Yankees Sell Lindell; Mize Farmed: Champs Drop Five in Housecleaning, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-16


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Yankees Sell Lindell; Mize Farmed Champs Drop Five In Housecleaning League Waives Big Fielder To Cardinals; Eye Deal To Dispose of Dick Wakefield By STAN OPOTOWSKY United Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, N. Y., May 15.— The New York Yankees sold outfielder Johnny Lindell to the St. Louis Cardinals and pitcher Clarence Marshall to the St. Louis Browns today, and sent first baseman Johnny Mize to their Kansas City farm. The head-chopping spree, part of a campaign to shear the squad of its surplus before the May 18 25-player limit, also caught rookie infielder Al Martin and pitcher Duane Pillette, who went to Kansas City with Mize. . And thats still not the end of it, for still on the block is rebel outfielder Dick Wakefield. The Yankees, angered over the manner in which he refused to report to the Chicago White Sox in an abortive sale, are determined to get rid of Wakefield as quickly as possible. Lindell went to the Cardinals for the 0,000 waiver price — and that was a surprise. Actually, the Yankees have been talking about unloading Johnny for three seasons, but always he came through in the clutch to squash the ideas momentarily. Last week it seemed definite that he was going to the Philadelphia Athletics, but they let him go. Cords Start Dodger Series The Cardinals can well use Lindell, and hell join them at a most crucial moment — tomorrow afternoon when they start a three-game series against Brooklyn here. With Stan Musial doing his slugging in a first basemans role, the Cards have been sorely pressed for power in their outfield. And, although he has not been a true Yankee regular since the war, Lindell is a potential power. It was his home run, for example, which brought the Yankees out of second place in the next to last game of the 1949 season. ] Mize, the one-time New York Giant slugger who was bought by the Yanks last season and promptly injured his shoulder, was sent to Kansas City for rest and practice more than anything else. His throwing arm still pains him and the idea is for him to get it back into shape. He still will draw his 5,000 pay at Kansas City. Had the Yanks thought he was hopeless, they would have released him rather than saddle their American Association club with that tab. He. has played very little this year. Marshall hasnt seen action with the club this season, and so his sale — for an undisclosed sum— was expected. He won three and lost none in 21 appearances last season.

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