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w in, Lose, or Draw
BY BURTON HAWKINS
Masterson's Triple Is Great Baseball Mistake
One of baseball’s chief charms is Its unpredictability and It never
was illustrated so aptly as with Walter Masterson at bat In the sec
ond game of Sunday’s twin bill. Two were out and the count on
Masterson, a notoriously weak nltter, reached three balls and one
.t.HVp Manaeer Ossie Bluege flashed Masterson a
8 “take” sign, which was intended to instruct Walter
to permit the next pitch to pass, hope for a fourth
ball and reach first base on a walk.
Bluege was playing percentage and the odds in
his favor were akin to whatever price would be
quoted on a diplomat using the wrong fork. Mas
terson’s batting averages through the years with
Washington have been .154, .184, .105, .158, .111, .080
and at the time he was standing at the plate his
1047 figure was .000. In six previous appearances
with a bat in his hand he had sacrificed once,
walked once and struck out four times.
"What’s the odds he doesn’t even touch the
ball?” asked a press box inhabitant when Master
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been picking up tip money betting Masterson wouldnt get a timid
foul—that he would strike out cleanly, quickly and quite expectedly.
Binks Never Bothered About Signs
Masterson missed Bluege’s “take" sign and the odds on what
followed were—'well, name your own. Masterson socked one of QJpk
Fowler’s pitches on a majestic arc. It rattled off the right-field fenc
and Masterson wound up on third base with the first triple of his
major league career. Joe Grace fetched him home with a single and
that run was the winning one for the Nats. .
Missing signals is no rarity in baseball. “George Binks was with
us for two years.” says Clark Griffith, “and henevercaught one
signal—not one. Of course, we never expected much of him along that
line from the day he reported to us. „_
“Somebody started to explain our signs to Binks, continued
Griffith, “and Binks said, ‘What do you mean by signs? They^e never
had any signs where I played ball.' “As far as Binks was concerned
Washington didn’t have any signs either. He simply ignored em.
“Binks’ failure to catch a sign cost us the penant in 1945, r
called Griffith. “He had just done a good job of blowing the game
for us at Philadelphia by forgetting to wear sun glasses, then lc»tag
a fly ball in the sun, but he could have been a hero instead of a goat
if he had caught Rick Ferrell’s hit-and-run sign when we came to bat.
Bug Losts rne caras a uame
"We had a rally going and with Binks on first Ferrell gave him
the hit-and-run sign. Binks missed it, naturally, but Rick had done
his part. He hit the ball right at the second baseman, but that
second baseman wouldn’t have been there if Binks had sprinted for
second. He would have been covering second base, Rick’s smash would
have gone through that slot—probably for a triple—but Binks didnt
get that sign and we didn’t get the pennant.”
Eddie Dyer, the St. Louis Cards* manager, inadvertently cost his
club a run last season when the Cards were playing the Phillies. Red
Schoendienst was on third base with one out and Whitey Kurowskl, a
long-ball hitter, was at bat. A long fly would have scored Schoendienst
Dyer wanted Kurowskl to hit, but a bug landed on Dyer s nose
and he brushed it off. Schoendienst saw the nose-brushing business
and lnteroreted it as the signal for a squeeze play. Schoendienst
broke for the plate with the pitch and was very much out and
exceedingly embarrassed when Kurowskl, waiting for a better pitch,
let the ball go over the plate.
Gum Chewing by Milan Got Club a Hit
Bluege laughed about Masterson becoming a fence-buster through
missing a sign, but Arch McDonald recalled an incident when John
McGraw became infuriated and fined Sammy Strang $100 for hitting a
home run. Strang had missed McGraw’s “bunt” sign
"When I was managing,” says Coach Clyde Milan of the Nats,
"I stood still in the coaching box when I wanted a hitter to take one.
They could hit when I moved around a lot. One day I had a
hit one while I was standing perfectly still and I asked him about it
" ‘You were moving, Mr. Milan,’ he said. *You moved your lip6.
