Eight THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 29, 1952. Brooklyn Dodgers Sign Don 'Red' Huffman to Bonus Contract Local Hurler To Be Sent to Class B Club Don "Red" Huffman, local 20- year-old righthander last evening signed a 1953 contract to perform for Brooklyn's Dodgers. Huffman's contract called for a substantia bonus. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Huffman, 313 South llth.,,Don was born in Leavenworth, and at an early age displayed proficiency as a "kid" pitcher for local teams among the first being Leavenworth's American Legion Juniors of then manager Jim Hegarty. Don is a veteran of four years army service, approximately three of which was spent in Germany where he was a member of outstanding service -baseball teams. Last season, hurling against the best army nines in the European Command, the young Leaven- worthian hung up won-lost record. a fancy 18-5 Returning to Leavenworth after his separation frorr the service in June this year, he became a member of the VFW Indians pitching staff. With the local VFW club "Red" compiled an 8-2 record, including at least one victory over every other member of the Mo- Kan Semi-Pro league. Several major league organizations have been interested in Huffman's work. Early this week, young Huffman and Bob Hessenflow, young shortstop luminary of the VFW Indians, accompanied by Ollie Kirmeyer, former major league hurler of the pre-World War I era, participated in a New York Yankee tryout session at Blues' Stadium, Kansas City. At the Kansas City tryouts, attended by youthful aspirants from Missouri, Iowa and Kansas, "Red" worked three innings against the other youngsters, fanning eight of nine batsmen to face him. Not a ball was hit out of the infield, the batter who did not strike out, getting on base by virtue of an infield error. According to Kirmeyer, who saw big league service with the New York Giants of John McGraw and the St. Louis Browns of 1916, " 'Red', was by far, the'most outstanding prospect to display his wares in Blues' Stadium." "For z youngster, 'Red* has a fine fast ball and-great curve ball," the former Leavenworth big leaguer added. For a major league pitching prospect, young Huffman is comparatively small, being approximately 5-8 in height, weighing 155160 pounds. But so is B o b b y Shantz, Dave Koslo and Leavenworth's Murry Dickson to name a few not too hefty hurlers who have made good in the majors. Huffman will report to the Dodgers' 1953 training camp at Vero Beach, Fla., next March. He is slated to be assigned to a Class B club in tern. National League May Be Sorry They Lost Blackwell to Yanks NEW YORK (I) — The mystery of the seven National League clubs passing up Ewell Blackwel for the $10,000 waiver price was only partially explained today as .baseball executives gave their reasons for allowing the former ace 3y The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Brooklyn 82 40 .672 New York 73 50 .593 9 St. Louis 72 55 .567 12 Philadelphia .... 67 57 .540 16 Chicago 54 69 .439 28% Boston 54 69 .439 28% Cincinnati 55 72 .433 29% Pittsburgh 37 93 .285 49 FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE Brooklyn at Chicago Loes (126) or Rutherford (5-4) vs Hacker (11-6). (Only game scheduled) THURSDAY'S RESULTS Brooklyn 9 Chicago 6 New York 14 Pittsburgh 7 Cincinnati 5 Boston 4 (11 innings) Philadelphia 10 St. Louis 6 (night) AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York 74 53 Cleveland 72 55 Boston 68 55 Philadelphia .... 65 59 Chicago 66 Washington 65 St Louis 52 Detroit 43 61 61 77 84 .583 .567 .553 .524 .520 .516 8% .403 23 .339 31 2 4 7',4 8 Cincinnati pitcher to go to the New York Yankees. "BlackweU's through! He can't help us." That was the concensus among the National League moguls. Apparently the world champion Yan kees don't agree or they would never have shelled out some $50,000 plus four players to get the 29-year-old righthander. Conceding that Blackwell is noi the pitcher he once was, he still is far from finished, at least in the opinion of some American Leaguers. For it had been learned that General Managers Hank Greenberg of Cleveland and Frank Lane of the Chicago White Sox- made overtures for him but were outbid by the Yankees. ^ The Yankees