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'siting's Different but Result's the Same- Pensive Does It Again Detroit Free Press PART TWO MAY 14, 1944 eel Sox 4, Tigers 2: Oh, for Old New York! To Whom It Mav Concern By Dale Stafford t DETKOITEKS HAVE only a six-day wait before the oppor lunity comes to get unrestricted quantities of sunshine, fresh air and relaxation for the small price of strain on the nervous system and pocketbook. The long-awaited contribution to the city's health and wartime morale will he made by the Detroit Racing Association, sponsor of an extended summer meeting- opening Saturday at the t air orounas. For the benefit of the minority it should be mentioned that Saturday is the day the local players can make their first bet on a horse since last fall. Of course, racing carries on 365 days a year on the North American continent, but no Detroiter Is interested in vhat happens at an out-of-town track. Peerless sportsmen do telephone us occasionally to complain of an error in the show prices of the eighth at Narragansett, but their sole interest is in seeing the Free Press publish a typographically-perfect newspaper. Other friends complain because results from only four race tracks appear in print. Undoubtedly this group is interested in improving the breed and wants to know haw Man O' War's many sons are faring at Bay Meadows or some other distant point. First Aid for Horse Players WE SUPPOSE THAT the interest in the pari-mutuel prices Is casual because the good people of Detroit just wouldn't do illegal business with a bookmaker. In other years this department has warned the race-going public of the sheer futility of trying to lick percentage. This advice was so effective that the Fair Grounds has set only local rather than world betting records. This year we have decided to help the poor horse players who are going to keep on betting to combat wartime fatigue and absenteeism in the local factories. The first thing to do is consider four factors the horse, condition of the track, the jockey and the price. Sometimes it is advisable to make a place or show bet, but Detroiters can't get in on this bargain because of the absence of a totalizator at the Fair Grounds. Here you get the current odds to win and nothing else, and the amounts in the various pools aren't available to the spectators. Those 'Tipsy' People at Race Track A ITER STUDYING the factors we mentioned, the next thing to do is put on earmuffs. This will enable you to disregard the advice of the people "in the know." There are more people with inside information at a lace track than there are radio commentators discussing the impending invasion. During recent seasons Detroit has probably had more false favorites than any race track in America. The reason for this is the presence at the Fair Grounds of Johnny Adams. At least 50 per cent of the time Adams will find that he is on a public choice which on form doesn't deserve a win bet. Then, when he doesn't get home first, the public boos the dickens out of Johnny. Of course, not all of the horses you bet on will win. When they don't, the thing to do is announce that the finish camera is fixed, the placing judges" are thieves or the jockey is a crook. Getting these sentiments off your chest helps make the remainder of the afternoon fairly pleasant. Tomorrow is always another day at the race track, and there is no limit on the size of the bet the track will take to wki, place or show. Honray for the Sport of Kings! 