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Di Maggio Is Big Help as Yanks* Unbeaten Bonham Scores Eighth Slab Victory
Win, Lose or Draw By FRANCIS E. STAN. Notes to You . I Promoter Mike Jacobs, who for years has tied up the top notch fighters (while small-town fight folk howled in rage), finally has met his master . .. Old Mr. Whiskers now owns the following champions: Heavyweight Joe Louis, Light-heavyweight Gus Les nevich, Middleweight Tony Zale and Welterweight Freddy Coch rane ... In addition, The Man With The Beard has the contracts of Ex-middleweight Champions Ken Overlin, Billy Soose and Fred Apostoli, Challenger George Abrams and a couple of other top notchers named Marty Servo and Garvey Young, the latter a marine who recently whipped Cochrane in an over-the-weight match. The baseball toast of Cambridge is a young Harvard freshman, a pitcher named Russell Ford ... He is one of the four boys adopted by Washington's Sherman Ford, who named Russ after the star Yankee pitcher of another day ... At Exeter he won the New England school boy classic from Andover and this season he turned in a 2-to-0 victory over Yale, suggesting, possibly, that there may be something in a name, after all. According to Sid Luckman, who got it from Bulldog Turner, who got it either from Sambo, himself, or an intimate, Sammy Baugh may be in the service before another National League football season rolls around . .. Luckman says that Turner, crack young center of the Chicago Bears, is practically in the Army now and that Turner’s understanding is that Baugh will pull on a uniform soon . . . Well, It's nice to be able to remember the Redskins as they used to be. anyway. Griff Has Power to Ask Ruling on Bobo Recommended reading: Life's spread on ‘‘Yale At War,” a piece that makes the memories of all that guff about Yale and its football of recent years seem foolish . . . We have just finished reading W. M. Kiplinger s book. "Washington Is Like That,” and there is a paragraph reading: "Washington has so many country clubs that in times of even slight depression they have trouble supporting themselves. Practically any one who owns a $5.95 sweater and a pair of sport shoes can belong to a country club.” ... If Uiis rationing gets any worse, Mr. K., any body with a $5.95 sweater can own a country club. In the latest Esquire sports poll the Senators were picked to finish last in the American League ... If all the accusations against Buck Newsom are true, old Bobo could be skating on very thin ice . . . Clark Griffith, if so minded, could telephone Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis and ask: "How about this? This fellow is capable of doing better.” . . . And-if Landis agreed he could suspend Newsom . . . Chances are, however, that Bobo is trying . . . Only a fellow who has beaten up his arm, as Newsom has for the last 15 years, can't expect to be effective forever. Do these names mean anything to you?—Lawson, Cravath, Cameron, Hauser. Presnell, Walsh, Welch, Eliot. Burnham and Simons. . .Well, they are the new head coaches, in order, at Stanford, U. S. C.. Duke, Minnesota, Nebraska, Fordham, Washington, Illinois, Purdue and Tulane .. . You'll find most of the old guard in the Navy. Marines Have Landed Flock of D. C. Sports Figures All those local sports people you have been missing for the last couple of years aren't hard to find If you know where to look . . . They're in the Marines, most of them . . . Harry Volkman, the fight referee, is a lieutenant . . . Sid Fishel, manager of Boxer Abrams, is a top sergeant, as is Maynard Daniels, the heavyweight . . . Joe Temes. veteran lightweight who campaigned here for years, is a chief cook; Ed Johncox, star Maritime Commission softballer, is a top sarge, and Justice Cham bers. another softball standout, is a major. Heinie (You know htm> Miller is a colonel . . . A1 Marks, golfer, flyer and glider, is a major, as are Bill Stickney, ex-IVirtmouth gridder, and Earl Holmes . . . Frank Geraci and Jack Fondahl.