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THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS THURSDAY, JUNE 21. 1951 Kings-Lakers, Tied For 2nd, Play Here Tonight kl v. FALLS TO m 6-3 FOR 5TH STRAIGHT LOSS; ZEROS LEAD BY 2 GAMES M-Hot Poris Club With 10 Wins in 11 Starts Here for Single Gome Tonight, Doubleheoder Fridoy; Finigon Homers But Howleymen Get Just Three Hits to End All-Losing Rood Trip. The Mt. Vernon Kings' losing streak grew to five-in-a- •ow at Vincennes last night as /eteran hurler Cy Deenn held the Hawleymen to three hits and the Vels marched off with 3 6-3 victory. The defeat ended a five-game road trip for Mt. Vernon during which the slumping Kings dropped three straight to Mattoon before taking the pair of setbacks at vincennes. Despite the five consecutive reverses the Kings were just two games out of first place today. Fortunately for the locals, the league-leading Centralla Zeros picked almost the same days as Mt. Vernon to go into a losing string. However, the Paris Linkers have come galopping into contention while Centralla and Mt. Vernon marked time. By slashing Mattoon 21-4 last night, the Lakers made it ten wins in 11 starts and fought their way inco a second- place deadlock with the Kings. Chips On The Line Tonight, Manager 'Desperate Chuck' Hawley and his Kings open a three-game scries with Paris at Veterans Park. A single game at 7:45 opens the crucial series. Tomorrow night the Paris visit ends with a doubleheader, the first game starting at 6:30. The extra tilt is a makeup of a 4-4 tie game on Paris' last appearance at Vets Park. Four Games at Farls Vincennes comes to Mt. Vernon for a weekend series on Saturday and Sunday the Kings go to Paris for four games in two nights. Mt. Vernon has Iteen rained-out of three games a-t Paris. Two of those games will be made up with twin- bills scheduled for both Monday and Tuesday nights. It .will be the Kings' final visit to Paris before the first-half of the M-O-Valley season ends on July 4. Brookman Gets Big Job Frank 'Lefty' Brookman will be Hawley's hope to halt the Paris challenge tonight. The Kings have played the Lakers five times this season. Mt. Vernon has won four, and' one meeting ended in a tie. Brookman, with an 8-2 record for the, season, owns three of the Kings' victories over Paris. CJentralia broke its losing streak last night when Lee Tunnison held Danville to six hits and himself poled a grandslam home run for an 8-4 triumph. The veteran Cy Deem notched his fourth win of the season for Vincennes and handcuffing Mt. Vernon on three hits. For the first five frames the Kings couldn't muster a single safety off Deem's sharp delivery. Then in the top of the sixth, with one out and the Vels ahead 4-0, Fichtel walked and Oscar Solor- sano beat out an infield smash. Second baseman Wade Stallions got his glove on Solorzano's hard rap but couldn't hold it. Fichtel moved to second. Given fouled out but Fichtel scored on Pete Milinkov's line single to center, Aurley Patino flied to Team W L GB Centralla ... 24 15 Mt. Vernon 22 17 2'"" Paris 22 17 2 Vincennes ... 21 21 4V2 Mattoon 15 24 9 Danville 15 25 9»i iJNG NOTES W'EDNESDAY'S RESULTS Bt Assoc 'Sttd "fits CENTRALIA. 111., June 21. — Mississippi-Ohio Valley baseball last night: MATTOON 4 12 4 PARIS 21 21 2 Boland, Peterson (2), Dunkovich (6), and Doe, Ivy (3); Wilson and Black. HR—Paris, Krisnidh, 6th, 2 on). MT. VERNON 3 6 3 VINCENNES 6 9 1 Steinberg, Heistand (5) and Bodell; Deem and Haas. (HR—Mt. Vernon, Finigan, 9th, 1 on). CENTRALIA „ 8 12 6 DANVILLE 4 6 2 Tunnison and Karg; Lowrey, Grzesiek (7) and Karas. (HR— Centralia, Tunnison, 7th, 3 on). TONIGHT'S SCHEDULE PARIS AT MT. VERNON. Danville at Mattoon. Centralia at Vincennes. FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE PARIS AT MT. VERNON. Danville at Mattoon. Vincennes at Centralia. deep center and Richmond made a great running catch to end the inning. Finigan Slaps Homer That was all of the Kings' hitting until the ninth at which time the Vels held a 6-1 margin. With one out in the ninth, Patino was hit by one of Deem 's pitches and Johnny Finigan followed with a home run over the left center field wall. That made it 6-3 but Deem got Bodell and pinch-hitter Hawley on ground out to end the game. Cal Steinberg made his second start since joining tlie Kings. He was charged with the