3-Rim Blast Finishes Off Ruf e Gentry O'Neill, Off Poorly, Checks Detroit Bids BOSTON ( Spl ) The first visit of Detroit's Tigers to Boston this season resulted in a 4-2 setback for the Tigers before 4,786 payees here Saturday afternoon when the Red Sox bunched five singles for three runs in the fourth inning off Starter Ruffus Gentry. Only in the first inning, when the Tigers found Pitcher Emmett O'Neill for three hits and one run, did the visitors look at all potent! After that opening outburst O'Neill settled down, yielding only five well-scattered hits. Roger Cramer started the game off with a line single to right and Joe Hoover followed by beating out a bunt for a single. Eddie Mayo came through with a single to left, scoring Cramer, but when Hoover tried to make third he was cut down, Bob Johnson to Jim Tabor. This was the lone Detroit threat. aitnough the tigers scored again in the sixth when Rudy York singled and Pinky Higgins followed suit with none out. York, although trapped off second, managed td score when Catcher Roy Partee's throw to Skeeter Newsome at second went through Newsome's legs into center field. The next three Tigers, Don Ross, Chuck Hostetler and Bob Swift, went down on a roller, strikeout and grounder, respectively. The payoff fourth for Boston opened with Johnson's singling off Hostetler's glove in left. 1'ete fox then dumped a single into short right, sending Johnson to third, and Tabor laced a single to Higgins left to score Johnson. Roy Partee came through with a one-bagger to rignt, bringing in Fox from second and sending Ta bor to third. After Skeeter New- some had rapped into a Higgins- Mayo-York double play, O'Neill punched a single over short to score Tabor. The extra Boston run was the result of Partee's double off the left-field wall and Newsome's bounding single in the sixth. x u 5 I'r -v, - -v. . , - , V , Wright Colt Beats Platter in Preakness Stir Up Sets Pace, Fades to Finish Third BALTIMORE (API Striking from behind in the stretch as he i did a week ago in the Kentucky Derby. Pensive Saturday won the I fifty-fourth and richest "Preakness ; to take a strangle hold on the 1 three-year-old turf championship. tar back in the early running, the chestnut son of the English Derby winner, Hyperion, from Warren Wright's Calumet Farm hit the wire three-quarters of a length ahead of George D. Wi-dener's Platter. Mrs. Tayne Whitney's Mir Up, third in the Derby, once again finished in the same spot, beaten two and a half lengths after setting a burning pace for the first mile. In traveling the mile and three-sixteenths in 1:59 15, two and one-fifth seconds off Alsab's stake record. Pensive earned 560,075 of CHART ON PAGE 3 . x-v..'-..,&. f A'tKI((l Pret-s Wirephulo PENSIVE TAKES HIS SECOND STEP TOWARD RACING'S COVETED TRIPLE WITH PREAKNESS VICTORY Platter comes in second, three-quarters of a length behind, with Stir Up third We Give You Mr. Elroy Hirseli, Star of Two Sports in One Day He Beats Youna in Broad Jumji Hurls 1-Hitter (J L as M Takes Trianaular Meet DKTKOIT AB ;i Motive r,s Mitvo.'J rk. I HlKKillH.3 Ilos'lrr.lf xvif t.r ipntry,t, Mootv.ii t Metro BOSTON' A Alt II O A II ( I O I O 3 Jloerr,-: -I I I r. ; I'ronin. I I ' 1 I It Johnson. If I I 1 1 nv.r 4 I II II Talor,.'l : : I I'llrtee.e I " O nwmi.s rt I ii V eill. a A U : Totals 8 'i4 It Hltert for lientry Batted for Muuly IIKTKIHT I Boston K i ramer Totals :il 1 I H in sexenlll. in ninth. ii ii ii o i ii ii ii ; it o it :i ii i ii (t i York, Johnstn. rox, Tahor, lartee. F. lartee. Kill .Miiy, Tahor. Car- lee. O'Neifl. Newsome. lt Tahor. Itoerr, I'artee. 1)1 Hoover and Mhiii: llis'ins, Mavo and N ork ; New sfime. Doerr anil I'ronin. I.B 7. Boston Ii. BB l.entrv , M.i. .ft 1, ll'.Neill .(. sit 1, entry 1. O'Neill I. H lientry JO in i, .Mootj I m i- I I lienlry. BY DALE STAFFORD Jr'ree Press Sports Editor ANN' ARBOR Team balance ' and vesatility enabled Michigan to j conquer Illinois and Purdue, her i foremost Western Conference track rivals, in fairly easy fashion here Saturday. Although winning only six of the 14 events, Michigan piled up 71 points. Illinois acumulated 54 points, due chiefly to the efforts of Claude (Buddy) Young, the freshman sprint sensation. Purdue was a distant third with only 27 points. The smashing victory established Michigan as a favorite to annex the Big Ten outdoor championships