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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1950 BVYTHEVIM.E (ARK.) COUklER PAGE SEVEX Groth s Bases Loaded Clout is Grim Reminder to Indians By JO*: KE1CHLKK (Associated Press Spoils WrHe A difference of $5,000 once kepi Johnny Gi'oth from wearing a Cleveland uniform Today the Indians would pay thai sum many times over just to get him out of tneir liaiv. Burt Shotton Grimly Declares His Dodgers are Over-Rated By JOF. KKICHI.KR BROOKLYN. Aug. 16. (/1V-'"Tlie tools I've got to work with toda : aren't, as sharp as they were a year ago. 1 Johnny Groin Pittsburgh AMERICAN New York . Since Joining the Detroit Tigirst" two years ago. Groth lias marie a [ career out of bpllinR Cleveland pitching. If the first place Tififrs ': the Indians t'o the wire it can directly to Groth's batting feats a<r:unsl the club that once spurned him. It wasn't Grolh's fault that the Tigers pot no beucr than an even break in'their two pamcs with the Tribe. The young outfielder slammed a home vun in each frame. His circuit clout yesterday came with the bases loaded The ' need anv more to defeat Bob Lemon and the In- dinns, 4-1. • Since the 'western rivals must face each other seven more times this season, the Indians may have ni"re reminders rtf their bUmdcr of 1946. That was the year Cleveland let Groth slip away. Bob Feller, a teammate of Groth's at Great Lakes during the war. had brcmeril Groth back with him ior a trymit. Cleveland bi»wigs liked what they saw, Groth was offered a S2S,000 contract. Just as he was about to sign, Groth's father reminded the boy he had previously promised the Detroit .?lub a chance In match any . offer. The Tigers offered 530,000 so toitri signed with Detroit, ^prnth's grand slammer was al Art Hnutteman needed to Rain his Detroit 15th victory, although he faltered New York in the seventh when he walked the | Cleveland first tiro batters to lace him. Mar-1 Boston . .. lin Stuart took over, [illecl the bases Washington on another pnss. then fanned Larry Chicago . .. Doby and forced Luke Easier to hll Philadelphia Into » double play. St. Louis . .. - Yankees Snlll The New York Yankees split a rlnubleheader with Washinaton to move two percentage points in front of Cleveland in their race for second place. Washington won the opener, 10-5. The Yankees took the second. 9-0. Boston's Red Sox moved within seven games of the top. taking two from the Philadelphia Athletics. 8-3 and 9-4. Philadelphia increased its National League lead over Boston fo six games, defeating the Braves, 9-1. Brooklyn climbed to within .. three percentage points of Boston with ft 1-0 triumph over the New York Giants. Chicago's Cubs tallied t-wice hi the eighth -Inning to dump the Sl,',.- ; Louis Cards, 3-2. Pittsburgh rallied for six runs t in the ninth to ^fltch Cincinnati's .total in Ihe top (fl^the inning and outscored the rteds. 10-9. Ralph Kiner clubbed his 33rd homer for the Burs. Simmons Wins No. 15 Curt Simmons won his 15th frame for Philadelphia, with the help o Jim Konstanty iri the eighth. I was the 53rd relief appearance fo the Phillies' fireman. Preacher Roe bested Larry Jahspn in the pitching duel at the Pol Grounds. The Brooklyn southpaw j gave up five hits in registering his 16th victory. Jansen was touched for only four but an error by Ed Stanky In the second Inning followed by Roy Campanella's single gave the Dodgers their run. The Red Sox double victory was dimmed by an accident lo Walt . Dropo. their sensational rookie first baseman. Dropo suffered a cerebral concussion when "beaned" by Hank Wyse In the first game. X-rays showed no fracture. He Is expected back In the lineup within a few days. The Chicago While Sox and St. Louis Browns were not scheduled Sports Roundup HUGH FWLLERTON JR. By GAYLK TALHOT H'or JluKh f'ullcrlon Jr.) NEW YORK, AUIf. 10. <AP)--Toin Brown Jr., the you"B Sal) Francisco lawyer, didn't want to conic cast, to play tennis this summer, and it required some powerful persuasion by Alritk Man, non-playing captain of the U.S. Davis Cup etorn, to miike him change his mind. Now he nnd Ted Schroedcr, the iaucr another rising young business-man who thinks very strongly that u.unus should come second to makino a living, have been named as the singles specialists on the team which will defend the trophy — + That Is Hurt Shollon's cxplana- against Australia starting a SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION .)V I. I'c I. Atlanta ^ 45 - 6 '- 5 Birmingham 10 52 .574 Nashville 60 54 .501 Memphis 65 57 .533 New Orleans 61 01 .500 Mobile 54 66 .450 Chattanooga 52 n •* 19 Little Rock 39 18 .333 NATIONAL LEAGUE n 1. Pel Philadelphia 68 44 .607 Boston 60 48 .556 Brooklyn 51 46 .553 St. Louis 5B 50 .53 New York 55 51 .510 Chicago 47 60 .430 Cincinnati 46 60 .434 38 10 .352 LEAGUE W L ....88 38 66 43 67 44 64 48 49 58 44 OB ...... 