The Evening Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on July 31, 1947 · 33
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-wi Bozrin, T,rsA,y, EVENING SUN SPORTS wy 3, PAGE 31 The Orioles lr- - k. 1 V f'' .1 Minn n "' 'CrTiiliii'il 'rT''y j Jd . JM Colts iin!iTiibT their snake-hips and It's All In The Viewpoint Gus Lesnevich Won, But Is No Match For Louis By PAUL MENTON Sports Editor, The Evening Sun There have been two big fights within the past week and neither has done anything to upset the idea Joe Louis made a wise decision in not defending his heavyweight championship this year. Elmer Ray managed to win a disputed split decision over Ezzard Charles last Friday in the Madison Square Garden and last night old Gus Lesnevich beat Tami Mauriello without the complications of a dispute in their ten-round charity scrap at Ebbets Field. Everyone seemed to agree the light-heavyweight champion was easily better than the full-grown heavyweight that Joe Louis made short work of in the first round a year ago after Tami startled every-; one by staggering the champion with the first blow of the fight. Old Gus has grown to become a respected figure in the fight 3me since his discharge from the Navy and at a time when all thought it was only a question of when Archie Moore' or some other young, aggressive light-heavyweight got him into the ring that Gus would lose his crown. The main reason is that Gus has become a fighter. He stands up and punches, along the lines of the club fighters. Whether he got this in the Navy or whether he decided it was the only way he could hope to make any real money in the ring, hasn't been told. Nevertheless, he has abandoned his old style of boxing and running. It has paid him dividends in the ring and in the box office. Last night he staggered the heavier .Mauriello several times. Now they are talking of matching him with Joe Louis in one of the mid-winter non-title exhibitions, but I should imagine old Gus is too smart for that. Gus and Charles Are Logical Opponents ! It is all right for old Gus to take on a few heavyweights, such as Tami. Maybe even Jimmy Bivins and Hatchetman Sheppard. But not Joe Louis, even in an exhibition. Cincinnati is said to be interested in getting the light-heavyweight champion to fight Ezzard Charles in Ohio and it predicts that the fight will draw $200,000. That sounds like a logical move except for the fact that Archie Moore has been waiting around for years for a crack at old Gus's title and deserves a chance at it. However, title fights do not always go to the deserving. If Cincinnati is able to offer nearly "a quarter million for old Gus to meet its Ezzard Charles, the latter probably will be the challenger. His fight last Friday in New York did little to enhance his prestige as one of boxing's big drawing cards because he is a little fellow and shouldn't be inside the ropes with heavyweights. He doesn't have the power to offset their advantage in weight, as Elmer Ray proved. Nevertheless, I thought Charles was entitled to the decision, although my view of the fight was from a long distance;. via television. Best Pace Of Cardinals Isnt Good Enough t Brooklyn fans are clamoring for World Series tickets. No one can blame them, with the Dodgers roaring through the mid-West behind a twelve-game winning streak which includes the last two over the feared St. Louis Cardinals. The uphill fight of the champions from their early-season slump has not only been halted. But it has been set back. And with it the close, exciting six-club fight for the National League pennant has suddenly changed to a five-team consolation second-place struggle. , The strange Bums of Brooklyn have gone nine games ahead as a result of taking their second straight over the Cardinals last night in St. Louis, 11-10, in one extra inning after the. Cards rallied in the ninth with six runs. That may have been the last important gasp of the champions, who have been winning nearly two-thirds of their games by rallies in the late innings in the desperate attempt to overcome the lead they sacrificed through April and May when they couldn't even buy a victory, much less win one on the diamond. Through July they have been playing their best ball and rtill couldn't close the gap, because Brooklyn was playing just as