at Champaign, 111., May 27. Michigan set a point record in taking the recent conference indoor title. Young wasn't with a winning team, but he turned in the day's outstanding performance by covering the 100 yards in !.5 seconds. A following wind helped Young to the fastest HUDSON STORE HOURS: DAILY, 9:45 to 5:45; OTHER DAYS, 9:45 to 6:00' For Spring, Summer and the Year Round, Hudson's Suggests the Dependable Quality of rw Whit e ' 'LW H R Standard-Quality Darwoods" offer you the smartly casual white cotton oxford shirts with button-down collars. Others of cotton broadcloths. Extra-Quality Darwoods" are of fine -count cotton broadcloths. These shirts have the comfortable ow-slope collars with long points. "Super-Quality Darwoods" are of lustrous, Pima cotton broadcloths. Have semi-stiff "Permaset" collars that require no starching. 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Jesse, who now lives in Detroit, was a spectator at today's meet in which Young- delivered his best effort. Young- also won the 220-yard dash in 21.2 seconds, easing up when it became apparent that Ben Harvey, of Purdue, couldn't catch him. Then Buddy ran the quarter-mile for the first time in his life as he assisted the Illinois relay team to a 20-yard victory over Michigan. The only setback suffered by Young- during the afternoon came in the broad jump. In this event Elroy Hirsch, the Michigan football hero, leaped 24 feet 2i inches on his first try. This was farther than Hirsch had ever jumped and the mark was good enough to beat Young's best effort by a foot. After winning- his event, Hirsch hastened to the baseball diamond to pitch for Michigan against Ohio State. The four-letter-bound Hirsch has been improving steadily in the broad jump and oddly enough on his winning effort today he fell back to lose at least five inches distance. Michigan did its heaviest scor ing in tne mile, two-mile, high jump and shot put. In the two long distance events the Hume twins Ross and Bob dominated the field so much that they were able to engineer tread heats for first. In the mile run the brothers Hume were shooting at the Michigan record of 4:16.4 set by H. L. Carroll way back in 1916. They failed in the bid, finishing in 4:19.1. Michigan's other victories came in the 220-yard low hurdles where Jack Martin streaked home a Turn to Page 3, Column 2 Detroit Clubs GreetPros inStagDays Bill Brown and Claude Harmon, new golf pros at Western and Lochmoor, respectively, were given rousing welcomes to the district Saturday when their clubs honored them with Stag Days. At Lochmoor 240 members turned out to pay tribute to Har mon and engage in a "Mulligan" tournament. Late in the day Al Watrous, of Otkland Hills; Frank Walsh, of Red Run; Sammy Byrd, of Plum Hollow; Chick Rutan, of Birmingham, and Matt Mattson, of Franklin Hills, conducted a clinic. At Western 175 played and Roy Pero stole the show by sinking- his tee shot for an ace on the 155-yard twelfth hole with a No. 7 iron. He was playing with Phil Zent, George Cope and Ray Lucas. Randall Ahern took top honors for opening day at Meadowbrook when he paced a field of 100 golfers through the wind with an SI to beat Cliff Rugg by a single stroke. 2 More for U-M EVANSTOX, 111. (AP) Michigan's tennis team scored its third and fourth dual meet victories of the Big Ten season Saturday, defeating Wisconsin in a morning match and Illinois in the afternoon, both by scores of 9 to 0. NIGHT GAMES AMERICAN LEAGUE CHICAGO 000 0 WASHINGTON 242 Dietrich. Humphries (2) Tresh; Wolff and Guerra. and at COLLEGE BASEBALL Varr . Prnii T. VillinntA II. Mnhlenberc . IVnn Slatr !". riiiilur:h B. After Change of Uniforms BIG TEX W I. IV t. w Michienn I II l.llllll Purdue 1 Minnesota :5 I .'." Ohio Slate i lilinoU ." ! .Ill !; I Wi-run-in I '! .I'MI Indiana I 'elern :i .'t .50l hiragit II SATI KIIVV'S KKSI'f.TS Miiliisan ". Illiin nte O. Iniiiana It-ll. Niirtliwesterii 3-1. JiliiMiis X, .Minnesota I. STANDINS 1. TVt. ..