What They Said At The Time: Newark Evening News, April 3, 1937 (Part 1)
Pearson Form Tickles Yanks
Pitching Problem Eased by Quick Development of Monte
BY FRED J. BENDEL
MOBILE, Ala. – The New York Yankees here today to meet the New Orleans Southern Association club, were in a blithe frame of mind. Much of the worry about the pitching staff was eased, it is agreed, by the unexpected showing of Monte Pearson against the Tallahassee Georgia-Florida League champions yesterday. To be sure the Caps, as the Class D leaguers are called, lack great punching power, but the Yanks do not look at it that way. They were pleased with Monte’s control in his first start of the year.
“He took right up where he left off in the World Series,” said Marse Joe McCarthy.
Monte himself was delighted with his curve ball, one of the best in the American League. He said the pass he gave and the wild pitch he made were both due to the baseball in use here.
“I am accustomed to using the American League ball and my curve broke into the dirt. Furthermore, the mound back there was a little high and except for that I believe my control record would have been perfect.”
Monte gave the Bushers one run on four hits.
The Yankees won the game, due to timely hits by George Selkirk and Lou Gehrig who are now tied at driving in runs – thirteen each although Selkirk leads batting averages with a robust mark of .415.
(We will have some Joe DiMaggio content tomorrow…)