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as NO " I .VESTY-TWO ST.LOUIS STAR-TIMES THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 3, 1U43. ST.LOUIS SlAR-IIMtS Star tins Pitchers Hit a Hard As Cardinals i Meet ' Phillies Northey Clouts , : Homer Lou Klein Triples -In 3rd Inning As Red Birds Score 2 Last Night's Game on Page 23. BY DONALD II. DREES. Of tbe Star-Times Sports Staff. SPORTSMAN'S PARK, June 3. The Philadelphia Phils, who have had their fill of being a National League fill-in as cellar champions and are now ambitious to improve their fifth-place prosperity, battled the Cardinals in the opener of a five-game series this afternoon., . It was Ladies Day and about 4,000 fans were in the stands. Al Gerheauser started for the Phils and was solved for two runs In the Cardinal third as Klein singled. Harry Walker tripled to hit safely in his 12th successive game and then scored on Musial's fly. Ron Northey parked his second homer of the season atop the pavilion roof in the fourth inning against Murray Dickson who had retired the first 10 men in order. A moment later In the same chapter the Phils scored again when Adams was safe on a fumble, and Wasdell and Dahlgren singled. The teams play under the flood -lithts tomorrow night, run off a single game Saturday afternoon and wind up the series with a dou-bleheader on Sunday. Tomorrow night Mort Cooper will start for the Champions against Charley Puchs of the Phils. Outfielders Buster Adams and Coaker Triplett. obtained from the Cards in the five-man trade were in uniform for the Phils, and 'Adams started in centerfield. Dan Clay will report to the Phils from Rochester on Saturday. - Danny Litwhiler. key man in the trade, who played his first game for he Cards last night, was sidelined with a sprained wrist as a result of crashing into the wall going after a foul ball in the Brooklyn finale. He will be out a week. Frank Dem-aree replaced Litwhiler in left field. Whitey KurowskI was at the park wearing dark glasses protecting his recently injured eye. He may be permitted to take a workout tomorrow. The game, play by play: FIRST INNING. PHILS Murtaugh flied to De-maree. Northey flied to Muslal. Adams fanned. NO RUNS. ' CARDINALS Klein singled to center. H. Walker sacrificed. May to Dahlgren. Musial flied to Wasdell. Demaree flied to Adams. NO RUNS. SECOND INNING. PHILS Wasdell flied to Musial. Dahleren flied to H. Walker. Dickson threw out Stewart. NO RUNS. ! CARDS W. Cooper popped to Stewart. Sanders singled to cen-', ter. Brown flied to Adams. Marion ; fanned. NO RUNS. ; THIRD INNING J PHILS May popped to Sanders. ; Livingston popped to Brown. Klein threw out Gerheauser. NO RUNS. ; CARDINALS Dickson fanned. ; Klein singled to center. H. Walker tripled to left center scoring Klein. ; Musial flied to Wasdell. H. Walker scoring. May threw out Demaree. TWO RUNS. : FOURTH INNING. PHILS Marion threw out Mur-I taugh. Northey hit his second home ; run of the season onto the right field pavilion roof. Adams was safe . on Marion's fumble. Wasdell singled, ; sending Adams to third. Dahlgren ; singled, scoring Adams. Stewart . hit into double plav. Marion to Klein to Sanders. TWO RUNS. CARDINALS Stewart threw out ' W. Cooper. Murtaugh threw out ! Sanders. Murtaugh threw out Brown. NO RUNS. FIFTH INNING PHILS May fanned. Livingston walked. Gerheauser beat out a pop bunt over Dickson's head. Llvine-,ton stopping at second. Murtaugh 'fanned. Northey filed to Musial. i NO RUNS. Li tiddler Earns Cheers In Debut With Carilinals What happened to Danny Litwhiler in his Cardinal debut last night? Here 'tis: Batting: 1st Popped out with runners on first and third. 4th Grounded out to shortstop with runner on second. 