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Tuesday, June 10, 1952
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fAMC.) JOEWi TOW5DAT JTTKK Dodgers Better Be Careful Else They'll Get 13-Game Lead Again NATIONAL LEAGUE \V L P<;t. OB Brooklyn 35 11 .761 ... New York 30 16 ,652 5 Chicago 29 19 .604 7 St. Louis 24 26 .480 13 Cincinnati 23 26 .469 1314 Philadelphia 10 28 .422 15',2 Boston 10 27 .413 16 Pittsburgh 12 40 .231 26 AMERICAN LEAGUE W t, Pet. GB* Boston 39 20 .532 .. . New York 25 18 .581 1 Cleveland 20 21 .580 \\ Washington 23 22 .511 4 Chicago 26 24 ,510 4 Philadelphia 20 22 .470 '5»' 2 St. Louis 22 28 .440 7»'z Detroit 15 33 ,313 13',i SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Hew Orleans Mobile Chattanooga Atlanta v Ns»hville "' Birmingham Little Memphis W 35 34 33 30 29 27 24 19 .514 .667 .626 .509 .414 YWTERDAY'S RESULTS National League Boston 3 Pittsburgh 1 Brooklyn 6 St. Louis 1 OnJr game* scheduled Barton 8 Detroit 8 Chicago at Washington, postponnd rain. Oalf pamw acheduled. Soalhem Aa«o«l*t!«n Memphis 5, Mobile 2 Nashville 10, Atlanta 3 New Orleans 6, Little Rock 4 (only game* scheduled) . .To«*fht'« Games: Naafeville tit Mobile tanfer gam« scheduled) TODAY'S GAMEi National Leagn« VMtodclphia at Chicago. X«w York at Cincinnati, night. *Mton M Pittsburgh, night. Bmfclyn at St. Louis, night. AMB.ICAX LEAGUl Ml night games: Drtroit ai New York. Bt Loufe at Boston. CMcaeo at Philadelphia.. Cleveland at Washington. Southern Awoctatlon Tonight's games: Mobile at Memphis Atlanta at Nashville New Orleans at Little Rock (only games nchcduled) Bums Have Won Eight Straight,' Only 1 Hurler Has Gone Route By JOB REICIILKK A*soclatrd Press Sporte Writer If the Brooklyn Dodgers are not careful, they may find themselves 13'/2 Ramos in front of the New York Giants on Aug. 11. And is there anybody \vhr> rloosn't know what happened to the poor Brooks after that date last year? alleged basketball fixers whose lawyer snys they are victims o[ crooked athletes. The two — Joseph Bnnintnnrle. 42, and Jack (Zip) West, 39 —• are accused of conspiring to bribe players on the Bradley University and University of Kentucky loams. As testimony In their trial opened yesterday, their la\vyer denied the two were bribers. Instead, said attorney Snnniel Segal, they were approached by "touts" for athletes willing to be bribed. Furthermore, Se^al .said, "conditions of Immorality" existed long before his clients were contacted. He indicated the two merely "seeking Information In order to place bets." But Assistant District Attorney Vincent A. G. O'Connor said he would prove the two were bribers, who approached only players who had shown In the past that they would take bribes. He said he would coll slurs of Inn 946-SO basketball season to prove Even so, manager Charlie Ores- sen of the dauntless Dodgers Is willing to gamble with such a long lead. He agrees that the Giants' unprecedented 1951 rush to the top In ft playoff victory over ( he Brooks was nothing short of a miracle. And miracles just don't happen twice In a row this modern day and age. Currently tile Dodgers are playing a better brand of baseball than they dirl at a corresponding time a year ago. They're playing remarkable .761 bal'l with 35 victories in -16 games. Thay've dropped second western swing. They lead Ihe second place Giants by five Barnes. On May 26. after losing three straight to New York, the Dodgers trailed the GianU by two i ^ and n half games. So they've'• gained seven and a half gimies on their chief rivals in two weeks. Lost night's 6-2 triumph over the Two More Cage Fixers in Court* Duo Accused of Bribing Bradley, Kentucky Players NEW YORK I.1V-A Jury hears more today about (he case of lu-o j just one o? Iholr 10 games"oii'This Turpin Picked To Gain New Crown Tonite LONDON W,>—Almost (o a man London sportfitt-riters backed Randolph Turpin. former world middleweight boxing champion, to lift the British llghthcavywcieht crown Irom the Virow o! Don Cocfcell tonight. Turpin meets the Termer Wack- tmith in a bid for the 175-pound title at London's open air White City stadium. Confident supporters laid 5 to odds on Turpin who stilt holds the British and European middleweight championship. The way most of the 55.0O] fans who will Jampack the arena see it Turpin now is at ths> top of hi form while Cociiell has gone downhill in his recent fights. Randy has won twice since he lost his world middleweight crown to SUE:ar Ray Robln=on last fall in j New