loss. Steinberg gave up two singles in the first inning but escaped without damage. In the third frame he walked the first two batters and an en -or on Solorzano filled the bases. Bob Signaigo came through for the Vels in the clutch, smacking a long double to score three runs. Heistand Finishes Steinberg went out for a pinch- hitter in the top of the fifth and Charley Heisitaryl hurled the final four frames for Mt. Vernon. Heistand got the Vels in three of the innings but was clipped for two runs in the seventh on a double by Haas, Signaigo's single, an error on Fichtel and Garcia's single. AUTO-UTES WIN UTH IN ROW; MOOSE 2-1 WINNER OVER VETS TONIGHT 7:00—Legion vs. VFW. 8:15—Moose vs. Eagles. Mt. Vernon's Auto-Lites, who tre perched firmly on the top rung If the Softball league ladder, still Jon't know the taste of defeat. The Auto-Lites made it an even dozen victories in a row last night M they hammered the Stove Co., 15 to 6, at the city park diamond. In the other game, the fast improving Moose edged the VFW, '2-1 in a fine ball game. >, Marvin Williams of the winners burled a four-hitter while Gene Henry of the VFW Ihnited the Moose to five safeties. Not a single earned run was scored in the ball game, with miscues setting up both Moose tallies and the lone run scored by the vets. ; AH the scoring came in the fifth. The vets got their run in the top of the inning and the Moose came right back in their half to go on top to stay. ; Rusty Hilliard, Moose center- fielder, was the only player in the game to get more than one hit. He collected a walk and two singles in four trips. The Stove Co. grabbed a quick 2-0 first inning lead in the second game of the evening. The Auto- Utes tied it up in the second in- fUng. then poured four runs across the plate in the third to go ahead to stay. .Second Baseman Chuck Sinks jjlaced the winners with four hits in five trips, including one triple. Don Glover and winning pitcher Qcorge Smith had three hits apiece and center Fielder Arnett clouted the only home run in the ganrie. Allen England, with three hits, was top man for the Stove Co. George Smith limited the Stove- makers to seven hits while the Auto-Lites collected 17 base knocks. The box scores: MOOSE (2> AB R. hjl(l»rrf, ef 3 Isaac, lb 3 Estat, 2b 3 B. Hilliard, 3b 3 Ranay, ss 2 Jonai, If 3 Howard, c 3 Lea, rf 3 Williams, p 2 vrw <1> *B Harshbargar, 3b 2 E. Graana, rf < Whila, lb 4 L. Craana, at . 2 Palmar, ef 2 Knewlei, e 2 Howard, 2b 2 Faulknar, If 2 Henry, p 3 R 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 R 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 AUTO-UTE" STOVE CO. AUTOLITE (15) AB R H D. SInl.., If « 5 C. Glover, lb 5 2 \ MeKea. 3b 5 2 2 D. Glover, ss 4 < 3 C. Sinks, 2b — 5 3 4 A matt, cf 5 2 2 Heian. c 4 1 0 B. Webb, rf 4 0 1 Smith, p 4 1 3 STOVE CO. (6> AB R H Chapman, 3b 4 2 2 A. Eniland, p 4 1 3 Snydar, If - 4 2 1 Sattarflald, 2b — — 3 0 0 Caaba, t« ^ S 0 Jonas, cf 3 0 0 C. Eniland, rf _ 4 0 0 Sinks, c 4 0 0 Haysa, lb — 2 0 1 ••an, If -— 0 1 0 Toniglit is Boy Scout and Cub Scout Nite at Vets Park ... AH Scouts in uniform will be admitted as guests of the King& If the boys do not have uniforms, then a Scout membership card at the gate will be good for free admission, . . . * « « Mt. Vernon's Junior American Legion team will play a preliminary game tonight, scheduled for 5:30 p. m. . . . Tonight's opponent will be Breese ... On Saturday night the Legion nine will play at 5:30 prelim against Salem. . . . » • * King President C. E. Brehm announced today that Scout Troop leaders had requested additional time for ticket sales before the new bicycle is awarded to some Mt. Vernon Scout . . . The award will be made at a later date. . . Says Radio, TV ChokingMinors PHILADELPHIA. June 21 —Art Ehlers, general manager of the Philadelphia Athletics, today blamed radio and television — but mainly radio" — for the collapse of many minor league baseball teauns. "In some cities and towns in the minors," Ehlers told a news man, "there are as many as three games a day heard over the radio —big league games." The A's front office boss suggested this might be the answer to the problem: . "I'm in favor of broadcasting big league games only in areas from which the home big league clubs draw their fans." Ehlers says it's definitely bad business when minor leagues fold up. It poses a serious problem for baseball. • Eventually it could mean fewer and fewer players of major league caliber. The minors, particularly the Class B, C, and D loops, are the proving grounds for big league baseball. "Some minor league clubs are still in the black," Ehlers said, "but I don 't know of a league that doesn 't have a club or several clubs in the red. Within another month I wouldn't be surprised if two or more leagues folded." (He wouldn't name the leagues.) "I blame radio and tele\ision." YEECK GETS BROWNS, CLUB STAYS IN ST. L AMERICAN LEAGUE w I Chicago 39 19 Nev/ York 36 21 Boston 34 ^ Cleveland 31 ^ Detroit Washington .... 