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THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1939. SEVEK OJTtS of Del Baker is ready to admit that the Detroit Tigers are not going to threaten the New York Yankees' reign—this season or the next. The quiet, and so-called "effortless" pilot of the Tigers has little hope for his team as it stands so we can look forward to several changes in the Bengal line-up next season. Charlie Gehringer has, at last, shown definite signs that the years are taking their toll. The frequent injuries which hampered his work at second and forced Baker to use four substitutes in that spot within a month tell their own story. Finding a substitute capable of carrying on,in the Gehringer manner is a real assignment. Charlie has rightly been rated the greatest second baseman of the current times, one of the best ever, perhaps. Hank Greenberg has years ahead of him at first but even the slugging Hankus has not been having one of his best seasons. Certainly, he does not belong under the .300 mark. Third and short are going to need some attention, too. Billy Rogell is going on 36 and the next time Pinky Higgins celebrates his birthday, his cake will have 31 candles. George Tebbetts is a better than fair catcher but his substitute, Rudy York, is still a square peg in a round hole. Rudy can powder the ball. But he cannot, and may never be able, to catch. He is a catcher only because he can do less damage there than in the outfield. In the outfield, young Barney McCoskey looks like a permanent fixture. But from there on, the Tigers need more punch. The Detroit pitching staff was bolstered somevhat by the addition of Buck Newsom. Buck can pitch when he has a mind to. Tommy Bridges, the slim veteran, is still Baker's ace in the hole. The failure of the highly touted and expensively priced Freddie Hutchinson to show anything like the form that enabled hjrn to win 25 victories in the Coast loop, upset Baker's plans. Fred is back with the Tigers after a session with Toledo and may yet come through to justify his purchase. Entrenched in third place, just one gains ahead of the Ruppert Bluebirds, the Hancock team will invade the 'Battlefield town this Sunday in a Washington County League game that will have a bearing on the playoff division berths. The contest is slated to got under way at 2:30 o'clock and from nil indications a, record crowd will be on hand for the contest. I-laucock after a slow start has como forward rapidly and a.t present appears as one of the strongest aggregations in the Stalcy circuit. A victory for the upstatcrs and they will be right in the running for top honors while a win for the Bluebirds and they will bo assured of a place- in the playoff division. Just who Hancock will send to the mound Is a question but cither Ha.p Powers or Lefty Faith should draw the assignment. The Ruppert team will send out either Lefty Springer or Willard to halt tho up- gtaters' attack. Wage rates to agricultural workers increased slightly less than Usual during tho April-June quarter of this year. The July wago index was the lowest for the month in three years. Big Yank Blue WORK SHIRTS 66c HOFFMAN'S 15 North Potomac Street NO DOWN PAYMENT On Any Purchase LONG EASY TERMS Goodrich Silvertown Stores 18 E. Franklin St. Phone 2066 WASH PANTS $1.00 — $1.49 — $1.98 flnmnior Suits $,".9.'V — $5.9.> to $12.9A Swim Trunk* or Suit* . 08c to $!.»« Polo Shirts -li»c; <;ripper *hr»rt> 5J.V n\g Vixnk I'nnts $1.00; Shirts 4t)o Rudisill's Quality Shop GENERAL ELECTRIC Engineering Service and Plans All kinds of Heating and Cooling Equipment Completely Insiailed POTOMAC ENGINEERING CO. ISO AV. Washington St. Phono 2868 Seiberling Tires En»y Trrm* — Nrt Monoy Pow» AKVIN ALTO KAWO3 DOMENICI TIRE CO. 167 South Potomac St. PALM BEACH SUITS MUSEY & EVANS 59 West Washington Street WALTERS PERSONALLY SEES TO IT REDS DO NOT CRACK Medwick Keeps Cardinals In Second Place With Two Doubles Passeau Turns In Brilliantly 1 To 0* Victory Over Lou Fette, While Yankees Continue Winning Ways. By JUDSON BAILEY, A.P. Sports Writer Lots of people