"He was right. I was chewing gum.”____
Weakness offset*©*
Sullivan Boots Griffs
Into Defeat by A's;
Tigers Here Tonight
By Burton Hawkins
The Nats regretfully are learning
early that if they hope to create a
commotion in the American League
pennant fuss they’ll have to do it
with their regulars. Any time Man
ager Ossie Bluege is forced to dip
into his reserves it’s akin to reach
ing for the moon.
Sixteen times this season Bluege
has summoned pinch hitters into
action and he still hasn’t seen them
produce a hit. On six occasions his
pinch hitters have struck out, all of
which leaves the Nats in a dire pre
dicament.
When Bluege inserted Johnny
Sullivan at shortstop last night in
the ninth inning a wail arose from
a considerable portion of the 18,329
fans and when Johnny booted the
Nats out of the game and Phila
delphia into a 5-1 victory in the
11th inning the hooting became
deafening. It was the first night
game of the season here.
Mrs. Truman Attends.
Sullivan didn’t distinguish himself
in nrpspnV.p of Mrs. Harry S.
Truman. With none out and Buddy
Rosar on first as the result of a
single, Hank Majeski slapped a
double-play ball at Johnny, but it
scooted past him and Rosar went to
third as Majeski arrived safely at
first.
Rosar took second as Ray Scar
borough temporarily averted damage
by tossing out Gene Handley, but
Pitcher Phil Marchildon, former
prisoner of the Germans, punched a
single into center, scoring both run
ners.
Scarborough promptly went to
pieces. He walked Eddie Joost,
Elmer Valo and Ferris Fain and
when Luther Kneer was beckoned
to the mound his first act consisted
of walking Sam Chapman. That
four-run outburst wrecked what
had been an interesting evening.
Marchildon deserved the triumph.
He checked the Nats on seven hits
and pitched superbly, but for eight
innings Bobo Newsom gave him a
terrific tussle. Newsom was nicked
for a run in the sixth inning, when
Chapman walked, moved to second
on a sacrifice, to third on an in
field out and scored on Majeski’s
double to center.
fVio era mO in tViP
eighth, when the Nats mustered
their lone run. With one out Prank
Manusco singled to left. Sherry
Robertson batted for Newsom and
fanned, but Joe Grace lashed a sin
gle off Handley's glove. George
Case, running for Mancuso, went to
second on that hit and stole third,
scoring on Lewis’ single to left.
Scarborough eased out of a jam
in the 10th, when George Binks
drilled into a double play with one
out and the bases loaded, but Sulli
van sabotaged him in the 11th and
Scarborough folded. Sullivan was
called to duty after Mark Christ
man was lifted for Pinch-hitter
George Myatt in the eighth.
Newsom in Good Form.
Newsom produced his best pitch
ing of the year, stopping the A’s
with five hits, but the Nats re
mained shackled in a batting slump
which has seen them manufacture
only three runs in their last tnree
games.
Not calculated to aid their hitting
will be the appearance here tonight
of Hal Newhouser, who will face
the Nats in the opener of a two
game series with the Detroit Tigers.
Chick Pieretti, who toiled four in
nings on Sunday, will pitch for
Washington.
phila. AB. H. O. A. Wash. AB. H. O. A.
Joost.ss, 6 16 3 Grace,If _ 4 3 2 0
Valo.rf - 4 2 2 0 Lewis,rf 4 12 0
Pain.lb 3 18 1 Spence,cf 3 0 3 0
Chap’n.cf 3 0 10 Vernon.lb 6 0 8 2
Blnks,If_ 6 0 3 1 Travis,3b 3 14 2
Hosar.c 6 16 3 Priddy,2b 2 0 12
Maj'ki,3b 4 2 10 Chris n,ss 2 0 11
•Han'e.2b 4 0 6 2 Sull'an.ss 10 12
Mar’don.p 6 10 3 Manc’so.c 3 17 0
Evans, c 10 2 0
Newsom,p 2 112
Scar'gh.p 10 0 1
Knerr.p - 0 0 0 0
tMyatt.- 10 0 0
tease - 0 0 0 0
SRob'tson 10 0 0
Totals 39 8 33 13 Totals 33 7 33 12
•Reached first in second inning on
catcher's interference.
tFlled out to left for Christman In
eighth.
