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__WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 1940.
Cincinnati Merely Splits Even in East Yet Increases Its National League Lead Win, Lose or Draw By FRANCIS E. STAN. As They Go Past the Two-Thirds Marker There are 24 weeks in a major league baseball season and 16 of them have come and gone. Even the conservatives must admit that a few shy observations constitute something less than jumping to conclusions. This department still is intrigued by the Cincinnati Reds. Last October they were beaten up brutally by the Yankees, Last, spring they were hi-jacked of a load of Cuban recruits by our Ser.or Joe Cambria. The latest records show the Reds rank only fifth among the hitting teams and next to last on defense. There is a frightful temptation to ask, what good are bats and gloves? It's hard to realize that so much of the season has been played that Ken Smith is asking the American League Committee of Sportswriters to •tart thinking about the most valuable player of 1940. Here is a temptation to write down "Bob Feller" and let it go at that. But on second thought there are some fellows around named Newsom, Greenberg, McCosky and Appling. Maybe the matter needs a little thought, after all. Out Chicago way the Jimmy Dykes Chowder and Marching Club Is heralding a fresh victory for the Round Man over Uncle Clark Griffith. The C. & M. Club was organized after a series of daylight robberies on the part of Mr. Dykes, who unblushing did such things as send a fellow named Jack Salveson to Washington in exchange for Earl Whitehall, whom he shunted to Cleveland pronto in exchange for the fairlv terrific Thornton Lee. But getting back to the fresh victory the Chowder and Marching Club boys are hailing. Taft Wright is hitting a cute .339 to only .299 for Griff's feller, Walker. And this doesn't take into account wltetever help Peter Piper Appleton has been to the White Sox, either. Delving Deeper, Gee's No Big Failure Of course, if people on this end want to take the trouble they might be able to give the Dykes Chowder and Marchers an argument. Walker has scored more runs, stolen more bases, hit more homers and batted across more runs than Mr. Wright. There is no way of taking these accomplishments away from a guy. All in all, however, the major league averages these days do nothing to enhance Uncle C. C. Griffith's reputation as a David Harum. Once upon a time the Old Fox owned a cherubic catcher named Babe Phelps, who is hitting .307 for Brooklyn. Rick Ferrell is batting .263. Griff used to have a pair of pitchers named Bobo Buck Newsom and Hugh Mulcahy, who had won 25 games and lost 12 between them, the last time we noted the records. Dutch Leonard and Ken Chase, Washington’s current aces, have won 19 and lost 22 between them. Getting away from battery men, Griff had a first baseman named Joe Kuhel, wTho has hit 19 home runs and for a .296 average with the White Sox. Jimmy Bloodworth, who's playing the bag now for the local firm, Is hitting .253. After a pitiful start, Joe Cronin has batted his way up to a .284 average. Jimmy Pofahl, the current shortstop, is hitting .238. Shifting to the outfield. Case, Walker. Lewis and Welaj are hitting for a group average of .294. This isn't bad. but. then, Wright, A1 Simmons. Dee Miles and Ben Chapman can top that with a group average of .318. A Little Matter of Collecting $285,000 But wait * minute, here. This doesn’t close the accounts. In ex change for Kuhel the Washington club got Zeke Bonura, who has been sold twice, so far, for *35,000. And Cronin wasn't allowed to go to Boston for his health only. There was a little matter of *250.000 in American money involved, too. This kind of money is enough to buy a deck of a destroyer. Even the shrewdest of the baseball boys take lickings occasionally. Take that Lee Grissom-Joe Beggs deal last winter. It may be recalled it happened shortly after our Mr. Griffith put through his no-trade rule against the Yanks. By way of rebuttal Joe McCarthy got waivers on Pitcher Beggs, and Deacon Will McKechnie, enthusiastically falling in with the scheme, did likewise on Pitcher Grissom. When the waiver trade—this kind skirted Griff’s law—was completed, the Yanks gleefully heralded it as a double triumph. In the first place it was argued that Marse McCarthy thumbed his nose at Foxy Grandpa and in the second place he got a good left-handed pitcher for a fellow who never had been a big leaguer. Cincinnati headquarters said nothing at the time. Now nothing remains to be said. Mr. Grissom dropped back to the bushes and this Beggs boy has come up with six victories in eight important battles. When the Cubs Stuck Detroit With Bartell Anybody who follows baseball will tell you that for sheer man power In the front office the Chicago Cubs are 'way out in front. They have a Vice president for every pitcher and general managers are 2 cents apiece. . When the Cub brain trusters decided to stick the poor helpless, de- 1 fenseless Tigers with Richard Bartell, a noted victim of arthritis, and take Shortstop Bill Rogell in exchange, a wave of compassion spread through out the country. Some felt it was time the Better Business Bureau looked into baseball. All we know now is that due to Bartell, the Tigers are leading the American League. But don't ask what's become of Rogell. For those whp can take figures Beggs. Melton. Walters, Hubbell. Me Fayden, Raffensberger, Mulcahy and Wyatt have won 65 games and lost 89 among them. Why just these fellows? Well, they happen to be ex-American Leaguers, or. at least—as in the cases of Hubbell, Melton and Raffens berger—almost-American Leaguers. This might seem a fine time to rub it into the National League again, but, without going into the matter very deeply, we can see pos sibilities of a sturdy defense. This chap A1 Smith of the Indians has won 11 and last 4 games. There is a strong recollection that h* used to work for the Giants, who released him for something trivial ... for some crime like failing to get National League batters out. Major League Statistics MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 1910. AMERICAN Remit* Yesterday. Washington. *—1; Chicago. 3—0. (First tame 10 innings i. Cleveland. 3; New York. 1. St. Louis. 5—H: Philadelphia. 4—4. Boston. 7; Detroit, 3. STANDING OF THE CLUBS Bet—I 51 81 61121121101 71001401,6001 Clel 61—1101 71 91 PI 7:111591401.5961 V, Bos I 91 61—1 91 41 81101 71531461.5351 6Va Chi' 41 31 81—1 91 91 6I10I49I46I.S16I »'/, NYI 41 SI 51 71—1 81111 61491471.5101 P Wnl 51 81 41 81 21—1 91 81441671.438116% BtLI 21 41 71 51 51 81—1111421591.416118% PhlllOl 61 41 41 61 31 61—1391601.394120% L. _ 1401401461491471571591601—'—I I GAMES TODAY. GAMES TOMORROW N Y. at Boston. Phila. at Wash.. 3:15. Cleve. at Chi. Cleve. at chi. Det. at St. L. (2). Det. at St. L. (night). Only games. N. Y. at Boston. NATIONAL Results Yesterday. New York. 3—3: St. Louis, 2—6. Chicago. II—H: Brooklyn. 3—7. (Second game 11 innings!. Boston. 5—0: Cincinnati. 3—12. Pittsburgh. 6—6; Philadelphia. 