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Thursday. Julv 12. 1851 DETROIT FREE PRESS Miss Colby Ousts Pat Devany in State Golf Meet in HEILMANN RITES THURSDAY City Bids Farewell Harry Heilmann, baseball idol of another generation and top sportscaster to the present, will be carried to bis final resting place Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held at Shrine of the Little Flower, with Rev. Fr. Charles E-Coughlin celebrating the Requiem High Mass. Brief services will also be held at the William R. Hamilton Funeral Home at 9:30, with the mass scheduled for 11 ajn. Heilmann will be buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. HUNDREDS WHO knew the ex-Tiger only as a voice over radio and television have passed the bier, to take a final look at Heilmann who rests in the chapel of the funeral home. Pall-bearers who will carry Heilmann to his final resting place will include his closest personal friends. AL Flag Contenders Resume Bitter Top Quartet Rlingles in Big Series Bosox-Chisox Vie ; Yanks at Cleveland NEW YORK Although the National League slugged out a victory in the 1951 major league All -Star Game, the American will bounce right back into the spotlight Thursday when the pennant races are resumed after a three-day intermission. The four clubs Involved in a knockdown battle for the lead in the younger circuit start right off by battling one another. The Boston Red Sox, hottest team in either league for the past couple of weeks, go into Chicago for a twi-night doubleheader opening a four-game series with the league-leading White Sox. At the same time, the champion Yankees, who have slipped to third, open a four-game set in Cleveland with a night game against the fourth-place Indians. SLNCE CLEVELAND is only four games behind Chicago and two behind the Yanks, it's a Situation which could put almost any club on top at the windup. In the National League, the Brooklyn Dodgers, breezing along with an 8!j game lead over the New York Giants, open a long home stand against the Western Clubs with a night game against the seventh-place Chicago Cubs. j The Giants and Cardinals fight it out for second place. So far this year Chicago has a 7-4 margin in games over Boston in the battle cf the Soxes. But three of the Red Sox four victories came in their last series in Boston as the Fenway Flailers began a drive that carried them to 13 victories in 17 games, the last six in a row. PAUL RICHARDS, whose manipulation of the Chicago pitching staff has been one of the amazing highlights of the season, named Saul Rogovin and former Boston Flinger Joe Dobson to stop the rampaging Red Sockers. The Red Sox will counter with Mel Parnell and Leo Kiely. The Yankees, who beat the Indians eight times in 11 attempts during the first half of the season, open a 13-game Western tour with "the Lig fellow," Joe Di-Maggio. on the bench and with a rather wobbly pitching staff. DiMaggio, kuffering from a torn leg musrlr, was unable to play in the All-Star Game. He U expected to be out of action for at lcat 10 days and may not play at all in the West. j Stengel listed Allie Reynolds to pitch the opener in Cleveland against Bob Feller. Blanks Nats FORT WAYNE, Ind. (jy-Curt Simmons, former Philadelphia rhilhes pitching star, led a Fort Wayne semi-pro team to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Senators in an exhibition game. NOT THE BOYS Kell, Wertz Puzzle BY BOB LATSHAW Roy Campanella, the hustling Brooklyn Dodger catcher, is reported to have had "information" on all of the American League All-Star hitters. A good catcher, and Campanella is an excellent one, makes a study of batters' strong and weak points. This is done over a period of years, usually. Personal observation and tips from other players is the method. He confessed that Vic WertA who belted a long homer in the f i "ii ii i ii i i ii ii iimiiii a a ii i 1 1 . i . ... , i - r- " J t I i : yX ; v I i , '-i-;:': V I i i . v.. ... -.". t - ' -... ;. : Li.K. - : t . - w - ... .' '" " w ; . . K - - , ' 1 : ' -: LINKS JINX Charles Bowen, playing in the Massacnu-setts Amateur golf tourney at Tyngsboro, Mass-, was really jinxed when he was putting for a 10-footer. A Mack cat crossed the path as Bowen stroked the ball and it stopped on the lip of the cup. ! COSMO TAKES OX FISCHER No. 1 State Junior Next Net Foe for Potter KALAMAZOO (-T) Jack