gave up a pretty fair pitcher in southpaw Johnny Schmitz and three players from their minor league farms to be named later. They refused to reveal the purchase price. If Blackwell, winner of only three games against 12 losses, and currently plagued by a sore arm, should do an about face with the Yankees, there are sure to be some red faces in the National League. Explaining why the Brooklyn Dodgers let Blacky out of the league. General Manager E. J. Buzzy Bavasi said: "We may be wrong but we don't :hink Blackwell has it anymore. Besides, he has a sore arm. ''We need a pitcher who can pitch regularly. Blackwell hasn't Ditched in three weeks." FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE Washington at New York Masterson (7-6 vs Raschi (15-3). Boston at Philadelphia (2- twi- ight) Dele (4-5) and Brodowski (5-4) vs Scheib (9-4) and Bishop (1-0). Cleveland at Detroit Lemon (169) vs Trucks (5-15). •THURSDAY'S RESULTS Philadelphia 6 Boston 4 (second ;ame postponed, rain) Cleveland 9-1 Detroit 3-4 (twi- ight). !0nly games scheduled) Minor League Baseball By The Associated Press AMERICAN ASSOCIATION .rfjuisville 4-0 Charleston 1-6 Columbus 3-2 Indianapolis 1-0 Kansas City 10 St. Paul 2 Milwaukee 14 Minneapolis 3 PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Sacramento 5 Portland 0 ian Diego 3-2 Seattle 2-10 Oakland 5 San Francisco 0 Hollywood 3 Los Angeles 2 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 3 Birmingham 0 Little Rock 2 Chattanooga 1 Memphis 7 Nashville 2 Mobile 9-9 New Orleans 1-8 TEXAS LEAGUE Oklahoma City 3-4 Tulsa 1-0 Dallas 2-2 Fort Worth 0-0 Shreveport 10 Houston 3 Beaumont 8 San Antonio 5 WESTERN LEAGUE Denver 6 Colorado Springs 2 Sioux City at Des Moines postponed, rain. Omaha at Lincoln postponed, rain Pueblo 9 Wichita 6 Brooklyn's '"farm" sys- Eye on English Channel After Victory at Catalina SAM PEDRO,. Calif, (ffl — Ray Carmassi, the seventh man to swim the rough Catalina Channel, hopes to tackle the English Channel ne\t. The 23-year-old San Francisco former Marine grinned as he waded ashore Thursday at nearby White's Point, IS hours and 20 minutes after he left Santa Catalina Island, more than 21 miles away. Carmassi, -.vho taught combat survival swimming in the Marines, didn't complain about his ordeal in the water. He was ill Uie first seven hours. An eai plug fell out of his left ear and sail water rushed, in. A doctor gavp Carmassi ear drops and fashioned a new plug for him. The largest number of victories registered by a pitcher without a defeat during a season was made by Tom Zachary of the Yankees in 1929. His record was 12-0. Association Race Is For 4th Place By The Associated Press While everybody's been watching the league-leading Joplin Miners trotting in front of the Western Association pack the last two weeks, a real knockdown fight has been going on for fourth place in the standings. peka and Muskogee have exchanged the No. 4 spot at least six times, and usually it's been only a matter of a few percentage points separating them. Muskogee has been ahead of the Owls all of two days now, and before that the Owls were in front —but only for two days. Muskogee's record stands at 29 wins and 36 losses for a .446 percentage while Tbpeka remains a hair- breath behind with 28 wins and 35 defeats for .444 points. Each team had a chance to-gain ground Thursday night but both dropped their opportunity. Salina choked off a Topeka rally in the eighth inning at Topeka to edge the Owls 4-3. And at Muskogee, the Giants came out on. the tail-end of a 2-1 score with Hutchinson. Bollweg Picked As AA's Most Valuable Player LOUISVILLE, Ky. Iff)—Don Bollweg, Kansas City first baseman, has been chosen the American Association's most valuable player of 1952. Bollweg's selection by baseball writers of the Triple A baseball league was announced today. His batting average has ranged from around .330 to .370 and was .343' in latest compilations. The 30-year-old Bollweg won by a clear-cut margin. He got votes from four of the circuit's lightj cities. No other player was backed by more than one chapter. lola's Joe Vilk Gets 27th Win By The Associated Press The two top hurlers of the KOM league, lola's Joe Vilk and Miami's Jim Owens, clashed in a pitchers duel