THIRD GREAT YEAR:
Newhouser Notches 20th Win
As Tiger Homers Shade A's
By ALYS GEORGE
Daily Sports Staff
TED WILLIAMS' uncanny eye for pitches and his slugging feats of the
present baseball campaign have made the Boston hitter the most feared
batter in the American League.
Although pitchers have tried in vain to find a cure for the Wil-
liams menace by serving up everything in their repertoire, including
Rip Sewell's 'blooper' ball, only one sure way of stopping 'Terrible Ted,
has been found.
According to the averages Williams is reduced to impotence when play-
ing night ball. In the nine games Boston has played under the arcs so far
this season, Williams has been able to collect only three hits, one of them a
double, in 26 official trips to the plate, for an incredible average of .115,.
which only Lefty Gomez could be proud of.
Although Williams is presently pacing the American League in the
runs-batted-in department with a total of 92, he has been unable to
knock in a single tally in a night ball game. Meanwhile he has scored
only two of his total 95 runs while playing under the lights.
What causes the Red Sox star's seeming paralysis at the plate in night
contests may be anyone's guess. One of the factors may be that Williams
has not played enough ball under the lights. The Red Sox do not have the
advantage of playing any of their night games on their home grounds as
Fenway Park is not equipped for night ball. However, plans for a lighting
system to be installed at Bostop by next season have already been blue-
MOREOVER, Williams has been away from Organized Baseball since the
end of the 1942 season, and since that time the number of games played
after dark has taken a big jump. In Williams' last year in the Major Leagues
before going into the Navy, Boston had only 11 night contests scheduled,,
while this, his first post-war season, the Red Sox play 21 games under the
Perhaps when Williams becomes more accustomed to playing after
dark, American League hurlers no longer will be able to rely on night
shadows to give them any relief from the Boston slugger.
1feanwhile the advantage lies with the St. Louis Browns and the Wash-
ington Senators, who play most of theii home games at night. In the last
four-game series the Red Sox played at Sportsman's Park not only was Wil-
liams limited to two hits, but the entire Boston club was able to squeeze only
one run across the plate as they lost all four contests.
Although night games do not help Williams' average any, he is pre-
sently only a few percentage points behind lWickey Vernon in the race
for batting honors. He may be on his way to leading the league in each of
the three batting prizes, percentage, home runs, and runs-batted-in, for
the second time in his five years as a major leaguer.
In 1942 he won the triple batting crown with a .356 average, while he
clouted 37 home runs and drove 137 runs across the plate. At the pace he is
setting now, Williams should be able to surpass these figures. He has already
batted in 92 runs and has hit for the circuit 27 times.
Chi Phi, Rumsey, Vets
Housing Lead I-MLoops
By The Associated Press
DETROIT, July 27-Hal New-
houser, the Detroit Tigers' talented
left-handed pitcher, entered the ma-
jestic circle of 20-game vinners for
the third year in a row today by
whipping the Philadelphia Athletics
4 to 2 for his eighth straight triumph.
Facing the A's for the first time this
year, Newhouser lacked much of his
usual effectiveness, yielding eight
hits, but struck out eight men and
had a shutout until ex-Tiger Barney
McCosky's third single drove in a
pair of Philadelphia runs in the
Newhouser was ahead 4-0 at the
time, as a result of homers by George
Kell and Jimmy Bloodworth and
Doc Cramer's two-run single.
Luman Harris, who didn't allow a
Tiger to hit safely until the fifth
inning, stayed on even terms until.
Kell smashed his second homer of
the year leading off the sixth. Blood-
worth's homer opened the seventh
and Detroit counted twice more in
that inning on hits by Newhouser,
Eddie Lake and Cramer.
The defeat was Philadelphia's sixth
without a victory in Detroit this
A crowd of 19,814 paid put De-
troit's home attendance total for the
season within easy reach of the mil-
lion mark going into Sunday's double-
header in which Paul Trout and
Stubby Overmire are slated to pitch
against Phil Marchildon and Jesse
Flores of the Macks.
For 42 games at home the Tigers
now ha've played to 979,690 paying
Yanks Wallop Sox, 10-4
CHICAGO, July 27 -Displaying
some robust batting including four
hits in five times at bat by rookie
first baseman Steve Souchock, the
New York Yankees walloped the Chi-
cago White Sox 10-4 today for their
second straight victory over the
Windy City outfit.
In addition to pounding out his
second homer of his brief major
league career, Souchock belted a
triple and two singles and drove
in four runs.
Senators Nip Tribe, 3-2
CLEVLAND, July 27-The Wash-
ington Senators dampened the Cleve-
land Indians' hopes for a first divis-
ion berth today as they rallied in
the late frames for their second
straight one-run victory over the
yTribe, 3 to 2.
Arlington Jinx Crushes
Assault; Champ Is Lasit
CHICAGO, July 27 - (4') -
Mighty Assault, reigning 3-year-
old champion and leading money
winner, finished absolutely last in
a six horse field today as The
Dude scored- an astounding upset
victory in the $95,650 Arlington
A throng of 45,000 witnessed The
Dude's triumph which brought
home, with stunning effect, the
fable that Arlington Park is the
graveyard of champions.