$Ran for Mancuso in eighth.
SStruclc out for Newsom in eighth.
Philadelphia _ 000 001 000 04—6
Washington "_ 000 000 010 00—1
Runs—Joost, Chapman. Rosar. Maieski.
Marchildon. Case. Error—Sullivan, Runs
batted in—Maieski, Lewis, Marchildon (2).
Fain. Chapman. Two-base hit—Majeski.
Stolen base—Blnks, Case. Sacrifices—Blnks,
Valo. Lewis. Double plays—Pain to Hand
ley; Priddy to Sullivan to Vernon. Left on
bases—Philadelphia, 13; Washington. 6.
Bases on balls—Off Marchildon. 6: off
Newson, 3; off Scarborough, 5; off Knerr.
1. Struck out—By Newsom, 7: by Mar
childon. 4: by Scarborough, 1; by Knerr, 1.
Hits—Off Newsom. 5 in eight Innings;
off Scarborough, 3 in 2H innings, off
Knerr. 0 in % inning. Hit by pitched ball
—By Marchildon (Grace). Losing Pitcher
—Scarborough. Umpires—Messrs. Weafer,
Hubbard and Berny. Attendance—18,339.
Time of game. 3:11.
Russia's Indecision Tempers
America's Olympic Outlook
By the Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA, May 13.—Were II
not for the possibility that the Rus'
sians will participate in the 1941
Olympics. Lawson Robertson woulc
be willing to predict a sweep by the
United States when the pick of the
World’s track and field athletes meel
in London next summer.
"We are far ahead of any of the
other countries,” said the 63-year-ole:
University of Pennsylvania track
mentor who has coached five Olym
pic teams and competed with three
others. He added:
"But we don’t know anything
about Russia. Prom what I have seer
of them, they should make fine ath
letes. Whether they will be properlj
organized for the Olympics or ever
whether they will compete remains
to be seen. If they do, we may fine
ourselves up against stiff competi
tion.”
The lanky Scot from Aberdeen
making it clear that he would like tc
coach the American athletes again
took a hasty look at the internation
al athletic situation, and with only e
smattering of information frorr
abroad, came up with these predic
• tions:
The United States, with a strong
array of dash men, will sweep the
100 and 200 meters, the broad anc
high jump, pole vault and hurdles
ana wui uo*c **©******© - —
the 800 meters.
In the 400 he couldn’t see/any
| body but Illinois’ Herb McKenley,
who as a citizen of Jamaica will
compete for Great Britain. He fig
ures the Swedes to be all-powerful
in the 1,500 meters, with the United
States’ Gil Dodds standing a chance
to break into the money.
As for the distance races, the
runners from the Scandinavian
countries will be the ones to beat,
in Robbie’s opinion. When it came
to the weight events, the Penn coach
declined to venture a guess.
"Good weight throwers turn up
in the stranges places," he said.
“The winners are just as likely to
come from some small country."
Grid Giants Sign Two
NEW YORK, May 13 <£>).—Chris
| Arnold Iversen, former Oregon Uni
: varsity blocking back, and Ray Pol
czynski, one-time Marquette half
back, have signed to play with the
i New York Giants of the National
'Football League.
Colts Sign Husker Back
BALTIMORE, May 13 (JP).—'The
Baltimore Colts of the All-America
Football Conference have signed
Harry (Hippity) Hopp, former Uni
versity of Nebraska fullback.
The Irishman Rolls On at Jewish Center
McNamara, 21 Years in Job, to Hold Awards Night Saturday
By Lewis F. Atchison
Never bash a policeman in the
teeth. Think how humiliated
the city fathers would be if
some visiting celebrity looked
down on a cop smiling at him
with three vacancies in the
ivories, or if an aim of the law
tried to wink at a doll with a
mouse under one eye as blank as
midnight? No, never smite an
officer on his friendly, cheerful
countenance.
It is with this thought of keep
ing their handsome young rookies
unmarked that police officials
prohibit boxing as part of their
physical training at the Jewish
Community Center. Jim Mc
Namara, who has trained every
thing but Capt. Fearless Flanni
gan's circus seals at the center,
was tellings us about it today.
