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Rain Prevents Nats' Finale With Red Sox; Play A s 2 Tomorrow
timing Jsfaf Jlpof is Washington, D. C., Monday, May 29, 1950—A—9 K** Lose; or By FRANCIS STANN Lonely Hero Jim Thorpe, universally acknowledged to be the greatest football player and all-around athlete in history, is back in town, a lonely old guy carrying a 3-foot portrait of himself and hoping that on this visit he’ll be invited to the White House to present it to President Truman. “It’s a nice picture,” Thorpe was saying In the press box at Griffith Stadium. The one-time terror of the Carlisle Indians wasn’t speaking from ego, but more as a small boy with a fistful of wild flowers to offer to his mother. “I brought it to Washington last January, when I was here last, but nobody seemed very interested.” Thorpe, who has been haunting the ball park since his arrival, goes pretty well un recognized by the present generation. Al though he played pro football until he was past 40, it’s been a long time since the big Indian was headline matter. Yesterday a young Fr*ncU radio fellow put him on the air and Thorpe prompted that it was his birthday. “Congratulations!” yapped the young man, reaching for a box of candy that is the prize for appearing on the program. Five minutes later Jim left the park with nowhere to go but to his hotel room and nothing to do until next week end, when he will play In the National Celebrities Golf Tournament at the Army-Navy Country Club. His age never was asked' and if it’s a bothersome point he’s 62 years old. Never a Figure Like Him If Thorpe isn’t readily recognized by the man on the street he’ll never be unremembered. There never was a figure quite like the burly Indian, only double winner in the Asso ciated Press’ poll last winter of the sports greats of the past 50 years. Dempsey . . . Ruth . , . Bobby Jones . . . Tilden . . . Man O’ War . . . they led in their respective fields. But Thorpe not only was voted the best football player, but also the best ath lete, because he was magnificent in track and field and far better than a fair hand at baseball, basketball and you-name-it. He never earned any important money. His Olympic Games medals, bestowed by the King of Sweden in 1912 after a flatter ing speech, were taken away from Thorpe because he’d played baseball in an obscure semiprofessional circuit. When his days as an athlete were over Jim dug a few ditches in California and had a “walk-on” in a movie, dressed Indian style, before he was rediscovered, like a precious antique. A youngster like Dick Wakefield, baseball’s Sulky Boy, probably has made more money than Thorpe ever has or will make. Thorpe was saying he didn’t expect to do much in the Celebrities Tournament. “I only play once a year or so,” he explained, “but I had a pretty good day the first time I tried the game. I shot an 80.” “An 80 on the first try?” pressed an interviewer. “Used only one club—a 2-iron,” Jim amplified. “Putted with it, too. But, of course, that was a long time ago.” On Saturday, when the Nats and Red Sox played twice, Thorpe watched with intensity as Connie Marrero, Ray Scar borough and Joe Dobson threw curve balls 90 per cent of the time. “Never saw so many,” he grunted. “Can those fellows throw hard, too?” 