-two crack District rifle shots, are lieutenant colonel and major, respectively, and Drs. Don Knowlton (former boxing commission medico), and Tad Shafer of Alex andria are commander and lieutenant commander, in that order, in the Navy . . . But both are in the field with the Marines. Another familiar Leatherneck is Johnny Gormley, the husky fellow who used to block for Bill Guckeyson in the University of Maryland backfield and box as the Terps’ heavyweight . . . Guckeyson graduated from West Point a few days ago and is commissioned as a second lieuten ant in the Army . . . Gormley went straight from Maryland Into the Marines and now it's Capt. Gormley. Little to Bother Alsab, Shut Out In Rich Belmont Only Three or Four Unimportant Colts To Challenge Aces By StD FEDER. Associated Press Sporu Writer. NEW YORK, June 4. — The chances are there'll only be five or six horses going to the post In Saturday’s 74th running of the Bel \ mont stakes, which should make It quite an exclusive tally-pull lor Alsab and Shut Out. For, while the other three or four will be shooting at that more than-$50.000 pay-check, too, they’re all just “guys named Joe” in com parison, on form, with A1 Sabath’s Chicago champ and the son of Equipoise who won the Kentucky Derby fdr Mrs. Payne Whitney. Money Goes to War Relief. The others probably will Include Walter Chrysler's Ramillies, up to now one of the bigger “busts” among the 3-year-olds this spring; Lochinvar, a husky youngster from the barn of James Roebling of Trenton, N. J., whose chief claim to fame is that he wound up second to Alsab In the Withers mile a! couple of weeks ago; H. L. Lunger’s Half Crown, an invader from Eng- j land, and possibly William Ziegler, J jr.'s. Wait a Bit, who has done some stretch running occasionally this spring. But put them all together and , the whole lot doesn't figure to make Alsab or Shut Out muss his hair, j In fact, except for the “scratch”, involved, this last and longest “jewel” in the triple crown this year is important only as the “rub ber” meeting between the two big guys, Alsab and Ekky's Kid, and the fact that all the track’s proceeds from the day’s program, with the | exception of purses to horsemen,! will be turned over to war relief. Main Rivals Are Ailing. The winner will have a strangle hold on the championship of the 3-year-olds. Shut Out grabbed the Derby by a couple of lengths be cause the Sab's stretch rush wasn’t long enough to catch him. A week later, on May 9, Alsab turned it loose at Pimlico and rushed right by the whole crowd to win the Preakness, while Shut Out got himself tangled up in the pack and finished fifth. With the rest of the top contend ers for the year's honors laid up with leg injuries. Alcab and Shut i Out have the big money and the laurels about to themselves. Varied Nines Challenged Eastern Branch Boys' Club Is scheduling ball games for its peewee and insect teams. The club's junior staff also is after softball games with teams 16 years and under. Call Burton R. Ross at Atlantic 0949. BIG TALLY—Mike Denikos of Central scoring run in 12th Inning that beat Wilson, 4 to 3, in the first game of the playoff series for the high school title at Central Stadium yesterday. Deni kos tripled with one out and was brought home by Bob Fielding’s single. Denikos earlier had hit a homer. ♦Story on page A-16.) —Star Staff Photo. Job Menaced by Foxx, Cubs' Russell Goes On Hitting Spree First Sacker Hits Homers In Successive Games Since Club Got Jim / By the Associated Press. CHICAGO. June 4—Jimmy Foxx has joined the Chicago Cubs, pre sumably to take over the first base job, and Phil Cavarretta, who used to hold down that post, Is crowing contentedly that hes now an out fielder. But for Glen (Rip) Russell it’s a more serious matter. He's dangerously close to losing his place as a regular. So concerned has Russell been that in the two games since the Cubs bought Foxx from the Boston Red Sox he has busted out a home run a day, yesterday’s against the New York Giants coming with the bases filled. Should Foxx. Incapacitated by a broken rib, be delegated to serve as more than a pinch-hitter and take command of first base, he would be the fourth to work that sack for the Cubs this year. In addition to Cavarretta and Russell, the Cubs have used Ells