The officers have to train there
because the War Department still
is usurping their gym space in
the new Municipal Center.
The broad-beamed Celt was
busier than an octopus with the
I-Jtm SkVtt, OUiVV U1C bCUVU JO
getting ready’ for its big awards
night Saturday, but Jim always
seems to find time to talk about
his favorite subject. Veteran
Washingtonians get a kick out
of visitors’ expressions when they
hear of an Irishman running a
Jewish center. But McNamara
has been there since doors opened
21 years ago. and the chances
are good he'll be there twice
again that long.
"We expect to have Bob Feller
and lots of other sports celebrities
here Saturday,” Jim said, "and
It's shaping up as one of the best
programs we’ve ever had.”
That is not hard to believe
when you know that President
Fred Kogod and Executive Di
rector Eddie Rosenblum are be
L
hind it. And it’ll be a sellout if
only the youngsters slated to re
ceive awards show up.
“We’ve just outgrown our
britches,” McNamara told us.
“We had two basket ball leagues
of our own this season, 24 teams
each, in addition to a team in the
Eastern Jewish League. We have
this place filled from 10 a.m. to
closing time and could* keep it
going full blast 24 hours a day
if we could keep going ourselves.
We really need more space.”
It was this lack of space that
forced Jim to disband the Cen
ter’s crack boxing team that sur
vived 10 years of stiff competition
without a loss. Lou Gevinson,
Boboy Goldstein, Joe Lesser, Mike
and Angy Tardugno, Irwin Co
hen, Leon Shub and Gus Mirman
were some of the stars twinkling
in the amateur fistic firmament
at the time, and no wonder the
JCC was synonymous with vic
tory.
But winning teams have been a
habit with McNamara. His Dev
Champs Crowned
At ABC Tourney
ly the Associated Press
LOS ANGELES, May 13 —Three
men and a team held the top
j titles of the 1947 American Bowl
ing Congress tournament, today.
When the rumble of the bowling
balls and the clatter of the pins
ceased at the close of the 47-day
classic yesterday, these were the
winners: Eddie and Earl Linsz
five-man team, Cleveland, with a
score of 3,032; Ed Doerr, jr., and
Len Springmeyer, St. Louis, dou
bles champs with 1356; Junie
McMahon, Chicago, who copped
the singles title with 740 and the
all-events with 1365.
itt Prep eleven lost only four
games in eight years, one of those
to a Columbia freshman team
that developed into Lou Little’s
1934 Rose Bowl winner. At the
Prep he schooled Paul Tangora,
subsequently an All-America
guard at Northwestern, Buzz
Harvey, who captained at Holy
Cross, Bill Gilbane, who cap
tained Brown .and Milt Abram
son. a star quarterback at Vir
ginia.
Jim also tutored Columbus
University’s boxing teams when
the Explorers were in the biff
ing business, and they say his
prematch pep talks were classics,
filled with dire forecasts of the
fate awaiting the athletes. But
the most surprised gent in the
audience when an Explorer lost
was McNamara.
You never know what you’ll
find at the center at any given
time because there is an ar
rangement for youngsters from
o Pflt.hnlir nr
ganizatiion; Georgetown Boys’
Club, Police Boys’ Club and other
groups to swim free of charge
and devoid of suits. Then, too,
fellows like Joe Haynes, the Chi
cago pitcher; Walt Masterson,
Bill Werber, George McQuinn
and Ossie Bluege drop in to get
themselves pounded into shape.
There was a time, too, when
Tiny Roebuck, Rudy Duesk and
other artisans of the rasslin' gilt
used the center to practice their
agoniziug “holts.” Jim was so
fascinated by it all he allowed
the late Joe Turner to persuade
him to take a fling at it. He
lasted a year or so. He didn’t
mind being slammed on his back,
or letting them walk on his
tummy, but when they stepped
an his corns, that was too much.
A man can stand only a certain
amount of indignity.