'I Could Always Hit a Curve' A man in the press box said, “Jim, is it true the curve ended your big league career with the New York Giants?” “Naw,” Thorpe replied. “I hit a curve all right. I didn’t have any particular trouble with any pitch.” “Well,” said the fellow, “a lot of publicity has been given to your failure to hit a curve.” “Publicity,” Jim grunted. “That’s all it was. I stayed with the Giants from 1913 to 1919, didn’t I? A lot of ball players might say that was a career.” Thorpe wasn’t a great baseball player. He may have been adequate, but that was all. But in football he knew no peer, and in track and field he was invincible. He was a guy in a million; he could play well, if not superbly, at practically any sport. Which, inevitably, inspires every interviewer to ask, “Of all the sports, which was your favorite?” “Hunting and fishing,” Jim says, “and you won’t find my name in those records books.” Delaware Park Meeting Opens; Olympia Carries 130 in Sprint Special Dispatch to The Star STANTON, Del., May 29.—Fred W. Hooper’s Olympia, winner of a number of sprint stakes this year, headed the crack field of nine hi the $10,000 Wilmington Handicap at six furlongs which featured to day's opening card of a 32-day meeting at Delaware Park. Hooper’s star, who will have Jockey Eddie Arcaro in the sad dle, drew top weight of 130 pounds as a result of victories at Garden State and Belmont Park in his last two consecutive races An off track threatened to make the weight a heavy burden. Jimmy McGee's Little Harp, s superior mudder, got in at the comparatively light weight of 112 pounds with Ira Hanford sched uled to ride, while Laran, a fair mudder who will be ridden by Ronnie Nash, got in at 111 ponds Rounding out the field were Dixiana's Fleeting Star at 116; Maine Chance Farm’s Royal Blood. 113; William G. Helis’ Dan herst, 109; C. Mahlon Kline’s Slam Bang, 108; Mrs. F. Ambrose Clark’s Tandem of Tea-Maker, 111, and Alfoxie, 108. The Brookfield Farm’s Istan j was the only scratch. Olympia won the Roseben Handicap at Bel-1 ;mont in the excellent time of 1:09 I down the Widener Course to bring! 'this year's earnings to $51,590. Fleeting Star, a Kentucky, horse who won four of his six starts j this year, shaped up as a dark horse although'the track wasn’t expected to help his chances. A son of Count Fleet-Far Star, Fleeting Star won the Churchill Down Handicap in his last start, going seven furlongs over a good track in 1:24, • Joskey .Glenn Lasswell, riding sensation of the Belmont meeting, was scheduled to make his first appearance here on' Royal Blood in the feature race. Delaware Park, one of racing's show places in this country, will run through the Fourth of July with post time daily at 2 p.m., Washington time. Both the Bal timore & Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroads will operate special trains to the track, returning after the last race. Major League Standings and Schedules MONDAY. MAY 29, 1950. AMERICAN Besults Yesterday Wash , 7: Boston, 8. Ken York, 6—5: Phila delphia. 3—6 (second came 8H innings, cur few law). _4 Detroit. 6—2; St. Louis. 2—1. _ Chicago, 2—0; Cleve land. 0—7. Carnes Today Boston at Wash., rain. Chicago at St. Louis Only games scheduled. Games Tomorrow Wash, at Phil. (2). 1:30. Boston at New York (2). Chicago at 8t. Louis (2). Cleve. at Detroit <2). NATIONAL Besults Yesterday Boston. 4: Brooklyn, 1 Phils., 6—1; New York. 2—3 (first came 11 Bt*nLoufs. 6—7: Cincin nati, 2—2. Chicago, 8—5. Pitts burgh. 0—1. Games Today Sr'kirn at N. Y.. rata, nly came scheduled. Games Tomorrow Phils, at Brooklyn (2). |t. Louis at Pitts. (2). 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No new date has been set as yet for the game called off this morn ing. Rad Nagy pitched today, Man ager Bucky Harris intended to start Conrado Marrero and Dick Weik against the A’s. Now he has a choice and it may well be Weik who will share the mound burden with Nagy inasmuch as the young fast-baller always has been impressive against the Mack men. Two games over the .500 mark as a result of yesterday’s 7-to-6 victory over the Red Sox before 12,288 spectators at Griffith Sta dium, the Nats are hopeful of closing some ground tomorrow. They are six games behind the league-leading Yankees. Mickey