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Yanks, Dodgers Boost Leads, Tigers Move Up, Tribe Skids on Eventful Week End
— — .— ——— ____ _ ... _A - , — Win, Lose or Draw By FRANCIS E. STAN. Ole Satch Comes to Washington Town Now that Joe Louis is in the Army, probably the most valuable contract with a Negro in sports would be that with a long, bony black man named Leroy (Satchel» Paige, who stands 6 feet 4 inches, wears size 14 shoes, claims he is only 34 years old and is consider able of a baseball pitcher. Long before Louis even fought in the amateurs, long before he even worked in a Ford factory, "Ole Satch” was the hero of his race, although every now and then somebody like Tiger Flowers or Kid Choco late would come along and challenge his popularity. But they all passed on, while Satch kept shuffling to the pitching boxes, usually in the bushes, and mowing down batters, black and white alike. There was a time when Satchel, obviously named on account of his feet, was acclaimed by members of his race as the greatest pitcher in the world, an appraisal which Paige, himself, still seems to think quite proper. Indeed, ma.iy white people, including major leaguers, touted Satch, especially in October of 1930, when the Athletics were the great and when, in two exhibition games on successive nights, Paige beat Lefty Grove and George Earn&iaw. Glass Is Transparent and They Didn't See Well, Ole Satch,- after pitching all over the United States and in Mexico. Cuba and South America for nearly two decades, came to Washington for the first time yesterday and homage was paid to the king on a scale which U street did not even match when Louis defended his title against Buddy Baer. Half an hour before game time thousands of Negroes jammed the lanes to the ticket windows at Griffith Stadium and. when they stopped pouring into the park about the fourth inning, more than 22.000 were counted. A week before Ole Satch filled Wrigley Field in Chicago with 29.000, and thousands were reported turned away. Yesterday more were turned away. Only the bleachers were unfilled, and probably this sale suffered because Satchel's admirers were reluctant to bruise their hero’s feelings by pretending to appreciate him from a distance of 400-odd feet. With the sun beating down, humidity rising and temperature at 90 degrees, thousands of hot, perspiring ticket-buyers jammed bills at the overworked sellers. At one time the frenzy reached a point where cus tomers. overlooking glass windows, thrust their fists and arms through panes of glass and a riot call was sounded. Diz 'Pitched' an Inning, Then Caught a Plane Ole Satch made and saved the day, at least in our book. He prob ably prevented most of the 22,000 customers from demanding their money back because, while the Homestead Grays, for whom he pitched, were acceptable the opposition was pretty sad. With three exceptions, the so-called All-Stars wore wretched, ragged uniforms with meaningless “Ls" on first-line shirts, and they played in a way that matched their haberdasheryptions ^ Dizzy respondent but rotund in a St. Louis Cardinal suit and Cecil Travis and Gene Corbett, who wore their Camp Wheeler uniforms. Dean pitched the first inning, if it could be called Ditching and shortlv thereafter he ducked out to catch a plane. J“dgl£g fi-pi.tew.rd It’s . wonder he could comb his ham Iter 1» was luckv to retire the side with only two runs scored, one of the outs coming when his centerfielder, playing with his back against the bleacher wall caught a 415-foot line drive by Josh Gibson, the colored Bill Dickey. aS four and half innings Travis and Paige retired,andthere, ter it was a farce The “'L's" on the 6hirts, It developed, stood for the Llo. d A. C of Chester, Pa., a sandlot team apparently composed of gray, spar row-like men or huge, flabby tubs. Paige Had Ability to Back Up Act About the only competitive element to the afternoon was the due between Ole Satch and Travis, great colored pitcher vs. great white hitte . £ tS.n£«itwas a draw. First time up, spcssss*•* S'*”on.