The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on June 5, 1952 · Page 21
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 21

Baytown, Texas
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Thursday, June 5, 1952
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Sports: :^ *'' J »' - *• *, ^v-'Ycf;' Thursday, June 5, 1952 PAGE TWENTY-THREE " CURLEY KAYOE by Sam Leff oa d round of play in the popular Baytown Little baseball program is scheduled Friday Anight at NEW YORK, June s OB- The Ball Park. most under-rated player in the pi as ' Felton Giants and Lefty Frazier s Earthman Yankee lineup, Casey Stengel in- victors in last Monday's curtain-raisers, tangle at sisted. is hobbling Billy Martin, "a 'm in a contest that will leave the winner all alone one-legged scavenger with enough of the standings. fight in him to make him cham- world.' ' 8°p m~ encounter finds Monday's losers—Bob Kal- P io » of 'Cards and Len DeMaster's Dittman Dodgers— Martin, [Union fcing a constant chattering, •' £ Fm a battle that sends the loser into the £^0^*° SS5, it lithe regular Yankee second baseman rt=than 1000 fans were vealed a Cine pitcher in Bill Hoar- currently despite the fact that his" j i«ef- M niida V» and on, who set the Dodgers down \vith !e# is n't com pletelv healed. ^ last ^onu ^ ^^ f<jur safeties t(Look ^ wm ^ ^^ ^^ their second Most of che boys were nervous ed Stengel. "He never knows when because it was probably the first to give out. He's playing on one is far from time in their life they had per- l" rt but he doesn't want any sym- appears that formed in any capacity before so pa thy. in the hit- many people. The caliber of play "he knows he ain't the world's season, ic L, s have an ed ^ • °nt' TliV Giants col- is due to improve plenty as the greatest ball player but I never '?^Locks in beating the season moves along. saw anyone put more into the l3D£se " There is no admission charge to ?ame than he does. He's got a big if^-^r Le'ty Frazier re- any Little League game. league stomach, all right. :: &ina e e. A-<- j » He doesn't care who the other pitcher is ... Lemon, Houtteman, Parnell. Porterfield. ...Pierced Garver, Feller or Garcia. They're all the same to him. "He tells you he can hit 'em all and he ain't just poppin' off. He means it. I know, because_I had him at Oakland and I sa\v the way he plays balL "Martin's what I call a scaven- tory for the oncoming Athletics as ger ball player. He's not real •His Eddie Joost supplied the big punch smooth or'anything like that and ER-NOONE YOU KNOW, JOE.' EXCUSE Me...I'VE GOT TOCO NOW/ THAT'S O00S CUXLY WHO WAS THAT ON'THE PHONE, CURLY ? NOT FAR, JOE SEE YOU LATER/ FEDERAL BUILDING PLEASE HURRY/ Prexy Of Bear Nine Hopes Jo Draw 500,000 This Year By DICK THARINGER of the Grizzlies with Denver fans, DENVER, June 5 - Oft—Robert L. the lack of television in Denver (Deacon) Howsam, president, and and Howsam's management of the general manager of the Denver club. Bears, isn't discouraged by the at- The 33. year -oid la Jara, Cola, tendance drouth that has plagued farra boy who never played a minor league clubs all over the na- game of p ro f ess ional baseball _en" on - _ tered the national pastime -after • Howsam, wno last year was his discharge as a naval-flier in named the outstanding minor World War II. A son-in-law of Sen, league executive in the country by Ed C. Johnson,,Howsam was ap- the Sporting News, is anticipating pointed executive secretary of the an attendance of 500,000 at Bears re-organized Western League in Stadium this- year. ' 1947, when Johnson became league The Bears, pride and joy of the president. West's most rabid baseball com- Later that year, Howsam,- his munity, .already have drawn 113,- father Lee W. Howsam and Danny 117 fans in 18 home dates in the Menendez, now at the Toledo helm, sizzling Western League race this took over the unspectacular Bears, season. , A new stadium was completed in "I: we stay in the running: mid-season of 1948, and the 'Bears for the flag and have our share finished the year with 283.925 fans. of good weather," Howsam In the next three seasons, Den- "For the most part our promotions are conservative,"' he said, "We don't want to said "the chances are good that we'll reach 500,000.' ' ver fell below the 400,000 mark only once when the Bears faltered in- Denver's attendance is far above to sixth place in 1950. This year that of any other minor league Howsam wants to break the 1S49 team, with Seattle running second mark of 463,039. > with just over 82,030. Seattle* was Howsam doesn't go for freak the only club to top Denver last "Bill Veeck" stunts,to. fill his ball year when it drew 465,727 to the park. Fans don't go to the ball Bears' 424,065. game to see any midgets, clowns, Credit,for the attendance boom trapeze artist or fireworks, he is divided between the popularity pointed but. the game/That's what'most ians want, and anything we add is only to make the evening more enjoyable ior them." Attempting , to give Denver . \ the best team possible, How- , j sam broke off a •working