-.Oil ! ANN ARBOR (AP) Mythical Dick Merriwell has nothing on Michigan's Elroy Hirsch, who pitched a one-hitter to beat Ohio State. 5-0, and give the Wolverines a sweep of a two-game Big Ten baseball series with the Buckeyes Saturday. By way of warning up for his brilliant mound feat, Hirsch participated in a triangular track meet of Michigan, Illinois and Purdue and won the broad jump with a leap of 24 feet. 2'i inches. Then he quicky got into a baseball uniform. Ohio State's only hit was a first-inning single by Third Baseman, Don Grate. It was the fourth conference win without defeat and the eighth victory in nine starts for the Wolverines, who collected eight hits off Buckeye Don Mava. Michigan defeated the Buckeye's 2-1 yesterday. Maxa held the Wolverines scoreless until the fifth when Bob Nussbaumer walked and came home on a sacrifice and Hirsch's sinele. Michigan clinched the game in the eighth with a four-run outburst in which Bruce Blanchard and Don Lund clouted doubles and Elmer Swanson tripled. Ohio State OOO OOO flflO O 1 O Mirfeisan lm "III X 1 Maxa anH Newhy ; Hirsch and Stevenson. War Plan ts Don't Pay Like This $68 a Second That's Conn's iSet on Pensive BALTIMORE (Spl) If you are a good jockey, can get some good mounts and are a little lucky, you can do very well financially in the racing business. .";"ii j f rom St. Louis who rode Pensive .000 LJ 'ciuiy in uuui me neniucii Derby and the Preakness, will ro attest. In those two triumphs Pensive rarned 5124,750 for his owner. Warren Wright, of Chicago. Pensive was clocked in 2:04 15 for the mile and a quarter of the Derby and in 1:59 15 for the mile and three-sixteenths of the Preakness. Since a rider usually gets 10 per cent of the purse in big stake events, little Conn earned S12.475 for exactly 3 minutes 3 25 seconds of riding on successive Saturdays or about $68 a second. McCreary said his only trouble during the race was '"holding Jiim down all the way. The only difference between the Derby snd this race was that there wasn't much early speed, and I had to keep up a little more today." McCreary said he held on to his whip all the way today but "I didn't touch him with it once." In the Derby, Conn threw his bat away in the ear ly stages. WILDCATS WIN BY A HAIR MADISON. Wis. ( AP ) Northwestern nosed out Wisconsin and Minnesota here Saturday in a quadrangular track meet which wound up in a v.ld scramble for places. The Wildcats scored 52 ;U to nip Wisconsin, which tallied 51'l., and Minnesota, which collected 45 '4. Chicago finished last with the gross purse of $S0.075 and ran his owner's earnings for the year to S250.S40. Of this Pensive has accounted for S139.475. This is only about S17.000 short of the figure compiled by the master of the Calumet Farm in topping the list of money-winning owners in 1943. BETTING MARKS FALL The sweltering crowd of 33.011 made Pensive the choice in a wagering spree that broke all records for the race. Thev poured S332.10S through the machines, compared to the previous high of $254,000 w hen Man o' War " won in 1020. Pensive returned S5.30. S3.10 and .S'2.20 across the board. Platter, making his second start of the .year, paid off at S4.10 to place and $2.70 to show, and a $2 show ticket on Stir Up was worth $2.50. Eddie Arcaro shot Stir Up to ; the front and led the seven horses past the judges' stand the first time, with Pensive trailing by some six lengths. Johnny Long-den had Platter right at Stir Up's flanks and A. C. Ernst's Alorter was close behind. STILL STIR LP Swinging into the backstrctch. Stir Up was in front with two lengths to spare over Platter at the half-mile post, which the Greentree gelding reached in 48 35 seconds. Meanwhile, Pensive had moved into fourth place, still some four-and-a-half lengths back, but he had started to run. As Stir Up reached the first six furlongs in 1:13 2 5, two lengths ahead of Platter, McCreary