibitive 8-0 lead.
It was Sid's ninth win.
The Nats pounced on A1 Smith
for three runs in the first inning
and produced four more runs in
the third off Mel Harder and Joe
Dobson. Jimmy Pofahl's triple and
Vvans’ outfield fly increased Wash
ington's advantage to 8-0 in the
fifth and the Nats added another
in the ninth on Cecil Travis’ double
and Evans' single.
Evans Impresses Buckv,
Evans, incidentally, is likely to
see more service in the immediate
future. Harris was enthused over
his handling of Hudson and the
rugged youngster may move in
ahead of Jake Early as Washing
ton's No. 2 catcher.
A1 contributed two singles to
Washington's 15-hit attack in the
nightcap, with Buddy Lewis. Johnny
Welaj, Travis, Bloodworth and
Myer also collecting a brace of
safeties. Travis smashed two dou
bles, while Myer blasted a double
and triple.
Welaj was in that game because
Gerald Walker requested Harris to
insert him in his left-field spot.
“Gosh, I was terrible in the first
game.” confesses Gee, “and I figured
Welaj might do the club more good
than I could. I just couldn’t do
anything right.”
Walker wasn't exactly a sensation
in the first game. He traveled to
the plate five times without obtain
ing a hit, flying out with the bases
loaded to end the game.
The Nats spurted into a 2-0 lead
in the opener, but Cleveland ham
mered Walter Masterson for four
runs in . the third inning and
smashed Alejandro Carrar^iel for
two more in the fifth. V e the
Indians were gathering 15 nits, A1
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Teams in Four-Way
Tie for Section A
Sunday League Lead
Things in the National City Base
ball League aren’t.much better than
they were this time last week, with
four of the eight teams tied for
first place in A section and two
teams tied for the top in B section,
where only one outfit stood before.
Aside from the effect yesterday’s
games had on the league standings
a bit of thrilling baseball also was
written into the records as six games
were played in the two top sections
despite the killing heat. As things
stand now. District Grocery, Packard
Motors, Miller Furniture and J. C.
Flood all are ontop with three wins
and one defeat apiece, with the
situation clarified only slightly by
the fact that Klein Tavern, which
last week made it a quintet in first
place, dropped out of fast company.
With that setup going into yes
terday's contests something had to
snap, and Klein snapped, dropping
behind while losing to Flood, 6-4.
D. G. S. stuck by taking a forfeit
over Small Motors; Packard shut
out Marvin's Credit, 11-0, and Miller
Furniture won over Orange Disc,
14-3.
The thriller was supplied by the
Flood-Klein game. Flood went into
the last inning trailing by one run.
Eddie Vermillion got on base after
being hit by a pitched ball, and Dick
Rozelle, another pitcher, ran for
him. The fleet-footed Rozelle stole
second and Lou Mostow came up
in the clutch to single and send
Rozelle in with the tying run. Then
Hal Leatherwood, Flood’s slugging
Jeft fielder, came through with a
homer that clinched the game.
In section B, Plaza Tile, which
last week led with three consecu
tive victories, moved over to make
room for Capital Cafe. Plaza bat
tled St. Francis Xavier to a 2-to-2
tie, while Capital won its third game
over Atchinson-Keller, 6-5.
Milnar was throttling the Nats
with seven.
Washington gleaned a measure of
satisfaction from the split in the
four-game Cleveland series, though,
for the lowly Nats hold no admira
tion for the irritable Indians, beaten
five times in their last seven en
gagements with Washington.
13-Game Winning Streak Ends
As Newsom Melts on Mound;
Yanks on No mer Spree
By JUDSON BAILEY. j
Associated Press Sports Writer.
“You can't win 'em all.” they say ,
in sports, but big Buck Newsom with
the great heart isn't one to be
philosophical about defeat.
Up until the 11th inning yesterday
he still thought he could beat any
team in baseball at any time.
It was a combination of circum- j
stances that undermined him after
13 consecutive victories and gave the
Philadelphia Athletics a 9-5 decision
over the Dertoit Tigers.