Thursday night and Vilk notched his 25th win of the season as Miami took a 4-2 spank- ng. The victory was Vilk's 14th in a row. He has six losses. Owens, who has won 22 and lost six, struck out six men, which puts him six short of the league record for strikeouts. The record is 300. The game also featured the base- running of Paul Weeks, lola's shortstop, who added two more stolen bases to his total for the season, giving him 95. The old league record was 71 burglaries. Miami's loss dropped the Eagles nto a second-place tie in the stand- ngs with Ponca City. Both teams have .542 percentage points for the ;eason, but Ponca City has an advantage .in the schedule, facing Blackwell while all of Miami's 6 •emaining games are with lola. Ponca City improved itself in its lomepark with a 5-1 win over the ?ittsburg Pirates. Denver Wins 6-2 To Square Series By The Associated Press Denver's second - place Bears quared their all-important Western League series with the front unning Colorado Springs Sky Sox Thursday night by winning 6-2. Pueblo whipped Wichita 9-6 in the only other game. Rain washed mt the Sioux City at Des Moines and the Lincoln at Omaha contests Three doubleheaders are bookec Friday night. They are Wichita at 'ueblo, Sioux City at Des Moines and Lincoln at Omaha. Colorado Springs and D.enver lay the rubber game of their vial series at the Colorado capital. In a rain-delayed game, Pueblo lulled ahead with a four-run rally Indians Win Close One 3-1 At Grandview VFW Schedule Sunday — Wyandotte Electrics at Wadsworth, 8:15 p. m. Monday — Federal Prison at Prison, afternoon. Monday — HelAerg's at Wadsworth. :15 p. m. Wednesday — Grandview at Wadsworth, 8:15 p. m. At Grandview, Mo., Don "Red" Huffman, the pint-size, right-handed Bobby Shantz of the VFW Indians, celebrated the signing of a Brooklyn Dodger contract last night by administering a defeat to the Grandview Athletic Club by a score of 3-1. It was the fifth defeat against 33 wins for the Grandview team. Red hooked up in a pitching duel with Jim Quinlin, former Rockhurst star. He allowed but two hits while striking out 12. Quinlan gave up four hits and whiffed 11. The Indians scored in the first frame when George Medill trip- pled and came home on Wayne Seymour's single. Another counter crossed the plate in the second as Marty Bauer singled and came home on Slosson's bunt sacrifice when the pitcher Quinlan threw into right field. The third Indian counter was scored in the third frame as George Medill walked, stole second, third, and finally home. The Grandview Athletics scored their only run in the bottom half of the first on a walk, sacrifice, and a single by Walker. The only other hit the Athletics gathered was in the second frame with two out. The score: T? H E VTW Indians 3 4 2 Grandview 1 2 2 Immaculate Gridsters To Report Tuesday- Coach Don Ritchie of Immaculata High School has issued a call for all football candidates to report Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the high school when equipment will be checked out. Coach Ritchie says he looks forward to a long hard season with a tough schedule and only seven lettermen available to build his team with. He looks for about 30 candidates to report. The first practice session will be on Wednesday. Tigers Stand In Way of Pennant Drive By RALPH RODEN Associated Press Sports Writer. The schedule clearly favors the Cleveland Indians in their quest of the 1952 American league pennant but one disturbing factor in the otherwise serene picture is the Detroit Tigers. Cleveland is due to meet the tail- end Tigers nine times before the curtain falls on Sunday, Sept. 28. At first glance it would appear that this is a feather in Cleveland's cap but the marooned Tigers have a nasty habit of beating the Indians at the most inopportune moments. Detroit, then in fifth place, upset the Indians' applecart last year by sweeping a three game set from the Tribe late in September to kill their chances of overhauling the New York Yankees. The specter of 1951 haunted the Indians again Thursday night as Jiey missed a chance to pick up jround on the front-running Yan- <ees by 'splitting a twi-light twin- bill with the Tigers before 53,98 fans. Early Wynn coasted to his 17t victory in the first game, won b, the Indians, 9-3, but Hal New houser turned back the Tribe, 4-1 for the 198th victory of his majo league career in the second. A the Yanks were idle, Cleveland re mained two games off the pace The Indians have 27 games lei to play including 20 of their las 22 at home. The Yanks also hav 27 games left but 18.of them ar on foreign soil. Tha third plac Red Sox have 31 games to go bu 22 of them are av.