worth (Babe) Dahlgren there. Hurls 10-Inning No-Hit Game, Then Watches Relief Pitcher Lose By the Associated Press. Jim Voiselle, Newport News right hander, had his name scrolled across the Virginia League's hall of fame today, but his mates—the Builders— 1 didn't have very much to show for Voiselle's accomplishment. Voiselle hurled no-hit, no-run baseball against the league's tall enders, the Staunton Presidents, last night for 10 innings, and the minute the big Builder tosser stepped out ! of the battle and was replaced by a ; pinch-hitter, the Presidents sneaked two runs across and won, 2-0. Frank Seward did the pitching for 1 the Builders in the 11th frame, j and it was a disastrous'one. Be sides hitting one player with the ball, Seward issued two passes and | gave up a double to Clifton Cohn, j Staunton renterfielder, whose blow drove in the winning runs. Drive Sends Charlotte Near Piedmont Lead By the Associated Press. The surging Charlotte Hornets,\ who are playing their first season under Manager Harry Smythe. were only a half game behind the leading Greensboro Red Sox today In the Piedmont League standings. The Hornets—with the aid of the | Asheville Tourists—cut another full game off the Red Sox’s lead last night when they handed the Winston-Salem Twins another one run defeat, 3-2, while the Tourists put on a delayed rally to topple the Sox, 6-4. League Statistics THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1942. AMERICAN. Results Yesterday. Rt Louis. 9: Washington. 6. New York. 4; Chicago, 1. Philadelphia. 6; Detroit, 1. Cleveland at Boston, postponed. Standing af the Clubs. W. L. Pet. G.B. New York -32 11 744 Cleveland -*§ 21 .64.) 8 s Detroit _2< 23 .540 8V, Boston - 23 21 S-.l O.a chieifo :::::::: *3 ® *4 3 Philadelphia- 20 31 .39. 1« Washington _18 28 .391 lo/s (lames Today. Game* Tomorrow. 8t L. at Wash., 3:18 Detroit at Waah.. 9. Chicago at N. Y. Chicago at Boston. Cl eve. at Boston. Cleveland at N r Detroit at Phils. St. L. at Philadelphia NATIONAL. Results Yesterday. Chicago, 6: New York. 2. Boston. 4. St. Louis. 3. Philadelphia. 2; Cincinnati. 1. Brooklyn at Pittsburgh, postponed. Standing of the Cloba. W. L. Pet. G.B. Brooklyn_33 13 .717 St. Louis __ 28 19 .678 6Vi Boston _ 28 23 .531 8 Vs New York_ 24 24 .500 10 Cincinnati _ 22 24 .478 11 Chicago _ 22 25 .488 12 Vj Pittsburgh _19 28 .404 14 V, Philadelphia _ 16 32 .383 18 Gaines Today. Games Tomorrow. SY. at Chicago. Bklyn. at Chi (2). oston at 8t. L. Boston at Cinci (2). nly game*. PhU». »t Pittsburgh j N. Y. at St. Louis. Seven Outs in Row On One Pitch Each By the Associated Press. MOULTRIE, Ga„ June 4 — Georgia-Florida League Ians thought the players were stretch ing things in the seventh inning after Jerry Tiemann of Ameri cus lined out on the first pitch to end the sixth. In the first half of the seventh, Coccetti popped on the first pitch, Petroziello grounded out on the first pitch. Brooks fouled out on the first pitch and the Moultrie Packers retired. In the last half, Marcrinotis, Knoll and Moss grounded out, each on the first pitch. Result: Seven up, seven pitches and seven outs In a row'. Stars Yesterday By th* Associated Press. Vernon Stephens, Browns—Collected four hits In five times at but to pace victory over Senators. Ernie Bonham and Joe Di Maggio. Yankees—Bonham kept eight hits scattered for eighth victory end Di Maggio hit three-run homer to help subdue White Sox. Glen Russell. Cubs—His grand slam home run in first inning practically clinched triumph over Giants. Jack Knott. Athletics—Stopped Tigers with six hits. Prank Melton. Phils—Pitched six hit ball against Reds and drove in win ning run with 10th inning double. Johnny Sain and Ernie Lombardi, Braves—Sain checked Cardinals in three innings of relief after Lombardi had driven in what proved to be win ning run. National Celebrities To Honor Griffith At Testimonial Predictions of attendance at the testimonial luneheon for Clark Griffith, Washington base ball club president, next Wednes day at the Mayflower Hotel were revised upward today following an enthusiastic meeting yester day of the committee handling the affair. More than 250 tickets