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What's Wrong With a Rating of Umpires?
Among the innovations suggested already, by young Bill Veeck,
new president of the Cleveland Indians, is the rating of umpires by
the major league managers. The purpose would be to keep the arbiters
on their toes, with Veeck proposing thaWthe most poorly rated each
season be shipped back to the minors, like a ball
player who hasn t aeiiverea.
What’s wrong with Veeck’s idea? Nothing,
unless you happen to be a bad umpire. But Veeck’s
fellow-club owners haven’t fallen in with the idea
—yet. About the only people to do much talking
about the subject lately have been the New York
Giants, who aren’t even in the same league with
Mr. Veeck, which is to say the American League.
The Giants had a bit of inopportune umpiring
cost them a ball game the other day. A Cincinnati
base-runner, who should have been caught at third
base on a throw from First Baseman Johnny Mize,
not only was safe but scored a rurt in a 5-4 game
when Umpire Lou Jorda inadvertently got in the
way of Third Baseman Buddy Kerr. The umpire
ducked and that was the equivalent of throwing a
rolling block on Kerr, who also hit the dust while
Francis E. Slann.
a perfect throw whizzed over his head and into the boxes.
Whether Mr. Jorda normally is a good umpire is something we
wouldn't know. But he wound up in the wrong spot in the Giants
Reds game and for that he would have aropped in rating—if there
were a rating system.
College Football Officials Are Rated by Coaches.
One argument advanced against rating umpires is that managers
don't want to stick out their necks and incur the wrath of the men
in the blue. That doesn’t hold water. If the thing were supervised
properly the opinions of the individual managers would be held con
fidential by the American and National League presidents.
There isn’t anything new about rating officials. In college foot
ball it has been going on for some time. After each game the head
coach fills out a oard for each official—referee, umpire, head linesman
and field judge. Each man is given from 1 to 5 points— 1 point if he
is very bad and 5 if he is excellent. A good official may get a bad
rating from a disgruntled coach from time to time, but over a season
and over the years the chances are he'll be where he really belongs,
which is at or near the top.
The cards filled out by the college coaches aren’t handed the
officials to study. They are sent to the top man of each association
which appoints officials. And they are confidential insofar as an
official’s trying to learn what he was scoied by a certain coach.
Memorizing Kules Doesn t Make a bood Umpire.
As it stands now in baseball, there are confidential reports made
each day. But only the umpires make them. They make them in
writing to the league presidents. They report on the conduct of
managers, players, elubowners and fans. Then why not a rating of
umpires for a good cross section of opinion?
Umpiring is an art all in itself. Just memorizing the rule book
doesn’t make a man a good umpire. Just having been a crackerjack
player once doesn't qualify a man to officiate, either. It requires
something more, including the ability to be in the right place at the
right time, to handle argumentative players and managers, to think
at least as quickly as the athletes themselves.
Over the last dozen or more years the ball players almost unani
mously rate the National League umpires as better than the American
League group. "They hustle more.” admitted an American League
manager last spring in Florida. "Notice that today we'll have one
umpire from each league. Watch the difference in the way they work.
Even in these spring games the National League umpires bear down,
as if old Bill Klem were watching them every minute.”
That's typical of the wray most players and managers feel. They
don’t think that all umpires in <he National League are good, but
they feel that since Billy Evans, and later Bill McGowan, retired, the
American League bows in this one department, Jorda’s block in the
Polo Grounds notwithstanding.
Worsham's Home Golf Far Off
Brand That Nets Him $2,675
By Merrell Whittlesey
Lew Worsham is a better golfer
out of town, playing for heavy
dough in fast company, than he is
batting around over the local
courses he has been playing since
his caddie days.
In three major tournaments this
season, the 28-year-old Congres
sional Club pro has tied for first in
the $15,000 Philadelphia Invitation;
Tied for 12th in the $45,000 All
American at Tam O'Shanter at
Chicago and tied for 22d in the Na
tional Open. He has won $2,675 in
the three events, a record better
than Sam Snead's in the same
In 12 competitive rounds on the
circuit. Lew has averaged 71.6
strokes. In 12 competitive rounds
locally. Lew has averaged 72.08
shots, a fact he attributes to trying
too hard before home-town gal
Lew's major tournament record,
par in parenthesis:
Philadelphia <71 ) H7 Hfi 73 71—277
Chicago < 72 > 7 3 70 72 74—289
Kat nal Open <72) 73 74 7ti 71—294
Locally, Washington's hope for a
future Ryder Cup team berth shot
70—71 to win the Middle Atlantic
PGA in Baltimore; 64—72 to finish
second in the Maryland Servicemen’s
lournament: 70—75 to finish second
in the Maryland Open at Colum
bia, and 70—78 for fifth place in
the National Open qualifying rounds
at Burning Tree, his home course
until June. In pro-amateurs he
has been 82—69—73—71. In sec
tional events, he has won approxi
mately $400.