agree- , • xnent with the Boston Braves last year and went • out into the open market for talent. At present all but one player are owned outright by the Bears. The lone farmhand was optioned from Hollywood in the Pittsburgh, 'chain, with whom the Bears have a limited'but so far unproductive agreement. Another of Howsam's , trump cards is colorful Manager Andy Cohen. The former major leaguer has caught the fancy of the Denver fans. In fact, he's the first Denver manager since the war to last more than one season, a sign of a mighty popular boss. Howsam hasn't formulated his plans for television. TV hasn't hit the Rockies yet, and he says "we'll wait until , it's actually here." g r CARL LUSDQUIST 'YOKK. Juno 5 hit SHU Prexy To Speak At Texas Sporfs Dinner iil'him the "garbage with a two-run homer, his third in he can't compare with (Gerry) -xj D'tsy Bobby Shantz, six days, and his sixth of the year. Cpleman. who had the job~ before Xv er "m" the majors. «ays % And Shantz. the "mighty mole- him. but he has a hundred ways of [•^"rr." R physical freak/' % cule" of the A's. still can't figure petting on base or stealing a [r?v"*of competent author!-" out how it has come about. He baf- off the other guy." -.-* calling him the best fies the batters with an assortment ""'- the American League of curves,'knucklers. fast balls and a well-controlled change of pace. - foot, seven inch lefty That's why the rest of the A's call C phi?s<ic']phia A's, who him the "garbage man" '— it's for « 150 pounds, won his the stuff with which he litters the Ight game. 4 to 3 from plate. DALLAS, June 5 W-Dr. Umph- fc Wednesday n.ghi. retiring Boston, with tee.of us new men rey Lee, president of Southern - a [°M\,° ! f e ? g V"1 -Hoot Ever^ George Kell ana re- Methodist University, will deliver we-hit tell [or the final ] ie f pUcner Dizzy frout - leading the invocation next Monday night S s of his ninth straight the way took over first place at the Texas Sports Hall of Fa £ i3tne - ,-m, * - aM M, again with a lo to 11 victor over officials of the Texas Sports Writ- cvrastne fifth straight vie- Cleveland, while the Yankees top- ers Association, which sponsors ped Chicago. 6 to 3. the dinner, said Thursday. •tap H| i |* * jj% |» In the National League, Brook- Fred Hawkins, JE1 Paso profes- n!S F Ik H la DC k™ moved two games ahead of sional golfer, accepted an invita- 'IIU s * ..sirtS^&r second-plsce New York by defeat- tion Thursday to attend the dinner. — —: ing the Pirates. 7-to 4, while Chi- Tris Speaker,'the first Texas ath- By Oscar Fraley cago topped the Giants. 6 to 2. Tne lete elected to the Hall of Fame, Cardinals blanked the Braves, 6 will present-."plaque's for this DiLPHIA. June-r5 <IP» — -to 0 on Cioj'd Beyer's fouf hifter. year's awards'to-Bantam BenTio^ !c« falcon and Ezzard And. the Reds outslugged the Phils, gan and the two daughters of Joe co'Jide here Thursday JO to S. in a weird game in which Routt. Texas A&M football star H the heavyweight cham- each team had a seven run rally, killed in action in World War II. ;of the v:orld—and they've -SL Louis at Washington in the oi month for it. American was rained out. is considered the month of Evers and Kell each hit two-run sal maybe it is symbolic homers, and drove in three runs bin? marital or other apiece while Trout pitched steady recall that it also is a relief ball to give Boston its tri- TOTch there have been 17 umph. Larry Doby drove in six =|ht champion ship "sera ps. runs for Cleveland with a homer, i ie law of averages mean triple, double, and single. L this one should end in a Yogi Berra hit a two-run homer For of the 17 June title and a single as Ed Lopat pitched sve ended in kayoes. Only -seven-hit ball for his second Yankee victory. Ray Coleman and Sherman Loll a r hit. second inning homers for Chicago, but Lopat had the upper hand the rest of the way, • Carl Ersktne held Pittsburgh to nine hits., including. Ralph Kiner's to a decision and but on a 'foul, cf these June en- nts came in the dying pay nineties when J. Jeffries flattened Bob FUzsimmons in round in 1899. as passed before Tom:". regarded rather lighTly eighth homer andhis sixth in 12 games, while Jackie Robinson and Duke Snider hit . homers ' to supply Brooklyn's victory margin' Bob Rush, bidding for his as he th of the eighth to clinch their hat-fest with the Phils as Bobby Adams collected four hiU ar.d Grady Hatton drove in four rxins. three on a fcng on the "dpck^and horner - wniard Marshall, obtained JaDe^nain The sto?v Wednesday from the Braves also "- 5lor> homered for Cincinnati and drove in one of the eighth inning runs with ^ long. fly. "La'rry Doby of the Indians, who "in a 13 to 11 losing cause agair ^l a iprotecUvde Jastiljr den?e? with a prove his rlilm^ * ' ^ as he •, &e 250-pound Prime ^ il h 'g h al °P his £» by knocking out i<i cx Baer dropped Car*•« before posting his I «H> in 19?^, aB d Cin^ Jimmy Braddock ^ mnrhcrc to decision fen moved front and ^ablish a June era 5«r. never will be ap- S^ von H? e title in J^e. 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