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THE Si. Paul's Ten 3 reels Cily For Title: Page 24 PAGE 19 UALTIMOKH. FRIDAY, MAY 22, 1959 PAGE 19 Cellar-Dwelling Yankees Play Orioles Here Tonight ajors Would Welcome Bids For Third Big League SportsLocal News Financial Classified SUN M RAGE TAKEN BY DDPPLICH AT BEJAIR $14.80 Winner Romps Home In Feature By 6 Lengths By WILLIAM BONIFACE Sunpapera Racing Editor) Bel Air, Md., May 21 Ridden by 48-year-old Raymond (Skeets) Holland, Dopplich mildly upset the featured Harford County Purse, eighth race here today, with a $14.80 payoff after a galloping victory. Taking command leaving the backstretch, Dopplich merely pulled away to win by six lengths from Chasmar Stud Farm's Ma Ginny, which was a length to the fore of James Andrews, Jr.'s Sunny Stream. Carrying the silks of Herbert K. Cooper, Jr., Dopplich, which had scored at the Pimlico meeting, ran a mile and a sixteenth in 1.46 and apparently could have gone faster had it been necessary. It was the second win of the meeting for Holland, popular Baltimore JMegro rider who rode his first race in 1928. "Old Skeets" got a big hand from the crowd upon returning to the unsaddling enclosure. The crowd of 4,264 fans was light compared to the first three days of the 12-day meeting and betting dropped accordingly when only $293,841 was handled on nine races, compared to betting of $344,675 for eight races on the comparable program of last spring. Better-class sprinters of the $1,750 variety staged an interesting battle in the seventh race when King's Flight, under the Alfred VV. Williams silks, came on through the stretch to challenge We-Ten in front of the stand and then win by three parts of a length. Lyle K. Benson's Loud Ap plause was third. Victor Pays $9.20 King's Flight, a son of Industrial and Kerry Lass, went seven furlongs in 1.28 2-5 and paid $9.20. Jockey Willie Liddle, a Bel Air native, rode his first winner of the meeting aboard Mrs. Thomas DeAngelis's Eppa Jeppa in the fourth race. He sent the Bobby Cherel-trained 7-year-old to the front in the backstretch. Top Rranch and Eton Jacket finished second and third, respectively. Eppa Jeppa, which had tired to be fourth in his first outing on Monday, was a fitter horse for this mile-and-a-sixteenth test and ran in 1.48. James Gross's Don Jr., which set the Bel Air race course mile-and-a-sixteenth track record at 1.43 3-5 in 1954, returned as an 11-year-old in the second race today and flashed some of his old speed in winning for a $22.20 payoff. Runs On Bowed Tendon Idle since last October when he pulled up lame at Marlboro, Don Jr., raced soundly enough on a bowed tendon and ran seven fur longs in 1.27 1-5 to win by three lengths from Ashenden, which was the same margin in front of Hop- toitbov. Don Jr., ridden by Freddy Kratz, showed an exceptional amount of early speed in going to the front in the backstretch and then cantered home without being hard driven. The veteran brought up the sec ond half of a 6-and-6 daily double worth $87.20 for $2 and started by Mrs. James Cramer's Ditty Girl in the opening event. Front-Runner Wins Ditty Girl, another making her first start in many months, went right to the lead leaving the five-furlong chute and won by three-and - a - half lengths under Joe Servis. Floyd Brewer's Sea Time came nn for second, with Mrs. Jose De Murguiondo's Irish Dash the third finisher. . Ditty Girl, well prepared for her seasonal debut by Mrs. ueorge a Saportas, ran the five furlongs in 1 no 3-5 and paid only $3.80 straight. Sports Index Other racing news Page 20 Tommy Veech leads golfers in Memphis Open Page 21 Other baseball Page 22 Gibberish Poge 23 Preps