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By SANDY GRADY
The Case of Williams vs. the Managers
There is l ame which the American League manager
have taken t.. (hvint the?e past few seasons, much in the
same clr.ss With making or inventing a perpetual motmn
machine Tln rame is sort of a puzzle and a IIolv Ciail
mixed topether. and the league pilots work on it constantly
in the hope of winning some day. It is called Finding a
Way to Stop Ted Williams.
In the old days a club that hit Bostons Fenway Talk
had a pretty even chance of winning the ball .name if tlicv
could hold the enthusiastic Mr. Williams to one or two
small sms'lcs To -hackle Williams like this required the
..,r.t m,.,i.-.ov -,11,) 'i-iftmp:s rm the nait of tht num.i.'ri.
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Lou Boudreau of Cleveland discovered a neat stopper v. hen i
he shifted the outfield into right-field and let the mt'.t Id I
congregate between first and second Since William- t- a ,
southpaw pull hitter, this should have been very effective.
Other teams patted Boudreau on the back and pulled the!
same stunt. This frustrated Williams very much, 'it is
just as though they have a stone wall up there." mourned he.
But he found that if he put all that famous wrist m. ;
in his swim; he could still blast hits through the openm s.
This kept things at a pietty even keel for a while, and inv.
agers beean vM.nyim; about other problems, like the bt.iui
rule and how to beat the Indians.
Theie is talk that the St. Louis Brown franchise will b"
shifted t.. 1..k Aii.eies .i San Francisco. The Pacific C V..-!
bigwiL-.s have been phi. iMim for years to net an American
League club m the.se two cities. With the Browns' attei. d
ance dwindlim; to a meie handful every nis'lil, Piesid.nt
Richai J Muck. i in. m says it's "oing to be up to the tail,
whether the Biown.s remain."
Now Williams h.,s broken the bonds ai'.am and is hittim
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:Vii -too, i. inline me nail aeainsi me n-u..-i n"'
L.Un. Ilei, ' the inm.iek: it's the leit-tiel.l fence. He ti led
all Let sea-Mi to hit the ball into the wide-open hit tiel.l
but couldn't make it. He hasn't changed a tlnm; this e..r.
but he- dili- aie boulhillL1, into left field core e tent I v. "1
haven't elian ii mv enp or stance and W.i trvmi; to pull
il,e I,., II .,m ,-..!. mtcii I'm as surprised as cveione else.
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By Alan Mover
WHO SB EMS 70 BE THE
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Bosox Go On Bingle Binge
To Beat Athletics, 19-3
ii ai d'.' meaning the AL managers
en't just dumping or slappnu:
r. tting solid knocks
says he. ; that t'.erv pitcher is working the outside corner
t)11 n 1 1.,-. in and out. tht v throw their best stuff out
there. Sometimes 1 teel that I can't pull the ball to right
like 1 once could. But that's silly when a fellow is hitting,
over .400 "
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;-)Oino as-'enis say in." i uuu,
one of the onlv men to hit over
.400 in a reason besides Ted, prod
ed the Boston Basher into hitting
to left. While in town once, he
made some blunt remarks to the ef
fect that Williams is stupid not to
accept the challenge and hit to left
field." The boys sav that proud
Ted began he swing a little left of
center ii: ht alter that. Others say
Joe Me'.'ailhy had something to do
But whatever the reason, the
switch will give William:; his second .400 season with a mite
of luck. He draws so manv walks that he shouldn't have -niv
bad slumps. At least, that's the wav Backstop Birdie T li
bels sees it. He : avs Williams gets so few legitimite ( haia i .
to hit, his hag of bincles goes, especially far on the avei;e es.
And it brin: s back the old headache to AL mentors
of Stopping: William-. Thev figure the only, wav to slow 'fed
down is give him a broomstick for a hat and tire gulf balls
at him Jiom 40 niijn, up. . Bjut tiw lijnbei TliQudore would. j.
probanly 'find 'a! way. !
Of the Brownies. Rookies, and Tourneys i
Riehie Ashburn. t hie hottest rookie in the American :
Leagufs wears special pads on his forearms because of bis
famous head-fust slides into the bases. Ashburn takes oil' ,
catchers when he heads for second base. He has swiped
17 bases for the Phillies and is on his way to the a-l-rnaik.