Lew would like to show off before
the home folks, of course, but he
never will complain about shooting
his best golf where it counts.
Mrs. W. F. Ossenfort, who has
been active in District women's golf
circles for several years, will leave
with Dr. Ossenfort for a new home
in Texas within 10 days. Mrs.
Ossenfort’s position as Class B tour
nament chairman of the District
Women's Golf Association will be
filled by her present assistant, Mrs
Thomas N. Beavers.
Mrs. Ossenfort, who doubles as
assistant tournament chairman at
Kenwood, played in defense of the
Hutchinson Trophy yesterday at
Kenwood, but finished out of the
P' ize list. A 12-handicap player, Mrs.
Ossenfort is defending ciiampion in
the Rule Trophy play at Kenwood,
but will not be here to defend her
The new Hutchinson Trophy
champion is Mrs. E. R. Ferguson,
who finally won the cup over Mrs.
F. V. House after an involved bit of
scorekeeping. Both tied with 97-20
—77 in the 18-hole handicap event.
Mrs. House, whose handicap is 29,
took a 9-stroke cut to be eligible.
Matching cards did not settle it
as both finished 4 down. As their
handicaps were 20, the second tie
breaking method of giving it to the
player with the lower handicap also
was to no avail. That left playoff
as the only way out and Mrs. Fegu
son won with a 5 on the first hole.
Third low net went to Mrs. A. A.
McEntee with 93-12—81 and Mrs.
Nick Hollander was fourth with
98-17—81. Mrs. Ralph Benner, with
101-20—81, lost fourth by having a
higher handicap. Low gross went
to Mrs. Betty Meckley with an 84.
Dr. Carl C. Taylor saved one of
the best rounds of his golfing career
for an opportune occasion yester
day, the final of the Horton Cup
event at Washington Golf and
Country' Club. Dr. Taylor, a 12
handicap player, shot a 76 and
defeated J. C. Tausig, 5 and 4. in
the title round of the match play
event for 12 17 handicap play
ers. Dr. Taylor spotted Tausig,
a 17-handicap golfer, four strokes.
The Maryland State Golf Associa
tion will sponsor a women's field
day Friday at the Country Club of
Maryland in Baltimore. Five net
prizes and one gross award will
be given in Classes A and B. A
local foursome already entered in
cludes Mrs. A. B. Bower, the Dis
trict champion; Mrs. F. G. Await,
DCWGA president; Mrs. D. H. Hen
derson of Congressional' and Mrs
Frank Mirth of Kenwood.
Loop Crown Taken
By Oxon Hill Nine
Departmental League is the
first sandlot circuit to wind-up
its regular schedule in the Dis
trict with Oxon HilJ the cham
pion after knocking off jos Boyle’s
Bar, 10-2, in the final on the
Ellipse yesterday.
Oxon Hill will represent the
league in the Washington Ama
teur Baseball Association’s series
for the city title next month on
the Ellipse.
Major League Standings and Schedules
TUESDAY, JULY 30, 1946.
i i i i i _ i t i i
Yesterdays Results.
Wash., 2—8; Cleve., 1—4.
Detroit, 4; Phila., 1.
Chicago, 4; N. Y„ 3 (12).
Only games scheduled.
Games Yoda>.
Wash, at St. Louis (n).
New York at Detroit.
Boston at Cleveland in).
Phila. at Chicago in).
• Games Tomorrow.
Wash, at St. Louis (n't.
Philadelphia at Chicago.
New York at Detroit.
Boston at Cleveland.
* I,'J 1 : .
Standing g £>=.= » g g, -£ g -3
•f Ctobi 1*1! Sj *l|l 5 s 1 1
I r«to# M 5jl3|ll lOjlljll 8j 69| 28|.711|
j K*W todt | 5j—| 6j 6| 9|10jll 10| 571 391^94|llt4
Detroit 1 2j 7j—1 8} 7j 81 7jl51 54| 401.574|13»4
Wash'glee I 3; 51 8— ;12, 5110' 7| 501 451.526:18
| Cleveland 1 4) 7| 2, 6;—I 81 6 131 461 51.474 23
It. Louis | 6j 5j 4. 81 3:—| 7j 7| 40; 54|.426|27}4
Chicago I 6 6; 4| 51 6! 4]—! 7| 38| S7|.400|30
Phil phia ; 2; if 3| 11 4j 8 51—1 27 | 671J»7140%
Lost 28 39 40i45|51 54157|67i | j |
Yeaterday's Results.
