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PAGE SES BLTTHETTLLl (AM.) COVKIKR MBWI ' THURSDAY, ,TUNB », 1»W Washington's Cuban Talent Excells as Tiger Tamers By JACK HAND (Associated I'"" Spoils Wrlttr) Bucky Hnrris' new Washington rhumba team—Consuegra and Marrero—liave mucho stuffo on the old apple. Just ask Detroit. The Tigers saw Sandalio Consncgra yesterday and Conrad Marroro Tvicsday. They haven't seen the ball yot. Who arc Consuegra and Marrero? righthander, now is a regular .start- Brooklyn lied for the lead. Cin- The red book says they boll! pitch- WINGS SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION J W I, Pet. Atlanta 44 21 .677 irmingham 39 25 .609 cd for Havana In the Florida Inwr- national (Class B) last year. Con- sucgra had a 6-5 record in 11 ipmes. He's a slim Cuban, just under G feet but only 150 pounds. Manoi'o, a chunky fellow, had a 23-8 record for a 1.52 earned run a v e r a r; e. Three years In a row he was the top winner in the- league. Harris too keen on his Juban talent .luring spring training. Nalur- he Is a littl cr with a 4-2 record. Half his wins arc over Detroit's first-place Tigers, n three-hitter and a four-hitter. The two of them with a 6-2 combined record for a club that has won 26 and lost 31, are the top Latin American sports diplomats in the nation's capital. Cleveland, moving fast In the race, saved Detroit's hide by whipping the second place New York Yankees, 5-1. No Cubans there. E-ir- I ly Wynn, an otd Alabama boy, took wasn't charge of the Yanks with a four- Jiitter. Only Bobby Brown's homer in the ninfh robbed him of P shutout Billy Pierce followed up his recent one-hitter against New York clnnati rallied with three in the ninth to nip Brooklyn. 6-5, while St. Louis pulled up even with the Dodgers on a rousing 14-6 romp over New York. Manager Burt Shotton lifted slarter Don Newcombe when ha walked the leadoff man In the ninth although Brooklyn led, 5-3. Relief iJiU-hini: failed to stop Ciney with Many l/wrrey delivering a decisive bases loaded double. Curds Hun Wild SI. Louis ran up the biggest score against (he Giants this season to rccalii a piece of first place Leo nuroi-Iier's "hunch" starter, Kirby Hi^be, failed to last two innings. Fine relief pitching by BUI Werle J Buck.v Harris Class B pitcher the majors. Turned out he didn't have lo worry. Consuegra got Into an argument with owner Clark Griffith of (lie Senators about paying off an old Venezuela contract and went home. He was called back from Havana this month. First start he shut out Chicago. St. Louis knocked him out. Then he whipped Detroit yesterday. 12-4, with only five hits. Marrero, like his countryman, a dubious about a | with a 3-1 victory lor Chicago over] and timely hiling in the sixth Jn- the Boston Red Sox. Pierce yielded jcven hits but he struck out eight, Getting Ted Williams twice. ning gave Pittsburgh a 5-3 win over Philadelphia, costing the Phils a chance to close in on the load. Lou Brissie came to the rescue! Triple:; by Giis Bell and Ralph Kt- of Bob Hooper to save the Pbiladel- | ncr were the big guns in the three- phla A's 4-2 margin over St. Louis, run sixth. Werle relieved winner Although BrKsle started Sunday [ Dill MacDonald in the seventh lo and pitched nine Innings Tuesday night lie worked 1 1|3 hUlcss m- ninss. Veteran Wally Moses drove in two of the runs off Al Wldinar. stamp out a threat. Vern Bicktord's five-hit pitching was wasted as Chicago blanked Boston, 3-0, behind Johnny Schrnilz. Once again the National is all Bill Serena's two-run homer in the snarled up with St. Louis and | filth broke a 0-0 tie. Giants, Cards Of 1930's to Play Exhibition NEW YORK, June 22. (ff*)—The New York Giants today announced »n "old timers reunion nnd celebration" of the 1933-37 Giants and the St. Louis "Gas House Gang" Sunday, July 30. A three-inning game in which Carl Hiibbcll will oppose Dizzy Demi will precede a regularly scheduled Cardinal-Giant, game at the Polo Grounds. Old Giants who have accepted Invitations are Hubbell, Mel Ott, Hal Schumacher, Fred Fi [.zslrn mon,s, Harry Danning, G\is Maneiiso, Sam Leslie, Hughie Critz, Blondie Ryan, Travis Jackson," Freddy Jjndatrom, Johnny Vergea, Hank IvCiber, George Davis and Jo Jo Moore, Among the old Cardinals will be Dean, Tex Carleton, Jess Halnes, Bill Hallahan, Paul Derringer, Virgil