Harris Big Help. More and more, It begins to look as If Bucky Harris’ inspira tion to make a relief pitcher of Maurice (Mickey) Harris will pay important dividends. The Nats’ pilot is placing increasing faith m Mickey as a fireman and the southpaw is responding with a series of successful performances. Mickey rushed to the rescue of Sid Hudson in the ninth inning yesterday and protected the one run lead. All he had to do was face Ted Williams and Vern Stephens, two of the most danger ous hitters in the industry, at a time when the tying run was on second base and the winning run on first with one out. Harris whipped two quick strikes past Williams, then got him to ground to Eddie Robinson at first base, the runners ad vancing. A hit by Stephens meant the Red Sox would forge in front, but Mickey disposed of him on a routine grounder to Shortstop Sam Dente and thus Hudson won his sixth game. Hudson wasn’t pitching one of his top games, but neither was he as bad as the score would indi cate. His fielding support was shoddy, but he located a buddy in Sam Mele, who belted across four of the Nats’ runs and scored an other. Field Day for Dom. Dom Di Maggio's double and Johnny Pesky's single gave the Red Sox a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the Nats bounced back with four runs in their half of the inning when Mickey Mc Dermott loaded the bases with three walks and Mele brought ’em in with a triple. Bob Ortiz's fly to center scored Mele. McDermott’s single, Di Maggio’s first triple and Pesky’s grounder sliced Washington’s margin to 4 3 in the third, but the Nats moved into 6-3 command in the fourth when Eddie Yost walked with the bases filled and A1 Evans scored from third when Sam Dente hit into a double-play. Dente’s muff of Charley Schanz’s grounder, a second Di Maggio triple—third of tour hits for him —and Pesky’s outfield fly, cut Washington’s lead to 6-5 in the fifth and the Red Sox tied it up in the sixth when Stephens tripled and scored on Walt Dropo’s single. With one out in the seventh, Ed Stewart singled and Manager Harris signaled for a timely hit and-run. Mele delivered a long single to center, enabling Stewart to score all the way from first, and I that blow was sufficient to stop the Sox. NATS NOTES: The heroes of the game, Mele and Harris, are castoffs of the club they beat . . . Robinson supplied unassisted dou ble-plays in the first and eighth innings to choke Boston rallies . . . the win was Washington's eighth in the 12 games decided by one run. McDermott and Schanz limited the Nats to five hits but Wash ington made all of them figure in the scoring . . . Williams made the catch of the day when he, streaked in for a knee-high catch of Yost’s looper in the sixth . . ,| the victory was Hudson’s first over j the Red Sox since 1948. Boston AB. H. O. A. Wash. AB. H. O. A. DM'go.cf 5 4 6 0 Yost.3b 2 0 0 1 Pesky.3b 3 12 0 Dente.ss 3 0 12 Wlll'ms.lf 5 0 3 0 Stw'rt.rf 2 110 Stph’s.ss 5 2 13 Rbn'sn.lb 3 014 0 Dropo.lb 4 2 3 0 Mele.cf 4 2 3 0 Wright.rf 3 0 2 0 Coan.lf 10 3 0 G'd’mn.2b 4 12 1 Ortiz, rf 2 0 10 Batts,e 3 0 5 1 Kozar.2b 4 12 2 McD'mt.p 110 0 Evans.c 2 0 2 0 Schanz.p 2 0 0 0 Hudson.p 4 10 2 •Vollmer 1 0 0 0 Harris,p 0 0 0 0 Totals 38 11 24 5 Totals 27 ~5 27 *7 •Filed out for Schanz in ninth. Boston -- 102 021 000—6 Washington - 400 200 lOx—7 Runs—DiMaggio <31, Stephens. McDer mott. Schang. Dente. Stewart (2). Robin son, Mele. Kozar, Evans. Errors—Mele. Dente, (2). Runs batted in—Pesky. 43). Mele. (4), Ortiz, DiMaggio. (2). Yost. Dropo. Two-base hits—DiMaggio (2). Stephens. Sacrifice—Wright. Double plays —Robinson, (unassisted) (2), Goodman to Stephens to Dropo. Left on base— Boston, 7; Washington. 5. Base on balls— Off McDermott. 6; off Sehanz. 3; off Hud son, 3. Struck out—By Hudson. 