6th Forced runner at second base. 9th Singled to center, driving Musial to third, and was out at plate to end the game due to error in coaching direction at third base. Fielding: On his first fielding play he crashed hard into the grandstand wall and dropped a foul fly off Dolph Camilli's bat in the third inning. Injured his right wrist and cut left knee on play; not serious, however. Had one putout. Crowd reaction: Was cheered in pre-game practice, giveen ova-in pre-game practice, given ovations when announced in starting lineup, on his first appearance at plate and on his fine try for Camillas foul fly. His reaction: "It's wonderful to be with the Cards. Til give 'em everything I've got!" A RELAXING OUTLET TODAY FAIRMOUNT PARK G Spirited Races 0 FIRST POST 3 O'CLOCK Daily Daablt. Pint oa. $ Racas Rat Sarvlca at Paartk ana Lacai Ava. 12 ICHIBUUO XQUMA Illf Browns Sign Conzelman As Assistant To Barnes I y JT .-- ....-.--.-...:.. .w9BmmMm - ,emrfSZmsssssss5eC . jf -4 DRESS-UP TIME FOR DANNY LITWHILER in the Cardinals' clubhouse, as Billy Southworth's new outfielder preps and primps a bit before mirrors in the Sportsman's Park clubhouse before making his debut with the. Red Birds in last night's game with the Brook- Cardinals-Phils SCORE BY INNINGS fHJLl .... 0 0 0 2 0 CARDINALS 0 0 2 0 THE BOX SCORE (For four and one-half innings) PHILS AB R H PO A E Murtaugh, 2b 3 0 0 0 2 0 Nortliey, rf 3 1 1 0 0 0j Adams, cf 2 1 0 2 0 0 Wastide!l,IL2 0 1 2 0 0 Dahlgren, 1L.2 0 1 5 0 0 Stewart, ss... 2 0 0 1 1 0 Mar, 3b 2 0 0 0 2 0 Livingston, c.l 0 0 2 0 0 Gerheauser, p 2 0 1 0 0 0 Totals 19 2 4 12 5 0 CARDINALS AB R H PO A E Klein, 2b 2 12 110 H. Walker, cL.l 1 1 10 0 Musial, rf. 2 0 0 3 0 0 Demaree, If 2 0 0 1 0 0 W. Cooper, c... 2 0 0 3 0 0 Sanders, 1b... 2 0 1 5 0 0 Brown, 3b. 2 0 0 1 0 0 Marion, ss. 1 0 0 0 2 1 Dickson, 1 0 0 0 1 0 Totals... 15 2 4 15 4 1 Umpires Jorda. Canlan and Barr. Attendance (Estimated), 4.600. Baseball Scores NATIONAL LEAGUE BROOKLYN At Chicif. I2 3 4.JIB7H9 K H E 0 0 0 ooooooooo CHICAGO . 2 0 2 OOOOOOOOO Batteries: Brooklyn Head and Owen. Chicago Warneke and Hernaades. NEW YORK At Pittsbireh 128 4 S780 K B E 0 0 1 1 0 0 oooooo PITTSBURGH 104220 OOOOOO Hcllerles: New York Trlnkle and Lom-kardi. Pltfsbargb Sewell and Baker. Boston at Cincinnati. p. m. AMERICAN LEAGUE CHICAGO At BistOR 12 8 4. M m n e 0 0 5 0 BOSTON 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 odooo 0 2 OOOOOO Batteries: Chicago Hayaes and Tresh. BmIm H. Newsame, Chase (3) and Parte. CLEVELAND At hiladtlihia 12C34B6T8B ft H E 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 ooooo PHILADELPHIA 0 0 0 5 0 0 OOOOOO Batteries: Cleveland Dean and Philadelphia Black and Wagner. Resar. Detroit al Washington, 7:34 p. an. Today's Horn Runs AMERICAN LEAGUE. McQainn, Brawn , 1 NATIONAL LEAGUE. Northey, Phils . . .1 Nicholson, Cnbs 1 Breezing Home Wins at Belmont. NEW YORK, June 3. (UP) Breezing Home, a stocky bay son o: Espino. skimmed over a muddy track yeseterday for a narrow head victory in the featured Cheops Handicap before a crowd of 11,902 at Belmont Paark. Browns Face Bonham 1 In New York Opener; McQuinn Homers In 5 th YANKEE STADIUM, NEW TOTlK, June 3. The Browns today opened a five-game series in the final stop of their first invasion of the east. Luke Sewell started Bob Muncrief, Mho was looking for his second victory of the season, Jumbo Bonham pitehed for the Bombers. He had won four and lost two. The Yankees scrambled thir batting order, with Johnny Lindell moving into the cleanup spot and Joe Gordon slipping down to No. 6. The McCarthymen scored a run in their half of the second on Dickey's single a infield out and another single by Nick Etten. George McQuinn's third home run of the campaign in the fifth accounted for the Browns first run. Sewell announced he would send Steve Sundra against Spud Chandler tomorrow. . . The game play-by-play: FIRST INNING. BROWNS Gutteridge popped to Johnson. Byrnes struck out. Laabs popped to Johnson. NO RUNS.