Vrcdcvclt, of Grand Rapids, dark horse in the teen-agers state tennis tournament, advanced to the semifinals in the junior singles. Mrs. Falco Wins Fourth on Playoff Mrs. W. H. Falco won her fourth WMGA weekly tournament Wednesday but it took a one-hole playoff to turn the trick. Mrs. Falco and Mrs. R. Ardelean tied at the er.d of 13 holes tied at 85. In the playoff Mrs. Falco posted! a par four to take the crown. Mrs. Ardelean, however, was the low net winner when she got 17 handicap for a 68. In the first flight Mrs. A. N. Fayette and Mrs. A. T. Schueler tied at 89 with Mrs. Fayette winning the playoff. Mrs. R. Y. McAlplne was the low gross winner with a 92-28 for 68. Mrs. M. A. Tewson and Mrs. Finn Mackey were the third-flight winners. THEY ONCE KNEW fourth Inning, was one of the players on whom they didn't have the inside dope. HOWEVER, Campanella can be forgiven for not knowing about Wertz and George Kell. who also blasted a four-baser. Most of the American League catchers who face this pair are having their troubles, too. Both Kell and Wertz have changed their batting styles radically since last year. Wertz fo Harry Walter O. (Spike) Briggs, vice president of the Detroit Baseball Co.; Ed Duncan, Detroit steel executive, Clair Berry veteran traveling secretary of the Tigers, and Ed Anderson, who was Ileilmann's boss as a sportscaster and president of the Goebel Brewing Co. will be among the pall-bearers. Mrs- Mae Heilmann, since her husband was killed by cancer, has asked that any memorial tributes be sent to the Damon Runyon Cancer Fund. The family requested that no flowers be sent, but hundreds have jammed the funeral chapel with floral tributes. The Common Council has passed a resolution honoring the former Tiger outfielder. John J. Considine, Parks and Recreation Director said that a request will be made of Council to have a suitable playfield in the Northwest section named in honor of Heilmann. Fight ; -:.-: S . " V- i . " - t Vredevelt defeated seventh- seeded Marke Jaffe, of Bay City, 7-5, 6-4. on the Kalamazoo College courts. Top-seeded Conrad Fischer, of Kalamazro, moved past David Moran. of Holland, 6-1, 6-1, in the quarterfinals. IN-THE SEMIFINALS Thursday. Fischer meets Dick Potter, of Hamtramck. Potter ousted Jim Fowler, of Kalamazoo, 6-2, 6-1. Ken Angyal. of Hamtramck. beat Gerald Parachute, also of Hamtramck. 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, in the quarterfinals. In the boys Mnglrs, ocond- seeded Gerald Schram. of Fern- dale, eliminated Rudy Hernando, of Hamtramck, 6-2, 6-1. Top-seeded Bill Petrulck, of Hamtramck, defeated George Hitler of Grand Rapldsv 6-1, 6-1. A mild upset occurred in the singles for girls under 15 when Joyce Pniewski, of Hamtramck, downed third -seeded Janet Van Wingen, of Grand Rapids. 6-2. 6-1. NL Stars Is virtually turned toward first base and Is pulling pitches that gave him trouble last year. Kell. who for years stsyed up close to the plate and up front in the batter's box. now at times has his right foot outside the back line of the box. He's slso further from the plate than previously. The same pitches that would have been "tough for the two Tiger hitters are now among their favorites. Titlist Falls to Vonnie's Rally, 1 Up New Favorite Plays Miss Strevel in Semis BY 5IARSIIALL DANN By toppling Defending Champion Pat Devany in the quarterfinals, Vonnie Colby continued to be the sensation of the 1951 Women's State golf championship. Vonnie, 19-year-old threat from Sault Ste, Marie, staged a driving finish to win the last two holes for a one-up triumph at Franklin Hills. Now the strong title favorite, Miss Colby moves into Thursday's 18-hole semifinals against Rylma Strevel, of Gowanie. The other semifinal will match Mrs. C E. Strieker, another upsetter from Meadowbrook, against Mrs. C. U. Wilson, of Washtenaw. SINCE ONLY Mrs. Strieker comes from Detroit, chances are good that the crown will go to an out-state player for the first time since Mary Agnes Wall won in 1943. Miss Strevel Is from Mt. Clemens and Mrs. Wilson from Ann Arbor. Miss Colby didn't have the same torrid game she showed In shooting a 74 in Tuesday's first-round play. She skidded 10 strokes higher with a slx-over-par 8t against Miss Devany, but it was enough to win especially when Pat suffered from consistent putter trouble. The match was even for the first 13 