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Tigers Favored
In Struggle Of
Great Pitchers
Se Cubs' Long Pennant
Drive As Both Helpful
And Detrimental
Detroit Experienceed
Chicago's Record Is Poor
In Its Last Two World
Series Efforts
DETROIT, Sept. 30.-The 1935
Tiger-Cub World Series, which begins
here tomorrow, appears to be a "na-
Two aggressive and fiery teams,
enthusiastic and sharply partisan
fandoms, two grand pitching staffs,
old scores that must be settled - al-
most everything to make the Series a
dynamic baseball climax is present.
The Tigers are favored. They were
safely "in" a month before the Cubs.
The Yankees were a beaten team be-
fore the Cubs had begun their long
fight with the Giants and Cardinals
for the pennant. Some will say that
Detroit, unpressed in the final weeks
of the season, will be fresher and
stronger for Wednesday's opening
game. But others will counter with
the argument that Chicago's momen-
tum will carry them through to the
world championship.
Detroit More Experienced
The whole Detroit team has seven
games of World Series experience be-
hind it, while many Cub players face
their first Series game.
In a short series pitching is more
than ever of dominant importance,
but little can be foreseen from a
comparison of the two staffs. Rowe,
Bridges, Auker, and Crowder against
Warneke, French, Lee, and Root -
there is little to choose. Elaborate
and detailed comparisons of the teams
at the other positions are being made
--none of which are reliable as pre-
dictions, for a Pepper Martin can, and
often does, upset all the dope.
Apparently illogical, and still very
strong in the minds of most fans, is
the argument that Chicago is not a
good team in a World Series. They
point to the Cubs' ignominous record-
in their last two Series - one victory
in 1929 against Philadelphia, none
in 1932 against New York. Everyone
remembers the famous fourth game
of the 1929 Series, which found the
Cubs ahead, 8-0, in the seventh, then
saw them blow up as the Athletics
scored 10 runs in that inning. It was
against the Cubs in 1932 that Lou
Gehrig and Babe Ruth led New York's
sluggers to an easy win in four games.
Cubs Hold Edge
Against Detroit in 1908 Chicago
won its last world title. Three con-
secutive times Detroit won the Amer-
ican League flag and each year they
were beaten in the Series. Twice it
was the Cubs who did it.
The Detroit players wanted to meet
Chicago -undoubtedly not to avenge
these defeats of a quarter of a cen-
tury ago so much as to enjoy the fi-
nancial benefits of larger Series
crowds. Ticket sell-outs are a cer-
tainty in both Detroit and Chicago.
Manager Charley Grimm of Chi-
cago chose Lonnie Warneke several
days ago as his starting pitcher in
the Navin Field opening game, while
Mickey Cochrane is expected to send
Schoolboy Rowe against him. Both
have finished the season with vic-
tories, Warneke over the Cardinals,
Rowe over the White Sox.
The first two games will be played
at Detroit, the next three at Wrigley

Field, and the final two, if necessary
back at Navin Field.
With more truth than usual, one
can say it will be a Series in which
anything can happen -and probably

The 'G-Men'

Go Sleut hing

For Cubs Tomorrow

Tigers Made
5-4 Favorites
Over Chicawo
NEW YORK--Sept. 30. Broadway
ti{ was taking time off today to discuss
World Series chances and Odds. After
the Roaring Forties conferred with
the betting riig at Jamaica and
heard the Middle Western angle, it
was determined that the Tigers would
go into the classic in Detroit next
Wednesday odds -on favorites at 5
to 4.
"The Tigers will be the favorites
over the Cubs," said Jack Doyle,
Broadway commissioner. "In the
West they are quoting 5 to 4. It
[NGER looks as if it will be that way here,
too. But there may be some 10 to 7
'S money around here, with 6 to 5 in
S Chicago.
0 Your professional layer of odds
n ifs dopes a World Series in his own par-
ticular way. For one thing he is not
especially interested in batting av-
ver the club erages, unless a Babe Ruth be in-
s. Navin was volved.

)f Real
He Faces Tigers

Twenty Two-
Year-Olds In
Futurity Race
NEW YORK, Sept. 30.-The $100,-
000 Belmont Futurity will bring to-
gether 20 leading two-year olds.- C. V.
Whitney's Red Rain, beaten once in
three starts, will most likely go to
the post greatly favored. The 61/2
furlong sprint will be run over the
famous Widener course and the
straightaway running should be made
to order for the winner of the Hope-
ful Stakes. A slow starter, Red Rain
will not have to worry much about his
position and should have plenty of
room to step out when he finds his
The leading two-year-olds nomi-
nated for the Belmont Futurity in-
cludes Bien Joli and Snark, which
finished second and third behind Red
Rain in the Hopeful; White Cockade,
Forever Yours, the champion two-
year-old filly of the year; Postage
Due, Alfred G. Vanderbilt's hope and
Ned Reigh.




