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THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1950

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Tigers

Stay

Four

Games

Ahead, Beat

Browns,

6-

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n

Yankees Beat A

's,

12-8

Joost Lost for Month

NEW YORK-(AP)-Eddie Joost,
shortstop of the Philadelphia Ath-
letics, sustained severely torn lig-
aments in his left knee yesterday
afternoon as the seventh-placers
were beaten by the New York
Yankees, 12-8.
The 34-year-old infielder was
involved in a collision at second
base with Cliff Mapes, big Yankee
outfielder, in the seventh inning.
He was carried from the field on
a stretcher and, after an examina-
tion was removed to a hospital for
X-rays. He probably will be side-
lined at least a month.
THE INJURY occurred just a
bit before the game was halted
by rain. With one out in the Phila-

delphia eighth, showers forced a
35 minute delay.
The Yankees bagged three Ath-
letic hurlers for 13 hits, with Alex
Kellner taking the loss. He was
thumped for five in the fourth,
three crossing on Mapes' seventh
homer of the season. Phil Rizzu-
to made three hits for New York
and Johnson had a perfect day
with four for four.
INDIANS 8, WHITE SOX 3
CLEVELAND-(P)-Pitcher Bob
Lemon, of Clevlaned, given a five
run advantage in the first inning,
defeated the Chicago White Sox
Tiger Star Dies
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -(A')-
Joseph A. (Joe) Sargent, 56,
former infielder for the Detroit
Tigers and St. LouisCardinals,
died yesterday at his home
here.
last night, 8 to 3. Lemon allowed
nine scattered hits, including
home runs by Dave Philley and
Eddie Robinson, but marked up
his 11th win of the season.
BOSTON-(,P)-The Washington
Senators overcame a 5-1 deficit
while overhauling the Boston Red
Sox for a 9-7 victory last night
before a packed 32,695 crowd.
After a delay of 63 minutes, the
game was ruled ended because of
rain at the end of seven innings.

Jockey Gets
Award for
Heroic Act
CHICAGO - (AP) - Jockey Ken-
neth Church was commended by
the Illinois Racing Board yester-
day for an act of heroism which
may have cost him victory in the
third race at Arlington Park.
By his action Church, a Wind-'
sor, Canada, lad probably saved
fellow jockey Wendell Eads from
death or serious injury.
* * *
SHORTLY AFTER the break in
the third race, Eads, aboard Trier,
lost his stirrup and was at the
point of falling when Church, see-
ing his predicament, spurted up
alongside and pulled him back into
the saddle. He rode along until
Eads regained control of his
mount.
Church was riding Hair Stylist
the favorite. After his rescue of
Eads he went after the leaders,
but the race went to Ferry Pilot.
Hair Stylist finished second by a
length.
The cheers of the crowd were
deafening when Church came back
to salute the judges and dismount.
Joseph Broderick, secretary of
the racing board, said the board
will honor Church with a scroll.

Lees Leads
British Open

Houtteman Allows Nine
Hits to Notch 11th Win

,..,

Golf With 68
TROON, SCOTLAND-(A') -Ar-
thur Lees, a stubby little golfer
with a bulging waist line, smother-
ed par and the efforts of 92 other
shot makers yesterday to take the
first round lead in the British
Open Golf Championship with a
68.
That's two under par and five
strokes better than John Bulla,
curly-haired pro from Pittsburgh,
and Jim McHale of Philadelphia,
leaders of the four-man U.S. bri-
gade.
BULLA WON the medal earlier
this week with a pair of 70's.
Frank Stranahan, the muscle man
from Toledo, Ohio, skied to a 77
while Art Clark, the golfing farm-
er from Huntington, W. Va., fired
a 74.
In fact, only two other golf-
ers beside Lees broke par on
the 6,583-yard old Troon course
where the regulation figures are
35-35-0.
One was defending champion
Bobby Locke of South Africa,
whose performance confirmed him
as the short-priced favorite to
win the cupagain. The other was
E. E. Whitcomb, a British pro.
* * *
SAM KING, like Lees a British
Ryder Cup player, stood alone in
fourth place with a par 70.
Except for Locke, British pros
held all the first nine places. Five
Britons shot 71, - Dai Rees, Nor-
man Sutton, Hector Thomson,
Fred Bullock and W. J. Branch.