1—4, STANDING OP THE CLUBS gTsTsTa gig|| t~ £ |g * S c 8 I S § a s 1 g-3 g E « S I l § 15. I, s 3-8 g Is 5 ° I I g Sib 1=1 Mir Clnl—lllllll 91 61 91 81 91631331.8661 Bkll 71—1 61 91 91 91 81 91671401.6881 6Va NYI 61 31—I 81101101 81 71511421,648110% Chi! 31 81 71—1 61 6I13110I52I501.510114 StLI 31 81 71 61—1 31101101471471.500115 Pit I II 61 61 61 71—1111101461481.480116_ Bosl 81 31 21 61 41 61—I 51331611,351129 PhiJ 61 11 41 7| 51 61 31—1321601.348129 L. I33I40I42!5047I48'61I60[—I—I | GAMES TODAY. GAMES TOMORROW. N. Y. at Bkl. (night).Chi. at Cinci. Bos. at Phila. (2). Only game. St. L. at Pitt. (2). Only games. Wright's Whirlaway Touted as Hopeful Stakes Winner By BILL WHITE, Associated Press Sports Writer. NEW YORK, Aug. 5.—Snoop wade: Watch Warren Wright’s Whirlaway in the Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga. The way he made up 10 lengths in the United States Hotel Stakes Saturday was sumpthin’. Brooklyn's sin gle game attendance record (40,009) may be bettered tonight when those dum Jints move into Ebbetts Field. The A. P.'s sweet-singin' Eddy Gilmore of the Washington <D. C.) staff is a proud pappy. They're calling the Bees’ decisions over the Reds the biggest upsets in Boston since the Minute Men downed the Red Coats. Are those uncom plimentary pictures of Alice Mar ble a result of a feud between the photogs and the queen? Gene Ward, the New York Daily News’ flashy dressed tennis writ er, forgot his pass at Southamp ton and tried to crash the gate. “You’re an imposter,” screamed the attendant. "Sports writers don’t dress that way.” P. S.— Gene had to buy a $2.50 ticket to cover the semifinals! Words he won't have to eat— Ted McGrew, the Dodger scout, talking last September about Pee Wee Reese (currently the rookie of the year), "He is the best White Sox Hope To Upset Loop Pace Setters Surprising Chicagoans To Play 9 in 6 Days With Tribe, Tigers Bs the Associated Press. CHICAGO, Aug. 5.—This is the week the hard-bitten Chicago White Sox have set aside for a bit of Giant-killing. The unpredictable but aggressive charges of Jimmy Dykes never are so happy as when knocking off some of their highly-touted Ameri can League rivals—and that's about the best thing they do. Beginning today, the Sox engage second-place Cleveland in four games in three days and follow up with five games in three days against league-leading Detroit. Sandwiched in between the invasion of the two top teams is a night exhibition game at Waterloo, Iowa, Thursday. The Sox, put together by Dykes in bargain basement transactions, have been playing superlative base ball the past few weeks, climbing from far below the .500 mark to fourth place. Now they have their sights trained on third, two full games away, but won't admit to any higher hopes. “Say, all we're trying to do is stav in first division,” barks Dykes, as he lights one of his daily 10 cigars. “Nobody thinks we should even be in fourth place. Everybody tells us we haven't any business in first division. “But somehow these boys don't believe it. They've really got the spirit. We’re taking each team just as we come to it.” Dykes says Detroit is the team to watch. Dykes patchwork outfit has done its bit toward keeping the race in general confusion, especially in its rivalry with the Yankees and Bos ton. They have won 9 of 16 games with the champions, and 8 of 17 against the third-place Red Sox. But they haven't done as well against the Tigers and Indians—a situation they hope to remedy be fore the week is gone. Cleveland has whipped the Sox 7 times in 10 games and Detroit has won 6 out of 10. SPOOFER IN SPOKANE -1 By CROCKETT '^^NDErV/JI /WHERE THAT>^: mo> CLUNK, S ^eVGeoRufy JJ /its just like r\ / (I SAID TO THE MAYOR, ] //THIS MORNINb, RAY. J If THIS TOWN IS GREAT / ) AN INSPIRATION > 7 TO A BUSINESS MAN KIKE ME- CONRDENTALLY ( I'M THINKING ABOUT < NESTABUSHING A CHAIN, |Hof LAUNDERIES ?L^er^cA/ ORDERS t FORl&J / _ TAKc-NJ AM r ^ ^TI / 3UD RAY WAS < -^mf'- J