Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 4, 1952 · Page 18
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"ifl ALTON EVRN1NO TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, JIMB 4, 19BI Sports Experts fifo flf tie A« to Which Team Got The Better of the Deal By ,TOB RElCllLEtt Associated Pftint Sports WrMer They're still trying to figure out today which team got the better of yesterday's nine*player swap be- (ween the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox that involved several top flight stars. tritfiaf returns presented no clue to the answer as the fans buzzed with excitement over what may be (he biggest single trade in the Ms. tory of baseball. Only hours after the trade, former Tigers Hoof Evers and Johnny Lipoft appeared in Boston uniforms aeainst the Cleveland Indians. About the same time, ex-Red Sm Walter Dropo and Don Lenhardt took their places in the Detroit Baker's Dozen By LEE BAKER Sporti Editor lineup against Athletics. the Philadelphia None of the four distinguished himself in any way, The Indians shut out the revamped Red Sox, 6-0. while the Athletics humbled the made-over Tigers, 3-1. Evets and Lipon each singled as the Red Sox collected only seven hits off Mike Garcia, Dropo got t onc of Detroit's eight safeties off lefty Alex Kellner and Lenhardt got the horsecoflar in four times at bat. Kelt Key Man George Keif, key man from Boston'* viewpoint, in the four-for-five transaction, failed to appear in time to take over the third base duties with the Red Sox. Veteran pitcher Dizzy Trout, "fourth Tiger in the deal, was on hand but was not called upon. In addition to Dropo and Lenhardt, the Bengals acquired shortstop Johnny Pesky, third baseman Fred Hatfield and pitcher Bill Wight. None of them saw action last night. Luke Easter spearheaded Cleveland's triumph with his eighth homer and a single to drive in half his team's runs. The victory boosted the Indians back into the American League lead by one game over the Red Sox. Brooklyn retained its one-game margin over the New York Giants in the National League race, de^ feating the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-4, on home runs by Jackie Robinson, Carl Furillo and Gil Hodges. The Giants shellacked the third-place Chicago Cubs, 17-4, with the aid of 17 hits including a homerun, three doubles and three triples. Satch Stan Brilliant relief pitching by ageless Satchell Paige brought a 3-2 victory for the St. Luuis Browns over the Washington Senators. Paige yielded only four hits in 5% innings of relief and singled in the winning run in the 17th. It was the ancient Negro righthander's third straight single. Another pitcher turned hitter when righthander Johnny Saim in a pinch hitting role, smashed a long single with two out and the bases loaded in the 13th inning to drive ih the runthat gave the New York Yankees a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Rookie outfielder Wally Post drove in both Cincinnati runs with a single and homer to give the Reds a 2-1 triumph over Robin Roberts and the Philadelphia Phillies. Reliefer Frank Smith allowed only one hit in six shutout innings to gain credit for the win that enabled Cincinnati to vault over the St. Louis Cardinals into lourth place. Rookie first baseman George Crowe slammed an eight-inning homer, his second in two nights, to give the Boston Braves a 3-2 win over the Cards. Jim Wilson pitched a two-hitter for his third triumph. It was new Manager Charlie Grimm's third successive triumph after he lost his debut last Sunday, By LOWELL 0. SBITZINOKII The biggest baseball transaction Of the year Tuerdfty that sent 3eorge Kell, Hoot Evers , Dizzy frout and Johnny Llppon from the Detroit Tigers to the Boston Red Sox tor Den Lenhardt, Walt Drope. fohnny Pesky, Fred Hatfield and Bill Wight, may