have been waiting for the Cincinnati Reds to crack but now it ought to be clear the only cracking the Reds care to do is crack a whip over the rest of the National league. With Durable Bucky Walters in the saddle last night the Reds ripped through the Brooklyn Dodgers, 5-3, and quickly rinsed away the bad taste of a pair of losses to the New York Giants earlier in the week. It was Walters' 19th victory, his second within a week and his Sth straight With this kind of a pitching rock for ballast it's hard to conceive of Cincinnati capsizing. For several clays the team has been missing- three cylinders—Bill Werber, Ival Goodman and Harry Jraft—yet it still is rolling and has yielded no appreciable ground to hopeful pursuers. The 28-year-old right-hander hurl- id a steady, unspectacular eight- litter in the night t*.- - against the Dodgers. The only time he was in rouble was in the sixth after two were out when Brooklyn bunched a walk, two singles and a double for two runs. Dolph Camilli contribut- ;d the other in 'the ninth with a homer. However, the Reds had provided a two-run working margin in the first two innings—Walters himself matting in one run with a double— and an 11-hit attack coupled with Brooklyn's sieve-like defense made .his comparatively easy to main,ain. The second place St. Louis Car- linals coursed from behind to bat he Phillies, 9-S in 13- innings, for heir sixth successive triumph. Af- er spotting the tail-enders a sev- in run advantage, the Reclbirds fin- illy flew action. Ducky Medwick doubled home the tying run in the ainth inning and then pounded the vinning tally across with another double in the fourth extra stanza. Another extra-inning contest was .he 11-frame affair which the Giants ;ave to the Pittsburgh Pirates. 3-2. Uter Mel Ott had hit his 20th home run of the season with a. mate aboard in the first, Harry Gumbert lost control in the seventh, walked in one run and left the bases filled for another to score on a double play. Then in the llth Cliff Melton filled them again with a pair of passes and Fern Bell singled a run home. Claude Passeau bested Lou Fette in a tight pitching battle at Chicago with the Cubs nosing out the Bees, 1-0. Passeau gave only four hits and no bases on balls. The world champion New York Yankees greeted their Cleveland cousins with a 5-4 victory, 13th in 15 games with the Indians this year. Oral Hildebrand and Marius Russo gave the Tribe a five-hit diet, but three of these were home runs and except for two errors which made all but one of the Yankee runs unearned, the story might have been different. The Washington Senators extended their winning streak to five games with a 6-5 ten-inning triumph over the Chicago White Sox. The winning run was scored when a couple of Chisox outfielders lost a fly in the sun. Opening a series at Philadelphia, the St. Louis Browns broke their losing streak with a 3-1 victory at the expense of the- Athletics. Bill Trotter gave the Brownies the benefit of a seven-hit hurling job and this was all the hard hitting St. Louis team needed. The Red Sox-Tigers game was postponed to make a Sunday double-header. Strong Legs And Recovery Of Fast Ball Explains His Pitching Success, Lyons Says By The AP Feature Service CHICAGO, Aug. 5.—Lou Gehrig's playing days are over, Carl Hubbell is on the downgrade, and gen- iel Gabby HartneU has slowed down, but 'another old-timer—Ted Lyons of the White Sox—is off on a splurge, enjoying his best season in years. Just the other day he sidetracked the yipping Yankees for his 10th triumph, against just two defeats. If his luck, and his pitching arm, hold out he is likely to approach the 22 victories he scored back in 1930. Lyons' comeback has helped the White Sox keep in the American league battle. That is, the battle for second place. Manager Jimmy Dykes hopes to crowd out Boston for runner-up honors. 