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Washington, D. C., Wednesday, August 23,1950. ** A—15
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Jim Corbett Greatest of Boxers
NEW YORK, Aug. 23.—They were talking about the ring’s
best boxers. A bunch of old-time fight writers and old-time
fighters, they listed Joe Gans, Sam Langford, Jack Blackburn,
Gene Tunney, Joe Louis, Tommy Loughran, Packy McFarland,
Benny Leonard, Jimmy Slattery and a few
others. Also, they naturally named Jim
Corbett as one of the best. I’ll take a chance
and pick Corbett as the best boxer of all
Here’s one of many reasons: Just a short
while before Tunney met Jack Dempsey for
the title, Corbett had written a book called
“The Roar of the Crowd.” Jim was looking
for some publicity to tie up with the book.
Tunney at the same time was looking for
publicity that would help him nail down a
Dempsey fight. Gene was just finishing a
long campaign in preparation for the cham
Grantund Bi«. pionship fight. 8o Jack Eaton and your cor
respondent got the idea of using Corbett and Tunney in a one
reeler in our movie sports-reel series.
Both agreed. The meeting was to be only two rounds
at two minutes each. The only outsider permitted to see the
boxing duel was Frank Craven, the late and always brilliant
actor. Corbett then was 83 years old; Tunney around 25.
Gene was dressed in full ring costume, but Corbett asked
permission to wear long white trousers.
He Worried About His Thin Gams
“My legs aren’t what they used to be,” Gentleman Jim ex
plained. “They have thinned out a lot. I don’t want the old
gang around the Olympic Club in San Francisco to note the
In addition to his 63 years, Corbett had a cold. Tunney
admitted later that he had never faced any one with so much
boxing skill. Jim would feint with his left and then lead with
his left. Or he would feint with his left two or three times and
then call on his right. Old Jim had an amazing repertoire.
“I used the feint,” Corbett said, “both on attack and defense.
Most boxers now use it only in defense—to make you miss.
The feint is a wonderful attacking device.” It was not only
the various uses Corbett had for his feinting, but also the
speed of his hands at 63, that surprised Tunney. Naturally,
Gene wasn’t out to show Corbett up, or to make it too rough.
But Corbett kept Tunney busy enough throughout those four
And Tunney that afternoon was at his peak as a boxer
one of the all-time best.
“They always said I was a boxer who couldn’t punch,”
Gentleman Jim said one day.
Learned It Didn t Pay to Slug
"I could puneh more than hard enough. But there were
two fights that I won by knockouts. In both, I hurt my hands.
So I got to thinking. I knew I could outbox any one around
then by a wide margin. So I decided to save my hands and
win decisions. A good boxer can last much longer than a good
slugger. In the first place, he can save himself from punishment.
Especially to his hands. In the second place, he can concen
trate on one detail in place of two."
This was about 25 yean ago. But even t|)*n Corbett was
severely critical of the way all fighters that far back trained.
All except Tunney, who studied the game intelligently—who
worked, studied the effect of many punches—and who also
kept himself in marvelous condition for the five years needed
to reach and hold his goal.
"Dempsey can’t relax,” Corbett said at the time. "Jack
goes out for the quick kill. He puts everything he has into
his earlier assaults. Dempsey has the finest competitive spirit
I’ve ever seen. Tunney is the coolest man in the ring I’ve ever
seen. Here are two great fighters who are almost the opposite
in everything they do. Dempsey is 99 per cent attack—Tunney
at least 80 per cent defense. But don’t think Tunney can’t
hurt you!”
When you think of fighters like Corbett, Dempsey and Tun
ney—and Joe Louis in his prime—and them take a gander at
the heavyweights plying their trade today, you wonder how
such a change could take place without direct use of both an
A-bomb and an H-bomb.
(North American Newspaper Alliance)
35 Russians Are Competing
In Track Meet in Belgium
•y the Associated Pros*
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Aug. 23.
—-Dozens of marathon runners
from 23 countries opened the five
day European track championships
before a 70,000 crowd in Heysel
Stadium today.
