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The Detroit tribune. (Detroit, Mich.) 1935-1966, August 05, 1950, Image 24

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'No Barnstorming' -Robinson
Miss Gibson Cracks Tennis Bars;
Defeats Her First Opponent
Leads Way
“What a man"—i.** ‘hi
hoy. -I"hn Mclntosh!
Hr* ua< a tri ]>le w inr.t - ii
the annua! Department f
Parks contest for r.i'.v*
>v in n*• r- at Roujrc ! k.r»
Saturday. Represent k*
Antnir e VM(’A in the sw;n*
rn n y carni\ al. Mr!nv*v*
sw am to three* char r’< "
M Irt 13 v. <j; - . i.r
"••• t * - * i n t!. i 4 ll r> - t♦ r { * (
>’ In thv 25- r •n. -brtr -
ct : ,■; . ;. * ( » r - •■ v ♦ • - ♦; 4 * *f - ' . ‘
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Jirr. Price of St. Antc.r.e f.r,-
ished first in the 25-rr.etc-r back
stroke and third in the 2S-rr.e
ter free style. Ken Eclicr. a.sc
of St. An*o.ine was seconc ;n
the 25-meler breast stroke
while Bobby Wilson, another
Antoine natalor, came ir. thirc
'See ST. ANTOINE. Pare 2!
Robinson To Manage
Puerto Rican Baseball Team
Brooklvn-Jackie R< \-
he will not barnstorm thi- fa
Mwvz club in the Puertc Ric
to mid-February.
Robinson, Larry Dofcy. Den
Newcombe and several ether
major leaguers teamec up fer
a barnstorming tour las. 2 year.
However, Robinson stated that
he is ‘interested in mastermind
ing the destinies of the Maye
que* club."
On Bench
The brilliant Brooklyn Doctor
second baseman has barnstormed
each year since becoming z ma
or leaguer, and mad** « fair
ound of the banquet- circuit, re
porting overweight eacn year
causing Branch Rickey a numttr
yf headaches.
Spending most of his time on
the bench, while dirt-cting the
play of his team, may help to
keep the National League’s Most
Valuable Player in “playing con
dition *’
Should he fail to retire or be
aold next year, he will start his
fourth year in the big time, since
clashing the “all-white” setup in
with the aid of Rickey.
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JOHN McINTOSH. represent
ing St. Antoine YMCA in the
annual Greater Detroit Novice
Aquatic carnival held at Rouge
Park last Saturday, was a
triple winner placing first in
•n announced thU week that
il but will manage the Maya
• n League from mid-October
Angott, West, Davis
Top Speedway Card
John L. Davi i, lightweight, be
| gan drills this week for his Aug
jth fight at Motor City Speed
way with Harold (Baby Face)
Sam Angott. former lightweight
•hampion. will box Sonny Boy
West from Seattle on the same
program. Both attractions are
. over the ten-round route.
George Kell may be batting
.359 and Jackie Robinson .370.
but Old Man Weather is right
in there slugging too. Seems as
ii it is hitting around .500 this
week. The rain cooled it off
just lonir long enough to heat
up the Yankees. . Incidentally
their percentage coming into
Detroit was .632 and they are
pushing the Tigers' 634.
three events for boys under 15
years of age. At 13, he is one
of the city's more promising
natators. Coach Oatha "Guddy"
Wilson is high in his praise of
the lad.
Clown's Top
Batting Star
To Colorado
Sum Har is ton, Indianapolis
C lowns outfielder, was bought bv
the Colorado Springs Skysoxs
this week and has already re
poi te and to that team, member of
the Western League.
Hariston, when bought by the
Skysor, was leading the Na
tional Negro American League in
batting with an average of .454,
including 16 home runs and 18
doubles. He had scored 40 runs
and collected 70 hits in 51 games
this year.
Indianapolis currently is lead
ing the Eastern division of the
league with 27 wins and 16 losses
for a percentage of .628. while
Baltimore Elite Giants are closest
rivals in division with 10 wins
against 9 losses for .520 average.
First To Compete
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J.—Miss Althea Gibson made
history Monday as she defeated Mrs. Virginia Rice John
son of New Haven, Ohm., 6-1, 6-3 in the first of the turf
court championships of the Eastern Lawn Tennis Associa
tion. It was the first time in the history of the organiza
tion that a Negro had participated, in a grass court tourna
ment under the auspices of the United States Lawn Tenlu*
Native New Yorker
Miss Gibson, a native New
Yorker, and who has competed
in national indoor tournaments
and the national clay court
championships, recently defeat
ed Mrs. Johnson with ease.
"The slender New Yorker, play
ing with poise made an excel
lent showing in the opening set
against an opponent of long
experience and former rank,"
according to tournament of
"Fight Bug" Bites
Joe Louis Barrow
‘Apparently, former Heavyweight Champion, J<>e
Louis will attempt to regain his title, vacated in March,
1940. His opponent will probably be Ezzard Charles —
present champion In 47 states. Louis, of course, states
that he is returning to the ring in order to pay off his in
come taxes for 1947, but it appears that Joe has been bit
ten by the “fight bug.” .
SYDNEY, Australia.— Freddie
Dawson, Chicago welterweight,
left for America on week-end af
ter registering his fifth straight
knockout. His fifth victory' was
over Jean Mougin of France,
Sports On 22-23
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Miss Gibson executes forehand
and backhand strokes. Her sense
of position is quite keen and she
offers fast service to the not,
above the average for women.
For the past few years, she has
practically dominated tennis play
in competition in exclusively Ne
gro tournaments. Observers point
out that she will be a much hot
ter player once she masters her
alert, fast and speedy maneuvers.
Should Jo* re-enter the ring
and win hit title, he would be
come the first ex-heavyweight
champion to succeed in "recap
turing" the coveted crown.
Presently, it looks as if Louis
will get a crack at E/./ard
Charles’ title. However, then i*
a possibility that the Bombei r...y
be denied a shot at the title jn
Although Louis repeatedly staU
ed that he would not attempt to
fight again, it is apparent that he
has decided that he has nothing
to lose by ‘‘tackling’’ Charles or
anyone elsewhere in the heavy
weight division.

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