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Wikit Is Only Center;
Team Spearheaded by
Discharged Army Vets
PITTSBURGH, July 26-(AP)-
The Pittsburgh Steelers-Chicago
Cardinals National Football League
entry is casting about for a couple
of centers and a name that will fit
into headlines, but otherwise the club
figures it is pretty well set for next
autumn's football grind.
"We've got enough good men for
every position but center," Head
Coach Walt Keisling said today, "and
with four men recently discharged
by the army it looks like we're better
off than we've been for a couple of
years. But you can't tell what will
Last year the Pittsburgh-Philadel-.
phia combination-they picked up
the name of "Steagles"-finished sec-
ond in the Eastern Division of the
Out of 24 men on the roster to
date, the Pittsburgh-Chicago com-
bine has 12 men with professional
grid experience, headed by Ted
Doyle, ex-Nebraska tackle who has
played in the big time for seven years.
"We'll play ten league games this
year," Keisling said as he worked
on details of the combine's camp
which opens at Carroll College, Wak-
esha, Wis., Aug. 14. "Three of them
will be in Pittsburgh and two in
Chicago. The rest will be on the
"But we still need centers. The
only one we have signed so far is Al
Wikits, formerly of Duquesne. He's
had one year of professional experi-
"I don't know what we're going to
call this team," said Keisling. "There
doesn't seem to be any combination
of Steelers-Cardinals that can be
shortened enough to hit a headline."
NEW YORK - (AP) - Tommy
Loughran, one of boxing's famous
figures, soon will be honorably dis-
charged from the Marines because
"I expect to get my release within
a week," declared the 41-year-old
former lightheavyweight champion
last night while on a visit to New
Tommy, universally recognized as
one of the ring's most clever boxers,
now wears the stripes of a staff
sergeant in the Devil Dogs. He en-
tered the Marines on Sept. 15, 1942,
at Philadelphia and was sent to Par-
ris Island, N. C., where he was in
charge of boot training for nine
months. After that he spent four
months at New River, N. C., and
then was transferred to the Marine
barracks at the Philadelphia Navy
yard. He is in charge of the physi-
cal conditioning of the Marines there.
Tommy isn't thinking of a ring
comeback when he gets back into
"No, no," he laughed. "I expect to'
go into private business."
Germain of Philadelphia '
Will Defend Golf Title
CHICAGO, July 26.-(P)-Dorothy'
Germain of Philadelphia will defend1
emn's Western Golf Association said'
title at the Onwentsia country club,
Lake Forest; Ill., Aug. 7-12, the Wo-
men's western golf association said
/Jygain9g the eg'und4
9y ANK MANTHO
Duily Sports Editor
OLDTIMIERS AID BOND DRIVE-These Chicago Club oldtimers gathered at Wrigley Field, Chicago, to help a bond rally-left to right,
Mickey Doolan, ss; Rogers Hornsby, 2b; Mordecai Brown,' p; Jimmy V aughn, p; Jimmy Archer, c; Freddy Lindstrom, 3b.
Ralm aStops DetroitCotsinEgh
L ET'S GO BACK to Memorial Day, 1930, when Al Simmons, one of base-
ball's most colorful players, managed to have the most amazing day
in his career at the plate.
The Washington Senators, who were leading the league by four games,
were in Philadelphia for a double bill. The Athletics were in second
place, and this series would have a lot to do in determining the outcome
of the pennant chase.
To show the supreme importance placed on this series by the
Washington 'brain trust,' they sent their two star hurlers, Ad Liska
and Bump Hadley, into Philadelphia 48 hours ahead of the team.
This was done so that the two pitchers would be well rested for the
In the first game, Liska had managed to hold Connie Mack's boys
in check. He held a 6-3 lead going into the ninth inning, when with two
outs, the next two Athletic's got hits. This brought the veteran Simmons,
who had gone hitless in four previous attempts, to the plate.
ALREADY THINKING that the game was lost, Simmons teed off
on the first pitch by Liska and lined it into the left stands, to tie the
score at six all.
The game went into extra innings, and in the fifteenth frame,
Al singled to get on base. As he rounded the third base sack in a
faked attempt to score on Jimmie Foxx's single, he got caught in a
run down, but managed to slide back into third safely.
However, in sliding back to the bag, Simmons ruptured a blood vessel
in his leg. While Al hobbled in with the winning run on Boob McNair's
single, the club physician was called to examine the fast swelling leg.
The club's medico, a rabid baseball fan, informed Connie Mack
that he would take the injured player to the -hospital only after he had
seen the remainder of the double bill. He added that the beloved
Mack could put his slugging outfielder in uniform and use him as a-
pinch hitter if the need arose.
With the A's again behind in the seventh inning of the nightcap, 7-3,
and the bases loaded, Mack felt that the need had arisen, and motioned
for Simmons to come into the game as a pinch hitter.
HADLEY was on the mound for the Senators and his first two pitches
to Simmons were balls. He then tried to breeze a fast one past the
slugger, and Al connected for another four-bagger to tie the old ball garme,
which Philadelphia went on to win in the ninth inning.