Davis, Bob O'Farrell, Ernie Or- (tatti, Stu 'Martin, Leo Durocher, Charley Gelbert, Pepper Martin, Jimmy Brown, Joe Medwfck, Terry Moore, : ' Jack Rothrock and Don Gutterldge. Program to Improve Fishing is WASHINGTON, June 22. OP)— The House fisheries Committee yesterday approved a bill to authorize a cooperative slate and federal program designed to Improve fish- Ing opportunities. The Fish and Wild Life Service cooperating with suite conservation authorities, would undertake to place more fish in public waters In cooperating states. It also would loster programs to correct fish losses from water pollution and other causes. Major League Leaders By The Associated 1'ress National I.eagni; Batting — Musial, St. Louis, 370; Robinson, Brooklyn, .303. Huns — Jethroe, Boston, '19; rorgeson, Boston, 45. Runs batted In — Sauor. chlcn- o. and T3nnis. Philadelphia, 16. Hit's — Lockman, New York, 17; Robinson, Brooklyn, 74. Double.s — Robinson. Brooklyn, 23; Musial, St. Louis, 19. Triples — Musial, St. Louis, 6; Slaughter, St. Louis, 5. Home Runs—Campanelta. Brook- yn, and Kiner, Pittsburgh, 14. Stolen bases — Jethroe, Boston, 6; Reese, Brooklyn, 'I. Strikeouts — Spuhn, Boston, 79; Roberts, Philadelphia, 72. Pitching — Miller, Philadelphia, -0 1.000; Brazle, St. Louis, Hlller, Chicago, arid Konstanty, philadel- ihla, 4-1 .800. American League Batting — Kell, Detroit, .378; 3ropo, Boston, .358. Runs -- Williams, Boston, 50; Stephens, .Boston, 55. Runs baited In — Stephens, Boson, G7; Williams, Boston, 65. Hits — Kell, Detroit, 85: Slc- >hens, Boston and LIpon, Detroit, 4. Doubles — Kell, Detroit, 20; Zar- lla, Boston, 16. Triples — Dilllnger, Philadelphia. ; Doecr, Boston and Heiirich, New; York, G. .: Home runs — Williams, Boston, 20; Rosen, Cleveland, 17. Stolen bases — DilUnger and Valo Philadelphia Boston, 5. and DiMaBgio. Strikeouts — Reynolds, 60; Raschi, New York. 60. Pitching — Byrne, Now York, 8-1 .880; Sanford, New York, Trout, Detroit and 4-1 .800. McDermott, Boston Veteran Leads Qualifying in PGA Tourney COLUMBUS, O,, June 22. (JT)— Old timer Al Walrous In his prime 20 years ago as a Ryder Cvip stnl wart, has Become the llrst surprisi the $10,000 Mid-Century PGA Golf championship. The prestige meet, which enter, jrnelling match-play tomorrow promises to be full of them before it's all over. The 52-year-old Wntrolis, from Birmingham, Mich., curved a one .mder-pnr 71 In yesterday's His qualifying round over the- lortnoii 7.032 yard Scioto Country Club lay out. Leading the first round with 70' were ii home-run hitter and switch-hitter. Powerful Chick Har Jert hammered a pair of 35's whil Marty Purgol, the cross-handed put tcr from Albuquerque, N. M., con pled 37-33, the back side being th Uncut of the day and including alrdie and on eagle on the last tw holes. Only 19 players In the fiel of 129 alining for 63 berths man aged to equal or break par. Bam Sneacl, defending champio and favorite to peg his third PC, crown, was exempt from the trial: But he went around, anyway, hop ing to pick up the S250 medalis }>rize. Snead slammed 72 to h grouped with 12 others in that bracket, including Lloyd Miingrum and Bob Hamilton the 1944 champion. Keeping Watrom company al 71 were affable Johnny Palmer, Elly Vines, and 42-year-old Dick Metz. -Fcrrter, Lew Worsham, Sam Byrd Denny Shutc, George Fazio, Dutch Harrison, Jimmy nines and Jimmy lemphli ashvllle . . ew Orleans liattanooga lobile Ittle Rock 15 38 27 .586 ..32 31 .603 ..32 31 .5^8 ..29 38 ,4}3 ..27 27 .422 .246 NATIONAL LEAGUB W I, Pet. t. Louis 33 21 .011 rooklyn 33 21 .011 hiiadelphia 31 22 .535 :oston 30 28 536 hlcago 27 25 .519 'n- York 25 27 .481 'illsburgh 21 36 .3fi8 incinnatl 16 38 .206 AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 'cw York . . leveland , ,. loston Vashlngton . Chicago . t. Louis . . ""hiladclphia . W 1- Pel. 37 17 .685 38 20 .655 32 25 '.561 32 W .525 20 31 .155 24 33 .421 20 35 .301 20 39 .339 Yesterday's Results Southern Association Atlanta 7. Nashville 2 Hirmlngham 3. Clmttanooga 2 Other games postponed N.ilionn] League St. LOUls 14, New York 6 Cincinnati 6, Brooklyn 5 Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 3 ; Chicago '3, Boston 0 ; American Ix-affu* Cleveland 5, New York 1 Washington 12, Detroit 4 Chicago 3, Boston 1 Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 2 I Today's