- YANKEES Muncrief tossed out Stirnweiss. Weatherly got a hit off Gutteridge's glove. Keller flied to Byrnes. Lindell grounded to Clift. NO RUNS. SECOND INNING. BROWNS Chartak singled to center. Hayes flied to Keller. McQuinn lined to Lindell , who threw to Etten, doubling Chartak. NO RUNS. ' YANKEES Dickey singled to right. Clift threw out Gordon, Etten singled to center, scoring Dickey. Johnson hit into a double play, Christman to Gutteridge to McQuinn. ONE RUN. THIRD INNING. BROWNS Clift doubled off the left field wall. Christman grounded to Johnson, Clift holding second. Muncrief flied to Weatherfly. Gut teridge lined to Lindell. NO RUNS Yankees Bonham lined to Clift. Stirnweiss beat out a bunt along the third base line. Weatherly forced Stirnweiss. McQuinn to Christman. Keller fouled to McQuinn. NO RUNS. . . FOURTH INNING. BROWNS Byrnes was called out on strjkes. Laabs lined to Keller. Chartak fouled to Dickey. NO RUNS. YANKEES Lindell fouled to Hayes. Dickey flied to Laabs. Gor don grounded to Christman. NO RUNS. FIFTH INNING. BROWNS Hayes flied to Weath erly. McQuinn hit a home run into the right field stands. It was his third of the season. Clift walked. Clift was out stealing. Dickey to Gordon. Christman grounded to Johnson. ONE RUN. YANKEES Etten popped to Gutteridge. Johnson fouled to Clift. Bonham flied to Laabs. NO RUNS. SIXTH INNING. BROWNS Muncrief flied to Weatherly. Gutteridge singled to left. Byrnes forced Outteridee. Gordon to Stirnweiss. Laabs popped 10 uoraon. no RUNS. YANKEES Clift threw out Stirn weiss., Weatherly fouled to McQuinn. Keller grounded to McQuinn. NO RUNS. SEVENTH INNING. BROWNS Chartak and Haves fanned. McQuinn grounded to Gordon. NO RUNS. YANKEES Lindell grounded to Christman. Dickey singled to cen ter. Gordon fouled to Clift. Etten popped to Gutteridge. NO RUNS. EIGHTH INNING. BROWNS Clift was safe on Stirnweiss' bad throw. Christman forced Clift, Etten to Stirnweiss Muncrief bunted foul on a third strike, and was out. Gutteridge bounced to Gordon. NO RUNS. YANKEES J ohnson flied to Laabs. Bonham walked. Stirn weiss flied to Byrnes. Weatherly forced Bonham. McQuinn to Christ- man. ro RUNS. NINTH INNING. BROWNS Byrnes fouled to Et ten. Laabs lined to Keller. Chartak walked. Hayes struck out. NO RUNS, , . 8tar-Times Photo. lyn Dodgers. Litwhiler, obtained in a trade with the Phillies, lost no time in joining the Cards. He shuffled into town from Chicago, apparently eager to do his bit toward winning this 1943 National League flag for the Birds. SCORE BY INNINGS BROWNS 1 2 3 8 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 YANKEES 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 THE BOX SCORE (For eight and one-half innings) BROWNS AB R H PO A E Gutteridge, 2 b.. 4 0 1 3 0 0 Byrnes, If 4 0 0 2 0 0 Laabs, cf 4 0 0 3 0 0 Chartak, rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 Hayes, c... 4 0 0 1 0 0 McQuinn, 1b... 3 1 110 2 0 Clift, 3b 2 0 1 3 3 0 Christman, ss.3 0 0 2 3 0 Muncrief, p.. .3 0 0 0 1 0 Totals 30 1 4 24 9 0 YANKEES AB R H PO A E Stirnweiss, ss. 4 0 1 2 0 1 Weatherly, cf4 0 1 3 0 0 Keller, If 3 0 0 3 0 0 Lindell, rf 3 0 0 2 1 0 Dicker, c 3 12 7 10 Gordon, 2b 3 0 0 3 2 0 Etten, II 3 0 15 10 Johnson, 3b 3 0 0 2 2 0 Bonham, p 2 0 0 0 0 0 Totals... 