well. And you may have noticed that since President Ford Frick ordered a Dodger triumph over the Cards thrown out and the ball game replayed the Dodgers have stepped up their pace. Win or lose today in the .finale at St. Louis, Brooklyn has duplicated the Yankee spurt of winning consistently on the road, opened a lead which normally should be sufficient to insure the W orld Series being $ New York-Brooklyn affair. No wonder Brooklyn fans are yelling for World Series tickets, even thouph it is only August 1 looming upon the horizon. United States All-Stars' Amateur Ball Squad Here Is the player roster of the United States All-Stars,1 who engage the All-Canadian Boy Wonders in a three-game amateur baseball series at the Stadium next Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The series winner will play the Baltimore All-Stars in a single game, to climax the big sandlot show. PJaer Po. City Throw Bati Ate Witht, HrM. Vtob MrQuattrr..., P Amsterdam. N'.Y L I. 16 160 6 02 Frank Womack .... P Houston. Texas L R 1? ISO 5.11 f dmund Bonczvk .. P Schenertadv. N.Y R K 17 17S 6.01 Frank Houte. Jr.... C Brsktmrr. Ala R L 17 180 6.02 Ore Brck C Charlotte, N.C R R 17 180 6 03 Jim frneston .... C West Palm Bearh, FU.. . R R IS 14J 5.09 Norman MrCorfl... IB New Orleano. La It K 1R 200 .0J Jack f IK Cherenne. Wto. K I. 18 155 6.01 Barton Skidniore . 2H Clarksburg, W.Va R R 18 185 5.11 Robert Rjan 2B Zaneille, Ohio R R 18 165 6.00 Tsnnro Watanabe . St Honolulu. Hawaii R R 18 135 5.04 Norman Rnldman SS Miami Brat h. Fla R R 16 181 5.09 Buddy Parker 3B Corpu Christ!. Texas.. R R 18 158 5 09 Tomtr Nojes 3B Cumberland. Md R R 18 185 6.01 Jark Spsrks OF Pine Bluff, Ark R R 17 165 6.01 Junmt Brook OF Laa Vegas, NeT R R 17 175 6.03 Jame Sterk OF HolWwood, Fla R R 16 170 6.02 Lambert Voet, Jr.. OF Waterburjr, Conn R R IS 170 6.00 improve footwork in contraption at Hershey (Pa.) training quarters Pro Grid Vardian Snagger By Randall Cassell Hershey, Pa., July 31 There's a little fellow here at the Colts football training camp by the name of Johnny Vardian, who promises to be of help to Baltimore's entry in the All-American Conference. He first caught the eye because! of his speed, something the Colts can use a lot of, but Vardian now impresses by the way he tears downfield to snare passes. Figured By Isbell This 169-pound halfback, who stands 8 inches over 5 feet and is a dwarf alongside most of the Colts, has bolted right into the picture and it may be hard to dislodge him. The question of Vardian's stand ing was posed for Cecil Isbell, head coach. "You can't help but count him in on our plans, off what he's shown so far," rpplied the mentor. "Vardian can go get the ball. I'd like to see his catching technique a bit smoother, but, after all, I guess it doesn't matter much how you get them as long as you do. And I must say, Johnny does." Much Improved Cridder Word had been passed along to Isbell that Vardian, who had a fling with the Miami Seahawks last year but was dropped after an exhibition game injury, was fast, but just a straightaway runner. That might have been true a year ago, but somewhere between then and now he's learned how to fake and cut, and well. Much more can be told about Vardian, and the other backs and linemen, when Isbell gets scrimmages under way. They will begin shortly, since pads for the back- field men are on their way here. All Pleased, But Everybody is pleased with the way things are shaping up but thev still want to see what devekms when the play-for-pay boys pad up and have a really serious go at each other, with jobs at stake. Yesterday's double workout not only showed that the linesmen are steadily improving but that the secondary operatives are getting better timing in their plays and much smoother pass execution. The backs toiled on a variety of pass plays, .short and long aerials. . Malmberg Injured The chance to see how Don Malmberg would look as a quarter- DacK tailed to materialize because of the big fellow's injured hand. Somebody stepped on it Tuesday. Yesterday it was still sore and. he is to have X-rays taken. Harry Hopp,-too, came up with a sore instep, the result of stepping in a hole. However, by afternoon he scampered around in fine style, being one of the many ends and backs who sailed far down field to haul in