-ay from horn and Boston is known as a poo road club. The Red Sox also blew a chanc to gain by dropping the firs': gam of a doubleheader to the risin Philadelphia Athletic;, 6 - 4. Th second game was rained out. Brooklyn, meanwhile, continue its march to the National Leagu flag by dumping the Chicago Cubs 9-6, to remain 9% games aheac of the runner-up New York Giants The Giants swamped Pittsburgh 14-7, while Cincinnati edged Bos ton, 5-4, in 11 innings and Philade phia outlasted St. Louis, 10-6, i: he circuit's only night game. Robin Roberts staggered to hi 21st victory of the season as th 'nils lambasted the Cards. Th 'hils opened a 5- 0 lead in twc nnings but Red Schoendiens cracked a three-run homer in th seventh to tie the score at 6- 6 Richie Ashburn drove home tw runs in the eighth to'snap the ti and Smoky Burgess clinched vith a two-run homer in the ninth The loss was the Cards' sixt straight and it cut their advantag over the fourth place Phils tc ;hree % games. In the last two weeks both To- in * e fifth ™ nin 8- A three-run double by Bob Grain was the big ilow. Wichita left 16 runners tranded. The Indians -shelled Pueblo starter Dick Spady for six hits anc ive runs in the two and two-third nnings he was on the mound. The 'ueblo-Wichita series was trans planted to Pueblo after rain lefl he Wellington, Kas., field unplay ible. Complete Line of SCHWINN BICYCLES • Boys' Models i Girls- Models • Lightweight Any Model to Choose From! Easy Terms! Bicycle Accessories And Repairs BIRINGER'S Established 1859 Ml Shawnee Phone 335 PAINT WHITE OR ALUMINUM D r 095 Master . fc „ , Painter ^ m Ga,l. Porch and O25 Deck Enamel ^ cai. Linseed Oil $2.25 Gal. Paint Thinner .. $1.39 Gal. Leavenworth Auto Supply Co. 745 Delaware DETROIT BV-Cleveland's Early Vynn has become quite a Tiger amer. The Indians' hurler defeat ed Detroit, 9-3, Thursday in thi spener of a twi-night doubleheade or his 17th victory of the season and his third straight triumph ove the Tigers. Last season Wynn bea the Bengals four times without setback. PHILADELPHIA UP) — Opposing latters haven't been too successfu WE FIX IT Phone 1440 for Plumbing Installations and Repairs! Morton Plumbing Go. Wayne Morton, Prop. 1424 Spruce Millers End Their 9-Game Win Streak is made up of freshmen, as there Southp.aw hurler Ted Wilks ol are 25 newcomers on hand. The the Pirates lost his first three rest of the group consists of 12 men who became acquainted with Coach Deutsch's system last year, but did not letter. By The Associated Press Pennant-bound Milwaukee snapped Minneapolis' nine-game winning streak with a 20-hit, 14-3 triumph Thursday night and bounded 'o an 8% game edge over second- place Kansas City. Kansas City's skidding Blues absorbed a 10-2 trouncing as St. Paul jehind Hugh Oser's four-hit hurl- ng. The Saints routed the Blues high-priced bonus rookie, Ed Cereghino, with a four-run blast in the sixth. Columbus downed Indianapolis 3. in an extra inning battle with Pat 3 atrick, George Eyrich and Ralph Jeard holding the Tribe to three hits. Rookie Willard Schmidt spun a one-hitter as the Redbirds took the nightcap 2-0 in a rain-called 6% nnings of play. Louisville downed Charleston 41 behind 18-year-old Frankie Baumann whose shutout was spoiled >y Babe Bama's 14th homer. The Senators rebounded for a 6-0 nightcap, decision that broke a 10-game osing string. Friday's schedule: xiuisville at Charleston Indianapolis at Columbus Kansas City at St. Paul Milwaukee at Minneapolis n locating the home run range off rookie pitcher Harry Byrd of the Athletics—except for Boston's Dick ernert. In his last 11 games, Byrd has yielded only two round - trippers and both have been by Gernert. The Red Sox first baseman homer- ed off Byrd Thursday as Philadelphia edged Boston, 6-4. 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