28 1 5 27 7 1 T'mpirei Kcmmrl mud Hnbhard. Attendance 4,963. Field Day For Miss Phillips. Notre Dame High School, 320 E. Ripa, held Its annual field day meet last Monday. Miss Etta Mae Phillips, a enlor, did all but run away with the meet by capturing three firsts, the running broad jump, the high jump and the 50-yard dash. Her class also led the field In the relays. Miss Phillips was awarded the school trophy in recognition of her sports achievements. It was her second trophy in four years. . Basham Is Suspended. CHICAGO, June 3. (UP) Jockey Chalmers Basham, who has ridden six winners at the Lincoln Fields race track this spring, was under suspension today for the duration of the meeting because of "unsatisfactory riding." The track stewards offered no further explanation of B-asham's suspension. Their action, they said, was not prompted by the jockey's performance in any specific race. The Lincoln Fields meeting runs through June 19. Ohio State Grid Coach Delivers 1943 Sob Story INDIANAPOLIS, IND., June 3. (UP) Paul Brown, youthful coach of Ohio State's. 1942 Big Ten football champions, believes his charges have little hope of repeating their victory next fall. Brown, here to address a Buckeye alumni meeting, said last night he expected only 10 players out of the 57 who reported for spring practice to return in the autumn. The rest of the team will have to come from 17-year-old freshmen and sophomores, he said. "And I can't expect much from them," he added. Super Scores In 0 Fair mount Opener At $6.00 Refund FAIRMOUNT RACE TRACK, COLLINSVILLE. ILL., June 3. A program of eight claiming races were served patrons attending the fourth day of the Fairmount spring meeting this afternoon. In the group of "claiming' thoroughbreds were several horses with a reDutation of better than fair company in the days gone by. A fast track Indicated close races for the afternoon. Form players were treated to a winner In the opening event when Super, piloted by Hauer, crossed the line in front of th field, returning a straight mutuel refund of $6.00. Riverby Boy was whispered around the track as a highly touted long shot and almost delivered for the players of a winning ticket, lacking the staying qualities for the six fur longs, however, ana imisnea sec ond. The place refund with $11.40 and show at $5.20. Fairmount Results FIRST RACE B fnrlonji: Super, 115 (Hauer), 6.00. ff.OO, S.4A. Riverbr Boy, IIS (Schlenker), 11.40, 5.20, Meadowbrook. JOS (Cassitr). S.40. Time 116 1-5. Also ran: xWateh Chilla, Running Sue, Lady Be Keene, xRosey Future. Afnara, xl.akerlcw T.. Dabiton, Fair urorfia, Fancy Face. xFleld. SECOND RACE: Malhlfh. won; Namor, aecond; Dark Btrtam, tnira. SCRATCHES. 1. Sinrer Hill. She Rolls. 3. Epistle, Chicony, Myrfia, Alelnloni, It Man, Prince Gale. 3. Joe Barman, Doable Witch, Cahoklan 1. Hot Spark. 8. Swing Leader, Spanish Belle. -Track, fast. Fairmount Entries TOMORROW. FIRST RACE S6U3. elaimiBf, S-year-elda and op, B'i furlengn: Bid Dp liazDeyil'a Froli ..1a xPrince Gale ...IDs ikli Ras .......IM xWnat Now 109 xFadra Girl .104 xNauchty Sister. .14 Riverlass 100 Tropical Gal ,.IM Smart Advice ....100 Hallinon 114 xPandisco 101 Nanei D ia Ternaider 114 xBar Thirteen 1 IS Remarkable ......114 xShrewd Roamer.lOO xOnnky Duke ....IIS SECOND RACE (60S, claiming-, S-y car- old! and p. fprlonas: xEpixar IM xMifhly Mis ...10? Cbicwin 107 Taleyriea Lin a . . 10? Jearnalist HtLepat lit Nadine K 107 xLlrhtseme 10? xClansmaid .... .10S Khadoon 107 Van Hatter , lit xFaleonlero 101 Manhnnt 1 10 xPredletabla Aft xRonnla Ill Sir Jimmy 110 xDarbv Dienst ...107 Old Book Ill THIRD RACE (041.1, claimini, S and 4-vear-olds, 0 farlonas: Gay Nash 1 10 xMiss I.ctltla ,...10t Tide Way 110 xMIra G 100 juiirt C ill xHanch mo Little Snorky ...110 xMoccasin lot Grand Rash 107 Ballet Slipper ...104 Bird Lot 100 Ladle R 107 Rivrrdaa lit Carlarlass lit x Artel s Elite ....lot Lakeriew Misa ...100 xRelniner .10 FOURTH RACE SOOS. claiming, t-ycar-old maidens and winners of one race, 4',j fnrlonrs: Linn Creek 114 xGslahad Gal ...104 xWlnr o' Blue ...104 Linda Sands ....100 Never Alone Ill Coant Chant ...lit Frances W 1o Phyllis H 109 FIFTH RACF SOOS. claiming, 3-year-olds and ap, 0 farlongs: She Did Ill xCahekian 100 x Jolly Greenock . 