The Saturday Sports Patrol, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-10


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The Saturday Sports Patrol By STEVE SNIDER United Press Sports Writer WriterNEW NEW YORK N Y May 9 Sports of All Sorts SortsThe The champion New York Yankees look like just another ball club so far and may have to come up with more player trades to avert a panic DiMag is missed plenty I in center but Gerry Colemans second base slot is just as hard to fill Once all pitch ¬ ing looked alike to the Bombers now they are patsies against righthanders winning only one and losing nine against them up to today todayAl Al Rosen of the Indians off to his best spring1 start credits an offseason idea ideafor for his fast getaway He used to hold holdhis his bat high while waiting for a pitch bat decided to drop his hands letterhigh to get the bat around a split second faster fasterLongrange Longrange Forecast Joey Maxim over Ray Robinson Ezzard Charles over Joe Walcott WalcottDutch Dutch Leonard of the Cubs 42 years old on the record books reports he warmed up in the bull penduring 105 games last sea ¬ son He was called in only 41 times though and the old boy was grateful for that thatNew New York football Giants figure theyre loaded with punch to match their defense next season Kyle Rote came through a knee operation successfully and new hands include talented Frank Gifford of Southern California Fred Benners of SMU Frank Smith of Miami and tough Merwyn Hodel of Colorado a wingding fullback fullbackOnly Only 17 National Leaguers are fully credited 10 year men but 15 more will make it this year Pitcher Dave Koslo of the Giants will be the next addition on June 2 followed by Max Lanier of the Giants on June 24 and Kenny Raffens berger of the Reds July 7 7Furman Furman University of Greenville S C has received a trophy as the most improved college basketball team during the 195152 season Furman leaped from 651st to 157th place in a national rating system and no other team can make that state ¬ ment mentThe The public gets its first look at Notre Dames 1952 football team Saturday but wont recognize many of the Irish without a scorecardFulback Neil Worden and guard Jack Alessandrini are the only really familiar names in the starting lineup lineupWelterweight Welterweight boxer Chico Vejar who takes daily fencing lessons to keep sharp might look up a few lefthanded swords ¬ men to practice with He was a sucker in the ring against southpaw Chuck Davey the other night nightThe The sixday bike races will beback in business at Chicago and New York next fall so the customers are hereby warned to start catching up on sleep Kermit Tracy who pitched strikes for Lou Littles Columbia football team last fall is one of the Ivy leagues top baseball pitchers pitchersFifteen Fifteen rookies are training for the In ¬ dianapolis 500mile race May 30 Each must work 100 miles at speeds between 100 and 120 miles per hour to earn a chauf ¬ feurs license licenseThe The National League service bureau re ¬ ports this one Eddie Stanky making a speech at Cincinnati said he was sorry he couldnt open up with a funny story but I cant tell any humorous tales be cause Ive never seen anything funny about baseball Its the Brats baseball career in a nutshell

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