1; by Mc Dermott. 2; by Sehanz. 3. Hits—Off Mc Dermott. 3 In 3 (none out In fourth): off Hudson, 11 in 8%: off Schanz. 2 in 5: off Harris. 0 in Winning pitcher—Hud son. (6-2): losing pitcher—Schanz (2-1). Time—2:18- Attendance—12,288. Outboard Marathon Record NORTH BERGEN, N. J.. May 29 (£*).—August Nigl, an Oceanside, N. Y., sheet metal worker, set a new record of 39.3 miles per hour in winning the 18th annual Al bany-to-New York outboard motor marathon yesterday. WASHINGTON’S GREATEST OUTBOARD BARGAIN _The New 19S0_ SPORSTER 5 H.P., formerly $4 4 A.50 $132.7$, NOW.. II® FLEETW1N, 7.5 H.P., *104-00 Duo-CIwfth __ I ®* SPEEDSTER 12 H.P., formerly *1O(|.50 $251.30. NOW I®® CASH OR TERMS S. KING FULTON, lite. 883 Maine Are. S.W. EX. 8486 I PHILLIES’ MOUND MAINSTAYS—The ’^itching feats of thqse three young Phillies’ Jiurlers, pos ing with Manager Eddie Sawyer (left), are largely responsible for the team’s surprising position at the top of the National League. They have accounted for 14 of the team’s 22 victories. With the manager are (left to right), Curt Simmons, 21, from Egypt, Pa., who has won 6 and lost 2; Bob Miller of Detroit, 3 and 0, and Robin Roberts, 23, of Springfield, 111., whose record is 6 and 2. ____ —AP. Wirephoto. Hudson Credits Monte Weaver For His Success This Season Sid Hudson, with his 6-2 record, could-be on his way to the base ball comeback of the year. If that materializes, the Nats’ like able righthander will reap im mense satisfaction, but right now he’d like to give a former Wash ington pitcher—Monte Weaver— most of the credit for transform ing him from a sore-shouldered, well-battered pitcher into a win ner. “Maybe I shouldn’t talk now,” Sid said yesterday after he had edged Boston, 7-6, with the aid of Mickey Harris’ relief pitching. “I didn’t have much on the ball and they hit me pretty well, but we won and that’s more important. Personally, though, my arm was all right—no pain—and there's a story behind that.” It was two months ago yester day when Sid, pitching an exhi bition game against Birmingham at Orlando, Fla., trudged from the mound to the dougout. He grabbed his shoulder significantly when chatting with Bucky Harris and a curious reporter who fol lowed Hudson to the clubhouse found a dejected fellow. Failed with Sidearm. “It’s the same injury I had In 1947,” moaned sid. That year Hudson quit pitching a month be fore the season ended, tried side arm pitching in 1948 and won only four games. It seemed the end of the trail for Hudson there in the clubhouse at Orlando, but outside a couple of men sunning themselves embarked on a con versation which was to alter Sid’s career. “That’s the story I'd like to tell,” Sid said yesterday. “Monte Weaver was chatting with Arch McDonald and their little talk was to give me a big lift. “As I get it from Arch, Weaver turned to him and said, ‘You know, Arch, I don’t like to interfere with other people’s business, but I think I could help Sid. He probably has dozens of people telling him what to do, though, so I guess I better forget it.* “Arch explained that I’d prob ably like to hear about anything that might help, but Monte was hesitant. ‘Tell Sid to call me if he’s interested,’ was the way Weaver put it to Arch and Arch relayed the message to me. “I was interested. I called Monte that night and he explained his case to me. Said he had been through with a sore arm, but that an Orlando doctor restored life to his arm with a series of shots. He gave me the doctor's name and the next day I visited him. Couldn’t Do Any Harm. “The doctor told me frankly that his treatments might not help, but that they couldn’t do any damage. I was desperate and took the treatments—three shots of a drug in my shoulder. He told me it was like sticking a needle in a board due