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Suchania's Hitting Wins for Schwartz Out 4 Home Run Smash on the Limb Gene Pinter SPORTS EDITOR Stirnweiss Rated as of Newark Bears Another Joe Cordon Ed Smith's 5-Hitter Is Wasted Eighth Beats Royal Giants, 2-1 i By FRANCIS T. BURNS Willowy Ed Suchania wrote his name permanently into the right-field position 'of the Schwartz A. A. lineup last night when he socked a home run, double and single to lead the local club to a 2 to 1 victory over the Brooklyn Royal Giants at Municipal Stadium. Making his debut as a Schwartz player, Suchania was personally responsible for both Schwartz runs.

He doubled t' bsi 'WWW. 2 i NEWARK, July 1. George Stirnweiss has stirred up more excitement among Newark fani than did the renowned Joe Gordon. Veteran baseball men say the Bears have "another Gordon" for the Yankees in the chunky son of a Bronx policeman who first crashed the headlines as a remarkable back for North Carolina. Stirnweiss demoralizes the opposition with his speed.

On second base with his club one run behind the other afternoon, he so annoyed the Syracuse pitcher that husky Frank Kelle-her worked the count to two and three and then got a ball he could hit out of the njirk. On another occasion, Stirnweiss stole second, and when the ball wag thrown into center field, did not stop running until he scored. He has stolen 27 bases already. Last year the International League leader had no more than 24. Beats Out Bunts Stirnweiss, 5-feet 8 and weighing 175 pounds.

Is batting 307. He beats out bunts and has good power, the latter proved by his seven triples. He Is a right-hand batter. Stirnweiss makes that tough play at second base. When he goes behind the bag for a ball, you hear baseball men say that only Joe Gordon could do that.

Sturnweiss plays anywhere In the Infield, and over here they suspect that he'll wind up at third base for the New Yorks, with Gerry Priddy devoting his entire time and attention to first base. That is provided there is professional baseball next spring and the young men are still available. Stirnweiss went to North Carolina because he did not believe he would have much chance in a big Fordham backfield. He is one football player who was not left bunchy-muscled by the game. Scouts agree with Bill Terry of the Giants that George Stirnweiss is the slickest minor league In-fielder in years.

Yankees get 'em. In Newark, all are positive that it will be Aaron Robertson who will step in behind the bat for the New Yorks when Bill Dickey hangs up his tack as a regular. They say Buddy Rosar can't move with Keeping Our Soldiers Fit Lieut. Edward Blumberg, now stationed at Camp Swift, Texas, is in charge of an athletic program that dwarfs his activities at New Brunswick High School, where he served as assistant to Harry W. 'Baldwin, Physical Education Director, and Chet Redshaw, Athletic Director.

The ex-Zebra coach, who starred in basketball and football at New Brunswick High and Rutgers University before serving as assistant coach for seven years, has been appointed Division Athletic Officer at Camp Swift and his experience under Baldwin and Redshaw is certainly helping him in coordinating Divisional Physical Training and Athletic activities at the Texas camp. Blumberg has a big job in providing physical and athletic activity for a division of upwards of 15,000 fighting men and despite the gigantic undertaking the lads at the Texas camp vill unquestionably find Eddie an able director. Eddie has done a splendid job at New Brunswick High and you can feel assured that he will accomplish a greater feat at Camp Swift." Schmidt All-America Star Ralph Schmidt, one of the few five letter winners at Rutgers University, received additional honors when he was selected center on the All-America lacrosse team. The honor combine, picked by the U. S.

Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, included three members from Princeton's strong ten. The New York Yankees are skidding at a gait unbecoming a championship club, but their recent western tour proved highly successful where counting the greenbacks was concerned. On the western junket, which saw the champions lose nine out of 14 games, the Yanks drew 200,000 fans, including those at an exhibition game at Toledo. The Yanks lured 38,042 at Chicago, where they lost a twin-bill Sunday; helped the Browns draw 15,571 for a night game, and 44,278 came out to see them at Cleveland. Strictly from a box-office angle, they are doing fine, but some of the boys fand there are some around us) would like to see them do more punching at the "plate and not at the turnstiles.

