7/19/35 DET@BOS notes

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7/19/35 DET@BOS notes - Batting Slump Didn't Hurt Gehringer's Sense of...
Batting Slump Didn't Hurt Gehringer's Sense of Humor Eddie Collins Becomes Quarry of Scalp Hunters After Walt Johnson Sticks By Charles P. Ward BOSTON, July 19 Despite a batting slump, Charley Gehringer maintains his sense of humor. Before today's game a reporter asked him if lie soon expected to get out of the slump. "Did you see that line drive I hit to Cronin yesterday?" Charley demanded with an eager grin. He referred to a sickly drive In the second inning which Cronin could have caught in his bare hands. "As long as I keep hitting that kind I'm all set! If the bases had been empty that would have been a single. It wouldn't have gone as far as shortstop. I must have hit off my shoe strintrs." And then Charley went out and won the ball game with a triple. It was his only hit but it was the right kind. s Jimmy Delancy, a young pitcher from Providence College, reported to the Tigers for a tryout today and caused Coaches Del Baker and Cy Perkins to mutter darkly about football coaches. Delaney, a 6-foot-3-lnch youngster, has football shoulders and therefore may never be able to make the grade in big league baseball. "If he didn't have those shoulders he'd be able to throw a ball as fast as one ever was thrown," said Baker after seeing the youngster work out. "We may be able to salvage him by making him throw underhand, but I don't know about that" Now that the baseball scalp hunters have failed in their efforts to bag Walter Johnson at Cleveland, there are signs that the boys are rallying for a hunting party at Boston. Edward Trowbridge Collins, vice president of the Red Sox, reports have it, is scheduled to become the quarry. Although no movement has been organized to oust Collins, murmur. ings and mutterings against him have been heard from time to time. Eddie, they say, is being accused of being hoodwinked in the Grove, Walberg. Bishop, Cronin and Melillo deals. If the Sox fail to finish well up this season, 'tis said, he will be Bliss Advances in Western Meet Gaines, Edwards and charged with all of these errors and, consequently, the failures of the Red Sox. Thus far the Red Sox managers have been charged with the responsibility for the failures of the club. Marty McManus and Bucky Harris both tried to get the Bostonlans somewhere and were fired when they failed. But Clarke Griffith got Cronin an ironclad five-year contract when he made the deal sending Joe to Boston, so if somebody has to take a rap this season it must be somebody else than Cronin. Dusty Cooke, who has a habit of running Into things, knocked himself down for a short count when he collided with the cen-terfield wall in taking Marvin Owen's liner in the second. He was not seriously hurt. Bine Miller ran a long way to pull down Goose Gnslin s fly with two men on base in the first inning of today's presentation. Major Leagues AMERICAN LEAGVK W L IVt. 49 80 .6i0 51 83 .in 43 81 .55 4.1 40 .5 1 a 39 39 .501 35 42 .455 35 47 .427 25 55 .312 New York Chicago Cleveland Philadelphia .... Washington .... St. Louis FRIDAY'S RESULTS Detroit 9, Boston 7. St. Louis 7, New York 6. Chicago 7, Washington 2. t Irveland-Fbiladelphia to be played later. SATURDAY'S GAMES Detroit at Boston. St. Louis at New York. Chicago at Washington (2). Cleveland at Philadelphia (21. NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. New York 53 25 .679 St. LouiB 50 .'! .B25 Chicago 4 34 .5X5 Pittsburgh 43 41 .512 Brooklyn X 43 475 Cincinnati 8!l 44 .470 Philadelphia 33 47 .413 Boston 21 S2 .253 FRIDAY'S RESULTS Chicago 9. New York S. Brooklyn 3, St. I.ouis 0. Pittsburgh ft, BH.titn 5. Cincinnati S. Philadelphia . SATURDAY'S GAMES New York at Chicago. Brooklyn at St. Louis. Bnstiin at FittHhurgh (2). Philadelphia at Cincinnati. j ! j

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  1. Detroit Free Press,
  2. 20 Jul 1935, Sat,
  3. Page 11

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