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ROIT TIMES, JUNE 10, 1942
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SPORTS
By LEO MACDONELL
ykes Calls Hal White
of Tigers ‘Best Looking
Recruit in the League
ICE WATER IN ERNIE BONHAM’S VEINS
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Jimmy Dykes says Hal White of the Tigers is the best look
ing recruit pitcher he has seen in the American League this
year . • « Greg Rice, the old Notre Damer, predicts he will better
i sine minutes for the first time outdoors in the special two-mile
on the All Sports Carnival program in New York, June 14, in
the interests of the Array Emergency Fund and the Navy Relief
Bociety. Greg now resides in Big Town Jimmie Foxx
learned about his sale from the Red Sox to the Cubs he was in
Philadelphia at the bedside of his sick son, Kenneth ... Notwith
standing two previous defeats by Lightweight Champion Sammy
Angott, Bob Montgomery will enter the ring at Shibe Park in
Philadelphia the favorite June 15.
Ernie Bonham is ice water on the mound • • • The 6-foot
2-lnch 215-pounder ignores bench jockeys. Bonham will be 29
on August 16, which makes him one day older than Rudy York.
Tiger bomber who will not be 29 until August 17 • • • Jack Derap
gey has resigned his commission in the New York state guard,
but is still waiting for word from the Coast Guard, which was
To luive. taken him In some time ago ~ .Art Rooney will promote
the Gus Lesnevich-Mose Brown scrap in Pittsburgh, June 29.
Brown is a Pittsburgher.
Giants Have an Eye on 80-Bo
Bobby is tennis professional at the Edgewater Beach
Hotel courts in Chicago ... It is said the Giants, as well as the
Dodgers, are interested in Buck Newsom .. . Old 80-Bo wlll be
glad to hear it . . . They say the reason Boots Pofffenberger* once
a Tiger, *is pitching winning ball for San Diego, is that he has
tit a 2:30 deadline on himself . . . Lefty Gomez says Bob Feller
Iver saw the day he could throw a ball faster than Lefty Grove,
hen the latter was at his best.
Hal Wagner, 27, who with Frankie Hayes gone to the
Browns, Is now No. 1 receiver for the Athletics, was discovered
mt Duke University in 1934 by Russell Blackburne . . . Charley
Peterson, fancy billiards shotmaker, who is touring army camps
giving exhibitions, is a Spaniah-American War veteran from Wis
consin « . . Gas rationing killed the National PGA golf tourney
at Atlantic City as a public spectacle . . . Cornell may play home
football games in Buffalo as a means of solving the attendance
caused by war restrictions . . . Strangler Lewis, the wrestler,
whose right name is Robert Herman Friedrich, buried his
83-year-old father, Jake Friedrich, recently in Nekoosa, Wia.,
where Jake had been chief of police . . . Frank «Sandy) Tatum,
who will play with Stanford’s defending team champions in the
National Intercollegiate Golf Championship at South Bend, June
22-27, has been playing golf since he was 5 years old . . . he
broke 90 when he was 11.
Shake Hands With Art, Joe
Arthur Donovan, famous. New York fight referee, who has
officiated in more of Joe Louis’ bouts than any other man. has
never “met” the heavyweight champion. That is—he’s never
been formally introduced to Joe. Okay—This is Joe, Art • . .
this is Art, Joe ... A round of cokes, please, garcon . . .
Incidentally. Donovan contends that all fight fans are biased . . .
and mast newspapermen . . . 800-oooo! . . . The Tigers, in 1939.
helped inaugurate big league night games in Phjjjadelphia and
Cleveland—licking the Athletics. 5 to 0, and lasing to the Indians,
5 to 0.
Mike Kreevich of the Athletics celebrated his thirty-second
birthday today. He was born in Mt. Olive, 111. Mike is of Aus
trian descent instead of Swiss as broadcast over the air the
other night. .. Ernie Lombardi will get a $2,500 bonus from the
Braves if he hits in 70 runs this season . . . But Rudy York still
will take his $5,000 bonus on 100 runs . . . Aqueduct moved its
post time up 15 minutes to 1:45. a record early for Long
Island at this stage of the season . . . Ttye daily double windows
close at 1:30.
ftoger Supports Gehringer as Tops
Roger Peckinpaugh. general manager* of the Indians, says
Charley Gehringer was a betler all-around second baseman than
is Joe Gordon today . . . Freddie Corcoran, tournament manager
for the PGA. says he will ask that hereafter all putts be holed . ..