The long distance runners took
off in the first event following
ceremonies at the miniature Olym
pics. Prince Royal Baudouin was
scheduled to make his first public
appearance since becoming ruler.
Chief interest centered about the
35 Russian athletes—19 men and
16 women—who are making a rare
appearance in Western Europe.
Other events on today’s sched
ule were the Javelin, shot put, hop
step and jump and qualifying
heats in other events.
Hollywood. 4; 8an Pranclsco. 3.
San Diego. 5: Sacramento, 4.
Log Angeles. 4: Oakland. 2.
Seattle at Portland, postponed, rain.
Atlanta. 4: Mobile, 3.
Birmingham, 3; New Orleans, 2.
Little Rock. 13; Chattanooga, 3.
Memphis. 4: Nashville, 3.
Major Leaders
ly the Associated Press
American Lean*.
Battin*—Goodman, Boston. .861: Kell,
Detroit. .361.
Runs—Stephens, Boston, 108; Di Mag
gio, Boston. 103.
Runs batted in—Stephens. Boston. 120;
Dropo. Boston. 113.
_ Hits—Kell, Detroit, 166; Riasuto, New
xOrK, 152.
Doubles—Kell, Detroit. S4: Stephens.
Boston: Wert* and Brers. Detroit, and
Rlssuto. New York. 28.
Newport"p0*”’ Bo,ton• *nd Woodling,
Home Runs—Rosen. Cleveland. 33;
Stephens and Dropo. Boston. 37.
Stolen bases—Di Maggie. Boston. 12;
Rlssuto, New York, and Valo. Phtladel
Dnla. b,
..JFjrl|tS>uti^Lemon. Cleveland, 122; Rey
nolds. New York. 122.
Pitching—'Trout, Detroit. 11-2. .846;
Wynn. Cleveland. 14-6. .737.
National Leasee.
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Triples — Ashburn. Philadelphia. 12:
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Stolen bases—Jethroe. Boston. 29; Tor
Boston, and Snider. Brooklyn 11
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Ma^^^rV; l^lcat7086. ^ 313;
Major League Standings and Schedules
Basalts Yesterday.
Cleve.. 6: Wash.. 1.
New York. 13: Det.. «.
Boston, 9; St. L.. 6.
Ail. at Phlla., rain.
Games Today.
Cltre. at Wash.. 8:30.
Det. at New York
«t. Louis at Boston.
Chi. at Phils. 12) (t.-n.).
Games Temorrow.
Cleve. at Wash.. 8:30.
Det at New York.
St. Louis at Boston.
Only games scheduled.
Ees.! » Yesterday.
N. Y.. 0: Chicago. 5.
Bklyn.. 10; Pitts.. 8.
Boston, 5; St. L.. 1.
nils.. 4: Clnci.. 3.
Games Today.
Bklyn. at Pitts, (n.l.
New York at Chicago.
Phlla- at Clnci.
Boston at St. L. <n.).
Games Tomorrow.
Phils, at Pitts.
Bklyn. st Clnci. <n.).
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Boston at Chicago.
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Golf 'Rookies' Battle
For Survival Today
In Amateur Tourney
By th« Associated Press
crop of youngsters, products of
the country’s widespread junior
golf program, is moving in for a
kill at the National Amateur golf
championship at the Minneapolis
Golf Club.
Seldom in the 50-year-history of
the tournament has so much
young blood flowed past the haz
ardous first two days of play and
into the third and fourth rounds.
Two 18-hole trips today will
reduce the field, originally 210, to
16 hardy survivors. Whether many
of the "rookies” will be around by
nightfall is conjectural—but un
doubtedly some of them will.
Veterans Remaining in Race.
Still in the race for amateur
golf’s greatest honor are such old
hands as Toledo’s Frank Strana
han, determined to add a “little
slam’' after winning the British
Amateur this season; defending
Champion Charlie Coe of Okla
homa City, and Dick Chapman of
Pinehurst, N. C., and Willie
Turnesa of White Plains, N. Y.,
former winners.