holes, each winning two holes. Vonnie went shcad for the first time on the 14th green, where Pat used up three of her 36 putts. HER TITLE slippinjr. Miss Devany rallied doggedly to win the 15th and 16th, to go one up with two to play. There Miss Colby staged her winning drive. She shot four-four against women's par of 5-5 on the last two holes and won both. Pat missed a five-foot putt at the 17th and caught a fatal trap at the ISth. Ret golf of the day was played by Mrs. Wilson, who went four over par with an 82 In defeating Mrs. Irene Breti-laff, of Western, one up. Steady throughout and putting perfectly, Mrs. Wilson broke up an even match with a 12-foot putt for a birdie four on the 15th. She held that one-up lead by halving the last three holes. MISS STREVEL and Mrs. Strieker were five over par in their victories. Rylma seized a three-up lead on the first eight holes and hung on for a 2-1 decision over Mrs. C. B. Tuttle. of Detroit Golf Club. Mrs. Strieker came from behind twiro in plimir.atinp' Clara Jane Mosack, of Plum Hollow, 2 and 1. Reaching the semifinals is the farthest either Miss Strevel or Mrs. Strieker has ever advanced In the State meet. Mrs. Wilson went to the semifinal against Miss Wall four years ago. Miss Colbv was a novice playing In her first tournament of any kind last year when she progressed to the semifinals at Lansing. She lost to Miss Devany, three and one, a defeat which she waited one year to avenge. Burt Ostby Picked on All-Star Team SlM-rlal la Ih frrt fw RICHMOND, Ind. Southpaw Burton Ostby, of Detroit, was picked to pitch in the annual Indiana-Ohio League all-star game to be rlayed Tuesday n'ght at Springfield. Ohio. Ostby. 19-year-old Tershing High praduate. has a 9-3 record for the Richmond farm club of, the Detroit Tigers. He has struck out 103 batters In 112 Innings. His last victory was a S-2 decision in which he fanned 10 men. The All-Star game will be played agai"st Newark, winner of the first half of the league's split-season. Each of the other teams will be represented on the All-Star team. Far from Home WASHINGTON (3j The Washington Redskins will open training 'n Los Angeles on July 20 for the 1951 pro football season. ivitli Neiv WERTZ WAS known as being weak against low curves. According to Sal Maglle, who threw the home-run ball that's what Vic hit into the far reaches of the right-center field stands. Kell has a reputation for Iteing an aggressive hitter. According to Red Rolfe it means the difference of about 20 points In a hitters' average to be aggressive. Rolfe means that " Kell will belt a pitch that is a little high, a little outside or a little Inside enators First to Test Tigers in Last Half of AL Campaign t. TURPLV, NEW WORLD'S MIDDLEWEIGHT KING, WAVES TO LONDON ADMIRERS Youthful British fighter dethroned Ray Robinson in stunning upset Tuesday 2 TITLE FIGHTS IB C Eyes Fistic NEW YORK (JT) Barring upsets and accidents. New York will get the two fistic-plums of the year the return title bouts between Randy Turpin and Ray Robinson and Ezzard Charles and Joe Louis. Promoter Jim Norris. of the International Boxing Club, made this clear as he started working on plans to stage both of these shows in the Polo Grounds in September. If all goes according to plan, the Turpin-Robinson middleweight title bout will b held Sept. 6 and the Charles-Louis heavyweight championship bout Sept 26. LOUIS AND CHARLES both have some action scheduled before their date. The Brown Bomber meets Cesar Brion in San Francisco, Aug. 1. Charles is slated to defend his crown once more against old Jersey Joe Walcott in Pittsburgh, July 18. Norris said he first expected to hold the Turpin-Robinson fight on the 26th but that he had been asked by British Promoter Jack Solomons to put it on earlier. According to Norris, Solomons wants to stage a show of his own in London, Sept. 25. In London, Robinson said that he wants the fight to be held In New York. Sugar Ray, who lost the title to the 23-year-old Turpin In an astounding upset Tuesday night In London, required 10 stitches to patch up a deep gash over his left eye. He said that he expected the wound to heal in time to get in the necessary training for the return. Robinson, who lost his second fight in an 11-year career, said he wasn't properly prepared for his battle with Turpin, who had never gone beyond eight rounds in a bout before. "YOU