be the forerunner of a deal Involving the St. Louis Browns and the Tigers. Brownie moguls and Tiger off) cialg have held several conferences : recently In an effort to work out a deal. Bat tu to date nothing has happened. Whether the Tiger-Sox deal was a forerunner of another deal between the Brownn and Tigers Is purely a matter of conjecture bat knowing that Bill Veeck has great admiration for Don Lenhardt, we have hunch that something will develop. Veeck can certainly find a place on his roster for a hard hitting outfielder that can deliver when the chips are down and Lenhardt may be the answer. Veeck stated here in Alton in the spring that he would have kept Lenhardt if he had had his way about it. (Lenhardt was sold to the- Chicago White Sox just before Veeck purchased the Browns.) And Veeck has stated since that he would like to have Don back. Lenhardt Is no gazelle on the bases or -in the field but can hit the ball a country mile and the Browna need that kind of hitter badly. So far this year the Brownie* nave gone down to many defeats and left many men on the bases because they didn't .have a hitter who could step to the plate and deliver that long ball. *~-™~~™- • Lenhardt no doubt would welcome a chance to play with the Browns again, especially unde Veeck. He enjoyed his best year in the majors in 1950 in a Brown! uniform when he hit .1272. slammed out 24 four baggers, ;and drove in 72 runs. Don also would be near 'his home here In Ajlton and his wife also would be able to return to her home town, St. Louis. Another factor that might cause Veeck to want Lenhardt would be his drawing power from the Alton area where there are about as many American League fans as National. Lenhardt no far this year In Boston has slammed out seven clrculi clonts and most of them have come with runners on base and Don has been only a part time player. Only Monday he broke up an ex tra Inning game between the Red Sox and White 8ox by slamming out a circuit clout on the first pitch to him In the loth inning with the JUSPB full. The blow elevated the Red Sox to first place In the American League as Cleveland lost and the next day the axe fell on Don and he was traded to the Ben gals. Bob Niemen and Jim Delsing are :he only two Brownie gardeners hat are hitting this season and Veeck desperately needs help. Jim Rivera has failed to come through as has Earl Rapp, and Jim Dyck. So if Bill can nibble some likely jait in front of the Tiger moguls, ie may get big Don in a Brownie uniform. Don can play third base, first >asc on the outfield. June 15 is he trading deadline so don't be surprised to see the Bengals and Jrownies trade a few players be- ore ten. Yes sir! Don would be a mighty handy man to have around the Brownie dugout. • Lettered in All Sports Dan McCalley of Bethalto Voted Outstanding Athlete GOOD LITTLE MAN — Bobbv Shantz stands only five feet seven and weighs no more than 153 pounds, but he's the A/h letic's big pitcher.—NEA. One-Armed Mound Hero DUQUOIN, 111., UP> — DuQuoin high's baseball team wound up its '52 season sharing a conference titli! and pitcher. using a one-armed In the final gam<f, DuQuoin beat Carbondale 14-3 and one-armed Dennis Morefield pitched perfectly In relief. He retired the last nine abtters in order. He covered first to make one of the outs. He got no chance to hit. He came up in the sixth with two out but a man on third was stealing home. Dennis is a southpaw. His right arm was amputated a few years ago. H|| CUE ~ Mcsako Katsura is tfl$ first woman ever to chal- male supremacy in billiards By BEAN KEAKDON 34 Years In National League Written for NEA Service QUESTION: There have been many celebrated batteries in baseball. Can you identify the favorite battery-mates of the following pitchers: (1) Walter Johnson, (2) Cy Young, (3) Kd Walsh, Ml G rover Alexander, (5) Dazzy Vance, (6) Lofty Grove? Answer: (t) Gabby Street, (2) Ixm Crlger, (3) Bill Sullivan. (4) Bill Klllefer, (5) Hank' DeBnrry. (6) Mickey Cochrune. Q. Who was the man who pitched 68 consecutive innings without walking a batter? Q. Do official rules limit the catcher's mitt as to size? A. No, but the other fielders' gloves cunnut be more than 13 Inches long. A. Boby Sbawkey, April. 