PS 24 ym ma- : rft&H . . . . . ; FREE BALL Davens, of Gilman, goes after free ball as Moore (15) and Towns (1G), of DAY-NIGHT RACING SET Shenandoah Track Plans Memorial Day Twin Bill Charles Town, W.Va., May 21 ij) Shenandoah Downs, which in troduced night thoroughbred racing to the region this month, has another novelty up its sleeve a doubleheader. Racing both afternoon and night on Memorial Day was an nounced today by Bob Leavitt, general manager. "We'll have eight races in the afternoon, take an hour break for supper and come back with eight or nine races at night," he said. Unhappy With Handle Leavitt frankly admits the rusi- ness at night hasn't panned out as he anticipated. He estimated betting would average $300,000 nightly. It has been only $184,000 since the track built at a cost of 4 million dollars opened May 1. "We re holding our own, Leavitt claims. Education Needed He also refuses to be discour aged. "I feel that this Is an educa tional thing," he said. "The peo ple in this area haven't' become accustomed to night thoroughbred racing, and our records show that the betting has gained steadily through each of the three weeks we've operated. There also is the matter of nearby competition for the race betting dollars. A track at Bel Air, Md., is attracting some of the Baltimore money at day and a harness track at Oxon Hill, Md., is taking some from Washington at night. Present Drought Reduces Breeding O f Washington, May 21 (V-There was bad news for duck hunters today. Because of extreme drought in the prairie portions of Canada, the Interior Department said that North American waterfowl breeding conditions presently "are not promising. In fact, were it not for two somewhat meager possibilities the reports would warrant extreme pessimism about waterfowl production this year," the department said. Rains May Come The two possibilities are: (1) That rains may come in sufficient quantities within the next few days and (2) that birds driven from their customary breeding grounds by the drought will find satisfac tory nesting places turtner north or that extra production in the wet potholes will make up to some extent for lost production in pot holes now dry. Reports from the breeding pair Sunpaper photo Malashuk Edmondson, move in. Action occurred in junior varsity championship at Homewood. Gilman Wins Jayvee Lacrosse Crown, 4-1 Consecutive goals by Attackman Mac Bradford in the third period broke a 1-1 deadlock and sparked Gilman to a 4-to-l victory over Edmondson in the jayvee lacrosse championship at Homewood Park yesterday. Both schools had entered the title contest undefeated, Gilman winning all seven of its tilts and Edmondson unbeaten in eleven starts. Bill Dorsey Scores Bill Dorsey, who played a stand out game on defense for Gilman, opened the scoring in the contest with a first-period goal. Edmondson s Attackman, David Klein, scored the equalizer mo ments later on a pass from Substitute Tommy Moore. The second period was scoreless. Bradford broke the tie with the first of his two coals early in the third quarter. His second goal in the period was ust so much icing on the cake. Goalie Hill Outstanding Attackman Sam Pierson closed the scoring for the afternoon with a third goal in the third period. Goalie Jim Hill was outstanding in the nets for the winners and received a big defensive boost from Taylor Brown and Dorsey, nilmn J.V. Edmondson J.V. Hill O Thayfr Meek D CoaUlev Brown D I airman Flanagan D Brown Davenn M. Schnaouinger Hardy M Bateman nnrw, M Remmer Pierson A x,Wolf Bradford A O'Connell Rouse A. . . Klein Oilman J.V.. .1 0 3 04 Edmondson J.V, 10 0 O Goals: Oilman Bradford '2), Pler-nn. nnritey. Edmondson Klein. Assists: Gilman Pierson. Hardy, Edmondson Moore. Sim- Hill. S: Thavar. 