Games Southern AssoclatloD Mobile at Memphis night Nashville at Atlanta night Uhattanooga a t Birminghan night New Orleans at Ijttle Rock nigh 1 National League St. Louis at New York (2) Cincinnati at Brooklyn Pittsburgh at Philadelphia Only games scheduled American League Washinglori at Detroit New York at Cleveland Boston at Chicago Philadelphia at St. Louis nigh Mead's Tigers Get 6-2 BWL Win Mead's Tigers hung a 6-2 llckin on the Ark-Mo Power Compan team in a Hay Window Softba League game at Little I*s\rfe ycslcr clay afternoon. Gray pitched for Ark-Mo and a lowed but three hits but errors hu his cause. Herb Chi Ids worked fo the Tigers and was tagged for cigh hits. This afternoon Burnett Flu Sales was scheduled to play tl Kemp Whiscnhunl team. Musial Still Leads In All-Star Voting CHICAGO, June 22. (ffv— Stan Musial, St. Louis Cardinal first baseman-outfielder, remained the favorite of the nation's baseball fans today as the 20-dny all-star poll reached the halfway mark. The voting, which will determine the starling lineup. 1 ; for the nth annual all-star yame in Chicago's Comiskcy~ Park July 11, opened on Juno 12 and wll! close at midnight July 1. Latest tabulation gives Muslnl 160,906 votes, highest individual total in the poll. He is 3,454 votes ahead of Detroit's George Kell. third baseman, who has 166,512. Ted Williams, Hoston Red Sox outfielder, is third with 104,852. and Jackie Robinson. Hrooklyn second baseman, is next with 103,942. Dcmarct were among the 71 shooters. Included at 73 were George Schneitcr, the fired PGA tourney manager who was out in 34 and Young Outfielder Signed by Bosox MEMPHIS, Term., June 22. Faye Throncberry, 19-year-old on fielder, has been signed by t! Boston Red Sox. George Digby, Red Sox scout, said then blewfpcte'coope'r and "ciaude ' hcl ' e Throncberry was given S6.000 Harmon. which is the largest amount lhal Porky Oliver required 78 and was Sports Roundup HUGH 1'UU.JKRXON J*. NEW YORK, Juno 22. W)—Von n find a lol of different angles In e proposed shotgun wedding he- 'ecn the International Boxing tib—sometimes known as "one big appy monopoly"— and the iinnam- outfit known as the wrestling rust". . . . Some see it as merely a reat to Charley Johnston, local restling promoter and head ot the calcitrant managers guild. . . . thers find great significance in m Morris' statement: "We are in isiness to show a profit, and wresl- ng is profitable.". . . It also could how how far boxing has gone down r how fnr wrestling has come up. . . Another angle Is that boxing i.s 1st about dead and this move could 111 wrestling, too. Officer, Do Vnur Duty Mnshky Jack.son'.s reaction to the Ian to put boxing and wrestling i even terms In the Garden was: Now If dey could only bring de rl rasster.s Into New York, dat ould be a -sensation.". , , Hut. it ift mat monsters invade the big rrnns regularly, won't the com Isslons which nominally govern leir activities have to bear down a it and treat them just like the love Goltatlis? . . , Hitherto the nthorities have looked upon the •readers' antics with paternal muscmcnt. ... As big-time. bi<4- rena performers, they might bo rdoi-ed to light. . . . And it was roved long ago (hat nothing is tiller than a "straight" wrestling natch. Even the television fans ouldn't stand much of that. Quote, Unquote A St. Louis baseball writer: "I . aw a real doubleheader the other ay- the Cardinals in Brooklyn in he afternoon and Death of a Sales- nan at night." SporlsmenUon Loris Baker. Oregon State golf :oach who'll lead a strong team lo he NCAA tournament, is n former riple-A baseball player with San ^ranclsco, Los Angeles and Jersey City. . . , Dutch Dotlerer. the Reds scout, had quite a problem when lis son. John, a swell college catcher at Syracuse, wanted to turn pro the end of his sophomore year. Pop wanted the kid to get his education, but he was afraid some other scout would nab him. So young Dutch signed with the Reds. . . ' Veteran Jimmy Bronson Is nursing along a stable ot four fighters. . . Saddest guy around Rice Institute when Tobin Rote used up his fool- ball eligibility and signed with the Packers was track Coach Emmetl Brunson. Rote, who'll be back on campus next spring, was eligible for another year as a jovelhi thrower who consistently beat 200 feet. Both Teammates and Opposing Players Admire Ted Williams