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Manager of the Year? Then Consider Luke Sewell of the Browns
The Monitor-Leader
In This Comer
At the last glance, the Detroit Tigers were AAV O L. from
the American League pennant race. Such lack of activity on
their part is not surprising to readers of this column, who have
known since April that thj Tigers would not be in the pennant
race, inasmuch as we said so.
We also said that the Brooklyn Dodgers would win the
World Series last Fall, but that, in the words of Mr. Kipling,
is another story. And a sad one. About $5 worth.
Now everyone who reads the papers knows what is the
trouble with the Tigers. No hit, no field. Those are simple
words which even a college graduate should be able to under
stand. Some critics have suggested that since all of the Tiger
bats are perforated like a sieve, they should be given a 10-yard
handicap. But even then its doubtful if they could score a
touchdown. Mr. Briggs’ boys are hitting at a frightful .245 clip
now—frightful like Bela Lugosi — and apparently nothing out
side of nine tennis rackets can correct them.
This light weight batting average, you 11 note, is remarkable
similar to the .255 figure which the Chicago White Sox carried
last year . . . And as you'll remember, the South Side boys were
generally figured as one of the all-time weak-hitting clubs, chal
lenging their own famed "Hitless Wonders” off 906 . . . This de
cline of the Tigers from their first place position in 1940—when
they hit .286, as did the Boston Red Sox. has been synonymous
with the decline in their standings ... At present, the Detroiters
are boasting the second hurling record of the league, which is a
subject for some comment ... Or rather it would be if the Tigers
weren’t averaging about 1.00 earned run a game off opposing
hurlers . . . Playing no favorites, the Bengals are cousin to one
and all.
The picture for the Tigers might be happier if they could
field . . . But the boys have all booted enough chances to qual
ify for the All-American soccer team. Just where this travesty
on the Tigers’ hopes will end is hard to say . . . But the sit
uation is growing momentarily worse . .: Even the best pictures
grow disheartened when they continually fail to get the proper
sort of support in the field and in the offensive zone—at the
Certainly, the Tigers can fold up their hopes of making it
a pennant contest and put them away in their chest of broken
dreams . . . The tune the N Y. Yankees are playing these days
is a last requieum for the Detroit club . . . The Yanks sing in
a solid trio of good hitting, good fielding and good pitching . . .
And that’s a trio which can beat the soprano solo the Tigers
ooast in their pitching by a margin of a half-dozen arias.
Tam O’Shanter Tournament
Finally Makes Some Sense
Nelson, Little Fire
67's to Grab Lead;
Hogan Cords a 71
CHICAGO, July 24 (/P)—
The Tam O’Shanter Golf tourn
ament, unlimited, made consid
erable sense today for a change,
because Byron Nelson and Law
son Little, two of the game’s
great players, were winging
along in front of the field in the
SISOOO open event with identical
scores of 67—five strokes under
par—after the first round of the
72-hole contest.
This was the first really sane
development of an otherwise
daffy week Tam O’Shantcr,
and it went a long way toward
restoring the reason of many
who had felt themselves slip
ping after the dream-like ex
periences of recent days.
Nelson, last year’s winner
here and possibly the finest
medal player in the game today,
shot his round early to get the
jump on some 138 professionals
and a flock of distracted ama
teurs, who were otherwise
wrapped up in their own match
play championship.
Little, on his record certainly
the most formidable match play
er in the world, came in just be
fore dark last night to tie Nel
son and announce his candidacy
for the first prize of $2,500 that
will be handed out Sunday.
Things thus were closer to nor
mal at Tam O’Shanter today
than would have seemed possi
ble 24 hours ago.
By coincidence, the two lead
ers clashed in the Ryder Cup
matches at Detroit last week
and wound up all square after
36 hard-fought holes. After his
round here, Little said he was
playing his best golf since he
won the National Open title two
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years ago. For his part, Nelson
said he was back on his game
for the first time since he cap
tured the Masters’ meet at At
lanta last Spring.
Gib Sellers of Walled Lake,
Mich., was right behind the
leaders with a 68, while Dick
Metz and Clayton Heafner were
next at 69. Ben Hogan, the
game’s consistent money win
ner, was in threatening position
with a 71.
Three Negro professionals,
Howard Wheeler of Los An
geles, Calvin Searles of New
Orleans and Edison Marshall
of Indianapolis, each equalled
par 72. Wheeler is the long
drink of water who uses a
back-handed grip with such
amazing results.
