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Wednesday, April 7, 1948
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irris Says 1948 Yanks Stronger j N«w Yoik Manager AIM Thinki Hii Club Will Cop HM Pennant » Bjr L*o H. Ttltrttn ' United ITefc Sport. Mttor •>MEW YORK,' April 7. (UP) — Buciy Harris isn't like most major Jwgue managers. He doesn't pull •ny punches and comes right out With whit he thinks. I And he (hints his Ifug YanVew ahould, »nd viil, win the American League pennant. • ' Who's going lo stop us?", lie aits. "Sure, the Red Sox, Indians arid other clubs have been strength' ened But so have we. We will open the season 25 per cent stronger this ' year than we did last." 1 There Is no" question but what 'the latter statement Is correct At Vie start last? year the Yankees floundered In the second division until a near player revolt against then president Larry MacPhail changed things and got them on the right track. * Harris, more than any one else, was 1 responsible. | He called a clubhouse meeting at which he told the players that no was interested only In what they did in the field tnd lhat he would fight their front office battles for t£em. That did it. i Now MacPhail has gone on and there won't-be any more front office interference. So Buck)' is sura the Yankees will get off to a Hying st&rt this season. . !_ Still Has Worries Not that he doesn't have his problems. He Is wondering whether Joe DiMaggio will be able to throw; whether Charlie Keller is going to I* able to come back; whether Bis BUI Bevins of World Series pitching lame Is going to whip lib sore arm End whether the aging George Me- Qurnn will hold up another season •t first base. ; But none of' those situations bus him worried. The one thing ho toons he must have lo repeat the ,. club's 19*7 performance is a. healthy^ DiMaggio in centerficld. 'I'm afraid we wouldn't go very fir without'trie big guy," Harris •ays. "He's a lot of our Mil club." DiMaggio will not test his arm, which »a* operated upon during the off season for the removal of bone chips,from the elbow, until the Tfanks open against Washington April 19. j"But both Joe and I are sure It Ifill be okay," Harris said. Tommy ^Henrich will be at his «isual righq field spot and if Keller is unable to make the grade Joining Undell, who played the position most of last year will bei In left. To Snappy Landing (ABKJ QQURttR Pel Bosses Face the Grim Facts; Team Far From Great 1947 Form Ky BUI Urrter Wmilt* Frew Sport* Wri(er) NEW ORLEANS. April 7. (UP) — The hair around General Manager Vincent Rizzo's temples is turning gray, and if he doesn't get some help for hl» New Orleans Pelicans soon,' it may become snowy white before the Fourth of July. Rizro,.who Is only 34, and Jimmy Brown, the Pelicans' new manager, are hexed, by a great psychological 'problem. They are expected to turn out another pennant contender this year, no matter who is In the lineup. And right now, neither Brown nor Rfzzo has any comment on the the starting Pelican lineup. The Mobile Bears nudged Pels out of first place In the regular Southern Association .standings last year by a half-game on the last day of the season, but the men who made the New Orleans team a great pcnnnnl threat are gone this year. Brown, who was sent to New Orleans from Indianapolis shortly after the Pittsburgh Pirates bought the Pelicans from A. B. Freeman, a genial soft drink tycoon, last Winter, has only four pitchers, two inlield- ers and one outfielder led over from the 1947 team. He, too, is USGA Sets Up 29 Qualifying Areas For National Open •NEW YORK. April 1. <UP)—The U. fi Golf Association announced today that P 29 qualifying districts, three more than last year, have been set up in advance of the 48th National Open in Lou Angelei June 10 to IS. It is the lirst time the open ever n*s been held on (he Pacific Coast, A field of 171 will play In the championship at the Los Angelej Riviera Country Club. Last year, 1,318 golfers competed tot 126 places in the title event. An increase in the number of sectional qualifying berths in the tournament proper lias been brought about by reducing the customary automatic exemptions from the ranks of the top finishers In the previous open. This year, the 20 lowest, scoreivi and those tying for 20th place in the 1947 championship are exempt instead of the low 30 and ties who 11 «jiu 11 ic ia-11 LCiini. n.c, itxj, is a ---- —„ .„ „ vv u .. u ...»,4> nn-j newcomer to the Southern Asso- were " ot required to qualify for last elation. J year s tournament. elation. , Al (Broadway) Flair, who led I the league in home runs last, year with 24, hns gon ' - phla Phillies for base, and Bob ..