FIRST FANETTE —The Nationals’ first night game of the
season brought out Mrs. Harry Truman, wife of the Presi
dent, and a party of friends. Left to right are Mrs. Truman’s
MuUin, Walker Set
Hot Pace in Leading
Leagues in Hitting
By th# Associated Press
Outfielders Pat MOllin of Detroit
and Fred (Dixie) Walker of Brook
lyn continued to pace the major
league batsmen as the campaign
reached the end of the first month
of competition.
Walker, the 36-year-old veteran
who seems to Improve with age, fell
off a bit from his above .400 mark
last week to .397, but MuUin, who is
just returning to prewar form after
four years in the Army, has boosted
his figure to a gaudy .441.
In 17 games of which he has hit
safely in 16, MuUin has coUected 26
hits out of 59 times at bat. The 29
year-old Irishman from Trotter, Pa.,
who has driven in 10 runs, has
rapped out a majority of his hits
for extra bases. Included in his
total are 11 doubles and 5 home runs.
In 93 games last year MuUin made
onlv 13 doubles and 3 home runs.
59 Points Above Lewis.
Mullin enjoys a 59-point bulge in
the American League over Runner
up Buddy Lewis of Washington, who
is hitting .373, 17 points higher than
the .356 mark of Sophomore Bob
Dillinger of the St. Louis Browns.
The surprising George Binks of
Philadelphia is fourth with .352, fol
lowed by Luke Appling of Chicago
and Les Fleming of Cleveland. Each
is hitting .347.
Lou Boudreau, Cleveland man
ager, is not letting his managerial
duties interfere with his playing.
The sterling shortstop 1s batting .345,
seventh among the leaders. Eighth
is Ted Williams, Boston’s great slug
ger who owns a .338 mark. Hal Peck
of the Indians is ninth with .328,
followed by Hoot Evers of Detroit
and George McQuinn at .323 apiece.
Rigney of Giants Second.
Close behind Walker in the Na
tional League batting race is Billy
Rigney, the fine utility inflelder of
the New York Giants. The be
spectacled graduate of the Pacific
Coast League is hitting .389, 6 points
more than Bob Elliott of Boston with
.383. The Braves’ Tommy Holmes is
fourth with .357 and Pittsburgh’s
Frank Gustine is fifth with .342.
Rounding out the first 10 are:
Emil Verban, Philadelphia, .333; Ray
Lamanno, Cincinnati, .327; Enos
Slaughter, St. Louis, .319; John
Jorgenson, Brooklyn, .315, and Frank
Baumholtz, Cincinnati, .306.
On Trust Flies Home,
Passing Up Belmont
By the Associated Press
BALTIMORE, May 13.—E. O.
Stice’s On Trust left the scene of
his near-victory in the Preakness
and was flown home to California
yesterday, bypassing the season's
final major event for 3-year-olds,
the Belmont Stakes in New York.
On Trust was nosed out in the
Preakness by Calumet's Faultless
after leading the pack into the
stretch. He was fourth in the
Kentucky Derby.
Flying holds no novelty for the
colt, which was transported to Pim
lico from Louisville by plane. His
handlers said On Trust would be
raced at Hollywood Park and pos
sibly at Chicago later.
They gave as one reason for skip
ping the Belmont the greater dis
distance, 1% miles as compared to
11/16 miles in the Preakness,
Jax Lose Second Place
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 13
</P),—Jacksonville's Tars were rocked
out of their South Atlantic League
second-place position, just behind
♦he Columbus Redbirds, last night
by the Charleston Rebels who took
both ends of a double-header, 5-0
and 7-5.
•y th* AuocratxJ Fmi
Apprentice Donald L. West, 18
year-old native of Henderson, Ky.,
who has been one of the better riders
in action in Maryland this spring,
lost his apprentice allowance at the
conclusion of yesterday’s racing at
Havre de Grace.
West, according to his agent,
Charles Loeffler, now is the leading
“bug” rider of the Nation. Trainer
Willie Zimmerman was the first to
give West a mount as a full-hedged
rider, signing him to ride Floredna
in today’s seventh race.
