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r _ * * * f betting Jsfaf J£psf is Washington, D. C., Tuesday, July 31, 1951—A-12 ** Win, Lose, or Draw By FRANCIS STANN THE SUSPICION is that baseball's so-called “reserve clause,” which binds a player to one club, has been getting false billing as the main issue as the House Monopoly subcommittee peeks under the hood of the game. The question of territorial rights sooner or later is going to take its place as the co-feature topic. The pointy wasn’t pressed at the opening session, but the undertones were unmistakable. A gentleman from California, Representative Patrick J. Hillings, was making West Coast noises. Why, he wanted to know, couldn't the Pacific Coast League have major status. Hillings put"the query to a droll old million aire named Tyrus Raymond Cobb, who not only is a charter member of baseball’s Hall of Fame but an ex-manager who, it develops, doesn’t know the workings of the waiver rule. “I think the major leagues would welcome a third big league,” Cobb replied. “I’m almost certain they’d have no objections. But there are certain draw backs.” The Californian wanted to know the drawbacks, and Cobb said: “Well, the Pacific Coast parks are too small. I doubt if Those clubs would be willing to assume a big-league payroll. And then there’d be transportation problems and expenses. They’d have to fly and I don’t think any club owner would like to put his whole ball club in one ship and maybe have it all busted Up.” Tyrus’ investments obviously include no airline stock. HILLINGS SAID two Pacific Coast League parks, those in Los Angeles and San Francisco, could accommodate 25,000 fans each. "I don’t think so,” Cobb objected. Chairman Emanuel Celler broke in. “Let me read some fig ures,” he said. “The capacity of the San Francisco and Los Angeles parks is 25,000 each.” “Well, it isn’t seating capacity,” Cobb said doggedly. “They’d have to stand in the aisles and spill on the field.” They let the subject drop, but it’ll come up again. On Cobb the counsels admittedly took it easy. In a sense, Ty was window dressing, an old hero, a big name, a guy to open the show. The big boys with some authority in baseball, it’s suspected, may wonder just how "friendly” Mr. Celler’s - subcommittee really is before it’s over. FORD FRICK GLOSSED over the subject of territorial rights as he read the first 14 pages of a hefty 33-page state ment, reportedly prepared for misty reasons by Paul Porter, the ex-OPA boss, and not by Frick and his aides, Charley Segar and Earl Hilligan. All three are former baseball writers. Frick went uninterrupted yesterday, but counsels for the subcom mittee privately felt he was too bland and oblique when he said: “The provision for territorial rights is simply an agreement that the clubs in organized baseball will not operate in the territory of another club without consent of that club and the league of which the club is a member. There is nothing in the • rule which prevents any newcomer from operating a club within any city he may. choose at any time.’’ Counsel or committee may call him on that one. It’s a little more complicated, it’s felt. Suppose Bill Veeck wants to transfer the Browns to San Francisco. He must get the unanimous con sent of the Pacific Coast League and the American League. He must get a majority consent of the National League. He must make restitution to the San Francisco club, which must move elsewhere, and to the Coast League. THIS IS WHAT Mr. Celler must have meant in his opening address when he said: “Organized baseball affords this sub committee with almost a classroom example of what may happen in an industry which is governed by rules and regulations among its members rather than by the free play of competitive forces." Matter of fact, it’s exactly what he meant. Cobb was dryly witty. He was entertaining. The subcom mittee hung on his words as he described his early days in base ball, beginning in “Nineteen and four.” The packed room (Ty still is a drawing card) liked the first act. But it may get pretty stuffy and technical