-'j A' I Xf p. 1 Harry Burton, 14-Year-Old Golfer, Loses Heart-Breaker to Campbell i 7- 'tit George Stirnweiss. Robertson, a huge left-hand batter now hitting .360. Newark also has a whale of a shortstop in Bill Johnson, a Mont-clair, N. youth who is at the position for the first time after experience in the outfield and at third base.

He's batting .319 and has nine home runs. Southpaw Tommy Byrne, who at the end to even the match with his birdie at the 18th. They started with a pair of birdies on the first hole and the second was halved. On the third Campbell took the lead when Burton hooked into the woods and on the fourth Burton evened the match when Campbell three-putted from 30 feet. At the fifth, a one shotter of 175 yards, Burton laid a spoon shot 18 inches from the cup for a "gimmie" birdie for a win and at the sixth they halved this 440-yard hole in 5's.

Campbell spanked a No. 2 Iron on the green of the seventh hole to win with a par 3 as Burton hooked to rough left of the green and then Campbell. went 1-up at the eighth when Burton three putted from 15 feet after both were on the green in two. At the ninth both had birdie 4's to stay in the same position. Campbell went 2 up at the 10th hole when he chipped up close for his par but Burton took the next hole when he fired a lovely pitch four feet from the cup and sunk the putt as Campbell, on in two 25 feet from the pin, took three putts from that distance.

Burton Sinks 20 Footer Burton rolled in a long uphill putt of about 20 feet to win the 12th hole with a par after Campbell, over the green on his tee shot, failed to chip close enough coming back. This made the match all even. They halved the 13th In 5's when Burton was short with his second and Campbell was trapped, and halved the 14th after both missed birdie tries from about eight feet. A trapped iron cost Burton the 15th and Campbell again took the lead with a par 4, only to lose it a few minutes later when Burton hit a No. 4 iron shot six feet from the pin on the 14i-yard 16th hole and dropped the putt for a deuce.

All even again, Burton won the 17th with a par 4 after Campbell missed a 5-foot putt for a half, after chipping up from the green ede. His back to the wall, Campbell fired two long woods to the trap at the side of the green on the 450-yard 18th, then came out and sank his putt for a birdie to even the match. Then they came to the first hole again, the 19th of the match, Campbell, driving first, pulled his tee shot into a trap at the left of the fairway about 190 yards out. Burton got off a drive of slightly -17 4 By JUDSOV BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer There were only two five-hit ball games pitched in the major leagues yesterday and neither of them was good enough to win. If you were given a blindfold test and asked to name one of the pitchers who had the misfortune to lose such a well-pitched game it's almost certain you would name Lefty Edgar Smith of the Chicago White Sox on the first guess.

Vou would be right, of course. Everything: happens to cotton-top and last night it was Lou Boud-reau. The boy manager of the Indians personally collected four of the five hits off Smith and one was Boudreau's first homer of the year. That explains in a nutshell how Smith, acquired his 12th setback of the season opposite two triumphs, although he has pitched consistently spectacular ball all year. Jim Bagby, working on one day's rest, kept the Sox to seven safeties in gaining his ninth victory, but needed the aid of Chubby Dean.

The other losing five-hitter also was pitched by a Chicagoan in a night game the Cubs' Big Bill Lee getting turned back at Cincinnati 4-1 by the Reds as Ray Starr, the 36-year-old rookie, obtained his 11th victory against three defeats. Lee was jn frequent trouble be cause of walks, but Starr, hurling a six-hit rebuttal, would have had a shutout except for a double steal. The game was played for army-navy relief and, along with an exhibition by Reds-Cubs stars against the Great Lakes Naval team, drew $36,000 from approximately 30,000 fans. Mort Cooper of the St. Louis Cardinals matched Starr's 11-3 won and lost record by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2, but saw his streak of consecutive scoreless innings snapped at 32 and lost whatever chance he had of getting his fourth straight shutout when Eibie Fletcher homered in the first inning.

