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I' DAY, At GUST 8, 1954




Williams D
Cronin Penalizes Star
For 'Conduct on Field'








Stars of Yesterday's Games



Olympic Berth Gained
By Michigan's Hanley

BOSTON (P) - Boston Red Sox
General Manager Joe Cronin last
night fined Ted Williams, $5,000
for his spitting gestures in yes-
terday's game against the New
York Yankees.
Cronin took the severe action an
hour and a half after Williams'
latest outburst, imposing the fine

Cronin told writers he assessed
the fine against the $100,000-a-
year slugger himself after con-
ferring with Manager Mike Hig-
gins and talking by telephone with
owner Tom Yawkey in New York.
Yawkey Upset
"Mr. Yawkey was listening to
the game on the radio and was
very upset by Ted's actions," Cro-
nin said.
"We couldn't condone such ac-
tions," Cronin said. "And it was
too bad it had to happen after a
great catch he made off Yogi
Berra in the 11th inning."
Williams Incommunicado
Williams could not be reached
after Cronin's announcement of
$5,000 fine, one of the heaviest
ever imposed in major league his-
In 1925, the great Babe Ruth
was fined $5,000 by New York
Yankee Manager Miller Huggins.
Earlier, the umpires of the
game had said they planned to
report the bat throwing incident
as part of their reports to Ameri-
can League President Will Har-
ridge. Whether league action will
be taken is up to Harridge.
In 11th Inning
Williams' latest episode in his
expectorating spree came in the
top of the 11th inning.
He misjudged Mickey Mantle's
wind-blown fly to left field and
dropped the ball for an error and
the overflow crowd of 36,350
booed. Williams then leaped
against the scoreboard to catch
Yogi Berra's drive to end thein-
The tempestuous Williams took
a little hop, skip and spat at the
crowd as he neared the dugout,
then came part way back up the
dugout steps to aim at both the
right and left field stands.

... nearing 200 wins ... from bench to limelight

... nobody scores on him .. ,helps White Sox Sweep

Red Sox Top Yanks in 11 Innings;
Braves Down Cubs; Tigers Halted

. spits once too often
for what he termed "conduct on
the field."
Williams later said he was sorry
it happened.
Instantly 'Sorry'
"I was sorry the instant I did,
It," Williams said. Previously he
was silent and sullen in the dres-
sing room and had said nothing to
the press immediately following
the contest.
In addition to the spitting yes-
terday, Williams threw his bat
some 40 feet in the air after draw-
ing a bases-loaded walk in the
11th inning as the Red Sox edged
New York, 1-0.

By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Rangy Bill Wool-
sey of Hawaii. a student at Indi-
ana, beat Dick Hanley of Michigan
and Reid Patterson in a blanket
finish to win the men's 100-meter
freestyle finals last night in the
United States Olympic swimming
All three qualified for the Olym-
pic team.
The 21-year-old Hawaiian, a
member of the victorious U.S. 800-
meter relay team in the 1952
Olympics, was clocked in 57 sec-
onds flat in capturing the second
final of an all-day program at the
Brennan pools.
The race was closely waged all
the way, with Woolsey surging in
the final strokes to beat out Han-
ley, who had led the preliminary
trials, by a bare one-tenth of a
second. Patterson, an apprentice
seaman from Pineville, Ky., was,
jiust a tenth of a second ahead of
Carl Woolley, also of Michigan.
Don Harper earlier led an Ohio
State sweep in the man's spring-
board diving trials, qualifying for
the Olympic team along with Glen
Whitten and Bob Clotworthy, the
latter making a great comeback
after blowing one of his earlier
* * *
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By The Associated Press \
B 0 S St 0 N-Ted Williams, the
Red Sox slugger, walked with the
bases loaded in the 11th inning
yesterday afternoon to force in the
winnin run in a pitcher's battle as
Boston edged the New York Yank-
ees, 1-0.
Two Yankee errors touched off
the fateful 11th and a walk to
Billy Klaus which loaded the bases
spelled the end for Don Larsen
who had yielded only four hits.
Yank skipper Casey Stengel
called in lefty Tommy Byrne. Wil-
liams walked on a 3-2 pitch forc-
ing pinch runner Billy Consolo

PCC Conclave Shrouded with Secrecy;
Announcement of Findings Due Tonight

PORTLAND, Ore. W)-The Pa-
cific Coast Conference, worl~ing
behind closed doors, yesterday
prepared a final report covering
punishments for violations of its
aid-to-athletes code provisions.
Secrecy prevailed, however, and
the faculty representatives for
athletics at the nine member
schools who take official action

across the plate with the game's
only tally.
Willard Nixon, Boston right-
hander who specializes in beating
New York, tossed a seven-hitter
in gaining credit for his 10th life-
time triumph over the Yankees.
Braves 6, Cubs 1
MILWAUKEE-Southpaw War-
ren Spahn chalked up the 194th
victory of his career and slashed
his' third homer of the season as
the Milwaukee Braves turned back
the Chicago Cubs, 6-1, yesterday
Hank Aaron of the Braves cele-
brated the occasion by running
his consecutive game hitting streak
to 24 with a single in the fifth. He
got another in the seventh.
Spahn, yielding eight well-
spaced hits, made his record 11-9
for the year as he gave the Braves
an even split of the two-game ser-
ies with the Cubs.
Indians 5, Tigers 2
DETROIT-Mike Garcia broke
Cleveland's four - game lossing
streak yesterday afternoon beat-
ing the Detroit Tigers, 5-2, on 11
scattered hits.
Ray Boone's two-out homer in
the ninth behind an error ruined
Garcia's shutout bid.
Hal Naragon and Preston Ward
came off the Cleveland bench to
supply the burly righthander with
all the batting power he needed
to record his eighth triumph.
Naragon, catching in place of
Jim Hegan, collected four straight
hits, including a home run. Ward,
taking over for Vic Wertz at first
base, clouted a homer and a pair
of singles.
Dodgers 3, Pirates 0