Chicago Cubs do not awn the Milw&ifltee Brewers of the Amer
ican Association as supposed by some persons ... The mijor and
minor league clubs have a working agreement the same as the
Tigers have with Buffalo . • . Pat Egan, defenseman for the
Brooklyn Hockey Club, has been called up for training with the
Canadian (active) Army . . . Cleveland writers complain that the
Indians are being “bunted out of the league” . . . Dutch Meyer is
a Tiger problem. He can’t hit up in the big show—yet currently
he is banging at a .333 clip for Buffalo . . . and has batted home
23 runs . . . Golf in the East is just one Turnesa after another
. . . Lou Boudreau, by now, knows how his predecessors must
have felt as the Indians flopped after showing early promise. -
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Greg Rice Predicts He
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HERE SHE IS AND IS SHE WORTH IT!
Race to Win-Or Else, Track Warns
PAGE 17
Yankee Rookie
Halts Tigers on
4-Hit Victory
Joe Louis Watches as
Detroit Is Beaten
Ist Time in New York
NEW YORK, June 10.—Joe
Louis, heavyweight champion, was
a wishful thinker as he watched
the Tigers go down to a 4-1 defeat
by the Yankees In the first game
of the three-game series. He
wished that he might give his
favorite ball club his ring punch,
loan it to them for an hour or so.
anyway.
But as Inning after Inning
passed and the Yankee hit-proof
field gobbled up ground balls and
line drives, Joe relaxed and sadly
shook his head. The Bengals
could collect only four hits off
Hank Borowy, the young Yankee
Ace from Fordham, one of ’em a
triple by Rudy York. The big first
baseman scored while the Yanks
were spinning off their seventieth
double play of the season.
WISHFUL THINKING
Before the game Manager Del
Baker indulged in a little wishful
thinking himself.
"If we can mop up the Yanks.”
said Baker softly, "It ought to
make a race of It again In the
American League.”
Hank Borowy hasn't known de
feat yet in the American League,
yesterday chalking up his fourth
victory, and Ernie Bonham—the
new ace of the world champs—and
Spurgeon Chandler have been all
but unbeatable. But it may be a
different story today with Marvin
Breuer. a pony of a different color,
going to the mound for the Yanks
against At Benton.
Dizzy Trout worked hard, con
tributing half the Detroit hits
with a pair of line singles. But
Tommy- Henrich's seventh home
run to snap a one-run deadlock in
the sixth softened him up far the
old Yankee kill, and he yielded
another tally in that frame and a
fourth In the seventh. Joe Gordon
lifted his consecutive game-hitting
streak to 26. but Buddy Hassett
was halted by Trout after 20 in
a row.
It was the first game the Tigers
have lost at the stadium this year,
and they now trail m the series,
three games to two. amd fell under
the .500 mark for their present
road trip. /
Times Ad Man Gets
Air Corps Commission
Alex Dcm|»ster, Detroit Times
advertising man and former Syra
cuse University golf and track
star, has been commissioned a
first lieutenant in the Army Air
Corps. He will report next week
to Santa Ana. Cal., the field where
Tom Harmon now is in training.
Dempster also has held the De
troit Adcraft Club golf champion
ship.
Aqueduct Holds Benefit
NEW YORK. June 10 (UP).—
The entire proceeds of Brooklyn
Handicap Day at Aqueduct June
27. except the purse* and added
money for* stakes, will he con
tributed for war relief. Theodore
J. Knapp, ‘president of the Queens
Cdunty Jockey Club, has an
nounwl^^^
Probable Pitchers
By CUM Pima
NATIONAL LEAfirK
PhiUdflphi# < Hofr«t i at Chicago (Laa).
Bo*ton (Tobinl at Plttabursh (Kllngarl.
N«w York (Schumacher) at CtnclnnaU
(Vander Mrrr >
Brooklyn (Wyatt) kt St. Loui* (Whitt).
K- AMEIKVtS LEAOI F.
Cltvtland (Bagby t at Washington (Na«>
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Chicago (Humphrlat) at Philadelphia
(Knott).
DETROIT «BENTON, at New York
(Breuer).
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FRANK McARTHUR of St. Alphonsua, gave it every
thing he had, but HARRY MARTIN, St. Phillip catcher,
hung onto the ball for the putout that helped win the
Harridge, Dykes
Feudin' Again
CHICAGO. June 10 (LT*V—
Mild-mannered William Harridge,
president of the American League,
and belligerent Jimmie Dykes,
manager of the Chicago White
Sox, were in opposite corners to-i
day for a fight that may supply
more action than the circuit's
pennant chase.