„.. Blrminghm, is expco The 1938 clmmplonslilp also will nome runs last, year f :f nA Olllv the M lowest scorers an,1 jone to tlic Philadel- '" ose (led '<"' *>th place into the fl- for a tryout at firtt i nal two r «unds. Last year, the 60 b Relrt, formerly of j leade « a »d tics at the end of the „,-,,„„<„,! i o tnl;( . n | 5 1 first 36 holes played In the final ha.< been rounds. , Impressed with Reid's hitting. Al Kozar, (tie 1047 second baseman who ills .340 Is In the. Washington Senators' domicile, and young Mel Rue, a New Orleans boy who played shortstop lust year, is being groomed to take his place. Brown, who played a noisy second bnse In the old St. Louis Cardinal Gas House Gang slnfonla, wants to start the new season as a non- playing manager but he will be ready to go If Rue Is shifted back to short. Bill Adams, former Pel who was shuttled off to Anderson, s. C., last season, is getting another chance at shortstop, and Brown thinks the New Orleans boy, who ! often Is booed unmercifully by fans ' rom his own home town, lias a ot of spunk 'and Is a good hitter. Herschel Held Is back at third base, but Brown could use another ;ood infielder to back up Held and 'A member of the French gugby learn- that heat the r^i'V , S 9 uati 15-0,' Pomathios (HI, lands on his head to gain .•possession of b.ill during international Rugby malchcs in s Paris. Sectional qualifying tests will be held June 1 with the exception of ! Honolulu, wlieie players will qualify • May 25, and Los Angeles where the ' trials will be held May 27-28. Razorfaocks Drop Second Tilt to Oklahoma Aggies FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., April T. (UP)—The University of Arkansas baseball team, slightly improved despite two 'straight losses to Oklahoma A. and M., was sharpening Its sights for Kansas University at Lawrence on Friday. The final game with the Aggies turned out to be a lieartbreaker, when a double play nipped a ninth' Innlnz Arkansas rally that had the potential tying runs on second and third with one out. Nevertheless, the big blow for Arkansas was struck in the seventh, when, with one mate aboard, big 3 2 Boxers Go To Finals of A.A.U. Tourney BOSTON, April 7. (UP)-Ttilrty- n if'™' " x <* tnem knockout r *tl , New Yor * C' 1 *' "no*" 1 !nu> the ^mi-final and final rounds today of th« 80th annual National A. A. U. boxln* championship* at the Garden, • ' The divisional kings who will be crowned tonight before an «nHci- clpated packed house automat! I lly qu »« y "! r the ^""P 16 t«am competition In June. Leading the New York contingent Into the final day of 'competition wa> «trlngbean Coley Wallace, Kegro heavyweight who re- *emble« Joe Louis somewhat facially and who i* also a specialist In ending lights quickly. He won his quarter-final match yeaterday with a firat-round technical knockout of Junlus Emerson ot Fort Bragg, N, C. - . Three citlw ranked behind New York with three fighters each going Info the final day— Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Cleveland. Tied with two men each were Salt Lake City, Hawaii, and New England. Single representatives were from New Orleans, La,, Virginia, puts- burgh, Buffalo, N. Y.. OrartH Rapids, Mluh,, Washington, Des Moines, la., and St.Louls. Two defending champion* stood only two bouts away from successful retention of their titles. They were 175-pound Grant Buterier of San Francisco and 135-pound Johnny Gonsalvej of Oakland, Cal. Butcher turned on a murderous attack to win his quarter-final bout with a knockout of Joe Mahoney of Greenville, S. C. after flooring his' rival twice for nine counts in the I first round, Butcher knocked nim out with a four-inch right 'smash at^2g seconds of the icond »und WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7,194» ManiltiLions Open Season . With 9-0 Win i^.ur'i I Hl *! 1 School Lions, behind the one-hit hurling of J. T Harris, opened their IMS baseball season with a » to 0 victory over the MoneK* Buffaloes on the Manila Held yesterday afternoon. The game was played over the seven-inning route with -Harris working six frames, giving way to newcomer James Seabaugh In the seventh. In the six Innings that he worked Harris gave up only one hit, an Infield single in the second stanza , Harris displayed almost perfect £»L r */ trl i cln * out » «»tters and glve up , In a great job in left ne to the Bvangeline the game ending double play, -was the losing pitcher, Bill Hutchison was the winning pitcher. strengthen the team's power. Alvin (Pop) Williams belted a 400 I'Trmt's what we need," said' foot homer over the centerfielct I Jrown. "Power; We've'got to have I fence. It was his first of the season j '•" , - I Harry Daugherty, who batted for I Only Pete Kraus remains from, himself In the ninth and hit into ast year's outfield, and Kraus spent f *"* "-•"- —"-- -»-••!