already have been purchased and pros pects of a crowd of 400 paying tribute to Griffith appear bright. Representative Joseph E. Mar tin. minority leader of the House, will make the presentation of a gift to Griffith. Theatrical tal ent ■ will spice the proceedings and Invited to attend have been Vice President Wallace, Gen. George C. Marshall, J. Edgar Hoover, Jesse Jones and Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, among others. Tickets for the luncheon, priced at *2.50, are on sale at Navy Relief Headquarters, 1731 I street N.W. Reservations may be obtained by calling Executiva 0040 between 10 and 4 o'clock. Official Score BT LOUIS. AB. R. H. O A. K Gutteridge. 2b _8 12 110 Clift. 3b.. 4 2 3 2 0 0 McQuinn, lb_4 1 2 10 1 O Judnich. cf_4 113 0 0 Laabs. rf _ft 0 1 3 1 0 Stephens, ss _ 5 1 4 4 3 0 CriscoU. If_ 5 1 2 2 0 0 Hayes, c. - 4 1 0 3 0 0 Muncrlef. p -3 10 0 10 Blscan. p_ 2 0 0 0 1 0 Totals ...-42 S 1J 2T 11 WASHINGTON. AB R. H. O. A. * Case. If. _ 5 0 3 1 0 0 Spence, cf_ 5 0 0 2 0 0 Vernon, lb _ 6 2 2 10 1 o Chartak. rf_ft o 1 1 0 0 Estalella. 3b_ 4 0 0 1 5 0 Early, c _ 2 2 1 8 2 0 Repass. 2b_3 12 14 2 Pofahl. ss _ 4 0 0 2 2 0 Hudson, p_ 0 0 0 0 2 1 Wilson, p_ 1 0 0 0 0 0 •Campbell _1 o 1 0 0 O Masterson. p_ 2 0 2 1 1 0 Totals __ 37 6 1* 27 17 8 •Batted for Wilson In fourth Inning. St. Louis _ 081 000 000—0 ! Washington_ _ .110 101 100—ft Runs bstted in—-Chartak. Gutteridge <21. Clift <2>, McQuinn. Stephens <2>. Cgse, Campbell. Masterson. Vernon. Two base hits—CriscoU. McQuinn (2). Stephens, Case, Clift. Judnich. Home run—Vernon. Stolen base—Vernon. Double play— McQuinn and Stephens. Left on base*— St. Louis, 10: Washington. 8. Base on belli—Off Hudson, 3. off Muncrlef. 3: off Masterson. 1. Struck out— By Wilson. 2; by Muncrlef. 2: by Masterson. «. Hits—Off Muncrlef. 10 in 5*4 innings: off Blscan, 2 In 3t» In nings: off Hudson. A Is 14 Innings: off Wilson. 0 In 284 Innings: off Masterson. 3 In 5 Innings. Passed ball—Hayei. Win ning pitcher—Muncrlef. Losing pitcher— Hudson. Unpires—Messrs. Summers, Pas sarella and Pipgras. Time—2:28. At tendance—7,000 Games Are Hot and Cold FBI team No. 3 nosed out Times Herald. 2-1, and Stone topped Elite, 10-3, in yesterday’s Sports Center Twilight League softball games. Little Chance Is Seen for Nats To Improve Slipshod Infield Club Has Nothing Worthwhile to Trade; Repass' Error Starts Rout by Browns By BURTON HAWKINS. Nothing new has been added In connection with the Nats. Those imitating infield items are contin uing to plague Clark Griffith's ath letes and the latest episode of errors probably is responsible for Washington's cellar status. Last night St. Louis belted Sid Hudson for eight runs in the sec ond inning en route to a 9-5 vic tory before 7,000 fans, but back in the early portion of that inning Hudson seemingly had pitched his way out of an annoying predica ment only to have Second Baseman Bob Repass make a mess of things. Hudson easily might have escaped the inning undamaged, for wdth the bases loaded and one out Bob Muncrief drilled a soft double-play grounder at Repass Bob kicked it around, though, and the big pa rade was on. Eight runs sprayed across the plate and Manager Bucky Harris’ yearning for an ac ceptable second baseman zoomed to new heights. Griffith was viewing the game with President Don Barnes of the Browns, Incidentally, after a lengthy confab in his office. Griffith re fused to divulge the trend of the conversation, but it didn't concern wine, women or warbling. They were talking trade but the charac ters that entered the conversation weren't disclosed. Nats Lack Trading Material. Hudson might have been ham mered away, but it is significant that the Nats have developed a habit of creating openings for the opposition, chiefly through faulty fielding. They’ve committed 52 er rors this season, but even that con ceals frequent failure to complete double-plays or to throw to the proper base. Nobody is realizing it more than Griffith, of course, and his prob lems in attempting to fortify the club are numerous. Briefly, it boils down to the fact other owners are reluctant to part with talent for what Griffith can