Harridge levied a fine of s23o'
against Dykes and publicly re
buked him yesterday for stalling
tactics in the second game of a.
double-header at Boston Sunday.
Dykes countered by terming the
league executive’s action “un
fair” and promised to “have some
thing to say before this thing it
over.’’
Test Tills
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Yankee-Jiger Twin Bill
Tests Twilight Interest
Tickets for the doublcheader be
tween the Tigers and New York
Yankees next Tuesday go on sale
Friday at Briggs Stadium. The
first game of the twin bill will
start at 3 p. m„ and the second
about 5 or 5:30 p. m.
The management hopes the sec
ond game will give a clue as to the
fans interest in twilight baseball.
Persons working in offices down
town can finish their day's activi
ties and still catch the second
game. Also men leaving the fac
tories at 4 p. m. can reach the
park in time to see a full game.
PERFECT BLOCK SAVES A RUN AND A GAME
Pitcher’s Dilemma
Edgar Smith Hard Luck Hurler as White Sox Fail
to Hit, He Loses 2-Hitter to A's
Dr tailed Prm
Edgar Smith, portly Chicago
White Sox southpaw, had a
firmer grip than ever today on
the title, “hard luck pitcher of
the year."
Smilh has lost a couple of 1-0
contests and a pair of 2-1 games.;
but he reached a new high last
night when he lost a two-hitter to
the Athletics. For^the two hits
he allowed—one of them of the
infield variety, incidentally—both
became runs as the Sox dropped
the game, 2-0. before 9.191 fans
under the lights at Philadelphia.
It was Smiths tenth straight
loss and he has yet to game.
Ths way the White Sox are fail
ing to score for him. he conceiv
ably could go all season without
winning. Yet he cou’d still wind
up with a respectable earned-run,
average.
Smith gave ’Boh Johnson a
double in the second and the In
dian moved to third on a fielder’s 1
choice. Then he scored while the
White Sox were making a double
play.
In the fifth. Pete Suder walked,
advanced on an infield out. moved
,to third on a scratch single by
Bob Harris and scored on Luke
Appling’s wild throw*.
Smith walked three and fanned
two during his seven innings on
the mound and Joe Haynes, who
relieved him, didn’t allow a hit in
the inning he pitched. Bob Harris,
recently obtained from the
Browns, won his first game for
the A’s, allowing seven hits. The
A s victory enabled them to move
iinto seventh place as the White
Catholic League’s second division title. The play at the
plate came on an attempted squeeze play that misfired
when JOE GUTOWSKI, the batter, at right, failed to hit.
Sox plunged into the cellar. Tt
was a day of double disaster for
manager Jimmy Dykes, who was
fined $250 for his stalling tactics
in Boston Sunday.
Cleveland moved up Into third
place by nosing out Washington.
7-6, in a 10-inning game last
night before an estimated 8.000
in the nation's capital. Three
9rrors by Ellis Clary, rookie sec
ond baseman up from Chatta
nooga, played an important parti
in the Senators’ defeat.
The Yanks took only one hour
(Continued on Pago 18)
• ■'■■■— ■— 11 ■ '■■■■■■■" 4 4
Major League
Standings ,
AMERICAN LEAGUE
W L Pet. *GB
New York 38 12 .760
Boston 27 23 .540 11
Cleveland 28 25 .528 114
DETROIT 30 27 .526 U»,
St. Louis 28 27 .509 124
Washington A 21 32 .3% 18*j
Philadelphia 22 35 .386 194
Chicago 19 32 .373 194
YESTERDAY’S RESULTS
New York 4-10-0. Borowy uo Dicker.
DETROIT 1-4-1. Trout and TsbbetU.
Boat on 7-4-1. Judd and Conroy.
Bt. Loot* 4-9-1. t Asker. Caster (7) and
Hayee.
Philadelphia 1-3-0. R. Harris and Swift.
Chicago 0-7-1. ttmitb, Hayes <8) and
Tresh.
Clc \ fiend 7-13-1. Kmbret. Eisenstat (3).
Grotnek («», {Dean (7) and He**n
Washington 6-14-5. Hudson. tZuMr (7)
and Early, Denning.
TDosing pitcher.
{Winning pitcher.
. TODAY’S GAMES
DETROIT at N*w York.
Chicago at Philadelphia.
St Louts at Boston.
Cleveknd at Washington (night).
NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pet. *GB
Brooklyn 37 14 .725
St. Louis 29 20 .592 7
Cincinnati 28 25 .528 10
New York 27 26 .509 11
Pittsburgh %24 28 .462 134
Boston 26 31 .456 14
Chicago 23 30 .434 15
Philadelphia 16 36 .308 21 4
YESTERDAY’S RESULTS
Pittsburgh 40-13-1. Hstntselman and
Lopes.
Boston 3-9-4. tTost. Hutchings U>,
Wallace (g) and Lombardi.
Nrw York 3-3-0. Lohrman and Danning.
Cincinnati 1-5-1. (Thompson. Shoun
(Ik Beggs (9) and Lamanno
Brooklyn at Bt. Louis, postponed,
flxiaing pitcher
. TODAY'S GAME*
Philadelphia at Chicago.
Brooklyn at St. Louts.
Boston at Pittsburgh (night)
New York at Cincinnati (night).
"'■—■■■■ ■ 1 ■ 1 -
Run Scoring
AMERICAN LJCAGt E
BMTW T r S
DETROIT 6 1
Washington 13 6 ..
Cleveland 4 10 7
New York 17 11 4
St Louis / 13 3
Philadelphia 3 3 .. ..
Boston 3 7
rhlrago 4 0
NATIONAL LKAGt'E
IMTW T P S
Cincinnati 9 3 1
Boston 4 1 3
Brooklyn 13
Chicago 7
Pittsburgh 13 lO
Philadelphia 10
At. Louis 4 *•
New Tee* i - 9 |
Cooley, Falcons
Meet for Title

t Cooley High, with a powerful
team ready to defend its cham
pionship and Northeastern, in a
spot to win its first title in 18
years, meet at 3:30 p. m. today at
Briggs Stadium for the Metropoli
tan League crown.
Cooley's hopes of repeating rest
or a haitl-hiUing. smart-fielding
outfit, but even more on Art Wil
son, its star pitcher who has won
16 games in'the last two years.
Wilson is a doubtful starter, hav
ing pitched the Cardinals to a
10-6 victory over Eastern last
Monday.
Coach Bob Crosthwaite of the
Cardinals is wrestling with the
problem of whether to start Wil
son. Mis only dependable Hurler,
after one day's rest or send his
rcuthpaw ace, Bud Rankin, who
has started only one game yiis
e&son
Al Randall. Northeastern coach,
will have his ace. George Duditch,
fresh and ready for Cooley. Du
ditch rested while Lucicn Fryling
was pitching the Falcons to a
1 10-1 triumph over 4 Central in the
semifinals.
Fight Results
New York—Bobby Ruffin, 133 S. As
toria. N. Y.. drew with Jo* P*ralU. 134.
Tamadus. Pa. (10); Arthur Franc*. ITS,
New York, dacialonad Wll*y Pcrguaon.
172 H. Lynchburg. Va. (4); Danny K*pl
low. 144 H, New York, declaimed Georgia
Martin, 148. Boeton (8); Marvin Bryant.
I HA I ,. Dallas. Tex., declaimed Douglae
Radford, 141%, Brooklyn (4); Tippy
Larkin. 134 H. Newark, N. J.. declstoned
Carmine Fatta. 138%, Brooklyn (8); Sal
Bartolo. Brooklyn, declaimed Frankie
Rublno, New York. 128% (8).
Off the Hook Lewit H. Walter
It was Maj. Tommy Armour when there was gas drifting over
Ypres. It was a black Scot youngster in St. Dunstan’s Hospital in
London. lighting for his eyesight when the war was done ... It
was Armour the PGA champion, the British, Western and Canadian
Open golf champion after that . . , But it was Tommy Armour they
forgot they exempted 23 golfers from qualifying for tha
year s biggest event, the Hale America golf tournament, at Chi
cago. June 18 to 21.
James S. Kearns of the Chicago Sun is really blasting tha
powers-that-be who forced Armour to take his chances in the
qualifying round . . . Tommy just missed ... But Kearns and
thousands of others feel Tommy Armour belongs in that Hal#
America field. They want him invited now.
l.rnle Bonham, the Yankees’ pitching sensation, may be un
popular with the concessionaires all around the league soon because
he races through each ball game, firing the ball back to the catcher
almost as soon as he gets It . . .That’s just one of his points of
similarity to Grover Alexander, according to Joe McCarthy . . .
His control Is so good the batters never get A good shot at the
hull . . . He Just keeps nicking those corners and mixing ’em up
sn the hatters.