Don Schumacher of Dallas. Tex.,
eliminated the 1946 champion,
Ted Bishop of Weston. Mass., 2
up in yesterday’s second round.
One of the youngsters still in
the running is 15-year-old Don
Bisplinghoff of Orlando, Fla., high
school, who went to the semi
finals of the USGA junior meet
at Denver recently.
Othfrs, whose ages reach into
the early 20s, participated in such
meets as the USGA-junior, the
National Junior Chamber of Com
merce meet, the National Caddie
tourney, the Western Golf Asso
ciation Junior Open, and the
Hearst National.
Foremost among the newcomers
are Gene Littler, the Jaycee 1948
champion from Seattle, and 21
year-old Gerald Kesselring of
Kitchener, Ontario. Canada.
Lopsided Truimph.
Kesselring. fresh from taking
the Canadian Junior crown, scored
the most lopsided triumph of the
tournament yesterday with a
9-and-8 second-round decision
over Russ Brothers of Nashville,
Littler, a 20-year-old clothing
merchandiser whose most recent
victory was in the Tucson Invita
tional, has had to play only 26
holes in trouncing two opponents.
Among others in the kid contin
gent are Bud Holscher, 19, of Pa
cific Palisades, Calif.: Dow Fin
sterwald, 20, Ohio University stu
dent from Parkersburg, W. Va.;
A1 Mengeft, Spokane, Wash., and
Tom Veech of Milwaukee, Notre
Dame star.
In 64 matches yesterday, 18
were decided either on the last
green or extra holes. Stranahan
was among those pressed, taking
Jim McHale of Philadelphia 1 up
in the day’s feature.
Stranahan Now Favorite.
The victory moved Stranahan
into the favorite’s role. His match
against McHale was a see-saw af
fair all the way and it took a
rally late on the back nine to win.
He scored his 1 up victory by tak
ing the 16th and 17th and halving
the 18th.
The two were all even after the
first nine, with McHale pulling
ahead on the 15th. However, he
chipped short on the 16th, where
Stranahan drew even with a par
3, and poor putting on the 17th
allowed the Toledoan to go ahead.
Turnesa, the 1938 and 1948
titlist, had it easier beating Dick
Allman of Philmont, Pa., 3 and 2.
He was away winging on the front
nine with a 2-under-par 33 for a
6-up lead, but ran into a bad
streak of driving on the back nine
that cut into his margin.
Outstanding matches in today’s
third round includes Stranahan
against Bill Mawhinney of Van
couver, British Columbia, the 1950
Canadian Amateur champion, and
Fred Wampler of Purdue, the na
tional intercollegiate king, against
experienced Red Adams of Chi
cago, former Canadian titlist.
Kellerman Eliminated;
Donohue Wins His Match
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 23 (&).—
Karl ,Kellerman of Chevy Chase,
Md., was eliminated in the second
round of the National Amateur
golf tournament yesterday by
John Selby, New Orleans, 5 and 4.
Kellerman went over par fairly
consistently, while Selby matched
the standard on most holes. Selby
led, X up, at the turn, and won
the 11th, 12th and 13th and
halved the 14th for his victory
Kellerman went out in 39, 5
over par, and was 3 more over
par on the back nine when the
match ended.
In another match yesterday,
John J. Donohue, Sioux City,
Iowa, former captain of the
Georgetown University golf team,
defeated Henry Ernst of Minne
apolis, 5 and 3. Today he meets
Tom Veech of Milwaukee in his
first match.
Dallas Gets 1952 Open,
Amateur in Seattle
By the Associated Press
United States Golf Association has
announced that the 1952 Open
championships would be played at
the Northwood Club, in Dallas,
Tex., and the Amateur that year
would be played at the Seattle
(Wash.) Golf Club.
The 1951 Open will be played at
Detroit and the Amateur at Beth
lehem, Pa.
Fort Carroll Victor
Fcirt Carroll defeated Naval Re
search, 9-1, in a Fort Greble Soft
ball League game yesterday.