Brooklyn, 7; Cinci., 3.
Boston, 2; St. Louis, 1.
Chicago, 5; N. Y„ 4 (11).
Only games scheduled.
Games Today.
Chicago at New York.
St. Louis at Brooklyn (n).
Pittsburgh at Boston (n).
Cincinnati at Phila. (n).
Games Tomorrow.
Pittsburgh at Boston.
St. Louis at Brooklyn.
Chicago at New York (n).
Cinci. at. Phila. (2i,
i_ | 51 .
Standing J- -fi g, § = I s^
•t Chib) 1 "l! | * |1 S s Sj|-S
Ico S |cj L> ca sc £ iix. ^
| Brooklyn H 3| 9| 8jll| 6jl0|ll| 58| 36|.617|
St. Louis i »!—I 7| 5|13| 6| 7| 8| 55| 38|.591|
Chicago | 7| 4j—| 7| 7|12j 9| 5| 51| 42i.548j 6J4
Cincinnati j 6 6 5|—| 6|llj 4| 7! 45 47|.489|12
Boston | 3j 5| 7: 9j—j 6! 5j 9| 44| 49|.473|13H
Now York | S|10| 3| 6| 5|—| 8| 5| 421 53|.442|16W
Phil'phia | 0 5| 6 9j 4! 5 — 10. 39| 51 .433 17
Pittsburgh j 6| 5| 5j 3 3) 7: 8|—| 37| 551.402120
Lost 36i38 42 47 49!53j51!55; | [ j
Radical Reform Program Drawn by Ballplayers
< •
Pay Minimum,Pension
Main Requests to Go
Before Club Owners
By Jack Hand
Auociated Press Sports Writer
NEW YORK, July 30.—Baseball
moguls are mulling over player re
quests for a minimum wage, pen
sion fund and extensive contract
reforms today in one of the most
revolutionary steps in modern dia
mond history.
Asked by the magnates to give
their views on the controversial
player-owner problems that ordi
narily are decided solely by the
franchise operators, the athletes
yesterday in two separate sessions
drew up a reform program to be
presented to the majors’ Policy
Committee next Monday.
National League players, meeting
in New York, were more specific,
outlining a $5,500 minimum wage
scale, a pension fund and a 60-day
severance pay stipulation as the
most important recommendations of
a five-point platform.
An eight-point American League
program drawn up in Chicago was
high lighted by a request for fulfill
ment of player contracts to the let
ter, and formation of a permanent
"grievance” committee as well as an
undetermined minimum and pension
Sessions Last Four Hours.
Each of the player meetings lasted
four hours, with the National dele
gates adjourning until Friday for
further discussion after naming
Dixie Walker of Brooklyn. Marty
Marion of St. Louis and Billy Her
j man of Boston to represent them.
The National favors an eight-man
player committee, instead of three
as requested by Commissioner A. B.
Chandler, and will discuss that mat
ter Friday. Johnny Murphy of New
York. Joe Kuhel of Chicago and
Mel Harder of Cleveland were the
American representatives selected.
After the six players meet with
Presidents Ford Frick of the Na-1
tional and Will Harridge of the
American and their respective com
mittees next Monday, the majors
will hear the committee s recom-!
mendations in a special joint meet-j
ing to be held "sometime before
Labor Day.”
For the most part, the players
appeared disposed to put their trust
in direct negotiations with the own
ers and made no direct move toward
unionization. Most baseball men!
agreed that the majors probably i
would go along with the requests, j
Pensions Freely Discussed.
Both player groups spent consid- i
erable time on the pension problem.
The National heard reports from'
Marion and Roy Hughes of the!
Phillies on plans calling for bene-t
fits that ranged from $50 to $120
per month.
Although the players represented
only the big leagues, they indorsed
extension of the pension to the
minor leagues with a player’s full
service in organized baseball count
!ing in his eligibility for the fund.
Both leagues requested allotments
to cover incidental expenses during
spring training when the players
are not paid. The National men
• tioned $5 per day above room,
meals, laundry and transportation,
but the American named no sum.
Additional American League rec
ommendations called for a 30-day
post-season exhibition period, im- j
j proved clubhouse conditions and
mailing of contracts 30 days be-:
1 fore spring training starts. The
j National asked that waivers should
not be withdrawn on a player
i claimed by another major league
Such matters as players receiv
ing a portion of their sale price
and a percentage of exhibition
gates were brushed over lightly in
tl$e National.
