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NEW YORK - ( n) - Threat of
'a cast a gray shadow last night
ver the Brooklyn World Series
pening today between the New
Cork Yankees and the Brooklyn
But the forecast of scattered
bowers failed to lower the en-
husiasm of the vast multitude of
aucous Dodger adherents, of
.aughty Yankee supporters, and
f out-of-town baseball fans of
11 stripes of opinion.
ames one, two, six and seven of
he baseball classic, can accom-
nodate 70,000 fans but it was all'
old out except for the usual
leacher seats which are a cinch
osell like hot cakes when the
sates open at 9 a.m. today.
The first day crowd may set
a new record for receipts., The
stadium mark is $327,659.70
made in the 1947 series with
Brooklyn. Since then prices have
been boosted from $6.60 to $8.00
for boxes and $4.40 to $6.00 for
reserved seats. This may bring
the receipts over even the lushj
$378,788.73 hit in the larger
Cleveland Stadium last year.
Prices then were as they are
now but there are more box seats
in Yankee Stadium.
There were black market offers

as high as $50.00 for a single place
in a box costing originally $8.00.
HIGH STRATEGY went on in
secret meetings of the rival teams.
White-haired Burt Shotton, who
manages the National League
Dodgers, said he would not reveal
his starting pitcher until today.
On the high levels were voiced
the opinions of the men most
"Our pitching is better now
than it was two years ago," pro-
claimed Branch Rickey, presi-
dent of the Dodgers," and we did
carry the Yankees to seven
games then."
He referred to the 1947 series
between the same two teams when
New York won four out of the
seven games that are the series'
"I ain't talkin'," said the Yan-
kee catcher, Larry (Yogi) Berra,
referring to the speediest Dodger,
Jackie Robinson, "but he just
ain't gonna go no place. I know
somethin',nthat's all."
Thus professional attention was.
focused on two very debatable
points: Can Dodger pitching stand
up under Yankee power hitting?
Will Jackie Robinson and his base
stealing team-mates drive Berra
to distraction?

READY FOR SERIES-Allie Reynolds of the Yanks, left, and his partner-in-pitching Joe Page, will face
Newcombe of the Dodgers, pictured above in the order named.

either Preacher Roe or Don

No Class Cuts
For .little Joe
NEW YORK-(P)-Papa Joe Di-
Maggio, center fielder for the New
York Yankees, ruled today that
8-year-old Joe DiMaggio, Jr., can't
skip school to see World Series
"Maybe he'll get to see one in
Brooklyn Saturday or Sunday. A
boy can't skip classes to see a ball
game,'* said Papa Joe.
"My dad will knock those Dod-
ger pitchers right out of the ball
park," chimed in Joe, Jr.

Maize and Blue Tops in Nation
In Firsti AP Pall; Ir'ishi Press

(Continued from Page 1)
and one each to Army and


ALL OF THE top ten are unde-'
feated, having played only two or
three games this season. Only 18
other teams were mentioned in
the balloting, and some of them
already have been beaten.
Michigan, the Big Ten cham-
pions, barely beat Michigan
State, 7-3, in their opener be-
fore dropping Stanford, 27-7, to
run their victory string to 25
games dating back to 1946.
Notre Dame, unbeaten in its last
29 games although tied twice, has
a 49-6 conquest of Indiana and a
27-7 triumph over Washington to
show for its 1949 efforts.
Oklahoma boosted its winning
streak to 12 games with one-sided
victories over Boston College and
Texas A. and M. Tulane, also pick-
ing up where it left off last year
when it won nine straight, has
turned back two good Southeast-
ern Conference Clubs.
As a matter of comparison, the
top ten lined up like this at the
end of the 1948 season: Michigan,
Notre Dame, North Carolina, Cali-
fornia, Oklahoma, Army, North-
western, Georgia, Oregon and
Southern Methodist.
Coaltown After
Win in Belmont
NEW YORK -(P)- Coaltown,
facing some rugged opposition, is
scheduled to go after his 13th vic-
tory in 14 starts this year in the
$20,000-added Sysonby Mile to-
morrow at Belmont Park.
The Calumet Farm Cannonball,
absent from New York tracks since
April when he won the Gallant
Fox Handicap, has five opponents
in the event, including his stable-
mate Ponder.
However, the chief contention
is expected to come from Green-
tree Stable's Capot, bitter rival of
Ponder for 1949 three-year-old
honors, and King Ranch's Assault,
horse of the year and triple crown
champion in 1946.


The total vote with points fig-
ured on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
basis (first place votes in paren-
1. Michigan (34), 688
2. Notre Dame (15), 627
3. Oklahoma (17), 505
4. Tulane (4), 442
5. Minnesota (2), 353
6. North Carolina (3), 294
7. Army (1), 280
8. South California, 210
9. Southern Methodist, 194
10. California, 129
The second ten-11, Ohio State,
120; 12, Texas, 106; 13, Michigan
State, 86; 14, Duke (3), 15, Ken-
tucky (1), 76; 16, Villanova, 72;
17, Cornell, 39; 18, UCLA, 32; 19,
Pittsburgh, 28; 20, tie among
Pennsylvania, Northwestern and
Missouri, 11 each.
Others receiving one or more
votes-Georgia, 6; Louisiana State
5; Stanford, 3; Illinois, 2; Baylor,
1; Navy, 1.

