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r 6 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 19^8 Braves Take Brutal Lacing From Marion, 21-3 MARTZ AND DETERS HIT SIX FOR SIX Gilmon, Peregrine Routed, Leiand, Haas Finish the Sad 9 Innings. Marlon (31) AB R H E Gabrych, ss 4 2 0 0 Berafini, cf 4 3 10 Martz, rf 6 5 6 0 Deters, If 6 5 6 0 Werner, lb 6 2 2 0 Sadowski, 3b 5 0 0 0 Wylupek, 2b 5 3 3 1 Anthony, c 4 10 0 Smith, p 4 0 10 Sengstock, p 2 0 10 Totals 46 21 20 1 Mt. Vernon (8) AB R H E Hazelton, lb 4 12 0 Brown, rf 5 12 0 Santorsa, If 4 0 0 0 Queen, ss 4 0 3 1 Pankovits, c-3b 4 0 0 1 Schlcmmer, 2b 4 0 11 Brand, cf 3 0 10 Adams, 3b-c' 3 0 0 1 Gilman, p 0 0 0 1 Peregrine, p 0 0 0 0 Lelnnd, p 110 0 z-Barry 10 0 0 Haas, p 0 0 0 0 zz-Arnold 10 0 0 Totals 34 3 9 5 z-Bnttcd for Lcland in sixth. zz-Batted for Haas in ninth. Ml. Vernon 000 030 000— 3 Marion 470 042 31x—21 The Illinois State league baseball schedule has five nights to • go. Then the lop four clubs engage in the championship playoffs. As of today, the Mt. Vernon Braves are 2Va games behind third place Marion and one full game to the rear' of the Belleville Stag* who hold fourth spot. The stretch drive is going to be a big order for the Crespi- men. » • • To begin with, the Mt. Vernon club will have i6 recover from a stunning whipping which it took at Marion last niglU. For the Braves debacle last night was a far cry from a victorious drive to the finish line. The No-Names crawled all over the local heroes. Final score was Marion 21, Mt. Vernon 3. • • * The Crespimen wind up the scries at Marion tonight. Tomorrow night they open at Braves Field for the final homc- Btnnd of the season. Marion is here on Thursday and Friday, then Mattoon brings down the curtain on Saturday and Sunday. A sud TalB Ed Gilman started for the Braves last night. He got one man out. Two walks and three hits finished him. Dick Peregrine came in. Three walks and three hUs sent Peregrine to the showers In the second Inning. Three Mt. Vernon errors tossed in here and> there didn't make it any easier on Peregrine as the little righthander was routed. The Braves' third pitcher, Les Loland, finally closed the second Inning. Marion was ahead 11-0. Leiand went three frames, giving up one walk and six hits. Elmer Haas hurled the final three stanzas for Mt. Vernon, walking one and being knicked for eight safeties. Gilrann Is Loser Bill Smith and Kip Sengstock took care of the chucking for the No-Names. Smith worked the first six innings, Sengstock took over in the seventh and finished up. Smith was the winner, Oilman the loser. Mt. Vornon counted Its three runs in the fifth. Brand walked. Adams hit into a doubleplay. Le­ iand walked and. Hazelton walked. Brown tripled to the centerfield fence scoring both rnners, Santorsa walked and ($ueen doubled scoring Brown. Panko­ vits popped out. Detrrs, Martz and Wyliipck The twenty hits made for a hig night for the Marlon stickers Paul Deters and Dick Martz were the formidable guns In the No-Names, attack. Deters had si.x hits, including a homer in the seventh with two men on base. Martz also had six blows, three of his pokes going for two I bases. Bob Wylupek had three hits for Marlon, one a homer In the eighth inning. He also hanged a triple. The Bambino: {THIS KFI? •^'"-^ No. 2-From Pitcher to Outfielder WHAT'LU IT BE. 1 BAPE. PITCH J-^ OR HIT T/^ I'LL Sensation from Beginning Dusting Off the Wrong Guy Pitching Feot Par Excellence An Important Decision A LTHOUGH Babe Rulh became the grcalcst home run ' *• hitler of all time he hit only one homer In 1914 during his first season in organizctl ball. He was loo busy pilch- inf; brilliant hall at the time to worry about hitting. Dividing: his rookie sca.son between Baltimore and Providence in the International League Ruth compiled 22 victories against nine defeats for a percentage of .709, also winning two games nut of three for the Red Sox. Ruth returned to the Red Sox for five more seasons during which time he won 87 games, lost 44 and belted 49 four baggers. In 1915 Ruth helped the Sox win the American League pennant. He pitched 18 victories and hit four home runs. Although