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IWoU Vic Wertz s Big Bat Keeps Detroit Tigers in 1st Place By JOK KKU III.KK 1 Associated 1're.ss Sports WfHrr '• The sensational slickwork of Vic Warty, is keeping the Deli-oil Tigers on top in the pulse-pounding American League pennant race. If Wertz hadn't picked this week to goon a .7(M batting tear, the Tigers might be deep down in third place today inslead >f leading the field by one full game. ]fi s big bat has personally accounted for four Detroit triumphs in the Tigers' current home stand. Tommy Byrne, an bid Tiger tamer,* found the teat impossible last night. As » result, the southpaw lost his first game of the season to the ••* Tigers, who went to whip the New York Yankee. 1 :, 7-3, \n tlie first of an alt- Important three- °ame series. Werl?. hammer- 1 Atlanta AMMNCS SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION NATIONAL LEAGUE A.MKKICAN LEAtillfc W L Detroit . .. New York . Jleveland . ..,, 00 .... GO .... 60 55 -II 39 34 .... 34 Yesterday's [Results Southern Annotation New Orleans 8, Nashville Atlanta 2. Little Rock l nings) Mobile 4, Chattanooga 3 Memphis C. BirmiiH'hiim •d two home runs Birmingham . (ilrt a sincle and Nashville , ~i drew a walk in Inmphls "*' •*, "t tarn times nt bat, New Orleans . V to drive ill three .Mobile i •—, •, 1 r , ms . The pair of Chattanooga It. v^Ei'/' foiir-lraERcrs Rave Jtllc Rock " VkT W«U *e 200 -pound outfielder seven homers In live consecutive pame.s. That tied a rerorrt set^by B?hc R"Hi In 1921 :>nrt erinal- ih!l.idel]iliin M led by Jim Boltnm'-v of the St. St Lo'iiis 84 Louis Carttinals in WD. Brooklyn 52 Trout Hie Winner Boston 53 Di?zv Trout, a las> mi:ii><e pit<-li- N . CW Y ork :.. 45 ing replacement fnr nilins Art Chicago •*' HouUeman, Uirnrcl in a mister-fill Cincinnati 39 Job in turning back the Yankees , itts)}llrBh 34 with six hits. He was behind only once when he served a two-run homer to Johnny M'ze in the sixth. That gave the Yankees i short-lived 3-2 advantage. The Timers roared back with five runs in their half of the sixth on Wrrlz' second homer and two-run shinies bv Jnhnnv I.ip- Boston on and George Kell. Jlontlcman Washington. came np with a sore side muscle Chicago before he was to pitch. St, Louis Cleveland's third place Indians Philadelphia shot to within a same of second when they defeated Washington. 8-2 Jim Began paced the Tribe's 11-hlt attack with a double, triple »nd home rnn. He battered in four runs. The fourth place Boston Red Sox continued their domination over the St. Louis Browns with a 7-3 victory Mel Parnell went the route lor his eighth triumph. Wall Dropo rapped three hits for the victors, drove In two runs and took over the league's RBI lead with 101. Billy Pierce pitched the Chicago Whlt« Sox to «n easy 8-1 win over Philadelphia. Chico Carrasqllel rookie White Sox shortstop extended his consecutive hitting streak through 20 games with a single and triple. The National League race tight enert when Brooklyn swepl Iwi games from Pittsburgh, 21-12 and 3-1 to close within three and a hal games of the pace setting Phila ilelphla Phils. The Phillies split a :palr with Cincinnati, winning th iopener, 6-4. and losing the second '4-1. The Cardinals regained secoili place, three games off the pace thrashing the Boston Braves. 6-1 The defeat dropped the Braves intc fourth place, one percentage potn behind the Dodgers. Rookie righthander Cloyd Boye snaced six hits for his fourth Car dinal triumph. Boston's Earl Tor- gcson's consecutive hitting streak was snapped at 22 games, F.nnls Homers Del Ennls smashed his fifth homer in six games and drove in two more tallies with a single to pace the Phils to their first game trt- * umph as rookie Bob Miller notched his 10th win. Ewell Blackwell gave the Reds an even break with a four- hitter in the nlRhlcnp. Army bo\md Curt Simmons, who flew In to pitch for Phlladelnhla after getting a special pass from the National Guard, was knocked out In the fourth Inning. He was charged with his sixth defeat. He has won 14. It took the Dodgers five weeks to get their June 24 victory over Pittsburgh In the official records. But they finally did it last night when they concluded the suspended game Pel, .629 .587 .556 .538 .481 .451 .41)7 .34:1 I. •ill 41 40 '41 47 51 M SI Pel. .591; ,508 .565 .504 .4S9 .440 .411 .368 Pet. .0:! 