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A Reserves in Battle, Too,
Sweat It Out on 'Bench'
NOTE— At the invitation of Bob Murphy, sports editor
of the Times, Copt. David I. Zoitlin of the U. S. Marines, a
former sports correspondent from Arbor for the Times,
takes over today's Bob Tales. Capt. Zeitlin spent 36 months in
the south Pacific and was in such campaigns as Vella La Vella,
Guam and at Iwo Jima. He is wearer of the Silver Star and
Purple Heart. He is in command of the marines aboard the
LST-612, located at the foot of Woodward avenue.
C. O. Marine Detachment, LST-512
In the world of sport* the men who cover the various games,
meets, tournaments and to forth, usually concentrate their writings
on the men who actually partici
pate on the playing field.
Occasionally, however, an
Imaginative scribe will realize
that there is a story dow n on the
bench where the coach is having
his customary session of nervous
apasms and the reserves suffer
the pain of every shock and jolt
received by their teammates in
the game, and what is more, suf
fer the anxiety of a likely entry
into the fray at any sudden
In our world of w’ar there is a
distinct parallel to this situation
as war correspondents concen
trate their efforts on the actual
fighting, write almost exclusively
of the men in battle. But, as in
sports, there is in war a story
to be told about the reserves,
thoae men who bide their time on
the proverbial bench, aware of
every occurrence in the battle,
awaiting the call that will send
them into the fight.
This is the story about sitting
out a battle, the fiery fracas the marines fought at Iwo Jima.
Speculate Whether They'll Get In
Our entire division, which included three infant tv regiments,
was in the reserve. As the convoy moved north towurri * rendez
vous area near Iwo, speculation was rank as to whether or not
we would get into the battle.
The island was so small most didn’t think there’d be room on
It for three divisions and the men who were willing to wager we'd
get ashore got odds.
As the convov approached Iwo, orders were changed and one
regiment of our division was ordered to the alert. It was like a
coach telling a sub to warm up
D-Day came and the two assault divisions landed. The starters
In this "game" had gone ir\, We of ti were off shore in
tramports. Technically, we were the “floating reserve,'' the 'bench''
being a whole group of attack trarv-iiorts and cargo vessel-
The word made the rounds of our ship that the captain of the
■hip had a son. a sergeant, making the landing in the assault with
the Fifth Regiment. This brought all hands closer to the battle
■nd we all shared the skipper s anxiety for hi- son.
'Any Word of Skipper's Son?' All Ask
We felt for him strongly, for here was a father with his son
■*horr. and shore was fire and misery and everything awful Any
word about the skipper’s ton” became a common query. There was
no word for seven da>* Then the boy himself came aboard, a
bright and clean-cut lad of 20. the skipper’s onlv son. He had been
through a week of fire but was cheerful, full of spirit and life. He
Visited with his father for a few' hours, then went back to the beach.
Two days later the hoy esmr back to the ship, lie had been
through more fire. He was still cheerful. He talked to his dad
about his mother. He was worried about his mother. He wondered
how she'd take it. TAKE IT? A Jap mine had gotten the hoy.
The aecond visit to his father's ship he was minus both legs,
one arm and the hand on the other. Vet he was alive, lived for
aeveral hours, conscious and worried about how his mother would
take It until he passed away aboard his father's ship.
From the decks of our ships we could see b:g Jap shells ex
ploding behind our lines Several nights we lookro on as our am
munition dump* burned and exploded, making pyrotechnic displays
but making it clear that vital artillery shells were being lost and
that the Japs were raising hell behind our lines.
One Place to Land, One Place to Go
A few davs later the second of the three infantry regiment- in
®ur division was committed, and we were placed on 15-minutr -tand
b>. We had debarkation drills riailv
We kept abreast of the situation We studied aerial photos.
•nd when our titxije. were bold up we knew why. Iwo Jima was
for defense
ie wa- only one place an Invading l< rc< could land finer
force landed, there wa- onlv one way it could go The Japs
knew that and*had donfc a beautiful job of getting ready. It was
just like a football game in which one of the teams was allowed
only one plav. It had to use that play, and only that play, even
though the othrr tram knew it and hud ft ‘■f** *-■*l d*dket-uf».