The winner, purchased only a
year ago as a selling plater for
$4,000, is owned by Mrs. Al Gaal,
New Orleans, La., whose husband
trains the colt and owns a small
time four-horse stable. For The
Dude's victory, Mrs. Gaal collected
$76,850, richest prize in Classic
Not only did the bearer of Mrs.
Gaal's American Beauty silks
flash to a convincing triumph in
the mile and a quarter event, but
the little chestnut colt made the
pace so hot that Assault trailed
the field, two and one quarter
lengths in back of Lord Boswell in
fifth place. James C. Stone's Sgt.
Spence, a 45 to 1 shot, finished
second and John Marschs Mighty
Read agid Use The Daily
CHICAGO, July 27-(f)-Deter-
mined Herman Barron, 36-year-old
veteran from White Plains, N.Y., bol-
stered his bid or the $10,500 top
prize in the $50,875 All-American
Open Golf Tourney today with a
three-under-par ,69 to fashion a 54-
hole lead of three strokes.
Barron's total was 208, eight under
Claude Harmon formerly of Bir-
mingham, Mich., and now a pro at
Mamaroneck, N.Y., moved into the
runner-up spot with 211 as he also
banged a third-round 69.
The smooth-playing Barron, who
was a stroke off the pace in the re-
cent U.S. Open Championship, open-
ed with a 36 in today's semi-final
round, matching par, and then
srteaked home with 33, three under
Ellsworth Vines, national tennis
champion in the early thirties, slowed
to par 72 for a 54-hole count of 212,
four strokes off the pace.
;Meanwhile, favored Babe Didrik-
son Zaharias of Denver, Colo., re-
tained the 54-hole lead in the concur-
rent All-American Women's open
with 236, four strokes ahead of Betty
Jameson of San Antonio, Tex., wvho
... wins number 20.
York Goes Wild.
ST. LOUIS, July 27-(P)-Rudy
York, Boston first baseman equalled
the Major Leaue record for home
runs with the bases filled in one
game by clouting his 12th and 13th
round-trippers of the season in
the second and fifth innings to-
night against the St. Louis Browns
as the Sox scored a 13 to G tri-
Chi Phi moved into undisputed
control of the fraternity softball
league at the conclusion of this
week's play, while Rumsey held dqwn
first place in the Residence Hall loop
and Vets Housing paced the inde-
All three of the ,eague .leaders
have perfect records to date. In
the fraternity competition, Sigpma
Chi has been involved in both of the
tie games which have been played.
Prescott ............. 4
Vaughn .............. 1
Wenely .............. 0
Vets Housing..... 3
Gamma Delta ........ 1
Sigma Alpha Epsion
Zeta Beta Tau ....
Delta Tau Delta.
Phi Sigma Delta . .
New York...... 56
Detroit ........ 52
Washington ... 48
St. Louis .......39
Philadelphia ... 26
Detroit 4, Philadelphia 2
New York 10, Chicago 4
Washington 3, Cleveland 2
Boston 13, St. Louis 6
St. Louis .......54
New York...... 42
Philadelphia .. 39
Pittsburgh .... 36
Philadelphia 8, 0;
As .Bums Sink
BROOKLYN, July 27,G')-Man-
ager Frankie Frisch of the Pitts-
burgh Pirates was ejected from each
game today as the National League
leading Brooklyn Dodgers celebrated
Leo Durocher's 40 birthday by beat-
ing the Bucs twice by identical 4-3
Little Eddie Stanky staged a one-
man show before Brooklyn's second
largest home crowd, of the season,
33,645 paid admissions. He broke up
the first game with his third single
in the ninth, the blow scoring Eddie
Miksis with the winning run. Miksis
was running for Ferrell Anderson
who had doubled.
Frisch was banished in the fourth
inning of the first contest by Um-
pire Dusty Boggess for protesting a
called strike on Frankie Gustine. Un-
der the new National League rule he
was allowed. to return to the bench
for the second game and in the ninth
inning was chased' by Umpire George
'Darr when he protested a home plate
decision in which Al Gionfriddo was
retired attempting to score the tying
run on a single by Billy Cox to left
Kramer, MTioy Vie
hI Seabright Finals
SEA BRIGHT, N.J., July 27-()-
Jack Kramer of Montebello, Calif.,
will oppose Gardnar Mulloy of Mi-
ami, Fla., in the final of the Invi-
tation Tennis Tournament tomorrow
at the Seabright Lawn Tennis and
Kramer, seeded second in the
draw, was extended to four gruelling
sets today before ousting Alejo Rus-
sel of Argentina, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.
10:30 A.M. to 12 NOON and,1 P.M. to 4 P.M.
Chicago 0, 9;
Brooklyn 4, 4; Pittsburgh 3, 3
New York 5, 11; Cinicinnati 3, 1
Boston 5, St. Louis 4
State Meet Attracts 200
PORT HURON, Mich., July 27-
(P)-A field of 200 of the state's top
professional and amateur golfers was
almost certain today to pack the en-
try list for the 1946 Michigan Open
Championship opening next Friday
at the Black River Country Club. Ap-
proximately 150 entries, headed by
that of defending champion Chuck
Kocsis, Detroit amateur, already
have been received and additional
starters wil be accepted until post
time-up to a limit of 210 players.
There will be no further Ensian Distribution until October.