Bobby Doerr of the Red Sox should pile up a big “runs batted
in total this season if he keeps hitting, because he’s batting fifth,
right behind Ted Williams . . . And Ted gets plenty of walks be
cause the pitchers don't want to send any in on his wave length
. . . Bing Miller’s wife has undergone a serious operation in
Philadelphia.
Fritz Pollard Jr„ son of the old-time Brown U. All- American
hack and the same Negro boy who used to carry the ball for North
Dakota l\ against University of Detroit, Is now Pvt. Prod D. Pol
lard of the United States Army Instructing other Negro soldiers
in rifle shooting at Camp Leonard Wood . . . The sight of glrl«
exercising race horses it a novelty on United States race tracks
and usually brings the cameramen out . . . hut virtually all the
race horses la England are now being galloped la the mordmi
by Kirk.
Owner Clune,
Trainer McCabe
Are Barred ; 1
Innocent El Bailerino
9-Year-Old Veteran;
Raced When Not Fit
By LEWIS H. WALTER
You run your horses to win if
the Detroit Race Track or you’r!
out on your ear—if the steward!
catch up with you^
That’s a big IF but the steward!
have caught up with owner J. E,
Clune and trainer Pat McCabe so!
a slight error in this direction.
They’ve barred owner Clune
from the grounds for keeps—he
can’t even buy his way in. Trainer
McCabe has been barred for 30
days ana the horses he has been
training have been turned over to
his stable foreman.
SLAP IT ON
The stewards made one of thell
"for practices detrimental to the
best. interests of racing” rulings
and slapped these penalties on
Clune and McCabe starting today
because the two men started the
horse El Bailerino in the first race
Monday.
El Bailerino was Jthe one-horse
statue of Clune. The horse was i
9-year-old veteran that had broken
down at the Fair Grounds tw«j
years ago and had been turned
out on a farm for two years. He
had been back at the track for
more than a month but he was
still lame when he started Mon*
day's six-furlong opener, according,
to jockey George King who pulled
him up at the three-eighths pole.
El Bailerino finished ahead of
only one horse, the unfortunate
Mississenewa which broke down
and had to be destroyed. Tha
stewards didn’t think. Old El
Bailerino looked fit and sent the
track veterinarian to look him
over. The vet reported the horse
should never have run. * . -
NOT MUCH LOST
There probably wasn’t much
money lost on El Bailerino because
he was grouped with three other
horses in the pari-mutuel field at
$12.20 to sl. Nevertheless the
stewards continued their investi
gation.
Then McCabe admitted, they
said, that El Bailerino had been
started as a ’’policeman.” It was
necessary, for Chine’s colors to be
carried once at the track to make
him eligible to claim horses from
Other stables.
That it Js hard enough to beat
the races ♦ven with everything on
the up and up is a discovery mads
long ago by most racegoers. Those
who had forgotten had* their
memories refreshed when Savage
Sailor and Buttonhole, two of the
strongest favorites of the day. met
defeat on yesterday’s twilight
program. . ,
Savage Sailor, which had been
in the money in * his last four
(Continued on Pago IS)
Major League Leaders
ur tuna* mn
LEADING RATSMEN
A MERIC Afi LRAOCK
a AB R K
Doerr. Bouton 43 173 33 67 .39)
Gordon. Now York 47 161 37 76 ,387
Dickey. Now York 91 113 11 99 .949
Spence. Washington 51 315 94 79 A 44
Fleming. Cleveland 53 196 39 94 .337
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Phelps. Pittsburgh 93 95 16 33 . 374
Reiser. Brooklyn 43 167 36 61 .363
Lombardi. Boston a 43 135 16 43 .334
I»msnnn. Cincinnati 96 131 15 46 .331
Med wick, Brooklyn 46 170 31 94 .999
HOME RUNS
Williams. Rod Box. 19; YORK. TIGERS.
13; DtMafgtay Yankees, 19; Doerr, Red
Sox. 10. F. McCormick. Reds. 9.’
RUNS RATTED IN
Williams, Red Sox. 97; Doerr, Red Scat.
45; DlMsggto, Yankees. 43; YORK.
TIGERS. 43; Miss. Giants, 4L
RUNS
'Williams. Red Sol 50; DtMagglo, Red
Sox. 41: YORK. TIOKRS. 40; Heath. Is.
dlans. 39; Reiser, Dodgers, 39; DlMaggio.
Yankees. 39. ' >
. HITS
Spence. Senators. TS* Gordon. Yankees.
70; Kreevtch, Athletics. 95; McCOSKY.
TIGERS. 64; Stephans. Browns, 64.

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