The Monday Sports Patrol, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-23


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The Monday Sports Patrol By STEVE SNIDER United Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, N. Y., June 21.— The Na tional league is likely to "outstar" th American with a fancier set of twinklers i baseballs annual all-star game at Phil adelphia July 8. It depends on your definition of "star but lining up a fan ballot to help pick th starting line-ups nevertheless brings a mil shock now that former greats like Te Williams, Joe Di Maggio and Lou Boudrea are out of the running on the America] league side. National league picks on this depart ments ballot were almost automatic. Th American league was a poser. They ru: like this: NATIONAL Pos. AMERICAN Campanella .281 C Bern .263 Lockman .324 IB Robinson .307 Robinson .328 2B Avila .291 Thomson .280 3B Rosen .326 Reese .269 SS Rizznto .271 Sauer .316 OF Mitchell .316 Musial .336 OF Di Maggio .338 Kiner .260 OF Bauer .302 Kiner and Sauer both are left-fielder and if that makes the ballot void to hec with it. Its no all-star game without th current homer leader Sauer and the cus tomary big league champ Kiner. Pitching Staff Lined Up Might as well help out managers Case Stengel and Leo Durocher with a pitchin staff, too: Preacher Roe, Dodgers; Gerr Staley, Cardinals; Sal Maglie, Giants, ii the National and Bobby Shantz, Athletics Allie Reynolds, Yankees; Mike Garch Cleveland for the American. Lockmans hot start puts him over Gi Hodges of Brooklyn at first for the NI second and third base are no contest an Reese rates our call at short because th Little General, always a sure hand, i flashing some of his old speed. The out field is automatic but if you want to mak it legal, with a regular right-fielder namec it would be Sauer, Musial and Carl Furillc Brooklyn. In the American League, Robinson rate first base in our book and Avila makes i at second over Nelson Fox of the Whit Sox because hes the flashy type of gu; we like to watch. Itll take plenty of sell ing, too, to call Chico Carrasquel of th White Sox a more valuable shortstop thai Rizzuto, so Phil it is. At third, either Roser or Kell wont hurt you much. Kell is 1 slicker fielder, Rosen a longer hitter, botl hit em often. Dom DiMag is the only sure-pop all star for the outfield. Mitchell and Baue get the other two spots on their averages Both have had considerable trouble winning steady jobs on their own club! although there isnt much doubt of ther credentials at the moment.

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