any day now. Re serve clauses and treble damage actions. Territorial rights and television. Probably the air-conditioning system will break down, too. Before the hearing is ended the House Monopoly Subcom mittee may wish it could rustle up a Virginia Hill. Congressmen, Awed by Cobb, Are Fans, First and Foremost By Art Edson Supreme Court justices, labor leaders, chiselers, J. P. Morgan, such famous military men as Gen. MacArthur and Gen. Sherman and at least one President—fellow name of Abraham Lincoln—have appeared to testify before Con gress. But few have had a more atten tive audience than that waiting yesterday for a somewhat florid, pudgy gentleman of 64. Tyrus Raymond Cobb was on the stand, having come to talk to a House Judiciary subcommit tee which is studying whether baseball violates anti-monopoly laws. It was fairly obvious from the start that the Congressmen were first of all fans and secondarily lawmakers, at least with Ty Cobb before them. They seemed a little awed by the great man. Every question was respectfully phrased. The old needle, an instrument usually kept handy for investigations like this, wasn’t brought out. It was Mr. Cobb this and Mr. Cobb that. And why not? Every kid has dreamed of being a great baseball player. The inscription on Cobb's Hall of Fame plaque at Cooperstown, N. Y„ says he led Ty Cobb Is Given A Real Workout In Hand-Shaking Congressmen are no different from anybody else. To them, Ty Cobb is a magic name. Cobb, after testifying yesterdayJ sought out Representative PauL Brown of Ty’s old Georgia dis trict. Called off the House floor short ly after roll call, Brown’s eyes lighted as he recognized his visitor. Turning, he summoned colleague after colleague to shake hands with the Hall of Famer. Cobb greeted more than 25 be fore he could break away. Even then, he was overtaken by Repre sentative George Mahon, who had two high school boys from Lub bock, Tex., in tow. “Lubbock!’’ said Cobb, always the baseball man. “Do you know that town brought the largest franchif^ price for any in its clas sification?” the American League in batting 12 times and created or equalled more major league records than any other player. Carefully, gloatingly, the com mittee went over Cobb's great ca reer. It’s all in the record books. He got more hits, stole more bases and hit higher—.367 for 24 years —than any other player, bar none. Nobody speculated aloud how that record was made. Nobody hinted that in this man there once burned as terrific a will to win as ever fired up any athlete. The old-timers could remember though. Just the other day Frank (Home Run) Baker, the old stai of the Athletics, got to talking about old times with Merrell Whit tlesey of The Star sports stafL Whittlesey had dropped by Trappe, Md., where Baker lives now and raises sweet corn. Frank said: "Cobb played hard, but he didn’t play dirty on purpose.’’ Baker rolled up his sleeve. There were a half-dozen scars, eloquenl reminders that Cobb was a playei who kept his spikes needle sharp Major League Standings and Schedules TUESDAY, JULY 31, 1951. AMERICAN Results Xesterday i New York. 5; Detroit. 4. Only same scheduled. Games Today Cleve. at Wash.. 8:30. St. Louis at Boston tn.l. Chicago at Phila. <n.). Only games scheduled. Games Tomorrow. Cleve. at Wash it.-n.) 6. I Detroit at N. Y. (2) St. Louis at Boston. Chicago at Phila. (n.). NATIONAL Results Yesterday '■ Chicago. 7: N. Y.. 6. > Cinci.. fi: Phils.. 5 (n.>. , St. L.. 4; Boston. 3 <n.) Only games scheduUd. ! Games Today Brooklyn at Pitts, (n.). iNew York at Chicago. [ Phila. at Cinci. (n.i. |Boston at St. L. (n.). Games Tomorrow. . Bklyn. at Pitts, m.). 5 N. Y. at Chicago (2). ; Phila. at Cinci. ^ Boston at St. L. (n ). h I •€ •* I o .o Standing i:C I of Clubs SiJ |!S = * o -S ^ |f __ z!« U 5 O £ £ a * .3 ^ 3-° N.VYork I—| 4|11|11| 8! 6 8 11 59; 35| .628| Boston , ! 9|—| 71 9| 7| 7 10 8 57j 38| .600! Cleveland! 611|— 3|13| 6 10 8 57 38| .6001 2% Chicago I 6| 9| 7|—| 5|10 6 11 54| 441 .55lf 7 Detroit | 4] 6| 1| 5|—)11 11 5 43| 50| .462115% Wosh'ton j 5! 3| 6! 5 6!