Syracuse. 6—1: Jersey City, 4—7.
Rochester. 7: Toronto. 8.
Montreal, 13: Buffalo, 4.
Sprincfield at Baltimore, postponed,
YOUNG GOLFER IN NATIONAL AMATEUR—Fifteen-year-old Don BisplingholT of Orlando, Fla.,
one of the youngsters showing well in the National Amateur golf - championship at Minneapolis,
receives congratulations and kisses from his sisters, Jean (left) and. Mary, after his 1-up victory
yesterday over Hobart Manley of Savannah, Ga., made him one of the favorites with the gal
leries. —AP Wirephoto.
Budge Patty and Flam
Outrank Davis Cup
Pair in Seedings
By th« Auociatad Pr»»»
NEW YORK; Aug. 23.—Budge
Patty of Los Angeles, the Wimble
don champion, was seeded No. 1
today among American players
for the National Tennis Cham
pionships starting Monday at
Forest Hills.
There was a surprise when Herb
Flam, also of Los Angeles, was
seeded No. 2 ahead of two Davis
Cup players, Oardnar Mulloy of
Miami and Tom Brown of San
Francisco. Mulloy was seeded
third and Brown fourth.
Another eye-lifter was the fact
that Gussie Moran of Santa Mon
ica, Calif., was not among the
six seeded in the women’s division,
headed by Mrs. Margaret Osborne
du Pont of Wilmington, Del.
Later during the draw for first
round matches, it was announced
the committee had received a tel
egram from Miss Moran saying
she would not be able to play.
Bobby Riggs, head of the pro
fessional tennis troupe, has an
nounced a press conference for
tomorrow at which it is believed
he might announce that Miss
Moran is turning pro. In that
case, she would got be eligible
for the nationals.
Other domestic seedings in the
men’s ranks were:
Vic Siexas, Philadelphia. 5; Art
Larsen, San Leandro, Calif., 6:
Earl Cochell, Los Angeles, 7;
Dick Savitt, Orange, N. J., 8;
Billy Talbert New York and an
other Davis Cupper, 9; Jim Brink,
Seattle, 10 , and Sam Match, San
Francisco, 11.
Frank Sedgman of Australia was
top-seeded among the foreign
stars. Jaroslav Drobny of Egypt
was No. 2. and John Bromwich,
Australia, No. 3.
Snead Seeks Fourth Title
In Canadian Open Golf
By tht Attociattd Pr»»i
MONTREAL, Aug. 22.—Sam
Snead, leading money winner
among United States pros, will
head the record field opening play
here tomorrow in the Canadian
Open Golf championship. Snead
will be seeking his fourth title.
He is the only man who has won
the crown more than once.
Big Jim Ferrier, transplanted
Australian now registering out of
San Francisco, will be another
of the top favorites. He is former
PGA champion.
Other American entries include
Ed Furgol of Royal Oak, Mich.;
Marty Furgol of New York, Jim
Turnesa of Briarcilff, N. Y„ Fred
Haas of New Orleans and Jerry
Barber of Philadelphia.
Nats Will Be Instructors
At Montgomery Clinic
Mickey Vernon, dene Bearden
and Sam Mele of the Nats, and
Sam Rice, Washington outfielder
when they won the pennant in
1924-5, will appear as guest in
structors August 26 at the Mont
gomery County baseball clinic
under the sponsorship of the
Montgomery County Record
Bet.hesda Journal.
Classes, held Wednesday at 6:45
p.m. and Saturday at 9:30 a.m.,
began last month under the co
sponsorship of the Maryland-Na
tional Capital Park and Planning
Commisison and the Community
Arts Co-op.
The players are scheduled to
appear at the clinic at the Beach
Drive Shelter House in Rock
Creek Park south of the East
West Highway at 10:30 a.m.