1o stop it. The marines had one play on Iwo. and although they
were smeared time after time, they kept on driving.
Intensive study of pictures and the re|M>rts by casualties
made It clear that the terrain on Iwo was the worst yet encoun
tered. both from a tactical and phvsical standpoint. The volcanic
ash was a powdery duj*t; you sank into It when you walked, it
filtered through your clothes Into your skin. It didn’t do your
lungs any good when It got In them, which it did.
We learned from casualties that a lot of our tri*nd< had l>een
killed. We had a spanking new second lieutenant aboard our ship.
He was a replacement, was sent ashore to take over what wa- left
of a hard-hit platoon. He hadn't been ashore a da> when the word
came back that he had been killed.
As Baffle Rages, Men Waif, Waif . . .
The casual!irs were the most mutilated we had ever seen Giant
Jap mortars, rockets and artillery were taking off nior< arm- and
legs than we had experienced previously
They were fighting a historical battle ashore and we on the
floating bench waited. Waited. Waited. We were scared, but we
wanted to go in; let there be no mistake about that.
Our regimental commander darn near got himself locked up
trying to get us into the fight. The privates kept pestering me,
“When are we going in, captain, when are we going in"" Our bat
talion commander was raring to go, and he kept trying to find out
when, when we were going ir..
I find it almost unavoidable to analyze the psychology
whereby men and officers are sineerely desirous of subjecting
themselves to a fight when they can see beforehand what It might
cost them. In spite of the presence of mutilated casualties, arm
leas, legless, disfigured, maimed; In spite of the knowledge of the
fact that the Japs were using new and powerful weapons, in spite
of the dismal conditions, the Intricately and heavily defended
positions. In spite of a stark realization that to go ashore meant
hell for all and the end for many, the marines wanted to go in.
The answer is probably the fact that the American b«>y is an
eternal optimist, but what is rhore, he holds more dear than Mfe itself
bis He If-respect. It is hardest of all to be around when there's a
fight, to know your friends are in it, and not join them.
To those of us who were at Iwo, but not in the fight, there shall
always he a question?
“What would have happened to us had we gone In?”
_ We’ll never know. Like the guy on the bench who expected
into the game—but didn’t.
Ike Anticipating
Giants-Braves' Game
—Gen. Dwight D Eisenhower let
It be known today that he is
looking forward to seeing the
New York Giants play the Bos
ton Braves at the New York Polo
Ground* next Tuesday.
% A
Dolph Camilli Signs
With Red Sox Nine
Dolph Camilli. left-handed first
baseman, has agreed to terms
with the Boston Red Sox and
will join the club within a week,
it was announced today. Camilli
recently was released by Oakland.
Polynesian, 12-1 Shot,
Wins Rich Preakness
Hoop Jr. Second,
Darby Dieppe 3d
Mr*. P. A. B. Widener’s Poly
nesian bested the mighty Hoop Jr.
today and won the richest Break*
ness in the history of old Pimlico.
A sweating, shirt-sleeved crowd
of 30,(XX) saw the fleet son of Un
breakable, * with Wayne Wright
bobbing in the saddle, break on
top ann run the Kentucky Derby
champion into the Jight tan track
before they hit the first turn.
He stayed on top all the
finished two and a half lengths
in front of the favert'd Rose Run
Polynesian ran the mile and
three-sixteenths in 1:58 4-5. Darby
Dieppe, third in the Derby, once
more came home in the show
The Widener winner returned
$26.00, $6.70 and $3.80, having left
the gate a 12 to 1 shot in the
field of nine. Hoop Jr. paid $3.20
and $2.60 and Darby Dieppe gave
his backers a $4.30 pay off
The Doge was fourth. Pavot,
fifth; Sea swallow, Sixth: Alexis,
seventh; Adorns, eighth and Boba
net. ninth.