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Yank Power Wasted
As Poor Pitchers
Retard Champs
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, July 29—The New
York Yankee powerhouse is rolling
along at last, but there's a power
ful sprag in the wheel—poor pitch
ing.
. The four-time world champions,'
now eight games behind the pace
setting Detroit Tigers, fianlly have
found their collective batting stride
only to discover that their pitchers :
can’t sufficiently restrain the opposi
tion.
The Yanks have scored 64 runs
in their last nine engagements, an
average of better than seven runs
a game, but their rivals over that
span—Detroit, St. Louis and Chi
cago-scored 63 runs and woo six of
the nine. Over that same period only
four of Manager Joe McCarthy’s
mound selections went the distance
and the rotund pilot was forced to
use a total of 20 pitchers.
In their eight contests previous
to the second game of yesterday's
double bill with the White Sox the
Yanks had hammered out 20 home
runs. Joe Gordon got seven of them.
Tommy Henrich. Joe Di Maggio
and Charley Keller, three apiece:
Pitcher Spurgeon Chandler, two, and
Bill Dickey and Babe Dahlgren, one
each.
The Yanks blasted out six round
trippers in the first game with the
Sox yesterday, yet won by only one
run.
Manager McCarthy is making
more than a casual effort to re
main philosophical in the face of
the jittery playing of the champs.
“You never know what will hap
pen,” Joe says. "Maybe we’ll get
going and maybe we won’t. We
haven’t had a winning streak of
better than five straight yet. We’re
just playing ’em as we get to ’em.
"Remember how those Cubs won
those National League pennants
with a rush, don’t you? Nobody
knows when one of those streaks is
coming.’’
New York, after splitting its four
game series with the White Sox,
moved on to Detroit for a series
beginning Tuesday. In a recent
meeting at Yankee Stadium the
Tigers treated the Yanks like any
thing but champions, sweeping three
games and almost knocking them
out of flrst^ivUion.
The temperature in Briggs Sta
dium was over 90 degrees and New
som was making his first effort since
suffering a broken thumb 11 days
prior. He was strong and wild at
the start, fanning 10 and walking
7, but along the way Bobo simply
melted down.
Bengal Margin Reduced.
Johnny Babich of the A's had to
give up after six innings and Bill
Beckman came in fresh to hurl five
innings of scoreless ball. But New
som stayed around too long. He
had a 5-2 lead going into the sixth
inning. This was shaved down to
a tie score in two innings and finally
the A’s exploded four runs in the
11th.
The New York Yankees staved off
the specter of the second division by
splitting two games with the Chi
cago White Sox. It took a spectacular
home run barrage for the W'orld
Champions to win the first game,
10-9. Charley Keller hit three home
runs. Joe Di Maggio two and Babe
Dahlgren one to account for all but
one of New York’s runs. At one
time the champs held a 5-1 lead,
but they barely squeezed through
and were outhit, 15-13, with Skeeter
Webb getting a homer, a double and
three singles. In the second game
the Yankees made four errors and
were stifled by the 5-hit flinging of
Lefty Thornton Lee as the Sox
won, 8-4.
The Boston Red Sox swept two
games from the St. Louis Browns,
3-1 and 13-10. In the first game
the Bosox were held to five hits,
but one of them was Joe Glenn’s
double scoring two mates. In the
nightcap Boston collected 22 hits,
including two homers by Bob Doerr.
The Cincinnati Reds gave up a
game of their big lead in the Na
tional League by splitting a bargain
bill at Philadelphia, while the
Brooklyn Dodgers took two from
the St. Louis Cardinals. .
rne Reas’ 4-1 loss in the secona
game was charged against Bucky
Walters, who gave up three runs
in the first inning and his team
mates weren't able to get them
back oft the 7-hit hurling of Cy
Blanton. Old Jim Turner checked
the Phillies on seven safeties in
the first game to win 7-2.
The Dodgers’ twin triumph, 3-0
and 7-4, ended a 6-game losing
streak for Brooklyn and a 4-game
winning string for the Cards. Whit
low Wyatt pitched 3-hit shut-out
ball in the first game and Fred
Fitzsimmons celebrated his 39th
birthday anniversary in the after
piece by scattering nine hits for
his 10th victory against 1 defeat.