17-Year-Man For 17 years Ted has been waving his strong right arm 'for the Chicagoans. He was one of those unusual rookies who hop from college campus direct to the big leagues. Without a sojourn in the minors, Ted came from Baylor university in 1923 to pitch winning ball for Comiskey's Sox. Good strong legs, he says, have kept him in the big show for so many years. "I never let them get out of shape," he says. I'm always on the TED LYONS "My arm always feels strong." go. In the winter I'm playing golf or hunting." A sore arm that followed closely upon his great 1930 season almost knocked Lyons out of baseball. It has impaired his effectiveness for years. "It doesn't bother me any more, though," he says. "Sometimes my shoulder aches a little on a damp, chilly day." He won only four 1 games while losing six in 1031. Only three times since then has he been able to win more than 10 games a season. He had won 21 in 1925 and 22 in 1927, leading leagues in victories both years. He has won the booby prize, too, for in 193?> he lost more games than any other pitcher, 21. Lyons' most notable achievement wns a no-hit game against Boston in 1925, the year he won 18 games. He attributes his winning streak this year to better condition. "I went to Pasadena a couple of weeks ahead of the regular squad last spring and every morning I'd get in a lot of running and throwing. "I shed quite a bit of weight and my arm was good and strong by the time the season opened," he said. Pitches Knuckle Ball He finds that he is seldom tired after pitching a game now. -'My arm has always felt good—just like I'd be ready to go again with three days rest." A knuckle ball is perhaps Lyons' best pitch. But it wasn't until recent years that he relied on that delivery. ''When that sore arm rook the zip off my fast one back in 1931. I began throwing a knuckle ball," he said. Another reason for his success this season is that he has got his fast ball back. Poor Showing Of Males Brings Suggestion Girls Defend Cup NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (#>).—Ten- lis suggestion: Why not let Alice Uarble, Sarah Palfrey Fabyan & }o., defend the Davis Cup? Eastern tennis critics are cer- ain the male contingent headed by he unpredictable Bobby Riggs is lot playing the tennis the cup de- cnse calls for—as witness the bowing in the current Southamp- on Tournament which closes lo- y. Some- 14 miles away at swanky Sast Hampton. L. I., the tennis nisscs engaged in tho Maidstone ourney are playing so proficiently hey're making the men look like ay '90's blades playing pit pat in he back yard . So maybe the girls could defend ho Wightman Cup—which they eem certain to do—and then take vcr the Davis Cup duties. So humdrum were the semi-finals ,t Southampton yesterday — in vhlch Riggs and Sydney Wood ad- anced to the finals—that one critic vrote "The ornate Southampton bowl appears to be a prize neither deserves." Riggs entered the finals with a disheartening display, barely beating Texas Bob Kamrath in a long, colorless five-set duel. His final opponent, as was the case last year, is Wood, who defeated Ernie Slitter of New Orleans in another no-hum affair, 6-2, 6-2, 7-5. Wood himself admitted that America has little chance to keep the cup. rating its chances off the Southampton situation, and Mercer Beasley. the tennis coach also thinks the Australians can start celebrating at once. Miss Marble, the Wimbledon winner, was impressive when she needed to be in defeating Dorothy Workman, and Helen Jacobs played some very fine tennis—with a crispness in her stroking that hasn't been too apparent lately—in turning back second seeded Sarah Palfrey Fabyan to enter today's Maidstone finals. niiamsport To Play Quincy Team The Williamsport Baseball Club •ill play host to the strong Quincy .. C. on the high school diamond omorrow. The game will start at :30. This will be the first game •ctween the two clubs for a number >f years and the Pennsylvnnians re bringing down one of the trnngest nines in the southern sec- ion of the state. The Willinms- inrt club has been playing good hall nd one of the best games of the •ear is in prospect. Brownies Rally to Defeat Macks Philadelphia. Aug. 4 (ff>) — Bill Trotter out pitched Bob Joyce today as the St. Louis Browns came from behind to beat the Athletics, 3 to 1. Trotter yielded only seven hits, two of them coming in the first in* mug when the A's scored their run on Wally Moses' single and Dick Siebert's double. Joyce weakened after hurling shutout ball for five innings. St. Louis ... 