Polynesian shattered the dream
that Hoop Jr., the pride of Ala
bama contractor F. Red Hooper,
would become one of turfdom’s
greats by adding the Preakness
and Belmont Stakes to his Derby
triumph. Only six horses in his
tory have turned that feat Sir
Barton. Gallant Fox, Omaha. War
Admiral. Whirlaway and Count
Fleet—and little Hoop was not of
their company.
Polynesian, a supplementary
starter who wasn't named origi
nally for the run for the black
eyed Susans, earned the richest
purse in the 55 runnings of this
historic fixture. The gross value
of the purse was $87,670 and the
net value to Mrs. Widener wa*
$66,170, more than Hoop Jr.'s
winnings of $64,850 in the Derby.
The time. 1:58 4-5, did not men
ace the Preakness record of 1:57
which bargain-buy Alsab set in
1942. But it was plenty good
enough to win.
It was tight going for a while,
as the field blasted out of the
barrrier with Hoop Jr and Pavot.
the undefeated 1944 juvenile
champion, matching strides along
the rail and the others bunching
down the middle. But on the first
trip past the grandstand and down
the turk into the back stretch.
Polyne-ian sticking his muzzle
into the lead.
William Helis Rounders, piloted
by Freddie Remeisrheid who was
to ride Helis' Adonis in the Preak
ness scored a five-length win in
the $30,000 added Dixie Handicap,
the race before the run for the
He Rolls was second and Gay
Bit third as Rounders rolled over
the mile and three-sixteenths in
1 56 4-s—just two-fifths of a sec
ond over the Dixie record of
1 56 2-5 set by Riverland in 1943.
It was one-fifth of a second faster
than Alsab’s 1942 Preakness rec
Boston Beats
Dodgers in 12th
BOSTON, June 16 »l'pt Curt
Davis made a balk, an error and
a wild pitch in the twelfth inning
to help Boston to a 6-5 victory
nvrr Brooklyn todav, snapping the
Dodgers win streak at seven
Davis was the sixth Brooklyn
pitcher in the lengthy battle, in
which the Dodgers used 20 players
and Boston 16,
Stank* 2b 6 ? 4 2 ruSlf-f *l4 4
R'.»»n rs A 0 1 ft Holmes r 5 2 10
Gaian If 4 17 0 Uramn 1 v 1 o 7
Walker rs 4 1 7 0 Mdwß * • 4 l l o
Olmo lb a 1 4 t Cilnwtr.rf * 1 a o
Schultl 1 4 110 1 Mi 1 1 *2*o
Dantono r * 1 4 .1 dßamaey o o o o
g-Lombrdl 0 0 0 0 Mulrl 2 2 S l
Hull,i A 2 1 4 Drew. 2 A O 4 7
Andrew! c 0 o l o Pyl» p .7 1 o o
Harriot p 1 0 0 0 Tobin p 1 o o O
Rudolph p O 0 O l eNleman J o o 0
• Whit* 0000 Htchng! p 0 o o o
Bilker P 0000 inline 0000
b-Bordgry 1 0 0 0 Hfferth r 1 O 1 0
Pfund p 0 0 0 0 hwitelmn 0 0 0 0
nuVi iooo
Klnc p 0 0 0 2
f-Sandlock 10 0 0
Total! V» 12*34 IS T ■•• k O II 3» h
a P.tttrd for Rudolph |p mrntli
b-Batlcd for Purer In itlr.'li
f Ba'*»d for Prund In teri’h
f-Rattrd for King In ttrelft ■
( Kan for Dun’onio in twalfu
* <»n* out whan •Inning run *. ,eo
dßan for Mark In tenth
aHattad for TnOin In lent!
Mtm for H-'ffrrth In twelfth
IBa'tad for Mutihlngk In twiifth
Bt Hiklyn 100 000 20? 000—%
Boston o?o 300 000 on I—«
Bung Stanky. Rown, Galan. Ba-.tn»kl,
Whl'r. Culler, Glllanaa'ar Mark Ma.l Wltrl
rr»nn. P>l* Krrorg—Ol mo Harlntkl. Mark.