7. Substitutes: Gilman Caskey, Wels- kittle, Andrews. Edmondson Koreu- sky, Town. Ryan, Moore. Lechert Ducks In North surveys cover AiasKa, tanaaa, alt . 1 the Dakotas and Western Minne sota. The reports from Southern Manitoba and Southern Saskatchewan indicate that 75 to 90 per cent of the potholes where the ducks normally are produced are either dry now or will be dry before the end of the nestings the Fish and Wildlife Service said Hope Birds Go North 1 One unusual factor is that some potholes which have water do not have any birds although they usually do. The biologists on the lob de clined to presume where the birds are but hope that some have gone on northward in search of more satisfactory breeding areas. Surveys being made in May and June involve use of eight planes that will travel about 10,000 miles In July a production survey will be made. Division I Title To Poly Nine Poly jumped off to a big lead in the early innings and went on to defeat McDonogh, 9 to 4, and clinch the Maryland Scholastic Association's Division 1 basketball championship yesterday at Me Donogh. The Engineers, defending M.S.A. titlists, will meet Edmondson in a best 2-of-3 series for the crown, starting Tuesday. Joe Dillon and Rick Ciamarra belted home runs to pace a 14-hit attack on three McDonogh pitch ers as Bob Keane went the distance for Poly. It was Poly's elev enth victory in 14 games. The Engineers scored two runs in each of the first three innings and built an 8-0 lead before McDonogh tallied all its runs in the sixth inning. Dillon's homer came in the sec ond inning with ope on,' and Ciamarra led off the sixth with his round-tripper. Dillon also had two singles and four runs batted in. Keane walked three and struck out sLx. POLY MCDONOGH ibrh rbl ab r h rbl Mar'l,3b-lf 3 110 Wel'h.p-3b 2 10 0 Moore. c-cl 2 1 0 0 Dillon, ss 4 3 3 4 Schmitt.cl & 0 2 1 S rath. 3b 4 110 Klein, rr 1 o o o Clan'a.lb 4 13 1 Gress.lf .5 0 2 2 Evth.3b. . 2 0 11 Funk.lf . . 10 0 0 2Sm!th,p. 10 0 0 Harrls.c .110 0 H'tner.Zb 3 110 Schlipp.rf 12 10 Serp,rl-D, 3 0 Z 1 IBer t.Jtt 1 u 0 o Spa'gler.e 4 0 0 0 Biser.e . . 0 0 0 0 Keane, St. .3120 For'tall.sa 3 0 0 0 Scheck.cf 3 0 0 0 0'm-Sh,2b 2 0 0 0 3Fretdman 0 0 0 0 TotalJ 35 9 14 8 Totals 24 4 4 J lflrounded out for SrhllDD In sixth 2Fanned for Funk In third; 3Fanned lor oram-smttn in seventn. Poly 2 2 2 0 1 1 19 McDonogh 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 Error.1! Camarra, Oram-Smlth. Put- outs, assists Poly. 21-7; McDonogh 21-8. Home runs Dillon, Ciamarra Stolen bases Dillon, Schmltt. Heffner Sacrifice ny fcytn. wi on Dase Polv. 10: MrDonoah. 3. Basa on balls Keane. 3: Welsrh. 4: Smith. 1; Serp. 1 strikeouts Keane. 8: Welsh. 2. Hits Welsch. In 2 Innings; Smith, 5 In 3 1-3: Serp. 3 In 1 2-3. Balk Harris Umpires Phlpps. Baida. Time 2 m Beman Second In British Golf Sandwich, England, May 21 WW Jack Nicklaus, 19-year-old Ameri can Walker Cupper, today con quered high winds and driving rain for a four stroke lead in the Royal St. Georges grand challenge cup competition a tuneup for the British amateur golf championship starting here, Monday. . Nicklaus, of Columbus, Ohio, shot the 6,723 yard course in 37-36-73. Deane Beman, of Silver Spring. Md., and Tom Byrne, of England, shared second place in the opening round of the thirty-sixth hole competition with 77s. Beman went round in 41-36-77 and Byrne in 37-40-77. . FRICK PUTS MINIUM ON POPULATION New Cities Must Be As Big As Smallest Now Operating Columbus, Ohio, May 21 (i Big eague baseball said today It would welcome an application for formation of a third major