Altogether Cooper allowed nine hits, the most he has given in any game this year, but the Cards made the same number off Rip Sewell and had things their own way with Enos Slaughter batting in three runs and Jim Brown accounting for the other on his first home run of the year. The Boston Braves stopped the Brooklyn Dodgers 4-3 for the first time 'in 15 games over a period stretching back into the 1941 sea son. Hugh Casey, the relief specialist, started on the mound for Brooklyn but was removed for a pinchhitter with the score tied at 3-all in the third. Rookie Les Webber gave up the winning run in the fifth. Cliff Melton achieved his tenth triumph as the New York Giants nosed out the Phils 4-3 on a run which Melton himself singled home in the fourth.

The Phils made a double play in every one of the first four innings, but couldn't keep the Giants from getting all their runs in the same span. The faltering New York Yankees saw their American League lead shrivel to 4 games as they divided a doubleheader at Philadelphia while the Boston Red Sox swept a pair of games from the Washington Senators. The Yanks dropped their first tussle 8-5 for their third straight loss and 10th in 15 games. It was the first defeat of the year for Hank Borowy and the first win for Lefty Herman Besse of the A's. The champs almost booted the second, but rallied for three runs in the ninth to win 4-3, relief Pitcher John Lindell knock ing in the deciding run with a single.

The Red Sox made 26 hits in thumping the Senators 9-8 and 5-2. Coombs Little, But Big Help By The Associate "1 Press Bobby Coombs of the Jersey City Giants, is too small to attract the attention of major league scouts, but he is a big man in the International League. Coombs held the Syracuse Chiefs to two runs as his mates pounded three chief twirlers for 12 in taking yesterday's twilight game, 12-2. The triumph marked the third time Bobby has beaten Jewel Ens' nine and also was his ninth conquest of the season. Sid Gordon led the Jersey attack with a home run and a single which drove in four runs.

Joe Orengo and Connie Ryan smacked three hits each and Johnny Ruck-er cracked out a three-run triple and a double for the Little Giants. Pitcher Tom Byrne of the Newark Bears, turned in a weird performance as the Bears defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 12-4. Byrne allowed only five hits but walked 12 Oriole batters and struck out i 11. Although relieved by Phil Page, Byrne was credited with his i 10th victory of the campaign and his sixth straight triumph. The Montreal Royals remained three and one half games behind the first place Bears by defeating the Rochester Red Wings, 7-6.

Chet Kehn, fourth Royal hurler, pitched hitless ball for three Inn ings and drove in the winning marker in the eighth with a single. i if 1 1' i i All 1 1 4 ft i with one down in tne nrst inning and scored on Bill Albany's single to left, and clouted his home run in the eighth, a high, towering fly which travelled 350 feet, to break the deadlock. The Royal Giants had evened the count in the second when Ameal Brooks, who appeared here with the Cuban Stars, drew a pass and rode home on Ted Wood-year's three-bagger to right-center. Right-hander Carl Marciniak sailed along to his second consecutive triumph for the Schwartz-men, spacing seven hits, not mora than one in any inning. His able opponent in the duel was loquacious Connie Rector, Royal Giant veteran who talked while pitching to anyone who would carry on a conversation.

Rector was much more generous with his speech than with fat pitches, however. Although tagged for nine safeties, he had the Schwartz batsmen eating out of his hand until Suchania broke up the game. Lepine Injured Manager Bus Lepine was forced out of the game after one was out in the ninth by a bruised right forearm, incurred when Brooks caught it on the end of a missed swing. Earlier, Lepine had injured Woodyear, the Royal Giants' catcher, when he pegged the ball into the latter's stomach as he stole second. Shortstop Frank Shirley accepted seven chances without miss to spark the Schwartz infield.