LIVELY BALL?

w

140 Runs Score in Five IM
Tilts as Softball Play Starts

DETROIT--(P)-The Detroit Ti-
gers stayed four games ahead in
the American League race by
trimming the St. Louis Browns
last night 6 to 1. Art Houtteman
gave the Brownies nine hits ashe
posted his eleventh victory against
five defeats.
The triumph was the eighth for
the Tigers in nine games with the
Browns this season.
Ned Garver, who suffered his
eighth setback to go with six wins,
gave up only two more hits than
Charles Gets
Medic O.K.
On 'Ticker'
NEW YORK-(P)-Ezzard Char-
les, NBA world heavyweight boxing
champion, was declared fit for fur-
ther boxing yesterday after an
examination by the Medical Board
of the New York Athletic Com-
mission.
Charles has been idle since early
in May because of a bruised heart
muscle. It was discovered just a
few days before he was to have
met Freddie Beshore in a title
contest at Buffalo on May 4.
- * -*
AFTER TODAY'S day-long ex-
amination the doctors said he was
in condition to resume training.
There was no indication when the
champion will defend his title.
Charles was examined at the
Medical Center.
Dr. Robert L. Levy, heart spe-
cialist of Presbyterian Hospital of
the Medical Center, issued the fol-
lowing statement:
* * *
"AFTER COMPLETE re-exam-
ination of Ezzard Charles, it was
found that thehbruise of the heart
muscle which has kept him inac-
tive during the past few months
has completely healed. He is now
in condition to resume training
immediately."
The statement was concurred
in by Dr. Charles Muzzicato,
acting head of the Athletic
Commission's Medical Advisory
Board; Dr. J. M. Houston, med-
ical director of the Illinois State
Athletic Commission, and Dr.
Harry Golds a New York Heart
specialist.
Houston was one of the physi-
cians who examined the Cincin-
natian in Chicago May 4 and de-
clared him unfit to fight because
of a "vascular condition of the
heart."
THE CHICAGO BOARD said he
was "not fit for strenuous exercise
at the present time," but recom-
mended a re-examination within
a three-month period.
The National Boxing Associa-
tion went along with this report
and said Charles will continue to
be recognized by that body.
Charles is committed to fight
Beshore in Buffalo and he may go
through with that bout in August.

Houtteman but the Tigers made
theirs count with men on the
bases.
By marking up his eleventh tri-
umph, Houtteman remained dead-
locked with Bob Lemon of Cleve-
land who also reached that figure
by beating Chicago tonight.
* * *
GEORGE KELL, leading the
American League batting race, got
one hit in four tries and drove
home a run in the third.
Houtteman was not at his
best against the hapless Browns,
but he bore down with men on
the bases and only in the sixth
could the St. Louisans bunch
their blows.
The Tigers have an off day to-
day and open an all-important
three-game series with the Cleve-
land Indians tomorrow night.
Meantime, the Tigers learned
they will have to do without the
services of their ace righthander,,
Virgil (Fire) Trucks for at least
seven days. Trucks was in uni-
form tonight but will not be per-
mitted to even throw a baseball
while, he takes special deep dia-
thermy treatments at Ford Hos-
pital.

Twomey,
Wilt Lose
In Finland
ABO, FINLAND-(P)--B. Jo-
hansson of Finland outsprinted
John Twomey by a yard yesterday
to win the 1,500 meter run in 3:50,
fastest time of the year in this
country.
The Illinois AC runner's time
was 3:50.2, equivalent of a 4:08
mile. A crowd of 7,000 watched
the two fight it out on a fast
track.
* * *
FRED WILT, who along with
Twomey had been leading the U.S.
track squad to victories here, also
lost in his specialty. The govern-
ment agent ran third in the 5,000
meter run, won by V. Koskela in
14:27.6. Wilt was far back in
14:52.8.
Bob Chambers of Southern
California continued his supre-
macy in the half-mile run. He
won the event in 1:52.5. Bob
Richards of the Illinois AC won
the pole vault at 14 feet 6 7/8
inches.
Herb Hoskins of Kansas State
and Fortune Gordien of the San
Francisco Olympic Club each won
two events.