Rollie Hemsley of the Phillies
said he thought something would
be worked out so that a player who
has been sold to another club
would be allowed a sum of “about
$500” to cover his moving expenses.
'Perfect' Game Pitched
By Philly Sandlotter
By th* Associated Press
Connors, pitcher for the Phila
delphia Robbins of the North Phila
delphia-Frankford Baseball League,
crashed the sandlqtters’ hall of fame
last night by hurling a perfect nine
inning no-hitter.
Blanking the Wissinoming Blue
Sox, 4-0, Connors struck out 19 of
the 27 men who faced him. Not
one man reached first.
Chisox Are Luring Fans
CHICAGO, July 30 (#).—'The sev-;
enth-place White Sox have drawn:
671,246 customers to Comiskey Park!
so far this season. This surpasses j
last years’ entire home attendance
mark by 10.588.
- ;
Maior Leaders
By *he A'socia'tsd Pres*
American Lcarue.
Batting—Vernon. Washington, .356;
Williams. Boston. .355
Runs—Williams. Boston. 99. Pesky,
Boston, 83.
Runs batted in—Williams, Boston,
93: York. Boston. RT.
Hits—Peskt. Boston. 3 30: Vernon,
Washington. 126.
, Doubles—Vernon. Washington. 34;
Spence. Washington. 22.
Triples—Lewis. Washington, and Ed
wards. Cleveland. 10.
Home runs—Williams. Boston, 27;
Greenberg. Del-oit, 23.
Stolen bases—Case, Cleveland, 21;
Stirnweiss. New York. 14
Pitching—Newhouser. Detroit, 20-3,
.870; Ferriss. Boston. 16-4, .800.
National League.
Batting—Hopp, Boston, .376; Walker,
Brooklyn, .370.
Runs—Musial, St. Louis, 74; Mise,
Giants, 68.
Runs batted in—Slaughter, St. Louis,
78: Walker. Brooklyn. 76.
Hits—Musial. St. Louis, 134; Walker,
Brooklyn. 125.
Doubles—Musial, St. Louis, 281 Hopp,
Boston. 22.
Triples—Musial, St. Louis, 10; Walker,
Brooklyn. 7.
Home runs—Mike, New York, 22;
Kiner, Pittsburgh. 16.
Stolen bases—Reiser, Brooklyn, 25;
Haas. Cincinnati. 14.
Pitching—Po’lett. St. Louis. 12-4,
.750; Higbe. Brooklyn. 9-:;, .760
NEW YORK.—IN NEW GAME—These three stars shift to
‘■politics” as representatives of the National League to the ma
jors’ Steering Committee meeting August 5 to discuss revisions
in player contracts. They are Marty Marion, Cardinals; Dixie
Walker, Dodgers, and Billy Herman, Braves. —AP Wirephoto.
Ex-Clubmates Harass Cards;
Ground Gained by Idle Bosox
Dy mv nuouaiva
Former St. Louis Cardinal players
and graduates of their farm system
have been responsible for a number
of defeats suffered by the Redbirds
this season and the aspirants for
the National League pennant ■will
run into some of their former mates
when they open a crucial three
game series with the pace-setting
Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field
Leo Durocher, manager of the
Brooks and a member of St. Louis'
famous 1934- "Gas House Gang.'’
has,nominated Rube Melton, who
hurled in the Cards’ chain system,
to start for the Dodgers.
Pilot Eddie Dyer of the Cards,
who trail the Dodgers by 2>- games,
has selected Southpaw Howie Pol
let, who holds three straight vic
tories Over the Brooks, to oppose
Reiser's Homer Clips Reds.
Brooklyn's Pistol Pete Reiser,
another ex-St. Louis farmhand, and
who since has been a fixture in
Durocher's outfield, figured prom
inently in the victory scored by the
leaders over Cincinnati yesterday.
iteiser smacxea an lnside-the
«ark homer in the fifth inning to
vercome a 3-1 Cincinnati lead, and
the Dodgers went on to win 7-3.
Pitcher Mort Cooper and Out
fielder Carden Gillenwater, former
Cardinals, now performing with the
Boston Braves, played important
roles in the Braves’ 2-1 win over
St. Louis under the lights at Bos
ton. Cooper fanned seven and al
lowed his former mates six hits,
while Gillenwater clouted the game
winning homer in the second in
Chicago’s third-place Cubs drew
to within four games of St. Louis
and six and a half of the Dodgers
as they nosed out the New York
Giants, 5-4, in 11 innings.
Yankees Lose Ground.