— 810 43| 52 .453116% Phila'phia ! 3? 1| 3| 7| 7| 6|— 11 38| 60| .388|23 St. Louis ! 21 4| 31 4| 4| 6| 7!— 30 64| .319)29 Lost i35!38i38144150j52l60|64 | | j - - |e-Sl|jL 1*1. o. Standing *1' 5 5 -1 of Clubs it* j -3 ;'j|! g « ^ |l l«lz f^uu£ * .3 £«S" Brooklyn |—j 9!l4jl0| 4| 8|12 5| 62j 32) .6601 New York ) 3|—| 7| 7| 614! 7 11| 55| 44| .556| 9Yt St. Louis I 2| 8|—i 9| 7| 6| 6 8j 46! 47| .495)15)4 Phila'phia j 4| 4| 81—| 6| 4)1111| 481 49| .495 15>/s Boston | 4| 8| 5| 5|—| 6| 5 11| 44| 49| .473|17)4 Cincinnati! 5| 4| 6; 9|11|—( 4 5| 441 50| .468)18 Chicago ! 6! 5) 4) 6| 8) 5|— 5 39) 50; .438)20^ Pittsburgh! 8| 6l 3) 31 7L7| 5 —| 39) 56| .411I23M Lost i32|44147i49!4ste0)50j56i | | | - 4 I George Kell Scores From Second on Fly Due to Mental Lapse By Joe Reichler Associated Press Sports Writer How does a guy who has been labelled “the perfect player” feel after pulling his first “rock” in a long and brilliant baseball career? “Foolish,” admitted Joe Di Maggio, great outfield star of the New York Yankees. For the first time since he came up to New York in 1936, DiMaggio felt like digging a huge hole in Yankee Stadium and diving into it. The flawless flychaser, recog nized for his ability to do the right thing at the right time, really pulled a dilly last night be fore 39,684 unbelieving spectators. Joe Gets a Break. Fortunately for him, the Yan kees came on to win—beating the Detroit Tigers, 5-4—to minimize DiMaggio’s mental lapse. And Joe drove in the winning run. The victory increased the Yanks’ first place margin to 2V2 games over the idle Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox. It was New: York’s 33d victory in 43 home games. This is the* sequence oi events that led to DiMaggio’s “rock.” The score was tied 2-2 when the Tigers came to bat in the eighth. Doubles by Jerry Priddy and George Kell with one out put the Tigers in front. 3-2. Steve Sou chock, an ex-Yankee, flied deep, to DiMaggio. Kell tagged up and headed for third. DiMaggio macte no attempt to head him off. Instead, he calmly began to jog toward the dugout with the ball in his right hand. Dick Bartell, alert Tiger third-' base coach, took in the situation at a glance and waved Kell plate ward. Joe finally understood why his mates were yelling at and, waving to him. But by then it was too late. Kell had scored the second run of the inning. “I thought it was the third out,” I explained the embarrassed Yan kee Clipper later. Bloopers Save the Day. Luck was a prime factor in Di Maggio’s ninth-inning hit that drove in the winning run for the Yankees. With runners on first and second and two out, Joe start ed to swing at a pitch by Virgil Trucks, then tried to check it, and accidentally blooped a single to right. That brought in Joe Collins with the winning run. Collins also had gotten on via i a blooper. With two away he plopped a short fly behind third for a double. Bobby Brown walked to bring up DiMaggio. Ed Lopat—although raked for 10 hits, including three doubles, a triple and homer—went the dis tance to register his 13th triumph. He has lost six. Trucks was the loser. He had replaced Fred Hutchinson in the eighth. The Yankees had retrieved one of the two runs scored by Detroit in the top of the eighth and had runners on second and third with two out. Neil Ben-y fumbled Pinch-hitter Johnny Hopp’s grounder allowing the tying run to score. “ \ idle uoagers uain. While the American League’s activity was limited to one game, every team but Brooklyn and Pittsburgh was active in the Na tional. Even without playing, the pace-setting Dodgers saw their lead increased. An eighth-inning double by Roy Smalley drove in the tying and winning runs as the Chicago Cubs nipped the New York Giants, 7-6, in the only game played in day light. It left the second-place Giants 9 Vi games behind Brooklyn. Smalley batted in five runs alto gether. His homer in the second game came with two on. The Giants had fought back to go ahead, 6-5 in the top of the eighth on Bobby Thomsons three-run homer. Dutch Leonard, 41-year-old righthander, was credited with his 10th victory in