Series Facts
And Figures
Contenders-New York (AL)
vs. Brooklyn (NL).
Sites--Yankee Sadium, Wed-
nesday and Thursday; Ebbetts
Field, Friday, Saturday and Sun-
day; Yankee Stadium, Monday
and Tuesday. Series is best four
out of seven games.
Time -- All games start at
noon, CST., except Sunday when
game starts at 1:05 p.m.
Odds-Yankees favored 10 to.
17 (man to man betting).
Ticket Prices - Boxes $8.00;
reserved seats $6.00; general ad-
mission and standing room $4;
bleachers $1.00.
Attendances - Approximately
70,000 at all games in Yankee
Stadium and 35,000 at all games
in Ebbetts field (capacity for
both parks).
Radio -Mutual Broadcasting
System (11:45 a.m., CST).
Television-All networks on
pool basis.

4 lie ReynoldsfToOppose
Roe or Don Newcombe
Furillos Groin Injury May Keep Him Out;
Smoky Joe Page Likely To See Relief Duty
NEW YORK - (A') - It will be illo would start in rightfield today.
Allie Reynolds, the sturdy papoose He wouldn't even name a possible
from Oklahoma City, against eith- alternate
cr big Don Newcombe or Elwin
(Preacher) Roe when the Yan- Against Reynolds, a right-
kees and the Dodgers lock horns in hander, Shotton has stocked his
the opening game of the '49 lineup with lefthanded hitters
World Series today at Yankee St- for the opener. Duke Snider will
dium. be in centerfield, Gene Herman-
Reynolds at least will start for ski in left and Johnny Jorgen-
the American League champions. sen at third in the usual Dodger
That is on the word of Manager shift against orthodox throwers.
Casey Stengel. It will surprise no Should Furillo be unable to
one, least of all old "Case," if Fire- start, Shotton will be hard put to
man Joe Page is in there throwing replace him against the Yankee
his bullets before the last Brook- righthanders, Reynolds and Vic
lyn batter is out. Raschi. Marvin; Rackley, who bats
from the left side, hit a laudable
THOUGH HE boasts a shining .303 in infrequent appearances this
record of 17 victories against six year, but he isn't a Furillo.
defeats for the torrid campaign Casey Stengel of the Yanks, an-
just ended, Reynolds pitched only other oldtime player of the per-
four complete games. Page res- centages, will not name his man
cued the righthander more times at three positions until just before
than Joe DiMaggio said "hello game time, when he sees whether
nurse." it is Roe or Newcombe for the op-
Adhering to a policy le estab- position.
lished in his first World Series if it's Roe, the southpaw, he will
two years ago, Manager Burt crowd three righthand batters into
Shotton of the Brooks declined the middle and lower end of his
either to name his starter or to order--Billy Johnson at third,
concede that it was a choice be- Johnny Lindell in left field and
tween Newcombe and Roe. Hank Bauer in right. If it's New-
But the experts could not imag- combe, three lefties will swing for
mne the gray-haired pilot entrust- the beckoning rightfield stands at
ing the big first game to any other the stadium-Bobby Brown at
member of his somewhat uncer- third, Gene Woodling in left and
tain staff. Newcombe, the 235- Cliff Mapes in right field.
pound Negro freshman, and Roe, C__f__Mapesmrigh___.
the canny southpaw veteran, were
the backbone of the Dodgers' flag




AP Sports Roundup


they turned on the Northrop
Field lights at dusk yesterday, the
Minnesota football Gophers were
still at work, running against
Northwestern University defensive
formations reported by Coach
Bernie Bierman's scouts.
Bierman, still irked by what he
considered the Gophers' sluggish
play against Nebraska last Satur-
day, was quick to criticize.
Tom Krueger, promising 220
pound sophomore promoted to
second string guard after the
Washington opener, will be out
for several weeks and possibly
the entire season. Krueger has
been under treatment for a bone
infection in his arm.
COLUMBUS, O. - (/) - Ohio
State University's football squad
scrimmaged against the freshmen
again yesterday in a drizzling
The frosh ran plays from

Southern California's offense
(the Bucks meet Southern Cal
at Los .Angeles on Saturday).
Coach Wes Fesler said he was
pleased at the way the varsity
stopped the frosh.
Fesler said the squad was in top
physical shape. He planned an-
other hard scrimmage today.
MEXICO CITY -(p)- Frankie
Parker, third ranking U.S. star,
and two other American aces ad-
vanced to the fourth round of the
singles play in the Pan-American
tennis tourney yesterday.

A MAJOR mystery developed
around mid-day when Carl Furillo,
slugging Brooklyn rightfielder who
blasted for an amazing .410 av-
erage in the last 46 games of the
season, told newsmen he wouldn't
be able to play tomorrow "unless
the doctor performs a miracle."
Furillo, whose throwing arm
is one of the most feared in the
big leagues, said he pulled some-
thing loose in his groin when he
slid into, third in the final game
against the Phillies Sunday at
Shibe Park.
"I took four swings in batting
practice today and had to quit,"
said the Stony Creek, Pa., product.
"I can't hit and I can't run. If I
play I'll do more harm than good."
THAT SEEMED real enough-a
cruel blow to the Dodgers' hopes,
of matching the Yankees' batting
power in the play-off. But Shot-
ton mystified the same newsmen
by announcing calmly that Fur-

Player & Position Bat'g
Peewee Reese, ss .277
John Jorgensen, 3b .269
Duke Snider, ef .292
Jackie Robinson, 2b .342
Gene Hermanski, if .299
Carl Furillo, rf .322
Gilbert Hodges, lb .286
Roy Campanella, a .287
D. Newcombs (R) p 17W
or Preacher Roe (L) 15W
Dodge N Team .270

Phil Rizzuto, ss
Tom Henrich, lb
Larry Berra, e
Joe DiMaggio, cf
Robert Brown, 3b
or Wm. Johnson
John Lindell, if
or Gene Woodling
Clifford Mapes, rf
or Henry Bauer
Gerald Coleman, 2b
Allie Reynolds (R) P
Yankee Team

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