league. And Commissioner Ford Frick said: "I firmly believe we will have a third league within five years. Thai is a personal opinion." Major league club owners, at a hastily-called session here, zlso authorized Frick to explore the possibility of holding a second AU- Star game each year; authorized a fund of up to $1,00,000 to finance a player training and development program with the minors, nnd sanctioned the purchase of Chi cago White Sox stock by Bill Veeck. Frick, In a prepared statement following an all-day closed meet ing of the major league club owners, said: "The major leagues recognize the desire of certain groups to obtain major-league franchises. Since there is no existing plan to expand the present major leagues, the two major leagues declare they will favorably consider an application for major-league sta tus within the present baseball structure by an acceptable group of eight clubs which would qualify." Population Qualifications Frick said no clubs or align ments were mentioned during the new league discussion, but that one qualification was that "the population of each city of the pro posed league shall not be less than the population of the smallest cily the present major leagues. On his return home to New York tonight, Frick added that the own- had named no specific figure the present minimum popula tion. "That would be determined when an application for a third league is made," he said, adding that population figures are determined by trade areas, "which might, for instance, include the population in a 50-mile radius." Estimate Of 600,000 An estimate of the present mini mum would be about 600,000. "The stipulation was made," Frick said, "to prevent a new league from having six big cities and added any other two just to have an eight-team alignment. fricK added that the owners made no stipulation which would prevent a new league from establishing a franchise in a city now included in the major league alignment. Cities which have been men tioned in previous discussion of major league expansion include New .York, Buffalo, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Mexico City, Min neapolis-St. Paul, Montreal, New Orleans, Seattle and Toronto Frick said he believed all of these would qualify on the population basis. The owners also stipulated that any new league would be respon sible for all territorial provisions and financial obligations neces sary to set it up; that proof of financial ability and character of individual members must be given; that each club have available, or a commitment for, a park with a minimum 25,000 capacity; that a balanced 154-game schedule be played; that the (Continued, Page 22, Column 5) Sicvers's Shoulder Hurts And 'He's Scared To Death' Washington, May 21 (ff) Roy Sievers's shoulder hurts again, and the Washington Senators' ail ing slugger says, "I'm scared to death." Sievers led the American League in homers and runs bat ted in two seasons ago and has been the Senators' top bat man for several seasons. He has been overshadowed this year by Homerin Harmon Kille- brew, the young third baseman who has cracked out 15 homers already. Among the reasons for this un accustomed secondary role are Sievers's aches and pains. Sievers Batting .247 A sore back shelved him for a while, then a shoulder sprain which he aggravated Tuesday night. It pulled so severely he had trouble tucking in his shirt tail yesterday. "It's the first time my shoulder has hurt in five years and I Yanks Are As riiuLic Uver slump New York, May 21. WV-If the New York Yankee players knew what was wrong, they'd do something about it. The plain fact is they are as baffled as everyone else over the prolonged