The amateurs, after two days
of furious battle, had reduced
themselves to a quartet—Mar
vin (Bud) Ward of Spokane,
Wash., the national champion;
John Holmstrom of Rockford,
111 ; Wilford Wchrle of Racine,
Wis., and Mike Stolarik, store
keeper third class at the Great
Lakes Naval Training Station.
Sunday s County
League Schedule
Schedule for Sunday's Ma
comb County Baseball League
was decided last night a meet
ing of league managers, held at
the Monitor-Loader building.
Last Sunday’s card was rained
Arrangements for the two
game knockout playoffs were
also made.
The schedule for Sunday:
Warren at Mount Clemens
Fraser at Center Line
Richmond at New Haven
Sports News
Additional sports news
both local and national—will
be found on Page 7.
{Veteran Fans
Groggy as Club
Rests in Fourth
Team Wins 12 of 14;
Yank Streak Ended;
Bosox Finally Win
.\"orlate<i Prr«a Sports Editor
James Luther (Luke) Sewell,
the 41-year-old pilot of the St.
Louis Browns, is being spoken
( * these days as the manager of
the year and while this may be
premature, it couldn’t happen
to a nicer guy as the saying
Probably no manager of a
frurth place club ever has been
considered for any such recog
nition before, but it has been a
long time since the Browns have
been in the first division at this
extended stage of the American
League pennant race.
The fact that the Browns now
not only are in fourth place, but
have won 12 of their last 14
contests and are just four games
back of the second place Boston
Red Sox, is a glowipg tribute
to the leadership of the soft
spoken University of Alabama
The Browns have given up
half a dozen players to the arm
ed services, but in spite of this
the club has improved due to
judicious trading. Instead of
selling off stars the club has
been able to deal for its own
In addition to his skillful di
rection of the club, Sewell has
made one other recent move of
importance to his club. He has
put himself back on the active
liiH and caught parts of two
games in the last week to give
the veteran Rick Ferrell a rest
while Frank Hayes is ailing.
Sewell worked five innings
yesterday while the Browns
went about beating the Phila
delphia Athletics 9-6. Chet
Laabs, who has developed into a
star recently, made three hits
and Vernon (Junior) Stephens,
who has developed into one of
the outstanding shortstops in the
Major Leagues in one season
under Sewell’s guidance, con
tributed a homer.
This happened while the New
York Yankees were ending their
11-gamc winning streak at
Cleveland and dropping a full
game of their ample lead to
all the first division teams in
the league.
The Yanks had a 2-0 lead and
Big Ernie Bonham was within
a whisper of his fifth shutout,
with two out in the ninth, when
Phil Rizzuto made an error to
give the Indians an opening.
They promptly tied the score
with three singles and then won
the game 3-2 in the.elevonth on
two more singles, one a pinch
hit by Otto Denning to drive
over the deciding run.
The Boston Red Sox halted
their losing streak by nosing
out the Chicago White Sox 5-4
with two runs built around Dom
DiMaggio’s triple in the seventh
inning after Jpc Cronin and
Pete Fox had homcrcd in the
Washington whipped the De
troit Tigers again 5-3 for Alex
Carrasquels third tri um p h
within a week. Bob Repass hit a
home run in the ninth, but the
glory belonged to Rookie Short
stop Johnny Sullivan, who
cleaned the bases w’ith a three
run double in the sixth and then
knocked in one run with anoth
er tw’o-bagger in the eighth.
In the National League the
New York Giants took over un
disputed possession of third
place by out homering the
Pittsburgh Pirates 6 4 Johnny
Mize notched his 19th round
tripper of the year with one on
in the first inning and Babe
Young, converted into
a centerfielder to get him into
the lineup, hit his first of the
season with two on in the fifth.
Young also had two other hits
and drove in a run with a sin
gle in the third. Vince DiMaggio
hit a three-run homer for Pitts
In the only other contest
scheduled, a night affair at Phil
adelphia, the last-place Phils
knocked off the St. Louis Cardi
nals, 4-3, and put them sewn
games behind the league-leading
Brooklyn Dodgers.
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Johnny Berardino, right, gets back his glove and bat from Maj.
Frank E. Benedick as he leaves Army Air Corps to reenter baseball
as infielder with St. Louis Browns.
Haul Out the Drums!
Schwarzkoff Wins One
Nesbitt's Felled, 8-7; Victory, Coming
in Last Inning, Ist of Season for Uticans
Perseverance pays—if only in the end. So the Schwarzkoff
softball team of the Twilight Softball League’s Red division
found last night.
For 11 weeks, the Utica boys have sloughed through their
loop competition without, reaching a victory; as a matter of fact
they have seldom come close to it. Yet, on every night they were
scheduled to play—save one—at least some of the team has
shown up for the old college try.