18, 19'iS. Q. When a baserunner attempts lo steal second base, the eatrher throws the ball to the bag. Due to a misunderstanding, neither the second baseman nor shortstop covers the play, and the perfect throw sails over the base and into cental-field while the runner rounds second and continues to third, is the catcher charged with an error? A. No. |t'i up to the official to decide H filch fielder have covered toe play, ami that fielder In charged with the error. Chet>* to Wrestling NKW YORK-.V-Henry Wit ten- berg, the eight-time National AAU wrestling champ and winner of the 1948 Olympic light heavyweigia wrestling crown, began his carcei as a member of the chess team at CCNY. Later he switched to the college's wrestling team. Wittenberg is now a detective-sergeant on the New York City police force. BETHALTO — Dan McCalley, It was disclosed today was voted the most valuable athlete at Civic Memorial High School for 1952. Dan was selected by the coaching staff and was presented with a gold medal. He was active in athletics the past four years lettering as an end on the football, team, center on basketball squad, first baseman in baseball and pole vaulter In track. McCalley captained the cage team the past year and was voted by his teammates as the candidate for the most valuable player in the Greater Alton Area. Football letters were presented to: Dan McCalley, Tom Schilling, Hubert Fairless, Jerry Ballard, Bill Graville, Gail Endicott, Bill Cain, Fred Korte, Bruce Neunaber, Cliff Hammon, Leion Guinn, Ronnie Bruce, Harry Turnbeaugh, Herman Wallace (captain), Max Green. Lathy Yerkes, Darrell Griggs, Byford Roberts and Al Maynard. manager. Basketball letters were presented by Coach John Mull to: Dan McCalley, Jerry Ballard, Jack Watkins, Bill Graville, Bruce Neunaber, Clifton Hammon, Al Maynard, Leion Guinn, Herman Wallace and Gayie Endicott. Coach Joe Walton presentee track letters to: Dan McCalley, Ron Bruce, Al Maynard, Jerry Ballard, Leion Guinn, Harry Turnbeaugh, Jack Harkey, Elroy Little, Bob Hauser and Tom Neunaber. Baseball letters were presented by Coach Robinson to Dan McCalley, Jack Watkins, Leion Guinn, Herman Wallace, Cliff Hammon Bill Graville, Don Miller, Ray Brinkman, Fred Korte, Al May nard, Bill Rooke, Max Green, Bryant Briggs, Ron Martin and Duane Zimmerman, manager. Numerals were presented to boys who did not earn a letter but showed outstanding promise and interest in athletics. They were: Don MiHer, Ray Brinkman, Nelson Wall, Bob Hauser, Harry Heigert, Dick McGaughey, Wallace Whipple, Ron Martin, Marion Voyles, Lathey Yerkes, Duane Zimmerman, Jack Bond. Paul Har- gvaves, Tom Neunaber, Millard Milligan, Jack Markey, Art Greer, Jon Walker, Jim Moss and Stanley Hemmer. Cheerleaders who won letters were: Melba McDonald, Joyce Hunt, Delene McCJeJand, Jo Ann Kutter, Paulette Cato, Marian Zimmerman, Margaret Hunt and Eileen Olthoff. QUICK STARTER — Cap in land, Faye Throneberry heads iome for the Red Sox. The recruit right fielder has two grand slam home runs, drags the ball and steals in a pinch.