relief. Young George Spencer was the loser. A two-run, eighth inning rally, climaxed by Del Rice’s double, gave St. Louis a 5-4 victory over the Boston Braves and boosted the Cardinals into a third-place tie with the Phillies. Stan Musial hit his 23d home run. Blackwell Gets Bumps. The Cincinnati Reds spotted the Phillies a 5-0 lead and roared back to win 6-5 on a ninth inning single by Bobby Adams and a triple by Connie Ryan. Jim Konstanty was the victim. The league’s most valuable player of 1950 took over In the ninth and retired only one batter to be | charged with his 10th lose. He has won only four. The Phillies jumped on Ewell Blackwell for five runs to finish off the sidearmer in the second. I It marked the sixth time in his last seven starts that Blackwell had failed to finish. YEARLING BRINGS $42,000—This bay son of War Admiral-Myrtlewood brought the top price of $42,000 as the Keeneland yearling sales opened yesterday at Lexington, Ky. The purchaser was Humphrey S. Finney, Maryland horseman, acting as agent for an unnamed buyer. Leslie Combs II of Lexington consigned the colt. Earlier, Louis B. Mayer of the movies paid $40,000 for a colt by Bimelech-Durazna. In all, 97 colts and fillies brought an average of $7,691. Fin ney was the day’s biggest bidder, paying $116,500 for five yearlings. —AP VVirephoto. Jensen and Mapes Leave Yanks, 2 Kansas City Stars Called Up fty th« Associated Press NEW YORK. July 31.—The Yankees today optioned Outfielder Jackie Jensen to the Kansas City Blues and sold Outfielder Cliff Mapes to the St. Louis Browns on vaivers. The Yankees also called up Bob Cerv, an outfielder, and Bob Wies ler, a southpaw pitcher. Cerv, who is batting .349, leads the American Association in triples, home runs and runs batted in. Wiesler, a southpaw, has registered 142 strikeouts. The Browns also sent four play ers to the Kansas City club, one af the contenders for the Associ ation pennant. Infielder Tom Upton and Pitcher Lou Sleater went to the Blues on option, while Pitcher Bob Hogue and Infielder Kermit Wahl were sold outright to *the minor league club. Earlier, the Kansas City team sent Joe Page, one-time relief ace of the Yankees, to San Francisco on option. Page came to the Blues from New York earlier in the season but was ineffective in his few appearance. Page, who was in Toledo with the Blues when he learned of his transfer, planned to leave at once for the Pacific Coast. He was philosophical about the shift. With Jensen and Mickey Man tle in the Kansas City outfield. Manager George Selkirk will be able to field two-thirds of the out field that opened the season for the Yankees. T am O'Shanter T ourney Begins; Mangrum Under Police Guard By th« Associated Press CHICAGO, July 31.—With one of the tournament s top stars, Lloyd Mangrum, under police pro tection after a telephone threat against his life, the first phase of the $75,000 Tam O'Shanter golf jamboree began today. Qualifying rounds for the Wom en's Open and Men’s Amateur divisions for the All-American three-ply tournament were sched uled. The leading 18 women scorers, plus 10 more exempt play ers added by Promoter George S. May, will qualify. The men's amateur field will be made up of 24 players, 16 com ing from today’s trials and eight added by May. More than 100 non-exempt pros will tee off for qualifying spots tomorrow. The All-American tournament —with men pros and amateurs, and the women competing simul taneously in respective divisions— is a four-day. 72-hole medal affair beginning Thursday. Following the All-American ac tion, there will be a three-day respite before May stages his rich “world championships’’ starting August 9 with handpicked fields in the three divisions. Mangrum, Tam O’Shanter’s traveling pro and former tourna ment champion, is among the big name golfers exempt from any quilifying ordeal. He arrived from his victory in the St. Paul Open yesterday and was immediately assigned a body guard for 24-hour detail. In St. Paul Mangrum received an anonymous telephone call Sat urday night. He was warned: "We’ve got a lot of money