ST. LOUIS - (.4)- The League-
leading St. Louis Cardinals downed
the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 last night
for their sixth straight victory.
Rookie Joe Adcock threw a scare
into 13,667 fans by driving in all
three Cincinnati runs with a
ninth-inning homer. Glenn Nel-
son and Eddi% Miller homered for
the Cards.
Howard Pollet limited the Reds
to seven hits for his ninth triumph.
He had been beaten five times. Ad-
There will be a meeting at 5
p.m. in the main Intramural
Building office today for all
captains or managers interested
in entering a team in summer
I-M basketball.
-Bert Katzenmeyer
cock's homer into the left field
seats followed a double by Bob
Usher and one of the two walks
issued by Pollet.
* * *
PHILADELPHIA -(P) - The
Philadelphia Phillies edged to
within one game of the league
leading St. Louis Cardinals last
night by taking two from theNew
York Giants, 9 to 7 and 10 to 3.
Roberts set the Giants down
one-two-three in the single in-
ning played and the victory went
down in the books as the sixth

SHOTTON SELECTS:

National League Minus
Card Pitching Tuesday

1

* * *
PIRATES 4, CUBS 1
CHICAGO -(P)- Ralph Kiner
and Mel Queen teamed yesterday
to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to
a 4-1 victory over the Chicago
Cubs. It snapped a six-game los-
ing streak for the Bucs.
Kiner smashed his 22nd homer
with Dale Coogan aboard in the
fourth inning for the margin
that eventually proved enough for
Queen. The veteran right hander
scattered four hits to register his
second victory against seven loss-
es.
* * *
KINER ALSO cut down the ty-
ing run at the plate. He threw
out Emil Verban on Hank Ed-
ward's fly in the eighth after the
Cubs had one run in on Ron
Northey's double and a triple by
Bill Serena.
The Piratesthen insured the
victory by nicking Frank Hiller
and Dutch Leonard for a final
pair of runs in the ninth.
Doyle Lade allowed only six
hits in his eight rounds. He was
charged with his second defeat.
BROOKLYN-(A)-Last night's
game between the Brooklyn Dod-
gers and the Boston Braves was
postponed because of rain.

triumph of
stanty.

The almost unbelievable total
of 140 runs were scored in five
games yesterday as the Intra-
mural Sports Department's sum-
mer softball tournaments got un-
der way at South Ferry Field.
Theta Xi scored the highest to-
tal of the ,day with 28 runs gross-
ing the plate as the Phi Gamma's
hurler, Dick McWilliams found
that pitching softball is not quite
the same as playing football. Mc-
Williams is a letterman on the
Wolverines' gridiron squad. The
Gammas managed 11 markers be-
fore calling it a bad day.
* * *
SAE KNOCKED off the Phi
Kappa Psi's, 20-10, to notch the
second highest total of the after-
noon. Phi Upsilon beat the Dental
Lab, 19-7, while Phi Alpha Kappa
outslugged the Sigma Chi's, 14-
12.
In the thriller on yesterday's

the year for Jim Kon-

Cards Down Cincinnati;
Phillies, Pirates -Win

bill, the men from the School of
Public Health edged the Theta
Delta Chi's, 10-9, in an extra-in-
ning game.
Paced by Doc Porter's three hits,
the Public Health team made up
a three-run deficit to tie up the
ball game in the sixth inning.
They had trailed 9-6 up to this
point.
IN THE SEVENTH, the SPH
outfit pushed over another tally
to ice the game.
The games played yesterday
heralded the start of the summer
intramural sports program, head-
ed by Rod Grambeau, in earnest.
Unorganized play has been in
progress since the start of school.
Individual and team play in more
than a dozen different phases of
athletics is being conducted by
the Intramural Sports Depart-
ment.