9t O Been Toko ....10ft xDinner Horn ,. .100 Sandclork IIS Jubilate Boy ... .IIS I.otaeold IIS Try Flight 1 1S Dodge Me IIS Blue Valley USxOld Timer 100 xGraee K 100 Valrilna Parge ...111 Steel Oueen 10S xTetrashera .....100 Brave Da lift xSister's Boy ...100 SIXTH RACE S705. claiming, 1-year-olds and an. 0 fnrlonrs: xO. K. Mullen . .100 Onemore 110 Rnstv Gold 110 Little Red Fox ..170 Cnnejo 10 1 Lav Bridge ...100 Miiis Militant ...10ft SEVENTH RACE SOOS. elslming. 1-year. M and ap, 1 mile and 70 yards: Shlnin Sea , . . . . 10ft Rotova 10ft sTipoit a mm wi str - JLr.wtn nar .ine .. J I r .100 s Jack's Pride ....100 ... .118 ....100 108 4-year- Peachrrina 100 Zsngerman xStrollinr r)r ...lOOzReao Insee Spanish Hello ...100 Far Fast . EIGHTH RACE 8005. claiming, olds and an. 1 mile and 70 yards Here Now IIStMt Banjo 100 Arizona Lady . ...100 Extend ......... .118 Agronomy ...... .118 Total Loss ......100 Shnehor 118 Larkalonr 118 xMack's Prince .100 Dasky Maid 108 La Sombra 108 Xenoras Fax ,...113 xApprentlre allowance claimed. Minor League Scores PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. Hollywood 0-2. Seattle 4-S. Sarramenla 8, Las Angeles S. Partlsnd 9. Oakland t. San Francisco 0. San Diero t. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE. Toronto 0-5. Buffalo 5-8. Baltimore 1. Jersey City 0. Monteral O. Rochester i. Newark 8. Syracuse 8 (tie came, called in tenth innina;. dimont). SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION. KnoxTllle 1?, New Orleans 8. Birminrham 3. Nashville 0. Memphis 4. Chattanooga S. Little Rock 4. Atlanta 0. Birmingham 5, Naihyille 0. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Kan City 7. Indianapolis 5. St. Paol 3. Toledo 0. Louisville , Milwaukee 1. Colambas 5, Minneapolis t. ...... Quits Grid Post; Joins Browns And Investment Co. e BY JACK HEMSTOCK. Jimmy Conzelman, complete with witticisms, songs, gags, a thorough knowledge of athletics and an abil ity to get along in sports circles, has resigned as head coach of the Chicago Cardinals football team to join the St. Louis Browns as assistant to President Donald L. Barnes. Barnes announced today that Conzelman, former gridiron star and later coach at Washington University, will take over duties as assistant to the president of both the baseball club and the American Investment Company of Illinois, also headed by Barne ;. He also will be director of public relations forboth companies. A one-time navy boxing cham pion, sculpture salesman, song writer, opera singer, radio announcer and newspaper scribe, Conzelman was present in Barnes' of fices in the Ambassador bldg. today when the announcement was made. "Excellent Addition." Conzelman's background in ath letics and business and his national reputation in the field of public relations . will make an excellent addition to the Browns organization," Barnes said. ' "I am happy to come back to St. Louis," Conzelman said. The addition to the Browns' staff likely will prove valuable to the club as a "scout" of youthful play ing talent, through his connections at colleges throughout the country. Barnes, in announcing the move, made this statement: "I am happy to announce that Mr. James Conzelman will join the St. Louis Browns and the American Barnes. Conzelman. Investment Co. of Illinois In the capacity of assistant to the president and will head up the public relations departments of both companies. "Vice -.President and General Manager Bill DeWltt and myself believe Mr. Conzelman's