Among the jockeys joining the
colony at Havre de Grace’s second
meeting is Wayne D. Wright, the
Idaho “cowboy” who long has been
an outstanding saddle artist. Wright
put on a rousing finish at the first
meeting to win the Chesapeake
Stakes aboard Mrs. M. E. Whitney’s
Bullet Proof.
Mrs. P. J. Vollmer’s Sun Elsie,
bay 2-year-old daughter of Sun
Egret and Belle Gene, was a late
scratch from yesterday’s first race
at Havre de Grace after she bucked
while on the track in the morning.
But Why Not’s capture of the Pim
lico Oaks was no surprise to Trainer
Jimmy Smith because it bore out
his predictions of last fall when
he turned the daughter of Blue
Larkspur and Be Like Mom over
to Max Hirsch with the observation:
“I think you might have next year’s
top 3-year-old fllly."
Alfred G. Vanderbilt has checked
in at Belmont Park and is studying
By the Associated Press
RICHMOND, Va„ May 13.—A
$10,000 novelty golf match, involving
the two leading specialists in each
type of golf shot, is being planned
for the Cavalier Country Club at
Virginia Beach next April, Sidney
Banks of the Cavalier Club has an
nounced.
Tom C. Utterback of Richmond,
chairman of the event, explained
that leading golf writers and experts
all over the Nation would be polled
to select the top two professional
golfers in each of six types of golf
shots, beginning with the driver and
carrying through to the putters.
Hie two six-man teams thus
selected would compete against par,
with each golfer playing only his
specialty shot when called on by a
team captain, also to be selected in
the Nation-wide poll.
For example, Sammy Snead and
Jimmy Thomson might be chosen to
hit the drives for the two teams.
After they had hit the tee shots,
the respective captains of the teams
would decide the next shot to be
played—and call on the specialist of
that shot to play the ball.
In 1937, Thomson, Jimmy Hines
Nats Give $10,000
For Mackiewicz
The Washington Nats claimed
Outfielder Felix T. Mackiewicz
from the Cleveland Indians to
day for the $10,000 waiver price.
Mackiewicz is a 6-foot-2, 200
pounder who bats and throws
right. Last year he had a .260
batting average, playing in about
half the Indians’ games. He has
been in baseball since 1941, when
he started with Wilmington, and
had several trials with the Ath
letics before sticking with the
Indians for the last two seasons.
Boy Awarded Rifle Medal
James I. Doughty, 18-year-old
Anacostia High rifle team member
has been awarded the distinguished
rifleman’s medal.
Major League Standings and Schedules
TUESDAY, MAY 13, 1947.
AMERICAN LEAGUE.
Yesterday’s Results.
Phil., 5; W’sh.,1 (11) (n).
Boston, 4; New York, 3.
Only games.
Games Today.
Detroit at Wash., 8:30.
St. Louis at New York.
Chicago at Boston.
Cleve at Phila. (n.).
Games Tomorrow.
Detroit at Wash., 8:30.
Cleveland at Phila.
St. Louis at New York.
Chicago at Boston.
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Yesterday’s Results.
Brooklyn, 8; Boston, 3.
Only game.
Games Today.
New York at St. Louis.
Boston at Chicago.
Brkln. at Cincinnati (n.).
Phila. at Pittsburgh (n.).
Games Tomorrow.
Philadelphia at Pitts.
Brkln. at Cincinnati.
Boston at Chicago.
New York at St. loula.
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West Becomes Full-Fledged
Jockey, at the Grow Today
the condition book lor opportunities
for the 27 head which Duvall
Headley took to New York from
Pimlico for him.
Racing Secretary John B. Camp
bell received a wire from Trainer
Jimmy Jones asking that Armed be
declared out of the Roseben and
the Suburban at Belmont Park.
Jones advised that the big gelding
was training too slowly to be fit for
either race.
After Stymie’s sensational three
sixteenths-mile stretch run that
brought him victory in the Belmont
Park Metropolitan. Trainer Hirsch
Jacobs remarked: “Now we are look
ing forward to the Suburban.’’
Blue Border turned In a handy
mile in 1:39% yesterday by way of
tuning for Saturday’s Withers Mile
at Belmont. Owners Choice went a
breezing half In 0:48% for the same
race, and Johnny Dimlck, another
Withers eligible, went a handy six
furlongs in 1:15%.