WAT BUNOI of) ^mTrf two-legged s W-Vtornados wow., r \ BETTER SAY SOME-\ ^mrf TUING 70 MR.MARSHAO} ^o1k\( ABourW/S DI5MER / :rA UGLlY, HE'S EATING UP ) ^^vJVALLTHE PROFIT^) Chase Joins Leonard, Hudson As Slab Winner to Boost Griffs' 1941 Prospects Equipped with three pitchers who have demonstrated refreshing con sistency, the Nats return to Griffith Stadium for a short stand tomorrow, and for Ken Chase, who is con structed as though several bolts are missing from his frame, it repre sents the launching of what may be the most productive chapter of his baseball career. Ken never has been regarded too highly by Washington fans, but there's a suspicion he soon will climb in their estimation. He was chiefly responsible for the Nats returning to the village today with their most encouraging road record in two years. Loose-jointed Ken captured four straight games, allowing an average of seven hits and only two earned runs an engagement. He whipped Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis and Chicago, accountnig for a quartet of Washington’s 7 triumphs in 13 games on the Western journey. It was one of the smoothest pitch ing performances he ever has un raveled yesterday at Chicago when he stymied the White Sox, 1-0, on three hits, after Dutch Leonard and Walter Masterson had collaborated to take the first game of a double header, 4-3, in 10 innings. Chase, Leonard and Sid Hudson have shown they can be relied upon. Any time one of that trio takes the mound the Nats’ stock mounts. Leonard likely will win more games than Hudson or Chase this season, but if the two retain their respective effectiveness the Washington slab situation for 1941 appears rosy. Shows More Promise Than Ever. Perennially promising since he joined the Nats several years ago, the semibald Chase never has owned his current cunning. He may be bel lowing “wolf” again on this occasion, but indications do not point in that direction. For the last seven innings yester day he checked the White Sox with one hit, a single to center authored by Pitcher Johnny Rigney with two out in the fifth inning. Over that stretch he allowed only six Sox to reach base and only one of them advanced to second. Always a late starter, Chase may wind up with his best major league record this season. Hudson has been nominated by Manager Bucky Harris to open the three-game series with Philadelphia here tomorrow, with Rene Montea gudo and Walter Masterson possible choices for Wednesday and Thurs looking prospect I have seen in 20 years of scouting. If the kid doesn’t make good, I’ll quit and get. myself a job sawing wood.” Personalities: The kid duo of Ted Schroeder and Jack Kramer appear a cinch for the No. 1 national doubles ranking. The late Mrs. Thomas Hitchcock, Tommys mother, is credited with teaching Stew Iglehart., her sons successor as “Mr. Polo,” with every riding trick he knows. Gordie Chalmers, national col legiate 150-yard backstroke champ while at F. & M„ is Lafayette* new swim coach. Felton Gordon, sport* ed of the Columbus (Ga.) day. That would save Leonard. Chase and Hudson to operate against the Red Sox here over the week end before the Nats travel to Philadelphia and Boston. Chase was no better than required in that nightcap, for Rigney blanked the Nats for seven innings after yielding the losing run in the second when Sammy West scored on Jake Earlys’ triple to center. Rigney re tired 14 Nats in order and the only hit off him after the fourth inning was Cecil's Travis' single to right in the ninth. Masterson Flashy in Relief. The first game was equally excit ing, with Masterson rushing to Leonard's rescue in the tenth to solve a situation which was threat