Several Openings
■ Available for
4461 Conn. Avo. N.W.
Coll Mr. Ntwmon
After 5 P.M., EM. 8100
Del Ennis, Slugging Outfielder,
Cost Phillies Only Subway Fare
League s RBI Leader
Is Home Run Hitter,
Standout on Defense
ly th* Aueciat*d Priu
how much it cost the Phillies to
sign Del Ennis, their star outfield
er, is a moot question. Some say
8V3 cents, others 10 cents.
The argument hinges on
whether the husky graduate of
Philadelphia’s Olney High School
purchased subway fare tokens at
three for a quarter or paid 10 cents
in cash for the trip to the Phillies’
office to sign his contract in 1942.
Del, himself, doesn’t recall, of
Actually, it cost the club, then
owned by Bill Cox, a few cents
more. Scout Jocko Collins spent
several more nickles for telephones
and subway rides to North Phila
delphia in his successful effort to
persuade Ennis he should play for
the Phillies.
But whatever the cost, it was
mighty small in comparison with
the thousands of dollars paid out
later in bemuses to promising tal
ent. The Phillies themselves wrote
out a $65,000 check in order to get
their star southpaw pitcher, Curt
His Homers Always a Threat.
From the time be climbed out of
a Navy uniform in 1946 and
stepped into the Phillies lineup
without the benefit of spring
training, Ennis has been little
short of sensational.
His batting average never has
matched that of such sluggers as
Stan Musial and Ted Williams,
but it always has been in the
neighborhood of .300. And you
can be sure if the Phillies repre
sent the National League in the
World Series, the American League
pitchers will treat Delmer Ennis
with respect.
His home run belts are always a
threat and right now he is leading
the league in runs batted in. And
he is not far back of Ralph Kiner
of the Pirates in home runs.
The 1950 season may not be
Ennis’ best from the standpoint
of batting average, for he hit at
a .313 clip in 1946, his rookie year.
But he’s almost certain to top his
best performances in runs batted
in and home runs. Last year he
drove in 110 runs and the year
before he hit 30 hotne runs. In1
1949 he had 26 homers.
Also a Defensive Standout.
Defensively, he is one of the
best in the league. Base runners
know it is not wise to take any
liberties when Ennis is in posses
sion of the ball, whether it be in
right or left field.
Manager Eddie Sawyer uses his
ace in either field, with equal suc
cess. depending on whether Dick
Sisler is in the lineup. If Sisler
plays, Ennis is posted in right.
When Sisler is on the bench, Del
shifts over the left, with the vet
eran Bill Nichdlson usually oc
cupying right field.
It makes no difference to En
nis, a right-handed batter, whether
he is facing a left-handed or
right-handed pitcher. He treats
them all alike—roughly.
Griffs' Records
AB. R. H. 2b. 3b. Hr. RbL Pet
Noren— 378 88 116 19 8 8 71 .304
Mele ... 319 40 96 13 6 10 73 .301
Orauo . 123 22 37 2 1 1 10 .301
Michael* 369 61 108 10 0 6 46 .293
Yoat ... 4.33 81 126 17 2 9 43 .291
Harri*.. 14 2 4 0 0 0 3 .286
Pearce.. 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 .286
Vernon.. 282 38 79 12 1 4 46 .280
Robertson 111 19 31 3 3 2 16 .279
Coan 218 34 67 9 3 6 36 .261
Stewart. 300 33 76 10 6 3 30 .263
Dente _ 438 40 101 13 4 0 43 .231
Oetrowski 166 22 36 3 1 6 21 .231
Evans .. 269 23 69 6 3 2 28 .219
Haynes.. 24 1 6 2 1 0 1 .208
Hudson 68 6 14 0 1 0 9 .206
Singleton 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 .200
Consuegra 27 6 6 0 0 0 4 .185
Sima... 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 .167
Okrle ._ 60 10000 .167
Bearden. 26 2 4 1 1 0 1 .160
Marrero.. 44 8 6 1 6 0 3 .136
Kuzava.. 49 8 6 0 0 1 4 .102
Ip. H. Bb. So. Gs. Cg. W. L.