swung Pensive to the inside, took over third place and started moving in. Coming to the mile post in 1 :39 3 5 at the top of the stretch. Platter caught the tiring Stir Up. By that time Pensive was in a position to give the Widener colt a battle. There was little to choose between the pair for the next eighth as Stir Up faded. With only one-sixteenth of a mi!e to go. Pensive stuck his head in front and there he stayed. The three leaders were easily best of the field. Stir Up had four lengths to spare over Mrs. A. J. Abel's Gramps Image. Gay Bit, from Robert Bruce Livie's Roba-net Stable, was fifth; Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs' Stymie sixth, and A. C. Ernst's Alorter last. Alorter pulled up lame. Calumet Farm Wins $ 1 63,500 in 8 Days as Pensive Repeats Pensive's brilliant stretch drive to victor in the Preakness1 at Pimlico Saturday climaxed an eight-day stretch which saw Warren Wright's Calumet Farm win $163,500 in four big races. Ofthis amount the three-year-old, chestnut colt Pensive earned ?124,50. Here is the breakdown; Date May fi .May 6 May 10 May 13 Horse Pensive Sun Again Twilight Tear Pensive Event Kentucky Derby Dixie Handicap Pimlico Oaks Preakness Purse .Sl,675 25.700 13,050 60,075 Wrip-ht's racers, trained bv Ben A. Jones, earned enough money to make the Chicagoan the top money-winning owner in 1943 with $267,915 and in 1941 with $475,091. Devil Diver, Alsab Spur W orld Betting Mark NEW YORK (AP) Devil Diver, 1943 handicap champion from the Greentree Stable, drove to a length-and-a-half victory in the $10,000 Metropolitan Handicap and Alsab returned to the races to finish a limping fourth in the six-furlong Voter Handicap as 39.293 fans thronged to Belmont Park Saturday and set a world betting record of $3,369,385. Carrying an impost of 134 pounds successfully for the second time in a week. Devil Diver outran Alquest in covering the mile in 1:35 4-5 and returning $3.00 for a win ticket. The favored Shut Out, winner of the 1942 Kentucky Derby, finished third behind Bossuet and Adulator in the Voter Handicap. r vxfrv, ?- .sv; -st ... v i ' " Jt Jy. ft? jf j ' f , Ft- - s? ' L: r -( lrfs t'hoto RIDE FOR THE NEW FRO Members of the Lochmoor Golf Club held a "Claude Harmon Day" Saturday when the new pro made the acquaintance of the players he. will teach. Here President Sid M. Harvey gives Claude a ride as they tour the course. Carlsen Takes Lead in Bowling Tourney William Carlsen took first place in the over-age singles division in the city bowling tournament Saturday night at Vogue Recreation. He fired games of 194, 212 and 214 for 620. That was 200 ' pins over his average. Steve Shockey fired a 865 series to go 178 pins over and earn a tie for fourth place. Joseph and Charles Kaseta teamed it for an 1144 to go 23S pins over and take third place in the doubles. Major League Standings AMKKK V.V I.KAGl K i. I'.i. ; .; w i i i i c ..V.K . . i : i .i: i . i - i Yrk S. I.iHlls aUiinstim 4 Indiind J'I II i h ii'rtc ' I o rhil:irlliriia :t JO Koslon H I I Dh'I'KOIT ' 1 I -Oamrs nphni'1 lp:in'r. Ml.ill (.A.MtS rhil;i(pltitii4 I. '. St. Louis ;. Witshtnuion I. sAllKuW- KKSILTS Boston 4. Df lKdIT e York ."i. Ifvelanil 1. I'hilii(jp!ttiii S. St. I.ouis ;. (lucuo at i-liincrtm. mclit. sfMl.WS l.AMts KKTKOIT l fsoskon (3. 4 lefitnrl at ork ".!). St. l.oills at illiadpllht;t '). iliiragu at UashinztOD ii). I.B ATK L I.KAGl K St. I.onis I'tiilaflplt)hi linrinnall Brook i n I'ittsl.tinch w o r k Boston hiraco J " s 111 111 J. 1I II 1 1 i-; 15 JVt. .71 .."7 .17 t .17 I .:n ..-. .118 GB .5 tianip Itpliinrt Iparl'-r. HillHis Ml.HT GAME St. Louis 7, Brook l J. s Tl till Kl! ITS Npw ork 7. inrinnati 4. IMlilarii'llilii l': 4 hira-lo . Boston Iti. I'ittshursh t. Lotlts S. Brookin I. si MIWS Mf.1 Brooklyn at I hiraco (it. Nv ork at ritt.Mlrjh 2). Boston Ht I inrinnati ilt. fhiladelphiu at St. Louis :). J

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