40 70 38 61 I'cU .04! .601 .60 .51 .45 .30 .36 .36 Yesterday's Results Southern Association Atlanta 3, New Orleans 1 ( unings) Memphis 6, Chattanooga 4 Birmingham 6, Mobile 1 Little Rocic at Nashvlle rain National Lefttru* Chicago 3, St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 10. Cincinnati 9 Brooklyn 1, New York 0 Philadelphia 9. Boston 1 for ihe Brooklyn Dodgers' ownhill slide since the opening nnotuhs of the season. Seemingly umvorricd by the criti- ism heaped at him (rom all sides, lie grim, gray-haired inan-affer said ted inan-affer s an overra \ Burt Shotton oday his Brooks were all club. I know lhat I WHS supposed to vin the pennant by 15 Barnes." he said wryly. "I got the youngest, fast- '•st and. best club in the league. I got the power. 1 gol the defense. I not everything. Yea, I know that. I - read the papers, too, you knom." "The trouble is you follows are not ns close tn the situation as I am You fellows rion'l see Ihe things 1 ice. You have to live with someone to get to really know him.' 1 "Race Isn't Over" Does that mean the Dodgers are not ol pennant winning calibre? Has Shottcn given up the ghos'.? Thrown in the towel? "I didn't say ' that," Shotlon countered. "The race isn't over yet and we still have a chance. As good as the next team. However, it isn't as good a club as it was last year when we won by a single game. "For one thing, we doti't have the reserve strength we had n year ago and in our other pennant winning season of 1947. Whereas last year we had such strong reserves as George Shuba, Dick Whitman, Johnny Jorgensen and others, the only ones I can depend upon this eason are Jim Russell and Tommy Brown." Is the bench his biggest disappointment? American League Detroit 4. Cleveland 1 Washington 10-0, New York 5-8 Boston 8-9. Philadelphia 3-4 Only games scheduled "' lodav s Games Southern Association Little Rock at Memphis (2) night Chattanooga at Nashville night Mobile at New Orleans night Birmingham at Atlanta night National League Brooklyn at New York Cincinnati at Chicago 'Pittsburgh at St. Louis night Boston at Philadelphia night American Leatue New York at Washington night Chicago at Detroit night Philadelphia at Boston 2 twi night St. Louis at Cleveland 2 twi night rom Friday. It looks like almost a persona ilfront lo Ihe large body of tour- .sts—who live and breathe lei'.ni' all ' year with a break only i<>: Christinas at home before tlyini! New Orleans for the Sugar Bow tournament. The tennis people. In other wwi! are not lakins care of their own— the boys wlw get in there and .sweat and toil U> keep the game alive rmd the turnstiles clicking through the dull months. There appears to be no future in it any more. Wasn't Ranked In Brown's case, lie wasn't ranked seasonally or nationally last year. He was so busy lawyering that they didn't even list him as "not ranked becau-e of insufficient data." A tennis player can't lall much lower than thai. It i.s not certain that Tom will be used in the singles. Either Gardnar Mulloy or Billy Talbert could replace him if Man wishes to concede the doubles match to the Aus- lies. But. il Brown does get the nod I will be the greatest gamble since Columbus said let 'er go. Tom, on a given day. can be a remarkably fine tennis player—one of he very best. I'e demonstrated Unit back in '46 and '47, when he was runnenu) to Jack Kramer both at Forest Hills and at Wimbledon. But there also arc days when he couldn't lick the national junior champion, and he would be the first lo adm'.l it. His game Is geared to win or lose points in i nnr- Hc doesn't fool around with extended rallies — hasn't the steady 'ground strokes for it even if he were mentally suited to the baseline game. If Tom Ls "on" hi.s game when the challenge round opens, il his blaz- Charles Ready for Louis After Win Over Beshore By MUltllAY KOSK UUFFALO, N. V., Aug. 10. (AP)—Joe Louis' stock rose sharply today following Rz/iml Charles* one-sided but