8 .625 .GI2 .5131 .40S .391 .351 .351 Sports Roundup HUGH KUI I.FRTON JR. Ky C.AVI.B TAI.HOT (Tor Hush I'lillrrlun Jr.) NUW YORK, All!!. 2. I/I')—Uncle Mike Jacobs snys thai if Joe Louis can make a comeback, he can. too, id that he expects to he ri','h[. ill there jtiKKling the tickets if Joe fights Eraard Charles in September. Mike explains that when he "retired" because of serious illness a few yr;;rs back he retain, as a sort of afterthought-, a vested interest Curt Simmons is Called To Active Duty with Army RESOUNDING REPRIEVE—Shortly after ueinu asked lo f>o to the minors lor the second time this season. Johnny Mi/c took over at first base, and the cannonading was devastating as (he Yankees won six straight. Here arc lllc swing, eyes, drip an d stance thai enabled BIR John to drive in 11 runs pounding out 13 hits, five of them homers, in 15 times at hat for an as'eiage of .867 through a four- (jarne slrclch. And '.lie 37-year-old Georgia j[iant polishes his bludgeon for a sustained attack By KAI.I'H BKKSTKIN INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa., Aug. 2. (AP)— "Like a lot of guys who are going to linve dreams turn to nightmares, I'll make the best of it," .says young Curt Simmons, the first major league player to trade baseball flannels for Army --- -- +klinki in the current war. The 21-year-old southpaw of th« Philadelphia Phillies was called to active service with the Army yes- Icidny when the War Department activated tils National Guard out-.- 400 Golfers Ready for Rich Tarn O' Shanter CHICAGO, Aug. 2. t — Golf's k Beat Motor in any fl«hls Louis might under- K / J *~ — 7 7 -T ^ A take in his declining years. Mike l^lfct'w / I tV' * v 6 1 10 in- National (,eftxae St. Louis 6, Boston 1 Brooklyn 21-3. Pittsburgh 12-1 Philadelphia 6-1. Cincinnati 4-4 Chicago nt New York rnln. American Lea roe Cleveland 8. Washington 2 Detroit 7, New York 3 Chicago 8. Philadelphia 1 Boston 7, St. Louts 3 Today's Games Southern Association Little Rock at Atlanta Memphis at Birmingham Chnttnnooga nt Mobile Nashville at New Orleans National Lcajoe St. Louis at Boston night Pittsburgh at Brooklyn Chicago al New York 2 Cincinnati at Philadelphia night American Leajjnr New York at Detroit Washington at Cleveland night Boston at St. Louis night Philadelphia at Chicago s:u's he hiis a contract to prove II. The international Boxing Club, xvhich hopes to carve the Louis- Chartcs melon, can't, seem to recall any such contract with the old ticket wizard. A spokesman for Inn cartel .said he was alums L certain no such document existed. "Would you," he was asked, "like to bet that. If Mike say.s he has . a contract, that he doesn't have one? Can you recall Mike having ' made any serious legal fumbles over ; the years?" "Well, no. when you piit it that way," replied the spokesman thought Fully. "All I'll -say is that 1 can't imagine Uncle Mike handling the ticket snle personally—running up and down those steps the way he used to." Oilds Favor ChaMrs In the rare case that somebody wl.she.s to lay a .small bet on Charles' bout with Freddie Beshore in Buffalo AUK- 15, the man-to-inan odds quoted locally are 1-6 thai Ewnrd triumphs. Ray Robinson Is approximately the same odds to beat Charles Fusarl in Jersey City a week from tonight. New York writers traveling with the Yankees report ,in sorrow, that Joe DiMaggio is "sulking like sophomore" because of his recent removal from the clean-up spot in the batting order. Old Jnwn Mbie has been hitting fourth for the champions In most games since July 21. "No one denies this great player the right of his pride," comments Joe Trimble of the News, "hut he i.s carrying things too far when he refuses to talk to the manager, curtly cuts the newspapermen who have been his friends for years and maintains a stony silence toward all but a few of his teammates." C : ty rot in Mof;or Leaders P-v 'Jl'f A^rc-liilcil .Xr" HP! l^iifjm >; Musinl. St. Louts, 'klyn. ;', 75; one »ame Inst. ni"':l t--f-'-> -• M inUiiTiipted a scheduled doublc- hr-H'er at Walker