—NEA. Saxton Favored Over Rawlings CHICAGO, June 4, .T-A ten- )ound weight edge plus an unde- eated recoitl in his last 28 fights made New York's Johnny Saxton he favorite in a ten round boxing jout tonight with Luther Rawlings of Chicago. Saxron, 22 and fourth-ranking veltenveight, Is expected to weigh bout 147 pounds, with Rawlings, oremost lightweight contender, •oming in at 137. However, the 23•ear-old Rawlings will have a three nch height advantage. The Chicago Stadium match will >e televised nationally at 8 p.m. enlral standard time. In his last start on March 12, Rawlings lost a disputed split de-| cision to Jimmy Carter, then lightweight champion. The Chicagoan has won 32 of 43 professional fights. Fights last Night By THE ASSOCIATfcO PBCSS KORT DODGE. U.-Glcn Betsy Rawls in Golf Throne As Double Champ By WILL ORIMSLEY GREAT NECK, N.Y., June 4, & — Twenty - four - year - old Betsy Rawls is the new queen of women's professional golf, but she finds it mrd to shake the shadow of "The Babe." "The Babe (Mrs. Babe Didrik- en Zaharias) is still the best," the Austin, Tex., Miss Rawls said /esterday after adding the rich 1 ranscontinental championship to icr National Open crown. "When ie Babe's right, nobody can touch »r." Miss Rawls took over the undis- uted No. 1 place in the ladies' anks with her record-shattering riumph in the cross-country event. She supplanted the ailing Mrs. aharias as the season's leading money winner, boosting her win- ings to $9510.08. She won the 5000 Transcontinental first prize nd plucked $150 on the side for nishing seventh in the last 36- ole leg. Mrs. Zaharias had to withdraw rom the circuit recently to under- o an operation, but Miss Rawls' riumph was virtually in the books efore this misfortune. The Texas newcomer, a pro of nly 16 months, had an almost in- urmountable nine-stroke lead over ie Babe going into the final 36 oles. Previously she had beaten ie Babe and other top women ros in the women's National Open, title she'll defend June 26-28 at hiladelphia. Betsy shot a pair of 78's—Saturday at Scarsdale and yesterday at Deep Dale here—for a 144-hole total of 590. This clipped 11 strokes off the tournament record shared by Mrs. Zaharias and Patty Berg in tying for the title last year before Miss Berg won the playoff. Favorite Role For Charles in Thursday Bout But Scribes Admit That Jersey Joe Could Score Kayo By MURRAY ROSE ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., June 4 if— One of the biggest mysteries In this fight training camp center Is why the ex-champ from Cincinnati is such a big favorite to dethrone Jersey Joe Walcott In Phil adelphia tomorrow night. Not-so-lean Ezzard was rated a 2 to 1 to 3 to 1 choice fo become the first forner heavyweight kinj in history to regain the prized crown. Although a majority of the visiting fight writers are plunking for the 30-year-old challenger they openly admit they are doing it with fingers crossed. No one apparently has any firm conviction that Ezzard is going to wir, because ol the heavier power in 38-year-old Jersey Joe's fists. They know that the ancienl gladiator from Camden is apt to pul Charles away with one punch, and they know that Joe can do it with either hand. But they are going for Charles because they feel Joe is liable to come apart just like Joe Louis did against Charles and Rocky Marcia/io. After losses to Charles in Chicago and Detroit, Walcott finally caught up with Charles with his picture punch kayo in the seventh round in Pittsburgh last July. "I'll be trying for a knockout," said Jersey Joe as he wound up his boxing drills. "I did it before and I can do it again." "I'm going to go after him,' said the grimly determined Charles. "He's got the title and nobody is going to hand it to me.' The challenger closed out his boxing with a very impressive workout in which he viciously bat tered spar-mates Al Smith and Julie Keene. His left hooks, to the body and head, were particularly good, and one right hand shot sent the fleet and clever Keene backwards. Walcott simply toyed with Pete Nelson and Oakland Billy Smith. The champ was under wraps. He's boxed 75 rounds while Charles has gone 101 in training for