background in athletics and business and his national reputation in the field of public relations will make an excellent addition to the Browns' organization." (Signed) DONALD L. BARNES, President, American League 1 1 Baseball Club of St. Louis. President, American Invest-ment Co. of Illinois. Had Stormy Resignation. Conzelman, who lists a job as assistant to the president of a Chicago transportation company among his many sidelines, resigned as football coach at Washington Uni-cersity in January, 1940, after serv ing In that post for eight years. The resignation was met by a storm of protest from members of the student body. While hailed as a player in his student days, he also gained local fame as a piano player and com poser of ditties. Jimmy played his first football under Coach Mike Walker at Central High School, later shifting to McKinley because of a change in school districts. He entered Washington U. in 1916. Conzelman is listed as 45 years old. Major League Leaders By United Press. AMERICAN LEAGUE. FIVE LEADING BATTERS. G. AB. R. H. Pet. Stephens. St. Loo Is. M M It H .Xifl Hoekett, Cleveland . .. lis 10 39 .30 Lindell. New York.... 3 l'a Iz m .arts Higgins. Detroit 03 110 1ft S7 .011 Wakefield, Detroit ...14 15 17 47 .300 NATIONAL LEAGUE. G. AB. R. H. Pet. Dahlgren. Phllad'ahla. 177 IS 4ft .Sift Musial, St. Leais 8ft 140 SI M .004 Herman, Brooklyn.. . .40 141 21 40 .S4ft Walker. St. Louis S3 I 'll 19 43 .33fl MeCormick, Cinein'ti 38 152 17 4 .323 ROME RUNS Keller. Yankees. 0: Di-Maggia. Pirates. 0: Gordon. Yankees. S: Litwhiler. Cardinals. It; Ott. Giants, 4;' Maynard, Giants. 4; Klein, Cardinals, 4; Nicholson, Cabs, 4; Laabs, Brawns, 4. RUNS BATTED IN Herman, Dodgers, 31: DIMaggie, Pirates, SO; Owen, Dodgers, 20; Gordon, Yankees, 24; Johnson, Senators, St. RUNS Masial, Cardinals. SI: Camilli, Dodgers, 81: Vaaghan. Dodgers. 25: Klein, Cardinals, 25; Gaian, Dodgers, 25. HITS Masial. Cardinals. 54: MeCormick. Reds, 40; Herman, Dodgers, 49; Dahlgren, Phillies, 40; Froy, Reds, 47; Wakefield, Tigers, 47. Concert? Nope, Just Milivaukee Playing a Game MILWAUKEE, June 3 (INS) A crowd of 7400 baseball fans jammed into Borchert Field last night to witness a game between the home town Brewers and the Louisville Colonels. They went wild as the Brewers staged one of the best shows of the year. Here is what they saw: 1. Manager Charlie Grimm strummed a guitar with Hershel Martin, a former Phil player, banging away at the piano. 2. Business Manager Rudy Schaefer operated a bull fiddle contrived 'from a three-gallon paint bucket, and a broom handle. - 3. The club's own swing band, with Bill Veeck tooting a dime-store whistle, and the club's own quartet, chimed in. 4. Manager Grimm sang a baritone solo. Oh, yes, Louisville won the game, 9-7, in 10 innings. Inside Story About I The Dodgers WHEN BALL PLAYERS GET OFF THE RESERVATION, MEETINQ up with friends here and there at dinner parties or down at Joe s place Just around the corner, they often reveal inside club secrets with more or less confidence, don't you know. And, so it was with certain members of the Brooklyn Dodgers during their visit here this week. Wait until Prof. Branch Rickey hears about this information itll startle him no little, and may even knock him off his props. Those Dodgers are talking about managerial Interference by their president and general manager none other than Rickey, of course. Not only that, but the players are wonderijig how come they spot Branch seated In a box next to their coop whether the Dodgers are playing tbe Pirates in Pittsburgh, the Reds in Cincinnati, the Cardinals in St. Louis or any other park in the National League. There's this story unfolded by one of Leo Durocher's athletes to a local