“ad ipMHearty 1« sears to find a parallel for th.reaction hark to that October afternoon when Earl McNeely’s grounder hit a pebbJand w?n wTsSngton's first and only world champlonshp Negro hiaries in zoot suits stood up and filled the air with “yippee, ’ yay and “vea boy yo* got ’im!” Darkles did flip-flops, those sitting close enoug to vault iver the low wall onto th. Held. Strangers banged each other all. «'« Pretty hot stuff. His control was so good tha /I'd fnd deUte^ and bSw up tension, like a detective-story writer Finally he would wind up, rocking on those legs shaped like those Tan iron deer and blow across a third strike. The “LV <not to be «m t a with All ^tars as advertised!, tried some comedy, too. after the de fused All-Stars^as the best they had to offer was a parture of De . forfe was pretending to throw a spitter and ^ no.T„da^*Tthe «r,ro^ behind back. » high, hard one when it was necessar>. ___, War Blamed for Slovenly Play Prevalent in Major Baseball Jump in Errors, Balks Held Due to Men Brooding Over Conflict, Forgetting Game By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN, Associated Press Sports Writer. „ T MA -• <»Tf be a better baseball season, 'pC“ used to Sr.l nothin. Out baseball. Now the war Is becoming the main dugout topic. ■ Spaulding doesn’t mean its wrong for players to discuss the war. Play as If in Trance. "You can’t blame ’em for their thoughts. They get leters every day from pals In the armed forces. Sometimes they don’t hear from them for a long time and they get to wondering what happened. When thev take the field their mind is somewhere else. They throw- the ball away or walk off base and get caught as if they were in a trance. •'That’s why you are seeing so many dumb plays, errors, balks by pitchers and teams playing hot find cold like they have the “jitters." Spaulding recalls several balks this season have lost games and insists that when a pitcher blunders thus "he just Isn’t thinking about his Job." "I don't remember a season in which there have been so many balks,” he says. Before the holiday week end. nine balks had been recorded in the National League. Only four were made for the corresponding time in 1941. Seven had been charged against the American League, nearly a third of last season's total. League Is More Erratic. In the same time, the National League was dowrn for 383 errors, against 335 a year ago. ‘‘Brooklyn has been on top almost every day. but consistency ends there,” says Spaulding. ‘‘The other teams have been hot and cold. Boston and Pittsburgh each have held second place three times in various weeks. St. Louis is there now. Four teams have been in third off and on, none holding that place for much longer than a week.” Trainer Tosses Challenge for Whirlaway Jones Would Have His Horse Matched With Suburban Victor By SID FEDER, Associated Press Sport* Writer. NEW YORK, June 1.—Just by way of getting the thing straightened out. plain Ben Jones today issued a challenge for a match race between his charge. Whirlaway, and Lou Tufano's Market Wise. And, while he has made only one bet on Whirly in his career, plain Ben even might be induced to wager a little money, marbles or chalk on the outcome. That's how he feels about it. Along with the challenge, the Mis souri magician of the race tracks also revealed that he believed his little chestnut cannonball has had things too easy lately. Entered in Brooklyn Handicap. As a result, he's sending him tb the post again in a week or two in stead of waiting for the $30,000 Brooklyn Handicap at Aqueduct on June 27. Trainer Jones isn’t irked exactly at all the pooh-poohing which fol