22 iA Philadelphia .... 20 o8 St. Louis 19 -so Pet. OB .672 .632 21,2 .586 5 .534 8 .491 10 M .400 15^3 .345 19 .333 19% THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE and PROBABLE PITCHERS Chicago at New York 12:30 p. m. Judson (2-0) or Rogovin (3-3) vs. Shea (2-3). Cleveland at Boston 12 noon Garcia (5-5) vs. McDermott (4-3). Detroit at Philadelphia 12 noon. Cain (5-4) vs. Fowler (2 4). St. Louis at Washington (night) 6:30 p. m. Kennedy (1-3) vs. Porterfield (0-0). WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS New York 2, Chicago 1. Cleveland 14, Boston 8. Detroit 7-4, Philadelphia 2-5 (twi-night). Washington 5, St. Louis 1 (night). FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE Chicago at Boston (night) 6 :30 p. m. Cleveland at New York (night) 6:30 p. m. St. Louis at Philadelphia (night) 6 p. m. Detroit at Washington (night) 6:30 p. m. NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Brooklyn 37 20 New York 34 28 St. Louis SO 29 Cincinnati 28 29 Boston 29 31 Philadelphia .. 28 .30 Chicago 25 30 Pittsburgh 21 35 Pet. .649 .548 .508 .491 .483 .483 OB 8 9 9% .455 11 .375 15% THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE and PROBABLE PITCHERS Brooklyn at Cincinnati 1 p. m. Roe (9r0) vs. Fox (3-3) or Blackwell (7-6). New York at St. Louis 1:30 p. m. Kennedy (1-2) vs. Pholsky (46). Boston at Chicago 12:30 p. m. Sain (4-7) vs. Schultz (3-4). Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 11:30 a. m. Roberts (7-5) vs. Lapalme (1-3). WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS Boston 9, Chicago 0. Cincinnati 2, Brooklyn 1 (night). St. Louis 4, New York 2 (night) Philadelphia 1, Pittssburgh 0 (night). FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE Brooklyn at Pittsburgh (night) 6:30 p. m. New York at Chicago 12:30 p. m. Boston at St. Louis (night) 7 :30 p. m. Philadelphia at Cincinnati (night) 7 p. m. ST. LOUIS, June 2K — An arrangement for the sale of the controlling interest of the St. Louis Browns to Bill Veeck, former owner of the Cleveland Indians, was announced here today by Donald L. Barnes, former owner of the St. Louis American League club. Barnes' announcement oniplia- sized that the club will remain in St. Louis. Veeck, who liad been reported planning to move the Browns to Milwaukee if he got the club, has been joined in the deal by Sidney Saloman, Jr.. St. Louis insurance man. who is a stockliolder in the St. Louis Cardinals of the National League. Veeck told the Assoc-iated Press that he had offered S7 a share for the stock. He was quoted by Barnes as wnating to buy 275.000 shares outstanding. "Under an agreement reached today, the DeWitts have optioned their controlling interest for a limited period to Bill Veeck," Barnes said. Veeck said it was more than an option; that the and his partner had actually agreed to buy the stock they wanted if it could be delivered by the DeWitts. There is other stock than that owned by the Dewitts involved. "If a sufficent number of stockholders indicate their desire that Veeck take over the club and furnish it with necessary financial back and leadership, the DeWitts will relinquish complete control and sell to him the approximately 5,0(X) shares they own at the same price other stockholders will be offered," Barnes said. Ownership of the Browns incudes Sportsman's Park here where the St. Louis Cardinals are tenants, and the San Antonio club of the Texas League. The Browns also have working agreem.ents with other minor league clubs. Unless the additional stock is forthcoming, the agreement will be void and all stock will remain in the hands of the present owners," Barnes announcement said. The statement added that the $7 price set by Veeck is considered to be fair and will return a profit