pal, true or false, but from the lips of a Dodger and relayed to this observer: "Now,; when we were over In Pittsburgh last week 'Mickey Owen received a phone call from Mr. Rickey to rush to Mr. Rickey's room for a private conference. In plain words that 'Mickey' could understand, and not Mr. Rickey's six-syllable words, 'Mickey' was reminded that he had not been calling the right shots from his pitchers. "We weren't so hot in two games with the Pirates. They whaled us, 17-4 and 9-5. Another thing, Owen received an expert lesson in second-guessing. He was told he'd been calling for too many fast balls, or maybe it was too many curves, but, anyway, he should mix 'em up more than he had been. "If you ask our pitchers, Owen has done a swell Job in feeding the proper assortment to the batters in 1941. in 1942, and all games in which, he has worked this year. Maybe Mr. Rickey has a new change of pace as a master-mind that will help us win the pennant in 1943." RAPID CHANGES ON INFIELD. THOSE DODGERS THOUGHT THEY WERE DOING ALL RIGHT for themselves leading the league with a percentage of 21-10 .667 as they moved into the closing week of May. Billy Southworth's Cardinals were right on the heels of the Flatbush Bums, but, running second to these same Bums at that time, remember. Despite the fact tbe Brooks were in first place they had heard rumblings from the executive department they couldn't hold off the Cardinals' challenge with that infield combination showing Al Glossop at second base, Billy Herman at third base, and Arky Vaughan at shortstop. "Babe" Camilli fitted the Rickey requirements at first base. The expected infield shift occurred about a week ago. Glossop received a ticket to the bench. Herman moved over to his old position at second base, and Dee Moore, drafted from the New Orleans Pelicans last winter, and one of those all-around players, apparently fitted for any position, was the new third-baseman. The player commenting on that strange switch was not certain whether it was thought up by Manager Leo Durocher. or whether Leo the Lip was following instructions from the front office. "Anyway, we saw Moore's name listed as the third baseman over In Pittsburgh," related Mr. Dodger. "That's not all. We heard from varioo sources that we couldn't win this pennant with Vaughan at shortstop. So what? A young collegian from Illinois University joined us in Cincinnati. Boyd Bartley's the name. Vaughan transferred from shorUtop to third base to make room for young nartley." Mr. Dodger expressed the opinion that perhaps the club's execuUv department was unduly alarmed over the team's showing. They didn't seem to realize the club couldn't get any higher than first place, and these Cardinals haven't clinched the 1943 pennant as yet. DEFENSE FOR DUROCHER AS MANAGER. DUROCHER STANDS ACE HIGH WITH HIS PLAYERS, ACCORDING to our Informant while passing along this information regarding things la' Brooklyn. It seems Leo, in directing the club, is laboring under a mental hazard this year wondering if every piece of strategy will meet with the approval of Prof. Rickey. Winning this 1943 National League nag for Brooklyn rests squarely on Rickey's shoulders, and Branch is no doubt willing to dip into the managerial department at the risk of players revealing his dual role. It is known that Rickey displayed deep concern over his Dodsers during his visit to St. Louis. He's shooting for the pennant, and not second place, dropping the following remark in a brief interview: "We have a streaky ball club. I want to see it find itself, and swing into a lead of eight games, if possible, by August. If we do, I promise well not lose it later that month, or even in September." H'm, Branch remembered the flop of the Dodgers