lowed Whirlv's three-length defeat by Market Wise in the Suburban Handicap last Saturday at Belmont on a card which saw $2,176,071 bet for a world one-day record. “Look," he pointed out, “Market Wise was lucky to get through on the inside. Whirlaway had to go around. That must have given Market Wise two or three lengths. I know what Whirly can do and I'd like to have this match arranged to I settle it.” Would Like Race Soon. Plain Ben hopes the race can be [ arranged in the next week or 10 ' days. He'd like it at even weights j (Saturday his horse spotted Market i Wise 5 pounds—129 to 124) and at i a mile and a quarter or a mile and a half. Also, he wouldn't mind if the track that wants it would put up a nice sized purse to help Whirly get some j of that approximately 60.000 which : still separates him from Seabiscuit's money-winning record. The $6,000 he added Saturday left him with $377,811 in the bank and pushed him past Sun Beau and into second place. League Statistics MONDAY. JUNE I. 1942. AMERICAN. Result! Yesterday. Boston. 1)—4; Washington. 1—3. Chicago. 0: Detroit. 4 (second game ! postponed). New York. 11—2: Philadelphia. 7—4. St. Louis. 5—8: Cleveland. 4—3. Standing of the Clubs. W L Pet. OB New York_31 11 .738 Detroit _26 22 .542 8 Boston _ 23 20 .535 8’a Cleveland _ 24 21 .533 8>a St. Louis _ 23 24 .489 in*.* Chicago _is SR .409 14 ! Philadelphia_19 30 .3SK lfi'/s Washington _ 17 27 .386 15 ' Games Today. Games Tomorrow. None scheduled. Ft. L. at 'Wash.. 9. Chicago at N Y. Clave, at Boston. Det. »t Phila. (nite). NATIONAL. Reoults Yesterday. Brooklyn. 10—3: Boston. 2—1 New York. 3—7: Philadelphia. 2—1. Cincinnati. 8—3: Pittsburgh. 2—n. S' Louis. 3; Chicago. 0 (second game postponed *. Standing of the Clubs. W L Pet. GB Brooklyn_3’ 13 .Tit St Louis _25 IX .5X1 6 Boston _ 25 22 .532 X New York_ 23 23 .500 9»a Cincinnati _ 22 22 .500 OVa Chicago _21 24 .46, 11 Pittsburgh _19 27 .413 13J2 Philadelphia_ 14 32 .304 18‘2 Garnet Today. Games Tomorrow. None scheduled. N Y. at Chicago. Brooklyn at Pitts. Phila. at Cinci. Boston at St. L. Minor Leagues TEXAS LEAGUE. W L. Pet. W L Pet. Beaumont 36 16 .692 6 Antonio 23 26 .469 Houston 28 23.549 Shrevep t 22 29.431 Tulsa 25 23.521 Okla.City 21 20.420 Ft. Worth 22 22 .500 Dallas . 18 27 .400 Beaumont. 9—4: Oklahoma City. 0—2. Shreveport. 5: Tulsa. 3. Houston. 3: Dallas. 2. Fort Worth. 8: San Antonio. 3. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE. W. L. Pet. W.L. Pet. Newark 30 11.732 Buffalo 20 21.4*8 Montreal 25 16 .610 Baltimore 19 22 .463 Jers. City 23 21 .523 Syra<*ise 17 28 .378 Toronto 23 21.523 Rochester 14 31.311 Jersey City. 11—2: Buffalo. 5—0. Baltimore. 2—7; Toronto. 1—5. Montreal. 3—4: Syracuse. 1—3. Newark. 6—11: Rochester. 4—2. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet. Milw’kce 25 14.641 Louisville IX’.'l .462 Runs.City 23 15 .605 Columbus 17 21 .447 Min'apolis 23 IX .561 St Paul 17 21 .44 7 Toledo 20 23.465 Indapolis 15 25.375 Louisville. 15—11: Indianapolis. 1—3. Minneapolis. 2—3: St. Louis, l — 1. Kansas City. 6; Milwaukee. 5 (second game postponed). Columbus, 7; Toledo. 2 (second game postponed >. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. W. L. Pet. W L Pet. L.Aneeles 34 20 .630 Oakland 26 30 .464 Sac'mento 32 23 .582 S.Fr isco 24 28 .462 San Diego 34 26 .567 Hollywood 25 36 .410 Seattle 28 27.509 Portland 2134.382 Sacramento. 4—7: Oakland. 1—0. San Francisco. 1—6; Portland. 0—0. San Diego. 2—11: Hollywood. 0—1. Seattle. 12—1: Los Angeles. 