This exhibition of hitting and determination to win on the part of
the A's broke the spirit of the Senators' pennant ambitions, and they
were never the same after that double defeat.
Not only did Simmons one man demonstration show what athlete's
call "guts," but it also showed that such initiative does not go unnoticed.
This is attested by the fact that Simmons' was amply remunerated for
his, efforts, as he received a three year contract for $100,000, which Connie
Mack had not intended to give the veteran until that glorious day.
Braves, Reds Break Even in Twin Bill ,
Are Beaten in
MILWAUKEE- (/P)- Kenneth
Green of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Dick
Braden of Monroe, Mich., were de-
feated in a Western Junior Tennis
Tournament doubles match yester-
day, but Green and two other Michi-
gan boys coasted through the second-
Green and Braden captured* the
first set but later fell before the seed-
ed No. 2 pair of Matt Murphy and
Herbert, Suhr of San Francisco, 3-6,
Gloria King, Detroit girl entered in
the junior division, also was beaten
by a favorite, Kitty Hill of Brookline,
Mass., 6-1, 6-1. Miss Hill is seeded
Two other Detroiters were elimi-
nated from the junior boys running.
Bill Sayres was defeated by Bob
Goldfarb of El Paso, Tex., 6-4, 6-3,
and Leonard Brose was downed by
Robert David of Chicago, 6-1, 6-4.1
In the boys division Green coasted
through the second round by a de-
fault victory over Donald Crite of
Lafayette, Ind.; Alex Halzeck of
Hamtramck, Mich., defeated Dick
Mullaney, Milwaukee, and Fred Al-
bert of Ironwood, Mich., trimmed
Alfred Pushner, Milwaukee. Richard
Kin of Kalamazoo was defeated by
Warren Moeller of Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE, July 26.-(/P)-Ber-
nard (Tut) Bartzen of San Angelo,
Tex.. seeded No. 1 in the junior divi-
sion of the western junior boys tennis
tournament, swept into the quarter
finals today without the loss of a
game to Don Seifert of Chicago.
Two more contenders in the boys'
division won through to quarter final
berths, joining two seeded players
who won their places earlier. Charles
De Voe of Indianapolis took a three
set decision from James Orwin of
Kalamazoo, Mich., 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, and
Alex Hetzick of Hamtramck, Mich.,
eliminated Tony Trabart of Cincin-
nati, 6-2, 6-1.
Downpour Prevents Newhouser
From Winning Sixteenth Game
DETROIT, July 26-(AP)-Rain
stopped the Detroit-Boston game in
the first of the eighth tonight, with
the score tied 1-all. Two Red Sox
players were on base, and only one
away, when the downpour came.
Hal Newhouser, making a bid for
his 16th victory, held Boston to four
singles. George Woods yielded the
Tigers six hits, including a two-bag-
ger by Pinky Higgins.
The Detroit tally came in the
fourth when Eddie Mayo beat out a
hit to Bob Doerr, advanced on a
single by Roger Cramer and scored
from third after Leon Culbertson's
catch of Rudy York's fly to center.
Boston came back in the seventh
when Bob Johnson walked, went to
third on Doerr's single and came
home after Cramer's catch of Jim
Tabor's fly to center.
The Tigers threatened in their
half of the seventh, but a double
play which nipped Chuck Hostetler at
the plate, Newsome to Cronin to
catcher Roy Partee, ended the up-
Hits by Culbertson and Pete Fox
boosted Boston's chances in the
eighth, but they were washed out by
a sudden showerhthat made the
grounds so wet that officials ruled
the game could not proceed. A paid
crowd of 5,490 witnessed the abbrevi-
ated twilight contest.
$47 A STROKE:
Prize Cash in Sports Events
Emphasizes Financial Angles
For Top Berth
In Junior Circuit
By the Associated Press
Cleveland nursed a budding pen-
nant boom today as the Tribe cele-
brated its eighth win in nine starts
against eastern opposition and a
10-0 landslide over the New York
Lou Boudreau's club, always touted
as "the best on paper" but a consis-
tent disappointment to its followers,
quit the cellar less than a month ago
and moved into fourth place by easy,
Although still in fourth spot, Cleve-
land trailed second place New York
by a single game and the leading
St. Louis Brownies by four and one-
As the Cleveland-New York series
went into its second stage tonight the
big league calendar called for the
final seven games of 16 scheduled for
war relief. In addition to the All-
Star game in Pittsburgh that sent
$106,275 into the service bat and ball
fund, nine special games upped the
total to $304,775.
Funds for War Relief
St. Louis, Cleveland and Chicago in
the American and all the eastern
clubs in the National give over to-
day's receipts to the war fund in an
effort to hit the $500,000 goal. All
war fund games, except the Cincin-
nati at Boston doubleheader, will be
played tonight. Every team will have
given over one home date to the
Steve Gromek, a strong armed
chucker for Baltimore last year, shut
out the Yanks for Cleveland, sprink-
ling six blows while Ken Keltner's
grand slam homer in the first frame
doomed Hank Borowy.