to the adhesions in my shoulder and instructed me to return if I felt any soreness. I “I warmed up two days in a row and didn’t feel any pain. The third day I felt pain in two spots, returned and got two shots. That was nearly two months ago. Haven’t had a shot since and haven’t felt a bit of pain." McDonald, who has broadcast the Nats’ games for years, kept Hudson’s secret, but one night on the air he said, “I know a secret about Sid Hudson. This much I'll tell—he's going to win more games than any other Washing ton pitcher." So today Hudson is one of a handful of major league pitchers who have won six games. It all developed from a conversation be tween a sportscaster and a for mer Washington pitcher who is now an awning manufacturer. The physician and Hudson took it from there. —HAWKINS. W.-L. Eight Rowing In Title Defense Spatial Dispatch to Th» Star < PRINCETON, N. J„ May 29.— Washington-Lee High School of Arlington, Va., defending eight oared champion, and 21 other schools arrived here yesterday and today for the 16th annual American championships of the National Schoolboy Rowing As sociation. The races gets under way with trials on Lake Carne gie today. Finals are set for tomorrow. Altogether, eight cnampion ships are at stake—all over the 1-mile course—but the big event is the eight-oared race. Charlie Butt's “Cinderella” crew from W.-L. rocked the schoolboy boat world by winning last year on the Detroit River. Titles also will be decided in junior (under 18) eight-oared, senior and junior four-oared and single and double sculls. Hill Prince Won't Be Sent Into Memorial Day Race ky the Aisociated Preu NEW YORK. May 29.—Hill Prince, leading candidate for 3 year-old honors, will munch oats and take it easy tomorrow in stead of going out for new laurels. Trainer Casey Hayes said yes terday he had changed his mind about entering the Preakness winner in one of two rich Me morial Day events—the Suburban Handicap at Belmont or the Jer sey Stakes at Garden State. Hill Prince has been too busy this spring and doesn’t need the race, said Hayes, who himself has been suffering from a cold and fatigue for the last few days. Hayes said nothing is wrong with the Prince, who will be pointed to the Belmont Stakes June 10. Major Leaders AMERICAN LEAGUE. Ph?fflT.Do$i-8.cleveland' 42: L«hn"' Runs—Di Maggio. and Stephens. Bos ton, .37. Runs batted in—Stephen!. Boston. 43; Williams, Boston. 39 Hits—Di Maggio, Boston. 82; Stephens. Boston. 50 Doubles — Kell, Detroit. 12; Wertz. Detroit. 11. Home runs—Williams, Boston. 11; Dropo. Boston. 10. Stolen bases—Dillinger. Philadelphia. 6: DI Maggio. Boston, and Doby. Cleve land 4. Strikeouts—Reynolds. New York, 42; Lemon. Cleveland. 35. Pitching—Byrne. New York, 4—1 (.800); Hudson. Washington. «—2 (.750). - NATIONAL LEAGUE. Batting—Musial. St. Louis. .442; Hopp. Pittsburgh. .371. Runs—Jones, Philadelphia, and Gla viano. St. Louis. 30. Runs batted in—Sauer. Chicago. 30; Westlake. Pittsburgh, 20. Hits-—Musial. St. Louis. 53; Jethroe. Boston, and Robinson. Brooklyn. 45. Doubles—-Musial. St. Louis. 15; Robin son. Brooklyn. 14. Home runs—Kiner. Pittsburgh; Gordon. Boston; Palko. Chicago, and Jones. Phila delphia, 8. Stolen bases—Jethroe. Boston; Terwll ltger. Chicago; Reese and Snider, Brook lyn. 5. Strikeouts — Roberts, Philadelphia. 47; Spahn. Boston. 42. Pitching—Rush. Chicago, fl—1 t.867): Bankhead, Brooklyn. 4—l (.800). Washington’s Top Sportscaster... J!M GIBBONS with the lateit— ■ I_I News & Sports J:45 A.M. Monday thru Saturday Sports Review 615 p m. j Monday thru Friday DIAL WMAL 630 I Griffs' Records Batting. „ AB R. H. 2b. 3b Hr Rbi Pet Pearct_ 1 o 1 0 u ti u l ofio Mele-78 Id 29 5 2 2 18 .372 Yost _126 18 38 7 0 5 18 .302 i Stewart 96 14 29 3 3 0 9 .302 [Haynes 10 1 3 2 1 0 1 .300 INoren .... 