Pirates Take Two From Bees.
The surging Pittsburgh Pirates
swept two from the Boston Bees,
5-2 and 7-3 to pass the Cards and
take fifth place while dropping
Boston into the cellar. ,
Maurice Van Robays hit a homer
good for 3 runs in the first game
to support a good pitching sting by
Dick Lanahan and in the nightcap
Max Butcher produced a 4-hitter
The New York Giants ended a
3-day hitting famine by getting 10
safeties in beating the Chicago
Cubs 8-4. Harry Gumbert did all
the pitching and most of the hitting
for the Giants, getting % home run.
a triple and a single himself while
cheeking ^the Cubs on eight bingles.
Official Scores
FIRST GAME
WASHINGTON. AB. R. H O A. E
Case, cf_ 5 0 2 1 1 0
Lewis, rf _. 4 2 2 2 0 0
Walker, rf_5 it o ft o o
Travis, fib_ft 1 l ft 2 0
West. lb _ 4 0 1 « 1 o
Bloodworth. 2b_ 4 0 0 2 2 0
Pofahl. ss . _ 4 o 0 1 ft 1
Ferrell, c _ft 0 o fi n 0
Masterson D _1 o o o 0 o
Pofahl. ss. _ 4 o o l ft i
Carrasquel, p _O o 0 n o 0
♦ Gelbert _ 1 o o o 0 o
Krakauskas, p _ o o o o o o
fMyer _ ] o o o o o
Totals _ . fti) 3 7 24 9 I
•Batted for Masterson in fourth.
♦ Batted for Carasquel in sixth.
JBatted for Kraliauskas m ninth.
CLEVELAND AB. R. H. O A E
Chapman, rf__ ;t o l ft <> n
Weatherly, cf_ 5 0 2 ft 0 0
Boudreau, ss _____ 4 l i ■» *-* i
Trosky. lb -ZI~ 5 1 2 ij 0 o
Campbell, If-ft 1 1 fi o o
Keltner. fib_4 ft 1 o ft n
Mack. 2 b __ _ 4 i ] 4 ft *
Hemsley. c-Z-Z 5 2 4 ft ft 0
Milnar. p- 5 u 2 0 2 0
Totals -38 o 15 27 10 "~3
Washington -101 010 OOO—3
Cleveland - 004 020 OOx—6
i.„R,u.,n,s ?i*!ted in—West. Campbell. Hems
-,l¥1 In?.Z Travis. Chapman Two
2.1“ hits—Weatherly, Hemsley. Lewis.
?v!"5'bl!e hit—West. Sacrifice—Keltner.
p‘ay—ICeltnrr to Mack to Trosky.
Leit on bases—Washington. 9: Cleveland.
Ik ~P,rst baae on balls—on Masterson 5:
off Carrasquel. 1; off Milnar ft. Struck out
vZTi! M*,,erson. 2: bv Carrasquel. 1: bv
Krakauskas._ ft: by Milnar. fi. Hits—Off
Masterson. , In ft innings: off Carrasquel.
innin*; innings, off Krakauskas 4 in 3
innings. Losing pitcher—Masterson.
SECOND GAME.
r.£a#h,,nBton- AB. R- H. O. A. E
L?wts. rt -t i J i i; ;•
Wflaj. If_:-5,00 n
Travis. 3b __ 5001 on
Bioodwm.h, ib-.::::* 3 | in 2 0
Pofahi, „ 5 j i 5 3 ;!
Evans, c_ , 4 O 0 t n n
Hudson, p-501110
Totals -43 P 15 27 13 ~0
— Cleveland AB R. H. O. A. E.
Chapman, rf _______ 3 1 0 1 <1 n
Weatherly, cf-II 4 O o 3 o 0
Boudreau, ss_ 3 n 1 1 * n
Pp^rs. _I 000130
-4 0 5 1" " "
1*-4 n n 3 n n
Keltner. 3o 4 » 1 1 i 1
Hemslcy. e_ 2 P 0 4 n .