Orr»» Run» batted In-Olmn Ma.l ? Pvia.
Holmat Mrdwlrk. Galan 3 R ran, Wt.ker
i Wfltriir.ann t< orad on wild pitch In 12'h i ;
L*ft on baser—Hutton 13 Brooklyn Id Two I
baa* hlta—olm<> Marl Pv|e Slack Galan.
Thr** bat* hit—Marl Sacrifice Mtt— Mast. 1
j Dantonlo Stolen bat*—Galan
Runs for the Week
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faamt t. M T. W. T r ft Tit.
V-w T-rk__ 1 • ‘ • 4 J 4 f i I
Ivt-lHuah 1* « ; I ft !1* 4F
Moohltti It* * : I ft 9
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1V4*041 | IIJ 111 lit ft * • M
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Poll Gives Vets
College Choice
—College athletes discharged
from the armed forces should be
permitted to attend the school of
their choice and not be forced to
the schools they attended a* civil
ians. college presidents believe,
according to a poll made public
The national survey of univer
sity heads was taken by the
American College Publicity Asso
The inquiry shower! that 97 col
lege heads .thought a veteran
should he permitted to plav at
the school of his choice. Five
thought not.
But while they arc In favor of
giving the returning servicemen
"every chance.” the presidents
made it clear that they arc not
for letting down the bars in an>
The Rev. John J Cavanaugh,
vice president of Notre Dame,
warned that some “curbs should
be put on the participation of a
veteran, which would do away
with the many abuses that will
Hank Due Here
In a Few Days
llank Greeniietg. Tiger slugger
of ihe prewar day*, is exp**cted to
report here Tuesday or Wednes
day, according to Jack Zeller, gen
eral managger of the Tigers.
Previously it wa* announced in
-the East that Hank who wh*~fa—
turned to civilian status a few
days ago after his long service in
the armed force*, planned to take
several week* of rest, then report
to the Detroit team next month.
Maj. Ed Walker
To Coach Air Force
June 16 (UP) —Maj. Edgar L
< Ed > Walker. Stanford Great, ath
letic director and football coach
for eight vrar* and later Tad Wie
man’s associate at Princeton until
he came into military service in
1942, will coach the Second Air
Force Sufierbombers in the coming
grid season, it wa* announced to
day at Second Air Force head
quarters here
* 7 f*4 ,*Wm
~ Intimation*! %ow»4 Phot*
Amber Light Takes
Opening Day Feature
Charles T. Fisher* Dixiana Farm, reputed to have the be«t
balanced racing stable in its history, made its opening bid for honors
of the 85-dav Detroit meeting when Amber Light outran 12 rivals
for an easy 'triumph in the SIO,OOO Boots and Saddles handicap at
the Detroit race track Saturday afternoon.
A paid attendance of 21,365
packed the Fair Grounds to the
rails as racing made its belated
return to the Detroit sports scene
after breaking through a series of
legal obstacles. The fans made
Amber Light an even money
favorite in the big race and the
5-year-old son of Pilate took care
of the rest.
George Krehbiel’s Golden Man
and the Mrs. Roy Carruthers'
Jimmie took turns at the lead but
jockey Steve Brooks, the new
Dixiana rider, bi ought Amber
Light along on the outside to chal
lenge at the head of the stretch.
Just half a dozen strides on
even terms and then Brooks had
the favorite on top to stay. Amber
Light thudded under the w ire with
more than two lengths to spare,
with Jimmie second by two
lengths over C. F. Martin s Bring
Me Home. H. H. Fauccet te s Gay
Days was fourth in the field of 13.
Billy Bumjis from the Bomar
Stable owned by Charles B. Bohn
and Peter A. Markey of Detroit
surprised nine smart 2-vear-old
rivals with a four length victory
in the SS,O(X) Inaugural purse.
Boh Murphy, the 2 to 1 favorite
from the stable of Dave Fergu
son of Detroit, was jammed up at
the three-eighth* j»ole and wa*
lucky to finish third, a head l>e
hind Gregalach. from the stable
of R. S. McLaughlin. Canadian
General Motors president.