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Mickey Plans To Cane(
Catch Each Game
If All Goes Well
CHICAGO, Sept. 30. - Mickey a small, obl
Cochrane will catch every game of the and yellow,
series, against either right or left keeps in hi
handed pitching, if the team clicks in treasured be
the first two games. of the De
Should the Tigers lose the first or League cha
second game, or should Cochrane fail It's a chec
to get in his slugging stride, then he half of the
gracefully will step aside and let Ray 1903 Christm
Hayworth catch against the left- he ever got
handed slants of Larry French or Roy the old can
Henshaw. moment to
"I will do the same with Jo-Jo cheering his
White," Manager Mike announced. few feet fro
"If White hits well in the first two those days
games or if we should win the first a humble bo
two I'll leave him in there. Other- a baseballc
wise I will let Gerald Walker play Navi
center on the days we face left- Before 19
handed pitching. was cashier
"Of course I believe we will win and employ of t
I believe the Tigers will do it in a who owned
convincing manner, but to pick a line- ferred to as
up so far in advance naturally only Navin di
can be tentative. If you want my bookkeeping
lineup as I see it now for the whole law. Just
series here it is: got prettyt
White, e.f couraging b
Cochrane, c. statistics th
Gehringer, 2b meeting th
Greenberg, lb
Goslin, lf.
Fox, rf. I-M Exte
Rogellss. Meet
'Owen, 3b.
Rowe, Bridges or Auker, P. Because o
It is apparent from that lineup that Sports Exte
Cochrane does not intend to use Gen- the I-M Bui
eral Alvin Crowder in any of the p.m. instea
games, previously a
"That plan also is entirely prob- This class
lematical," Cochrane said. paying the
"I believe we can witn with Rowe, $6 and will
Bridges and Auker, with Rowe pitch- the Intrami
ing the fourth game. Whether Tom- Varsity coac
my would be rested enough to pitch women will
the fifth game if necessary is also a swimming,b
question that only time will reveal. A ing, squash,
rainy day or two, for instance, would being offere
change all my plans. There is a pos- ing.
siility that under certain conditions The instru
Rowe could pitch three games. A. A. Jame
"It would be nice, though, if you Mann, Earle
give old General a chance to win a R. W. Webs
World Series game," someone sug-
gested. In two previous series Crow-
der did not win.
"Sure," Cochrane answered quickly.
"It would be nice if all the pitchers
could win, but sentiment can't play
ball. We have to put our best foot to
the front.
"I think our infield will outfieldV
and outhit the Cubs, and I'm sure we
have the edge on pitching. Tommy
Fridges has recovered from his tem-
porary lapse he suffered in trying to
win his nineteenth game, and Rowe
and Auker never have been better.
I'm not afraid of the outfield.
"In fact, I'm not afraid of any-
thing," he added emphatically.
Regarding Charlie Gehringer's
short slump at the bat, Cochrane said
he was not disturbed.
"Charlie isn't worried about Charlie
and neither am I," he said. "Yes,
Charlie will be O. K." ,

eled Cheek Among N.a
Iighly Treasured Belot

Giving the simple command to
relax and swing from their does,
Chancy Grimm sent his Chicago
Cubs to the year's longest winning
streak, 21 games, which gave them
the National League pennant. The
streak was ended last Saturday
when the Cubs were defeated by
the Cards in icxlra innings, but to-
morrow his team faces the Tigers
in the World Series opener.

, Sept. 30. -- (1P) ---There's
ong piece of paper, frayed
which Frank J. Navin
s desk, and it's a highly
elonging of the president
troit Tigers, American
k for $2,500, representing
initial cost of Navin's
nas present - the best one
Navin likes to look at
celed check, listen for a
the roar of thousands
Tigers on a field only a
m his office, then recall
when he changed from
ookkeeper to the owner of
n A Cashier Thenj
03 the present Tiger boss
and bookkeeper in the
he capitalist, S. F, Angus,
what laughingly was re-
a ball team.
dn't care much for the
job, so he began to study
about that time Angus
tired of looking at dis-
ox scores and attendance
iat didn't come close to
e payroll, so he induced
nsion Class To
)n Tuesday Nights
f a conflict in times, the
nsion class will meet at
Ilding on Tuesday at 7:00
d of Wednesday as was
will be open to anyone
special extension fee of
be taught by members of
ural Department and the
hing staff. Both men and
be given instruction in
badminton, tennis, fenc-
and archery as well as
d general athletic train-
actors will be Harold Copp,
s, John Johnstone, Matt
Riske, Ernest Smith, and

young Navin to take o
along with the Yawkeys

to pay $5,000 for his share.
Navin rented old Bennett Park for
$2,500 a year. It seated 5,500 cus-
tomers, but Navin recalls, "if we got
1,200 into the park we had a swell
Navin in those days was the entire
office force, looking after everything,
including the ticket sale. He used to
go out and help keep the spectators
off the field, too.
It wasn't until 1907 that baseball in
Detroit started to pay. A young man
by the name of Tyrus Raymond Cobb
began to make baseball history - and
the people wanted to see him. Navin
enlarged the seating capacity to 12,-
000. Business was picking up.
The Tigers won pennants in 1907,
1908 and 1909. Cobb's brilliance con-
tinued to pull people into the park.
In 1914 Navin Field was rebuilt to
seat 20,000 and in 1923 the capacity
was increased to 30,000.
Baseball Needs Babe Ruths
When Yawkey died, John Kelsey
and Walter O. Briggs bought into the
club, and at the death of the latter
Briggs and Navin became sole own-
"We need more ball players with
glamour," says Navin. "The game
needs more Babe Ruths. It needs
more men of the type of "Wild Bill"
Donovan, who could smile in defeat
as well as victory. The youngsters
adored him, just as they adore Ruth."
It was suggested that in the pres-
ent Tiger crop may be a few players
who may take their place as greats of
the game.
"Well, maybe that's true," said
Navin. Let's give these kids a little
time. Maybe a few are destined for
baseball immortality, too."
Jess Willard, Jr., son of the former
heavyweight champion, is at Cali-
fornia and will be eligible for track
next spring. He's a hurdler. Weighs
around 190 pounds and may go out
for football.


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