KNOW, Id had six fights in six weeks and by the time I fought in Italy, I was tired said Robinson in Lon Stefani Paces Ivory Shutout Young Jack Stefani scored five goals to race the Ivory Rangers to a 7-0 victory over the Pontiac Chiefs in the feature game of a double-header at Ivory Polo Field. In the other game. Franklin Hills scored five goals in the final chukker to beat the Downriver team, 7 to 5. A crowd of about 1,400 saw the twin bilL Roolvie Sparkles WILMINGTON, Del. UP) Tom Casagrande, 540,000 bonus hurler, held the Philadelphia Phillies to two singles In six Innings. The Wilmington farm club defeated the Phils, 5 to 3, in an exhibition game. Styles while some other players will let the pitch go by. That's one of the reasons for Kell's spraying the ball Into all fields. He likes nothing better than to push an outside pitch down the right-field line for extra bases. AND MAG LIE provides a little evidence that Kell is real "aggressive." The pitch that Kell hit was a bad ball according to Maglle but not bad enough to keep it from disappearing Into the left-Held stands. r yr -IN MONTH don. "If there's one thing a boxer needs it's rest and I had been on the go every minute since I got to Europe. "I don't want to take anything away from Turpin. He's a real nice boy. He's not the best I ever met but he was As of TODAY Cobb Fears for Safety of Fans in Homer Deluge By LYALL SMITH ALL-STAR POSTSCRIPTS Tyrus Raymond Cobb. "I batted the first ball at the first All-Star And was the greatest player current crop of all-stars ? "I was," he admitted. "But now-a-days-are a little more generous when it comes to distribut Ing homerun souvenirs among my day. "It's not too safe for those customers sitting out there In the left and right field stands" he chuckled. "They'd be smart if they'd take a glove to the game with them." Ty spent most of his afternoon signing his autograph. "How many? Hard to say. But my holding pens and pencils ..." Just as if to prove conclusively that they know it's wise to please the little woman of the household, American League All-Stars were nearly unanimous in their choice of All-Star gifts. They were given their choice of a large array of awards as mementos for being selected on the 1951 team. They had their pick from an assortment of items including solid silver belt buckles, cigaret cases, watches and other personal items. Each was valued at $150. Most of them selected a silver coffee service, guaranteed to bring an appreciative gasp from the wife at home. Ted Wants More of Neivcombe A RECORD SALE of the souvenir game-programs (price, 50 cents) was reported. The usual percentage of sales Li one program to every three customers. But the 32,000 ordered for the game here completely disappeared while orders were taken for another 5,000. That means close to 40,000 of the 52,000 fans wanted one of the excellently-done souvenirs. Ted Williams was asked what he thought about big Don Newcorabe, the Dodgers pitching star. "If he throws as many fast balls as he threw out there against us I'd like to hit against him all the time," Williams answered, thinking ... of course . . . about the triple he had hit off "King Don." There's a good chance Ted will have several more chances to revise his opinion. The Dodgers are a cinch for the World Series. The Red Sox have a great chance to make it. Casey Stengel and Eddie Sawyer, the rival managers, spent several hours in the press room the night before the game. Stengel jokingly gave Sawyer a pretty good going over in razzing him about the results of the 1950 World Series. At the time, Sawyer was asked to shake hands with Stengel for the benefit of the photographers. r "You shouldn't even talk to the guy after what he did to yon last October," quipped John Carmichael of Chicago. . "I shouldn't even talk to him after what he did to me last NIGHT," moaned Sawyer. Musial Plays the Field OUTFIELDER STAN MUSUL' of the Cardinals holds a unique record. He started the game in left field and hit his homerun as the official left fielder. Then he was shifted to right field in the bottom of the fourth and went hitless until he was returned to left field in the eighth. What's more, Stan didn't handle a single fielding chance all day although he played two-thirds of the National League outfieldlng positions ItH be a long time before the next game is held at Briggs