In the American League the New
York Yankees fell ll'j games back
of the idle Boston Red Sox by las
ing in 12 innings to the Chicago
White Sox, 4-3.
Detroit’s third - place Tigers
climbed to within two games of
the Yanks as Freddie Hutchinson
scattered seven hits in beating the
Philadelphia Athletics, 4-1.
Masterson, Hitchcock Sparkle
As Nats Thump Indians Twice
By Burton Hawkins
Star Staff Correspondent
ST. LOUIS, July 30.—Two ten
ants of the Nats' doghouse—Pitcher
Walter Masterson and Third Base
man Billy Hitchcock—have been
evicted. Masterson has wedged his
way back into the good graces oi
Manager Ossie Bluege with a brace
of sparkling relief chores and
Hitchcock has come off the bench
to regain a steady job.
With Hitchcock, it was 8 case
of play him or dispose of him, for
Billy was becoming increasingly an
noyed by his bench-warming at a
time when the Nats’ assorted third
basemen and shortstops—excluding
Hitchcock—were no better than even
money to get their gloves on ground
ers in their vicinity.
Hitchcock is no complacent char
acter. His Alabama ire was rising
over the treatment he was getting.
Shunted to the Nats’ dugout because
of light hitting, Hitchcock saw his
replacements—Sherry Robertson and
Cecil Travis—add nothing to Wash
: ington’s attack while messing up
games with inept defensive play.
I Bluege never has had any com
; plaint with Hitchcock's fielding. "If
i only he would hit a little." moaned
Bluege when Billy was in the throes
of a batting slump prior to being
benched, "we'd be set at third base.”
In desperation, Bluege inserted
I Hitchcock at third base yesterday
and received a pleasant sort of
shock. Billy belted a double in the
first game of a double-header at
Cleveland to produce a run as the
Nats won, 2-1, in 10 innings on the
strength of Buddy Lewis' 10th
inning homer. In the second game.!
Hitchcock contributed a double and
single, smashed across two runs and ;
scored another as the Nats walloped
the Indians, 8-4.
Masterson, who for six weeks had
failed to present the Nats a passable I
performance either as a starter or
in relief roles, suddenly emerged!
from his sad streak at Cleveland by
1 pitching three scoreless innings in j
relief Saturday and the Nats pre
sented him with a victory.
Walter went in for Rav Scar
borough in the ninth inning of the
opener yesterday, chucked two more
scoreless innings at the Indians and
picked up another triumph as Lew’is
hoisted his fifth homer of the sea
son over the right-field wall.
Two wins in three days represent!
a slice of heaven to Masterson. He!
had gone without a win since May
117. During the lapse, he was pounded
for 30 runs.
Scarborough hooked up in a
pitching duel with Charley Gass
Fans in Mad Scramble
For Yank-Sox Seats
Ry Associated Press
NEW YORK. July 30.—Eager base
ball fans stood four abreast and
In long lines around the midtown
building housing the Yankee office
yesterday to purchase reserved seats
for the three-day Yankee-Red Sox
series opening here August 9.
The league-leading Sox and run
ner-up Yanks have averaged over
59,000 customers for the five stadium
games so far.
On tap are a Friday night con
test, a Saturdav day game and a
Sunday double-header. The Yanks
will be close to the 2.000,000 mark
In home attendance by the time the
set closes.
Griffs' Records
G AB R H. 2b. 3b Hr Rbi Pet.
Vernon 89 354 63 126 34 4 7 58 .356
Spence 95 373 68 116 32- 6 12 57 .295
Torres 43 127 16 37 7 O 0 16 .291
Grace 65 252 36 73 14 3 1 17 .290
H dson 20 31 2 9 2 0 0 3 .290
Lewis :I3 364 54 100 17 10 5 30 .275
Coan 31 80 12 22 3 2 2 6 .275
Priddy 95 351 34 96 13 6 3 46 .274
Travis 92 305 29 78 12 3 1 39 .256
Evans 65 202 23 51 9 4 2 24 .262
Hlt'h'k 44 172 14 43 5 1 0 13 .260
Myatt 15 34 7 8 1 0 0 4 .235
P'rettl 20 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 .322
H'fner 20 47 3 10 0 O 0 2 .212
Binks 38 93 8 19 3 O O 9 .204
L'nard 17 44 2 900 0 6 .204
Guerra 30 54 1 11 1 1 0 1 .203
Sc’b'gh 21 27 1 5 1 0 0 1 .186
R bTn 41 145 14 23 2 2 4 12 .159
N'som 21 47 1 7 1 0 0 3 .148
Wynn 4 7 1 1 O o 0 1 .143
K nedy 15 7 0 l 0 0 0 0 .142
Early 30 83 6 11 1 0 1 6 .132
Wolff 18 32 2 3 0 0 0 0 .093
M rson 19 23 0 2 0 0 0 0 .087
Wynn 3 23 ;■ 6 IP 2 12 0
Pieretti 20 48 26 12 36*3 0 0 10
Scarb'h 21 99 41 24 8P 10 3 6 3
Haefner 20 121 47 61 137 16 1! 9 6
Leonard 17 121 28 47 121 15 7 8 5
Hudson 21 108 25 27 99 11 4 7 7
Newsom 22 125 58 85 141 , 17 11 7 9
Mast’s'n 19 77 62 45 73’* 9 2 5 6
Ken'edy 16 27 25 13 28’,* 2 0 12
Wolff . 18 94 28 43 104 14 5 4 8
Torres 3 9 3 2 7 0 0 0 0
SROSign Indicated
For S. W. Football
DALLAS. July 30 —They're al
ready standing in line for tickets ;
to Southwest Conference football
games with the season two
months away.