their fourth meeting. MAJOK LtAGUE lers American League Games W L Pet. W L Bhd Club Cleveland Boston Wash'ton 26 18 .591 .600 .578 24 18 .571 .581 .558 1 23 19 .548 .558 .535 2 Bjr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—DiMagglo, Boston, .358; Rosen, Cleveland, .335. RUNS—Avila, Cleveland, 29; Rosen, Cleveland, 27. RUNS BATTED IN—Rosen, Cleveland, 31; Dropo, Detroit, 27. HITS—Fox, Chicago, 61; Robinson, Chicago and Simpson, Cleveland, 56. DOUBLES — Pride?;, Detroit, 13; Di- Magglo, Boston, Robinson, Chicago, Marlon, St. Louis and Vernon, Washington, 10. TRIPLES—Simpson, Cleveland, Mullin, Detroit, and Delsing, St. Louis, 4. HOME RUNS—Rosen, Cleveland, 10; Easter. Cleveland and Wertz, Detroit, 8. STOLEN BASES^Hizzuto. New York, 9; Avila, Cleveland, 6. iflTCHING —Shea. Washington, 3-0 1.000; Shantz. Philadelphia, 8-1, .889. STRIKEOUTS — McDermott, Boston and Pierce, Chicago, S3. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—Lockman, New York, ,346 Snuer, Chicago, .343. RUNS—Lockman, New York, 40; WU- liams. New York, 35. RUNS BATTED IN—Sauer, Chicago, 47; Thomson, New York, 40. ' HITS—Sauer, Chicago, 57; Lockman, New York, 66. DOUBLES—Williams, New York and Musial. St. Louis, 13. TRIPLES—Thomson, New York. 8; Adcock, Cincinnati and Ennis, Philadelphia. 4. HOME RUNS—Sauer, Chicago, 11 Pafko, Brooklyn, 0. STOLEN BASES — Jethroe, Boston, Reese and Robinson, Brooklyn. 6, PITCHING—Hoe, Brooklyn, 4-0, 1,000; Maglie. New York. 9-1, .900. STRIKEOUTS—Maglie, New York, 81; Roberts, Philadelphia, 48. HEFTY HITTER - Appraisers call 20-year-old Ed Matthews the greatest power hitter in Boston Braves' history. The six-foot one-inch, 200-pound third baseman stroked seven homers in the first 24 games.—NEA. Russians to Enter Full Team in Olympic Games HELSINKI, Finland, June 4, if —Russia will participate in the Dlympic games for the first time in four decades this year. Western observers believe the Russians are sure they will make a respectable showing or they would not be sending 300 athletes liere for the big international sports carnival July 19 to Aug. 3. The Russians yesterday announced they would try for every title except field hockey. Why they decided not to go in for field hockey was not explained. Sports Roundup Self-Made Millionaire to Head 1956 Olympics at Melbourne Johns Pitches 8 to 0 Shutout Over Gillespie Cal Johns pitched his second shut out in a row Tuesday evening at Olln Playground as the Water- tower Dads blanked the Gillespie team 8 to 0. John was in rare form and limited the visitors to four hits and struck out six. The Watertower team sewed up the game In the third frame when they scored six times. They also added single runs in the first and fourth innings. Schulz with two out of three was the leading sticker. He also scored three of the eight runs. Water-lower (8) Player AB R H Gilleiple (0) Player Schulz.lf Hereof?,Ib Purcell,2b Holden .3b Huber.c Wendle.e Wohnlich.rf Johns,p Totals .. INNING: Gillespie Watertower 2 1 IBIlzue.lf 3 0 OUlz.c 3 3 2Rade'ker,2b ABRH 300 300 3 0 1 3 l 201 3 1 3 0 1 2 1 »E«« 300 0 0 OZlpoy,3b 300 2 1 IKnop.rf 200 3 0 OCampbell.p 3 0 1 301 _ •""•"a Totals ...23 0 4 23456 7—R. H. E. 0000000 1 0 6 1 0 0 X 042 880 Duke University had two pitching candidates for the baseball team with the names Billy Goodman and Ted Williams. Neither were relatives of the big name stars. fly OAVLfi tALUOt NEW YORK, June 4, #-A tough, self-made millionaire whose spectacular career as merchant, politician and organizer has made his name a legend In Australia has hurled himself Inlo the vast Job of ramroddlng the 1956 Olympic games at Melbourne. His name is A. W. Coles. With Coles at the helm, the Aus- sies arc now confident that their carnival will be as great as any ever, held. Coles made his wnd with a siring of nothing-over-a-shllllng