000 00] 0.1.1—3 10 0 Phila 100 000 000—1 7 2 Trotter and Glenn; .loyce and DIMAGGIO IS HITTING .399 Yankee Star Fails To Maintain Pace; Arnovich Benched. NEW YORK. Aug. 5, (£»).—A depression has caught up with the hitting- business in the major leagues. At the moment there no longer is a .400 slugger and the National League leader is on the bench for not hitting. During the week Joe Di Maggio. the Yankees' star, slipped to a not- so-modest .399 percentage and Morrie Arnovich of the Phillies folded completely, going hitless in 22 times at bat and finally getting a "rest" to protect his mark at -351. Even under these circumstances there were no ambitious batters in a position to oust them from their top-most perches and the ranking of most of the other leading batsmen in both the American and National leagues underwent few changes. The first ten in each league: American league: Di Maggio, New York, .39.9; Foxx, Boston, .364; McQuinn, St. Louis, .339: Johnson. Philadelphia, .333: York, Detroit, .333; York, Detroit, .333; Doerr. Boston, .328; Case, Washington, .327; Walker, Chicago. .327; McNair, Chicago, .327; Dickey. New York, .326. National League: Arnovich, Phil- aderphift .351; Mize, St. Louis, .345; Bonura, New York. .35; McCormick, Cincinnati. .333: Cuccincllo. Bos- ion .332; Hassett. Boston, .327; Goodman. Cincinnati, .326; Med- St. Louis, .325; Ott, New York. .325; Dauning. New York, .317; Klein, Pittsburgh, .317. NATIONAL LEAGUE YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Chicago 1; Boston 0. Pittsburgh 3: Xeiv York 2. St. Louis 3: Philadelphia. S. Cincinnati 5; Brooklyn S. Passeau Good Ab. R. H. 0. A. BOSTON Sisti, 3b 4 0 1 1 2 Simmons, If 3 0 0 0 0 Hassett, Ib .4 0 0 9 2 West, cf 4 0 0 2 0 Cuccincllo, 2b 4 0 0 4 1 Garms. rf 3 0 1 3 0 Warstler, ss 3 0 2 1 4 Lopez, c 3 0 0 3 2 Fette, p 3 0 0 1 2 Totals 31 0 4 24 13 CHICAGO Ab. R. H. 0. A. Hack, 3b 3 1 1 2 1 Herman. 2b 4 0 3 0 2 Galau. If 3 0 0 0 0 Leiber. cf 3 0 1 3 0 Nicholson, rf 3 0 0 3 0 G. Russell. Ib 3 0 0 13 0 Mattick, ss 3 0 2 1 4 Mancuso, c 3 0 1 5 0 Passeau, p 3 0 0 0 3 Totals 28 1 S 27 10 Boston . 000 000 000—0 Chicago 001 000 OOx—1 Error: Nicholson. .Run batted in: Galan. Two base hits: Garms, Herman. Sacrifices: Simmons, Galan. Double play: Hassett (unassisted). Left on bases: Boston 5; | Chicago G. Bases on balls: Off j Fette 2. Struck out; By Fette 3; j by Passeau 5. Umpires: Ballan-j fant, Magerkurth and Scars. Time: j 2.02. Attendance: 9,290 paid; 15,-j 300 ladies, official. Jackets Facing Tough Contests With two games of ball on tap this Sunday afternoon at Wilhide Park plenty of entertainment is promised the fans of lower Washington county. The first game will find the Packets playing host to the Mt Brfnt- Try-Me in a scheduled Washington County League contest and will get under way promptly at 2:00 o'clock. The Try-Me team is making a drive to land a berth in the play-off series and can be relied upon to furnish plenty of! opposition for the Jackets. However, the Jackets showed marked improvement iln defeating the Old Exporters last Sunday and are confident they can turn back the Mt. Briar boys. Immediately following this game the Jackets will entertain the Old Exporters in a postponed game. The Exporters are coming to town determined to get revenge for the defeat handed them last Sunday and this contest should prove to be a battle from start to finish. MflJOR LEfiGU Hit Do It CLEVELAND Ab. R. H. 0. A. Webb, ss 4 1 1 1 5 Campbell, rf 4 0 0 2 0 Chapman, cf 4 0 1 1 0 Trosky. Ib 4 1 1 9 0 Heath, If 4 1 1 1 1 Keltner, 3b 3 0 0 I 1 Hale, 2b 3 1 1 5 3 Hemsley, c 3 0 0 4 2 Milnar. p 2 0 0 0 1 Grimes, x 1 0 0 0 0 Dobson, p 0 0 0 0 0 Won I,ust Pet. Cincinnati 61 32 .656 i St. Louis 52 42 .553 ; Chicago 52 45 .536 i Pittsburgh 48 44 .522 i New York 46 47 .495 ! Brooklyn 46 47 .4951 Boston 42 52 .447, Philadelphia 26 64 .289 TIGERS TOP TOSSER -By Pap' >N f: A.MRS TODAY I'^stnn .it, Chicago. Philadelphia a.i St. Louis. No\v York at Pittsburgh. Brooklyn at Cincinnati. GA.MKS TOMORKCCVV Boston at Ch ten pro. Philadelphia at St. Louis. Xow York at Pittsburgh. Brooklyn at Cincinnati (2). E YKSTRK DAY'S RKSTI.TS "Vyashintrton f>; .Chio-acro .".. N>\v York 5; Clovobind -1. J^t. Louis 3: Philadelphia. 