offer. It is safe to assume Griffith would have trouble obtaining two broken bats for such as Re pass, Jimmy Pofahl. Roberto Ortiz, Jose Gomez, Ted Madjeski, etc. If he's willing to exchange First Baseman Mickey Vernon or Catchers Jake Early or A1 Evans it’s likely he'd have to do the talking because they haven't been hitting. As a lowly second-division team the Nats need offer no apologies for small attendance at their strug gles. They have averaged about 8,000 fans at four night games and for the brand of baseball they’ve been producing the patronage has been remarkable. Griffith realizes ha would be Buddy Lewis, Shifted to Air Cadets, Eager for Action Iowa's Lee Farmer a Jack-of-AII Sports; Youngster Pitches Two Games With Broken Finger By HUGH FULLERTON, Jr., NEW YORK, June 4—Pvt. Cecil Travis,Tormer Washington infielder, reports that his side kick, Buddy Lewis, is impatient to get into the air. Buddy started out at Port Knox, Ky, in the armored force, but has shifted to Kelly Field, Tex, to become an air cadet. When Herve Lascelles visited Germany in 1936 as a bantam weight scrapper on the Canadian Olympic boxing team he was eliminated in the first round by Ortiz of Mexico. The other night Herve went back to Ger many as pilot officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force. They say he got a better decision at Cologne. Lee Farmer, Iowa's sprint and broad jump champ, was a star in high school basket ball and does all right in baseball, boxing, wrestling, horseshoe pitching, tennis, checkers and table tennis —and he reached the quarter finals of the national marbles tournament at the Chicago World’s Pair in 1933. Determination—June Graves, who pitched a no-hit, no-run game for Carthage against Mesquite in the Texas high school baseball tourney, wanted to attend a school that had a ball team. So every morning he walked 5 miles to the main high way and hitch-hiked 20 more to get to Carthage. And Leonard de Masters, 17-year-old flinger for the Owensboro (Ky.) Kitty League Club, recently pitched two games with the index finger of his salary hand broken. He lo6t both, but fanned 21 batters. Service dept.—Ed Fruitig, the big end who used to get air sick every time the Green Bay Pack ers made a trip by plane, has just earned his wings in the Naval Air Corps. Since Joe Marty, the ex-Phil, became player-manager, the Mather Field (Calif.) ball team has lost only one game. When Capt. Jay Vessels, who used to cover a lot of football for the Associated Press, came East from Minneapolis for a new assignment with the Army Air Forces, he had just about convinced the boys that Minnesota football is the best brand anywhere when he ran into Lt. A1 Beane. Then Jim remembered that A1 hadn’t been so bad himself in a couple of games with Albie Booth’s Yale team, which Capt. Vessels had watched from the press box some years ago.’ One-minute sport page—Note to South Bend papers: Look out for an announcement that a prominent pro league quarter BASEBALL ,3WSl Washington n. St. Louis AMERICAN LEAGUE PARK T#m*nw—-DETROIT—f P.M. back has been signed as Notre Dame backfield coach. James Martin, Oak Ridge (N. C.) Mili tary Academy second baseman, handled 21 chances in a nine inning game against Davidson frosh in April and as far as Ernie Lanigan, the old Interna tional League fact-finder, can learn, it was a world record for second-sackers. The Winged Foot Golf Club, near New York, has organized a special women's com mittee to keep track of caddies who go into the armed forces and to see that their families are getting along okay. Chicago taxi drivers have been instructed to refuse calls to haul fans to the race tracks. Now who wants to bet they won’t take them to nearer places where they can lose a few bob on the bangtails? A quality smoke- ydfjJWjM a lower price, VUMM The proof is in the puffing Mild and smooth- ^^m\W and mighty nice. And brother, were not bluffing ! =mnRY€LS^ 77>e Cigarette of Quality for /ess money jtinnano bnothim.miu.mu I pocketing more coin with a more creditable team but it appears his infield won't be bolstered appre ciably until Cecil Travis returns and he won’t be back until