the Sox won the WorJd Series from th» Phillies that fall, Ruth's only time at bat in the classic resulted in an unsuccessful pinch liitllnK cfTort. During the next two campaigns Rulh won 23 games e&cb season on the mound and played several games in right field. In 1916 the Bosox again won the American League pennant and World Scries. They repealed In 1918 and between these two years Ruth turned In remarkable pitching feats. His record for pitching 29 consecutive World Series innings without allowing a run (13 innings, 191b, and IK innlpgs, 1918) still stands. It was while playing lor the Red Sox in 1918 that Ed Barrow, manager of the learn, realized the polenlialttics In Ruth's bat. The Babe hit 11 home runs that season and Barrow encouraged Rulh to learn all he could about playing right field. Barrow is one man who knew Ruth better than anybody. He itnows of countless Babe Rulh Incident.s. There was the lime in Ihc 1918 World Scries against Ihe Chicago Cutis when Rulh, who had a poor memory for names and faces, was warned about Leslie Mann, a good hitler. Barrow advised Rulh to pilch close to Mann to back him away from Ihc plate. Rulh agreed with the strategy. In the first inning the Babe let Hy at the batter's head. Ruth came back to the bench all smiles, expecting to be congratulated for following carefully laid plans. "Why you silly-so-and-so," shouted Barrow. "That wasn't Mann you dusted. That was Max Flack." The following season Ruth .vaw action in 130 gamec, most of Ibcm in the outfield, and cracked 29 homes runs for a new major league record. Barrow refuses to accept the credit for Ruth's conversion from a star pitcher to an outfielder who made few mistakes. "You didn't have to leach him anything," Barrow once .said. "He could do everything by inslincl on the ball field. "I called him in one day In 1919 and asked him what he would rather do—pilch or play the outSeld. '"Well, I guess I can't do both.' replied Rulh. 'Well, then, I'll play the outfield.'" AP NEWSFEATURF.S RESUME SOFTBALL PLAY AT MT.V. CITY PARK TONIGHT TONIGHT Stove Co. vs. Sh <ie Co. Car Co. V.S. Aulo-Llfe. Mt. Vornon softball for 1948 was near the end of the trail today—-with only five games loft in league play. Two garnes arc scheduled to he played tonight and a triple hill will wind up the season's league play Thursday night. Tonight the Stove Co. will pltiy i the Shoe Co. and the Car Co. I will moot tho Auto-Litcs. I 3 On Thursday The Amvots will nlay the V.F.W. at 6:30 p. m. Thursday in the first game of a triple program. The Auto-Litcs and Stnvn Co. will meet in the second gamn an dthe Car Co. and Shoe Co. in the finale. The playoffs for the city championship in the Men's and girls' leagues will get under way next week. Nine Offies Signed Up For Friday Races Red Hamilton, Winner at Belleville Last Night, Enters Here. MINOR »'O.vijui; L IVt. GB W. Frankfort 80 .!.") Mattoon 73 41 .MO fi'i Marion .'52 62 .l.'iG 27<i Belleville 50 63 .'112 20 l\tt. Vernon .. 49 64 AM 30 Centralift 38 77 .330 42 West Frankfort 8 13 3 Matoon 21 22 1 McGovorn, Porreca (2), Con- lini (3), Adzick (6) and Weaver; Hawley and Farkas. Belleville ...'ZZZZ. 8 9 3 Centralia 10 8 1 Haley and Howson; Rolhrock and Scanlon. Mt. Vornon 000 030 000 ^ 3 9 r, Marion 470 042 31x -21 20 ] Gilman, Peregrine (1., Loland (2). Haas (6) and Pankovits, Adams (3). TONIGHT SCHEDULE Mt. Vernon at Marion. Belleville at Centralia. Frankfort at Mattoon. Babe Helped Cub Reporter Get a Start Held Up Game for 15 Minutes to Give Grimsley An Interview. Fights Last Night HARFORD, Conn.--Willle Pep. 127, Hartford, outixilntod Teddy Davis, 129, Brooklyn (10 none- tltlel. BROOKLYN- Johnny llaynrs. 