bet on the tournament, and if you want to get out of St. Paul safe, you better not win tomorrow.” Mangrum also revealed that Sam Snead received a similar call telling him that he had better win, sinie a lot of money was on him. Mangrum disclosed that during a Los Angeles tournament (not the Los Angeles Open) two years ago he was approached by a book maker he knew. "He told me if I would finish fourth or worse he could book about $7,000 and would split the pot with me,” Mangrum recalled. "Of course I told him I wasn’t interested.” Baugh Held Out of Scrimmage To Prevent Any Knee Injury By Lewis r. Atchison Star Stoff Correspondent LOS ANGELES, July 31.—Sammy Baugh will be held out of all three Redskins’ scrimmages this week to guard against injuring the right knee from which a cartilage was removed in June, Coach Herman Ball said today. There is a chance that Sam, being protected like the valuable antique that he is, won’t be asked to scrimmage at all during the training sessions. But the veteran passing star probably will want to test himself under fire before the Redskins meet the Rams here two weeks from tomorrow. Ball intends to stress passing in today’s skirmish, emphasizing two brands of protection. First he wants the passer to get plenty of time to get the ball away, and secondly, he wants the secondary to cover potential receivers like house detectives. If it works it could be a very dull scrimmage. Baugl? threw a few passes in yesterday’s dummy scrimmage to demonstrate some points for the young quarterbacks. There was nothing wrong with his arm and he didn’t have to hurry, so nothing happened to his leg. At this writing, however, it seems that Harry Gilmer will do most of the quarterbacking while Sam will be a “spot” player. Art Stewart, rookie halfback from little Oklahoma State, was the star blocker in yesterday’s brief session. Line Coach Larry Cabrelli wasn’t satisfied with the ends, who aren’t using their hands properly, and Backfield Coach Dick Todd wasn’t pleased wlgh the faking of potential receivers. NOTES—The National Football League bought up some iron-clad contracts that had to be paid when the All-America Confer ence folded and the salaries of certain players were astounding. . . . Laurie Niemi weighs 256, a . ' — gain of one pound since he was assigned to the fat men’s ta ble. . . . Line Coach John McKen na of Loyola (L. A.) was a visitor today. ... He came within an ace of getting the head coaching berth at the University of Dela ware. . . . Eddie Saenz, who gets “killed” frequently portraying In dians and Mexicans in the movies, doesn’t have to fall off his horse any more. . . . Cowboys are hired for the stunt. . . . It’s too tough for the Indians. . . . Coach Her man Ball personally will scout the Rams Friday night when they meet three service teams in 20 minute periods at San Diego. Slo-Mo-Shun V Is First Qualifier for Gold Cup •y the Associated Press SEATTLE, July 31.—The new Slo-Mo-Shun V. owned by Stan ley S. Sayres of Seattle, became the first qualifier for the August 4 Gold Cup speedboat races by turning three laps at an average of 91.37 miles an hour. Already on hand for the big race are Such Crust and Gold’n Crust, owned by Jack Schafer of Detroit; Gale II, owned by Joe Schienith of Detroit; Hurricane IV, owned by Moreland Visel of Los Angeles; Dee Jay V, owned by Daniel Murphy of Philadelphia, and Miss Pepsi, owned by Walter and Roy Dossin of Detroit. Hemsley Seeks Browns' Job HARLINGEN, Tex., July 31 (JP). —Rollie Hemsley, minor league’s "manager of the year” last season, says he has “formally applied” for the job of managing the St. Louis Browns. He now manages the Texas City club in the Class B Gulf Coast League. BASEBALL TONIGHT—8:30 P.M. Wash'gton vs. Cleveland American League Park Tofeerraw, Cleveland, 8:30 P.M. Trade OUTBOARDS T,rm» BOATS Wood, Metal & Fiberglass Price* Start I97M far 14' Beats A few display models at 10% to 20% discount. New Evinrude Outboards la Stock. Life Preserver Cushion Sale $2.08 ea. So King Fulton, nc. ms Maine Are. 8.W. EX. 8400 OMu 7 to 7 Daily; Sunday 10 to 8 Brooklyn Fruit Dealer Accused of Fix Attempt In NCAA Title Game Ey the Associated Press NEW YORK, July 31.