stores. He operates more than 300 of them, scattered all over Australia. Those who know the new Olympic boss best describe him as a "pleasant bloke", but add that he can be ruthless when the occasion requires. There's a strong and apparently well-founded report that the Cleveland Indians have given up on their huge first-baseman, Luke Easter, and are trying to peddle him for a hitting outfielder. Other clubs are scared of Luke's age. Officially he's 31, but there have been rumors he won't see 36 again, Bob McChesney, end on the New York football Giants, works in an aircraft plant in Long Island during the off-season. The Washington team of 1888 posted the lowest team batting average in history. Their team mark was .207. Bobby Adams, Infielder for the j Cincinnati Reds, hit into only six double plays in 125 games during 1951. Ted Williams, in his debut with the Red Sox in 1939, got a double in four trips to the plate but the Yankees beat the Bostonians, 2-0. G r o v e r Cleveland Alexander holds the National League record of the most shutouts during his career. He hurled 90 of them. Manager Eddie Stanky of tin Cardinals sounds ready to write ofl the Giants' chances since their wondrous young centerfielder, Willie Mays, went into the service, "They don't look the same without him," comments the brat. "Thai's only natural. He meant as much to the Giants in his way as Campanella means to the Dodgers." Futile Pinch Hittcri PITTSBURGH, (/Pi—The height of futility in the use of pinch hitters belongs ot the Pittsburgh Pirates. And Manager Billy Meyer is tearing his hair out. In the BUGS' first 17 games, -Meyer used 28 pinch-batters. Only four base hits resulted. Nine walked but 15 struck out. Two of the hits ,wer« by Bill Howerton who has sine* been sold to the Giants. New York 20 17 .541 .553 .526 2',i Chicago 22 22 .500 .511 .489 4 Philadel. 17 19 .472 .48(5 .459 5 St. Louis -'1 25 .457 .468 .447 6 Detroit 13 28 .317 .333 .310 ll'i . . . 128. St. Paul, stopped Lem Thomas. 137. Chicago. 8. NEWABK. N. J. - Jimmy W«lker. 191 '*. PUinfitU. N. j.. outpointed Sandy McPhersoo. *35. Tulsa, 8. SALT LAKE CITY - G»rtb P»nter, Dayton, Idaho, knocked out Lot VKSTERDAY'S RESULTS St, Louis 3, Washington 2 (17 innings). New York 4, Chicago 3 (13 innings). Philadelphia 3, Detroit 1, Cleveland 6, Boston 0. TODAY'S SCHEDULE St. Louis at Washington, night. Detroit at Philadelphia, night. Chicago at New York, Cleveland at Boston. TOMORROW'S SCHEDULE Detroit at Philadelphia. Chicago at New York. Cleveland at Boston. Only games scheduled. National Leagut Camci Club W L Pet. W L Bhd Brooklyn 28 11 .718 .725 .700 . . , N 7 ew York 28 13 .683 .690 ,667 1 Chicago 24 18 .571 .581 ,558 5'i Cincinnati 21 22 .488 .500 .477 9 t. Louis 21 23 .477 .489 .467 9'i Philadel. 18 22 .450 .463 .439 10 1 , Boston 16 23 .410 .425 .400 12 Pittsburgh 11 35 .239 .255 .234 20',i VESTKHDAV'S RESULTS Boston 3. St. Louis 2. New York 17, Chicago 4. Cincinnati 2, Philadelphia 1. Brooklyn 6, Pittsburgh 4. TOnAV'S~8CHE»l ? LE Boston at St. Louis. 8:30. Brooklyn at Pittsburgh, night. Philadelphia at Cincinnati, night. New York at Chicago. f»r THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BATTING: Wally Post, Reds—Hit a home run and ilngle to drive in both Cincinnati runs as Reds defeated Philadelphia Phils, 2-1. MIKE GARCIA, Indians-- Hurled a seven-hit shutout as Cleveland defeated th« Boston Red Sox, 6-0, to take over first place from the loiters. LAST AT A PRICE YOU NEVER DREAMED SO LOW! Brooklyn at Pittsburgh. Philadelphia at Cincinnati. New York at Chicago. Poston at St. Louis. 8:30. Dick Massuch, assistant baseball coach at Michigan State, was a member of the Brooklyn Dodger farm system after playing baseball for the Sp«mn* SEIBERLINO 3 SALE BUY 3... 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