-•- -•most of the 1941 season on the bench. The aging George Stumpf, who turned in ield. has goi ^eague as a manager. Pete Layden, -he fleet ceirterftelder and former All-America football star,.has been trying on a St. Louis Browns' uni- 'orm and Tom Wright, a .325 hitter In 1947, should break into the Louisville lineup. Pitchers Jim Atkins, Johnny Humphries, George biehl and Lefty Tom Sunkel are returning. The Pels lost Jim Shea, Walker Cress and Pete Modlca. There are several promising rookies, including left- handers Lenny Yochim and Bernard. Fiest of the Evangellne Lea- jue, and, Ed Craft, a gangling right- hander with a square haircut who pitcher In the Panama League last Winter after a full season with Anderson. When big Fred Walters, the 1947 manager, went to the Birmingham Travelers Back at Spring Camp After Loss to Chicks GREENVILLE, Mis*,, Apr)! 7 (UP)— The Little Rock Travelers Were back «t their Spring training camp here yesterday to prepare for a three-game series next week-end with Indianapolis in Little Rock. The Rocks bowed to .the Memphis Chicks 4 to 3 here yesterday for the third loss in lo starts of their pre-season exhibition tour. The score was tied three-all as the ninth inning opened. Chick center- fielder Paul Armstrong broke up the game with a 350-foot homer over the lift field fence off Traveler moundsman Len Perme. Jack Saltigaver and his 1948 edition were more successful Saturday when they blasted El Dorado of the Cotton States League 13 to 5 Barons to remain In the Boston Red The Rocks will contin th ' themselves without a houfover^caY 1 1 ^"^ workouts through Thursday cher So S ,hey latched on co £ts S Ir^nn nT* 8 *?• ",£!* *"* '° r Dantonio, a New Orleans vet who ,,^opening game with Indianap- Pl'.yed wlth'thc Pels li? 1041 and °" S Fnday ' Monday they entertain with St. Paul last year. The Pels have two rookie catchers, Clyde McAllister and Del Dunnack. Brown •-— noo^i, thinks both are good prospects ror ' was 15 to 14 the big leagues in due time. I In a previous exhibition game Unless Brown gets help, the Pels I against Little Rock Armstrong's may get off to a slow start, and j ninth tuning home run accounted tnflT, VL'nn'fr nlnaCA XTn... /^_l t tnr. _ A 4_ ™ i.. ».*•-— ngalasl Indianapolis of the American Association. The final score that won't please New Orleans 'base- bail fans. They take the national pastime almost as seriously as the fanatics from Flatbush. Single in Ninth Gives Chicks 75-74 Victory MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 7. (UP) —Outiielder Paul Armstrong enabled the Memphis Chicks to win their second successive game in :'-» final inning Insl night when /•• smgled^jvith the bases loaded start the season Harris may alternate Keller and Lindell, with Keller playing when right handcrs pilcn against the Yanks and Lindell working against southpaws . - A 4- -C . Last night's game was a Travelers Blast Greenville 11 to 3 In Exhibition Tilt GREENVILLE, Miss., April 7 — (UP)—The Little Rock Travelers pounded four pitchers for 10 hits and defeated the Greenville, Miss., Bucks of the Cotton £>.«te» League 11 to 3 here yesterday. 9 was the eighth victory out of 11 pre-season games for the Rocks Manager Jack ^altzgnver continued to play nearhTtwo teams to decide upon the right man for the right spot and to work out the best balanced combination. Three rookie pitchers gave up seven scattered hits to the Bucks. Dean Scarborough led the scoring with three runs off one hit. Saltzgaver's Travs will play Jackson, Miss., this afternoon in an added pre-season tilt. Willis Hud- lln, erstwhile Rock skipper. Is' pilot of the cotton States League team. Meanwhile, In Little Rock, business manager Ray Winder announced the purchase of pitcher Hugh Orphan from the Hollywood Stars Orphan chalked eight victories and 10 losses for the lowly Hollywood club last year. His best showing In recent years was In 1946 with Wenatchee, Wash., In the cluss B International League when he won 1*, lost four and struck out 164 batters In 174 innings. Winder was expected momentarily to announce the acquisition of a first baseman to replace Earl Womack who U temporarily holding down the assignment after being optioned to Amarlllo In the West Texaa-New Mexico League. free- hitting affair, the Chicks poundina out 11 hits, the losers 19. Gas Will Be Short This Summer, Oil Experts Say WASHINGTON, April 7. (UP)— Congressional oil experts agreed today that gasoline will be short this Summer. But they said rationing Is not in the cards. 