combe stretched his string of
scoreless innings to 33 while claim-
ing his 17th victory, and Duke
Snider hit a home run as Brook-
lyn defeated the Pittsburgh Pi-
rates, 3-0, last night.
It was the fourth straight suc-
cess for the Dodgers and kept
them within 11/2 games of National
League leading Milwaukee.
Newcombe, winning his eighth in
a row with his third straight shut-
out, beat the Pirates with a six-
hitter, striking out six and walk-
ing two. He has lost five.
* * *
Cards 8, Redlegs 4
CINCINNATI - Wally M o o n
clubbed out five straight hits, in-
cluding a home run last night, as
the St. Louis Cardinals rallied for
five runs in the last two innings
and an 8-4 victory over the Cin-
cinnati Redlegs.
Two run homers by Ed Bailey
and Wally Post had given the Reds
a 4-3 lead when the Cards started
their drive.
In winning, the Cards shelled
15-game winner Brooks Lawrence,
an old teammate, of f the mound
in the eighth and he suffered his
fourth defeat. The victory went
to reliefer Jim Konstanty.
* * ,
White Sox 5-4, A's 4-3
CHICAGO-The Chicago White
Sox took two 10-inning decisions
over the Kansas City Athletics,
5-4 and 4-3, with Walt Dropo's
bat featuring both decisive rallies.
In the opener he singled and
scored on a triple by Jim Rivera,
and in the nightcap he singled
home Larry Doby from second
The White Sox stranded 18 men
in the second game, 16 of them
in the first nine innings, but fell
two short of the record.

Its the first game, the payoff
hits were yielded by Bobby Shantz,
who had pitched brilliantly relief
until he had two out in the ninth.
Then he walked two men and Fox
singled to tie the score and send
the game into overtime.
Phils 4-3, Giants 3-1
N E W Y 0 R K -- Philadelphia's
fast-climbing Phillies took a twi-
night doubleheader from the New
York Giants, 4-3 and 3-1, last
night behind southpaws Curt Sim-
mons and Harvey Haddix, increas-
ing their winning streak to five
The sweep pushed the Phils
within 10 percentage points of
fourth-place. St. Louis.
Simmons, winning his sixth in a
row and ninth of the season, held
the Giants to four htis after Had-
dix had gained his sixth in a row
and 10th of the year in the opener,
although lifted for a pinch-hitter
in the ninth.

will be decided today on Good
Time Park's kite-shaped track.
Twenty-three-year-old stand-
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but there is almost unanimous
opinion that Egyptian Princess
will take home the $59,155.15
first-place money.
The winner will be the first to
take two races of one mile each.
The first race is scheduled for 2
p.m. (EST).
If a different trotter triumphs
in each of the first three heats,
the trio of winners will com-
pete alone in the decisive fourth.
* * *
Saxton Wins Fight
BOSTON - Welterweight king
Johnny Saxton, tuning 'up for a,
championship clash with Carmen
Basilio next month, gave willing
Barry Allison of Springfield, Mass.
a boxing lesson last night for a
unanimous decision in a non-title
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for the conference refused to di-
vulge their findings.
Announcement of the action
was due tonight after the repre-
esntatives meet with the powerful
President's Council" to reach con-
Possible Copclusions
These conclusions might in-

I-M Softball Honors Shared
By Psychology 'A,' Metallurgy

Victories by Psychology 'A' and
Metallurgy left them in a tie for
first place in League Four as the
summer I-M softball season closed
last night at South Ferry Field.
Psych 'A's win came on a 2-1
decision over Cooley Building..
Psych's hurler Bill - McKeachie
worked the entire game for the
Meanwhile, Metallurgy had an
easier time with VRC as they came
^ut on top by a 5-2 score. Metal-
lurgy's pitcher Chris Mielke
turned' in a good performance to
lead his team to the co-champion-

three won-one lost records. If ar-
rangements can be made, a cham-
pionship game will be scheduled
between the teams to determine
the champion.
So far ithas been impossible
to arrange this game because of

1. Slight lessening of punish-
ments already slapped on UCLA,
Southern California, California
and Washington for under-the-
table aid to football players by
alumni or booster clubs; or
2. Inclusion of more schools on
the penalty list.
The faculty representatives of
the nine member schools and the
athletic representatives put in a
102-hour work day Monday going
through "self-examination" re-
ports from the institutions. They
went back to work at 9 a.m.
May Lessen Penalties
The most speculation continued
to be on whether loss of eligibility
penalties would be lessened in the
case of seniors who otherwise
would be through with collegiate
play. Penalties already assessed
would cost UCLA and USC all or
most of their seniors.
Fines -- both direct and indirect
--against the four schools total
about $233,000. UCLA was put on
probation three years, USC and
Washington can't play in the Rose.
nia for one. UCLA, USC and
Washington can't pla yin the Rose
Bowl game or share in its receipts
while on probation. The receipts
have averaged about $26,000 per
school per year.
In addition to the schools al-
ready penalized the conference in-
cludes Stanford, Oregon, Oregon
State, Washington State and

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