a year ago when they set the pace by 10 full lengths in early August, yet trailed our Cardinals by two games at the close of the season. Go Fishing, But Conserve On Gas, Order By Ickes WASHINGTON, June 3. (UP) Harold L. Ickes, as co-ordina-tor of fisheries and at the same time petroleum administrator, said today that "we still think it's a good idea for sportsmen to fish when they can and where they can without etxra gasoline." There is no possibility of getting extra gasoline rations for sport fishermen, Ickes said. He advised sportsmen to try brooks near home. Racine Belles Lead In Softball League SOUTH BEND, IND., June 3. (INS) The Racine Belles went into the lead of the All-American girls softball league today after whipping the pace-setting South Bend Blue Sox. 3 to 2. Chief credit for the Belles' victory went to Annabcll Thompson who checked the Blue Sox with five hits. Rockford 8, Kenosha 3. KENOSHA, WIS.. June 3. (INS) The Rockford. 111., team of the All-American girls softball league had another game In the winning column today following last night's victory over Kenosha. The score was 8 to 3. Major League Standings NATIONAL LEAGUE. Games Clah. ' Won.Lost. Pet. Win. Lone. Bch'd Brooklyn ..26 14 .650 .659 .634 ... ST. LOUIS.23 14 .622 .632 .605 Cincinnati .19 18 J514 .526 .500 514 6'-i 6i Pittsburgh Fhial'phla Boston New York Chicago .. 18 17 .514 .528 .500 18 19 .16M7 ..15 23 486 .500 .474 485 .500 .471 395 .410 ,385 10 12 25 .324 .342 .316 12 J4 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS. Brooklyn. 3: St. Louis. X (night). Cincinnati. IS: New York. 0. Philadelphia. 6: Chicago. 5. Pittsburgh, 8; Boston, t (night). TOMORROWS GAMES. Philadelphia at St. Louis. Brooklyn at Chicago. New York at Pittsburgh (night). Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE. Games Club. Won.Lost.Pet. Wln.Loae. Ben'd New York .19 14 .576 .588 .559 ... Wash'ton ..21 16 .568 .57E 453 ... Detroit ....18 16 .529 443 414 1!, Pila'phia .19 19 400 413 .486 2Vi Cleveland ..18 19 .486 .500 .474 3 Boston ....18 20 .474 .487 .462 3'i Chicago ...14 16 .467 .484 .452 3Vi ST. LOUIS.12 19 .387 .406 .375 6 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS. Browns. 7-t; Boston, 4-S (first IS innings, second 10 innings.) Chicago, S; New York. 1. Detroit, 7; Philadelphia, t. Washington, 13; Cleveland, 1 (night). TOMORROW'S GAMES. Brawns at New York. Detroit at Washington (night). Cleveland at Philadelphia (night). Chicago at Boston. " 1 McKinley Nine Tied For Title PL'BLIC HIGH SCHOOL LEAGtE STANDINGS. W. L. W. I. Soolhwest .... 0 I Rlewelt 8 McKinley 0 I Cleseland I Beaumont .... 4 t Rooserelt I Central 4 t Soldan 1 McKinley and Southwest are tied for the Public High School baseball championship today as a result of McKinley's 4-3 triumph over Roosevelt on the victors' home diamond yesterday. Eliminated from the race were the Beaumont Blue Jackets, last year's titleholders. who were shut out by Central, 4-0, on the Jackets campus. Pitcher Ed Thorn allowed the Jackets but one hit during the seven-inning game. In the McKinley-Rooevelt contest, Bill Struharik notched his fifth league victory of the season as he set the Riders down with four hits Cathedral Nine Wins Title. The Cathedral is the 1943 baseball champion of the Forest Park division of the C. Y. C. Parochial LeaRiie today, due to the steady pitching and heavy hitting of Dan Koesters. Danny fanned 14 St, James boys and blasted out four hits to lead his team to a 14-6 victory yesterday. OUT. So . Iff Tartftj IftWtl itui far m smxw -. . mi:-'- I .. - fir. v". ftlttlfflililitCirHritlM.ttUaHJub.aki, V'. A t-e IFULSTTAW jsa,iQifco aya..i. waax,jt aaa.As I 1 1--. -i i n A. e r-iMi-r iaaj

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