York. ; Cockell is expected to enter the ring about 14 pounds heavier than Turpin. Cardinals in St. Louis ran Brooklyn's latest winning streak to ei^ht in n row although only one Brooklyn pitcher—Ben Wade—wa/> able to j;o (he distance. On the other hand, none of the starting pitchers has hccii able to go the route against the Dodgers during that stretch. Boston's Red Sox also solidified their first place hold, opening up a one-game margin over the second place New York Yankees by vanquishing the Detroit Tigers, 0-8. The third plnce Cleveland Indians,.who like the Yankees, were idle, fire n half-game behind. The Indinn.s are the poorest off in the percentage table because they have lost more games than the Red Sox and Yankees. Sox Bounce Bart The Red Sox watched the Tigers twlco go Into the lead on home runs by former Boston sluggers Don Lenhnrcit nnd Walter Dropo. but bounced back each time. The winning 1 run came in the sixth when Johnny Pesky, ex-Red Sox shortstop, committed an error to allow Dom DiMaggio to cross the plate. DlMagglo hfid opened with a single, advanced to second on a sacrifice and raced all the wny homo when Pesky let George Kcll's grounder go through for two-base error. Kell wns the key man In the..nine-man swap between thc-4wrrt]ubs last week. Lenhardt and Dropo batted In all but one of the Tigers' runs. In the only other game In the | majors, Boston's Braves nipped the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2. Rookie Ben Thorpe drove in two Boston runs with a single to hack up Jim Wilson's five-hit pitching. Rookie outfielder Bobby Del ofeco hit his first hip league homer for the Pirntes but it was not enough to save Bob Friend from his seventh deteat, The Dodpers had to come from behind to win. Cloyd Boyer blanked them for six Innings but the Brooks tied the score at' 2-2 in the seventh when Pcewee Reese sinelrci with the bases loadd. Re- liefer Alpha Brazle doused the fire hut pot burned In the eighth when Roy Cfimpanella nnd Carl Fnrillo Enouph milk was proriurrd in the i ^™med tu-o-nm homers. United States in 1951 to fill n river j Thn scheduled night Earn 3.000 miles long. 40 Icct wide, and ] fwnrn Chicago and the Senators in three feet (ieep. i Was'nmston was rained out. Role Willie Mays Played Is Evaluated Amazing Speed, Good Humor Meant a Lot By OAVLE TALBOT NEW YORK (Ft—It woul<l as a m:-.Uer of fact, have b«»n plain remarkable and against all the laws of probability if the New York Giants had not gone into at, least a temporary decline after losing Willie Mays to the Army, The National League champions will be lucky if I it proves only temporary. Some things about baseball are . difficult to explain, and the tre- I rrendous role this Joyous Negro boy the hSgh-pitched voice played in the day-by-day fortunes of the Giants Is one of them. It transcended by a great deal the imporl- nce of his batting and lidding, Hank Sauer is Listed As Most Feared Batsman NEW YORK (AP)—Hank Sauer today is the most feared batter in baseball. Every club in the National League has felt the sting of Sauer's big home run bat. Playing the role of "Cinderella man/' the Chicago Cubs' massive outfielder is leading in batting (.347-, hits (66) and runs batted in (54), as well as in home runs (14). DOUBLE TROUBLE—Hal, left, and Sinn Chnrnofsky study n Yankee handbook after signing wilh tne New York Americans' Binghamton branch. Identical twins, they played shortstop and second base, respectively, for Ihe University of Southern California. They made 56 double plays in 50 garncs the past season. (NBA) Matmen Have Aching Backs After Tussle Aching backR ore the uniform cif the day for huit nErht's wrestling foursome of the weekly American Legion mat progrnm. Pnlnful bark-brcnkrrs nnd brnr hugs were pressed Into use last | night as Henry Hnrrcll nnd Al Gnl- ento scored a tag match victory over Lucky Gilpin nnd Jack Moody. Galento and Barrel] took the first after they took turns smashing Moody across bended knee. Galento finished up on Gilpin with a hack breaker. Moody took things In hand m the se^pnd fall and boar-hugged Galento lind Harrell Into submission In seven minutes. Harrel! nnd Galenic got too rough in the finnl fnlL Galnnto beat Gilpin with slams nnri pins nnd Harrell pinned Moody with a body smother as the crowd gnngeit around the ring and prolcstorl the winners' rough tactics to Referee Don Fields. Galento beat Gilpin in 15 minutes with a back breaker in the first preliminary and Moorty Harrell throvv in --the