Smith5' n-” <j f 3 O (1
Smith, p -ii n n n n o
Harder, p-0 n n n n n
Dobson, p-1 n it n i n
13 8 W . 1 o o o o 0
”“mPhrlea. p-o n n n i <,
Zuber. p -o n n n n n
Totals --32 i ft 27 13 ~1
!I*Ue? /or Dobson In flfth.
tBatted for Humphries In eighth.
Suii'r^011 -an4 ni° ooi—a
Cleveland - 000 001 000—1
,oflu5?,,b*,t*!lo,'O'^-**15- Travis (2), Myer
Li. Ev*ns <->• Trosky. Two
base hits—Case. Myer, Chapman (n)
Pof«VM M*erBloo2^rthi. Thr”-b»se hits—
Pofahi. Myers. Stolen base—-Case. Double
P!*7Tr*3"4? ^f,hl t0 Blood worth. Left
on bases—Washington. 0: Cleveland. 7
H«rrderbac 2? r? a11*-0,1 Hudson. 3; Off
Harder. 1, off Dodson. 1. Struck out—By
Hudson. 2: by Harder. 1: by Dodson, 3- by
»un^Phrles. 2 Hits—Off Smith!* In », In!
i'nnfhiri!riBner eri I! In 1 Jnnlngs (none out
Humphries,0? S°^t ? <fff ft
iltcKmltr4 PUch-Hua*on- ^
Star, Tru-Blu to Clash
For Center Pennant
Evening Star softball team holds
the second-half championship in the
Sports Center Softball League,
finishing with a perfect record of
seven victories by defeating Pepco,
8-3.
Starting Sunday, August 11, The
Evening Star team will play Tru
Blu, winner of the first-half title
and also of the Middle Atlantic
crown in a three-game series for the
league championship.
1 FREEMAN’S FINE SHOES
Worn by million* of men with
pride. «5.50 and np.
| EISKMAN’S—Fat 7th
Marberry Still Going Strong as Fort Worth Pitcher
Etchison of Mountain States League Hot First Sacker; New Orleans Touts Boxer Weekly
By BILL WHITE,
Associated Press Sports Writer.
NEW YORK, July 29.—Ram
bllngs from the resin route: John
ny Ray. manager of Beauteous
Billy Conn, better quit hollering
for a shot at Joe Louis till he
gets his boy past Pastor. One
of the judges who voted Billy
Soose that decision over 'Ken
Overhn in the rain at Scranton
also judged the first Dempsey
Tunney fight in Philly—in the
rain, iNo quips about ’em being
• 11 wet, please i. New Orleans
papers are dusting off their
brightest adjectives for Harry
Weekly, a lightweight comer.
Pity the poor heavyweights. Red
Pvrnan. a ranking heavy, and
Steve Darhs, tpeei in a prelim
to ibantam title jrrap between
Georgie Pace and Lou Salica.
Every one thinks Joey Archibald,
the former feather champ, will
have his hands full in Dayton
with Joey Marinelli, undefeated
in his last 57 outings.
Here ’n’ there: Old Firpo Mar
berry still is doing a swell pitch
ing job down Fort Worth way.
They're expecting 45,000 at
Goshen for the Corn Tassel
Derby (Hambletonian, to you).
Because of the war, England's
greyhound breeding will be shift
ed to Bermuda. Babe Pratt,
Alex Shibicky and A1 Collings of
the New York Rangers hockey
team have enlisted with the Royal
Winnipeg Rifles. Anybody need
a good first baseman? Here s
20-year-old Buck Etchtnson of
I Welch in the Jfountain States
League, whose .408 batting aver
age is the real McCoy.
Today’s guest star—Nady Cates,
Winston-Salem Journal; “The
gals may meet the guys on equal
footing at the cocktail bar, but
no amount of emancipation will
bring them up to men's level on
the golf links. It's thoughts like
these that buck up the poor male
when he reflects upon this rapid
ly disintegrating ‘man's world.’”