Winners of yesterday’s feature
races:
At Havre de Grace—Pep Well
(Calumet Farm), $12.40 (set new
track record for six furlongs of
1:10%).
At Belmont Park—Halsgal (Wood
vale Farm), $4.20.
At Suffolk Downs—Belrate (R. B.
Carroll), $8.20.
At Churchill Downs — Galloway
(Dixiana Farm), $3.20, and Balheim
(Murlogg Farm), $6.60.
At Lincoln Fields—Jack 8. L.
(Mrs. J. S. Letellier), $4J0.
Novel Golf Contest Is Planned,
With Each Pro Playing Specialty
and Horton smnn opposed d«i
Hogan, Craig Wood and Paul Run
yan at the Metropolis Club outside
New York. In that match, Thomson
and Hogan played the woods, Hines
and Wood the irons down to No. 7
and Runyan and Smith the rest.
However, the Cavalier match
would elaborate on the New York
contest, dividing the players into six
categories—drivers, wood'shot from
the fairway, long iron, short iron,
trouble shots such as those from
traps or from the deep rough or
other hazards and putters.
Utterback added that the event
likely would be held over three or
four days, with the specialists play
ing an 18 or 36 hole exhibition
against par in the novelty manner
and then competing in a regular
36-hole play tournament to deter
mine how the 810,000 prize money
would be divided.
The Cavalier course, a short par
69 layout, is regarded as ideal for
such a novelty match, since most of
the shots are a test of accuracy
rather than distance. The present
competitive course record is 63, set
by Chandler Harper of Portsmouth
in the 1946 Virginia Open.
Third Straight Victory
Scored by St. John's
St. John’s baseball team got off
to a slow start this year on return
ing to the diamond after a long lay
off, but now its’s doing okay. The
Johnnies now sport a three-game
winning streak and a record of five
wins in eight starts after tripping
Roosevelt, 16-7, yesterday.
The eventual winners never were
headed after breaking out with a
seven-run first Inning. Roosevelt’s
big frame was the seventh, during
which Pitcher Bob Shelton hit a
grand-slam homer.
Biggest upset was Bladensburg’s
1-0 win over Tech. Bob Glddens
limited the Maroons to three hits
and scored the only run in the
sixth. Eastern was the only win
ner among District public high
schools in action yesterday as it
trimmed Chamberlain, 13-2. Ral
Tobiasen’s 3-run triple featured a
7-run fourth inning.
Episcopal staged a series of late
inning rallies to come from behind
and defeat Georgetown Prep, 11-7,
at Garrett Park.
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Brooklyn and Bosox
Gain Second Place
In Leagues'Races
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Each major league got a new
runnerup tenant yesterday as Brook
lyn moved into second spot in tba
National by defeating the Boston
Braves, 8-3, at Ebbets Field and the
Boston Red Sox nipped the New
York Yankees, 4-3, at Fenway Park
to move behind Detroit in the
American.
The Dodgers made good use of 11
hits to dip the Braves, who dropped
to third place by nine percentage
points. With righthander Ralph
Branca spacing seven hits, Brooklyn
made short work of big Mort Cooper,
routing the veteran with a 4-run
fifth inning. Earl Torgeson, rookie
first sacker, continued his heavy
slugging by driving in all of the
Braves’ runs on a double and his
seventh home run of the season.
He now leads the majors with 21
runs batted in.
The game was highlighted by a
Dodger run-in with Plate Umpire
George Magerkurth in the second
frame over his ball and strike deci
sions and resulted in the clearing of
the Brooklyn bench of every one
except Manager Burt Shotton, Coach
Jake Pitler, Inflelder Cookie Lav
agetto and Pitcher Hugh Casey.
Kept in check by Spud Chandler
for seven innings, the Red Sox came *
to life in the eighth, spearing the
veteran righthander for three runs
to eke out a one-run triumph. With
New York ahead, 3-1, as a result
of home runs by George McQuinn,
1%gi Berra and Chandler himself,
the Sox got their first eighth inning
run on Rudy York’s circuit drive,
then put together singles by Bobby
Doerr and Pinch Hitter Wally Moses
plus a pair of sacrifices' and an
infield out to register two more.