passes. But Don would like a picture taken to show whether there is a bone chip. Phillips 'Best Pivot Until yesterday, Mike Phillips, former Western Maryland College star, had not gotten into the "live" scrimmage staged by the linemen, but when he did get the call he turned in a smashing defensive performance. This led Isbell to remark that "it looks like Phillips is our best center and line backerupper. Mike is not the towering type of pivot man, but at 208 pounds he is rugged and could turn out to be what Isbell wants in center to back up the line. This they intend to find out. Due Heavy Fueling To give him a little more heft. Phillips may be put at the "lean man's table," along with Emlle Fritz and Lamar Davis. At that table the boys are piled with food just the opposite from what hap pens at Isbell s fat man s table. Slowly, some Individuals are be ginning to move to the fore and, while Barry French still has the coaches interested, they also are talking about the improvement of George Hekkers, Gus Hempley, Hub Bechtol, Weldon Humble and Vernon Stiner. Nathan Scherr, the Baltlmorean who starred in college for Cornell, has dropped out of the picture after finding that an old injury bothered him in his work. BVd Hill Staff Ready For 9 Tilts In 5 Days By Walter The enthusiasm generated last night by Bob Kuzava's brilliant six-hit shutout of Toronto was buoyed today by Manager Tommy Thomas's declaration that his Oriole pitching staff is again at 100 per cent strength. , Ray Poat. whose left knee swelled under a blow from George Staller's bat in practice Tuesday, reports he is in shape and ready to hurl. George Hooks also is free of the shoulder spasm that sidelined him for a day. . Hard Grind Ahead That's the best news Thomas could learn, what with a grueling double-header schedule of killing proportions facing the Birds in the next five days. The twin-bill saga opens tonight (6.30 o'clock) at the Stadium against rampaging fourth-place Buf falo. Tomorrow will be a replica of this evening's card. One game is on tap Saturday night, followed by a bargain attraction Sunday. Then the Flock entrains for Toronto, where it plays a Dominion Day double-header Monday after noon. Such a slate is sure to tax any hill corps to the fullest, and Thomas hopes his club can get through the rough program without too much strain. Birds "Are Ready" "We're all ready to start," the Bird pilot said as he nominated Johnny Podgajny and Hooks to face the Bisons tonight, "but I can't tell about finishing the series. We may have to use all nine of our pitchers tonight." " . While the Birds have a wejl-rested mound staff to throw at Buffalo, the invaders are in iust the opposite fix. Paul Richards, fiery Bison manager, has his charges well up in the race, but he has been using an average of three tossers a game recently, and now matters have reached a stage where a starting Herd hurler must figure on finishing what he begins. There's no relief in sight. Bisons Can Slug But Buffalo has tremendous hit ting strength, which gives Thomas reason to worry about his own pitching problems. It is Bison bat power more than anything else that keeps the visitors in the first division. INTERNATIONAL NEWS Resigned to a second-division club, Newark has taken the first steps in cutting down on overhead by selling First Baseman Nick Et-ten to Oakland and Outfielder Bud Metheny to Birmingham. Etten, whose $13,500 salary was considered tops for minor-league play this year, was hitting a mere .210, but the Oaks, fighting for the Pacific Coast League pennant, expressed interest in him. Metheny's departure cut the Bears' outfield corps to Ted Sep-kowski and Gene Woodling. Ford Garrison, the third regular; pr6b-ably will be out for the year with a shoulder injury. Manager Bill Skiff is sending Joe Collins, his first baseman, to the garden, where he had considerable experience. Jack Phillips shifts to first base, and little Frank Zak is to handle short the rest of the way. Quickies Soft-spoken Cedric Durst, of Rochester, is the only manager who hasn't been chased from a game this season. He eschews profanity. Paul Richards, liery Buffalo pilot who leads in ejections, toured a golf course in two under par on a recent off day. Must have had the picture of an umpire on the ball. Al Ritter rates a