lacklustre conquest of Freddie Beshore. A "new" Charles was supposed to be unveiled in Me* morial Auditorium last night but it was the same old cautious IS/./.y in action. The NBA heavyweight champion, who made good in his third title defense by stopping Beshor* in 2:63 of the Mth frame, ceiUiinly wasn't a ''tiger/' Til I) V ALL WON—Displaying broad grins and holding trophies after victories Jn "World" Champion tolf touinamcnt at Tarn O'Shanler country club near Chicago arc tleft to right): Dot Klclty, Long Bench. Calif.. Frank Slranahrin, Toledo, O., and Habe Zaharias, Chicago Miss Kielty won women's nmnlcur with a 315 (otal; stranahan took men's amatciu with 289 and Babe Zaliarlas walked off with the women's professional title with a card of 293, eleven strokes under feminine par. (AP Wircphoto) Crax, Barons Open Crucial Series Tonight By The Associated Press The Birmingham Barons and At' lanta Crackers start four days of dead crnest bnset)nil tonight in a series thai could spell either pen- Women's Western Amateur Moves Into 2nd Round CHICAGO. Aug. 16. (,p|— The 50th vomcn's western amateur golf tourney moved into Its second round ortay with the, pMrings chock lull of long-distance opposition. From Philadelphia, defending champion Helen Sigc) encountered Mrs, Lylc JJowman. former teen-age star as Babe Frerse of Portland, Ore. Medalist Polly Rilcy of Ft, Worth, Tex,, faced a lassie from Menomlnce. Mich,. Mary A^nes Wall. Dot Klelly 1018 meet champion from Long Beach. Calif., opposed a Baltimore Md., shooter, Mrs. Maurice Click, Mnc Murray, brilliant young newcomer of Rutland, VI.. collided with a Davenport, la., veteran, Mrs, H K. Slants. Marjorie Lindsay nf Decntur. Ill "No. I'd say it was the pitching taff. I knew from the beginning hat we were weak in reserves. Bui expected much more from the litchers. That's been my bigge disappointment. Banta Flops "Who would have guessed last March that Jack Bantu would be back in Montreal before the season WIKS ji month old. I expected hat boy to be a big winner. Or -hat Don Newcombe would have such.H poor year. Affer what he showed us last year, I counted on him to win at least 20. "You know what Rex Barney and Ralph Branca have done. No need to go into that. With all that I'd have been all right if I could have gotten just a little relief pitching." Was Shotton tireri of taking nil the abuse.? Was he thinking of retiring to his Bartow, Fla,, homu? "I've given no thought to retiring, 1 ' the grizzled 65-year-old pilot answered. 'Tm doing a good job with what I've got. My one thought is to win the pennant. " Zoc Gets Break In Drawinq for Amateur Tourney NEW YORK. Aug. Ifi. (VP>~Defending champion Charlie Coe pot good break tn the draw for the alionnl amateur uolf tournament opening next Monday In Minneapolis. The golfing broomstick-from Oklahoma City feel in the first quarter of the draw while most of the fellows expected to pive him a fifjlv for the crown were bunched tn the fourth. BracVisLect In the fourth quarter arc .such standouts ns Frank Stra nahan, the present British and nil America amateur champion: Bt) nant or bust. Wily Mike llig&ins will take his Barons to the Atlanta ball park where they are hardly loved, despite their baseball prowess. Ever since IJgglns protest a Hnc-up- wrllfiiK mistake against AllanU— and won the protect—the Cvacker.s ,nd their fans have waited for this cries. The Barons, li",l]inj? six games be- ilnd first place Atlanta, could scr ously boost their pennant stocl- vilh n clean sweep, Both Atlanta and Blnninghar ucked under Ihelr bcll.s lost night Atlanta downed New Orleans 3- and Birmingham beat Mobile 6- Memphis beat Chattnnoogn 6- LHllc Rock and Nashville wei rained out. Atlanta's triumph over the fift place Pelicans last night was lieartbrcaker for New Orleans' bo nus pitcher Paul Pcttit. He postc his best showing since entering ,prr> fesstonal baseball, despite the defeat. The $100,^00 rookie went ten innings and allowed eight hits, in addition, he pitched himself out of trouble In several spats. Atlanta newcomer Charlie Gorin won the prune with a. nine hit performance and sonic brilliant catch- Campbell of HunltngLon, W. Vfl.;[ e5 by the crackers. Dynamite Goodlce of Vnldosta, Oa., and Jim McIInlc of Bethlehem, Pa. Coe ts favored to gain the semifinals. His chief opposition en route should come from 'Johnny Dawson Robinson Thinks He May be Traded BROOKLYN, Aug. 16. C.