CSL Teams To Make Up Tilts Tonight City Softball Lejii^ue teams will try again tonisht to get some of their rained out games made up. First make-up games scheduled for Tuesday night were rained out Two games, both of which were rained out during first half play, are scheduled for t^e Walker Park diamond tonipht and Uvo more are .set for tomorrow night. In lontRlit's games Burnett's Pacemakers are hooked to go against the Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolets in the first game with Blylhevillc Motor Company playing the Jaycccs In (he second. Thr^e f.re postponed games of May 30. Tomorrow night Wade Lee Cotton Company Is slated to meet tile Jaycees In the first eame with Sullivan- Nelson pl!>yi"K Blythcvillc Motor in the second. These gainss were rained out June 8. Stephens Disprove* * Reports of Feud with Slugging Outfielder llv JOE UKICHI.KK BOSTON, June 22. (fl'i— The men who play baseball alongside of Ted Williams, and against, him, admire nncl like him. This chorus of approval is highly significant when regarded against the background of hto feuds with baseball writers and baseball fans. Tho.'-e reports of friction between (he great Boston Red Sox hitter and his manascr, Joe McCarthy, or his team-mate, Vern Stephens, appear to be entirely imaginary. Take the rumor that Williams and Stephens aren't speaking. Williams' own explanation sheds light on his Texos, Rutgers To Ploy Tonight OMAHA, June 22. CXI 1 ;—Texas and Rutgers, who got things started in .. .._ he NCAA baseball tourney Just a ; fielder wrecked his old one in a personality, theories of his life and the reason wjiy it is easy for ideas aboui him to spring up There's nothing to it," said Wil Hams, "maybe the talk started be cause .there is no handshaking w *- either of us hits Junior Steplien.s a home run. That'.' only because I don't believe in it •Stephens used to shake my hant all the time after i hit a home run but 1 told him to cut it out." SU'plii'ns disproves Feud Stephens further disproved the feud, disclosing that recently Ted used influence to speed delivery of car when the slugging in- Crackers Top Nashville 7-2p Barons Win 3-2 By the Associated Pre^s Apparently Atlanta's second consecutive victory over the once belligerent Nashville Vols last night convinced the skeptical that the Crackers are Just as good as they look. Atlanta whipped Nashville. 7-2. to put a firm stop to talk that the Crackers were in a slump. After the game newspapermen came'out flatly In picking Atlanta as hosts for the Southern Association all-sl-ar game July 18. Second place Birmingham drummed up a two-run rally In the ninth to whip Chattanooga, 3-2, The Memphis-Mobile and the New Orleans-Little R?ck games were rained out. Dick Hoover allowed Nashville only four hits and became the fifth Cracker pitcher in the last six (ramos to BO Vcc distance. Of the 17 hits in the game all were singles. In Birmingham, Hobo Newsom of Chnttanoojra wns trying for his first win over the Barons so he could say he had .whipped every team I^v the league. Bobo lost the chni(|F but V*as a good alibi. A couple of' his Lookouts slipped on the wet Typographical The Texas player who hns given opposing pitchers the most trouble during the NCAA baseball playoffs is Ous Hrncir. who has been on base 13 times in 17 trips at Omaha. . . Fie has hit five doubles and driven in seven runs. . . . Hrncir didn'l play often enough during the regular season lo "win a letter, but. he'll undoubtedly get one fnr his playoff feats. . . . And. gosh, a "T" is about the only letter that wouldn't make Hrncir easier to spell. week ago, meet a^ain tonigbt and accident. ''Ted's helped me a tot with my hitting," modestly said Stephens. ibis time the chics are down. The winner will play Washing- : ton State tomorrow night tor the . "Whei«wer ! get in a batting slump, championship. ' 11 go to Williams. His advice us- In the first meetings Rutgers 1 ually helps." took a close one, •! to 2. Last niqht Rutgers walloped Wisconsin 16 to 2. The Scarlet used a combination of II hits, seven Badger errors and cisht walks to build up Hie Inn- score against the Big Ton team. Yesterday's Sports in Brief By The Associated Tress Tennis LONDON — Australia's Prank Scdgmnn and Louis Brough of Be- vtrly Hills, Calif., headed seediugs for the Wimbledon tournament. AUSTIM, Tex. — Gilbert