big assist for keeping the Syracuse infield Eddie Shokes, Frankie Drews, Claude Corbitt and Al Rubeling intact in every game to date. He's the Chiefs' trainer. Newark has five men with double figures in home-run totals, followed by Jersey City with four and the Orioles and Buffalo with three each. Johnny Dudick, Syracuse in-fielder, has a stage appearance slated after the season ends with Perry Como, a boyhood buddy. Syracuse Latest feeling in Syracuse Is that four regulars Hank Sauer, Al DZIGAN Was Talked Into Umpiring Like many another umpire in the International League, Albert (Chick) Dzigan is as much at home rendering decisions on the gridiron and basketball court as he is on the diamond. But the 36-year-old Dzigan, one of six newcomers to the circuit this season, proved to be a pretty tough nut to crack before Bui Grieve, American League arbiter and a neighbor of his in Yonkers, persuaded Chick he should call 'em in baseball as he did in football and basketball. Three-Letter Athlete For a long time Dzigan couldn't see it. Born in Brooklyn and a three-letter athlete in high school there, he played for ten years on the court and diamond after graduation before even contemplating Grieve's suggestion. "I never considered umpiring while I was playing," the 170-pound newcomer said, but after he had hung up his spikes and court togs he decided to give ball-calling a whirl. At the time he started officiating, he did it only as a way of earning extra cash by working collegiate and scholastic grid and court encounters while serving as athletic representative for a sporting goods firm during the day. Started In Interstate , The advent into baseball broadened his earning power as he not only got school and college games, but semipro contests as well. He had been at it only two years when Grieve tabbed him ready for a pro affiliation. As a result, 1943 Taylor Chet Laabs, in the eight weeks he has been with Buffalo, already has 15 homers, and had he started the season in Bisonville chances are the home-run race between Hank Sauer. of Syracuse, and Howie Moss would have to include him. Anse Moore and Coaker Triplett have 12 apiece. Little Johnny Bero is hitting better than at any other time this year, and the addition of Dutch Meyer at third gives Buf falo another outstanding willow wielder. New Buffalo Visitors Meyer (secured from Newark in a trade for Les Mueller), Pitcher Tex Shirley and Laabs are the new men with Buffalo who did not appear the last time the Herd was here. Kuzava. was razor-sharp as he flipped one of his best games of I the year last night to give Balti-! more the rubber match in its series with the. Leafs, enabling the Flock to grab its third straight home series. Its record for the home stay now is 9 and 4. Bob In Fine Form The blond southpaw didn't make the mistake of throwing any soft home-run pitches. In fact, the Leafs got to second base only twice. Bob's control was uncanny, onlv one man strolling, while six fanned, and he really cut loose with his baffling assortment of deliveries. Ralph Weigel's eleventh homer was the one main blow that helped Kuzava to his tenth win. He is the ninth International League flinger and the first Oriole to hit double figures this year. Bird Chirps Bobby Wilson's first-inning bunt was perfect. ... It rolled down third-base line between chalk mark and turf until Oscar Grimes, in disgust, kicked it out of bounds. . . . 'Twal Wilson's fourteenth straight game in which he hit safely. . . . Moss, Weigel and Soup Campbell weighed in with two hits apiece against Cot Deal. , . . Campbell's triple drove in second run. . , . Ralph LaPointe's stolen base in first was his seventh. . . . Al Cihocki started nifty double play in fourth on Austin Knickerbocker. . . . Also made a fine play on Matt Batts's slow roller in fourth. Mele, Howard Fox and Claude Cor-bitt could make the parent Cincinnati club right now. In Sauer's case it would mean buying the big slugger back. Mele, too, would have to be purchased, but the other two belong to the Reds. Rochester Here's the true story of the banning of Paul Richards, Buffalo manager, from a game in Rochester last week end: Before the game, delayed by rain, Clem Hausmann, starting Bison hurler, had to warm the mud, whereas his opponent did so on the mound, which had been