towel with a powerful hear hug In the other. good as they were. Almost from the day he stopped into the lineup Just over a year ago, fresh from Minneapolis. Willie became a sort of symbol to Leo Durocher's team. Here was a kid so gifted that no one could even guess I at the heights he might scale, and! yet so completely guileless and un-' ?ffcrted and plain filled with the u-ondcr of playing big league ball that he scarcely seemed real. The Giants adopted Willie, and Willie adopted the Giants. The Alabama kid became a sort of mascot, a winning symbol. The veterans of the club laughed when he ran out from under his cap on the bases and ribbed him like a bumpkin in the locker room, but when Willie i Kilowatts, Duro Chrome Produce CSL Victories The Commercial League's Kilowatts made 11 hits good for just that many runs yesterday and came off with an 11-5 Commercial Softball League victory over the Farmers Bank It's an old story, this current success of Hank Sauer, A good minor league hiiter, he failed in several attempts with Cincinnati, He could hit the long ball but wasn't much in the. batting averages. In 1949. the Red^ finally traded him to Chicago, where he continued to pound the ball for distance but never once came close to v the .300 mark—tha accepted gauge of good hitters. This year, however, tor some reason, he's been hitting the long sail and the "short" ball—meaning lots of singles. And it's boosted nis average some 11 points over his lifetime mark of .210. He's re- ninding' Cub fans of their iin- mortal slujger. Hark Wilson. Sauer, who normally hits best at the end of the season, holds an eight-point lead over New York's Whitey Lockman f .3391 in the batting derby. Brooklyn's Jackie Robinson (.333) is a point behind Money Changers. The win moved the Kilowatts Into a first-place tie with the Courier News Dirty Sox. Both teams now have 4-1 records and will face each other Friday. Parrish, Kilowatt hurler. allowed but six hits and chipped in with a single, homer and walk for a perfect two-for-two at the plate. Lewis had a double and single! and Dray had two singles and a I walk tor the Kilowatts. [ The Kilowatts scored four runs j f" the first; on an error, singles by' at bat. However, the Leather Pullers marie three hits and four walks account for six runs in the third. This afternoon, the Leather Puller= will meet the Planters at Malone y Park. Lockman, In third place, wbile Stan Musial, St. Luis. .330, and Frank BaumholtJt. Chicago, .321, batting derby. Brooklyn's Jackie Robinson (.338> Is ft point behind Lockman, in third place, while Stan Musial,,St, Louis. .330, and Fra nk B a umholtz, Chicago, .321, round out the top five. In the American League, Boston's little professor, Dom DIMag- gio, took the lead away from Al Rosen of Cleveland. The younger DiMacige is hitting .343, 10 more points than Rosen. George Kell is the only player close to the two leaders. The Red Sox' third baseman, now hitting in CO7.V Fenway Park, has boosted his average up to a third-place .320. Then, far back, comes Nellie Fox of Chicago, in fourth place with .314. followed by Ed Robinson. Chicago. Mickey Mantle, New York, and Billy Goodman, Boston, nil lied for fifth, with .311. Snead Is Favorite In His Home Town. wasn't around they told you he wasj Bray and Koonce and Perry's dou- blc, Perry later scored on Gray's single. Hall scored the Money Changers' first run when his single wast followed by one by Cox. Jrhn^on doubled to score Arm- Strong in the third and the Bankers picked up two more in the last making cntches out in centerfield and throws 1o the plnte probably nevei excelled, if matched, In the history of the game. "Intangibles* Willie's infectious spirit and the circus support he gave Giants pitchers were more important than the books will ever show in the club's sensational drive to, the flag last year. His batting fell off badly toward the end, but there Hkely would have been, an Insurrection if Duro- on hits by Johnson and Berryhill. Smith was on the hill for the losers. Dorris Back Duro Chrome's Leather Pullers cher had benched him. In the final j servpa notice they will be back in Ufi:se days Willie mourned to one I contention when, with the return of his heroes. Eddie Stanky, "11 of ace hurler Tommy Dorris. they ought to be hittin' more," and Fxi- die told him. "Willie, you Just do the catching and we'll do the hitting." smothered the Money Changers, 10-5, Friday. Dorris didn't allow a hit until the fourth inning when singles by