ening to be embarassing. With the tying run on first base in the person of Joe Kuhel, Masterson entered the game and fanned Taft Wright. He then forced Luke Appling to drill into a game-ending double play. Locked 2-2 entering the extra in ning, the Nats manufactured two runs. Buddy Lewis led off with a lazy double between Shortstop Ap pling and Left Fielder Moose Solters, and Gerald Walker walked. Travis lashed a double to center, scoring Lewis, and Walker scored when Catcher Mike Tresh dropped Ap pl:' 's relay from Mike Kreevich. e Sox bounced back with a run In their half of the inning when Kreevich drilled a vicious double off Walker's glove and scored on Kuhel's single to right. That set the stage for Masterson, and he disposed of the problem neatly. Washington had spurted into a 2-0 lead in the second inning of the opener when Travis walked, Jimmy Pofahl doubled and Rick Ferrell tripled, but the Sox nicked Leonard for a run. the first he had allowed in 17 innings, in the seventh, and Wright tied the score in the eighth when he banged a homer into the upper deck of the right-field stands. The only distressing item, if it can be considered that in view of the double victory, was the continuation of George Case's batting slump. The fleet-footed outfielder now has col lected only two hits in his last 25 trips to the plate. EASTERN SHORE LEAGUE. *“"* W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet. Dover _ 5* .11 .035 C'bridge 39 4fl .459 Salisb'y 50 35 .588 Fed' sb g 38 50 .432 C'trevllle 47 .10 .500 Easton 34 40 .410 Milford 49 38 .503 Pocom'ke 31 57 .362 Salisbury. 7: Cambridge, 1. Easton. 7; Milford. 4. Dover. 4: Pocomoke. 0. Pederalsburg. 3; Centreville, 2. Enquirer-Sun, is doing a swell job as secretary-treasury of the South Atlantic Baseball Writers’ Association. Irving Crane, the cue wizard, who has been ill, ain’t any more. More and more of the tennis gals are playing barefooted. Dana Bible, Homer Norton, Dutch Meyer and Mike Brumbelow are the main rea sons all those Texas high school coaches are learnin’ so much this week. From the mailbag: “Pick u*> a newspaper these day and all you see is photos of hideous warfare taken mostly in Europe and at Ebbets Field.” —John Olaroe, Mount Vernon, Ohio. Official Score FIRST GAME WASHINGTON. AB. R H O A E Case, cf _ 5 0 0 4 0 0 Lewis, rf _6 110 0 0 Walker. If_4 112 0 0 Travis. 3b . 3 12 13 0 Bloodworth. lb_6 O 1 15 0 1 Myer. 2b _ 5 0 1 2 3 0 Pofahl, ss_3 114 5 1 Ferrell, c _ 4 0 2 2 0 0 Leonard, p _ 4 0 0 0 3 0 Masterson, o_ 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals _38 4 » 30 14 2 CHICAGO. AB. R. H. O. A. E. Webb 2b _5 0 115 0 Kreevich, cf_6 11110 Kuhel. lb _5 O 3 15 O 0 Wright rf_5 112 0 0 Appling, ss _3 0 1 15 0 Rosenthal. If_ 3 0 0 0 0 0 Tresh. c _ 4 0 0 3 1 1 Kennedy. 3b_4 1114 1 Lyons, p_ 4 0 1 0 2 0 Totals _38 3 9 30 18 2 Washington _ 020 000 000 2—4 Chicago _ 000 000 110 1—3 Runs batted in—Travis. Pofahl. Ferrell, Kuhel, Wright. Webb. Two-base hits— Lewis, Walker Travis (21. Pofahl. Kree vich. Lyons Three-base hit—Ferrell. Home run—Wright. Stolen bases-—Myer. Appling. Sacrifice—Travis. Double plays —Pofahl to Bloodworth (2); Leonard t.o Pofahl to Bloodworth: Webb to Appling to Kuhel. Left on bases—Washington. 8: Chicago. R. First base on balls—Off Leonard. 3; off Lyons. 3. Struck out—By Masterson. 1: by Lyons. 3. Hits—Off Leonard. 9 in 9 innings (none out tn loth): off Masterson. 0 in 1 Inning. Wild pitch—Leonard. Winning pitcher—Leon ard. Umpires—Messrs. Geisel. Basil and Grieve. Time—2:21. 8ECOND GAME WASHINGTON. AB. R. H O. A. E Case, cf _ 4 0 0 3 0 0 Lewis, rf _3 0 12O0 Walker. If _ 4 0 1 3 0 0 Travis. 3b _4 0 1 12 0 Bloodworth. 