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By COLLIE NICHOLSON
GRAMBLING, La. - Grambling College's star outfielders, Frank Ensley and Crawford Neal, were signed Saturday by Chicago White Sox Scout, John Donaldson for the club's class C. Superior, Wis., team.
The announcement was confirmed in Chicago by Sox farm system director, John Rigney, Neal and Ensley were slated to join the club, May 23, and get their assignments from Club Pilot Buster Mills.
Both slugging gardeners picked up their sheepskins on Sunday.
Their signing climaxed a month of negotiations and a couple of weeks of intensive scouting by Donaldson, the Sox' Negro scout. The look see at the pair began in April when Doug Minor saw them in action. He got the home office busy, and the contract signing followed.
Neal, a prodigious slugger who rapped out 15 homers last year, and presently is belting the ball at a .510 clip, has been called one of the best looking young baseball players in the country. He was sought by the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates and the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro American League.
"The Sox offered me a better deal" the husky centerfielder said. He refused to comment on the "better deal" but was known to have turned down a $2,500 offer from the Kaycees.
Ensley, an impressive fielder who makes the hard ones look easy, is on the order of Boston's Sam Jethroe. Donaldson watched him skitter around the bases in two games, and left Grambling convinced he could pilfer anything not nailed down.
Coach Lee Flentroy expressed the opinion that both boys will be ready for double A ball by the end of summer. "They can hit and run and throw," he said, noting that experience is the main thing they lack.
Two years ago, Brooklyn signed three Grambling players.
Ensley stands five feet, 11 inches and weighs 170 pounds. He bats and throws righthanded, and will be 24 in July. He was captain of the football and basketball teams at Grambling high, and was captain of the baseball team last year. He served as co-captain of the football team. His college batting mark is .378.
Ensley is married and has a two-year-old son.
Neal, who is single, stands six feet, one inch, and weighs 195 pounds. He bats left and throws right. He is 24 years old and captained this year's nine.
A graduate of Bernice, La. high, he captained the football and baseball teams. The Sox front office pointed out that Donadson's friendship with Dr. Ralph Jones, president of Grambling, helped the club get the two prospective stars away from the other hungry teams.