1—2. Tafts' Victory Throws N. C. Pennant Race Open to 5 Teams Whip Leading Naimans; Boyles Boost Margin In Section B Scrap A surprisingly strong and de termined Taft A. C. nine today was within striking distance of first place in Section A. National City League, after jolting the pace-setting Naiman nine, 9-5, in a hotly con tested fray. The result also threw the flag race wide open to the top five teams. In Section B, meanwhile, Joe Boyle's representatives took a firmer grip on the lead by drubbing the previously unbeaten Kavakos tossers, 11-8, while Capital Transcit was chalking up over Friendship House its first win of the season, 8-1. Taft's triumph featured a card that saw Petworth humble Army and Navy, 11-1, while Ninth and New York Avenue was tripping the Eagles, 8-2. It was Naiman's first league defeat and left the Photog raphers a scant half game ahead of the hustling crew from Woodridge Harry Newby, former American U. star, and Loeffler, the winning pitcher, paced Taft’s 11-hit assault on Fisher and Price, each getting three bingles, Newby connecting for a triple'. Six runs in the first clinched matters, but the winners added three more in the sixth to make victory' doubly certain. Eddie Pohutsky's clouting and Walter Pohutsky's pitching featured Boyle's victory. The former included a triple in three safeties while his brother was holding the enemy to seven hits. Scriviner's two-hit mound per formance against Friendship, both credited to Outfielder Russell, was the day’s top pitching exhibition in the league. Lyon and Hanlein paced Pet worth’s attack against Army-Navy, each getting four safeties, while Deavers, Wells and Powell were out standing in Ninth and New York Avenue's victory. Travis Buys Ticket, But Goes to Griff Party by Proxy One of Clark Griffith's stanchest admirers won't be able to attend the testimonial luncheon in honor of the Old Fox a week from Wednes day at the Mayflower Hotel, but he'll be represented. The situation came to light when Cecil Travis, former Washington third sacker who played with Dizzy Dean's All-Stars yesterday against the Homestead Grays, bought a ticket for the affair, with instruc tions to turn it over to some man in the service. “I’ll need a pinch hitter this time.” he said, “but I sure wish I could be there. Mr. Griffith is responsible for most of the swell breaks I've had and I'm glad to see a lot.of others think as much of him as I do.” Tickets for the luncheon continue on sale at Navy relief headquarters, 1721 I street, N.W., and may be re | served at Executive 0040 during the j day. PIEDMONT LEAGUE. W. L. Pet. W L. Pet. G'sboro 25 12 .070 N folk 16 IP 457 Ch'lotte IK 12 .600 Ashe'le 15 IP .441 P'tsm'h 21 15 .58:1 Durham 13 22 .371 R'hmd IK 15 .545 W. Sal. 12 24 .333 Portsmouth. 2—2: Durham. 1—l. Asheville. 0: Winston-Salem. 5. Richmond. 3: Norfolk. 2. lOnly games ! THREE-EYE LEAGUE. W. L. Pet. W L. Pet. Spr'vfleld 10 7.7.31 Waterloo 11 14 44o Ced.Ran. 15 8.052 Madison. 7 15.318 Evansville 11 10.524 Decatur 7 16.304 Week-End Sports Draw Big Crowds in England and U. S. Market Wise's Victory First in 27 Races for Tufano; Luckman Unable to Gain Carrying Ball By HUGH FULLERTON, Jr„ Wide World Sports Writer. NEW YORK, June 1.—Study in contrasts—or is it? England s wartime sport has become a week end affair with players and fans engaged in war work through the week. Saturday two cup final soccer games drew 120.000 fans. In America baseball is going on a business-as-usual basis and not getting rich from week day cus tomers. Saturday and Sunday major league double-headers drew 392.000. Looks as if the athletes might as well save their efforts for occasions when the fans are willing and able to turn out. As further proof, five big horse tracks drew 170,000 fans Satur day. When Market Wise won the Suburban at Belmont, it was the first victory for Lou Tufano’s stable in 27 races since the Widener at Hialeah. Gloria Callen, the swimmer, will be queen of the Columbia senior prom tonight. Today’s guest star — Laurence Leonard, Richmond Times Dis patch: “Sneadless to say, who is happy now? The Navy will bombard everything in sight when the P. G. A. champion enters next week." Social note—Two of