(June 21) George Hemming, 17-year-old pitcher has signed a contract with the New York Yankees for an unreported but "quite satisfactory" bonus. The six-foot-two, 180 pound Victoria High School graduate chose the Yankees over the Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. Hemming is the first product of Victoria's minor baseball organization to sign directly with a major league team. In his last start in the city's senior league, the left-hander set a league record by striking out 23 batters. He is set to begin his pro career at Harlan, KY, of the Class D Appalachian League.