Arm- The paste ring at Phoenix the I strong. Caldwcll, Hogsn and Shanks Giants weer a carefree, confident team,' and the "holler kid" was the ! star of their training sessions. The ! crowds and the other players watched delightedly as Durocher worked him unmercifully and conspired lo beat Willie out of his turns in the batting cage. But Willie loved it. Possibly none of this explains entirely why the Giants figured to suffer an emotional reaction whon Willie left. It might be difficult to understand how the loss of one player can drastically affect, the fortunes of a club so solidly equipped with stars as the Giants. AP anyone knows Is tho t the Giants haven't looked like pennant winners since Willie went away. helped in producing four runs, Singles with men on by J. Roark and Lane paved the way for four runs In Duro Chrome's first time Moose Waltz To 26-8 Win Over Mead's Moose Lodge's Bay Window League team picked up an easy 26-fl win over eMad's yesterday at Little Park. Just five hits served the purpose in pushing eight runs across the .plate in the first inning for the Moose. Rawlings and Lloyd each homered twice for the winners anti Kittsuiy and Sampson got single four-base clouts for the Moose. Lloyd was on the hiU tor the Moose while Childs, helped not a bit by seven errors, absorbed the pounding. Poe, witA three for four. Chiids, with three for five, were hitting stars for Mead's. This afternoon. American United Life and SnIDvitn N'elson will bG holding forth at Little Park diamond. HOT SPRINGS. Va. f/P)—Folks !n this Virginia Valley community flatly predict that this is the year for Samuel Jackson Snead. This is Sam's home town. And pver. the kids here figure the guy with the bright-colored band around hi.s straw hat is going lo win the U S, Open which begins Thursday over the Northwood Club course at Dallas, Texas.-. * Everyone here knows loo well how the top honor in American golf has eluded Snead. And. as usual, many of them will drive to the top of the highest mountain to perfect their radio reception of this year's open and try to root the Slammer homer. Missed In '39 Misadventure has dogged Snead ir previous appearances in the Open. Undoubtedly his biggest | "miss" was the 1933 Open at Spring Mill in Philadelphia. Although ne reeded only a fair score for the fina) nole to win the tournament, lie wound up with an eight and lost. Again, 'the title eluded him in 1947. That was the year Lew Wor- shani caled for a measurement when he was away on the last hole o! the regulation play. Snead and WcrFham ended in a tic, and Sam n 30-inch putt on the final green. lost the 18-hole playoff by muffing Snead could have tied Cary M!d- dlecofl in 1949, but he used a putter just, off the green and took three to get down on the seventy- first hole. > Read Courier News Classified Ads. Pelicans Fly High with Aid Of Memphis B.r The Associated Press Ordinarily Pelicans don't fly very high but the Neu* Orleans variety is perched peacefully on the top rung of the Southern Association ladder. But they can't take aU the credit. At least a portion of It must go to the lowly Chicks from Memphis who played the peart of bear killers last night when they dumped Mobile into second place with a 5-2 victory, New Orleans edged Little Rock 6-4 and Nashville made .it four in a row over Atlanta's slipping Crackers 10-2. Chattanooga and Birmingham were not scheduled. Only one game is on tap tonight, Nashville at Mobile. The Pets triumph over Little Rock enabled them to take the series, four games to one. The $cor» was knotted 4-4 at the end of seven innings when New Orleans scored two runs on a pair of 2-faaggers to lock it up. The Pels slammed into Milo Thompson for four runs in the third but (he Travelers made the count 4-2 in the same frame and tied the score in the seventh. Although icebergs occur throughout, (he year the greatest concentration in the shipping lanc.=. of the Atlantic usually occurs from March through June. Modern domestic turkeys in the United S:a:&& .ire developed from breeds imported into the country by early colcni&ts These breeds were developed ;n<m American wild turkeys shipped to Euiope by the j "•an in rd s. A BETTER AWNING... AT A MASS MARKET PRSCEl NEW LOW COST • STREAMLINED BEAUTY • RUGGED CONSTRUCTION • LEAK PROOF EASY TO INSTALL COOL IN SUMMER PROTECTION IN WINTER I ALUMINUM E AWNING EASIER! SAFER! DESOTO FULL POWER STEERING! Make -- prove amazing DeSoto performance! 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