2b_ 3 0 1 2 2 0 West, lb _4 10 9 10 Pofahl, ss_4 0 12 11 Early, c _ 3 0 1 5 3 0 Chase, p_ 3 0 0 0 1 0 Totals _.32 1 6 27 10 1 CHICAGO. AB. R. H. O. A. F ! Webb. 2b _.3 0 0 2 4 0 Kreevich. cf_,3 0 0 4 0 o Kuhel. JJ>_2 0 O 12 1 0 Bolters, If_ 4 0 0 1 0 0 Wright, rf_ 4 0 0 0 O 0 Appling, ss_.301230 Turner, c _ 4 0 16 10 Kennedy, ,3b_ 2 0 0 0 .3 O Rigney. p_.3 0 1 0 0 0 Totals _28 0 .3 27 12 0 Washington _ 010 000 000—1 Chicago _ 000 000 000—0 Run batted In—Early. Two-base hit— Pofahl. Three-base hit—Early. Stolen base—Lewis. Sacrifices—Bloodworth. Kree vich Double plays—Early to Pofahl; Bloodworth to West. Left on bases— Washington. 6; Chicago. 7. First base on balls—Off Chase, 5: off Rigney. 1. Struck out—By Chase. 5: by Rigney. 3. Um pires—Messrs. Basil. Qiieve and Geisel. Time—1:40. Attendance—15 866. Minor League Results By the Associated Press. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet. Kans. City 7.3 .3.3 ,68P St. Paul. 48 50 .402 Min'anolis 59 42 .584 Toledo 4.3 60 .417 Columbus 58 47.552 Milw'kee 4168.414 Louisville 51 55 .481 Ind'apolla 40 62 .392 Kansas City, 8—2; St. Paul. 2—1. Indianapolis, 7—6: Toledo. .3—6. Minneapolis. 4—3: Milwaukee. 2—0. Columbus. 2—3; Louisville, 1—0 (first game 15 inning). PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. W.L. Pet. W.L. Pet. Seattle . 88 44 .067 Sac'm’nto 6« 67 .496 Oakland 71 61 .538 Hollywood 63 08 .481 L. Angeles 70 61 .534 8. Pr'lsco 59 71 .454 San Diego 65 05 .500 Portland 43 88 .328 Los Angeles, 2—0: Porland. 0—1. Oakland. 4—5: Sacramento, 1—2 Seattle. 7—7; San Francisco, 1—1. San Diego, 6—3; Hollywood, 5—1. EASTERN LEAGUE. W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet. Blngh’ton 50 43 .560- Elmira_ 63 51.510 Scranton 66 46 .549 Albany _ 50 52 .490 Hartford 54 50 .519 Wil'msp't 45 57 .441 Sp’ngfield 52 49 .515 W.-Barre 42 60 .412 Binghamton, 5: Albany. 1. Hartford, 4—9: Springfield. 2—0. Williamsport, 10—5; Elmira, 9—8 (first game 10 lnningsl. Wilkes-Barre. 4—2; Scranton, 2—8. TEXAS LEAGUE. W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet. Houston 80 41 .661 Dallas . 57 64 .471 S. Antonio 73 52 .584 Shrevep’t 55 67 .451 Beaumont 64 58 .525 Tulsa S3 65 .440 Okla. City 62 64 .402 Pt. Worth 45 78 .366 Houston. 8—2: Tulsa. 1—1. Oklahoma City. 5—1; Beaumont. 1—4. Shreveport. 10—7: Port Worth. 4—8. Dallas, 7—2: San Antonio. 1—3 (second game 13 Innings). THREE-ETE LEAGUE. Team W. L. Pet. Team. W. L Pet. Kir’(fieId 54 35 .607 Decatur. 44 44.500 Clinton 51 36 58* Madison. 42 44 .488 C. Rapids 53 Moline S3 86.868 Evansville 48 Waterloo 27 61.807 Filchock Balking and Wilkin Missing as Redskins Near Spokane Training Camp By BILL DISMER. Jr, Star Staff Correspondent. EN ROUTE TO SPOKANE, Aug. 5 —Possibility that the Redskins would open their 1940 training sea son tomorrow morning at Spokane with two outstanding veterans, Prank Filchock and Wee Willie Wilkin, conspicuous by their ab sence was admitted today by Gen eral Manager Jack Espey as he chaperoned the main contingent westward through Montana on the last leg of its transcontinental journey. Scheduled to join the Espey party when it left Chicago last Saturday midnight. the unsigned Filchock not only didn't show up, but sent no word to explain his failure to do so. Espey now admits learning that Filchock recently told a team mate that “I haven’t made up my mind whether I'll play football this year,” but another prominent vet eran aboard this Northern Pacific train scoffed at the notion that Frankie was a "holdout.” “I'll give 20 to 1 that Filchock shows up in camp before the week is out.” said this player. "Frankie's too smart a boy not to.” Baseball Doesn t Pay Well. This latter referred to the