67 11 18 1 2 2 9 ,269 Hudson* . 26 2 7 0 1 0 6 .269 Combs .... 45 6 12 1 0 0 4 .267 Coan _ 94 17 25 4 1 5 16 .366 Ortts 40 '3 10 1 1 0 7 .25o Gfasso 37 5 9 2 0 0 4 243 Robertson 25 4 6 1 0 0 1 .240 Evans 86 8 20 1 1 2 12 .233 Dente ._ 141 15 32 3 . 1 O 14 .227 Robinson .122 19 27 4 2 ! 13 221 [Harris _ 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 .200 [Weik _ 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 .200 I Kozar 61 7 10 1 0 0 2 .196 Marrero_12 1 2 1 0 6 1 .167 Nagy . _ 12 2 2 0 0 1 2 .167 'Hittle 9 0 1 000 1 111 Scarb'roueh 20 2 2 1 0 0 0 .100 Okrie o o o 0 o 0 o .ooo Welteroth.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Pitching. Ip H Bb. 8o. Gs. Cr W. L Marrero _ 34 30 5 18 3 1 2 0 Hudson_ 66 63 28 17 8 5' 6 2 Nagy _ 32 40 15 6 ft 2 2 1 Hittle _ 30 33 11 7 2 1 2 2 Harris 19 12 8 11 O 0 l 1 Scarborough 58 62 22 24 8 * 3 5 Haynes_ 23 35 8 3 4 0 1 3 Weik _ 28 23 27 16 4 1 1 3 Pearce ...783 2 0000 Welteroth_ 21200000 Pittsburgh in Shakeup After 6 Losses in Row •y th# Associated Pr#s* PITTSBURGH, May 29.—The victory-starved Pittsburgh Pirates today summoned Outfielder Dave Bell from Indianapolis in return for Tom Saffell and released Out fielder Marv Rickert to the Chi cago White Sox. The shakeup came on the heels of a six-game victory drought for the Pirates. Three of those games have been shutouts. Bell will play in a twin bill against the St. Louis Cardinals tomorrow. The 21-year-old stand out has been batting .385. Outfielder Saffell replaces him at Indianapolis on a 24-hour re call basis. Rickert goes to the White Sox on a waiver claim. Rickert, 29, was bought last winter by the Pirates from the Boston Braves for a reported $30,000. Rickert has been used spar ingly by the Pirates this session with 18 appearances at the plate and a .167 percentage. Ability to Profit by Errors Puts Phillies at Top in N. L (Box Scores on Next PageJ By Joe Reichler Anooot*o Pr»*i Sport! Wrttof Make one mistake against those ftghtin’ Phillies and it's your fin ish. Ask the harried Leo Durocher or any of his luckless New York Giants. They'll tell you they should have won all four week end games from Eddie Sawyer's whiz kids. But the boys from Philadelphia won three to New York's one. As a result the young and eager Phillies wrested the National League lead from the Brooklyn Dodgers. Deadlocked before yes terday's games, the Phils divided : a pair with the Giants while Bos ton was beating the Brooks. 4-1. | The Phils thus took undisputed possession of first place by half a game. i As in the victories Friday and Saturday, the Phils won yester i day's 11-inning 5-2 opener be-j cause they were quick to take ad vantage of a lapse by the opposi tion. Primarily because they played errorless ball, the Giants won the nightcap. 3-1. to end a seven-game losing skein. An Error. Then Doom. An error by Outfielder Don Mueller set up the Phils' winning runs yesterday. A1 Dark messed up a double-play ball Saturday and the Phils went to score six unearned runs. Eddie Stankv fumbled a grounder Friday and the Phils followed with a double and fly ball to win a 3-2 decision. The score was tied. 2-2. as the Phils came to bat in yesterday s 11th inning. Dick Sisler walked to become the first Phillies- base runner since Andy Hansen re placed Clint Hartung in the seventh. Dick Whitman singled to right. When Mueller let the ball get away from him, Sisler scored the winning run and Whit man raced to third. The two-base error undoubtedly unnerved Han sen, who promptly threw a home run ball to Mike Goliat for two clinching1 runs. Jim Konstanty, the National League s version of Joe Page, gave the Giants only one hit in five scoreless relief innings to register his third victory. Dave Koslo became the first New York huiler to win since