The major league clubs are holding tryout camps at !
every crossroads m the country this season, trying to drum
up some new blood. The Phillies and Reds picked up sev
eral ball plavers from the Carolinas this wav. One inter
esting note of this year's ivory hunting is the seeking out
of Negro Talent. i
The semi-pros aie opening up the state tourneys again.
The district tourneys will be held next week and the state
event in Asheboro on July 23. It is too bad that Hazelwood
could not go to the Western district tourney in Kings Moun- !
tain. Business Manager George Bischoff figured that the ,
long trip and overnight stays would incur too much expense
and trouble. The locals might have cut quite a swathe in
that competition. Incidentally, when the Graham semi
pros take the field up'in the Elkin tourney this week, you'd
think the players would wear "Tar Heels" across their
backs. In the batting order will be Charlie "Choo-Choo"
Justice, his brother, Joe, and Bobby Weant, Carolina block
ing back. i
Both Ecu. ta and Martel were pretty shaky wdien they
played in Brevard last week Johnny Nee, the bigtime Phil
lie scout was in. the stands. Nee came down to watch the
work" of Noah Goode, the swift Ecusta third-sacker. Goode
really strutted his stuff for the ivory-hunter he slammed
a game-winning home run in the fourth inning and played
perfeitf baligatnfng him a contract Jo Americus, Ga. Nee
WS Iso impressed with the hurling of Pitchers Frisbee and
ulfTs Brth rea little too old to break into organized
&U Itizetvrood has met both chunkers this season
jtiwf handl4d them pretty roughly.
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'I he I'itt' lnii h I'irates helped
i In in-el r- lu ii clouhle victory
uui the Chicago (iihs. Catcher
I. lull pilt.l a loiiilh inning triple
.e:.nn i Ihe leiiee to score three
inn and Min the opening game
I,. :.-l In Hie nightcap, the Pir
.ili ma . led to victory behind the
pei leet Imir-liil twirling of Elmer
Riddle. Riddle walked six and
(i ink out four ill his near per
fei a. .aire. lialph Kiner added to
In- Inline inn total tor the Pirates
by ) a nuni ni; one over the left-
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r.' I The St. Louis Cardinals split a
I lie Tirei wan the opener as . double-header with the Reds. The
l I,,, k I'.eiiiiiii managed to C.a: Inner Gang dropped the first
h.m.H. in mm lui. villi. ait getting , bv iben Cincy got fourteen
in, in imnitiiil into Mining po-i-' hits off of five Card pitchers. Cin
h. n i iiinali Ct iilei fielder Wyrostek
I lie fen "a. i n blew ibenrahes , '' t''Vs hero when he got
,,, i e. iM ii hi. n hit victory iiiitw" home i unn. The second game
ihe i, e l, i. ,. : i i m and Machals : as won by the Cards when Harry
luiiii.id i..,,,,,. inn in Ihe 12-1 !' 'I he Cat i Brerheen scattered sev
en hit1- to v in 8 to 1.
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Ihe lialll. 'Alio '.tole the ppot
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Hurry, S.wacuse University ath-
PIhIs won . lelc, leceiilly had a busy after-
, , 7 ;' ,,,, iu, tour-bit noon. He put the shot in the op
i I . .nii. ll'. . Although he'eiiinM ev. nl ..r a dual track meet
ml- luo men. Donnelly .at Coleale, hopped in his car and
lien. - poppini! tip con-,diovc' :t!l miles to Syracuse where
The I'luls took the I"' pulled the No. .r. oar in the
iiniig rallv 'iiani'e junior varsity eigm against
h Walker. ; M I -'i'- and Hulgers.
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Boogs IrOsnrdl- lira Two Dili
15 And 3
After Saturday afternoon's
warmup, the Hazelwood club lam
basted another fifteen runs on the
Fourth of July to turn back a new
Canton team by 15-3.
Playing under a broiling sun be
fore a fair-sjzed crowd, the Hazel
wooders cut loose with the same
number of hits they had made the
day before fourteen and took
advantage of every Canton miscue
to rush across a tally.
Ken Troutman and Lawrence
Robinson unleased a home run
apiece for Haielwood.
It was Little Jack Amnions,
working slowly and effectively,
who held the invaders to eight hits
and was never in serious trouble.