well established knowledge that, as an outfielder for Fulton, Ky., in the Kitty League, Filchock currently makes less than $50 a week. And although Redskin salaries are not made public, there is little doubt that he makes at least four times as much with the Capital’s repre sentatives in the National Football League. Also to be considered by Filchock is the fact that he will be fined every day that he is away from Spokane, once training is started. Wilkin’s whereabouts and pros pective arrival at camp are even more puzzling. Espev has not heard from him since sending him a new contract last May, and all efforts to trace him have been fruitless. The Redskin management reports that Wilkin’s mother signed for a regis tered letter mailed to his home, but that even she, when contacted, con fessed to not knowing where her son was. It will be recalled that the same difficulty in locating the 6-foot-4, 260-pounc* tackle was ex perienced before Wilkie reported to the Redskins for the first time two years ago. Then he explained his tardiness as a resuit of continually taking wrong buses en route to camp. Wilkin May Not Be Missed. Whether Wilkin would be missed this year is debatable. In addition to the veterans, Turk Edwards, Jim Barber and Bo Russell, the Indians will try out three recruits from Southern California’s Rose Bowl champions, Howard Stoecker. Bob Fisher and John Thomassin, all 220 pounds or better. If just two of the Trojan trio made good, the Redskins’ normal quota of five tack les would be filled, even without Wilkin. Scheduled to arrive in Spokane at 8:50 o'clock tonight, the main party of 20 players will include a new but full-fledged honorary mem ber of the Sioux tribe as a result of induction ceremonies performed on tall, rawboned Charlie Malone last evening in Mandan, N. Dak. With genuine war whoops by Sioux now living at the Standing Rock Reservation, near where Custer made his famous last stand, Malone was christened “Chief Flying Thun der,” symbolic of the way he flies through the air to snag Sammy Baugh’s passes and thunders down the field toward the enemy's goal. As a result, little Charlie, back in Washington, should go for the toma hawk and Indian headdress in a big way when daddy returns home next month. quAU/r / atasarinq! SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION. t . W. L. Pet, W. L. Pet. Nashville 67 39 .632 N. Orleans SI 61 .465 Atlanta _ 88 45 .802 Blrm'g'm 49 60 .450 Memphis 61 47 .565 Knoxville 42 88 .389 Chat n'ga 59 54.522 Little Rk. 41 66.383 New Orleans. 4—0: Atlanta. 3—8. Birmingham. 3 0—5: Chattanooga. 8—6. Knoxville, 3—7; Little Rock. 2—4. Nashville. 9—4: Memphis, 3—10. SOUTHEASTERN LEAGUE. . W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet. Jackson 64 39 .621 Gadsden. 49 66 .487 Pensacola 60 43 583 Meridian 43 53 .459 Mobile._. 54 42 .563 Mont’m'ry 46 5.4 .455 Selma- 61 65 .481 Anniston. 39 65 .375 VIRGINIA LEAGUE. Harrisonburg. 3: Salem, 8 (16 Innings). Lynchburg, 12; Staunton, 10 (10 In nings). SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE. W.L. Pet. W.L. Pet. Savannah 85 43 .802 Columbia 56 55 .500 Macon _ _ 60 48 .566 Oraenvllla 51 54 .486 Columbus 60 46 .586 Jacks’vllle 44 62 .415 Augusta. 58 51 .532 Charlest’n 35 71.330 Macon. 4—1: Greenville, 1—10. Augusta. 6—2; Columbus. 6—0. Jacksonville. 6—2: Columbia. 3—0. Savannah. 6: Charleston, o. PIEDMONT LEAGUE. W.L. Pet. W.L. Pet. Asheville 62 44 .586 Rockv Mt. 66 61 .523 Richmond 62 47 .589 Norfolk 45 57 .441 Durham 58 47.552 Portsm’th 45 62.421 Charlotte 67 47 .648 Wn.Salem 38 68 .358 Norfolk. 3—4; Portsmouth 0—8. Asheville. 3: Winston-8a!em, 2. Richmond. 6: Rockv Mount. 0. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE. _ t w.l. Pet. w. l. Pet. Rochester 69 43 .616 Montreal 57 58 .496 Newark 66 48 579 Syracuse 53 59.473 Baltimore 61 55 .626 Buffalo 49 67 .422 Jers. City 57 57 .500 Toronto 44 89 .389 Syracuse, fl—3: Newark. 5—2. Buflalo. 6—6: Jersey City. 5—4. Baltimore. 7—2; Rochester, 2—8. Montreal 4—0: Toronto, a—8. fi * i * • — — ■■■■ Redlegs Profit By Bad Luck Of Dodgers Brooklyns Drop 9 of 15 Tilts With West Yanks Hit New Low By 8ID FEDER, Associated Prees Sports Writer. For the sake of old Casey Stengel's thinning hair, it's a good thing the Cincinnati Reds still are in the Na tional League. And, for the sake of those world series bubbles currently being in flated in the Rhineland, it's quite fortunate for the Reds that mis fortunes have been dogging the Brooklyn Dodgers—misfortunes like the “beaning” of Ducky Medwick back in mid-June, which finally has led to the benching of the muscles man for weak hitting. On the one hand, there's Old Casey tearing his hair out in bunches at the woeful ways of his Boston Bees against the other clubs in the National League, only to paste it back on again whenever his club tangles with the Reds. On the other hand, you have the Reds, who came east July 23 with a flve-game lead in the National League, dropped eight of 16 starts, and now are on the way home with a 6'4-game lead over the second place Dodgers. This is largely be cause the Brooklyns could only win six while losing nine to the Western invaders. Casey Sorry Reds Left. Old Casey Is only sorry the Reds’ Boston stay wasn't longer than the three double-header program over the week end. In that time his Bees not only took four of six, in cluding a split in yesterday's finale, but climbed out of the loop cellar. The Bees, who show an edge over only the Phillies in the season series with the other clubs, belted Bucky Walters 5-3 in the opener yesterday for Bucky's third straight defeat, and forced the Reds to go all out to take the nightcap 12-5), with Buck McCormick driving In six runs This gave old Casey's lads an even split in the season's stand with the Reds—eight-and eight—the only club to boast that record in the league. The Dodgers didn't have a chance against the Chicago Cubs in their opener and dropped it 11-3, as Gab by Hartnett's laughing boys rang the bell for a season high with a 21-hit attack. This cracked fat Freddy Fitzsimmons’ 5-game win ning streak and handed him his second setback of the season. The Cubs kept right on prowling in the afterpiece and shot 6 runs across in the trst three frames. But the Dodgers tied it up on Pee-Wee Reese’s ninth-inning homer and won out, 7-6, in the eleventh when Dolph Camilli clouted one over the rightfleld fence. The St. Louis Cardinals wound up a high-flying Eastern swing by splitting with the Giants, losing 3-2, and winning 6-3. Only Nats Gain In West. With the possible exception of Washington’s Senators, the eastern half of the American League limped home today, glad the trip was all over. Only the Nats came through with an edge in the invasion, and they had to knock off Jimmy Dykes’ Chicago White Sox twice yesterday to do it. The New York Yankees, rapidly waning world champions, wound up in the West with the doubtful honor of not having taken a series. Bobby Feller tossed the Cleveland Indians to a 3-1 win yesterday, serving up a 5-hitter, although he struck a new low for his career in fanning only one man. This victory boosted the Tribe to within half-a-game of the league leading Detroit Tigers, who fell victims to the ancient but still powerful pitching mastery of Old Mose Grove. Mose helped himself to his third straight win with an 8-hitter for a 7-3 victory.