Pearce _ 40 41 31 13 2 0 1 0
Haynes _ 60 87 32 10 6 O 6 3
Consuegra 81 89 42 19 11 6 5 4
Hudson _184 197 74 69 23 13 11 10
Sima - 41 49 17 12 6 1 2 2
Kuzava _146 144 80 73 16 7 7 '8
Harris_ 74 58 34 30 0 0 6 6
Marrero _124 130 40 54 16 7 6 8
81ngleton .. 24 23 10 10 1 0 1 2
Bearden_ 77 95 46 23 6 2 2 6
Port Worth, 2: Dallas, 0.
San Antonio. 8; Houston, 7.
Beaumont, 8: Shreveport, 2.
Oklahoma City, 8; Tulsa. 6.’
Indians, 5; Nats, 1
Cleve. AB. H. O. A. Wash.
Mitch'll If 4 12 0 Tost.3b
Avila.2b 3 2 4 1 Coan.lf 3
Doby.cf 3 10 0 Noren.cf 3
Tucker.ef 2 0 10 Mele.lb 4
Easter,lb 6 0 6 0 Rb'ts'n.rf 4
Rosen.3b 4 3 2 1 Mch’ls.2b 3
Boone.ss 4 113 Dente.ss f
Ken'dy.rt 4 2 6 0 Okrle.c
Hegan.c 3 16 1 • Stewart
Feller,p 8 0 11 Evans.c
Totals 35 11 27 ~7 Totals 32 ”5 87 17
•Grounded out for Okrie in fourth.
♦Struck out tor Bearden in seventh.
fPopped up to Avila in seventh.
Cleveland _011 1*0 000—5
Washington _ 001 000 ooo—l
Runs—Avila. Rosen (2). Boone (2), Tost.
Error—Robertson. Runs batted in—Began,
Doby, Noren. Mitchell. Kennedy (2). Two
base hits—Began, Noren. Avila. Stolen
basep—Coan, Rosen. Boone. Avila. Sacri
fice—Feller. Double play—Evans to Mi
chaels. Left on bases—Cleveland. 10:
Washington, 8. Bases on balls—OS Feller.
4; off Bearden. 3; off Sima. 2. Struck
out—Gy Bearden. 6: by Feller. 5; by
Sima, 2. Bits—Off Bearden. 10 in 7 in
nings: off Sima. 1 in 2 innings. Kit by
gttcner — By Bearden (Avila). Passed
all—Okrie. Winning pitcher — Feller
(12-8). Losing pitcher—Bearden (2-6).
Time—2:42. Attendance—14.873.
Des Moines. 3: Pueblo. 2.
Omaha. 11; Wichita, 0.
Lincoln. 8: Colorado Springs. 7.
Sioux City. 13: Denver. 7. _
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Sid Hudson Seeking
12th Victory Against
Early Wynn Tonight
(Picture on Page A-17.)
By Burton Hawkins
8id Hudson, whose occasional
underhand pitching baffled the
Yankees in his last start, will
attempt to snap the Nats’ three
game losing streak tonight when
he operates against Cleveland’s
pennant hopefuls.
A six-hit victor over New York
in his last start, Sid will be seek
ing his 12th win at the expense
of a former teammate, Early
Wynn, whose 14 triumphs have
figured prominently in keeping
the Indians within striking dis
tance of the league lead.
Spotty Record Against Nats.
Wynn has started four times
against Washington this season
and twice was deprived of wins
when the Nats pounded him for
late rallies. The last time they
faced him the Nats pushed three
runs across in the ninth to tie
the score but Cleveland won in
[the 10th for Sam Zoldak.
In an earlier game, Wynn was
kayoed in the ninth inning, but
won anyway, 7-6. He lost a 5-4
decision to Hudson on another
occasion when the Nats clipped
him for two runs in the eighth.
In still another appearance, he
was belted out in the second in
ning as Cleveland went on to win
for Gene Bearden.
Bearden a who since has switched
to the Nats, was no match for
the six-hit pitching of Bob Feller
last night as the Indians won
handily, 5-1. The victory put
them within games of the
top and one game back of sec
ond-place New York.