1. J >ot roi t - Bo* I nn post pi >n od. New York . Boston . Chicago . ,. Cleveland . Detroit . ... Washington Philadelphia St. Louis .. Won 68 59 55 .... 49 50 43 35 27 28 35 44 46 47 61 68 FVt. .708 .628 .556 .516 .5i5 .430 .365 .284 Totals 32 4 5 24 14 i x—Batted for Milnar in Sth. NEW YORK Ab. R. H. 0. A. Crosetti. ss 4 1 2 0 2 Rolfe. 3h 3 1 1 0 1 Keller, rf 4 1 2 1 0 DiMaggio, cf 3 0 1 4 0 Dickey, c 4 0 0 10 0 Gordon. 2b 4 0 0 2 2 Selkirk, If 3 1 2 1 0 Dahlprcn. Ib 4 0 '2 9 0 Hildebrand, p ..... 2 1 1 0 0 RUSPO. p 1 0 1 0 0 Totals 32 5 12 27 5 Cleveland 210 000 100—4 New York 100 031 OHx—5 Errors: Campbell. Hemsley. Runs batted in: Trosky 2. DiMaggio, Hale, Keller 2. Russo, Heath. Two base hit: Crosetti. Home runs: Trosky, Hale, Keller, Heath. Stol- on base: Chapman. Sacrifice: DiMaggio. Double plays: Hale. Webb and Trosky; Webb, Hale and Trosky; Hemsley and Hale. Left on liases: New York 6; Cleveland 1. Bases on brills: Off Milnar 2. Struck out: By Hildebrand 6; by Milnnr 4; by RUSPO 1. Hits: Off Hild-ebrnnd 4 in f> innings; off Russo 1 in 4: off Milnar 11 in 7; off Dnhson 1 in 1. Winning pitcher: Hildebrand. Losing pitcher: Milnar. I'mpiros: Rue, Quinn and McGowan. Timo: 2.1^. Attendance: tVJ!>3 paid; S.320 ladies. < Jlv Tin- .\N«-<M'i:i.<'<l I'rcs.s) AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — DiMaggio, New York, .399; Foxx, Boston, .364. Runs—Foxx, Boston, 95; Kuhel, Chicago, S3. Runs batted in — Williams, Boston, S7; Foxx, Boston, S-l. Hits— McQuinn, St. Louis, 131; Rolfe, New York. 129. Doubles—Greenberg. Detroit, 33; Williams, Boston, and McQuinn, St. Louis, 29. Triples—Lewis, Washington, 10; Wright, Washington, and McCosky, Detroit, 9. Home runs — Foxx, Boston, 26; Greenberg, Detroit, 20. Stolen bases—Case, Washington, 37: Chapman, Cleeland, 15. Pitching—Donald, New York, 121; Grove, Boston, 11-2. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting—Arnovich. Philadelphia, .351; Mize, St. Louis, and Bonura, Xow York, .345. Runs — Wcrbcr. Cincinnati, 74; Frey, Cincinnati, 73, Runs batted in—McCormick, Cincinnati. S2; R-onurn, New York, and Camilli. Brooklyn, fiS. Hits—Brown. St. Louis, 12S; McCormick, Cincinnati, 125. Doubles — Slaughter, St. Louis, 33; Mize, St. Louis, 2S. Triples — Herman, Chicago, 14; Vaughan. Pittsburgh, 10. Home runs—Ott, New York, 20; Mize, St. Louis, IS. btoien bases — Handley. Pittsburgh, 15; Hack, Chicago, 12. Pitching—Walters, Cincinnati, IPG; Derringer. Cincinnati. 14-5. GAMES TOI)AY Cleveland at New York. Chicago at Washington. St. Louis at Philadelphia. Detroit at. Rosion. GAMES TOMOUHOW Cleveland at N>\v York. Chicago at Washington. St. Louis at Philadelphia. Detroit at Boston. John D. Myers & Co SPECIAL LOT 3 and 4 Piece SUITS $1 O A ^ .50 Year Round Weight RESULTS IN CITY PARK CONTESTS Contests stnsod at. the City Park playgrounri between the City Park and Winter street tr-ams resulted as follows: Volley ball—Girls. Winter street 22, City Park S; boys, City Park 14, Winter street 7; dodge ball—girls. Winter street 15, City Park 5; mid- j get, iCty Park 4. Winter street 1; ; soft, ball—juniors. Winter stret 6,; City Park 3. 11 innings; midgets, ; Winter street 6, City Park 2. Temperatures of 15 ft degrees he- low zero occur on the rr.oon. (K.i Tin- .\ vsocirif <-t! IVcis.v ) Joe Medwk'K, Cardinals — Hit three doubles and a single, bringing home tying run in ninth and winning run in 1-th against Phils. Ruddy Lewis, Senators—His two run homer topped Washington's attack on White Sox. .Rill Trotter, Browns — Pitched steady seven-hitter, holding Athletics scoreless after onti run in first inning. Fern Bell. Pirates—Single with bases loaded in llth inning brought victory over Giants. Marius Russo, Yankees—Excellent relief pitching stopped Indians and his single scored deciding run in 5-4 victory. Claude Passeau. Cubs—Shut out Rees 1-0 on four hits, fanning five and allowing no bases on balls. R;icky Waiters, Reds — Won his IT'ih game of season with eight-hit performance against Dodgers, hit- Ting a double to drive in ofie run for his own cause. EAST'S BEST FAC^ANDYK i Surprise Winner Of Rich Arlington Futurity Runs Today. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., Aug. 5 (/P).—It's not smart to wager too much on two-year old past performances at Saratoga, so horsemen are looking forward eagerly to Andy K's meeting today with the East's best in the track's first feature. Andy K is the Millswale Stable's surprise winner of the rich Arlington Futurity July 29. The speedy western colt hooks up in today's United States hotel stakes with some- of the best youngsters the East can muster. A rank outsider at Arlington, the Millsdale hopeful is likely to be favored today over such horsec as C. V. Whitney's Flight Command, William F. Hitt's unbeaten Water Cracker, Mrs. Charles Shipman Payson's Epatant and the Wheatley stable's Asp. Both the latter are Saratoga winners, Epa- tant accounting for the Flash, opening day feature. j Yet anything can happen in a' Saratoga juvenile race. Any one j of the eighteen youngsters in the j §11,000 event might suddenly find j his racing legs and whip the field a dozen lengths. As lots of them do, veteran racetrack gamblers view two-year-old stakes more or less as a line of likely stars of the future. So those who back their choices with big chunks of cash are looking to the day's other feature, the $11,000 mile and a quarter Saratoga Handicap for three-year-olds and up for a safer bet. They seem to have hit on Eight-Thirty, winner of the Wilson Wednesday. The George D. Widener three- year-old gave indications of throwing the dii'ision, currently headed by the faltering Johnstown, into a wide open race by his Wilson victory. Off his 1:30 flat for the mile in that one. overnight books established the colt as possibly the best j bet of the- day. j CITY CLUBS ATSTADIUM All Four To Clash Tomorrow With The League Leadership At Stake A double header is scheduled at the Stadium for tomorrow afternoon in Washington County League play that will have a decided bearing on the outcome of the pennant race. All four of the city clubs are booked to appear at the Stadium with the league loading Victor Blue Sox playing host to the Old Exporters in the opening game and the Chevies entertaining the Antietam Firemen in the nightcap. The first game is scheduled to get under way at .1:30 o'clock. With the Blue Sox topping the circuit by a game margin Manager Brooks will send his full strength on the field in an effort to turn back the Exporters and retain his lead. The Exporters are out to improve their standing and perhaps gain a place in the playoff division and therefore will be out to give their best and perhaps score an upset victory. Riding in second place, just a game behind the Victor Blue Sox, are the Anuetam Firemen and in their clash with the Hoffman- Chevies everything depends on the outcome of this contest. A win for the Firemen and they will be right on the heels of the leaders and perhaps in a tie for top position, but a defeat and the Manceck club has a chance to take over the runner up position. Manager Mac Schindler will send his strongest array of talent on the field and no doubt will depend on St. Clair to halt the Automen while Manager Day will trust the hurling duties to either Mentzer or Rhodes. INDEPENDENTS PLANDOUBLES Duffey Circuit To Play Twin Bills Tomorrow; Colts At Park. Double-headers are- on tap in the Independent League this Sunday and first place in the loop standing is at stake. On the City Park diamond the Maugansvillc Colts, leaders of the circuit, will engage the Weverton club, who at present are tied for second place, a game and a half behind Maugansville, in a double-header that has all the earmarks of being the outstanding attraction of the day. The first game is scheduled to start at 1:30 o'clock. By winning two games the Wev- erton club