At Long Last
Moritz, c 3 0 0 0
Newman. 2b 3 2 2 2
Price, If 3 0 0 o
Larrabce. p 3 1 1 0
McCullum, Is 3 0 11
Inman. 3b 3 2 2 0
Diener. lb 2 0 0 2
Trnmblev, lb 1 1 1 0
O’Dell, rs 3 2 11
McPherson, cf l o 0 0
Meyers, cf 2 0 0 0
Hau. rs 2 0 0 •
Totals 28 8 8 fi
Volkenant. 3b 3 2 1 0
Bell horn, lb 4 0 3 1
Weier, p 3 0 0 1
Ratzow. If 2 0 0 0
Srhwaik. cf 3 0 0 0
Baarck. Is 4 0 0 0
Eschcnbutg. c 3 1 0 0
Trombley. 2b 3 1 1 0
Henkel, rs 10 0 0
Klein, rs 1111
Mart us, rs 1 2 o o
Totals 28 7 6 3
ICAAAA to Keep
Its Full Program
NEW YORK. July 24 (/P)
—The ICAAAA plans to main
tain its full sports program for
the next 12 months.
Voting unanimous approval
of a complete program, the
IC4A’s executive committee at
it' annual meeting yesterday de
cided also that, wherever possi
ble. it would "increase and in
tensify competition in order to
take every advantage of sport's
recognized benefits to a nation
at war.”
Dates for the three champion
ship meets for 1942-43 will be
cross country, Nov. 16; indoor
tarck, March 6, and outdoor
track, May 28-29. Sites remain
to be chosen.
Harold R. Gilbert of Penn
State was elected president.
Members of the committee in
clude Athletic Director Ralph
Young of Michigan State.
Fights Last
llv (he AHtrlitfd Pre**
NEW YORK Tami Maur
iello, 180 , New’ York, stopped
Red Burman, 186*2, Baltimore,
(9v>. Lulu Costantino, 127, New
York, outpointed Pedro Her
nandez. 124 H. Brooklyn, (12).
ins. 176. Cleveland, knocked out
Joe Muscato, 186, Buffalo, N.
Y. (5).
NEWARK. N J Danny Ro
sati, 153, Newark, stopped Mike
Piskin, 152, Freehold, N J. (3).
The largest active volcano in
the world is Kilauea. in Hawaii.
Its crater is two miles in diam
Last night, as it must to all
teams, victory came to Schwarz
koff. And in just such a fashion
as it might be expected. Going
into the seventh inning of their
game with Nesbitt's, Schwarz
koff, lagged, 7-6. The first
Schwarzkoff man up, Dave In
man, beat out a bunt and then
took second. Then first-baseman
Louis Trombley singled, scoring
Inman for the tying run. After
an outfield fly. Trombley
crossed the plate as little Ken
MsPherson laid out a single for
the winning run.
Nesbitt’s had taken a 1-0 lead
in the first frame, but in the
second Bob Larrabec, Schwarz
koff hurlor. homcred to tie the
score and the Utica team took
the lead. 2-1, in the third. How
ever. six runs—boosted along
by four errors—gave Nesbitt’s
a big margin in the fourth.
Battling against this lead, the
winners gradually sliced it
down. A single by Norm New
man and a fly led to the third
run. also in the fourth. Then in
the fifth, two singles —by In
man and Phil O’Dell—and an
infield out let in two more runs.
In the sixth, Newman singled
again, beating out the throw to
home as the next man, Don
Price, hit to the infield.
After having counted the ty
ing and winning runs in the
seventh, the winners allowed
only four men to face them in
the last half of the frame. Bob
Lnrrabee, hurling foj Schwarz
koff. allowed six hits —three of
them in the shaky fourth
while Bud Wrier allow’cd the
winners eight. Larrabce allowed
only seven walks, a compara
tively small number for him.
The victory was Schwarzkoff’s
first in 14 starts and virtually
knocked Nesbitt's out of the
Second-baseman Norm New
man and third-sacker Dave In
man paced the winner's, both
getting two for three. Mack
Bellhorn, first baseman, was
the only player on the losers’
team to find the range against
Larrabce; Bellhorn had a three
for four mark, including two
Schwarzkoff .011 121 2—B 8 6
Nesbitt’s 100 501 o—7 5 3
Ratteries: Schwarzkoff —Lar-
rabce and Moritz. Nesbitt's
Weier and Eschenburg.
