Todays Sports Parade, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-04


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1 4 Todays Sports Parade By OSCAR FRALEY United Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, N. Y., June 2.— Fearless Fraleys Facts and Figures: Gen. Douglas MacArthur is mentioned by baseball men as the latest "hot" candidate for commissioner to succeed A. B. Chandler — and the theory is that the general would accept the post. The general- threw his hat in the ring, one owner intimated, during his recent visits to all three New York ball parks. But whoever is finally elected will have to wait 11 months, for Chandler seems determined to serve out his term which doesnt expire until next May; Happy birthday: Today, Johnny Bulla 37; Sunday, Fred Kammer 39 Monday, Jack Banta 28 and Ray Coleman 29; Tuesday, Lou Brissie 27, Eddie Joost 35, Al Javery 33 and Marion Motley 31; , Wednesday, Bill Dickey 44 and Dario Lodigiana 35; Thursday, Roberto Avila 25, Dusty Boggess 47 and Rocky Grazi-ano 29; Friday, Del Ennis 26, Charley Schanz 32 and Die Armstrong 56. The New York sectional qualifying round Monday for the U. S. Open will be a tournament in itself, with 103 pros and 29 amateurs shooting for 16 places in the Detroit finale. The New York hopefuls will have to contest against a large group of visiting firemen. These include Clayton Heafner, Charlotte, N. C; Jackie Burke, Jr., Houston, Texas; Walker Cupper Billy Campbell of Huntington, W. Va.; Porky Oliver of Kenmore, Wash., and Robert De Vicenzo of Buenos Aires. Also battling for one of those 16 berths will be such sharpshooters as Jim, Mike, Joe and. Phil Tur-nesa, Herman Barron, Claude Harmon, Fred Wampler and Al Brosch and Pete Cooper, formerly of Ponte Vedra, Fla., and now at White Pains, N. Y. It should be quite a battle. The Lamesa Lobos, floundering in fifth place in the West Texas-New Mexico League, took a drastic step to strengthen the club — by firing the official scorer. Playing manager Jay Haney took that action the day after he was charged with three errors in one game. He said the scoring "was hurting the morale of the club." Now if Marvin Veal,, the new scorer, can only hit! Speaking of dates, it was just 10 years ago today that death claimed Lou Gehrig, the "iron horse" of the New York Yankees. But Lous record of 2,130 consecutive games still stands a 15-year skein he started June 1, 1925, and which lasted until May 2, 1939. . . . Eddie Sawyer, manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, may have conceded the 1951 National League pennant to the Brooklyn Dodgers but he believes that the St. Louis Cardinals will stay right in the thick of the race all year. "Tom Poholsky is a good pitcher and should continue to perform well for the Cards all year," Sawyer explained. otan xtojeK is going great at shortstop, so when you add Stan Musial and Country Slaughter you have the makings of a club which figures to finish close." But Eddie wouldnt say just how close. . . . Conservation corner: The polar bear is a strong swimmer, having been known to cross a 40-mile strait. But, then, so could you if you were swimming just in front of one.

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