can take over the top rung in the standing while a double victory for the Colts and they will not only protect tneir lead but gain in the race for the pennant. Another bill that is certain to attract a record crowd is the one booked for the Harrystown diamond when the Old German aggregation will play host to the Yarrowsburg team. The latter is at present tied for second place with the Old German a game and a half behind. Both clubs need a double win to stay in the running for the pennant. Security is taking on a soft thing j when they hook up with the Victor Eagles and the Cementmakers are at present tied for third place with Harrystown and will need a double win to remain in the battle for a berth in the playoff division. j The Tate Cubs are slated to j travel to Antietam for a twin bill i with the up-and-coming Redbirds i and from all indications the cohorts | of John Minnich will hare a tough : battle on their hands as the down j county lads have shown marked im- '• provement in their play and should so places. Middleburg is scheduled to meet Funkstown on the Victor diamond in a double bill and both those games should be well worth watch-1 ing. Both clubs are down in the : race but a double win may place them in a position to gain a berth in the playoff division. Alsatia Softball League Is Tied With the league leadership at stake the Goons the Wimpies put on one of the best games of the year in the Alsatia Popeye League last night, with the Wimpies gaining a 10-9 decision and going into a tie for top honors. The playoff for the league leadership will be next Friday night, one game deciding. The league leading: Goons got off to a good start when they coupled two hits with two walks in the first inning for three run?, but the Wim- pies tied it up in the second, when they scored three and took the lead in the third and fourth when they scored two and three, while the Goons were collecting four., giving the Wimpies an S-7 lead.The Wimpies scored another in the fifth and the Goons tied things up in the sixth with a Vvo run rally. Win In Ninth . The Wimpies won the ball game in the ninth inning when Fiery singled, went to second on Crunkleton's out, was advanced to third on a short hit by Domenici and scored on Gower's fly to deep center. Fiery and Warlow hit for the circuit, with Strasser leading the hilling for both teams, getting three for the evening. In the other game the Toars scored a one sided victory over the Demons, winners of the first balf. when they smashed out twenty hits for fifteen runs to score a 15-3 victory. The winner of the playoff next Friday evening between the GOODS and the Wimpies, will meet the Demons, winner of the first half in a three-game series for the league championship. The standing: Won Lost Pet. Goons 4 2 .667 Wimpies 4 2 .667 Toars — 3 3 .500 Demons 1 5 .166 Chewsville Plays ; Leetown Sunday | I Sunday afternoon on the Chews-1 : ville diamond the Chewsville Ori- j ; oles will engage the Leetown, W. ! \ Va., Lions t^ani in a contest that is \ scheduler! ro pet under way at : 2:30 o'clock. In an earlier meeting . ' the Orioles went down to defeat by I a 2 to 1 score, the game being j played in Leetown. I For tomorrow afternoon the ' Orioles will have their full strength ' out and despite the fact that Leetown is coining loaded with players i vvho have seen service in major and ! minor league the Washington coun- j ty boys expect to give them a real | I run for their money. Lefty Willis. ' ! former Martinsburg and Philadel- i phia Athletic hurler. will accom- < party tho Leetown team. Old Exports In Twin Bill Sunday The Old Export team is playing ;i double header tomorrow afternoon. The first game xvill be played at the Stadium when they visit the Victor Blue Sox in the first game of the scheduled header at the Stadium. Immediately following the finish of that game they will travel to Boonsboro to play the second game at that place. Every member of the Old Exports is expected out for these games and are urged to be at the Stadium early for the first game. 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