Prep Star With Four No-Hitters Aims for Big League Contract: Chuck Bauer Also Averages Sixteen Strikeouts; Prefers To Join St. Louis Cardinals, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-13


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Prep Star With Four NoHitters Alms for Big League Contract Chuck Bauer Also Averages Sixteen Strikeouts Prefers To Join St Louis Cardinals CardinalsBy By TIM CANTY CANTYUnited United Press Sports Writer Chuck Bauer a high school junior who has pitched four nohit games to attract Major league scouts planned to sign a big league contract about five minutes after I graduate from high school schoolThe The sixfoot twoinch righthander com ¬ piled three no hitters over the seven inning i prep distance this season and has aver ¬ aged 16 strikeouts per game Most of his performances have come before at least one scout scoutA A good looking boy Bauer wants to get into the Majors as quickly as possible While hes had feelers from a dozen col ¬ leges hes not interested in waiting another four years before leaping into organized baseball baseballHe He said he was naturally interested in getting the most sizable bonus possible but I kinda hope the St Louis Cardinals come up with a decent offer offerI I used to live there and have always been a Cardinal fan he said Even when I was a kid I thought about playing for the Cards some day dayLosses Losses Result From Errors ErrorsBauer Bauer has won 12 and lost three this season the losses resulting from team er ¬ rors His worse shellacking was an 81 de ¬ feat in the public league playoffs when he gave up eight hits hitsCoach Coach Jim Smilgoff a former Chicago Cub scout said Bauer is one of those play ¬ ers that have Major league stamped all over him himHes Hes as good as a lot of guys pitching in the big leagues right now Smilgoff said And the thing that makes him a natural is his determination determinationHe He eats sleeps and thinks baseball 24 hours a day and is constantly trying to improve The kid cant miss missBauers Bauers idol is Waite Hoyt who went from the New York high school league di ¬ rect to the hurling corps of the New York Yankees YankeesIf If he can do it and Bob Feller too I dont see why I cant Bauer said saidIf If I could hook on with a Major league team right after I graduate from high school why wait and go through the Minors or college and waste all that time timeBauer Bauer is better than an average hitter compiling a 365 average in the tough pub ¬ lic school league leagueSmilgoff Smilgoff said It follows that he would hit well top He wants to do everything the best in baseball and he works just as hard on his hitting as he does on the pitching pitchingOne One thing the scouts liked about his pitching is Bauers control Coupled with his brilliant strikeout average is his two walks per game mark

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