Wee Admiral and Gregalach
took turns at the pace until Herb
Claggett, Bomar's new contract
rider, brought the son of Grand
Slam up on the outside to take
the lead turning for home It was
Billy Bumps’ first victory in three
starts and he paid sll7O, after
running the 4 1 - furlongs 54 3-5.
Longest price of the day was
the $22.50 paid by Chief Martin's
Believe the 5-year-old on which
Brooks forced by four length* in
the $7,500 Man O War Handicap
with the Bomar Stable's Scot’s
Bill, second and Mrs Edward Me-
Cuan's Wise Moss, third
Wise Moss was the 6-3 choice
hut the 7-year-old mare, winner
of many a stake here* wasn't up
(Continued on Page Three)
Tigers Take 2 Games,
Lead Yankees By l'h
Tiger Box Scores
de raoiT Chicago
All M O A Afl H O A
Hoover t S t 4 .7 HorketLcf ,s 3 .7 0
Ma )>' 2 5 0 7 4 SchaUA 7 0 6 7
C tin bln* f 3 13 0 t Mui« 10 0 0
York i 4 2 s 2 Cur.:*lit r 4 1 10
McHal* 1 0 0 3 0 LHrkohot 12 10 0
b-Vt*-t,b 0 0 0 0 Cuccnlo 3 4 113
Cran*r ct 4 2 1 0 .*•» >•. 1 4 7*l
Or.taw I 5 3 10 Ml< harla.t 4121
Malar 3 4 112 Tr*ir e 3 2 4 ’
Swift c 4 2 2 2 Lcpaf 9 2 111
Hchard* e 0 o i 0 i< o i» o o
Miller ,e 0 0 0 0 i ßauer 1000
c-Uatctier 1 1 0 0
« Bnrt m 0000
Overmrt p 4 10 3
Trout.p 10 0 1
To'alf 41 14 27 17 Totaxa 33X127 13
a-Kan for Swift In tlfhth.
b-Kan tor York In nlnUi
c-Battad for Rlcitarda In nlnlb.
d Batted for Rom In ninth.
e-Battrd for Shaik in ninth
DETROIT 000 220 003—7
Chlcaio 020 200 010—5
Runa—Hoover Cullrnbln*. Webb, Cramer 2.
Outlaw Maler. Cucclnello 2. Na jtei 2.
Michael! Run* batted tn—Lopat 2 MaUr 2
Cucclnello. Treih. Cullenblnc. York Nigel.
H itet’.er 2 Errora —Cucclnello. OutUw Dint
!hot Two-baae hlta—Maler. Cullenbtne. Curt
right, Three-baae hit—Nagel, Home run—
Cucclnello Sacrifice hlta—Schaik Tre*h.
Lopat, Dlckahot Stolen baaa—Cucclnello Left
on baa*-*— Detroit 11, Chicago 4 IV.ub.*
plays—Mayo to Hoover to York. Michael! to
Scl.alk to Nagel. Overmlre to Hoover to Ynr«
Bitten on ball!—Off Overmlre 1 off Lopa 1 3,
Ruta 1 Struck out—By Lopat 4 Hit!—
Off Overmlre 11 in 7»x inning! off Lopat
13 In *>, Inning*. Umpires—Paaaaiella. Rue
and Plpgrat
Detroit Chic voo
Webb » 7 2 n l H rkf cl 4 o 7 n
Mavt 2 5 7 S 2 Schaik 2 7 0 12
Cllnbne r 5 7 1 n Baker 2 loot
York 1 4 15 1 Crtrlght r 2 1 2 n
C'amer > * 4 0 2 0 Dlcklhot 1 4 0 2 o
Outlaw I! 4 0 2 0 Ccclnllo 7 7 1 n 0
Male. 3 2 114 a-Orngo.3 1 o n o
Plf *ard» e 7 O 7 o Nagel 1 4 o*l
Nwhukti p 4 1 1 3 Michael.* 7 n ► 1
Treah c 3 3 7 1
Hmphr» p 2 o o 3
b-C*tlno p 1 1 o o
Papptah.p 0000
Total! 45 1 2 Total* 31 «37 9
b-Batted for Humphries In eighth
DETROIT 101 110 2 00—6
; Chicago 001 000 000—l
1 Runa—Mayo 3 Cullenbtne. York. Richard*.
Treih. Run* batted In—York 3. Cullenblne 3.