The victory moved the Red Sox
into second place, 8 percentage points
ahead of the idle Cleveland Indians.
The Eastern teams in the National
League engage the Western clubs on
the letters’ home grounds today
while the Western teams begin their
invasion of the East in the American
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American U. Golf Team
Enters M.-D. Tourney
•y th» AtsociaUd Pr*u
WESTMINSTER, Md., May IS.—
Nine of the 13 eligible colleges have
entered teams for the first Mason
Dixon Conference golf tournament,
to be held at Western Maryland Col
lege Saturday.
Johns Hopkins, Loyola,-Randolph
Macon, Towson Teachers, Hampden
Sydney, Washington, Mount St.
Marys, American University and
Western Maryland will battle for
the conference crown.
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Bowie and Marlboro
In New Hands After
Directors Resign
A mass resignation of directors
left Bowie and Marlboro racetracks
in new hands today, with M. Hamp
ton Magruder, former president of
both tracks, heading the exodus of
outgoing officers. The resignations
occurred last Wednesday, but were
not announced until yesterday.
Differences between Magruder and
L. Ed O’Hara, assistant manager at
Marlboro and treasurer of Bowie,
apparently led to the break. Ma
giuder has been president of the
two tracks for 33 years. The board
of directors, including many men
well known in Southern Maryland
and long identified with political as
well as sports affairs, stood solidly
behind Magruder. Members of the
four families owning most of the
stock in the tracks stood just as
solidly behind O’Hara.
Acting Manager for Yean.
In a statement announcing the
directors’ tuition, Magruder said
O’Hara had been permitted to usurp
the authority of both the Executive
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O’Hara has been acting manager
of both places during the illness ol
Joseph Farrell, who has been hos
pitalized a year.
New officers and directors of the
two tracks are: Joseph A. Farrell
president and general manager ol
both; Mrs. Josephine O’Hara, vice
president of both; L. Ed O’Hara
treasurer of Bowie and assistant
manager of Marlboro; John W. Far
rell, secretary of Bowie and secre
tary-treasurer of Marlboro, and gen
eral counsel of the tracks.
Directors of Tracks.
Bowie directors are Joseph A,
Farrell, Mrs. O’Hara, Edward F,
Farrell, Mary A. Farrell, L. Ec
O’Hara, Helen Boyle, M. Eleanoi
Farrell, John S. Conroy, John W,
Farrell, Peter F. Condoy, jr.; How
ard Pierce and Mrs. Mary L. Conroy,
Marlboro directors are Edward F,
Farrell, John W. Farrell, Mary A.
Farrell, John S. Conroy, Howard
Pierce, Helen Boyle and two incum
bent directors, Joseph A. Farrell and
Mrs. O’Hara.
Those who resigned at Bowie in
addition to Magruder are William T
Davis, Ellis O. Middleton, James B
Barry, James A. Bean, Frank M
Hall, Dr. Guy M. Latimer, Oliver
Metzerott, Brice Bowie, Thomas N
Magruder, W. Curtis Hopkins and
Adrian P. Fisher.
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Lewis 16 69 7 22 3 0 0 9 .37:’
Newsom 46120000 .332
Brace _ 14 65 6 17 3 0 2 7 .30*
SPence 18 66 5 16 2 1 1 6 .291
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Vernon 16 63 4 18 3 1 0 8 .254
Travis- 16 60 1 15 3 0 0 2 .28C
Evans 16 48 5 12 3 0 0 0 .25*
Ct’tm’s 16 68 6 14 3 0 0 1 .241
Priddy- 16 68 3 11 2 0 0 4 .18*
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Hudson 4 19 11 9 26% 4 2 3:
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Haefner. 3 11 7 2 6% 2 0 0 !
Cary -. 1100 1 000
Perrick. 3223 7% 000
Candlnl. 2200 3 000
Harris .3762 6% 000
Pierettl 1 3 1 0 4 0 0 0
Knerr, 2822 2% 000
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