on the original investment. The stock was quoted yesterday at 6 ^4 bid and 7% asked. The DeWitts. in a statement said the arangement worked out by Banres "was the first proposal which meant the Browns would remain in St. Louis." "We believe Bill Veeck will take over a good ball club," the De- Witts added. "We have many young players in our minor league and farm clubs who will help insure outstanding teams for years to come." Braves' Pilot The Boston Braves announced (June 19) that Billy Southworth had resigned as manager and uilJ be .succeeded by Tommy Holmes (above), now manager of Hartford In the Eastern League. Holmes played for the Braves lor 10 years before taking over their farm club at Hartford — his first experience as a manager. — (AP Photo) MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS VilIERlCAN LE.4GUE Batting (Based on 150 times at bat)—-Minoso, Chicago, ,370; Fain, Philadelphia, .354. Runs—Minoso, Chicago, 53; Williams. Boston, 52. Runs Batted In—Williams, Boston. 59; Robinson. Chicago, 57. Hits—Di Maggio, Boston, 82; Fox. Chicago. 80. Doubles—Fain, Philadelphia, 20; Fox, Chicago, 17. Triples — Minoso, Chicago, 9; Fox, Chicago, Coleman, St. Louis; Coan, Washington, 5. Home Runs—Williams, Boston, 14; Robinson, Chicago, 12. Stolen Bases—Busby, Chicago, 16; Minoso, Chicago, 13. Pitching (based on five decisions) — Gumpert, Chicago, 7-0, 1.000; Feller, Cleveland, 10-1. .909. Strikeouts—Raschi, New York, 66; McDeiTnott, Boston, 64. XATIOX.AL LEAGUE .Batting—Musial, St. Louis, .376; Robinson, Brooklyn, .370. Runs — Dark, New York, 49; Hodges, Brooklyn, 47. Runs Batted In—Westlake, St. Louis, 50; Snider, Brooklyn, 46. Hits—Ashburn, Philadelphia, 84; Dark, New York, 82. Doubles — Robinson, Bi'ooklvn and Dark, New York, 17. Triples — Musial, St. Louis 6; Baumholtz, Chicago, 5. Home Runs—Hodges, Brooklyn, 21; Westlake, St. Louis, 17. Stolen Bases—Jethroe, Boston and Robinson, Bi-ooklyn, 10. Pitching — Roe, Brooklyn, 9-0, 1.000; Branca, Brooklyn, 5-1, .833. Strikeouts—Spahn, Boston, 65; Newcombe, Brooklyn, 63. Reef Munger Hurls Cards To 4-2 Win Jim Hearn Is Loser as Birds Beat the Giants in Third Came. .PAUL WANTS SPEED AND HUSTLE- Richards Kingpin of Trio Responsible for Sox Drive (CDITOR'S NOTE: In this, the third af a stries of five stories on the wandram White Soi, Manager Paul Richard.!' rale i> analyzed). Bv JOE REICHLER NEW YORK, June 21.—Of the three men most responsible for the success of the Chicago White Sox, Manager Poul Richards is most important. Chuck Comiskey, Sox vice president-secretary, and Frank Lane, general manager, were with the team last year and the only public interest was in how long Lane and manager Jack Onslow could stay under the same roof before one popped the other. The Sox finished sixth in 1950. Richards, who turned down two major league jobs a year earlier, succeeded John Con-iden, who finished out the 1950 season after Onslow was released. Richards demanded a two-year contract. He came up via managerial jobs in Buffalo and Seattle. Richards fought hit> way into the majors twice as a player. When he first showed up with the Dodgers he was a tough kid out of Waxahachie, Tex. That was in 193'^ when his contract called for $2,500. The Giants had him next for three seasons around the l>ench. A jiod receiver, but he couldn't hit. Nap Rucker first discovered him pitching for Waxahachie high where he won a double header one day. He pitched one game right- handed and the other lefthanded, a fantasy worthy of Frank Merriwell. But Paul's true metier was catching. He's the fellow who solved the Hal Newhouser riddle. The wiry lefthander had an untapped potential but couldn't win more than nine games in any season until he hooked up with Rich- hards with the Detroit Tigers in 1944. Some baseball people were aurprlsed when he accepted LITTLE SPORT By Rouion the White Sox Job. Alter aU, spacious Comiskey Park has become known as a "graveyard lor managers" in recent yei»rt». Richards is th fifth Chicago pilot In six years. But the 42- year-oid Richards walked Into the explosive situation with his eyes wide open. Richards is tall and lean. He has black hair, thin lips and a square jaw. He speaks low and soft, every word carefully weighed. Richards adheres to no rule in the manager's manual. He follows the book, but it is his own book. He believes playing baseball is 90 per cent perspiration and 10 per cent inspiration. "Please don't misunderstand me," he said. 