By JOE REICHLER
NEW YORK-()-The National
League will attempt to break the
Americans' All-Star monopoly next
Tuesday without the help of St.
Louis Cardinal pitchers.
Manager Burt Shotton made
that certain today when he failed
to name a single Redbird among
his eight all-star hurlers. Base-
ball men consider this a surpris-
ing move since they attribute the
Cards' current first place position
to the splendid work of their
pitchers.
SHOTTON NAMED two of his
own Brooklyn aces - Don New-
combe and Preacher Roe. The
others are Robin Roberts and Jim
Konstanty of Philadelphia, War-
ren Spahn of Boston, Bob Rush of
Chicago, Ewell Blackwell of Cin-
cinnati and Larry Jansen of New
York.
The omission of St. Louis
southpaws Max Lanier and
Howie Pollet caused some eye-
brow raising, especially since
Shotton has only two lefties on
his staff-Spahn and Roe.
Shotton may have been reading
history in not naming a St. Louis
pitcher. Since the All-Star compe-
tition between the two leagues be-
gan in 1933, at least one Cardinal
pitcher was selected in all but
two years. The National won both
times without St. Louis pitching
help. Considering that the Na-
tional has won only four of 16 (no
game in 1945), it may have given
Burt an idea.
* * *

ignored the Cards, the fans cer-
tainly didn't. They named Stan
Musial for first base, Marty Mar-
ion for shortstop and Enos Slaugh-
ter for one of the outfield posi-
tions. In addition, Red Schoen-
dienst picked up enough votes to
be named as an alternate for sec-
ond base.
Philadelphia's Willie Jones, at
Robinson, at second, round out
the starting infield. Hank Sauer
of Chicago and Ralph Kiner of
Pittsburgh complete the out-
field. Roy Campanella of Brook-
lyn was almost an unanimous
choice for catcher.
Shotton rounded out the 25-man
squad with:
. INFIELDERS - Gil Hodges and
Peewee Reese, Brooklyn, and Eddie
Stanky, New York.
OUTFIELDERS - Andy Pafko,
Chicago; Duke Snider, Brooklyn;
Johnny Wyrostek, Cincinnati, and
Dick Sisler, Philadelphia.
CATCHER - Walker Cooper,
Boston.
The game will be played in Chi-
cago's Comiskey Park, the site of
the original All-Star Game in 1933.
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Ma-jor League Standings
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AMERICAN LEAGUE

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Detroit
New York
Cleveland
Boston
* Washington
Chicago
Philadelphia
St. Louis

W
47
44
43
41
33
32
25
24

L
24
29
30
33
39
41
46
47

Pct.
.662
.603
.589
.554
.458
.438
.352
.338

GB
4
5
71/
14Y2
16
22
23

St. Louis
Philadelphia
Boston
Brooklyn
New York
Chicago
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh

W
42
41
39
36
34
32
25
24

L
27
28
30
30
36
34
43
45

Pct.
.609
.594
.565
.545
.486
.485
.36
.348

GB
1
3
4%
812
812
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Baseball's
BigSix
AB R H Pct.
Kell, Tigers 286 61 106 .371
Robinson, Dodg. 256 57 95 .371
Doby, Indians 229 53 82 .358
Dropo, Red Sox 255 47 90 .353
Musial, Cards 242 49 85 .351
Lockman, Giants 259 35 86 .332
HOME RUNS
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Kiner, Pirates ..............22
Snider, Dodgers ............17
Gordon, Braves .............16
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Rosen, Indians ..............25
Williams, Red Sox..........24
Dropo, Red Sox ............18
RUNS BATTED IN
NATIONAI- LEAGUE
Kiner, Pirates ..............61
Sauer, Cubs ................58
Ennis, Phillies.............57
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Williams, Red Sox ..........81
Stephens, Red Sox ..........78
Dropo, Red Sox .............78

040%

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SHOTTON had no
starting lineup which
f or him by the f ans.

say in his
was picked
If Shotton

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TODAY'S GAMES

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Philadelphia at New York
Shantz (6-7) vs. Ford (0-0).
Only games scheduled.
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Bring Quick Results

Pittsburgh at Chicago -
(4-4) vs. Minner (1-5).

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Boston at Brooklyn (night) -
Bickford (8-6) vs. Hatten (1-2).
New York at Philadelphia -
Jones (6=8) vs. Miller (7-0).
Cincinnati at St. Louis (night)
-Blackwell (6-7) vs. Staley (7-5)
or Munger (4-5).

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