—A 33 year-old Brooklyn fruit dealer has been accused by the district attor ney’s office of attempting to fix the NCAA championship basket ball game between City College and Bradley on March 28, 1950. James O’Leary, secretary to Dis trict Attorney Frank S. Hogan, said today that Jack Rubinstein was one of a group who offered Gene Melchiorre, Bradley’s All America cage star, $10,000 if he would throw the title game. Melchiorre has said he refused to accept the bribe. City College beat Bradley, 71 to 68, at Madi son Square Garden. Hogan’s office said Jack (Zip) West, wanted by police of five States in connection with the fix ing of Toledo and Bradley games, was still at large. Toledo Student Arraigned. Joseph Massa, a freshman at Toledo In 1950, was arraigned as a material witness in General Sessions Court in connection with the bribery inquiry. The 20-year old Brooklyn resident was put into protective custody for 48 hours to furnish $10,000 bail. The district attorney’s office de scribed Rubinstein as an associate of West. Rubinstein was arrested late yesterday and formally booked on charges of bribery and conspiracy early today. William P,. Sirignano, assistant district .attorney, said yesterday that Hogan's office believes Massa was the contact man between Eli Kaye, indicted as an alleged fixer, and Toledo University players. Uncertain About Testifying. Meanwhile, at Peoria, HI., John D. Sullivan, attorney for four Bradley players—including Mel 1 chiorre—said the players “have | not made up their minds” whether | to testify voluntarily before a New York grand jury against impli cated gamblers. Hogan’s office had invited the players to appear. In addition to Melchiorre, the others invited were Bud Grover, Bill Mann and Aaron Preece. Bradley and Toledo last week were brought into the basketbai: scandal, which erupted here ir January and February. Hogar said that the four Bradley player: had admitted a part in fixing games here and at Peoria. ! mere are no cnarges againsi seven players, but Assistant Dis trict Attorney Vincent A. G O’Connor of New York said he would have the Bradley players indicted and extradited from Illi nois if they do not come here as [voluntary witnesses. - " ' Major Leaders By the Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE. Batting (based on 250 times at bat)— Minoso. Chicago, .346; Coan. Washington .340. Runs—Minoso. Chicago. 80; Williams Boston. 78. Runs batted in—Williams. Boston. 90 Zernial, Philadelphia. 82. Hits—DIMaggio. Boston. 128; Pox. Chi cago. 120. Doubles—Noren. Washington. 30: Di Magglo. Boston. 26. Triples—Minoso. Chicago. 13: Pox. Chi cago, and Coan. Washington. 8. Home runs—Zernial. Philadelphia. 23 Williams. Boston. 21. Stolen bases—Busby. Chicago. 20; Min oso. Chicago. 17. Pitching (based on five decisions!—Mor gan New York. 6-1. 857; Feller. Cleveland 15-4. .#89. Strikeouts—Raschi. New York. 108: Me Dermott. Boston. 102. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Batting (based on 250 times at batl— Musial, St. Louis. .373; Robinson. Brook lyn. .358. Run»—Hodges. Brooklyn. 86; Kiner, Pittsburgh. 8] „ Buns batted in—Irvin. New York. 7°: Kinar. Pittsburgh, and Westlake, St. Louis, i'.iH,Murr,,phi,‘dt,ph“’143: Mus Dark^Hiew-York?*'!-? Clncinn»“- =5: Triples—Bell. Pittsburgh, 8: Musial. St Louis, and Jethroe. Boston. 7 g:!f“meo„r!nsTH05«' Brooklyn. 30; Kiner. Pittsburgh. 26. 8tolen bases—Jethroe. Boston. 21: Rob U40n-1 Bro°Myn, and Ashburn, Philadel phia. lb. Pitching (based on five decisions)—Roe Brooklyn. 