the first families of flstiana will be joined, appropriately enough, right on Jacobs Beach June 28 when Pvt. Adam Pianga of Camp Upton and Jean Monteith of Detroit will be married at St. Malachy's Church on West Forty-ninth street. Jean is the daughter of Promoter Scotty Monteith, once manager of Johnny Dundee, and Pvt. Lianga- is. of course, young Kid McCoy, the crack welter weight. Billy Soose, the ex middleweight champ also is to be married soon—on June 14—to Peggy Unger of East Greenville, Pa . and A1 Braverman was mar ried here last week. All three are managed by Joe Gould, who claims with all these weddings he is being divorced from his stable. Mondav matinee—Wives of the Birmingham ballplayers have volunteered to sell War stamps in the booth at Rickwood Field these nights. When Sid Luck man, the Chicago Bears quarter back, gets around to telling Sid, jr., about his record, a good many linemen’s ears likely will burn. In three seasons, Sid has carried the ball 66 times for a net of minus two yards. Which brings ftp the idea that maybe the Navy Air Corps is signing up so many football players for other reasons than physical training—any coach will tell you the best way to stop an air attack is by rushing the passer. Cleveland and Pitts burgh are bidding against each other for a Bob Pastor-Harry Bobo fight this summer. After Larry Atkins offered Bob $25,000 to fight in Cleveland, Art Rooney blew in and boosted the ante to $35,000. Coupla guys named Joe—Every time Joseph Morjoseph. left fielder of the Gloversville-Johns town club of he Canadian Ameri can League, hits a homer Joseph Joseph, a fan, gives him $1 as a I present. So far, it has cost Joseph Joseph $4. Naturally, Joseph Morjoseph wants to beat his record of 30 homers—made last year at St. Joseph, Mich., no kiddin’—which undoubtedly would cost Joseph Joseph more. Service dept.—When Pvt. John Turpie of New Orleans got a short leave from Camp Polk, La., he got home just in time to finish last in the family golf threesome. John fired a 79. his sister, Mrs. Herry McNaughton, former Southern champ, had a 75 and Brother George a 72. Their dad. the noted pro, remained out of the fuss. Pete de Paolo, the former automobile speed king who was reported to be a civilian Instructor in aviation engine maintenance, really is a captain in the Air Corps technical .train ing command. When Don White, former San Fransisco ball player, went to join the Navy, they found his eyes were so bad he was given extra time and special treatments to get by the test. Don was hitting only .463 for the Seals, at the time. CAUSE AND EFFECT—Teammates had to carry Stan Musial off the field when he twisted his left ankle in the process of the Cardinal’s 3-0 win over the Cubs at Chicago yesterday. At top Musial is shown incurring the injury, being tagged by Catcher McCullough as Johnny Hopp, Card first baseman, and Umpire Stewart watch. —A. P. Wirephoto. Boasting His Disregard of Job, Newsom Seen Finished as Nat Slab Slacker Made to Take Punishment As Red Sox Sweep Double-Header By BURTON HAWKINS. Buck Newsom has tossed in the towel. Washington's burly air-con ditioned pitcher, on occasion one of baseball's great hurlers, is fading from the scene about as ingloriouslv as it can be accomplished. He isn't going down fighting—merely head ing for oblivion on a wave of in difference. Newsom will command no respect for the manner in which he is walk ing the last mile. He is making no pretense of attempting to get in condition and, in fact, is boasting of his violations of training rules. In the Nats’ clubhouse at New York on Saturday Newsom advised ; his mates he hadn't been to bed Friday night and generally had quite a night of it. Old Spirit Is Missing. “The hotel clerk told me I had a nice, cool room,” boomed Buck to the Nats before a double-header. “Well, I wouldn’t