Park. Ark-Mo's KilowiiUrr.s rxnirdcd out an 1 1 -4 victory over ( he Bly- thevi'lf M' tor C'oim>:iny Mnformen n the first game of the scheduled -\vjn bill. The s^t'ond came between ,he J aye ecs and Wnde Lee Cotton Ccrnuany was nun°rl out. Herb Holmes wns the bis man (or he Ki Iowa tiers both on the mound i!!d at the plate. Holmes checked he Mot^rrnm on s'K Mfs r" 1 '' r* h*U >e slamed three consecutive home •mis to lead his team In the hit deportment. A seven-run fifth tnniim frcd the contest for the Kit wafers. The Mo Lor men scored Ihvce runs in the fourth and one in the fifth. Charles crook pitched f'tr the losers and was tagged for nine hits. Runs batted in—Ennis, Philadelphia. 92: Kinrr. Pittsburgh, 79. Hits—RoWn-son, Brooklyn, 123; Mtisial. SI. L/.-ins, 125 Chicks Bounce .?:,r:?f?s Again; s Lose 2-7 P.s THE ASSOCIATED I'KRSS If yen have counted the. Memphis Chicks out of the Southern Association them back Memphis pennant ngnin. whipped race, count Birmingham, Baubles — Mu?Lnl. St. Louis. 32; 6-2. last night for the second .straight Robinson, Hrcnklyn, 31, ! time. That OUR marie it nine vic- TYlpltti — Ashburn, Philadelphia,' 11; Jtthrnc, Boston, 7. HTUC Runs — Kiner, Pitl.sburgh, '1%; F.nni.s, Philadelphia, 23. Crackers TV on Gate Loss ATLANTA. Aug. 2. IVP) — The president of the Atlanta Crackers, whose team has scored only 23 runs In nine games, blnrnes the drop in attendance on television. In fact. Karl Mann .said last night on a television broadcast that un- Ir-*<; ir<ifrr"*-'•»<•»* "<<-Vrrd TD the video contract with WAGA-TV would be cancelled. He said attendance was down 16,000 from that for the same number 01 playitiR dates last year. ^ The first place Crackers are the only Southern Association team lo televise games this season. Sin!en b.'scs — .letliroo, Boston, 27; Snider ami Robin iron, Brooklyn, '. 9 - StrLkeoub!—Spalm, Boston, 132; Simmon.s, Philadelphia, 112. Pitching — Miller, Philadelphia 10-2, 133; Simmon.s Philadelphia, 14-5, .7CO. Anicric:in l.pague :— K^l, Detroit, .352; Dt^by, C!evel:?nd. .3-15. Runs—Stephens. Barton, 87; Dl- Mn^glo. Boston, 82. Runs batted in—Dropo, Boston, 101: Stephens, Bo:ton, 100. Hits— Kell, Detroit, vl3T; Rizznto, New York, 12G. Doubles—Kell, Detroit, 31; Zarilla, Boston 24. Triples — Wood!ing, New York, ! torips in 15 games for the Chicks since July 20—and all those victories have been over ihe Southern's top two teams. In seven games with league lead- wildest money .scramble, the $75.000 Tarn O'Shnntcr e.xtravagan/a, tie- Kins its 10-day run tomorrow with n record fin try of 400 men -and women players. All the game's big shots, with the exception of Ben Hogan, are ready to start the annual stampede for the richest prize list the sport of- fit_the 28th division of Pennsy^,.., vania. Curt will report to Camp AUenbury near Edejisburg, Ind., on or about Sept, I. Simmons got a .-special pass from the Pennsylvania Guard's summer encampment here last nlghl to seek his J5th Rational League victory, against Cincinnati at Philadelphia. In (he second game of a twl-nlght Hut the Reds wouldn't cooperate twin bill they knocked Curt from the box In the fourth inning. Simmons took the kayo In hU typical unruffled fashion. fers - ] "I hope I Hogan has always shunned the | gainst those meet because of its carnival-like; joshed. FHr* to Gam« The youngsters really couldn't be blamed for his Inept pitching last night. lie was on hi? feet from have better luck t- Reds in Korea," h* — j—t—• atmosphere and probably would still remain absent even if he were In shape for the longest golf marathon conceived. Promoter George S. May, the for- tne sound ing of the bugle at 5:18 , mer Bible .salesman, may nr "*"" ing Atlanta, Memphis wen four. Jn eight g n with second place Birmingham. Memphis won five. Nine and a hall games separate Memphis from the top— a long way with only 48 games to play. Atlanta's 2-1 victory over Little Rnnh increased the Cracker lead over Birmingham to four and a half grvmes. Third place Nashville took its and Doerr, Boston, 9. Home runs — Rosen. Cleveland, 2D; Wiliams and Dropo, Boston, 25. Stolen bases—DiMaggio, Boston, 12; Valo, Philadelphia, fi. ' • Strikeouts—Reynolds. New York 102; Lemon, Cleveland. 