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Mangrum, top-money winner of Ihe.year, the sawed-off Hogan from Hershey, Pa., and defending champion Demaret from OJal, Calif., all were expected to receive extra-keen competition because of the soggy condition of the »,7CO-yard course. Bated close behind the top three were Byroiy Nelson, emerging from retirement to participate; South African Bobby Locke, putter par excellence, and veteran tournament ace Sammy Snead. Highly ranked among the lonu- shots were Johnny Palmer of Radln, N. C., Ed Purgol,- Pontlac, Mich., star who overcame the handicap of 3. withered arm to take his place among: golfdom's current leaders, ,ind Skip Alexander 8f Lexington, N. C., standout In the recent circuit. / Most of the field of about 1st players who will tee off tomorrow at the beginning of the 72-hole test, participated In practice rounds yesterday. Because of the sloppy turf, however, many didn't keep score. Lesneyich Would Give Up Crown for Shot, at Louis CHICAGO, April 7. (UP)—Ous Lesnevlch, world's light heavyweight boxing champion, Is perfectly will- Ing to give up tits crown for a shot at Joe Louis' heavyweight title, he , , • "H-- i. vur-j—AH jun- iaid today. . ^ les competing in next Summer's "I don't know anything about Sz,™? 8 5 mes f°d a y were prom- ray chances to fight .Louis, or even Little Rock Gets Two Ball Players From Vfest Coast 1, „ E 5n «« »»« on balls. Coach Charles Jollifl pulled he Lion ace in the seventh frame . Seabaugh looked equally eflettive Lf fV?*' th * side ln the last 'stanza. * B "ffal°«- lone bingle cam* the second inning when pitcher /*"?». ^ at out * B'oundw. but from lhat point on the visitors were helplew. Cenlerflelder Joe Threlkeld paced ' e , L '° ns }" the hitting department banging out two singles in To Jf- The Uons had » '*& 10 hits and went errorless »(? e .? Uff ' l!oes U5ed three hu r le « with Adams starting, giving way to Rogers m the 1 fourth who in turn save way tf> Knuckles in the nftri. Britain Arranges Rations For Olympic Athletes LONDON, April 7. <UP)-A1I Ath- know anything about < ^"jw" 0 """-' J ••""** were prom ray ciiances to fight .Louis, or even J ~r e same rations as those gran- Joe Walcott If he beats Louis in ted Brllal "' 5 heavy Industrial work- June," Lesnevich said, "but I'll give i er *; up my title for a chance to fight ', Fo<xi """'ster John Strachey, who either one of them." announced the play yesterday _ I sa 'd the competitors would be given supplementary allowance of two ounces of chocolate and sweets per week. Any additional food supplies brought Into the country by Olympic committees of other nations will not State Department .__, Schmeling's Entry to U.S. WASHINGTON, April 7. (UP)— Plans to bring former heavyweight champion Max Schmellng back to -""" „ „.„ „„„ this country for an exhibition fight I hav e to face an import-duty the tour were, rejected today by the Io «l minister ruled. State Department, which refused to grant him a visa. The decision not to admit the German ring star to the United States was announced by Rep. John McDowell, R., Pa., who had made a bitter protest against the planned tour. With the Courts Circuit Julia Humphries, petition lor restoration of maiden name, Julia Margaret Phelps, following granting | divorce decree. If» »«sy fa 9«t your car in snap* for Spring with this convenient 15-Point Phillips 60 Check List! tt£**r£: ;^3*5W*»5 ^— —! ^i«T " ROCK, Ark., April 7. — A Pacific Coast battery will report to the Little Rock Travelers training canr,p at Greenville, Miss., tomorrow, according to Business Manager Riy Winder. . Th« men are righthanded Pitcher BOB Snyder and Catcher Robert Stumpf, both of whom were obtained from Seattle. They performed In the Class B Western International League Jast year. At the same time Winder announced lhat the diamond and grandstand at Travelers Field will be ready for the home opener against Memphis, Tuesday, April JO, and perhaps for the exhibition game with Detroit Monday. He' said also that the first two at-home Traveler games with Indianapolis will be played FViday aiM Saturday nights with the finale Sunday afternoon. Pitcher Ed -Wieland, purchased from Memphis, and holdover Catcher Ken Sears have asked to be put on the voluntary retired list while outfielder Chester Juckno and Third Baseman Diclc Dresser have returned to their homes for personal reasons. STULE SALES CO.. STE£i£. MO. Charles-Kay Benefit Bout Again Postponed CHICAGO, April 7. tUP)—The Illinois state Boxing Commission said today it had agreed to a second postponement of the Ezzard Charles-Elmer Ray fight to raise funds for the family of Sam Baroudi, who died Feb. 21 after a fight with Charles. 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