FLINT </P> All Michi
g; n's top skeet shooters practi
cally without exception will
start firing Saturday at the Wil
i liatns Gun club in three two-day
Michigan opened championship,
t probably the last for the dura
tion A record crowd is expected
| to attend the shoot.
Spruce Inn Has
Assurance of
Playoff Place
Edgt Covtrtd Wagon,
9-8, by Matching
5-Run Rally in 6th
Edging Covered Wagon, 9-8
Spruce Inn assured itself of at
least a tie for the final playoff
position last night in a Red di
vision game on the Covered Wa
gon diamond.
At the same time, the Trailers
buried up further in the league
cellar, suffering their 13th loss
in 15 starts. At that, they came
close to squeezing out a victory.
Five runs in the sixth frame
gave them an 8-4 lead, but the
victors matched the five runs in
the last half of the same inning
and both teams went scoreless in
the final frame.
Covered Wagon had taken a
one-run lead in the first, stretch
ed it to two in the second—both
tallies were initiated by walks—
and then added a third in the
third for a 3-0 margin. Donny
Vernier, hurled for Spruce Inn,
allowed only three hits, but seri
ously jeopardized his team’s
chances with 14 walks, he struck
out 10 opponents.
Spruce Inn finally counted a
run in the fourth and then
chalked up three in the fifth to
take a 4-3 lead. A walk and er
ror put two men on in the fifth
and Donny Vernier cleaned the
bases with a triple off Hupert;
Vernier scored on a stolen base.
Behind, Covered Wagon made
a serious atempt at a victory in
the sixth. Henry Duckert, first
man up, tripled. Wilson gained
a walk and Colan Pipe tripled to
score him. Duckert having cross
ec the plate on a passed ball.
Then two more walks, a passed
ball and wild pitch led to the
other tallies.
However, Spruce Inn bounced
back with Vernier’s triple and
Walter Bobcean’s double spark
ing the rally, though four errors
contributed. Vernier and his
brother, Ken. both marked two
hits in four trips for the win
ners while the losers three hits
were scattered.
Benoit, rs 3 ® ® ®
Bleakly, lb 112,
Duckert. 1* ill,
Wilaon. c 1 1 ? 1
Peltier. If J * ? ®
Redloske, 3b 1 1 ? «
Kreiner. rs 12 1,
Hupert, p 3 0 0 |
Total' 22 8 3 11
School, lb ? 1 ? 2
DeLaßue. c 4 2 l o
Rocker. 2b 4 1 b 1
D. Vernier, p 4 2 2 0
Houthoofd. 3b 4 1 , ?
Hockln, Is 4 0 11
Bobcean. If 3 1 1 2
K. Vernier, cf 4 1 2 0
Hall, rs 4 0 0 0
Totals 34 9 J 9
Spruce Inn 000 135 o—9 8 2
Cov. Wagon 110 105 o—B 3 11
Batteries: Spruce Inn Ver
nier and DeLaßue. C. W.—Hu
pert and Wilson.
Barney’s Tailors, in first place
in the Fumble Softball League,
strengthened their position last
night by dumping the last-place
Rickard’s team, 15-4, in a game
at the Eagles diamond.
Taking a 2-0 lead in the first
inning off three successive hits,
one a two-bagger by Dopp, the
winners were never threatened,
adding four more tallies in the
second. A home run by Rivard
in the third, a triple by Saun
ders in the fifth and another
homer, by pitcher Charles Pe
geol in the seventh, sparked the
The losers, who could never
quite find the range against
Pegelo, rapped out a pair of
triples, by Merritt Willmarth
and Linderman, but could annex
no homers and few doubles.
Pegelo with two singles and a
homer in four trips, paced his
team at the plate while Bob
Kepsel, right short for Rickard’s
had a two for two mark to top
his team.
Barney's 242 021 4—15 16 3
Rickard's 011 010 I—4 115
Batteries: Barney’s— Pegelo
and Klein. Rickard's—Goff and
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Top-Flight Pitchers
to Appear at Benefit
Dairy Team Plays
at Home Tonight
The Mount Clemens Dairy
team, in second place of the
Macomb County Baseball
League, will play a practise
game at 6:30 this evening.
The locals will play host to
an all-Negro team from Sel
fridge Field on the Covered
Wagon diamond in a tuneup
for their loop battle against
Warren here on Sunday.
Girls Extend
Winning Mark
to 20 Games
The Fisher’s Towers girls
wrote No. 20 into the record
book last night as they marched
to a 7-5 victory over Algqqac at
Algonac in a Blue Water Soft
ball League game.