slump which has dropped the team into the American League cellar for the first time in 19 years. "Just What'g Going On?" "You've been asking me," Sec ond Baseman Gil McDotigald said to a reporter who sought his opinion, "now .you tell me. Just what's going on? How do we get out of this thing?" That about summed it up for the rest of the players. They don't know what's going on. It looks like somebody s stolen a page out of 'Damn Yankees,' " said Relief Pitcher Ryne Duren in a wry attempt at humor. Bauer Is Optimistic Rough, tough Hank Bauer, the right fielder, wanted to know when the Yankees were in last place belore. Informed it was May 25, 1940, and that the team ended the season in third place just two games from the top, Bauer said: "We can still win it. Man for man we've got the best players in the league. We got clobbered good the last time (referring to the 13-6 defeat by the Detroit Ti gers yesterday) but we've lost a lot of games we might have won. "This is everybody's slump. I'd say everybody better darn soon wake up. Not one, two or three PHILS BLANK CUBU TO 0 Gomez's Shutout Snaps 8-Game Losing Streak Chicago, May 21 iff) The Philadelphia Phillies snapped an eight game losing streak today in a 3-0 conquest of the Chicago Cubs. Three sacrifice flies drove in all the Phillies runs. Ruben Gomez limited the" Cubs to four hits to earn his first victory of the season. The ;0'ut was the Cubs second of the season. Cincinnati's Joe Nuxhafl whitewashed them just a week ago today for a 2-0 triumph. The Phillies pushed over two runs in the eighth to tag Robert Anderson with his third loss among five decisions. PHILADELPHIA CHICAGO ab r h rbl Ashb'n.cl 3 0 0 1 Fern'i.ss 4 0 10 Bo'chee.lb 4 0 10 Post.rf . 4 110 H.And'n.lf 3 0 0 0 .Iones.3b 3 111 G An'n.2b 4 110 HfRan.c 2 0 11 Gomez. p 2 0 10 ab r h rbl T.Tay'r,2b 4 0 10 Dark, 3b 2 0 0 0 3Marshall 10 0 0 Ranks, ss. 4 0 0 0 Moryn.lf. 3 0 10 Long. lb 3 0 10 Tho son.cf 3 0 0 0 Walls. rf .2 0 0 0 INoren.rf 1 6 0 0 S.Tayl'r.c 3 0 10 R And'n.D 2 0 0 0 2Altman .10 0 0 Buzhardt.p 0 0 0 0 Totals 29 3 7 3 Totals 29 0 4 0 lPopDed out for Walls In eighth 2Struck out for R. Anderson In eighth 3Flled out for Dark In ninth. Philadelphia 00000002 13 Chlcano 00000000 00 Errors 8. Tavlor. Putouli and as-lt, Philadelphia. 27-11: Chicaao 27-11. Double plays Gomes. Fernandez and Bouchee; Jones. G. Anderson and Bouchee. Left on base Philadelphia. 4 Chicago. 3. Two-base hits G. Ander son. Three-bs hits Post. StolPn base Fernandez, Sacrifice Gomel Sacrifice Ily Henan, Ashburn, Jones. Ip H R Er Bb.So Gomei fW.. 1-2) 9 4 0 0 1 3 R Anderson (L.. 2-3).. 8 5 2 2 0 4 Burhardt 12 1110 Umpires Jackowskl, Crawford. Del- more. Barllclc. Time 1.51. Attend ance 3,725l Hungarian Cagers Romp Istanbul, May 21 iff) Hungary crushed Iran, 109-48, and Poland defeated Finland, 72-57, in the first round of the eleventh European and Mediterranean basketball championships today. Russia is the defending champion. don't like it," Sievers said. "I'm worried." The outfielder-first baseman has been unable to play, other than as an occasional pinch hitter, in 19 of Washington's 37 games. He is batting .247, with only two home runs. May Get Into Game Trainer George Lentz said Sie vers may get into the Senators game at Boston tomorrow night but Sievers isn't convinced. Last week, he said, the shoulder pained once in a while when he threw the ball but not when he swung a bat. Now it hurts to swing. A serious shoulder injury at most ended Sievers s baseball career in 1951, two years after he was named American League rookie of the year for his per formance with the old St. Louis Browns. He came back gradually to become one of