Member schools report the '
greatest demand in history. The
advance sale at Texas U. is 650 ;
per cent more than last year.
Business manager Ed Olle says j
100,000 want to see Texas and
Texas Ags play at Austin j
Thanksgiving Day.
Demands tor other games are
similar. The stadium hei£ seats
only 40.000.
Six Fights Arranged |
In Champions'Class
Five of the six matches in the
■‘Carnival of Champion" portion of
the boxing show to be offered Fri-i
day night in Griffith Stadium were
announced today by the Metropoli
tan Amateur Boxing Coaches Asso
ciation, sponsor of the program.
A team of Virginia amateur
champs will oppose a District team
in this section of a card that Other
wise will be comprised of 18 bouts.
Matches arranged are:
112 pounds—Johnny Arduinl 'Washing
ton* vs. Walter Rawles (Virginia).
J1R pounds—Pugsy King (Washington)
vs Clem LaCava (Virginia).
130 pounds—Joe Dunn (Washington)
vs. Jack Rollins (VirginiaV
147 pounds—John Mason (Washington
vs Pete Aldridge (Virginia'.
150 pounds—Tommy Larner (Washing -
ion) vs. Shag Jamerson (Virginia).
Chicago Gets Negro Classic
CHICAGO. July 30 (JP).—One of
the Nation's top Negro college foot
ball games, Tuskegee Institute and
Wilberforce will meet at Comiskey
Park Friday night October 11.
Capital Boys Shine for Losers
In Connie Mack's All-Star Tilt
Special Dispatch to The Star
Two youngsters from Washington.
D. C.. covered themselves with hon
ors last night's all-star sandlot
game at Shibe Park, but the No. 1
boy was Stan King, a Coolidge High
School catcher, who worked the en
tire game.
King threw out one would-be base
stealer, picked another off third,
poked two hits into the outfield,
knocked in one run and scored once.
Houston (Tex) Jones, a Coolidge
pitcher, was shifted to third for the
game and in six innings handled
three chances without a muff. He
got one bingle in three trips to the
plate, driving in a run.
The two were on the losing side,
however, as the National All-Stars,
made up of teen-agers from Wash
ington, Zanesville, Ohio; Water
bury, Conn.; Harrisburg, Pa.;
Clarksburg, W. Va.; Massing, S. C.;
Lakewood, N. J., and Elmira, Schen
ectady, Amsterdam and Brooklyn,
N. Y„ bowed to a picked squad from
Philadelphia’s Connie Mack Con
ference. The winning marker of
the 6-5 duel was forced over in the
lajt half of the ninth inning.
Tribe OKs Squatter's Riqhts
By the Associated Press
CLEVELAND, July 30.—The
Cleveland Indians gained an ;
extra outfielder today because of i
the housing shortage.
William Stengel, 56, who says
he's a cousin of Casey Stengel,
former Brooklyn Dodgers’ man
ager, moved a cot into the center
field tent at League Park which
during games houses the Indians’
15-pieoe swing band,
‘‘That’s how it is these days,”
says President Bill Veeck, “You
put up a tent and somebody
wants to live in it. This fellow |
came in to see me and said he
had been evicted. So I told him i
to get a cot and move in—a cook
stove, too, if he wants one. No,
I won’t charge him any rent.”