Hiro hito and Hitler are tamed. Browns Fall on Hudson. In losing their sixth decision in seven starts the Nats at least created little doubt about it. Into that explosive second Inning the Browns poured six singles and two doubles to grasp an 8-1 lead. Wash- j ington bounced back with a run j in the second inning when George Case doubled to score Early, who had walked, but St. Louis promptly manufactured a run in the third off Jack Wilson on successive dou- j bles by Harlond Clift and George McQuinn. Washington whittled St. Louis’ 1 lead to motto respectable propor tions with single runs in the fourth j and sixth innings and in the sev enth Vernon lashed an inside-the park homer for the Nats’ final run. St. Louis slammed Hudson, Wil son and Walter Masterson for 15 hits, including four by Vernon Ste phens, while Washington clipped Muncrief and Frank Biscan for 12 hits. Masterson. slated to join the Navy shortly, pitched the final five innings impressively, yielding no runs, three hits, one walk and fanning six. Steve Sundra was to hurl the ladies’ day finale of the St. Louis series today. Detroit will invade i for a night game tomorrow and j double headers on Saturday and I Sunday. Griffs' Records Battler. O. AB. R. H. 2b St Hr. Rbl. Pet. I Mrstson 0 7030001 .428 i Spence 44 183 28 AS 7 8 3 32 .366 Campb l 40 149 18 44 7 1 1 20 .296 Est'lella 44 183 28 48 13 2 A 25 .294 Case_28 101 2t 28 3 1 1 9 .277 Wynn10 23 2 A 1 0 0 4 .281 Evans 17 66 6 17 1 1 « 1 .267 Chartak 20 75 9 19 4 2 1 6 .254 Hudson 11 28 270002 .250 Newsom 12 2* 3 81003 .260 Repas*. 41 137 19 32 7 1 1 9 .234 Early.. 29 112 13 24 3 1 1 17 .214 Zuber .11 14 331100 .214 Vernon 48 1 78 50 38 7 I 3 22 .213 Pofahl 30 123 10 26 4 1 0 11 .211 Leonard. 2 6110000 .200 Gomel. 25 73 7 14 2 2 0 6 .191 Sundra. 6 11 1 2 0 0 0 1.18* Ortls . 20 42 4 7 1 3 1 4 .166 Wilson 6 801000 S .126 Car’sq'el 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 ! Croueher 1 lOOOOOO .OOO , Kennedy 4 2000000 .000 PHchiar. g. H. BB. 8. IP. OB. CO. W. L. Leonard... 2817 11 2010 Wrnn _ 11 67 16 20 86 10 4 8 2 Kennedy. 41161 6 1000 Car'squel 10 15 6 .3 20% 0 0 0 0 Hudson. 11 83 2ft 29 *1% 11 7 4 5 Sundra., 5 31 13 rt 29% 3 2 12 Zuber _ 11 .35 24 13 .38% 2 0 2 4 Newsom. 12 94 38 28 80t» 114 4 8 Wilson.. 6 24 12 11 20 3 1 1.3 Cathey 10 37 13 7 24S 10 0 1 Matterson 9 38 11 17 27H 10 0 3 - 4 Homer Joe Hits, His Work Afield Make Win Easy Kuhel Saves Chisox From Shutout; Reds Nosed Out by Phils By J CD SON BAILEY, A**oel*t*d Pin* Sport* Writer. Ernie Bonham, the undefeated right-handed pitching star of the New York Yankees, la getting too good for his own good. Jumbo won his eighth straight game yesterday, 4-1, at the expense of the Chicago White Sox He kept eight hits scattered, walked only two and would have had a shutout except for a homer by Joe Kuhel In the seventh. This pitching almost certainly would have satisfied the supporters of any other hurler in the majors, but the onlookers at Yankee Sta dium were quick to size it up as one of Bonham’s poorest performances of the season. In the first place it wasn’t a shut out. The big fellow had admin istered four of these in his first seven starts and by the time he had laid six goose eggs end to end yes terday some of the boys figured he should have had another. Dl Mag’s Homer Is Decisive. Besides, it was the first time this year he had allowed more than seven hits. And those two bases on balls, tsk. tsk. He had yielded only five passes in seven games previously and two in one game surely was slipping. So Bonham won his eighth in a row and who do you suppose was the hero? Why Joltin’ Joe Di Maggio. He interrupted his batting slump to produce a three-run homer (his 10th of the season) for the margin of victory in the third inning and he also collected a single and made a spectacular play in centerfleld to help Bonham out of a hole. The Philadelphia Athletics brought the Detroit Tigers to a sudden stop with a 5-1 decision on Jack Knott's six-hit hurling. The A’s were held to seven safeties themselves, but nicked Hal White for three runs in the fifth inning to sew up the game. In the National League the Pitts burgh Pirates