-Fj—Jackie Robinson, famed Negro second baseman of tbe Brooklyn Dodgers, said today "I won't be surprised if I'm traded to some other club before the start ot the 1951 season." Robinson gave this opinion amid indication. 1 ; of rising tension on the Brooklyn tram, such as can be ex- Redskins, Rams To Clash Tonight LOS ANGELES. Aue. 16. W) — The Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Rams start the southern 'California football season tonight with their annual exhibition clash in Memorial Coliseum expected to attract, some 80.000 tans. A passing duel is predicted be- peeled on a championship club fa- voted lo win the pennant but mra lagging six and a half games behind "I can't tell you any more," Robinson said to an Associated Press reporter. "It may be no mote tlnu a hunch. I've just got the feeling That's all." fir.^t -service Ls kicking up i and his furious nll-or-noth:ns drives and volleys are hitting the lines, he will be quite capable of whalins any Australian he faces, including Frank Scdgmon. Called "The Slasher" But. if his sights are a trifle off, particularly if he is netting hi.s hair-trigger volleys, it will be awful. For Tom Brown is not a man to temporise, to case up and try to gain accuracy. It \x not for nothing that the other players can him '•The Slasher," There is no earthly mcan.s of telling in advance how Tom will- play so about all Captain Man can d< examine him tor ache.s or sprains the day before the draw and, if he finds him sound, tavs In his name, shudder, and hope for the best, All he knew when he began urging Tom tn come cast was what a Icnnfs official friend on the coast hart written him—that Tom was playinq now and then and Lhat he had beaten Schroerler a couple of times.' At the time, that was-enough to make the cup captain's blood n»ce. (0r . 1(1Jlt Any player who could trim Schroe- Baugh, Kdriie Le Baron im<T Harry [ tler was go<x5 enough for him. But Gilmer, on the other. Ground at- that was before Herbie Flam and tacks will be sparked by Glenn others had begun beating Ted !Ue Davis of Los Angi'lcs nnd Bill Dud- a drum. So now the captain has cy of Washington. [ Brown in the cast, he has him on whose 23-hole win over ex-national o f Hollywood, Calif., Dick'chapman women's amateur champion Grace O f Pinchurst, N.C., and Jack Mun- Lenczyk of Newington, Conn., featured yesterday's opening round, took on Mrs. E. S. Blanton of Enid, Okla. World Series Plans To be Mode Sept. 15 DETROIT. Aug. 16. Wj— Baseball Commissioner A. B. "Happy" Chandler today set Sept. IS fo ra meeting at his Cincinnati office to world series, Charles and his manager!*) aln trust of Jake Mintz and Tom ias, expressed satisfaction with ie lean Cincinnati Negro's per- rmauce, dull jis it WR-S. "He needed the workout," aald InU as Charles nodded agreement. H was hi.s first fight in ten LOiUtis and he wasn't as sharp its n should be. His timing was oil. ut he'll be ready for the next, one, lincrer it is." The comebacking brown bomber tul Charles, are tentatively sched- led to have it out in Yankee Sta- ium, Sept. 27. The fight \s not ct officially sealed, but It seems certainty (o be held, Louis at Work Louis already has started pr«llm- nary (mining tn West Baden, ind. Jharlep, who suffered a slight cut vcr his right eye last night, said ic will be ready to resume work igain in a couple of weeks. 'And I'm ready [or Louts, too, * id Charles as he shuffled out of Buffalo. The 29-year-old 1 Charles never is able (o floor the 26-year-old Pennsylvania Dutchman from Har- rLslnirg, who outweighed Charles iai!i to 1831; in Jast night's scheduled 15-rounder. Referee Barney Felix halted the fray when blood' streamed from a nasty cut on Beshore's right ear and while the aggressive, gam* challenger was taking a good shel- Inckitig from 1 the champion. Beside* the car cut, Freddie scored often enough hut his puncheslacked snap. Charles, riiiR rusty and not loo Hire of himself at limes, did hi* best work with a left uppercut -in he chin and A t hum pine right to the body. In the fourth, tenth and 14th, B?,7.y Rave It to Freddie good. Th» other rounds are best forgotten, there wasn't much Action. Tile two postponmenUi apparently hurl the gate. The 1 to S odd» In Charles' [avor was another factor, A crowd of 8,298 paid $28,««— a modern record low In both attendance and receipts far & heavyweight show. 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