Stengel, a parking lot attend
ant, said he would stay on the
reservation until he found an
other place to live.
i Tony “Little Tram’’ Baker. 8-year
old Washington pitching phenom.
gave a hurling exhibition against
Del Ennis, Andy Seminick and
Hugh Mulcahy of the Philadelphia
Phils, getting two called strikes on
each before they bunted. He
tossed ’em all out at first in big
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Bogley, Thomas Score
In National Net Play
KALAMAZ&O. Mich., July 30
Gil Bogley, jr., and Gerry Thomas
of Washington, D. C., were among
the opening round survivors in the
national boys’ and juniors' tennis;
tournament as the field today
pounded Its way through the second
Bogley. playipg easily and making
his shots count, lambasted Roger
Otten of Bellevue, Ky„ 6—0. 6—3
in his debut, but Thomts had a
more rugged beginning. The latter
dropped his first set to Gren Turpin.
before getting on the beam and rid
ing home to a 4—6, 6—2, 6—1 victory'.
The first round went strictly ac
cording to form. Defending Junior
Champ Herbie Flam of Beverly Hills,
Calif., routed Malcolm Fox of Bal- 1
timore. Md.. 6—2. 6—2, while Second
seeded Buddy Behrens eliminated
John Frankenheimer, 6—4, 6—2.
Bogley was seeded No. 2 among
the boys and Top-seeded Keston
Deimling, jr., of River Forest, 111.,
drew a bye into the second round.
Championship matches in both divi
sions are scheduled Saturday.
away and had a 1-0 lead until the
eighth as a result of successive
seven-inning doubles by Hitchcock
and Evans. In the eighth, however,
the Indians manufactured the tying
run on singles by Jimmy Wasdell,
Les Fleming and Hank Edwards.
Lifted for a pinch-hitter in the
ninth after A1 Evans had socked his
third straight double, Scarborough
turned the hurling over to Master
son, w'ho did all right with Lewis’
The Nats met an old friend, Joe
Krakauskas. and treated him roughly
in the nightcap. They blasted
Krakky and Les Webber for seven
runs in the second inning with two
walks, an error, five .singles and
Hitchcock’s double. The Nats got
their other run off Bob Lemon in
the fifth when Torres reached first
on a force play, shifted to third on
Hitchcock's single and scored on
Evans’ infield out.
Early Wynn, who registered his
second victory in as many starts;
since returning from the service,
pitched home runs to Edwards and i
Lemon, but never was in trouble de
spite yielding 11 hits. He took it
easy with his comfortable lead and
poured it on only when the Indians
made threatening motions.
Mickey Haefner. who has finished
his last seven starts and won six of
them, will try for his 10th triumph
here tonight when the Nats tangle
with the Browns in the first of three
night games.
Washington’s two wins yesterday
gave the Nats eight victories in their
last 11 games and 6-3 record on
their current trip.
Nats, 2-8; Indians, 1-4
Wash AB H O A Cleve AB H O A
Grace If. 2 ft ft ft Case.If 5 11ft
Lewis,rf 3 1 3 ft C'nw y.2b 3 <i 2 1 ,
Priddy.2b 5 1 3 3 ‘ Woodlg 1 ft ft ft
Vern n.lb 6 1 1ft 1 W k icr cf 111ft
Spence.cf 5 2 5ft Berry.p .0 ft ft ft ‘
Torrevss 4 ft 4 5 ° Lemon 1 ft ft ft
H’hc k.3b 4 1 ft 2 Seerey.cf ft ft ft ft
Evans,c 4 3 4 1 Fleming 1 1 ft 0
tCoan ft ft ft ft Edw’ds.rf 6 14 1
Early.e ft ft 1 0 Becker.] b 4 ft 8 ft
Sc'rb'gh.D 2 ft ft 2 B’dr’au.ss 4 2 6 4
•Travis l ft ft ft K'ltn'r 3b 3 ft 1 3
M’st's'n.p o ft ft 1 Hegan.c 3 1 6 ft
Gas w p.p 2 ft 1 2
? Wasdell 1 1 0 ft
* Reyn'lds ft 0 ft 0
Meyer,2b 1 ft 1 0
Totals 35 9 3016 Totals 35 8 30 ]]
•B2tted for Scarborough in ninth.
’Ran for Evans in ninth.
Batted for Gassaway in eighth.
*Ran for Wasdell in eighth
IBatted for Conway in eighth.
'Batted for Seerey in eighth.
Batted for Berry in tenth
Washington ftOft ftftft 10ft 1—2
Cleveland ftftft goo 010 0—l
Runs—Lewis, Hitchcock. Woodling Er
ror—Boudreau Runs batted in—Evans.
Edwards. Lewis. Two-base hits—Spence
• 2). Evans < 3 >. Hitchcock. Home run—
Lewis Sacrifices—Lewis, Scarborough
Double plays—Scarborough to Torres to
Vernon Vernon to Evans to Vernon. Gassa
way to Boudreau to Becker, Priddy to
Torres to Vernon. Boudreau to Becker
Left on bases—Washington. 9: Cleveland.