Hockett Webb Two-ba»e hit*—M*yo 2
Treah Malet Horn* run* —York Cullenblne
Left on b*»ei—Detroit 7 Chicago f>. D>'Ub'e
p.ay»—Mayo to Y'-rk Maler to Mayo to Y< r k
B»<*| on b»:i»—Off NewhouMT 2 off Hu-
P' rlei 4 S'ruck out —By Newrhou»er 7 h-.
Humphrlei 2 Hl**—Off Humprle* 10 in 5
inning* wild pitch— N»» t-.ouier, Umpiiea—
Rue. Ptpgrai and Paiiarella
Probable Pitchers
Chicago (Wrst 6-5 and F.ricknon 2-1’ *'
Cincinnati ■ Heun»r 5-3 and Bowman 3-0
St l.'-uti 'Wllk* 3 4 and Burkhard! 5-3
a' Pittsburgh iCerheauter 3-3 and Sewell
Bn-oklvn i Gregg 5-4 and Lombardi 4-3 > at
B >• >n -Cooper 6-0 and Logan 3-1
PM adetphla 'Barrett 4-6 and Wyatt O-e
at New Yora > Voiielie 6-5 and Feldman o-4
VMf ft It 4* LEAGUE
f?'»'on (O Neill 3-1 and Wllann 2-3 > at
Wathlnaton i -2 and Ullrich 1-0
New York (Donald 5-2 and Dubiet 4-5 at
Phl.adeiphia (Chrlitopher 10-2 and Gaaa
»<■?' 1-5
Cleveland (Smith 1-S and Crorrek 7-21 at
St Lula 'Potter 4-6 and Muncrlrf 3-2
DETROIT lOrrell 2-2 and Mueliv 1-2 at
Chicago i Lee 7-4 and Haynei 4-5'
Orrell, Mueller
To Face Chisox
CHICAGO. June 16-Joe Orrell
and Lee Mueller will pitch for the ;
Tigers against the White Sox in a
double-header here this Sunday.
Thornton and Joe Haynes are
booked to fling for Chicago.
James (Sack) Miller, catcher
who lejoined the Tigers in Chi
cago, was in uniform. Miller has
been working in a Texas w ar plant
and playing semi-pro ball in Fort
Pinky Higgins came down from
Great Lakes to sec his old Tiger
pals play. Great Lakes, with the
ex-Tiger at third base, will play
Notre Dame this Sunday. Johnny
Gorsica. also at the Lakes, visited
the Tigers at their hotel. Gorsica
pitches for Great Lakes.
How They Stand
W L Pot. *G.B.
DETROIT 29 18 .617
New York 27 21 .568 2' 2
Boston 25 24 .510 4
St. Louis 28 24 .480 5
Chicago 24 26 .480 6'*
Washington 22 24 .478 6'j
Cleveland 21 25 .457 7'j
Philadelphia 10 28 .404 10
♦Games behind leader.
li» I KOI l II ( hkatu 2
N.» litrk >1 rhlUdrlptita 2
I l.irlind il M. I.uuli 111.
Ho. 101 lat Hubmilon II
vtll Hun * R» >1 LIS
m I ROII 7-4, ( hlrafo SI
rhil*<lf!phta 4. fftm Anrk X. 10 Innlnia
» j.hinflon 4 80.t..n 0
t If \r Unit at SI. I.nai«, tnromplr (r.
jrW L M
Pittshurgh 80 21 .588
Brooklyn 80 21 .‘>BB
New York 80 21 .588
St. Louis 27 28 .540
( hicago 25 22 .528
Boston 25 25 .500
Cincinnati 22 26 .150
Philadelphia 12 42 .222
Ro*tnti at Chiral” I 2 I.