98- Pltchins Lemon, Cleveland. 16-1, .800; Trout, Detroit, 7-2, .778. prior to playing scheduled one. their regularly Erv Palica allowed only five hits In the regular game. A homer by Pete CastSglionfi deprived him ol a sh\iUut. The .-scheduled game between the New York Giants and Chicago Cubs was postponed by rain. Lloyd's Plan Expansion LONDON —{/Pi— An Insuranci business that started some 350 years ago in a smoky coffee house is lo expand into a big new office building. Lloyd's of London, world famous group of underwriters that will insure almost everything you can mention except your life, is Floyd Considered For A & M Position LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 2. (AP> — The Arkan.siis G;izette said today that John Floyd. Little Rock Junior College basketball coach, will become head bnsketball coach at Texas A. and M. Floyd yesterday was. released from his one-year contract at the Little Rock school. The Gazette said "it was certain I hat the young Oklahoma A and M. graduate Would succeed Marty Karow" and added, "it was understood that Karow would become head baseball coach at Ohio State University." In Texas, officials of Texas A. and M. snid Floyd is being considered for the varsity ba.-kelball coaching job and that a decision would be made at a meeting Thursday. Floyd came to Little Rock Junior College last year from the Wellington, Kans., High. School wheie he coached two years. Ky« Glass Stuff By coincidence, no doubt, Steve O'Neill, the angry manager of the Boston""-Red Sox, Is not the first American League pilot to charge that the Cleveland Indians employe binoculars lo pick off .signals from the Scoreboard in Municipal Stadium. Jack Onslow grumbled about the .same thing last .season when he was with the Chicago White Sox. He had several players on bis roster who had performed for the Indians the previous year, and it was assumed they had blown the whistle. To complete the binocular circuit, this writer seems to recall having heard that the Detroit Tigers discovered the tonic effect of high-po^Yered glasses back in 1940. when they won a. pennant. As the story went, pitcher Tommy Bridges, a mighty hunter In the off-season. Just happened tn toe his rifle's 'scope out to the bullpen one day and was amazed lo that they brought the opposing catcher right lip in his lap. so to Tests Air Raid Sirens JERUSALEM f/P)—Israeli nulh- orities are testing Jerusalem's air id sirens, police clear the streets hen the warning blast goes and cquire all Israelis to remain in- oors until the "all clear" is sound- d. negotiating for a lease on a l>omued out plot across Lime Street from its present building in the financial district. Riirnry Blurs The Dodgers are caught, in switch on Rex Barney, the metr.&rir young man who hurled a no-hi Any ordinary home treated for termites - DO YOU OWN A HOME? 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Hn could have gotten a re- , Rector Dorrinate Lefson AH-Sfar Squad Tl'f. champion Piggott. Junior Legionnaires, winner of the 2B district tournament at Osceola. and Rector dominated .the ntl-tourna- ment selections picked by tournament officials. Four players from PiirgoU and Rector achieved the honor of being sclecirrl as the tournament's outstanding participants. West Memphis, who was dethroned a.s district champs, placed three men. Caraway had three, and Osceola one. The team: catchers—Rlcnnrdson, Pieiiott; Abels. Caraway, Pitchers— Weilman, Pi^gott; Pnrrish. Rector; Stanford, Osceola: Jennings, West Memphis. First base—Floyd. West Memphis: second base — Carpenter. second straight, tumble before another rejuvenated outfit—the New Orleans Pelicans—8-6. Mobile defeated Chattanooga 4-3 in their .second division combat. Bleacherites In Birmingham spent. most of the night ducking as Memphis peppered them with four homers. Pitcher Charlie Cuellar homer- ed in the eighth with a runner o: base. Every Memphis scorer cam across home in the wake of a four- bagger. The Pelicans won No. R in a row but for Paul Pettit the $100,000 bonus pitcher, the story again wns the same. He a Mowed only three hits in seven innings but walked seven VoU and was pulled for a pinch- hitter in . the eighth. Bobby Gauss and Harry Fisher hit homers for may not, be nrounrf to lay'his usual fantastic side bets which have always enlivened proceedings. A warrant for his arrest has been issued by the criminal court. The Tarn O'Shanter president was charged with keeping gambling devices after the club was raided July 4. A truck load of slot machines and some chance wheels were confiscated, May nnd Tarn officials are wanted P.S witnesses before a grand jury investigation. The first phase of the jubilee is the ail-American section, with men pros, men nmnEenrs, women pros and women amateurs, competing for respective championships, Cash awards involved In this traffic jam is $20,000. All IhSs enris next Tuesday, then on Thursday the "world" championships begin with select fields and a jwt of $55.000 for professionals, The fields include the 32 top men pros, eight women pros, eight women amateurs and 16 men amateurs all whacking through 72 holes of medal play. Notional Defense ^jRegulations of Baseball Revived CINCINNATI. AUK. 2. I/ft — Organized baseball's national defense ni., Tuesday morning until he arrived via private plane in Philadelphia and was rushed to Shlb* Park were trainer Frank Welcheo rubbed down the boy's tired mui- cles. How does Curt feel shout thi (juick chain of events that lifted him from a pitcher battling for l penrmnt to a soldier fighting for s country? "Of course It's a tough break but I'll do what thousands of other fellows are going to have to do- pilch in and help get the war over so I can get back to playing bast^fe ball." f- Simmons probably will pitch several more games before he says good bye to his team mates. Fie can obtain passes for night games chore.1 ^hile finishing out the present guard encampment at Indiantown Oap. Afier Unit he'll have to leav« to clean up business affairs before r-.iorliug at Camp Atterbury. "I haven't any business lo clean up with the exception of maybe winning a few more games that might help the Phillies win the pennant. I'll pitch as much as I can before leaving." sorted S75.COO for the spcedballer | West. Memphis; shortstop—Harmon, ess than l\vo months ago. Pig^ott; third base - D. Dennis, r Orleans. At Atlanta. Eilis Clary hit a high fly to score Ebba St. Claire in the 10th Inning to beat the Travelers, Ralph (Country) Brown homered for Atlanta En the ninth to tie the score at 1-1. Ed M arch uut d» wn the Crax In order in all but two of the first eight innings while Harry MacPherson pitched six-hit ball until the ninth when he was relieved by a pincbhitter. Hugh Casey finished and was the winner. —Outstanding backs and rules put through lo protect ball j from 32 states today AH-Star Squads Prep for Game MEMPHIS. Tenn., Aug. 3. (API Caraway; utility — Banks, Rector. Outfield — Gates, Caraway; Sinko, Rector; J. Jordan, Rector and Rocder, Piggott. players called to service in World War II—were back in effect today. 1 Baseball Cntmnis.sioner A. B. Chandler said the rules were revived as of yesterday for major league ball. The original National defense rcguln lions, he explained, were adopted .so players ?oing into the armed forces would keep their .status, not losing any time in baseball during their service. These are two major provisions the reactivated World War II regulation!! contained: 1. any player gn- hig into the armed forces ".shall automatically be placed on the national defense list and .shall not count in the player limits of hi.s club until removed from such national defense service list."; and 2 a player on the list "must be reinstated before be can be unconditionally released." linemen romped .hiough their first workout in preparation for the all-America nigh school football game here Aug. 9. Forty-four gridders were drilled for nearly two hours on fundament!*'^ als by "East" coach Hnrold (Red* Drew, head coach of Alabama; and "We.sl" team mentor. Will Walls of Corpus ChrLsti University. Each squad will have 23 men when they clash in the second annual event, sponsored by the Wigwam Wise men of America, a benevolent sports organization. The "east" won the first event, 12-7, in Corpus Christi. Tex., last year. 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