Shea, seeded eighth, and Hu?h Stewart. seeded sixth, were eliminated in How does Ted get along with manager Joe McCarthy? McCarthy is a great manager and a fine man. He's never said a har.sb word to me. I'd hate to see the day come when he's not my Uo.ss." McCarthy never talks about his relations with Williams. Once he was reported to have answered a ouery with "What can you say to a guy who hits .400?" Opposing players all like Williams. grass and the errors were expensive. Karl Olson got a triple out of what probably should have been a sinirle for the winning lick. Ancient Earl Cnldwell was the winning pitcher even though he pitched to only three Lookouts In the ninth. Because they do not like *-a.v- berries, geese are used by soma farmers to help keep their strawberry beds froe of weeds and grass. They rib good naturedly but the NCAA tournament. Miscellaneous NEW YORK — Attorney for Danny . Gardella announced lie would not sue to get- his lull year's pay ,from the St. L/juis Cardinals. HAMILTON, Bermuda — John Nicholas' Brown's Bolero yas first never bear down too hard on him. "I've met \Villiams only once," said Ted Gray, Detroit pitcher. "Cick \Vnkefield introduced us. Ted had never heard of me but he treated me r.s if 1 had been around a long time. He "i : as as nice as could be." ''Ted's tops in my bcok," said Sam Mele, former Red Sox outfielder now with Washington. Never Keen injected "Williams is one of the nicest guys in the game," said Umpire Bill MacGowan. "He never argues over a decision." Williams never has had an argument on the field either with an the rumor that he was Jealous of the hitting of Vern Stephens and the rise of rookie Walter Dropo? "That's another thing that burns me up. That's just what I meant when I called those guys trouble hunters. "During my recent batting slump, one fellcw wrote that Dropo's fine showing was getting me down. That I was concerned over possible competition from Walt as the team's top slugger. That 1 was Jealous because Stephens was driving in more runs than I was. Those charges are too ridiculous to deny. Why I'm tickled to death that Dropo is making good. He's a fine hitter. He looks like our first baseman for years to come. jJR "As for Stevie, the more runs ^7B knocks in the better I like it. Runs mean victories. And victories mean a pennant. That's what I want more than anything else." across the line in the Newport -to-1 opposing player on an umpire. He Bermuda yacht race, but W. T. j ma k es sllrc ncver t o ge |, involved Moore's Argyll won on corrected ; n anv heated discussions. He's nev- time by one hour 23 seconds. j cr been ejected from a ball game. NBWPOUT BEACH, Calif.—Vale | Opposing players ride him but only retained its national intercollegiate good naturedly. sailing championship. Would Ted care to comment on battling lo qualify. be required to pay their own expense.-; while at the camp but these expenses will be refunded to boys signed to contract. The camp will be under the Joint supervision of Maurice Archdeacon, mid-western scout for the Browns and Harry Chozen, manager of the Pine Bluff Judges. can be. given without making him a bonus player. Throneberry was signed In March by Detroit and trained with Little Rock but was ^clared a free agent by Baseball Commissioner A. n. (Happy) Chandler because the Tigers had inadvertently signed him before ne was eligible. Birmingham of the Southern Association, a Boston farm club, optioned the young outfielder Scranton, Pa., of the Eastern Lea gue. TOP MAN — Although he stands only five feet nine and weighs no more than 16, r > pounds, scouts and opposing coaches call Johnny Biskup the best catcher in college baseball. The youngster batted .369 tills spring, will play professionally after another season at Ohio Univcisity. Brownies to View Young Players PINE BLUFF, June 22—The St. Louis Browns will bold 3 two-day tryout camp for young baseball players at Taylor Field here beginning Tuesday, it was announced today. Sessions will besin at 9:30 a.m. daily and will be o[>en to all players between the ages of 17 and 23. The camp will be free of charge, the only rccjulrcmcnt being that .the boys bring their own baseball show an gloves. Out-of-town boys will FREE WASH JOB When You Have Your Car Greased and Oil Changed. 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