I’hlladflphla at Pttt.burih <1 .
HrooU.n at Cincinnati l2>.
»<• lork at St l.oalt 2'
Ro.iop •. BrovkUn I, 12 Innmr*
si LonU IS. eni.hnrfh lO
S»w lork at Phlladrlphla, Incomplete
Onl7 (am« arhrdalrd
Taylor Pilots Yale
NEW HAVEN. June Ifi 11 ’P»— !
Election of Taylor (Turk» As* j
bury, Cincinnati, is captain of the!
1945 Yale baseball team was an-:
nouneed here
York, Cullenbine
Aid Hal's No. 9
CHICAGO. June 16— Harold
Newhouser bagged his ninth vic
tory and Roy Cullenbine and
Rudy York added to their homa
run totals a* the Tigers swept
both ends of a double-header from
the White Sox, 7 to 5, and 6 to 1,
I today.
The victories boosted the Tig
ers’ league lead to two and one
half games as the Yankees suc
cumbed to the Athletics.
A crowd of 5.996 saw the
Tigers snap a Chicago winning
streak, which had reached four.
It w,.- the first appearance of
the Tigers in Comiskey Park this
year. Other scheduled games here
were rained out.
With a six-hit performance,
Newhouser pitched his team to an
easy triumph in the second as
his mates punched out 11 hits, 10
of which came off Johnny Hum
phries, who hurled eight innings
before being lifted for a pinch
Newhouser’s wild pitch in the
third inning cost him a shutout.
Mike Tresh led off with a single,
moved to second on an infield out
and took third on the sour toss.
Tresh scored as Oris Hockett was
retired at first.
The Cullenbine and York homers
were their fifth and fourth, re
spectively. York’s, driven far into
the lower deck in left field, came
in the fifth with two out and no
|one on base. Roy's was tagged in
• the seventh with Eddie Mayo on
! base and was parked in the lower
deck in right.
Time* Photo
Bestdes his homer, Cullenbine
also posted two singles. Mayo also
bagged three hits, two of them
two baggers.
With a single, Lopat in the sec
ond inning, drove in two runs that
gave the White Sox an early lead
in the first game.
Bunching three hits with two
away, the Tigers seored two to
tie the count in the fourth. Maier
hated home the pair after Cramer
and Outlaw’ had singled. But the
Tigers’ joy was short-lived as the
Sox struck back with two in the
home half of the fourth. Cucci
nello's homer accounted for one
and Nagel scored the other after
he had whacked out»a triple.
However, the Tigers posted two
in the fifth and once again the
score was deadlocked. Cullenbine
and York batted the tallies across.
In the eighth the Sox put over
what looked like a winning run.
Curtright led off with a double
to right and took third on Dick
shot’s sacrifice.
Here Trout entered the picture.
With Cuccinello at bat, tJhe Sox
attempted a squeeze play, a dar
ing maneuver nipped in the bud by
a great play by Trout. He fielded
the ball near the first base foul
line and, while off balance, tossed
to Richards at the plate, retiring
But Nagel dumped a Texas
leaguer into short center field
which scored Cuccinello from sec
ond. which the veteran had stolen.
With one out in the ninth. York
and Cramer walked. Webb ran
for York and when Outlaw came
1o bat he faced Ross, who had
n placed Lopat on the mound.
Outlaw grounded to Nagel at first
and Webb and Cramer moved up
a base.
Maier was given an Intentional
pass, after which Hostetler, bat
ting for Richards, singled to left,
Maier also scored when Tresh
fumbled a throw from the outfield.
Polish Century Club
Holds Baseball Party
Polish Century Club of Detroit
will hold a baseball party June
19 at a twilight game at Briggs
Stadium. Following the game
members will attend a dinner at
the clubhouse. 1880 East Grand
Good Bid Winner
CHICAGO, June 16 fINSi
Good Bid, with Bobby Campbell
in the saddle, won the so,ooo
added LaSalle Handicap at Haw
thorne race track today.

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