covered. Hausmann later told Richards that because of the footing he wasn't properly warmed up and couldn't throw a curve. Richards went to Umpire Frank Scanlon at the plate to ask permission for extra warmup pitches for his flinger. Scanlon allegedly waved him away before he even arrived, then denied the request. Richards turned away, muttering to himself. Scanlon called him back to ask what he had said. "Nothing," was the reply. Scanlon is said to have berated Richards and, when the latter denied the charge hotly, chased him. Toronto Toronto employed somthing new by flying to Newark for a recent series. President Pete Campbell had each man insured for $25,000. The novelty must have had some beneficial influences, for the Leafs bowled over the Bears three of four games. Ed Levy is hitting much better since shifting from first base to the outfield, leading Manager Elmer Yoter to remark. "When your outfield is hitting, you win games. Hank Sauer and Al Mele. have been holding up Syracuse. We haven't had anyone holding us up until now. . found him in the Interstate League where he remained through last year until the International League purchased him. Chick broke in with Henry Tat-ler and Ed Brominski, and his part ner all last year was Frank Tabac-chi. All these men now work for Shag Shaughnessy's Toop, and all are new this year except Tatler. Dzigan is officiating in the Orioles series with Buffalo opening tonight. I started in August in 43 and worked straight through the league playoffs, Dzigan recalled, "and one of my oddest experiences hap- Louis Meets Wolcott New York, July 31, () Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis will meet Jersey Joe Wolcott, of Camden, N.J., in a ten-round nontitle figh at Madison Square Garden November 14, the Twentieth Century Sporting Club announced today. The bout will be one of two so-called nontitle affairs planned for the champion this year after his managers and the Twentieth Century organization, which holds his contract, agreed that no suitable challengers for the championship were available. PHIL RIZZUTO UMPIRE HAL WEAFER HAL WAGNER Yank shortstop shows why jans call him Scooter as he eludes Tiger catcher in yesterday's 8-o-5 triumph EWELL BLACKWELL Couldn't make it 17 in a row Blackie Explains Cincinnati, July 31 (JP) Stop 16 is still the end of the line. Ewell Blackwell would have liked a lot to have won 17 ball games in a row for the Cincinnati Reds, but Monty Kennedy bore down a little extra and Buddy Kerr caught one letter-high for a single to center. How II Happened So the New York Giants broke up Blackwell's hopes yesterday, winning. 5 to 4, in 10 innings. How did it happen? "Blackie" said he just couldn't get his outside balls across, and the Giants ate up those he threw inside. But, he added, "I'll be doing my best to st art a brand-new streak in my next start." Said Johnny Neun. manager of the Reds: "The kid's been under a terrific strain for weeks. I'm sure he'll be an even better pitcher the remainder of the season." Fifth With 16 The defeat left Blackwell, a six-foot-fiver who swings and pitches like a gate hinge, in company with four other major league pitchers, all of them greats in some degree, who won 16 straight games but no more. These gentlemen were Smoky Joe Wood, of the 1912 Boston Americans: Walter Johnson, of Washington, also in 1912: Lefty Bob Grove, of the 1931 Philadelphia Athletics, and Schoolboy Lyn-wood Rowe. of the 1934 Detroit Tigers. Carl Hiiblull, of the New York Giants, win 16 in a row over a two-year stretch some ten years ago. Rube Marquard, the legendary one of the New York Giants, racked up 19 straight back in 1912, and Tim Keefe did likewise in 1888 when the pitcher's box was only 50 feet out. pened at that time. I was umpiring at first base in a playoff game between Lancaster and York at Lancaster. "Suddenly there was a blackout signal, delaying the game. When the lights went on again, we found someone had stolen second ,base. No, not a player. Someone came onto the field during the blackout and carried off the bag." Chick has never lost time from injuries, and he wasn't hurt all last year, but in hfs brief calling career he has taken a lot of punish ment from thrown and batted balls It's All The Same For about a month of last sea son he worked