Short takes: The Tulane sta
dium is being used as a barn
these days for the horses Coach
Red Dawson absent-mindedly
bought at that Baton Rouge auc
tion. Johnny Cooney, the 38
year-old Boston Bees outfielder,
la having quite a time living* up to
the family reputation His pappy
was a star on Pc|» Anson s team
and his son is a star at Saratoga
High School. Manager Billy
Southworth of the Cards told the
kids at the World's Fair Base
ball School “love of the game” is
the most important point in
seeking a baseball career. All
those tourists headin’ South are
coaches anxious to hear what
Wallace Wade and his “faculty”
at the Duke Coaching School
have in store for ’em.
Look whose hollering! Thanks
to the debate team, William
Jewell College's football teapi
will take an honest-to-gosh trip
this fall, meeting Wake Forest.
The debaters got so many long
trips the pigskin punishers (who
only got whistle stops) hollered
'•overemphasis,” and io quiet
, 'em. the Wake Forest game was
1 arranged!
Hornsby in Line
For Major Job
Again, Report
Indians, Browns, Cubs
Rumored as Wanting
Ex-Star at Helm
By SID FEDER.
Aisocitted Press Sports Writer.
new YORK, July 29—The little
birdie lit on the edge of the type
writer today, leaned over and whis
pered the pleasant report that
Rogers Hornsby is on the way back
to the major leagues.
Naturally, the Rajah himself "ain't
talkin' ” other than to say he "can't
give any information” just now. But
the tip is around that there's a verv
good chance the greatest right-hand
hitter of his time will be boss man
of a big league outfit again, come
1941.
This much is certain—he has told
friends he expects to be back.
The whisper doesn't include the
spot where he'll land, although such
places as St. Louis. Cleveland and
Chicago are mentioned.
uooa Record as Manager.
For the time being the stormv
weather man has been doing e. right
fair job with the Oklahoma City
outfit in the Texas League this sum
mer. He took a club with not too
much in the way of material and
has ’em Smelling first-division at
mosphere. Previously, he ran Bal
timore in the International League,
to which he "graduated'’ from the
St Louis Browns three years ago.
It's unfair to no one to say that
the Raiah didn't have the squarest
shake in the world in his 11 pre
vious seasons as big league manager.
You remember, he won the pennant
with the Cardinals in '26—and then
was let go. He got the Boston
Braves out of the cellar in '28—and
three months after signing a con
tract to manage them for the next
six years he was sold to the Cubs.
As head man at Chicago he finished
second in '30 and third in ’31. Half
way through the '32 campaign Jolly
Cholly Grimm was handed the reins,
and the Cubs took the flag.
Cub Post Seen for Roger*.
After the Cubs Rajah bossed the
Brownies through five seasons—1933
1937. and here. too. he was highly
successful. He had them out of the '
cellar for three years.
One tip now is that Hornsby will
' return to the Cards, where Billy
i Southworth was called in a couple
1 of months ago. Another savs he
may go back to the Cubs. Gabbv
Hartnett is doing as well as can be
expected, but the Cub "brain trust”
has come up with funny things be
fore. Then there are the Cleveland
Indians and even the Phillies, listed
as possible landing places for
Hornsby.
And. finally, there's a mere whis
per that Sweet William Terry has
about decided to promote himself to
! the Giants' front office and is toying
with the idea of importing the
Rajah to run the club.
Newark Set Menaces
Int. Lead Rochester
Has Had Since May
By th* Associated Press.
If the complexion of the Interna
i tional League pennant chase is ever
going to change, now is thfc time.
The Rochester Red Wings, who
have been rolling merrily along in
first place since the latter part of
May. are face to face with what ap
pears the first real challenge of the
!season.
Beginning tonight in Rochester,
j the Wings must entertain the on
rushing Newark Bears—and first
place is at stake in the four-game
series.
The Bears have won eight of their
last nine games, including a pair
! Sunday from the Toronto Leafs by
8-2 and 2-1, to move within three
j games of the Wings, who were losing
I to Baltimore, 3-0.
The Wings, meanwhile, have won
| only four of their last nine.
.
Errors Help Beitzell
A five-run splurge in the last
inning fell just short as Beitzell cap
italized on an early lead to defeat
Plaza A. C„ 8-7 Four errors offset
Newcomb's good hurling for the
losers.
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