know, because I didn't spend any time in it.” Buck was informing the Nats he hence forth merely would be going through the motions of being a pitcher. Once the big shot as a champion. Buck is quitting when the going is tough. He is with the worst team of his major league career, but there are fellows on that club who continue to give all they have, futilely but earnestly, in a genuine effort to win. If Newsom isn't con cerned about winning he could do the Nats a favor by achieving the miracle of keeping quiet about it. The courage Newsom has dis played in the past as in such in stances when Ossie Bluege clipped him on the jaw with a thrown ball [ and Earl Averill shattered his knee cap with a line drive has vanished. He hasn't given enough honest ef i fort this season to merit being j labeled anything more than a loud, | pampered has-been. Buck Has Dismal Record. There may be a motive in New som's behavior. He would relish be- i ing traded, sold or otherwise dis posed of by the Nats. Washington! isn't going anywhere in the Ameri- j can League and by landing with | Brooklyn, for instance, Newsom1 might acquire an extra $4,000 to $6,000 in World Series coin. Off what he recently demon strated Newsom won't help the Nats or any other club. He has been belted from the mound on five suc cessive occasions and his record over that span would bring a blush to the cheeks of a raw sandlot speci men In that stretch of 33 V3 innings Newsom has permitted 38 runs, 53 hits, walked 22 and hit two more with pitched balls. Yesterday Man ager Bucky Harris gave him the full treatment, making him hurl a full game at Boston despite the embar rassing kicking around he was get ting from the Red Sox. Bosox Blast Newsom. The Red Sox wasted no time en route to achieving an 11-1 victory. They blasted Buck for 14 hits, ob tained eight walks and otherwise poured it on. They greeted Buck with a six-run outburst in the first inning, including a three-run homer by Joe Cronin, then added two runs in the fourth and three more in the sixth. Washington extended He losing streak to five games in the nightcap when Boston mustered three runs off Bill Zuber and Alejandro Car rasquel in the seventh inning to win. 4-3. The game was called at the end of the first half of the eighth inning due to Boston's Sunday law that prohibits starting an inning after 6:15. Idle today, the Nats will face the Browns in successive night games at Griffith Stadium tomorrow and Wednesday nights, hoping to em ploy St. Louis as a stepping stone out of the cellar. Colmar ManorTakes Two Colmar Manor nine visited Wash ington yesterday to win two baseball games. It topped the Shamrocks. 21-7. on the Ellipse and then went to Mount Rainier for a 10-4 triumph over St. James. Official Scores FIRST GAME WASHINGTON. AB R H. O. A. E Case. If _4 II O 4 n 0 Spence, cf _4 0 1 2 <1 O Chartak. rf _3 10 2 o 0 Estalella. 3b _3 O 1 1 4 O Vernon, lb_3 O 1 7 0 0 Evans, e _ 4 0 0 4 0 0 Repass. 2b_ 4 0 3 3 1 0 Pofahl. ss_ 4 0 0 1 2 0 Newsom, p_3 0 10 10 Totals _32 1 7 24 8 O BOSTON. AB R. H. O. A. E D! Maggio. cf_0 0 2 3 0 0 Pesky. ss _5 1 0 2 0 0 Fox rf _5 2 110 0 Williams. If_ 2 3 2 4 0 0 Cronin, lb__ 2 12 0 10 Lupien. 1 b-2 113 10 Doerr. 2b- 6 1 4 2 2 0 Tabor, 3b_4 2 o <> 6 o Conroy, c_3 0 2X00 Judd, p_ 3 0 0 . 1 0 Totals _si 11 14 27 18 0 Washington -000 001 OOO— 1 Boston _ 800 203 OOx—11 Runs batted In—Vernon Cronin <4>. Doerr 12', Conroy <21. Williams. Tabor. Judd Two-base hits—Vert on. Repass Newsom. Doerr <2>, Fox. Three-base hit —Conroy. Home run—Cronin. Stolen bases—Di Maggio. Conroy. Sacrifice—Judd Double plays—Pofahl to Vernon. Pesky to Cronin. Tabor to Doerr to Lupien. Left on bases—Washington. 7: Boston. 12. First base on balls—-Off Newsom. 8; off Judd. — Struck out—By Newsom. 