Clipped From The Pittsburgh Courier
Wil 1 1 dms Returns To Phil Eddies CHICAGO As the: teams ramble along toward the beginning of the second half of the split season in the Negro American League, there will be a number of changes in the lineups of most teams, and all for the best of each club concerned. - . - j J V t I 4 s kx ( n - t i S3 J s" - EL,'1' - ' sx Still Hot - f'vi" safiorul infi!cfr - outildr with th Chicago Whit Sox, continues to draw - v no - t?ci from tho rost of tho Amriean Loagu with - his stnsationa! play. . Th Cuban reolcio is en of th kay figures in tha Sox bid for the pennant. Chi to Play Old - Timers' Game July 29 CHICAGO (ANP) The" Chi cago American Glanti will honor great Negro players of the past Sunday, July 29, with an Old Timers Day at Comiskey Park. Former . league players will gather for a three - inning contest in memory of their past achieve ments in the diamond - Mrs. Sarah Foster, widow of the late Andrew (Rube) Foster, founder of Negro organized baseball .and also founder of - the leans Eagles holding down last place in. the Western Division m the first half. - The Fugles have added a couple of new players In an effort, to bolster the club, md from the play of the team in recent Weks, manager Jim Ford has reasons to believe he'll be out of the cellar in the final half. The big shot in the arm for the Eagles was the return of Curley Williams, flashy little shortstop. Williams had been sold last year to the Chicago White Sox, who farmed him out to Colorado ' in the Class A Western' Division. ' Statistics on the games played by the Eagles since Williams' re turn offer conclusive proof of the improvement of the dub. .The Eagles, with the return of - Williams, have a stronger middle) line center to catcher than be - . fore. And this has been paying' off in the number of double plays j made by the Eagles keystone combination of Eddie Brooks and' Williams. The Eagles were off fast in the two - ply killing, racking up 16 by the last of May. But then they went into a tailspin, adding - n!y eight in more than three weeks. But since the return of Williams the club has a mark of 82, making them the second beat In the league. Only the combination of Sherwood, Brew er and Ray Nell of the Indianapolis Clowns has a better mark 39. Larry Cunningham is holding down the center field berth, flanked by Lacey Guice in left and veteran - red McDaniels in right. On the other end of the middle line is Red Longley behind the plate The Clowns and Kansas City Monarchs have two of the strong est middle lines in the league. The Clowns have Verdes Drake in centerfield and Lenn Pigg bet hind the plate plus a pitching staff that has ranked high until Harry Butts and Narajo, two of their top winners, jumped to a Canadian team, The Monarcha, with a second base combination of JeHse Williams at short and Herman Baylls at second has turned in 2S double plays. Supporting the outfield post of the middle line is Gene Collins in. center who doubles in brass with pitching assignments. Ted Cooper is behind the plate. The Monarchs have one iof the strongest pitching staffs In the league in Bell, Frank - Barnes. George Walker and Gene Collins.