15-2, .882; Branca. Brooklyn. Br°okl™ Ladies' Day Tourney Held Mrs. Jules Friedenson and Mrs. Morris Kraft won the ladies day golf play at Woodmont yesterday with a best ball 78. Second were Mrs. Harold Freeman and Mrs. Dave Stone with 78%. f *“» Now and Save? J f® Former S44.5« Y® PHILCO /*/ AUTO RADIO I 1 \ II A1,4* ™ost «»». In II V K«iu*iu« loti'n /„ L \\ \ XJ Model UNO-100. L/ i4 kl‘ \\ y/ Aerial Installation ■ Jf |L \Vy extra. Terms, trade. V 1 B \A Phone NOrth 7667. Moreno vs. Feller Tonight; Vernon on Batting Streak By Burton Hawkins Mickey Vernon, the Nats’ lean first baseman who has been build ing up his batting average with a .405 mark in his last nine games, hopes to continue his rise at the expense of a pair of former bosses tonight when Washington battles the Indians’ Bob Feller in the opener of a four-game series. Vernon, a cleanup hitter who lately has been acting the part, has slammed across 14 runs in nine games. His surge still has left him 18 points shy of the .300 circle, but against the outstanding pitching of the Indians he’s eager to prolong the ascent. Traded back to the Nats last; season by Cleveland, Mickey also once was an employe of Feller, whoJs trying for his 16th win. Bob hired him fof his coast-to coast barnstorming tour in 1946, a venture which made Feller a pinup boy with the Bureau of In ternal Revenue. Nats No Pushover Now. Feller, a two-hit shutout con queror of the Nats in his only start against them this year, rep resents the first volley to be fired at a sweet schedule which calls for Cleveland to face second-division clubs in 10 straight games. After four games here, the Indians will tangle with the seventh-place Athletics in four games, then meet 'cellar-shackled St. Louis twice. The Nats aren’t being regarded as stepping stones these days, ithough. Knocking off the Yankees twice on July 4 apparently gave the Nats new muscles, for they’ve gone on to compile a 17-10 record. Cleveland can’t very well view the Nats as setups, for in 12 games the Indians have been able to win only half. They’ve run in second string pitchers against the Nats on some occasions, but in this set Manager A1 Lopez will lead with his ace, then follow with Bob Lemon and Early Wynn in tomor row’s twilight - night double header and use Mike Garcia Thursday night. The last time Cleveland was here tho Nats took three straight and seenungly bashed the Indians out of the race, but they’ve bounced back nicely and now are only 2V2 games off the pace in a second-place tie with the Red Sox. Julio Moreno, who has annexed two of his three victories this year at the expense of the In dians—losing a 2-1 decision to Wynn—will oppose Feller tonight. Don Johnson and Sid Hudson probably will face the Indians to morrow night, with Chico Mar rero getting Thursday night's as signment The Nats have tossed in the towel on Fred Sanford, right handed pitcher acquired from the Yankees six weeks ago. Yesterday they sent him to the Browns in ex change for Dick Starr, also a right-hander and a former Yan kee. Starr long has been sought by Manager Bucky Harris, who is taking the gamble he can trans form DicK into a winning'pitcher. Sanford had a 2-6 record this season, while Starr has won two and lost five. Starr has started nine games and failed to finish, ; while . the same applies to San ford- in seven starts. Browns Shrewd Traders. Thus the Browns are stamped as shrewd traders. In December, 1948, they sent Sanford and Catcher Roy Partee to the Yan kees for $100,000 and Starr. | Catcher Sherman Lollar and Pitcher Red Embree. Embree and Partee have vanished from the ’ major league scene, but the Browms have Sanford, Lollar— and the all-important $100,000. The Touchdown Club yester day gave Gil Coan a trophy as athlete of the week, and an nounced that the Yankees will be guests of the club at a luncheon at the HoteJ Statler August 15. Roberto Avila, the Indians’ second baseman, was to be hon ored at the Mexican Embassy to day. Avila was to be given two medals by Ambassador Rafael De La Colina. Harridge Due to Rule On Protest This Week By the Associated Press CHICAGO, July 31.—Will Har ridge, president of the American League, says he may make a de cision later this week on the White Sox’ protest of their rain complicated 3-1 loss to the Yan kees in New York Friday night. Still in St. Luke's Hospital after an operation, Harridge said, "We have the Chicago club's formal protest, but we haven't received all of the umpires’ reports. We expect to have them some time this week.” NEW YORK. July 31 '^.