211, Los Angeles, knocked out Lee Q. Murray, 22, New York (2); Roland I-,n Starza, 18(), Now York, knocked out Teddy George, 181, Athens, Greece (2). COLUMBUS. O. Olin Rooves, 185, Columbus, oulpolnlod Arluro Godcv, 200, Chile (10). Nine Offy drivers last night signed up for the Friday midget auto races at the King City Speedway. Their entries were taken by .Tohn Allen Koons, new manager of the speedway oval, at a race program in Belleville in which Rofl llnmillon copped the honors. Rod, long n favorite with lo(;al speed fans, heads the list of Offy drivers scherluled to appear here Frirlay, starting at 8 p. m. Oifonhau.scr drivers .signed last night by Koons were: Red Hamilton, Decatur. Shorty Burns, Ned Slnormakor, Rvissrl Vox, Joe Bulanx of St. Lnuis. Dick Word of Houston. Tex, Vito Cnlia of Kansas City. Orvillo Martin of Belleville, Jerry Kemp of Cnpe Girardeau, fn addition Bud Hoppe and Jack Ross of St. Loui.s and lions- ton will comnctp against the Offenhauser drivers with their s(uipcd-up Ford V-8. sixty HP job. Bump Elliott Is Benched For Injured Knee CHICAGO, Aug. TR . The Collego All-Stars, with a captain bonch-hound by injury, tonight will cavort in Manmiolh Soldier Field in a di'css rehearsal for Friday nlRhl's clash with the cliampion Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League. The Co|lp£;i ,Tns yesterday el^'.-t- od halfb.ack Bump Elliott of Michigan as their leader in the loth annual spectacle which will pack some 1000,000 fans Into the lake front stadium. Elliott's mates made him captain, knowing that the brilliant Wolverine .s\iffered a twisted knee In last Saturday's intra- squad game at Dyche Stadium and may .see little or no action against the Cards. At the .same time, Michigan Coacli Bonny Oosterbaan delegated Honry Fonde, Elliott's understudy on the Wolverines' Big Nine and Rose Bowl title squad last year, to replace Rump on the All-Star squad. If Elliott Is unable to play— or when he Is out of the game— the All-.Stars' field captains will be Notre Dame's Johtuiy Lujack or Michigan's Howard Yerges, quarterbacks res|x^ctively for the Truman Lauds Clark Griffith By Aisoclatfd Prtti WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. President Truman called Clark Griffith "Washington's great citizen" as lie joined thousands of fan,s la.st night in honoring the Senator's veteran owner. Mr. Truman and a host of capital notables watched the New York Yankees spoil an otherwise red letter day in Griffith's long baseball career-—his first special "day" The President told the crowd packinE Griffith Stadium that their 78-year-old club owner is "a shining example of what this country can produce." But the Senators thcm.solves couldn't produce enough runs and the New Yorkers won, 8 to L STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Til. GB Boston 63 47 ,573 Brooklyn 39 17 ,.5,"i7 2 St, Louis 59 50 ,.541 3'i Pittsburgh 54 .50 .519 6 New York 34 .5.-? .,505 7 4 Philadelphia .52 57 .177 104 Cincinnati 47 63 .127 16 Chicago 44 65 .404 IS'i AMERICAN LEAGUE W L I 'ct. GB Cleveland 68 12 .618 Philndelphia 6S 15 „595 2 Boston 65 .54 „591 3 Now York 62 46 ,.574 5 Detroit ,53 ,55 .491 14 WashuiRton 44 66 ,400 24 St. Louis 43 65 ,398 24 ChicaRO .36 74 ,327 32 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE I AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Washington. SI . Louis at Clovoland. Chicago ni Dotroil. Philadolphia at Roslon. Brooklyn at Pliiladolphia. Boston at .New York, I'illsliurgli at ('hifiiKo, Cmciruiati at St, Louis. Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston K), New York 2, Cleveland 8, St. Louis 0. Brooklyn 10, Philadolphia 1. Now York 8, Washington 1. Chicago 1, .St, Louis 2. Detroit 6, Chic-ai^o 4, Pittsburgh 4, (.'incinnali 3. Phila, at Boston, ix)st. rain. Tomorrow's Schedule NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati at ,Si. Louis. PitlslHirgh at Cliioauo. Boston at Now York Only games schcduicd AMERICAN LEAGUE Now York at W.ishiiiKton. PhiladolpliJM ;i| Po.ion, Unli t;anu>!, sohetlulcd. CHICAGO HITS ST. LOUIS IN MT. VERNON TONIGHT By WILL GRIMSLEY NEW YORK, Aug. 18.—The Babe was a big man with a big wallop but there arc thousands who will remember him more for the little things he did along the way. A fine gesture here and there. A lift for the little guy. Such as the time ho held up an exhibition game 15 minutes while he accommodated a fled- ling reporter on his first major assignment— The date was Ap#il 4. 