Bob Muncrief upped, the Browns
margin on the Yanks to three and
one-half games by turning back Phil-
adelphia, 9-1, for his 10th victory.
Lum Harris was the main victim as
St. Louis cuffed three A's hurlers for
16 safeties before 3,462 fans, the
smallest night game crowd of the
major league season.
Al Jurisich kept the St. Louis
Cardinals in a winning mood by
blanking the Phillies, 9-ft.
BOSTON, July 26.- (lP)- After
knocking Bucky Walters out of the
box for a 9-2 victory, the Boston
Braves dropped the nightcap by an
8-5 margin today while splitting a
doubleheader with the Cincinnati
Red Barrett held the Reds to seven
hits and only one earned run, the
result of successive two-baggers by
Max Marshall and Gee Walker in the
first inning of the opener.
Ira Hutchinson and Al Javery gave
the Reds a total of 11 bases on balls
in the second game but the Braves
closed in determined fashion by driv-
ing over three runs with five hits in
Cincinnati . .100 000 100-2 7 2
Boston .....0001 036 00x-9 14 2
Walters, De La Cruz and Mueller,
Just; Barrett and: Hofferth.
Cincinnati ..102 002 030-8 11' 0
Boston .....001 000 013-5 11 0
Gumbert and Mueller; Hutcin-
son, Javery, Hickey and Kluttz.
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK-Whoever figured out
that the Tam O'Shanter golf tourna-
ment will be worth about $47 a stroke
to the winner wasn't doing the con-
testants any favor. We can just hear
every guy on the course going around
muttering "$47-$47-$47" every time
he addresses the ball, and everyone
knows that's the wrong address.
It's tough enough to hit a golf ball
without having your mind cluttered
up with thoughts of what a messed-
up shot is going to cost you in dol-
lars and cents, and knowing that an
out-of-bounds tee shot iqi't going to
cost you just a stroke and distance,
but a stroke, distance and $47.
We've seen fellows shake like ,a
jeep and miss a fourteen-inch putt
just because there was a nickel hang-
ing on the shot. When some of these
Tam O'Shanter performers miss a
stroke with $47 in the kitty, they're
liable to have another one right
Anyway, the breaking down of the
prize money into items such as the
dollars and cents a stroke is just
another indication of the importance
attached to the financial angles of
our sporting events and how the
magnitude of an event ini the public
mind is in direct proportion to the
Babe Ruth hit a lot of home runs,
and we had to know how much each
home, run was worth to him. Joe
Louis knocked out a lot of guys in
one, two or three rounds, and some-
one always had to figure how much
he got a minute.
But breaking down the golf earn-
ings into an itemized statement even
before a tournament is played is a
new one on us. We have an idea it is
something new to the contestants.
It will start them thinking, which is
bad, particularly for a golfer, who
should let his arms and hands and
wrists think for him.
They were just general worriers
before, fretting about their game as
a whole. Now every shot is a separate
worry. They can see a price tag
pinned to the ball every time they
get ready to smack it.
About the only way they can keep
from going completely nuts is to
figure that every imperfect shot isn't
costing $47. A flubbed iron that gains
on the hole might be figured as cost-
ing only $32.75.
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Major League Standings
AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pet. *GB W L Pct. *GB
St. Louis.......53 51 .564 --- St. Louis .......62 24 .721 -
New York .......47 42 .528 312 Cincinnati ..... 50 39 .562 13
Boston..........48 44 .522 4 Pittsburgh ......47 37 .560 14
Cleveland.......48 45 .516 41 New York .......32 47 .472 21x1
DETROftI.......46 47 .495 62 Philadelphia ... .37 48 .435 24%
Chicago . ........ 42 45 .438 7%'Chicago .........36 47 .434 24'/
Washington .....42 49 .462 9 Boston..........37 53 .411 27
Philadelphia . . . . 39 52 .429 12% Brooklyn ........36 52 .409 27
TUESDAY'S NIGHT GAMES '*Games behind leader.
Cleveland 10, New York 0. TUESDAY'S NIGHT GAME
St. Louis 9, Philadelphia 1. St. Louis 9, Philadelphia 0.
WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS WEDN'ESDAY'S RESULTS'
Boston at DETROIT, incomplete. Cincinnafi 2-8, Boston 9-5.
New York at Clevelai d, night. Pittsburgh at New York, night.
Washington at Chicago, night. Chicago at Brooklyn, night.
Philadelphia at St. Louis, night. St. Louis at Philadelphia, night.
THIJRSDAY'S GAMES THURSDAY'S GAMES
Boston at DETROIT. Chicago at Brooklyn, night.
Washington at Chicago, night. Cincinnati at Boston.
Philadelphia at St. Louis, night. Pittsburgh at New York, night.
New York at Cleveland. St. Louis at Philadelphia, twilight.
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