with a bad shoulder. the result of catching a bad cold. Working the plate or, the bases is all the same to him. "You can get into trouble anywhere," he said philosophically. "Some nights you won't have one tough play. The next time everything comes at you." He certainly got enough plate work in his baptism in the International League. Dispatched by Shaughnessy to train with Jersey City in Florida, Dzigan had 14 exhibition games in a row behind the catcher. In one of three squad contests he also took up his stance there. And in the pre-loop series with Newark he worked balls and strikes on both games. , Eyes Major Leagues Chick's ambition is to reach Hie majors. He already feels he is mak ing good strides, having been graduated from a "bus" loop to the fast International. Big'League Stuff Dodgers Survive Card Rally, Cop 12th In Row By Joe New York, July 31 (JP) Lanky Ewell Blackwell's sensational 16-game winning streak is at an end today, but another string the 12 straight successes of the Brooklyn Dodgers has the baseball world buzEing. The National League leading Brooks won their twelfth straight in St. Louis early this morning (about 1.20 A.M. E.D.T. ) in as thrilling a game as played in many a season. Few of the 31,709 fans who saw the nerve-tingling 11-10 Dodger victory over the Cardinals will forget it. Battle Rages 3 Vi Hours The game, which lasted through ten innings and 3,2 hours, had all the thrills and pathos of a World Series encounter. No movie script' could have improved upon it. The defeat, coming the way it did, was a crusher for the Cards. The Dodgers appeared on their way to one of their easiest triumphs of the season as they opened up a 10-0 lead against Harry Brecheen and Red Munger in the first four innings. It was merely a question whether Ralph Branca would be able to register a third successive Dodger shutout as the two teams entered the sixth. Kurowski Homers The Cards, aided by Whitey Kurowski's three-run homer, caused a mild stir by scoring four limes in the sixth to knock Branca from the hill. Y'et the case still seemed hopeless as the Brooks enjoyed a six-run lead. So tilings remained until the last of the ninth and it surely appeared all over as Relief Pitcher Hank Behrman quickly retired two of the first three men to face him. Then came one of the most thrilling comebacks baseball fans ever witnessed. Chuck Diering, Stan Musial, Enos Slaughter and Ron Northey slammed successive singles to bring in three tallies and knock out Behrman In favor of Hugh Casey. Game Deadlocked ine veteran lu-eman tared no better than Behrman. Kurowski walked, Marty Marion singled and Pinch-hitter Del Wilber also singled to drive in three more runs ancf deadlocked the game at 10-10. Far from losing heart, however, the Dodgers roared back in the top of the tenth to score the decisive marker. Yanks Don't Much Leeway, By Gayle New York. July 31 (IP) Just having put in a hot stretch on the mound pitching to his athletes in batting practice, Steve O'Neill, the stout Detroit manager, found it necessary to conserve his breath as he discussed the Yankees. "Great team," he puffed, "how you gonna beat 'em? They got an outstanding man in every position." Back Up Pitchers The perspiring Tiger pilot paused to get another load of Bronx air before continuing. "Team like they've got doesn't give you anything. Give them an inch and you're licked. They field tight for their pitchers. "Joe DiMaggio's their big one, of course. One man like Joe makes a big difference. Take him out and maybe we would be having a close race. But they've got a lot of other fine players besides Joe." Tigers Not Hitting What in particular was ailing his Tigers? Steve grunted. "We're just not hitting. You Baseball INl'KRN ATIONAL I.EAOUR W. L. P C. G.B. Montreal SS 40 .fil Jersey City 5 47 .57 'i Syracuse. .- 59 4H .551 7 .. Buffalo 52 X( .5111 IP, Rochester 49 57 .42 16' Newark 47 5 .443 IK' , Toronto 47 St .415 li ORIOLKS 43 59 .422 ZO'i Games Tomorrow Night ORIOLES vs. Buffalo, Stadium, Z jamei, 8.30 P.M Toronto at Syracuse. Montreal at Newark. , Rochexter at Jersey City AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. P.C. O.B. New York 65 Boston 52 Hetrolt 49 Philadelphia 48 Cleveland 41 Washington 41 C'hicBRO 42 St, Louil 34 32 42 43 48 45 50 55 58 .679 .553 .533 .500 .43 .451 .433 .310 mi iii IX . 