received a reprieve from the weatherman, providing time to recover from the 17-2 shel lacking they received the day before from the Brooklyn Dodgers. Braves Nip Cardinals. Meanwhile, the Boston Braves moved a game closer to the second place Cardinals by capturing a 4-3 twilight struggle at St. Louis, played before 11,447 fans for the benefit of Um Army and Navy relief funds. The Braves belted Murray* Dickson out of the box in the first inning with a three-run flurry sparked by Tommy Holmes’ triple and Max West’s two-run single. Harry Gumbert allowed only one run the rest of the w'ay, but when the Redbirds showed signs of get ting rough with Lou Tost in the fifth and sixth Innings, Johnny Sain marched to the mound and saved the game. The Cards loaded the bases In both the sixth and ninth innings with one out and each time hit into a double-play. Frank (Rube) Melton pitched and batted the Phils to a 2-1 10-inning triumph over the Cincinnati Reds in a night game. He spaced six hits and doubled home the winning run. Big Paul Derringer pitched five-hit ball, but his teammates committed four errors. _ « Runner Munski Joins Two Brothers in Service By the Associated Press. LEWISTOWN. Mont., June 4 — John Munski, famed as a Missouri University track star, is in the Army now, along with two brothers, Joe and Stanley. Two other brothers. Walter and Frank, are In the Navy. His sister Margaret is trying to get into the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps. Vet Wade to Join Chisox NEW YORK, June 4 OP).—The Chicago White Sox have signed Southpaw Jake Wade, former major leaguer. Wade was given his re lease by Indianapolis last year. ►-——-* Sports Program For Local Fans TODAY. Baseball. St. Louis vs. Washington, Grif fith Stadium, 3:15. TOMORROW. Baseball. Detroit vs. Washington, Grif fith Stadium. 9. Wilson vs. Central (champion ship playoff!, 4. Golf. Federal team championship series, G. A. O. vs. R. F. C. at Woodmont, Treasury vs. Agricul ture at Army Navy, Army War College vs. F. B. I. at Princa Georges, all at 5. SATURDAY. Baseball. Detroit vs. Washington (2), Griffith Stadium, 1:30. Tennis. Exhibition matches with Bobby Riggs, Wayne Sabin. Mary Hart wick and Mrs. Dorothy Litte, Edgemoor Club, 3. Kansas City Tops AA As Age Catches Up ■ With Milwaukee Brewers' 'Old' Men Lose, While Blues' 'Infants' Beat Toledo Twice By the Ajfeoci&ted Press. Milwaukee was going great in tha | American Association until statisti cians released some data yesterday on the Increase in average age of association players since the war started. It showed the league-lead ing Milwaukee club with a flock ol old men averaging 28.9 years, up next to the 30-year ancients of Indianapolis. The Brewers showed the weight of their years last night and took an 8-0 white-washing from Columbus. And Kansas City’s infants (average age 255) promptly grabbed top spot by a half game margin, with a dou ■ ble victory over Toledo. Milwaukee was unable to do any thing against Southpaw Harry Brecheen and the Red Birds fell on Emil Kush and George Blae holder for 13 hits. Eddie Lukon got a homer and two doubles. At Kansas City, the 5-2. 6-4 deci sions made it four straight for the Blues over the Hens. Eric Tipton, with a double and triple, led the attack in the first game, which was decided by three runs in the fifth. Charley Wensloff won his sixth of the season in the afterpiece. Outcault Paging Players Already rebuilding for the second half Industrial League race. Man anger Norman Outcault of Melionas Cafe wants Schmelz of Tech and 5 Micheljohn of Coolidge to call him at Columbia 9130. The Cafe nine is In danger of losing Pitcher Aaron Silverman, who has gone to Brook lyn for a trial with the Dodgers. TUNE UP! clean and ad just points and plugs re s e t ignition timing, clean carbur etor screens and clean air cleaner and adjust! LINE UP! re-set toe in.’ check for tire wear, check for wheel bal a n c e. check camber and caster. M'KEE 22nd 6- N Streets N.W j Pho** Ml’tro 9400 SAVE GAS! AND SAVE 40%! No need to use your precious gasoline to buy a Tropical suit at factory prices. 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