'I'm not one of those guys who is out to revolutionize the art of managing. I am contributing nothing new to the profession. I simply have a few ideas of my own. "No Special Formula" "I don't want to set myself up as a great I-know-it-all. I am new in the league, new in the business of running a major league team. I do not want to say things that would reflect on past managers of the White Sox. I have brought to the White Sox no special formula. 1 am told I have turned the club into a hustling crew. That is not difficult if you've got the players who are the kind that respond." Richards is a strict disciplinarian. His players must meet a curfew each night and he does not allow gambling in any form. But what he looks for most is speed and hustle. "I never have trouble with a hustling player," he says. "I have found that a player who is anxious to improve himself welcomes the extra work. If a fellow doesn't want work, I don't want him." EDITOR'S NOTE — Tomorrow's story — The Spanish speaking spark of the Chicago White Sox.) GRAND OPENING Saturday Night THE BARN Afnslc by JOHN SETZEKORN'S BAND S Miles West of Mt. Vernon on Route 460. Under new Management : George ( Spud) Anselment By Asioclatad Press George Red Munger pitched his second complete game of the season for the St. Louis Cardinals at Sportsman's Park last night and he couldn't have picked a more appropriate time to do so. The 4-3 triumph over the New York Giants moved the Cards to within two and a half games of manager Leo Durocher's second place Sew Yorkers and also pushed the Redhirds to within eight games of the leugis leading Brooklyn Dodgers, who lost to the Cincinnati Reds. Munger's eight-hit victory broke a two-game losing streak for the Cardinals. The Cards also collected eight hits, but put them to better use than did the Giants. A double by Stan JMusial tied the score at 1-1 in the first inking and then a double by Billy Johnson, singles by Del Rice and Munger and an outfield fly by Solly Hemus scored two more in the second. ShortNtop .VIvhi Dark, who gave the Cards two runs in the first two games of the series, kept his average up by booting home the final St. Louis run in the eighth. Starter Jim Hearn was charged with the loss. George Spencer, rookie Frank Hardy and Dave Koslo finishing the game after Hearn't socond-inning departure. In Washington tlie St. Louis Browns fell back into the American League basement as the Senators and Sid Hudson put together a 5-1 victory. It was Hudson's first triumph of the year. Dick Starr and Bob Hogue shared ^J^e relief role after loser Lou SleSer was pushed aside in the sixth. BASEBALL IS KING DOWN INMEXICALI YANKS SHAYE WHITE SOX LEAD WITH M YICTORY; DGERS LOSE TO REDS South of Border *C' Leaguers Draw 15,685 Fans to Doubleheader. MEXICALI, Mex., June 21 — Ba.seball grips tliis Mexican border city in a frenzy that would make the Brooklyn Dodgers' sometimes eccentric followers look like spectators at a chess match. The Mexican Eagles of the Southwest International League, one of throe Mexican teams in U. S. organized baseball, believe they have set an attendance record for a Class C club. In 30 home games for the first hajf of the season, which ended Tuesday oight, Mexican drew 85,560 paid admissions. The Mexican park has a capacity of only 4,500 but — On Sunday, 15,685 aficianados (as fans are known here) tiu-ned out for a double header with ti,385 at the afternoon game and 9,300 at night. Monday tliere were 5,000 on hand as the club defeated Juarez for the first half championship. On a big night faas virtually take over the outfield. An umpire remarked it looked as if even pop flies would be ground rule doubles. Wlien Mexican outfielder Santiago Ayala hit a home run Monday night, the fans collected $325 on the spot and handed it ttf him. They even forked over .S35 for shortstop Manuel' Juarez of the rival club when he slammed a four master. With two out in the ninth and Me .Kicali trailing, some 2,000 disconsolate fans left but came charging back as the Eagles pulled the game out of the fire. TIMi TO BUY LIQUOR IS NOW fi-om the only Liquor Store i .