—Man ager Casey Stengel of the Yankees (struck back yesterday at Paul Richards of the White Sox, who sharply criticized umpires after last Friday night’s game. Richards had called the um pires "incompetent guys running a million-dollar business.” “That was a terrible assertion for Richards to make,” Stengel said. He ought to be ashamed of himself. I can’t see where he gets off insinuating things about any body or passing the buck about umpires.” The White Sox had pulled ahead, 4-3, in the top of the ninth when a downpour interrupted play. The ^game was called at that point, reverting to the eighth inning with the Yanks ahead, 3-1. Palica Out of Doghouse, Rejoins Dodgers Tonight By tfe Associated Press PITTSBURGH. July 31— Erv Palica, the young pitcher who has been in Brooklyn Manager Charlie Dresden's doghouse, will be with the Dodgers tonight when they play the Pirates here. Palica, 23-year-old righthander from Lomita, Calif., had been working out privately in Brooklyn since he pitched in the exhibition game against ’ the Philadelphia Athletics at Cooperstown, N. Y„ on July 23. Dressen called Palica a "gutless kid who doesn't belong in the majors” after a 13-12 loss to the Plfates in Brooklyn several weeks ago. He said Palica would pitch nothing but exhibitions until he shows “he's ready to throw the way he should.” "Palica will be here tomorrow,” Dressen said. “He called me and |told me he was ready.” Cards Get Relief Pitcher ST. LOUIS. July 31 MP).—The Cardinals announced today they ;had bought Dick Bokelmann. Texas League relief pitcher, frohr ; their Houston farm club. The 25 year-old righthander has won 10 .and lost 1 so far this season. Fights Last Night By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS.—Bernard Docusen. 1461a, New Orleans, outpointed Ross Virgo. 14.t1a. Rochester. N. Y. (10). PITTSBURGH.—Lee Sala. 168, Donora. Pa., outpointed Jackie Burke. 163. Browns ville. Pa. (10). BALTIMORE.—Baby Ortiz. 132%, Los Angeles, outpointed Jimmy McAllister. 130, Baltimore (10). Probable Pitchers AMERICAN LEAGUE. Cleveland at Washington < night)— Feller (15-4) vs. Moreno (3-7). St Louis at Boston (night)—Garver (13-5) vs. Parnell (11-7). Chicago at Philadelphia 'night)—Hol combe (8-6» vs. Kellner (6-8). (Only games scheduled.) NATIONAL LEAGUE. Brooklyn at Pittsburgh *night)—New* combe (14-4* vs. Pollet (4-6*. New York at Chicago—Hearn (9-5) or Corwin (0-0) vs. Hiller (6-8*. Boston at St. Louis (night)—Nichols (4-3* vs. Lanier (5-7). Philadelphia at Cincinnati (night1—. Church * 11-6) vs. Fox (6-6) or Perkow ski (3-5). Forty-Niners Trade Sitko To Cards for Ken Cooper By the Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO. July 31 — The Sah Francisco Forty-Niners have traded Halfback Emil Sitko, former Notre Dame flash, to the Chicago Cardinals. In return, the Forty-Niners got Ken Cooper, a 210-pound guard who played for Vanderbilt and the Baltimore Colts. San Francisco also announced the signing of Tackle Fred Facci olla. who played college football for Southern California and more recently has been with the Phil jadelphia Eagles and OttawTa in the Canadian League. Turpin Cancels Exhibition Because of Injured Ear By the Associated Press LONDON. July 31.—Randy Tur pin, world middleweight champion, was forced to cancel an exhibition bout here last night because of an injury to his left ear. j Turpin, who puts his title at stake in New York September 12 in a return bout with Sugar Ray Robinson, said he injured the ear in an exhibition bout at Ports mouth Saturday. He said the ear was lanced un successfully, and another opera tion is planned today. Turpin plans to sail for the | United States in mid-August. Mt. Vernon CYCLE and SPORT SHOPS 933 G St. N.W. 424 9th St. N.W. 5019 Wisconsin Avenue 8223 Georgia Avenua Exclusive Dealers for the famous SCHWINN BICYCLES ALL MODELS ALL SIZES ALL COLORS For Immediate Delivery BRAKES RELINED While You Wait HIGH MILEAGE BOHDED LININGS Guaranteed 20,000 miles and eliminates scoring of broke drums. 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