P Base on balls—Off Scarborough. 4:
off Gassaway. 3. Struck out—By Scar
borough. 2: by Gassaway. 4: by Berry, l
by Masterson. 3. Hits—Off Gassawa^. 7
in 8 innings, off Berry. 2 in 2: off Scar
borough. 7 in 8 innings: off Masterson. 1
in 2. Hit by pitcher—Gassaway \Grace):
Masterson (Hegan). Winning pitcher—
Masterson. Losing pitcher—Berry Um
pires—Messrs. Berry, Hubbard. Time —
Wash AB.H.O. A. Cleve AB H O A
Grace.If 5 2 3ft Case.If 5 1 3 ft
Lewis.If 4 ft ft 0 C way.2b 4 ft 4 fi
Priddy.2b 5 1 3 fi C’nwav.2b 4 ft 4 fi
Vernon.lb 4 2 8 2 Flem'g.rf 3 ft 1 ft
Spence.cf 4 12ft Eaw'ds cf 411ft
Torres, ss 3 12 5 Becker. 1b 4 112 0
H’cock 3b 4 2 4ft Bou'au ss 4315
Evanr.c 4 0 3ft K trier.3b 4 2 3 3
Wynn.p 3 12 0 Hegan.c 3 11ft
Jordan.c. 2 0 1ft
•Wasdell 1 1 ft 0
Ka'kas p 1 ft 0 0
Weber.p 0 0 0 0
Lemon.p 3 10 2
Totals 30 10 27 3 3 Totals 36 11 27 17
• Batted for Jordan In ninth.
Washington 007 010 000—8
Cleveland 01ft 20ft 100—4
Runs—Grace. Priddy. Vernon. Spence
Torres (2). Hitchcock. Wynn, Edwards.
Becker. Boudreau, Lemon Errors—
Hitchcock. Fleming. Runs ba’ted in—Ed
wards. Priddy <2». Spence. Hitchcock
<2>. Evans (2). Boudreau. Wynn. Keltner.
Lemon. Two-base hits—Hitchcock. Becker.
Boudreau. Home runs—Edwards. Lemon.
Sacrifice—Lewis. Double plays—Priddy.
Torres. Vernon (2). Left on bases
Washington. 6 Cleveland. 7. Base on
balls—Off Wynn. 2; off Krakauskas. 1; off
Webber, i: off Lemon. 2. Strikeouts—By.
Wynn, 3: by Krakauskas. 1: by Lemon, 1
Hits—-Off Kraukauskas, 5 in 2xa Innings; 1
off Webber. 3 in inning: off Lemon. 2
in 61* innings. Losing pitcher—Krakaus
kas. Umpires—Messrs Berry. Hubbard.
Ruem Time—2 03 Attendance—11,162.
Triumph Over Virgin
Raises Jones' Hopes
For Go With Petro
Last year Herbie (Biff) Jones
was a sophomore in Eastern High
School. Today, the 19-year-old
southpaw Is an up-and-coming
featherweight boxer who may soon
be collecting big mQney in ring
shows here.
A winner over the experienced
Petey Virgin on Promotor Goldie
Aheam’s all-star fistic show in Grif
fith Stadium last‘night, the Biffer
now has his sights set on a bout
with Danny Petro and that's a
match that has the earmarks of a
Herbie has a bewildering lefty
style that Pete the Pure couldn't
solve last night and Virgin has
made a specialty of fighting south
paws recently. Jones also has con
dition. speed and the ability to
weather a punch. His ring general
ship is excellent. He forced the
10-round battle all the way and
the decision of Referee Charley
Reynolds and Judges Jim Sullivan
and Dr. J. E. Trigg was unamimous
in his favor. Jones weighed 125*4,
Virgin 130.
Biff's performance stole the show
from two other local boys who
fought out-of-town battlers in com
panion 10-rounders. Smuggy Hur
sey, an 18-year-old Southeast Negro,
had a difficiilt time getting the nod
over a very durable Mexioan, Nava
Esparza, and Lew Hanbury, once
a top District lightweight, made
a “'comeback" by scoring a TKO
over A1 Victoria of New York at
2:12 of the fifth. The weights:
Hursey, 148’4; Esparza. 14314 , Han
bury,'l38; Victoria, 133.
Norval Gaddis won a five-round
decision over Bob Gantt in the cur
tain-raiser before a crowd of
2,991. Gross gate was $6,436.38, net
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