1933. The world champion Yankees were swinging north after breaking spring camp. Mar.se Joe McCarthy brought them into Nashville, Tenn., with a flourish. Babe Ruth's best playing days wore behind liim but his was still the magic name of baseball. The youngster was told to get an interview with the Bambino— a personality piece, find out what the Babe eats, lliinks, likes. The hotel said, no, Mr, Ruth isn't in. At another hotel, they hadn't seen him. Not around, said Lefty Gomez, through a half oj^enod door. Keep looking-you'll find him, encouragingly said .McCarthy. • • • BUT AFTER FOUR HOURS, no Ruth. The youngster, exhaust-j cd, set up vigil at the ball park, .Shortly hei'ore same time, a ta.\i screeched up. The big man lumbered out. He was in uniform, stocking-fooled, carrying his spiked shoes in his hand. 'Mr. Ruth," the l)oy said hesitantly, "I'd like to ask you a few, (luoslions." ! "Shoot, kid." the Babe said i pleasantly. He took a comfortable leaning position on the rail. * * * THE BABE SAIO HE DIDN'T think the three per cent beer., .just legalized, would affect the game any. In fact, he liked a bit of the foam himself occas.onally. His favorite movie actor was George Bancroft and his favorite actress, Janet Gaynor. Favorite pastime? Why, hunting—rather shoot birds in the air than on the links. The questions seem sophomoric almost 16 years later. But they only went to magnify the tremendous patience and consideration of the Y'ankee hero. The biggest thrdl? The home run hit into the centerfield bleachers at Wrigley Field in the world series the year before. Fa\'orite dish, quail. 'Hoy Babe, come on. It's time to start," his mates yelled from the field. The Bambino gave a 'g'wan" gesture and said; "Okay, kid, anything else?" • • • TIIEUE WERE MORE QUESTIONS. The Babe under heavy pressure from the field and from the fans, appeared in no rush. No, ho said, he didn't believe any present-day player would beat his home nm record, not even Jimmy Foxx, Best pitchers? Lefty Gomez and Lel'ty Grove, "Step on it, Bai^e," they barked from below. The Yankees should repeat, the Bambino continued quietly under the inexpert prodding, Washington should bo the lougliest opiwsi- tion but that now manager, Joe Cronin, was mighty young. Then it was over 'the written questions wore exhausted. "Thanks, Mr. Ruth," the young man said. "Any time, kid," tlio Babe answered. Me picked his way carefully down the rows of seats to the field. * • « IT WAS A LITTLE THING, perhaps, but it made a lasting impression on the boy who got his interview. And it happened .iust like that. I stdl have the clipping. You see, it was my first by-line. It will be Chicago vs. St. Louis at the Mt. Vernon ball park tonight. Game time is 8 p.m. Manager Quincy Trouppe brings his 22-man squad of Chicago American Giants, members of the Negro American League, to Braves Field to hit the St. Louis Braves, top-f)jght professional Negro club which depends largely on pitching ace "Doc" Brackens, The Giants are currently returning from a trip through the east where they played league series in Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, Brooklyn, Atlantic City and Newark. Lineup for the Giants; Carter 3b, Gerard If, Pendleton ss, Trouppe c, Miles rf, Williams lb. Hill cf, McNeal 2b—nine pitchers are listed on the Chicago rosier. For the Braves: Wilson If, Moore cf, Chism rf. Chism 3b, Howard lb, Logan 2b, Hill ss. Palm c. Brackens p. Chicago Cubs Know How To Handle Cards Turn Back St. Louis, 4-2, Despite Stan Musial's 30th Horner. Cut Amateur Golf Field To 210 In Trials Pare Original List of 1,230 Players at 32 Sectional Centers. CHICAGO, Aug. 18.- If the Chicago Cubs could handle other National League clubs as authoritatively as they do the formidable St. Louis Cardinals, they wouldn't be languishing in the loop cellar by two and a half games. The Bruins moved Into a two- same set with the Pittsburgh Pirates today in the wake of a snappy five-hitter with which Johnny Schmitz set down the third-place Cardinals, 4-2, yesterday. That gave the Cubs an 8 to 6 edge over the Red Birds for the -season, and a wjde 6 to 2 margin at Wrigley Field where "Gallagher's Shany," a green canopy in the centerfield bleachers to help hitting had little bearing yesterday under clouded skies. The cniicago White Sox today faced the Tigers at