Canton threw four pitchers into
the fray but none could stem the
Hazelwood attack. Rogers was the
Dudley, Yount, Cllne, Powers
and Robinson each had a pair of
safeties. Both of Dudley's hits
were screeching triples. Dudley,
Troutman and Yount bad three
runs batted across. It was just
another tale of too much Hazel
No member of the Canton bat
ting order was able to get over one
hit. Shortstop Stevenson got the
only extra-base knock, a double.
The loss was a pretty discour
aging event for the neighboring
Canton outfit, which has just been
organized and has already been
licked by Cullowhee in its first
start. A re-match will definitely
be slated for a later date between
Ihe two rivals.
Canton AB II R
Miller, lb, cf 4 11
Lowe, if 110
Spence, c 3 0 1
Stevenson, ss 4 11
Rhymer. If 4 0 0
fvester, rf, c 4 0 1
Sizemore, cf 4 0 1
Rathbone, 3b 0 0 0
Dayton, p 10 1
K. Rhymer, cfr p 2 0 0
Pressley, 2b 10 0
Hardin, 2b : 0 1
Long, c 2 0 1
Rogers, p, lb 2 0 0
Loftin, p 10 0
Totals .36 3 8
Hazelwood AB H H
Milner, cf - 5 11
Jas. Ammons, cf . 10 1
Troutman, 3b 3 2 1
Whitener, c 1 0 0
Smith, c 4 3 0
Dudley, 2b .522
Yount, If 5 2 2
Cline, rf 4 1 2
Powers, lb 5 I 2
Robinson, ss 5 2 2
Jack Ammons, p . 5 11
Totals -43 15 14
SHOWS 'EM HOW
VILLANOVA, Pa (API The
final event on Villanova College's
spring football training calendar
was a foot race among members of
the Wildcats' coaching stall'. Head
Coach Jordan Olivar took the hon
ors. Your nickels and dimes and dol
lars will help some starving child
in the United Nations Appeal for
Children. Give today.
Locals Wallop Clearwater
By 15-8 In Saturday Tilt
The Hazelwood ball team cut loqse with a thspiav t
Fourth of July "fireworks this weekend, exploding m two
games for fifteen runs and winning two clea victories over
Clearwater and Canton.
The local semi-pros made life hard for Pitcher Dunu K
of Clearwater Saturday afternoon when they sailed fourteen
safeties by him, with half of those going for extra bases The
plate barrage retted Ha?elu.' ,
. With Bob?
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BOB FELLER, once the most
rapid of American League
hurleis. hud a disastrous season's
start when he dropped five games
in a row. The stock phrase in
Cleveland became "What's wrong
with Feller?" Said Manager Lou
Boudreau, "We'll sink or swim
with Feller. lie's our ace and
we're going all the way with
him." Then the other day be
fore a record crowd of H2.781
fans Rapid Robert came
through with his old form to de
feat the rival Philadelphia Ath
letics. Feller announced that he
had cancelled all his publicity
and off-the-field engagements
he would do nothing but worry
about his pitching from now on.
Holding a slender lead in the AL
first place, Manager Boudreau
warily hopes that the Iowa strong
hoy can keep turning in work
manlike jobs. As Feller goes, so
. LEADS IN TWO SPORTS
GAINSVILLE, Fla. ( API Bob
by Forbes of Clearwater. Fla., lead
ing ground gainer in the South
eastern Football Conference last
fall, also paced University of Flor
ida's bascballers with a 438 aver
age for 25 games. The first base
man has another season of foot
15-8 victory over the lmlusuui
Charlie Leatherwood, tin- lH tl
house 1 fty, tossed creditable D.,u
against Clearwater scattering i.
visitors' thirteen hits and pullirn?
out of trouble witn a fast ball ir,
quently. His mates gave him fin,,
support. They made only one er
ror. Manager Jack Smith gave a nem
demonstration at bat when he
lashed three hits in four trys Kl
mer Dudley and Oliver Yount n,u.
tributed three for five One i
Dudley's hits was a triple anil tw
of Yount's went for doubles.
Bob Pitts, the stocky left-fielder
walloped a home run and liail hm
for four to keep him in the lime
light. He batted in four runs.
The win gave Hazelwood an
other boost of the Industrial league
ladder. They now have seven wins
and four losses and stand very se
curely in the first division.
It was just another defeat tm
the visitors, who haven't picked up
but one win this season Catcher
Burgin hit throe fu four to pace
their losing plate attack. Tht
fumbled seven errors to help the
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