Ha executed the outstanding fielding play when he stopped Johnny Albertson's bounder behind second base and hurriedly tossed him out in the sixth. Bill Albany took over the Schwartz batting leadership, three hits raising his average to .467. The box score: Royal Giants Schwarti A. A. (5 r- n-i ab.

r. juiuuun, ss 4 Kulaskl. 2b 4 0 Gomez, lb 4 0 1 4 2 Breen. If 3 0 1 Albany 4 0 Brooks, cf 3 11 Wavne, 3b 4 0 Albtson. 3b 4 0 Strenk, lb 3 0 Woodyear.

4 0 Csobor, If 3 taner. rf 3 0 0 Lepine. 3 0 Merced, 2b 4 0 2 Mitroka, rf 0 0 Rector, 4 0 1 Shirley, ss 3 0 0 Totals 33 1 7 Totals 31 2 Score by innings: Royal Giants nin nnn mm Schwartz A. A 100 0OO 01 a Two-base hits: Knlaslri s.h.i, Three-base hits: Woodyear. Home runs: Buuuama.

aacrmces: Hector. Stolen. bases: Woodvear. lft (1T1 h3CM' 17, Ir.l Giants 9: Schwartz A. A.

5. Double plays: Albertson to Merced to Gomez. Struck out by Rector by Marcinialc 4. Bases on balls off Marciniak 3. Urn-, pires: Stang and Clark.

Dukes Triumph Over MacKinney Oilers, 4-1 The Duke's defeated the MacKinney Oilers last evening, 4 to 1, in its initial encounter in the Highland Park Senior League on the High School field. The Dukes now share first place with the Buccaneers who stopped Duclos Monday night in the League's inaugural. Action tonight will see the two leaders clash in a seven inning game for league supremacy. FRISCH GREAT JUGGLER ST. LOUIS.

Frank Frisch has switched the Pittsburgh Pirates' lineup and batting order so many times and thoroughly that they're calling him the great juggler. GOBS SEE BIG LEAGUERS GREAT LAKES, 111. Ne York Giants play the Great Lakes Naval Training Station team hprp. Juy 13. Philadelphia Athletics appear July 27.

HEADQUARTERS for AHT mm Suite Swim Goggles Nose Clips Swim Fins Ear Plugs 9 Life Belts Swim Rings 9 Etc. TRUNKS $1. Up Largest Athletic Outfitters Yi COT 1 fy all Infielder. was given $12,000 to sign fresh from Wake Forest, has won nine and lost one and is batting .362. In his last three games, Byrne came through with his own big hit in the ninth.

All of this and more on one Yankee farm. I won't go into the others. That would be too brutal! over 200 yards, down the left side of the fairway. Campbell came out of the trap with an Iron about 70 yards down the fairway and then pushed his brassie shot into a trap at the right side of the green. The hole is 475 yards long.

Burton Loses Ball Burton hit a long low wood shot which hooked slightly at the end and rolled into the rough where a careful search failed to locate it. Then a caddie called "I've got it," and pointed out a ball lying in heavy underbrush where Burton could do no better than cut it out sidewise into the fairway. He played the ball onto the green with his fourth shot, only to discover then that he had played the wrong ball. After some discussion it was agreed that Burton could go back and play his second shot over again, shooting four from the same spot, which he did. After he had played this shot his original ball was discovered by a spectator, lying in a spot of nugh about 30 yards from the green.

It was too late, however, as Burton second ball was in play and he pitched onto the green eight feet from the cup to lie 6 at this point. Campbell came out of the trap about 12 feet past the cup and missed his putt for a par 5, taking 6 on the hole. Burton putted care fully for a half but his ball slid past the cup on the right and with it went the match and the chance to win the first tournament he ever entered, Campbell winning the hole with a 6 to Burton 7. In the small gallery watching the match was George L. Burton of South River, father of the youthful golfer.

He expressed himself as being greatly pleased with the showing his son had made. "He has only been playing two years," the father said, telling how little Bubby had never taken a lesson but had been accompanying his father during foursome matches at Laurence Brook for several years. "They'll have to look out for him next year," said Leon Campbell after the match was over. He was high in praise of young Burton and said only a lucky break had given him the victory. Campbell will now play Dr.