the league most respected hitters. As Baffled American Lcasuc Scores Of Yesterday Orioles not scheduled. Boston, 5; Kansas City. 0. (Only game scheduled.) Where They Play Today Orioles vs. New York" at Stadium (8.05 P.M.) Wilhclm (5-0) vs. Turley (3-4). Detroit at Cleveland (night) Foytack (1-5) vs. Bell (3-2). Chicago at Kansas City (night) Shaw (3-0) vs. Grim (4-3). Washington at Boston (night) Pascual (3-3) vs. Delock (4-1). Standings Of The Clubs W. L. Pct.G.B Cleveland 21 11 .656 .., Chicago 22 13 .629 ,i ORIOLES 20 15 .571 2'.j Kansas City . ... 15 17 .467 6 Washington 17 20 .459 6z Boston 14 19 .424 714 Detroit 13 20 .394 8'4 New York 12 19 .387 8' 4 guys are responsible for- this. The whole club is to blame. "We're not used to losing like this. But don't ask me why we're in eighth place. I guess we're there because we deserve to be McCarthy, 72, Advises Stengel: 'Sit And Wait' Buffalo, N.Y., May 21 m If Marse Joe McCarthy was man (Continued, Page 22, Column 2) RED SOX WIN' FROM A'S, 5-0 Gernert, Busby And Jensen Rap Homers In Victory Boston, May 21 W1 Boston turned to the home run power of Jim Busby, Jackie Jensen and Dick Gernert today for a spirit lifting 5-0 victory today over the Kansas C:ly Athletics, Righthander Tom Brewer, both ered by a sore pitching hand needed relief from Leftv Leo Kicly in the eighth as the slump' ing Red Sox revived for their see ond triumph in the last nine starts, Jensen Hits Tenth Homer A sparse Fenway Park galh ering of 2,572 saw Busby hit his lirst homer and Jensen his tenth both with the bases empty. Gernert, Boston's forgotten man who has lifted his batting aver age to .321 despite the team's ill fortune, socked a three-run drive into the left field screen in the eighth inning off reliever Dick Tomanek after Frank Malzone walked and Jensen singled The blow was Gernert's fifth homer of the season, and coupled with an earlier single, raised his average seven points from .314. Hit On Pitching Hand Brewer, who was credited with his second victory against three setbacks, appeared headed for a shutout of his own but weakened as the result of a stinging blow he received on his pitching hand in the lourth. With one out, Ray Boone hit ash which caromed off Brew er's hand into left field for single. Brewer, got Roger Maris to hit into a force play and Jensen made a tough catch off Bob Cerv in right field running into the wall. The after - effects of the hand incident, however, got Brewer nto two jams and when it looked like a third was developing, Kiely was summoned. Leo allowed one single in 1 2-3 innings. KANSAS CITY BOSTON ab r h rbl ab r h rbi Tuttle.cf 3 0 0 0 Busby.cf 4 111 D Wll's,3b 4 0 10 Runnels, 3b 3 0 0 0 Boone. lb. 3 0 10 T.Will's. If 4 0 10 Maris. rl 4 0 0 0 GeiBer.lt .0 0 0 0 Cerv. If .. 4 0 0 0 Mal ne,3b 3 10 0 Lopez. 2b. 4 0 2 0 Jensen, rf 3 2 2 1 House.c. 3 0 2 0 Gernert, lb 4 12 3 3Chiti. . . 1 0 0 0 Daley.c . 4 0 0 0 DcMne'l.sS 2 0 10 Biuldin.ss. 4 0 3 0 lWard , 10 10 Brewer. p. 2 0 0 0 Carroll. ss 1 0 0 0 Kiely. p.. . 10 0 0 Garver.p. 2 0 10 2Herzo .0 0 0 0 Tom'ek.D 0 0 0 0 Totals. 32 0 9 0 Totals 32 5 9 5 lSmeled for D-map."-tr! in sevent 2Wi!kfri for linrvpr in stvpnl 3Grounried into double play for Houv in ninth. Kansas City .. 00000000 0 0 Boston IUU001UJ x I Errors D. Williams. Putr.ut. assists Kansas Citv 24-9. Boston 27-16. Double uIrvs Buddin. Runnels and Gernert D. Williams. Loner, and Boone. Left on bases Kansas Cily 8, Boston V. iwo bae hits Buddin. D. Williams, Horn' runs Busby. Jensen. Gernert. faacn flee Brewer. IP H R Er Bb S Gsrvpe (I.. 3.21 fi fi 2 2 1 Tomanek ..... 