-j Mt. Vernon East Side Square - FREE DELIVERY. PHONE 100 or 708 Free Parking in Rear By JACK HAND AP Sports Writer The Chicago White Sox's qhanccs of holding first ^lace on the traditional July 4th dividing hinge on the next five games with New York and Boston. If Paul Richards' White Sox can safely skirt the Yanks and Red Sox series on the road they'll go home with a comfortable lead. Now to beat the Yanks was one le.sson the White Sox failed to learn from maestro Richards. Losing seven of 10 to New York cost them a chance to pile up a safe margin. Their lead, once measuring five games, has been whittled to 2'/i. Fresh out of pitchers, both the White Sox and Yanks fall back on unreliable workmen for today's finale of the current series at Yankee Stadium. Either Howie Judson or sore-urmed Saul Rogovin will work for the Sox against Spec Shea, who was treated roughly on relief in the series opener. Richards got a well-pitehed Kume by Billy Pierce yesterday but lost, 2-1, when the Sox threw away countless chances. Over-anibitious base running, one of their prime assets, backfired on the fleet Sox. Eddie Lopat seemed on the verge of collapse sveral times but managed to last the route for his 10th victory. He allowed 10 hits to five off Pierce. Hank Bauer came up with two big hits when they counted most while Chicago left 10 men stranded. Bauer led off the s'eventh with a single and scored the tying run. In the eighth his .soft ioopcr over Chico Carrasquel's head for a single drove home Mickey Mantle wiUi the winning run. Cleveland, which follows Chicago Into Yankee Stadium, cut loose ivlth an 18-hit attack at Boston to whomp the Red Sox. 14-8. Bobby Avila unloaded three home runs and a single — a total of 15 bases, only two short of the league record held jointly by Ty Cobb and Lou Gehrig, While the upper crust of the league wrestled for the important position.s, the second division small- fry did some jousting on their own. Detroit split a twi - night double with the Philadelphiii's winning 7-2 and losing 5-4. The even break let the A's out of the cellar because St. Louis lost to Washington, 5-1. That combination left the Brownies in exclusive control of the dungeon. Tommy Holmes found the secret of managing his very first day on the job. Just start Warren Spahn. The capable Boston Braves lefty gave his new boss a comfortable afternoon with a five-hit 9-0 romp over Chicago. Just to make it sure, Spahn hit a three-run homer, double and single. He fanned eight to boost his league-leading total to 65. The pennant race remained unchanged with both Brooklyn and Stengel Can't Locate White Sox Lightning "I Expected Lots of Running, But We're Doing It," Says Casey. By Associated Press NEW YORK, June 21 — Casey Stengel, who can always earn a living as a pantomist when his baseball days arc done, gave out with a broad wink and moved his head from side to side as if looking for something. "Know what I'm looking for?" he asked. "For that great White Sox speed." The wily manager, whose New York Yankees had just beaten the Sox, 2-1, to take a one-game edge in their current series, leaned back in the chair in front of his locker, propix2d his arms in back of his head and winked again. "Yes, sir," he snid. "This is an amazing series. Nobody is running. From what I'd been told the Sox were going to steal everything but our shorts." "Seriously, though," he went on, "I can't understand It." Another wink and he muttered out of the side of hl» mouth "and maybe I can, too." "I o .Kpected a lot of running. So what happens? We play those — what do you call them, Richards Rockets? — three games and they don't even steal one base. The one time thye try it we get the feller by 10 feet. And the only time a base is stolen is when our Mickey Mantle steals it." Actually, Stengel has a gi-eat deal of respect for the White Sox speed. He thinks Jim Busby, the Sox rookie outfielder gets the fastest jump on a pitcher he has ever seen. "And that Minoso is a jack rabbit, too," said Stengel. "And speed isn't their only asset. It's a pretty good club, no matter from what angle you look at thero. Good fielding. They make the double play. Good hitting although not too many long ball hitters. And good throwing." runnerup New York losing. The Dodgers' first place margin still is 5Vi games. Ci-afty Kenny Raffensberger hogtied the Dodgers with four hits 2-1. Even so, the Dodgers outhit the Reds who managed only three off Johnny Schmitz and Clyde King. 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