May 20 when he bested Ken Heintzleman with a six-hit performance. A two-run single by Whitey Lock man in the sixth and a hit by Stanky that brought in Lockman in the eighth produced the Giant runs. Detroit shaved the Yankees’ American League lead to two games by whipping the Browns twice, 6-2 and 2-1, while the Ath letics were halving a twin bill with the champions. The A’s came up with four runs in their final in ning to win the second game 6-5 after New York had won the open er, 6-3. The Indians and White Sox swapped shutouts, Steve Gromek blanking Chicago, 7-0, after Bill Wight had stifled Cleveland, 2-0, in the opener. Home Runs Help Cards. Chicago's Cubs took both ends of a doubleheader from Pitts-! burgh, 6-0 and 5-1, to sweep their four-game series. The third-place Cardinals whipped the Cincinnati Reds twice, 6-2 and 7-2, to climb 1 within a game and a half of the 1 top. The home run played a big role for the Cards. After four-baggers by Tommy Glaviano and Enoa Slaughter had been instrumental in winning the opener. Catcher Joe Garagiola hit a grand slam homer off Ewell Blackwell in the first inning to give the Cards more than they needed to win the sec ond game. Southpaws A1 Brazle and Max Lanier each won his third game for St. Louis. Chicago Pitchers Johnny Schmitz and Bob Rush turned in good jobs holding the punchless Pirates to one run in 18 Innings. Schmitz had one of those days a pitcher dreams about The slen der southpaw not only blanked the Bucs on five hits, but walloped a double and single to drive In four runs Home runs by Hank Hauer, Wayne rerwilligei and Bob Bor kowski helped Rush to his sixth success against one loss. Warren Spahn and Bob Elliott combined their talents to down the Dodgers. Spahn permitted only five hits for his sixth victory. Elliott drove in all four Boston runs with a home run and two single. Fred Hutchinson and Dizzy Trout pitched the Tigers to their double victory over the Browns. Trout quit the bullpep to hurl a five-hitter in his first start. It was his first single that scored Bob Swift with the run that proved the margin of victory in the second game. Vic Wertz batted in three runs with a homer and two singles in the opener. Joe Page was both hero and goat for the Yankees. The sterling relief hurler pitched two hitlesa innings to protect a lead for Vic Raschi in the first game. He waz blasted for home runs by Pinch Hitter Billy Hitchcock and Bob Dillinger to blow a three-run lead for Starter Fred Sanford in the nightcap. The second game was halted after 6*2 innings because of the Pennsylvania Sunday curfew law that forbids play after 6:59 pm., local time. Hagerstown Racing To Open Tomorrow Special Dispatch to Th« Star HAGERSTOWN. Md.. May 29 — The Hagerstown Fair Association is ready for the 11-day meeting opening here tomorrow and with numerous horsemen from Virginia and Maryland, either on the grounds or scheduled to van in horses during the meeting, there will be no lack of competition. Hagerstown officials were en couraged by reports that Pimlico had a daily wagering average of $728,414 during its 21-day meeting which closed Saturday, despite opposition from New Jersey. Pim lico's record was better than the $725,548 average at Laurel and the $691,632 record at Havre da Grace. Colts Sign 36th Player BALTIMORE, May 29 The Baltimore Colts have added Alan Craig Neveux. 200-pound Univer sity of Houston quarterback, to their National Football League roster. The 22-year-old rookie is the 36th player to come to terms for the 1950 season. * Wherever you intend buying your new cor, vou owe it to yourself to get the facts at Steuart Motors first! You save the middleman's profit. No hidden expenses packed in. Excess profits are entirely eliminated . . . and you save money! BIG money!