John S. Whitehill of this city in the championship finals, slated to be held Fourth of July and to last for 36 holes. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Yesterday's Besalta Jersey City 12. Syracuse 2, twilight Newark 12, Baltimore 4. Montreal 1, Rochester 6.

night Toronto 7, Buffalo 5, night Standing at the Club W. L. Pet W. L. Pet Newark 45 27 .625 Baltim'r 31 36 .463 Montreal 41 30 .577 Buffalo 33 40 .453 Jer.

City 41 31 .569 Syracuse 35 43 .449 Toronto 38 39 .480 Rochest'r 29 45 .392 Games Today Syracuse at Jersey City, twilight Newark at Baltimore. Buffalo at Toronto. 2. Rochester at Montreal A Few Punch lines It is gratifying to know that Benny Rubin, the kid who lets some fighters steal the shirt from his back, is putting his foot down. One of Benny's bold moves came over the week-end when he pulled Frankie Archie out of the semi-final bout with Charley Williams, the Irvington Negro, who made a great hit in his last appearance at the Masonic Hall.

Archie, who went up the ladder in a short time but dropped twice as fast, was billed to meet Williams in tonight's semi-final at the Municipal Stadium, but Archie ran into two unexpected setbacks, one at Mt. Freedom and another at Holyoke, and Rubin, dissatisfied with the turn of events, scratched Frankie from the card and moved LeRoy Greenwood, winner in his last 28 bouts, up into the semi-final with Williams. Archie, naturally, will not like it, but as far as Rubin is concerned the fans must get the best and Greenwood, and not Archie, will be a better match for the sensational Irvington Negro. And in Rubin's books, the fans come first and Archie second. It is amusing indeed to know that Andy Bistak, who turned down a 10 per cent offer ($180) to fight Joe (Butch) Lynch on the Navy Relief Society card, received less than a semi-finalist did by fighting in a headliner at Mt.

Freedom. The semi-finalist, we are told, received 30 dollars. Such business. ALL ROUND MAN Bill Terwilliger, formerly Northern Illinois Teachers College, who won the 100-yard dash, 440-meter run and broad jump to clinch the National A. A.

U. Decathlon championship with 6802 points at Key Branch Stadium, Chicago. Sports Calendar TODAY Boxing Benefit show ior firemen's Auxiliary. Municipal Stadium, 8:30 p. m.

Baseball Playground League: White Eagles vs. MohawKs, Somerset Tigers vs. Brunswick Hawks, Midget division, 9:30 a. Red Devils vs. Athletics, intermediate division.

1:15 p. m. Monarchs vs. Brunswick Heights Giants at Buccleuch Park, 6:15 p. m.

Cardinals vs. College Town Aces, Recreation Park, 6:30 p. m. Highland Park League. Dukes vs.

Buccaneers, High School Field, 6:15 p. m. Softball Commissioner Dailey League: Somerset Tigers vs. PensuDreme. diamond 1: Cronk Box vs.

Industrial Tape, diamond Die Molding vs. Personal Products, diamond at Buccleuch Park. Neighborhood House League: Gamhi- nos vs. Panthers, Cadet division. 3:30 p.

Baldwins vs. Blue DevUs, Light Senior division, 6:45 p. at Feaster Park. Highland Park League: Nelson's vs. Troop 2, Eighth Avenue Field, 6:45 p.

m. 1UA1UKKUW Baseball Playground League: Roval Tiaers Brigadiers, Dusters vs. Falcons, Midget division, 9:30 a. Shamrocks vs. Comets, Intermediate division, 1:15 p.

at Buccleuch Park. Tri-Boro Leairue: Delia PI fit Mary's Catholic club. South River High School Field; East Brunswick Sporting Club vs. Sayreviile A. duPont Oval, Parlin.

6:15 p. m. Highland Park Senior League: Mac-Kinney Oilers vs. Duclos A. C.