21.. 23 . 2 '4 Games Tomorrow Chicago at Washington might). St. Louts at Philadelphia (nUht). Detroit at Boston (night ). Cleveland at New York. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION W.L.P.C.I WX.P.C. Kan.rity S3 43 .591 Columbus 51 5 .41 Louisville 63 49.563 Mlnn'pnlis 52 59 .46 I Milwaukee 56 49 .533 indla polii 55 51 .509 St. Paul.. 46 62 .426 Toledo... 46 62 .426 1 i 'r w Reich ler With one out. Gene Hermankl doubled and, after Bruce Edwards had made the second out. Pee Wee Reese came through with a single between third and short to score Hermanski with the payoff run. Clyde King stopped the Cards in their half of the tenth. Dodgers Nine-Up The triumph, which left the gallant Redbirds fighting with their back to the wall, increased the Dodgers' firM-place margin over the Cards to nine full games. In fact. St. Louis now finds itself in third place, one pjic;-ntn"e point behnd the New York Giants. The Brooks are only three names from tying their longest wiinir; streak. Th?y won 15 in a ro-v back in 1924 when th"y finished s-coni to the Giants. Sim'lrr to current streak which produced ton v'o tories on the road. 12 were on foreign fields. Blackwell Stopped Blackwell's string was brr.ken bv the Giants, who defeated th3 P?ts 5-4 in ten innings. It was the 'r-arm slinger's first defeat since 4. His overall lecord now st?nH at 18-3. Blackwell came with n two ouis of registering his seven'eeuth straight win. The 2-1 year-old star was moving along villi a 4 3 le-d and had one out in ihs ninth when Willard Marshall, nn old Ctnclanvi Nemesis, wallop. J a fast insltle pilch into the ri 'ht-i eld bleacher for his twentv-sev , ntii hoim, run of the season. That tied the score After Relief Pitcher Monte Kennedy blanked the Reds in t 'ic'.r half of the ninth. Blackwell walked Buddy Blattner. first batter to face him in the tenth, and Kenn uv sacrificed. Blackie retired Billy Rigney, but Buddy Kerr sin-led tit center to drive in the deciding run. Yanks Gain Again The New York Yank-.-s stretched their American League lead to ll1 1 games over the runner-up R-d Sox. of Boston, by defeating Detroit. 8-5. while the Red S"X bowsd to Cleveland. 13-7. Yogi Berra's grand slam homer off Dizzy Trout, his second such blow this season, in the third inning won for the Yanks. The Indians scored all their runs in a six-run first inning and a seven-run sixth to make it two straight over the Red Sox. Joe Gordon helped with his seventeenth home run. Give Rivals O'Neill Says Talbot don't hit, you don't win, simple as that. Newhouser's lost ten games. In five of them we didn't get a run for him. "That game Vic Raschf. of the Yanks beat us the other night. Two or three times a hit would have knocked him out of there, but we couldn't get it. You don't hit. you don't win." Harris Cheerful Across the field in the Yankee dugout the atmosphere, while just as hot, was a good deal more cheerful. Someone was asking Manager Bucky , Harri if he had started scouting Brooklyn for the World Series. "No," Bucky grinned, "we'll wait toe that until we get this thing won. You can't tell what might happen. It was pointed out that his club had been doing all right without the services of three of its best men, Spud Chandler, Frank Shea and Cbarlii Keller. "That's right," Harris admitted reluctantly, "but what if we should lose another man or two?" Standings NATIONAL tKAGtr VV. I.. P C. CM. Brooklyn ! .1 .CD New York 4 41 .544 St. Louil ,. 51 4) .541 Boston SO 45 S: 18 'i Cincinnati 4 52 .46 l Chicago.. 44 51 .443 l(j Pltttburfh 40 5 .417 21 Philadelphia 39 57 .404 22 Games Tomorrow New York at Pittsburgh (night). Philadelphia at at. Louis (night). Brooklyn at Chicago, Boston at Cincinnati, t games. EASTERN SHORE LEAOl'E W.L.PC.I WLPC. Cambridga 13 19 .lit rederal'rt 3S 41 .441 Dover .. 51 34 .SOO Rehnboth 8eaford . 4 3 .Sl ISalUbury 31 ?S 1 Milford .. 40 41 494 Eatton .. 2(54 .321 Games Tomorrow Night Cation at Cambridge. Milford at Rehoboth. . FsderalHhtarg at Dover. Salisbury at Sf'td. PACIFIC COAST LEAGl'f' W.LPC.t . W.I. PP Los Ange's 70 53 .569 Sarram'lo 59 61 Oakland.. 64 S3 .53S .Hollywood 37 61 San Fra'co 64 56 .525 Portland S3 61 Seattle. .. 61 62 4'Xi San Diego 56 66.451 n r r-

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