3: by Judd. 1. Hit by pitched ball—By Newsom tConroyi, by Judd (Vernonh Umpires—Messrs. Mc Gowan. Passarellg and Hubbard. Time— 2:11. SECOND GAME. WASHINGTON. AB. R. H. O A E Estalella. .Ib ,_4 0 10 2 1 Spence, cf _4 I 2 1 O O Chartak. rf _401400 Campbell. If_ 4 1 2 2 0 0 •Case . 0 O 0 0 0 0 Vernon, lb_ 4 0 0 8 10 Early, c _4 0 14 10 Rensss, 2b_2 2 1 .3 2 0 Pofahl, SS_ 4 0 2 1 2 1 Zuber. p _ 3 0 1 0 0 0 CarrasQuel, p_ 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals . 33 3 11 21 8 2 •Ran for Campbell in eighth. BOSTON. AB. R. H. O. A. E. Di Maggto, Cf. 4 0 2 2 0 0 Pesky, ss _ 4 0 2 4 2 0 Fox. rf _ 4 0 0 4 0 0 Williams. If_3 1110 0 Doerr 2b _ 3 0 0 0 4 0 f uoien. lb_3 1 0 10 1 0 Tabor. 3b.— 4 110 3 0 Conroy, c _1 1 o 2 1 0 Butland. p_10 0 12 0 •Cronin _0 O o o 0 O Brown, p _O O 0 0 0 O t Finney _1 O 1 o o o Hughson. o_ 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 28 4 T 24 13 0 • Hatted for Butland in alxth. tBatted for Brown in seventh. Washington _ 010 002 00—3 Boston _ __-_OOO 001 Ox—4 (Called at end of first half of eighth by Sunday law.) Runs batted in—Pofahl (3>, Finney (2>. Tabor. Two-base hits—Pofahl (2). Early. Repass, Zuber. Left on bases—Washing ton. 8: Boston. 12. First base on balls— Off Zuber. f): off Butland. 1; oil Hughson. 1 Struck out—By Zuber. 3: by Butland. 2. Hits—OfT Zuber, 6 in OS innings: off Car rasquel. 1 in S inning: off Butland. 0 in 8 innings: off Hughson. 2 in 1 inning. Winning pitcher—Brown. Losing Pitcher— Zuber. Umpires—Messrs. Pasaarella. Hub tjir| and MeOowan. Tims—8:13. At Success Story Lies Behind Wagner's Berth With A's Trade of Hayes Makes Receiver Tutored by Connie a Regular Bs tfci Associated Pres». PHILADELPHIA, June 1.—The trading of Frankie Hayes to the St. Louis Browns climaxes the success story of Hal Wagner, who now be comes the No. 1 catcher for Connie Mack's Athletics. Hayes, veteran A s backstop, went to the Browns last night in ex change for Pitcher Bob Harris and catcher Bob Swift. No cash was involved. The story of Wagner is the tale of a rookie taken in hand and de veloped gradually by Connie Mack, whom many consider the smartest manager in the game. Tutored carefully by Connie. During the last two years Wagner, a 6-footer who lives at nearby Riverton, N. J., has spent much of his workinlg hours sitting beside Connie on the bench. As different situations developed on the dia mond, Connie explained fine points of the game. “He's got it up here,” Connie said early this season, tapping his fore head with a long forefinger. Wagner, now 27. was discovered at Duke University in 1934 by Russell Blackburne, coach of the Athletics. He joined the A's in 1937 and was optioned to Portsmouth. In 1938 he played with Spartansburg and caught 33 games for the Mackmen toward the end of the season. Virtually Supplements Hayes. He caught 62 games for Newark in the International League In 1939, then returned to the A's and has been under the Mack eyes ever since. In 1940 Wagner, a 165-pounder who throws right and bats left, caught 34 games to Hayes’ 136. A i year ago Wagner donned the mask in a few games compared to Hayes’ 126. Early this year he virtually took over Hayes’ post. Through yester day’s double-header with the Yanks he had been in 36 games to 20 for Hayes. His batting average to date is around .270, but in yesterday’s second game he slammed out three hits in four trips to the plate in addition to capably handling Luman Harris who pitched a four-hit, 4-to-2 victory to snap the Yanks eight game winning streak. McIntyre Wins Another A seven-hit pitching performance by Lefty McIntyre helped Four Cor ners baseball team to a 10-4 decision over Army Medical Center yesterday in a tilt at Four Corners. Feature blow was John Hawes’ homer with the bases loaded in the second in ning. EASTERN LEAGUE. Hartford. »—2: Springfield. 2—3. Scnnton, 4—2: Williamsport, 1—0. Wilkes-Barre, 13—2: Elmira. 11—1. Albany. 2: Binghampton. 