High School Field, 6:15 p. m. Softball Commissioner Dailev T.ami House Garage vs. St Emery's, diamond i. iwacK vs.

rsona stores, diamond Wallace Laboratory vs. PnhH. diamond duPont Spoilers vs. Ross diamond at Buccleuch Park. Neighborhood House League: College Aces vs.

Bombers. Cadet division. 3 30 p. DeBonis Chiefs vs. Comstocks Light Senior division, 6:45 p.

at Feaster Park. Highland Park League: Police Reserves vs. 609th Ordnance, Eighth Avenue Field. 6:45 p. m.

Deitz vs. Highland Park Corner Boys, College Field. 6:45 p. m. New Jersey's Oldest and Livingston Ave.

tics By ED OLLY Young Harry Burton, 14, sophomore at South River High School, will never come any closer to winning a golf match than he did yesterday in the semi-finals of the club champion ship at Laurence Brook against Leon Campbell. This slender stripling of a youngster, his smooth face still stranger to a razor, lost by 1-up after 19 holes, playing against the v.teran Campbell, defending champion and thrice winner of the crown at Laurence Brook. And he went down to defeat only when a lost ball, that unklndest break of all in golf, robbed him of victory just as it was within his grasp. "It was my toughest match In eight years," said Campbell, silver haired veteran of many gruelling tournament battles, who last year bested the long-driving Henry Keller on Fourth of July to gain the title he is now defending. Campbell spoke truly, for little Harry Burton, only 130 pounds but possessing a beautiful golf swing, had him on the ropes and groggy more than once in their match.

At the 18th hole Campbell had to ome out of a trap and sink a 6-foot putt to stave off defeat, as Burton was 1-up as they drove off the 18th tee. Campbell got a birdie on the 18th to even the match, as Burton had par 5, being on in three shots and taking the regulation two putts. This gave Burton, generally called "Bubby," 75 for the round, while Campbell had two strokes more, or 77. Par at Laurence Brook is 72. Shot Hot Goir To give you an idea of the kind of golf little Bubby Burton shot at Leon Campbell yesterday we will take a look at the record book.

On last Sunday Vic Ghezzi, king of the professional golfers of America in 1941, shot that first nine in 38, one stroke more than "Bubby" took yesterday. On the second nine Charlie Whitehead, five times amateur champion of New Jersey, shot 38 on Sunday, playing in a match against Ghezzi and Maureen Orcutt, with Mrs. Whitehead as his partner. This was the same score Bubby Burton made cn the second nine against Campbell, as he was out in 37 and back in 38 for his 75. Campbell also had 37 on the out nine, to lead by 1-up at the turn, after both had alternated at being out front.


New York 4. Philadelphia 3. twilight. St. Louis 4.

Pittsburgh 2. night. Cincinnati 4. Chicago 1, night. SUnding of tb Clubs W.

L. PcU W. L. Pet Brooklyn 48 20 .706 Chicago 36 38 .486 St. Louis 38 27 .585 Pittab gh 32 36 .471 Cincin'ati 39 32 .548 Boston 33 43 .434 New Y'rk 37 35 .514 Phil'phU 19 51 .271 Games Todar Boston at Brooklyn, twilight Pittsburgh at St.

Louis. Chicago at Cincinnati. Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE Yesterday's Besalts Philadelphia 8. New York 3.

first New York 4. Philadelphia 3, second. Boston 9, Washington 8, first. Boston 5. Washington 2, second.

Cleveland 3, Chicago 1, night Only games scheduled. gtandinr of the Clubs W. L. Pct. W.

L. Pet New Y'rk 47 23 .671 St. Louia 33 39 .458 Boston 42 27 30 39 .435 Cleveland 41 33 .554 Phil'phia 30 48 .385 Detroit 41 35 .539 Wash'tOQ 26 46 .361 Games Today New York at Philadelphia, night Cleveland at Chicago. St. Louis at Detroit.

Washington at Boston 2. Ringside $1.65 ttitlldSIUit General Admission $1.20 hi Wednesday, July 1, 1942.

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