Ihe Indians nicked Gene for
a, run in the second inning when
A1 Rosen walked and came
around on Jim Hegan’s double.
They boosted their lead to 2-0
in the third when Bobby Avila
singled, took second on a passed
ball and scored on Larry Doby’s
Feller Closes Strong.
The Nats got their lone run in
the third when Eddie Yost and Gil
Coan singled and Irv Noren
doubled. Thereafter. Feller ap
plied the brakes, giving up only
two singles in the last six innings.
It was his 12th win.
Meanwhile, the Indians cuffed
Bearden for a run in the fourth
when Dale Mitchell’s single with
the bases filled scored Ray Boone.
They raised the score to its final
proportions in the fifth when Bob
Kennedy popped a single into
center after Rosen and Boone
pulled a double steal.
Rosen’s three singles paced the
Indians’ M-hit attack, while Coan
was the only Washington player
to obtain two hits.
Sam Dente continued in his
prolonged batting slump. He has
failed to hit in his last 22 .tries
and in Washington’s last 12 games
has batted .073 with three hits in
41 attempts.
Probable Pitchers
Cleveland at' Waahlnaton (8.30) —
Wynn (14-6) v». Hudson (11-10).
Detroit at New York—Houtteman
(16-9) vs. Raschl (16-8).
St. Louts at Boston—Oarver (9-12) vs.
Masteraon (6-4).
Chicago at Philadelphia (2)—day-night
—Gumpert (6-6) and Scarborough (10-13)
vs. Hopper (11-8) and Wyse (5-12).
Brooklyn at Pittsburgh (night)—Er
sklne (1-2) vs. Queen (5-10).
New York at Chicago—Jones (9-13) vs.
Kllppsteln (1-6).
Philadelphia at Cincinnati — Miller
(10-3) or Johnson (4-1) vs. Ramsdell
Boston at St. Louis (night)—Spahn
(15-13) VI. Staley (10-9).
Shortage of Pitchers
Puts Big Burden on
Young Righthander
By Joe Reichler
Associated Pross Sports Writer
Today could be described as
D-day in the life and times of
the turbulent Detroit Tigers.
Another loss today on top of
yesterday’s 13-6 beating by the
Yankees might mark the begin
ning of the end of the great De
troit pennant dream. The outlook
for the third and last of the three
game set at Yankee Stadium is far
from bright. Then comes a two
game series at Boston.
Up to now, Red Rolfe’s pennant
hungry Tigers have been able to
win the "big” ones. Well, today s
second clash with the Yankees is
the biggest of all. The Tigers
say so.
Rolfe is banking all on his ace.
Art Houtteman. The young right
hander and Veteran Dizzy Trout
are all that's left of the once
mighty Tigers’ pitching crew. Hal
Newhouser and Fred Hutchinson
have been in and outers. Virgil
Trucks and Ted Gray are laid up
with sore arms. Hal White was
pounded hard yesterday and Trout
worked the day before.
Beat Yanks Four Times.
Houtteman (16-9), has beaten
the Yanks four times in six out
ings. Veteran Vic Raschi (15-8),
his opponent, owns a 1-2 season
record against the Tigers.
After Houtteman it will be New
houser, Hutchinson or Hank
Borowy, and each is a big gamble.
It’s up to him.
So everything is up to Houtteman.
Either he wins or the Tigers ara
faced with the probability of hav
ing their three-and-a-half-game
lead of yesterday cut to a mera
half-length when they depart to
morrow night for Boston.
Rolfe recognizes that the flag
can be won or lost here.
“I’m not trying to belittle the
chances of the Indians or Red
Sox,” he said before yesterday’s
game, “but the Yankees are the
team to beat for the flag. They’ve
got the best pitching in the league.
And Casey Stengel has been lucky
enough to have his top four es
cape injury.”
Three Pitchers Pounded.
The Yankees were merciless
with three Detroit pitchers yes
terday. Led by Catcher Yogi
Berra, they got 14 hits, including
(See BASEBALL, Page A-17.)
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