1. I 392,280 Fans See Bargain Encounters Oft Equals Hornsby's League Record for Driving in Runs By AUSTIN BELMEAR, Associated Free* Sports Writer. Major league baseball enjoyed a rest today after the busiest week end of the season, which brought disaster in double do6es to mr.ny of the pen nant contenders and success In the same quantities to those who could withstand the presure of four games In two days. A total of 392,280 fans swarmed to the ball parks, 197,820 of them on Decoration Day and 194.460 of them yesterday. And that didn't include the hundreds of servicemen who were admitted free. Here are some of the more im portant happenings witnessed: The New York Yankees stretched their American League lead to eight games, although their eight-game winning streak was snapped by the Philadelphia Athletics in yesterday's second game. The Brooklyn Dodgers boosted their lead in the National League to six games by stopping the Boston Braves twice yesterday after dividing a pair with the New York Giants the day before. The Cleveland Indians skidded into fourth place In the American League while the Detroit Tigers took over second place and the Bos ton Red Sox moved up a notch to third. Cards In Second Place. The St. Louis Cardinals replaced the Boston Braves In second place in the National League by winning two out of three over the week end while the Braves managed only an even split in four games. Mel Ott, playing his 17th vear In the majors—all with the Giants— tied Rogers Hornsby’s National League record of 1.582 runs batted in by driving two runs across in yesterday's twin triumph over the Philadelphia Phils. It took Hornsby 23 seasons to establish the mark, which is considerably lower than Babe Ruth’s major league record of 2.209. Max West of the Braves, who had hit only two home runs this season and both of them last week, rapped four in two days. Clyde Vollmer, recalled by Cincin nati from Syracuse to relieve an outfielder shortage caused by three injuries, arrived in time to play the second game against the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday and hit the first ball pitched to him for a home run. As for the games themselves, two of yesterday’s scheduled double headers were cut in half bv the weather, but five of the six played resulted in double victories. Yanks and A’s Divide. The lone exception was at Phila delphia. where the Yankees came from behind with a seven-run sixth inning rally to whip the Athletics, 11-7. then bumped into Luman Harris, w-ho checked them on four hits, for a 4-2 decision in the after piece. Elden Auker and Johnny Niggeling shared the pitching honors as the St. Louis Browns stopped the Cleve land Indians. 5-4 and 8-3. with Don Gutteridge collecting six hits in eight tries and Chet Laabs. Vern Stephens and George McQuinn chipping in i home runs. Aging Ted Lyons pitched and batted the Chicago White Sox to a 9-4 10-inning triumph over the Detroit Tigers, getting three hits in five appearances and touching off a • five-run rally in the 10th. The sec | ond game was halted in the third ' Inning with no score. Curt Davis pitched the Brooklyn Dodgers to a 10-2 triumph over the Braves as Dixie Walker hit a grand slam homer and Whitlow Wyatt tossed a six-hitter in the nightcap to make it unanimous, 3-1, Lohrman Keen on Mound. Bill Lohrman pitched the Giants to a 3-2 decision over the Phils in the first game, holding them to four i hits, and Bob Carpenter yielded only j seven blows in the second game, won by the Giants, 7-1. with Willard Marshall showing the way on a three-run homer. The floundering Pittsburgh Pirates were no trouble for the Cincinnati Reds, who won the opening game. 8-2. on the five-hit pitching of Bucky Walters and scored a 3-0 shutout in the nightcap as Ray Star scattered six safeties. 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