Stadium, 1966 to be exact. Just in case you're interested, tickets are not yet on sale. Aw, Nets! CHICAGO (iT") Rain forced postponement of all matches Wednesday in the National Clay Court Tennis championships at suburban River Forest. i ! V 7.1 V ' S 4 , j( - Bonanza better than me Tuesday night. He beat me, that's all. there Is to It. "Maybe I would have lost anyway if I hadn't been running around so much, but at least they would have seen me at my best." "Quite a day for me," grinned exactly 1,000. I got to throw out Game I ever saw ir. my life . . of all-time impressed with the Td say offhand that the batters the fans than they were back in right hand is actually stiff from Out of Cellar APPLETON. Wis. (JF) Joe Skirsky, manager of the last- place Appleton Papermakers of the Wisconsin Stat Baseball League, resigned. Cain Gets : Today's Mound Call Gray, Hutch to Hurl Balance of Series BY LYALL SMITH Frr Freu Sporta Editor It's back to work for the Tigers. With the three-day All-Star Game vacation behind them, they open a 12-game home stand at Briggs Stadium at 2:30 Thursday against Washington. Southpaw Bob Cain, their most consistent winner, is expected to face the Senators, who thus far have been the only team not to see Cain in a Tiger uniform. LAST TIME they did see him, he was still with the White Sox and defeated them by a 7-0 score. Since that game, Cain has faced every other team in the American League. In compiling a 6-4 record since coming here in a trade for Saul Rogovin, Bob has spun three victories over Philadelphia and shut out the New York Yankees. He also defeated Boston and then became a roan of distinction by dealing Cleveland its lone defeat in 14 games with Detroit this season. His defeats found two coming in Cleveland games when he ran into Bob Feller's no-hitter and just as rough a one-hit performance by Bob Lemon. The others came from New York and Chicago. As the Tigers went into the last half of their season they found themselves four victories under the .500 mark in the standings with most of that damage coming at the expense of the Cleveland jinx. THEIR RECORD against all other clubs is respectable. They are on the debit side of the ledger to only one other club. They are 3-5 with the Yankees. Just for the record, here is how they stand with all rivals after 72 of their 154 games: Chicago 5-5, Boston 5-5, New York 3-5, Cleveland 1-13 (ouch), Washington 8-3, Philadelphia 7-3 and SL Louis 5-4. Such a compilation reveals that the Senators have been the softest touch for the Tigers as they open a three-game series which includes a Friday night contest Washington is 4 Vi games behind them. MANAGER Red Rolfe expects to follow Cain with Teddy Gray and Fred Hutchinson before facing the Yankees In a Sunday double-header. Major League Standings AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Chicago 49 29 .628 .... Boston 47 29 .618 1 - New York 45 29 .608 2 Cleveland 44 82 .579 4 DETROIT 34 38 .472 12 Washington 31 44 .413 16'2 Philadelphia 29 48 .377 19 St. Louis 22 52 .297 25 WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS No games scheduled. THURSDAY'S GAMES Washington (Sanford 1-4) at DETROIT (Cain 7-6). New York (Reynolds 9-5) at Cleveland (Feller 12-2) Night. Philadelphia (Hooper 3-7 and Shantr 7-6) at St Louis (Widmar 3-7 and Starr 1-4) Twlllght-nlght doubleheader. Boston (McDermott 5-5 and Stobbs 6-3) at Chicago (Gum-pert 7-2 and Dobson 6-2) Twilight-night doubleheader. NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Brooklyn New York St Louis Cincinnati Philadelphia ' Boston Chicago Pittsbnrgh 50 26 .658 .... 43 36 .544 8''2 40 35 .533 9t 36 S3 .486 13 35 41 .461 15 34 40 .459 15 SO 39 .435 16) j 31 44 .413 WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS No games scheduled. THURSDAY'S GAMES St. Louis (Chambers 5-8) at New York (Jansen 11-7). Chicago (Hiller 5-6) at Brooklyn (Branca 7-2) Night Cincinnati (Fox 4-4) at Boston (Sain 4-9) Night Pittsburgh (PoUet 2-5) at Philadelphia (Meyer 4-7) Night. Two Big Tackles Join All-Stars CHICAGO (JP) The College All-Stars were reinforced by two ponderous tackles for their game with the Cleveland Browns in Soldier Field Aug. 17. The additions are Ken Jackson, 250 pounder from the University of Texas, and Mike McCormack. University of Kansas, who scales 223.

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