Detroit again after losing 6-4 to the Bengals last night. The .setback was the 74th against 36 wins for the cellar-mired Pale Hose. The Cubs called upon Russ Meyer (9-8) to hurl against Pittsburgh's Bob Chesnes t8-3). At Detroit, the Sox nominated Randy Gumpert (1-2) to face Tiger ace, Hal Newhouser, (15- 8i. Stan 's SOth Homer The only two Cardinal runs off Schmitz yesterday was on Stan Masial's 30th homer and a circuit wallop by Don Lang. Emil N'erban's double-play mastery helped Schmitz. Verban was the pivot man on two twin killings. .Since Emil arrived from the Phils, the Cubs had 16 double plays and Verban has been in on 14. The Cubs collected only six hits, but .starter George Mungor of the Cards corked his o w n goose with his wildness. Before he was knocked out in {he fourth, Mimger walked five and hit one batsman NEW YORK, Aug. I?. — An original record entry list of 1,230 for the national amateur golf tournament will be cut to 210 with sectional trials today at 32 centers. The championship will be •on- tested at Momnhis country club Aug. 30 through Sept. 4. Five players qualified yesterday at Denver in tryouts that saw Michael Ferentz, the national public links champion from Long Beach, Calif., fail to make the grade. Ferentz and the three other publinx semifinalists, normally ineligible, were given special invitations to compete. The trials will, produce 201 players to vie with nine men exempt because they have won the U. S. or British amateur crowns. Robert (Skoo' Riegel of Upix?r Darby, Pa., will defend his championship. The sectional centers and places allotted: Phoenix 3; Los Angeles 9; San Francisco 6; Miami, Fla., 10; Atlanta 10; Honolulu 2; Chicago 12; New Orleans 4; Baltimore 4; Bos- '4; Detroit 8; Minneapolis 3; Kansas City 7; St. Louis 4; Lincoln, Neb., 4; New York 14; Rochester, N. Y., 3; Charlotte, N. C, 8; Cincinnati- 6; Cleveland 4; Oklahoma City 7; Philadelphia 6; Pittsburgh 3; Memphis 11; Nashville 10; Dallas 11; Houston 9; San Angelo, Texas 4; Richmond, Va., 4; Seattle. Wash,, 2; Spkane, Wash., 2; Huntington, W. Va., 2. Mt. Vernon In State Softie Finals Aug. 22 Fifteen Sectional Champions In Illinois Tourney at Decatur. DECATUR, 111., Aug. 18.—The 1948 Illinois amateur softball association tournament, attracting 15 sectional champions, will be hold here Aug. 22-29. Teams are entered from Peoria, Mt. Vernon, Waverly, Pekin, Gillespie, Champaign, Streator, Alton, Quincy, Danville, Springfield, Rock Island, Rockford, Jacksonville and Decatur. The women's phase of the tom-- ney will begin Aug. 27, with championship games for both the men and gals .scheduled Aug. 29. F'eminine entries are from Peoria, West Frankfort. Springfield, Jack.sonville, Charleston and Decatur, Editor's Note-The Mt. Vernon Amvets will play their first tournament game at 1:00 p, m. Suiiday against the winner of the Peoria sectional, which is still in progress. T and single wing formations Ciiaoh Frank Leahy lias coupled ' for I ho ColloKiato attack. ; Tonight's All-Star drill will ho ' biirrod to s|>oolalors ,<ind will hoi limited to sii;nal drill and light ^ individual workouts, i Joe is Back ... BY POPULAR DEMAND! >^JOE SCHERMER and* * His BANJO and TRIO * HAROLD'S COCKTAIL LOUNGE NORTH SIDE OF SQUARE HENRICH SMASHES 4TH GRAND SLAM Of YEAR "Old Reliable''^ Yankee Joins Charmed List of Only Fire Other Players who Have Hit Four Home Runs in Season with Bases Loaded. Indians Pull into Two-Game Lead Over Athletics. Tommy Henrich, "Mr, Old Reliable" of the New York Yankees, earned a space in the little red book of baseball today by smashing his fourth grand slam home run of the season. Only five other players have hit four bases-loaded wallops during one campaign. They were Frank Schulte, Chicago Cubs, 1911; theone and only Babe Ruth, Boston Red Sox, 1919; Lou Gehrig, Yankees, 1934; Rudy York, Detroit Tigers, 1938; and Vince DiMaggio, Philadelphia Phils, 1945. * * • Henrlch's fourth last night helped the Yankees defeat the Washington' Senators, 8-1, at Griffith Stadium. • * * The blow came in the third inning off lanky Sid Hudson and paved the way for young Bob Porterficld's first major'league victory. The