Undefeated this season, the
girls extended their record
breaking streak of wins to 20
games. Their previous mark was
18 straight and every game that
they tack on now extends the
The locals spotted their op
ponents a five-run lead yester
day and then, their record
threatened, bounced back with
seven runs in three frames for
the victory. Chalking up one
run in the first inning, the losers
udded four in the third as four
errors in a row put four players
on, followed by a base-cleaning
Having nearly kicked the
game away, Manager Bill La-
Croix’s team came back in the
fourth with a single, a two run
homer by Jerry Quandt, a single
and a double by Gloria Moore.
The homer was the ninth for
An error followed by a pitcher
Jean Randolph's double in the
fifth gave the Towers team a
slim, 6-5 lead and they added the
clinching run in the sixth on two
Catcher Keitha Campbell with
two for thf(Te and huiler Jean
Randolph, with two for four,
paced the locals.
FT 000 421 o—7 9 4
Algonac 104 000 o—s 4 6
Batteries: FT —Randolph and
Campbell. Algonac—Kare and
Tiges Bounced;
Face Yankees
DETROIT, July 24 OP)
The skidding Detroit Tigers
had hoped to put on the brakes
to their losing ways at Briggs
Stadium, where they have been
moderately successful this year,
but they dropped the rubber
game of their series with the
lowly Washington Senators yes
terday and now the World
Champion New York Yankees
are in town.
The Tigers got the relatively
large total of ten hits yesterday,
but the Senators made better
use of seven safeties to win, 5
to 3, for the 10th time in 17
games between the clubs this
year. The victory, third in a
week, went to Alejandro Car
rasquel, Venezuelan right-hand
er, whose four triumphs include
three over Detroit.
While trailing the Senators,
the Tigers still have an even
break with the Yankees in 14
games. Big A1 Benton is Bak
er's choice to face Spud Chand
ler on the mound today. The
Yankees are here for single
games tomorrow and Sunday.
Blue Merchants vs. Busi
ness Men at St. Mary's.
Red Owls Club vs. Hill
crest at Griffith.
Junior—Gasow Boat vs. Mer
chants at Consumers.
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to service your car no
matter what make Nor
does it matter what it
needs. And, our service
is prompt.
45 So. Gratiot Mt. Clemens
Girls Who'll Ploy
Hero Drew 5,000
for Toronto Gome
Vwo of the best softball pitch*
en in Michigan—Ted Banky
a:.J Dave Green—are expected
to be seen in action here at the
U.S.O. benefit program plan
ned for Sunday afternoon, Aug.
2. Tickets for the program are
now on sale over the city at 25
cents each; all net proceeds will
go to the U S O.
Banky, well-known hurler for
the Hudson Police team, has ap
peared here on several previous
occasions and will be facing the
Briggs Body team, former na
tional champions, in the third
clash of the three-game Sunday
afternoon program.
Green, a member of the Hud
son A. A. outfit, was formerly
the top-hurler with the famed
Benton Harbor team which, soft
ball fans will recall, was finally
broken up because of a lack of
high-calibre opposition. The
Hudson A. A. team will oppose
Bar 69, undefeated leader of the
City Recreation Department’s
Blue division.
Donny Vernier, author of two
no-hit games in local opposi
tion this season, is expected to
be on the mound for Bar 69
though a regular member of the
Spruce Inn team. He faced the
Hudson A.A. team earlier in the
season but was far from being
in his best form.
Th« Hudson A.A. team, ac
cording to Dove Prc vost,
through whose efforts the De
troit outfits were secured, is
also made up almost entirely of
Hudson police. In two games
this season at Mack Park, the
A.A. and Police teams virtually
broke even. One game was a
called-tie and the other ended
in a 1-0 victory for the Police.
The Hudson girls, who will
oppose the undefeated Fisher
Towers teams, have proven a
strong attraction wherever they
have played. Several weeks ago,
they attracted a crowd of 5,000
in Toronto and are playing a re
turn engagement there this
week-end. They will board a
train at 4 a. m. on Sunday in
order to appear in Mount Clem
e; \
Eagles to Play
at Selfridge
The Eagles baseball team of
the Red division will meet
this evening at the lodge hall,
15 4 North Gratiot at 6:15.
They will go to Selfridge
Field from there for a prac
tise game with a soldier team.
ITHACA—(/P) — Staving off a
late rally, 19-year-old Dick
Dawdy of Portland won the
Central Michigan Golf Associa
tion championship Thursd a y
over the Gratiot Country Club
course by defeating Byron Gal
lagher of Mt. Pleasant, 2 and 1,
in the 36-hole tournament final.
He succeeds Carl Shuler, also of
Portland, as champion.
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