2 3 3 3 2 1 Brpitfr W. 2-3 . Ti H I) 0 J Kiely . lJa 1 0 0 0 1 ley, Tabacchl, Paparella. Time 2.0d Passed hall House. umD res Mil Attendance 2.57-'. Paret-Sawyer Bout Set New York, May 21 Denny Paret, of Cuba, and Rudy Sawyer of New Yoik, today signed for a middleweight 10 rounder at St Nicholas Arena June 1. DIDI1G CD I Bony 10 RED 1 VilhelmTo Face Turley In Opener Of Four-Game Series By LOU HATTER The "going-no-place" Yankees, baseball's greatest enigma 'In years, invade Memorial Stadium tonight to engage the Orioles In le opening match of a four-game eekend series that may to some degree resolve awo puzzling iddles. The first question: Is New York's dizzy tailspin into the American League basement for he first time since 1940 an optical lusion, soon to be corrected? Second: Is Baltimore's first di- ision romance of the last month a passing flirtation, or is it the real thing? Wilhelm To Pilch Manager Paul Richards plans to answer the Oriole skeptics by throwing the Flock's winningest pitcher, Hoyt Wilhelm (5-0). gainst the. slump-mired World Champions in this evening's 8.05 P.M. inaugural Casey Stengel, the patient but frustrated Yankee boss, will counter with his No. 1 right hander, ex-Bird Bob Turley, owner of a 3-4 record. Yesterday was an open date for the third-place Block and the in credulous Bronz Bombers, whose 'bombs" lately have been little more than duds. The vacation was welcomed on both sides. The Oriole front office did effect one item of business, hardly un- xpected. General Manager Lee MacPhail announced last night that the veteran, Bobby Avila, has been sold to the Boston Red Sox. Shifted To Right Field Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but if the Birds re ceived a cash settlement even approximating the $20,000 waiver price, MacPhail rates nomination for a 1959 ' baseball business 'Oscar." The 32-year-old Avila, acquired from Cleveland last December 2 for $20,000 and Russ Heman, a Baltimore farm system pitcher, failed to measure up to pre-season expectations. Shifted to right field in a Rich ards experiment when it became apparent he has lost his onetime infield skills, Avila showed little at that spot to justify his retention. His bat mark for 20 games was an anemic .170 eight hits, all singles, for 47 at bats and not a run batted in. Departure of Avila, who re-' ported a month late for spring training while pondering retire ment from baseball, reduces the Oriole roster to 24 active players-one beneath the major league maximum. Zuverink May Come Back This, at once, leads to specula tion that Pitcher George Zuverink, his sore right arm now healed, soon will be restored to the Birds' overtaxed bullpen corps from the disabled list, where he has reposed since April 9. One other possibility suggests itself: The Orioles, who have committed the alarming total of 42 errors in 35 games and been guilty of additional defensive shortcom ings, may be contemplating the recall of Brooks Robinson, the sure-handed 21-year-old third base (Continued, Page 22, Column 4) National League Scores Of Yesterday Pittsburgh. 7; St. Louis, 2. Philadelphia, 3; Chicago, 0. (Only games scheduled). Where They Play Today Milwaukee at Philadelphia (Night Burdette (6-2) vs. Rob erts 2-2i. San Francisco at Los Angeles (Night) Antonelli (5-2) vs. Drys- dale (3-4). St. Louis at Chicago Blaylock (2-D vs. Hobbie (5-3). Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (Night). Purkey (4-4) vs. Law (3-D. . Standing Of The Clubs W. L. Pet. G.B. Milwaukee 21 11 .656 ... San Francisco.... 19 16 .543 3'a Chicago 20 18 .526 4 Los Angeles 20 18 .526 4 Cincinnati....... 18 17 .514 4'i Pittsburgh 16 13 .471 2 St. Louis 14 21 .400 8'i Philadelphia 12 21 .364 9',

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