recruit from Newark making his third big league start would have had a shutout but for Sherry Robertson's home run in the eighth. The Yankee victory put a dent in ceremonies honoring Washington owner Clark Griffith. Among the dignitaries and capitol officials present was President Truman, who sat through the entire game. Despite the triumph, the Yankees remained in fourth 'place, five full games back of the league leading Cleveland Indians. Cleveland defeated the Browns, 8-0, in St. Louis. Lefty Gene Bearden pitched the Indians to their sixth straight triumph, holding the Browns hitless until the fifth inning and allowing only four hits the rest of the way. The Indians blasted starter Bill Kennedy, a former Indian, from the mound with six runs in the fifth. * • • The triumph put the Indians two full games ahead of the second place Philadelphia Athletics and three above Boston. The latter two teams were rained out after the A's had taken a 2-0 lead In only an Inning and a half of play. • • • Rookie Ted Gray won his third straight "ame in as many starts as the Detroit Tigers staved oft a late Chicago rally to turn back the White Sox, 6-4. Gray needed help from Virgil Trucks and Stubby Overmire when the White Sox rose up for three runs. The Boston Braves held their two-game edge on the Brooklvn Dodgers in the tight National League race, scalping the New York Giant.s at the Polo Grounds, 10-2. Big Bill Voiselle tamed his foiiner teammates with six hits for his fourth victory over the Giants this year. Both Giant runs came on home runs. Johnny Mize cracked his 28th in the fourth inning and Sid Gordon got his 23rd two frames later. Clint Conalsor and Bob Elliott also homered for the Braves. Rookie Carl Erskine registered his fifth straight pitching triumph, holding the Philadelphia Phils to eight hits as his Brooklyn mates backed him with 14 for an easy 10-1 victory. The Dodgers also took advantage of Docusen Faces Burton Tonight CHICAGO, Aug. 18.—Bernard Docusen of New Orleans, ranking welterweight contender, faces Gene Burton of New York in a ten-round "rubber" bout at Co- f miskey park tonight. They tangled twice previously, Burton winning at Los Angeles last December and Docusen revenging the second setback of his impi'cssivc career at Madison Square Garden in February. Docusen has won 44 fights, been held to four draws and lost only to Eddie Lee, Burton, and Robinson in 51 professional starts. The defeat hy Lee was only the fourth start for the 21-J| year-old Docusen. : Burton has won 36 and boxed six draws in 50 battles. Yesterday's Stars BATTING TOMMY HENRICH, Yankees —Smashed a grand slam home run, hi.s fourth of the season, to lead the Yankees to sn 8-1 triumph over the Wa.shington Senators. PITCHING GENE BEARDEN, Indians- Hurled a four-hit shutout, his fourth of the year, as the Cleveland Indians defeated the St. Louis Browns S-0. .seven Philly errors and ran wild on the ba -i ^cs, • • * Gene Hermanskl paced the Dodgers at bat with three hits and three runs scored. • • • In the only afternoon contest of the day, Johnny Schmitz pitched the Chicago Cubs for a 4-2 victory over the third place St. Louis Cardinals, Home runs by Stan Musial and Don Lang accounted for the Rcdhirds' runs. It was Musial's No. .30. Phil Cavarrctta, with a pair of hits and as many runs, was the big stickman for the Cubs. Tlie defeat dropped the Cards three and a half games behind the Braves and one and a half below the Dodgers. Ralph Kinor unloaded his 31st homo run asainsl the left field bleachers with two out in the last half ol llio nintli to give the Pittsburgh Pii'atos a 4-3 victory over the Cincitmati Reds. Lanky Kwcll Blackwell was charged with his ninth defeat. Little Vic Lombard! gave up six hits for his sixth triumph. I, iBIended Splendid • JOHN A. KOONS GRAND RE-OPENING FRIDAY NIGHT! .^-..^ AUGUST 20 KING CITY SPEEDWAYS A THRU I C A ^u...^ ^ .'."•^ BASEBALL TONIGHT BRAVES FIELD CHICAGO AMERICAN GIANTS Member Negro League VS. ST. LOUIS BRAVES Colored Pros. Game Time—8:00 ADMISSION—Reserved Chairs $1.00— Gen. Adm.—60c; Children—30c #BUS SERVICE TO AND FROM PARK •

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